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Blizzard will start dishing out permanent Overwatch bans next week

Blizzard will start dishing out permanent Overwatch bans next week The latest free weekend for Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch is now live on Xbox One , PS4 and PC. Blizzard opened the game up to all potential players on September 22, giving access to all heroes and maps. Those players who then do not take up the option to rejoin an in-progress game will get a penalty . If you leave or are kicked for inactivity after the one-minute mark, you will be ... [Full Article...]

U.S. to send carrier strike group to South Korea for joint drills

U.S. to send carrier strike group to South Korea for joint drills Tensions in the region have continued to rise after North Korea fired a missile over Japan on Friday. The report did not directly link the drills to current tensions over North Korea. Such drills are held regularly, but the military has invited media to observe one for the first time in two years, said Kim Hyon-sok, public affairs specialist of the US 2nd Infantry Division. [Full Article...]

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announcement Coming on September 28th

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announcement Coming on September 28th The CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games' parent company, affirmed Red Dead Redemption 2 is being " built from the ground up for consoles ". It has been a while since we learned that Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially happening, and the announcement came with a teaser that showed very little. [Full Article...]

Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: 1.3 Million Smartphones Sold In 20 Hours

Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale: 1.3 Million Smartphones Sold In 20 Hours And, in Industry defining tariffs, keeping up with its market leadership, Reliance Jio has also announced the launch of a revolutionary tariff plan especially for iPhone 8 . Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings have begun in India through both online and offline channels and there is a huge rush among retailers on both platforms to lure customers. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's DGMO contacts Indian counterpart over ceasefire violations: ISPR

Pakistan's DGMO contacts Indian counterpart over ceasefire violations: ISPR The sectors reportedly targeted in the violence, which broke out on Thursday, fall in the Pakistani province of Punjab, parts of which are separated from Indian-administered Kashmir by a separate de-facto border known as the Working Boundary. [Full Article...]

Apple movie rentals now give you double the time to watch

Apple movie rentals now give you double the time to watch If it's lower than that, Apple devices will automatically lower the quality. But, judging by this support document , you won't be able to download the 4K version of the titles you already purchased-only the HD versions. The Apple TV 4K only supports H.264, HEVC (H.265), and MP4 video formats for streaming and 4K videos on YouTube are streamed in the VP9 format, which isn't supported by th... [Full Article...]

Paytm Mall to spend Rs. 200 cr. more on gifts

Paytm Mall to spend Rs. 200 cr. more on gifts Flipkart's "Big Billion Days" sale has started on September 20 and will continue till September 24. In the beauty section, Flipkart is offering 30% discounts on beauty and wellness products from top labels like Maybelline, Lakme and L'Oreal. [Full Article...]

Beelzebufo: Giant Frog That Ate Dinosaurs Discovered In Madagascar

Beelzebufo: Giant Frog That Ate Dinosaurs Discovered In Madagascar They believe this "devil" frog probably also snacked out on crocodiles as it roamed around the jungles and tropical rain forests in Madagascar , some 70 million years ago. "Including other frogs, snakes , and rodents". Researchers used a scaling model to estimate the bite force of larger horned frogs and found those with a head width closer to 5 inches could generate a bite force of almost 500... [Full Article...]

Bill Gates Still Not A Fan Of Ctrl-Alt-Del

Bill Gates Still Not A Fan Of Ctrl-Alt-Del Bill Gates has taken advantage of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum , which was held on Wednesday 20 September 2017 in New-York, to express his regrets. This is something that IBM PC co-creator David Bradley once copped to, during a panel discussion at a media event. Back in 2016, Gates admitted that it was a mistake , "We could have had a single button , but the guy who did the IBM keyboard... [Full Article...]

