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Facebook and Instagram suffering widespread outage

Facebook and Instagram suffering widespread outage Facebook said it was aware of access issues and said Instagram , which it owns, was also having problems. WPIX-TV in NY is reporting that thousands of people have reported to downdetector .com they could not access Facebook . The outage was reported to be only impacting some accounts. Updated with comment from Facebook . At the peak, almost 12,000 people reported to downdetector.com t... [Full Article...]

Facebook-owned Oculus built another VR headset: the $199 wireless 'Oculus Go'

Facebook-owned Oculus built another VR headset: the $199 wireless 'Oculus Go' More details on the Oculus Go are expected in early 2018. The Oculus Go doesn't require cables, and is meant to be a higher quality version of the cheaper VR headsets that are powered by users' smartphones, like the Samsung Gear headset. Keep in mind that moments earlier, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said that he has a goal to get one billion people using VR, as he and the team at Oculus believe it's... [Full Article...]

Tamagotchi Virtual Pet Returns For 20th Anniversary

Tamagotchi Virtual Pet Returns For 20th Anniversary Check out the device below. Like the original Tamagotchi device, the mini Tamagotchi includes six different shell designs from the initial Japanese launch and each one includes six characters. We played with them so much that many of our primary schools confiscated them. just like they did our phones in secondary school. It's your full time jobs, and families and activities. [Full Article...]

Nissan creates the biggest remote controlled GT-R ever

Nissan creates the biggest remote controlled GT-R ever Mardenborough controlled the GT-R /C from the cockpit of a helicopter. All it takes is small movements of button and joystick to unleash its 404kW and send it howling around the circuit - with nobody at the wheel. On his fastest lap that lasted one minute 17.47 seconds, the vehicle reached 131 miles per hour and averaged 76 miles per hour. The British driver, who described the experience as "onc... [Full Article...]

Honor 7X announced with 18:9 display: Specs, price and more

Honor 7X announced with 18:9 display: Specs, price and more The successor to the last year's Honor 6X , the high-end Android smartphone features a large 18:9 display and comes in three variants. For selfies, it has a single 8MP front camera with a host of beautification features. With the in-house Histen sound algorithm, the device also offers 3D surround sound. The device also supports the company's SuperCharge fast charging technology with the help ... [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets special Halloween content on Xbox One

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets special Halloween content on Xbox One If so, then get ready for so much new content, it will make your spine tingle! Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was officially released on November 4, 2016, and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and Windows PC. The line-up will be refreshed with new bosses from each Zombie episode every week of the event. Every week you'll be able to collect a supply drop between those times (Pacific Da... [Full Article...]

Russian hackers were using Kaspersky tools for spying, Israeli forces claim

As The Wall Street Journal first reported , the Russian operation stole classified documents from a National Security Agency employee who had improperly stored them on his home computer, on which Kaspersky's antivirus software was installed. [Full Article...]

Facebook India MD steps down

Facebook India MD steps down Facebook has named Sandeep Bhushan - who now serves as Director - Consumer and Media (South Asia) as the interimmanaging director. He succeeded Kirthiga Reddy at Facebook, who returned to the USA to take on a new role at the company's headquarters at Menlo Park. [Full Article...]

Microsoft is now rolling out Cortana inside of Skype

Cortana will be available on both iOS and Android , but Microsoft says its assistant "will be gradually rolled out" starting in the USA, so you might not have access yet. It can also set up reminders and schedule events during conversations. When chatting one-on-one, Cortana can answer questions the same way she can elsewhere: Ask for things like directions or a weather forecast and Cortana wi... [Full Article...]

Facebook confirms Russian Federation ads on Instagram

Facebook confirms Russian Federation ads on Instagram Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp said it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms, after rival Google said it had discovered such ads on its products. [Full Article...]

This Is Either The Best Or Worst Thing In Shadow Of War

This Is Either The Best Or Worst Thing In Shadow Of War The PS4 version of the game takes less than 70 GB with the patch installed for it compared to the PC version. From a recap on the original story and the iconic characters, to the expansive open world and all of the new features, Bruz has it covered in the Middle-earth: Shadow of War 101 Trailer. [Full Article...]

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Starts Today, New Skins, Mode, and More

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Starts Today, New Skins, Mode, and More Some of these Overwatch skins popped up a bit early over the weekend. Endless Night is a derivative of Junkenstein's Revenge , and it is a simple co-op horde mode that pits players against endless waves of enemies in incremental difficulty until either the enemies reach the doors of Adlersbrunn or the players get wiped out. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before mass shooting

Las Vegas gunman shot security guard before mass shooting Investigators are still piecing together evidence left behind in the hotel room and probing Paddock's background to determine why the retired accountant committed the worst mass shooting in modern United States history. "What's really puzzling is that we've seen him with similar kinds of activity - booking rooms in other places - so you have to ask yourself the reason he picked Las Vegas and not... [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset - Oct. 10 2017

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset - Oct. 10 2017 To access Iron Banner you'll first need to have completed Destiny 2's solo campaign and able to visit the second social space. In addition to the new PvP mode, a new map, The Lost Shore will be available for all PvP modes once the update goes live. [Full Article...]

Older Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones Not Hobbled By iOS Updates

Older Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones Not Hobbled By iOS Updates Last week Apple hurriedly released iOS 11 .0.2 last week after being inundated with complaints from users that iOS 11 was playing havoc with their iPhone and iPads. MacOS, watchOS, and tvOS will also get the new emoji around the same time, Emojipedia reports. Apple has just recently replaced Bing with Google in iOS 11 in several places in the interface, so that more and more searc... [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Origins has undead mummy DLC

Assassin's Creed Origins has undead mummy DLC For better or worse, they appear to be a staple of games going forward, and while some games, like Overwatch , who is a big reason why Loot Boxes have taken off in 2017, keep the item drops to cosmetics, which by and large is fine for most. [Full Article...]

NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith blasts owners banning national anthem protest

NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith blasts owners banning national anthem protest However Trump stands accused of political grandstanding and wasteful spending of his own , after Vice President Mike Pence quickly left an Indiana Colts game after a few dozen players knelt during the Star Spangled Banner . The response from players, coaches and owners was swift as many protested in some format. The national anthem protest movement, launched by San Francisco 49ers quarterbac... [Full Article...]

Snapchat's new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery

According to a report in the Evening Standard , Snapchat users faced brief disruption in sending snaps, receiving notifications and logging into their account. This summer brought the Snap Map, a well-engineered time suck that lets you peer into the lives of other Snapchatters around the world . For launch, context cards will be available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand... [Full Article...]

Nifty, Sensex end higher; investors eye Sept-quarter results

The Sensex and Nifty opened the session on a positive note owing to firm Asian cues. The Sensex touched a high of 31,994.77 points and a low of 31,898.20 points in the trade so far. Sector-wise, the S&P BSE capital goods index edged up by 96.85 points, followed by banking index by 94.24 points and healthcare index by 75.38 points. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Mobile won't get new features or hardware: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore

Windows 10 Mobile won't get new features or hardware: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore While it is clear that Microsoft is no longer focusing on the platform, at least not for the near future, the company seems to be more focused on developing and improving applications for Android , macOS and iOS . It produced versions of its software for mobile devices for more than 20 years - starting with Windows CE for personal digital assistants in 1996, and later with Windows Mobile in 2,... [Full Article...]


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