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Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know

Venus Jupiter conjunction 2017 on November 13, all you need to know The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, are due to rise within 0.3 degrees of each other and will "snuggle" close to each other in the morning. The phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye itself but if you want to have a clearer view for yourself, it's probably best to use use a telescope or binoculars. [Full Article...]

IPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask

IPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask Resource Bloomberg reported that some of the features flagship smartphone Apple iPhone X will be inherited by the tablet PC iPad next generation. The new technology has passed nearly all the security tests with flying colours; until a security firm called Bkav allegedly created a mask to beat the FaceID. [Full Article...]

Top figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu injures ankle, won't compete at NHK Trophy

Top figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu injures ankle, won't compete at NHK Trophy Carolina Kostner of Italy was next with 74.57 points, followed by Polina Tsurskaya of Russian Federation with 70.04. The ice dance competition will be headlined by three-time and reigning world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won their seventh Skate Canada title last month with a record score and will be the clear favorites in Osaka. [Full Article...]

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.04 EPS

Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Sangamo Therapeutics by 4.9% during the second quarter. Piper Jaffray Cos. cut shares of Sangamo BioSciences from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $9.00 to $5.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. [Full Article...]

Padmavati: SC dismisses plea against film's release

Padmavati: SC dismisses plea against film's release Gupta also said he had written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asking him to take cognisance into the matter. " Padmavati " is slated to release on December 1, and there is a brouhaha over it as various organisations have been targeting the filmmaker for distortion of history in the movie, touted as a "historical drama". [Full Article...]

New 'Harry Potter' Games Arriving Soon on Consoles and on Mobile

New 'Harry Potter' Games Arriving Soon on Consoles and on Mobile Interactive Entertainment, which revealed that the " Harry Potter: Wizards Unite " was just one of the games that would be released under the Portkey Games. Some of the previous games featuring the franchise include the eight movie tie-in games from EA, as well as Warner Bros.' Lego Harry Potter series, among others. [Full Article...]

NASA confirms Supervolcano in Antarctica waiting to erupt any time

NASA confirms Supervolcano in Antarctica waiting to erupt any time Usually, magma nears the surface only at the edges of tectonic plates. Marie Byrd Land is part of the bulging "elbow" leading to the Antarctic Peninsula, left center. Researchers don't have probes under the ice, but they can detect the activity thanks to careful measurements of the rise and fall of the surface from NASA's ICESat satellite and IceBridge flyover missions. [Full Article...]

EA Purchasing Respawn Entertainment

Respawn and EA have multiple projects now in development, including a new Titanfall title, a game in the Star Wars universe, and a VR gaming experience. Historically, tying bonuses to Metacritic scores has not turned out so well for some development studios in the past. "We intend to deliver to our fans everything and more than we did in the past". [Full Article...]

Orbital ATK CRS-8 Prelaunch Mission Status Briefing

Orbital ATK CRS-8 Prelaunch Mission Status Briefing All systems were "green" for launch until a plane was spotted violating the launch zone, forcing a NASA mission controller to call "abort, abort, abort" and dashing hopes at the space agency and at Orbital ATK , where engineers and technicians had been working all night to prepare for it. [Full Article...]

Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) Price Target Raised to $28.00

Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA) Price Target Raised to $28.00 The firm owned 687,728 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 27,500 shares during the period. Liberty shares have climbed 62 percent since the beginning of the year. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.50, for a total value of $12,644,605.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,625,007 shares of company s... [Full Article...]

South Park: Phone Destroyer is out right now on Android

South Park: Phone Destroyer is out right now on Android Phone Destroyer , now out on iOS and Android , is a card-based combat game in which players summon South Park characters. Much like the last two console and PC RPGs set in the South Park universe, the game puts you in the shoes of "a new kid" in town that joins Cartman and co.in one of their elaborate plays, cowboys versus Indians in this case. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Wants To Ship Nearly 50 Million Switch Systems By April 2019

Nintendo Wants To Ship Nearly 50 Million Switch Systems By April 2019 That's more than predecessor Wii U sold in its entire life to date, but apparently even that torrent pace is too slow to meet the kind of future demand Nintendo is expecting. It now looks like holiday season sales for Nintendo Switch ( Amazon, $299.99 ) could catch up to the Wii figures. Nomura Securities analyst Junko Yamamura, the outlet says, predicts the console will sell "115.8 million unit... [Full Article...]

Google reported in talks to acquire Mumbai-based Just Dial

Google reported in talks to acquire Mumbai-based Just Dial At 12.11, the scrip traded at Rs 492.25 (against the day's high of Rs 549), only 7.22% higher than the previous session's closing on BSE. Shares of local search engine Just Dial on Friday rose 20 percent to hit Rs 549.85 after the Business Standard reported that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Chinese search-engine Sogou's IPO priced at $13/ADS

Chinese search-engine Sogou's IPO priced at $13/ADS Sogou has said in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to use proceeds from the $585-million IPO for research and development, sales and marketing, and general corporate purposes. Beijing-based Sogou, which competes with Baidu and Alibaba's UCWeb, reported net income of $66.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, compared with $45.4 million for the sam... [Full Article...]

European Union says progress in next 2 weeks is key

European Union says progress in next 2 weeks is key European Union leaders will be meeting on the 14 and 15 December as part of the council summit, but numerous deals and agreements announced there will be agreed several weeks in advance, meaning Britain too will need to reach a decision soon on what concessions it is willing to make. [Full Article...]

Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside Of CMA Awards In Nashville

Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside Of CMA Awards In Nashville When asked about Trump, Simpson didn't hold back, calling the president "a fascist f*****g pig", and added, "I'm not afraid to say that, because at this point, anybody that's still supporting that guy can't be anything, in my mind, other than an ignorant f*****g bigot". [Full Article...]

Mobile more than doubles its gigabit LTE availability

Mobile more than doubles its gigabit LTE availability T-Mobile says it's using this "trifecta" so T-Mobile customers with compatible devices could get Gigabit Class LTE download speeds in those 430 markets. Things kicked off past year when Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, the first commercially announced modem to support Gigabit class LTE speeds. [Full Article...]

Microsoft claims high initial demand for Xbox One X

Microsoft claims high initial demand for Xbox One X NX Gamer , who's been following the game's Xbox One framerates since launch, created a video demonstrating how the faster hardware affected the unpatched game. Remember last week when we nudged both Activision and Bungie on their inability to answer why the Xbox One X review units came packed with Destiny 2 ? With memory space becoming an increasing issue among both Xbox One X and PlayStatio... [Full Article...]

Global 2022: The Qatar milled on the issue of immigrant workers

The FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board is composed of representatives of worldwide organisations, human rights groups and trade unions. The Human Rights Advisory Board, which was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA's human rights responsibilities, published its first report today. [Full Article...]

Niantic announces Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, its next augmented reality game

Niantic announces Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, its next augmented reality game A website has already been created for the upcoming game, but further details isn't expected to be released until sometime in 2018, according to The Verge . Niantic will also need to bring all the augmented reality ideas it used in its previous games to the Harry Potter franchise in a way that connects with players. [Full Article...]


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