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Apple tops Samsung in Q4 2017, smartphone shipments down

Apple tops Samsung in Q4 2017, smartphone shipments down The worldwide top 10 smartphone manufacturing companies are Apple , Samsung , Huawei , Xiaomi , OPPO , vivo , LG, Motorola / Lenovo, ZTE and TCL-Alcatel. Chinese brands Xiaomi , Vivo, OPPO and Huawei remained the fastest growing smartphone brands. However, iPhone experienced its first annual drop for the holiday quarter since 2007 when it launched, with 77.3 million units sold. [Full Article...]

Google's slim Assistant Go app is now available for slower phones

Google's slim Assistant Go app is now available for slower phones This is the latest in the growing lineup of resource-friendly apps designed for the Android Go platform. Along with that the firm launched a bunch of "Go" edition apps, which are the lighter version of original apps such as Maps, Search, YouTube and others. [Full Article...]

Gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class breaks cover

Gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class breaks cover Do you want big-car features in a compact hatchback? In a further departure from its predecessor, the new A-Class will also be sold with the choice of two suspension systems, depending on the model. A statement of "Hey Mercedes, I'm cold" would see the car's temperature raise by a couple of degrees, all the while the computer's artificial intelligence system learning how to better understand you... [Full Article...]

Mario Kart is coming to mobile devices with Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart is coming to mobile devices with Mario Kart Tour However, very little has been revealed about the game as of yet, other than the fact that it is now in development, and has a projected release date of early 2019 . It has been downloaded more than 200 million times. A premium purchase app model for Mario Kart Tour would likely offer similar items to unlock, but getting them through general play would be far easier and require less grinding. [Full Article...]

US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged

US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged Investors continued to sift a raft of corporate earnings reports Thursday. The stock was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 , rising $8.52 to $127.23. Brent crude, used to price global oils , declined 16 cents to $68.36 in London. BOND YIELDS: Bond prices fell. Facebook (FB) led the group, up 1.1% in premarket trade, as the stock continues to linger in its buy range above a 184.35 buy point... [Full Article...]

Sony is adding a supersampling option to PS4 Pro

Sony is adding a supersampling option to PS4 Pro In newly-released financial results , published February 2, 2018, Sony has revealed that worldwide total shipments for the PlayStation 4 have now topped 76.5 million. The company pulled in $2 million in profit for the period, which is up from past year. Thanks to this performance, overall sales rose from from ¥617 billion (~$5.6 billion) to ¥718 billion (~$6.5 billion) and profit amounted t... [Full Article...]

World's longest zip line opens in UAE

World's longest zip line opens in UAE Adrenaline junkies will travel along the zip-line between 74mph (120kph) to 93mph (150kph) at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level. Participants will wear a special suit and be strapped to the cable in a horizontal head-first Superman-style position before embarking on the flight, which will take between two and three minutes. [Full Article...]

Nintendo working on Mario movie with Minions creator Illumination

Nintendo of America posted on Twitter. Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, and more could all make their way into the film as well, depending on where the story takes Mario . Nintendo had planned to have released five smartphone games by 2017, however, it managed to get only four titles out including the Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes , Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, ... [Full Article...]

The Overwatch 'Year of the Dog' event is coming next week

The Overwatch 'Year of the Dog' event is coming next week There was also a Capture the Rooster limited game mode that came out last year as part of the Year of the Rooster . Dogs are the 11th sign in the zodiac and are seen as independent, sincere, loyal and decisive and an animal that isn't afraid of difficulties in life. [Full Article...]

Google parent hit by higher costs, names new chairman

Google parent hit by higher costs, names new chairman However, the Google parent company impressed on the revenue front, raking in $32.32 billion, marking a 24% climb compared to the year-ago quarter. The Google segment accounted for US$31.9 billion in revenue and delivered an operating profit of US$8.8 billion. [Full Article...]

JJ Abrams' New Series 'Demimonde' Lands at HBO!

