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Google to ban cryptocurrency-related ads and content from its platform Google to ban cryptocurrency-related ads and content from its platform
- March 18, 2018

In it, the company says it has updated its policies to "tackle emerging threats", and classifies cryptocurrencies under " unregulated or speculative financial products". election through its ad platforms and fraudulent traffic . The ban on cryptocurrency advertisements follows a similar announcement made by Facebook's product management director Rob Leathern in January . (more...)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming To The West For PS4 Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming To The West For PS4
- March 18, 2018

This is the fastest release of a Yakuza title in the West. Players who do pre-order Yakuza Kiwami 2 can get a limited edition steel book while supplies last. From the global development studio that introduced the world to Kazuma Kiryu, Ryu Ga Gotoku returns in high form with Yakuza Kiwami 2 . The game also features Goro Majima as a playable character, in addition to main star Kazuma Kiryu. (more...)
New New "Brief Mode" for Alexa will keep her quiet after your request
- March 18, 2018

In the Alexa app , some users are seeing a new "Brief Mode". Peoples on Reddit have said that the Brief Mode has received on some of the Echo devices while some other peoples say that the feature disappeared after some hours. Amazon did not make an announcement or provide a comment on the update . When enabled, the feature replaces short responses, like "okay", with a simple beep. (more...)
Invite-only Fortnite is already the top iPhone game in the US Invite-only Fortnite is already the top iPhone game in the US
- March 17, 2018

Fortnite is having some occasional server issues after the iOS launch, which might be why they have a staggered loadout. The mobile app has some interesting quirks worth mentioning though, namely that the mobile version of the previously PC and Console only game offers cross-platform play and shared progression between PC, Mac, Xbox One, iOS, PlayStation 4, and eventually Android (though PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players are unable to connect with each other, seemingly at Sony's behest ). (more...)
Senate votes to loosen key Dodd-Frank banking regulations Senate votes to loosen key Dodd-Frank banking regulations
- March 17, 2018

A bill that rolls back parts of Dodd-Frank may yet help its main tenets hold steadier over the long term. Dodd-Frank was originally meant to increase transparency by implementing a consistent set of regulations aimed at closing loopholes and making firms accountable for their own mistakes. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with AI Dual Camera Launched in China Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with AI Dual Camera Launched in China
- March 17, 2018

Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch "full-screen" HD+ IPS LCD display with a 720x1440 pixel resolution and 282ppi pixel density. Notably, Xiaomi launched its latest Redmi 5 yesterday exclusively on Amazon. It is also crafted with a metal unibody design and is powered by a Quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 chipset with an Adreno 308 GPU to take care of the graphics. (more...)
Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Spotted on Amazon Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Spotted on Amazon
- March 17, 2018

Amazon are at it again, this time with another leaked listing for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered . There are many things to note about this listing. According to the listing, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will release on 30 April, 2018. For what it's worth, the listing are legit and were listed by Activision Blizzard as we can see here and here. (more...)
Xbox One X packing in Sea of Thieves for one week Xbox One X packing in Sea of Thieves for one week
- March 17, 2018

Beginning March 18 and running through March 24, those who purchase a brand new Xbox One X console from a participating retailer will also get a free copy of Sea of Thieves . A limited-time offer has been announced, matching both Xbox One X and S with the popular upcoming game. With Sea of Thieves , you can join your friends, assemble your crew and become a Pirate Legend, and Xbox Play Anywhere and cross-play ensure you'll be sailing with friends regardless of your platform of choice. (more...)
One of NASA's most powerful space telescopes is running out of fuel One of NASA's most powerful space telescopes is running out of fuel
- March 16, 2018

Kepler is now being monitored for warning signs of low fuel, such as a drop in the fuel tank's pressure and changes in the performance of the thrusters. The fuel is needed to aim the telescope at the Earth for data transfer. Taking these measurements will help decide how long the team can comfortably keep collecting scientific data, NASA reported. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits 5 Million Players on Xbox PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits 5 Million Players on Xbox
- March 16, 2018

The report suggests that an iOS launch will follow shortly, although there's still no word on a United Kingdom release date. It's available to download from Google Play , as long as you're in Canada (or can convince the Google Play Store that you're in Canada). (more...)
Intel Patches Spectre and Meltdown Flaws with 8th-Gen Processors Intel Patches Spectre and Meltdown Flaws with 8th-Gen Processors
- March 16, 2018

