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Ben Stokes mocks Katie Price's disabled son in leaked Snapchat video Ben Stokes mocks Katie Price's disabled son in leaked Snapchat video
- September 29, 2017

The all-rounder's Ashes prospects hang in the balance, and this new video certainly won't help his cause. The clip, obtained by the Daily Express, shows the England cricketer imitating 15-year-old Harvey's appearance on Loose Women . "He doesn't deserve this, and especially not from a man who is in the public eye who should be setting an example to other people". However, after his arrest, post the night-club incident, he has been suspended by the England Cricket Board (ECB) until ... (more...)
Failed updates leave Mac computers at risk from targeted attacks on firmware Failed updates leave Mac computers at risk from targeted attacks on firmware
- September 29, 2017

Many Mac computers have EFI firmware vulnerabilities , and didn't receive proper updates to patch them, according to research from Duo Security. The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) has steadily replaced BIOS in recent years as means of booting and controlling hardware devices. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Trailer Released Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Trailer Released
- September 29, 2017

You play as a brand new character called Arthur Morgan who is a debt collector. However there is no mention of the original protagonist, John Marston, but it would be expected that he will turn up at some time due to the shared narrative. The last Red Dead game came out 7 years ago! The Red Dead series is an absolutely unbelievable series of games and a trailer for the latest installment in the series has finally arrived. (more...)
Samsung's Foldable Phone Surprise: New Details Emerge
- September 29, 2017

Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus. Image of the LineageOS 15 icon. Samsung began development of an in-folding smartphone four or five years ago, but it change to an outward folding design one or two years ago. (more...)
It looks like Galaxy S8 Active might be coming to T
- September 29, 2017

No official announcement has come yet, but a recent leak from the ever-reputable Evan Blass suggests it's heading to T-Mobile soon, and possibly Verizon and Sprint in the future. Now, a news outbreak hints to another carrier support for the device, by T-Mobile in the States. AT&T is now selling it for $849.99, though, so it's likely it'll cost somewhere around there. (more...)
Wii Shop Channel shuts down in 2019 Wii Shop Channel shuts down in 2019
- September 29, 2017

While there are still many people playing Wii today, Nintendo will begin shutting down it services in early 2019. Redownload of already bought software, as well as the Wii - WiiU data transfer will stay online for the time being but will also shut down at an undetermined date in the future. (more...)
Nokia 8 to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October
- September 29, 2017

Almost two weeks ago, HMD's CPO Juho Sarvikas in his Twitter post had revealed that HMD is beta testing Oreo on the Nokia 8 and that the update will be released once it's flawless. In case you tend to remember, the Nokia 8 flagship was launched by HMD Global back in August with some of the top-tier hardware seen on a typical 2017 flagship onboard. (more...)
Manchester United Will Rival Chelsea for Star Midfielder Manchester United Will Rival Chelsea for Star Midfielder
- September 29, 2017

We are nearly there. "So I think it's normal, a little bit of relaxation". The Manchester United manager, the report says, sent his scouts to go and watch Nainggolan during Roma's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid earlier this month. (more...)
Axa Sells 30300 Shares of Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF)
- September 29, 2017

In the market the company is trading up by 0.29% percent from yesterday's close. 1 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial by 147.6% during the 2nd quarter. The company's 50-day moving average price is $47.92 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.23. (more...)
Nokia to make its comeback
- September 29, 2017

So lovers of the infamous mobile will be pleased to hear the phone will be making a comeback to Australia in October with a new and improved, affordable model. It'll sport the same reimagined phone, with a 2.4-inch polarized colour screen, 2-megapixel rear camera and LED flash, 16 MB storage with 32GB supported MicroSD card. (more...)
Honda Riding Assist-e Debuts | Concept Electric Motorcycle Honda Riding Assist-e Debuts | Concept Electric Motorcycle
- September 29, 2017

At this stage Honda doesn't have too much to say about the Sports EV, but it does say it will have a friendly face, be a joy to drive and be an EV with AI technology. Being a concept bike, you will never see one on the showroom floor, yet the Honda Riding Assist-e gives us an idea of where Honda thinks our sport is headed. (more...)
Alfa Romeo's First SUV Also Happens To Be The World's Quickest Alfa Romeo's First SUV Also Happens To Be The World's Quickest
- September 29, 2017

