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Why 2017 Was a Year to Remember for International Business Machines Corp

International Business Machs now has $142.84 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $154.93. Facebook, Inc. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $159.24. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. Read More »

Amazon Will Start Selling Apple TV and Chromecast Again

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Despite their return to Amaozn.com six days after the release of the Amazon Prime TV app , all three available devices list no price and no availability. Amazon is once again selling the Chromecast and Apple TV. Whether Amazon's decision to start selling Chromecast is related to this matter is unclear. Read More »

Create Your Own AR Effects with Snap's New 'Lens Studio'

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The Snapchat Lens Studio makes it easier for brands to participate in augmented reality on Snapchat, which many advertisers had complained was too cumbersome under the old process. Guides on the Lens Studio site help users figure out how to use the Lens Studio and the tools available through it. The average Lens user spends three minutes every day trying on new selfies and exploring experiences in the world around them. Read More »

Hitman's Paris Episode Free For a Limited Time From Tomorrow

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Check out this link for more info . It also includes all of the Escalation Contracts that have been released for Paris, the Holiday Hoarders mission , and finally the Paris Challenge Packs and their available achievements and trophies. To top it all off, everyone who nabs the holiday pack will retain those locations forever. All progress and mission mastery will be saved if players upgrade to the full game, the Game of the Year Edition released in November. Read More »

Vamping Stock- Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

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It has outperformed by 65.52% the S&P500. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Limited by 3.3% in the first quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 26 by Canaccord Genuity. Northland Capital upgraded the shares of QCOM in report on Friday, September 15 to "Outperform" rating. Read More »

Premium Can Now Be Unlocked By Watching 15-Second Ads

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Premium subscribers will still retain the exclusive ability to create custom playlists and download songs for offline listening, and by giving Plus and free users a taste of what a Premium subscription has to offer, Pandora is likely hoping they'll get more people to hand over the $9.99/month premium. Read More »

Take-Two expands with the creation of publishing label Private Division

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Lastly, it's worth mentioning that besides Kerbal Space Program expansion, the above titles coming from Private Division will not release until after Take-Two Interactive's fiscal year ending March 31st, 2018 and 2019. An unannounced Sci-Fi first-person shooter - this game is under development by V1 Interactive, a studio founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto. This means weighing up the risk to reward ratio independently before auctioning a new series. Read More »

How To Xbox Party Chat On Your Phone

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There isn't that much information about the full list of features that come with the app, but rest assured there will probably be some additional functionality when Microsoft finally decides to make the big announcement soon. If you're out enjoying yourself, you can still be chatting to your friends who are at home playing Minecraft or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The update , not yet available on Windows Phone or iOS devices, was spotted by keen Reddit users . Read More »

Redbox Announces New On Demand Movie & TV Service

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Redbox On Demand's $4.99 rental price isn't a deal by any stretch, though, sitting smack-dab in the middle of the pricing pack. Titles can be rented or purchased for streaming with prices starting at $3.99 for 48-hour VOD rentals and $9.99 for EST transactions. Read More »

Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems

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Engadget is reporting that the company has emailed prospective customers that it needs more time "to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves". There is more-than likely Wi-Fi support too. The hope was that we'd find out more today, but it looks like that won't be the case. However, more specifics about these content partnerships won't be announced until a later date. Read More »

Why We Need to 'Break the Internet' Today

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Others including Github, Imgur and Mozilla participated too with pro-net neutrality banners across their pages. Those speaking out implore the FCC to delay their final vote on the issue until they have fully examined the ramifications, identified the problems that could arise, and perhaps found an alternative way to protect the basic principles of online freedom of speech and an Internet that isn't curated by an ISP's wallet. Read More »

LG to debut new gram series laptops at CES 2018 in January

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LG Electronics (LG) said it will unveil its latest LG gram laptops at CES 2018 . LG's gram line has always redefined portable computing and the company claims the 2018 gram laptops will further push the boundaries with improved mobility and durability, along with upgraded hardware. Read More »

Denmark offers Star Wars version of OnePlus 5T

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It comes with a Kylo Ren bag. OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition is designed exclusively for the OnePlus community and Star Wars fans in India. It just feels like a surreal mix of Star Wars legacy and smartphones that every fan of the franchise will feel nostalgic, hyperactive and happy when unboxing this special edition. Read More »

Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer

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Google estimates that the growth in "best" mobile searches for face lotion and moisturizers rose 115% in the past two years. In the consumer tech category, the third most search gadget by the general public was Nintendo Switch. Hurricane Irma leads this list but, among other top searches, there was North Korea or the Las Vegas shooting . Chicken breast recipes were the most searched recipes in the world, beating out ground beef recipes, and more people asked Google how to make slime ... Read More »

