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Fable Fortune gets a full release on PC, Xbox this week Fable Fortune gets a full release on PC, Xbox this week
- February 20, 2018

There's a single-player story mode, Heroic Tales, which lets players "experience the dramatic histories of the game's hardy Heroes". Additionally, the developers have announced a series of bonus rewards for all Early Access users, consisting on a series of Fancy Cards as part of their Road to Release log-in event. (more...)
Samsung sharply reduced its OLED display production Samsung sharply reduced its OLED display production
- February 20, 2018

It is not yet clear what will be the production targets in the second quarter, but a further reduction may be possible. Do you guys think Apple will soldier on with the iPhone X design? That's expected to not only include an update to the existing iPhone X, but see at least one more OLED handset join the line-up. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype images leak, hint at curves Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype images leak, hint at curves
- February 20, 2018

It also suggests that the company is moving away from its traditionally boxy, angular handsets and is now embracing curved designs. As per some reports, the Japanese tech giant is likely to launch a new Xperia flagship device which may be dubbed as Xperia XZ1 Compact edition. (more...)
Swype For Android Has Been Officially Discontinued Swype For Android Has Been Officially Discontinued
- February 20, 2018

And, this discontinuation has also been confirmed by Nuance's PR team to XDA Developers . On the company's support page the same message is posted , but mentioning Swype for iOS instead. The app was launched back in 2013 and is still popular. We personally love Google's Gboard a lot. Unfortunately, the custom keyboard's days are numbered as the development of Swype has ended in order to focus on their AI solutions. (more...)
'Endangered' 11-year-old found with alleged abductor in Macon motel 'Endangered' 11-year-old found with alleged abductor in Macon motel
- February 20, 2018

Police tracked the victim's phone to an area in west Bibb County in Georgia where Byrns' auto was located shortly thereafter. Demings says the two met online through a video game. John Byrns, 24, of Hoffman Estates, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and could face more charges as the investigation unfolds. Police said Byrns drove from IL, picked up Johnson down the street from her Florida house and attempted to bring her back to his home. (more...)
Sony jumps into Japan taxi market with AI app plans Sony jumps into Japan taxi market with AI app plans
- February 20, 2018

Japan's Sony Corp plans to form a joint venture to develop an artificial intelligence-based taxi-hailing system in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday. The San Francisco-based company, which has failed to gain much ground since launching in 2013 amid stringent regulations, is in talks for a venture with taxi operator Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co. (more...)
Olympic Men's Hockey: Team USA to play qualification game Olympic Men's Hockey: Team USA to play qualification game
- February 20, 2018

The KHL isn't exactly a competitor for the NHL, but it's a good enough league (which pays enough money) that some players (predominantly from Russia ) have passed up pursuing NHL careers to play there. Former NHL star Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals, including a devastating strike on a US blunder, as the Russians overpowered a scrappy Team USA squad 4-0 in the Group B preliminary round finale. (more...)
IPhone Telugu bug will be fixed before iOS 11.3, assures Apple IPhone Telugu bug will be fixed before iOS 11.3, assures Apple
- February 20, 2018

It was clear that the patch was rushed out to stop the Telugu bug on its tracks, and in so doing, Apple had to bypass the inclusion of other improvements. The bug would cause the device to crash as soon as it appeared on the screen, affecting iPhones , Macs, iPads , and even watchOS. You can download the iOS 11.2.6 update on your iPhone 5s and above models, iPad Air and above models, iPad mini 2 and above models, or the sixth generation iPod touch . (more...)
Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7.5 and 8.0 phones Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7.5 and 8.0 phones
- February 20, 2018

Those phones were initially released to the public in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers, and its market share plummeted from 0.8 per cent to 0.1 per cent by 2017. (more...)
Polish PM draws ire with claim of Jewish Holocaust 'perpetrators' Polish PM draws ire with claim of Jewish Holocaust 'perpetrators'
- February 19, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly condemned the statement of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who said that the Jewish people were "perpetrators" in World War II amid the bilateral row over the so-called Holocaust bill. (more...)
Spanish Satellite Set To Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base Spanish Satellite Set To Launch From Vandenberg Air Force Base
- February 19, 2018

