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Instagram quietly debuts native payments Instagram quietly debuts native payments
- May 04, 2018

The Facebook owned service has added a payment feature to its app. Users can register a debit or credit card as part of a profile, set up a security pin and start buying things without ever leaving Instagram . The potential of such a feature could be a game changer for Instagram, as people will start buying impulsively without ever leaving the app. With its elegant pictures and surplus brands, shopping through Instagram could prove popular and give businesses a big new reason to ... (more...)
Oppenheimer Brokers Increase Earnings Estimates for Microsoft Co. (MSFT)
- May 04, 2018

Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors Nv for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $31.74 billion market cap company. ( NYSE:T ), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 82 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Amazon halts Seattle building awaiting council tax vote Amazon halts Seattle building awaiting council tax vote
- May 04, 2018

Amazon's project would have created more than 7K jobs in the buildings aside from the construction workers and neighboring businesses that would've gotten more business. "I need to raise more money for affordable housing, and I am not going to put it on the backs of the lowest income people in our community", he said. (more...)
Samsung will give you back cash for using Samsung Pay Samsung will give you back cash for using Samsung Pay
- May 04, 2018

To do so, users will have to check the new Cash Back of the Samsung Pay app, where they'll find a selection of offers from a variety of leading retailers. Instead, when you make a purchase using Samsung Pay at a participating merchant, you'll receive a percentage of money back into your account instantly, ready for use on another purchase anywhere you'd like. (more...)
NASA successfully tested in the desert a nuclear reactor for Mars NASA successfully tested in the desert a nuclear reactor for Mars
- May 04, 2018

As the fuel reactors use enriched uranium, and their power, depending on modification, can be from one to ten kilowatts. 'Mars is a very hard environment for power systems, with less sunlight than Earth or the moon, very cold nighttime temperatures, very interesting dust storms that can last weeks and months that engulf the entire planet, ' Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of Nasa's Space Technology Mission Directorate, said after a successful test in January. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 looks very fancy for its price Nokia 6.1 looks very fancy for its price
- May 04, 2018

Earlier this year, Nokia unveiled the second generation Nokia 6 which succeeded arguably the company's most popular smartphone of 2017. There are no Nokia-specific UI overlays of any sort here: This is pure Android, so the experience will be similar as on other members of Google's Android One family, which includes Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Android One Moto X4. (more...)
Twitter Urging Users To Change Password After Internal Password Bug Discovered Twitter Urging Users To Change Password After Internal Password Bug Discovered
- May 04, 2018

Twitter is advising all of its 330 million users to change their password after a technical glitch left them exposed in the company's internal systems. It is great that Twitter chose to come upfront with this information and it would be wise to change your Twitter account's password right now. The company said it removed the non-encrypted passwords from its system, and is working to avoid such an issue happening again. (more...)
Bathroom brew: Indian Railways vendor caught mixing tea in toilets Bathroom brew: Indian Railways vendor caught mixing tea in toilets
- May 03, 2018

Rattled by a video showing tea and coffee vendors in trains using water from the toilets on board Hyderabad Charminar Express , the South Central Railway has come out with a clarification. "A penalty of Rs 1 lakh has been levied on the licensee", said a senior railways official, M Umashankar Kumar. The video shows the person leave the toilet of a train with his coffee/tea cans and having a conversation with someone. (more...)
BSNL Launches New Unlimited Prepaid Recharge Plans For Rs. 99, Rs. 319 BSNL Launches New Unlimited Prepaid Recharge Plans For Rs. 99, Rs. 319
- May 03, 2018

There's also a Rs. 485 prepaid pack that provides users with 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and has a validity of 90 days. After Reliance Jio and Airtel demonstrated their A-game, other incumbents chose to up the ante as well. This pack also comes with a validity of 28 days. (more...)
Amazon.com (AMZN) Earns "Buy" Rating from Goldman Sachs
- May 03, 2018

The Suffolk Capital Management Llc holds 26,351 shares with $30.82M value, up from 22,902 last quarter. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has risen 82.20% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:Z) earned "Hold" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. (more...)
Rare 3D fossil reveals first bird beaks had teeth Rare 3D fossil reveals first bird beaks had teeth
- May 03, 2018

