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Samsung Galaxy S8 leak includes photo and specs of upcoming Android flagship
- January 27, 2017

After a long list of leaks and rumors finally, a leak came from the popular leakster Evan Blass who literally unveiled nearly all the details of the upcoming Galaxy S8. The same goes for the bigger version. Despite better power efficient processors, Blass notes the battery life isn't expected to improve, as the larger screens on the Galaxy S8 will draw more power than the Galaxy S7 models' smaller screens. (more...)
Microsoft's Azure cloud business nearly doubled in the past year Microsoft's Azure cloud business nearly doubled in the past year
- January 27, 2017

The US tech giant said profits rose 3.6 percent in the second fiscal quarter to $5.2 billion, while revenues edged up one percent to $24 billion. That's important, as the company's revenue from traditional businesses like Windows and Office continues to stagnate. (more...)
'Finally': Trump's illegal immigration crackdown wins praise from some activists 'Finally': Trump's illegal immigration crackdown wins praise from some activists
- January 27, 2017

Some of the protesters called the measures xenophobic in nature. The US President issued an executive order on Wednesday titled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements" which signed into law many of his most extreme immigration policies , . (more...)
Alphabet Down 3%: Q4 Rev Beats, EPS Beats
- January 27, 2017

The company's consolidated revenue rose to US$26.06 billion above the average estimate of US$25.26 billion. EPS growth in next five years is projected to arrive at 18.63%. Net revenue excluding TAC was expected to be $25.18 billion. A year earlier, the increase was $466 million, they noted. In the third quarter, the unit had an operating loss of $840 million on $197 million in revenues. (more...)
Science goes rogue: USA government agencies tackle Trump on Twitter
- January 27, 2017

They describe themselves as a 'government employee, ' but considering the name of their account , we're inclined to believe it's a NASA scientist. Logistically, Twitter also offers a layer of anonymity, as well as a chance to share an account among multiple disgruntled authors. (more...)
Citigroup Inc. Increases Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Price Target to $87.00 Citigroup Inc. Increases Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Price Target to $87.00
- January 26, 2017

The share price of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Roble Belko & Company Inc now owns 1,339 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 1,035 shares during the last quarter. By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . (more...)
Thousands of protesters expected in Philadelphia amid Trump visit Thousands of protesters expected in Philadelphia amid Trump visit
- January 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -President Donald Trump made his first official trip on Air Force One Thursday morning. Also on the White House agenda will be strengthening defence and security co-operation between the two countries and through North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, countering the menace of Islamic State and creating conditions for peace in Syria. (more...)
Twitter Moves Trending, Moments and Other Features to New Explore Tab Twitter Moves Trending, Moments and Other Features to New Explore Tab
- January 26, 2017

Twitter is hoping users will begin exploring more on its mobile app. The social network initially toyed with the tab in October past year, with a spokesman saying the move would put "content discovery" front and centre. Once again, you will still be able to use Moments on the official Twitter app in Windows 10 until the new Explore tab is rolled out. But in recent days, Twitter added live video streaming directly in its main application, which has some wondering if Periscope will be excised ... (more...)
Obsidian Announces Pillars Of Eternity II Obsidian Announces Pillars Of Eternity II
- January 26, 2017

Announced today, the isometric, party-based RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is a sequel now in development for Linux, Mac and PC. Obsidian Entertainment is funding the development of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, a sequel to its 2015-launched, critically acclaimed PC RPG, through a Fig campaign seeking $1.1 million. (more...)
Qualcomm president: Apple is behind 'regulatory attacks' Qualcomm president: Apple is behind 'regulatory attacks'
- January 26, 2017

In the press release , as Qualcomm says, two mentions of complaints are made. "These filings by Apple's Chinese subsidiary are just part of Apple's efforts to find ways to pay less for Qualcomm's technology", said Qualcomm Executive Vice President Don Rosenberg. (more...)
Verizon explores possible deal for Charter Communications
- January 26, 2017

