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Job listings suggest that Spotify is working on its own smart speaker Job listings suggest that Spotify is working on its own smart speaker
- February 20, 2018

Rumors have swirled for a while about Spotify working on its own music hardware. Still, despite this clear move forward in the production process, we're no closer to knowing what kind of hardware Spotify is working on. Most - though not all - support Spotify as a streaming provider, though the scale of that integration varies. With Alexa on the Echo and third-party speakers like Sonos' One, for example, you can control Spotify with direct voice commands. (more...)
Swype Keyboard for Android and iOS has been Discontinued Swype Keyboard for Android and iOS has been Discontinued
- February 20, 2018

Nuance adds the move is "necessary to allow us to concentrate on developing our AI solutions for sale directly to businesses". However, it would hardly make any sense since the keyboard is no longer in development. Sadly, all good things come to an end. That is sad news for loyal Swype users. This isn't too surprising as it is clear that Nuance has been pushing hard on its direct-to-business front. (more...)
Adobe Systems (ADBE) Rating Reiterated by Guggenheim
- February 20, 2018

About 2.68M shares traded or 23.64% up from the average. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, November 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. (more...)
Dougherty & Co Boosts Tesla (TSLA) Price Target to $400.00
- February 20, 2018

About 1.89 million shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) has risen 5.89% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 21.83% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:TSLA) or 5,563 shares. Branderiz Eric sold $589,355 worth of stock. Musk Kimbal sold 4,065 shares worth $1.27 million. Among 27 analysts covering Electronic Arts ( NASDAQ:EA ), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. (more...)
John Kasich rips Congress, urges 'common-sense gun laws' John Kasich rips Congress, urges 'common-sense gun laws'
- February 20, 2018

John R. Kasich continues to be a strong supporter of the right to bear arms and, as governor, has signed every pro-2nd amendment bill that has crossed his desk to defend this basic, constitutional right. "We'll see. And if they don't produce anything, I'll put my own stuff out". "I don't think most Americans do". Last year, legislation Kasich signed went into effect that expanded where people can carry concealed handguns to include willing colleges and day-care facilities. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $449, regular XZ1 starts at $499 Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $449, regular XZ1 starts at $499
- February 20, 2018

Not much is known about the rumored Sony Xperia XZ2 , but some sources are claiming that the device could feature a 2:1 taller and narrower screen that's become a trend among flagship devices since a year ago. Someone named Grisha left a comment on an Xperia Blog with the image of the upcoming device. The new design shows the curved bottom, which ties in with Sony's earlier tease. (more...)
The NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Receives The NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Receives "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group
- February 20, 2018

The hedge fund run by Carl Tiedemann held 2.23M shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $251.86 million, up from 890,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Thompson Inv Mngmt holds 1.72% or 273,903 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:DAL) or 17,411 shares. Raymond James Fincl Serv Advsr has 0% invested in Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (more...)
Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners
- February 20, 2018

Sony's ride-hailing system will launch this spring in partnership with taxi companies Daiwa Motor Transportation, Hinomaru Kotsu, Kokusai Motorcars, Green Cab and Checker Cab Group. Technology giants, however, are still keen to make their mark in this space, and by utilizing AI to improve taxi service infrastructure rather than pushing for autonomous fleets or fully mobile systems which use non-traditional and professional drivers, they can develop relationships which, should the rules ... (more...)
Microsoft slams final nail into Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0's coffin Microsoft slams final nail into Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0's coffin
- February 20, 2018

So if you are still using Windows 7 or 8 Phone you will not receive app and other push notifications. In 2013 Microsoft bought Nokia for US$7.2bn/€5.44bn, hoping that it could drive the market for handsets running its mobile OS and use the company's patent portfolio to both protect itself and stymie rivals. (more...)
Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert
- February 20, 2018

The experiment, dubbed D-Mars, was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, where the landscape is similar to the arid desolation of the Red Planet. For the first time ever in Israel, scientists recently experienced what it is like to live on Mars . According to the D-MARS website, the main goal of the project was "to promote space-related science and technology in Israel through the creation of analog infrastructure for academic research and technological development". (more...)
Puzzle pieces indicate WWDC 2018 to happen in first week of June Puzzle pieces indicate WWDC 2018 to happen in first week of June
- February 20, 2018

O'Reilly Velocity Conference accounts for the week of the 11th, DataWorks Summit and Hadoop Summit runs the week of the 18th, and Sensors Expo & Conference is on the week of the 25th. Apple hosted 2017's conference at the venue, which is actually a change of pace as Apple has typically held their conferences at the Moscone Center between 2003 to 2016. (more...)
Launch of Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB delayed a day Launch of Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg AFB delayed a day
- February 19, 2018

SpaceX made headlines when it put a Tesla on its way to Mars, with the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy . The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prepares to launch from the Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California on December 22, 2017. (more...)
Investigations reveal Pixel 2's rapid charging depends on battery temperature Investigations reveal Pixel 2's rapid charging depends on battery temperature
- February 19, 2018

