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Motorola hints at new devices coming soon Motorola hints at new devices coming soon
- March 27, 2018

While those were never made official, this official news coming from the company does hint at the changes happening inside Motorola. Motorola confirmed that the longtime company veteran: Sergio Buniac will take over as the company's new president and the chairman. (more...)
Foxconn unit to buy Belkin for US$866 million in brand push Foxconn unit to buy Belkin for US$866 million in brand push
- March 27, 2018

Now Belkin is a brand that is more than just about accessories. Belkin has more than 700 patents in its portfolio. Leveraging Belkin's strength in research and development capabilities and the consumer products channel, FIT is expected to further tap into premium accessories and the smart home market. (more...)
Microsoft's Edge browser app now available for iPad, Android tablets Microsoft's Edge browser app now available for iPad, Android tablets
- March 27, 2018

Go anywhere and pick up where you left off by seamlessly moving content between your mobile device and PC (requires Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update). "Your ideas and passion have contributed to an even better app experience", the company said. There's also stuff like favorites and password syncing, just like anyone who uses the Chrome browser across platforms has come to expect. (more...)
For Rs 5499, Nokia 1 Launched in India For Rs 5499, Nokia 1 Launched in India
- March 27, 2018

HMD Global , the new home of Nokia mobiles, has launched the entry-level Nokia 1 in India. The Nokia 1 , will further come with, a 4.5-inch FWVGA - and not HD - IPS display, and a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor. Apart from the Jio offers, customers purchasing a Nokia 1 can get 20% discount on their first booking on redBus as well as a 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening a Kotak 811 savings account. (more...)
(NASDAQ:NVDA) Shares Sold by MEMBERS Trust Co
- March 27, 2018

About 3.44 million shares traded or 41.68% up from the average. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has risen 24.12% since March 26, 2017 and is uptrending. Jefferies maintained NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) rating on Wednesday, August 9. Watching stock price activity for NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), we have spotted shares trading close to the 232.97 level. (more...)
Facebook Messenger gets new set of Admin Tools Facebook Messenger gets new set of Admin Tools
- March 26, 2018

The company announced on Wednesday, March 22, that the app will now require users trying to join a group chat to get permission form that group's admin. Joining a conversation is as easy as clicking a link to said group chat, according to Facebook. The major change this brings now is that anyone who wants to join a group on Messenger will have to await approval from the administrator of that group. (more...)
Congress deletes official mobile phone app from Google's Play Store? Congress deletes official mobile phone app from Google's Play Store?
- March 26, 2018

He was referring to a report in which a French vigilante hacker alleged that the personal data including email IDs, photos, gender and names of the users of PM Modi's mobile app were being sent to a third party domain without their consent. (more...)
VW to show pickup in NY; could be made in Chattanooga VW to show pickup in NY; could be made in Chattanooga
- March 26, 2018

If people like it, the truck concept could hit production relatively soon, according to a recent report. Of course, no German brand offers a pickup in Canada at the moment. The Amarok is a traditional body-on-frame pickup that VW sells in other markets. Volkswagen has been on an all-out crossover offensive, with the redesigned Tiguan, all-new Atlas and upcoming Atlas variant hitting the production line for the 2018 and 2019 model years. (more...)
Volvo to Build Chinese Lynk SUVs in Belgium Volvo to Build Chinese Lynk SUVs in Belgium
- March 26, 2018

Volvo Cars will produce cars for the new vehicle brand Lynk & Co in Volvo Cars' manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium from late 2019. "Lynk & Co's decision to pick Ghent for their European production demonstrates the high levels of quality control that underpin Volvo's global manufacturing strategy". (more...)
Out-of-orbit Chinese space station will fall to Earth soon Out-of-orbit Chinese space station will fall to Earth soon
- March 26, 2018

And, even if portions survive the intense heat, experts say debris would most likely land in the ocean . However, debris could hit a couple of areas. There are more than 500,000 pieces of debris in orbit above us. The European Space Agency says that there have never been any confirmed casualties due to falling space debris. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA)
- March 26, 2018

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) posted a 0.00% after which it closed the day' session at $2.39 and sees an average of 23.33M shares trade hands in each session while it's while its relative trading volume is 0.89. Its up 0.16, from 0.93 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 248 raised stakes. (more...)
Spotify could rack up 96 million paid subscribers this year Spotify could rack up 96 million paid subscribers this year
- March 26, 2018

In the filing, Spotify said it expects 92 million to 96 million paid subscribers by the end of 2018. In a shorter time frame, Spotify expects to hit between 73 million and 76 million paid subscribers by the end of March, the company said Monday. (more...)
Thousands Rally In Downtown Eugene To Protest Gun Violence Thousands Rally In Downtown Eugene To Protest Gun Violence
- March 26, 2018

Interested in Gun Control? Here's what they took away from the experience, in their own words. They held a variety of signs, among them were ones that read, "It's a red, white and blue problem", "Stand with the students", "Love over fear", "Ban sale of assault weapons" and many a March for Our Lives banner. (more...)
Megan Schutt claims hat-trick Australia beat India by 36 runs Megan Schutt claims hat-trick Australia beat India by 36 runs
- March 26, 2018

