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The iPhone X Is Being Assembled By Student Interns Illegally, Says Report The iPhone X Is Being Assembled By Student Interns Illegally, Says Report
- November 21, 2017

However, they denied that the students who were working overtime were being forced to do so. Foxconn's services constructing devices for Apple also underwent intense scrutiny in 2010, when 14 employees committed suicide after allegedly being subjected to overly demanding work schedules, verbal abuse, and poor living conditions. (more...)
Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google
- November 21, 2017

Quartz's report details a practice in which Google was able to track user locations by triangulating which cell towers were now servicing a specific device. As a result, Google's parent company Alphabet whose original moto was "Don't be Evil, ' has access to consumer data that is at odds with users" privacy expectations. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 now available with 4GB RAM for CNY1999 Xiaomi Mi Note 3 now available with 4GB RAM for CNY1999
- November 21, 2017

One of them included 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, while the other offered the same amount of memory and 128GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 was originally announced back in September in Xiaomi's homeland, China, with 6GB of RAM, well, the company has just opted to release a 4GB RAM variant of the phone, and follow the Xiaomi Mi 6's lead, as the company launched a 4GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Mi 6 not long ago as well. (more...)
Skype Pulled From The China Apple App Store
- November 21, 2017

For nearly a month, Skype, the internet phone call and messaging service, has been unavailable on a number of sites where apps are downloaded in China, including Apple's app store in the country. The spokesperson also adds, " These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business ". It's unclear if Skype mobile apps will return to these app stores in the future. (more...)
Chinese internet giant Tencent surpasses Facebook in valuation Chinese internet giant Tencent surpasses Facebook in valuation
- November 21, 2017

The Hong Kong-listed internet giant, known for its WeChat messaging app and online games, saw shares rally to 420 Hong Kong dollars ($53.76) on Monday. Tencent is a sprawling business that spans gaming, social media, news and content. One of its key products is China's most popular messaging service, WeChat, which is now approaching 1 billion users. (more...)
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - V-Trigger II Teaser Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - V-Trigger II Teaser
- November 21, 2017

The trailer shows off new V-Triggers, giving every character new mix-ups, abilities, and combo extenders . It looks like Ryu has a powered-up parry move as his second V-Trigger, while we clearly see M. The new version will also include improvements to the game's user interface, as well as brand new modes, namely Arcade and Battle, that players will surely enjoy. (more...)
We got a good look at the interstellar asteroid and it's weird We got a good look at the interstellar asteroid and it's weird
- November 21, 2017

This suggests that Oumuamua could have been travelling through space, unattached to any star system, for hundreds of millions of years. This diagram shows the orbit of the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua as it passes through the solar system . (more...)
EA Changes Loot Crates in Need for Speed Amid Battlefront II Controversy EA Changes Loot Crates in Need for Speed Amid Battlefront II Controversy
- November 21, 2017

This comes shortly after EA made a decision to temporarily remove microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront 2 due to a huge backlash from the community. The same increase in rewards also extends to bait crates, which are the catalyst for police chases. Walke confirms that EA has been listening to community feedback, and that recent updates have been focused on improving player experience with progression, especially with regards to auto ownership. (more...)
Now Loading: Will the Battlefront II Microtransactions Fiasco Result in Long-Term Change? Now Loading: Will the Battlefront II Microtransactions Fiasco Result in Long-Term Change?
- November 20, 2017

Electronic Arts' decision to pull microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II just before the game's launch reportedly came in the wake of concerns from Disney . Although these loot crates can be obtained just by playing the game, players soon realized that with this system one could buy a lot of crates with real money to gain a major advantage in multiplayer, and the game would become a terrible "pay-to-win" experience. (more...)
'Impossible': Stallone's Ex Brigitte Nielsen Says Sex Assault Story is Fake 'Impossible': Stallone's Ex Brigitte Nielsen Says Sex Assault Story is Fake
- November 20, 2017

No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. The report noted that the girl was crying and sobbing when she recounted the story. The Daily Mail reports that she later signed a no prosecution form and the matter was dropped. According to the report, it all started when she and a friend met Stallone at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel where she was staying from July 18 to July 28. (more...)
Minecraft's Big Graphics Upgrade Will Be Delayed To 2018 Minecraft's Big Graphics Upgrade Will Be Delayed To 2018
- November 20, 2017

