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Destiny 2's Armour Shaders Are Single Use Items Destiny 2's Armour Shaders Are Single Use Items
- September 14, 2017

Now, Destiny 2 is out. The monthly schedule includes dates for the start of the Leviathan Raid (which we know will open up on Wednesday, September 13th), the regional Flashpoints (high-level Public Event quests - these are already available to advanced players), Guided Games availability for the raid (September 26th), and something called Faction Rally (September 26th). (more...)
Putin echoes China in spurning United States on N.Korea sanctions Putin echoes China in spurning United States on N.Korea sanctions
- September 11, 2017

The latest underground nuclear test, North Korea's sixth and the fourth since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2012, was ten times more powerful than the U.S. Speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday, former South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-kwan acknowledged that North Korea's more powerful bombs and further-reaching missiles are sparking debate about his country's long-term security strategy. (more...)
Four more THAAD launchers ready for deployment in South Korea Four more THAAD launchers ready for deployment in South Korea
- September 07, 2017

President Moon ordered officials to consult with the USA on the temporary deployment of the four additional THAAD launchers, following the North's launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile on July 28th. Speaking after the talks with the visiting South Korean president, Putin in televised remarks urged North Korea's neighbors to support the Russian-Chinese roadmap. (more...)
Halo: 343 Industries Working with VR / AR for Future Titles Halo: 343 Industries Working with VR / AR for Future Titles
- August 31, 2017

For instance, the headsets start at $299. Microsoft motion controllers give off a bit of a disco ball vibe as they're tracked by a number of shining embedded LEDs that convey the controllers' exact positioning to the headset . Notably during a 30-minute play session with the headset on a Mixed Reality Ultra-specced PC (with a 1080 GPU no less), it was hard to notice any obvious issues with the headset's lower-quality LCD displays. (more...)
Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all
- August 24, 2017

Samsung said the AI, which supports native Android apps and a growing list of third-party apps, will learn to recognize users' preferences and speech habits to continue improving over time. The move is meant to expand the capabilities of Bixby that are still relatively limited compared to its alternatives, with Samsung recently pledging to improve the service in a significant manner in the near future. (more...)
McGregor aiming to 'put away' Mayweather in 10 seconds McGregor aiming to 'put away' Mayweather in 10 seconds
- August 18, 2017

The bout and the undercard will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Vue Cinema in Liffey Valley has announced that they're gonna be hosting the ULTIMATE movie night on the 26th August, showing the Mcgregor Vs. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing
- August 16, 2017

The rumor mill has been claiming that even though the Google Pixel 2 will be assembled by HTC , it will be sold as a Google product. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. (more...)
A Bot Just Defeated One Of The World's Best Video Gamers A Bot Just Defeated One Of The World's Best Video Gamers
- August 13, 2017

The bot kept playing until its skill level reached that of the world's best Dota 2 players, he added. The bot which had been playing with several players in the world both amateurs and professionals, today faced the Dendi (one of the leaders in Dota 2 ) at the main stage of The International (annual Dota 2 tournament). (more...)
Standalone HTC Vive VR Headset Launched In China Standalone HTC Vive VR Headset Launched In China
- July 30, 2017

This new VR Headset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC , which is the company's flagship chipset. In China, the new Vive headset will work on the company's own Viveport content platform that will utilize Qualcomm's Snapdragon VR tracking tech, whereas in the United States, the headset will work on Google's WorldSense positional tracking, which is based off of the Daydream platform. (more...)
Are You Planning To Travel To See The 'Eclipse Across America'? Are You Planning To Travel To See The 'Eclipse Across America'?
- July 29, 2017

However for those under the "path of totality"-a 70-mile-wide diagonal band running from OR through Kansas and Tennessee and ending in South Carolina-there will be a period of about two to three minutes of total darkness, happening between about 10:15 a.m. (more...)
Last captive killer whale born at SeaWorld dies aged just three months Last captive killer whale born at SeaWorld dies aged just three months
- July 26, 2017

She was separated from her mother, Takara, and placed in a tank at the animal hospital. The three-month-old killer whale calf, Kyara , had been receiving treatment for an infection thought to be pneumonia, but she succumbed to the illness on Monday, SeaWorld announced on its website . (more...)
Watch the New 'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con Trailer
- July 24, 2017

Daenerys eyes a new challenge. Warning: This post contains spoilers for seasons one through seven of HBO's Game of Thrones . Note: This post discusses a plot twist that's been revealed by HBO from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode . (more...)
DOOM's New Update Unlocks All Multiplayer DLC DOOM's New Update Unlocks All Multiplayer DLC
- July 20, 2017

What is Doom Update 6 .66? Following the release of today's update , version 6 .66, those who haven't yet picked up the game will soon be able to try it for free. First, we've retired the DOOM season pass and are making all of the multiplayer DLC content available to all players. "Starting at 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 20, on Xbox One , 1pm ET on Thursday, July 20 on PC, and 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 27 on PlayStation 4, you can try DOOM for free". (more...)
IEA: Market Shows Waning Confidence In Oil Rebalancing IEA: Market Shows Waning Confidence In Oil Rebalancing
- July 14, 2017

Any warm up in temperatures at this point will heat up natural gas prices that may see storage come in at the end of the season at the lowest level in five years. By the IEA's estimate, it's not just three members undermining OPEC's efforts. Even as the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that USA oil production had risen, most of that gain was from Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. (more...)
Did you know Huawei made a KFC phone? Did you know Huawei made a KFC phone?
- July 13, 2017

The chicken-lover's dream piece of tech is a collaboration with Chinese manufacturer Huawei , with both the chicken chain's logo and Huawei's logo adorning the bright red casing of the limited edition Huawei 7 Plus. We do not yet know whether the new phone is, in fact, a previous model launched by Huawei, or whether the hardware will be made especially for this anniversary edition. (more...)
Stream the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby Online Free Stream the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby Online Free
- July 11, 2017

