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GOP Lawmakers to Target Tax Reform Over August Recess GOP Lawmakers to Target Tax Reform Over August Recess
- August 02, 2017

The demands also include no tax cuts for the nation's top one percent of wage earners and an insistence that any reform not raise the federal debt. While the letter contained a list of items that could earn their support on tax reform legislation, perhaps more notable was what was missing. (more...)
Valve makes changes to DOTA 2 to welcome new players Valve makes changes to DOTA 2 to welcome new players
- August 02, 2017

This is in addition to matching them based on skill level . New players will only be able to play from a select group of heroes that Valve's internal testing has shown to be conducive to helping new players learn the game. Valve has chose to make a few changes to make life easier and more pleasant for newbies. With The International Dota 2 tournament approaching in early August, Ivan Ganev of EsportRat constructed an infographic detailing a history of the annual event. (more...)
Headsets that let you step into Microsoft Windows are now for sale Headsets that let you step into Microsoft Windows are now for sale
- August 02, 2017

It has also been working with OEM partners to develop Mixed Reality Headsets . Virtual reality headsets at different price points are starting to hit the market, and today two more joined the fray. There's an HP model that costs $329 United States dollars as well as a cheaper Acer model that costs $299 USD. For developers though, it could be a very useful and fairly cheap way to get into AR and VR development. (more...)
Google Image Search gets badges that categorize the results
- August 02, 2017

So, I'll leave it to you to discover the beauty of badges in Google Image Search and report back in those comments. That can be a laborious task, but Google has just announced a new feature that should lend a hand. Recipes aren't the only things these badges will highlight; there are several other badges highlighting products to buy, videos to watch, and GIFs to share, among other things. (more...)
Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows
- August 02, 2017

CWM LLC increased its stake in Nokia Corporation by 2.5% in the first quarter. The Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc holds 25,215 shares with $4.19M value, up from 1,510 last quarter. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter previous year. Equities analysts anticipate that Nokia Corporation will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current year. (more...)
Skylands Capital LLC Sells 14950 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Skylands Capital LLC Sells 14950 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL)
- August 02, 2017

Henderson Group PLC's holdings in Apple were worth $716,216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Many other Institutions have also adjusted their portfolio of the shares. Apple has projected revenue in the current quarter above analysts' estimates , signalling strong sales of the new iPhones scheduled to be released later this year. (more...)
Facebook is reportedly developing a video chat device and smart speaker Facebook is reportedly developing a video chat device and smart speaker
- August 02, 2017

The device is being developed inside Facebook's secretive Building 8 hardware lab , which is tasked with creating consumer hardware and shipping it to millions of people. The upcoming video chat device will supposedly feature a wide-angle camera lens, microphones, and speakers for video conferencing. Because the speaker concept has already been popularized, two of the people said, Facebook could abandon it and prioritize the video chat device instead. (more...)
Amber Rudd demands 'back door' access to encrypted messaging apps Amber Rudd demands 'back door' access to encrypted messaging apps
- August 02, 2017

While she has a point that people use WhatsApp because it's free and convenient (plus most of their friends and family will use it), the idea that nobody cares about secure messaging is downright stupid. Nearly every major chat platform - including Apple's iMessage - includes encryption in a way that is automatic and doesn't require anything particular of its users. (more...)
OnePlus 5 gets EIS for 4K videos in latest update
- August 02, 2017

The latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus has received a handful of software updates since it has been released. More importantly, the OTA updates the handset's security patch level to 1st July 2017 and the latest GMS (Google Messaging Service) package. (more...)
New Windows 10 S OEM Hardware and Educational Testing Available New Windows 10 S OEM Hardware and Educational Testing Available
- August 02, 2017

The install of Windows 10 S also requires the user to be running version 1703 of Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education, Windows 10 Education, or Windows 10 Enterprise. The biggest challenge I have faced up until this point is simply getting all the hardware drivers installed because those executable files cannot be run on Windows 10 S either. (more...)
Only 17% Of Nintendo Switch Users Use The Switch Smartphone App Only 17% Of Nintendo Switch Users Use The Switch Smartphone App
- August 02, 2017

Your Switch should have downloaded the update automatically if you left it on sleep mode (though you do have to manually confirm its installation). "Version 3.01 of the Switch system software "[addresses] an issue in which the remaining battery charge can't be displayed accurately". (more...)
Feds, Texas Law Enforcement Team Up for Immigration Crackdown Feds, Texas Law Enforcement Team Up for Immigration Crackdown
- August 01, 2017

The practice Baker is looking to codify in state law of honoring certain ICE detainer requests had been in effect for a year before last Monday's Supreme Judicial Court decision. Homeland Security should be using its limited enforcement resources wisely, and quickly removing people who have recently entered the US illegally does just that. (more...)
Android will finally show you battery levels of paired Bluetooth devices
- August 01, 2017

