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European Union unveils plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes European Union unveils plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes
- March 21, 2018

Under the proposals, a 3 percent tax would be levied on the sale of user data , targeted advertising, and "interfaces that put together buyers and sellers". This is a major break from the traditional way of calculating tax based on profits. In the meantime, it wants to introduce an interim tax based on revenues "created from certain digital activities which escape the current tax framework entirely". (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- March 21, 2018

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (NasdaqCM: AMD ) is -0.040923. This percentage is calculated by adding the dividend yield plus the percentage of shares repurchased. The Technology stock showed a change of 0.18% from opening and finally closed at $11.43 by scoring -0.35%. Short-term as well long term shareholders always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.80 as current ratio and on the ... (more...)
UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook UK investigating Cambridge Analytica, Facebook
- March 21, 2018

Senior executives of Cambridge Analytica, the United Kingdom political advertising firm that worked on behalf of Donald Trump's 2016 USA presidential campaign, were recorded on camera boasting about the research and analysis they did for the candidate. (more...)
BlackBerry and Microsoft Partner to Empower the Mobile Workforce BlackBerry and Microsoft Partner to Empower the Mobile Workforce
- March 21, 2018

The software should help ensure Microsoft enterprise customers are able to securely interact with their Microsoft apps in the same way, regardless of which device they use to log onto them. Microsoft (Nasdaq " MSFT " @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. (more...)
Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft
- March 21, 2018

Oil rose to its highest level so far this month, lifted by tension in the Middle East and the possibility of further falls in Venezuelan output. The S&P 500 gained 7.04 points, or 0.26 percent, to 2,719.96. At 11:00 a.m. ET, the Nasdaq declined 1.58 percent to 7,363.71 and the S&P 500 (.SPX) fell 1.05 percent to 2,723.09. Strong gains by petroleum-linked shares helped lift U.S. (more...)
Windows 10 Redstone 4 Preview 17127 Released for Fast Ring Insiders Windows 10 Redstone 4 Preview 17127 Released for Fast Ring Insiders
- March 21, 2018

When the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update lands later this year, there's one big change in store that should be welcome to impatient computing enthusiasts - or just anyone that hates system "downtime" when you could be getting work done. (more...)
Funeral of Stephen Hawking to be held in Cambridge on Easter Saturday Funeral of Stephen Hawking to be held in Cambridge on Easter Saturday
- March 21, 2018

The remains of the legendary physicist and icon, who died last week , will be laid in the church during a thanksgiving service later this year, the abbey said. "He was an integral and highly recognisable part of the university and the city", they said in a statement. Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said they chose to hold the funeral in Cambridge in recognition that it is the city their father "loved so much and which loved him". (more...)
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says it is time to delete Facebook WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says it is time to delete Facebook
- March 21, 2018

Acton and Jan Koum founded WhatsApp together. Facebook had bought WhatsApp in 2014 for a whopping sum of $21 billion. "It is time. #deletefacebook ", Acton wrote. Schneiderman. It also started in 2014, when an academic of Russian origin Aleksandr Kogan created a Facebook app which paid thousands of users to take a psychological test. (more...)
Google View Image: how to get it back Google View Image: how to get it back
- March 21, 2018

Thanks to developer, Joshua B, who has developed ViewImage extensions for both Chrome and Firefox that returns the " View Image " button to its familiar home. Sullivan's Twitter announcement about the change riled up hundreds of users who protested loudly. Click a thumbnail and you cannot only view the image by itself, you can also add it to Pinterest, clip it to OneNote, and play a little slideshow of similar pictures. (more...)
Marvel Themed Parks Coming to Disneyland Marvel Themed Parks Coming to Disneyland
- March 21, 2018

The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe, furthering the evolution of Disney California Adventure park. That comes as no surprise; the Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland is the park's most popular. The Marvel area at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, will be centered around Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!, which opened past year, in the nearby space occupied by ... (more...)
EBay launches AR tool to make shipping a breeze EBay launches AR tool to make shipping a breeze
- March 21, 2018

