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WhatsApp update now lets you watch YouTube videos without leaving the app WhatsApp update now lets you watch YouTube videos without leaving the app
- November 28, 2017

That being said, the YouTube (PiP) feature in WhatsApp is now disabled and according to WABetaInfo the feature may need to be enabled with a server-side switch. The latest update can also help you record long messages easily. You'll now be able to record a message by tapping and holding the mic button until a small UI window appears that will allow you to lock the recording and pull your finger from the screen. (more...)
VR headset shipments top 1 mln for first time in Q3
- November 28, 2017

Oculus came in second place with 210,000 Rift headsets shipped. This precedes the upcoming release of Oculus' $199 Go standalone headset, expected next year. The market's getting a shake-up, though, with Thielke claiming that Microsoft's heavy push for its Windows Mixed Reality platform, including the launch of third-party headsets which are priced lower than the competition, will drive adoption still further - likely cutting down on the triopoly's share of the market. (more...)
'Desh Ka Smartphone' Will Be Flipkart Exclusive; Launch On November 30 'Desh Ka Smartphone' Will Be Flipkart Exclusive; Launch On November 30
- November 28, 2017

This isn't a surprising news because, since the start, it was said that the Redmi 5 would come with an 18:9 display to match the ongoing trend of bezel-less smartphones. Xiaomi R1 is rumored to be the first smartphone in this series. To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone was launched in China last month at 599 Yuan which is approximately Rs 5,884. (more...)
YouTube investigates reports of child abuse terms in auto-fill searches YouTube investigates reports of child abuse terms in auto-fill searches
- November 28, 2017

Last week, it was reported that YouTube's system for reporting sexualized comments on videos for children had not been "functioning correctly" for over a year. The incident resulted in some of the world's best known brands pulling advertisements on the site. YouTube is still dealing with the aftershocks of a global advertiser backlash this spring, after ads were discovered running in front of hate-speech and terrorism videos. (more...)
Range Rover SVAutobiography revealed ahead of LA motor show Range Rover SVAutobiography revealed ahead of LA motor show
- November 28, 2017

Built by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations department, all versions are based on the Range Rover's long wheelbase, meaning copious amounts of legroom and plenty of headroom to match - which is perfectly utilised by the airline-style reclining seats in the rear. (more...)
Google fixes YouTube issue that caused excessive battery drain in iOS devices Google fixes YouTube issue that caused excessive battery drain in iOS devices
- November 28, 2017

So here is the solution which YouTube's new update is promising that it 'fixed an issue with battery usage'. Earlier this month, iPhone and iPad users began seeing severe battery issues when playing videos in the YouTube app. The fix apparently went live in version 12 .44 release two weeks ago, according to Google, but the official announcement is only showing up in 12.45 today. (more...)
'Death by Pokémon GO' reveals how deadly the mobile game really is 'Death by Pokémon GO' reveals how deadly the mobile game really is
- November 28, 2017

In a new abstract published on the Social Science Research Network ( SSRN ) site, a pair of Purdue University researchers have examined police accident reports in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. An abnormally high number of crashes, damages, and injuries were uncovered by the researchers near Pokéstops and Gyms in Tippecanoe County areas. According to a new academic paper eye-catchingly titled Death by Pokémon GO , last year's mega-hit that disappeared nearly as quickly as it blew up, caused ... (more...)
Google Survey Details Concept Of YouTube-Centric Phone Google Survey Details Concept Of YouTube-Centric Phone
- November 28, 2017

A widget called Creator Connect would be available on the Homescreen that shows content from creators in a feed. One of such features described is YouTwist , which lets you see a grid of YouTube videos when you rotate your phone to landscape mode on the home screen. (more...)
Ubisoft's Ode is a Ubisoft's Ode is a "musical journey" available today on PC
- November 28, 2017

The background music is affected by player actions, creating a unique experience for each player. Ode is available now on Ubisoft's United Kingdom store for £4.50, though it's unclear when it will be available in other markets (it's not on the USA store). (more...)
Nioh on PC getting mouse and keyboard support later this week Nioh on PC getting mouse and keyboard support later this week
- November 28, 2017

The Team Ninja-developed Dark Souls-esque action title Nioh left its PlayStation 4 exclusivity earlier this month with the launch of a PC version. The PC version of the game dubbed "The Complete Edition " includes all the DLC for Nioh released till now on PS4 Dragon of the North, Defiant Honour, and Bloodshed's End. (more...)
Ashes 2017: Jonny Bairstow accused of allegedly 'headbutting' Cameron Bancroft Ashes 2017: Jonny Bairstow accused of allegedly 'headbutting' Cameron Bancroft
- November 28, 2017

