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Google Hires Former Samsung CTO Injong Rhee to head IoT Projects Google Hires Former Samsung CTO Injong Rhee to head IoT Projects
- February 15, 2018

The executive said in his post that "one of the first things I would like to do with my Google colleagues is to get these efforts coordinated and aligned towards a concerted IoT story of Google ..." Google spokeswoman Jane Hynes confirmed to Reuters Rhee's hiring by Google's cloud computing unit, but declined to comment further. (more...)
Olympics: US athlete skips opening ceremony amid feud over flag, Erin Hamlin Olympics: US athlete skips opening ceremony amid feud over flag, Erin Hamlin
- February 14, 2018

In what will likely be his last games, the choice of 35-year-old Davis for the role - a symbol of pride, respect and affirmation for the carrier - would have been among his final honors, save yet another medal. Her cumulative time was 3:05.232. "As is always the case, there were many worthy candidates for this year's honour and we look forward to having four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin lead our delegation into the opening ceremony ". (more...)
Famitsu Reveals More Exciting Details About Kingdom Hearts 3 Famitsu Reveals More Exciting Details About Kingdom Hearts 3
- February 14, 2018

But lately new peeks at the game have been arriving more frequently as a release seems to finally be on the horizon. It has been almost five years since Sony and Square Enix revealed Kingdom Hearts 3 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . (more...)
Google Is Raising the Price - and the Channel Count Google Is Raising the Price - and the Channel Count
- February 14, 2018

The big announcement today touched on a couple of the components of YouTube TV . Over time, though, Google worked to improve YouTube TV in a number of ways, and it's finally starting to become a viable option for those who want to break away from local cable TV providers. (more...)
Apple's Wearables Business Revenue Is Fortune 300-Class Company Says Tim Cook Apple's Wearables Business Revenue Is Fortune 300-Class Company Says Tim Cook
- February 14, 2018

Cook also said in the Q&A with shareholders that its wearables division which includes Apple Watch and AirPod headphones, was approaching the size of a Fortune 300 company. He said the previous system was unfair because it imposed unreasonably high tax rates on overseas profits after Apple had already paid taxes on the money to foreign governments. (more...)
Rumor: Spyro trilogy remaster heading to PS4 this year Rumor: Spyro trilogy remaster heading to PS4 this year
- February 14, 2018

Fans of everyone's favorite little purple dragon might have cause to rejoice, as insider sources have said that a Spyro trilogy remaster is in the works for the Playstation 4 . They delivered the great N.Sane trilogy, so they certainly know how to get this nostalgia right. Spyro has largely been absent from games in recent years aside from cameos in a few Skylanders titles. (more...)
New BMW X4 revealed with two M Performance derivatives New BMW X4 revealed with two M Performance derivatives
- February 14, 2018

But it's an oddly appealing combination and the new X4 will undoubtedly be as successful as the outgoing version, which has sold around 200 000 copies worldwide. From a dimensional perspective, the 2019 X4 grows three inches in length, to 187.5 inches, while stretching its wheelbase 2.1 inches, to 112.7. The X4's all-important 50:50 weight distribution remains intact. (more...)
You can probably run Sea of Thieves on your crummy gaming laptop You can probably run Sea of Thieves on your crummy gaming laptop
- February 14, 2018

According to Rare, the game will not feature any loot boxes or any form of microtransactions that will affect player progression. Sea of Thieves will also be the first game to launch on Microsoft's dedicated subscription service, Xbox Games Pass , putting the project in an interesting position for the company. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro full specifications leaked ahead of its launch Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro full specifications leaked ahead of its launch
- February 14, 2018

Instead, Xiaomi carries a familiar 5.99-inch 18:9 display from the Redmi Note 5 with reduced bezels. Android Central discovered that judging by the specs, the Redmi Note 5 is essentially a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus featuring the same Snapdragon 625 processor , 4000mAh battery, and the same memory combinations: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage . (more...)
Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones past year, IDC says Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones past year, IDC says
- February 14, 2018