Google Maps Go: New lightweight version of Google Maps launched

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Google has announced some of the lighter version of apps for Android phones running with 1GB or less RAM as a part of the Android Oreo Go edition . Google Maps Go offers numerous same features as the version of Google Maps we're all familiar with, including location information, real time traffic updates and directions. Read More »

Nokia Camera app gets major update before Nokia 9 launch

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Another possibility is the Nokia 5 in 2018 will come with dual camera sensors. Nokia 9 could launch in January 2018, and the Nokia Camera app will be preloaded on the device. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta brings a host of new features including faster load times, Picture-in-Picture, Autofill passwords, Notification dots, New emojis and improved battery life, among other things to Nokia 5 . Read More »

Samsung Patents Reveals A Wraparound Display Smartphone

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A new Samsung patent that was published today shows a smartphone with a wraparound display making it a dual-sided display smartphone. It certainly doesn't explain what the point of the wraparound screen would be, which only goes about halfway around the back of the phone. Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) announced

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This is all the more impressive considering that the "Pen" in this laptop's moniker stands for an included S Pen stylus accessory that's embedded inside the device and works without batteries . The 13.3-inch model comes with one USB Type-C port , two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port and a United States dollars card slot. Meanwhile, the laptop's 720p webcam includes an infrared lens for Windows Hello, which is also supported through an embedded fingerprint sensor. Read More »

Apple (AAPL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Citigroup

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Baldwin Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Apple Computer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $881.56 billion market cap company. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure. Its down 0.21, from 1.47 in 2017Q1. State Street Corp increased its stake in Apple by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Microsoft announces Reddit partnership, new AI features for Bing

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Talking about the new features is Microsoft's AI and Research group program manager Kristina Behr, who explained, "AI has come a long way in the ability to find information, but making sense of that information is the real challenge". If you type in the name of someone who's done an AMA-let's say, Dr. Jane Goodall-their past or upcoming AMAs will surface along with additional information about Jane. Read More »

Nintendo Switch goes down well in Korea after release

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The game runs at native 720p in docked mode and a dymainc sub-720p in portable mode, both run it at 60 fps. Not to long ago Nintendo said that it expected Switch sales to surpass the sales of the Wii U and now the company has said that this December they are planning to release more consoles to consumers for them to enjoy over the Christmas holidays. Read More »

PUBG seems to have a lot of trouble running on Xbox One

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Before showing you the analysis of Digital Foundry it is important to note that PUBG is a launch of the Game Preview program, so it is a game that is still under development and it is very likely that in the future a patch that improves its performance will come. Read More »

The Injustice 2 Free Trial Starts Tomorrow

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In addition, players will have the opportunity to try select DLC characters in the single player Multiverse mode. Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Read More »

The Predator is coming to Ubisoft's 'Ghost Recon Wildlands'

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Details are thin beyond that, however Ubisoft is hosting a livestream later today at 9am PT/6pm GMT where more on The Hunt event will be revealed. So this week (beginning on December 14th) they'll be kicking off a special Predator PvE challenge event for a limited time, ya know, with the super stealthy alien hunter from comic and motion picture fame? Players will also get the Predator's trademark wristblades, but we don't really know what else will be available. Read More »

Higgins cosponsors Save Net Neutrality Act

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The trade group Internet Association also said they will consider legal options. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A day ahead of a vote by the Federal Communications Commission on a plan to undo the country's net-neutrality rules, Washington Gov. It received millions of comments during a review period, with the majority supporting the current protections. "Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process-including two million that stole the identities of real people, a crime under NY ... Read More »

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 to Fix HomeKit Vulnerability [Download]

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The version numbers are certainly worth noting, as they all imply that Apple is planning to release multiple updates between now and when these actually hit general availability. iOS 11 is one of the biggest software updates Apple has released, but it launched along with some bugs. Once iOS 11.2.1 is shown as an available update , tap "Download and Install" and follow the on-screen instructions. Read More »

Building Destroyed as Legion Lake Fire Grows in South Dakota

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They are still calling the fire 7 percent contained. They say the fire was held west of Highway 79 due to successful burnouts. Strong winds are fanning the flames of a growing wildfire in South Dakota, pushing the fire beyond the borders of the Custer State Park and prompting new evacuations. Read More »

Nintendo Ramping Up Mobile Game Development

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The Wall Street Journal states that, by partnering with a larger number of developers, Nintendo believes it'll be able to release more games at a faster pace. Nintendo is looking to bring more eyes onto its IP with more mobile games. However, the promised five mobile games by March 2017 has fallen short. Nintendo also has a 10 percent stake in DeNA as part of its alliance. Read More »