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Splatoon 2 Is Getting Its Biggest Update yet This Week

Splatoon 2 Is Getting Its Biggest Update yet This Week A second update will land mid-December. As for the raised level cap, players can now hit level 99 instead of just level 50, and beyond that, prestige into level 1 again with a special star next to their rank. While now capped at level 50, players will be able to climb all the way to level 99 - once you reach the new cap, you'll even be able to reset your level so you can continue climbing, simil... [Full Article...]

NYPIRG warns parents about 'dangerous and toxic' toys

NYPIRG warns parents about 'dangerous and toxic' toys Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund's 32nd annual "Trouble in Toyland" report . Finally, the report also included a warning about high-tech, internet-connected toys that may be improperly collecting information on young children. [Full Article...]

Uber concealed data hack from 2016; 57 million customers affected

Uber concealed data hack from 2016; 57 million customers affected Compounding matters, Uber failed to report the hack to state or federal regulators until Tuesday - a year after it was first spotted.(Companies are compelled by local and federal laws to report hacks.) Ex-CEO Travis Kalanick learned of the breach in November 2016, about a month after it happened. [Full Article...]

After resignation and extended absence Hariri leaves Cairo for home

After resignation and extended absence Hariri leaves Cairo for home Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri arrived in Cyprus for a meeting with its president on Tuesday, Hariri said on his Twitter feed, ahead of his expected return to Beirut to take part in independence day celebrations on Wednesday. That was evident since the outbreak of the Lebanese crisis over the last week with a surprise visit to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, followed by a flurry of cal... [Full Article...]

IPhone X supplier under fire over student labor

IPhone X supplier under fire over student labor The report of the illegal overtime comes as Apple has been seeing high demand for the iPhone X. Pre-order sales for the device were " off the charts ", according to Apple. "We've confirmed the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits", Apple said. More than 3,000 student interns are reportedly helping to assemble Apple's new iPhone X in a factory in China. [Full Article...]

Man Utd's Rashford: Tim Howard was early idol at Old Trafford

Man Utd's Rashford: Tim Howard was early idol at Old Trafford When asked how far Rashford could go, Cole said: "That's up to him". "I look at him at the moment, he's scoring goals and he's bringing a lot more things to his game", added Cole. I mean, that's just the kind of thing you want from a young talent, that desire and hunger which will help keep him grounded in the years to come. The latter has previously been singled out for criticism by Mourinho, b... [Full Article...]

Need for Speed Payback gets progression-system update following community feedback

Need for Speed Payback gets progression-system update following community feedback According to the devs, this is the phase one of the changes that coming to the game. Payback launched last week with mixed reviews which were given it to partly for its progression system which features Speed Cards to upgrade your ride and encourages microtransactions , however, Payback progression system has been tweaked. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy X possibly confirmed by Samsung itself

Samsung Galaxy X possibly confirmed by Samsung itself The company's long-rumored foldable smartphone seems to be finally ready to be unveiled. These sensors help the iPhone X project a 3D image of the face and the A11 Bionic chip's machine learning algorithms can also "learn" your face, recognising you even if you change your appearance. [Full Article...]

Apple Gets Served with a Search Warrant by Texas Rangers

Apple Gets Served with a Search Warrant by Texas Rangers The warrant requests the files on shooter Kelley's iPhone SE and in his iCloud account (if one exists). The FBI eventually received assistance to break into the iPhone from an Israeli startup , which claimed to be able to perform "file system extractions, decoding and analysis" on locked iPhones "with a simple or complex passcode". [Full Article...]

R&B Singer, 'Touched by an Angel' Star Della Reese Dies at 86

R&B Singer, 'Touched by an Angel' Star Della Reese Dies at 86 No further details were included. In recent years, her health was in decline as she battled diabetes. After an illustrious singing career she turned to acting and famously starred in Touched By an Angel for almost a decade. Reese had been ordained by the Universal Foundation for Better Living and performed the ceremony when co-star Downey married. Her music career took off from there. [Full Article...]

