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Sci-tech Far Cry 5 Sets a Record as Fastest-Selling Title in Series
Author: 0 Far Cry 5 Sets a Record as Fastest-Selling Title in Series

Last but certainly not least, Ubisoft posted the following image, which breaks down stats for the game , from the favorite weapon amongst playtest players (the shovel, strangely enough) to the most popular characters for hire, including human (Nick Rye) and animal (Boomer, obviously).

Author: 0 Facebook removes more than 100 accounts linked to Russian troll factory

We'll have more than 20,000 by the end of this year. "We removed this latest set of Pages and accounts exclusively because they were controlled by the IRA - not based on the content", said Stamos. See the full post here. Facebook is also facing a backlash as a political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica that worked with Donald Trump's election team allegedly harvested 50 million Facebook profiles of U.S.

Sci-tech Square Enix is fixing Chrono Trigger's bad PC port
Author: 0 Square Enix is fixing Chrono Trigger's bad PC port

However, thankfully, Square Enix has listened to the complaints of gypped Chrono Trigger fans. The announcement comes after fans expressed disdain over the overall look of the recently released PC port. Square Enix is also extending the availability of the Limited Edition until 9 AM PT on April 30, so that it will still be offered after at least one of the patches has gone live.

Sci-tech World's Biggest Dinosaur Footprints Found in Scotland
Author: 0 World's Biggest Dinosaur Footprints Found in Scotland

Rare footprints of what was the biggest animal that has ever lived on the planet's surface have just been discovered in the mud of a lagoon in Scotland , on the Isle of Skye, located on the northwest coast of Great Britain. Researchers with the University of Edinburgh say the discovery is very important due to the relative lack of Middle Jurassic period evidence. The footprints help bolster the idea that dinosaurs of that time period spent quite a bit of time hanging out in lagoons.

Sci-tech Spotify's CEO Reveals Why He's Not Doing a Traditional IPO
Author: 0 Spotify's CEO Reveals Why He's Not Doing a Traditional IPO

For its public offering, Spotify has taken an unconventional and somewhat risky approach called direct listing, a route normally taken by small-cap companies, usually in biotech and life sciences. Ek, however, seems unconcerned, and with the current fluctuations in the market - Bloomberg reported just this afternoon that the stock market is having its worst second quarter since the onset of the Great Depression - a more conservative direct listing could end up being a wise decision in the ...

Sci-tech E-auction for broadcast of India's home games attracts massive bids
Author: 0 E-auction for broadcast of India's home games attracts massive bids

The GCR comprises worldwide TV broadcast rights as well as digital rights for 102 matches (across three formats) that India will play at home in the next five years. But again it is being evident that cricket sells in India and despite not so favourable publicity at times, Indian cricket still rakes in the moolah", a senior BCCI official told PTI on Tuesday.

Sci-tech Intel's new Core i9 chips could make laptops feel like desktops
Author: 0 Intel's new Core i9 chips could make laptops feel like desktops

The new 8th Gen Intel Core i9 , i7 and i5 processors for laptops are based on the " Coffee Lake " platform, Intel said in a statement. Using new "thermal velocity boost" technology to propel the new Core i9-8950HK from a base clock rate of 2.9GHz to a whopping 4.8GHz, the new unlocked 8th-generation Core i9 sits atop five new Core i5 and Core i7 high-performance mobile H-series chips, plus four more U-series Core chips aimed at lower-power systems.

Sci-tech Defunct Chinese Space Lab Set to Re-enter Earth's Atmosphere
Author: 0 Defunct Chinese Space Lab Set to Re-enter Earth's Atmosphere

While it does appear that a fair amount of the Tiangong-1 may have survived the enormous heat created by the friction of reentry, any debris that remained appears to have fallen harmlessly into the Pacific, "out in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly where we hoped it would land", according Roger Thompson, a senior engineering specialist with Aerospace Corp.

Sci-tech LG Q7 likely to launch alongside LG G7 flagship smartphone
Author: 0 LG Q7 likely to launch alongside LG G7 flagship smartphone

The notch will house the selfie camera, earpiece and ambient light sensor at least. The handset itself features a drilled speaker, USB-C and headphone jack in a metallic frame. The back looks to be made up of glass just like the G6 and V30. On the back side with have a dual-lens camera and a fingerprint sensor, both placed centrally.

Sci-tech NASA's Hubble captured pictures of most distant normal star ever
Author: 0 NASA's Hubble captured pictures of most distant normal star ever

Gravitational lensing is an effect that is predicted by Einstein's general theory of relatively. The team initially discovered Icarus while using Hubble to detect and track a known supernova named Refsdal , whose light was predicted to soon be gravitationally lensed by the galaxy cluster MACS J1149, located some 5 billion light-years away.