But it had two things modern gulls don't: teeth and a muscular jaw to use those teeth. Paleontologists say the first birds evolved from small feathered dinosaurs possibly more than 100 million years ago. It gives the beak more dexterity, so the bird can use it to pinch very precisely. He added that the newly discovered "extraordinary new specimen" shows brain proportions that resemble those of a modern bird. (more...)
New Nintendo President Wants to Prioritize Mobile Games New Nintendo President Wants to Prioritize Mobile Games
- May 03, 2018

It seems to be for a good reason, too, as the mobile gaming segment of the company came away with a whopping 39.3 billion yen in fiscal 2017, comprising 4% of the company's total revenue. We can only speculate as to whether this blockbuster is Mario Kart Tour, Lost Dragalia or something entirely new. Although Furukawa appears to be very focused on the mobile market, the upcoming president hasn't forgotten the importance of the Nintendo Switch console. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Boxart Looks Amazing Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Boxart Looks Amazing
- May 03, 2018

The original Red Dead Redemption character is instantly recognizable due to the scars on his face. Rockstar Games is slowly building up the hype, by spoon-feeding the hungry public and releasing trailer by trailer. "I know that." It's likely suggesting that Morgan is trying to escape the life of an outlaw, but he is torn since he has been raised by Dutch and the gang. (more...)
HTC's Next Flagship Confirmed For May 23 Reveal HTC's Next Flagship Confirmed For May 23 Reveal
- May 03, 2018

HTC seems to have finally come out of the closet to announce a date for the launch of their next flagship smartphone, presumably the U12 Plus which we saw renders of in March. Under the hood, the device will run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core chipset. It will pack 6GB or 8GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 storage which will be expandable up to 2TB with microSD. (more...)
Colossal exoplanet has an enormous comet-like tail of helium Colossal exoplanet has an enormous comet-like tail of helium
- May 03, 2018

The exoplanet is about 200 light-years from Earth and orbits its host star in less than six days. Helium has always been thought to be a byproduct of planets close enough into their stars that they lose parts of their atmosphere, and helium is common across our solar system - but it hadn't been seen on an exoplanet until now. (more...)
Zenfone Live L1 is ASUS's first Android GO smartphone Zenfone Live L1 is ASUS's first Android GO smartphone
- May 03, 2018

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 slayer is now offered in 2 variants - 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB which are priced at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 12,999 respectively. As a part of launch offer, Vodafone customers will get up to Rs 3200 worth of benefits. Specifications of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 1080x2160 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. (more...)
Google Pay Begins Rollout To Desktop Browsers And iOS Devices Google Pay Begins Rollout To Desktop Browsers And iOS Devices
- May 03, 2018

After Apple Pay's 2016 launch, the unified Google Pay comes nearly after two years, it supports peer-to-peer payments through Siri and web-based payments. This is pretty forward thinking from the company that maintains four separate ... Already Apple Pay is providing the facility to smartphones, Apple watch and also on the web. (more...)
Steam Adds Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Support in Latest Beta Steam Adds Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Support in Latest Beta
- May 03, 2018

You'll then need to go into the Controller Settings page to enable the option for the "Nintendo Switch Configuration Support" the same way you would for PS4 and Xbox controller support. For best results with the gyro, we suggest initially calibrating your controller by selecting the "Calibrate" option under "Detected Controllers". (more...)
Cities: Skylines Natural Disasters Expansion Hitting Consoles Later this Month
- May 03, 2018

One neat thing about the disasters in Cities: Skylines is that they take advantage of the higher end visual spectrum that Colossal Order brings to the table, so just as you see in the trailer above, some of those disasters look fantastic when rendered in real time. (more...)
Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram
- May 03, 2018

