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Lexus wins top spot in vehicle dependability for seventh straight year Lexus wins top spot in vehicle dependability for seventh straight year
- February 15, 2018

Lexus topped the survey for the seventh consecutive year with a score of 99 reported problems per 100 vehicles, while the industry average was 142. The J.D. Power, told The Drive. Lexus and Porsche came out on top as both had 100 problems or less for every 100 vehicles. These are the 15 most reliable vehicle brands. (more...)
Nokia 6 4GB Variant Launched in India at Rs. 16999 Nokia 6 4GB Variant Launched in India at Rs. 16999
- February 15, 2018

According to HMD Global, the Nokia 6 (4GB) will go on sale starting February 20 exclusively at Flipkart .com. Apart from the extra RAM , all the specifications of the 4GB RAM version of Nokia 6 are same as the original 3GB RAM variant. (more...)
NASA Budget Defunds International Space Station, Focuses On Moon NASA Budget Defunds International Space Station, Focuses On Moon
- February 15, 2018

The proposal has stated that given budget constraints and competing priorities at the USA space agency, it is not the administration's priority to develop one more huge space telescope soon after the completion of the James Webb telescope that costs $ 8.8 billion. (more...)
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Staying Classy Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Staying Classy
- February 15, 2018

Appearance wise, there isn't much to distinguish the AMG from the standard G-Class. However, the features are the 1920×720 pixels resolution optional digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster. The redesigned C-Class comes with extended Active Brake Assist as standard. These can be upgraded to full LED lamps on request, or, for the first time on a C-Class, Multibeam LEDs with Ultra Range high beams. (more...)
NASA Wants to Build a Super Quiet Supersonic Jet NASA Wants to Build a Super Quiet Supersonic Jet
- February 15, 2018

It's fast and supersonic, only quieter. The funding for this program received a full backing from the USA government in the recently approved 2019 national budget. It flew commercial flights for more than three decades but was grounded due to expensive operating costs. The noise, which is generated when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier, limited the now-retired Concord supersonic jets to overseas routes to avoid sonic boom disturbances in populated areas. (more...)
De'Aaron Fox to replace Lonzo Ball in Rising Stars Challenge De'Aaron Fox to replace Lonzo Ball in Rising Stars Challenge
- February 15, 2018

Fox and Ball famously dueled when they were in college in a regular season and NCAA Tournament game with Fox getting the better of the matchup in both outings and the win in the tournament game. The game will be played at 9 p.m. Friday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Rookie Bogdan Bogdanovic and second-year guard Buddy Hield are on the World Team. (more...)
Satellites Show Warming is Accelerating Sea Level Rise Satellites Show Warming is Accelerating Sea Level Rise
- February 15, 2018

This falls within global estimates of 52 to 98 centimetres, while the US National Climate Assessment considered plausible sea level rise scenarios as high as 250 centimetres. Global sea levels were stable for about 3,000 years, said climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf, of the Potsdam Institute in Germany. The researchers used data from other scientific missions such as GRACE , the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, to determine what was causing the rate to accelerate. (more...)
Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition launched Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition launched
- February 15, 2018

It also commemorates 50 years of the Escort nameplate, a vehicle synonymous with many RS models throughout its history. But it's not just a cosmetic upgrade, as Ford has installed a Quaife limited-slip differential to the front axle of the all-wheel drive RS, created to improve traction and control in hard cornering. (more...)
Facebook set to launch two smart speakers in July 2018 Facebook set to launch two smart speakers in July 2018
- February 15, 2018

Facebook is planning to enter the smart speaker business this year by launching two speakers in July 2018. Designed by Facebook's Building 8 hardware lab, the Aloha model is reportedly more sophisticated than Fiona. Facebook is taking on the big players like Google, Amazon, and Apple with its smart speaker. The Aloha and Fiona will be the first Facebook products targeting video consumers. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Switch Edition Would Be Monster Hunter World Switch Edition Would Be "Difficult", Capcom Says
- February 15, 2018

With the incredibly vast Monster Hunter: World out now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 , many players are having a blast creating their custom hunters and setting forth with their trusty palico companions. " From now on, we're looking at how we can support the Switch with our games, and that also includes Monster Hunter ". He added: "Each game console has its own characteristic, and it's necessary that we, as game makers, adapt to that when making [a game]". (more...)
The Contrasting UnitedHealth Group (UNH) and Molina Healthcare (MOH)
- February 15, 2018

Unitedhealth Group Inc Com now has $219.23B valuation. Shares of UnitedHealth Group closed the previous trading session at 225.05 down -1.59 0.70% with 1022021 shares trading hands. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 19 by UBS. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279 You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279
- February 15, 2018

Apple has added the timepiece to its offerings of refurbished devices with $50 knocked off the price. However for those who have bought into the Apple ecosystem, it is pretty much the obvious choice, but the good news is that if you don't mind refurbished products, you can save yourself some money. (more...)
Unusual Volume Spotted in Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) Stock Unusual Volume Spotted in Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) Stock
- February 15, 2018

