January 24, 2018

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Real-Life 'Mario Kart' Appears Headed To Nintendo Theme Park In US


Last year, Nintendo revealed it was teaming up with Universal to open up Nintendo theme parks, including one at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. It's a solid name, no doubt. This doesn't necessarily mean a full Mario Kart attraction is coming, but it makes sense that Universal would want to create a ride based on the fan-favorite game. Read More »

Is Overwatch Teasing A New Map Or A Potential New Hero?

Blizzard released a blog post yesterday detailing extra lore about the mysterious Horizon Lunar Community previously seen in flashbacks in the animated short Recall . What's interesting though, is that another character is also missing from the area: Hammond. The gorillas launched an uprising, killing all the scientists and claiming the moon-base for their own. Read More »

Uber fires star self-driving vehicle exec at center of Waymo suit


Uber released an internal email to employees today, informing them that the company fired Anthony Levandowski, a VP of technology and a lead engineer in the company's self-driving vehicle. The lawsuit threatens to derail Uber's self-driving vehicle project, which has been pitched as the future of the ride-hailing juggernaut. "I feel like we're brothers from another mother", Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said of Levandowski in an interview at the time of the acquisition. Read More »

Square Enix Announces JRPG Throwback Lost Sphear


According to the press release, Lost Sphear follows Kanata, a young boy who finds his hometown disappearing into thin air. It launches on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch in early 2018 . If you're already after a physical copy, you'll need to pre-order exclusively on the Square Enix website. Modernising the classic JRPG formula for modern players. Read More »

Apple's iPhone 8 To Be The Most Expensive iPhone Ever


In addition to the molds , SlashLeaks posted a picture allegedly showing the back of an iPhone 8 dummy unit. Finally, looks like there might be three iPhones this year after all, even though it doesn't sound like a good strategy. One is obviously the reduction in the width of the chassis. With the iPhone 8 slightly bigger, it offers better usage of the display. According to 9to5Mac, the two holes seen near the center might not be related to any specific hardware changes. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone AR with Google Tango comes this summer


For those who are not aware, Tango is a technology platform developed and authored by Google that uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using Global Positioning System, while Daydream is Google's take on the high-quality mobile VR experience. Read More »

Volvo partners with Google to build Android into next gen connected cars


It will be launched as a standalone app for Apple's mobile platform. According to Android Police's "trusted source", Apple's numero uno rival will be bringing its still young Google Assistant to iOS . Tech fans won't have to wait long to see results from the partnership, with Volvo promising to roll out the new system within two years. Reminder Controls is one of the most important features for a smart, home assistant , as it should have the capacity to remind the user of things. Read More »

China presses South Korea on Thaad missile system

Moon advocated dialogue with the North as well as sanctions, adopting a more conciliatory stance than his predecessor. But ties have plummeted. Ties between South Korea and China, who are important trade partners, have been strained by Seoul's decision to host a U.S. Read More »

Man killed by police after taking Illinois hospital employee hostage


The city later released a statement saying the hostage-taking ended about five hours after it began and that the scene had been secured by police. A prison inmate who was being treated at an IL hospital managed to gain control of an officer's weapon and take a hospital employee hostage, according to officials. Read More »

Amazon Echo Show Brings Images to Voice Control

With Google already in the market and Apple ready to enter the competition, it is only a matter of time before Amazon loses its monopoly to newer and better devices. "Use your Echo device to call or message anyone with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App - for free", Amazon notes. Despite their apparent usefulness (controlling smart devices around the home by voice, the device's ability to listen from far away, ordering food, reciting recipes, Bluetooth speaker, etc.) ... Read More »

IPhone 7 world's best-selling smartphone in Q1

While many consumers in India don't initially consider Oppo and Vivo they pick up share due to their strong in-store presence. Local brands Micromax, Intex, Lyf, and others have captured 12% of India smartphone sales. Now what about the Oppo R9s? Its handsets thus held the first and second positions with Oppo's R9s coming in at third while Samsung's mid-range Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J5 (2016) handsets took fourth and fifth place, respectively. Read More »

