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Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is live Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is live
- January 31, 2018

More Allied Races are coming in the future, though these have yet to be officially announced. World of Warcraft fans will be gagging to get their hands on the next expansion Battle for Azeroth and pre-orders are now live. A boxed Collector's Edition of the expansion will also be available with a few goodies in addition to the previously stated bonuses. Both versions will give players a copy of the game, early access to the new Allied Races, and a free boost to level 110 (the new level ... (more...)
Shahid Kapoor reacts to Swara Bhaskar's open letter on Padmaavat Shahid Kapoor reacts to Swara Bhaskar's open letter on Padmaavat
- January 31, 2018

She believes the film has brought up the question whether women - widowed, raped, young, old, pregnant, pre-pubescent, have the right to live. I felt like a vagina. "We are humbled with the response for Millions of Indians have already watched the film and occupancy levels for shows are very strong across more than 4000 screens - with most running housefull". (more...)
Take a Look Inside Amazon's New Seattle Rainforest Offices Take a Look Inside Amazon's New Seattle Rainforest Offices
- January 31, 2018

Amazon , famous for its demanding work culture, hopes the Spheres' lush environs will let employees reflect and have chance encounters, spawning new products or plans. The technology and lifestyle powerhouse this month narrowed its list of candidates from 238 applications for the prize, which could provide an estimated $5 billion in investments and 50,000 new jobs. (more...)
What We Could Expect If Microsoft Acquires Electronic Arts What We Could Expect If Microsoft Acquires Electronic Arts
- January 31, 2018

PUBG is already selling very well on Xbox One, and Microsoft has some form of relationship with the folks at PUBG Corp , so that is an option. According to the press release, the new price of the console is equivalent to the cost of a PlayStation 4 CUH-2000 500 GB. (more...)
Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages to Android Phones Amazon Alexa Can Now Send SMS Messages to Android Phones
- January 31, 2018

That's great if you're frequently in contact with someone who owns an Echo or doesn't mind Amazon's ecosystem, but not so great for sending SMS messages in general. Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is on the receiving end of a new ability: SMS support. However, you can even specify up front as 'send a text message, ' which will directly send a text message to the specified person. (more...)
Health experts urge Facebook to discontinue 'Messenger Kids' Health experts urge Facebook to discontinue 'Messenger Kids'
- January 31, 2018

Although the app is not yet available in the UK, Barnardo's chief Javed Khan told The Daily Telegraph past year that the charity has "serious concerns" about Messenger Kids launching in Europe. One of Facebook's stated rationales for creating Messenger Kids is to help kids connect with long-distance family members, including parents in the military. (more...)
Samsung Introduces 800GB Z-SSD Samsung Introduces 800GB Z-SSD
- January 31, 2018

Samsung is specifically targeting the Z-SSD at "advanced enterprise applications including supercomputing for AI analysis". Unlike Intel with its 16GB and 32GB XPoint memory modules, Samsung is not releasing memory module format Z-SSDs. The drive, officially titled SZ985 Z-SSD, is designed for high performance, high reliability, and low latency, the release said. The nature of Z-NAND is something of a mystery, although Samsung has said the technology is based on its V-NAND architecture. (more...)
Cops Allegedly Eat Pot on Duty, Start Hallucinating Cops Allegedly Eat Pot on Duty, Start Hallucinating
- January 31, 2018

However, a police source told Global News that the officers helped themselves to some of the bounty from a dispensary raid carried out over the weekend. He added: "On the face of what you're saying, of course it's shocking, but I'll wait to hear what the investigation is into and comment on the facts around it". (more...)
Verizon won't be selling Huawei phones, either Verizon won't be selling Huawei phones, either
- January 31, 2018

Verizon is said to have been pressured by the USA government to call off the deal over security concerns. According to Bloomberg's report, the U.S. For its part, Huawei has publicly decried such comments and has said under no uncertain terms that it's not working with the Chinese government. The US has always been suspicious of Huawei , despite Yu's arguments that Huawei has "proven our quality. (more...)
Facebook banning ads that promote cryptocurrencies, ICOs and binary options Facebook banning ads that promote cryptocurrencies, ICOs and binary options
- January 30, 2018

Facebook is banning all advertisements for cryptocurrency , including Bitcoin and initial coin offerings, as part of an "intentionally broad" policy against deceptive marketers. He added that many companies advertising cryptocurrencies "are not now operating in good faith". It also said that it is working to improve its detection of "deceptive and misleading advertising practices". (more...)
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles underwent wrist surgery last week Jaguars QB Blake Bortles underwent wrist surgery last week
- January 30, 2018

The surgery was to correct a condition that kept Bortles on the injury report all season previous year. ESPN first reported the news. The Jaguars picked up Bortles' $19 million fifth-year option last offseason, but the option is guaranteed only for injury. (more...)
Apple tipped to stop making first-generation iPhone X in summer Apple tipped to stop making first-generation iPhone X in summer
- January 30, 2018

