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Skype down: Connectivity borkage leaves users unable to access service Skype down: Connectivity borkage leaves users unable to access service
- June 21, 2017

While CNET suggests that a DDoS attack might be to blame. The connectivity problems have been affecting users since yesterday, despite Skype claiming to have resolved the issue soon after it was reported. The areas effected the worst are the US, Europe and the United Kingdom, but local users are also being hit. Microsoft tells TechCrunch it's looking into what it can share with us about the incident, and we'll update accordingly. (more...)
Microsoft's Dictate add-in brings speech-to-text support to Office apps
- June 21, 2017

The Dictate was initially built during the Microsoft Hackathon which had seen more than 1,500 Microsoft employees participating in it. Additionally, the Dictate also makes use of the Bing Speech API and Microsoft Translator. Once the add-in is installed, a new menu appears in the productivity app's toolbar, allowing you to click to begin your dictation. But you also won't need to be on the latest version of Office, or using some Office 365 subscription. (more...)
This year's Steam Summer Sale kicks off tomorrow This year's Steam Summer Sale kicks off tomorrow
- June 21, 2017

Starting tomorrow, Thursday 22 June at 6pm BST, Steam will dramatically discount thousands of games across the digital store. Valve has done away with deals that rotate after a period of time and will likely offer more straightforward sales. (more...)
It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store
- June 21, 2017

If you don't remember your history, Android Market was the app where you get your apps before it became the Google Play Store . However, this only effects a tiny minority of the Android userbase. The Play Store has been available for around five years now, but a little known fact is that it only works on Android 2.2 and later. If you're one of the few people still clinging to an ancient Android device, it is officially time to upgrade. (more...)
Google opens Sydney cloud region Google opens Sydney cloud region
- June 21, 2017

This list of Australian customers already using Google's Cloud Platform is impressive. For Go-Jek, the key was the lower response time and the scalability promised by Google Cloud. On this front, the company already has a compelling ecosystem of integration partners, such as Shine Solutions, Servian, 3WKS, Axalon, Onigroup PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte, Glintech, Fronde and Megaport. (more...)
OnePlus 5 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Which is best?
- June 21, 2017

It's composed of a main 16-megapixel full-color sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 20-megapixel telephoto sensor with lower f/2.6 aperture. Smartphone cameras may be incrementally catching up to DSLRs but due to their physical size, our phones will always have a limit. (more...)
Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses Microsoft Rolls Out 'Stream' Video Platform for Businesses
- June 21, 2017

The features are created to assist employees in finding the videos they need, according to Vishal Sood, a group program manager at Microsoft. Microsoft tacked on a few new bells and whistles in the gap between Stream's introduction a year ago and the general availability release. (more...)
Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft deal big blow to Xbox One owners
- June 21, 2017

Both consoles offer 1 TB storage, but the Xbox One X also has a 4K/HDR Blu-ray player, which you can't find on the PS4 Pro . The Xbox One X is the more powerful console when compared to the PS4 Pro - and for $100 more, it absolutely has to be. (more...)
WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms
- June 21, 2017

But as we close in on the date to end support, WhatsApp has announced that it will continue supporting the app on old BlackBerry as well as Nokia devices . Keep in mind that BlackBerry devices such as KEYone or Aurora will not be affected as the run on Android OS instead of BlackBerry OS. In addition, the Nokia S40 platform has reportedly got an extension for WhatsApp support till December 31, 2018 - however, this date may be a typographical error. (more...)
The Jaguar E-Pace Compact Crossover Is Made To Make Money The Jaguar E-Pace Compact Crossover Is Made To Make Money
- June 21, 2017

The smaller E-Pace will leverage assets within Jaguar-Land Rover and will therefore use the front/all-wheel drive LR-MS platform also seen in the Evoque and Discovery Sport . "The combination of sports auto looks with Jaguar performance will ensure that the E-PACE stands out", said Ian Callum, director of design, Jaguar. (more...)
OnePlus 5 TV ad shows India the upcoming smartphone in full
- June 21, 2017

This also corroborates previous leaks and the one we've seen in the Indian ad that was previously reported by Inquisitr . Furthermore, the OnePlus 5 will have a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto lens according to "GSMArena". (more...)
Tesla driver in fatal 'Autopilot' crash got numerous warnings - US government Tesla driver in fatal 'Autopilot' crash got numerous warnings - US government
- June 21, 2017

Investigators say Tesla driver Joshua Brown received multiple visual and audible warnings before his Model S crashed into a truck previous year in the first fatal self-driving automobile accident. The upgrade also prevents drivers from using autopilot mode if they fail to respond to computerized prompts from the system. After the accident, the truck driver told the Associated Press that Brown was "playing Harry Potter on the TV screen" at the time of the crash. (more...)
Justin Gilbert reportedly suspended one year by NFL
- June 21, 2017

Gilbert was originally selected out of Oklahoma State in the first round of the 2014 draft in a Browns class that also included quarterback Johnny Manziel. Newsome shares the club's single-season record for receptions with 89, and is Cleveland's career leader in receptions (662) and yards (7,980). If that's the case, Gilbert's NFL career will amount to 35 games over three seasons and a place among the many missteps the Browns have made since returning to the league in 1999. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV Episode Prompto DLC Trailer Final Fantasy XV Episode Prompto DLC Trailer
- June 21, 2017

I'm sure the content is fine as far as the story goes but was it truly necessary for Square Enix to throw in a totally different genre that doesn't match most of the RPG game you're playing? As a matter of fact, the publisher and developer confirmed that Episode Prompto is going to include around two hours of additional content to the role-playing game. (more...)
The Opening to HITMAN Goes Free-to-Play The Opening to HITMAN Goes Free-to-Play
- June 21, 2017

And for the first time Hitman will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. (more...)
North Carolina North Carolina "Fitness Star" Competing For $500000 On Big Brother
- June 21, 2017

The two-night premiere is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. June 28 before the series begins airing three times a week starting July 2. Lowder will be among 16 houseguests battling it out for the $500,000 grand prize on the hit summer series. (more...)
Twitch signs deal to become exclusive streaming platform for select Blizzard events Twitch signs deal to become exclusive streaming platform for select Blizzard events
- June 21, 2017

You can check out the page promoting the loot box (and collect your code if you've already got Twitch Prime ) by heading this way . The video streaming platform and the game developer and publisher announced a two-year partnership on Tuesday. (more...)
Pulse shooting: Remembering the victims one year later Pulse shooting: Remembering the victims one year later
- June 21, 2017

She had planned to go the night of the shooting but at the last minute changed her mind and went to another club. The first memorial event at the nightclub open to the public began Monday morning; attendees wore shirts reading , "Spread love, not hate" and "Remember the 49" and were accompanied by comfort dogs. (more...)
Needle Moving Activity Spotted in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Needle Moving Activity Spotted in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)
- June 20, 2017

Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -5.50% off the 52 week high and 257.26% away from the 52 week low. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has risen 212.28% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. 121 funds opened positions while 183 raised stakes. Rosenblatt Securities reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $140.00 price objective on shares of NVIDIA Corporation in a report on Friday, May 19th. (more...)
Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer Releasing on June 27th at $15 Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer Releasing on June 27th at $15
- June 20, 2017

Much to my surprise, the Necromancer class wasn't added to the game for that expansion. We've been waiting since what feels like the late 1970s to find out when the Necromancer is coming to Diablo 3 . According to today's announcement, the Necromancer will become available in Diablo III on June 27, 2017. If you don't own the game on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One whatsoever, then Blizzard has the deal for you. (more...)

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