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Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Microsoft adds games to Xbox 360 collection
- March 04, 2016

The Xbox One feedback site has a place where fans can vote what games they'd want to play on Xbox One, which was launched just after the backwards compatibility program was released. The month of February is coming to an end, and for subscribers of Xbox Live Gold, this means that a new set of free games will be available for download. (more...)
North Korea launches missiles hours after UN's vote on new sanctions
- March 03, 2016

DPRK on Thursday fired short-range projectiles into its eastern waters, South Korea's Defense Ministry said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of a resolution that imposes sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to curb the country's nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
Trolls who impersonate others online could face UK charges
- March 03, 2016

If, for example, a profile is created on Facebook under the name of a victim and includes fake information, this may now become a criminal act, especially if the act results in damage to reputation or humiliation. "The new guidelines make it very clear that when someone has used someone else's identity and then posted (offensive) pictures then we should be prosecuting under the revenge pornography offences, which were new previous year". (more...)
Where to Get a Free Gear VR with Galaxy S7 in UK Where to Get a Free Gear VR with Galaxy S7 in UK
- March 03, 2016

The Android 6.0.1 update is also available for the unlocked version of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, but it is not known yet when the unlocked variants of these two devices will receive it. The official release date is on March 11, 2016 for South Korea and the United States, while the release date in the Philippines will be announced soon. (more...)
Repeating mysterious cosmic radio bursts detected Repeating mysterious cosmic radio bursts detected
- March 03, 2016

It is the first time that astronomers have noticed a FRB that repeats . The latest FRBs were detected previous year by a team working with the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. That point of origin in itself makes the repeating radio bursts unique - the other 16 FRBs we've found all appear to come from within our galaxy - but the differences don't stop there. (more...)
Samsung Introduces World's Largest Capacity (15.36TB) SSD for Enterprise Storage Systems Samsung Introduces World's Largest Capacity (15.36TB) SSD for Enterprise Storage Systems
- March 03, 2016

Jung-bae Lee, SVP of the Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team, Samsung Electronics, said that the PM1633a ultra-high capacity SAS SSD was created to satisfy the demand from enterprise storage system makers. Samsung's managed to follow through on its promise this time round, making the 15.36TB drive the flagship of its new enterprise PM1633a SSDs. The headlining 15.36TB density model out now will be accompanied by 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960-gigabyte (GB) and 480GB models ... (more...)
The Original 'Damn, Daniel' Video Has Been Deleted From The Internet The Original 'Damn, Daniel' Video Has Been Deleted From The Internet
- March 03, 2016

If I never hear the words " Damn, Daniel " again in my life I think I'll be inordinately happy on my deathbed for it, and at least for slightly denting the number of " Damn, Daniel ’s in the world, I am thankful to this troll". (more...)
Oil prices fall on huge US stock build-up Oil prices fall on huge US stock build-up
- March 03, 2016

This phenomenon is occurring despite the fact that the prospect for oil prices should remain depressed during the next month or so as refineries in the USA switch over to summer gasoline blends (which dampens crude demand during this planned downtime period), and oil and product storage becomes tighter, globally. (more...)
HTC One M10 Name Finally Confirmed, Here is Camera Sample HTC One M10 Name Finally Confirmed, Here is Camera Sample
- March 03, 2016

Not all fully appreciated in the face of rising competition and wider exposure by other brands like Samsung, this is a brief history of some of HTC's most significant Android handsets, from the HTC Magic though to the anticipated HTC One M10. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile Concept Redesigns a Different Part of the OS Windows 10 Mobile Concept Redesigns a Different Part of the OS
- March 03, 2016

So, Microsoft plans to increase Windows 10's install base to nearly one hundred times as much, and they've pulled every trick in the book to get there. These gains have to come from somewhere: Windows 8.1 dropped 1.06 points, Windows 8 slipped 0.14 points, Windows 7 fell 0.50 points, and Vista dipped 0.03 points. (more...)
Tom Clancy's The Division - Launch Trailer Revealed Tom Clancy's The Division - Launch Trailer Revealed
- March 03, 2016

In only days, without food or water, society collapsed into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division , a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Yesterday it released both an official launch trailer and a trailer showcasing Nvidia GameWorks technology in the upcoming highly anticipated game on PC. (more...)
Kindle Fire Tablets Have Faulty Power Adapters Kindle Fire Tablets Have Faulty Power Adapters
- March 02, 2016

The power adapters being recalled can be identified by a sticker on the side that plugs into the wall. Amazon is recalling chargers for its seven inch Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire Kids Edition over fears that users might be electrocuted. Customer safety is our top priority, and we are proactively offering to replace these power adapters with a new adapter, free of charge. They also advised parents to stop their children using the adapter that came with the tablet. (more...)
Carcassonne now Xbox One backwards compatible Carcassonne now Xbox One backwards compatible
- March 02, 2016

