Technology


BMW X2 expands BMW's coupe-like SUVs BMW X2 expands BMW's coupe-like SUVs
- October 26, 2017

As you'd expect from the X2's cunning name, the new auto slots between the X1 and X3 in the lineup, though it is in fact shorter than the X1 by around 60mm, and it sits almost 60mm lower while riding on the same wheelbase. Wheel sizes will start at 17-inches, but M Sport and M Sport X models will have 19- or 20-inch units giving you an idea of the on-road bent BMW has instilled in the X2. (more...)
THQ Announces de Blob Remake for the PlayStation 4, Coming in November
- October 26, 2017

The race to rescue Chroma City has just begun, and only de Blob can save the world from a black-and-white future with his unique abilities to color the world back to life. If you missed it during its original launch on iOS in 2008 and its Wii and PC versions that subsequently made their way out, now you can experience it on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. (more...)
Earnings at the Forefront For Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc
- October 26, 2017

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ( NYSE MMC ) traded up 0.65% on Tuesday, hitting $84.83. It has underperformed by 0.45% the S&P500. Rr Advisors Llc decreased Rsp Permian Inc (RSPP) stake by 10.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Webster Natl Bank N A has invested 0.01% in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Marsh McLennan's analysts are positive. (more...)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) to Release Earnings on Tuesday
- October 26, 2017

The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $117.27. About 242,134 shares traded. The legal version of this story can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/24/check-point-software-technologies-ltd-chkp-shares-bought-by-apg-asset-management-n-v.html. (more...)
Olympic flame for 2018 Winter Games ignited in Greece
- October 26, 2017

The first torchbearer was Greek skier Apostolos Angelis, who has already qualified for the PyeongChang Games. Faced with military development and ballistic missile tests being carried out by its northern neighbour, South Korea is preparing to boost security measures for the Games with big players in winter sports like France and Austria having threatened not to attend if the security of their athletes can not be guaranteed. (more...)
Economics of single-player games have Economics of single-player games have "become more complicated", Xbox boss admits
- October 26, 2017

Microsoft's head of publishing, Shannon Loftis, believes that while it's more "complicated" now, they're not dead. Besides announcing that they will be shutting down Visceral Games , they also announce that the highly anticipated Star Wars game will be arriving later than expected and it will also be going a whole other direction when it comes to gameplay. (more...)
Bungie Responds to Reports of Destiny 2 PC User Bans Bungie Responds to Reports of Destiny 2 PC User Bans
- October 25, 2017

While the game has managed to launch on PC without major issues, there were reports of PC owners getting banned even if they didn't violate any rules. They did not and will not issue bans to players using video recording, video streaming, and communication programs including Discord, Xsplit, OBS, RTSS, and more. (more...)
Honda Gold Wing motorcycles get lighter, sleeker
- October 25, 2017

Honda has showcased its new generation "super cruiser", the 2018 Honda Gold Wing, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The flat-six 1833cc engine now has four valves per cylinder and benefits from a new ride-by-wire throttle and four riding modes. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War details Expansion Pass and forthcoming DLC Middle-earth: Shadow of War details Expansion Pass and forthcoming DLC
- October 25, 2017

That means that, while they might attack other orcs, they might also attack you even if they're among your army because of this unreliable tendency. Into the new year, the Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion has you playing as Eltariel-"an elite assassin known as the Blade of Galadriel "-and going toe-to-toe with the Nazgûl". (more...)
Texas rescue dog's smile threatens to break the internet Texas rescue dog's smile threatens to break the internet
- October 25, 2017

If you couldn't tell by his face, this little cutie is pleased to meet you. Photos of the dog with the infectious grin, who goes by Cheech by the way, have gone viral since they were uploaded to Facebook last week. "I reviewed the applications for Cheech, and one story stood out the most". They added that Carrie and Dusty instantly hit it off with Cheech. Cheech needs this family as much as they need him. (more...)
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc
- October 25, 2017

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The market capitalization of the company is at $91.15 Billion. Fjarde Ap reported 142,717 shares. 140,316 are held by Cs Mckee Limited Partnership. Driehaus Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 344,160 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. (more...)
Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) Rises 0.19% for Oct 24
- October 25, 2017

Dedicated investors may be looking to employ another tool for doing technical stock analysis. The present 14-day ATR for Vanguard FTSE Dev All Cap Na ETF (VIU.TO) is now sitting at 0.17. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend. (more...)
(AMZN) Products Allow For In-Home Package Deliveries (AMZN) Products Allow For In-Home Package Deliveries
- October 25, 2017

Amazon has plans to drop off packages directly into shoppers' homes. Available to Amazon Prime members in select cities, Amazon Key leaves deliveries "just inside your front door". Couriers are told to ring a doorbell or knock when they arrive at someone's house. The delivery associate can not proceed with other trips until the home is again locked. (more...)
Tokyo Motor Show: Subaru Viziv Performance concept Tokyo Motor Show: Subaru Viziv Performance concept
- October 25, 2017

The Subaru WRX STI S208 has officially made its public debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show , where just 450 units will make their way to lucky customers in Japan. A carbon fiber side skirt then runs the length of the vehicle. It features Subaru's boxer engine and symmetrical all-wheel drive, although no performance figures have been released and few technical details have been disclosed. (more...)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Has No Multiplayer; Here's Why
- October 25, 2017

Fans of the Wolfenstein series know well enough that the main focus of the series has always been the story. "The only way we can create these super immersive narrative experiences is if we can exclusively focus on the single-player", said narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Björk in an interview with GamesIndustry .biz. (more...)
Lexus LS+ Concept previews fully autonomous urban driving within 10 years Lexus LS+ Concept previews fully autonomous urban driving within 10 years
- October 25, 2017

