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New 2017 Emojis Include Mermaid, T-Rex, & Vomit Face New 2017 Emojis Include Mermaid, T-Rex, & Vomit Face
- March 25, 2017

What emoji would you most like to see? The software and data standards nonprofit group will release its selections in June, but for now, Emojipedia has created some fun mockups of what the tiny, text-friendly pictures may look like. This is the latest step in a recent push to make emoji more gender inclusive, with pictograms of certain professions such as firefighter or doctor having only previously come in male form. (more...)
Google Nexus 6: This Is Worse Than Goodbye! Google Nexus 6: This Is Worse Than Goodbye!
- March 22, 2017

If you're a developer that's interested in giving Android O a try right now , you can find the images available for download right now . Google has just announced Android O developer preview . Google shared its tentative schedule for the new version's milestones, and it put the final release in the third quarter of 2017. PIP was initially spotted in Android Nougat on all devices, but Google made a decision to enable it only for Android TVs. (more...)
Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable
- March 22, 2017

The error code most people were reporting was "0x87DD0004". After more widespread issues earlier on Tuesday, the Office Service Portal now reports full health for Outlook.com, but says some users "are unable to access their OneDrive content", after signing in. (more...)
Royal Jordanian Bans Electronic Devices From US Flights
- March 21, 2017

The statement said that "following instructions from the concerned U.S. departments", the airline would be banning any electronic device in flight cabins except for "cellular telephones and medical devices". When asked on Twitter why its initial tweet had been deleted, the airline responded that "further updates will be announced soon". These measures will also affect a flight from Montreal to the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday, according to a statement by Royal Jordanian ... (more...)
Wonky facial animations in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' might not be fixed Wonky facial animations in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' might not be fixed
- March 18, 2017

Fans thought that BioWare has finally fixed the problem when they released one of the game trailers containing a love scene. Fans first noticed that oddly stiff facial animations late previous year, when the official Mass Effect YouTube channel posted a video that featured the female Ryder protagonist aiming a gun while holding a facial expression that looked like a cross between a smile and a constipated grimace. (more...)
India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage
- March 07, 2017

This new flag will be visible from Lahore in Pakistan. The flag itself measures 120-feet in length and 80-feet in breadth. A private company will look after the flag maintenance; it has got this maintenance contract for 3 years. It was decided that the tricolor flag to be hosted on January 26 but due to some technical reasons the plan was changed. Yes, the nation is of the opinion that this flag has violated worldwide treaties. (more...)
Dana White reveals who GSP will take on in his comeback fight Dana White reveals who GSP will take on in his comeback fight
- March 02, 2017

Although an official date and venue have yet to be announced , the UFC is hoping to have the fight take place in the latter half of 2017. Rumblings about a potential St-Pierre return first came to surface when he attended UFC 196. Only, it won't be in the welterweight division that St-Pierre once dominated. "They think he's beatable. That's the only reason he's in my mind", Bisping said recently on The MMA Hour. (more...)
Investors are Observing: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
- March 02, 2017

The fund owned 12,545 shares of the software giant's stock after buying an additional 1,814 shares during the period. In related news, insider G Mason Morfit sold 4,616,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 23rd. (more...)
Horizon Zero Dawn launch trailer, first patches detailed Horizon Zero Dawn launch trailer, first patches detailed
- February 28, 2017

If you're not sure whether it's downloading yet, navigate to the game's page in the PlayStation store and initiate the download there if you need to. According to GameSpot , the game is now receiving a lot of praises after several gameplays from different sources, including a very respectable 9/10 score coming from the GameSpot crew themselves. (more...)
Huawei Honor V9: Specs, features and pricing you should know
- February 23, 2017

The top of the line 6GB RAM , 128GB storage is priced at $508 while the entry level 4GB, 64GB space model is just $377 which is a steal considering the unbelievable design, battery and the brilliant display the phone offers. As it is a high-end smartphone you have a fingerprint sensor on the rear and USB Type C connectivity . Honor has formalized Honor V9 in China. (more...)
Samsung leader arrested for bribery and embezzlement as corruption scandal deepens
- February 21, 2017

