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Aadhaar Payment App Will Make You Forget Plastic Cards And PIN Aadhaar Payment App Will Make You Forget Plastic Cards And PIN
- December 27, 2016

Besides the Aadhaar Payment app, many Central and state government offices have enabled biometric attendance system for employees attendance. While the USSD solution on offer for mobile payments using feature phones is quite cumbersome, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is working on an easier solution to allow the 350 million feature-phone owners easier access to mobile phone payments. (more...)
TCL promises an TCL promises an "evolutionary first" with the new BlackBerry devices at CES
- December 27, 2016

Incase you didn't know, TCL is now the exclusive global manufacturer and distributor for BlackBerry branded smartphones. The latest leaked images also show a QWERTY keyboard which was an original with the BlackBerry phones. The BlackBerry Priv was okay in terms of success, although it never really made it big time. According to a Chinese website, the BlackBerry Mercury comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard. (more...)
Palestine's Hamas lauds, Israel rejects United Nations vote against settlements Palestine's Hamas lauds, Israel rejects United Nations vote against settlements
- December 26, 2016

The United States has delivered a blow to its relations with Israel after abstaining in a vote that allowed the UN security council to demand an end to Israeli settlements. US President-elect Donald Trump took the extraordinary step of personally intervening in the matter before taking office. A statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations and will not abide by its terms". (more...)
Carrie Fisher in Critical Condition After Heart Attack
- December 26, 2016

She reprised her Princess Leia role in two sequels and returned past year in Disney's reboot of the franchise, " The Force Awakens ", appearing as the more matronly General Leia Organa, leader of the Resistance movement fighting the evil First Order. (more...)
UK Scientists Stumble on "Jet Stream" Within Earth's Molten Iron Core
- December 24, 2016

It is hoped that the swarm satellites' data may reveal why Earth's magnetic field has weakened amidst speculation that a polarity reversal is on cards with the North Pole becoming South and South becoming North. This iron jet has likely been circling the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, yet we just discovered its existence. "We know more about the Sun than Earth's core because the Sun is not hidden from us by 3000 km of rock". (more...)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU)
- December 24, 2016

The number of times the company missed analysts' estimates is 0. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.66 and $0.21 respectively. EPS growth in past five years was 49.41% while EPS growth in next five years is projected to arrive at 15.42%. Stock monthly performance is recorded as 16.34% while its performance in last 5 sessions is 1.15%. (more...)
Uber to test self-driving cars in Arizona after California roadblock Uber to test self-driving cars in Arizona after California roadblock
- December 23, 2016

But because Uber did not satisfy the DMV's requirements, it revoked the registration for Uber's self-driving vehicles . The move came after a tumultuous week that included Uber launching its self-driving pilot program in San Francisco with much fanfare, then proclaiming that the cars weren't actually self-driving cars once the DMV raised objections. (more...)
CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE) CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX), Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)
- December 23, 2016

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Energy Transfer Equity LP have a median target of 20.00, with a high estimate of 23.00 and a low estimate of 15.00. The correct version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2016/12/21/cypress-energy-partners-lp-celp-lowered-to-neutral-at-janney-montgomery-scott.html. (more...)
China: Principal suspended for organising outdoor exam in smog
- December 23, 2016

However, a series of photos which have surfaced online, show students sitting or kneeling in front of tiny desks on a sports oval while answering questions about maths, English, Chinese and science while cloaked in a smoky haze. He admitted to having been told of the government order to suspend classes, but had school staff organise the mass exam anyway. Smoggy skies turned clear in parts of China Thursday after almost a full week of severe pollution which saw scores of flights cancelled ... (more...)
Apple Store Sells Refurbished Apple Watches
- December 23, 2016

The shop includes both the aluminum and stainless steel versions of the Apple Watch, in either 38 or 42 mm size options, which also include sport bands with a wide variety of colors. That's about a $40 discount from buying a new one . Unfortunately, fans who want to get their hands on those luxurious Apple Watch Edition models still won't be getting them cheap. (more...)
The CIBC Asset Management Inc Sold shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) The CIBC Asset Management Inc Sold shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)
- December 22, 2016

Pacific Inv Mngmt Co accumulated 0.05% or 1,035 shares. Dock Street Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Tesla Motors by 90.4% in the third quarter. The stock of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is a huge mover today! If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark laws. (more...)
CERN scientists' breakthrough experiment helps unravel mysteries of antimatter
- December 22, 2016

A matter is usually made of Atoms. In any neutral atom the protons and electrons balance out. "Hydrogen is the most basic atom that we've been studying for about 200 years - we know everything about hydrogen ". Such transitions happen in nature all the time; they are the reason we see light from neon signs and why lightning glows. Atoms have electrons flying around a nucleus. (more...)
Facebook misled during investigation of WhatsApp deal Facebook misled during investigation of WhatsApp deal
- December 22, 2016

