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Monster Hunter Stories sees a surprise mobile release in Japan


Hunters gear up. The Monster Hunter: World Beta phase will kick off this Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. PT and will end on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 8:59 a.m. The beta features 3 quests across 2 environments from the game. These rewards include face paint (purely for aesthetics and does not provide any skill bonus), lifepowker, max potions, shock traps, and plenty more supplies that can be transferred to the full game if you decide to purchase it. Read More »

NASA Nails Test on Voyager Spacecraft, 13 Billion Miles Away

NASA reports that it feels the test went so well that it will most likely do the same for the Voyager 2 spacecraft. Voyager 1 has been hurtling on its way out of the Solar System for the better part of 40 years now, and it's never been more important to keep its antenna pointed to Earth to keep it in touch with NASA engineers. Read More »

Mega Man 11 announced for 2018 release


It also features a Mega Man power using the Yuji Ishihara design that appeared in the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2's museum section for Mega Man 8. The three announcements so far combine for a grand total of 19 Mega Man games heading to the Nintendo Switch by the end of 2018. And that includes the Nintendo Switch, which means that console will finally get some Mega Man love. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins' Update Lets You Ride In Final Fantasy Style

The first pack of supplements aimed at those "Sources" seem to be too simple. In a recent post on the Assassin's Creed website, Ubisoft announced Nightmare mode, a new difficulty option that will throw "more resilient. This will make revisiting earlier areas to polish off older quests and clear out enemy forts feel far more rewarding. The recommended level is 32 or higher. Read More »

Nokia 3 update to Android OS 8

Ever since HMD Global took over the Nokia label, the public has been given another great choice for a premium smartphone product. "We will transition straight to Oreo". Nokia 3 now retails at Rs 8,745 on Flipkart in India and was earlier available through offline channels only. The Nokia 9 will be HMD's true flagship smartphone with all the current generation flagship smartphone features, whereas the Nokia 8 (2018) will be an incremental update to the already existing Nokia 8 . Read More »

United Kingdom warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

United Kingdom cyber-security chiefs are warning government departments not to use software from Russian companies for systems relating to national security. "It's very important to note that the NCSC is not encouraging consumers or businesses against using Kaspersky Lab software", the added. "If you have any concerns, you could consider alternative anti-virus suppliers", it said. Read More »

Supermoon lights up the sky


For those who don't know, a supermoon is when the moon has reached the full moon or new moon stage of its lunar cycle while simultaneously being at the closest distance from the Earth during its orbit. In this instance, the moon orbited a cool 357,987 kilometres close to Earth, which was enough for it to be classified as a supermoon. The moon is not actually that much closer to the earth, it is just our brain that interpret it as a lot closer. Read More »

Football squares off against Mississippi State in TaxSlayer Bowl


Pat Sullivan played in the 1971 game, and went on to win the Heisman the following season, and Earl Campbell played in 1974, and won the Heisman three seasons later. The Cards rushed for 1,055 yards in their final three games of the regular season, averaging 8.2 yards per carry. This season Jackson has passed for 3489 yards and 25 touchdowns. Read More »

Sony's PlayStation VR trial program proves an instant success


If you're on the fence this holiday season about whether or not to pick up a PlayStation VR headset , Sony has a new promotion to help you decide. Just remember that, as always, you need to have an active subscription to PlayStation Plus in order to download them for free. Read More »

Celebrating 25 years of texts, this is what it said


The message was "Merry Christmas". U.S. mobile operators charged more for texts and less for voice calls, while PC-based instant messaging services were still incredibly popular. SMS changed norms of social interaction. It is today that the first text message was sent, the only form of connectivity that ruled the way people across the world remained in contact for supposedly like two decades. Read More »

WhatsApp Version for Android Comes with the Restricted Group Feature


The app will now offer the group administrators more power where they will be allowed to restrict all the members in the group from sending text messages or sharing pictures, videos, documents, GIFs etc. Also mentioned is that this feature is disabled by default so not everyone will be able to use it right away. The app update v2.17.81 has made it easier for users to record and send voice messages. Read More »

Updating macOS High Sierra Could Reactivate Root Password Vulnerability


For these users, the security update can be installed again (in fact, it would be automatically installed at some point) after updating to the new version of the operating system. Tests of the flaw indicated that it could be used to alter a user's system settings that normally require a chosen username and password. While Ergin's disclosure has received widespread attention, the bug was actually reported earlier this month in a Apple Developer Forum thread about macOS High Sierra . Read More »

Mixed Sales Bag for "Big 3" in November


Fiat Chrysler was offering up to $16,000 off its 300 sedan, while Hyundai was kicking $3,750 off the price of a Santa Fe SUV . Auto buying site said automotive credit applications rose 42 percent on Black Friday compared to other Fridays in November. Read More »

