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Facebook, Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users Facebook, Instagram 'crash' for thousands of internet users
- August 26, 2017

Down Detector maps indicated that the outage affected users worldwide. The technical glitch seems to be affecting the website's desktop site and mobile-phone application. The outage also affected the facebook app on iOS devices. At its peak, more than 1,800 people said they were experiencing problems on the website. (more...)
BlackBerry To License Out its Custom ROM 'BlackBerry Secure' To Other Manufacturers BlackBerry To License Out its Custom ROM 'BlackBerry Secure' To Other Manufacturers
- August 26, 2017

According to the latest report, Blackberry will soon announce its own version of Android OS, which will be loaded with BlackBerry security features that are the USP of the BlackBerry phones. According to a report by The Economic Times , BlackBerry is now in talks with various manufacturers to license out its custom Android software so that it can run on non-BlackBerry Android devices. (more...)
Violent protest kills 29 after Indian 'godman' found guilty of rape Violent protest kills 29 after Indian 'godman' found guilty of rape
- August 26, 2017

PANCHKULA , INDIA - AUGUST 25: Dera followers set vehicles on fire in Panchkula sector 4 after the Dera chief verdict at CBI court on August 25, 2017 in Panchkula , India. Police tried to use a water cannon in an attempt to disperse the supporters of the guru, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the incident as "deeply distressing". (more...)
Former Half-Life scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw publishes Half-Life 2: Episode 3 plot Former Half-Life scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw publishes Half-Life 2: Episode 3 plot
- August 26, 2017

With Episode 2 almost a decade old at this point, developer Valve Corporation has shown no signs that the alleged next installment will ever be released to wrap up the cliff-hangered story. Also, Laidlaw's blog has been down several times since the post was published, so there's that, too. Laidlaw later turned to Twitter , calling the story "fanfic" and a "genderswapped snapshot of a dream I had many years ago". (more...)
Apple moves to shut down Iranian apps, citing U.S. sanctions Apple moves to shut down Iranian apps, citing U.S. sanctions
- August 25, 2017

Apple previously warned Iranian developers last February to remove payment options from its apps given the USA economic sanctions. He told the Tribune that "Immediately after receiving a notice from Apple that Dayan has been removed from App Store, I contacted OFAC". (more...)
Google's Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier Google's Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier
- August 25, 2017

As a result, with Premium Tier, your traffic is unaffected by a single fiber cut. The existing, default option for keeping your data within the Google family, so to speak, becomes the "premium" tier (the price of the premium tier won't change, there will just be a less expensive option now). (more...)
Reasons to Try the Call of Duty: WWII Beta Reasons to Try the Call of Duty: WWII Beta
- August 25, 2017

The beta for Call of Duty: WWII starts tomorrow, and we want to see your best kills from the game - and you could get a little something in return. If you've pre-ordered CoD WW2 already, you'll likely have received a beta code which, following our instructions here, can be redeemed to get you involved in the action. (more...)
Amazon completes Whole-Foods purchase Monday Amazon completes Whole-Foods purchase Monday
- August 25, 2017

If the deal, which was first announced in June, closes Monday as expected, the price slashes will go into effect immediately. Amazon also intends to make Amazon Prime the customer rewards programme for Whole Foods Market to provide Prime members with savings and other in-store benefits. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume
- August 25, 2017

The company trades on average around 888000. shares per market session. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) has risen 13.83% since August 25, 2016 and is uptrending. 61 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 868.78 million shares or 0.20% more from 867.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. (NYSE:WMT) now have an ABR of 2.22.which is marked on a basic 1 to 5 scale, where 1 stands for a Strong Buy and 5 represents Strong Sell. (more...)
Roku increases market share among US streaming media players Roku increases market share among US streaming media players
- August 25, 2017

Runner-up in the streaming device race is Amazon with its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices, which reached a market share of 24% in Q1, up from 16% during the same quarter in 2016. It discusses the impact of the shift on the industry as well as industry progress in benefiting from the new business models. 45% of USA broadband households own a smart TV. (more...)
Grand Theft Auto Online's Next Big Update Will Launch Next Week Grand Theft Auto Online's Next Big Update Will Launch Next Week
- August 25, 2017

