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Gamecocks top SEC leader Florida, 77-72 Gamecocks top SEC leader Florida, 77-72
- January 25, 2018

Tasked with playing a stretch of four straight ranked teams, SC now has a winning record during this gauntlet. Chris Silva is averaging 14.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Frank Booker is averaging 11.3 points and 1.1 assists. The Florida Gators have won five straight home games. The Gamecocks are now 12-7 overall, 3-4 in the SEC and 8-9-1 against the spread. The Gators are 14-5 overall and 10-8 against the spread. (more...)
Nintendo Is Officially Shutting Down Miitomo For Good Nintendo Is Officially Shutting Down Miitomo For Good
- January 25, 2018

The announcement was made on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account. " Miitomo will no longer be available as of Wednesday 9th May 2018", Nintendo confirms. (Its personality and other information will not be carried over.) Sidekick Mii characters will be deleted. For years, fans and analysts had anticipated Nintendo's move to smartphone gaming - expecting to see ports of popular Mario titles, or a portable version of the Wii and Wii U's virtual console games. (more...)
Sized asteroid to fly past Earth safely Sized asteroid to fly past Earth safely
- January 25, 2018

While the giant space rock has officially been listed as a " potentially hazardous asteroid" because of its size and relative closeness to the Earth, scientists say 2002 AJ129 will still be 2.6 million miles away from the planet when it flies by. (more...)
Rare Fish With Hands Spotted In Tasmania Rare Fish With Hands Spotted In Tasmania
- January 25, 2018

It was though numbers had dwindled to as low as 20 fish , H making it possibly the world's rarest. "I saw the tail of a red handfish hidden under some red algae and that was it!" she said . University of Tasmania researcher with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Rick Stuart-Smith, said it was possible there were other undiscovered populations. (more...)
Rocket Lab's 'Humanity Star' is New Zealand first satellite Rocket Lab's 'Humanity Star' is New Zealand first satellite
- January 25, 2018

Mr Beck told Morning Report he wanted the first satellite New Zealand launched to be "something a little bit special". But it turns out the rocket also carried a secret payload into space at the behest of the company's founder, Peter Beck. (more...)
PUBG Corp. CEO Says There's No Clear Roadmap for PUBG 2.0 PUBG Corp. CEO Says There's No Clear Roadmap for PUBG 2.0
- January 25, 2018

While every Tom, Dick, and Harry is busy having a crack at PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , its developer has conceded it has no current roadmap in place for PUBG 2.0 or beyond just yet. The ultra popular game had a pretty spectacular 2017 from breaking concurrent user records to the official Xbox One release . The Xbox One version also receives regular updates , with the last one tweaking controller options to better optimize for a controller as opposed to the PC's mouse and keyboard. (more...)
The Avengers Project gains 15 industry veterans from Naughty Dog, EA, More The Avengers Project gains 15 industry veterans from Naughty Dog, EA, More
- January 25, 2018

Creative directors are ultimately responsible for much of the stuff players care about: the way the game plays, its aesthetics and story, that sort of thing. Rosenberg's statement confirms that all of the new hires have been put straight to work on The Avengers , so we at least know it's not a project that was announced only to be quietly abandoned. (more...)
Tomorrow Corporation's latest puzzler is 7 Billion Humans Tomorrow Corporation's latest puzzler is 7 Billion Humans
- January 25, 2018

The upcoming title 7 Billion Humans brings back the same dreary aesthetic of a world run by machines but this time "with more humans!" You control the humans, trying to solve problems as part of a parallel computer made of people. Tomorrow Corporation says 7 Billion Humans improves on the language used in Human Resource Machine with the addition of multi-worker execution-again, bleak. (more...)
EA Stock Tumbles After Rumors of Anthem Delay EA Stock Tumbles After Rumors of Anthem Delay
- January 25, 2018

This is something the studio became all too familiar with during development of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dragon Age: Inquisition . Bioware's Anthem won't make its fall 2018 release window, the next Dragon Age was to feature "live" elements, and whether to continue development on Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic is being discussed. (more...)
Qualcomm shares fall as European Union imposes $1.23 billion fine, chipmaker to appeal Qualcomm shares fall as European Union imposes $1.23 billion fine, chipmaker to appeal
- January 25, 2018

