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Samsung will unveil its next Gear S smartwatch on August 30th Samsung will unveil its next Gear S smartwatch on August 30th
- August 23, 2017

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a replacement for the Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker that was released a year ago. Samsung has partnered up with Speedo who will be providing an app for tracking aquatics activities. You'll be able to install the same apps and watchfaces from the Galaxy App Store, the screen is still a curved AMOLED display, there's integrated Global Positioning System for tracking runs, and Samsung is promising between three and four days of battery life. (more...)
Nintendo Switch-Exclusive Rocket League Cars Revealed And Look Awesome Nintendo Switch-Exclusive Rocket League Cars Revealed And Look Awesome
- August 23, 2017

Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, revealed the Nintendo exclusive Battle-Cars coming to Rocket League in a new trailer . Not only that but the image implies we'll see a Power Star boost trail. This means you can still show off your Nintendo flair even if you opt to not use one of the new cars. The two cars are identical except for the color, and the one you get will depend on which team you're on. (more...)
Twitter celebrates 10 years of hashtags Twitter celebrates 10 years of hashtags
- August 23, 2017

There was time when I used to question the existence of the hashtag. And for that, we are surely #blessed. Not long after, Twitter developers added code to hyperlink the hashtags, making them easier to follow. As you'd expect from a platform that thrives on live events, five of Twitter's top 10 hashtags in the last decade have been from awards shows: #MTVHottest, #MTVStars, #KCA, #iHeartAwards and #BestFanArmy. (more...)
Ferrari Portofino revealed - 600hp Ferrari Portofino revealed - 600hp "entry-level" gets serious
- August 23, 2017

Based on its specs, it's clear Ferrari has now done the job it should have done with the California T . For starters, the Portofino (the name rolls off the tongue nicely) is powered by an improved version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, which now produces 592 hp at 7500 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque from 3000 to 5250 rpm. (more...)
When Is the Next Solar Eclipse in North America? When Is the Next Solar Eclipse in North America?
- August 23, 2017

From the vantage point of the Upper Peninsula, this eclipse wasn't a total eclipse , but was a partial eclipse where roughly 70% of the sun was obscured by the moon. In March 30, 2052, another total eclipse will barely scrape by a few Southern U.S. states. Many people scrambling to get their hands on the special glasses before Monday afternoon. (more...)
Experience the eclipse from where it all started Experience the eclipse from where it all started
- August 23, 2017

Millions of Americans have been enthralled as they gazed up at the sky to watch a total solar eclipse . The last time Americans witnessed a total solar eclipse was less than four decades ago, in 1979. Here you can see the "Bailey's Beads" effect during a total solar eclipse viewed from the Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience on August 21, 2017 in Madras, Oregon. (more...)
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Gets New Story Trailer Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Gets New Story Trailer
- August 23, 2017

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was originally planned to be released in 2017, but unfortunately, it had to be delayed to 2018. The Kingdom of Eruzea attacks the space elevator that caused territorial disputes against Eorzea, and as the opposing nation retaliates by hitting a the Erusea's capital city, things become muddled, and the blame game begins. (more...)
Ariel also joining the electric hypercar party Ariel also joining the electric hypercar party
- August 23, 2017

The vehicle is using the codename Ariel P40 right now and it is a beast. The P40 is powered by four separate electric motors, each producing 295bhp. These are fed from a 42kWh liquid-cooled battery mounted at the centre of the auto. To ensure order, advanced electronic traction control and torque vectoring systems are deployed, along with a regenerative braking function. (more...)
Elon Musk just unveiled the SpaceX spacesuit Elon Musk just unveiled the SpaceX spacesuit
- August 23, 2017

The company's CEO shared the image on Wednesday, which will serve as the official outfit for future missions. On August 20th, Elon Musk tweeted that we would soon get a glimpse of what the next generation of spacesuits for NASA may look like. (more...)
Apple puts brakes on self-driving auto project, report says Apple puts brakes on self-driving auto project, report says
- August 23, 2017

