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Microsoft Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headsets Now Available

Now it has been revealed that the devices are now available for anyone to buy through the Microsoft Store . Check out the Acer version here and the HP version here. You'll need a high-end lappy. The headsets need to be backed by fairly powerful PC components, including an Intel Desktop i7 CPU with at least six cores or the AMD Ryzen 7 1700 at a minimum.

Dragon Quest XI Is Selling Incredibly Quickly in Japan

While we wait (patiently) for the USA version to make its arrival sometime next year, the game is already making big waves overseas, as sales reports indicate that the sequel has already gotten off on the right foot. Adding that to historical data we get a total of 5,095,722 PlayStation 4 units sold on the Japanese market as of July 30th. The numbers include physical copies, as well as download card purchases and the the Dragon Quest XI Double pack including both versions of the game, but ...

IBM Teases 330TB of Data in Palm-Sized Cartridge

In its release about the magnetic tape cartridge, Sony said that this achievement was made possible by bringing together it's "new magnetic tape technology employing lubricant with IBM Research - Zurich's newly developed write/read heads, advanced servo control technologies and innovative signal-processing algorithm".

Plex brings Live TV to Android smartphones and tablets

But that's not all Plex has announced . The folks behind Plex had been beta testing Live TV and DVR support for a while, but haven't provided Android users with a release timeframe. However, Devs are thinking to bring them to more devices; Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Smart TVs. The media server and tuner do all of the heavy lifting while you watch your favorite program on your Android (mobile and TV), iOS, and Apple TV devices.

Cristiano Ronaldo blasts critics amid tax evasion case with defiant Instagram post

Those that know me, know what I ask my advisors: "that they have everything up to date and properly paid, because I don't want problems", he added. "He is accused of evading taxes of 14.7 million euros". "The structure was a common one in England and was verified by the English tax authority, which confirmed that it was legal and legitimate ". According to press reports, Real's all-time top goalscorer, threatened to leave Spain over the affair, giving supporters a fright.

You can now use Skype to send PayPal money to a friend

Our recommendation is that you AND the recipient get the latest version of Skype to be absolutely sure. It was way back in 2007, in fact - back when eBay still operated Skype (before its 2011 acquisition by Microsoft) and PayPal (before its 2015 spinoff ).

Hyperloop One's passenger pod nearly hit 200 miles per hour in its latest test

The pod made a whistling noise as it traveled through the tube, a sound that Hyperloop One chair Shervin Pishevar is proud of. "We've reached historic speeds of 192 miles per hour and we're excited to finally show the world the XP-1 going into the Hyperloop One tube".

Ford is falling after a lacklustre sales report

Better yet: The F-Series family's average transaction price rose about $2,500 from a year ago, to about $45,000. The automaker said average transaction price after sales incentives was $36,000, an increase of almost $1,000 from July 2016.

New OnePlus 5 color teased in China

OnePlus 5 might come in a new colour variant. What makes us doubly sure that the new device will be in gold color is the fact that an earlier listing on TENAA had shown off this very option as a likely one. We'll have to wait and watch whether OnePlus decides to launch a new colour option for OnePlus 5 or a new OnePlus 5T device. However, the latest news from OnePlus seems positive.

Sushant Singh Rajput trains for Chanda Mama Door Ke at NASA

Produced by Viki Rajani, Chanda Mama Door Ke is set to give each Indian a thrill, given the training the actors have received. It's a known fact that actor Sushant Singh Rajput goes out of his way to prepare for the roles his play. All these things that I only studied or have the concept of in my head, I will explore it now, so I am excited. "The best thing about this is that NASA has been kind enough to allow me to come there and actually experience the authentic training that they are ...

Machine learning doubles YouTube's extremist video take-down rate

This new capability will roll out to YouTube on desktops in coming weeks, with mobile access to follow. In the announcement, the company said it won't take down videos that contain controversial religious or supremacist content, but will instead limit them.

Russian Federation bans VPNs, removes anonymity from chat apps

The law also enforces security checks on financial and communications businesses, and obligates citizens to use their actual names in messaging services. Ltd., sent out emails to its users asking them to delete tools enabling them to circumvent the country's vast system of internet filters. Krivosheev said Apple's decision to remove the apps in China has "aided the online censorship efforts of the Chinese government and jeopardised the rights of countless internet users".

NASA opened a vacancy of an officer on planetary protection

It is now in search of a " Planetary Protection Officer " who can protect Earth and its inhabitants from alien invasion. The policy is based on the U.S. The job description offers that the successful applicant will be in a privileged position in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance for Planetary Protection.

Google and Apple remove more than 300 trading apps from app stores

Some have reportedly lost their entire life savings. Some apps from introducing brokers made it appear they were the issuer of the binary option and did not clearly inform investors if and how they would be compensated for referral business.

Vodafone to offer 1 GB 3G/4G data everyday to counter Reliance Jio

It should be noted that Jio also has a similar offer priced at Rs 399, which also includes free roaming and unlimited SMS. But even after the expiry of Rs 349 offer, the buyers of the survival kit will resume their facility of data and calls with a recharge of their account of Rs 352 for 84 days.

A new portrait of the world's first flower is unveiled

When the first group of plans which had flowering plant and cone-bearing ones emerged, the dinosaurs, mammals or birds did not even exist yet. Despite this unbelievable evolutionary success, the origin of flowers has remained something of a mystery.

Hungarian Grand Prix : Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen set to stay at Ferrari

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has confirmed speculation the Italian team will probably keep its Formula 1 driver lineup the same in 2018. Answering questions from reporters Marchionne hinted that both were likely to stay, with an announcement expected at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in early September.

