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New Uncharted 4 DLC Announced, Adds Lost Legacy Character And More New Uncharted 4 DLC Announced, Adds Lost Legacy Character And More
- August 16, 2017

The Uncharted series, in particular, only released on the PlayStation 3, Vita, and most recently, the PlayStation 4 . Asav, the new character, is the antagonist of The Lost Legacy . Best of all, the update will be available for both Uncharted 4 owners and for those picking up Uncharted : The Lost Legacy , which comes with all Uncharted 4 Multiplayer content (PlayStation Plus membership required, sold separately). (more...)
World's Largest Volcanic Range May Lurk Beneath Antarctic ice World's Largest Volcanic Range May Lurk Beneath Antarctic ice
- August 16, 2017

Geologists and ice experts say the range has many similarities to East Africa's volcanic ridge, which is now acknowledged to be the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world. If the study is verified through further research, Antarctica's total number of identified volcanoes would be bumped up to 138, making it the biggest cluster of volcanoes in the world. (more...)
Facebook's News Feed gets a slight redesign on mobile Facebook's News Feed gets a slight redesign on mobile
- August 16, 2017

But the critical new change in the new Facebook is the new look for conversations. "In order to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, we'll be making a few updates to its design over the coming weeks", the post read. (more...)
Space station to test supercomputer bathed in cosmic rays
- August 16, 2017

The goal of the experiment is to analyze "if high performance computing hardware, with no hardware customization or modification, can survive and operate in outer space conditions" for an entire year, according to TechCrunch . The hope of this experiment will prove that current technologies can be deployed in the quickest manner possible without the need to wait for Nasa engineers to modify hardware to make them space-proof. (more...)
Hewlett Packard supercomputer to be delivered to the ISS next Monday
- August 16, 2017

Even though technology plays a huge role in all space flights, IT hardware and software isn't designed for space travel. But the CEO is convinced that the Mars mission would not be possible until sophisticated computing resources that are able to sustain extended uptime will become available in space. (more...)
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster unleashed Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster unleashed
- August 16, 2017

The Vanquish Zagato family started with the Coupe, which was unveiled at the Villa d'Este show in Italy previous year, and this was followed up by the convertible Volante version of that vehicle at Pebble Beach . On the Shooting brake that means a roof that curves into a graceful "double bubble" shape, bookended by a powered tailgate and a tailored luggage set, because why not. (more...)
Apple, Facebook among tech companies filing cell location legal brief Apple, Facebook among tech companies filing cell location legal brief
- August 16, 2017

A collection of the country's largest tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Snap - urged the Supreme Court this week to set new limits on the ways law enforcement can obtain a suspect's smartphone location data. (more...)
Minnesota man, 94, builds pool for neighborhood kids after wife's death Minnesota man, 94, builds pool for neighborhood kids after wife's death
- August 15, 2017

Keith's pool is a lot more than your average backyard swimming hole. In July, the pool, which is 32 feet long and 9 feet deep, opened - and kids from all over the neighborhood came to swim. "One day he said, 'I'm going to put a pool in, Jess, ' and I thought he may just be talking, but then sure enough he marked his yard for utilities, a cement truck came in and before we knew it, in goes this fantastic pool", Huebner recalled. (more...)
Kirin 970 mass production signals Huawei Mate 10 imminent release Kirin 970 mass production signals Huawei Mate 10 imminent release
- August 15, 2017

The Kirin 970 will upgrade to a 10 nm manufacturing process and increase its GPU performance, according to industry analyst Pan Jiutang. Previously, it was widely reported that the production of Kirin 970 would start in September . The Mate 10 is expected to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. At the rear, there is a dual camera setup which still retains the Leica badge and Huawei hasn't indicated that it won't be retaining the highly successful Leica-designed camera ... (more...)
DJI Amps Up Security, Releases Local Data Mode DJI Amps Up Security, Releases Local Data Mode
- August 15, 2017

Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the U.S. Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of "cyber vulnerabilities", a company official told Reuters on Monday. In a statement, DJI's head of enterprise partnerships, Jan Gasparic, said the move is necessary as the company's customer base rapidly expands from hobbyists and personal drone pilots to pros as well as those in commercial, government, and education sectors. (more...)
Samsung launches their new USB 3.1 T5 Portable SSD Samsung launches their new USB 3.1 T5 Portable SSD
- August 15, 2017

