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Apple is said to negotiate buying cobalt direct from miners Apple is said to negotiate buying cobalt direct from miners
- February 21, 2018

Apple , among others, is looking into buying cobalt directly from miners in an effort to secure a stable supply, reports Bloomberg . There would be two benefits to Apple in striking such a deal ... In recent years Apple has stepped up its engagement with cobalt suppliers after the origin of the metal in its supply chain came under scrutiny from human rights groups. (more...)
Tuesday in CE: Job Board Hints Spotify Getting Serious About Hardware Venture Tuesday in CE: Job Board Hints Spotify Getting Serious About Hardware Venture
- February 21, 2018

Getty Images A trio of job listings on Spotify's website is again getting the rumor mill swirling about new hardware. " Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing", according to another job listing, which goes on to describe the job this way: "You will define and manage distribution, supply, logistics, fulfillment and customer service for hardware products". (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII co-directors exit studio after almost a decade Call of Duty: WWII co-directors exit studio after almost a decade
- February 21, 2018

Halon is also a founding member of the company and has over 20 years of industry experience that makes him the ideal fit for his new leadership role in the video game studio. The studio is responsible for developing three games in the " Call of Duty " franchise, " Modern Warfare 3 " with Infinity Ward released in 2011, " Advanced Warfare " released in 2014 and last year's " Call of Duty: WWII ". (more...)
India ranks lowest in 4G download speeds: OpenSignal India ranks lowest in 4G download speeds: OpenSignal
- February 21, 2018

OpenSignal's latest global report was published after analysing 50 billion measurements collected in the fourth quarter of 2017 to compare 4G performance in 88 countries. When it comes to average 4G LTE speeds, however, the world hasn't seen much progress since the previous annual report. Whereas, Singapore has the highest with a speed of 44.31Mbps. (more...)
Twitter For Mac App Has Been Discontinued Twitter For Mac App Has Been Discontinued
- February 21, 2018

If you use Tweetbot on iOS , your timeline, unread status, and mute filters will automatically stay in sync so you can always continue where you left off across devices. After 30 days the Twitter for Mac "will no longer be supported". Twitter has been unsuccessful to keep its Mac app up to date with the latest features. (more...)
PUBG Hits 30M Sold, But Player Base Drops PUBG Hits 30M Sold, But Player Base Drops
- February 21, 2018

Unfortunately, these numbers don't reflect the number of players actually playing the game, as player numbers are dropping. In fact, the staggering growth of PUBG is likely the reason for its sudden decrease in concurrent players, as it's impossible to maintain at its current rate. (more...)
GDPR personal data requirements mark key business actions GDPR personal data requirements mark key business actions
- February 21, 2018

Since data breaches around the world have become more and more common, protecting that confidential data has become a very hard - and very important - challenge for businesses of all sizes. "With GDPR, we now have to treat customer's email, and personally identifiable information to be as sensitive as card data information", said Subramanian. (more...)
Mets sign Jason Vargas for starting rotation Mets sign Jason Vargas for starting rotation
- February 21, 2018

In 32 starts with Kansas City past year, Vargas posted a 4.16 ERA and an 18-11 record. Per MLB.com, "For most of the offseason, the Mets brushed aside the idea of adding a starting pitcher, preferring to focus on infield and bullpen depth". (more...)
SpaceX Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Feb 21, 2018 SpaceX Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Feb 21, 2018
- February 21, 2018

But now, due to the need of some final checks for the upgraded Falcon 9 fairing , the launch has been delayed. As of Tuesday afternoon, it's been played close to 4,000 times since the February 6 launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. (more...)
Neptune's Dark Storm Is Dying According To Scientists Neptune's Dark Storm Is Dying According To Scientists
- February 21, 2018

In 2015 when it was observed by Hubble, the vortex was 3,100 miles across the long axis. Although storms have come and gone in the decades since NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft whizzed by closer than any man-made object had approached Neptune, the space agency reported that this is the first time it is actually seeing a storm diminish into oblivion. (more...)
Land plants are older than scientists thought Land plants are older than scientists thought
- February 21, 2018

