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LG will release new AI products under the 'ThinQ' brand LG will release new AI products under the 'ThinQ' brand
- December 20, 2017

This news may not come as a surprise to some - LG has been publically making comments about its work in AI throughout the year following CES, and boasts a dedicated AI lab in Seoul which houses all its top-secret work into voice, video and sensor R&D. (more...)
Pokémon Go getting game-improving and iPhone-exclusive AR+ feature soon Pokémon Go getting game-improving and iPhone-exclusive AR+ feature soon
- December 20, 2017

In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, photo, Pokemon Go is played at a park in San Francisco. The new approach, announced Wednesday, adds depth to the playing field and lets Pokemon monsters grow or shrink to fit their environment. Niantic also noted that the new AR+ mode uses significantly less battery than before as it better utilizes Apple's hardware and the new ARKit than the original AR mode. (more...)
The Escapists 2 is heading to Switch in January The Escapists 2 is heading to Switch in January
- December 20, 2017

You can read the full description of the game below, or scroll past it to watch the announcement trailer. For the latter, would-be escapees can use either a single Joy-Con each or two Pro Controllers. Additionally, online multiplayer games with up to four players will be supported complete with the ability for players to drop in and out of matches at will. (more...)
Xbox One Bundles From $199 Listed By Microsoft Xbox One Bundles From $199 Listed By Microsoft
- December 20, 2017

Prima Interactive has announced the South African release date for the Xbox One X. Previously, developer CD Projekt Red said that it won't be upgrading the game to support PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, until the game's logo showed up on Microsoft's E3 stage where it was revealed that Wild Hunt is in fact getting an update. (more...)
'Starwars' Makes it to the List of 2017's Worst Passwords 'Starwars' Makes it to the List of 2017's Worst Passwords
- December 20, 2017

The list of the 25 most-used and most hackable passwords of 2017 has been published today on Lifehacker , with "123456" topping the list as the worst password of 2017. In general-and I can't say this enough-you should use a password manager, and have it generate long, hard-to-guess passwords. The problem is they're way too tough to remember. (more...)
Pradyuman Thakur murder case: Juvenile accused to be treated as adult Pradyuman Thakur murder case: Juvenile accused to be treated as adult
- December 20, 2017

Sushil Tekriwal, the lawyer appearing for Pradyuman's family said, "During subsequent proceedings, the convict will be considered as an adult". The 16-year-old Ryan International student accused of murdering Gurugram schoolboy Pradhyumn Thakur will be tried as an adult, the Juvenile Justice Board ruled on Wednesday. (more...)
NASA plans to explore Alpha Centauri for extraterrestrial life NASA plans to explore Alpha Centauri for extraterrestrial life
- December 20, 2017

It admits the technology does not yet exist, but it is hoped it will advance enough for the proposed launch to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1969 Moon landing. NASA is also considering sending tiny probes powered by lasers which in theory may be able to reach a quarter of the speed of light. Even if a record-breaking tenth of the speed of light is achieved, the Alpha Centauri constellation which is 4.4 light years away would still be a 44-year trip. (more...)
Impact of Sun on Climate Change Impact of Sun on Climate Change
- December 20, 2017

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications , show how atmospheric ions - produced by energetic cosmic rays raining down through the atmosphere - stimulate the formation and growth of cloud condensation nuclei, the building blocks for clouds. (more...)
Motorola opens 'Moto Hub' in Hyderabad Motorola opens 'Moto Hub' in Hyderabad
- December 20, 2017

It seems the hike has affected the company not so much as it done Apple. "As a brand, Motorola's journey of "Make in India" began three years ago and we are well on our way to being fully locally manufactured", Mathur added. Well, it's worth noting that even though Motorola has teamed up with Poorvika Mobiles to open over 250 Moto Hub stores across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Pondicherry, it has six Moto Hub stores without any partnership in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. (more...)
New 2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV revealed ahead of Detroit debut New 2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV revealed ahead of Detroit debut
- December 20, 2017

Full details and specs are expected in a few weeks at the North American International Auto Show. "The most capable midsize sport-utility vehicle (SUV) boasts a new, authentic and more premium design, along with even more fuel-efficient powertrain options". (more...)
Panda poop to be turned into tissues Panda poop to be turned into tissues
- December 20, 2017

