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Google formally owns a chunk of HTC's smartphone division now

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The company will also receive a non-exclusive license to HTC's intellectual property. A crucial element of the acquisition is the power it will give Google to design its own consumer hardware as well as high-end, special goal chips. With the acquisition, Google now has a vast engineering base in Taipei which also happens to be the largest engineering site for the company in the Asia Pacific region. Read More »

Moto X4 gets a 6GB RAM variant with Oreo

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The smartphone will go on sale on February 1. But in terms of other hardware, the new Moto X4 variant isn't all the different from current-gen models . It has fingerprint sensor and also incorporates Gravity, Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Magnetometer and Gyroscope sensors. The handset is also IP68 water and dust resistant. Read More »

(MSFT) Position Lifted by Cable Hill Partners LLC

Hoplite Capital Management Lp sold 23,860 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,737 shares of the software giant's stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Apple may launch three Macs with its own chips

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Apple is working on at least three updated Mac models with custom co-processors, according to a report from Bloomberg . Available as part of the newest iMac Pro , the T2 coprocessor handles not only fingerprint verification but also encrypts data and checks the operating system for security issues when the user boots up their machine. Read More »

A dinosaur as big as a bus found in Egypt's western desert

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Its similarity to other sauropod dinosaurs from around the same time, including many skeletal features that match up with creatures found in Europe , reveals that dinosaurs in Africa didn't exist in a vacuum. The specimen answers questions like "What animals were living there?" and "To what other species were these animals most closely related?" "Was Africa an isolated continent, or were there connections with the land masses surrounding it?" asks Field Museum paleontologist Eric Gorscak. Read More »

Burning Stock on the move: Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

Vulcan Value Partners Llc acquired 267,169 shares as Cardinal Health Inc (CAH)'s stock declined 8.93%. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 155,062 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $12,332,000 after purchasing an additional 44,770 shares during the period. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein Renewed Spy Warrant Against Trump Adviser Last Year

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Rosenstein reportedly approved an application to extend surveillance of former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page because the Justice Department had reason to believe he was acting as a foreign agent for Russian Federation, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke with the Times . Read More »

Our "Blue Moon" will be big and red. Here's why

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A blue moon is the second full moon in a month. This effect is commonly referred to as a blood moon . Let's break down this rare celestial phenomenon . EST (1130 GMT) until 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). Those residing in Siberia, Australia, New Zealand and northwestern U.S. and Canada will be lucky to observe the entire event. Read More »

Swara Bhaskar trolled over her open letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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The co-writers of Ram-Leela even responded with another open letter preaching how the women during the 13th century, felt pride in giving away their lives for their "honour" and blah blah. "I would say this is not the time for all these". "That's what I felt like at the end of your magnum opus". I felt reduced to a vagina-only. The obsession with this word tells a lot about our society. Read More »

Facebook announces game streaming program to rival Twitch, YouTube

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Facebook is becoming a friendlier platform for content creators. Ahead of the weekend, Facebook took the next step in its process of muscling in on Twitch and 'Tube territory with the launch of the Gaming Creator Pilot Program, a streamer-dedicated initiative focused on "helping gaming creators build more meaningful and more engaged communities on Facebook than anywhere else". Read More »

Facebook to promote more local news stories

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The announcement marks the third major change to the News Feed that the Zuckerberg has unveiled this month. The social network said Monday it will start to emphasize news stories from local publishers in an area where a person lives. If Facebook really wants to stay out of the news business , why doesn't it just stay out of the news business ? All of our work to reduce false news, misinformation, clickbait, sensationalism and inauthentic accounts still applies. Read More »

Notable Stock in Focus: VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)

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The shares price has positioned at 26.16% over the past quarter while it has directed 63.04% during past six months. Also, there are 3 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.81 average brokerage recommendation. If, for instance, a stock's volumes suddenly increase by a significant amount, it's usually a sign that the level of conviction behind the trade is high. Read More »

Kim Kardashian Is Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Wearing Beaded Braids

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She said it had been inspired by Derek's appearance in 1979 film, 10. The problem here is that Bo didn't originate that hairstyle. Obviously, Kim is not black. Many lashed out at Kim for mislabeling the braids, which are actually Fulani braids, a protective hairstyle created by the Fulani people , an ethnic group concentrated in West Africa and parts of East Africa. Read More »

European Union pledges to hit back if Trump starts trade war

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And yet they send their product to us - no taxes, very little taxes, it's very unfair. "The European Union has treated the United States very unfairly when it came to trade", Trump told Britain's ITV channel in the interview conducted Thursday and aired on Sunday. Read More »

Rare super blue blood moon to rule skies Wednesday morning

JOHNSTON: Pitts says science enthusiasts will also be treated to a blue moon , the second full moon in a single month. With the sun's light no longer directly reflecting from the moon's surface, scattered sunlight from the Earth falls on the moon , transforming it from white to blood-red in appearance. Read More »

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Launches in February for Mobile

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Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition , the mobile version of the popular role-playing game, will finally launch on February 9th, 2018, in about a week or so. Subsequent chapters will be available at a to-be-announced price. The pricing structure is a bit odd, in that chapters two and three will only cost $0.99 but four through ten will cost $3.99. Read More »

Assassin's Creed: Origins To Get New Game Plus Mode Soon

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This was in response to a fan who, yep, was asking if news of a New Game + mode was in the works. To be honest, Ubisoft is working hard on the new title of the Assassin's Creed franchise, that's for sure. Ubisoft games, for better or worse (in the case of Assassin's Creed Origins' engaging world, better), are packed with open world content. This DLC continues the story mode of the base game with a new adventure that takes place four years after the first story in the Sinaï region, an ... Read More »

