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BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patents
- March 08, 2018

The company seems to be using its tens of thousands of patents as a kind of business model. BlackBerry is asking that Facebook be ordered to stop providing its primary app as well as Facebook Messenger, Workplace Chat, WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram applications and websites. (more...)
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P support winding down, no Android P incoming Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P support winding down, no Android P incoming
- March 08, 2018

Among the features Google is now previewing is support for the cut out displays (i.e. the notch ). The latest version of Android is available now for developers to try out. Indoor position with WiFi RRT that would help developers to get accurate indoor positioning. Pixel 2 devices will also have support for Qualcomm's Hexagon HVX driver, giving developers further improvements in performance on those devices. (more...)
Watch, Champions League: Juventus through as Higuain, Dybala stun Tottenham Hotspur Watch, Champions League: Juventus through as Higuain, Dybala stun Tottenham Hotspur
- March 08, 2018

It was a brilliant game of football. "It's the history of Tottenham ", added the 33-year-old Italy worldwide. "The reality is we conceded three chances and they scored twice", said the Argentinean. On Tuesday evening in the Parc des Princes, Real Madrid looked as if they had more to give than Paris Saint-Germain, and thus imprinted their own style rather than having a style imprinted upon them. (more...)
Former Uber boss Travis Kalanick to launch investment fund Former Uber boss Travis Kalanick to launch investment fund
- March 08, 2018

Twitter was abuzz with speculation behind the meaning of the new fund's name. The fund, called 10100, will focus on real estate and e-commerce start-ups, as well as technology businesses in China and India. "Our non-profit efforts will initially focus on education and the future of cities", tweeted Kalanick on micro-blogging site Twitter. Kalanick was not immediately available to respond to additional queries regarding his new venture. (more...)
More leaked benchmarks of upcoming Ryzen 7 2000 series More leaked benchmarks of upcoming Ryzen 7 2000 series
- March 08, 2018

Its price will be $369 while the 2700 will cost $299, have a base clock of 3.2 GHz and a boost of 4.1 GHz in its 65 W TDP. Next month is when the Zen+ based and 12 nm fabricated Ryzen 2000 series of CPUs from AMD are supposed to launch, but it appears a lot of information about them has leaked out. (more...)
Reps pass bill seeking to make NFIU autonomous Reps pass bill seeking to make NFIU autonomous
- March 08, 2018

The NFIU was in July 2017 suspended by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units for allegedly not being independent. However, the bill as passed by the House of Representatives has transferred the NFIU from the EFCC to the CBN. (more...)
Tata H5X and 45X concepts get European premiere at Geneva Motor Show Tata H5X and 45X concepts get European premiere at Geneva Motor Show
- March 08, 2018

The Tata E Vision Sedan Concept features 21-inch alloy wheels, flush-fitting door handles and chiselled Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs). While it might sound a little over-ambitious at the moment, we won't be surprised if Tata launches a production version of the E-Vision sedan in a few years time. (more...)
Our first look at Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs Our first look at Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs
- March 08, 2018

Scott Cohen is the National Product Training Manager for Samsung and joins Cheddar to explain these new innovations. New to the Samsung 2018 QLED TV lineup are several features that are created to meet consumers' needs for better picture quality, convenience, connection and sharing. (more...)
New To Netflix: Jessica Jones Season 2 New To Netflix: Jessica Jones Season 2
- March 07, 2018

Season Two of Jessica Jones returns to Netflix on International Women's Day (March 8, 2018). To find some measure of meaning in the present, Jessica has to find the meaning of those three letters from her past. Joining the new season is Golden Globe and Tony Award victor, Academy Award and Emmy nominee Janet McTeer who will be playing a multi-faceted character. (more...)
Google adds video message feature to Duo Google adds video message feature to Duo
- March 07, 2018

After that, it'll be erased. The company describes the new feature in more detail below. To play a video message you've received from someone, simply tap their icon. Messages will disappear automatically after one day after they've been viewed, but you do have the option of saving ones that you like. It appears when the person you're calling declines or doesn't pick up, with recording starting automatically after ringing for 60 seconds. (more...)
Timber Hill LLC Invests $3.96 Million in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE)
- March 07, 2018

About 19,036 shares traded. (NASDAQ:III) has declined 6.72% since March 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500. Schwerin Boyle Capital Management Inc increased Retail Properties (RPAI) stake by 72.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (more...)
Huawei P20 promotional images leaked ahead of launch set for March 21 Huawei P20 promotional images leaked ahead of launch set for March 21
- March 07, 2018

Until now, we have seen a lot of leaks and rumors about Huawei's upcoming P20 series smartphones. The Huawei P20 Pro will come out with 3 main cameras aid by an AI feature. Sources are not sure exactly how a triple lens system may work, though some are guessing it will help bump up image size to 40MP and help with low-light performance. (more...)
NK's delegation to Paralympics to come to S. Korea Wed NK's delegation to Paralympics to come to S. Korea Wed
- March 07, 2018

