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Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives
- October 11, 2017

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that the goal of the Russia-backed ads was to help elect Donald Trump. The revelation sheds more light on the role that Silicon Valley may have unwittingly played during last year's election. YouTube is the world's largest online video site. Among the purchases are $4,700 spent on search ads through an account that Google says it has linked to the Russian government, and a further $53,000 in suspicious ads from Russian internet addresses or ... (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2 and More Middle-earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2 and More
- October 10, 2017

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, nothing will be forgotten. In case you missed it, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is out now and available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands upon the studio's innovative Nemesis System, which allows players to create and experience a personalized world that is unique to every gameplay session. (more...)
Overwatch's Halloween event returns! Overwatch's Halloween event returns!
- October 10, 2017

There's also two PvE brawl events, the returning Junkenstein's Revenge from past year, and a new variation of it in the form of an endless brawl, which features a different cast of heroes to pick from. Overwatch's success is so thunderous that it's no wonder Blizzard wants to continue with the title as one of its key sagas. The difficulty of this game mode can be adjusted from easy, normal and hard, and a performance grade is given based on the number of Zomnics killed, how many times ... (more...)
New details on Las Vegas gunman before the mass shooting New details on Las Vegas gunman before the mass shooting
- October 10, 2017

The latest details to emerge regarding the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month indicate the first gunshot came minutes earlier than previously reported. The deposition, which was obtained by CNN and published Monday, was part of a suit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel that followed a 2011 incident in which Paddock slipped on a walkway. (more...)
New Emojis Coming in iOS 11.1 Update New Emojis Coming in iOS 11.1 Update
- October 10, 2017

Apple's new operating system , iOS 11 , came out on September 19 , 2017. The iOS 11 .1 software brings a new range of Emoji to the iPhone and iPad, it also brings some other new features to these devices. iOS 11 has been designed keeping in mind its compatibility with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices as well as modern-day wearables. It seems they have finally listened, as a hijab emoji is on its way with the new update. (more...)
Was Mark Zuckerberg's Virtual Reality Tour Of Ravaged Puerto Rico Really Tasteless? Was Mark Zuckerberg's Virtual Reality Tour Of Ravaged Puerto Rico Really Tasteless?
- October 10, 2017

In a video posted to his account, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg joined by the company's head of social virtual reality, Rachel Franklin , toured a devastated Puerto Rico as they essentially sold Facebook's products. The two Facebook executives appeared as animated avatars superimposed on several real-life locations including Facebook's headquarters, the moon, and amid the devastation on storm-ravished Puerto Rico. (more...)
Cortana, please finish my sentences in Skype TXTs
- October 10, 2017

Cortana will be available on both iOS and Android , but Microsoft says its assistant "will be gradually rolled out" starting in the United States, so you might not have access yet. This device will see Microsoft enter the increasingly competitive smart home market, an indication of its commitment to Cortana's future. Microsoft's virtual assistant is spreading its digital tendrils into fresh avenues with news that Cortana has now been incorporated into Skype. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins has undead mummy DLC Assassin's Creed Origins has undead mummy DLC
- October 10, 2017

This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players years after the events of Assassin's Creed Origins as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region. They will be able to compare their scores with their friends and challenge them asynchronously. Discovery Tour: This new educational mode turns the world of Assassin's Creed Origins into a combat-free living museum and will give everyone the opportunity to learn more about Ancient Egypt ... (more...)
Destiny 2 Iron Banner: Does Your Light Level Matter? Destiny 2 Iron Banner: Does Your Light Level Matter?
- October 10, 2017

Bungie announced today that Distant Shore would be added to the Crucible map rotation starting with Iron Banner tomorrow, and then be available in all playlists once the event ends. The Iron Banner has a multitude of different armour sets, accessories and weapons up for grabs, many of which are unique to each class. We've tried our hand at the Iron Banner , and we can firmly recommend using voice chat if possible. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft just put the final nail in the coffin
- October 10, 2017

One person on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) asked Joe Belfiore if Microsoft will continue to support Windows Phones . It means that phones running Windows Phone 10 or earlier will continue to work, but they won't receive updates containing new features. (more...)
Check If You Downloaded This Fake Adblock Plus Chrome Extension Check If You Downloaded This Fake Adblock Plus Chrome Extension
- October 10, 2017

