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Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is a limited run swansong Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is a limited run swansong
- February 21, 2018

Packing more power than before, thanks to the development of Lotus' signature supercharged V6 engine, it's a suitable send off for such a respected and highly capable sports vehicle. You also get variable, six-position traction control, with five levels ranging from 1 percent slip to 12 percent slip to off. "The development of the original 3-Eleven focused our thoughts on a Lotus of pure simplicity and advanced our thinking on the sports cars of the future". (more...)
PUBG Corp Testing Ping-Based Matchmaking This Week PUBG Corp Testing Ping-Based Matchmaking This Week
- February 21, 2018

The new map was announced a year ago, and is expected to feature a landscape pulled from the area around the Adriatic Sea . That's not to say that development on new features has completely stalled; they've teased the idea that a new map is under development. (more...)
Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company
- February 21, 2018

Ernesto Sgroi, president of the governing board of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority, said the reduction in power generation would start Sunday and is not expected to interrupt service. The rebuilding and re-envisioning of Puerto Rico's electric grid will ultimately create a cleaner and more resilient grid, with far more modern technologies brought to bear. (more...)
Sell or Hold action? NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- February 21, 2018

Hudson sold 3,052 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The company has a market capitalization of $151,950.00, a PE ratio of 51.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.82 and a beta of 1.43. (more...)
Walmart eyes 40% stake in Flipkart of India Walmart eyes 40% stake in Flipkart of India
- February 21, 2018

SoftBank's objections to Walmart's investment in Flipkart has also been reported by Mint . Terms under discussion were not revealed but Flipkart would be valued at more than $12 billion, according to the report . This would enable the American retail giant to open retail outlets in the country which it now can not do directly because of certain FDI restrictions on overseas investment. (more...)
Honing in on Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)
- February 21, 2018

The shares now trade at $17.95 and have been able to report a change of -2.45% over the past one week. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI ) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Activision Blizzard in the fourth quarter valued at $125,000. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share. (more...)
What the Tech: Ad blockers What the Tech: Ad blockers
- February 20, 2018

Websites using such ads, for example, will be categorized as "failed" and will have all of their ads blocked when viewed on Chrome. While Google's effort is expected to block only a small percentage of ads, it aims to counter a growing movement to install third-party ad blockers which filter all such advertisements and could be a threat to firms relying on online revenues. (more...)
Snapchat Launches Additional GIF Support With New GIPHY Partnership Snapchat Launches Additional GIF Support With New GIPHY Partnership
- February 20, 2018

In the coming week, Snapchat is rolling out new tabs on the Friends and Discover pages. When it comes to the war between Instagram and Snapchat, we're usually covering the features that the former borrows from the latter. To use the new feature, users can tap on the sticker icon on the main page, type in the search field, and a new GIF section will reveal various stickers related to the search. (more...)
Cetera Advisors LLC Purchases Shares of 1843 Lam Research Co. (LRCX)
- February 20, 2018

Marriott Intl Inc New now has $50.10 billion valuation. The fund owned 2,087 shares of the semiconductor company's stock after selling 1,253 shares during the quarter. The stock of Walmart Inc. HSBC upgraded Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) on Friday, September 15 to "Buy" rating . Varadarajan Seshasayee sold $5.47M worth of stock or 25,453 shares. (more...)
Police denies militant attack on Air Force Station in Pulwama district Police denies militant attack on Air Force Station in Pulwama district
- February 20, 2018

According to police, "At around 1800 hrs, terrorists fired bullets and lobbed grenades at Malangpora water point outside Awantipora Air Force station". He is survived by four sons and a daughter. "The man was barefoot, without any warm clothes and had no identity card", he said, adding that a case has been registered into the incident. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Remastered Heading to PS4 and Xbox One in March Burnout Paradise Remastered Heading to PS4 and Xbox One in March
- February 20, 2018

Pre-orders are available now. EA says that Burnout Paradise Remastered will feature a variety of technical enhancements on console, including high resolution textures and the option to experience Paradise City in 4K at 60FPS on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X . (more...)
Microsoft announces Xbox Games with Gold for March 2018 Microsoft announces Xbox Games with Gold for March 2018
- February 20, 2018

Several highlights this week for Xbox One owners include Battlefield 1 Revolution ($19.80), Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition ($10.00), Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition ($30.00). The popular online game offers a free battle royale mode comprable to that of the infamous PUBG as well as weekly updates, an incredibly transparent developer company, and a record breaking player base! The second half of the month goes away from whimsy and fairy tales to the realm of ... (more...)
Malaysia's 4G speed among slowest in the world, report shows Malaysia's 4G speed among slowest in the world, report shows
- February 20, 2018

Speaking of the numbers achieved by India , the 4G network coverage increased from 84.03% to 86.26%, but at the same time, it slipped three places down and secured 14th place in the list. The average 2G network speed across the country is 0.1 Mbps, 3G network speed is 4.4 Mbps, 4G/LTE speed is 16.6 Mbps, and average Wi-Fi speed is 9.9 Mbps. (more...)
Samsung sharply reduced its OLED display production Samsung sharply reduced its OLED display production
- February 20, 2018

