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Activision has a patent on using matchmaking to sell microtransactions Activision has a patent on using matchmaking to sell microtransactions
- October 18, 2017

Another section of the patent explains that the engine would drop a player who had just bought a weapon in to a game with another player who is highly profeccient with the same weapon, "giving the player an impression that the particular weapon was a good purchase". (more...)
Quarterly EPS analysis of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
- October 18, 2017

CMCSA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Utah Retirement Systems increased Ball Corp (NYSE:BLL) stake by 32,202 shares to 63,404 valued at $2.68M in 2017Q2. Ratings analysis reveals 80% of SPS Commerce's analysts are positive. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 25th. (more...)
QS University Rankings: Asia 2018 QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
- October 18, 2017

It is the only one among top institutes that has somewhat maintained its position, going up by one rank from a year ago. Among the six Korean universities in the top 20, KAIST and Sungkyunkwan were the only ones to see their rankings rise this year. (more...)
US President celebrates Diwali; Recalls his strong relationship with PM Modi US President celebrates Diwali; Recalls his strong relationship with PM Modi
- October 18, 2017

Trump noted that the diya is typically lit by families in their homes. As part of Diwali celebrations, homes will be cleaned and decorated, while people dress up in their new attires. Trump's daughter Ivanka also attended the festivities. Sen. In his remarks, Trump said Indian-American neighbours and friends have made incredible contributions to the country - and to the world. (more...)
Porsche Boxster and Cayman get a GTS-shaped kick Porsche Boxster and Cayman get a GTS-shaped kick
- October 18, 2017

In the past GTS has come to mean high performance, and this isn't changing. Both 718 GTS models are powered by the turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder boxer engine that generates 365 horsepower. A set of 20-inch black satin wheels complete the look. As any GTS vehicle should (we're looking at you, 911 GTS), the sports seats and interior are trimmed with a healthy dose of alcantara, and Porsche's "Track Precision App" can record your track day laps and driving data straight to your phone. (more...)
Session Recap: Viewing Unusual Volume for Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD)
- October 18, 2017

The company has market cap of $616.50 million. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.18 on October 13, reaching $134.09. British Columbia Investment Management Corp acquired 156,617 shares as Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM)'s stock declined 24.00%. (more...)
Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer, Pre-Load Time Revealed Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer, Pre-Load Time Revealed
- October 18, 2017

Bungie also confirmed on Twitter that that Destiny 2 for PC will be available to pre-load starting on October 18. Destiny 2's framerate will be uncapped on the PC, offering a more fluid performance than the console versions could ever hope for. (more...)
WhatsApp announces encrypted location sharing
- October 18, 2017

While dealing with huge competition in the market, the messaging service has managed to remain on the top despite the pressure. WhatsApp says this feature is secure with end-to-end encryption. So if this is something you'll want to use, keep an eye out for it. Moreover, users will also be able to stop the location sharing at any given point in time. (more...)
Sony's new label Unties will publish Switch games Sony's new label Unties will publish Switch games
- October 18, 2017

Today's press release indicates that Unties will specifically look to discover games with unique features that offer something special in a sea of all-too-similar titles, but more interestingly is that Sony Music Entertainment's Unties isn't a PlayStation-only platform. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 images revealed, nearly ready Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 images revealed, nearly ready
- October 18, 2017

There are a lot of other tablets that you can buy in the same price range with similar specifications, but Samsung has implemented Bixby Home and Bixby Voice features in the Galaxy Tab Active 2, which makes this an interesting device. Noteworthy features include a maximum brightness of 480 nits (for reference, the Pixel XL's screen gets up to 393 nits), IP68 water and dust resistance, an S Pen, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, dual-band gigabit WLAN (read: 802.11ac WiFi), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and ... (more...)
Company Hid Breach Of Bug Tracking Database In 2013 — Microsoft Hacked Company Hid Breach Of Bug Tracking Database In 2013 — Microsoft Hacked
- October 17, 2017

Microsoft's internal database of known software vulnerabilities, which included details of flaws in both its software and software made by others, was hacked in 2013, according to a new report . "As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion", the company said on February 22, 2013. (more...)
ZTE Axon M has two displays and costs $725 on AT&T ZTE Axon M has two displays and costs $725 on AT&T
- October 17, 2017

ZTE isn't afraid to experiment with new ideas when it comes to smartphones, and today, it's proving that with the debut of the ZTE Axon M - the first dual-screen smartphone we've seen in years. ZTE is including Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, but the company is planning on rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo at some point in the future. The Axon M has two screens which means it should offer more productivity compared to a single screen device. (more...)
Braid Chopping: EJAC, traders protest in Bandipora Braid Chopping: EJAC, traders protest in Bandipora
- October 17, 2017

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, "So far, people of Kashmir have only witnessed tall claims and hollow assurances on the part of police without any tangible progress in apprehending the elements involved in these incidents", KMS reported. (more...)
BSNL, Micromax launch Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone at Rs 2200 BSNL, Micromax launch Bharat 1 4G VoLTE feature phone at Rs 2200
- October 17, 2017

Connectivity includes 4G VoLTE and Dual Sim support. Users will also get the option to watch live TV on the Bharat 1. The Micromax and BSNL collaborations will offer users with the low-priced data that means enjoying the unlimited call and internet services at an affordable price of Rs 97/- every month. (more...)
Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One
- October 17, 2017

Here are all the important things that are included in the download, which is now available to be installed for all Xbox One gamers. The Xbox One Fall update focuses on personalization ; the major change here is the revamping of the Home Screen. (more...)
Apple ordered to pay $439m for infringing VirnetX patents
- October 17, 2017

Apple reportedly plans to appeal the Court's decision on the case, and if the Court rules in their favor, they could substantially reduce the amount of money they have to pay or even be left off the hook legally and financially. This only adds to the potential final tally, which was originally broken because it was too much at over $600 million. "We believe this established per device rate for security is very reasonable and will greatly assist us with our domestic and global licensing ... (more...)
Microsoft Outlook for Windows, Mac to get major design overhaul Microsoft Outlook for Windows, Mac to get major design overhaul
- October 17, 2017

This is one part of our overall coverage for the release and you can visit Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Review Central for links to all of the other elements of our post-release content. Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are basically web apps - written using web languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript - that function nearly identically to native apps, for instance, able to work offline and be installed on your PC. (more...)
Game of Thrones scripts being kept secret from cast
- October 17, 2017

That is a big problem for the company, which is hoping that fans will sign up for one of its own services to get access to the episodes. Tens of millions of fans across the globe are ready. And while, sure, that will probably prevent script-leaks (we think!) won't that-you know-totally affect the actor's performances? Actors are actually equipped with earpieces in each scene and they're given their dialogues line by line. (more...)
Google Chrome now gets enhanced cleanup engine and Hijacking detection (Download)
- October 17, 2017

As a redesigned version of the standalone Chrome Cleanup tool that needed to be downloaded separately, the new feature is integrated within Chrome for Windows. "For three decades, ESET has developed a number of security solutions that allow users to safely enjoy their technology and to mitigate a variety of cyber threats". (more...)
Witcher maker CD Projekt RED responds to negative Glassdoor reviews Witcher maker CD Projekt RED responds to negative Glassdoor reviews
- October 17, 2017

The teaser trailer dropped in January 2013, and over four years later, we don't have a lot of solid info. We'll report back as the situation develops. The Polish video game company CD Projekt Red is known for running the digital distribution platform GOG.com and producing the massively popular The Witcher franchise. (more...)

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