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Samsung Display says unbreakable, flexible screen passes US safety test Samsung Display says unbreakable, flexible screen passes US safety test
- July 29, 2018

The 1.2m drop test is "based on military standards set by the US Department of Defence", according to Samsung. However, they believe this new and more robust display panel can also find adoption on auto display consoles, tablet PCs, portable game consoles and mobile military devices. (more...)
Electronic Arts Announces Origin Access Premier Service Will Roll Out Next Week Electronic Arts Announces Origin Access Premier Service Will Roll Out Next Week
- July 29, 2018

Now EA is readying a premium version of the service, Origin Access Premier , with early access to a wide range of EA titles. The service will go live on Monday, July 30th, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said during the company's quarterly earnings call and will cost $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year. (more...)
NEWS Xbox Games with Gold August 2018 lineup announced NEWS Xbox Games with Gold August 2018 lineup announced
- July 29, 2018

For Honor and Epic Mickey 2 are of course Xbox 360 games, although they're both playable on Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility. Dead Space 3: Return as protagonist Isaac Clarke in the survival horror game Dead Space 3 . The headlining game of the month will undoubtedly be Ubisoft's action fighting game For Honor , but racing game fans may dispute that due to Forza Horizon 2's inclusion. (more...)
Ford F-150 Limited: more power, more luxury Ford F-150 Limited: more power, more luxury
- July 29, 2018

There's more to the Raptor than just its engine, of course, and the rough-and-ready suspension and aggressive styling of Ford's performance truck don't really fit on a luxury model like the Limited. On the technology front, the latest F-150 Limited gains adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assist, active park assist, and lane keep assist as standard. (more...)
Baby goes viral for her luxurious head of hair Baby goes viral for her luxurious head of hair
- July 28, 2018

We could spend all day scrolling through her precious pictures. "Baby Chanco" has more than a hundred-thousand followers because of the photos her mother posts of her daughter's long locks. Chanko's photos are getting up to 10,000 likes per post, with fans from all over the world. She is definitely our new Insta obsession! If you spend enough time on the Instagram Explore feed, you may have already seen Baby Chanco, a baby with super luxurious hair. (more...)
YouTube VR Launching on Gear VR YouTube VR Launching on Gear VR
- July 28, 2018

Starting this week, you will be able to download the app for free from the Oculus Store. YouTube is today expanding its VR platform today. YouTube VR is pitched as a "3-D international" stuffed with YouTube's present content material and channels, together with get admission to to movies which can be specifically formatted for VR units. (more...)
Comcast profit tops estimates as internet customers grow
- July 28, 2018

A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. This means that the price of the security can change dramatically over a short time period in either direction. Several salient technical indicators of Comcast Corporation are now starting to make their way into the trading conversation. Financial Bank Of The West reported 1.37% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ). (more...)
Sky reports strong full-year performance as bidding war rages on Sky reports strong full-year performance as bidding war rages on
- July 28, 2018

Speaking on Comcast's Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call, Roberts admitted to analysts that the Fox bid was "mostly about worldwide expansion" and accordingly, having ceded to Disney as far as the Fox bid was concerned, the company was now focused on its bid for Sky, where Fox is seeking to acquire the 61 per cent of the broadcaster it does not already own. (more...)
NYS moves to kick Charter Communications out of state NYS moves to kick Charter Communications out of state
- July 27, 2018

This would prevent the company from operating in New York State and likely force it to sell operations to another company. The PSC said it is ordering Charter to sell the former TWC system that it purchased in NY, and it's "bring [ing] an enforcement action in State Supreme Court to seek additional penalties for Charter's past failures and ongoing non-compliance". (more...)
Crews battling 4700-acre Cranston fire in Idyllwild prompts mandatory evacuations Crews battling 4700-acre Cranston fire in Idyllwild prompts mandatory evacuations
- July 27, 2018

Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was booked on suspicion of five counts of arson, state fire officials said . It wasn't clear whether he had an attorney. Thousands of homes have been evacuated on the western edge of Redding, which has a population of about 90,000. The Ferguson Fire in central California, which has grown to more than 43,200 acres, has forced parts of the nearby Yosemite National Park to close until at least Sunday. (more...)
Dentist Becomes Internet Sensation With His Own 'Shiggy Challenge' Dentist Becomes Internet Sensation With His Own 'Shiggy Challenge'
- July 27, 2018

After more than 44 million watched the video , Dr. Constantine himself replied. He got up the nerve after co-workers challenged him. Rich told Yahoo Lifestyle : 'The women in my office challenged me to make the video, but it was a little outside my comfort zone, so I waited until everyone went to lunch so the office would be empty'. (more...)
Amazon profit tops $2 billion for first time Amazon profit tops $2 billion for first time
- July 27, 2018

The Everything Store blew past Wall Street's earnings expectations for its second quarter , reporting a twelve-fold increase in profits from a year earlier. During this year's Prime Day, Amazon said the July event saw Prime members purchase more than 100 million products. "It's the fastest we've ever seen", he added. (more...)
Lenovo's Smart Display with Google Assistant is now on sale Lenovo's Smart Display with Google Assistant is now on sale
- July 27, 2018

