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New Nintendo Switch Update Adds Video Recording, Save Transfers

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With the release of Super Mario Odyssey just a few weeks away, video capture is a particularly exciting addition. After talking about the features that players can expect to see from the Switch version of the game, the two developers then dove into how it would perform on its new home. Read More »

Alicia Keys Returning For Season 14 of The Voice

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The singer will be back in the red chair for the show's 14th season, after sitting out this current season. Alicia left The Voice following her season 12 victory to focus more on her own musical career. She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win ... I have gotten to see another side of her because it is just me, as opposed to five or six different individuals with different personalities that she's trying to coach. Read More »

Samsung Unites Its IoT Services Under New Smart Cloud Service

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Samsung on Wednesday unveiled the next iteration of its Bixby digital assistant platform. It replaced S Voice, a lackluster offering on previous phones, when it launched this year. But 2.0 likely won't fundamentally address the product's flaws. Initially, Bixby faced setbacks and delays, but the company has quickly worked to overcome these, and today, Samsung announced its plans for the future of Bixby. Read More »

Mini Wired Gamepad For PS4 Is Designed For Kids

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The DualShock 4 controllers will be available in three colors, each exclusive to a different retailer. The controller is made by Hori, known for their fighting sticks and controller designs for a variety of platforms. The controller is wired with a 10-foot cable, and will launch this holiday in the USA and Canada for a suggested retail price of $30 USD/$40 CAD. Manipulator Mini Wired Gamepad uses a wired connection to the console; connecting cable length is three meters. Read More »

Reliance Jio announces revised tariff plans

Earlier the data offered under the monthly plan was only 2GB, which is a monthly increase of 2GB. The revised plan has introduced a new Rs 459 plan, with a validity of 84 days and 84 GB data, with 1 GB per day usage limit. 149 plan. Under these two - data speed of 1.05 GB and 2.1 GB is available respectively. Under the tariff revision, the Rs. 399 recharge pack will now provide customers with 1GB data per day and other freebies, but with validity of 70 days, instead of 84 days as was the ... Read More »

Facebook's secret hardware lab is losing its chief visionary

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Now the executive is moving on yet again. Dugan acknowledged that the decision had not been an easy one to take, but after leaving Facebook, she would be " building and leading" a new endeavor in early 2018. Dugan originally joined Facebook back in 2016 to orchestrate the company's growing hardware division, including the Oculus Rift. She said the timing feels right to drift from the current role and look into "what's next". Read More »

Sweet Surrender: Michigan man arrested with doughnuts for police

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Not only did Zaydel voluntarily walked into Redford police station, but he also brought doughnuts and a bagel! I thought I'd bring them some for the inconvenience. Up until now, Zaydel had evaded the police yet turned himself in after he challenged the authorities with a social media contest. But not before taunting police on Facebook, writing 'You guys suck!' The department eagerly accepted, and reached out to the community for their support. Read More »

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

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The set also includes a booklet about the four featured women of NASA , the fan creator, and the professional LEGO designers who collaborated on the set. The final kit includes all but Katherine Johnson , which Lego says is only because it requires approval from all involved, and apparently there was some hiccup in gaining approval from Johnson and her family at this time. Read More »

Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions

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The patent , which focuses on how matchmaking works, was granted this month and seems focused on FPS titles, although the concept, at least, has great potential to stretch far further. Naturally, more uses and other shaders can be purchased for real-world money, or found in-game. In the case of Activision, it earned $3.6 billion previous year from in-game sales alone. Read More »

Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster GTS now on sale in Australia

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The previous Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS launched in 2014, and both ran the same naturally aspirated 3.5L flat 6-cyl. but with respective outputs of 325 hp and 335 hp. These new GTS models are now the top end of the baby Porsche range, and they're on sale now. Both Boxster and Cayman derivatives receive a Sport Design front bumper, black tinted lights front and rear, a black rear apron, black logos and black tailpipes for the standard-fit sports exhaust. Read More »

The best Windows laptop just got even better

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If unfamiliar with Razer's offering, the Blade Stealth is its slimmest model and features a 13.3-inch Quad HD+ IGZO touch-enabled display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800. The Razer Blade Stealth 2017 will be available immediately if not soon for approximately $1700 through the Razer Store online. The chassis is milled of aluminum then finished with a black or gunmetal gray finish. Read More »

Earnings Approximations to Watch: ConocoPhillips (COP), American Express Company (AXP)

BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of American Express by 2,686.0% during the 1st quarter. The Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc holds 11,374 shares with $958,000 value, down from 38,964 last quarter. AXP's average trading volatility during the past few weeks is -10.76% lower than the average volatility over the past 100 days. Over the past year, the price of American Express Company (AXP ) has increased 52.88% while the S&P 500 has increased 19.79%. Read More »

'Wolfenstein II' NSFW Launch Trailer Is All About Killin' Nazis

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The New Colossus, Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game. The New Colossus is out at the end of next week (27 October), but it has a "launch" trailer to watch right now. Regardless of your playstyle, invent all-new ways of stabbing, shooting, and killing Nazis. Read More »

Hackers reportedly broke into Microsoft's bug tracking database in 2013

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The attack has been blamed on Wild Neutron , a sophisticating hacking group which has targeted Apple, Facebook , and a number of other multi-billion dollar companies . However, hackers were still able to use the information from the database to attacks on government and corporate systems in those days. Only one breach of a big database from a software company has been disclosed. Read More »

ZTE Axon M Folding Smartphone Officially Launched

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It has a metal frame and is thicker than your regular smartphone and heavier too at 230g. The result is a tablet-sized device that sort of looks like two regular smartphones sitting next to each other, only the home screen and apps can expand across both displays . Read More »

