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Apple releasing new iPad, three Macs this year Apple releasing new iPad, three Macs this year
- January 30, 2018

Details on these machines are scarce as they are presented as tidbits as part of a larger article on Apple's chip division. The company is said to be working on at least three new Mac models which will feature an ARM coprocessor. Apple in April 2017 had already announced it was working on its own graphics processors. It would be unusual for Apple to stick to "A11" chips for year-end iPads as presumably the new iPhones will house A12 internals. (more...)
Rosenstein accredited surveillance extension of former Trump adviser Carter Web page
- January 30, 2018

Rosenstein, who became the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in April and now oversees the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 election, approved an application past year to extend surveillance of Trump ally Carter Page, according to the report . (more...)
Total lunar eclipse to offer rare moon phenomena on Wednesday Total lunar eclipse to offer rare moon phenomena on Wednesday
- January 30, 2018

Add to that a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in some parts of the world, and you have a rare conjunction of events-something like a " super blue blood moon " in less than poetic terms. "There's nothing unsafe about it". The event will start during moonrise on Wednesday evening. It should be a attractive sight, he says. " The moon will be in total eclipse, which people will be able to see in the morning, said Krista Testin of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's physics ... (more...)
Microsoft acquires PlayFab, a complete backend platform provider for cloud-connected games Microsoft acquires PlayFab, a complete backend platform provider for cloud-connected games
- January 30, 2018

PlayFab's tools already support games across various platforms on mobile, PC and console ecosystem. "This means broadening our approach to how we think about gaming end to end, about starting with games and how they're creating and distributed, and how they're played and viewed". (more...)
Facebook is into local news now Facebook is into local news now
- January 30, 2018

The change initially applies to U.S. users only, with plans for additional countries later in the year. We are prioritizing local news as a part of our emphasis on high-quality news, and with today's update, stories from local news publishers may appear higher in News Feed for followers in publishers' geographic areas. (more...)
Super blue blood moon
- January 29, 2018

The origin of the phrase " blue moon " is unknown and has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon . Full moons are separated by 29 days, while most months are 30 or 31 days long; so it is possible to fit two full moons in a single month. (more...)
Dell Reportedly Exploring Reverse Merger With VMWare, Potential IPO Dell Reportedly Exploring Reverse Merger With VMWare, Potential IPO
- January 29, 2018

The billionaire's ultimate goal is to create a structure that would help his two companies, Dell Technologies Inc . and VMware Inc . VMware shares, which have gained more than 62 percent in the past 12 months, touched an all-time high on Thursday. (more...)
New Dinosaur Discovery Sheds Light on Europe, Africa Connection New Dinosaur Discovery Sheds Light on Europe, Africa Connection
- January 29, 2018

It was roughly the size of a bus, and it weighed about as much as an African elephant. It had a long neck and bony plates embedded in its skin. Expedition leader Dr Hesham Sallam, from Mansoura University in Egypt, said: "The discovery and extraction of Mansourasaurus was such an unbelievable experience for the team". (more...)
Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD) Short Interest Down 24.5% in December
- January 29, 2018

About 8.48 million shares traded or 44.12% up from the average. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. raised its stake in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Therefore 100% are positive. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Evercore given on Friday, January 5. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, August 11 report. (more...)
U2 announce Dublin and Belfast dates for eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 U2 announce Dublin and Belfast dates for eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
- January 29, 2018

This follows the band's 2017 tour which celebrated the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree album, and the band's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour (notice the reverse order of the words) of 2015. "As with every U2 tour, this new arena production will explore the latest in cutting-edge technology". There will be new staging for the new tour and an all new high res LED screen nine times the resolution of the 2015 screen. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode
- January 29, 2018

New Game + is coming. In the months since Assassin's Creed: Origins released, players have put countless hours into exploring its vision of Egypt while killing a bunch of people along the way. - allowing players to scale up their power and skill in step with tougher enemies. That's what game's community manager Dominik Voigt "domvgt" confirmed via reddit when asked for more information on the matter. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fully exposed by EVLeaks
- January 29, 2018

