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New video offers closer look at "copper gold iPhone 8" dummy

Almost all the leaks and renders we've seen of the iPhone 8 have had a black bezel and notch . We've previously heard plenty of rumours about the iPhone 8 ditching the physical Home key due to its vast expanse of edge-to-edge OLED display real-estate, and we've also heard about the so-called "Function Area" which is said to be a specific portion of the display dedicated to taking on the Home key role, as well as, as the title would suggest, a series of functions.

No Man's Sky Finally Gets Online Multiplayer; Here's How It Works

The patch notes has a statement about joint exploration and this could be many things, but considering how Hello Games has been diligently listening, there is hope that this might imply new worlds to explore as well as new features. Interestingly, Hello Games had this to add: "While interaction with others is now very limited, this is an important first step into the world of synchronous co-op in No Man's Sky ".

NVIDIA Corporation 2Q F2018 Earnings Beat Sends Shares Lower

Overall, Nvidia reported revenue jumped 56% to $2.2 billion, a quarterly record and more than the $2 billion Wall Street analyst had expected. For the third quarter, Nvidia said it expects revenue to be US$2.35 billion, plus or minus 2 per cent.

'Damn close' asteroid due to speed past Earth

The asteroid is forecast to speed inside the moon's orbit at 27,300 miles (43,935km) - an eighth of the distance between the Earth and the moon. Scientists say the friendly neighbor will be flying by just far enough to miss geostationary satellites.

HTC set to debut 'U11 Life' handset later this year

This is of course a bit smaller than the HTC U11's 5.5-inch display, which also has a superior screen resolution of quad HD 1440p. The leaked image of the phone suggests that its frontside resembles with HTC U11 and HTC 10 from the previous year.

Nintendo hit by lawsuit over Switch design

Reported by Engadget , the company claims that Nintendo has used patents that Gamevice owns for the Switch without the company's permission. Also included are the company's detachable controllers , which let users turns their existing phones or tablets into Switch-like devices.

Xbox Live's first batch of homebrew indie games has arrived

In return, members are encouraged to give feedback on their experience via the Insider app. One important note for users who select enrollment in the Delta group to be aware of: a portion of Delta Insiders will receive preview builds earlier than others, based on a random lottery process.

Motorola offering exclusive gamepad mod for Verizon users

What do you think of the GamePad Moto Mod? Something that should be noted is that a game has to be specifically optimized to make full use of the GamePad Moto Mod , or the user will have to manually configure navigation buttons via a third-party app.

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Solo Adventures Missions Outlined

It adds 135 new cards, including the Death Knight Heroes, and features a solo Adventure based off of the iconic Icecrown Citadel raid from World of Warcraft. Plus, three free Knights of the Frozen Throne packs for everyone that logs in between now and November 1. Since you can no longer get more copies of a card in a new pack than you can fit in a deck (e.g., you can no longer open a pack with four Angry Chickens in it), there seems to be more variety in what's available to open.

Liberty Global Plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK) Valuation According To Analysts

Swiss National Bank who had been investing in Liberty Global Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.73 billion market cap company. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Thursday, July 20. Moon Capital Management LLC now owns 128,843 shares of the company's stock valued at $4,515,000 after buying an additional 41,188 shares in the last quarter.

Apple faces antitrust complaint on apps

In a complaint filed with the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the group, represented by Attorney Lin Wei of Beijing Dare & Sure law firm, said the U.S. 9To5Mac later reported that both agencies failed to respond when asked to comment on the case. China made more money for Apple's App Store previous year than any other country, according to research firm IDC.

American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

An article on Tuesday about a sweeping federal climate change report referred incorrectly to the availability of the report . "That's not a future prediction anymore". The East will get wetter, and the Southwest drier. Luckily, or so we were made to think, some courageous soul inside the bureaucracy bravely blew the whistle and gave a draft of the report to the Times , which promptly published it.

Tesla Seeks to Test Electric Truck Prototypes for Platooning and Self-Driving

The tech would allow the transport trucks to move in convoy formation with a lead vehicle providing guidance for autonomous follow trucks, according to emails discovered by Reuters in which Tesla discusses the work with the Nevada DMV. And Tesla, like other tech giants and automakers, has been racing to build self-driving cars. Earlier this year at a TED interview, Musk described driving the company's semi-truck prototype.

Skoda postpones Kodiaq launch till 2018, Octavia RS coming this month

Skoda has postponed its plans of launching the Kodiaq SUV in India in 2017. All three models are slated to come to India this year. With a length of 4,697mm, width of 1,882mm and wheelbase of 2,700m, it's relatively compact, and that's something Skoda is proud of because that would make the SUV easy to live with.

US Gov't Report Confirms 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record

The report is congressionally mandated every four years. "Last year's record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño early in the year", the report said. The global average sea level was also the highest on record, 3.25 inches above 1993, when satellite records began, the report found. Among the findings , the annual global surface temperature reached a record warmth for the third year in a row, ranging from 0.45° to 0.56° Celsius ...

Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom

Hackers allegedly stole 1.5 terabytes of data and leaked a script online for an upcoming episode of the popular television series Game of Thrones . The cable giant is still of the view that there's not enough evidence to suggest that its email system as a whole has been compromised.

What Gene-Altering for Pigs and Ants Might Mean for Humans

Researchers at Harvard University report in a new study that they have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique to enable pig-to-human organ transplantation without disease transfer, which could help lessen the number of patients who do not receive an organ transplant because of shortages.

