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Engineers are taught a smartphone to determine when it peeping outsiders Engineers are taught a smartphone to determine when it peeping outsiders
- November 29, 2017

It immediately puts the camera's view on screen, pointing out where the person is by highlighting their face and showing the words "stranger looking alert". The " Electronic Screen Protector " can detect a wayward gaze within 2 milliseconds, and takes another 47 milliseconds to tell whether it's coming from a stranger. (more...)
Jaguar smashes Nurburgring record for sedans Jaguar smashes Nurburgring record for sedans
- November 29, 2017

Customers will be able to choose if their Project 8 comes with four seats, or an optional Track Pack, where carbon-fibre bucket seats sit in the front and the rear bench is ditched altogether. It's the second SVO "Collector's Edition" after the Jaguar XF-based Project 7. Considering the car's ultra-limited production, we have a feeling Jaguar will sell every one it makes. (more...)
Google fixes cheeseburger emoji faux pas Google fixes cheeseburger emoji faux pas
- November 29, 2017

The change followed a comment from Google CEO Sundar Pichai that fixing the hamburger emoji was a "top priority". Now, it looks like the search giant has finally fixed the emoji as a part of Android 8 .1. Emojipedia website states that the hamburger emoji was approved in Unicode 6.0 back in 2010 and was added in Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Samsung, for instance, has its own version of hamburger emoji. (more...)
WhatsApp for iPhone Now Lets you Play YouTube Videos Without Leaving App WhatsApp for iPhone Now Lets you Play YouTube Videos Without Leaving App
- November 29, 2017

This feature is only for the iOS users at the moment and will soon be launching for Android versions as well. These features have been spotted by WABetaInfo in the new WhatsApp version number 2.17.81 for iPhone that is available in the App Store with the changes mentioned in the What's New section. (more...)
Google Assures Pixel 2 Reboot Bug Will Be Fixed
- November 29, 2017

On a Google Product Forum , Orrin a community manager made this statement to those disgruntled over the recent reboot problem: "Hey all, thanks for all the info you have provided and for those who have sent over bug reports". This time users are reporting that their brand new phones are rebooting at random. According to various posts on the Pixel User Community, users have been complaining about the issue. (more...)
Scientists junk 'yeti' claim, attribute DNA sample to Himalayan brown bear Scientists junk 'yeti' claim, attribute DNA sample to Himalayan brown bear
- November 29, 2017

In a study led by evolutionary biologist Charlotte Lindqvist of the State University of NY in Buffalo, Science Magazine reported researchers studied the DNA from nine supposed yeti remains - including some obtained when Lindqvist worked with a United Kingdom production crew on the 2016 documentary "Yeti or Not?" The samples investigated by Lindqvist and her fellow researchers - who, other than her university, came from France, Norway, and Pakistan - included a skin sample from a paw, ... (more...)
The 2018 Subaru Ascent: Prepare To See Three-Row AWD Crossovers Everywhere The 2018 Subaru Ascent: Prepare To See Three-Row AWD Crossovers Everywhere
- November 29, 2017

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent will start in the low $30,000 price range and will be on sale in early summer 2018. From the outside, the Ascent is instantly recognizable as a Subaru; think of an Outback in a house coat. Subaru officials maintain that all-wheel drive, standard roof rails, an 8.7-inch ground clearance and 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space will help Ascent appeal to Subaru customers' outdoorsy activities just as much as its smaller siblings. (more...)
Facebook creates artificial intelligence to detect suicidal users Facebook creates artificial intelligence to detect suicidal users
- November 29, 2017

Facebook is working to increase the accuracy of the tool so that the team will not be flooded with false positives. It also reviews the comments and likes on Facebook Live posts to flag a particular part of the video for human review. Tools like these help reviewers understand whether someone may be in distress and get them help. The team will also assess if they need to alert first responders about the situation. (more...)
Little left in RET kitty, but rooftop solar set for record year Little left in RET kitty, but rooftop solar set for record year
- November 29, 2017

Total cumulative solar capacity installed was said to have increased by 54% year-on-year and has more than tripled in the last three years. In 2016, most growth came from China, the globe's leading solar market. Just 18% have domestic policies to reduce carbon emissions. As of November 1, about 5,589 MW of large scale renewable energy projects had been formally announced, Clean Energy Regulator executive general manager Mark Williamson said on Tuesday. (more...)
Security researcher finds classified US Army data sitting online with no password Security researcher finds classified US Army data sitting online with no password
- November 29, 2017

