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Chinese Automaker Buys Stake in Malaysia's Proton Chinese Automaker Buys Stake in Malaysia's Proton
- June 25, 2017

The deal was valued at 460.3 million ringgit (108 million US dollars), including a cash injection of 170.3 million ringgit into Proton by Geely , and a sports utility vehicle platform that is worth 290 million ringgit, DRB-Hicom Managing Director Syed Faisal Albar told a press conference following the signing ceremony. (more...)
"Cars 3" cruising to $50M-plus debut
- June 25, 2017

The third part of the " Cars " franchise opened to an estimated 53.5 million United States dollars from 4,256 theaters. Pixar's latest movie, " Cars 3 ", may have won the weekend box office , but that was hardly the most interesting thing that went down at the multiplex the last couple of days. (more...)
Taylor Swift Celebrates Sales Landmarks by Offering Catalog for Streaming Taylor Swift Celebrates Sales Landmarks by Offering Catalog for Streaming
- June 23, 2017

After hitting out at pretty much every single streaming service past year, pop star Taylor Swift has put her whole catalogue of music on Spotify - the same day as arch rival Katy Perry releases her new album Witness . To the delight of her fans, Swift on June 9 reintroduced her entire back catalogue to Spotiy and other streaming services . Well, even though she said what she said, most people think this is retaliation for Perry's latest sort-of diss record "Swish Swish". (more...)
Hate your job? Google can help Hate your job? Google can help
- June 21, 2017

Job listings on the new search service include information from LinkedIn , Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook . In these days when every major tech firm wants to be everything to everyone, Google has designed a new way to draw people into its online realm. The service now pulls in listings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Facebook, and more. (more...)
Facebook deploys artificial intelligence to fight terrorism on its network Facebook deploys artificial intelligence to fight terrorism on its network
- June 16, 2017

Facebook's AI uses image matching and language understanding across multiple platforms and applications to filter and remove terrorist content. "This work is never finished because it is adversarial, and the terrorists are continuously evolving their methods, too", Bickert and Fishman concede. (more...)
Metroid: Samus Returns gets back to platforming roots on 3DS Metroid: Samus Returns gets back to platforming roots on 3DS
- June 14, 2017

Like numerous other announcements during their show, nearly no hard details were shared. Nintendo will share details regarding the functionality at a later time. Additionally, new to Metroid: Samus Returns are enemies that have all new behaviors and attack patterns that fit in line with the new 360 aiming mechanics. (more...)
Samsung dispatches fix for Bluetooth issue in S8, S8 Plus Samsung dispatches fix for Bluetooth issue in S8, S8 Plus
- June 13, 2017

The phones are selling for $724.99 and $824.99, respectively, which is the same price that Samsung is charging. Moreover, the 2K curved AMOLED "infinity display " in simple words is the best smartphone display we have ever seen on a phone. (more...)
E3 2017: Here's all of EA's E3 reveal trailers in one place E3 2017: Here's all of EA's E3 reveal trailers in one place
- June 13, 2017

At long last, after an age shrouded in mystery, we got a closer look at BioWare's new multiplayer-focused IP - Anthem . More information is being revealed at today's Microsoft Conference. Offering a co-op storyline, A Way Out is a tale of two men who embark upon personal missions that require breaking out of prison. Apparently, your character's ability to get into the National Football League will be determined by choices made by the player. (more...)
Apple unveils Indian prices of new iPads and Macs Apple unveils Indian prices of new iPads and Macs
- June 07, 2017

To give its Mac OS powered desktop a premium appeal, Apple has slightly tinkered with the characteristic design of the iMac range. Additionally, the new iMacs, which have 21.5- and 27-inch screens, will get more ports for users to attach accessories. (more...)
Apple unveils watchOS 4 and the future of Apple Watch
- June 06, 2017

Simply put, Apple is riffing on Siri and the Apple Watch just like Amazon and Google talk about Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively. Its apps have been updated, and the device has now been made compatible with the wireless AirPods. (more...)
Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios Teases New Series of Sci-fi Projects Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios Teases New Series of Sci-fi Projects
- June 03, 2017

