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Treyarch Still Undecided On Battle Royale Player Count

According to the description of Blackout , "In Blackout , Black Ops comes to life in one massive battle royale experience, combining Black Ops signature combat and the biggest map in Call of Duty history". This is meant to encourage more tactical play and it's likely that it'll change the pace of multiplayer gameplay. It wouldn't be a Call of Duty game if there weren't a Zombie Mode .

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Budget Surface Tablet To Counter $329 iPad

But the Surface tablets haven't seen a proper upgrade in several years. If not, we'll just keep laughing at Microsoft's Surface team who can't get any traction with their hardware against Apple's line-up no matter how excited Microsoft's Panos Panay gets or that he wears that Moses himself makes their tablets on Mount Sinai.

Two dead in parachute light aircraft crash

Councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick said: "His father was jumping out of the plane". He visited the scene of the crash while rescue efforts were underway. A Garda spokesman said 16 parachutists were on board the aircraft. "I would like to express my condolences to the family of the pilot and the little boy", he added. "However, they then saw the aircraft crash shortly afterwards".

SpaceX postpones next-gen rocket launch

ET, or 20:12 UTC, and closes at 6:22 p.m. ET, or 22:22 UTC. Bangabandhu Satellite-1 prepares for launch atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 . rocket at NASA at Cape Canaveral in Florida. With greater refurbishment, a Block 5 could be launched up to 100 times. SpaceX holds a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), and the company will do so using its Dragon capsule and the Block 5 Falcon 9.

This is why WhatsApp CEO may lose R12 billion

According to Zuckerberg, about 2 billion minutes spent by users on personal calls in WhatsApp messenger, therefore it was made a decision to introduce the feature of group video calling . Meanwhile, WhatsApp was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton in 2009 and rose to become one of the most used instant messaging and communication apps in the world.

Apple opens higher as upbeat earnings guidance quells iPhone X fears

Apple Inc . reported its second-quarter results for 2018 on Tuesday, and contrary to analyst expectations that the company's newest , and most expensive, flagship device didn't live up to the hype, the numbers indicate otherwise. But the key number everyone was looking to was the one that has the greatest impact on AAPL stock: iPhone sales . Overall, iPhone revenues rose 14%, to $38.03 billion.

Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

Early reports suggest the headset doesn't quite offer the same kind of horsepower you'd get out of an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift plugged into a powerful PC, but its low cost, comfortable fit, and truly un-tethered design make it something unique in the current VR landscape.

Snap rolls out revamped Spectacles. But will Snapchat users buy them?

The image transfer is now faster and it takes 3-4x less time to transfer files from the Spectacles to your phone over an ad hoc Wi-Fi connection. The new Spectacles are touted as "hands-free", but you must, of course, use your hand to begin recording; it's not voice-activated.

Xiaomi Mi 6X launched in China: Price, specifications and features

The Xiaomi Mi 6X is fueled by a 3010mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. A number of smart phone manufacturers will be adopting the advanced facial recognition features and as claimed by an analyst firm named Counterpoint the number of smart phones having facial recognition technology could well be over a billion in another two years time which will definitely make it a commonly used mechanism in smart phones as a security measure for locking and unlocking the device .

Will Amazon In-Car Delivery Open the Door to In-Home Drop-off?

Inc. has partnered with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to deliver packages to vehicle trunks in 37 USA cities , as the e-commerce giant seeks new delivery methods for customers who may be wary of leaving packages outside or allowing couriers into their homes .

Facebook Notifying Users Whose Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica

In one update last week, Facebook upped the estimate for the number of people whose data may have been accessed by Cambridge Analytica and revealed that "most people on Facebook " may have had their public profile information scraped by malicious actors.

Dr. Maya Angelou's 90th Birthday

Angelou was immortalised in a Google Doodle to celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday. She was sexually assaulted at the age of seven and did not speak for five years. Before she became the influential writer the world knows, Angelou was a singer and dancer. Maya moved to NY in 1959, to concentrate on her writing career, and joined the Harlem Writers Guild.

Apple X May Get a New Colour Option: Could be 'Blush Gold'

The stock of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Sidoti. Empirical Financial Services LLC now owns 21,558 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $3,105,000 after purchasing an additional 4,154 shares during the period.

Samsung now offerings in-person service for Galaxy phones in the US

Cracked your Galaxy S9 display, or broken the headphone jack on your Galaxy Note 8? Apparently, more than 300 uBreakiFix locations across the country will open their gates starting March 15 to all Samsung customers who own Galaxy devices .

Almost half of Canada's Paralympic team has ties to BC

The 10-strong Team of three Paralympians and seven support staff become the latest additions to an expected global contingent of 670 Para athletes from 45 countries, gathering to compete across six Para sports. Two competitors - both of them taking part in cross-country skiing - along with four observer athletes and 18 officials crossed the land border north of Seoul before heading for the venues .

Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements

Other notable Android P features/tools include: rich messaging notifications that highlight who is messaging, shows full conversations, and allows attachments of photos and stickers and even suggested smart replies; and the ability for developers to take advantage of indoor positioning in their apps so that they can track users indoors - with permissions - using a technology called Wi-Fi Round-Trip Time (RTT).

Apple Working on Largest iPhone Ever

Two new leaked images posted on the MacX forums purport to show the screen size for the larger " iPhone X Plus " rumored to be coming later this year. According to the report, the smartphones will also come with an upgraded version of the existing iPhone X but it would be less expensive. However, dual-SIM smartphones are certainly popular in Asia and also with road warriors who regularly flit between their home territory and different Asian countries.

Met Office issues yellow warning for snow in Lincolnshire

Overnight temperatures will drop significantly to -5C. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow for London and South East England next week. The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "There is a lot of uncertainty in the extent and timing of snow during Tuesday". Snow is also possible with the a risk of some wintry showers in some eastern and southern coastal counties and some may be of snow, but mainly dry elsewhere.

Google Pay for Android Goes Live Today

The Android Pay app on the Play Store is being changed to Google Pay , and while there's a new logo and tweaked UI, all of Android Pay's core functionality is still here. Rather than process payments, the Google Pay API will pass the credentials to a payments processor such as Braintree or Stripe. "We give developers a very simple API to implement Google Pay ", Bhat noted, "The API is simple because we are not processing that payment".

FBI Confirms Warning About School Shooting Threat From YouTube User

The FBI likely didn't follow up with YouTube a year ago to determine the identity and location of a person who posted that " I'm going to be a professional school shooter " under a vlogger's video. The comment was posted to a video uploaded by MS blogger Ben Bennight. Bennight said he received a voicemail from FBI Special Agent Ryan Furr at the Miami field office at around 4:30PM on Wednesday, half an hour after the shooting incident began.

WordPress plugin hacked to mine cryptocurrency: government, ICO, NHS sites hit

Over 4,200 websites are in the victims list [ link ], including The City University of NY, the USA court information portal (uscourts.gov), Lund University, the privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO ), and several other government, health and educational websites across the world.

Xiaomi's 4K Mi TV 4 arrives in India at just Rs 39999

The company is calling Redmi Note 5 Pro as "India's Camera beast". The handset tags a price starting at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM model and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB RAM version. The phone features 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Beautify 3.0.

Heads Up, Earthlings: Asteroid Close Encounter Ahead

It will pass by Earth within one-fifth of the distance between the Earth and the moon. The planet Earth is set to have a close encounter with a small asteroid today. An asteroid , estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) has said.

Upcoming PlayStation 4 update includes play time management

Family managers/guardians can apply playtime restrictions in two ways. If parents are feeling generous, they can extend play time from a smartphone or computer. With Background Music on PS Now , you'll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. When you're on the Media Player or the USB Music Player, "triangle" will work as the shortcut for play or pause, and the "square" button as the volume control.

Police warn against sharing explicit video

Federal authorities have been alerted to the video and are investigating its origin. "The sharing of child exploitative images - regardless of intention - is harmful and illegal", Facebook's media team said in a statement. She sharing the video only makes the issue worse. After the video began circulating Facebook, several law enforcement agencies throughout the country began investigating.

All-new Hyundai Santa Fe gets previewed in first official sketches

Several powertrain packages are likely, with an emphasis on a V-6 for the bigger model and an inline-four for the Santa Fe Sport. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the first official design sketches of the all-new Santa Fe SUV, which is scheduled to debut later this year - most likely at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Sen. Nelson says he's ready to fight for International Space Station funding

Sen. The United States has spent almost $100 billion on the orbiting laboratory and has continually looked for ways to keep it flying. Since 1993 the United States has spent over $87 billion to build and operate it, with ongoing costs until 2024 estimated at between $3 and $4 billion per year.

SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test

American Eastern Standard Time for about 10 seconds, spewing violent exhaust and steam, a video on SpaceX's official twitter showed. The company is scheduled January 30 to launch a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida, the report added.

Apple previews the upcoming iOS update, improvements to ARKit, battery, animojis

Apple devices have a reputation for being hard to hack, Slotkin said . Despite Apple's contrition, the company is still facing an investigation by French authorities, a series of questions from U.S. Third-party speaker manufacturers, including Sonos, have announced compatibility support for AirPlay 2 , though none have released products that support the standard.

NTSB Gathers Info on Tesla Autopilot Crash with Fireplace Engine

Of course, as Tesla quickly noted, Autopilot (despite the name) is a driver assistance system that is no substitute for an attentive, er, human pilot. Quite a few other drivers have lodged complaints regarding this model of auto undergoing an accident while on Autopilot Mode. Tesla's autopilot system, however, is still progressing and requires drivers to be prepared to grab the wheel and react to circumstances at all times.