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BlizzCon Just Got Hacked, Sombra Is Offically Here BlizzCon Just Got Hacked, Sombra Is Offically Here
- November 08, 2016

She's smart, she's sassy, and she's capable of thoroughly confusing those that get in her way via a medley of abilities. Sombra's primary weapon is an SMG with a short-range spread. The new maps will take players to the desert and to the Arctic, with Oasis and Eco Point, respectively. BlizzCon 2016 is in full swing , and this year's festivities included a major announcement: An official esports league for the smash-hit first-person shooter, " Overwatch ". (more...)
Edwards shines in rain
- November 08, 2016

With his fourth career win at Texas, Edwards joined points leader Jimmie Johnson as drivers locked into the championship-contending spots in Homestead. Rain fell during the national anthem of the scheduled 1 p.m. start and lasted roughly 30 minutes. "The rain came a little sooner than I wanted it to". (more...)
Samsung set to launch its own AI digital assistant with Galaxy S8 Samsung set to launch its own AI digital assistant with Galaxy S8
- November 08, 2016

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is submerged in water to demonstrate the water-resistant capability of the device during a media event in Seoul, South Korea , on Thursday, Aug. It said the AI assistant would allow customers to use third-party service seamlessly. The claim alleges Samsung was negligent because the company knew or should have known that the devices could harm consumers. (more...)
Class action lawsuit over Samsung Galaxy Note 7 filed
- November 08, 2016

But then, everything started to unravel, raising rumors that the company might roll out its Galaxy S8 early than usual to cover the losses due to Note 7. Samsung lost an estimated $5.3 billion when it discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 almost wiping out the company's last quarterly profit when they recalled the defective Note 7 twice. (more...)
A Samsung Galaxy J5 phone reportedly exploded in France A Samsung Galaxy J5 phone reportedly exploded in France
- November 08, 2016

Because of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung will allocated more time and more resources to the development of the Galaxy S8 than normal. The goal of Samsung Galaxy S8 latest feature obviously is to recoil back from the disaster of Galaxy Note 7 and to make it stand out from Samsung's other flagship devices. (more...)
De Blasio: 'Extraordinary' NYPD Security For Election Day Amid Terror Threats
- November 08, 2016

The presence of both White House contenders in the Big Apple on Election Night, combined with alleged terror threats against voters , has prompted officials to heighten security and ramp up NYPD presence across the city. In addition to the possible threats against the city, NYPD officials are preparing to make sure the polls run smoothly on Tuesday in what has been an divisive election season. (more...)
Chicago Cubs fans get 'a souvenir they can't throw away'
- November 08, 2016

The parade will wind through downtown and end roughly 7 miles south in Grant Park, where a rally is expected to start around noon CT. The Chicago Cubs' curse-breaking victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 reached 40 million viewers, making it the most-watched World Series game since 1991. (more...)
Elbowing each other all the way, Trump, Clinton near finish
- November 08, 2016

Bossie and officials with the Republican National Committee also argued that Republicans are outperforming expectations in early and absentee voting and Democrats are underperforming in Florida, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado , North Carolina and Ohio. (more...)
YouTube adds support for streaming HDR video YouTube adds support for streaming HDR video
- November 08, 2016

This means the content will be presented with better contrast and more vibrant colors. "Starting today , you can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices, such as HDR TVs with the new Chromecast Ultra, and soon on all 2016 Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs". (more...)
SpaceX aiming to return to flight next month: CEO Musk SpaceX aiming to return to flight next month: CEO Musk
- November 08, 2016

On Nov. 4, NASA released a letter from December 9, 2015 in which the International Space Station Advisory Committee raised the fueling process issue and requested details from NASA's officials. Now that the issue has been resolved, Musk says he expects the SpaceX to return to flight in mid-December. " SpaceX's efforts are now focused on two areas - finding the exact root cause, and developing improved helium loading conditions that allow SpaceX to reliably load Falcon 9", it states. (more...)
Android Auto now works on phones, not just infotainment systems Android Auto now works on phones, not just infotainment systems
- November 08, 2016

