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Mozilla Lays Off Connected Devices Team Mozilla Lays Off Connected Devices Team
- February 03, 2017

Mozilla's great triumph was pushing back against Microsoft's dominant but stagnant Internet Explorer browser a decade ago, but it has struggled over the last few years. A spokesMozilla said that the company had shifted its internal approach to the internet-of-things opportunity. Mozilla is reportedly shifting its focus to researching new technologies for connected devices and stepping back from launching commercial products. (more...)
Shigeru Miyamoto's Project Giant Robot Has Been Sent To The Scrap Heap
- February 03, 2017

The player is put in control of a giant robot , and uses the Wii U GamePad to perform the movements of the robot, which were detected by the gyroscope and accelerometer and translated into on-screen actions. Polygon asked Nintendo if that was the case and a representative responded by saying, "we made this decision after considering our overall product and development strategy". (more...)
Facebook now lets you search for photos by describing their contents Facebook now lets you search for photos by describing their contents
- February 03, 2017

Now, you can search for photos on Facebook using any keyword that describes the contents of the image. Facebook's computer-vision tools were originally envisioned to help the visually impaired navigate the service, discerning what's in a photo just by scanning it. (more...)
Moto G5 will be available right after MWC2017 Moto G5 will be available right after MWC2017
- February 03, 2017

Lenovo's Moto G5, which is rumoured to make its debut at the company's special product unveiling event scheduled in Barcelona on February 26, a day before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, will go on sale in select markets within days after the launch. (more...)
Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon Coming To USA Soon Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon Coming To USA Soon
- February 03, 2017

But Mercedes is here to save the day with the all-new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon coming to your local dealership this fall. We were seriously impressed with the E63 S Sedan when we drove it past year, so the Wagon shouldn't disappoint. Helping with straight-line speed is a new nine-speed automatic gearbox, as well as the 4MATIC four-wheel drive system. The hood is inset between the fenders and bumper like a coupe, the wheel arches are wider to accommodate the wider track width (Benz hasn't ... (more...)
Will Snap's IPO Crackle or Pop?
- February 03, 2017

The Biebs then counts down the Shimmy, the Shake, the Shimmy, Shimmy Shake and Owens', you guessed it, unlimited moves. In the past, the company is known to have prepared the augmented reality features for 'Ghostbusters, ' for Sony, but also the tie-ins for 'X-Men Apocalypse.' Last year, the company together with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and HIV-fighting organization (RED) to mark World AIDS Day launched a series of new filters to mark World AIDS Day. (more...)
Beyonce Breaks Instagram Record for Most Liked Photo With Pregnancy Announcement Beyonce Breaks Instagram Record for Most Liked Photo With Pregnancy Announcement
- February 03, 2017

She explained, "I definitely want another child". Beyonce, after sharing her magnificent photo went ahead and did a full blown photo shoot inspired by the Africa goddess of prosperity and fertility; Osun. Gomez' Instagram-sponsored post is a picture of herself sipping on a coke bottle that secured 6.3 million likes and 250,000 comments. It took Bey a mere seven hours to break that record, according to Billboard . (more...)
What are Analysts opinions on: Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC)
- February 03, 2017

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of RRC. Range Resources Corporation has dropped 5.81% during the last 3-month period. First Midwest Bank Trust Division purchased a new position in Range Resources Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $1,118,000. RRC has been the subject of a number of research reports. (more...)
Lose the scoop: Ben & Jerry's announces ice cream 'slices'
- February 03, 2017

Even better, the Pint Slices have been specially wrapped in an "easy open pouch", in order for you to avoid those incredibly embarrassing I've-got-ice-cream-on-my-hands moments. Which is a stroke of absolute genius and we can't believe we didn't think of it ourselves. Ben & Jerry's has started the year pretty damn strong. (more...)
U.S. defence secretary James Mattis affirms USA commitment to South Korea
- February 03, 2017

Pyongyang's nuclear program has advanced rapidly in the the last few years, forcing U.S.to make plans for a missile defense project in South Korea. Any successful test-launch of an ICBM will raise worries that the DPRK can strike the US mainland with a nuclear-capable ballistic missile. (more...)
Top Tech Execs Protest Trump's Muslim Immigration Ban Top Tech Execs Protest Trump's Muslim Immigration Ban
- February 03, 2017

