• Some Pokemon GO Fest attendees filing a class-action lawsuit against Niantic
Some Pokemon GO Fest attendees filing a class-action lawsuit against Niantic

Hopefully, there will be no more sudden crashes after the update. Here are the full patch notes. Resolved a bug causing Pokémon GO to freeze after consuming potions too quickly. The lawsuit is mainly an effort to have their travel expenses recouped. "He paid to fly out [to Chicago] for the festival, and had to wait for several hours in line, ...

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  • SNES Classic Available for Pre-Order - We're Serious This Time
SNES Classic Available for Pre-Order - We're Serious This Time

Nintendo didn't offer pre-orders for its NES Classic in 2016, and that's not changing this year with the SNES Classic. However, it stands to reason that Wal-Mart is one of these retailers as it was forced to cancel all of its pre-orders for the hardware after a website error saw them go live prematurely.

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  • Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.10 Addresses Various Multiplayer Issues
Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.10 Addresses Various Multiplayer Issues

Now EA has officially confirmed that Bioware Montreal will merge, though the team will be staying close to home, merging with Jade Raymond's Star Wars studio, EA Motive. I was in that studio last month. The best hope for another game is that Casey Hudson, one of the series' original creators, has recently returned to BioWare and will be leadi...

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  • Stardew Valley multiplayer mode finally detailed - here's what to expect
Stardew Valley multiplayer mode finally detailed - here's what to expect

I'm here with an update for those of you who have been waiting so patiently for news on multiplayer! The primary player will still make the most important decisions, but teaming up with friends will make the valley life much more exciting.

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  • Microsoft gets serious about boosting Surface sales with new subscription program
Microsoft gets serious about boosting Surface sales with new subscription program

Microsoft and Apple. However, products like the Surface Book and especially the Surface Studio aren't exactly "affordable" machines by any stretch of the imagination. Subject to credit approval, regular consumers looking into Surface Plus will be able to purchase Surface hardware on a 24-month plan with 0 percent April.

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  • Chrome ad-blocker shows up in experimental Android browser
Chrome ad-blocker shows up in experimental Android browser

In short, native ad-blocking is one of the most sensible features Google will be adding to the Chrome browser. German-language site Caschys Blog was first to discover the ad blocker in Canary , which is used to test Chrome features before they arrive in the full version of the browser.

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  • Global warming to reach 'tipping point': scientists predict
Global warming to reach 'tipping point': scientists predict

Furore surrounding the American president's withdrawal from the agreement is not unwarranted, with the news that there's a 1% chance that its target - consigning global warming to under 1.5 degrees in the next century - being met. The world's population is expected to grow to about 11 billion people by 2100, but the research found that this will ...

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  • HP Tips VR Backpack for Business
HP Tips VR Backpack for Business

HP has launched a new virtual reality backpack aimed at professional applications. Weighting in at 4.65g (including backpack), what makes the HP Z VR Backpack unique is its docking functionality, so that developers transition back and forth between desktop PC for content design and wearable VR PC to validate creations.

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  • Facebook acquires Ozlo for Artificial Intelligence support on its messenger
Facebook acquires Ozlo for Artificial Intelligence support on its messenger

On Ozlo's website, the AI is capable of answering if a restaurant is "group friendly" or not, by reading and understanding multiple reviews. Facebook Messenger already has a virtual assistant in the form of M. The conversational tool was developed to get the bot to ask questions back in response to a user request. Facebook has now bought the ...

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  • Apple Invests $2.70 billion in LG To Build OLED Display For iPhones
Apple Invests $2.70 billion in LG To Build OLED Display For iPhones

Today, Samsung is the market leader when it comes to smartphone-sized OLED-based displays. Seemingly corroborating this report and offering some additional details about Apple's and LG's potential OLED display partnership is a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, by way of MacRumors .

