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DRDO's Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay Fails Another Test DRDO's Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay Fails Another Test
- December 22, 2016

Three out of four of its test flights have failed, sources said. "But it started veering dangerously towards one side in less than two minutes of its lift-off", DRDO sources told The Hindu . The missile will ultimately be created to operate from not only land, but also under water, from aircraft and sea. "The Nirbhay, a stealth rocket really taking shape for right around 10 years now, was meant to satisfy the military's interest for atomic tipped land-assault journey rockets sufficiently ... (more...)
Automata demo out today on PS Store — NieR
- December 22, 2016

According to The Verge , the demo does not reveal the scope of the entirety of the game but it does provide some preview of how the gameplay goes with regards to mostly melee and some ranged weapons. Ever since gamers caught a first look at NieR: Automata , they've been intrigued by NieR: Automata's grim industrial world and mysterious android protagonist, and news about the upcoming title has been hard to come by. (more...)
Met Eireann issues its Christmas advance weather forecast
- December 22, 2016

Christmas Day will likely be a stormy one for wide swaths of the country stretching from the Great Plains to the Midwest. Donegal and the north coast is likely to be worst affected by the strong winds, and the gusts are predicted to affect local parts all through the Christmas weekend. (more...)
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX)
- December 22, 2016

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $-0.21/share. The 6 month volatility is seen at 34.160500, and the 3 month is recorded at 44.643500. The business had revenue of $9.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.32 billion. Tyson Foods's revenue for the quarter was down 6.6% compared to the same quarter previous year. (more...)
Saudi may achieve budget surplus by 2020
- December 22, 2016

Saudi Arabia on Thursday projected a 2017 budget deficit of about $53 billion (50.6 billion euros). Security and Regional Administration spending will be 100.6 billion in 2016, according to the budget's preliminary estimates. The Kingdom was able to significantly increase its reserves and reduce the national debt to increase future borrowing capability, with the national debt amounting to only SR44 million or 1.7% of GDP at the end of 2014. (more...)
First two RollerCoaster Tycoon games arrive on Android, iOS First two RollerCoaster Tycoon games arrive on Android, iOS
- December 22, 2016

Atari just launched RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on iOS and Android - a new game in the series that stays true to the original from 1999 but also adds some cool features from its beloved sequel. The other microtransaction is the Toolkit, which costs $5.99. The new app brings back the original parks, rides and sound effects from both the Roller Coaster Tycoon and Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 PC games - in all their pixelated glory. (more...)
'Toilet paper' for smartphones introduced at Japan airport 'Toilet paper' for smartphones introduced at Japan airport
- December 22, 2016

Each sheet is as informative as it is practical: After welcoming users to Japan, they include information about the airport's Wi-Fi and an app with travel tips, The Guardian reports. Docomo also released a video explaining how to use Japan's toilets - as well as the special rolls of paper. The sophistication of toilets in Japan is legendary, with even the most average households boasting a hi-tech privy fitted with heated seats, dials to adjust water temperature and pressure as well as ... (more...)
ERUPTION WARNING: MEGA-VOLCANO beneath Naples showing strong signs of BLOWING
- December 22, 2016

As the supervolcano Campi Flegrei coverage is wide, its eruption would be devastating to thousands of people. This would eventually lead to a large eruption that would kill 500,000 people living in and around it. This surge would cause an injection of extremely hot steam into surrounding rocks, Giovanni Chiodini, lead author of the study , told AFP . Since 2005 scientists have been detecting an increase of low-level activity and heating, as well as ground and magma deformation in the ... (more...)
Donald Trump taps China hawk Peter Navarro as trade adviser
- December 22, 2016

Navarro has a PhD in economics from Harvard and is now a business professor at University of California-Irvine. "Navarro is a visionary economist and will develop trade policies that shrink our trade deficit, expand our growth, and help stop the exodus of jobs from our shores". (more...)
Paytm vanishes from iOS App Store; find out why Paytm vanishes from iOS App Store; find out why
- December 22, 2016

