• Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio
Brazilian Olympics chief arrested in Rio

Local police took Carlos Nuzman in for questioning last month and raided his home, claiming he helped to arrange a $2 million bribe to win the 2016 games for Rio De Janeiro . Rio prosecutors say they have new information conclusively showing how the payments were made. Tokyo eventually won the right to host in 2020 while the International Olympic ...

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  • Forza Motorsport 7 races out to Xbox One And Windows 10 PC
Forza Motorsport 7 races out to Xbox One And Windows 10 PC

When Forza Motorsport 5 was included in Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion last month, several of you predicted that this would be its final swansong. "As head of the studio, I apologise for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced". The inclusion of Forza Edition cars that offer credit and experience bonuses also brings...

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  • You can now share your Instagram Stories directly on Facebook
You can now share your Instagram Stories directly on Facebook

The feature was first tested in Portugal last month before TechCrunch spotted it in the USA and got confirmation from Facebook that it's coming to everyone. Facebook Stories were introduced globally in March 2017 after testing the feature in Ireland. Facebook Stories had gone off to a slow start, but this new integration should see more engag...

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  • Range Rover Sport launches with plug-in hybrid option
Range Rover Sport launches with plug-in hybrid option

It comes with an EV mode as well as the normal hybrid function, and can "Save" electric charge, with Predictive Energy Consumption using Global Positioning System to manage the balance between the two power sources when required. The cabin now includes two 10-inch touchscreens to control most of all the vehicle's functions and the layout is the sam...

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  • Google launches an artificial intelligence infused wireless camera, Clips for $249 — MadeByGoogle
Google launches an artificial intelligence infused wireless camera, Clips for $249 — MadeByGoogle

The first version of this camera is more aimed at basic uses like people with small babies or their dogs, but you can already see the epic potential here. It doesn't grab audio, but it does have smart recognition features on board. You can help the camera learn who is important to you so when grandma comes in town, you'll capture the grand entr...

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  • Scientists who developed method to visualize biomolecules win Nobel Prize in chemistry
Scientists who developed method to visualize biomolecules win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Dubochet, who is now retired, is Swiss; Frank, of Columbia University, New York, is German, and Henderson, of the MRC laboratory of molecular biology in Cambridge, is Scottish. The scientists built on each other's achievements to reach that goal, and it began with Frank who, between 1975 and 1986, developed an image processing method that analyz...

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  • Right-wing websites ID Las Vegas shooter as Geary Danley, the wrong guy
Right-wing websites ID Las Vegas shooter as Geary Danley, the wrong guy

Facebook's Trending Topics section for the shooting includes a featured article and a mix of public posts generated by an algorithm. Police have since correctly identified Stephen Paddock , a 64-year-old from Mesquite, Nevada, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the incident, as the shooter.

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  • HTC Vive comes with free copy of Fallout 4 VR
HTC Vive comes with free copy of Fallout 4 VR

HTC's Vive VR headset is getting a dose of radiation in the form of Fallout 4 VR . The HTC Vive also got a hefty $200 price cut reducing its total price to $599, and now it comes with a free copy of Fallout 4 VR. "We are now thrilled to provide this incredible game to new Vive owners and eagerly look forward to game's launch on Vive this ...

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  • Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch finally gets a release date
Stardew Valley for Nintendo Switch finally gets a release date

One of the most exciting success stories of 2016, it turns out that the appeal of playing Stardew Valley on the go is very strong among Switch owners. "I grew up on Nintendo, after all", wrote creator Eric Barone. Some of these features include up to three player-controlled farmhands joining the farm and possibly, player-to-player marriages.

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  • PlayStation VR getting updated headset
PlayStation VR getting updated headset

Sony has rectified this by integrating the headphones into the back of the headset itself, which in turn makes the connection cable slimmer. Previously, you needed to plug your headphones into a panel incorporated into the headset's primary cable, which was prone to tangling.

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  • Nokia pushes for market share with 8 series
Nokia pushes for market share with 8 series

The Nokia 3310 3G version has been announced for Australia, and it will be launched in other countries soon. You're doing well, HMD. "We want to continue broadening and deepening our reach here, especially in untapped provinces that need high-quality mobile communication technologies", said Shannon Mead, HMD Global Country Manager, Philippine...

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  • Trump, Puerto Rico, and the White Man's Burden
Trump, Puerto Rico, and the White Man's Burden

Yet even in voicing solidarity and sympathy with Puerto Rico , he drew attention again to the island's pre-hurricane debt burden and infrastructure woes, leaving doubt how far Washington will go to make the USA territory whole. Trump said the federal government will work with Puerto Rico to figure out how to fund the rebuilding effort and "what...

