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Child experts urge Facebook to discontinue its Messenger Kids app Child experts urge Facebook to discontinue its Messenger Kids app
- February 01, 2018

But health experts argue that younger kids aren't ready to have their own social media accounts and say the app should be pulled. They might not know what would be inappropriate to share with others, or who else might get access to their chats, photos, and videos. (more...)
Microsoft's cloud bet continues to pay off in latest earnings Microsoft's cloud bet continues to pay off in latest earnings
- February 01, 2018

Microsoft reported a revenue of $28.9billion, up 12% YoY, with an operating profit of $8.7 billion (up 10%). Revenue in the Surface hardware business was only up 1% from the year-ago quarter, despite the availability of several new laptops and tablets during the holiday shopping season. (more...)
Google can now predict flight delays Google can now predict flight delays
- January 31, 2018

This won't make that ultra-basic flight any more pleasant, but it could help you decide whether or not the savings are really worth the extra hassle. You can track the status of your flight by searching for your flight number or the airline and flight route, notes Google . (more...)
Red Hat to snap up CoreOS to boost container offering Red Hat to snap up CoreOS to boost container offering
- January 31, 2018

In a statement , Red Hat president of products and technologies Paul Cormier suggests Kubernetes and Linux will be central to the combined company as container technology continues to spread across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. (more...)
Microsoft update disables Intel's buggy Spectre patch Microsoft update disables Intel's buggy Spectre patch
- January 31, 2018

Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from central processing units - better known as the chip or microchip - that could allow privately stored data in computers and networks to be hacked. "For Spectre Variant 1, we continue actively working with our ecosystem partners on mitigations, including operating system patches that have begun to roll out", said Su . (more...)
Tremendous blue blood snow moon eclipse: Easy methods to take superb pictures Tremendous blue blood snow moon eclipse: Easy methods to take superb pictures
- January 31, 2018

It's being called a blue moon total lunar eclipse because it's happening during a blue moon - or the second full moon of a month. These three lunar events distinctly are not unusual, but it is exceptional for all the three to take place at the same time. (more...)
National Planning Corp Lowers Holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)
- January 31, 2018

The institutional investor owned 56,856 shares of the railroad operator's stock after selling 3,100 shares during the period. National Planning Corp's holdings in Union Pacific were worth $637,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Sold 1.35 Million Copies In Japan In 72 Hours Monster Hunter World Sold 1.35 Million Copies In Japan In 72 Hours
- January 31, 2018

As for PC games, Capcom notes that Monster Hunter Frontier Z has been performing steadily. How kind of Capcom! Capcom should be more than happy with that, especially since it's proven hugely popular here in the West , too, with the publisher stating it's shipped around 5 million units worldwide. (more...)
Humble Rockstar Games Bundle (sans Grand Theft Auto V) is out Humble Rockstar Games Bundle (sans Grand Theft Auto V) is out
- January 31, 2018

Should you fancy expanding your PC collection with some bona fide classics - and potentially donate a bit to the Rainforest Alliance in the process - you've got two weeks to do so, with the Rockstar Humble Bundle deal coming to an close on Tuesday February 13th. (more...)
Samsung confirms 'Galaxy S9' smartphone's name during Q4 2017 results announcement Samsung confirms 'Galaxy S9' smartphone's name during Q4 2017 results announcement
- January 31, 2018

Given a disastrous recall of exploding Galaxy Notes in 2016, and a scandal that saw its leader sentenced to five years in jail last year, that's somewhat remarkable. Based on leaks so far, it doesn't appear that these will be dramatically different than the current flagships. Samsung's facial recognition feature might become a little less wonky in the next iteration of the company's flagship phone, the Galaxy S9. (more...)
New Overwatch Patch Cries for Mercy New Overwatch Patch Cries for Mercy
- January 31, 2018

There's a new patch out today for Overwatch on all systems and, while most of the changes will affect all players, there is one system specific change for Xbox One X owners. No matter your platform, the patch should be live and available for download now, and Xbox One X players should notice a sharper picture right away. (more...)
Killer Whale Taught To 'Speak' Human Words Killer Whale Taught To 'Speak' Human Words
- January 31, 2018

The study also shows that the creatures are able to copy unfamiliar sounds produced by other orcas - including a sound similar to blowing a raspberry . 'We can say that killer whales and other cetaceans have a highly developed social intelligence'. Imitating vocal sounds in this way is a key component of language, and the ability to do so is rare in mammals besides humans. (more...)
Indian shares edge lower for 2nd day ahead of budget Indian shares edge lower for 2nd day ahead of budget
- January 31, 2018

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex slipped 69 points to close below the key 36,000-mark today following offloading of bets by retail investors and fresh capital outflows by foreign funds amid mixed global cues. BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty open lower on Wednesday. The BSE Midcap index closed 227 points or 1.29 per cent down at 17,364, while BSE Smallcap declined 157 points or 0.83 per cent to settle at 18,717. (more...)
Sizzling Switch sales boost Nintendo 9 month profit 31 pct Sizzling Switch sales boost Nintendo 9 month profit 31 pct
- January 31, 2018

Nintendo Switch was one of the most desired products of Christmas 2017 and the sales prospects for the current year seem to be decidedly positive. "Switch sales during the holiday season were stronger than expected in Japan, the United States and Europe", Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said at an earnings briefing. (more...)
Samsung Shares Surge After 50-1 Stock Split, Record Earnings Samsung Shares Surge After 50-1 Stock Split, Record Earnings
- January 31, 2018

The firm's largesse has encouraged investors to hold shares despite concerns that the memory business may be peaking. Do also said the stock split clearly demonstrates the company's commitment to boosting its stock price and value for its loyal shareholders. (more...)
Apple shares skid on report of iPhone X production cut Apple shares skid on report of iPhone X production cut
- January 31, 2018

Due to the whole battery slowdown saga, Apple is facing an investigation from Italy's antitrust organisation, a multitude of class action lawsuits from disgruntled users and a criminal probe in France as planned obsolescence is illegal under French law. (more...)
IOS 12 Will Focus More On Security IOS 12 Will Focus More On Security
- January 31, 2018

For iOS 12, Apple has been working on additions like a redesigned home screen app grid, a multiplayer mode for augmented reality games, and a merger of the third-party applications running on iPhones and Macs, the people said, asking not to be named discussing information that isn't public. (more...)
Google Assistant now has Hindi language support; here's how to use it Google Assistant now has Hindi language support; here's how to use it
- January 31, 2018

Like you issue commands in English, you can now issue them in Hindi. Hence, whenever you invoke Google Assistant through any of the gazillion methods and speak in Hindi, it will automatically transcribe the command to English and reply to you in proper Hindi. (more...)
Oreo Beta 3 released for the OnePlus 5T, bringing Navigation Gestures Oreo Beta 3 released for the OnePlus 5T, bringing Navigation Gestures
- January 31, 2018

The Chinese company clearly stated that it's an incremental rollout, meaning only a small batch of users will receive the update first. The OnePlus 5 , for example, came with a rear panel that looked awfully similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. (more...)
Extinction Release Date Set for April 2018 Extinction Release Date Set for April 2018
- January 31, 2018

Just before E3 2017, Iron Galaxy Studios announced Extinction , an interesting action game where players take on very big ogres in order to protect their city. The Deluxe Edition is $69.99 and includes the Days of Dolorum season pass. Use your whip to launch Avil into the air while dispatching a full-scale assault on monstrous beasts who want nothing more than to decimate you and your world. (more...)