Kim conveyed warm greetings from his compatriots and people with impairments. Setting the stage for the agreement was a dramatic display of reconciliation at the February 9-25 Olympics by a 500-member North Korean delegation that included North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, and the formation of a joint women's ice hockey team. (more...)
Investors Sell Apple (AAPL) on Strength (AAPL)
- March 07, 2018

The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, September 11 by S&P Research. Sadoff Investment Management Llc increased Apple Inc ( AAPL ) stake by 167.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Wednesday, September 27. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Monday, October 12 with "Overweight" rating. (more...)
Xcel Energy a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 3.5% Yield (XEL)
- March 07, 2018

It has underperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel , Xcel Energy Inc is a member of the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF ( SUSA ), making up 0.36% of the underlying holdings of the fund, which owns $2,352,162 worth of XEL shares. (more...)
Alive' Game Teases Pokemon Go Style Experience! Alive' Game Teases Pokemon Go Style Experience!
- March 07, 2018

In a very Pokemon Go-like way, the developer said players are even able to assemble the "perfect dinosaur strike team" and "take on unsafe threats in real-time PVP arena battles " with other players. EXPLORE your world with location-based technology and discover dinosaurs on a map. CREATE hybrid creatures by combining the genetic traits of multiple species to develop their strengths and abilities. (more...)
Hot Stock for Investors: US Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
- March 07, 2018

Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.80% of the company's stock. Provise Management Group Llc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $71.65B market cap company. (more...)
Leaked LG G7 Neo Renders Reaffirm Premium Design With A Display Notch Leaked LG G7 Neo Renders Reaffirm Premium Design With A Display Notch
- March 07, 2018

From what we have seen via the concept renders, the alleged LG G7 comes with an iPhone X-like notch. In order to kill the notch, Apple would have to find somewhere else to place a wide variety of cameras and sensors, all of which now reside in that space on the iPhone X. (more...)
Boyfriend's Tinder app triggers samurai sword attack in Camas, woman tells police Boyfriend's Tinder app triggers samurai sword attack in Camas, woman tells police
- March 07, 2018

According to police, once Lovell fell asleep, Javier began swinging the weapon and eventually stabbed him. One of the hints was 29-year-old Alex Lovell's Tinder profile, which his 30-year-old girlfriend Emily Javier found on his phone, she said. (more...)
Watch This Gorgeous Spike Jonze-Directed Ad for Apple's Homepod Watch This Gorgeous Spike Jonze-Directed Ad for Apple's Homepod
- March 07, 2018

The singer and dancer FKA twigs , dressed in a gray suit, returns to her small apartment, exhausted and bedraggled. As the music (the brand new Anderson.Paak track " Til It's Over ") plays, she at first sits staring into her drink, but then is suddenly pulled into a gloriously choreographed dance. (more...)
WeChat Crosses 1-Billion Monthly Active Users Mark, Says CEO WeChat Crosses 1-Billion Monthly Active Users Mark, Says CEO
- March 07, 2018

Seven years after its launch, WeChat now has more than one billion monthly active users (MAUs) - a significant milestone for the multi-purpose social media service provider. WeChat is a part of daily life of China citizens especially those living in cities. More than 10,000 shops and restaurants in Australia are already using the WeChat Pay system and more than 2.5 million Australians are believed to own the app. (more...)
IPhone disabled by Chinese toddler for next 47 years IPhone disabled by Chinese toddler for next 47 years
- March 07, 2018

The incident apparently happened in January when the toddler inadvertently disabled the Apple smartphone for 25 million minutes. The mother, identified only by her surname, Lu, said she took her eye off her son for long enough for him to lock the phone for nearly five decades. (more...)
Mohammed Shami's wife accuses him of assault and extramarital affair Mohammed Shami's wife accuses him of assault and extramarital affair
- March 07, 2018

A local TV reported that Jahan found Shami’s phone hidden in his auto and she found the chats on the phone. "Shami forced me to put up that Facebook post". "He has also married a Pakistani girl and went to see her while returning from the South Africa tour". Shami Tweeted, Hi. I'm Mohammad Shami. An India TV report quoted her saying, " I asked Shami to take me to Dharamsala along with him but he refused. (more...)
Time, expected smart LED TV variant, specs and more Time, expected smart LED TV variant, specs and more
- March 07, 2018

Although the Xiaomi has not officially revealed which TVs it will bring to the Indian market, many believe it would Mi LED TV 4C. The Mi TV 4A 32-inch variant has an HD Ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Xiaomi is claiming some fantastic numbers with content as well: 500,00 hours of content spread across 12 Indic languages. Xiaomi is also offering an instant cashback of Rs 2200 with a JioFi connection . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Galaxy A8+ Available With Discounts on Amazon Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Galaxy A8+ Available With Discounts on Amazon
- March 07, 2018

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + will be offered at a price of Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively for 64GB variants and Rs 65,900 and Rs 72,900 respectively for 256GB variants. With the competition getting fiercer in the Indian smartphone market, Samsung is geared up to launch India-focused smartphones across price points in the remaining part of the year, a top company executive has said. (more...)