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UK Gambling Commission's annual report highlights skin gambling for first time UK Gambling Commission's annual report highlights skin gambling for first time
- December 13, 2017

The report says that 11 per cent of 11-16 year-olds have gambled with video game skins, in a brand new section that looks at gambling within video games. Desiring progress in the game, numerous players move on to skin gambling to find stronger weapons. These "skins" can often be sold and turned back into real world money, thus making it a form of unmonitored gambling. (more...)
Ancient NZ Penguin as Big as a Human - Expert Reaction Ancient NZ Penguin as Big as a Human - Expert Reaction
- December 13, 2017

Well, part of the story might be that Zealandia (the continent that New Zealand is part of) started to separate from the supercontinent Gondwana around 80 million years ago. Two other huge pre-historic penguins were previously discovered on the island, but they were slightly smaller than " kumimanu ". After dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by a giant asteroid impact, so did many predatory marine reptiles, and the penguins were quick to seize the opportunity. (more...)
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition coming to Switch this month SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition coming to Switch this month
- December 13, 2017

Just before the year ends, their dropping their strategy title SteamWorld Heist on the Nintendo Switch . Ultimate Edition will be available on the console in North America and Europe. SteamWorld Heist is now available on 3DS, PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U and iOS. As the captain you will board , loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. (more...)
Kirk Douglas' grandson posts attractive picture of his 101st birthday Kirk Douglas' grandson posts attractive picture of his 101st birthday
- December 12, 2017

Kirk's son Joel drove in from the desert and posed for a photo with Michael and Kirk by spelling out 101 with their fingers. Zeta-Jones' posts came in lieu of her presence at Douglas's lunchtime birthday bash, but she definitely didn't miss out on singing her father-in-law a personalized rendition of "Happy Birthday" through FaceTime, according to The Daily Mail . (more...)
Destiny 2: Bungie re-enables access to Achievements without DLC Destiny 2: Bungie re-enables access to Achievements without DLC
- December 12, 2017

Both of those cases require ownership of the expansion, but neither have been received well by the playerbase. Bungie is continuing its run of Destiny 2 bad luck, so much so that it's starting to seem like it's the victim of a witch's curse. (more...)
Tesla (TSLA) Downgraded by Vetr to Strong Sell Tesla (TSLA) Downgraded by Vetr to Strong Sell
- December 12, 2017

Cibc Asset Management Inc increased Tesla Inc ( TSLA ) stake by 10.55% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the third quarter valued at about $106,000. Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSCJ) was raised too. Tesla, Inc . (NASDAQ: TSLA)'s performance this year to date is 53.92%. Therefore 67% are positive. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz announces United Kingdom pricing for new CLS starts at £57510
- December 12, 2017

The package contains the latest in driving assistance technology, as recently launched in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It produces 286 hp and 600 Nm in the 350 d and 340 hp and 700 Nm in the 400 d. The cabin also features the introduction of a standard five-seat arrangement, as opposed to the predecessor's exclusive 2+2. This is made up of a 48-volt inline starter generator. (more...)
Microsoft commits $50 million to its AI for Earth program
- December 12, 2017

Smith said that "while the experts' warnings are dire", Microsoft believes that AI can be "a game changer" in the fight against climate change. Microsoft today pledged $50 million over five years for an initiative to use artificial intelligence to tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues. (more...)
Intel delivers Intel delivers "amazing value" with new Pentium Silver and Celeron processors
- December 12, 2017

Somewhat related to downloading content fast, Intel is introducing a new display technology that will let you enjoy that content under any lighting condition. The processors are said to be highly power efficient and thus the mobile SKUs will afford " great battery life ". And it's pretty much the same story for the Pentium Silver, only the chips comes in just four core guises and offer slightly faster processor and graphics performance, with the desktop chip hitting 2.8GHz. (more...)
You're more likely to die riding a motorbike under the full moon You're more likely to die riding a motorbike under the full moon
- December 12, 2017

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Volvo XC60 Launched In India; Priced At Rs 55.90 Lakh Volvo XC60 Launched In India; Priced At Rs 55.90 Lakh
- December 12, 2017

