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Life expectancy again falls in United States as opioid deaths rise Life expectancy again falls in United States as opioid deaths rise
- December 21, 2017

President Donald Trump in October declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency , which senior administration officials said would redirect federal resources and loosen regulations to combat abuse of the drugs. The significant reason for the upswing in deaths, however, is due to opioid overdoses, according to Anderson. The national health agency recently released new information regarding life expectancy and death in the United States, and the news on the inevitable is, frankly, a ... (more...)
INTC) — Intel Corporation (NASDAQ
- December 21, 2017

The stock decreased 1.36% or $0.645 during the last trading session, reaching $46.915. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.74, for a total transaction of $2,396,456.40. Since July 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $31.43 million activity. Bryant Diane M sold $87,011 worth of stock. YOFFIE DAVID B had sold 30,000 shares worth $1.35M. (more...)
Apple will be merging iOS and MacOS apps in 2018 Apple will be merging iOS and MacOS apps in 2018
- December 21, 2017

One of them is the state of the current Mac App Store, a far less successful initiative than the iOS App Store. As mentioned by Bloomberg , Apple could be taking first steps towards unified apps as soon as early next year . According to reports, Apple is looking into combining iOS and macOS apps, allowing users to run a single app on the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. The report notes a single app will mean new features and updates will be rolled out at the same time to not just the iPhone ... (more...)
Barney Harford Joins Uber as Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford Joins Uber as Chief Operating Officer
- December 21, 2017

Barney Harford , who was CEO of online travel service Orbitz Worldwide Inc, will join Uber on January 2 and will be tasked with overseeing global ride-hailing operations, marketing, customer support and the food delivery business. I have never met a stronger operator or a more thoughtful strategist than Barney. Harford also worked for Expedia, and briefly under Khosrowshahi, running the company's Asia Pacific division, according to LinkedIn. (more...)
Key specs, features, India price, and everything you need to know Key specs, features, India price, and everything you need to know
- December 21, 2017

The 10.or D has inbuilt storage options of 16GB or 32GB, both of which are expandable via microSD card with a dedicated card slot. The 10.or D will get powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 Cortex A53 processor with an Adreno 308 GPU, coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM . (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Sold by Canal Capital Management LLC
- December 21, 2017

About 23.48M shares traded. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has risen 36.41% since December 21, 2016 and is uptrending. Winch Advisory Services Llc increased its stake in Facebook Inc Com (FB) by 15.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
3GPP declares first 5G NR spec complete 3GPP declares first 5G NR spec complete
- December 21, 2017

And while it might take years before it reaches the same reach that 4G has now, there's really no reason not to get the ball rolling as early as possible. Getting some of these standards approved before the end of this year was the goal of many in the industry, including AT&T. And so they did, with some ays to spare. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Is The Redmi Note 5? Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Is The Redmi Note 5?
- December 21, 2017

Bigger phones are always shipped with bigger batteries , but a 5,500mAh cell incorporated in the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is not going to be taken lightly, assuming the rumor turns out to be true. It comes in two storage variants - a 3GB RAM model with 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM model offering 64GB storage . There is a 5-megapixel front camera with soft LED flash, beautification mode and 1080p video recording. (more...)
Facebook face recognition tool can now find untagged photos of you Facebook face recognition tool can now find untagged photos of you
- December 21, 2017

You can also make choices such as whether to tag yourself, leave yourself untagged, or reach out to the person who has posted the photo or report it to Facebook. Reuters/Valentin FlauraudThe loading screen of the Facebook application on a mobile phone is seen in this photo illustration. At any rate, the new use of facial recognition is mostly about letting you know if someone has uploaded your photo as their profile picture. (more...)
Google Assistant SDK Gets New Languages, Settings, And More Google Assistant SDK Gets New Languages, Settings, And More
- December 21, 2017

Currently, Google's Actions was not available to developers, with this we might see more advanced capabilities on Google Assistant. First up is the improved language support, with the SDK now supporting English in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the US, French in Canada and France, German, and Japanese. (more...)
What the Nokia 9 will bring new to the table What the Nokia 9 will bring new to the table
- December 21, 2017

