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'Dark Souls Remastered' Switch Release Delayed to Summer 'Dark Souls Remastered' Switch Release Delayed to Summer
- April 17, 2018

PC/PS4/X1 versions will maintain their May 25th release dateI will admit, I am slightly disappointed that Dark Souls Remastered isn't as remastered as I would have hoped. Remastered will deliver "unique capabilities" for the Switch version and dynamic 4K resolution to the PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and on Steam . The good news here is that the other versions of the game - for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC - have not been delayed and will still be out on May 25 as planned. (more...)
Facebook collects users' data beyond what they share on social media Facebook collects users' data beyond what they share on social media
- April 17, 2018

It's rare for consumers to win class-action status in privacy cases. But that is precisely why Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Pegimane will not harvest its users' data and private information. "I hope you'll fill me in on how that is consistent with protecting privacy". The Illinois residents who sued under theBiometric Information Privacy Act have argued the 2008 state law gives them a "property interest" in the algorithms that constitute their digital ... (more...)
Football field-sized asteroid zooms dangerously close to Earth Football field-sized asteroid zooms dangerously close to Earth
- April 17, 2018

The asteroid's diameter was estimated to be between 48 and 110 metres, and it was travelling at 106,497kmh. In contrast, the space rock that exploded in an air burst over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February 2013, was about 20m in diameter. This GE3 is much bigger than that of 2013 asteroid but was first observed by the Catalina Sky Survey few hours before passing the earth. "It might make you feel better (or worse) to know that asteroids enter Earth's atmosphere unnoticed on a fairly ... (more...)
Apple Music's Hip-Hop Programming Head Carl Chery Joins Spotify Apple Music's Hip-Hop Programming Head Carl Chery Joins Spotify
- April 17, 2018

Just a few days ago, Jimmy Iovine ended his time as head of this streaming music service. With the departure of Chery, Apple Music appears to be continuously shuffling its team. Spotify will be announcing news about changes in its mobile app at an event next week, according to an invite the company sent out. Carl Chery, the Head of Artist Curation for genres like hip hop and R&B, has chose to leave the tech giant in favor of Spotify. (more...)
Billy Mitchell responds to Twin Galaxies' Donkey Kong controversy Billy Mitchell responds to Twin Galaxies' Donkey Kong controversy
- April 17, 2018

Officials at the site had conducted a two-month investigation and had found that the footage Mitchell had used to submit his high scores was not from an original Donkey Kong arcade circuit board, but rather from an emulator. He says in due time, he will show everyone evidence including documents and witnesses that he played the games fairly and earned his high scores without cheating. (more...)
Shenmue I & II Receiving Remastered Release on Consoles and PC Shenmue I & II Receiving Remastered Release on Consoles and PC
- April 16, 2018

As well as both Japanese and English voice work, there'll also be extra features for PC players, including a choice between retro and contemporary control schemes, and scalable screen resolutions. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror. (more...)
Sensex rises for 8th straight session; Nifty reclaims 10500 Sensex rises for 8th straight session; Nifty reclaims 10500
- April 16, 2018

The broader Nifty was trading above 10,400-level at 10,467.90, down 12.70 points, or 0.12 per cent. Intra-day, it hovered between 10,396.35 and 10,540.15. Tata Motors Ltd shares declined over 2% after a news report said that Jaguar Land Rover is planning to cut almost 1,000 jobs as it scales back production at some of its United Kingdom sites. (more...)
Samsung's new phone doesn't have internet connectivity to distract you Samsung's new phone doesn't have internet connectivity to distract you
- April 16, 2018

The codename of Crown for the latest and upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung , the Galaxy Note 9, is probably because Samsung wants to tower above the iPhone. A recent report has suggested that Galaxy S9 handsets bought in the United Kingdom and Europe might be noticeable worse than purchased elsewhere, new battery life tests have revealed. (more...)
Sony Launches Xperia XZ2 Premium with 16:9 4K Display in 2018 Sony Launches Xperia XZ2 Premium with 16:9 4K Display in 2018
- April 16, 2018

The phone has a 4K HDR screen, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 GB RAM and the ability to capture photos and videos in extremely low-lit environments. Xperia XZ2 Premium is IP65/IP68 [iv] certified to withstand splashes and spills. It is backed by a 3,540mAh non-removable battery and also supports QuickCharge 3.0 and Qi wireless charging. Dimensions measure 158 x 80 x 11.9 mm and it weighs 236g. (more...)
NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch
- April 16, 2018

NASA's new planet hunting telescope promises to change that. On Monday, April 16 , 2018, NASA will launch their new TESS ( Transiting Exoplanet Survey) satellite to search for alien planets orbiting distant stars. "They appear to be everywhere we look ". Staring at bigger patches of the sky will also make it easier to see when stars blow up, says ANU's Dr Tucker, who studies supernovas found by Kepler. (more...)
Porn star Stormy Daniels to attend Donald Trump lawyer's hearing Porn star Stormy Daniels to attend Donald Trump lawyer's hearing
- April 16, 2018

Federal prosecutors said in a court filing Friday that the criminal probe that led them to raid the offices of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , is focused on the attorney's "personal business dealings" and has been going on for months. (more...)
Kim Kardashian West hires a party bus for high school reunion Kim Kardashian West hires a party bus for high school reunion
- April 16, 2018

