• StarCraft II Is Going Free-to-Play, Veterans Receive Special Gift

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    The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, andArtanis will remain completely free , meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart's content. The rest of the campaigns-Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void , and Nova Covert Ops- will be available for purchase for $14.99 each, or $39.99 in a bundle.
  • New Overwatch Character Moira Announced, while Reinhardt Gets an Epic Animated Short

    New Overwatch Character Moira Announced, while Reinhardt Gets an Epic Animated Short

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    Her name is Moira and she is the latest support class hero for the popular FPS game. She is a biotic-based hero that uses her powers for either damage or healing in a moment's notice during a match. Coalescence- Moira channels a long-range beam that both heals allies and bypasses barriers to damage her enemies. The new map, Blizzard World, is a theme park packed with references to every other Blizzard property, from StarCraft to Lost Vikings.
  • Police scour for details leading up to Utah student slaying

    Police scour for details leading up to Utah student slaying

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    Authorities believe 24-year-old Austin Boutain shot a 23-year-old man by the entrance to Red Butte Canyon in Salt Lake City after attempting to hijack his vehicle. The University of Utah campus is eerily quiet this Halloween day. Rachel Tam of Pleasant Grove, Utah, said Tuesday that Guo was a member of the Mormon church and served as a missionary in Provo.
  • Monster Hunter World beta dates detailed by Capcom

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    Aloy will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but the beta will be accessible to players across platforms. "Available starting December 9th, players from around the world can experience three fearsome quests as they join up with other hunters online or take on the beasts alone in the exclusive beta for PlayStation Plus users".
  • Google CEO: I will 'drop everything' to fix burger emoji

    Google CEO: I will 'drop everything' to fix burger emoji

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    That's why it's so refreshing to see the CEO of a company as colossal as Google focussing his attention on what really matters: how a cheeseburger should be correctly put together - and an emoji cheeseburger to boot. Between the two buns, the company's graphic designer chose to add, from top to bottom, lettuce and tomato, then patty, then the cheese. The further up the chain of command you get within a company, the more it seems like all anyone is bothered about is profits, profits, ...
  • IPhone X Unboxing And Packaging Showed In Leaked Images

    IPhone X Unboxing And Packaging Showed In Leaked Images

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    It is during this meeting that Peterson is given access to her father's iPhone X and includes a quick hands-on of the unreleased device in her video. A brief clip from the video appears to identify her father as Ken Bauer , described as an "RF guy" on a profile found in LinkedIn . Then Amelia was approached by Apple to take down the video, and she just did just like they said.
  • Eminem wins NZ$600K from NZ National Party for 'Lose Yourself' rip-off

    Eminem wins NZ$600K from NZ National Party for 'Lose Yourself' rip-off

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    She said it was no coincidence the composer of " Eminem Esque " had the music to the original in front of him when he wrote his song. Cull stopped short of hitting up the National Party for additional damages, stating that they had acted on professional advice that led to them including the song in the advertisement.
  • Google Adds Antivirus Feature For Chrome Web Browser On Windows PC

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    Chrome users have previously been able to use the standalone Chrome Cleanup Tool to remove harmful software. It has a new function to combat with malicious code. Google's Chrome Cleanup tool will warn users of warmful software that's installed in their Windows PCs. At first glance, there are numerous references to the Google Assistant and its native functions that will soon grace Chromebooks and likely the Chrome browser in general.
  • Google Maps Removes Calorie-Burning Cupcake Counter over Complaints About Fat Shaming

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    Apparently daring to compare burning off calories to the consumption of innocuous, cute cupcakes is cancerous in 2017, with social justice warriors going off their politically correct trees. Others noted, however, that other mapping apps have long had similar features (though not with the whole cupcake aspect). "For some people, that's not an issue at all", said Claire Mysko, the chief executive of the National Eating Disorders Association in an interview with The New York Times .
  • Polestar 1: this is Polestar's much awaited 600 HP hybrid GT

    Polestar 1: this is Polestar's much awaited 600 HP hybrid GT

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    Polestar says this vehicle has the longest range of any hybrid on the market. The first will be the Polestar 1 , a futuristic-looking plug-in hybrid sports coupe capable of churning out a total 600 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque between the two electric motors powering its rear wheels and the 2.0-litre Drive-E gas four-cylinder underhood.
  • Google Pixel 2 XL vs. Apple iPhone X - Let the Battle Begin

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    The users located in the passenger seat, or those who in using this function is not needed, you can always disable it in the settings . This year, LG and Apple are also offering this feature on their phones, but Google , for some reason, still thinks that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL buyers still don't need wireless charging.
  • Meet the new member of the Amazon Echo family: Echo Spot

    Meet the new member of the Amazon Echo family: Echo Spot

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    There is also a smaller version available for the Echo Plus which is nearly half the size of the original and you can get one for yourself now for about $99. This is actually a bit odd since it lets you call yourself with your own phone number from an Echo . The price of the device is yet to be exactly known.
  • Apple, Jio announce 70% buyback scheme for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

