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Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes $250K Book Deal Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes $250K Book Deal
- December 30, 2016

Yiannopoulos was accused of being racist and sexist following comments he made and promptly removed from Twitter. Though Yiannopoulos is still banned from Twitter, he is now an editor at conservative news site, Breitbart , which is where Steve Bannon , chief strategist and senior counselor for President-elect Donald Trump, was a former executive chair member. (more...)
Facebook acquires eye tracking company The Eye Tribe Facebook acquires eye tracking company The Eye Tribe
- December 30, 2016

The startup has developed a $99 eye tracking device developer kits for computers, and software that can bring gaze-based interfaces to smartphones and potentially virtual reality headsets. Scroll down a page? Facebook hopes to use the technology in conjunction with their Oculus virtual reality headsets. As well, the foveated rendering can reduce the computational power needed to accomplish this level of immersion into the virtual reality. (more...)
Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex Trafficking Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex Trafficking
- December 30, 2016

Uber driver Keith Avila tipped off police to child sex trafficking on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. Once Avila dropped them off at a hotel, he called the police. "Get the donation first. before you start touching him going in there, get the donation first". While the teenager's attire caught Avila's eye, he said it was the discussion between one of the women in the backseat and the girl in the front seat that caught his ear. (more...)
The Biggest iPhone 8 Feature Will Come from Samsung The Biggest iPhone 8 Feature Will Come from Samsung
- December 30, 2016

Apple activated more than double the number of new phones in the week to 25 December than rival Samsung, according to Flurry Analytics. Medium-size phones, such as Apple's iPhone 7 and Samsung's Galaxy S7, continue to be the most popular mobile device, but their popularity waned from 54 percent a year ago to 45 percent this holiday season, Flurry found. (more...)
Honda Recalls 634000 Odyssey Minivans for Second-Row Seat Problems Honda Recalls 634000 Odyssey Minivans for Second-Row Seat Problems
- December 30, 2016

In the meantime the automaker recommends vehicle owners manually lock the seat into a fixed position by pushing down on a horizontal adjustment bar. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to this issue, Honda's USA division said. (more...)
The Windows 10 Green Screen of Death Is Now a Real Thing
- December 29, 2016

These stop screens have been an important part of Windows culture since forever. So what's the new big change? The "green screen of death" (GSOD) was initially teased by Microsoft employee Matthijs Hoekstra and then discovered by Twitter user Chris123NT . (more...)
HandBrake reaches version 1.0.0 after 13 years of development
- December 29, 2016

That's a big enough reason for celebration and champagne all its own, but what makes this release more important for the Handbrake team is that it took 13 years to reach this point. Just in case you have a compatible Skylake or later CPU, Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder support brings performance improvements. HandBrake's documentation also received a much-needed rework. (more...)
Police Ask AI in Amazon Echo Who Strangled Its Owner
- December 29, 2016

Bates was charged with Collins' murder, said Nathan Smith, the prosecuting attorney in Bentonville, Arkansas, during an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired today. Here's how the device works: Echo is always listening for the wake, or trigger, word, which is usually "Alexa". It comes after a legal stalemate earlier this year when Apple refused to help unlock a phone used by one of the perpetrators of the attack in San Bernardino, California. (more...)
Takata Criminal Probe Settlement Could Be as High as $1 Billion
- December 29, 2016

The Japanese air bag manufacturer has been negotiating a deal that could involve the company pleading guilty to a range of charges, potentially including wire fraud, according to the Journal. Monitors similar to the one that could be installed for the Takata case have been appointed as watchdogs in two recent major USA auto safety recalls involving General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp. (more...)
Bilic: 'It is definitely not true with Evra' Bilic: 'It is definitely not true with Evra'
- December 29, 2016

Former Manchester United defender Evra has been linked with a return to the Premier League and, in particular, a move to West Ham after seeing his game time at Juventus limited. "Definitely not true with Evra. Okay, he's a great player, but in that position we are well covered". Bilic also addressed rumours suggesting West Ham are interested in Sunderland striker Defoe. (more...)
Amazon files patent for flying warehouse as part of drone delivery plan
- December 29, 2016

