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Newcomer Genesis gets top JD Power quality honors Newcomer Genesis gets top JD Power quality honors
- June 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Kia has claimed the top spot in a survey of new vehicle quality for the second straight year. The survey ranks auto brands by the reported number of flaws per 100 owners in the first 90 days of buying a new vehicle. "As Ford accelerates the pace of innovation, we believe this best-ever quality ranking demonstrates our new technologies are reliable and easy to use", said Bennie Fowler, group vice president, Quality. (more...)
Here Are Some Of The New Features In iOS 11
- June 11, 2017

Apple has revealed that its latest mobile operating system will include a "do not disturb" feature to stop phone use at the wheel. Apple executive Craig Federighi made the announcement Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. (more...)
Apple WWDC 2017 Conference Revealed New iMac Models With Intel Kaby Lake Apple WWDC 2017 Conference Revealed New iMac Models With Intel Kaby Lake
- June 07, 2017

The iMac Pro with two additional 5K displays. John Ternus begins his presentation by talking about the display. The company said the screen is also 43 percent brighter than its previous models. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro rocks a native resolution of 2224x1668 (264 PPI) with 20% more screen real estate over the 9.7-inch model, and 40% smaller bezels. (more...)
Job creation slumps in May; unemployment rate at 4.3 percent
- June 03, 2017

Still, investors continue to give both the economy and President Donald Trump's administration the benefit of the doubt, said Michael Arone, chief investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. ET after drifting little changed ahead of the report. Against the yen, the USA dollar fell to two week lows and last changed hands at 110.44 yen, down 0.8 per cent. (more...)
Apple's Siri-powered smart speaker will reportedly debut next month
- June 01, 2017

It's unclear if the Siri speaker will indeed make its debut at WWDC, potentially significantly ahead of its actual launch, though in some ways the developer audience there does make sense. This year's developers conference will be the first since 2013 to introduce new hardware. Additionally, a new Bloomberg report sheds some more light on how Apple may carve out space for itself in a market now dominated by Google and Amazon . (more...)
Ariana Grande Has Released an Official Statement on Manchester Arena Bombing Ariana Grande Has Released an Official Statement on Manchester Arena Bombing
- May 30, 2017

Officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in the New York Times . The United States has apparently annoyed two of its closest allies, the UK and Israel, by its recent inability to keep secrets concerning security intelligence. (more...)
Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces
- May 29, 2017

Speaking at a news conference in London, Dillon explained that the remaining ISIS militants control less than 10 square kilometers of the city, adding that cleansing this area is hard to control and constitutes a great challenge. When the operation to retake Mosul was launched last October, the United Nations estimated more than a million civilians were still living in the city. (more...)
That story about unaccompanied children at a Manchester Holiday Inn isn't true
- May 24, 2017

A woman who shepherded 50 children to a nearby hotel in the aftermath of the Ariana Grande concert bombing is being hailed as a hero. An electronic advertising board displays a Union flag and the words " Pray for Manchester ", close to the Manchester Arena . (more...)
QUALCOMM's (QCOM) Buy Rating Reiterated at Mizuho
- May 24, 2017

Kornitzer Capital Management Inc decreased Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) stake by 20,657 shares to 670,831 valued at $25.77 million in 2016Q4. Sterling Global Strategies LLC increased its position in QUALCOMM by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Nike Announces New Collection of Apple Watch Bands Nike Announces New Collection of Apple Watch Bands
- May 23, 2017

According to the company, the new band colors have been "inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk". These new bands feature the same style as the existing Nike Sport Bands with a perforated design similar to the standard Sport Bands for Apple Watch. (more...)
North Korea launches another ballistic missile test, says South's military North Korea launches another ballistic missile test, says South's military
- May 22, 2017

The above given information was reportedly attested when North Korea's state media confirmed the estimates. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. made the remarks at a lecture for a Tokyo think tank after meeting with Japanese leaders that he said focused on North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. (more...)
New Microsoft Surface Pro Coming Our Way on Tuesday New Microsoft Surface Pro Coming Our Way on Tuesday
- May 22, 2017

Microsoft will host a big event in Shanghai on Tuesday, May 23. As mentioned in a previous post, a successor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is years away according to Microsoft CVP for Surface Computing Panos Panay. Apple recently released a new version of its 9.7-inch tablet simply called iPad. These include the keyboard, the stylus, and the mouse. They come in four different colors. (more...)
Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks
- May 21, 2017

