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Mobile rolling out 600MHz LTE network Mobile rolling out 600MHz LTE network
- August 17, 2017

Our city is 1 of 600 network sites that will be across the world. T-Mobile's first 600MHz LTE sites were switched on in Cheyenne, Wyoming using Nokia equipment. That trial hit speeds of 387 Mbps via the implementation of four-way uplink receive diversity, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM on a 20 MHz chunk of 600 MHz spectrum. (more...)
BMW Roadster concept teased ahead of its Pebble Beach debut BMW Roadster concept teased ahead of its Pebble Beach debut
- August 17, 2017

The Z4 Concept will mark its debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance which opens its gates on 17 August. Along with confirmation that it will keep its Z4 badge, the big news is the current car's retractable metal hardtop will be ditched for a far lighter fabric roof. (more...)
Panasonic launches new budget smartphone Panasonic launches new budget smartphone "Eluga I2 Activ"
- August 17, 2017

The smartphone has been launched in two RAM variants, with the 1GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,190 and the 2GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,990. Panasonic has launched a new mobile phone in India a week after it unveiled the Eluga A3 Pro and Eluga A3 with a promise to extend the product line up with eleven new smartphones. (more...)
MediaTek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 processors on August 29 MediaTek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 processors on August 29
- August 17, 2017

The setup will include 4 ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked up to 1.5 GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 1.5 GHz. Both the chipsets would be manufactured by TSMC but the Helio P23 would be on the 16nm process while the Helio P30 will be on the 12nm process. (more...)
Your guide to solar eclipse events in Clark, Floyd counties Your guide to solar eclipse events in Clark, Floyd counties
- August 17, 2017

Mitsubishi is using the coming solar eclipse to market its new Eclipse Cross SUV. An eclipse occurs when the New Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out the Sun's rays and resulting in a shadow on parts of the Earth. (more...)
Bizarre 'Frankenstein' chilesaurus is the missing link on dinosaur family tree Bizarre 'Frankenstein' chilesaurus is the missing link on dinosaur family tree
- August 17, 2017

Named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, it lived during the late Jurassic period, about 150 million years ago. They believe it was one of the first ornithischians, a group of dinosaurs that had pelvic bones similar to birds and which included the Triceratops and the Stegosaurus . (more...)
Married mum 'molested kids and sold footage to paedo online' Married mum 'molested kids and sold footage to paedo online'
- August 17, 2017

They had been playing Pokémon Go together and Harwood gave him her account because of a poor internet connection. Harwood's friend then saw two videos of the alleged incidents that were in her Gmail account, which he was granted access to via her Pokemon Go account information. (more...)
SpaceX launches HPE 'Spaceborne Computer' to the ISS SpaceX launches HPE 'Spaceborne Computer' to the ISS
- August 17, 2017

The launch window will be between 11:50 a.m. and 12:34 p.m. The first stage of Falcon 9 successfully brought the ship into orbit, then disconnected and by about the eighth minute after launch and landed at site LZ-1 spaceport Kennedy in Florida. (more...)
Facebook boots far-right groups in post-Charlottesville hate speech crackdown Facebook boots far-right groups in post-Charlottesville hate speech crackdown
- August 17, 2017

Zuckerberg did not mention President Trump in the post. Facebook removed a number of pages for racist groups following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Va., that turned violent. "With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm", he said. Business Insider reported early Thursday that the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg later responded to criticisms, saying that the group originally meant to be a ... (more...)
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford unveil new StreetScooter van Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford unveil new StreetScooter van
- August 17, 2017

According to Jürgen Gerdes, Member of the Board of Management Post - eCommerce - Parcel, at Deutsche Post DHL Group, the StreetScooter WORK XL is the "perfect vehicle for parcel deliveries in major cities". The new StreetScooter Work XL electric van, a joint venture of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL and Ford Motor Company is pictured at a DHL logistics centre in Cologne, Germany August 16, 2017. (more...)
Spy Photos of 60-inch OLED Apple Television in Testing? Spy Photos of 60-inch OLED Apple Television in Testing?
- August 17, 2017

