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Facebook Announces New Hi-Tech Features At Annual Developers Event

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Other uses of augmented reality have included the ability to hang out with a hologram of "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm or assemble a virtual human brain, all on mobile devices. "We're offering a suite of creative tools to give our community of artists and developers the power to create a full spectrum of effects for the new Facebook camera, from simple photo frames to interactive effects and masks using the latest in augmented reality technologies", says Facebook . Read More »

Trump Orders Review Of National Monument Designations

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The order will examine millions of acres of land that have been designated by three preceding presidents, most recently Bears Ears National Monument , which was created by President Barack Obama at the end of 2016. After moving to unstitch climate change rules, US President Donald Trump Wednesday opened the door to undoing the federally protected status of some of America's vast nature preserves. Read More »

Uber wants to launch flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020

Uber plans to operate a network through which electric VTOL vehicles in numerous cities worldwide will provide transportation and delivery logistics services. According to Uber , they will not be flying cars in the sense that they will both drive on the ground and soar through the air. According to Uber , the Dallas-Fort Worth would be the first place in the US selected for rolling out the small aircraft shuttles that could be used to meet the increasing demand across the region. Read More »

Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

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The company said that the oil leak could result in the rear wheels locking up and drivers losing control of their vehicle. Toyota will be sending out recall notices to owners starting in mid-June. Dealers will inspect the trucks. "If rear differential components are damaged, the rear differential carrier assembly will be replaced with a new one". Read More »

Apple delays launch of 'Carpool Karaoke' series

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The Cupertino giant again planned the much-awaited premiere party yesterday ( on Monday , April 24th) but it has yet again been rescheduled to later this month. Apple Music is a subscription based service for Mac and iOS devices that costs $10 a month. Apple Music has primarily offered streaming music to its subscribers, but hoped additional exclusive video content would lure new customers. Read More »

Uber's Levandowski to step aside for duration of Waymo litigation

The embattled leader of Uber's self-driving vehicle program stepped out of that role on Thursday, the latest development in a trade secret dispute between two of the industry's leading players. "We should all be proud that our self-driving technology has been built independently, from the ground up", Levandowski wrote in the email. Uber did not immediately respond to our request for comment on the matter. Read More »

Microsoft says latest Shadow Brokers exploits already patched

The group Friday appeared to release tools created to target Windows PCs and servers, along with presentations and files purporting to detail the agency's methods of carrying out clandestine surveillance. EternalSynergy is a remote SMB exploit for Windows 8 and Server 2012. In Microsoft's blog post, the companies not only clarified the security exploits were patched. Read More »

Consumer Products Mario toys land in McDonald's Happy Meals

Just because you have an item waiting doesn't mean that you absolutely have to use it. Whether it's played in tabletop mode while waiting for food at a restaurant, in handheld mode in the back of a auto, or in TV mode at a party, there are plenty of ways for budding racers and veteran battlers to get stuck into wheel-to-wheel action. Read More »

Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years

Its semiconductor department generated 6.3 trillion won ($5.6 billion) in operating income during the first three months of this year, more than double a year earlier. News headlines from all over the world reporting on cases of users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding, and even causing 3rd-degree burns, leaving some unlucky users of the Galaxy Note 7 hospitalized. Read More »

Facebook To Make The Camera Its Augmented Reality Platform

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Spaces is now in beta stage and allows Facebook users to hang out with their friends in VR environment. In this virtual world, users can hang out with avatar versions of their friends in a virtual world. Others sniff that they might prove out as just another colossal flop to add to the hype rubbish pile along with the likes of 3DTV. Social media platform Facebook is stepping up their game by rolling out features soon to hit the site. Read More »

Acer announced the Leap Ware smartwatch, coming in July for $139

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Leap Ware, then, isn't just a pretty face. We'll see how long it lasts in practice, but on paper it's a strong stat. Overall, the watch has a 1.6-inch display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. With water resistance that can "survive an unexpected torrential downpour", Acer's watch should keep running even if splashed. The Leap Ware will come with a choice of Navy Blue or Light Brown bands, but is also compatible with any 20 mm watch band. Read More »

