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Tornado Tears Through New Orleans, Leaving A Dozen Injured Tornado Tears Through New Orleans, Leaving A Dozen Injured
- February 09, 2017

Edwards said he called in the Louisiana National Guard to police and secure the area, and urged people to stay away. Landrieu described the damage it caused as "devastating" and that it looked "like an elephant stomping on your house". Tommy Middleton, director of missions for Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, and Lonnie Wascom, director of missions for Northshore Baptist Association, said their associations were awaiting assessments before their respective associations activate teams. (more...)
Dodge Punches Things up with Durango SRT Dodge Punches Things up with Durango SRT
- February 08, 2017

It gets the familiar 8-speed automatic transmission, though Dodge says it will be specially calibrated for more performance-minded driving. It will begin arriving in dealerships during the fourth quarter of this year. Drawing cues from the SRT Challenger, the design team gave the mega Durango a wide, functional hood scoop; deeper front splitter; flared fenders sheltering its widened track; and an SRT rear fascia culminating in a pair of 4-inch nickel chrome exhaust tips. (more...)
Three Newly Announced Features are Designed to Curb Twitter Abuse Three Newly Announced Features are Designed to Curb Twitter Abuse
- February 08, 2017

Last week, Ho hinted new changes were coming to Twitter saying the company was "moving with more urgency than ever" to make the platform safer. Those tweets can still be found if people want to see them, but they "won't clutter search results any longer", Ho said. (more...)
LG G6 set to go on sale before the Samsung Galaxy S8
- February 07, 2017

But, it seems that the company managed to solve the exploding problem, and replaced all the unsafe batteries. This is exactly the layout that we have seen from the Galaxy S8 in the photo disseminated by Blass, who is heavily considered to be one of the more reliable smartphone tipsters out there. (more...)
Psychonauts 2 Looks Gorgeous, Won't Be Out Anytime Soon Psychonauts 2 Looks Gorgeous, Won't Be Out Anytime Soon
- February 07, 2017

Then in October of past year, Fig received SEC qualification, allowing it to seek investment for the game from "non-accredited" investors-people seeking revenue instead of the game and perks. Though it will help fill in narrative gaps, Starbreeze and Double Fine stress that newcomers don't need to play it in order to enjoy Psychonauts 2 . (more...)
New Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Showcases Pre-Order Bonuses
- February 05, 2017

As for gameplay, this is our first look at multiplayer footage, and it does look similar to the Mass Effect 3 version with the use of Biotics and character abilities. New additions like destructible environments, boosted jumps for added verticality, and all-new weapons and Biotics make combat more thrilling than ever and with a much more flexible skill and weapon progression tree, you can replicate your play style to make you unstoppable against new, powerful alien enemies. (more...)
Wall Street's Forecasts for WFT after 4Q16 Earnings
- February 04, 2017

The consensus price target (PT) of $7.40 means that the market expects Company shares to increase by 42.9% in the short run. There may be various price targets for a stock. This showed the surprise of 5.9% in the last quarter earnings. Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has a market capitalization of 5.66 Billion. (more...)
Nintendo's first-ever Super Bowl commercial will feature the Switch
- February 03, 2017

Since Super Mario Run has received over 79 million downloads and the Android version has yet to launch, this news should help encourage investors after the disappointing new financial forecast. Which means that third-party developers require nearly a year to port their games to Nintendo Switch and we will see more and more games from third-party developers in the future. (more...)
Trump White House Puts Iran 'On Notice'
- February 03, 2017

During an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today, Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also reiterated his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and discussed what he said was the previous Obama administration's failure to respond to previous Iranian ballistic missile tests and other violations. (more...)
Standing by Standing Rock Standing by Standing Rock
- February 02, 2017

The Department of Justice, however, has confirmed that at this time , there has not yet been a formal issuance of the easement. "These initial steps do not mean the easement has been approved", Maj. In July, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued to block the pipeline project, claiming it was never meaningfully consulted before construction began. In addition, the Native American tribe has expressed well-founded fears that the excavation for the pipeline is damaging and will continue to destroy ... (more...)
Tesla Model S Fails To Receive Tesla Model S Fails To Receive "Top Safety Pick" From IIHS
- February 02, 2017

To receive a Top Safety Pick designation, vehicles must earn a good rating in all five areas, and also be equipped with a front-crash prevention system rated as advanced or superior. In the Tesla crash evaluation, the driver (dummy) slipped out of the belt and the dummy's head impacted the steering wheel hard. Ratings for crashworthiness and headlights are good , acceptable, marginal and poor . (more...)
Volkswagen's Audi brand to recall 576921 vehicles in US Volkswagen's Audi brand to recall 576921 vehicles in US
- February 01, 2017

