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Microsoft Releases Xbox One Update for May Microsoft Releases Xbox One Update for May
- May 18, 2018

This doesn't allow you to take advantage of Discord's voice and text chat services, but it does allow Discord to show your Xbox One activity to your friends. Now, sharing is getting even quicker! With this update , the Xbox One S and Xbox One X can now output at 120 Hz when using 1080p or 1440p resolutions. (more...)
Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories
- May 18, 2018

To do this, tap the paper airplane icon like you were sending a message and hit the "create a story" option at the top. Instagram today announced an update that allows users to share Feed posts to Stories, finally allowing crossover between its two primary picture galleries. (more...)
Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run
- May 18, 2018

The event kicked off right outside the Ithaca Police Department. Slated to speak at the press conference are: Officer John Clifton (LETR State Executive Chair), Atlanta Police Department's Chief Shields, Elena Weaver (Special Olympics Athlete & 2018 Torch Bearer) and Matthew Wynne (Special Olympics Athlete & LETR Ambassador). (more...)
Fortnite's first competitive mode is Solo Showdown Fortnite's first competitive mode is Solo Showdown
- May 17, 2018

This mode sounds as if it's truly for the best of the best. You might need to cancel your weekend plans if you want to hit the top of the leaderboard: Epic says you'll need to play at least 50 Solo Showdown matches to get ranked, though only points from your first 50 will count towards your total score. (more...)
Bing Bans Cryptocurrency Ads Bing Bans Cryptocurrency Ads
- May 17, 2018

The changes will officially be implemented in June of 2018 and " enforcement " of this ban will begin sometime during in late June or early July of 2018. Microsoft search engine Bing is banning cryptocurrency ads. Facebook became the first social media platform to ban ads for cryptocurrencies in January of this year. (more...)
RED Will Launch the Hydrogen One on AT&T and Verizon This Summer RED Will Launch the Hydrogen One on AT&T and Verizon This Summer
- May 17, 2018

On the plus side, AT&T also offers consumers the chance to get a first look at the holographic smartphone through a demo at AT&T SHAPE at Warner Bros. YouTube personality Marques Brownlee saw a prototype of the phone past year and was impressed by the holographic screen despite some rough edges that Red will presumably smooth over before the phone launches. (more...)
NASA Plans to Fly Helicopter on Mars NASA Plans to Fly Helicopter on Mars
- May 17, 2018

Last week, the MarCO-B spacecraft ( also known as Wall-E ) snapped a picture with its wide-field color camera to check the deployment of its high-gain antenna. MarCO will travel behind InSight on the way to Mars , and will monitor the lander's transmissions as it sets down in November. The twin, counter-rotating blades will spin at nearly 3,000 revolutions per minute, or 10 times faster than the rate of a helicopter on Earth. (more...)
Watch NASA astronauts spacewalk to fix, upgrade space station Watch NASA astronauts spacewalk to fix, upgrade space station
- May 17, 2018

The boxes, each about the size of a mini-refrigerator or window AC unit, are crucial to keeping the batteries aboard the orbiting lab cool. Ammonia coolant is toxic, and Mission Control repeatedly warned the spacewalkers to be careful of any leaks. (more...)
Google Wifi now supports speed tests for all the connected devices Google Wifi now supports speed tests for all the connected devices
- May 17, 2018

If you are interested, you can pick up the Google Wifi mesh system straight from Amazon . Once the test completes, results are broken down by which devices are connected to each access point. Google said that knowing Wi-Fi coverage is poor in an area of your home can help you pinpoint the exact bottleneck when you notice a connectivity slowdown. (more...)
OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds are a ideal pairing for the OnePlus 6 OnePlus Bullets Wireless earbuds are a ideal pairing for the OnePlus 6
- May 17, 2018

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless price has been set at $69 (roughly Rs. 4,700), GBP 69 (roughly Rs. 6,300), and Euro 69 (roughly Rs. 5,500), and will be available from June 5. The company was also able to incorporate fast charging to the Bluetooth headphones. In terms of actual sound quality, OnePlus says that the Bullets Wireless are able to deliver superior audio. (more...)
Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus? Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus?
- May 17, 2018

