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Ubisoft Announces New Plans to Decrease Toxicity in Games Ubisoft Announces New Plans to Decrease Toxicity in Games
- March 06, 2018

Following in the footsteps of developers like Blizzard , Craig Robinson, a community developer for Rainbow Six Siege , gave some insight in a recent Reddit post as to how Ubisoft's new system of fighting toxic gaming would work. Players will receive a pop up notifying them of the ban, following which a global message will be displayed next to their username that allows others to see the reason behind the ban. (more...)
European Union provides details for taxes on tech companies' revenue European Union provides details for taxes on tech companies' revenue
- March 06, 2018

The rate would be between two and six per cent, more likely skewing toweards two per cent, at least for starters. Le Maire's comments bear similarities to last month's reports that the European Commission is preparing to propose that the revenues of large digital companies be taxed based on where their users are located. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga Plug-in Hybrid leaked ahead of its Geneva debut Bentley Bentayga Plug-in Hybrid leaked ahead of its Geneva debut
- March 05, 2018

That's probably enough to get to Waitrose and the school, though. Bentley has you covered here and has partnered with designer Philippe Starck on a custom charger. While it doesn't charge any faster than other chargers, it is quite a stylish piece of equipment. There are no obvious visual differences between the Bentayga Hybrid and its internal-combustion brethren, though copper "Hybrid" badging and bronze Bentley badging are small giveaways. (more...)
Skype is now optimized for lower-end Android phones Skype is now optimized for lower-end Android phones
- March 05, 2018

Microsoft says that this version "is lighter on both disk and memory consumption", and that it'll provide better audio and video for those devices, in addition to better performance when the connection isn't so hot. The update is set to be available for all users worldwide in the next coming weeks. Microsoft is making consumer's life easier, especially those who can not afford to update their smartphones every year or who prefer to buy phones with lower versions of operating systems. (more...)
Apple headphones expected no earlier than December 2018 Apple headphones expected no earlier than December 2018
- March 05, 2018

Although it hasn't released sales data, it seems that AirPods have sold well: They're included in the bucket of accessories Apple sells, which it labels as "Other Products" on its earnings reports, which has only increased in recent quarters. (more...)
Overwatch's Widowmaker Getting StarCraft Anniversary Skin Overwatch's Widowmaker Getting StarCraft Anniversary Skin
- March 05, 2018

A commemorative 20th Anniversary UI Skin. Do it before April 3 and you'll also net yourself a StarCraft 2 anniversary portrait and decal. StarCraft , which Blizzard introduced to the world on March 31, 1998, is soon turning 20 years old. (more...)
Android P Developer Preview Could Be Coming This Month Android P Developer Preview Could Be Coming This Month
- March 05, 2018

Android updates are always tricky things. While this version was released back in August, many phones are still waiting for it. As explained by Tech Radar, the idea is that the said date when written in numerical format, which is 3-14, matches up with the value of Pi. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic facelift revealed with 385bhp Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic facelift revealed with 385bhp
- March 05, 2018

We'll have to wait a few days until the 2019 AMG GT four-door debuts to get all the official specs for what powers the new four-door AMG GT, but this quick teaser video confirms that it will be powered by a 4.0L biturbo V8. Speaking of, the center-mounted infotainment display grows a bit for 2019, with Mercedes' COMAND interface housed inside a larger, 10.25-inch screen. (more...)
Samsung to bring Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Samsung to bring Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9
- March 05, 2018

As part of the carnival, the company is offering cashback of up to Rs. 8000 on select Samsung flagships. Interested customers can pre-book the device in India for a price of Rs 2000. The smaller of the two , Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED 18.5:9 display while the Galaxy S9 + has the same display with a larger, 6.2-inch diagonal length. (more...)
Ontario PC leadership candidates race square off in second debate in Ottawa Ontario PC leadership candidates race square off in second debate in Ottawa
- March 05, 2018

Those issues re-emerged in Wednesday's debate, with all four candidates - former Tory legislator Christine Elliott, Toronto lawyer and businesswoman Caroline Mulroney, former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford and social conservative advocate Tanya Granic Allen - vowing to tighten and enforce rules regarding sexual harassment and party nominations. (more...)
Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang
- March 05, 2018

