Technology


UPS commits to 125 Tesla Trucks UPS commits to 125 Tesla Trucks
- December 21, 2017

The new tractors will join UPS's extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels. The price is expected to be about $150,000, which is significantly cheaper than the presumed $180,000 Tesla Semi , but they're also two completely different animals, so to speak. (more...)
Apple wants universal apps across all its platforms Apple wants universal apps across all its platforms
- December 21, 2017

It's not clear whether the iOS and Mac App Stores will be merged in Apple's grand unification scheme. Microsoft Store already comes with several universal single apps that are created to run on small and large screen devices. "For example, while the iPhone and iPad Twitter app is regularly updated with the social network's latest features, the Mac version hasn't been refreshed recently and is widely considered substandard", explained Marc. (more...)
Guideline changes mean App Store devs must now reveal loot crate odds Guideline changes mean App Store devs must now reveal loot crate odds
- December 21, 2017

Apple says that anyone who brings the integrity of the App Store into disrepute by disregarding its guidelines may be expelled from the Developer Program. In China, companies are also compelled to share loot box probability information - will Steam ever get this kind of functionality? This story originally appeared on our sister site PocketGamer.biz , but it's here because it shows Apple being somewhat proactive in the on-going discussion around loot crates in video games. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Is The Redmi Note 5? Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Is The Redmi Note 5?
- December 21, 2017

But the company only launched the two storage variants of Honor 7X. If you are also eagerly waiting for the arrival of Redmi Note 5 , then you may feel disappointed as there are reports that Xiaomi may have replaced the smartphone with the Redmi 5 Plus . (more...)
A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition
- December 21, 2017

Facial recognition, powered by artificial intelligence, is already used by Facebook in most non-EU countries to help people to tag photos with the names of their friends. A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015. We'd still like to see Facebook come out with a setting where you specify that you can't be tagged at all . (more...)
Key specs, features, India price, and everything you need to know Key specs, features, India price, and everything you need to know
- December 21, 2017

It also has 5 megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Out of the box, "10.or D" comes with Android 7.1 Nougat and an update to Oreo is planned sometime in the future. Xiaomi's Redmi 5A , in comparison, comes with a smaller 3000mAh battery . To facilitate the processor , the company is offering a choice of 2GB and 3GB of RAM , which again is identical to what Redmi 5A . (more...)
Google Assistant SDK gets New Languages, API Updates, and Device Actions Google Assistant SDK gets New Languages, API Updates, and Device Actions
- December 21, 2017

Next, is the support for more languages with the new SDK, Assistant will support languages like English for Australia, Canada, UK and US, French for Canada and France, German and Japanese. Certain customization options have been available already, but this new update allows SDK-based devices to be configured as a street address in the Google Assistant on your phone or as a latitude and longitude via the API. (more...)
Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit
- December 21, 2017

The changes to the 2019 RDX start at ground level. The teaser video (above) suggests that Acura's signature grille shape and striking LED headlights will dominate the nose, while the cabin will feature a large infotainment screen perched atop the dashboard, with a waterfall-like arrangement of controls below it. (more...)
Nokia 9 looks likely to have a dual-lens front-facing camera Nokia 9 looks likely to have a dual-lens front-facing camera
- December 21, 2017

However, upon investigation, it has been confirmed the front will indeed support a dual camera setup. Aside from the camera resolution, the filing did not show other features of the Nokia snapper, although Tech Radar reported that the smartphone's dual camera will include a 2x telephoto zoom and wide-angle camera option. (more...)
Infiniti Drops A Bomb With New Sedan Concept Teaser — NAIAS Infiniti Drops A Bomb With New Sedan Concept Teaser — NAIAS
- December 21, 2017

Infiniti , meanwhile, unveiled the Prototype 9 (see it below) retro-design electric race vehicle at that event. The company's statement also certainly implies this concept is packing some new type of powertrain. "A seamless and stunning new design philosophy demonstrating Infiniti artistry in the new age of autonomy and breakthrough drivetrains", said Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Infiniti . (more...)
Honor 9 Lite with full screen display, quad cameras, Android Oreo launched
- December 21, 2017

Honor is Huawei's sub-brand. It has either 3 GB or 4 GB RAM that respectively come with 32 GB or 64 GB storage, expandable by up to 256 GB via the microSD card slot. What makes the Honor 9 Lite special? Based on the announcement made in China, the base variant of the Honor 9 Youth Edition costs $227 which is very affordable while the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage edition costs $273. (more...)
LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut LG's Nano IPS monitors to make Las Vegas debut
- December 21, 2017

The 32-inch 32UK950 is a 4K display also boasts of Nano IPS technology which LG promises will deliver more accurate and intense colours. LG didn't share any more information on Nano IPS nor any pricing or availability details on these displays with us, but we'll probably hear all that at CES . (more...)
Magic Leap One Augmented Reality Goggles Unveiled Magic Leap One Augmented Reality Goggles Unveiled
- December 21, 2017

Unlike virtual reality which blocks you off from the outside world, augmented reality aims to use digital objects as a means of enhancing the real world around us. In October, Magic Leap raised $502 million in a funding round led by Temasek Holdings Pte, Singapore's state-owned investment company. The company is calling it the Magic Leap One "Creator Edition" , and the augmented reality glasses has several sensors on the front. (more...)
Netflix adds HDR support for both Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 app
- December 21, 2017

The company announced Windows 10 HDR support today, saying it is available in both the app and Microsoft's browser. Though connecting a PC to a TV to stream your favorite Netflix shows isn't as popular as it once was, many still watch shows on their Windows 10 device. (more...)
BMW Kicks Off Pre-Production of the X7 BMW Kicks Off Pre-Production of the X7
- December 21, 2017

