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Instagram is Now Letting Testers Early-Access Features with New Alpha Program Instagram is Now Letting Testers Early-Access Features with New Alpha Program
- December 21, 2017

Also, the report claims, that the test features available on the Alpha program may not even make it to the next step, let alone be available to the wider public. Users can opt out of Instagram's testing program at any given time. Apparently, the program is not something completely new. Though Instagram hasn't yet officially announced the launch of the program, a spokesperson has mentioned that the beta and alpha programs would be utilized to collect broader feedback from the community. (more...)
Apple will put an EKG reader on Apple Watch (I doubt it) Apple will put an EKG reader on Apple Watch (I doubt it)
- December 21, 2017

While the current Apple Watch has a basic heart monitor, Apple wants to use advanced sensors to predict future afflictions instead of simply collecting historical data about the body. The Watch would then send a current to the wearer's heart and check for any abnormalities, sources told Bloomberg . In his case, he still needed to go to the ER and have an EKG performed before buying the third-party EKG band. (more...)
Blizzard Is Working On A New FPS Title
- December 21, 2017

Blizzard appears to be working on an unannounced first-person project that involves vehicles. Ideally the candidate should have experience not only with cars but also with other game systems such as physics, animation and camera. The project is unannounced so could be in the very early stages of development. Then again, fans might be given some teases as to what's on the way when the company's annual BlizzCon event rolls around in November of next year. (more...)
'Starwars' And 'Password' Among Worst Passwords Of 2017, Study Says 'Starwars' And 'Password' Among Worst Passwords Of 2017, Study Says
- December 21, 2017

If your password made this list, you should think about changing it. A statement released by SplashData on Tuesday said the list is based on more than 5 million leaked passwords , according to CBS Boston . 1 cause of company data breaches. Other easily guessed codes included trendy pop-culture references like "starwars" and "dragon". "Unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the Star Wars franchise, "starwars" is a unsafe password to use", said Morgan ... (more...)
Burlington Stores, Inc. (BURL) Just Reaches 52-Week High?
- December 21, 2017

The stock is trading for about -15.56% less than its 52-week high . (NYSE:BURL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Burlington Stores (BURL) Q3 Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss" published on November 22, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com's news article titled: " Burlington Stores, Inc ". (more...)
Today ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares
- December 21, 2017

Among active positions in the latest quarter, 194 holders increased their positions by a total of 42.27 million shares, 177 holders decreased the positions by a total of 33.72 million shares, and 47 holders held their positions. Therefore 60% are positive. Among analysts who offered their Analysis on ON Semiconductor Corp. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. $21.09's average target is 1.39% above currents $20.8 stock price. (more...)
Roche gains regular approval for Perjeta combo in breast cancer
- December 21, 2017

In 2013, the FDA granted accelerated approval to pertuzumab as neoadjuvant treatment. Patients were randomized to receive treatment with pertuzumab or placebo plus adjuvant trastuzumab and chemotherapy. Results were also analyzed for high-risk patient groups: lymph node-positive (HR, 0.77; 95% CI, 0.62-0.96); hormone receptor-negative (HR, 0.76; 95% CI, 0.56-1.04); hormone receptor-positive, (HR, 0.86; 95% CI, 0.66-1.13); and lymph node-negative (HR, 1.13; 95% CI, 0.68-1.86). (more...)
Facebook Users Can Now Upload Songs In Videos Facebook Users Can Now Upload Songs In Videos
- December 21, 2017

But the bigger picture is just as fascinating: "a foundation for a strategic partnership roadmap that will deliver new music-based experiences online", as the pair describe it. We have more questions, of course. The other major record companies are nearing similar deals, sources tell Billboard . What sort of advance payment was involved here, given Bloomberg's claim in September that Facebook had set aside "hundreds of millions" for its initial licensing deals? This deal is a step in ... (more...)
Revo-loo-tionary tissue: Panda poop turned into luxury paper in China Revo-loo-tionary tissue: Panda poop turned into luxury paper in China
- December 21, 2017

He added that the pandas can also generate around 50kg of bamboo residue per day when they eat, and "turning this into tissue offers a ideal solution for us to deal with [the] waste". The company's president Yang Chaolin told the newspaper that in the process of digesting the bamboo, the pandas would have stripped out the fructose and extracted the fibres from the plant - an essential step in paper production. (more...)
PNC Bank Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Fortis Advisors
- December 21, 2017

