Month: October 2018

Blockchain Startup Hires Away Google’s Messaging Tech Leader

October 30, 2018

Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs confirmed to Reuters on Friday that it hired Amir Sarhangi, who had been leading Google’s rollout of a new wireless messaging system, as vice president of products. San Francisco-based Ripple, which is among the most well known startups trying to capitalise on the technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, said it was excited to have Sarhangi […]

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PUBG Xbox One Update 2 Brings Training Mode, Halloween Skins, and More

October 30, 2018

Much like PUBG Mobile, PUBG for Xbox One has seen an update to bring Halloween-themed items into the game such as masks, cords, and even new weapons. Furthermore, the PUBG Halloween skins are available from October 25 to November 21. PUBG Xbox One also gets the Training Mode. This allows you to practice PUBG without the fear of […]

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IBM to Buy Red Hat for $34 Billion, Its Biggest Acquisition to Date

October 29, 2018

IBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire US software company Red Hat for $34 billion (roughly Rs. 2.5 lakh crores), including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services. The transaction is by far IBM’s biggest acquisition. It underscores IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s efforts to expand […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Day One Patch Size Revealed

October 29, 2018

With less than a day left for release, Rockstar Games has revealed the day one patch size for Red Dead Redemption 2. It will be 3.3GB on PS4 and 3.2GB for Xbox One players, except in Japan where it’s slightly smaller for some reason, at 3.02GB and 2.9GB respectively. To verify the update is successful, look for […]

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Realme Says Will Be ‘First to Launch’ MediaTek Helio P70 SoC-Powered Smartphone Globally

October 27, 2018

Just days after the launch of the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, Chinese company Realme has now announced that it will be the first brand to launch a smartphone globally with the new processor integrated. This comes soon after the company launched the Realme 2 Pro₹ 13,990 and Realme C1 in India late last month, hinting that the company is gearing up for […]

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SK Hynix Posts Record Third-Quarter Profit as Chip Outlook Dims

October 27, 2018

South Korea’s SK Hynix posted record third-quarter operating profit on Thursday despite softer chip prices, beating expectations thanks to a seasonal sales boost for mobile devices and strong server demand. The world’s No.2 memory chipmaker said July-September operating profit rose 73 percent year-on-year to KRW 6.5 trillion ($5.7 billion). That compared with a KRW 6.3 trillion average forecast from […]

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Supreme Court Restrains E-Commerce Sites From Selling Firecrackers Online

October 27, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained e-commerce players, including Flipkart and Amazon, from selling firecrackers online across the country. While allowing the manufacturing and sale of only “green crackers” that have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals, the apex court said that e-commerce companies would be hauled up for contempt of court if they are found […]

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Fortnite Update 6.20 to Introduce Glider Re-Deploy for Week-Long Test in All Game Modes

October 27, 2018

With the new Fortnite update 6.20 due later on Wednesday, players will be able to re-deploy their glider at any time in any game mode, as long as they are at least three stories high, developer Epic Games has announced. The feature was originally introduced to the Soaring 50’s game mode, Epic Games noted, but it’s now coming […]

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Optic Gaming to Shut Down India Operations: Report

October 24, 2018

Optic Gaming may shut down its India operations in the wake of one of its players, Nikil ‘Forsaken’ Kumawat caught cheating at the Extremesland 2018 tournament in Shanghai last week. The e-sports company set up shop in India in May this year with support from local firms such as content agency AFK Gaming and e-sports platform […]

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Facebook Report Shows Backers of US Political Ads

October 24, 2018

Facebook on Tuesday released the first of what it promised will be routine reports showing who is behind US political ads seen at the social network or its Instagram service. An Ad Archive Report launched online provided information including numbers of ads and how much money was spent. It featured tools for searching the archive for specific advertisers, […]

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