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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Renders Show off Details of Upcoming Flagship Samsung Galaxy S9+ Renders Show off Details of Upcoming Flagship
- December 15, 2017

Around an hour ago, we talked about the renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9 that leaked online. Earlier (Nov 23): The South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to reveal the next Galaxy S-series smartphones earlier than usual. Samsung is also improving Iris scanner and facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S9 series on par with Apple iPhone X's FaceID feature. The LED flashlight and heart rate sensor are still retained but it is now positioned on the right side of the camera ... (more...)
Microsoft announces general availability of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding Microsoft announces general availability of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding
- December 15, 2017

At the event, Anant shared that 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange-listed companies are now using Microsoft cloud to drive their digital transformation. Similarly, top auto players like Tata Motors and Hero Motocorp also use its services, he said. On the Government front, Microsoft said it works with the Union government and 29 states. (more...)
Dalai Lama has his own iPhone app now Dalai Lama has his own iPhone app now
- December 15, 2017

The app, launched merely 2 days ago, has quickly gained popularity amongst his followers with a sharp increase in downloads. His free app, now only available on iPhone, will hold news, videos, photos, and information. The Dalai Lama has authored and co-authored a total of 112 books. Dalai Lama has been in exile for six decades now, and has been recognised as one of the world's leading religious figures who has consistently preached non-violence and tolerance of other faiths. (more...)
Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month
- December 15, 2017

Facebook's News Feed, which comprises posts from friends and businesses, is the first thing its 2.1 billion users see when they open the mobile app or go to the website, making it valuable online real estate. There are some original shows on Watch, like video versions of the popular Humans of NY account. Though Facebook's revenue is growing, and the number of users is still rising, the company is struggling to keep people engaged for longer time on the site, and it thinks this problem can ... (more...)
Cheetah Mobile launcher now incorporates Microsoft's Cortana Cheetah Mobile launcher now incorporates Microsoft's Cortana
- December 15, 2017

Cortana also offers cross-device compatibility. The addition gives CM Launcher voice control it didn't have before, whether it's making calls, reading the news or searching the web. Cheetah Mobile, the leading Chinese mobile Internet firm has launched some popular apps and CM is one of them. American users of voice-activated assistants were expected to double in 2017 to 35.6 million, according to an eMarketer estimate , with Amazon Echo and Google Home leading the market. (more...)
Amazon extends olive branch towards Google, plans to stock Chromecast Amazon extends olive branch towards Google, plans to stock Chromecast
- December 15, 2017

The Google Chromecast listing on Amazon.com on Thursday. Amazon has Prime Video and its own Fire TV sticks, while Google has the Chromecast line and YouTube. CNET first reported the return of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices to Amazon's platform. It looks like Amazon has made a decision to blink in its ongoing cold war against Google. (more...)
Hitman's First Episode Becomes Free for Limited Time Tomorrow Hitman's First Episode Becomes Free for Limited Time Tomorrow
- December 15, 2017

Hitman is free to play and download on all platforms, Xbox One, PS4 and PC for 3 weeks, from tomorrow, December 15, until the first week of January 2018 and once you downloaded, it's all yours. Today, IoI Interactive - the creative geniuses behind the Hitman franchise - took to the official company blog to announce a Hitman Holiday Special just in time for the season. (more...)
Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Shares Bought by Whittier Trust Co
- December 15, 2017

It has outperformed by 27.22% the S&P500. The legal version of this report can be read at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/12/15/douglas-lane-associates-llc-sells-6725-shares-of-mondelez-international-inc-mdlz.html. Tocqueville Asset Management Lp, which manages about $12.62B and $8.34 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Citigroup Cap Xi 7.875 Pfd Du by 70,740 shares to 110,597 shares, valued at $2.87 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. (more...)
A Technical Perspective on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)
- December 15, 2017

MD boosted its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited by 102.1% in the third quarter. During the last month, the stock has changed -0.09% and performed 1.80% over the last 6 months. Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability holds 0.29% or 300,838 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:BIIB). Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 0% or 1,622 shares. Qualcomm Inc De reported 70.51% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). (more...)
Pandora Introduces New Free Premium Trial Session Pandora Introduces New Free Premium Trial Session
- December 15, 2017

