Sci-tech


Facebook will soon let you see which Russian pages you interacted with Facebook will soon let you see which Russian pages you interacted with
- November 22, 2017

The social network announced on Wednesday the tool would highlight which pages were associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency - a Kremlin-tied organization that specializes in spreading disinformation. Congress gave Facebook , Google, and Twitter until today to detail plans for improved transparency around election interference, so we'll see if Google and Twitter come out with their own disclosures. (more...)
Pick up the new Amazon Fire 10 for less than $100 Pick up the new Amazon Fire 10 for less than $100
- November 22, 2017

This tablet can compete head-to-head with the more expensive iPad ($329) for most users. The best Fire HD 10 deals in the United Kingdom. Customers can take part in workshops and win prizes at the store, where there will also be a number of special guests, according to Amazon. (more...)
Apple slashes margin on iPhone X in India by 30%; retailers upset Apple slashes margin on iPhone X in India by 30%; retailers upset
- November 22, 2017

It's also claimed that the handset will be assembled by Wistron exclusively at its factory in Bengaluru, India. " Apple gives the least margins". "They ( Apple ) will have to start now because if they lose a window of opportunity in next two years to be on mind of the growing smartphone user base, it would be somewhat hard to grow faster in the world's second largest smartphone market", added Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research. (more...)
Apple's 2018 iPhones may finally support dual SIM cards Apple's 2018 iPhones may finally support dual SIM cards
- November 22, 2017

However, a new report suggests that the 2018 iPhones might solve this problem. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's 2018 iPhone models will feature Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 modems, both of which support the 4×4 MIMO technology. (more...)
Discrimination Still Seeps into Facebook Housing Ads Discrimination Still Seeps into Facebook Housing Ads
- November 22, 2017

In February , Facebook introduced new measures that they said would prohibit discriminatory ads. But a new ProPublica report shows the publication bought housing ads recently - and was still allowed to block groups including African Americans, people interested in wheelchair ramps, Jews, and Spanish speakers from seeing it. (more...)
Intel firmware contains serious Management Engine vulnerabilities, affecting millions of systems Intel firmware contains serious Management Engine vulnerabilities, affecting millions of systems
- November 22, 2017

Intel ME has been a source of concern for security-minded users, in part because only Intel can inspect the firmware, yet many researchers suspected the powerful subsystem had bugs that were ripe for abuse by attackers. Even if Intel releases security patches to OEMs , customers may not get them quickly as it will be up to the hardware companies to release those security updates. (more...)
Surface Book 2's power issues are a feature, not a bug Surface Book 2's power issues are a feature, not a bug
- November 22, 2017

In other words, while the Surface Book 2 is well-equipped for gaming, sooner or later, you'll run into power-related problems that will either have you draining your batter or dropping frame rates. However, in some cases, the device's battery may not be able to keep up. Between the two, the Surface Book 2 is supposed to be more powerful than the Surface Pro, whose main selling point is portable productivity. (more...)
EA Reportedly Fired Plants vs. Zombies Creator for Microtransaction Refusal EA Reportedly Fired Plants vs. Zombies Creator for Microtransaction Refusal
- November 22, 2017

Fan apparently doesn't have an NDA following his firing so he could set the record straight if he wanted to. "That's all I'll say on the matter for now". Yesterday, this anecdote popped up on Reddit , where it skyrocketed to the front page with over 17,000 points. In the aftermath of EA's huge controversy over the number of microtransactions that they had for Battlefront 2, the news just keeps getting worse for them. (more...)
6 killed in Lost Nation house fire 6 killed in Lost Nation house fire
- November 22, 2017

According to ABC 7 Chicago , a staffer at the county's 911 center received a call just after 12 a.m. about a report of smoke in the basement of the home on the 200 block of North Miami Drive. Dental records will be needed to determine identification, Finch said. "This is something that no district, no community wants to endure", Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVinkle said. (more...)
OnePlus 5T is selling really fast, better than any OnePlus phone OnePlus 5T is selling really fast, better than any OnePlus phone
- November 22, 2017

The OnePlus 5T sales went live in multiple markets yesterday and in only six hours managed to break all OnePlus' previous opening day sales records. Also, the company has stopped production of the OnePlus 5 by now, and many countries don't have it for sale anymore. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage on the base model and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage on the high-end model. (more...)
UN Court: Mladic 'Significantly Contributed' to Srebrenica Massacre UN Court: Mladic 'Significantly Contributed' to Srebrenica Massacre
- November 22, 2017

United Nations war crimes judges have found former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and sentenced him to life imprisonment. People, including victims, protest in front of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY ) in The Hague , on November 22, 2017, prior to the verdict in the genocide trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic. (more...)
Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors
- November 22, 2017

VRvana's Totem, a virtual reality headset has phenomenal reviews from the individuals who got an early hands-on. Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for a whole now, although the company never confirmed the news to the press. (more...)
Instagram adds 'Request' button so you can join a friend's live video Instagram adds 'Request' button so you can join a friend's live video
- November 22, 2017

Going live together is the best way to connect in real time and have fun with friends, even when you're not together. However, with the new update, your friends can now request for participation. Just tap the "View" button and then choose to add your friend or cancel the request. As Instagram explains , the request icon will have two smiley faces and will also have a red number showing how many requests you have. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could launch soon, official page goes live Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone could launch soon, official page goes live
- November 22, 2017

