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Atari files lawsuit against Nestle for KitKat 'Breakout' advert Atari files lawsuit against Nestle for KitKat 'Breakout' advert
- August 19, 2017

Iconic games maker Atari has filed a lawsuit against Swiss food giant Nestle (Swiss: NESN.VX - news ) over a recent marketing advert for its KitKat chocolate bar. Chief among Atari's complaints is a video commercial titled "KitKat: Breakout " used to advertise Nestle's KitKat Bites range. Nestle's spokesperson said: "This is a UK TV advert that ran in 2016". (more...)
Man recalls one of his life's biggest mistakes: Staring at an eclipse Man recalls one of his life's biggest mistakes: Staring at an eclipse
- August 19, 2017

Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon. "It's going to be over real quick and it's not worth taking a chance", Lou Tomososki told KGW . Clifford, an ophthalmologist at Peninsula Eye Center in Salisbury , looking at Monday's eclipse won't make you uncomfortable, and that's where the danger lies. (more...)
Fatal Bullet Coming Early 2018 Fatal Bullet Coming Early 2018
- August 19, 2017

Details are still scarce, though, so we don't know what else to expect. The full title of the game is Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet , which explains the FB in the logo from the teaser earlier this week. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is going to be released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in Early 2018. As an action based RPG, gun battle plays a large role unlike previous games, with unique and realistic designs resembling something out of a sci-fi movie and numerous ... (more...)
Fatal Bullet Brings Some Much Needed Anime Action to the Xbox One Fatal Bullet Brings Some Much Needed Anime Action to the Xbox One
- August 19, 2017

The Sword Art Online crew trades their swords for guns, as Fatal Bullet takes place in the world of Gun Gale Online . It's set to launch Early 2018 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Become the hero of Gun Gale Online in the latest game of the SAO franchise in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet , for PS4, Steam and XBOX One. As an action based RPG, gun battle plays a large role unlike previous games, with unique and realistic designs resembling something out of a ... (more...)
Asteroid Florence to pass safely by Earth on 1 September Asteroid Florence to pass safely by Earth on 1 September
- August 19, 2017

While asteroids fly past Earth on a regular basis, they're usually only a few meters wide. NASA says in a news release that Florence is the largest asteroid to pass our planet since the US space agency started detecting and tracking "near-Earth" asteroids. (more...)
Watch the solar eclipse live on Twitter thanks to the Weather Channel Watch the solar eclipse live on Twitter thanks to the Weather Channel
- August 18, 2017

Similar forecasts of 40 to 50 percent sky cover are common across the eclipse path in the state. A higher percentage means a more likely chance to have a view unobstructed by clouds. "This eclipse is a once-in-a-hundred-year event, and we're going to party like it's New Year's Eve, '" said Neil Katz, editor-in-chief of the Weather Channel , in a press release . (more...)
Ancient molecules unlock secret of how first animals appeared on Earth Ancient molecules unlock secret of how first animals appeared on Earth
- August 18, 2017

What has discovered by the Australian National University team can pave paths for getting better understandings on how animal life first evolved on Earth. Brocks said. For nearly three billion years, life on Earth largely remained on the single-cell phase, where bacteria dominated in the watery world. (more...)
First Look at Wildspire Waste in the upcoming Monster Hunter First Look at Wildspire Waste in the upcoming Monster Hunter
- August 18, 2017

The new Monster Hunter World trailer, which can be watched right below, showcases one of the game's new locations, the Wildspire Waste . The trailer also showcased a few new as-of-yet-unnamed monsters, such as a funky Iguana-looking Wyvern, a teaser for an Elder Dragon fight, and a new Bird Wyvern that seems created to look a lot like the Velocidrome family from the original title (Update: this little fella is called the Kulu-Ya-Ku!). (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Full Specs Leaked in TENAA Report Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Full Specs Leaked in TENAA Report
- August 18, 2017

Consumer Product Safety Commission about the risk, which was made apparent in early reports . This comes as Samsung is set to reveal the latest model in the Note series next week. Even though the Galaxy Note 4 has been on the US market since 2014, the units affected by this recall were just distributed from December 2016 to April 2017. (more...)
Osinbajo in Rwanda for Kagame's inauguration Osinbajo in Rwanda for Kagame's inauguration
- August 18, 2017

The long-time president had described the August 4 election as "a formality" while campaigning. State House Spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu, says the President is attending the inauguration to show Kenya's solidarity with the people of Rwanda and their Government. (more...)
Yakuza 6 Western Release Date Confirmed Yakuza 6 Western Release Date Confirmed
- August 18, 2017

For more on the game's new Dragon Engine technology, check out our Yakuza 6 impressions from E3 , and watch a brand new trailer below. The intense human drama and magnetic world of Yakuza 6 will be on display in this stunning art book. (more...)
Apple Watch will ship 20M units next year Apple Watch will ship 20M units next year
- August 18, 2017

Quanta Computer, one of the Apple's key suppliers, has the Apple Watch 3 in final testing, according to Chinese business publication Economic Daily (via 9to5Mac ). Apple is expected to release an LTE version of its Apple Watch by the end of the year and it will undoubtedly boost the wearable's sales. What's new is that Foxconn's subsidiary Shunsin Technology has entered the Apple Watch supply chain providing system in packaging (SiP) services for the Apple Watch. (more...)
Essential Phone now available for purchase starting at $699 Essential Phone now available for purchase starting at $699
- August 18, 2017

