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Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), JD.com, Inc. (JD)

Guardian Life Insurance Of America reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) on Thursday, September 7 with "Hold" rating. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a current ratio of 2.25. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Friday, August 4 with "Buy".

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Facebook brings more AR features to Messenger

The Facebook AR Studio is the company's next way of targeting Snapchat via products that are essentially clones of features created by a company few see as being a real threat. World Effects technology enables you to drop 3D objects into your surroundings to capture and share fun moments with your family and friends. "Currently, Facebook says there's support for a heart, arrow, and robot, while there are bubbles and words that read "love", 'bae", "heart", and "miss you".

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Galaxy S9 Planning a More Secure Iris Scanner

They are typically a mid-range phone with some decent specs but rarely have the design of their flagships. Since late-2016 to September 2017, rumours were rife that Samsung and Apple were in a closely fought race to launch new phones with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

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Capture the most picturesque event of the year tonight : Geminid Meteor Shower

Folks not able to watch the meteor shower on Wednesday night can go outside on Tuesday night or Thursday night to try to spot a few meteors, but there will not be as many as Wednesday night. Comets are chunks of ice with a lot of dust and when they come close to the sun during their orbit the ice melts and the dust and rocks are left behind along the orbit of the comet.

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Juno data offers new insights into Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The spacecraft is nearing the end of its initial mission timeframe, but as its hardware appears to still be in great shape, it's likely that it will get a new lease on life with extended mission goals to follow. Yet to be explained are hints that there's a high-energy ion population in Jupiter's "relativistic electron radiation belt", detected as high noise signatures in images from the probe's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU-1).

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Apple turns on app preorders in App Store

The new feature offers pre-order for up to 90-days before the launch . weMessage is a new app for Android that claims to bring iMessage to non-Apple devices by using your Mac as a sort of middle-man between the iPhone and the Android phone.

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Donald Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

It is believed that NASA has received full backing from President Trump and his White House representatives who are hoping that the future mission will provide a long term exploration which will ultimately give them further details of the moon's surface and it's potential use.

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Overwatch: Every Winter Wonderland 2017 Event Skin

Usually, they'll feature snow-themed maps, loot, and special game modes in a limited-time event. In an article written by Dave Thier of Forbes , he confirmed via Blizzard developer Jeff Kaplan that there will be special skins dedicated to Hanzo, Junkrat, and Roadhog in honor of the Winter Wonderland Event with six skins in total available to be earned.

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Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand

Ancient penguins were enormous and fearsome predators, according to a recent fossil find reported in the journal Nature Communications . Named formally as Kumimanu biceae , the bird is not without rivals for the title of largest penguin to ever waddle across the earth, but it has to be considered the latest front-runner.

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Birth of new island could help search for life on Mars

NASA is studying an nearly brand new island on Earth, to figure out where it might find life on Mars. When the eruption ended and ashes settled a month later, a new island had emerged, rising 400 feet above the ocean's surface. In its present state, the island is essentially a huge pile of volcanic ash and rock which is slowly eroding into the ocean from which it was born.

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Now You Can Follow Hashtags on Instagram #sidtech

It's for this very reason that I jumped for joy when I found out that as of December 12, Instagram users will no longer be limited to following people and places - you now have the power to follow hashtags , too. To get started, search for a topic you're interested in or tap on a hashtag from any post. I feel like being able to follow hashtags will transform the Instagram feed for a lot of users.

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Is This Interstellar Asteroid an Alien Spacecraft?

The team will use the Green Bank radio telescope in West Virginia to study the object , which is named after the Hawaiian word for "scout" or "messenger". "It's a planetesimal with a well-baked crust that looks a lot like the tiniest worlds in our outer Solar System: a bit redder than solar, about the size of the Gherkin skyscraper in London".

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Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'

Social media giant Facebook has caved into pressure from governments and the general public and is to overhaul its tax structure. Following criticism from the EU, Facebook will change the way it pays its taxes and it will pay where the profits are earned instead of shunting them through an Irish subsidiary.

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Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch

Carrying forward the design language of Nokia 7 , this device will also be donning reduced bezels . This would mean that the capacitive touch button would be removed in favour of the on-screen navigation buttons. Meanwhile, HMD Global is also gearing up to launch the Nokia 9 . Today, we have images of the upcoming smartphone too. Nokia 6 smartphone was launched in January 2017.

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Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Although the price has not been disclosed, Techcrunch has quoted sources who estimate the deal to be worth around $400 million. "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple ", an Apple spokesperson told The Verge .

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Geminid meteor to display this Wednesday

It is an early foreshadowing of the Geminid Meteor shower , which will peak December 13-14. Perhaps you've already seen a bright meteor flare over the December sky? What turns into an wonderful show of the skies, the Geminid Meteor Shower originates from a rocky asteroid called 3200 Phaethon .

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Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones

The latest innovation from the Synaptic nearly solves the fundamental problem of the 2017 smartphone with narrow bezels with no place to place the fingerprint scanner. It would also work with wet, dry, and cold fingers. Get ready for even better integrated fingerprint sensors, with this breakthrough announcement from Synaptics.

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Welp, We Might Be Losing Right Whales

Also, five whales were freed from fishing traps this year, but two of them have since died. NOAA estimates that there are only 450 of these whale species left in the entire world after 17 were found dead this year. There are only about 100 breeding females of the species left, say scientists, and these sea creatures are increasingly being hit by commercial fishing vessels and getting caught in fishing gear like lines and traps.