With today's obsession with imaging, emphasis on the improvement of the camera of the new Galaxy phone seems to be of priority. The text states that two technologies - presumably the iris scanner and the front-facing camera - "work together for better results even in low or very bright light" and for "better accuracy and security". (more...)
Trump Claims He Would Have Been 'Tougher' Than May On Brexit Negotiations
- January 29, 2018

During the interview , the United States president also told Morgan that he doesn't know if he'll be invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and his fiancée, American actress Meghan Markle but that they look like a "lovely couple". Trump also said in the interview that he had anticipated the Brexit referendum result because of many Britons' concerns over immigration - also a key plank of his US election campaign. (more...)
Super Blue Blood Moon Set To Complete Lunar Trifecta Tuesday, January 31
- January 29, 2018

For 77 minutes, the full moon will pass through the Earth's shadow, casting an orange hue over the moon . The last time the super blue blood moon was visible December 30, 1982 in Asia. In the case of Wednesday's event, the month's previous full moon occurred January 2. The next blue moon eclipse? A blue moon occurs about once every 2.5 years. (more...)
Apple to halve production of flagship iPhone X Apple to halve production of flagship iPhone X
- January 29, 2018

The report says that the major drop in iPhone X shipments is because of the longer replacement cycles in China. This is interesting as the notch enables facial recognition features, including Face ID, through the built-in TrueDepth Camera system. (more...)
Swara Bhaskar sparks Twitter turmoil through critique of 'Padmaavat' Swara Bhaskar sparks Twitter turmoil through critique of 'Padmaavat'
- January 29, 2018

It is also representing freedom of expression and freedom of speech. Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor , who essayed the character of Maharawal Ratan Singh in the film, reacted to Swara's open letter to Bhansali for Padmaavat . do they have the right to live?" A woman has a vagina , the door to life. "There were more than three instances of the "good" characters of your story speaking of Sati/ Jauhar as the honourable choice, your female protagonist - epitome of both beauty, brains and virtue ... (more...)
Microsoft issues new update to negate issues from Intel's Spectre fixes Microsoft issues new update to negate issues from Intel's Spectre fixes
- January 29, 2018

Microsoft has released another security patch against " Spectre Variant 2" bug found on Intel chips. This means that the issues the Intel patch caused were deemed more serious than the security vulnerabilities it was created to fix - at least in the short term. (more...)
PlayStation Network is having issues again PlayStation Network is having issues again
- January 29, 2018

It's not a complete outage but the issues are widespread enough that there are countless reports online of gamers having difficulties in accessing the PlayStation Network . For Australians, the trouble began early Saturday morning, just in time to derail any weekend plans for Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ , both of which released last week. (more...)
Probing the details in today's stock market: Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)
- January 28, 2018

Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. It has outperformed by 9.72% the S&P500. South State Corp decreased Citrix Sys Inc (CTXS) stake by 67.97% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rbf Capital Ltd Llc holds 10,000 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Century Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). (more...)
Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White headline 2018 United States Olympic Team announcement Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White headline 2018 United States Olympic Team announcement
- January 28, 2018

I really can't say anything right now. "I'm still waiting, but if the situation is not resolved we will take action". This squad includes 103 returning Olympians, including three five-time Olympians - snowboarder Kelly Clark and cross country skier Kikkan Randall as the first United States women in their fifth Winter Games and Shani Davis as the first USA speedskater to compete in a fifth Olympics. (more...)
Street Fighter's Ryu and Sakura Are Coming to Monster Hunter World Street Fighter's Ryu and Sakura Are Coming to Monster Hunter World
- January 28, 2018

