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Batman, Life Is Strange, Assassin's Creed Origins Dominate Xbox Black Friday Program

Batman, Life Is Strange, Assassin's Creed Origins Dominate Xbox Black Friday Program Tales of the Borderlands will be sticking around for most of December, but entering the fray is Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and Back to the Future The Game . If you're an Microsoft console gamer, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are $10 off, meaning you'll get a whole year for $49.99. While the rest of the Xbox Games with Gold December 2017 titles are less familiar, since they are part of ... [Full Article...]

New species of finch evolved on Galapagos Islands in just two generations

New species of finch evolved on Galapagos Islands in just two generations Researchers had thought it took a long time to form a new species , but in this case it happened in just two generations. The new species, called Big Bird, was observed by British husband and wife researchers Rosemary and Peter Grant, of Princeton University in the United States, evolving and establishing itself on the island of Daphne Major within the Galapagos from 1981. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo Black Friday Deals

Amazon Echo Black Friday Deals This clock is custom-designed to work with Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation. Echo Buttons act like game show buzzers for voice-based trivia games., enabled by the new Alexa Gadgets API, and cost $20 for 2. The Echo Dot usually retails for $49.99, but today's promotion brings it down 40-percent. Google Home Mini is similar to Echo Dot but is powered by the Google Assistant . [Full Article...]

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Free Trial Now Available

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Free Trial Now Available Those who haven't yet purchased Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus can now play the entire first level for free . Those who have been planning to purchase it can now get it at a much cheaper price. This is the tactic Bethesda and MachineGames have taken with the rather superb Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus . Wolfenstein II has also been nominated in several categories for The Game Awards , i... [Full Article...]

IPhone X now available within one or two weeks

IPhone X now available within one or two weeks According to both Metro and Apple Insider, the timing of the raid gives rise to suspicions that it could have been done to hamper the success of the iPhone X. There have been iron clad instances of South Korean businessmen bribing government officials with the clearest cut case of abuse being Lee Jae-yong who was chairman of Samsung and landed in jail for five years on corruption charges for pay... [Full Article...]

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded'

Dolly the sheep health fears 'unfounded' There have been claims the cloning process led her to age prematurely and left her vulnerable to diseases linked to ageing, including osteoarthritis, resulting in her joints wearing out before their time. Radiography confirms that one case had mild or moderate osteoarthritis, but it was at a similar level to what a normal sheep would experience at that age. [Full Article...]

Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27

Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27 The days after Thanksgiving are prime time for price drops, especially for fans of Microsoft's console, the Xbox One. On the software side of things, some noteworthy offers on Destiny 2 (£29 on Xbox One and PS4 ), Overwatch: GOTY Edition (£25 on all formats), Forza Motorsport 7 (£29.99 on Xbox One), among others, are the highlights so far. [Full Article...]

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months The South African Olympic athlete has served just over a year of that six-year sentence. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during the third day of his re-sentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa June 15, 2016. [Full Article...]

Number of Aadhaar machines increases

Number of Aadhaar machines increases The service of linking SIM number with the customer's Aadhaar is an important step in line with Vodafone's commitment to a Digital India. Once at store, a verification code (OTP) will be sent on your registered Vodafone mobile number. According to a report by The Economic Times , Bharati Airtel is conducting special camps in rural areas to make it easier for its subscribers to link their mobile... [Full Article...]

Razer Phone will get updates to improve its lacklustre camera

Razer Phone will get updates to improve its lacklustre camera Razer has been keeping a close watch on the reviews and has now promised that the camera shortcomings will be cured in the upcoming software updates. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan had the following to say about the launch of the device in Asia " While we founded Razer in California, US, I'm a Singaporean still and I'm very excited to make Singapore the first country in Asia to release the Razer Phone ... [Full Article...]

Huawei Honor V10 leaked in image render ahead of Nov 28 launch

Huawei Honor V10 leaked in image render ahead of Nov 28 launch Thanks to the Chinese center for certification of telecommunication equipment TENAA became known characteristics of the smartphone Honor V10. Honor is holding an event in London on December 5 where we expect the V10 to be announced (under a different name) for worldwide markets. [Full Article...]

Here's Next Month's Free Xbox Games With Gold

Here's Next Month's Free Xbox Games With Gold Telltale's Back to the Future adventure game will be part of the promotion from December 16 until January 15, while trippy rhythm action game Child of Eden becomes a Games with Gold title on the first of the month and remains as such until December 15. [Full Article...]

Rumoured Mi Mix 3 prototypes shave off more bezel-space

Rumoured Mi Mix 3 prototypes shave off more bezel-space A new leak surfaced on the web today, claiming to shed some light on Xiaomi's Mi 7 flagship smartphone. In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 7 will feature a 6.01-inch OLED display that is said to be supplied by Samsung . On the camera front, the Mi 7 is expected to sport dual-rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5... [Full Article...]

The unfortunate side effect of LED lighting

The unfortunate side effect of LED lighting There are two separate factors to be considered when looking at light pollution - the total outdoor area that is artificially lit, and the brightness of those lit areas. "The fact that we did not see the country get darker means that there were new lights in other places, or else brighter lights that were in some other cities installed that make up for this difference", said Kyba. [Full Article...]

Ranveer Singh on 'Padmavati' row: I've been asked not to say anything!

Ranveer Singh on 'Padmavati' row: I've been asked not to say anything! After Vasundhara Raje, Yogi Adityanath and Shivraj Singh Chauhan, he is the fourth chief minister from a BJP-ruled state to oppose the film's release. While talking to ETV in Gorakhpur, he said, "The Censor Board should respect the sentiments of the 22 crore people of UP". Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. [Full Article...]

Vodafone offers 1GB data and unlimited calling at Rs 199

Vodafone offers 1GB data and unlimited calling at Rs 199 The plan also comes with 4g data. These plans were believed to be in response to aggressive cashback offers of up to Rs 2,599 announced by Jio recently. Vodafone's new Rs 199 plan directly counters Jio's Rs 149 plan - under which it offers 2GB of data, unlimited calls to any networks (both local and STD) and unlimited SMS (300 limits per day). [Full Article...]

Scientists dazzled by solar system's first-known interstellar visitor

Scientists dazzled by solar system's first-known interstellar visitor The object will only be in our solar system for a short amount of time but scientists are determined to study it while they can. The project was funded by NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program. None of the known comets or asteroids in our solar system have any resemblance in shape and dimension - puzzling scientists everywhere. As of Monday, Oumuamua is travelling about 38.3... [Full Article...]

Signs of running water on Mars dunes are probably just dry sand

Signs of running water on Mars dunes are probably just dry sand Dundas says this doesn't rule out liquid water on Mars , but it supports the idea of a cold, dry planet. The paper appeared in Nature Geoscience this week. Artist's conception of the complex magnetic field environment at Mars. The scientists came to their conclusion by studying images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). [Full Article...]

Samsung May Release Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta 3 Soon

Samsung May Release Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Beta 3 Soon In a recent tweet, serial leaker Evan Blass said that Samsung isn't planning a big redesign for its Galaxy S9 and will instead deliver only a minor update. Samsung launched an Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 several weeks ago. Now, we're getting a good glimpse at what that Galaxy S9 could look thanks to renders for a third-party case that is destined for the smartphone. [Full Article...]

'PUBG' will be tweaked to add socialist-friendly messages in China

'PUBG' will be tweaked to add socialist-friendly messages in China Those changes might include toning down some of the game's more violent elements. " PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world", said Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent. With Tencent behind the project, it's now unlikely such a ban will be put in place. If PUBG was to launch officially, Bluehole would need to partner with a Chines... [Full Article...]


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