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Fiat Chrysler to supply Waymo vans for driverless ride-hailing service development Fiat Chrysler to supply Waymo vans for driverless ride-hailing service development
- January 30, 2018

Fiat Chrysler provided Waymo with 100 Pacifica minivans refitted for self-driving testing in 2016, then 500 in 2017. WIth the new cars, the company will be able to expand in many other USA cities. Most of those companies have one or more partners. Waymo's autonomous ride-hailing service will beginning offering service to the public in Phoenix later this year and is scheduled to expand to more US cities. (more...)
Nokia 3310 4G variant with Android-based YunOS launched in China Nokia 3310 4G variant with Android-based YunOS launched in China
- January 30, 2018

HMD Global on Tuesday launched a new variant of Nokia 3310 in China. The phone runs on YunOS while the earlier version of the phone came with Java-powered Feature OS. The device features a polarizing film on the display for enhanced sunlight readability. There is also a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB of expandable storage. (more...)
WhatsApp latest version on iOS now adds support for Apple's CarPlay WhatsApp latest version on iOS now adds support for Apple's CarPlay
- January 30, 2018

The aim of bringing the WhatsApp the CarPlay integration is to improve the user's in-vehicle connectivity system. Additionally, a WhatsApp icon is available on the CarPlay's dashboard for easier access. But with the new update, Apple had made it possible too. The updated WhatsApp for iPhone with the CarPlay support is accessible for download on App Store. (more...)
Google completes $1.1 billion HTC smartphone division deal Google completes $1.1 billion HTC smartphone division deal
- January 30, 2018

Google has announced it completed the acquisition process of Taiwanese device maker HTC; or at least its smartphone division. HTC engineers in Taiwan being welcomed into the Google fold. Google may also be busy with many other things but its hardware organization has just welcomed new teammates from HTC in a special welcome event. As Google's hardware business enters its third year, Osterloh said the company remains committed to building and investing for the long run. (more...)
Moto X4 6GB RAM variant launched in India, priced at Rs.24999 Moto X4 6GB RAM variant launched in India, priced at Rs.24999
- January 30, 2018

It was launched in two variants - 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 20,999 and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 22,999. The retailer will offer a Rs. 1,500 discount on purchases made with ICICI credit cards, and an additional Rs. 3,000 off if you exchange your old smartphone . (more...)
Huge Dinosaur Found in Egypt Is First of Its Kind Huge Dinosaur Found in Egypt Is First of Its Kind
- January 30, 2018

Paleontologists from Mansoura University have unearthed a fossil of a new species of dinosaur in the Dakhla oasis in central Egypt that lived almost 80 million years ago. The degree to which Africa's animals at this time may have been cut off from their neighboring continents and evolving on their own hasn't been clear. (more...)
Apple may launch three Macs with its own chips Apple may launch three Macs with its own chips
- January 30, 2018

A Bloomberg report published today claims that Apple Inc. will soon launch at least three new Mac personal computers with custom coprocessors created to provide better security for users. The MacBook Pro and Mac Pro are likely candidates given what Apple did in previous years. There are a lot of hurdles stopping Apple from just swapping in its own chips in place of the Intel-made ones that are now inside Macs, so it's not likely that'll happen anytime soon. (more...)
Rod Rosenstein Renewed Spy Warrant Against Trump Adviser Last Year
- January 30, 2018

Rosenstein, who became the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in April and now oversees the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 election, approved an application past year to extend surveillance of Trump ally Carter Page, according to the report . (more...)
Dead, 10 Injured in Afghan Military Academy Attack Dead, 10 Injured in Afghan Military Academy Attack
- January 30, 2018

He dismissed criticism of his National Directorate of Security, or NDS and other Afghan security institutions for their failure to prevent repeated militant attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in the country. 'So far we don't have any reports if any of our members are wounded or killed'. "But he detonated the explosive-laden vehicle". An Interior Ministry official says a suicide auto bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul has left at least 70 wounded. (more...)
NASA will stream Wednesday's rare blue moon lunar eclipse NASA will stream Wednesday's rare blue moon lunar eclipse
- January 30, 2018

All you need to do is find west on Wednesday morning and look up, provided we've got a clear sky. When the moon is closest to the earth , which is also known as its perigee point, it is called the Supermoon . Our latest celestial event will take place in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31st. What is a Super Blue Blood Moon? It'll be at the part of the moon's orbit that defines a supermoon . (more...)
Calling all video game creators, Facebook wants you Calling all video game creators, Facebook wants you
- January 30, 2018

Facebook believes that with its wealth of platforms (such as Instagram) it can better help creators be seen by those that might enjoy their content. Facebook has announced a pilot program for its own game streaming platform. And in the a year ago the social network was preparing a platform specifically for gaming, the Facebook Gaming. Since the program is still in its infancy, Facebook has expressed interest in building a solid foundation alongside creators. (more...)
Facebook is into local news now Facebook is into local news now
- January 30, 2018

Recent changes at Facebook include a new " trusted sources" ranking meant to "make sure the news you see is high quality" and to foster "a sense of common ground" rather than sow division, Zuckerberg said in a previous post. This move, too, raised criticism that Facebook would elevate partisan news outlets with loyal audiences, or that bad actors could manipulate the survey to undermine the integrity of the results. (more...)
Our "Blue Moon" will be big and red. Here's why
- January 29, 2018

