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'Call of Duty' Movie Lands 'Sicario 2' Director 'Call of Duty' Movie Lands 'Sicario 2' Director
- February 15, 2018

Variety has reported that the Call of Duty film, one of Activision's forthcoming projects, is picking up speed with the potential signing of a director - Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima . With such a massive fanbase around the world, many believe that such a film could have the possibility of being a success, yet no official project has been publicly set in stone for the future. (more...)
Johnson shares the lead at Pebble Beach Johnson shares the lead at Pebble Beach
- February 15, 2018

Missing will be his sidekick, Wayne Gretzky, puffing on his cigar and keeping it light. It gave him two-under-par 70 and a share of second alongside world No.1 Dustin Johnson (72), five-time major victor Phil Mickelson (67) and Chez Reavie (68). (more...)
Disney Stock Wobbles After Ticket Price Hike, Alibaba Deal Disney Stock Wobbles After Ticket Price Hike, Alibaba Deal
- February 15, 2018

Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a "market perform" rating and set a $109.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Baird on Thursday, January 4 with "Hold". Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walt Disney from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. (more...)
Japanese Short Track Skater Disqualified After Failing Doping Test Japanese Short Track Skater Disqualified After Failing Doping Test
- February 15, 2018

Since the circumstances of the test and the nature of the banned substance have not been revealed, it is hard to speculate on what punishment the Japanese can face as result of his transgression. "That is why we had to go with the provisional measure". Team Japan officials said Saito was tested hours after arriving in the athletes' village on Feb 4. (more...)
Ex-president's friend jailed for 20 years in S. Korea scandal Ex-president's friend jailed for 20 years in S. Korea scandal
- February 15, 2018

The court said that Lotte Chairman Shin Dong-bin offered 7 billion won ($6.5 million) in bribes to the former president to curry favors such as to win the state license to open a duty-free shop and to strengthen his control over the group. (more...)
Witness stunned to see survivor emerge from helicopter crash Witness stunned to see survivor emerge from helicopter crash
- February 15, 2018

Dobson's father, Peter, told Britain's Press Association news agency that his daughter and Stuart Hill "were really happy together" and they were celebrating his 30th birthday with friends. Aviation attorney Gary C. Robb said potential factors were winds of 10 miles per hour (16 kph) with gusts of 20 miles per hour (32 kph), pilot error, mechanical failure or pressure within the company to meet the demand for tours. (more...)
Court rules Facebook's privacy settings breached German data laws Court rules Facebook's privacy settings breached German data laws
- February 15, 2018

As such, the settings for location sharing on its mobile app being turned on by default and the ability to find Facebook users' profiles by default on the social network's search facility were found to contravene German privacy law. In order for them to make informed choices, providers must provide clear and understandable information about the nature, extent and objective of the use of the data. (more...)
Sam's Club Changes Membership Proposition Sam's Club Changes Membership Proposition
- February 15, 2018

Sam's Club is renovating itself to offer more free shipping. Another likely goal for Sam's Club is to increase awareness of its private label Member's Mark, an umbrella brand for all its own products, from bourbon to toilet paper, that compete with Costco's wildly successful Kirkland $15 billion-a-year brand. (more...)
Benchmarking Snapdragon 845 And Testing A New Qualcomm Reference Headset Benchmarking Snapdragon 845 And Testing A New Qualcomm Reference Headset
- February 15, 2018

The Exynos 9810 chip that Samsung created for Galaxy S9 series scores much better in single-core Geekbench tests, as this recently leaked benchmark shows . I really want a high-end phone that can easily last a full day of heavy use, and hopefully, the Snapdragon 845 can help achieve this. For reference, the iPhone X and iPhone 8 reached 4,200 and 10,000 in the same single-core and multi-core tests. (more...)
Remsen's Erin Hamlin selected to carry American flag during Olympic opening ceremonies Remsen's Erin Hamlin selected to carry American flag during Olympic opening ceremonies
- February 14, 2018

In 2018, Team USA includes Jordan Greenway, its first black member of the US men's hockey team, and 17-year-old Maame Biney, its first African-American female speedskater. Then came the U.S. luge slider search in 1999. It didn't matter, because they were still able to see Erin lead the US through the Parade of Nations. (more...)
Sora visits 'Monsters Inc.' in new 'Kingdom Hearts 3' gameplay trailer Sora visits 'Monsters Inc.' in new 'Kingdom Hearts 3' gameplay trailer
- February 14, 2018

