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Xbox One S sales tempt gamers before next new console "X"

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Spencer has also confirmed that Microsoft will "show off more" of the Crackdown during the Gamescom event running from August 22 through 26in Cologne, Germany. Microsoft claims the Xbox One X delivers the world's best gaming performance for a console. The Xbox One X is a supped up version of Xbox One which will be released on November 7, 2017. Read More »

Highlights Of RIL AGM: JioPhone, Akash And Isha Ambani

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The scrip of Dish TV India plunged 5.85 per cent, Sun TV Network went down by 2.65 per cent, Hathway Cable & Datacom fell 2.58 per cent, GTPL Hathway (2.28 per cent) and Den Networks (0.13 per cent) on BSE. Meanwhile, the data plans for JioPhone start from Rs 153. Currently, there are no feature phones in the market, which support 4G services, including voice telephony. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Unveiled

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Conveniently forgetting the Lincoln Blackwood and Mark LT and the Cadillac Escalade EXT-or, more likely, throwing massive shade at those American automakers-Mercedes has declared that its new X-class is "the first pickup from a premium manufacturer". Read More »

Destiny 2 Beta is Here: Everything You Need to Know

Bungie released a patch for the beta earlier, updating the client to version 1.02. What is Destiny 2's Termite Error? You've still not pre-ordered? And if you're on PC, don't worry - you'll be able to try out the beta in late August. Read More »

IBM launches IBM Z, a revamped mainframe with pervasive data encryption

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Ross Mauri, general manager IBM Z, gave out an (unencrypted) canned quote saying: "The vast majority of stolen or leaked data today is in the open and easy to use because encryption has been very hard and expensive to do at scale". Pund-IT analyst Charles King says, however, that the container pricing approach has the potential to be more cost-effective in the long run than earlier mainframe pricing schemes. Read More »

Republican senator: no reason not to pass Russia sanctions bill

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Finger-pointing going back and forth between the parties and congressional chambers is holding up a final vote, even after the Senate passed it overwhelmingly last month. The Senate passed the Iran and Russian Federation sanctions measure last month but the House parliamentarian ruled that late-added language violated the Origination Clause of the Constitution, creating a so-called blue slip issue. Read More »

5 judge Constitution Bench of SC to hear Aadhaar related matters

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The five-judge would begin the hearing from July 18. A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will sit next week to examine a plethora of issues arising out of the Aadhaar identification system, including whether the unique identity number invades the right to privacy. Read More »

Internet reacts to Ivanka sitting in for Trump at G20 meeting

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Mr Trump returned a short while later to retake his seat between the British prime minister and the Chinese president. "Telling that pic of Ivanka at G-20 table was posted by Russian staff", CNN's Ana Navarro wrote on Twitter . The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. This is a bit of a surprise from someone who, less than a month ago, told Fox News she tries to stay out of politics . Read More »

Destiny 2 Open Beta Dated, Video Available

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Those specific dates will be announced later. As for PC players, the beta is set to begin in August. The open beta period, which is available to anyone that downloads Destiny 2 , will end on July 23. The Strike can be played by you and two friends, or you can utilise the Matchmaking to introduce you to a Fireteam of Guardians. According to newly revealed info, the Farm can hold nearly 26 players at a time. Read More »

This company is making a smartphone with holographic display

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Moreover, the company has named this smartphone , Hydrogen . 2D, 3D, VR, AR, and MR content can all be viewed, including RED's own Hydrogen 4-View content (H4V). On it, there will be a USB-C charging port, a MicroSD card slot. This is also definitely for camera pros. Along with the holographic display, the Hydrogen One has a modular system that will allow the installation of new components. Read More »

Asus ZenFone AR Rumored To Launch In India On July 13th

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The ZenFone 4 Max is priced for about 13,900 rubles, about 235USD, and that's for the low-end variant of the device that features 2GB RAM and 15 gigs of storage . The ZenFone 4 Max can be used to recharge your second smartphone right out of the box, thanks to the doubled outbound charging speeds and the included OTG cable right in the box. Read More »

