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IT CONFIRMED: Google's Project Tango to end on March 1, 2018
Author: 0 CONFIRMED: Google's Project Tango to end on March 1, 2018

For those unfamiliar, Project Tango is basically Google's take on augmented reality (AR) technology, and unfortunately it looks like that particular project is coming to an end. "Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years", the company said in a tweet . Today on Twitter Google announced that they have withdrawn support from Project Tango going forward, in favour of ARCore.

IT Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket, Capsule Have Successful Test Launch
Author: 0 Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket, Capsule Have Successful Test Launch

Named " Mannequin Skywalker ", the dummy is a nod to the famed Star Wars character Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as Darth Vader. You know. like Anakin Skywalker? The New Shepard is created to provide passengers with a short, weightless experience during an 11-minute flight to space.

IT AOL Instant Messenger Dead at 20
Author: 0 AOL Instant Messenger Dead at 20

It relied on AIM and for many of us was the way to chat with friends and family on our Macs. 'As a result we've made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017. Although its popularity dropped off a cliff during the later part of the last decade, AIM was incredibly popular in the United States during the late 90s to mid-2000s.

IT Take-Two Forms Private Division To Publish Games From Veteran Indies
Author: 0 Take-Two Forms Private Division To Publish Games From Veteran Indies

It's called Private Division, and its aim is to help smaller developers bring new intellectual property to market. "Empowers independent studios to develop the games that they are passionate about creating, while providing the support that they need to make their titles critically and commercially successful on a global scale." Take-Two: You're our Private Division, a Division for money, you'll do what we want you to do.

IT Destiny 2 The Dawning Date Announced, Brings Snowball Fights, Gifts and More
Author: 0 Destiny 2 The Dawning Date Announced, Brings Snowball Fights, Gifts and More

In addition to Dawning Armor , you'll be able to get some limited-time cosmetic items in Destiny 2 . This year, The Dawning will run from December 19 to January 9. Every week, players can also complete a milestone for a Dawning engram , and new consumables will reward everyone on a player's Fireteam. Every week, complete a milestone for a Dawning engram .

IT Record number of journalists persecuted in 2017 worldwide
Author: 0 Record number of journalists persecuted in 2017 worldwide

A record number of 262 journalists were jailed for their work in 2017 as of December 1, with Turkey, China and Egypt ranking as the top three gulags, according to the annual report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists .

IT Redbox launches on-demand movie and TV streaming service
Author: 0 Redbox launches on-demand movie and TV streaming service

In 2012, Redbox teamed with Verizon to launch Redbox Instant by Verizon , a streaming video service built to take on other SVODs like Netflix . Pricing for new-release on demand rentals start as low as United States dollars 3.99 for 48-hour VoD rentals and USD 9.99 for EST transactions.

IT Apple updates Logic Pro X for the new iMac Pro w
Author: 0 Apple updates Logic Pro X for the new iMac Pro w

If you max out all of Apple's hardware offerings-which would give you a 2.3GHz 18-core Intel Xeon processor, 128 GB of memory, 4 TB of storage, and a 16 GB Radeon graphics card-the machine jumps to $13,199. You get a beast of a machine for which Apple charges $13,348. Of course, that's not the maximum price as there's still other options to consider.

IT Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos
Author: 0 Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos

That's a YouTube-style concession to publishers who are struggling to earn significant money from their videos on Facebook . That limit was 90 seconds before. This sounds like the company will be prioritizing video over other kinds of ads, but we'll wait and see how it shakes out. The move is created to support video producers on Facebook's Watch platform, which the company recently launched in August.

IT LG gram Notebooks For 2018
Author: 0 LG gram Notebooks For 2018

Their ultra-thin bodies feature a highly efficient 72Wh battery which allows longer work time without plugging in, lasting up to nearly a full day on a single charge. There is also DTS Headphone X sound on board, with support for up to 11.1 channels of surround sound. The upgraded fan is quieter and emits less heat than before.

Author: 0 What New iMac Pro Means For Creatives, Developers

Those are the best options available for storage, RAM, and graphics, respectively. On the off chance that each one of those specs influence your eyes to coat over, there's a less complex main concern: where the MacBook Pro is a PC that bodes well for basically anyone, the iMac Pro truly is implied for "experts".

IT Google Maps Go is the latest lightweight Android app
Author: 0 Google Maps Go is the latest lightweight Android app

This new app is essentially a slimmed down version of Google Maps, which offers less processor-intensive function, and doesn't require the networking resources of its full-featured forebear. Google VP of Engineering Shashidhar Thakur expressed at the sidelines of Google for India, the prime point of creating Google Go is to help new cell phone clients "go ahead the Internet", and enable them to get to the Web effectively.

