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(FDX) Stake Decreased by GFS Advisors LLC

(FDX) Stake Decreased by GFS Advisors LLC DUCKER MICHAEL L sold $3.38 million worth of stock. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q2. With its low price-to-sales ratio of 1.06, the company is evidently a better investment since the investors are paying a lower amount for each unit of sales. [Full Article...]

Government incentives needed to make electric vehicles affordable: RC Bhargava

Government incentives needed to make electric vehicles affordable: RC Bhargava Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) chairman RC Bhargava said affordability is a major challenge that EVs will face and for them to be successful, focus has to be on manufacturing of batteries and other components within the country to bring down cost. [Full Article...]

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is now available on iPad

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is now available on iPad Aspyr is well-known for its ports of popular games to macOS such as Rage, Prey, The Sims, and the Call of Duty franchise. If you're not looking to drop $30 (or $60) on an iPad game, though, you probably shouldn't take Aspyr up on its offer of 60 free turns. [Full Article...]

Apple admits to intentionally slowing older iPhones

Apple admits to intentionally slowing older iPhones Apple's fix appears to be throttling the CPU to prevent the phone from randomly shutting down. "If Apple can show that the slowdowns are relative to the number of cycles that a battery has - which is information that an iPhone likely tracks, since Macs do so already - then there might be some truth to their claims", said Michael Oh, chief technology officer and founder of TSP, a Boston-based Ap... [Full Article...]

This cryptocurrency founder sold all his coins. What's 'your move' bitcoin?

This cryptocurrency founder sold all his coins. What's 'your move' bitcoin? So it might be said, it is the irreconcilable circumstance for me to hold LTC and tweet about it since I have so much impact. Trading opened at $4.33 on the first day of the year. An employee of Google at the time, Lee envisioned litecoin as a cryptocurrency that would offer merchants faster transaction times. "At whatever point I tweet about Litecoin cost or even simply great or bads news , I ... [Full Article...]

Here's why life on Mars is impossible, say scientists

Here's why life on Mars is impossible, say scientists Like a punk band or a mob informant, Mars's ancient water may have gone underground as the planet's climate rapidly changed. Scientists across the world were all geared up to establish a few human colonies on Mars, while a new study has thrown cold water on all those plans. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: WWII's first DLC pack is named Resistance, lands January

Call of Duty: WWII's first DLC pack is named Resistance, lands January The theme of the DLC is based around the Resistance , as indicated by the title. Occupation , on the other hand, is actually just a remake of the Resistance map from " Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ". War Mode is "an urban rescue mission" where you'll work to rescue resistance fighters who are aboard transport trains. The expansion pack will also introduce a new narrative-driven War ... [Full Article...]

Blizzard Working on Unannounced First-Person Game That Will Feature Playable Vehicles

Blizzard Working on Unannounced First-Person Game That Will Feature Playable Vehicles That said, it sounds like it's a ways out, and given how Blizzard typically takes its time working on games, it may be a while yet before we find out what it is. The speculation that " Overwatch " will soon feature vehicles is plausible given that it is now the only game that makes use of a first-person perspective. [Full Article...]

Facebook to Integrate Universal Music Group's Music Into Its Platforms

Facebook to Integrate Universal Music Group's Music Into Its Platforms Both technology giants are battling for a bigger share of people's time, and music rights could help Facebook give users new ways to engage with its services. We have more questions, of course. What does this mean for Spotify, which has been one of Facebook's strongest partners in the music-streaming space - how will playlists and other content shared from Spotify rank in Facebook's news... [Full Article...]

Honor 9 Lite With 18:9 Display, Four Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Honor 9 Lite With 18:9 Display, Four Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications Under the hoor, Huawei's in-house octa-core Kirin 659 chipset and either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM power the Honor 9 Lite. As far as the availability is concerned, the handset is set to hit the retail shelves in China on December 26 followed by India, Russia, and the United Kingdom in the coming months. [Full Article...]

Apple could let developers release apps that work on iOS and Mac

Steven Troughton-Smith, an app developer mentioned that unifying the apps could help the iOS and macOS platforms "evolve and grow as one, and not one at the expense of the other". Dubbed "Marzipan" internally, the plan could be officially unveiled as early as WWDC 2018 this coming summer, and then become available alongside the launch of iOS 12 later in the year. [Full Article...]

Facebook found a better way to fight fake news

Facebook found a better way to fight fake news Further, Facebook says research shows that displaying a red icon to indicate fake news could actually further entrench someone's beliefs - the opposite of what the flag was created to do. Facebook will still use some other tactics it was testing: It will still use fact-checkers to determine the accuracy of articles, reduce the distribution of fake news, and send alerts to people who have shared... [Full Article...]

3GPP signs off on new 5G specification

3GPP signs off on new 5G specification The non-standalone mode revolves around enabling the enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB) use-case and anchors the connection in LTE while 5G NR carriers are used to increase data rates and take advantage of the reduced latency. Verizon and KT could have been the tip of the iceberg if other operators followed in their footsteps. With the new standards in place, chip makers can start designing the new... [Full Article...]

A Winter Solstice Ritual For Reflection & Release

A Winter Solstice Ritual For Reflection & Release Although the solstice marks the shortest day, it's usually not the coldest day of the year. The word "solstice" is Latin for " sun standing still ". You would think our temperatures will be at the coldest on the Winter Equinox but the truth is that there is a lag time in the cold. The solstice always falls between the 19th and 22nd of December. [Full Article...]

NASA May Send a Drone to Titan in 2025

NASA May Send a Drone to Titan in 2025 It'll involve sending a helicopter-like robot to the surface of Titan, one of Saturn's moons. The other option, CAESAR, a rendering of which is shown below, would fly back to a comet that the European Space Agency first explored in 2004 with its Rosetta mission. [Full Article...]

Amazon puts an end to Music storage subscriptions

Audi's is injecting a cohort of its cars with access to Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited through its nifty infotainment unit. If you're on the free plan that allows for 250 songs to be uploaded, you should be receiving an update to the Amazon Music app for PC and Mac that abandons the ability to upload new music. [Full Article...]

This Coming Thursday Is The Shortest Day Of The Year

This Coming Thursday Is The Shortest Day Of The Year On average, the coldest temperatures in Boston will be experienced from Jan. 1 to 26; in Chicago, from Jan. 17 to 20; and in Miami, from Jan. 2 to 22. The most famous solstice celebration is associated with Stonehenge , a giant stone circle constructed in England around 2500 BC at a site that had been symbolically important for about 500 years before then. [Full Article...]

Boeing reveals unmanned drone that refuels aircraft in midair

Boeing reveals unmanned drone that refuels aircraft in midair The futuristic MQ-25A "Stingray" unmanned aerial vehicle program is closing in on an important January 3, 2018, deadline, when defense firms are required to present their responses to the US Navy's request for proposals sent out in October 2017. [Full Article...]

Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power

Second-gen Samsung DDR4 runs faster and sips less power The 8Gb DDR4 RAM is claimed to have a 30 percent productivity gain over its predecessor, while boosting performance and efficiency levels by 10 and 15 percent respectively. Samsung doesn't say when the second-generation DRAM will be hitting the market, but it does say validation with CPU manufacturers has finished, so expect it sooner rather than later. [Full Article...]

SpaceX shows off powerful Falcon Heavy rocket ahead of first launch

SpaceX shows off powerful Falcon Heavy rocket ahead of first launch The Falcon Heavy is nearly complete by the looks of the photos Musk shared in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. SpaceX also plans for the Falcon Heavy to be able to carry 37,000 pounds all the way to Mars eventually. "Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent". [Full Article...]


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