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Indefinite shutdown to continue in Darjeeling, says GJM

Indefinite shutdown to continue in Darjeeling, says GJM The situation in the area is tense but is under control. Kalimpong, which was earlier a sub-division of Darjeeling , was declared a full-fledged state in February. Besides, GJM chief Bimal Gurung's statement two days ago that the party would continue the shutdown has put an added pressure on the members of the GMCC, he said. [Full Article...]

Halo 5 is getting the 4K treatment for Xbox One X

Halo 5 is getting the 4K treatment for Xbox One X With Halo Wars and Halo Reach already available through Backward Compatibility, this means Microsoft's going to be completing another chunk of the Backward Compatibility library. The games have been available via the Master Chief Collection but some games like Halo 3 don't feel exactly the same due to the lack of the original custom games maps people had created on Xbox 360. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go Anniversary Event Details

Pokemon Go Anniversary Event Details To celebrate this, Niantic and The Pokemon Company have revealed that there will be a new Pokemon and items to celebrate the event. Following on from the recent update that added co-op Raid Battles and overhauled the Gym system, you'll be able to buy Anniversary Boxes which will include incubators, max revives, ultra balls and raid passes at a discount in the in-game shop. [Full Article...]

FCA chief: Brexit shouldn't end free trade in financial services

FCA chief: Brexit shouldn't end free trade in financial services Without a passport fund managers would have to open a subsidiary operation in the EU27 or find an EU-based business partner to offer management services to Continental clients. Bailey announced that the FCA was working with the government in three ways towards a satisfactory Brexit conclusion. But he added that "strong co-ordination of regulatory institutions across the United Kingdom and the EU... [Full Article...]

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct: How to Watch and What to Expect

Splatoon 2 Nintendo Direct: How to Watch and What to Expect Switch fans are hoping that Nintendo will release an all Neon Green and all Neon Pink Joy-Con set as well at some point. Look forward to more on the Splatfest World Premiere when it's live next week! Splatfests, for those unfamiliar with the term, are just brilliant; in the original Splatoon , they transformed the game's hub area into a vast night-time street party, complete with dancers, firew... [Full Article...]

Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features

Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features To get your hands this nifty new Snapchat feature , follow these easy steps and take your Snap art to a new level. Moving onward, the arch rival of Snapchat , Instagram has also rolled out an update for its users. The first update is called Backdrops and (surprise surprise) allows users to create animated backgrounds for their snaps. It even includes a preview so that you won't accidenta... [Full Article...]

Xbox One X Performance Benchmarked

Xbox One X Performance Benchmarked For all its impressive hardware, the new console has not been created using a new architectural platform, but will an upgrade from the Xbox One family. "It's a night and day difference". At $500, Microsoft's highly anticipated gaming device should be worth every penny. The Indian pricing of the device is yet not known, but once the Xbox One X is launched worldwide on November 7, the con... [Full Article...]

Baidu snags 50-plus partners for its Apollo driverless vehicle

Baidu snags 50-plus partners for its Apollo driverless vehicle Speaking at Baidu Create in Beijing this week, company group president and COO Qi Lu likened Apollo to the Android operating system, noting Baidu wants to build a "collaborative ecosystem" to fast-track the technology's progress. Apollo will release fixed-lane autonomous driving technology and a portion of simulated engine data in September. In the autonomous driving industry there have been a... [Full Article...]

New OnePlus 5 Update Includes Wi-Fi Connectivity Improvement

New OnePlus 5 Update Includes Wi-Fi Connectivity Improvement OnePlus has already started rolling out the latest OxygenOS 4.5.5 software update to several OnePlus 5 users across the globe. In addition to the improvements made to the Wi-Fi connectivity the update also brings along some fixes for things like the Wi-Fi signal displaying as being weak on a consistent basis. [Full Article...]

