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Slowing online sales and reduced profits worry Walmart investors Slowing online sales and reduced profits worry Walmart investors
- February 23, 2018

Walmart's poor quarterly results are the latest evidence of how even the giants of retail are under siege from Amazon. These investments, however, are eating away profits. It has teamed up with Lord & Taylor to create dedicated space on its site. Walmart has aggressively cut prices and plans to double the number of stores where groceries can be ordered online and picked up curbside this year to 2,000 locations. (more...)
Volvo debuts the sleek and redesigned 2019 V60 wagon Volvo debuts the sleek and redesigned 2019 V60 wagon
- February 22, 2018

Still, if you ever saw a V90 with the R-Design package in the wild, the V60 won't cause a heart attack. As a result, the V60 offers improved interior and luggage space. Also available is the company's Pilot Assist system, which provides the driver with steering, acceleration, and braking assistance for highway driving. (more...)
How To Add Temperature On Snapchat How To Add Temperature On Snapchat
- February 22, 2018

Snapchat has rolled out a new update which introduces the ability to use animated gifs within pictures. Just one month ago, Instagram announced they would be adding GIFs to their stories, so... Android users have to wait to get this update. Once you receive the update, you'll be able to sort things like Stories, Group Chats, and Subscriptions, allowing you to further customise your own experience on the app. (more...)
Burnout Paradise is Getting a Remaster this March Burnout Paradise is Getting a Remaster this March
- February 22, 2018

Did many of you play Burnout Paradise back in the day? Burnout Paradise was celebrated upon its release for shaking up the series' formula with its open world setting, leaving set tracks and structured races or a free-form, sandbox approach that has since become commonplace in the racing genre. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and features ahead of launch Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and features ahead of launch
- February 20, 2018

The front-facing camera will be the aforementioned 8MP shooter on the Galaxy S9. On the other hand, the top bezel will be the same size. Android Oreo finally looks set to launch in the United Kingdom on Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphones within weeks. (more...)
Qualcomm's new X24 LTE modem can reach a ridiculously fast 2 gbps Qualcomm's new X24 LTE modem can reach a ridiculously fast 2 gbps
- February 14, 2018

However, there are several features that distinguish the latest development from all the existing mobile modems , including the Snapdragon X20 that will come into reality with the launch of the Snapdragon 845 SoC very soon. Qualcomm also announced two new software offerings - an SDK for its IoT LTE modem (MDM9206) and a set of "wireless edge" services for enterprise and industrial use. (more...)
YouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul videos YouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul videos
- February 10, 2018

The video was fiercely derided online and by fellow YouTube personalities, and eventually led YouTube to kick Paul's channel out of its premium video network, Google Preferred , which is created to only offer higher-quality videos for brands to run ads. (more...)
Mission SpaceX: All about the triumphant launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Mission SpaceX: All about the triumphant launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy
- February 08, 2018

Finally, both boosters came to a near-simultaneous stop at their separate launch pads. The fins, first called X-wings , are used by the two side boosters to steer and control themselves for landing. The auto faces considerable speed bumps before settling into its intended orbit around the sun, an oval circle stretching from the orbit of Earth on one end to the orbit of Mars on the other. (more...)
Fossilised spiders with 'tails' present in Myanmar Fossilised spiders with 'tails' present in Myanmar
- February 07, 2018

The Chimerarachne looks an very bad lot like a spider: it has four pairs of walking legs, fangs, silk-spinning spinnerets at the rear, and pedipalps at the front. "The ones we recognised previously were different in that they had a tail but don't have the spinnerets", Selden said. Scientists on Tuesday described four specimens of the arachnid, called Chimerarachne yingi , that inhabited a Cretaceous Period tropical forest about 100 million years ago during the dinosaur age. (more...)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently
- February 06, 2018

Though Activision has yet to officially announce the next shooter in its explosive series, Marcus Sellars (who has leaked some game announcements in the past) claims to know exactly what the new game is called. Black Ops 3 was the first in that sub-series to shoot into the future, but the series began as a boots-on-the-ground ordeal. Interestingly enough, the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch, complete with DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls support. (more...)
Spotify launches new experimental free music app Stations Spotify launches new experimental free music app Stations
- February 03, 2018

