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Hannibal Creator To Develop Vampire Chronicles TV Series Hannibal Creator To Develop Vampire Chronicles TV Series
- January 14, 2018

Paramount TV optioned all 11 books past year, with Rice serving as an executive producer and her son, Christopher Rice, serving as the show's main writer and showrunner. Bryan and I will be together tonight, along with our friend and fellow writer, Eric Shaw Quinn, at the Hollywood premiere of THE ALIENIST, another eagerly anticipated adaptation of a popular novel, and a show that we're sure will demonstrate to all why Paramount and Anonymous are the ideal home for Lestat and all of his ... (more...)
Samsung Unveil 146-inch Modular 4K TV in Las Vegas Samsung Unveil 146-inch Modular 4K TV in Las Vegas
- January 13, 2018

As yet it isn't clear when it will be launched although an announcement is expected in the forthcoming weeks. The MicroLED panels comprising the TV are quite unlike existing LED-backlit LCD technology, otherwise commonly found in LED TVs. What's more, an early report by CNET states that the seams between modules isn't visible, unlike other modular large form factor displays. Samsung says it will be commercially available this year. (more...)
Hawaiians - and 'Triple Frontier' Production - Rattled by Ballistic Missile False Alarm
- January 13, 2018

A second emergency alert was sent to phones in Hawaii 38 minutes after the initial message confirming the false alarm. Friends and family began to message one another asking if the alert was real. "There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process". Hawaii News Now reported that the alert "sent people scrambling for shelters and their cars, and online for additional news". (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered upgraded for PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PC
- January 13, 2018

The Switch version will mark the first time that the title has been available on Nintendo hardware, and its first official portable release - flawless for anyone that is looking for a truly punishing action-RPG to enjoy during their commute. (more...)
Amazon Alexa headed to PCs this year, challenges Cortana Amazon Alexa headed to PCs this year, challenges Cortana
- January 13, 2018

The Vuzix Blade could be the first AR smart glasses that will catch on and not go down the path of Google Glass. Travers said his company hopes to ship the AR glasses sometime during the second quarter of 2018 for around $1,000. The device could take the driver's orders to let him/her show the directions or to play a particular music. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. (more...)
Rapid Weather Changes In The Coming Days Rapid Weather Changes In The Coming Days
- January 13, 2018

As of 8 a.m., it was 56 degrees at O'Hare International Airport, and the National Weather Service said it could reach 62 before temperatures plummet. Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. Rain that began in the morning Thursday will be on and off through the morning and be more steady as a cold front moves toward the region. (more...)
Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars
- January 13, 2018

These companies will allow Alexa into their vehicles or integrating the voice service into the connectivity systems that link customers' cars and mobile phones. A number of carmakers have introduced Amazon Alexa voice commands that can activate the locks and climate control on their cars , but Toyota is going a step further with Alexa integration by bringing Alexa into the vehicle. (more...)
Dakar 2018: Bikes champion Sunderland out of rally while in Peru Dakar 2018: Bikes champion Sunderland out of rally while in Peru
- January 13, 2018

Villas-Boas was hospitalised on Tuesday due to back pain sustained in an accident when the Overdrive Toyota driver hit a dune during the San Juan de Marcona stage in Peru, according to reports. "I'm happy because I came back and caught everybody and then I opened the way for more than one hundred kilometres in the end". Sam Sunderland's Dakar Rally title defence is over. (more...)
Women outlive men even during crisis Women outlive men even during crisis
- January 13, 2018

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark looked at seven periods in history where "mortality shocks" occurred and large swathes of the population were wiped out by disasters. In times of adversity, newborn girls are more likely to survive than newborn boys. It was found that women were able to survive all these for a longer time as compared to men. (more...)
Supermassive Black Hole Unleashes Giant Burp in Space-Twice Supermassive Black Hole Unleashes Giant Burp in Space-Twice
- January 13, 2018

