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Sci-tech Fortnite: Battle Royale Officially Gets New Jetpacks
Author: 0 Fortnite: Battle Royale Officially Gets New Jetpacks

The new mode plays exactly like a regular game of Battle Royale , except all the weapons around the map and from chests are Legendary weapons. This limited-time playlist is Squads only, so finding three friends or filling out a squad is necessary.

Sci-tech Apple plans largest iPhone ever and a cheaper alternative, report says
Author: 0 Apple plans largest iPhone ever and a cheaper alternative, report says

The large iPhone model, codenamed D33, is Apple's attempt to appeal to consumers looking for the multitasking abilities of the phone-tablet hybrids called phablets, according to Bloomberg . A third cheaper model, with an edge-to-edge display and Face ID , will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 8 with an aluminium frame and glass back.

Sci-tech Sony Unveils New Smartphone Series Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact
Author: 0 Sony Unveils New Smartphone Series Xperia XZ2 And XZ2 Compact

The displays on both the devices come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The new design focuses on what Sony refers to as "ambient flow" which couples the Xperia's IP68 water-resistant look with dynamic curves and arches. The device also packs a 13MP selfie-shooter and a disappointing 2,700mAh battery. It is finished in four colours with a smooth frosted finish: White Silver, Black, Moss Green and Coral Pink.

Sci-tech Hearthstone Year of the Raven Details: Three New Expansions, Tournaments and More
Author: 0 Hearthstone Year of the Raven Details: Three New Expansions, Tournaments and More

Cards: Ice Block , Coldlight Oracle and Molten Giant are also being retired to Wild at the same time, in spite of not being from the retiring expansion . This is the most exciting time of the year for Hearthstone fans, as 2017's Year of the Mammoth makes way for 2018's Year of the Raven. The thing I'm most excited for is the new in-game tournament mode that Blizzard is planning on rolling out this summer.

Sci-tech Google Clips available now - but AI camera isn't impressing reviewers
Author: 0 Google Clips available now - but AI camera isn't impressing reviewers

In line with previous announcements, Google Clips retails in the USA for $249. You can purchase Google Clips for $249 at the Online Google Store , Best Buy , B&H Photo , and Verizon stores. The device also features an indicator that informs people around you when it's recording a clip or taking a picture. An amber center light means that the camera is running low on battery or storage.

Sci-tech Apple To Move iCloud Keys To China
Author: 0 Apple To Move iCloud Keys To China

Apple's new system - tentatively launching late February - will allow it to comply with China's strict (arguably oppressive) laws in terms of data storage and the internet in general. While the European Union executive had previously said it wanted access to data stored within the 28-nation bloc, sources with direct knowledge of the pending legislation said the new wording will also extend to data held elsewhere.

Sci-tech Pixar Voice Actor & Animator Bud Luckey Passes Away at 83
Author: 0 Pixar Voice Actor & Animator Bud Luckey Passes Away at 83

His son, Andy, told the Hollywood Reporter that Luckey died Saturday after an extended illness at a hospice facility in Newtown, Connecticut. "He loved his work but got even greater satisfaction from seeing others enjoy it ", Andy Luckey wrote on Facebook .

Sci-tech Talk To Pikachu With Amazon Alexa Or Google Home
Author: 0 Talk To Pikachu With Amazon Alexa Or Google Home

And that's not the only thing going on to celebrate the original Pokemon games. Pokemon Go had a Hoenn mini-event, followed by a Valentines Day event, which was then followed up with the still-ongoing Legendary Day event that gives players a chance to battle Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza at gyms.

Sci-tech Lenovo announces two new Windows 10 convertible Laptops
Author: 0 Lenovo announces two new Windows 10 convertible Laptops

This is a 14-inch mid-priced Yoga machine. The Yoga 530 14-inch is priced at a starting price of Euro 549 around ₹43,800 and will be available starting June 2018. For most people, it will be hard to hold it in one hand, because at 1.6kg it's just way too heavy to comfortably hold. The $279 300e Chromebook, adds touch functionality, a much-improved display , and a Yoga-style 360-degree hinge.

