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Apple, Google shuttle buses attacked with unknown objects on I-280 Apple, Google shuttle buses attacked with unknown objects on I-280
- January 18, 2018

The buses were hit while traveling in both directions, during the morning and evening commutes, Montiel said. The bus wars have apparently resurfaced with at least five chartered buses of tech employees vandalized in the past week. All the buses had passengers on board when the windows were shattered. At this point, additional details have not been released. Protesters block an Apple bus as a Google bus passes in San Francisco in 2013. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ: Android 21 Will Be a Playable Character After All Dragon Ball FighterZ: Android 21 Will Be a Playable Character After All
- January 18, 2018

Dragon Ball Z has seen a resurgence in the a year ago or so with the arrival of Dragon Ball Super and the massively popular Dragon Ball FighterZ that's coming around the bend, so it makes sense that companies should be capitalizing on the show's success once more. (more...)
Infiniti confirms electrification will arrive in 2021 Infiniti confirms electrification will arrive in 2021
- January 18, 2018

Most luxury manufacturers have laid out clear goals for electrifying their lineups, with Lexus for instance noting it plans an electrified variant of every model, or standalone electrified models, on a global basis by 2025. "Our strategy is to continue to be in a leading position" in electric cars ", Saikawa said Tuesday. That concept suggests the look of the next Infiniti Q70, due in 2019 or 2020. (more...)
Page speed will become a ranking factor in mobile search Page speed will become a ranking factor in mobile search
- January 18, 2018

Google notes that the change only looks at the speed of a particular page, "regardless of the technology used to build the page", and the company told Search Engine Land that AMP pages could still be ranked lower if they load slowly. The company has previously used speed as a factor on desktop, but this will mark the first time Google has done so on mobile. Alongside the reassurance, Google also encouraged content creators to make a greater effort in optimising the performance of their ... (more...)
This iOS text bug is now wreaking havoc on iPhones and iPads This iOS text bug is now wreaking havoc on iPhones and iPads
- January 18, 2018

This concerning bug causes an iPhone crash when a certain link is sent, and in certain cases may freeze the iPhone or Mac entirely. "When Messages attempts to render a preview of the link, the app then crashes or hangs - and occasionally takes the operating system with it". (more...)
Oracle issues patch for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities Oracle issues patch for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
- January 17, 2018

Several other global software vendors have already issued patches for the vulnerabilities, including Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft says the bug that was causing the Meltdown and Spectre patches installation error on AMD computers has been fixed. (more...)
Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig Apple greenlights new Reese Witherspoon-backed comedy series starring Kristen Wiig
- January 17, 2018

Colleen McGuinness created the show and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Sittenfeld will serve as consulting producer. She and Jennifer Aniston will also star in a now untitled morning show drama for the streamer, and she will executive produce " Are You Sleeping ", co-produced by Chernin Entertainment with Octavia Spencer attached to star. (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale May Become the Biggest Game in the West Fortnite Battle Royale May Become the Biggest Game in the West
- January 17, 2018

This translated into 1.3 million concurrent players enjoying the game at once. Still, the game studio is open to ideas, and given the increasing popularity and player count for " Fortnite: Battle Royale ", this might come eventually, perhaps even sooner than expected. (more...)
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
- January 17, 2018

It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Marathon Oil Corp (MRO) by 31.31% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Its up 0.17, from 0.7 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 38 investors sold MRO shares while 190 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 157 raised stakes. (more...)
Google's Project Fi now caps data bills at $60 Google's Project Fi now caps data bills at $60
- January 17, 2018

If you are on a group plan, the bill protection kicks in at different levels, depending on how many people are on your plan. Google is now getting in on the action with what is in essence an unlimited data option for its Project Fi MVNO service . (more...)
The North American International Auto Show The North American International Auto Show
- January 17, 2018