Ford F-150: pickup best-seller gets tow and mpg boost

The 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 provides the 2018 F-150 enough gusto to tow up to 13,200 pounds-figures that best the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost is rated at 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined in 4×2, which is 1 city mpg better than the previous generation. Helping produce better efficiency ratings for both the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and the 5.0-liter V8 is Ford's new SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission, which is being mated with both engines for the ...

Uber's Graves Stepping Down From Full-time Job, Stays on Board

Graves was known to be one of former CEO Travis Kalanick's most loyal supporters, which may explain his move away from Uber's executive team. In early 2010, Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick tweeted that he was looking for an "entrepreneurial product mgr/biz-dev killer" to join the new startup, with promises of "BIG equity".

Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends 'Hack Proof' Code to Earth

They explained that any attempt to eavesdrop on the quantum channel would introduce detectable disturbances to the system, and if intercepted or measured, the quantum state of the key will change - causing the intercepted data to "self-destruct".

Nokia 6 gets 1 million registrations on Amazon India

E-commerce website Amazon.in has received over 1 million registrations for the Nokia 6 smartphone . Amazon India will begin selling Nokia 6 on August 23, 2017 and the phone has already recieved over 10 lakh registrations. The device will have Amazon apps such as Kindle, Prime Video, etc. preloaded in it. The launch offer of the Nokia 6 includes a Rs 1,000 cashback for the Amazon Prime customers when they buy the device using the Amazon Pay balance.

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC

Now the P/E of Activision Blizzard, Inc . The stock has relative volume of 0.87. About 3.84M shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 47.83% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. Wedbush maintained Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATVI) was sold by MORGADO ROBERT J on Monday, February 13. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Maplelane Cap Ltd Co owns 150,001 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio.

Nugget of Knowledge: Perseid Meteor Shower

Several sources include the added imperative that, regardless of your age, it is probably the last chance to see anything that even comes close, meteor-wise. "At best, they outburst from a normal rate of 80-100 meteors per hour to a few hundred per hour", he says in a statement . "Past year also saw an outburst of just over 200 meteors per hour".

Reliance Communications offers unlimited calls, data benefits and more at Rs 299

Let me tell you that RCom, led by Anil Ambani, is struggling because of the tough challenge he gets from other domestic companies. It is definitely a move by RCom to counter the other dominant players in the Indian telecom scene like Airtel, Vodafone and, of course, Jio.

[Report] Samsung to implement Force Touch on the Galaxy Note 8

The reason we know what color variants Samsung will use on its upcoming phablet is because this information has been leaked on Weibo , which is basically the Chinese variant of Reddit. Looks like Samsung may have something to show off at the Galaxy Note 8 launch, with a new rumour suggesting that they will introduce Force Touch on the phone.

Alesi the possible ancestor of apes and humans

It has therefore been hard to find answers to two fundamental questions: Did the common ancestor of living apes and humans originate in Africa, and what did these early ancestors look like? They also said that several aspects of the new species link it to living apes.

Google Play Protect Rolls Out to More Devices with Latest Update

The update, available in English, would provide users easy access to information like cricket scores and statistics, weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores and more, Google said in a statement. One important feature with the shortcuts will be the quick access to cricket scores. These features (such as Verify Apps and Find My Device) are now being pulled under the same umbrella and referred to as Google Play Protect.

Rainbow Six Siege to get United Kingdom console-focused Go4 tournaments

There's no word on when this will happen however so we'll have to wait for another announcement from Ubisoft . While these have been hosted on dedicated servers since 2016, Ubisoft is changing the rules a little bit. "Finally, we have made a decision to reduce the number of new maps to three this year (including the released map set in Spain) to truly prioritize our game's health".

8 key features of Lenovo K8 Note, why Lenovo abandoned K7 Note

The smartphone is a big jump from the K6 Note it replaces - so much so that Lenovo skipped the K7 Note altogether. Driven by increasing data consumption and falling data prices, a huge number of feature phone users are also migrating to smartphones and seek affordable devices.

SoftBank's Vision Fund invests in Flipkart

SoftBank was supposed to invest $1.52 billion in the proposed merged Snapdeal-Flipkart entity, but after the talks fell through, SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son said that he respects the decision of the founders and chose to focus the fund's effort in Flipkart.

SF Mom Sues Disney for Snooping on Children

She discovered that her child's account was inundated by third-party advertising that are seemingly targeted at her age group. It went on to say that Disney ran into trouble with COPPA back in 2011 when its Playdom unit paid a $3 million civil penalty for collecting personal information on kids.

PGA Championship moving to May, shifting golf's majors in 2019

Jordan Spieth knows all about pressure. "That there is going to cut the field in half", Johnson said. Woodland carded a 3-under 67 Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, climbing six spots in the final standings to earn $46,500 for his tie for 63rd.

Researchers Find Four Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Star

Modeling of large data sets from different observers made it possible for the team to differentiate between noise from stellar surface activity from small signals due to gravitational pulls from the Earth-sized planets orbiting the star.

Mobile Tips Budget-Friendly Revvl Phone

T-Mobile's unconventional marketing department strikes again, after very recently confirming the names and main features of an upcoming low-priced Android phone and tablet on the "Un-carrier's" official support webpages. T-Mobile is gearing up to announce one of its most affordable yet pleasant to look at burners smartphones lately, the Revvl T1, and leave it to famed Evan Blass leaker to prostrate its chops in a real photo of the device so budget phone makers know what they will be up ...

PS4 System Update Version 5.0 Patch Notes Leaked

New family accounts will overhaul the current system, letting you have multiple adult accounts in a family that are able to set parental controls individually for child accounts. Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps will be limited to those with the 5.0 firmware update using a PlayStation 4 Pro . Decide whether you only want existing friends to follow you or block other users altogether.