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North Korea crisis: United Nations approves tough new sanctions over nuclear program North Korea crisis: United Nations approves tough new sanctions over nuclear program
- September 13, 2017

China's Big Four state-owned banks have stopped providing financial services to new North Korean clients, according to branch staff, amid U.S. concerns that Beijing has not been tough enough over Pyongyang's repeated nuclear tests. So while China does not want a nuclear North Korea, it wants a North Korean collapse even less and it will resist any sanctions which risk that outcome. (more...)
Thatgamecompany's Next Game Is An Apple Exclusive Thatgamecompany's Next Game Is An Apple Exclusive
- September 13, 2017

Their first title was Flow released across all the PlayStation platforms, followed in 2009 by the lovely Flower which as noted during this Apple event is the only video game to ever be made a permanent fixture in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (more...)
PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Recent Livestream
- September 12, 2017

He admits that there are no excuses for his use of this language. A few hours ago, PewDiePie issued an apology for the N-word he used while streaming PUBG . That's not it at all. 'I once saw a friend beat another friend with an Nintendo 64 controller because he kept using the same cheap move with Pikachu in Super Smash Bros, ' wrote Emmanuel Maiberg , 'but I've never seen a friend hurl a racist slur at another player just because they were angry'. (more...)
Apple's September 2017 iPhone Event Apple's September 2017 iPhone Event
- September 12, 2017

The launch itself is taking place in the Steve Jobs Theater in the new Apple Campus, which is designed like a giant spaceship. But according to a new leaked listing, there's another possible name for the third, highest-end iPhone: iPhone X Edition . (more...)
Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) Market 2017: Industry Demand, Insight & Forecast By 2022 Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) Market 2017: Industry Demand, Insight & Forecast By 2022
- September 12, 2017

The Report provides a basic overview of the Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) Market including definitions, classifications, applications and chain structure. The leading geographic segments is identified in the report, which also studies the prospects exhibited by the emerging regional markets . (more...)
Financial Review of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
- September 12, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 261,930,050 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $3,048,866,000 after buying an additional 6,013,577 shares in the last quarter. Hamlin Capital Management Llc sold 253,483 shares as the company's stock declined 12.09% while stock markets rallied. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. (more...)
Frankfurt - Renault Megane RS steers four wheels Frankfurt - Renault Megane RS steers four wheels
- September 12, 2017

The Megane RS gets a new look for 2018, with newly styled bumpers and headlights, as well as a new interior. Instead, the latest Megane RS will only come in the more practical five-door body style - but don't let that put you off because the more family-friendly hatch is far from boring featuring a body that has been heavily modified with the single aim of boosting performance and lowering lap times. (more...)
Microsoft Teams finally has support for guest access Microsoft Teams finally has support for guest access
- September 12, 2017

The figure was increased by 50,000 from its official launch last March. The current implementation of the feature allows administrators to add accounts from outside the organization. "Azure AD also uses adaptive machine learning algorithms and heuristics to detect anomalies and suspicious incidents, enabling mitigation or remediation actions, such as multi-factor authentication, to be triggered as appropriate", the company said. (more...)
Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma by sheltering in wine cellar Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma by sheltering in wine cellar
- September 12, 2017

As communications started to be restored to the storm-ravaged islands of the Caribbean, five deaths were reported from the British Virgin Islands, raising the toll across the Caribbean to 25 people as the islands braced for yet another storm that was set to strike as early as Saturday afternoon. (more...)
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter
- September 12, 2017

Following on the from the new turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 powered Cayenne and turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 Cayenne S revealed in Stuttgart in late August, the new range topping Porsche SUV receives a new turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 developing 22kW and 20Nm more than the earlier second-generation model's turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 at 404kW and 770Nm. (more...)
Fortnite Adds Battle Royale Mode Fortnite Adds Battle Royale Mode
- September 12, 2017

