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Google previews Bristlecone, its new quantum computing chip Google previews Bristlecone, its new quantum computing chip
- March 06, 2018

Google has refined and developed its 9-qubit linear array technology to create Bristlecone, a 72 qubit quantum processor. If Google can achieve quantum supremacy , which it says it can "with 49 qubits, a circuit depth exceeding 40, and a two-qubit error below 0.5 percent", then it would regard the demonstration as a "watershed moment" for quantum computing research, justifying resources towards much larger devices. (more...)
UN Probe: Russia Behind Attack In Syria's Idlib UN Probe: Russia Behind Attack In Syria's Idlib
- March 06, 2018

Russian Federation meanwhile offered a safe passage to militants holed up in eastern Ghouta . But the United States directly accused Russian Federation of killing civilians. It reported clashes today in the northeast, centre and southeast of the enclave. The findings were reported by the U.N.'s Commission of Inquiry on Syria on Tuesday. (more...)
GTA VI Rumours Surface, Female Protagonist, Vice City Setting Touted GTA VI Rumours Surface, Female Protagonist, Vice City Setting Touted
- March 06, 2018

That said, all of this needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt as nothing has been confirmed by the publisher. In addition to Grand Theft Auto 6's potential Vice City setting, The Know's source has intimated that the forthcoming game could feature a female character as one of the main leads, which would be the first time in the series' history. (more...)
BMW M8: bold new Gran Coupe concept revealed BMW M8: bold new Gran Coupe concept revealed
- March 06, 2018

BMW's looking to bookend the top of its lineup with a proposed M8 Grand Coupe . This exclusive gold finish nods to the higher focus on luxury and exclusivity found in the 8-Series. At the front you've got a modern interpretation of BMW M's current design theme, with aggressive intakes and winglets in the sides, with wide and protruding kidney grilles enhancing the car's stance. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Confirmed by Gamestop Merchandise Listing Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Confirmed by Gamestop Merchandise Listing
- March 06, 2018

The Infected game mode will likely already be familiar to players of Modern Warfare 3 , Ghosts , Advanced Warfare , or Infinite Warfare , but only now has the mode arrived in BO3. We'll report as any new information is made available. At the time, the insider information was purely specualtion and rumor, but the GameStop listings seem to confirm that Treyarch's project is indeed the fourth entry in the Black Ops series. (more...)
Spotify Issues Warning To Users Pirating Premium Services Spotify Issues Warning To Users Pirating Premium Services
- March 06, 2018

It advises users their account is safe, but the offending apps must be uninstalled and the official, undoctored client installed in order to access the music streaming. Spotify offers both free and premium options to users. Now on Android, users can download a modded version of the Spotify app known as Dogfood. It listed 71 million paying subscribers and 159 million monthly active listeners as of December 2017. (more...)
The four-door Mercedes-AMG GT is finally here The four-door Mercedes-AMG GT is finally here
- March 06, 2018

Entry-level GT 53 models are powered by the recently-launched plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine with an electric motor for a total of 429hp (435PS). The flagship GT63S boasts prodigious outputs of 470kW and 900Nm, making it the most powerful application of AMG's venerated 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to date. (more...)
Porsche is on a Mission with all-electric E Cross Turismo Porsche is on a Mission with all-electric E Cross Turismo
- March 06, 2018

Called the Mission E Cross Turismo concept, it is described by the German auto maker's chairman Oliver Blume as a feasibility study created by a team of designers and engineers to examine if a market exists for such an outwardly sporting zero emission "cross utility vehicle". (more...)
Toyota race vehicle concept previews new Supra Toyota race vehicle concept previews new Supra
- March 06, 2018

The Supra concept was developed by Toyota's Gazoo Racing subsidiary. Toyota hasn't confirmed technical specs for the Supra road auto, which is expected to feature a choice of turbocharged four and six-cylinder engines mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. (more...)
Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuts with Level 5 automation Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuts with Level 5 automation
- March 06, 2018

