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Showtime for SpaceX's big new Falcon Heavy rocket Showtime for SpaceX's big new Falcon Heavy rocket
- February 07, 2018

Falcon Heavy was created on the basis of the Falcon 9 rocket. Should it work, Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two and highest payload launch vehicle to reach orbit after the Saturn V moon rocket. (more...)
The Google+ app is getting a The Google+ app is getting a "brand new version" on Android
- February 07, 2018

While the UI should remain mostly unchanged, Deegan says that there are improvements to scrolling and rendering, there's a new design for photo lightboxes, and there are tweaks to Google+'s comments (such as the ability for author's to see greyed-out spam comments). (more...)
Here's What You Need to Know about the FBI Memo Controversy Here's What You Need to Know about the FBI Memo Controversy
- February 07, 2018

Even as Democrats described it as inaccurate, some Republicans quickly cited the memo - released over the objections of the FBI and Justice Department - in their arguments that Mueller's investigation is politically tainted. A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against US President Donald Trump . (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey Producer Ends Debate Over Toad's Terrifying Head Super Mario Odyssey Producer Ends Debate Over Toad's Terrifying Head
- February 07, 2018

Yoshiaki Koizumi, the game's producer, spends nearly three minutes going over important topics like why Mario has nipples , but no visible belly button. "So, we're jumping right into that question, are we?" Koizumi seemed surprised by the question, as he "never really expect [it] to be a topic among fans". (more...)
Elon Musk prepares to fire Tesla Roadster into space
- February 07, 2018

The auto has one passenger - Starman - a dummy wearing SpaceX's own spacesuit , with one elbow propped up on the door of the vehicle and the other holding the steering wheel. Typically, SpaceX lands one rocket back on Earth - not three almost simultaneously. SpaceX will attempt to land two of the boosters on land - and one on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. (more...)
International Olympic Committee considering appeal against Cas ruling on Russian doping bans International Olympic Committee considering appeal against Cas ruling on Russian doping bans
- February 07, 2018

This prompted ex-WADA president Dick Pound, a long-standing and senior International Olympic Committee member, to strongly criticise the IOC's handling of the Russian crisis. Jim Walden is the legal representative for the whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia's anti doping laboratory and the man who masterminded the "hole in the wall" swapping of dirty urine samples for clean ones during the Sochi Winter Olympics . (more...)
Military Deployed Due to Norovirus Outbreak Ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics Military Deployed Due to Norovirus Outbreak Ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 07, 2018

Pence spoke before departing Monday for a six-day swing through Asia that will be highlighted by his stop at the Pyeongchang Games. North Korea told the South that the 280-member group, which plans to cross the land border Wednesday morning, will also include officials from North Korea's Olympic committee, journalists and members of a taekwondo demonstration team, Seoul's Unification Ministry said . (more...)
Snap stock soars on first ever better-than-expected earnings Snap stock soars on first ever better-than-expected earnings
- February 07, 2018

Given the massive losses the company is still generating each quarter, and the fact that it's not really lowering quarterly expenses, will Snap realistically be able to turn a profit, or just break even any time soon? This increase seemed to calm investor fears that Snapchat is a mere has-been destined to get trampled by Facebook , which has copied some of Snapchat's most important features. (more...)
Super Bowl Ratings are Down, but 103 Million People Watched Super Bowl Ratings are Down, but 103 Million People Watched
- February 06, 2018

About 300 people gathered at a park as temperatures hovered around 2 above zero with wind chills in the subzero teens and marched peacefully a couple miles to the stadium, where a lot of them took a knee outside a security gate in imitation of Colin Kaepernick. (more...)
Walmart's tech incubator buys VR start-up Spatialand Walmart's tech incubator buys VR start-up Spatialand
- February 06, 2018

It used to be the case we traveled to a store and bought things, then the Internet came along and we started buying online. Past year the company was involved with Walmart's Store No. Finnegan, who has been overseeing the Store No. 8 incubator, will serve as interim CEO of the new virtual reality company. This will be in addition to her role at the innovation lab, the blog explained. (more...)
Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for businesses that subscribe to competitors Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for businesses that subscribe to competitors
- February 06, 2018

To facilitate the move, Microsoft says that new customers can take advantage of FastTrack for a "smooth transition to OneDrive and Office 365". The Azure, Office 365, and OneDrive platforms are the driving forces behind CEO Satya Nadella's long-term vision for the company in a world in which PC sales have shrunk and software like Office apps and the Windows operating system are either given away for free or sold through a subscription. (more...)
FNY Partners Fund LP Has $316000 Holdings in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
- February 06, 2018

Causeway Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM ) by 6.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sell-side analysts that regularly cover the stock have offered price targets and recommendations on Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. (more...)
Apple considering reimbursing customers who paid $79 for battery replacement Apple considering reimbursing customers who paid $79 for battery replacement
- February 06, 2018

