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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries confirms co-op, mod support MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries confirms co-op, mod support
- December 11, 2017

The feature announcements and new gameplay footage were unveiled at Mech_Con 2017, an annual celebration of all things MechWarrior and BattleTech . First of all, the game will have full mod support on Steam Workshop, and Piranha Games is going to start working with interested moding teams next year. (more...)
Max Born's 135th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle Max Born's 135th birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle
- December 11, 2017

In the doodle, Born is seen writing using a pen, the symbol psi, which is also known as the symbol for wave function in physics. The reach of this doodle, created by guest artist Kati Szilagyi, is across countries including Russia, India, Cuba, United States, Columbia, Indonesia, Iceland, Spain, Greece, Germany, Peru, Argentina and Sweden. (more...)
Street Fighter V Season Three characters revealed Street Fighter V Season Three characters revealed
- December 11, 2017

Coming up first is the exuberant youth herself, Sakura! Overall, the new set of characters is quite interesting because people didn't see a lot of them coming. Plus, watch the cinematic opening for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition . That would mean that Blanka will likely be released in March, with Falke in May, Cody in July, G in September, and Sagat in November. (more...)
Annual Gemenid Meteor Shower lights up sky Annual Gemenid Meteor Shower lights up sky
- December 11, 2017

Last year, the Geminids had to compete with a pesky supermoon . "The size of (the meteors) are only millimeters in size; it's incredible to think that we can see something so small". Tiny pieces of debris burn up as they enter the earth's atmosphere, resulting in brilliant flashes of light streaking across the sky. To catch the Geminids, there's no need to focus on a certain part of the sky. (more...)
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection brings 12 classics in May 2018 Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection brings 12 classics in May 2018
- December 11, 2017

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will arrive on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC sometime in May 2018. The assumption is these are the Arcade versions, as opposed to the many ports released over the years. (more...)
Apple 'to purchase Shazam for $400m'
- December 11, 2017

The technology news site, quoting unnamed sources, said that the deal could be announced on Monday with financial terms not yet clear. Since its founding in 1999, Shazam has offered a high-tech solution to listeners' longtime agony over not recognising music on the radio or in bars, letting users identify songs through their phones' microphones. (more...)
Browns' Josh Gordon scores 1st TD since 2013
- December 10, 2017

It was Gordon's first touchdown reception since week 15 of the 2013 season. Jason Campbell was the Browns quarterback the last time that Gordon caught a touchdown pass. Josh Gordon has spent the last few weeks telling anyone who would listen that he's every bit as good as he was back in 2013, the year he led the National Football League in receiving yards. (more...)
North Korea says United Nations envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions on peninsula North Korea says United Nations envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions on peninsula
- December 10, 2017

Backing up the threat, the US has stepped up its military drills with allies, which Pyongyang condemns as preparations for invasion. Perry was by then Clinton's special envoy for North Korea . "Time is of the essence", the United Nations said. At the meeting, Defense Minister Song said war has changed completely compared to the past amid growing asymmetric warfare threats such as nuclear, missile and cyber attacks. (more...)
Gujarat election: Congress raises a stink on tampering of EVMs Gujarat election: Congress raises a stink on tampering of EVMs
- December 10, 2017

A team of Election Commission visited a polling booth in Thakkar Plot in Porbandar to find out if there was some malfunctioning. Earlier in the morning, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with his family cast their vote in Rajkot, while Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel cast his vote at his native in Bharuch district. (more...)
Emails reveal follow-up after Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting Emails reveal follow-up after Trump Jr.'s Russian Federation meeting
- December 10, 2017

Rep. Mike Conway (R-Texas) had a different view on the interview, which lasted from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., with a few breaks along the way. "Now that I know the kind of apocalyptic Hollywood scenario that a private conversation between a lawyer and a businessman can be turned into, I very much regret that the desire to bring the truth to the [Congress] has thrown the US president's family, as well as Mrs. (more...)
Local Firefighters Help Battle Out-of-Control California Blazes Local Firefighters Help Battle Out-of-Control California Blazes
- December 10, 2017

The 747 Supertanker became part of Cal Fire's fleet August 25. The workhorse of the Cal Fire fleet, the S-2, can carry 1,200 gallons. Six wildland fire trucks and 18 firefighters from five different departments departed Thursday morning from Albuquerque headed for the Chino Hills-area emergency command center in California, Albuquerque Fire Department Lt. (more...)
Android Oreo rolling out for Huawei P10 Plus now
- December 10, 2017

The company had kicked off a beta program two months back. As well as bringing the handsets up to date with the new Oreo features, the update introduces the latest version of Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) up to EMUI 8.0. The update will also give the phone a desktop UI mode, and as well as snoozing notifications. The Honor 9 and the Honor V9 , which launched in early 2017, both shipped with Huawei's Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5 skin. (more...)
Gwen Stefani defends Blake Shelton's title as "People"'s Sexiest Man Alive
- December 09, 2017

Ellen herself had been poking light fun at the 41-year-old country singer, by employing some crude digital trickery to make it look like he was wearing just a pair of tighty whities when he performed his recent duet with Gwen on The Voice . (more...)
Tax bill would cut essentials to communities of color Tax bill would cut essentials to communities of color
- December 09, 2017

Repatriating money from American corporations overseas by imposing a make-up-the-difference tax that compels those companies to pay the same rate whether they keep the money here or abroad boosts the American treasury and the American economy. (more...)
Severe weather warning issued for North of England Severe weather warning issued for North of England
- December 09, 2017

