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Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time
- January 08, 2018

Ford will be offering the V6 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel on the 4×2 and 4×4 F-150. So how new is this "lion-hearted" engine? Ford executives said they expect that once production ramps up about 5 percent of F-150 models will be ordered with the diesel engine. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling game console in United States history Nintendo Switch is now the fastest-selling game console in United States history
- January 08, 2018

That marks the most sales for a console in that timeframe ever, including the Wii, which sold 4 million units in its first 10 months. "We believe that this is because the core proposition of Nintendo Switch , a home console that you can play anytime, anywhere, with anyone, is resonating with consumers", said Reggie Fils-Aimé , president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America. (more...)
Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU Intel's new NUC will show off AMD's Vega GPU
- January 08, 2018

Both variants of the Radeon Vega M GPU have 4GB of high-speed HBM2 memory connected via a 1024-bit bus. Due to the EMIB structure, Intel managed to save space by reducing the silicon footprint compared to a device with discrete GPU. The Intel Core i7-8809G is the top-of-the-range edition, and features a base clock of 3.1GHz which can boost to 4.2GHz. Intel integrating AMD's Radeon graphics into its chipset could be the result of company's new hire Raja Koduri, who previously headed Radeon ... (more...)
Mozilla 57.0.4 version addresses Spectre and Meltdown Malware flaws Mozilla 57.0.4 version addresses Spectre and Meltdown Malware flaws
- January 08, 2018

Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre . The weakness could allow hackers or computer viruses to tunnel right down to a computer's chip, from where it has much greater access to sensitive information such as credit card data and other valuable figures. (more...)
KeyCorp Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- January 07, 2018

Atika Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Take for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.33 billion market cap company. It also reduced its holding in L3 Technologies Inc by 11,384 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 6,750 shares, and cut its stake in Intl Paper Co (NYSE:IP). (more...)
Donald Weinstein Sells 2275 Shares of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Stock
- January 07, 2018

About 575,290 shares traded. Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) has risen 24.00% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.68% the S&P500. Sfe Inv Counsel reported 0.74% in Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW). Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 629,708 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $68,840,000 after purchasing an additional 2,420 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Surprisingly, Nokia 6 2nd Generation gets Android 8.0 Oreo at first boot Surprisingly, Nokia 6 2nd Generation gets Android 8.0 Oreo at first boot
- January 07, 2018

The new Nokia smartphone is the successor to the last year's Nokia 6 and is debuting in China. It comes in Matte Black and Silver colors. Further, the Nokia 6 (2018) has a metal unibody build that is made of 6000 series aluminium. While the handset is getting the same set of cameras - a 16 MP rear-facing camera and an 8 MP selfie, HMD Global threw in the Bothie mode that was only available to its higher-tier offerings Nokia 7 and Nokia 8 . (more...)
The OnePlus 5T now comes in a gorgeous Sandstone White
- January 07, 2018

These three colors in tandem reflect the company's color scheme as a whole, since OnePlus uses red, white, and black in its logo and accessories. To achieve the tactile Sandstone finish on the limited edition model, OnePlus' engineers applied four high-precision processes. (more...)
Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling console in U.S. history Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling console in U.S. history
- January 07, 2018

In the 10 months following the Switch's March 3 2017 launch, the Nintendo shifted more than 4.8 million units in the United States, the highest total for the first 10 months of any home games console. More than 55 percent of Switch owners have the latest Zelda and more than 60 percent have the latest Mario game. Then the joy of being able to play Mario Kart 8 in split screen mode down the pub also helped boost the Switch's appeal with those of drinking age. (more...)
Pres. Donald Trump plans to attend Alabama-Georgia title game Pres. Donald Trump plans to attend Alabama-Georgia title game
- January 07, 2018

In the first semifinal game earlier in the day, UGA mounted a come-from-behind 54-48 overtime win over No. 2 Oklahoma. Even though he refused to pick a definite national champion between the Dawgs and Tide, Damon West told 12 News on Thursday that the programs do an incredible job keeping their student athletes focused on life, not just football . (more...)
Karan Johar Will 'Lovingly And Respectfully' Welcome Kangana Ranaut On His Show Karan Johar Will 'Lovingly And Respectfully' Welcome Kangana Ranaut On His Show
- January 07, 2018

