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Andy Rubin taking leave from Essential in wake of Andy Rubin taking leave from Essential in wake of "inappropriate relationship" report
- November 30, 2017

There is no telling how long Rubin will be absent from Essential. The specific nature of the complaint, the relationship and any punishment Rubin may have received as a effect all remain unknown. The Verge picked up the story, saying Rubin's leave of absence from Essential occurred for "personal reasons". Sitrick said Rubin has never acted in such a way, either at Google or since. (more...)
Shin Megami Tensei V Will Be Released Outside Of Japan Shin Megami Tensei V Will Be Released Outside Of Japan
- November 30, 2017

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And firm is FINALLY testing a 'regram' button and GIF feature And firm is FINALLY testing a 'regram' button and GIF feature
- November 30, 2017

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Square Enix Reveals New Details For Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis Square Enix Reveals New Details For Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis
- November 30, 2017

The bright side is that there are multiple endings, which can directly affect the ending of the base game itself. We've gotten to test out how Gladiolus and Prompto would control in their respective DLCs, and next month we'll be able to take Ignis for a spin. (more...)
NZ Loan-To-Value Ratios Set To Ease NZ Loan-To-Value Ratios Set To Ease
- November 30, 2017

The Reserve Bank announced yesterday that lending criteria will ease and industry experts are saying it's good news for the Rotorua market. Under the terms of the "speed limit" that now applies to banks they are rationed to just 10% of the new new mortgage monies they advance being for this "high" LVR lending. (more...)
December's PlayStation Plus Revealed, Includes Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition December's PlayStation Plus Revealed, Includes Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
- November 29, 2017

Some lovely hack and slash arcade action for the grown up, and for the kiddies we have Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends , a game that has a score of 63% on Metacritic and only five outlets in the world reviewed it. December is nearly here, and Microsoft has already informed players in advance on what to expect for the next round of free games. The first game to go free for December is " Child of Eden " and "Warhammer: End of Times - Vermintide" for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, ... (more...)
Waze adds new motorcycle mode and 'OK Waze' voice commands Waze adds new motorcycle mode and 'OK Waze' voice commands
- November 29, 2017

First is a mode designed specifically for motorcycle riders that provides recommendations for the best route based on data pulled in from fellow motorcyclists, which is a little more valuable than sourcing those calculations from cars. The list of supported regions is likely to grow in the coming months. Lastly, Waze has added HOV (high occupancy vehicle) route support. If you're using a fuel-efficient vehicle, on the other hand, you only need to change your vehicle type in the Navigation ... (more...)
BMW i8 Roadster breaks cover BMW i8 Roadster breaks cover
- November 29, 2017

The roof is fully electric and takes 15 seconds to open or close and can be operated at speeds of up to 30mph. There's still some storage behind the seats and roof compartment, though not much. Electric-only range is up almost 50 per cent says BMW, with up to 34 miles achievable. Along with a removable top, the i8 Roadster is more powerful, too. (more...)
Apple accuses Qualcomm of acting as a 'common patent troll' Apple accuses Qualcomm of acting as a 'common patent troll'
- November 29, 2017

Apple alleges it owns at least eight battery life patents that Qualcomm has violated. It's all very complicated, but this is common practice in the courts; deny a claim and then put forward a paper trail which proves there was no basis for the claim in the first place. (more...)
Infiniti QX50 launched in Los Angeles Infiniti QX50 launched in Los Angeles
- November 29, 2017

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 follows each and everything that the brand stands for including design, advanced technologies and top of the line performance. The QX50 will also arrive with an array of new-to-Infiniti safety tech, courtesy of parent brand Nissan. (more...)
IFP Advisors Inc Boosts Stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS)
- November 29, 2017

Hall Kathryn A, California-based fund reported 2,500 shares. The institutional investor owned 780,264 shares of the investment management company's stock after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares during the quarter. Sei Invs Communications holds 34,475 shares. Ohio-based Victory Inc has invested 0% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Swedbank acquired 83,318 shares as Goldman Sachs Gr (GS)'s stock declined 13.97%. (more...)
ESPN to lay off more than 100 employees in latest cuts ESPN to lay off more than 100 employees in latest cuts
- November 29, 2017

