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Bungie Explains Destiny 2's Lack of Faction Weapons in First Rally Bungie Explains Destiny 2's Lack of Faction Weapons in First Rally
- January 19, 2018

Bungie's solution to the exploit ? This week, the developer was mired in another issue: Players determined that there was a hard limit to the amount of Faction Tokens you could gain during the Faction Rallies. It was not made clear beforehand that the new Season 2 weapons would be added throughout the events of the Season rather than all at once in the beginning. (more...)
MULVANEY: Obama Admin Intentionally Made 2013 Shutdown Worse MULVANEY: Obama Admin Intentionally Made 2013 Shutdown Worse
- January 19, 2018

He added that the Trump administration "won't politicize this the way the Obama administration did in 2013". Marc Short , the White House director of legislative affairs, said that President Donald Trump has been making phone calls in a bid to avert a shutdown , and that he hopes the government doesn't close. (more...)
Apple to release update to resolve iPhone slowdown Apple to release update to resolve iPhone slowdown
- January 19, 2018

The update comes after Apple made headlines for purposefully slowing older iPhone batteries and then offering $ 29 battery replacements in response. Apple announced today that it will be investing $350 billion in the US economy over the next five years, creating more than 20,000 jobs. Apple previously said its software updates for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 are meant to "smooth out" peak power demands, avoid these unexpected shutdowns and extend the lifespan of ... (more...)
North Korea imposes more demands on South Korea over the Olympics North Korea imposes more demands on South Korea over the Olympics
- January 19, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member art troupe, the two sides agreed today, while discussions continue over fielding a joint women's hockey team. Duckworth's call for an "accurate assessment" of what war will mean - from troop and civilian deaths to their later care as veterans - came as Trump was headed to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines a year ago. (more...)
Trump says United States embassy will not move to Jerusalem within the year Trump says United States embassy will not move to Jerusalem within the year
- January 19, 2018

The Israeli Prime Minister said the government should "cut the bureaucracy" to make doing business easier and move up the free market. Mumbai: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday invited some of the top leaders of India Inc to set up research & development (R&D) centres in Israel, just like several of the top global companies have done, and also asked them to encourage innovation. (more...)
Roll-Royce mulls marine unit sale Roll-Royce mulls marine unit sale
- January 19, 2018

The company was maintained on Monday, December 11 by Goldman Sachs. Rolls-Royce ( LON RR ) opened at GBX 898 ($12.18) on Friday. Rolls-Royce had responded to the downturn in oil and gas markets since 2015 by reducing the number of sites in its marine business from 27 to 15, and cutting the unit's workforce by 30 percent to 4,200, with the majority based in the Nordic region. (more...)
Reliance Industries Quarterly Profit Rises 25% Reliance Industries Quarterly Profit Rises 25%
- January 19, 2018

Reliance Jio Infocomm , which started commercial operations in April after months of free services, reported a net profit of 5.04 billion rupees, compared with a loss of 2.71 billion rupees in the previous quarter. According to the company, the 3Q FY18 revenue from the refining and marketing segment increased by 23 per cent on a Y-o-Y (year-on-year) basis to Rs 75,865 crore ($11.9 billion) aided by 24 per cent higher Brent oil prices . (more...)
LG X4+ With HiFi Audio DAC Launched - Price, Specifications, Features LG X4+ With HiFi Audio DAC Launched - Price, Specifications, Features
- January 19, 2018

Expected colors are blue and lavender-violet options, certainly colors which are not commonly available. It has passed Military-grade MIL-STD 810G tests which include 26 different angle drop tests from chest height, it claims. The smartphone runs on the slightly-dated Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Coming to connectivity options, smartphone offers dual sim, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5 mm audio jack and NFC and Wi-Fi. (more...)
Jaguars receive booklet on how to defeat Patriots from Jacksonville first graders Jaguars receive booklet on how to defeat Patriots from Jacksonville first graders
- January 19, 2018

