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Sea Of Thieves Says No To Loot Boxes, Yes To Microtransactions (Later)


The advantage for us is we build one game that goes to many devices, that's all wrapped up into crossplay, Xbox Play Anywhere , game pass , to give players more choice". "There will be a chance of acquiring them other ways, but we're not going to go, " you can earn everything by playing", the way some people claim, even though you have to play for 60,000 hours or something", Neate says . Read More »

Nab Dead Space for Free via EA Origin Right Now


EA has now made Dead Space free through their Origin service as a part of their "on the house program". If you are a fan of the horror genre then this one must be on your watch list (if not played already) since its dark environment and monster jumpscares will give you all the thrill you need. Read More »

Google adding AMP firepower to make Gmail more interactive


Google envisions developers using AMP in Gmail will embed widgets that constantly update, allowing users to interact with content without leaving their inbox. Though predominantly considered in terms of mobile views, AMP Stories are also created to work across desktop browsers too. It remains to be seen whether the Google AMP stories advertising capabilities will be complete enough to warrant publishers embracing the format, but there are already some major companies that are willing ... Read More »

Snapdragon 845 previews: incremental CPU improvements and excellent GPU performance


Max frequency achieved in benchmarks was 2.8GHz compared to 2.47GHz on the Snapdragon 835. Overall, the new flagship SoC has 48 percent more Octane performance and 34 percent more GeekBench performance than last year's variant. The Snapdragon 845 is a successor to last year's worthy contestant Snapdragon 835 and is expected to boost performance improvements, better power efficiency, and improved image processing in upcoming flagships of 2018. Read More »

Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play specs leaked


The same device has been cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance. Lenovo-owned Motorola will be launching a few devices in the coming weeks. The Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 will have a 2160 x 1080 px resolution while the Moto G6 Play will have a 1440 x 20 px resolution. Read More »

Nokia 2 Starts Receiving February Android Security Update


However, Nokia's strength really shines when you realize that it's the leading feature phone manufacturer globally and in most European and Middle-Eastern markets which is certainly helping drive those numbers up. Up front you get a 13-megapixel sensor and the phone supports Dual-Sight, a feature that lets you use both the rear and front cameras simultaneously to take stills/record videos. Read More »

Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work


This one does, and Google's approach of blocking all ads on a site will surely sting. The Chocolate Factory aims to mitigate some of the industry's excesses. Chrome's built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow . If so, it will block network requests on that page that have been analyzed to load ad content and pop up a notification informing the user it has done so. Read More »

Trump Plans to Privatize the International Space Station


NASA could stop funding to the International Space Station after 2024, at which point a commercial venture could take over. "NASA will continue to consult with the partnership regarding ISS transition in order to ensure consensus and the effective implementation of the ISS Program", the agency document states. Read More »

Here's why people are hating the new Snapchat update


Clare James-a Twitter user posted a step by step guide for helping the users to switch back to their older Snapchat versions on iOS. The new changes haven't arrived for Android users as yet. You'll also be able to see coloured "heat" spots, showcasing places where lots of Snapchatters are sharing content from. And here you go!Congratulations, the older version of Snapchat is back again. Read More »

Everything Xiaomi India is launching on February 14


The company has been teasing on its social media accounts with the hashtag #GiveMe5 where it is expected to launch the Xiaomi Redmi 5 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone. Irrespective of the variant, the phone will come with 64GB ROM. Luckyankit says it has a 12MP and 5MP combo on the rear while a 20MP camera graces the front. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb


Canada finished third with 10 golds and 25 total medals. Norway also won 11 events but Russian Federation edged ahead of them on the basis of their nine silvers in a total of 29 medals. On Sunday evening, the figure skating team event will hand out medals when the men's and women's free skate and the ice dancing free program happen, with an expected end time of around 11 p.m. Read More »

New Horizons breaks Voyager 1's record for most distant images from Earth


They might not look like much, sure―the above images are the closest ever taken of objects within the Kuiper Belt―but it's a landmark moment for space photography all the same. In fact, New Horizons broke the record twice in quick succession, first snapping a shot of a group of distant stars called the Wishing Well, around 1,300 light-years away from our planet. Read More »

