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Lord Heseltine Insists Theresa May Must Sack Boris Johnson Lord Heseltine Insists Theresa May Must Sack Boris Johnson
- October 04, 2017

Mr Johnson again made a positive case for post-Brexit Britain, telling his audience - who seemed more muted in their support for him than in years past - that it was time to let the British lion "roar". "Show leadership on content". In her speech in the Italian city of Florence on September 22, May outlined a transition period of around two years of trading on the same terms, but no payments for single market access. (more...)
Judge delays Uber-Waymo trade secrets trial Judge delays Uber-Waymo trade secrets trial
- October 04, 2017

It remained to be proven whether any Waymo secrets made their way to Uber. A report that Alphabet wants to use in its lawsuit against Uber was made public today. The case stems from a lawsuit filed in February by Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving vehicle unit, which claimed former manager Anthony Levandowski took a trove of technical data with him when he left to launch a competing venture that went on to become Otto and was later acquired by Uber. (more...)
Uber board confirms Kalanick's surprise appointees Uber board confirms Kalanick's surprise appointees
- October 04, 2017

The New York Times obtained a letter from the company's new CEO to its employees on September 29, which called Kalanick's actions as "disappointing" and added of the power struggle that "anyone would tell you that this is highly unusual". He wrote: "Travis appointed two new members to Uber's Board without discussing it with me or the Board of Directors more broadly". Uber drivers have also been pressing for better pay and benefits befitting employees instead of contract workers. (more...)
Liberty Global PLC (LILA) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12
- October 03, 2017

Using a bigger time frame to assess the moving average such as the 200-day, may help block out the noise and chaos that is often caused by daily price fluctuations. Noting its average daily volume at 2.22 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Overall, the share price is up 10.85% year to date. (more...)
Oil prices ease as speculators grow impatient Oil prices ease as speculators grow impatient
- October 03, 2017

Bank Wealth Management. In addition to the possible increase in supply from OPEC, the number of active USA oil rigs also rose during the final week of September. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, November West Texas Intermediate crude CLX7, -0.26% was at $50.58 a barrel, down a penny. The contract fell 67 cents, or 1.2%, in the last session. (more...)
Chuck Low, Best Known As Morrie in Goodfellas, Dead At 89 Chuck Low, Best Known As Morrie in Goodfellas, Dead At 89
- October 03, 2017

Low went on to act in several films, including The King of Comedy and Once Upon a Time in America . Chuck Low , a real-estate developer-turned actor whose friendship with tenant Robert De Niro led to a second career in Hollywood and roles in Goodfellas and Tribeca, has died. (more...)
Sony in talks to have Battlegrounds on PS4 soon Sony in talks to have Battlegrounds on PS4 soon
- October 03, 2017

Microsoft did previously get a timed exclusive on Rise of the Tomb Raider, which came to PC and PS4 nearly a full year after the Xbox release . Well, over time we did learn that it's not going to be a full exclusive ( Bluehole probably has enough money to not make this short-sighted decision), and that Sony is "in talks" to bring the game to PS4. (more...)
OnePlus lovers rejoice! No OnePlus 5T, but this smartphone may release soon OnePlus lovers rejoice! No OnePlus 5T, but this smartphone may release soon
- October 03, 2017

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. That's why it's not surprising to hear that OnePlus may have ditched plans to launch a OnePlus 5T handset this year. Meanwhile, numerous other 2016 Android flagships packed Snapdragon 820 processors. The ROM capacity for the 6GB RAM variant will be 64GB's while 8GB RAM version will get 128GB of ROM. (more...)
Hawken dev ending PC support to 'refocus development efforts' Hawken dev ending PC support to 'refocus development efforts'
- October 03, 2017

The free-to-play mech game first came out on Steam in 2014, but after the excitement and hype generated by the game, Hawken never sustained a healthy community, with the most recent concurrent player counts below 100 players (according to SteamCharts ). (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google's Version Distribution Chart Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google's Version Distribution Chart
- October 03, 2017

