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Andy Rubin's Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date Andy Rubin's Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date
- August 10, 2017

Luckily for Rubin, there are quite a few high-profile companies looking to back Essential in its quest to break into the crowded smartphone market. Essential also announced that Amazon and Best Buy will be launch partners. Despite executive departures, Essential faces an uphill battle in an already-crowded US smartphone market already dominated by Apple and Samsung. If you've been tiring of the wait for the Android co-founder's debut phone, it seems like your patience is about to be ... (more...)
Breath of the Wild on Switch Offers New Way to Obtain Gear Breath of the Wild on Switch Offers New Way to Obtain Gear
- August 09, 2017

But that only works if people want to use the News app, and it's not hard to imagine many Switch owners ignoring the stream of Nintendo announcements in favor of simply playing games on the console. The Zelda items you can get depend on your game progress and location, certain items may not be obtainable. The update has also fixed an issue in the first DLC expansion, The Master Trials , in which defeating certain enemies would not count toward your completion rate. (more...)
Rez Infinite is out now on PC with VR support Rez Infinite is out now on PC with VR support
- August 09, 2017

It's compatible with the Vive motion controllers and the Oculus Touch for aiming, and you can also use the little remote wand that comes with the Oculus. I can't wait to play it on PC and if you should too if you're looking for a rather hardcore old school-like experience. And now that experience is available to a whole new audience - a PC version of Rez Infinite has been announced. (more...)
Gearbox working on top secret Project 1v1 shooter Gearbox working on top secret Project 1v1 shooter
- August 09, 2017

As it turns out, Gearbox has a different "top-secret" project in development as well. Registration for the test is available on the official website , but be warned that all game servers will be based in North America, meaning worldwide players may have some issues with latency. (more...)
Usher I Didn't Sleep with That Chick She's Not My Type Usher I Didn't Sleep with That Chick She's Not My Type
- August 09, 2017

One of her clients is a man who said he had oral sex with the star with no warning about his STD. Sharpton, who spoke to reporters Monday in NY alongside her Los Angeles-based attorney, Lisa Bloom , said she was celebrating her 19th birthday two years ago when Usher spotted her in the audience at one of his concerts - where was not disclosed. (more...)
Next Nissan LEAF images leaked again Next Nissan LEAF images leaked again
- August 09, 2017

We just need to wait to know if Nissan would turn a new leaf in its battle against Tesla in the days to come. The Japanese automaker has been doing an extensive teaser campaign for the all-new Leaf , but we imagine these leaked images and specifications aren't meant to be part of it. (more...)
GST Council: SUV & Luxury Car Cess Likely To Be Increased GST Council: SUV & Luxury Car Cess Likely To Be Increased
- August 09, 2017

The Goods and Service Tax ( GST ) Council on Sunday approved an amendment that will see an increase in the current cess levied on Sport Utility Vehicles ( SUVs ) and high-end luxury SUVs from current 15 per cent to 25 per cent. Folger pointed out that the recommendation will reverse the positive momentum that the industry wanted to achieve with the introduction of the GST. (more...)
Drop 'Pa$$word123': 'Everything you know about 'safe' passwords is wrong Drop 'Pa$$word123': 'Everything you know about 'safe' passwords is wrong
- August 09, 2017

THE DUDETHE National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) thought should write what should become de facto password rules has apologised for his efforts, some 14 years later and countless password hacks down the line. Instead, he recommends using a password management software such as Password Safe ( pwsafe.org ), which will both generate and store very secure passwords for you. (more...)
LG V30 Gets Leaked in LG's own Marketing Campaign LG V30 Gets Leaked in LG's own Marketing Campaign
- August 09, 2017

The video has now been removed, but the pictures show what is unmistakably a LG device, one of them with the phone lineup's signature "V" on the back. As per previous leaks, the LG V30 is expected to be launched in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage variants. We said the device will run on 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 835 processor . (more...)
All The Legendary Pokemon Released In Pokemon Go So Far All The Legendary Pokemon Released In Pokemon Go So Far
- August 09, 2017

Fortunately, it seems Niantic is finally aware of the problem and has a fix in progress, as shown here on the Known Issues page. It'll be tough to capture a Zapdos by yourself or even a small group, so the more , the merrier. Legendary Pokemon , including Zapdos , are extremely hard to catch and have a very low percentage of staying in their Poke Balls. To get to most out of your Zapdos , players should use Charge Beam as the quick attack and Thunder as the Charge Attack. (more...)
Land Rover Discovery launched in India at Rs 68 lakh, booking open Land Rover Discovery launched in India at Rs 68 lakh, booking open
- August 09, 2017

