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Dead Island 2 dev is making exciting progress Dead Island 2 dev is making exciting progress
- May 10, 2017

The production hasn't been easy, with the studio behind it changing at least once, but that was back in March past year and we've not heard a peep about it since. However, Dead Island 2 isn't six feet under taking a dirt nap. Shortly after being pulled from the project, the dev team filed for bankruptcy. Perhaps the game will be ready at some point in 2018, by which time, we'll have all had a nice long break from the Dead Island franchise. (more...)
How spray paint can turn guitar into touchpad How spray paint can turn guitar into touchpad
- May 10, 2017

Researchers were able to add touch sensing to everything from the body of a guitar to a steering wheel to a Jell-O mold resembling a brain. In their paper , the researchers note that modern touch screen technology is not suited to large applications, such as a table or desk. (more...)
Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017 Apple was top wearables vendor in Q1 2017
- May 10, 2017

However, during the first quarter conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed that watch sales almost doubled year-over-year. While Cook stopped short of giving any real numbers he did say that the Apple wearables segment was as large as a Fortune 500 company. (more...)
Mpumalanga residents urged to avoid Mananga area after lions escape Mpumalanga residents urged to avoid Mananga area after lions escape
- May 10, 2017

The search will continue for the fifth escaped lion, with rangers remaining in the area overnight. SANParks said the five adult male lions were believed to have been chased out of the park by a dominant pride. Phaahla says the operation to find and capture the lions is ongoing. "We urge people to refrain from taking photographs of these animals as they are unsafe predators ... (more...)
"Prey" is Nothing Special, But a Good Game Overall
- May 10, 2017

While Prey is a first-person shooter, it has plenty of depth to it as well. This wasn't the gamer's first rodeo, nor is it the first time his speedrunning exploits have caught the eyes of the masses. Installing Neuromods: a seemingly barbaric or at very least incredibly hard surgery that Arkane Studios' Prey encourages its protagonist to self-perform. (more...)
Alipay takes on Apple and PayPal with U.S. expansion Alipay takes on Apple and PayPal with U.S. expansion
- May 10, 2017

Under the terms of the deal, Alipay will be accepted by 4 million USA merchants that use payments processor First Data, Bloomberg News reported . Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat Pay dominate the mobile-payments market in China with a combined 90 per cent share. (more...)
LG Announce Global Rollout For LG X Power2 Smartphone LG Announce Global Rollout For LG X Power2 Smartphone
- May 10, 2017

The company says that it will last up to 26 hours for talk time, up to 18 hours for video viewing or up to 19 hours of web browsing on a full charge. The first markets to receive the mid-range smartphone will be North America, followed by Asia, Europe, Latin America and the other regions. (more...)
Snapchat update adds 'limitless snaps' and new creative tools
- May 10, 2017

Snapchat messages, called " snaps ", could previously only be seen for up to 10 seconds before they disappeared. Once a snap is closed, it's gone forever. In addition to the finances, as I noted on Friday, there will be enormous interest in the growth of " daily average users " for Snap's Snapchat program, given that it slowed dramatically past year, raising concerns about whether Snap can continue to build an audience. (more...)
All eyes on Apple Inc.'s next iPhone launch
- May 09, 2017

In the first three months of 2017, Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones which is 1 per cent down compared to previous year in the same quarter. India's continuously growing smartphone market proved an advantage for Apple as it recorded strong double digit growth for its revenues in the second quarter. (more...)
Hyper Sentinel shooting its way to the Switch eShop
- May 09, 2017

Profit submitted right now 65 billion yen which in universal language is $576 million. Nintendo sold 2.74 million unites, exceeding its target of 2 million. The third party developer is still a mystery, but it's likely a Japanese team, considering the source is from Asia Nikkei . "An executive at one software company said Nintendo asked it to introduce major releases 'as early as possible'". (more...)
Apple's iPhone 8 Looks Like It Will Launch In September Apple's iPhone 8 Looks Like It Will Launch In September
- May 09, 2017

Apple is likely to reduce the price of their four-year-old iPhone 5s to gain some more attention in India. Previous reports had suggested that despite Apple's plans to have phones ready by August or September, production had been delayed until the fourth quarter of 2017 - delaying sale until 2018. (more...)
Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) "Sell" Rating Reaffirmed at FBR & Co
- May 09, 2017

Chesapeake Energy's total revenues, for instance, soared from $1,953 million in Q1-16 to $2,753 million in Q1-17, reflecting an increase of a whopping ~41 percent. On 6/16/2014 Chesapeake Energy announced a quarterly dividend of $0.09 with an ex dividend date of 7/14/2014 which will be payable on 7/31/2014. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. (more...)
MIcrosoft Surface Laptop Has A Dirty Little Secret
- May 09, 2017

Kyriacou said that users may use an underpowered Type-C charger to charge their Surface Laptop, and if that charger isn't able to provide the required power, the user's Surface Laptop might run out of charge - in which case the user may end up blaming Microsoft instead of the charger. (more...)
Microsoft waiting for "meaningful change" before making a Surface Pro 5
- May 09, 2017

Microsoft confirmed decline in sales of Surface Pro 4 earlier in April revealing that the first quarter of 2017 was a rather tiresome one for Surface Pro 4 sales with a 26 per cent decline in revenue year-over-year. Windows 10, the Surface Studio, and the Surface Laptop are all admissions of failure to unite the mobile and desktop worlds in a single operating system. (more...)
Apple reports surprise decline in iPhone sales
- May 09, 2017

Apple has about 80,000 employees in the U.S. and plans to hire thousands more "in the future", according to Cook. "In our view, consumers are becoming aware of the product cycle and we believe this should cause increased seasonality in the product as consumers await updated and fully remade iPhones", said Amit Daryanani, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Need for Speed 2017 will embrace customization, ditch always online requirement Need for Speed 2017 will embrace customization, ditch always online requirement
- May 09, 2017

Ghost Games plans to release a new chapter in the Need for Speed story sometime towards the end of this year. We're eager to see what comes of the game, but hopefully it'll take more of a classic Underground approach rather than trying to reinvent itself again. (more...)
Investors treat Warren Buffett like a celebrity Investors treat Warren Buffett like a celebrity
- May 09, 2017

They make jokes about being old quite a bit, but the focus on a successor from the questioners and the length of answers seemed to belie a more urgent fixation on life for Berkshire after Buffett. Sloan, the bank's CEO, has said most calls to what the bank calls the EthicsLine were handled properly and promised to fix cases where they weren't. "I thought it would do much better", Buffett admitted on Saturday. (more...)
Packers draft CB King, S Jones, DT Adams Packers draft CB King, S Jones, DT Adams
- May 09, 2017

The trio joined wide receiver John Ross who was selected with the No. 9 overall pick by Cincinnati in the first round. The AFC North champions are looking to upgrade their pass rush after letting former No. Green Bay set a new franchise record by selecting three running back in a single draft. Williams, the Cougars' all-time leading rusher, gained 3,901 yards on the ground with 35 rushing touchdowns in 42 career games for the Cougars. (more...)
Fred Hoiberg storms out of press conference after Bulls loss
- May 09, 2017

Turnovers also doomed the Bulls, committing 16 that the Celtics converted into 23 points. Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas each scored 24 points and Al Horford chipped in with 21 points to help the Celtics take Game 5 of the seres against the Bulls. (more...)
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and announces PC deals with seven major manufacturers
- May 09, 2017

However, Windows 10 S will have to do a lot of things in order to offer proper competition for the Chrome OS. "You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an.htm file", said Microsoft. (more...)

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