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Upcoming Google Home speakers might feature multi-touch controls Upcoming Google Home speakers might feature multi-touch controls
- December 09, 2017

Google is looking to add multi-touch products to its offerings. The news lends credence to rumors from September that Google is creating a touchscreen device that would be similar to the Amazon Echo Show . Google might not have been first to market with a smart home speaker, but since the launch of Google Home past year, it's been working on delivering a better experience than the competition. (more...)
Romancing SaGa 2 coming to PC next week Romancing SaGa 2 coming to PC next week
- December 09, 2017

The PlayStation 4 version supports cross-save with the PS Vita version, and the Xbox One version does the same with the Windows 10 version. Originally released exclusively in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1993, the game finally received an official English translation past year for iOS and Android. (more...)
The Case for and Against QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)
- December 09, 2017

QEP Resources, Inc. ( QEP ) saw -169.6 million in free cash flow last quarter, representing a quarterly net change in cash of 603.8 million. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in QEP Resources by 47.6% during the 3rd quarter. BMO Capital Markets maintained QEP Resources, Inc . The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 1. (NYSE: QEP ) on Tuesday, November 14 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
BB&T Corporation (BBT) Shares Sold by Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd
- December 09, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of BB&T by 2.4% in the second quarter. Similarly, the Williams %R Value, for this stock stands at -39.535 - suggesting that the shares are Buy. The firm had revenue of $2.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.85 billion. The figure allows investors to understand how effectively BB&T Corporation is able to convert its money into net income. (more...)
USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible' USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible'
- December 09, 2017

Ambassador Haley told Fox News that it is still an "open question" whether American athletes will take part in the games, USA Today reported . U.S. "We have to watch this closely, and it's changing by the day", she said. "I have not heard anything about that, but I do know in the talks that we have - whether it's Jerusalem or North Korea - it's about, how do we protect the United States citizens in the area?" The 2018 games begin February 9 in PyeongChang, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) ... (more...)
Instinet Raises Intel (INTC) Price Target to $50.00
- December 09, 2017

Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) has risen 47.84% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. ( INTC ) by 20.56% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. It fall, as 37 investors sold PTC shares while 109 reduced holdings. Cohen Klingenstein Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.3% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). (more...)
Drew Brees Says Thursday Night Football Is 'Absolutely' Not Safe Drew Brees Says Thursday Night Football Is 'Absolutely' Not Safe
- December 09, 2017

After Richard Sherman got hurt during a Thursday Night Football game against the Cardinals in early November, a handful of Seahawks players sounded off on the NFL for forcing guys to go out and play on Thursday nights, just four days after taking part in games on Sundays. (more...)
Google pauses removal of apps that want to use accessibility services Google pauses removal of apps that want to use accessibility services
- December 09, 2017

Microsoft Edge officially came out of beta for Android devices last week, and already the popular browser has surpassed one million downloads, according to the Google Play Store . After a public outcry, Google sent out another email to developers, saying it is now " pausing " this decision for another 30 days while it considers "responsible and innovative uses of accessibility services". (more...)
Jonathan Ive Retakes Control of Apple's Design Team Jonathan Ive Retakes Control of Apple's Design Team
- December 09, 2017

Ive is widely seen as one of the most important executives at Apple and led the industrial design of all of Apple's major products, including the iPhone. Alan Dye, previously named Vice President of User Interface, and Richard Howarth, previously named Vice President Industrial Design, have both been removed from Apple's leadership page. (more...)
Amazon brings Echo speakers and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries
- December 09, 2017

Previously, Echo was only available in US, UK, Germany, Austria, Canada, Japan, and India. "The present declaration connotes an imperative minute for Amazon Music Unlimited and our worldwide clients as we keep on offering more music fans everywhere throughout the world a better approach to hear expertly-curated playlists and melodies from their most loved craftsmen", Boom included. (more...)
Apple is reportedly buying Shazam
- December 09, 2017