Director, producer, and screenwriter Neill Blomkamp ( District 9 , Elysium , Chappie ) has a new venture, Oats Studios , that's aiming to release short experimental films on platforms like YouTube and Steam . The Oats Studios shorts will be sold through the gaming streaming site Steam , though the director tweeted that there is scope for Volume 1 to be uploaded free-of-charge to YouTube. (more...)
PS Plus Free Games for June 2017 Revealed PS Plus Free Games for June 2017 Revealed
- June 01, 2017

Sony recently released a new System Software Update for the PlayStation 4 that was meant to bring new icons and more stability, however, it appears to have destabilized some PlayStation consoles. Not a bad slate of free games. Sony hopes to build a better experience of PS Now for PS4 and PC owners by dropping the other platforms. There have been some suggestions that PlayStation Plus could include PlayStation VR games at some stage in the future. (more...)
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper with 4 Radeon Vega GPUs runs Prey at 4K
- June 01, 2017

Lisa Su. Among them there is the ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC , the first gaming laptop on the market to pack an AMD Ryzen processor . Intel's mobile processors tap out at four cores, so it's doubly surprising to see AMD's laptop endeavors kick off with a full-blown 8-core chip. (more...)
441kW Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed 441kW Jaguar XE SV Project 8 revealed
- May 26, 2017

With the release of the new XE SV Project 8 , the performance and the aerodynamics of the vehicle will be taken to a new high level. What we do know is that the auto will be limited to 300 units worldwide with all the new vehicles being hand-assembled at SVO's technical centre in Coventry. (more...)
CNN; MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW; FACEBOOK; FRAMESTORE; Lionsgate Virtual Reality CNN; MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW; FACEBOOK; FRAMESTORE; Lionsgate Virtual Reality
- May 20, 2017

Google worked with processor maker Qualcomm and VR headset pioneer HTC to develop a customised version of the HTC Vive . "The upcoming 2.0 release for all headsets, Daydream Euphrates , has features that make VR more fun and easier to share with others". (more...)
American Nicky Hayden of Moto GP still 'extremely critical' American Nicky Hayden of Moto GP still 'extremely critical'
- May 20, 2017

During the summer of 2011, 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden got to do a parade lap around the Snaefell Mountain Course during the Isle of Man TT. He is 13th in this season's Superbike standings. Hayden's fiancee Jackie and team members had been joined at his bedside by brother Tommy and mother Rose, who flew in from the United States. (more...)
Microsoft warns: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call Microsoft warns: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call
- May 18, 2017

Labour's shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, in a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said concerns were repeatedly flagged about outdated computer systems. Germany's national railway was also affected by the attack, as was FedEx in the U.S. Chinese media reported Sunday that students at several universities were hit, blocking access to their thesis papers and dissertation presentations. (more...)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 release date announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 release date announced
- May 18, 2017

The German posted a picture of him playing PES 2017 on Facebook with the caption: " Pro Evolution Soccer Just saw #PES2018 announced , can I get a bit more pace?" A nice thing to say, but an even better thing to follow through with. With 16 of the world's greatest PES players set to gather ahead of June's UEFA Champions League final to compete for a $200,000 prize, PES 2018 will allow for easy entry to next year's competition, and add related PES LEAGUE modes surrounding myClub, ... (more...)
Injustice 2 Launch Trailer is Here
- May 16, 2017

Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. There's little mention of story, just a few teases here and there, mostly this trailer just brings you what you want to see - DC comics heroes and villains beating the ever-loving hell out of one another. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max spotted, expected to launch in India next month Samsung Galaxy J7 Max spotted, expected to launch in India next month
- May 16, 2017

No, it does not come with any special engravings, it just contains a bunch of Microsoft apps, but at least you will be able to tell your friends you have the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, right? An upcoming Samsung smartphone, Samsung Galaxy J7 Max has appeared in leaks shared by Phonhorn . (more...)
SpaceX launch planned for Monday night SpaceX launch planned for Monday night
- May 16, 2017