    Apple, Jio announce 70% buyback scheme for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

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    During the iPhone 8 launch event, Apple CEO Tim Cook also spoke via a video stream. The iPhone 8 Plus is priced at Rs 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 86,000 for the 256GB one. This is unless you plan to get the iPhone X in November. Airtel and Vodafone have also been listed as authorised sellers for iPhone 8 series. You still will be left with a lumpsum amount to upgrade to your next iPhone 9 or 9 Plus.
  • Lashkar Islam chief Qayoom Najjar killed while infiltrating Uri sector

    Lashkar Islam chief Qayoom Najjar killed while infiltrating Uri sector

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    He said Najar's return to take reins of HM in the Valley was necessitated after killing of top commanders of the outfit in north and south Kashmir in forces operations. He was reportedly recalled to the base camp in Muzaffarabad in PoK to sort out differences. Though for many years, Najar was a militant, he always aspired to become a top commander after killing and arrest of top Hizbul commanders, Najar was the senior most active commander and thus the de-facto operational chief of Hizb.
  • Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro Smartphones Now Available On Flipkart Also

    Honor 6X and Honor 8 Pro Smartphones Now Available On Flipkart Also

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    In a move to win over customers, Flipkart's most awaited the big Billion day sale has been started and may offer a tough competition to Amazon great Indian Sale which has started on the same recently disclosed that it will sale Mobile , Electronics , Clothes , and furniture at discounted price in Amazon great Indian Sale 2017.
  • Samsung ups bet on self-driving cars

    Samsung ups bet on self-driving cars

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    The South Korean company, known for its Galaxy smartphones, is launching a new unit dedicated to automotive tech. The future self-driving vehicle will effectively be a data centre on wheels , packed to the gills with technology, and now Samsung wants to influence its development with the launch of a new $300m fund.
  • Jack Wilshere Rejected Loan Move To Trabzonspor To Focus On Arsenal Career

    Jack Wilshere Rejected Loan Move To Trabzonspor To Focus On Arsenal Career

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    Europa League glory would guarantee a Champions League place next season but Wenger believes the best way to qualify is via the Premier League. "In training, he is getting stronger". If he is injury-free, he will come back to his best. Speaking ahead of Arsenal's Super Sunday clash against Premier League champions Chelsea , Bellerin believes their current form can be compared to their opponents' start last season and that the Gunners shouldn't be considered out of the title race.
  • Wisconsin Electric Co-ops Helping with Florida Relief

    Wisconsin Electric Co-ops Helping with Florida Relief

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    The Licking-based cooperative said six linemen will assist in clean up and restoration efforts. "Alabama's cooperatives are always willing to help our fellow cooperatives when there is a need". Participating co-ops include Adams-Columbia, Barron, Bayfield, Central Wisconsin, and Clark Electric Cooperatives, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Dunn and Eau Claire Energy Cooperatives, Oakdale and Oconto Electric Cooperatives, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, Price and Richland Electric Cooperatives, ...
  • Huawei Has Surpassed Apple in Smartphone Sales

    Huawei Has Surpassed Apple in Smartphone Sales

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    The specifications of the Mate 10 is nearly entirely known and it includes a 10nm Kirin 970 chip with Artificial Intelligence . The popular rumor right now is that the Mate 10 Pro will be the only variant sporting the bezel-less design.
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Spotted in the Wild

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Spotted in the Wild

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    Since it's Samsung , Mi 7 might end up sporting a bezel-less front panel and a taller-than-usual aspect ratio, possibly 16:9. There is still no clarity over the amount of RAM included in the Mi Mix 2 . CEO Lei Jun admitted that Xiaomi had grown too fast when looking at its 2016 results, but this year it seems to have found its rhythm with impressive sales growth and a recent $1 billion loan to put the focus back on its worldwide growth, which had stalled in recent times with little ...
  • Apple Already Takes a Lead in Augmented Reality

    Apple Already Takes a Lead in Augmented Reality

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    Google adds that it's working with Samsung , Asus , Huawei , LG "and others". Google had been investing in its Tango augmented reality platform, but that required special hardware and sensors on new smartphones. This comes after Apple has revealed their answer to AR with their ARKit . This ensures that virtual objects remain where they were placed. The last time we heard from Google about the total number of active Android devices, earlier this May, they suggested the number was ...
  • Android Oreo prevents automatic installs or updates of unverified apps

    Android Oreo prevents automatic installs or updates of unverified apps

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    There are basically two kinds of Android devices out there in the world - ones that are certified by Google and come preinstalled with Google apps (including the Play Store ), and ones that aren't. The Pixel Launcher version 2.1 brings a multitude of Android Oreo features like coloured notifications dots, ability to swipe down for notification panel from anywhere on the screen, ability to change system icon shapes without having to turn on developer options.
  • New Taylor Swift song prompts fan frenzy

