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United States confirms 'failed' North Korea missile launch United States confirms 'failed' North Korea missile launch
- May 01, 2017

The United States and China offered starkly different strategies Friday for addressing North Korea's escalating nuclear threat as President Donald Trump's top diplomat demanded full enforcement of economic sanctions on Pyongyang and urged new penalties. (more...)
Man in Thailand kills baby on Facebook Live
- May 01, 2017

Zuckerberg was responding to pressure after a man in the American state of OH used Facebook Live to broadcast footage of himself walking up to a stranger in a street and shooting him dead. According to the police authorities, the fater, called Wuttisan Wongtalay , had earlier had a fight with his wife. Zuckerberg was reacting to the outrage following Steve Stephens posting to Facebook Live his random killing of an elderly man on the side of a road in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)
Sri Lanka navy seizes boat with 30 from Myanmar, 2 Indians Sri Lanka navy seizes boat with 30 from Myanmar, 2 Indians
- May 01, 2017

India and Japan will build a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, a 500 MegaWatt power plant and a gas distribution pipeline in Sri Lanka, a media report said. The boat has been handed over to Kankasanthurai police after being brought into the Kankasanthurai port. The Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar s western state of Rakhine are denied citizenship and face brutal discrimination in the Buddhist-majority country. (more...)
Maruti sales rise 19.5% to 1,51215 units in April Maruti sales rise 19.5% to 1,51215 units in April
- May 01, 2017

The company's of domestic sales stood at 144,492 units in the month, rising by 23.4% versus 117,045 units in April 2016. The mini segment (Alto and WagonR) grew by 22 per cent. Sales of mid-sized sedan Ciaz rose 23.2 per cent to 7,024 units during the month. Sales of vans Omni and Eeco was at 13,938 units, down by 4% from 14,520 units in April 2016. (more...)
Uber to launch e-VTOL air taxis Uber to launch e-VTOL air taxis
- May 01, 2017

The BBC noted the technology isn't proven yet, but Uber thinks their flying vehicle service could cost around the same as their auto transportation system. The company is working with Hillwood properties in Dallas-Fort Worth and various other real estate companies in Dubai to select the sites and construct ports for vehicle landings and takeoffs. (more...)
Facebook Spaces: 7 Things to Know About the New Virtual Reality App Facebook Spaces: 7 Things to Know About the New Virtual Reality App
- May 01, 2017

When Facebook snapped up Oculus it was obvious this would be one of the directions the Rift would go, socialising in VR. Facebook Spaces was initially showcased by Mark Zuckerberg at the Oculus Connect Conference in October a year ago, but today the company has opened it for public. (more...)
Hezbollah accuses Israel of bombing Damascus airport Hezbollah accuses Israel of bombing Damascus airport
- April 30, 2017

Israel has also struck Hezbollah and Syrian military targets in southern Syria, in what appears to be an effort to prevent the militant group from gaining a foothold along the boundary between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar news site also attributed the raid to the Jewish state. Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who has tracked air traffic between Iran and Syria for years, said the planes were most ... (more...)
Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy' Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'
- April 30, 2017

He added: "But, listen, as I've told J.J. and I've told Rian , 'I have so many really awful ideas that I'd like to share with you, because out of 100, maybe you'll find one you kind of like'". The recently revealed trailer for Battlefront 2 focuses a lot on the game's story, a far cry from the multiplayer-only outing available in 2015's entry. (more...)
Zuckerberg Helps Assemble Ford Pickups In Visit To Michigan Zuckerberg Helps Assemble Ford Pickups In Visit To Michigan
- April 30, 2017

The surprise drop in is part of a challenge Zuckerberg set for himself to visit people in every state and talk to them about the future. Because members of the Moore family are Democratic, but voted for Republican President Donald Trump, they gained attention in the media. (more...)
Democrat closes in on Congress seat in Georgia Democrat closes in on Congress seat in Georgia
- April 30, 2017

