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Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet's chairman Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet's chairman
- December 23, 2017

After officially stepping down from the top role in January, he will also become a technical advisor, fixing the Wi-Fi and whatnot. Eric Schmidt will focus on philanthropy and science research through his charity. When he joined as CEO in 2001, Google had fewer than 15 million unique monthly visitors online. Schmidt handed over control of Google in 2011 to founder Larry Page, but continued as Executive Chairman as the company restructured to form Alphabet. (more...)
Verizon Moto Z2 Force now getting Android 8.0 Oreo Verizon Moto Z2 Force now getting Android 8.0 Oreo
- December 23, 2017

It's probably not a drill, mind you, given how few Moto Z2 Force units are out there, and the relatively large number of user confirmations on Reddit, the Motorola Community pages, and at XDA already. On the storage front, both the smartphones come with 64GB internal memory; however Honor 7X's internal storage can be expanded further by up to 256GB. (more...)
Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

The feature was implemented on the iPhone 6 , 6S and SE past year during a software update, and on the iPhone 7 as of December with the release of iOS 11.2. "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support to other products in the future". Apple's official statement sheds some light into the issue but comes short of an actual technical explanation of why the power management is failing. (more...)
Apple Finally Admits They've Been Slowing Down Old iPhones on goal
- December 23, 2017

Poole does say however, that Apple should have been more transparent with its software change. Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas have filed suit in the US District Court for the Central District of California, accusing Apple of intentionally slowing down older devices to promote the sale of newer models. (more...)
SpaceX Rocket Delivers Dramatic Show Upon Departure at Vandenberg AFB SpaceX Rocket Delivers Dramatic Show Upon Departure at Vandenberg AFB
- December 23, 2017

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader . Less than 10 minutes after that, the second stage engines cutoff and the satellites are now in coast phase. The first three launches were completely successful, and those 30 satellites are undergoing system checks. Moments later, the rocket was released from its firing stand to begin the climb to space. (more...)
Bridge Crew Open To Non-VR Players Bridge Crew Open To Non-VR Players
- December 23, 2017

Originally, it was only in VR, in attempts to get people onboard with the new technology. Bridge Crew, the Federation dispatches you and your crew to command the new vessel U.S.S. Bridge Crew update is taking the game and making it playable without VR. While the game can be played alone, the real meat of it is working together with other players to successfully navigate you way through space and go where no one has gone before. (more...)
Xbox One S 1TB Bundle Deal Has $100 In Savings At GameStop Xbox One S 1TB Bundle Deal Has $100 In Savings At GameStop
- December 23, 2017

According to an apparent leak, Xbox One could receive the much-desired mouse and keyboard support sooner than expected. Today's deal is 50% off (60% off for Xbox Live Gold) Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition which brings the price down from $39.99USD/$49.99CAD to $16.00USD/$20.00CAD. (more...)
Wall Street's Consensus Rating Shows Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Growning 6.4%
- December 23, 2017

We have $71.48 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:TCX worth $36.00M more. Maverick Capital Ltd increased Adobe Sys Inc ( ADBE ) stake by 12.67% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Finally, Barclays reissued a "buy" rating and set a $167.00 target price on shares of Adobe Systems in a research report on Friday, September 15th. The company was maintained on Friday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), Kirby Corporation (KEX)
- December 23, 2017

Crossvault Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bristol for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $100.66 billion market cap company. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Lam Research by 4.3% in the second quarter. Somerset Group Ltd Com holds 2.31% or 2,637 shares. (more...)
Elon Musk is Serious About Sending His Tesla Roadster to Mars Elon Musk is Serious About Sending His Tesla Roadster to Mars
- December 22, 2017

Musk stated in a tweet , "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity". If it does, among the carnage will be Musk's personal Tesla Roadster. He expects it to be ready for launch by early 2018. There's really no advantage to using the company's current navigation system over Google Maps or Waze on a smartphone, for example, aside from the fact that it has built-in information about the closest Tesla chargers and superchargers. (more...)
West Ham star reportedly set to leave in January West Ham star reportedly set to leave in January
- December 22, 2017

It was Joe Hart on duty when Newcastle produced their most convincing victory of the season back in August, Mitro waltzing around the England keeper for the third. After performing well in a narrow 2-1 loss to runaway leaders Manchester City at the start of December, the east Londoners sprung a surprise by beating reigning champions Chelsea , before holding Arsenal to a scoreless stalemate and beating Stoke City 3-0 last time out. (more...)
Google's Pixel 2 XL is still experiencing crackling audio issues Google's Pixel 2 XL is still experiencing crackling audio issues
- December 22, 2017

Many users of the Pixel 2 XL have reported that one or both of the dual speakers suffer from distortion, typically when set to loud volumes. Speaking about the Pixel 2 XL , the 64 GB variant gets effectively priced at ₹59,999 and the 128 GB variant at ₹68,999. (more...)
ARMS Gets Dr. Coyle ARMS Gets Dr. Coyle
- December 22, 2017