Hawking's theory lies upon the assumption that the universe has no boundaries. "In order terms, the Euclidian space-time is a closed surface without end, like the surface of the Earth". While it is a commonly known theory that the so-called Big Bang - the moment something impossibly tiny began to grow - brought about the universe billions of years ago and is still shaping it now, what has intrigued scientists more seems to be what was there before the "explosion" when there was supposed to ... (more...)
HTC U12 tipped coming next month HTC U12 tipped coming next month
- March 05, 2018

Processing power includes an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform . The device carries the codename HTC Imagine and it might be called the HTC U12. For the front, there will be an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. In the end, are not the most interesting of the once top mobile brand, which weighs 155 grams with a thickness of 8 mm and runs on old Android OS 7, which this year will be two years. (more...)
Amazon will soon stop selling all Nest products Amazon will soon stop selling all Nest products
- March 04, 2018

Amazon's move marks the latest development in their rocky relationship over the future of the smart home. Amazon now sells a number of Nest products on its e-commerce website, but that will change soon. If it can't sell its latest product on Amazon, it's pulling all of its portfolio. As a result of Amazon's decision, Nest chose to stop selling any of its products through Amazon, meaning the limited number of Nest devices listed on Amazon are expected to disappear from the site once current ... (more...)
Cheaper MacBook Air coming later this year, claims report Cheaper MacBook Air coming later this year, claims report
- March 04, 2018

We expect Apple (US) to roll out the new MacBook Air with a lower price tag in 2Q18. This is the first time that the well-known KGI Securities Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has made claims that Apple will be launching an cheap MacBook Air. Since 2015, Apple hasn't updated the MacBook Air lineup. The analyst has been supplying accurate information over the years and now he believes that Apple will soon launch an 13 inch Macbook pro that will be cheapest Macbook from Apple. (more...)
Storm Emma: Army helping drivers, and thousands lose power Storm Emma: Army helping drivers, and thousands lose power
- March 04, 2018

If suppliers can not provide more gas, industry, large businesses and gas-fired power stations will be asked to use less, but domestic consumers would only be affected as a last resort. On Dublin's M50, snow was falling faster than it could be cleared. Cardiff Airport said it would open at 09:00 GMT but advised customers due to fly on cancelled services not to travel to the airport but to contact their airline for further information. (more...)
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- March 04, 2018

Financial Architects Inc who had been investing in Advanced Micro Devices Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.40B market cap company. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . and for the current quarter 22 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.09/share. (more...)
Microsoft is buying up solar energy from rooftops Microsoft is buying up solar energy from rooftops
- March 04, 2018

The terms of the agreement see Microsoft purchase 100 percent of the renewable energy from the grid. Spanning hundreds of rooftops across Singapore, the new project is being led by solar provider Sunseap. In November, state-owned Swedish energy company Vattenfall signed a 10-year deal to power Microsoft's global data center operations in the Netherlands using wind power. (more...)
The Galaxy S9 isn't fairing too well in benchmarks
- March 03, 2018

Nokia 6 is the cheaper of the two devices, and it seems quite similar to the bumped version of Nokia 6 that the company had released past year. In Galaxy Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus set a new heart rate sensor on the back side, allowing to determine the ratio of the cardiac load. (more...)
Android P may introduce stricter call blocking Android P may introduce stricter call blocking
- March 03, 2018

According to reputable leaker Evan Blass , it looks like the first developer preview of the next release, now known as Android P, could arrive during the middle of this month. XDA also points out that it appears carriers could disable this new call-blocking feature. This actually makes sense because there always are chances of emergency responders trying to call back in an event of disconnection of call or something. (more...)
Giant, waterlogged Giant, waterlogged "hot Saturn" hints at breadth of exoplanet diversity
- March 03, 2018

Even though the WASP-39b was similar in size to Saturn , it had little else in common with the popular ringed planet. Water is not only a key ingredient in supporting life, it's also a major clue as to how planets form, and NASA has found a lot of the stuff in the atmosphere of a giant exoplanet called Wasp-39b. (more...)
Snow storm Emma will transform into a 'double-strength monster' today Snow storm Emma will transform into a 'double-strength monster' today
- March 03, 2018