NokiaPowerUser received a tip claiming it'll be a dual-camera module, making it one of the few of its kind. Of course, we have to take any rumour with a pinch of salt, but to see a rendered image with an entirely different design - previous renders have shown the phone with curved edges like the Galaxy S8 - then it throws everything up into the air. (more...)
LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K LG's latest PC monitors bring intense HDR and ultra-wide 5K
- December 21, 2017

LG has announced that it will be bringing new computer displays to CES 2018 , and they are both quite impressive. LG doesn't say a lot more about this display's specifications, but it does remark that the monitor will have Thunderbolt 3 support including TB3 display chaining. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny Were the Top-Selling Console Games of 2017
- December 20, 2017

Based on units, Destiny 2 has outsold Destiny , hailed as the "biggest new video game IP launch in history" at the time. Destiny 2 first launched on consoles in September, and followed on PC in October. For four consecutive years, Call of Duty titles have held this honour. Not only did the two outsell any other game, but Call of Duty: WWII has already topped more than $1 billion in global sales. (more...)
Audi's latest models add Amazon Music to the dashboard Audi's latest models add Amazon Music to the dashboard
- December 20, 2017

Amazon accepts new subscriptions to Amazon Music Storage until January 15, 2018. Naturally, if that plan expires, you won't be able to reactivate it. You have to download the latest version of the Audi MMI Connect app for iOS or Android, connect to the in-vehicle Wi-Fi, log in, navigate through some menus and log in again with Amazon credentials. (more...)
Amazon may be planning a YouTube rival
- December 20, 2017

Recently, Amazon brought that back in adherence to Google's terms, but the functionality was once again killed, this time extending to Amazon's Fire TV streaming platform. In short, it looks like Amazon intends to at least test out a competitor to YouTube. "However, YouTube has a pretty large base of users, so unlikely that an Amazon entry does much more than whittle away at market share". (more...)
Samsung is producing more efficient 2nd gen DDR4 DRAM Samsung is producing more efficient 2nd gen DDR4 DRAM
- December 20, 2017

These new DRAM chips feature better performance and efficiency than current chips, such as up to 3600 Mbps connections per pin, compared to the maximum 3200 Mbps for the previous generation from Samsung. It is a type of memory that is typically used for data or program code that a computer processor needs to function. Samsung applied new technologies including the use of a high-sensitivity cell data sensing system to enable more accurate data determination to read the data stored in each cell. (more...)
Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC Sells 580 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC Sells 580 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL)
- December 20, 2017

Wagner Bowman Management Corp who had been investing in Apple Computer for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $896.14 billion market cap company. Credit Agricole S A has 219,395 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Wednesday, October 28. They expect $0.83 earnings per share, up 12.16% or $0.09 from last year's $0.74 per share. (more...)
Release Time for Steam PC Patch following BIG Xbox One news Release Time for Steam PC Patch following BIG Xbox One news
- December 20, 2017

This makes Battleground less complete on the Xbox One than it is on the PC but it should not deter you away from purchasing the game. The new season will start when the v1.0 release lands on the PC sometime on December 20, but official confirmation will be announced "soon". (more...)
Researchers find jack-of-all-trades Android malware that can destroy phones Researchers find jack-of-all-trades Android malware that can destroy phones
- December 20, 2017

The blog post added: "The only thing missing is user espionage , but the modular architecture of this Trojan means it's possible to add this sort of functionality at any time". In addition to this standard protection technique, Loapi can receive a list of applications that are unsafe to it from the command and control servers - these are often security solutions, which intend to remove the malware. (more...)
Apple's iPhones slow down as the batteries get old, report Apple's iPhones slow down as the batteries get old, report
- December 20, 2017

Diving into the matter, Geekbench founder John Poole recently made a decision to do some testing of his own by measuring system performance on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 running various iterations of iOS. However, Apple has never revealed that the performance on iPhones will be downgraded when the battery condition decreases past a certain point. "If the performance drop is due to the " sudden shutdown " fix, users will experience reduced performance without notification", Geekbench explained. (more...)

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