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Research Facebook Updates Policy To Combat Fake News
Author: 0 Facebook Updates Policy To Combat Fake News

Facebook announced on Monday that it's blocking Pages - a term used to describe a group's own account on the massive social network - from posting advertisements if they repeatedly share false news. What about conspiracy theories that claim to just be "asking questions" from the many, many properties that follow in the the Infowars mold? The issue again come to a head this May when French voters encountered a slew of false news stories ahead of that country's presidential election.

Research Microsoft reveals detailed Windows Mixed Reality Holiday plans
Author: 0 Microsoft reveals detailed Windows Mixed Reality Holiday plans

The Visor is Dell's official name for the new headset that will be using Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform, which also means it'll be compatible with Windows 10 PCs and it joins other options which have already been announced and are now available to developers, such as the Mixed Reality headsets from HP and Acer .

Research Sony Cuts Price To PSVR, Now One Of The Most Affordable
Author: 0 Sony Cuts Price To PSVR, Now One Of The Most Affordable

That base package only included the headset, not the required PlayStation Camera, so the new bundle means an effective price drop of roughly $50 to $60. Sony dropping the price of the PS VR follows the temporary price reduction of the Oculus Rift as well as the recent lowering of the HTC Vive's price.

Research Novartis: Positive results from cardio-drug study
Author: 0 Novartis: Positive results from cardio-drug study

The CANTOS trial aimed to test whether reducing inflammation in patients who had a prior heart attack can lower the risk of another cardiovascular event. The results showed that the cancer death rate was only half as large among those getting canakinumab, while death rates for lung cancer were lower in people getting the top two dose.

Research Apple iPhone product launch event September 12
Author: 0 Apple iPhone product launch event September 12

Not only will we be seeing an iPhone 7s but there will be a new third-tier iPhone, featuring a complete redesign, ranging from the display to the build materials. The wireless charger will charge the next iPhones at full speed, just as they can charge other mobile devices without the use of wires. The new phone would have an increased memory, too.

Research Fitbit unveils first smartwatch - and wireless headphones
Author: 0 Fitbit unveils first smartwatch - and wireless headphones

The connected timepiece features built-in Global Positioning System, heart rate monitoring, payment support, swim tracking and four days battery life among the standout features . Ionic will be available in stores worldwide beginning October 2017, including major North American retailers Amazon , Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, Macy's, REI, Target and Verizon.

Research Apple Plans 4K TV Box Reveal in Renewed Living Room Push
Author: 0 Apple Plans 4K TV Box Reveal in Renewed Living Room Push

The box will need to be paired with a television capable of playing 4K HDR content to bring out its full potential. The new set-top box model will come with High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and will reportedly have a quicker processor. The Apple company is jumping into the TV game. They said the new model will support HDR along with 4K, which fits with code found in the HomePod firmware earlier this month.

Research RX Vega Shortage to Extend Until October?
Author: 0 RX Vega Shortage to Extend Until October?

The design of the Vega series integrates high bandwidth memory into the GPU, which makes the packaging process a little more hard, and has resulted in yield rates that are lower than anticipated. We'll see if AMD can turn around its Vega supply issues before October actually arrives, but in the meantime, you might want to jump on these cards if you're lucky enough to find one available.

Research PlayStation Network Leak Reveals Yakuza 2 Remake
Author: 0 PlayStation Network Leak Reveals Yakuza 2 Remake

When this is released in the West is anyone's guess, but we got two Yakuza games (0 and Kiwami ) this year. Releasing on mobile devices and PC in 2018 as a free-to-play game, Yakuza Online will also introduce the new main Yakuza protagonist: Kasuga Ichiban.

Research PUBG briefly surpassed 'Dota 2' for most concurrents on Steam
Author: 0 PUBG briefly surpassed 'Dota 2' for most concurrents on Steam

It was a short-lived victory ( PUBG is down to "just" 450,000 as of this writing), but it's no mean feat when PlayerUnknown and crew were happy to have broken 500,000 just a few weeks earlier. Both Dota 2 and CS:GO meanwhile have been around for years and enjoy the full support of Valve, which owns and operates Steam , while Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene's Battlegrounds was only revealed last summer.

Research Sack CM, throw out Haryana BJP government: CPI-M
Author: 0 Sack CM, throw out Haryana BJP government: CPI-M

The Haryana government on Saturday said that no resident of Panchkula, the epicentre of the violence, had been reported missing, injured or killed. Honeypreet is believed to be now living in the house of a Dera follower at Rohtak. PTI Panchkula: A Security personnel stands towards vehicles burning in violence following Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim�s conviction in Panchkula on Friday.

Research Reliance Jio temporarily stops pre-booking of JioPhone
Author: 0 Reliance Jio temporarily stops pre-booking of JioPhone

The process for pre-booking the much-awaited JioPhone which commenced at 5:30 pm on Thursday has been closed now. Users who want the phones can now register their interest for the JioPhone by visiting the Jio.com portal and clicking on the Register Now tab.

Research Oh no! Facebook is down for thousands of users
Author: 0 Oh no! Facebook is down for thousands of users

At its peak there were more than 1,500 reports of people experiencing problems getting onto the website. The issues appear to be affecting Instagram as well. While another added: "The Millennials are going insane with Facebook and Instagram down #facebookdown". While the issues are creating problems for Facebook and Instagram, Twitter users are having some fun with it.