As per user comments on the Google Product Forums , it appears that the battery charging issue is impacting only the Pixel 2 XL, not the Pixel 2. Multiple users have complained that their units charge slowly despite the phone showing the "Charging rapidly" notification. (more...)
Jivi Mobile Partners With Jio For Rs 699 4G Smartphone With Cashbacks Jivi Mobile Partners With Jio For Rs 699 4G Smartphone With Cashbacks
- February 19, 2018

The cheapest of the lot is the Energy E3, which is priced at Rs 3,999, and is now available for Rs 2,899. Under which Jio is offering Rs 2200 cashback instantly through " Jio Football Offer " on the entire range of 4G VoLte smartphones of Jivi Mobiles . (more...)
Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling
- February 19, 2018

The plan, for now, is limited to select circles only, however, will reportedly be available for all customers in the forthcoming days. Well, the ₹109 prepaid pack that has now been launched by Idea also offers free local and STD voice calls and 1 GB 2G/3G/4G data to its customers, but, it comes with a validity of 14 days. (more...)
New leak nearly unwrapped Galaxy S9/S9+ New leak nearly unwrapped Galaxy S9/S9+
- February 19, 2018

Samsung is one of the most well-known brands for smartphones and it has a range of different devices across all tiers, like this entry-level and budget-friendly phone that you can pick up for under $100 right now. The eagerly awaited software update has been rolling out across Europe with users in Germany, France and Poland all getting access to Google's latest OS. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5z Smartphone With Snapdragon 845 Leaked Asus Zenfone 5z Smartphone With Snapdragon 845 Leaked
- February 19, 2018

Another leak from a blogger shows off this mysterious device. The standard ZenFone 5 model is expected to feature the same notch that made the iPhone X so popular among other smartphone makers, which are now planning to include the design change into many of their products. (more...)
Japanese team develops elastic on-skin LED display Japanese team develops elastic on-skin LED display
- February 19, 2018

E-skin blends a breathable nanomesh electrode and stretchable wiring along with micro LEDs' array which can output basic images bending with your body. The patch can be stretched to a maximum of 45% of its original length, and it's created to be much more resistant to wear and tear than previous skin displays. (more...)
Nokia 4 with Snapdragon 450 SoC to launch at MWC 2018 Nokia 4 with Snapdragon 450 SoC to launch at MWC 2018
- February 19, 2018

Airtel recommends its Rs. 169 prepaid pack, which offers 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, and 100 SMSes per day with a validity of 28 days (14 days for non-Airtel offer bundled smartphones). The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 mobile platform clocked at 1.3GHz. It is equipped with MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. (more...)
Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) Lifted to Sell at BidaskClub
- February 19, 2018

The firm offers VMware vSphere, a data center platform, which enables users to deploy hypervisor, a layer of software that resides between the operating system and system hardware to enable compute virtualization; storage and availability products that provide data storage and protection options; network and security products; and management and automation products to manage and automate overarching IT processes involved in provisioning IT services and resources to users from initial ... (more...)
'Transformers' Movie Franchise to Get Rebooted After 'Bumblebee' 'Transformers' Movie Franchise to Get Rebooted After 'Bumblebee'
- February 19, 2018

With Transformers 6 gone, four Hasbro projects remain on the Paramount docket: A new G.I. Joe film in 2020, a Micronauts movie in 2020, a Dungeons & Dragons movie in 2021, and an untitled "event film" in 2021. To recall, it was in April 2016 when Paramount Pictures tasked three of the most respected writers in the industry to helm the studio's Hasbro-Paramount cinematic universe: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, Eisner Award victor Brian K. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 available with huge Rs 19001 discount Google Pixel 2 available with huge Rs 19001 discount
- February 18, 2018

Buyers must activate the phone on a monthly installment plan. One of the complaints we continue to hear about the new Pixel phones is that they're too expensive (especially in some markets around the world), so offering 20% off the retail price could end up putting the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL into buying range for a lot of people. (more...)
The Opportunity Mars rover has taken its first ever selfie The Opportunity Mars rover has taken its first ever selfie
- February 18, 2018

In a rather exceptional feat conquered by NASA's Opportunity Rover, it has completed 5,000 Sols on Saturday, 17th February 2017. A Martian "sol" lasts about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, and a Martian year lasts almost two Earth years. (more...)
Stocks Hitting New Technical Facts: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD)
- February 18, 2018

The stock increased 1.15% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $161.27. About 2.31M shares traded. ( APD ) has risen 9.23% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. Cibc Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% or 25,556 shares in its portfolio. Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Analyst Activity - Macquarie Reiterates Outperform on Liberty Global plc
- February 18, 2018

The stock decreased 6.85% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $33.99. About 4.70 million shares traded or 132.42% up from the average. Liberty Global plc - Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, February 2nd. (more...)