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IT 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio is planning to go public
Author: 0 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio is planning to go public

The company's biggest money-maker is now " Angry Birds 2", a follow-up to the original title which became the best-earning app in Apple Inc.'s USA store in 2010. "So it's a tempting time for the owners to make an exit", said analyst Atte Riikola from Helsinki-based equity research firm Inderes. In addition, Rovio is planning to sell 30 million euros (around $35 million) worth of new shares to private and institutional investors, it said in a statement, without giving more details.

IT WWII beta increases the level cap and adds new weapons
Author: 0 WWII beta increases the level cap and adds new weapons

Call of Duty: WW2 releases on November 3 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One . The first update featured a similar level cap increase with new incentives added such as equipment and weapons , and the most recent one contains more of the same. It is well within the realm of possibility that Sledgehammer Games is already planning an open beta for CoD WW2 , but simply has not announced it yet.

IT Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church passes collection plates to Harvey victims
Author: 0 Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church passes collection plates to Harvey victims

Under-fire megachurch pastor Joel Osteen has hit back at critics who claim he initially refused to open his 16,000 capacity building to flood victims after Hurricane Harvey in Texas. "There's been so much misinformation about the church last week, I wanted to clarify a few things", Osteen said as the crowd clapped. When I kept pressuring the guy to tell me why I had to wait, he said they were under strict guidelines to check tithing records of members and number their bed reservations ...

IT Gigabyte's new GTX 1080 card is way too Slick to use!
Author: 0 Gigabyte's new GTX 1080 card is way too Slick to use!

These dimensions are identical to that of Gigabyte's previous diminutive efforts, matching the GTX 1070 Mini ITX and 1060 Mini ITX cards. It's nearly 10cm shorter than Nvidia's reference design, for example. Gigabyte also supplies software for one-click overclocking so you don't have to futz around with that much. The Mini ITX 8G is just 17cm long, features a dual slot design and a single 90mm fan.

IT Honda introduced a hybrid version of the new crossover CR-V
Author: 0 Honda introduced a hybrid version of the new crossover CR-V

Under the skin it features an all-new Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid setup, composed of an electric motor, a 2.0-litre petrol engine, plus a separate electric motor generator. This, Honda claims, determines how to use fuel and electrical energy in the most efficient way, meaning drivers do not need to adjust between the three driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive.

IT Antonio Conte to blame for Ross Barkley snub?
Author: 0 Antonio Conte to blame for Ross Barkley snub?

Barkley has revealed he will now reassess his situation in January, with Chelsea and Tottenham both still eager to prise away the playmaker. Apparently, Barkley did not undergo a medical with Chelsea and his decision to turn down a move came during his journey from Liverpool to London.

IT Federighi takes up the Siri reins at Apple
Author: 0 Federighi takes up the Siri reins at Apple

Federighi's profile on Apple's Leadership page has been updated to reflect the change. Apple had introduced Siri in iPhone in 2011 but it lost its popularity due to the advent of Amazon's Alexa and Alphabet Inc.'s Google assistant. First spotted by Apple Insider , the voice assistant is now under the purview of Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering.

IT Microsoft's Xbox One To Get Mice And Keyboard Support Soon
Author: 0 Microsoft's Xbox One To Get Mice And Keyboard Support Soon

Apparently, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, who is the Xbox Games Marketing General Manager, believes that that is exactly what is going to happen. This latest console is promising in enhancements and performance improvements as indicated by most of the reliable reports but here is a way you can find whether a game is Xbox One X enhanced one or not.

Author: 0 IPhone 8 may let you invoke Siri via the lock button

Siri is invoked using voice command as well as by long pressing the home button . Found out about this programmer after studying the code of the firmware HomePod. Apple will be implementing new gesture controls and software bar on the upcoming smartphone. In addition, the gadget will not feature Touch ID below the screen, which will replace the scanner face ID.

Author: 0 Holding 'lock' button may activate Siri in the next iPhone

Apple's iPhone 8 is getting a completely new design over the existing iPhones. You activate Siri on your iPhone right now by pressing and holding the home button . Apple will be implementing new gesture controls and software bar on the upcoming smartphone. There will be no home button on the handset, instead Apple will use facial recognition to unlock the handset and also for Apple Pay.

Author: 0 Apple iPhone 8 power button will activate Siri, claims iOS developer

A new rumour has now surfaced online that suggests that the lock or sleep/wake button which is placed on the upper right edge of the iPhone can also activate Siri by long pressing it. The Bloomberg report has given details on the design changes in the iPhone and how the 3D facial recognition will work. In a latest rumour, it has come up that the upcoming iPhone could be called as iPhone X (roman number for ten).

IT Meet Jaguar's intelligent steering wheel concept
Author: 0 Meet Jaguar's intelligent steering wheel concept

Set to debut at a "Tech Fest" in London, the car/SUV manufacturer says the steering wheel concept, which is known as "Sayer", lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion. Jaguar's concept, for example, is based on the assumption that self-driving will eventually kill vehicle ownership. Since, such cars will be available at a person's beck and call 24 hours a day, the whole concept of auto ownership will take a backseat, at least when it comes to passenger vehicles.

