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Google Pixel 2 devices come with image processing chip for better HDR Google Pixel 2 devices come with image processing chip for better HDR
- October 18, 2017

The Pixel Visual Core is an eight-core chipset used to enhance the quality of the phone. The vast majority of grievances also include mentions of Verizon network usage, but we probably shouldn't hurry and point the finger at Big Red either. (more...)
Halo: Master Chief Collection will be enhanced for Xbox One X
- October 18, 2017

The Xbox Wire blog provides more information. There's some good news though, as Microsoft has finally confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated so that it can be played in True 4K and HDR. "Right now, 343 Industries is targeting kicking this off next spring", Jarrard explains. There's no word of a delay on that work, fortunately, so perhaps we'll see that update soon. (more...)
Saturn's A ring contained by not one, but seven moons Saturn's A ring contained by not one, but seven moons
- October 18, 2017

Cassini was able to capture images of six such baby planets - now known as Bleriot, Earhart, Santos-Dumont, Sikorsky, Post and Quimby. Lower altitudes in Saturn's atmosphere, imaged just before the spacecraft was destroyed, show even more complexity and are still being analyzed, noted INMS team associate Mark Perry of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Maryland. (more...)
Vermintide II will have you battling Chaos — Warhammer End Times Vermintide II will have you battling Chaos — Warhammer End Times
- October 18, 2017

The sequel to the Left 4 Dead style survival game Warhammer: Vermintide will add the forces of Chaos to the series' main antagonists - the Skaven. The new locations are set in and around Helmgart, a fortress city protecting the Bretonnian border of the Empire. Players can expect to get their hands on Warhammer: Vermintide II in the first quarter of 2018. (more...)
Intel to release first AI processor by year-end Intel to release first AI processor by year-end
- October 18, 2017

As part of this, Intel has announced that the company is intending to use the NNP chips to increase the sophistication of AI programs to a hundred times greater than its current level by 2020. Intel plans to not be left behind in this AI race and level with Nvidia . Meanwhile, Intel's arch-rival Qualcomm has been working on chips that are exceptionally good at executing AI programs. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson gets court reversal of verdict over talc cancer risks Johnson & Johnson gets court reversal of verdict over talc cancer risks
- October 18, 2017

The verdict to the family of Jacqueline Fox, who died in 2015, was the first of a series of jury awards in the St. Louis court. In a statement, a Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman said the company is pleased with the opinion and is continuing its appeals. (more...)
Astronauts experiment with fidget spinners Astronauts experiment with fidget spinners
- October 18, 2017

Our biggest question here is just how long will that fidget spinner spin in microgravity? The fidget spinner is considered a stress relieving device that exploded onto the scene back in early spring of this year. The astronauts said it was a great experiment with Newton's laws of motion. "Notice how it can spin without turning the inside", he says at the beginning of one clip, showing how allowing the fidget spinner to float freely reduces friction and allows the whole thing to spin as a ... (more...)
Wanted Man Who Lost Facebook Bet With Police Turns Himself In Wanted Man Who Lost Facebook Bet With Police Turns Himself In
- October 18, 2017

Zaydel, who goes by "Champagne Torino" on Facebook , then got into an argument with officers and wagered that if their next post was shared over 1,000 times he would turn himself in. "Also, a bagel for the Sergeant who is a bagel guy", said Zaydel. Social media users met the challenge in a little over an hour. Some thought his sentence should be reduced because he turned himself in. (more...)
Acadia Realty Trust (AKR) Stake Increased by Vanguard Group Inc
- October 18, 2017

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Digital Realty Trust by 2,651.9% in the first quarter. Acadia Realty Trust now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $35.75. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of US and worldwide trademark & copyright law. (more...)
England beat Japan on penalties to reach quarter-finals England beat Japan on penalties to reach quarter-finals
- October 18, 2017

Dortmund have asked that he heads back to Germany, which is obviously a disappointment in terms of the tournament. "People enjoyed seeing him play and it's a disappointment for him because he very much enjoyed his time in India and relished the chance to play in a World Cup". (more...)
Unprecedented star collision observed through light and gravitational waves Unprecedented star collision observed through light and gravitational waves
- October 18, 2017

Only 1.7 seconds after the gravitational waves were recorded, Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a short burst of gamma rays from the same region, evidence that concentrated jets of energy are produced during the merger of neutron stars . (more...)
Alphabet's Project Wing testing delivery drones in rural Australia
- October 17, 2017

On the company's blog, Project Wing Co-Lead James Ryan Burgess explained, "Our partners Guzman y Gomez and Chemist Warehouse will teach us what we need to do to ensure that orders are channelled to their staff smoothly and that they can easily load goods onto our delivery drones". (more...)
Microsoft Corporation Target of Unusually High Options Trading (NASDAQ:MSFT)
- October 17, 2017

Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.42 per share. Another trade for 7.00 million shares valued at $481.95 million was sold by Morfit G Mason. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 21 by M Partners. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform". (more...)
ZTE Axon M Folding Smartphone Officially Launched ZTE Axon M Folding Smartphone Officially Launched
- October 17, 2017

You can stream video on both screens at the same time and switch the audio between them. The Axon M seems to be a nice device for media consumption, and its dual speakers certainly help in this regard. The Axon M has two screens which means it should offer more productivity compared to a single screen device. Launch Facebook or an e-mail app and the second screen becomes a keyboard. (more...)
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus gets a Nazi-destorying launch trailer Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus gets a Nazi-destorying launch trailer
- October 17, 2017

This new trailer goes all-in on the violence against Nazis, white supremacists, and overall garbage human beings, as it showcases a variety of ways you can dispose of these dummies. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. The "us", of course, refers to the resistance fights that you will join when playing as BJ Blazkowicz. (more...)
Autonomous vehicle testing to begin in Manhattan Autonomous vehicle testing to begin in Manhattan
- October 17, 2017

There are also some limitations on where the tests can take place - they can't be conducted near a school or a construction zone, for example. "The spirit of innovation is what defines NY, and we are positioned on the forefront of this emerging industry that has the potential to be the next great technological advance that moves our economy and moves us forward", Gov. (more...)
Reassemble Your Squad in the Call of Duty Reassemble Your Squad in the Call of Duty
- October 17, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is set to hit store shelves on November 3, 2017, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. They make it abundantly clear that they are "back" with the praise they've received for the WWII setting of the game. (more...)
Samsung, LG in bottom tier for eco-friendly performance: Greenpeace
- October 17, 2017

The UN has estimated that e-waste globally will surpass 65m tons in 2017 - enough to bury San Francisco to 14-feet. "Rather than fuelling climate change, these companies need to show the way forward, just as some companies like Google and Apple have with data centres run on renewables ", said Gary Cook, Senior IT Campaigner at Greenpeace USA . (more...)
Google Announces Super Security for Vulnerable Accounts
- October 17, 2017

The predictive phishing protection will make a pre-emptive strike against a suspected phishing site, so when you type your password into a dodgy site, additional protections will be added to ensure your account isn't compromised. Google has launched two new security protections - an upgrade to its Security Checkup and new phishing protections in Chrome. Google account sign-in prompt on smartphone . (more...)
Micromax partners with BSNL, launches 4G Volte featurephone at Rs 2200 Micromax partners with BSNL, launches 4G Volte featurephone at Rs 2200
- October 17, 2017

The Micromax and BSNL collaborations will offer users with the low-priced data that means enjoying the unlimited call and internet services at an affordable price of Rs 97/- every month. Users will not be restricted to BSNL's network in the Bharat 1 mobile. BSNL and Micromax have come together to take on the Reliance Jio Phone with Bharat 1 mobile. (more...)