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by | December 07, 2017 | 06:14

As per the announcement, the reasoning behind this decision is two-fold: rising transaction fees and bitcoin value volatility. In a blog post, Valve explained that bitcoin transaction fees have gone up to almost $20 per transaction last week, "compared to roughly $0.20 when we initially enabled Bitcoin".

by | December 06, 2017 | 16:09

The post on Reddit revealed that Apple might have started to advertise the Amazon Prime Video app in the App Store a bit earlier than anticipated because it has since been taken down. As we mentioned, Amazon hasn't listed the Apple TV (or Google's Chromecast dongles) on its online marketplace since 2015. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said previously that the retailer would not sell the streaming device until it was compatible with Prime services.

by | December 06, 2017 | 15:59

Speaking to The Straits Times , Amazon Prime International's vice president Jamil Ghani noted that the Prime membership is country-specific and not transferable at all - those who already have US Prime memberships can not convert them to local ones, and vice versa.

by | December 06, 2017 | 15:02

About 6.54M shares traded. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. Monarch Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Target (TGT) by 49.99% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wealthcare Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp invested 0% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ). Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Intel by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter.

by | December 06, 2017 | 12:18

Similarly, the NSE Nifty was trading lower by 78.70 points, or 0.77 per cent, at 10,039.55. "Additionally, given the fact that the economy is seeing a cyclical recovery in growth, RBI would rather wait and watch on how these factors play out before moving rates in either direction", said Upasna Bhardwaj, vice-president and senior economist at Kotak Mahindra Bank.

by | December 06, 2017 | 03:22

The 25-year-old pop star changed her settings not long after, leaving many speculating the singer just wants some privacy. Selena - who ended her relationship with The Weeknd before reconnecting with Justin - was reportedly considering bringing the "Love Yourself" singer home to Texas for Thanksgiving last month, but the pair decided it was best for them to spend the holiday season with their own families.

by | December 06, 2017 | 02:11

Fitbit OS was quite laggy, and there were only a handful of third-party apps available at launch. Perhaps most significantly, the Fitbit Ionic promises four days of battery life on a single charge. Current examples of what Fitbit Labs will be working on include a clock face that helps you stay active by feeding your steps to a virtual pet, a clock face with a mood log, a tennis app that tracks your swings, and more.

by | December 05, 2017 | 23:49

Animal protection groups have been warning people for some time about the industries that support animal selfies and the abuse suffered by the monkeys, koalas, and tigers posing in them. But you can still go and view the photos. Though there are plenty of people who don't give two shits about the safety of animals when it comes to furthering their brand, Instagram is hoping these notifications will help to educate people who don't know about the negative ramifications of riding an elephant ...

by | December 05, 2017 | 23:17

The update is going to bring significant changes to the AR mobile game, and it is even changing the name of the game to " Ingress Prime ". Ingress was the first release from Niantic. Neighborhoods and cities around the world are transformed into an interactive experience filled with mystery, intrigue, and adventure. Instead of capturing Pokemon , however, players in Ingress capture "portals" for one of two opposing factions (Enlightened and Resistance) in a futuristic, sci-fi setting.

by | December 05, 2017 | 22:51

PayPal acquired TIO Networks in July for $238 million in its efforts to expand services to financially underserved consumers. "This is a TIO issue that has possibly and unfortunately affected our customers", Mosier said. TIO's platform, thankfully, has not been integrated into PayPal's business, which means users of the latter have not been impacted by the latest disclosure.

by | December 05, 2017 | 20:52

With Stories Highlights , however, comes an entirely new section on user profiles. The new update seeks to address those problems by allowing people to hold onto their stories once they are posted. "Highlights stay on your profile until you remove them, and you can have as many highlights as you'd like". And yes, Stories Archive can be turned off altogether for those who prefer to live (and 'gram) in the moment.

by | December 05, 2017 | 20:07

If you don't have one of Google's latest Pixel devices then there are still things for you in the update to 8.1, as it should bring bug fixes, security patches, various enhancements and a new Neural Networks API, created to accelerate on-device machine intelligence.

by | December 05, 2017 | 17:01

The track record of the rumor sources vary, but it makes sense that Apple would want to lower the introduction cost, especially when it means getting iPad into more classrooms. Likely, Apple is also preparing in 2018, the new iPad Pro, which will get redesigned with a slim framework and a system of Face ID to recognize user's face, but will lose home button and fingerprint scanner.

by | December 05, 2017 | 16:32

First-time buyers get an exclusive free auto pack in Gameloft's Asphalt 8 , $20 Google Play credit, 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years, and 90 days of unlimited music on Google Play. As a free add-on to any device covered by the promo, this works out to $10.99 a month that covers two screens. This particular plan includes unlimited streaming on up to two screens simultaneously, but only at high definition.

by | December 05, 2017 | 16:07

Coinciding with the release of Resistance , The Division Free Weekend is coming to all platforms from December 7th to December 10th. Tom Clancy's The Division may be nearly two years old at this point, but Ubisoft isn't giving up on their surprisingly-resilient MMO shooter yet.

by | December 05, 2017 | 16:05

Among the sectoral indices on BSE, power and metal indices slipped 1.06 per cent and 0.85 per cent. Telecom, Bankex and oil & gas indices closed higher by 0.83 per cent, 0.38 per cent and 0.16 per cent, respectively. Provisional data with the exchanges showed that foreign institutional investors sold scrips worth Rs 1,470.56 crore while domestic institutional investors bought stocks worth Rs 1,074.39 crore.

