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California blaze rages near Yosemite park California blaze rages near Yosemite park
- July 20, 2017

More than 1,400 fire personnel from multiple agencies were dispatched to fight the "extreme and aggressive fire" via air and ground but the battle was complicated by severe temperatures and humidity, fire officials said. Smoke from a 15,500-acre fire in Mariposa County, California is blowing smoking into the Tahoe Basin, according to the National Weather Service Reno. (more...)
Samsung Pay Announces Partnership to Allow Users to Pay via PayPal Samsung Pay Announces Partnership to Allow Users to Pay via PayPal
- July 18, 2017

After looking through both my Samsung Pay and PayPal apps, I'm not finding a way to now connect the two. That's good news for PayPal, which should be able to take a certain share of transaction fees through Samsung Pay payments. "By adding PayPal to Samsung Pay, we will combine Samsung's ubiquitous payment solution with PayPal's seamless and secure mobile wallet - delivering easy access to a simple, secure payment experience". (more...)
Street Fighter 5 DLC Adds Massive Fighter Abigail Street Fighter 5 DLC Adds Massive Fighter Abigail
- July 17, 2017

While Abigail will likely be a tough cookie to crumble due to a high defense and attack, his slow-moving grapple style could leave him open to defeat by speedier opponents or those who rely heavily on projectiles. Mika will look on-screen. Further, there is something ridiculous about his character, and he is seen driving an imaginary auto as part of his introduction. (more...)
Andromeda Gets A Free, Lengthy Demo And A New Trailer Andromeda Gets A Free, Lengthy Demo And A New Trailer
- July 16, 2017

The trial is similar to those offered by Origin Access on PC and EA Access on Xbox One. BioWare detailed the free trial over on Mass Effect's website stating that players can download the full game and play up to 10 hours in Andromeda's world. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets first-person-only servers next month PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets first-person-only servers next month
- July 15, 2017

Which is good news for all you first-person fanatics. He said the update will be rolled out first to North America and Europe solo and duo games, but would eventually make its way to the rest of the world after more "polish". The game sold 2 million copies just five weeks after arriving on Steam , with that figure now having breached the 4 million mark. However, Greene recently revealed that the development team has made a decision to push back the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ... (more...)
Big Baller Dad: Don't read anything into Lonzo Ball wearing Nike Big Baller Dad: Don't read anything into Lonzo Ball wearing Nike
- July 14, 2017

Ball, as ESPN noted, hit the court in a pair of purple Kobe Bryant signature shoes from Nike, foregoing his usual Big Baller Brand kicks. Boston has been the best team in the tournament and Philadelphia competed well with them last night. (more...)
Merkel defends Ivanka Trump for sitting in on G-20 meeting Merkel defends Ivanka Trump for sitting in on G-20 meeting
- July 10, 2017

At a meeting in 2007, he reportedly bought a dog into the room despite it being publicly known she had a long-standing fear of the animals. Ivanka Trump has to date, twice occupied her father's post and continued to do so at the G-20 summit held in Hamburg on Saturday. (more...)
Destiny 2 Open Beta Dated, Video Available Destiny 2 Open Beta Dated, Video Available
- July 08, 2017

IGN has given all the Destiny 2 fans a chance to glance at the most notable feature of Social Hub. This means that we'll get access to the Warlocks' Dawnblade, the Hunters' Arcstrider, and the Titans' Sentinel. Character Progression: You'll receive rewards for defeating your enemies - be they Cabal, Vex, or other Guardians - but the Beta does not represent how your characters will evolve in Destiny 2 . (more...)
Camera maker RED has announced an Android phone with holographic display Camera maker RED has announced an Android phone with holographic display
- July 08, 2017

The marketing speak for the RED Hydrogen One doesn't stop there with the company also talking about modularity . If you want to snap up the smartphone as soon as possible, it is now available for pre-order on RED's website. It also promises that the phone will use "a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts stereo sound into expansive multi-dimensional audio". "It is not lenticular, which is inferior tech in every way, has been tried many times before and failed for good ... (more...)
Asus ZenFone 4 Max launches in Russian Federation Asus ZenFone 4 Max launches in Russian Federation
- July 05, 2017

