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Morgan Stanley tops estimates on underwriting, wealth management

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It also beat out Wall Street's earnings per share estimate of 77 cents for the quarter. Morgan Stanley shares are in the green in pre-trading activity, after the banking giant reported better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. Investors had attributed a higher value to Goldman for about a decade but a collapse in trading revenue past year has hit the bank harder than its rival. Read More »

This Text Message will 'Blow up' your Apple Gadgets

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A new flaw called "text bomb" has been discovered, affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers. Although the bug does not cause permanent damage, it will cause restarts and multiple freezing. Masri claimed that he released the bug "to get Apple's attention" and that "Apple needs to take such bugs more seriously". This renders the attack useless unless someone was to copy the code and post it on another platform to be disseminated again. Read More »

Overwatch's 'Blizzard World' Map Will Be Launching January 23

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Well, Blizzard World is nearly here now! Blizzard World was first revealed at the BlizzCon 2017, the annual community event held by Blizzard Entertainment. Check out the sprays closely and you can see some of the skins that have already been revealed as well as some new ones we haven't seen before. Leading up to the official release next week, we'll be unveiling new cosmetics each day for the next six days. Read More »

Intel's Meltdown And Spectre Patches Causing Reboots On PCs With Newer Processors

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As we continue these efforts, I would like to express my appreciation to many of our partners, including Dell, HPE, HPI, Lenovo and Microsoft , for joining our Security-First Pledge . "Generally speaking, the workloads that incorporate a larger number of user/kernel privilege changes and spend a significant amount of time in privileged mode will be more adversely impacted". Read More »

How NAB and Westpac infiltrated Amazon's Alexa launch in Australia

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Like Google's Assistant, Alexa will have its own way of answering questions and talking to those connection around the home, but more importantly it will have the ability to understand the diverse Australian accents, with the way we speak a big part of what makes a smart speaker usable. Read More »

Toyota finally adopts Apple CarPlay

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Apple CarPlay is now standard on the Avalon as well, Hollis said . The Avalon also gets an upgraded eight-speed transmission, which replaces the old six-speed unit. The front and rear overhangs are shorter but the Avalon is wider and the wheelbase is two inches longer to reinforce car's premium aura and sporty stature. Read More »

Google to open five more datacentre regions across the globe in 2018

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Since Google controls the design and the construction of the cable, the company has full say over the technical specifications, he noted. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 13.40%. "Overall, these investments mean faster and more reliable connectivity for all users and customers", a Google spokesperson told Mashable . The Havfrue, which will connect the U.S. Read More »

Google Arts & Culture's art selfies are bringing fun back to the internet

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When I first opened the app, I didn't really know what to do or where to go. One of these is the Twitter user catland rose dewitt bukater , who wrote that she was upset about the fact that the app was not available in Chicago. . (And for those of you with privacy concerns, Google says submitted selfies are deleted as soon as a match is found.) Google classifies the feature as experimental, which seems appropriate since the matches range from frighteningly accurate to outright hilarious. Read More »

Hyundai breathes new life into quirky Veloster coupe

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Here was an odd, not very useful hatchback that wasn't very good to drive from a brand that desperately needed crossovers and SUVs. Hyundai's first US market N model leverages the outstanding, new-for-2019 Veloster platform, showcasing an even higher level of performance appealing to the most discerning of automotive enthusiasts. Read More »

Vision 2022: Ford will boost investment in electric vehicles

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The planned investment significantly exceeds the firm's previous target of investing $4.5 billion (£3.3bn) by 2020 and marks a shift in capital investment away from family cars with internal combustion engines to developing more trucks and low carbon vehicles. Read More »

Vivo showcases phone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018

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Back in December we heard that Synpatics in display fingerprint scanner had entered production and now Vivo has shown off a new smartphone with the technology at CES. The important thing here is the inclusion of a Synaptics in-display fingerprint reader . This is according to market research firm TrendForce, which believes in-display fingerprint sensors will make a breakthrough this year, with vendors Samsung , LG, OPPO, Vivo , Xiaomi and Huawei likely to embed this technology, ... Read More »

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

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This upcoming remaster is being developed by the same studio that originally developed Rogue - Ubisoft Sofia - and figures to greatly enhance the original title's visuals. Unlike previous Assassin's Creed games, Rogue looks at the world from the other side, with Shay starting as an Assassin that ultimately falls to the Templar side of the war. Read More »

