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Hellblade is making the jump to Xbox One Hellblade is making the jump to Xbox One
- March 26, 2018

This listing comes just three weeks after a Taiwanese ratings board outed the former PlayStation exclusive for Microsoft's system . As a thank you to the patient Ninja Theory Xbox fans, pre-order from Monday or buy in the 1st week on the Xbox Store and save 10%! Ninja Theory is offering this discount "as a thank you to the patient Ninja Theory Xbox fans". (more...)
Apple's Foldable iPhone a Lock for 2020, Says Analayst Apple's Foldable iPhone a Lock for 2020, Says Analayst
- March 26, 2018

Next week's event could debut a renewed focus on education PCs, which can only be positive for teachers and students . The technology giant is trying to lure back teachers and students who have increasingly started to rely on software from Microsoft Corp. (more...)
Facebook scooped up Android call and text metadata (with consent) Facebook scooped up Android call and text metadata (with consent)
- March 26, 2018

Facebook may need to answer some additional questions on this data collection, especially around when it started and whether Android users truly understood what data they were allowing Facebook to collect when they agreed to enable phone and SMS access in an Android permissions prompt. (more...)
Flat-earther blasts off in homemade rocket Flat-earther blasts off in homemade rocket
- March 26, 2018

The daredevil blasted off shortly after 3pm local time with no countdown or fanfare. After climbing up to 1,875 feet, Hughes dropped at a speed of 350 miles per hour, and he had to deploy his parachute. He's seen a flurry of reaction to his plans, with detractors labeling him a crackpot for planning the launch in a homemade contraption and his belief that the world is flat. (more...)
House committee calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify House committee calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify
- March 25, 2018

Another thing you may not know: People on Facebook who can see your information can bring it with them when they use apps such as games. "We have a basic responsibility to protect people's data", Zuckerberg said. Another way to secure your personal data is going to Ads section of Facebook and turning off Facebook's ability to collect data from the other websites you visit. (more...)
United Kingdom watchdog eyes evidence seized from Cambridge Analytica United Kingdom watchdog eyes evidence seized from Cambridge Analytica
- March 25, 2018

Investigators with Britain's information commissioner searched the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica on Friday amid reports that the firm harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users as part of a campaign to influence the US 2016 presidential elections. (more...)
Hotstar Makes its Way to the Xiaomi Mi LED TV Hotstar Makes its Way to the Xiaomi Mi LED TV
- March 24, 2018

With the Hotstar integration, users can directly access the various movies and live TV channels on the Hotstar app straight from their Mi TV 4 or Mi TV 4A . The television features DTS Audio and comes with 2x 10 Watt dome speakers. Another weak point for Xiaomi which is an advantage to Vu's Android TV series is the availability of applications. (more...)
Vivo V9, Priced at Rs Vivo V9, Priced at Rs
- March 24, 2018

It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo's Funtouch OS 4.0 on top. Paytm is offering a cashback of Rs. 2,299 on using the code "VIVOV9", whereas Amazon is giving a cashback of 5 percent in the form of Amazon Pay balance. Vivo is touting the AI-based Face Beautify app for selfie and video call beautification, and also "AR Stickers", apart from a "Portrait" lighting effect and Bokeh depth-of-field effect. (more...)
U.S. drags China to WTO on discriminatory technology licensing requirements U.S. drags China to WTO on discriminatory technology licensing requirements
- March 24, 2018

China's commerce ministry said it won't sit idly by while its legitimate interests are harmed and will take all necessary measures to resolutely defend them. In the past, the Chinese government has succeeded in blunting American complaints about its trade policies - and over the giant trade imbalance between the two countries - by enlisting the support of big business in the USA to head off calls for punitive measures while making relatively small concessions and dangling the prospect of ... (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an Event Mode to test unusual game settings PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting an Event Mode to test unusual game settings
- March 24, 2018

Wanna do battle royale on the go? However, the relative upstart that is Fortnite Notebook and Desktop BenchmarksFortnite Battle Royale seems to be an even greater hit in this particular genre, and in February the Epic title smacked down PUBG in both Twitch viewers and revenue. (more...)
YouTube tightens restrictions on gun videos YouTube tightens restrictions on gun videos
- March 24, 2018

Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. "The policy is deliberately vague and capricious", charged competitive shooter Iain Harrison, who is also the editor of Recoil magazine. "Such actions also impinge on the Second Amendment". (more...)
Spring storms in with wild weather - sun, hail, rain and snow Spring storms in with wild weather - sun, hail, rain and snow
- March 24, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued A Winter Storm Watch for northern Kentucky and a Winter Weather Advisory for various counties in eastern Kentucky through Saturday . Any accumulation would be relegated to just a dusting. A cold front will track through East Texas Wednesday into Thursday . The general trend for Easter weekend is coming into view, and it looks fairly quiet with temperatures slightly below normal for late March-early April. (more...)
Facebook makes it easier to control large Messenger groups
- March 24, 2018

Alongside admin privileges, Facebook Messenger has added joinable links to let you easily invite new people to your group chats. When the other person clicks on that link, they're taken straight to the group - assuming they have Facebook Messenger installed on their device. (more...)
Trump and Biden trade barbs about beating each other up Trump and Biden trade barbs about beating each other up
- March 24, 2018

It has also rallied a slew of fellow older folks who are tossing their takes on this juvenile fight: Sheriff David Clarke offered a homophobic question about why Biden is " hanging around all those locker rooms "; Sen. "They asked me if I'd like to debate this gentleman, and I said no". Donald Trump has come back with the most predictable response ever after former vice-president Joe Biden said he'd " beat the hell out of him". (more...)
Mozilla Suspends Facebook Advertising Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal Mozilla Suspends Facebook Advertising Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal
- March 24, 2018

But unlike his Facebook post , Zuckerberg said in the interview that he was "really sorry" the data breach happened. A Facebook user, Lauren Price of Maryland, filed a suit in San Jose on Tuesday on behalf of up to 50 million people whose data was used by Cambridge Analytica . (more...)
Apple confirms Siri notification bug fix coming soon Apple confirms Siri notification bug fix coming soon
- March 24, 2018

As a result of the bug, Siri reads out notification content, even those that are hidden, from a wide selection of apps without verifying whether the command was coming from the owner of the device. If you ask Siri to read text notifications, she'll tell you to unlock your phone. Upon its release late previous year, iOS 11 was widely viewed as one of the buggiest iOS releases in history. (more...)
Russian Assures England Fans Of Safety At World Cup Russian Assures England Fans Of Safety At World Cup
- March 24, 2018

Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko has issued a security guarantee to England fans who will travel to Russia for the World Cup this summer. When they get their FAN IDs, the special fan passports, visitors will receive visa-free entry to Russian Federation from 10 days before the opening match to 10 days after the final. (more...)
Low-Cost IPad May Be Unveiled at Next Weeks Education Event Low-Cost IPad May Be Unveiled at Next Weeks Education Event
- March 24, 2018

The upcoming event takes place on Tuesday, at Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School. Previous reports suggest that Apple is planning to release the new iPad with a low price tag of $259, according to The Verge . The announcement is also unusual in that Apple usually makes its product launches in California. This would be in line with what Apple has been doing in recent times where they have slowly started to drop the "i" in certain products and services. (more...)
Sensex ends 409 points lower; Nifty settles below 10000 Sensex ends 409 points lower; Nifty settles below 10000
- March 24, 2018

BSE Sensex closed lower by 409.73 points, or 1.24%, to 32,596.54, while the Nifty 50 declined 116.70 points, or 1.15%, to close at 9,998.05. The Sensex and the Nifty, which have been on a downward trend since the start of February, hit fresh lows on Friday to close decisively below their 200-day moving average, which is an important indicator of stock market trends and is seen as a key support level in a falling market. (more...)
John Cena: Conor McGregor Would Put me Out of Work in WWE John Cena: Conor McGregor Would Put me Out of Work in WWE
- March 24, 2018

It may also further the work that Bryan has already done for others suffering from injuries like his that has led to him being able to wrestle again. John Cena is now engaged to fellow WWE superstar Nikki Bella, twin sister of Brie Bella, whom Daniel Bryan is married to. (more...)
When is Earth Hour, and how and why should I get involved? When is Earth Hour, and how and why should I get involved?
- March 24, 2018

Residents and businesses across the country are expected to switch off their lights on Saturday to mark Earth Hour . Members of the public are also being encouraged to take part by switching off their lights for the hour. How can you take part? WWF is also asking people to make a #PromiseForThePlanet and pledge to take one environmentally-friendly step, such as carrying a reusable coffee cup, saying no to plastic cutlery and straws, or washing clothes at 30 degrees. (more...)
Vivo V9: Everything you need to know about the phone Vivo V9: Everything you need to know about the phone
- March 24, 2018