One multiverse theory suggests that right after the Big Bang , repeated bursts of "cosmic inflation" occurred which seeded an endless number of pocket universes. As Hawking and Hertog suggest in the paper, "The detailed exit from eternal inflation is encoded in the coupling between the field theory degrees of freedom on the exit surface and the classical bulk dynamics". (more...)
Jupiter moon Ganymede's environment unique, says NASA Jupiter moon Ganymede's environment unique, says NASA
- May 03, 2018

This is an artist's concept of the Jupiter's moon Ganymede; two auroral ovals can be seen over northern and southern mid-latitudes. The mission ended in 2003, but newly resurrected data from Galileos first flyby of Ganymede is yielding new insights about the moons environment - which is unlike any other in the solar system. (more...)
Facebook Employee Used Privileged Access To Stalk Women Facebook Employee Used Privileged Access To Stalk Women
- May 03, 2018

She tweeted Sunday that she had Tinder logs, plus a screenshot of a text conversation in which he said "I also try to figure out who hackers are in real life... Facebook Inc. has fired an employee who bragged about his access to private user information, according to a person familiar with the situation. Facebook on Tuesday confirmed the firing of an unnamed security engineer accused earlier this week of stalking women by exploiting his access to user data, NBC News first reported . (more...)
$0.24 EPS Expected for Match Group (MTCH) This Quarter
- May 02, 2018

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. The Relative Volume of the company is 10.53 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.03 million. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Buy". Cowen & Co maintained it with "Buy" rating and $39.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. (more...)
Facebook Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?' Facebook Asks Users, 'Does This Post Contain Hate Speech?'
- May 02, 2018

The social media platform defines hate speech as, "Content that attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or disease is not allowed", according to the company's website. (more...)
Twitter admits to selling data to Cambridge Analytica-affiliate Aleksandr Kogan Twitter admits to selling data to Cambridge Analytica-affiliate Aleksandr Kogan
- May 02, 2018

The apparent investigation did not find any access to private or sensitive information from people who use Twitter . The data analytics firm had seemingly collected data from the popular social media platform Facebook and used it for influencing the 2016 Trump electoral campaign. (more...)
Hawaii May Be First State To Ban Sunscreen Harmful To Ocean Ecosystems Hawaii May Be First State To Ban Sunscreen Harmful To Ocean Ecosystems
- May 02, 2018

The state's legislature passed a bill Tuesday outlawing the sale of two particular chemicals - oxybenzone and octinoxate - found in many sunscreens , according to BuzzFeed . Chemical sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate have been shown to alter the DNA of young coral so that it isn't able to develop properly. (more...)
Environmentalists to carve Trump's face into Arctic iceberg Environmentalists to carve Trump's face into Arctic iceberg
- May 02, 2018

A Finnish climate group is raising funds for what they've called Project Trumpmore , playing on both the current U.S. leader's anti-science stance and vanity to make an important point about climate change - whether you believe in it or not, it's still happening. (more...)
"Heartbeat Bill" gets approved, is now heading to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
- May 02, 2018

The legislation "would ban most abortions after about six weeks into a pregnancy, with some exceptions for rape, incest, fetal abnormalities, and to save the life of the mother", Iowa Public Radio reports. If enacted, the legislation is expected to be challenged in court over whether it violates U.S. Supreme Court rulings, including the landmark 1973 Roe v. (more...)
Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary Edition revealed Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary Edition revealed
- May 02, 2018

During the trial, German-based Lamm Autohaus removed the roof of the vehicle prior to sale in the United Kingdom and it was an instant hit with all 75 vehicles selling immediately - making it one of the rarest Minis ever produced. Adding a bit of specialness to the mix, MINI made a decision to introduce the Openometer in 2009, allowing owners to track how many owners they have driven with the top down. (more...)
LePage veto fails, clearing way for recreational pot sales in Maine LePage veto fails, clearing way for recreational pot sales in Maine
- May 02, 2018

The Senate voted 28-6 and the House voted 109-39 Wednesday, May 2, 2018, to override LePage's veto. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where lawmakers must vote by a two-thirds margin to overturn LePage's veto. The proposed law would get rid of marijuana social clubs and curb people's ability to grow marijuana on their own. ME is one of eight states that allows adult-use marijuana, according to Governing . (more...)