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Hyundai confirms a small pickup for the US Hyundai confirms a small pickup for the US
- August 22, 2017

Up until now, that strategy has involved cramming as many SUVs onto the market as possible. O'Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai's US unit, revealed to Reuters that Hyundai has given the green light to a pickup that's similar to 2015's Santa Cruz concept. (more...)
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Position Boosted by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc Tesla Inc. (TSLA) Position Boosted by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc
- August 22, 2017

About 216,839 shares traded. Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. It has underperformed by 5.24% the S&P500. Since February 23, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 sales for $20.24 million activity. Gracias Antonio J . had sold 5,466 shares worth $1.40 million on Friday, February 24. (more...)
Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Shares Bought by Ariel Capital Advisors LLC Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Shares Bought by Ariel Capital Advisors LLC
- August 22, 2017

Tdg now has $14.09 billion valuation. The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) performance during the last one year Improved 4.96 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Negative trend of -2.93 percent. Shell Asset Management Communication invested 0.02% in TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG). Credit Suisse Ag reported 4.03M shares. Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. (more...)
More S. Africans live in extream poverty More S. Africans live in extream poverty
- August 22, 2017

Both the proportion and number of South Africans living in poverty declined between 2006 and 2011, to 53.2% (or 27.3-million people) from 66.6% (or 31.6-million people). However, there are notable variations amongst various population groups: black Africans have the highest income inequality with a Gini coefficient of 0.65 in 2015, increasing from 0.64 in 2006. (more...)
IPhone 8 to Come with Two Iris Sensors IPhone 8 to Come with Two Iris Sensors
- August 22, 2017

In recent weeks an iOS developer has analysed leaked code for the HomePod smart speaker, which seems to hold hidden secrets relating to the iPhone . and Apple wasn't one of them! Besides, classy looks it will actually enable the iPhone 8 to do Wireless Charging as electricity do not pass through the metal well. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with MIUI 9 unveiled, sale debuts today Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A with MIUI 9 unveiled, sale debuts today
- August 22, 2017

After the great success of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, people seem to have great expectations from the new addition to the Redmi Note series. Now, those are pretty much all the differences between the Redmi Note 5A variants, all variants sport a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display (though the "High Version" variants come with a 2.5D curved glass on top of the display ), and they also come with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (PDAF, HDR, Real Time Filter, f/2.2 aperture). (more...)
Gran Turismo Sport release gets limited edition PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo Sport release gets limited edition PlayStation 4
- August 22, 2017

A new trailer providing a quick glimpse at what you can expect from the virtual reality features and support in the Gran Turismo Sport game has been released this week and is now embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Nothing too intense, but then again, that might not be a bad thing. Likewise, the Dualshock 4 that comes packed with the console offers the same silver color with the Gran Turismo logo gracing the touchpad. (more...)
Microsoft and Red Hat Partner on Enterprise Container Adoption Microsoft and Red Hat Partner on Enterprise Container Adoption
- August 22, 2017

By bringing Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated to the Microsoft Azure cloud, the companies can ensure availability across 42 regions around the world, and help organizations leverage cloud-native applications and containers as part of their digital transformations, the companies explained. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV: Get Ready PC Players Final Fantasy XV: Get Ready PC Players
- August 22, 2017

You can check out some of the gameplay in the trailer posted down below. In this case, PC gamers not only get the full single-player campaign, but Square is also bundling in all of the previously released DLC from the season pass, along with special first-person modes, and the online cooperative mode that allows multiple players to team up and battle monsters around the world of Eos. (more...)
Splatoon 2 Adds Manta Maria in Turf War, Ranked Battle This Weekend Splatoon 2 Adds Manta Maria in Turf War, Ranked Battle This Weekend
- August 22, 2017

You'll be able to take down some Salmonoid bosses in the Lost Outpost starting on August 23rd, though the stage will not appear online until an actual Salmon Run event is scheduled. The Bubble Blower fires up to three big bubbles, which explode once doused in ink. Don't forget that there's still plenty more on the way, with continuous updates promised for the first two years of the game's life. (more...)
New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill New Verizon unlimited plans are going to kill consumer goodwill
- August 22, 2017