The Update Aquatic was announced at Minecon Earth , and is an overhaul of the entirety of the game's sea life, arriving in Spring 2018. Dolphins will likely be used to guide the players to wear treasures are hidden underwater. Instead, the biggest improvement (beyond the Better Together release) is The Update Acquatic, which refines underwater adventures. No specific dates in 2018 that we can expect, but Microsoft will probably share those details at a later date. (more...)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Will Be Available Later This Week Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Will Be Available Later This Week
- November 20, 2017

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp continues Nintendo's foray into mobile gaming, which began with Super Mario Run . As you raise your friendship levels between other campers, you'll be able to earn additional crafting items and other fun things to customize your campsite. (more...)
Google Lens now arriving to the Google Pixels and Pixel 2s Google Lens now arriving to the Google Pixels and Pixel 2s
- November 20, 2017

According to Google Forums, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 customers have experienced unusual image banding in their photos and videos, taken via front and rear cameras with LED flash. It will be able to identify it, look through the web for more information, and even launch other apps related to it. Google Lens was unveiled at the company's annual developer conference I/O 2017. (more...)
IMac Pro to possibly include always-on 'Hey Siri' IMac Pro to possibly include always-on 'Hey Siri'
- November 20, 2017

Apple now ships a custom ARM chip called the "T1" in its latest MacBook Pro models that feature Touch ID and the Touch Bar. The developer says that it appears that the A10 Fusion chips is always on and working, even when the iMac is turned off. (more...)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And Switch Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And Switch
- November 20, 2017

While there's a site dedicated to the game, it now only contains the video that was uploaded to YouTube, along with social media postings that you can share on your own pages, announcing the game's presence. Valkyria Chronicles 4 will return to the series' roots, including the BLiTZ battle system, unique art style, and even the return of composer Hitoshi Sakamoto. (more...)
Vivo V7 Launching in India Today Vivo V7 Launching in India Today
- November 20, 2017

It comes with 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. Vivo claims that the smartphone's front-facing camera comes with a 24-megapixel sensor having an aperture of f/2.0. The phone also has 16 megapixels rear camera with PDAF and F/2.0 aperture to offer excellent photo experience. The phone has the fingerprint sensor located on the back panel. (more...)
Dhadak: Ishaan Khatter's father defends charges of nepotism against Karan Johar Dhadak: Ishaan Khatter's father defends charges of nepotism against Karan Johar
- November 20, 2017

Karan Johar is no stranger to nepotism allegations having faced some high-profile rows. Today, the Student of the Year director took to his Twitter account and shared a fresh poster of Dhadak featuring Janhvi and Ishaan. His parents - Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azim - were not huge stars. To be helmed by Shashank Khaitan, the movie also stars superstar Shahid Kapoor's brother, Ishaan Khattar. (more...)
Cyberpunk 2077 dev promises Cyberpunk 2077 dev promises "no bullshit" with its game
- November 20, 2017

That remains to be seen, but now CD Projekt Red has told fans not to worry, as Cyberpunk 2077 will offer "honest gaming" instead of something slimy. That's because Polish developer CD Projekt RED has managed to build an incredibly strong reputation in the games industry both in terms of quality and trustworthiness with their previous games, the trilogy based on The Witcher . (more...)
Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again) Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)
- November 19, 2017

The month of October saw hardware sales top 1 million SKUs sold across the board. We've been Nintendo fans forever, and when we first saw the Switch, we couldn't wait to be a part of it. When docked, the Nintendo Switch version of the game seems to be coming head to head with both Sony's and Microsoft's consoles. Skyrim Nintendo Switch Edition has already been compared to all the other consoles and it runs so well that Youtuber Arekkz Gaming chose to do a side by side comparison with ... (more...)
Facebook Adds Trust Indicators for News Articles to Boost Real Journalism Facebook Adds Trust Indicators for News Articles to Boost Real Journalism
- November 19, 2017

Internet giants such as Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. have come under fire over the previous year the untrustworthy news that gets circulated on their platforms, but now the two companies and several others are joining a new initiative from The Trust Project aimed at helping users spot sketchy sources using " trust indicators ". (more...)

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