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Apple could release lower cost iPhone SE 2 in 1H18 Apple could release lower cost iPhone SE 2 in 1H18
- November 22, 2017

American tech giant Apple has reduced retail margins on the iPhone X by almost 30 percent after large format chain owners and small-scale retailers claimed that the company makes profit from a massive margin but does not want its retail partners to benefit, reported the Economic Times . (more...)
Is The Stock Risky? Nokia Corporation (NOK)
- November 22, 2017

Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 225,237 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $1,221,000 after acquiring an additional 12,008 shares during the last quarter. The firm had revenue of $5.54 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.64 billion. Nokia Corporation had a positive return on equity of 9.88% and a negative net margin of 2.09%. (more...)
FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules FCC chairman sets out to repeal 'net neutrality' rules
- November 22, 2017

Companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix may also be weighing up the likelihood that if the rules are repealed that telecom companies may well start prioritising their own streaming video services or impede much-used messaging tools such as Skype or WhatsApp. (more...)
OnePlus Smartphones Will Not Support Google's Project Treble OnePlus Smartphones Will Not Support Google's Project Treble
- November 22, 2017

Project Treble is the Google's new idea to update all Android phones to the latest version as soon as possible. That has been addressed with the OnePlus 5T . Everything looks the same except for the fact that the fingerprint sensor has now been moved from the front of the smartphone at the back. The company was rumored to bring a QHD screen in the OnePlus 5 as well but did not felt the need to do so. (more...)
Previous Evidence of Water on Mars Now Identified as Grainflows Previous Evidence of Water on Mars Now Identified as Grainflows
- November 22, 2017

A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars are signs of flowing sand - not water. The features in question are dark streaks that show up periodically on Martian hills, known as recurring slope lineae, or RSLs. That, and they grow thicker in the warmer months. The dark streaks on Mars could simply be more sand . It paints a rather more mundane picture of Mars though, with RSL once thought to be indirect evidence for biologically significant liquid water on Mars. (more...)
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.03
- November 22, 2017

NAT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Nordic American Tankers Limited has a dividend payout ratio of -23.1% indicating that the company can not now cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. (more...)
Galaxy S9 Design Changes Reportedly Not Significant Galaxy S9 Design Changes Reportedly Not Significant
- November 22, 2017

And the publication cites that they've verified these renders with other sources of them, and claim the renders as accurate. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be similar to this year's flagship , but with some changes to features and design. (more...)
Apple research gives a peek at its self-driving auto plans
- November 22, 2017

The scientists proposed a new software approach called "VoxelNet" for helping computers detect three-dimensional objects. Academics are used to freely sharing their work with peers at other organizations. While CEO Tim cook has called self-driving vehicles "the mother of all A.I. projects", the company filed a self-driving auto testing plan with regulators in California back in April. (more...)
Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales Grab a Google Chromecast for £19 in the Black Friday sales
- November 22, 2017

Why dont you stay at home and play some premium Android games? As for movies, select titles have been discounted by as much as 50%, while Google also provides big discounts on TV shows such as Steven Universe and Homeland . Movie rentals are also down to $0.99 - one of Google's favorite deals - but this may be dependent on whether you've rented a movie previously (sometimes Google's Play Store deals apply to first-time users only). (more...)
Gionee teases F6 and F205 bezel-less smartphones, announcement in 5 days Gionee teases F6 and F205 bezel-less smartphones, announcement in 5 days
- November 22, 2017

Some past reports recommend that the Gionee M7 Plus and M2018 will be the best end models among the whole lineup. Besides, the teaser also gives us a close hint that the Gionee F6 and F205 will have a full-screen display. The dual rear cameras are expected to comprise of one 16-megapixel sensor and one 8-megapixel sensor, while the front will have a 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel configuration. (more...)
Padmavati row: Group demands strict action against those threatening Deepika Padukone Padmavati row: Group demands strict action against those threatening Deepika Padukone
- November 22, 2017

His co-star Deepika Padukone had ignited a major row recently by asserting that the opposition to the film is a sign that the nation is regressing. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati is in the middle of the controversies. (more...)
Infiniti teases all-new model for LA show, likely QX50 Infiniti teases all-new model for LA show, likely QX50
- November 22, 2017