Judge refers theft allegations against Uber to US attorney


Yesterday, Alsup also granted an injunction against Uber . Alsup on Thursday also referred the case to the U.S. Attorney "for investigation of possible theft of trade secrets based on the evidentiary record supplied thus far concerning plaintiff Waymo LLC's claims for trade secret misappropriation". Read More »

Boy, 8, Killed Himself 2 Days After Assault at School


Gabe Taye took his own life after being violently attacked in a school bathroom. For months after his suicide, Gabriel's mother had no knowledge of the trouble in the school bathroom. His mom had taken him to the local hospital where they told her it was most likley stomach flu. Branch said the boy only told his mother his stomach hurt, adding that the mother believes he did not know what had happened that day. Read More »

Microsoft cloud to SQL Server: let's have an open (source) relationship


Sirosh assured users that the new services are supported by the same highly-available cloud infrastructure that powers Microsoft's own Azure SQL solutions. DevOps, continuous delivery and containerisation. "By enabling processing, analytics and action to happen closer to the source of the data, Azure IoT Edge empowers you to make faster and smarter decisions, while reducing bandwidth costs by sending only critical information to the cloud for further analysis". Read More »

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

Barts Health NHS Trust in London said on its website it was "experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals". Over 70 per cent of the computer systems affected in the Wanna Cry attack were located in Russia, Kaspersky noted. Read More »

Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth

Microsoft's aim on Wednesday was on businesses and software developers, whether they are students building a fun app or professional technology teams. Stay tuned for more keynotes from Microsoft Build over the next few days - each will be available at the top of this page. Instead the company has signed deals with HP and Intel to bring more built-in Cortana-powered products to market. Read More »

Nintendo reveals E3 2017 events


Composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, the tournament will find teams participating in the first-ever worldwide Splatoon 2 competition. There is, of course, a lot more to Nintendo's plans than that. Instead of hiring orchestras and comedians to pitch their games, Nintendo now go for a much smaller-scale and actually try to show off what they're making. Read More »

Google's Fuchsia OS Could One Day Supersede Android On Your Smartphone

Kyle Bradshaw at Hotfix was the first to know that this operating system's interface will be called Armadillo , and the video also shows the Fuchsia OS up and running on a smartphone. The system itself, and apps for it, are developed on Flutter, which can also develop Android and iOS apps. While this may not be a full time project at Google just yet, what makes Fuchsia exciting is that it may be used to run the next generation of smartphones. Read More »

That Sony/Nintendo PlayStation prototype is now fully armed and operational


Unfortunately Nintendo backed out the arrangement at the very same event, and announced that they were entering a partnership with Philips, which resulted in the famous Philips CD-i. But once the system's specifications became known past year, homebrew game developers created a couple of small games that, in theory, would run. Now that the system's hardware has been restored, modders have a better chance of making games that run perfectly. Read More »

Harman Kardon accidentally reveals its Cortana-powered speaker

The platform from the wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics integrates with Skype to provide the ability to make phone calls to cellular phones, landlines and other Skype-enabled devices. We were originally hoping to see a Cortana powered speaker at tech conference CES 2017, and while we didn't, we did see Cortana integration for both BMW and Nissan cars, so possibly Microsoft's strategy is to put Cortana into other manufacturer's devices rather than actually produce one of its own, ... Read More »

Chipmaker AMD Down Late On In-Line Q1 Results


The consensus estimates are calling for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $4.74 billion in revenue for the second quarter. And, despite the fact AMD are still making multi-million dollar losses every quarter, the $73 million deficit is at least much lower than this time previous year when they were losing $109 million. Read More »

Facebook Introduces Instant Games on Messenger


Not just this, the networking giant is also introducing new functionality first announced at its F8 conference, including turn-based gameplay and additional games . The program primarily brought retro games like Galaga to Facebook Messenger . As for now, what are your thoughts on Facebook Messenger's Instant Games? You can now play it as a feature-rich turn-based game on Messenger . Read More »