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No more smashed phone screens: Self-healing glass has just been discovered No more smashed phone screens: Self-healing glass has just been discovered
- December 19, 2017

Japanese researchers have unveiled a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks and breaks. The new polymer glass is "highly robust mechanically yet can readily be repaired by compression at fractured surfaces", the team wrote in the journal Science . (more...)
Rising Thunder devs to release final edition of cancelled fighting game Rising Thunder devs to release final edition of cancelled fighting game
- December 19, 2017

But in a Reddit post today, Radiant unveiled Rising Thunder: Community Edition , a free, open-source version of the game that will be available in January 2018 for PC. This build has essentially the same features as the final alpha in 2016, but the developers have "tinkered" to add offline local play and some smaller improvements. (more...)
Infocus Vision 3 debuts in India with a price-tag of INR 6999 Infocus Vision 3 debuts in India with a price-tag of INR 6999
- December 19, 2017

The device sports a 5.7-inch full-vision display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 for better visual experience. The phone is all made of aluminum and have a matte black finish all over the body. Smile UX also comes with extended notifications, a fairly powerful theme engine and more. No matter what the price range, it is nearly becoming mandatory to equip a smartphone with a dual camera setup in 2017. (more...)
Reddit overhauls mobile app with chat function and new moderation tools
- December 19, 2017

Reddit today announced a number of changes to its iOS and Android apps created to make its mobile software a more interactive and social way of exploring the site. At the time of the launch, Reddit said that half its user base browsed the site on mobile, including both via mobile web and third-party applications. (more...)
Could Apple Inc. (AAPL) See a Reversal After Breaking All Highs?
- December 19, 2017

About 1.65 million shares traded. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Apple will post 11.18 EPS for the current fiscal year. (more...)
WhatsApp ordered to stop sharing user data with Facebook WhatsApp ordered to stop sharing user data with Facebook
- December 19, 2017

The move has spurred a number of regulatory actions against Facebook in Europe, including an investigation into the matter by the CNIL. More specifically, the regulator noted that WhatsApp hadn't obtained user consent for its policy change and that users who opposed it had no recourse but to terminate their account. (more...)
Tredje AP fonden Has $5.15 Million Holdings in Carnival Corporation (CCL) Tredje AP fonden Has $5.15 Million Holdings in Carnival Corporation (CCL)
- December 19, 2017

Carnival Corporation ( CCL ) traded up $0.65 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $66.60. About 2.58 million shares traded or 82.11% up from the average. The Company's segments include North America, and Europe, Australia & Asia (EAA). (NASDAQ:LFUS) earned "Neutral" rating by Longbow on Tuesday, December 13. (more...)
Chris Froome caught in 'horrible situation' following adverse drug test revelation Chris Froome caught in 'horrible situation' following adverse drug test revelation
- December 19, 2017

Appearing on the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night, Froome once again denied any wrongdoing but said he "understood people's concerns". Salbutamol can be taken without the need for a Therapeutic Use Exemption - in which an athlete receives medical permission to take an otherwise banned substance - so long as the legal limit is not exceeded. (more...)
Virginia woman found mauled to death by her pit bulls Virginia woman found mauled to death by her pit bulls
- December 19, 2017

So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. Bethany Lynn Stephens' body was discovered in the woods on Thursday night, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said. Asked about Norris' comments Saturday, Agnew said the evidence found at the scene, including the defensive wounds, clearly showed that the dogs were responsible for Stephens' death. (more...)
"Hey Google" Voice Command is now rolling out globally
- December 19, 2017

And as a user, you'll soon be able to access more of your favourite services and content using the convenience of Google Assistant . " Hey Google " definitely sounds more natural to say than the original " OK Google " phrase, and we reckon users will appreciate this new addition. (more...)
Coolio Wouldn't Be Surprised If Trump Tried to Have Eminem Killed Coolio Wouldn't Be Surprised If Trump Tried to Have Eminem Killed
- December 19, 2017

