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IT Apple To Buy Shazam
Author: 0 Apple To Buy Shazam

The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone to identify nearly any song playing nearby. Should Apple decide to remove Shazam from the mobile app store of Alphabet Inc.'s Google, it could prove a key differentiator for prospective customers.

IT Whatsapp beta to gets PIP, tap to block option
Author: 0 Whatsapp beta to gets PIP, tap to block option

The PiP feature enables users to multitask while taking a video call. As per the screenshot provided by the folks at WABetaInfo , the new option will be available alongside the existing "Reply" and "Forward message" options and will quote the group message alongside your private message.

IT President Buhari attends PDP's National Convention? It's a big joke!
Author: 0 President Buhari attends PDP's National Convention? It's a big joke!

Despite his initial protest, Dokpesi has now congratulated the new chairman, saying that he ( Dokpesi ) fought a good fight but only the PDP emerged victorious from the exercise. The candidates who withdrew were Bode George , former Deputy National Chairman; Gbenga Daniel, Rasheed Ladoja , erstwhile Governors of Ogun and Oyo States, respectively, and Jimi Agbaje , PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State in 2015 elections.

IT Vasyl Lomachenko makes defensive Guillermo Rigondeaux quit in round 6
Author: 0 Vasyl Lomachenko makes defensive Guillermo Rigondeaux quit in round 6

But the fact that Rigondeaux had moved up two weight classes to challenge the Ukrainian was there for all to see, as the three-inch height, never mind the physical power, played a major part in those six rounds. The expectant Madison Square Garden crowd was far from happy with the outcome as Rigondeaux joined Miguel Marriaga, Jason Sosa and Nicholas Walters in withdrawing once they had tasted Lomachenko's speed, skill and strength.

IT How Many Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
Author: 0 How Many Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) traded up $1.67 during trading on Friday, hitting $84.16. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Autonomy Capital Lp increased Adecoagro S A (AGRO) stake by 16.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, June 19 by Morgan Stanley. Robert W. Baird maintained ONEOK, Inc. Morningstar reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Microsoft in a research note on Monday, October 16th.

IT Tag: Sea of Thieves
Author: 0 Tag: Sea of Thieves

Last night's Game Awards provided viewers with a lot of new trailers of big name titles. You can pre-order the controller from Amazon.com in the U.S. The game is coming to Xbox One and PC. There's also a Sea of Thieves-themed Xbox One gamepad doing the rounds which is pretty "colourful". The Xbox Wireless Controller - " Sea of Thieves " Limited Edition has a deep purple translucent body with laser etched barnacles.

IT 49 nations have violated UN sanctions on North Korea
Author: 0 49 nations have violated UN sanctions on North Korea

A few days after the USA and South Korea launched a joint air drill, a North Korean Foreign Ministry official issued a fierce statement on behalf of the deputy minister. It is the first trip of a UN Political Affairs chief to North Korea since his predecessor, also Lynn Pascoe visited in February 2010. It's created to punish North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for developing an atomic arsenal of bombs and missiles that potentially could deliver nuclear warheads anywhere in the United States.

IT Google re-enables touch feature on Home Mini
Author: 0 Google re-enables touch feature on Home Mini

Google's original Google Home smart speaker features touch input for volume controls and play/pause commands, but no multi-touch functionality. Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introduces the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California.

Author: 0 AAPL Stock Rebounds After Apple Buying Shazam Report

The deal isn't quite finalized, per a new report detailing the alleged business matter, but reportedly will be any time now followed by an official statement next week. So this acquisition would give Apple's Siri an easy services win. The move makes ideal sense for Apple as it looks to boost its own Apple Music streaming service, which is already linked to from within Shazam.

IT Fortnite Gets 50 vs 50 Last Team Standing Mode
Author: 0 Fortnite Gets 50 vs 50 Last Team Standing Mode

The free mode is available until December 17th on PS4, Xbox One , PC, and Mac. This new mode will put two teams of 50 players each up against one another in a massive battle taking the Battle Royale mode into a whole new field. Fortnite continues to see quick growth, with more than 30 million players since the game's July launch. Battle Royale's previous limited event, Fortnitemares, had a Halloween theme and lasted for just over a month in the fall.

IT Apple Pay Cash: Tips, Fees, Set Up, Transaction Limits, iMessage Payments, More
Author: 0 Apple Pay Cash: Tips, Fees, Set Up, Transaction Limits, iMessage Payments, More

This 2% decrease in installation despite Apple's efforts to update iOS 11 with focus of solving bug fixes that are throughout iOS have not caused a increase in installation rates. Using the iMessage app, Apple users can easily transfer money to other people, while the Wallet app will allow people to purchase from physical and online stores and transfer money to a bank account or from a debit or credit card.