The company stopped adding incremental new users to their existing base. If you are encountering similar issues, it seems that the only fix available is to take your phone back to Apple and ask for a new one. It has finally accepted the iOS app bug and worked over it. We are sending an app update to Apple immediately and requesting them to approve the same as soon as possible. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to the president
- December 22, 2016

He also added that "she is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has unbelievable insights on how to effectively communicate our message". Icahn has voiced his concern about federal regulations hurting American business, while Navarro, a Harvard economist has repeatedly said the U.S.is in an economic war with China - aligning with Trump's message throughout his campaign. (more...)
Ohio Gov. Signs Campus Carry Bill into Law
- December 22, 2016

Kasich's office declined to comment on the governor's decision to sign the bill. The legislation was expanded to cover other areas in the OH lawmakers' lame-duck session. College boards of trustees and business owners would have to approve this measure individually, and daycare centers will have the option of posting signs preventing firearms. (more...)
VW to reveal driverless EV 'microbus' concept at Detroit VW to reveal driverless EV 'microbus' concept at Detroit
- December 22, 2016

The "driver" would then get the chance to relax, while a complex array of ultrasonic sensors, laser scanners, radar sensors, and cameras monitor the surroundings to ensure the safest possible trip, every single time. concept we saw in Paris with cues from the BUDD-e van we saw previous year. Volkswagen has teased a new electric vehicle concept that will take pride of place on its Detroit Motor Show stand in January. (more...)
New Audi Q8 luxury SUV revealed in official design sketches New Audi Q8 luxury SUV revealed in official design sketches
- December 22, 2016

Audi will debut the Q8 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2017. We learned more about Audi's plans to launch a range-topping Q8 SUV earlier this year, and now the first official images have emerged. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg appears to finally admit Facebook is a media company
- December 22, 2016

Mr. Zuckerberg assured me that his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook. It's not a traditional technology company. But in combatting the fake news, the platforms are also running the gauntlet of accusations of censorship or providing tools for others to muffle credible news if they simply disagree. (more...)
Moon race: TeamIndus to carry Japanese rival's rover, too
- December 22, 2016

While the deadline to get spacecraft to the Moon is still a year away, there isn't much time left for the rest of the teams in the competition to secure a launch contract. A Japanese team of space businesses and engineers is aiming to put its lunar rover on board an Indian vehicle set to be launched late next year. The goal of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is to ignite a new era of space exploration by lowering the cost and inspiring the imagination of the next generation. (more...)
BlackBerry to open autonomous vehicle research center in Canada BlackBerry to open autonomous vehicle research center in Canada
- December 22, 2016

BlackBerry dominated the early smartphone market but increasingly turned to software and business services as Apple, Samsung and other companies eroded its mobile device market share. "One of the centre's first projects will be supporting this pilot as well as BlackBerry QNX's work with the University of Waterloo, PolySync, and Renesas Electronics to build an autonomous concept vehicle", BlackBerry announced in a press release today. (more...)
Principal sacked for holding exams in open on polluted day in China Principal sacked for holding exams in open on polluted day in China
- December 22, 2016

The news report said visibility was down to around 200 metres. Reporters spoke to the principal and he did confirm that students were made to take an exam outside. Over the last 48 hours, levels of PM 10 - a measure of particulates in the atmosphere - have been literally off the charts in the city, repeatedly maxing out at 999. (more...)
AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - Seismicity declines following eruption prompting color code reduction AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - Seismicity declines following eruption prompting color code reduction
- December 22, 2016

The second eruption started around 4:10 p.m. and was seen in satellite imagery, according to AVO's alert. AVO scientist Michelle Coombs said several pilots reported seeing an ash cloud at about 34,000 ft in altitude - about the same height as the cruising altitude for large jet planes. (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) Stock Rises, Analysts: Buy Rating
- December 22, 2016

Equities research analysts anticipate that Activision Blizzard will post $2.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The number of times the company has met analysts' estimates is 0. The firm's revenue was up 58.4% on a year-over-year basis. Following Earnings result, share price were UP 8 times out of last 15 Qtrs. Over the past twelve months, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (more...)

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