Visually, the new Volvo XC60 looks a lot more stylish compared to the previous model and borrows a lot of its design cues from the company's flagship SUV, the XC90. It is coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifts. Up to 50% of the total power can be sent to the rear wheels when needed. The SUV gets five driving modes - Eco, Comfort, Off-Road, Dynamic and Individual. (more...)
Cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua' interstellar body to be probed for sign of alien technology Cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua' interstellar body to be probed for sign of alien technology
- December 12, 2017

Breakthrough Listen , the global astronomical program searching for evidence of civilizations beyond Earth, announced that it is now focusing its observational efforts on 'Oumuamua , the mysterious interloper recently spotted moving rapidly through the solar system . (more...)
Bad Company 3 Rumored to be Next Battlefield Game Bad Company 3 Rumored to be Next Battlefield Game
- December 12, 2017

In addition, Electronic Arts has apparently learned from Star Wars Battlefront 2 and will not be focusing that heavily on microtransactions. Even if Battlefield 2018 is indeed Bad Company 3 , there's a lot of things that can change which could make the info inaccurate. (more...)
What Can We Expect After Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB)'s Downgrade By Citigroup?
- December 12, 2017

Jefferies Group reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $119.00 target price on shares of Kimberly Clark in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Jefferies maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ) rating on Tuesday, October 10. Motco has invested 0.38% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ). Financial Architects Inc now owns 2,811 shares of the company's stock valued at $354,000 after buying an additional 23 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Institutional Investors Hate on International Business Machines Corp Crashed
- December 12, 2017

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) has risen 15.57% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC grew its stake in International Business Machines by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ratings analysis reveals 32% of International Business Machines's analysts are positive. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mngmt owns 0.34% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 55,217 shares. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) spotted on TENAA, likely to launch soon Nokia 6 (2018) spotted on TENAA, likely to launch soon
- December 12, 2017

This indicates that the launch in near. Infinity Display is the term Samsung coined for the nearly bezel-less, edge-to-edge display it used for its flagship phones this year, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. In the absence of a front area to accommodate the fingerprint reader, the Finnish company also moved the sensor to the back of the handset. It seems that the new Nokia 6 may ditch the hardware touch buttons which was seen on the original Nokia 6 , instead may come with on-screen keys. (more...)
Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones
- December 12, 2017

Similarly at MWC Shanghai 2017, Vivo demonstrated an under-display fingerprint authentication feature that uses an ultrasonic sensor to create a 3D map of the user's fingerprint. Synaptics has designed and positioned the FS9500 fingerprint sensor at smartphones with so-called Infinity Displays and seeks to address the problem of where and how to mount a biometrics sensor (or even a camera for that matter, but that's a different problem) on smartphones that are moving towards edge to ... (more...)
Atari is shaping its Ataribox via crowdfunding from December 14th Atari is shaping its Ataribox via crowdfunding from December 14th
- December 12, 2017

The company warns that these Early Bird deals will be "extremely limited", and depending on demand, they could sell out fast. First announced three months ago, the Ataribox will run Linux OS with a custom interface. It will also run Linux and come preloaded with "tons of classic Atari retro games ", as well as some current titles that different studios are now developing. (more...)
Can the Snapdragon 845 give VR a shot in the arm?
- December 12, 2017

Talking about standards, it is not the one that the smartphone industry has been accustomed to for a couple of years. One of the more important features is the introduction of foveated rendering and eye tracking, enabling better performance by reducing the GPU rendering load. (more...)
Trump Jr: 'I won't hold my breath for an apology' from CNN Trump Jr: 'I won't hold my breath for an apology' from CNN
- December 12, 2017

The correction undercut the main thrust of CNN's story , which had been seized on by critics of President Trump as evidence of coordination between WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign. Trump asked the crowd. Trump singled out suspended ABC reporter Brian Ross , calling him a "fraudster" and saying he should have been fired because his error caused a dip in the stock market. (more...)
Tasmanian tigers were in poor genetic health, study finds
- December 12, 2017

