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Author: 0 Telltale's Batman features real image of assassinated Russian diplomat

Although Telltale Games' prompt response must be appreciated, it certainly raises questions regarding the QA testing of games, and as to how such a public and disturbing image made it to the final version of the game. You can see the image from Batman The Enemy Within below which contain that actual victim of the assassination . Our man Patrick reviewed the game recently and said: " Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 2 - The Pact moves the series' story forward nicely, confronting ...

Electronics IOC suspends Brazil Olympic Committee, Rio 2016 boss over vote-buying case
Author: 0 IOC suspends Brazil Olympic Committee, Rio 2016 boss over vote-buying case

The Brazilian National Olympic Committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss its suspension. In a statement, the IOC said the Brazilian Olympic Committee was also suspended due to its responsibility for Rio's bid. Nuzman is accused of arranging more than US$2 million in bribes in order to ensure Rio de Janeiro was elected host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Businessman Arturo Soares, a contractor for Cabral's administration, is alleged to have delivered the payments.

Electronics Super Mario Odyssey new overview trailer: It's time to get excited
Author: 0 Super Mario Odyssey new overview trailer: It's time to get excited

That's not very far off, so Nintendo has released a special overview trailer showcasing what we can expect to see in the game when it's launched. Mario teams up with a new friend, Cappy . There's a lot more the trailer covers - including Super Mario Odyssey's two-player mode - but we won't spoil it all here. In what looks like one of Cappy's most fun features, he can be tossed on the head of an enemy , or on top of various objects, to take it over.

Electronics Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Price Possibly Revealed
Author: 0 Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker Price Possibly Revealed

That price does include 6 months of free Skype calls to mobile phones and landlines in the United States., but given the prevalence of VOIP via apps such as Facetime and Messenger this is unlikely to be a major enticement. From this new menu, users can sign into smart home services, thereby giving Cortana control. The Invoke will be a US -only product the page confirms.

Electronics Carentan will officially return in Call of Duty: WWII
Author: 0 Carentan will officially return in Call of Duty: WWII

According to Sledgehammer, Call of Duty: WWII's full suite of anti-hacking/cheating tech wasn't yet implemented in the beta, and security will be tighter in the final game. Pre-ordering the game is a low commitment. Well, it seems it's not a rumor anymore as the official Call of Duty Twitter account confirmed it! Get ready for a bit of nostalgia because a classic " Call of Duty " map will make its way to " Call of Duty : WW2".

Electronics Japanese F1 GP: Lewis Hamilton is 'prepared for war' at Suzuka
Author: 0 Japanese F1 GP: Lewis Hamilton is 'prepared for war' at Suzuka

But an optimistic Hamilton reported: "The auto was a lot better this morning in the dry than it was in the last race". Going into the race, Hamilton hinted at high rates of tyre wear due to the layout of the first sector of Suzuka and also predicted that Ferrari will be on the pace on Sunday.

Electronics The best smartphone for photography is the Pixel 2
Author: 0 The best smartphone for photography is the Pixel 2

The color accuracy, clarity, and contrast of the Galaxy S8 also earned top marks against the iPhone 8 and its predecessor, the S7. Overall, both the Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus settled at 94/100. Google has managed to provide a great camera for sure, but what really makes a big leap in the performance of the phone's camera is its artificial intelligence that's giving it a palpable lead over Apple's brilliant camera chops.

Electronics Samsung Note 8 finally hits the Kenyan market
Author: 0 Samsung Note 8 finally hits the Kenyan market

In other words, it's capable of taking shots without that much noise even when zoomed in or in low-light settings and focusing on the subject fairly quick. DxOMark's newly published test of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has awarded it the same score of 94 that the Apple's iPhone 8 Plus achieved - just ahead of the iPhone 8's score of 92.

Electronics Indian shares post first weekly gain in three, Tata Steel jumps 5%
Author: 0 Indian shares post first weekly gain in three, Tata Steel jumps 5%

On Thursday, the benchmark indices closed with marginal losses. At 10.30 AM: Sensex zoomed over 187 points or 0.59% at 31,779.76 while the wider Nifty was up by over 68 points or 0.69% at 9,956.85. Market breadth was in the favour of gainers, with about 2 stocks advancing to every 1 stock that declined. Domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 519.03 crore, while foreign fund outflows stood at Rs 656.50 crore yesterday, according to provisional data from ...

Electronics Destiny 2 Xur Items and Location for October 6
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Xur Items and Location for October 6

Xur will only be sticking around until the weekly reset on Tuesday, October 10th, so make sure you pay him a visit before then if you're interested in any of this week's items. He is not selling any cosmetic items but only one weapon and three exotic armour pieces. It also provides healing and increased movement speed when an ally is killed.

