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'Solo' Firing Explained: Why Lucasfilm Replaced Lord and Miller With Ron Howard

'Solo' Firing Explained: Why Lucasfilm Replaced Lord and Miller With Ron Howard This had pundits questioning how much of the film Howard has redone - following talk Lord and Miller were axed because they strayed too far from Lucasfilm's vision of the instalment. Lucas' time on set, and Howard's directing of the film, is a bit of a full-circle moment for the two. 'But when I learned that this change was happening, it just came in a moment where I was working on lots of new... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics Organisers Apologise to Iran over Samsung Gift Gaffe

Winter Olympics Organisers Apologise to Iran over Samsung Gift Gaffe The Iranian foreign minister issued an ultimatum on Thursday to Samsung Co. urging it to apologize for excluding the Iranian Olympians from receiving phones as a gift in the South Korea Winter Olympics, a source said. On Friday, Games organizers POCOG said: "A letter was today sent from POCOG President Mr Lee Hee-beom to the Chef de Mission of the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic... [Full Article...]

Google Chrome 68 will label unencrypted websites as "not secure"

Google Chrome 68 will label unencrypted websites as The most common uses of HTTPS have been for sites who deal in the exchange of money with services such as online shopping or online banking. Back then when it first came out, there also wasn't an industry push for websites to switch to it, and so some ignored it. [Full Article...]

Gel Batteries Market Global Insights and Trends 2018 to 2025

Gel Batteries Market Global Insights and Trends 2018 to 2025 The report " Global Campaign Management Software Market " enlights crucial and discrete factors dominate the market growth forecast period from 2018 to 2025. Geographically , this report is segmented into several key Regions , with production , consumption , revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Automotive Upholstery in these regions , from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), ... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's Moon to Pyongyang

Pence told the defectors that it was important that the truth about North Korea is known during the Olympic Games . "The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate". "I know that all British Columbians will be joining me in cheering on Team Canada in every event at the Winter Games". Twice , he has delivered statements critical of North Korea while standing in front of... [Full Article...]

Waymo and Uber settle self-driving vehicle trade secret dispute

Waymo and Uber settle self-driving vehicle trade secret dispute Uber and Alphabet's self-driving spinout Waymo settled their dispute Friday, just a few days after a trial over alleged theft of trade secrets began. Uber had on Monday offered to settle the case for US$490 million just before the start of the trial, but that agreement did not provide Waymo with enough assurances that its technology would not be improperly used, two people familiar with the thin... [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units

Monster Hunter World Now Fastest Capcom Game to Ship 6 Million Units Non-squad members will no longer be able to join Squad online sessions unless they have a friend invite or an online session ID search. The official Monster Hunter Twitter account also announced the new Event Quests - Kirin the Myth, Wicked Wildspire Warfare, and Triple Threat Takedown - are now live. [Full Article...]

Latest VLC Player 3.0 update brings support for Chromecast

Latest VLC Player 3.0 update brings support for Chromecast This feature even supports content that Chromecast doesn't natively support. Unfortunately for some, this functionality is limited to the Android app only, but that includes support for Chromebooks and Samsung's DeX environment. The new update is for systems running on Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Android TV, Windows RT, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One, Linux and more. [Full Article...]

Olympics: Goggia aiming to beat Vonn

Olympics: Goggia aiming to beat Vonn But she chose to sit out the giant slalom, saying that her knee "is just not really in a place to do that". She won a bronze in that event at Vancouver in 2010 and a gold in the downhill. I got her two and a half years ago. When I get mentally exhausted, I just get more emotional. My main focus this year was exclusively on the Olympics and I'm very happy with how I feel physically, mentally. [Full Article...]

Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

But North Korea's awful record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind as Moon warmly greeted Kim Yo Jong, the sister of dictator Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, the country's 90-year-old nominal head of state. [Full Article...]

The Olympics Opening Ceremony Drone Present Is Simply So Rattling Spectacular

The Olympics Opening Ceremony Drone Present Is Simply So Rattling Spectacular More than 1,200 drones were on display at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea-and they delivered an outstanding performance. The 2018 Winter Olympics Ceremony opened with a bang, literally. The live show was meant to be a pared down version of the feat, with 300 drones flying at the end of the opening ceremony, but that too was scrapped. [Full Article...]

Facebook's got a new downvote button, says its not a dislike

Facebook's got a new downvote button, says its not a dislike Instead of going with the dislike button, Facebook instead introduced reactions , wherein users can react to the comment or post by selecting from a range of emotions, instead of just the like button. According to users who have observed the addition of the new button, clicking on the downvote button will hide the comment from the user. "This is running for a small set of people in the US o... [Full Article...]

LLC Buys New Stake in FireEye Inc (FEYE)

LLC Buys New Stake in FireEye Inc (FEYE) Approximately 21,180,981 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 444% from the average daily volume of 3,890,942 shares. FireEye has a 52 week low of $10.35 and a 52 week high of $18.00. Resources Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 7,330 shares of the information security company's stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 3,607 shares during the period. [Full Article...]

Twitter announces its first quarterly profit

Linscomb & Williams Inc. now owns 19,384 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $346,000 after buying an additional 1,201 shares during the period. Twitter now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $21.97. Twitter shares rallied 12 percent to close at US$30.18, their highest levels in more than a year, after intraday gains of as much as 26 percent, de... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel Owners Sue Google Over Allegedly Faulty Microphones

Google Pixel Owners Sue Google Over Allegedly Faulty Microphones Google has been hit with a class action complaint alleging that it didn't honor warranties for the original Pixel and Pixel XL when it became clear that the phones suffered from microphone defects. Plaintiffs say that the handsets - released back in 2016 - had serious issues with the microphones, which meant the phones couldn't be used for calling, or for voice assistant functionality. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Reaches New Heights, Boasting 3.4 Million Concurrent Players

Fortnite Reaches New Heights, Boasting 3.4 Million Concurrent Players The long and the short of it, however, is that the server infrastructure the software firm has wasn't up to scratch to deal with that many players. Epic Games admitted that the servers haven't been stable and it is now the biggest issue the game developer has to deal with. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk's Tesla Takes Wrong Turn Into Deep Space

Elon Musk's Tesla Takes Wrong Turn Into Deep Space The plan here is to prepare a speed-induced trajectory that shall take the Roadster away from the gravity of Earth towards the sun with heliocentric orbit. To make the rocket launch more entertaining, Musk put his own cherry red Tesla Roadster in the rocket to be released into space. The bank's report says that Falcon Heavy is now the most powerful rocket in operation as it can place... [Full Article...]

Volkswagen Arteon Arrives In America With 268 Horsepower

Volkswagen Arteon Arrives In America With 268 Horsepower But it also features shorter front and rear overhangs, something that translates into improved interior space. The stylish Volkswagen Arteon has a wide and a coupe-like design. A rearview camera is standard, along with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. [Full Article...]

Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme

Sonos Trolls Apple on HomePod Launch Day with a Popular Meme Siri's chief role here is as your voice-driven "musicologist", which when coupled with an Apple Music subscription, learns your musical preferences over time and surfaces new material you might like, culled from an Apple Music catalog of 45 million-plus songs from more than 2 million artists. [Full Article...]

LG will launch LG V30s with AI-capabilities at MWC 2018

LG will launch LG V30s with AI-capabilities at MWC 2018 The LG V30s will be introduced at MWC , says a report from ETNews . If a massive amount of onboard storage is important to you, the V30S will be music to your ears. LG's version is said to be able to identify products and offer online purchasing links or similar suggestions, perform bar and QR code scanning, and translate written text (similar to Google's Word Lens functionality ). [Full Article...]


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