Epic Games' co-op survival building game, Fortnite , is set to get its own PUBG-style battle royale mode called Fortnite Battle Royale, later this month. To maintain game balance we kept the PvP mode completely separate from the PvE mode. With Battle Royale games being all the rage these days, Epic wants a slice of that action and the new mode will be able to handle 100 players on one "giant" map. (more...)
Facebook brings ads in Instagram Stories Facebook brings ads in Instagram Stories
- September 12, 2017

If you're a fan of stories you can now share them with other users which is a fun option. As per the new reports, Facebook is brining ads in Instagram stories. The tool is cross platform allowing brands to upload stories into Ad Manager to be used across Facebook and Instagram . To share a Story, touch the direct icon in the bottom right corner of the screen, pick a friend or group to share it with, and press send. (more...)
"Okami" HD Release Confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- September 12, 2017

Originally developed by Hideki Kamiya's Clover Studio and released on PlayStation 2 in 2006, it was highly praised for its attractive Japanese-style music and visuals. While there isn't any information on the platforms for the time being, the new Okami HD version, titled Okami : Zekkei in Japan, will have HD and 4K support as well as a reproduction of elements from the original Okami . (more...)
Toyota Land Cruiser gets hardware and tech boosts Toyota Land Cruiser gets hardware and tech boosts
- September 12, 2017

New taillight clusters and a smaller rear number plate garnish complete the look. Inside, the Land Cruiser gains a redesigned dashboard especially at the top of the centre console tower, where it has been lowered to improve forward visibility particularly when driving off-road. (more...)
Apple, Samsung boosting prices of smartphones to jack up sales Apple, Samsung boosting prices of smartphones to jack up sales
- September 12, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 has been launched in its 64GB built-in storage variant in India, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. The device also offers heart rate monitor sensor, finger print sensor, 3D facial recognition sensor and the list goes on. This is the first Samsung device to come equipped with a dual-camera setup. (more...)
Irma's Second Florida Landfall Hits Marco Island With Heavy Winds, Surge Irma's Second Florida Landfall Hits Marco Island With Heavy Winds, Surge
- September 12, 2017

The NHC has put out a hurricane warning and a tropical storm warning stretching across nearly all of Florida into Georgia and SC - an area where more than 20 million people live. "I think you guys are sexy". But then Irma made a more pronounced westward shift - the result of what meteorologists said was an atmospheric tug-of-war between weather systems that nudged Irma and determined when it made its crucial right turn into Florida. (more...)
Get Ready for the New iPhone 8 and iPhone X
- September 12, 2017

The hits just keep on coming for Apple ahead of its big reveal event this evening (local time 7pm). Much of this comes from reports on leaks and rumors . Smartphone owners around the world are likely bracing themselves - and their wallets - for tomorrow's reveal of Apple's hotly-anticipated new $1,000-plus iPhone X . (more...)
Analyst Stock Ratings: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMPH), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
- September 12, 2017

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) opened at 62.90 on Monday. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,308,239 shares of the company's stock valued at $86,226,000 after buying an additional 1,294,400 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Google Pixel Users on Oreo Complain of Unexpected Mobile Data Shutdown Google Pixel Users on Oreo Complain of Unexpected Mobile Data Shutdown
- September 12, 2017

But yes Google will still be sending you the monthly security patch. It means several smartphones from 2015 and older smartphone are unlikely to receive the official Android 8 .0 Oreo update. But as we already know Android Oreo is not now available to a large number of devices (unless you have a Google Pixel or Nexus device) and OEMs have to reveal plans as/if and when the update will be pushed to existing devices. (more...)
Foo Fighters to open pub in London to coincide with album release Foo Fighters to open pub in London to coincide with album release
- September 12, 2017

This year's Glastonbury headliners are opening the water-hole to celebrate the launch of new album Concrete and Gold . Underneath, a banner displays the Latin phrase "Domine Dirige Nos", which means "Lord, guide us" in English. Not only can you enjoy a night of drinking at the bar, but you can also take part in a Foo Fighters-themed quiz on Monday (September 18). The Foo Fighters dropped a new song, " The Line " last week, and revealed that the super secret pop star doing guest vocals on ... (more...)
Honda Urban EV concept previews a 2019 Honda electric auto Honda Urban EV concept previews a 2019 Honda electric auto
- September 12, 2017

