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Scientists told about the radiation storm from a solar flare


The magnetically filed activities result to an outward blast of energy that dramatically increases the solar surface temperature. Sunspots can be seen for up to two weeks before starting to fade or rotate out of view, according to NASA, giving viewers a good amount of time to catch the phenomenon, which can often point to solar activity that includes solar eruptions, like flares. Read More »

New TVR Griffith: British sportscar brand returns


It's the first offering from the company since it was bought by tech entrepreneur Les Edgar in 2013, and as Top Gear notes, the name itself dates back to the first Griffith that debuted in 1963 and was again reborn in 1991. Tyres are from Avon, with the fronts 235/35-section on a 19-inch wheel and the rear 20s using 275/30-section rubber. And unlike many TVRs of old, the new Griffith comes both with anti-lock brakes and "configurable" traction control - indicating this last system will ... Read More »

Google Reportedly Planning To Take Over HTC


The report states Google is considering two courses of action: either buy HTC's entire smartphone business, or become its strategic partner. Google is now eyeing at HTC, with possibly a takeover or a major investment in the near future. Here's where it sounds off base: Google acquired Motorola Mobility and then sold it off just a couple of years later. "Press reports do not indicate any range of acquisition price for the asset, but given recent operating struggles at HTC over the last few ... Read More »

Forza Motorsport 7 Goes Gold, Demo Coming Later This Month


Forza fans, the green flag is about to drop on Forza Motorsport 7! Developer Turn 10 Studios has been racing through Forza Motorsport 7 , trying not to cut any corners as it nears its date with the winner's circle on October 3. Lastly, drivers after the "ultimate test" will want to whirl their Nissan NISMO GT-R LM's round the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit. Ultimate Edition owners will be able to play the game from 29th September. Read More »

Brexit: Plan to give preference to British workers


The document suggests this could involve requiring European Union nationals to seek permission before taking up a job, making employers recruit locally first or restrict access to lower-skilled occupations which are not experiencing staffing shortages. Read More »

Birmingham Gets Nod As England's Commonwealth Games Bid Ahead of Liverpool


Durban would have been the first African city to host the Games, which every four years bring together athletes from the 52 members of the Commonwealth, most of which were at one time colonies of Britain. That said, Glasgow's staging of the 2014 Commonwealths was a financial success and is considered to have helped raise the city's global profile - something Birmingham, Liverpool and the government are all very keen on in a post-Brexit Britain. Read More »

Rockstar Gets Into VR With Vive Version Of LA Noire

Remember Rockstar Games' detective thriller L.A. Noire? These new versions will bring the game to the Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 4 , and Xbox One consoles, but also to the HTC Vive . If you were hoping this news was about a sequel to L.A. Noire you're going to be disappointed. The game is not only coming to PS4 and Xbox One, but also to the Nintendo Switch, the first Rockstar game to appear on the console for a whopping eight years. Read More »

Samsung Retains No. 1 Smartphone Maker Title as Huawei's Makes Headway

By product, Counterpoint Research said Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the most-sold smartphones in July with market shares of 4 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. "Huawei is over-dependent on its home market China where it enjoys the leadership position and operator-centric markets in Europe , Latin America and Middle East". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also came in a huge box!

So the question arises, why did Samsung launch a new Gear VR with Note 8? Samsung is indeed making Galaxy S9 with a dual-lens camera setup. The event is scheduled to happen in Delhi at 12:30 pm (IST). Speaking of the specifications, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports a 6.3-inch FullVision Quad HD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960. Samsung said the device has also gone through extensive testing so it won't suffer the same fate as last year's fire-prone Note 7. Read More »

Nasa captures the strongest solar flares of the past decade


The sunspots have triggered solar flares more than 10 times since Sunday and may continue to cause large flares in the following days, CAS said in a statement. According to a report from Space.com, solar flares are created as the sun's magnetic field curls and reconnects to itself. To see how this event may affect Earth, please visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the US government's official source for space weather forecasts, alerts, watches and ... Read More »

IPhone 8 gets an old name and a new price tag


Regarding the next-generation iPhone, Sacconaghi has concerns about pricing and how many different handsets Apple will keep in its lineup. So Apple is banking very heavily on the fact that it's tenth anniversary iPhone 8 will be a hit - but a new survey from an investment firm has cast doubt on that. Read More »

Huawei V9 Play running Android 7.0 Nougat Announced


Featuring a 5-inch full HD display alongside a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, we believe that the display will be at par with the very best. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz MediaTek MT6737T chipset and also has a stellar 3020 mAh battery inside. Read More »

No Toshiba verdict on new Western Digital chip plan


Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 144,767 shares of company stock valued at $12,690,484. The Oak Associates Ltd holds 288,204 shares with $4.25M value, down from 358,144 last quarter. Strategic Advsr Lc invested 0.42% in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC). The original version of this report can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/09/06/keybank-national-association-oh-has-11-24-million-position-in-western-digital-corporation-wdc.html. Read More »

Pokemon CEO Told Nintendo That Switch Would Be Unsuccessful


What do you make of Ishihara's honesty, and his seemingly cautious comments about the future of Switch? The untitled Nintendo Switch Pokémon game is rumored to be releasing somewhere around 2018, and given the franchise's previous history it will undoubtedly be a huge success. Read More »

Nubia M2 Play debuts in India, priced at Rs. 8999


The display on Nubia M2 Play is a 5.5-inch LCD screen. The new M2 Play runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with the heavily customised Nubia UI laid on top. There is 32GB of internal storage in the phone apart from which it has an expandable storage slot that can hold a micro SD card of up to 128GB capacity. Read More »

IPhone X: has Apple's new iPhone name finally been confirmed?

