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CNN Pulls The Plug on Snapchat's 'The Update' CNN Pulls The Plug on Snapchat's 'The Update'
- December 23, 2017

CNN is giving up on its Snapchat news show, which launch only four months ago. According to the Wall Street Journal , the decision was based on "the realization that there wasn't a clear enough path to make money". In an effort to appeal to a younger demographic, CNN teamed up with Snapchat for a daily news show, The Update , earlier this year. NBC and CNN aren't the only news outlets in Snapchat's Discover section. (more...)
YouTube Can Finally Display Vertical Videos in Full-Screen on iOS
- December 22, 2017

These include videos that are square-shaped and in other aspect ratios like 16:9 and 4:9. Its been two years far since the feature is rolling out in Android variant of YouTube application. "In the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in". Tapping full-screen - which now has an icon that adjusts to the shape of the video - lets vertical video take up the entire display. (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) SVP Sells $754500.00 in Stock Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) SVP Sells $754500.00 in Stock
- December 22, 2017

A number of analysts have issued reports on AMD shares. (NASDAQ:HAS) to report earnings on February, 5. The company has a quick ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.61. The stock traded within a range of $10.87 and $11.08. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.07 million shares. Highbridge Mngmt reported 0% in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (more...)
Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age
- December 22, 2017

John Poole, founder of the organization, posted on a blog that processors in iPhones slow down and decrease in performance as batteries age and lose capacity. "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", an Apple spokesperson said in response to an AFP inquiry. (more...)
Chromebook model in 2018 could be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC Chromebook model in 2018 could be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC
- December 22, 2017

However, the chipsets used at those time were not up to the mark. Meanwhile, "cheza" is believed to be the reference device that's being powered by the Qualcomm processor. It also opens the door for Chromebooks to support more advanced hardware features, including biometrics, VR and AR, and more. However, Google has never fully embraced Qualcomm ARM processors for Chromebooks. (more...)
Plans Offering 1GB Daily 4G Data & Unlimited Calling Compared! Plans Offering 1GB Daily 4G Data & Unlimited Calling Compared!
- December 22, 2017

The Rs 299 plan offers the same talktime, SMS and JioPrime benefits, but will allow users to access upto 2GB of 4G data per day. Data of 0.15 GB can be used per day at high speed under the recharge packs priced from Rs 52 to Rs 149, followed by a speed of 64 Kbps, according to the Jio website. (more...)
Skull-shaped asteroid approaching Earth Skull-shaped asteroid approaching Earth
- December 22, 2017

It's officially known as asteroid 2015 TB145 and last zoomed by on October 31, 2015, coming within 302,000 miles of our planet, which is about 1.3 times the distance from Earth to the moon. That means that the asteroid can reflect around 5 to 6% of sunlight. Santos-Sanz explains that this means it's really dark, saying that it's just slightly more reflective than charcoal. (more...)
Stifel Financial Corp Lowers Stake in Intuit Inc. (INTU)
- December 22, 2017

About 21,615 shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. Therefore 41% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 11. (more...)
Huawei gives Nokia full hand of smartphone patent deals Huawei gives Nokia full hand of smartphone patent deals
- December 22, 2017

The deal with Huawei means that Nokia now has smartphone patent licesing deal with nearly all major smartphone manufacturers out there including Apple , Samsung Electronics, LG, and Xiaomi . "It's a significant deal because Nokia now has agreements with all the big phonemakers". Nokia could take home some Euro 100 million annually. The two companies are strong rivals in the global telecoms equipment market. (more...)
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman
- December 22, 2017

Schmidt first joined Google as CEO in 2001, back when the company only had several hundred employees, and become its executive chairman 10 years later. When Google restructured under Alphabet, he resumed that position at the parent company. "I'm incredibly excited about the progress our companies are making, and about the strong leaders who are driving that innovation", Alphabet CEO Larry Page stated in a statement . (more...)
Civilization VI Available Today on iPad Civilization VI Available Today on iPad
- December 22, 2017

