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Facebook’s 10 year challenge Facebook’s 10 year challenge
- January 18, 2019

While these images might have annoyed some people, it has gotten others, who believe that these images could be used by social media giants like Facebook for refining their face recognition system, worried. While this all makes sense however, it's important to note that there is no proof that this is what is happening. The social media giant has since denied the theory replying to a tweet sharing O'Neill's article and insisted Facebook had nothing to do with the meme. (more...)
Sprint launches My Sprint Rewards programme Sprint launches My Sprint Rewards programme
- January 18, 2019

As T-Mobile and Sprint's merger sits on hold during the government shutdown, Sprint has taken a leaf from its future business partner and launched a rewards program. It remains to be seen what other kinds of perks Sprint will offer in the weeks and months to come, or whether the offer of freebies and discounts will entice anyone to switch carriers. (more...)
‘Westworld Mobile’ Lawsuit Settled, Game Begins Shutdown Process ‘Westworld Mobile’ Lawsuit Settled, Game Begins Shutdown Process
- January 17, 2019

Despite the fact that the two groups appeared to come to some sort of settlement agreement and did not announce that the game would be shuttered, it looks like the app has now been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store. Although Warner Bros and Behaviour said the accusations against them were completely baseless, they eventually settled the lawsuit after reaching an unknown agreement with Bethesda. (more...)
You’ll flip for the foldable Motorola Razr smartphone reboot You’ll flip for the foldable Motorola Razr smartphone reboot
- January 17, 2019

However, the upcoming model will feature a foldable screen, not the old flip phone form factor. It will be a foldable phone with a price tag of around $1,500 according to sources. Motorola is planning to revive it's Razr brand which once sat on the throne for one of the most iconic and stylish phones in the market. Its ultra-thin design allowed the device to be marketed as an ultra high-end phone. (more...)
Google Fi launches advanced messaging feature for compatible smartphones Google Fi launches advanced messaging feature for compatible smartphones
- January 15, 2019

Google is bringing a serious update to its Google Fi network by adding Rich Communication Services to its Messages app . This news is big less because of its nature and more because it's about time. Now the tech is coming to the Google Fi network. These include the Google Pixel 3 , Pixel 3 XL , Moto G6 , LG V35 ThinQ and more. For those Fi users who have a compatible Android phone, you will need to install the official Google Messages app in order to activate the RCS ... (more...)
Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s ideal 10 UCLA routine hides heartbreaking past Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s ideal 10 UCLA routine hides heartbreaking past
- January 15, 2019

When she made this decision, she had been competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders. After her performance, Ohashi ran towards her team and shared hi5s with her teammates before the ideal scores were revealed and she received big hugs from her team. (more...)
A smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom may be in the works A smartphone camera with 10x optical zoom may be in the works
- January 15, 2019

So we can't be sure if the new 10x optical zoom technology will make its way to the consumers. Why it matters: Oppo's periscope-inspired camera technology could be the next big thing in mobile photography. The assembly uses a prism to bend light by 90 degrees. There are further suggestions that the two phones might have a punch-hole display . It's not clear if the company will launch a commercial device or show off the technology with a prototype device. (more...)
New Mustang Shelby GT500: The fastest and most powerful street-legal Ford New Mustang Shelby GT500: The fastest and most powerful street-legal Ford
- January 15, 2019

Ford says much of the car's body was designed in its motorsport programs North Carolina wind tunnel. The top-pony's double-front grille adds 50% more cooling than the GT350, while wider wings house 20x11-inch wheels at the front and larger 20x11.5-inch wheels at the rear. (more...)
Mom of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games over Orange Justice dance Mom of Orange Shirt Kid sues Epic Games over Orange Justice dance
- January 15, 2019

Epic Games is piling up dance emote lawsuits, the latest of which is from "Random" dance creator Orange Shirt Kid's mom. Orange Shirt Kid submitted the Random dance to Fortnite's BoogieDown dance contest, which had players submitting dances for inclusion in the game. (more...)
Rocket League full cross-platform play is now live Rocket League full cross-platform play is now live
- January 14, 2019