Interested customers can also book the 2017 Land Rover Discovery online . The SUV looses out on the boxy exteriors of the previous generation model and has opted for a more angular and curvy design philosophy. The SUV comes in both 5- and 7-seat configurations. Safety systems offered as standard across the range include multiple airbags, 6 seatbelts with pre-tensioner, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Corner Braking Control (CBC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC). (more...)
England's Women's World Cup champions know their past success counts for nothing England's Women's World Cup champions know their past success counts for nothing
- August 09, 2017

Aon , proud sponsors of the Ireland Women's rugby team since 2014 and official partners of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, are the official sponsors of eir sport's coverage of the tournament. Captain Claire Molloy completes the back-row at openside, with regular skipper Niamh Briggs ruled out of the tournament through injury. "To win a Grand Slam and to go down to New Zealand (and win), we have obviously had to perform". (more...)
Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future abandons Nevada plant for California Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future abandons Nevada plant for California
- August 09, 2017

Faraday plans to increase the production to 10,000 cars per annum and hire 1,300 employees by 2019. The plant was opened originally in 1962 by Armstrong Rubber Co. The Las Vegas factory never got off the ground. "We know there is a lot of work and risks ahead, but this event represents a major step forward for the company", said Stefan Krause, COO/CFO, Faraday Future. (more...)
Unsealed court documents reveal man's explicit in-flight texts about drugging, raping children Unsealed court documents reveal man's explicit in-flight texts about drugging, raping children
- August 09, 2017

According to court documents, "Burnworth acknowledged having a sexual interest in children , that she was attracted to both boys and girls". Investigators also found text messages from Kellar allegedly requesting videos of Burnworth "engaged in bestiality, fetish behavior involving feces" and "kid videos", the complaint states. (more...)
China trade slows in July but yuan hits 10-month high China trade slows in July but yuan hits 10-month high
- August 09, 2017

Exports of machinery, electronics and labor-intensive products continued to expand in the first seven months, while the volume of steel exports dropped 28.7 percent year on year to 47.95 million tons. And while industrial output fell in June, they grew in the second quarter overall. In the reporting period, the volume of exports from China to Russian Federation increased by 21.8% and amounted to $23.39 bln. (more...)
Instagram Live can soon become a two-person show Instagram Live can soon become a two-person show
- August 09, 2017

Instagram just added a video chat with friends , and it sounds fun, but also a little overwhelming. Instagram added its live video feature in December of a year ago, allowing users to start live streaming directly from the mobile apps. As mentioned earlier, this feature is available only to a select group of people. Whatever the use case, Instagram is making it easy to add another person to your live stream. (more...)
Arsenal and Monaco 'continue talks over £50m Thomas Lemar' Arsenal and Monaco 'continue talks over £50m Thomas Lemar'
- August 09, 2017

It has previously been claimed that Monaco could ask for as much as £80m for Lemar, though Arsenal have also been rumoured as setting a similar asking price for Sanchez, though it's unclear if that was for Premier League clubs only. Madrid are desperate to land the France global and Barcelona are keen on him replacing Neymar. It's no surprise to hear Arsenal may face competition for Lemar, who emerged as one of the best young talents in Europe last season after a superb campaign. (more...)
Galaxy S8 Active Official: $100 more than the Galaxy S8? Galaxy S8 Active Official: $100 more than the Galaxy S8?
- August 09, 2017

Customers will be able to pre-order the Galaxy S8 Active starting tomorrow, August 8, although the handset won't start shipping before August 11. Other than the ruggedness of the S8 Active (via its MIL-STD-810G rating), the real story here comes from the large battery . (more...)
Pre-Orders for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Now Available Pre-Orders for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Now Available
- August 09, 2017

And it looks like publishers Bandai Namco and developers Level-5 are all set to tap into the excitement surrounding the game, with today's announcement of special editions for the game, as well as a Season Pass . Meanwhile, over in North America, you've got the not-so-imaginatively-named Collector's Edition , which you can gawk at in the image below. Strangely the Season Pass does not appear to be included. (more...)
Why Action Video Games Can Harm A Certain Part Of Your Brain Why Action Video Games Can Harm A Certain Part Of Your Brain
- August 09, 2017

Greg West, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Montreal, was lead author of the study. Playing action video games may cause depletion of grey matter in the brain, increasing the risk of diseases such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's, a study has warned. (more...)