by | December 05, 2017 | 15:55

It is said that the tokens will become an indicator of each team's popularity and players' taste in the skin. However, this hasn't only been created for the professional players, as the others can show their support for a certain team by sporting their uniform.

by | December 05, 2017 | 14:42

Curse Of Osiris is Destiny 2's first major DLC and the first half of their expansion pass. If you're here, you're probably wondering how much damage Curse of Osiris is going to do to your HDD. In addition to a new quest line centering around the famed warlock Osiris, Curse of Osiris will offer a handful of new locations to explore. Curse of Osiris will be officially released once maintenance concludes.

by | December 05, 2017 | 09:26

The satellite relies on "attitude control" thrusters to orient itself so it can communicate with Earth using the Deep Space Network . But since the TCM thrusters had been dormant since 1980, the mission team needed to make sure they were still functioning.

by | December 05, 2017 | 09:07

A new surprise side-quest is set to appear in Assassin's Creed Origins and it looks like it might reward players with a Chocobo mount. Nightmare mode: a new Nightmare difficulty level will be available. There is now no set date for the December update to drop on any platform. " Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag " and " World in Conflict " should remain on the user's account even when promotion has ended as long as they've been downloaded correctly, as per PCGamesN .

by | December 05, 2017 | 01:19

It is not yet known which stores will be closed, but staff are being told this morning. It comes as the toys and games chain is under growing pressure from the internet, with millions of parents buying big-name brands online through Amazon and supermarkets.

by | December 04, 2017 | 22:04

Capcom's Koji Oda is directing the project, and it seems like Capcom is developing it all in house. The game will release almost a decade after the last new Mega Man game so we can only hope that it lives up to the hype. Further details, such as an exact release date or what fans can expect from Amiibo support (a new line of Mega Man Amiibo figures, maybe?), have yet to be announced.

by | December 04, 2017 | 16:53

Google and Facebook will be subject to an inquiry around the impact of digital platforms on news media in Australia. Facebook's and Google's emergence as key news discovery platforms as well as advertising mediums has troubled traditional media organizations for a while.

by | December 04, 2017 | 16:12

The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth. But stargazers won't have to wait long for the next supermoon, which is Tuesday, Jan. The Full Moon on Sunday night marked the first and only supermoon of 2017. The supermoon on January 31 will feature a total lunar eclipse, with totality viewable from western North America across the pacific to Eastern Asia.

by | December 04, 2017 | 10:06

The publication reminds us of Mark Zuckerberg's statement past year that "daily activity on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined was three times the number of SMS messages sent worldwide - 60 billion compared to 20 billion". When Twitter launched in July 2006, it borrowed SMS's 140 character limit. Since then Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have taken over messaging, becoming more popular amongst the public.

by | December 04, 2017 | 10:01

That never happened but now the rumors are surfacing again for the Galaxy S9. Now, a new leak on Chinese social media network, Weibo gives us a better look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus. In 2017, big and small branded phones embraced bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and in the coming year, we expect to see the next stage of the phone evolution in the form of flexible screen.

by | December 04, 2017 | 07:48

Furthermore, for those installing again after updating to macOS 10.13.1, Apple doesn't say that a reboot is required. According to a Wired report on Friday, multiple users have confirmed that upgrading from macOS 10.13.0 High Sierra to the latest version 10.13.1, released at the end of October, disables Apple's security patch for the root user login flaw.

by | December 04, 2017 | 02:11

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday that Ohtani will not be signing with the team. Major League Baseball teams have until December 22 at 11:59 p.m. The Yankees had about $3.5 million in money, which is the second-most behind what the Texas Rangers could offer. Our Jon Heyman is reporting that Ohtani has told teams that he prefers to sign with a team in a smaller market.

by | December 03, 2017 | 16:41

The Chinese company has not revealed the launch data for this smartphone. The new handset certainly stands out when compared to the regular black and red variants of the OnePlus 5T. According to Indian website Tech PP, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition could be launched on December 16 - just one day after the latest Star Wars film (The Last Jedi) makes its U.S.

by | December 03, 2017 | 09:56

The loss didn't just end Oregon's winning streak, it continued a bad stretch of play the likes of which haven't been seen since the winning streak began. "It comes down to toughness and it comes down to leadership", Altman said. You want that locker room the way it was, where everybody gets to celebrate.”.

by | December 03, 2017 | 05:42

They report that one of the eggs had a hatchling that was at least 2 years old, which supports a previous hypothesis: Pterosaurs need to develop in the egg for longer periods of time, similar to how human babies develop in the womb for nine months.

by | December 03, 2017 | 05:37

Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. SpaceX plans to start building the first of those by the middle of next year, Musk said in late September. It will, Musk predicted, " be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent ".

by | December 03, 2017 | 02:26

They are identical to the primary control thrusters, but the problem was that they hadn't been used since 1980, when the spacecraft flew past Saturn. It did. This additional life is important for mission controllers working with Voyager because the more data they can pull from this spacecraft, the better.

by | December 02, 2017 | 21:09

The full moon on Sunday night will be a supermoon and will be bigger and brighter than usual. The average distance between the moon and earth is 3,84,000 km, but at perigee, it is 3,56,000 km and at apogee, it will be 4,06,300 km. The bigger question is whether we'll be able to see the supermoon in Seattle. If you want to witness a peak supermoon at maximum size and brightness like the aforementioned 1948 supermoon, it's going to be awhile.

by | December 02, 2017 | 15:35

The company's Twitter support page is being inundated with users bemoaning iPhone crashes, but Apple is remaining coy about the issue so far, responding to one user with: "Relying on your iPhone is vital and we understand the concern to ensure your iPhone is working as expected".