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YouTube snags the rights to Eminem-produced satirical film 'Bodied' YouTube snags the rights to Eminem-produced satirical film 'Bodied'
- January 19, 2018

The film stars Calum Worthy, Jackie Long, Shoniqua Shondai, Walter Perez, and Rory Uphold and is about a grad student who decides to get into the rap battle scene, where his success does not sit well with those in the underground hip-hop world. (more...)
South Korea considers bitcoin ban as currency takes a huge tumble South Korea considers bitcoin ban as currency takes a huge tumble
- January 18, 2018

Its tumble to a low of $9,186 ( R112 644) pushed a monthlong rout past 50% and raised the specter that last year's 1,400 % rally was giving way to what many considered an inevitable bursting of the bubble. "It's mainly been regulatory issues which are haunting ( bitcoin ), with news around South Korea's further crackdown on trading the driver today", said Think Markets chief strategist Naeem Aslam, who holds what he described as "substantial" amounts of bitcoin , Ethereum and Ripple . (more...)
Instagram DMs get Instagram DMs get "last active" feature: here's how to disable it
- January 18, 2018

While the activity status is now only visible in direct messages, some users might find this change a bit annoying. As you can see in the screenshot above, Instagram now displays a line indicating the last time a user was active on its platform directly underneath their username. (more...)
$90 billion says electric cars are the future $90 billion says electric cars are the future
- January 18, 2018

All will be on display when the show opens to the public Saturday, with a charity preview on Friday night. He also noted that while he expects the shift from cars to trucks to be permanent, the Japanese and South Korean automakers in the United States might not be able to be as aggressive as their American counterparts because they've committed too much of their infrastructure to their highly regarded sedans, such as the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. (more...)
H&M Hires Global Diversity Leader In Response To 'Monkey Hoodie' Backlash H&M Hires Global Diversity Leader In Response To 'Monkey Hoodie' Backlash
- January 18, 2018

As the internet went into meltdown about the racist connotations of the slogan, other protesters took to the streets - with an H&M store in South Africa being ransacked and its windows smashed. Yay. I know racism exists, but does the shirt to me speak racism? "It is not an overreaction when it comes to racism, everyone should act differently based on their opinions of what racism is", Terry Mango said on the program as her husband flanked their son. (more...)
Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Expected Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Expected
- January 18, 2018

A dual camera setup is located in the upper-left corner of the phone's back side, next to which you will spot a dual-LED, dual-tone flash. The back side of this phone is covered in glass, and considering that the company joined the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) a while back, that makes sense, as the phone will probably ship with wireless charging , even Xiaomi hinted at that earlier this month. (more...)
The Case for and Against Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) The Case for and Against Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
- January 18, 2018

Accern also assigned news coverage about the electric vehicle producer an impact score of 45.6581193191883 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. A number of analysts recently weighed in on TSLA shares. 12 were sells. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 19165 shares, which suggests that TSLA's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock. (more...)
2017 was world's second-hottest year, federal scientists say 2017 was world's second-hottest year, federal scientists say
- January 18, 2018

The two government agencies use different methodologies to calculate global temperatures, but by either standard, the 2017 results make the past four years the hottest period in their 138-year archive. "However, 2017 is notable because the high temperatures continued despite the absence of El Nino and the onset of its cool counterpart, La Nina". During 2017, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.51 degrees above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA . (more...)
Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA Trump says Democrats don't want to make a deal on DACA
- January 18, 2018

But that's not what happened - instead, Trump reportedly grew agitated and complained about taking people from "shithole countries" such as Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa. The president's inflammatory comments left lawmakers struggling to find a path forward. What was reported was unacceptable. Eleanor Roosevelt College junior Viviann Benitez said that amount of time given to figure out a solution for the DACA program is unjust. (more...)
Porn Star Stormy Daniels Shared Gritty Details Of Affair With President Trump Porn Star Stormy Daniels Shared Gritty Details Of Affair With President Trump
- January 18, 2018

In 2011, however, she told a different story. "He kept looking at me and then we ended up riding to another hole on the same golf cart together", Stormy recalled, adding that the business mogul later came to the gift lounge her adult-film company, Wicked Pictures, sponsored and asked for her number, which she gave him, before they posed for a photo together. (more...)
Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week Apple promises fix for chaiOS iMessage bug that crashes Messages next week
- January 18, 2018

Meanwhile, on a Mac computer, the security flaw was found to crash the Safari browser, as well as causing other slowdowns. "My main goal was to reach out to Apple and say, 'Hey, you've been ignoring my bug reports .' I always report the bug before releasing something", the developer said . (more...)
Huawei to include Google's RCS messaging in Android phones Huawei to include Google's RCS messaging in Android phones
- January 18, 2018

The release says that Huawei will be "integrating Android Messages , powered by RCS, across their Android smartphone portfolio", which could see the app deployed to their current and future handsets via an update. RCS messaging offers a range of features over standard SMS, this includes texting over WiFi, sharing of rich media and more. Huawei will still depend on mobile carriers and networks' support and approval. (more...)
PEI Police Officer Reminds You To Eat Food, Not Tide Pods PEI Police Officer Reminds You To Eat Food, Not Tide Pods
- January 18, 2018

