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Project Scorpio Up and Running, Console Looks Right, Games Playing Great Project Scorpio Up and Running, Console Looks Right, Games Playing Great
- January 24, 2017

The console looks correct, so I am proud of the team. To calm the noise, Spencer announced that "Xbox One this Year games are shipping different for us". However, not all Xbox One games render at full 1080p, with many settling at 900p and some falling further down to 720p. As DigitalFoundry's Richard Leadbetter explains , Half-Resolution will allow Scorpio to use a 4K frame buffer but elements within the image such as ambient occlusion or shadows could be rendered at half of that. (more...)
Apple Lawsuit Could Undermine Qualcomm's Royalty Business, Analyst Says Apple Lawsuit Could Undermine Qualcomm's Royalty Business, Analyst Says
- January 24, 2017

The issue? Apple says it is owed $1 billion in rebates it obtained by choosing Qualcomm as its exclusive provider of certain mobile chips; these contracts were at the heart of the FTC lawsuit. Analysts at Bernstein believe this suit suggests that Apple may drop Qualcomm as a supplier completely. The center of the lawsuit filed by Apple and Federal Trade Commission is Qualcomm monopolistic nature in the whole royalty agreement, as Qualcomm practice to charge its royalty ... (more...)
Ajit Pai to Lead FCC, Signals Changes to Net Neutrality Rules Ajit Pai to Lead FCC, Signals Changes to Net Neutrality Rules
- January 24, 2017

Pai, who has been sitting as a commissioner at FCC since 2012, has announced that tearing down net neutrality is on top of this administration's objectives. "My great concern with net neutrality was that I didn't want to adopt rules that inadvertently stand in the way of innovation on networks", Pai said. (more...)
Google Assistant coming to flagship
- January 24, 2017

We've heard a lot of talk about Google Assistant since its launch aboard the Google Pixel phones, and since then it seems everyone in the smartphone space is jumping on the AI Assistant bandwagon. According to Yonhap news agency, LG agreed with Google previous year to feature the assistant and is in the final stage of stabilising the software before unveiling the model just ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona. (more...)
China signals it would cooperate with Trump gov't China signals it would cooperate with Trump gov't
- January 24, 2017

Beijing's comments come a day after the Trump administration vowed to defend its interests and territories located in worldwide waters, including those in the South China Sea . However, she asserted that there won't be any victor in any trade war between the two countries as US-China trade has created 2.6 million jobs in US. (more...)
China cautions Donald Trump against rescinding 'one-China' policy China cautions Donald Trump against rescinding 'one-China' policy
- January 24, 2017

When asked if Trump subscribes to Tillerson's comments about blocking China access to the islands in the mineral-rich trade route, Spicer said: "The US is going to make sure that we protect our interests there". "We are ready to enhance communication and coordination with the U.S. to uphold normal bilateral trading environment", she said, quoting MOFCOM report stating that trade and investment between the two countries were on the rise and China is one of the most open economy in the world. (more...)
LG G6 appears in leaked image ahead of MWC debut
- January 24, 2017

The Verge , however, claims that it has acquired the first image of the upcoming device, giving consumers a sneak peek on what the LG G6 looks like. After the headphone jack, the next big thing smartphone makers hate is the display bezels. (more...)
GOP lawmaker blasted for 'fat women' meme about Women's March in DC
- January 24, 2017

Jack Sandlin faced instant backlash after he posted a meme on his Facebook page that showed a photo of the Women's March with the caption, "In one day Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years". Sandlin, who represents the 36th District in Indianapolis and Greenwood, later issued an apology stating he didn't know how the meme ended up on his wall. (more...)
Trump spokesman accuses media of lying about crowd size, MLK statue removal Trump spokesman accuses media of lying about crowd size, MLK statue removal
- January 24, 2017

Look, alternative facts are not facts. "Yesterday it was just disappointing to get into this argument about crowd control", she said. Marketing firm Nielsen said television views in the USA were less than Barack Obama's and Ronald Reagan's first inaugurations. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Adds a New LEGO game: LEGO Worlds
- January 24, 2017

