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Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's $100B+ buyout bid Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's $100B+ buyout bid
- November 14, 2017

This comes after the FT last week reported that Broadcom's current $70 per share offer was far from anything Qualcomm's board would consider seriously, with the firm viewing the bid as "opportunistic" because of the fact that it's price has recently fallen due to its ongoing legal skirmish with Apple. (more...)
GameStop Pauses Unlimited Used Games Program GameStop Pauses Unlimited Used Games Program
- November 14, 2017

For $60 every six months, players could enroll in a PowerPass subscription. Kotaku reports that some Gamestop employees believe the company's archaic point-of-sale computers can't handle the PowerPass program . Assuming PowerPass is relaunched in a functional manner sometime in 2018, this is still not the outcome GameStop wanted right now. Still, even in areas with poor download speeds or rampant data caps from ISPs, customers might be inclined to order new games from Amazon rather than ... (more...)
Pokemon GO Adds Alola Outfits to Celebrate Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Pokemon GO Adds Alola Outfits to Celebrate Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
- November 14, 2017

After all, some fans had expressed disappointment that Pokemon GO seemed to be ignoring the launch of the two games , and while some may have preferred a special event, these free clothes are better than nothing. The beachwear style reflects the tropical region of Alola that acts as the setting for the Sun and Moon games. Pokemon gamers are in for a treat. (more...)
Photo of cashier helping nervous man count change goes viral Photo of cashier helping nervous man count change goes viral
- November 14, 2017

He stated, "This gentleman's items were scanned and he was given the total". The man began taking fistfuls of change out of his pockets. He miscounts and starts to get flustered. She responded, "You shouldn't have to thank me, baby. What's wrong with our world is we've forgotten how to love one another", she said, according to the post. (more...)
Ndume can resume on Wednesday - Senate Ndume can resume on Wednesday - Senate
- November 14, 2017

The decision was announced by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, after a close door session. The Senate has finally recalled its former Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, who was suspended in controversial circumstances eight months ago, following his successful court case challenging his suspension. (more...)
Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2017 Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2017
- November 14, 2017

Fifty-eight percent of young adults said they prefer shopping on Black Friday, the traditionally in-store shopping holiday, while 42 percent said they favor Cyber Monday , which is usually tied to online shopping for the holidays. Customers made a staggering 18 transactions a second at peak times during the day and 75 per cent of all visits were from mobile and tablet devices. 57 per cent of all deals purchased between 12am - 4.30am being video games consoles, games and tablets. (more...)
OR coast slammed with high winds and surf, power outages OR coast slammed with high winds and surf, power outages
- November 14, 2017

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Warning , which is in effect until 9 PM PST this evening. Strongest wind will likely be the northwest OR coast near Seaside/Astoria to Long Beach, Washington. High profile vehicles could be buffeted by the wind. Falling trees or large branches have been known to cause fatalities during windstorms. Secure loose outdoor objects or light-weight furniture before the potentially damaging winds arrive. (more...)
Best Known Analyst's Ratings for: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- November 14, 2017

Its investment was valued at $192,602,000 an increase of $56,807,000 as of the end of the quarter. The corporation has a market cap of US$48.34 Billion. The firm has "Buy" rating by Vetr given on Wednesday, September 2. On November 8 Piper Jaffray Companies kept the company rating at "Buy" with a current price target of $70.00. (more...)
Thanks To A Backdoor, Hackers May Get Root Access To OnePlus Phones Thanks To A Backdoor, Hackers May Get Root Access To OnePlus Phones
- November 14, 2017

A potentially risky backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device. Worse, the security software in the smartphone will fail to diagnose any such issue if the "superuser" has installed some high-tech malware in the system, notes First Post. (more...)
Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo Android distribution numbers for November show nearly no change for Oreo
- November 14, 2017

Android Oreo is here. The interesting part is that this 0.3 percent gives us a perspective about how lax the rollout for latest updates for Android-powered smartphones is across the market. The previous generation iOS 10 is only running at 26.48 percent and rest 5.65 percent is of older version running on iPhones and iPads. Two-year-old Android Lollipop and below now account for about half of all Android devices. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 photos/videos display major banding with LED lights around Google Pixel 2 photos/videos display major banding with LED lights around
- November 14, 2017