No advertisements will play during your listening session, but if you search for something else and leave what you're now jamming out to, you'll need to watch another 15-second ad before proceeding. "For advertisers, it offers new ways for brands to build trust and create value for their audience". While the rep declined to reveal how long the free session will last, a source says the window of time will be long enough for listeners to sample several forms of content (songs, albums, ... (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Announces New Publishing Label Private Division Take-Two Interactive Announces New Publishing Label Private Division
- December 15, 2017

Take-Two Interactive has announced its high-end indie label, Private Division that aims to start publishing games after the first quarter of 2019. The new publishing label headquarters is stationed in NY and will bring titles from "top independent developers" to market. (more...)
Party chat support rolls out to the Xbox beta app for Android Party chat support rolls out to the Xbox beta app for Android
- December 15, 2017

When opening the new app, you'll see an introductory video showing you all the new features now available on mobile. That's why Microsoft is bringing a new feature, now in beta, to your smartphone. Microsoft's streaming service Mixer is (slowly but surely) coming for Amazon's Twitch and Google YouTube Gaming on every platform. Mixer has opted for a new tab-based navigation that makes it easy to go around the primary sections of the app like Trending, Following, and Profile. (more...)
Ataribox pre-order launch delayed at the last minute Ataribox pre-order launch delayed at the last minute
- December 15, 2017

Atari sent out e-mails to those interested in its new console saying it would not be taking pre-orders as originally planned. When asked why, the company noted, "The countdown to the Ataribox launch on Indiegogo has been officially paused". (more...)
Wolfenstein 2 DLC Wolfenstein 2 DLC "The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe" Now Available
- December 15, 2017

Following Episode Zero , which was available for anyone who preordered Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or purchased the season pass, this episode puts you in the shoes of Joseph Stallion, a former professional quarterback who's playing soccer for the Nazis. (more...)
FCC Commissioner Resorts to Trolling Ajit Pai Because All Is Lost FCC Commissioner Resorts to Trolling Ajit Pai Because All Is Lost
- December 15, 2017

But we must also face facts: The Federal Communications Commission's Republican majority will nearly certainly eliminate federal net neutrality rules this week, regardless of what the American people have to say on the matter . "The internet usage we always have is a free and open internet". That's coming to vote this Thursday. Pai's approach essentially lets ISPs pick and choose which net neutrality guidelines, if any, they want to follow. (more...)
Destiny 2 - How to Get Masterwork Weapons
- December 14, 2017

More importantly, they give players something else to chase, and thus a reason to keep coming back to the action. Masterworks are an alternate version of existing weapons and any Legendary weapon can have a Masterworks version. Outside of basic stat tracking and the generation of orbs, there is no inherent benefit to picking one over the other. Legendary and Exotic engrams have been adjusted down for public events and up for Strikes and Crucible matches, a change that probably won't ... (more...)
Snap launches Lens Studio, enabling public to create their own AR experiences Snap launches Lens Studio, enabling public to create their own AR experiences
- December 14, 2017

The photo-sharing app said the aim of the new Lens Studio app is to "make creating AR experiences easier for everyone". According to Snap, Lenses can be created in as little as a few days by working with Lens Studio Partners or directly in the studio, and will be targetable with almost all the parameters available to Snap Ads, including age, gender, interest categories, device, custom audiences and third-party segments. (more...)
UK ISP creates 3.5 Mbps broadband internet connection using wet string UK ISP creates 3.5 Mbps broadband internet connection using wet string
- December 14, 2017

An experiment that created a 3.5 Mbps broadband internet connection won't sound very impressive to most of us, especially since the average download speed in the United States is about 75 megabits per second. Kennard showed how he used a 2-metre piece of string, which was dipped in salt water, to build an ADSL connection. An asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) is used by almost half of premises in the UK. (more...)
Apple Backs FaceID With $390M Production Boost Apple Backs FaceID With $390M Production Boost
- December 14, 2017

Apple has announced plans to give $US390 million, or £292 million, to Finisar , a company that helps build chips that enable proximity and depth sensing on products such as the iPhone X and AirPods . Finisar expects the Sherman facility to begin shipping new VCSELs by the second half of 2018. Finisar's shares, which rose as much as 30 percent on Apple's announcement, pared gains to trade up 22 percent following the clarification. (more...)
The Top Apple iMac Pro Will Cost You $13000
- December 14, 2017