While it is not known how much of a fine will be imposed on the chipmaker, the Commission is capable of issuing a maximum fine totaling 10-percent of the company's annual turnover. The US Federal Trade Commission is also investigating Qualcomm's dealings with Apple, while South Korea has investigated the company for dealings with Samsung. (more...)
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Shares Sold by Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Shares Sold by Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX
- January 25, 2018

The industrial products company reported $1.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.68. About 38.16 million shares traded or 38.29% up from the average. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 2 to "Buy". (more...)
South Africa's new political certainty boosting rand: central bank governor South Africa's new political certainty boosting rand: central bank governor
- January 25, 2018

The all share index reached an intraday peak of 61,621 points on Tuesday, before closing 0.68% higher at 61,475 points. The IHS Markit composite purchasing managers index reached its highest level in nearly 12 years. Investors have been reacting positively to the appointment of new leaders in the ANC and the new Eskom board. The South African rand continued its impressive rally against the USA dollar, reaching at some point R11.92 against the U.S. (more...)
Plex VR On Daydream Launched Plex VR On Daydream Launched
- January 25, 2018

In addition, users get co-watching, which is a feature in which up to four different people can get together in the VR space to watch the same show. "Head positions are updated in real-time, so you can see what everyone's looking at, and you can click the remote button to talk to the group", writes the Plex team. (more...)
SpaceX performs first 'static fire' of Falcon Heavy rocket SpaceX performs first 'static fire' of Falcon Heavy rocket
- January 25, 2018

Musk said at a conference previous year that he expects the test flight to fail. In December, Musk announced the rocket would carry his own Tesla Roadster sports auto on a trajectory that would take it past the planet Mars. "Those 27 engines and those three core stages generate over five million pounds of thrust". The long-delayed inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy - the company said in April 2011 that the vehicle would be ready for a first launch in 2013 - is a demonstration mission ... (more...)
Google I/O 2018 runs May 8-10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre Google I/O 2018 runs May 8-10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre
- January 25, 2018

This gives developers a chance to get their own apps, services, integrations, and tie-ins ready before Google actually launches its stuff. Google got more heavily into VR with Daydream, announced back at IO 2016, and we'd like to see another big VR push at this year's event. (more...)
Capcom Begins Its The Making of Monster Hunter Capcom Begins Its The Making of Monster Hunter
- January 25, 2018

The highly anticipated Monster Hunter: World is releasing later this week, and Capcom is releasing a documentary series showing off the action role-playing game's development. "We don't have any plans [to bring Monster Hunter: World] to the Switch at the moment". According to Capcom they've been working on the project for nearly four years, and had to commit to specific hardware, and they decided this "before the Switch was even announced or on sale". (more...)
Windows 10 Will Show You Everything Microsoft Has On You
- January 25, 2018

Here, the company will now provide a news feed-like view of all the data it collects as you search on Bing, talk to Cortana and use other Microsoft services where you are an authenticated user. It's debatable whether it's unreasonable to expect Microsoft to be able to deliver a consistently improved product without knowing how its users are interacting with it. (more...)
Fitbit to end Pebble smartwatch support soon Fitbit to end Pebble smartwatch support soon
- January 25, 2018

Of course, that's the rose-tinted version - ultimately, this is an attempt to win back Pebble owners who felt burned by Fitbit's acquisition and convince them to buy the Ionic before they're lost forever. This six-month extension of Fitbit's support for Pebble's infrastructure and web-based features will help the Pebble community assess comparable options on the Fitbit OS platform, and give Pebble developers more time to build unbelievable things with the Fitbit SDK . (more...)
Apple plotting cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone X for September Apple plotting cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone X for September
- January 25, 2018

Apple confesses that the shipment of iPhone X was fastest when compared to the shipment of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus . Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has also been reported to warn that the company may end up discontinuing the iPhone X sometime in the middle of this year. (more...)
Apple adds new features to show battery health Apple adds new features to show battery health
- January 25, 2018

