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THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million
- February 14, 2018

Koch Media will also continue to operate under the same name, and everything will carry on as usual. The two companies seem like they fit well together, as both of them make AAA video games which are often on the more experimental side, operating in a similar small end of the AAA industry space. (more...)
Google details how Chrome will block ads Google details how Chrome will block ads
- February 14, 2018

The guidelines are in sync with the Better Ads Standards set up by the Coalition for Better Ads , which Google Chrome joined previous year. If a user visits a page that belongs to a site that Google deems to be failing, network requests will be checked against a list of known ad-related URL patterns. (more...)
Google's new 'AMP for Email' project expands Accelerated Mobile Pages to Gmail Google's new 'AMP for Email' project expands Accelerated Mobile Pages to Gmail
- February 14, 2018

Google has released some new stats about AMP pages and one of the new stats should really make site owners and publishers take notice. Google Inc.is expanding the capabilities of its open-source Accelerated Mobile Pages framework that's created to make mobile web pages more interactive and faster to load. (more...)
Nokia 8 gets better with Android 8.1 Oreo Nokia 8 gets better with Android 8.1 Oreo
- February 14, 2018

The Nokia 8 is now among a very few smartphones to receive the latest Android 8 .1 Oreo update. However, we are expecting some more smartphones to be made available in India after the launch of the above-mentioned devices . To recall, Nokia 6 (2018) comes with a 5.5-inch full HD with a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and 2.5d curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. (more...)
The Next Version of Android Will Support iPhone X-Like Notches The Next Version of Android Will Support iPhone X-Like Notches
- February 14, 2018

As well as the name, other leaked details on the next version of Android include support for phones that adopt a similar notch to the iPhone X . As per sources, Android P will bring a series of significant changes to the operating system, most of which are created to persuade more iOS users to switch. (more...)
Winter storm pounding Midwest blamed for 2 deaths Winter storm pounding Midwest blamed for 2 deaths
- February 14, 2018

Three or more inches of snow fell in the Windy City overnight into Sunday, adding to the 10 inches that fell in the region on Friday. Eight inches were reported in parts of northern IL and in New Carlisle in northern Indiana. "Periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties", the weather service said, warning of slippery road conditions. A pileup on the same highway just east of Kalamazoo in southwestern MI of collected 38 vehicle including 16 semitrailers in eastbound lanes Friday ... (more...)
Vodafone updates Rs 399 RED plan; offers 20GB data, unlimited roaming calls Vodafone updates Rs 399 RED plan; offers 20GB data, unlimited roaming calls
- February 12, 2018

The BSNL Rs.1,099 prepaid recharge pack gives you unlimited data for a period of 84 days, without any daily usage limit. The new plan by Airtel costs a mere Rs. The partnership will allow the company to distribute the network's digital content through its Airtel TV app as well as offer a free subscription of its video-streaming app , HotStar . (more...)
Trump's administration plans to privatise global space station Trump's administration plans to privatise global space station
- February 12, 2018

Donald Trump wanting to end direct federal support for the International Space Station is one thing, but privatizing it is another thing entirely. The Verge reported last month that Trump was planning to request an end to funding for the International Space Station ( ISS ) by 2025. "It will be very hard to turn ISS into a truly commercial outpost because of the global agreements that the United States is involved in", he said. (more...)
Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight
- February 12, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard came from the rear of the pack with a almost flawless final run, and coupled with uncharacteristic falls from the top competitors paved the way for the first-time Olympian to win gold. It is a close battle, though, as Canada is in second with six medals, and Netherlands sits in third with five. The country took home all three medals in the grueling men's 15-kilometer plus 15-kilometer skiathlon in the cross-country skiing portion of the Games. (more...)
New Horizons Captures Record-Breaking Images in the Kuiper Belt New Horizons Captures Record-Breaking Images in the Kuiper Belt
- February 12, 2018

