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Take A Look At More Metal Gear Survive Beta Footage Take A Look At More Metal Gear Survive Beta Footage
- January 18, 2018

Most of what players will see in the single-player game can be achieved in about 20 hours according to Konami, but the focus on the "survive" aspect of the title is the primary driver in the game's design, leading to not only an open world but co-operative multiplayer. (more...)
Apple HomePod may launch soon as supplier reportedly ships first batch Apple HomePod may launch soon as supplier reportedly ships first batch
- January 17, 2018

The feature is now out of beta here in the States and the U.K. Asking Siri for the news will default to NPR in the USA and the BBC in the U.K. If you're so inclined, you can also switch to Fox News , CNN , and The Washington Post or Sky News and LBC , respectively - because where you get your information is a particularly hot button top in the age of the Fake News Awards. (more...)
Wesbanco Bank Inc. Has $20.79 Million Position in Amazon.com, Inc
- January 17, 2018

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.56 million shares versus an average volume of 0.9 million shares during last trading session. About 8.90M shares traded. A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in AMZN. Nomura reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $950.00 target price on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns This Week on PS4 Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Returns This Week on PS4
- January 17, 2018

If Android 21 does this move to Goku, she will be able to use Kamehameha. When she transforms and enters combat, her skin turns pink, her hair white, her eyes red, and she sprouts a tail. And an "A" rating for her ease to use. On a related note, today it's also been confirmed that Android 21, the new character created just for the game by Akira Toriyama himself, will be among the playable characters. (more...)
Apple to make $350B contribution to U.S. economy over 5 years Apple to make $350B contribution to U.S. economy over 5 years
- January 17, 2018

Apple says it plans to make a "direct contribution" of $30 billion to the United States over the next 5 years, and also announced plans for a new campus that will result in the hiring of 20,000 new employees. The Apple news comes as companies in the US are recalculating their tax bills due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The company's new Apple campus - separate from its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters - will initially house technical customer support. (more...)
Google launches Cloud AutoML, wants AI available for all businesses Google launches Cloud AutoML, wants AI available for all businesses
- January 17, 2018

Cloud AutoML , which will eventually expand beyond images, is supposed to help bridge the gap between the companies that need custom machine learning tools and the handful that are able to pay top dollar for the technical talent needed to implement those same tools. (more...)
Camila Cabello Had a Rough Night Before Her Album Released Camila Cabello Had a Rough Night Before Her Album Released
- January 17, 2018

Despite the album dropping a week before her Beats 1 interview and subsequently dominating global charts , Camila recalls being scared to death of how things would turn out. "This is it, this is it" because I heard the furniture moving around, and I was like, 'Who's in the room?'" "Yeah, I'm 100 percent down because I love them so much". (more...)
Koreas discuss Northern art troupe's visit during Olympics Koreas discuss Northern art troupe's visit during Olympics
- January 17, 2018

North and South Korea have held talks to discuss Pyongyang's participation at the Winter Olympics . Next month, there will be not one, but two skaters - ice dance darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - leading the way with the red-and-white Maple Leaf as Canada's Olympic team begins its medal quest at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. (more...)
Bitcoins tumbles 20% as fears of cryptocurrency crackdown linger Bitcoins tumbles 20% as fears of cryptocurrency crackdown linger
- January 17, 2018

In addition, crypto exchange Kraken was down for longer than expected to upgrade its trading platform. The popularly of cryptocurrencies in South Korea helped drive the popularly of Bitcoin in the past months. That seems logical, since investors in South Korea and Japan seem exhausted of overpaying for cryptos, as again reported by Business Insider . The government in China already banned initial coin offerings (ICOs ) past year, on top of banning local cryptocurrency exchanges . (more...)
China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for United States market China's GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for United States market
- January 17, 2018

According to the company spokesman, Trumpchi means "legend" in Chinese language. The GA4, then, was more a display of GAC's abilities as a carmaker as opposed to its first step in USA sales. GAC would also bring one of its most popular brands - the Trumpchi - to the U.S. He says the company's vehicle quality will be ready for U.S. buyers, and it will work with USA partners to meet stricter United States safety standards. (more...)
Smartphone Meizu M6S can get a built-in screen dactyloscopy Smartphone Meizu M6S can get a built-in screen dactyloscopy
- January 17, 2018

Also, this set is unique: this is the first Meizu handset that boasts a full-screen design and with the 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset comes with 3GB of RAM and a choice of 32GB or 64GB of included storage, the device also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and high end cameras on the front and back. (more...)
Microsoft is working on a new Xbox Elite Controller Microsoft is working on a new Xbox Elite Controller
- January 17, 2018

It's unclear when the new Elite controller will hit the market and if it will cost the same price as the previous version. Details first appeared on the Chinese website Baidu , which provided a few pictures of the alleged controller that can be seen below. (more...)
Pakistan welcomes talks between the two Koreas Pakistan welcomes talks between the two Koreas
- January 17, 2018

Another significant aspect of creating a unified women's hockey team is that this would be the first time in history that a unified inter-Korean team has competed in the Olympics. "The South Korean authorities had better ponder over what unfavorable results may be entailed by their impolite behavior". North Korea carried out nuclear and missile tests a year ago that triggered harsher United Nations sanctions and worldwide condemnation. (more...)
Suspected meteor lights up Toledo's northern sky, causes sonic boom Suspected meteor lights up Toledo's northern sky, causes sonic boom
- January 17, 2018

