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Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen to stay with Ferrari for another year

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Ferrari has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will remain part of its race line-up for the 2018 Formula 1 season , extending his second stint with the team into a fifth year. For Raikkonen , Tuesday's deal secures his fifth consecutive season with Ferrari after an initial spell at Maranello when he captured the world title in 2007. Read More »

Why I Hope iPhone 8 Includes Facial Recognition

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For instance, there have been reports saying the iPhone 7 successor will have an advanced facial recognition sensor and 3D sensors that will help the device perform augmented reality functions. Why? Now a group of former Nokia executives, backed by private equity, have formed a new company called HMD Global and bought back their former employer's feature phone business from Microsoft , aiming to bring the Nokia handset brand back to its former glory with a range of new smartphones. Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport VR Trailer

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It's been almost four years since the last Gran Turismo game , so October's release of Gran Turismo Sport is going to be a big event. A specially designed PlayStation 4 bundled with the PS4 title Gran Turismo Sport will be released in October in the Philippines as the limited edition "PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Sport Special Edition", Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore branch (SIES) revealed in a press statement. Read More »

Hyundai Verna: All-new sedan launched in India at Rs 7.99 lakh

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The new Verna is underpinned by the Korean manufacturer's K2 platform that is more rigid than the previous-gen model's platform and also spawns the bigger Elantra sibling. The wheel support of 16-inch and the top-spec trim also signatures the ultimate diamond cut alloy. The new-generation Hyundai Verna comes with creature comforts like rear AC vents, cruise control, a sun-roof and segment first cooled seats as well. Read More »

Monster Of The Deep: Final Fantasy XV Delayed To November

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Recently announced by publisher #Square Enix , the PC version of the open-world role-playing game will include all the content available in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles' season pass, as well as additional single-player campaigns featuring the cast's supporting characters. Read More »

Verizon to start throttling video streaming to as low as 480p tomorrow

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This limit will affect mobile hotspot usage as well. Verizon actually divided its unlimited plan into two new options for consumers. "We deliver whatever the content provider gives us". The largest USA carrier is trying to justify this by saying that more than 96 percent of its users have never watched a 4K video. T-Mobile is still the top-ranked stock in the Telecom-Services Wireless group amid speculation it could try to merge with Sprint . Read More »

Google's 'Bisto' headphones might come with Assistant

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Google seems to be working on a pair of smart headphones that will come with built-in support for Google Assistant . The teardown of the Google app build 7.9 also revealed the existence of a Quick Search Bar feature which the Mountain View, California-based company is developing for the system Notification Panel. Read More »

Super Nintendo Classic Mini has a great rewind feature

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It's not a bad offer, honestly. Just a few hours ago Nintendo of Japan showcased the Super Famicom Classic Edition's feature set and game selection in a new video . Yes, perhaps that's not the most important factor regarding the new mini-console, but for collectors, this will look dashing on the shelf next to an NES Mini Classic . Read More »

Micromax Canvas Infinity with 18:9 aspect ratio launched at Rs 9999

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If the Micromax HS2 is indeed the Micromax Canvas Infinity which it most likely is, stay tuned as the smartphone is expected to be launched tomorrow. Overall, Micromax is relying heavily on the design and camera aspects of the Canvas Infinity, which is a sound plan as it hits the basic requirements of average consumers. Read More »

Apple just shared iOS 11 beta 7 to developers

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Apple generally releases new iOS betas on a two-week cycle, so an update after just a week normally means minor bux fixes, rather than major new features. The latest iPad Pro versions received some hardware updates like more powerful processors and bigger screens; but software features like the desktop-style dock, multitasking and drag and drop did not appear on those iPads. Read More »

Google Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything you need to know

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Nougat brought multi-window multitasking to Android, and with Oreo, Google is building in support for a picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. Keeping up its tradition of naming its Android upgrades with delectable desserts, Google on Monday launched its version 8.0 of operating system as Android Oreo . Read More »

