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SEGA Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4, Debuts New Trailer SEGA Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4, Debuts New Trailer
- November 21, 2017

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is due out for PlayStation 4 on March 21, 2018 and for Switch in summer 2018 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and Switch in 2018 in the Americas and Europe. The last half of the trailer teases gameplay which looks to be returning to its tactical strategy roots from the first game released in 2008. Three other characters have been shown: heavy weapons technician Riley Miller, Darcsen division officer Raz, and sniper prodigy Kai Schulen. (more...)
Lucasfilm isn't a fan of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 either Lucasfilm isn't a fan of microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 either
- November 21, 2017

Which is what you'd expect the company to say, since the last thing it wants to do is spook the investors. "Gamers aren't overcharged, they're undercharged (and we're gamers)", he adds, "This saga has been a ideal storm for overreaction as it involves EA, Star Wars , Reddit, and certain purist gaming journalists/outlets who dislike MTX". (more...)
Amazon Echo Devices Discounted In Black Friday Deals Amazon Echo Devices Discounted In Black Friday Deals
- November 16, 2017

You can also sign for the Amazon deals newsletter . As noted, Amazon plans to offer literally thousands of deals on Black Friday, so while you can look forward to the sales outlined above, know that many more haven't been revealed yet but are on the way. (more...)
OnePlus backdoor means hackers could take over your phone OnePlus backdoor means hackers could take over your phone
- November 15, 2017

They are able to gain root if they have a password to bypass privilege escalation checks. Some digging into the deep system apps on OnePlus phones has resulted in the exposure of the vulnerability that OnePlus devices possess. On devices with the application present, an attacker could use the easily crackable password to hijack the device and execute malicious code. The company recently admitted to collecting personal information of users without their permission. (more...)
What's In iOS 11.1.1? Autocorrect What's In iOS 11.1.1? Autocorrect "i" Bug, Siri Glitch Fix
- November 10, 2017

First announced in June, Apple is launching direct, person-to-person payments via the Messages app with the Apple Pay Cash beta, TechCrunch reports . You'll now be able to talk about yourself as much as you want in iMessages. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. When you receive money it will automatically be stored on your Apple Pay Cash card . (more...)
Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages Twitter doubling its character count to 280 in almost all languages
- November 08, 2017

The change won't apply to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages because the density of their writing allows users to say more with fewer characters. During the first few days of the test many people Tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after behavior normalized (more on this below). (more...)
The New Apple Pay Cash: How It Works, How It Stacks Up The New Apple Pay Cash: How It Works, How It Stacks Up
- November 08, 2017

Apple is blaming the most recent IOS update for the glitch. Apple said on its fix page that the problem will be fixed in a future software update, although no timeframe is given on when that may be. Some users have reported that a lower-case "I" character is appearing in the emoji picker, while others are seeing the odd unicode character where a normal "I" is written. (more...)
Amazon Debuts $50 'Basic' Fire TV Stick for International Users
- November 08, 2017

Now, they can watch Prime Video on the big screen with the Amazon Fire TV Stick . Simply plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and start streaming in minutes. For many in Europe, streaming Amazon Prime is spotty unless the user has a Chromecast , set-top box, or TV that supports it. Amazon hopes that making it easier to stream content will motivate more folks to subscribe to Prime or Prime Video. (more...)
Broadcom plans Qualcomm bid according to sources
- November 07, 2017

Broadcom is in the process of closing its $5.5bn acquisition of Brocade , while Qualcomm is struggling through regulatory scrutiny to complete its $38bn deal for Dutch semiconductor vendor NXP. Qualcomm's recent forward PE of 15.4 was well below its 25.9 average. A combination with Broadcom would not change that. Qualcomm faces a multinational legal battle with Apple Inc ( AAPL .O) over Qualcomm's licensing terms to Apple and Apple is considering dropping Qualcomm chips from ... (more...)
Broadcom may offer more than $100 billion for Qualcomm Broadcom may offer more than $100 billion for Qualcomm
- November 04, 2017

Broadcom Ltd .is exploring a bid for San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc . according to news reports . Share value in Qualcomm is up almost 14 percent on the news. Broadcom recently announced it would move its corporate headquarters from Singapore back to the U.S., in a move championed by President Donald Trump. (more...)
Even Apple Can't Believe Apple's Q4 Results Even Apple Can't Believe Apple's Q4 Results
- November 03, 2017

Rosenblatt Securities also has reason to believe that Apple processed more than six-and-a-half million pre-orders, including some registrations without payment, for the iPhone X in China over the first three days. IPhones usually account for about two-thirds of Apple revenue and the devices are a hub for a growing suite of other products and services from the company. (more...)
Nintendo is Selling 463 Copies of Super Mario Odyssey Every Minute Nintendo is Selling 463 Copies of Super Mario Odyssey Every Minute
- November 01, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey launched last Thursday, October 26, 2017, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. And though Fire Emblem Heroes is reportedly on-track for meeting the company's profit goals, Super Mario Run has apparently fallen short. For now, Super Mario Odyssey offers a ton of enjoyable gameplay, and hours' worth of secrets to hunt down. Achieving that target - which is looking more and more likely as the year goes on - would put the Nintendo Switch's first year of console sales ahead ... (more...)
Apple iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are here: What's new? Apple iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are here: What's new?
- November 01, 2017

