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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Now Set For 3:45 PM EST
- February 07, 2018

ET. The reasons behind this launch has many angles but we know one thing for sure, Musk aims to use this launch to show that these rockets can do a lot more than just place communication satellites in the orbit or haul cargo for NASA to the ISS. (more...)
Rumor: Call of Duty 2018 Will Be Black Ops 4 Rumor: Call of Duty 2018 Will Be Black Ops 4
- February 07, 2018

According to multiple sources confirmed by Eurogamer, the next game in the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops 4 . In a series of posts made over the past few days, Sellars also referenced a Nintendo Switch version of Black Ops 4 was in development - a detail we're still working to verify. (more...)
Apple Music Is Slowly Beating Spotify, Faster Paid User Growth Apple Music Is Slowly Beating Spotify, Faster Paid User Growth
- February 06, 2018

The report reveals that the growth rate of Apple Music paid subscribers is much faster than that of Spotify . Apple Music , which has been growing faster than Spotify in the USA, is set to overtake the leading music-streaming service later this year. (more...)
Relax! Using your cellphone at work won't give you cancer Relax! Using your cellphone at work won't give you cancer
- February 06, 2018

There's an ongoing debate about whether cellphones can give you cancer - especially brain cancer, since our phones spend so much time near our faces. The study specifically used 2G and 3G frequencies - not the frequencies used on more advanced 4G or 5G networks. In response to the NTP studies being released Friday, the FDA reaffirmed that stance while stating that it was eager to participate in the peer review process of the reports, which will begin later this March. (more...)
Winter Olympic athletes to receive record number of condoms Winter Olympic athletes to receive record number of condoms
- February 04, 2018

The Games begin next week and run until March 18. But referencing a Friday call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said that ongoing inter-Korean Winter Olympics rapprochement could be considered a "good thing, not a bad thing". (more...)
Essential Phone skips Android Oreo 8.0 due to stability issues Essential Phone skips Android Oreo 8.0 due to stability issues
- February 03, 2018

A new software upgrade - including all the features from Android 8 Oreo - is coming to both the Honor 9 and Honor 8 Pro from today. What does Oreo bring? For a device that runs close to stock Android, one would think it should have received a stable update instead. (more...)
Samsung To Make Its Cryptocurrency Samsung To Make Its Cryptocurrency
- February 02, 2018

The company recently took over Intel as being the world's biggest chipmaker. It has been several years since Samsung posted a record full-year profit. Samsung has provided little information about its new crypto-currency business, although it did make the following statement in its earning release. (more...)
How do you capture a monster in Monster Hunter World? How do you capture a monster in Monster Hunter World?
- February 01, 2018

Now that the game is out, however, we're treated to several more videos of players accidentally luring some of the early game's most hard monsters to their deaths. But how common is it to get back to the Workshop, only for Smithy to inform you you're still missing one or two vital crafting ingredients? Monster Hunter: World has an impressive character creator, letting you make highly detailed, gorgeous hunters. (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions back in a Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions back in a "few months"
- February 01, 2018

The publisher had previously forecast shipments of 10 million copies for the sequel. Considering EA initially stated that the removal was only temporary, it should perhaps come as no surprise that it is now reinstating microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront II . (more...)
Pennsylvania governor to attend Super Bowl on own dime Pennsylvania governor to attend Super Bowl on own dime
- January 31, 2018

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick noted the connection Amendola had with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as one of the things that helped kickstart the receiver's success , per Kevin Dillon of MassLive.com . "He's a great player, great person, great teammate and a big part of what we do". He probably did. Not that it wouldn't have worked out here. This is of course a record for non-kickers as just a year ago Atlanta's Matt Bryant was 41 and Matt Stover was 42 when he kicked for the ... (more...)
Budget 2018: Speaker seeks cooperation of parties for smooth budget session Budget 2018: Speaker seeks cooperation of parties for smooth budget session
- January 31, 2018

This comes at a time when the BJP-led central government has already begun preparing the roadmap for implementing "One Nation, One Election". The Muslim Women's (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 related to triple talaq, the Codes of Wages Bill, 2017, Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2017 are among the important bills that will be tabled for discussion and passage. (more...)
Fitness app Strava exposes the location of military bases Fitness app Strava exposes the location of military bases
- January 30, 2018

It's one thing to try to discern any viable information from a heat map of the U.S. or Europe, and quite a different thing to discover potential bases in war zones. "But I hoped that someone who has the power to address it could fix it in some way". Following the revelations, some militaries are considering a ban on Strava , as reported by The Guardian . (more...)
Microsoft Deploys Windows Update To Help Undo Intel's Troubled Spectre Patch Microsoft Deploys Windows Update To Help Undo Intel's Troubled Spectre Patch
- January 30, 2018

