IT&Software


"Electronic Arts to buy maker of 'Titanfall" videogame series
- November 10, 2017

EA will provide us with more resources, access to new technologies, and expertise that we can tap into to that will help us make better games, and Respawn will retain the same creative freedom and culture we've always had. Titanfall 2 is one of the most critically-acclaimed first-person shooters in recent years, though its sales suffered as a result of its release coinciding with Battlefield 1 . (more...)
Facebook's Former President Shares Startling Inside Story - Zuckerberg Won't Be Happy Facebook's Former President Shares Startling Inside Story - Zuckerberg Won't Be Happy
- November 09, 2017

Get Data Sheet , Fortune's technology newsletter. "I don't know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying", he added, pointing to "unintended consequences" that arise when a network grows to have more than 2 billion users. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association and Madden could move to subscription-based services Federation Internationale de Football Association and Madden could move to subscription-based services
- November 09, 2017

The EA CEO also said there will come a time when it will get easier to move that code around and make it possible to not have an annual release for one of its games. Now, however, it seems like EA might finally be moving away from this model and looking at Madden and Federation Internationale de Football Association as ongoing platforms rather than annual isolated releases, according to an interview with Bloomberg . (more...)
Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017 Media alert: iPhone 8 Plus out-ships iPhone 8 in Q3 2017
- November 09, 2017

Apple's latest and perhaps the most advanced smartphone iPhone X ever made by the bandwagon drilled brand has been making headlines ever since it was unleashed in the market. In total, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 375.9 million, up 5.9 percent year over year. "It is aggressively defending its market share, but it will not compromise its rigid margin structure to do so". (more...)
PayPal Enters Into Digital Payments Market Of India
- November 09, 2017

With the launch of PayPal in India, Indian consumers can now use PayPal to shop online at some of India's most popular businesses. Merchants offering PayPal will be able to process both local and global payments through the payment gateway. (more...)
International James Dyson Award goes to cheap melanoma detector International James Dyson Award goes to cheap melanoma detector
- November 09, 2017

The inventors of a device which could prevent thousands of deaths by easily spotting melanoma skin cancer has been awarded the prestigious global James Dyson award. Speaking of why he chose to award the sKan team the grand prize, worth $40,000 and $6,000 for McMaster University in Canada, James Dyson said: "By using widely available and low-priced components, the sKan allows for melanoma skin cancer detection to be readily accessible to the many". (more...)
Velar peps up JLR sales Velar peps up JLR sales
- November 09, 2017

This hurtled past analysts' expectations of 15 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data. Shares in Tata Motors, part of the sprawling tea-to-steel conglomerate, rose over half a percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday. (more...)
Google Files Go Is An AirDrop-like File Transfer App Google Files Go Is An AirDrop-like File Transfer App
- November 09, 2017

The fake messenger has numerous ads which were obviously quite inconvenient for the users, but profitable for the developer of the app. Named Files Go , the app is meant to be a smart file manager , and was accidentally uploaded to the Play Store for a short time, which made it possible for users to download the app and test it. (more...)
Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed
- November 09, 2017

It also helps to reduce interference and help protect against cyberattacks, as it limits the signal to certain spaces. But that wasn't enough, so they wrapped the reflector in aluminum foil to see how it would spread the wireless signal. The researchers tested the reflector with a variety of off-the-shelf Wi-Fi access points, including those using the latest Wi-Fi protocol 802.11ac. (more...)
Facebook wants you to send them your nude picture. But why?
- November 09, 2017

Its a big problem with scorned lovers posting nude photos of their exes online. According to The Guardian , anyone who shared an intimate, nude or sexual images with their partner and are anxious that they might distribute them without their consent can use Messenger to send the images to be "hashed" - which means that Facebook "converts the image into a unique digital fingerprint that can be used to identify and block any attempts to re-upload that same image". (more...)
Reliance Jio introduces 'Triple Cash Back Offer', brings back 100% cashback
- November 09, 2017

Reliance Jio has unveiled its triple cashback scheme, which gives Jio Prime members a total cashback worth Rs 2,599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above. Similarly, new recharge users will get instant cashback of Rs 50 on Paytm, Rs 75 on PhonePe, Rs 300 MobiKwik (as SuperCash), Rs 100 on Axis Pay, and Rs 50 on Freecharge respectively. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Won't Support Wireless Charging - Pricing Reavealed OnePlus 5T Won't Support Wireless Charging - Pricing Reavealed
- November 09, 2017

This also means that, as rumoured, OnePlus 5T will not see the coming of wireless charging support. We are exactly a week away from the launch of the OnePlus 5T smartphone. Wait for a week and the result will be out, whether the users will embrace or reject the OnePlus 5T . Like it has been the case with most OnePlus smartphones launched in the past, OnePlus 5T too is likely to be an Amazon India exclusive. (more...)
Rockwell Automation's profit rises 10.5 pct
- November 09, 2017

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Shares of Rockwell Automation ( ROK ) traded down $6.14 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $194.69. 20,000 shares valued at $3.18M were sold by NOSBUSCH KEITH D on Monday, May 22. Champa Kenneth M had sold 5,000 shares worth $795,377 on Wednesday, May 31. (more...)
I will not answer your questions, police IG told Senate committee I will not answer your questions, police IG told Senate committee
- November 09, 2017

