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Get a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $50 off Get a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $50 off
- February 16, 2018

Apple has now added Apple Watch Series 3 to its online store for refurbished products . Both units are discounted $50 versus the regular price, with the cheapest model being $279 Dollars. It's the ideal time for consumers to get their hands on the 2017 installment of Apple's famous wearable series. If we talk about the accessories you would get with the Apple Watch Series 3's Refurbished edition, it includes magnetic charger, manuals, and power brick. (more...)
NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) Releases Earnings Results
- February 16, 2018

The company has managed to keep price to sales ratio of 1.11 against an industry average of 3.60. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 1.05. Deutsche Bank initiated it with "Hold" rating and $123 target in Wednesday, September 7 report. Citigroup maintained Expedia, Inc. Analyst's ratings determines the future of any company. (more...)
Senate opens debate on immigration proposals Senate opens debate on immigration proposals
- February 16, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., another supporter of the bipartisan bill , said he would keep working. Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader, responded harshly to the president's entreaty, noting with dismay that Trump last September ended the Obama-era program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , which protected the young immigrants from deportation and provided them work permits. (more...)
Kaspersky Lab: Hackers Exploit Telegram Zero-Day Vulnerability to Mine Cryptocurrency Kaspersky Lab: Hackers Exploit Telegram Zero-Day Vulnerability to Mine Cryptocurrency
- February 16, 2018

In addition to hijacking a user's device to mine cryptocurrency , the malware was also created to steal information from its victims such as communication with their correspondents including pictures and files. The artefacts discovered during the research indicate Russian origins of cybercriminals. In addition to installing a backdoor onto the system, the attackers are also able to tailor the Telegram malware for mining cryptocurrency - including Monero , ZCash and Fantomcoin. (more...)
Overwatch League finally signs its first female player Overwatch League finally signs its first female player
- February 16, 2018

All members of the Shanghai Dragons will work together to help the four new players adjust to the high-intensity competition of the Overwatch League, so that they can show their best form and level of play. Shanghai Dragons says that the new draftees address "Core problems" within its team - and it looks like they will be much needed, as the team has failed to register a single series win in the first stage of the Overwatch League. (more...)
Lillard outguns Durant as Blazers overcome Warriors Lillard outguns Durant as Blazers overcome Warriors
- February 16, 2018

As a team, the Warriors shot a sizzling 58 percent from the field and 11 of 26 from the three-point line as they made it look like a training session against the Suns but the real story of the night was the coach Kerr allowed the players to take turns coaching the team which really kept the team engaged for all four quarters. (more...)
Nintendo Labo's New Overview Trailers Go Through How Each Toy-Con Works Nintendo Labo's New Overview Trailers Go Through How Each Toy-Con Works
- February 16, 2018

However, Nintendo is also including the Toy-Con Garage software with each kit, which gives you the opportunity to adjust inputs and outputs and essentially create your own ways to play. Show off your collection in Aquarium mode and have fun creating your own fish with different shapes and colors - simply insert and scan different cards in the Toy-Con Piano to get started. (more...)
A single character can crash your iPhone's messaging apps A single character can crash your iPhone's messaging apps
- February 16, 2018

According to the report, you're only able to regain access to Messages when the person who sent you the character deletes it from your conversation. Trying to open a message with this symbol in iMessage or other apps that rely on Apple's UIKit framework for text rendering, like Facebook Messenger, Twitter , and WhatsApp, will cause a crash . (more...)
ME student threatened to 'shoot up' high school, police say ME student threatened to 'shoot up' high school, police say
- February 16, 2018

Spartanburg School District Three spokesperson Sherri Horton said an anonymous tip alerted authorities to the threat. A photo on Snapchat circulated Wednesday night showed a student wearing a masking and holding what appears to be an assault rifle. (more...)
Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play Gmail Go for low-end devices arrives on Google Play
- February 16, 2018

Despite being a lite version, there are still a lot of things that Gmail Go can do for you. For those of you complaining of a resource hungry Gmail app, which slows your smartphone experience, Google has come out with a revised app. Interestingly, via Gmail Go you can both read and respond both online & offline and also find messages quickly with a powerful search engine. Google has not made a formal announcement about Gmail Go's launch , but several sites have spotted its ... (more...)
So... Nokia's taking a long, hard look at its health unit So... Nokia's taking a long, hard look at its health unit
- February 15, 2018