IT Top 5 Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars fans
Author: 0 Top 5 Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars fans

While any Star Wars fan just can not afford to miss out the opportunity to grab the Limited Edition Star Wars OnePlus 5T handset, here are some other collectibles worth checking out. The alert slider on the left edge has a red accent (which OnePlus calls Red Mineral) to it that looks really cool. This is the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition.

IT Titan Quest is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Titan Quest is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

There will also be an online multiplayer game, which can accommodate up to six people. In addition to the standard version of Titan Quest , there's also a Collector's Edition up for grabs. For the game's 10 sup th anniversary in 2016, THQ Nordic released a re-mastered version that fixed a lot of age-old problems. The ports, headed to PS4, Xbox One and Switch, will adapt the control scheme from keyboard and mouse to controller, along with newly updated graphics and reworked textures.

IT Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches
Author: 0 Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

It's here that you'll see why it is that 2017 was the year that we asked "how" far more than anything else - and see how it shaped the way that each and every event went down. The protagonists of the most popular sex scandals of the year couldn't miss from the people top, but they were defeated by Matt Lauer , who made it to the first position, and Meghan Markle to the second.

IT Nokia Camera app gets major update before Nokia 9 launch
Author: 0 Nokia Camera app gets major update before Nokia 9 launch

Android 8.0 Oreo will come with a host of new features and improvements. This news is reported by NokiaMob . In case you wish to try the beta update on your Nokia 5, you will first need to join Nokia phones beta labs by creating an account and then validating your Nokia 5 .

IT New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display
Author: 0 New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display

And just when we thought smartphone displays couldn't get any better, comes news of a 180-degree curved display from Samsung that goes all the way around - from the front of the phone to the back. Apple and LG had also filed patens for a wraparound displays in past. This, presumably, would have touchscreen capabilities on the front and back, given that system icons can be seen on both sides.

IT Microsoft adds more AI-powered updates to Bing, Cortana, Office 365
Author: 0 Microsoft adds more AI-powered updates to Bing, Cortana, Office 365

Troubled with the menace of fake news which gets delivered when algorithms are manipulated by purveyors of misleading news, Microsoft and its tech-company rivals have been extending their endeavor to be purveyors of good information- either by using efficient algorithms or onboarding more human moderators.

IT Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit
Author: 0 Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit

That's patched in iOS 11.2.1, which is rolling out now. Other than that, the company has also outed the tvOS 11.2.1 update for Apple TV devices. It is indeed a tedious process compared to simply reinstalling Apple Pay Cash, so a software update is expected to arrive in the near future to fix this.

IT 10 million Nintendo Switches have already been sold
Author: 0 10 million Nintendo Switches have already been sold

And the strong sales so far of the Switch has helped to bring on board a number of third-party games from developers that had held off supporting the Switch, fearing that the console would bomb and the effort would be wasted. Nintendo has sold more than ten million Switch consoles in less than nine months after its launch. According to Nintendo "Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros ".

IT Hold up, Metal Gear Survive gameplay looks actually good
Author: 0 Hold up, Metal Gear Survive gameplay looks actually good

Base building is also an incredibly important mechanic, in which survivors you save throughout your journey will eventually join your cause. Some may want to dismiss Metal Gear Survive as a sort of cash grab by Konami , but it's clear that a lot of effort has gone into making this a worthwhile spin-off.

IT Appeal court orders continuation of Saraki's CCT trial
Author: 0 Appeal court orders continuation of Saraki's CCT trial

Delivering a unanimous judgment in the appeal filed by the Federal Government against the Senate President's acquittal, the three-man panel of the Court of Appeal headed by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson dismissed 15 out of 18 counts filed before the CCT on the grounds of lack of evidence.

IT Ghost Recon Wildlands Reveals Free Predator DLC
Author: 0 Ghost Recon Wildlands Reveals Free Predator DLC

Players will also get the Predator's trademark wristblades, but we don't really know what else will be available. Ubisoft has announced a most unusual and unexpected crossover. While this DLC is definitely a odd one for Ghost Recon Wildlands , it seems like a ton of fun and should provide for some exciting thrills. Plus, Ghost War PVP mode will get a new soldier inspired by Dutch himself, who will be able to engage a "battle rage" berserker mode as well.