You'll be able to see the health of the battery under Settings Battery on iPhone 6 and later. Turn the feature off and there's a good chance your iPhone will spontaneously crash during processor heavy tasks. Business Chat is a new way for users to communicate directly with businesses right within Messages. "This is why we are excited about working with Apple to make accessing secure medical records from an iPhone as simple for a patient as checking email". (more...)
Canada-Australia, the rocks that connect us Canada-Australia, the rocks that connect us
- January 25, 2018

It was previously suggested based on past research that northeast Australia was near North America, Siberia or North China when Nuna was formed. During this time, nearly all the continents were drifting together in what would eventually be known as the supercontinent Nuna , lead author and Curtin PhD candidate Adam Nordsvan explains in a press release. (more...)
Henry Schein Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NASDAQ:HSIC)
- January 24, 2018

Schein Henry Inc now has $11.93 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.88% or $0.6725 during the last trading session, reaching $75.7375. The company had a trading volume of 1,038,005 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,560,922. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $513.86 million activity. Analysts await Henry Schein, Inc. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating ... (more...)
Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1900 Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1900
- January 24, 2018

Both make use of the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology and MJX controller, with sizes up to 4TB. The slight speedup is also thanks to the latest V-NAND technology, which rearranges the flash memory cells in vertical stacks instead of horizontal ones to boost their speed and longevity and reduce their power consumption. (more...)
Small Volcanic Crystals Could Help Predict Eruptions Small Volcanic Crystals Could Help Predict Eruptions
- January 24, 2018

Teresa Ubide . The rings inside the volcanic crystals offered researchers clues to help them develop more effective measures for monitoring volcanic hazard, even for volcanoes that have been lying dormant. Dr Ubide's team tracked eruptions, their triggers and time scales at Mount Etna, on Sicily in Italy, Europe's most active volcano. "The new approach may also prove useful for studying volcanoes that have remained dormant, such as the now erupting volcano on Kadovar Island, Papua New ... (more...)
Next Huawei P-series Smartphones May Not Debut at MWC 2018 Next Huawei P-series Smartphones May Not Debut at MWC 2018
- January 24, 2018

The details include that the Galaxy S9 will indeed feature a single 12MP rear camera with optical image stabilization which also has a variable aperture (f/1.5 - f/2.4) lens. According to Etnews , Huawei will not introduce any new smartphone at MWC 2018; the company is said to be occupied with preparations to enter the U.S. (more...)
Mondrian Investment Partners LTD Acquires 180243 Shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE)
- January 24, 2018

Simon held 250,000 shares of the specialty foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.03 million, down from 450,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Anderson Hoagland And holds 0.42% or 4,375 shares. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.61 EPS. analysts expect that Pfizer Inc. (more...)
Facebook buys government ID authentication startup Confirm Facebook buys government ID authentication startup Confirm
- January 24, 2018

As a result of the deal, a Reuters source said that the firm will close its operations and join the social media giant in Boston. Confirm.io, a government ID authentication startup that digitally authenticates government identification, said on its website that it agreed to be acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed amount. (more...)
A rare treat next week: Blue supermoon, lunar eclipse A rare treat next week: Blue supermoon, lunar eclipse
- January 24, 2018

In this case, we have a blue blood moon. During these events, the moon generally appears to be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a typical full moon. Note: The partial eclipse ends at 8:11 a.m., after moonset. Unlike the Sun's eclipse, visible from relatively small areas of the Earth, a moon's eclipse is visible from anywhere on the Earth's side that is night. (more...)
Google Ends Google Ends "Moonshot" Competition For Private Space Companies
- January 24, 2018

The company has an existing five-launch contract with Rocket Lab, which completed the second test of its Electron vehicle on Saturday . The Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn 5 that first sent astronauts to the moon , could be how humans return to the lunar surface. (more...)
Original Range Rover Sets Template for High-Zoot SV Coupe Original Range Rover Sets Template for High-Zoot SV Coupe
- January 24, 2018

Whether the Range Rover SV Coupe will retain its siblings' off-road performance remains to be seen, but nevertheless, it should be an interesting and handsome styling exercise from SVO. Land Rover says the vehicle will pay tribute to the original Range Rover which was launched as a two-door coupe in 1970. Whether it's a true two-door or not, the Range Rover SV Coupe will definitely be exclusive. (more...)