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Agents of Mayhem dev Volition hit with layoffs Agents of Mayhem dev Volition hit with layoffs
- September 27, 2017

The reason behind the layoffs is unknown, but it's possible the culprit is the studio's recent Agents of Mayhem game not hitting internal sales targets set forth by the publisher Deep Silver. Deep Silver purchased Volition back 2013 after the studio's former owner THQ left the video game industry. At Deep Silver, Volition produced two Saints Row titles, Saints Row : Gat Out of Hell and the loose spinoff Agents of Mayhem . (more...)
Apple iPhone X Production Woe Sparked by Juliet and Her Romeo Apple iPhone X Production Woe Sparked by Juliet and Her Romeo
- September 27, 2017

If you have the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, like I do, and you want to upgrade, the X is the move to make. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal , Apple's latest technology is running into serious production issues, which could seriously jeopardize its supply. (more...)
Switch: 'Stardew Valley' Release Date Being Finalized Switch: 'Stardew Valley' Release Date Being Finalized
- September 27, 2017

Nintendo fans have been waiting pretty patiently for the Switch version of Stardew Valley , and now that it's been confirmed to be coming soon, those Chucklefish gamers are more excited than ever. "We generally don't announce release dates until quite close to launch, when we are at least 95% certain that nothing will go terribly terribly wrong". (more...)
Metal Gear Solid V Headlines Free PS Plus Games for October 2017 Metal Gear Solid V Headlines Free PS Plus Games for October 2017
- September 27, 2017

If your subscription lapses, you will no longer have access to them (unless you become a PS Plus member again). October is also delivering Amnesia: Collection . As a reminder, RIGS Mechanized Combat League is still free from now until November 7th. You can read up more at the Official PlayStation Blog. (more...)
Reports of bad iPhone 8 sales have been greatly exaggerated, analyst claims Reports of bad iPhone 8 sales have been greatly exaggerated, analyst claims
- September 27, 2017

Shares of Apple Inc . rose 0.9% in premarket trade Tuesday, putting it on track to snap a four-session losing streak, after Raymond James raised its price target, and increased expectations for gross margin and average selling prices. It remains possible, one way or the other, that Apple has shot itself in the foot by making the iPhone X too good, too desireable, and too cutting edge, with hardware so tantalising as to cause unprecedented demand, while making it hard to churn out the ... (more...)
Skyrim: Special Edition's survival mode now available on Steam Skyrim: Special Edition's survival mode now available on Steam
- September 27, 2017

Some of the new gameplay features that Survival Mode adds are hunger, fatigue and temperature effects. Furthermore, and in order to level up, players will have to sleep in a bed. While no date is listed for the Creation Club to go live, considering Bethesda has listed the store page, it's likely to be fairly soon. But then you realise that it's actually going to be a part of the Creation Club - Bethesda's way of essentially selling "official" mods as downloadable content. (more...)
Samsung could be the next company producing a Windows Mixed Reality headset Samsung could be the next company producing a Windows Mixed Reality headset
- September 27, 2017

A potential image of the device was also leaked which shows the new gear powered by headsets from AKG, similar to the ones offered by Oculus Rift. All that should mean an augmented reality experience right out of the box. These allow the headset to detect movement so the wearer doesn't need to setup sensors in the room to detect headset location. If Samsung does indeed have a mixed reality headset in the works, then it could help make access to VR and AR tech more accessible and drive more ... (more...)
Google Play Store 8.2.56 APK now available for download Google Play Store 8.2.56 APK now available for download
- September 27, 2017

Even though Google launched so many updates in such short time span, it seems that tis last version is very important. And has a similar story like the last update, with no significant changes, everything's done at the mainframe code level, providing you with better stability and prevents from crashing, when you have multiple downloads in the pending queue. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins is getting an educational mode for history nerds Assassin's Creed Origins is getting an educational mode for history nerds
- September 27, 2017

Ubisoft's game developers did such a good job building the world of ancient Egypt for their upcoming game, Assassin's Creed Origins , that the company made a decision to break the historic world out as a separate product. Discovery Mode won't be a part of Assassin's Creed Origins when it's released in October. Discovery Tour is just one way that Assassin's Creed Origins promises to reinvent and enrich the franchise experience. (more...)
LG K7i phone with mosquito repellent tech debuts in India LG K7i phone with mosquito repellent tech debuts in India
- September 27, 2017

