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Sensex Slumps 52 Points to 33175, Nifty at 10228 Sensex Slumps 52 Points to 33175, Nifty at 10228
- December 13, 2017

Asian peers also offered little support with dollar's firmness ahead of key major central banks' meetings. Global Brent crude oil prices jumped above the $ 65 a barrel for the first time since 2015, which could spoil any chance of rate reduction by the Reserve Bank, traders said. (more...)
Apple Starts Offering Pre-Orders on its App Store Apple Starts Offering Pre-Orders on its App Store
- December 13, 2017

For paid apps, you will be charged before downloading the app and there is no charge for pre-ordering the app. This means even iOS , macOS and tvOS apps can be pre-ordered. If in case, the app cost alters, then the user has to pay the price whichever is lower, The Verge reports . Now any app developer can "build excitement" for their app by publishing the product page for an app anywhere from 2 to 90 days before launch. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spied in India Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spied in India
- December 13, 2017

On the infotainment front, a seven-speaker audio system is standard. Benz isn't releases anymore details at this time besides saying that the 2019 G-Class will arrive in dealers toward the end of 2018. Under the armrest there is an illuminated compartment for small items and in front of the touchpad in the center console are two removable cup holders. (more...)
Spectacular meteor shower to peak tonight Spectacular meteor shower to peak tonight
- December 13, 2017

But there's another reason why the Geminids are special. The shower is predicted to be at its maximum at around 2 am on 14 December, when the Gemini constellation will be nearly overhead and the number of meteors can reach up to 120 per hour, he said. (more...)
Trump wants United States to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars Trump wants United States to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars
- December 13, 2017

Under the directive, the government is also expected to work closely with other nations and private industry. "It marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use", Trump said at the White House. (more...)
FIFA Fines Nigeria, Forfeits 3 Points to Algeria for Fielding Ineligible Prayer FIFA Fines Nigeria, Forfeits 3 Points to Algeria for Fielding Ineligible Prayer
- December 13, 2017

SCORENigeria can specially report that Turkey-based Ogenyi Onazi was the second Super Eagles player Federation Internationale de Football Association warned was ineligible for the Algeria match in November after he was also booked twice previously in the qualifiers. (more...)
Dinosaur Feather And Blood Discovered In Amber Fossils Show Parasites Feeding Dinosaur Feather And Blood Discovered In Amber Fossils Show Parasites Feeding
- December 13, 2017

While the species of host dino can not be identified, researchers are confident it doesn't belong to a bird: That particular branch of the dinosaur lineage wasn't around 99 million years ago when some plant resin oozed over tick and feather to create this ghastly tableau for posterity. (more...)
You Can Now Follow Hashtags You Can Now Follow Hashtags
- December 13, 2017

So, say you're planning your wedding, you'll probably want to follow #weddings, #weddingdresses, #weddingflowers, and so on. That means just because someone punches in a ton of popular hashtags on their posts doesn't mean you'll necessarily see them unless they're great. (more...)
Jio effect: Idea offers Rs Jio effect: Idea offers Rs
- December 13, 2017

The offer is valid in select circles. This scheme allows free incoming calls on roaming but outgoing calls are not free on roaming. Also, it includes unlimited text messages. In both cases, the free calls are limited to 250 minutes per day and 1,000 minutes per week; exhausting this limit will entail tariff of 1 paisa per second. (more...)
Facebook announces plan to stop diverting some ad revenue through Ireland Facebook announces plan to stop diverting some ad revenue through Ireland
- December 13, 2017

The move will apply to all countries in which Facebook now has an office to support sales to advertisers, Facebook's Chief Financial Officer Dave Wehner said in a statement . He described the move as a "large undertaking" that will require significant resources to implement around the world. The company's global headquarters will continue to be in Dublin, but in countries where Facebook has local offices already supporting advertisers, the company said that it intends to begin ... (more...)
NASA Animation Flies Down Into Jupiter's Great Red Spot NASA Animation Flies Down Into Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- December 13, 2017

