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Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business sale: Nikkei

The struggling Japanese electronics and machinery maker aims to reach an agreement with its partner in the USA memory chip joint venture by the end of this month, according to the sources. The Nikkeisaid Toshiba CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa told lenders that it would focus on negotiating with Western Digital with the aim of agreeing to a deal by the end of the month.

Bandai Namco partnering with Dontnod for new adventure IP

There's not much else to go on at the moment but Bandai Namco says that it will feature "a fair dose of investigation" and will take place in a fictional USA city. The first visible part of this was Little Nightmares , and we've been extremely happy [with it], but this is only the start of something. DONTNOD feels like they've struck gold in the release of Life Is Strange , so they're looking to capitalize on their success by focusing more on their strengths as a creator.

Mars Has Cloudy Weather, Says Study

The findings, led by Aymeric Spiga , a planetary scientist from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in France, has no doubt given the world a new insight into the climatic patterns of the Red Planet, which is expected pave new paths for the future explorers, attempting to colonizing the planet.

Even when location sharing is off

Strafach says the app collects and sends three key bits of information over to an ad firm called Reveal Mobile: Your precise Global Positioning System coordinates, current speed and altitude; the name and "BSSID" of your Wi-Fi router and whether your bluetooth is turned on.

Overwatch Competitive Play Undergoing Major Changes for Season 6

In a new developer update video, game director Jeff Kaplan started off by announcing that the seasons will now last for two months instead of three. He added that despite the smaller seasons, you should still "roughly" get the same amount of competitive points for the year.

HTC Vive price slashed, now available at Rs. 76990

The Vive VR solution includes wireless VR controllers, room scale movement, and Head Mounted Display featuring a built-in camera. The subscription also includes copies of numerous most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience.

Apple scales back vehicle ambitions

Apple plans to test its technology with a self-driving shuttle van between its Silicon Valley campuses, the Times reported. Original project head Steve Zadesky wanted Apple's auto to only be semi-autonomous, operating like Tesla's vehicles when they are under the control of the company's Autopilot function.

Wal-Mart, Google Partner On Voice-Based Shopping

U.S. retailer Wal-Mart is teaming up with Alphabet Inc's Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, now dominated by Amazon.com, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore. The benefit of online voice shopping is that customers can reuse their shopping list specifically for everyday used household items. Lore told reporters on a call last week that Walmart is already seeing "nice repeat" business from the new-ish "Easy Reorder" service.

Avocados target for thieves, black market sales

New Zealand police have acknowledged the mass thievery, which has plagued the upper North Island since July. "Orchardists have been a lot more vigilant because of past year", said Sgt. The thieves have been reported as raking the crop from the trees, or collecting fallen goods in blankets and sleeping bags before whisking them away.

What's next for your eclipse glasses?

And, as a pretty cool plus, they'll give the recycled glasses to Astronomers Without Borders to be used during the 2019 solar eclipse hitting parts of South America. They'll still be good the next time a total solar eclipse casts a shadow on the planet in July of 2019. If that's too long to leave them sitting on your counter top, consider recycling.

Fitbit Inc (FIT)'s Trend Up, Especially After Today's Strong Session

For the current quarter Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) has high EPS estimates of $-0.02 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.07. The company posted an earnings surprise of 46.7%. The company's 50 day moving average is $5.49 and its 200-day moving average is $5.62. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in Fitbit by 20.1% in the second quarter.

Buhari's Recovery Symbolises Nigeria's Economic Recovery - Osinbajo

Buhari reduced his working day to a few hours after returning to Nigeria from his first stint of medical leave on March 10, diplomats and government sources said. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano also told NAN at the Villa that he was happy that the President looked healthy and he believed that Nigerians were happy.

