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Hirvonen happy with the opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally

Hirvonen happy with the opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally

He got going after nearly half an hour at a standstill, but his Peugeot was soon stuck again and lost another two hours waiting for assistance. "We tried to put air back in and we were stuck again for 30 or 20 minutes". Loeb finished one minute 35 seconds ahead of teammate Carlos Sainz on Tuesday, and he was more than three minutes in front of compatriot and defending champion Stephane Peterhansel, reports Xinhua news agency.


Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls: Remastered for all major platforms

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls: Remastered for all major platforms

On the Nintendo Switch Dark Souls Remastered runs at 1080p 30 FPS on docked mode and 720p 30 FPS on portable mode. Dark Souls was first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 to widespread acclaim. I always wonder why collector's editions that have art cards don't ever include a frame or method of display, and it's good to see that Bandai Namco provides a way to show them off.


Oil adds to rally, heads for fourth week of gains

Oil adds to rally, heads for fourth week of gains

Major oil producing-countries have grown concerned that as prices remain near these levels, it will spur additional production from USA shale patches in Texas and North Dakota, risking overwhelming the market with additional supply, and hurting OPEC's market share .


LG Pay US launch date confirmed

LG Pay US launch date confirmed

Citing the company itself, the publication says the company plans to launch the platform in the second half of the 2018. It uses NFC technology and a form of magnetic component to communicate with compatible terminals. LG has already released an app with that very same name on the Google Play Store. While CES was ongoing half a world away, over at Korea LG revealed its plans to bring its existing LG Pay system to the United States by the middle of 2018 but with a confusing name change.


Dark Souls Remastered: No HDR on PS4 Pro

Dark Souls Remastered: No HDR on PS4 Pro

Past year a journalist said on Twitter that a remaster of the original hard-as-nails RPG would be announced at a Bandai Namco on 15 December, alongside four other new titles. A Dark Souls Trilogy box has been announced for PlayStation 4 in Japan. While it's unfortunate that Dark Souls fans outside of Japan won't have a chance to purchase the collection in their native language, at least they can purchase all three games separately.


US Spy Satellite Heads for Orbit to Replenish Fleet

US Spy Satellite Heads for Orbit to Replenish Fleet

ULA's webcast launch commentator did not mention the satellite beyond its name and as usual for classified missions, the company ended its coverage after payload fairing jettison. The blastoff and initial phases of the rocket's flight were a success. It performs launch services for the USA government at Vandenberg and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.