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Did Disney push for EA's Battlefront microtransaction decision?

Did Disney push for EA's Battlefront microtransaction decision? Despite its inconvenience to the popular press narrative, if you like Star Wars and play video games at an average rate, you're far better off skipping the movie and playing the game to get the most bang for your buck. The first game was very successful but as compared to that Star Wars Battlefront 2 sales are 60% lower in the UK. 'That's why we support EA's decision to remove in-game payments... [Full Article...]

Tuition refunds offered to students as Ontario college strike ends

Tuition refunds offered to students as Ontario college strike ends About 12,000 college faculty are slated to report for work Monday with 500,000 students returning to their campuses starting Tuesday. "We will do everything possible to make sure students have the opportunity to be successful", she said. But the letter didn't include the details many students are seeking - including how their courses will be affected, given that there are only five weeks left be... [Full Article...]

Minecraft's Big Graphics Upgrade Will Be Delayed To 2018

Minecraft's Big Graphics Upgrade Will Be Delayed To 2018 Puffer fish, others species of fish, and underwater plants will all be present, but one of the most notable additions to the watery lineup are the dolphins that will assist you when it comes to collecting treasure from the ocean. Players will be able to explore shipwrecks and coral, as well as interacting with new types of fish. While the new underwater update is no doubt cause for celebration... [Full Article...]

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Content Roadmap Announced

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Content Roadmap Announced More reveals are bound to happen in the next few maps regarding what the new and reworked maps may look like, as well as what kind of operators we may be seeing in Season One and beyond. The full reveal of each operator and both maps will be happening at the Six Invitational 2018 in Montreal, which will be held from Feburary 13th to the 18th. [Full Article...]

Vivo V7 launched with 24Megapixel front facing camera; features, specifications, price

Vivo V7 launched with 24Megapixel front facing camera; features, specifications, price The e-marketplace Flipkart too has been teasing the smartphone since last few days, suggesting that the phone may be exclusive to the e-commerce major. The smartphone has a 5.7-inch HD fullView display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked up to 1.8GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 3 & 3T receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

OnePlus 3 & 3T receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update OnePlus has published a blog post confirming the roll-out of OxygenOS 5.0, which is the company's first official Android O update for the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3. OxygenOS 5.0 includes Oreo-specific changes like auto-fill, smart text selection, and picture-in-picture mode. However, in typical OnePlus fashion, you'll also find a variety of custom tweaks to elevate your Oreo experience even mo... [Full Article...]

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) Issues Q4 Earnings Guidance

Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) Issues Q4 Earnings Guidance The stock's average target of $202 is 26.36% above today's ($159.86) share price. It has underperformed by 35.26% the S&P500. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. [Full Article...]

Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned

Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Kirsten Gillibrand "was trying to say" when she suggested this week former President Bill Clinton should have stepped down over his affair with Monica Lewinsky that tarnished his presidency. The issue of sexual harassment and inappropriate relationships in the workplace has dominated the national discussion in wake of bombshell allegations in Hollywood and media circles. [Full Article...]

NPD: Nintendo Systems Again Top Hardware Sales For October

NPD: Nintendo Systems Again Top Hardware Sales For October And in both September and October, Nintendo's hardware performance (including the 3DS) accounted for two-thirds of all US gaming hardware sales, which surpassed 1 million units - the first time that has happened in October since 2011. As for the PlayStation 4, it still remains the best selling console in the USA, however, at the speed at which Nintendo Switch is selling, we wonder how much longer ... [Full Article...]

Instagram mobile website now allows users to create Stories

Instagram mobile website now allows users to create Stories Though many users in the US and Europe rely on the app , Instagram has been steadily increasing the functionality of its mobile site in recent months as it looks to grow its users in developing markets where the app may be too data or resource intensive for many users. [Full Article...]