The National Security Agency has suffered another major security breach after a trove of classified and sensitive Army documents were left on a public Amazon Web Services cloud server for anyone to download. Data breaches from both AWS servers and the NSA have become a common in recent years. The agency did not respond to a request for comment. The files in question were stored on a subdomain labeled "INSCOM". (more...)
Instagram adds replay controls and feature for remixing friends' photos Instagram adds replay controls and feature for remixing friends' photos
- November 29, 2017

Remixing photos and customizing how often friends can view direct messages are both part of the Instagram v24 update. You can draw on the photo, add text, stickers, etc. One View will only allow the recipient of your message to see it once, whereas Allow Replay enables them to view it as much as they'd like. According to Instagram , "Photos and videos sent with "Allow Replay" loop automatically and your friends can tap and hold to pause ". (more...)
Webb, Jr. Sells 2680 Shares of salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) Stock
- November 29, 2017

Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 0.1 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report. T_BMO's profit would be $1.31 billion giving it 12.26 P/E if the $2.02 EPS is correct. Benioff Marc had sold 10,000 shares worth $908,270. What is Wall Street saying about Salesforce.com, inc. Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP increased Vca Inc. (more...)
Hindustan Coca-Cola aims to clock $2.5 billion in revenue by 2020 Hindustan Coca-Cola aims to clock $2.5 billion in revenue by 2020
- November 29, 2017

The C-Score of Spire Inc. (NasdaqGS:IOSP) is 22.00000. The more stable the company, the lower the score. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. (more...)
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) Shares Bought by Breton Hill Capital Ltd. Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) Shares Bought by Breton Hill Capital Ltd.
- November 29, 2017

Zacks upgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Tuesday, September 1 report. BidaskClub lowered Tech Data from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 26.67% or $0.04 from last year's $0.15 per share. Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. (more...)
Amazon sells record number of devices over holiday weekend
- November 28, 2017

The Echo Dot , Amazon's cheapest Alexa device, was Amazon's best-seller globally across all categories. The Echo Dot was also a best seller at Whole Foods grocery store locations across the country over the weekend, Amazon said. A record $5.03 billion was spent on Black Friday, up almost 17 percent. The Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote was also a best-selling device. (more...)
How And When To See The Supermoon 2017? How And When To See The Supermoon 2017?
- November 28, 2017

Astronomers say the moon will appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter to many viewers around the world. The Moon will be 357,973 kilometers from the Earth on this night and it will be slightly larger and brighter than normal, according to Dr Saran Posayachinda, executive director of the NARIT. (more...)
Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity tool arrives soon for Insiders
- November 28, 2017

Significantly Microsoft will offer a way to disable the user interface in Settings. Reopening the document prompts the user with the previously closed apps (tabs) letting users re-open all the tabs or just some of them. As Office, Windows and Edge become more integrated to create a seamless experience, so you can get back to what's important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time - we believe that's the true value of Sets. (more...)
Motorola To Release G6, E5 and X5 Next Year Motorola To Release G6, E5 and X5 Next Year
- November 28, 2017

It seems like only yesterday we were writing about the Motorola Moto X4 , and in fact our review of the current X-series flagship only went live at the beginning of this month. It's also worth noting that this Moto Insta-Share Projector promo applies to Moto Z2 Force purchases made between November 17, 2017 and December 31, 2017. (more...)
Yooka-Laylee will arrive on the Nintendo Switch on December 14
- November 28, 2017

While the game released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in April of this year, the Wii U version was scrapped following the announcement of a Switch port of the title . It noted that both Nintendo and Unity stepped in to help with optimization of the game. Yooka-Laylee is a throwback 3D platformer developed by a team of former Rare employees who wanted to make a spiritual successor for Banjo-Kazooie. (more...)
Attack on Titan 2 brings new features Attack on Titan 2 brings new features
- November 28, 2017

Among the new features detailed are Attack on Titan 2 's Buddy Actions; which are support options team members can offer to one another. These options include Rescue, Recovery (in case they're running short on health) and Titan Transformation, in which case a team member can unlock the power of Titans. (more...)
First expansion for Civilization VI is announced First expansion for Civilization VI is announced
- November 28, 2017

