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Qualcomm To Help Chinese Firms Bring Commercial 5G Devices By 2019 Qualcomm To Help Chinese Firms Bring Commercial 5G Devices By 2019
- January 26, 2018

Meanwhile, Canalys says the world's largest smartphone market (China) ended its growth streak with a 4% decline in 2017 to 459 million units-caused in large part by a surprising 14% year-on-year contraction in the fourth quarter to 113 million units. (more...)
Victim testimony raises settlement pressure in US Nassar suit Victim testimony raises settlement pressure in US Nassar suit
- January 26, 2018

This sentencing covers seven of the 10 counts, with another sentencing for the remaining counts expected later this month. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina , who handed down his sentence Wednesday, gave her the credit. In the email, Andrea Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer for The Children's Gym, wrote , "At this time, we have made a decision to disconnect from USA Gymnastics until they restructure their mission and priorities to meet the standard of ours". (more...)
Trump Campaign Releases Ad Calling Democrats 'Complicit' In Murder Trump Campaign Releases Ad Calling Democrats 'Complicit' In Murder
- January 26, 2018

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being " complicit " in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the US illegally. "I will break out soon and I will kill more , kill whoever gets in front of me", the illegal alien said as he smiled in the courtroom, Breitbart News reported. (more...)
Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction — George Soros Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction — George Soros
- January 26, 2018

Billionaire investor George Soros has warned that the "survival of our entire civilization is at stake" in a stark warning to the global elites gathered at Davos this week. He also described Russian Federation under President Vladimir Putin as a "mafia state" and called United States President Donald Trump a "danger to the world". (more...)
Proposed Illinois Law Would Ban Tackle Football For Kids Under 12 Proposed Illinois Law Would Ban Tackle Football For Kids Under 12
- January 26, 2018

A group that includes former NFL players and physicians is unveiling a proposed law in IL which would ban all tackle football for athletes younger than 12 in the state. "I don't know when, but I found out there's some things you can do to abate the decline that happens in all of us. I can also point to times when he was just overwhelmed with anger and depression", says Tregg. (more...)
Facebook is down for some users and they're freaking out Facebook is down for some users and they're freaking out
- January 26, 2018

According to DownDetector , users in Europe, both the east and west coasts of the U.S., and those in Brazil were particularly affected. 43pc of Facebook users who reported problems to Down Detector, a website which tracks web page crashes, said that they were experiencing a complete outage. (more...)
Indians' morning texts fill up internet Indians' morning texts fill up internet
- January 26, 2018

Puzzled by why one in three smartphone users in India was running out of space on their phones every day, researchers from Google found that it was because of a flood of "Good Morning" messages, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. (more...)
Smart home arrives in Ireland as Amazon launches Alexa and Echo Smart home arrives in Ireland as Amazon launches Alexa and Echo
- January 26, 2018

Other Amazon Echo alternatives deliver wonderful sound quality. Vesper Homes - which describes itself as "a PropTech agency" - says tenants often complain of non-responsive landlords and letting agents when it comes to reporting issues with their property, so using Alexa should avoid similar difficulties. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 could be unveiled alongside the Xiaomi Mi 7 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 could be unveiled alongside the Xiaomi Mi 7
- January 26, 2018

Following the unparalleled success of the Redmi Note 4 previous year, Xiaomi is ready to launch the successor - the Redmi Note 5 - which we've been hearing about a lot over the past few weeks. Powering the handset is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. The production of these two Redmi Note 5 models has already begun. Importantly, the Snapdragon 632 is expected to be an underclocked variant of the Snapdragon 636 though may have some advancements over the Snapdragon 630. (more...)
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) - Most Active Stock of Wednesday The Walt Disney Company (DIS) - Most Active Stock of Wednesday
- January 26, 2018

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $1.03 million activity. Blume Capital Management Inc sold 15,492 shares as the company's stock rose 4.75% with the market. Moreover, Affinity Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Co has 0.04% invested in SkyWest, Inc. Among 6 analysts covering SkyWest ( NASDAQ:SKYW ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. (more...)
Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets Apple now has almost 30 self-driving vehicles roaming California streets
- January 26, 2018

Apple is believed to have shifted focus to creating autonomous auto technology after its plan to build an entire vehicle suffered technical delays, employee departures, and poor focus. It's going to take a long time for Apple to catch up with these companies but the expansion of its fleet is an indication that the company remains committed to its self-driving technology project and that's a good sign. (more...)
Minnie Mouse honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Minnie Mouse honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- January 26, 2018

Minnie Mouse made her debut alongside her onscreen partner Mickey Mouse in 1928-movie, Steamboat Willie . "I'm so grateful and I want to thank all my friends from around the world". Yesterday was National Polka Dot Day, and who better to embody the holiday than Minnie Mouse? He was followed by other Disney characters such as Donald Duck , Tinkerbelle, Winnie the Pooh, Snow White and Kermit the Frog. (more...)
Did the Oscars finally get things right? Did the Oscars finally get things right?
- January 26, 2018

