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Shenmue III Just Got Its First Teaser Trailer Shenmue III Just Got Its First Teaser Trailer
- August 22, 2017

There are some fighting and training scenes, but no actual gameplay (unless the fights included QTE inputs edited out of the footage). Ys Net's Shenmue 3 received its first teaser at Gamescom, showcasing a "small slice" of a build that's now in development. (more...)
WhatsApp adds colorful text status updates, just like Facebook WhatsApp adds colorful text status updates, just like Facebook
- August 22, 2017

Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to all your family and friends. Status messages (photos, and videos) are all end-to-end encrypted and vanish after 24 hours. However it seems that this particular feature is limited to just the viewing of status, as opposed to uploading status updates to the web version of WhatsApp, which is a bit of a pity but perhaps that functionality could come at a later date. (more...)
APK teardown of Google beta app update reveals Google Assistant-enabled headphones APK teardown of Google beta app update reveals Google Assistant-enabled headphones
- August 22, 2017

To complete the feature set, an OTA update function will allow the device to receive the latest features and security updates as Google decides to push them. It sounds like Google Assistant will have all of its standard talents when used through these headphones, though it may also have some extra abilities as well. (more...)
Microsoft lets obvious pirated-movie apps onto its 'top free' apps list Microsoft lets obvious pirated-movie apps onto its 'top free' apps list
- August 22, 2017

But that would still mean there are numerous apps in Microsoft's app store that are fraudulently describing themselves as offering free access to movies. Microsoft apparently isn't screening what gets into the Store, and that's probably the most concerning part. In addition, the apps display their capabilities in various screenshots, including those showing movies that are not yet available on legal streaming platforms. (more...)
Google introduces Android 8.0 Oreo
- August 22, 2017

The total solar eclipse starts to hit the US shores of OR at 9:04 a.m. PDT with the total eclipse occurring at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. Elsewhere in Android Oreo , there's a bunch of updates related to Google Assistant and Google Photos: both major parts of the Android experience. (more...)
Google will launch new Android version during solar eclipse
- August 22, 2017

Android 8 .0 Orellete will be made public during the Solar Eclipse . Update to Android 8 .0 version is expected to introduce a new picture-in-picture mode, new notification dots to the Operating System (OS) and improvements to Bluetooth audio playback. (more...)
Deutsche Bank Downgrades Rating On Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) To "Hold"
- August 22, 2017

Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $122 target. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. Citigroup upgraded it to "Buy" rating and €37 target in Saturday, October 10 report. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,450,688 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $259,577,000 after buying an additional 1,239,636 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc (SBPH) Tick 7.59% For The Week
- August 22, 2017

Most investors realize that there are no certainties when it comes to equity investing. Sometimes stocks that look too good to be true actually are, and those that are actually very good may not look that enticing. A reading under 30 would indicate oversold conditions. Tracking other technical indicators, the 14-day RSI is presently standing at 63.69, the 7-day sits at 63.52, and the 3-day is resting at 64.35. (more...)
Nissan Marks Solar Eclipse With New 2018 Midnight Editions Nissan Marks Solar Eclipse With New 2018 Midnight Editions
- August 22, 2017

The Nissan Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD models are the latest additions to the automaker's custom Midnight Edition lineup, which according to Nissan, sell on average two times faster than standard models. Carrying on in the tradition of earlier Nissan Midnight Edition passenger cars, each of the trucks gets its own blend of noir-themed cosmetics and offer value pricing for this package of extras. (more...)
Android Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's new mobile software
- August 22, 2017

As a general rule, the closer your phone is to stock Android (without all the extra manufacturer bells and whistles), the sooner it'll get the update . If Android 8 .0 Oreo system images aren't for you, you would have to wait for another few days as the OTA update is usually a slow process and will start rolling out region by region. (more...)
Fe Gameplay Trailer Showcased at Gamescom, Releasing in Early 2018 Fe Gameplay Trailer Showcased at Gamescom, Releasing in Early 2018
- August 22, 2017

