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Lenovo Issues Major Recall For Top End ThinkPad X1 Carbon Lenovo Issues Major Recall For Top End ThinkPad X1 Carbon
- February 07, 2018

According to the CPSC, an "unfastened screw" may cause battery damage that results in it overheating, which could then trigger a fire. To confirm if the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptop (Machine Types: 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3, 20K4) is affected, customers should visit the recall site https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALL and follow the instructions while using the potentially affected laptop. (more...)
Tuesday in CE: HomePod Shows Weakness in Closed Apple Ecosystem Tuesday in CE: HomePod Shows Weakness in Closed Apple Ecosystem
- February 07, 2018

For users of Spotify, Apple Music's main competitor and a music streaming service with almost twice more global subscribers, the only way to play tunes is by using an iPhone or Mac and connecting to the HomePod via AirPlay. Since then, Apple has avoided comparing the HomePod to the Amazon Echo and Google Home - devices with better voice-activated smart assistants compared to Apple's Siri - and said it is instead competing with audio-focused speakers such as Sonos. (more...)
(AMZN) Stake Raised by Rhumbline Advisers (AMZN) Stake Raised by Rhumbline Advisers
- February 07, 2018

The stock decreased 1.33% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $78.6. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $5.10 on volume of 42.32 million shares. A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,109.20, for a total value of $2,063,112.00. (more...)
Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)
- February 06, 2018

Stifel Financial Corp now owns 62,204 shares of the technology company's stock worth $1,032,000 after purchasing an additional 6,783 shares during the period. This buyback authorization permits the technology company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. The stock's short float is around of 1.89% and short ratio is 2.7. (more...)
Vodafone's Rs 399 RED postpaid plan now offers 30GB data Vodafone's Rs 399 RED postpaid plan now offers 30GB data
- February 06, 2018

This basically means that they'll be transferred over to the Rs 499 RED traveler plan which now offers 30GB of data per month. Earlier, we reported about Vodafone's rental discount offer of up to 20% on postpaid plans, but back then, we're not sure about the maximum discount. (more...)
Amazon Prime Exclusive phones will no longer feature ads Amazon Prime Exclusive phones will no longer feature ads
- February 06, 2018

It was the exact same handset that customers could purchase from Motorola but Amazon offered it at a slightly discounted price to Prime members as long as they didn't mind seeing ads on the lockscreen. Amazon will still offer smartphones through the Prime Exclusive program with discounted prices for unlocked phones. Amazon wants customers to be able to enjoy biometric security measures like fingerprint readers and facial recognition while also being able to customize the lock screen with ... (more...)
Bitcoin slides below $6000; half its value lost in 2018 Bitcoin slides below $6000; half its value lost in 2018
- February 06, 2018

The fall has meant that the Bitcoin market capitalisation now sits at US$116.5 billion, a long way below its all-time high. The financial consultancy deVere group predicts demand cryptocurrencies will "skyrocket" in the next 12 months. "Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Ethereum , and Ripple are some of the most well-known and talked about cryptocurrencies with largest market caps". Ajeet Khurana, president of Block Chain and Cryptocurrency Committee, an industry body, said the decision to ... (more...)
Finally, Nintendo addresses Mario's nipples
- February 06, 2018

Koizumi, however, does settle a long running debate within the Super Mario community, revealing that the mushroom cap on top of Toad's head is not a hat, but rather a part of head that is attached. Last quarter, Nintendo said Super Mario Run didn't lead to "acceptable profit" despite its tens of millions of downloads but failed to elaborate on the matter. (more...)
NYPD ditches Windows Phone in favor of iPhones NYPD ditches Windows Phone in favor of iPhones
- February 06, 2018

The New York Police Department has started to give out new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus phones to officers for their job, according to the New York Daily News . An NYPD spokesperson said a year ago that the iPhones would be provided to the department at no cost, and the Daily News reported on Monday that the new phones are considered a hardware upgrade under the police's contract with AT&T. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is Getting a 1TB Xbox One S Bundle PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is Getting a 1TB Xbox One S Bundle
- February 06, 2018

It entered early access on Steam back in December 2013, where it's stayed as developer, Bohemia Interactive, continues to tweak and improve the experience ahead of a 2018 full release. There is also the fact that " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " ( PUBG ) and " Fortnite " exist, two games that could have potentially stolen " DayZ's " intended audience. (more...)
Remodeled PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset Arrives Later This Month Remodeled PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset Arrives Later This Month
- February 06, 2018

Get the full rundown from Sony, below. The headset will be available in the USA within the month and you can pick it up for $99.99 (about R1200.00). Previous year it was the misnomered $150 Platinum Wireless Headset , and this time it's a new Gold Wireless Headset. Look for the new and improved Gold headset in the coming weeks, though there isn't a concrete date for its release just yet. (more...)
Protective ozone layer is recovering but not over populated areas Protective ozone layer is recovering but not over populated areas
- February 06, 2018

Several recent studies , including one published last month in Geophysical Research Letters , point to a robust recovery of stratospheric ozone concentrations over Antarctica-the long-awaited payoff after the Montreal Protocol in 1987 mandated a global phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-eating compounds. (more...)
The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Radian Group Inc. (RDN) The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Radian Group Inc. (RDN)
- February 06, 2018