Is Fernando Alonso hunting for a Le Mans win?

Is Fernando Alonso hunting for a Le Mans win? Fernando Alonso says that he is willing to talk about "the future" with regards to a potential Le Mans foray. "Testing an LMP1 auto is always a nice thing for any racing driver", said Alonso. Alonso will enjoy his first sports vehicle race appearance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January when he races for McLaren executive director Zak Brown's United Autosports team, acting as preparation f... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Sales Down 60%, EA Gets The Middle Finger

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Sales Down 60%, EA Gets The Middle Finger For now, players will only be able to unlock the game's more advanced features (including the ability to play as Darth Vader) through gameplay. Earlier today, Electronic Arts chief executive officer Andrew Wilson had a phone call with The Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger about Star Wars: Battlefront II , according to sources familiar with the situation. [Full Article...]

Alibaba to Acquire Sun Art Stake for $2.88 Billion

Alibaba to Acquire Sun Art Stake for $2.88 Billion Auchan will hold a 36.18% stake in the venture while Ruentex will hold a 4.67% stake. Sun Art operates about 450 hypermarkets under the Auchan and RT-Mart banners across 224 cities in mainland China. " Alibaba and Sun Art are forming a strong alliance: China's dominant e-commerce giant and its best hypermarket operator", Veronica Wang, an associate partner with OC&C Strategy Consultants, told ... [Full Article...]

Former Vice President, Ekwueme Bows Out at 85

Former Vice President, Ekwueme Bows Out at 85 Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme, who was recently flown out of the country for medical treatment has died. His younger brother and traditional ruler of Oko community, His Royal Highness Laz Ekwueme, announced the late vice president's demise in a statement. [Full Article...]

Volvo Selling Thousands of Self-Driving Vehicles to Uber

Volvo Selling Thousands of Self-Driving Vehicles to Uber The ability to hail a ride in an autonomous is the end goal, but Uber may simply ramp up its testing program, taking advantage of new federal laws that expand safety waivers for prototype self-driving cars. "This new agreement puts us on a path towards mass produced self-driving vehicles at scale". Uber is now testing self-driving cars on public roads in Pennsylvania, California, and Arizona, bu... [Full Article...]

Back-to-work bill passes

Back-to-work bill passes The announcement comes one day after Bill 178, the legislation to push the striking faculty back to work, passed its third and final reading. "So it's quite stressful", she said. "I was not about to pass legislation that I hadn't seen". But the letter didn't include the details many students are seeking - including how their courses will be affected, given that there are only five weeks left bef... [Full Article...]

Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018

Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018 The Minecraft team is actively supporting this new version of the game as the main priority, rolling out updates simultaneously across the different platforms that it supports. If you spot one they'll lead you to treasure. In less positive news, the Super Duper Graphics Pack , which will significantly improve the visual experience has been delayed until 2018. [Full Article...]

Vivo V7 Launched In India: Price, Specifications And Availability

Vivo V7 Launched In India: Price, Specifications And Availability Rear camera : The phone comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash. The front-camera is also accompanied by a flash. Regarding specifications, the Vivo V7 is a dual-SIM smartphone running Android 7.1 Nougat with FunTouch OS skin on top. [Full Article...]

Google Lens is now available on Assistant, much easier to use now

Google Lens is now available on Assistant, much easier to use now For example, if you see a monument in front of you, you can open up your camera and ask Google Lens about it. Google Lens was announced back at Google I/O 2017. Say if you want to know what a particular flower is, you'll be able to bring up Google Lens through Assistant which will identify the flower and it will tell you what flower it is. [Full Article...]

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Returns the Series to its Roots

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Returns the Series to its Roots The game will arrive on PS4 in Japan in March, and Nintendo Switch in summer. We've included the announcement trailer , along with an overview of the game that was provided by SEGA , down below. Valkyria Chronicles was easily one of my favourite games from the PlayStation 3 , and it was such a shame that its sequels were either stuck on handhelds, trapped in Japan or simply ended up being a bit... [Full Article...]


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