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Nintendo NX games console to launch in March 2017, Report
- April 30, 2016

Nintendo just announced that their next generation console, the Nintendo NX , will be launching in March of 2017. " Fire Emblem " and " Animal Crossing " franchises are getting their own mobile games that are slated to be released this fall, according to Nintendo . (more...)
Tim Peake Runs London Marathon All The Way From Space!
- April 30, 2016

Head of Guinness Records, Marco Frigatti said "Tim has captured the hearts and minds of the nation since his mission on board the International Space Station began past year". Meanwhile, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge retained the men's title of the London Marathon with a second fastest time in the event so far. "I've done a few half marathons, but I'm sure there will be a few points where I wish I'd done a bit more training". (more...)
Facebook Announces First Quarter Earnings And Exceeds Expectations
- April 30, 2016

Mobile ads represented roughly 82% of advertising revenue for the first quarter , up from 73% of advertising revenue a year ago. This increase is mainly attributed to mobile ads. Mark Zuckerberg is all set to consolidate his control over Facebook following the institution of a new class of shares. "That means investing in areas like spreading connectivity, building artificial intelligence and developing virtual and augmented reality". (more...)
Being In Space Is No Excuse To Miss The London Marathon Being In Space Is No Excuse To Miss The London Marathon
- April 30, 2016

And while Peake's performance is remarkable for a space marathon, he came far behind the time recorded by the victor of the race on Earth. Despite facing his own epic challenge, Peake took time out to show his support to those running the gruelling route in spacesuits. (more...)
Huawei Honor 5C launched in China for $140 Huawei Honor 5C launched in China for $140
- April 30, 2016

The Chinese company touts that the handset supports LTE Cat. It has a 5.2-inch display with a full-HD resolution, which is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. One particularity is that the Huawei Honor 5C 4G variant costs a tad bit more, at the equivalent of $155 instead of $139 for the regular model. In terms of dimensions, the Honor 5C measures 147.1 x 73.8 x 8.3mm and weighs in at 156 grams. (more...)
Facebook in class of its own as ad revenue soars
- April 30, 2016

In the quarter ending on March 31, Facebook saw its year-on-year total revenue increase 52-percent, hitting $5.3 billion in comparison to the same quarter last year ($3.5 billion). If shareholders approve the measure, existing shareholders will receive two shares of new Facebook class C stock for each share of FB they previously held. (more...)
Facebook beats Q1 EPS by 24 percent on $5.38B in revenue
- April 30, 2016

Profits were up almost 200%, also topping expectations. As of March, the social media company had 1.65 billion users. Daily active users on mobile saw a 24-percent increase to 989 million on average. Monthly active users: 1.65 billion vs. 1.62 billion expected. "That indicates Facebook may be adding users in the developing world faster than it's able to effectively monetize them", TechCrunch wrote. (more...)
How Facebook's Stock Split Lets Mark Zuckerberg Keep Control
- April 29, 2016

Revenues for the period that ended on 31 March hit $5.4 billion, up 57 per cent from the year-ago quarter, when Facebook reported just $3.3 billion. Daily active users (DAUs) reached a staggering 1.1 billion in March 2016, a 16% increase year-over-year, while monthly active users (MAUs) climbed to 1,65 billion at the end of the quarter. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Smartwatch confirmed for this year Xiaomi Mi Smartwatch confirmed for this year
- April 29, 2016

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi which made its entry into the wearable market with the pocket-change Mi Band has confirmed the existence of a smartwatch from the company. It is also launching a smartwatch for children called the Mituwatch, Android Headlines reports , that can track your kid and comes with an SOS button. (more...)
Samsung and CodeEnvy release Artik IDE for IoT Samsung and CodeEnvy release Artik IDE for IoT
- April 29, 2016

Samsung wants to get its memory, processors and other components in more of those connected devices. Samsung launched the platform yesterday at the 2016 Samsung Developer Conference taking place in San Francisco. It will also work with Web services like Twitter and Instagram. This plays into Samsung's "grand plan to equip homes with Internet-connected appliances like refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and bulbs starting next year". (more...)
Game of Thrones Season 6: Series ending soon, revealed by showrunners Game of Thrones Season 6: Series ending soon, revealed by showrunners
- April 29, 2016

