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Activist Jolovan Wham charged with organising public assemblies without a permit Activist Jolovan Wham charged with organising public assemblies without a permit
- November 29, 2017

Wham taped two sheets of paper - reading "MARXIST CONSPIRACY?", "#nodetentionwithouttrial" and "JUSTICE FOR OPERATION SPECTRUM SURVIVORS" - inside the train auto during the June protest, which led to the vandalism charge. Wham also held a "silent protest" on the Singapore subway in June. The event was held with 16 others, who are now under investigation. On Nov 26 a year ago, Wham allegedly organised an indoor public assembly without a permit. (more...)
Infiniti QX50 flaunted at Los Angeles Auto Show Infiniti QX50 flaunted at Los Angeles Auto Show
- November 29, 2017

The new VC-Turbo pumps out a healthy 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque and Infiniti expects the QX50 to attain a combined EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 27 mpg, a 35 percent improvement over the previous model. When the driver wants more speed, the engine's cylinders can compress at 8:1 and then drop down to 14:1 for a more economical drive. At the centre of the dashboard is one screen which controls navigation and driver information and allow larger screen which controls ... (more...)
Microsoft unveils plans for a new modern headquarters Microsoft unveils plans for a new modern headquarters
- November 29, 2017

The updated campus will house 47,000 Microsoft employees that now work at the company's headquarters in Redmond, and allow for 8,000 more people. "This project represents a significant investment by the company, will involve roughly 2,500 construction and development jobs, and will take five to seven years to complete". (more...)
Vodafone Red Together : An Airtel 'Extended' Family Plan Vodafone Red Together : An Airtel 'Extended' Family Plan
- November 29, 2017

Vodafone India's Avneesh Khosla, who is serving as Associate Director of Consumer Business, calls Red Together an "extremely reward proposition". Further, users will get an option to make a single payment for the group under one bill. For the unaware, Vodafone RED postpaid plans start at Rs 499 and go all the way up to Rs 2,999 for the maximum plan. As part of the the Red Traveler plan, users get unlimited calling including local, STD calls as well as national roaming, along with 100 ... (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is Going Mobile In China PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is Going Mobile In China
- November 29, 2017

The company did not state a release date for this mobile version of the popular shooter, but considering that PUBG has sold more than 20 million units , it's only a matter of time before we hear about a western release on the modified mobile version. (more...)
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible debuts with $123995 price tag Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible debuts with $123995 price tag
- November 29, 2017

Unlike some convertibles in the past, Chevrolet officials contend, there's little to no compromise with the ZR1 droptop, which has a curb weight within 60 pounds of the coupe. Drive is distributed through seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. The automatic is capable of doing a quarter mile in a high 10-second range, boasts the American carmaker. (more...)
Recent Blu Update Locks Users out of Their Phones Recent Blu Update Locks Users out of Their Phones
- November 29, 2017

While everything apparently seems okay at first, the phone then asks for the user's password to finish the update. Owners of the Life One X2 , an affordable Android handset launched a year ago, have flooded Reddit after finding that their newly-updated phones are now completely useless. (more...)
Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line shapes up Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line shapes up
- November 29, 2017

Like many automaker's VW has given the Tiguan elements of the show, but no go as it has made a decision to offer an R-Line package for the Tiguan. It is then topped off with new side skirts and body-colored wheelarch extensions. No, the performance-inspired R-Line Package doesn't add any actual performance to the Tiguan's 184-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI® engine, it's just for looks. (more...)
OnePlus 5T Lava Red colour variant announced OnePlus 5T Lava Red colour variant announced
- November 29, 2017

The OnePlus 5T was unveiled on November 16 at an event in NY. The Lava Red OnePlus 5T is already listed on the company's China website. But seriously, the red color alone makes the price jump worth it, at least to me. The handset runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based OxygenOS and packs a 3,300mAh battery . It is also confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. When the Lava Red OnePlus 5T does go on sale, it will offer 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage along with all of the other ... (more...)
Asus adopts 18:9 display with Zenfone Max Plus (M1)
- November 29, 2017

