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Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix; Will Work on Game Development Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix; Will Work on Game Development
- January 22, 2018

He came on board at Square Enix earlier this month, and it seems that he already has a new game in development. When it comes to Sega, no other game summed up the company's height of success better than Sonic the Hedgehog . Naka had left Sonic Team in 2006 and formed a small studio named Prope. Since his exit of Sega, Naka founded the development company Prope, which has released titles like Ivy the Kiwi?, Fishing Resort, Digimon Adventure , and Rodea the Sky Soldier . (more...)
PlayStation Characters Headline the Amiibo-Like Totaku Line of Figures
- January 22, 2018

In addition, the small base where the Totaku are supported is in the shape of a cross and can be joined to the other by interlocking, forming fun scenarios with your favorite video game characters. They're just some figures for a single, low price. The only hurdle may be the fact that ThinkGeek is a Gamestop brand, which means that PlayStation Totaku is, at least for the time being, a Gamestop-exclusive product. (more...)
Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims
- January 22, 2018

One of them would be a huge 6.5 inch phone, with a attractive OLED display just like the iPhone X while the other one would be sporting an LCD display measuring 6.1 inches. The 5.8-inch (14.8 cm) edge-to-edge display and associated parts cost $65.50, compared with $36 for the iPhone 8's 4.7-inch display, the analysis found. (more...)
Microsoft Goes After Chromebooks With $189 Windows 10 Notebooks Microsoft Goes After Chromebooks With $189 Windows 10 Notebooks
- January 22, 2018

Microsoft says that a Windows PC is more capable than a Chromebook - Windows 10 lets you run software like Minecraft or the full version of Microsoft Office. Salcito said that while unbelievable things can be done with virtual reality , students today increasingly "don't distinguish between the physical and digital worlds". (more...)
Watch Jay Leno Drive The Original 1968 Mustang From Bullitt Watch Jay Leno Drive The Original 1968 Mustang From Bullitt
- January 22, 2018

Not bad at all for an American muscle vehicle. As one of the superstar cars that got introduced at the 2018 Detroit Show , the Mustang Bullitt proved its vast popularity by fetching an auction price that is estimated to be six times of the selling price. (more...)
Amazon, Flipkart sale on: Check out these deals Amazon, Flipkart sale on: Check out these deals
- January 22, 2018

In addition, those shopping with Amazon Pay balance can also avail 10 percent cashback. On Samsung On7 Pro, there is a discount of Rs 2,000. The deals offer up to Rs 8000 discounts on these latest Smartphones. The 64GB version is selling at Rs 84,999, while the 256GB variant is available at Rs 97,999 after a discount of Rs 4,001. The speaker is generally priced at Rs 2,699 and it comes in seven different colors. (more...)
Huawei's Honor 9 Lite Offers Quad Cameras For Rs 10999 Huawei's Honor 9 Lite Offers Quad Cameras For Rs 10999
- January 22, 2018

As far as the price is concerned, the Honor 9 Lite comes in two storage variants - a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model which carries a price tag of Rs 10,990 and a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant priced at Rs 14,999. Under its hood, the smartphone makes use of an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset teamed up with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage space. The rear horizontally stacked camera sensors are reminiscent of the iPhone 8 Plus and are accompanied by an LED flash. (more...)
Apple CEO Joins Governor, Mayor For Reno Groundbreaking Apple CEO Joins Governor, Mayor For Reno Groundbreaking
- January 22, 2018

It will also build a new campus - focused on technical support for customers - in a location to be announced later this year, the company said . Wednesday's ceremony came as the company announced plans to hire 20,000 workers and invest $350 billion in the US economy over the next five years. (more...)
TRAI Recommends Allowing Internet, Mobile Services During Air Travel TRAI Recommends Allowing Internet, Mobile Services During Air Travel
- January 22, 2018

