Nintendo 'Considering' Streaming Services on the Switch

In any event, most analysts seem to agree that the Nintendo Switch will sell in much higher volume than the ill-fated Nintendo Wii U , which has sold a little more than 12 million units over its lifetime, putting it in a far distant third place behind the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Read More

Google helped itself to best positions for its own ads

Google helped itself to best positions for its own ads

According to a data analysis in the Wall Street Journal , the search giant has been buying millions of its own ads and displaying its products such as Google Home and Nest thermostats atop search results, over those of ad-buying customers. Read More

Halley VI Research Base shut down due to ice crack

Halley VI Research Base shut down due to ice crack

The office thus chose to shut down Halley VI as a "precautionary measure" and remove the crew before March. British Antarctic Survey (BAS ) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. BAS director of operations, Captain Tim Stockings, says that the move is a precaution - since winter would make a rescue mission hard if anything goes wrong. Read More

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Expected To Report Earnings On Wednesday

The company's 50 day moving average is 123.08 and its 200 day moving average is 106.56. For NFLX , the company now has $1.34B of cash on the books, which is offset by $2.37B current liabilities. Netflix came in at $2.47 billion revenue for the quarter , in line with the Thomson Reuters projection. As with the third quarter, the price hike Netflix enacted on grandfathered subscribers didn't hurt the company to the extent analysts predicted. Read More

Nintendo Switch Will Come With Regular Joy-Con Grip, Not Chargeable Type

Randy Pitchford, one of the founders of Gearbox Software and now its CEO, has said that Borderlands 3 would not come to Nintendo's hottest gaming console. It is expected that more games will be announced to join the roster of Switch-ready games . Fans were disappointed when they didn't find decent players on their Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 FUT packs. Read More

The Titanfall 2 Update Is About to Launch

Playable only in the Live Fire playlist, the two maps are tight, enclosed death boxes designed specifically for the fast-paced, intense nature of the mode. New maps, including remakes, weapons, modes, and more are all promised. Plus, an overhaul of the player interface to make getting into Titanfall 2 multiplayer easier for everyone. Read More

Monster gator recorded at Florida reserve compared to 'dinosaur' and 'Godzilla'

She estimated the alligator was about 12 feet long . "No photoshop", Joiner said on Facebook . Visitors at a southwest Florida reserve were treated to a unexpected sight on Sunday, a massive alligator. But Joiner said seeing one so big and so close did make her a bit nervous. A short video of a big alligator strolling across a grassy trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland has drawn worldwide gasps. Read More

Researchers discover why killer whales go through menopause

This is another reason the menopause kicks in early. It is simply an evolutionary accident. In doing so, they lose the ability to pass on their genes directly to one generation but gain because they can help the following generation to reach adulthood, thus promoting their genotype for the future, it is argued. Read More

The Nintendo Switch Is Getting Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

The Nintendo Switch Is Getting Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

A release date wasn't announced for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers , but Capcom's Yoshinori Ono will appear on Nintendo's Treehouse Live later today with a live gameplay walkthrough. Could a first-person mode be among the gimmicks that Capcom has planned for the Nintendo Switch fighting game? Additionally, the Joy-Con feature can also be used to challenge another player at any time. Read More

This week we're talking about . . . the Nintendo Switch

It's addition to the Switch appeared to be the console's saving grace for some gamers. The launch of the Switch is one of the biggest moments for the company in recent years. Fils-Aime explained that Nintendo started out by identifying the price they want to be at-$300 in the United States-and worked to reach it. And it is rumoured that for the first time, Gamecube games might be introduced to the Virtual Console. Read More

China says protectionist Trump may limit growth of its exports

China says protectionist Trump may limit growth of its exports

The weakening yuan, which fell 6.5 percent against the dollar a year ago and depreciated 6 percent against a basket of currencies, is cushioning the impact of tepid global demand but doing little to revive sales. Over the years, Mr Lighthizer has consistently taken the position that foreign countries are subsidising their exporters while quietly but systematically blocking imports to protect jobs in their own countries. Read More

Android Wear 2.0 coming in February, on-watch Play Store in tow

Android Wear 2.0 coming in February, on-watch Play Store in tow

At that time, it was released as a developer preview with the expectation of an official release by the end of the year. Google's updated Compatibility Definition guidelines state that OEMs won't be able to mess with Android's notification system from now on. Read More

December retail sales signal disappointing end to 2016

December retail sales signal disappointing end to 2016

USA retail sales rose roughly in line with expectations in December, according to the Commerce Department. Retail sales rose 0.6% last month, the government said Friday. The index later turned mostly flat and was last at 101.390, but was still set to finish the week down 0.8 percent to mark its worst week since early November. Read More

Takata expected to plead guilty, pay $1B

Takata expected to plead guilty, pay $1B

The auto parts supplier will be required to make significant reforms and be on probation and under the oversight of an independent monitor for three years. The lawsuits claim the company knew the air bags could fail, hid negative test results and stalled recalls. Nevertheless, Takata induced its customers to purchase these airbag systems by submitting false and fraudulent reports and other information that concealed the true condition of the inflators. Read More

Hardware tuneup to prime Very Large Telescope for Alpha Centauri exploration

A big part of the Breakthrough Initiative is a program to send tiny probes to visit newly found, potentially inhabitable planets. The VLT will soon be outclassed by new telescopes in planning or production, such as the ESO's own Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), planned to launch in 2024, with fives times the VLT's aperture diameter. Read More

Google confirms end of internet drone project

The team from Titan was brought into X in late 2015. Google's press team (which also handles press for Alphabet) did not immediately respond to a request for comment. KitGuru Says: Google might be out of the internet drone game, but Facebook is still working on a similar project of its own, so it looks like something similar may still come to fruition in the long run. Read More

Nascar driver Carl Edwards expected to retire immediately in stunning move

So why put up with it if you don't have to and we could see more drivers starting to think that way in the future. "When he sat down in front of me and shared what he was thinking, I was totally surprised", Gibbs said. In November, he was leading the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he crashed out battling Joey Logano for the lead with just 10 laps remaining. Read More

Amber Alert issued for Florida teen possibly kidnapped

Amber Alert issued for Florida teen possibly kidnapped

He was last seen in the 100 block of Great Harbor Way in Ponte Vedra Beach, wearing a black hoodie, black trousers, and black Adidas shoes with red stripes. Deputies are also trying to track down a man who used a victim's credit card at two gas stations- one in St. Johns County and one in Jacksonville. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie and black sweat trousers with dark gym shorts underneath, and answered to the name "Trey" at the residence. Read More

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Release Leak Includes Monster Hunter

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Release Leak Includes Monster Hunter

The presentation aims to educate fans on the Nintendo Switch's official technical specifications and offer a glimpse at what games to expect when the console launches in March. The presentation will be airing online at 4am in the United Kingdom, but the United Kingdom press will be going hands on with the device later that day. Read More

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Space Station Power System Upgrade

Nine of the old batteries will be shipped off along with the next cargo craft to depart the space station. The batteries are about the size of half a refrigerator, making it a painstakingly slow process. Each one attaches to a power channel with three batteries. These robotic operations were meant to help cut down considerably on the number of spacewalks needed to perform the full battery operation. Read More