England's bid to retain the Ashes suffered a blow in Brisbane, comprehensively beaten by 10 wickets at the Gabba, where David Warner and Cameron Bancroft chased down the 170-run target easily. The Australian added it was "disappointing" that the incident had allowed the hosts an opportunity to "get under Jonny's skin" during the game. "If you put yourself in that situation, you're fair game and we've got to be very careful we don't do that again in the future". (more...)
Square Enix says Deus Ex isn't dead, has to Square Enix says Deus Ex isn't dead, has to "wait its turn"
- November 28, 2017

So, when are we getting a new Deus Ex game? That being said, Matsuda added that top Square Enix representatives are "already internally discussing and exploring what we want to do with the next installment of it [Deus Ex]". Matsuda stressed that Deus Ex is an important franchise for them and they are now exploring options for the next installment. Eurogamer , for instance, "understands" that future instalments have been put on hiatus due to the multi-game partnership. (more...)
OnePlus 5T to go on open sale today via Amazon, OnePlus stores OnePlus 5T to go on open sale today via Amazon, OnePlus stores
- November 28, 2017

OnePlus 5T in India starts at Rs 32999 for the 6GB/64GB variant and goes up to Rs 37999 for the larger 8GB/128GB version. It comes in only midnight black shade. Unlike the OnePlus 5, its successor comes with improved imaging sensors, packing 16MP+20MP primary dual cameras with dual LED flash and f/1.7 aperture. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz Posts Highest-Ever Sales in Korea Mercedes-Benz Posts Highest-Ever Sales in Korea
- November 28, 2017

Granted an adult won't fit in that middle position, but you can cram a kid back there. That auto will be the AMG CLS 53, the first an in the AMG 53 series. The new E Class sold 28,492 cars in the first 10 months of this year and is expected to exceed 30,000 in annual sales. If we look at the car's sides, we can see that it has been equipped with a set of stylish LED headlamps. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may require up to 30GB on Xbox One PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may require up to 30GB on Xbox One
- November 28, 2017

This might seem like an odd move for Tencent, considering it now holds the license to publish Battlegrounds in China, but since there has been talk of banning the game there, perhaps Tencent is merely covering all of its bases. For now, it will only release in China. Even so, some fans may respond negatively to this kind of censorship, even if it won't impact the version of the game that they play. (more...)
Parent rebukes Epic for suing teenage Fortnite player accused of cheating Parent rebukes Epic for suing teenage Fortnite player accused of cheating
- November 28, 2017

The problem is, he's only 14-years-old. Cheats for Fortnite are offered through the website Addicted Cheats , with two people accused of being "support personnel" for the site. She claims Epic is using her son "as a scapegoat" because it can not curb cheaters. Mrs Rogers goes on to suggest Fortnite's terms and conditions dictate that parental consent is required for minors, which she did not give. (more...)
Apple granted patent for foldable displays on smartphones Apple granted patent for foldable displays on smartphones
- November 28, 2017

Earlier, reports said Apple has chose to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch rival. According to reports, the iPhone maker's rivalry with Samsung, which now supplies the iPhone X displays, and concern over leaking are likely the deciding factors in changing suppliers. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Holdings Decreased by FDx Advisors Inc
- November 28, 2017

It has underperformed by 58.40% the S&P500. Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC raised its stake in Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) by 89.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (more...)
New Call of Duty: WW2 Modes and Weapon Variants Accidentally Revealed
- November 28, 2017

The video leak also showcases a variety of new weapons in action. The video, which has been taken down since it was originally uploaded, included info from dataminer and modder "MrJaRnii" who showed off Gun Game and a few other modes. Those new modes include Demolition, Control, and Infected, as well the ever-popular Gun Game. Furthermore, the files reveal that the supply drops also contain variants of 16 different weapons, and Sledgehammer Games might be looking to add these weapons to the ... (more...)
Active Stocks to Observe: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) Active Stocks to Observe: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)
- November 28, 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( HPE ), whose chief executive has announced she will step down next year, reported revenue of $7.7 billion from continuing operations for its fiscal 4Q17 (October quarter). The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The latest exchange of 0.06 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 275.23 Million shares. (more...)