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Trump sets up a showdown over video games at the White House

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Almost three weeks since the shooting that killed 17 people, Trump appears more eager to take action on campaign promises to his base than action on guns . The last time this happened, then-Vice President Joe Biden gathered game industry representatives for a meeting on violent video game research after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Read More »

2019 iPhone 11 To Drop The Display Notch, Claims Report

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Despite being introduced by Essential, an Android smartphone, it's the iPhone X that really ignited the desire among other manufacturers to jump on the bandwagon. Some users called the notch "bad design" or, as one reviewer called it, 'a visually disgusting element'. In fact Google has also announced the notch support in its latest opearing software Android P. Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out on HTC U Ultra in India

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The device was launched in 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Some users (mostly in Taiwan) will get the firmware version 2.19.709.2 with size of 1.58GB whereas other user will get v2.19.400.1 with size of about 1.32GB. The update will hit your device via push notification and you should see the notification when the update is available for your device. Normally, HTC would first seed the updates to Taiwan followed by major western markets like U.S. Read More »

Actor Nani Krishnarjuna Yuddham Movie Teaser OUT

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Interestingly, the title suggests that the two characters (both played by Nani ) will be in a confrontation but Nani shunned it off. Many even already appreciate the dialogues the teaser showcases. Music is being given by Hip Hop Tamizha, though he was a music director for many Tamil films, this is his second film and the first was Ramcharan's " Dhruva " which had lovely songs. Read More »

South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1, Port Elizabeth: AUS 11/0

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The ball did nip around, and there were plenty of plays and misses, but Australia's openers reached drinks on a yawning total of 23 for 0. Australia vice-captain David Warner says he will always defend his family after claiming a "vile and disgusting" remark about his wife led to his angry altercation with South Africa's Quinton de Kock . Read More »

Trevor Noah Blasts Trump Claim That Video Games Inspire Shootings

Previously, the White House confirmed that Mr. Trump would visit prototypes for his proposed border wall near San Diego and attend a Republican fundraiser in Los Angeles. The President acknowledged some studies have indicated there is a correlation between video game violence and real violence. Among the critics will be author Dave Grossman, who popularized the term "murder simulators" for violent games and wrote " Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression and the Psychology of ... Read More »

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) sticks nearly 5.03% in last 5 trades

The stock increased 3.00% or $3.04 during the last trading session, reaching $104.27. The company had a trading volume of 880,346 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,680,000. Weiss Multi holds 12,500 shares. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to investors. Read More »

Facebook to show 25 Major League Baseball games this season

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Beyond the game streams, MLB will also produce special content specifically for Facebook , such as on-demand highlights and weekly recaps for all 30 teams in the league, which will be viewable on Facebook Watch. The first broadcast will be the match between National League East rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets , on April 4. The deal is worth between $30 million and $35 million according to Bloomberg , which first reported the news. Read More »

Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros. Switch For 2018 Release

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However, an image going around on social media apparently identifies the other fighters. Until then, speculation will be rampant and theories will be thriving in the Smash community. Thankfully, if Sakurai's hints and the trailers release window are anything to go off, fans will not have to wait long to get their hands on Super Smash Brothers . Read More »

Kansas' US senators react harshly to Trump's tariffs

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Malmstrom warned the Trump administration against considering metal-tariff exemptions for only some European Union countries such as the United Kingdom, which, while long considering that it has a special relationship with the USA, she said is behind the bloc on the issue. Read More »

Moto X5 Ceases amidst Layoffs, the Z Series Survives

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Motorola has announced that it laying off a significant portion of engineering team from its Chicago office. It added that the week's employment reductions were a continuation of that process and they are reducing their Motorola operations in Chicago, but that did not impact half of their workforce and their Moto Z family would continue. Read More »

Google Assistant gets slew of new features, better 3rd party integration

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In order to encourage the usage, the new feature aims to add more functionality on such speciality devices. Starting today , users will have access to more media playback on smart speakers and Android phones. Now, Google could do one better by letting you pick your own word to wake up its assistant, at least according to some code spotted in the latest update to the Google app. Read More »

Robot solved Rubik's cube in 0.38 seconds

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The robot uses the min2phase algorithm to solve the puzzle, taking the data received by the cameras and converting it into a sequence of moves for the motors to execute. " For the time being, Jared and I have both lost interest in playing the tuning game ", writes Katz. Every movement of the robot takes just 15 milliseconds. Read More »

Shiffrin retains Alpine World Cup title

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Shiffrin now has a 603-point overall lead over Switzerland's Wendy Holdener , who needed to finish in the top two to keep her mathematical chances alive, but wound up 14. "The best thing for me now is to have the crystal globe already locked in". "I had goals for the slalom and GS globes, the overall globe, Olympic medals", Shiffrin said Friday. Read More »

Xiaomi teases wireless charging support for Mi MIX 2S

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History may see Apple as the trendsetter for the notch but Xiaomi should be credited for having gotten the ball rolling on the bezel-less design that gave birth to that notch. The company seems to be confirming a March 27 launch date for its upcoming device. Reportedly, the MIX 2S will be launched on March 27 and it's already confirmed to house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which makes it the first ever device from Xiaomi to have one. Read More »

