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Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept to be next-gen WRX STI? Subaru Viziv Performance STI Concept to be next-gen WRX STI?
- January 12, 2018

That's now starting to seem like something of a certainty now that Subaru has revealed teaser images ahead of the Tokyo Auto Salon (January 12-14) of the Viziv Performance STI Concept, which looks to be a preview of the next WRX STI. Instead, Subaru is exploring the possibility of electrification to extract more performance, with rumors suggesting the next WRX will be powered by a smaller 2.0-liter boxer unit driving the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear axle. (more...)
Crowdsourced navigation from Waze is coming to 2018 Ford cars
- January 12, 2018

Ford had several announcements at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but this Waze integration is probably the one that is now relevant to drivers. Nevertheless, it shows that driver-orientated connected auto tech is growing, despite driverless cars supposedly being just round the corner. After you plug it into any of the vehicle's USB ports, the app will appear on the Sync 3 touchscreen, letting you control it from there or use voice commands. (more...)
Renault Clio RS 18 Adds F1 Theme for Special Edition Renault Clio RS 18 Adds F1 Theme for Special Edition
- January 12, 2018

The R.S.18 is based on the current Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy, which is available in the United Kingdom for £22,995. Last year, Renault celebrated 40 years of Formula 1 participation and had been doing weird projects ever since, like that F1-themed teapot. (more...)
New Security Flaw Hits Intel, Laptops this time New Security Flaw Hits Intel, Laptops this time
- January 12, 2018

Weaknesses in the tech have been discovered before (examples here and here) but the latest flaw is nonetheless noteworthy because of the ease of exploitation. It isn't the first time this sort vulnerability has come to light - another researcher has previously disclosed a similar attack , while CERT-BUND have previously alerted attacks which work much the same way but require USB access to the target device. (more...)
Back To The Basics! Hyperkin Is Working On A Game Boy Reboot Back To The Basics! Hyperkin Is Working On A Game Boy Reboot
- January 12, 2018

The original Game Boy was first released in 1989 by Nintendo and was discontinued in 2003. The Ultra Game Boy's price tag is $100 or £75. It will charge via USB, so no need to worry about AA batteries and it will come with a backlight meaning that you can stay up all night playing when other family members, presumably your kids, think you have gone to bed. (more...)
Former Catalan leader quits as pro-independence party chief Former Catalan leader quits as pro-independence party chief
- January 12, 2018

However, it is unclear how Mr Puigdemont would lead the regional government from Brussels as he could be arrested if he returns to Spain . But this was short-lived as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy imposed direct rule on the semi-autonomous region, sacked its government, dissolved its parliament and called snap elections. (more...)
LG V30 started getting Android 8.0 Oreo updates LG V30 started getting Android 8.0 Oreo updates
- January 12, 2018

OnePlus announced open beta for Android Oreo through its German Twitter account, tweeting (translated), "Christmas is over, but we still have a present for you!" LG has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for LG V30. The Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a number of features including notification dots and Picture-in-Picture mode. Its difference is presumably the logical reason why the latter model received its Android Oreo 8.0 a week ago. (more...)
Research Report for Investors: Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)
- January 12, 2018

The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $28.93. Volume is simply the number of shares or contracts that trade over a given period of time, usually a day. Nomura Asset Mgmt Co Limited reported 0.04% stake. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Thursday, July 20 by Morgan Stanley. Quotient Investors Llc increased Wal Mart Stores Inc Com (NYSE:WMT) stake by 3,986 shares to 12,225 valued at $955,000 in 2017Q3. (more...)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE), HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA)
- January 12, 2018

We think the decreased volume is representative of sellers as it has displayed in many other cases. The more active the share, higher would be its volume. This technique is highly famous among technical analysts. Analysts use common formulas and ratios to accomplish this. Developed by J. Welles Wilder, ATR is an indicator that measures volatility. (more...)
What Analyst Expect From these Stocks? Encana Corporation (ECA), NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) What Analyst Expect From these Stocks? Encana Corporation (ECA), NetApp, Inc. (NTAP)
- January 12, 2018

The stock increased 1.17% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $13.8. About 5.59 million shares traded. Encana Corp (ECA) has a 14-day ATR of 0.37. Therefore 75% are positive. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $14.77. Encana Corporation had 35 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) passes 3 million players on Xbox One PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) passes 3 million players on Xbox One
- January 12, 2018

