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Sci-tech Google Introduces Speed Ratings For Public WiFi In Android 8.1
Author: 0 Google Introduces Speed Ratings For Public WiFi In Android 8.1

One reason could be proximity, where the network you're connecting to is nearer to your device than others. Mobile devices already show Wi-Fi signal strength via an icon with four or five bars. The speed ratings are only available on public Wi-Fi networks - private networks (those that require a password) do not display a speed rating since they're, well, private.

Sci-tech Who's your art doppelganger? Google app's popular feature comes to Canada
Author: 0 Who's your art doppelganger? Google app's popular feature comes to Canada

Google Arts & Culture app also shows an estimated percentage that measures visual similarity between the face and the matching artwork. But not everyone was willing to snap away. Let's take a look at their selfies and art matches. "With this new feature users can take a selfie, upload it, and the app using computer vision technology will automatically match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums worldwide", the company said in a statement.

Sci-tech Facebook admits its
Author: 0 Facebook admits its "corrosive" effect on democracy

However, Facebook said that "when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information - reading but not interacting with people - they report feeling worse afterward". "Serendipity is a good thing". According to Facebook , "Russian actors created 80,000 posts that reached around 126 million people in the U.S. over a two-year period".

Sci-tech Netflix stock hits record after fourth-quarter results
Author: 0 Netflix stock hits record after fourth-quarter results

It has a 19.53 P/E ratio. It offers specialized cardio machines, exercise bikes, treadmills, home gyms, dumbbells, elliptical machines, kettlebell weights, and weight benches primarily under the Nautilus, Bowflex, Octane Fitness, Schwinn, and Universal brand names.

Sci-tech Milwaukee Bucks reportedly fire Jason Kidd as head coach
Author: 0 Milwaukee Bucks reportedly fire Jason Kidd as head coach

Joe Prunty, one of Kidd's assistants, will coach the team in Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns . The Bucks have struggled over the last month and have fallen in the Eastern Conference standings to the No. Ownership felt the team was "underachieving", according to David Aldridge of Turner Sports. In Kidd's three and a half seasons as head coach, the Bucks had a regular season record of 139-152 and reached the first round of the NBA Playoffs in the 2014-15 and 2016-17 ...

Sci-tech Gurugram : Villagers took human waste fallen from aircraft for meteor
Author: 0 Gurugram : Villagers took human waste fallen from aircraft for meteor

It all started when an unidentified object hurled its way from the sky to a field in the middle of Fazilpur Badli village. The object's yellowish-brown colour and transparent surface led villagers to mistake it for a space rock. Modern commercial aircraft cruise at high altitudes, and the sub-zero temperatures outside cause any liquid to freeze immediately. Most ice will break up on descent.

Sci-tech First 2019 Mustang Bullitt Sells Big for Charity
Author: 0 First 2019 Mustang Bullitt Sells Big for Charity

The Bullitt sold came in the classic Dark Highland Green exterior paint job with a black interior and manual transmission. The new version is a faithful tribute to the iconic movie vehicle, featuring a more powerful version of the Mustang's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that produces 475-horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a top speed of 163 miles per hour.

Sci-tech Yuji Naka joins Square Enix to 'develop an enjoyable game'
Author: 0 Yuji Naka joins Square Enix to 'develop an enjoyable game'

His final role on a Sonic game was as Executive Producer on 2006's Sonic Riders, while his previous contributions included being Producer on Sonic Adventure and its sequel, before he left SEGA to form his own studio, Prope . Naka will work within the game development department to develop new titles. Naka-san did not provide any further information on the game he is planning, but it's certainly intriguing to see him work on the development side once more.

Sci-tech Intel halts some chip patches as the fixes cause problems
Author: 0 Intel halts some chip patches as the fixes cause problems

The company didn't say anything about a timeline for patches for pre- or post-Haswell and Broadwell CPUs, though. And while Intel has worked to issue patches for these exploits, the Santa Clara, Calif. Intel recently promised that all of its processors from the past five years would be protected against the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities by the end of January, and this is proving to be more hard than expected.

Sci-tech Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With $189 Laptop For Schools
Author: 0 Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With $189 Laptop For Schools

Microsoft is introducing integrations for two of the most widely used information systems in schools, including SIMS in the UK, and PowerSchool in the United States. Paulus said the continued emphasis on Minecraft is a key part Microsoft's overall education strategy in light of interest in STEM education. The company introduced a range of different, affordable Windows 10 S laptops previous year, and it's introducing four new Windows 10 laptops from Lenovo and JP today to further expand ...

Sci-tech Dragon Ball FighterZ Drops a Spirit Bomb Sized Launch Trailer
Author: 0 Dragon Ball FighterZ Drops a Spirit Bomb Sized Launch Trailer

Check out the first Dragon Ball FighterZ Android 21 gameplay footage, and watch her unleash some of his special moves. The last fighter that was announced is Android 21 . However, Android 21's fighting style and appearance indicates that she also has something in common with Frieza, one of the anime's biggest villains.

