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Activision Blizzard, Inc. Is Investors' Favorite Game Stock
- March 01, 2018

It has underperformed by 31.46% the S&P500. Everence Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Activision Blizzard Ord ( ATVI ) by 33.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 129,562 shares in the company, valued at $9,053,792.56. Partner Inv Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 1.58% stake. (more...)
Fitbit Stock Drops 13% on Q4 Earnings Miss Fitbit Stock Drops 13% on Q4 Earnings Miss
- March 01, 2018

Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 6,079,011 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock valued at $34,711,000 after purchasing an additional 638,235 shares in the last quarter. Volatility is a key factor to observe. Fitbit Inc . (NYSE: FIT ) gross margin percentage stands at 35.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -22.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -23.4 Percent. (more...)
Will Smith just can't handle the bugs in the south Will Smith just can't handle the bugs in the south
- March 01, 2018

Still, though, the actor wants us Georgians to do something about it and have it done as fast as possible. Here's Smith's Instagram video announcing the start of production. It then goes to a shot of a swarm of bugs flying over a creek. There's no indication that these bugs are playing any perceived role in the action thriller, and appear to be mostly an on-set nuisance. (more...)
Google Assistant gets support for more languages and deeper app integration Google Assistant gets support for more languages and deeper app integration
- March 01, 2018

To entice developers to localize their applications with multilingual Action support , they are offering a Google Assistant shirt and $200 worth of credit for Google Cloud hosting for publishing an app's first Action. The location-based reminders feature is already available on smartphones, and will soon be available for Home devices as well. Starting today, developers can integrate their complex applications with Assistant through the new Android Link feature. (more...)
Comcast seeks control of broadcaster Sky, countering Murdoch and Disney Comcast seeks control of broadcaster Sky, countering Murdoch and Disney
- March 01, 2018

USA cable giant Comcast joined in the battle for pan-European satellite TV group Sky on Tuesday, outbidding Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox , whose takeover ambitions have hit United Kingdom government resistance. European regulators have shown resistance to Fox's buy-out plans: in January, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that Fox's proposed acquisition is "likely to operate against the public interest" because if successful, would give the Murdoch family ... (more...)
Black Panther Fans Are Asking For A Wakanda TV Show Black Panther Fans Are Asking For A Wakanda TV Show
- March 01, 2018

Read the Black Panther movie review here. After the events of Captain America: Civil War , King T'Challa returnsohome to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. There is no doubting that Michael B. Jordan's role as Erik Killmonger helped alleviate the MCU's villain problem , but do we simply want to see another rehash in the sequel? That level of complexity in his character is one of the things that took this movie to ... (more...)
Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules
- March 01, 2018

The FTC suit alleged that AT&T illegally throttled mobile users with "unlimited" plans between 2011 and 2014. AT&T appealed, and in 2016 a panel of the Ninth Circuit reversed, finding that the FTC had no authority over AT&T because it was also offering mobile voice service, a "common carrier" telecommunications service. (more...)
Fortnite Is Getting Jetpacks Soon Fortnite Is Getting Jetpacks Soon
- March 01, 2018

Let us know what you think about the upcoming update and whether you look forward to taking to the safety of the skies or boots on the ground? Previous game-changers like the minigun and launch pad carved out new avenues to victory for players, and the same could well be the case for the jetpack if it allows its users to master the inevitable verticality of Fortnite's crafting-focused combat. (more...)
Apple May Release New 6.5-Inch iPhone This Year Apple May Release New 6.5-Inch iPhone This Year
- March 01, 2018

The new larger dimensions is likely to drive a spike in sales similar to the one Apple experienced in the wake of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, after customers rushed to buy the new sizes. The rumored lineup, which Apple has not confirmed or commented on, is an attempt to expand the company's smartphone offerings and reach a wider audience interested in features not offered by Apple's current device roster. (more...)
Antarctica King Penguins Threatened by Warmer Habitat Antarctica King Penguins Threatened by Warmer Habitat
- March 01, 2018

Unlike the even heftier Empire Penguins , which live and breed in massive colonies on ice-covered Antarctica , King Penguins can only survive on cold, though ice-free islands . King Penguin habitat on Macquarie Island. What wasn't expected, though, is the rapidity of these changes, leaving little time for creatures like King Penguins to react, adapt, or find new homes. (more...)
MWC 2018: Sony Embraces A New Design With The Xperia XZ2 MWC 2018: Sony Embraces A New Design With The Xperia XZ2
- March 01, 2018

Xperia XZ2 also comes with a 5-megapixel 23mm wide-angle lens with SteadyShot. This is not the first time that Sony has come with innovative ideas. There is no 3.5mm audio jack present on the phone. The compact is obviously smaller, but the features are nearly identical apart from the lack of wireless charging and Dynamic Vibration System , which makes you phone vibrate in sync with video and audio content. (more...)
Hearthstone Gets In-Game Tournaments For The Year Of The Raven Hearthstone Gets In-Game Tournaments For The Year Of The Raven
- March 01, 2018

There's also the new "Hall of Fame" inductees , with Ice Block , Coldlight Oracle , and Molten Giant all getting the spotlight. The new on-game tournament feature will allow players to organize their own tournaments directly from the Hearthstone client, either from their own home or from a Fireside Gathering . (more...)
Google's Clips camera aims to bring AI into home gadgets Google's Clips camera aims to bring AI into home gadgets
- March 01, 2018