Skipper wrote in the memo that the majority of the eliminated positions are in studio production, digital content and technology rather than front-facing talent. When you combine those losses - the company gets more than $9 per month from each cable subscriber who has ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network in their lineups - with the $3.3 billion the network must pay each year for its National Football League and NBA packages alone, it paints a troubling economic picture for ESPN and parent ... (more...)
Google fixes hamburger emoji after uproar Google fixes hamburger emoji after uproar
- November 29, 2017

We're sure some of you guys might have heard about the great burger debate of 2017, where the question is, do you put the cheese above or below the patty? However, the mistake was in the details. Clearly, that wasn't correct at all, and the new version fixes it for the single beer emoji and the "beers" emoji. As it turns out, the beer emoji was problematic as well. (more...)
PUBG is heading to mobile PUBG is heading to mobile
- November 29, 2017

The placeholder box art for the physical edition of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has revealed that it will require up to 30GB storage space for the download and install size on Xbox One when it hits early access in December. Though translating a game like PUBG to mobile may seem like a hard task, it's important to note that there are already a number of massively popular PUBG copycat games on the Chinese mobile market. (more...)
Airbnb's split payments option is now available to all group travel Airbnb's split payments option is now available to all group travel
- November 29, 2017

Here's how it works: the trip organizer will make a booking for a property that accepts split payments. Airbnb shared in a press release that split payments was one of the top requested features after founder and CEO Brian Chesky asked for feedback on Twitter previous year. (more...)
Over 20% of world's population will access 5G in 2023, says Ericsson
- November 29, 2017

The forecast claims that there will 1 billion 5G mobile broadband subscriptions by 2023, with 5G set to cover more than 20% of the global population six years from now. "Video consumption continues to fuel mobile broadband traffic growth", according to Ericsson. The high average usage in India - estimated to reach 3.9GB per month per smartphone at the end of 2017 - is mainly due to an introductory LTE offer by Reliance Jio during the latter half of 2016, which included free voice and ... (more...)
Stock Alert: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- November 29, 2017

GLUU's financial leverage ratio is 0.72, which indicates that the company's asset base is primarily funded by equity capital. About 340,320 shares traded. Regions Financial Corporation holds 0.02% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) for 542,200 shares. Old Second Comml Bank Of Aurora reported 700 shares stake. (more...)
Earnings Reaction History: PURE STORAGE, 28.6% Follow-Through Indicator, 10.9% Sensitive Earnings Reaction History: PURE STORAGE, 28.6% Follow-Through Indicator, 10.9% Sensitive
- November 29, 2017

Having a price of $11.67, Pure Storage Inc (NYSE: PSTG ) traded 1.48% higher on the day. In the last quarter, insiders sold 242,028 shares of company stock worth $3,773,235. Pure Storage has $24 highest and $11.50 lowest target. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.85, for a total value of $396,250.00. (NYSE:TRXC) by 46.34% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
OnePlus 5T OnePlus 5T "Lava Red" Colour variant now available in China
- November 29, 2017

The Lava Red OnePlus 5T is now official, with a debut set for China and China only (for now, at least). Like Apple, the smartphone does not cost a penny extra and the device does cost the same CNY 2,999 (₹ 29,999). The company has been known to come out with limited edition models of its products like the OnePlus 3T Black Colette and the OnePlus 5 Castelbajac variant in the past. (more...)
Microsoft announces major Redmond campus expansion Microsoft announces major Redmond campus expansion
- November 29, 2017

Microsoft isn't looking to relocate, unlike its fellow Washington-based tech company Amazon . When this project gets completed, Microsoft's campus will have 131 buildings and it can accomadate up to 8,000 more people. And while we transform our workspace inside, we will renovate the exterior to create more opportunities to exercise, play and connect with nature for the people who work at Microsoft and those who live nearby. (more...)