The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, popping up a red screen with the words, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" and demanding money through online bitcoin payment — $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. (more...)
'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack: What We Know
- May 21, 2017

The ransomware virus is such lethal and smart that "it also drops a file named '!Please Read Me!.txt' which contains the text explaining what has happened (to the computer) and how to pay the ransom". But the kill switch couldn't help those already infected. Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with. "Some organisations just aren't aware of the risks; some don't want to risk interrupting important business processes; sometimes they are short-staffed", ... (more...)
Blizzard REVEALS new Skins and voice lines Blizzard REVEALS new Skins and voice lines
- May 20, 2017

What can players expect from this momentous event? Before many of us had even gotten our hands on Overwatch , Blizzard's animated shorts warmed us up to its characters, setting, and lore. "So our first season started with " Recall " and ended with 'The Last Bastion .'" According to Kaplan, the team is "hard at work on more of those" and "making good progress". (more...)
Dignity PLC (LON:DTY) Noted As 'Hold' In Update From Peel Hunt
- May 17, 2017

The SI to Patrick Industries's float is 3.99%. The stock declined 0.87% or $1.01 reaching $115.22 per share. About 695,391 shares traded. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) has risen 34.89% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
HTC unveils U11, a smartphone that you squeeze to interact with HTC unveils U11, a smartphone that you squeeze to interact with
- May 17, 2017

That means it's metal and glass - a departure from the all-aluminum unibody designs of past HTC phones - with curved panels that blend into the metal frame and vibrant, pearlescent colors. HTC U11 also features a technology called "Acoustic Zoom", which makes the audio sound louder as you zoom into a video. Users can also customise the Edge Sense functions. (more...)
Android Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), A7 (2016) in India Android Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016), A7 (2016) in India
- May 16, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 7 7570 SoC (System-On-Chip), coupled with Mali-T720 GPU to handle the graphics. The battery will be of 3,200 mAh and not the original 3,500 mAh that was on the device before it was recalled. As time is passing Galaxy Note 8 coming into news. (more...)
Callista Gingrich To Be Named Vatican Ambassador Callista Gingrich To Be Named Vatican Ambassador
- May 16, 2017

A nomination of Callista Gingrich could come this week, pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics. Mr. Gingrich, reached by phone on Sunday evening, declined to confirm or deny that his wife would be nominated, saying only that he and his wife were told to " be very cautious " until an actual nomination was announced. (more...)
Oil prices move up on hopes supply glut may ease Oil prices move up on hopes supply glut may ease
- May 16, 2017

In a joint statement issued after the briefing, both ministers agreed to do whatever it takes to reduce global inventories to their five-year average and expressed optimism they will secure support for the extension from other producers. OPEC, of which the Saudis are the de facto leaders, is likely to follow suit when its 13 members meet in Vienna on May 25. The nearest crude spreads are also at their least bearish since the end of March, a sign that traders of physical oil barrels, as ... (more...)
Woman killed saving daughter on Mother's Day in NY Woman killed saving daughter on Mother's Day in NY
- May 16, 2017

Mother and daughter were struck Sunday by a Toyota Corolla that 80-year-old driver Ann Riolo had accidentally put in reverse as she was leaving a bakery in Lindenhurst. "The mom was hands down a hero". This past Mother's Day, however, a NY mother made the ultimate sacrifice for her teenage daughter. Her daughter was treated for her injuries and is not likely to die. (more...)
SEGA Plans Revival of Major IPs SEGA Plans Revival of Major IPs
- May 16, 2017

In a way, Sega has already begun this process. Recently though the company has started to port over games like Bayonetta and Vanquish to PC, but it isn't going to stop there. Back in the day, SEGA used to be a pretty big household name as far as gaming was concerned. Beyond that, titles like Shinobi and Streets of Rage feel like pretty safe bets, while more grandiose efforts - such as a Skies of Arcadia revival - are much more of a longshot. (more...)
Murray frustrated by limp display in Coric loss Murray frustrated by limp display in Coric loss
- May 12, 2017

The Briton has endured a tough season on clay, suffering a shock defeat in the last 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters last month and also losing in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open . Djokovic was dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set. Nadal meets David Goffin in the quarter-finals on Friday after the Belgian beat Milos Raonic 6-4 6-2, while Djokovic will play Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori, who saw off David Ferrer of Spain ... (more...)
Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered Echo rival makes Skype calls
- May 09, 2017