A YouTube spokesperson gave TechCrunch the following statement: "YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage risky activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm ". The viral phenomenon seems to only be growing. The risk of death isn't enough to stop teenagers from eating laundry detergent packets, so social media is stepping in. (more...)
Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today Google says fix for WiFi issue with Chromecast built-in devices coming today
- January 18, 2018

The issue initially seemed to be relegated only to those who owned the Google Home Max speaker and TP-Link Archer C7 router. In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can slow down or temporarily impact Wi-Fi networks. (more...)
Today Analysts Focus on Facebook, Inc. (FB), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
- January 18, 2018

About 1.41 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. Appleton Partners Inc increased its stake in Morgan Stanley Com New (MS) by 140.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 15,230 shares were sold by MCGEARY RODERICK C, worth $578,740. The insider Robbins Charles sold 121,390 shares worth $3.89 million. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by BARTZ CAROL. (more...)
Nintendo Labo Trailer Teases Future Toy-Cons Nintendo Labo Trailer Teases Future Toy-Cons
- January 18, 2018

The Variety Kit includes five Toy-Con projects: two RC cars; one fishing rod; one house; one motorbike; and one piano. Each object is formed from folding up the included cardboard sheets and putting the different parts together then sitting the Switch in these creations to bring them to life. (more...)
Huawei's Honor 9 Lite launched in India with FullView display Huawei's Honor 9 Lite launched in India with FullView display
- January 18, 2018

The Honor 9 Lite debuted in China last month, and at the time, the Honor said that it would also come to India, Russia, and the United Kingdom later in the year. The battery of 3000 MAH will work to give power to Honor 9 Light. The device comes with a slew of new features with the EMUI 8.0 and Android 8 .0 Oreo out-of-the-box. (more...)
Tag: Mi 7 launch date Tag: Mi 7 launch date
- January 18, 2018

Notably, the company the last year's MWC but to preview the globally-focused. The smartphone will feature the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 SoC. Xiaomi already confirmed its first flagship smartphone in 2018 will feature Snapdragon 845 chipset, and everyone assumed it as the Mi 7 . (more...)
'Potentially hazardous' asteroid wider than world's tallest building is hurtling towards Earth 'Potentially hazardous' asteroid wider than world's tallest building is hurtling towards Earth
- January 18, 2018

A giant asteroid estimated to be between 1,600 and 4,000 feet across will skim past Earth next month. It is the largest space rock to brush past our planet this year and previous research has found a rock of this size could plunge Earth into a mini-ice age if it hit. (more...)
SNOW: Louth included in UK Met office Amber Snow Alert SNOW: Louth included in UK Met office Amber Snow Alert
- January 18, 2018

He told BBC Scotland: "The M74 is black, it's running OK". There is likely to be an increase in snowfall amounts this evening. The Department for Infrastructure has salted the roads overnight with snow ploughs operating where necessary, it said, adding that further salting was due to be carried out later on Wednesday morning. (more...)
World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say
- January 18, 2018

The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the subterranean waters of the Yucatan peninsula, said the 216-mile (347km) cave was identified after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels. He told Reuters: 'It allows us to appreciate much more clearly how the rituals, the pilgrimage sites and ultimately the great pre-Hispanic settlements that we know emerged'. (more...)
Tim Cook speaks up about the battery replacement issue Tim Cook speaks up about the battery replacement issue
- January 18, 2018

The company plans to spend more than $10 billion on its data centers and co-location facilities in Oregon, North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Iowa. Apple will make payments of around $38 billion in tax money from its profits that it now holds overseas - a decision that comes after a Trump administration tax plan changed how foreign profits brought back to the United States are taxed. (more...)
Trump Takes Hard Line on Immigration, Rejects 'Horrible' Bipartisan Plan Trump Takes Hard Line on Immigration, Rejects 'Horrible' Bipartisan Plan
- January 18, 2018

That number will rise to 1,200 a day after March 5. The proposal put forth Tuesday night does not include the immigration policy. "We are still accepting applications". we want to capitalize on that for 2018", said Chuck Rocha, a Democratic strategist who specializes in the Latino vote, said of the dilemma confronting Democrats. (more...)
Moto Z3 and Z3 Play images surface online Moto Z3 and Z3 Play images surface online
- January 18, 2018

Like the Moto Z3 leak, it seems like the new Moto X does not feature a fingerprint sensor, though there is a dual-sensor front-facing camera. Cameras and design of this G6 Plus smartphones would be the same. Kicking things off is the Moto Z3 series. There will also reportedly be a 5G Moto Mod. The phone comes with a 3,000 mAh of battery capacity. Apart from this, the company is also launching a new Moto G6 Play smartphone. (more...)
Bitcoins Slide To A Month-Low. Five Things To Know Bitcoins Slide To A Month-Low. Five Things To Know
- January 18, 2018

The $10,000 milestone is 50 percent below the $20,000 peak that bitcoin touched just one month ago. "Having said that, this narrative has been around for many weeks now and isn't really new but it has once more raised the spectre of tighter regulation on this market". (more...)