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Amazon debuts GameOn, a new cross-platform competitive game platform Amazon debuts GameOn, a new cross-platform competitive game platform
- March 19, 2018

Announced ahead of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, it's a clear effort to increase prizing in competitive games. The platform is built to work across all platforms, including PC, console and mobile, scaling to each without issue. (more...)
Pixel 2 XL on Google Store gets credit promo, free 18W charger Pixel 2 XL on Google Store gets credit promo, free 18W charger
- March 19, 2018

If you're looking for more storage in the form of the 128 GB model, you'll find the price reduced from $950 to $750. The Google Store promotion for the Pixel 2 XL will only last until March 31. Offer valid starting March 18, 2018 at 12am PT and purchases must post to your account by 11:59pm PT on March 31, 2018. While this is a rare opportunity to score the Google Pixel 2 XL for the same price as the base model , the smartphone is pretty large. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Free with Xbox One X Purchase for Limited Time Sea of Thieves Free with Xbox One X Purchase for Limited Time
- March 19, 2018

The Xbox One S Sea of Thieves Bundle is available for pre-order now at participating retailers in most Xbox One markets for $299.99 United States dollars. Sea of Thieves will support HDR on both Xbox One X and Xbox One S. In the past, the companies have never expressed an interest in allowing their exclusive games on other consoles. (more...)
Five graphics that show Putin's dominance in the Russian election Five graphics that show Putin's dominance in the Russian election
- March 19, 2018

The Central Election Commission said on Monday that the communist candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came second with 11.8% of the vote, and third was the ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky (5.6%). Worldwide observers were due to give their verdict later on Monday. The longer-term question is whether Putin will soften his anti-Western rhetoric now the election is won. (more...)
LEGO The Incredibles Appears To Have Been Confirmed LEGO The Incredibles Appears To Have Been Confirmed
- March 19, 2018

This is, however, the first time a Pixar property has been used for a LEGO Game. The LEGO The Incredibles video game is yet to be officially revealed so this is all the information that has been leaked about it right now. While it's likely that this video game would be scheduled for a similar time, we'll wait until an official confirmation before we report further. Lego The Incredibles videogame will release later this year. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Micromax Bharat 5 Pro | Price, Specifications & Features Comparison Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Micromax Bharat 5 Pro | Price, Specifications & Features Comparison
- March 19, 2018

The Redmi 5's first sale will happen tomorrow on Amazon India at 12 PM. Xiaomi Redmi 5 has managed to grab quite a lot of attention with its ultra-low price tag and complimenting features. The most interesting thing about the phone is that it comes with 5.7-inches of screen space with a body that is smaller than the iPhone 8 plus which sports a 5.5-inches display. (more...)
Stephen Hawking Predicted Universe End From His Deathbed Stephen Hawking Predicted Universe End From His Deathbed
- March 19, 2018

The research also suggests that the Earth will cease to exist when the stars run out of energy. The report says that the paper discloses how we could measure other universes using a detector on a spaceship, and it was completed on his deathbed. (more...)
Tesla Inc (TSLA) VP Sells $330060.00 in Stock
- March 18, 2018

G2 Investment Partners Management Llc who had been investing in Lendingtree Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.65 billion market cap company. Cumberland Partners Ltd, which manages about $742.28 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 12,650 shares to 57,483 shares, valued at $5.89M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Following Drake Stream, Fortnite Will Host Celebrity "Party Royale" At E3
- March 18, 2018

Though it wasn't every day that a game streamer is joined by some of the most popular musicians in the world as well as a star athlete and the view count was certainly to be expected given the popularity of the team. For those who don't follow college basketball, the No. 16 seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County recently managed to achieve what is arguably the greatest and most significant upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament, by beating their No. (more...)
Yakuza: Kiwami 2 coming west on August 28 Yakuza: Kiwami 2 coming west on August 28
- March 18, 2018

Sega wisely chose to wait until there were barely any notable games being announced or released to let fans of the Yakuza series know that the complete remake of Yakuza 2 would be making its way to the West later this year in August. Completely rebuilt in the lovely Dragon Engine, the game will feature a brand new Goro Majima-centered campaign as well as new minigames. For an in-depth look at the world of Yakuza , or for a refresher on key personalities and story moments throughout ... (more...)
'Love, Simon' star Joey Pollari comes out as gay 'Love, Simon' star Joey Pollari comes out as gay
- March 18, 2018

