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Samsung Unveils World's Largest-Capacity SSD That Comes With 30.72TB Capacity

Samsung's PM1643 SSD is the successor to 15.36TB series, introduced by the company in March 2016. To achieve such performance numbers, Samsung used Through Silicon Via tech – the drive includes 40GB of DRAM. The PM1643 also applies TSV technology to interconnect 8Gb DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages. This is the first time that an SSD has included a TSV-applied DRAM.

Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for easier transfer to PC

Relying on cloud storage is a roundabout solution that is beholden to the quality of your Internet connection. Download the Photos Companion app on your iOS device from App Store , or for your Android device via Google Play Store. Transferring the photos and videos should be pretty seamless, as long as you're on the same WiFI network and you scan the QR code that will be sent to connect your devices.

Game Changer! Snapchat Now Offering User Analytics

Before, when users would want to watch these " stories " they would have them all together on a content page, now "friends" are in one area and publishers/media in another, called 'Discover.' Other reorganization has also taken place, which many users have found confusing, hence the petition .

Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever

Progressive Web Apps (not to be confused with Android's native "Instant Apps") use relatively fresh new web technologies to make websites work better offline or with intermittent connections, and often mimic native features like push notifications.

Analyst Stock Ratings: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), Quotient Technology Inc. (QUOT)

About 114,968 shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has been given a consensus recommendation of "Buy" by the twenty-seven research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Gam Ag stated it has 0.42% in Activision Blizzard, Inc . It forecast adjusted revenue of $1.28 billion and profit of 31 cents per share for the first quarter, however, which was below analysts' average estimate of $1.43 billion and 43 cents.

Google brings back Nest into the fold, teams up with hardware team

He was also quoted in an interview with CNET where he said, "All of Google's investments in machine learning and AI, they can very clearly benefit Nest products". Apparently, the merger between Nest and Google's Hardware team has been in the works for a few months, giving credibility to the November Wall Street Journal article suggesting the move would soon take place.

Child Health Experts Urge Facebook to Scrap 'Messenger Kids' App

Facebook's also stressed it doesn't collect information from children or display adverts within the app. Senior lecturer at the Open University and child psychological development specialist, John Oates told TechCrunch that social media use in children is a challenging concept to unpick.

Leslie Jones Joins NBC's Olympics Coverage

In 2016, Jones' Twitter feed was the unofficial place to find information about and from the Games. The Saturday Night Live amusing lady's enthusiastic tweets while watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil first caught the attention of NBC execs, who hired her on the spot.

Samsung confirms making chips for mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrency

Samsung hasrevealed for the first time that it is specifically making chips to harvest crypto-currency coins. But Samsung shares have recovered about 3 percent over two weeks, helped partly by a rosy market outlook from SK Hynix, the world's No.2 memory chip maker.

Monster Hunter World Players To Receive Free Commemorative Gift

There is a lot to take in with this iteration but it is also arguably the most accessible of the series which should be a delight for many players. For the rest of the world , you'll have to settle for Monster Hunter: World . These are the 14 main categories for weapons that you can use in your quest to catch monsters. Specifically, Capcom noted that the Japan-exclusive online game Monster Hunter Frontier Z gave a "solid performance" following a major update on its 10th anniversary, ...

Toys R Us Announces Store Closings; Continues Restructure and Rebranding

In October, American Girl's parent company, Mattel, said half of its 22 percent drop in North American revenue was due to the Toys R Us bankruptcy. Toys "R" Us noted that it may be able to avoid some store closings if it can renegotiate better lease terms, but the majority of the locations are expected to shutter.

Latest version of iOS allows Siri to give you news briefings

The $349 speaker, a competitor to Google Inc.'s Home and Amazon .com Inc.'s Echo , was announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June with a promised delivery date of December. CNBC's announcement offers some early hope for Apple enthusiasts that the HomePod could quickly gain new apps now that the device is about to hit store shelves.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is great nostalgia shackled by repetitive battles

Her creation was supervised by the series' author, Akira Toriyama. We should note that the "change character" option listed above is different from the assist moves, and allows you to change the character you're now playing as, to one who's waiting on the sidelines.

Longtime holdout Toyota finally embraces CarPlay

Toyota is really doubling down on the large vehicle market even as the market continues to falter and many brands are looking to exit the market. A Toyota spokesman, commenting to MacRumors , noted that CarPlay will only be available via a wired connection, not wireless-a less-ideal implementation for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X owners who prefer wireless charging and wireless CarPlay.

Super Mario Odyssey Getting Balloon World Update

Once players have beaten Super Mario Odyssey and download the free update, the new Balloon based challenge will be available. In " Hide It ", you have 30 seconds from Luigi's spawned spot in each Kingdom to hide a balloon in the most hard spot you can think.

Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play

They are all driven by Intel Celeron processors. Acer says these new Chromebooks are ideal for everyday use with their super portable design and up to 10-hours of battery life . Once officially launched, the new Chromebook 11 will be hitting shelves in two different variants. Still, given most people look to Chrome OS for its balance of capabilities and affordability, we suspect more will pick the new Acer than cough up around four times the amount for the Pixelbook.

