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Google Logo For Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Scientist & Skier Google Logo For Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Scientist & Skier
- October 10, 2017

Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, diplomat and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. It is also said that Nansen knew cross-country skiing and would cover 50 miles per day. Fridtjof Nansen also worked with League of Nations, the predecessor of United Nations. He created the Nansen Passport, which also found its place on the doodle prepared by the search giant Google. (more...)
No more new features for Windows Phone
- October 10, 2017

In another Twitter conversation, Joe Belfiore said " We have tried very hard to persuade app developers. However, building new features/hardware is no longer a focus. Microsoft has told its die-hard Windows 10 Mobile fans not to expect new features for the platform. He even disclosed he had personally chosen to switch platforms for the "app/hw diversity ". (more...)
Snapchat will now let you book an Uber and read TripAdvisor reviews
- October 10, 2017

Lots of people share their location with Snapchat when they take pictures or videos. It will also factor in more personalized features, like which ride-haling app you use (if you don't have Uber installed, Snapchat will show links to Lyft ). (more...)
Facebook Takes To Live VR To Share Puerto Rico Relief Aid Facebook Takes To Live VR To Share Puerto Rico Relief Aid
- October 10, 2017

On Monday again, Zuckerberg demoed AR using Facebook's new virtual reality platform, Facebook Spaces , viewing affected areas of Puerto Rico in his virtual avatar to identify spots that needed aid. Both of the executives were demonstrating Facebook's Spaces virtual reality app in which people can chit-chat, play games, and interact with each other in digital worlds. (more...)
Iron Banner Makes Destiny 2 Debut With These Gear And Armor Rewards Iron Banner Makes Destiny 2 Debut With These Gear And Armor Rewards
- October 10, 2017

Destiny 2's first major PvP (Player vs Player) event is nearly here and veterans of the first game will be intimately familiar with this game mode. A new Tuesday brings us a new Destiny 2 reset. After this, hop into quickplay and you can start things up! There will also be daily and season-length milestones. Some of the armor sets obtainable through the Iron Banner . (more...)
Cortana is your newest and most useful Skype contact
- October 10, 2017

Back when Google announced the Allo app , it had a special little feature sprinkled on top, which no other chat app had - the Google Assistant. Cortana will also suggest contextual information based on the topic of conversation, like restaurant options and movie reviews. (more...)
Apple releases 'new' version of iTunes that includes the App Store
- October 10, 2017

Some Reddit users have spotted that Apple has quietly released iTunes 12.6.3, which is basically the older version of iTunes for PC or Mac but with support for iOS 11, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus , and iPhone X . You can not use the same iTunes Library for both version of iTunes and will need to create a copy of your library or revert to a backup. The direct download links for iTunes 12.6.3 are embedded below. (more...)
Kaspersky Lab Denies WSJ Allegations of Hacking NSA
- October 10, 2017

On 5 October, The Wall Street Journal reported that hackers allegedly working for the Russian Government stole highly classified information about how the USA gets into foreign computer networks and defends itself against cyber attacks. (more...)
Proceeds of Hellblade going to mental health charity today
- October 10, 2017

Mental health is a vital part of the story in Hellblade as protagonist Senua battles with psychosis. Developer Ninja Theory is taking note, donating all proceeds from the sales of its Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice during October 10th to United Kingdom mental health charity Rethink. (more...)
Nokia to focus on digital health, cut jobs in VR digital media
- October 10, 2017

Nokia will also stop development of Ozo , a 360-degree VR camera. It means the Finnish company is npot going to put anymore money into this loss making business. The unit has about 1,090 employees and the potential cuts are expected to affect staff in Finland, the United States and Britain. The unit will now turn its attention towards digital health as well as its patent and brand licensing business. (more...)
Twitter working on a bookmarking tool for tweets Twitter working on a bookmarking tool for tweets
- October 10, 2017

According to Shah, who shared the news on Twitter today, the company is reportedly working on a new "Save for Later" feature which could be introduced at a later stage. That menu will house both the "share via DM" and the upcoming "Add to Bookmark" features, though the final version could take on a different form. Currently, Twitter users need to retweet or "favourite" a tweet using the heart icon if they want it to appear in their timeline list. (more...)
WD announces 14TB HDD; Seagate responds with 12TB models WD announces 14TB HDD; Seagate responds with 12TB models
- October 10, 2017

Two rivals in the mechanical hard drive market have announced new high-capacity 3.5" desktop drives nearly at the same time: "Western Digital, or rather its wholly-owned subsidiary HGST, will be shipping its first enterprise-class 14TB drive , while competitor Seagate has taken the wraps off of three new 12TB drive targeting the NAS and desktop markets. (more...)
Jio Payments Bank could launch in December Jio Payments Bank could launch in December
- October 10, 2017

