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Here's What Fortnite's Next Update Does On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Here's What Fortnite's Next Update Does On PC, PS4, And Xbox One In the latest season, Battle Pass can unlock 76 items across 30 tiers, including new items like " back bling " and sky trails. After initially buying the pass players receive a number of items and can they then receive more rewards by progressing through the different tiers which is achieved by playing the game. [Full Article...]

Missing 11-year-old found with abductor

Missing 11-year-old found with abductor Her parents were aware of the communication but the man claimed to be a young woman who lived in IL. Police said Byrns drove from IL, picked up Johnson down the street from her Florida house and attempted to bring her back to his home. The 11-year-old, Alice Amelia Johnson, was found in Georgia after vanishing from her Orlando home on Saturday night. Byrns is now in custody charged with kidnap... [Full Article...]

Burnout Paradise Remastered Announced by EA

Burnout Paradise Remastered Announced by EA Announced today by Electronic Arts , Burnout Paradise Remastered will launch on March 16th for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . Paradise was the last entry in the main series, with just one more Burnout title later released on mobile devices in 2010. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9+ scores big in Geekbench test

Samsung Galaxy S9+ scores big in Geekbench test That aside, you're getting pretty nice features with these phones: 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM , 64 GB of expandable storage space, water-resistance, good battery life (fast charging included), and so on. sales to consumers. We will witness the launch on 25th February at MWC 2018 . Although, the leak states a Snapdragon 845 which is very crucial features for the Samsung Galaxy S9 . [Full Article...]

Apple's genius employees keep running into glass walls

Apple's genius employees keep running into glass walls The extent of the problem and any steps taken to address it are hard to determine, as Apple keeps a tight lid on the new campus. Which makes the following understandable: Employees inside the new Apple Park headquarters keep walking into the circular building's many curved glass walls. [Full Article...]

Your HomePod Could Really Use This Leather Coaster

Your HomePod Could Really Use This Leather Coaster It only took one day - one freaking day! - for someone to capitalise on the freaky news that Apple's $499 HomePod, the speaker that isn't so smart but sounds pretty great , might wreck your wood furniture. "The HomePod can damage wood furniture", Wirecutter's Jon Case wrote. The appearance of the rings has prompted Apple accessory retailers to produce a range of products created to protec... [Full Article...]

Google tackles bad ads

Google tackles bad ads The company's targeting "particularly intrusive" ads which do not meet the guidelines set out by the Coalition for Better Ads . Chrome is the most-used Web browser around the world. Among the type of ads being targeted are pop-ups and those which auto-play video with sound. Roy-Chowdhury says all publishers can explore resources here to find out if their adverts contravene the standards. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel yearly sales double to 3.9 million in 2017

Google Pixel yearly sales double to 3.9 million in 2017 The company needed a whole year to sell as many Pixels as iPhone units Apple sells in a week. Based on its most recent sales figures, Apple was selling nearly 850,000 iPhones each day in the first quarter of 2018. In addition, there are 499 Apple Stores spread out in 22 countries, while Google relies on occasional pop-ups and its online Google Store, with no constant physical retail presence. [Full Article...]

Preview Instagram-like AMP Stories for Gmail, New Feature Launch Coming

Preview Instagram-like AMP Stories for Gmail, New Feature Launch Coming The Accelerated Mobile Pages Project (AMP ) was launched in October 2015 to improve the performance of the mobile web. Most importantly, Google AMP Stories are meant to be engaging and fast, sparing the reader from lags and loading circles. [Full Article...]

Man alleges his Apple AirPods earphone blew up

Man alleges his Apple AirPods earphone blew up The incident happened earlier this week when Jason Colon was working out at a local LA Fitness club in St. Petersburg, Fla. Colon suspects a faulty battery is behind the incident - according to Apple, a failed electronic battery can lead to internal damage and overheating. [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date When Siri isn't playing Apple Music mixologist, the virtual assistant can also answer questions. But delays in its production have left Apple trying to play catch-up in the sector , which is now dominated by Amazon's smash hit Echo product , and also features Google's Home device. [Full Article...]

King Announces Lobster Emoji Officially Coming Soon

King Announces Lobster Emoji Officially Coming Soon The senator wrote to Unicode requesting a lobster emoji in September 2017 and cited the importance of the animal on Maine's culture and economy. King signed the tweet with cow (Angus) and crown (King) emojis. Angus King says the emoji is long-overdue and a cause for celebration for lobster lovers. Hair is a big deal in the new options with options for red hair, curly hair white hair and eve... [Full Article...]

United, 'Busby Babes' & a tragedy

United, 'Busby Babes' & a tragedy Prior to their arrival in Munich, Manchester United had been in Belgrade, where they played out a 3-3 draw in the second leg of their European Cup quarter-final against Red Star that ensured passage through to the tournament's semi-finals. [Full Article...]

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here Notifications will be sent to the player about the impending cut off allowing them to find a place to save, but there's also the option for an immediate sign out as well. From the Notifications menu just hit Triangle or the Options button to open the appropriate dialog. Love customizing your PS4 Home Screen? Arguably the biggest overhauls added by System Software Update 5.50 are the changes... [Full Article...]

New Office will only run on Windows 10

New Office will only run on Windows 10 Microsoft's built-in antivirus software for Windows 10 , Windows Defender, is getting an important new feature next month. The latest figures from Microsoft showed there were 600 million active monthly users of Windows 10 , and some estimates are starting to indicate the overall Windows 10 userbase may be overtaking that of Windows 7 . [Full Article...]

The Polar Bear Cam Makes It Clear: It's Getting Tougher Out There

The Polar Bear Cam Makes It Clear: It's Getting Tougher Out There They collared nine adult female polar bears on the sea ice of the Beaufort Sea in Alaska with a Global Positioning System video camera and observed the bears for discreet time periods over three consecutive years. They have evolved to hunt seals from atop sea ice and it's the only way they can satisfy their massive caloric needs. Andrew Derocher , a polar bear biologist at the University of A... [Full Article...]

A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech

A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech The researchers used software to figure out how similar the orca sound was to the sound that the orcas had heard, whether it was the sound of another orca or of a human. Cetacean brains are different, the context for communication varies, and in in the water medium where they evolved sound behaves differently. Her two trainers judged her success and then confirmed the final conclusion. [Full Article...]

Kenya's opposition leader has been sworn in as the "people's president"

Kenya's opposition leader has been sworn in as the Police Spokesman Charles Owino Owino confirmed that a stun grenade was hurled at Musyoka's home in the leafy Karen suburbs and two shots fired from a rifle. Shortly before 3 p.m., Odinga, clad in white, raised a green Bible in his right hand and swore an oath to assume the office of "People's President", promising to defend the constitution and to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the people ... [Full Article...]

Facebook prepares for GDPR by publishing 'privacy principles' for the first time

Facebook prepares for GDPR by publishing 'privacy principles' for the first time Facebook's decision to tighten up the social network's security comes as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) is due to come into effect this year. The new videos will appear in the News Feed in the near future. The new privacy center tool will be more comprehensive and unite key privacy settings rather than spreading them across multiple pages. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter's World Gets Bigger With Five Million Shipped

Monster Hunter's World Gets Bigger With Five Million Shipped Monster Hunter: World has a robust character creation system, so don't be afraid to tool around with it. There, many players have shared the idea that the absence of a beta phase on Xbox One is the cause of the problems they face today. Given that the game remains, deep down, an authentic Monster Hunter , it will be interesting to observe how it performs over the long-term. On console, anyone ... [Full Article...]


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