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Incredible: Snow in the Sahara Desert after 40 Years Incredible: Snow in the Sahara Desert after 40 Years
- December 21, 2016

In higher regions snow can fall on a regular basis during the winter and subzero temperatures are not uncommon. Why did it snow in the Saharan desert? Residents of the Sahara are in full shock after they got up in the morning and noticed that outside everything is covered in... (more...)
RBS, Barclays and others fined $100m by Swiss regulators over Libor rigging
- December 21, 2016

The Swiss Competition Commission, known as Comco, said a raft of banks ran cartels to influence rates dating as far back as 2005. Along with the British lenders, United States giants JP Morgan Chase & Co and Citigroup, German group Deutsche Bank, French player Societe Generale and Swiss bank Credit Suisse were also handed down penalties. (more...)
Tankers dock at Libya port to load first crude in 2 years
- December 21, 2016

Omani crude oil futures, to be delivered in February, grew by 2.4 per cent to $53.24 on Monday due to expectations of tighter crude oil supply going into 2017. "Based on the latest available data, U.S. crude oil exports averaged 501,000 barrels per day in the first five months of 2016, 43,000 barrels per day, or 9 percent, more than the full-year 2015 daily average", the U.S. (more...)
Apple Offering Refurbished Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch Models
- December 21, 2016

With the offers that are available at the moment, Apple isn't cutting more than $90 or 16 percent off the prices of new versions. Starting today, December 20, you can buy refurbished Apple Watches directly from Apple's website. The Series 2 Sport model starts at $309 for 38mm and increases to $339 for the 42mm. However, no original Apple Watch models are included. The 38mm stainless steel version starts at $469, with $80 off. (more...)
Mitsubishi to share future Renault-Nissan EV platform Mitsubishi to share future Renault-Nissan EV platform
- December 21, 2016

The automakers' normal electric vehicle technique comes as auto goliaths Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) are likewise planning to mass-create battery electric vehicles in the midst of fixing discharges and efficiency controls far and wide. (more...)
BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
- December 21, 2016

Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an "underperform" rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of BlackBerry in a research report on Friday. Wells Fargo & Co. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC now owns 75,000 shares of the smartphone producer's stock valued at $598,000 after buying an additional 6,240 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Watch this new trailer from Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Watch this new trailer from Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
- December 21, 2016

This patch will make it compatible with the Poochy amiibo. Nintendo has announced some new content it has in store for its upcoming 3DS platformer Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World , revealing that players can expect all-new levels in addition to platform-specific gameplay modes. (more...)
Samsung will offer YouTube's HDR content on supported TVs Samsung will offer YouTube's HDR content on supported TVs
- December 21, 2016

The update "will launch progressively throughout the world from December", according to Samsung, although it's not clear when it will arrive in the United Kingdom specifically. Netflix and Amazon have both committed to producing HDR content, and YouTube already has a handful of creators producing HDR content as well. The update will automatically be installed over the air and you'll know when it's done because there will be a dedicated HDR section within the app and on YouTube's 4K channel . (more...)
AT&T Call Protect will help you avoid fraud and spam phone calls AT&T Call Protect will help you avoid fraud and spam phone calls
- December 21, 2016

It attempts to auto block fraudsters, send notices of suspected spam, turn on temporary blocks, and even report spam calls. AT&T Call Protect introduces several protective features including " automatic fraud blocking ", which is said to reduce the chances of customers becoming the victim of scams. (more...)
Snowboarding-Santa Casey Neistat Flies Over Finland With Custom Drone
- December 21, 2016

Casey Neistat , a film maker and popular YouTube personality, has made a decision to celebrate Christmas by releasing a video of him using a giant drone to snowboard around Finland. " No one in the world sells a drone that can lift a human being ", says a team in the footage who designed the drone specifically for the stunt. As the behind-the-scenes video above shows, a lot of work went into filming the video. (more...)
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) & Newfield Exploration Co
- December 21, 2016

