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Magic Leap Reveals AR Headset First-Look Images, Sets 2018 Ship Date Magic Leap Reveals AR Headset First-Look Images, Sets 2018 Ship Date
- December 20, 2017

In a short statement on Magic Leap's website , Rony Abovitz, Founder, President and CEO of the company said: "We will be shipping in 2018, so stay tuned for more events, info on how to buy, the opening of our creator/developer portal, and just more cool and fun stuff". (more...)
Charles River Laboratories International (CRL) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.22
- December 20, 2017

The stock has a market cap of $5,136.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.31, a PEG ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 0.89. (NYSE: CRL ). Mai Cap Management invested in 0.02% or 2,429 shares. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 13. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. (more...)
Android malware posing as porn can literally make your phone's battery explode Android malware posing as porn can literally make your phone's battery explode
- December 20, 2017

Security researchers have spotted a strain of Android malware that can physically damage your phone. "The only thing missing is user espionage , but the modular architecture of this trojan means it's possible to add this sort of functionality at any time". (more...)
Is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries?
- December 20, 2017

A data analyst has added weight to claims that Apple deliberately slows down its older iPhones to encourage people to buy the newer version. Although it's expected that battery life tends to dwindle as a device gets older, due to the increased volume of recharging cycles, associated performance shouldn't grind to a halt too. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ GeekBench scores leaked online: Here's what they reveal Samsung Galaxy S9+ GeekBench scores leaked online: Here's what they reveal
- December 20, 2017

And, as this is a U.S. variant, it's being powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 845 SoC. Shipments of the new device over the first three months were 15 percent higher than the Galaxy S7 smartphones, industry data showed. Measuring 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, the Galaxy A8 ups the RAM to the almost-industry standard 4 GB, and comes with inbuilt storage options of 32 GB or 64 GB. (more...)
You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition
- December 20, 2017

Face recognition will allow people who use screen readers to know who appears in photos in their News Feed even if people aren't tagged. You can also flag it to Facebook for violation of community standards. Are you anxious about frenemies posting unflattering images of you on Facebook? The newest features start rolling out Tuesday, in all markets where facial recognition features are now allowed on Facebook . (more...)
Facebook changes messaging rules to help curtail harassment
- December 20, 2017

Find us on Facebook too! One feature will automatically detect when someone you've blocked tries to contact you from a new account or a secondary account that they control, and prevent those accounts from sending you friend requests or messages. (more...)
Microsoft patent hints at dual-screen foldable tablet
- December 20, 2017

It's possible Andromeda could be an ARM-based device. We've seen Surface Phone renders before , but given the latest patents for the rumored device , one designer chose to create some renders of his own with the patent as a reference. (more...)
Google Chrome (Sort of) Arrives in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 Google Chrome (Sort of) Arrives in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10
- December 20, 2017

The bad news is that the installer app was nearly entirely useless, and was taken down hours after being put up after users slammed the app in the ratings. For most Windows users, the distinction doesn't matter a great deal. Install that app, and it'll download and install Chrome for you. Google Chrome doesn't use Microsoft's rendering engine, obviously, and as such isn't actually allowed on the Store. (more...)
Facebook's Snooze Feature Gives You More Control Over Your News Feed
- December 20, 2017

If there is one specific post that annoyed you, or caused you to grow exhausted of a specific friend, Page, or group, simply tap or click on the top-right drop-down menu above it and select Snooze. 15, we finally have a way to properly filter our News Feeds - all while being completely invisible to those social media offenders who drive us up the wall. (more...)
Stock's Stunning Activities: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO)
- December 20, 2017

The hedge fund run by Larry Robbins held 2.76 million shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $481.53 million, down from 2.97 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Viking Fund Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 8,500 shares or 0.23% of the stock. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. (more...)
Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Shares Bought by Alyeska Investment Group LP
- December 20, 2017

The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $155.83. About 286,708 shares traded or 18.62% up from the average. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $10.00 million activity. BERG MARK STEPHEN had sold 2,000 shares worth $315,700. (more...)
New "Buy" Rating Was Given to Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO)
- December 20, 2017

It has outperformed by 64.53% the S&P500. We have $101.96 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:TTWO worth $875.21M less. Leon Shaulov increased its stake in Take (TTWO) by 2.33% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 79% are positive. Take-Two Interactive Software had 68 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. (more...)
Facebook to demote posts that ask for likes, comments, and shares
- December 20, 2017

Facebook regularly adjusts how its News Feed algorithm determines the information that users see, and has made other changes this year to put a lower priority on clickbait headlines and posts that link to Web sites with malicious ads or sensational content. (more...)
Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Pandora Media (P)
- December 20, 2017

West Family Investments Inc decreased Blackstone Mtg Tr Inc (BXMT) stake by 66.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.07) earnings per share. (NYSE:P) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, December 6 report. (more...)
More Destiny 2 bugs have the community up in arms again More Destiny 2 bugs have the community up in arms again
- December 20, 2017

In another player-led investigation, Destiny 2 regulars discovered that the Three of Coins consumable wasn't resulting in exotic drops when doing certain activities. As such, the studio is now working on a fix it hopes to release sometime in early 2018. As of now though, there is no known or practical way to determine whether the Three of Coins is bugged or simply working as intended. (more...)
The Dawning brings Christmas to Destiny 2 The Dawning brings Christmas to Destiny 2
- December 19, 2017

The holiday-themed event will be live on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Offering proof that virtual worlds can have seasonal festivities too, The Dawning brings a thoroughly Christmassy flavour to Destiny 2 . During the three-week holiday event, "You'll find every Dawning-themed exotic (ship, ghost, sparrow, emote) and every Dawning-themed legendary armor piece on her shelves", Bungie added. (more...)
YouTube, Music Labels End Standoff, Move Toward Paid Service YouTube, Music Labels End Standoff, Move Toward Paid Service
- December 19, 2017