The results took them further back than what the fossil record includes, indicating land plants first evolved 500 million years ago, right in the middle of the Cambrian period. Plants play a major role in the chemical weathering of continental rocks, a key process that helps to regulates the Earth's atmosphere and climate over millions of years. (more...)
Xiaomi's Gaming Smartphone BlackShark Listed Online Xiaomi's Gaming Smartphone BlackShark Listed Online
- February 21, 2018

A new leak pointing towards a high-end gaming smartphone, possibly from Xiaomi , has surfaced on benchmarking site AnTuTu. China's Weibo has thrown up an AnTuTu listing of a mysterious smartphone carrying the codename of "Blackshark". The device achieved an AnTuTu benchmark score of 2,70,680, which is now the highest rating any smartphone has ever achieved. The device is believed to run MIUI based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. (more...)
Scientists Have Discovered Almost 100 New Exoplanets
- February 21, 2018

But mission managers figured out a way to stabilize Kepler using sunlight pressure, and the spacecraft soon embarked on its K2 mission, which involves exoplanet hunting on a more limited basis, as well as observing comets and asteroids in our own solar system, supernovas and a range of other objects and phenomena. (more...)
Citadel Advisors LLC Maintains Holding in Amazon Com INC (Put)
- February 21, 2018

Amazon Com Inc now has $701.32B valuation. (AMZN) traded down $13.07 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $1,448.69. The firm owned 4,697 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock after buying an additional 189 shares during the quarter. (more...)
ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to be cheaper than Christopher Nolan's 'Intersteller' ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to be cheaper than Christopher Nolan's 'Intersteller'
- February 21, 2018

According to the reports, the rover of India's second lunar mission will cost almost Rs 800 crore. To put things into perspective, the cost of making the Hollywood movie " Interstellar " which went smashing blockbuster was $165 million i.e. (more...)
Samsung's new patent teases FLYING SCREEN for hovering video Samsung's new patent teases FLYING SCREEN for hovering video
- February 21, 2018

The sketch of the gadget seen above depicts a square contraption with four propellers and a 1:1 screen whose objective remains unclear. The panel itself isn't embedded in the body of the unmanned aircraft but is instead attached to it via two hinges and is capable of tilting itself up. (more...)
300 protesters arrested in Tehran, five security forces dead in clashes 300 protesters arrested in Tehran, five security forces dead in clashes
- February 21, 2018

Three police officers were killed in Tehran on Monday, a police spokesman said , as clashes broke out with members of a Muslim religious order seen as a threat to the Shi'ite theocratic establishment. You can even hear protesters saying this is one of the videos. Supporters of Sufi leader Nourali Tabandeh have been holding sporadic sit-ins near his home in Tehran, anxious that the 90-year-old former deputy justice minister after Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution could be detained by police. (more...)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Full specs, gallery and ride impressions Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Full specs, gallery and ride impressions
- February 21, 2018

It's though too small to make out differences to the current 911. Underpinning the auto is believed to be a modular sports vehicle platform that will eventually feature in a replacement for the 718 and possibly sports cars from other Volkswagen Group brands. (more...)
An Adorable Dumbo Octopus Stretches Its 'Wings' An Adorable Dumbo Octopus Stretches Its 'Wings'
- February 21, 2018

East Coast when their remotely operated vehicle fished a cold-water coral from a depth of nearly 2,000 meters under the sea. While exploring the ocean about 1.2 miles below the surface, scientist Tim Shank collected several samples of what appeared to be small, tan golf balls attached to coral reef branches in the Northwest Atlantic. (more...)
KeyCorp Raises Applied Materials (AMAT) Price Target to $74.00
- February 21, 2018

The stock increased 1.93% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $55.03. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.47, for a total value of $6,440,183.75. (NASDAQ: AMAT ) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 15. Passport Capital Limited Liability Corporation reported 3.5% in HSN, Inc. (more...)