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Samsung Launches New 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSD Range Samsung Launches New 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSD Range
- January 25, 2018

The new MJX controller is supposed to handle workstation storage while improving Linux operating system compatibility. The 860 PRO and 860 EVO are aimed at consumers who require fast, reliable performance across various applications, from everyday computing to heavy workloads and graphic-intensive operations. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TTWO) Valued at 13515972
- January 25, 2018

The firm owned 1,912,448 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,322,233 shares during the period. About 2.24 million shares traded or 4.57% up from the average. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0.01% or 782,607 shares. Take-Two Interactive Software had 68 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Vodafone inks partnership with Flipkart to pump 4G smartphones at low price Vodafone inks partnership with Flipkart to pump 4G smartphones at low price
- January 25, 2018

Existing and new prepaid subscribers will have to purchase an eligible entry level smartphone on Flipkart and get cash back of up to Rs 2,000 over three years of usage, it said in a statement. For this, they will have to do a recharge of at least Rs 150 per month for 36 months. User will get a cash back of Rs 900 at the end of 18 months. In other words, if you buy any of the devices under the Vodafone-Flipkart offer and recharge the same for a total of Rs 5,400, you will be able to claim a ... (more...)
Stock indexes open higher; tech, consumer-focused companies gain Stock indexes open higher; tech, consumer-focused companies gain
- January 25, 2018

Insurer Travelers provided the biggest boost to the Dow , up 5.32% after the company's profit topped estimates. "If it ever does turn, there could be a fair amount of correction", he said. Among others reporting, Procter & Gamble fell 2.4 percent after it reported a three percent rise in net sales to $17.4 billion. Technology and consumer-focused companies led US stocks to more records Tuesday. (more...)
Moto X4 6GB RAM Variant India Launch Anticipated on February 1 Moto X4 6GB RAM Variant India Launch Anticipated on February 1
- January 25, 2018

The Moto X4 that went official at the IFA 2017 tech show in Berlin in September was launched in India in November a year ago. All the other features of the X4 remain the same. If the current pricing is any indication to go by, the 6GB variant could be priced for ₹2000 ($31) to ₹3000 ($47) more. The initial rollout follows a similar soak test for the Moto Z2 Force last November. (more...)
Is This The Samsung Galaxy S9 Is This The Samsung Galaxy S9
- January 25, 2018

However, we can not come to conclusion, thus take this leak with a grain of salt. The pre-orders of the Galaxy S9 duo are expected to start on March 1 and their shipments are likely to begin on March 16. For comparison, that's twice as slow as the 1080p video capture at 240 fps the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are capable of capturing. The P20 lineup isn't the only premium product family set to miss out on MWC 2018 after being widely expected to make an appearance in Barcelona, ... (more...)
All the New Cosmetic Items Added to Overwatch in the Latest Update All the New Cosmetic Items Added to Overwatch in the Latest Update
- January 25, 2018

The updater also allows commands to be entered that can change settings, perform maintenance and execute other actions-a feature that can be exploited by an attacker thanks to the way the Blizzard Update Agent was configured. It was around that time that Ormandy noticed the makeshift patch released yesterday that seemed a bit convoluted. "I proposed they whitelist hostnames, but apparently that solution was too elegant and simple", Ormandy explained. (more...)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands to join the loot crate craze Ghost Recon: Wildlands to join the loot crate craze
- January 25, 2018

Coming with the next Ghost Recon Wildlands update, Extended Ops, we will be introducing Battle Crates that are created to offer you an additionnal and accessible way to complete your cosmetic customization experience, for both the Campaign and Ghost War modes. (more...)
Rare aware of Sea of Thieves Rare aware of Sea of Thieves "too early" closed beta issue
- January 25, 2018

The Sea of Thieves closed beta has officially begun. The issue has been widespread all day, preventing many from playing the game. The beta is set to contain a glimpse of what players can expect to see in the full release of the game, with some of the bigger secrets remaining hidden until Sea of Thieves releases this March. (more...)
Google Assistant now supports voice match for multiple Netflix profiles Google Assistant now supports voice match for multiple Netflix profiles
- January 25, 2018