Sonia Gandhi asked PM Modi to pass Women Reservation Bill in Parliament

Sonia Gandhi asked PM Modi to pass Women Reservation Bill in Parliament Mrs Gandhi in the letter to PM, wrote, "Request you to take advantage of your majority in Lok Sabha to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed". The 108 amendment of the Constitution was proposed in 2008 and passed by the Upper House in 2011, but was never voted upon by the Lower House, and lapsed after the dissolution of the Lok Sabha in 2014. [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 will be Launched in India During Next Week

Nokia 8 will be Launched in India During Next Week Exclusive Nokia brand licensee HMD still doesn't seem to have the whole "global" availability affair sorted out, very slowly spreading both the mid-range and high-end Android smartphone love around the world. More are still to come, with the USA being among them, and though we still don't have a concrete date on when that will happen, we do now expect the most "premium" Nokia 8 variant to he... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi says divisive forces are tarnishing India's reputation

Rahul Gandhi says divisive forces are tarnishing India's reputation Addressing a gathering at Times Square here, he, who is on a two-week U.S. trip, said, "Today the entire focus is on 50-60 really large companies". He said the single biggest thing that people asked him during his incumbent visit to the USA was: "What happened to the tolerance that prevailed in India?" What happened to the harmony? This is being challenged. [Full Article...]

Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants Daimler's move to produce electric Mercedes Benz vehicles in the United States from about 2020 comes as the automaker has halted US sales of Mercedes Benz diesels under scrutiny by USA environmental regulators. Prior to the additional EQ model line, the Tuscaloosa facility now produces all GLS , GLE, and GLE Coupe SUVs for the global market, as well as the USA market's C-Class sedan. [Full Article...]

Tripura: Journalist hacked to death while covering agitation by IPFT

Tripura: Journalist hacked to death while covering agitation by IPFT This tragedy was an upshot of Tuesday's series of violent attacks across the state in which over 60 members of TRUGP were injured in separate attacks. At the same time, Shantanu was abducted and attacked. He further said that harassment of journalists from various quarters is not a new thing in Manipur. [Full Article...]

Go Wireless with the new Bose SoundSport Free earbuds

Go Wireless with the new Bose SoundSport Free earbuds Google says that more Assistant-optimized headphones are on the way, but for now, the Bose QC35 IIs are your only option. And the iconic QC®35 becomes the first headphone to offer seamless voice access to your Google Assistant , and now comes with settings to control the noise around you. [Full Article...]

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Promoted to Microsoft Leadership Group

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Promoted to Microsoft Leadership Group That's a change from the mood around the business a few years ago, when some Wall Street analysts called for Microsoft to package and sell the Xbox unit, contending there were few links between video gaming and Microsoft's core of business software. [Full Article...]

NWS: Tropical Storm Watch canceled as Jose weakens

NWS: Tropical Storm Watch canceled as Jose weakens The biggest impact of Jose so far was the whipping wind gusts, causing flags to wave crazily. The National Weather Service downgraded Jose to a tropical storm with top winds speeds of about 70 miles per hour late Tuesday night. Tropical storm warnings continue for parts of coastal southeast MA, from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantu... [Full Article...]

IOS 11 Control Centre doesn't actually turn Bluetooth off, but here's how

IOS 11 Control Centre doesn't actually turn Bluetooth off, but here's how It supports various types QR codes. Now, there's a tab for the store within your message history, along with the apps you like to use. Before you do anything on your iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. Like it or not, Apple has made a decision to keep your iPhone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on for quite a lot of "important features" even after you swipe up from the bottom of the display... [Full Article...]

Valve Responds To Steam 'Review Bombs' With New Histograms

Valve Responds To Steam 'Review Bombs' With New Histograms On a blog post in the Steam community's page , UI designer Alden Kroll detailed some changes and additions to the review system. So here is my question: Why would the multitude of players who had (and in the future, will have) no interest in actually going through and reading all of the reviews for a game in order to inform their level of interest instead spend their time trawling through some ... [Full Article...]

Google/HTC deal is official, Google to acquire part of HTC's smartphone team

Google/HTC deal is official, Google to acquire part of HTC's smartphone team The Taiwanese consumer electronics company, which has its North American headquarters just outside of Seattle in Bellevue, Wash., declined to comment on reports that a sale to Google could be imminent. Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2012. Those types of features require powerful phones, and HTC could help Google make them. [Full Article...]


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