TRAI said , "Both Internet and MCA service should be permitted as in-flight connectivity ( IFC ) services in the Indian airspace". "Now it is up to airlines which one of these to offer", a TRAI official told a national daily. "Now as soon as we get all the regulatory clearances, we will provide this service on our flights to, from and over India", Will said. The recommendations, which include provision of a mechanism for the lawful interception and monitoring of wi-fi in aircraft cabins ... (more...)
Capital Bank & Trust Co Has $33.90 Million Holdings in Nike Inc (NKE)
- January 22, 2018

Another trade for 200 shares valued at $3,492 was sold by HEMSLEY MAARTEN D . Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) has risen 16.67% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. Ent Financial Service accumulated 350 shares or 0% of the stock. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Company has 248,821 shares. Jasper Ridge Partners Lp, which manages about $10.88B and $2.01 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) by 1.02 million shares to 4.47M ... (more...)
Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup
- January 22, 2018

At MWC 2018 , HMD Global could unveil the Nokia 9 smartphone with thin bezels and 18:9 display. A reliable source from Foxconn has claimed that HMD global is working on a flagship that will boast of a camera with five lens on the back, according to a report by VTech website (in Chinese). (more...)
Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day
- January 22, 2018

Republicans have branded the deadlock the "Schumer Shutdown", blaming the impasse on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Trump tweeted his call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invoke the so-called nuclear option and thereby remove leverage for Senate Democrats. (more...)
Spotify is tipping its toes into publishing news Spotify is tipping its toes into publishing news
- January 22, 2018

It appears Spotify is attempting to capitalize on the visual radio trend. Spotlight will launch will content from such Spotify partners as BuzzFeed News, Cheddar, Gimlet Media, Genius , Refinery 29, and Uninterrupted, among others. "Playlists play an important role in the daily lives of our users bringing them closer to the creators they love.", said Holt. For now, Spotify's Spotlight will be only available in the United States, but Spotify has obviously plans to expand. (more...)
Apple Promises Piles of Spending, 20000 US Jobs Apple Promises Piles of Spending, 20000 US Jobs
- January 22, 2018

Back in the fall, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Google head Sundar Pichai each announced initiatives to train people to work in tech. Tech giant Apple announced this week that it is planning to build a new corporate campus in the USA which will put an estimated 20,000 Americans to work. (more...)
IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports
- January 22, 2018

The IOC said that Saturday's meeting, which includes Olympic officials from both countries, would take a series of "essential decisions" on the North's participation at the Games that open on February 9. The current mood of reconciliation between the Koreas flared after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly expressed his willingness to improve ties and send a delegation to the Olympics during his annual New Year's address. (more...)
On Heels of Tax Bill Savings, Apple Touts $30B US Investment Plan On Heels of Tax Bill Savings, Apple Touts $30B US Investment Plan
- January 22, 2018

Trump took to Twitter to praise Apple - and, of course, take credit for creating jobs in the USA through the massive tax overhaul. That number also includes the approximately $38 billion the company anticipates paying to bring home its overseas cash horde. (more...)
Around 200 Russians to compete in Pyeongchang Around 200 Russians to compete in Pyeongchang
- January 22, 2018

Russian Federation originally topped the medals table in Sochi before losing 13 of 33 medals after an independent report, commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, revealed evidence of widespread doping over several years. Under the restrictions imposed by the ban, approved Russian athletes can compete under the Olympic flag and will be referred to by the acronym OAR: Olympic Athlete from Russia. (more...)
Mohun Bagan dedicate derby win to injured Sony Norde Mohun Bagan dedicate derby win to injured Sony Norde
- January 22, 2018

The Haitian global has won all major domestic trophies, namely the I-League in 2014 and the Federation Cup in 2015, with Mohun Bagan. Norde commands hero-worshipping in Mohun Bagan something that was evident today as the green and maroon fans turned up in huge numbers wearing masks of the Haitian. (more...)
'Paddington 2′ Is Now the Best Reviewed Movie Ever on Rotten Tomatoes 'Paddington 2′ Is Now the Best Reviewed Movie Ever on Rotten Tomatoes
- January 22, 2018