The China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Sichuan has signed an agreement with Qianwei Fengsheng Paper to offer panda droppings and food residue to the company to help it generate more of its bamboo-based toilet tissue. By digesting the bamboo's sugars and nutrients, pandas are basically extracting their fibers free of charge, said Yang Chaolin, the company's chairman. (more...)
Apple AirPods 2 Coming Next Year Apple AirPods 2 Coming Next Year
- December 20, 2017

According to him, AirPods shipments are going to double from the current 13-14 million units to 26-28 million units per year. "We forecast the ASP of RFPCB for upgraded AirPods in 2H18 may increase, further benefiting business momentum of Unitech and Compeq", adds the analyst. (more...)
Mobile HTC U11 Life getting Android 8.0 Oreo update Mobile HTC U11 Life getting Android 8.0 Oreo update
- December 20, 2017

HTC USA announced the news yesterday, so it should be live now for those of you who bought a U11 Life from T-Mo. The US carrier is now pushing out the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update to all HTC U11 Life smartphones. Until then, device owners can check for updates manually by going to Settings About Phone System Updates check for the new firmware. The notable aspect of the Android Oreo is the Rescue Party feature, which helps device to recover from constant bootloops ... (more...)
Microsoft violently rips Google Chrome Installer from the Windows Store
- December 20, 2017

The last time we checked Google Chrome installer had single 1-star rating and the reviews were very negative. While Google's intentions of releasing a "bookmark app" to the actual online Chrome installer is not clear, Microsoft on its part, does not allow browsers using rendering engines other than EdgeHTML in the Store. (more...)
Samsung to Release New Mid-Range Smartphones Samsung to Release New Mid-Range Smartphones
- December 20, 2017

Samsung has provided two front-facing camera sensors on the Galaxy A8 (2018 ) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) to persuade the selfie-taking youth. The new camera will enable users to switch between the two to take different types of selfies - from close-ups to portraits with clear backgrounds, the firm said . (more...)
Shares in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) Purchased by CLS Investments LLC
- December 20, 2017

The company has market cap of $852.36 million. It offers entry-level homes and move-up homes under the LGI Homes brand name; and luxury series homes under the Terrata Homes brand name. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 23. California-based Orinda Asset Management Lc has invested 1.21% in Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:MIC). (more...)
Google improving app security, performance w/ Android version target & 64-bit requirements
- December 20, 2017

They won't have to ditch 32-bit compatibility, but they can't cling exclusively to the past, either. Next August, all new apps submitted to Google Play will have to be targeted for Android Oreo . Google says they encourage developers to do what they can to make apps backward compatible, but we all know how things go when they're only suggested or encouraged. (more...)
Loapi Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is So Powerful It Can Melt Your Phone
- December 20, 2017

To protect yourself, Kaspersky recommends disabling the ability to install applications from sources other than official app stores, keeping the device OS up to date, and installing a good security solution. The surprisingly unexpected risk which this malware brings is that even though it can't cause direct financial damage to the user by stealing their credit card data, it can simply destroy the phone. (more...)
Monkeys found mating with deers in Japan, scientists confused Monkeys found mating with deers in Japan, scientists confused
- December 20, 2017

To follow up on the viral video that had the world scratching their collective heads, scientists traveled to the Meiji Memorial Forest in Japan from November 2012 to January 2013 and then again from November 2014 to January 2015 to observe the behavior of Japanese macaques and see whether or not these claims were actually founded. (more...)
Vermintide 2 is Coming to Consoles, Because of Course it is… Vermintide 2 is Coming to Consoles, Because of Course it is…
- December 20, 2017

However, that has changed today as developer Fatshark has announced that the game will be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One . Console Pre-Order will begin in 2018. Prepare to be challenged like never before as you and your team desperately try to survive the never-ending hordes of enemies. Skaven and Chaos armies have formed a pact to plunge the world into death and decay, with horrifying specials and bosses. (more...)
Bharti Airtel signs agreement to acquire Millicom's operations in Rwanda Bharti Airtel signs agreement to acquire Millicom's operations in Rwanda
- December 20, 2017

