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Horizon: Zero Dawn On PS4 Frame Rate Could Be Disappointing Horizon: Zero Dawn On PS4 Frame Rate Could Be Disappointing
- February 23, 2017

With Horizon Zero Dawn set to launch at the end of this month, February 28, 2017, exclusively for the PlayStation 4, take a look at our latest installment of Before You Buy. For the facial animations the game developer used motion capture technology to capture nearly 15 hours of dialog. What this means is that instead of having a computer guessing what the mouth should be doing for certain words, they recorded the movements of the voice actors themselves to make it match better while ... (more...)
Can Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Show Upward Trend after Earnings?
- February 23, 2017

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 19.04, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average. It has a past 5-day performance of 2.48 percent and trades at an average volume of 17.59M shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.95, for a total transaction of $671,493.15. (more...)
Elder Scrolls 6 Not Delayed Due To Fallout 4 VR Elder Scrolls 6 Not Delayed Due To Fallout 4 VR
- February 23, 2017

That assumption is indeed correct, according to Bethesda director Todd Howard's interview with Glixel . "They're not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout , and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout ". (more...)
KTM launches three new BS-IV variants--Duke, 390, 250 & 200 KTM launches three new BS-IV variants--Duke, 390, 250 & 200
- February 23, 2017

It retains the 373.27cc motor that now makes 43.5PS of power at 9,000rpm and generates 37Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. There is a bigger 13-litre fuel tank in place of 11.5 litre unit. Designed on the lines of the bigger Dukes, the 250 Duke shows its racing genes with 30PS power, slipper clutch and an ultralight chassis which with the newly developed bolt-on subframe allows the 250 Duke to slice through bends and traffic with precision. (more...)
Majority Of Americans Are Worried About War
- February 23, 2017

Trump. Trump's favorability rating is the lowest since he took office with a negative 39 - 55 percent rating. But as Trump started actually doing stuff - running a transition, hiring people, issuing half-baked executive orders, firing his national security adviser after less than a month - the share of Americans willing to call him a good leader has steadily declined. (more...)
Huawei P10 press renders leak ahead of MWC 2017 launch Huawei P10 press renders leak ahead of MWC 2017 launch
- February 23, 2017

Further, the company has now confirmed that both the upcoming devices will come with Huawei's latest EMUI 5.1, reveals the latest teaser. The Huawei P10 has been leaked in the past too, and while a horrendous green version was spotted a few days ago, today's leak looks a little bit more elegant. (more...)
There's Already a Game Too Big to Install on the Nintendo Switch
- February 23, 2017

However, the process for ensuring you have all your boxes ticked to get a Nintendo Switch account ready for the upcoming console can be confusing. In a press release , GameStop encouraged those unable to snag a console early to attend their "midnight launch events". One card would b sufficient if the games to be bought for Nintendo Switch would be just two or three medium sized games. (more...)
Twitter Launches Custom Profiles For Customer Service Accounts
- February 23, 2017

Twitter is introducing custom profiles for businesses in order to personalize the customer support experience within direct messages on its platform. Twitter's first partner on the project is T-Mobile. Talking to a company's customer support rep isn't often a pleasurable experience, and sometimes it's made even more automated and less personal when getting replies from a nondescript "support" or "help" social media or email account without a face or name. (more...)
EC warns Nadella to do more on Windows 10 privacy
- February 23, 2017

Microsoft's official blog announced that they will carry the changes in the next Creators Update which intends to roll out soon. The Focused Inbox feature coming to the Windows 10 Mail app learns what's important by analyzing which contacts you interact with frequently, as well as the type of content involved. (more...)
Tesla expects to volume production of Model 3 by September
- February 23, 2017

According to Tesla, it needs to invest $2-$3 billion before the production of Model 3 begins. This year's bill does not place specific limits on how many locations Tesla might open. The shares climbed 1.6 percent to $278 as of 4:16 p.m.in NY after the close of regular trading. However, the company has been burning through cash, losing $448 million from operating activities in last year's fourth quarter while planning additional capital expenses of $2 billion to $2.5 billion before the ... (more...)
'Demonetisation to spark VC interest in Indian fintech firms' 'Demonetisation to spark VC interest in Indian fintech firms'
- February 23, 2017

