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Knack PS4 Pro vs PS4 Performance Comparison Knack PS4 Pro vs PS4 Performance Comparison
- December 21, 2016

The Division's UI will run at 4K and gameplay at 1080p after update. Over this past weekend, the State of the Game livestream from Ubisoft and Massive revealed that the title would be getting PS4 Pro support this week. The Survival DLC for the game was released nearly a month ago and after staying exclusive to PC and Xbox One for a long time it has now finally made its way on PlayStation 4. (more...)
Apple seeds macOS 10.12.3 beta 2 to developers
- December 21, 2016

Generally, Apple stops signing older iOS releases to prevent users from downgrading and being vulnerable to security holes that have since been patched. The upcoming tool is dubbed Prometheus and it can do just that but it still hasn't been released yet. The release notes for both iOS 10.2.1 beta 2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 2 don't mention any notable additions. (more...)
Interesting Facts About the Winter Solstice Tonight
- December 21, 2016

However our LGBT community celebrates the shortest day & longest night, whether alone or with family & friends in the northern hemisphere just remember that the southern hemisphere is basking in sunshine & enjoying the first day of summer. If you look at the distance of the sun above the horizon at solar noon , or 11:42 a.m. Wednesday morning, it will only be 24.2 degrees above the horizon - that's as high as it gets all day. (more...)
Free Mafia 3 DLC Adds Races, Car Customization Free Mafia 3 DLC Adds Races, Car Customization
- December 21, 2016

You heard that right, 10: "The six you earn through playing the game, the three cars those who own the Family Kick-Back have access to... and an unlockable 10th vehicle which we'll get to in a minute". Available in the game right now are 12 races; six are circuit lap races and the other six are point-to-point ones. Races become available after the first sit-down with the three lieutenants. (more...)
Three Broncos players earn Pro Bowl spots
- December 21, 2016

Griffen now ranks in the top 10 in the National Football League among defensive ends in sacks, total tackles , forced fumbles, sack yards, tackles for loss and quarterback hurries. Whether they're offensive stars, defensive playmakers, or special teams standouts, they all deserve this honor. But Cooks, at least in the receiving yards, and touchdown receptions department, has an argument. (more...)
Christmas comes early as Blade Runner 2049 releases its first teaser trailer Christmas comes early as Blade Runner 2049 releases its first teaser trailer
- December 21, 2016

In a first look at the forthcoming film, Warner Bros. Apart from the setting, fans will also get their first look on Gosling's Blade Runner attire as he encounters Ford's older Rick Deckard. Ridley Scott considered developing a sequel , tentatively titled Metropolis , and again announced his interest in developing the project while attending the San Diego Comic Con. (more...)
Quake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off coast of Indonesia Quake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes off coast of Indonesia
- December 21, 2016

The quake occurred in the Banda Sea off the coast of eastern Indonesia at a depth of at a depth of 180km, the Geoscience Australia Earthquakes reported. "We're on the third floor and it gave us a shake", said Darwin-based Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Chris Kent, who said the quake lasted several minutes. (more...)
Employee sues Google for running an "internal spying program"
- December 21, 2016

The protections in place to prevent leaking, according to this inside source, are also meant to keep proper authorities out of Google's hair and keep them from being accountable to the public for any ethical violations. Katz and Google used him as scapegoat to ensure that other employees continued to fall in line with the company's confidentiality polices, according to the complaint, which asks that the employee should not be asked "to self-publish" his name. (more...)
Marchers Condemned Atrocities In Syria At White House, Russian Ambassador's Residence Marchers Condemned Atrocities In Syria At White House, Russian Ambassador's Residence
- December 21, 2016

The city of Aleppo, roughly half of which was rebel-held, was essentially claimed by Assad's forces over the weekend. "Iran, Russia and Turkey express their readiness to facilitate and become the guarantors of the prospective agreement, being negotiated, between the Syrian Government and the opposition", read the statement. (more...)
HTC Teases Major Announcement for January 12, Right After CES 2017 HTC Teases Major Announcement for January 12, Right After CES 2017
- December 21, 2016

