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Facebook Under Pressure Over Data And Privacy Issues Facebook Under Pressure Over Data And Privacy Issues
- March 21, 2018

Almost $50 billion of market value was wiped out in two days. According to Politico, the Trump camp is now trying to distance itself from the company following revelations that it misused millions of Facebook users' information, plus incriminating undercover recordings which show the executives boasting of their ability to manipulate elections and even blackmail political opponents. (more...)
Apple Will Reportedly Reveal iPhone X Plus in September Apple Will Reportedly Reveal iPhone X Plus in September
- March 21, 2018

Since the release of the iPhone X a year ago, people have been waiting with bated breath to see how Apple will expand upon this sleek and high-tech iteration of their popular smartphone. Apple plans to launch a new 5.85-inch OLED iPhone this year as an upgrade to the existing iPhone X , but the vendor has managed to reduce the new device's initial manufacturing bill of materials ( MBOM ) to a level much lower than that of its present flagship model. (more...)
TSLA) — Tesla Inc (NASDAQ TSLA) — Tesla Inc (NASDAQ
- March 21, 2018

The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $16.5. About 6.21 million shares traded or 9.36% up from the average. After $-3.84 actual EPS reported by Tesla, Inc . Roth Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $2000 target in Monday, July 31 report. Barclays Capital downgraded MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) on Wednesday, January 17 to "Equal-Weight" rating. (more...)
Apple Welcomes Spring With New Apple Watch Bands Apple Welcomes Spring With New Apple Watch Bands
- March 21, 2018

And finally, here's one of the new, regular Apple Watch bands . Apple introduced new Apple Watch bands on Wednesday with spring-themed colors. Apple is now going to sell the Nike Sport Loop separately alongside the new Nike Sport Band colors which include Barely Rose/Pearl Pink, Black/White, and Cargo Khaki/Black. (more...)
Facebook users considering legal action against company following data scandal Facebook users considering legal action against company following data scandal
- March 21, 2018

European Union (EU) and British lawmakers demanded on Tuesday that social media giant Facebook should clarify data breach following revelations that personal data was massively misused for political purposes. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was today summoned before a United Kingdom parliamentary committee amid a growing row over data breaches linked to the popular social media company. (more...)
Commission eyes €5 billion annual windfall with new digital tax Commission eyes €5 billion annual windfall with new digital tax
- March 21, 2018

Under the European Union plan, revenue from the digital tax would be fairly distributed to where the companies actually operate, according to the level of activity in those countries and not the level of booked profit. However, many European Union leaders, who will debate the issue of how to claw taxes from the elusive new digital economy at a Brussels summit on Thursday, oppose the executive's proposals. (more...)
Guillermo Haro Facts: Google Doodle Honors Mexican Astronomer On 105th Birthday Guillermo Haro Facts: Google Doodle Honors Mexican Astronomer On 105th Birthday
- March 21, 2018

Guillermo Haro was born on March 21 in 1913. He discovered what is now known as Herbig-Haro objects, which are bright clouds that form when jets of ionized gas from young stars collide with nearby clouds and gas and dust, according to Forbes . (more...)
Apple's 3D Sensing Tech Reportedly Two Years Ahead Of Android Apple's 3D Sensing Tech Reportedly Two Years Ahead Of Android
- March 21, 2018

In fact, even by 2019, the supply would not be sufficient enough to enable more than two Android manufacturers to introduce a phone with 3D sensing modules. It also doesn't help that Apple's ability to throw cash around means that it was able to lock in a almost $400 million deal with Finisar on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, which are part of the TrueDepth camera system. (more...)
MIUI 9.5 Is Coming Soon to These 30 Xiaomi Smartphones MIUI 9.5 Is Coming Soon to These 30 Xiaomi Smartphones
- March 21, 2018

Xiaomi also states that it will gradually release the update for other phones in the company's portfolio. Xiaomi on Tuesday announced the rollout of its latest MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM for several of its smartphones in the Redmi, Mi MIX, and Mi Max series. (more...)
British data firm offered £1m bribe to turn election British data firm offered £1m bribe to turn election
- March 21, 2018