Meanwhile, the company has a leveraged balance sheet. Charter sells cable TV and broadband subscriptions in local markets across the United States. Charter Communications bought Time Warner Cable past year and rebranded it as Spectrum. EPS growth for this year is 80.70% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 3.06%. Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CHTR. (more...)
The administration's first official press conference The administration's first official press conference
- January 26, 2017

I'm proud to be a woman, I'm proud of my cousin that marched in New York City and I hope that one day we won't have to march anymore, because then I'll be proud of that too. DONALD TRUMP: But we are going to stop it. When asked about Vice President Mike Pence, he said "I think he is worse than Trump , truthfully". When asked about Trump holding arainbow flag with the words "LGBT for Trump " on it, Jay said he doesn't buy it, commenting "That was a farce and done for show after he was ... (more...)
Lake effect snow returning to Western New York Lake effect snow returning to Western New York
- January 26, 2017

Saturday and Sunday will have highs in the mid to upper-20s with overnight lows in the lower 20s. A four-day lake-effect event will stretch from Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening. The wind will be coming out of the west at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Highs are forecast to be in the mid-30s on Thursday with lows in the upper 20s on Thursday night. (more...)
Tekken 7 Adds Eliza as Pre-Order Downloadable Content Tekken 7 Adds Eliza as Pre-Order Downloadable Content
- January 26, 2017

Over the years, he's featured in countless interviews where he gives straight answers with regards to his vision for the Tekken franchise, and in the case of Tekken 7 , he's already stated several times that paid downloadable content is pretty much a necessity. (more...)
Merriam-Webster educates Kellyanne Conway on definition of 'fact' Merriam-Webster educates Kellyanne Conway on definition of 'fact'
- January 26, 2017

And you are either with them, with us, with our Constitution, our history and the future of our nation, or you are against it. It was not clear how the row began but witnesses said Ms Conway ended it. But Conway's remarks were reflective of something real - a new administration which feels, on day three, that it is already under siege from unfair reporters. (more...)
Apple is killing it in the world's fastest growing smartphone market Apple is killing it in the world's fastest growing smartphone market
- January 26, 2017

Going forward, Chinese smartphone makers together are expected to account for around 50% of the global market in 2017, posing even greater challenges to other worldwide brands. One way of reducing the price of the iPhone in India, Hung said, was to manufacture the handsets locally to circumvent India's import taxes. Apple's lead in this segment can also be attributed to Samsung's debacle with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. (more...)
Watch Sean Spicer Give Media Briefing Watch Sean Spicer Give Media Briefing
- January 26, 2017

I'd love to see any information that proves that otherwise". Mr Spicer made two unprovable statements in his briefing: that photographs of the audience at Mr Trump's inauguration were intentionally framed to minimise the appearance of support, and that the new president had drawn the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration. (more...)
Trump May Suspend Some Immigration From Iraq, 6 Other Countries Trump May Suspend Some Immigration From Iraq, 6 Other Countries
- January 26, 2017

And now that he's taken his place in the White House, it seems that he's cracking on with it. The draft order grounds its reasoning in a need to "protect Americans" from terrorism and those who "bear hostile attitudes" toward the U.S. The countries include Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia. "Trump didn't just threaten a Muslim ban, he promised this on the campaign trail, and it is incumbent on every single American to speak out against Trump's actions today and every ... (more...)
Hitman adds Professional Difficulty in next update Hitman adds Professional Difficulty in next update
- January 26, 2017

This upgrade is for free. The new difficulty level will itself provide new AI behaviors, game features, a separate mastery track with unique features, and somewhat altered game mechanics. Want to know what's so hard about Professional? There will also be new rules to the security cameras and a limited number of saved games. The leaderboards will also align with the update. (more...)
Tostitos' new bag wants to fight drunk post-Super Bowl driving Tostitos' new bag wants to fight drunk post-Super Bowl driving
- January 26, 2017

If alcohol is present then the front of the bag will flash a red steering wheel with a "don't drink and drive" message along the bottom. The bags, which are outfitted with sensors, are able to detect any trace of alcohol on a person's breath. (more...)

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