The number of Android users far exceeds iOS users, given that a large cross-section of OEMs run their smartphones on the former, but even so, 0.2 percent and 25 percent make for a significant gap. This new data, which was collected during a seven-day period ending on 2 October , marks the first time that Oreo has made it onto the list, but Google is probably wishing it hadn't. (more...)
What to expect from Google's Pixel 2 reveal event What to expect from Google's Pixel 2 reveal event
- October 03, 2017

It also reveals the codename "Joplin" that we were already familiar with, thanks to the rumours. According to the details on the page, the Google Home Mini is a mini version of the Google Home, and it has nearly all the features that one gets on the standard Home, but in a smaller package. (more...)
Nobel victor says prize 'a win for human race' Nobel victor says prize 'a win for human race'
- October 03, 2017

Ripples in the fabric of space-time first predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein , gravitational waves sparked a revolution in astrophysics when their first detection was announced early past year. Q&A What is a gravitational wave? The LIGO Scientific Collaboration now includes more than 100 institutions and 18 countries. The German-born Weiss was awarded half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize amount and Thorne and Barish will split the other half. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Lite launches in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland Facebook Messenger Lite launches in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland
- October 03, 2017

Facebook has launched the " Lite " version of its data inhaling app, Messenger for Facebook in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland. This move to bring the Lite app in developed markets with proven high speed internet means that the company can now target people who like to cut costs but, not necessarily like to give up using their phones for chatting. (more...)
Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Free Calls In The US
- October 03, 2017

Although the look of the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Plus , the internal specification of the device has undergone a major change. Echo Buttons are new devices that deliver ways for customers to play games with friends and family using Alexa. (more...)
Microsoft getting out of the music biz, moving Groove subs to Spotify Microsoft getting out of the music biz, moving Groove subs to Spotify
- October 03, 2017

Today, Microsoft announced that it's killing off its Groove Music Pass service, just over a month after the company ran a promotion that offered six free months of the service with the purchase of one month . The Groove Music app itself will be able to play or stream music and it will be incumbent upon users who have purchased music through the marketplace to download the songs that they paid for access to. (more...)
Google's physical two-factor authentication to revolutionise account logging Google's physical two-factor authentication to revolutionise account logging
- October 02, 2017

But this feature is not available for all accounts. These keys said will bring more security to user's Gmail and other Google accounts including focuses more towards corporate executives and more likes. But why is the company taking everything offline and cloud based, and why a physical USB key? Reports Bloomberg , Google may eventually replace the 2-factor authentication process that will be offered next month. (more...)
Uber Boss To Meet London Transport Chief Over Ban Uber Boss To Meet London Transport Chief Over Ban
- October 02, 2017

Regulator Transport for London (TfL) deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on September 22 and decided not to renew its licence to operate when it expires on Saturday, citing the firm's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. (more...)
Elon Musk Unveils Plans to put Humans on Mars by 2024 Elon Musk Unveils Plans to put Humans on Mars by 2024
- October 02, 2017

The BFR would lift a passenger ship into orbit and then land on floating pads near cities around the world. Musk, who also serves as CEO of automotive company Tesla, said SpaceX was aiming for cargo missions to the Red Planet in 2022 and crew with cargo by 2024. (more...)
Apple is investigating the causes of bloating iPhone 8 Plus Apple is investigating the causes of bloating iPhone 8 Plus
- October 02, 2017

The decision was met with massive backlash. The Belkin 3.5mm Audio + Charge Rockstar adapter is not available in India just yet, but we do expect it to be available here in the coming weeks. The publication reports that to date, these cases are isolated and do not indicate the possibility of mass problems. So, the new Apple's Belkin dongle will be beneficial for iPhone users. (more...)
Trump Says North Korea Negotiations A Waste Of Time Trump Says North Korea Negotiations A Waste Of Time
- October 02, 2017

After oil sanctions, North Korea's leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests will take place. In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting last month, Trump responded "Why not?" when asked whether there could be talks. (more...)

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