Indeed, a separate filing that won approval last week details how the mesh network could protect drones from hackers by enacting a "fail-safe mode" that could guide them safely to a trackable location on the ground - possibly for pickup by a rescue drone. (more...)
Google and Facebook top the charts for most popular applications Google and Facebook top the charts for most popular applications
- December 29, 2016

Messenger came in second place this year, with over 129 million average unique monthly users , followed by YouTube with over 113 monthly uniques. Facebook boasts an average 1.8 billion monthly active users internationally, as the largest social network in the world. (more...)
Mario Kart 64 Coming To Wii U Virtual Console In US
- December 29, 2016

Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy Nintendo 64 successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. 2, Super Mario Land, Lego City Undercover, Splatoon, and many more. It will have one of the most memorable and cherished courses like the Moo Moo Farm, Yoshi's Valley, Toad's Turnpike etc. Let us know if you have played the game before on the Nintendo 64 or not, and whether you will be buying the game today when it releases. (more...)
Features the 3 Samsung A Series 2017 Devices Might Have
- December 29, 2016

Now, Samsung has sent out media invites for a launch event on January 5, which is set to take place in Kuala Lampur. And while the smart accessory was never introduced for their Galaxy S series devices, the upcoming Galaxy S8/S8 Plus smartphones might be the first to get the S-Pen support. (more...)
Samsung Shows Off New Curved Quantum Dot Monitor Ahead Of CES 2017 Samsung Shows Off New Curved Quantum Dot Monitor Ahead Of CES 2017
- December 29, 2016

The latest is the CH711 monitor from Samsung , a sleek curved model designed for gaming that uses quantum dot technology for what Samsung says is a "vivid, visually stunning picture". Using Picture-by-Picture (PBP) technology, customers can load content from any connected HDMI or DP input source and position it anywhere on the screen. (more...)
Hot Performer of the day: Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) Hot Performer of the day: Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)
- December 29, 2016

The stock touched its 52-Week High on Jul 6, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Dec 31, 2015. Similarly, the company's last 5 years high P/E ratio is 10.1 and low P/E is 10.1, whereas, the industry's and sector's high P/E for the past year is 26.2 and 47.19 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 4.35 for the industry and 19.47 for the Sector. (more...)
What we know about Trump's charitable foundation - and what we don't What we know about Trump's charitable foundation - and what we don't
- December 29, 2016

President-elect says he will dissolve the Trump Foundation in order to avoid conflicts of interest. Trump must agree to the appointment of an independent trustee to oversee his global business empire. Indeed, what's alarming about Trump's latest deception is how brazen it is. Trump Foundation has been widely criticized for how it's spent donations - and for the potential conflicts of interest it poses once Trump is inaugurated. (more...)
OnePlus 3T in Soft Gold colour with 64GB storage launches for ₹29999
- December 29, 2016

The device will now be available in "Soft Gold" colour variant. On January 6th, the Soft Gold model will be on open sale and Amazon has also mentioned that the Gunmetal variant which is now out of stock, will be restocked soon. The device lacks support to any kind of expandable storage. OnePlus has stated that the company has been looking forward to fulfilling yet another promise and commitment by introducing a brand-new color variant the Soft Gold color for the OnePlus 3T fans in the ... (more...)
Final Xbox One S Holiday Deals As 2017 Nears Final Xbox One S Holiday Deals As 2017 Nears
- December 29, 2016

While virtually all retailers are back to the $299/$349 price for the 500GB/1TB consoles, at least these guys are sending off your Xbox One with a good bonus. Then, there's "Outlast" that is offered for free from December 16 - January 15 for Xbox One Users . 2017 will also see the Nintendo Switch arrive, a new handheld hybrid console which will have the challenging task of taking on the established PS4 and Xbox One brands in the competitive and expanding console market. (more...)
Tesla and Panasonic team up on solar-panel cells Tesla and Panasonic team up on solar-panel cells
- December 29, 2016

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the stock is 5.8, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 11.92. East West Bancorp, Inc. Finally, Global Equities Research reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and issued a $385.00 price target on shares of Tesla Motors in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. (more...)

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