IT Apple Fixes HomeKit Security Issue In Next OTA Update
Author: 0 Apple Fixes HomeKit Security Issue In Next OTA Update

Apple released their iOS 11.2 software update last weekend, the update was rolled out quickly to fix a date bug in iOS. Apple has been forced to fix a security hole within its HomeKit smart home system that could have allowed hackers to unlock users' smart locks or other devices.

IT OnePlus Starts Rolling Out OxygenOS 4.7.4 OTA For OnePlus 5T
Author: 0 OnePlus Starts Rolling Out OxygenOS 4.7.4 OTA For OnePlus 5T

Recently, the Chinese company was reported to consider the early user feedback to improve the dual camera setup on the OnePlus 5T. The OxygenOS 4.7.4 is 285MB in size, and is based on Android Nougat. The update also improves the quality of the external speaker and earphone. On the front, you get a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.The phone bears a 3,300mAh battery along with Dash Charge technology for fast charging.

IT The LG Signature Edition Smartphone Will Cost You $1800
Author: 0 The LG Signature Edition Smartphone Will Cost You $1800

The Signature edition will also ship with Android Oreo right out of the box. The South Korean tech giant said the LG Signature Edition smartphone will hit shelves later this month, with just 300 devices to be sold overall. It packs a 3300mAh battery that supports Qi wireless charging. What's premium about the Signature Edition? LG will release a new smartphone Signature Edition, the price that you can buy nearly two new iPhone X from Apple when you order them outside of Russian ...

IT Soulcalibur VI announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Author: 0 Soulcalibur VI announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Let us know in the comments! SoulCalibur VI is being developed in Unreal Engine, just as Tekken 7 was, and it looks like the game has also inherited the dynamic camera angle. There's very little info in the Soul Calibur 6 reveal trailer, but it's clear that the series' gameplay trademarks are all present: weapons, side-stepping to avoid attacks, parrying, and blocking.

IT Facebook to introduce live streaming, video chats to Messenger games
Author: 0 Facebook to introduce live streaming, video chats to Messenger games

Presently, the platform has 70 games and more than 100 developers across the globe. Beginning today, however, users will be able to livestream their gaming sessions, Venturebeat reports . Next up, for more than 245 million utilizing Facebook Messenger's video visit highlight month to month, the informing application will start testing a component that will empower clients to play diversions while the video is talking with each other.

IT 'Mario + Rabbids' gets a free versus battle mode tomorrow
Author: 0 'Mario + Rabbids' gets a free versus battle mode tomorrow

This means you can limit matches anywhere from seven or 10 turns, and set time limits on those turns. All eight characters will be available for players to choose from; they'll be the "beefy upgraded versions", Ubisoft explains. Overall, Ubisoft says these Versus mode matches are created to pass quickly, with users having the additional option to set limits of 7 or 10 turns in addition to time limits.

IT Metro Exodus New Trailer Released
Author: 0 Metro Exodus New Trailer Released

The first gameplay footage unveiled at E3 raised plenty of interest, and the new trailer now aims to further boost excitement for the upcoming title. Everyone is gone. Regardless, Artyom goes out there and walks through the frozen wasteland, among buildings in ruins, looking for something. The game is being helmed by developer 4A Games, who previously worked on other Metro titles.

IT Google search now has celebs answering questions about themselves
Author: 0 Google search now has celebs answering questions about themselves

As mentioned, this feature is now available in the United States - but as Google says, "in the next few months, you may see more videos as you search for your favorite personalities" chances are that it may roll out the feature for other markets as well - including India.

IT Sony's 2018 Xperia Smartphones May Be Truly Bezel-Less: Leak
Author: 0 Sony's 2018 Xperia Smartphones May Be Truly Bezel-Less: Leak

This is a welcoming move on Sony's behalf, which will place the Japanese tech giant at par with its rivals Apple and Samsung in the premium smartphone race. users to finally enjoy using this feature. The glossy area in the center is supposed to be glass with a fingerprint sensor underneath. It sports dual cameras that have a generous amount of spacing between the lenses.

IT Nvidia launches Titan V, a new powerful PC GPU
Author: 0 Nvidia launches Titan V, a new powerful PC GPU

TITAN V's incredible power is ideal for developers who want to use their PCs to do work in AI, deep learning, and high-performance computing. According to the company, the TITAN V's redesigned Tensor Cores , which feature independent parallel integer and floating-point data paths, help to fuel a whopping 9x uplift in raw horsepower compared to the TITAN Xp , coming in at a dizzying 110 TFLOPs for Deep Learning workloads.

