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Google Pixelbook Goes Official: A Premium Convertible Chromebook with Built-In Google Assistant Google Pixelbook Goes Official: A Premium Convertible Chromebook with Built-In Google Assistant
- October 04, 2017

On Wednesday, at its Made By Google event , Google revealed its second smart speaker device: Google Home Mini , a tiny version of Google Home . Google Home Max also supports Google Cast and Bluetooth as well as direct input. Synnex also provided a few extra details about the new Chromebook Pixel. (more...)
Google announces new Daydream View VR headset for $99
- October 04, 2017

The new Daydream View is pitched as a "personal cinema" and gaming experience. Google announced at its October 2017 event that the new Daydream View headset would cost £99 in the United Kingdom, up from £69 for the first-generation headset. (more...)
Meteors sparked life on Earth! Meteors sparked life on Earth!
- October 04, 2017

Dmitry Semenov, co-author of the paper and a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy said: "Based on what we know about planet formation and the chemistry of the solar system, we have proposed a consistent scenario for the emergence of life on Earth". (more...)
Indian govt to raise about Rs 11370 crore from GIC Re's IPO Indian govt to raise about Rs 11370 crore from GIC Re's IPO
- October 04, 2017

GIC Re set a price range of 855-912 rupees a share for its IPO that will run from October 11-13, according to a public notice on Wednesday. The upcoming IPO will see the Indian government sell 107.5 million shares of GIC Re; the company will sell an additional 17.2 million new shares to raise funds for its ambitious global expansion plans. (more...)
Musk aims for Mars cargo trips by 2022 Musk aims for Mars cargo trips by 2022
- October 04, 2017

He said the New York-Shanghai trip could be done in 39 minutes, while a trip from Bangkok to Dubai would take 27 minutes and Tokyo to Delhi would be 30 minutes. Chambers gave no date, but the planned mission would be a joint expedition with NASA, which aims to reach Mars during the 2030s. SpaceX, which Musk founded with the aim of colonizing Mars, is one of several private and government-funded ventures vying to put people and cargo on the red planet, and other destinations beyond ... (more...)
Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne blasts F1 team after Malaysian GP debacle Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne blasts F1 team after Malaysian GP debacle
- October 04, 2017

Vettel had surprisingly held the upper hand over Hamilton throughout practice but suffered an issue in the final session and required a new engine. Hamilton had been struggling for pace all weekend but was able to light up the timesheet at the right moment and will start first ahead of Vettel's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and the Red Bull of Max Verstappen . (more...)
Maruti Suzuki September sales grow by 9.3% Maruti Suzuki September sales grow by 9.3%
- October 04, 2017

The vehicle, launched in August 2015, has sold over 53,000 units in the domestic market and over 4,600 units overseas. On the detailed basis, the company's mini segment, including Alto and WagonR reported total sales of 38,479 units in September 2017 reporting marginal slip by 5,916 units on yearly basis. (more...)
Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry
- October 04, 2017

Dubochet, who is Swiss and an honorary professor at the University of Lausanne, refined a vitrification technique that allowed biomolecules to be rapidly frozen while retaining their natural shape. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have all been involved in research culminating in cryo-electron microscopy (EM) since at least the mid-1970s. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 has the best camera in the world, Report Galaxy Note 8 has the best camera in the world, Report
- October 04, 2017

Apple's iPhone 8 is set to launch in South Africa in the coming months, while the Note 8 is now on sale locally. When DxOMark recently gave the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus new record scores of 92 and 94 respectively, some had criticised them for changing their testing protocols mid-way. (more...)
Xiaomi sets sales record thanks to high demand in India
- October 04, 2017

The handset measures 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9mm and weighs 209 grams.The 6GB RAM Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 measures 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm, and weighs 185, while the 8GB RAM model measures 150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7mm, and weighs 187 grams. and United Kingdom, the Beijing-headquartered company has a strong presence across Asian regions, including China, India and Singapore. The Mi MIX 2 sports a 5.99-inches FHD (1080×2160 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at ... (more...)
Harvest Moon Thursday night Harvest Moon Thursday night
- October 04, 2017

