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Research Sea Of Thieves Says No To Loot Boxes, Yes To Microtransactions (Later)
Author: 0 Sea Of Thieves Says No To Loot Boxes, Yes To Microtransactions (Later)

Rare has previously said it was aiming to get its necessary specs as low as possible, while still offering an "ultra" experience for high-end PCs, and the range of the specs bears that out. In a visit to Rare last week, Daily Star Online had the opportunity to see Rare in action ahead of the launch of the game. Sea of Thieves isn't the most photorealistic game to be released this year (except for the gorgeous water effects), but playing the game in 4K at 60 FPS will require a high-end ...

Research NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth
Author: 0 NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth

The image, which to the naked eye just looks like an eery green glow in between some cloud looking things, is actually something much cooler. " New Horizons has always been a mission of firsts - first to explore Pluto , first to explore the Kuiper Belt , fastest spacecraft ever launched", said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Research HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8
Author: 0 HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8

Updating your device today will enable a host of new features. HMD Global is making sure its 2017 flagship Nokia 8 smartphone gets timely Android updates even in 2018. Coming to the specs of the Nokia 6 (2018), it features a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display and a more sophisticated design than its predecessor. The model essentially improves upon chipset, RAM, and storage.

Research The Redmi Note 5 Pro's dual-camera bump looks very familiar
Author: 0 The Redmi Note 5 Pro's dual-camera bump looks very familiar

Like the company was rumoured for a long time , Xiaomi today announced its new mid-range smartphones - Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 . On top of that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will also feature Face Unlock , which further explains the use of a high resolution lens on the front.

Research Elon Musk and SpaceX aren't done with Florida's Space Coast
Author: 0 Elon Musk and SpaceX aren't done with Florida's Space Coast

Of Course I Still Love You was scheduled to recover the third Falcon booster from last week's Falcon Heavy launch , but the booster missed its mark by about 300 feet crashing into the ocean at speeds exceeding 300 miles per hour. The huge Falcon Heavy rocket will play an integral role in seeing those dreams realized and last week's successful launch was years in the making. It will be the third of its kind and is expected to operate in tandem with the two other existing ones, the Of Course ...

Research Dozens gather in Vancouver to protest Colten Boushie verdict
Author: 0 Dozens gather in Vancouver to protest Colten Boushie verdict

Turtle Island is an Indigenous term for North America. The 22-year-old Boushie was shot in the head on August 9, 2016, after an altercation on Stanley's property. "This event for today is meant for us to send off to a reminder walk", said Niigaan Sinclair, one of the organizers of the Winnipeg event. For Yerxa, justice can only look like the end of justifying the deaths of Indigenous people.

Research Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear
Author: 0 Apple AirPod nearly blows up in man's ear

The truly wireless headphones from Apple have been a huge success. He left the AirPod on a piece of workout equipment to get help. He further stated that " I don't know what would've happened to my ear . "However, because our customers' safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7". So should you guys be anxious if you own Apple's AirPods? Henceforth, further reports on the issue will be detailed later on.

Research NASA just broke a photography record with photos taken in Kuiper Belt
Author: 0 NASA just broke a photography record with photos taken in Kuiper Belt

These pictures show two objects in the Kuiper Belt , the so-called twilight zone on the fringes of our solar system . New Horizons broke its own record by taking the image of the two KBOs shown above. New Horizons made history by clicking the images using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). Flight controllers at a Johns Hopkins University lab in Laurel, Maryland, will awaken the spacecraft in June and start getting it ready for the flyby.

Research LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature
Author: 0 LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature

The LG V30s will be introduced at MWC , says a report from ETNews . ( LG V30 + Alpha). The phone will include enhanced artificial intelligence features, similar to what other smartphone makers like Huawei are doing with their phones. LG's version is said to be able to identify products and offer online purchasing links or similar suggestions, perform bar and QR code scanning, and translate written text (similar to Google's Word Lens functionality ).

Research NVIDIA Corporation Profit Advances In Q4
Author: 0 NVIDIA Corporation Profit Advances In Q4

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. The company has market cap of $8.70 billion. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 556 holders increased their positions by a total of 18.48 million shares, 432 holders decreased the positions by a total of 31.93 million shares, and 101 holders held their positions.

Research Facebook is officially testing a dislike option called
Author: 0 Facebook is officially testing a dislike option called "downvote"

Facebook did clarify that this downvote feature is specifically for public comments made on Pages, for the time being. Without further ado, this is Facebook's statement: "We are not testing a dislike button ". A dislike button has always been the most requested Facebook feature, but Facebook has never given in. Facebook started testing a new feature that's " downvote " on comments of users, in order to make feedback easier.