It's the second time Nissan's luxury arm has previewed its upcoming model, after releasing a brush-stroke silhouette a fortnight ago (below). That class should have the BMW X3 , Mercedes-Benz GLC and Audi Q5 because we're expecting it to be the new Infiniti QX50 SUV . (more...)
Arms scandal: DSS prevents EFCC from arresting ex-DG Arms scandal: DSS prevents EFCC from arresting ex-DG
- November 22, 2017

But the operatives, armed with search and arrest warrants, were turned back by DSS operatives attached to Ekpenyong. The DSS officials simply said they were acting on "orders from above". An attempt by an operative of the EFCC to take photographs nearly led to a shootout. with the DSS operatives cocking their guns. Following their refusal to honour the invitation, officials of the commission stormed the residences of the former heads of the agencies but were prevented from gaining access ... (more...)
Global Professional Coffee Machine Market 2017 - Delonghi, Electrolux, Melitta, Nestle Global Professional Coffee Machine Market 2017 - Delonghi, Electrolux, Melitta, Nestle
- November 22, 2017

Also, the Dental CAD/CAM Milling Machines manufacturers focusing on the development of new Dental CAD/CAM Milling Machines technologies and feedstock. To track and analyze competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, new product developments, and research and developments in the global dental CAM milling machine market . (more...)
PayPal to let users invest in the US PayPal to let users invest in the US
- November 22, 2017

If you have a PayPal account then you can now use it to fund your activities with the interesting micro-investment platform called Acorns. New features are being rolled out to select U.S. "Our strategic partnership with PayPal, supports our shared mission to deliver next generation financial solutions to our customers". The 5-year-old company has 2.4 million accounts, and charges $1 per month to maintain an account. (more...)
Trai Proposes Easing Spectrum Holding Norms; May Help Vodafone-Idea Merger, RCom Trai Proposes Easing Spectrum Holding Norms; May Help Vodafone-Idea Merger, RCom
- November 22, 2017

This cap would instead be replaced with a cap on holding more than 50% of the combined spectrum in the 700-MHz, 800-MHz and 900-MHz band in a given circle. "This (equi-distribution of spectrum) would again risk spectrum remaining unsold in the market as spectrum not wanted by one operator, would be denied to another, who would be constrained because of the spectrum caps", Trai added. (more...)
Cloudy, cool Wednesday ahead for Tri Cloudy, cool Wednesday ahead for Tri
- November 22, 2017

Between one-tenth and one-twentieth inch possible. High near 58. South southwest wind 8 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 22 miles per hour. Saturday , partly sunny, with a high near 56. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Southerly winds around 10 miles per hour. There is a chance of rain in Lake Tahoe Monday and next weekend, but all is sunny and clear for Thanksgiving. (more...)
Blue Whales Like Humans Are Mostly Right-Handed Blue Whales Like Humans Are Mostly Right-Handed
- November 22, 2017

And the left side of the brain is linked with the right eye. Because the left brain predominantly controls the performance of routine actions, it's likely that the right eye provides more direct input to that control center. "The most curious aspect was how so numerous whales exhibited lateralisation to the left when swimming upwards at a steep angle to get prey". "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example where animals show different lateralised behaviours depending on the ... (more...)
Activision Thanksgiving event kicks off EARLY on PS4, Xbox One Activision Thanksgiving event kicks off EARLY on PS4, Xbox One
- November 22, 2017

The mode's launch has been nothing short of rocky, and the area that's supposed to support up to 48 players has been a veritable ghost town, locked to a single player only pretty much ever since the game launch. Following that, on December 8 at 10am PT, the Winter Siege event will start. Also, we have weekly Winter Siege rewards for players that join us throughout the event, and we'll have more to share in the coming weeks. (more...)
Surface Book 2 battery can drain even while charging, Microsoft admits Surface Book 2 battery can drain even while charging, Microsoft admits
- November 22, 2017

However, Surface Book 2 users probably don't expect their battery to drain down while it's plugged in, even while gaming. The Verge concludes that the Surface Book 2 is clearly "not created to be a gaming laptop " and that its power pack portability concessions mean that you can't play games at high resolution and high settings without some form of battery drain or throttling of the graphics card. (more...)
Stuntman taking rocket trip to prove Earth is flat Stuntman taking rocket trip to prove Earth is flat
- November 22, 2017