Since Xbox One is now backwards compatible, these titles can be enjoyed on the Xbox One as well. When users earn an Achievement in the Xbox One game it immediately shows up on their Activity Feed. Microsoft hasn't said when each of these features will make their way to Xbox One exactly, just that they're set for inclusion in Xbox One updates during the Spring and early Summer. (more...)
Microsoft Not Planning On VR Support For Xbox One Microsoft Not Planning On VR Support For Xbox One
- March 02, 2016

Microsoft Vice President and head of Xbox Phil Spencer said he believes the game consoles of the future will move away from the traditional console cycle towards an upgradable PC-style track. Xbox's Major Nelson explained the new Party Chat functionality, specifically mentioning players will have to "opt-in" to have their chat broadcasted publicly. (more...)
Xbox One March 2016 update will be available to Preview members tomorrow Xbox One March 2016 update will be available to Preview members tomorrow
- March 02, 2016

For about a decade, these machines allow software innovation while restricting hardware innovation "while other platforms get better, faster, stronger". "We want to work hand in hand with our partners to make sure we have the best platform we can have", he said. With this update, Xbox One Preview members can adjust the recording length to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes or 5 minutes. (more...)
Android N to have a major UI overhaul Android N to have a major UI overhaul
- March 01, 2016

Will custom launchers also jump on the No-App-Drawer bandwagon? As TrustedReviews points out, in Google's promotional video for Google Maps , we are greeted with a new Android home screen but something is curiously missing- the app drawer button. (more...)
Netflix now blocks almost all major proxy and VPN providers Netflix now blocks almost all major proxy and VPN providers
- March 01, 2016

Netflix had suffered enough of this service violation because no matter what technology the company brought, users would still find a way to circumvent it. On the Reddit post, some users explained why they use VPNs for Netflix, including the original poster, eduazy. Netflix is yet to comment on the latest claims of a crackdown on VPN users. (more...)
Lacey Chabert and husband Dave Nehdar having their first child Lacey Chabert and husband Dave Nehdar having their first child
- March 01, 2016

This story is developing ... She wore a tight-fitting black dress as she talked about the reality show with Bachelor host Chris Harrison, the current Bachelor Ben Higgins, and comedienne Michelle Collins. Congratulations to the couple on the baby news! Better get used to it Kitty, there will soon be a new tiny little Mean Girl in your house! Hint: Her father invented Toaster Strudel (Here's how to make your own strudel, btw). (more...)
Louisiana Governor Declares State of Emergency Following Severe Weather
- March 01, 2016

Prior to this year, just 15 tornadoes were recorded since 1950 in the state during the month of February , said meteorologist Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Laboratory. In the town of Convent, cars and mobile homes at a recreational vehicle park were torn and tossed, laying on top of one another. A trailer was blown away and a fatality confirmed in Lamar County on Tuesday after severe weather came through South Mississippi , Feb. (more...)
Fire Emblem Fates: Class Progression Infographic Fire Emblem Fates: Class Progression Infographic
- March 01, 2016

In Birthright you'll represent the Hoshido clan while in Conquest you'll be siding with Nohr. You might argue that such a unique setup is “unfair” when comparing the title’s progress to previous entries, but we doubt Nintendo is concerned one way or the other when Fates is selling five times as many copies as the most recent entry in the series, Fire Emblem Awakening. (more...)
Nintendo announces Select games for Wii U and 3DS for $19.99
- February 29, 2016

NeoGAF user Trevelyan9999 posted a bunch of Nintendo information, including marketing budgets for upcoming games. A recent leak of lots of Nintendo information just got something going for it: the leak nailed the new Pokemon game, which gives it some credibility when to comes to the other information. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Xiaomi Mi5 vs LG G5: Winner Is… Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Xiaomi Mi5 vs LG G5: Winner Is…
- February 29, 2016

Release Date- As mentioned in a report by PC Advisor , the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be available in pre-order purchases starting from February 21 at 7pm UK time. The phones also boast some of the most powerful hardware for mobile handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was a surprise device when it arrived along with the regular Galaxy S6 in April of 2015. (more...)
Microsoft reveals HoloLens hardware specs Microsoft reveals HoloLens hardware specs
- February 29, 2016

What's cool here, is that Skype users on HoloLens can share their experiences in the "holographic world" with those who are simply sitting in front of a standard screen. (more...)
Microsoft stops working on 'Windows Bridge for Android' Microsoft stops working on 'Windows Bridge for Android'
- February 29, 2016

The company has shifted its focus away from Windows 10 Mobile specifically to giving developers the freedom to make apps across any platform from the get-go. (more...)
Exciting Galaxy S7 Edge Cases Exciting Galaxy S7 Edge Cases
- February 29, 2016

Also see: Best new phones, tablets, laptops & more at MWC 2016. With Samsung's recent unveiling of their flagship smartphones-the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge-at the recent Mobile World Congress , most of the techies are now setting their eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. (more...)