Xbox One X Still Lacks Blockbuster Titles, Says Analyst

Boxes will be available during the promotion from August 31 to October 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last". The controllers come in a range from grey to blue to orange, each with a unique look and almost priced the same.

The Overwatch Summer Games event returns next week

If you're a big fan of competitive Overwatch you'll be pleased to hear that this year's Summer Games introduces a competitive Lucioball playlist with placing and ranking. It was after this event that Blizzard chose to make cosmetics buy-able, so expect this change to be implemented for this year's event. "It's more likely, however, that this is simply the leftover dates from a year ago, as they match up exactly with the Olympics-themed Summer Games of 2016." claims PCGamesN.

Edmonton to miss rare total solar eclipse

Get ready for the August 21 Solar Eclipse in advance: on Wednesday, August 9, at 7:00 pm, the Marquette Astronomical Society in conjunction with the Peter White Public Library will be presenting "What's Out There?" You must be an online subscriber to view this story.

Amazon gets UK ATP Tour rights

The contract includes the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Masters 500 events around the world. Sky, meanwhile, is gearing up to fight BT next year over the renewal of their £5.14 billion Premier League rights. Following an executive review of content, Jamie Darroch CEO of Sky stated that his company had "walked away" from bidding on a number of sports broadcasting bids .

Facebook working on an Android-based video chat device, Google Home competitor

This isn't Facebook's only dip into making physical products, as sources also told Bloomberg that the Big Blue F is looking into making its own smart speaker à la Amazon Echo and Google Home , and has even brought along ex-Apple employees to add their expertise to the project.

Tillerson: US would like dialog with North Korea at some point

The conciliatory tone and the emphasis on dialogue represented a pronounced contrast with Donald Trump , who has become significantly more agitated about North Korea as it continues its tests of long range missiles. Such open dissonance between the president and members of his cabinet have become commonplace in the Trump administration. Tillerson says he wouldn't be doing his job if he didn't express his views, even when they conflict with those of the president.

Apple hints that iPhone 8 will launch in September

Odey Holdings AG now owns 1,273 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the last quarter. This would mark Apple's biggest iPhone refresh since the iPhone 6 was released in 2016, so it has the potential to trigger a big wave of upgrades and new purchases.

Idris Elba joins Jimmy Fallon for a Google Translate karaoke session

Jimmy ran a few popular songs through Google Tranlsate then translated them back into English, and naturally, the results were insane. This is just a guess, but you should do yourself a favor and not ever refer to the love of your life's backside as a large sapling.

Moltres has arrived in Pokémon GO

According to Reddit though, players don't need to worry about joining large raiding groups in order to take this bird down. Moltres is a fire element pokemon , so if you do not know your Pokemon element rules, read on. Players should keep in mind to take note of their teammate's Pokemon before going on a Moltres Raid - a Blissey could lead the team to fail. Last night, Pokemon Go added Moltres as its newest Legendary Pokemon.

Mass Effect Andromeda studio BioWare Montreal will be absorbed by EA Motive

CFO Blake Jorgensen said at the time ( via SeekingAlpha ), "We brought our BioWare Montreal team into that same facility, so they now all sit in one new studio together". The studio was started in 2015 in order to create new action-adventure projects for EA. This new Star Wars title is now in development at Visceral Games, with the story being penned by Amy Hennig of Uncharted and Jak & Daxter fame.

Stardew Valley Multiplayer Entering Beta Before End of 2017

Each cabin will house a farmhand, controlled by one of your friends. Marriage between players is in the works, although how exactly that will work is still being hammered out. The developers say they haven't worked out how the invite and join system for non-Steam versions of the game will work, but assume it'll be something similar.

SNES Classic pre-orders open later this month, Nintendo confirms

Walmart says the console was "mistakenly made available" prior to its official release date. This means people will need to be especially aware during the second half of August 2017. On top of that, a "significant amount of additional systems" will be made available at retailers on launch day and will continue to be supplied throughout the year.

Microsoft rolls out Surface Plus financing, support programs

Business customers can select from any mixture of devices from the Surface portfolio, and can fold any number of those devices into a single single agreement, the post said. Customers can add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan for an additional cost. If businesses choose the 24-month term, they can upgrade their devices after 12 months.

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.22

Given Pure Storage's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Pure Storage is more favorable than Western Digital Corporation . Vetr raised shares of Western Digital Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $104.96 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 26th.

Moto G5S and G5S Plus Prices Leaked, Launch Imminent

If that interests you, both phones will be available from Motorola in the United Kingdom sometime in early August 2017, starting at £219.99 for the Moto G5S and £259.99 for the Moto G5s Plus . According to Quandt, MOTO G5S will carry a price tag of around €300 (~Rs 22,600), while the MOTO G5S Plus will cost ~€330 ( around Rs 24,900) in the Eastern European countries.

Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings turn Pro12 into Pro14: New format revealed

From next season the new Pro14 tournament will be made up of two conferences of seven teams - two Welsh, two Irish and one team from each of Scotland, Italy and South Africa. A long-term strategic agreement has been signed by both parties which will allow the participation of two South African franchises in the renamed PRO14 Championship.

HP's new VR backpack is the world's first wearable workstation

Created to work with HTC's Vive business edition headset or HP's own mixed-reality headset, the Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation runs on Windows 10 Pro, and features an Intel Core i7 processor with 32GB memory, an Nvidia Quadro PS2000 graphics card with 16GB video memory, and 1 TB SSD storage.

Mustang Gets Quiet Exhaust Mode To Pacify Snooty Neighbours

Drivers will be able to toggle through a menu in the instrument cluster using steering wheel controls to pick the quiet startup times for their cars. As for the non-GT Mustangs , those will come with a new front- and rear-end design, improved aerodynamics, no V6 option, and improved technology on the inside and out.