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Amazon issues fix for 'creepy' Alexa laugh Amazon issues fix for 'creepy' Alexa laugh
- March 08, 2018

This laugh sounds slightly sarcastic, as if the person laughing were trying to convey that they didn't really find whatever they'd just heard amusing. After a deluge of reports that a creepy laugh started emanating from Amazon's Echo devices over the last week, Amazon went to work seeking a fix. (more...)
Netflix to Introduce Mobile Previews With Vertical Video in April Netflix to Introduce Mobile Previews With Vertical Video in April
- March 08, 2018

In a move that should make searching for new content a more immersive experience, the new feature is similar to one found on the Netflix TV interface. Around 20 percent of all Netflix viewing happens on mobile devices, but over 50 percent of all Netflix members use their mobile devices to access the service on a monthly basis. (more...)
Reeling Northeast starts digging out from 2nd major storm in week Reeling Northeast starts digging out from 2nd major storm in week
- March 08, 2018

A women's college basketball team isn't letting a snowstorm that's pounding the Northeast get in its way. The snow is expected to continue moving northeastwards on Thursday, across ME, into New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia in Canada, before easing on Friday. (more...)
Android P could turn your smartphone into a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse Android P could turn your smartphone into a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse
- March 08, 2018

In a rather interesting move, Google is finally embracing dual cameras in a bigger way, announcing support for simultaneous streams from "two or more" cameras. Android P will join the likes of both Samsung and Huawei , which have enabled similar capabilities in their most recent devices, including the Galaxy S9 . (more...)
American Eagle Outfitters Q4 Profit Meets View, Revenues Beat; Hikes Dividend American Eagle Outfitters Q4 Profit Meets View, Revenues Beat; Hikes Dividend
- March 08, 2018

The company had a trading volume of 1,588,566 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,026,442. Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE:CPE) has risen 12.29% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.20% the S&P500. The company has a market cap of $13,455.51, a P/E ratio of 15.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.88. (more...)
Trial of Danish inventor to shed light on Swedish journalist's submarine death Trial of Danish inventor to shed light on Swedish journalist's submarine death
- March 08, 2018

Then he said that Wall died accidentally inside the submarine while he was on deck during the excursion - a claim he repeated on Thursday without elaborating. Ms Wall worked as a freelance journalist based in New York and China, and her articles were published in The Guardian , The New York Times and others. (more...)
Specialists detonate chemicals in fatal Beaver Dam apartment explosion Specialists detonate chemicals in fatal Beaver Dam apartment explosion
- March 08, 2018

Since the materials can not be moved, a "team of explosive experts must conduct a controlled detonation inside the apartment to eliminate the threat", Kreuziger said. The meeting is only for affected residents. Investigators found a heavy presence of other explosive and toxic material in the apartment which led to the decision to detonate a controlled explosion instead of risking moving the material. (more...)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Naga Chaitanya to reunite on screen Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Naga Chaitanya to reunite on screen
- March 08, 2018

Well, the film will be bankrolled by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi, who is now producing Nani's Krishnarjuna Yuddham. This will be their first outing together post marriage and celebrating their chemistry, this film in question is going to be a full-fledged love story for all you diehard romantics. (more...)
Black Ops IV is the next Call of Duty releasing this year Black Ops IV is the next Call of Duty releasing this year
- March 08, 2018

Additionally, there's a new Nintendo Direct airing later today, so there's the chance that the rumors regarding Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on Nintendo Switch are indeed real. The hat was black with an orange emblem resembling the BO3 Roman numeral, except there was an extra column ( IIII ). Instead of opting to use Roman numeral "IV", the developer is going with " IIII " which is sometimes used interchangeably. (more...)
Android P Dev Preview One Official & Available To Download Android P Dev Preview One Official & Available To Download
- March 08, 2018

As far as the March security patch is concerned, it is released by Google for its Pixel and Nexus devices. The added acceleration via Qualcomm's Hexagon DSP "Vector eXtensions" should significantly improve performance for developers as well. (more...)
Analysts Set Newell Brands Inc (NWL) Price Target at $33.94
- March 08, 2018

The stock decreased 3.08% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $27.03. The fund owned 32,902 shares of the company's stock after selling 19,368 shares during the quarter. The Ontario - Canada-based Sentry has invested 1.18% in Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) for 32,758 shares. 83,452 were reported by Bailard Inc. Columbus Circle Invsts holds 0.38% or 518,138 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Pochettino: We were the better team Pochettino: We were the better team
- March 08, 2018

Hopes had been raised by their performances in the competition. "In the second half it was very hard but we maintained the calm". However, the Italian champions regrouped after half-time and some tactical tinkering from Max Allegri stretched the backline of Spurs . (more...)
Credit Suisse Group Upgrades Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (TSM) to Outperform
- March 08, 2018

TSM has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance dropped -2.03% in last five regular trading sessions. 4,482,853 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 8,060,000. The company reported revenue of $7.89 Billion in the same period previous year. Greenleaf holds 105,826 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. St Johns Inv Management Com Limited Liability Com holds 1,580 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. (more...)
Boston College advances to ACC quarterfinals Boston College advances to ACC quarterfinals
- March 08, 2018

While Ky Bowman's stellar stat line-the sophomore point guard racked up 26 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists-and efficient scoring in the paint helped BC overcome the lack of floor spacing for one day, the team will likely need to return to its esteemed levels of marksmanship to notch any further wins in Brooklyn. (more...)
Former Uber CEO Kalanick to set up investment fund Former Uber CEO Kalanick to set up investment fund
- March 08, 2018

