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Microsoft Claims Again It's Microsoft Claims Again It's "No Longer Reporting On Total Xbox One Sales"
- May 05, 2018

There is good news for Xbox One users, as today Microsoft announced that players will be able to play XCOM 2 for free this weekend. No, not console sales. This means that pretty much half of all Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility . In some cases, backwards compatibility games look markedly improved on Xbox One X. (more...)
Google's new Maps Platform offers businesses streamlined access to Maps Google's new Maps Platform offers businesses streamlined access to Maps
- May 05, 2018

Mark Stockley, a researcher with British security software and hardware company Sophos revealed recently that cybercriminals are redirecting people to potentially malicious websites via shortened, innocent-looking Google Maps links. It has been highlighted by Google that the programs meant to assist non-profit organizations, start-ups etc will remain unchanged. A Google spokeswoman confirmed that these deals are part of the new service. (more...)
Facebook wants to help you find love Facebook wants to help you find love
- May 05, 2018

Facebook has had a number of high-profile scandals rock user trust in the platform in recent months, including revelations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and Cambridge Analytica improperly obtaining the data of up to 87 million Facebook users . (more...)
Google Assistant, Fandango help you buy movie tickets via voice Google Assistant, Fandango help you buy movie tickets via voice
- May 05, 2018

After finding something you'd like, you can tell the Assistant to buy tickets for your desired movie and time. The feature is part of a partnership with Fandango , so only Fandango theatres will be supported for now. The Fandango Action on Google Assistant allows consumers to purchase tickets on more than 30K screens nationwide. If you aren't getting access to it yet, be sure to update the Google App to the latest version. (more...)
Chevy is Now Building the most powerful Sub-urban ever Chevy is Now Building the most powerful Sub-urban ever
- May 05, 2018

Like the Tahoe version, the Suburban RST also will offer added performance options that include a custom-tuned Boria dual side-exit exhaust system that Chevy says improves exhaust flow by 28 percent. Additionally, the wide 7.39 overall gear ratio helps keep RPMs down on the freeway to conserve fuel. As a result, the suspension delivers both improved body-motion control during cornering and a more comfortable ride while cruising. (more...)
290-horsepower VW Golf GTI TCR road vehicle on the way 290-horsepower VW Golf GTI TCR road vehicle on the way
- May 05, 2018

The model will be fully revealed at VW's famous annual GTI meet at Wörthersee on Thursday 10 May, with sales beginning at the end of the year. The front wheel drive road vehicle is moved along by a two-litre turbopetrol four packing 213kW and 370Nm - the same power output as the all-wheel drive Golf R but 10Nm less torque. (more...)
Zero-emissions Kia Niro EV revealed in Korea Zero-emissions Kia Niro EV revealed in Korea
- May 05, 2018

Based on the Niro hybrid and plug in hybrid already sold stateside, the Niro EV takes the concept one step further by dispensing with the gas engine altogether. The Niro EV features a unique bodykit with deeper bumpers and side skirts, with aerodynamic 17-inch alloy wheels and a closed grille in which the charging point is located. (more...)
Microphone not working on iPhone 7 Microphone not working on iPhone 7
- May 05, 2018

Additionally, it can also affect speakerphone functionality - resulting in a grayed-out speaker button on the iPhone's display. If the problem persists following diagnostics, Apple is instructing service providers to provide free repairs, even for devices that our out of warranty. (more...)
Students Make Finals for NASA Contest Then Face Racial Attacks Online Students Make Finals for NASA Contest Then Face Racial Attacks Online
- May 04, 2018

Our water filtration system can help aid in that mission". In a statement to the Post , NASA said that while it supports the use of social media to support teams, the 4chan effort crossed a line. On Monday NASA issued a statement decrying the hacking attempt and offering encouragement to young scientists: "NASA continues to support outreach and education for all Americans, and encourages all of our children to reach for the stars". (more...)
First Battlefield 1 DLC Goes Free On Xbox And PC First Battlefield 1 DLC Goes Free On Xbox And PC
- May 04, 2018