IT Our First Proper Look At PUBG's Desert Map
Author: 0 Our First Proper Look At PUBG's Desert Map

Alongside revealing the first gameplay of the upcoming desert map, the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer also finally announced the long-awaited release date for the battle royale title. PUBG is getting a new desert map called Miramar on the test servers starting at 12 AM PT this evening. "Various Xbox One features and functionality will change and come online over time just like they have on PC, with our goal being to have both versions align to each other as soon as possible".

IT Atlanta news anchor responds on-air to being called racial slur
Author: 0 Atlanta news anchor responds on-air to being called racial slur

The message, sent by a woman named Kathy Rae, criticized her for "race baiting" while covering the city's mayoral elections. The sender, identified as Kathy Rae, began with the claim that Reed should be fired for a "race-baiting" comment she made on the show and used a vile word to describe the anchor.

IT YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Service Next Year
Author: 0 YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Service Next Year

Now, on the back of the success of Spotify and Apple , they are beginning to recover. Google , another Alphabet unit, introduced Google Play Music , a streaming service, in 2011. YouTube must overcome several hurdles to meet a March target. At any rate, YouTube will certainly have its work cut out for it, between creating a well thought out service and apps to contend with seasoned ones like Spotify, and securing licenses from major record labels and distributors to fill its catalog ...

IT World War Z is coming to Steam
Author: 0 World War Z is coming to Steam

The game received its debut announcement at The Game Awards 2017 , and gave gamers a short look at the fast-paced, action-oriented survival game against some insane amounts of zombies. The film World War Z was directed by Marc Forster and starred Fight Club and Seven star Brad Pitt. Developed by Saber Interactive, the studio whose work includes shooters like Inversion , Timeshift and Quake Champions , World War Z is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One .

IT 'Overwatch's' Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week
Author: 0 'Overwatch's' Winter Wonderland Event Returns Next Week

The Ecopoint: Antarctica map is also in the mix alongside the black Forest arena, along with winterized versions of numerous game's maps to coincide with the event. Speaking of Mei, Blizzard is planning a new event around the snowy scientist. It'll include everything from last year-skins, the Mei snowball fight mode, etc-as well as an entirely new boss fight mode.

IT Nissan planning self driving trial in March
Author: 0 Nissan planning self driving trial in March

The duo, which have been conducting field tests of their "Easy Ride" system since joining hands earlier this year, said the tests were the first step towards their goal of launching a full-service, self-driving ride-sharing service in the country in the early 2020s.

IT Devil May Cry Collection Heading Your Way in 2018
Author: 0 Devil May Cry Collection Heading Your Way in 2018

The bundle will be available as both a digital and physical title, and will run players only $29.99, which is not a bad price for the three games. "Since his debut back in 2001, Dante swiftly became a gaming icon, representing fun and challenging combat coated in a layer of stylish moves and insane acrobatics that make you look like an absolute badass", says Capcom via a blog post.

IT Far Cry 5 Delayed to Provide a
Author: 0 Far Cry 5 Delayed to Provide a "Higher Quality Experience"

Ubisoft's worldwide studios executive director Christine Burgess-Quémard says "This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers". As a result, we are now in a position to both update our financial 2017-18 targets, notably by revising our profitability upward, as well as invest additional development time in our future releases.

IT New Tomb Raider game in development
Author: 0 New Tomb Raider game in development

Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now, but we're taking a new approach this time. And while The Video Games Awards begin later today, it appears that this new Tomb Raider won't be one of its reveals. The above statement might read as normal but it might actually tease the subtitle of the game. Check out the first letters of each sentence in the Tweet below - they spell out Shadow.

IT Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day
Author: 0 Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

The message had a much deeper and darker meaning; it informed the ambassador that Japanese forces were about to attack Pearl Harbor. In 1988, then-Vice President George H.W. The day was referred by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 as a " date which will live in infamy ". The service will honor all of the military personnel who were stationed at the naval base in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by 360 aircraft from carriers of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

IT Instagram launches Direct, a standalone messaging app
Author: 0 Instagram launches Direct, a standalone messaging app

Instagram is planning to split the private messaging feature from its app and to offer a standalone messaging app called Direct instead, according to a report in The Verge . The app consists of three screens. You can also look at your profile and settings, and view and send messages to other Instagram users. Opening the app, you will see camera similar to Snapchat.

IT Spotify's 2017 Wrapped ends the year on a high note
Author: 0 Spotify's 2017 Wrapped ends the year on a high note

To reveal your own choices, you just have to visit: https://2017wrapped.com and connect to your Spotify account - then your top tunes of 2017 will be revealed in festive, animated glory. Then the system asks, " Do you really know who your top artist of the year was?" For Spotify's complete Top Tracks of 2017 playlist go here. Did you listen to more? 32,658 minutes of music amounts to 22 days straight! Other winners this year include Rihanna, the most streamed female artist of ...