Forecasters have warned the United Kingdom is "not out of the woods yet" with more heavy snow expected to fall. Flood alerts have also been issued on the East coast as waters continue to rise, adding further complications and threat to the people of Yorkshire. (more...)
'Search for first stars uncovers dark matter' 'Search for first stars uncovers dark matter'
- March 03, 2018

The findings provide evidence that the first stars may have started turning on around 180 million years after the Big Bang. "I realised that this surprising signal indicates the presence of two actors: the first stars, and dark matter", said Barkana . (more...)
Tonight, There Will Be a 'Worm Moon' - Here's What That Actually Means Tonight, There Will Be a 'Worm Moon' - Here's What That Actually Means
- March 03, 2018

Taking a cue from January's lunar anomaly, March will host two full moons: one on March 1 and another on March 31. It appears that March will also come with the first blue moon of the next season. But this month, tens-of-thousands will witness the annual Worm Moon event and another blue Moon . This is the period when the plants grow and begin to flower fruits and vegetables. (more...)
British PM says will not let Brexit risk Northern Irish progress British PM says will not let Brexit risk Northern Irish progress
- March 02, 2018

Their talks also touched on the planned Brexit transition period and Northern Ireland , while Mr Tusk confirmed all other 27 European Union member states were giving their "full support" to the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, the source added. (more...)
Supercolony Of Penguins Discovered On Antarctic Island Supercolony Of Penguins Discovered On Antarctic Island
- March 02, 2018

The discovery was published today in the journal Scientific Reports . It all started in 2014 when Stony Brook University Professor Heather Lynch and NASA scientist Mathew Schwaller found evidence of guano stains in NASA satellite views of the Danger Islands . (more...)
Weather warning for Donegal downgraded to Orange Weather warning for Donegal downgraded to Orange
- March 02, 2018

But the warning will be lifted slightly earlier at 6am tomorrow. There'll be further outbreaks of snow at times, heaviest over eastern and southern areas. Strong to gale force easterly winds will bring the risk of coastal flooding along southern and eastern coasts. Met Eireann's most recent forecast says: "Blizzard-like conditions will develop in heavy snow and strong easterly winds on Thursday evening and will continue Thursday night and Friday morning". (more...)
OYE PUNJABI! Tiger Shroff & Disha Patani Do The Bhangra For Baaghi 2 OYE PUNJABI! Tiger Shroff & Disha Patani Do The Bhangra For Baaghi 2
- March 02, 2018

Tiger Shroff is playing an Indian army officer in the film and he is like one man army in the trailer of the film. The song has been sung by Navraj Hans and Palak Munchal, while the music has been re-created by Sandeep Shirodkar and Ginny Diwan has penned the additional lyrics. (more...)
Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
- March 02, 2018

It has outperformed by 9.11% the S&P500. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Parsley Energy, 3 give it " Buy ", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". Geode Capital Management Llc decreased Insight Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:NSIT) stake by 19,234 shares to 392,359 valued at $18.02M in 2017Q3. Intuit Inc. (more...)
Amazon might give Alexa more intelligent real-time translation powers Amazon might give Alexa more intelligent real-time translation powers
- March 02, 2018

We reached out to Amazon to hear more about the possible Alexa language upgrade. A report from Yahoo Finance suggests that Amazon is looking to amp up Alexa's translation skills, by also including how to respond to cultural norms. It makes sense that Amazon would launch this feature for Alexa, given everything else she can do, but it does have me wondering whether this means we'll be seeing some Alexa-powered earbuds or headphones from Amazon in the near future. (more...)
Watch all the Sony Xperia XZ2 phone promo videos here Watch all the Sony Xperia XZ2 phone promo videos here
- March 02, 2018

Sony's latest Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact were unveiled at the weekend with a new design and plenty of updated features. The phones also support wireless charging . The phone boasts a new advanced Motion Eye camera which shoots images and film in 4K HDR , which Sony claims is a world-first in a mobile. In the Xperia XZ1 a year ago, we saw Sony introduce its 3D Creator app, which looked great in their product presentations, but just didn't work the way it was expected to in real life. (more...)