The ultra-sonic device ensures that no harmful radiations are emitted and the company also claims that the ultrasonic frequency is per the norms set up by global organizations. The smartphone is otherwise a budget offering, and runs Android Marshmallow. On the other hand, because of the light weight, it can be handled with complete ease. (more...)
Yooka-Laylee's Nintendo Switch Debut Delayed Due to Unity Issues Yooka-Laylee's Nintendo Switch Debut Delayed Due to Unity Issues
- September 27, 2017

With that being said , the company would first have to resolve these problems before they could submit the game to Nintendo and announce a definite timeline for release. Originally, it was planned for release on the Wii U, but it has been decided back in December 2016 the game will instead be coming to the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Apple's new macOS has a security flaw Apple's new macOS has a security flaw
- September 27, 2017

The goal of the Keychain is to hold on to various login credentials and other secretive information and to keep it hidden from prying eyes. "Normally you are not supposed to be able do that programmatically". That's something that Apple and most security professionals would heavily discourage, though it does sometimes happen. Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, posted a video demonstrating the bug on September 25 and reported the issue to Apple earlier this month, according to ... (more...)
Nyko Reveal Super Miniboss Wireless Controller For The SNES Classic Edition Nyko Reveal Super Miniboss Wireless Controller For The SNES Classic Edition
- September 27, 2017

When the NES Mini landed we were offered a glimpse into our childhoods (or for you retro gaming enthusiasts out there, last Tuesday-week), via a collection of brilliant but yet ultimately dated classics. Thankfully, the SNES Nintendo Classic Mini has plenty of other games available to spend time with, nearly all of which are still excellent. Super Mario Kart hasn't aged too well, but Super Metroid , Donkey Kong Country , Street Fighter II Turbo and many others are just fantastic fun. (more...)
Honor Flight for WWII veterans travel to memorial Honor Flight for WWII veterans travel to memorial
- September 27, 2017

Tuesday, the banquet for U.P. Honor Flight mission 13 gave veterans and their guardians a chance to get to know each other in Escanaba . The group of 81 veterans, who served in various wars and times of peace dating back to World War II, visited the nation's capital with Honor Flight Huntington to pay tribute to their fallen companions and meet people who value their service to the country. (more...)
ZOPO launches affordable bezel-less smartphones ZOPO launches affordable bezel-less smartphones
- September 27, 2017

Earlier to these devices, the Micromax Canvas Infinity priced at Rs. 9,999 is the affordable smartphone in the Indian market with 18:9 display. The more prominent change between the two devices is the battery, the Zopo Flash X2 offers a 3380 mAh battery with normal charging capability. (more...)
Leaked AMD roadmap shows Zen 2 processors Leaked AMD roadmap shows Zen 2 processors
- September 27, 2017

Pinnacle Ridge, which is the successor's code name, is supposed to be manufactured using 12nm technology instead of the current 14nm node. Pinnacle Ridge, as it's being called, will presumably run on the existing Summit Ridge architecture, the AM4 socket, and should be familiar overall. (more...)
Bharti Airtel to offer three times faster 4G speed
- September 27, 2017

The Massive MIMO technology will increase existing network capacity by 5 to 7 times using the existing spectrum. Data speeds will now be seamless, offering enhanced user experience even indoors, in crowded places and in high-rises. "India is fast striding towards exponential and unprecedented data growth". According to the company, the solution adopts large-scale antenna arrays that are able to control the width and tilt, both vertical and horizontal, for 3D beamforming. (more...)
Microsoft officials confirm Surface Pro LTE arrival date Microsoft officials confirm Surface Pro LTE arrival date
- September 27, 2017

During the ongoing Microsoft Ignite 2017 event in Orlando, the company has confirmed on the arrival time of Surface Pro with LTE connectivity. If we can repeat ourselves for a second, no previous Surface Pro model has even offered built-in support for LTE. (more...)
Now Available Mozilla Firefox Quantum Beta for Developers Now Available Mozilla Firefox Quantum Beta for Developers
- September 27, 2017

This version, number 57, is called Firefox Quantum . They highlighted that Quantum is about 2X faster than Firefox was a year ago. "This improved utilization of your computer's hardware makes Firefox Quantum dramatically faster", he wrote. (more...)
Photos Of The Cancelled Xbox Watch Have Leaked Photos Of The Cancelled Xbox Watch Have Leaked
- September 27, 2017

