Technology


GTA V Becomes Most Profitable Entertainment Product of All Time
- April 10, 2018

In terms of the biggest sellers, GTA V's 90 million units puts it third behind Minecraft of 144 million and Tetris on 170 million. Marketwatch and Creutz explained that the continued success of GTA V, largely bolstered by GTA: Online and its microtransactions , is an anomaly for the gaming industry. (more...)
Lawbreakers Dev Announces New Battle Royale Game Radical Heights Lawbreakers Dev Announces New Battle Royale Game Radical Heights
- April 10, 2018

Cash can be collected and carried over into subsequent matches to buy '80s-themed cosmetics, weapons, and gadgets to use against opponents. Players can spend their cash on righteous customization in their personal prize room or pull it from an ATM to purchase weapons early in the next game. (more...)
DreamKazper suspended from OWL indefinitely DreamKazper suspended from OWL indefinitely
- April 09, 2018

The alleged victim (whom DBLTAP will not name) wrote a document describing her relationship with Sanchez, which she says started when she was 14. It was said that a possible sexual relationship also existed between the teen fan and the star Overwatch player, so he is now facing a sexual abuse case involving a minor. (more...)
NVIDIA will be ending graphics card driver support for 32-bit systems NVIDIA will be ending graphics card driver support for 32-bit systems
- April 09, 2018

Machines still stuck in the past will lose access to any new features Nvidia pushes into its software that accompanies its graphics cards, such as the graphics calibrating GeForce Experience . KitGuru Says: The world has been moving on to 64-bit for a long time now, so this was just a matter of time. But there are likely a good handful of people still making use of 32-bit versions of Windows or Linux simply because that's what they had at hand when ordering or making a PC. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 burgundy red launched in India: Price, specifications and features Samsung Galaxy S8 burgundy red launched in India: Price, specifications and features
- April 09, 2018

After subtracting the price of cashback, the price will be reduced at Rs 39,900. The Burgundy Red edition of Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 49,990. Market analysts had predicted that despite a strong performance by its main semiconductors business, the gains would be offset by losses linked to a downturn of the display business led by sluggish sales of Apple's iPhone X made with Samsung-made OLED displays. (more...)
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak protests Facebook by shutting down account Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak protests Facebook by shutting down account
- April 09, 2018

Interestingly, Wozniak posted his goodbye message as a Facebook post, which has since disappeared because Wozniak's Facebook profile (simply called Woz) no longer exists. In the latest development of the scandal, Facebook has suggested as many as 87 million people, may have had their data improperly shared. "However, I think we're beyond that here", Cook said. (more...)
Child advocates ask Federal Trade Commission to investigate YouTube
- April 09, 2018

A group of 23 child advocacy organizations, including the Center for Digital Democracy, Center for Media Justice and others, argue that YouTube collects personal information from the children under 13 without parental consent as required by the USA laws, the broadcaster said. (more...)
Snapchat retrieves their popular reverse chronological order for stories Snapchat retrieves their popular reverse chronological order for stories
- April 09, 2018

Trusted Reviews have contacted Snapchat , and we'll update this story when we hear back. The algorithmic sorted feed, which makes Stories come up, from people you're more likely to chat with or watch. Snapchat's move to algorithmic ranking in its big redesign earlier this year was in part created to ensure users never missed Stories from those they interacted with on Snapchat the most - even if they posted far less frequently. (more...)
Xiaomi adds 3 new smartphone manufacturing units, first PCB plant Xiaomi adds 3 new smartphone manufacturing units, first PCB plant
- April 09, 2018

The new facility has a total campus area of 180 acres. The company started with its first smartphone factory back in 2015 in partnership with Foxconn which led to a second plant in 2017 and the power-bank factory in association with Hipad Technologies . (more...)
Facebook is Giving Us the Messenger Feature We've Always Needed Facebook is Giving Us the Messenger Feature We've Always Needed
- April 09, 2018

