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Sony drops $143M for majority stake in 'Dragon Ball Z' distributor

Sony drops $143M for majority stake in 'Dragon Ball Z' distributor In a statement , Sony said it was buying the majority stake in Funimation at $143 million, putting the anime distributor at an approximate value of $150 million. The company already owns Aniplex, an anime production company which subsidizes A-1 Pictures ( Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online ). Funimation and Sony previously partnered for the FunimationNOW anime streaming service. [Full Article...]

Britain investigates British American Tobacco for corruption

Britain investigates British American Tobacco for corruption Whitman Howard reissued a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 5,300 ($69.91) price objective on shares of British American Tobacco plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. British American Tobacco p.l.c.is a tobacco and next generation products company. British American Tobacco p.l.c. has a 50 day moving average of 68.98 and a 200 day moving average of 75.90. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch update addresses nagging battery issue

Nintendo Switch update addresses nagging battery issue The new update is version number 3.0.1 and has one improvement to the console. This week, the Japanese electronics and video game company rolled out a new system update that brings some really needed fixes to the gaming machine's software. [Full Article...]

Nokia Corp (NOK) Check on Ratings

Danske Bank upgraded Nokia Oyj (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) on Wednesday, August 26 to "Hold" rating . They set a "buy" rating for the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $6.00 price objective on Nokia Corporation and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. [Full Article...]

PM Modi arrives in Assam to make assessment of flood situation

PM Modi arrives in Assam to make assessment of flood situation Modi held a series of review meetings with Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union minister Jitendra Singh. "The prime minister announced Rs 2,350 crore total flood package for the north eastern states,"?Sarma told reporters here. [Full Article...]

Ark: Survival Evolved full release pushed back, Ragnorak DLC also delayed

Ark: Survival Evolved full release pushed back, Ragnorak DLC also delayed The game will now see release on August 29, 2017, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, rather than the previously stated launch date of next week. "We're deeply apologetic for those who were negatively affected by the delay; it sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted, nor planned but where we now stand", Studio Wildcard wrote on their community forum . [Full Article...]

Ford Mustang GT Offers New Quiet Mode Exhaust

Ford Mustang GT Offers New Quiet Mode Exhaust While a neighbor called 911, von Foerster left before officers arrived, avoided a citation and escaped with an innovative idea for the new Ford Mustang . "When sounds get up into the upper-70-decibel range, that's typically about when they start to bother people", said Flis. The Quiet mode lowers the 5.0-litre V8's roar to 72 decibels, a drop of about 10 dB compared to Normal mode. [Full Article...]

Persona 5 is the Latest Video Game to get an Animated Adaptation

Persona 5 is the Latest Video Game to get an Animated Adaptation A-1 Pictures is the studio behind multiple Persona animations including the Persona 4: Golden anime as well as all of the Persona 3 animated films. All of the entries stand alone, but Persona 5 blends more modern takes on JRPG tropes with the tried and tested turn-based formula that has made the series so captivating for so long. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit: Kim Kardashian's selfies might cost her $100 million

Lawsuit: Kim Kardashian's selfies might cost her $100 million The design of Hooshmand's phone case has similarities to the LuMee case that Kim regularly uses and plugs on her social media accounts. California-based Snaplight claimed that selfie cases produced by LuMee infringe its U.S. A representative for Kim said she had done "absolutely nothing wrong". According to court documents, Snaplight alleges that Kim gets a cut of Lumee's earni... [Full Article...]

Amazon stops selling (some) BLU phones citing potential security issues

Amazon stops selling (some) BLU phones citing potential security issues The problem first came to light a year ago in November, when Shanghai Adups Technology, a firm based in China , was caught for having added a backdoor to the firmware of cheap smartphones like the Blu R1 HD sold in the US. BLU also noted that they have " several policies in place which takes customer privacy and security very seriously, and confirms that there has been no breach or issue of a... [Full Article...]

Google Daydream update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+

Earlier this year, Google opened up its Daydream VR platform to all developers for the first time , having originally only allowed a select few to create apps for the VR platform in order to make sure that only quality content was available at the launch of its Daydream View headset. [Full Article...]

PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7%

PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7% Operating profit in chips was 55.4 billion yen, recovering from a loss a year earlier, as the company recovered from last year's quake and demand from phone makers increased due to the rising popularity of multiple-sensor models. This significant increase was mainly due to the improvements of operating results in the Semiconductors and Imaging Products & Solutions ("IP&S") segments, partially o... [Full Article...]

Anthem and Mass Effect Designer Corey Gaspur Dies

Anthem and Mass Effect Designer Corey Gaspur Dies Corey Gaspur , a veteran designer with credits on some of BioWare's most beloved games, has died. Gaspur worked at BioWare for over nine years, serving as a gameplay and level designer on Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins . Gaspar's last role with the company involved working on the development of Anthem as the lead gameplay designer. We will surely go to miss you, Corey Gaspur . [Full Article...]

Lagging Nokia 3 to get Android 7.1.1 by end of August

Lagging Nokia 3 to get Android 7.1.1 by end of August And they are keeping their promise. HMD Global has already released three Nokia Android smartphones - Nokia 6 , Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in the global markets. In terms of camera, the handset has an 8MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, LED flash and 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size, and an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture and autofocus. [Full Article...]

Google Tests Ad Filter Feature in Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev

Google Tests Ad Filter Feature in Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev Now, Google has begun the process of bringing that feature to its users. The toggle is found under Chrome's settings menu, in a subsection called "Ads" of the "Site settings" menu item. Ads that are targeted through the ad blocker include pop-up ads, countdown timers, auto-playing audio and video ads and a few others; and unsurprisingly, Google's own advertisements will remain largely unaffect... [Full Article...]

Resident Evil: Revelations launches on Xbox One and PS4 on August 29

Resident Evil: Revelations launches on Xbox One and PS4 on August 29 Resident Evil: Revelations is the survival horror title featuring Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they investigate an abandoned "Queen Zenobia" cruise ship. These links leave Siliconera. There will also be four different controller schemes based on the entire series for a "more flexible experience to accommodate different playstyles". [Full Article...]

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum Are you happy to see the former PlayStation trilogy make its debut on Microsoft's gaming platform? Between the PlayStation Ireland social media post , the Booth Rep slip at PAX East 2017 , and a listing from a Hungarian retailer , there's been plenty of hints coinciding with the fact that the game lacks the "Only on PlayStation 4" label that comes with the system's exclusives. [Full Article...]

Google Updates Gboard Keyboard for iOS With Maps and YouTube Support

Google Updates Gboard Keyboard for iOS With Maps and YouTube Support To access, tap the emoji icon and select the pen icon at the bottom of the screen. When you're messaging your friends and remember a cool video, all you need to do in order to quickly share it with them is look it up inside Gboard . Gboard was first launched on iOS previous year, in order to integrate Google Search on mobile devices. Alternatively, you can search for a specific address a... [Full Article...]

BMW teases Z4 roadster replacement

BMW teases Z4 roadster replacement More details will be released on the 17th of August when BMW officially pulls the cover off. We can assume the concept is a drop-top version of the BMW 8 Series announced earlier this year in Italy, with a few details sticking out of that silhouette such as the rear spoiler and the taillights. [Full Article...]

Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases

Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases While Google claims to anonymize all data-making sure that names, credit card numbers, location and other private data can not be used to identify an individual-there is no way to confirm the company is actually honoring the promise of anonymity. [Full Article...]


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