Still, it's clear that ARCore is good news for Android-loyal furniture shoppers. The Place app lets you produce digital versions of Ikea's products and uses the power of augmented reality to sort of bring them to life. The app was first available on iOS, but now that ARCore is in place, it can finally get the Android debut we've been waiting for. It's an easy way to see how different pieces will look, and make sure they'll fit in your space, before you buy. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Campaign Takes 25 Hours To Complete Far Cry 5 Campaign Takes 25 Hours To Complete
- March 20, 2018

They say a dog is man's best friend, and Ubisoft clearly agrees with this sentiment in its latest Far Cry 5 trailer, where one bloke is happy pouring hours into the open-world adventure game while being smitten with his canine companion. (more...)
Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone postpaid plans Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone postpaid plans
- March 20, 2018

Large operators have been flagging pressure on revenue and profitability, blaming the rock-bottom data tariffs and free offerings of newcomer Reliance Jio for deteriorating financial health of the sector. The company is giving free unlimited calls on roaming to its prepaid customers who travel a lot. Given that the Indian telecom company, Aircel, already got discontinued and stopped its services by the end of last month, Aircel customers are now switching to either Airtel or Vodafone. (more...)
HTC Vive Pro to arrive in April at $799 HTC Vive Pro to arrive in April at $799
- March 20, 2018

In addition, HTC has also announced a price cut of $100 for the VIVE full kit and it is now available at a price of $499. The Vive Pro becomes available for pre-order today, and as it works with SteamVR Tracking 10 and 2.0, existing Vive owners can upgrade their headsets while continuing to use their controllers. (more...)
'Star Wars: Episode 9': Domhnall Gleeson looks forward to comedy scenes 'Star Wars: Episode 9': Domhnall Gleeson looks forward to comedy scenes
- March 20, 2018

Gleeson is pretty confident that with J.J. Abrams' script for Star Wars 9, he will definitely get to do something exciting in the movie, only in case if he is in for the film. This might hint that he would still look after him in the upcoming movie. Empire caught up with Johnson's long-time producer Ram Bergman at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards and he gave an update on the status of the new films. (more...)
Apple Cashback Offer: iPhone X, iMacs get upto Rs 10000 off Apple Cashback Offer: iPhone X, iMacs get upto Rs 10000 off
- March 20, 2018

The cashback offer is valid from March 12, 2018, to June 10, 2018, and offers up to Rs 10,000 in cashback on the purchase of an Apple iPhone. However, Apple hosted a sale on Amazon last week, under the banner of Apple fest, with Amazon offering heavy discounts on all the Apple devices in its sale.The Amazon sale also came up with up to Rs. (more...)
New Petition Asks The Crown's Matt Smith To Donate Pay Difference New Petition Asks The Crown's Matt Smith To Donate Pay Difference
- March 20, 2018

Smith came into The Crown - on which he played Prince Philip for two seasons - with considerably more experience after having spent three seasons starring as The Doctor on Doctor Who . The explanation has not appeased critics who argued that the discrepancy should only have shown up in the first season, before Foy was garlanded with awards and acclaim. (more...)
Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API Microsoft DirectX Raytracing API
- March 20, 2018

As the post explains, raytracing is not a new rendering method by any means but has not been a practical option for real-time rendering for game devs in the past because of its computationally demanding nature. All in all, the new NVIDIA RTX Technology provides a path for game developers to further boost realism in their games through the usage of real time ray tracing which is something they might not able to be done before. (more...)
Anthony Joshua predicts which round he will KO Joseph Parker in Anthony Joshua predicts which round he will KO Joseph Parker in
- March 20, 2018

The bout will take place for the WBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles in front of over 80,000 fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. "I think just take one step at a time because Parker is not a mug". They probably don't know what we are going to come in and do in the fight. "A very, very focused guy". (more...)
'Oumuamua Origin Discovered: Asteroid Came From Tatooine-Like Binary Star System 'Oumuamua Origin Discovered: Asteroid Came From Tatooine-Like Binary Star System
- March 20, 2018

Scientists originally thought it might be an icy comet, but now agree it is an asteroid. The study found that rocky objects are more likely to have originated in binary star systems than from single star systems like the one Earth is located in. (more...)