Facebook is being asked to respond by 31 January 2017. Contrary to Facebook's statement, the Commission holds that they were already aware of the technical possibility of automatically matching Facebook users' IDs with WhatsApp users' IDs during the merger review. (more...)
Salvation Army volunteers hand out bags of Christmas joy Salvation Army volunteers hand out bags of Christmas joy
- December 22, 2016

Each family will receive a toy and clothing for each child, a turkey and gift certificates for food from a local grocery store. He said one of his students, eighth-grader Gabrielle Green, said during Thanksgiving that it must be hard to ask for help, and that statement left a mark on Cullen. (more...)
Hawai'i to Receive Over $11 Million to Help Homeless
- December 22, 2016

The awards have nothing to do with Clinton, but they do indicate that homelessness is more of a problem in blue states, some of them large and some of them small. Since 2010, Guam communities reported a 34-percent decrease in homelessness, as well as a 36-percent decrease in veteran homelessness. Each year, it's estimated that more than 1 million people experiencing homelessness are provided emergency, transitional and permanent housing. (more...)
Blackberry invests in driverless cars
- December 21, 2016

While BBRY's tablet aspirations were quickly crushed, and its smartphone business died a slow death , QNX turned out to have been a prescient acquisition. If you find anything in DC VELOCITY you feel is inaccurate or warrants further explanation, please?Subject=Feedback -: " BlackBerry develops software for self-driving cars" contact Chief Editor David Maloney. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg's home AI includes an automated t-shirt cannon Mark Zuckerberg's home AI includes an automated t-shirt cannon
- December 21, 2016

We see Zuckerberg wake up and address his helpful new friend, who is voiced by Morgan Freeman. It's been a terrible year for Facebook and the world, but that hasn't stopped Mark Zuckerberg from sending a saccharine digital Christmas (sorry, non-denominational holiday season) card, in the form of a two-minute video, showcasing his flawless life. (more...)
Apollo House occupiers agree to meet owners Apollo House occupiers agree to meet owners
- December 21, 2016

As a thank you, Hansard hosted a singalong outside the building this lunchtime, leading the assembled crowd in a huge chorus of The Auld Triangle. Apollo House was seize by activists in a bid to end homelessness. Their barrister said there were enough facilities available for the number of homeless people in Dublin at the moment, according to Dublin City Council. (more...)
Orcas caught on drone video eating shark off California coast
- December 21, 2016

As for the killer whales caught in the action, they are commonly referred to as offshore killer whales . The stunning aerial footage includes at least 25 whales, including a couple calves, as they feed on a sevengill shark . Marine biologist Katlyn Taylor says that the shark seemed to be a sevengill shark. Alisa Schulman-Janiger, a whale researcher who was with Martin, said there were 10-15 offshore killer whales in the group, but that smaller sub-groups were spread out over a large ... (more...)
Three injured in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich
- December 20, 2016

Authorities said the shooter wasn't immediately captured and it wasn't clear whether the Islamic center was the intended target. The police said they would provide more information when possible. Police confirmed an operation was underway in a street close to the city's main train station. Three police vehicles and one ambulance were at the scene shortly before 7pm (5.50pm GMT), while one ambulance had just driven away, a Reuters witness said. (more...)
Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara shooting Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara shooting
- December 20, 2016

But Erdogan has spearheaded a rapprochement with Russian Federation in recent months and the two countries had been working closely to remove civilians from war-torn Aleppo. Russian Federation claims it is bombing legitimate targets held by ISIS and the other "terrorists" who are fighting to topple Assad. If the attack on the Russian ambassador was, in fact, an angry response to Moscow's involvement in the retaking of Aleppo, it would be a violent aberration of recent anti-Russia protests at ... (more...)
Firefighters Contain Blaze at Seattle Zoo, Animals Evacuated
- December 19, 2016

The two primary events or exposures resulting in fatal occupational injuries to firefighters... were fires (36 percent) and transportation incidents (29 percent). Of the four Indochinese box turtles, two males were 16 years old; one male was 4 years old and the youngest, of undetermined sex, was 2 years old. Allianic says officials were evacuating reptiles in an adjacent building due to the smoke. (more...)
7.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat over 7.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat over
- December 19, 2016

He got to know about the quake after two hours via social media. SYDNEY (AP) - A powerful natural disaster struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the Pacific island nation. (more...)
'Ghost shark' caught on camera for first time in Northern Hemisphere
- December 19, 2016

The real video was taken in 2009 however was just as of late discharged by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute , alongside a paper by scientist Lonny Lundsten and his associates at the foundation. The pointy-nosed blue chimaera was first discovered by researcher Dominique Didier Dagit in 2002, in the deep waters around Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. (more...)
Brazilian scientists discover a planet-swallowing 'Death Star,' analogous to Sun Brazilian scientists discover a planet-swallowing 'Death Star,' analogous to Sun
- December 19, 2016

Taking the statement further, Bean added: "the discovery made by our team is pointing out towards the vicious histories of some planets that might be common for the terrestrial systems, including Earth's too". The most recent discovery, which still needs confirmation, includes two planet candidates-a super Neptune and a super Earth. The star known as HIP68468 is one of those stars. (more...)