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Disney World Updates Controversial 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride Bride Auction Scene Disney World Updates Controversial 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride Bride Auction Scene
- March 24, 2018

But thanks to Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum, she now has a more politically correct and dynamic role. The Disney World "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction , which featured a controversial scene with an auction of "wenches" to men as brides, has been updated and brought into the modern era with an auction of goods helmed by a female pirate. (more...)
Naspers to Sell 2% of Tencent Stake and Raise $10.6B Naspers to Sell 2% of Tencent Stake and Raise $10.6B
- March 24, 2018

Naspers has never sold Tencent shares since it first invested in the company since 2001. On Wednesday, the Internet giant reported net income nearly doubled to 20.8bn yuan (US$3.3bn) in the three months ended December, beating projections. (more...)
Toyota temporarily suspends self driving vehicle program Toyota temporarily suspends self driving vehicle program
- March 24, 2018

The company is continuing to test autonomous vehicles at three enclosed proving grounds - two in Ann Arbor that are affiliated with the University of MI, and another known as GoMentum Station, a former naval weapons station in Concord, Calif. (more...)
Choosing Between NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) and Tellurian Inc. (TELL) Choosing Between NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) and Tellurian Inc. (TELL)
- March 23, 2018

Nvidia Corp now has $151.14B valuation. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) shares raised 0.33% in early trading on Wednesday to trade at $250.40. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 19 investors sold PBH shares while 57 reduced holdings. (more...)
Google Maps For iOS Can Now Show Restaurant Wait Times Google Maps For iOS Can Now Show Restaurant Wait Times
- March 23, 2018

Google Maps for iOS has introduced a new feature in version 4.47 that shows the average waiting time for over a million restaurants at different parts of the day, as reported by Engadget . As mentioned earlier, the updated Google Maps for iOS also has a transit direction feature that could direct users to the appropriate restaurant entrance. (more...)
Intermediate Trend: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) Intermediate Trend: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)
- March 23, 2018

The Nasdaq composite fell 0.26 percent to 7,345.29 after gaining as much as 0.6 percent. "The initial reaction in stock was because the median dot plot didn't go up for 2018", said James Athey, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments. (more...)
Hublot Unveils The 'Big Bang Referee' Wear OS Smartwatch Hublot Unveils The 'Big Bang Referee' Wear OS Smartwatch
- March 23, 2018

Not only that, but referees will apparently wear this watch during World Cup matches. Like Tag Heuer , Hublot's sister brand, Hublot worked with both Intel and Google for the device - and as such it shares much of the technology you'll find in the Tag Heuer Connected Watch. (more...)
Soyuz MS-08 off from Baikonur to ISS Soyuz MS-08 off from Baikonur to ISS
- March 23, 2018

The ISS Expedition 55/56 includes the spaceship commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev , as well as two onboard engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold. Three veteran space fliers rode a Soyuz rocket into orbit Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, heading to the International Space Station for a five-month stay. (more...)
Google Chrome is finally killing autoplay videos that play sound Google Chrome is finally killing autoplay videos that play sound
- March 23, 2018

The next version of Chrome (version 66) will automatically block autoplay videos with sound. Google meant to deliver it in Chrome 64 in January, but it has now decided the block on autoplay video will come with Chrome 66, which is scheduled for stable release in mid-April. (more...)
Best Buy Cuts Ties With Huawei Best Buy Cuts Ties With Huawei
- March 23, 2018

Moshe Hogeg, founder and CEO of SIRIN LABS , confirmed the news ‎on Twitter indicating that his firm met with representatives of ‎Huawei, which is now the third largest smartphone ‎manufacturer in the world, behind Apple and ‎Samsung. First, AT&T reportedly pulled out of a carrier partnership to sell the Chinese tech giant's flagship Mate 10 Pro Android phone. A source has revealed that Best Buy has stopped ordering new Huawei smartphones and will continue selling the models ... (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S AI camera features and face recognition teased Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S AI camera features and face recognition teased
- March 23, 2018

Both videos were posted to Weibo , Chinas popular social network. Using AI, Smart Unlock will apparently be able to recognize the owner of a particular Mi Mix 2s regardless of how the person's hairstyle has changed. That is pretty much it as far as these teasers are concerned, though it is worth noting that the Mi MIX 2S will be announced on March 27 in China, and that a ton of info regarding this smartphone surfaced already. (more...)
Facebook Messenger adds admin privileges for group chats Facebook Messenger adds admin privileges for group chats
- March 23, 2018

The larger the group, the bigger the responsibilities you are faced with every day. This will now allow the group admins to promote a group member as an admin, or, demote an existing admin to a normal group member . All members of a group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone of they would like to join the group/conversation. Tapping the link puts them directly into the group, or gives them pending status until an admin approves the request, depending on your control ... (more...)
Kumar Mangalam Birla to lead Vodafone-Idea combine's leadership team Kumar Mangalam Birla to lead Vodafone-Idea combine's leadership team
- March 23, 2018

