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Volkswagen confirms Pikes Peak entry

Volkswagen confirms Pikes Peak entry Volkswagen is teasing a race vehicle that will likely be competing at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb . VW's EV racer is all-wheel drive and promises to be fitted with innovative battery and drive technology. VW failed a run up the Pikes Peak in 1987 with a twin-engined GTI - with the insane hatchback using separate powerplants for each axle in a bid to deliver the best possible AWD... [Full Article...]

Lyft Raises $1 Billion from Alphabet Investment Fund

Lyft Raises $1 Billion from Alphabet Investment Fund Lyft secured the latest funding round from Alphabet's private-equity arm, CapitalG, giving the company an $11 billion post-money valuation. "Earlier this month, we completed our 500 millionth ride and our service is now available to 95 percent of the U.S. [Full Article...]

'Overwatch' patch notes October 2017: Mercy's resurrect ability reduced a fewer times

You'd need to Resurrect , cast Valkyrie , and Resurrect again having enough time during the ultimate to maybe get off a third resurrection. A major change that replaced the character's ultimate ability and tweaked her basic abilities was perhaps a little too successful, and resulted in Mercy being basically an auto-pick in every match. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go's Halloween Event Officially Announced

Pokemon Go's Halloween Event Officially Announced Again, this isn't tp say Shiny Pokemon are coming too, it's just that Niantic always releases the Shiny variant of every Pokemon . Niantic hasn't yet announced when the Halloween event will launch, but we're guessing it'll be fairly soon. [Full Article...]

Microsoft gives a glimpse of future design changes for Windows

Microsoft gives a glimpse of future design changes for Windows Most users don't really trust these anti-cheating tools that Microsoft plans on rolling out since the expectation is that everything the company develops will eventually be cracked within hours or days of its release, seeing it as Microsoft refusing to learn that it can not beat hackers. [Full Article...]

Millions download botnet-building malware from Google Play

At the surface, those apps would provide an actual in-game use (the provided example, shown to the right, is an assassin character skin). The app connects to a command and control (C&C) server on port 9001 to receive commands. There is one developer which is associated with the apps involved. And once the malware was on a device, it used encryption to obscure its code and avoid basic-levels of d... [Full Article...]

Samsung's new VR camera is built for the pros

Samsung's new VR camera is built for the pros The new 360 Round Camera has 17 different lenses from which 16 lenses are placed around the edges of the camera. The camera from Samsung can stream and record high-quality 3D content for the VR ( Virtual Reality ) purposes. It takes pairs of cameras to create a 3D image with depth. Just to give you the right information about this camera , we have enlisted all the features of this camera... [Full Article...]

Samsung DeX finally works with Linux

Samsung DeX finally works with Linux Samsung hasn't offered any details about how the app works or what the install process is like. The idea of a high-end smartphone which can be docked to external devices to double as a fully-functional desktop computer is not new: Back in 2013, Canonical, the corporation behind Ubuntu Linux, announced the Ubuntu Edge , a top-end device running a version of its operating system capable of sw... [Full Article...]

Moto X4 Prime Exclusive will be available from Amazon today

It was promised that a non-Android One Moto X4 would still grace the US. One of the defining features of this smartphone is that it houses both Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa as voice-spaced virtual assistants in the device. That said, these are targeted ads, so you can be sure you're being tracked. The Prime Exclusive version of the Moto X4 is also fully compatible with all majo... [Full Article...]

Jaguars apologize to military for protest during anthem in London

Jaguars apologize to military for protest during anthem in London With all of the problems that need attention from the Oval Office - including, for starters, hurricane relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the deadly fires in California - why is Trump obsessively ranting about NFL players and the national anthem? The Jacksonville Jaguars have sent a letter to Bill Spann, director of Jacksonville's military affairs and veterans department... [Full Article...]

