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Google's parent company chairman announces resignation Google's parent company chairman announces resignation
- December 23, 2017

Schmidt will remain in place until the next general meeting on 18 January, though his new position will be as a technical advisor to the company while continuing to serve on its board. Though the company's founders are still heavily involved with operations, the tech giant will need a new chairman that can help guide Alphabet through intricate regulatory challenges. (more...)
Watch Chloe Kohanski and Billy Idol Crush 'White Wedding' on 'Voice' Finale Watch Chloe Kohanski and Billy Idol Crush 'White Wedding' on 'Voice' Finale
- December 23, 2017

I've got people telling me their lives have been changed in a small way because of something I did, that's insane. Kohanski is a native of the suburb Mt. She explained how she thanked him after her victory: "I owe everything to him making it to the live [shows], I said that to him last night, 'I wouldn't even be there if it wasn't for you". (more...)
Customers sue Apple for intentionally slowing down old iPhone models
- December 23, 2017

The company's admission, made in a statement to media, comes two days after John Poole, founder of the computer-performance testing group Geekbench , wrote a blog post illustrating how iPhone computing performance slows as battery health declines on iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 devices. (more...)
Recent Analysts Ratings Ross Stores Inc. (ROST)
- December 23, 2017

It has underperformed by 4.67% the S&P500. Therefore 92% are positive. The first line is called the %K line, which analyzes the actual price movements in the shares and can be defined as: %K = (Current Close - Lowest Low)/(Highest High - Lowest Low) * 100. (more...)
Xbox Game Pass January Update Includes NBA Playgrounds, DMC 4 and Bayonetta Xbox Game Pass January Update Includes NBA Playgrounds, DMC 4 and Bayonetta
- December 23, 2017

You can see that this is indeed exciting news for the console players as this can bridge the play gap between many cross platform games and perhaps allow for Xbox One and MIcrosoft Windows cross play to become a reality without the unfair advantage being a major barrier! A little bit unique to this deal is the fact that there will be a special sale every day until the new year. (more...)
The Witcher 3 PC won't be getting HDR support anytime soon The Witcher 3 PC won't be getting HDR support anytime soon
- December 23, 2017

It appears as the gaming title will now be able to truly utilize the power that Xbox One X has to offer. One of them, called 4K Mode, claims to deliver "stable 30 fps gameplay" while at the same time running the game at native 4K resolution, with the appropriate texture detail and graphics enhancements. (more...)
Apollo Global Management (APO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
- December 22, 2017

Shares of Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO ) traded down 0.15% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $27.05. More interesting news about Apollo Global Management , LLC (NYSE:APO) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Implied Volatility Surging for Apollo Global Management (APO) Stock Options" published on November 24, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com's news article titled: "Glencore, Apollo Bid for Rio Tinto's $1.5 Billion Coal Assets" with publication date: December 20, 2017. (more...)
RZ Piscium: Strange Star Smashes and Eats Its Own Planets
- December 22, 2017

This implies enormous quantities of dust. Even though RZ Piscium is relatively young, it should long ago have aged out of its planet-forming phase. But the evidence was far from clear. Based on the amount of lithium in the star's surface, and given the surface temperature of about 5,330 degrees Celsius (9,600 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a bit cooler than the sun's surface), its age was estimated to be between 30 million and 50 million years. (more...)
John Hennessey Is Back With The World's Fastest Christmas Tree Speed Run John Hennessey Is Back With The World's Fastest Christmas Tree Speed Run
- December 22, 2017

In a new video, John Hennessey introduces us to a festive red Hellcat Widebody tasked with carrying out the mission. The tree is attached to a SeaSucker roof rack and that is one seriously grippy rack. It also gets the Demon's front splitter, but retains the Power-bulge aluminum hood and rear spoiler from the standard Hellcat. The auto in question is a red, Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody , powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 that generates around 700-horsepower. (more...)
Moto Z2 Force on Verizon Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Upgrade Moto Z2 Force on Verizon Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Upgrade
- December 22, 2017

Other devices to get a discount include Moto M (Rs. 2,000 off), Moto E4 (Rs. 500 off), and Moto C (Rs. 500 off). The Moto G5 is available at a price of Rs. 2,000 and is now available for Rs. 13,999. The Moto G5 and G5S differ primarily in terms of camera setup. Amazon downed the price of the M 4G from Rs 15,999 to Rs 13,999. (more...)
Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL prices dropped with limited period discounts Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL prices dropped with limited period discounts
- December 22, 2017