For the most part, device makers of Bluetooth accessories and peripherals usually include battery indicator lights or levels. More specifically, you could see your Bluetooth accessory's battery level as a notification or widget on your home screen. (more...)
Cooking gas cheaper by Rs 25 per cylinder Cooking gas cheaper by Rs 25 per cylinder
- August 01, 2017

He informed that the government, in its order dated 30th May this year, has authorised the oil companies to increase the price by four rupees excluding tax per month. As of now, every Indian household who has an LPG connection is entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg per year at subsidized rates. It has to be noted that the LPG companies have increased the rates almost 10 times since that go-ahead. (more...)
New Nokia 8 real-life images of Copper-Gold variant leaked New Nokia 8 real-life images of Copper-Gold variant leaked
- August 01, 2017

Also considering that most West European nations have a similar pricing and taxation structure, the price of Nokia 8 in other neighboring nations like Germany, Italy and Spain would also be the same. The phone is the cheapest among the two Android-powered Nokia phones that are available in the Indian market with the third one going on sale shortly. (more...)
Sony is acquiring anime distributor Funimation Sony is acquiring anime distributor Funimation
- August 01, 2017

Over at Funimation, the company shouldn't have too many shake-ups internally in the wake of the buy-out. Sony revealed that the company's CEO, Gen Fukunaga, will retain a minority stake in the business and keep his position. It has the subscription-based FunimationNOW streaming service for some exclusive series. In addition to selling DVDs and merchandise, Funimation recently launched a streaming service, offering over 400 favourites like Dragon Ball Z and Cowboy Bebop on-demand. (more...)
British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office on suspicion of corruption British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office on suspicion of corruption
- August 01, 2017

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for British American Tobacco p.l.c. ( BTI ) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. British American Tobacco p.l.c.is a tobacco and next generation products company. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark legislation. (more...)
Nokia Corporation's (NYSE:NOK) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company
- August 01, 2017

Cowen and Company restated their hold rating on shares of Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK ) in a research report report published on Friday. Societe Generale began coverage on Nokia Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. (more...)
Assam Floods; PM Modi visits, announces 2000 cr relief Assam Floods; PM Modi visits, announces 2000 cr relief
- August 01, 2017

Azad said PM Modi have not yet visited Assam and the funds provided by central government for rescue operation and relief work are inadequate.He also mentioned that the Modi government have been more interested in hijacking opposition MLAs than providing flood relief. (more...)
Persona 5 is getting an original anime next year Persona 5 is getting an original anime next year
- August 01, 2017

Persona 5, the latest in the JRPG series that performed surprisingly well in the United Kingdom but had some really weird streaming restrictions , will be getting an anime series. Persona 5 , quite possibly the most anime thing ever released including actual anime shows, is actually being turned into a proper anime series. This isn't the first time Atlus' popular role-playing franchise has received an anime adaptation. (more...)
Ford Adds a 'Mute' Button for the Mustang's Noisy V8 Ford Adds a 'Mute' Button for the Mustang's Noisy V8
- August 01, 2017

As for the non-GT Mustangs , those will come with a new front- and rear-end design, improved aerodynamics, no V6 option, and improved technology on the inside and out. As a matter of fact, according to a recent poll published on Ranker.com, a loud engine ranks amongst the most aggravating noises neighbours make, up there with lawn mowers, power tools, barking dogs and rock band practice. (more...)
Sued for $100 Mil Sued for $100 Mil
- August 01, 2017

Kim Kardashian's use and promotion of an illuminated smartphone case is totally ripping off the guy who invented it, and he says he has receipts to prove it. A representative for the Kardashians said in a statement to TMZ on Monday, July 31, "The patent lawsuit filed by Snap Light has no merit and is just another attempted shakedown ". (more...)
Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones over spyware allegations Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones over spyware allegations
- August 01, 2017

Amazon said in a statement, "Because security and privacy of our customers is of the utmost importance, all BLU phone models have been made unavailable for purchase on Amazon.com until the issue is resolved ". The issue is exactly what kind of data is actually being collected by this ADUPS application, and whether it presents a security or privacy risk. The company is criticizing media attention on Chinese servers and insists that only basic information is being collected - Johnson claims ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Get Daydream VR Support
- August 01, 2017

That's still true and now with Daydream support, the S8 is even harder to beat. We first found out the support would officially be coming back in May of this year with some hints that it was just around the corner only a couple of weeks ago and now today Google made it official with an announcement GIF on Twitter linking to the Google blog . (more...)
PS4 Sales Decline Slightly in Q1 Fiscal Year 2017 PS4 Sales Decline Slightly in Q1 Fiscal Year 2017
- August 01, 2017

He laid out a three-year plan to lift the operating profit to 500 billion yen by 2017. The semiconductor and imaging business has, according to the company, offset the slightly weaker Gaming and Networking division. Sony expects the PS4 to be as successful as the PS2 and it seems that the console might achieve it as Sony has revealed the total shipped units for PlayStation 4. (more...)