Chubb Limited (CB) ended its previous trading session at $147.96 with the Loss of -0.51%. Wright Invsts reported 13,988 shares. (NYSE: PNC ) has risen 35.14% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:PNC) on Tuesday, September 26 to "Hold" rating. Laffer Investments sold 1,455 shares as Pnc Financial Services Group Inc (PNC)'s stock declined 6.38%. (more...)
Facebook changing how it identifies 'fake news' stories Facebook changing how it identifies 'fake news' stories
- December 21, 2017

Nearly exactly a year ago Facebook announced that it would enable people to flag fake news articles so that third-party fact checkers could evaluate their veracity and, if considered false, flag them as " Disputed ". However, it said research suggested the "red flag" approach actually "entrenched deeply held beliefs". Instead of displaying a warning icon in the news feed , it will instead "surface fact-checked articles" and display them next to disputed stories. (more...)
Your Apple HomeKit devices were open to hackers, report says Your Apple HomeKit devices were open to hackers, report says
- December 21, 2017

In a post on Medium (via Engadget ), the developer explains: "With those unique identifiers, remote attacker can ask HomeKit to do nearly anything". Those message mishandling issues were discovered back in late October, and was disclosed to Apple's product security team the next day I found it (Oct 28). (more...)
Scientists find 'rock' solid reason why water disappeared on Mars Scientists find 'rock' solid reason why water disappeared on Mars
- December 21, 2017

The water on Mars was also said to have been trapped as ice underneath the planet's surface and carried off by intense solar winds. By contrast, Earth's oceans hold about 1.3 billion cubic kilometres. In his interview with Gizmodo , Wade said that he's especially interested in what the results his team came up with means for our future here on Earth. (more...)
Hero MotoCorp unveils three new motorcycles for the Indian market Hero MotoCorp unveils three new motorcycles for the Indian market
- December 21, 2017

With these, the company is aiming to further augment its market leadership in the segment. These new motorcycles come with bold styling and more power while still retaining their product DNA and will surely be appreciated by customers. Hero says that the Passion XPro is targeted towards the youth, so the company has included features like sharper fuel tank, tank shrouds, stylish rear cowl, dual tone mirrors, and LED taillamps. (more...)
New Delhi tests anti-smog gun to combat air pollution
- December 21, 2017

The scheme, based on the last digit of the vehicle's registration number of vehicles, was implemented twice in 2016 - from January 1-15 and April 15-30. The speed of winds has also reduced significantly. The AQI of Ghaziabad was 500, on a scale of 0 to 500. On Wednesday, the data from Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) showed no change in the major pollutant PM2.5 and PM10, or particles in the air with diameter less than 2.5 and 10 micrometers, though the manufacturers claim that the ... (more...)
Toyota for 7 years will move to electrics and hybrids Toyota for 7 years will move to electrics and hybrids
- December 21, 2017

Five years before that, every Toyota and Lexus model around the world - even the company's trucks and SUVs - will be available in an electric or hybrid version. Toyota adds that they aim to focus on the development of a social infrastructure conducive to the widespread adoption of electrified vehicles. Currently Toyota has partnerships with Suzuki and Mazda to develop electric vehicle technology, and with Panasonic for developing batteries. (more...)
How Does Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Stack Up Right Now? How Does Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Stack Up Right Now?
- December 21, 2017

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. For the current quarter, 20 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-3.05/share. Therefore 76% are positive. Jbf Capital Inc increased Put/Tsla @ 200 Exp 01/18/2019 (Put) ( TSLA ) stake by 691.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. A number of analysts have weighed in on TSLA shares. (more...)
Winter officially begins at 10:28 am today Winter officially begins at 10:28 am today
- December 21, 2017

The meteorological beginning of winter is December 1. At the solstices, both the winter and summer, the Earth actually takes slightly longer than 24 hours to make a complete rotation (a single day). The solstice always falls between the 19th and 22nd of December. Christians worldwide celebrate Christmas on December 25, and she said historians believe that specific date was chosen to offset pagan celebrations. (more...)
Global Smart Wallet Market: Cashew, Eskter and Walli Global Smart Wallet Market: Cashew, Eskter and Walli
- December 21, 2017