According to a few folks and also witnessing this first hand, the camera starts to flicker or to better explain, appears to manifest a strobing effect when trying to take a photo or video around LED illumination. The original Google Pixel phone also had issues with its camera, due to the cover glass generating a "halo" effect that tended to make its way to nearly every video and photo taken with the phone. (more...)
Facebook is killing Messenger Day and consolidating it with Facebook Stories Facebook is killing Messenger Day and consolidating it with Facebook Stories
- November 14, 2017

Just a month ago, the company started testing a useful tool that allows you to cross-post Stories from Instagram to Facebook. They'll be able to post while inside Events and Groups, or get the option to share there on the Facebook Stories share sheet. (more...)
Moto Tab for AT&T lands on November 17 priced at $299.99 Moto Tab for AT&T lands on November 17 priced at $299.99
- November 14, 2017

Plenty has changed in five years, but the now Lenovo-owned Motorola looks to avoid repeating history with the Moto Tab . Similarly, pointing the camera towards a barcode will show you the details of the products and links to buy it. Assisting the low light photography prowess of the device is a dual-tone LED flash. The Moto X4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (essentially a Snapdragon 625 on steroids), which has consistently delivered good results on all the ... (more...)
Jeff Lynne's ELO Sets First US Tour in Over 35 Years Jeff Lynne's ELO Sets First US Tour in Over 35 Years
- November 14, 2017

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Travelling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty . "We can't wait to play for them again", Lynne said in a statement. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 17 November priced at £56, £89.60, £100.80 and £128.80. (more...)
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)
- November 14, 2017

About 929,602 shares traded. It has underperformed by 2.12% the S&P500. Cannell Peter B & Company Inc who had been investing in Fidelity National Financial for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $10.55B market cap company. California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.04% or 521,500 shares. Northern Management Lc owns 74,730 shares. Moreover, South Dakota Investment Council has 0.02% invested in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (more...)
Is iOS 11.11 Really Worth the Update? Is iOS 11.11 Really Worth the Update?
- November 14, 2017

Reportedly, the iOS YouTube app is consuming excessive battery power, even when it's closed and running in the background. The company is apparently "actively working to fix this". YouTube videos can still be played via your favorite iOS web browser. The newest operating system released by Apple fixes a rather unusual autocorrect bug and some argue that apart from that it might bring more disadvantages when installing. (more...)
Mobile REVVL Plus Unboxing & Product Preview Mobile REVVL Plus Unboxing & Product Preview
- November 13, 2017

T-Mobile Revvl Plus is an entry-level Android smartphone and will cost $8 down and $8 per month for 24 months on EIP or $0 down and $9 per month with an 18-month JUMP! As its name suggests, the Revvl Plus is bigger than the Revvl that launched in August . (more...)
Overwatch is Getting Xbox One X Enhancements Overwatch is Getting Xbox One X Enhancements
- November 13, 2017

If you happen to be one of these people and also recently purchased an Xbox One X, you'll be happy to hear that Blizzard has officially confirmed that the game will be receiving enhancements to take advantage of the system's power. Considering that this quote also mentions the User Interface as the team's primary concern, it remains unclear whether Overwatch on Xbox One X will also be stuck at 1080P with the exception of the UI. (more...)
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two militants in encounter at Handwara Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two militants in encounter at Handwara
- November 13, 2017

The forces surrounded Mir Mohalla village in Bandipora and Rangwar in Kupwara after receiving information about the presence of militants. The attack was repulsed by the forces, he said. Almost 170 militants, including top commanders Sabzar Bhat, Junaid Matoo, Ayoub Lelhari, Bashir Lashkari, Abu Dujana, Mehmood Gaznavi, Umer Khalid and Qayoom Najar, have been killed by the security forces this year, which is the highest number in the last decade. (more...)
The Time Inc. (TIME) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
- November 13, 2017

Carl Goldsmith increased its stake in Time Warner Inc ( TWX ) by 35.52% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The Becker Capital Management Inc holds 348,241 shares with $34.97M value, down from 368,254 last quarter. The stock of Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ATEC) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Canaccord Genuity. Loop Capital maintained the shares of TWX in report on Thursday, November 9 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
- November 13, 2017

