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Research Sprint and T-Mobile abandon merger talks
Author: 0 Sprint and T-Mobile abandon merger talks

The companies' unusual step of making a joint announcement on the canceled negotiations could indicate they still recognize the merits of a merger and could keep the door open for potential future talks. Mark Stodden, telecom analyst at Moody's, said "To really take the kind of next step from a business that has been stabilized to a business that has been growing is going to require a new more intense investment phase".

Research Note 8 Freezing for Some Users, Samsung Promises Fix
Author: 0 Note 8 Freezing for Some Users, Samsung Promises Fix

E-FOTA enables IT admins to comprehensively manage a fleet of devices through centralized OS and software version control and scheduled updates. Starting today, owners of the devices in South Korea, the United States, and the UK can download this beta firmware and play with Oreo before it's released to the public.

Author: 0 New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode

A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise. Moving from the exotic locales of older games, Far Cry 5 is calling Montana, US home, where you'll be shooting your way through a gun-toting religious cult.

Research The Last of Us Part II Gets a New Trailer
Author: 0 The Last of Us Part II Gets a New Trailer

Towards the end of the trailer is a special guest: Joel , her friend and father-figure in the first game. There isn't a release date yet but it's definitely on many people's to play lists. Druckmann adds that Naughty Dog won't be revealing more about the game's narrative or new characters for now, instead allowing the five-minute video to do the talking and let its mysteries remain unsolved.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5T Release Date Could Be 16th November

Meanwhile, a pre-order page of the phone has appeared on China's Oppo Mart where images show the OnePlus 5T with thin bezels along with a list of specifications and an estimated delivery. It is not yet clear if the resolution will change for either the rear snappers, or the front. It is most likely to feature 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Research PlayStation Will Announce At Least Seven New Games Tomorrow
Author: 0 PlayStation Will Announce At Least Seven New Games Tomorrow

Sony has announced that there's still plenty to come in terms of video game announcements this year with big plans to announce more games at Paris Games Week on Monday. You won't want to miss it. Of course, they're likely going to be games for 2018 and later, but hey we can't not get excited about it. The event is set to live stream on YouTube and fans will get to see the announcement in real-time.

Research NASA tracking mysterious object from outside our solar system
Author: 0 NASA tracking mysterious object from outside our solar system

Scientists have detected the dusty tails of six exocomets - comets outside our solar system - orbiting a faint star 800 light years from Earth. It could be the first interstellar object to visit the solar system that has been detected and observed by astronomers, NASA announced yesterday.

Author: 0 Microsoft beats forecasts as cloud boosts quarterly results

Microsoft managed to grow both revenue ($24.5 billion, up 12%) and profits ($6.6 billion, up 16%), showing the gains were not simply due to cutting. Server products and cloud services revenue grew 17 percent. Revenue from Microsoft's intelligent cloud business rose almost 14 percent to $6.92 billion in the first quarter ended September 30. The rise in subscription sales for Azure and for corporate and consumer versions of Office 365 also provides more stable and recurring revenue.

Research Nintendo's Animal Crossing is finally coming to mobile
Author: 0 Nintendo's Animal Crossing is finally coming to mobile

Your goal is to make friends with the cute and chill animals, improve your cute and chill house, and do cute and chill activities like play hide-and-seek or find fossils to donate to the village museum. Does Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp have microtransactions? There will also be friendship levels for the other animals, which can be increased by performing errands or handing over gifts.

Author: 0 Essential Phone gets massive price cut ahead of iPhone X launch

At the new $499 price, I think it is almost a no-brainer to pick up the Essential Phone . Despite sporting an interesting design, edge-to-edge display, and having introduced the screen "notch" well ahead of Apple's iPhone X , the Essential Phone hasn't really taken the U.S.

Research Original Xbox Games Backward Compatibility Are Now Live For Xbox One S
Author: 0 Original Xbox Games Backward Compatibility Are Now Live For Xbox One S

They'll also utilize a 10-bit color depth whereas the Xbox 360 restricted games to 8-bit color depth. You can play multiplayer games with these titles across console types, but only in System Link mode. Most of these games will still run at 4:3 aspect ratio, with the exception of Ninja Gaiden Black which supports 16:9. Below are the Xbox games coming to Xbox One .

Research Pokemon Go Halloween Event 2017
Author: 0 Pokemon Go Halloween Event 2017

Witch-Hat Pikachu can also be found and captured in the wild during the Halloween event. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double sweets, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT.

Research Orionid meteor shower peaks this week
Author: 0 Orionid meteor shower peaks this week

This year's Orionid meteor shower should be especially good because there will be little moonlight that could otherwise drown out the meteors . The meteors you see are particles that were shed by Comet 1P/Halley, which is known in popular culture as Halley's Comet .