Google managed to double the number of Pixel devices it shipped in 2017. Despite critical praise, though, these phones haven't sold like those from companies such as Samsung, Apple , and Xiaomi, who dominate the market. Its availability is also limited to a handful of markets. In the US, the phone is only offered through one carrier: Verizon. But the Pixel isn't a massive commercial success for Google for the time being. (more...)
Geneva Motor Show 2018: Mercedes-Benz confirms new C-Class Geneva Motor Show 2018: Mercedes-Benz confirms new C-Class
- February 14, 2018

The AMG Line gets a diamond radiator grille as standard. "With the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept , we are giving a preview of our third completely independently developed sports vehicle and are extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a four-door variant", said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said in a statement when they introduced the auto previous year. (more...)
Google to bring Allo's Smart Reply feature to third party apps Google to bring Allo's Smart Reply feature to third party apps
- February 14, 2018

The feature will take into account of your current location and calculate the duration to which you will reach home and recommend that as a reply . The new software is being developed by Area 120 and its goal is to bring Google's Smart Reply feature to a bunch of popular third-party messaging apps. (more...)
Fortnite: Battle Royale is Temporarily Removing A Weapon Fortnite: Battle Royale is Temporarily Removing A Weapon
- February 14, 2018

The first one it addresses is recent server instability: "We were not able to stay ahead of our continued growth and multiple of our backend services have been struggling under load the last several weeks". Another feature coming within the month is an optional 60 fps mode for console Fortnite players. Developer Epic says that 60FPS should be achievable across the range of current-edge consoles, from the base PS4 to powerhouse Xbox One X. (more...)
Instagram will Now Notify Screenshot Alerts-Be Careful Instagram will Now Notify Screenshot Alerts-Be Careful
- February 12, 2018

Instagram will be adding this feature to the "ephermal part" of its platform, Stories. However, the one who took the screenshot will get a preemptive warning saying, " Next time you take a screenshot or screen recording, the person who posted the story will be able to see ". (more...)
The vehicle SpaceX sent towards Mars takes a wrong turn The vehicle SpaceX sent towards Mars takes a wrong turn
- February 12, 2018

The Falcon Heavy is price-listed at $90 million, a bargain in the business of rockets. Musk noted that SpaceX used only internal funds to finance the Heavy, investing more than $500 million in developmental costs. "We'll see how the BFR development goes", Musk said recently. "I think the hardware will be ready". The spacesuit worn by Starman on the Falcon Heavy flight is the same one astronauts will wear on Dragon. (more...)
NBC Taps Snapchat, Uber to Expand Olympics Coverage NBC Taps Snapchat, Uber to Expand Olympics Coverage
- February 12, 2018

The page is organized by time of scheduled viewing and even provides fun facts - like the fact that USA's brother-and-sister duo Matt and Becca Hamilton are set to make their Olympic debut during the curling competition. If you don't want to pay for TV at all, you're not totally out of luck. What are my options? NBC also plans digital-only shows, including a daily two-hour wrap-up starting at noon ET (2 a.m. (more...)
Winter Olympics-a victim to cyber attack, confirm organizers Winter Olympics-a victim to cyber attack, confirm organizers
- February 12, 2018

Pyeongchang Olympic organizers are investigating a possible attack on their internet and Wi-Fi systems that took place about 45 minutes before the opening ceremony . In 2012, Kim donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Salesian of Don Bosco to help support the missionary brothers in South Sudan and to establish Catholic Schools throughout the war-torn country, meeting with Salesian brothers in Seoul to personally deliver the gift. (more...)
Thank immigration for the rocket launch Thank immigration for the rocket launch
- February 12, 2018

With a rocket as ambitious as the Heavy, a failed launch could have serious implications for SpaceX commercially. But Tesla's Design Studio is at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, and Tesla routinely stages events there. "It might even have just been another satellite in orbit". Elon says he finds nothing cooler than making a hot and sexy products. No worries. There are plenty of auto safety features that are available, affordably, for ALL cars , not just new ones. (more...)
Instagram testing screenshot warnings in Stories Instagram testing screenshot warnings in Stories
- February 12, 2018

