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ESPN is bringing its famous SportsCenter to Snapchat

ESPN is bringing its famous SportsCenter to Snapchat It will be a short form offering and the platform's first daily sports show and the move comes on the heels of Snapchat's agreement with the Duplass Brothers for other short form dramas and comedies . But the solo-host format means it will lack the snappy interplay among co-anchors of the long-running TV version, which has been a steady generator of sports-media personalities (not to mention a ... [Full Article...]

'Call of Duty WW2' Dev Addresses Connectivity Issues, Delays Next PC Patch

'Call of Duty WW2' Dev Addresses Connectivity Issues, Delays Next PC Patch But we get it, headquarters is best enjoyed with a thriving, fully populated social community interacting together. As a result, the developers migrated online play to peer-to-peer (P2P) servers in an effort to provide a more stable experience. [Full Article...]

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years In the U.S., emissions are projected to decline 0.4 per cent (minus 2.7 per cent to plus 1.9 per cent) in 2017, lower than the decline of 1.2 per cent per year averaged over the previous decade, with an unexpected rise in coal consumption (GDP up about 2.2 per cent in 2017). [Full Article...]

Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK

Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK This number is the same as the Nintendo Switch in the first two days of launch. On paper the Xbox One X is more powerful, with a processor whose clock speed is marginally higher than that of the PS4 Pro. With the release of the Xbox One X , we are getting 4K patches for multiple games and Destiny 2 is one of the games that will feature the One X enhancements. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone, Redmi Note 4, gets a price cut in India

The Redmi Y1 is available at a budget price tag of Rs 6,999. For all intents and purposes, the Redmi Note 4 will not see another Android OS update, but it should continue to receive MIUI updates. The Redmi Note 4 is further backed by a 4,100mAh battery. In related news, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Y1 (first impressions) and Redmi Y1 Lite smartphones in India. [Full Article...]

Snake-like shark from dinosaur era might scare you out of sea

Snake-like shark from dinosaur era might scare you out of sea The freaky creature, known as a frilled shark , dates back around 80 million years, making it one of the oldest species still around today. After noticing the creature's unusual appearance, the commercial fishermen handed it over to a research team from the Institute for the Sea and Atmospheres, who were working on a project to decrease unwanted catches in commercial fishing. [Full Article...]

Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know

The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, are due to rise within 0.3 degrees of each other and will "snuggle" close to each other in the morning. The phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye itself but if you want to have a clearer view for yourself, it's probably best to use use a telescope or binoculars. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask

IPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask Resource Bloomberg reported that some of the features flagship smartphone Apple iPhone X will be inherited by the tablet PC iPad next generation. The new technology has passed nearly all the security tests with flying colours; until a security firm called Bkav allegedly created a mask to beat the FaceID. [Full Article...]

Top figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu injures ankle, won't compete at NHK Trophy

Top figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu injures ankle, won't compete at NHK Trophy Carolina Kostner of Italy was next with 74.57 points, followed by Polina Tsurskaya of Russian Federation with 70.04. The ice dance competition will be headlined by three-time and reigning world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won their seventh Skate Canada title last month with a record score and will be the clear favorites in Osaka. [Full Article...]

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS

Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Sangamo Therapeutics by 4.9% during the second quarter. Piper Jaffray Cos. cut shares of Sangamo BioSciences from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $9.00 to $5.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. [Full Article...]

Padmavati: SC dismisses plea against film's release

Padmavati: SC dismisses plea against film's release Gupta also said he had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asking him to take cognisance into the matter. " Padmavati " is slated to release on December 1, and there is a brouhaha over it as various organisations have been targeting the filmmaker for distortion of history in the movie, touted as a "historical drama". [Full Article...]

New 'Harry Potter' Games Arriving Soon on Consoles and on Mobile

Interactive Entertainment, which revealed that the " Harry Potter: Wizards Unite " was just one of the games that would be released under the Portkey Games. Some of the previous games featuring the franchise include the eight movie tie-in games from EA, as well as Warner Bros.' Lego Harry Potter series, among others. [Full Article...]

NASA confirms Supervolcano in Antarctica waiting to erupt any time

NASA confirms Supervolcano in Antarctica waiting to erupt any time Usually, magma nears the surface only at the edges of tectonic plates. Marie Byrd Land is part of the bulging "elbow" leading to the Antarctic Peninsula, left center. Researchers don't have probes under the ice, but they can detect the activity thanks to careful measurements of the rise and fall of the surface from NASA's ICESat satellite and IceBridge flyover missions. [Full Article...]

EA Purchasing Respawn Entertainment

Respawn and EA have multiple projects now in development, including a new Titanfall title, a game in the Star Wars universe, and a VR gaming experience. Historically, tying bonuses to Metacritic scores has not turned out so well for some development studios in the past. "We intend to deliver to our fans everything and more than we did in the past". [Full Article...]

Orbital ATK CRS-8 Prelaunch Mission Status Briefing

All systems were "green" for launch until a plane was spotted violating the launch zone, forcing a NASA mission controller to call "abort, abort, abort" and dashing hopes at the space agency and at Orbital ATK , where engineers and technicians had been working all night to prepare for it. [Full Article...]

Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) Price Target Raised to $28.00

The firm owned 687,728 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 27,500 shares during the period. Liberty shares have climbed 62 percent since the beginning of the year. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.50, for a total value of $12,644,605.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,625,007 shares of company s... [Full Article...]

South Park: Phone Destroyer is out right now on Android

South Park: Phone Destroyer is out right now on Android Phone Destroyer , now out on iOS and Android , is a card-based combat game in which players summon South Park characters. Much like the last two console and PC RPGs set in the South Park universe, the game puts you in the shoes of "a new kid" in town that joins Cartman and co.in one of their elaborate plays, cowboys versus Indians in this case. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Wants To Ship Nearly 50 Million Switch Systems By April 2019

Nintendo Wants To Ship Nearly 50 Million Switch Systems By April 2019 That's more than predecessor Wii U sold in its entire life to date, but apparently even that torrent pace is too slow to meet the kind of future demand Nintendo is expecting. It now looks like holiday season sales for Nintendo Switch ( Amazon, $299.99 ) could catch up to the Wii figures. Nomura Securities analyst Junko Yamamura, the outlet says, predicts the console will sell "115.8 million unit... [Full Article...]

Google reported in talks to acquire Mumbai-based Just Dial

Google reported in talks to acquire Mumbai-based Just Dial At 12.11, the scrip traded at Rs 492.25 (against the day's high of Rs 549), only 7.22% higher than the previous session's closing on BSE. Shares of local search engine Just Dial on Friday rose 20 percent to hit Rs 549.85 after the Business Standard reported that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Chinese search-engine Sogou's IPO priced at $13/ADS

Chinese search-engine Sogou's IPO priced at $13/ADS Sogou has said in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to use proceeds from the $585-million IPO for research and development, sales and marketing, and general corporate purposes. Beijing-based Sogou, which competes with Baidu and Alibaba's UCWeb, reported net income of $66.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, compared with $45.4 million for the sam... [Full Article...]


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