Tech


Hellblade is a success at 500000 sales and counting Hellblade is a success at 500000 sales and counting
- November 23, 2017

The studio had been expecting to hit this point after six months rather than the three months it took. Developing Hellblade was a bold move by Ninja Theory , as they built the game with a fairly small team of 20 people, dealing with hard topics of mental health, tons of experimental technology and lofty ambitions for an "independent AAA" business model. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Sign-Ups Close Next Week Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha Sign-Ups Close Next Week
- November 23, 2017

It was back in December 2016 that we announced the very first Technical Alpha sessions, following the kick-off of our Insider Programme in November. Sea of Thieves , the upcoming multiplayer pirate adventure from the folks at Rare, has seen its fair share of testing throughout 2017. Rare also reminds players that while the Tech Alpha should certainly be fun, the game and those who play it must sign an NDA, meaning that gameplay can't be streamed or captured at this stage. (more...)
Hunter turns himself in after shooting rare albino deer by mistake Hunter turns himself in after shooting rare albino deer by mistake
- November 22, 2017

A hunter in western Wisconsin's Pepin County shot an albino deer last Saturday, telling authorities he only saw the brown on the top of its head when he took his shot. The rest of the carcass was donated to the Mondovi Conservation Club, where it will be mounted and used as an aid to teach hunter safety. "So, if it's an all-white deer not including the head, the hooves or the tarsal glands, then it's a protected animal". (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)
- November 23, 2017

It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. Toth Financial Advisory Corp increased its stake in Wal ( WMT ) by 19.07% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 3.3% in the second quarter. 900 were accumulated by Psagot Investment House. (more...)
Redskins vs. Giants: Where to watch, listen and stream, on Thanksgiving evening Redskins vs. Giants: Where to watch, listen and stream, on Thanksgiving evening
- November 23, 2017

The Redskins.com crew breaks down the key players and matchups to keep an eye on during Thursday's Redskins-Giants 2017 Week 12 showdown at FedExField in Landover, Md. NY is just 2-8 entering Thursday's game. - NY has won six of its last eight games against the Redskins, averaging 25.6 points per game in those matchups. (more...)
Gears of War 4 Added to Xbox Game Pass Gears of War 4 Added to Xbox Game Pass
- November 22, 2017

This announcement was made on the official Major Nelson blog which listed the games that will be available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One . Gears of War 4 will be added to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass line-up on December 1. One of the most anticipated games of 2011 for Kinect. Use the loot and crafting system to your advantage as you amass weaponry ideal for your character. (more...)
Amazon Fire HD Sale - What You Need To Know Amazon Fire HD Sale - What You Need To Know
- November 22, 2017

We found the fit to be pretty good, and the heart rate activity was mostly accurate, but with 50% off the price these could be an incredible buy. So how can you get ahead of the Amazon deals on Black Friday? Amazon are likely to send out emails when they start dropping prices so it's worth keeping an eye on your inbox to make sure you don't miss anything on your list. (more...)
IPhone SE 2 Tipped to Get Launched in H1, 2018 IPhone SE 2 Tipped to Get Launched in H1, 2018
- November 22, 2017

According to a report by The Economic Times , the Cupertino-based iPhone maker, has reduced the retail margin by 30 percent. The year 2016's launched iPhone SE was one of the most attractive deals for all the Apple fans who wanted to get in touch with iOS technology based smartphone at affordable prices. (more...)
2018 iPhone X Handsets To Feature Improved LTE With Upgraded Antenna Design 2018 iPhone X Handsets To Feature Improved LTE With Upgraded Antenna Design
- November 22, 2017

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities - who has regularly predicted Apple's activity correctly - has shared a report that claims next year's iPhone upgrades will include faster antenna modules. He added that all the phones will have dual SIM feature with LTE+LTE connections. 2H18 iPhone models won't only offer faster LTE transmission speed: We predict that at least one of the 2H18 new iPhone models will support dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS). (more...)
Facebook enabled housing advertisers to promote racial profiling, exclude minorities Facebook enabled housing advertisers to promote racial profiling, exclude minorities
- November 22, 2017