Take now has $13.19B valuation. Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) ended its day at $107.31 with the rising stream of 1.09% and its total traded volume was 1.18 million shares less than the average volume. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "BMO Capital Markets Boosts Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc". Nomura Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Take-Two Interactive Software in the 2nd quarter worth about $385,000. (more...)
NFF Appoints Maikaba as Golden Eaglets Coach NFF Appoints Maikaba as Golden Eaglets Coach
- November 13, 2017

Head Coach of the U-17 women national team, Flamingoes, Bala Nikyu will open camp this week as the girls begin preparations for next month's Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 Women's World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia. (more...)
AMU Professor Gives Triple Talaq to Wife on Whatsapp AMU Professor Gives Triple Talaq to Wife on Whatsapp
- November 13, 2017

She also threatened to end her life in front of the vice-chancellor's house along with her kids if "justice is not done" to her. She had hidden various facts from me before our marriage. This came just two and a half months after the Supreme Court struck down instant triple talaq as "unconstitutional" and suspended it for six months. (more...)
Nine Masts Capital LTD Increases Position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg LTD (TSM)
- November 13, 2017

Nine Masts Capital Ltd who had been investing in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $206.92B market cap company. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by J.P. Morgan. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) on Friday, October 14 to "Sector Weight" rating. (more...)
Pirelli cancel F1 tyre test in Brazil after attacks Pirelli cancel F1 tyre test in Brazil after attacks
- November 13, 2017

Pirelli tweeted Monday that it has canceled the two tests it had scheduled for this week at Interlagos , following an attack on the tire manufacturer's van near the circuit Sunday. "We are extremely disappointed with the events of the last week", an F1 spokesperson told Sky Sports News. Massa said: "It is a great sadness, not only for people who came and were there, but also for those who hear this and are Brazilian". (more...)
OPPO F3 Plus 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India at Rs. 22990 OPPO F3 Plus 6GB RAM Variant Launched in India at Rs. 22990
- November 13, 2017

Not only that, Flipkart is set to include no-cost EMIs starting at Rs. 1,916 along with a Buyback Guarantee of 50 percent of the value of F3 Plus's new variant. It bears 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a dedicated slot. The front camera also comes loaded with Beautify 4.0. (more...)
OnePlus 5T revealed in DEVASTATING new leak, here's everything we know OnePlus 5T revealed in DEVASTATING new leak, here's everything we know
- November 13, 2017

Today, three days before the official launch, the renowned tipster Slashleaks has leaked nearly all the key specs of the upcoming flagship device along with valuable information on the price and availability. This isn't the first time OnePlus has done a "T" model of a phone so we know what to expect from the 5T. The new handset ships with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of inbuilt storage, a 3,300mAh battery, Snapdragon 835 chipset, and Android 7.1.1 preinstalled. (more...)
PS4 Pro Owners Are More Likely To Own PSVR — Sony London PS4 Pro Owners Are More Likely To Own PSVR — Sony London
- November 13, 2017

If anyone wants to buy Sony's DualShock 4 controllers, they will get an incredible deal at just $39.99 and this is applicable for the whole range of controllers that Sony has, even the translucent colored DS 4s that have just been released. (more...)
Live images of Gionee S11 leak Live images of Gionee S11 leak
- November 13, 2017

Gionee is holding an event on November 26 where it will be releasing 8 bezel-less smartphones on that very same day. On the design aspect, the smartphone appears to have an elongated display with no bezels on the sides. On the rear panel, the device comes with a dual rear camera with the sensors positioned horizontally. Additionally, there will be a 3600 mAh battery and the usual set of connectivity options like the 4G LTE support. (more...)
Xbox One S drops to its lowest ever price for Black Friday Xbox One S drops to its lowest ever price for Black Friday
- November 13, 2017

That's $10 cheaper than Sony's 1TB PS4 Slim deal (without a game), which isn't a big gap but Microsoft's console does include a 4K Blu-ray player if you're interested in watching movies. Buy a Dell XPS 13 for $799. Of course, it's also a great time to celebrate loved ones with incredible gifts and Microsoft has some great options - from the must-have Xbox One X or unbelievable value of the Xbox One S, to positively reviewed Surface devices, to cutting-edge technology like Windows Mixed ... (more...)