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Twitter to experiment with doubling character limit Twitter to experiment with doubling character limit
- September 27, 2017

Twitter has grown by leaps and bounds since it launched in 2006, yet there's one constant that defines the social network to this day: that 140-character limit for tweets. only 0.4% in Japanese, which suggested that certain languages could benefit from having more available characters for tweets. One wonders if President Donald Trump has the new limit, and what his tweets will look like now that the character count has doubled. (more...)
Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.0.1 Bug Update Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.0.1 Bug Update
- September 27, 2017

Users have to either compromise with their settings or factory reset the device which could then erase their apps, contacts and other data. iOS 11 is loaded with new features like drag-and-drop between apps, a new split screen multitasking view, and augmented reality support. (more...)
Von Miller blames himself for Denver loss after freakish unsportsmanlike penalty Von Miller blames himself for Denver loss after freakish unsportsmanlike penalty
- September 27, 2017

However, thanks to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on Von Miller , Buffalo was able to keep the ball. "I think that he has to know that what he said is not going to make people go that way, it's going to provoke people to bail so to speak". (more...)
Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)
- September 26, 2017

Sensata Technologies now has $8.13B valuation. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,651,422 shares. The Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc holds 626,240 shares with $20.28M value, up from 614,424 last quarter. Kla (NASDAQ:KLAC) was reduced too. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.101013 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 2.596778. Goldberg Gary J sold 1,000 shares worth $33,050. (more...)
Google Reportedly To Create Shopping Unit Adhering To EU Antitrust Fine Google Reportedly To Create Shopping Unit Adhering To EU Antitrust Fine
- September 26, 2017

It will create a standalone service, which will be required to bid against rivals for ads shown on the top of its search page. The EU's investigation found that when users searched for products to buy in Google Shopping, the company systematically displayed its own links above those from other shopping comparison sites - regardless of relevancy. (more...)
Jogging strollers sold at Target, Walmart recalled over fall hazard Jogging strollers sold at Target, Walmart recalled over fall hazard
- September 26, 2017

The strollers have 2 wheels in the back and 1 smaller wheel in the front. Delta has received 4 reports of the stroller leg bracket breaking, including 1 report of a child who fell from a stroller and received cuts and bruises. The strollers were made by Delta Children, and they were sold across the country at stores like Target and Walmart. If you have one of these strollers, you should stop using it immediately, contact delta , and they'll fix it for free. (more...)
Lenovo K8 Launched with Helio P20 SoC & 3GB RAM for Rs. 10499 Lenovo K8 Launched with Helio P20 SoC & 3GB RAM for Rs. 10499
- September 26, 2017

The price of Lenovo K8 is Rs.10,499. The 3GB one isn't now available via Flipkart, with the e-commerce site listing it as 'Coming Soon.' Getting back to the K8, the phone boasts of the same stock Android experience as its siblings. The device is backed by a 4,000 mAh Li-poly battery that is rated to give up to 32 hours of talk time and lasts up to 19 days on standby mode. This dual SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and it's pure stock Android with subtle ... (more...)
Instagram Safe Space: App Blocks 'Toxic' Comments, Creates Kindness Stickers Instagram Safe Space: App Blocks 'Toxic' Comments, Creates Kindness Stickers
- September 26, 2017

Instagram will continue to add more tools down the line to make sure that the environment remains safe and welcoming for all of its users. For those who have private pages, as well as public, users can now block certain accounts from commenting on their posts. (more...)
Bill Gates uses an Android with Microsoft apps Bill Gates uses an Android with Microsoft apps
- September 26, 2017

He also thinks Apple is doing "good work". But when asked if there was a second phone lurking in there, Gates said: "No, no iPhone". "Recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone", he said. The Android vs iOS battle has been raging for a decade. Bill Gates appreciates Apple's efforts towards app ecosystem development but prefers Android with MS apps. (more...)
Chicago officers reprimanded after photo shows them kneeling on duty Chicago officers reprimanded after photo shows them kneeling on duty
- September 26, 2017

Activist Aleta Clark posted the Instagram photo on Sunday showing her kneeling next to two police officers with their fists raised in the air. "We became aware of the photo yesterday and addressed this in the same way we handled a previous incident of potential political activity while in uniform (officers with a MAGA hat)", Guglielmi wrote in an email to The Post. (more...)
Fornite's latest patch kicks off Battle Royale mode Fornite's latest patch kicks off Battle Royale mode
- September 26, 2017

The game is now available for download - via its launcher - and its servers are currently online, meaning that gamers can play for free this new battle royale mode for Fortnite . With more than 10 million units sold, that's not bad at all for a game that's still in Early Access. It will have Duos and Squad matches for Battle Royale . (more...)
Jaguar To Introduce A New Electric Model, the Road Rover Jaguar To Introduce A New Electric Model, the Road Rover
- September 26, 2017

The luxury vehicle will take on the likes of Mercedes –S class in terms of luxury. Road Rover models will be capable of light off-roading but will place an equal emphasis on overall road performance and luxury. Traditional internal combustion engines and electric powertrains are expected to power the Road Rover . Also, with S class rivalling space and features, the Road Rover vehicle has expected to have a range of 480km, a claimed the 0-90kph time of under 5 seconds and height adjustable ... (more...)
Ataribox will be AMD-powered, Linux-based, and cost $250-$300 Ataribox will be AMD-powered, Linux-based, and cost $250-$300
- September 26, 2017