Customers who pre-registered to buy the Essential Phone state they began receiving emails from the company informing them that shipping of their device would commence "next week". Under the hood, it features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 and 4GB RAM. The camera comes loaded with dual 12-megapixel fisheye images with f/1.8 aperture and a 210-degree field of view. (more...)
Things to Know About Reddit Videos Things to Know About Reddit Videos
- August 18, 2017

Redditors using the official mobile apps can also upload pre-recorded videos from their gallery. The new video player is connected to the Reddit app , but it can be used for any clip from a user's library, so long as that video is under fifteen minutes in length. (more...)
Is Buying Apple Incorporated (NASDAQ:AAPL) Here Good Idea?
- August 18, 2017

About 15.70M shares traded. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. Apple Inc. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $151.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $145.37. Aqr Capital Ltd Co invested 0.04% in Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION). Also, insider Luca Maestri sold 4,757 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Spotted in Video Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Spotted in Video
- August 18, 2017

Last year Philippe Starck designed the whole smartphone and it was a huge success. Mi Mix was using Cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic system but users complained that sound is insufficient and call quality was not good. If we pay heed to the rumors, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will flaunt a 6.4-inch dual curved AMOLED 2K display. Already we have discussed the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Price In India above. (more...)
IPhone 8 wireless charging components pictured IPhone 8 wireless charging components pictured
- August 18, 2017

After years of refusing to add wireless charging support to the iPhone, Apple is finally making the leap. Mehdi Hosseini of Susquehanna Financial Group claims that Apple will ditch the fingerprint recognition system as it seeks to save money pay for the ramp-up in production of the device with " organic light-emitting diode " displays, or OLED. (more...)
Cautionary tale: Man goes partially blind after 1963 solar eclipse Cautionary tale: Man goes partially blind after 1963 solar eclipse
- August 18, 2017

Still, Louis Tomososki remembers being 16 years old and watching it unfold from the baseball field at Marshall High School. He closed his left eye but kept his right eye open. Dr. Brandon Lujan of the Casey Eye Institute in OR tells KGW that looking at the solar eclipse for "even an instant" can damage the eyes. Tomososki said that he wished he knew more about the risks of looking at the sun during an eclipse that day, and he hopes that others will heed his warning to wear eye protection ... (more...)
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in Belvidere
- August 18, 2017

Eye protection is critical no matter where you are viewing the eclipse , sunglasses will not cut it. "We will have several ways to safely view the sun", Edelbach said. "We came in here and waited like an hour but we couldn't see anything". Also during the big event, the Science Club is presenting a discussion on solar eclipses with physics professor James R. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW and Intel to develop self-driving cars Fiat Chrysler joins BMW and Intel to develop self-driving cars
- August 18, 2017

FCA touted the company's "significant sales volumes, geographic reach and long-time experience in North America" as a key asset FCA brings to the table, complementing the German BMW's strength outside the United States. "We are delighted that New England Institute of Technology has agreed to join us in our efforts to increase the number of automotive instructors who will ultimately train new and existing service technicians in our USA dealership network", said John Fox, Director of the FCA ... (more...)
How to install Skype Preview for desktop on Windows 10 Creators Update How to install Skype Preview for desktop on Windows 10 Creators Update
- August 18, 2017

The Skype desktop preview for desktops has the same features and a similar design as to what's found on the new mobile experience, but it is specifically designed with desktop in mind, to take full advantage of the larger screen, according to Microsoft. (more...)
Watching the Solar Eclipse Safely Watching the Solar Eclipse Safely
- August 18, 2017

Don't look at it without the proper eye protection, or permanent damage could occur. The only time it's safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse is during totality, those brief minutes when the sun is completely covered by the moon. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Real Photos Leaked Revealing Sleek Design & Specs Sony Xperia XZ1 Real Photos Leaked Revealing Sleek Design & Specs
- August 18, 2017

We already know how the forthcoming Xperia XZ1 will look like; thanks to the yesterday's leaked renders . The renders present the design and some of the features of the smartphone. It also offers a significant amount of storage, 64GB internal storage and can be extended via Micro SD up to 128GB. Sadly, that also means the Xperia XZ1 features pretty "large" bezels on the front when compared to some of the new flagship smartphones released this year. (more...)
Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle Indian, Chinese troops hold border meeting after Ladakh scuffle
- August 18, 2017

The incident was discussed at a flag meeting between the two sides at Leh's Chusul sector yesterday. The Chinese then reportedly threw stones at the Indian soldiers. The "caution level" among the troops has also been raised, according to officials. For more than a month, Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in a stand-off in Doklam area in Bhutan. (more...)
Solar eclipse watching events planned Solar eclipse watching events planned
- August 18, 2017

When you open Facebook on August 21, a special message from the company will greet you about the total solar eclipse . Scientists advise that staring at the sun is a bad idea, even when the moon is running interference, but there are some ways to safely view the eclipse . (more...)