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Niantic is hosting a new event for Pokemon Go Niantic is hosting a new event for Pokemon Go
- September 20, 2017

So starting from 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on September 22 until 1 PM PDT / 9 PM BST on October 2, you'll be rewarded for every Pokemon catch and egg hatch with double Stardust. Still, the equinox event does have a number of goodies that should benefit players in the long run. Niantic has announced a new Pokemon GO event that celebrates the upcoming equinox since cool autumn nights for the North and sunny spring days for the South are bound. (more...)
BSNL Launches 249 Plan to Tackle Jio 4G BSNL Launches 249 Plan to Tackle Jio 4G
- September 20, 2017

With increasing competition from Reliance Jio, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been rolling out offers for its customers. Under a limited-period scheme, BSNL prepaid customers recharging their mobile connection with the Rs 249 pack will get 10 GB of data per day, among other benefits, according to the BSNL website . (more...)
Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development
- September 20, 2017

But biologists say it is more important as a proof of principle; previous human embryo-editing research has focused instead on correcting faulty genes. This gene is also known to help human embryonic stem cells stay flexible enough to become any type of body cell, a property known as pluripotency. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce worldwide debate because of fears that it could be used to create babies to order, will deepen understanding ... (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royal Will Be Free for Everyone Later This Month Fortnite Battle Royal Will Be Free for Everyone Later This Month
- September 20, 2017

For those that have bought the Battle Royale Game mode after September 12th, refunds are available via this link . This can be achieved by either avoiding other players and hoping everyone kills each other, or becoming the most bad-ass player out there. (more...)
Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ
- September 20, 2017

Considering Nest goes for long periods of time without announcing new products, this is like a treasure trove of new stuff. Nest wants to protect your home with a smart security system. First and foremost, Nest's own Person Alert functionality will be present on the camera, giving it the ability to differentiate between people and non-human objects that might be moving around or swaying in the wind. (more...)
In Australia found In Australia found "city octopus"
- September 20, 2017

Living in dens made from piles of sand and shells, they were also seen chasing away unwelcome octopuses and evicting each other from dens. "These shell piles, or middens, were further sculpted to create dens, making these octopuses true environmental engineers", she said. (more...)
More than 140 killed as major 7.1 quake rocks Mexico More than 140 killed as major 7.1 quake rocks Mexico
- September 20, 2017

Central Mexico has been struck by a massive quake which has left more than 200 people dead in the country. She said she fell down the stairs and people were walking over her, earlier than someone finally pulled her up. Forty-nine are confirmed dead in Mexico City , with another 10 in Mexico State, and three dead in Guerrero.Across the city, teams of rescue workers and volunteers clawed through the rubble with picks, shovels and their bare hands. (more...)
JioFi Dongle Price Slashed By 50% JioFi Dongle Price Slashed By 50%
- September 20, 2017

Reliance Jio's last offer saw over 6 million pre-bookings for the 4G JioPhone , with the company now estimating that over 50 crore users will benefit from the 4G JioPhone sales . Enjoy your digital life with JioFi now only at Rs. 999. The device will be sold at the discounted price from September 20 through September 30. Another variant of the scheme includes unlimited voice calls, 1GB of 4G data every day, and 100 local/national SMS per day for 28 days, applicable for six recharges. (more...)
This Is The New Meizu M6 Smartphone This Is The New Meizu M6 Smartphone
- September 20, 2017

The phone has polycarbonate body with a metal frame and metallic lines. Meizu launches Meizu M6 in China. There's also a fingerprint sensor on the front, capable of unlocking in 0.2s. The Meizu M6 comes with a 3070 mAh battery and it features Android 7.0 and Meizu's Flyme 6.0 UI. The entry-level model is priced at 699 Yuan or INR 6800 for the 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage variant and the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage model is priced at 899 Yuan or INR 8800. (more...)
LG Q6+ Launched: Check the Essential Specs and Price LG Q6+ Launched: Check the Essential Specs and Price
- September 20, 2017