So, Google is offering a discount of Rs 11,001 on both the smartphones. Including the cashback, the Pixel 2 64GB is available at Rs. 41,999 (MRP Rs. Google hasn't officially addressed the issue yet. So far the only consistent fix that has been reported is an RMA, though many who have made such exchanges claim the issue is present at different levels on replacement devices. (more...)
Catherine: Full Body's First Trailer May Raise an Eyebrow or Two Catherine: Full Body's First Trailer May Raise an Eyebrow or Two
- December 22, 2017

The trailer is in Japanese, so it's hard for my English eyes to work out exactly what's going on, but needless to say it seems our hero Vincent Brooks finds himself in a couple of compromising situations with the new girl. Catherine : Full Body is a remaster/remake (hard to exactly identify it since the graphics haven't been massively changed, but sizable new elements have been added) of Atlus' 2011 cult classic for PS3 and Xbox 360 Catherine . (more...)
Snakes at risk from 'fungal disease' Snakes at risk from 'fungal disease'
- December 22, 2017

Small bumps and crack start forming in the infected area which slowly becomes lesions. For instance, the snakes with the infection tend to molt rapidly and bask for longer periods, resulting in starvation, predation, and prolonged exposure. (more...)
Plans Offering 1GB Daily 4G Data & Unlimited Calling Compared! Plans Offering 1GB Daily 4G Data & Unlimited Calling Compared!
- December 22, 2017

At a time the telecom industry is witnessing high competition in terms of calling and mobile data tariffs, Reliance Jio offers 14 recharge packs priced from Rs 19 and Rs 9,999 to its customers. The Rs 199 plan offers unlimited 1.2GB 4G data benefits every day, free voice calls, unlimited SMS and subscription to Premium Jio Apps for all Jio Prime Members for 28 days. (more...)
Winter solstice marks shortest day, longest night of year Winter solstice marks shortest day, longest night of year
- December 22, 2017

This year, that moment will occur at 16:28 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). More than a million people flock to Stonehenge every year, with thousands attending ceremonies to mark the solstices in summer and winter. The celebration of the winter solstice in Norse, Celtic, Welsh, Icelandic cultures and for first nation peoples in modern day Canada, was not a gloomy affair. (more...)
Loapi Android malware mines cryptocurrency and damages phones Loapi Android malware mines cryptocurrency and damages phones
- December 22, 2017

Trojan .AndroidOS.Loapi is said to be hidden inside apps distributed via third-party markets, browser ads and more. The software is not just hellbent on taking over phones and annoying users as much as possible, it is also a nuisance to get rid of. (more...)
Eastern Bank Stake In Amazon.Com INC (AMZN) Was Upped
- December 22, 2017

About 62,646 shares traded or 103.02% up from the average. It is down 18.33% since December 22, 2016 and is downtrending. King Wealth Management Group Llc increased its stake in Amazon Com Inc ( AMZN ) by 23.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Star Trek Bridge Crew no longer needs a VR headset
- December 22, 2017

We've asked Ubisoft if an Xbox One release is now planned, given the news. Let us know in the comment section below if you plan on jumping back into Star Trek: Bridge Crew with no VR! The social game was previously only available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but a new update has brought support to Windows Mixed Reality , and also PCs without VR support, vastly expanding the number of players who can take part. (more...)
YouTube Adds Vertical Video Support
- December 22, 2017

These incorporate recordings that are square-molded and in other perspective proportions like 16:9 and 4:9. The authority YouTube Twitter handle tweeted , on Tuesday, that the element has begun taking off for iOS. Right now, whenever you watch a vertical video, YouTube will try to make it a horizontal video by putting black bars on both sides of the video. If you tap on the full-screen icon located on the bottom right corner, the video will fill up your device's display in vertical orientation. (more...)
Universal Music signs first major licensing deal with Facebook
- December 22, 2017

Universal Music Group ( UMG ) will be the first major music firm to allow users to post and share music from its catalogue on the social media platform. At its simplest, the deal means that if they upload videos to Facebook and Instagram that include music from artists signed to Universal's labels (or songwriters signed to its publishing division), there will be royalties paid to those creators. (more...)
Coyle, New Stage And Three New ARMS Coyle, New Stage And Three New ARMS
- December 22, 2017

