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Samsung Hopes To Regain Consumer Trust With Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Hopes To Regain Consumer Trust With Galaxy Note 8
- August 24, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 also jumps on all the latest trend wagons by reducing the top and bottom bezels even more and packing dual cameras for the rear array. Probably very little, to be honest. Apple does have the Apple Pencil, which is supported by the iPad Pro range but not by the iPhone. Here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 8 . (more...)
Securities Analyst Recommendations: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Harsco Corporation (HSC)
- August 24, 2017

Microsoft Corporation ( NASDAQ:MSFT ) traded down 0.26% during trading on Thursday, reaching $72.53. About 10.32 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 13.65, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. (more...)
Virgin Mobile gives BYO iPhone customers a year of service for $1 Virgin Mobile gives BYO iPhone customers a year of service for $1
- August 24, 2017

Looks like Virgin Mobile is on a mission to sign up as many iPhone users as it can. "This is an unprecedented opportunity to get an incredible deal on wireless for a limited time", Draper added. Once Virgin Mobile verifies that your iPhone is compatible with its network, the company will ship you a SIM card along with instructions to install and activate it. (more...)
Fans Outraged At Nintendo Over Limited SNES Classic Pre-Orders Fans Outraged At Nintendo Over Limited SNES Classic Pre-Orders
- August 24, 2017

According to reports , most of those who have been looking forward to make a pre-order of the SNES were caught off guard as it happened in the wee hours of the morning without any hint from Nintendo . "A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year", goes the post of Nintendo on its official Facebook page last August 2. (more...)
Pre-register for 'Monument Valley 2' on Google Play Pre-register for 'Monument Valley 2' on Google Play
- August 24, 2017

But if critics are to be believed, it's worth the wait. Monument Valley 2 builds on the isometric puzzles of the original by asking you to control two characters at once, instead of one. The sequel will bring more challenges puzzles with improved gameplay. Monument Valley 2 has you guiding a mother and child duo across a magical landscape, full of mysterious, moving architecture and secret pathways. (more...)
Microsoft Revives Iconic Series With Age of Empires IV Microsoft Revives Iconic Series With Age of Empires IV
- August 24, 2017

Since the original Age of Empires developer, Ensemble Studios, no longer exists, Relic Entertainment will take the lead in developing Age of Empires IV . The trailer only showed concept art depicting ancient civilizations and historic battles. While Microsoft did not provide a lot of details, Relic's post says that they will try to fuse historical context with deep strategic gameplay, bringing back the franchise to the forefront of gaming. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins Multiple Protagonists Will Include Bayek's Wife, Ubisoft Corfirms Assassin's Creed Origins Multiple Protagonists Will Include Bayek's Wife, Ubisoft Corfirms
- August 24, 2017

Next week Final Fantasy XV players will be treated to some free DLC; an entire festival dedicated to the culture of assassination, and some very familiar costumes and combat maneuvers will make their way into the game. This will transform Lestallum with signs and banners, while adding new activities, themed items and features, as well as Altair's Master Assassin Robes for Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto, alongside new assassin abilities for Noctis. (more...)
YotaPhone 3 Officially Announced With 5.2 Inch Secondary Display on the Back YotaPhone 3 Officially Announced With 5.2 Inch Secondary Display on the Back
- August 24, 2017

In terms of imaging, the YotaPhone 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The last two phones had a certain charm to them, especially the Yotaphone 2, and the novel E-Ink rear display that sets Yota's devices apart is unsurprisingly still the main attraction. (more...)
Roku top streaming media player Roku top streaming media player
- August 24, 2017

The other manufacturer to get good news in the report was Amazon . As of Q1 2017, 37 per cent of streaming media players owned by United States broadband households are Roku devices, up from one-third in Q1 2016. "The growth of the U.S. OTT market provided consumers with unprecedented ease of access to video content". Roku increased from the 33 percent it hit during the first quarter of 2016, according to " Reinventing CE: Transforming Devices to Service Platforms ". (more...)
Olivier Ntcham wants to face PSG in Champions League group stage Olivier Ntcham wants to face PSG in Champions League group stage
- August 24, 2017