Since 2002, the Patriots are 124-24 (83.8 winning percentage) in the regular and postseason at Gillette Stadium. In fact his sincerity is nearly jarring, especially as they head into what would be one of the greatest upsets of all time if the Jaguars were able to come out with a win. (more...)
New Apple 'text bomb' bug causes iPhones to crash New Apple 'text bomb' bug causes iPhones to crash
- January 19, 2018

They also crashed the Messages app, and if an iOS user received the text while their handset was locked the bug would force their phone to reboot. This most recent bug has been discovered by Abraham Masri , the developer behind the to.panga jailbreak, Houdini semi-jailbreak and several other iOS projects, and appears to affect both iOS and macOS devices. (more...)
Italy is investigating both Apple and Samsung for 'Planned Obsolescence' Italy is investigating both Apple and Samsung for 'Planned Obsolescence'
- January 19, 2018

Regulators in various countries have already started looking into the matter as well. While Apple has been quick to react to the backlash, that doesn't mean class actions will just disappear, or that governmental agencies around the world will stop investigating the company. (more...)
Amazon Names 20 Cities as Finalists for HQ2 Amazon Names 20 Cities as Finalists for HQ2
- January 19, 2018

The video features entrepreneur and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Ibrahim (Obby) Khan giving a tour of the city to an Amazon Echo smart speaker. Some pulled off stunts to stand out, such as NY, which lit the Empire State Building in Amazon orange. The company had stipulated that it was seeking to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million... (more...)
Razer Phone 2 With Project Linda May Release In September Razer Phone 2 With Project Linda May Release In September
- January 19, 2018

Aside from the Razer Phone 2, FrAndroid's internal source also claims that the upcoming handset might possibly be released alongside Project Linda . The device is rumored to launch along with the new Project Linda. Meanwhile, information on the design and the features of Razer Phone 2 have not surfaced on the web so far. (more...)
(NASDAQ:MSFT) Holdings Lifted by Trust Co. of Vermont
- January 19, 2018

Rampart Investment Management Company Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $698.63 billion market cap company. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 23 with "Buy". The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. (more...)
Super Eagles wives and girlfriends welcome at the World Cup Super Eagles wives and girlfriends welcome at the World Cup
- January 19, 2018

The team will train in Abuja before the Congo match. Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi a year ago hinted his wife will be at the tournament with him, when he declared his partners family would kill him if Nigeria do not qualify for the World Cup. (more...)
Snap lets go of 24 employees, mostly from content division Snap lets go of 24 employees, mostly from content division
- January 19, 2018

Snap has gone through several layoffs in the past year, letting go several dozen employees over a couple of rounds in the hardware division and in recruiting in late 2017. Members of the editorial content team were responsible for collaborating with major publishing partners such as NBC and BuzzFeed in creating trending news videos for Snapchat's mobile application. (more...)
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (TSM) Upgraded to "Buy" by HSBC
- January 19, 2018

Finally, Hermes Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company by 1.8% in the second quarter. (NYSE:SBH) closed the previous trading session at $18.06, experiencing a change of -1.69% with 2,520,926 shares trading hands. (more...)
Vanguard S&P 500 Growth ETF (VOOG) Rises 0.56% for Jan 17
- January 19, 2018

This is an increase from Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF's previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 932,405 shares of the company's stock valued at $76,421,000 after purchasing an additional 78,349 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Grammys' Gun-Violence Victims Tribute to Take Center Stage Grammys' Gun-Violence Victims Tribute to Take Center Stage
- January 19, 2018

Approximately 22,000 people were in the audience of the outdoor Route 91 Harvest during Jason Aldean's performance when gunman Stephen Paddock began firing into the crowd from a nearby hotel balcony, killing 58 and injuring over 500 others. (more...)
Annoying bug in Facebook Messenger hitting some iOS users, company investigating Annoying bug in Facebook Messenger hitting some iOS users, company investigating
- January 19, 2018

TechCrunch's own Josh Constine was hit by the problem and he found that closing and reopening the app didn't fix it. The app apparently freezes up after typing a few words. For some, it even causes the app to crash. Facebook plans to strip back its Messenger app to the bare bones after spending the last two years adding one new feature after another. (more...)