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YouTube Red, Google Play Music to Merge into New Service YouTube Red, Google Play Music to Merge into New Service
- July 28, 2017

Google Play Music is a fairly traditional music streaming service, but a subscription to that service comes with a free subscription to YouTube Red as well (and vice versa). YouTube music ecosystem is quite intricate and that's why the company has finally chose to uncomplicate things and bring about a simple solution. (more...)
Microsoft unveils 'Windows Bounty Program' with up to $250K rewards Microsoft unveils 'Windows Bounty Program' with up to $250K rewards
- July 28, 2017

PixabayWhat has changed with the Microsoft bug bounty program? This structure is an attempt to attract greater scrutiny before exploits are distributed to regular end-users. The targeted schemes can be more lucrative. The highest payout of the program will be $250,000 for an "original and previously unreported" functioning exploit within Hyper-V that allows for remote code execution and impacts the hypervisor and host kernel. (more...)
China sends conciliatory signals after Doval's first meeting China sends conciliatory signals after Doval's first meeting
- July 28, 2017

Doval, who are in the Chinese capital, the official Xinhua news agency said: "[Mr.] Yang also separately exchanged views with the three senior representatives on bilateral relations, global and regional issues and multilateral affairs, and set forth China's position on bilateral issues and major problems". (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Shares Sold by British Columbia Investment Management Corp
- July 28, 2017

The company has a market cap of $78.82B and its 12 month revenue was nearly $22.57B. The stock shows a Short Ratio of 2.73 with the total number of Shares Short (Previous Month) of 15.98 Million. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership invested in 23,723 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Reliance Trust Of Delaware holds 0.09% in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM). (more...)
McDonald's beats on earnings after slashing prices on soda and coffee McDonald's beats on earnings after slashing prices on soda and coffee
- July 28, 2017

Following its investor day earlier this year, McDonald's introduced the plan , which will bring mobile order and pay to 20,000 restaurants by the end of this year and will focus on accelerating delivery growth. Comparable store sales rose by 6.6 per cent around the world in the second quarter, the fast-food chain said yesterday, pushing its shares to an all-time high. (more...)
Rumor: Motion Capture Being Done For Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumor: Motion Capture Being Done For Grand Theft Auto 6
- July 28, 2017

Each week a new sale and event are live in the online mode of Grand Theft Auto V giving players a chance to save some in-game cash. The Pegassi Torero is also new to GTA Online this week. After all, it's entirely possible that Neff may have worked on another Rockstar project and mistakenly put GTA 6 on his resume . When asked about the expected commercial performance of Red Dead Redemption 2 compared to GTA V , Zelnick explained that while expectations for the sequel are high, ... (more...)
Coleman Gets First Major League Hit for Padres
- July 27, 2017

But it hardly slowed the right-hander. "He was a guy who worked extremely hard both on the field and off the field and he was a great teammate". "I tried to go inside three times tonight. Good stuff all around. Renfroe has 19 home runs this season. His 58 starts this year have been at second base. DeGrom struck out his first four batters before walking Cory Spangenberg and allowing a single to Manuel Margot . (more...)
'Final Fantasy XV' DLC: Square Enix announce multiplayer expansion details 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC: Square Enix announce multiplayer expansion details
- July 27, 2017

The test will run from August 3 to August 8. If that sounds like fun, and if you've got the season pass for Final Fantasy XV along with a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership, you're eligible to join in on the fun next week. We don't know much about what this test will include as of yet but we can confirm that none of the progress you make will carry over to the final build. (more...)
Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus announced with dual-displays Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus announced with dual-displays
- July 27, 2017

The phones were already on the headlines with its live images of secondary display . Meizu hasn't taken the LG approach and put a second screen on top of the display , just like the LG V20 . Furthermore, it has included its latest mCharge 4.0 technology in the Meizu Pro 7 Plus . Both models of Meizu comes with Meizu's mCharge 4.0 fast charging technology, which helps achieve almost 67 percent charge in 30 minutes. (more...)
WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats WhatsApp announces over 1 billion daily active users & other stats
- July 27, 2017

The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally. A whopping 1 billion videos are shared on a daily basis while the number of photos stands at 4.5 billion. However, this will go a step further and allow users to edit specific parts of a message "sent" instead of recalling the entire text. WhatsApp also shared other statistics. (more...)
Google Tests Autoplay Videos in Search Results Google Tests Autoplay Videos in Search Results
- July 27, 2017

Google says that the feature was removed to provide a better experience for mobile users and to make Google consistent across platforms. From now on, when you type your query in the Google search box on a computer, you'll only see the familiar suggestions popping up - the search results page won't load under them anymore. (more...)
You Can Now Use Waze Right From Android Auto in Your Car You Can Now Use Waze Right From Android Auto in Your Car
- July 27, 2017

This is still a big update for those who have or are looking into purchasing (or leasing) a new automobile that has Android Auto. Waze is also a good alternative for those who want to use a navigation app other than Google Maps in their auto. (more...)
Microsoft is planning to kill off 'Paint' after 32 years Microsoft is planning to kill off 'Paint' after 32 years
- July 27, 2017

