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Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Only Weeks Away Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Only Weeks Away
- January 17, 2018

Samsung is already publicly testing the Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8+ , which will be the first Samsung phones to get the Oreo goodness in the next few weeks, followed by other devices. Instead of placing it off to the side where it's hard to reach, something many complained about with the Galaxy S8. The box also suggests the S9 will have stereo speakers - a first for any Samsung flagship - to match the iPhone X's. (more...)
Launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ leaks
- January 17, 2018

Actually, the leak sent out by Blass includes a unveiling date of February 26th. "We don't want to just sell a couple of the phones". This latest chip from the Korean firm is also expected show huge improvements to battery life giving the S9 the edge over the Galaxy S8 . (more...)
Stock Monitor on Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)
- January 17, 2018

Cullinan Associates Inc who had been investing in Suntrust Banks for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.79 billion market cap company. BAC's profit will be $4.80 billion for 16.95 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. The oilfield services company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. (more...)
Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) EVP Sells $373920.00 in Stock
- January 16, 2018

Leading up to this report, we have seen a 15.03% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 3.65% increase over the past 3 months. Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Outperform" on Tuesday, April 26. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, June 2 to "Hold". (more...)
$2m challenge to save Great Barrier Reef $2m challenge to save Great Barrier Reef
- January 16, 2018

The Australian government announced a funding pot of $2.0 million AUD ($1.6 million USD) for saving the Great Barrier Reef. As a result of warming waters and higher temperatures, that area is starting to slowly die , compromising marine life that resides there. (more...)
38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong 38 minutes of fear: How a Hawaii missile alert test went wrong
- January 16, 2018

Regional tension soared after North Korea in September conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test and in November said it had successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach all of the USA mainland. (more...)
Google Doodle honors spirited, trailblazing actress Katy Jurado Google Doodle honors spirited, trailblazing actress Katy Jurado
- January 16, 2018

Though her family forbid her from acting, Jurado signed her first contract in secret because she was determined to act. She knew little English at the time, but expertly memorized her lines and delivered them based on how the words sounded. (more...)
Creative Wordplay Returns In Scribblenauts Showdown On Nintendo Switch Creative Wordplay Returns In Scribblenauts Showdown On Nintendo Switch
- January 16, 2018

Now, almost four years since the latest game in the series, Scribblenauts is making a multiplayer-centric comeback as Scribblenauts Showdown for PS4, Xbox One , and Nintendo Switch . A handful of areas contain enemy characters (i.e., skeleton warriors) that will attack players if approached. Scribblenauts Showdown brings the series to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and we already have a release date: March 6, 2018. (more...)
Toyota Introducing Apple CarPlay on New Avalon Toyota Introducing Apple CarPlay on New Avalon
- January 16, 2018

However, for iPhone owners what'll be most exciting is covering up Entune altogether. Toyota has been among the last holdouts to not integrate Apple CarPlay into its vehicles, but that finally changes with this new model. Like the new Camry on which it's based, the Avalon offers a pair of petrol engines including a 3.5-litre V6 and 2.5-litre four-cylinder in the hybrid model. (more...)
Oppo A83 to be launched in India soon; Specifications, features and Price Oppo A83 to be launched in India soon; Specifications, features and Price
- January 16, 2018

The confirmation comes straight from company's official Twitter handle. Its exceptional features are all set to leave you captivated. Well, for now, we are not sure whether Oppo will price it under 15k or if it will bring both the variants to India. (more...)
Reliance Jio again announces 100% cashback offer Reliance Jio again announces 100% cashback offer
- January 16, 2018

Jio's new cashback offer has been announced after "Surprise Cashback" offer ended on Monday. Earlier Jio offered e-commerce vouchers worth Rs 2,600. It is to be noted that the MyJio cashback vouchers can be used one at a time and are non-transferable. Last month, it was offering cashback of Rs 3,300 on recharges of Rs 399 and above. (more...)
Seagate Technology (STX) Raised to Hold at Cross Research
- January 16, 2018

Brookstone Capital Management bought 29,857 shares as the company's stock declined 9.82% while stock markets rallied. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 95,420 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,674,625.80. portfolio. Rbf Cap Lc holds 0.04% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX ) or 10,100 shares. Cleararc Capital has invested 0.04% in Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX ). (more...)
Nugget of Knowledge: Blood, Blue and Super Moon! Nugget of Knowledge: Blood, Blue and Super Moon!
- January 16, 2018

No special equipment is required for viewing the super blue moon eclipse, but it may be helpful to have binoculars or a telescope. It's the first of two Blue Moons in 2018. The centre said the moon can be seen in Singapore on the evening of Jan 31, starting with a partial eclipse at 7.48pm. The spectacle begins with what's called a penumbral eclipse, as the moon crosses into the Earth's lighter shadow and causes it to lose its usual brightness. (more...)
Sony makes sign-ups for PS4 v5.50 firmware beta available Sony makes sign-ups for PS4 v5.50 firmware beta available
- January 16, 2018

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta expected in February . As a result, as was announced on PlayStation Blog , PlayStation 4 owners will be able to participate in a new system software update beta. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani endorses good governance under Mamata Banerjee Mukesh Ambani endorses good governance under Mamata Banerjee
- January 16, 2018

Bengal has a strategic location as it is the gateway for ASEAN countries and North East India. Later, Ms. Banerjee said that the "State's infrastructure, including 12000 kilometer of upgraded roadways" is ready to support the investment. Bengal has the potential in agro-based industries, horticulture, power sector, port sector, transport sector, industry, IT sector, health sector, urban sector and even in education sector. (more...)
New Leak Leaves Little to Imagination about the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 New Leak Leaves Little to Imagination about the Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- January 16, 2018

