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LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018 LG will introduce new gram laptops at CES 2018
- December 14, 2017

The LG Gram series will come with either Intel Core i7 or i5 processors and SSD storage. The new LG Gram laptops come in 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch display size variants. LG will show off the Gram at CES 2018 , with the laptop going on sale in USA in January; more countries are set to get the Gram soon after. The precision touchpad enhances fingertip control with a smoother and more accurate pointer system. (more...)
US, Italian, Russian astronauts return from ISS, land in Kazakhstan US, Italian, Russian astronauts return from ISS, land in Kazakhstan
- December 14, 2017

Italy's Paolo Nespoli is back on Earth. The capsule landed in the snow-covered and windswept steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region. The three were extracted from the capsule within 20 minutes and appeared to be in good condition. (more...)
Google Maps Go hits Play Store but doesn't support any device yet Google Maps Go hits Play Store but doesn't support any device yet
- December 14, 2017

Google Maps Go is supported in over 70 countries, and has most of Maps' core features, including turn-by-turn directions, map layers, and highlighted areas of interest. Apart from this, some other Go-series apps have also been launched. Up until now only Files Go file manager was available as a separate download via Google Play Store. (more...)
Stephen Hawking To Find Out If Oumuamua Is Being Manned By Aliens Stephen Hawking To Find Out If Oumuamua Is Being Manned By Aliens
- December 14, 2017

The object in question is 'Oumuamua, an asteroid from another star system now zipping past Jupiter at about 196,000 miles per hour, too fast to be trapped by the sun's gravitational pull. Despite that, Breakthrough Listen will still be able to closely observe 'Oumuamua, and plans to do so December 13, at 3 p.m. ET. The team of scientists, called Breakthrough Listen, will use the world's largest directable radio telescope, at Green Bank in West Virginia, to follow it for ten hours today ... (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 started rolling out with Android 8.0 Oreo Xiaomi Mi A1 started rolling out with Android 8.0 Oreo
- December 14, 2017

The new camera app will now support telephoto camera mode and a wide-angle mode. Meanwhile, users interested to download Android Oreo beta for Nokia 5 can head over to Nokia .com and fill in their IMEI number and network operator details. (more...)
New Samsung Notebook 9 unveiled New Samsung Notebook 9 unveiled
- December 14, 2017

The 13.3-inch model comes with one USB Type-C port , two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port and a Dollars card slot. Be it in terms of specifications, slim design and overall build quality, everything about the Samsung Notebook 9 boasts of premium quality and it delivers on every front and good news is, it comes with a S-pen which makes it easy to mark things and use it in tablet mode especially for users who value productivity. (more...)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) SVP Sells 5760 Shares of Stock Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) SVP Sells 5760 Shares of Stock
- December 14, 2017

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.78% of the company's stock. The stock had opened the regular trading at $172.15 and managed a -0.56% price change to reach $171.7 through the close. FEDERIGHI CRAIG also sold $9.98M worth of Apple Inc . Also, the current price highlights a discount of 24.03% to analysts' high consensus price target. (more...)
Arctic ice report: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace Arctic ice report: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace
- December 14, 2017

Arctic sea ice is becoming increasingly thin and transient, and this is having huge impacts on flora and fauna of the region, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. -Snow cover up in Asia, down in North America. The #Arctic saw its 2nd warmest year on record, says @NOAA's Arctic Report Card issued at #AGU17 . (more...)
Crytek is Suing the Developers of Star Citizen for Breaching CryEngine Copyright Crytek is Suing the Developers of Star Citizen for Breaching CryEngine Copyright
- December 14, 2017

In addition, the partnership between the two companies included Crytek's involvement in Star Citizen's marketing. "Shortly thereafter, Defendants removed Crytek trademarks and copyright notices from the Star Citizen video game and related marketing materials in breach of the GLA". (more...)
Display fingerprint sensors to be available in 2018 - the next big feature?
- December 13, 2017

There's going to be at least one major flagship smartphone which features an in-display fingerprint scanner in 2018. To distinguish between spoofs and actual fingers, there is a PurePrint anti-spoof technology in place, the company says . (more...)
Blue Origin flies next-generation New Shepard vehicle
- December 13, 2017

