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Industry Snap Hits New Lows As Instagram Touts Stories Popularity
Author: 0 Snap Hits New Lows As Instagram Touts Stories Popularity

In part, Instagram attributes Stories' strong showing to near constant updates and new tools. In its filing for an initial public offering, Snap said users younger than 25 spent more than 30 minutes a day in the Snapchat app, while older users averaged 20 minutes a day.

Industry Apple's iPad slump is over
Author: 0 Apple's iPad slump is over

The iPad product lines also showed unexpected strength, service revenue continues to grow at a healthy clip, and even the much-maligned Apple Watch showed a 50 per cent sales increase. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.4bn up seven per cent year on year, global sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter's revenue .

Industry Tim Cook Dodges Question On Trump's 'Big, Big, Big' Apple Factories
Author: 0 Tim Cook Dodges Question On Trump's 'Big, Big, Big' Apple Factories

Cook avoided questions that sought to get more information about the new iPhones (http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2017/08/01/apple-reports-earnings-ahead-of-expected-iphone-launch-live-blog/) and any potential manufacturing issues in Tuesday's conference call, but did allude to a launch event in the future.

Industry British American Tobacco investigated over bribery claims
Author: 0 British American Tobacco investigated over bribery claims

Using the following ratings scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell and 5.0 Strong Sell, analysts have an average recommendation of 1.00. The company now has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 5,627.06 ($74.23).

Industry PM Narendra Modi is unstoppable, says Nitish Kumar
Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi is unstoppable, says Nitish Kumar

Nitish , however, the very next day, formed an alliance with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and was sworn-in as the chief minister of the state - for the sixth time. The party will discuss the issue during the national executive meeting on August 19 in Patna , he added. Tejashwi also took a dig on Kumar's decision to join NDA, saying, "Nitish Kumar is a turncoat, he moved from "Hey Ram" to "Jai Shri Ram" in politics".

Industry Hob launches September 26
Author: 0 Hob launches September 26

It's been two years since the wordless adventure game was announced and we now know it will come out on 26th September on PlayStation 4 and PC. Runic Games has finally revealed the release date for the sci-fi puzzler along with new details about the game.

Industry Apple Jumps: Forecast Nixes Worst Fears of iPhone Delays
Author: 0 Apple Jumps: Forecast Nixes Worst Fears of iPhone Delays

In a long-awaited turnaround, Apple sold 11.4 million iPads in the quarter, a 15 percent increase from a year ago. It is worth noting that the firm has beaten estimates in seven of the last eight quarters for earnings per share (EPS), but only four of the past eight quarters on revenue.

Industry Peugeot maker PSA finalizes takeover of GM's Opel, Vauxhall
Author: 0 Peugeot maker PSA finalizes takeover of GM's Opel, Vauxhall

The largest US automaker has revamped its worldwide portfolio this year. PSA Group pledges to keep the national identity of the Opel and Vauxhall brands it formally has taken over from General Motors . PSA, which owns the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands, agreed in early March to pay some €1.3bn for Opel, a storied German firm owned by U.S. auto giant General Motors for decades, as well its British subsidiary Vauxhall.

Industry Sony Pictures TV Acquires Funimation
Author: 0 Sony Pictures TV Acquires Funimation

The company is poised to gain rights to Funimation's extensive library which includes Dragon Ball , One Piece , Attack on Titan , and more. It has the subscription-based FunimationNOW streaming service for some exclusive series. "We have IP across Funimation, Aniplex, Animax and the PlayStation platform, the challenge is to connect them all organically", said chief financial officer (CFO) Kenichiro Yoshida during Sony's earnings announcement at its Tokyo headquarters.

Industry Windows 10 To Open Up Further to Linux
Author: 0 Windows 10 To Open Up Further to Linux

The work is already apace. [N] ative integration in Windows 10 opens the door for faster and easier development of eye tracking applications and accessories. So why bother officially supporting a subsystem that runs a almost complete and seamless competing operating system on Windows? To tackle the issue and stay protected, you should consider upgrading updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Windows Security page and selecting Verify you're updated to ...

Industry Mass Effect Andromeda Development Studio Merging with Motive Studios
Author: 0 Mass Effect Andromeda Development Studio Merging with Motive Studios

Those studios are Motive Studios and Bioware Montreal. "And we brought our BioWare Montreal team into that same facility", Jorgensen said. Both studios are based in Montreal, and this is the official confirmation of the much rumoured diversification of the Andromeda team onto different projects.

Industry SNES Classic pre-orders go live later this month, says Nintendo
Author: 0 SNES Classic pre-orders go live later this month, says Nintendo

The SNES Classic Edition , in case you've been living in a cave for the past month or so, is a tiny version of the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with controllers that match the original. Those concerns were exacerbated when Walmart mistakenly opened-and later canceled-SNES Classic pre-orders in late July. Essentially, people in North America will be made available for early ordering later this month for a number of retailers.

