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Nintendo Switch Sales are Off to a Roaring Start

According to a report by the NPD Group , which tracks the sale of video games in the USA, the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in the month of March , making it one of the fastest-selling gaming systems of all times. [Full Article...]

After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations

After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations On Thursday, it said it had now also identified the bomber who blew himself up in the Tanta church. Pope Tawadros was in the church leading the Palm Sunday that moment. While it's not only the suicide bombings targeting Christians across the world. Sunday's bombings, claimed by ISIS, are the latest escalation by the extremist group - which recently vowed to step up its attacks against Egypt's... [Full Article...]

Apple receives permit to test autonomous cars in California

The permit, which was first spotted by Business Insider , adds Apple's name to a list of 30 other companies approved to test self-driving cars in California includingGoogle, Ford, and General Motors . Although iPhone's ongoing popularity has helped Apple remain the world's most valuable company, the company hasn't had a breakthrough product since the 2010 debut of the iPad, now in the thr... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Microsoft Edition is here, nothing extraordinary

The pre-orders of the newest flagship handsets from Samsung will start on May 9which indicates an earlier release date. Microsoft is not commenting on when or whether the company will expand availability of the Microsoft Edition Samsung phones beyond USA retail stores only, the spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Nintendo's first Switch sales numbers are out

Nintendo of America revealed March sales figures showing the Switch had become the fastest-selling console in the company's history. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, meanwhile, sold more than 925,000 copies on Switch and almost 460,000 copies on Wii U, putting combined totals well over 1.3 million. [Full Article...]

Nintendo will release a mini-size switch in 2019, Citigroup predicts

Nintendo will release a mini-size switch in 2019, Citigroup predicts Per SuperData's projections, Switch will shift over 7.2 million consoles in 2017, putting it over halfway toward the Wii U's total install base that took four-plus years to accumulate. A full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, will be provided on April 27, when Nintendo issues its fiscal-year earnings release. [Full Article...]

Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Apple a permit to test autonomous vehicles Friday, April 14, 2017, and disclosed that information on its website. While other companies working on self-driving technology have shared their plans, Apple has remained silent about its project for self-driving vehicles. [Full Article...]

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

The company received a permit from the state of California today (April 14) to test self-driving cars. Though Apple has yet to officially announce that they are working on self-driving cars, having them on the official list of companies confirms that they are, indeed, quietly working their way to the autonomous automobile industry. [Full Article...]

Princes William and Harry commemorate Vimy Ridge Battle centenary in France

Ladies and gentlemen, let us never forget. "I am pleased that my son The Prince of Wales, and my grandsons The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, are attending the commemorations today". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , left, and French President Francois Hollande shake hands following an official welcoming ceremony at city hall in Arras, France on Sunday, April 9, 2017. [Full Article...]

YouTube restricts partner ad program to users that reach 10000 lifetime views

YouTube restricts partner ad program to users that reach 10000 lifetime views While brands had called for greater control over the videos where their ads appeared, the step taken by YouTube this week was likely to be insignificant in allaying those concerns, according to analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research. YouTube thinks this threshold gives them the chance to learn about a channel to find out if it's legit. Announced by Ariel Bardin , a VP of product management a... [Full Article...]

Twitch Starts Selling Games

Twitch Starts Selling Games Twitch is now a place where you can both watch and buy games. Twitch's game-selling service is now limited to PC titles , and there are plenty of big triple-A games we'd like to see added to the list. However, some games will require third-party launchers like UPlay , Origin or Steam. As an incentive, buyers will get rewards such as free " Twitch Crates " and these will have randomized T... [Full Article...]

Nation celebrates Good Friday with religious fervour

Nation celebrates Good Friday with religious fervour He said before the joy of Easter celebrating Christ's resurrection, there was the suffering, brokenness and betrayal of Good Friday . The tradition was started there by Italian migrants in the 1980s. We believe in a personal God who created all things, making man and woman in his image. "May Jesus remember us when He comes into His kingdom", the Rev. [Full Article...]

Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action

Graham very hawkish on ISIS and Assad, more troops, more Trump action Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani said in a phone call that aggressive USA actions against Syria were not permissible and violated worldwide law, the Kremlin said. "But what we did not see is a coherent policy on how we're going to deal with the civil war and also deal with ISIS". If Mr Trump "needs to do more he will do more", she said, though she stressed that the prim... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Tests Steam-Style Refunds For Xbox One

Microsoft is planning to introduce self-service refunds for digital content that's been purchased through its Xbox Live and Windows 10 stores according to recent reports. The Microsoft self-service refund will function much the same as Steam. The general policy is very similar to Valve's approach on Steam. Available now on the Xbox Insider Program , the feature will now provide you complete... [Full Article...]

Samsung Delays English-Speaking Bixby Personal Assistant On Galaxy S8

Bixby is a major feature in the new Galaxy handsets that Samsung is betting on to gain consumer trust after the Note 7 debacle. At the S8 launch in March, Samsung execs said they envisioned Bixby as a conduit that will allow users to control their connected devices in the Samsung Connect app with their voice alone. [Full Article...]

Infosys appoints Ravi Venkatesan as co-chairman

Infosys appoints Ravi Venkatesan as co-chairman Venkatesan, an Independent Director, will now take over as the co-chairman owing to the decision taken by the Infosys board amidst an ongoing string of arguments between the founders and the management over issues such as salary hike and corporate governance standards among others. [Full Article...]

Boardroom Clashes in Snapdeal As SoftBank Pulls the Funding Plug

Boardroom Clashes in Snapdeal As SoftBank Pulls the Funding Plug A spokeswoman for SoftBank in India declined comment while other Snapdeal investors - Nexus Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital - did not respond to Reuters queries. SoftBank seems very eager to sell Snapdeal to Flipkart even in a cut-price all-stock deal and then invest more cash in the buyer, sources told Mint . [Full Article...]

6 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 tells us about audio and video

With the new Bixby AI, however, Samsung wishes to change the past. This is because Samsung had, for many years now, wanted to finally break free of the opinion that the market had about it: that it was second to Apples iPhones. Analysts say Samsung must prove it can avoid a repeat of the Note 7 crisis. Now some rumors are claiming that Samsung is planning to launch its smaller screen ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Pay Launched in India with UPI and Paytm Integration

Mastercard holders will get some exclusive benefits such as cashbacks and loyalty perks when making payments using Samsung Pay at Café Coffee Day, Barista and Pizza Hut. MST replicates a card swipe by wirelessly transmitting magnetic waves from the supported Samsung device to a standard card reader. It will also come with a nifty slide-in dock and a USB-C port for charging. [Full Article...]

Samsung to debut new smart voice assistant

However, the newest one to debut in the market later this month will be Samsung's, Bixby. Unlike other assistants which are functioning on data, the Samsung Bixby voice assistant is focusing more on apps and the things that the apps can do. [Full Article...]


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