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Border row won't affect economic, cultural ties: Chinese Border row won't affect economic, cultural ties: Chinese
- July 12, 2017

China has been aggressively blaming India for the current situation, asserting that it was not ready for any "compromise" and that the "ball is in India's court". "When the Indian government attaches great importance to its relationship with China, it keeps a tight grip on anti-China political activities on its soil". (more...)
Valve's banhammer hits 40000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale Valve's banhammer hits 40000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale
- July 12, 2017

By setting a record number of bans in a single day, Valve appears to be making a statement that it is ramping up the fight against cheaters on the Steam platform. The same month, Valve had also come under fire from the Counter-Strike community for not being able to counter Spinbot-hacking technique - which allows a player to be practically invulnerable to attacks from others in the game. (more...)
N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage' N leadership rejects JIT report as 'garbage'
- July 11, 2017

The top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) made it clear that the ruling party would not accept the findings of the JIT if the statements of a former Qatari prime minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani were not made part of the report. (more...)
Microsoft confirms major job cuts Microsoft confirms major job cuts
- July 08, 2017

The company announced yesterday that it would be going through a major reorganisation that will include a series of layoffs , mainly affecting sales employees. However, Microsoft insisted that it would repurpose employees as much as possible into new roles. That subscription element of Microsoft's strategy has been particularly played up since Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer as the company's CEO in 2014. (more...)
Instagram Stories updated with photo and video replies Instagram Stories updated with photo and video replies
- July 08, 2017

Instagram Stories are a way for your friends and family to post a day's worth of pictures and videos in a slideshow format so that they can share a complete day with you through the app. The reply will disappear after 24 hours. In order to reply with a photo, video , or Boomerang , tap the new camera icon in the bottom left-hand corner while an Instagram story plays. (more...)
Where to find the most deals on Amazon Prime Day Where to find the most deals on Amazon Prime Day
- July 08, 2017

Whether you want to stock up on tech toys or back-to-school supplies, this sale is one you seriously don't want to miss. You can visit this page to become a prime member . The online giant has added exclusive deals related to its Prime Now service to its Prime Day shopping extravaganza - a move that will get qualifying purchases to members within two hours. (more...)
Venus Williams responds about fatal crash: 'I am devastated and heartbroken' Venus Williams responds about fatal crash: 'I am devastated and heartbroken'
- July 02, 2017

The police reports show that witnesses saw Williams run a red light and crash into the auto Barson's wife, Linda , was driving. "This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one", he said. (more...)
Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft
- June 28, 2017

Spencer gave two reasons for the smaller library of compatible original Xbox games on the Xbox One . Xbox One X has been unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017, shedding its previous name as Project Scorpio. This is true as the Xbox One X does feature a customized AMD graphics capable of 6 teraflops of performance alongside 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. During its E3 livestream Xbox spokesman Larry Hryb sat down with Leo Del Castillo, General Manager of Xbox Hardware, to build an ... (more...)
Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation
- June 28, 2017

Nintendo has officially announced the release of the SNES Classic . Despite the NES Classic's success, Nintendo discontinued the product in April this year, just one month following the release of its latest hardware, the Switch . (more...)
Mobile Launches Blazing Fast LTE-U Across Six US Cities Mobile Launches Blazing Fast LTE-U Across Six US Cities
- June 28, 2017

LAA will allow T-Mobile to deliver even more bandwidth and faster speeds to customers in the future. In addition to the LTE-U rollout, T-Mobile also announced that it has successfully tested License Assisted Access - a next generation version of LTE-U that also utilizes the 5 GHz band - in field tests for download speeds of up to 741 Mbps, although that technology is still far away from commercial deployments. (more...)
Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program
- June 27, 2017

Waymo will continue to own its vehicles and simply pay Avis for its services. The companies would not share financial terms. Avis and Budget aren't renting Waymo's autonomous minivans out to regular customers. Avis will retrofit certain facilities in Phoenix with tents to shelter the cars from the elements, but the rental company will not purchase any new land. (more...)
Kia Motors tops the list for most quality cars on the market Kia Motors tops the list for most quality cars on the market
- June 24, 2017

More than 200 problem symptoms in eight vehicle categories were examined (listed in order of frequency of reported problems): engine and transmission; driving experience; HVAC; vehicle exterior; features, controls and displays; vehicle interior; audio, entertainment and navigation; and seats. (more...)
Budget smartphone ZTE Nubia M2 Play officially presented Budget smartphone ZTE Nubia M2 Play officially presented
- June 22, 2017

