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Foo Fighters Map Out 2018 North American Tour Foo Fighters Map Out 2018 North American Tour
- October 24, 2017

The month of April will find the band playing dates in the southern United States before returning to North America in July. The band will also make a stop at Wrigley Field on the same tour, on July 29. Similar admiration greeted the first show on the tour, an October 12 performance that turned the new Anthem arena in Washington, D.C., into "a raucous rock cathedral" (USA Today). (more...)
Start of production on Sony's Venom teased via social media
- October 24, 2017

To commemorate the occasion, the official Venom film Twitter account has shared the first behind-the-scenes photo with lead star Tom Hardy . This may be the first of many teaser pics we see from on Venom Twitter account . The film is completely the Marvel Cinematic Universe and won't feature Tom Holland's Spider-Man. The Venom movie is not exactly a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though producer Amy Pascal believes there could be some crossover between the two franchises. (more...)
Vodafone launches two new affordable recharge plans for its prepaid subscribers Vodafone launches two new affordable recharge plans for its prepaid subscribers
- October 24, 2017

Reliance Jio's move to increase tariffs has come as much-needed reprieve for incumbent mobile telecom firms which have been bleeding as a result of the new entrant's disruptive prices and freebie offers. Like Reliance Jio and Airtel , Vodafone is also offering worldwide roaming packs for travellers to the USA, UAE and Singapore. The FUP (Fair Usage Policy) is 1GB per day for 70 days. (more...)
Noted Malayalam Film-Maker IV Sasi Dead Noted Malayalam Film-Maker IV Sasi Dead
- October 24, 2017

The 69-year-old filmmaker passed away today morning. The body has been kept in Surya hospital, Chennai. The veteran film-maker started off his career in films as an art director with the 1968 movie Kaliyalla Kalyanam . Later on, he worked on Avalude Ravukal that was categorised as a classic and also have the remake in Hindi. The master film-maker also went on to direct films in Bollywood. (more...)
Russian Federation likens US-led bombing of Raqqa to WWII destruction of Dresden Russian Federation likens US-led bombing of Raqqa to WWII destruction of Dresden
- October 24, 2017

Most of the German city was destroyed in bombing raids in 1945 and is regarded by some as a war crime. "Raqqa was wiped off the face of the earth", a Russian official stated. The comments come after US -backed Syrian forces on Friday declared "total liberation" of Raqqa, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) self-declared capital since 2014. (more...)
Breast cancer study: 72 new mutations discovered Breast cancer study: 72 new mutations discovered
- October 24, 2017

Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces. Therefore, as a result, Dr Li and colleagues were able to sequence up to 1,400 candidate breast cancer genes in 6,000 familial breast cancer patients and 6,000 cancer-free controls. (more...)
Website crashes after Cambridge puts Stephen Hawking's 1966 doctoral thesis online
- October 24, 2017

The University of Cambridge has long looked after the doctorate presented by the young Professor Hawking, and the work that would go on to make him famous. Also, many prestigious high-learning institutions asked Hawking to agree on a free publication of the work. As it's often hard to obtain permission for historic theses, the university is hoping Hawking's participation will inspire other academics to follow suit. (more...)
Facebook Denies Plans To Charge Publications For Posts Facebook Denies Plans To Charge Publications For Posts
- October 24, 2017

The new Explore Feed is not easy to find. Facebook is testing splitting its News Feed into two: A dedicated space for friend updates, and another space, Explore, which contains posts from pages. Likewise, Google recently introduced a raft of measures created to improve relations with publishers and help them monetise and attract paying subscribers who access their content through Google. (more...)
Samsung has been granted a retrial in Apple patent suit Samsung has been granted a retrial in Apple patent suit
- October 24, 2017

This case takes both of the companies way back to 2011 when Apple had successfully sued Samsung for infringing upon the iPhone's patented design, which included its rectangular front face coupled with rounded edges plus a string of color icons. (more...)
No, Priscilla Presley didn't leave the Church of Scientology No, Priscilla Presley didn't leave the Church of Scientology
- October 23, 2017