The Max Plus (M1) is the second Asus phone to come with such display, Pegasus 4S being the first one. Despite it arriving in the later part of 2017, the Zenfone Max Plus will still run Android 7.0 out of the box. The new handset also sports a dual camera setup and is officially listed in Russian Federation. The front shooter is an another 8MP shooter which also supports face unlock. (more...)
Reserve Bank to ease LVR lending conditions - slightly Reserve Bank to ease LVR lending conditions - slightly
- November 29, 2017

Also, up to 5 percent of banks' new loans to investors can be at LVRs of more than 65 percent, compared to 60 percent now. "These policies have helped improve banking system resilience by substantially reducing the share of high-LVR loans". (more...)
Sawtooth Solutions LLC Has $2.89 Million Position in Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK) Sawtooth Solutions LLC Has $2.89 Million Position in Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK)
- November 29, 2017

Ims Capital Mngmt has invested 0.66% in Merck & Co., Inc. The stock rose 0.64% or $0.35 reaching $54.89 per share. About 6.69 million shares traded. MRK's total short interest was 16.96 million shares in November as published by FINRA. This represents an increase of 20% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Shares Sold by WINTON GROUP Ltd
- November 29, 2017

The stock rose 0.53% or $0.35 reaching $66.09 per share. About 61,849 shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) is intriguing when broken down to its core data. Looking at a company's operating margin is also helpful. The investor is now holding 60,873,816 shares thanks to an increase of 848,582 new shares in their portfolio. (more...)
The Synchrony Financial (SYF) Position Lowered by Profund Advisors LLC
- November 29, 2017

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.23% of the company's stock. TCW Group Inc. boosted its stake in Synchrony Financial by 18.5% in the fourth quarter. Price-to-free-cash-flow (P/FCF) of 3.25 gives an overview of the equity valuation for Synchrony Financial . Their revenue meanwhile grew by 4.32% from the last quarter, totaling $3.79 billion. (more...)
Bungie Cancels Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Stream To Address Fan Anger Bungie Cancels Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Stream To Address Fan Anger
- November 29, 2017

In lieu of its planned stream on Wednesday, the developer will instead release a blog post that shares some "higher priority information", which seems to be in response to the recent uproar over the discovery of an undisclosed XP scaling system . (more...)
Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords
- November 28, 2017

The vulnerability allows any person to access the administrator's account on an already unlocked Mac. Here's everything you need to know about the bug, including who is affected by it and whether there is a fix yet. We tested this bug on our Macbook Pro and yep-we were able to gain access to our machine after clicking "Unlock" after a couple of tries. Even so, anyone running any version of High Sierra should take the utmost precaution with their systems until Apple sorts this entire mess ... (more...)
HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support
- November 28, 2017

It also supports faster refresh rates for high video resolution - 60 Hz for 8K and 120 Hz for 4K. Other new features include support for dynamic HDR formats and a bandwidth capability of up to 48Gbps. Enhanced refresh rate features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. As well, Quick Media Switching will please movie buffs by eliminating the annoying delay that now exists before the content finally appears on the display. (more...)
U.S. judge says Uber withheld evidence, delays Waymo trial U.S. judge says Uber withheld evidence, delays Waymo trial
- November 28, 2017

A federal criminal investigation into alleged espionage at Uber has indefinitely delayed a trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving vehicle technology from Waymo, a spinoff from Google. Richard Jacobs, the former Uber manager whose lawyer wrote the letter at the center of the courtroom drama, testified Tuesday that Uber had up a secret unit to steal trade secrets from its rivals overseas. (more...)
Waymo's self-driving cars rack up 4 million miles on public roads Waymo's self-driving cars rack up 4 million miles on public roads
- November 28, 2017

Alphabet's automated auto division has announced that its development vehicles have eclipsed 4 million self-driven miles on public roads . Earlier this month, Waymo finally gave its team of human back-up drivers notice that they may have to start looking for something else to do, when some of the company's vehicles in Phoenix began operating in fully autonomous mode . (more...)
Airbnb rolls out new split payment feature for group travel Airbnb rolls out new split payment feature for group travel
- November 28, 2017