Intel's fix is causing reboots and stability issues, but those seem to be the least of the implementation problems. Microsoft has gone further with this new update by turning off the faulty Spectre patch on PCs that have downloaded it. Microsoft only recommends Windows users make use of Intel's patch once the chipmakers has a fully-tested and stable patch for Spectre. The good news is that the chip maker Intel has managed to identify the problem and they are working on a microcode firmware ... (more...)
Trump administration wants to nationalize 5G, but the FCC is not impressed Trump administration wants to nationalize 5G, but the FCC is not impressed
- January 30, 2018

A presentation was recently made on the topic by a senior National Security Council official to senior administration officials, Axios said. The documents suggest two options for how a centralized nationwide 5G network would be built and paid for. (more...)
Fallout 4 is free to play with Xbox Live Gold this weekend Fallout 4 is free to play with Xbox Live Gold this weekend
- January 28, 2018

It does still seem an overreaction though, given there's nothing stopping them from continuing to sell Xbox One games as normal. For more information on the new titles jump over to the official Microsoft Xbox Wire website by following the link below. (more...)
Fund's Efforts Focused Most On Pakistan: Nobel Laureate Malala Fund's Efforts Focused Most On Pakistan: Nobel Laureate Malala
- January 28, 2018

The 20-year-old global education campaigner spoke eloquently at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, not long before Trump's arrival; the annual conference, which unites the world's business and political elite, also takes place this year in the shadow of the feminist #MeToo campaign that rattled Hollywood and spread across the globe in 2017. (more...)
U.S. stocks open higher after earnings reports U.S. stocks open higher after earnings reports
- January 27, 2018

However, economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast GDP growth of 3%. President Donald Trump's comments on Thursday in favour of a strong dollar, a day after Mnuchin said a weaker greenback would help United States trade balances in the short term, failed to keep dollar bears in check. (more...)
Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool
- January 26, 2018

The company could be working on a new video sharing tool that makes it easier than ever for people to share clips on the app, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar to the situation. Facebook even took it even further by copying Snapchat's Story format and adding it across its own apps. To share video on Twitter, users have to click a button to compose a tweet, select the camera icon and then tap a red video icon in the lower left corner of the screen. (more...)
Google will let you mute those annoying ads that stalk you Google will let you mute those annoying ads that stalk you
- January 26, 2018

First, let's tackle the addition Google is making to Ad Settings . Going forward, " Mute This Ad" will be seen in more places as Google expands it to work across more apps and websites. Once this is done, you can see information about reminder ads and control that advertizers can show you these ads. However, the restriction is only applicable to the Google Ads, and not on other re-marketing services that an advertiser might be using. (more...)
Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP Apple Wants More Ebook Market, Hire's Amazon's Audible VP
- January 26, 2018

Developers can download iOS 11.3 now (its final version will be available in the spring), and many have noticed that iBooks has been renamed, simply, "Books". Clearly Apple doesn't want to miss the chance to capitalize on the e-book and audiobook market, which has become increasingly popular but is also now dominated by Amazon. (more...)
Sky Reports UK Growth in Mobile and Broadband for H1 2018 Sky Reports UK Growth in Mobile and Broadband for H1 2018
- January 26, 2018

He said: "This performance reflects the investment choices we have made in recent years, allowing us to more than offset the pressure on consumer spending across Europe, as more customers continue to choose Sky for more of their services". Mr Darroch said there was good growth at both the top end of the market, with its premium Sky Q box now in 2 million homes in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the bottom end with Now TV . (more...)
Xbox Game Pass Will Offer Xbox Exclusive Titles On Launch Day Xbox Game Pass Will Offer Xbox Exclusive Titles On Launch Day
- January 25, 2018

If you recall the Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-esque service , allowing you to play an assortment of games for a $10 fee. Elsewhere at Microsoft , the company has been trying to migrate Office software users to monthly subscription plans as well, which has the effect of making revenue more predictable and continuous as customers renew plans or set them to re-up automatically. (more...)
Apple launching HomePod in February Apple launching HomePod in February
- January 24, 2018

The 7-inch speaker comes equipped with a top-mounted woofer, seven tweeters, and six microphones capable of hearing you from across the room. At launch, the HomePod won't support multi-room audio, which could be a real bummer for people with dreams of using a HomePod to control music throughout their home. (more...)
Audiobooks now available on Google Play Store Audiobooks now available on Google Play Store
- January 24, 2018

Amazon's Audible service lets you do the same, although the company very heavily pushes people towards its $15 / month subscription service. Google on Tuesday launched audiobook streaming and purchases across Google Assistant devices like Google Home , and Google Play Books on Android , iOS , and web. (more...)
Yamcha's Dragon Ball FighterZ Theme Is Pretty Catchy Yamcha's Dragon Ball FighterZ Theme Is Pretty Catchy
- January 23, 2018

While Xenoverse was all about 3D, battles between the 24 characters in the game's roster take place in 2D arenas, just like the classic arcade fighting games of years gone by. There's also the blocking aspect of Dragon Ball FighterZ , which can be hard to master and time correctly. First off, Jiren from Dragon Ball Super will be joining the game's roster. (more...)