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HTC Vive Pro premium VR arrives April 5 for $799

Our goal has always been to offer the most premium VR platform available and to drive adoption for VR, by lowering the price of the current Vive, we are making VR more accessible while expanding the potential market for developers. Anyone who picks up the Pro will only get their hands on the headset itself, so you'll need to already have a pair of controllers and base stations lying around.

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Stephen Hawking's last paper to demonstrate test for existence of parallel universes

The paper, entitled " A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation ", is now under review by a leading journal. Thomas Hertog, a professor of theoretical physics at KU Leuven University in Belgium who co-wrote the paper with Hawking says that " this was Stephen: to boldly go where Star Trek fears to tread ." .

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Apple is using a secret facility to produce their own displays

According to Bloomberg , while progress has been made by Apple in the development of these Micro-LED displays , "consumers will have to wait a few years before seeing the results". And it seems those displays could utilize MicroLED technology. When the iPhone SE was first introduced, it was meant to be their new "budget" smartphone and it was the device for those who still prefer to use a smaller phone.

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Brigitte is launching for Overwatch next week

Like her father, she provides plenty of support on the battlefield, dropping fix packs that heal injured allies or give an armour boost to comrades with full health. Barrier Shield - Brigitte deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage. Brigitte is combining two roles in Overwatch that teams sometimes find themselves without, and so far she has been a hit on the PTR servers.

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Mobile Galaxy S8 Oreo update rolling out now

Meanwhile, Android Headlines report that Galaxy Note 8 owners in France already started receiving Android 8.0 updates. The update brings many peculiar features to the device. Since the S8 and the Note 8 had similar software and hardware, the update for Note 8 had to be pushed back. The Android 8.0 update version G950USQU2CRB9 for the Galaxy S8 weighs 1.55 GB while the version G955USQU2CRB9 for the S8 Plus is 1.51 GB.

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Google to ban cryptocurrency adverts

The search engine giant on the other hand, rebutted this claim saying the update to their Financial Services regulations had nothing to do with the low views. Google's new policies are not restricted only to cryptocurrencies , but also various gambling products and services. Many startups sold their own custom virtual currencies in so-called initial coin offerings , which became a popular way to raise money to fund new software projects.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Announced For West, Out On August 28 For PS4

That's not all, though - pre-orders and first-run copies of Yakuza: Kiwami 2 will come in an elaborate SteelBook featuring Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda. All the in-game and cut-scene dialog has been re-recorded, with an emphasis on remaining "as true to the original as possible". The game will further explore what Goro Majima got up to after leaving the Tojo Clan and catch up with those close to him in his life, including an unexpected return of a major ...

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Invite-only Fortnite is already the top iPhone game in the US

Have you received your Fortnite for iOS invite code yet? iOS users were lucky enough to get their hands on Fortnite earlier today, but Fortnite Mobile for Android is coming sooner than later. You'll notice in the steps above that the guide is focused on current players of the game. Find out how to download the new Battle Royale on iOS, here.

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Financial crisis rules for banks eased by US Senate

The bill would allow custody banks such as BNY Mellon ( BK.N ) and State Street Corp ( STT.N ) to exempt the customer deposits they place with central banks from a stringent capital calculation requirement. Foreign banks would still be required to the stricter oversight requirements if they've more than the aforementioned sum in the USA and foreign assets.

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Top diplomats from US, South Korea meet

Kang is also scheduled to meet with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to talk about North Korea's nuclear weapons development in addition to other matters concerning Washington and Seoul, Noh said. Kang told PBS NewsHour she was "cautiously optimistic" denuclearization talks would happen between the U.S. and North Korea and that these would lead to "a breakthrough for a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear issue".

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Rihanna slams Snapchat over advert promoting domestic violence

Snapchat drew the ire of Barbadian-born superstar Rihanna - and then saw its share price take a dip - after publishing an ad for a game which asks users whether they would rather slap the singer or punch her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown . Rihanna emphasized in her post that she called out Snapchat not for herself, but for all domestic violence victims. On average, almost 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.