While they're charged only for their portion of the payment, the reservation still blocks out those dates in the host's calendar. These statistics, and feedback from consumers, led Airbnb to introduce the ability to split payments . As part of the announcement, Airbnb ran a survey with the help of Pollfish and DKC Analytics speaking to 2000 adults in the USA between November 15 and November 18. (more...)
Global Display Packaging Market 2017- Baird Display, CaroCon, International Paper Global Display Packaging Market 2017- Baird Display, CaroCon, International Paper
- November 28, 2017

The Meat Packaging market is evaluated based on its regional penetration, explaining the performance of the market in each regional market. The research report is a result of compilation of extensive primary as well as secondary research methodologies. (more...)
Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update Sony Xperia X Performance Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update
- November 28, 2017

Now, the Xperia XZ and XZs are getting the highly-anticipated update . They launched the flagship XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with Oreo out of the box and updated the XZ premium soon. With this, the Xperia X Performance has become the fourth smartphone from Sony to be updated to the latest Android Oreo operating system. The update package will also include an enhanced version of the Xperia Actions feature, which suggests various settings based on usage pattern. (more...)
Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT): Are Shares Undervalued?
- November 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 5.15% the S&P500. Neville Rodie Shaw reported 17,500 shares stake. The hedge fund run by Murray Stahl held 495,744 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.31M, up from 378,870 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Ericsson Sees 1 Billion 5G Subscriptions by 2023 Ericsson Sees 1 Billion 5G Subscriptions by 2023
- November 28, 2017

As the buzz around 5G increases, an Ericsson report estimates that the world would have 1 billion such connections by 2023. All regions are set to maintain mobile data traffic growth, with North America showing the highest average usage per smartphone, exceeding 7GB per month by the end of 2017. (more...)
BMW invests big bucks in battery centre BMW invests big bucks in battery centre
- November 28, 2017

Battery cells for electric auto battery packs will be developed here. The German firm says that it is investing £180 million in a new BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Centre, to facilitate this. This will help the German vehicle manufacturer develop the 700km (430 miles) on a single charge target. BMW also announced that from 2021 it would introduce its fifth-generation electric drivetrain featuring a more compact integrated motor, transmission and electronics assembly with the ability to ... (more...)
Microsoft, SAP to offer joint Cloud solutions Microsoft, SAP to offer joint Cloud solutions
- November 28, 2017

This time, Microsoft and SAP are committing to deploy each other's cloud offerings internally , as well as to jointly engineer and support resulting integrated Microsoft and SAP business services. Two-thirds of business leaders believe that their companies must speed up digitalization to remain competitive, according to research from Gartner cited in the release. (more...)
Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp with latest update Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp with latest update
- November 28, 2017

At the time text is being written PiP seems not to be working for all the users who have updated their WhatsApp, implying that the company might still be working on rolling out the feature more extensively behind the scenes. This means that sharing a YouTube link on WhatsApp will take you to the app for the video to start playing. Luckily, there's also a new way of hurling abuse at your neglectful mates, because you can now produce voice messages in a brand new way which makes it easier to ... (more...)
Anil Kapoor's Mumbai Office In Savoy Chambers Demolished By BMC Anil Kapoor's Mumbai Office In Savoy Chambers Demolished By BMC
- November 28, 2017

According to these reports, the officer also asserted that the actor-producer was given intimation by the BMC to seek permission for the construction but it was ignored. We evacuated the office when they arrived. Following the raze, the reconstruction and fix work in the office has started which will reportedly take a few days. (more...)
Marvel Heroes Omega shut down a month early Marvel Heroes Omega shut down a month early
- November 28, 2017

Marvel Heroes Omega was originally meant to go dark at the end of the year, after Marvel cut ties with the developers. In an email to Kotaku , a representative for Marvel said that, " We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment , and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down". (more...)
You can now download YouTube Go app from Google Play Store You can now download YouTube Go app from Google Play Store
- November 28, 2017

YouTube Go is your everyday companion, even when you have limited data or a slow connection. One of the features is called YouTwist , and this would allow users to twist the phone and view a list of videos right on the Homescreen. The app is just 9.4MB in size and can be installed on any Android device with version 4.1 Jelly Bean or above. Some of the other named mentioned were " YouTube Edition by Android One ", " YouTube Edition by LG" and " YouTube Edition by Samsung ". (more...)