Sci-tech Fiat Chrysler is reportedly ditching diesel cars by 2022
Author: 0 Fiat Chrysler is reportedly ditching diesel cars by 2022

The highest price FCAU stock touched in the last 12 month was $24.95 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $9.6. Over the last five days, shares have faced -2.5% losses and now is up 36.46% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $18.31.

Sci-tech SeaWorld CEO resigns after company posts $200 million loss for 2017
Author: 0 SeaWorld CEO resigns after company posts $200 million loss for 2017

Robinson, Lead Independent Director, said , "The Board agreed that this transition plan is the right approach to advance the Company's progress and create value for all our important stakeholders". SeaWorld Entertainment Inc ( NYSE:SEAS ) chief executive Joel Manby has stepped down from his role with immediate effect as the animal theme park operator continues to struggle with flagging revenues and visitor numbers.

Sci-tech Extinction threatens to king penguins
Author: 0 Extinction threatens to king penguins

Most king penguins living in the Southern Ocean will need to relocate by the end of the century if nothing is done to tackle climate change, BBC News reports. The islands on the charts are: (1) Tierra del Fuego, (2) Falklands, (3) South Georgia, (4) South Sandwich, (5) Gough, (6) Bouvet, (7) Marion and Prince Edward, (8) Crozet, (9) Kerguelen, (10) Heard and McDonald, (11) Amsterdam, (12) Macquarie, (13) Auckland, (14) Campbell and (15) Chatham.

Sci-tech Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Dress As 'Scooby-Doo' Gang
Author: 0 Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Dress As 'Scooby-Doo' Gang

The first showed the mother of three in full Daphne attire, complete with an orange wig, green neck scarf and purple dress with matching fishnets. Apollo , who officially turns 4 on Wednesday, dressed as Scooby-Doo in a Great Dane onesie. " Blake has always wanted children", the publication's source added. Just prior to the St. Louis show, fans shared video from the couple's concert in Moline, Illinois, where the two couldn't keep their hands to themselves.

Sci-tech Tips to save hair, skin, eyes from ill-effects of Holi colours
Author: 0 Tips to save hair, skin, eyes from ill-effects of Holi colours

It does not stop at just oiling your skin. The dry " Gulal " and the wet colours of today are not derived from natural sources. Celebrate Holi with organic, vegetable-based colours, and stay clear of the chemicals. These colours often lead to breakouts and allergies. Do not wash your face with soap immediately, because soap is alkaline and causes further dryness.

Sci-tech HMD Announces Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1
Author: 0 HMD Announces Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1

Of course, we'll need to perform some tests in order to determine if they're any good so stay tuned. Nokia 6 (2018 ) comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. The 3GB variant will be available at a price of €279 ($343) and we will update you about the other variant soon. Now the company has introduced one more smartphone at the MWC 2018 event.

Sci-tech Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launch
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ launch

The video is not getting into the new camera features, which are supposed to be the big new thing for the S9. You can either stick around here to see the live blog unfold before your very eyes - with our own inimitable brand of attempted humor - or watch it yourself, with our guide on doing just helping you achieve that goal .

Sci-tech MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more
Author: 0 MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

The company is listed among the more than 900 exhibitors for MWC 2018 . These are all probable launches, and there will be some surprises too as the trade show opens. According to Blass, the smartphones will cost Euro 841 for the Galaxy S9 and Euro 997 for the Galaxy S9 +. This special edition of Samsung's flagship phone features 24/7 technical support, extended warranties, up to four years of security updates and the possiblity to control OTA updates remotely.

Author: 0 Microsoft (MSFT) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

The fund owned 356,547 shares of the software giant's stock after selling 8,499 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Moreover, Pacad Investment Ltd has 0.05% invested in Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ:VC) for 1,898 shares.