The latest test launch took place on Tuesday, with a brand new rocket and an upgraded crew capsule that closer resembles the spacecraft that will launch passengers. Once released from the booster, passengers in the relatively spacious crew cabin will experience four to five minutes of weightlessness as the spacecraft arcs over and begins falling back to Earth, enjoying a spectacular panoramic view through the largest windows ever designed for spaceflight. (more...)
England move to suspend Lion Ben Duckett England move to suspend Lion Ben Duckett
- December 13, 2017

England coach Trevor Bayliss described the incident as "trivial" but he and rest of the England team management were left furious at another idiotic drink-fuelled off-field incident shaming the England name. you feel for them", Moeen added. Blokes can't keep making the same mistake. Non-drinker Moeen is certainly sick of hearing about team-mates showing up the touring party, saying: "We're all grown men and we should know how to behave". (more...)
Hot Stock to Watch: Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)
- December 13, 2017

Veritas Asset Management Llp sold 3,500 shares as Moody's Corp (MCO)'s stock rose 1.64%. Synchrony Financial's average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 31.4 percent during the past 12 months. Sei Invests invested in 0.22% or 253,622 shares. Wright Investors Ser stated it has 9,645 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Quotient Limited (NASDAQ:QTNT). (more...)
RIL rubbishes reports of Reliance Jio listing RIL rubbishes reports of Reliance Jio listing
- December 13, 2017

Now to match up the offering of telecom giants Idea has launched a new plan of Rs. 309. Reliance Jio has refused to comment on news that the company is mulling over initial public offer or IPO listing in early 2019. In the tariff voucher of Rs 309, one can get free voice and data benefits. Idea is also giving an additional 1GB data for those who recharge their Idea number via MyIdea app/website. (more...)
Apple enables all developers to offer app pre-ordering Apple enables all developers to offer app pre-ordering
- December 13, 2017

Pre-booking is typically used for buying products like phones ahead of time to guarantee a unit, which isn't really a problem with apps. It's a fairly simple process, so expect to see plenty of apps available for pre-order in the coming weeks and months. (more...)
Trump wants USA to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars Trump wants USA to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars
- December 13, 2017

Jack Schmitt, one of the most recent men to have walked on the moon, Trump described the directive, portraying space exploration as an encapsulation of America's "pioneering spirit". Gidley included that Trump's choice depends on suggestions from the National Space Council, which is led by Vice President Pence. Gidley offered a comparable explanation, that Trump will "change our country's human spaceflight strategy to enable America to wind up plainly the main thrust for the space business, ... (more...)
ARK: Survival Evolved 'Abberation' Expansion Out Now ARK: Survival Evolved 'Abberation' Expansion Out Now
- December 13, 2017

The expansion is now live on all supported platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC. Originally due in October, Ark's Aberration expansion is out now-bringing with it an new underground biome, dozens of alien-like dinos and over 50 new craftable items. (more...)
Instagram Radically Transforms Its Feed With Major New Update Instagram Radically Transforms Its Feed With Major New Update
- December 13, 2017

You'll also see a "Follow" button. Conversely, it's useful for when you want to see more of a certain topic, but don't want to deal with everything else individual users post. Tap the one you want. By liking or leaving a comment on the posts of hashtags they're following, Instagram will learn which posts are most relevant to the user. (more...)
Facebook to pay taxes on earnings in each country Facebook to pay taxes on earnings in each country
- December 13, 2017

Facebook started billing customers in the United Kingdom from its local subsidiary, rather than through Ireland, a move that resulted in an increased tax bill for the company in the UK. That significantly boosted revenue and profits for its United Kingdom business, and has meant that so far it has paid higher taxes. Facebook Inc. (more...)
Nasa's Juno digs deep into Jupiter's ferocious Great Red Spot storm Nasa's Juno digs deep into Jupiter's ferocious Great Red Spot storm
- December 13, 2017

According to a statement, the massive oval, which features clouds racing at speeds far more significant than any storm on Earth, penetrates well into the planet's atmosphere, with its roots going as much as 300km deep. Of course in terms of visiting Jupiter this is a moot point, you see Jupiter has a magnetic field surrounding it that's 20,000 times stronger than Earth's. (more...)