Industry HP Tips VR Backpack for Business
Author: 0 HP Tips VR Backpack for Business

HP's effort features an Intel Core i7 processor with a maximum 32 GB DDR4 RAM capacity, and an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 with 16GB video memory. Being a VR focused computer, it will of course work with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive . For more information and full specifications jump over to the HP website via the link below. 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 ...

Industry BioWare Veteran Developer Corey Gaspur Passes Away
Author: 0 BioWare Veteran Developer Corey Gaspur Passes Away

A new IP for BioWare , the game is an online multiplayer sci-fi action game set for release towards the end of 2018. In honour of his contribution during his time at BioWare , his colleagues wrote, 'Corey was a talented designer and an even better person .

Industry Nokia 8 in Copper gold colour leaked in live images again
Author: 0 Nokia 8 in Copper gold colour leaked in live images again

However, other leaked renders of the Nokia 8 shows that this HMD Global's high-end phone will come with Carl Zeiss lens. The company is now working on their next two devices - the flagship Nokia 8 as well as the budget Nokia 2. Even before its launch in India, HMD Global had promised to release monthly security OS updates to all Android-powered Nokia smartphones as soon as they are available for a safer Android system, which the firm appears to fulfil well.

Industry Vic Gundotra Hates Android Phone Cameras
Author: 0 Vic Gundotra Hates Android Phone Cameras

The open-source nature of Google's system makes it hard to innovate both on a hardware and a software level simultaneously as Android being so in its nature has to be "open to all parties". It's certainly a surprising sentiment to hear from someone who used to be so high up at Google, though complaints of fragmentation and the like have long plagued Android.

Author: 0 Moto G5S & Moto G5S Plus Are Now Official, Offer Improved Cameras

The main appearance of the phone still looks very similar to the regular G5 Plus, but the S variant should feel considerably more sturdy in the hand. But, based on the European price tag that was revealed, we believe the Moto G5S Plus will cost around $350.

Industry Final Version of Ark: Survival Evolved Delayed
Author: 0 Final Version of Ark: Survival Evolved Delayed

In order to make up for this delay, Studio Wildcard claimed that this extended time will allow further development of its Ragnarok free DLC, meaning that players can expect a enormous update, even bigger than the team initially thought.

Author: 0 Google's Daydream is Now Available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

That's finally happened, although there's still only a small number of devices that support Daydream. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + already support Gear VR, which is powered by Facebook's Oculus. Google VR took to Twitter to make the announcement where it also posted a link to Google VR blog post. Systems like the Rift or HTC's Vive offer powerful and engaging ways to explore virtual worlds, but are largely hard for most people to get ahold of because of price.

Industry Sony reports highest first quarter profit
Author: 0 Sony reports highest first quarter profit

Tokyo-based Sony posted a quarterly net profit of 80.87 billion yen ($730 million), up from 21.17 billion yen earned in the same period previous year. On a constant currency basis, sales increased 14%. But this cycle is even more lucrative due to Sony's online gaming service PlayStation Network, which charges users subscription fees to play with others and lets them download games, generating higher margins than selling physical copies.

Industry Privacy group files complaint to stop Google's new consumer-tracking program
Author: 0 Privacy group files complaint to stop Google's new consumer-tracking program

But that's not enough, EPIC says , noting that "there does not appear to be a way to prevent Google from matching user data to credit card transaction data held by a third party". Google has claimed having access to 70 percent of USA customers credit or debit card records. The system matches transactions back to Google ads, which Google said was done in a "secure and privacy-safe way".

Industry Minecraft's Better Together beta test brings cross-platform unity and new features
Author: 0 Minecraft's Better Together beta test brings cross-platform unity and new features

For example, this will allow players playing on an Android phone to play with users on an Xbox One or even a PC. Minecraft's "Better Together Update" is rolling out now in beta, for players on Windows 10 PCs and Android devices. These include parrots, armour stands, and stained glass, as well as new loading screens, start options, and world conversion. To get in on the beta, players will need the Xbox Insider app for Windows 10 and Xbox One, and on Android they'll need to have Google ...

Industry Google updates Gboard for iOS with Maps, YouTube integration and more
Author: 0 Google updates Gboard for iOS with Maps, YouTube integration and more

It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard - GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing - plus Google Search built in. With the app, you can search straight from within the app just by using the standard Google search. Just tap on the emoji button followed by the pen icon and get to to work! To type, you can slide from key to key. By taping on the emoji handwriting button to draw an emoji right on your screen, Google will automatically recognize the drawing and provide results that ...

Industry PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now holds peak player record for any non-Valve game
Author: 0 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now holds peak player record for any non-Valve game

The game now has the highest peak player count of any non-valve game on Steam . PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds reached 481,291 concurrent players, just shy of 10,000 more than Fallout 4 . However, even though it's not the top spot, becoming the platform's most-played non-Valve game is usually news in and of itself. It's gotten to the point where stream sniping has become a hot topic amongst the game's community.

