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Sci-tech Valve Swings the Banhammer, Purging Over 40000 Steam Accounts
Author: 0 Valve Swings the Banhammer, Purging Over 40000 Steam Accounts

That's a huge spike over the usual 3,000 to 4,000 VAC bans per day and more than twice the previous record of 15,227 bans in a single day back in October 2016. It's no great trick for a banned Steam user to set up a new account, but the cost of re-purchasing lost games can add up pretty quickly. In the days following July 6, around 1,000 accounts were banned each day.

Sci-tech LG Q6 spotted on benchmarking site ahead of official unveiling
Author: 0 LG Q6 spotted on benchmarking site ahead of official unveiling

The midrange chipset sports eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz along with an Adreno 505 GPU. There has not been any indication of pricing or availability just yet, apart from being released in Poland first, but all of those details will probably surface during the official unveiling of the LG GQ.

Sci-tech Snapchat sinks below IPO price for first time
Author: 0 Snapchat sinks below IPO price for first time

To regain value, the company will need to prove that its advertisements are a must-buy, not just an experiment, and will need to keep innovating on its product as Facebook Inc copies its most popular features, analysts have said. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of global copyright & trademark law.

Sci-tech Bharti Airtel to invest upto Rs 2000 crore to improve services
Author: 0 Bharti Airtel to invest upto Rs 2000 crore to improve services

Airtel CEO & MD Gopal Vittal revealed that there are now 280 million subscribers of the network and the new program particularly benefits the postpaid users and focuses on aspects such as data, device security, and family plan sharing. Under this programme, Airtel has now announced " Postpaid Promise " initiative through which postpaid users will get a host of new services. Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) of the company, said in New Delhi on Monday that "We are ...

Sci-tech Chinese Students Begin 200-Day Simulation Of Life On A Different Planet
Author: 0 Chinese Students Begin 200-Day Simulation Of Life On A Different Planet

Two bunkers have been converted into quarters that replicate living in a space habitat, minus the zero gravity, and the whole set-up is called "Yuegong-1" (Lunar Palace-1). But satisfying physical needs is only one part of the experiment, Liu said. President Xi Jinping wants China to become a global power in space exploration , with plans to send the first probe to the dark side of the moon by 2018 and to put astronauts on the moon by 2036 .

Sci-tech Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life
Author: 0 Daily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer Life

Also, the more coffee people drank, the more they smoked: among those who drank four cups or more per day, just 26 percent had never smoked. Drinking three cups of coffee a day could extend your life, research suggests. Compared to people who drank no coffee, those who drank one cup per day were 12 percent less likely to die during follow up. And it's unlikely that doctors will start recommending coffee as some sort of elixir, according to Veronica Setiawan, the senior researcher on one of ...

Sci-tech Metro Detroit, Michigan gas prices spike this week
Author: 0 Metro Detroit, Michigan gas prices spike this week

A year ago, the average was $2.35. The average price is $2.03 across the commonwealth, though the average price in Hampton Roads is $2.01. Oil prices made steady gains, increasing from $42.53 to $47.07 during the course of 13 days, raising the cost of producing gasoline, AAA reported.

Sci-tech Sky Sports to launch channel dedicated to golf
Author: 0 Sky Sports to launch channel dedicated to golf

Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up. The two firms have spent years locked in a dispute which went back and forth between regulators and the courts before they finally agreed a deal which allowed BT to offer the standard definition versions of Sky Sports 1 & 2 to their customers.

Sci-tech Juno Probe's Great Red Spot Mission a Jupiter Study Landmark
Author: 0 Juno Probe's Great Red Spot Mission a Jupiter Study Landmark

The point at which Juno will be closest to Jupiter's center occurs at 9:55 p.m. ET when the spacecraft will pass 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) above the planet's cloud tops. Keep an eye on NASA's website over the next few days to see the raw images coming in. Reprocessed image from 1979 Voyager 1 encounter with Jupiter.

Sci-tech Shocking! TV Actress Alka Kaushal To Face 2 Years Of Imprisonment!
Author: 0 Shocking! TV Actress Alka Kaushal To Face 2 Years Of Imprisonment!

It is learnt that Alka and her mom had borrowed Rs 50 lakh from a farmer, Avtar Singh, a resident of Langrian village, to make a serial, but did not return his money. This sentence came in 2015, which was challenged by the actress. Avtar then filed a case against Alka and her mother; the district court in Punjab on Thursday upheld the two-year jail sentence verdict given by a local court.

Sci-tech UK, Australian leaders visit site of Borough Market attack
Author: 0 UK, Australian leaders visit site of Borough Market attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May says "an ambitious and comprehensive" free trade deal between the United Kingdom and Australia remains a priority of her government. Speaking in the White Room at Number 10 Downing Street before a formal closed-door meeting, Ms May spoke of the strong links between Britain and Australia as they pledged to work more closely together on national security matters.

