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Facebook is now trying to turn Messenger into Tinder, sort of Facebook is now trying to turn Messenger into Tinder, sort of
- September 09, 2017

Once a user clicks on the notification, it lands them on a screen which has similar functions to those of Tinder's "Swipe right" menu, in which the user needs to swipe in either direction for "Yes" or "No Thanks". The changes that would need to be taken to transform this feature into a Tinder or Bumble-like applet don't take any major mental leaps though and dating could be a huge move for the company in the future. (more...)
Nintendo focused on supplying enough Switch units for Christmas Nintendo focused on supplying enough Switch units for Christmas
- September 09, 2017

For one thing, the supply may run out by the time the holiday season gets underway. "Are we going to have enough for the holiday?" "That's what we are focused on". If the game would be free, it would be another story. But as far as shortages go, Fils-Aime said he can't rule that out. "All of those options are potentially on the table", he said. (more...)
'Russians put divisive ads' on Facebook ahead of USA election 'Russians put divisive ads' on Facebook ahead of USA election
- September 08, 2017

A second Democratic senator, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, said on Thursday that he supported regulating social media ads like TV ads. Special counsel Robert Mueller is overseeing a probe into Russian meddling in the US election and any potential coordination with associates of President Donald Trump . (more...)
Destiny 2 'is temporarily at capacity' and everyone is mad about it Destiny 2 'is temporarily at capacity' and everyone is mad about it
- September 08, 2017

These include outlines of you and your friends' Guardians, alongside your names , fighting through some of Destiny and its expansions' tougher challenges. The beta across PS4 and Xbox One has been extended until Tuesday, July 25. One major issue with the original Destiny was the lack of a decent matchmaking system when it came to raiding . (more...)
Hacker gives iPhone 7 a headphone jack Hacker gives iPhone 7 a headphone jack
- September 07, 2017

So, it's safe to say Allen likes to tinker. His quest to add a headphone jack to the iPhone 7 begins innocently enough, as he cracks open a used phone to see if there's actually any room to add one. "Because I was connecting the headphone adapter to the Lightning jack, I needed to make the Lightning jack still work for things like charging and syncing", he added. (more...)
Game giant Blizzard to open a dedicated e-sports facility in Burbank Game giant Blizzard to open a dedicated e-sports facility in Burbank
- September 07, 2017

The first season of Blizzard's ambitious Overwatch League , which kicks off at a to-be-announced date this year, will be hosted in Los Angeles as teams around the world find home arenas in the cities they represent. The Blizzard Arena Los Angeles marks a huge step forward for Blizzard, not just for the Overwatch League , but for all Blizzard esports. Blizzard Entertainment is renting the Burbank Studios space for an undisclosed period of time. (more...)
Destiny 2 Review in Progress: Once more, with feeling Destiny 2 Review in Progress: Once more, with feeling
- September 07, 2017

Destiny 2 will be available on September 6 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 , with a PC release scheduled for October 24. Bungie announced today that Destiny 2's in-game clan features will be unavailable at launch. I believe that if Bungie found a way for players to earn Silver at a consistent rate it would only help the game. Are you planning to pick up Destiny 2 at launch? "In his review-in-progress for Polygon , Samit Sarkar bluntly says that Destiny 2 is " Destiny , ... (more...)
Google Drive goes down and takes worldwide productivity with it Google Drive goes down and takes worldwide productivity with it
- September 07, 2017

Earlier this year Google rolled out a new feature called Drive File Stream to beta testers, that allowed users on devices like MacBooks and PCs to easily gain access to files stored in the cloud without the need for lengthy sync processes. (more...)
Bungie Says Destiny 2 Players May Get Stuck in the Server Queue Bungie Says Destiny 2 Players May Get Stuck in the Server Queue
- September 07, 2017

Another major problem is that, should you join a Nightfall strike in progress, the Activity completion will not be counted. "As Destiny 2 becomes available in more regions, players may encounter the Destiny Server Queue when signing-in", tweeted Bungie just before the game's release. (more...)
Cpcm LLC Has $17.65 Million Holdings in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- September 07, 2017

About 23,694 shares traded. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 49,271,731 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $3,061,887,000 after acquiring an additional 4,250,705 shares during the last quarter. Cullen Mngmt Ltd Com holds 1.29M shares or 2.77% of its portfolio. Equities analysts expect that Microsoft Corporation will post $3.21 EPS for the current fiscal year. (more...)
Bethesda Has an Unannounced Game Due for Release in 2017 Bethesda Has an Unannounced Game Due for Release in 2017
- September 07, 2017