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  • Uber rocked by fresh boardroom power struggle
Uber rocked by fresh boardroom power struggle

Kalanick tapped Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox, and John Thain, former chief executive of Merrill Lynch. Uber challenged the appointments, calling them "a complete surprise". The appointments of Burns and Thain fill two board seats controlled by Kalanick, which have sat vacant until now. 'That is precisely why we are working to put in place worl...

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  • Twitter Discovers Russian Bots Attempted To Sow Political Discord
Twitter Discovers Russian Bots Attempted To Sow Political Discord

Facebook said earlier this month that Russian entities paid $150,000 to run 5,200 divisive ads on its platform during the campaign. Democratic Senator Mark Warner called Twitter's presentation " deeply disappointing " and "inadequate". market. Facebook Inc. FB, +1.27% and Twitter Inc. In January, a United States intelligence report on Russ...

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  • Google developing an Amazon Echo Show competitor
Google developing an Amazon Echo Show competitor

It does also have more "skills" than the Google Assistant, although that is changing pretty quickly. The " Manhattan " product, then, would give Google customers another reason to stick with Google-made home devices, despite the allure of Alexa playing jams and displaying song lyrics on the Echo Show's screen.

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  • Federal immigration raids target sanctuary cities; almost 500 arrested
Federal immigration raids target sanctuary cities; almost 500 arrested

In a political move, ICE blasted out a press release on September 28 lauding its success with " Operation Safe City ", a nation-wide immigration round-up in cities the feds consider " sanctuary " jurisdictions that resulted in 498 persons being arrested , including 63 in Denver, between Sunday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 27.

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  • Texas at Iowa State
Texas at Iowa State

That's what the Big 12 offenses are set up to do, but when you're flying around like we did tonight. The I-State mark will continue to be Iowa State's primary athletics mark. He has not played this season because of a knee injury suffered in training camp. The usual suspects have been rounded up. The slim, Thursday night win over a better-t...

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  • GoPro Announces VR Fusion Camera, GoPro Hero 6 Black
GoPro Announces VR Fusion Camera, GoPro Hero 6 Black

The Fusion's specs are impressive: Its six onboard cameras can capture VR and non-VR in 5.2K resolution, with 360-degree audio. (Well, that and the ultra-slow-mo 1080p at 240 fps.) The stabilization won't replicate what you get from a bigger, more feature-rich video camera harnessed to an external gimbal , but it could make action cam footage mu...

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  • An Australian Politician Is Mad At Macklemore Over 'Same Love' And Rugby
An Australian Politician Is Mad At Macklemore Over 'Same Love' And Rugby

The Australian government is now holding a controversial postal survey about whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. This morning the attorney-general, George Brandis , described Abbott's comments as "bizarre". Macklemore will be performing on Sunday during the half time entertainment at the NRL grand final when Melbourne take on...

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  • IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture
IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture

TaskRabbit operates in 40 US markets and in London and will continue to operate as an independent company, Ikea said in a release . An acquisition is just the next step for the two companies: IKEA is already relying on TaskRabbit as a partner in the United Kingdom, and it's advertising the service for customers who need installation help in the...

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  • India Mobile Congress - Day 1
India Mobile Congress - Day 1

Overall, Rs 50,000-60,000 crore is going in one year to build hard digital infrastructure. Ambani is optimistic that India , riding on the back of digital revolution, will grow to a $7-trillion economy in the next 10 years, from $2.5 trillion, and rank among the top three economies in the world.

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  • Rihanna bashes Donald Trump's reaction to Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis
Rihanna bashes Donald Trump's reaction to Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis

Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., in a tweet , noted that the administration "has finally waived" the Jones Act . He said " a lot of people who are in the shipping industry don't want it" waived, followed by unintelligible nonsense. We are USA citizens. Meanwhile, people of Puerto Rican descent living in Boston say they are concerned with the p...

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  • J&K: Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qayoom Najar killed
J&K: Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qayoom Najar killed

Najar joined terror ranks at the age of 16. After his release, Qayoom allegedly reentered militancy and was an active terrorist. Before his second stint, Najar reportedly destroyed all traces of his existence. "He was returning to take command of the Hizb". A police spokesman said Najar who had been active since 1999 had split from the Hizbul Muj...