Due on February 8, 2018, players are tasked with guiding their civ of choice through the ages wherein " Great Ages " see civilizations entering "Dark" and "Golden" periods, depending on your in-game actions. It is safe to assume we will hear more about these new Civs between now and the expansion's release on February 8. In this system, if one civilization grows too strong then the weaker civilization can join up against the strong civilization and reap better rewards. (more...)
Accelerating Growth & Analysts Upside Potential For Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Accelerating Growth & Analysts Upside Potential For Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)
- November 28, 2017

The stock kicked off the session at $152.15 and later approached $150.64 with a change of -0.5%. BidaskClub raised Palo Alto Networks from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Fruth Invest Mgmt owns 25,872 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:WRLD) for 45 shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q2 2017. (NYSE: PANW ) recorded a trading volume of 0.91 million shares, below its 90-day volume average of 1.7 million shares. (more...)
Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials Plex DVR can now automatically remove commercials
- November 28, 2017

This results in more and more commercials being inserted into your content. Media server provider Plex has just added a new feature to their DVR aimed at removing these commercials entirely from the content you watch. Many users are reporting that it is very resource intensive, taking a long time to complete and causing very high CPU usage. This shouldn't be a problem as long as the feature works as intended, but if it detects wrong portions of the file as commercials, you could end up missing ... (more...)
VR headset quarterly shipments hit one million units for the first time VR headset quarterly shipments hit one million units for the first time
- November 28, 2017

Both Sony and HTC dropped the prices for PlayStation VR and the Vive respectively, and new headsets coming into the market such as Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality devices are entering at a similar or cheaper price point. VR in Japan has benefited immensely from the emergence of VR experience zones across the country, such as in Shinjuku, Tokyo. "As top-tier PC vendors, including HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Dell, launch their own VR headsets, using their distribution channel efficiencies, one ... (more...)
Hyundai Elite i20 Spied Testing Hyundai Elite i20 Spied Testing
- November 28, 2017

We previously reported that the South Korean automaker has commenced the testing phase of all-new Elite i20 which has been spotted doing rounds on the Indian roads. "The 2018 Hyundai i20 facelift was recently spotted testing in India again and this time around the vehicle was seen with less camouflage and a new set of alloy wheels", said an NDTV report. (more...)
SVA is the most opulent Range Rover ever SVA is the most opulent Range Rover ever
- November 28, 2017

The SVAutobiography is only offered in long-wheelbase form, meaning rear legroom of over 1.2 metres, according to Land Rover . The heated seats can also recline to a maximum of 40 degrees and have calf and footrests. Available exclusively in long-wheelbase form, the SVAutobiography is the second Range Rover model fettled by JLR tuning arm SVO, sitting above the SVAutobiography Dynamic model that now tops the range. (more...)
Reliance Jio extends triple cashback offer Reliance Jio extends triple cashback offer
- November 28, 2017

The offer includes the 100% cashback that offers vouchers of worth Rs 400 on the recharge of Rs 399 and above. The Mukesh Ambani owned, Reliance Jio was providing a series of offers to lure the customers ever since it migrated from free to paid subscription service. (more...)
Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment Earthworms may thrive in Martian soil, first offspring grown in experiment
- November 28, 2017

Previous studies using that simulant have had mixed success in growing crops, with the best results sprouting from tests that used fertilizers like freshly-cut grass. "Clearly the manure stimulated growth, especially in the Mars soil simulant, and we saw that the worms were active". Dr Wamelink continued that we, accordingly, ended up with pots with all possible combinations except essential matter which was added to all of the pots. (more...)
Artificial muscles give 'superpowers' to soft robots Artificial muscles give 'superpowers' to soft robots
- November 28, 2017

They are also incredibly lightweight, a 2.6-gram muscle can lift a three-kilogramme object, which is the equivalent of a mallard duck lifting a auto. That's the equivalent of a duck lifting a auto (and no, its ducklings are not trapped underneath). (more...)
Russian Soyuz rocket blasts off Russian Soyuz rocket blasts off
- November 28, 2017

But it failed to do so, according to Russian state news service Interfax, and the space agency has now lost contact with it. The first of the launches in history took place a half year ago and also did not go very smoothly, which led to the personal intervention of Vladimir Putin. (more...)