Technically, the moon will be 100 percent full at 2:40 p.m. which is still daylight for us, but the moon will still look fairly full after sunset. The full moon will rise around 7:27PM on Thursday night and it will be considered at Harvest Moon because it is the closest moon to the autumnal equinox. (more...)
Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Stake Increased by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Stake Increased by Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC
- October 04, 2017

CTXS's SI was 5.87 million shares in October as released by FINRA. Bahl And Gaynor accumulated 1.73% or 4.47 million shares. Shares of Citrix Systems, Inc . Banque Pictet And Cie holds 0.15% or 81,753 shares. Allen Mgmt Llc owns 6,316 shares. The Sawgrass Asset Management Llc holds 215,773 shares with $17.17M value, down from 457,863 last quarter. (more...)
CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
- October 04, 2017

CSX Corporation's dividend payout ratio is 41.88%. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded CSX Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. With short interest at 22,875,366 and short average daily volume at 5,872,880, days to cover is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.02% on August 31. (more...)
'Outraged' By 'Slow and Inadequate' US Response, Oxfam Intervenes in Puerto Rico 'Outraged' By 'Slow and Inadequate' US Response, Oxfam Intervenes in Puerto Rico
- October 04, 2017

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who are now applying will also receive the waiver if they are admitted to the university. "The problem that we have with the mayor unfortunately is that unity of command is ultimately what's needed to be successful in this response", Long said . (more...)
Ways Destiny 2's Next Faction Rally Can Be Even Better Ways Destiny 2's Next Faction Rally Can Be Even Better
- October 04, 2017

Guardians from all around the world pledged their allegiance to either Dead Orbit, Future War Cult, or New Monarchy and put boots to ground as they earned their favor. It was an interesting event that got everyone on and venturing into public spaces, an element of the game that, if used to its fullest potential, will keep Destiny 2 alive for years to come. (more...)
Insider FRANKLIN ROBERT STUART sold 22,656 Shares Of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- October 03, 2017

About shares traded. Agenus Inc (NASDAQ:AGEN) has declined 2.26% since October 2, 2016 and is downtrending. LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) has risen 52.97% since October 2, 2016 and is uptrending. There are 2,292 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 2.21 billion shares in total. Analysts await CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on November, 14. (more...)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son thankful for 'outpouring' support after her cancer diagnosis Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son thankful for 'outpouring' support after her cancer diagnosis
- October 03, 2017

The 56-year-old actress took to Twitter on Thursday, where she announced in a message that she was battling the disease and was undergoing treatment. Based on US Breast Cancer statistics, about one in eight women will develop a breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. (She previously shared the record with Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen.) She also won the best comedy prize for a second time as a producer on the show. (more...)
Honor Holly 4 Launched in India at Rs 11999 Honor Holly 4 Launched in India at Rs 11999
- October 03, 2017

So, at the price point that the Huawei Honor Holly 4 is offered, it doesn't have any chance to go against the odds of Redmi Note 4 , Lenovo K8 Plus , as well as the 10.or E. As expected given the amount of RAM, the device in India comes with 32GB of on-board memory as opposed to 16GB, and storage can be expanded externally by up to an additional 128GB through a microSD card slot, which doubles as a secondary nano-SIM card tray. (more...)
Leaked: 'Elegant' Huawei Mate 10 Pro Leaked: 'Elegant' Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- October 03, 2017

Now we have the very first renders of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro . After these two leaks, reliable tipster Evan Blass - also known as @evleaks - shared the renders of the Mate 10 #Pro on Twitter . The earpiece and the front camera are in their traditional position in the front. Apart from the logo, the bottom bezel does not house any more features of the smartphone. (more...)
Reliance Jio Now Offering Unlimited Data With Rs 149 Prepaid Plan Reliance Jio Now Offering Unlimited Data With Rs 149 Prepaid Plan
- October 03, 2017