Jio Payments Bank, a joint venture between Mukesh Ambani's Reliance. It was initially planned to launch when the JioPhone deliveries were going to start in this month, however, the JioPhone deliveries started since last month but the Payments Bank was not launched. (more...)
Chou Associates Management Inc. Has $7.73 Million Holdings in Nokia Corporation (NOK)
- October 10, 2017

A number of research firms have recently commented on NOK . Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Nokia Corporation during the first quarter valued at approximately $150,000. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0.09. Nokia Corporation (NOK ) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Oct 26 BMO at 0.09, whereas, 9 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 0.11. (more...)
Hulu dives into eSports with four ESL-made shows Hulu dives into eSports with four ESL-made shows
- October 10, 2017

The partnership, announced Monday, marks Hulu's first push into eSports. ESL will develop and produce all four titles, which will debut exclusively on Hulu later this fall. Finally, ESL Replay is a series that will highlight top plays made during tournaments. ESL Replay: A doco-style recap show of eSports tournaments. (more...)
Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign video over statement about 'baby body parts' Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign video over statement about 'baby body parts'
- October 10, 2017

In the ad, Blackburn states that, during her time in Congress, she "fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts ", referencing her role as chair of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Included in this vast category were all tweets calling for the removal of Planned Parenthood's federal funding, all tweets reporting on investigations into Planned Parenthood clinics, and any ultrasound images of children. (more...)
John Krasinski becomes a master of war in Jack Ryan trailer John Krasinski becomes a master of war in Jack Ryan trailer
- October 10, 2017

Jack Ryan is a Paramount TV and Skydance TV production. The eight-episode drama - which is based on an idea conceived by Lost's Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and therefore not a direct adaptation of Clancy's popular book series - follows Krasinski's up-and-coming Central Intelligence Agency analyst Jack Ryan , who is thrust into a unsafe field assignment for the first time. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting A Free To Play Weekend Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting A Free To Play Weekend
- October 10, 2017

The game will also be available at a 50% discount. This is the full game download on all platforms, so save files will carry over to the full thing if you purchase it. While Ghost War is launching with plenty of features , Ubisoft is planning on expanding it in the months to come with new maps, new classes, and new modes. (more...)
Google's new Pixel Buds can translate languages in real time Google's new Pixel Buds can translate languages in real time
- October 09, 2017

DxOMark scores are being increasingly used to compare camera qualities in smartphones between various brands. You'd probably just look at it as another smartphone to compete against Samsung or Apple . The translation is now processed at Google's artificial intelligence-focused data centers, where the audio is first converted to text, translated, and then turned back into speech, Quartz reports . (more...)
Eve Online Heads To Mobile Devices With Project Aurora Eve Online Heads To Mobile Devices With Project Aurora
- October 09, 2017

PlayRaven, a Finnish mobile games developer, is in charge of development. CCP claims that Project Aurora will contain elements that made EVE Online successful, including players teaming up with others online to battle other "corporations" and to control territory. (more...)
Project Loon to Help Restore Communication in Puerto Rico Project Loon to Help Restore Communication in Puerto Rico
- October 09, 2017

Tweet by Ricardo Rossello: Great initial conversation with @elonmusk tonight. "Next steps soon to follow". In Puerto Rico , Google's innovation lab , X, is starting from scratch. 30 "Loon" balloons will float 20 kms above the earth in the stratosphere, relaying communications between Alphabet's own ground stations connected to the surviving wireless networks and users' handsets. (more...)
Evolution Gets a New Video Featuring Actual in-game Footage Evolution Gets a New Video Featuring Actual in-game Footage
- October 09, 2017

It'll be interesting to see how open this ends up becoming, as one of the great features of Planet Coaster is the sheer freedom it gives players to create and fine tune any aspect of their theme park right down to the logos displayed on concession stand cups. (more...)
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Skins Leak Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Skins Leak
- October 09, 2017

The announcement was made on Twitter , including with a quick shot of two new character skins (seen above) to get fans excited, but while Blizzard usually waits until the event begins to reveal all the new items, several other skins have leaked a bit early. (more...)
Windows Mobile is 'no longer a focus' for Microsoft
- October 09, 2017

What is more ironic is the fact that Belfiore himself has switched away from Windows Phone platform because of the lack of apps, more diversity in the number and type of apps along with the diversity in the type of hardware available. Getting apps was only part of the problem - retaining them seemed to prove equally hard - and Belfiore's frank admision is that Windows Phone's "volume of users is too low for most companies to invest". (more...)
IPhone 8 orders may open in Korea on Oct
- October 09, 2017

Dealers too acknowledge that Galaxy Note 8 is ahead in terms of sales when compared to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone X will introduce Face ID, a 3D sensing technology using cameras which could make fingerprint recognition extinct. Meanwhile, a new video of the iPhone X emerged on Reddit (via BGR), in which the smartphone appears to showcase moving wallpaper, called the Dynamic Wallpapers . (more...)