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Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges
- August 30, 2017

It also features a new kickstand called AutoStand that can be deployed and retracted simply by pressing the notebook down on a surface vertically. While the launch dates and price for the Indian market hasn't been confirmed, the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition will be available in the United States in December starting at $1,699; the Acer Swift 5 will be available in the U.S. (more...)
Samsung Gear Sport Takes on Fitbit and Apple in One Device Samsung Gear Sport Takes on Fitbit and Apple in One Device
- August 30, 2017

The first thing that strikes about the Gear Sport is its considered size: in a world where fashion watches are growing to achingly huge wrist protrusions, we think Samsung has found the sweet-spot here - a sensible size for all manner or wrists. (more...)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced
- August 30, 2017

It's time for players to return to the memorable first-person co-op experience with intense world class melee action. It seems to be incredibly early days as there's very little to go by, but Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has a teaser trailer which you can see below. (more...)
MILLION email accounts weaponized by Onliner for spam campaigns MILLION email accounts weaponized by Onliner for spam campaigns
- August 30, 2017

Hunt has uploaded the list to his website " Have I been pwned? ", which allows users to check if their email addresses have been compromised by looking for them on lists released in known data breaches. Not only is the campaign created to evade spam filters but it also uses "fingerprinting" techniques to identify victims running the right kind of systems that Ursnif can target, he added . (more...)
PlayStation Press Conference In Japan To Take Place On September 19 PlayStation Press Conference In Japan To Take Place On September 19
- August 30, 2017

Tokyo Game Show 2017 kicks off with two business days from September 22-23, which will be followed by two days for the general public from September 23-24. We'll have to wait and see. Video game stories from other sites on the web. Sony's Pre-TGS show often include some fantastic surprises like the announcement of special edition FFXV PS4 , a release date for NIOH , Gundam Versus, Warriors All-Stars, Earth Defense Force 5 , Fortune Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th ... (more...)
This iPhone 8 clone running iOS like UI looks pretty interesting This iPhone 8 clone running iOS like UI looks pretty interesting
- August 30, 2017

Apple is widely suspected to unveil three new iPhones at a September event: the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus, and the highly anticipated iPhone 8 . It's unclear from the report whether the bar would be present just on the lock screen or at all times, but swiping up "opens the phone", presumably calling up the keypad for a passcode or whatever biometric security is in the iPhone 8 (it's rumored to be face recognition and possibly Touch ID if Apple can find a place for the fingerprint ... (more...)
Cummins unveils next-gen diesel engines and electric truck Cummins unveils next-gen diesel engines and electric truck
- August 30, 2017

In terms of efficiency, the truck touts an approximate 30 MPG diesel equivalent. Rumours of a 300-mile range - on pure battery power - already give it the edge over the Cummins , and other rumours suggest Tesla will unveil its new project within the next few weeks. (more...)
Google Pulls 300 Android Apps Used For WireX DDoS Attacks Google Pulls 300 Android Apps Used For WireX DDoS Attacks
- August 30, 2017

The phones were running hundreds of malicious apps that had sneaked their way onto the Google Play app store this summer. Once installed, they surreptitiously conscripted devices into a malicious network that sent junk traffic to certain websites with the goal of causing them to go offline or become unresponsive. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Officially Launching on September 11 Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Officially Launching on September 11
- August 30, 2017

For those unaware, a couple of recent reports have indicated that Apple could launch its iPhone 8 on September 12. Since Xiaomi is yet to launch any major top-tier flaghship phone in India, chances of the Mi Mix 2 - which is a major top-tier flaghship phone - making its way to India can not be negated. (more...)
Tropical Storm Harvey Keeps NASA's Houston Center Closed through Labor Day
- August 30, 2017

NASA sNASA shuttered JSC to everyone except "essential personnel" on August 25, the day that Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane. "The system is holding up", Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for science, said of the telescope at a National Academies committee meeting August 28. (more...)
Bentley details elegant new Continental GT Bentley details elegant new Continental GT
- August 30, 2017

The new Continental GT's elegant profile stems from old-school design principles; the engine has been moved further back in the chassis to centralise masses for taut handling, while the front axle has been moved 135mm further forward to extend and lower the bonnet line while reducing the front overhang. (more...)
Should You Buy Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) On Current Analyst Views?
- August 30, 2017

It has outperformed by 29.63% the S&P500. Analysts await Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) to report earnings on September, 7. ( ADBE ) stake by 12.62% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hudson Bay Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.12% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). State Street stated it has 961,397 shares. Sandy Spring Natl Bank stated it has 6,300 shares. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 could seriously challenge the iPhone 8
- August 30, 2017

And while that's still an option, Samsung built on that idea this year and created a new feature called Live Messages for the Galaxy Note 8 . SUThe newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , will be available for pre-order on Amazon India, apart from Samsung's own online store, from 11 September onwards. (more...)
Intel strengthens AI solutions potfolio, unveils 'Movidius Myriad X' processing unit Intel strengthens AI solutions potfolio, unveils 'Movidius Myriad X' processing unit
- August 30, 2017

