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Overwatch Loot Boxes Being Adjusted to Reduce Duplicates

You get some compensation for it in the form of in-game credits, but it's like getting socks for Christmas: Sure, they're useful, but it's still a drag. Everybody in the PTR will get five loot boxes to test out the new drop rates right away. First, the game will continue to automatically generate highlights bases on the most recent gameplay session. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

This Wednesday, the French newspaper L'Equipe published on their front page that PSG will be in wait just in case Cristiano Ronaldo finally decides to leave Spain . The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid has filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction. However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is adamant that Ronaldo will continue to be a player for the world's biggest football club. Read More »

Can't Beat the Heat: Earth's Killer Heat Worsens, Study Shows


Lead author of the paper, Professor Camilo Mora , of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, said "For heatwaves , our options are now between bad or awful". Using historic data, the team found that 30 percent of the world's population sees at least 20 days each year that surpass the temperature and humidity thresholds for a deadly event at a given location. Read More »

UPS announces peak delivery charge to cover additional costs


For UPS "Next day Air Early", "Next Day Air" and "Next Day Air Saver" the peak surcharge dates are December 17 through 23 with an increase of $.81. The surcharges for the holiday season will help cover the cost of hiring additional workers and renting extra planes and trucks. Read More »

Solar Eclipse Celebrated With New Stamp


The space agency acknowledges that we all prefer to party in different ways, so it produced some "Eclipse Party" materials that generalize to diverse audiences, whether you're organizing a museum event or simply want to acknowledge this summer's fascinating and rare total solar eclipse with your friends while playing bocce ball and drinking punch. Read More »

Tracker-Blocking Firefox Focus Browser Arrives on Android


Firefox Focus offers not just privacy benefits, but performance gains, too. The privacy of the app extends into allowing users to erase their browsing sessions with one tap. In addition to the upgrade, Mozilla announced that it has also substantially shortened its pipeline for releasing new features from four stages to three. Read More »

Senate Dems Slated To Protest Obamacare On Chamber Floor


Anyone following the debate over the "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act knows the 13 Republican senators writing the bill are meeting behind closed doors . "Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Socceroos v Germany - Everything you need to know

Goals from Lars Stindl , Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka , secured the win for Germany . Lately, though, the Socceroos have looked listless. What even is the Confederations Cup? Last week defender Trent Sainsbury hit out at the media's "nitpicking", telling the Sydney Morning Herald : "We have the support of the fans, it would be nice to have the support of the media as well". Read More »

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

Earth might have more company in the universe. The U.S. space agency says that these 10 new candidates are in the correct range of their stars where water could form on the surface of the more rocky planets. When asked during the press conference how the team felt about Kepler's first mission coming to a close, Thompson explained that she sees it more as a new beginning. Read More »

YotaPhone 3 specs leak, probable pricing announced


The YotaPhone 3 will sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while at the back, there is a 5.2-inch HD E Ink touchscreen. It's been more than three years since the intriguing e-ink display based YotaPhone 2 was unveiled but it's finally looking like the company is ready to release its successor at some point this year. Read More »

Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones


Some critics still felt, though, that while Kelly may have presented a strong interview, she and NBC erred in giving Jones, and his theories, a national platform. Setting the cautionary aspects of dealing with such a personality aside, " Sunday Night " can only be judged by what made it onto the screen, which began with Kelly promising to "confront [Jones] on his notorious lie about the Sandy Hook massacre". Read More »

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Portugal is not anxious about Cristiano Ronaldo being distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk of his possible departure from Real Madrid . Petersburg on June 24). Before the Champions League final two weeks ago, when Madrid won its second consecutive title with two goals by Ronaldo, the star forward said that he was never jeered while playing for Manchester United, and that he missed his time in England even though he loved living in Madrid and playing for ... Read More »

Atari CEO Confirms New Game Console


However, following a series of shortfalls in the 1990s, Atari dramatically dropped out of the hardware business, with companies like Microsoft and Sony filling the void they left. The Atari Flashback 8 Gold comes with 120 Atari 2600 games, so pulling out everything in the back catalog might be the only way for the Ataribox to bring something definitive to the market. Read More »

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury


Warmbier explained that during his son's imprisonment, the family had "to choose their words carefully" so they wouldn't offend the North Koreans . Kanter said that while Warmbier has spontaneous moments of eye opening, he has not spoken or made any purposeful movements. Fred Warmbier said Trump called him Wednesday night to learn more about his son and give his best wishes. Read More »

Jury begins deliberations in Cosby trial


They'll resume talks Wednesday morning. Mr. Cosby told police that he never told Ms. Constand or her family what the pills really were, despite the fact they requested the name of the medication later on. Jurors did hear Cosby's side of the story - but not in his voice. The panel has also been reviewing Cosby's deposition testimony. Bill Cosby arriving for his sexual-assault trial with his wife, Camille, at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Read More »