Moto M2 with MediaTek Helio P20 to launch in October

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You would be forgiven if you forgot all about Motorola's Moto X , the original Moto device that helped the then Google subsidiary become relevant again in the smartphone space. It also has a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card. Keeping the lights on is a 2800mAh capacity removable battery with fast charging support. Read More »

Holiday travelers are amazed at OH gas prices

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This week's statewide average of $2.05 per gallon is two cents lower than last week at this time. AAA says record refinery rates, high gasoline and crude inventory are among the contributing factors causing the downard price trend. For those hoping to visit Orlando theme parks and stay at on-site or nearby hotels, hopefully, you made reservations ahead of time and expect to stand in a lot of lines with Orlando being AAA's number one expected travel destination for the Fourth of July ... Read More »

JJ Redick Rumors: 76ers, Timberwolves, Nets Interested in SG

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After building up a talented young core with the likes of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and rookie Markelle Fultz, the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly added a top-end free agent. In fact, I actually didn't like the idea of them pursuing Redick, because I feared that the veteran guard would command at least a three-year deal. Instead, the Sixers were able to get him to sign off on a short-term deal by taking advantage of their wealth of cap space and overpaying him for one season, and the ... Read More »

Collin County Sheriff's Office issues warning about new Snapchat feature

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If you are not interested in making your location known, use the " Ghost Mode " button. Last week, Snapchat launched Snap Map , a function that shares your exact location with your friends on a map. Until recently, Snapchat allowed users to share locations using geo-filters. "If I had a friend that was at a concert and I wasn't there, I could see where she was at and see where other people were at, and pretty much be at that concert via Snapchat", she said . Read More »

Xbox One X preview

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Microsoft has been keen to include its PC user base in future gaming plans as shown by the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which debuted past year. Microsoft showed the new Xbox One X at E3 2017 and it is a attractive machine but inessential. Read More »

Modern Warfare Remastered standalone confirmed, PS4 users get first shot

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This re-release sports a handful of upgrades, including new higher resolution textures, lighting and rendering upgrades, enhanced sound effects, and a few quality of life upgrades. There's no concrete news on the Xbox One and PC versions right now, but given it's only a timed exclusive we'd expect it to arrive in a month. Anyone seeking a copy of Infinite Warfare can still purchase The Legacy addition for $49.99 (Xbox One). Read More »

Microsoft Wants To Bring Xbox Emulation Onto The PC

Microsoft looks to take the lead in the 4kKgaming world with what they are calling the smallest and 'most powerful console ever.' The claim doesn't look to be that farfetched as the system is significantly more powerful than Sony's Playstation 4 Pro and can run some games at an awesome 4k/60 frames per second. Read More »

Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft

Sunday. The Carolina Hurricanes will lose a player when the Vegas Golden Knights , the NHL's newly minted team, finally stocks their roster next week. The list is likely moot as the Vegas Golden Knights are expected to claim Fleury, meaning the rest of the players on the list will remain with the Penguins. Read More »

The Nintendo Switch May Finally Be Catching Up With Demand

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Fils-Aime: Internal, right. Exactly. However, many gamers are wondering why the second game is coming only to the handheld system and not to the hybrid console. The Virtual Console was a success for the Wii and Wii U, but it remains to be absent for the Switch. When it was pointed out that plugging a headset into a mobile phone seems cumbersome, Fils-Aime responded that what we have seen so far is just a single execution by one particular supplier, and that there will be other solutions. Read More »

Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron said in a joint statement this week they would get tough on internet services that don't do more to help fight online radicalization. "Already, the majority of accounts we remove for terrorism we find ourselves", they continued. It using algorithms to detect and remove terrorist clusters and collaborating with its other platforms including WhatsApp and Instagram to take action against terrorism. Read More »