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Xiaomi launches updated Redmi Note 5 with brighter camera, AI

It's called the " Redmi Note 5 (AI Dual Camera)" which, yeah, is certainly not going to help their increasingly confusing portfolio. Xiaomi had launched the phone with an introductory price tag of Rs. The smartphone is powered by the 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with Adreno 506GPU. Storage can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.

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Retail listing says Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will be out soon

There are many things to note about this listing. It's certainly possible, but it seems very unlikely that such a game would be released with less than a month's worth of marketing and hype. Nearly certainly not, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it surface in some capacity later this year. Despite some of the controversy that surrounded the remaster of Modern Warfare , it was still seen as a great trip down memory lane by many of those who eventually played it.

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Xbox One X packing in Sea of Thieves for one week

If you haven't already picked up the Xbox One X, this sounds like a good time to do so. Xbox One is the only console where you can play with the best multiplayer community on the fastest, most reliable gaming network, Xbox Live , with games like Sea of Thieves and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds .

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Kepler, NASA's Planet Hunter, is running out of fuel

The telescope has only a few months left until his lights go out. In December, Kepler turned back to take a photograph of Earth, the bright smear across the right side of the image. However, Kepler blew NASA's expectations out of the water, when it completed an astonishing 16 campaigns. Last September, NASA sent the Cassini space craft on a "death dive" into Saturn, rather than risk it falling into one of the planet's moons, the agency explained.

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Intel Is Redesigning Its Processors To Improve Security

The vulnerabilities were dubbed Spectre and Meltdown , and provided malicious actors with avenues to access sensitive data - such as usernames and passwords - even if stored in protected memory. Even here, at WindowsReport, we write nearly weekly about various KB bugs and other vulnerabilities. KitGuru Says: Microsoft's bug bounty program has a lot of potential in quelling Spectre and Meltdown issues, and is perhaps the best effort we've seen towards a long-term solution for affected ...

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) crosses 5 million players on Xbox One

The game's soft launch in the West could mean that a USA release is not far away, but no release date has been revealed. The officially licensed port of the original PC version will feature the same gameplay of surviving against 99 other players in a shrinking map, with adjusted controls for mobile devices.

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Galaxy S9 release confirmed for 110 markets by end of March

With this arrangement, the Galaxy S9 64GB + Galaxy S8 64GB would cost you RM3,299 while the Galaxy S9+ 128GB and Galaxy S8 64GB combo is going for RM3,999. Unlike the MaxisONE Plan 158 and 128, where the device subsidy is between RM600 to RM1000 for the two devices, customers who opt for the MaxisONE Plan 188 will have to pay full price for the Galaxy S9 or S9+.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA permanently changed in space

The study looks at what happened to Kelly before, during and after he spent one year aboard the International Space Station through an extensive comparison with his identical twin, Mark, who remained on Earth. The change of 7% of Scott's DNA shows longer-term changes in genes identified with no less than five biological pathways and capacities. In particular, Chris Mason of Weill Cornell Medicine reported on the activation of Kelly's "space genes" while confirming the results of his ...

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For Microsoft, the future of gaming is in the cloud

But that has arguably been attempted before with OnLive which failed to find its feet; it did get snapped up by Sony but was promptly shut down. As The Verge notes, this isn't the most surprising news, as the behemoth company has been swallowing up and acquiring multiple gaming-related companies over the years with Havok (2015), Simplygon (2017), and PlayFab (2018), all of which have bolstered its ambitions in the space of cloud gaming.

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Russia to launch missions to Mars NEXT YEAR, Putin reveals

Recently NASA exhibited that the agency now can transmit HD videos from the Moon using Space Leaser Communication System. The rover will accumulate some rock sample and that sample will be placed in a tube. Officially called Mars InSight Roadshow , the caravan will stop over the following months in several locations along the coast, spanning from the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in the North and ending in Los Angeles in the South.

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Android Wear is now renamed to Wear OS by Google

There's a new name, a new logo, and a new website to promote the brand. In 2017, one out of three new Android Wear watch owners also used an iPhone . In 2017, just 0.02 percent of all app installs through Google Play were PHAs; outside of Google Play, this number was 1.22 percent. Speculations about Android Wear getting a rebrand have been circulating around the internet for some time.