A trailer released at the recent D23 Disney Expo in Tokyo shows that Monsters Inc characters will play a prominent part in Square Enix's much-anticipated upcoming Disney-themed RPG, Kingdom Hearts III . Now another Pixar world, Monsters, Inc . Rapunzel also makes an appearance, as does Tangled's Flynn Rider and The Little Mermaid's Ariel as a summon. (more...)
Splatoon 2 Starter Edition coming March 16th Splatoon 2 Starter Edition coming March 16th
- February 14, 2018

If you have yet to play Splatoon 2 , then you might be interested to learn that the Splatoon 2 Starter Edition will be making its way into retail stores come March 16 . They'll be available in a two-pack later this year. Splatoon 2 first launched for Switch on July 21, 2017, and has since sold more than 4.9 million units worldwide. (more...)
Gmail Go for Android arrives at Google Play Store
- February 14, 2018

If Google does embrace the so-called notch with its OS, it could eat into Apple's high-end dominance. While the adaptation of the latest version of the Android operating system is still very low, Google has already started working on the next update for its mobile operating system, Android P. (more...)
YouTube TV Adds Turner Channels, Raises Price YouTube TV Adds Turner Channels, Raises Price
- February 14, 2018

Unfortunately, it's not all good news. Meanwhile, the expansion comes as the cord-cutting service is raising its monthly fee for new subscribers next month. With these additions, YouTube TV will have nearly 60 channels, and be in 100 markets, Moosnick said. But wait, there's more! What's more, sports lovers will be thrilled to hear that NBA TV and the MLB Network will join YouTube TV's base package. (more...)
Sagelike Tim Cook Dreams Of Seeing Money Die Sagelike Tim Cook Dreams Of Seeing Money Die
- February 14, 2018

But, for the first time in Apple's history, the company has had to put a notice on its investor website, explaining "while we appreciate shareholders' interest in attending the meeting, registration has reached capacity and we are not able to accommodate additional requests". (more...)
Facebook pushes security app (that it owns) that tracks users' mobile usage Facebook pushes security app (that it owns) that tracks users' mobile usage
- February 14, 2018

The company is actually collecting and analysing the data of Onavo users. Press it, and you'll be taken to your phone's respective app store to download Onavo Protect. It's worth noting that, a free VPN like Hola, was doing far more nefarious things with your information than Facebook would ever do - yet nobody questioned it until the extent of what it was doing with your harvested data and IP addresses became clear. (more...)
Spyro Remaster On The Way, Launching Q3 This Year Spyro Remaster On The Way, Launching Q3 This Year
- February 14, 2018

Apparently, Spyro the Dragon , Ripto's Rage! , and Year of the Dragon will be the trio of games featured in the trilogy . Similar to Crash Bandicoot N. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was announced in 2016 and launched in June 2017. The two mascots have made cameos in each others ' games before; Crash even appears in an episode of Spyro's Netflix show, Skylander's Academy . (more...)
Update turns The Evil Within 2 into a first-person horror game Update turns The Evil Within 2 into a first-person horror game
- February 14, 2018

Bethesda has released a free trial version of The Evil Within 2 as well as a new first-person mode for the game. "A lot of players like playing horror games in first-person, so for those who want to see some of the game's situations through Sebastian's eyes, it's a really neat experience", said Tango Gameworks' producer, Shinsaku Ohara. (more...)
Millions of Android devices hijacked to mine Monero coin Millions of Android devices hijacked to mine Monero coin
- February 14, 2018

Cryptojacking may not appear to be the most malicious of attacks but it can lead to device slowdown and having a processor running at full whack all the time is a good way to knacker it out. Researchers say that while some of the forced redirection attacks may occur during regular browsing, it's likely infected apps also play a role, with ad modules within them directing users towards the cryptomining pages with various Coinhive site keys. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially unveiled in India Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro officially unveiled in India
- February 14, 2018

