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Record surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide Record surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide
- October 30, 2017

However, at 3.3 parts per million, the 2016 increase in carbon dioxide levels was significantly higher than an El Nino-influenced spike in 1998, which was measured at 2.7 ppm. The news will add pressure to a meeting of environment ministers from around the world in Bonn next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement. (more...)
Become Human Trailer at Paris Games Week 2017 Become Human Trailer at Paris Games Week 2017
- October 30, 2017

The trailer itself features Kara, an android who was apparently built to complete household chores and take care of children, being returned to her owner's home after being sent to the factory for repairs. Quantic Dream's games have often toyed with the idea of choices, offering choices to change the plot, and Detroit: Become Human's new trailer is showing that off. (more...)
The Last of Us Part 2: Naughty Dog Confirms Joel Isn't Dead The Last of Us Part 2: Naughty Dog Confirms Joel Isn't Dead
- October 30, 2017

A bang to the forehead with a claw hammer, courtesy of The Last of Us Part 2 . Earlier today at Paris Games Week, Ubisoft revealed another trailer for Far Cry 5 , this time showcasing the co-op mayhem that players will experience come February. (more...)
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Set To Launch Today From Cape Canaveral
- October 30, 2017

The upcoming launch will be the 13th such mission for the company. The South Korean satellite operator that will use the orbiting platform to send television to homes across Asia, while also providing bandwidth to internet and mobile phone companies. (more...)
Infamous Developer Reveals Ghost of Tsushima for PS4 Infamous Developer Reveals Ghost of Tsushima for PS4
- October 30, 2017

The game takes place during the year 1274, and thrusts players into the role of one of the last surviving Samurai after the Mongol Empire's invasion. In contrast, Ghost of Tsushima appears more grounded in reality, though whether that supposition is true remains to be seen. (more...)
This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system
- October 30, 2017

Other hyperbolic objects have been spotted before, but they were nudged onto escape trajectories by gravitational interactions with planets, said Matthew Holman, director of the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the organization responsible for collecting data about asteroids and comets in our solar system. (more...)
Google announces YouTube TV app for Xbox One family of devices Google announces YouTube TV app for Xbox One family of devices
- October 30, 2017

Apps for smart TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony will arrive "in the coming weeks", along with an Apple TV version. The native YouTube TV app will start rolling out this week to select Android TV devices, such as the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, select Sony TV models, as well as the Xbox One family. (more...)
Sensex, Nifty50 break records to close at fresh highs Sensex, Nifty50 break records to close at fresh highs
- October 30, 2017

At NSE, shares of the company jumped 2.48 per cent to close at Rs 1,025.95. The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index advanced 184.40 points or 1.13% at 16,563.98, outperforming the Sensex. All the sub-indices on the BSE ended in green, barring the FMCG index, which fell by 42.71 points, and the metal index by 26.18 points. India's largest public lender State Bank of India rose 0.37 per cent to Rs 312.10 while Punjab National Bank gained 3.92 per cent to Rs 203.95 on hopes that the government's capital ... (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis Coming December 13th
- October 30, 2017

Play as-you guessed it-Ignis in a new episode directly connected to the main story. Square Enix has revealed the PC requirements for Final Fantasy XV , with gamers needing an Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD FX-6100 processor, with at least 8GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 760. (more...)
Facebook to make political ads more transparent on platform Facebook to make political ads more transparent on platform
- October 30, 2017

It is not clear that the new guidelines at Facebook and Twitter would have applied to the ads those companies have identified as having been purchased by the Russian trolls, due to the strict definitions of political advertising. It also said that it would allow people to see the ads a Facebook business page - whether a brand, small business or a person - is now running. That test will start in Canada next month and expand to the U.S.by next summer, ahead of the US midterm elections in ... (more...)
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL issues Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL issues
- October 30, 2017