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

When contacted by RT to provide any details on the explosions near Damascus Airport, IDF press office repeatedly declined to comment on the incident and also refused to elaborate on Katz's statement. Hezbollah's Al-Manar television said the explosion was "probably" caused by an Israeli air strike. Intelligence sources put their numbers at 10,000 to 20,000 and say they play a significant role in military campaigns launched by the Syrian army. Read More »

Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW) Shares Sold by First Citizens Bank & Trust Co

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Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp by 8.6% in the third quarter. Among 25 analysts covering Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark law. Read More »

Samsung Rides Components Business to Highest Quarterly Profit in Three Years

Data centers around the world are also handling growing amounts of data, with more and more gadgets connected to the internet. The firm's net profit in the January-March period reached 835.7 billion won (US$739.4 million), up 322 percent from 198.1 billion won in the same period previous year, the company said in a statement. Read More »

Western Digital Corp (WDC) Position Reduced by Capstone Asset Management Co

In most recent quarter, LT Debt/Equity ratio was listed at 1.21 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was noted at 1.22. It fall, as 49 investors sold WDC shares while 223 reduced holdings. If you are reading this report on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. Read More »

House panel adds restrictions to medical marijuana bill

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One would cut the hospital provider fee revenue by $264 million; the other had to do with capital construction and transportation transfers. "I don't think it's in anywhere near shape to possibly become law", Hannon said on Thursday, noting that the committee would be receptive to discussion should the bill reappear, refined. Read More »

Medical marijuana regulations a vote from governor's desk

Media relations staffers in both the House and Senate said the House COW planned to debate and discuss the bill on April 27. Each penny is worth one percent of the total instructional allotment; a district that taxes at $1.05 would get five percent more than a district that taxes at $1. Read More »

McDonald's Happy Meals 'power up' with toys based on Mario and Friends

McDonald's and Nintendo are teaming up to bring Mario toys into Happy Meals from April 26 until May 22. Only 100 people could win so you'd have to be extremely lucky. This statement is a clear call for Nintendo to end this partnership, though, if history repeats itself, it won't happen any time soon, especially with Nintendo just releasing a new console and in need of all the advertising they can get. Read More »

Razer Announces The Lancehead Gaming Mice

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The Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse , and the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition are the two new models, and perhaps just as interesting is that they are also announcing a new version of their configuration software, dubbed Razer Synapse Pro, which is now in beta. Read More »

Investors Reviewing Stock: Nielsen Holdings plc's (NLSN)

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EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 40.43% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at -151.00%. Zacks Research uses an analyst ratings scale from 1 to 5. A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nielsen N.V.by 1,036.5% in the third quarter. Read More »

First real images of the Moto E4 Plus

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It also has a bigger, 5.5-inch touchscreen, though the 720p resolution is unchanged. The E4 Plus is expected to be priced at 190 Euro in Europe, with the 3GB variant likely to be priced above the 200 Euro mark. Interestingly, some online reports also seem to suggest that the "Plus" variant of the Moto E range will eventually go on to replace the Moto G Play, which was released past year as the most affordable handset in the Moto G lineup. Read More »

Father hangs 11-month-old girl on Facebook Live

Two video clips showing the child's murder were accessible on his Facebook page for around 24 hours before they were taken down. The video was apparently available for viewing online for nearly 24 hours until Facebook pulled it down. Jula-at Suwannin, said police have yet to question Wuttisan's 20-year-old widow because they are giving her time to grieve. The incident came less than two weeks after a man in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States broadcast himself on Facebook Live ... Read More »

Nintendo's hardware chief Genyo Takeda is retiring after 45 years

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Takeda joined Nintendo in 1971 and formed Nintendo R&D 3 in the early 1980s which was responsible for the design of the Famicom and Nintendo's later arcade machines as well as the Wii . One of Nintendo's most accomplished designers is calling it a career. That's not the only claim to fame that Takeda has to his name. Following the passing of Satoru Iwata, Takeda's name was in the hat along with Shigeru Miyamoto to become to next president of Nintendo. Read More »

