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Dead Eye Seems Mostly Unchanged in Red Dead Redemption 2

Dead Eye Seems Mostly Unchanged in Red Dead Redemption 2 Watch the new trailer here. Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee with federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation hot on their heels. This is the second major project from Rockstar Games this generation after their insane success with Grand Theft Auto V. Dead Eye isn't the only time the game will enter slow motion. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant Is Compatible With Over 5000 Smart Home Devices

Google Assistant Is Compatible With Over 5000 Smart Home Devices If you want your recipes to work on Google Assistant, Google requires that the recipeIngredient and recipeInstructions properties be used in your markup. The Assistant will also work with Logitech's Harmony remotes, which will let you go to favorite channels, pause playback, adjust volume and more . So far, Amazon's Echo products hold the lead in smart speaker sales, with 71.9% of the market ... [Full Article...]

Hawaii Passes Bill to Ban Sun Care Products That Harm Coral

Hawaii Passes Bill to Ban Sun Care Products That Harm Coral He found that as much as 14,000 tons of sunscreen ends up in coral reefs each year. As a result, state lawmakers in Hawaii passed a bill this week that would ban the sale of sunscreens containing those chemicals. Opponents are sceptical of the science. Yamaki said the ban might discourage people from buying sunscreen products from local brick-and-mortar stores. [Full Article...]

China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected

China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected Meanwhile, Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun had said that he intends to distribute the profits from its hardware business amongst Xiaomi's users. Operating profit grew from RMB 3.79 billion to RMB 12.22 billion in the same period, whereas net profits fell from RMB 491.6 million to a net loss of RMB 43.89 billion a year ago. [Full Article...]

Apple Q2 results silence iPhone X critics with US$61B in revenue

Apple Q2 results silence iPhone X critics with US$61B in revenue Net income was $13.82bn, up from $11.03bn year-on-year. Apple said it sold 52.2 million iPhones in the quarter, or 3 percent more than a year earlier. "And so we are working toward those things". Sales growth of more than 20% in Japan and the greater China market - a critical area for the company - helped to lift the numbers. [Full Article...]

Key adjustments Boston must make ahead of Conference Semifinal matchup with Philadelphia

Key adjustments Boston must make ahead of Conference Semifinal matchup with Philadelphia Philadelphia's opponent, the Boston Celtics , at one point seemed like the favorite in the East but after losing Kyrie Irving for the season, Boston has struggled mightily to find consistent offense. Simons leads in rebounds with 10.6 and in assists with 2.4 per game. "They're super-talented", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. It rarely happens that you can do that. [Full Article...]

Facebook data dispute reportedly prompts WhatsApp founder's exit

Facebook data dispute reportedly prompts WhatsApp founder's exit Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg replied to Koum's post and said he respected his decision. The Washington Post reported Monday that Koum is stepping down because of disagreements over Facebook's attempts to use the personal data of WhatsApp customers, as well as efforts to weaken the app's encryption . [Full Article...]

Fortnite Season 4 will launch tomorrow

Fortnite Season 4 will launch tomorrow They didn't reveal exactly how long the maintenance will last, or when we can expect the update to be available, but it will probably be a few hours after the scheduled downtime begins . Many Fortnite players are hoping for a new map in Battle Royale , but it would be a huge surprise if it happened tomorrow. Season 3 of the the Battle Pass ends a little before this update, at 3:30 AM EDT, so y... [Full Article...]

Every single village now has access to electricity: Narendra Modi

Every single village now has access to electricity: Narendra Modi Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report that says Modi claims all Indian villages have been provided electricity connection. In his Independence Day speech in 2015, PM Narendra Modi promised electrification of all in-electrified villages within 1000 days. [Full Article...]

NSFW: Siri spews curse word when asked to define 'mother'

NSFW: Siri spews curse word when asked to define 'mother' Also, it is stated in the dictionary that the word is of vulgar slang. It is said that Siri is getting the definition from Oxford Dictionary . Apple's virtual assistant Siri is under fire after it came to light that it has a surprising definition for the word "mother". [Full Article...]