SpaceX has separately filed for authority to operate in the V-Band, where we have proposed an additional constellation of 7,500 satellites even closer to Earth, our Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) system. A pair of SpaceX satellites launching under the guise of a "secondary payload" on a Falcon 9 rocket from California next week may hold the keys to the company's ambitious plans to enter the lucrative communications industry through an internet-beaming constellation. (more...)
Microsoft won't block keyboard and mouse users on Xbox, but developers can Microsoft won't block keyboard and mouse users on Xbox, but developers can
- February 19, 2018

According to Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra, who posted on his official Twitter account, talking about the use of mouse or keyboard on Xbox One . On the flip side, there is also an API available that allows Xbox gamers to choose whether or not they'd like to be paired with keyboard/mouse players. (more...)
Jio offer: Jivi Energy E3 smartphone now available at Rs 699! Jio offer: Jivi Energy E3 smartphone now available at Rs 699!
- February 19, 2018

However any new Jivi 4G smartphone customer also gets to avail Jios Football Offer which offers Rs 2,200 in cashback. "This cashback is available for all new Jivi customers & applicable to both existing & new Jio customers", the company said in a release. (more...)
Airtel Best Unlimited prepaid recharge plans: Check full list here Airtel Best Unlimited prepaid recharge plans: Check full list here
- February 19, 2018

But the competition is fierce and incumbents are closing the gap with the newbie telco. As the ongoing telecom war is getting intense, telecom operators have been rolling out new plans more frequently. Something that's not offered to the customers doing recharge of ₹93. Reliance Jio has a series of options for subscribers with various budgets. This pack has been launched few days after the launch of the Rs. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs Leaked; To be Powered by Snapdragon 855 Chipset Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs Leaked; To be Powered by Snapdragon 855 Chipset
- February 19, 2018

Samsung is one of the most well-known brands for smartphones and it has a range of different devices across all tiers, like this entry-level and budget-friendly phone that you can pick up for under $100 right now. The LED Video cover also features in the video, made from synthetic leather with support for showing information on the phone's status, calls, battery life, volume, messages, and other notifications. (more...)
Hidden painting found behind Pablo Picasso's painting The Crouching Beggar Hidden painting found behind Pablo Picasso's painting The Crouching Beggar
- February 19, 2018

An worldwide team of scientists has used cutting edge imaging techniques to reveal the tricks of the trade employed by the modern master painter Pablo Picasso and provide unique insight into the artist's creative process. He also made a major compositional change. It was found by the researchers that Picasso had initially painted the woman with a right hand holding an object before covering it with her cloak in the final version. (more...)
The launch of the Nokia 4 is imminent, more features revealed The launch of the Nokia 4 is imminent, more features revealed
- February 19, 2018

The Nokia 2 is originally priced at Rs 6,999. For example, the Nokia 3 costs Rs 9,499 and offers only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, along with a 5-inch display. Word on the street is that HMD Global Oy will also be unveiling Nokia 1 , an entry-level Android Go series phone developed in collaboration with Google, the mid-range 2018-series Nokia 6 (international variant), an upper-mid-range Nokia 7 Plus and the flagship premium Nokia 9 . (more...)
Google App (Beta) is now offering to Edit or Share your screenshots Google App (Beta) is now offering to Edit or Share your screenshots
- February 19, 2018

It remains unknown when the final cut will be made public but the feature is ready to test drive for anyone wanting to do so. It is important to note that the tool only works inside of the application, so the Google app should be activated when editing and quick sharing the screenshot . (more...)
IPhone X production cut will also hurt Samsung's OLED display business IPhone X production cut will also hurt Samsung's OLED display business
- February 19, 2018

A report recently published by Japan's Nikkei says that Samsung has been hurt by Apple's decision to cut production of the iPhone X . Samsung built up its capacity to produce OLED panels based on the amount of business it figured to receive from Apple. (more...)
Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5000th Martian Dawn Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5000th Martian Dawn
- February 19, 2018

And it has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments since it began its mission those many years ago. The U.S. space agency reports in a news release that it determined that a slice of meteorite it found in Oman back in 1999 actually came from the Red Planet itself. (more...)
Is Paramount Rebooting the 'Transformers' Cinematic Universe? Is Paramount Rebooting the 'Transformers' Cinematic Universe?
- February 19, 2018