Originally, Apple was looking at ways to redesign vehicle interiors without a steering wheel or gas pedals, ways to add virtual or augmented reality into displays, new light and ranging detection sensors (lidar), spherical steering wheels, a carOS, and more. (more...)
Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Gameplay Shows Operation: Breakout Gameplay Call of Duty: WW2 Multiplayer Gameplay Shows Operation: Breakout Gameplay
- August 23, 2017

The preparation in the Firing Range will prove that the gamer is tops in the 1v1 Pit. This actually looks pretty great to see in the trailer as players line up to watch a test of skill between two players. Pre-order CoD: WWII on disc or digital download and get Private Beta Access. Call of Duty: WWII will be released for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 3. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact prices leaked Sony Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact prices leaked
- August 23, 2017

Sony Mobile Communications owes United States customers who purchased certain models of Sony Xperia devices 50 percent of the cost of the device. What does that mean to us: It looks like Sony has done some unethical thing to procure water resistance rating, as the devices are not holding well against the same. (more...)
Major changes coming to Overwatch's sixth competitive season Major changes coming to Overwatch's sixth competitive season
- August 23, 2017

However, it is important to note that Blizzard will apply certain competitive points adjustments to compensate for the shorter seasons. Players will be given more competitive points per win . Blizzard used to place players a little lower than where they should have been to give the feeling of improvement. "It felt wrong deflating you on objective just so you would have a sense of progression later". (more...)
Lamborghini Launches Luxurious Alpha-One Smartphone Worth $2500 Lamborghini Launches Luxurious Alpha-One Smartphone Worth $2500
- August 23, 2017

I understand people's phone choices say something about their personalities, so what does the luxury Lamborghini phone say about the person who uses it? Lamborghini states that there are no VAT charges applied on the mentioned price and buyers are responsible for the custom taxes. (more...)
Google and Walmart are partnering for a Voice Shipping Google and Walmart are partnering for a Voice Shipping
- August 23, 2017

This is quite an open challenge to Amazon. Google and Walmart have announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall. The Walmart integration will go live in around a month's time, and you can sign up to be notified on Express . The benefit of online voice shopping is that customers can reuse their shopping list specifically for everyday used household items. (more...)
Civil War Re-enactors Consider The Use Of The Confederate Flag Civil War Re-enactors Consider The Use Of The Confederate Flag
- August 23, 2017

Those numbers exceeded losses in all wars fought by the USA up to the Vietnam conflict combined. In Lee County, the NAACP called for the removal of a portrait of Robert E. Some see them as symbols of state's rights. Even with this heated debate unsettled, 30 cities are still working to remove Confederate monuments. More respondents (39%) actually believe removing the Confederate monuments would hurt race relations instead. (more...)
Eclipse glasses recycling program to be offered Eclipse glasses recycling program to be offered
- August 23, 2017

On the morning after the Great American Eclipse, many may be wondering what to do with those eclipse glasses that were so highly coveted on Monday, but now won't be useful for years. The organization raises money to be able to buy new solar eclipse glasses , but the donations coming from America will greatly benefit it and its students worldwide. (more...)
Google searches for 'my eyes hurt' spiked to record high Monday Google searches for 'my eyes hurt' spiked to record high Monday
- August 23, 2017

With the sun nearly covered, it's comfortable to stare, and protective reflexes like blinking and pupil contraction are a lot less likely to kick in than on a normal day. That overloading of photo receptors can take a few minutes to recover from, but it doesn't cause any damage to your eyes. So what if you made the same mistake as Trump and looked up with your unprotected eyes? That can cause after-image effects similar to looking at a very bright light or a flash from a camera, or it can ... (more...)
Ronaldo unhappy as latest appeal against five-match ban reportedly fails Ronaldo unhappy as latest appeal against five-match ban reportedly fails
- August 23, 2017

He was then shown a second yellow card after being adjudged by referee Ricardo de Burgos to have dived, Ronaldo then pushing the official in the back. "Thanks to my teammates for the support and the fans!" The ban ruled Ronaldo out of the Super Cup second leg and Madrid's first La Liga match of the season against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. (more...)
Today Analysts Focus on eBay Inc. (EBAY), Fitbit, Inc. (FIT)
- August 23, 2017