Until today, audiobooks have always been absent, despite their soaring popularity with consumers. Much like Apple's audiobooks in its online store, titles in the Google Play Store are available for purchase with no subscription necessary. (more...)
Vivo's in-display fingerprint reader won't play nice with screen protectors Vivo's in-display fingerprint reader won't play nice with screen protectors
- January 25, 2018

Vivo on Tuesday has finally launched it's much aviated Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone in China. Vivo has zero presence in the U.S. market, but on the bright side, the company's implementation of this tech should lead to other OEMs utilizing it, which means it is only a matter of time before somebody releases a phone in the United States with Clear ID . (more...)
Loot boxes aren't going away, GDC survey says
- January 25, 2018

There are also interesting findings on topics like " loot box " monetization schemes, the business of eSports and more. It's a pretty interesting snapshot too, especially when the most current statistics are compared to the previous year's. (more...)
Ubisoft Revals Sam, a Personal Gaming Assistant in Beta Now Ubisoft Revals Sam, a Personal Gaming Assistant in Beta Now
- January 25, 2018

The beta for Sam is available now in English on Android or iOS (Canada only), and while the test is mainly to judge how accurate the system is, the Ubisoft team is also using the opportunity to show off how Sam ties to your Ubisoft Club account. (more...)
Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by Irdeto to Anti-piracy firm Denuvo acquired by Irdeto to "protect the gaming industry"
- January 24, 2018

Content security specialist Irdeto said Denuvo will continue to operate as usual with all staff retained and the Denuvo headquarters and sales operations continuing to function. "Hackers and cybercriminals in the gaming space are savvy, and always have been. In joining with Irdeto, we are bringing together a unique combination of security expertise, technology, and enhanced piracy services to aggressively address security challenges that customers face from hackers". (more...)
Dead by Daylight reveals new Saw DLC trailer and release date Dead by Daylight reveals new Saw DLC trailer and release date
- January 24, 2018

Now, it seems that Saw isn't just getting an on-screen revival as Jigsaw's accomplice dons the infamous pig mask one more time. It is a shame that we aren't seeing the Jigsaw killer himself, but Young is a flawless replacement just as she has been in the movies. (more...)
ONGC to sell stakes in IOC, GAIL ONGC to sell stakes in IOC, GAIL
- January 24, 2018

With the merger of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) into Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) nearly complete, the focus will now be on the possible acquisition of the government's stake in Oil India Ltd (OIL) or GAIL (India) Ltd, by Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC) or Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), reports Cogencis. (more...)
Atari Is Hoping to Crowdfund a Switch Version of Roller Coaster Tycoon Atari Is Hoping to Crowdfund a Switch Version of Roller Coaster Tycoon
- January 24, 2018

Early in 2017, Atari unveiled the newest entry into the franchise - RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch . In fact, the StartEngine page for the project directly refers to this potential for combined success, with a headline saying " RollerCoaster Tycoon and Nintendo Switch: The Perfect Fit ". (more...)
Android 8.1 hits the smartphone market with Google's Wi-Fi speed labels Android 8.1 hits the smartphone market with Google's Wi-Fi speed labels
- January 24, 2018

The Wi-Fi networks secured with passwords meaning the Private Wi-Fi networks would not be showing the speed data since it is of nobody's concern and Google can not just test them like that, however, the signal strength would continually be shown. (more...)
PlayStation Network Down, Players Reporting Connection Issues PlayStation Network Down, Players Reporting Connection Issues
- January 24, 2018

Sony acknowledged there are now problems with the PlayStation Network. There's now no indication of how long it'll take to resolve the situation. At the time of this writing, only PSN's gaming and social features have been affected, with the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music still fully operational. (more...)
Adobe updates Photoshop CC with Select Subject one-click selection tool Adobe updates Photoshop CC with Select Subject one-click selection tool
- January 24, 2018

Here is a quick list of all the new features. Users can now change brush settings while painting and using the Surface Dial. The feature is no longer a technical preview, and you can now change brush settings on the fly while you paint, rather than between strokes as before. (more...)
Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Finds Cracks in Tinder's Security, Leaving You Potentially Exposed Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Finds Cracks in Tinder's Security, Leaving You Potentially Exposed
- January 24, 2018