Super Smash Bros. for the Switch and More the March Nintendo Direct

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GameMaker Studio 2 , the 2D engine that powers indie darling Undertale , is adding support for the Nintendo Switch later this summer. Nintendo is releasing a remake of the classic GameCube title " Luigi's Mansion " for the 3DS. Super Smash Bros Nintendo Switch will arrive with new characters in tow, widening its already impressive roster of characters from across all of Nintendo's history and from other publishers as well. Read More »

Snapchat Will Soon Allow Users To Tag Each Other In Posts

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You just type a username in the text field of your image or video caption. What new features would you like to see added to Snapchat? The feature was first spotted by Twitter user Matt Rappaport . As TechCrunch notes, tagging other users serves as a new way to communicate with friends on the app, while spotlighting your favorite Snapchat users. Read More »

New Octopath Traveler Details and Release Date Revealed

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The absolutely incredible looking Octopath Traveler finally has a release date! Another interesting announcement for those who have their eyes on collectibles was the game's special edition, or the "Wayfarer's Edition". The latest Nintendo Direct stream introduced two more heroes who will join the adventure. Players can use his "inquire" skill to find out information from NPCs that other members in your party may not have access to. Read More »

Valve Promises to Start Shipping Games Again

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He's previously spoken about a singleplayer game and " three big VR games " being in development, but he didn't reveal anything specific or offer updates during Thursday's presentation. Not necessarily because the franchise was the best franchise to have ever existed, but because on some level we know we're never going to get it, so we want it even more. Read More »

Alphabet's Waymo Takes on Freight in Atlanta Driverless Semis

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If you're a resident of Atlanta, you can rest a little easier in the knowledge that the trucks will also be ferrying a trained driver in the cab to monitor systems and take over the vehicle if needed. "Our software is learning to drive big rigs in much the same way a human driver would after years of driving passenger cars", the post said . Although the basic principles of driving remain the same, driving a truck that's loaded down with cargo is trickier due to its size and different ways of ... Read More »

Google Maps to introduce Mario Kart mode to celebrate "Mario Day"

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The feature, which Google announced this morning, is available in the latest update in the Google Maps app on both iOS and Android. To action this, you need to tap the little yellow question mark button - a familiar mystery box icon to anyone who's played Mario-related games through the years - at the bottom of the Google Maps app. Read More »

Demanding change and protecting the amendments

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Earlier Monday, families of the 17 people who died called on the state's Legislature to pass a bill they believe will improve school security. Democrats have called for several moves, including expanding the background check system to include sales of weapons online and at gun shows , empowering authorities to seize guns from people deemed a danger to society, and curbing sales of assault-style rifles. Read More »

Windows 10 S a Flop? Becoming a 'Mode' in 2019

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Microsoft said the new privacy settings will roll out to customers with the next Windows 10 update this spring. It's also worth considering the timing of the next Windows 10 update , which probably means northern Autumn 2018. Futuresource reported that Google's Chromebooks continue to dominate the US school market, with a 59.6 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2017, but added that Microsoft has seen growing adoption through its expanding lineup of lower-cost, education-focused ... Read More »

New Mario Tennis Aces gameplay trailer released

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The images confirm some of the roster, including Mario, Waluigi, Yoshi , Rosalina, Wario, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Daisy. You can't just mindlessly spam zone shots either, since they rely on a finite energy gauge. Thankfully, if you don't want to deal with any of that stuff, players have the option of playing under "simple rules", where only basic shots - topspin, slices, lobs, etc. Read More »

Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. Trims Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated ( QCOM ) stock is now trading 6.22% away from its average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of -4.71% from its 50 Days Moving Average and -3.19% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by Loop Capital. On Wednesday, March 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Hold". Read More »

PUBG reveals the 2018 roadmap - New map plans and more

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It's a 4x4km island location, a much smaller, more condensed map that should lead to quicker action and more intense firefights. This will be available to trial soon on the game's Test Server . "Thanks to the incredible feedback coming from the player community and professional scene we believe we're moving in the right direction. We also want to improve how the character moves to allow our 3D replay to deliver some truly great content". Read More »

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Shares Bought by Wealthfront Inc

The stock increased 1.15% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $17.64. About 6.05 million shares traded. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has risen 13.35% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. Adobe Systems presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $198.94. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Jefferies. Read More »

H1Z1 Goes Free-To-Play After Three Years in Early Access

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Is this the right move by Daybreak Games? Before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale came along and nabbed up most of the players, Daybreak Game Company's H1Z1 was the top dog when it came to battle royale. Matches will be played on Wednesdays, with the exception of the first broadcast for Split 1 on Saturday, April 21. This is the studio which hosted the Gears Pro Circuit™ Las Vegas Open this past June. Read More »

Thousands Gather In Florence For Astori's Funeral

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He was a fantastic player. "It's very hard during the match because we have to think of the game, of the opponents, and it's not easy". You are not like everyone else, you are the one that even if you do not know the languages well you managed to talk to all of us, talking with the heart and keeping us united. Read More »

Splatoon 2 story DLC out this summer

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The Octo Expansion features a fresh new perspective, putting us in the tentacles of amnesiac Octoling "Agent 8". Lost in an underground subway, Agent 8 must complete challenges in order to regain her memory and escape. New stories will unfold that shed light on beloved characters. The release date is set for July 31, 2018 which lines up with Nintendo's advice that it will be released in Winter 2018 in the southern hemisphere. Read More »