As such, the 250GB T5 runs $130, more than you'd pay for a 3TB portable mechanical disk on Amazon . I've reviewed the earlier version of Samsung's T-series SSD drive, but today, they've announced a new version with better performance across the board. (more...)
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) 2016 Q4 Sentiment Report
- August 15, 2017

The SI to Odyssey Marine Exploration Incorporated's float is 22.36%. Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Apple Inc . Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Liability Com owns 27,705 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Bourgeon Lc invested 2.92% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 65,700 shares. (more...)
Microsoft's LinkedIn overruled in public profile data stoush Microsoft's LinkedIn overruled in public profile data stoush
- August 15, 2017

In granting our request for a preliminary injunction against LinkedIn, Judge Chen rejected LinkedIn's attempt to cast hiQ's aggregation and analysis of publicly available information from the LinkedIn website as a violation of a federal criminal statute. (more...)
The scientific reason you should stop using emojis immediately The scientific reason you should stop using emojis immediately
- August 15, 2017

This experiment found that the smiling sender was perceived as more competent and friendly than the neutral sender. Concluding that "a smiley is not a smile", academics have even warned that peppering an email with emojis could harm your job prospects by making colleagues less likely to share information with you. (more...)
Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition is a Limited Edition Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition is a Limited Edition
- August 15, 2017

The changes also include an exposed carbon package and bespoke exterior striping in white, with bright Race Red finish, oval shields on both doors and the hood getting number one, representing Gurney and Foyt's GT40. The engineers also chose to add red steering wheel stitching and seat belt webbing, whereas the paddle shifters are done in gray color. Finished in a red and white livery that pays tribute to the original auto, a racer driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. (more...)
Cassini's final 5 starts August 14 Cassini's final 5 starts August 14
- August 15, 2017

Scientists think that Saturn is mostly made up of hydrogen at 75 percent, with the rest being helium with some trace elements mixed in. Saturn is known to radiate more energy than it absorbs from the sun, so there's a net loss of gravitational energy. (more...)
JIO mobile phone booking to start from 24 August JIO mobile phone booking to start from 24 August
- August 15, 2017

The first batch of phones would begin to reach the users between the 1st and the 4th of September. Also, Reliance Jio , the fourth-generation telecom arm of Reliance Industries , will provide unlimited data on the phone for Rs 153 per month. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have two endings Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have two endings
- August 15, 2017

According to the European outlet, the game's endgame essentially presents with you with an additional mini campaign. You then enter an end game where you have to hold Mordor, and the fortresses within it, against Sauron's attacks- this is presumably where the loot crate micro transactions for the game come into play as well. (more...)
Upgrade Complete - StarCraft Remastered Available Now! Upgrade Complete - StarCraft Remastered Available Now!
- August 15, 2017

Taking cues from other recent HD remasters, StarCraft : Remastered also lets you switch between the original StarCraft visual style and the new 4K graphics with a press of a button. Blizzard has confirmed that its classic science fiction-based real-time strategy (RTS) game is finally available through Battle.net , going for the fairly good price of $15 for PC and Mac. (more...)
Citing safety concerns, Amazon offers refunds on some solar eclipse glasses Citing safety concerns, Amazon offers refunds on some solar eclipse glasses
- August 15, 2017

This isn't just any eclipse, it's a total solar eclipse . The sun is approximately 400 times larger than the moon, but keep in mind that the sun is about 400 times farther away, which make them appear to be about the same size. Eclipsophilies or umpraphiles will go far and wide to see the phenomenon. He added that if you've had any sort of eye surgery in the past few months you should not directly view the eclipse, even with certified lenses. (more...)
SpaceX launches successful 12th International Space Station resupply mission
- August 15, 2017

That includes 20 mice. Dragon being filled with science and ice cream just ahead of its Monday launch. The Dragon is scheduled to stay on the station for a little more than a month, with the exact timing driven by research needs. Almost 75 percent of the cargo weight consists of science experiments that other equipment that will support dozens of research investigations conducted by the crews of Expeditions 52 and 53. (more...)
Reliance Jio adds 6.02 million users in June Reliance Jio adds 6.02 million users in June
- August 15, 2017