Sony PlayStation E3 2017 press conference livestream

There were also trailers for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, The Last Guardian , Nioh, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Persona 5. There is more polish to the game now though there is no solid release date for it. There's even less to go on for Nintendo's big announcement about Metroid 4 , but it's definitely one to get a little geared up for. Japan Studio is making another game: this time a sequel to launch title Knack, which is unsurprisingly called Knack 2 . Read More »

IPhone 8 And IPhone 7S Parts Leak

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Also worth noting is that the back panels are made out of glass panels instead of aluminium and this perhaps has something to do with the wireless charging functionality that is expected to debut with the next iteration of iPhone . Both the panels confirm the rumors the surrounding the highly anticipated iPhone 8 (aka iPhone X). Various reports, such as from ValueWalk , have claimed that Apple may only have a very few number of iPhone 8 units on hand after the September announcement. Read More »

E3 2017: Shadow of the Colossus Coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018

The unexpected reveal of Shadow of the Colossus during PlayStation's E3 2017 Media Showcase was a rare moment of true surprise and delight. Sony had previously added a remaster of Shadow of the Colossus to its PlayStation 3 library back in 2011, and now 5 years later it seems like gamers are for yet another nostalgic treat involving the title. Read More »

Watch the trailer for the just-announced Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

The turn based combat looks to be excellent for both newcomers and strategy fans alike, with each character having their own unique combat skills. A bright, colourful, and deep Nintendo Switch exclusive from Ubisoft. well, it looks a lot like XCOM , only with shells. Mario mechanics also show up, though, as you can use warp pipes to navigate the battlefield and jump off your allies' heads to move further in a turn. Read More »

Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords More Easily with iOS 11

Apple is now enforcing its official method as the only way for an app to request feedback. As for the individual pages of the apps, Apple has chosen to highlight reviews, placing more emphasis on Editor's Choice for instance. It also offers information when legitimate apps are tracking you and looking at some sensitive information on your phone, such as your contacts and phone log. Read More »

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: Which One Should Get Your $1300?

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It also comes with a beautifully crisp 27-inch Retina 5K display , flawless working on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. Here is everything you need to know about the iPad Pro 10.5. The latest version of macOS is High Sierra , and it while it doesn't reinvent the wheel, it has a lot of features we're looking forward to. Read More »

Astros scratch Keuchel from start at Kansas City

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With Dallas Keuchel a game-time scratch, the Astros replaced him with Dayan Diaz , who was just called up from the minors. "He was sick all the way through Arlington", Hinch said. The Astros are looking for their 12th consecutive victory on Tuesday, which would match the club record shared by the 1999 and 2004 teams. "They're a good ballclub". Read More »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Schiller said the HomePod will be deeply integrated with the Apple Music streaming music service. "Just like we did with portable music, we want to reinvent home music", CEO Tim Cook said. There is talk of updates to the Mac and iPad series to be announced at the Conference. iOS 11 is unrolling new features like P2P Apple Pay (basically Venmo) from within iMessage, a new portrait mode for the camera, and - brace for it - a male version of Siri. Read More »

Apple to launch home speaker rival to Amazon Echo, Google Home

According to Bloomberg , manufacturing of the device has already begun, with Inventec building it for Apple . For several months now, Apple employees have been secretly testing the device in their own homes. Apple is said to be planning to allow third-party companies to develop their own services for the Siri speaker , though it will face a long catch-up process behind Alexa and the Google Assistant. Read More »

Neill Blomkamp Releases a Teaser Trailer for New Short Film

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The aim for Oats Studios is to release free short films over YouTube while also offering a paid version of the same film over Steam , which would include more assets like concept art, 3D models, VFX content, etc. Check out the Oats Studios website for... well, not MUCH more information, but presumably there will be more details there soon. As noted by io9, Blomkamp has previously expressed a desire to use Valve's Steam as a distribution for short films, but neither the teaser video ... Read More »