First published by SuomiMobiili (via Eurogamer), the images show a possible prototype build while it was in development in 2013. It doesn't look too different from other smartwatches on the market at the time , remembering that this came during a time where thicker bezels where normal in comparison to today's bezel-less designs. (more...)
128GB embedded universal Flash targets next-gen ADAS 128GB embedded universal Flash targets next-gen ADAS
- September 27, 2017

In addition to satisfying the JEDEC UFS 2 .1 standard, a 128GB eUFS maximizes a temperature detection function by enabling a data refreshing function and a temperature detection function required for JEDECUFS 3.0 to be standardized. The advanced data refresh operation allows a choice of refresh methods, and provides information on the refresh unit, frequency and progress for the host device's control. (more...)
FY2017 EPS Estimates for Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Increased by Analyst
- September 27, 2017

RBC Capital Markets maintained Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) on Sunday, July 30 with "Buy" rating. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. Moreover, Fred Alger Incorporated has 0.99% invested in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) for 1.46 million shares. Financial Services accumulated 591 shares. (more...)
Tag: Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 Launch Tag: Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 Launch
- September 27, 2017

The Mi Air Purifier will sell at Rs 8,499 down from Rs 9,999. Before the sale ends, grab your favourite Xiaomi products! Along with this the company is offering coupons priced up to Rs 500 every day from September 27 to 29. Similarly, the Redmi 4A variants with 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB configurations will also be available be available on sale, though without discounts. None of these itmes, however, were available for purchase despite repeated attempts. (more...)
BMW F44 2 Series Gran Coupe reportedly coming to the US BMW F44 2 Series Gran Coupe reportedly coming to the US
- September 27, 2017

A convertible variant of the same is slated to arrive in 2019, reported CTV News . Today the coup is considered to be one of the most daring and intriguing models that the German luxury carmaking company has ever produced. However, unlike the current 2 Series Coupe and Convertible, which is rear-wheel-drive, the 2 Series Gran Coupe will move to BMW's front-drive-based UKL platform, which underpins the entire Mini lineup, the X1, the global-market 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer , ... (more...)
Apple iPhone SE Plus Concept Shows Device With Bezel-Less Design Apple iPhone SE Plus Concept Shows Device With Bezel-Less Design
- September 27, 2017

The support documentation no longer says that a fix is coming; instead, it says you'll experience the issue "until you update to iOS 11.0.1". The iPhone 6, which was released in 2015, nabbed 2% iOS market share during its first weekend, according to Localytics. (more...)
Google marks 19th anniversary with fun birthday doodle! Google marks 19th anniversary with fun birthday doodle!
- September 27, 2017

And just like any excited teen of its age would, the search engine has made a decision to be its own party starter and has designed a doodle on the occassion. As a user points its cursor at Google Search and hit the play button, they will be greeted with a "Surprise Spinner". The first office of the Google was the garage. (more...)
Notable Price Swings: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO)
- September 27, 2017

Huntington Bancorporation has 648 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:COF). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 0.19% invested in Capital One Financial Corp. Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 29 investors sold TTWO shares while 114 reduced holdings. (more...)
Fergie addresses comaprisons between her visual album 'Double Dutchess' to Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Fergie addresses comaprisons between her visual album 'Double Dutchess' to Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
- September 27, 2017

In the album opener, "Hungry", which features Rick Ross, Fergie proclaims her longing to prove she can be a musical star on her own. "Devil faces. Creatures that would appear to me and say, 'Fly, fly fly, '" the star recounted. "That walk out there-all of that demon that was there, it all of a sudden just lifted", she says. "I realized I finally needed to honor myself", she recalled. (more...)
Lagos Governor, Speaker mourn Chief Imam Lagos Governor, Speaker mourn Chief Imam
- September 27, 2017

According to Punch Metro, Akinola died on Sunday in Lagos at the age of 79. But as Muslims, we must take every occurrence as the will of Allah. AbdulLateef noted that the demise of His Eminence, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim, was not only a loss to the Muslim community but to Lagos State at large. (more...)
Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition Arrives for All Platforms Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition Arrives for All Platforms
- September 27, 2017

It's a pretty huge package, that's for sure. Meanwhile, the Pip-Boy edition costs $99.99 and arrives with a copy of the Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition , and more importantly, a signature Pip-boy straight out of the game, with an opening for sliding in a smartphone to act as the screen. (more...)