IT&Software


New Hybrid Map Blizzard World is coming to Overwatch on Jan 23rd New Hybrid Map Blizzard World is coming to Overwatch on Jan 23rd
- January 17, 2018

Blizzard World will be a hybrid map, like Numbani and King's Row (for example), requiring the attacking team to first assault a capture point in order to unlock the payload that must then be delivered to its final destination. Furthermore, standard skins will be added to the year round loot box rotation. There was an amusing moment during last year's Blizzcon where it nearly seemed like Blizzard actually had the ego to open a theme park based on their video games. (more...)
Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
- January 17, 2018

The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $47.09. About 1.13M shares traded. Apple Inc . (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s short interest is 45.75 million shares, or % of the float. 116 funds opened positions while 640 raised stakes. Apple Inc . has a 12-month low of $118.22 and a 12-month high of $177.36. Schulhoff has invested 0.43% in Apple Inc . (more...)
Hard freeze, unsafe wind chills in store for the Brazos Valley Hard freeze, unsafe wind chills in store for the Brazos Valley
- January 17, 2018

Snow is falling for the mountains this evening, then the Upstate and northeast GA overnight . Temperatures will be in the lows 20s and teens Wednesday morning with the wind chill near or below zero. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28. TRAVEL IMPACTS: Our entire areas is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 a.m. est Wednesday . (more...)
Google, Coursera Launch New Programme for Entry-Level IT Jobs Google, Coursera Launch New Programme for Entry-Level IT Jobs
- January 17, 2018

This six-course certificate, developed exclusively by Google, includes innovative curriculum created to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. Need-based scholarships, funded by Google.org grants, will also be offered through non-profits focused on underrepresented communities, and full financial assistance is also available to those who qualify, the blog explained . (more...)
Winter Storm Warning in effect, rain beginning to turn into snow Winter Storm Warning in effect, rain beginning to turn into snow
- January 17, 2018

On Tuesday, the system reached further south with sleet and freezing rain causing hazardous road conditions in much of Texas including Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Tyler. Some countries like Cobb County are closing government operations as well. If you have a flight at the Albany International Airport, check to see if the weather is impacting your arrival or departure. (more...)
Apple's iPhone X In 2019 Could Feature A Smaller Notch Apple's iPhone X In 2019 Could Feature A Smaller Notch
- January 17, 2018

It's the top notch that packs in an infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator, all to recognise faces - so how will Apple ditch it all? That is why it is planning to increase number of parts that will be used for iPhones and is looking into combination of a face recognition module with a camera module. (more...)
Tag: Flipkart Republic Day Sale Tag: Flipkart Republic Day Sale
- January 17, 2018

Earlier this week, Amazon India announced that it will be kicking off the Great India Sale from the 21 of January with exciting deals, offers, and cashback on various product categories including smartphones. 7,999 and Panasonic Eluga A3 at Rs. 6,499. The sale will also see exclusive availability of Honor 9 Lite , a quad-camera smartphone from Huawei's e-brand. (more...)
Analyst Opinion Summary: Celgene Corporation (CELG), Teck Resources Limited (TECK)
- January 17, 2018

About 3.90 million shares traded or 4.17% up from the average. Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) has risen 38.62% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 32.15% the S&P500. Park Corp Oh owns 0.05% invested in The Kroger Co. Sappington James R also sold $1.33 million worth of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, October 25. (more...)
Google says Google says "no changes" to mapping platform in China after report
- January 17, 2018

First, download the Google Arts & Culture App from the App Store . After installing the VPN app, "Switch Location" should be enabled to select the US from the list. However, there are people who have raised concerns over the nature of the app saying that Google is using the app to store pictures of people for its photo recognition database. (more...)
JJ Abrams developing space series, first TV project since Fringe JJ Abrams developing space series, first TV project since Fringe
- January 17, 2018

The daughter finds herself in a odd new world facing a "monstrous, oppressive force' after rooting through her mother's experiments". The father eventually joins his daughter there. He's also producing, writing and directing " Star Wars: Episode IX " as well as producing a " Star Trek " movie with Quentin Tarantino. Television also open to additional bidders as the project is still being shopped. (more...)
Dem Schachtner beats Jarchow to take Senate seat Dem Schachtner beats Jarchow to take Senate seat
- January 17, 2018

Republicans have flipped four seats from blue to red - two in the Republican-trending Deep South, one in New Jersey, and one in MA. In 2016, Harsdorf won reelection by 26 percentage points , and Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 17 points. If Walker's frantic calls for his followers to "help us share the good news" weren't enough to alarm some Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections , the victory lap taken by some Democrats just might. (more...)
Steam competitor Robot Cache hopes to woo devs by slashing platform fees Steam competitor Robot Cache hopes to woo devs by slashing platform fees
- January 17, 2018

It may sound like a good start to a "buzzword bingo" card, but the use of blockchain technology is specifically what enables the resale of digital games, according to Robot Cache. SAFTs are expected to begin being offered in an Institutional Pre-sale on January 17, 2018, and SAFTs are expected to begin being offered in an Accredited Public Pre-sale on February 15, 2018. (more...)
Microsoft is reportedly bringing back Fable as a story focused RPG Microsoft is reportedly bringing back Fable as a story focused RPG
- January 17, 2018