Most company stocks have very little volatility. Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $-0.31 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 3 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $-0.26 and low estimates of $-0.35, however Catabasis Pharma Cmn (NASDAQ: CATB ) reported $-0.47 earnings per share for the same quarter a year ago. (more...)
The Sun Will Be Unusually Cool By 2050, Study The Sun Will Be Unusually Cool By 2050, Study
- February 15, 2018

We can relate this cycle to a heartbeat where the sun goes through active & quiet times that are generally called solar maximum and solar minimum. The main question is whether we're entering a grand solar minimum, and if we are, how much Earth's temperature will drop: Keep in mind, solar cycles are tricky business, and we don't enter the next one, Cycle 25, until approximately this time next year. (more...)
At Lent, Buhari Tasks Christians to Pray for Nigeria's Unity At Lent, Buhari Tasks Christians to Pray for Nigeria's Unity
- February 15, 2018

We should let our former Presidents join retirees' club and take pensions but they can participate in our politics if they are interested. They also discussed the ongoing crisis in Togo, which President Buhari said was of concern not only to Ghana and Nigeria, but the sub-region as a whole. (more...)
CSX Corporation Raises Dividend, Increases Share Buybacks
- February 15, 2018

The stock increased 1.87% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $54.56. About 3.72 million shares traded. Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) has risen 14.60% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. We have $4.01 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:AGEN worth $15.74 million more . (more...)
Only 88000 units of the Essential Phone were sold in 2017 Only 88000 units of the Essential Phone were sold in 2017
- February 15, 2018

The startup has a place with Android fellow benefactor Andy Rubin and it propelled its first item, the top of the line Essential Phone , in 2017. Moreover, the majority of those sales nearly certainly came after Essential dropped the price of the phone. While it made the phone more attractive to purchase, the report shows it didn't do much to boost sales. (more...)
Announcing the Sea of Thieves Scale Test Announcing the Sea of Thieves Scale Test
- February 15, 2018

It's all part of the plan to make sure the game's launch goes smoothly. The Scale Test will begin on Friday, February 16 at 10am GMT (2am PST) and end on Sunday, February 18 at 10am GMT (2am PST). Rare also promises another beta is on the way for the game. What features are in this? That means the test will be restricted to the Gold Hoarders trading company and voyages. (more...)
Governor Ganduje Speaks On 'Underage Voting' in Kano Governor Ganduje Speaks On 'Underage Voting' in Kano
- February 15, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the use of "primitive cheating" and deployment of heavily armed security forces to "muscle votes" for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in last Saturday's House of Representatives bye-election in Katsina State and Kano State local council election, show that President Muhammadu Buhari and his party are no longer popular. (more...)
Amazon Echo mistakenly orders cat food after hearing TV commercial Amazon Echo mistakenly orders cat food after hearing TV commercial
- February 15, 2018

The complaint suggested that it was "socially irresponsible" of Amazon to do such a thing, after having suffered the stress of seeing their little virtual shopping basket violated by the appearance of some Purina sachets. Bosses at the ASA said: 'In this instance, the complainant had cancelled the order themselves, but we understood that had they not done so, the order would nonetheless have been cancelled automatically. (more...)
Valentine's Day and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics come together in Google doodle Valentine's Day and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics come together in Google doodle
- February 15, 2018

With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs.com , SoftwareCEO.com , and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Pai Skating is a figure skating discipline and the sport is distinguished from ice dancing and single skating by elements unique to pair skating, including overhead lifts, twist lifts and throw jumps. (more...)
DR Horton INC (DHI) Holding Increased by Long Pond Capital Lp
- February 15, 2018

It closed at $50.46 lastly. It is down 3.44% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 23.48% the S&P500. Waterfront Capital Partners Llc increased D R Horton Inc ( DHI ) stake by 53.43% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (more...)
Interstellar Object Has 'Violent Past', Spun 'Chaotically' For Billions of Years Interstellar Object Has 'Violent Past', Spun 'Chaotically' For Billions of Years
- February 15, 2018

A new study suggests its chaotic tumble is likely to continue at least another billion years, and it suggests 'Oumuamua's tumble is the result of a violent collision with another asteroid in the past. Speculations were even made that the space rock was a UFO. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech . In October 2017, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai'i picked up a faint point of light moving across the sky. (more...)
(INTC) Shares Sold by South State Corp
- February 15, 2018

The firm has "Buy" rating by Benchmark given on Thursday, November 19. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, May 11 by Pivotal Research. Davenport & Company Llc increased its stake in Intc (INTC) by 31.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Sandboard across an endless desert in Alto's Odyssey Sandboard across an endless desert in Alto's Odyssey
- February 15, 2018

Now in 2017, Apple has given " Alto's Adventure " a featured spot on the US App Store's home page since February 8, a status that appears likely to last until its long-awaited sequel releases in a week's time. Each environment can provide elements better suited to beating some challenges, too , so there's the added gameplay complexity of surviving a run until you make it to the next one in order to get something done. (more...)