The game does not seem to be a cut-down version either, with the entirety of the base game available on mobile, which has been "Rebuilt with touch controls". The iPad version of Civilization VI was developed by Aspyr Media, who specializes in adapting large gaming franchises to mobile devices. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. (more...)
Apple reportedly developing EKG reader for future Apple Watch models Apple reportedly developing EKG reader for future Apple Watch models
- December 21, 2017

The Apple Watch is now great at gathering historical data about the body that can be used to find trends. Behind the walls of Cupertino, a version of the Apple Watch being tested requires users to squeeze the frame with two fingers to send a weak electrical current to the heart to pick up signals, the report said. (more...)
Government incentives required to make eletric vehicles affordable in India: Maruti Suzuki Government incentives required to make eletric vehicles affordable in India: Maruti Suzuki
- December 21, 2017

While there is a lot of debate around zero emissions, making India free from fossil fuel dependent vehicles and making country's all fleet run on electric cars by 2030, Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) on Thursday said, ultimately the electric vehicle that any company makes should be affordable and meet customer requirements. (more...)
Blizzard Hard At Work On A New Game - And It'll Have Vehicles
- December 21, 2017

Blizzard has inadvertently revealed, with a job announcement, that it is working on a new unannounced project, for which we learn that it will be played in the first person and that there will be vehicles that can be controlled. Aside from the mention of first-person gameplay, there's no real hint as to what the game may be. It would be interesting how vehicles will interact with the current " Overwatch " gameplay. (more...)
Facebook to Integrate Universal Music Group's Music Into Its Platforms Facebook to Integrate Universal Music Group's Music Into Its Platforms
- December 21, 2017

Universal Music Group has also said that this multi-year agreement will be expanded later to cover Facebook Messenger as well. Over time, this could expand to users being able to access the archives of UMG music as part of the social platforms. (more...)
Peru's Guerrero cleared for World Cup as ban cut Peru's Guerrero cleared for World Cup as ban cut
- December 21, 2017

The 33-year-old's penalty was reduced to six months by the appeal committee for world football governing body FIFA, meaning he will be eligible to return in May, reports Xinhua news agency. Federation Internationale de Football Association had banned Guerrero for 12 months on December 8, retroactive to November 3, for testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine. (more...)
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub
- December 21, 2017

It also increased its holding in Franco Nevada Corp (Call) (NYSE:FNV) by 100 shares in the quarter, for a total of 240 shares, and has risen its stake in Spirit Airls Inc (NASDAQ:SAVE). Checchi Cap Advisers holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc . BTIG Research assumed coverage on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research note on Monday. (more...)
IOS Games With Loot Boxes Must Disclose Item Drop Rates In Advance IOS Games With Loot Boxes Must Disclose Item Drop Rates In Advance
- December 21, 2017

A change to the App Store guidelines means developers using loot boxes or similar mechanics must now reveal the odds for each item drop. The new guideline of course also means that small businesses and non-profit organizations that have relied on third-party app developers to publish their apps in the past will now need to go through the process of signing up for their own Apple Developer accounts and more actively participate in the app publishing process, however Apple has noted that ... (more...)
Facebook modifies the way it alerts users to fake news Facebook modifies the way it alerts users to fake news
- December 21, 2017

Facebook has chose to ditch one of its most public efforts to tackle the issue of fake news just a year after it first launched. In a post on Medium, Facebook product designer Jeff Smith said disputed flags buried important information relevant to debunking the hoax and required at least two fact checkers to dispute the article. (more...)
Spongy Rocks responsible for disappearance of water on Mars Spongy Rocks responsible for disappearance of water on Mars
- December 21, 2017

Because Mars is cold and not terribly geologically active, it's unlikely, Wade says, that any aquifers of water persist in the upper mantle, though he is uncertain if liquid water might survive at deeper levels. As Mars's atmosphere thinned out, much of the water evaporated and escaped with other gases. "Because of these factors the planet's geological chemistry naturally drags water down into the mantle, whereas on early Earth hydrated rocks tended to float until they dehydrate". (more...)