Then, mere hours later, it beat its own record with yet another photo from 3.79 billion miles away of celestial objects in the Kuiper Belt . It thus broke the previous record set in February 1990, when the apparatus "Voyager 1" got famous photograph Pale Blue Dot from a distance of about of 6.06 billion kilometers from Earth. (more...)
How To Revert The Snapchat App Back To The Pre-Redesign Version How To Revert The Snapchat App Back To The Pre-Redesign Version
- February 12, 2018

Once you log in with the new password, you'll have the old Snapchat back. Snapchat is a quite popular app for youth nowadays, and somehow "Streak" is the feature that they used mostly but now it's becoming hard for a user to maintain streaks with friends. (more...)
Kim Jong-Un Invites South Korea's President To Summit Meeting Kim Jong-Un Invites South Korea's President To Summit Meeting
- February 12, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, shook hands Saturday with Kim. In an extraordinary moment that could hardly be fathomed one month ago, North and South Korea have entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium together. Some people already are calling it the "Peace Olympics". It's important not to overestimate the significance of all this. North Korea is weak in winter sports , and none of its 22 athletes at Pyeongchang is expected to bring home a medal. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will have Dual Rear Cameras, Leak Indicates Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will have Dual Rear Cameras, Leak Indicates
- February 12, 2018

Now, with just two days left for the launch day, MobileXpose has posted an alleged render of the Redmi Note 5 . It was expected for sometime now but surprisingly, it is a minor upgrade. Last week in Mobile world was full of new smartphone announcements, at least in India. Secondly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5's display will carry the trending 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
N. Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics N. Korean ski coach: It's an 'honor' to compete in Olympics
- February 12, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Kim Yo Jong is the Vice Director of the Workers' Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department. Moon's chief of staff, Yim Jong-suk, held a private farewell dinner for the delegation at a hotel in Seoul on Sunday. (more...)
Hackers target Australia, UK government websites with crypto-jacking malware Hackers target Australia, UK government websites with crypto-jacking malware
- February 12, 2018

Thousands of sites, including the UK's National Health Service, and the UK's own data protection watchdog, were affected. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in the popular browser plug-in Browsealoud, a programme that converts website text to audio for visually impaired users. (more...)
Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium
- February 12, 2018

At a glittering but sub-zero ceremony, South and North Korea brought the crowd to its feet as they entered behind the blue-and-white Korean unification flag. Officials immediately shut down servers to limit the damage, which apparently led to the temporary shuttering of the Pyeongchang Olympics website. (more...)
Japan shifts race date to fit in Alonso Japan shifts race date to fit in Alonso
- February 11, 2018

Brown has credited Alonso's passion for racing as the sole drive behind the dual programme in WEC and F1 and believes if the arrangement hadn't been secured the two-time F1 world champion would have found other ways to keep racing during weekends off from F1. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? North Korea's presence creates confusion Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? North Korea's presence creates confusion
- February 11, 2018

It's doing a lot of unnecessary damage by going overboard with undermining Seoul's initiative. South Koreans angry at North Korea's perceived "hijacking" of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have sarcastically dubbed it the "Pyongyang Games", but it seems many really are struggling to differentiate between the two places. (more...)
Researchers develop new malleable e-skin self-healable, recyclable Researchers develop new malleable e-skin self-healable, recyclable
- February 11, 2018

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a fully recyclable, malleable and self-healing electronic skin that can help make more advanced prosthetic limbs and even more "sensitive " robots . It can be easily conformed to surfaces like human hands or robot arms by applying moderate heat and pressure, and without the need to introduce excessive stress. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 7 to come with 8GB of RAM: specifications leaked Xiaomi Mi 7 to come with 8GB of RAM: specifications leaked
- February 11, 2018

That design took its cue from the original Phillipe Starck-designed Xiaomi Mix, which was the first to start the recent trend towards all-screen smartphones. Xiaomi has already announced that its next-generation flagship will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 mobile processor. The smartphone will have 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory, and at the same time and dual camera on the rear panel with modules for 12 MP and even optical zoom. (more...)
Elon Musk called the cause of the failure space of the USSR Elon Musk called the cause of the failure space of the USSR
- February 11, 2018