And that's just one of several changes Verizon is making in the new plans. Verizon has announced that its unlimited plan is being split into three plans with more restrictions and throttling. Go Unlimited is the name of the first plan, while Beyond Unlimited is the name of the second. This is what's likely going to enrage Verizon customers most . (more...)
Arms to add new fighter Lola Pop Arms to add new fighter Lola Pop
- August 22, 2017

Is that what she's doing? "A well-travelled clown with a personality as colourful as her clothing, Lola Pop's key ability is inflating her body like a balloon, providing her with great defensive qualities". I'm looking forward to the Test Punch-I tried ARMS briefly at E3 shortly after its release and enjoyed myself, but in that short time was unable to decide if it was really something I wanted, or not. (more...)
The US market might get a customized Nokia 8 version The US market might get a customized Nokia 8 version
- August 22, 2017

The mid-range smartphone from HMD Global has received over one million registrations on Amazon ahead of the sale. Given the amount of interest in the Nokia-branded online-only smartphone , we could expect "Out of stock" to show up sooner than usual. (more...)
SNES Classic Mini Preview - Worth It or Not, Nostalgia Aside? SNES Classic Mini Preview - Worth It or Not, Nostalgia Aside?
- August 22, 2017

The SNES Classic Mini is getting a gameplay rewind feature . It's a bit like Forza , basically. You can also save your progress via up to four suspend points per game, which will make working through the games much more manageable. Also revealed today are some new optional visual frames that can be wrapped round each game. It lets players rewind their gameplay to try hard sections again or find items you missed. (more...)
Gamescom 2017: 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' to be Published by Microsoft Gamescom 2017: 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' to be Published by Microsoft
- August 22, 2017

Nvidia has partnered with Bluehole - the company behind the game to bring support for Nvidia's ShadowPlay Highlights . The general optimization of the game for all players is likely to undergo some alterations. So it's not surprising to see Microsoft take an interest in locking down the game for as long as possible on the Xbox One, and in this case, actually publish the title. (more...)
Micromax Canvas Infinity smartphone to launch today Micromax Canvas Infinity smartphone to launch today
- August 22, 2017

The battery is a 3,000mAh one and the device uses USB Type 2.0 for charging. The major highlight of the smartphone is its 5.7-inch full vision display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The rear panel opens up to reveal the removable battery and separate slots for both SIMs and a microSD card. The company is also offering a 24-hour fix or replace guarantee which will allow users to get the phone repaired or replaced within 24 hours. (more...)
'Wonder Woman' Is Now Bigger Than Spider-Man 'Wonder Woman' Is Now Bigger Than Spider-Man
- August 22, 2017

Box Office Mojo has the film's current domestic gross sits at just over $404 million dollars and counting. To date, the domestic and global markets have each given Wonder Woman upwards of $400 million at the box office. Wonder Woman now has a ComicBook.com Composite Score of 84.59, the eighth highest of any comic-book movie. The movie has since broken multiple box office records, and now adds yet another impressive feat to its long list of achievements. (more...)
Nepal Parliament fails to endorse second constitution amendment bill
- August 22, 2017

The constitution amendment bill failed in Parliament on Monday, as the ruling alliance could not ensure 395 votes in the 592-strong Parliament. The constitution amendment which was the bottom line for the participation of Madhesh based agitating parties is now to be addressed and the agitating parties has chose to go for the election whether the amendment bill passed or not. (more...)
Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo launched in India, priced at Rs 10.75 lakh Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo launched in India, priced at Rs 10.75 lakh
- August 22, 2017

Skoda has finally launched the Rapid Monte Carlo in India. While the base variant is the 1.6 litre petrol the top-end version 1.5 diesel automatic costs Rs 13.57 lakh. The new Rapid Monte Carlo from Skoda also gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mirror Link along with Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB and Micro SD card support. (more...)
Google Reportedly Working On Mini Google Home & New Chromebook Pixel Google Reportedly Working On Mini Google Home & New Chromebook Pixel
- August 22, 2017