Wind chill advisory issued in Wisconsin

Make sure you wear and hat and gloves. Monday's high of minus-9 degrees was 27 degrees below the average top temp for the date. An upper disturbance brings a slight chance for snow Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon along with increased cloudiness.

Fingerprint Sensor Under The Display Technology Goes Into Mass Production

Vivo might not be a known name in Western countries but it has emerged as a top-notch brand with quality phones in Asia. This will allow manufacturers to maintain the design of their phones, while also keeping the fingerprint reader in a familiar area.

Google Shares "Year In Search 2017"

You don't have to search far for that: it is Bollywood and cricket, says Google's 2017 Year in Search report for India. The October shooting in Las Vegas that ended in 59 deaths was the No. Google is the world's largest search engine and one of the most iconic sites on the internet. And surprisingly, the making of slime was the most searched for How to.

PUBG Suffering from Performance Issues on Xbox One

Live servers on PC have yet to get the latter, so, in some cases, the Xbox One port is ahead of PC. Upon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' highly anticipated release into the Xbox Game Preview program today , players discovered that a feature usually a part of the program was oddly absent.

MediEvil Remaster Coming to PS4 with 4K Visuals

PlayStation Experience always has a T-shirt. The Last Guardian , meanwhile, will step into virtual reality through a free standalone experience that will be released on the PlayStation Store on December 12. Although he never actually explained what it was about or what you do in the game. Capcom has just launched the Monster Hunter: World beta for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

World War Z Video Game Adaptation Fights Off Zombies

The new map, along with the much needed addition of vaulting and some visual upgrades, will arrive when the game finally hits version 1.0 on December 20th. Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games announced that Accounting + will be released in 2019 for PS VR. Although a few seconds of some sort of device and the words "Shadows Die Twice" with their logo was enough to get the internet buzzing.

Bayonetta for Switch getting a very nice deluxe edition in Japan

And here's the Switch trailer for Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. Nintendo , in a surprise move, scooped up the series as a Wii U exclusive a few years later, taking publishing duties away from Sega and developing the sequel exclusively for its hardware.

Apple to Acquire Shazam

Apple is working on a deal to purchase the music identification app Shazam . The company also lost approximately $22 million the year before that. Shazam has been rumored to be an acquisition target this year as its losses declined.

Mega Man X Series Hitting Nintendo Switch in 2018

A "freshly redesigned" Mega Man will hoping to overcome Dr Wily's machines, defeat Robot Master bosses, and make use of their weapons. The most important part is that the gameplay is reminiscent of any Mega Man game, with him platforming, shooting, and earning special power-ups.

Amazon's Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

Now in preview, Sumerian allows creation of VR and AR scenes that target platforms like the HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , and Google Daydream, and it works with several other Amazon products. However, Unity Labs EVP Sylvio Drouin told Ars previous year that the Unity Labs team has focused heavily on making its own way for creatives to build VR worlds without advanced technical knowledge.

Google Pixel Battery Life Estimates Now More Accurate With Personalized Usage Modeling

A Google product manager said, "Previously, your phone would estimate your battery loss with simple assumptions". Google claims that it will assume you will continue to use 10 percent of battery per hour based on your previews hours usage. A tap on the battery icon will show you the results in a graphical manner. Other changes include the new app drawer which will now initiate search including your history apart from installed apps.

Walmart Black Friday 2017 Deals to Avoid

This year a huge number of deals are available online, marking a shift away from in-store Black Friday sales and the overcrowding that often resulted. Gayle Hunter of Luxelu, a brand that saw an uplift of 300 per cent on its standard sales last year said: "Black Friday has grown for us year on year, and it's helped us to grow our business by increasing sales and reaching new customers".

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280

San Francisco-based Twitter said the new system, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address "a major cause of frustration" for many users. Twitter says this often results in lots of time spent editing and, at times, abandoning tweets before sending. "For reference, in the timeline, Tweets with an image or poll usually take up more space than a 190 character Tweet", Rozen added.

Broadcom proposes $130 billion deal to buy Qualcomm

Following rumors over the weekend, chipmaker Broadcom has today confirmed it has approached wireless chipmaker Qualcomm with an acquisition offer that values the company at $130BN (including $25BN of net debt). Qualcomm is now trying to close its pending $38-billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors , a leading supplier of chips for vehicles that is also expanding into self-driving technology, and it is believed that Broadcom is open to acquiring NXP.

Sprint and T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

A united corporation would have had more than 130 million US subscribers, just behind Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N). A merged T-Mobile-Sprint would have been a major challenger to number two AT&T, and could have given Verizon a run for the top spot in a few years.

Softbank may finally call off T-Mobile, Sprint merger negotiations

Sprint and T-Mobile won't be merging after all. While the Japanese company reached a broad agreement with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom, they were unable to finalise the last details, the report said. The companies had been ironing out final terms of the merger in the hopes of announcing a deal in mid- to late November, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg earlier this month.

