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'Dragon Age' director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare after 14 years

'Dragon Age' director Mike Laidlaw leaves BioWare after 14 years Laidlaw has worked on blockbuster role-playing game series Dragon Age (a fantasy romp) and Mass Effect (a sci-fi franchise). He didn't mention a reason for leaving other than that it is time to move on, even as his exit follows DA:I lead writer David Gaider , who left the company early previous year. [Full Article...]

UBS lowers Western Digital price target, positive on MAMR potential

The new Western Digital technology was announced at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley and included a demonstration of what it called "the world's first microwave-assisted magnetic recording", known as MAMR . Many believed that due to stagnation in hard drive density technology, the switch to flash in bulk storage environments was imminent. The higher heat required for HAMR impacts ... [Full Article...]

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Reveals New Z Moves For Necrozma

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Reveals New Z Moves For Necrozma Z-Moves, being the super-strong attacks that they are, can be game-changing as it is, and their single-use limit has been an effective means of balancing the game so far. The Rotom Dex will also have a happiness tracker in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon , with ingame powerups (not valid in competitive play) being made available. [Full Article...]

Supervolcano under Yellowstone could erupt sooner than thought, scientists say

Supervolcano under Yellowstone could erupt sooner than thought, scientists say Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano , a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It would shoot 2,500 times more material than Mount St. The theory of a much shorter timeline than expected was developed by Hannah Shamloo, a graduate student at Arizona State, and several colleagues who spent weeks at Yellowstone's Lava Creek Tuff - a fossilized ash deposit fr... [Full Article...]

Epic Games Sue Fortnite Cheaters

Epic Games Sue Fortnite Cheaters When the free mode was launched, it was only to be expected that an influx in player numbers would appear. The infographic shares how there has been a total of 44,494,571 hours played in Fortnite Battle Royale which is the equivalent of 1,483 college degrees that could have been earned in that same time. [Full Article...]

Hacked again? Equifax shares drop after possible new cyberbreach

Hacked again? Equifax shares drop after possible new cyberbreach Ars Techica reported that an independent security analyst had discovered Wednesday that hackers had manipulated part of the credit-reporting giant's website to push out malicious, fraudulent Adobe Flash updates to visitors. Somehow, the worst credit-card-data breach in US history just got worse. Equifax's security protocols have been under scrutiny since September 7 when the company disclosed ... [Full Article...]

Hyperloop One Is Now 'Virgin Hyperloop One' Thanks to Richard Branson's Investment

Hyperloop One Is Now 'Virgin Hyperloop One' Thanks to Richard Branson's Investment Virgin Group has made a significant investment in Hyperloop One, a company developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, Virgin announced Thursday. Multiple startups took up the challenge, including Hyperloop One, cofounded by Musk's friend Shervin Pishevar. Hyperloop has already raised more than $150 million in debt and equity. [Full Article...]

Astronomers have discovered a dwarf planet in the Solar system ring

It seems that scientists keep discovering other objects - and not planets - that are being rounded by rings. This recent discovery implies that there might be more small bodies in the outer Solar System surrounded by rings, and humans simply haven't been able to determine every single one of them yet. [Full Article...]

Samsung launches 'Star Wars'-themed robot vacuum cleaners

Samsung launches 'Star Wars'-themed robot vacuum cleaners There are two different designs: Darth Vader retails for $799 , while his Stormtrooper counterpart retails for $699. Mini-figures, phone cases, fancy dress; these are the things you'd normally expect find toting Star Wars inspired designs, not a Samsung robot vacuum. [Full Article...]

West reawakens as Apple gets green light to build Athenry data centre

West reawakens as Apple gets green light to build Athenry data centre Objectors are likely to appeal the court's decision, meaning it could end up in the Supreme Court. The objectors' main concern was the poor environmental impact assessment carried out by Apple. A decision was expected to be made in July, but was delayed until October thanks to a lack of High Court judges. Following oral hearings the planning authority confirmed the permission in August of a ... [Full Article...]

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone This jump in interest can perhaps be attributed to the 2017 iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge display and a TrueDepth camera for facial recognition purposes. Apple and LG may be working together to develop the next-big-thing for Apple . Samsung is now the sole manufacturer of the OLED displays, NAND flash and DRAM chip in quantities required by Apple for its... [Full Article...]

Oculus Connect 4 Info Blowout - Oculus Go, Permanent Price Drop and More

Oculus Connect 4 Info Blowout - Oculus Go, Permanent Price Drop and More For the people who aren't in a headset, Facebook chose to drop in 3D Posts, a native media type in News Feed that gives everyone the ability to share content created inside VR. Google Daydream is another alternative which works with a wider variety of smartphones, and the price of HTC's Vive has recently been slashed . [Full Article...]

SpaceX completes another successful mission with Falcor rocket

This was the booster's second successful landing; the first came on February 19, when the rocket stage helped send SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule on an uncrewed resupply run to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. The mission used a "flight proven" Falcon 9 rocket booster, which means it's flown to space previously before being recovered for reuse. It was the second Falcon 9 li... [Full Article...]

Jio Diwali Bonus : Offers Rs 400 Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge

The offer is valid from October 12 to October 18. This recharge plan is available from 12 October to 18 October. Under the Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer , users can extend the all unlimited benefits that users are enjoying now. These vouchers are redeemable post-November 15 and the users will not be able to redeem all the vouchers at one go. So if you want to use it for your next recharg... [Full Article...]

Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea

Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea The hole has an area of approximately 80,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles), and is as large as Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, or the state of Maine. Scientists believe the polynya is formed because of the deep water in the Southern Ocean being warmer and saltier than the surface water. That melting created the polynya. [Full Article...]

Amazon Alexa now recognizes your voice

Amazon Alexa now recognizes your voice Instructions on various ways to create a voice profile can be seen in this Amazon video . The functionality has remained one of the most-requested for Alexa, with users' eagerness only fueled by Google adding support for voice recognition to its Google Home several months ago. [Full Article...]

This is Oculus Go: Standalone VR for just $199

This is Oculus Go: Standalone VR for just $199 Oculus has revealed its newest headset, Oculus Go , aiming to bridge the gap between mobile-based virtual reality headsets and PC-tethered versions. More details on the Oculus Go are expected in early 2018. So, Santa Cruz is a separate, distinct product from Oculus Go. However, this headset seems a little different from that prototype. The company's upcoming Oculus Go headset costs $199, which ... [Full Article...]

Disney Animation Pulls the Plug on very big

Disney Animation Pulls the Plug on very big Ever since the release of Tangled , it seems that Walt Disney Animation has found a new Renaissance what with the successful releases of films like Frozen , Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia , and Moana . Very big was first announced in at D23 Expo 2015 and was scheduled to be released in 2020. This is where their then-upcoming feature enormous comes in, which we are sad to report has been canceled... [Full Article...]

IPhone passwords 'shockingly easy' to steal from iOS users

IPhone passwords 'shockingly easy' to steal from iOS users Don't enter your credentials into a popup, instead, dismiss it, and open the Settings app manually. To protect yourself from such attacks, Krause suggests that you hit the Home button when the prompt pops up. As you can see in the screenshot above, this comes in the form of a password request that looks pretty much identical to the one that Apple uses themselves. [Full Article...]

SpaceX to Launch Satellite with Pre-Flown Rocket Tonight

Watch a replay from a camera mounted on-board SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket as it released one of 10 Iridium Next communications satellites Monday almost 400 miles above Earth. and other parts of North America. Falcon 9's first stage previously supported SpaceX's 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station in February. [Full Article...]


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