Sci-tech Mobile tops OpenSignal network tests as AT&T launches new range extender
Author: 0 Mobile tops OpenSignal network tests as AT&T launches new range extender

T-Mobile won or tied for best 4G speed in 24 of the 33 markets OpenSignal measured, while Verizon won or tied in 23 of those markets. The fifth OpenSignal "State of Mobile Networks " report took into account about 6 billion measurements from 237,213 USA smartphone users, sampled between October 1 to December 30 of 2017 (Q4).

Sci-tech Xiaomi Mi 7, Mi 6X Images Leak, Tipping Design and Specifications
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi 7, Mi 6X Images Leak, Tipping Design and Specifications

The case renders show a device with a large screen and two cutouts in the back cover. On the back, it would have a fingerprint scanner and a dual 12-megapixel camera with two-tone LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera . The front side it also rumored to have a 16MP camera . It's not quite the same design as seen on the Mi 6 , so we are not sure if Xiaomi will stick with this design.

Sci-tech Nokia 10 may use Penta-lens, Snapdragon 845, and 18:9 display
Author: 0 Nokia 10 may use Penta-lens, Snapdragon 845, and 18:9 display

As per reports, the arrangement will comprise of seven holes, out of which five will be occupied by the camera sensors and two will house the LED flash. Nokia Power User goes on to say that this upcoming flagship will utilise the five lenses in a rotating ring on the back of the phone for various optical zoom levels.

Sci-tech Latest iOS 11.2.5 build reveals new HomePod functionality
Author: 0 Latest iOS 11.2.5 build reveals new HomePod functionality

HomePod can also be used a veritable nerve center for the smart home, interacting with the user's smartphone to control accessories connected via HomeKit, for example, from lighting to blinds. However, Apple delayed the release to "early 2018" saying more work was needed to ideal the tech. The documents are actually dated September 27, but have just now been released.

Sci-tech Retailers GameStop & GAME to produce 'Totaku' figurine series
Author: 0 Retailers GameStop & GAME to produce 'Totaku' figurine series

We anticipate that characters such as Nathan Drake from Uncharted and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn will have their own figurines at some point. USA folks can pre-order at GameStop ($9.99 each). There are people saying they want to buy all seven figurines and that their wallets are prepared for a big hit. Then there are those suggesting a few ideas to the manufacturer.

Sci-tech Android Wear 2.8 update brings a new layout, darker background
Author: 0 Android Wear 2.8 update brings a new layout, darker background

Google has said the update will roll out over the next few days, but it didn't supply a list of devices that will get it, which suggests it'll come to all watches that feature Android Wear 2.0. Google has since provided some release not for the update and it comes with an improved notification layout and a darker background which makes its easier to read the display.

Author: 0 Susquehanna Bancshares Inc Reiterates Neutral Rating for NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

The stock increased 2.79% or $6.26 during the last trading session, reaching $230.7. About 110,838 shares traded. NVIDIA Corporation ( NVDA ) has risen 212.28% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Yhb Advisors Incorporated accumulated 13,784 shares or 0.58% of the stock. Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $6.27 million activity.

Sci-tech Apple brings home business thanks to tax cuts
Author: 0 Apple brings home business thanks to tax cuts

Furthermore, Apple will be making around $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, making it one of the largest corporate spending plans to be launched after the tax cut which was approved by U.S. The spree will include the new campus, new data centers and other investments. About $75 billion of the $350 billion in US investments will be paid from money that had been overseas, Apple estimated.

Sci-tech James McCarthy injured in horrific clash with Salomon Rondon - GRAPHIC IMAGES
Author: 0 James McCarthy injured in horrific clash with Salomon Rondon - GRAPHIC IMAGES

Asked how soon the player would have his operation he added: "When we do it will depend on the specialist surgeon". McCarthy - who only started his first Premier League game of the season on new Year's Day after a year of injuries - got his right leg in between the ball and Rondon as the West Brom striker wound up to shoot, resulting in him coming through full force on the back of McCarthy's leg, breaking his tibula and fibula.

Sci-tech Project Linda tipped to make official debut with Razer phone 2
Author: 0 Project Linda tipped to make official debut with Razer phone 2

The report adds that company's executive are set to decide the launch of Project Linda . Given the Razer Phone only launched in November 2017, it would be surprising to see a sequel within a year. But while keeping the configuration of Razer Phone in mind, we can expect that this upcoming smartphone will be more powerful than its predecessor. The Razer Phone comes with massive features like 8GB RAM paired with a Snapdragon 835 processor, along with a Quad-HD display with a rare 120Hz ...