SpaceX's founder Elon Musk doesn't have to struggle hard to create a buzz online. This is a commercial space exploration company with the stated goal of one day helping people to colonize Mars . It is hoped the vehicle will be thrown into an elliptical orbit that stretches out to Mars' orbit around the Sun. Right now, says Gianluca Masi, an astrophysicist with the Virtual Telescope Project , you need a telescope of six-inches or larger to image the auto. (more...)
Elon Musk and the Bourgeois Space Adventure Elon Musk and the Bourgeois Space Adventure
- February 11, 2018

Musk said ramping up Model 3 production took priority over all other concerns at Tesla previous year, hence the delay. Production and delivery for Model 3 in the fourth quarter fell far behind forecasts, despite an all-time high delivery volume of Model S and Model X . (more...)
Sharing DREAMers Stories Nancy Pelosi Delivers Longest House Speech In History Sharing DREAMers Stories Nancy Pelosi Delivers Longest House Speech In History
- February 11, 2018

Pelosi has been telling the stories of people who came to the USA illegally as children, known as Dreamers, for more than six hours. Eastern time and yielded at 6:11 p.m. On social media, many users pointed out that Ms Pelosi had not only spoken for many hours, but had done so while consuming only a little water - and wearing four-inch high heels. (more...)
Democrats Send Letter Probing White House Over Rob Porter Resignation, Security Clearance
- February 11, 2018

Porter resigned abruptly this week when the allegations of spousal abuse were made public, initially by the Daily Mail . Trump, who was recorded on tape prior to his presidency boasting about sexually assaulting women, has denied allegations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women, and said he was the victim of a "smear campaign". (more...)
Elon Musk is considering a Boring Company tunnel at Tesla's Fremont factory Elon Musk is considering a Boring Company tunnel at Tesla's Fremont factory
- February 11, 2018

Though there have been a series of setbacks and delays, both companies say the first flights with humans could be this year. FULL BROADCAST REPLAY: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Makes History From Kennedy Space Center. It could actually be another good test tunnel for the Boring Company to develop its tunneling technology. But Musk said Tuesday that he's planning to hit NASA's latest target of launching astronauts on Crew Dragon by December. (more...)
Elon Musk posts photo of vehicle in space Elon Musk posts photo of vehicle in space
- February 11, 2018

The new rocket is slated to fly a hefty telecommunications satellite for Arabsat, a Saudi Arabia-based firm, during the first half of 2018. It's ironic that some in the press choose to portray Elon Musk as an AI Luddite, when in fact Tesla may be one of the most sophisticated users of the technology. (more...)
Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on N. Korea
- February 11, 2018

North Korea's participation in the event has been viewed as a sign of thawing relations between the two Koreas. Moon's office says Moon, sister Kim Yo Jong and North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam are at the Kwandong Hockey Center Saturday to watch the game. (more...)
Trump signs $400 billion budget bill, ending shutdown and increasing military spending Trump signs $400 billion budget bill, ending shutdown and increasing military spending
- February 11, 2018

The projection for massive budget deficits has split Republicans . Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases. "I want them to feel uncomfortable", he said. Still, some GOP activists anxious that the deal reinforces the notion that congressional Republicans are not delivering on their promises to slash spending and reduce the size of government. (more...)
'Trump' and 'Kim' thrown out of Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
- February 11, 2018

Figure skater Yuna Kim, perhaps the most famous and beloved athlete in South Korea, lit the cauldron to end an Opening Ceremony that reflected the host country: modest, technically proficient and warm enough to take the edge off a bitter night. (more...)
Ford Ranger Raptor Could Arrive In America With F-150's EcoBoost V6 Ford Ranger Raptor Could Arrive In America With F-150's EcoBoost V6
- February 11, 2018

Off the beaten path, the 2018 Ford Raptor Ranger additionally benefits from a new bash plate made from 2.3mm thick steel, plus some engine and transfer case guards, as well as protection for the radiator, front cross-member, engine sump and front differential. (more...)