The high-end Mac will be available at a starting price of $4,999 (approximately Rs 3,22,400). iMac Pro comes with the new Vega GPU, the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac. Throughput for the iMac Pro is up to 3GB per second, giving users the ability to load large files and launch apps more quickly. There will be four different models available, one with an 8 core processor, another with a 10 core processor, a 14 core processor model and an 18 core processor model. (more...)
Honor 9 Lite Spotted on TENAA, Launch Scheduled Today Honor 9 Lite Spotted on TENAA, Launch Scheduled Today
- December 14, 2017

One of the talking points of the Honor 7X is the dual-camera setup at the back. It has got two different RAM and storage variants, one with 3GB of RAM and the other one with 4GB of RAM . The phone has a 4000 mAh battery . "The products are certainly value for money, and the offers- our way of extending gratitude to Honor's loyal consumers", P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales for Huawei India said in a press statement. (more...)
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Upgraded to Buy at Vetr
- December 14, 2017

Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 47.83% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.80% the S&P500. Bessemer Inc reported 6,460 shares stake. It worsened, as 40 investors sold MAR shares while 226 reduced holdings. Phocas Fincl reported 3,000 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Corp owns 51 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. (more...)
Star Wars gadgets or collectibles you must own as a fan Star Wars gadgets or collectibles you must own as a fan
- December 14, 2017

The new edition is the flawless blend of technology and storytelling with a great attention to detail, something that will keep OnePlus and Star Wars fan community hooked to their new smartphone . The smartphone features a white colour rear panel with a red "Star Wars' trademark embossed at the bottom that looks just wonderful". In addition to the new Red and White colored Star Wars themed paint job, OnePlus might also ship the limited edition OnePlus 5T with some pre-installed Star Wars ... (more...)
Top Google Searches of 2017 Revealed Top Google Searches of 2017 Revealed
- December 14, 2017

This year, the top 10 is dominated by smartphones and only two gaming devices Nintendo Switch and Xbox one made it to the list . If the nation's Google searches are anything to go by, this year the British public have been preoccupied by getting rich by buying Bitcoins. (more...)
LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018 LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018
- December 14, 2017

The new LG Gram laptops come in 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch display size variants. The notebooks have passed all seven MIL-STD 810G durability tests due to the Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body that is employed on the outer shell. (more...)
Ben Stokes Goes Big In NZ T20 Ben Stokes Goes Big In NZ T20
- December 14, 2017

Ben Stokes found form with the bat in destructive fashion as he took the Otago Volts bowling attack to pieces in the Super Smash. Previously, Stokes had scored just 36 runs in three Ford Trophy innings and taken one wicket for 144 runs, but he fired to put Canterbury in a dominating position. (more...)
Ex-Dividend Reminder: UGI, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Analogic Ex-Dividend Reminder: UGI, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Analogic
- December 14, 2017

About 397,644 shares traded or 139.95% up from the average. $5.28 million worth of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc . Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. Pictet North America Advsr Sa reported 1,764 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability Com owns 17,992 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. (more...)
New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone with a double-sided Display
- December 14, 2017

However, future Galaxy-branded handsets could become even more visually distinct if a new Samsung Display patent turns into a real product. This was first spotted by LetsGoDigital . If Samsung so wished, it could also incorporate Synaptics' new Clear ID fingerprint sensor under the front or rear display. In the diagrams, the solid lines represent core aspects of the design or its "claimed features", while the broken, jotted lines "represent unclaimed portions of the display device ... (more...)
Huawei Enjoy 7S Launch Slated to Happen on December 18 Huawei Enjoy 7S Launch Slated to Happen on December 18
- December 14, 2017

Dubbed Honor 7X , the smartphone comes in two variants and is the successor of the a year ago launched Honor 6X. We expect the company to launch the Honor 9 Lite in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The device will be backed by a 2900mAH battery. It will be even more interesting, if the company includes the Honor Super Charge support. The invite hints at the existence of artificial intelligence technologies in Honor 9 Lite. (more...)
New Samsung Notebook 9 unveiled New Samsung Notebook 9 unveiled
- December 14, 2017

The 360-degree hinge offers flexibility for users letting them convert it into a tablet from a laptop just by rotating the keyboard. Samsung is doubling down on its laptop efforts in 2018, announcing its plans to start the year strong with three new laptops, namely a brand new model dubbed the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen. (more...)