The last four months of 2017 are certainly crammed for the company's roadmap. He refused to be drawn on what the game was, or if it was a new IP, and with nothing else to go on the whole thing is a complete mystery. Meanwhile, October 13th sees The Evil Within 2 hitting shelves with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus coming out just two weeks later. Bethesda's line-up for this year now contains Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider (15th September), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch ... (more...)
Destiny 2 Launches On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Destiny 2 Launches On PlayStation 4 And Xbox One
- September 07, 2017

Destiny 2 doesn't technically launch until tomorrow, but for those of you who managed to snag a physical copy you can start playing right now. The game's story is a stark contrast to the hero epic and all around bombast that the first game delivered, and to be fair it seems to be much better for it. (more...)
WhatsApp Is Building And Testing New Solutions For Businesses WhatsApp Is Building And Testing New Solutions For Businesses
- September 07, 2017

The free messaging App is now testing new tools that will enable businesses to connect and communicate easily with consumers. In India, it is now testing these tools with 1mg and BookMyShow . "That's part of the reason why we are spending a lot of time there to understand what people and businesses want from WhatsApp". Finally, WhatsApp says it is also working on an "enterprise solution for bigger companies operating at a large scale with a global base of customers". (more...)
Windows mixed reality headsets may not support Steam content initially Windows mixed reality headsets may not support Steam content initially
- September 07, 2017

First of all, the rebranded version of the Alcatel Idol 4S has yet to officially receive the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, which is now only available via the Windows Insider Program. Timeline is one of the features that have been delayed. Social media could experience a paradigm shift as well since Microsoft will be offering new ways to create virtual stories through a new app that allows users to easily integrate photos into their videos, along with music and 3D properties. (more...)
LA Noire is coming to the Nintendo Switch this November
- September 07, 2017

For those playing in handheld mode, new contextual touch screen controls have also been added for this edition. The original game will also be ported to Xbox One , PS4, and Nintendo Switch and released on that same day. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will include seven of the original cases from L.A. Noire that will be playable in VR via HTC Vive , so if you've been waiting for a chance to get a better feel for the detective life, this is certainly going to be your best shot. (more...)
Destiny 2 won't receive in-game Clan features for Destiny 2 won't receive in-game Clan features for "several days"
- September 07, 2017

Luckily, it's not your connection (it could be but there's another problem too) but it's actually a problem that is affecting a lot of players. Luckily, DualShockers reported that Bungie is fully aware of the Destiny 2 bugs and they are working on the issues at this time. (more...)
Vivo V7+ launched in India: Know price, specs, features, camera Vivo V7+ launched in India: Know price, specs, features, camera
- September 07, 2017

At the same event, Vivo confirmed that they've 18% market share now. The enormous feature of the Vivo V5s is the front camera - it bears a 20-meapatureixel front camera with a "Moonlight Glow" front light and a f/2.0 aperture, aside from the Face Beauty 6.0 application. (more...)
The BBC is working on an audio drama using smart speakers The BBC is working on an audio drama using smart speakers
- September 07, 2017

Indeed, according to the BBC , that's exactly what they're aiming for: short chunks of story followed by a decision of some sort on the player's (listener's?) part. BBC wanted to go beyond the traditional " choose your own adventure " mechanic by interacting with voice assistants. As well as working with Google Home and Amazon Echo , the developers hope to be able to bring it to Microsoft and Harman Kardon's Invoke speaker, and the Apple HomePod which is due to launch in December. (more...)
OnePlus 3 Closed Beta Group Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo OnePlus 3 Closed Beta Group Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
- September 07, 2017

It's a bit odd how the OnePlus 3 is receiving this beta before the newer 3T and 5, but hey, it's pretty nice to see this much support for an older device. The 3's build still isn't ready for prime time, with nonfunctional NFC, buggy WiFi, unstable hotspot, and wonky Bluetooth. Moreover, the camera also doesn't work, which is again not surprising. (more...)
Future-Type concept: Jaguar's vision for 2040 and beyond Future-Type concept: Jaguar's vision for 2040 and beyond
- September 07, 2017

By 2020, the entire range of Jaguar cars and Land Rover sport utility vehicles will be available in fully electric, plug-in hybrid and so-called mild hybrid variants, chief executive officer Ralf Speth said Thursday in a Bloomberg Television interview with Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards. (more...)