IT Google Assistant now offered on Android tablets
Author: 0 Google Assistant now offered on Android tablets

Earlier this year we first brought the Assistant to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher with Google Play Services . You'll soon be able to find it on any tablet running Android Marshmallow or Android Nougat . With this major expansion, Google said over 50 per cent of Android users across the world will have access to Google Assistant on their devices. It'll only be available in the "coming weeks" on English tablets in the United States, but it's a start.

IT Nigeria forfeit Algeria match for fielding ineligible player
Author: 0 Nigeria forfeit Algeria match for fielding ineligible player

Nigeria were fined CHF 6,000 with Federation Internationale de Football Association also awarding Algeria three points and three goals, which means the game which ended 1-1 is now recorded as 3-0 in favour of Algeria. "We apologise to Nigerians for this and assure that this will not in any way derail or even distract us in our well-laid plan to ensure that the Super Eagles have a great outing in Russian Federation".

IT Life is Strange Coming this Week to iOS
Author: 0 Life is Strange Coming this Week to iOS

No word if it'll make its way to Android or elsewhere yet (it'll be pretty awesome to have it on the Switch, surely?) but the game's story heavy, action-light mechanics certainly make it an excellent fit for a mobile title. You can also connect to Facebook and compare the choices you made with other friends playing the mobile version. "Follow the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price", Square Enix detailed in a ...

IT Fake MyEtherWallet App Becomes Top 3 Finance App on Apple Store
Author: 0 Fake MyEtherWallet App Becomes Top 3 Finance App on Apple Store

Once that is done, the app will be delivered to your phone as soon as it's published. This should give you peace of mind if a developer decides to charge less for its app at launch than what you paid for. Once the app is released, customers will be notified and the app will be automatically downloaded to their device. To begin with, it would be beneficial for the developer to market the app before it officially goes live.

IT LG V30+with dual rear camera setup to launch in India today
Author: 0 LG V30+with dual rear camera setup to launch in India today

The LG V30 + runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with LG UX 6.0+ skinned on top. Notably, the LG V30 + carries the credits for being the world's first smartphone to feature f/1.6 aperture. The selfie camera is a 5MP sensor with a 90-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone comes with a sealed 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charging 3.0 support.

IT Google Opens AI Facility in China
Author: 0 Google Opens AI Facility in China

Google on Wednesday announced launch of a research lab focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in China, its first such centre in Asia, after months of speculation fuelled by a major push to hire AI talent in the country. Whether a breakthough occurs in [the] Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone's life better. The announcement of the research center comes seven years after Google shuttered its China-based search service during a high-profile spat ...

IT Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style AR objects
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger adds Snapchat-style AR objects

Facebook Inc.is attempted to expand its presence in the burgeoning augmented reality space with the public launch of AR Studio, a platform based on code it acquired from MSQRD Inc. "We've been continuously advancing the capabilities of the platform, with improved face tracking, new graphics capabilities, better scripting, and now world effects".

IT What the heck is… skin betting?
Author: 0 What the heck is… skin betting?

Reporting on these statistics, the BBC featured a case study of a student who began gambling with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins at 15. A UK Gambling Commission report is expected to show that half a million children and young people gamble "every week", and that children as young as 11 are introduced to gambling through unlicensed skin-betting sites .

IT PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One File Size Revealed
Author: 0 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One File Size Revealed

On the PC, players have to memorize various keys and combinations to perform the multitude of actions available in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . The Xbox One version of PUBG is the exact same as the version that's now on the PC, and the game is also going to be getting some new content in the near future, such as a new map that takes place in a desert with a city, rather than on the rural island that the game's first map was on.

IT Overwatch Winter Event 2017 Kicks Off New Seasonal Skins and Content
Author: 0 Overwatch Winter Event 2017 Kicks Off New Seasonal Skins and Content

The Overwatch Winter Wonderland event is now live, and Blizzard revealed its full slate of seasonal costumes including a Snow Owl Ana skin, "winter" Junkrat, and the "Hipster" Hanzo skin from last year's Reflections Overwatch comic. Mei's Ultimate unleashes an infinite flurry of snowballs, but only for a brief time. Check out the Winter Wonderland sizzle reel below, followed by a peek at some of the new skins.

IT Russia | Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals
Author: 0 Russia | Olympic Committee approves competing as neutrals

Russian athletes wanting to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday. Ruiz observes that the Russian attempts at athletic dominance have aligned with President Vladimir Putin's desires to "reclaim Russia's past" and subsequently weaken Western democracy.

