Technology


Czech authorities extradite arrested Russian citizen to US
- April 01, 2018

The Russian Embassy in the USA didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Nikulin was arrested by Czech police in Prague in 2016 after USA authorities issued an worldwide arrest warrant for him. This verdict was to be confirmed by Head of the Czech Ministry of Justice, Robert Pelican, which he did, despite the fact that President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, had repeatedly advocated the extradition of Nikulin to Russian Federation. (more...)
Facebook Being Sued for Discriminatory Housing Ads Facebook Being Sued for Discriminatory Housing Ads
- April 01, 2018

It's also investigating every app that had access to large amounts of data . The beleaguered company, already facing three global inquiries and four lawsuits for sharing the information of 50 million users with a political data analytics firm, has confirmed it recorded the phone calls and personal messages of many of its users but argued they had "expressly agreed" to handing over the information and it helped provide them with a "better experience" online. (more...)
Snap Said to Cut About 100 Employees From Advertising Side Snap Said to Cut About 100 Employees From Advertising Side
- March 31, 2018

Snap is laying off about 100 people, primarily from the company's sales org. An earlier move saw Snap restructure its content teams in January and lay off roughly 120 engineers earlier this month. Snapchat has also been facing criticism over a redesign that was meant to help broaden its appeal to a larger audience of users. Rihanna, meanwhile, was critical of the app after it allowed an add to run on its platform that made light of a domestic violence incident between her and Chris Brown. (more...)
How to download your Facebook data How to download your Facebook data
- March 31, 2018

Regulators and attorneys general across the country are now probing Facebook's role in the data collection, and the Federal Trade Commission announced Monday it was investigating the company. The housing groups behind the lawsuit created a fake realty firm and submitted housing advertisements to Facebook . They have phone numbers of people who aren't on Facebook . (more...)
Rosenblatt Securities Analysts Give Apple (AAPL) a $180.00 Price Target Rosenblatt Securities Analysts Give Apple (AAPL) a $180.00 Price Target
- March 31, 2018

The shares were sold at an average price of $174.78, for a total transaction of $2,733,733.98. Inc. bought a new position in shares of Apple during the second quarter worth about $200,000. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams has 44,890 shares. Investec Asset Mgmt North America invested 0.34% in Apple Inc . (GRR) has risen 28.14% since March 31, 2017 and is uptrending. (more...)
OnePlus 6 will sport display notch OnePlus 6 will sport display notch
- March 31, 2018

There's the newly launched Honor P20 Pro and P20, the Oppo F7 in India, R15 in China, Vivo V9 in India to name a few phones with a notch on the front. This year, the company is expected to unveil a flagship smartphone called OnePlus 6. Pei confirmed this week that the OnePlus 6 will offer 90 per cent screen-to-body-ratio. (more...)
Google URL Shortener Service goo.gl Is Being Shutdown Google URL Shortener Service goo.gl Is Being Shutdown
- March 31, 2018

According to Google, Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL) are smarter URL's that direct users to any location in mobile apps. You cannot only shorten links but also redirect users to any location within a web page or smartphone app (both Android and iOS ). (more...)
Australia's ball-tampering scandal: Timeline of turmoil Australia's ball-tampering scandal: Timeline of turmoil
- March 31, 2018

It's inexcusable. I'm deeply sorry. Asked about a possible appeal ahead of Thursday's deadline, Warner said: "That's something that I will continue to sit down with my family and weigh up all my considerations before I make any decisions". (more...)
Senate Rejects Buhari's Request For World Bank Loan Senate Rejects Buhari's Request For World Bank Loan
- March 31, 2018

The rejection of the loan request followed the presentation and consideration of the recommendations of the report of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, which asked the Senate to turn down the request. The senators rejected the request on the premise that obtaining the loan may put so much pressure on the management of the state which presently has a debt burden of $232.1 million. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 benchmark reveals Snapdragon chipset Samsung Galaxy Note 9 benchmark reveals Snapdragon chipset
- March 31, 2018

We don't expect that to change anytime soon. Last year Google released a newer version of Android Oreo dubbed Android 8.1. As the Note 9 most likely launches in the second half of this year, this benchmark leak is quite early. If anything, it has tightened its grip on the global smartphone market alongside Apple , shoving everyone else (with the exception of Huawei) to the side. (more...)
The Walt Disney Co (DIS) Shares Bought by KJ Harrison & Partners Inc The Walt Disney Co (DIS) Shares Bought by KJ Harrison & Partners Inc
- March 31, 2018

