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'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Passes 15 Million Downloads

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Passes 15 Million Downloads Data from SensorTower - a website that analyzes downloads and revenue estimates - suggests the worldwide game has already hit the milestone in its first six days of availability on Android and iOS . Then again, we can scrutinize these download numbers and wonder how many concurrent players each game has. However, at the time, it was only available in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, while... [Full Article...]

Origami-inspired artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers

Origami-inspired artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers They are also incredibly lightweight, a 2.6-gram muscle can lift a three-kilogramme object, which is the equivalent of a mallard duck lifting a vehicle. "The actuators, artificial are one of the greatest challenges of any engineering", explains Rob Wood. According to the researchers, these muscles are scalable, with sizes ranging from a few millimetres up to a metre, and can be made in under 10 ... [Full Article...]

Date of first launches of Angara from Vostochny Cosmodrome unveiled

Date of first launches of Angara from Vostochny Cosmodrome unveiled The Meteor-M satellite was carried on a Soyuz rocket. The Fregat upper stage separated from the third stage ten minutes after the launch and will continue putting the satellites to the designated orbits, TASS reported. First regular launches of Angara rocket from Vostochny Cosmodrome are planned in 2021 from remaining still under construction launch site. The hydrometeorological satellite Meteor... [Full Article...]

Vietnamese security firm cracks iPhone X FaceID, again

Vietnamese security firm cracks iPhone X FaceID, again In the video above you will see the mask is made up of stone powder with the 2D infrared images of the eyes taped to the mask which mimics a real face and is used to unlock the iPhone X . These materials and tools are casual for anyone. Bkav claims it's easier than many of think. Then, with the 3D object, we use a 3D printer, using stone powder as material, to print the twin mask of your face. [Full Article...]

Google Releases Second Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo

Google Releases Second Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo Here are all the devices compatible with the new update: Pixel 2 , Pixel 2 XL , Pixel , Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 6P , and Nexus 5X . Amongst other features, the new version enables the Pixel Visual Core coprocessor , which boosts the image signal processing on the smartphone. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: WW2 Leak Reveals Game Modes and Weapons

Call of Duty: WW2 Leak Reveals Game Modes and Weapons However, there is no detail on when and how these Call of Duty: WW2 games modes and weapons will be added. According to Eurogamer , a YouTube video showing off unannounced upcoming modes and weapons was posted and promptly taken down by user Mr JaRni. [Full Article...]

Great Barrier Reef undergoes 'IVF procedure'

Great Barrier Reef undergoes 'IVF procedure' A coral transplant might be a new way used to restore damaged local coral populations. Days later, photographs reveal coral polyps had survived, and were settling into their new home. "There is much more to be done, but this is definitely a great leap forward for the reef, and for the restoration and fix of reefs worldwide", she said. [Full Article...]

City of Chicago sues Uber over 2016 data breach

City of Chicago sues Uber over 2016 data breach Despite the efforts from the new Uber leadership to uncover the mistakes committed by the people in the organization before them, the company is still facing an investigation being conducted by the Federal Trade Commission and lawsuits from the consumers as well as the New York Attorney General's office for the massive data breach . [Full Article...]

Zack Snyder Directs Deathstroke In New Justice League Pic

Zack Snyder Directs Deathstroke In New Justice League Pic Truth is, we won't know for sure what exactly Warner Bros. has locked away in their vault until they're ready to make an announcement, but in the meantime, we're at least starting to get a better idea of which director (Snyder or Joss Whedon ) shot which scenes. [Full Article...]

Facebook reveals how it uses AI to help suicidal users

Facebook reveals how it uses AI to help suicidal users Among a community of roughly 2 billion members, AI can reduce the time it takes to help those in distress, according to Guy Rosen, VP of product management at Facebook. The system suggests resources to the user or to friends of the person such as a telephone help line. Facebook is rolling out the artificial intelligence tool outside the USA and planned to make it eventually available everywhere ... [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Free Trial Arrives Tomorrow on Consoles and PC

Destiny 2 Free Trial Arrives Tomorrow on Consoles and PC During this time, players will also be able to try out the clan functionality in Destiny 2 , with the ability to join clans and earn Clan XP while completing fireteam activities. We've seen community discussion around XP gain in Destiny . "After reviewing our data, we agree that the system is not performing the way we'd like it to". [Full Article...]

