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Parents, allergy group furious over scene in 'Peter Rabbit' Parents, allergy group furious over scene in 'Peter Rabbit'
- February 15, 2018

The new movie " Peter Rabbit ", is under fire for using a life-threatening disability as a punchline. Charities are calling for the withdrawal of a children's film which portrayed a character with allergies being pelted with the food he is allergic to. (more...)
Hideki Kamiya explains Bayonetta 3's exclusivity on Nintendo Switch Hideki Kamiya explains Bayonetta 3's exclusivity on Nintendo Switch
- February 15, 2018

As yet, Bayonetta 3 has not been given a release date - we don't even know whether it will be ready to ship in 2018. "If consumers come to take it for granted that everybody has a Nintendo Switch , then we can create new and very Nintendo genres of play, and Nintendo Switch can have a life apart from smart devices and other video game systems". (more...)
Global Automotive Lighting Market 2018 Ichikoh, Varroc, ZKW Group and TYC Global Automotive Lighting Market 2018 Ichikoh, Varroc, ZKW Group and TYC
- February 15, 2018

Questale published a new in-depth industry research that focuses on China Automotive Engine Heater market , delivers detailed analysis of market and future prospects of China Automotive Engine Heater market . The Global Fire-Proof Door Market report encompasses various historic, present, and future market aspects such as its analysis, size, trends, growth, share , and so on. (more...)
Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become world's 3rd most valuable public company Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become world's 3rd most valuable public company
- February 15, 2018

Apple Inc.'s $819 billion market capitalization remains Wall Street's largest, followed by Alphabet Inc., the parent of Google, at $736 billion. One such example is Amazon's clear and established lead ahead of Microsoft in the cloud computing market, with AWS now holding a 34% market share compared to Microsoft Azure's 13%, according to Synergy Research Group. (more...)
Avis Budget Group (CAR) Set to Announce Earnings on Wednesday
- February 15, 2018

It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 0 percent. The stock decreased 0.59% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $38.5. Therefore 64% are positive. (NASDAQ:CAR) earned "Buy" rating by M Partners on Thursday, October 12. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Monday, February 22. (more...)
The Kepler Mission Has Discovered Nearly 100 New Exoplanets The Kepler Mission Has Discovered Nearly 100 New Exoplanets
- February 15, 2018

Of the 275 candidates in the dataset - being compiled since the first K2 data release in 2014 - 149 were verified to be actual exoplanets, and of those, researchers found 54 had already been discovered earlier, leaving them with 95 previously unknown exoplanets. (more...)
Deep Impact 2.0? Musk's Tesla Roadster on possible collision course with Earth
- February 15, 2018

The research team's simulations suggest there is a slim chance the vehicle will collide with the sun, while there is little to no chance of the auto hitting Mars. The researchers wondered whether long-term gravitational interactions - known as strong resonances - between the sports vehicle and giant planets like Jupiter might draw the object outwards. (more...)
Nintendo Releases Three New Trailers for Nintendo Labo Nintendo Releases Three New Trailers for Nintendo Labo
- February 15, 2018

Remember those cardboard papercrafted robots, cars, and so forth we showed you last month ? On the more musical side, Toy-Con Piano tasks you with assembling a 13-key piano which you can use to record songs and play them back. The Toy-Con House gives you a small cute animal to befriend and interact with while using the Joy-Cons in unique way. There are a variety of experiences to discover, including mine cart races, bowling and jump rope. (more...)
Comparable Company Analysis: S&P Global Inc. (SPGI), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
- February 15, 2018

The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 90.76 million. About 33.66 million shares traded. Wealthfront Inc has invested 0.01% in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. The consensus recommendation - averaging the work of 27 analysts - of 2.6 for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Shares for $766,625 were sold by Norrod Forrest Eugene . (more...)
Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus Renders Reveal Design, Specifications Nokia 1, Nokia 7 Plus Renders Reveal Design, Specifications
- February 15, 2018

The rear picture shows the Android One name as well as dual Zeiss optics cameras and a fingerprint sensor, framed nicely by that orange trim. Google's Android One logo is also emblazoned on the back of the device as seen on the leaked render. (more...)
'Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race' 'Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race'
- February 15, 2018

They found the weight of the Andromeda is 800 billion times heavier than the Sun , keeping pace with the Milky Way . Turns out the Andromeda galaxy , which is our Milky Way's closest neighbour, is around the same size. NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and L.C. Johnson (University of Washington), the PHAT team, and R. GendlerHow to measure a galaxy? Calculating the birth date of the galaxy has been a major challenge for astrophysicists given the vast age gap between the different ... (more...)
Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) Shares Sold by Morse Asset Management Inc
- February 15, 2018

Sectoral Asset holds 2.67% in Clovis Oncology, Inc. The stock increased 2.13% or $2.15 during the last trading session, reaching $103.11. About 398,545 shares traded. Highlander Ltd Llc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS). Parametric Assoc Lc accumulated 47,431 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 82,512 shares. (more...)
Tillerson says growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon Tillerson says growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon
- February 15, 2018

