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France's Unibail-Rodamco To Buy Australia's Westfield For $24.7 Bln France's Unibail-Rodamco To Buy Australia's Westfield For $24.7 Bln
- December 12, 2017

Unibail-Rodamco is Europe's largest commercial landlord and the purchase comes as it offloads smaller assets in Europe to focus on bigger shopping centres, which are likely to be better suited to fending off the march of e-commerce giants. Shares of Westfield have declined 9.4 percent this year, headed for their worst performance since 2011. A statement from Westfield said the family meant to maintain a substantial investment in the new group. (more...)
Dwayne Johnson & GF Lauren Hashian Expecting Baby #2 Dwayne Johnson & GF Lauren Hashian Expecting Baby #2
- December 12, 2017

Pictured in front of a handsome Christmas tree, Johnson's first daughter Jasmine Lia was the one breaking the news to the world. "And finally be the boss!" The Fate Of The Furious actor posted a picture of his daughter, Jasmine, on Instagram along with the special announcement. (more...)
Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week
- December 12, 2017

As mentioned in Atari's email, those who have signed up to receive Ataribox alerts will be eligible for a special launch-day discount. Considering how well the Steam box performed, the price $300, and that the specifics aren't really worth the price (you could custom build a PC with better features tbh.) I'm not too sure what's keeping gamers from purchasing a Switch, Xbox One or PS4 instead of this console. (more...)
Cortana can now sync with your Google account
- December 12, 2017

Connecting provides access to all aspects of your Gmail account with Microsoft's Digital Assistant. To Connect, you would need to click on the Windows 10 search bar and navigate to the Cortana Notebook section. The connection will allow you to use Cortana for quick access information, support for calendar, mail and contacts. In other words, Cortana can provide all kinds of practical and in-context information, such as weather forecasts, travel information and directions, movie times, nearby ... (more...)
Avalanches kill five soldiers, one porter in north Kashmir Avalanches kill five soldiers, one porter in north Kashmir
- December 12, 2017

Five soldiers have gone missing along the Line of Control ( LoC ) in Kashmir's Gurez and Naugam sectors, following heavy snowfall in the valley since Monday, a defence official said on Tuesday. "Efforts are on to trace the missing soldiers but continuous snowfall was hampering the rescue and search efforts", police said. Meanwhile, it was reported that a 28-year-old Army porter was feared dead in avalanche in Tulail. (more...)
Kashmir highway, Mughal road remain closed due to snowfall Kashmir highway, Mughal road remain closed due to snowfall
- December 12, 2017

Similarly, the trains will also chug on Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he added. The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed for the second day on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall. (more...)
Ryan Reynolds' Pokemon Movie "Detective Pikachu" Gets Release Date
- December 12, 2017

Directed by Rob Letterman, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds , Justice Smith , and Kathryn Newton . It's odd that Detective Pikachu hasn't gotten a wider release yet, with all the wacky Pokémon-related products we've seen over the years. (more...)
Apple Confirms the Acquisition of Shazam App
- December 12, 2017

Apple , in its statement , said they make a great team with Shazam , what with their shared passion for music. Shazam also commented on the acquisition, saying, "We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple ". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Leak Shows The Back of The Device Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Leak Shows The Back of The Device
- December 12, 2017

The device was well-acclaimed upon launch and it encouraged Xiaomi to release a sequel to the Mi Mix. With the iPhone X , Apple also got rid of the boring stereotypic design we have been seeing since the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. It is to be noted that the leaked image could be a possible prototype design for the Mi Mix 3 and as it is quite early in the development stage, the design could change completely later. (more...)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp (HPE): What Are the Signals Showing?
- December 12, 2017

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Synovus Financial Corp increased its holdings in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 11.5% in the 2nd quarter. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.67, for a total transaction of $3,404,144.41. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,514,639 shares in the company, valued at $21,613,898.53. (more...)
Perspiring Stock: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) Perspiring Stock: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)
- December 12, 2017

To find out the technical position of HPE , Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE ) holds price to book ratio of 0.81 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. (more...)
Former Facebook VP says Former Facebook VP says "social media is ripping apart our society"
- December 12, 2017

Mr Palihapitiya made the comments in November but they are only just being reported. Earlier it was Sean Parker who had told that that social media creates "a social-validation feedback loop " by giving people "a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever". (more...)
Google's Google's "AR Stickers" app is now available for Pixel phones
- December 12, 2017

Google tested its AR Stickers App during the launch of Pixel 2 . The update is around 522 MB in size. Once installed, these will appear in the main Camera app after you swipe from the left edge. Google will release more AR Sticker packs, says the company. They also require that phones are updated to Android 8.1 - and not all phones have received the update yet. (more...)
Microsoft looks into the future with free preview of Quantum Development Kit Microsoft looks into the future with free preview of Quantum Development Kit
- December 12, 2017

