IT&Software


Strong earnings lift Dow above historic 23000 mark
- October 18, 2017

Shares have mounted their historic rally amid continued optimism on Wall Street over President Trump's plans to slash taxes and regulations. Shares of the largest USA health insurer UnitedHealth touched a life high and was last up 6.3 percent, after the company reported a stronger-than-expected profit and raised its full-year earnings forecast. (more...)
An Eye on Volume Pattern: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
- October 18, 2017

However, the company still faces headwinds such as unfavorable currency, stiff competition from both brick & mortar and online retailers and huge expenses related to e-commerce investments. Cadinha & Limited Liability Corporation has 0.05% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ). TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was originally reported by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. (more...)
Google Calendar Gets a New Look on the Web, Upgrades Google Calendar Gets a New Look on the Web, Upgrades
- October 17, 2017

The new design features much larger date icons, new colors, a flat card design in line with Google's overarching design philosophy, and a much cleaner overall aesthetic. Deleted items can be easily viewed and, if necessary, restored from the same place, and it is also now easier to toggle between views like "Day" and 'Month'. (more...)
Federal court quashes Allergan eye drop patents
- October 17, 2017

Credit Suisse had concerns about whether the St. Regis deal had any impact on the judge's decision to invalidate the patents and the lasting implications of the deal on the company's reputation. It said that Allergan had "invoked the benefits of the patent system", but refused to accept the limitations of those benefits. The process involved transferring the rights to its Restasis patents to the St. (more...)
Destiny 2 Finally Hits PC Next Week Destiny 2 Finally Hits PC Next Week
- October 17, 2017

However, the pre-load will start before that on October 18. Los Angeles, for example, will get " Destiny 2 " unlocked at 10 a.m. PDT, while down under in Sydney, the PC version will go live at on Wednesday, Oct. Other enjoyable stuff includes film grains, wild impulse, foliage detail distance, anti-aliasing, motion blur etc. The original Destiny seemed like one of those games that would have been right at home on the PC, but it was never to be. (more...)
Sony Publishing Game For Nintendo Switch Sony Publishing Game For Nintendo Switch
- October 17, 2017

It also allows them to explore a number of different Indie titles which may not have been able to get the limelight in the past. The fan reaction to Tiny Metal has been very positive so far, so it's not surprising the game was a top pick for Unties' entrance to the market. (more...)
Umb Bank NA/mo Modifies Its Ownership in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Stock
- October 17, 2017

It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Among 12 analysts covering Icon plc ( NASDAQ:ICLR ), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Icon plc had 23 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.07% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ:SONS) for 52,615 shares. 29,158 are owned by Ameritas Investment Ptnrs. (more...)
Essential being sued by an old partner for trade secrets theft Essential being sued by an old partner for trade secrets theft
- October 17, 2017

The suit was filed by Fadell's advisory council today to the USA federal court in San Francisco, although Essential has said that it has not officially been served so it can not comment on the subject just yet. Keyssa alleges that it discussed and shared information about its tech with Essential over a 10-month period before the phone-maker opted to use a rival company's chip to connect a camera accessory and dock to its handset. (more...)
Apple Loses Lawsuit To Patent Troll VirnetX, Ordered To Pay $440 Million
- October 17, 2017

Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million in damages for infringing VirnetX's patents in 2012, before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the damages award was based on defective jury instructions and ordered a new trial in 2014. (more...)
Xbox One Fall 2017 Dashboard Update now rolling out Xbox One Fall 2017 Dashboard Update now rolling out
- October 17, 2017

Then there are blocks, a new way of organising your favourite games and friends. Guide flyouts will show you who's in what game. Have up to 40 pins! However, if you own a switch things are also looking opaque for it as of now because Niantic is getting the final update ready some bug fixing and finishing up last minute touches; which are remaining before it gets released later after the X box does. (more...)
Moto X4 India launch finally set for November 13 Moto X4 India launch finally set for November 13
- October 17, 2017

On Monday, it is officially declared by the Moto India on Twitter that the phone will be launched on 13th September 2017. What else new, though? It comes in single-SIM option in European market, but in India we are expecting a dual-SIM variant of the phone, just like all other Moto smartphones. (more...)
Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) Traded 8.5% Above Its 50 Day Average
- October 17, 2017

MAA's profit would be $166.94M giving it 18.40 P/E if the $1.47 EPS is correct. About 617,639 shares traded. (NYSE:APTS) has risen 15.66% since October 16, 2016 and is uptrending. The trailing 12 month earnings number is now 2.71. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0309909053027 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. (more...)
Now you can explore local planets and moons on Google Maps
- October 17, 2017

While Google has long offered detailed imagery of Mars and the Earth's Moon, these were not directly accessible from the Maps interface. It enables a visit to Saturn's natural satellites such as Enceladus , Dione or Iapetus , Rhea and Mimas as well as Jupiter's Europa and Ganymede. (more...)
Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone sales in China
- October 17, 2017

According to the latest information, Qualcomm has sued Apple for an unknown amount for the following reasons. Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM .O) confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China , seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc's ( AAPL .O) iPhones in the country. (more...)
A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup
- October 17, 2017