Lawmakers in North Carolina are apparently making a bid for Apple to build its next campus in the state and the Research Triangle Park is apparently at the top of the list for possible sites, CNBC reports . Instead, it substantially cuts Apple's employer withholding taxes, provides that a portion of withholding money will be used for rural development, and offers 30 years of property tax abatements. (more...)
YouTube Adds New Crediting Feature For Songwriters, Labels And Publishers YouTube Adds New Crediting Feature For Songwriters, Labels And Publishers
- May 17, 2018

The option will be available to both verified and fan-made accounts and videos, and will include a link to the artist's official page in a newly opened tab in the browser. During the presentation last month of the Global Music Report , the record biz took a swipe at YouTube and other on-demand platforms which claim "they are not legally responsible for the music they distribute on their site". (more...)
Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After The Big Bang Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After The Big Bang
- May 17, 2018

The study conducted by Takuya Hashimoto and his staff from the Osaka Sangyo University provides insight into the formation process of early stars and also indicates that upcoming space telescopes like the James Webb, that will substitute Hubble in orbit in early 2020, are likely to provide new insights into early star formation, says Bouwens. (more...)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have starring roles in royal wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have starring roles in royal wedding
- May 17, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose six bridesmaids and four page boys, and all of them are under 10 years old. Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle Sr., 73, returned to the hospital on May 14, less than a week after he suffered a terrifying heart attack. (more...)
Braun scratched from Brewers' lineup vs D-backs Braun scratched from Brewers' lineup vs D-backs
- May 17, 2018

Ryan Braun was out of the Milwaukee lineup for the second game in a row with back tightness. The game drew 16,762, the smallest home crowd for the Diamondbacks this season. The Brewers are 7-2 in his starts this season, with five straight wins. After Jimmie Sherfy walked the bases loaded, Domingo Santana's fly ball to right made it 4-2. (more...)
Revamped YouTube Music launching next week as 'YouTube Premium' replacing Red Revamped YouTube Music launching next week as 'YouTube Premium' replacing Red
- May 17, 2018

YouTube Music will be able to leverage your YouTube viewing history and listening habits to offer different types of music based on where you are, what you're doing, and what your preferences are. As for what networks will be included in the service here, we'll have to wait and find out. "YouTube in general is where most music is consumed". Next Tuesday, YouTube will try again, by launching its reinvented YouTube Music app in the US, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, ... (more...)
OnePlus 6 India launch in Mumbai at 3 PM today OnePlus 6 India launch in Mumbai at 3 PM today
- May 17, 2018

Basically, the OnePlus 6 should compete with any other top Android handset now on the market. The OnePlus 6 was unveiled globally at an event in London yesterday, giving to us all the specifications and features of the new flagship killer. (more...)
Mets put Yoenis Cespedes on DL, return uncertain Mets put Yoenis Cespedes on DL, return uncertain
- May 17, 2018

An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury - picked up on May 6 - but the Mets chose to pull him from the lineup, stating he was available to pinch hit. "He was improving while he was playing, and that kind of stopped. He will be eligible to return for the start of New York's series in Milwaukee on May 24. Cespedes leads the Mets with eight home runs and 28 RBIs, and is batting.255 this season. (more...)
Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in vehicle crash Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel killed in vehicle crash
- May 17, 2018

Police, fire engines and an air ambulance were called to the scene at 7.55am but Cheshire Police later confirmed in a statement that "the driver of the vehicle, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene". He also had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran. "It is devastating news". "Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very hard time". (more...)
Unknown source ramps up ozone-destroying CFC production Unknown source ramps up ozone-destroying CFC production
- May 17, 2018

