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Microsoft Launcher gets a new beta update, many new features
- November 27, 2017

Otherwise, you'll have to wait for Microsoft to release the stable version to benefit from the new features. The launcher now also supports migration from other launchers and helps restore, setup homepage quickly. The new software built into the Settings also will allow you to navigate the Settings and Themes better. There aren't any app icons: just tags for the ones you used last, and an alphabetical list of all your apps that you can drag out by swiping from the left edge of the screen. (more...)
Gionee F205, F6, Steel 3 smartphones launched: Price, specifications, features Gionee F205, F6, Steel 3 smartphones launched: Price, specifications, features
- November 27, 2017

In the photography department, the Gionee F6 sports a dual-camera setup of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors at the rear. The smartphone expected to go for the price of CNY 4,399 (approximately Rs 43,000). IT features a 5.5-inch FullView display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage space and identical 8MP cameras for the front and rear. There is a 16-megapixel+8-megapixel at the rear and 20-megapixel+8-megapixel at the front - with real-time bokeh effect and Face Beauty 4.0 modes. (more...)
Amazon Smart LED HD 4K TV Cyber Monday Deals and Sales 2017 Amazon Smart LED HD 4K TV Cyber Monday Deals and Sales 2017
- November 27, 2017

Notice we said "portable Amazon Echo " rather than Amazon Tap . You can also get the same tablet with 64 GB of storage for £139.99, or £40 off its normal price with "special offers". The Fire HD 10 is $99.99, 33% off its normal price. A Sony CT800 soundbar is on sale for $298, that is over $200 off the normal price. Kindle Book Deals are an everyday occurrence, but on Cyber Monday, those deals will encompass even more ebooks and print editions. (more...)
Pokémon Go developer Niantic raises $200 million in funding Pokémon Go developer Niantic raises $200 million in funding
- November 26, 2017

Jones and NetEase. Additional investors include Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase. Megan Quinn, the spark partner will be joining the board of Niantic as a part of the deal. The maker of "Ingress" and "Pokemon Go" is now working with Warner Bros. for the upcoming "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite", set to be released early in 2018. (more...)
Oppo F5 Youth edition with 16MP selfie camera launched: Price, specifications Oppo F5 Youth edition with 16MP selfie camera launched: Price, specifications
- November 26, 2017

The Oppo F5 Youth retains some of the features from the original model, but ironically, downgrades on the very aspect the F5 is known for - the front camera. On the imaging front, Oppo F5 Youth edition is getting a downgraded camera setup. In comparison, Oppo F5 comes with a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens and a 20MP front-facing selfie cam with f/2.0 aperture. (more...)
Strange Booming Sounds Recorded From Across the World Strange Booming Sounds Recorded From Across the World
- November 26, 2017

According to a Daily Mail report, the terrifying boom has left experts mystified. But it seems mysterious booms are growing more frequent elsewhere in the world too with a reported 64 unexplained sounds in 2017 alone. The US Geological Survey also picked up the boom sounds and confirmed that they didn't originate from any natural disaster which raises questions to the unusual shake being experienced along with the sounds. (more...)
The Top Three Holders Of Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)
- November 26, 2017

Notably, third-quarter 2017 results marked the company's fifth straight quarter of earnings miss. Avon Products, Inc . (NYSE: AVP ) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report released on Tuesday, May 2nd. (more...)
Intuit Inc. (INTU) Stake Lessened by Quantbot Technologies LP
- November 26, 2017

Massachusetts Financial Services Company increased its stake in Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) by 14.83% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Asset reported 0.15% stake. Its up 766% from 200,300 shares previously. Amer Century Cos holds 0.06% or 461,101 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
IPhone SE 2 rumours reemerge IPhone SE 2 rumours reemerge
- November 26, 2017

Refurbished or discounted products do not qualify. It's the best Black Friday deal we've seen on Apple's newbie so far, and you can do a lot worse than heading to Mobiles.co.uk and grabbing O2's bargain bundle before stock runs out. The current model starts at $349, $200 cheaper than the next most affordable smartphone, Apple's iPhone 7 . For iPad , one of your best bets is the HiRise 2 Deluxe Stand for $48 . (more...)
Xiaomi accessories get cheaper after GST cut Xiaomi accessories get cheaper after GST cut
- November 25, 2017

