IT&Software

Skype down: Connectivity borkage leaves users unable to access service

Skype down: Connectivity borkage leaves users unable to access service Skype has released a statement saying it's aware of the problem and it's trying to ascertain its cause. Issues sending/receiving messages and remaining connected to the Skype app first popped up late last night and while the support team initially thought that they had fixed the problem, a quick look at Down Detector shows that not being the case at all. [Full Article...]

Steam Summer Sale 2017 dates revealed

Steam Summer Sale 2017 dates revealed Which games are you hoping will be discounted in this year's Steam sale? PC gamers eagerly await one annual event perhaps more than others and its time is nearly upon us: the Steam Summer Sale is about to be unleashed. The sale officially begins 22 June, so steel your wallets because big discounts are coming. United Kingdom gamers who spend £20 or more in the Steam store during the sale ... [Full Article...]

Google Cloud Platform now available in Sydney, Australia

Google Cloud Platform now available in Sydney, Australia The local install is split into three zones and is mostly complete, though App Engine and Datastore are not yet available, but Google says they "will be available shortly". Google is using pricing as a unique selling point to woo customers, such as sustained use discounts, discounting users after the fact based on historic consumption. [Full Article...]

E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

There's no word from Microsoft when this new feature will go live but it will give Xbox users the chance to play their old classic titles. Microsoft has announced its newest gaming console, the Xbox One X, set to come out on November 7th for $499. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Extends Blackberry Service Date Again

WhatsApp Extends Blackberry Service Date Again At the second time, Facebook-owned company Whatsapp extended the end of life date for this year 2017. Previously, WhatsApp stated that it would end its services for the BlackBerry smartphone by December 31, 2016, but later extended the service to June 30. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 launches today: Everything you need to know

On the software side of things, the OnePlus 5 runs on Android 7.1 with OnePlus's OxygenOS on top of it. Oxygen is clean and lightweight, with only a few major differences from stock Android. A fingerprint sensor will be mounted on the front as well. A couple of photos that show an actual OnePlus 5 unit have also been discovered. We know that the phone will go on sale in India on Jun... [Full Article...]

Jaguar Teases Its Smallest SUV E-Pace

Jaguar Teases Its Smallest SUV E-Pace The F-Pace crossover, launched previous year, has been one of the hottest-selling vehicles in Jaguar's history. The upcoming Jaguar E-Pace is a smaller version of the existing F-Pace, and will be the second performance SUV to join Jaguar's "Pace" lineup. [Full Article...]

Royals stay hot, top Red Sox 4-2

The white-hot Cain went 2-for-4 and is 17-for-40 (.425) with 12 RBIs in his past 10 games. By that point, the Yankees had lost their seventh in a row, meaning the Red Sox now have a half-game advantage in the American League East. "To do it on the road, to continue to win, that's a sign this team is becoming special". X-rays were negative. Royals C Salvador Perez did not start because of dis... [Full Article...]

Longbow Research Upgrades Rating On United States Steel Corporation (X) To "Buy"

HMC's SI was 2.26 million shares in June as released by FINRA. About 552,541 shares traded. eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 44.45% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. Strategic Investment Management Llc decreased its stake in Ak Steel Holding Corp Com Stk (AKS) by 83.82% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. [Full Article...]

Nokia Completes Withings Transition, Focuses On Digital Health

Nokia Completes Withings Transition, Focuses On Digital Health A dedicated "health" section on Nokia's official global website includes everything from a Steel activity tracker to a Steel HR to Body, Body+ and Body Cardio Wi-Fi scales , all renamed and slapped with Nokia logos instead of original Withings insignia. [Full Article...]

Shah Rukh agreed for cameo before I could ask, says Salman

Shah Rukh agreed for cameo before I could ask, says Salman It was the adorable Matin Rey Tangu who stole the show with his entry! The little boy has already broken the internet with his innocent looks and his bond with Salman is making the wait for the film hard for the audiences. The journalist was corrected by another scribe sitting beside her, who told her that Matin is from Arunachal Pradesh and on realising her fault, the reporter changed her que... [Full Article...]

Hitman First Level "The Playground" Goes Free For PC And Consoles

Hitman First Level Last week, IO announced that the studio would retain the Hitman IP and release new games independently. If you've always looked longingly at Hitman , but didn't want to shell out the cash without trying it out first, you're in luck. It's also worth noting that most of the platforms have the game on sale at the moment. 17 trophies/achievementsThe Independence of IO Interactive " To maximise ... [Full Article...]

Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy Uber CEO Travis Kalanick recently began a leave of absence to grieve his recently-passed mother, though it's hard not to imagine that the mounting scandals played a role in that decision. Passengers will be charged if they cancel their ride after more than two minutes - down from five minutes. "Cuts to driver pay across the ride-hail industry have made tipping income more important than ever". [Full Article...]

Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Data Acquired by NTSB Is Now Public

Tesla remains in a heated race for advancing driver-less auto technology. Tesla has not yet returned SiliconBeat's request for comment about the NTSB report. He said in an email that the NTSB's findings should put to rest these false allegations. The crash, near Gainesville, Florida, in May 2016, drew attention because of the questions it raised about the safety of self-driving cars. [Full Article...]

Firefox's ad-blocking Focus browser heads to Android

Firefox's ad-blocking Focus browser heads to Android There is a new Firefox browser available in the Google Play mobile app store today, with Mozilla debuting Firefox Focus for Android. When it comes to privacy, there are quite a few browsers out there that are made exclusively for the goal of being privacy-oriented. [Full Article...]

Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

It is important for the Opposition at least to try and restore the post of President, and insist on a candidate who can help steer the country away from divisiveness and hate towards the pluralism and diversity that India rests on. Palaniswamy over NDA's presidential candidate pick. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said contests have happened in nearly all Presidential elections in th... [Full Article...]

Lucy Hale Called Herself 'Fat' on Instagram, and People Are Not Pleased

Lucy Hale Called Herself 'Fat' on Instagram, and People Are Not Pleased The Pretty Little Liars star shared a cute snap of herself with her father on Sunday (18Jun17) to coincide with the Father's Day holiday. "Think about THEM before you post". Others have supported Lucy's negative portrayal of being fat by commenting and saying she has always been handsome. "What looks normal for us, might look fat for her", one follower explained. [Full Article...]

Buy Pixel XL and get a Google Home speaker completely free

Buy Pixel XL and get a Google Home speaker completely free Thus when you add the 32 GB variant of the Pixel XL for $769 or the 128GB models, which costs $869, along with the smart speaker to your cart, the Google Home's price will get subtracted. That's not bad considering that the speaker if bought separately, will cost $129. Project Fi also offers a prepaid service. The Dash Wand is available in the United States for a dirt cheap price of $20, but o... [Full Article...]

Ford to build the Focus in China instead of Mexico

Ford to build the Focus in China instead of Mexico The current Focus will be phased out of production in Wayne, Michigan in mid-2018, according to Joe Hinrichs , president of global operations. Ford's president of global operations Joe Hinrichs says the move will save Ford US$1 billion, including $500 million from cancelling a new plant in Mexico that was meant to build the Focus. [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon Jae-in urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

Doctors said he suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs. "The terrible torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today". [Full Article...]


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