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IT GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret
Author: 0 GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret

As VG247 reports , A model of a chest found in The Doomsday Heist's files appears to be inscribed with Boles Overland Stagecoach Co., a company reportedly visible in Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshots . Players will join Van der Linde gang as Arthur Morgan, who is bent on paying back a debt and so leads the gang across the Wild West fighting, robbing and paving the road to their freedom.

IT AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down
Author: 0 AOL Instant Messenger Officially Shuts Down

AIM users will always remember their first screenname, organizing buddy lists and being able to chat with friends at home after school. But as AIM users gravitated to other platforms, AIM went into the same trash can as Yahoo email accounts and Myspace.

IT Destiny 2's holiday event adds snowballs, Mayhem and new gear
Author: 0 Destiny 2's holiday event adds snowballs, Mayhem and new gear

The Dawning gear can also drop from a new Dawning Engram which is available as a reward for completing new Dawning Milestones in the Crucible's Mayhem mode or in strikes. Players won't miss the event seeing as the entire place will be decked with snow and decorations, as you can see in the image above. Also new for The Dawning is the return of the Crucible's Mayhem mode, which is not holiday-themed but who cares.

IT Number of Imprisoned Journalists Reaches New High in 2017, Says Watchdog
Author: 0 Number of Imprisoned Journalists Reaches New High in 2017, Says Watchdog

For a second year running, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work has hit a historical high, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a journalist rights organisation. "In a just society, no journalist should ever be imprisoned for their work and reporting critically, but 262 are paying that price". In Egypt, where 20 journalists are being held, a draconian new anti-terrorism law has tightened the government's strangling grip on the press.

IT New Redbox on Demand streaming service launches in Beta mode
Author: 0 New Redbox on Demand streaming service launches in Beta mode

Redbox on Demand will offer 48-hour rentals starting at $3.99 and electronic sell-through transactions for $9.99. In addition to rending and selling physical copies at Kiosks, Redbox customers can now rent or even buy such content. "(That) is a subscription service, and they do not offer new releases". Redbox has announced the launch of its new Redbox On Demand platform. "An Apple TV app is launching in the coming weeks".

IT Sensex ends 216 points higher; Nifty settles at 10333-level
Author: 0 Sensex ends 216 points higher; Nifty settles at 10333-level

Meanwhile, the broad based NSE Nifty climbed by 81.15 or 0.79% at 10,333.25 with 31 components registering rise. BSE small-cap and mid-cap indices surged 1.38% and 1%, respectively. Underlined disruptions on government reforms have not influenced the poll. Nifty settled up 59.15 points, or 0.58%, ending at at 10252.10. All the sub-indices of the BSE ended in the green barring the S&P BSE telecom index, which was down 7.98 points.

IT Vivo to Be First Smartphone Maker With Synaptics' In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Author: 0 Vivo to Be First Smartphone Maker With Synaptics' In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

At the time, it was believed that Synaptics was talking about Samsung. Chinese smartphone giant, Vivo may trump the likes of Apple and Samsung to come as the world's first phone with in-screen fingerprint reader next year. This is clearly setting a path for more smartphones to come with an "all-screen" design that integrates the fingerprint scanner with the display. Vivo isn't particularly well-known in Western markets, but is popular in India as the fourth-biggest smartphone maker ...

IT Take-Two founds new publishing label for independent game devs
Author: 0 Take-Two founds new publishing label for independent game devs

Don't rule out the implementation of loot-boxes and microtransactions in a new batch of games on an indie scale given that Take-Two Interactive will be over a new indie publishing label called Private Division. " Project Wight ", an alternate history game about Vikings and monsters from former " Battlefield " and "Payday 2" developers. Private Division is comprised of veterans in the industry, and they're going to be focused on helping independent studios get their games out.

IT Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos
Author: 0 Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos

After years of claiming that it would steer clear of pre-roll ads in favor of its preferred mid-roll Ad Break format, Facebook announced today that it will begin to test six-second ads that play before videos within its Watch hub. Facebook said on Thursday that it would be tweaking its algorithms to feature some videos more prominently in its News Feed, as it attempts to compete more directly with other video streaming platforms.

IT LG claims its new Gram laptops have 'full day' battery life
Author: 0 LG claims its new Gram laptops have 'full day' battery life

LG doesn't share many specifics about the hardware inside the updated Gram models. LG will show off the Gram at CES 2018 , with the laptop going on sale in United States in January; more countries are set to get the Gram soon after. Apparently you'll be able to buy one of the lightweight laptops with an eighth-generation Core i5 or i7 processor and one or two SSDs inside. The series also comes equipped with DTS Headphone X that provides the multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels for ...

Author: 0 Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Support for VR, HDR

Today the iMac Pro went up for pre-order and Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X to go along with it. 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory ships standard , along with a 1TB SSD, a Radeon Vega 56, 10Gb ethernet, four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C style), and a 27-inch 5K (5120×2880) display that's compatible with the DCI-P3 color standard.

