Technology


Brokerages Expect Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) to Announce $0.52 EPS
- December 16, 2017

In the past 52 weeks the company's stock price has moved within the range of $39.02 to $79.39. Inc. now owns 2,421 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $155,000 after purchasing an additional 1,807 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
YouTube VR is now available to Steam VR users
- December 16, 2017

That is, until now. It's taken almost two years, but the HTC Vive finally has a native YouTube app to call its own. Google has launched its YouTube VR app on Steam. If you want to get in on the early access, you can download it from the Steam store now. Reviews are mixed, and that's because the app apparently keeps crashing . (more...)
All-New Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior teased All-New Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior teased
- December 16, 2017

For the S 560, only AMG Line trim is available. Rounding out the list of announced extras is an optional 590 watt Burmester 16-speaker surround sound system that replaces the stock seven-speaker system. Mercedes-Benz has yet to release any further details on the engine options that will come with the G-Class. "Hallmarks of the G-Class include the grab handle in front of the front passenger and the chrome-highlighted switches for the differential locks, positioned in clear view". (more...)
Xiaomi and Huawei set to make entry into the United States market Xiaomi and Huawei set to make entry into the United States market
- December 16, 2017

Unfortunately, with more and more players entering the market, these subsidies and discounts have slowly withered away, as carriers moved to phone financing that spreads costs over two years. Chinese rivals often sell phones far cheaper. The US smartphone market is vastly different from the majority of the world's, as most smartphones are sold via local carriers, with the advantage being that users get to pay off their phones over a set, long period of time. (more...)
Ford to move autonomous vehicle business to Detroit (F) Ford to move autonomous vehicle business to Detroit (F)
- December 16, 2017

The team-led by Sherif Marakby, Ford vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification-is working both on the development of electric vehicles and increasing partnerships with companies related to mobility. Hackett has said he will shift $7 billion of capital from cars to light trucks as he works to reimagine the automaker to meet changing consumer demands. (more...)
ITunes Won't Come to Microsoft Store This Year
- December 16, 2017

I'm hearing the plans still remains for iTunes to come to the Windows 10 (now called Microsoft) Store at some point. The company is offering a $5 App Store & iTunes gift card with purchases at qualifying online retailers in the United States. (more...)
Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) Insider Acquires 31501 Shares of Stock
- December 16, 2017

Tallgrass Energy Partners accounts for approximately 2.2% of Tortoise Capital Advisors L.L.C.'s holdings, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. It has outperformed by 22.72% the S&P500. In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 3 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 1 and 0, respectively. (more...)
ARCore v1.0 release in 'the coming months', Project Tango support ending ARCore v1.0 release in 'the coming months', Project Tango support ending
- December 16, 2017

The end of Project Tango comes as Google focuses on ARCore to build AR apps and games for Android devices. On Friday, Google released the second developer preview of ARCore, adding functionality that lets AR apps pause and resume AR sessions, for example to let a user return to an AR app after taking a phone call. (more...)
RIP: BlackBerry Priv Will No Longer Receive Monthly Security Updates RIP: BlackBerry Priv Will No Longer Receive Monthly Security Updates
- December 16, 2017

BlackBerry will however continue to offer support for the Priv in case critical security vulnerabilities gets exposed in the near future, the company has further announced. The BlackBerry Priv is equipped with a 5.4-inch QHD AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, Snapdragon 808 processor, Adreno 418 graphics, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, a 18MP rear camera coupled with 2MP selfie camera. (more...)
Microsoft's 'Surface Phone' is the ghost of Courier laughing mockingly at fanbois Microsoft's 'Surface Phone' is the ghost of Courier laughing mockingly at fanbois
- December 15, 2017

As unearthed by MSPowerUser , Microsoft has been granted a patent for a new self-regulating hinge. The "self-regulating" hinge design that allows the screen to fold is detailed extensively and uses a series of gear-like cogs to allow for various orientations. (more...)
Redwood Investments LLC Cut Take (TTWO) Position by $6.43 Million
- December 15, 2017

It has outperformed by 6.81% the S&P500. Tradewinds Capital Management Llc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 14.87% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Also, Director Michael Dornemann sold 5,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. There were 44 sold out positions, amounting to 2.99 million shares. (more...)
Fortnite gets holiday event - and in-game spending in Battle Royale mode Fortnite gets holiday event - and in-game spending in Battle Royale mode
- December 15, 2017

The 1.11 upgrade brings tons of new winter features as well as the beginning of Season 2 for Battle Royale mode. Players who don't buy the Battle Pass can still earn select Season 2 items - just not the full suite that is available to premium-tier players. (more...)
Hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 mission found in GTA Online code Hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 mission found in GTA Online code
- December 15, 2017

However, the wording of a recent Rockstar announcement has poured water on that theory. That definitely doesn't sound the developers plans for the title are over to us. But to actually get the gold Double-Action Revolver, you're going to have to go on a little treasure hunt. The mission text found deep in The Doomsday Heist's code says that anyone who completes the "Double-Action Revolver headshot challenge will unlock a GTA $ reward and an exclusive variation of the weapon in Red Dead ... (more...)
Feel free to follow this:- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- December 15, 2017

Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Procter & Gamble Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $230.86B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $16.625. Hanseatic Mgmt Svcs has 13,617 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust has 21,000 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Sanctuary Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (more...)
The Morgan Stanley Decreases Stake in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI)
- December 15, 2017

Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd decreased its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI ) by 72.81% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 2.20, current ratio was 2.30, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0.44 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0.00, while Payout ratio is 35.10%. (more...)
Us Bancorp (USB) Shareholder Geode Capital Management LLC Has Upped Its Stake
- December 15, 2017

