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Meet the Mini Electric Concept heading for production Meet the Mini Electric Concept heading for production
- August 31, 2017

Mini started dabbling with electrical drivetrains almost a decade ago, first releasing over 600 of its Mini E demonstrators into the wild in a field trial study in 2008. Quite predictably, it has trademark circular headlights, but the usually open grille is closed because electric motors require less cooling. A production version of the Mini Electric Concept will be unveiled in 2019, and will go into production in Oxford in the same year. (more...)
Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar Releases on September 19th Battlefield 1: In The Name of the Tsar Releases on September 19th
- August 31, 2017

Publisher EA is calling In the Name of the Tsar Battlefield 1's " most extensive expansion yet ". According to EA, this is the " most extensive expansion yet " and will cost about $15 Dollars if you did not buy the Premium Pass. After In the Name of the Tsar comes an Operations update in October, a standard update in November, and December will have another DLC called Turning Tides . (more...)
Pokémon GO Adds Entei, Raikou, And Suicune Pokémon GO Adds Entei, Raikou, And Suicune
- August 31, 2017

There's a new set of legendary Pokémon now live in Pokémon Go . For one, trainers using a Lucky Egg during a Raid Battle will see that they've gotten the double XP. To get an invite, you will have to had completed a Raid at that location "recently". Along with a slew of improvements for the popular augmented reality game is a new feature that will let players see the number of players preparing for a particular Raid. (more...)
Moto X4 leaks again hours before the official launch Moto X4 leaks again hours before the official launch
- August 31, 2017

Lenovo-owned Motorola is expected to launch the Moto X4 at the ongoing IFA 2017 . Moto X4 may arrive with a 3,000 mAh battery and run the Android Nougat 7.1 OTB. With TurboPower charging, you can get 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. The new device has rich features - especially the camera - but handsets like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K8 Note may pose a strong challenge to it in Indian market. (more...)
New Moto X4 Price Might Start At $350 New Moto X4 Price Might Start At $350
- August 31, 2017

While at IFA 2017 , Roland Quandt of WinFuture happened to come across a Motorola booth in the process of being put together. The Moto X4 will be juiced up by a 3000mAh battery with 25W turbo charging and it will run on Android Nougat. (more...)
Alien-Hunting Project Detects 15 Repeating Radio Signals From Dwarf Galaxy Alien-Hunting Project Detects 15 Repeating Radio Signals From Dwarf Galaxy
- August 31, 2017

Scientists have worked for around 15 years in this project, but they have only been able to find around two dozens of FBRs. It has been more than 15 years when the first FRB was recorded and since now, more than almost two dozen FRBs have been witnessed and documented all through the world. (more...)
Suzuki Motor rebrands India sales channel to woo young customers Suzuki Motor rebrands India sales channel to woo young customers
- August 31, 2017

Customers can now experience the convenience of booking their cars or even personalizing through an all-new website. Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday announced rebranding of its retail outlets in the country and these would now be called " Maruti Suzuki Arena". (more...)
Is Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) a Buy? The Stock Reported Less Sellers Is Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) a Buy? The Stock Reported Less Sellers
- August 31, 2017

About 38,425 shares traded. More notable recent NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Nvidia Is Set To Take A Significant Growth Hit" on August 25, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Nvidia: A Cautionary Tale?" published on August 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Nvidia Earnings: Brace Yourself" on August 09, 2017. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on review Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on review
- August 31, 2017

In true Sony style, this flagship handset has been launched alongside a smaller, less powerful version, called the Xperia XZ1 Compact , for those looking for a mid-range option. It's hard to shake the feeling that Sony's Xperia line exists primarily as a method for getting its camera technology out in the world. While expanded camera capabilities may highlight the $699 Xperia XZ1 and $599 Xperia XZ1 Compact , that's not the only noteworthy thing about the new phones. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Launch in India on September 25th Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Launch in India on September 25th
- August 31, 2017

However, there's something that's going to bother more people: Samsung will apparently be keeping the fingerprint scanner on the back for the Galaxy S9 . The company is said to be utilizing Substrate-like PCB technology that allows manufacturers to pack additional parts without increasing the board's size. (more...)
LG's New V30 Looks Like One Hell Of A Phone LG's New V30 Looks Like One Hell Of A Phone
- August 31, 2017

It comes with several high-end features and specifications. LG V30 Color Variants have been tipped by popular tipster Evan Blass who has often been one of the biggest sources of insider information about the smartphone industry. While LG V20 had a great camera setup, this time around LG is adopting a 16 MP snapper with an impressive f/1.6 aperture and a 71-degree field of view. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) loses confidence of 68 hedge fund managers Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) loses confidence of 68 hedge fund managers
- August 31, 2017

It closed at $62.75 lastly. (NASDAQ: ATVI ). Meeder Asset Mngmt reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 164,689 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.68, for a total transaction of $9,708,800.00. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. (more...)
Game of Thrones Easter Egg Teases Bran & Night King Connection Game of Thrones Easter Egg Teases Bran & Night King Connection
- August 31, 2017