Some genetic studies claimed thylacines were closest to Dasyuridae, the family that includes Tasmanian devils; others suggested numbats were closer relatives. He said problems with genetic diversity could be traced back as far as 70,000 years ago, when the population is thought to have suffered due to a climatic event. (more...)
Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt
- December 12, 2017

The forecast says maximum upper-level winds will be from the west at 120 knots at 35,000 feet on Tuesday and 135 knots near 40,000 feet on Wednesday. But following a 10-month, $50 million upgrade, the 1960s-era launch pad is scheduled to enter service again tomorrow , in much better shape than it's been since the rocket company leased it from the Air Force a decade ago. (more...)
Selfissimo! on the App Store - iTunes Selfissimo! on the App Store - iTunes
- December 12, 2017

Just load the video into the app, wait a few seconds, and Google will throw out a comic strip with stylized effects. The trio of apps consist of Storyboard , Selfissimo , and Scrubbies . Google claims that there are approximately 1.6 trillion permutations and combinations. This app experiment is available for both Android and iOS , and it works by automating the self-taking process. (more...)
Geminids Meteor Shower 2017 in India: Best Places to Watch the Spectacle Geminids Meteor Shower 2017 in India: Best Places to Watch the Spectacle
- December 12, 2017

If you love stargazing, tonight is a can't-miss - the best meteor shower of the year is set to brighten Mississauga's skies very soon! If you didn't know or maybe just forgot, it's time to make plans to get to a dark sky area for a once a year celestial show that many astronomers call the best meteor shower of the year. (more...)
'They all stink,' Apple marketing chief knocks Android's alternatives to Face ID 'They all stink,' Apple marketing chief knocks Android's alternatives to Face ID
- December 12, 2017

Some even point out at the face matching feature prevalent in Android since ICS 4.0 days. We've had face unlock on Android for years, and Microsoft unveiled its own face recognition system for Windows computers. But the TrueDepth camera is likely coming to other Apple products in the near future, including iPads and MacBooks. While it's hard to say whether all face-scanners "stink" aside from Face ID, Apple's technology uses 3D scanning, which means it can analyze the contours and depth of a ... (more...)
YouTube Xbox One app is getting 4K video support YouTube Xbox One app is getting 4K video support
- December 12, 2017

The Xbox One S launched with 4K Blue-ray support a year ago, but now that the YouTube app has been updated, it brings the Xbox one step closer to having a fully-rounded 4K experience throughout many different apps, games, and movies. For the full $70 off, you would need to purchase the Xbox One S 1TB Console - Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle, while the rest of the bundles will give you $50 off. (more...)
Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programed' Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programed'
- December 12, 2017

That's a concern Palihapitiya echoed at his Stanford talk. He said he didn't want to be programmed himself, emphasizing he "doesn't use this shit" and his kids are not allowed to use "this shit" either-also recommending that everyone take a "hard break" from social media. (more...)
Trump to send USA astronauts 'back to the moon' Trump to send USA astronauts 'back to the moon'
- December 11, 2017

Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement that the new policy reflects recommendations from the National Space Council , a White House advisory panel Trump appointed earlier in the year. "For almost 25 years, our government's commitment seems to have not matched the spirit of the American people", he said. 45 years ago, nearly to the minute, Jack became one of the last Americans to land on the Moon. (more...)
Anheuser-Busch Orders Fleet Of Tesla Electric Trucks Anheuser-Busch Orders Fleet Of Tesla Electric Trucks
- December 11, 2017

The firm bought 20,910 shares of the consumer goods maker's stock, valued at approximately $2,495,000. $124.86's average target is 11.80% above currents $111.68 stock price. Anheuser-Busch Inbev reported earnings per share of $0.43 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 193%. (more...)
Early human migration from Africa started earlier than scientists thought Early human migration from Africa started earlier than scientists thought
- December 11, 2017

So while there may have been a large migration wave 60,000 years ago, it wasn't the first time mankind had ventured out of Africa. Homo sapiens specimens dated between 70,000 to 120,000 years old were found in China and southeast Asia, and some even as far as Australia recorded to 60,000 years ago. (more...)