The title is expected for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by the end of next February. LEGO Worlds presents a chance for players to explore, discover and create together, and it is coming to Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch game lineup continues to grow. After picking up great reviews with their latest installments, which parodyed some of the blockbuster movies of recent years, TT Games and Warner Bros. (more...)
Earnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)
- January 24, 2017

The return on equity was 18.70%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 68.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period previous year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 11.9%. Dividends and share buy-backs don't change the value of a company's shares. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link . (more...)
Steelers forget to cover WR Chris Hogan, Patriots score easy touchdown Steelers forget to cover WR Chris Hogan, Patriots score easy touchdown
- January 24, 2017

Atlanta's Matt Ryan is the MVP-to-be, and he's bolstered by superstar receiver Julion Jones and offensive coordinator and presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. Brady has been his usual spectacular self in those four meetings with the Falcons, completing a combined 67 percent of his passes for 1,193 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception for a 115.7 rating. (more...)
SpaceX to launch disposable rocket
- January 24, 2017

The cost of the satellite was only the last of the string of heavy losses SpaceX faced, starting when another Falcon 9 rocket exploded after takeoff in June of 2015. Musk confirmed that SpaceX will make one more major improvement to its Falcon 9 rocket, which he's calling "Block 5". Right now, the only other company using reusable rockets is Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. (more...)
'Sonic Booms' captured by Ultrafast Camera 'Sonic Booms' captured by Ultrafast Camera
- January 24, 2017

This speedy object rapidly forces surrounding air molecules together, causing a wave-like change in air pressure that spreads out in a cone called a Mach cone, like the wake of a boat. As such, as a laser pulse moved down the tunnel, it left a cone of slower-moving overlapping light waves behind it within the plates. The research team said that this study will enhance the imaging techniques in the field of biomedicine, giving better ways of observation. (more...)
The Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Position Held by Bridges Investment Counsel Inc
- January 24, 2017

Following the transaction, the Senior VP, General Counsel is left with a stake of 373.37 shares, now valued at $15428. Genesee Valley Tru Communication has 17,442 shares for 0.45% of their United States portfolio. It has a dividend yield of 3.39%. The Companys beverage portfolio includes Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta and Capri-Sun, among others. (more...)
PH, China OK $3.7-B anti-poor projects PH, China OK $3.7-B anti-poor projects
- January 24, 2017

Duterte has carried out a stunning U-turn in Philippines' foreign policy since assuming office previous year, making overtures towards China while berating traditional ally the United States. "I'm not sure at this moment exactly what the new United States policies [are], but I believe that the reorientation of our President to our neighbors really was very smart", he said. (more...)
Recharging its batteries: Samsung Recharging its batteries: Samsung
- January 24, 2017

In the case of the first battery, Samsung pointed to a design flaw in the upper right corner that, in some cases, caused the positive and negative tabs to break down, resulting in a short circuit. "For the last several months, together with independent industry expert organisations, we concluded thorough investigation to find cause to the Galaxy Note 7 incidents". (more...)
Russia's Putin ready to meet Trump
- January 24, 2017

Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker and one of the event's promoters, said on social media it was right to celebrate the first phase of the "New World Order". "Russian relations when they launch such canards as hackers' interference in the election?" he said. "Putin wants Russian Federation to be taken seriously, and to ensure his views are taken into account", said Stent. (more...)
Honor to launch 6X with dual rear cameras on Amazon India today
- January 24, 2017

It's as yet unclear which variant will be brought to India. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB on-board storage with an expansion option using a microSD card. On the front too, the Honor 6X has 8-megapixel camera which is rather generous for what the phone is. Honor's India twitter handle, announcing the launch of the phone said that the phone can be unlocked in just 0.3 seconds. (more...)
Snapchat Discover Says No To Clickbait, Fake News, Sexually Explicit Content
- January 24, 2017

Snapchat confirmed the move to Business Insider , saying it took the responsibility of being a source of news, entertainment and information for its community of more than 150 million daily users "very seriously". The update comes as Snapchat prepares for an expected initial public offering in the spring. "They want to see and experience new things-unique stories from credible voices and varied perspectives". (more...)

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