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The five biggest announcements at Microsoft Build 2018

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Microsoft's new Your Phone app - available initially to Windows Insiders to test starting this week - will be a key part of Microsoft's initiative to blur the line between desktop and mobile. Microsoft plans to share more details on 365 during tomorrow's Build festivities. It's Microsoft's attempt to integrate high-tech hand tracking and spatial mapping technologies with Azure's machine learning, cognitive services, and IoT Edge. Read More »

Billion Hours Have Been Played On Xbox One's Backwards Compatability Feature

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Xbox head Phil Spencer also recently teased that we'll see JRPGs on the Microsoft's E3 stage . Therefore, players who have Xbox LIVE Gold membership will be able to play XCOM 2 from this May 3 and until Monday, May 6. In an answer to The Verge , Microsoft reiterates that they will continue with their policy of non-disclosure on Xbox One sales data, at least until the end of the generation. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Opens First Movie Theater with 'Black Panther' Screening

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Saudi Arabia opened its first cinema since the 1980s with a showing of " Black Panther " Wednesday as part of a series of reforms in favor of moderate Islam. He said plans were afoot for three more screens in the coming months. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster " Black Panther " premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Read More »

God of War Photo Mode Preview Shows Extensive Features

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Interestingly, the game has indeed hugely fantastic reviews as it has achieved a Metascore of 95/100 on Metacritic , beating a behemoth such as The Last of Us Remastered (94/100). Long story short, he does and becomes the God of War in Ares' stead. Once you throw his axe, it can be quickly retrieved by pressing the square button, much like Thor's hammer in the Marvel movies. Read More »

Fortnite Down for Maintenance on All Platforms, Epic Working on Fix

UpdateOver on the game's subreddit , the developers have posted the following statement. Though I for one am delighted Epic has " fixed an issue preventing the player from firing a guided missile while riding a guided missile". It could just be a harmless bit of a joke, poking fun at the stereotype of gamers also being compulsive masturbators, but it could also be backed up by real life data - we just don't know. Read More »

Tell the family "dinner's ready" with Alexa Announcements

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A new Alexa feature called Announcements lets you make one-way voice broadcasts to all the other Echo devices in your household. Just in case Amazon didn't dominate the entry-level smart home enough, it seems it also has its eyes set on making Alexa-controlled lamps your lighting of choice in the home. Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House committee on April 11

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Cambridge subsequently did work for the Donald Trump campaign, leading to speculation that Cambridge had used the Facebook data in a psychographic ad-targeting campaign. Several users were surprised to learn recently that Facebook had been collecting such data. Zuckerberg will appear before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m., "regarding the company's use and protection of user data", according to an announcement from the Committee. Read More »

March Madness Recap: Michigan vs. Loyola-Chicago Betting Odds

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Loyola and MI play Saturday night in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Loyola tied the game at 15 with 6:47 left to play in the first half and proceed to start a run that would take them to a 29-22 halftime lead. 1 seeds. Jaaron Simmons, Simpson's backup, made a 3 and Duncan Robinson hit another a few minutes later and the deficit was down to 45-42 with 10 minutes left. Read More »

Dropbox surges 44% in trading debut

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Still, the selloff played a role, people familiar with the deal said. The IPO was initially expected to price at $16 to $18, but that range was increased to $18 to $20 earlier this week due to strong investor demand for Dropbox shares. Read More »

Apple Said To Begin Trial Production Of 2018 iPhones Soon

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Ultimately, Apple will likely outsource production of its new screen technology to minimize the risk of hurting its bottom line with manufacturing snafus. However, the project was suspended in mid-February and seems to have been completely scrapped. Apple already started making its own chips , now it's attempting to make displays. Read More »

Mario placed on Google Maps, but why?

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Once you select the icon, you would be asked whether to use the Mario Time on the app or not, kindly select the Let's Go option when asked. Then Start Navigation (step-by-step driving directions) within Maps after which the traditional blue arrow showing your progress will be replaced by Mario driving his kart. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get Oreo update this month

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Due to technical difficulties, Kuo expects Samsung to drop plans for putting an under-display fingerprint tech inside the Note 9. As of now, Samsung Turkey has revealed planned release dates of Android Oreo to Galaxy Note 8 and some other premium models previously launched. Read More »

Google Lens Now Available For All Android Devices

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Based on user reports at the Android Wear Help forum, Google has disabled the support for Android Pay for Android Wear smartwatches after the Android 8.0 Oreo update for users outside the United Kingdom and the United States. Or, if you photograph something with an address on it, Lens will identify the address and pull up Google Maps directions, saving you from having to type it in. Read More »

Samsung Squeezes 30TB Into a 2.5-Inch SSD

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Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of 30.72TB SSDs. It delivers almost twice the capacity and performance of the previous generation . More accurately, nine controllers from the previous SSD range integrated into a single package. This is notably the first time when an SSD has included a TSV-applied DRAM. Read More »

