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Bridge Constructor meets Portal in Bridge Constructor Portal


Though which consoles exactly weren't specifically stated, the video shows logos for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. This will be the first Portal-related game that has been released for mobile platforms. The console version is slated for release in early 2018. My absolute dream would be for Valve to acknowledge this game as canon in the Portal universe and slips in some additional tidbits on Aperture Science. Read More »

GM rolls out Marketplace shop-and-drive app


Marketplace is the first in a slate of new "personalization" features the company plans to roll out in the next 12 to 18 months to almost four million US drivers, according to Santiago Chamorro, vice president for GM's global connected customer experience. Read More »

FBI, Nebraska police say foul play suspected


Sydney Loofe shared a Snapchat story with the caption "ready for my date" before she was last seen in Wilber, Nebraska, on November 15. Jeff Bliemeister , the Chief of Police at the Lincoln Police Department said that the discovery was primarily made thanks to digital analyses and work on the ground from law enforcement agencies. Read More »

NVIDIA SHIELD TV is getting Nintendo Wii games in China


But remember, the Nvidia Shield runs on Android. Between Android games and GeForce Now , the Shield is a great platform for gamers. Hopefully Nintendo and NVIDIA will see sense and release them in all territories before long though. It also marks the first time these games will have been supported in China, ever. And now New Super Mario Bros . Up until 2015 console makers were banned from selling games in China. Read More »

The Lamborghini Urus is everything we hoped it to be


But this is no standard SUV; it's an SSUV, or Super Sport Utility Vehicle according to Lamborghini, as the company's not really known for making non-super cars and this can do almost 190 miles per hour. Comparing the Urus with the Huracan Performante, the SUV comes very close to matching the sports auto. There is also a high end infotainment system and a Bang & Olfusen sound system. Read More »

How to Sign Your Child Up for Facebook's New 'Messenger Kids'


From there, parents will be able to add and remove contacts to a child's account. As is the case with the regular Facebook app, the camera in Messenger Kids is loaded with stickers and effects - all of which have been made specifically for the child-friendly app and aren't available in Facebook's other services. Read More »

Ep. 25: Net Neutrality with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai


What is " net neutrality? ". Although Schneiderman said he has received more than 3,200 complaints, including 350 in NY, from those who say comments were made in their or a relative's name without their consent, the FCC is refusing to provide any records or data to help with the investigation. Read More »

Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster


Company executives previously spoke of how hard it is to build such a large rocket-powered by three Falcon 9 cores, meaning it has thrice the thrust of original Falcon 9. Falcon Heavy is the sequel to SpaceX's Falcon 9. Elon Musk ultimately wants to build a mega-rocket known as the Interplanetary Transport System, which will basically make the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy obsolete, as well as take on their duties. Read More »

The only supermoon this year is coming up on Sunday


As it reaches fullness, the moon will also be making its closest approach to Earth around the same time, designating it a so-called supermoon . While it has been a year since a visible supermoon last lit up the sky, everyone in the world has a chance to marvel at this upcoming full moon. Read More »

Bungie cancels Destiny 2 livestream as tensions with community rise


Instead, we are investing all our efforts into delivering some higher priority information about Destiny 2 . On the Destiny website , Bungie says that the trial features campaign missions on EDZ and Titan, the ability to explore both worlds, Crucible Quickplay Playlist for a taste of multiplayer, character progression up to level 7 (out of 20), clan functionality, and the ability to transfer all of your progress to the full game. Read More »

Honor V10 with AI-enabled 6GB Coming to India In January 2018


If the device does eventually come to Malaysia, we can expect it to be called the honor 9 Pro, but if you want to grab it before local launch it's up for pre-order now and sales begin on December 5th, you can check it out on Vmall here. The occasion will be live spilled in India through the Honor India Facebook page at 8 pm IST on December 5. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system topped with EMUI 5.1 and is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus specs and renders sighted on TENAA


Being an entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi doesn't compromise in offering essential features. For camera lovers, the Redmi 5 will have a 12 MP primary camera and a 5 MP selfie camera . You might be thinking the camera performance to be average on the Redmi 5A - after all, the phone only costs Rs 4999. Redmi 5 to come with three different variants, first with 2GB RAM and 16GB of Storage Memory, second with 3GB RAM and 32GB of Storage Memory and the third with 4GB RAM and 64GB ... Read More »

Apple and Qualcomm become best pals... lol jk the sueballs keep flying


Now, during Thanksgiving, this might have been confirmed after the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to a possible foldable iPhone model. These new claims are the latest strike Apple is bringing against Qualcomm after made patent infringement claims over the summer against the iPhone maker. Read More »

HDMI 2.1 spec released, ushering in new era of dynamic HDR video


It features exceptionally low EMI (electro-magnetic interference) which reduces interference with nearby wireless devices. This new cable is backwards compatible with your existing installed base of HDMI devices. Much like FreeSync and G-Sync, the variable refresh rate tech baked into HDMI 2.1 should help decrease input latency and eliminate frame tearing. The HDMI Forum has also minimised the blank screens when switching sources with its Quick Media Switching (QMS) for movies and video. Read More »

Civilization VI First Expansion "Rise and Fall" Announced, Coming In February


This directly ties into Golden, Dark and Heroic Ages in how Loyalty is swayed and therefore sways others. A new loyalty system will reward or punish you for your management your cities. Elsewhere, a new enhanced alliance system will allow players to form different types of alliances, and you'll be able to go into an Emergency state in which other Civs can temporarily form an alliance to take down a threat that may be becoming too powerful in exchange for bonuses or, indeed, penalties, ... Read More »

