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Nigeria seals deal with Switzerland to return $321m Abacha loot Nigeria seals deal with Switzerland to return $321m Abacha loot
- December 05, 2017

Although an agreement to repatriate the money was signed in March, the Nigerian Ministry of Justice, the World Bank and lawyers from Switzerland and the U.S. However on Monday, Switzerland announced that the battle was over and that the money will finally be returned. The Nigerian government is expected to spend the loot on social protection programmes in the country, when it is returned. (more...)
Apple's USA market share dropped ahead of iPhone X Apple's USA market share dropped ahead of iPhone X
- December 05, 2017

Apple 's delayed launch of the iPhone X hurt the iPhone market share around the world, research firm Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday. APPLE HAS SEEN its share of the smartphone market shrink in the United Kingdom due to the late release of the iPhone X . (more...)
First Trust Advisors LP Reduces Holdings in Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (SBRA)
- December 05, 2017

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (SBRA) traded down $0.05 on Monday, reaching $19.32. About 1.54M shares traded or 0.44% up from the average. This is an increase from Sabra Health Care REIT's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, November 6 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Citigroup initiated the stock with "Sell" rating in Thursday, November 12 report. (more...)
New Five Nights at Freddy's Game Released... Disguised as a Pizzeria Simulator New Five Nights at Freddy's Game Released... Disguised as a Pizzeria Simulator
- December 05, 2017

Called Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator , the game dropped onto Steam unexpectedly, something Cawthon loves to do to his fans. Presenting a fun Five Nights adventure with a lighter touch for the holidays. (more...)
RK Nagar Bypoll: Nominations Of Jayalalithaa's Niece Deepa And Actor Vishal Rejected RK Nagar Bypoll: Nominations Of Jayalalithaa's Niece Deepa And Actor Vishal Rejected
- December 05, 2017

This means they will not be able to compete in the battle, which has been a centrepiece in the factional battle within the AIADMK. Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa filed her papers as a member of the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, a party floated by her. (more...)
Google Built AI That Can Build Its Own AI Google Built AI That Can Build Its Own AI
- December 05, 2017

AutoML acts as a controller neural network that can create a "child" network to execute a specific task. The evaluation is then fed back to the controller, which uses the information to propose a new model. According to studies, the Google "brain" can pick out these objects with a 82.7% accuracy rate. Moreover, it performs 1.2% better than all previously published results . (more...)
Samsung 512GB eUFS Storage For Smartphones Goes Into Production Samsung 512GB eUFS Storage For Smartphones Goes Into Production
- December 05, 2017

According to Samsung, its new 512GB eUFS offering features eight 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND chip and a controller chip that stacked together in one single solution. For random operations, the new eUFS can read 42,000 IOPS and write 40,000 IOPS. They 64-layer V-NAND chips should also do well in other embedded devices, which are expected to soon proliferate as 5G networks create possibilities for sophisticated devices in a great many locations. (more...)
Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China) Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China)
- December 05, 2017

Nvidia says these games have been provided by Nintendo under license. In a move that may sound surprising to Western Nintendo fans it has been announced in China that Wii titles will be available on Nvidia Shield . Nintendo will launch a selection of its most popular Wii and GameCube games on Nvidia's Android-powered Shield tablet in China. Nvidia is launching its Shield TV set-top box in the Chinese market. (more...)
SIM-free iPhone X now available in the US SIM-free iPhone X now available in the US
- December 05, 2017

As you probably know, until now, your only option (on Apple's website) was to buy the smartphone with a SIM card from one of the four major USA carriers: T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. Both versions are now listed on Apple's website as delivered on December 12. With a SIM-free iPhone X, you have the freedom to activate the device on any carrier, whenever you want. (more...)
Gmail's iPhone X Update Has Finally Landed in the App Store Gmail's iPhone X Update Has Finally Landed in the App Store
- December 05, 2017

Following updates for the Google Docs suite of apps last week , Google today has pushed an update to Gmail for iOS that brings support for the iPhone X . There is also an update out for Inbox by Google, but sadly, for those users, it does not support iPhone X yet. Gmail on iOS will also be able to now access emails from Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's Outlook, Hotmail and Office365 accounts, Yahoo Mail and also support for IMAP email protocol accounts. (more...)
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was nearly a very different game Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was nearly a very different game
- December 05, 2017

