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Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is Nintendo's 2nd-best mobile launch Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is Nintendo's 2nd-best mobile launch
- November 28, 2017

Nintendo's second mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes launch on both platforms on February 2, 2017, and amassed an estimated seven million downloads within its first six days of availability, or about half of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's . (more...)
Scientists successfully grew earthworms in Martian soil simulant! Scientists successfully grew earthworms in Martian soil simulant!
- November 28, 2017

Earthworms are capable of reproducing in a Mars-like environment, according to a new study, a crucial discovery that aids research into growing crops on Mars. These worms also plough the soil, breaking down their structure, and through a specific chemical in their system called drilodefensins, put nutrients back into the soil by digesting nearly every type of plant material. (more...)
Another annoying iOS 11 autocorrect bug has emerged Another annoying iOS 11 autocorrect bug has emerged
- November 28, 2017

The word "it" is reportedly being autocorrected to "I.T" for some users, while others report a similar unwanted correction is occurring for the word "is", changing it to "I.S". The first tempory workaround involves tapping settings Settings: General: Keyboard: Text Replacement and enter "it" as both the phrase and shortcut , but some users insist this solution does not solve the problem. (more...)
Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight
- November 28, 2017

Each artificial muscle consists of an inner "skeleton" that can be made of various materials, such as a metal coil or a sheet of plastic folded into a certain pattern, surrounded by air or fluid and sealed inside a plastic or textile bag that serves as the robot's "skin". (more...)
Blizzard Is Opening the Door for More Overwatch Players to Go Pro Blizzard Is Opening the Door for More Overwatch Players to Go Pro
- November 28, 2017

The existing regional leagues in China, South Korea and Asia-Pacific are becoming Contenders leagues, while there are new Contenders leagues in Australia and South America. If the Overwatch League is the game's premiership, Contenders is its first division, and it's a big deal in its own right. Each year of Contenders will have three seasons, with prize pools worth up to $100,000 already having been offered. (more...)
Russian Federation loses contact with satellite hours after launch Russian Federation loses contact with satellite hours after launch
- November 28, 2017

Russian Federation has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its launch from a new cosmodrome. The first launch from Vostochny was carried out in April a year ago. But it failed to do so, according to Russian state news service Interfax, and the space agency has now lost contact with it. The Meteor M2-1 was supposed to detach from the rocket carrying it this morning, soon after it launched. (more...)
Honor V10 to launch in India in January, 2018 Honor V10 to launch in India in January, 2018
- November 28, 2017

The device has 6GB of strong RAM, which will ensure smooth performance of the smartphone. It also comes equipped with a dedicated NPU that can process 2,000 images per minute, compared to just 97 images using the CPU. The Honor V10 is said to run EMUI 8.0 out of the box which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and, keeping this entire package up and running would be a 3750 mAh battery. (more...)
PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Credit Suisse Group
- November 28, 2017

Stock investors bought 25,706 call options on the company. PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. For the ongoing Fiscal Quarter, 44 analysts have an average earnings forecast of $0.52 per share. (more...)
This Security Firm Has Found Another Way to Fool Apple's Face ID This Security Firm Has Found Another Way to Fool Apple's Face ID
- November 28, 2017

One of the most interesting features of the iPhone X, apart from its new OLED edge-to-edge screen, would definitely have to be the front-facing TrueDepth camera. So far Face ID has been tricked by twins, children and even by a 3D mask. "And we take an infrared image of your face", a Bkav spokesperson told Forbes . (more...)
Steep Road to the Olympics' open beta starts tomorrow Steep Road to the Olympics' open beta starts tomorrow
- November 28, 2017

The Olympic events will include Downhill and Big Air and the Japanese map will feature two snowboard challenges and a wingsuit challenge. A press release for the game, via WCCFTech reads: "The Open Beta will feature five challenges from Steep Road to the Olympics and free roam in a select area of the Japan map". (more...)
Square Enix Promises New Final Fantasy Games in 2018 Square Enix Promises New Final Fantasy Games in 2018
- November 28, 2017

