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Uber ends mandatory arbitration for sexual assault, harassment claims Uber ends mandatory arbitration for sexual assault, harassment claims
- May 15, 2018

Uber said the changes won't unwind previous settlements, but will apply to all future complaints, effective immediately. In April, 14 women who have accused Uber drivers of sexually assaulting them wrote a letter to the company's board, urging it to waive the arbitration agreement and allow them to proceed with a lawsuit in open court. (more...)
Microsoft officially announces Surface Hub 2 for Businesses Microsoft officially announces Surface Hub 2 for Businesses
- May 15, 2018

Do you remember the Surface Hub? The new and improved Surface Hub 2 boasts a higher-resolution touchscreen than the original, plus dual removable 4K rotating front cameras that support video calling, enhanced far-field microphones, and other improvements. (more...)
Zone of the Enders 2 remaster gets release date Zone of the Enders 2 remaster gets release date
- May 15, 2018

Both of the mainline Zone of the Enders games were created to show off the capabilities of the PlayStation 2. We also get to see the enw feature including the VR mode, the model viewer, the cinematic theater, the hangar, the new controls, a new tutorial, and the "very easy" difficulty mode for the chumps. (more...)
Mega black hole could devour the Sun Mega black hole could devour the Sun
- May 15, 2018

Though the team has no idea how this monstrous black hole grew so big when the universe was still in its infancy, they plan to continue their search for other fast-growing black holes, possibly faster than this one, in the universe. As Dr. Christian Wolf of the Australian National University explained, this finding represents a big problem for astrophysics which, until now, was pretty much sure that supernovae turn into black holes which are up to 50 solar masses and can not exceed this ... (more...)
Bethesda officially releases the Rage 2 teaser trailer, gameplay trailer coming tomorrow Bethesda officially releases the Rage 2 teaser trailer, gameplay trailer coming tomorrow
- May 15, 2018

The trailer promises that Rage 2 will have an open world for players to explore and "insane action". Perhaps Bethesda may use this opportunity to give us a Rage 2 release date as well. Rage 2 is the sequel to the iD Software shooter released back in 2010. Earlier last week, we had previously reported on a potentially major E3 leak. (more...)
Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google Apple Has Bigger Autonomous Car Fleet Than Uber, Tesla, Google
- May 15, 2018

Apple's fleet is up from 27 cars in January. Interestingly, Apple has not applied for one of California's new fully driverless autonomous testing permits. Waymo, for example, used to have over 100 self-driving cars in the state before moving part of its fleet to Arizona and MI, where additional testing is now taking place. (more...)
Honor 10 to Launch in India via Flipkart Today Honor 10 to Launch in India via Flipkart Today
- May 15, 2018

The company is also launching its Honor 10 smartphone is already confirmed to be Flipkart exclusive and will be sold starting May 16. One can click on the "Notify Me" tab to be notified when the sale begins. The phone is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. Running Android 8.0 Oreo, it will most likely be backed up by a 2900mAh battery. (more...)
FWD plans joint venture in Shanghai as China relaxes regulation FWD plans joint venture in Shanghai as China relaxes regulation
- May 15, 2018

It was not clear if the new firm was related to the anticipated Shanghai plant. The rumor, which is on the table for quite some time now in respect to the production start of the Model Y, got a shot of adrenaline on Monday after Chinese publication Sina said it was informed of Tesla Motors Hong Kong getting a business license for a Shanghai branch. (more...)
Stardew Valley Hits PS Vita Next Week Stardew Valley Hits PS Vita Next Week
- May 15, 2018

The European PlayStation Blog has provided a May 22, 2018 release date for the PlayStation Vita version of the game. People who pick up the PlayStation Vita version next week also get the PlayStation 4 digital copy. Stardew Valley is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and will come to PS Vita on May 22. It's well-suited to portable play. (more...)
Alexa Baby Name Popularity Plummets Alexa Baby Name Popularity Plummets
- May 15, 2018

A year ago just 20 baby girls were named Siri . But in 2017, the number fell to 3,883-a drop of 36%. In 2015, the year that Amazon's Echo speaker was first released with Alexa built in, 6,050 babies - or 311 out of every 100,000 girls - was named Alexa, the report says. (more...)
YouTube TV gets a new 'voice remote' feature YouTube TV gets a new 'voice remote' feature
- May 15, 2018

