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Research Activision's New Patented Matchmaking System Promotes Microtransactions
Author: 0 Activision's New Patented Matchmaking System Promotes Microtransactions

They made over $3.6 billion off of microtransactions alone in 2016 but that's simply not enough for them. However, the patented technology (the "system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games") puts an emphasis on pairing up players of disparate levels, so those of lower level will be more tempted to even things by shelling out cash for items.

Research Porsche 718 GTS Unveiled With Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Developing 365 HP
Author: 0 Porsche 718 GTS Unveiled With Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Developing 365 HP

Torque also goes up to 317 pound-feet, and is available from a broad 1,900 to 5,000 revs. That means they deliver 365 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque (309 lb-ft with manual transmission), allowing them to go zero-to-62 miles per hour (0-100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds when equipped with the PDK and Sport Chrono Package.

Research WhatsApp's new feature lets you track your friends in real
Author: 0 WhatsApp's new feature lets you track your friends in real

WhatsApp will start rolling out the option to share " live location ", from Wednesday. Back in May, Facebook officially rolled out temporary location sharing in Messenger having experimented with the idea in different formats within Messenger and the main Facebook app for years.

Research EA is Closing Visceral, Overhauling 'Star Wars' Game
Author: 0 EA is Closing Visceral, Overhauling 'Star Wars' Game

However, new details emerged online and, from what was revealed, it sounded like the game would have been exactly what gamers were looking forward to when it was announced that former Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig had joined the project.

Research Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus launch trailer has death, gore, and Hitler
Author: 0 Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus launch trailer has death, gore, and Hitler

This new trailer goes all-in on the violence against Nazis, white supremacists, and overall garbage human beings, as it showcases a variety of ways you can dispose of these dummies. There's only 10 days until Wolfenstein II lands. Next week sees the release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , as B.J. Blazkowicz and his rag-tag band of underground rebels take to the streets to wipe out the Nazi menace that has conquered America.

Research ZTE Axon M announced: A dual screen 'foldable' Android phone
Author: 0 ZTE Axon M announced: A dual screen 'foldable' Android phone

ZTE isn't afraid to experiment with new ideas when it comes to smartphones, and today, it's proving that with the debut of the ZTE Axon M - the first dual-screen smartphone we've seen in years. The device supports QC 3.0 for rapid refilling of the battery. The Axon M runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat. There is a Dual Mode that will let owners use two different apps on each display at the same time.

Research Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie counter after backlash
Author: 0 Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie counter after backlash

The experimental feature, styled as a pink cupcake, showed users how many estimated calories in terms of cupcakes that users would burn if they walked to the destination of their destination. Although the spokeswoman said the tool should no longer be appear on the Google Maps app for iOS as of Monday evening, several CNN Tech reporters could still see the feature on Tuesday.

Research Micromax partners with BSNL, launches 4G Volte featurephone at Rs 2200
Author: 0 Micromax partners with BSNL, launches 4G Volte featurephone at Rs 2200

The Indian handset maker joins the ranks of Reliance Industries ' 4G Volte featurephone JioPhone which is being sold for a Rs 1,500, refundable after three years. In terms of camera, the BSNL mobile has a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA camera at the front. With the Bharat 1, both BSNL and Micromax are aiming to target India's 500 million plus population that is still aloof from the connected world.

Author: 0 Comcast Corp New (CMCSA) Shareholder Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale Has Trimmed Position

It also reduced its holding in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 68,105 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 707,542 shares, and cut its stake in Pbf Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF). The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Bank of America. 05/01/2017 - Comcast Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at RBC Capital.

Research Facebook acquires 'tbh' reportedly for $100 million
Author: 0 Facebook acquires 'tbh' reportedly for $100 million

TBH , which is internet speak for "to be honest", is an anonymous app where users answer multiple-choice questions about their friends. The tbh team wrote in an announcement post that "When we met with Facebook , we realised that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions".

Research HTC U11 Plus Launch Possible At November 2nd Event
Author: 0 HTC U11 Plus Launch Possible At November 2nd Event

The invitation features big U in the poster where they will introduce a new HTC U line smartphone. As for the specifications, rumors hint at a 5.99-inch display with Quad HD+ (1440×2880 pixels) resolution. If the rumors are anything to go by, this upcoming smartphone could be the U11 Plus. The team of engineers who worked on the Pixel smartphones are now working for Google, while the Mountain View firm now has access to HTC's arsenal of mobile patents.

Research Qualcomm the first to test 5G, debuts 5G reference phone
Author: 0 Qualcomm the first to test 5G, debuts 5G reference phone

The company tested the 5G internet connection on their own X50 5G modem, using the 28GHz millimeter wave frequency band. Smartphones which will have the Snapdragon 636 chipset will be able to feature 18:9 displays which also support the FHD+ resolution.

Research Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50000 for Harvey relief
Author: 0 Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50000 for Harvey relief

The New York Times reports that 6,663 inmates pulled a total of $53,863 from their commissary funds (that they normally use to purchase basic supplies and other personal items). The largest contribution was about $300. The surprising number comes from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson, and the funds were donated between August 31 and September 30.

Research Google Photos now groups your cat and dog photos automatically
Author: 0 Google Photos now groups your cat and dog photos automatically

Just the way it recognizes human faces. The "People" section where you now see all of the faces Photos has identified in your library is appropriately being renamed 'People & Pets.' Here, your dogs and/or cats will show up among your friends and family; they're not separated, adding to the feeling that your pets are your family.

Research CD Projekt Red posts open letter addressing employee morale
Author: 0 CD Projekt Red posts open letter addressing employee morale

You can read the full statement below. Moreover, the team revealed that it has doubled its headcount since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , and that it is still hiring. CD Projekt RED claimed that it is continuing working on making it a good workplace for everyone. It took us five years to finish The Witcher 1, we had to make our own engine to complete The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings , and we had to entirely reinvent the way we made games to deliver an open world for The Witcher 3: Wild ...

Research Daimler to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring
Author: 0 Daimler to recall over 1 million cars over faulty wiring

Mercedes is now getting in contact with owners of the affected cars, to book them in for an appointment at a dealership or fix centre. It also stressed that the recall is not linked to the exploding Takata airbag scandal. German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide over a wiring defect that could unexpectedly trigger the air bag.

Research The Land falls to the Chinese space station
Author: 0 The Land falls to the Chinese space station

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is likely to crash into the surface of the Earth soon. With regular launches from the likes of SpaceX, fantastic photos of far-away worlds sent straight to Earth by high-tech spacecraft, and the very real discussion of Mars colonization, it's easy to forget that humans aren't actually all that great at this whole "going to space" thing.

Research Microsoft butts heads with Dutch DPA over Windows 10 Privacy
Author: 0 Microsoft butts heads with Dutch DPA over Windows 10 Privacy

This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. At full Telemetry (default level), Microsoft collects web browsing data in Edge, content of hand written documents, and other information continuously.

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