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds aka PUBG is one of the most famous games of 2017. "Can you sort the hackers out please instead of this BP bullshit, no one gives a shit about BP", they wrote. Not only is it more content at no additional charge, but I've found during my PC play that the map is better optimized for higher and more consistent framerates. (more...)
Prince of Persia Creator Attempting to Resurrect the Franchise Prince of Persia Creator Attempting to Resurrect the Franchise
- January 12, 2018

Unfortunately, "we're doing our best" doesn't mean it's happening just yet. Since then the Prince of Persia franchise has been very dormant but with Mechner working on reviving it, we could potentially see another game hit current-gen consoles. (more...)
Pokemon GO shunted out from non iOS 11 devices Pokemon GO shunted out from non iOS 11 devices
- January 12, 2018

You should either upgrade to iOS 11 or purchase a new smartphone such as iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 series. The new version comes just two days after beta 4, although today's release appears limited to iOS only. Last month, IBT learned that the second beta of the upcoming update likely addressed the bug that made it impossible for testers to access the camera or camera roll and iMessage apps from non-iMessage conversations. (more...)
HMD Global acquires 'Asha' brand trademark, might soon revive the series HMD Global acquires 'Asha' brand trademark, might soon revive the series
- January 12, 2018

The phone might be equipped with a Snapdragon 400-series or MediaTek chipset. The trademark was initially filed in November 2011 at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). As spotted by Nokia-focused blog LoveNokia , the trademark allows the company to build "computer software platform used in mobile telephones and smartphones; mobile phones and smart phones" as well as "wireless communication services namely for computer software used in mobile telephones and smartphones". (more...)
HTC 10 Gets The Android Oreo Update HTC 10 Gets The Android Oreo Update
- January 12, 2018

As promised Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has started rolling out Android Oreo update for its HTC 10 smartphone. Xiaomi rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Mi A1 on December 31 , saying that the update will reach a few users in the first phase. (more...)
New vehicle technology will be on display at CES 2018 this week New vehicle technology will be on display at CES 2018 this week
- January 12, 2018

Although South and North Hall appear to have power, there have been reports that the power outages briefly extended to other areas in Vegas, including nearby hotels. Companion robots are also on the rise, though perhaps a few years behind. While Alexa began in speakers and even some of Amazon's tablets, Alexa is now coming to basically everything else we use. (more...)
Reliance Jio planning its own cryptocurrency called JioCoin Reliance Jio planning its own cryptocurrency called JioCoin
- January 12, 2018

There has been a cryptocurrency boom in the a year ago, with Bitcoin - the most prominent of these currencies - rising more than 1,000% in value in 2017. In the wake of the significant spurt in the valuation of many virtual currencies, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) warned public that it has not given any licence to anyone to operate such virtual currencies. (more...)
Flipkart 2018 Mobile Bonanza: 5 best deals you can get right now Flipkart 2018 Mobile Bonanza: 5 best deals you can get right now
- January 12, 2018

Samsung has also launched a new variant of its budget smartphone, On NXT, during the sale. The Galaxy S7 , Samsung's 2016 flagship, is also up for grabs at Rs 26990 after a massive Rs 19010 markdown. The phone has a 4-inch display and is powered by Apple's A9 chipset while supporting 4K video and Apple Pay. The next phone to be offered at an extremely attractive price during the sale is the Pixel 2 . (more...)
Where is Ellen DeGeneres' house in Santa Barbara, California — Montecito mudslide MAP Where is Ellen DeGeneres' house in Santa Barbara, California — Montecito mudslide MAP
- January 12, 2018

The Thomas fire forced DeGeneres to evacuate . DeGeneres then thanked the firefighters for all they're doing in the area and for "working tirelessly on our behalf". The Golden Globes victor said she did not realise the scale of the devastation until she put on her boots and waded through the mud in her yard. "And he lived his life exactly how he wanted", the host said. (more...)
A 146-inch television will soon be available for purchase A 146-inch television will soon be available for purchase
- January 12, 2018

Samsung's top of the line TV is called The Wall. These are smaller than LEDs used in current TVs, and are said to be more power efficient. Ranking in at a world's first 88 inches television. "As a result, The Wall's self-emitting technology removes the need for color filters altogether and is able to deliver up to 2000 nits of peak brightness, brighter white hues, darker black shades and the truest natural colors". (more...)
Star Wars: Rivals is an upcoming third person shooter Star Wars: Rivals is an upcoming third person shooter
- January 12, 2018

