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IOS 11.4 Is Out: Here's All the New Features

AirPlay 2 controls are available across iOS within any app and in Control Center for quick access to what's playing in every room, on every speaker . This isn't a huge update in itself, but the inclusion of Messages on iCloud makes it a noteworthy update. Users can also now ask Siri to play music in any room or group of rooms using AirPlay 2 , and music can be streamed throughout the house without any need to manually group speakers.

Alert: Two New Pokemon Games Are Coming To The Switch This Year

As such, Pikachu or Eevee-depending on your version-stay by your side for the whole game, instead of hidden away in a Poke Ball to be brought out for battles. The gadget will initially be sold only in Japan. That's could be disappointing, given that Nintendo is planning to roll out its Switch online service in September.

STALKER 2 announced (again)

Four years later GSC was back, announcing a new RTS game called Cossacks 3 , and ever since the studio has been silent. The release of S. T. In case you do not know about the series, let us tell you that it is an FPS with elements of horror and survival, where the events take place in The Zone, inspired by the exclusion zone of Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster.

Nvidia Reveals Crypto Sales for First Time and Predicts Big Drop

Nvidia shares have gained 34.4 percent this year, propelling the stock to the top of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index. For fiscal 2019, it plans to return United States dollars 1.25 billion. There is still no word on when we may see a successor to Pascal in the gaming GPU market, but hopefully we'll get more news on that front in the coming months.

Arizona Teachers Say They'll Go Back To School If Budget Is Passed

Major Arizona school districts in metro Phoenix and Tucson were still closed for the day on Thursday following Gov. Ducey's signing of budget legislation providing more than $300 million in raises for numerous state's striking teachers.

Oreo for Honor 7X begins rolling out in US

One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Update . As first reported by SamMobile , Android Oreo is now starting its rollout to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in the United Kingdom.

'Metal Gear Solid' coming to Xbox Games With Gold

For the month of May, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games - two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 - as part of the Games with Gold program. For the latter half of May gamers are treated to Platinum games' fast paced third person shooter, Vanquish . Here's the list: As the list has gone live earlier than it should, you still have nine days left to download the games that are now available through the offer.

AT&T, Verizon Under Investigation Over Alleged eSIM Collusion

Officials requested in February that the three entities facing investigation turn over information related to purported efforts to undermine eSim, a technology that allows consumers to switch their phone numbers from one carrier to another easily.

5 tips for playing God of War

That's where this guide comes in - we've gathered all our tips and tricks, walkthroughs, and other guides here to ensure you have the knowledge to succeed. Just how well will God of War sell? After many years of game development, God of War game reboot for PlayStation 4 is finally released.

FAA orders inspections for Boeing 737 engines after Southwest death

Metal fatigue is a weakening of metal from repeated use and involves microscopic cracks. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a passenger dead.

Apple Orders a Straight-to-Series Adaptation of Asimov's Foundation

Goyer are adapting Isaac Asimov's seminal sci-fi novel trilogy Foundation . Friedman is now working on Avatar 2 , while Goyer has written numerous comic book adaptations including Blade, Ghost Rider , the Dark Knight trilogy, Zack Snyder's DC franchise, and the new Superman spinoff Krypton .

Solar energy, breaks ground on new Alabama site

Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Google data center in Bridgeport . Photo by Dave Flessner /Times Free Press. David Hughes, the Mayor of Bridgeport, told us it will help grow the city that has about $2,300 people.

Amazon adds music, podcasts and radio to Alexa Routines

The company introduced Alexa Announcements, a feature that effectively turns your Echo into an in-home intercom system if you have multiple speakers in your house. It's not just upgrades to its smart speaker line up being worked on at Amazon HQ - the retail powerhouse just released a reference guide that includes "smart" lamps.

PUBG Will Begin Testing A New Smaller 4×4 Map This Week

It is still not late, so everyone could grab a key , which can be activated through steam and will allow you to download a Closed Experimental Edition of PUBG , where players can experience the new map thoroughly. Ready for some more variety in your PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds games? Players interested in trying out Codename: Savage will simply have to link their Steam account, which should already include PUBG in its list of games.

Government of India denies permission for Google Street View

Google has explained the availability of 39 new languages with an update of this application on their official blog via a blog post . You can easily download all the data Facebook has on you and inspect it. Many users seem surprised that Facebook uploaded their contacts as well as call and text history from their phones. Second, Google now allows listeners to adjust the speed of the narration; you can set it to 3x speed to get through your book faster, or slow narration down to 0.5x.

President Trump Says He's Signed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

White House and Capitol Hill aides had been left scrambling earlier in the day after Trump criticized the six-month spending bill, despite prior assurances from the administration that he would sign it ahead of a looming midnight deadline. Rand Paul, R-Ky, joined Corker's call for Trump to veto the bill. "No one has read it. Congress is broken". Five times since the fiscal year began on October 1, Congress has been forced to pass stopgap funding legislation to keep the government open after ...

Apple's iPhone X2 Could Get a Price Cut

Due to this cost reduction Apple fans can definitely expect a price drop from the massive $999 of the iPhone X for the upcoming 5.8-inch iPhone model. He added that the MBOM of the iPhone X was more than US$400 in 2017", the research note mentioned. "However, the project was shut mid-February and maybe eventually terminated".

NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida Gun Control Law

The organization also said the bill works against the 14th amendment's equal protection clause by not allowing 18- to 21-year-olds who follow the laws to not buy a rifle. Scott has disagreed from the beginning on arming school staff and hinted that some of the funding for this could be rerouted to hire more school resource officers.

Valve will begin shipping games again, has been jealous of Nintendo

The news came directly from none other than the big head honcho himself Gabe Newell during a demo tour of Valve's new DOTA 2-themed digital card game , Artifact . It's nice that Valve will now be making more games , but it's hard to get too excited while there's still nothing to be seen. "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things".

Broadcom Is on Course to Win Majority of Qualcomm Board Seats

Shareholders at Qualcomm's annual meeting were to vote whether to replace six of the California company's 11 board members with candidates backed by Broadcom , essentially endorsing the merger deal. "This measure will afford CFIUS the ability to investigate fully Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm ". CFIUS is chaired by the U.S. Treasury Secretary and includes representatives for the U.S.

The Dropbox IPO is finally happening

Dropbox was most recently valued at $10 billion and is now seeking to raise $500 million. Dropbox has become one of the leaders in business storage along with Google , Microsoft and Box but faces mounting competition. Dropbox was once the quintessential cloud success story, a startup that built a massive user base and brand presence thanks to its use of Amazon Web Services.

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact surface ahead of MWC debut

We've been hearing rumors that Sony's next flagships would be a radical departure in terms of design, and now that has been confirmed with a new leak from VentureBeat . Both smartphones will feature Full HD (1920x1080) screen resolutions. At the back, you get the same single 19MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 4K HDR recording and super-slow motion capture as the Xperia XZ Premium , alongside a uniquely positioned fingerprint reader that will actually be functional in the U.S.

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.