The mission has revealed a number of fascinating observations including the fact that Jupiter's Great Red Spot , which is much wider than Earth, penetrates well below the clouds deep into the planet's atmosphere. The storm is 50 to 100X deeper than Earth's oceans. Today, measurements by Earth-based telescopes indicate the oval that Juno flew over has diminished in width by one-third and height by one-eighth since Voyager times. (more...)
Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beach Fossil hunters find bones of human-sized penguin on New Zealand beach
- December 13, 2017

Its genus name, Kumimanu , was inspired by the Maori indigenous culture of New Zealand . Kumimanu means "monster bird" in Māori. In addition to being one of the largest ever discovered, "the new fossil is one of the oldest giant penguins found so far", the study says, adding that it also belonged to a creature that was not closely related to the other giants. (more...)
Kirk Douglas celebrates his 101st birthday with family Kirk Douglas celebrates his 101st birthday with family
- December 12, 2017

Douglas' son (and Zeta-Jones' husband) Michael Douglas , 73, posted his own birthday message on Facebook , referring to his dad as a "living legend". Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas event in 2009. Douglas' family presented him with a bright, sunflower-patterned cake with his age written in frosting, and his cardiologist allowed the " Spartacus " star to enjoy his yearly, physician-permitted shot of vodka, ... (more...)
New 2018 Mercedes CLS - prices start at £57510 New 2018 Mercedes CLS - prices start at £57510
- December 12, 2017

Available to order now, the Mercedes CLS will start from £57,510, with three engines initially offered from launch consisting of two diesels and a sole petrol unit. You can only buy the CLS in AMG Line trim, though that gets you 19in alloys, a parking pack, leather, split-fold rear seats, a pair of 12.3in infotainment and cockpit screens, ambient lighting, and "Agility Control" suspension. (more...)
Lookout for These Two Stocks: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Top Ships Inc. (TOPS)
- December 12, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of $84.08, for a total value of $1,261,200.00. Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) has risen 54.80% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Sunday, July 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 30,517 shares. (more...)
Children are using video games to gamble, says watchdog Children are using video games to gamble, says watchdog
- December 12, 2017

There's a disparity between boys and girls in this, with 59% of boys knowing you can bet with in-game items and 20% having done so, whereas among girls, 31% responded saying they knew you could gamble with items and only 3% having done so. "We require gambling operators to have strong protections in place to prevent children from accessing their products and are actively reviewing how some, like age verification, can continue to be strengthened", Tim Miller, Gambling Commission Executive ... (more...)
RIL mulling over Reliance Jio's IPO by late 2018 RIL mulling over Reliance Jio's IPO by late 2018
- December 12, 2017

Jio , which hasn't made a profit since its official launch past year, is aiming to improve its financial performance before any share sale, said Bloomberg quoting people close to the development refusing to be named as the information was private. (more...)
Full moon a danger to bikers, experts claim
- December 12, 2017

Motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in a fatal collision when there is a full moon, a new study has found. The average ride on a motorcycle is more risky than a drunk driver with no seatbelt traveling the same distance. This gave an absolute total increase of 226 additional fatal crashes over the study period, meaning for every two full moon nights, there was one additional fatal crash. (more...)
Honor 6X, Honor 8 Pro get temporary price cuts on Amazon India Honor 6X, Honor 8 Pro get temporary price cuts on Amazon India
- December 12, 2017

It seems to be raining discounts for smartphone buyers. On the other hand, Honor 8 Pro gets a much bigger discount than the Honor 6X . As per memory, the phone will come with 64GB and 32GB of native storage respective to the aforementioned RAM specs. (more...)
Battlefield Bad Company 3 is Coming in 2018, According to Known Leaker Battlefield Bad Company 3 is Coming in 2018, According to Known Leaker
- December 12, 2017

Bad Company 3's maps will place a greater emphasis on " tighter gameplay " as opposed to "all-out warfare" and therefore will be similar to Bad Company 2 maps such as Oasis Grand Bazaar and Harvest Day. The game will also have a much "faster tempo" than Battlefield 1 . The next installment in DICE's long-running Battlefield franchise is rumored to be Bad Company 3 . (more...)
International Business Machines' (NYSE:IBM) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Tigress Financial
- December 12, 2017

