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South Africa minister in court on assault charges South Africa minister in court on assault charges
- August 11, 2017

Addressing the media in Cape Town on issues of crime against women, Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said no-one was above the law and Manana would not receive special treatment. "He's not a flight risk and as police we can not mete out punishment but secure suspects for court processes", Mbalula said while he continued to list the reasons for Manana not being arrested. (more...)
Overwatch League welcomes London and second Los Angeles franchise Overwatch League welcomes London and second Los Angeles franchise
- August 11, 2017

There are two city-based Overwatch teams in Los Angeles along with teams in London , Boston, Miami-Orlando, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Shanghai. It's been announced that players of the league will earn a minimum of $50,000 a year, as well as benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans. (more...)
More NY Times Fake Climate News More NY Times Fake Climate News
- August 11, 2017

A few moments later he added, " The Times' leaked draft has been on the Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period". The Daily Caller News Foundation pressed TheNYT on this, but reporter Lisa Friedman insisted the report was not publicly available. (more...)
Researchers Hack DNA Sequencing Tools, Genetic Histories Revealed Researchers Hack DNA Sequencing Tools, Genetic Histories Revealed
- August 11, 2017

Researchers believe the remarkable feat could one day become practical for illegal hacking as DNA sequencing becomes more popular and powerful. This data file tells researchers what sequence their DNA had as well as the quality of the read . (more...)
Snap shares plunge after earnings disappoint Snap shares plunge after earnings disappoint
- August 11, 2017

The stock debuted on March 2 at $24, compared with an initial public offering price of $17. But Snap has said what makes it so special is that people spend so much time on the app, from 25 to 30 minutes per day. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Snap during the second quarter worth about $101,000. Shares quickly darted down about 13 percent after Snap posted underwhelming revenue and slowing user growth in its second quarter. (more...)
Global Study Says 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record Global Study Says 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record
- August 11, 2017

According to the report, the global annual average of atmospheric Carbon dioxide concentration was 402.9 parts per million (ppm) in 2016 and surpassed the 400ppm mark for the first time , when compared to ice core records dating back as far as 800,000 years. (more...)
Overwatch to Finally Introduce Deathmatch Game Mode Overwatch to Finally Introduce Deathmatch Game Mode
- August 11, 2017

Blizzard rolled out a new Deathmatch game mode today to Overwatch's Public Test Region, with the mode expected to hit the full game "soon". Both modes are designed for kills-centric objectives. Blizzard will also be rolling out altered maps for the mode, as well as a brand new one specifically for the deathmatch modes. Although it was initially not an idea the development team wanted to entertain, Kaplan explained the Arcade has given the dev team ways to implement new game modes ... (more...)
IPhone 8 Launch Delayed? Report Says It'll Be November IPhone 8 Launch Delayed? Report Says It'll Be November
- August 10, 2017

Kuo seems to believe that since Apple has chose to use an OLED display for the new device, this will trigger a supply deficit during its launching. And what will be the successor to iPhone 8? iPhone 8S? The leaks of the iPhone covers suggest the chances of having a new color this time yet again with skipping of the "Rose Gold". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature force touch Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature force touch
- August 10, 2017

Quandt doesn't give us any specific idea of when this phone will launch, merely saying that it'll be arriving "soon". Then again we have also seen Samsung do a simultaneous release in the major markets they operate in, so there is a chance that these dates could be what they say they are. (more...)
Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability, tending to freeze and shutdown Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability, tending to freeze and shutdown
- August 10, 2017

The problems included laptops freezing at startup or shutting down unexpectedly, as well as issues with the touch screens becoming unresponsive, Consumer Reports said. To be fair, there has indeed been a fair share of issues with Microsoft Surface devices. So whether you believe that MacBooks and iPads are innovative, they are indeed the most reliable products of their kind. (more...)
There's A 'Fallout' Board Game In The Works There's A 'Fallout' Board Game In The Works
- August 10, 2017