This is Westeros, and shit is cray. A Redditor put it forth that the Night King's Army of the Dead apparently forms the Stark Sigil! Game of Thrones screwed the pooch with Arya and Sansa's storyline, turning what could've been a conflict of ideals into a nonsensical female rivalry that nearly ended in one of their deaths. (more...)
Celebrity contact details revealed — Instagram hack Celebrity contact details revealed — Instagram hack
- August 31, 2017

Hackers may have obtained the email addresses and phone numbers of some of the impacted users, but not their passwords, the company said. "No account passwords were exposed". Image-sharing social network Instagram sent an email to all verified accounts, alerting them on a hacking that successfully stole some contact information. (more...)
The Division's Free 1.8 Update Coming This Fall The Division's Free 1.8 Update Coming This Fall
- August 31, 2017

Ubisoft revealed that the 1.8 update will include two new modes alongside a new area and social space. According to Ubisoft, Resistance is unique in that the enemy factions will, for the first time in the game, team up to try to defeat you. (more...)
A Look at the Field Museum's New Biggest Dinosaur A Look at the Field Museum's New Biggest Dinosaur
- August 31, 2017

The titanosaur arrives as part of a $16.5 million gift from Citadel CEO Ken Griffin, the wealthiest person in IL; the Field describes it as one of the largest private contributions ever to a Chicago museum . The museum now understands better how Sue's gastralia - which resemble "an additional set of ribs stretched about T. rex's belly" - worked and where they appeared in her body, so the bones will be added to her exhibit, according to the Field. (more...)
Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in Colorado Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in Colorado
- August 31, 2017

The fossil was discovered at the construction site over the weekend. Work will continue over the next several days at the construction site to excavate the Triceratops . They typically belong to camels, mammoths and other Ice Age creatures. City of Thornton officials say they stumbled upon a rare find while breaking ground on a new fire and police substation. (more...)
AT&T Expanding 5G Trials to Three New US Cities AT&T Expanding 5G Trials to Three New US Cities
- August 30, 2017

AT&T 5G is expected to be a success, with participants having the opportunity to stream the carrier's DirecTV Now service over a 5G connection, as well as shorter lag times for video conferencing and virtual-reality gaming. As before, the tests will be conducted using equipment from Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, and Intel, which will deliver a 5G internet connection to participating locations. (more...)
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is heading to Switch Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is heading to Switch
- August 30, 2017

The game was teased earlier this year at Nintendo's Switch Presentation by none other than Suda 51 himself. After the trailer ends, we learned a bit more about the story within No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Back and in turn understand a bit more about how it might play. (more...)
Alexa has a new friend: Cortana Alexa has a new friend: Cortana
- August 30, 2017

To activate Alexa through Cortana, you would say: "Hey Cortana, open Alexa", and vice versa when using an Alexa-powered device such as an Amazon Echo . Bezos: "The world is big and so multifaceted". Microsoft is set to launch Cortana-enabled speakers later this year , and teaming up with Amazon gives Cortana the ability to leverage Alexa's vast trove of skills, including the ability to control smart home products and ordering items on Amazon.com. (more...)
InFamous: Second Son is a Free PlayStation Plus Game for September 2017
- August 30, 2017

Let us know in the comments. Other than this list, Sony had other surprises for their customers. Sucker Punch's inFamous: Second Son is the main PlayStation 4 title on offer and PlayStation VR owners are treated to RIGS: Mechanized Combat League as an additional game. (more...)
Overwatch's new Junkertown map is now playable on the PTR Overwatch's new Junkertown map is now playable on the PTR
- August 30, 2017

There is also a manual GM account suspension for "massive griefing" levied. In the short term, Kaplan says the team are re-evaluating every punishment and are now in the process of on converting silences - a sanction that mutes players who've been reported for verbal abuse - into suspensions. (more...)
Cassini Stared Into Saturn's Polar Abyss, and It's Creepy As Hell Cassini Stared Into Saturn's Polar Abyss, and It's Creepy As Hell
- August 30, 2017

Following a four-year primary mission and a two-year extension, NASA approved an ambitious plan to extend Cassini's service by an additional seven years. Just over three hours later, at 6:30 am EDT, the spacecraft will begin atmospheric entry. At approximately 4:53 a.m. PDT the craft will enter the atmosphere of Saturn and the thrusters on the craft will fire at 10 percent capacity to keep Cassini on track and to keep the antenna pointed towards Earth. (more...)
Fitbit Launches Its First Smartwatch To Improve Health And Fitness Fitbit Launches Its First Smartwatch To Improve Health And Fitness
- August 30, 2017

Most of Fitbit's trackers automatically record runs without you having to press a single button, but this feature is even more impressive on the Ionic, which fires up its Global Positioning System as soon as you set off. Make payments using Fitbit Pay: Leave your wallet and phone at home and effortlessly pay for items right from your device, wherever contactless payments are accepted. (more...)
Lenovo Teased its Next Budget Smartphone, K8 Plus in a Video Lenovo Teased its Next Budget Smartphone, K8 Plus in a Video
- August 30, 2017

Chances are the Lenovo K8 Plus will be priced below Rs 10,000. The latest teaser says "Do you look at your smartphone and always #KraveForMore?" The Chinese vendor has already started teasing the K8 Plus smartphone on its social media channels including Twitter and Facebook. (more...)