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Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360 Hulu adds Live TV to Xbox 360
- August 24, 2017

Don't expect the most polished experience from Hulu at the moment. In any case, you can grab the update and sign up to test Hulu's live TV offering on your Xbox 360 now. In the first quarter of 2017, 37% of streaming media owners in USA broadband households said they own and use a Roku device, up from one-third a year ago, according to new data from Parks Associates. (more...)
Uber Losses Narrow, Revenue Climbs Despite String of Controversies Uber Losses Narrow, Revenue Climbs Despite String of Controversies
- August 24, 2017

Uber's cash position remains strong. Revenue came in at $1.75 billion, up from $1.5 billion in the first quarter and about $800 million during the same period one year ago. Uber is now in need of a CEO, COO, CFO, CMO and SVP of engineering. It bent to mounting pressure from drivers in June by adding the option for customers to tip within the app. (more...)
Google Play Removes More Than 500 Apps With Spyware Risks Google Play Removes More Than 500 Apps With Spyware Risks
- August 24, 2017

Lookout listed the apps that contain the SDK in question: Games for teens, Weather apps , Internet radio, Photo editors, and those educational, health and fitness, travel, emoji, home video camera apps. Lookout researchers did not name the apps that were found using the malicious SDK, but notified Google of the problem. "We appreciate contributions from the research community that help keep Android safe". (more...)
Linkin Park planning fan memorial for Chester Bennington Linkin Park planning fan memorial for Chester Bennington
- August 24, 2017

Recently, rapper Jay-Z performed his collaboration with Linkin Park "Numb/Encore" to honor Bennington. "Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly hard time", writes bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell and the group in a new message across their social media sites. (more...)
Blizzard Releases Latest Overwatch CG Short Starring Mei Blizzard Releases Latest Overwatch CG Short Starring Mei
- August 24, 2017

Taking place entirely at Ecopoint: Antarctica , the short chews through Mei's first tenure with Overwatch , and the nine year gap in her life that occurred when the entire station when into cryogenic hibernation. With limited resources and time, Mei must use science to figure out a way to get help. But Mei is not one to allow her fellow scientists' deaths to be in vain. (more...)
Ferrari unveils its sexy new Portofino drop Ferrari unveils its sexy new Portofino drop
- August 23, 2017

Though hugely popular with those that wanted a Ferrari tame enough for regular and secure use (thanks to its retractable hard top, 2+2 seating arrangement and comparatively generous trunk space), the California has always been a difficult auto in Ferrari's lineup and was originally conceived as a Maserati. (more...)
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro listed on company website ahead of launch Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro listed on company website ahead of launch
- August 23, 2017

When will it go on sale? We know that Samsung is going to launch its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone later today, but rumors circulating recently suggested that the Gear Fit 2 Pro might appear at the New York Event too. Samsung says Gear Fit 2 Pro users can explore over 3,000 apps including Spotify at the Galaxy App Store and can download the apps that make most sense for them. (more...)
Exclusives Coming to Rocket League on Switch Exclusives Coming to Rocket League on Switch
- August 23, 2017

The Mario and Luigi vehicles are technically one NSR auto that come in two different colors. Whether you're on the blue or orange team in a match does dictate which of these cars you can use. Assuming the version we see here is for the Orange team, the Zero Suit seems like a natural choice for the Blue team version. Rocket League is available on just about every platform these days so developer Psyonix has to do something different to make the game appealing to Nintendo Switch owners ... (more...)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc
- August 23, 2017

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 06/14/2017 - Sirius XM Holdings Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Sirius XM Holdings had a net margin of 15.47% and a negative return on equity of 99.07%. Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $1.37 Billion, according to consensus forecast of 12 analysts. (more...)
LG Electronics surges on planned electric auto parts plant in US LG Electronics surges on planned electric auto parts plant in US
- August 23, 2017

LG Electronics has supplied 11 essential components including driving motors, inverters and battery packs to GM for its electric auto Chevrolet Bolt EV released at the end of last year in the US and this year in Korea. The division previous year generated 51.3 percent growth in sales to 2.773 trillion won. LG will receive hiring and training assistance from the state in cooperation with local community colleges and from the cities of Hazel Park and Troy. (more...)
Destiny 2 could be 60FPS, but would be much smaller Destiny 2 could be 60FPS, but would be much smaller
- August 23, 2017