Sci-tech Judge Orders Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Dropped From Blac Chyna Lawsuit
Author: 0 Judge Orders Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner Dropped From Blac Chyna Lawsuit

Blac Chyna's longtime assistant is in a coma, The Blast reports, and ex-boyfriends Tyga and Rob Kardashian have stepped in to help pay for medical expenses. "(The Kardashians) will then probably come back and say it's still not sufficient and we'll probably be back and argue it again". The KarJenner's legal team doesn't seem anxious, with one of Kris and Kim's attorneys, Patricia Millet , telling People , "We don't think they can fix it".

Sci-tech Amazon integrates Alexa to its shopping app
Author: 0 Amazon integrates Alexa to its shopping app

Amazon's slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa . An iOS version will be released soon as well, but a timeline hasn't been specified yet. The previous version of the app merely acted as a place to manage Echo smart speakers and other smart devices based on the Alexa assistant. The company has also launched a development kit to help vendors bring the technology to other mobile gadgets such as ...

Sci-tech WhatsApp rolls out service for businesses
Author: 0 WhatsApp rolls out service for businesses

This app will be available in India and other countries in the coming weeks and will make it easier for people to connect with them, and vice versa, in a fast and simple way. WhatsApp Business will significantly improve their capabilities. Whatsapp for Business is not an individual app but it's the same app with all new features and the team expects their user base to become much stronger with this implementation.

Sci-tech Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20000 in $350B pledge
Author: 0 Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20000 in $350B pledge

Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the U.S. over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one. However, chief strategy officer of GBH Insights, Daniel Ives, told Mercury News,"It would have been tax suicide if they brought it back before the reform law".

Author: 0 Samsung's patent shows holes in display for larger screen space

A new report reveals yet another thing the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will copy from the iPhone . The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been subject to numerous leaks and rumours ahead of launch. The final tidbit has to do with screen sizes which will be 5.77-inches and 6.22-inches. Apart from all the new stuff Apple had to offer, there was one quirk that didn't go well with many, the display notch .

Sci-tech Why is the USA withholding aid for Palestinian refugees?
Author: 0 Why is the USA withholding aid for Palestinian refugees?

Under the agency's rules, UNRWA can adjust the definition of a refugee and has done so in the past. UNRWA was established in 1949 in order to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees, who in the aftermath of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War numbered about 700.000.

Sci-tech 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming on Jan 31
Author: 0 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming on Jan 31

A blue moon typically gets its name when it occurs as the second of two full moons in one calendar month. It sounds menacing, but a super blue blood moon actually gets its catchy name from a ideal storm of lunar occurrences. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check on the website at www.planetariumnegara.gov.my and Facebook Planetarium Negara. According to Space.com, those in New York City will see the moon enter Earth's penumbra, which is the the lighter, outer part of its ...

Sci-tech Apple Plans A $350 Billion Contribution To The US Economy
Author: 0 Apple Plans A $350 Billion Contribution To The US Economy

At least part of the money, the $ 38 billion tax bill, will come from a change in USA tax law under the Trump administration that lowered the incentive to store cash overseas. Apple's most recent report said they had $250 billion overseas. Experts say Apple and other firms that bring money back to the US could use that wealth for mergers and acquisitions.

Sci-tech (NASDAQ:SBUX) Shares Bought by Rockland Trust Co
Author: 0 (NASDAQ:SBUX) Shares Bought by Rockland Trust Co

The company has a market cap of $86,307.05, a P/E ratio of 31.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.75. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $57.89. SBUX has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 0.80. Argentiere Capital Ag invested in 48,953 shares.

Sci-tech Definitive Edition will release next month — Age of Empires
Author: 0 Definitive Edition will release next month — Age of Empires

In a post on the Xbox Wire, Age of Empires creative direction Adam Isgreen wrote that the game will be available on "Windows 10 PCs at $US19.99". The Definitive Edition will feature a modernized 4K graphical upgrade, a re-recording of the original soundtrack, campaign narration for every mission and even support for the classic LAN play.

Sci-tech United Kingdom backpacker killed in Sydney by a man she'd just started dating
Author: 0 United Kingdom backpacker killed in Sydney by a man she'd just started dating

In a statement issued through the Foreign Office, her parents Chris and Sharon said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our much loved daughter and sister Amelia, who will be truly missed by all who knew her". On her Instagram page, Ms Blake spoke fondly about her desire to travel. "She was the most warm hearted, bubbly, loving and down to earth women I knew".

Sci-tech 52 migrant Uzbek workers killed in Kazakhstan bus fire
Author: 0 52 migrant Uzbek workers killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

Georgia's Foreign Ministry also expressed its "deepest condolences" to the families of the victims of the bus fire in Kazakhstan. "The rest died on the spot", the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the blaze. The bus was headed from the Russian city of Samara on the Volga river to the town of Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan, the ministry said. Video footage from the scene showed the bus in flames and emitting heavy black smoke.It was positioned diagonally across a two-lane ...