Those announcements are sometimes reserved for Mobile World Congress in February. Since the product is meant "for U", we are hoping for something great. Unfortunately, aside from a picture with the "U" letter on it, there aren't any additional details that could point out to what kind of device HTC is going to launch next month. (more...)
Finalists Announced for The Steam Awards
- December 21, 2016

The sale coincides with the voting for Valve's Steam Awards where gamers select their favorite games every day till 29 December. Details on all 12 awards set to be handed out are available in the blog post detailing the festivities. The contenders are Age of Empires II HD , The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , Sid Meier's Civilization V, Team Fortress 2 , and Terraria . It looks like PC players will have to prepare their wallets for later this week, as PayPal UK has just dropped the start ... (more...)
'Dragon Ball Super' Episode 72 Preview, Spoilers: Hit Going To Assassinate Goku?
- December 21, 2016

Who ordered Hit to assassinate Goku? Recent news and update pertaining to " Dragon Ball Super " episodes revealed the probable events that could unfold in the upcoming series. Come February, there has been talk that a new arc will take over the Japanese series. This time, a new story arc titled the Universe Survival Saga is about to begin. (more...)
Drone seizure latest sign of tougher times between US, China
- December 21, 2016

China seized the vehicle in worldwide waters, in one of the most serious confrontations between the powers in decades. The Obama administration says the United States does not take sides in the territorial disputes but wants to preserve freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, including for U.S. (more...)
San Francisco mayor names LAPD veteran as police chief San Francisco mayor names LAPD veteran as police chief
- December 21, 2016

A U.S. Justice Department review of the San Francisco Police Department in October found it had "outdated use of force policies" and disparities "in traffic stops, post-stop searches, and use of deadly force against minorities". The 52-year-old will replace interim Chief Toney Chaplin, also African-American, who took the job following Greg Suhr's resignation. Scott started working with the LAPD in 1989. (more...)
Blackberry ups full-year forecast despite revenue fall and growing losses Blackberry ups full-year forecast despite revenue fall and growing losses
- December 21, 2016

BlackBerry said it expects the software business to grow 30% for the fiscal year. The transformation has yet to eliminate BlackBerry's losses before adjustments. "This is the third consecutive quarter we have increased our EPS outlook , reflecting the traction we are achieving in our shift to a software business model". (more...)
Scientists use laser to unlock antimatter secrets
- December 21, 2016

This very first measurement allows us to compare hydrogen and antihydrogen with unprecedented precision - indeed, it is the most precise comparison of an atom and an antiatom ever made. then poof! "With its single proton and single electron, hydrogen is the most abundant, simple and well-understood atom in the Universe". In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they behaved any differently to atoms. (more...)
7-Eleven Made 77 Drone Deliveries
- December 21, 2016

Commercial drones still need to be approved before the companies can start using them as a way to deliver packages but 7-Eleven is off to a good start already. The deliveries are isolated to just Nevada for now, but 7-Eleven and Flirtey hopes to expand their drone services next year. Some companies are now testing their drones but the chain of convenience stores has already delivered 77 packages. (more...)
BlackBerry Share Value rises as Profit Outlook Increases
- December 21, 2016

Chen said software revenue would grow to around $640 million in the year ending March compared with $494 million the previous year. The Waterloo, Ontario-based firm's software revenues jumped to US$160 million in the three months ended November 30, while hardware sales plummeted. (more...)
Podesta suggests Trump allies colluded with Russian Federation on hacking Podesta suggests Trump allies colluded with Russian Federation on hacking
- December 21, 2016

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said all 17 USA intelligence agencies concluded the hacking was orchestrated by "Russia's senior-most officials", and Obama put it squarely in Putin's lap. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin at an event in China about the alleged hacking, telling him to "cut it out" or face "serious consequences". (more...)
You can now add background color to your Facebook posts You can now add background color to your Facebook posts
- December 21, 2016

A spokesperson for the social-media giant, stated, "We're rolling out a change to help people make their text posts more visual". The company may have lost hope in the text status. For that extent, the company launches another customization highlight that gives a chance to change the background shading that will appear on status. (more...)

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