You can try it immediately. Cross-platform play is enabled by default, but if you want to make sure it's turned on (or if you want to turn it off), you can do so by going to Main Menu Options Gameplay and ticking (or unticking) the box labeled Cross-Platform Play. (more...)
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 one year from today Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 one year from today
- January 14, 2019

When it came to migrating away from Windows XP it took some large enterprises as long as three years to transfer their entire systems to the new operating system, now, many firms will have to make the transition in less than 12 months. The latest figures from Netmarketshare showed that more than 36 per cent of PC owners are still clinging onto the venerable OS, being overtaken by Windows 10 - which claims 39.22 per cent - for the first time in December. (more...)
Apple 'demanded $1bn' for Qualcomm to get iPhone deal Apple 'demanded $1bn' for Qualcomm to get iPhone deal
- January 14, 2019

Under the 2011 deal, Qualcomm was named Apple's sole supplier of modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data networks, in exchange for which Qualcomm agreed to give Apple a rebate - the exact nature of which has not been disclosed. (more...)
The OnePlus 7 might come with a slider mechanism The OnePlus 7 might come with a slider mechanism
- January 14, 2019

OnePlus 7 , the most anticipated, and keenly awaited flagship successor from OnePlus is once again in news, and OnePlus fans are super excited, all right. Today, Android smartphone vendors seem to have improved their notch smarts, with OnePlus being one of the best examples of how to make a good notch that doesn't stand out. (more...)
Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push
- January 14, 2019

Ford boldly calls the Explorer ST "the fastest three-row SUV under $60,000", and it packs upgraded brakes, springs, and dampers. "More than anything, it's just a hell of a lot of fun to drive". A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is standard, as are a tow package with a Class III receiver and Ford's suite of active safety tech. An all-new 10-speed modular hybrid transmission provides SUV capability. (more...)
Fallout 76 players discover secret human NPC & unseen items Fallout 76 players discover secret human NPC & unseen items
- January 13, 2019

As the name implies, these rooms are usually intended for developers to experiment with various items, NPCs, and objects without affecting the rest of the game. An email has been doing the rounds suggesting that players who enter the room could receive a temporary suspension in order to "ensure the integrity" of characters and accounts. (more...)
Artificial tears Market - Global Market Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 Artificial tears Market - Global Market Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018
- January 13, 2019

Packed with insightful information, the report has been delivered in an easy-to-read format with charts, tables, and other illustrations that highlight the study's most pertinent data. MarketInsightsReports provides syndicated market research on industry verticals including Healthcare, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Technology and Media, Chemicals, Materials, Energy, Heavy Industry, etc . (more...)
Toyota unveils last Supra teaser pic ahead of its Detroit premiere Toyota unveils last Supra teaser pic ahead of its Detroit premiere
- January 13, 2019

Said to have been posted on Twitter by Toyota's Mexican arm and discovered by American motoring publication Jalopnik, an official-looking video has shown the Supra in the full metal for the first time - with previous leaks and teaser images offering small highlights. (more...)
Red Dead Online finally gets battle royale mode, more story missions coming Red Dead Online finally gets battle royale mode, more story missions coming
- January 13, 2019

This mode is basically inspired by the Battle Royale genre. But that's not all, " Gun Rush " mode will be presented in two variations: team mode where kill counts are tacked onto a leaderboard, and the free-for-all variation most commonly associated with this type of gameplay. (more...)
Windows 10 will reserve 7GB of your storage just for updates Windows 10 will reserve 7GB of your storage just for updates
- January 13, 2019

In November of past year Microsoft's anti-piracy systems also accidentally disabled legitimate Windows 10 Pro systems . "Without reserved storage , if a user nearly fills up her or his storage , several Windows and application scenarios become unreliable", Microsoft explained in a blog post . (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched: Threat to other Budget smartphones Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched: Threat to other Budget smartphones
- January 13, 2019

Furthermore, Xiaomi has also confirmed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is also slated to launch after the Spring Festival this year, and it is expected to come with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor . It is availablein three colour options - Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue, and Bright Black colour options. This also means the Redmi Note 7 Pro could have a slightly higher price compared to the Yuan 999 starting price of the regular variant, which comes to around Rs 10,000 Plus. (more...)
Here's a look at AMD's own Radeon VII benchmarks for 25 games Here's a look at AMD's own Radeon VII benchmarks for 25 games
- January 13, 2019