Google is developing a miniature version of its Google Home smart speaker that could be unveiled as early as this fall, according to an Android Police report Monday. The laptop has been speculated to have a convertible 12.3-inch screen which could be used in a tablet mode with full 360-degree rotation alongside an optional Wacom stylus. (more...)
'Android O' set for official launch in US 'Android O' set for official launch in US
- August 22, 2017

Android O has been officially named as Android Oreo Google just announced. Well, it's a basic component of Android that, in addition to draining battery, affects a device's performance as well. Settings that don't need to be changed often are grouped and minimized. Aside from that, the upcoming Android OS can recognize apps that are not connected to your activity on the phone but are still running background services. (more...)
Interactive Map Shows Best Times to Watch the Eclipse in Your Neighborhood Interactive Map Shows Best Times to Watch the Eclipse in Your Neighborhood
- August 22, 2017

If you are sticking around the area to watch the eclipse, here is when it will happen. Less than 10% of the sun will be obscured by the moon's shadow between 7.30-8.30pm on the 21st August. (more...)
Trump doubles down on 'both sides' rhetoric about Charlottesville: Dale Trump doubles down on 'both sides' rhetoric about Charlottesville: Dale
- August 22, 2017

Lee , Americans should remove statues of the first and third presidents. The protesters are angered at the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E Lee from Charlottesville. Much of that was a revisionist interpretation, but Jordan says there was enough of a kernel of truth in the Lost Cause myths to spur its widespread attraction. (more...)
The eclipse is over, here's what to do with those glasses The eclipse is over, here's what to do with those glasses
- August 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union is asking viewers of the eclipse to recycle their glasses by dropping them off at the credit union before September 16. You'll have to call one near you to find out. AWB President Mike Simmons told the Daily Dot that these kids "wouldn't otherwise be able to get them, and this is a rare opportunity for some schools in developing countries to have a hands-on science experience". (more...)
You Can Buy This RWD Subaru WRX from Baby Driver on eBay You Can Buy This RWD Subaru WRX from Baby Driver on eBay
- August 22, 2017

It's a fully-loaded 2006 Limited, and comes with a clear title and 158,000 miles on the odometer. According to the eBay listing , the vehicle is far from stock; beyond the repaint to red, the WRX was converted to rear-wheel-drive, received upgraded rear differentials, and also had a 2004 WRX STI turbo installed. (more...)
Q4 Sentiment Blackrock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust (NYSE:BAF)
- August 22, 2017

The Trust may invest up to 20% of its total assets in municipal bonds that are rated, at the time of investment, Ba/BB or B by Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), Standard & Poor's (S&P) or Fitch Ratings (Fitch), or that are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by BlackRock. (more...)
Eye Specialists: Protect your Eyes During Solar Eclipse Eye Specialists: Protect your Eyes During Solar Eclipse
- August 22, 2017

It's been two hours since I viewed the #SolarEclipse2017, and my eyes still hurt. "Exposing your eyes to the sun without proper eye protection during a solar eclipse can cause "eclipse blindness" or retinal burns, also known as solar retinopathy ", PreventBliindness.org explains. (more...)
Solar eclipse 2017: 'It was absolutely magnificent' Solar eclipse 2017: 'It was absolutely magnificent'
- August 22, 2017

Those watching the phenomenon in various US states saw the skies go dark and temperatures drop as much as 12 degrees. She home-schools them and spent the morning teaching them about the last time a total eclipse stretched from coast to coast. (more...)
What Do Flat-Earthers Think of Today's Big Solar Eclipse? What Do Flat-Earthers Think of Today's Big Solar Eclipse?
- August 22, 2017

In other words, expect thousands of flat-earthers to go blind today looking for proof of, alternately: a huge glass dome behind the moon; the fact that the sun is actually a battery; enormous trees that once dotted the landscape of the Earth; giant walls of ice that ring our flat plane; or whatever else they're looking for. (more...)
NASA says International Space Station Crew ready for Total Solar Eclipse NASA says International Space Station Crew ready for Total Solar Eclipse
- August 22, 2017

People standing in that umbra would be seeing the solar eclipse as it happened. Now, it's time to stare in awe at all the unbelievable images captured by NASA , the European Space Agency, their satellites, and the luckiest folks off Earth: the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (more...)