A veteran writer and producer of such teen fare as TV's " Riverdale ", " Dawson's Creek ", "Supergirl" and "The Flash", Berlanti knows this world intimately, both personally and professionally. This will speak volumes to real teens in the same complicated position. Set among non-religious people in a non-backwards part of America in 2018, the movie can't realistically present Simon's sexuality as a problem. (more...)
Snapchat Down Another $800 Million After Rihanna Slammed Offensive Ad Snapchat Down Another $800 Million After Rihanna Slammed Offensive Ad
- March 18, 2018

Snapchat made an apology earlier this week after facing backlash for the ad that depicted a " Would you rather? " scenario pitting Rihanna against her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown . Rihanna's comments were the latest bad press for Snapchat . There are strong indications that Snapchat's market value has dropped by nearly $ 1 billion after Rihanna criticised the social media platform for making light of domestic violence. (more...)
Modern humans may have evolved far earlier than thought, new research suggests Modern humans may have evolved far earlier than thought, new research suggests
- March 17, 2018

Color is used for more than just making things look nicer, it indicates a distinct level of symbolic communication and identity. The first evidence of human life in the Olorgesailie Basin comes from about 1.2 million years ago. Many were points created to be attached to a shaft and potentially used as projectile weapons, while others were shaped as scrapers or awls. These hand axes would have made quick work of branches, but may also have been used to process game killed during hunting. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
- March 17, 2018

Good news for Galaxy Note 8 owners: Samsung has at last begun rolling out the much-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update for the handset. But according to a new report from France, the flagship phablet is already getting the update. However, we know the update should gradually spread to units in other regions. However, since the update is rolling out in France, it will soon cover the entire European countries first and the company will push the update to more markets before the end of ... (more...)
Fortnite is coming to iOS, will sport across with PC and PS4 Fortnite is coming to iOS, will sport across with PC and PS4
- March 17, 2018

The Fortnite download is now live. While you can download Fortnite for iOS-it's huge at 2GB-you will require an invite code to play the game. Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Party Royale, pairing some of the world's greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Has Microtransactions Which Can Speed Your Progress Far Cry 5 Has Microtransactions Which Can Speed Your Progress
- March 17, 2018

Last but not least, Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 5's single-player campaign will be playable offline (unless of course you plan to play it in co-op). However, he stressed the game will offer the same content to those who purchase microtransactions as those who don't, though real-money purchases are on offer for those who wish to speed up their game progress. (more...)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) stock gained 11.46% return Quarterly
- March 17, 2018

The stock exchanged hands with 5,559,583 shares as compared to average trading capacity of 6.24M shares, yielding a market cap of $108.93B. After a recent check, Texas Instruments Incorporated stock is found to be 2.01% volatile for the week, while 2.24% volatility recorded for the month with ATR of 2.7. (more...)
Russia Orders the Expulsion of 23 British Diplomats in Retaliation Russia Orders the Expulsion of 23 British Diplomats in Retaliation
- March 17, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday in a press conference in Moscow that Russia was ready to cooperate with Britain in the investigation of the incident in accordance with global law. A British policeman was also poisoned when he went to help them and remains in a serious but stable condition. Russia, which denies any involvement in the incident, condemned May's decision as unacceptable and vowed a swift response. (more...)
Le phénomène Fortnite arrive sur smartphones Le phénomène Fortnite arrive sur smartphones
- March 17, 2018

Pas une réédition de la licence, pas un spin-off, mais bel et bien le même jeu porté sur nos smartphones et tablettes, permettant un parfait cross-play du titre (que les joueurs mobiles puissent rencontrer les joueurs PC et consoles). (more...)
Former Equifax CIO's indictment should be a red flag for IT execs Former Equifax CIO's indictment should be a red flag for IT execs
- March 17, 2018

Equifax stock plunged in the days after the breach was disclosed. The stock market had already closed when Ying learned of the breach, but the following Monday he searched online to determine a 2015 breach of one of the company's competitors, Experian, affected its stock. (more...)
Microsoft (MSFT) Shareholder Tradewinds Capital Management Lowered Holding by $628926; Vaughan David
- March 17, 2018