After all, there have been three separate expansions launched for Battlefield 1 in the time since They Shall Not Pass was released, so if EA can convert some hold outs by offering up this for free, it might stand to make some additional cash off of subsequent DLC sales. (more...)
Eight New Spectre Flaws Discovered By Intel; Patches Are On The Way Eight New Spectre Flaws Discovered By Intel; Patches Are On The Way
- May 04, 2018

All eight of the flaws come from the same design problem that caused Meltdown and Spectre. "Protecting our customers' data and ensuring the security of our products are critical priorities for us", Culbertson wrote . As a best practice, we continue to encourage everyone to keep their systems up-to-date. The report states the first wave of patches could go live in May (Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday for Windows 10 is on Tuesday, May 8), while the rest are being prepped for August. (more...)
EPS for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Expected At $0.30 on May, 3 EPS for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Expected At $0.30 on May, 3
- May 04, 2018

Oakworth Capital Inc who had been investing in Tjx Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.67B market cap company. Activision Blizzard , Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) now sits in the perhaps the most hard technical position - the stock has no urgency in its direction and that has left it at an inflection point. (more...)
Anupam Kher congratulates bride-to-be Sonam Kapoor Anupam Kher congratulates bride-to-be Sonam Kapoor
- May 04, 2018

Soon after this announcement was made, Sonam started receiving gifts and congratulatory wishes from all her well-wishers! But the pair's families finally announced their wedding and we couldn't be happier. There should be one thing that's lovely and stunning, and everything else has to accentuate it". After weeks of speculations, Sonam Kapoor is all set to tie the knot with long-term beau Anand Ahuja on May 8 in an intimate wedding in Mumbai. (more...)
Lotus Exige Sport 410 Rockets From 0-60 MPH In 3.3 Seconds Lotus Exige Sport 410 Rockets From 0-60 MPH In 3.3 Seconds
- May 04, 2018

The 3.5-liter supercharged and charge cooled V6 gasoline engine from the Exige Cup 430 has been de-tuned to 416 hp (410 bhp) at 7,000 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque from 3,000 rpm to 7,000 rpm. The Lotus Exige Sport 410 joins the Exige Sport 350 and the extreme Exige Cup 430 . Braking is courtesy of AP Racing, with forged, four-piston calipers and performance two-piece J-hook brake discs. (more...)
Chrome Will Now Learn Your Browsing Preferences Before Muting Sites Chrome Will Now Learn Your Browsing Preferences Before Muting Sites
- May 04, 2018

In fact, in Chrome a significant number of autoplays are paused, muted, or have their tab closed within six seconds by people who don't want them. According to Google, this new policy change - effective with the latest version of Chrome, 66 .0.3359.139 - is supposed to block "about half of unwanted autoplays". (more...)
OnePlus 6 Price, Specifications & Features Leaked On HDFC's Smart Buy Page! OnePlus 6 Price, Specifications & Features Leaked On HDFC's Smart Buy Page!
- May 04, 2018

Just ahead of official launch, the smartphone has been found listed on TENAA revealing its full specifications. OnePlus 6 : More details Apart from top-of-the-line specifications, OnePlus 6 is going to be a big upgrade in terms of design as well. (more...)
Shares in Adobe Systems (ADBE) Acquired by Miracle Mile Advisors LLC
- May 04, 2018

The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 55.16%. Somerville Kurt F decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences (GILD) by 39.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. On Wednesday , January 24 the insider Morris Donna sold $5.81M. The stock of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, March 18. (more...)
Running Mover to Focus- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) Running Mover to Focus- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)
- May 04, 2018

River & Mercantile Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Take for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.42B market cap company. The stock decreased 4.61% or $4.835 during the last trading session, reaching $100.045. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Take-Two Interactive from $148.00 to $140.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 19th. (more...)
Vampyr Gets New Trailer a Month Away From Launch Vampyr Gets New Trailer a Month Away From Launch
- May 04, 2018

Vampyr is anticipated RPG, with its debut coming this summer in June. The video shows Dr.Jonathan Reid, the main protagonist who recently turned into a vampire. Close combat abilities allow Reid to close gaps quickly, pouncing from afar before slashing with deadly claws, while others such as Bloodspear allow him to deal damage from a distance. (more...)
#Oops! Twitter Bug Accidentally Stored User Passwords #Oops! Twitter Bug Accidentally Stored User Passwords
- May 04, 2018