First up: a quick reminder these are full sets of armor that have to be equipped as one single entry and can not be mixed with other armor pieces. The full set can be equipped by both male and female characters, and their voices will be changed to match that of Ryu's or Sakura's. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S can be launched ahead of the MWC 2018 event Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S can be launched ahead of the MWC 2018 event
- January 28, 2018

Xiaomi is expected to announce an upgraded version of the Mi Mix 2, said to be called the Mi Mix 2S. The render imagines Xiaomi to get rid of the chin that houses the front camera on Mi MIX and Mi MIX 2. However, the image shows a considerably thinner bottom bezel compared to the Mi Mix 2. The back panel looks largely unchanged, showing a design similar to the Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2 with a single rear camera setup and 18K gold-plated camera ring. (more...)
Falcon Heavy maiden flight on Feb 6 Falcon Heavy maiden flight on Feb 6
- January 28, 2018

According to Chris Gebhardt from NASASpaceflight on Twitter , via Electrek , that date has been set for February 6, with a backup on the 7th. "Easy viewing from the public causeway". The tech billionaire has said the rocket will carry a red Tesla Roadster into space, eventually to a Mars orbit, where it should remain "for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent". (more...)
IPhone SE 2: Launch Could Happen As Early As May, Report Says
- January 28, 2018

Apple has not confirmed if there will actually be an iPhone SE 2 but rumors about the device haven't stopped surfacing since early 2017. In November a year ago, a report claimed that the iPhone SE 2 release date is sometime within the first half of 2018. (more...)
Trump Says He 'Deeply Respects' African Individuals in Letter to Leaders Trump Says He 'Deeply Respects' African Individuals in Letter to Leaders
- January 28, 2018

Tillerson's "extended visit" to Africa is expected to include stops in four to six countries, officials said Saturday. The letter comes as African nations are gathering for the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, where Trump's remarks are expected to be a hot topic. (more...)
Super Blue Blood Moon observation at National Planetarium
- January 28, 2018

The Bluemoon phenomenon is the full moon phase that takes place on the same date, which is the second full moon phase in January 2018. The Super Blue Blood Moon phenomenon, which was last observed on March 31, 1866, is a combination of the Supermoon, Bluemoon and Bloodmoon phenomena. (more...)
Ex-Baywatch star Nicole Eggert claims Scott Baio molested her repeatedly Ex-Baywatch star Nicole Eggert claims Scott Baio molested her repeatedly
- January 28, 2018

Eggert began teaming up against him past year with Charles in Charge co-star Alexander Polinsky , Baio complained. She also claimed that the abuse carried on until she was 17. Eggert first made the claims publicly in 2012 and 2013 while promoting her work on reality TV. "She's my best friend in the world then all of a sudden I'm the bogeyman". (more...)
Gurugram Karni Sena chief detained, SIT to probe bus attack Gurugram Karni Sena chief detained, SIT to probe bus attack
- January 28, 2018

The school bus staffer asked the kids to crawl under seats for safety and directed the driver to not stop it, Ravinder Kumar, public relations officer, Gurgaon Police said. Soon after, political bigwigs attacked the BJP government for its failure to maintain law and order. The Shree Rajput Karni Sena has welcomed Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi's decision not to attend the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, saying that he was "repenting" for his "mistake" for "hurting the sentiments of ... (more...)
Intel Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates Intel Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates
- January 28, 2018

Intel shares are up after the company reported a big top and bottom line beat for the fourth quarter . The figures looked attractive, with outstanding growth and record Q4 revenue of $17.1 billion and record full-year revenue of $62.8 billion. (more...)
Three-point barrage lifts Sun Devils over Colorado — ASU Basketball Three-point barrage lifts Sun Devils over Colorado — ASU Basketball
- January 28, 2018

Arizona had a four-point lead after Ristic hit two free throws. In helping hold off a resilient Utah team that required a key defensive stop from Emmanuel Akot with 4.3 seconds left, Ristic scored with a variety of shots that went far beyond his usual hooks and layups around the basket. (more...)