The current trading volume of 7.56 sits 17.39% higher than the past 3 month's readings, indicating near-term traders have been more active toward FIT than usual of late. Mean recommendation is rated on a 1 to 5 scale. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Wedbush on Thursday, November 3. Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 14 analysts Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT)'s price will reach at $6.71 during 52 weeks. (more...)
Nigerian President Buhari returns home after treatment in London Nigerian President Buhari returns home after treatment in London
- August 23, 2017

Some mocked the irony of the rat story because Mr Buhari is nicknamed the '"Lion President". A statement by the Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani ), said the group demands proactive strategies and appreciable actions by President Buhari especially in the area of security of lives and properties. (more...)
USA warns of 'strong' action if N. Korea initiates strike USA warns of 'strong' action if N. Korea initiates strike
- August 23, 2017

The comments break from Trump's message that the US would respond with "fire and fury" to North Korean aggression. In view of North Korea's unpredictable behaviour, the United States and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation with India, South Korea and Australia. (more...)
Tesla Model X takes on Lamborghini Aventador SV in epic drag race Tesla Model X takes on Lamborghini Aventador SV in epic drag race
- August 23, 2017

Luckily for us, the folks over at the DragTimes YouTube channel have set a Tesla Model X P100D (starts at around £72,000) - with "ludicrous mode" activated, naturally - against a Lamborghini Aventador SV (starts at around £315,000) in a thoroughly entertaining drag race. (more...)
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Gamescom Trailer Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Gamescom Trailer
- August 23, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm will tell the story of our sixteen-year-old rebel Chloe Price three years prior to Life Is Strange . Unfortunately, it's more of a cinematic trailer that doesn't delve into gameplay. Rachel says at one point in the trailer, hitting any fan of the original game hard. The second trailer details what comes in the Deluxe Edition of the game, including new outfits to dress Chloe in. (more...)
Google introduces 'Google Enterprise' with more robust management tools Google introduces 'Google Enterprise' with more robust management tools
- August 23, 2017

Standard Chrome OS works with Chrome User Preference Sync, cloud & native printing, multi-layered security & automatic updates, Chrome remote desktop, and Application Virtualization Support. This, Google says , is where the Active Directory integration comes in. The paid service will allow companies to manage multiple devices running Chrome, and includes support for Microsoft Active Directory and VMware Workspace One, as well as managed or custom storefronts in the Play service. (more...)
You saw the eclipse - so should you see the eye doctor? You saw the eclipse - so should you see the eye doctor?
- August 23, 2017

As The New York Times reported on Monday, humans cannot see infrared light coming from the sun, but it can cause damage that won't heal. Ralph Chou, a professor emeritus of optometry and vision science at the University of Waterloo in Canada, told NPR the chances of suffering eye damage are low if you quickly glanced at the eclipse for a second. (more...)
A Korean pickup? Hyundai moves forward with plans for a truck A Korean pickup? Hyundai moves forward with plans for a truck
- August 23, 2017

The plans were detailed in a new Reuters report, which cites Michael J. O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai's US unit, told Reuters Tuesday the South Korean auto manufacturer would develop a pickup similar to a concept vehicle named Santa Cruz unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show . (more...)
Samsung Finally Extends Bixby Voice Feature To Over 200 Countries Samsung Finally Extends Bixby Voice Feature To Over 200 Countries
- August 23, 2017

That's probably because the voice-powered AI's rollout outside Korea and the United States is nowhere near as impressive as it sounds. With its iterative deep learning technology, Bixby is created to improve over time to recognize the customer's personal preferences and ways of speaking. (more...)
Street Projections and Growth Recap for Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)
- August 22, 2017

It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Finally, Sippican Capital Advisors raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 54.5% in the first quarter. Therefore 37% are positive. Global Hunter Securities upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. Sir Cap Management LP has 1.35 million shares for 2.28% of their portfolio. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) gets TENAA certified Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) gets TENAA certified
- August 22, 2017

Other Samsung handsets that are expected to get Android 7.0 Nougat update but are yet to be listed on Wi-Fi Alliance include Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Galaxy C7 Pro and Galaxy C5 Pro. More importantly, specifications have been listed for the device, including an unspecified quad-core processor at 1.4 GHz, running an 8-inch screen with a 1,280 by 800-pixel resolution of an unknown technology. (more...)