Google Maps kills off its new calorie counter

Horribly, it also took the extra step (sorry) of notifying you how many mini-cupcakes you'd worked off in the process. The app tallied calories in confectionary units: one mini cupcake equalling 110 calories. It's also unclear how accurate the calorie estimates are for individual users, considering the tool doesn't take into account factors like weight and height. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Leaked, Photos And Specs

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As per the latest leaked details, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2018 will be introducing new features in the mid-tier brand, including reduced bezels and dual front camera. The home button has an integrated fingerprint sensor, which, as per the company, is a newly improved version. The front-facing shooter is 2MP while the rear camera has 5MP auto-focus. Read More »

Surface Book 2 reveal gets its own video, watch it here

To be released November 16, Surface Book 2 is virtually the same as its predecessor from the outside. The 13.5-inch weighs in at close to 3.5 to 4 pounds and the 15-inch at 4.2 pounds. Housing the very latest Intel and Nvidia silicon already seems to be working out well for the thing. The new machines can tap Intel's eighth-generation Core CPUs with four cores and eight threads , and they'll get graphics horsepower from Nvidia's Pascal chips. Read More »

Polestar's all-new coupe to debut tomorrow

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The company plans to make just 500 of the new Polestar 1, although they have not revealed any pricing as yet. Several Volvo models, including the S60 sedan and V60 wagon have fully-fledged Polestar customizations, with few parts of the auto left untouched in a quest for increased performance. Read More »

Facebook Buys TBH App Popular With Teens for Anonymous Messaging

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The use of pre-formulated polling questions is meant to discourage bullying, and the formula seems to work for tbh's target audience of teenagers: The app has been downloaded over 5 million times in recent weeks, and has frequently been topping Apple's charts for top free iPhone apps. Read More »

HTC to launch new U-series smartphone on Nov 2

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is planning to unveil a new smartphone next month. The team of engineers who worked on the Pixel smartphones are now working for Google, while the Mountain View firm now has access to HTC's arsenal of mobile patents. Read More »

CD Projekt Red Defend Against Negative Rumors

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Despite the departure of some of its employees, Cyberpunk 2077 is in no danger. Now with that all in mind, according to glassdoor.com we see that CD Projekt Red has a rating of 3.1 out of 5, a recommendation to friends sitting at 57% out of 100%, and CEO approval (for Adam Badowski) reflecting numbers of 58% out of 100%. Read More »

Google Photos can now recognize your pets

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The new functionality is now rolling out for most of the countries. Today, Google announced a feature for its Photos service that pet owners are sure to love. Google Photos has been increasingly using AI-infused computer vision smarts for a while to help its 500 million-plus users organize their snaps, including auto-rotating tools and self-curating features . Read More »

Playstation 4 Bundles Announced For Star Wars Battlefront II

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The bundle will cost $449 in the United States and we're checking on UK availability with Sony as we speak. In addition to the stunning Star Wars-themed emblems featured on the PS4 console, players who purchase the PS4 Pro bundle will have the advantage of playing Battlefront II two days earlier than those who purchase the standard edition. Read More »

Xbox One Fall Update available for everyone today

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Here's a rundown of the new features. Make Home uniquely yours. However, hopefully this new update allows players to find their way around their dashboard more easily, and be able to pin them better to keep them more visible. To do this, you simply unplug the drive from your current console, and plug it into the new one. Or you can do a networked transfer. The Xbox One Fall Update could take some getting used to, but ideally, it shouldn't take very long because Microsoft has aimed to ... Read More »

Mercedes recalls 400000 United Kingdom cars over airbags

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The auto manufacturer said affected customers would be contacted about having their vehicle recalled and repaired. In rare circumstances, if the clock spring is broken and the wiring components are not sufficiently earthed, this could lead to an electrostatic discharge which could inadvertently deploy the driver's airbag. Read More »

Chinese runaway space station will crash to Earth within months, expert warns

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Chinese astronaut Liu Yang of the Tiangong-1 mission poses for photographs during the opening ceremony of an exhibition on China's first space station in 2012. Since the engineers have lost control of the space station , it would be hard to predict where Tiangong-1 would land. A large part of the space module will burn up in the atmosphere, but some parts of the station can weigh up to 100 kg.in the collision with the Ground debris can cause serious damage. Read More »

Scientists discover neutron star collisions produce gold, platinum, and other elements

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However, on August 17, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory ( LIGO ) and Virgo experiment detected gravitational waves and determined that they were caused by two merging neutron stars that could be seen. Smith said his group's observation of gravitational waves twice in two years - when no such observations had previously been recorded - exceeded their original expectations. Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 launches today

The new Huawei Y6 Pro (2017 ) comes with an all new metal body and features other improvements over its predecessor, the Huawei Y6 Pro (2016), which was launched earlier this year. The device is juiced by a 3020mAh battery and support connectivity options like 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Glonass, micro USB port and dual-SIM support. Read More »

Microsoft found to violate Dutch privacy law with Edge broswer data collection

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The DPA suggests that Microsoft is breaching the Dutch data protection laws, by processing user data from computing devices they use. In the Creators Update, Microsoft introduced new, clearer wording about the data collection-though this language still wasn't explicit about what was collected and why-and it forced everyone to re-assert their privacy choices through a new settings page. Read More »

Wi-fi security flaw 'puts devices at risk of hacks'

In other words, the attacker tricks the victim into reinstalling a key that is already in use. It looks like security researcher Mathy Vanhoef will present the (potentially) revelatory findings at around 10PM AEST Monday - although it's been worked on for some time; Vanhoef first teased the revelations 49 days ago . Read More »