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Science Shanghai may sign Overwatch League's first female player
Author: 0 Shanghai may sign Overwatch League's first female player

In addition to that, the Shanghai Dragons will also be getting two additional South Korean players signed to their roster. They'll be happy to know Geguri has been working hard on improving her off-tank hero-pool and should be able to give the team a boost.

Science The Surge 2 Confirmed For 2019
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The Surge 2 , a follow-up to 2017's Dark Souls-inspired action-RPG, is now in development for PS4, PC, and Xbox One, Focus Home Entertainment has announced. More information will be released during Focus Home Interactive's press event in France, being held today and tomorrow. Deck13's The Surge was a sleeper hit when it released previous year, offering a sci-fi take on From Software's Souls formula to solid effect.

Science New Features Coming to PS4 in System Software 5.50
Author: 0 New Features Coming to PS4 in System Software 5.50

Managing Playtime is easy; go to Settings Family Management on your PS4, or sign in to PlayStation Network account as a family manager or guardian on your web browser from your PC or smartphone, to check and manage your child's playtime each day.

Science AnTuTu listing reveals Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus specs
Author: 0 AnTuTu listing reveals Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus specs

But a mysterious phone carrying model number SM-C9150 has recently paid AnTuTu a preliminary performance-measuring visit, and the benchmarking authority itself suggests this could be proof a Galaxy C10 Plus is still in the pipeline. Samsung is yet to release the Oreo update for any of its devices but the folks at SamMobile are reporting that the company has at least started working on the Android 8.0 update for more devices.

Science Apple tells congress it's considering offering full-price iPhone battery rebates
Author: 0 Apple tells congress it's considering offering full-price iPhone battery rebates

Apple has said the goal of the slowdown was to "smooth out" peak power demands and prevent older iPhones from sudden shutdowns as their lithium-ion batteries degrade. But it resulted in disappointing performance for users. The crashes were caused by the processor trying to draw more power than the battery could provide, so Apple spread those intensive tasks over multiple processor cycles.

Science Courtois counters talk of Chelsea player revolt against Conte
Author: 0 Courtois counters talk of Chelsea player revolt against Conte

Former Juventus and Italy manager Conte has 18 months remaining on his contract, but prior to the defeat by Watford asked the club for "a statement to support against this speculation". Chelsea will look to bounce back when they host bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion next Monday, and Conte has opted to give his players an extended rest prior to that match in order to recharge their batteries.

Science Infinix Hot S3 Hands-on
Author: 0 Infinix Hot S3 Hands-on

The Infinix Hot S3 features a bezel-less display . Talking about the specs of the Infinix Hot S3 , it features a 5.65-inch HD Plus display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 720×1440 resolution. The Hot S3 also has unimetal body design, 13MP selfie camera , and a beefy 4000mAh battery as well. It also offers a dedicated microSD slot so that you can expand the storage without losing the dual SIM functionality.

Science Honda showcase its new generation Amaze in Auto Expo 2018
Author: 0 Honda showcase its new generation Amaze in Auto Expo 2018

Speaking on the occasion, Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India said, "The All-New CR-V with its diesel introduction will help us fortify our presence in upper segments". It gets a new design, a new layout for the cabin, a more efficient new powertrain and the latest in safety and convenience features. Now Honda has made the design of this vehicle much like the Honda City.

Science Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai Ioniq Witnesses Its India Premiere
Author: 0 Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai Ioniq Witnesses Its India Premiere

Koo, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, HMIL, said here at the launch. The dash, which uses contrast colours to good effect, also houses a floating infotainment screen with screen sizes varying between 5 and 8 inches. The second engine variant has a 1.2 liter kappa petrol engine that comes with the CVT automatic gearbox option. Talking about the interior, the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has been supported by Apple Car Play in 2018.

Science Early Briton had dark skin, blue eyes
Author: 0 Early Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

A Briton from 10,000 years ago had blue eyes, dark coloured curly hair and "dark to black" skin pigmentation, shows DNA analysis of Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest almost complete skeleton. Yoan Diekmann, a computational biologist at University College London also working on the project, added that the connection people often make between being British and being white is "not an immutable truth.

Science Google removes tappable shortcuts from search app
Author: 0 Google removes tappable shortcuts from search app

App Preview Messaging feature is a part of Google Play Services and hence it will be handled through the Google Play Services on all the Android based smartphones. While the Yalp Store is a great app, it lacks a pretty interface because the developer wants it to run on any device from Android 2.x up meaning that it can not implement Material Design.

