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Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Most anticipated E3 2017 games
- June 11, 2017

Microsoft's own Alex Kipman stated that Microsoft's focus is now on Mixed Reality for PCs, so we shouldn't expect to see it. "That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?" But the Nintendo Switch , for all its multi-functionality and growing library of excellent games , has virtually none of the features that Xbox One and PS4 have. (more...)
Cabinet Reshuffle: Theresa May Makes Changes To Her Cabinet Cabinet Reshuffle: Theresa May Makes Changes To Her Cabinet
- June 11, 2017

Former education and justice secretary Mr Gove had been moved to the backbenches in Mrs May's first reshuffle after his betrayal of Boris Johnson in the Tory leadership race past year. Elsewhere, Ms Truss was moved from Justice Secretary to Chief Secretary to the Treasury after a hard period as Lord Chancellor in which she clashed repeatedly with the judiciary. (more...)
OPEC May output highest since January
- June 11, 2017

Diesel futures fell 2.36 cents, or 1.59%, to $1.4612 a gallon. Middle East tensions, however, have eased over the past few days, as Kuwait oil minister Essam al-Marzouq quelled fears about a potential disruption to the Opec led deal, insisting that Qatar was committed to the Opec agreement to restrict supply. (more...)
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is said to discuss possible leave
- June 11, 2017

Uber's general counsel and some board members recommended months ago that Michael step away from the company until Holder's report was complete but he insisted on staying. Privately valued at almost $70 billion, Uber operates in hundreds of cities around the world. The discussion of Kalanick taking a leave of absence, and the expected resignation of Michael, is a marked turn for a company and a board that has long stood by its CEO and his right-hand man in spite of behavior that has ... (more...)
Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider preview build Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider preview build
- June 11, 2017

Microsoft has explained in the description of the patch that this update will provide the latest set of definitions for compatibility diagnostics that are performed on the system. The deals will appear in a pane on the right side of your window, but not until you have clicked on the Cortana icon in the address bar. Now only available on Microsoft Edge, and shoppers in the US, Microsoft said the pilot test will only accommodate 14 stores at the moment, with more stores to be added soon. (more...)
Palestinians say Gaza man killed at protest on Gaza border
- June 11, 2017

Speaking during a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said he told U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley during a meeting last week "that the time has come for the United Nations to reconsider the continued existence on UNRWA". "I told her that the time had come for the United Nations to reconsider the continued existence of UNRWA", his office quoted him as saying, referring to the UN Relief and Welfare Agency . (more...)
Amazon Prime Video Is Coming to Apple TV
- June 11, 2017

It isn't yet clear if Amazon Prime Video will be integrated into the TV app on tvOS, or come only as a standalone app. However, this new announcement points towards a new deal between the two. The integration, which was first reported last month , ends a long dispute between the two tech giants. The company also introduced its updated operating system for the Apple Watch . (more...)
Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis
- June 11, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered strong criticism of Qatar as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for "no further escalation" in the crisis. Donald Trump backed Riyadh and Abu Dhabi's decision to isolate Qatar while the USA secretaries of defence and state sought to calm the situation among its closest Arab partners, all of whom play a key role in U.S. (more...)
Apple finally gives iOS proper file management system with new Files app
- June 11, 2017

When news.com.au reported on the expected change earlier this year, a number of readers expressed disappointment saying they preferred the more compact size of the old device, which is notably smaller than its successors. The new location setting option is called , "Only while using the app", and it works just as you would expect. The app switcher has been redesigned too, making it easier to move between active app windows using the split view or slide over. (more...)
EU's Brexit negotiator says talks when United Kingdom ready EU's Brexit negotiator says talks when United Kingdom ready
- June 11, 2017

Now her nascent government depends on a tenuous alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party , or DUP, which consist of barely reformed sectarian lunatics in Northern Ireland. Facing down calls to stand down by Labour, the Lib Dems and even some of her own MPs, a defiant Mrs May has made a decision to cling on to power by forming a minority Conservative government. (more...)
Apple limiting how many review pop-ups apps can show Apple limiting how many review pop-ups apps can show
- June 11, 2017

And Android users who download apps only from Google's Play Store should also be safe from ransomware. In a policy update for the App Store that coincides with the iOS 11 developer release, Apple added the following line: "Apps may use in-app purchase currencies to enable customers to "tip" digital content providers in the app". (more...)
EA Offers Free Access To Select Titles Until June 18 EA Offers Free Access To Select Titles Until June 18
- June 11, 2017

However, and in order to enjoy this trial for free, you can cancel anytime during your 7-day trial and you won't be charged. Find out more information about the offer on the Xbox website here . During the EA Play event today, CEO Andre Wilson announced that EA is donating a million dollars to anti-bullying charities. "All of you - our many millions of players out there - showed your support", the announcement from EA read. (more...)
Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List
- June 11, 2017

In severing diplomatic ties with its Gulf neighbor on Monday , Riyadh accused Doha of supporting groups including some backed by Iran . "At the moment everything we know is from the media, so we also need to talk to our member association in Qatar and find out how bad the situation is, or what the actual situation is", said John. (more...)
Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title Unseeded, just 20, Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title
- June 11, 2017

Ostapenko, who only celebrated her 20 birthday in the semi-finals became the youngest player to reach the final at the French Open since 19-year-old Ana Ivanovic in 2007, and across the Grand Slams since a 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki reached the 2009 US Open. (more...)
Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
- June 11, 2017

Plus, once the user leaves a rating, the prompt will never appear again. Now, developers will have to use the API for their app review protocols no matter what, instead of being able to set up their own custom systems. The change to the Apple API has some advantages and drawbacks for developers and users. Users won't have to leave the app to give a rating for it now. (more...)
WWDC 2017: macOS High Sierra announced WWDC 2017: macOS High Sierra announced
- June 11, 2017

Instead, they'll be automatically paused, letting users decide whether they want to unpause them. Also announced was intelligent tracking prevention that uses machine learning to identify and block trackers that monitor user behaviour on the internet. (more...)
UK PM Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party
- June 11, 2017

Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. She did not, however, provide details of the nature of the alliance with the DUP. The prime minister has vowed to pull Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the bloc, despite fears of the economic impact. (more...)
Apple Unveils New iMac Pro - Its Most Powerful Yet
- June 11, 2017

Apple hasn't declared when exactly the new products will be coming to India, only stating that it'll arrive later this month. The 2017 MacBook has the dimensions as its predecessor - it weighs around 920 grams and measures 0.52 inches in thickness. (more...)
Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack
- June 11, 2017

All the three assailants were shot dead by police within minutes of the attack. Commander Dean Haydon , head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command, revealed that Butt had attempted to hire a lorry online on the morning of the atrocity. (more...)
Sato takes Michael Andretti to victory lane at Indy Sato takes Michael Andretti to victory lane at Indy
- June 11, 2017

The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win this race, but as a auto owner, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. Before Sunday's race, a large portion of the attention Fernando Alonso gathered came from his accomplishments on the global circuit as a two-time Formula One champion. (more...)

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