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Fire Emblem Echoes gets Massive Limited Edition Release Fire Emblem Echoes gets Massive Limited Edition Release
- March 21, 2017

Shadows of Valentia is a reimagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden that never made it outside Japan. The Fire Emblem Echoes limited edition will give you a reason to keep your 3DS out of storage. Amiibo support will be in the game, and the Alm and Celica figures launching on May 19 will unlock bonus dungeons. You can also use these amiibo to help out in battle as usual and by summoning an automatically controlled illusory hero for a single turn. (more...)
Nintendo Switch May Be In Stock Later This Week, Says GameStop Nintendo Switch May Be In Stock Later This Week, Says GameStop
- March 21, 2017

Nintendo has already surpassed 1.5 million Switch systems sold , according to industry intelligence firm SuperData Research. That's a bold statement, given that the Wii sold somewhere in the region of 100m units over its lifetime. Wednesday, March 22 is the estimated date, however, shipment arrivals will vary by stores. Nintendo Switch Amazon is also getting refreshed stock by March 31. (more...)
Google redesigns its mobile app and website with tappable search shortcuts
- March 21, 2017

There's even shortcuts for features that Google offers a dedicated app for, like Google Translate, so that you can use the tool without having to hunt for and download a new app. Plus, if you're looking for fun, there are shortcuts like tic-tac-toe, roll a die, animal sounds, solitaire, and always a Google favourite: I'm feeling curious. (more...)
Videogame Sales Tank; Will That 'Switch'? Videogame Sales Tank; Will That 'Switch'?
- March 21, 2017

GameStop has announced that it expects stock of Nintendo Switch 'as early as March 22, ' which is this Wednesday. According to United States outlet GameStop, and its merchandising director Eric Bright, meanwhile, the Switch's success could well continue - in fact, he thinks the new system could even do better than the Wii. (more...)
Is April In Labor Yet? Is April In Labor Yet?
- March 21, 2017

Predicting these things is next to impossible, so I go by physical and behavioral changes that the staff and I observe each day. And, if you've been checking in today, you probably saw that Oliver, April's mate, was in her stall for a bit. This morning, Animal Adventure Park added some enrichment items to April's enclosure. Jordan Patch, owner of the Animal Adventure Park , says the natural curiosity surrounding giraffes and their birthing process has been a huge factor in drawing crowds. (more...)
Apple Announces Clips, an iOS Video App Coming in April
- March 21, 2017

Alongside the new Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the new 9.7-inch iPad, Apple today unveiled a new video editing tool for iOS, called " Clips ". But Apple Music subscribers are out of luck, unfortunately, as the streaming service's deep catalog isn't compatible with Clips . The company's iMessage service has replaced text messaging for many users and has emojis and other fun features, but isn't a social network as it doesn't host sharable content. (more...)
2016 was the warmest year on record, United Nations agency says
- March 21, 2017

The El NiƱo is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the United States in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows. At least three times so far this winter, the Arctic has witnessed the Polar equivalent of a heatwave, with powerful Atlantic storms driving an influx of warm, moist air. (more...)
Spicer: Former campaign chairman had 'very limited role'
- March 21, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump's frequent trips to his golf course in West Palm Beach, Fla., arguing that the president uses the game differently than his predecessor did. "There's a point at which you continue to search for something that everybody has been briefed hasn't seen or found". Spicer went on to quote Obama appointees and Democratic lawmakers who maintained there was no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump team. (more...)
Dem rep: White House in denial over Trump wiretap claims
- March 21, 2017

The White House is "peddling falsehoods" with claims that GCHQ helped Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump , a former United Kingdom ambassador to Washington has warned. Senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano won't be making televised appearances on Fox News for the time being, according to anonymous sources familiar with the situation who were cited by the Los Angeles Times on Monday. (more...)
This is Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot This is Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot
- March 21, 2017