This is significantly less than initially planned between 45 and 50 million units. The reason is Apple's decision to reduce production of its iPhone X model. Currently, Samsung Display dominates the mobile OLED market with a market share of more than 95%. With Chinese display manufacturers expected to challenge Samsung in the OLED market down the line, it would make sense for the company to cater to more companies who want to make the switch to bezel-less OLED panels for their mid-range ... (more...)
Android apps now support split-screen in Chrome OS's tablet mode Android apps now support split-screen in Chrome OS's tablet mode
- February 20, 2018

These builds are certainly not meant for public consumption. With Chrome OS slated to land on tablet form factors, it's important that features like split-screen support for Android apps are present. Just drag and hold one app to the left or right side of the screen, and once it's in place, you can place a second application on the other side. This automatic URL trimming is only available for Chrome in versions 64 and higher, so you will need to update it to the latest version so you can ... (more...)
Samsung new SSD hard drive is industry's biggest at 30 TB Samsung new SSD hard drive is industry's biggest at 30 TB
- February 20, 2018

In addition to the doubled capacity, performance levels have risen significantly and are almost twice that of Samsung's previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD. Samsung has managed to cram 30.72 TB of storage space into a 2.5-inch drive format unit, which it hopes will help accelerate the move from hard drives to solid state storage in enterprise systems. (more...)
Here Are All The Things Windows 10 On ARM Can't Do
- February 20, 2018

Fortunately, companies like ASUS, HP, and Lenovo have already showcased their notebooks that are running ARM-based Snapdragon 835 chipsets, and while the pricing of these devices has been unveiled, they will be available later in the year. (more...)
Townsend & Associates Inc Takes $1.47 Million Position in Ford Motor (F) Townsend & Associates Inc Takes $1.47 Million Position in Ford Motor (F)
- February 20, 2018

Benchmark Capital Advisors who had been investing in General Motors Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $57.63B market cap company. More interesting news about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "Ford: Is It Worth Staying Long For The Dividend?" published on February 16, 2018 as well as Usnews.com's news article titled: "Ford Earnings Preview: What To Expect From F Stock" with publication date: January 22, 2018. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins gets conflict-free exploration mode and New Game + tomorrow Assassin's Creed Origins gets conflict-free exploration mode and New Game + tomorrow
- February 20, 2018

This means that Easy mode is now Normal mode, Normal mode is now Hard mode and so on. The launch date is February 20th, and it comes out together with the equally long-awaited Discovery Tour mode . This includes targets, discovered territories, location and quest completion, Senu's perception, quest items, and papyri. Your hidden blade will be unequipped, but the crafting status will carry over once you reach that point in the story. (more...)
Spain set for European Central Bank post after Ireland withdraws candidate Spain set for European Central Bank post after Ireland withdraws candidate
- February 20, 2018

The decision leaves the way open for the only other nominee, Spain's Luis de Guindos , to become the ECB's next vice-president. Pending ratification De Guindos will become European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's number two, replacing Portuguese Vítor Constancio in Frankfurt in spring. (more...)
Google Tez payments service upgrades its features Google Tez payments service upgrades its features
- February 20, 2018

According to the Google's Next Billion Users initiative chief Caser Sengupta, the app has over 12 million users in India. You only have to do this once for each biller account, because after that, all you have to do is tap on "Pay bill", enter your UPI PIN, and your bill will be paid. (more...)
Super Mario Encyclopedia Set to Finally Release in US Super Mario Encyclopedia Set to Finally Release in US
- February 20, 2018

People can find it in Germany and Spain as Super Mario Encyclopedia: Die Ersten 30 Jahre and Enciclopedia Super Mario Bros 30ª Aniversario, respectively. He has worked on virtually every Super Mario project since then. The 256-page book actually sounds like it might double as something of a strategy guide for the series. (more...)
Microsoft expands digital assistant Cortana's home automation skills Microsoft expands digital assistant Cortana's home automation skills
- February 20, 2018

Cortana now has more ways to control your smart home, through a new range of devices, along with the If This Then That ( IFTTT ) automation platform. To set up their connected home with the digital assistant, users need to open Cortana on Windows 10 or go to the Cortana app on their phone, click Notebook and then click Connected Home. (more...)
Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals Almost Everything Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
- February 20, 2018

While the Galaxy S9 Plus will have a sightly bigger 6.2-inch display . Galaxy S9 is expected to launch in four colours of Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue and a very pretty Lilac Purple. Bixby hasn't been received well and usage appears to be nonexistent, while Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple's Siri have all been progressing steadily. (more...)
Google reveals major Microsoft security flaw before a fix is issued Google reveals major Microsoft security flaw before a fix is issued
- February 20, 2018

This is meant to give developers and companies time to release a fix, which means that even after the report is published, the vulnerability would no longer be valid. It remains to be seen if it will make this touted deadline. The 90 day disclosure policy is presented by Google as a way to pressure software makers to quickly resolve issues after they've been found. (more...)