Aoun, Berri, and Hariri will present a series of measures to Lebanon's Higher Defense Council and security officials at a meeting on Wednesday, it said. Analysts are divided over the potential for U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's upcoming visit to Beirut to reap concrete results for Lebanon's oil and gas sector. (more...)
Remarkable photo reveals atom visible to the naked eye Remarkable photo reveals atom visible to the naked eye
- February 15, 2018

To give you a little perspective on the size of this set-up, the atom is being held in place by electric fields emanating from those two metal needles on either side of it. Not only do these types of laser-cooled atomic ions allow researchers to study and harness the properties of the quantum world, they can also be used to build atomic clocks and future quantum computers. (more...)
Galaxy S9 hype grows with a powerful camera, 3D emojis and Benchmarks Galaxy S9 hype grows with a powerful camera, 3D emojis and Benchmarks
- February 15, 2018

One , slow-motion camera. Two, 3D emojis. Samsung upped the game in this department past year by adding a dual-camera system on the Galaxy Note 8. In other words, Samsungs attempt to imitate Apple's Animojis. This gives a clear reference to the low-light photography. As we approach the February 25th launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 , it's become apparent that the USP for the Korean company's latest flagship will be its "reimagined" camera (s). (more...)
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Shares Bought by Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC
- February 15, 2018

Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $1,400.00 price objective on shares of Alphabet in a report on Monday, January 29th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a buy rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Friday, January 12th. (more...)
Android 8.1 Oreo beta update available for Essential Phone
- February 15, 2018

In addition to Februarary Android security patch, the Android Oreo beta 8.1 update also includes clock icons, dynamic calendar and a beta version of a slow-scrolling jitter fix. The update arrives as OPM1.180104.010 and weighs in at roughly 492.9MB for those on 8.0 Beta 3 . The integral Android Oreo features are all on hand, including picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection, faster startup, etc. (more...)
Google will finally block Google will finally block "intrusive and annoying ads"
- February 15, 2018

Finally, after a decade, they are adding this feature for automatically blocking the pop-ups and fraudulent ad clicks. Those are on the blacklist, too. As ZDNet explains, Chrome will remove all ads from sites that have a "failing" status in the Ad Experience Report for more than 30 days as of February 15. (more...)
Eagles crash again — Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking Eagles crash again — Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking
- February 15, 2018

The Pharaohs, who have been out of action since November, have dropped to 43rd place worldwide. They have also dropped in the African rankings as they now sit fifth behind leaders Tunisia, Senegal, Congo DR, and Morocco. "The dropping of certain countries on the continent can be attributed both to results in recent friendlies and in the devaluation in the calculation of points linked to CAF's Africa Cup of Nations past year", read a statement on FIFA's website. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Price, Specs, Features, Launch Date, And Offers Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Price, Specs, Features, Launch Date, And Offers
- February 15, 2018

Xiaomi manufactured the Redmi Note 5 in two variants. More powerful Pro version will get Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 636, 3/4/6 GB of RAM and drive on 32 or 64 GB and the battery on 4000 mAh. The price of 6GB RAM variant is Rs.16,999. As a comparison, the Mi A1 was launched in India at 14,999 Indonesian rupiah (about RM911) and it was launched in Malaysia with an RM1,099 price tag. (more...)
Levels in Focus For Navios Maritime Holdings Inc (NM) Levels in Focus For Navios Maritime Holdings Inc (NM)
- February 15, 2018

Nwam LLC lessened its holdings in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) by 12.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $19.76 million activity. Shares for $15.24 million were sold by Jurvetson Stephen T on Tuesday, August 22. (more...)
Facebook's Messenger Kids Arrives on Android Facebook's Messenger Kids Arrives on Android
- February 15, 2018

However, for now, it is only downloadable in the U.S. Facebook has also added various Valentine's Day themed masks, stickers and frames. Kids will be able to send all of these to their friends and family. Messenger Kids is designed for younger children (ages six to 12) as a way to safely communicate with friends and family. There's a wide variety of kid-friendly stickers and filters that can be used to edit photos and use during video chats, and parents can get in touch with their kids by ... (more...)
Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies
- February 15, 2018

The former trade union leader had a political career, marked by a long political struggle against former President Robert Mugabe . KEEP UPDATED on the latest news from around the continent by subscribing to our FREE newsletter, Hello Africa . (more...)
Influential Analyst Rating Changes: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN) Influential Analyst Rating Changes: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), NeoPhotonics Corporation (NPTN)
- February 15, 2018

Waddell & Reed Inc reported 83,400 shares stake. On the other side it is not a negative indicator for Investor portfolio value when the price of a stock Investor owns moves down in value. Baird on Monday, July 10. Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $78.95 million activity. $1.71 million worth of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) was sold by Byron Michael. (more...)
Google Family Link Launches in Canada, Along with iPhone App Google Family Link Launches in Canada, Along with iPhone App
- February 15, 2018

The launch also debuts Google Family Link for iOS, allowing parents to control their child's Android device from an iPhone . The other significant step forward will be deeper integration of Google Assistant enabling the app developers also to use the technology in their apps. (more...)