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Apple Gets California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Apple Gets California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars
- April 22, 2017

Apple's possession of the permit indicates that the company could begin testing autonomous vehicles on California roads, and an Apple source reportedly told Bloomberg that testing would begin "soon", but no specific time frame was given. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 image leak hints at some interesting features Apple iPhone 8 image leak hints at some interesting features
- April 22, 2017

In the second quarter a year ago, which ended on March 26, Apple sold almost 51.2 million units, and in the period that ended June 25, 2016, the company sold about 40.1 million iPhones . Even if that happens, we're going to eventually get the 10th anniversary iPhone and the eighth-generation will come. But analysts are anticipating the potential for Apple's growth in India will be huge, reports the Nikkei , helped along by increasing competition among telecom companies. (more...)
Special Constable hails wife as inspiration for London Marathon challenge Special Constable hails wife as inspiration for London Marathon challenge
- April 22, 2017

Keitany, 33, wants to use the event in London as a springboard before she pushes for gold at the London World Championships in August. "Winning is always the main target". "I don't want to say that I will run a particular time because it is my first marathon and I want to run without pressure", she said. Vivian Cheruiyot, the Olympic 5,000m champion, urged Sumgong, who has yet to have her positive test confirmed by her B sample, to cooperate with the authorities. (more...)
Most Active Stock: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Most Active Stock: Apple Inc. (AAPL)
- April 22, 2017

In addition to Guggenheim reporting its target price, a total of 36 firms have issued a report on the stock. Different analysts and financial institutions use various valuation methods and consider different economic forces when deciding on a price target. (more...)
Apple Promises to Stop Mining Minerals for iPhones Apple Promises to Stop Mining Minerals for iPhones
- April 22, 2017

However, Apple has promised to stop mining minerals: Yesterday, in an unprecedented goal for the company and its industry, Apple announced a goal "to stop mining the earth altogether". This number, though, is in relation to the many Apple stores, corporate offices, and data centers and does not reflect the current material usage and procurement for its devices. (more...)
TSX ends higher as CP Rail, mining shares rise TSX ends higher as CP Rail, mining shares rise
- April 22, 2017

The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call. Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. 4/21/2017-Loop Capital was Downgraded by analysts at Loop Capital from a "Buy " rating to a " Hold" rating. (more...)
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
- April 22, 2017

Net income inched 0.4 percent higher to 37.1 billion yuan (USD5.4 billion) in 2016, the Shenzhen, China-based company said on Friday. Revenue from Huawei's consumer business group rose 44 percent to $26 billion, but lagged the company's forecast of $30 billion made a year ago. (more...)
Google to bundle ad blocker into Chrome Google to bundle ad blocker into Chrome
- April 22, 2017

This decision by Google to develop ad-blocking software seems counter-intuitive for a company whose business relies considerably on advertising equating to $60bn a year ago. In response to complaints, Google is setting a plan to add ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser . What Types of Ads are Unacceptable? The other option is simply to block the offending ads in question, though it's unclear whether Google will go forth either strategy at all . (more...)
Instagram celebrities keep sneaking in sponsored posts, FTC says Instagram celebrities keep sneaking in sponsored posts, FTC says
- April 22, 2017

The FTC explained that material connections could "consist of a business or family relationship, monetary payment, or the provision of free products from the endorser". The names of the influencers and brands were not publicly released. "Non-disclosed advertising is rampant", it complained, noting that its list of 113 " influencers " was only "illustrative, not exhaustive". (more...)
Huawei Says Flash Memory Is To Blame For Slow P10 Speeds
- April 22, 2017

Huawei has admitted that the issue exists. The P10 is having a rough time. That sounds very unlikely given the gap in speeds, but Yu also points the finger at competitors that are criticizing the company. Denouncing the speculations he said that the company wasn't misleading the consumers. " We would never do such a despicable thing as cutting corners ". (more...)
Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Soon Available Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Soon Available
- April 22, 2017

You can work during the day, then load up each key with macros and play into the night. There's a full complement of function keys across the top with media controls and macro ability built in. USB Passthrough: Convenience and speed are directly within reach. A six-foot USB 2.0 Type-A cable connects the board to your computer and there is a pass-through port so you're effectively not losing a port. (more...)
Scorpio Bulkers first-quarter loss narrows on a YOY basis Scorpio Bulkers first-quarter loss narrows on a YOY basis
- April 22, 2017

The net cash proceeds for Scorpio Bulkers after paying off the related debt, as well as termination fees and commissions, is approximately $24.2m. EPS growth for this year is 90.70% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 45.80%. (more...)
Code Vein Brings Thorns of Judgment Worldwide in 2018
- April 22, 2017

The title seems to be a game along the lines of Dark Souls III but with vampire-like creatures. The game takes place in the near future as a mysterious calamity ravages the world. After stumbling into Vein, players are tasked to embark into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality. (more...)
United Airlines Faces Mounting Pressure Over Hospitalized Passenger United Airlines Faces Mounting Pressure Over Hospitalized Passenger
- April 22, 2017

David Dao and three other passengers were randomly selected to leave so that four United Airlines employees could take their place. The incident, in which Dao, a Vietnamese-American, was violently removed from the plane due to an alleged "overbooking", has earned global condemnation. (more...)
Obama Injects Himself Into French Election Obama Injects Himself Into French Election
- April 22, 2017

Le Pen - narrowly trailing frontrunner Emmanuel Macron in opinion polls - said she would take steps to beat "Islamist terrorism" if elected, including introducing tougher immigration and border controls . The centrist candidate, a political novice compared with his opponents, said there "no such thing as zero risk" and anyone who said otherwise was irresponsible. (more...)
Microsoft to sell Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Microsoft edition Microsoft to sell Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Microsoft edition
- April 22, 2017

After months of anticipation, Samsung has revealed its next smartphone: the Galaxy S8 . From there, it will be "automatically populated" with core apps like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook, Skype and more . Apple might also use the 2.5D OLED edge to edge display for the new Apple iPhone 8. It's able to achieve this by scanning 200 points of an iris during setup. (more...)
Samsung, Amazon join forces for HDR tech Samsung, Amazon join forces for HDR tech
- April 22, 2017

This means that if a movie's color scheme is bright overall, but some scenes are shot in dimmer light, they would appear darker than envisioned or intended. Im Kyung-won, vice president at Samsung Electronics' visual display unit, said: "The open source HDR10 Plus will offer an astonishing viewing experience for its users". (more...)
Apple May be Looking to the Skies for its Next Big Project Apple May be Looking to the Skies for its Next Big Project
- April 22, 2017

It's unclear if those talks will result in a deal. One use for such technology would be a broadband service that could reach users who don't now have Internet connectivity. Duffy, by the way, is himself a former Alphabet employee thanks to Nest buying Dropcam in 2014. After a tumultuous stint there, Duffy joined Apple to form a new team reporting Dan Riccio, who oversees hardware teams for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple's augmented reality efforts, the people familiar with the matter said. (more...)
Earnings at the Forefront For The Blackstone Group LP Earnings at the Forefront For The Blackstone Group LP
- April 22, 2017

The firm owned 72,800 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 17,580 shares during the period. Wagner Bowman Management Corp raised its stake in Blackstone Group by 9.4% in the third quarter. Blackstone Group had a net margin of 20.08% and a return on equity of 15.59%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 74.9% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)
Facebook Launches Beta of VR Social Platform
- April 22, 2017

Facebook will deploy machine learning algorithms and scan your Facebook photos to create a digital avatar. From there, you can change your eye color, hairstyle, facial features and more to help people recognize you and hopefully make VR feel more like hanging out in person. (more...)