Facebook officially rolling out new 'Explore Feed' to all mobile & desktop users

The content won't do that much to help burst your carefully curated feed, as adding pages that won't interest users to Explore will mean they'll leave the app or webpage sooner. Facebook has been testing Explore Feed for some time now. Early this year, some users noticed a rocket ship icon on Facebook's interface. "We are beginning to roll out a complementary feed of popular articles, videos... [Full Article...]

HTC U11 Plus Expected To Be Announced On November 2

HTC U11 Plus Expected To Be Announced On November 2 With so many big hitters in the phone market including the new Galaxy Note 8 and upcoming iPhone X , can HTC compete with a new U11 Plus? In the renders, we can see that this HTC U11 Plus looks a lot like the HTC U11. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, there's a liquid glass backside, and there's a single rear camera . The HTC U11 Plus looks like it will switch the fingerprint scanner fr... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Adds A New Feature 'Live Location Sharing' To Track Friends…

But that could be a double-edged sword, as a simple request from your employer, partner, spouse or parents about where you are could lead to an awkward moment or two. This new feature is being rolled out to IOS and Android as we speak, so expect to see it appear on your mobile over the next few weeks. The popular messaging service already has an option to share your current location, which when ... [Full Article...]

Bixby 2.0 announced with third-party developer and smart device support

Bixby 2.0 announced with third-party developer and smart device support As for the improvements, Samsung says Bixby will be "more personal, with enhanced natural language capabilities for more natural commands and complex processing, so it can really get to know and understand not only who you are, but who members of your family are, and tailor its response and actions appropriately". [Full Article...]

United States crude oil production expected to increase into 2018, EIA report says

United States crude oil production expected to increase into 2018, EIA report says Housing starts has been expected to edge down by 0.5 percent. An industry report showed U.S. The drain on the surplus of the five-year average in global crude oil inventories is supported by a production ceiling steered by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. [Full Article...]

Magic Leap raise more money with recent $502m investment round

Magic Leap raise more money with recent $502m investment round Mixed reality start-up Magic Leap has raised $502m in a Series D round led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, giving it a post-money valuation of $5bn. Earlier there were reports that Temasek was considering an investment of US$500 million in Magic Leap. "We also greatly appreciate the strong support and partnership from our existing shareholders", said Magic Leap founder and CEO, Rony ... [Full Article...]

McLaren Is About to Introduce Its Wildest Road Car Ever

McLaren Is About to Introduce Its Wildest Road Car Ever Due to be publicly unveiled in the first quarter of 2018, the new model will slot into McLaren's Ultimate Series and can be seen as a successor to the iconic McLaren P1. Joining the new auto in the Ultimate Series at a later date will be a "hyper-GT" model, now codenamed BP23. They will join the P1 and P1 GTR in the manufacturer's "Ultimate Series" lineup - a title reserved for its wildest, fa... [Full Article...]

HP launches 'world's most powerful detachable PC' for creative professionals

HP launches 'world's most powerful detachable PC' for creative professionals Microsoft may have dazzled the masses yesterday with the announcement of the Surface Book 2 family (which is available in two screen sizes the time around), but Hewlett-Packard is aiming squarely at creative professionals with its new ZBook x2. [Full Article...]

Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women; here's how to get help

Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women; here's how to get help The Payson Police Department fields more than 100 domestic violence calls a month, with the number continuing to rise in the face of an overall drop in crime. "Help our community to break the cycle and say no more to domestic violence". We call it out tonight. The probe by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BiJ ) also cast doubt on the effectiveness of Ms May's £20m boost for tackling do... [Full Article...]

The Master Chief Collection Is Getting Xbox One X Upgrades

However, despite best efforts, Halo: The Master Chief Collection - while certainly improved over its launch state - remains a matchmaking mess in multiplayer. A release frame for the upcoming updates wasn't provided, but the Halo developer hopes to kick off a testing "flighting" program next spring. First, the Overtime Content release for Halo 5: Guardians brings back the Oddball game mode, ... [Full Article...]


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