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Google's search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel
- May 01, 2017

In the earnings release to accompany the results, Porat added: "We clearly continue to benefit from our ongoing investments in product innovation and have great momentum in our new businesses across Alphabet". The firm reported net sales of more than 35.7 billion dollars (£27.6bn) for the three months ending March 31, up from 29.1 billion (£22.5bn) for the same period previous year. (more...)
Facebook makes virtual reality a social experience with Spaces
- May 01, 2017

It'll start with an avatar that you can customize to look just like you, and from there you can invite other Facebook friends to hang out in Spaces, or you can call them with Facebook messenger and invite them into a VR chat . Zuckerberg said Facebook has "a lot of work" to do on this front. Wood said that Facebook is moving away from virtual reality on its Oculus Rift platform and toward augmented reality on your phone, something its competitor Snapchat is already doing. (more...)
'We are not fake news'
- April 30, 2017

At a rally of his supporters in Harrisburg, Pa., Trump railed against the "fake news" media. Reagan, who missed the dinner after his infamous assassination attempt, still went on to deliver his regards at the event via telephone. "I would say it is an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact", Minhaj said. —Edgar A. Poe Award victor: David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post for stories on Donald Trump's philanthropic claims. (more...)
Samsung's Budget-Friendly Galaxy J3 Prime Launched In US
- April 30, 2017

The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. So these are all the updates regarding the Android 7.1.1 in the Samsung galaxy s6 edge +. They are also planning to sell Refurbished Note 7's as early as possible. The smartphone measures 139.7×69.85×8.89mm and weighs 148 grams. It isn't entirely new though, as a similar device has been on sale in the U.S. with the Galaxy J3 Emerge moniker at Sprint and Boost Mobile, while Cricket has been selling it as the Amp Prime 2. (more...)
Star Wars: Episode IX Moves To May 2019
- April 30, 2017

Colin Trevorrow will direct " Episode IX ", after J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson sat in the chair for Episode VII and VIII, respectively. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed, however, that in light of Carrie Fisher's death, Fisher's General Leia Organa will not appear in Episode IX. (more...)
Uber Makes It Easier To Delete Account
- April 30, 2017

Uber has new updates in store for its Android app, adding simplified privacy controls created to make things easier for users. Of course, Uber still apparently found a way to turn this seemingly positive update into a creepy one. The actual main location sharing feature is still a black and white choice, so users who opt-out will have to manually enter their location each time they want to request a ride. (more...)
Alphabet exceeds expectations as the 'dominant force in digital advertising'
- April 30, 2017

Google stock has soared this year, pushing the company's market cap above $600 billion this week for the first time. Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines of revenue across Alphabet , the parent company that includes Google and other businesses like self-driving auto maker Waymo, company CFO Ruth Porat said on a conference call with analysts. (more...)
Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to solve music royalties issue Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to solve music royalties issue
- April 30, 2017

But the startup has been snapped up by the music streaming site for an undisclosed sum, with Spotify saying the project is working on protocols to manage data that is "critical to the health of the music industry". "This experience, as well as the rest of the team's personal pursuits as creatives, has driven our conviction about the future of media metadata: a shared data layer is key to solving attribution, empowering creators and rights owners, and enabling a more efficient and sustainable ... (more...)
Prey demo out now Prey demo out now
- April 30, 2017

Bethesda has released a part of the PC system specifications for the upcoming shooter game Prey . Now Morgan is in a fight to not only survive, but stop the alien assault from reaching Earth. Recommended specifications, meanwhile, are an Intel i7-2600K or AMD FX-8350 CPU , a GTX 970 4GB or AMD R9 290 4GB GPU , and 16 GB of RAM. That's just enough to glimpse the start of protagonist Morgan Yu's journey aboard the Talos I after a terrifying species of aliens, the Typhon, breaks free from ... (more...)
World of Tanks is already running at native 4K on Project Scorpio
- April 30, 2017