If you own a vehicle and a smartphone, would you consider using the new Android Auto app while you are driving? One of the downsides of the Android Auto mobile app is that its "always-on" mode drains your smartphone's battery life, although Mickey Kataria, director of product management for Maps and Android Auto , insists that using Android Auto would only drain battery life a "tiny bit more" than, say, running Maps in standard mode for an extended period of time. (more...)
Microsoft Selfie Now Available on Android; Enhances Your Selfies With Machine Vision Microsoft Selfie Now Available on Android; Enhances Your Selfies With Machine Vision
- November 08, 2016

Microsoft Selfie is available to download through the Google Play Store . Let us know in the comments! The company has finally released the app for the Android OS, nearly a year after its initial release. The technologies and innovations in this app have been in development for quite a while, with Microsoft working to get the recognition abilities spot-on before releasing the app. (more...)
Intel Flies 500 Drones at Same Time for World Record Intel Flies 500 Drones at Same Time for World Record
- November 08, 2016

In November 2015, the Santa Clara-based company set a Guinness World Record for the "Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) airborne simultaneously" at a musical performance in Tornesch, Germany. It's latest Guinness World Record-winning spectacle involves the use of 500 drones flying simultaneously, piloted by one person using a single laptop. (more...)
LG Commences G5 Rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat LG Commences G5 Rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat
- November 08, 2016

The new smartphone, GM 5, comes with 16GB of storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD) with dual sim support, according to Ausdroid . Rear shooter is a 13-megapixel unit with dual-LED flash, with the front camera being a 5 megapixel unit. (more...)
NASA astronaut casts lone vote from space NASA astronaut casts lone vote from space
- November 08, 2016

In fact, he says he is pretty much "apolitical" but that doesn't mean he doesn't think it's exciting to have voted from space. 'And I'll be glad to welcome the new president, whoever that is'. "The absentee ballot address is 'low-Earth orbit.' So I think that it's pretty fantastic that we're able to vote from up here, and I think it's incredibly important", Rubins said in an interview . (more...)
Donald Trump cries foul as Federal Bureau of Investigation clears Hillary Clinton in email probe Donald Trump cries foul as Federal Bureau of Investigation clears Hillary Clinton in email probe
- November 08, 2016

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton with a 5 percentage point lead over the NY businessman nationally - 44 percent to 39 percent support - while races in the swing states of Florida and North Carolina shifted from favoring Clinton to being too close to call. (more...)
Canadian Navy to probe 'lost-nuke' found off B.C's coast Canadian Navy to probe 'lost-nuke' found off B.C's coast
- November 08, 2016

In the book, Lost Nuke, The Last Flight of Bomber 075 , published earlier this year, author Dirk Septer retells the story of that last flight, summarizing it as a "Cold War Drama: "Just before midnight on February 13, 1950, three engines of a US Air Force B-36 intercontinental bomber caught fire over Canada's northwest coast". (more...)
Oracle set to finally seal $9.3bn Netsuite deal Oracle set to finally seal $9.3bn Netsuite deal
- November 08, 2016

Ellison owns almost 32 million shares of Netsuite, according to Factset, meaning he will walk away from the cash deal with about $3.48 billion. It went down to the wire, but in the end Oracle has managed to secure its acquisition of NetSuite. (more...)
Clinton, Trump campaigns make final NC push before Election Day
- November 08, 2016

On the heels of the FBI once again closing its Clinton email investigation, he said: "Now it's time for the American people to deliver justice at the ballot box". All of the five states are key states to keep an eye on in the USA election results. Clinton was to campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as Pittsburgh , Philadelphia and Raleigh, North Carolina . (more...)
'Ballot selfies' are your right 'Ballot selfies' are your right
- November 08, 2016

Think twice before taking a selfie from the voting booth on Tuesday. Arrests - if police made any - haven't been widely reported, and local law enforcement usually deal with more pressing issues when snapped photos are discovered online. "And, then they're going to check it to make sure it picks up everything". Castel wrote, "Not only would a preliminary injunction wreak havoc on election-day logistics, real concerns exist about the delays and privacy intrusions that ballot selfies could cause". (more...)

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