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and features 5.99 inch full screen display.it features 12 megapixel rear camera while the front camera comes with a selfie light. But turn it upside down and you'll notice a typical Xiaomi design with the rear camera sensor, flash module, and fingerprint sensor perpendicular to the phone's plastic top and bottom caps. (more...)
Despite Despite "Pixel vs iPhone" Google phone sales are tiny
- February 14, 2018

While he didn't provide any concrete figures, Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently confirmed during the company's quarterly earnings call that Google has seen its device shipments more than double year-over-year. "Presumably, the jump to 3.9 million is largely thanks to the Pixel 2 but discounts on the original Pixel earlier in the year (and following the 2's debut) could tip the numbers in the other direction", the report added. (more...)
Metro, Dead Island, Saints Row Publisher Koch Media Acquired By THQ Nordic Metro, Dead Island, Saints Row Publisher Koch Media Acquired By THQ Nordic
- February 14, 2018

Koch Media's gaming division Deep Silver is responsible for publishing and co-publishing titles such as Dead Island , Homefront , Kingdom Come Deliverance , and the Metro series. The announcement states that Koch will "continue to operate as a separate entity within the THQ Nordic group" for the time being. That includes Volition and Dambuster Studios, as well as mobile developer Fishlabs. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG G63 debuts with 577-hp Mercedes-AMG G63 debuts with 577-hp
- February 14, 2018

Mercedes-AMG knows its market, and with no shortage of customers for the outgoing G63, the company isn't going to struggle to sell its replacement. If your budget for a new auto can't stretch to a new C-Class, then we've rounded up the best used executive cars below. (more...)
Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps
- February 14, 2018

While the project is still in its early stages, it will be a great feature to have if it works the way it's now working in the aforementioned apps. Plus it will have an advanced do not disturb mode that will silence your phone and tell people you can't chat right now , but also scan incoming messages for important stuff so that " Reply can make sure to get your attention even when your phone is silent ". (more...)
Epic Games Explains Why Fortnite's SMG Is Being Vaulted Epic Games Explains Why Fortnite's SMG Is Being Vaulted
- February 14, 2018

Welcome to the "action building" world of Fortnite , where teams of up to four players must explore a hugely destructible-world, gather up resources and work together to build towering forts and insane weapons - all in the name of survival! Because of the delay of the release of Patch 2.5.0, the upcoming Patch 3.0.0 will also be delayed. (more...)
Redmi Note 5 India Launch is Scheduled for February 14 Redmi Note 5 India Launch is Scheduled for February 14
- February 12, 2018

It looks like Xiaomi is finally getting ready to launch its smart television in India. Xiaomi has also been officially tweeting about a new product launch that will take place in the country's capital on February 14, this Valentine's Day. (more...)
Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat
- February 12, 2018

Of course, as the years have gone by, both Snapchat and Instagram have appropriated the other's features, with Instagram adopting Snapchat's "stories" features a while back now Now, as Techchrunch reports , it seems that Instagram is jumping on the "screenshot notification" bandwagon too. (more...)
PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Taps ChyronHego Solutions for Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Taps ChyronHego Solutions for Winter Olympics
- February 12, 2018

Free trials are available, and you can cancel after the Olympics. So if nothing else, you'll at least be able to see some of the best parts. NBC is the first TV broadcast partner Snap is collaborating with on the new Live feature, which isn't surprising considering that NBCUniversal has invested $500 million in Snap and created content for Snapchat at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. (more...)
Instagram testing screenshot warnings in Stories Instagram testing screenshot warnings in Stories
- February 12, 2018

Of course, Instagram have previously notified users if anyone takes a screenshot of a direct message, so that is highly unlikely to change regardless of the response to this new test. This will help identify the one who published a story to correctly identify the person who took a screenshot. There's also a chance of some users ending up watching lesser stories over time. (more...)
It's a naked marathon in South Korea -- sort of It's a naked marathon in South Korea -- sort of
- February 12, 2018

The previous meetings came after rounds of worldwide talks aimed at eliminating the North's nuclear program, which eventually failed. The vice president's visit was also marked by bad blood between Pence and some US athletes. Pence's staff insists the vice president would have met with the North Korean officials if the North Korean officials were interested in meeting. As part of the cross-border deal, an orchestra from Pyongyang was due to perform in Seoul - where anti-North ... (more...)