Alliance Wealth Management Group cut its holdings in shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ) by 50.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Wells Fargo. Therefore 59% are positive. Headwaters Inc had 14 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
Google Play Store 9.3.30 and 9.4.18 now available Google Play Store 9.3.30 and 9.4.18 now available
- March 31, 2018

Many Amazon Kindle and Fire tablets no longer have access to the Google Play store - effectively rendering their status as an Android tablet pretty useless. You will also be able to speed up narration to up to 3x or slow it down to 0.5x. The new policy now still gives you a two-hour window where Google automatically approves your refund request. (more...)
Moto G6, Moto G6 Play price, specs, images leaked Moto G6, Moto G6 Play price, specs, images leaked
- March 31, 2018

Simply a week ago we saw all the three upcoming Moto smartphones appear online along with some important details. The Motorola Moto G6 series will come with three phones, the Moto G6 the Moto G6 Plus and moto G6 Play . Only the Moto G6 Play has the fingerprint sensor on the rear as the Moto G6 and G6 Plus have front-mounted sensors. The big display handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. (more...)
HPM Partners LLC Raises Stake in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (TSM)
- March 31, 2018

Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a "market perform" rating and issued a $42.00 target price (up previously from $40.00) on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.62 and $0.58 respectively. TSM trades at a forward P/E of 16.67, a P/B of 4.45, and a P/S of 6.93, compared to a forward P/E of 12.18, and a P/S of 0.92 for NRG. (more...)
Google announces new features for business through Hangouts Google announces new features for business through Hangouts
- March 31, 2018

Hangouts Chat will be slowly rolled out to G Suite customers over the next seven days. Hangouts Chat competes directly with the likes of Slack and Microsoft Teams , allowing for easier workplace communication and collaboration. It launched as a free service in 2013 but soon it was attuned to businesses. At the same time, the capability won't be limited to files based on the native formats of Google's productivity tools. (more...)
Microsoft reorganizes, forms two major divisions Microsoft reorganizes, forms two major divisions
- March 31, 2018

Terry Myerson , Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group , is leaving the company after 21 years of service. Scott Guthrie who now head the Cloud division will lead this second engineering group focused on cloud and AI technology including Azure . (more...)
God of War will have performance mode on PS4 Pro God of War will have performance mode on PS4 Pro
- March 31, 2018

When asked if gamers have to play in 4K on a PS4 Pro Barlog said: "Nope, you don't have to, but if you do 4K is wonderful, if you have a 4K TV, of course". "It looks/moves sooooooo nice", he added in another Tweet . The game was developed by Sony Santa Monica Studios under the direction of Cory Barlog . (more...)
ZTE debuts Android Go handset for the United States, priced at $79.99 ZTE debuts Android Go handset for the United States, priced at $79.99
- March 31, 2018

It comes with free standard shipping. Also, it sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a secondary 2-megapixel camera in the front for selfies. Google wants to bring the power of Android to each and every user on the planet, so it has come up with Android Go, which is basically a lighter version of Android. (more...)
NVIDIA (NVDA) Given New $280.00 Price Target at Argus NVIDIA (NVDA) Given New $280.00 Price Target at Argus
- March 31, 2018

The company had revenue of $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.67 billion. The stock increased 4.97% or $10.9981 during the last trading session, reaching $232.3481. Edgewood Management Limited Liability Com holds 4.66 million shares or 3.83% of its portfolio. NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA ) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report released on Monday, March 19th. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9's FM function will be enabled with the next update Samsung Galaxy S9's FM function will be enabled with the next update
- March 30, 2018

The report says that the prediction of the early launch of next-gen Galaxy Note series device is based on reports that Samsung Display will start making OLED screens for the Galaxy Note 9 in April. This is the same model that has recently been spotted on Geekbench . Nevertheless, the listing on the Geekbench site confirmed that the handset has a Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. (more...)
Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July Samsung's Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Galaxy Note 9 Could Launch In July
- March 30, 2018