The Samsung boss is accused of paying 43bn won (£30.2m) in bribes Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the president in addition to embezzlement and perjury. "We're mainly focusing on the prosecutor's investigation (into Lee and Samsung)". "What would affect its businesses are the Galaxy phone's success, the performance of the semiconductor sector and how fast Chinese rivals are catching up, not whether Lee Jae-yong is arrested or not", said Park Sang-in, a professor at Seoul National University. (more...)
LG confirms 5.7-inch FullVision screen, UX 6.0 for G6 LG confirms 5.7-inch FullVision screen, UX 6.0 for G6
- February 17, 2017

Video and gaming content tailored for 18:9 is growing sharply, says LG. LG claims that it has managed to achieve the bigger screen-size without making the G6 any larger than the erstwhile G5. Right now, most apps are created to work in a 16:9 environment, but LG says that support for 18:9 panels is "sharply rising". The smartphone will come with an ergonomic design to ensure comfort and compatibility with existing and upcoming digital content. (more...)
GM's Opel and PSA Group in merger talks
- February 17, 2017

In a statement, PSA said: "PSA Group confirms that, together with General Motors, it is exploring numerous strategic initiatives aiming at improving its profitability and operational efficiency, including a potential acquisition of Opel". Detroit-based GM has accumulated more than $15 billion of losses at its Opel arm since 2000 but has held onto its European operations to allow it to develop compact cars and diesel engines. (more...)
Lamborghini recalls its $4 million Veneno supercar Lamborghini recalls its $4 million Veneno supercar
- February 16, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a safety recall report for the iconic carmaker's Aventador and Veneno models on February 3. The statement further added that in order to guarantee customer satisfaction, owners of the vehicles affected are being notified and requested to contact an authorized Lamborghini dealer in order to have the fuel evaporative system upgraded to the latest version. (more...)
HTC is launching its own mobile VR headset for some reason
- February 16, 2017

While details are scant for now, it's clear that HTC has high hopes for virtual reality. With Oculus placing bets on both PC and mobile VR with Rift and Gear VR, along with plans for a standalone unit that represents the best of both worlds, many have wondered if HTC might try for a strong mobile VR offering as well. (more...)
Activision Blizzard shares jump after earnings beat, buyback
- February 11, 2017

During a financial earnings conference call this week, Activision Blizzard COO Eric Hirshberg admitted that the latest Call of Duty game , Infinite Warfare , hasn't met the firm's lofty expectations. Treyarch could be working on a WWII game while Infinity Ward develops something set in the very near future and Sledgehammer puts the finishing touches on say.a Vietnam setting. (more...)
The Marathon Petroleum Corporation (mpc) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 The Marathon Petroleum Corporation (mpc) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.36
- February 03, 2017

The volume of 11.43 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 14.86 Million shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $49.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.37. The median estimate represents a +20.55% increase from the last price of 16.59. Several company insiders have filed Insider transactions, on May 31, 2016, Steven A Davis (director) purchased 1,500 shares at $34.70 per share price. (more...)
Why Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Q4 Earnings Trump Reality
- February 02, 2017

Production fell by 3% to 2.4 million barrels of oil-equivalent per day. The stock closed down 0.97 points or 1.14% at $83.89 with 19,128,106 shares getting traded. (NYSE:RIG) are -6.37%; -5.03% for the month; 36.83% for the last quarter; 36.29% for the past six-months; and 42.7% for the last 12 months. Shares of Exxon Mobil (XOM ) were declining over 1% Tuesday afternoon, after the oil giant reported weaker-than-expected fourth quarter earnings results . (more...)
Chaos Breaks Out In The Wake of Trump's Chaos Breaks Out In The Wake of Trump's "Muslim Ban"
- January 31, 2017

Surprise and a desire for retaliation are some of the reactions to President Trump's temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. CBN host David Brody asked Trump during the interview: 'As it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?' "There is an extreme vetting process ". (more...)
Car2Go Replacing Some Smart Cars With Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Car2Go Replacing Some Smart Cars With Mercedes-Benz Vehicles
- January 31, 2017

Currently, Car2Go members pay 41 cents per minute, $14.99 per hour or $84.99 per day to use a vehicle. Rather, its fleet will have the smaller. practical CLA and modest GLA crossover. A new pricing structure was also announced on Monday. The cars will first come to Austin, Seattle, Toronto, Portland, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. (more...)