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The LG Smart InstaView is the First Amazon Alexa Refrigerator The LG Smart InstaView is the First Amazon Alexa Refrigerator
- January 06, 2017

The platform simply requires drivers to tap the voice-recognition button on the steering wheel, then say " Alexa ", followed by a question or command. Whirlpool hasn't revealed exactly which models will work with Alexa , but did say they will debut early this year along with the Whirlpool skill for Alexa . (more...)
Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away
- January 06, 2017

It is estimated that if the total water content of the Larsen C ice shelf melted, it would raise global sea levels by 10cm. "If it doesn't go in the next few months, I'll be amazed", project leader Prof Adrian Luckman , from Swansea University in the United Kingdom said . (more...)
Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Analysts Recommendations and Insider Trading
- January 06, 2017

Can raised its position in shares of Salesforce .com by 2.1% in the third quarter. The projected growth estimate for the next quarter is 20.8 percent. Besides its $3 billion acquisition of Demandware, Salesforce .com's 2016 acquisitions included marketing data specialist Krux for a reported $700 million; business analytics platform BeyondCore; and startup Quip, a cloud-based word processing app, for $582 million. (more...)
Instagram gets better on iPhone 7, 7 Plus Instagram gets better on iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- January 06, 2017

Using the Boomerang function - either the dedicated app or the feature within the Instagram app - was previously the only way to create the GIF-like animated video. Live Photos can now be uploaded as Boomerangs, which has animated GIF that goes forward to backward repeatedly. Then, swipe up to upload a Live Photo from your camera roll that has been taken in the last 24 hours. (more...)
Delhi: Connaught Place To Be Vehicle Free For 3 Months Starting Feb Delhi: Connaught Place To Be Vehicle Free For 3 Months Starting Feb
- January 06, 2017

Pedestrianisation of CP market also falls in NDMC's "Smart City" project. "Issues related to changes in traffic circulation, experience of pedestrians and shop owners, management of reclaimed parking lots and traffic load on the outer circle will be tested", an Urban Development Ministry spokesperson said. (more...)
Vast iceberg poised to crack off Antarctica - scientists
- January 06, 2017

However, any future collapse of Larsen C is likely to be well into the future, say researchers. Scientists say that calving events like this one could lead the "Larsen C" ice shelf to disintegrate entirely, as its neighbor Larsen B did in 2002. (more...)
Gap comparable sale rise 2 percent during holiday season Gap comparable sale rise 2 percent during holiday season
- January 06, 2017

Not all retailers are as fortunate as GAP stock. Sears also announced store closings and Kohl's shares dropped almost 20 percent Thursday on downbeat holiday numbers. She said the company now expects full-year adjusted earnings per share to come in modestly above the high end of the previous guidance range of $1.92. (more...)
Southwest Sampler: Bear's Ears National Monument and the 1906 Antiquities Act Southwest Sampler: Bear's Ears National Monument and the 1906 Antiquities Act
- January 06, 2017

The President added: "protect its cultural legacy and ensure that future generations may enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes". We interviewed him recently about Bear's Ears. The need for protection of this area has been discussed for many years. The president's proclamation making Bears Ears a national monument reflects not only his record on conservation of American lands, but also his deep commitment to the voices of Native Americans. (more...)
Apple cuts pay of CEO Tim Cook Apple cuts pay of CEO Tim Cook
- January 06, 2017

However, Cook's absence has not been welcomed by some Irish lawmakers. "For him to refuse to attend the Committee now is disrespectful to the Irish people". "We haven't done anything wrong and the Irish government hasn't done anything wrong". Apple said that "the most profound and harmful effect of this ruling will be on investment and job creation in Europe". (more...)
US President Donald Trump appoints Raj Shah as his Deputy US President Donald Trump appoints Raj Shah as his Deputy
- January 06, 2017

Moving on to his new role as the press secretary, Spicer suggested that 'business as usual, in general, is over, ' when it comes to the Trump administration, but reporters will likely be seeing changes to the traditional daily press briefing. (more...)
Katy Perry + Lady Gaga Enter Legal Battle Between Kesha + Dr. Luke Katy Perry + Lady Gaga Enter Legal Battle Between Kesha + Dr. Luke
- January 06, 2017