The whole thing is very odd but Presley herself - who is believed to have joined the controversial church after Elvis's death - has yet to personally comment publicly. Lisa Marie cryptically told USA Today in 2012 she "was slowly starting to self-destruct" and "devastated" amid issues with her inner circle. The church is said to ban all members from speaking to those who have left, labelling them a "suppressive person". (more...)
Animal Crossing Mobile Direct Announced for 25/10/17 at 07:00 GMT Animal Crossing Mobile Direct Announced for 25/10/17 at 07:00 GMT
- October 23, 2017

Nintendo will host a 15 minute Direct during which they'll release the first information about the game. Nintendo first announced a plan to bring a mobile version of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem early past year. 25 at 12 p.m.in Japan, and 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 24. In case you are unfamiliar with the franchise, the previous Animal Crossing games for Nintendo's consoles are community simulation titles, where the human character lives in a village surrounded by cute animals. (more...)
New OnePlus 5T Images Surfaces Online Showing Full-Screen Display New OnePlus 5T Images Surfaces Online Showing Full-Screen Display
- October 23, 2017

OnePlus is preparing the place for its new upcoming devices i.e OnePlus 5T. The fingerprint sensor would have to be relocated because of this and if the render is anything to go by, it's going to be relocated to the back. Rumours suggest that OnePlus may be about to launch an updated version of the OnePlus 5 , featuring an edge-to edge display, after promotional material was reportedly published on the company's website. (more...)
Could this be the RedMi Note 5 on TENAA? Could this be the RedMi Note 5 on TENAA?
- October 23, 2017

Leaked images of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 showed that the device will include a dual camera setup. We are sure that Xiaomi was working on a successor to the Redmi Note 5 , and that it could have a screen with minimal bezels surrounding it. (more...)
Shin Megami Tensei V Announced as Switch Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V Announced as Switch Exclusive
- October 23, 2017

After the announcement was made, it was confirmed that Weekly Famitsu magazine will have a developer interview for the game. A release date was not yet announced. The game was first announced during the Nintendo Switch unveiling event last January, though it only had a working title. Of course, if you want an even better idea of what the series is about then you should check out Shin Megami Tensei IV or Shin Megami Tensei IV : Apocalypse for the 3DS. (more...)
Tesla confirms talks to build auto plant in Shanghai Tesla confirms talks to build auto plant in Shanghai
- October 23, 2017

The WSJ report specified that any future factory would be set up in Shanghai's "free trade zone", and Tesla vehicles would still be subject to an import tariff of 25 percent. In June, Tesla confirmed it was working with Shanghai's government on potentially setting up a facility in the region. "While we expect most of our production to remain in the USA, we do need to establish local factories to ensure affordability for the markets they serve". (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) Receives "Buy" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC
- October 22, 2017

About 5.28 million shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 47.83% since October 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 23,159 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. (more...)
Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT) shows Price to Sale ratio of 0
- October 22, 2017

Fitbit, Inc. (FIT ) stock is most attractive stock of Wall Street. The co's performance for 6 months was surged of 8.91%, 1-year performance stands at -56.54% and year to date showing slashed performance of -16.53%. In other news, Director Jon Callaghan sold 15,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 1st. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock ... (more...)
11-Year-Old Gitanjali Rao Named America's Top Young Scientist
- October 22, 2017

And she set about devising a more efficient solution: a device that could identify lead compounds in water and was portable and relatively affordable. Her lead detection device allowed her to combine both interests, as contaminated water can cause both rashes and birth defects. "I went, 'Well, this is not a reliable process and I've got to do something to change this.'" Americans are restricted to either using home-use lead testing kits, which are hard, expensive and can be inaccurate, or ... (more...)
Alphabet Deploys Project Loon LTE Balloons Above Puerto Rico
- October 22, 2017

The company said on Friday it does not expect to use that many since each balloon can provide internet service to an area of roughly 5,000 square kilometres, or 1,930 square miles. The team will keep the balloons hovering for as long as possible as they continue to learn how to navigate the constantly shifting winds in the region, Westgarth said. (more...)
Orionid meteor shower visible this weekend, here's where you can watch it Orionid meteor shower visible this weekend, here's where you can watch it
- October 22, 2017

Although the rocks are fragments of Halley's Comet, which itself is visible from earth once every 75 years, they look as if they are coming from the Orion constellation, hence the name. Keep in mind that when the Orionids leave their radiant point they will not be very visible until about 30 degrees. Our Earth is facing a stream of particles nearly head on, hence the meteors across the sky are some of the brightest and fastest among meteor showers. (more...)

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