SpaceX has gained acclaim for its success at recovering the expensive rockets for re-use in future missions. Monday's flight was the second this year in which a landing was ruled out by the weight and orbital requirements of the satellite payload. (more...)
Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list Social Security Administration releases most popular baby names list
- May 16, 2017

The retirement and disability benefits agency, which released its latest findings on Friday, compiles the lists of most popular baby names every year, in part to draw Americans to its website . Creed and Adonis also spiked in popularity for boys in 2016, perhaps linked to the 2015 movie " Creed ", in which Sylvester Stallone once again played Rocky Balboa, this time training his boxing rival's son, Adonis Johnson Creed . (more...)
Opera's browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram Opera's browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram
- May 13, 2017

This means that users will no longer have to keep separate tabs open and will be able to access these apps from the sidebar in the browser itself. Earlier this year, Opera launched its Neon concept browser , which allowed users to switch between "discovering new content and chatting with friends, or even sharing online discoveries while browsing", as per company. (more...)
Top 3 Smartphones to buy in 2017 Top 3 Smartphones to buy in 2017
- May 13, 2017

Reports said that the news comes straight from a certain telecom carrier official. The latest report from Korea suggests that a brand new smartphone is incoming and it is going to feature the flip design . On the camera front, Galaxy J5 Prime flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video chats. (more...)
Buffett says AHCA is tax cut for the rich
- May 09, 2017

In October, Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf resigned after testifying to Congress on why the lender opened 2 million bank accounts without customers' permission. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman said that India has a terrific future due to the brain power it has. Buffett said a CEO's natural tendency is to first defend his employees, but that should not have been the case if Munoz had seen the video. (more...)
Mario / Rabbids Crossover RPG Reportedly Coming to Switch This Year Mario / Rabbids Crossover RPG Reportedly Coming to Switch This Year
- May 06, 2017

There's also a redesigned battle mode, with eight circuits specifically modelled for close-quarters gameplay instead of the recycled race tracks found in the Wii U version. One curious snafu, however, is the decision to have Smart Steering turned by default. "Rev up those engines because it has the largest roster of characters, karts , and tracks in Mario Kart series history". (more...)
Breath of the Wild: first DLC detailed Breath of the Wild: first DLC detailed
- May 03, 2017

Before we get into that though, a patch was just released on the game. As if that wasn't enough, we'll also be able to find some new gear. New armour: Eight new treasure chests appear in Hyrule that contain new armour to collect, all based on previous The Legend of Zelda games. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him
- April 28, 2017

India on Wednesday filed a petition in a Pakistan court against the death sentence awarded to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. "The mother of Shri Jadhav has requested the intervention of the Federal Government of Pakistan for his release and has expressed the desire to meet him", said the MEA communique. (more...)
Nintendo Shipped 2.74M Switch Units, Forecasts 10M for Next Fiscal Year
- April 28, 2017

That's only five times the amount of Switch machines sold already. Nintendo has sold 2.76 million copies of Breath of the Wild for the Switch-which astute readers will notice is more than one copy per Switch. Nintendo CEO said repeatedly there are "more unannounced titles" that should boost Switch itself's sales. During the previous fiscal year, which ended last month, Nintendo earned Yen24.3 billion from smartphone games, including "Super Mario Run" and " Fire Emblem Heroes ", a game ... (more...)
Uber plans to carry out the first flying auto tests by 2020 Uber plans to carry out the first flying auto tests by 2020
- April 27, 2017

An Uber spokesman said that over time it was highly likely that the vehicles would become autonomous, although the company expects initial operations will require pilots. Uber has been reeling from executive departures and accusations of sexual harassment at its workplace. Uber has an agreement with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, including a joint study into pricing, routes, and people movement. (more...)
Target's Mario Kart Makeover Is Facing Backlash for the Weirdest Reason
- April 27, 2017

The new Coin Runners mode, for example, has competitors racing around the open course to collect the most coins. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you can play as an Inkling boy or an Inkling girl. Smart Steering as well as auto acceleration changes this. Nintendo added a unusual limitation to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when playing it in the two-player Wireless Play mode. (more...)
Uber Once Nearly Booted from Apple App Store for iPhone Tracking Uber Once Nearly Booted from Apple App Store for iPhone Tracking
- April 25, 2017

