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Facebook Messenger Games get live streaming, video chat feature, more

Facebook Messenger Games get live streaming, video chat feature, more The feature will be introduced with Words With Friends early next year. Last but not least, Facebook is bringing a bunch of new games to the Messenger . Facebook has also announced that the new Angry Birds game especially build for Messenger will launched in early 2018. Early next year, Facebook is planning to introduce a range of more games for its Messenger . [Full Article...]

PSX 2017 Opening Celebration: The Last Guardian VR Experience Announced

PSX 2017 Opening Celebration: The Last Guardian VR Experience Announced If you like The Last Guardian , you will be happy to know a standalone VR experience is to be released very soon. Overall, The Last Guardian VR Demo seems like it will serve two purposes. There have been a lot of successful PlayStation remasters in recent years and this years PlayStation Experience just revealed another cult classic that could be a hit with fans. [Full Article...]

Steams Drops Bitcoin as Payment Option, Citing Price Surges

Steams Drops Bitcoin as Payment Option, Citing Price Surges However, in a new blog post today, the company announced that it would no longer accept the cryptocurrency. Steam made the announcement as the value of a single bitcoin is surging to $14,000. Steam's actions suggest that Bitcoin's booming value may make the cryptocurrency less useful in the real world. "The normal resolution for this is to either refund the original payment to the user or ask th... [Full Article...]

New Tomb Raider game in the works, full reveal coming in 2018

New Tomb Raider game in the works, full reveal coming in 2018 This is pretty interesting considering Rise of the Tomb Raider featured a timed exclusivity deal which prevented PlayStation players from playing the game for a full year after the Xbox One release. Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we're taking a new approach this time. The film will debut in theaters on March 16, 2018. [Full Article...]

Hands-On: Here's Your First Look at Instagram's Direct Messaging App [Download APK]

Hands-On: Here's Your First Look at Instagram's Direct Messaging App [Download APK] When users in those countries install Direct, the messaging feature in the main Instagram app disappears. A report from earlier today said Instagram was gearing up to introduce a dedicated app for its Direct messaging service, and now an APK of the app has been published by the folks at APK Mirror . [Full Article...]

Google Maps launches support for two-wheel vehicles, starting with India

Offline maps and landmark-based navigation were initially developed for India. India is the fourth largest motorcycle riding nation in the world (after Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan), so it makes sense that they're one of the first pilots for this. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Xbox One X Enhancement Update Live

Destiny 2 Xbox One X Enhancement Update Live You might remember Ikora Rey from Destiny 2's main campaign. When the servers return, the Curse of Osiris expansion will be available to play, along with all of the new changes that Bungie outlined last week. At 10AM PT, presumably when the downtime is over, you can actually play it. An update has been pushed to Destiny 2 on the Xbox One X that enhances the game's visuals on the new cons... [Full Article...]

Google launches mobile data saving app Datally for developing countries

Google launches mobile data saving app Datally for developing countries If you're someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what's using up all of your allowance - and take control of it - Google's new Android app, Datally , can help. Based on your own activity, the app will also suggest how you can cut down or suggest nearby Wi-Fi networks for you to connect to. You then have a toggle switch to setup and activate "data saver" mode. [Full Article...]

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Holdings Lifted by Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Holdings Lifted by Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,945 shares of the company's stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 588 shares in the last quarter. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 3.41% or $0.03 from last year's $0.88 per share. Likewise, the upbeat performance for the last quarter was 33.81% and for the full year it was -16.15%. Regal Entertainment, which owns 561 theaters with 7,315 screens, hired an inv... [Full Article...]

Snapchat Launches Redesign, Removes Stories Page

Snapchat Launches Redesign, Removes Stories Page The main change: separating photos and videos sent to users by their friends from content produced by media companies. " Social media fueled "fake news" because content created to be shared by friends is not necessarily content created to deliver accurate information", Spiegel wrote. [Full Article...]

Full reveal of new BMW i8 Roadster

Full reveal of new BMW i8 Roadster The use of composite materials and aluminum helps bring the Roadster's weight to 3,515 pounds, or 132 pounds more than the 2019 i8 coupe . BMW claims that the battery provides up to 53km and 55km of pure electric range for the Roadster and Coupe respectively. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Campus Overhaul

Microsoft Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Campus Overhaul After the renovations, it will therefore have 131 buildings, with modern workspace for the 47,000 employees at the campus, plus room to expand operations and add up to 8,000 more. All auto parking will go underground, and in its place will spring up sports fields, a tree-lined boulevard, and a two-acre open plaza that can hold up to 12,000 people for events. [Full Article...]

Upstate man among Massage Envy employees accused of sexual misconduct

Upstate man among Massage Envy employees accused of sexual misconduct Customers of " Massage Envy " say they were assaulted by massage therapists. Court records have since shown that two women tried to warn the parlor about Deiter's behavior but that no action was ever taken. With 24 Massage Envy locations in IN, we wanted to know what laws and regulations are on the books in the state to protect customers. He admitted to police that he touched her inappropria... [Full Article...]

Unlocked HTC U11 now supports Android Oreo

Unlocked HTC U11 now supports Android Oreo The smartphone was launched running Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. According to HTC's Mo Versi, an update to Oreo is rolling out starting today for the unlocked U11. The update is 1.2GB in size and brings popular Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), Adaptive Icons, and more. If you had a chance to try out the V30 Oreo beta, do let us know about the experience in comments... [Full Article...]

Korea's media regulator to investigate Google's covert location data collection

Korea's media regulator to investigate Google's covert location data collection The were never used or stored, the spokesperson said, and the company is now taking steps to end the practice after being contacted by Quartz. Information about the towers where mobile phones send their signals can be used to identify the user's location to within a radius of a few hundred meters. [Full Article...]

Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again

Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again Barrett is in his fourth year as a starter for the Buckeyes and had thrown for 9,079 yards and 101 touchdowns coming into Saturday's game. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a 6-0 record against the Wolverines, while MI coach Jim Harbaugh is 0-3 against the Buckeyes. [Full Article...]

Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 85 dead, 80 wounded

Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 85 dead, 80 wounded A Ministry of Health spokesman said the terrorists set off a bomb during the attack. El-Sisi said that the military and police "will avenge our martyrs" and will respond "using brute force against those fragments of terrorists" in the coming period to ensure stability and security. [Full Article...]

Apple Will Launch A New iPhone SE Next Year

Apple Will Launch A New iPhone SE Next Year The report suggested that the iPhone SE 2 will replace the current iPhone SE. The iPhone X was a huge gamble from Apple, but one that really paid off. Although it was primarily target at developing countries such as India, the smartphone has also found a niche following among those who prefer the pocketability and classic design of the smartphone. [Full Article...]

Red Wine Boosts Your Confidence and Relaxes Your Mind, Says New Study

Red Wine Boosts Your Confidence and Relaxes Your Mind, Says New Study People's preconceptions about drinks also play a role - for example if people drink red wine to relax they will probably end up more relaxed, and if they drink vodka to party they will probably end up feeling energised. As heavy drinkers go down "a slippery slope", Bellis said, they may experience increasingly positive emotions from drinking, "but they're equally seeing much higher levels of... [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod smart speaker launch delayed until early 2018

Apple HomePod smart speaker launch delayed until early 2018 The launch of the eagerly anticipated Apple HomePod has been delayed until next year. The speaker was originally set to be released in US by December 2017, but will now be available in US, UK and Australia by early 2018. The second-generation Amazon Echo offers improved sound quality with a lower price tag of $99, while the Google Home Max is a $399 device that is prepared to be a direct chall... [Full Article...]


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