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Next year's flagships may use Samsung's new 512GB internal flash storage Next year's flagships may use Samsung's new 512GB internal flash storage
- December 05, 2017

Samsung has confirmed nothing about which devices would be getting the new 512GB chips but we can assume that the phone maker's next flagship phone - Galaxy S9 - will have 512GB internal storage as an option. Despite the increased number of layers, it still have the same size as the company's previous 48-layer V-NAND 256GB solution. In addition, the 512GB eUFS' controller chip speeds up the mapping process for converting logical block addresses to those of physical blocks. (more...)
Federal Government recovers $321m Abacha Loot Federal Government recovers $321m Abacha Loot
- December 05, 2017

Although an agreement to repatriate the money was signed in March, the Nigerian Ministry of Justice, the World Bank and lawyers from Switzerland and the U.S. "Furthermore, the return of these funds makes a concrete contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and can set a good example internationally for future restitution cases". (more...)
Facebook launches app for young users Facebook launches app for young users
- December 05, 2017

Facebook today launched a new version of its Messenger, specifically designed for children under the age of 13. Parents are often anxious about what their kids do on social media and whom they are talking to, especially Facebook. Is Messenger Kids simply a way for Facebook to rope in the young ones? Facebook said it consulted with 1,200 parents plus online security and child development specialists, including the National Parent-Teacher Association, the Yale Center for Emotional ... (more...)
Shares in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) Purchased by Tiaa Fsb
- December 05, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of $53.41, for a total value of $1,226,614.06. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by RBC Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) rating on Friday, November 10. Since June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $606,300 activity. (more...)
IPhone X, unlocked and SIM-free, arrives in US IPhone X, unlocked and SIM-free, arrives in US
- December 05, 2017

Those of you in Australia can get the same delivery date, again SIM-free, but the fact that the deal has now arrived in the USA as well is significant. The iPhone includes all of the accessories you need to get started, including the EarPods with a Lightning connector, a USB-to-Lightning cable, the wall adapter, plus a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter for using regular earbuds or headphones with the handset. (more...)
Reliance JioPhone gets Google Voice Assistant: All you need to know Reliance JioPhone gets Google Voice Assistant: All you need to know
- December 05, 2017

Android Go devices will have just nine apps pre-installed: Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app. Second, it is light on storage and data, and great on patchy connections, said Google in its blog. Besides English, the application also supports Hindi, but not the other Indian languages. (more...)
God Of War's Release Date Has Potentially Leaked God Of War's Release Date Has Potentially Leaked
- December 05, 2017

God of War has attracted the attention of all players since its revelation at E3 2016. God of War's release date may have been confirmed by the PlayStation Store , with a listing for the game on the Spanish version of PS4's storefront suggesting that it's set to come out sooner rather than later. (more...)
Google Staff Set To Police YouTube Content Google Staff Set To Police YouTube Content
- December 05, 2017

In a separate post on YouTube Creator Blog , Wojcicki also warned about a growing number of "bad actors" who share extremist content and disseminate videos "that masquerade as family-friendly content but are not". It is hard to know at this stage whether machine learning can adequately flag disturbing content aimed at children, as much of this type of content could be hard for an algorithm to recognise as disturbing or creepy, which is why human content reviewers are needed. (more...)
Google Assistant comes to Reliance JioPhone: Here's what we know Google Assistant comes to Reliance JioPhone: Here's what we know
- December 05, 2017

United States software giant said Google Go will be the default search app for Android Oreo (Go Edition). The first version of the Android Go will be called Android Oreo (Go Edition) and it will be available later today as a part of the Android 8.1 release. (more...)
FDO Partners LLC Invests $1.17 Million in Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) Stock
- December 05, 2017

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Electronic Arts by 4.3% during the 3rd quarter. After $0.50 actual EPS reported by Electronic Arts Inc . Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in Electronic Arts by 65.0% during the second quarter. (NASDAQ:EA) rating on Wednesday, November 1. (more...)
Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Shares Sold by Deprince Race & Zollo Inc Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Shares Sold by Deprince Race & Zollo Inc
- December 05, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 29,942,849 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $2,652,936,000 after buying an additional 1,201,394 shares during the period. It also reduced its holding in Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) by 773,375 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.56 million shares, and cut its stake in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB). (more...)
The Division 1.8 update delivers huge Resistance patch The Division 1.8 update delivers huge Resistance patch
- December 05, 2017

This is created to get new players interested in the game and tempt those who have stopped playing it to come back. During it, players will be able to try out the full game and all of its DLC for free. Players need to cooperate and find the best strategy to complete as many waves as possible and get greater rewards. Meanwhile, Skirmish is a PvP mode where two teams of four fight to get the highest kill count within a time limit, with special elimination finisher being added so players can ... (more...)
Apple Releases tvOS 11.2 with New and Improved HDR Capabilities Apple Releases tvOS 11.2 with New and Improved HDR Capabilities
- December 05, 2017

There's also an option to match the frame rate of a video (say, the typical 24FPS of a movie), although Apple notes that many TVs can do this by themselves. With this update you get better video display management, back-end bug fixes, and the new sports app in the TV app. Scores can be optionally hidden as well. (more...)
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), McDonald's Corp. (MCD)
- December 05, 2017

IBM traded at an unexpectedly high level on 01/12/2017 when the stock experienced a 0.51% gain to a closing price of $154.76. About 3.94 million shares traded. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, April 19. The company has a market capitalization of $143,275.48, a P/E ratio of 11.33, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 0.94. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick: 'We Must Confront Systematic Oppression' Colin Kaepernick: 'We Must Confront Systematic Oppression'
- December 05, 2017

