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Microsoft extends deal with Here to deliver location-based services
- December 16, 2016

Amsterdam-based navigation software producer TomTom and Microsoft are to join forces to bring enterprise-grade location-based services to Microsoft's Azure platform, based on TomTom's maps, traffic and navigation software. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform created for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. (more...)
Meat and potato pie sent into space by Wigan scientists Meat and potato pie sent into space by Wigan scientists
- December 16, 2016

The historic event took place in Wigan at 10.30am today - marking the launch of the official World Pie Eating Championships . If you walked past the Fifteens at The Fox pub in Roby Mill, Wigan at around 10.30am on December 15, you may have seen a group of men in white lab coats stood in the auto park, watching a pie sail into space. (more...)
BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson
- December 16, 2016

A couple of companies with pretty well-known three-letter names, BMW and IBM, revealed December 15 that they are working together in utilizing Watson cognitive computing to design and build cars of the future. The technology is based on machine learning to allow a auto to better understand the needs and desires of its user so it can then alter the systems and cabin experience to better suit the preferences. (more...)
Bigg Boss 10: OMG! Housemates Get Zero Luxury Budget Points!
- December 16, 2016

She will be heard saying, "I'm not scared of Salman Khan". Later on, they all have to decide about Rohan's captaincy and Manu gets agree for that. Om Swami remained unaffected even after hearing the taunts from the housemates. They bring Om Swami in front of camera and ask him to speak. "Don't say anything." Later, Bani was seen talking about Gaurav's behaviour and telling everybody that he didn't deserve to say anything at all. (more...)
Apple granted patent for dual-SIM technology Apple granted patent for dual-SIM technology
- December 16, 2016

Apple's got a lot riding on the device, particularly as the company hasn't upgraded the iPhone by much over the past couple of years. The addition of another port for a second sim card will run counter with Apple's attempt to remove ports to come up with a thinner IPhone and to introduce a waterproof IPhone . (more...)
RUMOURS: Alexis offered £500000 a week to join Hebei
- December 16, 2016

Manuel Pellegrini has urged Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to head to the Chinese Super League as he weighs up his future at the Emirates. Sanchez, who along with German World Cup victor Mesut Ozil has been in protracted discussions with Arsenal over a new contract, could reportedly earn as much as £500,000 (RM2.78 million) a week at Hebei China Fortune. (more...)
Uber expects Indian profit soon in fierce fight with Ola Uber expects Indian profit soon in fierce fight with Ola
- December 16, 2016

One, for the promise the country holds for the American ride-hailing superpower after it lost to Didi in China.The second is for the mad driving Indian roads are infamous for."India is going to be one of the last places to get autonomous vehicles", Kalanick said during a fireside chat in the Capital with NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant. (more...)
Georgia Tech and UGA rank among top 10 public campuses for value Georgia Tech and UGA rank among top 10 public campuses for value
- December 16, 2016

A total of four Louisiana institutions made the overall list of the best 300 public and private institutions including Tulane University (138), Louisiana Tech (235), Louisiana State (262) and Centenary College (291). Kiplinger's was the first ranking to focus on value, their core mission. "I am pleased that our ongoing efforts were once again recognized by this national ranking". (more...)
Austin appears out of the picture in MLS expansion plan Austin appears out of the picture in MLS expansion plan
- December 16, 2016

The process and timeline for hopeful MLS expansion teams was announced by the league Thursday as Sacramento Republic FC, long-seen as a front-runner to take one of the four MLS expansion spots, remains a top option. It's unclear whether one of the other expansion hopefuls, most notably Sacramento, would replace Miami. Beckham, who obtained the rights to buy into an MLS franchise at a discount as part of the deal he signed to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy, has been frustrated in attempts ... (more...)
Bundle Up: Arctic Cold Wave Arrives Tonight Bundle Up: Arctic Cold Wave Arrives Tonight
- December 16, 2016

