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Titans casts Drop Dead Diva star as Elasti-Girl Titans casts Drop Dead Diva star as Elasti-Girl
- February 22, 2018

Niles Caulder in everyday life). Lots of news lately coming from the live-action series titled Titans , which will be exclusive to the yet to be named DC Entertainment's digital platform. Bowlby will make her debut appearance as Elasti-Girl in Season 1, episode 5 with a potential to recur later in the season. Some of the latest news that we had gotten came from executive producer where he revealed via Twitter the inclusion of the Doom Patrol in the series. (more...)
Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play codenames leaked
- February 22, 2018

Motorola is widely expected to launch the Moto G6 series soon. The phone have been codenamed as well. Keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground for additional info on "Ashley", aka G6 Play, "Blaine", aka the regular G6, and "Teller", otherwise known as the impending Moto G6 Plus . (more...)
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Debuts New Ad Unit That Taps Into AI Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Debuts New Ad Unit That Taps Into AI
- February 22, 2018

A new example of that has just been unveiled, and it points to an even more interesting future ahead for publishers that rely on the tech giants ad units. "Auto ads use machine learning to make smart placement and monetization decisions on your behalf, saving you time". Google officially began rolling out an ad unit Wednesday called "Auto" ads, which optimizes the placement of the advertisement on publisher sites based on a variety of data and insights. (more...)
Abrahamson: Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze Abrahamson: Lindsey Vonn shows how to win bronze
- February 21, 2018

Vonn added that she wanted to "win for my grandpa" and wears the initials of her grandfather Don Kildow, who died in November. "I love what I do, but my body just can't take another four years". Riding a conservative line up top and then letting it rip in the middle and bottom of the almost 1.75 mile-long course, Goggia roared to Olympic gold in 1:39.22. (more...)
Jio plans Rs 10000 crore investment in Uttar Pradesh Jio plans Rs 10000 crore investment in Uttar Pradesh
- February 21, 2018

Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday said Reliance Jio will be making an investment of Rs 10,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next three years. By December 2018, Jio will have presence in every state. "We are heading towards new UP", Adityanath said while addressing the summit in Lucknow . Promising to be a reliable partner of the people and government of UP, Ambani said he has come to the state to assure that Jios digital revolution will ... (more...)
Does Trump still admire Putin's leadership? Does Trump still admire Putin's leadership?
- February 21, 2018

The president spent hours watching news coverage with his two adult sons, growing angrier and angrier as commentators credited Russian interference for his election win and teenage survivors of a Florida school shooting criticized him, reported Time . (more...)
Nest Cam gets Google Assistant for Home experience Nest Cam gets Google Assistant for Home experience
- February 21, 2018

Today you can find it in smartphones , tablets , laptops , TVs , watches , smart speakers , headphones and soon, smart displays . The Nest Cam IQ has always featured a microphone and speaker for remote communication, and now it will also be put to work to power your usual Google Assistant commands. (more...)
You Might Want to Hold Off Buying A Budget iPad Until March You Might Want to Hold Off Buying A Budget iPad Until March
- February 21, 2018

The tablets have model numbers A1893 and A1954, according to the filing dated February 19, 2018. In the past, similar filings have tipped the hat on new MacBook models , the iPhone 7 and AirPods . Apple launched a more affordable 9.5-inch, non-Pro model in March 2017, making the launch of the A1954 and A1893 models in a few weeks line up perfectly with a yearly Apple refresh. (more...)
"Dumbo" octopus rears adorable head on video for first time
- February 21, 2018

The dumbo octopus , a unusual, pod-like cephalopod that glides through the water with a pair of fluttery wings, is a rare treat for researchers because it makes its home far deeper than any diver could venture. East Coast in 2005. Even more, the newborn's body is already prepared for catching prey, so, Tim Shank and his team concluded that Dumbo Octopus newborns are able to manage by themselves, including catching prey, and are not at all similar to what we see in mammals' newborns which ... (more...)
Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid to US$117 bil Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid to US$117 bil
- February 21, 2018

It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500. Qualcomm shares were trading down 1.2 percent at $63.24 in morning trading in NY on Wednesday, while Broadcom shares were flat at $249.72. Arrow Electronics Inc. had 20 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the shares of NXPI in report on Monday, February 12 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Citadel Advisors LLC Maintains Holding in Amazon Com INC (Put)
- February 21, 2018