The new Apple rumor was published on the Chinese social media website Weibo and spread by the tech site I4U. Unverified photos of what appears to be a 60-inch Apple TV set are being passed around. Gene Munster, former analyst for investment banking firm Piper Jaffray, had predicted since 2011 an Apple television would be "the biggest thing in consumer electronics since the smartphone". (more...)
Maersk Says June Cyberattack Will Cost It up to $300 Million Maersk Says June Cyberattack Will Cost It up to $300 Million
- August 16, 2017

The latest-quarter result was negatively impacted by post-tax impairments of $732 million primarily relating to lower asset valuations in Maersk Tankers and a few commercially challenged terminals in APM Terminals, while last year's impairments were $123 million. (more...)
We Happy Few Receives Release Date, Headed To Consoles We Happy Few Receives Release Date, Headed To Consoles
- August 16, 2017

Meanwhile, those who pre-order through the PlayStation Store will get an exclusive theme. Compulsion Games has announced that We Happy Few will land on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 18 April next year. "As they attempt to survive encounters with their drug-addled former neighbors, old friends, ex-lovers, and even each other, they may dig up some long-buried secrets of Wellington Wells itself", they added. (more...)
Prey Free Trial Available Now; Discounted to $30 for a Limited Time Prey Free Trial Available Now; Discounted to $30 for a Limited Time
- August 16, 2017

Prey is a first-person sci-fi action game that re-imagines the franchise from the ground up. with an added psychological twist. The game's opening hours will be available to curious players at no charge, replacing Prey's existing demo version but allowing potential buyers more or less the same glimpse into the title, as this demo took place during the game's initial segments too. (more...)
Google Home starts rolling out voice calling Google Home starts rolling out voice calling
- August 16, 2017

And we'd also like to be able to call other Home devices , like Amazon allows with the Echo. If you're still clinging onto your landline, you might as well throw it out right now. While this should be fine for most people, it does mean that you won't be able to call a random number that isn't a registered business or already a contact of yours . (more...)
Kirk Acevedo cast as Richard Dragon on Arrow Kirk Acevedo cast as Richard Dragon on Arrow
- August 16, 2017

With a mastery of unarmed combat and an undefeated streak, Richard Dragon will prove to be more of a match to Arrow and his team. The character's Arrow arrival was announced during Comic-Con International in San Diego, though the actor filling the role was kept a secret. (more...)
Amazon may bring Echo, Echo Dot to India by Diwali Amazon may bring Echo, Echo Dot to India by Diwali
- August 16, 2017

A source told FactorDaily that Amazon was initially planning to bring its AI-fortified speaker to India by December 2017. Online shopping in India usually surges around the festive season, so it isn't surprising that the launch is being advanced. (more...)
RiverPark Advisors LLC Cuts Position in Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA)
- August 16, 2017

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.69% of the company's stock. In other Liberty Media Corporation news, major shareholder Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought 644,172 shares of Liberty Media Corporation stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 31st. (more...)
RX Vega 64 launch prices have quickly risen across the board RX Vega 64 launch prices have quickly risen across the board
- August 16, 2017

Other bundles include saving $100 on three-item bundles that include a RX Vega 64 card, AMD Ryzen processor and motherboard, or saving $400 when doing all of that above. I never reported on the story because I knew it was bogus and technologically impossible to have Vega pushing 300% above Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and now I have Vega in my hands I've done my own testing. (more...)
Nokia 8 to launch today: Expected price, specifications and more
- August 16, 2017

A recent report suggests that the Nokia 8 will be priced at Euro 589 (roughly Rs. 43,400). The smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset along with Adreno 540 for graphics. It has also been previously leaked that the smartphone will be equipped with a dual rear camera setup. Performance-wise though, the handset - codenamed "Unknown Heart" - didn't fare too well, earning a 615 single-core score and 1116 multi-core score. (more...)
Snag a free pair of eclipse-safe glasses in St. Tammany
- August 16, 2017

