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Google Home Mini gets some of its tap functionality back Google Home Mini gets some of its tap functionality back
- December 09, 2017

Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introduces the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. The update will roll out to Home Mini units that are enrolled in Google's software preview program today, and it's supposed to come to all units shortly after that. (more...)
Amazon expands Echo and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries Amazon expands Echo and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries
- December 09, 2017

Amazon quickly followed its United States launch by rolling out the service to Austria, Germany and the UK the following month, and Japan later. Looking for a specific song? Ask, "Alexa, play Miguel". Echo devices were previously only available in the US, UK, Germany, India, Japan, and Canada. Pricing for Music Unlimited will vary by area, but Amazon says it'll offer the same three plans it now does - including an Echo-only plan, the standard individual plan for smartphones, computers and ... (more...)
Changing of the International Space Station Guard Set for December 13 Changing of the International Space Station Guard Set for December 13
- December 09, 2017

NASA has released images showing the wildfires sweeping across California from above. Most of us will never have a chance to capture a falling star from space, so it's a good thing Bresnik has done the work for us. Bresnik tweeted the photos after someone had asked him whether or not the fires were visible from the station. "May the Santa Ana's die down soon". (more...)
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) Growth Estimates in Focus Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) Growth Estimates in Focus
- December 09, 2017

Cyberoptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE) had an increase of 9.36% in short interest. Also, insider Mark P. Long sold 1,446 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. Therefore 30% are positive. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reiterated a "positive" rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Western Digital Corp in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. (more...)
Bitcoin smashes $15000, leaping 20% in 24 hours Bitcoin smashes $15000, leaping 20% in 24 hours
- December 09, 2017

ET, followed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange a week later. "We are now investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours", the company declared. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said in November his firm was in no rush to develop a strategy on bitcoin, according to a Bloomberg News report. Bitcoin continues to be the darling of the markets as the prices broke through the $12000 region early in the morning and continue to ... (more...)
Outlast 1 and 2 Coming to Switch in Spring 2018 Outlast 1 and 2 Coming to Switch in Spring 2018
- December 09, 2017

While some fans might be discouraged to learn that Outlast 2 won't be getting any DLC, their moods will likely perk right up thanks to Red Barrels also peppering the post with a promise to eventually make an Outlast 3 sometime down the line. (more...)
California's wildfires are massive-even when seen from space California's wildfires are massive-even when seen from space
- December 09, 2017

As multiple wildfires wreak havoc on Southern California, astronauts and satellites are documenting the scene from above . Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik , and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, and Sergey Ryazanskiy will undock the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft from the space station at 1716 UTC, landing in Kazakhstan several hours later, concluding 139 days in space since their launch on July 28. (more...)
New Huawei P11 Could Feature And iPhone X Style Notch New Huawei P11 Could Feature And iPhone X Style Notch
- December 09, 2017

The speculation is based on an overlay image which is referenced in a configuration file that defines the area as "RoundCornerDisplay". Moreover, a configuration file is more specific and refers to one of the system build properties as a " notch ". (more...)
Elon Musk: Tesla Develops its own AI Processors
- December 08, 2017

As cautious as Elon Musk is about the future of artificial intelligence , he knows perfectly well that his companies cannot do without it, reports kaldata. Musk also claimed that fully-autonomous vehicles will be on the road in the next two years. Musk talked about the company's AI hardware in the course of providing information about what Keller, a former AMD chip architect, is working on. (more...)
FromSoftware Teases Next Game at The Game Awards FromSoftware Teases Next Game at The Game Awards
- December 08, 2017

From Software did make the Armored Core games so perhaps we'll somehow find out it's a dark and bloody mech game set in an alternate medieval future. With Dark Souls 3 arriving in 2016, it's feasible that From Software have been hard at work on this Soldiers' Soul IP since before Dark Souls 3 had wrapped, but who knows. (more...)
An unfortunate memento of the total eclipse: Eye damage An unfortunate memento of the total eclipse: Eye damage
- December 08, 2017

At least one young woman suffered eye damage as a result of unsafe viewing of the recent total solar eclipse, according to a report published Thursday, but it doesn't appear that many such injuries occurred. Imaging shows a crescent-shaped injury to the woman's eye resulting from direct sun-gazing. We' will witness another total solar eclipse in 2024, so let this serve as a warning - the sun is a risky ball of fire and you need eye protection if you're going to look at it, eclipse or not. (more...)
New Sea of Thieves Trailer Finally Uncovers the Release Date New Sea of Thieves Trailer Finally Uncovers the Release Date
- December 08, 2017

Rare also revealed on Twitter those who participated in Sea of Thieves' alpha will also get a chance to join the beta. The controller is now listed for $74.99 United States dollars and will be released February 6th, 2018. With the long-awaited swash-buckling sea-roaming treasure-hunting title is set to make its debut for Xbox One and Windows 10. It didn't get a lot of love during the show but I know there are some diehard Rare fans as well as Xbox owners really looking forward to ... (more...)
Peru's Guerrero given one-year suspension Peru's Guerrero given one-year suspension
- December 08, 2017

Cocaine is categorized as a stimulant and is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of performance-enhancing substances. While playing for Hamburger SV in 2010, Guerrero threw a water bottle at a fan who had been heckling him, hitting him in the face and drawing a five-match suspension. (more...)
The Redmi 5A is Xiaomi Malaysia's most affordable smartphone The Redmi 5A is Xiaomi Malaysia's most affordable smartphone
- December 08, 2017