The meteor appeared to move generally in the north to south direction over the area. NWS Detroit says they will continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation. There have been no reports of impact, he said, and the meteor likely broke apart and burned up in the atmosphere as most do, he said. "It's a meteor burning up as it's entering the Earth's atmosphere". (more...)
Here's the New Design of Foldable Samsung Galaxy X Here's the New Design of Foldable Samsung Galaxy X
- January 17, 2018

We might wait a while until the mid-range segment will start borrowing Galaxy S8's full screen display style. Another interesting part of the S9 is its stereo audio system, which is a first on Galaxy phones. Previously, according to a leak on Chinese site Weibo, the Galaxy S9 will come in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage option , while there will be a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant as well. (more...)
Samsung's OnePlus Killer Will Hit The Stores On January 20
- January 17, 2018

The launch is set for February 26th, pre-orders begin March 1st and ship/releases March 16th. In a little more than a month's time, the world's leading mobile manufacturers will take to the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to showcase their latest products and other innovations. (more...)
Sega announces Theme Hospital spiritual successor Two Point Hospital Sega announces Theme Hospital spiritual successor Two Point Hospital
- January 17, 2018

The trailer below doesn't reveal too much, but the Aardman Animations style visuals are cute and it clearly has the same sort of sense of humour as the original. For more information about all things Two Point Hospital sign up for our Hospital Pass at www.twopointhospital.com . The game is a throwback to the classic Theme Hospital from Bullfrog Productions. (more...)
Facebook Messenger to be Streamlined and Massively Simplified This Year Facebook Messenger to be Streamlined and Massively Simplified This Year
- January 17, 2018

The company also plans to "continue investing in real time communications" features, like voice and video chat, to help people stay connected via Messenger . You can read all about Facebook's vision for Messenger in 2018 over in Marcus's note, but in the meantime, head down to the comments section and tell us which Messenger features you could live without. (more...)
Sentiment Report: Fox Entertainment Group Inc
- January 16, 2018

It has underperformed by 21.05% the S&P500. Opus Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Genuine Parts Co. Stadium Capital Management Llc decreased Republic Bancorp Inc/Ky (RBCAA) stake by 82.92% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (NYSE:MO), its shares were trading at $69.61 a retreat of $-0.68, on the trading floor. Moreover, Bessemer Group Inc Inc has 0% invested in Republic Bancorp, Inc. (more...)
Lack of safeguards highlighted as Hawaii fake missile alert causes jitters Lack of safeguards highlighted as Hawaii fake missile alert causes jitters
- January 16, 2018

An investigation into what went wrong was underway at the Federal Communications Commission, which sets rules for wireless emergency alerts sent by local, state or federal officials to warn of the threat of hurricanes, wildfires, flash flooding and to announce searches for missing children. (more...)
Last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free Last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
- January 16, 2018

Microsoft is close its free Windows 10 migration offer to users of Windows 8 .1 within the next 24 hours as part of its winding down of support for the unloved operating system . As pointed out on ZDNet , the change will likely have very little effect on uptake of Windows 10 , as enterprises are not exploiting this loophole, and individuals and small businesses that rejected the upgrade for more than two years are unlikely to have much appetite to switch. (more...)
Senate Dems at 50-Vote Mark to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal Senate Dems at 50-Vote Mark to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
- January 16, 2018

If the Democrats can get one more vote from the other side of the aisle, it would be a slap in the face to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, appointed to the post by Trump. Susan Collins, a Republican senator from ME, also supports the bill, setting the stage for a 50-50 tie vote that would have to be broken by Vice President Mike Pence. (more...)
Toyota Avalon dumps the frump, adds new tech for Detroit Toyota Avalon dumps the frump, adds new tech for Detroit
- January 16, 2018

The Lexus-like executive-sized challenger sits on the longest version of Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform, and is sized (if not priced) to go head-to-head with the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 . Toyota has not yet revealed the power output, but we can expect it to be around 300bhp and 350Nm of torque. Toyota says it took a philosophy of "Technical Beauty" in crafting the new Avalon . (more...)
Jio now launches 'More Than Cashback' offer Jio now launches 'More Than Cashback' offer
- January 16, 2018

The Rs 700 is divided in the form of Reliance Jio cashback vouchers worth Rs 400 and Rs 300 on select digital wallets. This new cashback offer is available for Jio prepaid customers who are a part of Jio's Prime Membership program. Reliance Jio users can recharge via Jio stores, MyJio, Jio.com, Reliance Digital, Jio's partner retail stores, JioMoney, Paytm , Amazon Pay , PhonePe, MobiKwik, Axis Pay and Freecharge to get the cashback. (more...)
You can sign up to test PS4 firmware 5.50 right now You can sign up to test PS4 firmware 5.50 right now
- January 16, 2018

It brought in several new features, such as friend list management, and the player feedback was likely extremely valuable. You'll get to try out the new features before anyone else, although this is a beta so somethings may not work correctly. (more...)