Black athletes you should be following during the 2018 Winter Olympics


Kim Jong-il, Kim's father, had met with two South Korean presidents in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, before his death in 2011: with President Kim Dae-jung in 2000, and with President Roh Moo-hyun in 2007. Moon also urged North Korea to talk to the United States, his office said. The opening ceremony was attended by several heads of state and included North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Elon Musk Curses up a Storm During Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch


The clip shows the CEO running outside to watch the rocket his company built take its first flight. The rocket carried an unusual payload - Musk's red Roadster, an electric sports auto produced by Tesla, with a mannequin wearing one of SpaceX's spacesuits strapped inside the vehicle. Read More »

Thousands of websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency


Both federal and state government websites locally are included in the list . The process, known as crypto-jacking, forces a user's computer to mine cryptocurrency without their permission, generating profits for the hacker. He said Browsealoud would remain offline for the next two days to allow the company to communicate the issue with its customers. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is investigating the incident. Read More »

Administration wants to privatize space station

The International Space Station or ISS is a low-orbit space station was developed jointly by the U.S. space agency NASA and its Russian counterpart. "As a fiscal conservative, you know one of the dumbest things you can to is cancel programs after billions in investment when there is still serious usable life ahead", he said, though he qualified that he was open to "reasonable proposals". Read More »

Cardi B nearly mauled by cheetah


Cardi B's " Bodak Yellow " video put the Bronx native on the rap map, but according to the director, it was one of his most hard shoots. 'We got her spirits back up ... "I put her on the camel and she just got scared up there", Picture Perfect said, adding that she wanted to get back down but got the shot they needed. Read More »

Alibaba Group (BABA) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.08 EPS

The hedge fund run by Joseph Edelman held 1.62 million shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $60.32M, up from 711,259 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jpmorgan Chase & invested in 177,912 shares. Suntrust Banks accumulated 5,190 shares. Morgan Stanley has 207,640 shares. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 5,293,925 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $914,314,000 after purchasing an additional ... Read More »

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)

Bank of Montreal Can owned approximately 0.15% of Paypal worth $135,353,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. The stock, as of last close, traded 92.37% away to its 52 week low and was at a distance of -12.33% from its 52 week high. Read More »

DAS probe leads to raid of Samsung Electronics


The prosecution became aware of Samsung's alleged financial support during its ongoing probe into a former official from the presidential office, who had helped DAS to hire a USA law firm in the lawsuit. Samsung said it was checking the Yonhap report. South Korean police said Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee was suspected of evading tax for 8.2-billion won (R84-million), and of using bank accounts held by employees that held 400-billion won (R368-million), Yonhap News Agency said ... Read More »

More images of Falcon Heavy's launch and booster landings


Elon Musk may be entertaining world +dog with his impressive space invasion but back on terra firma his electric vehicle biz Tesla has just reported its fattest ever quarterly loss . The Model 3, priced starting at Dollars 35,000, is key to Tesla's effort to becoming a mass producer and reshaping the automotive market. "And so it was really, I think, on balance, a phenomenal year", Musk said in remarks made on the call. Read More »

GSK's Company Starts Phase III Trials with Two-Drug HIV Treatment


GSK announced in a statement this morning that its majority-owned ViiV Healthcare unit had filed patent infringement litigation against Gilead Sciences Inc over the group's bictegravir treatment in the U.S. Bictegravir is one of the three drugs used in Biktarvy , which secured approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. Read More »

Here Is How Elon Musk Managed To Stream The Starman Live Feed


The mission comprised the first test of the huge rocket, powered by 27 engines in three first-stage boosters strapped together. Asked if he was anxious his rocket would suffer the same fate as the Soviet craft, Musk answered: "No". Before the majority of Space Coast rocket launches, 920th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters take off hours prior to the launch to provide aerial surveillance and clear the launch hazard area, an area considered potentially unsafe for marine traffic in the ... Read More »

Watch the highlights from the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony


A pair of impersonators played the roles of the rivals, surprising visitors to South Korea and becoming internet celebrities by the time they appeared at the opening ceremony. It was the first time a member of North Korea's ruling family ever visited the presidential palace, called the Blue House. Protesters march in downtown Seoul to criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in who they believe is too soft on Pyongyang , on February 10, 2018. Read More »