IT PlayStation 4 surpasses 70 million units sold
Author: 0 PlayStation 4 surpasses 70 million units sold

On the flip side, Sony's consoles tend to sell extremely well for long periods of time, while even Nintendo's most-popular console eventually fizzled in sales around year four after the explosive early popularity that propelled it to crossing the 100-million-sold mark turned out to be a passing fad.

IT Apple Reveals 2017's Most Popular Apps, Music, Movies, and More
Author: 0 Apple Reveals 2017's Most Popular Apps, Music, Movies, and More

You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes. Apple says its app of the year for iPhone is Calm , a meditation and sleep app, and Splitter Critters is 2017's iPhone game of the year . This is a puzzle game that involves splitting and rearranging the game world in order to guide the eponymous critters back to their spaceship. On iPad, the most popular free download was the official YouTube app.

IT Yahoo and Mozilla in the court
Author: 0 Yahoo and Mozilla in the court

Now Mozilla has filed a counter complaint , stating that the switch back was in line with a deal struck between the two companies. Oath filed a complaint against Mozilla for what it alleged was an improper termination of the contract between Mozilla and Yahoo.

IT AMAZON.COM Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMZN) Just Reported Increased Shorts
Author: 0 AMAZON.COM Incorporated (NASDAQ:AMZN) Just Reported Increased Shorts

Leavell Investment Management Inc. now owns 394 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $381,000 after purchasing an additional 1 shares in the last quarter. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty-five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, December 30.

Author: 0 Pokemon Go: 50 new Pokemon on the way

Niantic also revealed that a new weather system will be coming to the game this week. These creatures were originated from " Pokemon Ruby " and " Pokemon Sapphire ". Nonetheless, it's here and Niantic has some big plans for how it's going to change the game for the better. Bhargava noted that, while trading and PvP battles were still on the "roadmap" for Pokemon Go , it could still be a while before they were added to the game.

IT IPhone X Plus: More details emerge about plans for 2018 iPhones
Author: 0 IPhone X Plus: More details emerge about plans for 2018 iPhones

That budget LCD model with the metal back is said to come in several colors like the existing aluminum iPhones. Apple is also rumored to be launching two other iPhone moels next year. Casetek has close links with its parent company. Rumours of Apple's next-generation iPhones are already floating around and a new report suggests that Apple is planning to release a more affordable iPhone model next year.

IT Call of Duty WW2 Holiday Event Offers New Loot, Map, & Mode
Author: 0 Call of Duty WW2 Holiday Event Offers New Loot, Map, & Mode

Activision has released a full schedule of activities on the official Winter Siege page , and there's a lot going on so it's well worth a gander. Sledgehammer Games have revealed new weapons, supply drops, gear and more will be coming to Call of Duty: WWII as part of the Winter Siege Event update.

IT Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris: How to Start Heroic Adventures
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris: How to Start Heroic Adventures

The new DLC Curse of Osiris for Destiny 2 is now available and it introduces new Character Levels and Power Levels for players to achieve. This means players who previously enjoyed play Prestige Nightfall strikes won't be able to do so anymore, even on the strikes made available in the base game.

IT Gingers have souls too: Here are the 2018 emoji candidates
Author: 0 Gingers have souls too: Here are the 2018 emoji candidates

What do you think of these new emoji? According to a report from Emojipedia , the Unicode Consortium has officially released the 2018 emoji candidate list in beta. "However, that can cause a definite change in meaning when exchanging text across platforms". A final list is expected in March, with a rollout in the second half of 2018.

IT 'Westworld' & 'SWAT' Halt Production Due to Wildfires
Author: 0 'Westworld' & 'SWAT' Halt Production Due to Wildfires

In Los Angeles County, The Creek Fire has grown to 11,000 acres, and the Rye Fire is burning about 1,000 acres, according to latest updates from fire officials. The Rye Fire flared up near Newhall Ranch Road north of San Fernando Valley around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire has prompted the evacuation of at least 150,000 people, as strong winds and dry vegetation fuelled a blaze that has seen one million acres burn this year.

IT Sharad Yadav's disqualification from Rajya Sabha illegal and unconstitutional: Arvind Kejriwal
Author: 0 Sharad Yadav's disqualification from Rajya Sabha illegal and unconstitutional: Arvind Kejriwal

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected criticism of his swift decision to disqualify rebel JD (U) MPs Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar, saying justice delayed is justice denied and such matters should not be left pending. However, after allegations of corruption were raised against Lalu Prasad's son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi in August this year, Nitish had stunned and political observers and his party colleagues like Sharad Yadav by first announcing that he was ...