She said the Irish fintech market also remained strong throughout the year. After 2015's record-setting global funding to fintech companies, 2016 experienced a decline in the market with an nearly fifty percent slide in fintech investment. (more...)
Scientists Discover 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Nearby Star
- February 23, 2017

Earlier this month, for instance, scientists who were observing 1,600 stars using the W.M. Keck Observatory, reported the discovery of 60 new planets, including one super-Earth, outside of the solar system . According to Science Alert , researchers believe Trappist-1 and its orbiting exoplanets to be a "sister solar system" to our own because the planets are of similar mass, have a comparably rocky make-up and, notably, all have surface temperatures that could sustain life. (more...)
NASA Exoplanet Discovery Commemorated in Thursday's Google Doodle
- February 23, 2017

Because of the way they have evolved, these planets are potentially very water-rich, Michael Gillon , lead author of the paper and astrophysicist at the University of Liege, Belgium, said at the briefing. The planets are much closer to each other than those in our solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope is being used to look at atmospheres around the planets while the TRAPPIST-1 is of sheer importance for future study of these exoplanets . (more...)
Alien solar system discovered with Earth-sized habitable exoplanets Alien solar system discovered with Earth-sized habitable exoplanets
- February 23, 2017

All seven of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits are closer to their host star than Mercury is to the sun. The exciting find, which is the largest amount of Earth-like planets in one star system, was made by the Liverpool Telescope, which is actually based on La Palma in the Canary Islands, and backed up by observations from Nasa's orbiting Spitzer telescope . (more...)
Gigantic Worm With Snapping Jaws Lived 400 Million Years Ago Gigantic Worm With Snapping Jaws Lived 400 Million Years Ago
- February 23, 2017

Researchers from the University of Bristol, Lund University and the Royal Ontario Museum stumbled across the ancient fossil, left forgotten in a drawer, during their recent research work in the museum. The specimens were collected in Ontario in 1994 and had been stored away and not previously studied. Among living worm species, W. armstrongi is comparable to Eunice aphroditois, commonly known as the Bobbit worm. (more...)
Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc around the globe: research Atmospheric rivers wreak havoc around the globe: research
- February 23, 2017

Atmospheric rivers are weather systems that move high concentrations of water vapor outside of the tropics. The so-called atmospheric rivers soaked California this winter, and played a crucial role in ending the state's epic drought. While beneficial for the water supplies in the western US, these events can wreak havoc on travel, bring deadly mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. (more...)
Angelique Kerber tops Monica Puig, advances to quarterfinals in Dubai Angelique Kerber tops Monica Puig, advances to quarterfinals in Dubai
- February 23, 2017

The German saw off Olympic champion Monica Puig 6-2 6-3 to book her place in the last eight to avenge her defeat against the Puerto Rican star in the Olympic final in Rio past year. If Kerber is successful in adding her name to the honour roll of Dubai champions, she will also regain her number one ranking from Serena Williams, a ranking she first achieved in September 2106 and held for twenty weeks. (more...)
WhatsApp Debuts New Snapchat-Like 'Status' Feature WhatsApp Debuts New Snapchat-Like 'Status' Feature
- February 23, 2017

The Facebook-owned app is expanding the amount of features it has. It supports end-to-end encryption of Status posts, letting you securely share your life without having to worry about privacy . The clicked photos and videos can also be customised by adding overlays such as drawings, emojis or caption. Select a GIF, trim it down if you need to, and share just as you would a regular, boring, photo or video. (more...)
Neighborhoods underwater after extreme flooding in San Jose
- February 23, 2017

Officials issued mandatory evacuations for 300 homes in the neighborhood, where water was waist-high in some streets, said city spokesman David Vossbrink. Thousands were forced from their homes Tuesday night when Coyote Creek overflowed its banks. "In the history of San Jose, I don't know if its been bigger, but this is probably in the top 10", Matlow said. (more...)
'Sinking like a rock': Trump's approval rating keeps plummeting
- February 23, 2017

A majority of Americans disapprove of the job that Trump has done as president in his first month, according to recent polls. Among independents, Trump's approval rating was 38 percent compared to disapproval ratings of 55 percent. However, 64 percent said that Trump is a strong person and 58 percent believe that he is intelligent. Vice President Mike Pence gets a split 41 - 40 percent favorability. (more...)

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