The indented display enables Vivo to additionally trim the bezels encompassing the display in Vivo V9 offering a screen-to-body proportion of around 90 percent. For the front, there will be a 24-megapixel shooter with a wide-angle lens. We mentioned this a lot of times in our selfie smartphone reviews - people usually look down on that kind of devices because it focuses on having good cameras just for selfies. (more...)
Research shows lifestyle change can prevent thousands of cancer cases Research shows lifestyle change can prevent thousands of cancer cases
- March 24, 2018

The study shows that tobacco was responsible for more than 54,000 cancer cases in the United Kingdom in 2015 (latest available figures), or 15% of cases, followed by overweight , causing 22,800 cancers, or 6, 3% of cases. Sir Harpal Kumar, the charity's chief executive, said: 'Leading a healthy life doesn't guarantee that a person won't get cancer, but it can stack the odds in your favour. (more...)
Ford and Mahindra partner for SUV, electric vehicle development Ford and Mahindra partner for SUV, electric vehicle development
- March 24, 2018

After agreeing to form a strategic alliance previous year, Ford and India's Mahindra & Mahindra now plan to jointly develop at least two new sport-utility vehicles, as well as an electric vehicle . The Mahindra-Ford partnership, announced past year, is likely to help Ford get access to lower cost electric vehicle designs and local suppliers it needs to compete in markets such as India. (more...)
Global Carbon Emissions Rose Last Year - But Not In The US Global Carbon Emissions Rose Last Year - But Not In The US
- March 24, 2018

Indeed, some of these parts saw a decline in Carbon dioxide emissions , notably the United States, the IEA said , as well as the UK, Japan, and Mexico. The increase in renewable energy generation capacity previous year was the highest among energy sources, with wind alone accounting for 36 percent of the total additional capacity. (more...)
Ahmed Khan speaks up about the 'Ek Do Teen' controversies Ahmed Khan speaks up about the 'Ek Do Teen' controversies
- March 24, 2018

She blessed Ganesh Acharya who choreographed the song. Ek do teen was flagged off by Saroj Khan for whom Ahmed is a student. Responding to criticisms, now Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan says the team was ready for criticism from the word go when they chose to recreate the chartbuster " Ek do teen " for their film. (more...)
Amazon Patents Delivery Drone That Reacts To Human Gestures Amazon Patents Delivery Drone That Reacts To Human Gestures
- March 24, 2018

Among several illustrations in the design, a person is shown outside his home, flapping his arms and hands in what Amazon describes as an "unwelcoming manner", to showcase an example of someone shooing away a drone flying overhead. MailOnline has contacted Amazon for comment. At the end of a year ago it was revealed Amazon could be developing drones that disintegrate mid-air if they get into difficulty. (more...)
Kumar Mangalam Birla to lead Vodafone-Idea combine's leadership team Kumar Mangalam Birla to lead Vodafone-Idea combine's leadership team
- March 24, 2018

Sharma will be responsible for the combined entity's strategy, execution and integration. Aditya-Birla group veteran Kumar Mangalam Birla will head the new company as the non-executive chairman of the board of the combined firm. Consequently, Vodafone will receive minimum proceeds of Rs1,960 crore from such a sale and Vodafone's ownership in the combined entity is expected to be approximately 47.5% at completion. (more...)
Musk set for $50bn pay package at Tesla Musk set for $50bn pay package at Tesla
- March 24, 2018

The degree to which a PEG ratio value indicates an over or underpriced stock varies by industry and by company type; though a broad rule of thumb is that a PEG ratio below one is desirable. They expect $-4.45 earnings per share, down 125.89% or $2.48 from last year's $-1.97 per share. The stock increased 2.46% or $7.63 during the last trading session, reaching $318.18. (more...)
Moon indicates possibility of three-way summit with USA, N. Korea Moon indicates possibility of three-way summit with USA, N. Korea
- March 24, 2018

But the situation is changing rapidly in Northeast Asia as summits between the two Koreas and between North Korea and the USA loom. South Korea wants to hold high-level talks with North Korea on March 29 to discuss a date and agenda for the inter-Korean summit and make a formal request to the North today, said Mr Moon's presidential office. (more...)