Kuo's assessment adds to the mounting evidence of a delayed - or, at least, severely supply constrained - iPhone 8. Constraints in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) supply chain have also been cited for the delay. Around the back there's a vertically-aligned dual lens camera but, thankfully, there's no sign of the rumoured rear-facing touch ID sensor. IMAGES OF AN ALLEGED iPhone 8 dummy unit have appeared online, complete with an edge-to-edge display and 2.5D glass design. (more...)
Diet drinks 'associated with dementia and stroke' Diet drinks 'associated with dementia and stroke'
- April 22, 2017

The participants were overwhelmingly white, and it is possible that ethnic preferences may influence how often people select sugary or artificially sweetened drinks , Pase said . This is the first time diet sodas have been linked to dementia-although it's not that surprising, says Pase, since stroke is a risk factor. Ralph Sacco, a co-author of the study, released an editorial published alongside the study in the journal Stroke on Thursday, saying that both ASBs and SSBs are " hard ... (more...)
Which to-do app will you use now than Wunderlist is going away? Which to-do app will you use now than Wunderlist is going away?
- April 22, 2017

Unsurprisingly, To-Do integrates with Microsoft's Office suite. To-Do List uses algorithms to offer intelligent user suggestions, based on what the user might be looking for and when. The preview is being groomed as the successor to Microsoft's Wunderlist task management application. Microsoft To-Do is a completely different app from Wunderlist, and it's part of Microsoft's Office 365 suite. (more...)
Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2 Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2
- April 20, 2017

And going from the iPad 4 to the iPad Air 2 should be considered an upgrade. If you happen to have an old iPad model lying around that is still under AppleCare warranty, it could be a great way to upgrade your device. To that end, users might be in for a sweet storage capacity upgrade, in addition to the iPad Air 2's more powerful internals, of course. Apple has given constant support to the tablet for the last five years but now since the production has been stopped the company is ... (more...)
Instagram's offline mode for Android is official Instagram's offline mode for Android is official
- April 20, 2017

While it doesn't mean you can constantly use the app without an internet connection, you will be able to view any post that have previously loaded when you had a Wi-Fi or data connection, like and comment on them. Though, the company said an iOS version of the same functionalities is also being considered; more will still be added to the Android version, which by the way is the preferred OS in the developing world. (more...)
More Overwatch Content Comes to Heroes of the Storm More Overwatch Content Comes to Heroes of the Storm
- April 19, 2017

The Heroes of the Storm PTR will be updated later today to bring the newest hero and map to the Nexus. Genji officially arrives in Heroes of the Storm on April 25. Both his Dragonblade and X-Strike heroic abilities are really scary. Stores up to three charges. Protects for about 1.25 seconds. Right now, Blizzard haven't announced a public release date for Hanamura or Genji, but stick with Cultured Vultures for more news on the update once it becomes available to us! Any damage ... (more...)
Uber may be forced to add one of Lyft's best features Uber may be forced to add one of Lyft's best features
- April 18, 2017

Uber spokeswoman Alix Anfang said the company will review the proposed rule once it's drafted. Adding a tipping feature to Uber's app would remove one significant difference between Uber and its chief USA competitor, Lyft . Since Uber and Lyft requires payment by a credit card, it would have to create a space on the app that would allow riders to tip every time . Once the TLC decides to initiate rule making, it will draft the rule package, which then must be certified by the NYC Law ... (more...)
First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer thrills fans
- April 17, 2017

The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope , opened in USA theaters in May 1977. The thing you've been dying to see ever since the credits rolled at the end of " Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ". "We'd have these stream-of-consciousness jazz poetry ad-lib sessions and I would just scribble on my script everything she said". Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, who played a smaller role in the last episode, plays a significant part in this trailer. (more...)
Users are protected from alleged NSA malware, says Microsoft
- April 16, 2017

Shook warned that the code could be used in operations similar to last year's theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. Several of the files we've seen appear to be "top secret" in classification, such as JeepfleaMarket, which appears to utilize the Jeepflea program to collect data on servers at least nine worldwide banks. (more...)

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