JJ Abrams' New Series 'Demimonde' Lands at HBO! Abrams wrote the script and will produce the show through his Bad Robot label. He next has Hulu's Stephen King anthology Castle Rock , from writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomas, due from Warner Bros. The series joins Westworld and the upcoming Lovecraft Country , which is executive-produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele, at HBO. Apple , which also aggressively pursued the project, alrea... [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Celebrate 5 Million Sales with Free Gifts!

Monster Hunter World Celebrate 5 Million Sales with Free Gifts! The update will also include various minor bug fixes. Thus, the Monster Hunter World patch 1.0.0.8 promises to improve the matchmaking system, the filters, the Squad Session and the help calls (SOS). The game sold more than 1 million copies in Japan during launch weekend and shipped another four million to retail locations around the globe. Capcom assured that this title already distributed... [Full Article...]

Alibaba group to buy 33 percent stake in Ant Financial

Alibaba group to buy 33 percent stake in Ant Financial Alibaba's shares fell 5.9 per cent today after the company announced its Q3 revenue surged 56 per cent and it is acquiring a 33 per cent stake in its payment affiliate Ant Financial. The company also provides a wide range of financial services such as loans, wealth management and insurance products. Quarterly Earnings per share was RMB 9.20 or US$1.41 per shares, an increase of 33% from RMB 6.... [Full Article...]

YouTube's TV streaming service comes to Roku

YouTube's TV streaming service comes to Roku The service offers 52 channels including Fox News, MSNBC, ESPN, Bravo, National Geographic, FX, and U.S. to name a few for a flat fee of $35 a month with no contract. The service also broadcasts 302 local NBC , ABC , CBS, and Fox network affiliates in various US markets, according to Streambuzz.net and its local affiliate chart . [Full Article...]

Far Cry 3 Classic Edition Free With Far Cry 5 Season Pass

Far Cry 3 Classic Edition Free With Far Cry 5 Season Pass Dead Living Zombies will pit players against "hordes of the undead" in a "zombie-infested wasteland". More details on Far Cry 5 post-release content, including an overview of the three adventures and the return of the map editor will be shared at a later date. [Full Article...]

Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until October

Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until October The previous title in the series did not receive a PC port, despite being based on the same engine as Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series which has always been a staple on PC. Shares in Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of Rockstar Games' titles, were down almost 2% in morning trading. Morgan is a member of the Van der Linde gang and has "even more questionable morals than most of Rockstar'... [Full Article...]

Counter-Strike co-creator arrested

Counter-Strike co-creator arrested He's expected to have a bail hearing Friday afternoon. A law enforcement source told KIRO 7 he was arrested at 2300 S.W. Webster Street in Seattle . Valve formally released Counter-Strike as a standalone game in the year 2000 and has continued supporting it ever since. The newest version of the game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , is among the most popular games on Steam. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share, says one statistic

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share, says one statistic Statcounter's CEO Aodhan Cullen has called it a breakthrough for Microsoft . Polaris is not the next iteration of Windows but is a brand new version of Windows 10 for desktop PCs. And considering Windows 10 is being pushed as a continuing service, it's going to be around for a long, long time. End of year report: Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 got the operating system off... [Full Article...]

EPA administrator once said Trump would be 'abusive' to Constitution

EPA administrator once said Trump would be 'abusive' to Constitution Asked if he was a Trump supporter, Pruitt said, "No". Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to distance himself Tuesday from his 2016 statements that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump is a bully who, if elected, would abuse the Constitution. [Full Article...]

Facebook Under Fire Over App for Kids

Facebook Under Fire Over App for Kids The letter explains pre-teens are "simply not ready" for social media. These heath experts believe that the usage of social media - most of time - have a negative impact of the children. But health experts argue that younger kids aren't ready to have their own social media accounts and say the app should be pulled. It is disingenuous to use Facebook's failure to keep underage users off their platf... [Full Article...]


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