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Android P will block background apps from accessing the camera Android P will block background apps from accessing the camera
- February 21, 2018

As to the Android P code in question, which was originally spotted in Android Open Source Project commit from January 19, the commit notes that any individual app found to be idle - which is to say operating in the background - will experience an error code if it attempts to activate the camera. (more...)
South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins historic skeleton gold South Korea's Yun Sung-bin wins historic skeleton gold
- February 21, 2018

He is now 1.02 seconds faster than two-time Olympic silver medalist Martins Dukurs of Latvia. But he surpassed his own record later by marking 50.07 in his second run. Gold medalist Yun Sung-bin of South Korea on the podium. The Olympics continue all day today and tonight. Yun, 23, knows every bump and curve of the Pyeongchang track, having spent thousands of hours training on it. (more...)
Kaduna explains demolition of building housing APC secretariat Kaduna explains demolition of building housing APC secretariat
- February 21, 2018

The demolition came after a faction of the APC led by the senator two days ago, announced that it had suspended Governor El'Rufai for failing to respond to a query that was issued to him. "It is not too much of a price to pay", Hunkuyi said. "This is a series of arbitrariness and of tyranny perpetuated by the governor against dissenting, opposition voices in the state". (more...)
$1.06 EPS Expected for Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- February 21, 2018

Cypress Capital Group who had been investing in Adobe Systems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $99.48B market cap company. The stock increased 1.46% or $2.93 during the last trading session, reaching $204.49. The insider LAMKIN BRYAN sold 30,000 shares worth $5.97M. Shares for $379,784 were sold by THOMPSON MATTHEW on Monday, October 23. Keep in mind that Investors should not rely only on an analyst's recommendation when taking a decision whether to buy, hold, or sell a ... (more...)
Paramount Slates 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Film For 2019 Paramount Slates 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Film For 2019
- February 21, 2018

Set to stoke any child from the 1990s, or earlier, Paramount has set its Neal H. Moritz-produced Sonic the Hedgehog feature for November 15, 2019. Sonic has always been viewed as SEGA's answer to Nintendo's Mario, but has earned incredible clout and recognition on all his own. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Sonic the Hedgehog lands in theaters on November 15, 2019. (more...)
United Kingdom to use medieval church spires to boost digital connectivity United Kingdom to use medieval church spires to boost digital connectivity
- February 21, 2018

The government said commercial arrangements would be made locally between dioceses or parishes and mobile operators and broadband providers but gave no further details. Mobile UK, the organisation that represents EE, O2, three, and Vodafone has welcomed the news, saying networks will be able to "extend their use of churches to increase mobile coverage and capacity while respecting the church environment". (more...)
Whatsapp allowed beta test with limited user base, low transaction limit: NPCI Whatsapp allowed beta test with limited user base, low transaction limit: NPCI
- February 21, 2018

However, rival digital payments services have pointed out exceptions that have been applied to WhatsApp's service. Despite its dominance, Paytm is concerned about competition from WhatsApp, with the firm's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma calling out WhatsApp's parent firm Facebook for "openly colonising our payment system and...customising UPI to their benefit". (more...)
Nightwing Director in Talks — Dungeons and Dragons Nightwing Director in Talks — Dungeons and Dragons
- February 21, 2018

That Dungeons and Dragons movie was neither a critical nor financial success, but it did lead to a telefilm sequel with 2005's Dungeons and Dragons : Wrath of the Dragon God and a direct-to-DVD followup with Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness in 2012. (more...)
Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000 from Airbus Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000 from Airbus
- February 21, 2018

The A350-1000 is created to seat 366 people and competes head-to-head with Boeing's profitable 777. Al Baker claims it was the airline's belief in the A350-900 program that paved the way for the A350-1000. Currently, Qatar's fleet exceeds 200 aircraft, including nine Airbus A380s, twenty-one A350-900s, four A340-600s, thirteen A330-300s, thirteen A330-200s, seven A321-200s, thirty-nine A320s and two A319LRs. (more...)
Amit Shah in Karnataka: BJP president visits Kukke Shree Subrahmanya temple Amit Shah in Karnataka: BJP president visits Kukke Shree Subrahmanya temple
- February 21, 2018

