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Trump SCOTUS Nominee: '2nd Amendment Protects an Individual's Right' Trump SCOTUS Nominee: '2nd Amendment Protects an Individual's Right'
- February 01, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. President Trump is expected to reveal his selection to fill Antonin Scalia's vacancy on the Supreme Court this week. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes on Tuesday to advance Trump's pick for the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, and his Treasury Department nominee, Steven Mnuchin. (more...)
McLaren, BMW to collaborate on engine development
- February 01, 2017

Is that V12 the greatest bit of the McLaren F1? Autocar reports this won't just be a technology exercise; both companies confirmed the work is "destined for application in future engines". The project will be led by McLaren Automotive but involves a total of six partners. McLaren Automotive will work with its existing engine production partner, Ricardo, and BMW Group while Grainger and Worrall will provide complex, lightweight casting innovation. (more...)
BioWare's next new series launches by March 2018 BioWare's next new series launches by March 2018
- February 01, 2017

BioWare also commented on the upcoming IP on their official blog , noting that the game has been in the making since 2012 while echoing Andrew Wilson's sentiments. "At the end of the fiscal year, our BioWare studio will be delivering an all-new IP, a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new stories set in a unique new universe". (more...)
Google recalls staff to USA, criticizes Trump immigration order
- February 01, 2017

This step was taken by Google and its employees one day after CEO Sundar Pichai raised concerns regarding the implications of the immigration ban. "But really I think today is about hearing from other voices". And a Twitter user identifying as Sarah Cooper offered what may be an accurate prediction : "Trump supporters now googling 'how to boycott google '". (more...)
Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to crack down on 'alternative facts' Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to crack down on 'alternative facts'
- February 01, 2017

With the brouhaha about fake news and the significant impacts it's making, Facebook has come out with two algorithm updates, one of which is focused on timely signals to improve prominence of news stories and the other to better rank authentic content. (more...)
Super Mario Run Earnings: $53 Million, Not Enough Players are Paying
- February 01, 2017

Super Mario Run has now been downloaded more than 78m times, Nintendo announced today in its latest financial briefing. Though not specified in the update's changelog, Nintendo America also said on its Twitter account that the new Easy Mode also gives gamers a reduced number of Toads lost should you lose in Toad Rally. (more...)
Facebook Intros New Password Recovery System For GitHub Facebook Intros New Password Recovery System For GitHub
- February 01, 2017

It can be as easy as visiting a site like Facebook, Twitter, or iCloud and requesting a password reset. Facebook will let users set up encrypted recovery tokens for sites like Github, and if a user ever loses access to her Github account, she will send the stored token from her Facebook profile back to Github , proving her identity and unlocking her account. (more...)
Facebook is reportedly making an app for set-top TV boxes Facebook is reportedly making an app for set-top TV boxes
- February 01, 2017

This new tvOS app would bring Facebook videos to our living rooms, thus expanding Facebook's ad reach. According to the report , the app is part of Facebook's plan to become a "video-first" company that can compete for television ad dollars. (more...)
Trump's travel order will be front and center at White House briefing
- February 01, 2017

The point is that the order Trump signed, and the policy that is now in effect, bans tens thousands of people from coming to the USA for months (many of whom would be coming to live here, temporarily or permanently), and bans some refugees, including Syrians and residents of other countries yet to be determined, indefinitely. (more...)
Slack's messaging service sets sights on big businesses Slack's messaging service sets sights on big businesses
- February 01, 2017

Capital One has been using the new product for several months and is now up to about 12,000 users. These workspaces are essentially teams within the organization - for instance, there could be a workspace for the accounting team or one for the engineering team. (more...)
FCC cable set-top rules headed for regulatory graveyard FCC cable set-top rules headed for regulatory graveyard
- February 01, 2017

Issues the committee will tackle include further reforms to the FCC's pole attachment rules; identifying unreasonable regulatory barriers to broadband deployment; ways to encourage local governments to adopt deployment-friendly policies; and other reforms within the scope of the Commission's authority. (more...)
Microsoft 'shares the concerns' over Trump's executive orders Microsoft 'shares the concerns' over Trump's executive orders
- February 01, 2017

President Donald Trump's amicable relationship with tech industry leaders has soured. Several other tech leaders have spoken out publicly against Trump's Executive Order, including Twilio CEO Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson (who called the order 'fundamentally UnAmerican' ), and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. (more...)
Club Penguin Shuts Down After 12 Years - Here's The Reason Why
- February 01, 2017

After 11 years Club Penguin is shutting down its desktop and mobile device game. Club Penguin , created by New Horizon Interactive and published by Disney Interactive, has been around since 2005. It was a social massively multiplayer online game aimed at kids, allowing them to explore a snow-covered virtual world as penguins. The current game will cease on March 29, 2017, and memberships for desktop Club Penguin and the Club Penguin app will no longer be available for purchase ... (more...)
LG UltraFine display has issues with Wi-Fi routers LG UltraFine display has issues with Wi-Fi routers
- February 01, 2017

When he moved the router (an Apple AirPort Extreme) from beside the monitor to another room, everything went back to normal. Right out of the box, UltraFine 5K Display was hardly usable as it would consistently disconnect and even freeze my MacBook Pro which made it unusable for work on Thursday and Friday. (more...)
Amazon, Apple CEOs Fight Back Against Immigration Ban
- January 31, 2017

On Saturday, in a series of tweets, Musk wrote: "The blanket entry ban on citizen from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country's challenges". "We believe that immigration laws can and should protect the public without sacrificing people's freedom of expression or religion". Immigration and global trade were issues discussed during that meeting. (more...)
Uber CEO: Uber CEO: "We Need Your Help" After Trump's Muslim Ban
- January 31, 2017

The new President's first week in office has not been quiet (understatement of the century), and as well as signing away women's rights, Trump has now put in place a "muslin ban" which bars the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US. (more...)
Rolls Royce Phantom VII says goodbye with final one-off special Rolls Royce Phantom VII says goodbye with final one-off special
- January 31, 2017

The customer requested a vehicle that mimics a grand ocean liner, so the factory set about lavishing the long-wheelbase Phantom - worth £373,824 before any customisation even takes place - with nautical based features. The maritime theme even extends to Phantom's indulgent lambswool carpets which feature a hand-cut wake effect elegantly created by the marque's master craftspeople - perhaps a nod to the fact that this final Phantom has passed, leaving the world in its own wake. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2B details leak
- January 31, 2017

The budget Pixel device is codenamed Pixel 2B. When Google did finally unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in a rather low-key event, we were unimpressed with the design. Despite this, however, numerous Google fans have noted that the higher price of the upcoming flagship is fully justified, especially if Google does manage to flawless its smartphone's low-light imaging capabilities. (more...)
MacBook Pro Touch Bar banned in legal Bar exams
- January 31, 2017

The notice then includes instructions on how to disable the Touch Bar , which prevents it from showing anything other than the laptop's regular function keys, used to adjust screen brightness and speaker volume. Some developers have found ways to modify the Touch Bar , including getting video games like Doom to be played through the feature. The Board of Law Examiners of the State of North Carolina has issued a notice to Bar exam applicants, informing anyone using Apple's new ... (more...)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stake Cut by Barrett Asset Management LLC
- January 31, 2017

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for CSCO to be -1.8%. 28 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Cisco Systems, Inc. The EPS consensus range is $0.55-$0.61 on revenue between $12.24B and $11.6B. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) quarterly performance is 11.97% while its year to date (YTD) performance is -12.36%. (more...)

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