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Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked
- December 27, 2017

Researchers at Trend Micro discovered this exploit which was later reported on by Wired . The vulnerable speakers can be hijacked to access connected services like Spotify and Pandora. A compromised device on the home network or connected through a server to the external internet is vulnerable. These speakers assume that the network they have access to is a trusted one. (more...)
Civ VI: Rise and Fall - a first look at India Civ VI: Rise and Fall - a first look at India
- December 27, 2017

During the first few turns of that war your units get bonuses to movement and combat, so you'll be able to overpower most foes early on. Chandragupta Maurya came to lead India in the third century BCE, reclaiming lands that had been lost to Alexander the Great before expanding his kingdom's territory to even greater reaches. (more...)
Capacitance Meters Market: Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 2022 Capacitance Meters Market: Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 2022
- December 27, 2017

The market research provides a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the regional and Global, focusing on the capacity and production volumes, Producers, prices, import & export, market forecast and consumers, including the unbiased historical data and long-term forecasts. (more...)
Lenovo Mirage Solo is a standalone Daydream VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo is a standalone Daydream VR headset
- December 27, 2017

We learned of a related plan as early as May when we were told Google was working with Qualcomm to launch a standalone VR headset with HTC and Lenovo manufacturing it . Lenovo is yet to confirm when it's going to launch this much-awaited virtual reality headset. However, given that the device has passed through the FCC it'll probably be here sooner rather than later, and we will have more details to share as they are released. (more...)
Sun Pharma shares surge 6.5% Sun Pharma shares surge 6.5%
- December 27, 2017

Following a strong open at Rs 545 against the previous close of Rs 540.45, the scrip touched an intraday high of Rs 564.80 and a low of Rs 543.15. The stock climbed 6.57 per cent to Rs 576 on BSE. Once approved by the USFDA, the drug will be commercialized in the United States by Sun Ophthalmics, the ophthalmics division of Sun Pharma's New Jersey-based unit. (more...)
New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X spotted | What's New in Thunderbird 500 X New Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X spotted | What's New in Thunderbird 500 X
- December 27, 2017

Instead of the tall and curved-back handlebar found on the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, the new motorcycle has been equipped with a flat handlebar which should result in a slightly altered riding posture. The headlamps and tail light are the same as the standard variant of Thunderbird 500. Like the standard bike, the 350X is likely to get front and rear disc brakes. (more...)
THE SKY THIS MONTH: It only happens once in a Blue Moon?
- December 27, 2017

When there are two full moons in a single month, the second is known as a blue moon , which although is not actually blue, occurs about every 30 months. A blue moon is not really blue. But the January blue moon will offer something extra special. The lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere in nighttime unlike the solar eclipses which can be seen from specific places. (more...)
IPhone 2017 Activations Easily Top Galaxy, Google Phones — Apple Vs Samsung IPhone 2017 Activations Easily Top Galaxy, Google Phones — Apple Vs Samsung
- December 27, 2017

Similar to past year, 44% of new phone and tablet activations were Apple devices. The company has topped new device activations during the holiday season nearly every year and 2017 is no different. The prominence of the iPhone 6 is particularly interesting, as Apple only relaunched that model to resellers in select global markets in the spring of 2017. (more...)
Orion Engineered Carbons SA (OEC) Announces $0.17 Quarterly Dividend
- December 27, 2017

News stories about Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE:OEC) have been trending positive on Sunday, according to AlphaOne. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 11,734 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $234,000 after acquiring an additional 1,046 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Facebook Blocks Kadyrov's Accounts Over US Sanctions Facebook Blocks Kadyrov's Accounts Over US Sanctions
- December 27, 2017

Kadyrov reportedly lost access to both platforms on Saturday without explanation. The 41-year-old strongman accused the U.S. government of putting pressure on the social networks to shut down his accounts, which were inexplicably blocked on Saturday. (more...)
Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket causes multi-car crash in California Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket causes multi-car crash in California
- December 27, 2017

The CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk didn't miss an opportunity to joke about the SpaceX launch and had several reactions regarding the Falcon 9 rocket alien-craft, but also mentioned the Falcon Heavy launch coming up in January. Case in point: when SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:27 p.m. on Friday, lots of drivers heading west on the 10 Freeway in Banning got their eyes on the majestic show in the sky, slowing down unexpectedly. (more...)
Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Fitbit (FIT) Share Price
- December 27, 2017

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fitbit from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Additionally on 10/20/17 Morgan Stanley "Maintained" Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT ) to Equal-Weight setting price target at $7 and on 8/03/17 Deutsche Bank "Maintained" the stock to Hold at $5.5. (more...)
China tests e-identification system on Tencent's WeChat service China tests e-identification system on Tencent's WeChat service
- December 27, 2017

The WeChat ID pilot program was launched yesterday in Guangzhou's Nansha District , according to Xinhua (in Chinese). A day after being used in a pilot programme to replace state government issued IDs, Tencent's WeChat, the ubiquitous social media application in China, has been adopted by Beijing Court as a means for people to file lawsuits electronically. (more...)
Garmin Vivofit 4 band activity tracker announced Garmin Vivofit 4 band activity tracker announced
- December 27, 2017

By expanding on the establishment of its immediate ancestor, the Vivofit 4 is trying to furnish buyers with a modest fitness tracker arrangement that doesn't expect clients to stress over recharges, about its compatibility with other devices, and extra costs. (more...)
Sensex gets off record level, oil risks linger
- December 27, 2017

