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Australia issues compulsory recall of defective Takata air bags Australia issues compulsory recall of defective Takata air bags
- March 02, 2018

The ACCC has ordered automotive manufacturers, some of whom have previously fallen under the voluntary recall and others who have not, to provide a list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of the 875,000 additional affected vehicles by April 3. (more...)
Plot twist: Vero, the new popular social network, may actually be bad Plot twist: Vero, the new popular social network, may actually be bad
- March 02, 2018

The app is geared towards users, so it has no ads. Here's what you need to know. The Vero app has since buckled under the pressure and received a rather violent backlash from its users. However, ad-free apps are not free to use. The outpouring support for Vero proved to be overwhelming, to the point that it had to address users' concerns on their official Twitter account on February 25 after encountering an outage due to heavy load. (more...)
Minimum Age For Firearm Purchases Increased At Fred Meyer Stores Minimum Age For Firearm Purchases Increased At Fred Meyer Stores
- March 02, 2018

Seventeen of those locations sell firearms, including the store in Warrenton. "Kroger's vision is to serve America through food inspiration and uplift". Kroger said it is also in the process of scaling back gun departments at some stores "due to softer demand and changing customer preferences". The release says the company has not sold and will not sell AK or AR platform-style rifles, bump stocks or high-capacity magazines for those firearms. (more...)
Former Florida teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with teen Former Florida teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with teen
- March 02, 2018

Investigators believe the two have been in a relationship since November. The eighth-grade student reportedly told his parents about the relationship earlier this week, which led them to contact police. Ferri's father, Phillip Peterson , who is a New Smyrna Beach attorney represents his daughter in her ongoing divorce case. According to the boy, Peterson told him he could not tell anyone about their relationship when they were together alone. (more...)
Much-Needed V6 Mercedes X-Class Arrives With 258 HP Much-Needed V6 Mercedes X-Class Arrives With 258 HP
- March 02, 2018

It produces 258 horsepower and a maximum torque of 406 lb-f that is available from 1,400 rpm to 3,200 rpm. As promised when the four-cylinder X-Class launched past year, a V6 version has now joined the range with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. (more...)
Has $21.20 Million Position in Apple Inc. (AAPL) Has $21.20 Million Position in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
- March 02, 2018

The institutional investor held 80,353 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.46M, up from 71,164 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. (more...)
Amazon Seems To Have Leaked Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 Amazon Seems To Have Leaked Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3
- March 02, 2018

Well, it looks like Amazon let the cat out of the bag early on Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 . If not, the below screencap shows it anyway. It has been a while since last time we heard some news concerning the Plants vs. It'll be interesting to see if EA dare to send Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 out with them. Especially after so much recent controversy concerning their use. (more...)
Reading Holi Festival celebrations postponed after snowfall Reading Holi Festival celebrations postponed after snowfall
- March 02, 2018

The festival of Holi has begun today and the festival will be played across the country on 2 March 2018. Time to smear your dear ones with gulal , enjoy the playful exchange with water gun, savour the festive sweet Gujiya and have thandai with friends and family, bidding goodbye to the winters. (more...)
Why has Nintendo pulled user reviews for Switch games so quickly? Why has Nintendo pulled user reviews for Switch games so quickly?
- March 02, 2018

Surpriiiiiiiise, Outlast is available now on Nintendo Switch. It appears that they kept true to that promise, and is following it up with an Outlast 2 release on the Switch as well. As part of the review system, users were asked to identify themselves as a "Nintendo fan", "Core Gamer", "Casual player", or "Parent". Outlast was first released in 2013 on PC before making its way to consoles in 2014. (more...)
ARP Americas LP Invests $497000 in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Stock
- March 02, 2018

Egerton Capital Uk Llp sold 857,262 shares as the company's stock rose 23.27% with the market. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,170 shares of the company's stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 1,570 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
School In Ghana Doesn't Have PCs, Teacher Draws Windows On Blackboard Instead School In Ghana Doesn't Have PCs, Teacher Draws Windows On Blackboard Instead
- March 02, 2018

The photos gained prominence after a popular Ghanaian comedian (who is also a teacher ) shared it with his 140,000 Facebook fans and later picked up by global websites and tech enthusiasts on the continent. The software company responded by pledging to send Akoto a computer and give him access to its education material. The original Facebook post quickly gained traction on other social media until someone tweeted the photo to Microsoft. (more...)
Rubio announces senate plan to address gun violence Rubio announces senate plan to address gun violence
- March 02, 2018

Senator Rubio's plan involves a gun violence restraining order . During a CNN town hall last week , he was booed by parents and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a gunman killed 17 last month. Republicans are lining up behind the Fix NICS (National Instant Background Check System) Act, which would enforce current law by ensuring that states and agencies provide criminal records to the NICS, while penalizing those that don't. (more...)
Syria War : More than 500 dead as Assad Violates UN Ceasefire Syria War : More than 500 dead as Assad Violates UN Ceasefire
- March 02, 2018