Tomorrow - We will see the supermoon for the first time in 2017


The full moon on Sunday night will be a supermoon and will be bigger and brighter than usual. A Blue Moon can be a supermoon, just like any other full moon. NASA calls it the supermoon trilogy, with the next two occurring on January 1 and January 31. If you want to witness a peak supermoon at maximum size and brightness like the aforementioned 1948 supermoon, it's going to be awhile. Read More »

New Zealand win toss and bowl against West Indies


He was out for 105 after a rollicking innings that included three sixes and 11 fours. This difference in strike rates between him and the other New Zealand batsmen of 95.81 is the fifth-highest for any batsman scoring 100 or more runs in a Test innings. Read More »

NASA's Voyager 1 Spacecraft Thrusters Work After Decades Of Being Dormant


Now that the four thrusters have proved to be operable, the Voyager 1 will have a longer mission. Voyager project manager Suzanne Dodd said the use of these long-dormant thrusters will actually extend the ever-dwindling lifetime of Voyager 1 by two or three years, which is a pleasant development for the space program. Read More »

Google data-saving tool Datally aims to help manage smartphone bills


If you're not entirely aware of how much data you're using, seeing the amount front and centre might serve as a wake-up call, or help you determine when you should (or shouldn't) be streaming She's Gotta Have It on your morning commute. It will provide a list of Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity that you can connect to. "The app that blew us away this year - cleverly conceived, beautifully designed, and wonderfully useful", Google said. Read More »

Paleontologists Find Cache of 215 Pterosaur Eggs in China


However pterosaur specialist David Unwin, of the University of Leicester, argues instead that these embryos might be mid-term, meaning not yet ready to hatch. Researchers are thrilled with the findings. The team used computed tomography scanning to peer inside 42 eggs, and found 16 that contained the remains of embryos at various stages of development, with partial skulls and limb bones. Read More »

Musk announces the 70m Falcon Heavy is ready to go next month


The tech billionaire seems excited about this launch as he says, "the destination is Mars orbit". The arranged goal is Mars and, all being great, Musk said his vehicle would be in the planet's circle for "a billion years". The upcoming static fire test will mark the first time all 27 of Falcon Heavy's Merlin engines have been fired simultaneously. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to SpaceX's use of a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage on the next Dragon cargo ... Read More »

Apple seeds sixth betas for iOS 11.2 and macOS 10.13.2


If you are affected by the repeated crashing bug, which started happening for users worldwide after 12:15 AM on December 2nd, you will need to disable notifications as soon as possible as a workaround. Apple's new peer-to-peer payment service was supposed to have been released with the first version of iOS 11 , but the company made a decision to delay the feature to a future update. Read More »

Will These Stocks Remain Hot? Apple Inc. (AAPL), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)


Mizuho has "Neutral" rating and $8 target. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Credit Suisse. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $5.77. Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Chesapeake Energy from a "hold" rating to an "underperform" rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $4.00 to $2.00 in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Read More »

Someone has made an awesome PS4 theme in a PS2 dashboard style


You'll have the option of either purchasing the games in a bundle or individually, though anyone who's played Jak and Daxter will likely go straight for the bundle. So now is a flawless time for fans that played the originals, and for new gamers who never touched a Jak and Daxter game to explore one (or three) of Naughty Dog's older titles. Read More »

Bungie Addresses Upcoming Updates and Changes in Destiny 2


Whether intentionally or not, this controversy was followed by the discussion of some welcome changes coming to Destiny 2 . Masterwork Legendary weapons will drop for characters above 250 Power or they can be upgraded. There's also no limit on the amount you can carry, and they will cost legendary shards. There are indeed many changes in " Destiny 2 " that are expected to impress veteran players of the game. Read More »

Auto industry bucks trend in November, posts 16% surge in sales


Thanks to the face-lifted EcoSport domestic volumes of Ford India grew by 13 percent in November to 7777 units as compared to 6876 units sold in the same month previous year. TVS Motor Company registered a sales growth of 12 per cent from 224,971 units sold in November 2016 to 251,965 units in the like month of 2017. Also, while demand for Toyota flagship hybrid auto, the Camry hasn't seen any major uplift, the company is optimistic customers will "understand and appreciate the benefits of ... Read More »

Reliance Jio offers cashback of Rs 1000 on REDMI 5A


However, a day after the launch , Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain announced special offers on the device. Xiaomi India had released many teaser of Redmi 5A "Desh ka Smartphone " on Twitter including the first one with "i" mark below the tricolor dots followed by another with an upcoming affordable device by Xiaomi and lately posted a video promo confirming the power efficiency of Xiaomi Redmi 5A Desh Ka Smartphone. Read More »

Red Kettle campaign coming up short; Salvation Army needs bell ringers


The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit has donated $500 to the Salvation Army's Christmas kettle campaign. Foodland owner/operator Roger Brooks and Grand Bank Mayor Rex Matthews joined members of the Community Care Ministries, which administers and coordinates the Christmas kettle campaign, to kick off this year's initiative. Read More »