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Google and Facebook Criticized for Spreading Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting Google and Facebook Criticized for Spreading Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting
- October 04, 2017

Users can also visit a Facebook page with information about people they know in the area and see breaking news on the disaster. But even as those rumors were thoroughly, conclusively debunked, this false narrative was picked up in the algorithms that, increasingly, have come to define a person's public-facing identities. (more...)
(NASDAQ:NVDA) Price Target Raised to $250.00 at Evercore ISI (NASDAQ:NVDA) Price Target Raised to $250.00 at Evercore ISI
- October 04, 2017

In other NVIDIA news, Director Tench Coxe sold 50,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. Pushing back over the last quarter, shares are 28.47%. Sky Invest has invested 0.41% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ). It also increased its holding in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) by 11,264 shares in the quarter, for a total of 62,239 shares, and has risen its stake in Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). (more...)
The Fractured But Whole' The Fractured But Whole'
- October 04, 2017

So you thought you could dance but really couldn't? According to the terms of the contest, "Video sequences shall clearly show entrants farting ". Past year the company revealed the rather terrifying Nosulus Rift, an advanced scratch and sniff that sprayed fart smells at you as you played the game. (more...)
Days after violence, BHU VC goes on indefinite leave, cites personal reasons Days after violence, BHU VC goes on indefinite leave, cites personal reasons
- October 04, 2017

With the recent turbulence settling down in Banaras Hindu University (BHU ), the search for a new vice-chancellor began on Saturday. Last month, a number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a baton-charge by the police after a protest against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent in the BHU, one of the 43 central universities in the country. (more...)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus says battling breast cancer Julia Louis-Dreyfus says battling breast cancer
- October 04, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus received an vast outpouring of support Thursday when she announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer . Here's a picture of us taken a year ago. Hall, now 25, posted in his message, "I couldn't be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday", he wrote, "Love to you all". She posted the note on social media. (more...)
Cities to be filled with virtual structures with Snapchat's AR art platform Cities to be filled with virtual structures with Snapchat's AR art platform
- October 03, 2017

Cimagine is an Israeli AR startup Snapchat acquired in December. This is very similar to the dancing hot dog World Lens that gained 1.5 billion views. Snapchat will request artists to sign up to show their art in the platform. These digital installations will be available in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, Sydney, London, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. (more...)
This Privacy Case Could Threaten Facebook's European Operations-Again This Privacy Case Could Threaten Facebook's European Operations-Again
- October 03, 2017

That decision sent companies scrambling to rewrite legal contracts that would keep them in compliance with the ruling, without jeopardizing revenue that relied on that data flow. BSA, a Washington, D.C. -based trade group representing the software industry, says this type of contractual language provides legal backing "for millions of daily data transfers" out of Europe. (more...)
Analysts See $0.74 EPS for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- October 03, 2017

The stock decreased 2.47% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $5.14. Vista Capital Partners Inc. now owns 9,411 shares of the software giant's stock worth $620,000 after purchasing an additional 36 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Mech shooter Hawken to be removed from Steam in January Mech shooter Hawken to be removed from Steam in January
- October 03, 2017

The free-to-play mech game first came out on Steam in 2014, but after the excitement and hype generated by the game, Hawken never sustained a healthy community, with the most recent concurrent player counts below 100 players (according to SteamCharts ). (more...)
Honor Holly 4 With Metal Body and 4G VoLTE Launched In India Honor Holly 4 With Metal Body and 4G VoLTE Launched In India
- October 03, 2017

Huawei India launches a new Honor branded smartphone named, Huawei Honor Holly 4 for INR 11,999. The internal storage of Honor Holly 4 is 32gB. Coming tot he specifications of the handset, the Holly 4 will come with 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen display . There is a 3020 mAh battery on-board as well. (more...)
Walmart accidentally opens Google Home Mini up for pre-orders Walmart accidentally opens Google Home Mini up for pre-orders
- October 03, 2017

