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- October 09, 2016

The Touch controllers fit naturally in the hand and include many features not available on HTC Vive's remote, including the ability to see movement of fingers in Virtual Reality and pressure sensitivity on the handle, noted the firm. The company launched Oculus Avatars , a persistent, custom social identity that can be used for social interactions, and Oculus Parties, which enables up to eight people to interact with each other in Oculus Rooms, a virtual physical room. (more...)
Gym training to become more efficient; catch bonuses to be added Gym training to become more efficient; catch bonuses to be added
- October 09, 2016

In a report by Forbes , the latest update to the cult app game focuses on the use of medals players earn as achievements after finishing specific objectives. Plus, "the CP of the Pokémon you are training against may be temporarily adjusted lower during your training session to generally match your Pokémon's battle capabilities". (more...)
Oculus Connect Big Announcements: Touch Controller and Wireless VR Headset
- October 09, 2016

Oculus made the announcement at its Connect developers event this week. With the Oculus Touch controllers, you can customize your avatar's face, clothes, hairstyle, and accessories. Soon, Facebook will offer a virtual reality app that lets you and your friends go surfing, scuba diving, .even visiting Mars anytime you want! The company announced that the Oculus Touch controllers, akin to HTC's Vive controllers perhaps, would be available to preorder from 10 October. (more...)
John McCain Pulls Support From Donald Trump After Lewd Comments John McCain Pulls Support From Donald Trump After Lewd Comments
- October 09, 2016

I've never withdrawn in my life". The Clinton was campaign was quick to address the recording on Twitter . Mike Pence, the IN governor who is the GOP candidate for vice president, said he can not condone or defend his running mate's comments about women. (more...)
Samsung Makes Statements on Replaced Galaxy Note 7 Phones Catching Fire
- October 09, 2016

The latest incident also raises questions about the future of the Note 7 itself, a phone that before reports of exploding batteries surfaced, had generated glowing reviews. As for T-Mobile, it is accepting what it considers as a "remorse return" from customers who want to get a full refund and buy a different device within 14 days that they purchased their Samsung phablet. (more...)
Samsung under fire for exploding washing machine Samsung under fire for exploding washing machine
- October 09, 2016

If you are on you way home from returning your Samsung Galaxy Note that burst into flames, you may want to check your washing machine. Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones, said yesterday it is in talks with a United States watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines. (more...)
Clinton to stay mum on Trump groping video until debate
- October 09, 2016

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, had previously said he wouldn't endorse Trump. "(Clinton's) path to 270 electoral votes mainly lies through other states, mainly states like Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania, perhaps even, in terms of securing the win for her I look at Florida and North Carolina as the states that if she can win one of those, there's basically no way Trump can win", said Geoffrey Skelley, an associate editor for Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia ... (more...)
Hurricane Matthew could damage billions of dollars' worth of United States property
- October 09, 2016

Matthew, the first major hurricane to hit the USA head on in more than a decade, triggered mass evacuations along the coast from Florida through Georgia and into SC and North Carolina . Florida officials are calling anyone who decided not to evacuate "fools" and "idiots", and can not stress enough that this is an extremely unsafe storm with a potentially disastrous impact on the state. (more...)
Sombra, Leaked Overwatch Picture and Details Sombra, Leaked Overwatch Picture and Details
- October 09, 2016

This is no trick, as the Xbox Store seems to have accidentally posted details about the upcoming Halloween Terror event. As for details on Sombra, who is described as a "notorious hacker", clear pictures of the character were posted on image-sharing sites like Imgur and DeviantArt, but it's not clear if this is part of an ongoing alternate reality game (ARG) that's created to serve as her introduction to the game. (more...)
Kohli hits double ton as India decimate Kiwi attack Kohli hits double ton as India decimate Kiwi attack
- October 09, 2016

After Tea though a exhausted shot got him LBW for 211 but by now he had got to his highest Test score and also ensured that India had got what they wanted. The skipper also became the first Indian batsman since Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 to score two double-tons in a year. Rahane was eventually dismissed for 188 off 381 balls, studded with 18 fours and four sixes. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid
- October 09, 2016