Sci-tech Alcatel Unveils First Android Go Smartphone with Super Low-End Specs
Author: 0 Alcatel Unveils First Android Go Smartphone with Super Low-End Specs

On the camera side of things, the 1x features an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 13-megapixel rear camera. We'll check out the phone when we get the chance, as we'll be live over at MWC 2018 in the next few days. Both models have 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB. Likewise, cameras differ between the models with the 3V loaded with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera, the 3X boasts ...

Sci-tech How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 +
Author: 0 How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 +

Some of the reports have also hinted that the Nokia 8 Pro could be an out and out smartphone meant for photography lovers geared with Penta-lens. Google also confirmed the launch of an Android One smartphone at MWC 2018 . And while at the lower-end this will be the Nokia 1, at the higher-end it is expected to be Nokia 9 .

Author: 0 Weather forecast for Ireland for the coming week predicts prolonged cold snap

The weather advisory was issued today (Friday) by the metereological service. During Monday and Tuesday, snow showers are expected to move into eastern areas, before spreading westwards across England. People are being warned to prepare for the most severe cold spell in almost a decade. "In fact the cold conditions and risk of snow could last into the start of March".

Sci-tech Trump Jr:
Author: 0 Trump Jr: "I love" Indian media, but USA media? Not so much

Kalpesh Mehta, one of the local developers, told reporters that they had already sold more than $100 million worth of real estate in the towers - $15 million alone on Monday, after the Trump Jr. Trump in no way speaks on behalf of the United States government". Mr Trump Jr and his brother Eric have been running the Trump Organisation, the family's real estate business, during their father's presidency.

Sci-tech Google pushing RCS platform for carriers, businesses
Author: 0 Google pushing RCS platform for carriers, businesses

Google is partnering with Sprint, 1-800 Contacts, 1-800 Flowers.com, Booking.com, SnapTravel and Subway to bring RCS messaging to their customers, as well as with messaging companies like Smooch and Twilio. "Best of all, customers who have already opted in to SMS messages from a business get this upgraded experience automatically in Android Messages". Businesses will be able to send verified rich messages like boarding passes, package delivery notifications, event tickets, etc with suggested ...

Sci-tech SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California
Author: 0 SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

The company launched two experimental satellites today (Feb. 22) created to help lay the foundation for Starlink, a network that, if all goes according to plan, will consist of thousands of spacecraft providing broadband internet service to people around the world.

Sci-tech Apple Repair Centre Apparently Linked to Flood of False 911 Calls
Author: 0 Apple Repair Centre Apparently Linked to Flood of False 911 Calls

The report explains that emergency dispatchers see an average of 20 accidental 911 calls per day from the facility, for a total of 1,600 calls since October. The Sheriff's department of Sacramento County says it has also received these calls, noting staff can sometimes hear fix technicians in the background.

Sci-tech Samsung Max gives Opera's smartest browser an encore
Author: 0 Samsung Max gives Opera's smartest browser an encore

Similar to Google's Datally that was launched in last November, the Samsung Max offers foreground data compression service that allows you to reduce data consumption from your installed apps. In some cases, it can even be used to help you save money on your mobile data plan over time. Samsung Max will come preloaded to Galaxy A and Galaxy J series phones in India, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.

Sci-tech Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV Will Have Tailgate Seating
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While the global average age of Rolls-Royce customers is 39 years, it is little lower in India. New Phantom has again been reinstated as 'The Best Car in the World, ' setting the new benchmark in India for authentic, bespoke luxury. As far as features are considered, the luxury beast comes is supported by the with the Phantom VII technology, with few upgrades like Night Vision, Active cruise control, head-up display, WiFi hotspot for up to ten devices and Laser headlights with high-beam range ...