Sci-tech New WiFi Certification Hints At April OnePlus 6 Launch Date
Author: 0 New WiFi Certification Hints At April OnePlus 6 Launch Date

It reveals that the smartphone will come in three variants - the base model with 64GB storage, followed by 128GB and 256GB internal storage models. OnePlus has confirmed that the phone will have a notch in its display, but at this point in the mobile industry, that really shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

Sci-tech SpaceX Scheduled To Launch Cargo Mission From Cape Canaveral
Author: 0 SpaceX Scheduled To Launch Cargo Mission From Cape Canaveral

This is SpaceX's 52nd flight of a Falcon 9 - its 53rd counting the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket in February and its 14th station resupply mission. "That way our engineers can collect additional data not only during re-entry but for the landing that will be useful for the future", she said. Quartz reports that SpaceX is working through its existing Falcon 9 boosters ahead of a new version later this month.

Sci-tech Samsung launches Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 for everyday computing
Author: 0 Samsung launches Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 for everyday computing

Or, as Samsung puts it, they aim to deliver the "perfect balance of style, comfort and performance for casual gamers and general users". The Notebook 3 , on the other hand, comes in two models - one with a 14-inch 720p display and the other with a 15.6-inch screen in a choice of 1080p and 720p resolution.

Sci-tech Tiangong-1 Space Station Mostly Burned Up On Reentry
Author: 0 Tiangong-1 Space Station Mostly Burned Up On Reentry

He said the danger to humans was small, with the likelihood of being hit by space debris lower than "being hit by lightning twice in the same year". China says no damage has been found on the ground after its first space lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday morning.

Sci-tech Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet
Author: 0 Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

First, the basics: Cloudflare's public DNS has the IP addresses 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. Cloudflare just launched a consumer DNS service, which is now dubbed the fastest today. Both technologies are open and attempt to limit or eliminate DNS lookups over unencrypted connections . The site at https://1.1.1.1/ has explicit instructions on how to set up the service for Windows devices, Apple machines running macOS or iOS, Linux and Android devices, and even a vague set of steps for setting ...

Sci-tech [Sprint as well] Verizon Note 8 starts getting Oreo update
Author: 0 [Sprint as well] Verizon Note 8 starts getting Oreo update

This is what happened last month when Samsung pulled out its Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 due to automatic restarting in some devices. Earlier this week, Samsung said that the update would be rolling out within 2 to 3 weeks , so it looks as though AT&T and Verizon chose to jump the gun (not that we're complaining).

Sci-tech Crowds gathered outside Great St. Mary's church for Stephen Hawking's funeral
Author: 0 Crowds gathered outside Great St. Mary's church for Stephen Hawking's funeral

A round of applause spontaneously broke out as Prof Hawking's coffin was carried into the church by six porters from Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College, where he was a fellow for 52 years. Martin Rees , who now holds the position of Britain's Astronomer Royal , also delivered a reading; family members and a former student of Hawking's delivered eulogies.

Sci-tech Blue Moon Founder Intros 'Cannabis-Infused Craft Beer'
Author: 0 Blue Moon Founder Intros 'Cannabis-Infused Craft Beer'

The goal, Villa said , is to make a beer infused with THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana that causes intoxication) that takes effect in around the same time that a beer with alcohol would. The name of the beer and pricing are still unknown. Villa's "beer", because it lacks alcohol, skirts that federal ban, even though marijuana itself remains federally illegal.

Sci-tech Where's Waldo? is now part of Google Maps for a limited time
Author: 0 Where's Waldo? is now part of Google Maps for a limited time

And he is not travelling alone. Wherever I go, my trusty friends Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and even that pesky Odlaw go as well. Google Assistant users can also open the app and start the game by asking, "Where's Waldo? ". Google is also awarding badges for finding Waldo or any of his friends successfully in the mini-game. Having not looked at a Where's Waldo book in probably at least 20 years, I can't say that I recognize any of those other names but younger Waldo fans ...

Sci-tech Google's URL Shortener Service goo.gl Is Being Shutdown
Author: 0 Google's URL Shortener Service goo.gl Is Being Shutdown

The company says that new and anonymous users won't be able to create links through the goo.gl console as of April 13th, but existing users will be able to use it for another year, after which it will be discontinued completely. After this period, all links will continue to redirect. Google URL shortener is one of the widely used and popular tools for publishers, marketing and branding agencies.

Sci-tech How to enable swipe-down notifications on the Galaxy S9
Author: 0 How to enable swipe-down notifications on the Galaxy S9

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them . NextRadio , which shared that news about ongoing Samsung FM support, only lists those carrier-variant GS9 phones among models supported by its app.