Bitcoin Tumbles As South Korea Mulls Closing Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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The South Korean government has said it plans to impose a ban on cryptocurrency trading, sending Bitcoin prices down and causing turmoil on the cryptocurrency market. Last September, South Korea banned initial coin offerings , and then in December, the government proposed legislation that would limit how traditional banks would interact with cryptocurrency . Read More »

Google acquired speaker tech startup past year

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According to regulator filings, the shares of Redux' holding company were transferred to Alphabet in early December previous year. The company could conceivably use the HTC team's expertise with Redux's technology to reduce speakers, create more room inside its smartphone cases, and create different-looking devices. Read More »

Facebook Dismisses Claim WhatsApp Chat Groups Can Be Infiltrated

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A report from Wired says that a group of researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany discovered a major flaw in WhatsApp group chat mechanism. The fear for some people is that this security flaw will result in WhatsApp being coerced by government agencies into allowing the flaw to be exploited to eavesdrop on conversations. Read More »

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 officially unveiled at CES 2018

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Both the XA2 and XA2 Ultra will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo. The big upgrade this year is that they're moving from Mediatek Helio processors over to Qualcomm's Snapdragon line - both include the Snapdragon 630. The XA2 Ultra will come in four different colors such as gold, blue, black, and silver. Lastly, the company also introduced an entry level Sony Xperia L2 along with the above-mentioned smartphones. Read More »

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Turn 2018 Golden Globes Into Date Night

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Antonia Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you Janelle Kidman for what you fought for so hard'. The Actress in a Limited Series for her depiction of Celeste Wright in hit-TV series " Big Little Lies ". In Scientology terminology, that's "suppressive person", and someone who "seeks to upset, continuously undermine, spread bad news about and denigrate betterment activities and groups". Read More »

Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play

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Packing 11.6-inch displays , they're completely fanless and offer up to ten hours of battery life , Acer says. On the display front, Acer has released both standard and non-touch display options with the capability to run Android apps available on Google Play Store. Read More »

Microsoft's Spectre and Meltdown update is breaking AMD PCs

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The PC industry is still trying to come to grips with the fallout from the revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities . With Windows 8 and Windows 7 on older silicon (2015-era PCs with Haswell or older CPU), we expect most users to notice a decrease in system performance. Read More »

Former Google Engineer Who Wrote Diversity Memo Files Suit

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He's not alone in this claim as another ex-employee from Google, David Gudeman, has lent his support to Damore's cause. Shortly following the memo's release, Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai announced that the memo had violated Google's code of conduct "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace". Read More »

Samsung's new 8K TV features AI, can upscale video to 8K

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The Wall of Samsung is not restricted to resolution or form either, being a "self-emitting" TV having micrometer scale LEDs that are way smaller than present LEDs. Samsung has also created what it describes as "AI Upscaling", and as with today's 4K/UHD displays which can usefully upscale "ordinary" HD to near 4K quality, Samsung will use similar technology tricks to boost 4K to 8K visibility. Read More »

HP recalls 50000 consumer notebooks following "overheating" concerns

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Consumers should visit HP.com to see if their battery is affected. HP is recalling about 50,000 consumer notebook batteries for free, which were originally sold as part of a HP notebook itself or as a standalone accessory. HP is also providing a BIOS update that places the battery in "Battery Safety Mode" so that the notebook or workstation can be safely used without the battery by connecting to an HP power adapter. Read More »

Nintendo's Switch Is The Fastest Selling Gaming Console Ever

This surpasses the Nintendo Wii at 4 million and is the "highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in USA history". Those games themselves managed to accrue some impressive review scores and sales numbers as well, meaning the Switch is and will likely remain a powerhouse in terms of moving units and making mountains of cash. Read More »

NCP wants Triple Talaq Bill be referred to Select Committee

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When the marriage remains, why send husband to jail: It has been argued that after the Supreme Court verdict, instant triple talaq will not have any effect on a marriage. Similarly, they should ensure smooth passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, he added. "The way triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, it will be passed in the Rajya Sabha too with constructive debate and discussion". Read More »

Apple Not Happy With Clothing Company Using The Name Steve Jobs

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La Repubblica Napoli reports that the brother realised Apple had failed to trademark its founder's name, Steve Jobs, and decided to make use of the opportunity. Well, now those different-thinking chickens have come home to roost as Apple has to sit back and watch Steve Jobs jeans take Europe by storm. The court decided that the brothers could use the "bite" mark on the "J" was not a bite because letters are not edible. Read More »

