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Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept revealed Lexus LF-1 Limitless crossover concept revealed
- December 06, 2017

The RX was only launched in 2015 and Lexus has just confirmed a new seven-seat version is coming - so don't expect a replacement any time soon. At the moment, it's the Lexus LX wears that title in the lineup, an old-school SUV built on a truck chassis and that benefits from a 5.7-litre V8 as well as a four-wheel drive system. (more...)
Personal data for 31 million users of ai.type Keyboard exposed Personal data for 31 million users of ai.type Keyboard exposed
- December 06, 2017

AI.type says it has now secured the database, and that the leak didn't impact AI.type's nine million iOS users. 577GB of data was outed thanks to the lack of password protection for the app's database server. 'This presents a real danger for cyber criminals who could commit fraud or scams using such detailed information about the user. The server also stored precise location data about the user, including city and country. (more...)
China could be a gold mine for Ford electric cars China could be a gold mine for Ford electric cars
- December 06, 2017

They have been encouraged by China and Beijing's governments, which have put significant resources behind electric vehicle manufacturing and have introduced regulations that mandate auto companies sell a greater proportion of electric and hybrid vehicles or get shut out of the world's biggest auto market. (more...)
Ben McCormack avoids jail time over child pornography offences Ben McCormack avoids jail time over child pornography offences
- December 06, 2017

In September, the 43-year-old reporter pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to promote child pornography, after raids of both his work and home in April. Hughes is now serving a minimum seven-year sentence for his crimes. According to the agreed statement of facts, McCormack went by the name Oz4skinboi in conversations with young boys aged between seven to 12 years old. (more...)
2018 emoji feature proposal released 2018 emoji feature proposal released
- December 06, 2017

Also now published is a proposed update to TR-51, which is Unicode's emoji documentation. Presumably, this would allow users to customize their emoji's direction before sending them. Emojipedia users have long requested a way to flip emoji direction, and if this feature goes ahead it is likely to target only the emojis that would benefit from it most. (more...)
Take-two Interact Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) Has Decline in Shorts
- December 06, 2017

Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Take-Two Interactive Software's Q3 2018 earnings at $0.67 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS. (NASDAQ: TTWO ) has risen 81.23% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. It improved, as 29 investors sold Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (more...)
Apple acquired Pop Up Archive which makes tools for searching spoken audio Apple acquired Pop Up Archive which makes tools for searching spoken audio
- December 06, 2017

As for what those plans are, keeping Pop Up Archive operating as is doesn't appear to be on the list. The reason for its closure was revealed on Tuesday when Hot Pod, a podcasting industry newsletter, reported that the company had been acquired by Apple for an undisclosed sum. (more...)
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: Watch Three New Clips
- December 06, 2017

A Legacy of Art is a special art exhibition running through January 7, 2018 that commemorates the franchise's storied 30 year history. We just recently announced that Noctis, Cloud of Darkness (FFIII), and Golbez (FFIV) are joining the playable cast as well! Dissidia Final Fantasy NT now features 28 confirmed characters , and introduces chaotic 3-vs-3 battles to the series. (more...)
Google Starts Blocking YouTube on Fire TV, Echo Show
- December 06, 2017

The matter became public back in September when Google pulled YouTube support for Amazon's Echo Show without warning, leaving those device owners without access to the popular video platform. The conflict between Amazon and Google is escalating: Google once again started to block access to YouTube on Amazon 's Echo Show device Tuesday, and is notifying users of Amazon's Fire TV that they won't be able to access YouTube anymore starting January 1st. (more...)
Microsoft and Qualcomm promise once/week charging for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs Microsoft and Qualcomm promise once/week charging for Always Connected Windows 10 PCs
- December 05, 2017

HP has unveiled a Qualcomm-powered Windows convertible it claims will last a whopping 20 hours off a single charge. Asus' NovoGo will begin shipping at least in quantities before year-end, I've heard. Lenovo is also working on its own Always Connected PC, but the company isn't yet ready to share details. The convertible will initially run Microsoft's education-focused Windows 10 S software. (more...)
Were Analysts Bullish Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) This Week?
- December 05, 2017

It has underperformed by 11.74% the S&P500. SMURFIT KAPPA PLC (OTCMKTS:SMFTF) had an increase of 39.71% in short interest. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) has risen 4.96% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and overhauls precision components, and engineered services and products primarily to the aerospace, defense, power generation, and general industrial markets worldwide. (more...)
Street Fighter V Arcade Mode Detailed, Will Be Shown at PSX
- December 05, 2017

Street Fighter V was seemingly released to appeal primarily to the professional fighting game community - lacking the sort of features that most mainstream consumers look for in their fighting games. Elsewhere, the falling barrel bonus stage makes a welcome return, and the developer also promises that the mode features over 200 endings "featuring gorgeous illustrations from various artists" - there'll be different unlock conditions for each of these such as completing a path or getting a ... (more...)
For Honor's Newest Patch Released; Includes Xbox One X Support For Honor's Newest Patch Released; Includes Xbox One X Support
- December 05, 2017

The issue prevented settings from being saved correctly on Xbox One (including Xbox One X) systems, and should now be fixed. The free update will provide improvements to water reflections, draw distance, shadow resolution and texture filtering as well as enabling 4K resolution. (more...)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) Vice Chairman Sells $1366544.82 in Stock
- December 05, 2017

About 1.84 million shares traded. (NYSE:GS) on December 1, 2017 saw a modest increase, closing the day at $247.64, or a increase of $1.31 or (0.53%).Volume levels spiked and GS actually managed a breakout which translated to 4.76 million shares changing hands on the day. (more...)
It's an Easy Ride in the new robo-vehicle service
- December 05, 2017

In retrospect, Ghosn might have been underselling Nissan's technological chops, as it just announced public trials of robo-taxis to commence next year. While companies continue to pursue development of safe self-driving functions which can ferry riders to their destination of choice, they also face regulatory hurdles, as most global jurisdictions do not expressly authorise vehicles to operate on regular roads without a driver. (more...)
Electric Black Cabs Are Available In London From Today Electric Black Cabs Are Available In London From Today
- December 05, 2017

LEVC - formerly the London Taxi Company - has developed the latest generation of the iconic black London taxi in response to concerns about air pollution in cities as a replacement to diesel and petrol-only versions of the vehicle. On the day of the launch, Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor for Environment and Energy, said: "These new electric taxis are at the forefront of green transport technology and will play a transformational role in the Mayor's plan to phase out diesel and clean up the ... (more...)
Instagram to educate users on potential wildlife abuse hashtags Instagram to educate users on potential wildlife abuse hashtags
- December 05, 2017

The social networking company recently announced that starting from today, those who search for posts that may harm the wildlife or environment, will see a content advisory screen. More than 3,000 posts with #koalaselfie already exist on the platform, but Instagram won't be banning the photos. Animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are not allowed on Instagram. (more...)
The Enphase Energy Inc (ENPH) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
- December 05, 2017

It uses 2,858 Enphase Energy microinverters to power the cold storage, packaging, baking and pickling units of a large consumer goods company whose name was not disclosed. LLC increased its stake in Enphase Energy by 2,281.8% in the first quarter. Craig Hallum reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Enphase Energy in a research report on Monday, November 20th. (more...)
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...)