The I.D. Vizzion is a fully autonomous vehicle exclusively, more of a home away from home for its owner/passengers. Based on the company's All-New Electric Architecture , the I.D. The hood is shorter than might be expected, however, with a deeper curve downward into a stylized but otherwise non-functional grille. Driving range is one of the most looked at performance metrics with respect to electric vehicles. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege Details Bans for Toxic Players Rainbow Six Siege Details Bans for Toxic Players
- March 06, 2018

Starting next week, we will be implementing an improvement on the system we have been using to ban players that use racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech , in game. Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege has been a hit since its release in December of 2015, reaching over 20 million users a year ago, and well exceeding 25 million players since then. (more...)
The shouts heard 'round the world as student activists protest gun violence The shouts heard 'round the world as student activists protest gun violence
- March 06, 2018

School security found a handgun and the school was briefly put on lockdown while police and security looked for the student's friend. Students from Chico High School , Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, and Chico State plan to walk out of their classrooms and march from their campuses into downtown Chico. (more...)
You can now order pizza from your new Pizza Hut SNEAKERS! You can now order pizza from your new Pizza Hut SNEAKERS!
- March 06, 2018

The left shoe, meanwhile, has its own button which comes pre-programmed to pause whatever show you're watching when the delivery driver arrives. Clearly these are created to be marketing gimmicks and it won't herald Pizza Hut's entrance into the sneaker industry. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid revealed at Geneva Motor Show Bentley Bentayga Hybrid revealed at Geneva Motor Show
- March 06, 2018

Visually, the Bentayga Hybrid doesn't differ much from the standard gasoline model. With the arrival of the plug-in model, Bentley now has two fuel-conserving variants in the Bentayga range, the other being the Bentayga Diesel . This device features "pressed eco-linen with bio-sourced thermosetting resin" and "a hot-pressure aluminium casting". Well Bentley has answered your call with the 2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. (more...)
Bill Cosby's retrial in April could see 19 women testify against him Bill Cosby's retrial in April could see 19 women testify against him
- March 06, 2018

O'Neill granted the lawyers pro hac vice admission, but without prejudice. Cosby, who entered the courtroom on the arm of his spokesman, is charged with drugging and molesting Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home. Cosby's lawyers say the evidence they've found shows he wasn't even in Pennsylvania during that time. The statute of limitations for the crime is 12 years. (more...)
YouTube uses AI to replace video background without green screen YouTube uses AI to replace video background without green screen
- March 05, 2018

If you're familiar with the green screen technique that lets creators insert whatever they want in the background , this feature should work the same, in real-time. Separating the background is an impressive feature in itself, but Google took it forward, by making a program to run on limited hardware on a smartphone rather than a desktop computer. (more...)
Mercedes Shows Off New C43 Coming to Geneva Mercedes Shows Off New C43 Coming to Geneva
- March 05, 2018

It uses the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 as before with an increased horsepower from 362 to 385- a 23-hp gain. Meanwhile, Mercedes is tipped to launch the base model with a 4.0-litre 604bhp twin-turbocharged V8 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive system, the magazine reports. (more...)
Nokia 9 2018 Price & Release Date Nokia 9 2018 Price & Release Date
- March 05, 2018

HMD is keeping the second half of the year, particularly sometime in August, to launch the Nokia 8 Pro which will be the company's main 2018 flagship, or at least one of them. Apart from this, a new Nokia smartphone with penta-lens modular was appeared a couple of times. The specifications of the Nokia 9 haven't been confirmed, though. (more...)
Google to launch Android P developer preview in mid-March Google to launch Android P developer preview in mid-March
- March 05, 2018

The mid-March timing would not be shocking of course as past year we saw the first developer preview of Android O on March 21st. Blass did not provide any additional details regarding the upcoming mobile operating system. The report also adds that AOSP entries found by XDADevelopers earlier suggest expanded security features that prevent apps from accessing the camera or microphone when they are in the background. (more...)
StarCraft 20-year anniversary celebration begins StarCraft 20-year anniversary celebration begins
- March 05, 2018

Overwatch fans are in for a treat these upcoming weeks because fan favorite Widowmaker is getting a new Kerrigan skin to celebrate Starcraft's 20th anniversary! Tune in on Twitch during the stream to earn a commemorative console skin for StarCraft II . (more...)

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