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Google Withdraws its Support for Chrome Versions 53 and Lower

The tech giant Google made a recent announcement that starting from the 8 of February, it is withdrawing its support for systems using Chrome 53 and lower builds. Also, users will not have access to new features and bug-fixes of latest updates. The email client is supposed to continue its rein till the end of the year.

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Awesome video footage of a new kind of 'gel' robot

And when it comes to materials, the high water content of hydrogels make them a suitable candidate for use in the human body. When the researchers pumped water into them, they quickly inflate in ways that enable them to curl up or stretch out .

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WhatsApp's new feature tells your boss where you are

WhatsApp has not confirmed these features and it is unclear when they will be rolled out. A double tick indicates a message has been delivered (possibly with a notification) but not read, and it's unlikely WhatsApp users will be able to revoke these messages if they've generated a notification on a recipient device.

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Google, Apple, Facebook Condemn Donald Trump's Visa Ban on Islamic Nations

Last Monday, Amazon and Expedia submitted their declaration of support for the suit filed by the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Trump's anti-immigrant order. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk conveyed in his tweet that the blanket entry ban is not the best way to address the country's challenges. Some have noted that Apple founder Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian immigrant, and that other world-changing tech companies were founded by or are now led by first- and ...

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GM, Honda team up on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president, and CEO of Honda North America mentioned in a press release: "Over the past three years, engineers from Honda and GM have been working as one team, with each company providing know-how from its unique expertise to create a compact and low-priced next-generation fuel cell system".

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Nexus 5X gets a handy Google Pixel feature with Android 7.1.2

The only information we have so far about Android 7.1.2, is that it is doing augmentation maintenance release centered on enhancements. According to the company, users who are enrolled in its Android Beta Program can already update their phones with the new OS.

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Watch President Donald Trump Announce Supreme Court Nominee Live

The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of numerous most sensitive issues of American life and law - from abortion and gender issues to gun control. He has taken strong positions on religious freedoms. Should Gorsuch be confirmed, the conservatives would have the upper hand. He once worked at the Supreme Court as a law clerk. It will proceed as it has since Justice Scalia's death, with just eight of the nine seats filled.

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Samsung Pay Mini For Android Sees Official Announcement in South Korea

The manufacturer has just made it official that its so-called Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in the country some time this quarter, and it will be made available to practically any Android phone running a relatively modern version of the OS.

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Nintendo Switch's online service could cost under S$40 a year

If it actually is, this means that it'll cost less than half of what PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold costs. The only major difference on how it works on the Switch however is that users will have to do it through a smartphone app, according to ArsTechnica .

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Budget 2017: Experts expect major thrust on real estate, infrastructure

Experts had consistently been demanding the government to allot "industry status" to real estate sector as well. Additionally, the government has taken into considerations that these are generally larger projects and take longer to complete and thus has increased the time line of project to 5 years from 3 years.

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Mortgage Rates Unchanged, As the Federal Reserve Steps on a New Tightrope

The average 30-year mortgage rate fell 1 basis point to 4.04% on Wednesday, which equates to a $479.72 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed (a basis point equals one hundredth of a percentage point). It's game on as we wait for Friday's employment-situation report for last month, which will provide some crucial data to try to gauge the actual economic impact of those "animal spirits".

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The Pressure Is Off With Super Mario Run's New Easy Mode

The latest analyst report suggests that Pokemon Go has made $1 billion in revenue since it was launched in July 2016. So far things are looking good for Super Mario Run. The game is yet to be released on Android. This means that an even more increased revenue can be expected for the company. And now it has become clear just how big this has proved for everyone who owns a share of the game.

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OnePlus, Meizu allegedly tweaked benchmark results for high performance

Interestingly, OnePlus confirmed the report and said the benchmark scores were a feature within OxygenOS, the company's take on Android, to help games and resource-intensive apps perform better. Immediately upon opening the app, the difference was clear. However, there have been reports previously which shows that few manufacturers have tried to fool these apps by throttling their CPU's performance when it is detected.

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Du Plessis and Miller hit centuries, South Africa score 307

Though South Africa's batting innings started on shaky ground with openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock failing to stamp their authority on proceedings with low scores of 15 and 17 respectively‚ Faf du Plessis and David Miller arrived at the scene to fix the damage.

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Facebook's Q4 Earnings Beat Driven By Strong Mobile Performance

Notably, the company's mobile advertising revenue now accounts for 84% of total revenue , up four percentage points year over year. The social networking giant emphatically reminded everyone of this during its fourth-quarter earnings call, via its 2017 spending guidance.

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Apple is preparing an updated MacBook Pro for later this year

The new chip has been in development since a year ago and is based on the proprietary silicon Apple debuted to power its innovative Touch Bar on the latest, according to sources speaking with Bloomberg . Using an ARM-based chip to power the main functions of a laptop or desktop would be a first for Apple, though the company has been making its own processors for iPhones and iPads for several years.

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Trump puts USA food, farm companies on edge over Mexico trade

The future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a deal under negotiations between the European Union and the USA, also seems bleak, after Trump has suggested that the agreement would not be implemented during his presidency.

