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At any rate, he worked on his mech over time and became a "force to be reckoned with", henceforth known as Wrecking Ball . We later find out that Hammond was able to attach himself to Winston's rocket ship via escape pod. Many fans are speculating that this is the long-rumored character Hammond , although this has not been confirmed or denied by the developer. However, earlier this week on the Overwatch subreddit , a player convincingly put together small clues they found on the ...
  • Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Smashes Nordschleife Lap Record

    Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo Smashes Nordschleife Lap Record

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    Timo Bernhard , who was part of Porsche's title-winning LMP1 programme, was behind the wheel on Friday morning as the 919 Hybrid Evo smashed a new lap record. It also has 50 percent more downforce and active aerodynamics, including Formula 1-style Drag Reduction System incorporated into its rear wing. The 919 Hybrid Evo had already shown what's possible, having taken the outright lap record at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium at the hands of Neel Jani for an average speed of ...
  • Instagram Stories, Now Twice as Big as Snapchat, Adds Music Integration

    Instagram Stories, Now Twice as Big as Snapchat, Adds Music Integration

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    There's those cool filters, your location, emojis and more to put in your story...well, now, it looks like there's one more thing to add to the list: music . What's more? You can search out a song and artist of your choice, or you can look through the selection of songs by choosing the genre, what's most popular, and what you're feeling.
  • Telltale Games is scrapping its old engine

    Telltale Games is scrapping its old engine

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    The studio will be ditching its oft-maligned Telltale Tool and replacing it with the popular cross-platform game engine, Unity . The Wolf Among Us: Season Two has been delayed to 2019 and Game of Thrones: Season Two has been put on hold indefinitely , both of which may have been a side effect of switching to this new engine.
  • Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute

    Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute

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    Apple has not responded to a request for comment on the settlement and Samsung declined. "We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers". Samsung naturally defended its position vigorously, and would soon file a number of countersuits against Apple for patent infringement. The retrial regarding damages was one element of a $548 million penalty - knocked down from an original $1 billion jury award - ...
  • Facebook grounds its internet-delivery drones

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    Facebook has cancelled its Project Aquila , a programme to develop drones to deliver high-speed internet to remote areas now not connected to the internet. Like advertising behemoth Google , which has experimented with its own connectivity projects including satellite- and balloon-based wireless connections, Facebook has a solution to the problem: Get people now disconnected from the internet onto the internet, and from there onto Facebook.
  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Packs 715 HP

    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Packs 715 HP

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    We last saw the DBS in 2012, when Aston Martin ended production of its high-end two door. "DBS" was first used by the marque in 1967, while " Superleggera " pays homage to the lightweight construction methods employed by Italian coachbuilder Touring.
  • #PermitPatty CEO Loses Business After Viral 911 Call

    #PermitPatty CEO Loses Business After Viral 911 Call

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    And a Yale University student was interrogated by police after her dorm neighbor called the police because she was napping in a common area. She told USA Today she only pretended to call the police on the girl. "She's not screaming. The men on the street selling parking passes are louder than her". But Austin says Ettel never asked them to be quiet, only demanded that the girl show her a permit for selling water.
  • Instagram is worth $100 billion if it were a stand-alone company

    Instagram is worth $100 billion if it were a stand-alone company

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    What makes IGTV different from the normal Instagram account is that it raises the time limit on videos from 1 to 10 minutes, or even as much as an hour for users with large subscriber bases. Meanwhile, 181.7 million Americans will watch video on their smartphones at least once per month, up 6% from past year. Creators have their own channels, much like YouTube and anyone can create a channel.
  • IOS 12 and macOS Mojave public beta now available

    IOS 12 and macOS Mojave public beta now available

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    Remember that this is beta software, so although Apple will have tested it to a certain extent, you're nearly certain to encounter a minor problem here and there. On your iPhone, launch Safari and navigate to the iOS 12 beta signup page. At this point, app performance is too unpredictable. The tool, found under settings , tallies the time you spend on your phone by day and week, and breaks it down by app and category.
  • Apple plans to launch new high-end audio devices

    Apple plans to launch new high-end audio devices

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    Those same sources added that Apple is putting together AirPods with water resistance (mainly against rain or sweat, not for swimming or anything like that) and noise-cancellation. As for the launch, these headphones were supposed to arrive later this year but due to development challenges , will be arriving early next year. However, production hasn't started, and design and technology partnerships for the product haven't been finalized.
  • Supreme Court ruling gives hope to local retailers

    Supreme Court ruling gives hope to local retailers

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    They argued it is an unfair and heavy burden to require them to collect varying taxes charged by more than 10,000 jurisdictions across the country. That rule "prevented market participants from competing on an even playing field", Kennedy wrote. Likewise, advocates for the state's mom-and-pop stores - which primarily make sales in brick-and-mortar outlets, not online - say that two-decade-old decision harmed small business owners.
  • Fortnite BR Changes to Late Game Counterplay & Play Styles Announced

    Fortnite BR Changes to Late Game Counterplay & Play Styles Announced

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    The Fortnite building nerf is comprised of changes proposed by Epic Games which should open up new ways for players to combat each other in battle. "You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies", it said. We'll be exploring these changes over the next few weeks - we're excited to hear your thoughts and encourage you to participate in discussions on our various social channels.
  • Instagram long-form videos reportedly launching today, with celebrity-led push

    Instagram long-form videos reportedly launching today, with celebrity-led push

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    IGTV may pay off in the long-term as a result, but it's too early to tell whether Instagram's 1 billion-strong user base will flock to the new app. As on YouTube , regular IGTV users may set up their own channel. Meanwhile, Instagram is obviously trying to give YouTube a run for its money as it also highlights having "channels" maintained by popular content creators.
  • In Win for Privacy, Justices Limit Cellphone Tracking by Police

    In Win for Privacy, Justices Limit Cellphone Tracking by Police

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    The court ruled Friday in the case of Timothy Carpenter , who was sentenced to 116 years in prison for his role in a string of robberies of Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in MI and Ohio. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito predicted the ruling will "cause upheaval" when it comes to information requests in investigations, noting that "treating an order to produce like an actual search, as today's decision does, is revolutionary".