The monthly growth rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.56 percent and 0.39 percent respectively during the month of June-17, the data further said. "The top five service providers constituted 89.08 per cent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of June". Interestingly, BSNL is the third operator in the subscriber addition list, adding almost 1 million new users, followed by Vodafone India and Idea Cellular with a measly 9 lakh customers and 35,000 subscribers ... (more...)
Discord Shuts down Servers and Accounts Linked to White Supremacists Discord Shuts down Servers and Accounts Linked to White Supremacists
- August 15, 2017

White supremacists gathered in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, carrying torches and chanting white supremacist and Nazi-era sentiments. They added, "The Globo-Corpo-Homo-Judeo establishment is coming at us from all angles and lobbing everything that they have our way. History has shown us that regions of disenfranchised, intelligent and motivated young men are very very good at resisting tyranny". (more...)
The Division 1.7 update adds loot boxes The Division 1.7 update adds loot boxes
- August 15, 2017

The game's first Global Event , titled Outbreak, will begin when the update launches on August 15 at 6PM and will end of August 22. Ubisoft continue to patch the game and tomorrow's Update 1.7 brings global events among other goodies. This is a new mode that will entice players whose main motivation is to uniquely modify their in-game characters. These can be opened with keys found through regular gameplay, or by purchasing them with real-world money through the in-game currency of "premium ... (more...)
Bandai Namco teases mysterious #PROJEKT1514 Bandai Namco teases mysterious #PROJEKT1514
- August 15, 2017

All we have to go off right now is a 30-second teaser trailer, but we already know a little of what we're in for. Now little is known about this new title other than the fact it takes place on a military battlefield where bullets, shots and dark atmospheres will be key elements of the game. (more...)
Chad Bettis gets ovation in return to majors after cancer battle Chad Bettis gets ovation in return to majors after cancer battle
- August 15, 2017

Bettis scattered six hits, walked none and struck out two. It's even tougher to return to the mound and pitch in a major league game after that treatment. But a regular screening on March 10 led to a biopsy being done, which revealed the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. Bettis finished his treatments in May and was back pitching in the minor leagues by mid-July. (more...)
Sony offers PlayStation Plus discount just days before upcoming price hike Sony offers PlayStation Plus discount just days before upcoming price hike
- August 14, 2017

This price hike follows a similar one in the USA previous year, and as you can probably imagine, PlayStation Plus users aren't exactly happy with the added expense. Sony, however, has extended something of an olive branch to those upset PlayStation Plus subscribers. Taking advantage of the current offer, you can purchase up to 15 months of service subscription at a cost of £39.99. (more...)
Benchmark Sends Letter to Uber Employees Detailing Reasons for Kalanick Ouster Benchmark Sends Letter to Uber Employees Detailing Reasons for Kalanick Ouster
- August 14, 2017

Benchmark is alleging that Kalanick has not followed through on this agreement and that he was warned over a month ago that he would be subject to potential litigation. After the news of Benchmark's suit last week, a spokesperson for Kalanick said the suit was "riddled with lies". Uber is now seriously entertaining a bid by another investing group looking to assume greater ownership of the $70 billion company even as it convulses from crisis to crisis. (more...)
SpaceX rocket to fire supercomputer into orbit
- August 14, 2017

You can watch the launch and landing live directly through SpaceX in the window below. The weather was almost flawless for launch, with the 45th Space Wing predicting an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions. The U.S. Army's Kestrel Eye imaging satellite. It will spend three years attached to the space station, flying 10 times higher than the balloons, to measure high-energy cosmic rays and how they trigger cascades of particles during collisions with atoms and molecules in the ... (more...)
Google to pay Apple $3 Billion Google to pay Apple $3 Billion
- August 14, 2017

Securities firm Bernstein sent a note to clients today, stating that Google will end up paying approximately $3 billion to Apple this year to remain the default search engine on the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad. Additionally, the payment is described as "nearly all profit for Apple ", with Google possibly accounting for 5% of Apple's total operating profit this year. (more...)