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Mario Kart Arcade VR gameplay looks awesome


Mario Kart has featured in arcades in the past, but those were just mere regular arcades: not virtual reality arcades. As you zoom past competitors, or watch them zoom past you, you can lock eyes with them and watch their character's facial expression react to their new placing in the race. Read More »

Micro Focus plays down fears over HP deal


Canaccord Genuity's price target would indicate a potential upside of 31.03% from the stock's current price. This was shown in a research note on 12 July. The software company reported unaudited revenues of about $1.38bn for year ended 30 April 2017, up 10.9 per cent from about $1.25bn on year ended 30 April 2016. Read More »

New Audi A8 sedan makes world debut


The A8 also introduces the Audi AI remote parking pilot and garage pilot. In essence, users can activate the Audi pilot driving system by pushing a button placed in the central console, and the artificial intelligence system will take over the binnacle when the vehicle is moving up to the speeds of 60kmph on highways. Read More »

Apple launching in-store HomeKit experiences ahead of HomePod launch


You can check out the experience at the Union Square store in San Francisco, the World Trade Center and Williamsburg stores in NY and 28 other stores across the country. Check out a couple photos below. First announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2014, Apple HomeKit now supports over 100 devices with more being added monthly. Read More »

It's over: the Dodge Viper dies forever on August 31


Nearly two years ago FCA announced they would be discontinuing the Viper, which lead to speculation that the plant would close. As of right now, 87 employees are currently employed at the Conner Assembly Plant. The Viper has left an outsize imprint on the automotive industry for the past 25 years. It was in continuous operation except for in 2010 after the company halted production of Vipers temporarily. Read More »

Researchers use CRISPR to store a movie in living bacteria


To encode the GIF, researchers delivered the sequences frame-by-frame over time to the genome of living E.coli bacteria. The study demonstrated that one particular anti-CRISPR protein called AcrIIA4 reduced by four-fold the off-target effects of a CRISPR-Cas9 molecule that uses a guide RNA to find, snip and replace the mutated hemoglobin gene responsible for sickle cell disease . Read More »

Microsoft is shutting down its Surface Hub manufacturing plant in Oregon


The manufacturing site in Wilsonville, OR, about 30 minutes south of Portland, produced the enormous touchscreen computer that Microsoft introduced in early 2015 . Microsoft used PPI's technology as the foundation for its Surface Hub line of large touch-screen displays and conferencing systems. Microsoft has enjoyed success with other hardware products in the Surface family, but it's not at all clear how numerous giant computers the company has sold. Read More »

Microsoft sexes up Outlook conversations, search, and navigation on iOS and Android


Account switching is easier, replying to conversations is streamlined, and the revamped interface is clearer and more spacious. "Also announced were forthcoming redesigns to Outlook's search experience". Unfortunately, this intelligent search upgrade - while a part of the larger Outlook makeover - isn't immediately available. The new accounts and conversations features are rolling out to and Gmail accounts on Outlook for iOS today, with support for Office 365 in the coming days. Read More »

Facebook's Oculus cuts price of virtual reality set


Oculus is now countering the bad sales figures with a price drop. The reason for this is "the hardware is not holding up VR adoption". But unlike consoles, the Rift cannot be used by itself - it requires a powerful gaming computer, which could set consumers back more than [about $1,300 or £1,000]. Read More »

Cape Canaveral Company Unveils Ambitions Moon Missions


The company is one of five teams left in the Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) competition, which will award $20 million to the first privately funded group to soft-land a robot on the moon, move it at least 1,640 feet (500 meters) across the lunar surface and beam high-resolution imagery and video back to Earth. Read More »

Microsoft's Latest App Lets Blind People See the World with AI


Seeing AI can also describe a physical environment in detail, which could significantly improve mobility for users. The app works in a number of scenarios. Seeing AI is essentially a research project, so it also includes some other experimental features, including a Scene channel that describes photos you capture with your iPhone's camera. Read More »

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen New Gameplay Showcases a New Mission


This is the official description of the expansion: "The fight against ADVENT continues when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth". Unlike the previous DLCs for XCOM 2 that added bits and pieces to the game, War of the Chosen adds much beefier story and gameplay features that seem to expand the story as a whole. Read More »

Diageo plc (DGE) Rating Reiterated by Shore Capital

Therefore 0 are positive. Analysts await Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) to report earnings on August, 7. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Shares of Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO) have received a consensus rating of "Hold" from the thirteen brokerages that are now covering the firm, reports. Read More »

Canadian fisherman killed by whale he saved


North American right whales, which can weigh up to 79 tons, are considered an endangered species. North Atlantic right whales are already at risk, with a global population of just 525. "Taking part in whale rescue operations requires huge bravery and a passion for the welfare of marine mammals", Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement Tuesday as cited by The Guardian . Read More »

Honor 8 Pro to go on open sale starting July 13


The device is priced at Rs. 29,999 in India. The wait is over, the most affordable flagship phablet Honor 8 Pro is now officially available in Malaysia. For graphics, it comes with a Octa Core Mali G71 GPU. It features a 5.7-inch QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. For the camera, there's a 12MP dual-lens setup in the back with dual-LED true-tone flash, 4K video recording and a wide f/2.2 lens. Read More »

Apple starts accepting PayPal as payment method


PayPal support is initially rolling out in Canada and Mexico, with other countries - including the United States - promised "soon after". In order to do that, you'll have to head to your account settings in the App Store, Apple Music , iTunes ( iBooks ) directly from your iPhone , iPad , iPod touch and Mac, or on iTunes from your PC. Read More »

Researchers make realistic lip-sync Obama video


The researchers have shared an incredibly smooth video of former US President Barack Obama speaking during a weekly address but with audio from past interviews. " These type of results have never been shown before ", said Dr Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, an assistant professor at the UW's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Read More »

Volvo Trucks USA promotes new VNL with world record


A lucky 3-year-old "truck enthusiast" helped set a world record by unboxing a full-size heavy truck. "Setting a Guinness World Records title was truly remarkable, but what was most rewarding for me was seeing Joel become so excited seeing the new Volvo VNL 760 revealed when he opened the box", commented Magnus Koeck, vice president of marketing and brand management for Volvo Trucks North America. Read More »

Google Doodle Honors Iconic Designer Eiko Ishioka


Earning her an Oscar, a Grammy, and two Tony nominations, Eiko Ishioka's work had a way of taking center stage no matter the medium. Not all of Ishioka's creations earned such industry plaudits, but many of them were memorable nonetheless - including her direction of Bjork's 2001 music video "Cocoon", and her costume design for Cirque du Soleil, the 2006 filmThe Fall(which is the main focus of her Google Doodle ), and the 2010 Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Read More »

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) Raised to "Buy" at BidaskClub

BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Assured Guaranty by 2,281.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,617,965 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $468,254,000 after buying an additional 374,051 shares during the period. Read More »