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Agents of Mayhem Dev Volition Reportedly Hit by Layoffs Agents of Mayhem Dev Volition Reportedly Hit by Layoffs
- September 28, 2017

Before the events of today, the studio numbered just 200 employees, making the cut of 30 of those faces a large percentage to lose in one swoop. This is according to a new report from Kotaku . Volition is now owned by Deep Silver parent company Koch Media, who bought the company from THQ's asset auction in 2013 for $22.3 million. The character-focused third-person shooter didn't do much for players due to the fact that it was a single player game that could have benefited from a co-op mode ... (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has analysts on the Bullish side this week
- September 28, 2017

Microsoft Corp (Put) now has $568.81 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $73.85. The performance for the week is valued at 1.59%, resulting in a performance for the month at 4.12%. (more...)
Kashmir: Militants kill BSF jawan at his home, injure three relatives Kashmir: Militants kill BSF jawan at his home, injure three relatives
- September 27, 2017

His family members including his father, two brothers and an aunt were injured, according to the police. The BSF said Constable Rameez Ahmad Parray had joined the BSF about six years ago and had gone home on a short vacation. Meanwhile, BSF issued a statement: Constable Rameez Parrey, a serving personnel of 73 Bn BSF, who was on leave has been cowardly killed by terrorists. (more...)
With 4G services failing, is India ready for 5G? With 4G services failing, is India ready for 5G?
- September 27, 2017

The Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha said that India is now the second largest telecommunication market in the world with over 1.2 billion subscriber base and approximately 450 million internet users. Investments in the telecom sector have more than tripled over the past four years and operators have set up over 250,000 base stations in 15 months. India is the second largest telecom market in the world with 1.2 billion telecom users and 450 million internet users, he added. (more...)
WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X
- September 27, 2017

Apple released more details about the iPhone X's Face ID feature when it published a new privacy site Wednesday, addressing some of the concerns that people have had since the face-scanning feature was announced. If the system doesn't recognize you, but you then punch in your PIN or passcode correctly straight away, Face ID will capture your face again and use that data to update the model it's keeping. (more...)
October 2017's PlayStation Plus titles revealed for PS4, PS3, Vita October 2017's PlayStation Plus titles revealed for PS4, PS3, Vita
- September 27, 2017

PS4 owners get the Amnesia Collection , a collection of horror games including Amnesia: The Dark Decent and A Machine for Pigs . Even better, you'll get the Hand of the Gods Plus Pack, containing a Galactic Invader Leader Skin for Ah Puch, a card back and player icon, and five Core Packs to get your divine deck started. (more...)
Street Fighter V Adds Schoolgirl Uniforms in Latest DLC Street Fighter V Adds Schoolgirl Uniforms in Latest DLC
- September 27, 2017

Even Shadoloo character Ed gets one, although it is not quite the short plaid skirt that the girls get. Cammy gets two extra costumes as well including her classic Dolls costume when she was M.Bison's bodyguard. People interested in participating can drop off gently used costumes for children, teens or adults from 5:30 to 7 p.m. October 5 and 3:30 to 5 p.m. October 6. (more...)
Firefox 57 Hits Beta, is Renamed to Firefox Quantum Firefox 57 Hits Beta, is Renamed to Firefox Quantum
- September 27, 2017

At the time of writing, there are only 4,609 Firefox add-ons marked as supporting Firefox 57 on the Mozilla Add-ons portal from a total of almost 19,000. Chrome's dominance undermines the web's independence with sites that don't work on other browsers, like Google Allo, Google Play Music and offline features of Google Docs. (more...)
Xbox Games With Gold For October 2017 Confirmed Xbox Games With Gold For October 2017 Confirmed
- September 27, 2017

Gone Home is a fantastic game which pushes the boundaries of storytelling. The title will engage their logic skills on Jupiter's moon Europa. Rest assured that other games will take Rayman's place mid-month, as both sci-fi puzzle game The Turing Test and World War II first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Airborne will be made available on October 15. (more...)
Microsoft's LTE Surface Pro expected to launch on December 1st Microsoft's LTE Surface Pro expected to launch on December 1st
- September 27, 2017

Microsoft, earlier in the year, launched the Surface Pro laptop in Beijing and now, the Redmond-based technology major, as promised, is prepping to unveil new version of the hybrid computing system. None of this information is solidly confirmed until Microsoft issue a statement or official announcement of the device, but speculation is strong in the run up to its October 31st Surface keynote. (more...)
Confirmed: Sony's next gen phones to feature an all-new design Confirmed: Sony's next gen phones to feature an all-new design
- September 27, 2017

