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Instagram's new live video face filters just changed everything Instagram's new live video face filters just changed everything
- September 22, 2017

The filters in live video makes it more fun and engaging as well as more comfortable for some users, an Instagram spokesperson said. You can download Instagram from the App Store for free. You're even able to swipe through the tray of filters to see what's offered before going live. Unfortunately, you could not use them during regular Instagram video broadcasts. (more...)
Facebook agrees to give Congress ads linked to Russian election interference Facebook agrees to give Congress ads linked to Russian election interference
- September 21, 2017

For months after the election, Facebook said it found no evidence of Russian interference. While the ads didn't specifically reference the election, a candidate or voting, they nevertheless allowed "divisive messages" to be amplified via the social media platform, the company's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said in a statement September 7. (more...)
New Dragon Ball FighterZ story trailer sheds light on New Dragon Ball FighterZ story trailer sheds light on "forbidden story"
- September 21, 2017

Though there are no plans to bring Android 21 to the anime, her popularity after the game comes out could change that. Essentially, Namco Bandai created the framework, and within those parameters, Toriyama designed Android 21. There's not much else that the brief story trailer from Tokyo Game Show reveals , but it does maintain the high bar of visual quality the game has boasted since reveal. (more...)
First Trailer For Square Enix's Left Alive Features Mechs & Shooting Action First Trailer For Square Enix's Left Alive Features Mechs & Shooting Action
- September 21, 2017

Square Enix announced Left Alive at Sony Interactive Entertainment's press conference at Tokyo Game Show , but they didn't really show much besides a brief teaser . Still, it doesn't sound like Left Alive is going to be a classic Front Mission experience. The game is said to be set in the world of " Front Mission ". (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 And Its Four Individually Coded Variants Huawei Mate 10 And Its Four Individually Coded Variants
- September 21, 2017

Under the hood, the device will be powered by the in-house Kirin 659 octa-core processor clocked at 2.36GHz and comes coupled with Mali T830 MP2 GPU. The live phone picture of the front panel, information on memory storage variants and cost of the Huawei Mate 10 smartphone and Mate 10 Pro phones have also leaked . (more...)
Nibiru won't destroy Earth on Saturday because it doesn't exist Nibiru won't destroy Earth on Saturday because it doesn't exist
- September 21, 2017

The main explanation was because Nibiru isn't real and that the end of the Mayan calendar didn't mean the end of the world. There is no factual basis for these claims. "It's a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number". He has posted on his website Planet X - The 2017 Arrival that Jesus Christ lived for 33 years and that September 23 comes 33 days after the latest solar eclipse , which he sees as the great sign in the skies foretold in the Book of Revelation. (more...)
Sony Xperia XA1 Plus with 4GB RAM, 23-megapixel camera launched in… Sony Xperia XA1 Plus with 4GB RAM, 23-megapixel camera launched in…
- September 21, 2017

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is the successor to the company's previous Xperia XA1 smartphone, which was launched in India back in April a year ago. The highlight of the Xperia XA1 Plus is the rear camera setup. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The power button also comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor. As for the cameras, the device is equipped with a 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with hybrid autofocus and 24mm wide-angle f/2.0 aperture lens. (more...)
Project CARS dev working on Fast & Furious game, calls EA 'corporate monsters' Project CARS dev working on Fast & Furious game, calls EA 'corporate monsters'
- September 21, 2017

He was obviously teasing that Slightly Mad Studios has made a deal with Universal regarding the Fast & Furious franchise, which sounds fairly interesting in our opinion. They tried to f*** us over, there is no other way to put it. Ian Bell also referred to EA as "as*ho*es and corporate monsters" further stating that "the worst person is Patrick Söderlund" and also concluding with "We have no love for EA and this company". (more...)
Resident Evil 7 DLC 'Not a Hero' gameplay trailer released Resident Evil 7 DLC 'Not a Hero' gameplay trailer released
- September 21, 2017

Resident Evil 7's Not a Hero DLC is now scheduled for a December 12th release. Resident Evil 7 is now available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Now, Capcom has teased a few minutes of some Chris Redfield-starring in-game footage from the former. (more...)
Bose confirms Google Assistant-powered QuietComfort 35 II headphones Bose confirms Google Assistant-powered QuietComfort 35 II headphones
- September 21, 2017

You can then talk to it, the same way you would on your phone. Like most Google Assitant enabled devices, you will be able to play music, add appointments to your calendar, make a call, get notifications about incoming messages/ events/ reminders, get answers to your queries on the Bose QC35 II. (more...)
Giant Prehistoric Frogs Ate Small Dinosaurs, Claim Scientists Giant Prehistoric Frogs Ate Small Dinosaurs, Claim Scientists
- September 21, 2017

The Beelzebufo - also known as the "devil frog", "devil toad", and "frog from hell" - is said to have been 41cm in length and weighed in at over 4.5kg, making it larger than any other frog known to man. But roly-poly South American horned frogs in the genus Ceratophrys have an exceptionally powerful bite that allows them to snatch and hold prey nearly as big as the frogs themselves. (more...)
Intel To Delay Cannonlake processors towards late 2018 Intel To Delay Cannonlake processors towards late 2018
- September 21, 2017

While the chipmaker hasn't said much about the processors, Intel this week 10nm Cannon Lake wafer (above) at its Technology and Manufacturing Day in Beijing on Tuesday. This gives Intel less time if something goes wrong. The ramp up will follow on the first half of 2018. Intel's Cannon Lake CPUs are rumored to offer 25 percent improved performance and 45 percent less power consumption when compared to the 14nm Kaby Lake processors. (more...)
Apple admits it's having problems with cellular connectivity on Watch Series 3 Apple admits it's having problems with cellular connectivity on Watch Series 3
- September 21, 2017