Marvel Phase 4 Going Cosmic With James Gunn

Walking down red carpets at premieres, the cast of the Marvel movie have been giving an insight into the Guardians 2 and also discussing Avengers: Infinity War . In fact, by sticking with the cosmic side of the universe, perhaps there's a way to enter an era of Marvel in an alternate universe that would allow for new versions of those characters that wouldn't require the return of Robert Downey Jr . Read More »

This Is What The iPhone 8 May Look Like

By directing a "beam" of energy over such frequencies, for example those used by Wi-Fi connections, a strong and stable signal could extend the range of existing wireless charging capabilities. However, the report stops short of explaining exactly what the issues delaying the iPhone screen are. KK Leaks , OnLeaks , and Benjamin Geskin have all tweeted the image, which comes from an unknown source. Read More »

Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

Huawei's market resurge comes despite the fact that Oppo has experienced sales growth by 55 percent year-on-year. Canalys estimates 114 million smartphones shipped in China in the quarter ending 31 March 2017. Xiaomi has experienced some trouble a year ago after it fell from the third place it occupied. According to the research agency, the company is facing an "increasing pressure" from Huawei's growing presence in online segment with its sub-brand Honor. Read More »

A Redesigned iPhone 8 Set for Debut Later This Year

Apple's iPhone 8 is probably the most anticipated device to launch this year. Detailed in Apple's patent application for "Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas " is a method for transferring power to electronic devices over frequencies normally dedicated to data communications. Read More »

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS over 'interference in internal affairs'

Fire-fighters put out a truck set on fire during anti-government protests in Caracas , Venezuela , Monday, April 24, 2017. Venezuela has said it will withdraw from the Organization of American States, in reaction to pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of the country's political crisis. Read More »

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Given Sell Rating at Sanford C. Bernstein

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While taking a look at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Advanced Micro Devices , Inc. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -3.14%. Also, insider Darla M. Smith sold 23,448 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 8th. Sometimes, companies with strong fundamentals but with low annualized EPS of less than 4 or 5 % but analysts may talk about a huge turnaround in the earnings due to heavy order ... Read More »

Persona 5 Streaming Update

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Granted, the last time they published a Persona game, it was over ten years ago - Persona 4 was released on July 2008, and largely before the ubiquity of Twitch.tv livestreams and the current form of YouTube-based gaming culture that basically spoils absolutely everything about a game within hours of its launch (if not before). Read More »

Consumer Reports drops Tesla's rating over lack of automatic braking

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However, Tesla had to make sure that this safety feature could work. In August 2015, the ratings magazine awarded Tesla's Model S sedan its best-ever score . "We've been waiting for this important safety feature, which is standard equipment on much cheaper cars", Jake Fisher, director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in CT said in the magazine's story. Read More »

AT&T sheds more lucrative wireless customers in 1Q

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Institutional investors own 53.90% of the company's stock. Taylor Wealth Management Partners boosted its stake in shares of AT&T by 0.4% in the first quarter . AT&T had a return on equity of 14.15% and a net margin of 7.92%. The company, though, fell just shy of predictions for revenue, reporting $39.4 billion as opposed to the $40.1 billion expected by analysts. Read More »

Microsoft says NSA's leaked Windows hacks blocked, users secure

On Friday, the Shadow Brokers hacking group published a cache of documents revealing Windows hacking tools allegedly belonging to the NSA. Show me: Several of the nation's top bankers said many of their business customers are feeling less confident about President Trump's ability to pull off his ambitious agenda to cut taxes and roll back regulations. Read More »

Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare

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As President Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress gear up for another attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds broad public preference for keeping and improving it - including high levels of support for some of its key components. Read More »

Internet Opens Up in Cuba as Google Global Cache Makes Its…

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The nearest Google server will serve their content requests and the same would not have to travel long distances, i.e through the subsea cable connection which connects Cuba to the Internet through Venezuela. Shares of Alphabet opened lower on Thursday. Cuba's national telecom Etecsa officially inked a deal with Google back in December 2016, which was approved by the Obama administration in 2015. Read More »