Last year, an explosive investigation by ProPublica revealed that Facebook was allowing advertisers to discriminate in housing ads by enabling landlords to filter out people who might view a given ad by their race. "The rental housing ads purchased by ProPublica should have but did not trigger the extra review and certifications we put in place due to a technical failure", Vora added. (more...)
'Plants Vs. Zombies' Creator Reportedly Fired For Objecting To Pay-To-Win 'Plants Vs. Zombies' Creator Reportedly Fired For Objecting To Pay-To-Win
- November 22, 2017

You can take the story about the Plants vs Zombies creator with a grain of salt if you want, but there's a reason that EA has been voted the worst company in America multiple years in a row. A few days ago, Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac designer Edmund McMillen made waves with a podcast appearance where he made some pretty stunning allegations about the development of Plants vs Zombies 2. (more...)
Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Battery Can Discharge Even When Plugged In Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Battery Can Discharge Even When Plugged In
- November 22, 2017

While plugged into the supplied charger, the battery on the base of the device will drain during certain games if the power settings are set to max performance to fully utilize the power of the hardware. Consensus is the new laptop is created to supply 95 watts of power between the charger and the device, which is not sufficient to run the graphics card, processor and other hardware components at its maximum setting. (more...)
Intel Admits to Vulnerability in Its Post-2008 CPUs Intel Admits to Vulnerability in Its Post-2008 CPUs
- November 22, 2017

In the security alert, members of Intel's security team stated that " in response to issues identified by external researchers, Intel has performed an in-depth comprehensive security review of its Intel® Management Engine (ME), Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE), and Intel® Server Platform Services (SPS) with the objective of enhancing firmware resilience ". (more...)
United States trade commission recommends washer tariffs United States trade commission recommends washer tariffs
- November 22, 2017

The ITC's move comes after American appliance giant Whirlpool made an initial complaint against its Korean rivals, Samsung and LG Electronics, earlier this year. LG also said in a press release that implementation of the safeguard measures will have a negative impact on U.S. consumers as the anticipated tariffs on imported washers will eventually limit their choice. (more...)
Instagram Added a Request Button to Join in On Friends' Live Stream Instagram Added a Request Button to Join in On Friends' Live Stream
- November 22, 2017

Presently, the new feature rolled out could be used just between two Instagram friends. The comments section in the livestream now has a dedicated request button for initiating a request to join a livestream. Then, a new icon with a couple of smileys indicating the number of join requests in a badge will be seen if there is more than a single request. If you are hosting a live video and other friends have joined it, you can choose to remove the guest and add someone else at any time. (more...)
Apple acquires Canada based AR start-up Vrvana for $30 million Apple acquires Canada based AR start-up Vrvana for $30 million
- November 22, 2017

The deal is significant because while we have seen reports and rumors about Apple's interest in AR hardware, the company has been very tight-lipped and generally is very secretive about completely new, future products. There will be no lagging, visuals will be quite clear and no mandatory controllers will be required. Apple is known to be particularly fascinated with augmented reality, something that is evident yet again given reports of the iPhone maker having acquired the Canada based AR ... (more...)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Releases Early Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Releases Early
- November 22, 2017

The app was originally due to launch 22 November, but ended up being released a day early. If you are expecting the full game, you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for something a lot more casual that lines up with the majority of FTP mobile games, then you are in luck. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leaks in live images; Fullview display design confirmed Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leaks in live images; Fullview display design confirmed
- November 22, 2017

The image in question is a spec sheet being displayed on the phone's screen. Earlier this week, Xiaomi officially announced to discontinue support for 6 of its phones which include - Mi 2/2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, and the Mi Note. (more...)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Holdings Reduced by Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ
- November 22, 2017

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $182.34, up from yesterday's close by 0.05%. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 19th. FBR Capital initiated the shares of AVEO in report on Wednesday, March 30 with "Outperform" rating. More recent Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Why Adobe Systems Incorporated Stock Is up and Still Going Strong" on ... (more...)
OnePlus Confirms It Won't Have Project Treble On The OnePlus 5T OnePlus Confirms It Won't Have Project Treble On The OnePlus 5T
- November 22, 2017

Availability of the OnePlus 5T kicked off yesterday , and the company is now announcing that after six hours of sales, the phone is its fastest selling device yet. This is one of the key features of Android Oreo. Android software updates have been a painfully long process for devices other than the Pixel or Nexus. (more...)