Apple's new warranty plans leaks out exposing the new details about under what conditions the iPhone will be eligible for in-warranty repairs and replacements and out-warranty as well, along with devices which they consider "ineligible" because of damage not covered under certain conditions and illegal mods. Read More »

Dustin Pedroia defends Red Sox stealing signs


So who did this cover best? The baseball inquiry began about two weeks ago, after the Yankees' general manager, Brian Cashman, filed a detailed complaint with the commissioner's office that included a video the Yankees shot of the Red Sox dugout during a three-game series between the two teams in Boston last month. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Secures Next No More Heroes Game


Nintendo's response was a fairly characteristic, "Just wait and see", with their initial list of announced, forthcoming titles certainly being solid enough, yet resigned to a schedule that meant only one dropped every couple of months. "A microSD card will be needed for certain Nintendo Switch games that contain an especially large amount of content and require additional storage for players to enjoy the full experience", a statement from Nintendo details. Read More »

Facebook is inflating its ad-reach numbers, analyst claims


Likewise, Weiser found Facebook claimed advertisers could potentially reach 60 million 25-34 year-olds in the USA, substantially more than the census estimate of 45 million residents in that age group. The upshot: Where is Facebook getting the extra 25 million 18- to 34-year-olds that the USA census did not count? If Facebook is miscalculating, it would mark probably its most blatant metrics blunder yet given how easy it is to fact-check and debunk. Read More »

French video game maker Ubisoft to open new Quebec studio


Both new studios will be located in Quebec, Canada and will create over 1,000 new industry jobs. The first to open is Ubisoft Saguenay, which the publisher says will create 125 new roles in the next five years. Ubisoft has been in the Quebec area for twenty years and in that time has invested a lot in the region. "The development of connected experiences that allow millions of players to meet and interact on online game platforms is a leading growth and innovation driver not only for ... Read More »

What Does Destiny 2 at Capacity Mean?


We've caught a glimpse at this exclusive content before thanks to a trailer from E3 2017 , but now Bungie and Activision have released new, high-res images so you can gawk at your leisure. For those just catching up, Destiny 2 has three types of elemental damage: Solar (fire), Arc (electric), and Void (uh. darkness?). It's also coming to PC, but not until October. Read More »

Mets beat Phillies in Labor Day matinee


Tuesday is a big day for Philadelphia Phillies fans. "When I came in I was little bit off, but I tried to bounce back", Montero said. The Phillies will look to win the rubber match of a three-game series Wednesday night when they visit the Mets at Citi Field. Read More »

Lenovo K8 Plus with Dual Cameras Launched : Price, Specs and…


It has a full metal design. This is cheapest than the last launched Lenovo K8 Note. This is what the Lenovo K8 Plus offers. Lenovo K8 Plus officially unveils in India. It draws power from a 4000mAh battery that claims to deliver two days of power, with up to 13 hours of web browsing and 100 hours of music playback. Read More »

Oppo A71 Price in India


Now, this smartphone is available for purchase in Malaysia only. It is fueled by a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core 1.5GHz processor and Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. Other specifications on the new Oppo A71 include a 5 megapixel front facing camera for Selfies and a 13 megapixel rear camera for photos and videos. Read More »

Facebook Watch Video Platform Now Available to All Users in the US


That would save the social network the trouble of constantly policing infringing usage. It's interesting to see whether Facebook's attempt to get music rights will help the social media platform gain more popularity as a content consumption place or even as a go to place for content creators. Read More »

The Witcher's 10 year anniversary video is extremely lovely


The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released for Windows on May 27, 2011, for Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012, for OS X on October 18, 2012, and for Linux on May 22, 2014. Which for me works just fine as you cant rush a masterpiece. In addition to its brilliant gameplay, lovely graphics, and Gwent , the Witcher 3 has some of the best-written characters ever to appear in a video game, especially Geralt , who is by no means a flawless hero. Read More »

Facebook is planning to make money on WhatsApp with business chat features


The new app is part of WhatsApp's drive to monetize the platform, and it will provide a line of communication between businesses and customers. WhatsApp, with its daily user base of over a billion people, could become an integral point in customer service initiatives, especially in areas where it's already being used for that objective. Read More »

Astronomers catch black hole shrouded in molecular cloud


Using the ALMA telescope, the team observed the cloud more than 195 light years from the centre of the Milky Way . Uncovering their secrets is the "Holy Grail" of astronomy. 'Although many candidates for IMBHs have been proposed none is accepted as definitive. A huge potential black hole was detected near the heart of the Milky Way and is one hundred thousand times bigger than the sun. Read More »

American McGee is ready to make Alice 3


This Alice news comes on the back of McGee's successful Kickstarter for Out of the Woods which is a fairy tale card game and book. American McGee has made a decision to return to his Alice franchise with Alice : Asylum according to an update on his blog . Read More »

Microsoft confirms Xbox One keyboard and mouse support still coming


Microsoft official announcement revealed , "The console brings a range of improvements upon the standard Xbox One , mostly visual, with the promise of running enhanced games as high as the 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS)". Streum On Studio, the developers behind the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game Space Hulk: Deathwing , spoke about the differences between the upgraded versions of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One from the point of view of developing the actual games that ... Read More »

Meet Jaguar's new connected Sayer steering wheel of the future


If we do indeed get rid of the steering wheel, the assistant and display functions of this concept could probably be replicated by our phones which are more portable and with us at all times. As the vehicle of the future - and the ownership model to go with it - approaches, Jaguar is setting out a vision of a smart steering wheel that doesn't even live in your garage. Read More »