Separately, in one instance I received a notification saying that the camera was getting too warm, which Google says can happen after using the Live Preview feature for an extended period of time . This is a great deal which will get you three different types of mount case which you can change everyday just by paying $15 bucks more. Google Clips was announced at the same time as Google's Pixel 2 , Home Mini, and Home Max. (more...)
ICloud Encryption Keys In China Will Be Stored On Local Servers ICloud Encryption Keys In China Will Be Stored On Local Servers
- March 01, 2018

The new policy does not affect any iCloud users outside of China. Apple announced a year ago that it was moving Chinese customer iCloud operations to China in an effort to comply with local laws, with the move officially taking place at the end of this month. (more...)
Bud Luckey (1934 - 2018), animator designed Woody for Bud Luckey (1934 - 2018), animator designed Woody for "Toy Story"
- March 01, 2018

In a statement posted on Facebook , he also wrote, "He loved his work but got even greater satisfaction from seeing others enjoy it ". Early in his career, he created cartoons and songs with lyricist Donald Hadley for Sesame Street including the memorable "The Lady Bug Picnic" which showcased the number 12. (more...)
Apple to launch over-ear headphones soon Apple to launch over-ear headphones soon
- March 01, 2018

Apple bought Beats in 2014 for a bit of cool factor, and Beats technology eventually found its way into Apple Music and the company's own line of headphones. The first upgrade that will make Airpod 2 superior to its predecessor is the new wireless chip. Apple , keeping its tradition of pioneering hardware it produces, had used W1 chip for AirPods. (more...)
Celebrate Pokemon's 22nd Birthday With Bulbasaur Snapchat Filter Celebrate Pokemon's 22nd Birthday With Bulbasaur Snapchat Filter
- March 01, 2018

As part of the Pokemon Day Festivities, Pokemon Go is bringing back Party Hat Pikachu on February 27th. Pokemon GO players should keep an eye out for a special Pikachu through tomorrow afternoon. For those who missed the movie in theaters, fans will be able to watch the franchise's newest movie release on the Pokemon TV app for free. First up, you can use some Pokemon stickers on your Snapchat images specifically for Pokemon Day 2018 and moving forward. (more...)
SeaWorld CEO resigns after company posts $200 million loss for 2017 SeaWorld CEO resigns after company posts $200 million loss for 2017
- March 01, 2018

SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby stepped down today, as attendance continues its almost decade-long slide at what was Disney's strongest challenger in the USA theme park industry. Revenue was $1.26 billion, down from $1.34 billion the year before. Others noted SeaWorld's recent economic performance and falling attendance. But PETA never will embrace SeaWorld so long as it can make money and get attention by beating up on it, no matter what SeaWorld does. (more...)
Singer Gwen Stefani stops by St. Louis City Museum, Cathedral Basilica Saturday Singer Gwen Stefani stops by St. Louis City Museum, Cathedral Basilica Saturday
- March 01, 2018

Stefani put in the work in her costume not just with the red wig, but Daphne's signature purple dress, green scarf, hairband, and tights. Gwen Stefani's son, Apollo , had a very special birthday party over the weekend. Stefani previously told Marie Claire that Shelton's ranch is the ideal spot for her sons. " Blake is extremely attentive, loving and doting towards Gwen and the boys", the unnamed source said . (more...)
Goalkeeper goes for water and gifts opponents equaliser in Germany, watch video Goalkeeper goes for water and gifts opponents equaliser in Germany, watch video
- February 26, 2018

Understandably, the Dutchman's static reaction to the goal has drawn comparisons to a Federation Internationale de Football Association glitch. Stefan Kutschke ran in to score unchallenged as Flekken turned round too late. There was however one problem - Flekken was nowhere to be seen. He was already running over to his team-mates to celebrate the goal that had spectators in a state of shock. (more...)
OnePlus' Fix for HD Streaming OnePlus' Fix for HD Streaming
- February 26, 2018

Pick a service-Netflix, Google Play, Amazon Prime, etc. -and roll the dice. So, what's the bad news? The thing is, it involves tearing them away from their smartphones for some time, or in other words, they have to mail in their phones to OnePlus to get the update installed on their devices. (more...)
Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones
- February 26, 2018

Going by recent Samsung practice, Singapore should see a release not long after March 16 , but Hong Kong will probably have to wait until early April. The fingerprint scanner has been moved from the side of the camera to a more central position below the camera . The S9 isn't any different here. (more...)
Cars could become stranded as 'beast from the east' hits — SNOW ALERT Cars could become stranded as 'beast from the east' hits — SNOW ALERT
- February 26, 2018

On Tuesday , the warning will be extended throughout northeast England and parts of Scotland , with snow showers expected across the United Kingdom on Wednesday . The alert, issued for 9:00 on Friday until 8:00 on 1 March, warns the cold can be unsafe especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases. (more...)
Nokia 8 Sirocco: a powerhouse with more than one Kryptonite Nokia 8 Sirocco: a powerhouse with more than one Kryptonite
- February 26, 2018

Delivering all the craftsmanship you can expect from a Nokia phone. each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design. It features the same high-end camera specs as the Nokia 7 Plus along with the same spatial audio capture seen on the original Nokia 8. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB of internal storage . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Launch, Price, Features & Specs in India Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Launch, Price, Features & Specs in India
- February 26, 2018

Widespread leaks have become an integral part of any high-profile tech launch these days-Samsung Galaxy S9 was no exception. The smartphone also has 4GB of RAM coupled with a 3000mAh battery. You can adjust the aperture width in the Galaxy S9's camera app in pro mode, too. "Not only do the Galaxy S9 and S9 + enable consumers to shoot great photos and videos anywhere, it's a smartphone that's created to help them connect to others and express themselves in a way that's unique and ... (more...)