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First Allied Advisory Services Inc. Has $9.66 Million Holdings in Intel Co
- December 27, 2017

About 984,944 shares traded. Intel Corporation (NDAQ: INTC ) has risen 19.47% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. RENDUCHINTALA VENKATA S M sold 13,996 shares worth $496,438. Cordasco Financial Network now owns 5,699 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $206,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
South Korean prosecutors seek 12-year jail term for Samsung heir Lee South Korean prosecutors seek 12-year jail term for Samsung heir Lee
- December 27, 2017

The 49-year old scion of one of the biggest tech company of the world had been into the custody since February. Some credit them with leading South Korea's export-driven economy and rebuilding its economy from the ashes of the 1950-53 Korean War, but others say their successes were only possible because of corrupt, collusive ties with government officials. (more...)
Xiaomi India makes it easier to track smartphone fix status Xiaomi India makes it easier to track smartphone fix status
- December 27, 2017

While tracking your device fix status, you will come across some terms. However, the company now has a vast network of fix centers and you can locate them here. So, Xiaomi customers, what do you think of this device fix status tracking? This 5 step process includes under inspection, work in progress, ready for delivery, delivered and canceled. (more...)
Microsoft Patent Hints At Plans For Possible Foldable Smartphone
- December 27, 2017

The easiest way to increase the display size without affecting the user experience is to introduce a dual-display device. In order to increase the display size any further, device manufacturers will need to increase the size of the phone as well. (more...)
Google Doodle celebrates 220th birthday of iconic poet Mirza Ghalib Google Doodle celebrates 220th birthday of iconic poet Mirza Ghalib
- December 27, 2017

Born in Agra on 27 December 1797 as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, who later used pen name " Ghalib " ( the conqueror ), began composing poems from the age of 11. He still continues to inspire even the youngster, not just in India, but across the world. In 1850, Shahanshah Bahadur Shah Zafar II gave Mirza Ghalib the title of Debir-ul-Mulk and Najm-ud-Daula. (more...)
Apple's 2018 iPhones could come with MediaTek modems Apple's 2018 iPhones could come with MediaTek modems
- December 27, 2017

As most of you know, Apple and Qualcomm are in a legal battle with each other mainly on the modems used in iPhones, and to solve this problem, Apple is said to be using MediaTek modems for their 2018 phones based on a report from DigiTimes . (more...)
FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system
- December 27, 2017

Energous charger can wirelessly charge devices to up to 3 feet using radio frequency waves, something that it has already won the FCC clearance for. "Similar to WiFi, the WattUp ecosystem ensures interoperability between receivers and transmitters, regardless of the manufacturer, making the entire ecosystem flexible and accessible for consumers and manufacturing partners", the company said. (more...)
First 37 OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Buyers Will Be Rewarded First 37 OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Buyers Will Be Rewarded
- December 27, 2017

Customers will also receive a personalized Star Wars constellation along with a certificate that proves that the star has been named after them. However, on behalf of the owners of OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition , OnePlus will be spending the amount that is required to purchase the stars for the first 37 customers. (more...)
WhatsApp to stop working on these phones come December 31 WhatsApp to stop working on these phones come December 31
- December 27, 2017

Got a Nokia Series 40 phone (like the Asha range)? WhatsApp said that it will not work on "Nokia S40" after December 2018. Hence it does make sense for WhatsApp to stop its app support for these platforms. "These platforms don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future". This deadline was further updated to December 31, 2017. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5A now available offline: Price, specs and more
- December 27, 2017

Mi Home is celebrating the "No.1 Mi Fan Sale". The Mi Router 3C White which costs Rs. 1,199 will be available at a discount price of Rs 999. Alongside the discounts, the company has also put up something called a "Wishbox". The Redmi Y1 Lite , on the other hand, is priced at Rs 6,999, and comes in a single variant. Xiaomi launched two variants of the smartphone that are available on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores, of which the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant will hit offline ... (more...)
Apple's Stock Sags Amid Reports Of Weaker Demand For iPhone X Apple's Stock Sags Amid Reports Of Weaker Demand For iPhone X
- December 27, 2017