All the Mi accessories including power bank, cases with revised rates are available on Xiaomi's Mi India store. It is worth mentioning that the new prices are available only on mi.com/in at the moment and partner e-commerce sites Flipkart and Amazon are yet to update the pricing. (more...)
UK Gambling Commission Releases Official Statement Explaining Its Stance on Loot Boxes UK Gambling Commission Releases Official Statement Explaining Its Stance on Loot Boxes
- November 25, 2017

The development of so-called pay-to-win practices is more contentious, as shown by the recent controversy over the game Star Wars Battlefront 2 . The law sets a line between what is and is not gambling. "Their main concern is whether there is a product out there that could present a risk to their children", which the Gambling Commission stands by. In a translation, the site is reporting that the Minister of Justice wants to prohibit these kinds of in-game purchases, saying, "mixing ... (more...)
Featured Stock: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- November 25, 2017

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.17 on November 24, reaching $37.16. About 3.07 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 29.20% the S&P500. Discovery Capital Management Llc Ct holds 5.9% of its portfolio in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (more...)
Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed by Bungie Following Concerns from Players Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed by Bungie Following Concerns from Players
- November 25, 2017

Bungie mentions that the team is " not happy with the results ", acknowledging that the community isn't happy as well. Bright Engrams are Destiny 2's loot crates. According to fan reports, this XP scaling system was forcing players to spend money in microtransactions. But the question remains, why would they add such a system to Destiny 2 in the first place? In October, game director Christopher Barrett shared a long list of improvements that are in the works, but since then players have ... (more...)
Google partners with Pluralsight and Udacity to train Indians in emerging technology Google partners with Pluralsight and Udacity to train Indians in emerging technology
- November 25, 2017

Google is sponsoring 1,30,000 scholoarships on both the platforms so that developers can access advanced learning curriculum. Candidates will also gain access to Pluralsight IQ where their skills can be measured and tested. The Tech Giant google is already engaged with the student across the nation and more than 2 lakh students already completed their Google development courses on Udacity and around 1 lakh students are now engaged with pluralsight. (more...)
HMD Global starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to Nokia 8 HMD Global starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to Nokia 8
- November 25, 2017

The Android 8.0 Oreo beta was rolled out for the Nokia 8 last month and has now been pushed out in a phased manner. HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 smartphone in September for Rs 36,999. Apart from these features, the Android 8.0 Oreo is the most secured Android till date and also optimizes battery to suit your usage. Coming to the Nokia 5, the smartphone is fitted with a 5.2-inch HD 720p IPS LCD display. (more...)
This Echo Dot Black Friday deal is a great smart home starter This Echo Dot Black Friday deal is a great smart home starter
- November 25, 2017

Now it's even more affordable. The Amazon Cloud Cam makes it easy to stay connected to your home at all times to watch your pets and family. The Echo Dot connects to speakers via Bluetooth and is compatible with Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and iHeartRadio for music playback. (more...)
Xbox Games with Gold for December 2017 revealed Xbox Games with Gold for December 2017 revealed
- November 25, 2017

Picking up a subscription to Xbox Live Gold costs as little as £6 per month, but can be bought as a three-month package for £15 or 12 months for £40. What games are leaving Games with Gold this month? Microsoft's system tends to involve releasing an Xbox One and Xbox 360 game at the start of the month, then replacing them for the second half. (more...)
Leicester to offload Ahmed Musa in January Leicester to offload Ahmed Musa in January
- November 25, 2017

The three players did not make Leicester City Match day squad for their away match against West Ham on Friday which ended 1-1‎. Iheanacho has been in and out of the Leicester City team since his move in the summer from Manchester City, while Musa has been restricted to games with the U23 since the start of the season. (more...)
Daley says Cecchin cost Tonga a spot in the RLWC final Daley says Cecchin cost Tonga a spot in the RLWC final
- November 25, 2017

Tries to interchange forward Tevita Pangai Junior, hooker Siliva Havili and five-eighth Tui Lolohea and three conversions from prop Sio Siua Taukeiaho brought them within two points with two minutes to play. England now go through to their first World Cup grand final in 22 years to play Australia in Brisbane next Saturday. England carried that lead into the second half, which required an vast defensive effort as Tonga - roared on by the crowd - threw everything at Bennett's men. (more...)
Sony launches 4 new noise cancellation headphones starting at Rs 14990 Sony launches 4 new noise cancellation headphones starting at Rs 14990
- November 25, 2017