The media interaction for it was organized in the city today and Karan revealed that he would be happy to welcome Kangana Ranaut to the show, if the channel invites her. It's a feeling that an actor and an artist has with the audience, something that is organic. "You don't know why you love Shah Rukh Khan or Amitabh Bachchan or Sridevi or Madhuri Dixit". (more...)
The Nintendo Switch Just Surpassed Another Huge Milestone The Nintendo Switch Just Surpassed Another Huge Milestone
- January 07, 2018

That's according to Nintendo, which said it has sold 4.8 million Switch units in the US since its March release , surpassing the previously fastest-selling console, the Nintendo Wii. In December, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo would delay the rollout of 64-gigabyte Switch game cards until 2019. "Not only are these games system-sellers, but they're also two of the highest-rated games in history". (more...)
KOHLER Konnect and Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror for the Smart Bathroom KOHLER Konnect and Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror for the Smart Bathroom
- January 07, 2018

Kohler plans to show off this new product lineup at CES in Las Vegas next week. Kohler is bringing Amazon's Alexa into the bathroom with the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror . Both the auto-fill and auto-drain functionalities can be controlled with simple voice-commands or through the KOHLER Konnect app. PerfectFill kit with KOHLER Konnect: PerfectFill kit can automatically fill a bath at precisely the desired depth and temperature, reducing time spent physically monitoring the filling ... (more...)
Acer Swift 7 gets thinner, beefs up battery life Acer Swift 7 gets thinner, beefs up battery life
- January 07, 2018

There's a 256 GB PCIe SSD drive for storage , and a battery which the company claims will be good for up to 10 hours of use. United Kingdom and AU availability have yet to be announced, but that starting price converts to about £590 and AU$1,020. (more...)
Essential Phone security patch claims fixes for Spectre and Meltdown Essential Phone security patch claims fixes for Spectre and Meltdown
- January 07, 2018

To hinder the attacks' efficiency, Mozilla says it will reduce the precision of Firefox's internal timer functions. The security flaw Meltdown and Spectre has affected most of the devices like Intel, ARM CPU's and AMD which pose a major threat to computers and mobile devices. (more...)
Sandstone OnePlus 5T listing confirms white color, 8GB/128GB memory Sandstone OnePlus 5T listing confirms white color, 8GB/128GB memory
- January 07, 2018

As for pricing, it should be similar to other OnePlus 5T models of same configuration - CNY 3,499, or around $540. Better still, OnePlus isn't charging anything extra for this "limited edition" model, even though the machining methods to create it are apparently "the most expensive we have ever produced". (more...)
SSGSS Vegeta Joins the Fight in Dragon Ball FighterZ SSGSS Vegeta Joins the Fight in Dragon Ball FighterZ
- January 07, 2018

Vegeta is one of the most prominent and popular characters within the Dragon Ball universe. No, wait, all aboard the SSGSS Vegeta, because the Super Saiyan Blue-level version of the character is the subject of the latest Dragon Ball FighterZ promo. (more...)
N Korea 'likely' to join Games N Korea 'likely' to join Games
- January 07, 2018

The following day, Seoul offered to Pyongyang holding a senior-level, inter-governmental dialogue on January 9 at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom, which straddles the heavily guarded inter-Korean land border. The tentative moves towards the Olympic appearance come after months of escalating rhetoric from North Korea and the US. Friday's announcement came not long after USA and South Korea agreed to postpone one of the world's largest military exercises until after the ... (more...)
New Intel patches promise immunity to Meltdown and Spectre attacks New Intel patches promise immunity to Meltdown and Spectre attacks
- January 06, 2018

The flaw revealed on Monday affects most Intel processors manufactured since 1995. Xiaomi could not be immediately reached for comment. Intel believes these exploits do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data. Meltdown appears to be specific to Intel chips. "Of course, smartphone vendors can update software to fix the problem, but the move is expected to dent the performance of devices". (more...)
Intel hit with three class-action lawsuits over chip flaws Intel hit with three class-action lawsuits over chip flaws
- January 06, 2018

Computer chips made by AMD , Qualcomm and ARM are also vulnerable to the security flaw . "What actually happens with these flaws is different and what you do about them is different", said Paul Kocher, a researcher who was an integral member of a team of researchers at big tech companies like Google and Rambus and in academia that discovered the flaws. (more...)