Research Bought full-price iPhone batteries? Get a rebate
Author: 0 Bought full-price iPhone batteries? Get a rebate

After a U.S. senator asked Apple questions about its controversial decision to quietly slow the performance of older iPhones , the Cupertino-headquartered company replied that it may offer rebates to users who paid full price for a battery replacement.

Research Images from military parade show rare glimpse of North Korean nuclear arsenal
Author: 0 Images from military parade show rare glimpse of North Korean nuclear arsenal

In 2000, her father, Kim Jong Il, held a summit meeting in North Korea with Kim Dae-jung, then South Korea's president, but did not keep his promise to visit for a second meeting. Even as it held the parade, the North is on an Olympics-linked charm offensive - sending a troupe of performers, hundreds of female cheerleaders and Mr Kim Jong Un's sister to South Korea.

Research Samsung Galaxy S8, S8
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8, S8

It will be a matter of time now for Samsung to roll out the update in other regions too. The rollout appears to have begun in Germany, with Allaboutsamsung.de reporting that the final release update is heading to Beta testers now. If it has been rolled out to your device, you will see the prompt for a manual download. When it comes to the Galaxy S6, it is hard to say if this phone will ever receive Android 8.0 Oreo .

Research Cash in My Nintendo Loyalty Points for Switch Games
Author: 0 Cash in My Nintendo Loyalty Points for Switch Games

Under the upcoming system change for gold points, you'll earn gold points equal to 5% of the base purchase price of an eShop game for the Wii U, 3DS, or Switch, meaning you get the full amount of points even if the game is on sale. A single gold point will be worth one pence when translated to currency on the eShop, so you'll need a fair few to outright purchase something. Once earned , Gold Points remain valid until the last day of the month in the following calendar year.

Research DNA Research Reveals More About 10000-Year-Old Cheddar Man
Author: 0 DNA Research Reveals More About 10000-Year-Old Cheddar Man

DNA samples were taken from Cheddar Man's bones, from which it was possible to reconstruct his appearance. But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows the young man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair.

Research Alphabet's Nest is Being Folded Back into Google
Author: 0 Alphabet's Nest is Being Folded Back into Google

The move to combine the Google and Nest comes as competition heats up with Alphabet rival Amazon , which recently launched its own home security device, and whose Echo devices are the Amazon equivalent of the Google Home units. Google brings Nest into the game to better compete with Amazon and Apple . Nest has shipped more than 11 million products since first becoming available in 2011, Fawaz said.

Research PS4 System Update 5.50 Features Supersampling, Parental Controls, and More
Author: 0 PS4 System Update 5.50 Features Supersampling, Parental Controls, and More

Gamers who are registered for the beta program will receive an email that tells them how to download the new software and get started with the update . From the dashboard go to Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device. The new firmware will introduce several changes and conveniences in the user interface plus a supersampling mode for PlayStation 4 Pro that accommodates those who don't have a TV supporting 4K resolution.

Research The Huawei Mate 10 Pro Is Already Available for US Preorders
Author: 0 The Huawei Mate 10 Pro Is Already Available for US Preorders

Huawei Technologies, China's largest smartphone supplier, is now offering an unlocked version of its flagship Mate 10 Pro model for pre-orders with a steep discount and some incentives to USA consumers, following the company's failed bid to establish distribution through a major American mobile network operator.

Research Researchers Discover 100-Million-Year-Old Spider with Tail 'Frozen' in Amber
Author: 0 Researchers Discover 100-Million-Year-Old Spider with Tail 'Frozen' in Amber

There's that one feature you've probably noticed already that you might not expect to find at all in a spider: a long, segmented, whip-like tail that resembles the telson found in scorpions. Their body length is around 2.5 millimeters (0.1 inches) and their tail size is 3 millimeters (0.2 inches) which is longer than the body. Unlike its spider cousins alive today, this guy had a tail.

Research UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV
Author: 0 UP: Quack uses single syringe to treat everyone, 40 HIV

The lack of proper care has prompted many to seek out fake doctors for cheap treatment. The case has been reported from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao . ART consists of a combination of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to maximally suppress HIV and stop its progression.

Research 2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely
Author: 0 2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

After two cycles of sharing the modems job lots for Apple's iPhone, it is believed that Intel will displace Qualcomm as the sole provider for baseband chips for this year's models. Meanwhile, Qualcomm is already facing a fine of $773 million by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission for having engaged in antitrust and monopolistic practices.

Research Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launch on February 14, Know Features and Specifications
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launch on February 14, Know Features and Specifications

Xiaomi has launched a new variant of Xiaomi Redmi 5 smartphone in China. Now, the company has launched both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in Malaysia. If the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus do make its way to India, the first might cost something to the tune of Rs 8140 based on its CNY 799 price and the second around Rs 10180 going by its CNY 999 rate.