After a leak earlier today that revealed information about its upcoming product, Harman Kardon has officially unveiled the Invoke smart speaker that's powered by Cortana. Harmon Kardon plans to begin shipping the device only in the US this fall. Back in November, Google launched its own smart speaker called Home in the United States and made it available in the United Kingdom earlier last month, while Apple's Siri-based smart speaker has been in prototype testing since last fall and is ... (more...)
Overwatch loot box probabilities revealed - at least for China Overwatch loot box probabilities revealed - at least for China
- May 08, 2017

In China, the new rules around online gaming went into effect on May 1. However, it seems unlikely that these odds would be different for different markets of the world, and, personally speaking, they seem accurate when compared to my own play experiences. (more...)
Overkill's The Walking Dead Pushed Back To Second Half Of 2018 Overkill's The Walking Dead Pushed Back To Second Half Of 2018
- May 08, 2017

Hopefully we'll get a better idea of how the game's development is coming along then. Overkill's The Walking Dead was announced in 2014 with a 2016 release window. For more on Overkill's plans for The Walking Dead , check out their website . Thankfully, The Walking Dead doesn't appear to be losing steam any time soon. (more...)
Facebook to make debut in premium TV shows next month
- May 07, 2017

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, in company's Q1 earnings call, said that he has been doubling down on investment in video, predicting that the news feed will eventually be mostly video. Facebook looks at scripted programming as a crucial step to retain users, particularly the company's younger demographic share that is flocking to its rival - Snapchat. (more...)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races to top of the sales charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races to top of the sales charts
- May 06, 2017

Nintendo added in its press release that 45% of Switch owners purchased the title, which would indicate it's the second most important game for the console behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's a computer-assisted way of keeping you on the track no matter how bad you may be at turning, which for most Mario Kart rookies is probably the hardest part of the game to get used to. (more...)
Battle Pass Reveals 2-Act Co-Op Campaign Battle Pass Reveals 2-Act Co-Op Campaign
- May 06, 2017

The DOTA 2 game client, otherwise, will remain unaffected and will still be free to play like it always has been. How good is this year's Battle Pass? 25% of all Battle Pass sales contribute to the prize pool for the global 2017 Dota 2 tournament. (more...)
OnePlus 5 will arrive this summer OnePlus 5 will arrive this summer
- May 06, 2017

Imagination runs riot, particularly when it comes to coining "rumors" and "leaks" about smartphones and that is possibly what is happening with OnePlus 5 . Moving on, the video turns to the back of the OnePlus 5 . Phonemaker OnePlus traditionally launches its phones in the middle of the year and, after OnePlus3 and OnePlus3T, it will be skipping a number in naming its next model. (more...)
Tom Clancy's The Division free weekend, promotional pricing begins tomorrow
- May 04, 2017

The publisher is discounting the full game to make the deal even more tempting. Ubisoft has just announced that The Division will be getting a free weekend from May 4 to May 7. The Division , an autonomous unit of tactical agents leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, is activated to save society. If you had meant to pick up the game, only to wait for the price to come down a bit and then forgot about it altogether, now is your chance to see whether you truly want the game. (more...)
New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS
- May 03, 2017

Chromebooks, rugged laptops that generally cost less than $200, run the browser-like Chrome operating system and easily plug in to Google's range of mostly free-to-use productivity software. To cut the long story short, Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop which is based on the OS should technically be up and running in a jiffy. Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for the users wanting to install apps outside of the store. (more...)
Fact check: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up Fact check: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up
- May 02, 2017

Given that the plan is similar to what Trump proposed on the campaign trail, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget did a rough cost estimate of his latest ideas and concluded they could cost $5.5 trillion in lost revenue during the first decade. (more...)
Nintendo Will Host Splatoon 2 Tournament at E3 This Year
- April 28, 2017

Q4 is ALWAYS the biggest sales period for console makers. One reason behind the Switch's strong start is that unlike its predecessor Wii U, the console has a long list of game titles from independent studios because Nintendo made the Switch compatible with publicly available game development platforms from the start, said Hirokazu Hamamura, a director at Kadokawa Dwango Corp (9468.T), which publishes games magazines. (more...)
Chrome for Android updated with easier history wipe, new long press action Chrome for Android updated with easier history wipe, new long press action
- April 27, 2017

While downloads were only previously manageable either through secondary, on-device software dedicated to downloads and through the Android system in the notifications bar, the new page will allow for both viewing and management of those downloads within Chrome itself. (more...)

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