The team behind Spotify wants to provide mobile users with a way to enjoy more than 40 million songs they have in their collection. The app is totally free according to the Google Play listing which was first spotted by Variety , and is being tested as an experiment here in Australia ahead of a broader launch. (more...)
Top Russian spies met with Pompeo when they traveled to US Top Russian spies met with Pompeo when they traveled to US
- February 03, 2018

The sanctions on Korobov were imposed in connection with attempts to interfere in the election of the U.S. president through hacker attacks, for which Washington blames Moscow. That said, Weiss adds that, "the Russian government clearly wants to portray the United States as being open to conducting business as usual ... which is both cheeky and presumptuous given how badly damaged the relationship is today". (more...)
Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is live Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is live
- February 01, 2018

The standard edition of Battle for Azeroth goes for $50 while a Digital Deluxe edition is available for $70. The Battle of Azeroth features two new Kingdoms (Zandalar and Kul Tiras), the aforementioned recruitment of Allied Races, a new area called Islands of the Great Sea where you can meet new enemies and battle in groups of three, a 20-player cooperative called the Warfront inspired by the RTS days of Warcraft, new material to infuse your armor with called Azerite, and finally an all ... (more...)
Orcas Can Say 'Hello', 'Bye-Bye' and 'One-Two-Three' Orcas Can Say 'Hello', 'Bye-Bye' and 'One-Two-Three'
- February 01, 2018

A team of global researchers have taught a female orca whale to imitate human speech, documenting what is considered to be a world first in a paper published Wednesday. The study was the first of its kind that attempted to get an orca to mimic human sounds. Sounds that humans make while speaking exist far outside the regular range that killer whales, Orcinus orca , usually make. (more...)
Apple releasing new iPad, three Macs this year Apple releasing new iPad, three Macs this year
- February 01, 2018

Introduced in the 2016 MacBook Pro , the coprocessor series is based on blueprints from Arm Holdings Plc and was originally created to power the laptop's Touch ID fingerprint reader. Meanwhile, the T2 co-processor in the iMac Pro assists with power management and hardware-level security. By designing and developing chips for its own products, Apple doesn't have to rely on third party manufacturers thereby saving costs, time and making way for better user experience. (more...)
Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, when and where Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, when and where
- January 31, 2018

Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory", NASA said in a statement . "And it'll be at least partially visible in all 50 US states â€" though the views will get better and better the farther west you live. Moonset time for the city is expected to be at 7:06 a.m. CT while the greatest eclipse will occur at 7:29 a.m. Skies should be clear Wednesday morning, allowing for optimal sky conditions, but Central Texans may run into a problem when viewing the eclipse: time of day. (more...)
Timing of Intel's Meltdown, Spectre Disclosures Raises Concern Timing of Intel's Meltdown, Spectre Disclosures Raises Concern
- January 30, 2018

Microsoft told ZDNet it's now waiting for Intel to release the fixed firmware version after determining "system stability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption ". So far, 2017 was not great of years for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) due to the disclosure of information regarding security flaws found in its hardware. (more...)
Capcom Working on Solution For Monster Hunter World Xbox One Multiplayer Issues Capcom Working on Solution For Monster Hunter World Xbox One Multiplayer Issues
- January 30, 2018

If you only have an Xbox One , Ryu armor will be coming at a later time. All of the work that Capcom has put into Monster Hunter: World for the past four years seems to have paid off. However, it's also worth noting that the number of units shipped does not equate to the number of units sold, but it's still an impressive number regardless. (more...)
Amtrak engineer says he didn't recall speed warning before curve, NTSB says Amtrak engineer says he didn't recall speed warning before curve, NTSB says
- January 28, 2018

However, the summary says the engineer was a 55-year-old man hired by Amtrak in 2004 as a conductor before being promoted to locomotive engineer in 2013. The engineer told investigators that he didn't consider having a qualifying conductor in the cab to be a distraction. He felt rested at the start of the trip, he told investigators. (more...)
Coming Next Week: Super Blue Blood Moon Coming Next Week: Super Blue Blood Moon
- January 27, 2018

The moon orbits about once per month, so the supermoon could happen every month. A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and its orbit is closest to the Earth. The total lunar eclipse will be visible in the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, large parts of Russian Federation and China, and parts of the Middle East. (more...)