Immortal Unchained Sends You Into a Dark, Sci-Fi Universe

The player has no memory of who he is or what he should do and must find all possible information from the surrounding environment and the characters he encounters. You'll see it headed your way in 2018 on PlayStation 4, XBox One as well as PC / Steam. Immortal: Unchained's ranged combat mechanics allow for tactical point-of-contact shooting to play strategically for your needs, when slowing down an enemy or disarming them may be more beneficial to gameplay than simply blasting them away.

VMware partners with Google to manage Chrome devices

With Chrome Enterprise , administrators will have better authority over the management of Chrome extensions, Google Play Store, printers, and OS updates. Another is Microsoft Active Directory. Chrome Enterprise builds off previous Chrome OS management tools and adds integration with cloud and on-premise management tools, VMware Workspace ONE , and Microsoft Active Directory.

Solar eclipse 2017: Searches for 'eyes hurt' spikes for eclipse

But despite all the warnings, President Donald Trump still looked up without glasses. During past eclipses, people who have looked at the sun without proper glasses experienced lifelong eye damage that resulted in impaired vision. "If they can't see something out of one eye, or have a blind spot, that is something that needs to be evaluated". Many Americans experienced a really incredible solar eclipse on Monday and a fair amount of them have since been complaining on Twitter .

Did you damage your eyes during the eclipse? Here are the signs

So, have you noticed your vision is a little different? Solar retinopathy (damage to the eye's retinal tissue), may occur after viewing the unfiltered sun for just a few seconds, even if the sun is nearly but not entirely eclipsed, as it was in most of OR on Monday morning.

Don't Get Caught Out By NBN Scammers

The ACCC's Scamwatch has received 316 complaints to date this year about criminal types impersonating the NBN, and while you might think that number isn't that high, the total amount lost to these shady types is almost $28,000. Provide "clear and prominent" disclosures to customers connected on NBN fibre-to-the-basement/fibre-to-the-node infrastructure, where there is a "clear potential for some consumers to not receive typical plan speeds".

Western Digital My Book Duo Offers 'Colossal' 20TB of Storage

If you're not comfortable with trusting your backups to a RAID 0 array, you can reconfigure the drives to RAID-1 for redundancy or use JBOD. WD emphasises both the home and small business user can benefit from it. The WD My Book Duo boasts two USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type C port, along with two USB Type A ports for connecting cameras and other items, as well as syncing and charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus: Phablet Fight

Just yesterday Samsung posted a teaser in which they were hinting at Bixby Voice features being rolled out globally . While Samsung initially had some trouble getting its Bixby assistant working for English speaking countries, it seems those early struggles are well and truly in the past.

Triple Frond Partners LLC Lifted Position in Liberty Global Plc (LBTYK)

The American Capital Management Inc holds 386,850 shares with $17.62M value, up from 245,810 last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC increased its stake in Liberty Global PLC by 334.1% in the first quarter. Smucker (Jm) Co (NYSE:SJM) was raised too. It is down 7.15% since August 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.60% the S&P500. In related news, Director David E.

A Hyundai pickup is definitely coming to the U.S....someday

O'Brien said Hyundai plans to launch a small SUV called the Kona in the United States later this year. Hyundai hasn't revealed when the new pickup will be introduced. "We are optimistic about the future", Scott Fink, chief executive of Hyundai of New Port Richey, Florida, which is Hyundai's biggest USA dealer, said.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) SVP Sells $1379787.84 in Stock

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since August 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.52% the S&P500. On average, equities research analysts expect that Advanced Micro Devices will post $0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Google wants to make a solar eclipse megamovie, and you can help

These photographers had to live within, or be willing to travel to, the "path of totality"-which stretched across the USA from or to South Carolina-and were instructed to send their images of the total eclipse to Google immediately after it passed over their area".