Waze's carpooling app might start showing ads

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In a separate interview with CNBC, Fried said during the pilot programs, Waze learned how to optimize waiting and driving times for both riders and drivers to make they have convenient experience. The app charges riders what it calculates as their share of the cost of gas for a ride, and the driver gets everything. After three months in operation, Waze Carpool is growing from its current San Francisco Bay Area limits to the entire state of California starting on June 6th, according to ... Read More »

Super Nintendo World? It Could Be a Thing Judging by Trademark Filing

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Elsewhere, there's mention of arcade video game machines, costume rental and, oddly, "rental of storage media storing programs" for both arcade, handheld and smartphone "game machines". It isn't clear if the Nintendo-themed accommodations will be whole new resorts or remodels of existing properties, but I'm already imagining an array of themed rooms I could stay in for a small fortune. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Game Lost Sphear Announced

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Lost Sphear is about a boy named Kanata who, after experiencing a very odd dream, awakens to find his entire town is disappearing and only he is unaffected. If you pre-order the physical release for the Switch or PlayStation 4, you can get two exclusive music tracks on launch day from Square Enix's online store . Read More »

'Overwatch' Teases Something New Coming Involving The Horizon Lunar Colony

The fictional company Lucheng Interstellar said in a fake press conference that they discovered the colony's databases and monitoring systems are still operational, potentially referencing a new map. Overwatch's Horizon Lunar Colony was, according to in-game fiction, "established as a first step for humanity's renewed exploration of space". A Moon map will be a cool addition to the shooter, and perhaps it can also include the gravitational effects of battling in space. Read More »

Sonic Mania Adds New Zone, Release Date

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Those of you still pinching yourselves due to the very existence Sonic Mania should pinch just that little bit harder; today the game's release date has finally been announced! It will come to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch , Xbox One , and PC on August 15, 2017. Read More »

Android Pay may launch in Canada on May 31

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Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russian Federation - which means you'll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones. And now, we have an expected launch date for Canada as well. There has been no comment on this matter from Google or Stripe. It's unclear how widespread bank support will be for Android Pay when it launches. Read More »

Lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching

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The city of New Orleans has spent the past few weeks uprooting and moving Confederate monuments, including statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, out of sight. Oliver apologized for his comments Monday. The New Orleans statue removal has been a topic filled with controversy. Gunn has supported removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the MS state flag, but has said he can not get enough support from the Republican House lawmakers. Read More »

IPhone 8 phone design

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Unlike the iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are said to be using LCD display rather than OLED. Crucially, the report claims Apple has accepted the higher quote, meaning the iPhone 8 will one-up the Galaxy S8 by featuring an edge-to-edge display and retaining the front-mounting print reader - if the reports out of China are accurate, of course. Read More »

Google Could Give a Glimpse of Standalone VR Device at I/O 2017

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The new units are expected to be ready for retail purchasers before the end of the year with units from HTC and Lenovo in the pipeline. "We are thrilled to once again work with Google and offer a powerful premium Snapdragon experience for devices on the Daydream platform", said Keith Kressin, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies. Read More »

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

That echoes Amazon's Echo speaker. When you click a search result or a link, Android O will fire up a nice, rich app-like environment that makes it easy to read and share an article, or buy that thing on that site. The company envisions a world in which awesome photos are no longer left on people's phones because other pressing things in life got in the way. This feature will support calling landlines and mobile phones in the United States and Canada, and it'll roll out to Google Home ... Read More »

Google to Reportedly Launch Google Assistant for iOS

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However, like Google, Apple is investing more into CarPlay to make it a built-in vehicle feature. Infotainment systems are becoming far more common in cars than they were a few years ago. We will bring you news as it develops, or if there will be non-developments in this area. Google hopes that people will begin using this feature even on iOS, which might end up causing some people to switch to Android altogether. Read More »