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have been named in Kesha's legal battle with Dr. Luke , reports E! It was noted that Kesha originally turned over the text message during the discovery phase of the lawsuit. I suppose we'll never know what the text message from Kesha to Lady Gaga said or meant, but we can only hope it will help in her fight to break with Dr. (more...)
NASA astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS NASA astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS
- January 06, 2017

Can't see the video above? Mission Control, meanwhile, has treated the crew to the latest space-themed movies: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", as well as "Passengers" and "Hidden Figures". In an interview with the two spacewalkers , Kimbrough said, "The batteries that are out there now have been up here for the duration of the space station, some over a decade and the others even more, so it's just time to change them out". (more...)
Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES
- January 06, 2017

Tidal has launched "master-quality" recordings on its streaming platform in partnership with technology firm MQA . To start, Tidal is only making the Masters available through its desktop app, but down the line, true high-res audio on your mobile device is a definite possibility. (more...)
Trained Dolphins Help In Saving Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Trained Dolphins Help In Saving Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
- January 06, 2017

The Mexican and the US Navies together with several scientists from both countries have chose to use the help of trained dolphins to locate the population of vaquitas. In April 2015, it pledged $70 million to ban gill net fishing in the upper half of the gulf, and promised to pay fisherman for not using gill nets. The vaquita - the world's rarest marine mammal - have been decimated by illegal fishing for the swim bladder of the totoaba fish - which is a prized delicacy in China. (more...)
Your lazy self can now order takeout by just yelling at Alexa Your lazy self can now order takeout by just yelling at Alexa
- January 06, 2017

Analysts expect such technology to grow dramatically in 2017, as demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. Anyone that's even considered an Amazon Echo will find the design of the Lenovo Smart Assistant Familiar. There are a few catches. The latest lets you order food through the retailer's own takeaway service Amazon Restaurants , which itself launched all the way back in 2014 . (more...)
Razer introduces laptop with 3 built-in monitors Razer introduces laptop with 3 built-in monitors
- January 06, 2017

Two of the screens slide out from the laptop once the device is unfolded and switched on. Project Valerie appears to be no larger than the average gaming laptop with a 17-inch monitor. The high-end monitors are also capable of showing all of Adobe's RGB color space, which means that it will be flawless for video and photo editors who want a workstation they can bring around with them. (more...)
Nasa announces missions including Jupiter's Trojan asteroid belt Nasa announces missions including Jupiter's Trojan asteroid belt
- January 06, 2017

The Slooh webcast will discuss the newly announced mission and its science goals: Psyche team member David Lawrence, of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, will join Slooh host Gerard Monteux and Slooh astronomer Eric Edelman for the show. (more...)
Verify fast facts: Trump and GM Verify fast facts: Trump and GM
- January 06, 2017

Trump wrote on Twitter (TWTR). Ford and GM would then be left open to losing in their home market to foreign competitors - a outcome experts say probably wouldn't bode well for Trump . Previous versions of the Cruze sold in Mexico were made in a GM facility in South Korea. "That's really affected what GM can produce and where the market is", Acevedo said. (more...)
Iceberg the size of Kangaroo Island set to break away
- January 06, 2017

The 350m thick Larsen C ice shelf, is vitally responsible for holding back the flow of glaciers that feed into it and that this shift could speed up their passage. Part of an ice shelf measuring 25% of Wales land mass is hanging by a thread in Antarctica, threatening to go adrift. British Antarctic Survey researchers have a long running research programme to monitor ice shelves from both above and below to understand the causes and implications of the rapid changes observed in the region. (more...)
Ford to make new police vehicle in Chicago Ford to make new police vehicle in Chicago
- January 06, 2017

Ford is tight-lipped on the details, but it did did drop a few hints as to what we can expect. While that plant will continue to build the Ford Mustang and the Lincoln Continental, a $700 million expansion will accommodate the assembly of high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles and make way for 700 new jobs. (more...)

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