Signs of eye damage from staring at solar eclipse

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While anyone who is concerned may want to visit an eye doctor for an official diagnosis, the short answer is that it's likely too soon after the eclipse to observe any damage to your eyes. Sunglasses, smoked glass, unfiltered telescopes or magnifiers, and polarizing filters are unsafe. "I've seen a couple of patients over the years where, you know, you've got very distinct crescent-shaped scars from looking at a solar eclipse", Ralph Chou, an optometrist and vision scientist at the University ... Read More »

Thousands in United States witness total solar eclipse

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In 1979, a solar eclipse covered the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada. "I thought the sun would look bigger", said Christopher Putlock, a sophomore at the school. The eclipse began at 11:46 a.m. and peak at 1:16 p.m. before it ending at 2:45 p.m. In fact, the US mainland hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979 - and even then, only five states in the Northwest experienced total darkness. Read More »

Eclipse baby shares her name with solar event

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Paul and Freedom initially chose the name Violet for her, according to WSOC. Baby Michael was born at Baptist Easley Hospital at 8:48 a.m.at 8 pounds and 2 ounces. "We're probably going to call her Clipsey". On the day everyone across the country was transfixed by the celestial marvel that was the solar eclipse, a baby was born. Read More »

Pack an umbrella, it's probably raining diamonds on Uranus

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In the experiment, plastic was used to simulate compounds formed from methane - the molecule that creates Neptune's distinctive blue colour. Earlier experiments that attempted to recreate diamond rain in similar conditions were not able to capture measurements in real time, because we now can create these extreme conditions under which tiny diamonds form only for very brief time in the laboratory. Read More »

THQ Nordic Announces New IP Called 'BioMutant'

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The new game titled BioMutant is said to sport real-time combat that mixes melee, guns and special abilities. Vehicles will be present as well, such as mech, jet-ski and UFO-like things; they will also be open for customization, too. Then yesterday, one of those games - the new IP - seemingly leaked. BioMutant is being developed by THQ Nordic and is expected to release sometime in 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . Read More »

South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensions

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The joint U.S. -South Korean drills will continue to August 31 and involve computer simulations created to prepare for war with a nuclear-capable North Korea. The United States had been conducting regular "command and control" drills in the years following the 1950-53 Korean War, but combined exercises with the South Korean military following the failed raid, in which all but two of the North Korean commandos were killed. Read More »

International Space Station flies across sun during eclipse

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Astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station witnessed the eclipse from 254 miles above Earth's surface. . Currently, there are six onboard the ISS as part of Expedition 52, including NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik. Read More »

Age of Empires IV Announced at Gamescom

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The company also confirmed that it'll be remastering both Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III in the near future, which is a strong commitment for a series that has lain dormant for over a decade. Details are scarce, but Microsoft encourages players to keep up to date on information provided through the game's website . Microsoft revealed that following Age of Empires: Definitive Edition , it will be leaning on developer Forgotten Empires for more work. Read More »

Microsoft to publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Xbox One

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While I was preparing for the project, I stumbled upon a guy calling himself PlayerUnknown - who we all know now as Brendan Greene - whom at that time was running Battle Royale mods on top of other games. This has spawned confusion amongst the industry as to the retail status of the game. "So we're basically non stop hitting our fans with more and more exclusive titles, so there will be tons of great games to play". Read More »

Battlefield 1 getting new 5v5 competitive mode, Incursions

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This new edition includes both the base game and the premium pass of Battlefield 1 , ensuring owners will receive all past and future content in one package. As if that wasn't enough, there's also the Red Baron, Lawrence of Arabia, and Hellfighter packs as well. We'll update as more information is made available. Read More »

