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Turkey tensions with Iran, Russia mount ahead of Syria meet

Turkey tensions with Iran, Russia mount ahead of Syria meet Russia's Defense Ministry says its military bases in Syria were attacked by drones last weekend. Russian forces in Syria have come under attack by a swarm of apparently crudely made drones. According to an analysis by defence consultancy firm HIS Markit group, most Isis drones had a range of no more than 2km, making the terrorist group one of the unlikelier culprits. [Full Article...]

A power failure sent part of CES into darkness

A power failure sent part of CES into darkness In possibly the worst thing that could happen at a tech show, power went down across several halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES at 11:15 PT. In the meantime, feel free to point out all of the applicable metaphors to the current state of the electronics industry. My colleague @jeffersongraham is inside South Hall here and says there is still power. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Announces New Mario Tennis Aces For Switch

Nintendo Announces New Mario Tennis Aces For Switch Both waves can be purchased right now. The company has not revealed the specific release date, but the game will be available sometime this year. The new Artist ability lets Kirby unleash his creativity, while the new Spider ability lets him ensnare enemies in webs. [Full Article...]

NASA finds underground ICE CLIFFS on Mars that could provide unlimited water

NASA finds underground ICE CLIFFS on Mars that could provide unlimited water The remarkable ice cliffs appear to contain distinct layers, which could preserve a record of Mars' past climate, according to the report. But of course it's hard to confirm the identity of the layers seen in radar echoes, and the instrument doesn't have the resolution to figure out how close the ice might be to the surface beyond "less than 20 meters". [Full Article...]

Ways Mario Tennis Aces Can Change the Game

That and the visually impressive Kirby Star Allies . And out of nowhere, Square Enix's Nintendo DS cult hit (released a solid decade ago) The World Ends With You is getting re-released on the Switch and will be available at some point in 2018. [Full Article...]

Honda Details 50 MPG 2019 Insight Hybrid

Honda Details 50 MPG 2019 Insight Hybrid Like its predecessors, the 2019 Honda Insight will be a petrol/electric hybrid, but this time it's being introduced when hybrid powertrains are actually becoming popular. The Insight powertrain is similar to that of the Chevrolet Volt, meaning that the vehicle is powered by the electric motor most of the time, with the gas engine generally acting as a generator to charge the lithium-ion battery ... [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will have 60FPS support on PC

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will have 60FPS support on PC Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV turned out to be a huge seller after spending a decade in development and having to restart on the concept several times over. This is in addition to Steam Trading Cards. Fans can learn more about the new features the PC version has to offer during special launch program on Thursday, February 2nd at 12:00 a.m. [Full Article...]

Skype is testing end-to-end encryption conversation

Skype is testing end-to-end encryption conversation It is important to note that no chat content from these conversations will be displayed in the chat list, or with other notifications - in order to keep any shared information private. You can only participate in a private conversation from a single device at a time. Interested in encrypted communications but not Skype? A separate invite must be sent to switch over to another device. [Full Article...]

YouTube cancels Logan Paul's advertisement deals following controversial video

YouTube cancels Logan Paul's advertisement deals following controversial video The Google-owned business has finally responded to controversy over one its highest-earning "vloggers" - man-child Logan Paul - announcing that it has removed him from its " Google preferred " program and put on hold plans to pay him to create original content. [Full Article...]

SpaceX president confirms successful launch of government spy satellite Zuma

SpaceX president confirms successful launch of government spy satellite Zuma Northrop Grumman built the multibillion-dollar satellite, code-named Zuma, and was responsible for choosing the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, both officials said. Adding to the mystery, the satellite, categorized as United States of America 280, was still listed as a payload on orbit by the US space surveillance system as of Tuesday afternoon, said Laura Grego, a Caltech-trained physicist who... [Full Article...]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch It's not that imaginative, inventive, original or quirky, though, and after New Super Mario Bros U or the superb Rayman Legends it feels conservative'. Are you excited about playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze on the Switch? We don't have an official release date for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition just yet, though Nintendo says that it'll be available this spring. [Full Article...]

CES: TPCAST To Provide Wireless WMR Support

The said Pro version will have a pixel count of almost 80 percent higher than the core model, making the resolution 1,440 x 1,600 per panel (2,880 x 1,600 combined), which is quite a step up from the default 1,080 x 1,200 (2,160 x 1,200 together) of the standard model. [Full Article...]

Google secretly acquired a United Kingdom startup that could make smartphone speakers obsolete

Google secretly acquired a United Kingdom startup that could make smartphone speakers obsolete Redux's main investor was Arie Capital, a United Kingdom -based venture and private equity company, which invested $5 million. Being able to do away with, or at least shrink, that physical component could be another significant advantage to smartphones with Redux technology onboard. [Full Article...]

All the Nintendo Direct Mini news and announcements

All the Nintendo Direct Mini news and announcements Now it's coming to Nintendo Switch with updated graphics and a new epilogue to complete the story. Players worldwide will be ranked online. It will be released on January 25, 2018. Think of it like Super Meat Boy, but not gross. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. [Full Article...]

Balloon World Competitive Mini-Game

In " Hide It ", you have 30 seconds from Luigi's spawned spot in each Kingdom to hide a balloon in the most hard spot you can think. The update will also feature new filters for photo mode. Not only that but new SnapShot tools will be added as well as new outfits, including one based on Super Mario Sunshine's shades and shirt combo. Super Mario Odyssey's free update comes in February 2018. [Full Article...]

Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch heading for release

Despite the listing only coming up for PS4, it stands to reason that the Dark Souls Remastered edition could also come to Xbox One - after all, Dark Souls released on the 360. Dark Souls Remastered is scheduled to launch on May 25, giving everyone a chance to return to the lands of Lordran as the Chosen Undead. The remaster aims to solve the games problems while keeping its incredible a... [Full Article...]

Facebook testing new feature to host city-specific local news

Facebook testing new feature to host city-specific local news The social networking behemoth is reportedly using artificial intelligence to cull content for the new section. As reported by a company spokesperson, the Company's News Partnerships team which is directed by former NBC News Anchor Campbell Brown is entrusted with the responsibility of approving and vetting the local news publishers featuring on Facebook . [Full Article...]

Apple is moving its Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm

Apple is moving its Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm Apple Inc. announced Wednesday that it will hand over the operations of its iCloud data services for Chinese mainland users to a Guizhou-based company to comply China's cloud-computing rules, starting next month. Apple's partnership with GCBD is another means for China's government to control data accessible within its territory. You don't need to take any further action and can keep using iClou... [Full Article...]

Detroit Auto Show: Ford enters performance SUV segment with Edge ST

Detroit Auto Show: Ford enters performance SUV segment with Edge ST The Dearborn-based automaker sold 142,603 Edges a year ago, making it the third-best selling SUV for the company. All-new Edge ST auto will be fully revealed at the Detroit Motor Show. Sync comes standard on the vehicles. Engineers said the service is free for a trial period, after which owners will have to pay for the connection through a provider. [Full Article...]

Overwatch League launches with a bang and dominates Twitch viewing figures

Overwatch League launches with a bang and dominates Twitch viewing figures All matches will be streamed on the social video service Twitch in English, Korean and French, MLG.com , the MLG app, OverwatchLeague.com , and the Overwatch League companion app. First up it was San Francisco Schock up against Los Angeles Valiant, followed by the LA Gladiators versus Shanghai Dragons. Despite the fist two matches being 4-0 whitewashes, the action was still enjoyable from ... [Full Article...]


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