The Illinois-based Jump Trading Limited Company has invested 0.5% in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) traded down $13.07 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $1,448.69. Finally, Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Amazon.com by 1.9% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 28. (more...)
Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners
- February 21, 2018

The recent report suggests that the tech giant is seriously concerned that cobalt supplies for its gadgets would run dry. Cobalt is key in the production of the lithium-ion batteries found in phones, laptops and tablets. Plug-in electric vehicles need the rare mineral for their lithium-ion batteries, as well. Apple has increased its engagement with cobalt miners in recent years due to scrutiny from worldwide human rights organizations. (more...)
Call Of Duty: WWII studio heads leave Sledgehammer Games Call Of Duty: WWII studio heads leave Sledgehammer Games
- February 21, 2018

As for more background on Condrey and Schofield, prior to working on Call of Duty , the pair headed up EA's Visceral Games , and led development on Dead Space . Before making " Call of Duty " games for Activision, Condrey and Schofield ran Visceral Games, which was shut down by EA in October past year. The trio of studios that make Call of Duty games are all immensely talented people, but I really wish they'd be afforded the opportunity to break out of the cycle and create new, ... (more...)
Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products' Spotify job openings reveal company's work on 'physical products'
- February 21, 2018

Currently, Spotify heavily relies on third-parties to come up with their own product that offer the company's music streaming service. " Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing", according to another job listing , which goes on to describe the job this way: "You will define and manage distribution, supply, logistics, fulfillment and customer service for hardware products". (more...)
Malaysia's 4G speed among slowest in the world, report shows Malaysia's 4G speed among slowest in the world, report shows
- February 21, 2018

With a rank of 14 in the 4G network availability, India easily would have been in the top 15 countries list. With an average 4G LTE speed of 6.13Mbps, India was ranked last out of 77 countries on the list. As according to the UK-based company's report, the average 4G speed has declined from 6.13 Mbps to dismal 6.07 Mbps. Tariffs in countries like Singapore and South Korea remain high, explaining the consistency of their high speed signals. (more...)
Say Goodbye to the Lotus 3-Eleven With the New 430 Edition Say Goodbye to the Lotus 3-Eleven With the New 430 Edition
- February 21, 2018

The 430 edition is a variant of the street-legal version of the 3-Eleven and is now one of the fastest road cars Lotus makes. Lotus is particularly proud of the exposed carbon fiber side panels. Aerodynamic additions include a straight-cut rear wing, splitter and end plate revisions plus rear diffuser, to add 44kg of downforce at top speed, increasing the overal figure to 265kg. (more...)
Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought
- February 21, 2018

The results were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA . To land at their outcomes, the group utilized a "sub-atomic clock" technique, which utilized confirmation on the hereditary make-up of living species to build up a developmental timescale that could fill in the holes of the fossil record. (more...)
Xiaomi Gaming Smartphone 'BlackShark' Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark Xiaomi Gaming Smartphone 'BlackShark' Spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark
- February 21, 2018

Multiple reports believe that this could be first gaming smartphone from Xiaomi as previously it has invested in Black shark technology. Not many details are available about this upcoming phone , but an alleged Black Shark branded phone was spotted by folks at AnTuTu benchmark earlier today in their database. (more...)
Test satellites for SpaceX's broadband 'megaconstellation' set for launch Test satellites for SpaceX's broadband 'megaconstellation' set for launch
- February 21, 2018

That mission is now set for February 21 (Wednesday this week) after a couple of delays, and the goal will be to have the fairing return to Earth gently, assisted by geotagged parachutes that help guide it down to the Pacific Ocean, where Mr. (more...)
Telstra's Apple iMessage, FaceTime service down across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane Telstra's Apple iMessage, FaceTime service down across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- February 21, 2018

Telstra tweeted out to its customers earlier this morning, acknowledging the issue, "Our team are working to fix an issue with Apple iMessage and Facetime for some customers". "If you hit "more" you can highlight the message and delete it too". It's unclear as to what's causing this issue, but it's clearly pretty widespread. (more...)
Android P to prevent apps from using phone's camera in the background Android P to prevent apps from using phone's camera in the background
- February 21, 2018