Electronics AIM will shut down after 20 years
Author: 0 AIM will shut down after 20 years

It's hard to imagine that many people are still using AIM, so that change, nor this upcoming shutdown, are likely to make a huge difference. AIM's parent company Oath started killing off the service's features months ago . On Dec. 15, AIM will be signing off for the last time-and the internet is pretty dang devastated. The death of AOL Instant Messenger, which began in 1997, marks the end of an era-and a nostalgic reminder of a time when the Internet was a shiny, new, and uncharted ...

Electronics Toyota confirms sports vehicle concept for Tokyo
Author: 0 Toyota confirms sports vehicle concept for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed that the electric part of the concept's drivetrain uses hardware from Toyota's World Endurance Championship racing auto, the TS050 Hybrid, but it has yet to announce the specifications of the combustion engine side. The name " CRUISER ", traditionally used for the Toyota SUV line, used the Tj Cruiser to express the power of the vehicle . With sliding doors down each side and a large-opening rear hatch, the TJ Cruiser is created to make great use of its highly ...

Electronics Fortnite: Battle Royale prompted engine-wide Unreal improvements
Author: 0 Fortnite: Battle Royale prompted engine-wide Unreal improvements

In a recent announcement , the developers claim they have already banned "thousands" of accounts. Even if you're not working with Unreal Engine for your current project, the post makes for an interesting read thanks to the way the team breaks each of the optimizations down and explains how each fix sprung up from Fortnite: Battle Royale's development.

Electronics BlackBerry Motion all-screen sans keyboard leaked in the wild
Author: 0 BlackBerry Motion all-screen sans keyboard leaked in the wild

We were impressed with its latest phone, the KeyOne , which catered to classicists with its hardware keyboard. The tweet says, " Goodbye Krypton. According to the ever notoriously trustworthy mobile phone leaker Evan Blass , it will be out in the wild as the BlackBerry Motion.

Author: 0 Chef: Five reasons to watch this Saif Ali Khan starrer

Though this film is adapted for Bollywood from Jon Favreau's 2014 sleeper hit of the same name, Sandhya insists that unlike its Hollywood counterpart, their food truck menu does not revolve around Cubanos."The chef-d'oeuvre on our truck is a desi combination of a roti and pizza, available in delectable variants like keema, chicken, paneer, etc", shares the 29-year-old.

Electronics Google Building Their Own Smart Screen Device
Author: 0 Google Building Their Own Smart Screen Device

Powered by Dolby, the Echo Show speakers are fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response and immersive sound. The Echo Plus sells for $149.99. The Echo Spot will be available for $130 and will ship on December 19. What does the Echo Connect do? Taking a cue from the success of the Amazon Echo, Google could be making a smart speaker with a display.

Electronics Bodyguard gives harrowing account of Benghazi attack
Author: 0 Bodyguard gives harrowing account of Benghazi attack

But the defense ardently refuted Crabb's claims that Abu Khatallah "hates Americans with a vengeance " and facilitated the attack that killed four Americans during its opening remarks on the first day of trial. Ali, who got close to Khatallah at the government's request, will recount that Khatallah once told him he "would've killed all the Americans that night" at the mission and the airport "if others had not gotten involved and stopped me".

Electronics A wonderful day to thank our teachers
Author: 0 A wonderful day to thank our teachers

Speaking at the World Teachers' Day Symposium in Abuja on Wednesday organised under the theme: "Teaching in Freedom: Empowering Nigerian Teachers for the 21st Century Challenges", the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the council, Josiah Ajiboye, disclosed that 25,000 of the unqualified teachers are teaching in schools in Kano State.

Electronics Google new small creepy camera
Author: 0 Google new small creepy camera

The price tag of Pixel 2 devices is $649 and the price tag of Pixel 2XL devices is $849. Most devices last one to two years or depending on the software updates available. Google is hopeful that these devices will prove good competitors of iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus , iPhoneX, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , and LG V30 . Speaking of, the Home Max takes everything you know about the Home and Home Mini and makes it...

Electronics Fleecing of consumers: State for GST council's intervention
Author: 0 Fleecing of consumers: State for GST council's intervention

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's tell-all write-up slammed Jaitley for the "mess" the economy is in due to demonetisation and the implementation of GST. The big focus on SMEs and exporters, which have been hit hard by GST, will see the Centre and the states allow for filing of quarterly returns by businesses with turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore.

