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Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting

To name someone as a mass murderer based on that evidence would be irresponsible and risky. The far-right website Breitbart News retweeted individuals calling for gun control in the wake of the shooting, likely attempting to emphasize reports that the shooter may have used an already difficult-to-obtain automatic weapon, Authorities have not announced the type of weapons the shooter used. [Full Article...]

Stardew Valley Coming To Nintendo Switch On October 5, 2017

Stardew Valley Coming To Nintendo Switch On October 5, 2017 It'll set you back $17 AUD which seems fairly decent for the amount of hours you're likely to put into the game. The game will cost $14.99 on the Nintendo Switch and will be the first time that Stardew Valley has appeared on either a portable system or a Nintendo platform. [Full Article...]

Facebook Inc (FB) Testing Facial Recognition To Verify Accounts

Facebook Inc (FB) Testing Facial Recognition To Verify Accounts Now following the lead, Facebook is also working on one such feature to help users unlock accounts in special cases when they are locked out and two authentication is not working for them. The facial recognition feature works by scanning your face through your smartphone's camera, at which point Facebook will compare it against photos and videos you are tagged in. [Full Article...]

Code suggests that Google Assistant is coming to Chromebooks imminently

Code suggests that Google Assistant is coming to Chromebooks imminently There is even an icon which represents the Chromebook for those of you that are still septical about the feature coming to the device, which indicates that Google is keen on bringing the assistant to Chromebooks . If you were expecting a dual camera , you might be disappointed. In terms of cameras , it is safe to say that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2XL will come with fairly top-class shooter... [Full Article...]

Roku launches new Ultra 4K media player

Roku launches new Ultra 4K media player The Roku Streaming Stick+, as it's called, can also handle HDR and 60 FPS playback. For just $69, the Streaming Stick+ allows you to stream both 4K Ultra HD and HDR content - making it one of the cheapest streaming solutions for going beyond the 1080p threshold. [Full Article...]

Subscription and paywalled content

Subscription and paywalled content The search giant announced this Sunday that it will be relaxing rules around its " first click free " policy, meaning news organisations will no longer drop in search rankings for not offering free articles. Gingras said: "Try before you buy underlines what many publishers already know-they need to provide some form of free sampling to be successful on the internet". [Full Article...]

Pro choice abortion activists hold rally in Dublin's city centre

Pro choice abortion activists hold rally in Dublin's city centre In ireland, an amendment, introduced in 1983, up to equal the life of the mother and the fetus. Abortion is now illegal in the Republic of Ireland, except in cases where the mother's life is in danger. A pro-choice rally was also staged outside the Irish Embassy in London today, with campaigners highlighting the numbers of Irish women who have travelled to Britain for an abortion in the last thr... [Full Article...]

New PlayStation VR Headset Design Revealed

New PlayStation VR Headset Design Revealed Gran Turismo Sport and Skyrim VR are other experiences people can get involved in the near future. The headset itself will not display HDR, however, and so HDR is only passed through when the unit is in standby. This means that users will now be able to watch HDR-compatible content via their PS4 on TV without having to disconnect the external Processor Unit between the PS4 and TV. [Full Article...]

This could be our first look at the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

This could be our first look at the Huawei Mate 10 Pro Many believe the Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone the company was referring to at that time. The screen also sports the letters "AI", hinting that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will have AI smarts of some kind. Said wall is yet another shout-out to Huawei's significant strides in the development of artificial intelligence for mobile devices, and their plans to put them in their smartphone lineup. [Full Article...]

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico Sixteen helicopters from Fort Bliss, Texas, will deploy to Puerto Rico Oct 2-3 on a C-5 Galaxy aircraft strategic lift mission, the spokesman said. "What DoD is doing is helping us get the supplies there, but also helping us open the access roads", Duke said. [Full Article...]

'Star Wars Battlefront II' Scene Delivers the Final Commands of Emperor Palpatine

They are approached by a Messenger droid, an agent of the Contingency, which is the Emperor's sinister plan to be put into effect should he die. Outlined in Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Star Wars: Aftermath, the Contingency punishes Empire and Rebellion alike. [Full Article...]

'Assassin's Creed Origins' adds history lessons in early 2018

'Assassin's Creed Origins' adds history lessons in early 2018 Instead of focusing so much on the larger narrative, players will be able to explore Egypt like a living museum in a mode Ubisoft hopes to use for education. "It's a more educative mode, so it's clearly focused on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge". It's easy to see this as a slightly cynical ploy: it might get Assassin's Creed into school curriculums and ... [Full Article...]

Arsenal team: Arsene Wenger names strong side for Brighton clash

Arsenal team: Arsene Wenger names strong side for Brighton clash The Gunners head into the game looking to continue their recent good form and fresh from their 4-2 victory over BATE Borisov in the Europa League . It was a substantial fall from grace for a player once hailed as "the future of English football" by Barcelona legend Xavi after breaking into the Arsenal team as a teenager. [Full Article...]

Surprise! Former Uber CEO names two new board directors

Surprise! Former Uber CEO names two new board directors The appointments of Burns and Thain fill two board seats controlled by Kalanick, which have sat vacant until now. That could minimize some of the control Kalanick and Benchmark, as early investors, still hold over the company. Division among Uber investors exploded in public in August, when Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit to force Kalanick off the board and rescind his ability to fill two other ... [Full Article...]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Takes Nurburgring's SUV Lap Record

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Takes Nurburgring's SUV Lap Record Now, to emphasise just how able the Stelvio Quadrifoglio really is, Alfa has been out playing at the Nurburgring and has managed to break the track record for a production SUV. So yeah, he's a bit handy. And let's not forget the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 which produces 505 hp of power and 443 lb-ft of torque mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. [Full Article...]

China completely blocks WhatsApp over 'illegal information'

China completely blocks WhatsApp over 'illegal information' Chinese authorities seem to have heavily cracked down on the WhatsApp messaging app in a move to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. So, during this sensitive time leading up to the once-in-five-years Party Congress, those with responsibility for censoring social media are nervous. [Full Article...]

Next-gen Sony smartphones to feature modern design language

Next-gen Sony smartphones to feature modern design language Customers who are eager to grab this smaller sibling of the Xperia XZ1 now can pre-order and have it on October 4, 2017. The smartphone is being offered in Black , Blue , Silver , and Pink colours. The said handset supports all the GSM carriers in the U.S., like T-Mobile, AT & T, Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, and others. Dual rear camera is nearly a norm for a flagship smartphone. [Full Article...]

Taco Bell is getting a Forever 21 clothing line

Taco Bell is getting a Forever 21 clothing line Taco Bell and Forever 21 are making your wardrobe a bit spicier with a new clothing line. The collection will feature something for both men and woman. The photo or video content should define one's love of Forever 21 + Taco Bell together, and showcase individual style and love of one's favorite Taco Bell menu items. [Full Article...]

Commodore 64 Mini Is On The Way With 64 Games Included

Commodore 64 Mini Is On The Way With 64 Games Included While it's not made clear what software the C64 Mini uses to emulate the C64, that earlier Indiegogo campaign for The64 notes that (in that case, at least) Retro licensed the Commodore 64 BIOS, game ROMs, and more from a company called Cloanto . [Full Article...]

Rugby Controversy Puts Macklemore's 'Same Love' #1 On Charts

The surge in the song's popularity would suggest that even if politicians aren't thrilled about Same Love in Australia, the people are cool with it. The manufactured controversy has backfired, however - as Macklemore has now topped the charts in the country. But in an interview on The Project on Thursday night, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull laughed off concerns about Macklemore's performance... [Full Article...]


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