Sci-tech Cancer blood test breakthrough
Author: 0 Cancer blood test breakthrough

This is the Holy Grail - a blood test to diagnose cancer without all the other procedures like scans or colonoscopy". A blood test could detect cancers at a point where they're more curable, researchers have claimed. For their test, Hopkins researchers looked at blood from 1,005 people with previously diagnosed ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, esophageal, colorectal, lung, or breast cancer.

Sci-tech Forza Horizon 3's 4K upgrade for the Xbox One X available now
Author: 0 Forza Horizon 3's 4K upgrade for the Xbox One X available now

While it appeared to be an error at the time, it looks like it was just listed on the page prematurely and its Xbox One X update should be rolling out sometime today (via WCCFTech ). Another game enters the ultra HD fold for the Xbox One X super console. However, while numerous Enhanced game updates were ready around the time of the Xbox One X's launch last November, some developers needed additional time to implement the improvements.

Sci-tech Apple revamps web design for App Store
Author: 0 Apple revamps web design for App Store

The functionality is about the same as before, but what it comes down to is the clean design that feels simpler - perhaps due to the increased amount of white space. There are other options like family sharing support and a "you may also like" section as well. "In the case of screenshots from apps that are not optimised for iPhone X, Apple still shows the older images", the report added.

Sci-tech Twitch inks deal to broadcast exclusive content from top Disney YouTubers
Author: 0 Twitch inks deal to broadcast exclusive content from top Disney YouTubers

Of the four, Markiplier (real name Mark Fischbach) has the largest subscriber count on Twitch, but his 631,000 followers on the platform pale in comparison to his over 16 million followers on Youtube . "Partnering with Twitch gives our biggest creators access to the platform's tools, expertise and community to directly engage with and build their audiences".

Sci-tech Nazarbayev's meeting with Trump sets Kazakhstan as key player in region
Author: 0 Nazarbayev's meeting with Trump sets Kazakhstan as key player in region

Last April, Trump announced his Afghanistan strategy, saying the United States, instead of withdrawing its troops from the war-torn nation, will increase its military presence there. In particular, SCAT Airlines ordered six Boeing-737 MAX 8 aircraft. In addition, Kazakhstan's flagship air carrier Air Astana affirmed its commitment, under the terms of an existing contract, to purchase three 787 Dreamliners, which are scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Sci-tech Bulls' Dunn in concussion protocol after fall
Author: 0 Bulls' Dunn in concussion protocol after fall

Though he attempted to put a hand out to break his fall, his momentum caused him to land directly on his face. Shaken and bloodied from the accident, Dunn was attended to by the Bulls' medical staff after play was stopped when Chicago had to take a foul.

Sci-tech Spotify debuts 'Spotlight' format for podcasts, audiobooks and news
Author: 0 Spotify debuts 'Spotlight' format for podcasts, audiobooks and news

Spotlight's content will include multiple things like news, pop culture, sports and politics, and will be available only through a play list, said Spotify , which has approximately 70 million subscribers. Eight different partners are already on board with this initiative and have agreed to produce programming for Spotify , including BuzzFeed News , Cheddar , Crooked Media , Lenny Letter, Gimlet Media , Genius, The Minefield Girl, Refinery29 and Uninterrupted.

Sci-tech US Air Force to launch new missile-warning satellite Thursday night
Author: 0 US Air Force to launch new missile-warning satellite Thursday night

Tonight's launch is set to take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida sometime during a 40-minute window that opens at 7:52PM ET. The first two satellites, SBIRS GEO Flights 1 and 2, have been operational since 2013 . The fourth will give the SBIRS fleet global coverage, replacing missile detection capabilities now provided by older, previous-generation Defense Support Program satellites.

Sci-tech Cetera Advisor Networks LLC Cuts Position in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)
Author: 0 Cetera Advisor Networks LLC Cuts Position in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

NEXT Financial Group Inc lessened its position in Caterpillar Inc. It has outperformed by 30.83% the S&P500. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC lessened its stake in shares of Caterpillar Inc. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of CAT have appreciated +37.96 - or +29.08%. 784.85 million shares or 1.65% more from 772.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Sci-tech Facebook's 'Watch Party' feature to let group members watch videos together
Author: 0 Facebook's 'Watch Party' feature to let group members watch videos together

While a Watch Party is going on, you'll see a widget on the group page and when you join it, you can see the video that all other members are already now watching. "We've found that communities formed around video like TV shows or sports create a greater sense of belonging than many other kinds of communities". If you're watching on the desktop, the comments appear on the right side of the video.