Industry Facebook Kills AI That Created Its Own Language
Author: 0 Facebook Kills AI That Created Its Own Language

Their conversation was recorded as follows- Bob: "I can i i everything else ". Sentences like " Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to " were unintelligible to him and his peers, but to the conversing AIs they were a shortcut to speedier understanding in the negotiation process.

Industry Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week
Author: 0 Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week

It's not the most welcoming franchise for newcomers, though, and that's why the new direction in Monster Hunter Stories is potentially so exciting. This time around, players will not find a cooperative action game, but rather a turn-based RPG. Monster Hunter Stories will be available on 3DS on September 8 and the demo will release on August 10.

Industry Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves?
Author: 0 Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves?

Based on the 2007 novel "Thirteen reasons why" by Jay Asher, the series revolve around the suicide of a teenage girl, Hannah Baker. In the last episode of the series, Hannah is seen committing suicide in a 3-minute long scene, which some critics have deemed too graphic.

Industry Terrorists loot bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag
Author: 0 Terrorists loot bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag

Forces have reached the spot and an operation has been started nab the looters. A bank in Kashmir's Anantnag district was robbed by at least three masked gunmen on Monday, police said. The spokesman said, In the initial investigation with the help of CCTV footage it was found that the terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen are involved in this crime.

Industry Latest games reveal drops 4K support as questions remain over Destiny 2
Author: 0 Latest games reveal drops 4K support as questions remain over Destiny 2

We don't have a specific frame rate target for XBox One X, although the game does run at higher frame rates than the base Xbox One , even at 1800p resolution. We will be using Ultra textures on Xbox One X. We are also increasing the resolution of our shadow maps and shadow draw distance. "As you can see in the D2 Beta, the PS4 Pro is already supporting dynamic 4K resolution", Noseworthy commented.

Industry Nokia 8 Pricing Details Emerge: 520 Euros
Author: 0 Nokia 8 Pricing Details Emerge: 520 Euros

And they are keeping their promise. During the Kenyan unveiling of the latest Nokia-branded devices, the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and the remake of the iconic 3310 last week, HMD Global executives were all over the place touting the device's leg up against the competition where it mattered the most, at least to some users like your truly: updates.

Industry Apple accidentally leaked iPhone 8 all-screen design and infrared 'Face ID'
Author: 0 Apple accidentally leaked iPhone 8 all-screen design and infrared 'Face ID'

Another developer, Guilherme Rambo, wrote on Twitter that he has also found the face unlock code , as well as something else interesting - an icon apparently depicting the front of the iPhone 8. The mentions of Face Detect, including plans for infrared capture, were found where Touch ID code is usually placed, suggesting Apple is either looking to replace fingerprint scanning security or supplement it with facial recognition.

Industry Yankees Get Veteran Pitcher Jaime Garcia From Twins
Author: 0 Yankees Get Veteran Pitcher Jaime Garcia From Twins

That led to the first two Oakland runs. He was a member of the 2011 world champion Cardinals, posting a 1.80 ERA in two World Series starts. "So we'll have to decide who we want to go with". Overall, just a bad day. Davis also brought home another run on a single to left in the fifth , but the early deficit was too much to overcome. Over nine Major League seasons with St.

Industry Apple removes all VPN apps from its China-based App Store
Author: 0 Apple removes all VPN apps from its China-based App Store

While personal VPN providers have been the subject of state-led attacks in the past, this marks the first time Apple has complied with requests to scrub overseas providers from its store, a move that VPN providers say is unnecessarily supportive of China's heightened censorship regime.

Industry LG V30 will go on sale on September 28
Author: 0 LG V30 will go on sale on September 28

The source has shared some internal documents which contain LG's plans for its new flagship. However, US consumers will have to wait for a while until the Korean tech giant begin pre-orders on their new phablet on September 17. For Samsung, this is the Note range, for Huawei, it's their Mate line, and for LG, it's becoming the V range. The Galaxy Note 7 from previous year met with an ill-fated death, but it was relaunched as Galaxy Note Fan Edition in South Korea in July which was met with ...

Industry Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela assembly vote
Author: 0 Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela assembly vote

Most of the dead have been protesters apparently shot by police and government-linked paramilitaries. Maduro has previously said that his plan for a national assembly would "modify" the "rotten National Assembly that's now there", and the elected constituents would represent all sectors of Venezuelan society.

Industry Samsung Galaxy S8 Active original image leaks
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 Active original image leaks

As noted by Android Headlines , a new model no. SM-N950U from Samsung Electronics has passed through the FCC. As previously reported, the Galaxy S8 Active shares most of its internals with the regular S8, but it's got a tougher, different-looking exterior.