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Uber launches investigation into allegations of sexual harrassment
- February 22, 2017

Uber said on Monday that it is tapping former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee. " We all gave up on Uber [Human Resources] and our managers after that ", she said. But upon conversing with other female employees, Fowler said, it came out that the same manager had already been reported for harassment, and other victims were likewise told that it was his "first offense". (more...)
Civilization VI Finally Welcomes Australia To The World Stage Civilization VI Finally Welcomes Australia To The World Stage
- February 22, 2017

Australia will soon be a playable civ in Civilization VI - a first for the series. Sorry Canada. Maybe you're next. Australia will be led by its 14th Prime Minister, John Curtin, who served from 1941 to 1945. 2K will be releasing more than just Australia when it comes out. Firaxis aren't exactly being specific about those tools in their post, saying only that they will "make it easier for artists and modders to express their creativity within the game". (more...)
The LEGO Batman Movie Tops Weekend Box Office for Second Straight Week
- February 22, 2017

In addition to its domestic performance, Fifty Shades Darker finished atop the worldwide weekend box office for a second week in a row, bringing in an estimated $43.7 million from 59 markets. " John Wick: Chapter 2 ", $15.6 million. " The Great Wall ", $18.1 million; 4. In total, the sequel reported gains of $92.5 million. It's worldwide total is now sitting at $276.9 million. (more...)
Why Microsoft Never Made An Xbox Portable Video Game Console
- February 22, 2017

There's no point in pretending that a large portion of the Xbox faithful aren't concerned about the immediate future of the Xbox One because they are. Microsoft has already started offering their Xbox One S 1TB Halo Wars 2 bundle at a discounted price and with a free Ubisoft game for only US$299.00. (more...)
Range Rover Velar - first official pictures of new SUV
- February 22, 2017

Land Rover hopes the new Range Rover Velar will give it a break into the lucrative luxury SUV coupe market, which is now dominated by the Porsche Macan, BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe. The Velar will be positioned between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's line-up and cost in the region of £55,000 when it reaches showrooms in late 2017. (more...)
Missing 2-year-old boy found in NE Portland
- February 21, 2017

River's mom raised the alarm at dawn after she discovered he'd crawled out of bed and had wandered away from their home. Do you see anything wrong with it? A major search operation involving state and local police as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and volunteers was quickly mobilised and began scouring the area. (more...)
Samsung showing off innovative VR projects at MWC
- February 21, 2017

One of the projects is called Relumino, which is a visual aid application that works with Gear VR for near blind and visually impaired users. The setup constitutes a 360-degree depth camera that swivels to capture a VR version of a room, and a mobile app - though the user will also need to have a VR-compatible smartphone and a VR headset. (more...)
Special edition Red Bull Aston Martins ready to go Special edition Red Bull Aston Martins ready to go
- February 21, 2017

It's well known by now that a replacement for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is due pretty soon, using AMG technology and replacing a vehicle that's been around for 12 years. Sporting a larger front spoiler, wider side skirts, aggressive rear diffuser and what appears to be a bigger front grille, Aston Martin is likely working on a DB11 S. (more...)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Nintendo Switch launch The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will miss Nintendo Switch launch
- February 21, 2017

Considering the line up of quirky or cutesy titles for the Switch at launch and Nintendo's usual family focus, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is rather a dark addition to the line up of its earliest games. But coolest of all is the instruction booklet, which hearkens back to the old days of yore instruction booklets that were full of trivia, lore, and neat art. (more...)
Apple Seeds iOS 10.3 Beta 3 to Registered Developers
- February 21, 2017

Introduced in watchOS 3.1.3, Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. SiriKit watchOS 3.2 includes SiriKit . The Apple recommends the device to have 50 percent battery and must be connected to its charger. Another first in iOS 10.3 would be the revamped App Store that for the first time would allow developers to respond to customer reviews (like on the Play Store). (more...)
Apple files new challenge against $14.5B tax bill in Europe Apple files new challenge against $14.5B tax bill in Europe
- February 21, 2017