Market breadth was negative with 1,144 advances against 1,397 declines. On the NSE, the wider Nifty50 closed higher by 38.50 points or 0.37 per cent at a fresh level of 10,531.50 points. On the other hand, the S&P BSE banking index fell by 180.78 points, followed by capital goods index by 137.58 points and oil and gas index by 134.23 points. (more...)
Jio Happy New Year 2018 Plan Jio Happy New Year 2018 Plan
- December 27, 2017

According to this, if you will recharge your number then you will receive cash back from the company. This offer is just similar to the Diwali offer. There are also other plans like the Rs 199 and Rs 299 with equivalent benefits, but the overall benefits for those paying Rs 399 and above remain the highest. (more...)
WhatsApp will STOP working on these phones, are YOU affected? WhatsApp will STOP working on these phones, are YOU affected?
- December 27, 2017

The world's popular messaging app WhatsApp has announced that its application will stop working on some phones by the start of next year. Facebook-owned WhatsApp apparently wants to concentrate only on the most-used platforms out there. (more...)
Mini to increase personalisation via the use of 3D printing Mini to increase personalisation via the use of 3D printing
- December 27, 2017

You can now send your custom design to Mini and they will 3D print the trims that can be retrofitted in your existing latest generation Minis. The parts can be ordered from the firm's online shop and are claimed to take less than five minutes to fit, either by the owner or a local dealer. (more...)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
- December 27, 2017

WFG Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 15.3% during the 2nd quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 7,585 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $101,000 after purchasing an additional 7,476 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
August 'Great American Eclipse' Created Bow Waves in Earth's atmosphere August 'Great American Eclipse' Created Bow Waves in Earth's atmosphere
- December 27, 2017

The Earth's Upper atmospheric zone was left awaken due to the Great American Eclipse in August of 2017. On top of the 2,000 Global Navigation Satellite System sensors scattered throughout the United States, the institution also enjoined ground-based facilities such as its Haystack Observatory, Millstone Hill, and Arecibo Observatory. (more...)
Microsoft Patent Hints At Plans For Possible Foldable Smartphone Microsoft Patent Hints At Plans For Possible Foldable Smartphone
- December 27, 2017

However, we might get some sense of what the thinking is in Redmond by reading part of a recent patent application that was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In order to increase the display size any further, device manufacturers will need to increase the size of the phone as well. According to Microsoft's description, "With a dual-display device, the mobile phone or tablet can include an open, expanded position where both displays are flush so that the ... (more...)
Ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon discovered Ever hybrid bird species from the Amazon discovered
- December 27, 2017

It inhabits a small range within the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Professor Weir, along with his team gathered genetic and feather sample in two separate field trips to Brazil. To know more about this unusual characteristic, the researchers looked into the keratin structure of the crown feathers f all the three bird species woth the help of an electron microscope. (more...)
Nokia Oyj (NOKIA) Given a €4.70 Price Target by BNP Paribas Analysts
- December 27, 2017

Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Nokia Oyj by 8.5% in the second quarter. The hedge fund run by Kenneth Tropin held 551,128 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.21M, up from 184,528 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Nvidia To End Driver Support For 32-bit Systems
- December 27, 2017

It appears Nvidia is going to ditch support for 32-bit systems going forward, which comes as yet another reason for people to switch to 64-bit architectures. The change in support status could mean that Fermi gaming cards may be reaching the end of driver support in the near future, though those cards aren't up for playing the latest graphically intense titles anyway. (more...)
Analysts Anticipate Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc
- December 27, 2017

Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) has risen 9.52% since December 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.59% the S&P500. Point72 Asset Management L.P. (NASDAQ:SGMO) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 2 with "Buy". Vanguard Group Inc. (more...)
Stellus Capital Investment Corp (NYSE:SCM) Quarterly Sentiment Change Report
- December 27, 2017

Among 7 analysts covering Stellus Capital (NYSE:SCM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Tracking other technical indicators, the 14-day RSI is presently standing at 55.75, the 7-day sits at 59.06, and the 3-day is resting at 61.24 for Stellus Capital Investment Cor (SCM). (more...)
More than 16 million Nokia phones shipped in Q3 2017 More than 16 million Nokia phones shipped in Q3 2017
- December 27, 2017

If HMD Global is indeed announcing the Nokia 7 for global markets next month, we will hear more about it soon from the company itself. Nokia's 2017 story has been one of the most interesting in the tech world and the company appears to be working on even better smartphones to continue its comeback. (more...)
Citrix Systems (CTXS) Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research
- December 27, 2017

Sysco Corp. now has $31.64B valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $15.13. About 1.63 million shares traded. equities research analysts anticipate that Citrix Systems, Inc. will post 3.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
EPS for RPC, Inc. (RES) Expected At $0.33
- December 27, 2017

The stock decreased 2.02% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $26.19. The stock had a trading volume of 458,802 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,672,523. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of RPC by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter. (more...)
Xiaomi India announces new service to track your phone's fix status online Xiaomi India announces new service to track your phone's fix status online
- December 27, 2017

Users need to enter their contact number/ order number/ service number/ IMEI number or SN number on the official service order status webpage. Xiaomi India has announced a new service called as the Mi Service Order Status where users can track their device fix status on Xiaomi's website. (more...)