The updated engine is rolling out to users starting today. Google rushes to take note of that Chrome Cleanup isn't a catch-all antivirus arrangement, however; it will just evacuate augmentations that abuse Google's Unwanted Software Policy , so regardless you'll need to ensure that you are very courageous of customary antivirus programming set. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform announced
- October 17, 2017

Qualcomm adds that they reached over 1Gbps with the test, but 5G is capable of much higher speeds of 5Gbps once the 5G deployments are complete. It was the first-gigabit modem ever made for a mobile device. The company tested the 5G internet connection on their own X50 5G modem, using the 28GHz millimeter wave frequency band. The 5G data connection demonstration took place in Qualcomm Technologies' lab in San Diego. (more...)
IPhone 8 sales slower than iPhone 7 so far this fall IPhone 8 sales slower than iPhone 7 so far this fall
- October 17, 2017

Here is positive news for millions of customers wanting to pre-order the iPhone X because Apple's chief phone assembler, Foxconn has reportedly started shipping the first batch of smartphone orders. "Carriers continue to offer promotions, but they have been much more modest, compared to the iPhone 7 launch last year", Vinh said. There were reports of the iPhone 8 popping open earlier this month due to a swollen battery. (more...)
Cuba responsible for attack on U.S. embassy staff Cuba responsible for attack on U.S. embassy staff
- October 17, 2017

The State Department has said that despite the lengthy investigation and FBI visits to the island, the USA still can't identify either a culprit or a device. On Saturday, the USA released a series of recordings that were sent to the US Navy and to the intelligence services from Havana, with advanced capabilities for analysing acoustic signals, according to Associated Press. (more...)
Naughty Dog respond to sexual harrassment allegations from ex-employee Naughty Dog respond to sexual harrassment allegations from ex-employee
- October 17, 2017

He says he declined this offer. Now, the snowball effect has reached the videogame industry, with allegations against Uncharted and The Last of Us studio Naughty Dog being brought to our collective attention. Ballards claims follow a week of allegations of sexual harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein , who was sacked from the company he founded. (more...)
Xbox One fall update offers more personalization for gamers Xbox One fall update offers more personalization for gamers
- October 16, 2017

Scroll down and you'll find a series of large, visual panels dedicated to games and friends. A lot of the new dashboard is preparation for Microsoft's new Xbox One X console. There are new options to help save time when moving from one Xbox One to another (including Xbox One X), so you can get back to playing faster. To do this, you simply unplug the drive from your current console, and plug it into the new one. (more...)
Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition Playstation 4 Bundles Unveiled Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition Playstation 4 Bundles Unveiled
- October 16, 2017

And both regions will have various non-limited bundles, like a 1TB PS4 Slim option in North America that comes with a standard copy of the game and a Jet Black DualShock 4. There will also be a range of consoles without the emblems and custom controller but come with a standard edition of the game. Star Wars Battlefront 2 has recently been in the news cycle for the wrong reasons. (more...)
Resident Evil 7's free Chris Redfield DLC is finally out in December Resident Evil 7's free Chris Redfield DLC is finally out in December
- October 16, 2017

Not a Hero's story is focus on Redfield going into the Baker property and hunting down Lucas Baker. While the story of Ethan Winters' escape from the Baker estate wrapped up during the events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard , the upcoming End of Zoe DLC will reveal what happens to the Baker's daughter when her fate is intertwined with a mysterious outdoorsman named Joe. (more...)
Diwali special: Airtel's iPhone offer starts at Rs 7999 down payment
- October 16, 2017

Anyone who wants to buy the 32GB iPhone 7 at Rs 7777 will have to commit to a Rs 2499/month postpaid plan for 24 months. The Apple iPhone 7 (32GB variant) can be purchased by paying a down payment of Rs 7777. The operator has partnered with Apple Inc., HDFC Bank, Clix Capital, Seynse Technologies, Brightstar Telecommunications and Vulcan Express to enable the process including finance as well as possession of the device through its digital store. (more...)
Samsung unveils Connect Tag Samsung unveils Connect Tag
- October 16, 2017

Samsung Connect Tag , the company said, has also been created to ensure that parents never have to worry about the whereabouts of a toddler in the house. The Connect Tag itself is a mere 4.21 centimeters wide and 1.19 centimeters thick, with IP68 water and dustproof rating for durability. For example, using the geo-fence feature on the Samsung Connect Tag , the user can setup to turn on the lights and TV when they reach near their home. (more...)
Nintendo is encouraging mature games on the Switch Nintendo is encouraging mature games on the Switch
- October 16, 2017

To port games originally meant for the latter two consoles to Nintendo's system, a few compromises would have to be made . "Yeah, I think at the end of the day you can make nearly any game. Outside technical difficulties, Boon says he believes the game will be an enjoyable experience on the Nintendo Switch. Rockstar has only released 2 GTA games on a Nintendo console China Wars (DS) and Grand Theft Auto Advance (Gameboy.) Nintendo consoles haven't had good 3rd party support for a long ... (more...)