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Dow Erases Gains After Hitting 26000 for 1st Time

The price of crude oil increased Wednesday, by about a quarter of a percent. Dow component UnitedHealth rose 1.47 percent after the largest USA health insurer reported results that beat analysts' estimates and raised its full-year profit forecast. Read More »

Next Apple update will enable users to opt-out of iPhone slowdown

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Apple has denied deliberately shortening the life of its products. In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that an upcoming software update will allow users to turn off iPhone throttling; although, as we noted, this does nothing to address the problem that is causing the unexpected shutdowns. Read More »

Fresno Fails to Make Amazon HQ2 List

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Amazon has narrowed the list of cities under consideration for its second headquarters to 20, with the largest concentration in the Northeast. In Texas, Austin and Dallas are still in the hunt. Mesilla Valley's Lopez said it's hard for companies to understand the opportunities of this tri-state, two-country region. El Paso County has a population of about 840,000 people. Read More »

International Business Machines Corp. Reports 1% Advance In Q4 Bottom Line

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has risen 19.06% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.05% the S&P500. Currently, the 14-day ADX for International Business Machines ( IBM ) is sitting at 40.64. International Business Machines has a one year low of $139.13 and a one year high of $182.79. Read More »

Apple (AAPL) Given New $204.00 Price Target at Maxim Group

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Old National Bancorp who had been investing in Edwards Lifesciences Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $26.18B market cap company. Riccio Daniel J . sold $2.65M worth of Apple Inc . (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for 9.94M shares. $1.01 million worth of Apple Inc . Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. Read More »

White House's Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are now 50-50

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One thing I've learned since I've been in this office is that there is no other way to describe it, but the Obama administration weaponized the shutdown in 2013. They don't get their paycheck. You know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass an appropriations bill. We're thirteen hours way from the federal government running out of allocated funding and Democrats on Capitol Hill are still refusing to vote for any deal that doesn't include a DACA fix. Read More »

Lupita Nyong'o to publish children's book tackling skin lightening

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In the actress' Instagram post, she shared that the protagonist's journey involves "lessons that we learn as children and spend our lives unlearning". I put on the TV and only saw pale skin. Oprah, she said, changed her mind when she called worldwide model Alek Wek "beautiful". After opting for the services of a surrogate whose identity has so far been kept secret, Kim says, "People assume it's better because you don't have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with ... Read More »

US government shutdown looms: Here's what will happen

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While Social Security recipients and other entitlement beneficiaries will get their checks, new applications won't be processed during a shutdown. Doctors will get their medical reimbursements. And you'll be out of luck if you're upcoming vacation plans include a stop at any National Park or other treasured federal site - whether that's the Statue of Liberty in NY, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington , D.C., or Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Read More »

Razer Phone May Launch at IFA 2017 with Project Linda

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It looks like Razer is learning from the other phone manufactures about releasing a new flagship phone every year as there are rumors that indicates a new Razer phone and Project Linda will be released around IFA 2018 later this year. Meanwhile, information on the design and the features of Razer Phone 2 have not surfaced on the web so far. A new leak out of France suggests that the company is already working on a sequel to the device which will work with the brand's Project Linda laptop dock . Read More »

Samsung denies allegations of hobbling phones by Italian watchdog

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Italy's competition authority is looking into charges that Apple and Samsung are surreptitiously slowing down old phones to push consumers into buying new products. If found guilty, the two companies could face multimillion euro fines. AGCM received consumer reports claiming otherwise. Italy's investigation comes just a day after Tim Cook announced that Apple would offer users the ability to disable performance throttling at the risk of unexpected shutdowns. Read More »

Apple bug can crash your iPhone with just a text message

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TrustedReviews suggests if users have received the link, quit the Messages app, delete the entire conversation thread using either the iPhone , iMac or MacBook. Nasty. But, thankfully, more of a nuisance than something that will lead to data being stolen from your computer or a malicious hacker being able to access your files. Read More »

Apple rejects iPhone app created to detect net neutrality violations

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Apple has overhauled their App Store web previews page with a new, simplistic iOS inspired design. While augmented reality (AR) has received a lot of coverage with Apple's and Google's new software development kits making it easier for companies to add AR features to apps, the technology hasn't taken off quite yet. Read More »

EA Announces February Release Date For 'Battlefield 1' Apocalypse DLC Expansion

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There's no exact Battle 1 Apocalypse release date just yet, but we have a rough idea of when it's available. EA has announced that the fourth DLC for Battlefield 1 will be launching in February for Premium Pass holders . Further specifics on this weren't shared, but the new maps are only playable in this mode. London Calling: With your fellow knights of the sky, join the aerial clashes high above the British capital in the new Air Assault game mode . Read More »

