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Alibaba takes action over counterfeit Swarovski sellers Alibaba takes action over counterfeit Swarovski sellers
- January 06, 2017

In a statement emailed Wednesday to Retail Dive, Alibaba Group said it has filed a lawsuit against two watch sellers on its Taobao marketplace, alleging sales of fake Swarovski watches and claiming RMB 1.4 million (about $2 million U.S.) in damages for "contract and goodwill violations". (more...)
Vine will shut down on January 17 Vine will shut down on January 17
- January 06, 2017

While Vine has not proved fruitful for Twitter, it has confirmed that it will retain the looping functionality on its site for any videos uploaded from the Vine Camera app that are under six seconds in length. Vine Camera would allow you to either save the Vines to the phone's memory or post them on Twitter , but it won't allow you to download the Vines . (more...)
NASA announces two new missions to study the early solar system
- January 06, 2017

From 2027 to 2033, it will explore the Trojan asteroids. Lucy , a robotic spacecraft, is scheduled for an October 2021 launch. Trojans roughly share the same orbit as Jupiter and are held in place by the giant planet's gravity. This asteroid is likely a survivor of a violent hit-and-run with another object that stripped off the outer, rocky layers of a protoplanet. "This is the only way humans will ever visit a core", said principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State ... (more...)
Huawei Honor 6X is a strong punch to the budget phone market Huawei Honor 6X is a strong punch to the budget phone market
- January 05, 2017

The Honor 6X looks "curvier" than the 5X from these angles. The Honor 6X comes in gold, silver, and gray. Apps are neatly stacked across multiple screens on EMUI. All you have to do (aside from ordering before midnight) is add one to your cart, then in your cart click the big blue button that says you can get an "xtraordinary price". (more...)
Euro zone bond yields fall as inflation shock subsides Euro zone bond yields fall as inflation shock subsides
- January 05, 2017

The factor that held inflation down was non-energy industrial goods, the prices of which rose only 0.3 percent year-on-year, the same as in the four previous months. Elsewhere, France's inflation increased slightly to 0.8% from 0.7% in November. The yield shed 1 bps of that rise to 3.93 percent on Wednesday. Capital Economics analyst Jennifer McKeown said she now expected a sharper increase to around 1.2 percent. (more...)
BMW, Intel, Mobileye pledge self-driving fleet by end 2017 BMW, Intel, Mobileye pledge self-driving fleet by end 2017
- January 05, 2017

German automaker BMW , Intel , and Mobileye announced that a fleet of about 40 autonomous BMW cars using Intel GO tools will be on the road by the end of 2017. It will also work with BMW to to establish a "driving policy", or algorithms that establish an artificial intelligence system that's "required to safely negotiate complex driving situations". (more...)
Dylann Roof trial read more Dylann Roof trial read more
- January 05, 2017

The widow of the pastor who was among the nine people killed by white supremacist Dylann Roof at a historic black church in SC told a federal jury on Wednesday she heard the gunman say during the hate-fueled rampage that he was not insane. Roof has vehemently opposed any such defense, and even wrote in a journal found his auto just after the June 2015 shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that he is "morally opposed to psychology" because "it is a Jewish invention, and ... (more...)
Battery production starts at the Gigafactory Battery production starts at the Gigafactory
- January 05, 2017

The cells will be used to power Tesla's electricity storage products and its Model 3. The Powerwall 2 is a battery for homes created to store energy generated by solar panels. It is estimated that the gigafactory will employ 6,500 workers at peak production. It cited missed shipping cut-offs and also production challenges caused by the shift to Tesla HW2 sensor packages in Model X and S vehicles, which changes the sensor and on-board computing load out to pave the way for eventual ... (more...)
Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant after Trump criticizes GM's Mexican operations Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant after Trump criticizes GM's Mexican operations
- January 04, 2017

The automaker also said it is canceling plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but confirmed that the next-generation of its Focus compact will be produced at its Hermosillo, Mexico factory. "We are seeing the drive toward the next chapter of the state's legendary automotive history shift into a higher gear with Ford's announcement", Snyder said. (more...)
LG Takes Aim At Samsung With New 'Quantum Dot-Beating' TV Technology LG Takes Aim At Samsung With New 'Quantum Dot-Beating' TV Technology
- January 04, 2017

LG's new Super UHD range of 4K TVs feature Nano Cell technology which sees uniformly-sized particles, each a nanometer wide, across the screen. Nano Cell technology achieves such impressive results by absorbing surplus light wavelengths, enhancing the purity of the colors displayed on the screen. (more...)
Mulayam Singh Yadav asks Samajwadi Party workers to boycott Ramgopal Yadav's meet Mulayam Singh Yadav asks Samajwadi Party workers to boycott Ramgopal Yadav's meet
- January 03, 2017

The national convention could trigger a fresh crisis in the party if the mood is anything to go by. Sources said Uttam may revoke the expulsion of many youth leaders whom Shivpal had earlier expelled from the party. While the Congress is still struggling to recover from its 2014 defeat, Ms Mayawati has maintained a low-key profile amid revelations from the Enforcement Directorate that over 1 billion rupees (S$21.3 million) had been deposited in party accounts after the recent demonetisation. (more...)
Qualcomm accidentally reveals the Asus ZenFone AR, the newest Tango phone Qualcomm accidentally reveals the Asus ZenFone AR, the newest Tango phone
- January 03, 2017

