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LEGO Dimensions is officially no more

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Disney announced its intentions to shut down Disney Infinity in 2016, and now it looks like LEGO Dimensions is next on the chopping block. In a statement to IGN , WB confirmed that developer TT Games "will not be producing new expansion packs for the game beyond what is now available". Read More »

White Google Pixel 2 sees shipping delays

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That goes double for the Pixel 2 XL, the most exciting device of the two, which has a couple of severe screen issues you should be aware of. Burn-in is when certain visual elements, often parts of the UI such as the navigation bar, become permanently discoloured so that even when you're looking at something else, you can still see the remnants of previous visuals - or what is known as a ghost image. Read More »

The Evil Within 2: Hidden Console Command Unlocks First-Person Mode

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That's it! If you want to do some window shopping as it were without pulling the trigger, you can check out the below video that contains footage of the adjustment in action. If that doesn't work, some players have found typing "toggle" or the cheat mode activating "idStudio" does the trick. In this case, just type " pl_FPS 1 ", again without quotation marks, and it should be done. Read More »

Cambridge puts Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis online

The site was still inaccessible at 7.30pm on Monday. According to the University of Cambridge, Hawking's 1966 doctoral thesis has been the "most-requested item" in the university's open access repository. Only problem is that the download site is down from increased demand. Unfortunately, not the world's greatest web server. To make more of the University's theses Open Access in Apollo , the Office of Scholarly Communication and Cambridge University Library will digitise the theses of ... Read More »

Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial

The legal dispute concerned whether the "article of manufacture" for which Samsung owed damages included its entire smartphones, or only parts that infringed Apple patents. Due to the first decision not accounting for the later modification, U.S. District Judge Judge Lucy Koh, who signed the most recent order, wants another court and jury to reevaluate the case. Read More »

Gears of War 4 Oct

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All of the visual enhancements are joined by HDR support, which already made the game look pretty impressive on Xbox One S. Gears 4 on Xbox One will also pack Dolby Atmos support if you have a compatible surround sound setup. Since all the maps announced have been released, The Coalition is introducing a "Map Owned" bonus for all players sometime in the coming months. This will offer a permanent percentage increase in XP, as well as credit gain for any map a player owns whenever they play in ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty Inch Higher Led By Telecom Stocks

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Shares in wireless operators rose sharply on Monday after Reliance Industries Ltd's Jio telecom unit increased mobile data tariffs, raising hopes of an easing in the cut-throat competition that has eroded profits in the sector. It is to be noted that Idea Cellular and Vodafone are working on a merger. Deutsche Bank says Jio's action implies a "progressively normalisation of sector pricing". Read More »

Animal Crossing Mobile will be revealed this week

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Nintendo will be hosting a Nintendo Direct later this week that has been detailed to be focusing on the Animal Crossing franchise. "There will be no updates on any other topics including other mobile, Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS software". Read More »

BreakingNews 23/10/17 - Buhari fires, queries Head of Service Abdullahi Maina

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On its part, the EFCC insisted that it was on the trail of the embattled former Chairman of the Task Force Team. His disappearance from the country and refusal to honour police and National Assembly's invitation to shed light on the missing pension funds, forced the EFCC to formally declare him wanted and his name forwarded to Interpol for interdiction. Read More »

Ford Mustang GT Gets Performance Pack Level 2

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Perf Pack Level 2 is a $6,500 package available only on Mustang GT fastback manual cars. Arguably the biggest aid to improved grip are 305/30/R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires at all four corners. It also includes a 67 percent stiffer rear stabilizer bar, a 12 percent stiffer front stabilizer bar, 20 percent stiffer front springs and 12 percent stiffer rear springs. Read More »

Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Classic edition

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The US version of the handheld will sport the classic blue and grey motif we know and love. Super Mario Kart's 3DS Virtual Console release is pre-installed on the system. The power and reset buttons are purple, just like the controller. You can find the brand new Nintendo 3DS over at Amazon, where it's now listed under a $199.99 price tag, and releasing on November 27 in the US. Read More »

Apple will release a cheap version of the iPhone X in 2018

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Nomura reissued a "buy" rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Cleveland Research raised shares of Apple from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $197.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Read More »

64% of Chrome's traffic on Android devices is safe

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We wanted to help people understand when the site they're on is not secure, and at the same time, provide motivation to that site's owner to improve the security of their site. The feature will fasten the checkouts process by only entering a security code or authentication code to complete a purchase. Because the option requires merchants to use the Google Payment API, the "pay with Google" option is not yet available everywhere. Read More »

Google Offers $1000 for Hacking Popular Apps

Google is offering security researchers a $1,000 bounty if they can successfully hack apps on its Play Store and help fix them. At that time, Google heavily promoted the "OK Google " wake command, even to the extent of displaying "Try OK Google " in the persistent search bar on the homescreen of the AOSP Launcher in Android 4.4 KitKat. Read More »