So, is Jon Snow (Kit Harington) really dead? This season will be the first that takes place entirely after the events portrayed in the book series on which the show is based, A Song of Ice and Fire . "Just because I've had a very good opportunity and my foot is in the door doesn't mean my career is going to last forever", she says . There's always the big picture to worry about, too. (more...)
Could Fiorina Help Cruz Win California Delegates? Could Fiorina Help Cruz Win California Delegates?
- April 29, 2016

That's all women but, with a number that high, he's not winning over Republican women. Carly Fiorina, a former 2016 presidential contender who joined the Cruz ticket Wednesday, said on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that Trump has more in common with Democrat Hillary Clinton than conservative Republicans. (more...)
Here's an extended look at DOOM's single-player campaign Here's an extended look at DOOM's single-player campaign
- April 29, 2016

One thing they do note is that if you do manage to beat the game rather quickly there's an Ultra Nightmare mode where players will have to deal with perma-death if they bite the dust. After all, in order to make sure that Ultra Nightmare is fully functional to the bitter end, the id Software team would need to have at least finished it once for the sake of properly testing its overall quality. (more...)
HTC working on two Google Nexus devices (S1 and M1)
- April 28, 2016

Even though no one knows the final name of Android N (rumor has it that Google will let users decide it in online poll), the new update should be released to the public sometime by the end of the summer. Finally, this device is running new Android N software. But it adds that the codenames are not meant to be marketed which could mean that the second HTC Nexus device may actually be codenamed 'Sailfish '. (more...)
Microsoft to announce new Xbox, controller and Microsoft to announce new Xbox, controller and "something big" at E3 2016
- April 28, 2016

In addition to the hardware announcements, it is believed that Microsoft will use their E3 press briefing to discuss their efforts in integrating the Xbox One and Windows 10 more deeply. Microsoft is looking at creating experiences which Sony can't emulate with the PlayStation, taking advantage of the fact that both the Xbox and PCs run on Windows. (more...)
Tesla Model S nearing pure-electric range breakthrough
- April 28, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) builds only two models, and last year sold 50,000 vehicles while GM, Ford and Daimler all have widely disparate product lines and every year sell millions of vehicles. "That actually has a cash impact when the cars show up less at the service centers". The cost of first-year fix claims as well as the amount of money in reserves for future warranty repairs both have been reduced, said Tesla in a statement to Reuters . (more...)
Microsoft CEO claims four in five enterprise customers piloting Windows 10
- April 28, 2016

Office commercial products and cloud services revenue grew 7 per cent in constant currency and Office consumer products and cloud services revenue 6 per cent. The global business of Microsoft was hurt by a strong US dollar, as well as declining PC sales. Revenues in Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud Group, which includes Server products, Azure and Enterprise Mobility, grew 8pc to $6.1bn. (more...)
OnePlus 3 rumours: Two variants, 6GB RAM and more OnePlus 3 rumours: Two variants, 6GB RAM and more
- April 28, 2016

According to TechnoBuffalo , it may be possible that the OnePlus 3 will be a full lineup with at least two versions, as this has been the recent norm in flagship releases. Fresh benchmarks have appeared on GFXBench and GeekBench, and indicate that the Chinese firm may roll out the OnePlus 3 in multiple variants. Unlike the OnePlus 2, hopes are high that the next flagship will come with a microSD card slot. (more...)
Chris Hemsworth's dumb character in Chris Hemsworth's dumb character in "Ghostbusters" gets featurette
- April 28, 2016

This new "Ghostbusters" featurette introduces us to Chris Hemsworth's clueless yet adorable character Kevin. Earlier this week we got some colourful new character posters, and today brings a hilarious vignette that focuses on Hemsworth's goofy receptionist Kevin. (more...)
United Kingdom astronaut runs virtual London Marathon
- April 28, 2016

British astronaut Tim Peake ran the London Marathon on a treadmill aboard the International Space Station. A Guinness World Records official was monitoring Peake's run from the European Space Agency's headquarters in Cologne, Germany. After finishing his run, Peake tweeted: 'Congratulations to everyone in #LondonMarathon & #teamastronaut . This time, he finished in about 3 hours and 35 minutes . (more...)

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