He's branching out on his own, and trying to grow his own smuggling empire, which is where you come in. The new update is said to deliver a "massive" range of new, customizable aircraft flawless for any mission along with expansive new aircraft hangars in which to stash your fleet of fantastic flying machines. (more...)
Ganpati Bappa Morya, tweet Bollywood celebs on Ganesh Chaturthi Ganpati Bappa Morya, tweet Bollywood celebs on Ganesh Chaturthi
- August 25, 2017

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the day of the rebirth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh's homecoming is celebrated in the month of Bhadra, according to the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar, which typically falls in the months of August or September. (more...)
Secret of Mana - Announcement Trailer Secret of Mana - Announcement Trailer
- August 25, 2017

The beloved volume in the Mana series retains its long-held charm while incorporating improvements such as upgraded gameplay for modern platforms and a newly arranged musical score. Japan's getting a special limited edition bundle for the game too, don't know if the west will be getting it, but do check out the trailer below! If you pre-order the game on PSN, you get Randi, Primm, and Popoi as PSN avatars. (more...)
TV actors Rachana, Jeevan killed in vehicle crash TV actors Rachana, Jeevan killed in vehicle crash
- August 25, 2017

Rachana, who was sitting next to Jeevan, was killed on the spot. Along with Rachana another actor and her co-star in the tele-serial Jeevan also breathed his last. Magadi police have registered the case and is investigating the matter further. Rachana was supposed to leave for Hyderabad on Thursday night for a shoot. (more...)
New Ghibli marks the winds of change at Maserati New Ghibli marks the winds of change at Maserati
- August 25, 2017

The area on the rear bumper between the car's quad exhaust tips has also been changed, and the vehicle's side skirts and front fenders will now display the GranLusso badge. Maserati claims that the design tweaks contribute to a substantial improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli GranLusso. However, styling changes are not the only thing Maserati have included with the Ghibli GranLusso. (more...)
Blizzard Is Testing Major Mercy And D.Va Changes In Overwatch PTR Blizzard Is Testing Major Mercy And D.Va Changes In Overwatch PTR
- August 25, 2017

Mercy will not, however, become Overwatch's first ult-less hero. Massive changes are coming to " Overwatch " heroes D.Va and Mercy , leading to mixed reactions from players. Therefore, the following updates will be for the sake of encouraging more active team play on the part of Mercy players. This version turns Resurrect into a single target ability. (more...)
Snapchat to Push More into Original Shows by Year's End Snapchat to Push More into Original Shows by Year's End
- August 25, 2017

He claimed that his goal was to turn a smartphone into "the remote control for your TV consumption". Riding along the wave of adding scripted and original content like Facebook , Youtube and other online platforms; Snapchat will now do the same. (more...)
There may be a Galaxy Note 8 variant with 4GB of RAM There may be a Galaxy Note 8 variant with 4GB of RAM
- August 25, 2017

Samsung launched the waterproof and dust-proof Galaxy Note 8 in the United States on Thursday, Mint reported. In addition, the S Pen will have a new translation feature that will translate in record time after hovering over the selected text. (more...)
Trump Retweets Meme Of Him Eclipsing Obama Trump Retweets Meme Of Him Eclipsing Obama
- August 25, 2017

It shows an image of Trump gradually coming closer to one of President Obama , until Trump's finally replaces it. The tweet quickly caught fire, generating over 17,000 comments and almost 16,000 retweets, as people jumped at the opportunity to call the president "racist", "insecure", and "juvenile". (more...)
Paul Ryan Isn't Taking Trump's Latest Twitter Broadside Personally Paul Ryan Isn't Taking Trump's Latest Twitter Broadside Personally
- August 25, 2017

While Ryan has said he wants to get tax reform done this year, Democratic critics say his plan remains short on details and question how it will be paid for. Trump said there were "very fine people" in each group. Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., was the only Washington Republican member of congress to attend Speaker Ryan's talk in Everett. (more...)

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