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Harry Knowles Accused of Sexual Harassment Harry Knowles Accused of Sexual Harassment
- September 27, 2017

Gloria Walker, described as "a member of Austin's close-knit film community", said Knowles made suggestive comments to her and once at a party he "touched my ass, my thighs... This comes as the Drafthouse continues to deal with fallout after it was revealed September 11 that Devin Faraci , who had resigned from the Drafthouse-owned Birth.Movies.Death a year ago after facing a groping accusation, had been working again at the company as an in-house writer. (more...)
Apple's iPhone X Hits Early Problems Due to Facial-Recognition Woes Apple's iPhone X Hits Early Problems Due to Facial-Recognition Woes
- September 27, 2017

All of the Face ID data is encrypted and stored in what Apple calls the Secure Enclave, a separate chip within recent iPhones that acts as a vault for highly system sensitive data. One person said the trouble with "Romeo" involved complications in assembling the various components into the module. He too claimed that 3D sensors were to blame for remaining production issues, but estimated that around 2 million iPhone X units have been built during September and that mass production should ... (more...)
ASUS unveils 'VivoBook S15' notebook in India at Rs 59990 ASUS unveils 'VivoBook S15' notebook in India at Rs 59990
- September 27, 2017

Asus has not only been launching smartphones in the market but the Taiwanese company has also been unveiling new laptops for consumers in the market. Sound processing is also really good since Asus has incorporated its SonicMaster audio technology. SuperBattery does this by intelligently monitoring and limiting the maximum charge that can be given to the battery cells. (more...)
Huawei to launch the Honor 7X on October 11 Huawei to launch the Honor 7X on October 11
- September 27, 2017

Also, a 12-megapixel dual-camera setup might be included on the back side, but there's no info on the selfie camera. The slogan on the poster roughly translates as "Want to see farther than ordinary people?" For its part, the company's official October 11 teaser image lacks any obvious hints aside from the crystal clear 7X moniker, while the accompanying text includes cryptic references to a "high" and "wide" field of view. (more...)
3 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico - here's how to donate
- September 27, 2017

Little to no water - this is Puerto Rico seven days after Hurricane Maria hit the USA territory. But Trump couldn't resist taking a jab at Puerto Rico, as well, noting that the island owes "billions of dollars to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with". (more...)
Colliding Black Holes Detected for the Fourth Time Colliding Black Holes Detected for the Fourth Time
- September 27, 2017

Italy's version of LIGO - called Virgo - came online August 1 following massive upgrades. It is the first time the Virgo facility near Pisa has picked up a significant gravitational wave signal, marking a new turning point for scientists hunting the unusual phenomenon. (more...)
Xbox - October 2017 Games with Gold Xbox - October 2017 Games with Gold
- September 27, 2017

Starting on October 16 and running through November 15, Gold subscribers will also be able to grab The Turing Test for free. Xbox One games will continue to be accessible for free until your subscription ends and all Xbox 360 games are backward compatible with Xbox One . (more...)
Most Active Runner As Share Volume Pops for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Most Active Runner As Share Volume Pops for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
- September 27, 2017

The Jump Trading Llc holds 12,900 shares with $4.67M value, up from 3,800 last quarter. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. Beech Hill Inc holds 0.63% or 3,209 shares in its portfolio. Pathstone Family Office invested in 0.04% or 450 shares. Oarsman invested in 2.62% or 239,555 shares. (more...)
Blizzard Debuts Battle.net Android App With Social Features Blizzard Debuts Battle.net Android App With Social Features
- September 27, 2017

In addition to chatting with old friends, you can make new ones using the new app. Obviously, you won't be able to use to app to launch games on your phone, which is the main goal of the Battle.net app on desktops. Battle.net, for the uninitiated, not only shows the games that your friends are playing, but it shows what they're doing in those games. Blizzard has a few separate mobile applications that use the Battle.net chatting feature, like the World of Warcraft Armory app, but the ... (more...)
Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) Drops in Trading Today - Down $0.48 Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE:VSLR) Drops in Trading Today - Down $0.48
- September 27, 2017