Sci-tech You need to pay for extra save slots in Metal Gear Survive
Author: 0 You need to pay for extra save slots in Metal Gear Survive

Players can start by creating their own avatar, customize their characters and start proceeding with the story missions. Konami's spin-off of Metal Gear Solid , Metal Gear Survive , has been subject to major scrutiny since its announcements - many players felt disappointed and frustrated at Konami's attempts to extend the Metal Gear Franchise without its creator - that and it's absurd sci-fi survival setting (which nobody really asked for).

Sci-tech Sweden's Myhrer wins slalom as favorites fail to finish
Author: 0 Sweden's Myhrer wins slalom as favorites fail to finish

Hirscher said he had been disappointed that a promise to inject water into the slope, which would have created icier conditions more conducive to his style, had not been followed through, but he was reluctant to criticise race organisers. "For sure it is disappointing", the six-times overall World Cup champion told reporters. Darya Domracheva overcame errant shooting by skiing a ideal final leg to claim the women's Olympic 4x6km relay gold for Belarus in a see-saw race held in swirling snow ...

Sci-tech Oldest cave paintings created by Neanderthals
Author: 0 Oldest cave paintings created by Neanderthals

This involved scraping a few milligrams of calcium carbonate deposit from the paintings for analysis. "So, therefore, the paintings must've been made by them". " Dating cave art accurately and precisely, but without destroying it, has so far been hard to accomplish", adds Hoffmann. However, the scientists working on the newly discovered paintings used state-of-the-art uranium-thorium dating to provide more accurate age estimates.

Sci-tech How to setup Face Unlock on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Author: 0 How to setup Face Unlock on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The next sale for Mi TV 4 is on February 27, while Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro second sale will be held on February 28. However, the Mi Max 2 also impresses with a remarkable build quality and if its humoungous size is a no-bother for you, then you shouldn't be complaining about the giant.

Sci-tech Key underwater archaeological site in Mexico threatened by pollution
Author: 0 Key underwater archaeological site in Mexico threatened by pollution

Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda says researchers found a human skull that was already covered in rainwater limestone deposits before the cave system flooded around 9,000 years ago. The more than 200-mile long Sac Actun cave system on the Yucatan Peninsula is rife with ancient artifacts. An exploration group in Mexico have discovered the biggest underwater cave in the world.

Sci-tech Team: Bigelow launches venture to manage space stations
Author: 0 Team: Bigelow launches venture to manage space stations

Two 55-foot inflatable modules called B330-1 and B330-2 will be launched into space where humans will be able to stay. He said later he has not had any discussions yet with White House officials on this topic, and that the company didn't plan to attend the February 21 meeting of the National Space Council.

Sci-tech Intel Betting Big On Wireless 5G Connectivity for Laptops and Mobile PCs
Author: 0 Intel Betting Big On Wireless 5G Connectivity for Laptops and Mobile PCs

Qualcomm has already outlined its ambitions for the always connected PC with 5G connectivity and today, Intel announced the steps it is taking to compete. The device will utilize the next generation of Wi-Fi tech, which is 802.11ax. But Intel isn't only focused on PCs; it will also have 5G solutions for smartphones, which is the category that will likely see the most widespread adoption of the next generation wireless standard.

Sci-tech Hyundai Santa Fe debuts with a diesel and an XL version
Author: 0 Hyundai Santa Fe debuts with a diesel and an XL version

Note that Hyundai's photos show Korean versions of the Santa Fe, not the Santa Fe XL. More details to come, including what we thought of driving it. Hyundai is rolling out a new diesel version of the Santa Fe this year with an occasional-use third-row seat and one-touch folding second-row seats, the third row is only offered on the diesel version.

Sci-tech Nintendo Switch Is January's Best Selling Console In The US
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Is January's Best Selling Console In The US

Overkill confirms that Payday 2's port on Nintendo Switch is based on an old flavor of the game, not the latest PC (or console version) for that matter. And, a single update on console equals several months of updates on PC, according to Christian Post. Explaining why Switch is getting a stale version, the publisher stated that their team is working continuously towards updating the game, which would turn fives-year-old this year, but "to get the game out in early 2018 on Switch meant ...