The report, along with some recent brokerage calls on tepid iPhone X demand, made Apple shares sink 2.5 percent, their worst single-day percentage fall since August 10. Apple has been counting on a redesigned 10th anniversary iPhone to boost shipments as its market value advances towards US$1 trillion (S$1.35 trillion). (more...)
Comanche on track to break Sydney-Hobart record Comanche on track to break Sydney-Hobart record
- December 27, 2017

Kiwi sailor Matt Mason will be onboard eight-time line honours winners Wild Oats XI , but says they and Black Jack won't be able to match the other two supermaxis. Legendary American ocean racing navigator, Stan Honey, who will be aboard line honours favourite, LDV Comanche , said, on seeing the latest forecast, "If you had this forecast every year there would be 1000 yachts racing to Hobart". (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) CEO Sells 125000 Shares of Stock
- December 27, 2017

According to today's trading volume Advanced Micro Devices, Inc .is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. The Performance Chemicals segment produces a range of latices, hollow plastic pigments, resins, binders, adhesives, specialty rubbers, antioxidants, and elastomeric modifiers, which are used in gas and oil drilling and production, specialty coatings, paper and packaging, carpet, nonwovens, construction, adhesives, tape, tires, ... (more...)
'Smiles of 2017' video collage rolling out in Google Photos 'Smiles of 2017' video collage rolling out in Google Photos
- December 27, 2017

As you could have guessed, the " Smiles of 2017 " video compiles a number of your backed up photos, plays an elevator song in the background, and slowly transitions between everything. None of us here have seen the movie get generated on our devices but are told that it lasts between 40 and 60 seconds. It hasn't even appeared yet for me, but sometimes these automated creations can some time to hit everyone, and if you don't have enough photos of people smiling, you might be out of luck. (more...)
Ron Rivera defends decision to break down Panthers with 'Mr. Richardson'
- December 27, 2017

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he believes building consistency through the years has contributed to the team's overall value. According to an article in Sports Illustrated , the Panthers reached a financial settlement with at least four former employees for misconduct by Richardson that ranged from sexual harassment to directing a racial slur at a former team scout. (more...)
Price Target Analysis Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- December 27, 2017

The stock decreased 1.64% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $63.45. About 1.08M shares traded. Activision Blizzard Inc. now has $47.97B valuation. Wolverine Asset Mgmt Lc holds 33,899 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Winfield has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). (more...)
Christmas 2017: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook Christmas 2017: Best quotes, SMSes, wishes to share on WhatsApp and Facebook
- December 26, 2017

On Christmas morning you may find that while opening those gifts under the tree you may be interrupted by special Christmas day ads that celebrate the current president's successes over the past year. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Depending on your opinion about Trump, you may just want to keep Yule Log on this year. (more...)
Physical Google Store coming to India to boost Pixel phone series sales Physical Google Store coming to India to boost Pixel phone series sales
- December 26, 2017

Google is exploring the idea of physical stores after finding an encouraging response to more than a dozen pop-up stores opened in malls across the country to showcase the second generation Pixel phones, the newspaper reported. Besides the Pixel series phones, the company is expected to sell Home, mini Home smart speakers and other company branded gadgets. The tentative timeline for the physical Google stores is in the latter part of 2018. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo beta reportedly brings fast charging support
- December 26, 2017

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently announced that it is starting the Oreo beta program for its Android One smartphone Mi A1 . The smartphone's launch also came with a promise of an update to the latest operating system by end of 2017. (more...)
TSMC to manufacture Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipsets on 7nm process in 2018 TSMC to manufacture Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipsets on 7nm process in 2018
- December 26, 2017

Every 800 series Snapdragon processor announced after the Snapdragon 810 has been built by Samsung . There are reports that the Snapdragon 845 processor rumored to ship with the Samsung Galaxy S9 are also being manufactured by Samsung . (more...)
Is Ileana D' Cruz married? Instagram post triggers speculation Is Ileana D' Cruz married? Instagram post triggers speculation
- December 26, 2017

It is no secret that D'Cruz has been dating Australian photographer Andrew Kneebone . The "Badshaho" actress has been in a steady relationship with Andrew for a long while and the confirmation of their marriage shouldn't have shocked her fans. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Would Enable Fast-Charging Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Would Enable Fast-Charging
- December 26, 2017

