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Nintendo Has Sold 4.71 Million Switch Consoles

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Overall, the Switch and its software sales drove good numbers for Nintendo , including $578 million in gross profit, and $145 million after expenses, vs. Compared to first game's 156,610 unit debut. 5 million total sales is within sight, and given the Switch's popularity, it's possible that the console has already hit that milestone. Read More »

Rezang La War Memorial vandalised ahead of Kargil Vijay Divas anniversary

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In a tweet, Modi said Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess and the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe. Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the success of Operation Vijay which was rolled out in 1999. A group of celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon, on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas . Read More »

Apple Ordered to Pay More Than $500 Million in Latest Patent Spat

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In a separate situation, a judge overturned a jury's ruling in August that Apple has to pay a dubious tech company, often colloquially considered as a " patent troll ", $625.6 million. However, Judge Conley did not find that to be the case, though did rule in WARF's favor with the initial $ 234 million verdict. WARF had asked for damages to be tripled, claiming that Apple knew of the patent and willfully infringed upon it. Read More »

Aust men's sperm count drops by 50 per cent

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Phthalates get into foods by way of plastics in packaging and processing equipment, and evidence strongly suggests that they disrupt testosterone production, leading to reduced sperm counts. Research has previously linked sperm quality to factors such as exposure to chemicals in the womb , adult pesticide exposure, smoking , obesity and stress. Read More »

Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg's 'Limited' Understanding of AI

During the talk he said AI is a " fundamental risk to civilization ". Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are CEO's of amongst the two most prominent companies in the world - Tesla and Facebook respectively. Just this month Musk told gathering of U.S. governors that the potential dangers are not so imaginary, and that they should move to regulate AI. Read More »

NASA aims to cut flight times with supersonic technology

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To get their data, they'll need to fly a NASA Armstrong F-18 near the coast multiple times, and some residents will hear sonic booms several times a day for about 10 days near the end of the month. Together, Lockheed and NASA tested and mapped how subtle differences in aircraft shapes affect the supersonic shock waves they create. The tests will begin August 21, and the teams hope to collect data from 33 sonic booms , Armstrong Flight Research Center public affairs officer Matt Kamlet ... Read More »

United Kingdom to Require Drone Registration and Safety Tests

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Experts called on the United Kingdom government to launch campaigns on drone usage after crash threats, particularly during the departure and landing of airplanes in main airports, including Heathrow. This data shows drone owners are a largely well-informed and safety conscious bunch, as nearly all (98%) of drone owners surveyed said they were aware of the Drone Code rules and regulations set out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on the operation of drones. Read More »

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2017 announced

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Powered by a top-notch physics system, Trials Fusion is packed with a wide variety of challenging levels encouraging you to pull off countless tricks and stunts. Joining that title will be 'Trial Fusion , ' another $19.99 United States dollars game (if not acquired through Games with Gold ) for the Xbox One. Read More »

Microsoft commits to eliminating Flash support in Windows by 2020

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Various web browsers, including Chrome , Firefox , Edge, Safari, don't run Flash-based content automatically, although, they still support the multimedia software. Web features that used to require plug-ins are built into browsers, making Flash a relic from the past that's been tenuously hanging on for years. Adobe, in its blog post , acknowledged that open standards have progressed, and said that it "will also remain at the forefront of leading the development of new web standards". Read More »

Facebook is allegedly developing its own touch-screen-operated smart speaker

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The only question that pops up in our mind when we hear about Facebook's plan is that it does not have a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa so how will it create a speaker? While there isn't a lot of information available about the smart speaker as of yet, the device is expected to have a huge 15-inch touch screen, according to a report from Digitimes . Read More »

Toyota promises long-range solid-state batteries in EVs by early 2020s

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According to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Japan's Chunichi Shimbun , Toyota is in the "production engineering" stage of building an electric vehicle (EV) battery with a solid electrolyte. It's said that Toyota will first release this electric auto in Japan by 2022. Toyota isn't saying yet where its batteries will end up, but any edge here is bound to be a big boon for automakers looking at a future that increasingly seems like it'll be dominated by EVs. Read More »

Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod detailed

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We've contacted Motorola to find if it plans to bring the new 360-degree camera to Canada. That gives the phone, which also will be sold at Best Buy ( bby ) and on Motorola's web site, considerably wider distribution than last year's model and will expose many more potential buyers to the unique modular add-on features. Read More »

Destiny 2 Video Showcases Nessus Lost Sectors, Public Events and World Quests

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Bungie says a lot of what was learned from Court of Oryx and other PvE-focused, repeatable events has been used here to make Public Events more exciting. You might randomly find the Lost Sector icon painted on the environment, but that's not where the journey begins. Their general locations are marked by white graffiti on the wall, but you'll have to find the entrance yourself. Read More »

Mac 'Fruitfly' malware variant still lurking in the wild

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Six months after it was discovered, a Mac malware is still causing a stir. "Immediately, tons of victims that had been infected with this malware started connecting to me", said Wardle, adding he could see about 400 infected computer names and IP addresses. Read More »

Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

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Responding to a letter filed by a tech lobby to bar import of iPhone models not using its modem chips, Qualcomm has said the group was conducting a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" US International Trade Commission (ITC). It is quite an ironical fact that Intel is trying to sack Qualcomm for its anti-competitive conduct. Qualcomm called the mobile chip market "robust" and said "Apple can purchase and utilize any LTE modem it chooses so long as it does not infringe Qualcomm's ... Read More »

Facebook fights video piracy by acquiring Source3

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People can now earn a significant amount of money creating video content for Facebook . "At Source3, we set out to recognise, organise and analyse branded intellectual property in user-generated content, and we are proud to have identified products across a variety of areas including sports, music, entertainment and fashion". Read More »

Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon

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There appears to be way more water on the Moon than previously believed possible. "By looking at the orbital data, we can examine the large pyroclastic deposits on the moon that were never sampled by the Apollo or Luna missions", explains Ralph Milliken , Brown University associate professor and lead author of the new study , in a release. Read More »

Microsoft's new HoloLens will include an AI processor

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While the promise of an AI-ready mixed reality headset is exciting, most consumers probably won't be able to experience it. HoloLens still costs between $3,000 and $5,000, depending on edition, and is not available for purchase by everyday consumers, only to certain developers. Read More »

HTC Launches its U11 Smartphone in Sapphire Blue Color in India

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HTC unveiled their new flagship product U11 in May 2017 in India. HTC's flagship device U11 was released back in June this year for a price tag of INR 51,990. Over on the front, you get a 16-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, full-HD recording. Connectivity options on the device also include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/A-GPS with GLONASS, Beidou, Miracast, DisplayPort, HTC Connect, NFC and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port for super-fast charging and data transfer. Read More »

Apple Releases iOS 11 Beta 4 For Developers

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Once out of the developer phase, the iOS 11 beta 4 will reach out to users in weeks to come. We'll update with any changes discovered in the latest macOS High Sierra release below. Usually, users end up believing that developers get more feature related benefits when they download iOS 11. The new OS is set to arrive later this year, likely just before the iPhone 8 launches - though exact release dates are yet to be confirmed. Read More »

Former BBC producer confronts family in foul-mouthed road rage attack

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At one point he can be seen telling a passenger "I do want you dead" before trying to force open his auto door. Later pointing at the man, the woman and their 11-year-old grandson, he screams: "You're under a citizen's arrest , you're under a citizen's arrest - and I tell you what, you are, too!" He adds: "Put your hands on the auto and get ready to die, this is a citizen's arrest ". Read More »

Overcooked: Special Edition spices up the Switch this week

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It'll include the base game as well as two DLC packs - The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning . You'll prepare, cook, serve, and clean together, and teamwork is absolutely vital to your success. The game will feature local cooperative play with four single Joy-Con controllers, so it really won't take much effort to get a full game going. If you've been looking for a game for you and your friends (or significant other) to play together on a shared Switch screen, Overcooked will fit the ... Read More »

The Destiny 2 open beta has been extended

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The beta was extended for 45 hours, allowing the players as well as the developers to test the game further. According to Bungie , Monday and Tuesday will feature more unsafe experiments in Destiny 2 . A PC beta is planned for August. The beta content is understandably limited though, but you won't have to wait too long for the real deal. The beta of Destiny 2 was to conclude tonight after several days of activity on PS4 and Xbox One . Read More »

Google Pixel 2 to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset

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But, since they are rumors, chances of them becoming a reality is not a safe bet. Although the report hints at this possibility, we can not say to what extent it might be true as we haven't come across any benchmark listing of the Snapdragon 836 processor. Read More »

Grab attracts S$2.7b in investments from Didi Chuxing, SoftBank

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Grab anticipates that it will raise an additional US$500 million, bringing the total to US$2.5 billion in this round from existing and new investors. "However, given no single payment solution has been able to work across all S.E. Asian markets, Grab stands a good chance of building market share via its ride-sharing business model, and then extend the payments to other adjunct businesses". Read More »

Getting ready for the total solar eclipse

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Amid the excitement for the upcoming celestial event, NASA wants people who plan to witness the phenomenon to observe precautions so they can watch the eclipse safely. "Looking at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through dark sunglasses or any other unapproved filter is a recipe for serious and potentially permanent eye injury". Read More »

Arrow season 6 first-look trailer arrives

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Are you planning on adding Arrow's panel to your Saturday agenda and which cast member are you most excited to see this year? Most of the new trailer actually comes from said finale, which saw Lian Yu violently explode with most of Oliver's friends and loved ones on it, the culmination of Adrian Chase's conflict with the Emerald archer. Read More »

Melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

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Enclosed by the huge primary containment vessel, the pressure vessel originally contained the fuel rod assemblies. Kimoto noted it would take time to confirm whether this debris contains melted fuel. Decommissioning the reactors will cost 8 trillion yen ($72 billion), according to an estimate in December from the ministry of economy, trade and industry. Read More »

Conte reveals why Cahill will captain Chelsea next season

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Candreva only joined Inter from Lazio last summer, and the 47-time Italian worldwide has said that he is "happy" to be part of "an important project" at the San Siro. "The most important thing for our club, the players and fans, is that we are building something important". Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea in a £40m move on 15th July, is not the only senior player to have been left behind in London as Chelsea ramp up their preparations for the upcoming season. Read More »