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Thousands protest Trump presidency at Sydney Women's March Thousands protest Trump presidency at Sydney Women's March
- January 24, 2017

Germany's Der Spiegel used a cartoon to show how Trump would shake up politics in Europe. "But we understood what was happening", he said. The missing pages follow news that the Trump administration deleted references to "climate change" on whitehouse.gov. (more...)
Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Sank After Hit With Apple Lawsuit Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) Sank After Hit With Apple Lawsuit
- January 24, 2017

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for constantly collecting royalty shares for technologies the chipset maker has nothing to do with. Qualcomm is one of the many companies that developed basic cellular standards and many other technologies. (more...)
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative signs deal to acquire Toronto tech company Meta Chan Zuckerberg Initiative signs deal to acquire Toronto tech company Meta
- January 24, 2017

The deal, which marks the organization's first acquisition, was purchased for an undisclosed amount. "In keeping with Chan Zuckerberg Science's model for working with the community, we can now collaborate with experts and academics in ways that were never before possible as a startup", Molyneux said. (more...)
Donald Trump Responds to Women's Marches: 'Celebs Hurt Cause Badly' Donald Trump Responds to Women's Marches: 'Celebs Hurt Cause Badly'
- January 24, 2017

In Washington, D.C., where the original Women's March was called, attendance more than doubled what organizers expected, with around 500,000 attending, far more than had come for Trump's inauguration itself. Because issues of reproductive justice, wage issues, those are our issues, too. This grassroots leadership was also at the heart of the Women's March. (more...)
I Am Setsuna Confirmed as Nintendo Switch Launch Title, Adds PvP Mode
- January 24, 2017

One of these features is the "Temporal Battle Arena", where players can battle against other players parties. The story to the game was beyond somber, and the combat got a little bit repetitious due to the limitations on the techs, but it was a solid first outing by newcomers Tokyo RPG Factory. (more...)
Giant Gulp for Mankind: Can Beer Be Brewed on the Moon? Giant Gulp for Mankind: Can Beer Be Brewed on the Moon?
- January 24, 2017

Team Original Gravity from the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego are competing with thousands of other teams in the Lab2Moon competition run by India's TeamIndus for a coveted place aboard their lunar craft. (more...)
Fossil of an ancient giant otter is discovered in China Fossil of an ancient giant otter is discovered in China
- January 24, 2017

Millions of years ago, a wolf-sized otter swam around ancient swampy China, scientists have discovered. Siamogale melilutra had a large and powerful jaw, with enlarged, bunodont (rounded-cusped) cheek teeth, Dr. One of the questions the team posed was if this and similar traits were inherited from a common ancestor or if they emerged as a result of living in similar environments. (more...)
Russian MPs say US' withdrawal from TPP is good news Russian MPs say US' withdrawal from TPP is good news
- January 24, 2017

The move was largely symbolic - the deal was unlikely to make it through Congress - but served to signal that Trump's tough talk on trade during the campaign will carry over to his new administration. In late December, CNN reported that the Trump team had been discussing the possibility of early executive action imposing tariffs on foreign imports. (more...)
Did jet lag cost the Dodgers the 2016 National League pennant?
- January 24, 2017

The effects were nearly always worse for teams going east, the researchers report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . " Jet lag does impair the performance of Major League Baseball players", said Dr. That may not sound like much, but it's in the same ballpark (so to speak) as the home-field advantage, which boosted a home team's chance of winning by 3.9%, on average. (more...)
The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) - Research Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) - Research Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes
- January 23, 2017

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $2.18 earnings per share. The stock has 52-week high of $54.72 and 52-Week low of $38.26. The reported EPS for the same quarter past year was $0.43. One of the stock trading signal in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is to look at the stock performance for various period. (more...)
Healthcare Trading Stock: Gilead Sciences Inc.'s (GILD) Healthcare Trading Stock: Gilead Sciences Inc.'s (GILD)
- January 23, 2017

State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in Gilead Sciences by 4.6% in the third quarter. The stock went down -2.55% at some stage in past quarter. There were earnings of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 13th. (more...)
Cambridge academics work to create 'vaccine for fake news' Cambridge academics work to create 'vaccine for fake news'
- January 23, 2017

The idea is that those who are in the business of relaying actual facts may want to implement the strategy to prevent against the spread of " alternative facts ". Exposure to both seemed to result in a counterbalancing effect; changes in opinion differed by only 0.5 points. It's well known that psychological phenomena can work bizarrely like physical ones. (more...)
US Senator Sanders Backs Trump on Pulling Out of TTP Trade Deal US Senator Sanders Backs Trump on Pulling Out of TTP Trade Deal
- January 23, 2017

He was expected to issue an executive order to start the process as early as Monday, NBC News reported, citing an unidentified White House official. But change was clearly in the air: David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the United States, has already made it clear that protectionist policies south of the border could change Canada's approach to the three-way North American Free Trade Agreement . (more...)
IOS 11 expected to bring FaceTime group calls
- January 23, 2017

Apple in all probability could combine FaceTime with its iMessages app to make the package look more attractive and add some other interesting features like it did with iMessages on iOS 10. If the group calling features for FaceTime turns out to be true, it will find its way to the next-generation Apple iPhones that are expected to be released this fall. (more...)
Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave 'Alternative Facts' on Inauguration Crowd Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave 'Alternative Facts' on Inauguration Crowd
- January 23, 2017

Trump had set the scene in the run-up to Friday's inauguration by predicting that the crowd size on the National Mall would be "astronomical" and "record setting". "I've already said that some of the comments that Donald Trump has made in relation to women are unacceptable, some of those he himself has apologized for", she said . (more...)
Zen Studios' Star Wars Pinball Getting a Rogue One Table
- January 23, 2017

The most recent movie from the Star Wars universe, Rogue One A Star Wars Story is still in theaters. It's the top domestic grosser released in 2016 and ranks seventh on the all-time list. But above all, his entry into the club confirms that the Box Office Force is well with the Star Wars saga since its return to the big screen at the end of 2015. (more...)
All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps All Chromebooks launching in 2017 will be compatible with Android apps
- January 23, 2017

However the process was quite slow and many chromebooks still do not support it. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store running on Chrome OS.Business Insider/Jeff DunnAs it stands now, many Chromebooks provide fast hardware at affordable prices, but are largely limited when not connected to the internet. (more...)
Samsung smartphones caught fire because of battery failures
- January 23, 2017

Over the weekend, Samsung announced the results of its investigation into why its Note 7 smartphone kept exploding, prompting a costly global recall of the device: The answer: A bad battery design. The fiasco over the phone wiped out billions of dollar of profit and tarnished Samsung's brand around the world. In a press conference held in Seoul, Korea, DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said that design and manufacturing defects in the phone ... (more...)
Google Voice gets a major redesign, now supports group and photo MMS Google Voice gets a major redesign, now supports group and photo MMS
- January 23, 2017

According to Google, when you fire up Google Voice , the first thing that users will notice about the application is a cleaner interface. The web , Android , and iOS app now employ Material Design - guidelines from Google that offer structure and flow based on natural movement and interaction. (more...)
Samsung reveals why Galaxy Note7 smartphones have been exploding Samsung reveals why Galaxy Note7 smartphones have been exploding
- January 23, 2017

Samsung is now eager to rebuild trust. In the revised version of the device, welding defects inside the batteries made them prone to short-circuiting, again causing them to catch fire. Now, a series of photos showing what appears to be the company's Note 7 battery investigation facility have popped up on Twitter ... The phones went on sale last August, and Samsung was happy to beat the iPhone 7 release by about a month, touting a long battery life and quick charging time. (more...)

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