Hughes has stated that once he lands at the weekend, he intends to announce that he is running for the governorship of California. "If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot", Hughes, who once reassured Ars Technica that he has a high IQ, told the AP . (more...)
Stalybridge Aldi auto park find could be human bones Stalybridge Aldi auto park find could be human bones
- November 22, 2017

It is understood contractors uncovered a "skull and shoulder blade" which they believe are human. The Manchester Evening News reports the site is thought to be a former burial ground once connected to a chapel. Witnesses reported seeing police and council officials at the site on Tuesday afternoon. They claim work stopped abruptly after heavy machinery churned up the old vehicle park behind Melbourne Street. (more...)
Global Event Management Software Market 2017 - Cvent, Etouches, Bizzabo, Eventbrite, Certain, Lanyon Global Event Management Software Market 2017 - Cvent, Etouches, Bizzabo, Eventbrite, Certain, Lanyon
- November 22, 2017

Initially, an in-depth Dinnerwares market scenario covering the growth, development aspect, opportunities as well as risk factors are evaluated in detail. The Calibration Management Software study also incorporates new investment feasibility analysis of Calibration Management Software. Furthermore, the existing and forecast Dinnerwares market scope is analyzed in this report. (more...)
Alleged BlackBerry KEYone successor gets listed on GeekBench Alleged BlackBerry KEYone successor gets listed on GeekBench
- November 22, 2017

The BBF100-1 is speculated as the successor edition of BlackBerry KEYone . The BlackBerry KEYone did pretty well and we are very much looking forward to seeing how Blackberry and TCL will collaborate for the “KEYtwo”. The phone scores 1532 in single core and 4185 in multi-core score. Blackberry, which had taken the world by storm this year when they announced the Blackberry KEYone , may be planning to repeat that act that they pulled off. (more...)
NASA Releases Last Cassini Image Of Saturn And Its Rings NASA Releases Last Cassini Image Of Saturn And Its Rings
- November 22, 2017

Cassini has beamed back so many images and observations, that the science and image processing are sufficient to keep astronomers busy for at least another sixty years. "It was hard to say goodbye, but how lucky we were to be able to see it all through Cassini's eyes!" You can (and definitely should) check out the full-sized high resolution version of the image, and if you feel like learning a little bit about the planet's features and its rings, a handy annotated version of the same image ... (more...)
Amazon Fire Devices Get A Discount For Black Friday Amazon Fire Devices Get A Discount For Black Friday
- November 22, 2017

It's also compatible with Alexa, so you can control your songs and videos and apps with your voice. Prime members also get access to some exclusive Black Friday deals. The term "Black Friday" doesn't really mean anything anymore when deals start at least a week ahead of the event. . Further deals will likely be made available on Black Friday itself, November 24, and throughout the holiday season. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Benchmarks Are Not Manipulated, Claims Report OnePlus 5T Benchmarks Are Not Manipulated, Claims Report
- November 22, 2017

But, a few months ago Android gained a "Vendor Interface" (VI), largely due to a new development effort from Google called Project Treble. The update process becomes so slow that some phones get the previous version of Android after the new version gets released. (more...)
Apple acquired startup company Vrvana for $30M Apple acquired startup company Vrvana for $30M
- November 22, 2017

The Totem holds a number of advantages over these systems, most notably in that it is able to overlay fully opaque, true-color animations on top of the real world rather than the ghost-like projections of other headsets which critically can not display the color black. (more...)
Dev claims EA fired Plants VS Zombies creator for objecting to microtransactions Dev claims EA fired Plants VS Zombies creator for objecting to microtransactions
- November 22, 2017

However, given EA's recent microtransaction missteps, it doesn't seem to be much of a stretch. Essentially, McMillen says that series creator George Fan was sacked from EA after he objected to the publisher's insistence on "pay-to-win" mechanics in the game. (more...)
Thought to be Cut Bloodborne Enemy Found in Chalice Dungeon Thought to be Cut Bloodborne Enemy Found in Chalice Dungeon
- November 22, 2017

As Moros Nyx shows in the video below, in 2014 a Flaming Undead Giant was shown as part of a demonstration of the game's Chalice Dungeons . As one of the PS4's best games, we're sure that fans will continue searching - maybe there's even a hint at that long-awaited sequel we're all gagging for, eh? Thanks to Kotaku for originally reporting on the discovery. (more...)