Fe is created to be heavily influenced by the natural world. Climb, glide, and dig your way through a dark Nordic forest to explore its living, breathing ecosystem - one filled with secrets, side quests, and mystical creatures. You'd be forgiven for thinking the EA-published Fe (pronounced "fee") was a spin-off of Microsoft's Ori and the Blind Forest . "Players will realize similar feelings as they play through Fe", Zoink Games CEO and creative lead Klaus Lyngeled said. (more...)
Destiny 2 Prepares for Launch with a Brand New Trailer Destiny 2 Prepares for Launch with a Brand New Trailer
- August 22, 2017

The footage places a lot of focus on the game's story, which revolves around the Cabal faction known as the Red Legion attacking the Traveller and the Guardian's city. "From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny , comes the much-anticipated action shooter sequel, Destiny 2 ". Those rumors were put to bed with the launch trailer release, which once again confirms a September 6 release date for PS4 and Xbox One, and an October 24 release date for PC. (more...)
Microsoft's AI is getting crazily good at speech recognition Microsoft's AI is getting crazily good at speech recognition
- August 22, 2017

Almost a year ago Microsoft revealed that it had bested IBM by hitting a word error rate (WER) of 6.3% (in the industry-standard Switchboard speech recognition benchmark), dropping that to 5.9% just a month later - and at the weekend the firm announced that it's now achieved a WER of 5.1%. (more...)
Horizon: Zero Dawn Adds Easier Difficulty Mode Horizon: Zero Dawn Adds Easier Difficulty Mode
- August 22, 2017

That aside, the patch doesn't seem to have much else of note- it just seems to be addressing a lot of bugs and glitches that were present in the game. If you're studying how difficulty levels may affect your player experience, it's notable to see a developer make straight changes to the damage numbers to reduce combat intensity. (more...)
Have mercy! John Stamos celebrates 54th birthday in his birthday suit Have mercy! John Stamos celebrates 54th birthday in his birthday suit
- August 22, 2017

The " Fuller House " star's post is part of a recent trend of celebrities over 40 baring all, though most of those stars are women. "Thanks for the birthday wishes!" and has since garnered over 167,000 likes, the star is pictured from behind in an outdoor shower, surrounded by handily positioned plants which managed to hide his modesty. (more...)
'Ark: Survival Evolved' Devs Says Sony Vetoed PlayStation 4 Cross-play 'Ark: Survival Evolved' Devs Says Sony Vetoed PlayStation 4 Cross-play
- August 22, 2017

A fan raised a question about the possibility of cross-playing the game with Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For gamers that have been following the cross-play debates that started picking even more around June during E3, the reveal that Sony has deemed Ark: Survival Evolved cross-play a no-go should come as no surprise. (more...)
Barclays Mobile Banking Launches Support for Making Payments Using Siri Barclays Mobile Banking Launches Support for Making Payments Using Siri
- August 22, 2017

The process is exactly the same as on the Barclay's banking app, allowing customers to pay existing payees or mobile contacts without having to open the app or put in any passwords. Single and daily payment limits and can only be made in pounds. Raheel Ahmed, head of customer experiences and channels at Barclays, said: "Barclays has a long history of introducing innovative new products and services to give our customers choice in how they bank". (more...)
AT&T Primetime 10-inch tablet costs $200 AT&T Primetime 10-inch tablet costs $200
- August 21, 2017

The AT&T Primetime features dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Audio (for a hopefully rich audio experience), and supports dual Bluetooth streaming - allowing you to connect it to two Bluetooth headsets or speakers simultaneously. The Primetime actually looks like a respectable piece of hardware with a 10.1-inch 1920x1200 LCD , a Snapdragon 625, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 9,020mAh battery, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. (more...)
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Position Raised by Norinchukin Bank The
- August 21, 2017

Croft-Leominster Inc increased its stake in Comcast Corp New (Prn) ( CMCSA ) by 38.51% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. CMCSA's total short interest was 66.72M shares in August as published by FINRA. On Tuesday, May 9 BURKE STEPHEN B sold $10.07M worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or 258,380 shares. With the last close down 4.15% from the two hundred day average, compared with the S&P 500 Index which has increased 0.05% over the same period. (more...)
A total solar eclipse will travel across United States today A total solar eclipse will travel across United States today
- August 21, 2017