You can even play as Jyn Erso or Director Krennic from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . The game is cross-platform compatible, so iOS and Android gamers will be able to go head-to-head. You'll unlock them as you progress through each of the arenas. Android players who pre-register for Star Wars: Rivals on Google Play will get a special bonus: exclusive access to death trooper support units. (more...)
Idea launches Rs 93 plan, offers 'unlimited calling' Idea launches Rs 93 plan, offers 'unlimited calling'
- January 12, 2018

As part of this, Jio has slashed the prices of four of its plans by Rs 50, the lowest tariff being Rs 149 cut down from Rs 199 which will offer 1 GB data daily for 28 days with unlimited calling, SMS and Jio apps. Jio's Rs 299 prepaid recharge plan comes bundled with free and unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. The 399 plan will cost Rs. 399/- and will offer 84GB data for 84 days with a daily limit of 1GB high-speed data. (more...)
Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster Coming to Steam
- January 12, 2018

It adds a number of powerups, variations to the classic gameplay, and boss fights, all set to rave-like colors and music. I kept my expectations in check, hoping for ports of the more recent games. The game was a big hit on the mobile front, and also made its debut in Japanese and USA arcades as well, with a special variation of the game with a big button to pound on. (more...)
Dark Souls: Remastered Brings Lordran To Current Hardware In May
- January 12, 2018

The debut of everyone's favourite pink blob sees new abilities that let you cast spider webs, hurl hearts at enemies to have them join your team, and up to four friends can join in for this epic adventure. Most games shown during the presentation were slated for a spring or summer release, though, so perhaps the game will be available within the next two quarters if development goes smoothly. (more...)
Scientists discover rare 200 million-year-old butterfly fossils Scientists discover rare 200 million-year-old butterfly fossils
- January 12, 2018

Resistant organic material. Insect legs. The fossilized organic material contained infinitesimally tiny scales which were similar to butterfly scales. But it turns out butterflies were living long before the first flowering plants ever appeared on Earth. Researchers aren't exactly sure why insects would have developed proboscises without flowers. (more...)
New phone app let's you consent to sex with a simple swipe New phone app let's you consent to sex with a simple swipe
- January 12, 2018

But this isn't a "Fifty Shades of Grey" type of contract. " LegalFling creates a legally binding agreement, which means any offense is a breach of contract". The consent can be sent by the app users using other social media platforms like Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, SMS and Telegram. When putting together the contract, there are a host of options you can choose from or deny interest in: from BDSM, to making a sex tape, and even just using a condom. (more...)
It's coming: The 'super blue blood moon eclipse' It's coming: The 'super blue blood moon eclipse'
- January 12, 2018

The " blood moon " term comes from Christian authors popularizing the term as it relates to biblical prophecies .The last lunar tetrad occurred between 2014 and 2015. When the Moon appears red or is eclipsed, it is also referred to as a " blood Moon ", so we will essentially see a super-blue-blood Moon at the end of the month - a phenomenon that hasn't happened since 1866! This happens when a full moon, Earth and the Sun line up. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications, Retail Box Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications, Retail Box Leaked
- January 12, 2018

It is tipped to feature the same infinity display as its predecessor, but with a more refined design. Like the Galaxy S8 , the S9 will make its debut in early Q2 this year but rumours are rife in claiming that Samsung will have something to show at the CES event. (more...)
Climate change turns 99.8 percent of sea turtle babies in Australia female Climate change turns 99.8 percent of sea turtle babies in Australia female
- January 12, 2018

We have a very good idea why this is happening, and once again it is humanity's fault. Unlike most animals, genetics don't determine the sex of sea turtles . While male sea turtles will mate with multiple females, the researchers say they don't know how many are needed to sustain sea turtle populations. The findings also highlight concerns about sea turtle populations in other parts of the world that don't exhibit such a "strength in numbers" as the Great Barrier Reef turtle communities. (more...)
Bitcoin falls on announcement of S Korea trading ban Bitcoin falls on announcement of S Korea trading ban
- January 12, 2018

A top official from South Korea said the government is preparing a bill to ban the trading of cryptocurrencies on exchanges, stepping up its efforts to curb speculation. On the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp, bitcoin lost over 10 percent at $13,199, after falling as low as $13,120 earlier. The real problem seems to be the herd mentality exhibited by investors after the bitcoin surge previous year that took coin values up by nearly 1,500 percent. (more...)