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BMW, Intel, Mobileye pledge self-driving fleet by end 2017 BMW, Intel, Mobileye pledge self-driving fleet by end 2017
- January 04, 2017

The system offers a range of Intel technologies, from Atom processors to Xeon chips plus Arria 10 FPGAs, as well as what the companies called the first 5G-ready development platform for automated driving. "This partnership has all of the skills and talent necessary to overcome the enormous technological challenges ahead and commercialize self-driving vehicles", explained Klaus Fröhlich, member of the management board at BMW AG for Development. (more...)
NASA's Psyche and Lucy to visit metal and Trojan asteroids
- January 04, 2017

Psyche will explore one of the oddest objects in the solar system - a 130-mile-wide (210 kilometers) metallic asteroid that may be the core of an ancient, Mars-size planet. DAVINCI would study the chemical composition of Venus' atmosphere during a 63-minute descent. VERITAS would produce global, high-resolution topography and imaging of Venus' surface and produce the first maps of deformation and global surface composition. (more...)
Comeback showed Arsenal should have done better - Giroud
- January 04, 2017

And after the match , when asked about Giroud's importance to the side, Wenger told the club's official website: "Every player is important". "What went wrong in the first half was a combination [of things]". " We wanted to come back after half-time and we did well all together, but it's very frustrating ", added the 30-year-old. At least we came back, we showed great mental strength. (more...)
Dylann Roof Sentencing Phase Wednesday Dylann Roof Sentencing Phase Wednesday
- January 04, 2017

Roof's grandparents, including his grandfather, who is a longtime attorney, were the only family in the courtroom this morning on Roof's behalf. According to the New York Times , the sentencing phase of Roof's trial is expected to last until sometime next week . (more...)
Ford to Stay in US, Thanks Trump Ford to Stay in US, Thanks Trump
- January 04, 2017

Separately, the automaker says that it is canning a $1.6 billion new plant it had meant to build in Mexico. Jobs at the US factory that makes Focuses would be preserved because the plant would get a new pickup and SUV. "He has said very clearly that he wants to create a very positive business environment for businesses to invest in the US", he said. Instead, the company will undertake a $4.5 billion investment to rollout 13 electric vehicles over the next five years, Fields said. (more...)
Apple Confirms $1B Investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund Apple Confirms $1B Investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund
- January 04, 2017

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Son Masayoshi, chief executive officer and founder of SoftBank Group Corp. Son later said the $50 billion investment would come from the previously announced $100 billion fund. Instead, Apple's focus is capitalizing on the fund's investments in emerging technology categories, which are said to include artificial intelligence and robotics. (more...)
Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought! Andromeda is coming in March, much sooner than I thought!
- January 04, 2017

Outside of the main game releases, Mass Effect has been spun off into novels, comic books and an anime adaptation. Those two dates are listed on the official Mass Effect page today, along with a few words written by BioWare's Aaron Flynn. (more...)
Mobileye N.V. (NYSE:MBLY)
- January 04, 2017

Mobileye N.V. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 1.83 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. (NYSE:MBLY) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 15th. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.23 and lower end at 0.2 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.21. (more...)
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) filed plans seeking Board of Adjustment approval
- January 04, 2017

That means the share price went down -7.90% from its 52-week low and trades up 72.95% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. Many research firms have provided their ratings on Verizon Communications Inc . The Company got Upgrade by Citigroup on 3-Jan-17 from Neutral to Buy. (more...)
Insider Activity of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT)
- January 04, 2017

On the contrary, Zacks gets a consensus analyst rating on the stock. A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission. (more...)
Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett leaves the franchise Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett leaves the franchise
- January 04, 2017

Pratchett took to Twitter to announce the news and thanked Crystal Dynamics . Additionally, the writer is known for her work on Mirror's Edge and is also outspoken in her calls for better representation of male and female characters in games. (more...)
AT&T's John Donovan reveals 5G and fiber strategy AT&T's John Donovan reveals 5G and fiber strategy
- January 04, 2017

AT&T noted the network moves would be needed to help the operator deal with the 250,000% increase in data traffic moving across its mobile network since 2007, with a majority coming from video streaming. AT&T also said it's marketing 1 gigabit connections on its fiber network starting today to four million locations across 46 metros nationwide. More than 650,000 of these locations include apartments and condo units. (more...)
McLaren P14 Monocage II revealed ahead of Geneva debut McLaren P14 Monocage II revealed ahead of Geneva debut
- January 04, 2017

It's claimed to weigh less than the original Super Series' metal and carbonfibre assembly, and is mooted to grant a "lightest dry weight' of 1283kg". McLaren will roll into the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the second generation of its Super Series lineup and the brand has revealed the platform that will underpin the cars. (more...)
What are analysts Suggestions on: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) What are analysts Suggestions on: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
- January 04, 2017

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in AAPL. Stock analysts at Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Apple Inc . Apple's quarterly revenue was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.96 earnings per share. (more...)
Forza Horizon 3 gets save-corrupting bug in new update Forza Horizon 3 gets save-corrupting bug in new update
- January 04, 2017

In a Twitter post today, Forza Motorsport , the maker of the Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon series of games exclusive to Xbox announced that the new vehicle pack will also include the BMW i8 hybrid supercar. Unfortunately though that wasn't the only thing it brought. "The correct playable version should end in.35.2", it says. The problem is caused by downloading the patch ending in.37.2 - files are only corrupted after launching and starting a new game, creating new save files ... (more...)
OWC DEC For The MacBook Pro Adds Ports & Boosts Storage
- January 04, 2017

HyperDrive isn't the only company making an adapter or dock to add ports to the MacBook Pro. There's sadly no SD card reader, though... It comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a single DisplayPort, three USB 3.0 ports, microphone jack, headphone jack, gigabit Ethernet port, and more. (more...)
Cuomo announces plan for free in-state tuition
- January 04, 2017

Cuomo was joined on the stage at LaGuardia by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who arguably pushed the issue of tuition-free college into the national spotlight. Among the other unanswered questions are what if there is a big surge in enrollment because the cost is free? Other expenses such as room and board, which can cost up to US$12,590 at SUNY colleges, would not be covered under the plan . (more...)
Ivanka Trump and family decide on DC home Ivanka Trump and family decide on DC home
- January 04, 2017

This isn't the first big deal for Washington Fine Properties. Trump and Kushner were looking at homes in D.C.in early December, as CNN reported at the time, leaving some to wonder whether they would be playing an active role in the Trump administration. (more...)
Ford Will Make a Hybrid Mustang Ford Will Make a Hybrid Mustang
- January 04, 2017

While the Focus will still be built at an existing plant in Mexico, Fields said the automaker will save $500 million as invests in its plant in Flat Rock where it will make two new electric vehicles. The Ford Mustang is set to come with batteries included, with the company announcing it will produce a hybrid version of its iconic ponycar by 2020. (more...)
Intel looking to buy stake in HERE Intel looking to buy stake in HERE
- January 04, 2017

According to The Wall Street Journal , Intel Corp.is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Here International B.V. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. Per HERE, the HD maps in combination with advanced sensor technology enable an autonomous auto to anticipate " what's coming rather than just react to it ". (more...)

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