Temperatures will continue to warm throughout the night to the 50s and 60s across NW Arkansas before a brutally cold front moves through the region. Accumulating snow is possible as well, likely resulting in slick spots on the roads. And because the overnight low on Friday will be so cold the afternoon high on Saturday is expected to stay about five below zero. It will be important to dress as warm with hats and gloves in this kind of cold. (more...)
British company fine increased for misleading Australians British company fine increased for misleading Australians
- December 16, 2016

The products each contained the same active ingredient, ibuprofen lysine 342mg. As well, while Nurofen Specific Pain products were similar to other standard Nurofen ibuprofen tablets they cost nearly double. The increased fine is the highest corporate penalty awarded for misleading conduct under the Australian Consumer Law. One of the Nurofen specific pain products with updated packaging. (more...)
Singapore's average internet speed up 5.3% in Q3
- December 16, 2016

This is the fifth consecutive quarter for which Singapore has snagged the top spot. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform , the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds , broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation. (more...)
'Fallout' characters and locations are coming to 'Minecraft'
- December 16, 2016

Minecraft's next add-on is going to take people to the wastelands. Mojang has confirmed that a Fallout Mash-Up Pack will make its debut in the game within "the coming days", bringing a number of familiar characters from the series, as well as a soundtrack consisting of a variety of Fallout related tunes, taken from the classic games. (more...)
BMW Has A Trick New HoloActive Touch System In Store For CES BMW Has A Trick New HoloActive Touch System In Store For CES
- December 16, 2016

HoloActive Touch works with services that are part of BMW's Connected cloud architecture, and the concept image above shows someone using the system to scroll through features including entertainment and communication. Simple signals made with an open hand let motorists activate control pads on a panoramic dashboard display without actually touching the interface. BMW HoloActive Touch takes operating these functions and interacting with the vehicle to another level. (more...)
Officers Associations submit resolution to LG's office
- December 16, 2016

Kejriwal, who is also the AAP chief, also took on the IAS Officers Association. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday came down hard on the IAS and DANICS officers' associations for their decision to speak out against the "injustices" of the Delhi government. (more...)
Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)
- December 16, 2016

Now the company has earned "Buy" from 0 equity analysts. The company shows its Return on Assets ( ROA ) value of -0.4%. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $36. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 1st were issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.40%. (more...)
BlackBerry sets first global handset licensing deal with China's TCL BlackBerry sets first global handset licensing deal with China's TCL
- December 16, 2016

The accord effectively ends BlackBerry's storied history as a hardware maker, as future BlackBerry-branded devices will be both developed, manufactured and sold by TCL. "This is the way for me to ensure the BlackBerry brand is still on a device", chief executive John Chen said. The relationship between TCL Communication and BlackBerry builds upon their respective leadership positions in mobile communications, as well as existing work together on the DTEK50 and DTEK60 handsets. (more...)
Earnest escalates censure of Trump and Russian Federation Earnest escalates censure of Trump and Russian Federation
- December 15, 2016

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, accused "Western media" of being a "shill" and a "mouthpiece of various power groups". The government continues to wrestle with how much detail to divulge on the hacking operation. The Obama administration has vowed a "proportional response" to the alleged hacking, though officials have yet to define what that might look like or if a response already has taken place. (more...)
Lucid motors Air 986bhp electric saloon revealed Lucid motors Air 986bhp electric saloon revealed
- December 15, 2016

Because it shows that the company has some experience with electric vehicles. Since the factory deal was just announced earlier this month, it seems foolishly optimistic to think a brand new factory is going to be constructed and start churning out cars in under 2 years time , but time will tell. (more...)
New No Man's Sky PC Update Improves Space Battles New No Man's Sky PC Update Improves Space Battles
- December 15, 2016

Another patch for "No Man's Sky" has been released, coming from Steam community and hopefully, players will be delighted. Starting off with the fixes, one bug that is specifically addressed in Patch 1.13 should improve the experience of playing the game in Survival Mode. (more...)

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