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Facebook Attempts to Limit Reach of EU Privacy Law Facebook Attempts to Limit Reach of EU Privacy Law
- April 20, 2018

As of December of past year, Facebook had 239 million users based in the United States and Canada, 370 million users in Europe and 1.52 billion users in other countries. "We think that this is a good opportunity to take that moment across the rest of the world", said Zuckerberg. It strongly implied that it would offer GDPR protections to everyone, penning a blog post this week titled: "Complying With New Privacy Laws and Offering New Privacy Protections to Everyone, No Matter Where You ... (more...)
Today Analysts Focus on Snap Inc. (SNAP), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- April 19, 2018

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 31.98% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 96.78% the S&P500. Stansberry Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Nvidia during the 4th quarter worth about $2,171,000. Analysts have placed a $250.75 price target on NVIDIA Corporation , suggesting a 6.08% gain from recent close. USA stock indexes rallied on Tuesday on broad-based gains while Netflix and UnitedHealth earnings impressed shareholders and boosted optimism about the ... (more...)
OnePlus is partnering with Marvel over an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 OnePlus is partnering with Marvel over an Avengers-themed OnePlus 6
- April 19, 2018

But now we have confirmation that the Chinese smartphone maker is partnering with Marvel to release an Avengers-themed variant of the OnePlus 6. In terms of specifications, the OnePlus 6 is confirmed to have a display notch , as revealed by the company founders Carl Pei and Pete Lau. (more...)
Whatsapp Rolls Out Whatsapp Rolls Out "Dismiss as Admin" Feature for Android and iOS Devices
- April 19, 2018

As reported by WaBetaInfo , the feature is available for iOS users on version 2.18.41 and web apps. High priority Notification will let users pin important and high priority notifications to the top of smartphone's notification center. (more...)
Facebook could start designing its own chips Facebook could start designing its own chips
- April 19, 2018

Apple , for example, builds its own chips, which makes it better able to control the features it releases, as well as its timeline for introducing new devices. That product has now been delayed amid Facebook's ongoing privacy scandals, but future versions of it could use Facebook's own chips. Facebook declined to comment on the job postings. (more...)
30% of coral died in 'catastrophic' 2016 heatwave 30% of coral died in 'catastrophic' 2016 heatwave
- April 19, 2018

This was followed by another mass bleaching the following year. The south, in particular, escaped much of the bleaching in 2016 and 2017. For Dr Heron, the increasing frequency of marine heatwaves on the Great Barrier Reef is a pressing issue. (more...)
50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Aims for the 8s 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Aims for the 8s
- April 19, 2018

The original 1968 Cobra Jet had a 335 hp 428 cubic-inch V8. All of these cars are created to run in the 8-second range in stock form (with tuning work from the owners, of course), but they are all extremely limited in terms of production numbers and none of them are legal for road use. (more...)
Lockheed, PADT, Stratasys Collaborate on 3D Printing for NASA Spacecraft Parts Lockheed, PADT, Stratasys Collaborate on 3D Printing for NASA Spacecraft Parts
- April 19, 2018

NASA aims to send an uncrewed Orion with the Space Launch System beyond the Moon as part of the agency's Exploration Mission-1. NASA's European counterpart, the ESA has suggested that moon rock and Mars dust could be used to 3D print structures and tools, which could significantly reduce the cost of future space missions as less material would have to be brought along from Earth. (more...)
Fortnite Meteor Event Explained: When Will Tilted Towers Get Destroyed Fortnite Meteor Event Explained: When Will Tilted Towers Get Destroyed
- April 19, 2018

Epic Games usually share a trailer for any big content they are adding to the game, so it would make sense that something like this would appear for a big meteor shower. But if you can manage to pull something like that off in the middle of an actual fight, you deserve the W. No, the "it's gotta go" moment with Guided Missiles probably came when folks realized just how easily they neutralized the building advantage. (more...)
Armenia parliament swears in new PM despite protests Armenia parliament swears in new PM despite protests
- April 19, 2018

Under the amendments made to the constitution following a referendum in 2015, the system of governance changed in Armenia, with more powers being handed to the prime minister, elected by parliament. The ex-president had formally stated he would "not aspire" for the prime minister position. Sarkisian, a former military officer, has been in charge of the landlocked South Caucasus nation of 2.9 million people for a decade. (more...)
Disney Walt Co (DIS) Stake Decreased by Banque Pictet & Cie Sa
- April 18, 2018

About 966,503 shares traded. The Walt Disney Company has a 52-week low of $96.20 and a 52-week high of $116.10. DIS underperformed by 23.14% the S&P500. VZ's profit will be $4.58 billion for 10.95 P/E if the $1.11 EPS becomes a reality. Sivik Global Healthcare Llc, which manages about $250.21 million and $269.45 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) by 15,000 shares to 40,000 shares, valued at $1.95M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. (more...)
Microsoft confirm date and time for their E3 2018 conference
- April 18, 2018

Exclusivity: Early access to Xbox's hottest exclusives and biggest blockbuster games. Microsoft will hold its Xbox E3 Briefing on Sunday, June 10 at 1:00pm PST, with 1,000 free tickets up for grabs to via an online raffle. Finally, an Xbox FanFest: E3 2018 contest was announced for a June 10-11, 2018 event. To select an alternate language, click the "cog" button within Mixer to view the available list. (more...)
Amazon and Best Buy team up to sell smart TVs Amazon and Best Buy team up to sell smart TVs
- April 18, 2018