Finnish multinational communications company Nokia has begun a strategic review of its digital health business, while announcing it would cut more than 400 jobs in Finland . In October of 2017, Nokia took a $164 million write-down on the digital health unit based on projections for the business, Reuters reported . The company's net loss also widened from €912 million to €1.44 billion a year ago. (more...)
National Basketball Association and Magic Leap team up for new augmented reality experience National Basketball Association and Magic Leap team up for new augmented reality experience
- February 15, 2018

So what does this marketing speak mean for National Basketball Association fans looking to add new layers to their viewing experience? For the National Basketball Association, working with Magic Leap doesn't have a lot of drawbacks. The company so far has given hands-on experience only to a few people, according to CNET. From what we can tell, it seems Magic Leap will offer a similar AR experience to the Microsoft Hololens and ARKit on iOS , where digital graphics are interwoven with ... (more...)
Project Fi now supports 170 countries for global travel Project Fi now supports 170 countries for global travel
- February 15, 2018

The full list is below and brings Project Fi's coverage to over 170 countries and territories. Google MVNO Project Fi , which serves customers only in the United States, has expanded its global partnerships and has added at least 30 destinations to it support list. (more...)
The petition to undo latest Snapchat update hits a million signatures The petition to undo latest Snapchat update hits a million signatures
- February 15, 2018

A petition calling on Snapchat to reverse a controversial app update has now been signed by more than one million people. The changes made by Snapchat had been meant to separate chats with friends from interactions from branded content that includes that of celebrities and influencers. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today
- February 15, 2018

Now, we have known that numerous major platforms like Snapchat and YouTube are pushing for the child-friendly content with the launch of their respective platforms which are most suitable for kids. More than 100 child advocates and experts-including groups like the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, ACLU of MA, and Parents Across America-have called the app "irresponsible", especially in light of research indicating that excessive use of social media is detrimental to children and ... (more...)
Broadcom To Seek Election Of Six Nominees To Qualcomm Board Broadcom To Seek Election Of Six Nominees To Qualcomm Board
- February 15, 2018

Broadcom has stressed that its $82/share offer will be withdrawn unless its proposed nominees are accepted at the March meeting or Qualcomm agrees to its offer. Qualcomm will likely attempt to close its acquisition of NXP as soon as it can to forestall a takeover attempt by Broadcom. Qualcomm has been a supplier of components to Apple for years, but the relationship soured last year when Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for chips and refused to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates. (more...)
India's Smartphone & Feature Phone Markets Grew In 2017: IDC India's Smartphone & Feature Phone Markets Grew In 2017: IDC
- February 15, 2018

The domestic market is estimated to post a "double-digit growth for next couple of years" - contrary to what mature smartphone markets like the U.S. and China are witnessing. However, for 2017, Samsung retains its top spot with 24.7 per cent market share with Xiaomi coming at second. She added: "The growth of both the vendors was propelled by their aggressive pricing". (more...)
Microsoft Ships the First Redstone 5 Build, Launches Windows App Previews Microsoft Ships the First Redstone 5 Build, Launches Windows App Previews
- February 15, 2018

So what are the main changes in these fresh builds? Essentially, what's happening here is that we've reached the point where the next Windows 10 update (Redstone 4) is nearly due, so therefore close to finalized, and thus Microsoft has begun work on Redstone 5 testing, releasing an initial build to Insiders who've previously chosen the "skip ahead" ring. (more...)
In Tastiest Olympic Gaffe Yet, News Station Confuses Pyeongchang with PF Chang's In Tastiest Olympic Gaffe Yet, News Station Confuses Pyeongchang with PF Chang's
- February 15, 2018

That's the Asian-themed restaurant, not the city in the South Korea. There was nothing wrong with his report but the graphic illustration resting behind his shoulder on the screen displayed the phrase "P.F. Jayme Nicholas , spokesman for the ABC affiliate, apologized for the mistake Monday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Presenting the 2018 Winter Olympics-now with more sodium! P.F.Chang's further clarified the situation, tweeting, "Contrary to this broadcast, we're not hosting the ... (more...)
Stock's Stunning Activities: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
- February 15, 2018