Sci-tech Saturday's blue moon will be the last until Halloween 2020
Author: 0 Saturday's blue moon will be the last until Halloween 2020

The very first moon of the month obtains the name "complete worm moon" due to the fact that it shows up around the moment that earthworms start ahead from the ground throughout the springtime period. We haven't had a year with two Blue Moons since 1999 and won't have one again until January and March, 2037. Two years from now, the Blue Moon will fall on October 31, turning Halloween night into a noteworthy spectacle.

Sci-tech Now you can disable that iPhone-slowing feature
Author: 0 Now you can disable that iPhone-slowing feature

The update of iOS 11 .3 lets you monitor your iPhone battery and stop Apple from slowing it down. This one only applies to iPhone X users because that device is the only one with the True Depth camera and Face ID. You'll also be able to tell within the settings if Apple's "performance management" battery feature -that's the fancy way of saying Apple could dynamically throttle your phone - is turned on.

Sci-tech Jio extends benefits for existing Prime members by a year
Author: 0 Jio extends benefits for existing Prime members by a year

Reliance Jio on Friday announced that it will continue to offer Prime membership for free for its existing users as part of a complimentary extension. Some of the benefits received by Reliance Jio Prime members include low tariffs for data and free calls, access to several Jio apps that let users view live channels, videos, tv shows and more.

Sci-tech Moto G6 Plus Specs Leak Along With Moto G6 & G6 Play Renders
Author: 0 Moto G6 Plus Specs Leak Along With Moto G6 & G6 Play Renders

That's no small feat, mind you, as the Z3 Play is expected to provide over 6 inches of usable screen real estate, compared to the 5.5-inch Super AMOLED panel of its predecessor. As for pricing, the G6 Play will come with a $199 (RM769.15) price tag and the G6 comes in at $249 (RM962.41). It will have 12MP+ 5MP dual rear cameras along with a 16MP front-facing camera.

Sci-tech Easter Weekend Blue Moon Will Be The Last Until 2020
Author: 0 Easter Weekend Blue Moon Will Be The Last Until 2020

It was dubbed "The Double Blue Moon of 1999". What makes this upcoming blue moon extra special is it will be the first time in nearly 20 years we're getting two blue moons so close together, according to AccuWeather Astronomy Blogger Dave Samuhel , with the last time being 1999.

Sci-tech Playboy is also Leaving Facebook
Author: 0 Playboy is also Leaving Facebook

Taking to his Twitter handle, Hefner wrote, "Learning of the recent meddling in a free US Election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users' data - more than 25 million of which are Playboy fans - making it clear to us that we must leave the platform".

Author: 0 China's space station hurtling towards the Earth will land this weekend

Hour by hour, Tiangong-1 - whose name translates to "Heavenly Palace" - gets closer and closer to re-entering Earth's atmosphere, and mostly burning up in the process. There was one recorded case of a woman being hit by debris (and not hurt). This space debris is only a fraction of the almost 500,000 pieces of space garbage now orbiting the Earth, ranging from wrenches to other abandoned space stations and satellites.

Author: 0 Playboy deletes Facebook page, claims contradiction of values

Playboy said in a statement . "That is why we have announced that we will be leaving Facebook's platform, deactivating the Playboy accounts that Playboy Enterprises manages directly". Hefner goes on to say that the "recent meddling in a free USA election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users' data", adding that "more than 25 million" of those affected by the meddling "are Playboy fans".

Sci-tech 5-star forward commit Darius Bazley to forgo Syracuse for National Basketball Association G
Author: 0 5-star forward commit Darius Bazley to forgo Syracuse for National Basketball Association G

Syracuse five-star recruit Darius Bazley , who played in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night, says on social media that he's changed his mind about college and will head to the NBA's development league. But I believe now, there will be discussion about it. Ahrens also decommitted when Matta was sacked last summer, but then recommitted and signed with new OSU coach Chris Holtmann.

Sci-tech Bancroft to 'regret' ball-tampering scandal 'for the rest of my life'
Author: 0 Bancroft to 'regret' ball-tampering scandal 'for the rest of my life'

Warner has endured a hard week since he plotted and instructed Cameron Bancroft to tamper with the ball with sandpaper on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa . The trio will be allowed to compete in club cricket, but can not take part in state or global games for the duration of their bans . "I need to take a deep breath and spend time with family, friends and trusted advisers".

Sci-tech Bumble accuses Tinder owner Match of stealing trade secrets
Author: 0 Bumble accuses Tinder owner Match of stealing trade secrets

Female-friendly dating app Bumble is suing Tinder's parent company Match Group for $400 million, claiming that Match not only stole its trade secrets after courting it in merger talks, but also bad-mouthed Bumble in a nasty lawsuit after negotiations fizzled.

Sci-tech Google Maps Now Supports 39 New Languages
Author: 0 Google Maps Now Supports 39 New Languages

The new tool, called candidate discovery , lets recruiters sort through the applicant pool according to whether a candidate had been marked as a prospective, previously interviewed for a job, or received an offer from the company before.