Sci-tech Destiny 2 Is Getting a Glacier White PS4 Pro Bundle
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Is Getting a Glacier White PS4 Pro Bundle

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog , the bundle will include a physical copy of Bungie's shooter, the white PS4 Pro, and a white DualShock 4 controller. This limited edition bundle's MSRP will be $449.99 USD/$549.99 CAN. The colour was previously available for the PS4 Slim as of earlier this year.

Sci-tech WWE Returns to Nintendo Consoles With 2K18 on Switch
Author: 0 WWE Returns to Nintendo Consoles With 2K18 on Switch

What changes and improvements would you like to see in WWE 2K18 for Nintendo Switch and other platforms? Be Like No One is the new creation "suite" that allows players to make their characters unique as well as provides improvements over earlier games.

Sci-tech Xiaomi X1 Renders Leak Along With The Phone's Pricing
Author: 0 Xiaomi X1 Renders Leak Along With The Phone's Pricing

Reports circulating online reveal that the company is all set to launch the Mi 6 Plus . And now a budget variant of the device dubbed as Redmi Note 5A has emerged. At the front, there will be a 5-megapixel Samsung S5K5E8 sensor for video chats and selfies. The device will be available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options.

Sci-tech Speedrunning Event Raises $1.7 Million, A New Record
Author: 0 Speedrunning Event Raises $1.7 Million, A New Record

You can check out the whole stream archive on Twitch , or watch the rest of the videos on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel . This is the seventh year of the Summer Games Done Quick marathon, which initially started with quite a modest donation - $21,397.

Sci-tech JK Police arrests LeT militant in Muzaffarnagar
Author: 0 JK Police arrests LeT militant in Muzaffarnagar

Lashkar was gunned down in the encounter. Sandeep Sharma is said to be the first non-local person to be a part of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group operating in Kashmir. "He (Kumar) joined Bashir Lashker of LET and worked as key aid". On July 5, Akhtar Alam alias Tayyab, a Lashkar militant from Jammu's Reasi district, was killed in en encounter with security forces in south Kashmir.

Sci-tech Police say smart home device alerted them to alleged assault
Author: 0 Police say smart home device alerted them to alleged assault

Mr Barros allegedly wielded a firearm and at one point yelled at his girlfriend: "Did you call the sheriffs?" The question was picked up by the smart home device, which recognised it as a voice command and called 911. Authorities lauded the smart home device, which ABC News originally identified as a Google Home , for potentially playing a life-saving role in the situation.

Sci-tech Eva Ekeblad, Who Made Alcohol With Potatoes, Honoured With Google Doodle
Author: 0 Eva Ekeblad, Who Made Alcohol With Potatoes, Honoured With Google Doodle

The doodle comprises a chopping board with " Google " spelt out using a potato, potato skins and flour . Besides her scientific exploits, Ekeblad lived a life of relative comfort as a member of the Swedish nobility. Archaic gender by-laws saw Ekeblad's membership of the society downgraded to honorary status in 1751, although she would remain its only female inductee for 200 years until nuclear physicist Lise Meitner was admitted in 1951.

Sci-tech Show of Force: US Air Force drops dummy bomb near North Korea
Author: 0 Show of Force: US Air Force drops dummy bomb near North Korea

North Korea's state-run media, which usually responds angrily to U.S. But they are behaving in a very, very unsafe manner, and something will have to be done about it.' The US has been considering a range of possible sanctions , economic measures and other steps in response to Pyongyang .

Sci-tech Bottas holds off Vettel to win Austrian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Bottas holds off Vettel to win Austrian Grand Prix

The 18-year-old, who became the youngest rookie to earn a podium finish two weeks ago in Azerbaijan , had started the race from the 18th position. Stroll is now tied for 11th in the driver standings with Nico Hulkenberg (18 points ). German driver Vettel apparently messaged Hamilton after the race to discuss the incident in which he had struck Hamilton's vehicle. Hamilton and Vettel have won three races each this season.

Sci-tech Full moon names for the month of July
Author: 0 Full moon names for the month of July

Sunday morning. New Yorkers will get a decent view, with the Thunder Moon reaching a maximum altitude of 29.3 degrees. Eastern time on Sunday, when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon , allowing for its full luminosity. It's also the month when Native Americans harvest corn and so it's also called Ripe Corn Moon . The full moon of July also has quite a few regional names based on the country you are in.

Sci-tech Clayton Kershaw pitches complete game in Dodgers' sweep over Royals
Author: 0 Clayton Kershaw pitches complete game in Dodgers' sweep over Royals

Yasiel Puig homered, Chase Utley notched his 1,000th career RBI, and the NL West-leading Dodgers beat the Royals 4-1 on Friday night in the opener of Kansas City's first interleague visit to Los Angeles since 2003. Bellinger then took a walk against Royals closer Kelvin Herrera. The Dodgers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th and added single runs in the 6th and 8th innings.