These reminders can be a wake -up call when you have spent too much time using the YouTube app. The commands appear to work only on mobile devices for now. The command list is pretty extensive too, with controls that not only let you search for content, but ones that let pause, fast forward, rewind, and adjust volume. (more...)
When does the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet game mode end? When does the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet game mode end?
- May 15, 2018

And it just so happens that the Week 3 Challenges have leaked early. If you have been following our articles you will know that there is a big event happening right now in Fortnite , the super popular Battle Royale shooter. It should be noted that at this time that we are waiting for further information on the subject, so a lot of this remains a prediction at this time. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Ultimate Rocket Targets 99 More Launches SpaceX Falcon 9 Ultimate Rocket Targets 99 More Launches
- May 14, 2018

The Stage 5 of the Falcon 9 is to be the last version of the rocket that has come to impress the world ever since 2010. Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, said Thursday the rocket's Block 5 model will eventually be replaced by the Big Falcon Rocket by 2020s and perform approximately 300 flights prior to retirement. (more...)
Star Fox Grand Prix Coming from Retro Studios Star Fox Grand Prix Coming from Retro Studios
- May 14, 2018

A Star Fox racing spin-off. What the heck is Retro Studios working on? " Star Fox ", Reddit user DasVergeben writes. Not much else is known at this point, although Eurogamer has also corroborated the initial murmurs on Star Fox Grand Prix , so it sounds like it may have a good chance of actually happening. (more...)
Geysers on Europa Found in 20 Year Old Space Probe Data Geysers on Europa Found in 20 Year Old Space Probe Data
- May 14, 2018

The newly analyzed Galileo data provides "compelling independent evidence that there seems to be a plume on Europa", said study lead author Xianzhe Jia, an associate professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of MI. (more...)
Xiaomi strengthens India smartphone market share Xiaomi strengthens India smartphone market share
- May 14, 2018

The BEST selfie smartphone is arriving soon". Xiaomi had launched Redmi S2 in China earlier last week. However, going by the fact that it will be a selfie-focused phone, it will be Redmi S2 . The device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back and an Infrared sensor also. Just like in China, the device should be available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Gray color options. (more...)
Could There Be Life in the Multiverse? Could There Be Life in the Multiverse?
- May 14, 2018

Multiplying the cosmos' dark energy many hundreds of times had little impact on the number of stars and planets . Life could be widespread in other universes - just as Stephen Hawking predicted on his deathbed, according to new research. (more...)
Superhot JP Is A Japanese Twist On The Time Twisting FPS Superhot JP Is A Japanese Twist On The Time Twisting FPS
- May 14, 2018

From seedy Tokyo alleyways, bullet trains, samurai castles, to karaoke bars, you'll be able to experience flavors of tradition that alternate from archaic to contemporary. A standalone kind-of-sequel/kind-of-DLC-expansion to uber stylish first-person shooter Superhot has been announced over on Japanese developer GameTomo's official website. (more...)
Facebook goes after apps that access its users' data, suspends 200 Facebook goes after apps that access its users' data, suspends 200
- May 14, 2018

The company CEO Mark Zuckerberg had promised a thorough investigation and audit into apps that had access to information before Facebook changed its platform policies in 2014 - significantly reducing the data apps could access. To conduct its investigations. "We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible". (more...)
Huawei Mate SE receives Oreo update Huawei Mate SE receives Oreo update
- May 14, 2018

This update, apart from upgrading the Mate SE to Android Oreo , also bumps up EMUI to 8.0 from 5.1. For those unaware, the Huawei Mate SE is actually a re-branded Honor 7X with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Huawei has also added the ability to connect to two different Bluetooth devices at the same time. The new EMUI 8 .0 is included in the update, along with a newer security patch and other improvements like AI-based optimizations, new floating navigation dock, and a recycle ... (more...)
Apple faces class-action lawsuit over borked MacBook keyboards Apple faces class-action lawsuit over borked MacBook keyboards
- May 14, 2018