How to fix the massive macOS root security bug


Choose Edit Change Root Password and enter a new, non-trivial password. An intruder can also apparently access machines remotely when Remote Manager is enabled through Apple Remote Desktop or, according to some accounts . Read More »

Samsung launches Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 in Korea


Samsung may change to Android 8.1 at a later stage in the testing procedure, however traditionally the organization for the most part handles things, it won't not occur until a couple of months after the Galaxy S9 has gone on sale. The Galaxy S8 + is however, available in an additional colour - Coral Blue. The "Burgundy Red" colour is only limited to South Korea for now. That's an earlier reveal than usual but the official product launch will still happen in late February or early March. Read More »

Aston Martin reveals aggressive new Vantage


The paint is hardly dry on the production prototypes of the new 2018 Aston Martin Vantage , but it looks like Aston is ready to bash fenders out on the global circuit with a race-ready GTE variant. A stern test straight out of the box for the new Vantage, then, and Aston has gone for tried and tested drivers. Also, the M8 is going to be a driver's auto, much like the Vantage, while the bigger, heavier DB11 is more of a sporty GT vehicle. Read More »

OH governor candidate brags of his sexual exploits


O'Neill continues on to claim he's slept with an estimated "50 very attractive females" including a "gorgeous blonde" and "a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland". Candidate Connie Pillich tweeted that while O'Neill has been a friend and donated to her campaign, he "should resign" and she will be "donating his contributions to orgs helping women". Read More »

Twitter warns some accounts may lose verification


Twitter has updated its verification policy to allow for the removal of verification from accounts that promote hate speech or violence, or that harass others. Twitter was open about its failure to address problems with verified badges, which were originally created to show people that an account "of public interest" is authentic. Read More »

Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year


Apple's "early 2018" target leaves plenty of wiggle room. The company's late to market smart speaker is meant to be a rival to Amazon's Echo and Google Home. That's very different from the way other smart speakers integrate with third-party services. By the end of the year, Google says it is expected to release a higher-end version of the Home speaker, the Google Home Max , which at $399 would be the most expensive of the connected speakers. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Launched: Price, Specifications And Availability


However, OnePlus , true to its reputation for quality at a budget price , is offering that same design experience at a much more affordable £449. Around back, the 5T shares the 5's 16MP and 20MP sensors. Of course, the objective of the dual-cameras is to offer that cool portrait mode - wherein subjects remain sharp, while the background is blown out with that creamy bokeh effect. Read More »

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life


Scientists think " Ross 128 b " - which is around the same size as Earth, with a surface temperature that could also be similar to our planet - may be capable of sustaining life. The planet has been able to achieve its temperate climate because it orbits an inactive red dwarf star. Ross 128 appears at the center of the picture. Read More »

Android Distribution chart for November shows Oreo at 0.3%

Last year's version, Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat, is building up a head of steam in its efforts to overtake Android 6 Marshmallow. He writes: "In May 2017, Google announced that there are over two billion active Android devices". Maybe Android Oreo can help us out. Now some of you might be confused as, phones like OnePlus, Samsung and some Android skins will indicate to you which app is draining your battery, but with this new update, it will become a feature included with the Android ... Read More »

IPhone X's Face ID gets conned by mask


A lot of them have failed despite spending tons of time and resources. The relatively cheap mask apparently can bypass the handset's infrared sensors and mapping technology which needs to connect 30,000 dots on the user's face to confirm his identity. Read More »

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's $130 billion 'unsolicited proposal'

Qualcomm's board of directors could meet as early as Sunday to review the unsolicited acquisition offer and decide on its strategy, the sources said. NXP shares have been trading above Qualcomm's offer price, as many NXP shareholders, including hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, have been holding out for a better price. Read More »

Hulu App Released for Nintendo Switch


The arrival of Hulu, however, likely means that the wait for non-game apps is coming to an end. The press release lists this URL as Switch's Hulu webpage, but the page was not yet working as of publication time. Although the company's largest audience is older Millennials (25-34), the streaming service pulls a higher percentage of young millennial subscribers (18-24) than Netflix and Amazon, and its current strategy seems to be focused on continuing to attract this growing demographic. Read More »

IOS 11.1.1 update now available, includes 'i' autocorrect fix


The malfunction, which impacted some users who updated their iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices to iOS 11 .1, autocorrected "i" to an odd symbol that appeared as "A [?]". You can update your iPhone to iOS 11 .1.1 by going to Settings General Software Update . Are there examples of the autocorrect bug? The Apple Pay features on iOS 11 .2 and watchOS 4.2 means Apple device owners won't have to download other apps like Venmo for person-to-person transactions. Read More »

Facebook Working On Method To Prevent Revenge Porn


The Australian government agency e-Safety is partnering with Facebook in an effort to prevent people from sharing intimate images without consent, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . Facebook promises that your naked selfies will be safe with it; it has said that it will not store users' photos on any of its servers. Then the social networking firm, in collaboration with e-Safety, wants the users to upload their intimate photos directly to their messenger . Read More »

Study shows sheep recognise human faces

Initially, the sheep were trained to approach certain images by being given food rewards. Since the handler cares for the sheep daily, the animals were familiar with her - although they had never seen a 2-D photo of her face. If they chose the wrong photograph, a buzzer would sound and they would receive no reward. Results said that the sheep were able to spot the right face on more than one occasions. Read More »

Google Search and Maps Now Show You Estimated Wait Times at Restaurants

According to the Huffington Post , Google hopes to have the wait times ready for most grocery stores by Thanksgiving, so you can plan your turkey purchasing accordingly. You can either look up the current wait times, or tap on an hour of your choice to find the estimated wait for that time period. Google Search and Maps will now display wait times for almost one million sit-down restaurants across the globe. Read More »