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Sony Launch SD Card With Write Speeds Up To 299MB/s Sony Launch SD Card With Write Speeds Up To 299MB/s
- February 23, 2017

At the CP+ Camera Photo and Imaging Show in Japan, Sony has announced the new, ultra-fast SF-G series SD cards, which are now the world's fastest SD cards (as of February 21). The cards will be available sometime in March, but there is now no word on pricing. Interestingly, the SF-G series is not ushering in a new standard - it's apparently not even part of the latest SD 5.0 specification. (more...)
Lexus, Porsche top latest JD Power VDS
- February 23, 2017

The study looks back to model-year 2014 and asks actual original owners to report on the dependability of the auto in its first 12 months of ownership. Granted, Ford improved by 26 PP100 from 2016, and the F-150 model specifically took home an award for dependability in the light-duty, full-size truck segment. (more...)
Brace yourself for just a single-digit pay hike this year Brace yourself for just a single-digit pay hike this year
- February 23, 2017

Nearly all sectors, including consumer internet and life sciences firms, have reported a drop in projected pay hike in 2017 compared to the year ago. This appraisal season, wages across industries are likely to increase by 9.5%, signaling a drop from 10.3% previous year, according to Aon Hewitt's 21st Annual India Salary Increase Survey that covered more than 1,000 companies across the country. (more...)
'Long Chain of Love Letters' Between Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Industry 'Long Chain of Love Letters' Between Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Industry
- February 23, 2017

Brune, in a statement Tuesday, noted that Pruitt called upon the words of Sierra Club founder John Muir, saying that "everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to pray in and play in". Try to avoid, do avoid abuses that occur sometimes. "He embodies the leadership we need to restore accountability to the agency". The emails also showed that Pruitt was close with other groups beyond Devon Energy. (more...)
As access to AP exams grows, more students are doing better As access to AP exams grows, more students are doing better
- February 23, 2017

Students need to score a 3 or above to pass an AP exam. In Georgia, slightly more than 22 percent of students scored better than a 3 on at least one AP exam. In other states, public university systems often have varying policies for what scores to recognize for credit. According to the non-profit, which also runs the SAT college entrance exam program, the number of public high school students (typically juniors and seniors) taking at least one AP exam has doubled over the last decade, from ... (more...)
New McLaren Super Series '720' does 0-200km/h in 7.8s
- February 23, 2017

Further details include news of standard carbon ceramic brakes, lighter and stiffer calipers and improved pedal feel and modulation. That's about 6.5 yards (six metres) less than the outgoing 650S and nearly on par with the million-dollar P1 hypercar. (more...)
Microsoft launches Skype Lite, LinkedIn links up with India's biometric ID system
- February 23, 2017

Most importantly for areas with low connectivity or expensive data charges, Microsoft said that the app has been created to use less data for all types of calls or messages. "From listening to Skype users in India, we felt we could design a more tailored product for the India market, one which would benefit users as well as the different network infrastructure across the country". (more...)
New memos outline Trump's immigration crackdown New memos outline Trump's immigration crackdown
- February 23, 2017

Those guidelines codify and detail executive orders as well as longstanding promises from President Trump to rapidly escalate the number deportations of undocumented immigrants, a push that has already reportedly started with sweeps in major USA cities in recent weeks. (more...)
India Can Develop Space Station, Says ISRO Chief India Can Develop Space Station, Says ISRO Chief
- February 23, 2017

India can develop a space station but needs long-term planning and necessary funds. Today only one space station is operating: the International Space Station, a joint effort of NASA, Russia, and the European Union. Furthermore, China also praises the way India has promoted its satellite launch internationally. This news comes after India's historic launch of 104 satellites, in one go. (more...)
Moto G5 photographed in the wild ahead of announcement
- February 23, 2017