Sony's Xperia smartphone series will get a new design language in 2018 after almost a half-decade with the same rectangle. And this was great and all, but rumors originating from forum posts aren't exactly cream of the crop when it comes to trustworthiness. (more...)
Free update turns Assassin's Creed Origins into an interactive museum Free update turns Assassin's Creed Origins into an interactive museum
- September 27, 2017

While Discovery Tour won't arrive until early 2018, Assassin's Creed Origins itself is almost upon us and will release next month on October 27 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. This mode was partially in response to testimony from teachers saying that they used the AC games as an entry point to spark students' interest, but were presumably finding it hard to get a stealth murder simulator on the AQA sources list for GCSEs. (more...)
Nokia 8: US Campaign To Commence Next Week? Nokia 8: US Campaign To Commence Next Week?
- September 27, 2017

It was also confirmed that the Nokia 8 variants coming to the USA will have the ANT+ feature enabled that will let software applications installed on Nokia 8 track the user's sports and fitness activities as well as monitor their health-related data in real-time. (more...)
Atlus Comments on RPCS3 Persona 5 Takedown Atlus Comments on RPCS3 Persona 5 Takedown
- September 27, 2017

Atlus had filed the DMCA directly to Patreon requesting the immediate takedown of the entire page. However, RPCS3 will significantly lower its PC sales as Persona 5 is already playable on it. The battle centers on the Patreon page for RPCS3 , an "early, work-in-progress" effort to create a functional PS3 emulator that now attracts more than $3,000 a month from 677 patrons. (more...)
Published rating of the most expensive vehicle brands Published rating of the most expensive vehicle brands
- September 27, 2017

For past five years, Apple & Google have kept the top positions. Another technology heavy hitter, Microsoft, posted 10% growth to take out third position with a value of US$80 billion. HP (number 53) saw its brand value drop 8% to $9.5 billion, and the Adobe brand (number 56) rose 19% this year to hit a value of $9.1 billion. This year's new entries include Netflix at the 78th position, Ferrari at 88th, and Salesforce.com at the 84th position. (more...)
IOS 11.0.1 Released with Outlook, Exchange Email Bug Fix IOS 11.0.1 Released with Outlook, Exchange Email Bug Fix
- September 27, 2017

The new Automatic Setup feature is pretty nifty. Wandera also pointed to new functionality in iOS 11 as being responsible, and in particular Face ID. People are saying that they can not use the Now Playing widget to change the songs and it is just simply not responding to the commands. There are reports that iOS 11 causes unnecessary battery drain but so far we have no issues with our iOS devices. (more...)
Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Support extend until November 2018 Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Support extend until November 2018
- September 27, 2017

Now, a XDA-Developers have reported that the Google is working on with the second generation Pixel series, adding many new features including Stereo speakers on the front, always on "Music Recognition", etc. But recently, Google has declared that it is extending period of security updates of its devices Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to next year as November 2018. (more...)
Dropbox Gets iOS 11's Files App Integration Dropbox Gets iOS 11's Files App Integration
- September 27, 2017

If you check out various online forums and websites, it seems to be common that the devices were fine until the iOS 11 update. And now, there are rumors all over Facebook that the new iOS update for iPhones is making it even worse. Google's two-year-old Marshamallow OS is still the most popular Android version with 32 per cent, while nearly 30 per cent of devices are still running Lollipop. (more...)
LG Expands Google Assistant Capabilities Across Extensive Smart Appliance Portfolio LG Expands Google Assistant Capabilities Across Extensive Smart Appliance Portfolio
- September 27, 2017

LG has placed its trust on Google Assistant and has given it the power to control its smart appliances. According to the company, users can now use voice commands from anywhere within range of the Assistant on Google Home or on their smartphone to adjust thermostat settings on their LG air conditioner or check the air quality level in their home using their LG air purifier, for example. (more...)
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 for PC Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview Build 16299 for PC
- September 27, 2017

We fixed an issue where Hyper-V couldn't create a VM on 3rd party network storage. Therefore, the new Insider builds are frequent, but mostly include bug fixes only. The company also notes that after taking the latest Insider Build Slow Ring Insiders will not be able to install any new or additional language packs now. (more...)