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Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft Surface PCs over reliability concerns

Microsoft entered the hardware market with its first Surface tablet in 2012. To get at reliability, the Consumer Reports National Research Center surveys our subscribers regularly. So whether you believe that MacBooks and iPads are innovative, they are indeed the most reliable products of their kind. But Consumer Reports did not collect the data to determine the frequency with which each type of problem occurred.

StarCraft May Be the Next Game That AI Beats Us At

The pair have created a set of tools - known as SC2LE - to accelerate AI research specifically within StarCraft 2. "Part of StarCraft's longevity is down to the rich, multi-layered gameplay, which also makes it an ideal environment for AI research", reads the DeepMind blog.

Microsoft agrees to Windows changes after Kaspersky complaint

In response, Microsoft detailed its security process , saying that it disables older versions of third-party software like Kaspersky's anti-virus (AV) if they are incompatible with Windows 10. This includes increasing the amount of time AV partners will have to review final builds before the next Windows 10 feature update is rolled out to customers, which should address the same issue.

Facebook's Watch Tab Includes Live Sports And Sports TV Shows

The launch will limit the availability of Facebook Watch to select users for now. Facebook has never had much trouble finding media partners to post videos to the service, and try its ever-expanding lineup of content products. You can keep track of your favorite shows through a tab called Watchlist which would display new episodes as soon as they arrive. Although rivals like YouTube and Snapchat have already experimented with original video content creation, Facebook's "Watch" ...

New WhatsApp Beta version shows UPI payment feature for instant money transfer

Well, the beta version of WhatsApp android app includes a hidden page for the preview of this UPI payment feature. Since its merger in Facebook , WhatsApp is updating its various features. Moreover, users can also recharge their phones and TataSky account. Truecaller lets you create unique Virtual Payment Address (VPA) in the app to transfer, receive money.

New Leak Reveals ASUS Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 4 Pro Prices

Citing the sources, an Italian website called DDay.it had posted few live images of the upcoming Zenfone 4 Pro smartphone. Furthermore, tipster Roland Quandt also leaked the USA price of the Asus ZenFone 4 (S630) to be at $400 (roughly Rs.

Walmart responds to photo of back-to-school gun display

Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told CNN Money that Walmart is " not happy " about the controversy , and many cried foul on twitter when the photo started to make the rounds. Though even with the store identified and the sign reportedly removed, some were questioning the validity of the photo. "This was awful and we removed the sign as soon as we found out".

IPhone 7 gets Rs 13201 discount on Amazon, Flipkart

Buyers can get Rs. 1,000 additional off on the exchange value of their old smart phone. For more Exciting News and offers Follow TFLive on Facebook & Twitter . The Lenovo K6 Power gets a discount of Rs1,000, and those interested can pick up the phone for Rs.8,999. If you're not keen on buying the new Pixel 2 XL smartphone that is expected to launch later this year, the Pixel XL is still a decent smartphone at this price.

What time, channel is Houston Texans vs

While Newton won't play, we'll still get treated to the debut of Panthers' rookie running back Christian McCaffrey. Everyone from the coaches to fellow players to the media and fans have been raving about the speedster since he arrived in Charlotte.

LG V30 Media Event Is Ahead Of IFA 2017

Leading rumors and speculations have suggested plenty and on the basis of these leaks, it is surmised that the upcoming LG V30 smartphone is going to look a lot like the LG G6 smartphone , which was introduced to the market earlier this year.

FaceApp Debuts Blackface and Yellowface Filters

Considering that in-app filters have long struggled to contend with "digital blackface ", these new filters felt to many like a unusual escalation of the racial insensitivity that's already plaguing face swapping and transforming apps. "They don't have any positive or negative connotations associated with them. They are even represented by the same icon", Goncharov wrote. - Good Tweetman (@Goodtweet_man) August 9, 2017HOLY SHIT did Faceapp (the app with a "hot" filter which lightens your ...

