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Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares 'great results' cancer update Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares 'great results' cancer update
- February 15, 2018

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is cheering as she moves forward from her months-long battle with breast cancer. In an Instagram post at the time, she wrote: "1 in 8 women get breast cancer". Miss being at the table with you all. Her " Veep " co-stars spoke very fondly of her during the show. The humble concern she displays for others clearly comes back to her in spades - the actress has gotten an outpouring of love and well-wishes from both strangers and loved ones since she began her cancer ... (more...)
Pentagon seeks $686.1 billion to 'restore and rebuild' USA military Pentagon seeks $686.1 billion to 'restore and rebuild' USA military
- February 15, 2018

Though the U.S. spends more money on defense than the next eight militaries combined, Norquist said the 2019 budget request merely would put Pentagon spending back on track to where it would have been had the administration of Barack Obama not implemented strict spending caps. (more...)
Apple CEO Says Customers Have Been Slow to Pay with Mobile Phones Apple CEO Says Customers Have Been Slow to Pay with Mobile Phones
- February 15, 2018

He all but guaranteed that Apple's board will raise the dividend in April, as it has done each year since the company reinstated the shareholder payments in 2012. A shareholder asked Cook if the tech firm was considering doubling its dividend under new USA tax laws allowing corporations to repatriate overseas profits and benefit from a lower rate. (more...)
Snapchat petition clears 725000 as users express outrage at latest update Snapchat petition clears 725000 as users express outrage at latest update
- February 15, 2018

Started by an Australian Snapchat user called Nic Rumsey, the "Remove the new Snapchat update" petition had some 725,000 signatories at the time of publication on February 13, with people from the UK, Romania and Norway all signing in the seconds to took to tell you it can be found here. (more...)
Facebook adds list-making feature to its News Feed Facebook adds list-making feature to its News Feed
- February 15, 2018

The company is calling this new feature as "Lists". Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds , and decorate them with emoji. Facebook is reportedly introducing out a new feature called Lists, for posting status updates. (more...)
Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Thursday at the Bottom of the World Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Thursday at the Bottom of the World
- February 14, 2018

The partial solar eclipse is likely to start at 5:43 pm local time in the Antarctic Peninsula, it will be visible for nearly two hours and end around 7:34 pm according to reports. Ernie Wright, a programmer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says that the eclipse will last for two hours in Antarctica, but it won't last long in the other countries and will take a little effort to notice. (more...)
Snapchat still loved by millennials despite update 'nightmare' and competition from Instagram Snapchat still loved by millennials despite update 'nightmare' and competition from Instagram
- February 14, 2018

The feature is also no different from the way that Snapchat already operates. One of the main complaints, by the way, is that users have seen their Story views drastically plummet since the redesign went live. The app is most popular with teens and millennials, who are increasingly bolting from Facebook. It could also help open up new opportunities for those who want to monetize their accounts - another longtime complaint for Snapchat influencers. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Will Have Premium Shop, But No Loot Boxes Sea of Thieves Will Have Premium Shop, But No Loot Boxes
- February 14, 2018

When news broke that the highly anticipated shared-world adventure Sea of Thieves would be including microtransactions in one of their earlier post-launch updates, the subsequent eye roll was immediate. I desperately want us to be able to fire other stuff out of cannons, including monkeys and other animals, just because it's fun, right? Of course if you have a beast of a rig running at 4k/60, we've got you covered with the best looking "Great Water", and everything in between! Given ... (more...)
BMW X4 Expands With More Interior Space, Tech BMW X4 Expands With More Interior Space, Tech
- February 14, 2018

For global markets, the X4 will be powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines - a 2.0-litre petrol in 184hp and 252hp states of tune, a 2.0-litre diesel in 190hp and 231hp tunes, a 360hp, 3.0-litre petrol mill and a 326hp, 3.0-litre diesel motor. (more...)
Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Nokia 8 Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo
- February 14, 2018

The test has now ended and the company has started rolling out Android 8 .1 officially to all Nokia 8 owners. And in the last week of January, HMD Global rolled out a beta version of the Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 . On the specifications front, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch QHD IPS 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB expandable internal storage, dual 13MP rear sensor, 13MP front-facing camera, 3090mAh battery loaded ... (more...)
Qualcomm unveils 2 Gbps LTE modem Qualcomm unveils 2 Gbps LTE modem
- February 14, 2018

Qualcomm's X24 modem is set to help double your phone's data speeds. Now, you won't likely ever see that 2Gbps number in reality. The highest carrier aggregation now supported in Canada is 4x carrier aggregation, though through the use of unlicensed spectrum carriers could take full advantage of the modem's capabilities. (more...)
Falcon Heavy Tesla Carries Science Fiction Books Falcon Heavy Tesla Carries Science Fiction Books
- February 14, 2018

SpaceX teams at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, meanwhile, are targeting no earlier than 12:35 a.m. on February 22 for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40. "Not enough ignition fluid to light the outer two engines after several three engine relights", Musk explains. The fix, he said , was "pretty obvious". (more...)
THQ Nordic acquires Saints Row, Metro publisher for €121 million THQ Nordic acquires Saints Row, Metro publisher for €121 million
- February 14, 2018

Not only does the deal mean that THQ Nordic now has all those IPs under its belt, but it also hoovers up all of Deep Silver's studios too, such as Volition and Dambuster. The move reunites some of those titles with the THQ label. In addition to Deep Silver's publishing contracts, THQ Nordic will also acquire their internal studios. (more...)
Mercedes C-Class facelift to debut at Geneva Motor Show Mercedes C-Class facelift to debut at Geneva Motor Show
- February 14, 2018

There's a new radiator grille and bumper at the front, along with large air vents, while the rear bumper gets unique trim too. However, officials from Mercedes have said there are definite plans for hybrid drivetrains to be offered from 2019 onwards, which suggest an even higher performance version that has been spotted undergoing testing could be one of them. (more...)
Google's new 'AMP for Email' project expands Accelerated Mobile Pages to Gmail Google's new 'AMP for Email' project expands Accelerated Mobile Pages to Gmail
- February 14, 2018

With AMP feature , Gmail will become dynamic. Yes, for now, AMP Stories would only show up when you search for specific publishers, as they aren't currently available for all and only a select publishers are a part of the developer preview program. (more...)
Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps
- February 14, 2018

The new project is called " Reply " and will only be available for Android users for now, according to Reply's sign-up form available. Smart reply offers automated replies, and like any AI-powered feature, it can be correct at times, or off the mark at various instances. (more...)
Google explains how Chrome's ad filtering will work Google explains how Chrome's ad filtering will work
- February 14, 2018

If there is a match, Chrome will block the request, preventing the ad from displaying on the page. Chrome will be basing the policies on the Better Ads Standards put in place by the Coalition for Better Ads and they will take effect in just two days. (more...)
Trump Administration To Privatise The International Space Station By 2025? Trump Administration To Privatise The International Space Station By 2025?
- February 14, 2018

The NASA document says that ending federal support of the ISS doesn't mean it will necessarily come down, as "it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements of capabilities of the ISS of a future commercial platform". (more...)
Korean Olympic shooting champ volunteering at PyeongChang 2018 Korean Olympic shooting champ volunteering at PyeongChang 2018
- February 12, 2018

It is also a loaded message that North Korea is willing to be a part of the "comity of nations" but not at the terms dictated by the US. The live show was meant to be a pared down version of the feat, with 300 drones flying at the end of the opening ceremony , but that too was scrapped. (more...)
(NASDAQ:MSFT) Position Lifted by Sunbelt Securities Inc
- February 12, 2018

While talking about Performance of the Stock, Microsoft Corporation now has a Weekly performance of -9.81%, monthly performance percentage is -3.64 percent, Quarterly performance is 0.88 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of 17.3% and Yearly Performance is 34.21 percent. (more...)

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