Sci-tech


Edo Assembly Impeaches Speaker Edo Assembly Impeaches Speaker
- August 15, 2017

The member representing Akoko Edo I, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, was elected as his replacement, while a former Speaker of the House, Mr. Victor Edoror, emerged as the new Deputy Speaker. His efforts to stop the sacking of Okonoboh however amounted to exercise in futility as the resolute majority members of the Assembly, later elected Ajoto as the new Speaker. (more...)
Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net
- August 15, 2017

Way back in September of previous year, Blizzard Entertainment announced that its Battle.net platform would be undergoing a name change. Now, the company is giving up on the initiative and returning to Battle.net branding. The new name will be used online both for the service and in all written notices from Blizzard. "Take it from the developer formerly known as Silicon & Synapse, and Chaos Studios, names are important too". (more...)
Apple May Bring Apple Watch To Aetna's 23 Million Customers Apple May Bring Apple Watch To Aetna's 23 Million Customers
- August 15, 2017

Apple now offers the watches, which can measure steps taken and heart rates, to its 50,000 employees as a part of its own corporate health program. Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC . (more...)
Okami HD Heading for Xmas Release on PS4/Xbox One Okami HD Heading for Xmas Release on PS4/Xbox One
- August 15, 2017

If this information is accurate, that would mean that this re-release will be available in both physical and digital formats unlike the 2013 PS3 version of the game which could only be downloaded digitally. For those who never played the original, Okami is an adventure game with a very distinct brush stroke art style. I for one would love an excuse to replay Okami , though - as with everything these days - I'm a bit bummed that it's apparently not getting a Switch port. (more...)
Tesla's Newly Issued Bonds Are Trading At Par Tesla's Newly Issued Bonds Are Trading At Par
- August 15, 2017

Crestwood Advisors Group LLC bought a new position in Tesla during the first quarter worth about $101,000. Argus reaffirmed a " hold " rating on shares of Tesla in a report on Thursday, May 11th. When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. During the same quarter past year, the business posted ($1.06) EPS. Morgan Stanley boosts its price target on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to $317 from $305 on a higher expectation for Model 3 deliveries this year and a ... (more...)
Jaguars Hold Fournette Out of Practice, Lee Gets Carted Off Field Jaguars Hold Fournette Out of Practice, Lee Gets Carted Off Field
- August 14, 2017

A lot of people were like, 'It's going to be fast.' But by me playing in the SEC, that kind of helped me a lot. But he watched Monday's joint practice between the Jaguars and Tampa Bay from the sideline and he wasn't on crutches or wore a protective boot. (more...)
Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta Sledgehammer Games updates gamers on features of Call of Duty WWII Beta
- August 14, 2017

Co-developed with long-time Call of Duty partner, Raven Software, the War Mode will pit players on both sides, Axis and Allies, against each other, in the " war torn" French village of St. The wait is nearly over-the Call of Duty: WWII beta will be playable on PlayStation 4 in 11 days. The beta will feature the Pointe Du Hoc, Ardennes, and Gibraltar maps . (more...)
Amazon Web Services announce Amazon Macie Amazon Web Services announce Amazon Macie
- August 14, 2017

Macie works with data stored in Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), but support for additional data stores is due later in 2017, the press release said. In addition to guiding users through the migration process, it also tracks the migration status as well. Although the Migration Hub is hosted in AWS' US-West-2 region, it can help manage migrations around the world. (more...)
EA Games for Nintendo Switch Dependent on Federation Internationale de Football Association 18's Success EA Games for Nintendo Switch Dependent on Federation Internationale de Football Association 18's Success
- August 14, 2017

Following Electronic Arts' press conference during E3 2017, the company released details regarding the Nintendo Switch version of Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, confirming that it will lack several of the features included in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of the sports title. (more...)
Opera kills off its Max data-saving Android VPN Opera kills off its Max data-saving Android VPN
- August 14, 2017

It represented a different focus for Opera , one that the company doesn't seem to be willing to pursue now. The app has been removed from Google Play with immediate effect, and there will be no more updates. The version was a "major update with an all new design, optimized for easier use of the powerful data savings and data management tools inside Opera Max ". (more...)
Snapchat adds a Pikachu filter for your kawaii pokémon needs Snapchat adds a Pikachu filter for your kawaii pokémon needs
- August 14, 2017