GenTrust LLC Sells 129 Shares of Amazon.com, Inc

Amazon.com, Inc. The stock has a market capitalization of $477.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 252.9641 and a beta of 1.48. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a buy rating and issued a $1,150.00 price objective on shares of Amazon.com in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Read More »

Apple to halve iPhone X production in 1Q

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According to a report by The Economic Times , Apple will stop offering discounts on online platforms altogether, following the appointment of their new India Operations head, Michel Coulomb . Prior to these changes, distributors were free to sell to any trade partner. According to another industry executive cited in the report, Apple will not directly control prices because it's against their policy. Read More »

See what the super blue blood moon will look like

The super blue moon will pass through Earth's shadow and give the Midwest region a view of a total lunar eclipse . All three events are happening Wednesday morning. However, you'll have to wait a little longer for another super blue blood moon . For this reason, although there are many studies that are dedicated to investigate the Moon , the new information collected can be useful for practical purposes, such as finding suitable landing sites and understanding the evolution of the ... Read More »

Moto X4 with 6GB RAM launched in India at Rs 24999

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The device will be available on Flipkart and Moto Hubs from January 31. It slots in alongside the 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variants of the Moto X4 - which are priced at Rs 20,999 and Rs 22,999 respectively. Read More »

Microsoft issues new update to negate issues from Intel's Spectre fixes

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As of January 25, there are no known reports to indicate that this Spectre variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 ) has been used to attack customers. But Microsoft is taking things a step further, as this new update - which users can only download manually via the Windows Update catalog - will prevent Windows 10 devices from receiving Intel's buggy "fixes", and will also prevent them from rebooting or malfunctioning because of the Intel patches. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Could Be Released Even Before MWC 2018

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Here are the details of the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone . The possibility of the release before MWC 2018 is bleak since Xiaomi is indeed participating in the event. Coming to the Mi Mix 2S, neither the device nor its specifications are officially confirmed by Xiaomi , but there have been several rumours about the device. Read More »

'Maze Runner' outruns 'Jumanji' to lead North American box offices

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Share this article: " Maze Runner: The Death Cure " stars Kaya Scodelario and Dylan O'Brien. The threequel, which was delayed a year when O'Brien was seriously injured on set , received mixed reviews and a decent B-plus CinemaScore . Three dramas with varied production budgets, each nominated for best picture at the Oscars - The Post , The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - took in an additional US$18.2 million for Fox and its speciality label, Fox Searchlight. Read More »

Cypriots vote for new president who could unify island

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The elections are contested by nine candidates including outgoing President Nicos Anastasiades, who is seeking a second five-year term. However, Turkish Cypriots pulled out of the state in 1964 after intercommunal fighting which was instigated by nationalists who wanted a separate Turkish Cypriot state. Read More »

Even YouTube Served Ads That Hijacked CPUs To Mine Cryptocurrency

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Reports appeared on Twitter after users began tweeting that their antivirus software notified them that cryptocurrency mining has been detected as they watched YouTube videos. Mining cryptocurrency through ads is a relatively new form of abuse that violates our policies and one that we've been monitoring actively. "We enforce our policies through a multi-layered detection system across our platforms which we update as new threats emerge", per a Google spokesperson. Read More »

Reliance Jio Republic Day Offer

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This comes soon after Jio announced it will offer 500MB more data on the non-Jio Phone plans offering 1GB and 1.5GB data per day. For those users with bigger data hunger, here are the top 2GB data plans offered by these telcos. There's also a Rs 398 recharge plan from Jio offering 2GB data per day, which is valid for 70 days. It offers 182GB high-speed data for 91 days with a 2GB per day limit. Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon

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If you live in the Central time zone, viewing will be better, since the action begins when the Moon is higher in the western sky. This occurs only when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned. The total eclipse will follow at 11.51pm and end at 1.07am. Those in Louisville will see the penumbra, the partially shaded outer region of the shadow, touch the moon at 5:51 a.m., and it will still be 21 degrees above the horizon. Read More »

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

The stock increased 2.03% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $72.26. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 47.83% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:ATVI) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 5. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. Read More »

Stocks under Analysis: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA), Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

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Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ:WB) has risen 239.00% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. On Sunday, November 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.46% negative EPS growth. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $20.17 million activity. Read More »

Stokes rakes in IPL mega bucks, Root and Gayle among unsold

The eight teams will play each other twice in a home-and-away format. The IPL had guaranteed he can be replaced but only if he is ruled out for the whole tournament. The Karnataka players had a field day at the auctions with India discard Karun Nair also triggering a bidding war before Kings XI Punjab got him for Rs 5.60 crore (USD 880,000). Read More »

Epic Games' MOBA Paragon is shutting down in April

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It was only a matter of time for Paragon to reach the end of the road, and as confirmed by its creator, that will happen April 26, or mere three months away. Paragon was Epic's take on the MOBA genre that acted as a graphical showcase for Unreal Engine 4 at the same time. Paragon first released back in 2016 on a pay to play early access model, and went fully free-to-play in February of past year. Read More »

'Super blue blood moon' coming January 31

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Get ready to plan your lunar ceremonies , spirit junkies, because there are three major cosmic events happening next week-all at the same time!-that you need to know about. "Unfortunately, eclipse viewing will be more challenging in the Eastern time zone". "Folks in the Eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it". Read More »