Sci-tech Raptors agree to deal DeMarre Carroll, picks to Nets for Justin Hamilton
Author: 0 Raptors agree to deal DeMarre Carroll, picks to Nets for Justin Hamilton

Miles in a sign-and-trade with in for Cory Joseph , three people with knowledge of the dealings told The Associated Press. The Nets would also reportedly receive a 2018 lottery-protected first-round and second-round pick in the deal. He averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds as a top option coming off the bench in 2016-2017. On a young and rebuilding team like the Nets, Carroll can focus on his all-around game while serving as a veteran mentor for the youngsters on the roster.

Sci-tech Shmuley Boteach Defends Trump For Shunning Warsaw Ghetto Memorial
Author: 0 Shmuley Boteach Defends Trump For Shunning Warsaw Ghetto Memorial

Merkel, host of the G20 summit , has been open about her disappointment in Trump's decision and told the German parliament "we can not expect easy talks in Hamburg" on climate issues. It's also a regular purchaser of US military equipment. "We welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce as you grow your economies", Trump said. "I'm concerned that Donald Trump will not raise the issue of the Russian interference in our presidential election past year", Markey, who sits on the U.S.

Sci-tech Volvo announces all new auto models electric or hybrid from 2019
Author: 0 Volvo announces all new auto models electric or hybrid from 2019

Last year, Volvo sold 534,332 cars in 100 countries, up more than 6 percent from 2015. On Wednesday, automobile copany Volvo announced all of its cars to be released in 2019 onwards are to use some form of battery-powered engine, leaving conventional petrol-only vehicles altogether.

Sci-tech Bihar Govt. denies being intimated about CBI raids at Lalu's premises
Author: 0 Bihar Govt. denies being intimated about CBI raids at Lalu's premises

Last month, the I-T department attached a total of 12 plots of Misa Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar , Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and ex chief minister Rabri Devi , and sisters Ragini and Chanda Yadav . Sushil Modi has launched a tirade against the alleged benami properties amassed by the Lalu family since April 5 this year.Total 22 additional police personnel were deployed at the official and private residences of Modi on Friday night itself.

Sci-tech Montana jolted by quake
Author: 0 Montana jolted by quake

Volunteers pitched in to help clean up a local grocery store in Lincoln, the D&D Foodtown, which lost pickle jars and wine bottles - but assistant manager Ruth Baker said all of the eggs in the store survived. The USGS noted seven other quakes ranging from magnitude 3.5 to 4.4 in the area over the next four hours. A 76-year-old resident of Helena, which is about 34 miles away from the quake's epicenter, said it was the strongest seismic activity that he had ever felt.

Sci-tech Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Coming Soon to EA Access
Author: 0 Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Coming Soon to EA Access

You can also play trials of many EA Sports video games coming out later this year. The original Battlefront's DLC comes in four packages, Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, and Rogue One: Scarif with each bringing new maps and heroes to the foray.

Sci-tech Centre, state differ over Hindi on Metro
Author: 0 Centre, state differ over Hindi on Metro

Union minister for statistics and programme implementation and former Karnataka chief minister D.V.Sadananda Gowda on Thursday said Karnataka should follow a three language policy with Kannada, English and Hindi in comments that will not go down well with the pro-Kannada organisations up in arms against attempts to impose Hindi in the state.

Sci-tech Leeds eyeing Man Utd youngster as Taylor replacement
Author: 0 Leeds eyeing Man Utd youngster as Taylor replacement

Burnley have so far been unable to agree a fee with Leeds for Taylor, and the matter is likely to be settled by a tribunal. There were so many things that attracted me to Burnley; it ticks every box and it was a no-brainer really. That indiscretion is clearly still on the mind of the Leeds supporters, who took to Twitter to give their thoughts on Taylor's confirmed departure - with one fan acting like he had "never heard of him" in the first place.

Sci-tech United Nations declines to label struggling Great Barrier Reef endangered, leaving scientists puzzled
Author: 0 United Nations declines to label struggling Great Barrier Reef endangered, leaving scientists puzzled

Perplexingly, the same body last month warned the Great Barrier Reef will be dead by the end of this century unless countries sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "I am concerned that the outcome infers the reef is "OK", when it is, in fact, worse than ever", he said. In a draft document later adopted without debate, the World Heritage Committee noted with "serious concern" coral bleaching along the Great Barrier Reef, and asked for an overall report on the state of conservation by ...

Sci-tech The Car Salman Was Gifted By SRK
Author: 0 The Car Salman Was Gifted By SRK

While we have seen their bromance being played out at recent public events, it has now been reported that the Badshah of Bollywood has gifted Sallu a Brand New luxury auto. Talking about films, currently, Shah Rukh Khan is awaiting the release of his upcoming film " Jab Harry Met Sejal " in which he stars alongside Anushka Sharma .

Sci-tech Group Announcements :: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
Author: 0 Group Announcements :: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

He announced that the game's full release has been pushed back to the end of 2017. "People are telling us that we're not going to leave Early Access in six months - an accepted challenge", says Brendan Greene , game director in conversation.

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