Her plans for this research are not necessarily nefarious. Were she to win the Arms Grand Prix, her hard work will not have gone to waste. Along with her, the new update adds three new Arms in the Lockjaw, Parabola and the Brrchuck, and a new stage called [NAME REDACTED] that's not us censoring ourselves, that's the actual name. (more...)
Skull-Shaped Halloween Asteroid Returning To Haunt Earth In 2018 Skull-Shaped Halloween Asteroid Returning To Haunt Earth In 2018
- December 22, 2017

The results have been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. As per recorded data, the asteroid measures between 625 and 700 meters that crosses space, using the Pan-STARRS telescope. Calling it an Apollo-type near-Earth asteroid , Astrophysicist Pablo Santos-Sanz from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) revealed the techniques they used to capture the object. (more...)
Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC Trimmed Blackrock INC (BLK) Holding by $3.61 Million
- December 22, 2017

The stock decreased 0.25% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $514.55. 294,600 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 524,964. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd invested in 1,229 shares. Washington Tru Retail Bank has invested 0.03% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Garland Capital Management reported 2.71% in BlackRock, Inc. (more...)
We might see the Snapdragon 845 in Chromebooks We might see the Snapdragon 845 in Chromebooks
- December 22, 2017

Notebooks touting a Snapdragon 835 will be officially released in 2018, adding a new category in the competitive PC market. So far, only Xiaomi has confirmed that their Mi 7 device will launch with Qualcomm's latest SoC, though it's likely the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature it as well. (more...)
Arms version 5.0 update launches December 21, adds new fighter
- December 22, 2017

Nintendo has been steadily increase the number of playable characters in the game, and Dr. Coyle is the latest one. Lokjaw, Parabola and Brrchuk options are now available. New stage [NAME REDACTED] added. You will also get to smack opponents around in a lab. For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual. (more...)
Motorola opens first MotoHub store in South India in Hyderabad Motorola opens first MotoHub store in South India in Hyderabad
- December 22, 2017

While now the offline-online market share for smartphone in India is two-third and one-third respectively, but for Motorola it is vice-versa. Vandanalu Hyderabad! Truly loved the warm welcome. And, if you want, you can also instantly buy those products right from Moto Hubs - be it a smartphone, a Moto Mod , or an accessory. Motorola now has 17 standalone Moto Hubs that operate in malls and plans to set up 50 such hubs in top eight metros. (more...)
US Blames North Korea for Global Cyber Attack US Blames North Korea for Global Cyber Attack
- December 22, 2017

He also told reporters that the U.S.is leading the effort to improve cyber security. "North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious". The software locked users' computer systems and demanded ransoms in Bitcoin, generating an embarrassingly small amount of actual cryptocurrency ransom but leaving a digital paper trail a mile wide. (more...)
Huawei Is Latest To Sign Smartphone Patent Deal With Nokia Huawei Is Latest To Sign Smartphone Patent Deal With Nokia
- December 22, 2017

While details of the agreement were not disclosed, Nokia claimed it would begin to see a positive financial impact from the deal in its fourth-quarter results. An analyst speculates that Huawei's payments may be around €100 million per year. Nokia is now taking home more than 90 percent of its revenue from telecoms network equipment, but the licensing payments are highly profitable. (more...)
Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Chairman of Google Parent Company Eric Schmidt Stepping Down as Chairman of Google Parent Company
- December 22, 2017

In the Alphabet announcement on the subject, the company suggested they anticipate their Board will appoint "a non-executive chairman". The company, now the second-largest in the world by market value, has since re-organized into the broader Alphabet holding company, and Schmidt has spent more time representing Google externally and working on his philanthropy. (more...)
Steam's Winter Sale goes live with oodles of big PC game deals Steam's Winter Sale goes live with oodles of big PC game deals
- December 21, 2017

Nowadays, it feels like Steam doesn't go more than a month without running some sort of major sale. Today's featured deals include 75 percent off the massively multiplayer space adventure title Elite Dangerous , bringing it down to just $7.49; 90 percent off puzzle-platformer Portal 2 (now just $1.99); and half off the first-person shooter Prey (now $19.99). (more...)