The technology relies on artificial intelligence (a recurring theme at this year's show though parent-company, Toyota ), learning from nearby road users to gather information about roads and conditions. It wears a futuristic take on the Lexus corporate face, with shutters behind the Spindle Grille for better aerodynamics when the engine doesn't need cool air. (more...)
Introducing AKS (managed Kubernetes) and Azure Container Registry improvements
- October 25, 2017

As you can probably guess, that stray "K" stands for Kubernetes, and Microsoft is clearly shifting the focus of the service to this orchestrator, even as it isn't changing the actual name. After all, the cloud should be about only paying for what you consume. Microsoft's latest product heats up a race to claim Kubernetes workloads as the industry increasingly standardizes on that technology for the orchestration layer of the container stack. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive Announcement Incoming Tomorrow Metal Gear Survive Announcement Incoming Tomorrow
- October 25, 2017

The game known as Metal Gear Survive will use assets from MGS V and make use of its awesome sandbox mechanics while also adding new mechanics that allow you and a group of friends defend yourselves from the undead horde. What we now know is that the game actually hasn't been cancelled. Things have been very quiet on the Metal Gear front, with little word on the status of Metal Gear Survive in recent months. (more...)
New AMD Driver Adds Support For 'Destiny 2,' 'Wolfenstein II'
- October 25, 2017

AMD has a new Crimson ReLive 17.10.2 driver package available that is supposed to deliver significantly improved performance in several games compared to the previous 17.10.1 driver release. As part of that, AMD added a new toggle in Radeon Settings under the Gaming, Global Settings options to switch between graphics or compute workloads on selection Radeon RX 500 and Radeon RX 400 series graphics cards. (more...)
Analyst Ratings and Financial Health of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Analyst Ratings and Financial Health of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)
- October 25, 2017

The hedge fund held 63,780 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.22M, down from 68,285 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. FMR LLC raised its position in Activision Blizzard by 88.7% in the second quarter. (more...)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) Holdings Decreased by LS Investment Advisors LLC
- October 25, 2017

Atwood & Palmer Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of ON Semiconductor Corporation in the second quarter valued at about $5,226,000. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D Increases Position in Cypress Semiconductor Corp". (more...)
Gmail Add-ons lets developers integrate apps with Gmail inbox
- October 24, 2017

Google wants Gmail to be more than just a place where users receive and send emails. They can also quickly scan for related opportunities, tasks and calendar events. Add-ons can be installed by clicking on the settings wheel at the top right of the inbox and clicking on "Get add-ons". The add-ons are live on the web and Android right now. (more...)
Google is investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn Google is investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn
- October 24, 2017

While screen burn-in of this caliber wouldn't render the phone unusable, it could certainly be troublesome for those using Google's Daydream View headset with the new device. Google stated it is looking into the problem: "The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide colour gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and attractive colours and renderings". (more...)
Misfit's Vapor Android Wear watch goes on sale October 31st Misfit's Vapor Android Wear watch goes on sale October 31st
- October 24, 2017

So far we've yet to have word on whether the Vapor will be launching in other markets around the world but we hope to hear details for the United Kingdom and Australia soon. However, some features like NFC support that are present in most modern smartwatches are missing on the Vapor . It's promising early access to those who are Misfit Vapor email subscribers. (more...)
Bungie's plan is to drop patches on PC and consoles simultaneously Bungie's plan is to drop patches on PC and consoles simultaneously
- October 24, 2017

Future Destiny 2 updates will be deployed to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 all at the same time, developer Bungie has confirmed. If you still haven't decided on which platform to start your alien-slaying adventure, here are five reasons why the PC is the best place to play Destiny 2 . (more...)
Camila Cabello Shows Off Acting Chops In 'Havana' Music Video Camila Cabello Shows Off Acting Chops In 'Havana' Music Video
- October 24, 2017

Her actual lover "comes out of the closet" for her, and gets down on one knee. With visuals directed by Dave Meyers, the mini-movie features appearances from Latin superstars LeJuan James and Lele Pons , and of course the track's stars, Camila and Young Thug . (more...)
HTC U11 Plus: Everything we know so far HTC U11 Plus: Everything we know so far
- October 24, 2017

The event invitation says that HTC is "bringing something new for the #BrilliantU". Plenty of details of the HTC U11 Plus have been already revealed through previous reports and now well-known leakster Evan Blass has shared some good information on the upcoming HTC flagship. (more...)
Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) Earns Underperform Rating from Analysts at Macquarie Royal Bank Of Canada (RY) Earns Underperform Rating from Analysts at Macquarie
- October 24, 2017

About 379,047 shares traded. Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE:RY) (TSE:RY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. It has underperformed by 15.93% the S&P500. Shares of Royal Bank Of Canada ( NYSE RY ) opened at 80.19 on Tuesday. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a dividend of $0.724 per share. (more...)
Analysts' Suggestions in the Limelight: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- October 24, 2017

The Vontobel Asset Management Inc holds 190,260 shares with $26.91M value, up from 131,698 last quarter. Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) was upgraded by stock analysts at Vetr from a "strong sell" rating to a " sell" rating in a research report issued on Monday. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz announces pricing for new S-Class Coupé range Mercedes-Benz announces pricing for new S-Class Coupé range
- October 24, 2017

The sprint from 0-60mph is dealt with in 4.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. Moving up the range, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 will set customers back from £128,015. The S 63 adds Seat Comfort package including massage function, Driving Assistance package, AMG sports exhaust system, AMG sports suspension based on Airmatic suspension, AMG sports seats finished in Nappa leather, AMG panamericana grille, and 20-inch alloy wheels. (more...)