Twitter is urging its 330 million users to change their passwords after discovering an internal bug in the system. Due to a bug, the real passwords were visible in plain text on an internal log. Agrawal also suggested using a strong password that isn't used on any other site, and enabling two-factor verification for log ins. For the second quarter in a row, Twitter just reported a profit. (more...)
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Live Stream Today Beyond Good & Evil 2 Live Stream Today
- May 03, 2018

We'll find out more heading into E3. Not much information on Ubisoft's Beyond Good and Evil 2 has surfaced as of recent. The footage follows the character Shani , the getaway driver from the E3 2017 trailer. Fight alongside unforgettable characters in a stunning new solar system, as you struggle for freedom and the right to determine your own fate among the stars. (more...)
God of War becomes PS4's fastest selling exclusive God of War becomes PS4's fastest selling exclusive
- May 03, 2018

That makes it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive game yet. Turns out it was also a huge commercial success with over 3 million copies sold globally during its first 72 hours of release. I think the biggest takeaway from God of War should be that there is a starving market for more linear, focused games . Adding to the feel-good story was Cory Barlog, Creative Director at Sony Santa Monica, who shed tears after seeing the incredible reception that the community gave the game . (more...)
Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI
- May 03, 2018

Facebook researchers, though, have found the sloppy and often ambiguous hashtags on Instagram can improve training data. According to a report by TechCrunch Facebook has been sifting through millions of photos along with their hashtags and is now using that data to train its sophisticated artificial intelligence deep learning models. (more...)
Google To Fund Digital Assistant Startups Google To Fund Digital Assistant Startups
- May 03, 2018

These devices include cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, and ovens, Turner said. Google is also updating commands for the Logitech Harmony hubs, so you can use better voice commands for anything that's integrated with your A/V system. (more...)
Rain, cooler temps help halt progress of fast-moving Arizona wildfire Rain, cooler temps help halt progress of fast-moving Arizona wildfire
- May 03, 2018

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Tinder fire was at "zero-percent containment", but fire officials say that does not men "zero-percent progress". Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency Monday in Coconino County in response to the Tinder Fire. (more...)
Facebook to launch dating service Facebook to launch dating service
- May 03, 2018

In recent weeks it has become clear that people want more information about Facebook , and about the control they can exercise on their data. "People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to make that experience better", the social networking giant said. (more...)
Pre-Booking Orders for Huawei P20 Pro Have Tripled Pre-Booking Orders for Huawei P20 Pro Have Tripled
- May 03, 2018

It is also available with an exchange offer of up to Rs. 6,000 and no cost EMI options are starting at Rs. 5417 per month. That being said, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has focused on the design of these smartphones while the display comes with notch and cameras come with AI capability. (more...)
Google Working On Secret Google Working On Secret "Social-Gaming" Startup Called Arcade
- May 03, 2018

Google is busy with a new social gaming startup called Google Arcade. That said there is no telling what games coming from Google's Arcade outfit will deliver, so there could be plenty of social tie-ins that you wouldn't normally think to find in games which let you play with others. (more...)
Facebook to debut smart speakers overseas ahead of USA release Facebook to debut smart speakers overseas ahead of USA release
- May 03, 2018

CNBC has the news on Facebook's plans. Facebook has already launched wonderful VR feature on its chat app Messenger. As the name suggests, the smart speaker of Facebook is going to be Facebook's smart home gadget which will allow the user to message anyone from home via voice talks. (more...)
Brabham BT62: 700bhp track-only hypercar revealed Brabham BT62: 700bhp track-only hypercar revealed
- May 03, 2018

Power is delivered through a six-speed Holinger sequential gearbox, with steering wheel-mounted paddles. All combined, Brabham claims that the BT62 can produce 1,200 kg of downforce and has a dry weight of 972 kg. The BT62 is the first step in an ambitious plan to bring the Brabham name back to racing. Brabham retired after the 1970 season, selling his share of the team to Tauranac, who sold it to Bernie Ecclestone the following year. (more...)