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Samsung creates US$300m fund for self-driving auto push Samsung creates US$300m fund for self-driving auto push
- September 14, 2017

Samsung announced that it has established a $300 million fund to invest in automotive startups and autonomous driving technology. Samsung is the world's largest maker of memory chips and smartphones. Samsung Electronics is setting up a new fund to invest in the automotive market. "If we were not acquired by Samsung, in five years' time we would have been struggling", Paliwal said. (more...)
'BlueBorne' puts billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices at risk 'BlueBorne' puts billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices at risk
- September 14, 2017

Malware using Bluetooth as a transmission method means that viruses are effectively "airborne", since devices do not need to be connected to the internet to become infected. This is generally applicable to Bluetooth and other IT services and technologies. The good news is that some firms including Microsoft , Google and Apple have already rolled out updates to protect users from the threat. (more...)
FCC listing reveals LG-Made Google Pixel XL 2 FCC listing reveals LG-Made Google Pixel XL 2
- September 14, 2017

The report by Android Police notes that while owners in USA and Canada have a higher likelihood of their devices being replaced with Pixel smartphones , some in the United Kingdom still receive refurbished Nexus 6P devices and it seems that everyone in Australia is receiving a 6P as a warranty replacement. (more...)
Google to install digital payment services in India Google to install digital payment services in India
- September 14, 2017

India has become second largest smartphone market in the world and has witnessed rapid growth in the usage of internet. The search giant is also expected to partner a number of private banking institutes for the swift roll-out of Tez , which is going to be the Indian equivalent of Google's global payments product Android Pay . (more...)
Apple unveils new smartwatch, says it is world's top watch
- September 14, 2017

We weren't able to test this at the event; all the Watches on display were flying solo, sans phones. "Other companies hardest hit by new competition from smartwatches include Swiss watchmaker Movado Group Inc., fitness-band producer Fitbit Inc. (more...)
Samsung showcases its to-be-released Galaxy Note 8
- September 14, 2017

A later leak confirmed the news that the new iPhone models would be called the iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X instead. For years, Apple only used Qualcomm's modems in the devices, but the device maker began using Intel modems in some versions of the iPhone 7, which came out last year. (more...)
Semiconductors Poised to Benefit From the New Apple iPhones Semiconductors Poised to Benefit From the New Apple iPhones
- September 14, 2017

Though wireless charging is one of the key features of the new iPhone models, it won't support fast charging. A charging pad designed by Apple known as AirPower, will not be available until 2018. Aside from introducing a trio of new iPhones, Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 3 , the fifth-generation Apple TV and the second-generation AirPods. (more...)
Windows 10: Microsoft promises to fix an ongoing game-stuttering problem
- September 14, 2017

With the update, users will be able to directly access the operating system's privacy statement during setup. As we approach the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release date , Windows 10 builds will feature fewer and fewer issues. I am running Build 16281 and try to install Build 16288 and I am getting error message An update is being prepared for your device, but it's not quite ready yet. (more...)
Apple Watch 3 Has a Pesky Hidden Cost Apple Watch 3 Has a Pesky Hidden Cost
- September 14, 2017

Coming to the connectivity, apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System, the new Apple Watch features LTE connectivity as well. Apple said its latest streaming player, which was widely rumoured ahead of the event, will offer 4K HDR content from iTunes and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime - which is due to launch on Apple TV later this year . (more...)
Qualcomm, Intel Setup Unchanged with Apple's iPhone X, says Raymond James Qualcomm, Intel Setup Unchanged with Apple's iPhone X, says Raymond James
- September 14, 2017

The following is the list of innovative features that Qualcomm has introduced on Android devices. Qualcomm's latest jab comes in the form of a post published Monday, Sept. On the eve of the launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone, ARM chipmaking giant Qualcomm has fired a shot at Apple . Qualcomm says it helps "countless companies across the globe to commercialize our inventions at both speed and scale, and with a choice for consumers on price points and features". (more...)
Citigroup Holds To Rating And Raises Price Target On Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) Citigroup Holds To Rating And Raises Price Target On Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
- September 14, 2017

About 1.35 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Tesla , Inc. ( TSLA ) is an interesting player in the Consumer Goods space, with a focus on Auto Manufacturers - Major. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 2.22% invested in the company for 30,714 shares. 08/17/2017 - Tesla Motors, Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. (more...)
Facebook pays millions for National Football League star Marshawn Lynch reality show Facebook pays millions for National Football League star Marshawn Lynch reality show
- September 14, 2017

Facebook did not respond to requests for comment on its spending. Previously, a Wall Street Journal report indicated that Facebook could shell out as much as $3 million per episode for its highest-profile projects. In the series, Marshawn Lynch is filmed as he lives out fun experiences, like driving a race auto wild until it burns out its tires. The series is also ultimately owned by Bleacher Report , who will have creative control of the series throughout its lifespan and will give ... (more...)
BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust (BBF): SuperTrend Above Stock Price BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Trust (BBF): SuperTrend Above Stock Price
- September 14, 2017

The RSI was developed by J. Welles Wilder. Wilder has developed multiple indicators that are still quite popular in today's investing landscape. The Rank Correlation Indicator, or RCI will find the highest high and the lowest low with a given range and will find out if the security is over or undervalued. (more...)
What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)? What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)?
- September 13, 2017