The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week, however there were some nervy moments for the Carnlough man and the Scottish champions in a pulsating encounter at the Astana Arena. (more...)
Man Jumps On Tow Truck Repossessing Car
- August 24, 2017

When the car's owner ran out of the store he was in, he began yelling at the tow truck driver and trying to free his vehicle. In the video, sparks fly from the auto as its front end drags on the street. The three-minute clip has gone viral with more than two million views on Facebook. She says the owner of the Nissan Altima noticed his vehicle being dragged away in a repossession, so Nyiesha picked him up to chase it. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 May Launch On Oct 5 Google Pixel 2 May Launch On Oct 5
- August 24, 2017

The first generation Pixel was launched on October 4th last year, a day earlier to this year's date. According to a very renowned leaker, Google will be unveiling the second generation of its Pixel branded handsets on October 5. This was the same story past year, where flagship phones released before Q4 came with a Snapdragon 820 while those that came after, beginning with the 1st-generation Pixels, came with a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 821. (more...)
Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)
- August 24, 2017

Vetr upgraded shares of Canadian Solar from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $19.06 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 10th. According to analysts Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.18 and can go high up to $0.6. Canadian Solar (NASDAQ CSIQ) traded up 0.53% on Tuesday, reaching $15.07. (more...)
Snapchat Is Joining The Scripted Content Game Snapchat Is Joining The Scripted Content Game
- August 24, 2017

The video content is presently being produced by other companies; Snapchat hasn't yet taken the plunge of commissioning shows directly. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival , Bell insisted that the company was not helping to drive a stake into the heart of traditional broadcasters. (more...)
'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' Getting Season Pass 'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' Getting Season Pass
- August 24, 2017

Available at Launch - 8 unique steampunk weapons will be available, each one with its own statistics. During the Fall, players will gain access to new solo challenges in which to test their skill. This is also the release date for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle . It is being developed by Ubisoft while utilizing the characters from Nintendo's popular Mario franchise. (more...)
Uber's quarterly losses fall to $645 million as revenue climbs Uber's quarterly losses fall to $645 million as revenue climbs
- August 24, 2017

Even though losses shrunk 14% year-over-year, it's still a sizable amount standing in the way of its path to profitability. Uber is still losing money, but the ride-hailing firm appears to have stemmed the flow of cash to some degree. website Axios, suggesting customers are not being put off recent controversies. Uber in July announced it would partner with Yandex, the Russian search engine's ride-hailing division. (more...)
Banking Trojan Slips Onto Google Play Hiding In Game Banking Trojan Slips Onto Google Play Hiding In Game
- August 24, 2017

The affected Android apps themselves were not malicious but since they relied on Igexin's ad SDK, they could have been used to install spying capabilities via malicious plugins. Apps from other categories, including educational, health and fitness, travel, emoji, and home video camera, were also found to be compromised, notes ZDNet. (more...)
Linkin Park Announce Event to Honour Chester Bennington Linkin Park Announce Event to Honour Chester Bennington
- August 24, 2017

Recently, rapper Jay-Z performed his collaboration with Linkin Park "Numb/Encore" to honor Bennington. Chester Bennington died at the age of 41 on July 20th 2017 on what would have been his friend Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday, though the latter committed suicide just two months earlier. (more...)
Overwatch has a new short called Rise and Shine Overwatch has a new short called Rise and Shine
- August 24, 2017

Nine years ago she was a happy-go-lucky scientist at Ecopoint: Antarctica , recording a last video log before being put into cryosleep. The animation leans lovingly on the relationship between Mei and her hovering robot companion, Snowball, telling an engrossing story without combat. (more...)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Position Increased by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Position Increased by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
- August 23, 2017

LLC's holdings in Sirius XM Holdings were worth $246,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Miracle Mile Advisors LLC increased its position in Sirius XM Holdings by 1.5% in the first quarter. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. (more...)
Is Facebook down? Sort of... and there's a simple fix Is Facebook down? Sort of... and there's a simple fix
- August 23, 2017