Facebook Takes Another Step Against Fake News by Introducing the Trust Indicators

Facebook Takes Another Step Against Fake News by Introducing the Trust Indicators Facebook , Google , Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s Bing have all agreed to use the new trust indicator system on their platforms, but so far only Facebook appears to have actually implemented the system. "I want to be able to read a piece of news and know who's behind it, where the information comes from, and the reporting values of the news organization", said Craiglist founder Craig ... [Full Article...]

Fantastic Amazon Black Friday Deals You Won't Want To Miss Out On

Fantastic Amazon Black Friday Deals You Won't Want To Miss Out On And the ads included a few surprises, like one promotion at Best Buy: Purchase two or more Samsung appliances, spending over $2,500, and you'll get a free Samsung Powerbot. If you don't find what you're looking for on the Friday , there's a chance a great deal is yet to come. Don't hang about though, as the stock will be limited - if in doubt, it's always better to commit to a deal before... [Full Article...]

Sensex ends 236 points higher; Nifty settles at 10283

Sensex ends 236 points higher; Nifty settles at 10283 At 10.15 AM: Sensex jumped 341 points or 1.03% at 33,448.72 while the wider Nifty was up by over 108 points or 1.06% at 10,323.10. Moody's has revised the sovereign rating of India a notch above investment grade after a long gap of 14 years. [Full Article...]

Jammu And Kashmir Police Sub Inspector Killed By Terrorists

Jammu And Kashmir Police Sub Inspector Killed By Terrorists A policeman lost his life in a terrorist attack in Srinagar . Three militants travelling in a auto opened fire on a police team at the Zakura crossing on Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing sub-inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer (SPO), the official said. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod Delayed To 2018

Apple HomePod Delayed To 2018 HomePod will be available for $349 (US) in white and space gray somewhen in early 2018. Apple announced it's delaying the launch of its HomePod until "early 2018", CNBC reported Friday . With the price tag set at $349 per speaker, that would have been quite the holiday season windfall. Apple unveiled the HomePod at the WWDC 2017 in June. [Full Article...]

Kenyan police fire tear gas at opposition leader's auto

Kenyan police fire tear gas at opposition leader's auto However, the government through the Ministry of Interior spokesperson Mwenda Njoka has denied the claims. Four people, among them a police officer were rushed to hospital with injuries. The court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the rerun election. That was the situation for the better part of the day in Nairobi from the Jomo Kenyatta worldwide airport, through Mombasa road, J... [Full Article...]

Amid rumors of an Apple tie-up, Intel unveils powerful new mobile modems

Amid rumors of an Apple tie-up, Intel unveils powerful new mobile modems The company is planning early prototypes of a new modem chip that it announced during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Sandra Rivera, GM of Intel's Network Platforms Group, added: "Today's wireless networks are the equivalent of data driving down a single-lane highway; tomorrow's will need to serve as a multilane superhighway as data moves at warp speed with 5G networks". [Full Article...]

HTC unveils Hyper Blaster and other Vive Tracker accessories

HTC unveils Hyper Blaster and other Vive Tracker accessories For virtual reality (VR) users, a host of deals are being made available, including a set from HTC Vive . "The Hyper Blaster will be sold exclusively through Amazon and includes Duck Season as a pack-in title, and one Vive Tracker , all for $149.99", HTC says. [Full Article...]

Why SA lost rugby bid

Why SA lost rugby bid South Africa being pipped by France for the honours to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup came as a great shock. Sport24 contacted Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja , who lives in France, on Thursday and while there was no official confirmation as to where Rugby Africa placed their tick, Bougja did not paint a picture of a harmonious relationship between his organisation and SA Rugby. [Full Article...]

Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone 8 and iPhone X with iOS 11.2

Fast Wireless Charging on iPhone 8 and iPhone X with iOS 11.2 Wireless charging is nice if you don't want to plug your phone every time you want to charge it. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable 7.5W wireless charging support on the new iPhone models. [Full Article...]


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