It has a 94.75 P/E ratio. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability stated it has 0.02% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ). BLACKROCK INC. Hennessy Advisors Inc. lowered its position in shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) by 4.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. (more...)
Nokia 6 (2018) Passes Through TENAA Certification, Could Launch Soon Nokia 6 (2018) Passes Through TENAA Certification, Could Launch Soon
- December 12, 2017

The thinner screen indicates that the phone may come with thin bezels. The certification reveals that device will be a dual sim one. Given the fact that the Nokia 6 (2018) already surfaced on TENAA it's only a matter of weeks before it becomes official. (more...)
Synaptics announces first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching soon with prominent OEM Synaptics announces first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching soon with prominent OEM
- December 12, 2017

Keeping that in mind, the S9 is the most likely smartphone by Samsung to be in the production stage right now. Again, only Samsung phones have Infinity Displays. The most anticipated tech mystery of the year has to be what was going to happen with iPhone X's Touch ID. Interestingly, Synaptics is not the first company to attempt the under display fingerprint sensor, with Qualcomm showing off an "ultrasonic" sensor earlier this year and Samsung reportedly filing patents for a ... (more...)
You can pre-order the Ataribox this week, but why would you? You can pre-order the Ataribox this week, but why would you?
- December 12, 2017

The deals will be "extremely limited", we've been told, so it's well worth signing up now. Ataribox will run a Linux OS, with a user interface customized for the TV. But be warned: no games have been announced yet for the system, so what you're signing up for (which will hopefully include classic Atari titles, with plenty of staples to choose from) is still kind of a mystery. (more...)
Thinking About Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 (Premium) Thinking About Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 (Premium)
- December 12, 2017

The company has partnered Microsoft to optimize Windows 10 OS for a range of 'Always Connected PCs' running on Snapdragon 835 / 845 mobile platforms. "We are excited to work with a leading, global gaming content provider like NetEase Games", said Sanjay Mehta, senior vice president, Qualcomm Technologies and president at QCT China. (more...)
Email shows effort to give Trump campaign WikiLeaks documents Email shows effort to give Trump campaign WikiLeaks documents
- December 12, 2017

CNN's original report said the email was sent more than a month before WikiLeaks began releasing Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's hacked emails, less than three weeks before WikiLeaks itself sent Trump Jr. "It's nearly like they do it on goal". Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted to CNN reporters to: "Be honest and keep explaining the much-repeated lie you let live for hours". (more...)
Astronomers to check 'peculiar' interstellar body for signs of alien technology Astronomers to check 'peculiar' interstellar body for signs of alien technology
- December 12, 2017

Researchers involved in the Seti - Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - project are now preparing to point a powerful telescope at the freaky object and find where it came from. With the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, a team of " Breakthrough Listen " will check for radio signals coming out from the cigar-shaped asteroid . (more...)
Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt Weather looks good for Tuesday SpaceX launch attempt
- December 12, 2017

The forecast says maximum upper-level winds will be from the west at 120 knots at 35,000 feet on Tuesday and 135 knots near 40,000 feet on Wednesday. But following a 10-month, $50 million upgrade, the 1960s-era launch pad is scheduled to enter service again tomorrow , in much better shape than it's been since the rocket company leased it from the Air Force a decade ago. (more...)
Google Introduces Several Photography Apps as Part of its New Appsperiments Program Google Introduces Several Photography Apps as Part of its New Appsperiments Program
- December 12, 2017

It is partly inspired by Google's Motion Stills app that was first introduced a year ago. Storyboard is available on Google Play Store, Selfissimo is available on both Android and iOS , while Scrubbies is only available on iOS . (more...)
Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week
- December 12, 2017

The Geminid meteor shower which appears every December is expected to put on quite a show this year. At the peak we will see almost 120 meteors per hour. To increase the chances of seeing meteors, choose a site at least 40 miles from a major city, Astronomy.com said. Wind chills will be below freezing in most locations. (more...)