Samsung's new patent reveals in-display camera and fingerprint scanner

However, Samsung might have an answer to the iPhone X notch design and we are going so far as to say that the tech giant might even find a way to one-up the Cupertino tech firm. It appears that Samsung may work on a flagship smartphone that will deliver very close to 100 percent screen-to-body ratio by embedding the sensors under the screen. Read More »

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

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DACA, established in 2012 by Trump predecessor Barack Obama , protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose parents brought them into the country illegally as children. "I didn't hear it, and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was", Cotton said on CBS's " Face the Nation/ ". The Democrats fired out an all-caps email blast saying: "ON TUESDAY, DONALD TRUMP SECURED HIS LEGACY AS A CHAMPION OF CRUELTY". Read More »

HMD Global sets its launch event at MWC on 25 February

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Last year, the company had done the same thing - launching the Nokia 6 globally at MWC after having launched it China a month before that. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas said in a tweet that the company has been "super busy" planning for the Mobile World Congress and at the end of the tweet, he said, "please expect it to be awesome ". Read More »

El Paso Electric Co (NYSE:EE) Sentiment Improved, Despite

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Nordic American Tankers Limi now has $370.48 million valuation. North Star Investment Management Corp. boosted its stake in shares of General Motors Company by 18.5% in the third quarter. Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Company has invested 0.01% in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). The insider TISCH JAMES S bought 100,000 shares worth $2.46 million. Read More »

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Physical Versions Coming in March

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The Farewell episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm which allows players to take control of Max Caulfield for a final time in a prequel to Before the Storm . For $69.99, players can get the Vinyl Edition which includes all the items from the Limited Edition in addition to the soundtrack on, you guessed it, vinyl. Read More »

You Might Want To Turn Off Instagram's New, Humiliating 'Activity Status'

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If you think this new Activity Status is a step too far, you're not alone. This will disable the feature entirely, so no one will be able to snoop on your activity, but you won't be able to snoop on your friends' activity, either. If a given contact is using Instagram at that moment, you'll see the words "Active Now". It will also read "active now" if that user is currently on the app. Read More »

Google Arts & Culture app lets users find their artwork lookalike

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Download the " Google Arts & Culture App" from the Google play store if you are an android user. While the accuracy of the app in finding your doppelganger is a matter of different debate altogether, the app certainly provides a fun way to discover a famous painting that looks at least somewhat like you. Read More »

Google To Fix Google Home And Chromecast WiFi Bug With Software Update

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Some devices were also spotted with the same problem that was initially found to exist in Google's "Cast" feature. Google quickly confirmed the problem, even before it came to light that the issue is widespread. If you'd like to give it a try yourself, you can download it (v11.9.73 beta) over at APK Mirror, or join the beta testing group. According to the engineer, that could exceed over 100,000 packets, an amount that "may eventually cause some of router's primary features to shut down - ... Read More »

Samsung begins mass production of 16 Gb GDDR6 memory

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Samsung continues to deliver new memory products based on the 10 nm technology, and this time we are talking about the industry's first 16 Gb GDDR6 chips for use in next-gen graphics cards, as well as network, automotive, and artificial intelligence applications. Read More »

WhatsApp Introduces new Dedicated App for Businesses to Connect With Their Customers

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WhatsApp said its business accounts would be available beginning on Thursday through a WhatsApp Business application in the Google Play store in Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico and the United States. While businesses will need to use this new app to communicate with customers, for the general WhatsApp user, there's no change. WhatsApp competes in a crowded market that also includes Facebook's Messenger application, Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat and numerous other messaging services. Read More »

December 2017 US NPD Group Results

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The Switch wasn't the only victor last month, the 3DS saw its best month since December 2014 in December 2017. Nintendo said in the release since Switch launched 10 months ago, it has sold over 4.8 million units, making it "the fastest-selling home console in USA history". Read More »

Tecno Camon I with 5.65-inch HD+display launched

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Coming to the specifications , the Tecno Camon I arrives with a 5.65-inch FullView display that delivers a HD+ resolution of 1,440×720 pixels. The 13MP front camera comes with a single-tone LED flash. The smartphone supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G VoLTE as well as ViLTE. We get a large 3050mAh battery in the device. The key focus area central to our India strategy for 2018 is "Camera-centric" smartphones line-up enabled with Full View display. Read More »

Nintendo Labo Costs £60 And Upwards In The UK

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Nintendo Labo is a series of accessories that can be easily put together with the Switch itself to create several different objects, including playable pianos, fishing rods, and more . Materials to construct two RC Cars are included. What's your first impression of the Nintendo Labo? Leaning your body or turning the handlebars left and right controls the motorbike. Read More »