According to GamingBolt , Xbox Project Scorpio memory is what it sets apart from the previous and existing game consoles. "Xbox Live monthly active users grew 13 percent year-over-year with continued growth across Xbox One , Windows 10, and mobile platforms", reads Microsoft's earnings report. (more...)
Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs
- April 30, 2017

When Redstone 3 builds started appearing, Rafael did a bit of spelunking and found that My People was in fact hidden inside. When you first start using the feature, Microsoft will make a couple of suggestions regarding the people you should have on your taskbar, The number is limited to 3 at present, so you can have a maximum of three buddies sitting on your taskbar for now. (more...)
Dead Space Games And More Are Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible Dead Space Games And More Are Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible
- April 30, 2017

Dead Space 3 , meanwhile, follows Isaac and newcomer John Carver as they work together to end the Necromorph threat for good. Dead Space 3 had microtransactions, cover-based shooting, co-op, crafting, and a number of other unpopular decisions that impacted many peoples' decisions to buy the game before it even released . (more...)
Latest Galaxy S8 Update Fixes Reddish Display Tint
- April 29, 2017

In order to address those complaints, Samsung has started rolling out an update that gives "Advanced" controls to users, allowing them to manually tweak the red, green, and blue colors of the screen. Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint issue was not a hardware problem like last years' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had. Samsung's customer forums have pretty much ignited with angry S8 users which were experiencing the problem. (more...)
China's Samsung Galaxy S8 Duos Cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance
- April 29, 2017

While it is common for new phones to require a restart when they're fresh out of the box, this doesn't appear to be the cause of the automatic restart problem. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus come with Android 7.0 out-of-the-box and pack a 3,500-mAh battery. Which includes Samsung's Note-line flagship. (more...)
Samsung profit boosted by chips, sees better earnings from the S8
- April 29, 2017

Operating profit for Samsung's semiconductor division soared to a record high of 6.31 trillion won in the quarter, more than double that of the period a year earlier, and operating profit margins for the division widened to more than 40% - another record. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 devices are restarting by themselves Samsung Galaxy S8 devices are restarting by themselves
- April 29, 2017

Now, hundreds of users are reporting that their phones are repeatedly restarting by themselves. Chances are the South Korean giant will drop a similar fix for the rebooting issue, if it turns out to be software and not hardware related. Also, don't expect to see a refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones on sale in the USA either because the company might only allow it to be on sale on their hometown. (more...)
Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Teased Again Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Teased Again
- April 29, 2017

Spyshots reveal a curvy side profile and a rakish rear windscreen, but wrappings on the prototype vehicle mask the "aggressive body styling" that Hyundai points out in its release. It will join the Tucson and the Santa Fe, offering an elevated seating position for optimum visibility, with optional four-wheel drive for some level of off-road performance. (more...)
Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings Microsoft Leans on Cloud Business in Q3 Earnings
- April 29, 2017

The productivity segment tends to be dominated by revenue from products like Office and Dynamics. It witnessed a revenue growth of 81 percent. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, declined to disclose revenue from Google Cloud, but CFO Ruth Porat described the business as a major growth engine and "one of the fastest-growing businesses across Alphabet", during the earnings call. (more...)
The Herd sends five relays to the historic Penn Relays The Herd sends five relays to the historic Penn Relays
- April 29, 2017

Nathan Fisher highlighted the college section of the pole vault with a clearance of 4.70m. Max Lydum won the event with a personal record of 182 feet, 8 inches. The distance medley relay and 4x1500 meter relay account for 26 of the 39 titles Villanova has won in women's Championship of America relays. Irish junior Jessica Harris races in the distance medley relay during the ACC indoor championship on February 23 at Loftus Sports Center. (more...)
Pope urges Egypt's imams to preach peace and tolerance
- April 29, 2017

The men sat side by side at the conference. Francis' trip comes three weeks after Islamic State killed at least 45 people in attacks on two Egyptian churches. "Egypt, in the days of Joseph, saved other peoples from starvation; today it is called to save this beloved region from a starvation of love and fraternity, "Francis said". (more...)

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