Research BC's pipeline move just obstructionist
Author: 0 BC's pipeline move just obstructionist

The new regulations have drawn the ire of Alberta premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatening B.C. with sanctions or pulling programs if the province continues to obstruct the pipeline. The federal government needs to have a serious discussion with B.C. officials, said Alberta Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive Ken Kobly.

Research International Olympic Committee chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

Bach, speaking on Sunday after an IOC Executive Board meeting ahead of this month's Winter Games, said discussions on the issue had been very emotional. The IOC's executive board also froze contacts with and financial payments to the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), whose interim president has been named as a leading criminal by the US Treasury Department.

Research Apple offers free iPhone 7 fix program but not for all
Author: 0 Apple offers free iPhone 7 fix program but not for all

Bernstein, which is Wall Street's premier sell-side research and brokerage firm, has also reduced its rating for Apple shares to market perform from outperform. The iPhone X is unlike any other iPhone in the decade-long history of Apple's best-selling product line. "The letter also said they were concerned about reports that an iPhone battery overheated and began to emit smoke in Switzerland".

Research Far Cry 5 DLC Revealed
Author: 0 Far Cry 5 DLC Revealed

Because Ubisoft has announced the three expansions coming in the Far Cry 5 season pass , and they certainly sound wild enough that some would describe it as such. To accompany this news Ubisoft have released two new trailers, watch them below... Dead Living Zombies . Face off against the undead hordes in Dead Living Zombies multiple B-movie scenarios.

Research Windows 10 now most popular Windows operating system
Author: 0 Windows 10 now most popular Windows operating system

Each LTSC release has five years of "mainstream support" followed by five years of "extended support", which Microsoft now calls its "Fixed Lifecycle Policy". Microsoft's built-in antivirus software for Windows 10, Windows Defender, is getting an important new feature next month. Support will be shorter than normal well, Instead of the normal 5 years standard support, and 5 year extended, they are shortening extended support to 2 years.

Research Counter-Strike Co-Creator Arrested For Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Author: 0 Counter-Strike Co-Creator Arrested For Sexual Exploitation of a Child

In a statement provided to Mashable, video game developer Valve said that Cliffe has been suspended until more details come out. The booking record states that Cliffe was initially denied bail. Valve has since suspended his employment pending the hearing of his case. His voice can be heard in Counter-Strike; phrases like "terrorists win" and "the bomb has been planted" are spoken by Cliffe.

Research NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Snapped an Awesome Selfie on Mars
Author: 0 NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Snapped an Awesome Selfie on Mars

Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada gives a descriptive tour of the Mars rover's view in Gale Crater. The photo itself is actually a mosaic of images taken on January 23, 2018 by Curiosity's Mars Hands Lens Imager (MAHLI), and Curiosity's arm or the MAHLI camera aren't in the shot.

Research Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
Author: 0 Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

While the eclipse was not visible in the United Kingdom and Ireland, for those in other parts of the world the view was spectacular. However, this lunar eclipse is unusual, because it happened on both a blue moon and a super moon, Greenhouse said.

Research Chinese Solar Giant Announces US Plant Week After Trump Tariffs
Author: 0 Chinese Solar Giant Announces US Plant Week After Trump Tariffs

Last week , President Trump imposed a tariff on foreign imported solar panels and washing machines. The tariffs will hurt many more companies and people, and that's before other countries retaliate. In contrast, the manufacturing sector of the solar industry has only seen an increase of 50% since 2010, far below the solar industry's overall employment growth of 175% in that time period.

Research Apple To Cut iPhone X Output Apple Slices Plans for iPhone X
Author: 0 Apple To Cut iPhone X Output Apple Slices Plans for iPhone X

Apple apologised for the slowdown in a December 28 statement, citing a lack of clarity on its part: "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down". As a result, if at the very beginning of sales of the iPhone X in November Apple suppliers hardly managed to fulfill orders for components, by now warehouses have accumulated large volumes of components.

Research Apple halves iPhone X production, won't launch revamped iPhone SE this year
Author: 0 Apple halves iPhone X production, won't launch revamped iPhone SE this year

It seems Apple got pretty overwhelmed with the launch of 3 new iPhone models in 2017. There have been plenty of rumours about the upcoming iPhone SE 2 but, they all might in vain. Compared to the 6 inch iPhones, that are slated to come out this year, the SE iPhone makes more sense. A recent rumor claims that Apple is not planning to release an iPhone SE2 in 2018 , reports MacRumors .