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  • Bandai Namco gets behind Switch with three secret titles

    November 8, 2017 7:31 AM 20

    An artwork for Bandai Namco’s ‘One Piece Unlimited RED’, re-released for Nintendo Switch in 2017. — AFP picTOKYO, Nov 8 — Japanese video game label Bandai Namco has signalled its ongoing support for the Nintendo Switch console by promising “three big titles” for 2018. What could they be? “We have put three games on the Switch so far and all of them are doing

  • Video game releases for November: ‘Sonic Forces,’ ‘Football Manager 2018,’ ‘Nioh’

    November 5, 2017 12:13 AM 14

    ‘Super Lucky’s Tale’ features a bushy-tailed fox and a cute world to bounce through. — Picture courtesy of Playful / Microsoft StudiosSAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5 — Among video games arriving on November 7 and in the days following, Need for Speed: Payback does its best to channel the spirit of a Fast and Furious movie, Mario Party: The Top 100 compiles a tonne

  • Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger down for some users across the globe

    November 3, 2017 9:10 AM 26

    MUMBAI, Nov 3 — Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger was down for many users in India and other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter today afternoon. Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media. The extent of the outage was not immediately

  • Facebook beefs up user numbers again, especially in Asia

    November 3, 2017 3:42 AM 21

    With over two billion active users every month, Facebook is by far the most popular social network in the world. — AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 — Facebook’s third quarter earnings released yesterday revealed it has over two billion users worldwide every month, a symbolic threshold passed in the spring, and it has increased its subscriber numbers across

  • German postal service’s new little helper (VIDEO)

    November 2, 2017 3:12 AM 19

    Image of PostBOT, the Deutsche Post robotic help, from the Reuters video. BAD HERSFELD, Nov 2 — German posties have a new helper. Deutsche Post spokesman Thomas Kutsch says: “It can scale kerbs. It cannot climb stairs and does not go to the second floor on its own. But, what she does, the robot also does. And if she stops, it stops. And then she can get the parcels

  • One million Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sold in South Korea

    November 2, 2017 2:38 AM 21

    Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Communications, gives a speech during a launching ceremony for Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 8 in Seoul September 12, 2017. — Reuters picSEOUL, Nov 2 — The combined sales of Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in South Korea have reached one million units, industry data showed today

  • OnePlus 5T will have better cameras, sample portrait shown off

    November 1, 2017 12:19 AM 16

    So there will be a new OnePlus phone? Looks like the OnePlus 5T that has been leaked a couple of weeks ago and believed to come with a larger 18:9 display is almost ready. This new variant also dropped by AnTuTu, showing off premium specs so we know the phone is for real. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei just posted a sample photo and asked what phone could

  • Apple touches record as brokerages bullish on iPhone X demand

    October 31, 2017 12:20 AM 19

    The stock climbed to $168.07 earlier in the session, adding nearly $26 billion to its market cap and inching it closer to becoming the first company with a trillion dollar valuation. SAN FRANCISCO: Several analysts downplayed concerns about Apple Inc’s iPhone X production issues and were bullish on demand and sales, pushing the company’s shares to a record

  • HTC U-Series Smartphone Teased to Sport Bezel-Less Display Ahead of Thursday Launch

    October 30, 2017 7:08 AM 13

    Days ahead of its official announcement, HTC has teased the presence of a bezel-less display on its upcoming U Series smartphone. The new smartphone is likely to be the mid-range HTC U11 Life that would help the Taiwanese company take on LG, Samsung, and Xiaomi that all are offering their new models with minimal bezels. The company is launching the handset

  • Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to a humanoid robot (VIDEO)

    October 30, 2017 12:58 AM 21

    Sophia is a lifelike humanoid robot with a captivating smile and expressive eyes, designed to look like late film star Audrey Hepburn. — Screen capture via Reuters videoRIYADH, Oct 30 — Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a humanoid robot named Sophia. The country made the announcement last week at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh