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Cyber Monday biggest shopping day in Amazon's history Cyber Monday biggest shopping day in Amazon's history
- December 01, 2017

The ecommerce giant has confirmed that Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day in history, surpassing the previous record set during its own Prime Day back in July. "Cyber Monday was our biggest day ever!" All Amazon customers can choose from more than one hundred million items that are eligible for free shipping this holiday and all year long. (more...)
Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node
- November 30, 2017

Also making headlines is the LPP or Low Power Plus technology, which will be incorporated into the newer chipsets. Samsung's 7nm FinFET process technology with EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) will also be mass produced at S3. Since this new technology is based on the company's existing process, this should reduce production time-and have higher initial yields. The company also announced that it new S3 foundry line in Hwaseong, South Korea, is ready to be used for mass production. (more...)
Samsung has started mass producing second generation 10nm chips Samsung has started mass producing second generation 10nm chips
- November 30, 2017

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Microsoft Edge is now available for all iPhone users Microsoft Edge is now available for all iPhone users
- November 30, 2017

Microsoft has now made its Edge browser available in Apple's Apple store . Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS is available in the United States (English), China (Simplified-Chinese), France (French) and the UK (English), and the Android version is also available in Australia, Canada, and India (all English). (more...)
Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year
- November 30, 2017

But don't expect this event to be the same spectacle as the "extra-super" supermoon of November 2016, which was the "closest" full moon to date of the 21st century, in addition to being the largest in almost 70 years. That's because the moon will look larger in comparison to objects at the horizon as it rises. Kerss also mentioned that looking directly at the Cold Moon this weekend, using the naked eye or even binoculars, is perfectly fine. (more...)
Nissan Kicks debuts as the brand's urban utility warrior Nissan Kicks debuts as the brand's urban utility warrior
- November 30, 2017

Overseen by the global design centre in Japan, the production vehicle is the result of close collaboration between Nissan Design America (NDA), in San Diego, and the Rio de Janeiro satellite studio. Inside, four passengers can climb aboard but with roughly three fewer inches head-to-toe than the Rogue Sport we expect that space may be cramped in the rear for bigger adults. (more...)
FDA Approves EKG Reader for Apple Watch FDA Approves EKG Reader for Apple Watch
- November 30, 2017

The medical grade heart rate monitor is then able to quickly identify abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation (AFib). Apple Watch just earned its first nod from the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) with a device that reads the electrical activity in your heart right from your wrist. (more...)
Used iPhone Safari circa 2011-12? You might qualify for Google bucks Used iPhone Safari circa 2011-12? You might qualify for Google bucks
- November 30, 2017

While Google claimed at the time its practice was limited to the company's failed Google+ initiative, the United Kingdom lawsuit alleges that Google used the workaround to track "internet browsing history, which Google then used to sell a targeted advertising service". (more...)
Xiaomi's 'Desh Ka' Handset Launches In India As The Redmi 5A Xiaomi's 'Desh Ka' Handset Launches In India As The Redmi 5A
- November 30, 2017

The Redmi 5A , as many of you already know, is the company's entry-level handset, and such Xiaomi-branded smartphones usually sell really well in India. The company has termed the device as ' Desh Ka Smartphone ' to indicate that it is made in India. However, what's new here is the operating system - it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9, which is the latest version of Xiaomi's proprietary operating system. (more...)
Google's new tech can spot and shame people peeping at your phone Google's new tech can spot and shame people peeping at your phone
- November 29, 2017

The electronic screen protector works in all types of lighting conditions, and because the processing takes place on the phone instead of Google's cloud servers, the system can detect someone in just two milliseconds. "Because of the quick, robust, and accurate gaze detection mobile model we can now easily identify the face identity and gaze simultaneously in real time", a description of the demo reads. (more...)
Infiniti Reveals QX50 SUV prior to LA Infiniti Reveals QX50 SUV prior to LA
- November 29, 2017

The QX50 also gets a a specially tuned version of Infiniti's Direct Adaptive Steering, the first front-wheel-drive application of the system, or a standard electric power steering rack. The VC-Turbo engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. It combines the power of a 2.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with the torque and efficiency of a four-cylinder diesel engine and challenges the notion that only hybrid and diesel ... (more...)
BMW i8 Roadster FINALLY arrives - and there's a new i8 Coupe too BMW i8 Roadster FINALLY arrives - and there's a new i8 Coupe too
- November 29, 2017

The BMW i8 Roadster is a plug-in hybrid , not a pure electric , but it does make "electrified" look hot and desirable. Zero to 62 miles per hour for the Roadster happens in a claimed 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. (more...)
Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleges Snapdragon chips infringe on its patents Apple countersues Qualcomm, alleges Snapdragon chips infringe on its patents
- November 29, 2017

Neither company has posted public comment on Apple's countersuit yet. "Apple began seeking those patents years before Qualcomm began seeking the patents it asserts against Apple in this case", the company wrote in its complaint. While the royalty fight works its way through the courts, Apple is not making payments to Qualcomm, and Apple has told its suppliers - particularly Foxconn - to withhold payment to Qualcomm as well. (more...)
Lincoln Ditches MKX With 2019 Nautilus Lincoln Ditches MKX With 2019 Nautilus
- November 29, 2017

The Lincoln MKX becomes the Lincoln Nautilus on Wednesday, another sign that Ford's luxury unit is ditching its confusing alphabet-soup nomenclature. The infotainment system features available 13 and 19-speaker Revel audio systems. The vehicle has SYNC 2 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. (more...)
Could Roku Inc (ROKU) Change Direction After Achieving All Time High? Could Roku Inc (ROKU) Change Direction After Achieving All Time High?
- November 29, 2017

David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy right now. and Roku, Inc wasn't one of them! Shares opened at an all-time high of $49.41 after getting a super-bullish analyst price target. Recently there has been a lot for investors to be happy with when it comes to Roku-from a fresh line of new streaming players to several major deals to include the Roku TV OS on RCA and Philips TVs. (more...)
Molten sulfur train derailment: Polk; Kathleen Molten sulfur train derailment: Polk; Kathleen
- November 29, 2017

Several were reported to be leaking. "Approximately nine rail cars" derailed near Lakeland, Polk County, Florida , a National Public Radio report quoted rail operator CSX Corporation as saying. If it is being used to make sulphuric acid (80 percent of sulphur is used for this IIRC), for example, the first stage it to burn it. The Florida Department of Environmental Resources says an unknown amount of molten sulfur leaked, along with thousands of gallons of acidic grease. (more...)
Maggi fails lab tests again, fined Rs 62 lakh Maggi fails lab tests again, fined Rs 62 lakh
- November 29, 2017

In the quarter ended in September , the company's 23% profit growth exceeded estimates on the back of strong volume growth as well as strong expansion in margins. After the debacle in June 2015, Maggi , which had roughly 80% of India's instant noodle market, saw its leadership being crushed. Nestle India added that it will "file an appeal urgently once we receive the order". (more...)
Microsoft launches 'Azure Location Based Services' Microsoft launches 'Azure Location Based Services'
- November 29, 2017

The partnership is the fruit of years of cooperation between the two software giants. Microsoft will move the SAP applications it runs in its own data centers to SAP's cloud-based S/4 HANA products. "Our collaboration with Microsoft opens up tremendous opportunities for our business, and we are committed to continuous development of solutions using the Microsoft Azure platform". (more...)
DNA tests reveal the Yeti's not-so-abominable identity DNA tests reveal the Yeti's not-so-abominable identity
- November 29, 2017

The researchers gathered 12 samples-a tooth, a few paws, a bone, clumps of hair and the like-that Yeti believers from as far back as the 1930s have identified as belonging to the mythological being. Its reddish-brown fur is lighter in colour than the darker Tibetan brown bear, which also sports a white collar around its neck. However, another study by CJ Edwards at the University of Oxford in 2014 found that the sample that matched Sykes and co-authors' Himalayan ones, was in fact, from a ... (more...)
Classified Pentagon program data mistakenly leaked Classified Pentagon program data mistakenly leaked
- November 29, 2017

A trove of United States military data, described by security researchers as being "highly sensitive", was reportedly unearthed on a publicly accessible Amazon server two months ago. This platform was apparently meant to complement the USA military's existing plans for examining and sharing intelligence, surveillance and other classified information. (more...)

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