United Nations calls on Gov. McAuliffe to halt William Morva's execution

United Nations calls on Gov. McAuliffe to halt William Morva's execution Lawyers for death-row inmate William Morva say his life should be spared because he was in the grips of a delusional disorder when he made a bloody escape from custody in 2006, killing a hospital security guard and a sheriff's deputy. "The denial of reasonable accommodation in detention can be considered a form of discrimination against him because of his mental health condition", they said. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu invites Indian youth to explore Israel

Netanyahu invites Indian youth to explore Israel The Israeli prime minister is expected to accompany Modi for most of his trip, a treatment normally reserved only for top level guests such as the U.S. India and Israel have had relations for the past 25 years. India is also seeking to advance sales and the production of missiles, drones and radar systems. [Full Article...]

Extreme weather testing for new Jaguar E-Pace

Extreme weather testing for new Jaguar E-Pace After all, more than 500 JLR engineers have worked on the prototype test program, assessing more than 150 vehicles for reliability, integrity and durability. Hell refers to Nurburgring, and high water relates to the E-Pace being driven to the centre of a 0.5m deep pool of water in Jaguar Land Rover's ultimate wading test at Gaydon. [Full Article...]

NASA Plans to Test Asteroid Deflection Capability

NASA Plans to Test Asteroid Deflection Capability It was considered the largest recorded asteroid impact in Earth's history that it leveled trees and knocked over people in a town 40 miles away. " DART is a critical step in demonstrating we can protect our planet from a future asteroid impact", Andy Cheng of The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the DART investigation co-lead said in a statement . [Full Article...]

OpenIV's Liberty City In GTA5 Mod Will Not Be Released

OpenIV's Liberty City In GTA5 Mod Will Not Be Released And, with that, the Liberty City project is no more. According to Kotaku , OpenIV admins have confirmed that the development of the mod tool will be continued soon enough. Open IV has now revealed that their planned Liberty City in GTA V mod has been shelved. The finished mod would add a spruced-up version of GTA IV's familiar urban playground to GTA V , not as a replacement for San A... [Full Article...]

Sex robots could provide therapy and treat loneliness in care homes

Sex robots could provide therapy and treat loneliness in care homes However, the market for them is there - the report said research shows that men are more willing to have sex with a robot than women are. The answers to all of these questions are important, especially considering there are sex robots already for available for purchase, with prices ranging from $5,000 (~£3,875) to $15,000 (~£11,600). [Full Article...]

LeEco founder steps down after court freezes $182m in assets

LeEco founder steps down after court freezes $182m in assets Chinese financial magazine Caixin first reported Monday that a Shanghai court had ordered the freezing of 1.237 billion yuan ($182 million) in assets connected to LeEco , its subsidiaries, and billionaire founder Jia Yueting. The statement did not refer to the apparently separate "assets" mentioned by Caixin. Compal announced in March 2017 a plan to invest CNY700 million (US$101.65 million) to ... [Full Article...]

New Total War Spinoff Series Announced

New Total War Spinoff Series Announced This series will focus on "pivotal moments in history". In that regard, the Saga games are nearly redefining a practice that CA have adopted over the last decade, with a full mainline historical Total War game in development, and this project, which was codenamed "Flashpoint" in a recent blog post . [Full Article...]

Cuphead is not heading to PS4, according to its developers

Cuphead is not heading to PS4, according to its developers Chief among them are the terms of their exclusivity with Microsoft. Depending on whether or not Cuphead is a success for developer StudioMDHR, we might see the platformer hit Mac and Linux afterward, with the former taking precedence. StudioMDHR has also not ruled out the possible arrival of the game in future for versions of Mac OS and Linux. The story revolves around the character Cuphead wh... [Full Article...]

3 dead, 4 injured in downtown Savannah shooting, crash

3 dead, 4 injured in downtown Savannah shooting, crash Police report that 4 people were injured, including one person who showed up at a hospital later with non-life threatening injuries. Savannah police said in a statement early Wednesday that four people were shot in the City Market area downtown overnight. [Full Article...]

Samsung may go to market with standalone Exynos VR headset

Samsung may go to market with standalone Exynos VR headset Several companies in the virtual reality (VR) industry are turning to an "all-in-one" solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). Secondly, Samsung is partnering up with Visual Camp, an outfit that has an eye tracking system optimized for mobile VR. [Full Article...]


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