In a move to make Apple's iPhone users switch to its smartphones, South Korean technology giant Samsung is set to introduce a new scheme that lets public, especially iPhone owners to experience its latest devices - Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 - for a month at a nominal fee. (more...)
PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PYPL) Reaches a New Pinnacle PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PYPL) Reaches a New Pinnacle
- November 21, 2017

Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC lifted its position in PayPal Holdings by 3,290.0% in the 3rd quarter. Brinker Cap stated it has 130,744 shares. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, up 11.76% or $0.04 from last year's $0.34 per share. (more...)
Some school performance reports called into question Some school performance reports called into question
- November 21, 2017

This affected the report cards by showing less participation. The report cards look at a variety of factors, including test scores, student growth, being on track for graduation and the school's ability to close the gap among students of different socioeconomic levels and races. (more...)
Facebook Messenger now allows you to send higher resolution photos Facebook Messenger now allows you to send higher resolution photos
- November 21, 2017

Messenger users are already exchanging 17 billion photos a month, according to the company, so it's certainly a change that will affect a lot of people. Once they have the latest version, they can open a conversation and tap on the camera icon to select the photo that they want to send. Now you can only use the feature if you're an iOS or Android user in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Singapore and South Korea, but Facebook plans to start rolling out the feature to other ... (more...)
LG Black Friday Sale Drops OLED Prices to $1500 LG Black Friday Sale Drops OLED Prices to $1500
- November 21, 2017

If your new TV is going to be the centrepiece of your home entertainment setup, you want to consider a 4K HDR TV. You can save a lot of money if you're buying a new TV on Black Friday , but there are a few things you need to know about first. (more...)
November update to Splatoon 2 adds, just, loads of stuff November update to Splatoon 2 adds, just, loads of stuff
- November 21, 2017

The company has released details for two major Splatoon 2 updates, which should reignite some excitement for the shooter. Shellendorf Institute will also be a new addition to the series, while Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall are returning from the first game. (more...)
Apple's iPhone X assembled by illegal student labour Apple's iPhone X assembled by illegal student labour
- November 21, 2017

Six student interns aged 17-19 reportedly said that they routinely worked 11-hour days at a factory in Zhengzhou, which is illegal under Chinese law, according to The Financial Times . "We are being forced by our school to work here", said Ms Yang, an 18-year-old student training to be a train attendant who declined to use her first name for fear of punishment. (more...)
Stocks Movement Analysis: Raytheon Company (RTN), Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- November 21, 2017

Adobe Sys Inc now has $89.88 billion valuation. About shares traded. Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Wunderlich maintained it with "Hold" rating and $115 target in Thursday, November 3 report. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in Adobe Systems in the second quarter valued at about $141,000. (more...)
Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google
- November 21, 2017

By collecting relevant cell phone tower data, Google can identify an Android user's location within a certain range . This data is sent to Google whenever the device is connected to the internet. Android phones are collecting users' location information, even when location services are disabled, according to an investigation by Quartz . We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Google with information on ... (more...)
You Can Now Buy a PRODUCT(RED) Amazon Echo You Can Now Buy a PRODUCT(RED) Amazon Echo
- November 21, 2017

Amazon supports a campaign related to AIDS. This isn't the first time Product (RED) has partnered with a tech company to introduce the stylish color into the lineup and contribute to the cause, but it is the first time for Amazon. From 20 November through the end of December, shoppers can choose from more than 150 (RED) products at Amazon.com/RED or via the Amazon App. It's also worth noting this edition of the Echo is limited according to Amazon so you may wanna pick it up while you can. (more...)
Is Stock's Performance Impressive? NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Is Stock's Performance Impressive? NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)
- November 21, 2017

Loop Capital upped their target price on NVIDIA Corporation from $205.00 to $235.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. NVIDIA Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 14.00%. Dawn Hudson has seen steady activity on the sell side, and on November 13, 2017, executed an option to sell 15000 shares. (more...)
Intuit (INTU) Beats Earnings Expectations, Q1 Revenues Jump 14%
- November 21, 2017

Its down 0.07, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 19 investors sold Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc shares while 29 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to "Underperform" on Wednesday, September 27. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. (more...)
Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Huntsman Corporation (HUN), Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK)
- November 21, 2017

Graphic Packaging Hldg Co now has $4.78B valuation. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.05 on November 17, reaching $15.42. At the moment, the average analyst price target is $16.83. GPK's profit will be $62.00 million for 19.28 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth. (more...)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to Repurchase $3.00 billion in Shares
- November 21, 2017

The company has market cap of $147.50 billion. The stock rose 1.03% or $1.54 reaching $150.54. The stock's last price was lower from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $149.34 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $156.68. (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) PT Raised to $200.00
- November 21, 2017

Cypress Capital Management Llc sold 23,645 shares as Apple Computer ( AAPL)'s stock rose 12.78%. The stock's quarterly performance indicates a positive momentum of 8.23 percent, whereas its last one month trend is optimistic with 9.08 percent. (more...)
Street Fighter V Getting New V-Triggers This January Street Fighter V Getting New V-Triggers This January
- November 21, 2017

This trailer might look like a lot of flashing lights and the like, but if you play SF5 you'll notice some pretty significant stuff in there. The trailer shows off new V-Triggers, giving every character new mix-ups, abilities, and combo extenders. (more...)
NBC5 Forecast: Sunny but cool Sunday
- November 21, 2017

Look for a sunny but chilly start to your work week with Monday's high near 49. Wednesday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 30. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Thanksgiving Day - Partly sunny, with a high near 35. (more...)