Sadly, the company has made no official announcements about the pricing details and availability of the Asus Zenfone 4 Max mid-range smartphone for other markets. On the front , the ZenFone AR sports an 8-megapixel camera . But while a big battery is nothing new at this point is, being able to realistically use your phone as a power bank is. (more...)
Moto X4 tipped to come with dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 630 SoC Moto X4 tipped to come with dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 630 SoC
- July 05, 2017

Unlike previous budget Android smartphones from Motorola , the new Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus both feature premium metal bodies and come with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the front. The processor from MediaTek which powers new Moto M is 6755 Octa-core with four cortex A53 cores and four ARMv8 Cores. Or more specifically, a mod that lest you attach actual, real life camera lenses to your smartphone. (more...)
Connecticut's gas prices lower for the holiday Connecticut's gas prices lower for the holiday
- July 04, 2017

SC continues to carry the cheapest gas in the country at $1.90. Today, consumers can find gas for $2.00 or less at one out of every four gas stations in the country. AAA officials say the combination of tepid demand and increased gasoline and crude oil output continues to put "downward pressure" on gas prices. (more...)
JJ Redick, Sixers agree to one-year, $23 million contract JJ Redick, Sixers agree to one-year, $23 million contract
- July 02, 2017

Redick is looking to nail down a new contract somewhere other than with the L.A. Clippers and he is getting plenty of interest from different teams. However, as free agency approached it became increasingly clear that Redick was not in the Clippers' plans and that he was no longer interested in them. (more...)
Florentino Perez Denies Manchester United Have Reached Alvaro Morata Agreement Florentino Perez Denies Manchester United Have Reached Alvaro Morata Agreement
- June 30, 2017

Manchester United have been in talks with Real Madrid , but Perez indicated that intermediaries are at behind work and he is yet to be part of any direct negotiations with the Premier League giants. Morata is keen to play regular football next season and is trying to force his way out of Real Madrid , with Manchester United believed to be his preferred destination this summer. (more...)
Snapchat's 'Snap Map' Raising Some Concerns for Parents Snapchat's 'Snap Map' Raising Some Concerns for Parents
- June 27, 2017

The new opt-in " Snap Map " feature shares your location with your Snapchat friends, but does it cross a line? The new feature of the once private app is freaking some people out as it broadcasts your exact location every time you open the app, whether or not you snap. (more...)
Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft
- June 26, 2017

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, said the console would be able to play games at 4K resolution while the system would run games at 60 frames per second (fps). "That's why S launched a year ago, the way it looks, that is the console that will drive most of the volume for us in pure unit sales", he explained. (more...)
Modern Warfare Remastered to See Standalone Release at Exceptional Price Modern Warfare Remastered to See Standalone Release at Exceptional Price
- June 24, 2017

The standalone version of Modern Warfare Remastered will be available in stores and for digital download first on PlayStation 4 on June 27. There will be dedicated servers for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered multiplayer mode. (more...)
Microsoft Xbox One X Price Confirmed: Does The Pricing Meet Customers' Expectation?
- June 23, 2017

Microsoft looks to take the lead in the 4kKgaming world with what they are calling the smallest and 'most powerful console ever.' The claim doesn't look to be that farfetched as the system is significantly more powerful than Sony's Playstation 4 Pro and can run some games at an incredible 4k/60 frames per second. (more...)
Golden Knights 'willing to negotiate deals' so National Hockey League teams can protect assets
- June 19, 2017

The Predators were put in a bind by exposing Neal, a 10-time 20-goal-scorer, because they elected to protect a fourth defenseman. Brayden McNabb, defenseman: Likely to be the odd-man out on the protected list . The other 30 teams in the league will have the option of protecting either seven forwards , three defensemen , and a goaltender, or eight skaters overall and a goaltender. (more...)
Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform Facebook says using AI to fight terrorism on its platform
- June 16, 2017

In the past, Facebook and other tech giants relied mostly on users and human moderators to identify offensive content. Facebook on Thursday said it was ramping up the use of artificial intelligence in a push to make the social network "a hostile place" for terrorists and extremists to spread messages of hate. (more...)