Different OG. But, it ultimately served as premise to Coolio's thoughts on Eminem's aim at Trump, offering up a more morbid possibility as to how this saga may end, if it hasn't already. And if you got a chance, would you eat it? "Trump is a little bit-he's a weirdo", Coolio began. "He might have Eminem killed". They follow each other. (more...)
Mansfield DAR lays wreaths for fallen veterans Mansfield DAR lays wreaths for fallen veterans
- December 19, 2017

Approximately 3,000 wreaths were laid during the ceremony by 200 volunteers at the 19-acre Veterans Memorial Cemetery which has 12,500 plots. Arlington, VA- More than 70,000 volunteers converged on Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, Dec. (more...)
CSGO Rumour - PUBG-esque Battle Royale Mode Coming CSGO Rumour - PUBG-esque Battle Royale Mode Coming
- December 19, 2017

Valve has been long-established in the first-person shooter scene with the likes of Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Portal - but their eSports giant in CS:GO has made them the center of a lot of the eSports world from the very beginning. These files first started appearing a year ago, so it is something that Valve has been mulling over for a while it seems. It is possible that this is just Valve experimenting with new ideas that won't necessarily see the light of day. (more...)
Google is shutting down its high-end smartphone AR platform, Tango Google is shutting down its high-end smartphone AR platform, Tango
- December 19, 2017

Since the time Google had launched ARCore, it was speculated that the search giant may kill the Project Tango initiative. Project Tango utilised a combination of hardware and software to create AR-compatible environments with depth perception and area learning. (more...)
Skype Preview Android app updated with bottom navigation bar, other UI improvements Skype Preview Android app updated with bottom navigation bar, other UI improvements
- December 18, 2017

Such changes include the addition of a new screen to the UI. Microsoft updated their iPhone version of the Skype app with a bottom navigation bar, and many users seem to prefer that over the current Android implementation. Aside from the SuperComposer screen, Microsoft's Skype Team have also chose to implement some changes that were most requested by the users. So if you use Skype and are willing to test out preview builds, you can go ahead and give the new interface a spin. (more...)
Oculus Rift gets a brief price drop to $379 until Wednesday Oculus Rift gets a brief price drop to $379 until Wednesday
- December 19, 2017

These days things are cheaper, and in fact Oculus has chose to make its Oculus Rift bundle cheaper by discounting further . The Oculus Rift bundle will get you the VR headset, two Touch controllers, two tracking sensors (although Oculus recommends that you pick up a third), and six free games ( Robo Recall , Lucky's Tale , Quill , Medium , Dead and Buried , and Toybox ). (more...)
Park National Corp OH Has $49.19 Million Position in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- December 19, 2017

Farmers Trust Co who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $667.58B market cap company. The stock increased 3.70% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $5.54. 974.57 million shares or 0.37% less from 978.18 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Next Financial has 12,961 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, October 11 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
PUBG Adds 3D Replay and Killcam Before Launch PUBG Adds 3D Replay and Killcam Before Launch
- December 19, 2017

Killcams can also be viewed outside of matches and display full range of vision. Minkonet, based in Seoul, will be building the custom replay settings so that players can get playback of a previous encounter or in-game feat, while the same technology will power a more robust spectating feature for viewers of e-sports contests and Twitch live streamers. (more...)
No Microtransactions or Loot Boxes in our Next RPG Says Obsidian No Microtransactions or Loot Boxes in our Next RPG Says Obsidian
- December 18, 2017

As there are now no planned titles from the Private Division label slated for release in 2018 outside of an update to Kerbal Space Program. Additionally, Private Division is the publisher for Kerbal Space Program, which Take-Two acquired in May, 2017. (more...)
Google to shut down Project Tango AR platform Google to shut down Project Tango AR platform
- December 18, 2017

Project Tango looks like it will be breathing its last with two flagships continuing the legacy. The company tweeted that they will be shutting down Tango on March 1, 2018. While, ARCore is Android's version of Apple ARKit. Keeping consumers on Android smartphones and using Google apps is critical to maintaining the mobile ad revenue that drives GOOGL stock. (more...)