In a separate recall campaign, Audi will also recall 234,054 vehicles of the 2011-2017 Q5 due to a possible rupture in the inflator for the side curtain airbag for protecting occupants' heads. In both cases, Audi will notify owners and fix the vehicles for free. Despite the resemblance to Takata's massive airbag recall - which has affected VW vehicles - a notice [ PDF ] from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not disclose who manufactured the airbags in the latest Audi ... (more...)
Nintendo net profits rise to over $900 mn
- February 01, 2017

It will release its Switch hybrid home console and handheld device on March 3 and expects to ship 2 million units by the end of that month. Since its release in the summer, Nintendo said it has earned 16.7 billion yen from the game, but even more important is that it drove people to its other console. (more...)
'Fake news' inquiry being launched by Westminster committee
- January 31, 2017

He called on major tech companies to do more to prevent the spread of fake news on their platforms. The fear has been strengthened by suggestions that voters in the 2016 USA presidential election were subjected to "possibly unprecedented" amounts of fake news, the committee said. (more...)
Apple Disables Tool That Identified If Phones Were Stolen
- January 31, 2017

Still, it's unclear why Apple removed the functionality. But when you think about it, that's counter-intuitive. This is a very handy little safety measure put in place by Apple which everyone should resort to in case your device gets stolen or lost. (more...)
Snapchat parent Snap plans to list shares on the NYSE
- January 31, 2017

Snap has already filed privately with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but we've yet to grab an official look at its financials. Sources said the five-year-old company's valuation could reach $25 billion, but interest in the IPO could garner more than that if demand is high. (more...)
Galaxy S8 2017 Rivals Samsung Should Watch Out For Galaxy S8 2017 Rivals Samsung Should Watch Out For
- January 30, 2017

Based on the schematics, the Galaxy S8 was said to feature a 5.7-inch display (when not accounting the side curves), slightly shorter and thinner than the Galaxy S7 smartphone . There will also be an iris scanner to be used in tandem with the camera . Moving on to imaging, neither the main 12-megapixel rear camera nor the front-facing 8-megapixel selfie camera , both of whose lenses possess f1.7 focal ratios, will see resolution improvements compared to the Galaxy S7 - but that ... (more...)
This Japanese smartphone can be washed with soap and water This Japanese smartphone can be washed with soap and water
- January 30, 2017

Kyocera Corporation introduced late last week the next model in its lineup of washable devices: the Kyocera Rafre . It has a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot to expand that storage, a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and it will launch on the Japanese carrier KDDI in March of this year. (more...)
Cuts Stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
- January 29, 2017

The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.09% and Monthly Volatility of 1.18%. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Intel Corporation by 36.3% in the second quarter. Microsoft Corporation had a return on equity of 30.92% and a net margin of 19.40%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 10.1% compared to the same quarter previous year. (more...)
Mobius Final Fantasy for PC launches February 3 in the west Mobius Final Fantasy for PC launches February 3 in the west
- January 29, 2017

Square Enix has recently announced that Mobious Final Fantasy will be launched on February 6 for Windows PC through Stream. The " Final Fantasy " series is arguably one of the biggest franchises in Japanese role-playing games, spanning 15 main installments to date and various spinoffs such as " Mobius Final Fantasy " on iOS and Android devices. (more...)
The Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.01 (SIRI)
- January 28, 2017

The share price of $4.75 is at a distance of 44.73 percent from its 52-week low and down 1.06 percent versus its peak. In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was 8.80% and return on equity ratio was -141.70% while its return on investment ratio was 15.10%. (more...)
Gmail will block JavaScript file attachments starting next month Gmail will block JavaScript file attachments starting next month
- January 28, 2017

From February 13, Google will start blocking JavaScript (.js) email attachments by default. "It is uncommon and quite suspicious for people to send legitimate applications in pure JavaScript file format (files with.js or.jse extension) via email". (more...)
Considerable Dividend Stock: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) Considerable Dividend Stock: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)
- January 28, 2017

In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 20.7% per annum. There are 6 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell. Following the transaction, the evp, gen. Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Starbucks Corporation Earnings, with 29 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.52. (more...)
Chinese brands dominate India's smartphone market
- January 27, 2017

The general market expectation for 2017 is that the next iPhone release, which is the 10th anniversary edition (and now labeled "iPhone 8"), will shoulder the burden of driving sales for Apple. Apple's iPhone production volume fell 11.5 per cent annually to 209 million units in 2016. The report further points out that Apple captured 10th position in the smartphone rankings during the fourth quarter in 2016. (more...)
Confirmed: BlackBerry Mercury to be Unveiled on February 25th Confirmed: BlackBerry Mercury to be Unveiled on February 25th
- January 26, 2017

BlackBerry, or should we say TCL, is going to make an appearance at a pre-MWC event, which is basically going to be a follow-up from its showcasing at CES 2017 earlier this month. At this time, TCL has ambition plans to build a portfolio of BlackBerry devices that span the high end phone to more affordable. Another thing to add is that the name is not set in stone just yet. (more...)