According to Robertson, the first working title for the mobile game was Animal Crossing: Town Builder, and it tasked players with designing and keeping up their own towns. Using sources connected to Town Planner , he says development began in 2016 and was set for that fall. The supposedly suggested that the app's assets be retained and used towards the development of a new game that tried to emulate more aspects of the full Animal Crossing experience. (more...)
Tag: Bill Payments Via Google Tez
- December 05, 2017

The appetite for Internet consumption in India will increase steadily over the next 3 years as more and more users log onto the World Wide Web, and Rajan Anandan VP, South East Asia and India at Google , says they will need an Internet that is much different from what it is today. (more...)
YouTube beefs up policing of extremist content YouTube beefs up policing of extremist content
- December 05, 2017

YouTube last week updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can trap people in bubbles of misinformation and like-minded opinions. "We are planning to expand our team to over 10,000 people across Google working in 2018 to address the extremist and violent content posted on the website", she said. (more...)
Apple AirPods will explode in popularity next year, KGI says Apple AirPods will explode in popularity next year, KGI says
- December 05, 2017

In a latest investors note received by Macrumours, Kuo says that the Apple AirPods might have seen a shipment of 13-14 million units this year. Apple has not said how many AirPods the company has sold to date. Apple has seen revenue of $3.2 billion from its "Other Products" category from its last quarter, which records up by 36 percent year-on-year. For those unaware, Apple places its AirPods under the "Other Products" category along with the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats, iPods and more. (more...)
Tredje AP fonden Has $3.94 Million Stake in Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
- December 05, 2017

Fmr Limited Co stated it has 0.4% in Electronic Arts Inc. It has outperformed by 29.75% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $31.24 billion company. The firm has a market capitalization of $32,730.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.61. 105 funds opened positions while 177 raised stakes. (more...)
Google Maps gets new 'motorcycle mode' feature for two wheelers Google Maps gets new 'motorcycle mode' feature for two wheelers
- December 05, 2017

The service now displays routes specifically tailored for two-wheelers when you look up destinations around you. And now with the new option, the motorcycle mode sits between the auto and Public Transport. However, that said, this feature is reported to be now only available in India. Well, Google may not roll it out in the United States, but it may certainly be rolled out in other countries which have a lot of traffic on roads and a majority of the population commutes on two-wheelers. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a VPN service with the latest update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a VPN service with the latest update
- December 05, 2017

The Secure Wi-Fi VPN service has been there on Samsung's affordable Galaxy J series, but it has now made a leap to company's flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 8. Folks at SamMobile point out that Samsung may have collaborated with McAfee for the service. After selecting the Secure Wi-Fi option, users will have to enable it. (more...)
Apple Says China App Store Has Generated $17 Billion For Developers (AAPL) Apple Says China App Store Has Generated $17 Billion For Developers (AAPL)
- December 05, 2017

China's tightening grip on the internet has forced U.S. companies to recalibrate their efforts here, but there was little outward sign of friction as American executives on Sunday touted their commitment to the crucial Chinese market during the government's annual cyberspace conference, The Wall Street Journal reports. (more...)
Odisha received 2.3 pc more tax this year due to GST Odisha received 2.3 pc more tax this year due to GST
- December 05, 2017

While the government received Rs 333 crore as GST compensation for July and August, the Union Finance Ministry has sanctioned Rs 687 crore for September and October, Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera told the assembly on Monday. Out of Rs 4,415.20 crore, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has paid Rs 2,934 crore in September as Value-Added Tax for December 2015 to July 2017. (more...)
Overwatch League Announces Franchise Team Specific Skins Overwatch League Announces Franchise Team Specific Skins
- December 05, 2017

We wondered back in October if the advent of the Overwatch League meant that players would be given the opportunity dress up their Overwatch avatars in OWL-themed skins. According to League commissioner Nate Nanzer, this currency is being put in place to help account for where money from League-related purchases should go. (more...)