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China's Geely acquires 49.9-pct stake in Malaysia's carmaker Proton

China's Geely acquires 49.9-pct stake in Malaysia's carmaker Proton Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has signed a final contract with DRB-Hicom Berhad, acquiring 49.9 percent shares of the Malaysian company's Proton and 51 percent shares of its sports vehicle brand Lotus, following a binding contract the two inked in late May. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Available Next Week

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Available Next Week Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is coming as a standalone title to PlayStation 4 next week. This re-release sports a handful of upgrades, including new higher resolution textures, lighting and rendering upgrades, enhanced sound effects, and a few quality of life upgrades. [Full Article...]

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

The objective behind this is to allow the Golden Knights to get a sense of whether or not they will be able to sign a free agent before going ahead and using a pick on them in the Expansion Draft. Several general managers, including Arizona's John Chayka on Saturday, noted how the Golden Knights can corner the goalie market and use those assets as trade bait. [Full Article...]

The End is Nigh confirmed for Nintendo Switch release

The End is Nigh confirmed for Nintendo Switch release The gameplay seems pretty similar to Super Meat Boy , however, the atmosphere looks a bit darker in places. McMillen said he kept quiet on The End is Nigh until close to release because he's sick of announcing games that never make it to market. [Full Article...]

Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years. But it all comes for a fairly hefty price . The HomePod will be available for US$349 in white and space gray starting in December initially in Australia, the United Kingdom and the US. [Full Article...]

WatchOS 4 Revealed: Dynamic Apple Watch Faces, Workout App, etc.

This isn't quite the glucose monitoring Watch Tim Cook is reportedly test driving around Apple HQ (more on that in a sec), but it could make the Apple Watch more useful, especially in the gym. All Watches will be eligible to release the operating system for free once it is released in the fall. There is also a Activity coaching, GymKit for Apple Watch to communicate with Gym equipments a... [Full Article...]

Reptile Aliens Subdue Humans in Trailer for Neill Blomkamp Film

Reptile Aliens Subdue Humans in Trailer for Neill Blomkamp Film Promoted as a "series of experiemental short films", Oats Studios Volume 1 is hopefully just the first of many planned shorts from Blomkamp's studio. The voiceover in the trailer hauntingly explains, "We were once mankind, we were humanity, they came here to exterminate us ... a new world altered everyone". [Full Article...]

Library's summer reading program starts Saturday

Library's summer reading program starts Saturday Summer reading sessions will take place weekly at the Firestone Park, Kenmore, Lawton, Mason Park, Northwest and Patterson Park Community Centers. "Our summer reading is all about having fun and not about keeping up with homework", said Renee Freidus, head of children's services at Pleasanton Library, which had more than 3,700 readers registered in the summer reading fest past year. [Full Article...]

A Gold PlayStation 4 Appears To Be On The Way

A Gold PlayStation 4 Appears To Be On The Way Called the PS4 update 4 .50, it introduced several enhancements and greater functionality such as the introduction of USB storage device compatibility. Not a bad slate of free games. The May games are already available for the PlayStation Plus. All of these are multi-platform releases that are also coming out on the PS4. [Full Article...]

Sega will release Sonic Mania on August 15

Sega will release Sonic Mania on August 15 However, Sonic Mania marks a return to its former Genesis glory days. When it goes live we'll announce that here on Nintendo Wire. It also has a new trailer with equal parts lovely sketch animations, nostalgia-laden pixel art, and some rad chiptune rock. [Full Article...]

Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

We want to organize our own steel production, as this will benefit our national interests, he said . "Same goal. If they can spare us the precision-guided (bombs). MGIMO has previously awarded the degree to former president Fidel V. Ramos, former United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon who has criticized Duterte's war on drugs , and former U.N. [Full Article...]

Aussie racer sends best wishes to Hayden

Aussie racer sends best wishes to Hayden The smashed window of a auto that hit the bicycle of American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden while he was training in Rimini, Italy, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He spent a further nine years in MotoGP racing with Ducati and the Aspar team before making a switch to the Superbike series and now rides for the Red Bull Honda World Suberbike Team. [Full Article...]

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

The expected release is planned for Q3 2017, which gives developers time to play around it in preview and send the Android team feedback to fix bugs and fine tune the build. Reveals at last year's event included Google Assistant , the Allo messaging app, the Google Home speaker, the Daydream VR headset platform and the Instant Apps platform, which lets a user run an app in the absence of a full... [Full Article...]

Watch the Launch of The Next HTC Flagship Phone

Watch the Launch of The Next HTC Flagship Phone Under this all-glass shell is the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is one of the fastest chips now on the market. The HTC U11 comes equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD display with dual pixel technology. There's also the usual array of NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi support as well as a fingerprint sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetic sensor, and gyroscope. [Full Article...]

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

That being said, though 90 percent of respondents were aware of Trump's firing of Comey, a total of a third said they didn't know enough about the story to have an opinion, which seems like a lot of people either not paying much attention or still unwilling to form an opinion, despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of the White House crisis. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket The SpaceX webcast for tonight's launch should begin about 20 minutes before the window opens. The satellite is the size of a double decker bus. SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk explained the reasoning behind recovering the booster rockets in previous missions, pointing out that one of the company's goals is to make launches cheaper by reusing booster rockets. [Full Article...]

Classics keep top spots as most popular United States baby names

Classics keep top spots as most popular United States baby names The Social Security Administration is the source for the ranking because parents give their children's name when they apply for social security cards. John is now No. 28 and Mary has fallen to No. 127. Here is a closer look at the rest of the Top 10. The only significant change in 2016 was that Alexander fell off the boys' list, and Elijah made the list for the first time. [Full Article...]

Rumour: Mario/Rabbids RPG crossover coming to Switch

Rumour: Mario/Rabbids RPG crossover coming to Switch Ubisoft will be developing the game using the Snowdrop engine . The game itself is said to feature turn-based combat, two-player local co-op and harness the unique brand of humour that the Rabbids are known for. The racing is so frantic, however, that you won't see any difference. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is sublime. Many of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's players are unlikely to have those same expectati... [Full Article...]

Oculus to wind down Story Studio VR

Oculus to wind down Story Studio VR Past year marked its high-point as it won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Programme for its short, Henry . The studio's 50 staffers are encouraged to apply for jobs within Oculus but all ongoing projects have been shut down , Variety reported . [Full Article...]

Facebook launches Express WiFi in India

Facebook launches Express WiFi in India Facebook has also announced that they are partnering with Airtel tp launch 20,000 new Express Wi-Fi by Facebook hotspots in "over the next few months". Express Wi-Fi mainly meant to complement the mobile data offerings. Express Wi-Fi is the part of Facebook's global initiative. This is Facebook's second attempt to bring millions of Indians online. [Full Article...]


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