The tool was not available to regular users. Facebook initially defended the practice by saying it was a response to the embarrassing 2014 hacking of the email accounts of senior Sony Pictures executives, allegedly conducted by North Korean operatives. (more...)
Facebook suspends data firm AggregateIQ used by Vote Leave Brexit campaign Facebook suspends data firm AggregateIQ used by Vote Leave Brexit campaign
- April 09, 2018

Cambridge Analytica is under investigation in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom for the way it obtained as many as 87 million users' data from Facebook and for whether it used that data to target voters on behalf of the Trump campaign in the USA and the Brexit referendum in the UK. (more...)
Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Upgraded by Deutsche Bank to Buy
- April 09, 2018

Shares of NYSE CFG opened at $41.48 on Friday. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 9,027,728 shares of the bank's stock valued at $378,984,000 after acquiring an additional 5,303,357 shares during the period. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. (more...)
Facebook says you'll soon be able to 'unsend' texts after Zuckerberg caught Facebook says you'll soon be able to 'unsend' texts after Zuckerberg caught
- April 09, 2018

Some advertisers and users have left Facebook , although the company has said it hasn't been a significant number yet. The social media giant said it now plans to make the "unsend" feature available to all users. Hearings over the issue are scheduled in the US, and the European Union is considering what actions to take against the company. There's no indication that Facebook actually plans to introduce such an option, but Sandberg's admission makes explicit that Facebook's revenue ... (more...)
Humboldt Broncos assistant coach died in team bus crash
- April 09, 2018

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Duron Carter tweeted a pledge to the Broncos on Saturday, saying "Every touchdown I get this season will be donated to the Humboldt Broncos families!" A GoFundMe for the team had reached almost $4.5 million as of Sunday morning. (more...)
Apple may introduce red iPhone 8 models tomorrow morning
- April 09, 2018

The internal memo of Virgin Mobile states that the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition models would be available in the inventory starting from today, but it did not mention that from when the customers would be able to buy it from stores. (more...)
YouTube shooter blasted through a full magazine during attack YouTube shooter blasted through a full magazine during attack
- April 09, 2018

San Bruno police are warning the public to stay out of the area. Aghdam family last saw her on March 31, and they reported her missing on April 2. Mountain View police encountered her sleeping in a vehicle around 2 a.m. Authorities say the victim most seriously wounded in a shooting at YouTube headquarters is improving. Three people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds. (more...)
Facebook Is Adding an Unsend Message Tool After Controversy Facebook Is Adding an Unsend Message Tool After Controversy
- April 09, 2018

With nearly 70 percent of its population on Facebook , Vietnam was the ninth most heavily hit country by the social network's security breach scandal, which involved the personal data of 87 million users worldwide being leaked. Ms Denham added: " Facebook has been co-operating with us and, while I am pleased with the changes they are making, it is too early to say whether they are sufficient under the law". (more...)
Facebook suspends Brexit-linked Canadian firm AggregateIQ over connection to Cambridge Analytica
- April 09, 2018

In a blog post , the company's executives said they're consulting third parties to determine the specific topics that would trigger its new disclosure rules, which Facebook said would evolve over time. We plan to launch view ads globally in June", the post added". London-based Cambridge Analytica , which has counted US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign among its clients, said on Wednesday on Twitter that it had received no more than 30 million records from a researcher it hired to ... (more...)
Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW) Stake Raised by California State Teachers Retirement System
- April 09, 2018

T. Rowe Price had a net margin of 31.07% and a return on equity of 25.30%. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of CQP in report on Tuesday, September 6 with "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 26 by B. Riley & Co. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 30 by Bernstein. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th were given a $0.70 dividend. (more...)
Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook kicks out Canadian political consulting firm entangled in Cambridge Analytica scandal
- April 09, 2018