Instead, they are making a board game , a retro decision for a game series that comes with a quasi-retro sheen. "One to four players (solo play is an option) select one of five playable explorers, from a savvy Wastelander to a stout member of the Brotherhood of Steel ". (more...)
Hertfordshire scientists discover two potentially habitable planets Hertfordshire scientists discover two potentially habitable planets
- August 10, 2017

Stars the size of the Sun are the best targets for finding habitable Earth-seized planets. But as phys.org explains, smaller stars like Proxima Centauri - the closest star to the sun at only 4.2 light-years away - tend to have habitable zones so close to their surface that any planet orbiting sufficiently close to it will be tidally-locked, meaning that the same side of the planet always faces the star, rendering it an uninhabitable world of temperature extremes. (more...)
Bhoomi trailer: Sanjay Dutt is back in this intense, high-voltage drama Bhoomi trailer: Sanjay Dutt is back in this intense, high-voltage drama
- August 10, 2017

The heart-wrenching drama, which is directed by Omung Kumar , also stars Aditi Rao Hydari. The movie " Bhoomi' shows the relationship between a father and his daughter and it is said to be an emotional movie". Sanjay's caption reads as, "He'll always protect her". Apart from this film, Sanjay Dutt will also be seen in Saheb Biwi & Gangster 3, Torbaaz, and Malang . (more...)
WhatsApp's Payment feature spotted in beta WhatsApp's Payment feature spotted in beta
- August 10, 2017

As per WhatsApp blog, WhatsApp beta version 2.17.295 will have this UPI integrated payment feature. While Samsung has already introduced Samsung Pay solution, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now inching closer to roll out peer-to-peer payment facility. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Price in India Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Price in India
- August 10, 2017

So whats different, other than the camera and screen? No details have been provided about how they will work, though we presume the smaller sensor will capture depth of field information. Moving on, the high-end Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is likely sport a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display with the resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Power is supplied by a 3300mAh battery together with an 8-megapixel front facing camera for video calling, together with a 23 megapixel rear facing for video and ... (more...)
TRAI consultation paper on privacy and security of data in telecom sector TRAI consultation paper on privacy and security of data in telecom sector
- August 10, 2017

Citing provisions under the Indian Telegraph Act, Trai said preserving data confidentiality is a fundamental motivator for ensuring security of telecom infrastructure and "vulnerabilities in the telecommunication infrastructure can lead to disruption of basic services with a severe impact on citizens, businesses and the delivery of public services". (more...)
Facebook takes on YouTube with the debut of 'Watch' Facebook takes on YouTube with the debut of 'Watch'
- August 10, 2017

Facebook intends for the publishers to make money by splitting revenue from ads slot in the videos, or from branding their content. The new Watch Tab will start to roll out to a limited number of people in the United States, and the plan is to bring it to more people soon. (more...)
Mobile announces Revvl, its own super-cheap Android Nougat phone Mobile announces Revvl, its own super-cheap Android Nougat phone
- August 10, 2017

On Demand priced at $5 per month with $0 down, or through an EIP for $5 per month and $5 down. Insane low price to ask for Android Nougat software, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, HD screen resolution, 13 and 5MP cameras, 3000 mAh battery capacity, and fingerprint recognition, don't you think? Interestingly enough, the Revvl was not the carrier's only announcement - T-Mobile also unveiled Smartpicks , a curated list of affordable smartphones that the carrier thinks is worth your while. (more...)
Amazon, Tencent invest $300 million into Andy Rubin's Essential phone Amazon, Tencent invest $300 million into Andy Rubin's Essential phone
- August 10, 2017

Amazon 's Alexa Fund and Tencent have invested $300 million in Andy Rubin's new smartphone company Essential, according to The Wall Street Journal . Apple is likely to release its next phone, the iPhone 8 , in mid September and Google is also said to be launching the Google Pixel 2 shortly thereafter. (more...)
PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 to Reportedly Add 1080p 60fps Twitch Streaming Support PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 to Reportedly Add 1080p 60fps Twitch Streaming Support
- August 09, 2017

Requets can also be sent to adult accounts on other PlayStation 4s to join the same family. There will be a new web application to manage family accounts, and access parental controls/family membership options from your PC and smartphone. (more...)

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