The company's market cap is $7.7 Billion, and the average volume is $6.57 Million. The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $45.59. On Thursday, February 25 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to "Buy". Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $79.0 target. Guess', Inc. stock acknowledged attractive focus from Investors and it has been trading on front line. (more...)
SpaceX Launching Falcon Heavy From Kennedy Space Center
- February 06, 2018

All of SpaceX's missions so far have been unmanned, but several Falcon 9s have launched topped by SpaceX's Dragon, the predecessor to the Crew Dragon , which is created to, someday, take people into space. Not especially. Elon Musk explained on Instagram that rockets on test flights usually just contain concrete or steel blocks, but he thought this was "extremely boring". (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 info leak reveals plenty about game Red Dead Redemption 2 info leak reveals plenty about game
- February 06, 2018

The website reports that they received a document a while back but didn't share the uncorroborated information. The site initially chose to not publish it but by comparing recent media and reveals, they believe that the documents they have received are true. (more...)
Here's Elon Musk's Roadster, ready to be launched to Mars tomorrow Here's Elon Musk's Roadster, ready to be launched to Mars tomorrow
- February 06, 2018

Paulo Lozano, a professor of astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, added that "there is a probability that something might go wrong". SpaceX is clearly in the business of making rockets, so if there's an explosion, the company will simply pick itself up, dust off, and build again. (more...)
SpaceX's new rocket ready for 1st test flight
- February 06, 2018

Last year, Elon Musk released a blooper reel of failed rocket landings . It's not just a launch, it's an event. This rocket will have thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners. Aside from frightening the California coast , Musk's extraterrestrial endeavor has long-served as a contractor for NASA by rocketing supplies to and from the International Space Station . (more...)
Will Sony announce new flagship Xperia XZ2 along with Xperia XZ Pro? Will Sony announce new flagship Xperia XZ2 along with Xperia XZ Pro?
- February 06, 2018

Well, that may not be the only handset we will see at the technology event as Ireland's telecommunications and internet service provider Three Ireland has claimed in a tweet that Sony is releasing Xperia XZ2 soon. Hz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor with Mali-T720 GPU. The highlight of the Xperia L2 is the integration of a fingerprint sensor, which will also serve as a power button. (more...)
Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
- February 06, 2018

The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of $15.775 and 372776 shares have traded hands in the session. It has outperformed by 40.20% the S&P500. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Federated Investors Pa holds 0% of its portfolio in Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ:OPHT) for 56,258 shares. Goodyear Tire & Rubber earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. (more...)
TRAPPIST-1 worlds likely terrestrial and water-rich TRAPPIST-1 worlds likely terrestrial and water-rich
- February 06, 2018

The TRAPPIST-1 planets , so named because they orbit the cool red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, which was in turn named for a Belgian beer that was beloved by the astronomers who discovered the star. They may also be tidally locked, meaning that the same side is always facing the star. "Densities, while important clues to the planets' compositions, do not say anything about habitability". (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Pink Gold Arriving in Malaysia on 8 February Huawei Mate 10 Pro Pink Gold Arriving in Malaysia on 8 February
- February 06, 2018

Slightly revising their schedules and plans announced at CES 2018 , where the Mate 10 Pro was named the best smartphone, pre-orders are being accepted starting today through February 17th. The Mate 10 Porsche Design model comes with a price tag of $1,225. The phone houses a dual-camera setup on the rear with 12-megapixel +20-megapixel sensors. (more...)
Intel Launches Vaunt Smart Glasses - Amazing Multi-Featured Wearable Intel Launches Vaunt Smart Glasses - Amazing Multi-Featured Wearable
- February 06, 2018

It looks like Intel is planning to dig up the grave and bring back Smart Glasses . It's getting set to launch an early access program and SDK so that developers can discover for themselves what they can do with it. Yeah, if you find eyes queasy you might want to get yourself a cup of tea. According to The Verge's report, these glasses work easily with or without prescription lenses. (more...)
Free Bud Light beer for everyone on Eagles' Super Bowl parade route Free Bud Light beer for everyone on Eagles' Super Bowl parade route
- February 06, 2018

The deal came after Johnson said in an interview last summer that should the Eagles win the Super Bowl, he would give out beer "to everybody ". It all began in July, when Eagles player Lane Johnson promised he'd be "giving out beer to everybody" if the team got on a roll and won the Super Bowl. (more...)
New Honor smartphone with quad cameras visits TENAA New Honor smartphone with quad cameras visits TENAA
- February 06, 2018

The device also has a 5.65-inch "bezel-less" FullView HD display, a 3,000 mAh battery, and an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset. The Honor 9 Lite is available from today in the United Kingdom from retailers Amazon, Argos, Very, AO.com and John Lewis in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, and Glacier Grey . (more...)
Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China Xiaomi Amazfit BIP smartwatch goes on sale outside China
- February 06, 2018

Xiaomi owned Huami has announced yet another smartwatch with an extra-huge battery capacity. What does the Amazfit Bip offer? Well, it essentially offers what any smartwatch would offer. It's important to note Huami's expertise and background in the once-thriving wearable tech industry, as the new Amazfit Bip is so insane affordable and jam-packed with modern features and sensors that it's hard to believe it's actually any good. (more...)