Now the social network has suspended AggregateIQ - another data firm, this time linked to the pro-Brexit Vote Leave campaign - because of possible connections to Cambridge Analytica's parent company. On the company's website , though, AggregateIQ says it has no connections to Cambridge Analytica or SCL, and that it never had access to the reportedly leaked user profiles. (more...)
Boosts Stake in Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY)
- April 09, 2018

BMY underperformed by 0.18% the S&P 500. Indus Capital Partners Llc increased Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd (TSM) stake by 69.39% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rothschild Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0% or 6,036 shares. Healthinvest Partners Ab owns 43,400 shares or 5.61% of their United States portfolio. Since December 12, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $85,985 activity. (more...)
Facebook cracks down on issue ads ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony Facebook cracks down on issue ads ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony
- April 09, 2018

Sandberg's admission comes as the social media giant struggles to address mounting security concerns in the wake of revelations that 87 million Facebook users may have had their data harvested by Cambridge Analytica , the controversial data firm that was employed for a time by President Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Facebook Developing Unsend Message Feature Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook Developing Unsend Message Feature Amid Cambridge Analytica Scandal
- April 08, 2018

This is important because normal users of Facebook cannot unsend messages, outside of encrypted chats (which can optionally have a message expiration timer ). "We should have done this sooner - and we're sorry that we did not". But as the others have indicated, it is yet fairly simple to get a Facebook users' phone number through other means, like public groups, many of which were made when someone lost their phone or upgraded to a new one and required to gather the numbers of their ... (more...)
US Federal agents conduct searches at South California — YouTube shooting US Federal agents conduct searches at South California — YouTube shooting
- April 08, 2018

However, authorities have not been able to confirm how many total shots were fired and that there is a possibility that the first magazine may have not been fully loaded. Aghdam used the name "Nasime Sabz" online, and a website in that name decried YouTube's policies and said the company was trying to "suppress" content creators. (more...)
Facebook Messenger can now send HD videos and 360-degree photos Facebook Messenger can now send HD videos and 360-degree photos
- April 08, 2018

Facebook is introducing a new feature that allows Messenger to automatically convert your panorama pictures to 360-degree photos and view it with an immersive viewing experience. The social networking giant first launched 360 Photos through its main app back in 2016 , allowing viewers to control the view by tilting, swiping, or clicking the screen that they're using. (more...)
Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference Facebook tightens issue ads, political ads to prevent election interference
- April 08, 2018

In a blog post, the company's executives said they're consulting third parties to determine the specific topics that would trigger its new disclosure rules, which Facebook said would evolve over time. Zuckerberg said issue ads are "ads about political topics being debated across the country". It also ran ads, nearly all of which would likely not have qualified as political ads; at least some would likely be considered issue ads, depending on how exactly Facebook defines issue ... (more...)
Easily Delete Facebook Apps with Access to Your Personal Data Easily Delete Facebook Apps with Access to Your Personal Data
- April 08, 2018

The APIs for follower lists, relationships, and commenting on public content will cease to function immediately . In a likely move to stay ahead of the game, Instagram decided late yesterday, without any warning, to drastically limit third-party apps that use Instagram APIs to access your account information. (more...)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica
- April 08, 2018

Facebook encrypted "Secret" messaging feature includes an Unsend option with an expiration timer. "After Sony Pictures' emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives' communications", the company told Techcrunch . (more...)
BSNL starts offering 153GB mobile data for Rs 248 BSNL starts offering 153GB mobile data for Rs 248
- April 08, 2018

While Reliance Jio had come up with its data pack plus prizes scheme a few days ago, state-run telecom firm BSNL, has rolled out its own plan now. Bharti Airtel yesterday said it will provide free live streaming of IPL matches through Hotstar on its TV app. (more...)
Cadence Capital Management LLC Trimmed Its Target Corp (TGT) Stake Cadence Capital Management LLC Trimmed Its Target Corp (TGT) Stake
- April 08, 2018

Security Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Target in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $115,000. It also increased its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 45,360 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,759 shares, and has risen its stake in Air Products & Chems Inc (NYSE:APD). (more...)