He will also be visiting the family of BJP worker Deepak Rao , a BJP worker who was murdered last month. The BJP has been targeting the Siddaramaiah government consistently over a series of killings of Hindu activists by alleged "Jehadi forces", and accused it of adopting a "soft approach" towards them as part of the Congress' "vote bank " and "minorities appeasement" politics. (more...)
Employees Are Walking into Doors at Apple's New HQ, Apple Park
- February 21, 2018

The $5 billion (£3.6 billion) campus features numerous glass walls, which are being misjudged by users of building causing collisions and resulting in several people receiving medical treatment. In 2011, Jobs reportedly described the building "a little like a spaceship landed". "The achievement is to make a building where so many people can connect and collaborate and walk and talk". (more...)
Telstra inundated with complaints as iMessage fails Telstra inundated with complaints as iMessage fails
- February 21, 2018

In a tweet, Telstra said customers could continue to send and receive SMS messages, but later stated those services were coming back to normal. 'Haven't been able to send iMessage for the last three hours. "You can choose to send it as a text message immediately", it read. An abundance of users on Twitter are complaining of the outage across the entire country, as seen below. (more...)
The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is the fastest street-legal Lotus built The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is the fastest street-legal Lotus built
- February 21, 2018

Weighing in at 2,028 pounds, the new Lotus 3-Eleven 430 can hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds and continue all the way to 180 miles per hour. Its 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels are wrapped in Michelin Cup 2 tyres (225/40 front and 275/35 rear), helping deliver a (claimed) 1.5g in lateral acceleration, aided by the vast array of aerodynamic components fitted to the vehicle's body. (more...)
Roadmap delayed, as Bluehole reveals patch notes for HUGE gameplay changes Roadmap delayed, as Bluehole reveals patch notes for HUGE gameplay changes
- February 21, 2018

Continuing their efforts to be transparent about issues plaguing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , PUBG Corp has released another blog post discussing matchmaking. Preparations are now underway to test the new matchmaking method, with first trials being planned to begin this week. That roadmap will cover the first half of 2018, which will "include a new map", alongside other "development and new content plans". (more...)
Dominion Energy crews return after restoring power in Puerto Rico Dominion Energy crews return after restoring power in Puerto Rico
- February 21, 2018

The ruling comes just days after the judge had rejected an initial $1 billion loan request made by a federal control board overseeing the USA territory's finances. The rest of the USA citizenry appears to have forgotten about Puerto Rico and the suffering of its people (also US citizens) - but some in the solar industry remain laser-focused on trying to restore power to more than 400,000 people five months after hurricanes knocked out power to the entire island. (more...)
Raises Position in NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)
- February 21, 2018

The shares were sold at an average price of $227.93, for a total transaction of $3,944,784.51. Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) has declined 23.80% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. Therefore 57% are positive. Teradyne had 45 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. (more...)
Walmart Takes Stake In Flipkart Walmart Takes Stake In Flipkart
- February 21, 2018

The report said the proposed investment will value Flipkart between $20 billion and $23 billion. If Walmart partners with Flipkart for retail business in India, it will allow Flipkart to forge a stronger offline presence, just as its closest rival Amazon entered the food retail business and became the first foreign company to start a food retail venture in the country. (more...)
C37 C37 "Different Car Philosophy" Compared to C36 - Sauber's Jörg Zander
- February 21, 2018

The new auto is the first as part of a title partnership with Alfa Romeo that upgrades the team to the latest Ferrari power unit after having previously run year-old engines. "2017 was a difficult year but we worked hard as a team and made some good progress", he said. Alfa Romeo's comeback restores one of the great names to Formula 1, and marks the return of the "Quadrifoglio", the legendary badge that has appeared on Alfa Romeo's top performance cars since 1923. (more...)
The Front Barnett Associates LLC Decreases Position in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- February 21, 2018

The New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.2% in Activision Blizzard, Inc. Janney Capital Management Llc decreased Southern Company (SO) stake by 2.06% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Therefore 33% are positive. Activision Blizzard had 131 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Activision Blizzard, Inc is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content and services. (more...)
DOOM's Latest Switch Update Adds Motion Controls, Multiplayer Party Support, and More DOOM's Latest Switch Update Adds Motion Controls, Multiplayer Party Support, and More
- February 21, 2018

Multiplayer fans will be excited to learn that the update adds a new party system to Doom multiplayer. And let's not forget that what you give up in the Switch version is counterbalanced by what you get: the ability to take this classic action title anywhere with you, on a fully-portable platform. (more...)

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