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Bid target Sky reports 9 percent rise in core earnings

Bid target Sky reports 9 percent rise in core earnings It provides entertainment and communications services to more than 23 million households across the United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany , Italy and Austria. The company also reported customer growth of 39% in the fourth quarter of its last financial year, taking the total number of European households using Sky to over 23mln, while its product portfolio saw growth of 81% in the same period. [Full Article...]

NY moves to break up Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable

NY moves to break up Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable Charter provides cable TV, Internet, and VoIP phone service to more than two million subscribers in the state. Charter is ordered to file within 60 days a plan with the PSC to ensure an orderly transition to a successor provider (s). Charter objected, saying that the commission was seeking to add new requirements the company had never agreed to and that the effort to disqualify the homes was gro... [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 9 price may kill the release

Galaxy Note 9 price may kill the release However, the South Korean company didn't say anything about the phablet's availability, although unconfirmed rumors claim the Note 9 will hit the shelves on August 24 . This means we have to wait for the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S10 next year to check out the in-display fingerprint sensor. The device will apparently cost at least as much as the iPhone X at launch, and that phone got its fair s... [Full Article...]

Wildfire forces entire California town to evacuate; suspect arrested

Wildfire forces entire California town to evacuate; suspect arrested Five-hundred fire personnel have been assigned to the fire. The blaze grew by roughly 4 square miles as it burned through rough terrain and dry brush, but U.S. Five residential structures have been destroyed and 3,200 people have been evacuated. "We had one guest who planned a weeklong trip", said Tom Lambert, who owns a vacation rental property near Yosemite Valley. [Full Article...]

BTS' J-Hope Just Destroyed Drake's "In My Feelings" Challenge

BTS' J-Hope Just Destroyed Drake's Police in Spain have warned drivers against performing a viral dance challenge based on Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake's latest hit "In my feelings", saying they could face criminal charges. Lest anyone think the Greenville dentist would like to attract anything other than new patients, Constantine cautions he's been happily married for 13 years. [Full Article...]

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising Amazon's profit surpassed $2bn (£1.5bn) for the first time in the second quarter, as the online retailer continued to benefit from strong growth in its cloud computing and Prime subscription services. We'll have to wait and see what the company says at the earnings call later today. CFO Olsavsky noted that third-party sales were changing the profit equation for Amazon , too. [Full Article...]

California Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Wide-Ranging Fires

William Blodgett of Idyllwild said he couldn't get home because of the flames and had to wait along with others at a gas station in nearby Mountain Center - until the fire hopped a highway and began to move in his direction. The San Bernardino National Forest had clouds that reached up to 50,000 feet, creating its own lightning storm as a result. The fire quickly grew to 800 acres and growing, o... [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan makes USA debut: the new entry point

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan makes USA debut: the new entry point Mercedes-Benz has fully revealed the global version of its new A-Class sedan, following the reveal of the long-wheelbase Chinese-market version earlier this year. At the heart of the new interior is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system which the German carmaker says is "customisable and adapts to the user" and will create 'an emotional connection between vehicle, driver, and ... [Full Article...]

Benchmarks show Intel dropping hyperthreading in new Core i7

Benchmarks show Intel dropping hyperthreading in new Core i7 Peak clock speeds are pushed slightly higher than they were for the 8th generation chips, too. But this is the first time that the Core i7 part has hit the spotlight. Those processors with six cores or fewer will simply use classic thermal compound under the IHS. The only way we see the processor losing out in is heavy multitasking workloads, which hyper-threading provides a boost to. [Full Article...]

Even the Xbox Adaptive Controller's Packaging is Accessible

Even the Xbox Adaptive Controller's Packaging is Accessible Microsoft announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller two months ago with the intention of making gaming more accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities. "Every major step of the unboxing incorporates loops, a feature that we heard resounding positive feedback on from beta testers", they wrote. The box the controller is housed in is taped as well, but there are also loops on either side... [Full Article...]