HardOCP has created a table of benchmark results featuring the new Radeon VII by distilling info provided in the AMD press-deck footnotes. On average, the Radeon VII is putting up scores that are roughly 29 percent faster than the Radeon RX Vega 64 . (more...)
Apple's AirPower charging mat has finally entered production Apple's AirPower charging mat has finally entered production
- January 13, 2019

And after months of wait, the AirPower just disappeared into the air. What's more, we haven't heard a peep about the product from Apple, leaving many to wonder if it would ever launch or if Apple perhaps scrapped it entirely. Pegatron has a long relationship with Apple, producing some of the company's most popular products. This would suggest that previous reports of a release in the first quarter of 2019 were accurate. (more...)
Blizzard Pay Tribute To Stan Lee With World Of Warcraft NPC
- January 13, 2019

Twitter user Bas Schouten discovered that an NPC character called Stanley had been added to the long-running MMO in the 8.1.5 patch on the Public Test Realm. The location of these two alternative NPCs is now unknown. Thanks to the awesome folks at WoWHead , they not only spotted Stan Lee in Azeroth - but captured his essence in the video above for all to enjoy. (more...)
Geralt of Rivia Joins Monster Hunter Geralt of Rivia Joins Monster Hunter
- January 13, 2019

Capcom also says Monster Hunter World's Witcher collaboration was developed closely with CD Projekt Red, the studio behind The Witcher games. This date only applies to PS4, and Xbox One, with PC to follow at a later date . In case you missed it, here's the trailer for the event. Are you looking forward to hunting down monsters with the Witcher of lore himself? Video game stories from other sites on the web. (more...)
Mortal Kombat 11 cover star won't surprise you in the least Mortal Kombat 11 cover star won't surprise you in the least
- January 13, 2019

An animated film is on the way and there is already a pretty interesting cast rumored including Community's Joel McHale. Not surprisingly, the cover features a familiar character, Scorpion, who has appeared in all of the Mortal Kombat games since its initial release in 1992. (more...)
Unity rules change suddenly leaves many games in trouble Unity rules change suddenly leaves many games in trouble
- January 13, 2019

Unity reportedly changed its terms of service to specifically disallow services like SpatialOS from functioning with its game engine, Improbable said in a blog post on Thursday. 'Improbable published a blog post regarding their relationship with Unity earlier today . If a game developer runs a Unity-based game server on their own servers or generic cloud instances (like GCP, AWS or Azure), they are covered by our EULA. (more...)
U Deluxe Adds A Secret Playable Character U Deluxe Adds A Secret Playable Character
- January 13, 2019

There is a wide variety of additional game modes to entertain players of all skill levels, and with up to four player multiplayer**, you and your friends and family members can all play together. That game also allows you to play as Mario, Luigi , Toad and Nabbit, and, new to the game series, Toadette. Ultimate . While previous ones have been themed around certain kinds of Spirits, this week's event will give players a chance to earn some extra bonuses. (more...)
AI identifies precancerous cervix higher than human consultants, report says AI identifies precancerous cervix higher than human consultants, report says
- January 13, 2019

He said the cancer can develop from the human papillomavirus . The screening is made for testing pre-cancer and cancer in women. The clinics segment dominates the market for cervical cancer screening, which are followed by the hospitals and laboratories segments. (more...)
Lexus LC Convertible Concept drops roof for more drama Lexus LC Convertible Concept drops roof for more drama
- January 13, 2019

That arrives in form of the all-new LC Convertible Concept . Lexus hasn't provided any technical details for its "aspirational halo vehicle", but the inevitable production version would most likely be available as an LC500 with the aforementioned 5.0-litre V8 - which develops 471bhp in the coupe - and as an LC500h with a V6 hybrid powertrain. (more...)
Memory monster! Lexar launches 1TB SD card Memory monster! Lexar launches 1TB SD card
- January 13, 2019

The 1TB Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card is available now at an MSRP of $499.99. The Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I card, to give it its full name, offers a read speeds of 95MB/s - making it perfectly suitable for 4K video shooting, or for high-speed continuous shooting. (more...)