Northern Ireland , north Wales and the north-west Midlands are also likely to see snow flurries in yellow warning areas. "Throughout the warning area there has been snow accumulations, but it's not just in Scotland; we've also had quite a bit of snow in Northern Ireland down in the Liverpool Bay area and we've also had quite a few snow showers across Wales ". (more...)
Heart-Wrenching Footage Of Starving Polar Bear Exposes Climate Crisis Heart-Wrenching Footage Of Starving Polar Bear Exposes Climate Crisis
- December 09, 2017

Since posting video online, some commenters asked why they didn't intervene, but the group was helpless to help. "The simple truth is this-if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems". Polar bears are listed as a threatened species in the United States, which means that while they're not yet on the brink of extinction, they "are likely to be at the brink in the near future", according to the U.S. (more...)
Scientists Capture Mysterious Sounds Permanently Produced by Earth Scientists Capture Mysterious Sounds Permanently Produced by Earth
- December 09, 2017

Earthquakes have been known to cause the Earth to emit similar vibrations for extended periods, but the hum only occurs in the absence of seismic activity. They picked the two stations with the highest quality readings and painstakingly removed any interference from the data. After removing the signals caused by ocean infragravity waves, seafloor currents and electronic glitches, the noise level was equivalent to that of a terrestrial station. (more...)
God of War's Length Revealed at PlayStation Experience God of War's Length Revealed at PlayStation Experience
- December 09, 2017

While God of War games are usually around 10 hours, the next God of War is a bit bigger. God of War takes a different approach to combat this time around, with a more third person action camera much in the same vein as Hellblade. They just finished up some playtesting sessions and the game's length clocked in at about 25 - 30 hours long meaning it will be a very meaty game. Barlog expects players to be surprised by how much more exploration the new game will feature as opposed to past ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, si parla di possibile schermo in 21:9 Samsung Galaxy S9, si parla di possibile schermo in 21:9
- December 09, 2017

Nelle intenzioni di Samsung ci sarebbe la volontà di offrire un'esperienza utente molto particolare. Secondo le prime ipotesi degli analisti, Samsung avrebbe ottenuto tale risultato allungando lo schermo arrivando a un fattore di forma 21:9. (more...)
California's wildfires are massive-even when seen from space California's wildfires are massive-even when seen from space
- December 09, 2017

One showed the solar array of the space station with California down below, and in the distance, smoke streaming off the coast and into the ocean. Despite being caused by meteors, shooting stars are still lovely, and they're even more intriguing when seen from the International Space Station . (more...)
Stock On the Run: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- December 09, 2017

Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 47.83% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Orbis Investment Management decreased Aetna Inc New (AET) stake by 31.57% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (more...)
Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)
- December 09, 2017

NVIDIA reported earnings per share of $0.99 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 16.2%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. (more...)
Ford to test self-driving tech Ford to test self-driving tech
- December 09, 2017

The company, as a reminder, has apparently made no long-term decisions as of yet whether or not it will pursue the development of its own on-demand transportation service or whether it will seek to partner. The company would build its first autonomous-drive vehicle in MI plant, which would be a gas-electric hybrid model capable of operating 20 hours a day. (more...)
Bridgewater Associates LP Invests $2.20 Million in United Technologies Corporation (UTX) Stock
- December 09, 2017

Over the last three months, insiders have sold 9,792 shares of company stock valued at $1,182,520. About 1.02M shares traded. United Technologies (NYSE: UTX ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. equities research analysts expect that United Technologies Corporation will post 6.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The conglomerate reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.05. (more...)
Anheuser Busch Inbev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) Short Interest Decreased By 14.84% Anheuser Busch Inbev SA/NV (NYSE:BUD) Short Interest Decreased By 14.84%
- December 09, 2017

The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $42.85. About 3.10M shares traded. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has risen 10.63% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $127.81. Clearbridge Invs Lc stated it has 0.54% of its portfolio in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD ). (more...)
Global Tricycle Chassis Parts Market Outlook 2017 Growth, Demand, Forecasts, Size 2022 Global Tricycle Chassis Parts Market Outlook 2017 Growth, Demand, Forecasts, Size 2022
- December 09, 2017

The Industrial Floor Coating market report comprises the spearhead advancements and technological improvement that engages the user to delineate their future-based growth plans, inhabit with smart business decisions, and to implement the mandatory actions. (more...)
Bungie promises to fix Destiny 2 achievement and other issues Bungie promises to fix Destiny 2 achievement and other issues
- December 09, 2017

Instead, it retained power, accuracy, range, ammo count and had a special ability to refill ammo upon successful kills, and you can be sure that it regularly gets successful kills. But selling an overpowered weapon that is giving players an unfair advantage to everyone somewhat levels the playing field. We'll update this story if they respond. (more...)
Co-Op Prison Break Adventure A Way Out Launches March 2018 Co-Op Prison Break Adventure A Way Out Launches March 2018
- December 09, 2017

He bigged up The Game Awards to the feigned delight of Keigheley by repeatedly exclaiming "fuck the Oscars" and continued on, vehemently telling people that they needed to play his game, until he was eventually cut off by a clearly annoyed Keighley. (more...)
Google re-enables touch controls for audio playback on the Home Mini Google re-enables touch controls for audio playback on the Home Mini
- December 09, 2017

The Home Mini removed tapping to start speaking due to a hardware bug, though speaker controls are still present. Originally, that button was going to be used for controlling playback and for letting people manually trigger the Assistant. (more...)
Apple reportedly buying music recognition service Shazam for around $400 million
- December 08, 2017

Neither company has confirmed talks. Shazam - which allows users to quickly identify songs, films, TV shows or commercials - has been an essential app since the dawn of the smartphone era. The move makes flawless sense for Apple as it looks to boost its own Apple Music streaming service, which is already linked to from within Shazam. Song recognition is a neat trick for a digital assistant; one of the Google Pixel 2's coolest tricks is background song recognition, which will tell you the ... (more...)