Xbox One X Third Teaser Trailer Just Dropped - It Gets ... Vein-ey

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The Xbox One X was unveiled at the world's largest gaming expo E3 2017. Get the sneak peek in the video below . The campaign isn't just meant to focus on what we see, but what we feel and experience when playing games. The idea is that everything you do on your console-games, movies, etc., will look better if you have an Xbox One X. The console is 40 percent more powerful than the PS4 Pro and offers 4K support if you have a compatible TV. Read More »

Mars has a tail, finds out NASA's MAVEN spacecraft

Instead, it is a hybrid between the two. Key points: #MAVEN is seeing previously unobserved magnetic field variations in the #Martian magnetotail due to magnetic reconnection. We all know, nearly every planet in our solar system has its own quirks. The magnetic tail also has a twist, which makes it stand out. Venus, for instance, has a different type of magnetic tail, since it has no magnetosphere whatsoever. Read More »

Nokia 7 Launched: Price, Features & Specifications

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With Nokia 7 , buyers will get flagship-like features at roughly half the price of Nokia 8 . At the back, the handset sports fingerprint scanner and it also supports OZO panoramic audio capture technology, to help you better capture live sound. Read More »

San Francisco startup founder charged with child sex abuse

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He is now being held on $300,000 bail at the Maple Street Correctional Center, although the attempted murder charge has been dropped due to lack of evidence. The company replaced Jaffer as CEO a day before the allegations were reported in the tech press. When officers arrived at the family's home in Hillsborough, a wealthy suburb south of San Francisco, they found Jaffer allegedly having illegal contact with the children. Read More »

Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

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The Orionid meteor shower will light up the night sky tonight and tomorrow night as Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley's Comet, according to NASA . NASA said that the comet would be visible in the darker part of the sky nearby the Orion constellation. Thereafter you will need too look up for Orion's club if you live in the northern hemisphere, or look down if you live below the equator. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 images revealed on TENAA: Specs, price, launch

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And now the appearance of a mysterious Xiaomi phone with 18:9 aspect ratio is adding on to this rumour. The Redmi Note 3 started off by providing great specifications including a Snapdragon 650 SoC at a very low price. For the camera, the smartphone will boast dual rear camera setup of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and a front-facing camera of unknown resolution. Read More »

WRC talks between trade unions and Irish Rail end without agreement

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Management say they offered a 1.75 per cent pay rise to workers based on new productivity measures but this has been rejected by unions who want a no-strings-attached deal. Tens of thousands of commuters are facing disruption. It puts pressure on everything - including parking. Dublin Bus was also anticipating a knock-on effect. Read More »

Jio rolls out new 4G tariff plans: Here's everything that has changed

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The validity of the Rs. 509 plan has also been reduced from 56 days to 49 days, with high-speed data still capped at 2GB per day. One shift which will hit users hard is that anyone who gets done with their daily quota will have to deal with 64kbps speeds in place of the 128kbps threshold the brand has maintained so far. Read More »

Google and Microsoft's cold war continues

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Technology companies generally adhere to a process known as coordinated vulnerability disclosure, in which vendors are first notified about hardware or software flaws ahead of a public release of information. This, as it turns out, is a chance for Microsoft to get back at Google. Microsoft surely has a point here, because it believes that the vulnerability patch should have been released to all Chrome browser users automatically and urgently, and not just on a platform where most common ... Read More »

Project Loon LTE balloons restore some communications in Puerto Rico

The communications are being made possible by Project Loon's balloons; they're now giving people access to the Internet and text messaging in parts of the island hit hardest by Hurricane Maria. Project Loon deploys balloons from Nevada to Puerto Rico where cell towers have been destroyed to restore cellular service to areas without coverage. Read More »

Apple sued by Japanese company that owns Animoji trademark

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The app provides basic animated emoji graphics for embedding in iMessage or email text. Emonster's Animoji app on iOS, which shares the same name as Apple's iPhone X feature. The plaintiffs claim that not only did Apple know about the Animoji app before using its name, but the company actually attempted to purchase the rights to it from emonster. Read More »

Longbow Research Boosts Rating On GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) To "Buy"

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of GoPro in a research report on Saturday, October 15th. Consensus earnings estimates are far from flawless, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. Read More »

Mysterious ancient stone 'gates' discovered on Google Earth

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Discovered mainly through satellite images, a few of the gates are actually located on the side of a volcanic dome that once spewed basaltic lava, researchers found. Other structures built by the "Old Men" include " kites ", which archaeologists say are stone structures used to catch migratory birds. Although the volcanoes are inactive, some gates bear traces of lava, providing another potential way of dating them. Read More »