Playground has previously worked on the Forza Horizon games, so this is a step in a new direction for the team. It seems that Sony's PS4-exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn provided renewed interest in the open-world RPG genre for Microsoft. Though he said it was great news for the United Kingdom games industry and he'd be pleased to return to Fable as a "punter", he added that it's "curious" that Microsoft would get rid of a development team that knows the franchise inside out. (more...)
Microsoft bringing Surface Book 2 to all Surface markets Microsoft bringing Surface Book 2 to all Surface markets
- January 17, 2018

The original Surface Book was launched in 2015, but India was left off the grid of countries that would get the device. That apart, Microsoft also claims that the Surface Book 2 offers "five-times" better graphics performance as opposed to its predecessor and claims that it offers double the power of MacBook Pro. (more...)
Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal "new interactive experience"
- January 17, 2018

There's no word for a Western announcement of the reveal, but unless it's something Nintendo has planned only for Japan we should hear something from Nintendo of America/Europe later in the morning. This continued pursuit of their own path, in addition to their line of compelling first-party titles, continues to make Nintendo a contender in the increasingly competitive video game industry which has seen more than a few big names drop in the past. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ Pro leaked with 4K display, Snapdragon 845 chip Sony Xperia XZ Pro leaked with 4K display, Snapdragon 845 chip
- January 17, 2018

The Xperia XZ Pro will be unveiled slightly ahead of MWC, but it will be showcased at the trade fair in February/March. It seems as though Sony is trying to once again make 4K screens in smartphones mainstream and now it's doing it with an OLED display. (more...)
Facebook to launch home speaker 'Portal' to take on Amazon Echo Show Facebook to launch home speaker 'Portal' to take on Amazon Echo Show
- January 17, 2018

Amazon found great success with its Echo Dot, which was a smaller, cheaper alternative to the full-size Echo speaker - effectively an Echo with a less powerful speaker . If you're buying this as a video device, the Echo Show is likely the best choice. So does this mean Cortana should be looking over her shoulder, looking for the proverbial axe? Alternatively, users can directly ask Alexa by saying "Alexa, enable " to enable it. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime With Samsung Mall Launched in India: Price, Specifications Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime With Samsung Mall Launched in India: Price, Specifications
- January 17, 2018

Let's detail the Samsung Mall feature before carrying on with Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime price in India, launch offers, and its specifications. The 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 14,990 while the 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage variant will cost Rs 12,990. (more...)
Lindsey Graham: Trump staff 'irrational' about immigration
- January 17, 2018

The South Carolina Republican said there appeared to be "two Trumps": one who spoke with compassion at an initial meeting with lawmakers from both parties as cameras rolled; and the other who at a closed-door meeting rejected a bipartisan proposal later in the week while saying the USA shouldn't accept more immigrants from " shithole countries ". (more...)
Jonas Brothers NOT Getting the Band Back Together, Despite Fan Freakout Jonas Brothers NOT Getting the Band Back Together, Despite Fan Freakout
- January 17, 2018

He wrote "Family reunion" alongside the photo . The Jonas Brothers may be reuniting.at least, that's what some fans have speculated. Jonas Bros fans went nuts on Monday night when someone claimed the official Jonas Brothers Instagram account was re-activated. (more...)
Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Receives Accolades at CES Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Receives Accolades at CES
- January 17, 2018

Last month, Synaptics announced its range of Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensors , and stated that they'd been adopted by a "top five global smartphone OEM". It launched the Vivo X20 Plus previous year as its flagship smartphone, with specifications that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip, a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM paired with 128GB of storage, dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and 5MP camera, and a 3,900mAh battery. (more...)
Honor 9 Lite launched in India with quad-camera and FullView display Honor 9 Lite launched in India with quad-camera and FullView display
- January 17, 2018

The phone was launched in three configurations in China priced at CNY 1,199 (Rs. 11,700 approx) for the 3GB RAM/32GB model, CNY 1,499 (Rs. 15,600 approx) for the 4GB RAM/32GB model and 1,799 (Rs. Two new features called the Honor Ride Mode and the Smart Integration with Paytm mode is also onboard. It's available in a couple of color options including Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey, and Midnight Black. (more...)
Land Rover launches V8 edition Land Rover launches V8 edition
- January 17, 2018

The Defender Works V8 is already destined to be a collector's piece and is likely to help Land Rover take the fight to aftermarket tuners who specialise in similar conversions for its models. Jaguar Land Rover Classic director Tim Hannig said: "The idea of a V8 Defender was discussed in 2014, when we were still building the Defender". The Works V8 name is a clue that this low-volume run (up to 150 will be made, subject to demand) is the work of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the arm of JLR ... (more...)
Smartphone spyware can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones Smartphone spyware can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones
- January 17, 2018

The researchers disclosed that they had discovered the Android spyware in October previous year. In the blog post, it says, "Given the many artifacts we discovered in the malware code, as well as infrastructure analysis, we are pretty confident that the developer of the Skygofree implants is an Italian IT company that works on surveillance solutions, just like HackingTeam". (more...)
Forza Horizon 3 now Xbox One X enhanced Forza Horizon 3 now Xbox One X enhanced
- January 17, 2018

The Xbox exclusive already looked stunning on a normal Xbox One, but the Xbox One X will now take that one step further with the enhancements detailed today by Microsoft. The 4K update is free and out now, but is only available to those with the Xbox One X , sorry original Xbox One owners, time for an upgrade. In addition, 4K resolution enhancements will be fully compatible with both Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels expansions. (more...)