IT Samsung Galaxy J7+ now available in Thailand with dual camera setup
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J7+ now available in Thailand with dual camera setup

The setup is a combination of a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel sensor working in harmony. There's a 16-megapixel (f/1.9 aperture) shooter on the front for taking selfies. Moving back to the dual camera setup , the 13 MP sensor sports a wide f/1.7 aperture while the 5 MP sensor comes with a f/1.9 aperture. There is dual app support, floating apps support, and a secure folder feature for keeping your apps and files private.

IT Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Joins Forces With Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Author: 0 Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Joins Forces With Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

While Alexa has emerged as the humanized AI of the moment, it's obvious that despite her many cool capabilities, she exists in the world for one reason and one reason only - to move more product from the silo, albeit the massive silo, of Amazon .com's e-commerce operation.

IT Final Fantasy 15 Will Run In Checkerboard 4K On Xbox One X
Author: 0 Final Fantasy 15 Will Run In Checkerboard 4K On Xbox One X

Final Fantasy XV may very well turn into the new Skyrim when it comes to mods, and the possibilities could be endless. Whether it is graphic touch-ups or adding explicit contents, mods remove every boundary on a video game and they are partly why many gamers are unwilling to move away from the PC system.

Author: 0 Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

With their powers combined, it gives both assistants footholds into new markets - a vital hedge as Apple and Google go on the offensive with their own Siri and Google Assistant heading into the holiday shopping season . While Cortana is helpful and integrated with the Office Suite, Alexa will be helpful for everyday tasks and information such booking meetings, events checking mails and other tasks.

IT LG V30 Flagship Phone Priced At $750 According To Twitter Contest
Author: 0 LG V30 Flagship Phone Priced At $750 According To Twitter Contest

With no pricing available for the V30 as of this time, it's hard to say if the new phone will be worth the price. LG calls its new display design " FullVision ", which is also reminiscent of the Infinity Display on the LG G6 . Both blowers sport a mighty screen, with the V30 only slightly enlarging the original phone's 5.7-inch panel to 6-inches. The latest Snapdragon 835 SoC lies under the hood, along with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

IT J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mankot sector of Poonch
Author: 0 J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Mankot sector of Poonch

There are no reports of any casualties. "After the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions, Indian military retaliated strongly and effectively", an official said. Nowshera along with other sectors in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch have witnessed sharp increase incease fire violations by Pakistani Army this year.

IT Xiaomi Launches the
Author: 0 Xiaomi Launches the "Blue Lake" variant of the Redmi Note 4

With the new Lake Blue shade, the Redmi Note 4 will now be available in four attractive body colour options including Lake Blue, Black, Dark Grey and Gold. It is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz with Adreno 506 graphics processing unit (GPU). RedMi Note 4 comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with Dual-tone LED flash and Phase Detection AutoFocus.

Author: 0 Investors Heaps up on Novartis AG (NVS)

Novartis Ag now has $223.86 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.34% or $0.31 reaching $90.8 per share. The First Manhattan Company holds 371,856 shares with $27.09 million value, down from 386,796 last quarter. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Overweight". Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Novartis AG from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and set a $82.25 price target on the stock.in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th.

IT Huawei debuts new Kirin 970 chip with advanced AI processing
Author: 0 Huawei debuts new Kirin 970 chip with advanced AI processing

The research is paying off as Huawei has announced its first mobile AI chipset, the Kirin 970. Samsung fans, however, probably will hold on to a little doubt. In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin 970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips on the market. The mobile assistant, called Kirin 970, will systematically respond to three questions - "the most important combination", Yu said: Where is the user? Built on a 10nm process, the SoC contains some ...

IT Police In New Mexico Search For Motive In Deadly Library Shooting
Author: 0 Police In New Mexico Search For Motive In Deadly Library Shooting

Jones, who was at the library with his granddaughter, was shot in the arm. But they teared up when they said oh my gosh I'm so glad that my loved one was able to get to safety. Jouett's lawyer, Jennifer Birmingham, did not oppose the request. Jouett is facing two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of assault with intent to commit a violent felony, four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and one count of child abuse .

IT Ford Motor Company (F) Cut to
Author: 0 Ford Motor Company (F) Cut to "Hold" at ValuEngine

SRS Capital Advisors Inc. raised its stake in General Motors by 171.9% in the first quarter. Pegasus Partners Ltd. now owns 21,936 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $776,000 after buying an additional 405 shares in the last quarter.

IT Sony Launches XZ1 and XZ1 Compact With Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
Author: 0 Sony Launches XZ1 and XZ1 Compact With Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

It sports a 4.6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280×720 which is something multimedia lovers should stay away from as it's an outdated choice in 2017. Japan-based smartphone vendor Sony has expanded its Xperia-series of smartphones with the introduction of the XA1 Plus . Both the devices are IP68 certified water and dust resistant which enables them to be submerged in up to 1.5-metres water for a maximum of 30 minutes.