Research This Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse is Being Made with Crowdsourced Photos
Author: 0 This Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse is Being Made with Crowdsourced Photos

Several major cities will be also in the direct path of the 2024 total solar eclipse , including Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York and Montreal, Canada. The next total solar eclipse to cross the United States from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans, like last Monday's eclipse, happens in only 28 years, on August 12, 2045.

Research Google Pixel 2 Design Rumors Pick Up As Launch Date Nears
Author: 0 Google Pixel 2 Design Rumors Pick Up As Launch Date Nears

Similarly, it is not known whether the headphones will be offered as part of the Google Pixel 2 package, or purchased separately as an add-on. However, the jury is still out on this one, and Google could yet arm the Pixel 2 with the 836. If past year is any indication, the difference between the two Snapdragon chips will be nearly unnoticeable. This would be an interesting choice. If Google were to turn around one year later and do the exact same thing that would be a tad hypocritical.

Research DJI Spark Firmware Update Enhances Flight Safety
Author: 0 DJI Spark Firmware Update Enhances Flight Safety

Owners of DJI's latest and smallest quadcopter must update their firmware by September the 1st or their machines will automatically ground themselves. DJI will be releasing a new firmware update today to further enhance flight safety and performance of the DJI Spark . China-based drone manufacturer DJI said in a press release that the new firmware update for the Spark drone will enhance its battery management system, for the optimization of power supply while in flight.

Research WikiLeaks hints at Aadhar data access by Central Intelligence Agency
Author: 0 WikiLeaks hints at Aadhar data access by Central Intelligence Agency

Again the Wikileaks on its official website said "The OTS (Office of Technical Services ), a branch of the Central Intelligence Agency , has a biometric collection system that is provided to liaison services around the world - with the expectation for sharing of the biometric takes collected on the systems".

Research Razer's Wolverine Ultimate Xbox Controller Is Absolutely Bonkers
Author: 0 Razer's Wolverine Ultimate Xbox Controller Is Absolutely Bonkers

The new Razer Wolverine Ultimate does indeed offer a wide range of customisation options with the D-Pad and the thumbsticks being interchangeable, as well as offering a complement of six remappable triggers and buttons. "We've taken our time with the development of the Razer Wolverine Ultimate to really get it right", says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.

Research Saina, Sindhu ensure two medals, heartbreak for Srikanth
Author: 0 Saina, Sindhu ensure two medals, heartbreak for Srikanth

Saina, 12th seed, fought off home favourite and 16th seed Kirsty Gilmour 21-19, 18-21, 21-15 in an hour and 14 minutes to assure India of at least a bronze medal. Earlier in the day, Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the tournament after suffering a shock defeat to top seed Son Wan Ho . In many ways it had been the ideal match, just competitive enough to give her a work-out without any major alarms, albeit there was a reminder of the need to maintain concentration at this level when, from ...

Author: 0 Medtronic PLC (MDT) Shares Gap Down After Analyst Downgrade

Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) has risen 128.96% since August 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Northwest Investment Counselors Ltd Liability Company reported 0.62% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc.

Research BlackBerry will reportedly license its custom Android OS to other manufacturers
Author: 0 BlackBerry will reportedly license its custom Android OS to other manufacturers

The struggling Canadian company fell behind the OS race, announcing its first Android-powered smartphone just two years ago in 2015 when other Android OEMs had five to six generations of flagships already. BlackBerry has a similar partnership with BB Merah Putih for the Indonesian market and China's TCL for rest of the global markets. According to the online publication, the Canadian company is now in talks with various hardware manufacturers to reach licensing agreements for the ...

Research Possible Half-Life 3 Plot Summary Posted By Former Valve Writer
Author: 0 Possible Half-Life 3 Plot Summary Posted By Former Valve Writer

Marc Laidlaw , former writer at Valve , recently Tweeted out what some are speculating to be a plot summary for the long-rumored, never-seen Half-Life 2: Episode 3 . Half-Life 3 has transcended from potential game to full-on meme, and any mention of its future release is instantly regarded as a joke by nearly every fan.

Research Android 8.0 Oreo Will Protect You from Installing Harmful Apps
Author: 0 Android 8.0 Oreo Will Protect You from Installing Harmful Apps

The tweet reads, "We're excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11 , U Ultra , & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4". Going by HTC's past track record, some variants are likely going to have to wait much longer than the unlocked models, which are usually the first to receive major updates.

Research Ford seeks expansion in China through new joint venture
Author: 0 Ford seeks expansion in China through new joint venture

Therefore, the company is looking to get a strong foothold in this market by forming a joint venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile - now the market leader in the domestic compact electric auto market - and developing an all-new zero-emissions vehicle.

Research Armenian is on United States sanctions' list — Newspaper
Author: 0 Armenian is on United States sanctions' list — Newspaper

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped punitive measures on a series of Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear programme and trying to evade US sanctions. The Russian Gefest-M company, which, according to the USA, has ties with the Korea Tangun Trading Corporation, also is on this list. "It is unacceptable for individuals and companies in China, Russia and elsewhere to enable North Korea to generate income used to develop ...