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Cheetahs and Southern Kings join Guinness PRO14 Championship

Cheetahs and Southern Kings join Guinness PRO14 Championship However, with the addition of the two South African sides and the establishment of two conferences of seven teams, the number of home matches which each team will play per season will now vary. But South African teams will not be eligible to qualify for the European Champions Cup or Challenge Cup at present. The top three clubs from each conference will qualify for the Champions Cup while the four... [Full Article...]

Some upcoming Pokemon Go events in Europe are indeterminately postponed

Some upcoming Pokemon Go events in Europe are indeterminately postponed No other scheduled events are affected including the event scheduled for Yokohama, Japan on August 14 and the events scheduled for September 16 in France , Spain, and Germany . That means that some upcoming Pokemon Go events in Europe are getting delayed. However, it's possible that there are more rare Pokemon being released in Europe. [Full Article...]

SNES Classic pre-orders go live later this month, says Nintendo

SNES Classic pre-orders go live later this month, says Nintendo It's good news for people left wondering when the console pre-orders would arrive - including the many disappointed fans who thought they'd secured one from Walmart last week only to have their order canceled . " A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year ", the company wrote in the post . [Full Article...]

Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.10 Now Live, Brings Bug Fixes And More

Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.10 Now Live, Brings Bug Fixes And More Today, I'm in a particularly forgiving mood regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda - a game that released in a buggy and unpolished state - because BioWare is clearly dedicated to fixing the game's problems, as evidenced by the latest patch, Update 1 .10, which fixes quite a few small-yet-important issues. [Full Article...]

Stardew Valley Getting Multiplayer Update Early 2018

Stardew Valley Getting Multiplayer Update Early 2018 They can farm, mine, fish, forage, marry NPCs and take part in festivals. The main work on the mode is completed, with Chucklefish establishing the proper network connections and rewriting nearly 15,000 lines of code in order to fit the additional players into the well established single player. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Rolls Out New Surface Payment, Upgrade Program

Microsoft Rolls Out New Surface Payment, Upgrade Program PT, we're excited to announce the availability of Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business; flexible financing options created to help more people and businesses take advantage of the power of Surface . Indeed, Microsoft too is introducing their own Back to School series and deals, giving parents and students alike some great savings on the latest Windows 10 PCs. [Full Article...]

Chrome's Native Ad Blocker Goes Live for Mobile

Chrome's Native Ad Blocker Goes Live for Mobile The WSJ believed the blocker would be turned on by default, but that isn't the case in this instance - it's switched off and is activated via a toggle in the preferences. You can download Canary from Google Play and run it alongside the regular Chrome build. So seeing an ad-blocker there is good news for Chrome users who hate those intrusive ads. [Full Article...]

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target The Paris accord, signed by 195 countries, commits to holding the average global temperature to "well below 2C" above pre-industrial levels and sets a more aspirational goal to limit warming to 1.5C. However, according the latest research it seems highly unlikely as there is only 1% chance that temperatures will rise by less than 1.5 degrees, even if work voraciously to keep the carbon emissi... [Full Article...]

HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses

HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses The backpack meets military-grade drop, dust and water resistance standards, and sports a VPro-enabled quad Core i7, Quadro P5200 graphics, and 16GB of video memory. And HP's commitment to VR doesn't stop there. The dock lets you quickly transition back and forth between high-powered desktop for virtual reality content design and wearable VR PC for validating your creations. [Full Article...]

Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 heading to Switch later this year

Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 heading to Switch later this year Well, yes and no. They will release together as the Resident Evil: Revelations Collection for $39.99 in North America. All previously released downloadable content is also included in the game as unlockable rewards. While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the two games have been confirmed for an August 29th release date, the Nintendo Switch release is now scheduled for a generic 2017 ... [Full Article...]

Facebook acquires Ozlo to improve AI assistant Messenger offering

Facebook acquires Ozlo to improve AI assistant Messenger offering It is allegedly capable of reading and understanding text and context, and capable of forming answers based on that knowledge. For instance, its AI assistant can answer a question about whether or not a restaurant is "group friendly" based on data from multiple reviews. [Full Article...]

IPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec

IPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec In his words, Gundotra states: "Ever wonder why a Samsung phone has a confused and bewildering array of photo options?" He also praised Apple's computational photography effects like Portrait, which uses both rear camera lenses to create a bokeh effect with a sharp foreground and defocussed background. [Full Article...]

Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6880km in October

Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6880km in October Scientists from NASA's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, have estimated the asteroid 2012 TC4 to pass by earth at no closer than 6,800 km to as far away as 270,000 km. The asteroid last whipped by Earth in 2012 at about one-fourth the distance to the moon. Asteroid 2017 OO1 is an important reminder that we need to do a bet... [Full Article...]

The United States gears up for Total Solar Eclipse on 2st August

The United States gears up for Total Solar Eclipse on 2st August A total solar eclipse will be visible in portions of 14 States in the United States on August 21, 2017: Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, George, North Carolina, and SC. Diagram showing the Earth-sun-moon geometry of a total solar eclipse. At this altitude, the telescopes mounted on the noses of the planes will be able to capture ... [Full Article...]

More Evidence Of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Xbox One Version Surface

More Evidence Of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Xbox One Version Surface However, in a footage of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy that she uploaded, the displayed controls were not for a PlayStation 4 controller, but rather for an Xbox One controller . While these slides have since been removed, it is evidence enough that the artist did work on some concepts for the Xbox One version of the trilogy. [Full Article...]

Farewell iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Farewell iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle Are there any other devices you're considering as a replacement for the iPod nano and iPod shuffle? The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple . Watchful observers noticed that the links to both products on Apple's Web site went defunct last week, and Apple confirmed to the Verge that both products have been discontinued. [Full Article...]

Kenyan election IT head found dead

Kenyan election IT head found dead On Sunday evening after the news of Mr Msando's disappearance was revealed by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati, a Twitter user posted pictures of the auto purportedly parked at a flat in Roysambu, along Thika Superhighway. The announcement of Musando's death came days after an attacker killed a policeman outside the vice-president's country home. Kenyans are scheduled to vote in legislative and ... [Full Article...]

Facebook Making 'Stories' Public Is a Blow to Rival Snapchat

Facebook Making 'Stories' Public Is a Blow to Rival Snapchat Once you edit your Story Settings to "Public", all your existing stories from last 24 hours along with any new story will be visible to public and anyone can view your story. Facebook later confirmed the development to the publication. For now though, business pages are unable to use Facebook Stories, with a Facebook spokesperson telling TechCrunch there is "no specific timing to share there q... [Full Article...]

Samsung Overtakes Intel As World's Largest Chipmaker

Samsung Overtakes Intel As World's Largest Chipmaker Intel, which dominates the market for microprocessors, had a revenue of US$14.8 billion and operating profit of US$3.8 billion during the period, the report said. Samsung has broadened into making chips for mobile devices, as well as connected chips for IoT and smart vehicles. Since 2002, Samsung Electronics has been the largest supplier of memory chips , called DRAMs and NANDs. [Full Article...]

Release dates and pricing for Threadripper and RX Vega family revealed

Advanced Micro Devices is launching its low-end Ryzen 3 processors today as it completes its broadside against Intel in consumer and gaming PCs. Ryzen 3 1300X delivers a base clock of 3.5GHz, a precision boost of 3.7GHz, and can even clock as high as 3.9GHz with XFR in the presence of premium cooling, while the Ryzen 3 1200 maintains a base clock of 3.1GHz and a precision boost of 3.4GHz. [Full Article...]


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