This dual SIM smartphone has a built-in Global Positioning System receiver, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP and there's a micro-USB port and a 3.5mm audio plug as well. If we analyse that tagline, the Nubia M2 Play is 7.9mm thick, which is not exactly a very thin phone. There is no information available on the performance of the device but the device sports a stronger build as it features a double diamond edge-cut frame on its metallic body. (more...)
IBM Announces 5nm Chip With 30 Billion Transistors IBM Announces 5nm Chip With 30 Billion Transistors
- June 19, 2017

Nearly two years back, they created a 7nm test node with 20 billion transistors using the same approach. What is Moore's Law? Back in 2015 the company demonstrated the world's first FinFET chip based on a 7nm process , and now the company claims to have a means of producing the industry's first parts based on a 5nm process node. (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey Has Hat-Based Co-op
- June 17, 2017

The second player in control of Cappy also has the ability to briefly look around. Playing as Mario remains roughly the same as it has always been, as he's able to run and jump as usual. "That's was certainly intentional on our part", Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi said during the livestream. Super Mario Odyssey is the talk of the town at E3 2017. (more...)
Minecraft is now available for cross-play on any device
- June 15, 2017

Get the news you can use . This update will only be available on Xbox One and Windows PC and will look best on Xbox One X and high-end PCs. The update will also bring a new graphics pack to view games in 4K, and with better effects like shadows and improved lighting, as well as water effects. (more...)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle looks really fun
- June 14, 2017

No more specifics have been revealed. That's no bad thing, we're just hoping Ubi Singapore is bringing something new to four-year-old mechanics. In many ways, Far Cry 5 was probably Ubisoft's most-hyped title coming into E3 2017 . One of the highlights of the show, Skull and Bones is a pirate themed, online shared world game. Sony it ruined the sleep patterns of the United Kingdom team still further by bursting into life half an hour early while we were still swigging whiskey and ... (more...)
Sony unveils new 'Spider-man' game at E3 expo
- June 14, 2017

Last year saw God of War and the year before that, the nostalgic trio of Shenmue 3, The Last Guardian, and Final Fantasy VII Remake . And with the recent success of Farpoint and Star Trek: Bridge Crew, those pricey helmets aren't collecting quite as much dust as we thought they'd be. (more...)
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
- June 11, 2017

The redesigned Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion, a new technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content. Previously, this setting was only accessible to Apple developers. It is a well-known fact that usage of mobile phones while driving is unsafe. It pursues a strategy of sacrifice so it can advance its products. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 10, 2017

United Kingdom pricing has yet to be announced, and it will come in white and space grey shades. The device, called HomePod , will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home . New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information over images of those places in the future. (more...)
Kia previews possible India-bound Stonic Compact SUV Kia previews possible India-bound Stonic Compact SUV
- June 09, 2017

British magazine Auto Express reports that the Stonic is based on the Kia Rio platform , which also underpins the Hyundai Accent and Veloster. Kia has given a first glimpse of its new Stonic compact SUV . Again, there are lots of straight lines, smooth surfaces and "geometric design forms". Other details about the Stonic have not yet been released but Kia did mention that the Stonic will be their most customizable model to date. (more...)
IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving
- June 09, 2017

As foreseen, some iPhone and iPad will not have an update to iOS 11 . While Apple typically launches new iPhones shortly after its iOS updates, this year's phones are expected to be delayed past the usual release date in September. (more...)
Overwatch Closing Anniversary Event With Double XP Weekend Overwatch Closing Anniversary Event With Double XP Weekend
- June 08, 2017

Even with Blizzard's stance on Overwatch's Dance emotes being tied to the Anniversary Event, it's giving players an opportunity to earn more cosmetics over the weekend. This means that you'll need less XP for leveling up which should lead to more Loot Boxes. All players who log in June 8 to June 12 on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One will receive double experience - and there's a lot of ways to do this. (more...)
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Drew Pomeranz
- June 07, 2017

I don't want to be bothering anybody". I'll take Boston here to steal game one on the road. The Yankees and Red Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday, their first meeting since April when the Red Sox were hovering around.500 and the Yankees sat just out of first place in the AL East. (more...)
Strong factory orders raise hope of economic rebound Strong factory orders raise hope of economic rebound
- June 03, 2017

While the overall May reading doesn't look that strong "the details are very healthy", said analysts at Econoday, with new orders coming in at a very strong rate while production was also strong with gains in import orders and employment, all indicating a "steady and impressive" report. (more...)