The pre-production vehicles will be put to the test through 2018 ahead of full production commencing towards the end of next year. The first pre-production versions of the all-new BMW X7 have rolled out of the Spartanburg factory, ready for testing, giving us a first look at the mammoth SUV before its market entry in 2019. (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS)
- December 21, 2017

PEYTO EXPLORATION & DEVEL (OTCMKTS:PEYUF) had an increase of 8.77% in short interest. This company shares tumbled -4.29% from their most recent record high of $45.64 and now hold $12.15 billion in market value of equity. Are Cadence Design Systems, Inc . (NASDAQ:CDNS) belongs to Technology sector, other than individual factors many other macro and micro factors also effects whole sector and industries. (more...)
Chilton Capital Management LLC Increases Position in Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
- December 21, 2017

About 943,525 shares traded. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q2 2017. Of those holders, 859 had increased positions amounting to 81.16 million shares, 875 had decreased positions amounting to 60.11 million shares, and 255 holders have a held position accounting for 1.91 billion shares. (more...)
The Piper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Amazon.com, Inc
- December 21, 2017

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)'s stock had its "overweight" rating reiterated by equities researchers at Piper Jaffray Companies in a research report issued on Wednesday, June 28th. Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd holds 15,679 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt L P accumulated 998 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amazon.com, Inc. (more...)
Stock Showing Surging Activity: Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIO) Stock Showing Surging Activity: Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIO)
- December 21, 2017

The company's stock is now moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -41.35%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -56.54% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. (more...)
Analysts Ratings on: Edwards Lifesciences Corp
- December 21, 2017

Edwards Lifesciences Corp now has $24.41B valuation. Edwards Lifesciences Corp ( NYSE EW ) traded down $0.60 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $114.32. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.98458, the 3 month is 1.00714, and the 1 month is now 1.08887. 170.81 million shares or 3.71% less from 177.38 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. (more...)
The Witcher 3 Xbox One X Enhancements now live The Witcher 3 Xbox One X Enhancements now live
- December 21, 2017

Players who download the update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to their Xbox One X will find a new "advanced" option in their display settings menu. The patch also features various other improvements, such as enhanced shadows, higher resolution textures, ambient occlusion, and texture filtering. (more...)
Twitter Now Supports Third-Party Apps for 2FA Twitter Now Supports Third-Party Apps for 2FA
- December 21, 2017

Two-factor authentication helps users prevent their accounts from being hijacked in case their passwords are stolen. Twitter has offered two-factor for a long while now, but it's used the less secure SMS-based verification method excessively until now. (more...)
Ford Focus RS goes festive with new Red Edition Ford Focus RS goes festive with new Red Edition
- December 20, 2017

The special edition is similar to the Australian RS Limited Edition model that we tested recently. To signal the higher-spec equipment, RS Editions get a black rear wing and black cast alloy wheels. It retains the same 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the regular Focus RS , developing 345bhp and resulting in 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 165mph. (more...)
Amazon Music to end support for streaming your uploaded MP3s Amazon Music to end support for streaming your uploaded MP3s
- December 20, 2017

Fewer and fewer people carry around copies of their music , as streaming services such as Amazon Music and Spotify have grown in popularity. Owners of 2017 or 2018 models of the Audi A3, A4, A4 allroad, Audi Q7, R8, TT and 2018 models of the Audi Q5 and A5 will now be able to stream Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. (more...)
Amazon Launching YouTube Clone? Amazon Launching YouTube Clone?
- December 20, 2017

It seems like the rivalry has reached the point where Amazon could very well be looking into launching their own video-consumption service in order to compete with YouTube. Even if Amazon does go ahead with this, it won't be easy to overtake YouTube right out the gate. We have one in our house and my daughter loves to watch YouTube videos on it. (more...)
Time to Reconsider Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) After Less Short Sellers?
- December 20, 2017

The stock decreased 0.81% or $1.41 during the last trading session, reaching $173.56. About 12.24 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. The Pennsylvania-based Ajo Limited Partnership has invested 0.14% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). Fic Capital stated it has 7.65% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE). (more...)
Firefox lands on Amazon's Fire TV
- December 20, 2017

A few weeks ago Amazon quietly added the Silk Browser to a few of their Fire TV devices. Remember, Google recently announced that it would pull YouTube from Fire TV and Amazon's Echo Show on 1 January 2018. We've asked Google and Amazon directly about whether the Fire TV browser will allow access to videos on YouTube.com after January 1, and we'll update this article if we get any additional insight. (more...)
Samsung starts mass producing second-gen 10nm RAM Samsung starts mass producing second-gen 10nm RAM
- December 20, 2017

Interestingly, Samsung Electronics has also mentioned that aside from mass producing the new 2nd Gen DRAM unit, it will also be increasing the overall production of its existing 1st generation 10nm DRAMs as well to accommodate the ever increasing demands from consumers. (more...)
BB&T Corporation (BBT) Consensus Earnings Forecasts
- December 20, 2017

JP Morgan upgraded DNB ASA (OTCMKTS:DNBHF) on Friday, October 7 to "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Deutsche Bank. Texas Permanent School Fund stated it has 40,284 shares. Cordasco Financial Net has invested 0.04% in BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT). Strs Ohio holds 949,587 shares. (more...)
Macquarie Group Ltd. Reduces Position in Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC)
- December 20, 2017

Credit Accep Corp Mich now has $6.47B valuation. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $85.65. The stock had a trading volume of 254,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 216,072. Banc Funds Co Limited Liability Com owns 0.62% invested in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Barclays Public accumulated 160 shares. Waverton Mgmt reported 0.05% stake. (more...)