Science Jaguar restarts D-type racer production
Author: 0 Jaguar restarts D-type racer production

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the famous D-type race auto in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. But didn't those "missing" chassis go off to be original XKSSs (and the justification for the recreation)? The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine.

Science Mergers: Commission to assess the acquisition of Shazam by Apple
Author: 0 Mergers: Commission to assess the acquisition of Shazam by Apple

The Commission said it considers the transaction may adversely affect competition in the EU. More specifically, the EC finds that Apple's proposed purchase of Shazam fails to comply with the standards set by the EU Merger Regulation for companies acquiring smaller firms within the region.

Science Tata H5X Compact SUV Unveiled at The 2018 Indian Auto Expo Delhi
Author: 0 Tata H5X Compact SUV Unveiled at The 2018 Indian Auto Expo Delhi

The 2.5 million-sq. -meter facility will have annual capacity for 300,000 units. Kia India will begin its sales operations in the second half of 2016 with the product. It's called the SP Concept and is a compact SUV, a body form that's worked wonders for carmakers in India. Kia Motors India's MD and CEO, Kookhyun Shim said, " Kia Motors is delighted to enter India, which is all set to catapult into the world's fifth largest economy this year*".

Science A Trump sexual-misconduct accuser just declared she's running for office
Author: 0 A Trump sexual-misconduct accuser just declared she's running for office

A Democrat and first-time candidate, Crooks says she was stirred to run because, despite the #MeToo movement felling powerful men in a broad range of industries, the president has escaped the consequences of his alleged sexual abuse . However, where she is running , Seneca County, is much more friendly to conservative than liberal views. "I think if you can empathize with others, you can possibly reach common ground".

Science Azerbaijan calls snap presidential election
Author: 0 Azerbaijan calls snap presidential election

According to the decree, the election will be held on April 11. The ruling New Azerbaijan Party, known as YAP, earlier said it would nominate Aliyev for the presidency again, potentially extending his rule to 2025. "Safeguarding the tranquility in the country and preventing any possible meddling from overseas are the main reasons behind rescheduling the [presidential] elections in Azerbaijan", Elkhan Shahinoglu, the head of the Atlas Research Center headquartered in Baku, told Caspian News.

Science Waymo-Uber Showdown Kicks Off With Claims of Cheating
Author: 0 Waymo-Uber Showdown Kicks Off With Claims of Cheating

Ride-sharing firm Uber is being sued by Waymo , the self-driving company spun out of Google . He is expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if he takes the stand during the trial. Waymo alleges that Uber didn't purchase a self-driving truck maker, but instead bought a waterfall of the company's self-driving vehicle technology knowledge and trade secrets.

Science Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads
Author: 0 Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads

You'll now see apps like Amazon Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, and more, along with an Amazon widget. But in return, Amazon plastered the phones' lock screens with advertisements and special offers. Amazon also said that removing the ads from the lock screen will allow for these phones to support features like facial recognition and fingerprint scanners.

Science Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena
Author: 0 Bannon not expected to appear before House Intel Tuesday despite subpoena

At the time Bannon and his attorney said he would only answer questions about his time working for the campaign, not as a member of Trump's transition team or about his role in the White House. He is expected to meet with investigators on Mueller's team next week, Reuters reported. Bannon is expected to face questions about key events during his time in the White House including Trump's firings of former National Security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey.

Science International Olympic Committee bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics
Author: 0 International Olympic Committee bars 15 Russian athletes from Winter Olympics

The Games begin on Friday and end on Feb 25, with a fresh doping scandal threatening to erupt on the eve of the quadrennial event. "Receiving this invitation is a privilege for a clean Russian athlete". Kosachev, chairman of the Russian upper house's Foreign Affairs Committee, told Sputnik:"the crisis of the entire global Olympic movement is imminently looming ..." "With regards to the reallocation of medals, we have to wait until all legal remedies are exhausted", Bach said.

Science Huawei Mate 10 Pro up for pre-order on Amazon, other e
Author: 0 Huawei Mate 10 Pro up for pre-order on Amazon, other e

Unfortunately, it won't be compatible with Verizon , Sprint, and US Cellular. At the moment, major retailers offer discounts for the new smartphone. The front-facing camera , on the other hand, is an 8MP front-facing shooter. Interestingly, Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro will also be sold by Microsoft , but it's not clear if only online, or also through Microsoft Stores across the US.

