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First Briton, 'Cheddar Man' had darker skin, DNA analysis First Briton, 'Cheddar Man' had darker skin, DNA analysis
- February 08, 2018

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland , professor of population genetics at Trinity College Dublin, Dan Bradley said that a project with the National Museum of Ireland has made similar findings for that of the earliest Irish populations. (more...)
Tesla Inc (TSLA) Posts Narrower-Than-Expected Q4 Loss
- February 08, 2018

Musk's Tesla electric vehicle and energy storage company lost $675.4m in the three months ending 31 December, the company announced on Thursday, compared with a loss of $121m for the same period a year ago. The company slightly beat Wall Street's expectations on the financial front, and said it's still targeting producing 2,500 Model 3 vehicles by the end of the first quarter. (more...)
North Korea's military parades hold nuclear clues North Korea's military parades hold nuclear clues
- February 08, 2018

The Mangyongbong 92 last crossed into South Korean waters when it carried a North Korean cheer squad for the 2002 Asian Games in the port city of Busan. The IOC advised the Organizing Committee that North Koreans can use the Samsung phone during the games that start Friday and return them before their departure. (more...)
Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling
- February 08, 2018

Its traditional duo of lenses at work in phones like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro already cover monochrome and RGB duties - so what's left? And the primary phone, the P20, is thought to be iPhone X-looking with a triple-lens camera on the rear. (more...)
Google Pixel 2′s camera app does not use the Pixel Visual Core Google Pixel 2′s camera app does not use the Pixel Visual Core
- February 08, 2018

In its bid to add new experiences to Pixel phones, Google has now announced that the "Pixel Visual Core" for Pixel 2 users - a custom-designed co-processor for the device - is now turned on and the update will be rolled out in the next few days. (more...)
SpaceX Makes History After Successful Falcon Heavy Test Flight SpaceX Makes History After Successful Falcon Heavy Test Flight
- February 08, 2018

Musk confirmed late Tuesday that a final burn by the Falcon Heavy rocket's upper stage engine had successfully initiated a "trans-Mars injection" meant to boost the auto into an orbit around the sun stretching as far out as Mars. The succesful launch takes Musk one step forward to realizing his dream of sending humans to Mars on larger rockets. "We're able to offer arguably super-heavy-lift, or almost super-heavy-lift capability, for not much more than a Falcon 9", said Musk. (more...)
Is This Car Really in Space? Is This Car Really in Space?
- February 08, 2018

Eager observers lined up early this morning to get a prime viewing area along the beaches south of Cape Canaveral. The Falcon Heavy blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in the U.S. Even the President of the United States Donald Trump took it to Twitter to congratulate Musk and SpaceX for another achievement. SpaceX was hopeful the rocket and its $200,000 (£143,000) cargo enter a billion year orbit reaching Mars , but it appears the dummy Starman had different plans in mind. (more...)
Cloud Doesn't Look Like This on Final Fantasy VII Remake Anymore Cloud Doesn't Look Like This on Final Fantasy VII Remake Anymore
- February 08, 2018

While the company didn't allow the audience to take any photos and it's not expected to release them, comments on Twitter by some of the visitors have revealed some very interesting details that give us clues as to where the project is heading in its development. (more...)
Research Analysis of QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
- February 08, 2018

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN ) deteriorated -2.60% to strike $60.79 in the Monday trading session. 14,989,730 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,955,614. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -1.3% per annum. Campbell Ann Marie also sold $1.63 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. Among 6 analysts covering China Mobile ( NYSE:CHL ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. (more...)
New emojis coming to a phone near you New emojis coming to a phone near you
- February 08, 2018

The list is an expansive one, adding things like an infinity symbol, curly hair and red hair emojis, a kangaroo, and much more . The emoji list being announced today is final so that vendors can start work on this year's emoji. The Unicode Consortium has sample images for all those emoji on its website , or you can (and should) check out Emojipedia's video detailing them all above. (more...)
Battle Royale Game 'Fear the Wolves' Announced, Coming 2018 Battle Royale Game 'Fear the Wolves' Announced, Coming 2018
- February 07, 2018

Set in a radiation-ravaged Chernobyl. In traditional fashion, players will be able to play solo, or with a squad, as they are dropped into the oppressive environments of radiation infested Chernobyl. In order to get the win, players will need to worry about a lot more than other survivors out in the field. More details on Fear the Wolves will be unveiled to attendees at the What's Next de Focus press event in Paris, February this year. (more...)
'Apple has won the wearables game' 'Apple has won the wearables game'
- February 07, 2018

According to new figures from research firm Canalys, Apple shipped more than 18 million smartwatches in 2017, up 54 percent compared to the previous year. "But limited operator selection in the UK, Germany and France influenced consumer purchase decisions and stifled the growth potential of the connected Apple Watch", Thielke added. (more...)
(MSFT) Stake Lowered by State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System
- February 07, 2018

In other news, insider Frank H. Brod sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock increased 2.56% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $80.38. Amica Retiree Med Tru invested 2.64% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Blue Financial Cap has invested 2.75% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (more...)
Samsung Could Scrap Samsung Could Scrap "S" Name In Favour Of Galaxy X
- February 07, 2018