You can see the feature in action in the video below. The official Pikachu filter applies the electric mouse's trademark rosy cheeks, pointy ears, black nose and big eyes to faces in the app, and when users open their mouth the iconic Pikachu cry rings out as an animated version of the characters leaps into frame. (more...)
Sonic Mania PC Delayed, SEGA Offers Fans A Freebie Sonic Mania PC Delayed, SEGA Offers Fans A Freebie
- August 14, 2017

If for some reason you're still unsure when the PC version releases, it's now August 29th. Whether this means that the game is now a straight port from the console version is unknown, though the company did stress that "quality is the most important thing for everyone involved". (more...)
AMD RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 Final Aggregate Performance Leaked AMD RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 Final Aggregate Performance Leaked
- August 14, 2017

These benchmarks are coming from Hwbattle , covering both Radeon RX Vega 64 black (air cooled) and Radeon RX Vega liquid cooled models. Multiple reviewers have been posting their test results and if you were wondering how well the Vega GPUs perform then you have come to the right place. (more...)
No Man's Sky gets huge update, biggest expansion yet No Man's Sky gets huge update, biggest expansion yet
- August 14, 2017

The update, titled " Atlas Rises ", was announced on August 9 as a quiet form of heads-up to remind their players that they have been paying attention to their feedback. While interaction with others is now very limited, this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man's Sky . Hello Games promised that the update will be released within the week and that it will further improve the game's storyline. (more...)
Destiny pops up on the Steam Database but is likely a mistake Destiny pops up on the Steam Database but is likely a mistake
- August 14, 2017

When Destiny launched on consoles in 2014, PC gamers were left disappointed after Bungie decided not to release the game on PC. The question is though, why? A few users were even able to buy Destiny Silver through Steam. Bungie recently ended support for the first Destiny, so it's doubly freaky this is showing up now, considering Destiny 2 won't even be on Steam . In the network leaked information that the Studio Bungie with the support Activision plans to release the first part of Destiny ... (more...)
Google announces voice search support for eight Indian languages Google announces voice search support for eight Indian languages
- August 14, 2017

The extended language support aims at solving a multitude of problems. "We are introducing support for 30 new languages today, of which eight are Indian languages" he said. This process helped train Google's machine learning models to understand the sounds and words of the new languages. Meanwhile, a report by Google-KPMG states that an estimated 536 million Indians are expected to use regional languages while remaining online by 2021 as compared to about 199 million users who are expected ... (more...)
How To Register For 'Free' JioPhone Through SMS And Other Details How To Register For 'Free' JioPhone Through SMS And Other Details
- August 14, 2017

The retailers in the Delhi NCR region are taking the pre orders, and there is a very simple process to book one for yourself, only if you have an offline retailer near you taking the pre orders. A Reliance Jio customer care executive said that you can also register your interest for the JioPhone through SMS also. Reliance JioPhone will start reaching to some users for beta testing from tomorrow onwards i.e. (more...)
Android Wear bug renders Google Assistant practically useless Android Wear bug renders Google Assistant practically useless
- August 14, 2017

Now Google has provided a fix through their forum website and guided users to follow the certain step to resolve the problem. Various users have reported issues with the Google Assistant . Hi everyone, We have made a server-side change which should resolve several issues with Wear voice actions. Now, according to Google product community manager, the issues with voice seem to have been fixed and have also released an update to Google app in the Play Store (version 7.8). (more...)
Google Includes Support for Bluetooth In-Band Ringtones with Android 8.0
- August 14, 2017

Every new Android version brings along latest features and tweaks. The next version of Android in particular seems to be rectifying many Bluetooth related complaints people have been having. Comparatively, iOS had this support for quite some time. First spotted by XDA , Google added the ability to turn on in-band ringing in one of the Android 8.0 Developer Preview builds. (more...)
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Space Battles Will be Shown Soon! The Star Wars Battlefront 2 Space Battles Will be Shown Soon!
- August 14, 2017

But now EA is looking to change that with the full introduction to space battles in Star Wars Battlefront 2 Space Battles. With Gamescom set to kick off next week, Electronic Arts has now confirmed more of its plans for the show specifically about Star Wars: Battlefront II . (more...)
Facelifted Honda Jazz arrives with fresh engine Facelifted Honda Jazz arrives with fresh engine
- August 14, 2017