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Ford Bronco, Shelby GT500 and new small SUV teased

Ford estimates that 2020 sales of SUVs could account for 50% of all retail vehicle sales, which is one reason that Ford is re-allocating $7 billion in capital spending from cars to SUVs, Ford officials noted in the presentation to journalists and analysts.

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Nest's video doorbell and smart lock are on sale now

And choose which room to prioritize when. Starting with the smart lock, like we said this is a collaboration between Nest and Yale. Nest's external temperature sensors will be available in April for $39 each, or $99 for a pack of three.

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Location searching on Google Maps to get easier in India

According to Google, "To access the " wheelchair accessible " routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps ". Interested developers can find out more about the new update over at the company's developer site . This enables us to create an immersive experience, tied to the players' location. Developers can choose particular buildings and locations and transform them into in-game elements.

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Google makes navigation easier for Indian users

Yes, it is no more a challenge for anybody to reach at a given residential address. The other reality is that millions of people and places in India are hard to locate - especially those in remote areas. The last six characters are the local code, describing the neighborhood and the building, an area of roughly 14 x 14 meters - about the size of one half of a basketball court.

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State of Decay 2 Collector's Edition features a latex zombie mask

They gave details on the contents of the package. Microtransactions have been a proven way to milk some more money from fans after they've already made a decision to buy the game, or even as the main way to profit from game development for makers of free-to-play titles.

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Ford Recalls More Than 1 Million Vehicles Over Steering Wheel Problem

Steering wheel recalls are rare but not unprecedented. If that's not fixed, the steering wheel could detach from the vehicle, causing the driver to lose the ability to steer. Any action carried out on affected vehicles will be free of charge. Ford says it knows of two accidents and one injury allegedly related to the defect.

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Astronaut finds his DNA no longer identical to his twin brother

According to preliminary findings from the NASA researchers, upon his return from the International Space Station (ISS) after spending 340 days there, Scott had grown 2 inches taller, his body mass had decreased, his gut bacteria were completely different and even his genetic coding had changed significantly.

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Rumor: New Splinter Cell to Be Announced at E3 2018

The last game in the series came out in August 2013 which was three months before the release of the then new PS4 and Xbox One consoles. " We are not forgetting Splinter Cell ". The listing was quickly removed, but not before a Reddit user captured the image for endless fan analysis and hype. Ironside is known for playing Splinter Cell's main hero Sam Fisher for the first five titles before being replaced for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist by Eric Johnson.

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Fortnite Server Issues Impacting Matchmaking And Logins, Epic Confirms

Fortnite mobile: when will the game come to Android? Reports on Down Detector show reports continuing for a few hours, and though Epic acknowledged that it was looking into the matter, it didn't provide many details. This means that console and PC players don't necessarily have to team up with mobile players and vice-versa. Something else you won't see in the next update? Finding a way to squeeze 100 players onto that small, distracting slab of metal in our pockets is certainly a ...

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Did Neymar Just Mock Stephen Hawking?

The Theory Of Everything became the title of the 2014 film that charted Prof Hawking's early life and how he came to terms with motor neurone disease, the crippling disease that gradually paralysed him. "At times , I thought he was me". For the party itself, Stephen Hawking hung up a large white banner which read "Welcome Time Travelers", and had numerous white, blue and purple balloons adorning the room.

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Microsoft Claims E3 2018 Will Be Its Biggest Showing Ever

Microsoft and Xbox will still have a presence at the main LACC with a Mixer booth where show attendees can stream games, interact with new titles, and catch up on the E3 news live. PT. Xbox will still have a presence on the E3 show floor, but it will be less game-focused than in years past. Xbox has detailed its E3 2018 press conference, including a change of venue that places it right beside E3 itself.

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Set location-based reminders with your voice on Google Home

For example, "Hey Google, remind me to pick up some bacon at Wal Mart" will trigger a notification only when you're around a Wal Mart, while "Hey Google, remind me to pick up flowers from the florist" will trigger when you're near any florist.

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Valve Reveals Optional Monthly Subscription Service for Dota 2

Dota Plus will be replacing the Battles Pass from now on. A new subscription service called Dota Plus has been recently revealed for the free to play PC game Dota 2 , an evolution of the previously available Battle Pass granting several perks.


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