Not far behind was " Dunkirk ", Christopher Nolan's war epic, which landed eight nominations, including best picture , director (Nolan's first for directing) and cinematography, but no acting prizes. Let's face it: In our real world - you know, everywhere outside of Hollywood - the previous year has been a fairly disheartening stretch of time for women, minorities, and progressive ideas in general. (more...)
Samsung To Unveil Galaxy S9 With Camera Upgrade on February 25 Samsung To Unveil Galaxy S9 With Camera Upgrade on February 25
- January 26, 2018

Rumors are already beginning to fly about the Galaxy S9's design and features, and we're rounding them up in preparation for the phone's launch on the evening of February 26 in Barcelona. The next big thing from Samsung is nearly here, and it's all about the cameras this time. Alphabet Inc's (NASDAQ: GOOG , NASDAQ: GOOGL ) Pixel smartphones have become popular largely due to their photo taking capabilities. (more...)
New BMW 8-Series Coupe Gears Up For High-Speed Endurance Tests New BMW 8-Series Coupe Gears Up For High-Speed Endurance Tests
- January 26, 2018

Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves for the throaty noise that is the song of the all-new BMW 8-series. "The vehicle dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive" says Klaus Fröhlich BMW Group Board Member, Development, discussing the initial track tests. (more...)
IOS 11.3 will let iPhone users switch off Apple's performance throttling 'feature' IOS 11.3 will let iPhone users switch off Apple's performance throttling 'feature'
- January 26, 2018

There's also Health Records in the Health app, music videos in Apple Music, a new Video group in For You in Apple News, HomeKit authentication and support for Advanced Mobile Location, which is created to automatically send the user's location when they get in touch with emergency services in supported markets. (more...)
Twitter Prepares Snapchat-Like Feature for Easy Video Sharing Twitter Prepares Snapchat-Like Feature for Easy Video Sharing
- January 26, 2018

This means that it could change significantly in the next few months before an eventual launch, if that happens. To share video on Twitter, users have to click a button to compose a tweet, select the camera icon and then tap a red video icon in the lower left corner of the screen. (more...)
Google adds more personalization options to its Ads Settings tool Google adds more personalization options to its Ads Settings tool
- January 26, 2018

At first, you might feel tempted to press on them, and maybe even throw some money down on whatever it is they're trying to sell. The expansion of this tool will likely lead to more ads getting removed and provide more relevancy signals to Google to improve targeting and performance. (more...)
Apple touts modifications in newest model of iOS 11 Apple touts modifications in newest model of iOS 11
- January 26, 2018

In an unusual move, Apple has put out a press release that previews the changes in an upcoming dot revision to iOS , iOS 11 .3, due out sometime in the northern hemisphere spring. iPhone X users will discover new Animojis. While Apple seeks to earn back the trust of iPhone users with battery improvements , its Business Chat service is more important for mobile marketers that cater to tech-savvy customers who interact and make purchases on a smartphone. (more...)
Apple to Battle Amazon with Revamped Books Store Apple to Battle Amazon with Revamped Books Store
- January 26, 2018

There are new icons for book categories and other app sections, including a new icon for the "Reading Now" feature mentioned in the original report. However as recent data shows Amazon almost monopolizing the USA e-books market, Apple appears ready and willing to jump back in and reclaim its former, competitive edge. (more...)
Apple's HomePod smart speaker will ship February 9th Apple's HomePod smart speaker will ship February 9th
- January 25, 2018

It also can be used in stereo with another HomePod and if users want to put HomePods throughout the home to listen to audio in different rooms, they can. These are central features for a home speaker, but they will arrive later this year via a software update. So Apple is facing plenty of competition as it tries to make a mark as a late entry into the market. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)- Hot Watch List After Analysts Reviews
- January 25, 2018

The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $71.14. About 229,894 shares traded or 131.96% up from the average. The opening price for Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NYSE:JPM) was sold by Giles Nicole on Saturday, January 13. Ironwood Llc owns 2,607 shares. Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $239.12 million activity. (more...)
Volunteers needed for Saturday's homeless count Volunteers needed for Saturday's homeless count
- January 25, 2018

Homelessness in the Los Angeles area has worsened in recent years, even as other cities and communities nationwide saw decreases. "We try to work with people", he said. Mantooth said he showed up Wednesday to get a warm blanket and to share his appreciation for the volunteers who have made helping the homeless part of their lives. (more...)
Two security flaws found in Tinder by Researchers Two security flaws found in Tinder by Researchers
- January 25, 2018

Names and personal information are not at risk since they are encrypted. Attackers can see images downloaded by Tinder users and do a lot more thanks to some security flaws in the dating app . When the Tinder app shows you a new dating profile, it does so by making a non-encrypted HTTP request over the network. After undergoing the responsible disclosure procedure with Tinder's security team, Checkmarx's Security Research Team chose to release their research describing two major ... (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) - Ownership Status Turns Critical
- January 25, 2018

Volume in the last session has decreased compared with UN's average trading volume. The Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc holds 21,000 shares with $3.59M value, up from 16,000 last quarter. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by Burlington Stores, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 197.14% EPS growth. Fiera invested in 0% or 7,333 shares. (more...)