Trump's campaign has denied using the Cambridge Analytica's data, saying it relied on the Republican National Committee for its information. Nix advises the undercover reporter that "I'm just giving you examples of what can be done, what has been done". (more...)
Hot Stocks Report: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Overstock.com, Inc. (OSTK)
- March 21, 2018

The stock has "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 20. The stock of NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. P/E ratio is noted at 54.29. NVIDIA RTX is the product of 10 years of work in computer graphics algorithms and GPU architectures. The stock traded on impressive volume of 17.7 Million comparing to the average volume of 15051.17 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. (more...)
Stephen Hawking's ashes to be kept at Westminster Abbey Stephen Hawking's ashes to be kept at Westminster Abbey
- March 21, 2018

The ashes of British physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred at Westminster Abbey in London, near the graves of fellow scientists Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton . Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882. Professor Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning. (more...)
Protect Your Facebook Account Privacy by Following These Steps Protect Your Facebook Account Privacy by Following These Steps
- March 21, 2018

Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Saturday that "Zuckerberg needs to testify". Auditors hired by Facebook visited Cambridge Analytica's London office on Monday evening, but stood down at the request of the Information Commissioner's Office. (more...)
How to add 'view image' back to Google Images
- March 21, 2018

Downloading graphics from Google Images will take an extra step going forward. Here's how to do it on Chrome: scurry over to the View Image extension page on the Chrome web store. And as mentioned earlier, users can still right click on an image on the Google Images platform and select the "Open image in new tab" option. The extension for Google Chrome and Firefox can be found by clicking on the links. (more...)
The Trellis Advisors LLC Invests $582000 in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock The Trellis Advisors LLC Invests $582000 in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock
- March 20, 2018

About 1.65M shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has risen 37.41% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Massachusetts Service Ma has 0.17% invested in Praxair, Inc. Fil Limited invested in 68,292 shares or 0.19% of the stock. Laffer Invests accumulated 28,645 shares or 1.24% of the stock. (more...)
Denver Broncos trade QB Trevor Siemian to Minnesota Vikings
- March 20, 2018

Siemian was a seventh-round selection by the Broncos. Signing Keenum instead of Cousins also keeps the door open for the Broncos to draft a quarterback with the fifth overall pick in this year's draft, although getting the quarterback they want may become more complicated now that the Jets have traded into the third pick overall in the draft with the Colts. (more...)
Eagles will host Vikings for Thursday Night Opener of 2018 Season Eagles will host Vikings for Thursday Night Opener of 2018 Season
- March 20, 2018

General Manager Rick Spielman and cap manager Rob Brzezinski face an interesting summer considering those on the team who will be free agents in 2019 and the franchise's all-in Super Bowl pursuit. In his career thus far, Siemian has had a 59.3 percent completion rate, throwing 5,686 yards, 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. The NFL made an excellent decision of creating this matchup for week one. (more...)
Place, Ikea's AR Furniture App is Now Available on Android Place, Ikea's AR Furniture App is Now Available on Android
- March 20, 2018

Selling stuff on eBay is pretty simple, right up until you have to figure out how to ship the item being sold. You can place virtual boxes of varying sizes on top of items before you ship them, so you don't have to waste money on more cardboard and packing tape than you actually need. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Campaign Takes 25 Hours To Complete Far Cry 5 Campaign Takes 25 Hours To Complete
- March 20, 2018

Executive producer Dan Hay says you should budget a good chunk of time to play the campaign-around 25 hours-but that's just the start. There are many activities that gamers can do to extend the game time and enjoy it. Hay also said that "What we're seeing is people going into the world being distracted from the main story and just spending four or five hours fishing or hunting, or just doing stuff that we didn't really prepare for". (more...)
Airtel launches Rs 499 postpaid plan to counter Reliance Jio's 509 plan Airtel launches Rs 499 postpaid plan to counter Reliance Jio's 509 plan
- March 20, 2018

Reliance Jio plan requires Rs 600 security deposit but no security for Airtel plan. Alternatively, you can try out Airtel's Rs. 799 plan which offers similar benefits to the Jio plan, but it doesn't have any daily cap on data usage. While on one hand Reliance Jio accuses incumbent operators of milking the sector using borrowed money, older players like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea blame free voice and data offering by the Mukesh Ambani firm for bleeding the sector. (more...)
HTC Vive Pro to arrive in April at $799 HTC Vive Pro to arrive in April at $799
- March 20, 2018