The list of issues plaguing Google Pixel 2 owners shows no signs of abating at the moment. The sound seems like I am in a tin can very high pitch. The community manager's post, however, did not give any explanation as to why the clicks and high-pitched sounds were even happening. But it is not it, now users of Pixel 2 devices are having issues with the Android Auto and poor quality audio while recording videos. (more...)
NASA releases spooky NASA releases spooky "sounds" of "howling" space
- October 30, 2017

Instead this is data collected by instruments capable of receiving radio waves that NASA's scientists have then examined, and converted into audio files. Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals and they have done so in case of Jupiter. The radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. (more...)
Qualcomm could announce its next-gen Snapdragon 845 SoC in December
- October 30, 2017

To recall, the company announced the Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip at CES 2017 in January, so this would be a month earlier than expected. The processor will be an upgrade of Snapdragon 835 and it will be reportedly announced on the Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, which will be held from December 4 to 8 in Hawaii, according to the leaked invite poster on the Weibo . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9: New rumour points to design changes Samsung Galaxy S9: New rumour points to design changes
- October 30, 2017

If the Samsung Galaxy Tab A sounds enticing, you'll be able to pick one up starting Wednesday, November 1, for $229.99. One can use this $20 credit in availing services and Google's wonderful products like New Apps, Games, Movies and TV shows. (more...)
Chrome version 62 for Android allows you to view your saved passwords
- October 30, 2017

Google Chrome 62 for Android comes with a set of new features that Google announced on the official Chrome releases blog a couple of days ago. To get started with the features first you need to update your current Google Chrome app from your Android phone's Play Store. (more...)
Don't drop that iPhone X-a screen fix will cost you £286 Don't drop that iPhone X-a screen fix will cost you £286
- October 30, 2017

As spotted by MacRumors, a replacement of the iPhone X's new OLED display will cost $279 (RM1182), that's a huge increase over the iPhone 7 Plus and we expect it to be higher over here. However, the extra $199 upfront may save you from spending much more money down the line if you tend to be clumsy with your smartphone. iPhone X preorders began today and the device is already listed with a "5-6 week' shipping timeframe". (more...)
Nintendo raises Switch forecast to almost 17 million units by April
- October 30, 2017

Strong demand for the hybrid home-portable Switch console, following the flop of predecessor Wii U, has led to a near-doubling of Nintendo's stock price to nine-year highs since the device's March launch. Nintendo has raised the sales forecast for the Nintendo Switch from 10 million units to 14 million units for the period ending in March of 2018. It's unclear how much ability Nintendo has to increase production, but it's likely that a lot of people are going to have trouble finding a ... (more...)
The Ferrari FXX-K Evo has been announced The Ferrari FXX-K Evo has been announced
- October 30, 2017

All in all, Ferrari stated that the FXX K Evo is capable of generating 640 kg of downforce at 200 km/h. A massive twin-profile fixed rear wing supported by two side fins and one centre fin dominate proceedings, the results of over a year of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to help the Evo generate downforce close to what GT3 and GTE racecars achieve. (more...)
Stranger Things Costumes Come to Minecraft Stranger Things Costumes Come to Minecraft
- October 30, 2017

Blocky versions of Barb, Dustin, Eleven, Joyce, Lucas, Mike, Will and other notable characters were shown off earlier today. " Stranger Things " is finally airing on Netflix, and so far, it's a blast. "Hold on to your long blonde wigs kids", said Minecraft developer Molang., "because the whole cast is here". Nonetheless, it's not expensive either, so get ready to have your very own aspect of the show in your favorite creative video game. (more...)
PM Modi Takes On Congress 'Lies' On Doklam Standoff, 'Powerful China' PM Modi Takes On Congress 'Lies' On Doklam Standoff, 'Powerful China'
- October 30, 2017

Members of NGO Eco-Pro organization received a shot in the arm after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the fort cleaning project taken up by them in his Mann ki Baat programme on Sunday.The fort cleaning drive, which was launched by the organization under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on March 1, has completed 229 days. (more...)