    New Taylor Swift song prompts fan frenzy

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    At one point Swift sings: "I don't like your little games / I don't like your tilted stage / The role you made me play / Of the fool / No, I don't like you ". "We're very pleased to hear Taylor Swift's interpolation of our 1991 hit 'I'm Too Sexy.' Taylor and her team reached out to us about the track, we like what she does and we were very honoured to have her interpolation feature on her new single 'Look What You Made Me Do , '" the message read.
  • Rocket League on Nintendo Switch Has Exclusive Content

    Rocket League on Nintendo Switch Has Exclusive Content

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    Depending on which team colour players choose will determine which of these two cars is used with Mario for the orange team and Luigi for the blue team. That also applies for the Samus Gunship where you get the basic colors for the orange team and a variation of blue Suit for the blue team. Holiday 2017 is what we have been given so we're likely looking at a November or December release.
  • Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

    Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

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    Because of Google's technology, Lore said it just made sense to team up with the tech giant. According to Wal-Mart Google's investment in natural language processing and artificial intelligence will help make voice-activated shopping even more popular.
  • Psyonix Reveals Exclusive Battle-Cars for Switch Version of Rocket League

    Psyonix Reveals Exclusive Battle-Cars for Switch Version of Rocket League

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    On Wednesday, Rocket League - the popular soccer with cars video game that's become one of the most popular multiplayer games - announced it was bringing Super Mario and Metroid cars to the game. Holiday 2017 is what we have been given so we're likely looking at a November or December release. You can check out all of these cars in action in the trailer below.
  • Apple Adds a 'Cop' Button that Temporarily Disables the Touch ID

    Apple Adds a 'Cop' Button that Temporarily Disables the Touch ID

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    The new feature that allows you to disable the TouchID is a great touch especially when you are concerned that someone might force you to unlock the phone. The police, in many cases, have legal means at their disposal to access locked devices. Given the usability concerns and challenges with Apple Pay that we discussed in a note on July 9, we see a negative impact for the upcoming iPhone cycle in terms of mix and units.
  • Huawei 'Mate 10' with bezel-less display leaked

    Huawei 'Mate 10' with bezel-less display leaked

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    Moreover, the new chip will have #Artificial Intelligence centric features and will be most likely integrated with the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 flagship smartphone. Although it doesn't reveal much of the device launching in the event, it does have a 10 etched in the background, teasing the Mate 10. It's also rumoured to feature the Kirin 970 CPU, with manufacturer HiSilicon claiming that it can compete with Samsung and Qualcomm's top offerings, the Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835.
  • Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

    Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup

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    Consumer Reports surveyed owners of about 90,000 tablets and laptops purchased new between 2014 and the first quarter of 2017. The breakage rate for Microsoft Corp's Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers' laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said , adding that it was removing its "recommended" designation for Surface products.
  • Mythbusting the Samsung Galaxy X

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    Releases for the Galaxy Note line have wildly since its original introduction to the market in 2011. As it happened with the Samsung Galaxy S8 , we now know the design language as well as the hardware components of the phone. In terms of dimensions, Blass says we can expect a 162.5mm x 74.6mm body with an 8.5mm thickness. The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 launched to market August 19, 2016, after being announced August 2, 2016.
  • Vive's first standalone VR headset aimed at China

    Vive's first standalone VR headset aimed at China

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    The next wave of VR innovation seems to be focused at freeing headsets from the shackles and cables, and HTC is jumping at the forefront with its new Vive standalone headset, powered by none other than Qualcomm's latest platform. Though we don't know the specifics of what HTC might have modified for the configuration of this standalone unit, it likely is a mirror of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 VR hardware development kit that was announced in February .
  • Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

    Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

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    Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, has today unveiled in NY its most advanced smartphone ever - the Moto Z Force , along with a new Moto Mod that lets you capture everything, literally. There is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. It packs a small 2730mAh battery compared to the 3500mAh as seen on the Moto Z Force. The 4GB RAM variant is to be offered in the United States, whereas the rest of the world will get 6GB RAM along with 128GB storage.
  • SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One Trailer

    SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One Trailer

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    In less than two minutes, there are a ton of hidden secrets (and blatant cameos) in the Ready Player One trailer. The story begins when the founder of Oasis dies and offers his fortune up in a treasure hunt that brings out all kinds of contestants, including a teenager named Wade Watts , who will be played by Sheridan.
  • Burundi robotics team missing after competition in Washington, DC

    Burundi robotics team missing after competition in Washington, DC

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    The mentor and chaperone for the team, Canesius Bindaba , informed FIRST organizers on Tuesday evening that he could not find the two girls and four boys, whose ages range from 16 to 18. The mentor said the teens travelled from Burundi for the competition and have one-year visas, USA police reports say. The east African nation of Burundi has been shaken by violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza chose to circumvent the constitutional two-term limit and run for another ...
  • Hour Trial Demo For Mass Effect Andromeda Available Now

    Hour Trial Demo For Mass Effect Andromeda Available Now

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    So stay tuned for more details in the coming months. Are you among one of those few Mass Effect series fans that skipped Mass Effect Andromeda after reading reviews (obviously, negative reviews)? Head here to get involved - you'll need an Origin Account, but that doesn't cost you anything.