Sci-tech Maserati Levante Trofeo revealedFerrari-powered SUV headed for showrooms
Author: 0 Maserati Levante Trofeo revealedFerrari-powered SUV headed for showrooms

The Trofeo is said to accelerate to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 187 miles per hour. The Maserati Levante Trofeo is powered by a 590hp ( 440kW ) twin-turbo V8 displacing 3.8 litres. The rear end also looks wider and more muscular with a sharper carbon fiber horizontal element and body-color lower extractor that embrace the oval quad exhaust tips.

Sci-tech Why Playboy Is Getting Off Facebook -- And Not in a Good Way
Author: 0 Why Playboy Is Getting Off Facebook -- And Not in a Good Way

Playboy magazine, the lifestyle and adult entertainment publishing company on Wednesday announced that are "stepping away" from the social-media giant, Facebook . "The recent news about Facebook's alleged mismanagement of users' data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time", Playboy Enterprises said in a statement .

Sci-tech Huawei P20 vs Apple iPhone 8: the weigh
Author: 0 Huawei P20 vs Apple iPhone 8: the weigh

Huawei unveiled the P20 and P20 Pro at an event in Paris on March 27, and the phones come with a focus on camera and AI-driven features. Huawei P20 is already available for sale in Europe with a starting price of Euro 649. Fuelling the device is a 3,400mAh battery and SuperCharge quick charging technology, the smartphone comes with a USB Type-C port for charging, data transfer and for audio.

Sci-tech This Galaxy Doesn't Have Dark Matter, and That's Weird
Author: 0 This Galaxy Doesn't Have Dark Matter, and That's Weird

Or so we thought until astronomers found a ghostly galaxy that doesn't appear to contain any dark matter. She explained that the larger gravitational field from adjacent galaxies could have pulled dark matter away from it, yanking the tablecloth out from under the stars while keeping place settings intact.

Sci-tech Apple Chief Tim Cook Blasts Facebook Over Data Privacy
Author: 0 Apple Chief Tim Cook Blasts Facebook Over Data Privacy

Cook was also asked what he would do if he were Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook pressed on whether European Union data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Zuckerberg must account for Facebook's moral failure The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE .

Sci-tech Xiaomi Debuts its First Ever Gaming-Centric Laptop Running Windows 10
Author: 0 Xiaomi Debuts its First Ever Gaming-Centric Laptop Running Windows 10

With the launch of the new Mi Mix , Xiaomi made it clear that it is no longer aiming to be just the best-priced smartphone but also the best smartphone. Xiaomi has launched the Mi Mix 2S in China today. The rear setup is backed by a dual-tone LED flash and is capable of 4K video recording. The Mi Mix 2S would be available in a white version with silver trim or a black model with golden trim.

Author: 0 Uber Won't Renew Autonomous-Vehicle License for California

The company voluntary suspended their tests in Arizona, California, Pittsburgh, and Toronto following the crash. One former Uber employee involved in testing both the Fusions and Volvo SUVs said that during a test run in late 2016, the Volvo failed to see a delivery truck's tailgate lift that extended into the street, and the vehicle almost hit it going 35 miles per hour.

Sci-tech LEGO The Incredibles Video Game Announced
Author: 0 LEGO The Incredibles Video Game Announced

Check out the announcement trailer below! LEGO: The Incredibles also promises to flesh out some of the superheroes that had a cameo in the original movie, meaning audiences might finally get a proper a look at deceased heroes like Gazerbeam, Blazerstone, and Vectress.

Sci-tech Wrong turn: Uber driver gets stuck on steps
Author: 0 Wrong turn: Uber driver gets stuck on steps

Tech company Aptiv says that the technology supplied to Volvo wasn't at fault during last week's incident , when an Uber-operated XC90 struck and killed 49-year old Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Unfortunately for the Uber driver, instead of going down another street, his auto went down a set of stairs. A tow truck tried to pull the vehicle off the staircase, but the cable broke causing the auto to slide down, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Sci-tech Israeli PM Netanyahu hospitalized with fever
Author: 0 Israeli PM Netanyahu hospitalized with fever

Israeli media said Netanyahu's wife and son would be questioned separately in the telecoms investigation over their relationship with Bezeq's owner and his spouse. In a tweet, Netanyahu said that he was released and would be taking some time to rest. In the two other cases police have already recommended that Netanyahu be charged with bribery.

Sci-tech PlayStation VR is getting a huge price drop this week
Author: 0 PlayStation VR is getting a huge price drop this week

Following a month of PlayStation VR promotions , Sony has now announced that it's cutting the price of the VR headset permanently starting March 29. As Sony gets ready to launch a ton of new content for PlayStation VR this year, the company is making the hardware more accessible to all PlayStation users.