Microsoft at its Build conference, a few months back, talked about PCs and phones working together, and the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for tablets and PCs brings it to life. If you use Chrome on your PC - which most people do - Chrome now syncs your web history and lets you share between your desktop browser and your phone . (more...)
IPhone 8 launch could be as late as this
- July 27, 2017

It was recently reported that the iPhone 8, as well as the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, are yet to enter the full-swing of mass production next month and until later this year. Apple's iPhone 8 will come with an OLED display and the handset will be powered by a new Apple A11 mobile processor. The latter route might be what it chooses, considering that the iPhone 8 may feature an iris scanner. (more...)
Battlegrounds' New Skins Look Stylish, But They'll Cost You Battlegrounds' New Skins Look Stylish, But They'll Cost You
- July 27, 2017

Hopefully, we'll get to see a bit more European players represent in Cologne, but having North American players try to take their throne might be an interesting dynamic. Items have also been offered outside of the game tied to other promotional opportunities, including exclusive skins made available for Twitch Prime members who linked their Twitch account to their PUBG account. (more...)
Nokia nostalgia: Retro Nokia 3310 and new smartphones arrive in Ireland Nokia nostalgia: Retro Nokia 3310 and new smartphones arrive in Ireland
- July 27, 2017

HMD Global is said to be working on three smartphones and it seems one of the devices has just been spotted on Geekbench . There is little doubt regarding the leaked phone on FCC being a new Nokia 3310 variant. However, stock restrictions meant the phones are only coming to Ireland and the United Kingdom now. This button is expected to act as a fingerprint scanner as well. (more...)
Kaspersky launches free antivirus tool -- Kaspersky Free! Kaspersky launches free antivirus tool -- Kaspersky Free!
- July 26, 2017

The free version offers the basic protection, which includes email, web browsing, automatic updates, and self-defense, among others. The free software campaign is in celebration of the company's 20th anniversary, the company's CEO Yevgeny Kaspersky announced on his blog. (more...)
Toyota developing breakthrough long-range electric auto Toyota developing breakthrough long-range electric auto
- July 26, 2017

Typically these vehicles have a range of between 100 miles and 250 miles, which now doesn't match up to the range fuel powered cars has. The report shows the new battery will debut in Japan in 2022, with a new vehicle model with a new platform, as quoted by Arstechnica, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (more...)
Facebook is reportedly building a smart speaker with a 15-inch touchscreen Facebook is reportedly building a smart speaker with a 15-inch touchscreen
- July 26, 2017

Word internally suggests, that the manufacturer of iPhone, Pegatron, is developing the device for manufacture and is suspected to be ready for Q1 launch in 2018. It will be tough competition if the speaker does ever come out, however, since Amazon is rumored to be releasing a newer iteration of the Echo speaker scheduled to be launch later this year. (more...)
Destiny 2 patrol zones look like a fun place to hang out Destiny 2 patrol zones look like a fun place to hang out
- July 26, 2017

In IGN's newest video , Bungie rituals and programming lead Rob Engeln explored one of the new destinations in the game. For instance, there's an optional bonus objective that, when triggered, unlocks a higher difficulty for this public event . (more...)
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is Loeb Partners Corp's 4th Largest Position AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is Loeb Partners Corp's 4th Largest Position
- July 26, 2017

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of T. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in AT&T by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. AT&T, which is in the process of buying Time Warner Inc for US$85.4 billion in an effort to turn itself into a media powerhouse, has sought to compete by bundling mobile service with video entertainment. (more...)
Release date and new features Release date and new features
- July 26, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi 5X , launched in China on Wednesday, may be considered as a more affordable or mini version of the company's flagship Mi 6 phone. Going by the leaks , the Xiaomi Mi 5X will come running Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 9, which was earlier affirmed by the company to see a release before August 16. (more...)
Google expects 11 Daydream-Ready phones by end of the year Google expects 11 Daydream-Ready phones by end of the year
- July 26, 2017

At this moment, there is only a handful of Daydream-compatible smartphones available in the marketplace. As things stand today, there are only four Daydream-compatible models to choose from: Google's own Pixel handsets, Motorola's Moto Z , Huawei's Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9, and ZTE's Axon 7 . (more...)
Nintendo swings to Q1 operating profit, beats estimates Nintendo swings to Q1 operating profit, beats estimates
- July 26, 2017

As a result, Nintendo's net sales for the quarter reached ¥154bn, of which overseas sales made up ¥113.8bn, or 73.9 per cent of total sales. Kyoto-based Nintendo reported Wednesday a profit of 21.26 billion yen ($190 million) for the fiscal first quarter, improving from a 24.5 billion yen loss for the three months through June 30 previous year. (more...)
We finally have a launch date for Nokia's first 'iPhone killer' We finally have a launch date for Nokia's first 'iPhone killer'
- July 25, 2017

The event is scheduled for 16 August and will be happening in London. HMD Global has sent out an invite which reads " HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones". Other features includes a 16MP main camera, 8MP front-facing camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. Press invitations are already out, confirming Nokia's next big release. (more...)