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Mark Hamill pays tribute to actor Alfie Curtis

Mark Hamill pays tribute to actor Alfie Curtis In addition to his iconic Star Wars role, Curtis played the Milkman in 1980's The Elephant Man , Matt Beckett on the 1980-1981 television series Cribb and Ted in 1986's television miniseries Lost Empires , among other roles. Although Evazan was never named in Star Wars , and appeared only briefly, his backstory was developed elsewhere in the Expanded Universe (now referred to as Legends). [Full Article...]

Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera While the Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature dual camera setup, the upcoming Galaxy A8 (2018 ) smartphones will be featuring the dual cameras on the front . After the massive release of Apple's iPhone, X Samsung is now awaited to release it upcoming flagship phones which are titled as Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. [Full Article...]

Papa John's founder to quit as CEO

Papa John's founder to quit as CEO Schnatter will reportedly remain with Papa John's as the company's chairman. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this", referring to the USA national anthem protests . "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza", the company said in their November 5 statement. And Schnatter himself has said goodbye to the CEO gig before. [Full Article...]

Universal Music Group And Facebook Strike Major Licensing Deal

UMG is the first music company to strike a deal with Facebook , the social media behemoth platform which in March hit 2 billion monthly active users, making it the world's biggest social app in terms of logged-on users. And the big question - the reason music rightsholders are genuinely excited about Facebook going deeper on music, beyond any big cheques being waved at them - is what can Faceb... [Full Article...]

Watch the magical Winter Solstice live from Newgrange

Watch the magical Winter Solstice live from Newgrange Although they both relate to a similar thing, there is a big difference between an equinox and a solstice. But that line isn't vertical compared to Earth's path along the sun-instead, it's tilted by about 23 degrees, like a more extreme version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. [Full Article...]

PUBG's 4.7GB patch fixes some visual issues on Xbox One

PUBG's 4.7GB patch fixes some visual issues on Xbox One It addresses a number of issues with the Xbox One version of the game, focusing primarily on fixing bugs, and improving the graphics and performance of the last-man-standing survival game. On the bottom of the replay screen is a timeline that includes battles and lets you jump in and watch. A squad leader leaving a party also could disable party chat; that's been fixed as well. [Full Article...]

Star Citizen developer responds to Crytek's lawsuit over misuse of its CryEngine

Despite raising more and more cash through crowdfunding, Crytek states that CIG infringed Crytek's copyrights in CryEngine and they breached "several promises" made in the agreement. While the game was originally developed using Crytek's CryEngine, CIG and RSI swapped development over to Amazon's Lumberyard engine in December 2016, which itself was built around an earlier version of CryEngine bu... [Full Article...]

Hulu Won't Just Morph Into Disney's New Streaming Service, Bob Iger Says

Hulu Won't Just Morph Into Disney's New Streaming Service, Bob Iger Says The Walt Disney Company will acquire 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and global TV businesses. Disney has yet to reveal a succession plan to replace Iger, who has now extended his contract as chairman and CEO of the studio to 2021. [Full Article...]

The iMac Pro release date is officially December 14

The iMac Pro release date is officially December 14 It's been a long while since Apple first gave us a taste of what we could expect from the upcoming iMac Pro release. Apple's new iMac Pro in Space Gray has a starting price of $4,999 and sports a Retina 5K display. Given that the iMac Pro isn't upgradable, it'll likely remain a tough sell for all but Mac enthusiasts. However, there is some speculation that the chips in the iMac Pro ... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Sales Have Already Hit $10 Million

Nintendo Switch Sales Have Already Hit $10 Million Nintendo's celebratory image for reaching 10 million Switch units sold. As a effect, the publisher wants to port over games to Switch that were previously not available on Nintendo consoles. Now, Nintendo is not only the darling of the industry once more, but reporting strong financials as well-the 10 million in consoles sales is the most for the company since 2011 . [Full Article...]

Google brings back touch controls for Home Mini speaker

Google brings back touch controls for Home Mini speaker While the Google Home Mini isn't ideal, it's still a very good option when it comes to getting your feet wet with a smart speaker. So far, the side of the smart speakers was only used for controlling the volume, but with the update, you can get access to some extra functionality too. [Full Article...]

Google removes Chrome Apps from Web Store, pushes to PWAs

Google removes Chrome Apps from Web Store, pushes to PWAs This removal by Google is only going to be affecting 1% of Google Chrome users, as it is stated in the Chromium Blog across Linux, Windows and Mac only 1% of users actually used Google Apps. This is the plug-in point for password managers, script and ad blockers, mail checkers, and even the occasional fully fledged app, like Google Hangouts for Chrome. [Full Article...]

Browns fire executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown

Browns fire executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Cleveland is interested in former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey . But he wants more input than he had the last two years when Brown, with no football experience as a talent evaluator, was given final say on all roster matters. [Full Article...]

Woman who disappeared after Tinder date is found dead: family

Woman who disappeared after Tinder date is found dead: family The 24-year-old Lincoln woman was reported missing on November 16, one day after she apparently went on a date with a woman in nearby Wilber she met through the online dating app, the Lincoln Journal Star reports . Social media posts indicate Loofe went on a date November 15 with Boswell, who has confirmed on social media that she met Loofe via the dating app Tinder. [Full Article...]

GM's Marketplace allows drivers to make purchases without leaving the auto

Marketplace "allows our customers to have a better use of their time, and safer (driving) experience, hopefully avoiding the use of a cellphone in the vehicle", Santiago Chamorro, GM's vice president of global connected consumer experience, said at the automaker's OnStar Lab on Monday. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China)

Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China) In a surprising move, Japanese gaming powerhouse Nintendo is licensing major Wii and GameCube games to chip manufacturer Nvidia - but these games aren't going to Android smartphones, but rather the Android-powered Nvidia Shield set-top box, and they'll only be available in China. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger is down: Here's how 'Facebook refugees' reacted on Twitter

Facebook Messenger is down: Here's how 'Facebook refugees' reacted on Twitter How does Facebook Messenger Kids work? This means that you won't get unknown people trying to add you on Facebook. The versions for Android and Amazon's tablets are all set to come out eventually. For now the social network giant has announce it only for IOS devices. Facebook's move is the latest from a tech behemoth to show how companies are confronting the Children's Online Privacy Protecti... [Full Article...]

NY AG continues to investigate 'fake' comments on net neutrality

NY AG continues to investigate 'fake' comments on net neutrality A number of studies have found that numerous comments may have been submitted by bots in an effort to influence the public record. Broadband for America, which has advocated for rolling back regulations, financed a study that showed that nearly 8 million comments appeared to be generated by "temporary" and "disposable" email domains linked to fakeemailgenerator.com. [Full Article...]

Google's new guidelines will prevent apps from collecting unnecessary user data

Google's new guidelines will prevent apps from collecting unnecessary user data Developers have been given 60 days to comply with what is described as an expansion of Google's existing Unwanted Software Policy . "As part of this expanded enforcement, Google Safe Browsing will show warnings on apps and on websites leading to apps that collect a user's personal data without their consent". [Full Article...]

Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk to Say Bye to His Own Tesla Roadster It is noted that the rocket will launch into orbit of Mars own vehicle Mask Tesla Roadster , which will play the song of David Bowie's Space Oddity . Saudi Arabia also announced a $1bn investment in Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit with the aim of creating a space-centric entertainment industry. [Full Article...]


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