Commercial usage for this plan is defined as outgoing voice usage of 300 minutes per day or 1200 minutes for 7 days or 3,000 minutes per month (28 days), whichever is earlier. In Jio's recharge voucher the company add its terms and conditions and it says, "This Plan is intended only for personal use of included services". (more...)
Google Photos 3.6 makes video sharing way faster on slow connections Google Photos 3.6 makes video sharing way faster on slow connections
- October 03, 2017

The version 3.6 of the app will permit to share video faster for people having the poor network coverage. As Google is continuously introducing new features and updates to this photo-sharing app, its popularity is reaching new heights, and as of May 2017, it has more than 500 million users under its belt. (more...)
Three US-based scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for gravitational waves work Three US-based scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for gravitational waves work
- October 03, 2017

When the discovery was announced several months later, it was a sensation not only among scientists but the general public. While Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the prize, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the other half of the prize. (more...)
Ubisoft looking for the best fart for new South Park game Ubisoft looking for the best fart for new South Park game
- October 03, 2017

If you're the special one, you'll be flown to Ubisoft's San Francisco Studios to record it properly, and see the dev team put it in the game. The "proud" victor will head to Ubisoft San Francisco to record their unique sound for the game. In one of the more interesting marketing campaigns we've seen lately, Ubisoft has come up with a competition whereby the victor will be immortalised in the game, although not in the way you might expect. (more...)
Nobel Prize for Physics goes to 'black hole telescope' trio
- October 03, 2017

The three scientists "made decisive contributions to the LIGO detector", an observatory instrument that detects the waves. The three are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology. (more...)
F1 Loses Out to Motorcycle Grand Prix in Malaysia F1 Loses Out to Motorcycle Grand Prix in Malaysia
- October 03, 2017

He could be helped by a grid penalty for Vettel in Japan next weekend. In a weird incident on the slow down lap, Vettel collided with Lance Stroll's Williams , causing significant damage to the left rear of the Ferrari . - Hamilton is odds-on for a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes, and fourth overall. "We have the auto, the men, the drivers, the means and the spirit to fight all the way to the finish". (more...)
Facebook messenger lite is coming to these countries Facebook messenger lite is coming to these countries
- October 03, 2017

The Messenger Lite app is less than 10 MB and is available from the Play Store . Facebook Messenger Lite , a scaled-down "Lite" version of their Messenger app that is already available in scores of developing countries, including India , has now been rolled out in four additional countries. (more...)
Xbox One's game gifting feature is now available for Xbox Insiders Xbox One's game gifting feature is now available for Xbox Insiders
- October 03, 2017

Xbox One players now can send a title directly to one of your Xbox Live friends or straight to a nominated email address. It was at PAX West when Mike Ybarra commented that these new features would eventually reach all users. According to VG247, whomever you choose to receive the gift will receive an email notification as well as a code to redeem the gift via the Xbox Store, just like you'd do for any other redeemable code bought elsewhere. (more...)
Nintendo Wii Shop Channel Is Shutting Down In 2019 Nintendo Wii Shop Channel Is Shutting Down In 2019
- October 03, 2017

WiiWare and Virtual console games can still be played on the Wii and Wii U as long as they are stored in the system's memory. Owners of the Wii are still allowed to add the shop's currency, Wii Points, until March 26, 2018. "Now that customers have shifted to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems, we plan to focus our efforts in those areas". (more...)
Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
- October 03, 2017

Microsoft Corp now has $577.36 billion valuation. Investec Asset Management LTD now owns 9,093,270 shares of the software giant's stock valued at $598,883,000 after acquiring an additional 2,754,877 shares during the period. Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 insider sales for $1.04 billion activity. Capossela Christopher C sold 3,000 shares worth $207,339. (more...)
Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting
- October 03, 2017

Lombardo said the shooter is dead. At least six threads on 4Chan wrongly named democrat Geary Danley as the shooter and Google showed them in people's search results. Tech companies have, instead, announced moves to cut the flow of advertising dollars to fake-news websites, partnered with journalists and professional fact-checkers to check on trending stories and topics and granted greater services meant to help users discern what information is true and what is not. (more...)