Deals on iPhone 7, Moto G5 Plus, OnePlus 3T And More

However, it gets an exchange discount of up to Rs. 23,632 on both the 64GB and 128GB models. The sale will happen from 9th to 11th August and will provide lots of offers from a range of electronic products. The phone is backed by 3000mAh battery and support connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and micro USB port. Still, Flipkart announced the sale officially.

Anker Eufy Genie undercuts Echo Dot for low-priced Alexa

The $10 to $15 saved may not seem like a lot up front, but those savings will quickly add up for those that want to outfit their entire house with an array of smart speakers. Although the company mentioned that a $40 Bluetooth-enabled version of the device is coming in the future, the lack of Bluetooth pairing in the launch model of the device might be a deal-breaker for anyone who might prefer to use their own wireless speakers in lieu of the Genie's 2W speakers.

Disney to pull content from Netflix

While Viacom remains convinced an entertainment-only skinny bundle will be available from pay-TV operators within the year, the company is benefiting from having its content on SVOD and OTT platforms outside of the traditional TV ecosystem.

Acer's small but rugged Chromebook won't hurt your wallet

Acer boasts that these have been drop-tested from 48-inches so in the unfortunate event that one should be dropped or knocked off a desk, everything should still work just fine afterward. The Chromebook also includes HD audio support, dual built-in stereo speakers and a microphone. If you are interested in purchasing the Acer Chromebook 11 C771 for your school district or organization, pricing is actually quite reasonable.

Mercedes teases new Vision concept auto in short clip

For Mercedes , it is a Maybach convertible Vision concept that is expected to follow on from a concept coupe unveiled in 2016. We'll get our first look at the new Vision concept next week when the 2017 Monterey Car Week kicks off, so check back with us for more information when it happens.

Gionee India unveils 'A1 Lite' at Rs 14999

Perhaps the highlight of the Gionee A1 Lite is its 20-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4000mAh battery. Gionee A1 Lite is the third smartphone in the A-series, after the A1 and A1 Plus. The Gionee A1 Lite features a 5.3 inch HD (1280 X 720 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by the octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery.

Android Distribution Updated for August 2017: Nougat Brings Fire and Fury

The breakdown of Nougat shows Android 7 .0 has a 12.3 percent distribution share and 1.2 percent for Android 7.1, making a total of 13.5 percent for the OS, which first arrived on Nexus devices a year ago. Market share for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich devices stayed static this month while Marshmallow managed to grow 0.5%. Google has also updated its OpenGL version distribution numbers, the OpenGL 3.0 version enjoys 45.6 percent, and OpenGL version 2.0 came down to 37.6 percent, and ...

Cross Platform Play Isn't Going Away

Microsoft also posted a blog update which made clear that beta access for the Xbox One will be coming shortly - "in the coming days" to be a little less vague. Cross-platform play should be a basic minimum, and Sony's restrictive practices can only prove detrimental to them and PlayStation owners in the long run.

New Destiny 2 Multiplayer Trailer Puts the Spotlight on the Crucible

In case you saw the title of the video and thought Bungie finally announced ranked competitive multiplayer for Destiny 2 , then alas we have some bad news. Special abilities light up the screen and decimate opponents as Push the Tempo by Fatboy Slim plays in the background, adding a layer of fun and excitement to proceedings.

Panasonic launches the Eluga A3 and A3 Pro

Both the smartphones features a 5.2-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Both of the devices are featuring 3GB RAM and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The memory can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for making video calls and capturing selfies.

Microsoft releases new Windows Server preview with Windows Subsystem for Linux

An interesting choice of name considering Google's alleged Android and ChromeOS hybrid also has the same moniker. But with CShell, there will be no special mobile version of Windows 10. As Windows 10 on Mobile is the future , Microsoft is simply going to dump its fans once again. Anyway, an ISO is the quickest route to a clean install, and if you do clean install build 16251, you can quickly upgrade that to the latest Insider build-or, soon, the final Fall Creators Update build-using ...