The complaint included multiple claims of an issue with the design of Apple's butterfly keyboard mechanism included in MacBook variants manufactured since 2015 and on MacBook Pro models since 2016. The lawsuit alleges that Apple knew of the defect either before or at the time it started selling new machines equipped with it in 2015. They also cite how these keyboards failing on them have resulted in trips to an Apple Store to get it fixed, and in the case of laptops out of warranty, ... (more...)
BMW 8 Series will be revealed in June, ahead of Le Mans BMW 8 Series will be revealed in June, ahead of Le Mans
- May 14, 2018

The world premiere will take place a day before BMW Motorsport lines up on the Le Mans starting grid in the M8 GTE race auto, for the first time since 2011. The eight-cylinder engine delivers its power to an 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission. It won't debut with this generation 4-Series , but a recent report suggests it will be added with the next gen model due in 2019. (more...)
PGP Email has Critical Flaw PGP Email has Critical Flaw
- May 14, 2018

The way the attacks function means that users can protect themselves by switching off HTML in their email clients or by using an external program, rather than an email client plugin, to decrypt messages, the researchers said . Another way would be to use authenticated encryption via tools such as OpenPGP, he argued. Long term, comprehensively patching this particular vulnerability will require an update to the underlying email encryption standards. (more...)
The Final Fantasy VII Remake will allegedly be released by 2023
- May 14, 2018

Nobou Uematsu has said many times that he will never work on an FF game again but it seems like he will be back to compose music on the FF7 remake. On top of the rumors that the game's development was rebooted , a conversation between producer Yoshinori Kitase and development lead Naoki Hamaguchi that reportedly took place behind closed doors at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary celebration event revealed a guesstimated release window of 2023. (more...)
Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Begins Next Week Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Begins Next Week
- May 14, 2018

The Deathmatch map is called Petra, and it will have a "Competitive Mode", that will have placement tiers, leader boards and skill rankings. Past brawls and cosmetics are back for Overwatch Anniversary 2018. It's called the Legendary Edition, and it will include a total of 15 skins (including Legendary, Epic and Origin skins) with your purchase. It has been a couple of years since Overwatch was launched, and in the first year we saw Blizzard celebrate the game's first anniversary ... (more...)
Wear OS-Powered Huawei Watch 2 (2018) Specs and Images leaked Wear OS-Powered Huawei Watch 2 (2018) Specs and Images leaked
- May 14, 2018

The official press renders of the smartwatch were leaked this morning by Venture Beat tech journalist Evan Blass . This time around, though, Huawei is including an eSIM in the hardware instead of the standard SIM slot which was available in the original. (more...)
Oppo Realme 1 full Specifications leaked ahead of May 15 launch Oppo Realme 1 full Specifications leaked ahead of May 15 launch
- May 14, 2018

But, there was hardly any information regarding the Realme 1's specifications, until now. OPPO is reportedly targeting Xiaomi's hugely popular Redmi series of smartphones priced between Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000, so there is a good chance that at least the 4GB RAM variant of the smartphone will be priced well under Rs.15,000. (more...)
IPhone SE 2 may come out in September with Face ID IPhone SE 2 may come out in September with Face ID
- May 14, 2018

And now, new reports have emerged concerning the SE 2. Apple's decision to finalize on the display size is still in flux, but the iPhone X-like design will be a welcoming change for those who can not afford the pricey iPhone X. All the prototypes have one thing in common though - they all have a notch display and support Face ID, just like the iPhone X. Adding weight to this, casemaker Olixar last week started flogging notch-equipped screen protectors for Apple's as-yet-unannounced iPhone ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumoured to look alike Note 8
- May 14, 2018

Samsung's upcoming smartphones were spotted online previously as well and that with model number SM-G8750 was rumoured to be called Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini. The phone was earlier rumoured to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner but a recent tweet from a famous leakster now almost confirms that Samsung will go with the traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless Apple's Tim Cook tells graduates to be fearless
- May 14, 2018

The comment echoed Cook's earlier criticism of Facebook, which has endured months of criticism after it was revealed that a political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, was able to harvest data for almost 90 million Facebook users. "In every way, at every turn, the question we ask ourselves is not "what can we do" but "what should we do". Apple's top executive also used the speech as an opportunity to, once again, subtly diss all the tech companies that don't respect users' privacy ( ... (more...)