You can buy it from Walmart, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, Costco.com, SamsClub.com, Lenovo.com and other stores. It's the Assistant you know but with some cool extra features. And, with every Smart Display, Google is offering three free months of YouTube Premium. The screen can also give you suggestions for follow-up questions. (more...)
40-acre brush fire burning in Pinyon Pines area, fire officials say
- July 27, 2018

The same agency reported 3,200 wildfires in 2017 that burned 216,000 acres for the first seven months of the year. The blaze is one of some 60 major wildfires burning in the United States this week that have scorched an area of about 1.2 million acres (485,620 hectares). (more...)
Google to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots across Nigeria Google to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots across Nigeria
- July 27, 2018

Five of the stations including the Local Airport, Computer Village, Landmark, The Palms, and Ikeja City Mall, and these locations are already live. Broadband services are either unreliable or unaffordable to many of Nigeria's 190 million inhabitants. (more...)
Fortnite’s Success Increases the Worth of Epic Games to $8 Billion Fortnite’s Success Increases the Worth of Epic Games to $8 Billion
- July 27, 2018

But since the start of Season 5 the challenges have shifted to the afternoon. The Fortnite Birthday Challenges can be accessed from the same menu as the weekly, Road Trip and Drift challenges. But there's a new challenge type that sounds like it's going to test you accuracy, asking players to shoot five clay pigeons . See off five adversaries with your weapon of choice to complete this challenge. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan unveiled Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan unveiled
- July 27, 2018

Both get a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox and front-wheel drive. The wheelbase is 107.44 inches, which matches the A-Class hatchback sold overseas, though the Chinese market receives a long-wheelbase A-Class L with 109.8 inches between the wheels. (more...)
Even The Xbox Adaptive Controller’s Packaging Is Accessible Even The Xbox Adaptive Controller’s Packaging Is Accessible
- July 27, 2018

As Microsoft puts it, "The shipper reveals the retail package, and the retail package reveals the Xbox Adaptive Controller ". It's really incredible based on what we've seen thus far; and now the publisher is going the extra mile to assure that anyone who purchases the controller can get right into it and enjoy it. (more...)
Huawei Devices No Longer Allowed To Download VLC Media Player App Huawei Devices No Longer Allowed To Download VLC Media Player App
- July 27, 2018

In a Twitter post, VideoLAN explains that the Chinese vendor is too aggressive with its background apps policy - the phone kills off nearly any app running in the background unless it's one of its own pre-installed applications. It's not clear whether or not existing VLC users will be impacted by this change, however. Whether you feel VideoLAN's decision is justified or a bit of an overreaction, users aren't too happy about it. (more...)
Siri Still Lagging Behind Google Assistant in Latest 'Digital Assistant IQ Test' Siri Still Lagging Behind Google Assistant in Latest 'Digital Assistant IQ Test'
- July 27, 2018

And with Apple's recent hire of Google's former AI chief , the search giant shouldn't get too comfortable atop its perch. Every year, LoupVentures does a comparison between Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri by asking them hundreds of questions to rank their performance. (more...)
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production vehicle lap record Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production vehicle lap record
- July 27, 2018

That means Lamborghini reclaims the title as fastest production vehicle on the 'Ring, taking the crown away from the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and its 6:47.03 time. We know the vehicle will feature a power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower for every 4.36 pounds of weight. "The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car's track-focused talent". (more...)
Fortnite: Where to Find All Clay Pigeon Locations Fortnite: Where to Find All Clay Pigeon Locations
- July 27, 2018

Finding the Flush Factory Treasure Map is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite . If you've managed to complete all three sets of weekly challenges to date, you'll earn the third special loading screen, which features a group of characters racing rather unsafely in the new golf cart vehicle. (more...)
Microsoft fixing Windows 10 Microsoft fixing Windows 10 "just restarting" to install updates
- July 27, 2018

Microsoft also rolled out another Windows 10 "Redstone 5" test build today to those in the Fast Ring. Essentially, Microsoft is splitting testers into two groups now, and although there are no noticeable differences between these two builds currently, going forward there will be. (more...)
Facebook opens 'Watch Party' group video watching to all Facebook opens 'Watch Party' group video watching to all
- July 26, 2018

The feature started off after the huge momentum Facebook gained with Instagram Live and even Facebook Live. To that end, Facebook is opening a feature called Watch Party to all Facebook Groups . The feature is a clever way of boosting view counts of Facebook Videos, so the company is definitely benefiting a lot here. While Watch Party is initially launched to Facebook groups, the new feature is also set for rollout to Pages in the future while it is now being tested with individual ... (more...)
Samsung’s new teaser confirms big battery on the Galaxy Note 9 Samsung’s new teaser confirms big battery on the Galaxy Note 9
- July 26, 2018

According to the source, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will have exclusive rights to download Fortnite from the Google Play Store for 30 days after the device's release. To say I'm disappointed in the idea of this exclusivity period for Fortnite would be an understatement, but this would be a major score for Samsung. (more...)