The stock hit its 52-week high on 07/05/17, and 52-week low on 11/09/16. Chief Revenue Officer Paul S. Dickson let go of 130,000 shares at an average price of $5.25 on Monday the 17th. 104.38 million shares or 0.85% more from 103.50 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/09/27/vivint-solar-inc-vslr-receives-new-coverage-from-analysts-at-guggenheim.html. (more...)
Sony's next-gen phone will finally feature an 'all-new design language' Sony's next-gen phone will finally feature an 'all-new design language'
- September 27, 2017

He also suggests that it will come in a new model of phones, not the X series which utilizes their omnibalance design. To that effect, Sony's next-generation flagship will feature a bezel-less design. Hibi didn't go so far as to confirm the release timeline of these "completely" redesigned devices, but you have to assume he's talking about the legitimate XZ Premium heir likely coming in the spring. (more...)
Russian Federation and U.S. to build space station in Moon's orbit Russian Federation and U.S. to build space station in Moon's orbit
- September 27, 2017

NASA said it would work with Russians and other countries now involved with the International Space Station to "identify common exploration objectives and possible missions for the 2020s". Shedding light on the goals of the Deep Space Gateway project, NASA in a statement said: "NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars". (more...)
Shadow of War's controversial charity DLC is now free Shadow of War's controversial charity DLC is now free
- September 27, 2017

Monolith and WB made a decision to memorialize the Shadow of War's executive producer Mike "Forthog" Forgey , who passed away in a DLC for the game he worked on. Additionally, a factually incorrect tweet from our team exacerbated the confusion by stating that global funds would not be going to the family. We sincerely apologize to the fans and to the Forgey family for the confusion we created. (more...)
Safaricom denies conspiracy to rig elections Safaricom denies conspiracy to rig elections
- September 27, 2017

During the 8 August 2017 elections, three telecom operators were selected to provide connectivity between polling centres and the IEBC's national tallying centre, in 78 percent of the country, with 3G and 2G network connections. As such there was nothing required for Safaricom to report and in any event, if any KIEMS kits were stolen it the responsibility of IEBC to make such a report and further notify the MNOs to deactivate the SIMs . (more...)
Nokia 8 to be manufactured in India, focus on offering 'meaningful technology' Nokia 8 to be manufactured in India, focus on offering 'meaningful technology'
- September 27, 2017

After its licensing rights were handed over to HMD Global , it has seen a solid comeback. With the Nokia 8, HMD Global has also brought back "Glance Screen" which used to be found in Lumia smartphones of old. In the same document , it was specified that HMD Global has added a variant of the supposed Nokia 8 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Getting a brand new Android-powered smartphone is not easy as there are many things and brands to take into consideration. (more...)
High Level Forum on 5G India 2020 High Level Forum on 5G India 2020
- September 27, 2017

As per the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Committee on Digital Economic Policy, it has been stated that 5G technologies rollout will help in increasing GDP, creating employment and digitising the economy. "We can not be behind in 5G when many other countries are going on the 5G technology". Mollenkopf, chief executive of the world's top maker of smartphone chips, said in an interview that rising consumer and business demands were forcing the industry to ... (more...)
Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani Says India Doesn't Need to 'Import Data'
- September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, at the first India Mobile Congress, Mukesh Ambani , Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, urged executives from various technology companies in India and the government to work closely together in order to open avenues for making investment in new ideas. (more...)
Quantum computing, Cloud & AI kick off the show — Microsoft Ignite Quantum computing, Cloud & AI kick off the show — Microsoft Ignite
- September 27, 2017

The American multinational technology company also said that people would be able to manage this version very easily because the developers added it new usability, voice and security features. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella quickly mentioned container and serverless computing as part of the "new computing paradigm" during a keynote address at this week's Microsoft Ignite event . (more...)
Valve removes over 150 'fake' games from Steam Valve removes over 150 'fake' games from Steam
- September 27, 2017

That would be around 10 percent of all games launched on Steam during those months. For a past few months Valve has been trying to clean Steam of fake games and devs and in doing so the company has removed nearly 200 games from Steam which can be considered as the biggest removal of games in a single day in the history of the platform. (more...)
Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring rear-drive record Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring rear-drive record
- September 27, 2017

Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: "At the start of the development process, we set ourselves a lap time target for the GT2 RS of less than 7 minutes and 5 seconds". The scintillating time of 6:47.3 was eventually set by Kern, with an average speed of 114.4mph in what were described as "ideal outdoor conditions" at the 12.8-mile circuit. (more...)
Florida stands ready to assist Puerto Rico, says Gov. Scott Florida stands ready to assist Puerto Rico, says Gov. Scott
- September 27, 2017