Miss America President Reportedly Resigns After CEO's Vulgar Emails Surface

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The statement came hours after 49 former Miss Americas signed a petition demanding the resignation of Haskell and other pageant officials, as did more than 1,600 state and local title-holders, contestants and pageant volunteers. Prior to the MAO board's decision, dozens of former beauty queens had signed a letter calling on the organization's leadership to step down. The board on Friday suspended Haskell , pending an investigation into the emails. Read More »

TZH: Salman Khan film smashes records!

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Apart from Tiger Zinda Hai , Salman Khan's other blockbusters that earned the fastest three-day entry in the Rs 100-crore club are Bajrangi Bhaijaan (earning Rs 102.60 crore) and Sultan (Rs 105.53 crore). It's been a battle of so many films at the box office, but most fail in comparison to Salman Khan's film. The film has had a sensational run at the Box Office so far and earned about Rs 114.93 crore in three days. Read More »

Google mastermind Eric Schmidt to step down from role in JANUARY

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Republicans have long accused the company of being too cozy with Democrats, and Schmidt's efforts to help Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. Read More »

We Will Win 135 Seats in 2022 Gujarat Assembly Elections: Rahul Gandhi

On Saturday morning the Congress chief visited Ahmedabad and held zone-wise "introspection meetings" in Gujarat's Ahmedabad to ascertain reasons for the party's defeat. He further attacked former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai for conspiring with the BJP, saying that "he created a fallacious web of corruption". Read More »

Winter Solstice, Daylight Relief in Sight

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While it's winter for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, people in the Southern Hemisphere experience it as their summer solstice with the longest stretch of daylight. If you live in the southernmost USA, your earliest sunsets are in late November, according to EarthSky.org. And if you happen to live north of the Arctic Circle, you'll get none. Read More »

Apple Inc. Admits to Slowing Old iPhones: Will This Hurt AAPL Stock?

Singapore Polytechnic student Kirstin Yip, 19, who has owned three iPhones, including the 6s and 7 models, said: "As a millenial, I'm always on my phone, so fast performance is important to me". Apple charges US$79 to replace batteries not covered under the phone's warranty. Two of the top reasons were features you might expect to draw upgraders. Read More »

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Performance testing done with the help of specialized applications have confirmed that there is indeed a difference between two similar devices, one powered by a battery that is aging, and the other, with a new battery . Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature. Your iPhone really does slow down as it becomes outdated. Read More »

Magic Leap Unveils AR Goggles

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A wireless controller is used as input. Magic Leap promises an experience similar to what is already offered by Microsoft's HoloLens , including mixed reality gaming, the ability to fill the real world with persistent, lifelike digital objects, and soundfield audio adding to the overall "real" feel of the experience. Read More »

Google's Chrome Will Start Removing "Failing" Ads In February

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According to Google, the goal is to stop showing ads from sites that use intrusive advertising experiences starting February 15. The revelation follows a Monday reveal by the Coalition for Better Ads of guidelines for companies like Google to create better web browsing experiences. Read More »

John McCain returns to Arizona, will miss GOP tax vote

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McCain, 81, was admitted last week to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to receive treatment for the "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy". Mr. Trump said he had spoken with Mr. McCain's wife and wished her well. "They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won't", Trump said. Read More »

NASA discovers new planet 2500 light years away, thanks to Google AI

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Google used data collected by NASA's exoplanet-hunter, the Kepler Space Telescope, to develop its machine-learning computer program. One light-year equals about 9.5 trillion kilometers (5.8 trillion miles.) The rocky planet is much close to the Kepler-90 star than earth is to our sun and orbits it once every 14.4 days. Read More »

Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers

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The investment will enable Apple to "get better supply and better pricing, and it makes it more hard for Android phones to compete", said Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher at Loup Ventures. The design process at Apple balances creating ground-breaking technology against the manufacturing challenge of finding suppliers who can provide the number of components needed to put new features inside hundreds of millions of handsets. Read More »

Top 5 Star Wars collectibles for Star Wars fans

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It comes in a specially designed box and includes Kylo Ren case. OnePlus has teamed up with Disney to launch the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in India to celebrate the release of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi . 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 »