On Wednesday Kalanick tweeted that his "Ten One Hundred" fund is intended for "large-scale job creation", and will focus on real estate, e-commerce, and innovations, especially in emerging economies such as those of China and India. Since Kalanick's departure as CEO - and a settlement reached by Uber and Waymo - the rideshare company has fought to remake its image under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (more...)
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) Stock Is An 52-Week High Flier
- March 08, 2018

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc ( NASDAQ SRPT ) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $71.40. Imperial Oil Limited (NYSEMKT:IMO) has declined 6.78% since March 7, 2017 and is downtrending. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Limited reported 0.04% in NiSource Inc. Dupont Mngmt owns 12,722 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Paradigm Asset Management Co Llc, which manages about $386.05 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wd (NASDAQ:WDFC) by 800 shares to 1,250 ... (more...)
Senate Passes Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Bill Senate Passes Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit Bill
- March 08, 2018

However, the bill as passed by the House of Representatives has transferred the NFIU from the EFCC to the CBN. The bill seeks amongst other things to establish the NFIU as the central body responsible for receiving, requesting and analysing financial intelligence report. (more...)
Anthera Pharmaceuticals' (ANTH) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at HC Wainwright
- March 08, 2018

Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.is a part of Healthcare sector and belongs to Medical Instruments & Supplies industry. The price to sales ratio is the ratio of the market value of equity to the sales. On the other hand if price drops, the contrary is right. After the giving short look at one day return of DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc.it is observed that XRAY reported down return of ... (more...)
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Raises Position in Amazon.com, Inc
- March 08, 2018

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $1538.34. Blackburn Jeffrey M had sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50 million on Thursday, February 15. (NASDAQ:AMZN) by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. Therefore 74% are positive. The company was upgraded on Friday, June 23 by Argus Research. (more...)
Tata unveils eVision sedan concept at Geneva Motor Show Tata unveils eVision sedan concept at Geneva Motor Show
- March 08, 2018

By extension that means the look is a huge departure from all that we've seen from the carmaker so far. The Humanity Line is beautifully crafted in brush aluminum up front, and the slim LED headlamps have a cohesive stance with the larger grille. (more...)
Samsung's new smart TV is a tech chameleon Samsung's new smart TV is a tech chameleon
- March 08, 2018

Scott Cohen is the National Product Training Manager for Samsung and joins Cheddar to explain these new innovations. Instead of a dead black rectangle when turned "off", the TV can be set up to show information like news, weather and traffic, or even play music, with various artful skins. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Position Boosted by Honeywell International Inc
- March 08, 2018

About 1.05 million shares traded. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB)'s stock has performed at -18.77%. It has underperformed by 20.34% the S&P500. Oppenheimer & Co. Invest Centers Of America reported 0.04% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Los Angeles Mgmt & Equity Research holds 496,774 shares. Finally, Barclays set a $70.00 price objective on Activision Blizzard and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. (more...)
Netflix Marvel's Jessica Jones S2 twice the entertainment Netflix Marvel's Jessica Jones S2 twice the entertainment
- March 07, 2018

The second season of Jessica Jones picks up after The Defenders incident at Midland Circle left Daredevil's status unknown. With the second season of Jessica Jones set to premiere on Netflix tomorrow, star Krysten Ritter is starting to open up about the Marvel Television series' return. (more...)
Voicemail-like video messages are coming to Duo Voicemail-like video messages are coming to Duo
- March 07, 2018

If you are a frequent user of Google Duo , Google video calling offering, then you've got a nice new feature being added to the mix. Just above the "End" button there is a new "Leave video/voice message" button that features a three-second countdown timer before recording begins. (more...)
Notable Stocks Activities: BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- March 07, 2018

The stock increased 1.83% or $3.87 during the last trading session, reaching $215.88. About 374,470 shares traded. HC2 Holdings, Inc. (HCHC) has risen 33.90% since March 7, 2017 and is uptrending. Lewnes Ann had sold 1,953 shares worth $338,846 on Wednesday, December 13. On Tuesday, February 6 GARRETT MARK sold $10.21M worth of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) or 54,488 shares. (more...)
Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
- March 07, 2018

Eagle Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Advanced Micro Devices during the third quarter worth about $26,194,000. Mizuho restated a "buy" rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. (more...)
Every single Oculus Rift headset stopped working today Every single Oculus Rift headset stopped working today
- March 07, 2018

Users and developers managed to narrow down the problem to a particular.dll file called OculusAppFramework.dll. For now, if you are an Oculus Rift owner, it would be best to keep an eye out for a software update, or an official announcement from Oculus VR themselves . (more...)
Huawei to unveil three smartphones in the P20 series Huawei to unveil three smartphones in the P20 series
- March 07, 2018

The new renders were revealed on Weibo, a Chinese social media network before being carried over to the west by Dutch website Telefoon Abonnement . Sources think it is the Huawei P20, but it could be the Huawei P20 Lite or Huawei P20 Pro , variants of the main version that are expected to be launched alongside the P20 on March 27th . (more...)
Koreans enter Paralympic Village in PyeongChang Koreans enter Paralympic Village in PyeongChang
- March 07, 2018

The delegation is led by Kim Mun Chol, who heads the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled. "North Korea's Paralympics delegation crossed the Military Demarcation Line at 8:45 a.m. The South Korean special delegation concluded their trip to the North with a significant development, as the two countries agreed to organise an inter-Korean leader summit in April, marking the third of its kind in history . (more...)
Worth Observing Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Worth Observing Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)
- March 07, 2018

Btr Capital Management Inc decreased Apple Inc ( AAPL ) stake by 4.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. In related news, insider Daniel J. Riccio sold 15,641 shares of Apple stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. AAPL's profit will be $13.80B for 16.04 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality. Their projections for the Next Quarter growth is 32.3 percent. During the same period last year, the firm posted $3.36 earnings per share. (more...)