The image does not throw much light on the impending handset, except that it seems to resemble the worldwide variant. The image correlates with recently leaked renders of the global version of the Moto G5 Plus and shows the device's circular camera panel, metal body, slightly rounded edges, a home button up front and the new silver colour variant. (more...)
Seven Exoplanets Around Dwarf Star Could be Habitable Seven Exoplanets Around Dwarf Star Could be Habitable
- February 23, 2017

In this system, some of the planets could be at the right temperature to have such things as oceans of water, based on the planets' distance from the dwarf star. "With this unbelievable system, we know that there must be many more potentially life-bearing worlds out there just waiting to be found", said Seager, who is a Toronto native and University of Toronto graduate. (more...)
OMSI to host viewing party for total solar eclipse
- February 22, 2017

It's critical to get yourself somewhere exactly under the shadow-and as nearest to the Line of Totality-as possible, since a near-miss is a total miss. The total solar eclipse will occur in the roughly 100-mile wide shadow of the moon, a corridor stretching from OR to SC - lasting about 2.5 minutes. The last time there was a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the USA was 1918. (more...)
NASA to announce 'discovery beyond our solar system' Wednesday
- February 22, 2017

Thomas Zurbuchen , the associate administrator of the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington , boasted, " This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life ". (more...)
New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction New Persona 5 Gameplay Trailer Teaches Creation Through Destruction
- February 22, 2017

The mysterious bald-headed Igor makes a return, along with two new assistants, the twins Caroline and Justine. At least there doesn't seem to be any harsh feelings from the fused Persona . Oh, you can also access the area during the day/night or during Palace runs through a prison door looking portal. It's a lot like the Black and White Lodges from Twin Peaks - but it's not almost as risky as the former, and you can alter your personas there (much like demons in SMT proper). (more...)
Eyegate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYEG) shows monthly volitility of 11.98%
- February 22, 2017

Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is down -81.13%. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. (NASDAQ: EYEG ) added 125.62% by the end of trading session at $3.7. Current price level places the company's stock about -56.83% from the 52-week high and 122.41% away from the 52-week low. (more...)
Australian stores grab Nintendo Switch fans' attention
- February 22, 2017

The same can not be said for those who own Xbox One or PS4 knowing that all games have to be installed on the consoles hard drives whether they are physical copies or from digital download from an online store. You can't even purchase a 1 TB card yet. If you are quite patient and doesn't mind going with whatever is available at last you can just wait for the storm to pass. (more...)
Dragon Quest Heroes II is coming to the PC on April 25th Dragon Quest Heroes II is coming to the PC on April 25th
- February 22, 2017

The company has also introduced a new Explorer's Edition of the game, one that features a reversible cover to make the box look like the Adventures Logbook that you get to use within the game. As cousins and knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa, you must fight alongside other heroes to defend your land from an invading Dunisian army, led by none other than your old friend Prince Cesar. (more...)
Here's what NASA may have found beyond our solar system
- February 22, 2017

In addition, the opportunities for life in the TRAPPIST-1 system make our own solar system look fourth-rate. "If you compare it Proxima Centauri, it's much less, but if you compare it to the Sun, it's much more", Gillon says. Q: Take us back to the moment of discovery. The eight exoplanets were confirmed following an intensive imaging campaign undertaken by a host of observatories, including the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope , located at the Paranal Observatory in ... (more...)
Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan for marketing and after-sales benefit Xiaomi finally enters Pakistan for marketing and after-sales benefit
- February 22, 2017

In a recent tweet from Redmi's official handle, the company announced that the much awaited Matte black variant will be making its way to the customers. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, clocked at 2.0 GHz. On the camera front, the phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. (more...)
Three New Solar Farms Totaling 320 Megawatts For North Victoria
- February 22, 2017

Despite the Sunshine State moniker, Florida Power & Light has been slow to bring solar energy onto its distribution center, which played a part in the demise of the NextEra-Hawaiian Electric Co. "This project will allow Vasari Energy to get closer to its objective of 700 MW of solar projects under development in 2017", continued Lipman. Other sites will be announced in the coming weeks, said FPL. (more...)

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