People across southwest Haiti were digging through the wreckage of their homes Friday, salvaging what they could of their meager possessions after devastating Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of people in the impoverished country. That description of a freight train is pretty accurate. McCrory said at a press conference that "this is a very, very serious and deadly storm". But the legacy of the 9-day-old hurricane has still not been determined as it continues to follow the US coastline ... (more...)
Another Samsung product is reportedly exploding; Top-loading washers
- October 09, 2016

Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones, said yesterday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines. In a statement published on Samsung's website , the company advised customers with affected machines to wash "bedding, bulky, or water-resistant materials" at a lower spin speed to lessen "the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine ... (more...)
Georgia's governing party ahead in parliament election count
- October 09, 2016

Georgian Dream declared victory shortly after polls closed. The ENM was founded by Ivanishvili's rival, former President Mikheil Saakashvili. In all, 25 parties or groupings are competing for the 77 seats that will be chosen by party-list voting, or proportional representation; more than 800 candidates are vying for the 73 single-district seats. (more...)
Goffin completes Cilic hat-trick to reach Japan Open final
- October 09, 2016

I rely on my serve more, but I want to work to become as athletic as he is and also be an entertainer like him". Fittingly, Kyrgios served an ace down the middle to take the title. "Last year I was losing a lot of tiebreaks". "The way I returned today got me a lot of break points". "Nick has a fantastic serve and big forehand so it's not easy", Goffin said of Kyrgios, who had not lost a single service game this week going into his semifinal against Monfils. (more...)
Samsung to examine smartphone that caught fire on USA plane Samsung to examine smartphone that caught fire on USA plane
- October 09, 2016

All passengers and crew were evacuated and no injuries were reported, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson said . According to Green, the phone was letting off a "thick grey-green angry smoke". As earlier, Samsung stopped selling its Galaxy Note 7 , because it catches fire due to its battery issue. As reported by USA Today and The Verge , Brian Green picked up his replacement Galaxy Note 7 from an AT&T retail store on September 21. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall In S.C.; 'Serious Inland Flooding' Reported
- October 09, 2016

Wind gusts of more than 100 kph were reported in SC. Ahead of an expected landfall Saturday, Hurricane Matthew brought floods and strong winds to South Carolina's Lowcountry region, pouring rain into an area that now faces a unsafe storm surge. (more...)
Audi launches limited edition of Q3 Audi launches limited edition of Q3
- October 09, 2016

The Audi Q3 Dynamic Edition is based on the top-of-the-line variant of the SUV and comes loaded with all other features, which include, Parking System Plus with a rear camera, Audi's MMI with built-in navigation as well as the Audi sound system with phone connectivity. (more...)
France's Hollande warns against veto of Syria UN resolution
- October 09, 2016

Without the Russian veto, the measure would have passed. On the occasion, China and Angola abstained from voting while Venezuela and Russian Federation were the only countries to vote against the resolution. Speaking directly to Russian Federation representative Vitaly Churkin, Mr Rycroft said: "Your veto today, Mr President, has only confirmed what we have known for so long". (more...)
Jamaica: Hurricane Matthew - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) n° MDRJM004 Jamaica: Hurricane Matthew - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) n° MDRJM004
- October 09, 2016

Matthew is indeed a powerful storm with maximum sustained wind speeds of 125 miles per hour, and it's expected to strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in Florida Friday morning. Our tools for pulling out a climate change connection to individual weather events - a field called "weather attribution" - are also rapidly improving. (more...)
Broncos rookie Paxton Lynch to start Sunday
- October 09, 2016

The Falcons (3-1) bring the league's top offence to Denver but a defence that's next-to-last against the pass and 30th overall, ahead of only New Orleans and Oakland. "A great defense always helps", running back C.J. Anderson said, "and then the 10 guys on offense doing their job to make the quarterback's job easier". (more...)

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