The petition to undo latest Snapchat update hits a million signatures

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The only analytics that Snapchat has had was showing daily Story view counts that content creators had to screenshot just before they disappeared every 24 hours. Snapchat said Snap users leaped by 9 million from the 178 million previously recorded, indicating too that swelling numbers contributed to total revenue of $285.7 million. Read More »

The Future of Windows Could Be Passwordless

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After you download the app on your smartphone, you simply need to set up Windows Hello on it. Today, a new leak from Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat shows off what seems to be the invite for Build 2018. Microsoft says that " applications are always allowed to have the ultimate choice of which GPU to use ", and thus you might still be able to / want to adjust preferences within some specific applications. Read More »

Samsung is making chips for cryptocurrency mining

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The company recently took over Intel as being the world's biggest chipmaker. Samsung shares have soared today after the company revealed healthy Q4 and annual profit figures as well as a 50:1 stock split, the latter of which is created to increase investment. Read More »

Waymo Buying 'Thousands' of FCA Minivans for Self-Driving Service

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The cars will be used for Waymo's driverless taxi service; delivery will be in late 2018 and the minivans will be deployed in multiple USA cities. In line with Cars.com's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. Waymo is building the most experienced driver with over 4 million miles driven on public roads across 25 US cities, and billions of miles of simulation testing each year. Read More »

Fitness Map Appears To Reveal Military Base Activity

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The heat map shows more than three trillion individual Global Positioning System data points and one billion activities ever uploaded to Strava . This sensitive information could be used to track the running routes and identify locations where personnel are deployed. "That needs to be communicated much better from higher-ranking officials to the people that are actually doing the runs and taking their afternoon jogs around the base", he said. Read More »

Latest iOS update goes live, is HomePod ready

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The device was announced last May at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) in San Jose with a December target date. Apple originally meant to release the smart speaker system by the end of 2017, but the company delayed production in mid-December, according to The Verge . Read More »

Google Play getting audiobooks soon

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The teardown also reveals that Google will bring several new features and it will help users to distinguish between audiobooks and ebooks. With audiobooks coming soon, the Google Play Store will expand its media offerings, which now include apps, TV show, movies, music, and digital books. Read More »

Announcing the Farewell release date & boxed... - Life is unusual

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This same day, three different boxed sets of the game will become available in the USA (and available on March 9 in PAL regions). The Farewell episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm which allows players to take control of Max Caulfield for a final time in a prequel to Before the Storm . Read More »

Switch tops USA sales, 3DS posts best sales month since December 2014

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Nintendo consoles continue to fly off the shelves. As usual, physical sales of games were provided by the NPD Group, so any data regarding digital downloads or physical and digital life-to-date numbers Nintendo's internal sales figures. On the software front, six of the top 20 individual titles of December were Nintendo titles. Games like Super Mario Odyssey , Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2 were high on the charts as well, taking the third, fourth, ninth, and ... Read More »

Retail Box leaks the specs of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

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The gloves, the clinically white work space, the layout and font; nothing seems too suspect. During the launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphone, Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh had that it was aiming to introduce a foldable smartphone in its Galaxy Note smartphone series by as early as 2018. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey to get free 'Luigi's Balloon World' add-on

Once the free update has been downloaded and players have completed the main story, Balloon World will become available. In Hide It , players have thirty seconds to run, jump and climb as far as they can in order to place their balloon in a mysterious location as hidden as they can. Read More »

Intel's 8th Gen G-series processors pack RX Vega M graphics

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The chipset is integrated with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics with Intel HD graphics 630. The fastest of the lot features an Intel Core i7-8890G with four cores clocked at 4.2GHz each. All the five CPUs will have four cores, eight threads and TDP of 65W and 100W, respectively. Laptops equipped with this chip can be just 1.7cm thick on the inside without the need of special cooling or Nvidia's Max-Q design architecture. Read More »

Acer Unveils New Android App-Ready Chromebook 11 - CES 2018

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The Acer Chromebook 11 will shipping April, the company says , priced from $249. "Acer has made a bevy of pre-CES 2018 announcements today including their latest 11" Chromebook line. Chromebooks are easy to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users. The Chromebooks will be available in black and dark grey color options. Availability wise, Acer has said that the Chromebook will appear in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets in March where the base model will start at €249, ... Read More »

Style arsenal, including AR-15, was stashed in Houston Hyatt Regency room

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Police in North Carolina discovered thousands of doses of heroin, a gun, and human teeth on a man detained during a suspected shoplifting investigation on Christmas Eve. Senties says investigators don't believe the man intended "to use the weapons or to cause any kind of issue". Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted about the incident, saying the situation is contained and there is no specific threat to Houston . Read More »