This feature will be relief for people who were concerned for their privacy. We still don't have much solid information about the next release of Android - we've heard that Android P could have some notch optimizations and that access to undocumented APIs could get blocked, but we don't really know too much more than that. (more...)
Samsung Patents Drone That Is Controlled By Hand And Eye Movements Samsung Patents Drone That Is Controlled By Hand And Eye Movements
- February 21, 2018

The patent mentions that the drone has a camera and observation system that transmits information to a central control unit. "A display device capable of changing an angle thereof based on a gaze of a user while moving along with the user by automatically tracking the user, without an additional operation performed by the user." The system can track the users' eyes, head, hands, or fingers in real time. (more...)
Employees Are Walking into Doors at Apple's New HQ, Apple Park Employees Are Walking into Doors at Apple's New HQ, Apple Park
- February 21, 2018

Employees working at Apple Park told Bloomberg that post-it notes were actually placed on doors and walls which were so see-through they represented a hazard - but the notes were quickly removed as the yellow notes didn't fit with the building's aesthetic design. (more...)
Chrome OS Canary Channel Gets Split-Screen Support For Android Apps Chrome OS Canary Channel Gets Split-Screen Support For Android Apps
- February 21, 2018

Now the seemingly desktop operating system from Google has been given support to run Android apps in split-screen while using tablet mode. For those who are unaware, a Canary build is a newly compiled version of the software that hasn't been properly tested. (more...)
Chandrayaan 2 mission: Total cost and its Hollywood connection Chandrayaan 2 mission: Total cost and its Hollywood connection
- February 21, 2018

In fact, ISRO's Mars mission launched in 2013 cost INR 470 crore, was also cheaper than the Hollywood movie " Gravity " which was made on a budget of INR 644 crore or $100 million and was made in the same year. When the spacecraft reaches a distance of 100 km from the lunar surface, the lander will take the command. On the contrary, ISRO is planning for a site near the South Pole due to prominence of large and old rocks that will describe how it came to be and what is it made up of. (more...)
Lindsey Vonn Tweets Fierce War Cry For 'Likely' Last Olympic Downhill Race Lindsey Vonn Tweets Fierce War Cry For 'Likely' Last Olympic Downhill Race
- February 21, 2018

As for what's next for the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods, she's headed to the downhill competition for women's skiing and is expected to also compete on Friday for the combined skiing contest. Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin, the Pyeongchang giant slalom champion, was able to manage only the 15th fastest time in 1:41.55, 1.8 seconds off the pace, and walked straight past reporters without speaking. (more...)
Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US
- February 21, 2018

Under a mandate and deadline from Congress, the administration in late January released a public report listing Russians who have gained wealth or power under President Vladimir Putin - 114 politicians and 96 "oligarchs" in all. The Russian government was attracted to the prospect of a Trump presidency because it viewed it as a wrecking ball and a total clown. "The results of the election were not impacted". (more...)
Researchers show off electronic skin that displays users' health stats Researchers show off electronic skin that displays users' health stats
- February 21, 2018

The inbuilt sensor can also be worn for a week without causing any inflammation and can be paired with a smartphone letting you store data in the cloud. "Because this device can stretch, we now can paste a display on things with complex shapes, like skin", Someya said . The team explains that this is because of its novel structure, which is said to minimise the stress resulting from stretching on the juncture of hard materials, such as the micro LEDs and soft materials like the elastic ... (more...)
Sony Pictures passed on buying nearly every Marvel character for $25 million Sony Pictures passed on buying nearly every Marvel character for $25 million
- February 21, 2018

According to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz , that's when Feige swooped in. Sony is planning to release their Venom movie later this year, but a lot of fans agree that the character isn't worth squat if he won't be facing off with Spider-Man at some point. (more...)
Iranian security forces killed in clashes with Sufi protesters Iranian security forces killed in clashes with Sufi protesters
- February 21, 2018

While the Sufi protests are unrelated, they are another show of public defiance prompting a robust response from the Islamic Republic's security forces. "We are anxious about our security in the area [and] are defending our leader. Our resolve is to defend him up to the last drop of our blood", he said . (more...)