Sony claims that they have made number of advancements make the headphones industry leading in noise cancellation technology . Users can adjusts to their individual listening style with atmospheric pressure optimising sound based on one's altitude. (more...)
Owen thrilled with second place on horse-racing debut Owen thrilled with second place on horse-racing debut
- November 25, 2017

However, since hanging up his boots the 37-year-old has taken to life as a racehorse breeder and owner. The Prince's fund provides £1.2m in grants every year to projects around the country, from apprenticeships, to community transport schemes to training for young people. (more...)
SNES Classic returning to Best Buy on November 25 SNES Classic returning to Best Buy on November 25
- November 25, 2017

While Black Friday will dominate retailers over the weekend, making things quite hectic, it looks like Best Buy has decided throw fuel onto the fire by announcing that the SNES Classic Edition will be restocked on November 25. The number used above was for illustrative purposes only. Odds are good that this one, like countless offers before it, will sell out swiftly, so good luck while it's available. (more...)
FCA India Recall 1200 Jeep Compass FCA India Recall 1200 Jeep Compass
- November 24, 2017

During the air bag module assembly procedure, "loose fasteners may have accidentally discovered their way unnoticed into a small number of modules", Fiat stated. In explanatory words, there are some fasteners like nuts and bolts or plastic clips which seems to have come loose in the airbag compartment which poses a danger by either puncturing the airbag when packed, or cause a puncture when deployed in an emergency. (more...)
Amazon Black Friday US deals Amazon Black Friday US deals
- November 24, 2017

They also released deals on the Kindle and the Fire tablet . The Echo Dot is the low-profile voice recognition device you can "dot" around your house while leaving the main Echo to do the bulk of the work. With a blend of sleek modern style and easy-to-use functionality, this clock (combined with Echo Dot ) provides a great alternative to traditional alarm clocks. (more...)
Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon pay tribute to Satoru Iwata Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon pay tribute to Satoru Iwata
- November 24, 2017

Iwata-san passed away in the summer of 2015, but we are still witnessing his vision for Nintendo's future play out. Before he was chosen to become president of Nintendo back in 2002, Satoru Iwata was one of Nintendo's greats, an executive that unlike many executives for gaming companies today, remained a gamer at heart. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel deserves the Clown Cup, jokes Lewis Hamilton Sebastian Vettel deserves the Clown Cup, jokes Lewis Hamilton
- November 24, 2017

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have put the tension of this season's championship battle behind them as the Briton joked about awarding the German a "clown cup". For the first time, next year will see two quadruple champions start the season in search of a fifth title. Felipe Massa's last ever FP2 session saw him split Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne in the other McLaren. (more...)
Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species
- November 24, 2017

New species can develop in as little as two generations, according to four decades of fieldwork conducted on the Galápagos Islands. Throughout our work on Daphne Major, we were in a position to discern the match up of two birds from varied species and then pursue to observe how speciation occurred. (more...)
Japan is not a fan of the Xbox One X Japan is not a fan of the Xbox One X
- November 24, 2017

Black Friday is here, and that means awesome news for gamers. Microsoft sells it for $189, which is a great deal. eBay didn't even include this Xbox One S promo in its official Black Friday flyer, so the only way to get it is by following this link . (more...)
Rare to Open Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha For One Last Ride Rare to Open Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha For One Last Ride
- November 24, 2017

Please remember that these Technical Alpha play sessions are purely for the benefit of our Insiders and are now under NDA, so they can't be streamed or captured! If you want to get involved with the development of Sea of Thieves , look no further! You'll need a valid Xbox Live account with Xbox Live Gold to support Sea of Thieves online only functionality, and be over 18 in order to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). (more...)
Dolly the sheep 'did not have early onset osteoarthritis' Dolly the sheep 'did not have early onset osteoarthritis'
- November 24, 2017

Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell, made countless headlines during her lifetime. Dolly the sheep did not have early onset osteoarthritis after all, according to new research . The results show "that the original concerns that cloning had caused early onset osteoarthritis in Dolly were unfounded", Sandra Corr, a professor of small animal orthopedic surgery at Glasgow University , said in a University of Nottingham news release. (more...)