She's been state-side since age 5. Vice President for CT Puerto Rican Agenda, Elmer Rivera-Bello said , "We are trying to accommodate as much as we can opening our doors to our family members". These findings don't just point to the sad state of affairs of the US education system. It may be, in part , because almost half of all Americans don't actually know that Puerto Ricans are their fellow citizens. (more...)
MG GS becomes first Chinese auto to nab ANCAP'S top honour MG GS becomes first Chinese auto to nab ANCAP'S top honour
- September 27, 2017

The timing for MG is therefore fortuitous, since ANCAP requirements accelerate for all vehicles tested from January 1 next year, to make it very hard to achieve a top rating without an effective AEB and/or lane support system. It should be noted the five-star rating applies to only those MG GS models built from August 2017 and on-sale in October 2017. Previous Chinese cars tested by ANCAP , which failed to cut the mustard, include the four-star Haval H9 (2015), three-star LDV G10 (2015) ... (more...)
Micromax, BSNL to launch Bharat One, a JioPhone rival in October Micromax, BSNL to launch Bharat One, a JioPhone rival in October
- September 27, 2017

The partnership could give competition to the Jio Phone, which runs on the Reliance Jio Infocomm network, and could in turn benefit BSNL , which has subscribers in the rural and remote areas of the country where feature phones are used more than smartphones. (more...)
Cosatu to strike against corruption in Bloemfontein Cosatu to strike against corruption in Bloemfontein
- September 27, 2017

Mapaila was speaking at a briefing on Tuesday, the day before trade federation Cosatu is set to strike and march against state capture and corruption. "We have been hit by the latest scandal involving disgraced auditing and consultancy firm KPMG". He said South Africans had to unite in "times of crisis. (more...)
How Analysts Rated Enbridge Energy Management, LLC (NYSE:EEQ) Last Week?
- September 27, 2017

Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. has a 12-month low of $14.89 and a 12-month high of $25.86. Iguana Healthcare Management Llc increased Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (SGMO) stake by 43.33% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. First Republic Management reported 21,222 shares. Korea Investment accumulated 0.05% or 93,398 shares. 20,690 were reported by Geneva Advsrs Limited Liability Co. (more...)
Need for Speed Payback has the series' biggest open world yet Need for Speed Payback has the series' biggest open world yet
- September 27, 2017

With its extended development period, let's hope that Ghost Games has made Need for Speed Payback the hit that the series needs to get it back on track. Give it a watch below and see what you think. "It's the real-world fantasy of exploring aimlessly, finding other vehicle lovers, discovering attractive places, taking snapshots, sharing stories", said Ho. (more...)
NASA releases Earth image captured by OSIRIS-REx during flyby NASA releases Earth image captured by OSIRIS-REx during flyby
- September 27, 2017

NASA released this new color composite image of Earth from space today (September 26, 2017). Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona, Tucson, described the gravity-assist as "a clever way to move the spacecraft onto Bennu's orbital plane using Earth's own gravity instead of expending fuel". (more...)
First Ten Minutes of Spider-Man First Ten Minutes of Spider-Man
- September 27, 2017

In the movie, Donald Glover's character already talked about his "nephew" and, given that he is playing Miles Morales' uncle from the comics who is also the burglar known as Prowler, that pretty much confirmed it already. Following Spider-Man's departure, Davis is trying to free himself from being secured to his auto. "In the meantime, I think Miles is a big part of the animated movie that Sony's making". (more...)
Intel launches self-learning processor Intel launches self-learning processor
- September 27, 2017

Named after an active undersea volcano south of the island of Hawaii, Intel said in a statement Monday that Loihi includes a total of 130,000 silicon "neurons" connected with 130 million "synapses", the junctions that in humans connect the neurons within the brain. (more...)
Reliance Capital to start health insurance firm Reliance Capital to start health insurance firm
- September 27, 2017

Noting that the group is focusing on the defence sector even though there is a lot of competition, he said "government is shortly going to award contract for six submarines worth Rs50,000 crore". He further said the company has a joint venture with the leading material and aerostructure composite company in France-based Daher which supplies 50% of composite material to Boeing and Airbus. (more...)