Intel's chip, which has a Neural Compute Engine for deep learning at the edge, comes nearly a year after the company in September 2016 acquired Movidius, which is now a subsidiary of the company. Movidius already provides the Fathom Compute Stick that enables deep learning capabilities for embedded devices, but Intel wanted to take this to a new level, where learning algorithms can train themselves to identify images and words or analyze video feeds. (more...)
GasBuddy: Expect gas spike from Harvey soon
- August 30, 2017

By contrast, the cheapest gas can be found in Springfield, at $2.13 per gallon. Riverside- $2.93/g, flat from last week's $2.93/g. Huntsville- $2.11, up 1.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.10. "While gas prices have the potential to increase following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, it's important we stress to motorists to avoid panicking at the pump", said AAA Carolinas spokesperson Tiffany Wright. (more...)
Authorities Raid Synthetic Drug Lab In Long Island City, Queens Authorities Raid Synthetic Drug Lab In Long Island City, Queens
- August 30, 2017

Members of the Newark office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the New York State Police participated in the raid, which took place inside 4545 Center Blvd., law enforcement sources said. Authorities say Koleski was among those who helped Parker distribute the drugs. - Residents of a luxury residential building in Queens woke up to men in hazmat suits and agents carrying boxes labeled "DEA Evidence" Tuesday morning. (more...)
Historic deal results in Air Canada Centre name change Historic deal results in Air Canada Centre name change
- August 30, 2017

Toronto's Air Canada Centre is getting a name change. "To be honest, it wasn't that hard to find interested suitors", Hopkinson said. "We congratulate MLSE and Scotiabank as they build on the legacy we helped establish in 1999 and look forward to celebrating with fans and customers during our final season as title sponsor of the Air Canada Centre ", Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines at Air Canada, said in a statement. (more...)
Porsche Cayenne gets lighter, faster for 2019 Porsche Cayenne gets lighter, faster for 2019
- August 29, 2017

At launch, two versions of the Cayenne will be available. Perhaps even more so. This difference are subtle, but the new vehicle features larger air intakes at the front, as well as new "horizontal light edges" that lend the model a wider, more athletic appearance. (more...)
Bethesda's 'Totally-Not-Paid-Mod' Creation Club Is Live Bethesda's 'Totally-Not-Paid-Mod' Creation Club Is Live
- August 29, 2017

For those out of the loop, Creation Club is a newly-developed program for Bethesda, allowing mod creators to make premium mods that will work across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It's all pretty confusing, and we'll likely not fully know how it works until it launches on all platforms and creators start releasing content through it. (more...)
Google Maps Will Now Help You Find Parking In Some Cities Google Maps Will Now Help You Find Parking In Some Cities
- August 29, 2017

The “Parking Difficulty” feature is staying and even unfurling to 25 more cities across the globe for users with iOS or Android device. Back in January, Google Maps on Android added a handy new parking availability feature , letting you know the likelihood of finding a spot at your destination. (more...)
Google brings AR development to Android phones Google brings AR development to Android phones
- August 29, 2017

One of Apple's more notable announcements during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference this year was ARKit , which allows augmented reality apps to not only run on iOS devices, but also do so without the need for folks to pick up additional hardware. (more...)
Game of Thrones season 8: What's next for Jaime Lannister?
- August 29, 2017

Although, not cool Night King! The season seven finale , The Dragon and the Wolf , was 79 minutes and 43 seconds. However, the final episode, which eventually confirmed Jon Snow [VIDEO ] as a legitimate son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lynna Stark , did not completely dominated the ratings' game as it was beaten by "MTV's Video Music Awards " in the key demographic of teen viewers or those between 12-24 years of age. (more...)
India starts consultations on spectrum auction India starts consultations on spectrum auction
- August 29, 2017

However, Trai said since 60 per cent of air waves remained unsold in last October's auction and with concerns about the financial health of the telecom industry , it must be consulted on when to conduct the auction and whether all the air waves should be sold at one go or in phases. (more...)
Galaxy J7 (2016) Nougat update now rolling out
- August 29, 2017

So we don't expect any major updates to the device from OEM. The new update will bring all the touted Android Nougat features such as Multi-window, dual account support in messaging apps as well as Samsung pay to the table. Here are the expected dates and models to receive the Android N. It would sometimes depend on the region where the smartphone was purchased and registered, wherein some Android versions have not received the Android N update yet. (more...)
MediaTek officially launches Helio P23 and P30 mid-range chipsets MediaTek officially launches Helio P23 and P30 mid-range chipsets
- August 29, 2017

While both chips sport eight Cortex A-53 processors with speeds of up to 2.3GHz, the P30 is the faster of the two due to its 950Mhz Mali G71 MP2 GPU, compared with the 770Mhz clock speed in the P23. The P23 retains the same 13MP + 13MP (single 24MP) camera support that was included with the P25. Additionally, they ship with MediaTek's Imagiq 2.0 technology suite to reduce chromatic aberration, and minimize grain and noise in photographs. (more...)