Combined, the three deals pave the way for the launch of Remix, according to Bloomberg . The deal reportedly solidifies better royalty rates for music rights holders and agrees to "stronger policing" of user-uploaded content. For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources ... (more...)
Apple appoints Michel Coulomb as India head Apple appoints Michel Coulomb as India head
- December 19, 2017

Apple's chief of operations for India , Sanjay Kaul , has made a decision to step down from his role and the company altogether, and is moving out with immediate effect, according to a report from Reuters . Apple's chief executive in India has reportedly left the company . Coulomb has been with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker for over 15 years. Making more devices in India is definitely the best option to fight on the price front and take on the competition, mainly comprising Xiaomi, ... (more...)
Google Chrome's built-in ad blocker targeting disruptive experiences launching February 15th Google Chrome's built-in ad blocker targeting disruptive experiences launching February 15th
- December 19, 2017

The Coalition for Better Ads has a list of rules and guidelines that online advertisements need to follow so they don't get blocked from Chrome, and violations include the likes of pop-ups, ads that take over your entire screen, automatically playing videos, etc. (more...)
Jeep Cherokee Sneak Peak: Updated Styling & More Engine Choices Jeep Cherokee Sneak Peak: Updated Styling & More Engine Choices
- December 19, 2017

The other major change is at the rear. Jeep designers have effectively swapped out the front fascia of the 2019 Cherokee with a more Jeep-like graphic. The official pictures reveal a tweaked front end, which moves away from the sharp, pointed nose of the outgoing Cherokee in favour of a rounder, conventional look more in line with the latest Cherokee. (more...)
Facebook to Send an Alert When Someone Uploads a Photo of You Facebook to Send an Alert When Someone Uploads a Photo of You
- December 19, 2017

Facebook is introducing a new feature Tuesday that will let you know when people post photos of you, even if they don't tag you. Instead of asking users to give Facebook permission to use facial recognition for tagging purposes, which is what the company asks for now, users will now be asked to grant Facebook permission to use facial recognition broadly across the service. (more...)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Increases Holding in Wal (WMT) Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Increases Holding in Wal (WMT)
- December 19, 2017

Pfizer Inc now has $220.25 billion valuation. The stock increased 3.89% or $1.68 during the last trading session, reaching $44.87. About 7.96 million shares traded. WALTON S ROBSON had sold 1.65M shares worth $131.11M. About 4.93M shares traded or 48.32% up from the average. BerganKDV Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (more...)
Vodafone, itel will offer Rs 2100 cashback to itel A20 smartphone buyers Vodafone, itel will offer Rs 2100 cashback to itel A20 smartphone buyers
- December 19, 2017

Vodafone India has teamed up with itel Mobile to offer an ultra low-priced smartphone bundled with data benefits from the operator. According to Vodafone , this reduces the price of the itel A20 phone from INR 3,690 to INR 1,590. Certainly, this will help Vodafone to stick its subscribers to the usage of M-Pesa wallet for the next three years after the purchase of the Itel A20 . (more...)
AirPods will be impossible to find for the rest of the year
- December 19, 2017

In short, AirPods are now subject to a almost 3 week delay, which is quite jarring given that Apple's wireless earbuds first hit store shelves about a year ago. They're surprisingly good at staying put within your ear, and the battery life is commendable. The AirPods turn on once placed in your ears. They offer seven hours of listening per charge if you play music from the integrated 4GB of storage, or an Apple-matching five hours if music is streamed via Bluetooth. (more...)
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Is Coming To The Switch Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Is Coming To The Switch
- December 19, 2017

This game also utilized jump pads which would allow players to launch themselves from one point of the map to another. Players can now enjoy a co-op mode. " PlayStation 4 is the best-selling video game hardware platform year-to-date". It's surprisingly tricky. Due to the speed and score attack nature of the game, excellent chemistry is needed between the players, so that they are both able switch up their gameplan on the fly. (more...)
A Bezel-less Sony Xperia XZ2 Photo Leaks Online A Bezel-less Sony Xperia XZ2 Photo Leaks Online
- December 19, 2017

MySmartPrice has picked up the image leak, but does say it comes from an unverified source, so it may be completely bogus and not real at all. The specifications of a smartphone with model number H8216, expected to be the Sony Xperia XZ2, was leaked online. (more...)
Bucks Assign Jabari Parker To The Wisconsin Herd Bucks Assign Jabari Parker To The Wisconsin Herd
- December 19, 2017

Parker's assignment means he can try to practice with the Herd as he recovers from a devastating left knee injury. He sustained a left ACL injury on February 8 and underwent surgery to fix it on February 14. Bucks Request Waivers on Gary Payton II ( read here): In the second of their press releases that were sent out Monday, the Bucks made the reported waiving of Gary Payton II and signing of Sean Kilpatrick official. (more...)
Intl Business Machines Corp (IBM) Shareholder Cincinnati Financial Corp Lifted Holding
- December 19, 2017

The stock increased 1.61% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $88.09. Its down 53.83% from 738,300 shares previously. International Business Machines Corporation has a 52 week low of $139.13 and a 52 week high of $182.79. Credit Suisse initiated Amgen Inc. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of FIX in report on Wednesday, August 23 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 14 by Drexel Hamilton. (more...)
New self-healing material could mean displays that fix themselves New self-healing material could mean displays that fix themselves
- December 19, 2017

While self-healing rubber and plastics have already been developed, the researchers said that the new material was the first hard substance of its kind that can be healed at room temperature. Data released by Motorola in 2015 claimed 50 percent of smartphone owners worldwide has experienced at least one cracked screen in their lifetime. (more...)