You can only install it on certain iOS devices, like the iPhone 5S and later, the iPad Mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch. The update also brings a dedicated Radio app, which includes access to Beats 1. You'll find a Wi-Fi toggle in the Control Center with this update, and Apple has enabled GymKit. (more...)
Apple iPhone Sales in China Soar After 18 Months of Decline
- October 31, 2017

Smartphone sales in China may be down 5% year-on-year, but four of the five top-selling brands saw growth in Q3, reports Canalys. However, Apple's China sales across all products, including the iPhone, have dropped precipitously over the last couple of years. (more...)
Facebook launches Workplace Chat app for desktop Facebook launches Workplace Chat app for desktop
- October 29, 2017

Building on the launch of the Workplace name and logo previous year, we're giving all our apps, across all platforms, a new, fresh, and consistent look and feel. Also, Workplace by Facebook now offers an improved way to read things on the platform, thanks to a slew of fresh updates including the bigger Like, Comment, and Share buttons, which means that it is now easier for you to tap on these buttons. (more...)
India plays New Zealand despite curator's violation of ICC regulations India plays New Zealand despite curator's violation of ICC regulations
- October 28, 2017

In a sting operation done by a leading news production house, Salgaonkar was caught on camera revealing that the pitch will be made according to their ('bookies') demands. Salgaoncar represented Maharashtra as a fast bowler from 1971-82. We have asked for a detailed report and will act upon it accordingly. "I told you this will be a 340-run wicket either way", he was quoted as saying. (more...)
Apple Rejects Bloomberg's Claim Of Compromising Over Face ID Accuracy Apple Rejects Bloomberg's Claim Of Compromising Over Face ID Accuracy
- October 27, 2017

Apple listed 55 countries and territories the iPhone X will simultaneously be available for pre-order: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, ... (more...)
Couriers to let themselves in with new Amazon app Couriers to let themselves in with new Amazon app
- October 27, 2017

But imagine if a courier could temporarily be given access to your home, so they could drop off your package and leave. And you can create all sort of scenarios in your head where someone can take advantage of this, probably from all the movies, TV shows and real-life incidents we've seen. (more...)
Android 8.1 Developer Preview is now available for Pixels and Nexuses Android 8.1 Developer Preview is now available for Pixels and Nexuses
- October 26, 2017

The display also has a bad blue tint problem. It features a 5.8ins OLED display that packs 2,436 x 1,125 pixels, says 9to5 Mac , as well as HDR (high dynamic range) lighting effects that bolster contrast ratios for a more lifelike-looking image. (more...)
MCD) — McDonald's Corporation (NYSE MCD) — McDonald's Corporation (NYSE
- October 25, 2017

Instinet maintained the shares of MCD in report on Wednesday, January 4 with "Buy" rating. Culbertson A N & Co Inc cut its investment by shedding 15,207 shares a decrease of 5.6% as of 09/30/2017. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright legislation. (more...)
WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature
- October 24, 2017

WhatsApp could soon enable users to make group video and voice calls directly from the app. Users will be allowed to share live location with their contacts and even groups. Download the New WhatsApp APK from below to test this real-time location updates with your friends, and let us know how it worked for you, try to send in a group with your friends together and see how it works in reality. (more...)
Facebook buys positive feedback app TBH Facebook buys positive feedback app TBH
- October 18, 2017

In the past nine weeks, tbh had achieved 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users through its app. TBH , which is only available for Apple devices at the moment, will continue to exist as a stand-alone app. That doesn't mean the app is averse to feedback and ideas-users can submit poll ideas, which are reviewed and decided upon by the app team. The only difference is that they have access to more resources because of Facebook. (more...)
Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk
- October 18, 2017

As scary as this attack sounds, there are several mitigating factors at work here. "The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations". "This issue can be resolved through straightforward software updates, and the Wi-Fi industry, including major platform providers, has already started deploying patches to Wi-Fi users", the Wi-Fi Alliance wrote in a statement about KRACK. (more...)
Ford Motor's (F) "Hold" Rating Reiterated at FIG Partners
- October 14, 2017

FormulaFolio Investments LLC grew its holdings in Ford Motor by 8.9% in the 1st quarter. Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new position in shares of General Motors in the second quarter worth about $259,000. Ford Motor's payout ratio is 63.16%. GM has been the topic of several recent research reports. The Street has a 11/18/2010 target price on the shares for the next 12-18 months. (more...)
Google 'discovers Russia-linked ads' on YouTube and Gmail before USA election Google 'discovers Russia-linked ads' on YouTube and Gmail before USA election
- October 13, 2017

Russia's election meddling is being investigated by multiple congressional panels as well as an independent Justice Department probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Schiff said Sandberg wanted to convey that the company is serious about the issue to members of Congress, some of whom have expressed concerns that the company was reluctant to share information and ensure that foreign governments don't wage information campaigns in US elections. (more...)