The report says that the prediction of the early launch of next-gen Galaxy Note series device is based on reports that Samsung Display will start making OLED screens for the Galaxy Note 9 in April. It also suggested that the handset will perform in line with the Galaxy S9 by showing 2,190 single-core scores and 8,806 multi-core scores. The unlocked models will follow soon. (more...)
Emily Blunt's 'no' to Tom Cruise benefited Edge of Tomorrow sequel director Emily Blunt's 'no' to Tom Cruise benefited Edge of Tomorrow sequel director
- March 30, 2018

The duo both previously starred alongside each other in 2006's " The Devil Wears Prada ", and Emily has joked that the acclaimed actress is now stalking her. "And so we are continuing with that tradition in this", Blunt teased of Streep's role as Topsy in the upcoming Disney film. Blunt isn't sure how her two daughters, Hazel and Violet, will respond to her take on the beloved nanny. (more...)
Dying Light new game mode, enemy, and Harran Egg Hunt are live Dying Light new game mode, enemy, and Harran Egg Hunt are live
- March 30, 2018

The first of this double drop brings the new location, Prison island, an isolated fortress that is also the home to the new game mode, Prison Heist. Aside from Prison Heist, today's Dying Light update adds a couple of new monsters. The next new arrival within is the new enemy variant known as Sgt.Deathrow, a previously unknown Demolisher mutation that is headed to Old Town. In the Harran Egg Hunt, players will chase a "zombified Easter Bunny" and collect 25 Easter eggs to win the ... (more...)
Microsoft reorganises, with eye for cloud, AI Microsoft reorganises, with eye for cloud, AI
- March 30, 2018

The most notable change is Terry Myerson , who headed Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group ( WDG ) since 2013, and is now leaving the company. The Windows platform has many masters. "Over the past year, we have shared our vision for how the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge will shape the next phase of innovation", wrote Nadella in an email to staff. (more...)
Doyle Wealth Management Sells 9801 Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
- March 30, 2018

Qualcomm now has $80.98B valuation. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 2,767 shares of the wireless technology company's stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt Corporation accumulated 74,700 shares or 0.24% of the stock. (more...)
Google Play adds new audiobook features to better compete with Audible Google Play adds new audiobook features to better compete with Audible
- March 30, 2018

Google Play Movies & TV just received an update, which aims to streamline and enhance the users' streaming and watching experience. We have been getting such incremental updates now nearly every week which is a good thing. With Family Library , you can share audiobooks and ebooks with up to five family members for free (depending on the book). The service launched in 12 markets initially back in 2016 and was expanded to another nine markets previous year. (more...)
Huawei Unveils Enjoy 8, Enjoy 8 Plus & Enjoy 8e Smartphones Huawei Unveils Enjoy 8, Enjoy 8 Plus & Enjoy 8e Smartphones
- March 30, 2018

The Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus costs CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. ) for the for the 64GB inbuilt storage variant and CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. ) for the 128GB inbuilt storage model. The smartphone also offers dual rear camera system with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. It measures 152.4x73x7.8mm in dimensions and weighs 150 grams. (more...)
Taylor Swift drops second Delicate music video Taylor Swift drops second Delicate music video
- March 30, 2018

A couple weeks ago, Taylor Swift released a goofy and fun video (that some saw as a bit of a knock-off) for the Reputation song "Delicate", in which she discovers she is invisible and proceeds to make amusing faces, dance around in a myriad of silly ways, and otherwise enjoy the benefits of being imperceptible. (more...)
Google is rolling out mobile-first indexing Google is rolling out mobile-first indexing
- March 30, 2018

The Search Giant wrote, "Mobile-first indexing means Google will now use the mobile version of a web page for indexing and ranking, to better help our primarily mobile users find what they're looking for". Google said that they'll increasingly be indexing the mobile version of sites over the desktop versions, but relevant searches are the primary goal. In December 2017, Google informed that it had started transforming a hand full of sites to mobile-first indexing. (more...)
Now, Whatsapp 'Change Number' Android Beta update available Now, Whatsapp 'Change Number' Android Beta update available
- March 30, 2018

The new " Change Number " feature is now available in the 2.18.97 Android Beta update on Google Play Store. Having said that, only the first option is enabled at the moment. That being said, according to WABetaInfo , this option is now only available to those who are using beta version 2.18.97 of WhatsApp for Android. (more...)