With Linux at the core, it will feature a customized interface with an aim towards making it easy to use. "People are used to the flexibility of a PC, but most connected TV devices have closed systems and content stores", Mac tells VentureBeat. (more...)
Instagram reached 800 million users Instagram reached 800 million users
- September 26, 2017

This means that advertisers are now willing to spend their dollars on Instagram . The organization has included 300 million month to month active users and 200 million day by day active users in only a year. Further, users are producing more video - four times as many per day as they were previous year, in fact. The company also said that time spent by users viewing video on Instagram is up over 80 percent year over year. (more...)
North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack USA planes North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack USA planes
- September 26, 2017

They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such an attack as tit-for-tat responses to fiery rhetoric by U.S. Trump responded by tweeting that Kim is "obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people". Kim responded with a rare statement, calling Trump "deranged" and warning of a stern "countermeasure". (more...)
Mercedes To Build Next-Gen Sprinter Van At New South Carolina Plant Mercedes To Build Next-Gen Sprinter Van At New South Carolina Plant
- September 26, 2017

This is the first official picture of the third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, previewed this week at the first-ever North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia. We want to offer the most suitable mobility solution for every sector and for every transport assignment. "It also goes without saying that the new edition of our iconic van possesses the classical attributes of reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness". (more...)
This Morning leads tributes for Liz Dawn as she dies at 77 This Morning leads tributes for Liz Dawn as she dies at 77
- September 26, 2017

It added: "Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her". Liz Dawn was a wonderful woman. Actor Kevin Kennedy, who played Corrie character Curly Watts for around 20 years, said he can only smile when he thinks of the actress. (more...)
IPhone component costs are higher than ever before IPhone component costs are higher than ever before
- September 26, 2017

According to the report the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus has a bill of materials of $288.08, this is apparently higher than any of Apple's previous devices.When you add in the manufacturing costs of $7.36, the total cost to Apple for the iPhone 8 Plus is $295.44. (more...)
With A Speed Of 160-Terabits/Second, Facebook And Microsoft's Undersea Cable Launched With A Speed Of 160-Terabits/Second, Facebook And Microsoft's Undersea Cable Launched
- September 26, 2017

The cable that lies 17,000 feet below the ocean surface and extends between Virginia Beach in the United States and the city of Bilbao in Spain, would be operational by early 2018. In a time when global economies are deepening their reliance on cloud technologies, and both private and public sectors are embracing the opportunities for growth and improvement through digital transformation, we're energized by the impact the Marea subsea cable will have on the advancement of cloud computing ... (more...)
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid revealed Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid revealed
- September 26, 2017

Likewise it's fitted with a potent hybrid drivetrain that mates a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine to an electric motor for system outputs of 500kW and 850Nm, allowing a (claimed) 3.4-second zero to 100km/h sprint and 310km/h top speed. And you can configure the back seat in two ways, having to choose between reclining bucket seats (here's a combo that sounds awesome) and a three-seater layout. (more...)
Microsoft adds new Microsoft 365 versions, plus security and management features Microsoft adds new Microsoft 365 versions, plus security and management features
- September 26, 2017

Earlier this summer, Microsoft announced that they would be acquiring Cloudyn and we are now seeing the fruits of that purchase materializing as Azure Cost Management. Microsoft also announced the expansion of Microsoft 365 with two new software services aimed at firstline workers and education customers. However, in a joint interview with Nadella in the Wall Street Journal , Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates says that the science behind quantum computing is so complex, it eludes even him. (more...)
Xiaomi offers red-hot, Diwali deals with Mi September sale Xiaomi offers red-hot, Diwali deals with Mi September sale
- September 26, 2017

Mi headphones and Mi in-ear phones will be available at a discounted price of Rs 2,699 and Rs 499 respectively Apart from that, users buying the 10,000mAh Mi Powerbank and 20,000mAh Mi Powerbank will get Rs Rs 300 and Rs 40o bringing the revised price to Rs 899 and Rs 1,799, respectively. (more...)
Nokia 8 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant not coming to India Nokia 8 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant not coming to India
- September 26, 2017

The major highlight of the smartphone is the new "bothies" feature, which lets users take photos and videos from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously. The smartphone will be available from October 14 on Amazon India, Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, and BigC, apart from other offline stores. (more...)
Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"
- September 26, 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK's holdings in Red Hat were worth $2,956,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of RHT . They set a "neutral" rating and a $111.00 price target on the stock. Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). (more...)
China largely blocks WhatsApp's text message workaround China largely blocks WhatsApp's text message workaround
- September 26, 2017

The blocking of WhatsApp text messages suggests that China's censors may have developed specialised software to interfere with such messages, which rely on an encryption technology that is used by few services other than WhatsApp, he said. With the shuttering of WhatsApp in China, none of Facebook's major services are available in the country as the social media site and Instagram were already banned, marking a significant setback for its ambitions in China, opening the gateway for local ... (more...)