In a recent interview, Destiny 2 Executive Producer Mark Noseworthy finally addresses the issue head on, confirming that a higher frame rate would significantly impact the game itself. "First and foremost, we're trying to make an incredible action game". He went on to say that he feels Bungie is offering players an experience they can't get anywhere else, and that they don't feel held back by the technological limitations. (more...)
Is Facebook down? Chrome users report issues worldwide Is Facebook down? Chrome users report issues worldwide
- August 23, 2017

However, if you use Incognito mode in Chrome, there does not appear to be any problems. Holding down Shift and then refreshing the page has been suggested as a workaround. Facebook has not acknowledged the ongoing issues that appear to have hit users across the UK. It is understood that users across the globe were affected by the glitch with 63pc of those in Ireland who reported issues to Down Detector experiencing a "total blackout". (more...)
Users Explicitly Say Users Explicitly Say "NO" But AccuWeather Still Shares Their Location Data
- August 23, 2017

Over a period of 36 hours, the researcher says the app sent his Global Positioning System location, the name of his WiFi router, and whether or not his device has Bluetooth turned on or off to Reveal Mobile 16 times. "We offer no product or service that permits anyone to see an individual device's location data". AccuWeather adds that data such as WiFi network information was for a short period available to Reveal, but was unused by AccuWeather . (more...)
Ariel P40 EV Supercar has Range Extender and 1180bhp Ariel P40 EV Supercar has Range Extender and 1180bhp
- August 23, 2017

For full details of the revolutionary Ariel P40 project check out this week's Autocar magazine , on sale tomorrow (Wednesday). Built as a joint exercise in partnership with three small-scale technology firms and funded by the United Kingdom government, Ariel seems to have built the ultimate electric supercar, which is in the same league as the Nio Ep9 and its ilk. (more...)
Google's build number format in Android Oreo explained Google's build number format in Android Oreo explained
- August 23, 2017

It reminds us of the time when the Android team partnered with another big brand like KitKat to use as a name for its new platform version. HTC confirmed that the U11 will be on the list of phones to get Android O . Android Oreo comes with a raft of internal improvements, created to boost the performance of existing Google-backed devices. Th upcoming phone of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will also get Android Oreo update. (more...)
LG V30 video teasers take a hit on the Galaxy Note 8
- August 23, 2017

Some analysts have suggested the new phone could also feature the S8's edge-to-edge screen, known as the Infinity Display . People weren't impressed by the placement of its fingerprint sensor besides the primary camera on the rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the same feature seems to be back on the Note 8 . (more...)
US Hits Russians, Chinese With New Sanctions Over North Korea US Hits Russians, Chinese With New Sanctions Over North Korea
- August 23, 2017

He clarified this by stating it was unacceptable for any entity to assist Kim's project by generating "income used to develop weapons of mass destruction and destabilize the region". The sanctions of 10 entities and six individuals came less than two months after a June 29 announcement of sanctions by the US Treasury on a bank, a shipping company and two individuals from China. (more...)
Alcatel Launches U5 HD Smartphone with Android Nougat Alcatel Launches U5 HD Smartphone with Android Nougat
- August 23, 2017

Moreover, the U5 HD is powered by a slightly 2,200 mAh battery, as opposed to the 2,050 mAh battery inside the Alcatel U5 . The cameras have also been upgraded. The volume up-down keys and power button key are all placed on the right-hand edge of the smartphone, a 3.5mm audio socket is placed on the very top edge of the smartphone, while a microUSB charging port is situated on the very bottom edge of the smartphone. (more...)
Sony slapped with class action lawsuit over phony 'waterproof' claims Sony slapped with class action lawsuit over phony 'waterproof' claims
- August 23, 2017

The phones are not waterproof but only water-resistant because there have been reports of them being destroyed after some time underwater. Sony Mobile Communications owes U.S. The US federal court on Friday came to a conclusion that, the affected customers should get at least 50% compensation of the original price tag of the device. (more...)
Meizu M6 Note leaked images confirm vertical dual camera setup Meizu M6 Note leaked images confirm vertical dual camera setup
- August 23, 2017

It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz 1299 Yuan (which is approximately Rs 12,500). The Meizu M6 Note has been launched by the company in three RAM/ storage variants, i.e., 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. (more...)