Electronics Egypt defies United Nations embargo, buys weapons worth $23 million from North Korea
Author: 0 Egypt defies United Nations embargo, buys weapons worth $23 million from North Korea

Egypt's effort to sneak in over $20 million worth of North Korean military hardware in violation of United Nations Security Council-backed sanctions has strained relations with one of its most crucial allies-the United States. Egypt's ordered more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades from North Korea despite United Nations sanctions against the rogue state. Officials said that Cairo initially tried to deny all knowledge regarding the illicit haul before investigations linked the weapons ...

Electronics Senate Begins Probe Of IGP Over Corruption Allegations
Author: 0 Senate Begins Probe Of IGP Over Corruption Allegations

Misau said the pregnant female officer has also been compensated by the police IG by illegally promoting her, despite her lack of qualification. The committee is also to investigate the IGP on alleged misappropriation of funds, illegal promotion, posting of senior officers and claims that he impregnated a female police officer.

Electronics Hands on: Google Home Max review
Author: 0 Hands on: Google Home Max review

It is capable of initiating calls, keeping track of the weather and sending commands to other devices. However, Trueplay requires users to walk around their room waving their phones while their speaker plays odd control sounds - not exactly a user-friendly approach.

Electronics BMW will put Amazon Alexa in its new cars from 2018
Author: 0 BMW will put Amazon Alexa in its new cars from 2018

Alexa's voice capabilities have been localised for the market including an all-new English voice with local pronunciations and intonation. And unlike the wide blue light band on the Echo , the Sonos One's listening light is a bit more subtle, a small line on its top.

Electronics Woman's iPhone stopped bullet in Las Vegas shooting
Author: 0 Woman's iPhone stopped bullet in Las Vegas shooting

A cab driver who picked the woman up from the scene told reporters she showed him the damaged phone after escaping the deadliest gun attack in United States modern history, which left 59 people killed and 527 wounded. It has since emerged that the large arsenal of weapons used by Paddock was legally obtained. Las Vegas sheriff Joseph Lombardo said he is "absolutely" confident investigators will establish why the multimillionaire carried out the attack - the deadliest mass shooting in USA ...

Electronics AAA: 'Infotainment' centers a major distraction for drivers
Author: 0 AAA: 'Infotainment' centers a major distraction for drivers

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers' eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially unsafe periods of time, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety . According to AAA , looking away from the road for even two seconds doubles the likelihood of a crash. Programming a destination into in-vehicle GPS navigation systems was the most distracting activity, taking drivers an average of 40 seconds to complete the task.

Electronics Forza 7 Fans Spoke Out About VIP Upgrade and Turn 10 Listened
Author: 0 Forza 7 Fans Spoke Out About VIP Upgrade and Turn 10 Listened

Fans knew it and made their voices heard. Some may reward you a bonus just for completing a race no matter what position you finish, while others may require you to perform eight good passes before they give up the goods. Microsoft and Turn 10 have backtracked on the controversial changes made to Forza Motorsport 7's VIP pass. There's no word on when the feature will land, but Turn 10 says it will release it "as soon as possible" with an update.

Electronics Google Home will now be able to recognize users by voice
Author: 0 Google Home will now be able to recognize users by voice

Now Google has made the option live, and users can select between Voice I and Voice II now. This really seems like a feature that's going to get a lot of use and join the use case repertoire for many users. While many have come to know the Google Assistant's voice to be female, a new update now lets users change the voice of the AI to that of a male's. This allows the home assistant to recognise individual voices; introducing multi-user support.

Electronics Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan
Author: 0 Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan

The basic plan, which supports one stream at a time in SD quality, will remain $8. Their premium plan, which now is priced at $12 for 4K and streaming on four screens simultaneously, will cost $14, a $2 increase. The last time Netflix increased its USA pricing was October 2015. Netflix's upcharge marks the first major price increase since 2014 . Netflix reported 51.92 million U.S.

Electronics Sadiq Khan praises Uber CEO's 'humility' following London ban
Author: 0 Sadiq Khan praises Uber CEO's 'humility' following London ban

The Mayor of London has revealed that TfL talks with Uber were constructive after being satisfied for their apology to London. Transport for London shocked Uber by refusing to renew its licence last month , despite the widespread popularity of its service, saying it was not a "fit and proper" operator.

Electronics Padmavati: This scene from the film left Deepika Padukone disturbed
Author: 0 Padmavati: This scene from the film left Deepika Padukone disturbed

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali , as well as the entire team, deserves kudos for working so hard on the film despite the hurdles. However, Raza later took down the image and his post. He took his Facebook account & shared his first look with a note, "This is my look in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmavati ". I am playing Jalaluddin Khilji who was the first ruler of Khilji dynasty in India.