Google Tango is a set of sensors and computer vision software that supports smartphone AR, which allows for the intelligent overlay of digital images and information on top of real-life surroundings. Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon 821 in July, and touted 10 percent better performance than the 820. The Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU in Snapdragon 821 brings a 40% improvement in graphics performance at 40% less power than the Snapdragon 810. (more...)
Fur flies as man takes on big cat to protect his dogs Fur flies as man takes on big cat to protect his dogs
- January 02, 2017

A man in Alberta, Canada went above and beyond to protect his dogs . He said he called out to his brother and his friend for help when he noticed Sasha rolling around and twitching. Gibb said he adopted the dog a few years ago from a rescue group and would do anything for her. When someone yelled that Sasha was hurt, he ran back to the truck where Sasha was hiding beneath the vehicle. (more...)
Gary Kubiak reportedly stepping down as Broncos coach
- January 02, 2017

Matt McGloin will look to lead the Raiders to an AFC West title with a road win over the defending Super Bowl champions. Kubiak, 55, has had multiple health scares in recent years of coaching. The Broncos have some quarterback problems as Trevor Siemian had his worst performance in last week's loss at Kansas City. Phillips has been the Broncos' defensive coordinator for the last two seasons under Kubiak, though he is now without a contract for 2017. (more...)
Hubble closes out 2016 with a glorious megamaser
- January 02, 2017

There are even some masers in our own galaxy, but megamaser IRAS 16399-0937 is a lot brighter - 100 million times brighter , to be specific, and nearly the entire galaxy acts as a maser, rather than just one or two molecular clouds. For perspective, the closest neighbouring star to Earth is 4.3 light-years away. But the unusual galaxy is harboring a secret - it has not one, but two distinct galactic cores. (more...)
Honda Canada Recalls a Large Number of Odysseys
- January 01, 2017

Sometimes when the seats are tilted forward to allow access to the rows behind them they don't lock back into place properly. A similar USA recall announced on Thursday covering 633,753 Odyssey minivans is expected to begin on Jan 23. Two separate recalls will be conducted. By that, Honda refers to the outboard seats sliding freely in a potential crash situation. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-January 2017. (more...)
Blizzard to celebrate Diablo's 20th anniversary across multiple games
- December 31, 2016

Here is what you can expect from these franchises as they celebrate the ever popular Diablo and it's 20 years in gaming. Diablo III is holding an in-game tribute event called The Darkening of Tristam that will let players explore a reimagined version of the original cathedral from Diablo . (more...)
Samsung unveils its voice-controlled 'Powerbot' vacuum Samsung unveils its voice-controlled 'Powerbot' vacuum
- December 31, 2016

If the Samsung VR7000 happens to move over different surface types during its clean, such as carpet or hardwood flooring, it can adjust the power of the suction accordingly. Owners would also need to have the Amazon Echo in order to use the feature, PC Mag reports. The POWERbot VR7000 was specifically created to clean cracks and crevices and prevent manual clean-up. (more...)
Leap second to be added to final minute of 2016 Leap second to be added to final minute of 2016
- December 31, 2016

This leads to a mismatch between Astronomical Time and the UTC maintained by a series of 300 highly precise atomic clocks, including the one at NPL. UTC itself relies on a secondary timescale, the International Atomic Time (TAI). Then you might have to wait a little longer, since scientists chose to give 2016 a little extra time in the limelight. (more...)
Apple Said to Seek Lower Taxes to Start Manufacturing in India Apple Said to Seek Lower Taxes to Start Manufacturing in India
- December 31, 2016

However, it remains to be seen whether New Delhi agrees to more concessions for Apple . Despite this, Apple is projecting the sale of 55 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2017 - which would represent a modest increase from the 51 million units sold during the first quarter of this year. (more...)
Start off the New Year with guided hike at a Kansas park Start off the New Year with guided hike at a Kansas park
- December 31, 2016

Robbers Cave State Park-Wilburton: Two separate hikes will be held simultaneously. According to the American Hiking Society, almost 28,000 people nationwide participate in a First Day Hike each New Year's Day, hiking collectively more than 66,000 miles. (more...)
Has Adele secretly married her partner? Has Adele secretly married her partner?
- December 31, 2016

The Sun reports that the Grammy and Oscar-winner was spotted on a shopping trip to Whole Foods in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and a gold band could be clearly seen on the third finger of her left hand. She is raising son Angelo , with Simon, who is four-year-old now. In October 2016, the British songstress was putting on a concert in Nashville when she noticed that the confetti which normally falls from the ceiling with lyrics from her songs written on it was pink, rather than being white. (more...)
Samsung Launches Quantum Dot Curved Monitor Series Samsung Launches Quantum Dot Curved Monitor Series
- December 30, 2016

It can even be switched between horizontal and vertical positions (should you need to use a curved screen vertically). When combined with almost 125 percent sRGB color coverage and 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution, the CH711 sets a new standard for detailed color appearance at any distance. (more...)
Which Smartphone Apps Found the Most Wanted in 2016? Which Smartphone Apps Found the Most Wanted in 2016?
- December 30, 2016

The research firm disclosed that mobile apps from the two companies dominated the fresh list of the current year's most used apps. Even though Messenger annoyed some users who felt like Facebook was trying to force them into it, the app has done well this year. (more...)
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Receives An Update From Brokers General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Receives An Update From Brokers
- December 29, 2016

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. 1832 Asset Management L.P. increased its position in Ford Motor by 21.5% in the second quarter. will post $1.82 EPS for the current fiscal year. Recent Sales Surprise: During the recent quarter period Quarter Ending Sep-16, the company declared sales of $33,331.00M. (more...)