On Aug. 21st, 2017, the United States will witness a solar eclipse . But Americans who miss out on the big event later today (Aug. 21) won't have to wait that long for the next one: The next total solar eclipse viewable in the United States is only seven years away. (more...)
Battlefield 1 getting new 5v5 competitive mode, Incursions Battlefield 1 getting new 5v5 competitive mode, Incursions
- August 21, 2017

That included a look at the new expansion and a new collected edition, but the biggest news was Incursions . It's a "completely new way" to play the game, and it's optimized exclusively for competition. You can join the closed alpha test by signing up at Battlefield .com, starting next month, but with no mention of when to expect a final release. As a sort of Game of the Year edition for Battlefield 1 , it includes the base game and the Premium Pass, thus offering access to all the DLC packs. (more...)
BioShock's 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition includes a Big Daddy statue BioShock's 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition includes a Big Daddy statue
- August 21, 2017

BioShock is one decade old today, and with that 10-year anniversary comes a special Anniversary Collector's Edition that includes games, statues, and more. It will only be available at GameStop (PS4/ Xbox One ) and through the 2K Store; pre-orders are now live through those respective links. The Big Daddy's powerful drill is also motorized, and the statue itself also features light-up components that appear to be used in the eyes of the Big Daddy and Little Sister. (more...)
BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive BMW M5: Here It Is, With 600 HP and All-Wheel Drive
- August 21, 2017

BMW's super sedan has been kicking around in various forms since 1984, and despite how many people focus on the brand's past, the all-new 2018 M5 isn't afraid to go charging into the future. From the standard "five" version of the M5 can be distinguished thanks to the extended wheel arches, side "skirts", different front bumper and rear diffuser. (more...)
How Not to Photograph the Solar Eclipse and Melt Your Camera's Sensor How Not to Photograph the Solar Eclipse and Melt Your Camera's Sensor
- August 21, 2017

But, according to NASA you can use your iPhone or other smart phones to safely snap pics of the solar event without damaging your phone. Are you in the direct line of the solar eclipse? "We made this video to make people aware of the damage they can cause to their camera by pointing it at the sun without a solar filter", Every Photo Store tells PetaPixel. (more...)
The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Coming this November The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs Expansion Coming this November
- August 21, 2017

You'll be able to customize your own pet using the Create A Pet tool, which includes breed mixing, accessories, and other customization. Here, you'll be able to take your furry friend for a stroll and strike up (romantic) friendships with other pet-lovers (just like a Diane Lane rom-com). (more...)
Koei Teases New Koei Teases New "Attack on Titan" Game
- August 21, 2017

Koei Tecmo has also rolled out a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Attack On Titan 2 . It's a follow-up to developer Omega Force's 2016 action title, which released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PC, and Vita. Players will once again be able to traverse through large open environments either on foot as a Titan or using the series' iconic Omni-Direction Manoeuver Gear as they repel the oncoming Titan threat. (more...)
Teenager shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Shopian Teenager shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Shopian
- August 21, 2017

An activist of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead on Saturday by unidentified gunmen in Anantnag. Police said that a bullet riddled body was recovered in Shopian district this morning. "Terrorists have killed Cable TV Operator Hilal Ahmad in Shopian". Gowhar, according to his family, was 1st-year student at government degree college Shopian. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV to be released in Early 2018 for PCs Final Fantasy XV to be released in Early 2018 for PCs
- August 21, 2017

With Nvidia's help, grass, hair, light, smoke, shadows and fire should all look better than they do on consoles. Supporting high-resolution options and compatible with native 4K resolution and HDR 10. Here's hoping that we get a PC port worthy of those bells and whistles, because pretty graphics and effects don't mean much if the game doesn't run well to begin with. (more...)
Samsung might also announce this Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August Samsung might also announce this Gear Fit 2 Pro on 23 August
- August 21, 2017

The Gear Fit 2 Pro should also be compatible with iOS and Android phones and come with a premium subscription to Under Armour's digital fitness platform. According to a leaked screenshot that surfaced on Twitter, a large United States retailer has listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro on its website for $199.99. (more...)
Shares now down at $36.78 (CDNS) Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase… Shares now down at $36.78 (CDNS) Media Alert: Cadence to Showcase…
- August 21, 2017

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 490,990 shares of the software maker's stock valued at $16,444,000 after buying an additional 6,372 shares in the last quarter. The software maker reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.02. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. (more...)