However, Schutt then came back into the attack with a change in the end and on her first ball removed Deepti Sharma, who was caught near mid-off, thus completing her hat-trick. The Indian Eves managed to pick wickets when the half of the work was done by the Mooney and Villani. Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Jhulan Goswami took one wicket each. (more...)
Smith steps down, punished by ICC over ball tampering issue (Intro Roundup) Smith steps down, punished by ICC over ball tampering issue (Intro Roundup)
- March 26, 2018

Cameron Bancroft‚ who tampered with the ball using a piece of sticking tape loaded with sand during the third day's play in the third test at Newlands on Saturday‚ has been given three demerit points. "I'm not happy about this at all. and I feel like Australian cricket fans feel right now", he added. He was also reluctant to weigh in on the team's heavily criticised culture before an investigation into the events of Saturday was conducted by Cricket Australia head of integrity Iain Roy and ... (more...)
Apple could launch a foldable iPhone in 2020 Apple could launch a foldable iPhone in 2020
- March 26, 2018

The invite above, for an event in Chicago on March 27 , drops a lot of hints about when we can expect from the event. It's still unclear how this new phone would look, but it sounds like it will unfold to be an iPad . 9to5Mac Happy Hour is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play Music , or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. (more...)
Facebook apologises for data scandal in UK newspaper ads Facebook apologises for data scandal in UK newspaper ads
- March 26, 2018

The decision follows allegations that a political consultancy gained inappropriate access to data on 50 million Facebook users to build profiles on American voters that were later used to help elect US President Donald Trump in 2016. U.S. lawmakers on Friday formally asked Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg to explain at a congressional hearing how 50 million users' data got into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica . (more...)
'Mad' Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off in Homemade Rocket 'Mad' Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off in Homemade Rocket
- March 25, 2018

Upon landing, he told the Associated Press that aside from an aching back, he was fine, and "relieved", adding "I'm exhausted of people saying I chickened out and didn't build a rocket". The launch was green-lighted by Albert Okura, who bought the desert town in 2005. Okura too was present at the time of the launch. Waldo Stakes who helped Hughes noted how he kept trying to tell Mike to continue charging the rocket so it can get hotter. (more...)
Facebook Reportedly Collected Some Users' Messaging And Call Histories Facebook Reportedly Collected Some Users' Messaging And Call Histories
- March 25, 2018

The data appears to be from the Android call log and SMS metadata due to an unrestricted access to both through the "Read Contacts" permission. This allowed Facebook's API to continue collecting call and SMS logs up until October 2017, when Google retired Android API version 4. (more...)
UK Assessing Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search UK Assessing Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search
- March 25, 2018

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg , who said the company is trying to resolve the problem and prevent further issues, said in a statement the company will investigate apps with access to large amounts of user information, further restrict developers' access to data and place a tool at the top of users' feeds to show which apps have access to their information. (more...)
Facebook Facebook "sorry" for data breach, promises crackdown on abuses
- March 25, 2018

Here's a look at the scandal and what it means. The leaders of a key House committee are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining company. "The Trump campaign did quite a good job at micro-targeting", she said, noting that it put a heavy focus on seemingly marginal localities that were identified as potentially winnable thanks to socal media, and ended up tipping Republican. (more...)
UK: Investigators raid Cambridge Analytica's offices UK: Investigators raid Cambridge Analytica's offices
- March 25, 2018

A group of 18 people, some wearing ICO enforcement jackets, had arrived at the building less than an hour after a High Court judge granted the search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The move assumes significance as the BJP , earlier this week, had questioned links between the Congress and Cambridge Analytica , the data mining firm accused of harvesting personal information from Facebook illegally to influence polls in several countries. (more...)
Investigators assess evidence from data raid on Cambridge Analytica office Investigators assess evidence from data raid on Cambridge Analytica office
- March 25, 2018

More than a dozen investigators from the Information Commissioner's Office entered the company's central London office late Friday, shortly after a High Court judge granted a warrant. The Guardian reports that a former Cambridge Analytica business development director, Brittany Kaiser, said that the firm provided data analysis for Leave.EU. (more...)
U.S. metal tariffs unjustifiable on national security, says EU
- March 24, 2018

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks sank again, giving Wall Street its worst week in two years, as fear gripped investors that China and the U.S. were headed for a trade war. "They won't clip the wings of China Inc", he said. This is the Trump Administration's third WTO consultation request. "China does not want a trade war with anyone". (more...)
PUBG's third map will be playable in early April PUBG's third map will be playable in early April
- March 24, 2018

However, there's still a great deal of competition from other games, particularly PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds's closest rival, Fortnite . Let the battle royale battle royale begin. The initial 8-person team will act as a test for the new mode, with plans to rotate content that deviates more from the norm as one event ends and another begins. (more...)