Tuesday's special election sought to fill the House of Representatives seat of Georgia Republican Tom Price , who recently joined the Trump administration as secretary of health and human services. The White House has claimed a special election in Georgia in which a young Democrat came first by nearly 30 points, was in fact a "big loss" for the party. (more...)
Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport Israel suspected after missile strike at military base near Damascus airport
- April 30, 2017

In line with its usual practice, Israel s military declined to comment on the airport blast. Israel's Intelligence Minister Israel Katz appeared to back up claims that Israel was responsible for the explosion in an interview with Army Radio Thursday. (more...)
Stock under Consideration: Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) Stock under Consideration: Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL)
- April 30, 2017

PayPal Holdings, Inc. had an earnings per share growth of 110.04% in the last 5 years. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 40,740 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,736,746.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . (more...)
Apple could debut Siri-powered speaker as early as June Apple could debut Siri-powered speaker as early as June
- April 30, 2017

The rumored Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X are all over the internet, nowadays. Amidst all the smartphone speculations, today, a report claimed that Apple is about to unveil its very own Siri Speaker. Sonny Dickson also disclosed that the Amazon Echo competitor had been codenamed B238 for the purposes of internal communication within Apple as a company. (more...)
Amazon is shutting down Underground, its free Android app program Amazon is shutting down Underground, its free Android app program
- April 30, 2017

The program, launched back in 2015, will be fully discontinued by the company in 2019. Now there over 20,000 apps and games available in Underground, claims the website. A graphic on Amazon's Underground info page pits the Actually Free version of Jetpack Joyride against its Google Play counterpart. By May 31, 2017, Amazon will stop accepting app submissions to the program. (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis Weatherford International plc (WFT) Revenue Estimates Analysis Weatherford International plc (WFT)
- April 30, 2017

The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 0.98, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 2.8. The oil and gas company reported ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.01. The firm has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of -25.20%. For the next 5 years, Weatherford International plc is expecting Growth of -23.56% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 33.99% per annum. (more...)
Microsoft's quarterly revenue falls short of estimates, shares slide after closing Microsoft's quarterly revenue falls short of estimates, shares slide after closing
- April 30, 2017

Just don't mention the sagging Surface fondleslab sales. We think Microsoft is successfully solidifying its wide moat around the Office business, with more than 100 million commercial monthly active users on Office 365, and another 26 million consumer subscription have been sold. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Android Nougat launched Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime with Android Nougat launched
- April 30, 2017

It runs on 1.5 GB RAM having an internal memory of 16GB which can be expandable upto 128GB via Micro SD card. The Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update that rolled out this week also brought with it updated Android security patches. Samsung's J series is the budget friendly one from the company, and it is interesting the company has launched a new phone with the Android Nougat for the U.S. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8's AI assistant - Bixby - on hold for Australian market Samsung Galaxy S8's AI assistant - Bixby - on hold for Australian market
- April 30, 2017

In order for the developer to create the APK, he first made it work on top of the Galaxy S8's launcher , which was leaked online early this week. "This customization ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more". (more...)
Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media
- April 30, 2017

A luxury music festival which took place in the Bahamas was compared to The Lord of The Flies and The Hunger Games after it got chaotic, prompting its organizers to apologize. Both men paid $500 for a flight from Miami to the island along with lodging and food. Despite the ministry not being a sponsor of the festival, they stated that they had given advice to the organizers. (more...)
Samsung rolls out Fix for Galaxy S8 Red Tint Display Issue Samsung rolls out Fix for Galaxy S8 Red Tint Display Issue
- April 30, 2017

The company tried to downplay the issue at the time and promised to roll out an update to fix the problem. A year on from the disaster, Samsung looks to redeem itself and will be looking to make a comeback with its Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The specifications of the device are rumored to be like nothing before. The fact that it has reiterated the launch of a second flagship, there are lots of possibilities. (more...)