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Female dragonflies play dead to keep horny males away


Rassim Khelifa was studying dragonflies in the Swiss Alps when he observed a unusual phenomenon: dragonfly ladies dropping out of the sky rather than deal with dude dragonflies one second longer. The New Scientist reports that "The female then lay motionless on her back". Once the male had lost interest in the seemingly dead partner and flown off, the female would pick herself up and fly off as well. Read More »

Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuit


The move comes amid trade-theft accusations thrown by Levandowski's former employer, Waymo. He's been charged by Waymo with taking 14,000 files with him out of the company when he left to create truck startup Otto, and then shortly thereafter got Otto acquired by Uber. Read More »

HTC officially teases phone with squeeze gestures


There are also a couple of new, vague shots of the phone in the teaser so it's well worth a watch. On the display department, the phone will sport a 5.5-inch WQHD display coupled with 3D Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There's no mention of a dual-lens camera on the back, though reports claim the U 11 will come with a 12-megapixel rear-facing snapper and a secondary 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Read More »

Samsung Profits Rise 48% Driven By Component Sales

The South Korean company's stellar financial results beat expectations and reflect its ability to overcome the fiasco over its Galaxy Note 7s, which it pulled from the market when its batteries were found to be prone to overheating. "We are encouraged that Samsung Electronics has agreed to take the bold step of optimising its balance sheet through a cancellation of its legacy holding of treasury shares", the USA fund said in a statement. Read More »

Prey Releases A Free Demo For Consoles And Its PC Specs


Sadly, it's not available for PC users. There's still no word on when or if there might be a demo on PC, but Bethesda did announce the official PC system requirements today. The recommended free space for consoles to install Prey is 42 GB for the PlayStation 4 and 38 GB for the Xbox One. Come on, it's the new game from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios! This isn't the first time Arkane has referenced the leak, as Colantonio wore a shirt on-stage at E3 during Prey's reveal past ... Read More »

McDonald's partners with Nintendo for Super Mario Happy Meal toys

Released in early March, stocks soon dwindled and the device became a sold-out item. Gamestop has a limited new stock of Nintendo Switch today. The new shipments of the popular console is a good timing as Nintendo is about to launch the " Mario Kart 8 Deluxe " game for the Switch. Featuring Nintendo mascot Mario and the familiar background of Mushroom Kingdom from the " Super Mario " games, players controlled when and how Mario would jump as he ran from the start of a stage to its ... Read More »

Uber to roll out flying taxis in Dallas, Dubai by 2020

Mitch Snyder, president & CEO, Bell said: "Uber's Elevate network is an exciting opportunity for Bell Helicopter to help transform how cities move people and products in the future". Eventually, Uber plans to have its flying taxis be cheaper than owning a personal vehicle. Now specifics on how these flying cars will look and work are scant, however it was revealed that there are plans to develop partnerships with local companies to build a network of "vertiports" for the vehicles ... Read More »

Roger the Kangaroo no longer in Tekken 7


He believes that people would complain about this so he has ultimately chose to exclude the iconic character. Granted, not a lot of human beings necessarily have what it takes to fight against a kangaroo. "Officially, we can't really comment on that because our company has [a] strict policy about which titles we talk about for Switch", Harada explained to GameSpot . Read More »

First Photos of Apple's Self-Driving Test Vehicle


The sensors included Velodyne Lidar Inc.'s top-of-the-range 64-channel lidar, at least two radar and a series of cameras. According to the publication , an expert who was shown the photos said the technology on board appears to be off-the-shelf and not proprietary to Apple. Read More »

Here's How Project Scorpio Games Look in 4K vs 1080p

The Xbox One Scorpio is definitely a highly anticipated console - well, it does boast 4K capabilities, so who wouldn't be excited for it? The company reported the results of its fiscal Q3 today, and it revealed that it generated $1.928 billion in revenues from Xbox and Windows 10 gaming. Read More »

Twitter First-Quarter Earnings, User Growth Beat Estimates


Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) shareholders should be smiling today after the social media platform released its first-quarter results, which demonstrated improving momentum in several key areas, including audience engagement and growth with video now Twitter's largest revenue-generating ad format. Read More »

Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries


The company also rolled out local camera effects designed for India. Yes, after rolling out an offline mode on Instagram, hitting big figures with its Facebook Lite app, the social network is now bringing the lite version of its standalone messaging app to an additional 132 countries. Read More »

Sony returns to black on healthy chip, game, battery sales

Sony has sold more than 60 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date, including more than 20 million in the past fiscal year, according to results reported by the Japanese electronics giant today. And the stream of releases doesn't seem to slow down with Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Ni No Kuni 2, or Uncharted: The Lost Legacy all confirmed to come in the next months. Read More »

Penguins top Capitals in series opener


With the period nearing its conclusion, Ovechkin got the home crowd back into the game with a goal. "That's how it goes sometimes", Crosby said. Then they take the ice, as they did Thursday night, and it's a giant reminder of why we can't take our eyes off these two . Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guide: How To Unlock Gold Mario

Landing on store shelves and the eShop this Friday, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is arguably the most anticipated Switch game of the year, save for Super Mario Odyssey. The gray console certainly seems to be the more easily obtainable model, with the neon model a little more hard to find. You won't be able to use this mode unless there are other people ready to play with you nearby. Read More »

South Korea's LG Elec reports best quarterly profit in nearly eight years

In October of 2016, the company was forced to recall and discontinue the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flagship smartphone due to a malfunction that caused batteries to overheat and even explode. Samsung is now focusing on the release of the Galaxy S8 but the South Korean tech giant has not forgotten about the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled twice shortly after its release. Read More »