IT Google Reveals Top Searches In Ireland
Author: 0 Google Reveals Top Searches In Ireland

Ahead, witness the top stories of the year in one hell of a year-in-review video - and be sure to scroll through to read some of the most riveting parts of this year's study on USA searches in easy-to-digest list form. The Las Vegas Shooting that killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 was another dismal search. Out of the celebrities who died in 2017, Tom Petty came top of the search list, followed by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, singer Chris Cornell , actor Bill ...

IT New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display
Author: 0 New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display

A new patent that was granted to the South Korea tech giant is apparently suggesting that the company could be working on a smartphone with double-sided display. When the device is not in use, the screens will fold together to protect the display. Recently, Samsung has Filed a New Patent for Foldable Galaxy X Phone.

IT Nokia 9 Android Flagship Smartphone Might Arrive With Telephoto, Wide Camera Lenses
Author: 0 Nokia 9 Android Flagship Smartphone Might Arrive With Telephoto, Wide Camera Lenses

The new Nokia camera app shows not only 2x telephoto zoom but also wide angle mode (both features the Nokia 5 can't even make use of since it has a single camera). This is being thought to mean that Nokia has chosen to forego the RGB/ monochrome dual camera setup it used on the Nokia 8 , and brought two RGB sensors with different fields of view and zoom capabilities on an upcoming smartphone - probably the Nokia 9 .

IT Microsoft Brings AI Powered Update To Bing
Author: 0 Microsoft Brings AI Powered Update To Bing

The Reddit integration works in three ways. Also a part of Intelligent Search, Bing is partnering with Reddit , to bring information from Reddit to the Bing search engine. "All this awesome content is sitting there". At an AI-focused event in San Francisco, the Redmond, Washington-based company revealed that Bing now has the ability to measure how many reputable sources are behind a given answer, as well as summarize opposing perspectives to contentious questions.

IT Nintendo's Switch could be better than a Wii
Author: 0 Nintendo's Switch could be better than a Wii

The Nintendo Switch has also faced several shortages so far, but Nintendo executives pledge to have enough supply to meet demand during the lucrative holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch now retails for $300 on their official site. After the Psyonix has announced plans to release a physical Rocket League Collector's Edition for Nintendo Switch, which will be distributed by Warner Bros.

IT Learn more about Metal Gear Survive's single-player campaign
Author: 0 Learn more about Metal Gear Survive's single-player campaign

You the player are pulled through a wormhole and find yourself in an hostile environment filled with "biological threats". Scavenged materials can be used to build weapons, buildings and other useful items, as well as develop a base camp, where crop growing and animal rearing facilities can be added.

IT Former Exec: Facebook Is Ripping the Social Fabric of Society
Author: 0 Former Exec: Facebook Is Ripping the Social Fabric of Society

No civil discourse. No cooperation. The tech giant, along with rivals Twitter and Google, testified before Congress last month about the impact of social networks on last year's U.S. A former Facebook executive delivered a speech excoriating social media and accusing it of tearing apart the fabric of society. About four days earlier at an Axios forum, former Facebook president Sean Parker discussed Facebook objectives during the early days.

IT Just in: Appeal Court sends Saraki back to Tribunal
Author: 0 Just in: Appeal Court sends Saraki back to Tribunal

Speaking at a one-day public hearing on youth development and empowerment at the National Assembly in Abuja, he acknowledged that there is a crisis surrounding the subject in Nigeria and called on the federal government, National Assembly, private sector and civil society to focus attention on addressing it.

IT Ghost Recon: Wildlands Teasing Themed Event Based On The Predator
Author: 0 Ghost Recon: Wildlands Teasing Themed Event Based On The Predator

Just yesterday, Ubisoft hinted at a Predator crossover event coming to the tactical team-based shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands called "The Hunt" with the release of a brief teaser clip featuring the titular extraterrestrial warrior making short work of several hapless soldiers lost in the jungle.

IT Apple bought music detector Shazam, allegedly for $300 million
Author: 0 Apple bought music detector Shazam, allegedly for $300 million

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but an unidentified source claims Apple will pay $400 million for the United Kingdom -based startup. " Shazam is one of the highest rated apps in the world and loved by hundreds of millions of users and we can't imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users".

IT Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures
Author: 0 Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures

Annihilation's new trailer gives us more insight into Portman's character's battle to save her husband from an unknown attack and figure out what's happening to their world. " Annihilation " comes out February 23 in the U.S., and according to Deadline , will stream internationally on Netflix just 17 days later, reportedly because it was considered "challenging" to market overseas.

IT Synaptics Poised to Rebound in 2018
Author: 0 Synaptics Poised to Rebound in 2018

The Clear ID FS9500 optical in-display fingerprint sensor is said to be designed for smartphones with infinity display and "magically activate in the display only when needed". This apparently led many to believe that finger scanners will soon be phased out, as the mobile companies tend to emulate Apple more often than not.