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Xbox 360's Halo titles now compatible with Xbox One

After Dawn 42min ago

Halo fans with Xbox One will be happy to know they can play back through the Xbox 360 catalog of Halo titles on their consoles.While Halo: Reach was already backwards compatible with Xbox One, Microsoft has revealed that now Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary are now compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox One S. They will also soon be playable on the Xbox One X console.All Xbox 360-era downloadable content for Halo titles is already available for free from the Xbox Store. If you own the games digitally, you can download any of them from the Xbox Store except for Combat Evolved Anniversary which requires a disc for the moment.Multiplayer between Xbox... Read the article
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Uber loses license to operate in London

After Dawn 52min ago

Ride-hailing service Uber will not be issued a new license to operate in the city of London after its current license expires on September 30.The decision was made by Transport for London (TfL) and affects over 40,000 Uber drivers and an estimated 3.5 million passengers. According to the TfL, the decision was made for public safety and security reasons. London mayor, Sadiq Khan, backed the decision publicly."I fully support TfL's decision - it would be wrong if TfL continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners' safety and security," Khan said.Uber said it will appeal the decision, and added that it signals to the world that London is far from being... Read the article
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Chinese search giant is investing enormously in self-driving cars

After Dawn 2h et 41min ago

The Chinese equivalent of Google, Baidu, has announced that it has launched a new $1.5 billion fund to speed up advancement in autonomous driving. Baidu's plan is to fund around hundred self-driving car projects over the next three years.Clearly Baidu is serious about competing more fiercely with U.S. based technology companies for the future in autonomous vehicles.The fund, called Apollo Fund, is named after the company's open-source autonomous vehicle software, Apollo. The Apollo Fund was announced alongside news that the self-driving software had advanced to second generation and version 1.5, Reuters reports.The Apollo software is turn is named after NASA's space program. From the public's perspective it seems that Baidu's target is mainly competing with Tesla. The American car maker... Read the article
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CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms

After Dawn 15h et 17min ago

At the beginning of this week, it was reported that award-winning, hugely popular computer cleaning software CCleaner had been bundled with malware for almost a month with its official installer.Shortly after, it was revealed that the incident wasn't caused by mismanagement at the Piriform, company behind the software, but a "sophisticated" hack that had managed to gain access to Piriform's development environment. Now, Wired has more details of the incident. According to Telos, a security company who found the malware originally, the malware didn't care much about Joe Average's computer, but instead, filtered the infected computers and tried to find out whether it had gained access to specific tech firms' networks. Those networks include at least 18 large tech companies,... Read the article
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CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms

After Dawn 15h et 17min ago

At the beginning of this week, it was reported that award-winning, hugely popular computer cleaning software CCleaner had been bundled with malware for almost a month with its official installer.Shortly after, it was revealed that the incident wasn't caused by mismanagement at the Piriform, company behind the software, but a "sophisticated" hack that had managed to gain access to Piriform's development environment. Now, Wired has more details of the incident. According to Telos, a security company who found the malware originally, the malware didn't care much about Joe Average's computer, but instead, filtered the infected computers and tried to find out whether it had gained access to specific tech firms' networks. Those networks include at least 18 large tech companies,... Read the article
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Tesla abandoned Nvidia? Developing a chip with Nvidia's rival AMD

After Dawn on 21/09/2017 pm30 19:05:00

The electric car company Tesla has worked with Nvidia for a long time. Nvidia has delivered chips to current Tesla models with autopilot features, but Elon Musk has wanted to get more rule over the development of the chips.According to new information acquired by CNBC, Tesla is trying to become more independent when it comes to autopilot enabling AI processing. Tesla is looking to develop their own chips that are custom made to their AI needs, and provide energy efficiency while tackling specifically the problems of self-driving.However, while this might mean that Nvidia will be tossed aside altogether, Tesla will still need some help manufacturing the chips. Now the kicker is that Tesla has made a deal with AMD, the... Read the article
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Google signs a billion dollar deal with HTC

After Dawn on 21/09/2017 pm30 16:26:00

As expected, Google and HTC have signed a deal marking a new era in cooperation between the companies. However, HTC was not acquired but instead they signed a billion dollar partnership.This will allow Google to use HTC's patented technologies and transfers some HTC's employees to Google. Of course the team responsible for Pixel is part of that, and they have already been working with Google now for many years, but this deal will solidify that partnership.They will be from now on working for Google, literally, and get paid by the search giant. That also means that Google can reallocate any number of engineers to other products, be it Chromecast, Google Home or any number of new and unannounced ones.This might... Read the article
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HTC is halting shares, Google takeover imminent

After Dawn on 20/09/2017 pm30 20:15:00

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has been looking for a buyer for years. Year after year their business has declined, and the past few months have been the worst in over a decade.There have been some good news, though, for them. About two weeks ago rumors had it that HTC is close to signing a deal that could possibly mean an acquisition. The other participant in the negotiations was rumored to be no other than Google itself. As the negotiations were said to be close to being finished, one would expect some additional information around this time, right? Well, it seems that the Chinese sources might have indeed been right.HTC has now informed, according to the Twitter account of Bloomberg... Read the article
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Watch Series 3 has LTE connectivity problems: reviewers

After Dawn on 20/09/2017 pm30 19:00:00

Several reviewers have found a problem with the new Apple Watch Series 3 and LTE connectivity, which Apple says it is investigating.The ability to connect directly to an LTE network and break free from iPhone tethering was probably the biggest selling point of the Apple Watch Series 3 unveil last week. It promised a smartwatch that can stand on its own and work more or less anywhere an LTE-capable cell phone could.However, according to reviewers at The Verge and the Wall Street Journal, the new Watch seems to have a problem with LTE connectivity. Writing for The Verge, Lauren Goode found that the device frequently struggled to connect to LTE and would often connect to unknown wireless networks.In a review... Read the article
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WATCH: Warner Bros reveals new 'Tomb Raider' trailer

After Dawn on 20/09/2017 pm30 18:51:00

Lara Craft to return to the cinema screens with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander in the leading role.Warner Bros has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Fifth Estate, The Danish Girl) replaces Angelina Jolie in the role of Lara Croft, as she explores an island off the coast of Japan while investigating the mysterious disappearance of her father.Vikander is flanked by Dominic West (The Wire's 'McNulty', 'Theron' in 300) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), and is directed by Roar Uthang. Geneva Robertson-Dworet penned the screenplay. This movie adaption is based on the 2013 reboot of the video game series.The trailer teases plenty of action as Croft battles an organization called... Read the article

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