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Watch Neill Blomkamp's First Impressive Trailer from His Independent Studio

Watch Neill Blomkamp's First Impressive Trailer from His Independent Studio And if there's enough demand, you might even see these short films on the big screen as full-fledged Hollywood productions in the future. Neill Blomkamp , who directed District 9 and Elysium (and the unfortunate Chappie ), will be releasing a series of short experimental films in the coming months. [Full Article...]

Amazon Unveils Reminders And Named Timers For Alexa

Amazon's tracking information is tied directly into its shopping system, which means the Echo is able to offer detailed explanations for order status that Home doesn't have access to right now. That, along with most of the other emerging features, have been added with firmware updates, and have become standard with new smart speaker models. The features should be available on your Echo toda... [Full Article...]

Sony ends PS3 production in Japan

Sony ends PS3 production in Japan At the time of the release of the PS3, Sony promised they would offer support for the console for at least 10 years. Here's a collection of exclusive PS4 games coming to the console in 2017, 2018 and beyond which we can't wait to play! The North American launch faired slightly better, but it wasn't enough to entice people to buy the expensive console. [Full Article...]

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time Baroin reacted sharply to a suggestion that Macron, a 39-year-old ex-banker who served briefly as economy minister in a Socialist government, was reshaping politics. Macron previously met Merkel when he visited Berlin in March as a candidate. President Macron took office May 14 and will now have to deal with a slate of difficulties for the country, such as unemployment, terrorist threats and p... [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter XX coming to Nintendo Switch

It may not mean much to most Western gamers, but Nintendo may have just signed a deal to greatly increase their dominance in Japan. For the longest time, if you've been wanting to enjoy Monster Hunter games, they'd be on handhelds for the most part. [Full Article...]

Snapdragon 835 Confirmed for OnePlus 5

Snapdragon 835 Confirmed for OnePlus 5 The CEO made the confirmation on Weibo (spotted by GizmoChina ). Pete Lau explains, "Our engineers tested why scrolling occasionally differed between phones". It's expected that the company will be using DxO's photography expertise to ensure that the OnePlus 5's cameras match or even surpass its rivals. The smartphone has been subjected to various leaks and we have compiled it for you. [Full Article...]

Russians won't interfere in PHL affairs, Pinoy envoy says Featured

Trump then told Duterte that he hoped " China solves the problem". Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said at the same press conference that the president will be cutting his visit to Russian Federation short because his presence is needed in the country. [Full Article...]

Apple to Pay 150% More for OLED iPhone 3D Touch Components?

Apple to Pay 150% More for OLED iPhone 3D Touch Components? Apple follows a tick-tock update cycle with their iPhones. There's no telling what Apple's final design is, but totally removing a marquee feature is highly unlikely. They also did this with the most recent generation of MacBook Pro. Differentiating exclusively based on so-called "augmented-reality functionality" could be interesting, but if Apple could also put a fundamentally higher-quali... [Full Article...]

Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017

Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017 However, the report also cautioned that the company may give a limited a preview about the upcoming VR headset and there are high chances that it might scrap it and instead focus on streamlining the existing Daydream VR platform. Google is about to get into this "built-in" territory with Vive and Lenovo, both of which are working on VR devices for the company's Daydream platform. [Full Article...]

Nicky Hayden In Critical Condition

Nicky Hayden In Critical Condition Hayden was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic coast, following a weekend Superbike race at the Imola circuit. Valentino Rossi said: "It's a great shame because Nicky is a great rider for sure, a great talent, a world champion and always at the top, but especially a very good guy". [Full Article...]

Google opens up digital assistant to iPhone

Google opens up digital assistant to iPhone The Google Assistant debuted a year ago on the company's own hardware, and Google has gradually extended the tool to devices from other manufacturers running on its Android operating system. When Assistant gets integrated - as it will - into fridges and lamps and thermostats and toasters, it will be the same Assistant. The big screen version of Android wasn't left out, and Google announced... [Full Article...]

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol

At least one Australian business has fallen victim to the attack and there are investigations into two other reports, the federal government says. Other cyber analysts note that some victims simply can't wait long enough to get someone to remove the ransomware from their computer and reformat their software. [Full Article...]

New FBI director imminent

Institutions "under assault' James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, was asked on CNN whether he knew if Trump's White House was in fact secretly recording conversations". "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well-known, highly respected, really talented people". President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboar... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Spy Satellite To Space

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Spy Satellite To Space About 30 minutes after liftoff from Launch Complex 39-A, SpaceX's Launch Director announced a successful deployment of the satellite. The satellite is the size of a double decker bus. The satellite, known as I-5 F4, represents the fourth satellite in the company's fifth-generation fleet of satellites. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters she hoped the company would get to a point ... [Full Article...]

Social Security Announces Emma and Noah Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

Social Security Announces Emma and Noah Most Popular Baby Names for 2016 Emma and Noah again top the list of the most popular baby names in the United States. The fifth most popular name , Isabella, dominated in 2009 and 2010, around the same time as the peak popularity of the Twilight series and its protagonist Bella Swan . [Full Article...]

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999

Find out what it means for you below. The tech giant is apparently aiming at the education market and having a goal to have a wide range of PC partners to create devices that can run on the new version of Windows 10. Windows 10 S (not Windows Tennis) is a new variation of Windows that sort of works like macOS would if you could only install software from the Mac App Store. [Full Article...]

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

Cybersecurity firm Avast said it tracked more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries Friday. According to a TOI news report, this cyber attack was carried out using a malware called Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry. In Asia, some hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions were affected, though the full extent of the damage is not yet known due to the weekend. [Full Article...]

DHS considering expanding laptop ban on worldwide flights

In response to the original ban, Persian Gulf carriers including Qatar Airways, which has a daily flight between Philadelphia and Doha, now provide their passengers with complimentary laptops on flights and allow travelers to use personal electronic devices at the gate until they board the aircraft. [Full Article...]

This version of the News 12 app is no longer supported

This version of the News 12 app is no longer supported Users should only download apps from trusted brands, Check Point said. However, this soon caused problems, as this permission is also used by legitimate apps, such as Facebook, which requires it for its Messenger chat heads feature. So all someone has to do is say that the System Alert Window functionality is needed for their app and there you go, even though Google originally said this was ri... [Full Article...]

Well Shit, Some HP Laptops Came With a Keylogger Pre-Installed

Well Shit, Some HP Laptops Came With a Keylogger Pre-Installed HP hasn't made it clear exactly which pieces of hardware are affected, but if you're running the Conexant audio driver and its MicTray64.exe, then you've potentially got a problem. "HP has no access to customer data as a result of this issue", said a spokesperson for the company in a statement. According to market analysis by Gartner (Frankfurt: 887957 - news ), HP's machines accounted for ... [Full Article...]


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