Lady Bird also defeated that record, but eventually received a rotten review from online film critic Cole Smithey , who disagreed with 217 of his colleagues. Speaking about the Rotten tomatoes score, Paddington 2 director, Paul King, told Deadline: "It's incredibly gratifying". Paddington 2 has set a new Rotten Tomatoes record. (more...)
Los Angeles draws 600K participants to Women's March Los Angeles draws 600K participants to Women's March
- January 22, 2018

Trump, at the White House, weighed in on the marches: "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a flawless day for all Women to March", he tweeted. "They need to talk to them about why they vote against their own interests, why they vote for people like Trump and Moore". "So while we have this president celebrating his one-year anniversary, let's give him an "F" (grade) for his performance", House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said while flanked by fellow Democrats. (more...)
Amazon's first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday Amazon's first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday
- January 22, 2018

If they pick something up but then put it back, the store knows it and removes the item from their virtual shopping basket. When children were brought into the store during the trial, they caused havoc by moving items to incorrect places, the person added. (more...)
Google Artwork & Tradition App's Selfie Matching Characteristic Involves India Google Artwork & Tradition App's Selfie Matching Characteristic Involves India
- January 21, 2018

The app works by using machine learning to recognize a person's face in the selfie, including the position of the head. While the application tries to find the nearest match, it shows an estimated percentage of visual similarity between the face and the artwork. (more...)
Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers Apple to contribute $350B to economy, hire 20000 workers
- January 21, 2018

The Apple pledge, announced on Wednesday (17 January), comes less than a month after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the USA tax code championed by President Donald Trump that will increase corporate profits. Technology giant Apple has promised to increase its investment in the United States over the next five years and spend more than $10 billion on data centers. (more...)
Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in… Turkish army launches new strikes on Kurdish militia in…
- January 21, 2018

The assault, the source said, "is the latest move in Turkey's attacks on Syria's sovereignty". The start of the advance has been confirmed by the country's Armed Forces, which declared that the " Olive Branch " operation has been launched at 05:00 p.m. (more...)
Viola Davis speaks to 'Me too' moment at LA Women's March Viola Davis speaks to 'Me too' moment at LA Women's March
- January 21, 2018

Messmer was a state legislator when she attended the 2017 march in Portsmouth. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered assurances that equality and women's rights will remain priorities for his administration. As the New York Times (paywall) has reported, there are now two large national groups running women's march and women's march-adjacent events in the US. (more...)
Nintendo Labo Announced, Launches In April Nintendo Labo Announced, Launches In April
- January 21, 2018

Nintendo has announced a new line of cardboard-based kits that allow users to build a variety of accessories for the Switch console. "It is an exciting evolution of the Nintendo Switch platform - one created to inspire curiosity, creativity and imagination in people of all ages". (more...)
Trending Stocks Analysis: Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)
- January 21, 2018

As a general observance, the more overbought or oversold the reading displays, the more likely a reversal may take place. The Nasdaq added 74.59 points, or 1 percent, to 7,298.28. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. The Williams Percent Range or Williams %R is another technical indicator that may be useful for traders and investors. (more...)
Apple announces $350 billion investment in the US Apple announces $350 billion investment in the US
- January 21, 2018

The iPhone maker said in a statement it plans to use some of its foreign cash stockpile, which qualifies for reduced tax rates under a recent bill, to invest in new projects. Apple presently has around 84,000 employees in the U.S. and the company is focusing on investing in such areas where direct employment opportunities will be created, Chief executive Tim Cook said. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga to compete at Pikes Peak Bentley Bentayga to compete at Pikes Peak
- January 21, 2018

This sounds like the Bentayga will retain much of its interior, meaning the auto will weigh at least 2440kg before the roll cage is added. In stock form, the Bentayga W12 is no slouch-it can get from 0-60 in just four seconds, and reach a top speed of 187 miles per hour. (more...)
(MSFT) Shares Bought by Mosaic Family Wealth LLC
- January 20, 2018

Makaira Partners Llc who had been investing in Commscope Hldg Co Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $7.37B market cap company. Northeast Financial Consultants Inc now owns 10,100 shares of the software giant's stock worth $696,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. (more...)