This is the largest sum in history that the Commission has ever charged a company - the last record being set by EDF Energy in 2015 when it was charged €1.4 billion. Both Apple and the Irish Government are appealing the ruling and both are saying that because Apple's products and services are designed in the United States, the bulk of profits are due in the US. (more...)
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Confirmed as Fastest Camaro Ever
- February 21, 2017

Running the track twice - once in each direction - to ensure a fair average top speed, the Camaro ran 202 mph on its first pass, but could reach only 193 mph going the other direction, producing the 198 mph average. The 650-hp Camaro hit 202.3 miles per hour in one direction and 193.3 miles per hour in the other direction. By setting the front and rear camber to 0 and inflating the tires to the maximum allowable pressure, the average went over the 200 miles per hour mark. (more...)
Mugabe: No Acceptable Presidential Successor in Zanu PF Mugabe: No Acceptable Presidential Successor in Zanu PF
- February 21, 2017

Staff in the Office of the President and Cabinet this morning threw a birthday party for President Mugabe who turned 93 today. Mugabe's ZANU-PF party has also been accused of rigging elections and cracking down on political opposition. He will seek to extend his rule next year, with Zanu-PF nominating him as its presidential candidate. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the perceived leader of one going by the name Lacoste, while Mugabe's wife is fighting in her own corner with mainly ... (more...)
Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger
- February 21, 2017

Including an iPhone, the other objects included an RC vehicle, a fan, a lamp, and six other devices. According to Sample, wireless power transmission is a long-standing technological dream. That 1900 watts of power we mentioned falls within federal guidelines for specific absorption rate (SAR), which is a measure of the energy a human body can absorb before it becomes unsafe. (more...)
Square Enix announces new RPG Project Prelude Rune
- February 21, 2017

The studio is now recruiting. Hideo Baba who has over 18 years of experience in game development will serve as the studio head. STUDIO ISTOLIA further builds on Square Enix Group's vision to create new intellectual properties alongside existing Square Enix studios. (more...)
Trump names new national security adviser Trump names new national security adviser
- February 21, 2017

He has selected four candidates: adviser Keith Kellogg; former UN Ambassador John Bolton; Lt Gen H R McMaster; and Lt Gen Robert Caslen. Lieutenant General Robert Caslen, acting adviser Keith Kellogg and former USA ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton were also finalists to become the next national security adviser. (more...)
Digital payments market hots up as Facebook teams with TransferWise Digital payments market hots up as Facebook teams with TransferWise
- February 21, 2017

Founded out of London in 2010, TransferWise has raised around $120 million in equity funding for its peer-to-peer (P2P) global money transfer service that bypasses banks to keep costs down. "Building the TransferWise bot for Messenger is a great step in that direction". TransferWise is now a platform being used to move around $1 billion a month, with the company's value also in excess of $1bn. (more...)
Horizon Zero Dawn is 'best' 4K game on PS4 Pro so far
- February 21, 2017

What's interesting is how consistent the performance between the base PS4 and PS4 Pro is. According to the video game forum member with the handle thuway , players can now expect an early patch to enhance the PlayStation 4 support. PlayStation Universe reports that critic reviews have been mostly positive, with PlayStation Universe scoring the game 9.5 out of 10 and describing Guerrilla Games' action RPG as "one of the best games on PS4". (more...)
Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount
- February 21, 2017

The two companies will also split any future liabilities and costs that arise from the data breaches, the WSJ reported . Inc. (NASDAQ: YAHOO)'s operating business was finalized Tuesday. Indeed, Verizon and Yahoo will share responsibility relating to investigations by government bodies and third-party litigation, though Yahoo will assume full responsibility for any shareholder or SEC lawsuits. (more...)
You can pre-load this week's Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta
- February 21, 2017

Here are some pertinent points about the upcoming Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, including download times, file sizes, and a number of important details. The open beta itself is set to go live on February 23rd and will last until the February 27th, but no timings have been revealed about exactly what timings the beta will adhere to. (more...)

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