Yet Again, Zombies Are Coming To Call Of Duty: WWII

A bunch of interesting highlights can be spotted in the game including the removal of automatic healing system and the inclusion of a co-op single player campaign. For most of the game, the player will embody the young Private Red Daniels. It ultimately remains to be seen what Activision and Sledgehammer Games have got planned for WW2's new Nazi Zombie mode, but it is certainly shaping up to be a new and exciting departure from the zombie experiences of previous Call of Duty titles. Read More »

Samsung posts biggest quarterly net profit since 2013

Earlier in the day, the tech behemoth said its first-quarter net profit shot up 46.29 percent from a year earlier to reach 7.68 trillion won, aided by a robust chip business which posted record-high performance. The flagship smartphone was scrapped as a result of the fiasco. The iPhone 8 is said to be a standalone premium model. But the bad news is that sales from its key mobile business decreased due to a decline in flagship product sales, namely the price adjustment of the Galaxy S7. Read More »

KS Eshwarappa: Replace BS Yeddyurappa, end row by May 10


Speaking to Express, a former BJP minister admitted that the party national leadership is keen to bring the party to power in Karnataka and provide good governance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to showcase it as a model to make a foray into Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. Read More »

$163.83 Million in Sales Expected for FireEye Inc (FEYE) This Quarter

The stock was sold at an average price of $11.31, for a total value of $370,775.73. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 499,834 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,658,120.88. FireEye has a 1-year low of $10.35 and a 1-year high of $18.73. FEYE's +0.05 has created a positive sentiment when measured over the past 30 days. The information security company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus ... Read More »

Huawei back on top in China - Canalys


IDC said the bulk of smartphone growth is likely to come from low-priced handset makers. Huawei has reclaimed its number one position in the Chinese market. Interestingly, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo together now command over 50 smartphone market share in the country. Mo Jia, Research Analyst at Canalys stressed, "To grow this year, Xiaomi will need to quickly switch from being a value-for-money vendor to become an aspirational brand". Read More »

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

The live streaming video showed the father hang his daughter from the rooftop of a building in Phuket . "The News Broadcasting Council of Thailand received complaints about reporting on a man who killed his child and himself via Facebook Live", the organisation said in a statement. Read More »

China's Didi to raise $5Bn for overseas expansion


The new injection of cash would give Didi a staggering valuation of roughly $50 billion. If that is true, then both the businesses would be placed in the same bracket. Ofo's yellow bikes often split rack space with rival Mobike's silver-painted ones, dotting busy streets in a relatively haphazard way in cities like Beijing, where their unique, fully app-based rental model and integrated locks and Global Positioning System allow them to be picked up and dropped off anywhere, instead of at ... Read More »

Samsung will launch new flagship smartphone months after Galaxy S8

The South Korean company's January-March earnings jumped 46 percent over a year earlier to 7.7 trillion won ($6.8 billion), compared with 5.3 trillion won a year earlier. The company first put the panels into its own Galaxy handsets, achieved economies of scale and then began selling them to other companies - employing its signature business strategy. Read More »

Entire US Senate to visit White House over North Korean crisis


Mr Trump spoke just a day after he and his top national security advisers briefed U.S. politicians on the North Korean threat and just before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press the United Nations Security Council on sanctions to further isolate North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »

GameStop Will Restock More Nintendo Switch Units On April 28th

With the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch, we're having a two day Mario Kart party in the office. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St Button. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. Read More »

Nintendo and McDonald's bring Super Mario toys to Happy Meals

There are even game coaches on board to give tips , tricks and training. The system is available today all across North America- at the very least, it seems to be in stock at GameStop and Amazon, so you may want to check those if you want your hands on Nintendo's hot new commodity. Read More »

Apple Music To Relaunch With More Video, Original Programming


People familiar with the matter have said two of the shows are about two hip-hop labels Bad Boy Records and Cash Money Records and another is about music manager Clive Davis . The company is also working on a new reality show dubbed Planet of the Apps. Another potential vehicle in the works involves a sequel to R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet . Read More »

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70


A hospital source, speaking The Asian Age, said on Thursday, "The late actor had been unwell for many days". Khanna is survived by his wife, Kavita; acting sons Rahul and Akshaye, as well as another son and daughter. Born Oct. 6, 1946, in Peshawar, before India was partitioned, Khanna made his way to Bombay and in 1968 got a role as a villain in " Man ka meet ", remake of a Tamil film. Read More »

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces blue print to reverse net neutrality rules


All of this sounds hugely unsexy, but it's significant. The plan revokes a rule that classified the internet as a utility - much like electricity and water - considering the importance of the internet and people's dependence on it. He said the agency will seek comment from the public on how best to approach the "no blocking/throttling/paid prioritization" piece of them. Pai said he hopes to have his plan formally approved by the end of the calendar year. Read More »

Le Pen says voters must choose 'for or against' France


The couple met when he was in high school and she was a teacher, and they later married. Some students held banners and waved signs that read "Neither the banker, nor the racist", referring to Macron and Le Pen respectively. A high school student demonstrates with a poster reading "No banker, nor racist" in a reference to Marine Le Pen's nationalist campaign and Emmanuel Macron's pro-business campaign on Thursday during a demonstration in Paris. Read More »

Barton given shortest possible ban, says FA


Former England global Barton, who plans to appeal against the ban, will not be offered another contract, Dyche said. Barton issued a lengthy statement on his official website , saying he is "very disappointed at the harshness of the sanction" as the "decision effectively forces me into an early retirement from playing football". Read More »