North America to Witness Total Solar Eclipse Today

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A solar eclipse is when the moon passes through the sun and earth, casting a shadow on earth. More than 1,300 tickets were sold to the event, and those tickets sold out in about five minutes. The total solar eclipse is just about here, though you already know that unless you've been living under a rock. Across the US the "Path of Totality" right now looks as though it will be clear, with optimal viewing for all of the areas that are going to see a full solar eclipse . Read More »

In Your Corner: How to spot fake eclipse glasses

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The American Astronomical Society has issued a warning about viewing the eclipse "in response to alarming reports" of unsafe glasses selling online. According to Richland County, they ordered 10 thousand solar eclipse glasses with the county seal and logo on them. Read More »

Gionee Launches Budget Smartphone X1 In India At Rs 8999

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Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India said, " Gionee has always been committed to amaze its customers with premium quality products at attractive prices". The company offers several launch offers for Airtel Subscribers and Buyers. Gionee also partnered with Airtel to offer 10GB additional data per month up to 6 months for Airtel users who purchase the Gionee X1 smartphone. Read More »

Photo reportedly reveals Apple iPhone 8 flex cable and display assembly

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This does not mean that the glass covering the display will not curve over to the edges - to help with the phone's ergonomics - but the screen itself should remain flat, with minimal bezels on either side. It is widely reported that Apple's long awaited wireless charging feature will be arriving with the next iPhone lineup. Via their new iOS 11 Apple has secretly incorporated a privacy feature that lets you automatically disable Touch ID in just a few seconds, securing your device and ... Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins Gamescom 2017 Trailer

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The newly released Assassin's Creed Origins cinematic trailer is seen above, showcasing some attractive scenery and various historical figures that will surely make appearances in the game. Assassin's Creed Origins will take players to Ancient Egypt, where players will be able to witness the origin story of the Assassin's Brotherhood. Read More »

The HTC Vive Gets A Permanent $200 Price Cut

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The high-end, PC-based consumer Vive that is in market today, and will be for the foreseeable future, will now be available for $599. "Our goal at Vive has always been to offer the best and most advanced VR system and drive mass market adoption for VR across the globe", said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC. Read More »

Intel to launch its next generation chip

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Contrary to many rumors, Intel didn't discuss upcoming changes in its desktop processor lineup or set new desktop products for launch today. Karen Regis, director of Intel's mobile platform marketing, boasted: "This is a huge leap, and arguably a once in a decade kind of leap", and took aim at AMD's Ryzen lineup with the claim that the new chips will "eclipse everything else in the industry". Read More »

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle Pre-Order Launched

Xbox One X will have a limted "Project Scorpio" edition available when it launches this Spring Microsoft announced today at its pre-Gamescom briefing. It was all but a mere idea at that point of time. The list is just giving us a small nibble of what's to come, but we'll wait and see what the final product looks like before we decide if we want to purchase these games or not. Read More »

PlayStation Hack Affects Twitter Account

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OurMine is quite well-known for its social media account hacking antics. This group has hacked numerous other accounts before, many of them belonging to some rather high-profile figures in both the Hollywood and tech industry. Meanwhile, it has only been this August 17 that OurMine had hacked into the Twitter account of HBO as well as the Facebook page for Game of Thrones . Read More »

YouTube feed now has "Breaking News" section across all platforms for many

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Mobile app gets news in between suggested videos in a scrollable format. Now you can already see a variety of new stories in the channel including the likes of Donald Trump and the recent Barcelona attacks. It has grown more productive and has also given birth of a whole new bunch of talents - the YouTube celebrities. If you're not interested in what's happening in the world, you can dismiss the breaking news bar. Read More »

Aston Martin DBR1 Sets New Auction Record for British Car at $22550000

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With the hammer gone rare representative of the brand Aston Martin . When it went under the hammer at RM Sotheby's auction at Pebble Beach over the weekend, it was sold for a staggering United States $22,5550,000 (A$28.4 million). The Jaguar D-Type which won at Le Mans in 1955 was previously the most expensive British auto sold publicly - selling for $21.78 million previous year. Read More »