They tend to occur after events where the black hole has engulfed a large amount of matter, which some scientists call a "meal". A supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy gobbled up gas - then released two "burps" in the form of blasts of high-energy particles. (more...)
TRAI cuts ISD incoming call termination rate to 30p TRAI cuts ISD incoming call termination rate to 30p
- January 13, 2018

The new rate will be effective from February 1. On the contrary, Cellular operators' association COAI, a couple of months ago, had favoured a steep hike in worldwide termination charges stating that there is a need to bridge the gap between blended termination rate paid by Indian operators for outgoing global calls and the termination rates received by them on global incoming calls. (more...)
Dark Souls: Remastered coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One
- January 13, 2018

Original story continues: From Software, the developers of beloved and notoriously hard series Dark Souls and Bloodborne has teased an entirely new game simply entitled "New Project". Finally, PC players have a decent version of the game to look forward to, even though it took close to a decade. Let us know by commenting in the comments section below. (more...)
Oil E&P stocks gain as oil prices spurt Oil E&P stocks gain as oil prices spurt
- January 13, 2018

USA crude futures CLc1 were trading 22 cents to $63.19 a barrel as of 10:49 a.m. EST, while Brent LCOc1 rose 14 cents to $68.95 a barrel. However, the decline in crude inventories in the United States during the latter half of 2017 have helped oil prices recover and rally further before the year ends trading to as high as $68 per barrel during the first trading session of 2018. (more...)
Tesla Inc (TSLA) Position Increased by Neuberger Berman Group LLC
- January 13, 2018

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. Cullen Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Archer (ADM) by 26.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm had revenue of $2.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. Therefore 32% are positive. Tesla Motors, Inc. (more...)
LG Pay Coming to United States by June LG Pay Coming to United States by June
- January 13, 2018

The company is said to be planning to launch the service in the US during the first half of 2018 to coincide with the release of its next flagship Android smartphone. Google's Tez is different from Paytm in that you can't store money in the app. The service will be launched in the first half of the year, together with their upcoming premium smartphones, the LG G7 and the LG V40 that will be unveiled next month at the Mobile World Congress. (more...)
This Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set announced for Japan is rather cool This Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set announced for Japan is rather cool
- January 13, 2018

The Dark Souls Trilogy box set will release in Japan on May 25 for 49,800 yen. The box features Dark Souls Remastered , Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin , Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition , soundtracks, knight and bonfire bookends, an encyclopedia, and a special art set. (more...)
Delta IV Rocket Launches From California Coast Delta IV Rocket Launches From California Coast
- January 13, 2018

PST (GMT-7; 5:11 p.m. EST) and quickly shot away to the south over the Pacific Ocean. As usual with classified launchings, no details were provided about the satellite payload or its intended orbit. They burned for about 90 seconds and provided more than 560,000 pounds of thrust. It was also the 36 flight of the Delta IV rocket since its inaugural launch in 2002. (more...)
Toyota is the latest auto maker to add Alexa to its cars Toyota is the latest auto maker to add Alexa to its cars
- January 13, 2018

Just like the home version, Toyota's Alexa implementation can also gain skills from third party developers. Amazon's Alexa has been helpful in our homes the last couple of years and now she's ready to give us a hand in our cars as well. Toyota's Amazon embrace follows similar deals signed with BMW , Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ford , Hyundai and Nissan. These companies will allow Alexa into their vehicles or integrating the voice service into the connectivity systems that link customers' ... (more...)
AMD is deploying a patch for the second Spectre CPU vulnerability AMD is deploying a patch for the second Spectre CPU vulnerability
- January 13, 2018

The company's Project Zero team discovered the chip vulnerabilities previous year as it outlined in a blog post last week . Intel's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are triggering processors released between 2013 and 2016 to randomly reboot. (more...)
Check Point finds AdultSwine malware in Google Play apps Check Point finds AdultSwine malware in Google Play apps
- January 13, 2018

Despite Google's security precautions, malicious apps can find their way into the Google Play Store . Google Play bans software that promotes sexually explicit content, and the company has safeguards in place to prevent malware-laden apps from infiltrating the platform. (more...)

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