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  • Courts remands 60 IPOB Members as FG Gazettes its Proscription
Courts remands 60 IPOB Members as FG Gazettes its Proscription

The IPOB members were among those arrested by security agents in Umuahia, Isiala Ngwa and other parts of the state capital during the clash between the Army and members of the separatist group. " We just filed an application for prerogative order of habeas corpus commanding the Chief of Army Staff to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court ", he told Punch .

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  • Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo revealed
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo revealed

The eight speed Porsche Doppelkupplung ( PDK ) dual clutch transmission sends power to the standard active all-wheel drive system with traction management. Elsewhere, the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is similar to the standard models. But with this being an estate, practicality is also at the forefront of the design, with their being a large boot openi...

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  • Obamacare repeal in US Senate collapses as Republicans falter
Obamacare repeal in US Senate collapses as Republicans falter

But several Republican senators refused to back the latest bill, including Senator Susan Collins , who on Monday complained that it undermined the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled and weakened protections for people with pre-existing conditions, such as asthma, cancer and diabetes.

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  • Apple's Revealed Which Third Party Chargers Will Support Fast Charging
Apple's Revealed Which Third Party Chargers Will Support Fast Charging

Comparatively, the iPhone 8 bill of materials os $247.51, $9.57 higher than the iPhone 7 . Apple's iPhone X won't be available to preorder until October 27, but some new information on the upcoming device has already surfaced. The iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799, which is $30 higher than that of the iPhone 7 Plus at launch. The iPhone 8 P...

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  • Violent Crime Rose in 2016 for the Second Year in a Row
Violent Crime Rose in 2016 for the Second Year in a Row

Sgt. Shaun Hampton, a Sacramento sheriff's spokesman, said the declines may be due to new data-driven strategies the department has implemented in recent months that use crime reports and 911 calls to identify where deputies should patrol.

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  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Launched in India at Rs 44990
Sony Xperia XZ1 Launched in India at Rs 44990

Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display with HDR support. The two were basically the same, only the latter carried a 4.6-inch 720p screen instead of the 5.2-inch 1080p one on the former. Nothing is been mentioned about the compact variant yet which is expected to be made available soon. The latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo ...

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  • Intel Unleashes The 8th Generation Core Desktop Processors
Intel Unleashes The 8th Generation Core Desktop Processors

With Turbo Boost 2 .0 enabled, it's single-core clock can be cranked up to 4.7Ghz. With Intel Core X-series Extreme Edition processors, content creators can expect up to 80 percent better performance for VR content creation1 and up to 60 percent faster 4K video editing2 over the previous generation's Extreme Edition.

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  • Intel's 8th-Gen Core Processor Family for Desktop officially announced
Intel's 8th-Gen Core Processor Family for Desktop officially announced

The Core i3 and i5 feature a graphics frequency of 1.1GHz, while the performance-focused i7 is a bit faster at 1.2GHz. Traditionally a 4-core, 4-thread series, the Core i5 line is seeing a bump that brings all products up to 6 cores and 6 threads with the new Core i5-8400 and Core i5-8600K.

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  • TGS 2017: Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Plans Revealed
TGS 2017: Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Plans Revealed

Purchasing the Season Pass for either the Nintendo Switch or New Nintendo 3DS version, will get you a lovely bridal costume for Lucina. The first pack set to release at the end of the year is based on the Fates titles, the second planned to released towards the end of Winter in 2018 is based on Shadow Dragon and the last set to release in spr...

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  • Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price
Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Although it was successful in its first few months compared to many mobile games, it didn't become a major contributor to Nintendo's bottom line. Daisy awaits them in the new mode called Remix 10. The other big addition is a whole new world of levels - World Star. Nevertheless, with the company continuing to offer new content for " Super Mari...

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  • J&K: Encounter underway between Security forces, terrorists in Baramulla
J&K: Encounter underway between Security forces, terrorists in Baramulla

More details to follow . One Army soldier and four civilians have been injured and two houses have been damaged in the area. DGP told Rising Kashmir , on the sidelines of the inauguration of 29th police public Mela, that, "Forces averted a major tragedy by intercepting the militants in Uri ".

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  • Born journalist and Syrian activist mother found dead in Turkey
Born journalist and Syrian activist mother found dead in Turkey

She was the cousin of Deah Barakat, who was one of three murder victims in what became to be known as the Chapel Hill shootings in the U.S. state of North Carolina in February 2015. Orouba's sister, Shaza, said on Facebook they had been stabbed to death "by the hand of tyranny and injustice". "Orouba has publicised numerous documentaries and in...

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