Last week, Senator Alimikhena had reported the failure of the IG to appear before his committee to the Senate plenary, alerting the lawmakers to the possibility of issuance of a warrant against the Inspector General The senator had said: "Senate President, as widely reported in most of the national dailies today, (Thursday), the Inspector General of Police refused to honour invitation sent to him for appearance before our committee yesterday (Wednesday) on the grounds of being in court but we ... (more...)
Volkswagen and Google work together on quantum computers
- November 09, 2017

Volkswagen wants to focus on three main areas of research when using Google's quantum computer: high-performance batteries for electric cars, artificial intelligence, and traffic optimization. Quantum computers should be able to make machine learning much more efficient. Roadshow reports that the collaborative effort is hoping to add a number of elements into the mix in figuring out traffic optimization, including availability of EV charging spots and parking spaces, for example. (more...)
Nest Secure cellular backup taps T-Mobile for coverage Nest Secure cellular backup taps T-Mobile for coverage
- November 09, 2017

Alphabet-owned Nest has been filling that gap and now, T-Mobile is giving it a cellular backbone. The T-Mobile Nest security pack will be available in stores, through Customer Care, or by calling 1-800-T-Mobile. Keep in mind that T-Mobile does require a $10 per month service plan (after $5 credit) on top of the equipment plan, so for the first 2 years with Nest Secure, it'll cost you $240 upfront, followed by $20 per month in fees (equipment plan + service fee). (more...)
Google Pixel 2 XL users now facing flashing screen issue Google Pixel 2 XL users now facing flashing screen issue
- November 09, 2017

For Pixel 2 XL users to be seeing it happen just weeks after the phone launched is an anomaly. While this flash doesn't occur every time, the issue started after the phone was purchased. Along with burn-in , " tearing ", and weak oleophobic coatings , another issue is popping up - screen "flashing". Most of the Pixel 2 devices users have reported random Android Auto crashes. (more...)
Nokia Corporation (NOK) Upgraded by BNP Paribas to Neutral Nokia Corporation (NOK) Upgraded by BNP Paribas to Neutral
- November 09, 2017

The company was maintained on Thursday, February 18 by JP Morgan. Canaccord Genuity's target means a potential upside of 9.34 % from the company's last close price. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -2.6 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -2.6 percent. 9 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $7.27 Billion for the current quarter. (more...)
Wisconsin board clears way for $3 billion Foxconn deal Wisconsin board clears way for $3 billion Foxconn deal
- November 09, 2017

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou and Speaker Paul Ryan are expected to attend. Foxconn also stands to receive a $100 million incentive as part of a $764 million tax incremental financing district for infrastructure improvements offered by local officials in Racine County. (more...)
Bobby Portis 'Can't Control' Fallout Of Nikola Mirotic Situation Bobby Portis 'Can't Control' Fallout Of Nikola Mirotic Situation
- November 09, 2017

Given that Portis said he's moved on after apologizing to Mirotic and receiving no response, it's surprising Portis cares about crowd reaction. Bobby Portis gave the Chicago Bulls a boost in his first game back from suspension. The teams split four meetings last season. While all players prefer to start, Portis has shown the ability to contribute off the bench as well. His camp has indicated that he can't co-exist with Portis, so there's no certainty Mirotic will return at all. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
- November 09, 2017

With 19,300 avg volume, 27 days are for Civista Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:CIVB)'s short sellers to cover CIVB's short positions. A high current ratio indicates that the company might have trouble managing their working capital. The Blackstone Group L.P. had 55 analyst reports since August 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company has market cap of $12.53 billion. Between Rockstar games, which features the likes of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead , and 2K games, featuring its ... (more...)
MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ:MGM) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday MGM Resorts International (NASDAQ:MGM) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday
- November 09, 2017

MGM Resorts International ( NYSE:MGM ) traded up $1.69 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.15. Pacad Investment Ltd. purchased a new stake in MGM Resorts International during the second quarter worth about $169,000. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share on Friday, December 15th. (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Shares Sold by Argent Trust Co
- November 09, 2017

Dubuque Bank & Trust Company increased Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM ) stake by 128.01% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Jacobi Capital Management LLC raised its stake in QUALCOMM by 10.8% during the first quarter. Apple Inc. (AAPL) have shown a high EPS growth of 7.90% in the last 5 years and has earnings rose of 10.80% yoy. QUALCOMM Incorporated has a consensus hold rating from 25 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.59% of shares outstanding. (more...)
IO Interactive's episodic Hitman passes 7 million players
- November 09, 2017

We know that Io Interactive had become an independent studio again not for a long time ago and it was a challenging and hard period for all of them. We've kept intentionally quiet since then, because we needed to focus inwards at what we want IOI to stand for, in terms of our employees, our culture and our ambitions and dreams for the future. (more...)
Samsung unveils new Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 Samsung unveils new Burgundy Red Galaxy S8
- November 09, 2017

In its home market of South Korea, Samsung is debuting a new color for the Samsung Galaxy S8 . Samsung is planning to make a version of the smartphone available in the USA market in Deepsea Blue. Samsung's own online store lists the Galaxy S7 at a best buy price of Rs 43,400 now. As of November 16, the Galaxy Note 8 Deepsea Blue will go on sale in the US. (more...)