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio in Quadrifoglio guise is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring. Quadrifoglio has been a racing namesake in the Alfa Romeo brand, with the title used on racing cars since 1923. It generates 510 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque and is paired to a standard Q4 all-wheel-drive system. Porsche holds the record for all cars, with its 911 GT2 RS this month setting an insane 6:47.3 time . (more...)
Google is reportedly working on a screen-equipped Amazon Echo Show competitor Google is reportedly working on a screen-equipped Amazon Echo Show competitor
- September 29, 2017

Google on Tuesday ended YouTube's support for the Echo Show , forestalling owners of Amazon's LCD-prepared savvy speaker from getting to the most popular video streaming service on the planet, the web-based business goliath affirmed in an announcement issued to The Verge . (more...)
Google opens up 'Family Link' parental controls for Android Google opens up 'Family Link' parental controls for Android
- September 29, 2017

Parents can also create a Google Account for their kid right from Android setup, and then manage their kid's account and device with Family Link . The software offers more features on Android as compared to iOS including a "Restrictions" section that's focused more on what apps a child can use and lets configure privacy and other settings, the report added. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Position Trimmed by Hexavest Inc
- September 29, 2017

The company has market cap of $2.51 billion. Share performance for the month is now at -4.48%. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total value of $1,980,462.00. Pillar Pacific Capital owns 1.55% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 164,764 shares. Rwc Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 784,372 shares. (more...)
Panasonic launches P99 with 5-inch HD screen for INR 7490 Panasonic launches P99 with 5-inch HD screen for INR 7490
- September 29, 2017

The smartphone features a 5 inch HD Display, while being powered by a 1.25 GHz quad-core processor paired with a 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The handset is backed by a 2000mAh battery, measures 144.6×71.8×8.6mm, and weighs 145 grams. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. (more...)
SpaceX aims to land two 'BFR' cargo missions on Mars by 2022 SpaceX aims to land two 'BFR' cargo missions on Mars by 2022
- September 29, 2017

Elon Musk is bullish about colonizing Mars , maybe even sooner than anyone thought. Musk offered no insight on costs, but the idea would be the most dramatic change to air travel since the supersonic Concord arrived on the scene in the mid 70s, travelling at twice the speed of sound and cutting the 8-hour flight between Paris and NY to less than 3.5 hours. (more...)
Amazon Reveals New $99 Echo | Here's What's Different Amazon Reveals New $99 Echo | Here's What's Different
- September 29, 2017

Now through October 8 you can get a Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot as a bundle for $59.99. It might not have 4K and HDR support, but the Fire TV stick is a good budget media streamer that's even better for Amazon Prime members. It comes with improved sound quality due to dedicated subwoofer and tweeters. Preorders for the new Echo devices started Wednesday. Fabric finishes (coal, gray and sand) cost U.S. (more...)
Amazon Announces New Alexa-Powered Smart Home Devices Amazon Announces New Alexa-Powered Smart Home Devices
- September 29, 2017

It can also make phone calls - Amazon's introducing a supplementary gadget, the Echo Connect , which will let you take and make calls on your Echo using your landline number. The Echo Plus will come bundled with a Philips Hue smart bulb and will be available black, white and silver colour variants. If you were to combine the Echo Dot with the Echo Show , you'd get the $129 Echo Spot , another new device from Amazon . (more...)
Mario was originally punching his companion Yoshi in Super Mario World Mario was originally punching his companion Yoshi in Super Mario World
- September 29, 2017

Super Mario World made its debut in Japan almost 30 years ago and was a huge commercial success globally selling over 20 million copies. In the interview , they drop the sad truth that Mario is nothing but a bully. "What's more, there's an added "bop" sound". Naturally, this did not seem to line up with Mario's good guy image and the team at Nintendo made a decision to change it so that Mario was indeed just commanding Yoshi instead. (more...)
Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions revive the cool bowtie Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions revive the cool bowtie
- September 29, 2017

Inspired by the vehicles used in production plants to move parts, it was a rolling chassis with an open-cab and an open frame that could be modified to meet particular needs. The special-edition Silverado arrives at dealerships in October, while the Colorado follows in November. The 1929 International Series LD also market the first time Chevrolet started to introduce colors to its pickups. (more...)
Spotify's Newest Personalized Playlist Takes You Back To Your Teenage Years Spotify's Newest Personalized Playlist Takes You Back To Your Teenage Years
- September 29, 2017