Slower-than-expected sales have forced Apple to slash iPhone X production by half for the January-March period - to 20 million units from the earlier planned 40 million units, the media reported . The departure of the original iPhone X is likely to be filled well with the new versions that KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo past year specified as 6.5-inch OLED and 6.1-inch LCD models. (more...)
Google Explains How It Fought Bad & Malicious Apps in 2017 Google Explains How It Fought Bad & Malicious Apps in 2017
- January 30, 2018

And remember, many Android users in China and elsewhere don't have access to the Play Store. Any number of malicious apps sneaking through the cracks is nothing to be sniffed at, but at least Google is catching many more bad actors than it has in previous years. (more...)
Shadow of the Colossus Remake Developers Discuss the New Version Shadow of the Colossus Remake Developers Discuss the New Version
- January 30, 2018

When Shadow Of The Colossus was first released back in 2005, it was hailed by critics and players alike as a masterpiece, and cited as an argument for both taking videogames as a legitimate artform, and the impact that storytelling has on the medium . (more...)
5G In US: Is It Feasible In Near Future? 5G In US: Is It Feasible In Near Future?
- January 30, 2018

National security officials working in President Donald Trump's administration are reportedly considering building an ultrafast, nationwide 5G network within the next three years. 5G will also mean much lower latency, or the time taken for the network to recognize that a user has requested a chunk of data and to start sending that data. (more...)
Secret Service Issues Warning about ATM 'Jackpot' Attacks Secret Service Issues Warning about ATM 'Jackpot' Attacks
- January 30, 2018

Secret Service official said on Monday. Most of the affected ATMs are standalone machines located in pharmacies, big box retailers or drive-through kiosks rather than inside banks. Although there is no available data on the losses due to these incidents, the ATM manufacturers have admitted to the rising cases of jackpotting across the world. (more...)
Vivo Xplay7 Stated to Be First Smartphone to Sport 10GB of RAM Vivo Xplay7 Stated to Be First Smartphone to Sport 10GB of RAM
- January 30, 2018

The highlighted feature of the phone is its 10GB of RAM. The alleged presentation slides of the Vivo Xplay 7 suggest the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's top-range Snapdragon 845 mobile chipset. This sensor only works with OLED displays because it doesn't need backlighting as is the case with having LCD displays. The Xplay7 will also feature the under-display fingerprint sensor from Synaptics. (more...)
Microsoft may acquire EA, PUBG Corp Microsoft may acquire EA, PUBG Corp
- January 30, 2018

PUBG is temporarily an Xbox console exclusive, but it's believed that PUBG Corp plans to port the game to other consoles at some point. Is Microsoft really looking to acquire the mega-giants in the gaming industry, EA and Valve? Next up is Valve and again the chances of EA buying the company are slim, purely because Valve doesn't need to be bought. (more...)
Microsoft snaps up backend service platform PlayFab Microsoft snaps up backend service platform PlayFab
- January 30, 2018

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab , which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services. Choudhry stated in a Microsoft blogpost that the acquisition extends the work and investments that Microsoft has conducted with Microsoft Azure with the intent of providing a dynamic cloud platform for the gaming industry. (more...)
5G Network Nationalization Could Happen Under Trump Administration 5G Network Nationalization Could Happen Under Trump Administration
- January 30, 2018

Under the first option, the US government will pay for and build a single network, in an unprecedented nationalization of a historically private infrastructure. The memo also doesn't seem to take into consideration that all of the major wireless carriers are working on their 5G wireless network plans right now, with some planning to launch as early as 2019. (more...)
Sam Raimi In Talks To Direct Kingkiller Chronicle Film Adaptation Sam Raimi In Talks To Direct Kingkiller Chronicle Film Adaptation
- January 30, 2018

Lionsgate had no comment when Variety reached out to them, but the site's sources say this is "in the best position to be [Raimi's] next project" of the many he is considering. This is a grand cross-medium venture, so having a name like Raimi on the film would be incredibly exciting, and sell horror nerds like myself on a ticket. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
- January 30, 2018

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) has risen 266.48% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc increased its stake in Wal ( WMT ) by 1678.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Patriots don't need any help, but they tend to get it Patriots don't need any help, but they tend to get it
- January 30, 2018

Defensive end Chris Long has history with the Patriots , too, as part of the Super Bowl-winning New England squad last season. Soon after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury and Philadelphia's Super Bowl hopes were placed on backup Nick Foles' right arm, Jeff Hostetler's phone lit up. (more...)
Dell Mulls $60B Sale to VMware in Biggest Tech Deal Ever Dell Mulls $60B Sale to VMware in Biggest Tech Deal Ever
- January 29, 2018

Dell's financial history could get even more complicated as the highly-leveraged, private firm goes public through a smaller company. Dell is reportedly considering a sale to VMware and it's believed that if such a deal takes place, it may turn out to be the biggest deal ever in the tech industry. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Getting Braids Kim Kardashian Accused Of Cultural Appropriation After Getting Braids
- January 29, 2018

Nearly exactly five years ago, she posted a photo of herself with her hair braided and called the look " Bo Derek braids". And cornrows are a hairstyle worn by both black women and men that have been around since ancient times ― long, long before Derek wore them in 1979. (more...)