Nikon announces development of a new mirrorless camera

Nikon announces development of a new mirrorless camera Alongside the new mount will come new lenses and an adapter that will allow "a wide variety of F-mount NIKKOR lenses" to be used with the new mirrorless system. With Nikon developing a new lens mount it's likely that there will be a limited range of lenses at launch , as it's going to take time to develop an entire range of new lenses - just ask Sony. [Full Article...]

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production auto lap record

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ sets 6:44.97 Nürburgring production auto lap record The feat was achieved with Marco Mapelli at the wheel and the vehicle was camouflaged as it has yet to be fully revealed. Lamborghini confirmed Thursday that rumors of it breaking the lap record for street-legal production cars with the Aventador SVJ were true, and announced its time to be 6:44.97-this time independently verified. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Clay Pigeon Locations for the Season 5 Week 3 Challenge

Fortnite Clay Pigeon Locations for the Season 5 Week 3 Challenge Head on over to Fatal Fields and you'll find a Treasure Map. Complete all of the Road Trip challenges in Season 5 and you'll unlock a secret Road Trip skin that has not yet been shown. Activate them, and shoot the clay pigeon once it's fired. When completing challenge, do not forget to finish the game by being eliminated or getting the victory royale before leaving. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Teased to Have a Long Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Teased to Have a Long Battery Life The South Korean technology giant has released a 30-second video on YouTube teasing a smartphone widely speculated to be the Galaxy Note 9. The Fortnite Android launch will reportedly be a special promotion for the Galaxy Note 9. If this report is accurate then the Google Play Store listing for Fortnite should also appear around the same time. It would be a good move on Samsung's part to... [Full Article...]

Samsung announces new 'unbreakable' display that survives punishing UL certification

Samsung announces new 'unbreakable' display that survives punishing UL certification Samsung Display today announced that it has developed an unbreakable smartphone display panel which has been duly certified by UL ( Underwriters Laboratories ). The panel "operated normally with no sign of damage" after a 1.8 meter drop test, too, though we don't know how many times it was dropped from that height. [Full Article...]

CONFIRMED: April the giraffe is pregnant - again

CONFIRMED: April the giraffe is pregnant - again And, yes, the father is Oliver the Giraffe , who also fathered April's last calf . The last time the viral mama was pregnant, millions watched her livestream from February through April . Patch said in a statement. At the time, Patch had said: 'Now we are ready to ship them out to another zoo's laboratory for confirmation of a pregnancy'. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm announces first mmWave 5G antennas for mobile devices

Qualcomm announces first mmWave 5G antennas for mobile devices While millimeter wave technology is ideal for dense urban areas and crowded indoor environments, Qualcomm says that broad 5G network coverage will be achieved in sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. Interestingly, the QTM052 antenna modules integrate all these functionalities in a compact footprint. Qualcomm said it has manufactured the first antenna module that will access millimeter wave signals. [Full Article...]

Facebook was secretly building an internet satellite named Athena

Facebook was secretly building an internet satellite named Athena According to it, the project has been created to provide broadband access efficiently to areas around the world where this service is not yet available. There is, of course, the chance the company could opt not to launch Athena . Facebook has been working on this since July 2016, as speculated by IEEE spectrum . [Full Article...]

Capcom Confirms No VR Support for Resident Evil 2 Remake

Capcom Confirms No VR Support for Resident Evil 2 Remake Among the bullet points for the Resident Evil 2 remake: "wetness", "darkness", and "gore". That's a tasty Raccoon City P.D. item crate containing the full game on disc, a code for the Deluxe DLC, the digital soundtrack , a blueprint poster of the renovated Raccoon City police headquarters, a book containing journalist character Ben Bertolucci's images and documents from the aftermath of the... [Full Article...]

Chrome 68 to Flag Potentially Insecure Websites

Chrome 68 to Flag Potentially Insecure Websites Sites that are secure using HTTPS will get a green "secure" label or a green label of the company name (depending on what type of security certificate is in use). "It's also now required if you don't want Google Chrome flagging the site as "not secure". "Any business that takes itself seriously should be using HTTPS and a number of other security and encryption protocols in their business an... [Full Article...]


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