This year's contest is at Marlins Park in Miami . Defending champion and hometown star Giancarlo Stanton , the No. 1 seed, is the only player with prior Derby experience, but the rest of the field features some capable fresh faces. Moose, as he's affectionately called in Kansas City, has grown into a pull happy hitter over the last year with 24 of his 25 home runs flying over the right field fence this year. (more...)
Elon Musk reveals the first photo of Tesla Model 3 Elon Musk reveals the first photo of Tesla Model 3
- July 11, 2017

The lower price point could help broaden the brand's appeal. In May, only five privately-owned electric vehicles were registered. Tesla, Inc . (NASDAQ: TSLA ) Auto Manufacturers - Major shows a Dividend Yield of *TBA with a Payout Ratio of *TBA. (more...)
Celtics trading Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris Celtics trading Avery Bradley to Pistons for Marcus Morris
- July 08, 2017

Bradley, the 19th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Texas, has been a defensive stalwart for the Celtics , but his offensive game improved over the past few seasons. To sort it out, here are NBA Trade Grades for each side. Morris, 27, posted 14 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2 assists per game past year for the Pistons. (more...)
Andy Murray aims to be fighting fit for Wimbledon defence
- July 02, 2017

Konta lost to Hsieh in the French Open first round last month but Bubik and Murray have never met before. The world No1 continues to be frustrated by that lack of matches he has had on grass following his straightest loss to the Australian "lucky loser" Jordan Thompson at Queen's last week. (more...)
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
- June 28, 2017

The Russian social networking website VK, which is more popular than Facebook in parts of eastern Europe, has 95 million monthly active users. As Facebook evolved over the past decade and more, it became less about static webpages and more about being a source of news. (more...)
Google will finally stop reading your Gmail to sell ads Google will finally stop reading your Gmail to sell ads
- June 28, 2017

In a blog, Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene said: "G Suite's Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalisation, and Google has made a decision to follow suit later this year in our free consumer Gmail service". Notably, Google will still scan your mail for other services (think Google Trips for flight and accommodation information) with your permission. You can then just toggle off, and now the targeted ads will finally stop for your Google account. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design
- June 27, 2017

The smartphone is expected to come with stereo speakers at the expense of the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the larger of the two, the Google Pixel XL 2 would feature a slightly larger display, coming in at 6 inches . This means that we won't have edge-to-edge display this year in the Pixel line-up. Stay tuned with us for more updates on the gen-next Google Pixel smartphones. (more...)
Gulf states to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday
- June 25, 2017

Check the Ramazan 2017 Date and start celebrating the day with most precious prayers. Eid marks the start of Shawwal , which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. "It's been a nice month of worshipping, a month of giving, and now it will be a wonderful celebration", Parramatta Islamic Cultural Association president Neil El-Kadomi said on Friday. (more...)
Sensex tumbles 153 points; Nifty cracks below 9600-mark on profit-booking Sensex tumbles 153 points; Nifty cracks below 9600-mark on profit-booking
- June 24, 2017

The Sensex was down by 13.89 points or 0.04 per cent at the Wednesday's closing. The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 55.05 points, or 0.57 per cent, to close at 9,574.95 points. Fortis Healthcare shares slumped almost 13 percent after Malaysian hospital chain IHH Healthcare Berhad said it was nowhere close to concluding a deal to buy a majority controlling stake in the company. (more...)
What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill
- June 22, 2017

Amazon and Whole Foods have the combined power to engage in low cost pricing - something mom and pop shops certainly can't do. Stevens shared a sentiment expressed by other aficionados: excitement about the convenience of getting groceries from the store delivered to her mixed with concern about changes to a company that helped pioneer the organic-food market in the U.S. (more...)
Warnings and Watches Issued With Storm on the Horizon
- June 20, 2017

Satellite data and surface observations indicated that a broad low-pressure area had formed over the Gulf of Honduras, and the associated precipitation activity was showing signs of organization. "But it's remarkable to have two potential tropical cyclones at the same time during mid-June", the website added. This storm may briefly become a Tropical Storm before weakening in the Caribbean as it quickly pushes westward. (more...)
Saudi Arabia become puppet of USA in region: Iran's Safavi
- June 19, 2017

Ankara is at the forefront of efforts to defuse a diplomatic crisis that led Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain , as well as Egypt and other countries, to sever ties with Qatar, which is a strong ally of Ankara. Jubeir did not detail what demands could be made. The statement was prompted following an online report that appeared on fox-news24.com, claiming that Saudi Arabia had cut off ties with Malta over its friendship with Qatar. (more...)
Warriors look to finish off sweep of Cavaliers
- June 11, 2017

As this best-of-seven series moves to Game 4, scheduled for tomorrow night in Cleveland , the only question left seems to be whether the Warriors can become the first team in N.B.A. LeBron James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin and every Golden State shot while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R. (more...)
Visceral's Star Wars Won't Be Showcased at E3 2017 Visceral's Star Wars Won't Be Showcased at E3 2017
- June 11, 2017

EA may have wrapped up their EA Play show , but they've certainly got the Internet talking. That, obviously, is totally up to you, but for our money the best decision you can make right now is to keep an eye on this unique-looking adventure. (more...)
Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire
- June 09, 2017

Hundreds of homes in Knysna, a town of 77,000 people located on the tourist Garden Route 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of Cape Town, have been destroyed by multiple fires triggered by the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. Knysna municipal spokesperson Fran Kirsten said residents had also been evacuated from Belvedere‚ Brenton-on-Sea and Karatara outside Knysna‚ among other areas. (more...)

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