Dr. Coyle , with her green hair and maniacal laugh, is referred to by Nintendo as the "rad scientist. But don't underestimate her cackling and wild looks - she's in total control, apparently, and is a power hitter with a few tricks up her nonexistent sleeve. (more...)
Electric vehicles need to become affordable, says Maruti Electric vehicles need to become affordable, says Maruti
- December 22, 2017

Speaking on the pricing of these electric vehicles , Bhargava assured that while it will be expensive in the beginning; the prices will come down once the components will be locally produced. The findings will be released by the end of February. "Both these criteria have to be met for EVs to be viable", said Bhargava. As per the Indian government's vision, by the year 2030, 40 percent of private vehicles will be all electric. (more...)
Steam Winter Sale Is Here Bundled With The Steam Awards
- December 22, 2017

As for some of the front page deals, there's: Hellblade for $22.50, Vanquish for $10, SteamWorld Dig 2 for $13, Elite Dangerous for $7.50, and Tekken 7 for $25. When it's all over, you can check out all the games that took home awards on January 3, 2018. Valve on Thursday kicked off the annual sale, which runs now through Jan 4 at 1 p.m. (more...)
Electric Infiniti concept vehicle teases new design language Electric Infiniti concept vehicle teases new design language
- December 22, 2017

The concept is likely to be a hybrid or all-electric Q series model from our initial impressions. Another feature of the future Infiniti sedans will be a move to more compact and efficient powertrains, which would lend itself to thinking that the brand's new 2.0-litre four-cylinder variable compression petrol engine (VC-T) would be part of the concept. (more...)
Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 1.08
- December 22, 2017

About 3.90M shares traded. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500. The Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Trust has invested 0.43% in Gilead Sciences, Inc . Therefore 63% are positive. BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating and set a $82.00 price target on shares of Gilead Sciences in a report on Friday, October 20th. (more...)
Intel (INTC) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.24
- December 22, 2017

The hedge fund run by Frank Brosens held 220,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.34 million, down from 650,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 52 investors sold INTC shares while 663 reduced holdings. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)
- December 22, 2017

About 167,519 shares traded. Among 29 analysts covering Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI ), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. In other news, CEO Riccardo Zacconi sold 19,761 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Jefferies. (more...)
Why Is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones? Why Is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones?
- December 21, 2017

Apple's fix appears to be throttling the CPU to prevent the phone from randomly shutting down. The added feature by the company from Cupertino aimed to limit the energy demands when an application exerts a too great demand for the battery. (more...)
Charlie Lee Sold All His LTC, Litecoin Founder Cites Conflict of Interest Charlie Lee Sold All His LTC, Litecoin Founder Cites Conflict of Interest
- December 21, 2017

I have dependably ceased from purchasing/offering LTC earlier, or after my significant tweets , however, this is something just I know. He cited "a conflict of interest " for him to continue buying and selling Litecoin while tweeting about it because he has "so much influence". (more...)
Mars's Ocean May Have Descended Into the Mantle of the Planet Mars's Ocean May Have Descended Into the Mantle of the Planet
- December 21, 2017

Now British scientists have put forward a new theory about Mars' missing water which suggests much of it disappeared underground. "Subsurface exploration will be required to test both the hydrated- crust and ground-ice theories, and therefore to shed light on the evolution of the Martian water inventory". (more...)
Call of Duty WW2 The Resistance release date set Call of Duty WW2 The Resistance release date set
- December 21, 2017

Long side streets encourage mid-range combat, with nearby homes and storefronts lending defensive positions for ambush and recovery. It's a recreation of The Wolf's Lair, Adolf Hitler's top-secret hideout during World War II. After freeing the fighters your next objective will be to destroy key communication equipment and stopping the train altogether. It is set on an island just north of Germany shortly after your fight in the first chapter, " The Final Reich ". (more...)
Blizzard Is Working on a New First-Person Game with Playable/Drivable Vehicles Blizzard Is Working on a New First-Person Game with Playable/Drivable Vehicles
- December 21, 2017

With the emphasis on vehicles and its "handling features" with a "first-person engine", it might be a totally different game from what Blizzard usually makes. There are advantages and for gamers - so in the Network leaked new details yet to be announced games. The job description further reads that the candidate must be able to add and work with an established code framework. (more...)
Facebook and Universal Music Group Enter Global Licensing Deal
- December 21, 2017

But the bigger picture is just as fascinating: "a foundation for a strategic partnership roadmap that will deliver new music-based experiences online", as the pair describe it. Striking deals with Facebook also gives record labels a way to put pressure on YouTube, which has become a powerful force in the music industry as a marketing tool and a way to introduce new artists. (more...)