As part of the partnership , Best Buy will feature the Amazon Fire-powered TVs in its stores and website. Amazon and Best Buy were also quick to note that the televisions will let you watch live, over-the-air television by connecting any HD antenna to the sets. (more...)
Google Revs Its DIY AI Projects Google Revs Its DIY AI Projects
- April 18, 2018

Google's AIY Projects program - a combination of DIY (do it yourself) and AI ( artificial intelligence ) - have announced a revamped set of build-it-yourself kits, aiming to bring computer science and programming to the masses. Two of the biggest fields in commercial AI are computer vision, and voice assistants, and the two kits fall into these two categories. Full availability is expected this month as the Google works towards a global launch. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi S2 to Launch in India Soon Xiaomi Redmi S2 to Launch in India Soon
- April 18, 2018

Indian smartphone users have some great budget options from Xiaomi, but we can add one more to the list in the form of the Xiaomi Redmi S2. According the information sniffed in by XDA-Developers from some firmware files, Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Redmi S2 smartphone in India and China . (more...)
BMW unleashes its M2 Competition with 302kW BMW unleashes its M2 Competition with 302kW
- April 18, 2018

Under the bonnet sits the 3.0-litre twin-turbo BMW M engine, replacing the BMW-based N55 unit in the regular M2 . The M2 Competition gets a new front skirt with a larger air intake similar to the M4 CS. The standard 6-speed manual transmission has rev match technology for smoother gear changes. If you like to tinker with your car's settings, though, the M DCT will be for you. (more...)
Meteoric Diamonds Are Evidence of Long Lost Planets Meteoric Diamonds Are Evidence of Long Lost Planets
- April 18, 2018

Current thinking is that these tiny diamonds can form in three ways: enormous pressure shockwaves from high-energy collisions between the meteorite "parent body" and other space objects; deposition by chemical vapor; or, finally, the "normal" static pressure inside the parent body, like most diamonds on Earth . (more...)
North And South Korea 'To Announce Permanent End To War' North And South Korea 'To Announce Permanent End To War'
- April 18, 2018

Trump shocked many in Washington and around the world last month when he announced that he had accepted a meeting with Kim later this year to discuss an end to North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Abe is likely to push Trump to exempt Japan from new steel and aluminum import tariffs, and encourage him to rejoin the Trans-Pacific trade partnership. (more...)
Elon Musk's tunnel-digging startup raises another $112.5 million Elon Musk's tunnel-digging startup raises another $112.5 million
- April 18, 2018

NASA's LIVE Coverage of the TESS Satellite launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket. Usually, the launched rockets land on a ship or on a landing pad. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests a helium-filled balloon is great for creating a giant object that retains its shape at high Mach speeds and drops the vehicle's ballistic coefficient by two orders of magnitude. (more...)
Call of Duty Battle Royale Rumored for Black Ops IIII Call of Duty Battle Royale Rumored for Black Ops IIII
- April 18, 2018

Instead of a traditional campaign mode, the co-op mode could serve as a replacement option. According to the sources cited in the report, developer Treyarch made it known the mode wouldn't be finished in time for the game's release date, which is expected in October or November. (more...)
How to Catch a Glimpse of This Weekend's Lyrid Meteor Shower How to Catch a Glimpse of This Weekend's Lyrid Meteor Shower
- April 18, 2018

The forecast might cooperate for the oldest of the meteor shower to hit Earth , the Lyrids. While meteor showers are hard to accurately predict, you'll probably get your best glimpse of it in the early morning hours of April 22 (if you're in the northern hemisphere), when the waxing moon is least likely to interfere. (more...)
Konami's Creating A New Castlevania, But It's Not Coming To Consoles Konami's Creating A New Castlevania, But It's Not Coming To Consoles
- April 17, 2018

Now the company has announced a new project, this time in the long-running Castlevania franchise. If you were among the countless people left a Castlevania-shaped hole in their hearts over the past few years, then you'll be happy to know that Konami is ready to fill that void, announcing a new entry in the series: Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls . (more...)
Twitter crashes, users cry 'this is the end of the world' Twitter crashes, users cry 'this is the end of the world'
- April 17, 2018

Twitter users hoping to share their latest thought with the world are being confronted by a "something is technically wrong" page. But users from around the world were not able to access the social network. Twitter outage hits U.S. and U.K on April 17. While a user commented saying "Worst half hour in my life, almost", others commented on the situation calling it "Scary". (more...)
AMD officially announces Ryzen 2000 processors AMD officially announces Ryzen 2000 processors
- April 17, 2018

AMD has launched the 2nd generation Ryzen processors in India that start at Rs 12,990 and go all the way up to Rs 24,490. 2700 - eight cores, 16 threads, 20MB of cache. The base clock speed has been increased to 3.7 GHz from 3.6 GHz, while the boost speed has jumped from 4 GHz to 4.3 GHz. AMD has also launched the compatible AMD X470 chipset that supports the AM4 socket on the new processors and several designs will be sold by ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. (more...)
'Dark Souls Remastered' Switch Release Delayed to Summer 'Dark Souls Remastered' Switch Release Delayed to Summer
- April 17, 2018

PC/PS4/X1 versions will maintain their May 25th release dateI will admit, I am slightly disappointed that Dark Souls Remastered isn't as remastered as I would have hoped. Remastered will deliver "unique capabilities" for the Switch version and dynamic 4K resolution to the PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and on Steam . The good news here is that the other versions of the game - for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC - have not been delayed and will still be out on May 25 as planned. (more...)