Sci-tech 'Committed' Hamilton close to new Merc deal
Author: 0 'Committed' Hamilton close to new Merc deal

There is no reason to rush anything, no panic, I'm not feeling under any pressure of any other drivers in there and Toto and Mercedes have no reason to feel that I'm talking to anybody else. He added: "Hopefully we will have something done by the first race but we are in no rush". 'He's the personification of hunger. But Hamilton seems in no doubt that an agreement will be reached soon and put the delay down to being away during the off-season.

Sci-tech Former Google employee files lawsuit claiming he was sacked for opposing discrimination
Author: 0 Former Google employee files lawsuit claiming he was sacked for opposing discrimination

Another former Google employee, software developer Tim Chevalier , hit the search giant with a lawsuit alleging it unjustly fired him for speaking out about politics, left wing. "The anti-discrimination laws are meant to protect marginalized and underrepresented groups - not those who attack them". According to the suit, Google objected to Chevalier's use of the phrase "white boys" in his blogpost because it "could be perceived as a generalization about race and gender".

Sci-tech Summit Midstream Partners, LP (SMLP) Stock Price -7.71% away from 20 SMA
Author: 0 Summit Midstream Partners, LP (SMLP) Stock Price -7.71% away from 20 SMA

On 5/14/2014 Ruben Martin, CEO, bought 2,000 with an average share price of $39.79 per share and the total transaction amounting to $79,580.00. About 2.26 million shares traded or 117.32% up from the average. As of December 31, 2016, its asset portfolio, including the assets of its joint ventures, consisted of its refined products segment, consisting 9,700-mile refined products pipeline system with 53 terminals, as well as 26 independent terminals not connected to its pipeline system and its ...

Sci-tech Apple Reportedly Adding 'Hey Siri' Compatibility to Upgraded AirPods
Author: 0 Apple Reportedly Adding 'Hey Siri' Compatibility to Upgraded AirPods

The idea for the water-resistant model is for the headphones to survive splashes of water and rain, according to the sources, adding that they likely won't be created to be submerged in water. The original AirPods seemed to come a little before their time, riding on the back of Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone.

Sci-tech BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Year announced
Author: 0 BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Year announced

Then, in 2016, BMW celebrated the M3's 30th birthday with 500 copies of a special 30 Jahre M3 . Just 300 examples will be built worldwide, all fitted with the Competition Package. So if you want one, you'd better get a shake on. The auto also rides on a set of 20-inch forged M light alloys in Orbit Grey matte. Inside, BMW will offer different color combinations depending on the exterior paint color.

Sci-tech Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number
Author: 0 Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number

App developers should take a long, hard look at how they use Facebook's Account Kit for identifying users - after a flaw in the system, and Tinder's use of the toolkit, left shag-seekers open to account hijacking. Both companies gave statements to The Verge addressing the issue, though Tinder wouldn't apparently wouldn't comment on the specifics of the report.

Sci-tech Google starts programme to certify Android phones for enterprise use
Author: 0 Google starts programme to certify Android phones for enterprise use

Google has revealed a new program created to make it easier for enterprise customers to safely select and deploy Android devices throughout their businesses from a range of manufacturers, although Samsung is missing from the list . I recently learned from Google's Sean Ginevan that even Android Go, the slimmed-down version of Android made for entry-level devices , supports Android enterprise.

Sci-tech Xiaomi Mi Max 3 expected to feature wireless charging, iris scanner
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Max 3 expected to feature wireless charging, iris scanner

The files reveal that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, though there might be a variant of Snapdragon 630 processor as well. Digging through the MIUI APK, XDA has noticed that the Mi Max 3 will have wireless charging. Having said that, for photography, the Mi Max 3 will have either Sony's IMX363 camera sensor, or, Samsung's S5K217 + S5K5E8 sensors (yes, that's dual camera setup) at the back.