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Rumor: Xbox One Spotify App in Testing, Could Release Soon

The deal effectively calls time on Sony's own ambitions in music streaming, with the Spotify app replacing the platform-holder's Music Unlimited service. Sources and evidence corroborate that internal testing for an Xbox Spotify app is now underway- implying that the app may be close to completion, and therefore, release. [Full Article...]

Google is Cracking Down on Poor Android Apps, Finally!

Google is Cracking Down on Poor Android Apps, Finally! According to the latest announcement by Google, the company is targeting applications that cause slow render times , excessive battery usage , and crashes, explaining that users should avoid them as these can become " a source of frustration " for them. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Surface Plus Financing Program Lets You Upgrade Very 18 Months

Microsoft Surface Plus Financing Program Lets You Upgrade Very 18 Months Starting today, anyone who buys a Surface Laptop , Surface Pro , Surface Book , or Surface Studio online at Microsoft .com and in Microsoft stores , will be enrolled in the program . The push to boost Surface adoption comes amid declining sales of Microsoft hardware for the past three quarters. Subject to credit approval, regular consumers looking into Surface Plus will be able to purcha... [Full Article...]

SNES Pre-Orders Go Live in Late August, Good Luck Getting One!

SNES Pre-Orders Go Live in Late August, Good Luck Getting One! Let's hope there will be more stock than what was made available for the NES Classic . At this point, consumers are becoming conditioned to just buy first and ask questions later when it comes to Nintendo hardware, so we'll see how that works out. [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 Design Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal, Will Include Face-Scanning

IPhone 8 Design Leaks Ahead Of Official Reveal, Will Include Face-Scanning The code is believed to include references to Apple's upcoming iPhone, including a set of commands for how a feature referred to as "BKFaceDetect" should work. What form the D22 iPhone device takes will be key to ensuring Apple's continued dominance at the high-end of the smartphone market. The code further mentions about an infrared camera, which could be used to detect a user's face in the low... [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy 15 Update 1.13 Adds Magitek Exosuits, Quests, And More

Final Fantasy 15 Update 1.13 Adds Magitek Exosuits, Quests, And More The update was accompanied by a group of new screenshots of the game. Once invincibility has worn off, players can continue to wear the exosuits in-game. The July update for Final Fantasy 15 is now available, giving players of Square Enix's role-playing game the ability to wear Magitek Exosuits that grant Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis temporary invincibility. [Full Article...]

Sony sees recovery with a almost quadrupling of profit

Sony sees recovery with a almost quadrupling of profit We are just months away from celebrating the fourth anniversary of the PlayStation 4 console, which continues to do well in the market for Sony. (SON.L, SNE) reported Tuesday a significant increase in its first quarter profit, reflecting a sale gain, the absence of prior year charge as well as higher sales . [Full Article...]

Three Gujarat Congress legislators Resigned before Rajya Sabha elections

Three Gujarat Congress legislators Resigned before Rajya Sabha elections Mr. Dhanani also lambasted Gujarat Chief Minister for his remarks that the Opposition party MLAs were enjoying a holiday in a five star resort while the people of the State were suffering in the floods that have devastated the Banaskantha and Patan districts. [Full Article...]

Illness sidelines WIlliams F1 driver Felipe Massa for Hungarian Grand Prix

Illness sidelines WIlliams F1 driver Felipe Massa for Hungarian Grand Prix The team's Reserve Driver Paul di Resta was confirmed as Felipe's replacement for the remainder of the race weekend. Massa is hoping to be fit enough to race in the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August, although he does have the benefit of the summer break to recover. [Full Article...]

India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister

India responsible for border mess, must pull back: Chinese Foreign Minister Besides Doval and Yang, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo of South Africa , Minister Sergio Etchegoyen of the Office of Institutional Security of the Presidency of Brazil , Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev of the Russian Federation will also attend the NSAs meeting. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp now boasts of 1 billion daily active users

WhatsApp now boasts of 1 billion daily active users To recall, in 2014 the messaging platform had around 450 million monthly users when it was acquired by the social media giant Facebook . Instant messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of 1bn daily users. The WhatsApp Messenger app is available for Android on Google Play. The chat app now supports 60 languages and users exchange 4.5 billion photos per day. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program Because Late Is Better Than Never

Microsoft Launches Windows Bug Bounty Program Because Late Is Better Than Never That is now a possibility with Microsoft making Windows a 10 a permanent part of its bug bounty program and increasing monetary rewards. Bounty payouts will range from $500 United States dollars to $250,000 USD. The Mitigation Bypass and Bounty program's highest reward of $200,000, but there you can exclusively target Windows 10. Under the new terms, those who find a vulnerability in the s... [Full Article...]

Moto Z2 Force Launched with Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM

Moto Z2 Force Launched with Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM There is some level of fast charging , though. I'm still not in love with the compromise Motorola made with the battery , but a marketing exec offered a little insight into how the decision was made. The Z2 was accompanied by the unveiling of two more Moto Mods, as well: the 360 Camera Mod which launched today, and the Moto Gamepad , which is said to launch later this summer. [Full Article...]

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon Representatives for SoftBank and IRobot declined to comment. Founder Colin Angle said the data they gathered could be used to make other devices work better in a smart home . How exactly the opt-in will look to the end user remains to be seen - hopefully it will be more transparent than fine print at the bottom of some lengthy terms of service, detailing how and to whom data is sold. [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard's parents seek permission to bring son home

Charlie's parents' lawyer has accused Great Ormond Street of putting obstacles in the couple's way. Today barrister Grant Armstrong, who represents the husband and wife, told Mr Justice Francis that GOSH were placing obstacles in their way by denying the parents' wish to bring the tot home. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Paint Isn't Going Anywhere

Microsoft Paint Isn't Going Anywhere The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as "Deprecated" in the company's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The Windows 10 Creators Update is set to launch this Autumn, and could be released as early as September. The new Paint 3D app is also designed from grounds up taking into account the changes the computing industry itself has evolved into ... [Full Article...]

Google takes on Facebook by introducing new features in Feed

Google takes on Facebook by introducing new features in Feed The extraordinary popularity of mobile devices among Google's services prompted the company to launch its Pixel phone past year. In a statement to The Independent , Google has dismissed the reports as "not strictly accurate". Instead, it wants to create another place to see a stream of relevant search results . Google Now was always ad-free, but when the feed (by any name) gathers so much ... [Full Article...]

RIL shares up almost 4% post Q1 earnings

RIL shares up almost 4% post Q1 earnings Reliance said during the April-June quarter, gross refining margin (GRM) -ear nings from each barrel of crude processed at its refinery -was at $11.9 per barrel, which was at a nine-year-high level.GRM is one of the most important profitability measures for a refiner. [Full Article...]

Palestinian worshippers hurt in clash with police

Palestinian worshippers hurt in clash with police Right-wing members of his governing coalition have praised the security measures and stressed that they were introduced only after the murder last Friday of two police officers, Ha'il Satawi and Kamil Shnaan, by Israeli Arabs who emerged from inside the compound to stage the attack . [Full Article...]

Production-ready Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up unveiled in Germany

Production-ready Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up unveiled in Germany Mercedes-Benz is yet to reveal Australian pricing with further details expected before the X220d and X250d launch in early 2018, with the X350d to follow later in the year. They've aimed for a high level of driving dynamics, stylish comfort and great functionality to make the X Class the Mercedes of bakkies, literally. [Full Article...]


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