It would also be visible in the Horn of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, southern Pakistan, parts of China, Taiwan. It has been almost 100 years since a total eclipse moved from coast to coast across the United States. Officials at the Fleet Science Center announced Monday that they will hold a free event to view the upcoming solar eclipse. The American Astronomical Society warned last month that some manufacturers were using the society's stamp of approval without permission to market ... (more...)
Aug 21: Bermuda Will See Partial Solar Eclipse
- August 16, 2017

The solar eclipse will cross the U.S. from OR to SC over the course of an hour-and-a-half and 14 USA states will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day. Glasses can be picked up any time prior to and the day of the event. In Baja, California, a partial eclipse lasting nearly seven minutes was seen perfectly in clear skies. (more...)
Government asks Google, FB, MS, others to remove Blue Whale links Government asks Google, FB, MS, others to remove Blue Whale links
- August 16, 2017

West Midnapore, West Bengal: Ankan Dey, a 15-year-old teenager from West Midnapore, West Bengal, was the first suspected Blue Whale victim in India. While the challenge has driven many teens to suicide overseas, the phenomenon is new to India but has reportedly already claimed at least two lives. (more...)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy File Size of 44.7 GB Revealed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy File Size of 44.7 GB Revealed
- August 16, 2017

We'll also be adding Asav, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy's antagonist as a playable villain character for Multiplayer and Survival , complete with his own uniquely menacing VO. The multiplayer update is available in both Uncharted 4 as well as The Lost Legacy . This means that owners of either game will be able to play the same modes on the same maps. (more...)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Slashes Its Way Onto Xbox One Backward Compatibility Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Slashes Its Way Onto Xbox One Backward Compatibility
- August 16, 2017

When I interviewed Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games on the ill-fated Scalebound a while back, I slipped in a cheeky question , asking if their take on the Metal Gear franchise could hit Xbox One via backwards compatibility. "The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden - a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through any thing that stands in his vengeful path!" Push the boundaries ... (more...)
Facebook News Feed updated new comment style, larger icons, and more Facebook News Feed updated new comment style, larger icons, and more
- August 16, 2017

Facebook (FB) on Tuesday announced that it was making a number of changes to its News Feed format to allow for better conversations, improved readability and easier navigation. The most striking update to the News Feed is the comments section, to help users read comments, each appears in its own bubble giving colour contrast; the font is is also more legible than before. (more...)
International Space Station to get first supercomputer next week
- August 16, 2017

Sending a computer to space is, therefore, tricky. Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Vice-President and Chief Technical Officer of SGI at HPE ( HPE acquired SGI, the former Silicon Graphics, Inc., a year ago for $275 million ) is the principal investigator on this project. (more...)
GoFundMe Rejects White Nationalist Crowdfunding Efforts to Support Charlottesville Murder Suspect GoFundMe Rejects White Nationalist Crowdfunding Efforts to Support Charlottesville Murder Suspect
- August 16, 2017

GoFundMe communications director Bobby Whithorne tells Reuters that the platform has removed several fundraising campaigns for James Fields, who is accused of killing anti-racist protester Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. Technology firms have also been making it harder for far-right groups to organise online. He started a campaign called the "Unite the Right Legal Defense Fund" on Sunday night and aims to raise $50,000 to sue the city of Charlottesville for failing to protect ... (more...)
SpaceX rocket is set to deliver space station's first super computer
- August 16, 2017

The brutal conditions faced by technology during space travel shortens their life span. "HPE is excited to expand its relationship with NASA , pioneering HPC in space and taking one step closer to the Mission to Mars". Using the same technology would mean a delay of 20 minutes for a spacecraft traveling near Mars. Such a long communication lag would make any on-the-ground exploration challenging and potentially unsafe if astronauts are met with any mission-critical scenarios that they're not ... (more...)
CCP removing EVE: Valkyrie's VR requirement with Warzone CCP removing EVE: Valkyrie's VR requirement with Warzone
- August 16, 2017

Eve: Valkyrie originally launched in 2016. Players will even be able to compete against each other regardless of whether or not they're using VR. With CCP Games calling EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone "the first ever cross-platform, cross-reality, first-person spaceship shooter", Lead Game Designer Andrew Willans added, "If you can play first-person shooters, you can pilot one of EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone's incredible ships". (more...)