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Unsolicited bid: Broadcom eyes Qualcomm

Unsolicited bid: Broadcom eyes Qualcomm Broadcom's offer stands whether the pending NXP transaction is completed or not, the company said. "With greater scale and broader product diversification, the combined company will be positioned to deliver more advanced semiconductor solutions for our global customers and drive enhanced stockholder value". [Full Article...]

Watch Dogs is free on PC today

The first Watch Dogs is... well it's OK. The game itself is an open world action game, a typical affair for the sorts of major releases from a few years ago, with hacking as its main twist. To be clear, once you claim this game via uPlay it is yours to keep, this isn't a free period or a time limited demo, only the window of opportunity to claim it is limited. [Full Article...]

NASA is working with Uber on flying taxis

NASA is working with Uber on flying taxis Uber's head of product, Jeff Holden, just announced that LA would be joining Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai on the list of cities that will be testing the air taxis. With uberAir, there will be an "unprecedented" number of flying aircrafts in cities, he said, and NASA's expertise lies in unmanned aerial systems traffic management that can help come up with answers to controlling air traffic. [Full Article...]

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Both Surpass 20 Million Players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Both Surpass 20 Million Players Surprisingly, it was actually Fortnite that broke the 20 million barrier first, after only four months on the market. For those who may have been living in a cave for the past year, PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds is a large-scale multiplayer deathmatch inspired by movies like The Hunger Games and Battle Royale . [Full Article...]

Facebook is asking users to upload nudes to stop revenge porn online

Facebook is asking users to upload nudes to stop revenge porn online Users will need to first complete an online form on the eSafety website , then send the pictures they are anxious about to Facebook via Messenger while the government department notified the social network about the incoming submission. [Full Article...]

Sheep Trained To Identify Celebrity Faces Display Primate-Like Intelligence

Sheep Trained To Identify Celebrity Faces Display Primate-Like Intelligence According to the release, sheep now join the hall of fame of animal geniuses, including horses, dogs, rhesus macaques and mockingbirds, that are able to distinguish between individuals of other species and not just members of their pack or tribe. [Full Article...]

Queen urged to apologise if Paradise Papers tax allegations correct

Queen urged to apologise if Paradise Papers tax allegations correct The revelations about Mr Bronfman could spell trouble for Trudeau, who was elected two years ago riding on the coattails of promises to reduce economic inequality and tax avoidance. Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry conference in London , the Labour boss added: "We simply have to challenge the culture that there's something clever about avoiding taxation". [Full Article...]

Twitter launches 280 character limit globally

Twitter launches 280 character limit globally Ever since Jack Dorsey sent out his first tweet in March 2006, Twitter ( TWTR ) has been synonymous with a pithy 140-character limit. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean which can convey more information in a single character. [Full Article...]

Google To Show Wait Times At Local Restaurants

Average wait times for about 1 million restaurants are coming to search results on Tuesday. People can also check to see wait times for other days in the week. This anonymized data is taken from people who agree to be tracked via the Google Location History feature that the company uses to target people with better recommendations based on places they have visited. [Full Article...]

Marvel Comments On Brian Michael Bendis' Departure

Marvel Comments On Brian Michael Bendis' Departure The announcement was made by DC on Twitter , and states not only is Bendis heading for the hallowed Hall of Justice to hang with the likes of the Man of Steel and Dark Knight, but his contract with DC is exclusive, meaning his time at Marvel is coming to an end. [Full Article...]

Amazon reveals $50 Fire TV Basic Edition, shipping to 100 markets

The Basic Edition has a quad-core processor, 1 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This media streaming player will be available in over a 100 countries worldwide where Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video service a year ago. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Revealed - it's NOT a Hybrid Huracan

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio Concept Revealed - it's NOT a Hybrid Huracan The Terzo Millennio concept was drawn up to look into how technology will shape the auto of the distant future, with innovative concepts used to power and maintain the vehicle. The automaker's vision is one that moves away from conventional batteries, instead exploring the use of supercapacitors to equip the Terzo Millennio. [Full Article...]

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 getting the Japanese audio DLC for free at launch

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 getting the Japanese audio DLC for free at launch Abilities differ from Blade to Blade, so selecting different Blades adds to the strategy of battle. Nintendo explains: "To help familiarise fans with main character Rex before the game launches, a new Side Quest will be available via a free update in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , in which players will be able to obtain a Rex costume for Link". [Full Article...]

Skyrim PS VR Bundle Announced

Skyrim PS VR Bundle Announced Now that more lengthy titles such as Doom and Fallout are also coming to VR it's actually very possible we could see hardware improvements come at a faster pace. If it's something we can figure out as a possibility we'll let everybody know, but right now Skyrim VR is everything that's in the base game plus all the DLC content. [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner scheduled to report to prison in sexting case

Anthony Weiner scheduled to report to prison in sexting case Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , the surviving brother in the Boston bombing attack, was also originally held at FMC Devens. The facility is in Ayer, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston. The charges stem from communications that the former congressman had with a 15-year-old girl on social media sites between January and March 2016. My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wi... [Full Article...]

Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399

Huawei Mate 10 Lite comes to Germany for €399 The back of the devices feature a "reflective band" design to highlight the dual camera . The Huawei Mate 10 Lite is actually priced at €399 ($463) in Germany, and it comes with rather compelling specs, it might be a mid-range phone, but it's quite a powerful mid-ranger. [Full Article...]

Markets close flat; Sensex, Nifty's new intra-day highs

Markets close flat; Sensex, Nifty's new intra-day highs The Indian rupee opened marginally higher at 64.65 per dollar on Tuesday against previous close 64.68. "The market had hit fresh high in intraday trade riding on hopes that the government may announce measures to help traders and small businesses in the next GST council meeting that begins on Thursday", he added. [Full Article...]

Mobile payments arrive on Facebook Messenger in the UK

Mobile payments arrive on Facebook Messenger in the UK Facebook has revealed it is launching peer-to-peer (P2P) payments for Messenger in the United Kingdom - here's how to use the new feature. Facebook's artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant for Messenger, called M, will also suggest the option of transferring money if the subject is discussed between friends during conversations. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court refuses to hear Samsung appeal on Apple patent infringements

But while the sum is peanuts for Samsung, and only a fraction of what Apple wanted, the loss is nonetheless legal leverage Apple can exploit in the future. The company noted that one of Apple's patents at issue in this case has been invalidated by courts "and yet today's decision allows Apple to unjustly profit from this patent, stunts innovation and places competition in the courtroom rather than... [Full Article...]

Fake Whatsapp Was Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times From Google Play

Fake Whatsapp Was Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times From Google Play There has been a fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app that was updated on the Google play. In mid-October Symantec reported finding at least eight malware infested Android apps on Google Play that had been downloaded by as many as 2.6 million users worldwide. [Full Article...]


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