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Group of Chinese developers launch antitrust complain over App Store policies Group of Chinese developers launch antitrust complain over App Store policies
- August 11, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook attends the China Development Forum in Beijing, China. The WSJ reports that the developers make three specific complaints ... China gained the top spot for iOS App Store sales in 2016 and the country's iOS revenue hit more than $2 billion in the fourth quarter of past year. (more...)
Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016 Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016
- August 11, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted away in a statement: "It's very disappointing, yet entirely predictable to learn The New York Times would write off a draft report without first verifying its contents with the White House or any of the federal agencies directly involved with climate and environmental policy". (more...)
Tesla wants to test self-driving semi-trucks in Nevada
- August 11, 2017

The idea that Tesla is working on incorporating self-driving technology into its upcoming semi truck falls in line with how aggressive the company has been at building the same tech into its consumer cars. An interesting detail is that the vehicles will move in "platoons" : a group of trucks will follow a designated leader and travel in close formation to reduce drag and increase efficiency. (more...)
Tips to Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse
- August 11, 2017

The peak is at 1:22 p.m. here in Memphis, so you need to be outside with a good spot at that time! Only glasses bearing this worldwide safety standard can help promote optical safety while viewing the eclipse. Bring your lawn chair and join the North Shreveport Branch in the parking lot at the branch, located at 4844 North Market for its “2017 Eclipse Viewing Party!” Receive a pair of free safe viewing glasses . (more...)
Skoda unveils SUV Kodiaq and Octavia RS for Indian roads Skoda unveils SUV Kodiaq and Octavia RS for Indian roads
- August 11, 2017

In terms of dimensions, the Kodiaq is broader (1,882mm) than the Fortuner (1,855mm) and has a bigger wheelbase (2,791 vs. Fortuner's 2,745mm) too. The Indian launch is expected to come with 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated 7-speed DSG transmission. (more...)
Deathmatch coming to 'Overwatch' Arcade Soon, Live Now On PTR Deathmatch coming to 'Overwatch' Arcade Soon, Live Now On PTR
- August 11, 2017

But the Arcade, said Kaplan, has "opened up our ability as developers to introduce game modes to you guys that we wouldn't normally feel comfortable putting in the Quick Play or Competitive rotation". The level takes place in the old home of Widowmaker , the game's sniper character. So, what every pug apparently thinks the objective of every game it. (more...)
Bethesda unveils first gameplay trailer for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Bethesda unveils first gameplay trailer for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
- August 10, 2017

The two team up to take on one last mission, and we receive a good look at Billie's abilities as she tears through the underworld of Karnaca and the Void, destroying her enemies. Check out Dishonored: Death of the Outsider in the new gameplay trailer below, with Rosario Dawson returning as Billie, Michael Madsen back as Daud and Robin Lord Taylor reprising his role as the Outsider. (more...)
Transplant Organs from Gene-Edited Pigs; Milestone Achieved Transplant Organs from Gene-Edited Pigs; Milestone Achieved
- August 10, 2017

In a scientific first, researchers have created piglets that could possibly one day provide organs for human transplants. "We are pushing the envelope of technology day by day". The research, published today in Science , showed that some of the problems with xenotransplantation, the process of transplanting organs or tissue between different species, could be overcome with gene-editing techniques. (more...)
Priest reveals: Diana had plans to marry again Priest reveals: Diana had plans to marry again
- August 10, 2017

At the time he was curate of St Mary Abbots church in Kensington, west London, near her former home at Kensington Palace. The Diana Award, a charity set up to preserve her legacy, is holding events targeted at children including special awards and a national kindness day. (more...)
US Gov't Report Confirms 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record US Gov't Report Confirms 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record
- August 10, 2017

The findings contradict the talking points of the Trump administration, which has openly questioned the science behind climate change and the degree that humans contribute to it, and which has moved to reverse the clean-air initiatives of the Obama White House. (more...)
Quantum communication breakthrough: China sends 'hack-proof' cipher from space Quantum communication breakthrough: China sends 'hack-proof' cipher from space
- August 10, 2017

China launched the world's first quantum satellite, Nicknamed "Micius", on 16 August a year ago, to help establish "hack proof" communications. Micius's designed life is two years, so Chinese scientists are making new plans for extended experiments with the satellite. (more...)
Norges Bank Lowers Its Ownership in MGM Resorts International (MGM) Stock Norges Bank Lowers Its Ownership in MGM Resorts International (MGM) Stock
- August 10, 2017

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) has a market cap of $17.97 billion and over the last 12 months, MGM has risen by 26.47%. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.03. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.88, for a total transaction of $95,640.00. 93 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. Tesla, Inc. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest
- August 10, 2017

Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC bought a new stake in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. during the first quarter valued at approximately $417,000. Macquarie set a €8.50 ($10.00) target price on shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. (more...)
Nokia 6 crosses 1 million registrations mark on Amazon Nokia 6 crosses 1 million registrations mark on Amazon
- August 10, 2017

The registrations for Nokia 6 opened on July 14. Telecom giant Vodafone is offering 10GB data per month at Rs 249 for 5 months on the Nokia 6 . Apart from this, all the customers who buy the phone will get 80% Off (300 rupees) discount on Kindle eBooks and at Makemytrip.com the discount will be Rs 2,500 (Rs 1,800 on the hotel and Rs 700 for domestic flights). (more...)
Jio Effect: RCom Introduces Rs Jio Effect: RCom Introduces Rs
- August 10, 2017

Under company's new Rs 399 plan, Airtel prepaid subscribers get unlimited local and STD calls and 84GB data with a fair usage policy of 1GB per day. It is definitely a move by RCom to counter the other dominant players in the Indian telecom scene like Airtel, Vodafone and, of course, Jio. (more...)
Zendaya Denies Dating Tom Holland: 'He's Literally One of My Best Friends' Zendaya Denies Dating Tom Holland: 'He's Literally One of My Best Friends'
- August 10, 2017

Zendaya reveals she hit it off with Tom during their very first audition, although she was concerned that at 5'10 (1.78 metres), she would tower over the 21-year-old, who portrays the titular superhero and his teenage alter ego Peter Parker. (more...)
The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented
- August 10, 2017

Smartphone makers paired the processor with 3GB/4GB RAM, and it will help the phone to have the multitasking capabilities. At the front, the Lenovo K8 Note sports a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash module. The company is also touting the smartphone's Dolby Atmos support for improved audio performance. The company's "Note" series has been quite popular in India and "K8 Note" has come after a brief hiatus. (more...)
With new investment, SoftBank now among largest stakeholders in Flipkart With new investment, SoftBank now among largest stakeholders in Flipkart
- August 10, 2017

Softbank has invested in Flipkart through its $100 billion technology-focused Vision Fund, the Indian ecommerce company announced on Thursday. This is vital ammunition as it seeks to retain its market share lead over Amazon India, which has received capital commitments of $5bn from its USA parent. (more...)
Norges Bank Lowers Its Holdings in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Stock
- August 10, 2017

BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Activision Blizzard by 3,032.9% in the first quarter. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. (more...)
Google improves 'Search' experience for Indian users Google improves 'Search' experience for Indian users
- August 10, 2017

Along with the application scanning feature, Google is highlighting Chrome's Safe Browsing protections and a rebranded version of the Android Device Manager (now called Find My Device). It scans apps in the Play Store before you download them to make sure they follow the rules. As we've seen before , this page includes a list of recently-scanned apps and toggles that let you disable devices scanning and the sending of unknown apps to Google for better detection. (more...)
Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind's remote past Infant ape fossil skull illuminates humankind's remote past
- August 10, 2017

Lead author Dr Isaiah Nengo, from De Anza College in California, US, said: "What the discovery of Alesi shows is that this group was close to the origin of living apes and humans, and that this origin was African". Scientists say the skull looks like that of gibbon. "However, our analyses show that this appearance is not exclusively found in gibbons, and it evolved multiple times among extinct apes, monkeys, and their relatives". (more...)
Disney Hit With Lawsuit Over Children's Privacy Disney Hit With Lawsuit Over Children's Privacy
- August 10, 2017

Parents are able to take Disney to court because their lawyers will complain that Walt Disney Company has violated the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ( COPPA ), but doing the opposite of what the COPPA was set out to achieve. (more...)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Stake Maintained by Harbor Advisors LLC
- August 10, 2017

The stock rose 0.27% or $0.4 reaching $148.11. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $4.14 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.00 to $4.26. 32,580 were accumulated by Icon Advisers. Findlay Park Prtn Limited Liability Partnership reported 2.21 million shares stake. 3,552 are owned by Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Inc. (more...)
Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries Tesla Model 3: On Junk Bonds, Production, and Batteries
- August 10, 2017

All this and more on Green Car Reports . In a statement, Tesla confirmed the newer system but attempted to minimize its differences to HW 2. Finally, SRS Capital Advisors Inc. Tesla had a negative return on equity of 16.36% and a negative net margin of 7.61%. Details about Tesla's shingle-based Solar Roof system have been slow in coming since the company revealed the product a year ago. (more...)
FaceApp Debuts Blackface and Yellowface Filters FaceApp Debuts Blackface and Yellowface Filters
- August 10, 2017

Things have gone over as well as you'd expect from a face-filter app that chose to dabble in digital blackface . As if FaceApp , the app that allows you to see what you would look like if you were old or of the opposite gender, wasn't weird enough, they've now added a heavy dose of racism to their lineup of horrifying filters. (more...)