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  • Ex-Google VP Says Android Cameras Are Years Behind Apple
Ex-Google VP Says Android Cameras Are Years Behind Apple

In a follow-up post an hour later (on 30 July), the former Google exec panned Android camera software and the fragmentation of the OS across phones from multiple manufacturers. No Android smartphone is (that far) behind, objectively speaking, no matter how much Gundotra might like the iPhone 7 Plus and Apple's approach to mobile photograp...

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  • Asteroid Flyby To Assist NASA Test Global Tracking Network
Asteroid Flyby To Assist NASA Test Global Tracking Network

An asteroid discovered in 2012 will pass close to, but safely by, Earth on October 12. As Reddy explains in the University's announcement , what's on the table is "an observational campaign to exercise the network and test how ready we are for a potential impact by a hazardous asteroid ".

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  • NEA Management Company LLC Acquires Shares of 813802 Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP)
NEA Management Company LLC Acquires Shares of 813802 Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP)

Snap has a one year low of $13.10 and a one year high of $29.44. The company has emerged as a favorite target for short sellers who don't view the company as worthy of the $20 billion valuation it initially received. Finally, Aegis reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Snap in a research report on Wednesday, July ...

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  • Google Play Services becomes the first app to cross five billion downloads
Google Play Services becomes the first app to cross five billion downloads

Just this week, Google has announced it is taking action against 20 Play Store apps that were found to contain malicious code - "Lipizzan" spyware - that allowed users to be spied on. The apps were found to be monitoring emails, texts, cameras, and voice calls of infected mobile devices. Google is continuously improving their apps to best fit in ...

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  • Tesla Model 3 boasts 500 km driving range (but not for $35000)
Tesla Model 3 boasts 500 km driving range (but not for $35000)

The Tesla name might conjure images of self-driving futuristic cars for a lot of fans. In 2006, Musk said Tesla would eventually build " affordably priced family cars" after establishing itself with high-end vehicles like the Model S , which starts at $69,500.

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  • Buemi disqualified from Montreal FE race for underweight auto
Buemi disqualified from Montreal FE race for underweight auto

The pair had engaged in a public war of words before the title decider, but Buemi was gracious in defeat and congratulated di Grassi publicly after the final round in the post-race media pen. He finished in 11th place during the second race in Montreal. "I never lost faith, the team never lost faith", said di Grassi . "Hopefully it's the first...

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  • Grid Operator Prepares for August Eclipse's Impact on Solar Power Generators
Grid Operator Prepares for August Eclipse's Impact on Solar Power Generators

I'm partial to this cool case from artist Selma Cardoso , which would still be cool long after the total solar eclipse is over. The next time a total eclipse will be seen in SC will be March 30 2052. The total solar eclipse will start sharp at 1:17 p.m. The information that was registered from the AIRS will be the main source for scientist...

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  • Samsung's Galaxy S9 will offer some seriously fast data speeds
Samsung's Galaxy S9 will offer some seriously fast data speeds

It is also in news that with this modem you will be able to download HD qualities movies in just 10 seconds. Samsung's existing flagship chipset, the Exynos 8895 , has an integrated Cat.16 LTE modem which has support for download speeds of up to 1Gbps.

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  • Microsoft discontinues 'Word Flow' keyboard app, recommends SwiftKey instead
Microsoft discontinues 'Word Flow' keyboard app, recommends SwiftKey instead

Microsoft has pulled the Word Flow keyboard , an app created to bring typing capabilities from the Windows Phone to iOS. Coming into March 2017, Microsoft decided that it would work more on SwiftKey , thus leading to the death of Word Flow.

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  • Facebook enables public sharing of video and photo in Stories
Facebook enables public sharing of video and photo in Stories

As for if or when Pages will be able to post Stories, Facebook tells me "For Pages - no specific timing to share there quite yet", a Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch . Facebook Stories can be shown in public by tapping the "more" button in the top right. This feature is of particular interest to internet celebrities as they now see Fa...

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