Again, for anyone who doesn't know, Incognito mode allows you can browse the Internet in private without Chrome saving the sites you visit. On an Android device you'll need to tap the recent apps icon, which is usually the square at the bottom of the screen found on either the left or right of the Home button, then swipe away the Facebook app to close it. (more...)
AccuWeather iOS App Sends Location Data to Advertising Partner AccuWeather iOS App Sends Location Data to Advertising Partner
- August 23, 2017

The claims, which AccuWeather has denied, comes from security researcher Will Strafach who revealed the alleged shady practice of the app tracking the locations iPhone users. An Accuweather executive commented: 'In the future, AccuWeather plans to use data through Reveal Mobile for audience segmentation and analysis, to build a greater audience understanding and create more contextually relevant and helpful experiences for users and for advertisers'. (more...)
Western Digital's New External Hard Drive Is a 20TB Monster Western Digital's New External Hard Drive Is a 20TB Monster
- August 23, 2017

RAID-0 mode provides super-fast performance with up to 360MB/s2 sequential read speeds (using the USB Type-C port). Sven Rathjen, VP of product marketing, Client Solutions, said: "We see it within new content creation segments such as the drone market and with enthusiasts, as well as professionals, producing and editing massive, high-quality photo and video files". (more...)
Micromax Canvas Infinity: Launched In India Specification Features Priced at Rs 9999 Micromax Canvas Infinity: Launched In India Specification Features Priced at Rs 9999
- August 23, 2017

As we mentioned, While the smartphone is an Amazon India exclusive for now, co-founder Rahul Sharma did confirm that the smartphone will be sold through offline channels as well, eventually. Further, the tablet will also come loaded with DTS sound, which might improve the overall audio experience of the device. The rear panel also shows the main camera located at the top left corner along with LED flash. (more...)
It's official! Android 8.0 is called Oreo
- August 23, 2017

How cool would it be for non-Pixel devices to get nearly instant Android updates? Even though you probably can figure out that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will receive Android 8 .0, and ditto for the Moto Z Force , Moto Z and Moto Z Play , once you start talking about models released in 2015, you really don't know what to expect. (more...)
Ranveer Singh set to rock in reality show along with Baba Ramdev Ranveer Singh set to rock in reality show along with Baba Ramdev
- August 23, 2017

Personally, I'm excited to start the journey with them and more to work with Vishal ji on set. One day later, they were spotted together on a dinner date. There were rumours of a breakup that were doing the rounds but this video that we found proves that these two are head over heels in love! Aishwarya had reportedly agreed to play the role of Rani Padmavati but said that Salman must essay the role of the antagonist Alaud-Din Khilji for the reason that there would be no scenes between the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to cost £869 in the UK Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured to cost £869 in the UK
- August 23, 2017

We know the phone will directly rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and LG has just posted two views that seemingly mock the Galaxy Note 8. According to a report in CNET, "Note 8" will have a dual-camera setup - likely a 12MP optical and 13MP telephoto sensor and it may also have rounded edges on all sides. (more...)
Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea Sanctions Against Chinese and Russians With Business Ties to North Korea
- August 23, 2017

Mnuchin said the sanctions will help to isolate North Korea from the finances necessary to further their nuclear program. After the U.N. Security Council's adoption of new sanctions on August 5, it threatened to retaliate against the U.S. (more...)
LG will start building EV components in MI from 2018 LG will start building EV components in MI from 2018
- August 23, 2017

The factory will make and package renewable batteries and supply 11 other parts to the auto industry. The construction of the plant in Hazel Park, near the industrial city of Detroit, will be completed early next year, LG Electronics said. (more...)
Meizu M6 Note Launched: Snapdragon 625, Dual Cameras, Large Battery & More Meizu M6 Note Launched: Snapdragon 625, Dual Cameras, Large Battery & More
- August 23, 2017

The connectivity features on the Meizu M6 Note include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 802.11ac and Global Positioning System. Unfortunately, we still do not know how much will the Meizu M6 Note cost, same goes for Meizu's all-new earbuds. (more...)