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Google Releases A Trio Of Experimental Photo Apps

Google is asking users for feedback and ideas, so you could see more practical adaptations of these apps down the line. The new applications are Storyboard which is only for Android , Selfissimo! which is both for Android and iOS , and Scrubbies which is exclusively for iOS .

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PUBG Xbox One Release Time Revealed: Here's When Exactly It Launches

Originally developed for the PC, PUBG has an inventory and upgrade system on top of different controls for commands that range from basic movement to vehicle control, a system that was understandably hard to convert to a controller format.

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Tech pioneers write open letter asking FCC to cancel net neutrality vote

Pai has been actively seeking to repeal the rules protecting net neutrality , which in summary, ensures that the Internet is an open platform for all users and that service providers (ISPs) are neither blocking/slowing the process of retrieving content nor charging people extra to view it.

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Fake Ethereum Wallet App Among Top Finance Apps In Apple's App Store

The app rose to the number three spot in Finance category of the App Store this weekend as part of a bitcoin frenzy that saw bitcoin exchange Coinbase top Apple's free download list in the U.S. But the imposter version of MyEtherWallet is breaking the law in many ways. Additionally, TechCrunch warns that the app requires access to all keys stored on the device it's downloaded on, which is never a good idea if you don't know the developer of an app.

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Google Doodle celebrates Nobel Prize victor Max Born's birthday

The physicist and mathematician's contribution in quantum mechanics is hard to explain in words. Max Born was one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics in the field of Physics who studies the behavior of materials in the molecular, atomic and subatomic levels.

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Huntington's disease: why scientists are so excited at 'game changing' breakthrough

Professor Tabrizi, Director of the UCL Huntington's Disease Centre said: "The results of this trial are of ground-breaking importance for Huntington's disease patients and families". Normally this contains the instructions for making a protein, called huntingtin, which is vital for brain development. "I really think this is, potentially, the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative disease in the past 50 years", said Alzheimer's researcher John Hardy about the results of the first ...

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Real Madrid to face Al Jazira in Club World Cup semi-finals

Since 2010, they have also won three editions of the UAE President's Cup. Al-Jazira set up a FIFA Club World Cup semifinal against European champions Real Madrid as they beat Urawa Red Diamonds 1-0 in Abu Dhabi. However, Madrid are clear favourites to triumph and bring another trophy back to the Santiago Bernabeu, where they will have the opportunity to show it off in front of Barcelona before the year is out, with the December 23 Clasico fast approaching.

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Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode

You can see estimated travel, commute time, or walk duration. Basically, one does not have to go to Maps anymore to get their update . Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey.

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NASA's Kepler space telescope uses Google AI for latest discovery

Very few details have been revealed about the briefing this week, which will take place via teleconference on at 1:00pm ET (6:00pm GMT). The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered thousands of exoplanets. After the fix, Kepler started its K2 mission in 2014, which has provided an ecliptic field of view with greater opportunities for Earth-based observatories in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Leaked document confirms Samsung Galaxy S9's design and pricing

The most recent speculations suggest that the Galaxy S9 would come with smaller bezels, especially at the bottom. One of the biggest alterations coming to the new flagship will be an increased screen-to-body ratio which could reach up to 90 per cent.

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Six New Street Fighter 5 Characters Revealed For Season 3 Of Content

Following Sakura, Blanka, new character Falke, Cody, new character G and Sagat will join the roster. The two new characters, meanwhile, are G-a presidential-looking bearded man sporting a rather large tophat-and Falke, a new female fighter who looks to be closely connected to Ed.

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'Time is of the essence,' United Nations official says after North Korea visit

The presence of the latest American stealth fighters-the F-22 Raptors-as well as other hi-tech aircraft such as the F-35 underscore the goal of the drills-a rehearsal for all-out war against North Korea. Speculation is rising in South Korea that the Kim Jong Un regime may have asked a senior United Nations official to ease sanctions against the country, as Jeffrey Feltman concluded his four-day visit to Pyongyang.

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Emails appear to show follow-up to 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Trump Jr . has said he ended the meeting after the Russian lawyer offered nothing of outcome and began to talk about a law halting the adoption of Russian children. refused to provide details and invoked attorney-client privilege because of the presence of attorneys during the exchange with his father, according to California representative Adam Schiff .

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Bethesda Vows to Save The Single-Player Gamer at The Game Awards

But in recent years, with multiplayer on the rise, single-player games have become fewer in number. Specifically, single-player gaming, and the need for more of it. But never fear! Bethesda is here to help. As such, players will be able to purchase all of Bethesda's latest single-player games at attractive prices.

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Announced budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus

Following the smartphone market trend for bezel-less edge-to-edge display, Xiaomi too have got a 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 full-screen display in Redmi 5 and a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 full-screen display in Redmi 5 Plus smartphone. The company is also touting the inclusion of its Beautify 3.0 app, for improved portraits. As for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus it comes with slightly better specifications and is priced at 999 Yuan (approximately Rs 9,500) for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB combo and 1299 Yuan for the ...

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Amazon Launches 'Unlimited' Music Streaming Service, Echo in 28 More Countries

The merger of the two teams was the first step towards the creation of an entirely new service to cater to the music-centric chunk of users. Previously, Google introduced audio-only streaming service Google Play Music in 2011 and YouTube Music Key in 2014, which was later morphed into YouTube Red in 2016.


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