On the Sony PS4, for example, there are a lot of rules to observe and Square Enix also had to keep in mind of the console's capabilities in order to offer the best Final Fantasy XV experience. During an interview on the Edamame Arcade Channel on YouTube regarding the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, Hashimoto made some comments that should prove interesting for series fans. (more...)
Here's everything new in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery] Here's everything new in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery]
- November 28, 2017

According to the company, Pixel Visual Core has eight image processing unit (IPU) cores and 512 arithmetic logic units. Though, developers can enable the core in Developer settings to test out HDR+ option on their third-party apps. If you've already enrolled in the Android Beta Program , you'll soon receive an update notification to download the new preview through an over-the-air (OTA) package. (more...)
Scientists Unlock the Secret Behind Saving the Barrier Reef Scientists Unlock the Secret Behind Saving the Barrier Reef
- November 28, 2017

The results have been positive since a million larvae were produced last November, then developed, with more than 100 surviving and growing successfully on settlement tiles on the reef. The effect of climate change and rising sea temperature has drawn worldwide focus on the Great Barrier Reef. But it has huge potential for smaller, "feeder reefs" that supply coral to other areas and support the broader marine ecosystem. (more...)
Rahm Emanuel, Kim Foxx sue Uber over data breach Rahm Emanuel, Kim Foxx sue Uber over data breach
- November 28, 2017

Taken were names, email addresses and mobile-phone numbers of 57 million riders as well as driver's license numbers of 600,000 drivers. Data breaches aside, Emanuel said last month that ride-hailing companies have cost the city more than $40 million in lost revenue. (more...)
Zack Snyder 'Justice League' Director's Cut Apparently Doesn't Exist Zack Snyder 'Justice League' Director's Cut Apparently Doesn't Exist
- November 28, 2017

The combined effect of these changes though was a movie that didn't only drop the ball a bit when it came to developing some of its characters, but took those characters in a completely different direction to what Snyder initially intended (Superman's entire arc was massively changed based on how almost every single scene featuring actor Henry Cavill was seemingly reshot). (more...)
Facebook is rolling out AI to help suicidal users Facebook is rolling out AI to help suicidal users
- November 28, 2017

Now the social network says the tech has advanced to the point that it can proactively intervene when it detects that someone may be at risk of self harm or suicide - even if no one else has made a report. Now, these tools will also be available outside of the USA for the first time - Facebook is expanding them globally (except for countries in the E.U.). (more...)
Assassin's Creed Rogue may be getting remastered for Xbox One next year Assassin's Creed Rogue may be getting remastered for Xbox One next year
- November 28, 2017

It's unclear whether Assassin's Creed Rogue HD is a real game or not, but it seems likely. The last retailer doesn't list a specific date, but it is expected to release sometime early next year according to all three websites. It remains to be seen if Rogue will also be enhanced for Xbox One X. For those unfamiliar, Assassin's Creed Rogue serves as a follow-up to Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and sets the stage for both Assassin's Creed 3 in the US and Assassin's Creed ... (more...)
Destiny 2 Free Trial Starts This Week Destiny 2 Free Trial Starts This Week
- November 28, 2017

Bringing it down to the point where you are only getting four percent of the XP you should be getting. During this time, players will also be able to try out the clan functionality in Destiny 2 , with the ability to join clans and earn Clan XP while completing fireteam activities. (more...)
Flat-Earther delays launch in his homemade rocket, saying 'It's not easy' Flat-Earther delays launch in his homemade rocket, saying 'It's not easy'
- November 27, 2017

In America a man named Mike Hughes is building a rocket to research his theory that the earth is flat and not round. It's staggeringly moronic if Hughes' intends to proceed with his central goal and this isn't only a minor reputation stunt being grabbed by real news outlets, yet at the same time, I laud you "Frantic" Mike Hughes for being so blinded by your obliviousness that you're willing to chance your life (and perhaps others) to set the vigorously demonstrated logical record straight. (more...)
Demon's Souls servers go dark next year Demon's Souls servers go dark next year
- November 27, 2017

Although it is a little left until the end of the service, please continue to " Demon's Souls " thank you. While it was quickly surpassed in both popularity and polish by the Dark Souls series , Demon's Souls still holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers. (more...)