The institutional investor held 300,673 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.10M, up from 90,173 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors are definitely paying attention to what analysts over at Wall Street are now thinking about the shares of Realty Income Corporation Looking further into the current agreement on broker rating, it is very clear that the ABR stands at 3.47. (more...)
Forget Android Oreo upgrade, Google upgraded your phone with THIS awesome feature Forget Android Oreo upgrade, Google upgraded your phone with THIS awesome feature
- December 15, 2017

Soon after, the company rolled out the digital assistant to every Android smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Moreover, Google Assistant's availability will be released with the next Google Play Services update. It is likely the reason why Google chose to push out Google Assistant to those running Android Lollipop. Instead you'll need to open the dedicated Google Assistant app before you ask for directions, the latest headlines, weather update, recipes or jokes. (more...)
JK: Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar, Anantnag JK: Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar, Anantnag
- December 15, 2017

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a pro-freedom conglomerate comprised of Syed Ali Geelani , Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have called a rally to south Kashmir Anantnag town. Hurriyat hawk continues to remain under house detention at his residence at Hyder Pora. Condemning police action, a release from the Hurriyat spokesperson said, "Such coercive measures and repression won't break our resolve as numerous leaders and activists have already succeeded in reaching ... (more...)
RiverPoint Capital Management LLC Trims Stake in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)
- December 15, 2017

The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $55.28. About 1.61 million shares traded. (NYSE: PFE ) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Better Buy: Pfizer Inc. Cowen set a $43.00 price target on shares of Pfizer and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. On Thursday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Huntsman Corporation (HUN) Active Volume Stock: Huntsman Corporation (HUN)
- December 15, 2017

More important recent Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN ) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Looking for Value?" Miles Capital Inc sold 13,617 shares as the company's stock rose 25.16% with the market. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. Perella Weinberg Prtn Capital Ltd Partnership holds 0.75% of its portfolio in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) for 236,260 shares. (more...)
What's Ahead for Criteo SA (CRTO) After Today's Significant Decline?
- December 15, 2017

Bvf Inc decreased its stake in Cytokinetics Inc (CYTK) by 53.29% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sc China Holding Ltd sold 1.60M shares as the company's stock rose 10.15% with the market. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,358,335 shares of the information services provider's stock worth $56,364,000 after purchasing an additional 261,940 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Fans head to theaters for premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Fans head to theaters for premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- December 15, 2017

But there's been speculation that this year, things are a bit different. She told KHOU 11 News in an effort to not spoil any of the surprises in Episode 8, she didn't watch the trailer or read any of the film's early reviews. Critics say Jedi continues building out the younger characters in the cast while honoring veteran stars - particularly Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher - with rich material, and balancing killer set pieces and humor against a deep well of emotion. (more...)
Apple's Final Cut Pro X enables 360-degree VR editing Apple's Final Cut Pro X enables 360-degree VR editing
- December 15, 2017

This chip could be a downclocked Xeon W-2145 (3.7GHz base, 4.5GHz boost). The iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory , and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, can connect up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. (more...)
Facebook Admonishes Former Executive For Criticism Facebook Admonishes Former Executive For Criticism
- December 15, 2017

Many observers will be watching to see if future developments do indeed help Facebook become a more "positive force"'. But Facebook has about two billion monthly users; clearly people find some sort of value in it. 'They are going straight into the brain of 2 billion people, and we don't have evolutionary defenses for that'. Facebook has once again demonstrated agility by responding to Palihapitiya's criticism swiftly. (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) This Week?
- December 15, 2017

It closed at $1.88 lastly. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) has declined 4.87% since December 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Canal Insurance reported 21,500 shares or 0.66% of all its holdings. 7,673 are held by Johnson Counsel. Media headlines about iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. (more...)
Crazy Volume Spikes for: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)
- December 15, 2017

Fine Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Whiting Pete Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.03B market cap company. Therefore 28% are positive. An issue of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL ) bonds rose 1.3% against their face value during trading on Tuesday. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by Iberia Capital Partners on Monday, May 15. (more...)
Google Brings Price Tracking to Google Flights, Trips and Hotel Search Google Brings Price Tracking to Google Flights, Trips and Hotel Search
- December 15, 2017

Hotel price tracking: You've been able to track prices with Google Flights, and now you can do it with hotels, too. These can be scheduled through the Google Flights mobile site, with the feature expanding to desktop next year. Google is not booking and confirming those tickets for you. If you don't already use Google Trips it is well worth trying out. Now Google is taking what has been a differentiating feature for those services, and making it more broadly accessible to everyone ... (more...)
Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you
- December 15, 2017

For example, a user may ask the device a question while working at a cubicle with other co-workers surrounding the user. The patent describes an assistant capable of whispering. The patent shows Apple recognizes that problem. The patent is only an idea Apple is looking into, and it doesn't mean it will actually go through with it. (more...)
Subaru Releases 2018 WRX STI Type RA Pricing: Only 500 Units Produced Subaru Releases 2018 WRX STI Type RA Pricing: Only 500 Units Produced
- December 15, 2017

With that said, the Type RA will be available for a whopping price of $49,855 with delivery included. Just $33,495, not much of a premium over a loaded BRZ Limited. Each of the 500 WRX STI Type RA produced for retail sale has been individually numbered with a plaque mounted on the center console. "Unlike most track stars void of the bulky features, this rocket finds a 7.0" Multimedia Plus System that includes smartphone integration, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming ... (more...)
Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays
- December 15, 2017

The product line includes fingerprint sensors embedded in display panels which "magically activate in the display only when needed", according to the company's press release. Apple is said to have made a virtue out of a necessity with its iPhone X - creating the notorious "Notch" to house a sophisticated facial-recognition system, Face ID. (more...)