Microsoft Xbox One X: The Most Powerful Console Ever Made

Obviously when we think about UWP and the ability for games to run across console and PC, we're getting closer. If you want the Xbox One X in 2017, you need to pre-order. Market Analyst IHS Digital is predicting Xbox One X sales of 500k this year. Me on phone: "Hello, do you have stock of the Xbox One X? ". Will parents really opt to purchase Xbox One X over the standard model? Microsoft is also shipping the Xbox One X with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and ... Read More »

Apple 10.5 Inch iPad Pro Finally Here, What's New

Last year's high-end stock configuration 15-inch MacBook Pro came with a 2.7GHz sixth-generation Core i7 and has average single-core and multi-core scores of 4,098 and 13,155, respectively. Apple also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor . It has a display with 5K resolution and can be assembled with 8-core, 10-core or 18-core Xeon processors . Read More »

Sessions says he has 'confidence in' special counsel Robert Mueller

The day after the termination, Trump told Kremlin visitors to the Oval Office: "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". No, Sessions replied. In addition, I provided supplemental testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain this. "I think there are times when it plays an important role in government". Read More »

Minecraft now supports cross play across mobile, PC and gaming consoles

Minecraft is available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U , Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Windows 10 , Apple iOS devices, and Android devices. There are now more than 55 million users who play Minecraft every month. There's no telling exactly how Microsoft plans to inject Xbox Live connectivity into rivals' systems, and we look forward to clarification on this seeming technical hurdle. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Lets You Play As A Dinosaur

Super Mario Odyssey leaps onto the Nintendo Switch October 27. As cool as it may sound, we would rather have a new game altogether. Metroid: Samus Returns will be available on the 3DS on September 15. "Exclusive Battle-Cars and Customization items will also be available, including Mario and Luigi hat toppers to decorate your vehicle, with additional details to be announced later this year ". Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple announces all-new iMac all-in-one desktop range

The 21.5-inch iMac will have up to 32GB in memory , and the 27-inch will go up to 64GB. The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance, and the 27-inch model is up to 50 percent faster, as per company's claim. Also, the newly refreshed MacBook measures just 13.1 mm in thickness. It'll be even more powerful than the iMac Pro . " iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering", ... Read More »

Microsoft unveils the most powerful gaming console ever- Xbox One X


Among the highlights are the Forza Motorsport 7 racing game, gorgeous-looking pirate-themed MMO Sea of Thieves , and the zombie open world title State of Decay 2 . Xbox games will be playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.To people who have been wanting to rekindle the days of their Xbox past, now is the time! It is worth noting that the Xbox One X is not yet approved for sale by the FCC, which explains why there's already a date of launch and a price but no green light ... Read More »

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

Despite dominating possession and shots on goal, Mexico only took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room. Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring against Honduras during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City , Thursday, June 8, 2017. Read More »

Watch Sony's PlayStation E3 2017 press conference live here


Earlier this year, a federal jury found that Oculus, plus co-founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe violated the intellectual property rights of video-game maker ZeniMax Media . That's according to Journalists at Windows Central , who have been the source of other correct information on the new console before its release. So we can expect to see some huge game announcements and reveals, as well as some third-party games set to run on the Scorpio, and of course the indie titles as ... Read More »

E3 2017: Madden NFL 18 Offers New Longshot Campaign Mode

In 1998 the video game added a Franchise mode in which players could take full control of a team's front office while still controlling the action on the field. You can get a quick glimpse of the Longshot mode and some of the cinematics, powered by DICE's Frostbite, with the EA Play E3 2017 trailer below. Read More »

Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature


You can really maximize your storage in iOS by carefully watching your apps and how much they save. At yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple announced updates to nearly every piece of hardware in their product catalog other than the iPhone and iPad Mini. Read More »

Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years


Apple said it is updating its iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch Retina display and a refresh rate the company said is twice as fast, making videos smoother and crisper. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for development virtual-reality "experiences". Apple gave a sneak peek into its newest speaker at WWDC 2017 today, the HomePod . Read More »

Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker


Dubbed HomePod , the new speaker features voice control and spatial awareness to adapt the sound to different rooms. HomePod will come in two colors at launch, Space Gray and White, and will begin selling in December in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA for $349, and is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, running iOS 11. Read More »

Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store


Shares in the department store chain, which have fallen by about a third since December, rebounded more than 10 percent on the news. NORDSTROM BLAKE W sold $85,880 worth of stock or 1,905 shares. Elsewhere, shares of Dillard's Inc. rallied 4.2%, Kohl's Corp. climbed 0.7%, J.C. Penney Co. The company also operates stores in Canada and Puerto Rico. Read More »

The Pokemon Nintendo Direct Underwhelms With 3 Announcements


But at least you'll have a good opportunity to catch up on existing Pokemon games this fall if you missed any. Nintendo Switch owners, or prospective Switch owners lucky enough to find the consoles in stock this summer, can prepare to battle Pokemon with the new Pokken Tournament DX . Read More »