Author: 0 Motorola announces Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa for Moto Z

Well, that statement has now turned incarnate, as Motorola has unveiled a Moto Smart Speaker today with Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to access all your favorite home functions on the go. Motorola claims that the built-in battery on the Alexa Moto Mod can last up to 15 hours. This new Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa arrives in November for $149.99 at places like Amazon, Best Buy, Verizon, and Motorola's online shop.

Research Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
Author: 0 Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

The set was developed by Maia Weinstock, and was created to celebrate successful women in STEM fields. Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton helped develop computer software for the Apollo and Mercury missions. As a part of LEGO Ideas, this set was first proposed to the public earlier this year by Weinstock. Today, LEGO is developing more gender-neutral sets and finding new ways to encourage girls to become a STEM superstar.

Research Colliding stars reveal their gravitational wave secrets
Author: 0 Colliding stars reveal their gravitational wave secrets

Some 130 light years away, the two stars began an unstoppable dance, drawing closer and closer to each other, until they were spinning around each other more than 500 times per second, distorting space and time as they did so. LIGO includes two instruments, in Livingston, Louisiana, and in Hanford, Washington. Interestingly, the August 17 event was almost missed because the gravitational wave signal was not immediately evident in Livingston data due to a burst of noise.

Research Microsoft unveils Surface Book 2
Author: 0 Microsoft unveils Surface Book 2

That's a bold claim, but one that's well backed up by numbers. It's more powerful, with quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core processors across most of the line and GeForce 10-series graphics on all Core i7 variants. For more information and specifications jump over to the official Microsoft website by following the link below. TechRepublic's sister site CNET praised the sharp display and high-end specs of the first-gen Surface Book but criticized the high cost of the premium models and ...

Author: 0 Garmin thinks Amazon Alexa in your auto is the next big thing

Garmin has also included Garmin GPS turn-by-turn navigation, which can be activated with voice commands like " Alexa , ask Garmin to find the nearest rest stop". What's more, the Garmin Speak integrates Alexa services through the auto stereo, meaning you can listen to music, audiobooks, news and weather through a full-fledged sound system (comparatively) instead of tiny speaker.

Research Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple
Author: 0 Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

The cars in NY would run at Level 4 autonomy, meaning a human passenger (for the most part) monitors the systems and the vehicle navigates. I'd expect more major cities to become testing targets for Cruise as capacity and local regulators allow, then, since it seems like GM will aim to deploy and future consumer self-driving services in those areas first.

Author: 0 Google Maps to Remove Calorie Counter from iOS Apps

Said feature informed to give users a general estimation of how many calories got burned during walks, which is a rather standard feature of many a fitness-oriented apps like Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, and Endomondo. For now, we don't know whether Google will bring this feature back. Taylor Lorenz , politics writer for The Hill and freelance tech reporter over at Mic discovered that there was no way to opt out of or turn off the feature - a troubling issue, as people who could potentially ...

Research Tesla Motors fires hundreds of workers after performance reviews
Author: 0 Tesla Motors fires hundreds of workers after performance reviews

If a Tesla driver's insurance goes up, "there is a simple solution", Musk said. The automaker produced about 25,000 vehicles in the third quarter, but only 260 were Model 3s, much lower than the 1,500 it expected to produce. He said that suppliers will be held to high standards and deadlines or otherwise they could be fired - adding that "if you can make a human in 9 months, you can make a tool in 9 months", in reference to the Model 3 production timeline.

Author: 0 KRACK Attack: 41% of Android Devices Affected And Easy To Hack

Unlike in past when older WiFi security protocols have been compromised, there is nothing to replace WPA2. "Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected", he said . A security researcher has gone public with more information about a serious flaw in the WPA2 security protocol that blows the security of wireless networking wide open.

Research Hurricane Ophelia forms in the Atlantic
Author: 0 Hurricane Ophelia forms in the Atlantic

The storm rapidly intensified before making landfall in Texas on August 25 as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. In weather terms however, it is still too early to say for definite whether this storm will impact Ireland to the forecasted strength as predicted, but as for now, it's current path suggests this will be a major weather event.

Research Nokia 9 Leaks Show Curved Glass Display and Dual Rear Cameras
Author: 0 Nokia 9 Leaks Show Curved Glass Display and Dual Rear Cameras

Nestled in the extremely shiny rear panel of the Nokia 9 is a vertically-arranged dual-lens camera, which appears to protrude quite a bit. Having launched impressive smartphones such as the Nokia 8 , even to the extent of promising Android P for all its current smartphones, the future is bright for both HMD and Nokia .