The renders were tweeted by frequent mobile tipster Evan Blass, who later claimed that the full Galaxy S9 color lineup could include Midnight Black , Lilac Purple , Titanium Gray and Coral Blue. But since that didn't happen, the next purple Galaxy S phone has been a long time coming. The Galaxy S10 series is expected to be announced with the moniker Samsung Galaxy X. (more...)
Apple Releases CPU Throttling Fix In iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Apple Releases CPU Throttling Fix In iOS 11.3 Beta 2
- February 07, 2018

Apple's move is created to deflect allegations it deliberately slowed down iPhones to push people into upgrading their phones , when a simple battery change would have restored performance. The first setting shows the health of your iPhone. The company apologised and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models from $79 to $29. (more...)
The Surge 2 Announced and Will Release in 2019 The Surge 2 Announced and Will Release in 2019
- February 07, 2018

All we have to go on assets wise right now is a single piece of artwork, above, but Focus Home Interactive said The Surge 2 takes place in a brand new environment, with improved combat. Much of what made the first robotic souls-like a success will carry over into the new game, which has a release date planned for 2019. Enjoy and stay tuned for more! An expansion for the game, "A Walk in the Park", was released by the end of a year ago. (more...)
British Prime Minister Marks Historic Women's Vote But Warns Of Online Abuse British Prime Minister Marks Historic Women's Vote But Warns Of Online Abuse
- February 07, 2018

One Simple Idea, by award-winning playwright Louise Page and funded by the government's £1.5m Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, marks the anniversary of passing of the 4th Reform Bill - better known as the Suffragette Act - on February 6. (more...)
Hyundai Elite i20 facelift explained in detail Hyundai Elite i20 facelift explained in detail
- February 07, 2018

Under the bonnet, the new Hyundai i20 facelift is offered in both the choices - petrol as well as diesel. The facelifted i20 Elite's diesel variants start from Rs. i20. The petrol version comes with a 1.2-litre Kappa engine. Dual-tone paint scheme, connectivity-rich 17.7-inch navigation system, rear AC vents, Isofix child-seat mounts, standard ABS and dual airbags, optional side and curtain airbags, etc. (more...)
Birtley ABC trio named in England's Commonwealth Games squad Birtley ABC trio named in England's Commonwealth Games squad
- February 07, 2018

The female squad selected is extremely strong with the selection of Lisa Whiteside (51kg) who is a previous two-time world championship medalist and seven-time victor of the elite championships. Washington twins Pat and Luke McCormack have been selected to box at the Commonwealth Games . In a recent press release, World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said the inclusion of women's 7s for the first time at the Commonwealth Games was a milestone achievement. (more...)
Cheddar Man's DNA shows the first Britons were black Cheddar Man's DNA shows the first Britons were black
- February 07, 2018

It was initially assumed that Cheddar Man had pale skin and fair hair, but his DNA paints a different picture, strongly suggesting he had blue eyes, a very dark brown to black complexion and dark curly hair. Results reveal a Middle Eastern origin for Cheddar Man, whose contemporaries are thought to have crossed an ancient land bridge connecting continental Europe with Britain. (more...)
Kia Motors unveils India portfolio for 2019 Kia Motors unveils India portfolio for 2019
- February 07, 2018

A flat bonnet on the front, mildly raked windscreen and high ground clearance give it the traits of an SUV of the current day, and the Concept Future-S also comes with features like suicide doors and a spherical touchscreen display, keeping up with the modern day needs. (more...)
Jaguar Will Make 25 New D-Type Roadsters for Die-Hard Devotees Jaguar Will Make 25 New D-Type Roadsters for Die-Hard Devotees
- February 07, 2018

The first "new" D-type has already left the garage. While most of the automaker's attentions are lavished on new vehicles, like the 2019 E-PACE crossover SUV we recently drove, the Jaguar Classic team has a different remit. Jaguar Classic just announced that it will build 25 D-Types as part of a continuation series, following in the footsteps of its XKSS and Lightweight E-Type . (more...)
Democratic counterpoint memo 'under review' by Trump Democratic counterpoint memo 'under review' by Trump
- February 07, 2018

Democrats on the House intelligence panel responded with their own classified document, which they claim rebuts some of the assertions in the GOP memo . The postponement of Bannon's interview came as the House panel voted unanimously Monday to release the Democratic memo, sending it to the White House for a legal and national security review. (more...)
Apple-Shazam deal may threaten competition in Europe, EU says Apple-Shazam deal may threaten competition in Europe, EU says
- February 07, 2018

The European Commission has accepted the request of these 7 European members, as it "considers the transaction may threaten to adversely affect competition in the EEA". The request for the investigation was made by Austria, but they were later joined by other European Union countries such as France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden. (more...)
Another Rainbow Six Siege free weekend is happening this month Another Rainbow Six Siege free weekend is happening this month
- February 07, 2018

Following the technical test on PC, Outbreak will be accessible on all platforms from March 6 to April 3. Either way, if you own an Xbox One , you'll be able to play the Rainbow Six Siege free Xbox weekend this Thursday. As detailed by Ubisoft, Outbreak is "a special, time-limited co-op event in which a team of up to three players must infiltrate the Quarantine Zone in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico to battle an extraterrestrial infestation that has turned the locals into awful ... (more...)