The earlier announced " Transformers 6 " may not come to fruition as rumors claim that Paramount-Hasbro is rebooting the Transformers cinematic universe after the release of " Bumblebee: The Movie". Director Michael Bay left the Transformers world behind after helming The Last Knight , and with Bumblebee being a relatively self-contained story, it's possible the companies feel like now is the time for a new beginning. (more...)
Scientists Have Figured Out What Causes Northern Lights Scientists Have Figured Out What Causes Northern Lights
- February 18, 2018

However, this new study allows researchers to provide direct evidence of what causese these pulstating auroras . Its been so long since researchers have formulated theories regarding the phenomenon which created handsome lights in the northern sky, called the aurora . (more...)
New Form Of Light Could Support Quantum Computing New Form Of Light Could Support Quantum Computing
- February 18, 2018

A team of researchers from Harvard and MIT have created a new form of light by discovering that three photons stick together when they interact in a "ultracold" cloud of atoms. These photons temporarily form a "polaritron", a hybrid between a photon and an atom, when passing by the rubidium atoms. If two polaritons are moving through a cloud, they can interact and exit the cloud still bound together. (more...)
Neptune's Giant Storm Is Fading Away Neptune's Giant Storm Is Fading Away
- February 18, 2018

Researchers from the University of Louisville had predicted this outcome. Once it got too close to the equator, the vortex would break up, creating a flashy outburst of cloud activity - or so the prediction went. The first images of the dark vortex are from the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program, a long-term Hubble project that annually captures global maps of our solar system's four outer planets. (more...)
New iOS 11 bug will crash your iPhone with one character New iOS 11 bug will crash your iPhone with one character
- February 18, 2018

Italian tech blog Mobile World first spotted the bug, which affects iPhones, iPads, Macs and other Apple devices. Devices running iOS 11 are affected and crash when any application receives the character, according to the report. If you do fall prey to this bug, ask the person who sent the message to try to delete the entire conversation thread or at least send a new message so you can bury the character beneath new messages. (more...)
Apple reports Telugu bug Apple reports Telugu bug
- February 18, 2018

The bug was originally reported by Italian blog Mobile World - with many Apple users confirming the reports on social media. The company says it will fix the problem before its release of iOS 11 .3 this spring , and the public beta version of iOS 11 .3 is unaffected. (more...)
USA senator blames Congress for school shootings 'epidemic' USA senator blames Congress for school shootings 'epidemic'
- February 18, 2018

Trump has resisted strengthening firearm laws in the wake of mass shootings , echoing an argument that the time for discussing legislative solutions to gun violence is not in the immediate moments following such tragedies. A GoFundMe campaign for the victims of Florida's mass shooting raised more than $100,000 within the first two hours of its creation Thursday. We pray for the families, for the victims. (more...)
Baker Mayfield Would Love To Learn From Tom Brady Baker Mayfield Would Love To Learn From Tom Brady
- February 18, 2018

Okay, maybe they have more in common than being amongst the best at their position on the field. There seems to be no doubt the Browns will take a quarterback at No. Rosen threw for 59 touchdowns and 26 picks in his three years with the Bruins. The Jets know that and won't think twice about it. It's time they made a bold move and instead of defining insanity by doing the same thing over again at quarterback, they drafted Rosen with the expectations of him being their starting quarterback ... (more...)
Airtel introduces Rs 9 prepaid pack Airtel introduces Rs 9 prepaid pack
- February 18, 2018

This plan is specially designed for users who are looking for a one-day pack with limited usage. When it comes to pricing, Airtel's offer is better, at least in terms of SMS and data. The validity is two days. In the race of tying a holding on the market, telecom companies are offering good plans at cheap rates, which will surely benefit the customer. (more...)
Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair
- February 18, 2018

The job was accomplished by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei as well as Japan's Norishige Kanai, where one of the old hands were moved to a long-term storage location outside of the International Space Station , while the other was brought inside in order to be returned to Earth for repairs and an eventual return to the station. (more...)