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. Therefore 50% are positive. Liberum Capital maintained INFORMA PLC ORD 0.1P (LON:INF) on Thursday, September 15 with "Hold" rating. Therefore 53% are positive. On average, analysts anticipate that NVIDIA Corporation will post $3.61 earnings per share for the current year. The company was maintained on Friday, August 11 by Loop Capital Markets. (more...)
Woman drives 20 miles with coyote 'embedded' in auto Woman drives 20 miles with coyote 'embedded' in auto
- September 13, 2017

However, outside of the coyote jumping into the passenger seat and smoking a blunt with her on her way into work, pretty much the exact opposite happened, as the lucky fucker wound up getting caught in the front grate of Georgia Knox's auto and had no choice but to just sit there and take in the sights while they made their way to Calgary. (more...)
Read Live Updates As Hurricane Irma Pounds Northern Florida Read Live Updates As Hurricane Irma Pounds Northern Florida
- September 13, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues to slam Florida for at least the next 36 hours, Gov. Rick Scott is already looking ahead at the massive recovery effort that will be needed to feed and shelter victims, clean up debris, restore power and fix damaged homes and businesses. (more...)
Qualcomm says it invented Apple's innovation
- September 13, 2017

The list details the technologies which Qualcomm has enabled on Android devices, including some which "remain Android exclusives to this day". Now, Apple's name isn't mentioned anywhere in this random new OnQ blog post , but its timing can't be coincidental. (more...)
HTC's first Android One phone leaks HTC's first Android One phone leaks
- September 13, 2017

The only difference between the HTC U11 Life and it Android One counterpart will be visible in the software department. It was called one of the failed programs from Google. Android One returned once again with a bang with the newly launched Xiaomi Mi A1 and with a new rumor pouring-in that the Motorola Moto X4 being also reincarnated as an Android One device. (more...)
Tom Clancy's The Division - Free Download Available for PC this Weekend Tom Clancy's The Division - Free Download Available for PC this Weekend
- September 13, 2017

The pre-loads in the Uplay client will be available on September 12, 6 PM CEST. During that time, players will have access to the base game (campaign included) and the Dark Zone . The developer is now working on Update 1.8 aka Resistance for The Division which will bring a new Horde mode, new Zones to explore and much more. (more...)
Mi Mix 2 passes 700000 reservations in just two days Mi Mix 2 passes 700000 reservations in just two days
- September 13, 2017

The iPhone 8 price is expected to start at $1,000, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is expected to carry a starting price half of that at only $500, but without sacrificing specifications and features. Starting from 3,299 yuan (505.7 US dollars), the Mi MIX 2 will be available in China from September 15 onwards and will make its way to selected global markets at a later date. (more...)
New Suzuki Swift Sport breaks cover at Frankfurt Motor Show New Suzuki Swift Sport breaks cover at Frankfurt Motor Show
- September 13, 2017

The good news is, the new vehicle is even lighter than its predecessor by some 80 kg, weighing in at just 970 kg. The Swift Sport's chassis has been heavily modified to match its higher outputs, with the front suspension featuring thicker anti-roll bar joints and stiffer integrated hub and wheel bearings which Suzuki says results in a 15 percent increase in camber stiffness that allows for the use of softer-than-usual springs to maintain a level of compliance while improving road holding. (more...)
Repatriated Brexit powers 'go to London' not Scotland Repatriated Brexit powers 'go to London' not Scotland
- September 13, 2017

MPs have approved a timetable guaranteeing 64 hours of debate in the following stage, when the Bill will be scrutinised line by line and votes taken on proposed amendments. Long-time Brexit campaigner Edward Leigh called for the government to be "generous" and make amendments to the bill but played down fears that the government would abuse so-called Henry VIII powers . (more...)
Vaccini: Zaia, sospeso decreto moratoria Vaccini: Zaia, sospeso decreto moratoria
- September 13, 2017

In pochi minuti il ministro Lorenzin apprende la novità e, lesta a cantar vittoria, detta all'Ansa la " profonda soddisfazione" per il dietrofront del Veneto ribelle. Unica soluzione possibile, il passo indietro, sancito in effetti nel corso di un confronto serrato e a più voci con lo staff riunito d'urgenza a Venezia: Mantoan in primis e poi il capo dell'Avvocatura regionale Ezio Zanon, il segretario di Giunta Mario Caramel, il giurista di riferimento Luca Antonini, che si è tradotto ... (more...)
Slenderman case on trial; Anissa Weier's mental state at issue Slenderman case on trial; Anissa Weier's mental state at issue
- September 13, 2017

All three girls were 12 at the time of the attack. Anissa and Morgan were both charged with first degree intentional murder and are being tried as adults. They signed confessions to that effect which their parents and attorneys are now begging to be thrown out on the basis that neither understood properly what they were confessing to at the time. (more...)
Texans activate Jaelen Strong, place CJ Fiedorowicz on IR Texans activate Jaelen Strong, place CJ Fiedorowicz on IR
- September 13, 2017

They haven't talked to me at all yet, just sitting around waiting. There is a five-step process to be cleared from the concussion protocol, including a step that says a player must return to practice as a full participant. The only other tight end under contract with the team is Evan Baylis , who will likely go from the practice squad to the starting lineup in less than a week. (more...)