Free tacos after Astros' Cameron Maybin steals a base in World Series

Taco Bell is giving away FREE Doritos Locos Tacos on Wednesday, November 1 from 2 pm - 6 pm! Forget the record-setting eight homers - including five in extra innings - hit during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. This is the fifth time Taco Bell has run the promotion since 2007. Last year, the Golden State Warriors "stole" a road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and, also last year, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole second base in the ...

WhatsApp expected to introduce new group voice, video calling features

If we believe WaBetaInfo , than the next version of WhatsApp (V 2.17.70) will have WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature. This is a fast article to inform you about a new internal WhatsApp project to implement in the next updates.

Toronto stock market lower as Dow Jones cruises past 23000 record

All three hit record closing highs, adding to recent records. This means that instead of the index being driven primarily by the largest companies (those with the largest market capitalization) within the index, it is driven by the highest-priced stocks.

Password, you said? Wi-Fi is still unsafe

As Gizmodo wrote , hackers need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as you to exploit this WPA2 flaw. Android 6.0 and above, along with many Linux variants, use a newer version of the wpa_supplicant application that is the vector for this variation of the attack.

Google making video calling easier

Whether you are a Pixel owner or not, the Google Wallpapers app remains one of the best choices for wall art on Android and it's completely free, so do take a look at the link right below. We've installed it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 7.1 Nougat and the Google Pixel XL running Android 8.0 Oreo to confirm. As for supported devices, you and whoever you are video calling only have a handful to choose from.

Amazon Lets Teens Shop on Their Own

Through the Amazon App, teens can now shop or stream content while parents will have the right to approve all orders or preapprove spending limits for the child. The teen can also include a personalized note like, "this is the book I need for class". If you have a Prime membership , you can share those benefits with your teen at no additional cost, Amazon said.

BlackBerry Motion with Snapdragon 625, Water-Resistant Body Now Official

The BlackBerry KEYone has an excellent battery life with its frugal processor and a rather large 3,505mAh battery . There's also a Convenience Key that works more than a shortcut key because it allows users to actually customize four different profile pages for Home, Car, Office and User.

Google Assistant Now Offers Male Voice Option Too

Voice Match is rolling out to markets and will be made available from the box on the new Google Home devices . Other miscellaneous additions to Google Assistant include the music identification feature bundled in with the new Pixel phones, in addition to the ability of the Assistant to send directions straight to your phone when queried on any device supporting the Google Assistant.

Canada to Investigate Scope of Equifax Hack

Equifax (NYSE: EFX ) learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March, almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, Bloomberg reports . "Equifax's internal investigation of this incident is still ongoing and the company continues to work closely with the FBI in its investigation", the company stated.

New iOS 11 Leak Reveals Details About New iPhone Releases

These features include a new portrait lighting mode which supports "Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono and Studio Light". There's a new Portrait Lighting mode in the firmware. There even appears to be some more fun in iOS 11 that we haven't seen yet. The Animojis "will use facial tracking and your voice to create expressive animated messages".

Cabinet reshuffle underway? Uma Bharti, 3 others quit, more likely to go

After resigning from the post of Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that his resignation from the post was the party's decision and further refuted any strategy behind it. With the exit of Manohar Parrikar and M Venkaiah Naidu from the Government and the passing away of Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, the Council of Ministers is now being left with three vacant positions.

Instagram Hackers Seize Millions Of Customers' Phone Numbers And Email Addresses

For celebrities and other high-profile users, the hack could mean having to change a phone number, email address , or both. The hackers mainly targeted celebrities and verified users, including Selena Gomez , who's account was hacked two days ago.

Apple iPhone event still up in the air

Apple now has its iPhone Upgrade Program in the USA, which nets customers a new iPhone (complete with Applecare+) every year on whichever carrier they prefer, starting at $US32 ($41) per month. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has a new report on how exactly these changes could be implemented, with Gurman's sources suggesting that Apple is looking for ways to replace the functionality usually assigned to the home button.

Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature

Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is aimed to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses. However, it now appears that the app is collecting more just than feedback messages. According to Julian, the app, quietly harvests and uploads its user's phone contacts to the company's servers including all phone numbers and email addresses stored in one's device's address books.

Xiaomi Mi 5X expected to launch on September 5 in India

However, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is already unveiled in China with a price tag of RMB 1,499 (INR 14,200). This large and small sensor approach is the same as can be found on the Xiaomi Mi 5X and Mi 6's dual camera approach (which make use of one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens).

Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday

Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning. While some users couldn't upload pictures, like posts, or send messages, others said the website was working fine. The astonishing fact is the problem doesn't happen to all the users around the globe. On contacting, a Facebook spokesperson told that the issue happened due to a technical issue and they were restoring the service for everyone.

Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2017

More interestingly, for some, is Oxenfree , available to Games with Gold September 2017 subscribers from September 16 to October 15. Which of these titles are you the most excited about? Turn 10 Studios official website " Forza Motorsport 7 " series features a wet track.