It isn't yet clear if the fake extension had malicious intentions, but Google's failure to spot it is extremely concerning regardless, both for users and developers. The company said at the time that it received 75 percent fewer support requests from users regarding unwanted extensions. At the time, SwiftOnSecurity reported, nearly 37,000 people had already downloaded this application. (more...)
Twitter working on new bookmarking tool to save tweets Twitter working on new bookmarking tool to save tweets
- October 10, 2017

Twitter has begun work on a "save for later" aka bookmarking feature that will form its own dedicated section, its employees - including product VP Keith Coleman - have revealed. Been a top request. For feedback, the Twitter team is monitoring #SaveForLater hashtag. Shah showed an early prototype that was built during Twitter's internal Hack Week, which she said "is likely to change". (more...)
Buy Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice today to donate to mental illness charity
- October 10, 2017

Hellblade's main character, Senua, suffers from psychosis, and its symptoms are central to the game's story and mechanics. A new trailer for the game also highlights how their work has touched so many of its players, with testimonies of personal struggles and feelings the action fighter brought up in fans. (more...)
Nokia To Shut Down Ozo VR Unit, Layoff 300 Employees Nokia To Shut Down Ozo VR Unit, Layoff 300 Employees
- October 10, 2017

Nokia has announced plans to sharpen the focus of Nokia Technologies on digital health, and accelerate growth in that market, with an eye on investments in virtual reality (VR). Nokia will also continue its work in developing 5G networking infrastructure and the Internet of Things. Disney, UEFA, Sony Pictures and other big-name companies nabbed one to create VR content, and other companies followed suit after Nokia dropped the price to $45,000. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 To Have An Optical Fingerprint Sensor Galaxy Note 9 To Have An Optical Fingerprint Sensor
- October 10, 2017

With the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the elongated Infinity Display, the fingerprint sensor had to be repositioned to the back next to the rear camera. Samsung encouraged its customers to use Samsung's genuine products or at least approved batteries that have been specifically designed for their smartphones or at least approved by Samsung, if coming from a third-party manufacturer. (more...)
Xiaomi's flagship Mi MIX 2 will be Flipkart exclusive in India Xiaomi's flagship Mi MIX 2 will be Flipkart exclusive in India
- October 10, 2017

Xiaomi finally launches a flagship phone in India, and it's awesome. How to watch the live unveiling of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: There are multiple options to watch the presentation. This amount comes out to be around Rs 40,000. The cost XIAOMI Mi Mix 2 6/256 GB memory with coupon mix2sev $629,99. However, Xiaomi on its app says that the launch will take place around 12:00 PM. (more...)
Here's our First Look at Jurassic World Evolution Here's our First Look at Jurassic World Evolution
- October 09, 2017

Of course, it wouldn't be Jurassic Park/World without the potential for disaster, and much like the films, you'll have to ensure that your park is as safe as possible so that risky dinosaurs don't break out. The Security specialty revolves around a park showcasing the world's most risky dinosaurs ... and really, what could go wrong there? That doesn't stop the developer from teasing fans well ahead of time. (more...)
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL have automatic DND mode for driving
- October 09, 2017

Both are audio-related products. Of course - as Google has demonstrated with the Pixel 2 phones - there will always be adaptor available for those who are just not ready to move on. Matt Weinberger/Business Insider Google Pixel Buds in their charging case. But don't go by the appearances. We're not sure if the same pattern will apply on the Chromebooks. (more...)
Las Vegas Shooter May Have Targeted Chicago First Las Vegas Shooter May Have Targeted Chicago First
- October 09, 2017

Paddock fired shots into a crowd of about 22,000 at the Route 91 Harvest music festival from his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 people and wounding 527. We're told Paddock specifically requested both rooms be a "view room" which only face Grant Park , where the concert was being held. But she later feared it was a way to break up with her. (more...)
Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons
- October 09, 2017

Now it would be happy just to reconnect part of it - and Google and others hope to join it. Google parent company Alphabet , which announced its Project Loon in 2013 to use solar-powered, high-altitude balloons to provide internet service in remote regions, said in an FCC filing it was working to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico . (more...)

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