The issue was discovered by researchers at the security firm Checkmarx. The researchers have even put together a demo called TinderDrift that shows off what the hack could do by reconstructing a user's entire Tinder session. According to the report, hackers can take advantage of these vulnerabilities to cause serious privacy breaches hurting an unsuspecting user. "Like every other technology company, we are constantly improving our defenses in the battle against malicious hackers", claimed ... (more...)
Facebook buys ID verification startup Confirm.io Facebook buys ID verification startup Confirm.io
- January 24, 2018

The acquisition however does make a lot of sense for the social media giant that has been under fire in the U.S. for hosting ads that is believed to have polarized voters prior to the USA presidential elections. The acquisition, for which financial details were not disclosed, is part of Facebooka's effort to minimise the presence of fake profiles on its platform. (more...)
Firefox for Android updated with PWA support, improved bookmarking Firefox for Android updated with PWA support, improved bookmarking
- January 24, 2018

The new Firefox delivers multithreading in the page rendering, JavaScript Startup Bytecode Cache (JSBC ) for improving startup time and Tracking Protection. Progressive Web Apps (PWA) support is something we're all familiar already but it wasn't a standard in Firefox for Android then. More details are available here. (more...)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Shares Sold by Seizert Capital Partners LLC
- January 24, 2018

Eaton Vance Management who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $101.34 billion market cap company. Further, the QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has debt to equity ratio of 0.71, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. (more...)
Shutdown pleases some, irks others in federal workforce Shutdown pleases some, irks others in federal workforce
- January 24, 2018

If Congress and the U.S. president fail to agree on a budget, the government shuts down , meaning certain federal departments will stop working to capacity. The lodge at Crater Lake National Park and the visitors center at Rim Village is closed for the season, and tours aren't conducted this time of year at the Oregon Caves National Monument. (more...)
DuckDuckGo's Revamped Version Brings Private Search, Tracker Blockers, and More DuckDuckGo's Revamped Version Brings Private Search, Tracker Blockers, and More
- January 24, 2018

Additionally, there are browser extensions for Firefox , Chrome , and Safari . Once you start using the new app and browser extension, you'll quickly notice something: hardly any website now gets an "A" on privacy. DuckDuckGo uses these three data sets to generate site privacy ratings. While not all sites offer an encrypted version, thankfully this has been rapidly changing . (more...)
Apple releases security update, fixes Meltdown on macOS Sierra and El Capitan Apple releases security update, fixes Meltdown on macOS Sierra and El Capitan
- January 24, 2018

This update: • Addresses an issue that could cause Messages conversations to temporarily be listed out of order You can download macOS High Sierra from the App Store for free. Meltdown and Spectre vulerabilities have really shaken the tech industry. It also patches an issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution when playing a malicious sound file. (more...)
Red Hydrogen One Smartphone Headed To US Carriers This Summer Red Hydrogen One Smartphone Headed To US Carriers This Summer
- January 24, 2018

This is no knock at RED , but seriously, if I'm paying so much for a device, just give me the details in plain English. You'll even reportedly be able to capture video in 3D, Red's own "4V" format made for the Hydrogen One , and good ol' 2D. (more...)
Xbox Games Pass subscribers get PC titles via Xbox Play Anywhere Xbox Games Pass subscribers get PC titles via Xbox Play Anywhere
- January 24, 2018

According to IGN , GameStop will be promoting this service upgrade by offering 6-month Game Pass subscription cards for $59.99 starting on March 20. With 50 per cent faster Hard Disk Drive, existing games will load faster and with system-level Spersampling, the new 4K games will play smooth even on Full-HD TV. (more...)
Apple HomePod Launch Confirmed for February 9 Apple HomePod Launch Confirmed for February 9
- January 24, 2018

No information was given yet on where the HomePod will be available in Germany and France. First announced at WWDC past year, the HomePod is Apple's first stab at the Amazon and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Support for Spotify subscribers will eventually come, but that date is also unknown. - Apple has made it clear they want to stand apart from similar concepts by offering rich audio and the power of Siri's artificial intelligence. (more...)