With over 40% of the market , the segment continues to be one of the most lucrative segment in the global smart water bottle market . The industry analysis have also been done to examine the impact of various factors and understand the overall attractiveness of the industry. (more...)
Astrophysicists solve mystery linked to neutron star merger Astrophysicists solve mystery linked to neutron star merger
- December 21, 2017

NCRA scientist Poonam Chandra said, "It was for the first time that both gravitational and electromagnetic waves were simultaneously detected". After these waves, scientists observed gamma-ray, x-ray and light flooding from the stars. A proposal of one of the jets pointing slightly away from Earth also explained the fact that radio and X-ray emissions were observed with a slight delay following the collision. (more...)
The first 5G spec has been approved The first 5G spec has been approved
- December 21, 2017

According to the 3GPP, it will release the standards it's ratified this week. The upcoming networks will be far better than current 4G LTE networks and will offer a reasonable cost to the wireless carrier. While the world continues to adjust to 4G technology, the communications industry is pushing forward with the next latest-and-greatest development: 5G networking. (more...)
Microsoft removes Google's Chrome installer from the Windows Store Microsoft removes Google's Chrome installer from the Windows Store
- December 21, 2017

Well, just a couple hours later, it seems that Microsoft spotted the troll, and it's pulled the Google Chrome app from the Windows Store. The full browser is not available for download from the Microsoft Store, spoiling things for Windows 10 S users who are limited to just the Microsoft Store for app installations. (more...)
Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) Shares Bought by KBC Group NV Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) Shares Bought by KBC Group NV
- December 21, 2017

Price T Rowe Group Inc now has $24.99B valuation. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $13.83. 1,174,400 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,675,675. Associated Banc reported 70,710 shares. London Of Virginia reported 0.18% of its portfolio in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROW) for 110,700 shares. (more...)
Nokia Corp (NOK): Stock to Follow
- December 21, 2017

A number of equities research analysts have commented on NOK shares. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical ... (more...)
Apple Watch shipments said to more than double by 2021 Apple Watch shipments said to more than double by 2021
- December 21, 2017

The research firm said it estimates Apple shipped 31.6 million Apple Watches in 2017, and that it will ship more than twice that - 71.5 million units - by 2021. The emerging category of sensor-laden Clothing, led mainly by step-counting shoes, will be a distant fourth as numerous features will be copies of wristbands and watches. (more...)
FAA names seven nuclear research labs as no-drone zones
- December 20, 2017

Similar airspace restrictions are now in effect for military bases and Department of Interior facilities. The latest move comes as consumers snap up the small, relatively low-priced vehicles. If you're keeping an eye on where you can fly your machine, take note that the list will just likely keep on growing: According to the FAA's announcement, it's now considering more "no-drone zone" requests from federal security agencies. (more...)
NASA's New Frontier Mission will search for alien life NASA's New Frontier Mission will search for alien life
- December 20, 2017

The second mission, spearheaded by Elizabeth Turtle at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, is called Dragonfly . The other option, CAESAR, a rendering of which is shown below, would fly back to a comet that the European Space Agency first explored in 2004 with its Rosetta mission. (more...)
Exploding stars are influencing our weather, scientists find Exploding stars are influencing our weather, scientists find
- December 20, 2017

When the ionization in the atmosphere changes, the number of cloud condensation nuclei changes affecting the properties of clouds. As more clouds form, the climate cools, which can have a major impact on the long-term weather. The researchers claimed the discovery helped fill in a mysterious gap in our knowledge of our climate and may help to explain unusual periods of warmth and cold during the past 2,000 years. (more...)
Nvidia Graphics Driver 388.71: PUBG Game Ready support
- December 20, 2017

Now, PUBG is exiting Early Access with a new desert map, a new, game-changing vaulting mechanic, new guns, new vehicles, a replay system, a death cam, tweaks to the original Erangel map, and a whole load of optimization. [YouTube]: Flickering may occur when playing videos in full-screen mode. [SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. (more...)
First pictures of Falcon Heavy First pictures of Falcon Heavy
- December 20, 2017

But development was delayed by a variety of factors, including work to recover from two Falcon 9 failures, one in flight and one during a pre-launch test, and work to convert pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for use by SpaceX. "Starting to look more and more like a launch pad!" The payload for this launch, according to a previous tweet from Musk, will be his own "midnight cherry" Tesla Roadster. (more...)