I didn't expect to see LTE come to a smartwatch smaller than a dinner plate this year, and I didn't expect decent battery if it happened. Otherwise, the Apple Watch Series 3 looks and functions nearly exactly like its predecessors, albeit with a faster processor and a new altimeter sensor. (more...)
Redmi Note 5 Priced at Rs 10000 and Redmi Note 5 Specs Redmi Note 5 Priced at Rs 10000 and Redmi Note 5 Specs
- September 21, 2017

Of the three deals, the one that involves the Redmi Note 4 and the Mi Max 2 are the most exciting. There were some rumours about the Redmi Note 5 earlier, but a recent Weibo post revealed complete specifications of the smartphone, along with its pricing. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV multiplayer expansion 'Comrades' launches on Halloween Final Fantasy XV multiplayer expansion 'Comrades' launches on Halloween
- September 21, 2017

Set in a world engulfed by darkness, the expansion casts players as a member of the Kingsglaive, with powers and unique abilities invoked from various Lucian kings, who join forces to bring the Light back to the kingdom of Lucis. This means that Square Enix will have to look into alternative ways to get the game on Nintendo's console, such as "the customisation of the engine" according to Tabata, but the company is also talking to Epic about using Unreal Engine. (more...)
Volvo unveils new XC40 compact SUV in Milan Volvo unveils new XC40 compact SUV in Milan
- September 21, 2017

Also separate will be the new three-pot petrol engine, which will likely be badged T2. Volvo has showcased the much anticipated XC40 and well, it's as close to the concept that was showcased before. The XC40 will edge Volvo closer to its medium-term sales target of 800,000 cars, up from 534,332 previous year and is the first model to come off a new modular vehicle architecture (CMA), which was developed with Geely in a bid to keep down costs and boost flexibility. (more...)
IPhone 8 Reviews Are A Roundup Of X Recommendations, But Still Favorable
- September 21, 2017

The iPhone 8 meanwhile has the more familiar Apple design of large bezels above and below the screen, the bottom one housing a home button and fingerprint scanner, which the iPhone X lacks. He also asked where the one billion face images used to develop Face ID algorithm had come from. There's also an all-new "Super Retina" resolution, a reinforced glass design and support for wireless charging, with the iPhone X arriving with support for the Qi charging standard. (more...)
Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Shares Sold by Marcus Capital LLC Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Shares Sold by Marcus Capital LLC
- September 21, 2017

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. In other Tesla news, Director Kimbal Musk sold 4,690 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. He revealed that they were planning on showcasing a working prototype at the end of September. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook Calls DACA, Immigration 'Biggest Issue of Our Time' Apple's Tim Cook Calls DACA, Immigration 'Biggest Issue of Our Time'
- September 21, 2017

Ever since its launch, the iPhone X , like all other iPhones ahead of it, has been generating a lot of interest, mainly because of its price, which happens to be the highest till date for any smartphone- Dollars 999. Defending the iPhone X's cost, Cook brought up the fact that most people now pay for their phones over a lengthy period, and mentioned that trading in old devices to reduce the price of a new handset is a common practice. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook says DACA is about 'basic human dignity' Apple's Tim Cook says DACA is about 'basic human dignity'
- September 21, 2017

Some marquee features of the watch, like voice calls and Siri, failed to work reliably because of its shoddy cell connection. For starters, using LTE is a significant drain on battery life, which was already a soft spot for Apple Watch in general and the most meaningful department in which the Ionic pulls ahead . (more...)
Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around US$1b Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around US$1b
- September 21, 2017

Today the network was laid out his new renders, as well as insiders has declassified information about its cost, and it will be the most expensive mobile phone from Google in history. "However, Google does have the financial resources to acquire the manufacturer". "These future fellow Googlers are incredible folks we've already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line", Osterloh said, adding that the deal includes a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 Has a Connection Problem Apple Watch Series 3 Has a Connection Problem
- September 21, 2017

Additionally, the spokesperson stated that Apple is working on a fix. The Watch is supposed to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and mobile networks. But we're just finding out that there could be issues with connectivity. Apple replaced Lauren Goode's review unit, but she had problems with the second Apple Watch too. Jeff Williams, chief operating officer of Apple Inc., speaks about Apple Watch during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. (more...)
Minecraft's 'Better Together' cross-platform update is going live today Minecraft's 'Better Together' cross-platform update is going live today
- September 21, 2017

Recently, Epic Games Fortnite allowed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Players to cross-play the game online, despite the fact that it was never advertised. Versions of Minecraft that do not support cross-platform play, such as its original Java-based Mac/PC release and its Wii U version, will retain their " Edition " subtitles. (more...)
Tim Cook on iPhone X: $999 is a 'value price' Tim Cook on iPhone X: $999 is a 'value price'
- September 21, 2017

The main event was ALWAYS going to be the iPhone announcement , though, and Apple being Apple took its sweet time getting to the main event. The cost isn't that high for the hardware, he reasons, and perhaps you'd use them in different combinations for different transactions-the user might decide which they want to use, or for a big purchase on the phone a merchant might want you to use all three. (more...)
Features of the New Apple iOS 11 Release Available for iPhone & iPad Features of the New Apple iOS 11 Release Available for iPhone & iPad
- September 21, 2017

The iOS 10 devices that won't get the latest iOS 11 are the old iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and the 4th-gen iPad . Instead, those devices will be stuck with iOS 10, which Apple released past year. Or, you can look at each frame of the Live Photo and pick out the best still image. The screen will stay dark and notifications silent while you drive. (more...)