While the company hasn't revealed the availability of the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in India, you can expect the phones to reach the country soon given the company's past track record. The duo comes in blue, gold, rose gold, and black. The Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. It is powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. (more...)
A Way Out gets playful new trailer A Way Out gets playful new trailer
- December 08, 2017

So pre-order the game now an Download the Friends Pass Free Trail. From Hazelight Studios, creators of *Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons* comes an exclusively co-op adventure unlike anything you've played before. A Way Out is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on March 23, 2018 . A Way Out is a story-based game that looks like it should be a mostly single-player experience, but it is very much a linear co-op game that forces you to work together with another player to proceed in the ... (more...)
NGT holds Art of Living Foundation responsible for damage to floodplain NGT holds Art of Living Foundation responsible for damage to floodplain
- December 08, 2017

The Art of Living Foundation, in a statement, said: "We maintain that AOL has not caused any damage". Meanwhile, the AoL has said it will move the Supreme Court against the verdict. Environmentalists had vocally objected to organising the World Culture Festival on the ecologically fragile Yamuna banks - which included a 7-acre stage for 35,000 musicians and dancers, newly built dirt tracks and 650 portable toilets across 1,000 acres. (more...)
OnePlus 5T update brings new optimisations and improvements OnePlus 5T update brings new optimisations and improvements
- December 08, 2017

As always, this is a progressive roll-out, so if you don't have the update just yet, you can easily force your phone to see it by connecting to a VPN with an exit in Germany and check for the update again. With the Oreo update, the OnePlus 5 client is relied upon to get a recently updated warning board, Face Unlock feature from the OnePlus 5T, PIP Mode, new Camera and display interface, and a couple of different features. (more...)
Close call along the coast to bring flurries, snow showers for some Close call along the coast to bring flurries, snow showers for some
- December 08, 2017

Monday night: Mostly cloudy. Even colder temperatures will arrive by the middle of next week with high temperatures in the middle 20's. Skies should begin to clear out and will be mostly clear. Outside of the mountains temps will hover in the mid-upper 30s all day. We'll calm down for a bit late Saturday and most of Sunday with a few, lingering snow showers, providing little to no additional accumulation. (more...)
Bulletstorm and Vanishing of Ethan Carter Devs Collaborate On Witchfire Bulletstorm and Vanishing of Ethan Carter Devs Collaborate On Witchfire
- December 08, 2017

It will be interesting to see what the melding of these two genres brings when the game finally releases. Witchfire takes place in a gritty, dark world, full of monsters and zombies running rampant as you try to survive. Have you been wondering what we've been up to lately? There's no set release date for Witchfire at the moment, nor did the trailer reveal what platforms the game would be available on. (more...)
Google Search Celebrity Questions Will Now Be Answered Directly With Selfies Google Search Celebrity Questions Will Now Be Answered Directly With Selfies
- December 08, 2017

These videos will remain self-recorded to maintain the originality of the concept. For now, pick up your phone to search for one of the people mentioned above-you just might find a surprise video answer waiting for you. For certain searches about these celebrities, a selfie-style video will appear at the top of the page, where the celebrity answers the question. In a blog post that was published on December 7, Product Manager Rami Banna announced that some searches on Google will now ... (more...)
SoulCalibur VI Announced At The Game Awards 2017 SoulCalibur VI Announced At The Game Awards 2017
- December 08, 2017

The series debuted in the late 90s in arcades and on the Sega Dreamcast, and its last entry, Soulcalibur V , came out on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012. Bandai Namco should be releasing more information on Soul Calibur 6 in the near future. Soulcalibur is considered one of the best fighting games of all time by many. The new trailer for the game can be found below, and features plenty of action, as well as hints of how well the co-op will work within the game. (more...)
Huawei brings Android 8.0 Oreo to its Honor V9 and Honor 9 Huawei brings Android 8.0 Oreo to its Honor V9 and Honor 9
- December 08, 2017

Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will enter PUBG 1.0 launch on December 20 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will enter PUBG 1.0 launch on December 20
- December 08, 2017

It's also probably really hot and sweaty. We wanted to go the opposite direction of having lush fields and forests and arrived at the harsh and unforgiving desert of what we can now reveal is Miramar . With PUBG hitting the Xbox One next week, it will be interesting to see how different the game is on the Xbox One versus the PC version. With the amount of rubberbanding going on in the test servers at its worst moments, hopefully, this third wave of testing will bring forth a ton of ... (more...)
YouTube could launch a new music streaming service in March YouTube could launch a new music streaming service in March
- December 08, 2017

Warner Music Group has reportedly already signed on to the service, while Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and independent label digital rights agency Merlin are now in talks. At the moment YouTube is reportedly also in talks with a number of artists. If a new YouTube music streaming service was announced, it would be interesting to see how it would fit in the firm's current portfolio of products. (more...)
Is Vine coming back? Video app founder tweets cryptic message Is Vine coming back? Video app founder tweets cryptic message
- December 08, 2017

Vine was founded by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll in June 2012 in Florida. It originated in Florida. So, if Vine 2 happens, will you welcome it? But Vine struggled to hold on to its accounts. Despite being used (and loved) by millions, Twitter chose to kill off the social network, which used 6-second videos, in January 2017. Vine was launched in 2013 as a short video platform that worked in conjunction with Twitter. (more...)