President Trump signed an executive order last week barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.as well as temporarily suspending travel from seven countries that have largely Muslim populations. CEO Jeff Immelt said the industrial conglomerate would make its "voice heard" with the new administration and Congress. While it is majorly the Silicon valley Tech firms that are leading the letter writing exercise, there are firms in other sectors too which have been approached for their inputs ... (more...)
New Jersey Girl Scout Benefits From Cookie Review New Jersey Girl Scout Benefits From Cookie Review
- February 03, 2017

Rowe was interested in buying cookies for troops stationed overseas. "Cookie selling is our business". Recipe is available on the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. It's that time again - Cookie Season! "It's important for them to learn business skills", she said. "One hundred percent of cookie earnings stay with the local council and troops - powering awesome experiences for the girls, as well as funding projects that benefit local communities", Goodbody says. (more...)
University of Surrey scientist publish blueprint for large-scale quantum computer
- February 02, 2017

The key to a quantum computer is its ability to operate on the basis of a circuit not only being on or off but occupying a state that is both on and off at the same time. According to Hensinger, they're hoping that they will be able to build their own small-scale modular quantum computer prototype within two years. Powered by cats who may, or may not be dead, the computer will be the most powerful on Earth and has calculated the existence of rice pudding even before it has been built. (more...)
Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump's immigration order for visa holders Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump's immigration order for visa holders
- February 02, 2017

The bans are preventing such people from meeting their children or parents. "Other individuals are confronting genuine family emergencies such as the need to visit a critically ill parent". Several other tech industry leaders have spoken out against the President's travel ban, including Tim Cook, Travis Kalanick, and Elon Musk. Microsoft clarifies that even if all these allowances are made, it will still remain unsatisfied with with the immigration law, stating that it "will not end the ... (more...)
Federal Reserve holds interest rates after two successive rises
- February 02, 2017

And inflation, by the Fed's preferred measure, rose 1.6 percent in the 12 months that ended in December, moving closer to the Fed's 2 percent goal. Fed policymakers also highlighted that unemployment was still hovering near its recent low. (more...)
Google, Apple and Microsoft join Silicon Valley to slam Trump's immigration ban
- February 02, 2017

Some have noted that Apple founder Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian immigrant, and that other world-changing tech companies were founded by or are now led by first- and second-generation immigrants. Uber competitor Lyft, meanwhile, drew attention Sunday for its pledge to donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union over the next four years "to defend our constitution". (more...)
Samsung Launches Mobile Payment Service for Android : Samsung Pay Mini Samsung Launches Mobile Payment Service for Android : Samsung Pay Mini
- February 02, 2017

Samsung Pay Mini offers the users to make offline payments via debit cards and credit cards. Unfortunately, the Samsung Pay Mini will only be available in South Korea . Samsung Pay Mini is now being marketed only for its South Korean subscribers. Now only American Express and CitiBank customers are able to use Samsung Pay in Australia, and no further announcements of partnerships with other banks have been announced. (more...)
Silicon Valley Panics as Reports of H-1B Visa Reform Circulate
- February 02, 2017

Last week President Trump temporarily suspended any citizens coming from seven specific countries that have a Muslim majority to enter the country, as well as not shutting down the refugee program for a span of 120 days. President Donald Trump's next move likely to provoke the ire of Silicon Valley could leave companies scrambling to find staff. Then-candidate Trump said he was unable to hire US workers for the positions filled by guest workers. (more...)
National Football League wouldn't have let Adelson own a piece of Oakland Raiders
- February 02, 2017

While the New England Patriots have avoided talking politics this week, scathing comments made by the president about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made news. "And we can do it with the right balance that will improve the quality of experience either in the stadium or on television". But those questions are absent in the NFL's official transcript of the media event. (more...)
Samsung to tease Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, schematics shown off Samsung to tease Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017, schematics shown off
- February 02, 2017

Or it nearly is, anyway. Samsung has sent out media invites for an event which will take place on February 26, at Mobile World Congress 2017. No rumours have indicated whether the 3.5mm headphone jack will remain but as the Galaxy S8 smartphone is expected to retain it, it is likely the tablet will do. (more...)

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