The moon orbits our planet from between 233,000 miles and 253,000 miles away. A "super moon " is when the moon is at its closest proximity to earth and appears larger than the average full moon ; this occurs 4-6 times every year. You won't want to miss this lunar eclipse because NASA says you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next opportunity in North America! It's a rare astronomical trifecta Wednesday morning. (more...)
NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Shares Bought by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System
- January 29, 2018

It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Van Den Berg Management I Inc increased Discovery Communicatns New (DISCK) stake by 2.54% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ohio-based Bartlett & Co Limited Liability has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Logan Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0.11% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). (more...)
Comparable Company Analysis: Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)
- January 29, 2018

If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 17.34% away from the 200-day moving average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 37.41% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, May 11 by BNP Paribas. The stock of Micron Technology, Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Sidoti on Monday, October 12. (more...)
Looks Like Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Might Release Next Week Looks Like Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Might Release Next Week
- January 29, 2018

Not only do we have the Royal Edition and PC releases to look forward to later this year, but we'll also see the launch of the Pocket Edition - a take on Final Fantasy 15 made with mobile devices in mind. " Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils ". The first one will be free, but you'll have to pay $1 each for Chapters 2 and 3 and then $4 each for the rest. (more...)
Reliance Jio announces data add-on packs, offers up to 6GB data Reliance Jio announces data add-on packs, offers up to 6GB data
- January 29, 2018

The Rs 11 add-on will now offer 400MB data; Rs 21 data add-on gives 1GB of 4G data; the Rs 51 data offers 3GB of 4G data, and the Rs 101 data add-on will offer 6GB of 4G data. The fresh wave of revision of plans was triggered when Reliance Jio revamped its offers on the occasion of Republic Day. Alongside, Airtel has also revised its Rs 149 plan. (more...)
Shares in Alaska mine developer Northern Dynasty slump on EPA move Shares in Alaska mine developer Northern Dynasty slump on EPA move
- January 29, 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to CNN, ordered staff to reverse the protection after an October 2017 meeting with the CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership , Tom Collier. "The Pebble Partnership has been touting that they had smooth sailing at the state and federal level for the past year. and with this news, they clearly don't", Nelli Williams, Alaska director for fishing conservation group Trout Unlimited, said in an email. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode Assassin's Creed Origins gets a new game plus mode
- January 29, 2018

The Assassin's Creed: Origins will be the first title to receive the new Game + feature. According to the majority of players, the new mode will be a flawless fit for the Assassin's Creed: Origins as it is an RPG with quite a strong emphasis on loot. (more...)
Lunar eclipse on January 31 to be partly visible in Ottawa
- January 29, 2018

In this case, the Moon will appear 14 percent smaller than normal and 30 percent dimmer. With the moon at its fullest stage and being the time of the year that its distance to Earth is the closest, a " supermoon " is expected. The main eclipse will start around 6.25 pm after sunset and this can be seen in the eastern sky as the moon would have just risen by then, it added. (more...)
Swara Bhaskar sparks Twitter turmoil through critique of 'Padmaavat' Swara Bhaskar sparks Twitter turmoil through critique of 'Padmaavat'
- January 29, 2018

It has been really hard to make this film reach the audience. Swara Bhaskar has always been vocal about her thoughts and opinions.When the then Padmavati and now Padmavat was gripped in conflict, she had come out in support of its direcror Sanjay Leela Bhansali . (more...)
Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix Microsoft issues patch to disable Spectre fix
- January 29, 2018

Microsoft pushed an emergency update over the weekend to remove the offending patches, as the company found the negative impact on stability to be of particular concern. While the bugs affect Arm and AMD too, Intel is the only chip maker whose hardware is vulnerable to all three attacks. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said at last week's earning update the company will "restore confidence in data security with customer-first urgency, transparent and timely communication". (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Box 4c with 4K HDR support debuts in China Xiaomi Mi Box 4c with 4K HDR support debuts in China
- January 29, 2018

Also, the Mi Box 4 is available in a single White colour option, while the Box 4c will be available in a Matte Black colour option. The Chinese tech upstart Xiaomi on Monday unveiled the fourth generation Mi Box in its home market. The Xiaomi Mi Box 4 is integrated with an intelligent artificial intelligence technology, which continuously monitors the watching habits and tendency of users. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S with bezel-less design expected to launch soon Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S with bezel-less design expected to launch soon
- January 29, 2018

Then reports from Weibo claimed Mi Mix 2S, which will be an upgrade to the current Mi Mix 2 could be showcased at MWC 2018 . Xiaomi has confirmed that Mi 7 will come with a wireless charging option. If past rumours are to be believed, the Mi Mix 2S will be a refreshed version of the Mi Mix 2 with a design similar to that of the iPhone X . However, it is still not known which processor the Mi Mix 2S would pack. (more...)
United Nations envoy calls for viable political settlement to Syrian crisis United Nations envoy calls for viable political settlement to Syrian crisis
- January 29, 2018

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Sunday met with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie to shed light on refugee issues, and urged the worldwide community to continue providing necessary support to meet their needs. "Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution". "What is important is that the people here are not being forced and that they are continuing to get care and that there is more new school programs and sanitation", she said. (more...)