It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. OxFORD Asset Management LLP cut its stake in Intel Co. The fund owned 455,135 shares of the chip maker's stock after acquiring an additional 380,923 shares during the quarter. Payden & Rygel owns 587,400 shares for 2.22% of their portfolio. Sva Plumb Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Intel Corp Com (INTC) by 152.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Nindies Showcase Set For March 20, 2018 Nindies Showcase Set For March 20, 2018
- March 17, 2018

Nintendo has announced that it's holding another Direct-style video broadcast next week, this time focussing on upcoming indie games for Switch. You'll be able to watch a live video miniature Nintendo Direct that starts at 9 a.m. Independent games have had great success on Switch eShop, so it is not uncommon to know that even more titles of this type will reach the console. The company did not give many details of the new event but specified that we will see news for Switch. (more...)
Amazon appears to be testing a 'brief mode' for Alexa Amazon appears to be testing a 'brief mode' for Alexa
- March 17, 2018

This could explain why the feature is disappearing from devices that have received it in the past. It's this switch to non-speech responses that Amazon is calling Brief Mode. That allows Brief Mode to be turned on or off from the app. But for those of us who have grown exhausted of hearing the same responses in the same tone of voice day in and day out, a less verbose Alexa sounds like an incredibly necessary feature. (more...)
Facebook tries to overturn Sri Lanka ban Facebook tries to overturn Sri Lanka ban
- March 17, 2018

The Sri Lankan government today lifted a week-long ban on access to the Facebook, after officials from the USA social media giant agreed to step up efforts to remove hate speech posted on its platform during the anti-Muslim violence in Kandy district. (more...)
Apple Hosting 'Let's take a field trip' Media Event March 27th Apple Hosting 'Let's take a field trip' Media Event March 27th
- March 16, 2018

Apple declined to talk about the event. The iPad has always been the centerpiece of Apple's education strategy, so it seems like a safe bet that we'll be seeing something related to that line. Apple's last education venture- " Everyone can code " was rolled out to half a million students in the city. The field of computer science and programming continues to be extremely male-dominated, and by pouring money into initiatives focused on women, Apple may start to make a dent in that disparity ... (more...)
Facebook autocomplete search results show sexual, violent suggestions Facebook autocomplete search results show sexual, violent suggestions
- March 16, 2018

This has since been fixed - mostly thanks to people on Twitter saying WTF Facebook-and the company has apologized. Reports from British users poured in first, but apparently, the glitch also happened in other parts of the world. Facebook has also come forward and said that the suggestions are based on what people are searching but that there isn't necessary a video of such offensive material on the platform. (more...)
Drake Breaks Records With His Live Stream Gaming Debut Drake Breaks Records With His Live Stream Gaming Debut
- March 16, 2018

Not the rap game, mind you, but rather the video game " Fortnite ". The publicity provided was all free. There's not much more information to go on in the latest blog , but Epic are promising to pair, "some of the world's greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe". (more...)
Pokémon Go is bringing back Lugia, one of its toughest legendaries Pokémon Go is bringing back Lugia, one of its toughest legendaries
- March 16, 2018

One of the first Legendary Pokemon to be released in Pokemon Go will soon show up once again in the popular mobile game. Here is how to capture Lugia and what's new about Lugia. Beating and capturing the Legendary Pokemon is not easy, so get organized with other players. You guys already know that Lugis is a tough nut to crack in Pokemon Go , on top of that he is bringing a very own new move for his visit. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Exchange Program Now Available: Check out the required steps Xiaomi Mi Exchange Program Now Available: Check out the required steps
- March 16, 2018

The company had partnered with Cashify to launch the Mi Exchange programme across its Mi Home stores. The program basically allows potential buyers to exchange their old phone for a new Xiaomi smartphone. However, there are few terms and conditions that come attached, so we advice you to go through the FAQ before generating an exchange coupon for your phone. (more...)
IPhone SE 2 caught on video with iPhone X-like design IPhone SE 2 caught on video with iPhone X-like design
- March 16, 2018

The original iPhone SE had borrowed specs from iPhone 6S from 2015. If rumours are to be believed, the iPhone SE 2 could come with the A11 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The video has nothing substantial to prove if it's even an iOS device. These phones are likely to be the cheaper alternatives to the headline iPhone XI that appears later this year, though with Apple throwing out something of a curve ball with the iPhone X name in 2017, it's hard to predict just ... (more...)