However, they have now redesigned their processors to fix "Variants 2 and 3" of the Spectre vulnerabilities revealed previous year. Technology behemoth Microsoft is aiming to nip the next Meltdown or Spectre vulnerability in the bud with a lucrative new bug bounty program . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8+ gets a price cut in India Samsung Galaxy A8+ gets a price cut in India
- March 16, 2018

Airtel is charging a fixed EMI for 24 months for both phones. By the end of the month, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be available in more than 110 markets. And for the S9+ 256 GB that costs Rs 72,900, you will have to cough up a down payment of Rs 17,900 and the rest amount in 24 EMIs of Rs 2799 each. Each MaxisONE Share Line comes with 5GB of additional data that can be shared with all lines with DataPool, and unlimited calls. (more...)
An Astronaut's DNA to no Longer Match with his Identical Twin's An Astronaut's DNA to no Longer Match with his Identical Twin's
- March 16, 2018

This was revealed in preliminary results from the space agency's twins study , according to CNN . Nasa found that while 93 per cent of Kelly's genes returned to normal shortly after returning home, seven per cent were permanently altered. (more...)
Microsoft looks to the future with new cloud gaming division Microsoft looks to the future with new cloud gaming division
- March 16, 2018

Rather than have its usual presence inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, where E3 takes place, Microsoft is moving the bulk of its efforts across the street to the nearby Microsoft Theater in LA Live. "We're really pleased with the success that's happening [with Game Pass]", said Choudhry. A "Netflix for video games" would be an important service for any company with cloud gaming aspirations, but it's going to be a hard task for Microsoft on rival platforms like the PlayStation 4 or ... (more...)
Putin Pledges Russian Mars Mission in 2019, Ahead of Musk and Trump Putin Pledges Russian Mars Mission in 2019, Ahead of Musk and Trump
- March 16, 2018

An image of the planet Mars , taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. Over the next year-and-a-half, engineers and technicians will add subsystems such as avionics, power, telecommunications, mechanisms, thermal systems and navigation systems onto the spacecraft. (more...)
Google Officially Renames Android Wear to 'Wear OS' Google Officially Renames Android Wear to 'Wear OS'
- March 16, 2018

You know how we talked a couple of days ago about Android Wear becoming Wear OS? When Android Wear first launched, it was an Android-based smartwatch OS that only worked when paired with Android phones, so "Android Wear" made flawless sense. (more...)
Ford Bronco, Shelby GT500 and new small SUV teased Ford Bronco, Shelby GT500 and new small SUV teased
- March 15, 2018

Ford only said that the power would come from a supercharged V-8. The other iconic nameplate is Mustang . Ford hasn't forgotten about cars, though, with the confirmation that the Mustang Shelby GT500 will be in showrooms by 2020. Plus, there is another SUV in the works by 2020 and then four more planned after that, said Hinrichs. "That's a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or in some cases, both". (more...)
Nest's video doorbell and smart lock are on sale now Nest's video doorbell and smart lock are on sale now
- March 15, 2018

Instead, you enter a code to unlock the door and homeowners can control who has access from an app on their phone. With Nest Hello , users can see who's at the door and allow them in the door with the Nest x Yale lock . Nest's external temperature sensors will be available in April for $39 each, or $99 for a pack of three. Now, you can place a sensor in a room separate from the thermostat and let the Nest adjust based on the temperature in that room. (more...)
Google Maps API lets game developers build real-world video games Google Maps API lets game developers build real-world video games
- March 15, 2018

According to Google , "To access the " wheelchair accessible " routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps ". Developers could make every restaurant or hotel in the Google Maps data display as a place to heal in the game world , similarly to gyms and PokéStops in Pokemon Go . (more...)
Google Maps has found a better way to navigate India's chaotic roads Google Maps has found a better way to navigate India's chaotic roads
- March 15, 2018

According to Google, the system is based on dividing the geographical surface of the Earth into tiny "tiled areas", attributing a unique code to each of them. Moreover, users will also get Local Guides points for each valid submission,"said Google in the release". The innovative approach provides the best estimate of the location of an address, when people aren't aware of an exact address. (more...)

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