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With the $500 Xbox One X, Has Microsoft Misfired Again?

This program is Microsoft's way of having its cake and eating it too, since it allows the company to keep its promise that all Xbox games will work on both the Xbox One and the Xbox One X while still positioning the Xbox One X as the best place to play them. [Full Article...]

Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO

Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO The new console it has been working out in the lab could be the so-called "Ataribox". Last week, Atari quietly released a teaser video for something called an Ataribox , and a new website to go with it. Atari has not revealed any specific details regarding the upcoming console such as its development process, what games it would support, pricing or any possible launch window. [Full Article...]

Why iOS 11 will keep developers busy

Now tipping is only allowed via buying virtual coins from WeChat via Apple's payment system. It's a sales tool that can be used for customer service, purchases ( Apple Pay is integrated into business chat , of course), information sharing, appointments scheduling, and more. [Full Article...]

China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars

China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars Equipped with three X-ray telescopes, HXMT will orbit 342 miles ( 550 km ) above the Earth, where it will observe neutron stars, black holes, and gamma-ray bursts while attempting to catch transient X-ray flares, which are hard to observe because they are unpredictable, quick, and short-lived. [Full Article...]

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Co-Op Mode Revealed

At first glance, Super Mario Odyssey may not look like a traditional game in Nintendo's flagship series, but after playing it, it's safe to say that this feels very much like another memorable 3D Mario game. So basically, how the local co-op in Super Mario Odyssey works is that you can allow two players to use one set of Joy-Con controllers. Players, who control Cappy would be able to perfor... [Full Article...]

Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians Trump, conservative lawmakers, and his surrogates have made the subject of intelligence leaks their prime focus amid a broad FBI investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Yet his angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid interfering in an active probe. [Full Article...]

Is Spider-Man PS4 Coming to PC?

Is Spider-Man PS4 Coming to PC? Sony also stated that it has more than 70 million active users as of end of March 2017 with more than 26 million of them paid PlayStation Plus subscribers. The games were there, but they had already been announced and it lacked the jaw dropping surprises that had become a real highlight of their show. Sony Corp said last week it had sold more than one million units of its virtual reality ... [Full Article...]

Reasons Why Xbox One X Is Better Than PS4 Pro

Super Lucky's Tale launches alongside the Xbox One X on November 7. Microsoft did not achieve that with the Xbox One X. Well it sounds like Sony isn't planning on doing that just yet. The console is still a few months out, but the anticipation still appears to be pretty high, even with the Playstation 4 Pro. Interestingly enough, Microsoft didn't disappoint in this regard as many video g... [Full Article...]

Minecraft Going Cross-Platform, Getting Massive 4K Graphics Update This Fall

I've always been attached to PC gaming from my first Sims games to my current addiction to Fallout 4. "I think game developers today can push the state of the art and have their engines scale to run". Maybe they would create a new piece of software that enabled a core set of functions between both platforms, 0r maybe they'd adapt one of their own services to function on both. [Full Article...]

HWL semis: Upbeat Team India take on lowly Canada today

HWL semis: Upbeat Team India take on lowly Canada today Match Date & Start time: June 17th, 2017 - Saturday, 14:00 (local time), 18:30 (IST). What channel will air the World Hockey League match between India and Pakistan? The round 1 and 2 of the competition has finished and Semifinals are getting underway. [Full Article...]

'Super Mario Odyssey' Launches October 27 for Nintendo Switch

Far more interesting, however, is the hat's sentient capabilities - tossing it at certain enemies or objects allows you to take control of them. Cappy is also unbeatable. Nintendo's Super Mario Odyssey also brings new surprises such as Donk City, which is full of Skyscrapers. Indeed, Koizumi says the biggest challenge was trying to figure out how to craft an open-world Mario game for the m... [Full Article...]

Whole Foods Bought By Amazon For $13.7 Billion

Amazon also offers grocery shipments elsewhere, but that's tough with perishable foods. Whole Foods in downtown Miami (Credit: Getty Images). The employees remaining would help improve the shopping experience, the person said . Two decades later, the Whole Foods deal shows that Bezos and retail chief Jeff Wilke are staying true to the company's values. The online giant a year ago decla... [Full Article...]

E3 2017: Xbox One X Is "Like A High-End PC", Developer Says

This is significantly more than the 4.2 tflop of which the existing PS4 Pro is capable, while both of these consoles is massively more powerful than the Nintendo Switch . "One of the key factors we looked at when coming to PC is that we don't want anybody looking at the game as a console port". But the fact remains that Microsoft is aggressively placing itself ahead of the curve, and promis... [Full Article...]

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Yesterday, Amazon stunned everyone when it revealed that it had agreed to buy out Whole Foods Market for a monstrous sum of close to $14 billion. When Amazon made a decision to approach Whole Foods last month, it picked Goldman for advice. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Voice Chat Controversy

Will Nintendo continue to support the 3DS when the Switch is portable? Nintendo has revealed that voice chat will be available through an app on a mobile device. When it was pointed out that plugging a headset into a mobile phone seems cumbersome, Fils-Aime responded that what we have seen so far is just a single execution by one particular supplier, and that there will be other solutions. [Full Article...]

Amazon-Whole Foods deal hammers grocery stores; Dow ticks up

This will be at a big 27 percent premium to Thursday's closing price. "This deal should leave no doubt that Amazon is deadly serious about dominating all aspects of retail", Paul Cuatrecasas, chief executive of Aquaa Partners, a London-based investment banking firm, said in an email. [Full Article...]

May visits fire victims in hospital

Suggesting spending cuts may also have a role to play, he said: "If you deny local authorities the funding they need, then there is a price that's paid". The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze that ripped through the 24-story building, killing at least 17. "What are you going to do about it?" "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire "... [Full Article...]

Queen Elizabeth II visits relief centre for victims of tower block inferno

The fundraiser has already gained over £10,000 in donations which will be made to the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, with 100 per cent going directly to the victims and families. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited an aid distribution site and were meeting with volunteers. Earlier, the police launched a criminal inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire incident after it emerged ... [Full Article...]

Amazon Buying Whole Foods? What Small Businesses Can Learn

All of these are hints of what Amazon might bring to Whole Foods . Some of you might already buy some traditional grocery store items on Amazon , and they've previously experimented with an entirely self-serve physical grocery store . The Minneapolis-based retailer gets about one-fifth of its revenue from groceries and has been struggling to adjust its inventory to shifting consumer preferenc... [Full Article...]

Most Think Trump Interfered With Russia Investigation

Because the investigation now includes questions about whether or not President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice in conversations with former FBI Director James Comey who he later fired , Rosenstein's involvement has come under scrutiny. [Full Article...]


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