In December, it was revealed that Apple used software updates to slow down the performance of some iPhones, a decision the company defended by saying it prevented devices from erratically shutting down. Apple is considering offering rebates to customers that paid full price for a battery replacement , reports MacRumors . This program only applies to iPhone 7 . (more...)
France Wants People to Stop Pulling Over to Use Their Phones France Wants People to Stop Pulling Over to Use Their Phones
- February 06, 2018

Previously, the law was that if anyone is circulating in traffic, it is illegal to use a phone. It remains to be seen if the new phone rules result in a decrease in road deaths. The ruling follows a fine repeal from a driver who was parked at a roundabout with his hazard lights on. France lately has introduced several new laws to check the rising accident rate. (more...)
GM posts $12.8B in 2017 earnings
- February 06, 2018

For the full year, the company had earnings of $6.65 per share on revenue of $145.6 billion . General Motors ( NYSE:GM ) traded up $1.22 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $40.76. On 1/16/2018 Barry L Engle II, Insider, sold 50,443 with an average share price of $45.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,269,935.00. (more...)
World Premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Highlights Report World Premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Highlights Report
- February 06, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an all-new A-Class, which will go on sale in March. Its luggage compartment is 370 litres - 29 litres more than in the preceding model. Driver assistance tech from the S-Class has trickled down to the A-Class, with the combination of Active Distance Assist and Active Steering Assist providing semi-autonomous capability, including the ability to adjust the vehicle's speed for upcoming corners, intersections, and roundabouts. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Stays in First Place on UK Sales Chart Monster Hunter World Stays in First Place on UK Sales Chart
- February 06, 2018

That's right, Monster Hunter World has taken over the as the top Xbox Game! Monster Hunter: World puts you in a living, breathing ecosystem as a hunter that seeks and slays ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles that unfold across the vast ever-changing terrain. (more...)
Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write Grammarly patches bug that could expose everything you write
- February 06, 2018

Project Zero researcher Travis Ormandy called the vulnerability a "high-severity bug" since it severely violates users' expectations of privacy and security. The security issue potentially affected text saved in the Grammarly Editor. A Grammarly spokesperson stated that they are monitoring actively for detecting unusual acts. (more...)
PS4's System Software Update Includes Wallpaper Customization, Quick Menu Enhancement, and More PS4's System Software Update Includes Wallpaper Customization, Quick Menu Enhancement, and More
- February 06, 2018

Finally , PS4 update 5 .50 throws in Supersampling, which as previously reported allows users to enjoy select games with improved visuals even when played on a TV packing a resolution of 1080p or below. There will also be a "PS Plus" tab that sorts out which games have been acquired by simply subscribing to the service, with lapsed players seeing a locked icon until their re-subscription. (more...)
Infinix Hot S3 launched in India, price starts at INR 8999 Infinix Hot S3 launched in India, price starts at INR 8999
- February 06, 2018

The price for the latter 64 GB variant is ₹10,999 which sounds convincing. The Infinix Hot S3 will be exclusively available on Flipkart starting 12 PM, February 12. This is a selfie phone with decent specifications . The Infinix Hot S3 is not bezel-less but the company has trimmed the bezels on the sides of the display to some extent. (more...)
Kia teases new Ceed ahead of Geneva show reveal Kia teases new Ceed ahead of Geneva show reveal
- February 06, 2018

It's thought this mystery model could be a small SUV, or a sleek "shooting brake" estate . The new family hatch looks set to retain Kia's signature "tiger nose" grille that was introduced by former Audi designer Peter Schreyer as a way of helping the company's products to stand out from the crowd. (more...)
Hyundai's new Santa Fe revealed in Korea Hyundai's new Santa Fe revealed in Korea
- February 06, 2018

The look of the new Santa Fe will point the way for the styling of the firm's forthcoming SUVs. Hyundai is calling these fixtures "twin headlights", and if the Nissan Juke and pre-facelift Jeep Cherokee are any indication, it's not entirely clear which units are the main beams and which are the daytime running lamps. (more...)
Stocks crater, Dow and S&P erase year-to-date gains Stocks crater, Dow and S&P erase year-to-date gains
- February 06, 2018

A sharp decline in stocks quickly turned into a sensational selloff Monday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped by 1,600 points before closing the day down by 1175 points , or 4.6%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index , the benchmark most professional investors and many index funds use, skidded 113.19 points , or 4.1 per cent, to 2,648.94. (more...)
Viavi Solutions Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:VIAV)
- February 06, 2018

Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new stake in Viavi Solutions during the third quarter worth $102,000. Comerica Bank now owns 255,467 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock valued at $2,557,000 after purchasing an additional 10,544 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
HTC U11+ in India for Rs 56990 HTC U11+ in India for Rs 56990
- February 06, 2018

The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. HTC U11 + features the company's Edge Sense technology, which allows users to launch the camera and snap photos, call up a voice assistant, and open any app with a single squeeze. (more...)