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Instagram finally has a solution for feed-clogging multiple posts

Instagram is set to make its photo-sharing tools a little (or a lot) more like Facebook. What kind of feature are we talking about exactly? It's not clear what the final post would look like in the app's feed, as the beta doesn't allow you to actually share such a post, but presumably it would look like the app's "carousel" ads that allow you to swipe through multiple photos.

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LittleBigPlanet 3, Not A Hero Come To PlayStation Plus For February

It is also said that the lineup may include two PS4 exclusives: Nier Automata from Platinum Games and Nioh from the developers of Ninja Gaiden. In addition to that, the games Ninja Senki DX and TorqueL are available for cross-play between the Playstation Vita and the Playstation 3.

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Apple's sales surge past analyst expectations

The global smartphone market recovered slightly due to stronger demand in China and Africa and grew 3 per cent from a year ago to 1.49 billion in 2016. Strategy Analytics notes that Samsung's fourth-quarter shipments were down 3.8 million year-over-year, which the firm attributed to the Galaxy Note 7 battery controversy.

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Oculus ordered to pay $500 million after lawsuit loss

A Texas jury awarded ZeniMax $500 million United States dollars after finding Oculus founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a non-disclosure agreement he signed. Carmack did admit to having copied emails (and source code) from his time at ZeniMax but claimed he wrote new code while at Oculus. The case included an appearance by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who testified Facebook spent as much as $3 billion on Oculus VR, rather than the $2 billion announced in 2014.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCAU) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc

Evercore ISI raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. from a sell rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, November 28th. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCAU) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc." was reported by Community Financial News and is the property of of Community Financial News. US auto industry sales have increased for six consecutive years as the industry continues to enjoy a vehicle buying environment that is supported by relatively low gas prices, low interest rates and ...

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Bioware tease new IP; expected by mid

The mystery game could "fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title", he elaborated, a statement that can be dismissed as bullish executive talk or seen as the sort of chat of the type that preceded the launch of Activision's hugely impactful action franchise "Destiny" in 2014.

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) Stake Raised by Advisors Capital Management LLC

Citigroup began new coverage on NXP Semiconductors N.V. giving the company a "neutral" rating . As such, institutional turnover in stocks is very low, because they invested a tremendous amount of time, money and other recourses to research a company and make an investment in it.

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Android 7.1.2 Public Beta has arrived for Pixel devices

Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google , in a blogpost said Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements. This public beta release is Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved on supported devices. Google has released the list of device that will get the upcoming update. What is New in Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update? There's also VR Mode in Android and a new JIT/AOT compiler .

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Oclaro, Inc.'s (OCLR)

It is predicted to add 8% on day 1 and jump 12% on day 7 after the company reports upcoming earnings. The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.2. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.04/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 40%. In other news, insider Thomas Gordon Beck Mason sold 7,566 shares of Oclaro stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 13th.

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Moto G5 And Moto G5 Play Specifications Surface Yet Again

Following the earlier Moto G5 and G5 play specs leaks by the Brazilian retailer's listing and the FCC listing, recent leaks have almost confirmed the previously leaked specs. The main camera should have 13MP, while the selfie cam will have 5MP. The leak also revealed that the phone will have dual sim support, as well as NFC and Android Pay.

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Earnings Forecast Research on Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. (ESES)

In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was -30.20% and return on equity ratio was -68.10% while its return on investment ratio was -21.80%. The median estimate represents a +196.30% increase from the last price of 1.35. EPS growth in past five years was -43.00%. The number of shares now owned by investors are 14.44 mln.

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Hybrids, EVs Earn Strong IIHS Safety Marks

To qualify for Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five crashworthiness evaluations - small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints - and have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

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Brokers Recommendations on: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

Growth Estimate for Verizon Communications Inc. In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 8 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 2 and 0, respectively. 01/27/2017 - Juniper Networks, Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Company. The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 6.7%.

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Trump's Thursday visit to Milwaukee canceled

No reason was given for the cancellation. Millions demonstrated across the globe in a series of women's marches the day after Trump was sworn in, and this past weekend thousands more protested at the nation's biggest worldwide airports after the president's executive order restricting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S.

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Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus Launching At MWC Next Month

We first heard of Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus in September a year ago when its specifications and press images were leaked online, now the alleged Tab3 8 Plus tablet with model number "TB-8703F" has been spotted on Geekbench website revealing few of its specifications.

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End of mobile roaming charges: deal on lower wholesale price caps

It was long seen as an impediment to creating a seamless market among the member states. The agreement still needs to formal approval by the Industry Committee, the European Parliament as a whole and national ministers before entering into force.

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Chancellor Merkel and President Trump discuss conflicts, importance of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The Associated Press reported Merkel raised his responsibilities, citing the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention that calls on signatories to take in people fleeing war, Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said. French President Francois Hollande has called on European leaders to give a " firm " response to Donald Trump, whose first steps as the USA president have raised concerns among some of America's allies in Europe.

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Maruti Suzuki domestic sales up by 25.9% in January 2017

Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday reported a surge of 27.10 per cent in its monthly sales for last month. The company's domestic sales stood at 1,33,934 units, up 25.9 per cent from 1,06,383 in January past year, MSI said in a statement.


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