All three had been unveiled by 9:30 a.m. of the show's opening Monday. The Volkswagen Jetta is the brand's best-selling vehicle in the USA, and this year, it's all new with a more spacious cabin, updated styling, and a more premium interior. (more...)
Overwatch Blizzard World Map Opens Next Week Overwatch Blizzard World Map Opens Next Week
- January 17, 2018

The grand opening of the Blizzard World map in Overwatch will be taking place next week, following the map's announcement alongside the addition of latest hero Moira during Blizzcon back in November. Furthermore, standard skins will be added to the year round loot box rotation. It's a sumptuous celebration of Blizzard's accomplishments, wrapped up in one of the best competitive shooters in recent years. (more...)
New Cryptocurrency Sets Sights on Changing the Game Industry New Cryptocurrency Sets Sights on Changing the Game Industry
- January 17, 2018

In addition, Robot Cache's revolutionary digital resale market allows developers and publishers to set resale pricing and earn 70% of the resale proceeds. When it launched in the second quarter of this year, Robot Cache says it will be a "full-featured and live platform" offering "the latest and greatest video games". (more...)
Google, Coursera launch course to create entry-level IT jobs Google, Coursera launch course to create entry-level IT jobs
- January 17, 2018

This IT Support Professional Certificate is designed and taught by Google professionals. Google and Coursera have joined hands to offer a one-of-its-kind certificate course to help ready students with no prior experience for entry-level jobs in the information technology sector. (more...)
JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO
- January 17, 2018

The company has also reached a deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast's NBCUniversal television production unit to make new episodes of ' Amazing Stories ', a science fiction and horror anthology series that ran in the 1980s. (more...)
Why Google Won't Search for Art Look-Alikes in Some States Why Google Won't Search for Art Look-Alikes in Some States
- January 17, 2018

The Google Arts & Culture app is part of the Google Cultural Institute, which provides information about artists, scientists and historical figures from 1,000 institutions worldwide. Since Monday, social media has been clogged with people posting their museum-portrait doppelgängers with a mixture of delight and disgust. Although all users can download and use the Google Arts & Culture app, the new feature is now available in the U.S. (more...)
Democrats Flip State Senate Seat in Wisconsin Democrats Flip State Senate Seat in Wisconsin
- January 17, 2018

Republicans have flipped four seats from blue to red - two in the Republican-trending Deep South, one in New Jersey, and one in MA. Every county in the northwest district voted for Trump past year, and. Schachtner's victory doesn't change the balance of power in the Senate. Schachtner, the chief medical examiner in Wisconsin's St. Croix County, won in the state's 10th Senate district, which voted heavily for President Trump and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the past two presidential ... (more...)
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will return in 2019, packing over 700 horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will return in 2019, packing over 700 horsepower
- January 17, 2018

The last GT500, built during model years 2013 and 2014, had a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 that produced 662 hp and 631 pound-feet of torque, as well as a claimed top speed of 200 miles per hour. Developed by Ford Performance, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is said to feature "new innovative track technologies [and] performance hardware". Ford really has no choice than to offer more than 700 horsepower, considering its arch-rival, Chevrolet, offers the Camaro ZL1 with 650 hp, while Dodge gives its ... (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Shares Sold by Prudential Financial Inc Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Shares Sold by Prudential Financial Inc
- January 17, 2018

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $48.05. Moreover, Center Coast Capital Advisors Lp has 5.02% invested in the company for 4.57 million shares. 108.81 million shares or 5.16% more from 103.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The third largest holder is Baillie Gifford & Co, which now holds $8.6 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 1.84% of its market capitalization. (more...)
Ubisoft Developer Teases Nintendo Switch Announcement Ubisoft Developer Teases Nintendo Switch Announcement
- January 17, 2018

Promises of "a new interactive experience" suggests this will be more than a software announcement , and many are wondering if the console could be about to receive a new accessory. Indie nostalgia-fest Saturday Morning RPG is coming to the Nintendo Switch . It's also been announced for PS4 and Xbox One. Although the game will launch as a digital download, Limited Run Games will be producing a physical copy of the title, which will be available to order exclusively from their website . (more...)

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