BLIZZARD is going to use its annual Blizzcon shindig for "several significant launch announcements", according to a Goldman Sachs investor note. Activision-Blizzard investors should expect Diablo 4, "a Blizzard mobile title" and a "possible" Overwatch expansion to move the needle on the firm's share price, according to advice revealed on Reddit. Blizzcon is Blizzard's biggest event of the year, with approaching 40,000 fans paying £150-£570 each for two days of announcements, panels, events, and the chance to play new and unreleased games or expansions from the house of Warcraft. This year's event is also playing host to the Overwatch World Cup finals. Overwatch itself was announced at Blizzcon in 2014, had its release date confirmed there in 2015, and had new maps and characters confirmed alongside the formation of the all-pro Overwatch League itself in 2016 and 2017. Last year Blizzard revealed details of Battle for Azeroth, the latest World of Warcraft expansion, along with … [Read more...] about Overwatch expansion AND Diablo 4 could be revealed at Blizzcon in November say Goldman Sachs
A MYSTERIOUS great white shark lair has been discovered in what experts once thought was a "blank, barren" stretch of the Pacific Ocean. The surprising discovery shocked scientists, who had no idea the area was home to sharks – and assumed the region couldn't support their diets. Each year, California's great white shark community makes a mysterious pilgrimage to an area dubbed the "white shark cafe". Hundreds of the deadly sea creatures swim for months to spend their winter and spring in a far-flung area of the Pacific Ocean. The area, which lies between Mexico's Baja California and Hawaii, has proved a major mystery for scientists. But now researchers have tracked the sharks, and visited the "middle-of-nowhere spot", as first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle. What particularly confused scientists was why sharks were swimming huge distances. It seemed especially odd, because it was assumed that the region was "lacking the kind of prey" that great whites prefer. By a joint … [Read more...] about Hundreds of great whites swim for MONTHS to dine at ‘secret shark cafe’ in mysterious Pacific Ocean lair each year
TWITTER has finally made it possible to set your timeline in reverse chronological order. It rolls back a controversial change to the site that saw tweets listed out of time order, based on a popularity algorithm. When Twitter first launched in 2006, tweets appeared as they were posted. That meant at the top of your feed, you'd see the tweets most recently posted by the people you follow. Then in 2016, Twitter created a new version of the timeline based on algorithms. This would promote content it thinks you are likely to enjoy to the top of your feed, demoting newer content in the process. It sparked fury from Twitter's fans at the time, who complained that they were missing out on new posts. To appease users, Twitter eventually added a toggle setting that would let you revert to time-order tweets – but there was a catch. If you turned it off, you'd still see "In case you missed it" tweets at the top of your feed. You'd also see recommended tweets from people you don't follow. … [Read more...] about Twitter FINALLY lets you put your tweets back in time order – here’s how to do it
A NEW iPhone app that measures real-world objects could revolutionise the humble "d**k pic", according to Twitter users. But right now, it's mostly been used by people who want to measure the size of their cats. The Measure app became available last night, as part of Apple's iOS 12 update for iPhones and iPads. It uses clever camera technology to determine distances, giving you reasonably accurate read-outs of how long or wide objects are. Now Twitter is being flooded with screenshots of people measuring their cats. People are uploading cute pics of their moggies, showing off the size of their heads and bodies. Apple probably intended the Measure app to be used for wholesome activities, like carpentry or home redecoration. After all, the app comes bundled with a virtual spirit level that lets you check if surfaces are straight. This uses your iPhone's accelerometer, tracking how your Apple handset is titled across three different axis. For now, it seems that cats are the main target of … [Read more...] about iPhone Measure app could create new ‘era of d**k pics’ – but people are using new iOS 12 feature on their cats instead
JAPANESE art billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has been named by Elon Musk as the mystery passenger who will travel around the moon on the SpaceX mission. But who is the entrepreneur? Here's what we know about the Elon's rocket man. Who is Yusaku Maezawa? The Japanese billionaire is an art collector and entrepreneur with a fashion brand empire. Yusaku, 43, briefly moved to California with a girlfriend aged 18, where he fell in love with American art, music, fashion and culture. He later moved back to his native Chiba Prefecture where he was a passionate skateboarder and a drummer in band, Switch Style. The band was signed by a major label, BMG Japan, in 1998 - but his musical exploits fell away when his businesses took off. Elon Muskcmystery 'passenger' on a SpaceX trip around the MOON How did he make his billions? In 1995, Yusaku started his first business selling imported CDs and music records. Three year's later he launched the company company Start Today. In 2004, his company opened … [Read more...] about Who is Yusaku Maezawa, how did he make his billions and what’s his SpaceX moon mission?