Recognised as an ozone depleter under the Montreal Protocol, R11 was banned along with other common CFC refrigerants R12 and R502. The finding seems likely to prompt an worldwide investigation into the mysterious source. The paper's findings are "environmentally and politically quite serious", Robert Watson, a former NASA scientist who organized bracing flights high into the Antarctic stratosphere to study ozone depletion in the 1980s, said in an emailed statement. (more...)
Diego Maradona named chairman of Belarusian club Diego Maradona named chairman of Belarusian club
- May 16, 2018

Maradona, who most recently managed UAE second-division side Fujairah, will be taking over football operations. The legendary Argentinean football player Diego Maradona will work at FC Dynamo Brest, BelTA has learnt from the press service of the football club. (more...)
Battlefield V will be revealed next week Battlefield V will be revealed next week
- May 16, 2018

On the Battlefield V Live Reveal, the team developing the game will share their vision". Last week, EA and DICE hid the reveal date for Battlefield 2018 inside a cleverly crafted Battlefield 1 Easter Egg . Should this be the case, then the game could be taking a cue from Activision and Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty: WW2. The event will be hosted on May 23 by Electronic Arts. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Rumors and expectations Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Rumors and expectations
- May 16, 2018

However, with the shortage of time, there's a chance that Note 9 won't come with significant new features. ZTE was among the first companies to launch an Android Go smartphone and it appears that Samsung might have one in the pipeline as well. (more...)
Facebook launches voice posts, two other features from India Facebook launches voice posts, two other features from India
- May 16, 2018

The all-new " Save Photos and Videos for later " will let users save photos and video they capture using Facebook's inbuilt camera within the app. Currently, it is possible to save photos and videos taken on the Camera to a phone's camera roll, but not to a Facebook account. (more...)
Samsung will sell the Exynos processors to other companies Samsung will sell the Exynos processors to other companies
- May 16, 2018

Samsung is reportedly in talks with ZTE and other OEMs about supplying them with Exynos chips. Samsung has made it no secret that it is looking to supply its Exynos processors to other manufacturers in order to increase profits. Meizu has launched its flagship smartphones with Exynos processor in the past. He said Samsung is in discussion with multiple automobile companies to develop chips for autonomous driving, declining to name the vehicle makers. (more...)
Revamped, AI-powered Google News app goes live on Android, iOS Revamped, AI-powered Google News app goes live on Android, iOS
- May 16, 2018

This means that once you download the app and sign-in with your Google account, Google News will already be populated with stories and headlines it thinks you will care about. Newsstand provides Just subscribe to a book and see its most recent articles in Google's mobile-optimized AMP standard. As for the first section, it is a " For You " section, where one can find top five stories that are trending at the moment based on the location of the user. (more...)
DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers DirecTV Now cloud DVR goes live for all customers
- May 16, 2018

The new version of the DirecTV Now app will be available for Android, Amazon Fire TV , and Roku devices in the next few weeks. The redesign prioritizes users' most-watched shows and favorites, and allows you to watch your current stream while browsing for other things to watch. (more...)
NASA to make aviation history with UAV mission on Mars NASA to make aviation history with UAV mission on Mars
- May 16, 2018

If all goes according to plan, MarCO-A and -B will fly by Mars on November 26, the same day that InSight arrives at the Red Planet for its crucial entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequence. By receiving MarCO-B's first snapshot of Earth, the space agency now has confirmation that the satellites have successfully deployed their high-gain antennas as well. (more...)
BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio
- May 16, 2018

According to TelecomTalk reports, the new recharge pack from BSNL is for prepaid customers offering them up to 1GB of data, unlimited voice calling, and can be used over a period of 28 days. To take on Jio's Rs. 98 pack, Airtel and Idea had also launched their on recharge packs in the same price range offering the same benefits. Subscribers with existing unlimited packs have been upgraded with the post FUP data access at 128Kbps. (more...)
NES and SNES Classic Editions to return NES and SNES Classic Editions to return
- May 16, 2018

You can pre-order the NES Mini and SNES Mini now from a variety of retailers, though most are putting a one-per-customer restriction in place. For those who were not lucky enough to get either the NES Classic Edition or the SNES Classic Edition, they will get a chance next month since both will be available through the end of the year. (more...)