Such that, whenever someone takes a screenshot of the stories the creator will be notified. Facebook Inc .is losing its swagger with young users, who are increasingly migrating to rival platforms including Snap Inc .'s Snapchat , according to a new study. (more...)
Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Basketball Court Map and Weapon Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Basketball Court Map and Weapon
- February 11, 2018

No details yet on what features they will bring when activated within the game or when they launch. It's only been months since we saw the release of Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch (since July 2017 to be exact), but the game's best characters will finally get their own release as amiibo figures and join the likes of both male and female Squid Kid figures as part of the lineup. (more...)
Fox Factory (FOXF) Lowered to Strong Sell at BidaskClub
- February 11, 2018

Rice Hall James & Associates LLC decreased its holdings in Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) by 52.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. 202.87 million shares or 6.79% more from 189.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parthenon Limited Liability Corporation has 2.4% invested in Merck & Co., Inc. (more...)
The Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Shares Bought by Aviance Capital Partners LLC
- February 11, 2018

The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 4.69% and Monthly Volatility of 2.91%. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.81, for a total transaction of $2,606,122.27. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twenty-nine have issued a buy rating to the company. (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
- February 11, 2018

It has outperformed by 185.95% the S&P500. France-based Natixis Asset Mngmt has invested 0.09% in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.01) EPS. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, October 15 with "Hold". On Friday, September 8 Norrod Forrest Eugene sold $766,625 worth of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (more...)
Elon Musk posts photo of car in space Elon Musk posts photo of car in space
- February 11, 2018

The largest object in the asteroid belt is a dwarf planet called Ceres. However, keeping positive, SpaceX said, "Even if we do not complete all of the experimental milestones that are being attempted during this test, we will still be gathering critical data". (more...)
Twitter enjoys first quarterly profit in history Twitter enjoys first quarterly profit in history
- February 11, 2018

Despite Twitter being very popular, investors have always been confounded by its inability to turn a profit, even though it has a ubiquitous presence in the media and is widely used by politicians, celebrities, sports stars, and just about everyone who looks to send 280-character messages. (more...)
Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang
- February 11, 2018

Saturday's meeting also involved the North's ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong-nam, who led what apparently turned out to be a 21-member delegation to the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics on Friday. North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. Pyongyang conducted its largest nuclear test previous year and said it had developed a missile capable of carrying a warhead to the United States. (more...)
$0.81 Earnings Per Share Expected for Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT) This Quarter
- February 11, 2018

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on UBNT . Ubiquiti Networks, Inc . (UBNT) stock price rose 5.97 percent over the past one year, while increased 2.15 percent during the past 6 months. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.69 EPS. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.72 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Ubiquiti Networks will post 3.08 EPS for the current fiscal year. (more...)
NBC Enlists Tek Test Eq For 2018 Olympic Games NBC Enlists Tek Test Eq For 2018 Olympic Games
- February 11, 2018

Ericsson's specialist engineers will assist with the equipment and system set up, and will also be on site 24/7 to provide multi-site support throughout the event. Olympics will use AT&T Global Video Services to deliver HD coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. For the production workflow at NBC Olympics, Harmonic MediaDeck media servers will simultaneously record as many as 60 incoming venue feeds, giving NBC personnel at the Stamford facility independent control over ... (more...)
Olympic opening ceremony hails united Korea sports teams Olympic opening ceremony hails united Korea sports teams
- February 11, 2018

She passed on a message from Kim, who invited Moon to visit Pyongyang "at a convenient date". Yet the pageantry around a "Peace Olympics " has also created disquiet for many South Koreans. He said war had forged "the core of the bond" between the USA and South Korea and that helps explains "why there is no daylight and there will be no daylight" between the two. (more...)
Apple's HomePod User Guide Tells You Everything About the Smart Speaker Apple's HomePod User Guide Tells You Everything About the Smart Speaker
- February 11, 2018

Before turning the stage over to Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller, Cook said that the company had chose to "reinvent home music", a lofty goal indeed. The competition for voice-controlled smart devices has really only just begun, and smart homes will soon be followed by AI in our cars and offices. (more...)