A point presented for the soccer world Cup to Qatar

The gulf state has moved ahead with its preparations for the big tournament despite rising tensions due to a diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours. "In Qatari culture, the gahfiya forms an important part of every young boy's pathway to adulthood", said the architect, Ibrahim M. Jaidah. The Al Thumama district is located in Doha's southern suburbs, 12km from Hamad International Airport.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with MIUI 9 launched in China

The device comes in three variants based on RAM and storage combination. This device also supports an external microSD card up to 256GB to expand the memory. The device comes in three storage/RAM option 2/3/4 GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB onboard storage with a dedicated SD card slot (Dedicated slot). The 3GB RAM+32GB and the 4GB RAM+64GB variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A sport almost the same set of innards except for a slightly more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor along with ...

Android O Officially Released But Not Yet Arrived to Smartphones

Android 8 .0 " Oreo " is being distributed to the Android Open Source Project ( AOSP ) and will be available for the Pixel and selected Nexus devices soon. Unfortunately, the Rescue Party feature is enabled in Android 8 .0 Oreo only, so it will not work on other versions of the OS. For more on Android Oreo , head here .

Should You Listen to Analyst Recommendation?: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Southwestern Energy (SWN) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss" with publication date: August 04, 2017 was also an interesting one. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 18 by KLR Group. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Citigroup. The share price of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) was up +2.92% during the last trading session, with a day high of 5.33.

Eye damage from eclipse can show later

What symptoms should I look for? "You would basically get a burn on your central vision", Schecter said. If the cornea in the front part of the eye becomes sunburned, you can develop eye pain and light sensitivity, something known as solar keratitis.

Rare solar eclipse to darken skies across much of BC this morning

Experts say about 86 or 87 per cent of the sun will be eclipsed over Metro Vancouver. My group of first-time eclipse-chasers have found what we believe is the ideal viewing spot: a hill above Lincoln City, Oregon - right on the path of totality where the eclipse will be 100 per cent - the locals call "The Knoll".

What can you do with those eclipse glasses?

Or you could hold onto your pair for the 2024 solar eclipse. While trying to find the appropriate and safe glasses to wear during the solar eclipse nearly seemed impossible, an organization said do not throw them away. Brooks Mitchell, the education coordinator for the nonprofit Space Science Institute, told Earth911 he will hang the glasses on a bulletin board "to remind myself of the awesome celestial experience".

New iPhone 8 Leak: New Information Revealed!

Numerous iPhone's critical components come from third parties - firms with proven track records of delivering to Apple's high standards. It seems like this year has been a pretty tough one for Apple when it comes to leaks and unwanted revelations about their devices.

Sony Announce Limited Edition Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Console

So far, no pricing for the Gran Turismo-themed PS4 console bundle has been revealed. We actually really like the way this looks, but unfortunately it's limited to Europe and Japan - sorry North America. There's something new for everyone with different types of versions announced by the company. Check out the list of all the editions available with this new announcement.

Microsoft and Red Hat Extend Partnership, Simplify Deploying Containers

By bringing Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated to the Microsoft Azure cloud, the companies can ensure availability across 42 regions around the world, and help organizations leverage cloud-native applications and containers as part of their digital transformations, the companies explained.

Final Fantasy XV Heading to PC in 2018

The PC port will receive "4K high res textures, Dolby Atmos, realistic turf, advanced hair simulation, combustible fluid, fire and smoke simulation, advanced shadow alogrithmns, high quality ambient occlusion, Ansel screenshots", and more. Square Enix have announced that they are bringing Final Fantasy XV - Pocket Edition to Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices later this year. Recently announced by publisher #Square Enix , the PC version of the open-world role-playing game will include ...

Splatoon 2 adds 'Lost Outpost' stage today, 'Manta Maria' stage this weekend

Sorry, it's the next best thing-a "researcher from the Squid Research Lab". Splatoon 2 gets a new Salmon Run stage today and a new ship-themed battle stage this weekend, Nintendo announced at Gamescom today. The Bubble Blower will be coupled with the game's next free DLC weapon, the Forge Splattershot Pro, which is coming to the game next week, on September 1.