That price would be a significant discount from its last round of funding, which valued the company at around $1 billion; the company had raised at least $140 million since 2002. According to TechCrunch's anonymous sources Shazam could be acquired for less than the $1.02 billion valuation it received back in 2015. Apple's got more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam. (more...)
Sony PlayStation 4 sales surpass 70 million units worldwide Sony PlayStation 4 sales surpass 70 million units worldwide
- December 08, 2017

This is no mean feat for a head-mounted display considered an "add-on" for a console, and even more so when you consider the fact that the peripheral carries a price tag almost as high as the PlayStation 4 console itself. Sony has also sold 2 million PS VR headsets along with 12.2 million PS VR titles. However, there's also an air of caution when considered the above stated fact that many consumers consider PlayStation VR and add-on to the PlayStation 4 console, opposed to a unique platform ... (more...)
Airtel ₹509 Prepaid Plan Details Airtel ₹509 Prepaid Plan Details
- December 08, 2017

Now, the company has announced a new tariff plan for prepaid customers that's priced at ₹509. Telecom operator Vodafone also has tariff plans priced at ₹458 and ₹509 for its prepaid customers which offer unlimited local and STD voice calls, free national roaming, 100 local and national SMS per day, and, 1 GB 2G/3G/4G data per day. (more...)
How is Oppo F5 Youth different from the Oppo F5 How is Oppo F5 Youth different from the Oppo F5
- December 08, 2017

The MediaTek Helio P23 Octa-core processor is capable of doing day to day tasks without any trouble. Oppo F5 Youth features a 6-inch LTPS TFT display with a full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. With Oppo F5 Youth, the company aims to bring the same features of the F5 smartphone to a more affordable package for the younger generation. This Mobile Solution paired with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage should be good enough, considering the fact that the ... (more...)
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies
- December 08, 2017

Born in Alabama, Nabors' sonorous baritone voice and charming Southern twang gave verve and charm to the opening ceremonies of America's most cherished motorsports event. Nabors' Gomer Pyle, who used the words "shazam" and "golly" more often than any other TV character in history, won viewers over with his naive, affable personality. (more...)
A Way Out gets playful new trailer A Way Out gets playful new trailer
- December 08, 2017

When it was revealed at E3, Fares drove home the point that the game must be played in co-op. Electronic Arts has announced that the next EA Originals title, A Way Out, will be released in Spring 2018 and feature a special free trial for friends. (more...)
Oreo 8.1 update reportedly breaks Android's contacts sync feature Oreo 8.1 update reportedly breaks Android's contacts sync feature
- December 08, 2017

It is to be noted that the stale update is now rolling out ONLY for those who have their Pixel secn=ond generation smartphones running on the Developer Previews, i.e, those who have already manually installed and tested the Android 8 .1 Oreo Developer Preview 1 or Developer Preview 2 on their devices will only get this early privilege to have the stable version. (more...)
Outlast 1 and 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018 Outlast 1 and 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018
- December 08, 2017

On the latter, the developer said: "About the future, many of you have been requesting a DLC". Without a doubt, Red Barrels' survival-horror title Outlast 2 is easily one of the scariest games for PS4 and Xbox One , but it looks as if the studio is prepared to extend the thrills to Nintendo's newest console as well. (more...)
Hot Tickers: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), eBay Inc. (EBAY)
- December 08, 2017

About 1.60 million shares traded. (NYSE: NWL ). Elk Creek Ltd has invested 0.02% in Newell Brands Inc . It has underperformed by 4.76% the S&P500. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. (more...)
Exodus trailer surfaces, release date set for Fall 2018 — New Metro Exodus trailer surfaces, release date set for Fall 2018 — New Metro
- December 08, 2017

According to Polygon , Metro Exodus is the most ambitious Metro game the studio has ever worked on. The Metro series has been carving its own niche out in that genre and the latest chapter, Metro Exodus is a continuation of the story (well at least the canon positive ending), with from Metro 2033 with our protagonist Artyom seeking a new life with his wife, Anna. (more...)