Amid near-continuous cheers from the audience in attendance, Kaepernick, wearing what seemed to be the black-designed leather blazer from his GQ shoot , raised his fist and said, "We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease". (more...)
Here's when you can play Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Here's when you can play Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris
- December 05, 2017

A number of changes are being added in to Destiny 2 on December 5th alongside the DLC. For those players concerned about not having enough disk space, Bungie's also revealed the exact size of Curse of Osiris on each console. The Lighthouse is described as "the last bastion of the Followers of Osiris " and is presumably where players will go to acquire new missions and barter with traders. (more...)
A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- December 05, 2017

About 347,173 shares traded or 40.12% up from the average. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Activision Blizzard, Inc . now has a Weekly performance of -6.16%, monthly performance percentage is -5.16 percent, Quarterly performance is -4.85 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 3.61% and Yearly Performance is 74.14 percent. (more...)
Ingress Prime to follow on from Niantic's original game in 2018 Ingress Prime to follow on from Niantic's original game in 2018
- December 04, 2017

Ingress Prime will not only iterate on the original with new user interface and sound designs, but will also ship with new features utilizing "state-of-the-art augmented reality technology leveraging smartphone cameras to immerse players in the sci-fi world of Ingress ". (more...)
Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users Windows Update is broken for some Windows 7 users
- December 04, 2017

But later, with FCU, Microsoft added the functionality to delay Windows 10 updates by up to 365 days. Things get back to normal if the value is set to zero, i.e., no delay in installation of updates , or if you tick the option in Windows Updates. (more...)
A New AFFORDABLE iPad 9.7in Launcing In 2018 A New AFFORDABLE iPad 9.7in Launcing In 2018
- December 04, 2017

Now, the company is looking quite positive and they wanted to reach more people through their iPad . Instead of affirming the DigiTimes report, Appleinsider believes that the 2018 release would be a cheaper price point for an already existing iPad . (more...)
Monster Hunter: World beta kicks off December 9, here are the details Monster Hunter: World beta kicks off December 9, here are the details
- December 04, 2017

This will be the last time that game enthusiasts can experience the role-playing video game before it is officially released. And, in order to spread the word, Capcom has released a new trailer showing off the smartphone version of Monster Hunter Stories . (more...)
Pinnacle Associates Ltd. Sells 13213 Shares of Ford Motor Company (F)
- December 04, 2017

The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $65 target in Wednesday, January 6 report. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 earnings per share. Moreover, Hood River Capital Management Llc has 1.75% invested in the company for 348,245 shares. (more...)
Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands Google Sends 60-Day Warning To App Developers, Brands
- December 04, 2017

As part of Google's effort to make the internet safer for you while browsing on your Android device, the Google Safe Browsing team is putting up more safeguards so that websites don't get to install unwanted apps on your device. This will apply at all times; for instance, the list of installed apps on your device can not be sent from your device during a crash report without consent. (more...)
Facebook launches a messaging app for children that has parental controls Facebook launches a messaging app for children that has parental controls
- December 04, 2017

The app launches on Apple's App Store first. It's called Messenger Kids and yes, it's basically a standalone child-friendly Messenger app with parental controls baked right in. Facebook says Messenger Kids does not have ads or in-app purchases, and none of the information about the children will be used for ads. Kids have access to a number of kid-approved GIFs, masks, emojis, and sound effects also available to play with that were created to be appropriate to youngsters in the 6-11 age ... (more...)
Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro with 5.7-inch screen & dual front cameras
- December 04, 2017

The smartphone features a 5.7-inch with 18:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness. Micromax Informatics, Chief Operating Officer, Shubhodhip Pal, said in a statement, "We believe that "Infinity Pro" is a complete package and also our consumers will be delighted with the pricing". (more...)
OnePlus 5T claims the fastest charging crown
- December 04, 2017

Tom's Guide tested these devices by charging from zero and measuring the battery percentage after 30 minutes and one hour of charging time. The OnePlus 5T drove the way, achieving 59 percent in 30 minutes. The iPhone 8 Plus locked in 26 percent and 55 percent in 30 minutes and 60 minutes , respectively. It is important to note that these iPhones charge slower than the rest of the field even with their included adapters. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5, 5 Plus specs leaked
- December 04, 2017

As for the Redmi 5 Plus , there's going to be a 2GHz octa-core processor, paired with 3GB/4GB RAM in 32GB/64GB storage models. "However as per leaks, the Redmi 5 would feature a 5.7" Display with Snapdragon 450 processor while the Redmi 5 Plus would feature a 6" Screen with Snapdragon 625 SoC. (more...)
Watchdog inquiry into Google and Facebook Watchdog inquiry into Google and Facebook
- December 04, 2017

ACCC chairman Rod Sims said the watchdog will keep "an open mind" and will also investigate how advertising is sold through digital platforms. It will investigate whether the disruption of the news media by the U.S. A Morgan Stanley report previous year estimates that Google and Facebook will suck up between 35% and 40% of the total advertising revenue pool of RM43 billion in Australia. (more...)
Samsung Tipped To Release New Wireless Charger For S9 Samsung Tipped To Release New Wireless Charger For S9
- December 04, 2017

While the official names of the colors have yet to surface, it is expected that Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and Coral Blue will return for another year. The S8's fingerprint scanner placement was something that many didn't like. Until then, customers who purchased the Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 will be pleased to know that the carrier has teamed up with Samsung for the release of a small, but important update. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Beta Info Revealed, Along With New Intro Video Monster Hunter World Beta Info Revealed, Along With New Intro Video
- December 03, 2017

Players can preload the beta starting December 8, so they can start playing as soon as possible. Requirements to take part in the action are a PlayStation 4 with a PlayStation Plus account, internet access, 5.9GB of HDD space and a "hunting spirit", apparently. (more...)