At the rear of the vehicle, shallower grille sections are now connected by a gloss black strip at the lowest section of the bumper. The colour palette has been broadened with the addition of a new metallic blue hue. We'll have to wait for the car's reveal in Frankfurt to learn performance figures, although Honda has let on that it'll achieve 52.3 mpg (combined cycle) and produce 124g/km of CO2. (more...)
Report claims iPhone 8 will come in new 'Blush Gold' hue Report claims iPhone 8 will come in new 'Blush Gold' hue
- August 14, 2017

Apple is unlikely to keep rose gold alongside blush gold, and gold and silver may also be dropped in favour of a slimmed-down blush gold, black and white colour range. Yes, a post on Chinese social media site Weibo (via), supposedly from a "Foxconn insider", claims that's the final monicker for the colour, following rumours last week of a "Copper Gold" finish being cooked up. (more...)
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)
- August 14, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 46,767,917 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $1,102,321,000 after buying an additional 7,600,609 shares during the last quarter. The firm had revenue of $4.09 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.09 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.63 earnings per share. (more...)
Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app
- August 14, 2017

Through its Colorful Moments app, Facebook could learn how to be more like the WeChats and Weibos of China . The app looks and feels nearly exactly like Facebook's Moments app, but has been renamed to disguise any hint of its affiliation with the Zuckerberg-founded company. (more...)
Nokia 5 to be Sold Offline in India Starting from 15 August Nokia 5 to be Sold Offline in India Starting from 15 August
- August 14, 2017

HMD Global has confirmed to Gadgets 360 that starting Tuesday, August 15, the [Nokia 5](http://gadgets.ndtv.com/nokia-5-4006) smartphone will be available to buy in more than 10 cities across India in select retail outlets. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a ideal pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2-inch IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be budget friendly smartphones without dual camera Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be budget friendly smartphones without dual camera
- August 14, 2017

Once you install the beta build of MIUI 9 on your Redmi Note 4 or Mi 6, you should be able to keep the software up to date with Xiaomi's dedicated system app, just like it was the case with previous variants of this Android ROM. The 1.5GB update has to be downloaded on your PC, and then connect the smartphone with the computer and copy this ROM file to "downloaded_rom" folder in the internal storage of the Redmi Note 4 . (more...)
Bitcoin surges through $4000 as Korean peninsular tensions rise Bitcoin surges through $4000 as Korean peninsular tensions rise
- August 14, 2017

Throughout June and July, Keiser continuously laid out possible factors that could push bitcoin price over the $4,000 region and potentially to the $5,000 mark. "The Bitcoin client is about 30,000 lines of code", Gün Sirer said Tuesday at Business of Blockchain, a conference organized by MIT Technology Review and the MIT Media Lab. (more...)
Alabama sprinter wins gold medal at IAAF world championships Alabama sprinter wins gold medal at IAAF world championships
- August 14, 2017

Fred Kerley , Wil London III, Michael Cherry and Gil Roberts pose after winning silver in the men's 4x400-meter at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 13, 2017 in London. Lipsey closed the book on a breakout 2017 season that saw her emerge as one of the World's best 800-meter runners with a lifetime best of 1:57.38 to rank No. (more...)
Scaramucci criticizes Trump's response to Charlotttesville: 'You should call that stuff out'
- August 14, 2017

The situation turned deadly when a man drove a auto directly into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. He said that Trump had created an "opening" for corporate CEOs to "enter the system", and mentioned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and The Walt Disney Co.'s Bob Iger as corporate chieftains who have expressed an interest in politics. (more...)
CHAN Qualifier: Benin Republic beats Nigeria in Cotonou CHAN Qualifier: Benin Republic beats Nigeria in Cotonou
- August 14, 2017

As the Eagles continued to see more of the ball, Ibrahim Alhassan, in the 75th minute, waltzed his way into the box but tripped at the crucial moment. The home-based Eagles will entertain Benin Republic in the return leg in a week time in Kano. It will be the 5th edition of the African Nations Championship, a biennial football tournament organised by the African Football Confederation (CAF) and exclusively featuring players from the respective national leagues. (more...)