To thanks early adopters anyone purchasing a Vive Pro will receive a free six-month trial of a Viveport Subscription. "In addition, Viveport Subscription allows consumers to choose from over 400 pieces of content from a highly-curated offering, giving consumers the opportunity to discover the best VR content available". (more...)
Macy's rolling out mobile checkout Macy's rolling out mobile checkout
- March 20, 2018

According to Macy's , most merchandise in the stores will be eligible for mobile checkout, and exceptions will be noted per store. Shoppers at Macy's will soon have less hassle when they checkout. When customers are ready to finish their shopping with Macy's , they can use a saved credit card to complete the transactions. The purchase will then be verified at Mobile Checkout locations near a given store's exits. (more...)
Tumwater resident stars in Milwaukee Brewers reenactment of 'The Sandlot' Tumwater resident stars in Milwaukee Brewers reenactment of 'The Sandlot'
- March 20, 2018

In the clip posted to the Major League Baseball team's Twitter on Monday, Stephen Vogt stars as Hamilton "Ham" Porter, hitting a home run during an afternoon with the gang. "Heroes get remembered but legends never die". It isn't the first time an Major League Baseball team has paid homage to The Sandlot as a few members of the New York Yankees did something similar reenacting a different scene from the movie during spring training of 2015. (more...)
Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies at age 45 Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies at age 45
- March 20, 2018

This is bad news in all other regards but great news if you're in the mood to suddenly feel overwhelming despair at just how much we've fucked up everything on the planet: the last male northern white rhino has died in captivity. For now, the only hope lies in the use of in vitro fertilisation with eggs from the two surviving rhinos and frozen northern white rhino sperm, using southern white rhino females as surrogates. (more...)
Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API announced Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API announced
- March 20, 2018

As always, though, bringing this kind of technology to market is a long process that starts with getting game makers and other stakeholders on board. Ray tracing involves actually following the path a ray of light takes to determine how it is affected by the materials and objects it interacts with, which is far from a trivial task. (more...)
Nimbus Data unveils 100TB SSD Nimbus Data unveils 100TB SSD
- March 20, 2018

To put it into perspective, that's 20 million songs you could put on there. Nimbus Data is now only sampling the product with select strategic customers and no price has been revealed. Nimbus says DC100 consumes around 85% less power per TB than similar SSDs and delivers a 42% reduction in per TB ownership cost. Nimbus Data is confident the drive can help accelerate flash memory adoption in both cloud infrastructure and edge computing, it said. (more...)
Facebook starts direct PC-game streaming and spectator in-game rewards Facebook starts direct PC-game streaming and spectator in-game rewards
- March 20, 2018

Built-in live streaming support is PC only for the time being, but Facebook says it has plans to roll out a similar API on mobile in the future. At GDC, Facebook is releasing a new games software development kit (SDK) for PC gaming centered primarily on new livestreaming features, said Alex Hopmann, software engineer for games at Facebook, in a blog post. (more...)
Atari VCS Announced During Game Developers Conference Atari VCS Announced During Game Developers Conference
- March 20, 2018

The prototypes featuring the classic and modern Atari controller will be on display as prototypes at GDC 2018 between March 21st and March 22nd. Dealerscope will, for the first time in a long time, have a presence at the E3 Expo in June in LA where we hope to see and hear a bunch more details on the Atari VCS and other video game hardware. (more...)
Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system
- March 20, 2018

An asteroid that became the first known interstellar visitor in the solar system probably came from a two-star system, astronomers said. For the study , Jackson and his co-authors set about testing how efficient binary star systems are at ejecting objects, and they also looked at how common these star systems are in the galaxy. (more...)
Sony Releases CG Trailer for God of War Sony Releases CG Trailer for God of War
- March 20, 2018

Now Sony has released a new CG trailer featuring Kratos and his son Atreus. What's more is that the fresh footage offers some explanations about the button layout and mechanics, as well as the combat and progression systems within the game. (more...)