Just like the LG Q6 , the LG Q6 + also comes with a FullVision Display, which is essentially a term generally used for an edge-to-edge display. The phone also features LG's face recognition feature which allows users to unlock the device using their face. (more...)
Steam Reviews Now Have Histograms To Prevent Review Bombing Steam Reviews Now Have Histograms To Prevent Review Bombing
- September 20, 2017

After PewDiePie's latest outburst, the developer of Firewatch called out the outspoken streamer and said it would issue DMCA takedown notices against his Firewatch videos . It's not like Kroll and the team at Steam aren't aware of what the intention is or what the effect will have on the game for newcomers. We think this makes sense when you realize that, generally speaking, earlier purchasers of a game are more likely to enjoy it than later purchasers. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook Says the $999 iPhone X Is a 'Value'
- September 20, 2017

Appearing on Good Morning America to talk about Dreamers and the Trump administrations recent discussions with Democrats to try to organize legislation to protect young immigrants, Cook faced questions from the audience about other topics, including iPhone X . (more...)
Biggest, smallest creatures at top risk of extinction Biggest, smallest creatures at top risk of extinction
- September 20, 2017

Size is a major factor for extinction of a species says a new study. Ripple and colleagues from the United States, Australia and Switzerland looked at the more than 27,000 vertebrate animal species assessed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in the so-called Red List. (more...)
SK hynix keeps mum on Toshiba deal SK hynix keeps mum on Toshiba deal
- September 20, 2017

Toshiba Corp.'s board has agreed to sell its flash memory chip unit to a group led by Bain Capital, according to a person familiar with the matter, ending a contentious bidding process that stretched over eight months. Bain, trying to retain momentum, is seeking about the same about of debt financing from Apple. The company needs the cash to plug a giant hole in its finances from its bankrupt USA nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp. (more...)
Arizona Gov. Ducey Says He Supports Latest Health Care Repeal Law Arizona Gov. Ducey Says He Supports Latest Health Care Repeal Law
- September 20, 2017

Without that fast-track ability to send the Senate bill to the House, the Senate would need 60 votes to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, a seemingly impossible task given that there are 46 Democrats in the Senate now. "Right now, this is the only vehicle that we have to address ObamaCare that's failing", Reynolds said late this morning during her weekly statehouse news conference. (more...)
More than 80 arrests during 3rd night of protests in St. Louis
- September 20, 2017

Smith's death is just one of several high-profile US cases in recent years in which a white officer killed a black suspect, including the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson that sparked months of angry and sometimes violent protests. (more...)
ASI shot dead in Gurugram ASI shot dead in Gurugram
- September 20, 2017

ASI Naresh Yadav He was shot dead at his residence in DLF Phase 3, reports ANI. Police said that the prime suspect Mohit, was involved in another murder case as well. "A case of murder has been registered and the matter is being probed from all angles", Kumar said. Preliminary probe suggests that Yadav was murdered by his son. (more...)
Layers of Fear is coming to the Switch Layers of Fear is coming to the Switch
- September 20, 2017

Discover the secret of his madness as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Players will interact with objects and personal items delving further into the dark story of the painter's past, as they attempt to finish his as yet elusive final masterpiece. (more...)
Hurricane Maria forecast to become Category 4 storm Hurricane Maria forecast to become Category 4 storm
- September 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Maria became Hurricane Maria on Sunday, casting a long shadow of fear and uncertainty over a swath of the Caribbean that was slammed by Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago. US President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for the American territory for federal assistance to augment the island nation's storm-response initiatives. (more...)
More than 40 MA museums offering free admission this weekend More than 40 MA museums offering free admission this weekend
- September 20, 2017

In southeast Alabama, participating museums including the Mobile Museum of Art, The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Museums across the United States participate to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and offer downloadable free tickets. (more...)
Twitter suspended over 935000 terror-related accounts since 2015 Twitter suspended over 935000 terror-related accounts since 2015
- September 20, 2017