Microsoft Outlook.com Beta Unveiled With Improved Search, Quick Suggestions, and More

If you type the name of a restaurant chain, for example, Outlook.com will intelligently pop up some nearby branches. The rollout of the new Outlook.com shouldn't take as long as the previous rollout which took more than year, as the new update doesn't change much of the backend and infrastructure that powers Outlook.

Surprise! It's "Rez Infinite PC With VR Support" Day

Infinite is a VR (and non-VR) port of the beloved rhythm action shooter in which players fly along a set path, shooting down approaching enemies. Since then, the game has amassed numerous awards, including best VR Game at the 2016 Game Awards.

All three new iPhones now in volume production, says supply-chain report

These are all signs that component production is ramping up, and the imminent launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s is the only plausible explanation. The highly anticipated iPhone 8 is said to have an edge-to-edge OLED display with an even higher resolution than the iPhone 7 Plus. People continue to find new details about Apple's next flagship device in the recently discovered firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker.

Fallout Board Game Revealed by Fantasy Flight

Fallout: The Board Game takes much of what fans love about the Fallout franchise and condenses it into one portable package. "One to four players (solo play is an option) select one of five playable explorers, from a savvy Wastelander to a stout member of the Brotherhood of Steel ".

Steam remains the boss, gaining 1.5 million new users every month

While there wasn't any talk on Half-life 3 (sad face), they did mention that their digital games platform, Steam has grown to host over 67 million active monthly users. Valve takes a 30 percent cut of every sale on Steam. A January 2017 report claimed that Valve founder Gabe Newell himself has a net worth of $4.1 billion, making him even richer than Oprah.

Cohen Klingenstein LLC Has $36383000 Stake in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website . Corporate insiders own 17.70% of the company's stock. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 45 shares. Oppenheimer maintained Amazon.com, Inc. Natixis Asset Management holds 0.1% or 18,406 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 709 shares.

LawBreakers Is Suffering From Hitches and Stuttering on PlayStation 4

To ensure it installs, make sure to close the game completely before jumping back in to the action. Lawbreakers is now out for PC and PlayStation 4, and has a new trailer in order to celebrate the launch. It's not a huge amount of time, but it's nonetheless more than enough to be an annoyance, not to mention a real hindrance in a fast-paced competitive shooter.

Nissan Leaf images leaked on internet

We just need to wait to know if Nissan would turn a new leaf in its battle against Tesla in the days to come. There's little doubt as to the authenticity of the images, because the cars pictured do appear very similar to those officially previewed by Nissan and spotted by our spy photographers.

Nokia 8 benchmarks surface online a week before official launch

The photos, originated from Chinese social media app WeChat, showed the model number TA-1012, which was one of the three model numbers - TA-1004, TA-1012, and TA-1052 - listed in a previous AnTuTu benchmark leak. The size of the display isn't listed, but we've heard before that it would be 5.3 inches, and the 559ppi pixel density listed here would roughly line up with that.

Borderlands studio is working on a 1v1 competitive shooter and card game

If you were hoping that the next game from Gearbox would be Borderlands 3, here's a news flash: it probably won't. Gearbox, the studio responsible for Borderlands and Battleborn , is working on a 1v1 shooter which is also, somehow, a collectible card game.

HBO hackers reportedly leak emails, demand money

In a rambling letter published as a scrolling video set to the Game of Thrones score, the hackers have reproduced an ultimatum that they imply they've sent to HBO CEO Richard Plepler , demanding an amount of money (redacted from the published version of the letter) as ransom for the stolen data, which they'll otherwise continue to leak.

HBO says probe of hack is ongoing

The renowned cabler stated that it instantly started probing the incident as well as was coordinating with cyber security companies and law enforcement. Accompanying the latest leak was a letter from the hackers. Unidentified "IT professionals" who recently hacked Home Box Office (HBO) have released a second batch of stolen data and demanded a ransom worth millions of U.S.

Three militants killed in Kashmir

All the three slain militants were members of Zakir Musa group. On Monday an encounter broke out between terrorist and security forces in Drubgam area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir . For the past about a month people in one or the other area were observing strike against militant killings, civilian deaths and alleged atrocities by security forces.