14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him

14-Year Old Video Game Cheater Sued, Mom Defends Him Rogers also states that her son Caleb, who was reportedly banned 14 times for various offences including the practice of stream sniping, should not have had his information released by Epic , due to laws related to publicly releasing information on minors. [Full Article...]

Flat-Earth Believer Postponed His Saturday Rocket Launch

Flat-Earth Believer Postponed His Saturday Rocket Launch The driver, however, says everything is up to speed and that the halt is temporary until they secure permissions to launch at another private location. The 61-year-old limousine driver had also tried to crowdfund his projects before but had not had as much success. Pete Svarrior, a member of The Flat Earth Society, told Jake Yapp: "The most important kind of core point is that the surface of t... [Full Article...]

Here's What Happens When Dark Souls Meets Cuphead

Here's What Happens When Dark Souls Meets Cuphead For one, there's no question that both games will frustrate you to no end at times. Titled "Cupsouls", this video renders the characters, environments, and bosses of Dark Souls with classic animations and an upbeat soundtrack. Now the animated parody channel 64 Bits has created a mash between the two games so we'll "finally" get to see how Miyazaki's superb action RPG would look like if had ... [Full Article...]

Honor V10 renders reveal "full-screen" handset with dual rear cameras

Honor V10 renders reveal According to the reports , Honor India is planning to bring their new smartphone model with thinnest display in India on January, next year. Honor V10 is powered by the Kirin 970 chipset - Honor's first System on Chip (SoC) with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that promises an affordable AI ecosystem. [Full Article...]

Sonic Forces Adds A Free "Sanic" Meme T-Shirt

Sonic Forces Adds A Free For anyone feeling a little lost, the " Sanic Hegehog" meme originated sometime in 2010 showing a distorted and crudely drawn version of Sonic in MS Paint. If the Sonic Twitter account 's self-aware nature is anything to go by, it might just well be. If you're unaware of the "Sanic the Hedgehog" meme, then I'm amazed you're able to receive internet at the rock you reside underneath. [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio triple cashback offer now valid until December 15

Reliance Jio triple cashback offer now valid until December 15 The Rs 199 plan comes with free local and STD calls with an FUP limit. With this all-new exciting offer customers may avail 0.15GB data per day. Initially, the offer was valid benefits were from 10th November - 25th November 2017.However, the company is offering same benefits. [Full Article...]

Samsung Graphene Smartphone Battery Could Charge In Just 12 Minutes

Samsung Graphene Smartphone Battery Could Charge In Just 12 Minutes The research division of Samsung Electronics has developed a " graphene ball" which it claims will enable lithium-ion batteries to charge faster and also last longer. Not wanting to trigger another reputation-tarnishing debacle, Samsung has been treading carefully when it comes to introducing new battery technology - so it's safe to say it will be a while before it leaves the company's research f... [Full Article...]

Farfetch'd lands in Pokémon Go

Farfetch'd lands in Pokémon Go Players from the region where Farfetch'd was available will be receiving Kanghaskhan for a limited time instead. Pokémon Go's Global Catch Challenge event to unlock the ultra-rare Japan-exclusive Farfetch'd has hit its enormous 3bn catch goal. [Full Article...]

Amazon Web Services launches platform to build AR, VR and 3D apps

Amazon Web Services launches platform to build AR, VR and 3D apps Available immediately, the service will initially be browser-based and will support WebGL or WebVR graphics rendering, such as Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile devices. The public cloud computing giant took the wraps off its new Amazon Sumerian service, which provides a platform for developers to create realistic virtual environments that can be populated with animated characters an... [Full Article...]


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