Electronics Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin in the 2016 campaign
Author: 0 Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin in the 2016 campaign

One important and clarifying point raised by Warner, however, concerned the revelations that Russian entities have spent more than $100,000 on divisive ads that Facebook estimates were seen by tens of millions of people. "Now the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they were meant to sow chaos and could have affected theoretically the Clinton campaign and the Trump campaign", Tapper said.

Electronics You can now cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories
Author: 0 You can now cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories

We had earlier written that it made more sense if Facebook could just sync Facebook and Instagram stories - as both the social networks can easily be linked together for a single user. Right below the option to share it on Instagram is an option to share it as a Facebook Story. After followers vote, they will see which choice has more votes similar to polls on Twitter.

Electronics Trio awarded Nobel prize for 'cool' method to study molecules
Author: 0 Trio awarded Nobel prize for 'cool' method to study molecules

Thanks to the worldwide team's "cool method", which uses electron beams to examine the tiniest structures of cells, "researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen", the Nobel chemistry committee said on Wednesday.

Electronics Mozilla extends, and ends, Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista
Author: 0 Mozilla extends, and ends, Firefox support for Windows XP and Vista

Windows XP and Vista users that are still using Firefox looks like it might be time for you to make the transition over to the newer generation of the Windows operating system. Windows 10 will be lighter on your system than Windows Vista and there are flavours of Linux that will work fine on any machine that meets Windows XP's minimum system requirements.

Electronics Google Just Unveiled its Home Mini Internet-Connected Speaker
Author: 0 Google Just Unveiled its Home Mini Internet-Connected Speaker

In addition, they can ask the Google Assistant to make their home warmer, and the system will automatically adjust their connected Nest Thermostat without requiring users to state a particular target temperature. The new Google Daydream View VR headset is expected to be launched in 11 countries - the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, and Korea.

Electronics Honor 9i Launched in India - Honor's First Four Camera Phone
Author: 0 Honor 9i Launched in India - Honor's First Four Camera Phone

The Honor 9i will come with dual camera setup on the rear as well on the front and will also come with FullView display which will be the selling point of the handset. Both the front and back cameras support bokeh feature that can be used to click pictures with subject in sharp focus, while background is blurred. Clicking images and capturing videos with a smartphone having four cameras will be a new experience for users.

Electronics Hand of Fate 2 is coming on November 7
Author: 0 Hand of Fate 2 is coming on November 7

What do you get when you cross a collectible card game (CCG) with a board game and Batman: Arkham Asylum's combat? "On the tabletop, her boundless optimism allows her to duplicate chance cards, dramatically improving the player's odds of success".

Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins - 'Birth of the Brotherhood' & 'Tales from the Tombs' trailers

Assassin's Creed Origins is due out at the end of the month on October 27 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Which means that if you didn't see your country listed, you will be able to pick this bundle up for £229 or $270 Dollars. "Prepare to master the art of destruction in intense close-quarters confrontations and dive into the explosive, tactical combat of this exciting first-person shooter", the company noted in its press statement.

Electronics Charlotte Church weds musician boyfriend Jonathan Powell
Author: 0 Charlotte Church weds musician boyfriend Jonathan Powell

The Cardiff-born star, 31, and her partner Jonny Powell, 30, officially tied the knot at a registry office in the capital on 16 September. Charlotte and Gavin were engaged, but in May 2010 they called it off, and later that year she sparked up a romance with Jonathan.

Author: 0 Google Home Max is a $399 smart speaker with room-filling sound

Google Home Max will be available from December for $399, and will include a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Red . At first pass, the Google Home Mini looks like a step in the right direction. What is Google Home Max? Google also introduced a new Google Home Device at the Made by Google Event - Google Home Max . Google Home Max is a larger smart home speaker focused on delivering a great music experience.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Ties With The iPhone 8 Plus On DxOMark

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has tied with the iPhone 8 Plus for the best smartphone camera rating by DxOMark . Just be aware that DxO works closely with some smartphone manufacturers as a camera technology consultant and, as such, shouldn't be considered as the most objective of critics.

Electronics Google introduces
Author: 0 Google introduces "Clips" smart camera

A slew of new hardware was announced, from the Google Home Mini to the Google Home Max, and new Pixel 2 phones. This camera needs to be recharged from time to time and has a built-in rechargeable battery to work with. It's also hands-free and comes with a clip, so that it can be placed anywhere. Google Clips centers around the idea of using an AI core to recognize photogenic moments, recognizing people and subjects.