As the smartphone is nearly stable in the beta version of the Oreo update, Xiaomi is expected to soon launch the stable version of the operating system. There is also a 5MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. So, here is a brief list of features to consider Xiaomi Mi A1 over the Huawei Honor 7x vis-versa. (more...)
Russian Deputy PM Mutko to appeal Olympic ban Russian Deputy PM Mutko to appeal Olympic ban
- December 26, 2017

Vitaly Mutko is standing down as president of the Russian Football Union (RFU). The RFU said in a statement its director general Alexander Alayev had been appointed acting president. Mutko has reportedly been under pressure from football governing body FIFA to resign over the doping allegations. Dmitry Svishchev, a member of the committee for sports and tourism at the lower house of Russian parliament, told the state RIA Novosti news agency that Mutko was stepping down to defuse criticism ... (more...)
Trump attends Christmas Eve mass as he spends holiday in US Trump attends Christmas Eve mass as he spends holiday in US
- December 26, 2017

President Donald Trump is celebrating Christmas the way millions of Americans do: surrounded by family, the White House said. "At this time of year, we see the best of America and the soul of the American people", Mrs. Virgin Islands. Trump sought Christmas Eve to cheer US troops spending the holidays away from home. Trump opened Christmas Eve by tweeting against those he feels don't support him, including FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the news media. (more...)
Windies chase 166 to beat NZ in ODI Windies chase 166 to beat NZ in ODI
- December 26, 2017

Boult, in his second over, accounted for Jason Mohammed for one and Chadwick Walton without scoring to put the pressure on Holder to lift his side out of the mire. Ross Taylor ended unbeaten on 47 while Tom Latham made 37. "Hopefully we can get him firing", said West Indies skipper Jason Holder. Gayle slapped Henry to backward point, where he was well held by Colin Munro, who took the catch over his shoulder. (more...)
OnePlus 5 to get 5T's 'Face Unlock' feature OnePlus 5 to get 5T's 'Face Unlock' feature
- December 26, 2017

Currently, OnePlus' Face Unlock feature is only available on their flagship OnePlus 5T . International Business Times India Edition has reached out to OnePlus for comments via email and we are yet to get the official response. The feature proved to be so successful and popular amongst the users that the company has finally made a decision to update the software on its predecessor, OnePlus 5 , and introduce the feature of Face Unlock on the previous model as well. (more...)
Oppo A75, A75s With 6-Inch 18:9 Displays Launched: Price, Specifications Oppo A75, A75s With 6-Inch 18:9 Displays Launched: Price, Specifications
- December 26, 2017

The Oppo A75s is bundled with 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB expandable internal storage. The smartphone is powered by a 2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6737T) chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM. Both these devices were spotted on Oppo's Taiwan website by Androidcrunch , and buyers will be able to choose from gold and black color options. With a thickness of 7.5mm, both smartphones measure 152 grams, which is lesser than other competing smartphones. (more...)
WhatsApp to stop providing services to these smartphone after December 31st WhatsApp to stop providing services to these smartphone after December 31st
- December 26, 2017

The WhatsApp blog post that has expiry dates mentions that devices running Windows Phone 8.0, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 and older platforms won't be able to use the app after December 31, 2017. With only five days remaining, you can also send a farewell message from within WhatsApp to enable you to remember for a long time. If you are now working with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0, you should quickly migrate to the latest smartphones loaded with either ... (more...)
IPhone owners suing Apple over update that slowed down older models IPhone owners suing Apple over update that slowed down older models
- December 26, 2017

A law firm in Chicago claims that Apple is in violation of business laws by partaking in deceptive business practices in the state of IL, and thus also in IN and North Carolina. The iPhone 6 made its debut in late 2014. They claimed to do this to "to protect its electronic components" as their batteries age and become less potent and therefore, make the device last longer. (more...)
PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues
- December 26, 2017

Unlike the Xbox One and PS4 which experienced huge price drops for Black Friday, Nintendo chose to sell the Switch at MSRP. "We are working on it and hope to have this resolved soon". It does not affect Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems or online play. If you are a new Switch owner and you're finding yourself with no games thanks to this, allow me to suggest snapping the Joycons in and out of the console. (more...)