The event, which Amazon founded just past year, stands for " Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics and Space" exploration, and features tech companies from around the world showcasing their goods. It first garnered media attention in December 2016 after Bulgarov shared a video of the robot on his Facebook page, but very few technical details have been released. (more...)
ARM DynamIQ: Expanding the possibilities for artificial intelligence ARM DynamIQ: Expanding the possibilities for artificial intelligence
- March 21, 2017

DynamIQ takes this big.LITTLE technology to the next level, improving the heterogeneous processing capabilities of ARM processors. The company's latest technology is claimed to an "evolutionary step forward" from its big.LITTLE technology, which was launched in 2011. (more...)
Wilson lifts No. 2 SC past No. 16 Arizona State Wilson lifts No. 2 SC past No. 16 Arizona State
- March 21, 2017

Upset about being placed as a 8-seed and made to fly across the country for the NCAA Tournament, the Arizona State Sun Devils played angry over the first two rounds. "When your leading scorer goes out, it's an opportunity for other players sometimes to score the ball, and that's what they did". SC was a great story this past weekend, however, as I don't see the Gamecocks coming anywhere close to repeating their offensive performance that we saw in the 2nd half of the Duke game, I think ... (more...)
Samsung Reveals the new Bixby Virtual Assistant from the upcoming Galaxy S8
- March 21, 2017

The technology giant claims that its voice assistant will allow users to weave touch and voice commands with greater efficiency. Samsung is employing Bixby to push towards a more seamless experience (which also seems like their overall goal with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus). (more...)
Trump is $1B 'poorer' in latest Forbes ranking Trump is $1B 'poorer' in latest Forbes ranking
- March 21, 2017

Forbes said Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos had the biggest monetary increase on the list , with his fortune surging by $27.6 billion to $72.8 billion. Read the full story on GeekWire . Irsay, 57, saw his net worth rise from $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion, but his position on the list dropped from 771st to 814th. He was adjusted richest man previous year too with a net worth of $75 billion. (more...)
Fox pulls Andrew Napolitano off air after GCHQ Trump wiretap claim
- March 21, 2017

Spicer fielded queries about golf and Mar-a-Lago during an afternoon press briefing dominated by questions about FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. "They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored". In a news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump pointed to Napolitano's appearance on Fox News when asked to defend his wiretapping claims, as The Washington Post reported . (more...)
A Muppet with Autism Is Coming to Sesame Street
- March 21, 2017

That's because the show will be introducing its first character with autism - a 4-year-old, green-eyed redhead named Julia . The rabbit will make her debut in April in the US. She is invited to play a game with fellow muppets Oscar, Abby and Grover, where they must point out different shapes. Nice to meet you", Big Bird says. (more...)
City will survive JC Penney closure City will survive JC Penney closure
- March 21, 2017

The company said about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the closures. When it closes the Pendleton store in June, it will be shutting down the oldest JC Penney store in its original location in the nation. On Friday, the national chain announced the 138 stores that will close by the summer. J.C. Penney is one of several big box retailers closing underperforming stores this year. (more...)
Statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning Statewide tornado drill set for Wednesday morning
- March 21, 2017

The National Weather Service will also activate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio Alert System to test weather radios and announce the drill. In a news release issued Monday, Fairfax County emergency personnel said "Virginians must prepare for the possibility of tornadoes and other natural disasters". (more...)
Uber president quits after just 6 months on the job
- March 21, 2017

According to a Bloomberg report , Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick was looking to hire a chief operating officer, and the appointment would imply Jones would lose his ranking as the company's second highest ranking executive. McClendon reportedly said in a statement that he is departing Uber on March 28 on amicable terms and that he will stay on as an advisor to the company. (more...)
Dumb internet mob attacks woman over Mass Effect: Andromeda animations Dumb internet mob attacks woman over Mass Effect: Andromeda animations
- March 21, 2017

This has led to fans playing the game via EA Early Access to ask whether there was the chance of a Day One being deployed to help smooth out some of the stutters spotted so far. Over all, I'm enjoying Mass Effect Andromeda , but it's clear that the switch to open world created a diffuse focus on quantity over quality. Digital foundry has wasted no time checking out the performance and comparing the performance on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to provide you with a good overview of ... (more...)

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