According to the statement of Bharti Airtel, This deal will make Airtel Rwanda, the second largest operator in the country with revenues of over Dollars 80 million and a revenue market share of over 40 percent. Furthermore, existing Millicom Rwanda customers will join over 370 million customers on Airtel's global network across 17 countries and avail the benefits of a superior network, worldwide roaming, and high quality 3G, 4G speed as well as Airtel Money services. (more...)
Airtel deposits 'interim penalty' of Rs 2.5 crore (25 million) with UIDAI Airtel deposits 'interim penalty' of Rs 2.5 crore (25 million) with UIDAI
- December 20, 2017

The official said that as of end of November, a total of Rs 167.77 crore of subsidy was transferred to accounts in Airtel Payment Bank. In order to check diversions, the government pays subsidy equivalent to buying 12 LPG cylinders of 14.2-kg each in a year, directly into the bank accounts of beneficiaries. (more...)
Renders of a foldable Surface Phone posted online
- December 20, 2017

Like the hardware shown in the patent , the foldable Andromeda is said to be created to mimic a notebook, offering Microsoft a new class of mobile device in addition to tablets and phones. Microsoft is also using the Alcantara material with Burgundy colour on its Surface keyboards. The concept also shows different form-factors of the rumoured device. (more...)
Belichick might move to Giants if rift with Brady's pal boils over Belichick might move to Giants if rift with Brady's pal boils over
- December 20, 2017

Brady was asked about a potential rift between Belichick and Guerrero earlier this week on WEEI. Guerrero is Brady's business partner who helps run the TB12 Sports Therapy Center. According to Hohler, Belichick's restriction of Guerrero's access has caused some "friction in Foxborough". When asked if it will blow over and affect the relationship between Brady and Belichick , Schefter said he has no extensive knowledge on how deep the rift is, whether it's a big deal or not for the ... (more...)
Pentagon Spent Millions on UFO Research Pentagon Spent Millions on UFO Research
- December 20, 2017

The program was initially funded at the request of then Senator Harry Reid , the chamber's majority leader at the time and a long-time enthusiast of space phenomena, the Times said. Reid further explained that he had also spoken about UFOs years earlier with astronaut John Glenn, the Times reported. The Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program studied footage of an encounter between two Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets and an unknown object described ... (more...)
John Wesolowski Sells 388 Shares of Perrigo Company (PRGO) Stock
- December 20, 2017

About 908,565 shares traded. Perrigo ( NYSE PRGO ) opened at $86.38 on Friday. It has underperformed by 39.70% the S&P500. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 9,685 shares of the company's stock valued at $731,000 after acquiring an additional 225 shares during the period. (more...)
Analyst Research and Recommendations: Liberty Global plc (LBTYK), Tribune Media Company (TRCO)
- December 20, 2017

About 138,428 shares traded. EnviroStar, Inc. (NYSEMKT:EVI) has risen 443.05% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYK)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 0 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 0 percent. (more...)
EPR Properties (EPR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
- December 20, 2017

Breton Hill Capital reported 19,954 shares. We have $62.36 PT which if reached, will make NYSE: EPR worth $241.80 million less. About 169,634 shares traded. 3,878 were accumulated by Park Avenue Secs Lc. EPR Properties has a 52-week low of $66.21 and a 52-week high of $77.70. EPR Properties is a real estate investment trust. (more...)
Why Innoson Motors Chief Was Arrested- EFCC Why Innoson Motors Chief Was Arrested- EFCC
- December 20, 2017

He said, "But instead of the Bank to pay me my money, they are using EFCC to intimidate me,". he promised to give full details to the public on his encounter with the anti-graft agency. The arrest was a result of his refusal to honour an invitation, the statement said, as he had previously jumped bail in a case investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the EFCC's Lagos office. (more...)
'Dragon Quest Builders' arrives on Switch in February
- December 20, 2017

Dragon Quest fans who missed out on Builders a year ago will be getting another shot. New features in the sequel include sloping platforms, the ability to create waterfalls and underwater diving. When you've made something you're particularly proud of, you can upload it for others to check out. There are a few different additions to the Switch version of the game that you won't get in the others, too. (more...)