Science Red Dead Redemption 2 Leaks: Battle Royale, First-Person Mode, and More
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 Leaks: Battle Royale, First-Person Mode, and More

For instance, according to a recent leak, it appears the game will include some awesome features, including a first person mode and a battle royale mode in the same vein as PUBG and Fortnite . Obviously, with this being a prequel to Red Dead Redemption 1 , there are situations that need to play out a certain, but the moment-to-moment encounters reportedly will vary.

Science Trappist planets have water, may be 'habitable'
Author: 0 Trappist planets have water, may be 'habitable'

This chart shows, on the top row, artist concepts of the seven planets of TRAPPIST-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii, masses, densities and surface gravity as compared to those of Earth . Professor Brice-Olivier Demory, co-author at the University of Bern, added, "Densities, while important clues to the planets' compositions, do not say anything about habitability.

Science Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile
Author: 0 Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile

The murder case took a new dimension after the CBI trashed the probe by the Gurugram Police and arrested the Class XI student after giving a clean chit to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on charges of murder and sexual assault. The submission was opposed by advocate Sushil Tekriwal, appearing for the seven-year old victim, saying the application was devoid of any merit. Also , the special children's court on Monday rejected the bail plea of accused, who is 16 and half-year-old.

Science Spider-like Creature With a Scorpion's Tail Found Trapped in Amber
Author: 0 Spider-like Creature With a Scorpion's Tail Found Trapped in Amber

In studies published side-by-side in Nature Ecology and Evolution , one team argued that male sex organs and silk thread-producing teats link the creature to living spiders . "Suddenly, here was something that formed a missing link between our ancient prototypes and the living spiders", Selden said. The species is being called Chimerarachne , a riff on Chimera , a fire-breathing hybrid creature found in Greek mythology.

Science How to watch Honor phone launch live stream
Author: 0 How to watch Honor phone launch live stream

The Honor 9 Lite's quad-lens imaging system consists of two dual-lens 13MP + 2MP cameras on both the front of the phone and the back of the phone. Besides this, the handset will be available in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue colour options as well.

Science Konami apologizes for announcing nuclear disarmament (in Metal Gear Solid V )
Author: 0 Konami apologizes for announcing nuclear disarmament (in Metal Gear Solid V )

The nuclear disarmament cutscene was discovered by dataminers , and subsequently posted on YouTube , shortly after The Phantom Pain was released in September 2015. Even if it was just a glitch, the cutscene trigger could bring new attention to groups like Reddit's Metal Gear Anti-Nuclear , which has been trying for months to organize players around stealing and disarming others players' nukes in-game.

Science Your Google Pixel 2 is about to take even better photos
Author: 0 Your Google Pixel 2 is about to take even better photos

The Pixel Visual Core was announced in October of 2017, but has only now released due to Google working with third-party apps to ensure that the Pixel 2's spruced-up imaging capability comes through without being diminished. The feature will be rolled out with the February update. Essentially, with the Pixel Visual Core inside applications such as the ones listed above, you'll get the same HDR+ photography you get from the Google Camera app.

Science More Than A Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our Galaxy
Author: 0 More Than A Trillion Planets Could Exist Beyond Our Galaxy

Researchers at University of Oklahoma in the United States used microlensing to detect the objects in extragalactic galaxies that range from the mass of the moon to the mass of Jupiter. The quasar's light revealed 2,000 unbound planets moving between the galaxy's stars. "We analysed the high frequency of the signature by modelling the data to determine the mass", said Dai.

Science Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently
Author: 0 Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently

It's worth keeping in mind that Activsion and Treyarch have not disclosed CoD 2018's setting, which means that we'll find out more information about this game later this year or around E3 2018. In fairness, the possibility of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't seem like an outrageous idea, despite a lot of fans demanding that Treyarch return to World at War.

Science MWC 2018: Nokia 8 Sirocco details leaked ahead of official launch
Author: 0 MWC 2018: Nokia 8 Sirocco details leaked ahead of official launch

A new smartphone with codename TA-1056 has been spotted on the website. Both of the 7 Plus' camera modules are believed to have been developed by Zeiss , and they should provide for a significant upgrade over the Nokia 7. The phone might run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. The leaks indicate that HMD Global may be working on a new Nokia 7 Plus smartphone.