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 30,002 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 29,829 shares during the period. Among 54 analysts covering Facebook ( NASDAQ :FB), 50 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. ( NASDAQ :AMZN) earned "Hold" rating by Raymond James on Friday, August 25. (more...)
Gov. Rauner Promises A Balanced Budget Proposal Gov. Rauner Promises A Balanced Budget Proposal
- February 15, 2018

It's hard to argue with that. "It is simply shifted to local property tax". "He's going after public sector employees' health insurance, again". His office says his budget would also increase spending on early childhood education. The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools would lose about $200 million. "We've totaled about $1.5 billion in cuts that won't pass because his own members won't want to do it", Cullerton said in a public television interview. (more...)
Awin Throws Down Gauntlet on Affiliate Network GDPR Data Handling Awin Throws Down Gauntlet on Affiliate Network GDPR Data Handling
- February 15, 2018

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, an advisory body created to support compliance with the Data Protection Directive, advises businesses to assume they do need a DPO unless they can prove otherwise. "Using data to drive more transparent value, treating people as individuals while giving them control, especially as we enter the GDPR era, is key to achieving the win-win that businesses and consumers really want". (more...)
Amazon Lays off Hundreds of Employees Amazon Lays off Hundreds of Employees
- February 15, 2018

The layoffs, which is said to be in the hundreds, may affect global teams as well and Amazon has started notifying employees. Several employees told the Seattle-based newspaper that the hiring binge Amazon took over the last two years can be blamed for this. (more...)
Facebook to test news paywalls on Apple iOS system Facebook to test news paywalls on Apple iOS system
- February 15, 2018

Facebook is focusing on local news publishers. Facebook also is working on a news section in its video tab, Watch . At the " Code Media 2018" conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode , Facebook's Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said "her job is to make sure there is quality news on Facebook". (more...)
AI-powered facial recognition systems have gender and racial bias AI-powered facial recognition systems have gender and racial bias
- February 15, 2018

A new study from the M.I.T. Media Lab, authored by Joy Buolamwini and Microsoft's Timnit Gebru , shows that it's a lot easier for systems to identify light-skinned males than darker-skinned women-incredibly hard to get it wrong for the former, and surprisingly error-filled for the latter. (more...)
Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV will be called Cullinan Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV will be called Cullinan
- February 15, 2018

Rolls Royce claims the Cullinan will "redefine luxury travel by making it effortless, everywhere" - which suggests an SUV-like ability to tackle off-road terrain. But they do say Cullinan is the ideal name for their new auto as a vehicle of clarity and objective with flawless quality and preciousness - just like the diamond after which it's named. (more...)
Uber Fourth-Quarter Loss Drops to $1.1B Uber Fourth-Quarter Loss Drops to $1.1B
- February 15, 2018

Uber Technologies Inc narrowed its fourth-quarter loss to $1.1 billion from a loss of $1.46 billion in the previous quarter, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company shared the numbers with technology news site the Information after the call and confirmed them to Bloomberg . Waymo filed its lawsuit almost a year ago, adding to Uber's woes with allegations of a bold hi-tech heist orchestrated by its former CEO, Travis Kalanick, and a former Google engineer. (more...)
'Call of Duty' Movie Lands 'Sicario 2' Director 'Call of Duty' Movie Lands 'Sicario 2' Director
- February 15, 2018

Variety has reported that the Call of Duty film, one of Activision's forthcoming projects, is picking up speed with the potential signing of a director - Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima . With such a massive fanbase around the world, many believe that such a film could have the possibility of being a success, yet no official project has been publicly set in stone for the future. (more...)
Johnson shares the lead at Pebble Beach Johnson shares the lead at Pebble Beach
- February 15, 2018

Missing will be his sidekick, Wayne Gretzky, puffing on his cigar and keeping it light. It gave him two-under-par 70 and a share of second alongside world No.1 Dustin Johnson (72), five-time major victor Phil Mickelson (67) and Chez Reavie (68). (more...)
Disney Stock Wobbles After Ticket Price Hike, Alibaba Deal Disney Stock Wobbles After Ticket Price Hike, Alibaba Deal
- February 15, 2018

Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a "market perform" rating and set a $109.00 target price on shares of Walt Disney Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Baird on Thursday, January 4 with "Hold". Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Walt Disney from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. (more...)