Red Dead Redemption 2's third trailer coming May 2

Red Dead Redemption 2's third trailer coming May 2 As the game released first on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 before hitting the PC and current-gen systems, players likely double-dipped, but the numbers are impressive regardless. Wednesday's new RDR2 trailer might provide some details. If there's one game deserving of an announcement for just a trailer, that game is Red Dead Redemption 2 . [Full Article...]

Australian federal government pledges money to help great barrier reef

Australian federal government pledges money to help great barrier reef We must address crown-of-thorns-starfish outbreaks. Of course, Australia can't combat the heat stress of the oceans - that's something the entire human race is going to have to work on - but the effort will focus on factors that it can control, like fighting against water pollution and mitigating the effects of coral-eating sea creatures which have invaded some parts of the reef. [Full Article...]

Blue Origin flies New Shepard rocket for eighth time

Blue Origin flies New Shepard rocket for eighth time After separation, the booster will descend and fire its rocket against the surface to touch down on its landing legs, while the capsule will gradually float down on the end of a parachute. Once the BE-4 passes muster, Blue Origin plans to ramp up engine production at a new facility in Alabama, and integrate the engines with New Glenn rockets at its mammoth Florida factory. [Full Article...]

Ravens make last-gasp trade to pick Jackson

Ravens make last-gasp trade to pick Jackson It looked as it Jackson would have to wait until day two to hear his name called, but the Ravens traded two second-rounders - one in 2019 - and a fourth-rounder to the Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles to make Jackson their quarterback of the future. [Full Article...]

Europe, US, Canada 'Punch Hole' in Islamic State Web Propaganda

Europe, US, Canada 'Punch Hole' in Islamic State Web Propaganda European and U.S. law enforcement teams have disabled the key communications channels of the Islamic State group in a coordinated operation involving agencies in eight countries, Europol has said. A coordinated effort in August 2016 hit Amaq's mobile application and web infrastructure. Amaq News Agency was among the outlets targeted in coordinated take down operation. [Full Article...]

Ford to focus on trucks, SUVs, discontinue all cars but Mustang

Ford to focus on trucks, SUVs, discontinue all cars but Mustang Ford said that about 90% of its portfolio in North America will be trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles by 2020. It signals the end of the Fusion , Taurus , Focus , Fiesta and their RS and ST variants. After more than a century-long run, giant automakers like Ford can no longer escape the obvious: The demand for traditional cars is beginning to dry up, thanks to the evolving tastes o... [Full Article...]

EPS for Snap Inc. (SNAP) Expected At $-0.33 as of May, 1

EPS for Snap Inc. (SNAP) Expected At $-0.33 as of May, 1 Snap talked to users and discovered that the first pair were too bulky to easily fit in a pocket, and sized down the successor, so you can slip the glasses into a pocket. There's also the whole idea that it will be much more hard for those companies to copy hardware ideas than it is simply adding a new feature like stories . [Full Article...]

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stepping down, Shuntaro Furukawa taking his place

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stepping down, Shuntaro Furukawa taking his place He may be the ideal person to fill the communication gap that exists between Nintendo and investors. Aside from that, Furukawa will oversee Nintendo's growing mobile games business that, so far, has included games like "Pokémon GO" and "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp". [Full Article...]

Spider-Man PS4 Gets Another Surprise Suit From Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man PS4 Gets Another Surprise Suit From Marvel Cinematic Universe It was also revealed that most of Spider-Man's alternate costumes in the game (both unlockable within the game and attainable via pre-order) feature unique powers. Take control of a complex dual life, as a young adult with great powers... and evolving relationships. If you preorder the game today, whether on the PlayStation Store or at the retailer of your choice, you can still get all bonuses... [Full Article...]

Facebook Escapes Recent Data Privacy Scandals with Big Profit Gain

Facebook Escapes Recent Data Privacy Scandals with Big Profit Gain The Cambridge Analytica scandal , affecting up to 87 million users, generated calls for regulation and for users to leave the social network, but there was no sign that advertisers cared. The company said it was increasing the amount of money authorized to repurchase shares by an additional $9 billion. It's estimated that Facebook's net income increased to approximately $1.38 a share. [Full Article...]


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