The memory configuration mentioned in the leaked specs sheet suggests that there could be two variants of the Mi Max 3 - a 3GB RM model with 64GB internal storage and a 4GB RAM model with 128GB internal storage. However, earlier reports said that the phone could sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor, which is found in other devices like Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Oppo R11/R11 Plus and Vivo X20/X20 Plus. (more...)
U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut all ties with Huawei U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut all ties with Huawei
- January 16, 2018

Huawei has battled accusations that it poses a U.S. national security threat for several years, while Chinese company ZTE has also come under fire for its worldwide practices. The lawmakers are also threatening United States companies that if they have ties to Huawei or China Mobile, it could hamper their ability to do business with the U.S. (more...)
Pokemon Go: It's Now Or Never Pokemon Go: It's Now Or Never
- January 16, 2018

The Legendary Pokemon is available from now until February 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PST / 4:00 p.m. EST. The Legendary Pokemon Kyogre is now available in Gyms where players get the chance to beat the creature in a Raid Battle and capture it. (more...)
Arbonn launches its 'Titanium Frames S7' budget Android smartphone Arbonn launches its 'Titanium Frames S7' budget Android smartphone
- January 16, 2018

Users can purchase this phone in Black, Champagne and Red colour variants. Karbonn Mobiles has launched today Titanium Frames S7 smartphone which will be sold exclusively by online marketplace, Shopclues . For the Airtel cashback offer, customers need to make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs. 199. Post successful recharges after 18 months, the customer receives Rs 500 as cashback, and after next 18 months, Airtel will offer Rs 1,500 cashback, which takes the total amount to Rs ... (more...)
Supermassive black gap caught 'burping' twice after colliding with close by galaxy Supermassive black gap caught 'burping' twice after colliding with close by galaxy
- January 16, 2018

The scientists have found a supermassive black hole that eats up massive violent stars and the hot cosmic gas then releases burps in the form of highly charged particles having energy in huge amount. As NASA explained in a statement : "The two-course meal for the black hole comes from a companion galaxy that collided with J1354 in the past". (more...)
Honor 9 Lite India Launch Set for January 17 Honor 9 Lite India Launch Set for January 17
- January 16, 2018

The smartphone , named Honor 9 Lite, will be a Flipkart exclusive. To recall, the smartphone was launched in China in December past year. The smartphone sports a 5.65-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 428ppi. (more...)
MacBook Pro Will Not Get a Major Update This Year MacBook Pro Will Not Get a Major Update This Year
- January 16, 2018

As for Apple's apparent shift on the MacBook production lines, DigiTimes reckons that the company will now roughly split production between Foxconn and Quanta 50-50, as opposed to Quanta having the 80% lion's share of the work. DigiTimes' research indicates that Quanta has shipped four times as many MacBooks as Foxconn over the last five years, with Quanta taking 79.5 percent of orders in 2017 compared to Foxconn's 20.5 percent. (more...)
Mastercard Incorporated (MA): Insider Trading and Ownership Analysis
- January 16, 2018

Forte Capital Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $171.85 billion market cap company. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. (more...)
Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition Adds New Content in March Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition Adds New Content in March
- January 16, 2018

The Royal Vessel will become a usable vehicle, allowing players to explore the water between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to take on the Rulers of Yore. If you already purchased Final Fantasy XV you'll be able to upgrade to the Royal Edition for $19.99. This pack contains an array of cool and colorful decals for the Regalia. (more...)
OnePlus 3 & 3T Receiving Face Unlock Feature Too OnePlus 3 & 3T Receiving Face Unlock Feature Too
- January 16, 2018

So, the company pushed the feature to OnePlus 5 as well. Considering the fact that the OnePlus 3 and 3T do not have the same camera systems as the OnePlus 5 and 5T, it'll certainly be interesting to see how the Face Unlock feature will perform on these older flagship phones. (more...)
PM Lee and Najib launch Marina One and DUO joint development projects PM Lee and Najib launch Marina One and DUO joint development projects
- January 16, 2018

The OpCo will own, design, build, finance, operate, maintain and renew the RTS Link's operating assets such as trains and tracks, it said. Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) and his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, at the opening ceremony of M+S developments in Singapore yesterday. (more...)
Centurion Test: South Africa take lead of 118 runs against India Centurion Test: South Africa take lead of 118 runs against India
- January 16, 2018

There was wide long-off and a deep cover. "But the way they stuck out, to have the lead by over 100 tonight is satisfying", said Morkel. "But it's important not to look too far ahead". Post lunch, he tried to shield Ishant Sharma (3) and their partnership for the ninth wicket lasted almost nine overs during which they put up 25 runs. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo update resumes with latest security patch Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo update resumes with latest security patch
- January 16, 2018

You can read the original report at the source link, and check out the company's statement (in Chinese) on its Weibo account. Now, HMD Global has confirmed that it is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to both the second-generation Nokia 6 and last year's Nokia 7 . (more...)
Google Maps returns to China after a gap of 8 years Google Maps returns to China after a gap of 8 years
- January 16, 2018

Google has tried to re-enter the China market, where its main search platform is blocked along with its popular video platform YouTube, limiting its access to China's internet users. Google joined an investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou earlier this month after ramping up an artificial intelligence (AI) push past year, including launching an AI lab in December and hosting a match of the board game Go between its AI project Alpha Go and Chinese Go champion Ke Jie. (more...)
Korea to Send Orchestra to S. Korea to Perform During Olympics Korea to Send Orchestra to S. Korea to Perform During Olympics
- January 16, 2018

North Korea agreed Monday to send a 140-member art troupe including an orchestra to South Korea during next month's PyeongChang Winter Olympics . The North said it would send a director of its arts and performance bureau, a conductor, the leader of North Korea's orchestra and an orchestra administrator. (more...)