Seven Bridges Advisors LLC now owns 3,431 shares of the company's stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 515 shares in the last quarter. Its EVP Growth & Business Develop SUD JAMES P sold 1,700 company shares for $53000.21, in a transaction on 2016-12-14. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 said to be delayed till April, everything we know Samsung's Galaxy S8 said to be delayed till April, everything we know
- December 21, 2016

This report may be irksome for Samsung but is definitely disappointing for LG. Sprint is preparing to release the second generation of the entry-level Samsung Galaxy J3 on the three carriers which share its network, including both its Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile prepaid arms, starting on January 6. (more...)
Skoda Octavia RS facelift arrives - now up to 230 hp
- December 21, 2016

In spite of the entire Dieselgate scandal, Skoda has not ditched the 184 HP version of the 2.0-liter TDI power plant, but it has not tinkered with its performance figures either. The petrol-powered vRS's extra horsepower shaves 0.1sec off the hatch's performance 0-62mph time, at 6.7sec. the diesel variant's time remains the same as before at 7.9secThe petrol hatch's top speed also increases by 1mph. (more...)
Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC
- December 21, 2016

Initial partners include Britain's LBC radio, the BBC World Service , Harper Collins , and authors Adam Grant and Britt Bennett . Facebook has already spun up its version of live television with Facebook Live. iOS users can only browse the rest of Facebook with the stream running, while opening another app will cut the sound. The new feature comes as an alternative to a Facebook tool that lets people stream live video at the social network. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Hardware Compliant With Vulkan, OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES
- December 21, 2016

The Switch will be able to operate as a mobile game device, using its built-in 720p display, but it can also work as a home console when docked to a device that connects to your TV at home. Now, keep in mind that devkit specs are not always final specs, but they're usually safe specs so that developers can build first wave games that are properly optimized for the console and run well right out of the box. (more...)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare first DLC Sabotage coming in late January Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare first DLC Sabotage coming in late January
- December 21, 2016

Noir - A dark, grimy city map inspired by a futuristic Brooklyn at night, Noir is set against a distant future metropolitan backdrop with cafes and parks surrounding a brutal downtown warzone. Willard Wyler returns once more to create the biggest horror film of his career with the players along for the ride as his unwilling guest stars. This map takes place in Italy, and is a very fast and close-quarters stage. (more...)
James Rodriguez: I will consider my offers within the next seven days
- December 20, 2016

The 25-year-old is desperate for regular football and speaking after Real Madrid's 4-2 victory in the Club World Cup final, Rodriguez conceded he can't guarantee his future at the Bernabeu. "A few days ago, I won the Ballon d'Or so it has been a ideal year for me". It was a ideal year. According to Mundo Deportivo there are five clubs interested in signing the unhappy Colombian at the end of the season. (more...)
Germany: Pakistani suspect arrested following Berlin attack is released
- December 20, 2016

It left Poland for Italy via Germany on Monday but the firm lost contact with the driver at 4 pm local time . Merkel, who has been criticized for allowing in huge numbers of migrants past year, addressed head-on the possibility that an asylum-seeker was responsible for the carnage. (more...)
Twitter says a pared-down Vine camera app will launch in January Twitter says a pared-down Vine camera app will launch in January
- December 20, 2016

The announcement was made through a blog post wherein the Vine team detailed how they've been working closely with creators to make sure the transition is done right. Finally, Vine will let you download all of your Vines, both through the app and through the Vine .co website. All Vine files will include an index.html file that contains information like captions, likes, comments, and revines. (more...)
Michael Fassbender Explains Why Assassin's Creed Avoided CGI As Much As Possible
- December 20, 2016

Assassin's Creed follows the Assassin's who are in a fight for peace via the idea of free will. David Ehrlich, writing for IndieWire , is one of the few voices to praise the film, directed by Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel. Not everyone hated the film of course, with some praising its fight scenes as exciting enough to haul through the rest of the film.Others suggested that the odd plot is actually something that helps Assassin's Creed stand out as one of the better action films of ... (more...)

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