Taking heavy styling inspiration from the first-generation Honda Civic , launched 45 years ago back in 1972 and running until 1979, the concept is built on an entirely new platform. The Honda Urban EV's a doddle to get in thanks to rear-hinged "suicide" doors. Inside there's room for four passengers that sit on two bench seats in different materials. (more...)
Iconic RS 4 Avant is back Iconic RS 4 Avant is back
- September 12, 2017

And, well, twin-turbo V6s have worked OK in RS4s before. The power of the 2.9 TFSI biturbo is supplied to the permanent all-wheel drive via a sports configured eight-speed tiptronic with optimised gear changing. 20-inch alloy wheels are optional, along with dozens of colours, upholstery finishes, interior inlays and other extras. It's rather fitting that Audi has opted for highly tuned bi-turbo V6 rather than a V8 in the new vehicle, considering the original RS4 of 1999 utilised a ... (more...)
Oppo A71 Launched in India at Rs 12990 Oppo A71 Launched in India at Rs 12990
- September 12, 2017

The Oppo A71 will be available for purchase from major online retailers such as Flipkart , Amazon, PayTM . The Oppo A71 is clothed in a metal unibody design, featuring a sleek back finish with curved edges. It has a dual-sim card functionality and offers Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi as connectivity options. Oppo's new offering A71 bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). (more...)
Xiaomi's Mi A1 will be available for the first time in India Xiaomi's Mi A1 will be available for the first time in India
- September 12, 2017

The phone is created by Xiaomi and powered by Google . Further, the brand reveals that it will be the first device to come with upcoming Android P version. It's a mid-range handset that sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset. The smartphone, in the Indian market, sports a dual pyrolytic graphite sheet, which helps radiate heat, helping reduce thermal performance by up to 2-degrees Celsius. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Latest Patch Includes Weather Update PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Latest Patch Includes Weather Update
- September 12, 2017

According to action and gunplay lead Pawel Smolewski, the vaulting feature wasn't built on "predefined objects or locations" in the world. "There are tens of thousands of objects that should be vaultable or climbable in Erangel". Until then however, vaulting will continue to be worked on internally. PUBG developers Bluehole have said that an update on vaulting testing schedules will come soon. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India launch set for today
- September 12, 2017

As mentioned above, the Samsung event is all set to debut in another hour or so. You can also stay tuned to the live updates via the Twitter handle of the company. As of this writing, there is no information available on the exact timeline of the release of Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for the Galaxy S8 duo. Similar to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 +, Note 8 also sports "Infinity Display " with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. (more...)
Here's What The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Looks Like Here's What The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Looks Like
- September 12, 2017

By September 25, all 16 million enrolled Australians should have received their forms. Abbott, who remains a government lawmaker, opposes the change. Of those who intend to vote, 70 percent said they would vote "Yes". If you believe same-sex marriage should be legal, you mark the "yes" box. But the government refuses to release a draft bill until after the survey decides whether the Parliament will consider any bill. (more...)
Broadwind Energy Inc (BWEN) Shares Trickle Lower For the Week Broadwind Energy Inc (BWEN) Shares Trickle Lower For the Week
- September 12, 2017

About 304 shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since September 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Thursday, January 14 with "Neutral". (more...)
Shares Trading Above Chikou: Lattice Inc (LTTC)
- September 12, 2017

CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. You can see this when the TL flattens in small portions to move with price and its moments of ranging. The ATR is not considered a directional indicator, but it may reflect the strength of a particular move. The ADX is typically used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) which point to the direction of the trend. (more...)
AmeriCorps workers swelling volunteer ranks for Red Cross AmeriCorps workers swelling volunteer ranks for Red Cross
- September 12, 2017

The Southern Missouri Red Cross will be training volunteers interested in helping with the recovery efforts due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More than 40 people participated in the Everyday Heroes Training, a course that prepares them to go into areas hit the hardest. (more...)