In its latest transparency report published Tuesday, the social media company said that 95 percent of the suspended accounts were identified by internal, spam-fighting tools. Although abusive behavior towards government officials is relatively unchecked, Twitter appears to be doing a better job of eliminating terror content from its platform. (more...)
Texas '10 Most Wanted' Fugitive Captured in Woodland Hills Texas '10 Most Wanted' Fugitive Captured in Woodland Hills
- September 20, 2017

Dallas police tipped off the LAPD to the whereabouts of the gang member, who also goes by the name of "Little Chris", leading them to an area in Woodland Hills, California, where Gonzales was found in a vehicle. However, a criminal in the USA couldn't resist live live-streaming a video on Instagram, which ultimately led police straight to him. He was wanted by police on suspicion of murder, aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime. (more...)
New Overwatch patch brings in Junkertown map, Mercy and D.Va tweaks New Overwatch patch brings in Junkertown map, Mercy and D.Va tweaks
- September 19, 2017

Overwatch developer Blizzard is about to release the Junkertown map on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The adjustments have been in testing on the Overwatch PTR since August 24, with tweaks being made to D.Va's kit since then. "These changes give D.Va new options while maintaining Defense Matrix's ability to shut down big enemy attacks". She now has a single target resurrect in her kit as well as a new ultimate ability that boosts her other abilities. (more...)
Intex launches Cloud C1 and Aqua S1 exclusively on Amazon Intex launches Cloud C1 and Aqua S1 exclusively on Amazon
- September 19, 2017

There are exchange offers valid with the purchase of these smartphones with a value of up to Rs 3,572. The company has launched Aqua Cloud C1 and Aqua S1. It is powered by the 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC9832 quad-core processor coupled with 512MHZ Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel front camera. (more...)
Wolfenstein 2 gameplay trailer shows the resistance in full swing Wolfenstein 2 gameplay trailer shows the resistance in full swing
- September 19, 2017

Watch the Resistance rise up to strike fear in the Nazis in the latest trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus . To put it bluntly, though, folks would do well to skip watching the video at work altogether to avoid a potentially troublesome run-in with one's boss. (more...)
New Microchips Convert Data Stored as Light Waves into Sound Waves New Microchips Convert Data Stored as Light Waves into Sound Waves
- September 19, 2017

The conversion process slows down the stored information, making it easier to manipulate within photonic circuits, which are being developed for use in the microchips, which control data using light instead of electrons. Light-speed data has its own in-built problem, the university added, which is the necessity to slow things down on a computer chip to allow for "something useful" to be done with the information. (more...)
Powermat Wireless Charging Fully Compatible with new Apple iPhone Series Powermat Wireless Charging Fully Compatible with new Apple iPhone Series
- September 19, 2017

It's impressive, and less fiddly than having to plug a charger into the bottom of your phone, but it's not really wireless. Now it looks like a team might have cracked it. It's interesting that the iPhone 8 was directly name-checked, as obviously the Pi Charger will be in direct competition with Apple's recently announced multi-device charging pad, AirPower . (more...)
DFW Set to be Top Contender For Amazon's HQ2 DFW Set to be Top Contender For Amazon's HQ2
- September 19, 2017

Gary made its pitch for the new Amazon headquarters with an ad in the " New York Times". Still, long-time observers distilled some deeper messages in the announcement and location documents , suggesting that Amazon wasn't merely outgrowing the space in Seattle. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature a 1000 fps camera The Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature a 1000 fps camera
- September 19, 2017

Samsung also announced around the same time that it had received around 395,000 pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 8 in South Korea. With such a swift and timely update, it seems that Samsung is now more focused on rolling out prompt updates to the unlocked smartphones. (more...)
New August Smart Lock Offers Improved Security And Battery Life For Less New August Smart Lock Offers Improved Security And Battery Life For Less
- September 19, 2017

August Home has launched new smart locks which inform users if a door is properly closed. The locks still have the classic features as previous generations, like unlocking automatically when your phone is within a certain distance and virtual keys for guests. (more...)