The then-unnamed language was meant to bring traditional programming concepts-functions, variables, and branches, along with a syntax-highlighted development environment complete with quantum debugger-to quantum computing, a field that has hitherto built algorithms from wiring up logic gates. (more...)
Homes of the rich and famous threatened by California wildfires Homes of the rich and famous threatened by California wildfires
- December 12, 2017

Authorities have issued new alerts about unhealthy air from smoke and ash sent up by a growing Southern California wildfire . Even residents of Montecito and neighboring Carpinteria who aren't under evacuation orders have opted to leave because of the thick blanket of smoke. (more...)
Honor 7X, 8, 8 Pro, 9, V9 will get Android Oreo Honor 7X, 8, 8 Pro, 9, V9 will get Android Oreo
- December 12, 2017

Meanwhile, 8.0 is not even the absolute latest version of the operating system anymore given Android 8.1 . This is understandable given that it has reached only in a few devices including Pixel and Nexus branded products. KitKat is at 13.4% and Jelly Bean fell to 5.9%. Rounding out this list is Android Ice Cream Sandwich that held steady at 0.5 percent usage and Android Gingerbread which slipped to 0.4 percent usage. (more...)
PUBG Reveals Control Scheme for Xbox One PUBG Reveals Control Scheme for Xbox One
- December 12, 2017

Originally developed for the PC, PUBG has an inventory and upgrade system on top of different controls for commands that range from basic movement to vehicle control, a system that was understandably hard to convert to a controller format. (more...)
Outfit crafting and gardens coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp next month Outfit crafting and gardens coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp next month
- December 12, 2017

Two new features, clothing crafting and gardens, will be added to the game, according to an in-game notice. The silhouette included in the notice is very clearly Rover, the blue and white cat who often helps set up Animal Crossing games. (more...)
New Mexico School Shooting Leaves 2 Students, Suspect Dead New Mexico School Shooting Leaves 2 Students, Suspect Dead
- December 11, 2017

The school was cordoned off as deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office and other police agencies cleared the buildings. The sheriff's office urged people to avoid the area and confirmed the school was evacauted. Shreiber, a lifelong gun owner, said he "was in Washington DC yesterday, calling on our leaders to stop weakening our gun laws and instead take action to save lives". (more...)
Bitcoin futures are introduced and its value increases to a stunning $16000 Bitcoin futures are introduced and its value increases to a stunning $16000
- December 11, 2017

This weekend, the value of Bitcoin soared once again , and this time it was all because it finally started trading on a major exchange. Other exchanges are due to list their own bitcoin futures . The Bitcoin price has extended its gains in today's trading, rising to an intraday high of just over $17,000, before retreating to slightly lower levels. (more...)
Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir
- December 11, 2017

In the afternoon three to four militants attacked a JK bank cash van near Keller village in South Kashmir. They later died at a hospital. Police said the van driver is out of danger. She said she has been all along warning of the ill effects of violence and reiterated her appeal to civil society to rise to the occasion and make the future of our youngsters safe and peaceful. (more...)
The Google Home Max Is Now Available In The US The Google Home Max Is Now Available In The US
- December 11, 2017

The Google Home Max is the largest smart speaker by Google - sitting above the Home Mini and the Home. Curiously, Google Home Max isn't available on the Google Play Store just yet. That's much more than many competing smart home speakers, even those within the Google Home family. If you ever have issues with new lights not appearing to your Google Home, now you can just use one command instead of disconnecting/reconnecting the entire service from your Google account. (more...)
Keylogger Discovered on HP Laptops Keylogger Discovered on HP Laptops
- December 11, 2017

A keylogger is capable of stealthily recording everything the user types on the keyboard (like logins and passwords), so this is clearly a major problem. The first time was earlier this year , when Swiss security firm modzero AG discovered a keylogger in Conexant HP audio drivers that stored records of keystrokes in a file in the public folder, unencrypted. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo OTA Updated Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo OTA Updated Leaked
- December 11, 2017

In a bid to keep pace with Apple and other companies that are investing heavily in biometric technologies, Samsung will deliver an improved iris scanner in its upcoming Galaxy S9 , The Korea Herald is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. (more...)
The Last of Us: Part II is 50-60% complete The Last of Us: Part II is 50-60% complete
- December 11, 2017

One fan theory gathering steam is that Joel is in fact dead, and crops up during the game as a hallucination. Following the performance, the crew from Naughty Dog responsible for the making of The Last of Us Part II took the stage to discuss their highly anticipated game. (more...)