Thanks to Walmart we now know a little more. The company's FCC filing for the Google Home Mini surfaced online recently, suggesting that the company might announce this device soon. Getting yelled at by your boss for posting a pre-order page for a product that has yet to be unveiled, potentially souring a relationship with one of the most important tech companies in Silicon Valley. (more...)
Airtel offers 1GB data and unlimited voice calls for Rs 199 Airtel offers 1GB data and unlimited voice calls for Rs 199
- October 03, 2017

To avoid exploitation, the company has the restriction of 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week. However, the limit stands at 300 minutes per day for voice calls but only in case of misuse, and this does not include global calls for which users have to purchase separate vouchers. (more...)
Three US Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize for Gravitational Waves Three US Scientists Win Nobel Physics Prize for Gravitational Waves
- October 03, 2017

Mr Weiss, in a phone call with the news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, said: "I view this more as a thing that recognises the work of a thousand people". Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity. "Einstein was convinced it would never be possible to measure them. (more...)
New Study Finds Methane Emissions From Cows 11% Higher New Study Finds Methane Emissions From Cows 11% Higher
- October 03, 2017

Regulating meat industry: The U.S. government doesn't collect emission reports from one of the country's largest sources of greenhouse gases: meat production. The figures that served as a basis for the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were off by 11 percent, the researchers determined. Wolf and her colleagues pointed out that larger cows bred in the developing world belch even more methane than their smaller ancestors. (more...)
Messenger Lite comes to the UK, US, Ireland, and Canada Messenger Lite comes to the UK, US, Ireland, and Canada
- October 03, 2017

It is estimated that there would be around 47 million times downloads since launch , led by India and Brazil. It rolled out first to five countries, namely Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela. People in developed countries also have to deal with expensive data. While full-fat Facebook Messenger is designed for you to walk around London, sapping all the data it can, draining your battery with its colourful bells and whistles, Facebook Lite is considerably more frugal. (more...)
Watch exclusive Forza Motorsport 7 racing wheel gameplay Watch exclusive Forza Motorsport 7 racing wheel gameplay
- October 03, 2017

Previously, buying a VIP pass entitled players to permanent "CR" bonuses, to buy cars and upgrades throughout the game. As pointed out on Reddit , it fails to mention that Forza 7 VIP mods are only limited to five uses. Integrating any level of paid content into a game without upsetting its playerbase is a tricky task, and that's exactly why developers should be aware of changes like this and the conversations that lead up to them if they want to best avoid similar issues with their own ... (more...)
Google's Top Stories Promoted Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting From 4Chan Google's Top Stories Promoted Misinformation About the Las Vegas Shooting From 4Chan
- October 03, 2017

Back in 2014, Facebook launched a feature called Safety Check , which in wake of risky incidents allows users in an affected area to mark themselves as safe, so that family and friends can know that they are alright. "However, its removal was delayed by a few minutes, allowing it to be screen captured and circulated online", the firm told Fast Company . Facebook could not be immediately reached for comment. (more...)
Microsoft Killed Off Groove Music - Partnered With Spotify Microsoft Killed Off Groove Music - Partnered With Spotify
- October 03, 2017

In addition to losing streaming and the ability to purchase music, if you have received extra OneDrive storage as part of your subscription, your OneDrive storage will be reverted to the standard free tier plan on December 31 or when your Groove Music Pass subscription ends (whichever is first). (more...)
HTC will bundle Fallout 4 VR with the Vive headset HTC will bundle Fallout 4 VR with the Vive headset
- October 02, 2017

HTC confirmed with UploadVR that this will be a Steam key, and not a code for its own storefront, Viveport . Bethesda's Fallout 4 VR is highly anticipated because it means that one of the biggest PC and console game creators is embracing VR, and that's what the platform needs in order to keep growing. (more...)
Stardew Valley for Switch set for release on October 5th Stardew Valley for Switch set for release on October 5th
- October 02, 2017

With this version finalised, ConcernedApe has already begun teasing his next game. Next on the horizon for Stardew Valley is a multiplayer update that is slated to arrive in early 2018 . Rumors have been circulating for months in regards to when Stardew Valley would be coming to the Switch, with Barone doing his best to keep fans informed all the while. (more...)