IT Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification
Author: 0 Nokia 6 (2018) passes through TENAA certification

The same device has made the trip over to TENAA , China's certification agency, which is usually an indication that launch is imminent. In addition, there will be another Nokia 9 smartphone releasing in the second half of January. It is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The camera will also be a single-sensor model.

Author: 0 Android Oreo is On Just 0.5% of Devices, and That Stinks

For the month of December, Android 8.0 Oreo shows an increase to 0.5 per cent. It's quite simple: no company wants to push out Oreo-based updates to its devices in a timely manner. However, Beta builds are prone to bugs and crashes. The phone features 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass on top.

IT Apple's 'Most Powerful Mac Ever Made' Finally Has a Release Date
Author: 0 Apple's 'Most Powerful Mac Ever Made' Finally Has a Release Date

Twelve South's new HiRise Pro builds on its poplar HiRise multi-function stand with a new finish, more storage, elevating your iMac higher, and more. The desktop can transfer data at 40Gb per second and includes a 10Gb Ethernet connection on the back. iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time.

IT NYC commuters returning to subway amid heightened security
Author: 0 NYC commuters returning to subway amid heightened security

Christina Bethea, 29, a security guard from Yonkers, a New York City northern suburb, said she was getting off a southbound 1 line subway train en route to work when she heard a loud noise. According to census statistics compiled by Queens College, Kensington is home to more than 3,000 Bangladeshi-born New Yorkers, making it the largest Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn.

IT Druckmann teases The Last of Us Part II details
Author: 0 Druckmann teases The Last of Us Part II details

Speaking to the game's story and whether or not Joel or Ellie might die, Druckmann teased "no one is safe, not even [Joel and Ellie]". The panel for The Last of Us Part II that Saturday night built up to during the PlayStation Experience event confirmed some suspicions about the game while hinting at other new details.

IT Google Doodle celebrates Nobel Prize victor Max Born's birthday
Author: 0 Google Doodle celebrates Nobel Prize victor Max Born's birthday

Inspired by Einstein's work on the photoelectric effect, Born formulated the rule in a 1926 paper that attempted to solve the Schrödinger equation, a mathematical formula for studying quantum mechanical systems, for the scattering problem. Born was suspended from Göttingen when the Nazi Party came to power in 1933 because of his Jewish heritage. The Born rule provides a link between the mathematical formalism of quantum theory and experiment, and as such is nearly single-handedly ...

IT Bitcoin price jumps up 20% as futures go live
Author: 0 Bitcoin price jumps up 20% as futures go live

Interactive Brokers said it offers bitcoin futures under the ticker symbol "GXBT" on the CFE and plans to offer the same on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ( CME ) from December 18, a day after the exchange launches its own futures contract.

IT Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger
Author: 0 Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keylogger

Setting the required registry value can be easily performed by malware (e.g. remote access Trojans), which can then use the keylogger to harvest sensitive information entered by the user. "One guy even thought that I am a thief trying to rob someone", Myng wrote. Found in the keyboard driver, the keylogger saved scan codes to a WPP trace, but it was disabled by default, Myng reported in his post.

IT Bitcoin Futures Launch Sees Price Spike as CBOE Website Crashes
Author: 0 Bitcoin Futures Launch Sees Price Spike as CBOE Website Crashes

In a tweet posted Sunday, CBOE said trading systems are operating normally, but heavy traffic is causing their website to perform "slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable". Now an hour after launching the actual price of bitcoin is still up, trading around $15,350. While bitcoin's price rise mystifies many, its origins have been the subject of much speculation.

IT Cboe bitcoin futures open for trading
Author: 0 Cboe bitcoin futures open for trading

On Coinbase Inc.'s GDAX exchange, prices zoomed up to nearly $20,000 from $16,000 in only about 90 minutes - then crashed back down. They were last quoted at $17,120, a more than $1,000 premium to the price on Gemini Exchange. . At launch, CBOE tweeted to warn that its website was running slowly and could be temporarily unavailable. Hussein Sayed, chief market strategist at online broker FXTM, said the futures launch marked a "new phase" for the cryptocurrency.

IT Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced
Author: 0 Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced

This year, the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter was celebrated and Capcom did not want to stay without celebrating one of its star franchises. Games include the original game, SF2, SF2: Champion Edition, SF2: Hyper Fighting, Super SF2, Super SF2: Turbo, SF Alpha , SF Alpha 2, SF Alpha 3 , SF3, SF3: 2nd Impact and SF3: 3rd Strike.