She documented the fun-filled event on social media including Snapchat to share the occasion with her millions of fans. Talking to her fans, she confided, 'So my friends are anxious that we're going to run into people that they were mean to. (more...)
Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free Faulty Apple Watch Series 2 battery? Apple will fix it for free
- April 15, 2018

Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don't turn on, according to a new service policy seen by MacRumors . Only 42mm-sized Apple Watch Series 2 models are eligible for free repairs which include the Sport, Edition, Hermes, and Nike+ variants. This is a bit different than the temporarily discounted battery replacement program that Apple put into effect for some of its iPhone devices. (more...)
Dozens March For Science Dozens March For Science
- April 15, 2018

Boston was another of the more than 200 cities around the globe that held rallies. Protesters at Saskatoon's March for Science gathered at the Chinese Ting in Victoria Park before marching through downtown to bring awareness to the need for scientific and evidence based approaches to policy making on April 14, 2018. (more...)
Facebook will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs to Stories Facebook will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs to Stories
- April 15, 2018

Facebook is giving stories a boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its camera feature suite, Tech Crunch reports. With the availability of the AR-based 3D drawing feature clear signifies that a major push is being given to the Stories and it is said to help increase the popularity of stories and drive user engagement. (more...)
Grilling Zuckerberg doesn't solve Facebook's problems Grilling Zuckerberg doesn't solve Facebook's problems
- April 15, 2018

He has been at the centre of the controversy surrounding whether he was aware that Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data hacking controversy. Senator Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg if he'd be willing to give up some of his own private information to the hearing . It's a multi-sided platform, the main goal of which is to get people to remain on it, creating content - data - that can be packaged as a profile for advertisers. (more...)
This Gmail Will Self Destruct: Confidential Mode Is Coming This Gmail Will Self Destruct: Confidential Mode Is Coming
- April 14, 2018

With the next update , users will soon be greeted with Google Calendar directly on their Gmail web. As per some screenshots, users will be able to set an expiration date so that the sent email disappears or is unreadable after a week or several years depending on what they choose. (more...)
Apple warns its representatives on dripping information
- April 14, 2018

Ironically, this confidential internal memo leaked. Apple has always cultivated a culture of confidentially about its work, as a means of maintaining a competitive advantage over the competition. Hundreds of software engineers were in attendance. One person betrayed their trust. "Thousands" of people within the organization were privy to this information, but Apple's investigators identified the leaker, who said they shared it with a reporter. (more...)
Shenmue I & II Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Shenmue I & II Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- April 14, 2018

There'll be new resolution options, as well as a choice of classic and modern control schemes, an updated user interface, and the option to enjoy the titles with either English or Japanese dialogue. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artifact known as the "Dragon Mirror". (more...)
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) Shares Sold by Guggenheim Capital LLC 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) Shares Sold by Guggenheim Capital LLC
- April 14, 2018

After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33 % EPS growth . The stock increased 1.04% or $0.375 during the last trading session, reaching $36.445. Since April 14, 2017 FOXA has risen 14.36% and is uptrending. To walk around the gross margin figure of firm that looks at how well a company controls the cost of its inventory and the manufacturing of its products and subsequently pass on the costs to its ... (more...)
Google will soon let users set expiry dates on emails in Gmail Google will soon let users set expiry dates on emails in Gmail
- April 14, 2018

The new Gmail features include smart reply , offline support, and a "snooze emails" option, according to the report . Both of those features are part of Google's Inbox app for Gmail. "Weak data connectivity‚ high data costs and low RAM or storage space often make it hard for people to get the most out of the internet - Google Go is built to handle these challenges‚" the company said in a statement. (more...)
Rolls-Royce engines cause further Dreamliner disruptions Rolls-Royce engines cause further Dreamliner disruptions
- April 14, 2018

There are 380 package C engines now in-service with airlines. It stresses that neither the Trent 1000 TEN powerplant nor the Package B version of the engine will be affected by the new inspections. Air New Zealand global passengers face more disruption from problems with some of the Rolls-Royce engines on its Dreamliners. It has also redesigned specific parts of the compressor, with the first parts now in manufacturer and due to be incorporated in engines early next year after first being ... (more...)
Sea of Thieves content expansions detailed Sea of Thieves content expansions detailed
- April 14, 2018

The initial launch will be a timed event, but once the new threat is added to the world it will be a permanent fixture. The Xbox and PC exclusive, Rare-developed game, recently surpassed two million players - in part, because it's a part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass platform - and now the developer behind the title has revealed plans for five major content updates over the course of this year. (more...)
Gorgeous concept imagines a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X Gorgeous concept imagines a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X
- April 13, 2018

According to Norwegian news sites, Apple had five lawyers working on the case against Huseby. The memo attempts to curb internal leaks by warning employees that reporters and media outlets may try to befriend them, but the cost of a leak means reporters earn more web traffic while the employees could lose their jobs. (more...)
OnePlus 6 leak shows the phone powered on for the first time OnePlus 6 leak shows the phone powered on for the first time
- April 13, 2018

OnePlus has already started rolling out gesture controls in a beta test for the 5T, and in a new teaser posted to its Facebook page , it suggests that the OnePlus 6 will get the same treatment. With a premium pricing, the company clearly wants position the OnePlus 6 in the same league as the iPhone X and Galaxy S9. Moving ahead, the photo shows the phone with a big screen similar to the OPPO R15 and Vivo V9 with an iPhone X-like notch. (more...)