Sharma will head a company which will be formed by combining India's No. 2 telco Vodafone and third ranked Idea , which were forced to come together due to plunging revenue and profitability amid a brutal price war accelerated by the entry of Reliance Jio in September 2016. (more...)
Map says Chinese space station headed for NZ, but experts unconvinced Map says Chinese space station headed for NZ, but experts unconvinced
- March 23, 2018

Tiangong-1 was lofted in late September 2011, in order to help examine the docking and also one night stand modern technologies called for to develop an authentic spaceport station, which China intends to do by the mid-2020s. In 2016, the Chinese announced they had lost control of Tiangong-1, which was first launched in 2011, and that it would come falling to Earth sometime "in the latter half" of past year. (more...)
Summerset will take you to the home of the High Elves Summerset will take you to the home of the High Elves
- March 22, 2018

Summerset Isle hasn't featured in an Elder Scrolls game since before I was born, back in 1994's The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Summerset is a lush, lovely place, "but trouble is hiding in the shadows, and corruption threatens to destroy High Elf society from within", Bethesda said. (more...)
Membrane Boxes Market to Record an Impressive Growth By 2024 Membrane Boxes Market to Record an Impressive Growth By 2024
- March 21, 2018

Industry report concentrates on important drivers and restrictions for the main players. The objective of the report is to describe the state of the global Sheet Membrane Sales Market , to present actual and retrospective information about the volumes, dynamics, structure and characteristics of production, imports, exports and consumption and to build a forecast for the market in the next five years. (more...)
Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat' Academic behind Facebook breach says he is a 'scapegoat'
- March 21, 2018

CA chief executive Alexander Nix was suspended after recordings emerged of him making a series of controversial claims, including boasts that CA had a pivotal role in the election of Donald Trump. Shares were up just under 1 percent. The committee summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. Facebook sidestepped questions on whether Zuckerberg would appear, saying instead that it's now focused on conducting its own reviews. (more...)
Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza returns tomorrow, runs until April 2 Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza returns tomorrow, runs until April 2
- March 21, 2018

This time out, players will have more chances to hatch an even greater variety of Pokemon found in 2 km Eggs. The event starts at 1pm PDT and promises to be full of surprises for users of the popular smartphone application. In addition, Stardust will be doubled during the event, and limited items like Star Pieces and Super Incubators will be available from the in-game shop, as well as limited sale boxes. (more...)
Americans, 1 Russian on their way to International Space Station Americans, 1 Russian on their way to International Space Station
- March 21, 2018

It will be Feustel's third flight into space, and his second to the space station where he will also take over as commander in June. Arnold has flown on one previous shuttle mission, and Artemyev has flown on one long-duration mission to the space station. (more...)
Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stake Lessened by Wetherby Asset Management Inc
- March 21, 2018

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $56.35B company. Evanson Asset Management Ltd Liability Company, California-based fund reported 3,824 shares. 149.96 million shares or 1.10% less from 151.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Bancorp Ag invested in 12,601 shares. ( NASDAQ :TSLA). (more...)
Brokerages Set Monster Beverage Co. (MNST) PT at $65.21
- March 21, 2018

Now it has a market worth of $32610.22M. Cowen reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of Monster Beverage in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock has weekly volatility of 1.26% and monthly volatility of 2.18% with ATR of 0.82 and beta of 1.14. (more...)
Purchases Shares of 2719 Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS)
- March 21, 2018

Insiders ownership held at 0.90% in the company. About 238,813 shares traded. PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTCT) has risen 104.51% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. CTXS maintained activity of relative volume at 0.67. Ing Groep Nv reported 0.05% stake. Citrix Systems Inc . had 84 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
App developer Aleksandr Kogan says he is scapegoat in Facebook data row App developer Aleksandr Kogan says he is scapegoat in Facebook data row
- March 21, 2018

Facebook is facing the heat after Cambridge Analytica , a British consulting company, was accused of harvesting data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using the data to help politicians, including US President Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign. (more...)
Scientists have brewed a hoppy-tasting beer-without the hops Scientists have brewed a hoppy-tasting beer-without the hops
- March 21, 2018

Hops is a fruit of the Humulus lupulus plant used in beer at least from the 11th century to give it a special flavor, balancing the sweetness of malt with its bitterness and helping to form foam. Now scientists have found a way of making hopless beer - although whether you consider the end result more pure or less depends on your views on splicing basil genes into yeast. (more...)
Things You Should Know About Astronomer Guillermo Haro Things You Should Know About Astronomer Guillermo Haro
- March 21, 2018

Google is celebrating what would have been the 105th birthday of astronomer Guillermo Haro with a new Doodle. Herbig-Haro objects don't live for very long, just a few thousand years. Between 1943 and 1947, he went on to train at observatories in the USA, including the Harvard College Observatory and the Case Institute of Technology, embarking upon a career in astronomy. (more...)