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Thursday reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for "a full and immediate implementation" of the Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire. Residents walk amid the rubble of buildings which were destroyed earlier in government air strikes, in the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region. (more...)
US parents allegedly beat daughter for months then staged accidental death scene US parents allegedly beat daughter for months then staged accidental death scene
- March 02, 2018

According to court records, the ten-year-old girl who was allegedly killed by her mother and stepfather in Stockton Springs suffered months of physical abuse. The family had been living in Bangor before moving to Stockton Springs last fall, he said. They said they chose the tiled kitchen floor so it would hurt more. (more...)
LG G7 'Concept' Spotted: Notch That Exciting LG G7 'Concept' Spotted: Notch That Exciting
- March 02, 2018

While many smartphone manufacturers chose to unveil their flagships at the #MWC2018, there were some like LG, that settled for a software updates. In terms of hardware the phone has a Snapdragon 845 and alongside it sits 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. (more...)
IPhone X: So Bad It's Good IPhone X: So Bad It's Good
- March 02, 2018

As far as the leak is concerned, one can take a close look at the photos that surfaced on the Internet a while ago. This leaked image is said to be of a prototype of the OnePlus 6 which means that this design may or may not be finalized by the company for its next flagship smartphone. (more...)
Twitter Users Can Now Bookmark Tweets Twitter Users Can Now Bookmark Tweets
- March 02, 2018

Click on the " Add Tweet to Bookmark " button . You have the option of sharing a tweet with another user via Direct Message , or you can use the Share Tweet Via option to share it in other ways. Not many fancied that method because it is more like you are endorsing a tweet even when you are actually not. Users can access their bookmarks via the slide-out menu. (more...)
Fitbit's Cheaper Mass Market Smartwatch Exposed In Leaked Photos Fitbit's Cheaper Mass Market Smartwatch Exposed In Leaked Photos
- March 02, 2018

Importantly, Fitbit CEO James Park during the recent investor call divulged the plans to launch a smartwatch with "mass appeal" and efforts to expand the existing smartwatch category, adding credibility to the rumour. "We don't have news to share at this time, but you'll be amongst the first to know when we do". "It wants this to be something that will appeal to a larger, more general smartwatch audience", they told us. (more...)
Microsoft's newest Combat Tech Xbox Wireless Controllers embraces a traditional army look Microsoft's newest Combat Tech Xbox Wireless Controllers embraces a traditional army look
- March 02, 2018

You can preorder the Combat Tech Special Edition controller right now on the Microsoft Store , but it should be available at other retailers soon. Dubbed the Tech series, they were inspired by military technology and "performance patterns found in combat vehicles". (more...)
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) Given "Buy" Rating at Royal Bank of Canada
- March 02, 2018

About 4.48M shares traded or 61.54% up from the average. (NASDAQ:ICON) has declined 13.52% since February 28, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 3,309 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 878 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Final Fantasy 15 and The Sims are having a crossover Final Fantasy 15 and The Sims are having a crossover
- March 02, 2018

The Sims 4 Pack consists of the Llama Suit and the iconic green Plumbob that will hover over the player's head, both wearable by Noctis in single-player as well as by the multiplayer avatar. Final Fantasy and The Sims : These aren't two franchises you usually expect to see in the same sentence. While Origin and Steam offer the aforementioned costumes, the Windows Store version has cross-play support for Comrades , as well as the ability to share save data, with the game on Xbox One. (more...)
Ascend Capital LLC Purchases New Holdings in American Tower Corp (AMT)
- March 02, 2018

Winslow Capital Management Llc who had been investing in American Tower Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $58.31B market cap company. Telemark Asset Management Llc, which manages about $460.03 million and $486.41M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Axon Enterprise Inc by 50,000 shares to 450,000 shares, valued at $10.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
Inc. Has $17.05 Million Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
- March 02, 2018

Overall, 9.55 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 11.25 Million shares. Canaccord Genuity maintained QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) rating on Thursday, November 5. Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc.'s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $551,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. (NYSE:STZ) for 3,485 shares. Sei Co has invested 0% in Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU). (more...)
Apple Watch 3 gets more support for winter sports Apple Watch 3 gets more support for winter sports
- March 02, 2018

Apple is also making that fact known and has officially announced that its new smartwatch is now capable of tracking skiing and snowboarding activities. What sort if metrics will be measured? The Snocru and Ski Tracks apps offer similar functionality; plus, Snocru now lets you track your runs entirely from your Apple Watch while Ski Tracks supports 17 different snow workouts-everything from downhill skiing to snowshoeing. (more...)
Symmetry Peak Management Decreased Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Holding; Campbell & Company Investment
- March 02, 2018

It also reduced its holding in Select Sector Health Care Spdr (XLV) by 15,543 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,251 shares, and cut its stake in Energy Select Sector Spdr Etf (XLE). (NYSE:NWL). Stephens Inc Ar reported 6,267 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Actually, firms emphasize that ratings are not advice and that investment decisions should not be made exclusively on an analyst rating. (more...)