Spotify's "Time Capsule" playlist is another step in the company's push to help people discover new music - or, in this case, remember old favorites. Spotify took things further past year with Daily Mixes, six separate playlists that are curated by genre based on the user's preferences. The new playlist gathers up at least 30 throwback jams from your teens and early 20s, making it the ideal (and inevitably cheesy) soundtrack to your favourite memories. (more...)
Moto X Pure Edition Finally Receiving Its Nougat Update Moto X Pure Edition Finally Receiving Its Nougat Update
- September 28, 2017

It is the first software update for the phone in nearly a year and this clearly shows how Motorola has gone down in the software support after the Lenovo acquisition. Well, it's a mystery that only Motorola can answer as the company has broken its tradition of software updates. The update brings the 7.0 version of Android along with a September 1, 2017, security patch. (more...)
Price cuts to clear summer stock hurt H&M margins Price cuts to clear summer stock hurt H&M margins
- September 28, 2017

The Stockholm-based brand stocks fast fashion items created in-house and teams up with designers for one-time collections. Those good times may seem like a distant memory for the Swedish retailer. "The fashion retail sector is growing and is in a period of extensive and rapid change as a result of ongoing digitalisation", said Persson. H&M faces rising competition in its core European budget fashion market including from young shoppers defecting to online retailers such as Asos and ... (more...)
FCC Chairman Pressures Apple to Activate iPhone's Dormant FM Chip FCC Chairman Pressures Apple to Activate iPhone's Dormant FM Chip
- September 28, 2017

Radio broadcasters have long highlighted the importance of OTA broadcasts in times of crisis, both for emergency alerting and for vital news and services information. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The FM radio option comes with the Qualcomm chips installed on iPhones, and nearly every smartphone in the market. (more...)
McLaren BP23 development mule revealed McLaren BP23 development mule revealed
- September 28, 2017

The British automaker says the BP23 will be the "fastest ever McLaren", so it's reasonable to assume it will eclipse the 240 miles per hour top speed of the McLaren F1. "It's just faster - that's all we're saying at the minute", McLaren's Ultimate Series line director Andy Palmer said in an interview with Autocar . Traditional side mirrors may also not feature on the BP23 and instead be replaced by cameras - though this system isn't legal in some parts of the world yet. (more...)
Katy Perry Shares Trailer of Her Documentary Katy Perry Shares Trailer of Her Documentary "Will You Be My Witness"
- September 28, 2017

In a new feature-length special named Katy Perry: Will You Be My Witness? Join Katy as she does behind-the-scenes in the creation and aftermath of this unprecedented live-streaming event with friends, artists and celebrity guests. The channel's content will only continue to grow, especially as Perry has just launched her Witness tour, camera crew in tow. Taylor Swift fans are already familiar with this newer form of access, as Swift created a video-on-demand service called Taylor Swift ... (more...)
LG's V30 will be available in the USA on October 5th LG's V30 will be available in the USA on October 5th
- September 28, 2017

Or if you opt to do T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan, it'll be $80 down (plus taxes) and $30/month for 24 months. Only the Silver version is available. Carphone Warehouse is offering from £44 a month on contract with a £9 upfront fee, with a whole range of deals available across Vodafone, EE and O2 networks. (more...)
Google Home 'Max' will be a high-end version of Google's smart speaker Google Home 'Max' will be a high-end version of Google's smart speaker
- September 28, 2017

What 9To5Google seems certain of is that the device does exist since a product matching its description already appeared in a focus group held by Google earlier this year. However, at this point, we can't really predict Google's plans. It's an upgrade from Google Home's "high excursion" speaker, which isn't capable of playing stereo quality music. (more...)
Google Takes On Amazon Echo With 'Stereo Sound' Google Home Google Takes On Amazon Echo With 'Stereo Sound' Google Home
- September 28, 2017

The unnamed sources have also revealed that Google Home "Max" is a more like a project name so it should not be taken as the final product name. Amazon proved this week that it's way ahead of Google in the race to be the computer for your home. (more...)