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Defoe strikes as Sunderland continue Leicester woe Defoe strikes as Sunderland continue Leicester woe
- December 04, 2016

Next week, it's another big game at the bottom as the Black Cats travel to South Wales to face Swansea. Lynden Gooch (right) was stretchered off in Sunderland's 2-2 draw against Tottenham. "I'd love to say the two changes I made at half-time were tactical genius, but they were both enforced - Steven's eye close over and he had blurred vision and Jason felt ill". (more...)
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
- December 04, 2016

The pardon would avert Bergdahl's court-martial trial, which is slated to begin April 18. He could face up to life in prison. Bergdahl was quickly captured after walking off his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, and held as a prisoner by the Taliban and its allies until President Barack Obama exchanged five Guantanamo Bay detainees for his safe return, saying the USA 'does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind'. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi dissuades Congress MPs from raising hacking issue in Parliament Rahul Gandhi dissuades Congress MPs from raising hacking issue in Parliament
- December 03, 2016

Congress' account is being hacked, why not of BJP's?". "Does it not prove the inherent cyber security risks that exist for all electronic transactions and payment gateways?" he wondered. Recently around 1.38 million people are following Rahul Gandhi on twitter. Swamy said that Rahul has angered people with his behaviour and by opposing the government's decisions including the demonetisation. (more...)
Chief Of Product Comes With New Acquisition Chief Of Product Comes With New Acquisition
- December 03, 2016

Frenzy offers a way to make quick plans with friends, while WZD is a blend Facebook and Snapchat that lets you share what you're doing with friends by posting photos and videos layered with emojis and text. "To capture this large opportunity, and drive daily active usage across the millions of people at the top of our funnel each day, we're refining our core service in four key areas: onboarding, the home timeline, notifications and tweeting". (more...)
Carlsen retains World Chess Championship
- December 02, 2016

He sacrificed a pawn on the 30th move and romped home another eight moves later. In the third game, however, "the Mozart of Chess" showed the Russian why he had earned that title as he won it while playing with black. Carlsen, the Norwegian defending champion and No. 1 seed, entered the championship as a heavy favorite, but Karjakin , the relatively unheralded No. (more...)
Buzz Aldrin, 2nd man on moon, evacuated from South Pole
- December 02, 2016

Aldrin was stable when taken to McMurdo air base in Antarctica. The NSF, which runs the US Antarctic program, flew Aldrin to the McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast, and he's expected to continue on to New Zealand. Aldrin will be flown to New Zealand next, the NSF said . DC, UNITED STATES: This 20 July 1969 file photo released by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. (more...)
US economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter US economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter
- November 30, 2016

While business investment remains a weak spot, solid labor-market progress and steady household purchases kept growth on track ahead of the holiday shopping season. This report will include the first snapshot of corporate profits in the third quarter. With wages and salaries growing at an annual 6.7% pace, Stanley noted, "the consumer is likely to continue to spend for the foreseeable future". (more...)
Samsung Restructuring Efforts Could Split Company In Two And Boost Shareholder Value
- November 29, 2016

Samsung says it increase total dividends in 2016 by 30% compared with 2015, bringing the annual dividend amount to KRW 4 trillion (EUR 3.2 billion). Samsung Electronics could be about to split its company in half, just as the US hedge fund management firm Elliott Management -which owns 0.6 percent of it- proposed it to the South Korean giant last month. (more...)
NU Receives Number One Seed In NCAA Tournament NU Receives Number One Seed In NCAA Tournament
- November 28, 2016

The 4:30 p.m. match will feature Wichita State (24-7) of the Missouri Valley Conference and TCU (14-12) of the Big 12 Conference. The Pioneers will play the Cardinal on Friday, Dec. UTAH (20-11) is back in the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season. The Utes finished a program-best tied for fifth in the Pac-12. If the Utes get by the Rebels, BYU will have to get past Princeton (19-4) in the first round for the potential rematch. (more...)
Facebook and LinkedIn Spam Campaign Spreads Locky Ransomware Facebook and LinkedIn Spam Campaign Spreads Locky Ransomware
- November 27, 2016

The threat uses an SVG file to take down people and their accounts, so you want to start worrying about that sort of thing now. Security researchers have discovered ransomware being spread through images and graphic files being shared on social networking sites including Facebook and LinkedIn. (more...)
AMAs 2016: Justin Bieber Performs From Zurich Concert
- November 24, 2016

Gomez said she had to stop her touring to get back to fix what was broken inside of her. Despite an overwhelming lead in American Music Award nominations, Drake has already been knocked out of the running for artist of the year by fan votes. (more...)
Volkswagen Electric auto roadmap revealed
- November 24, 2016

The operating margin is to double from to 4 percent by 2020 from about 2 percent in 2015, with a further increase to 6 percent by 2025. In today's top Volkswagen stories, new TDI Audi models will be built in the US but remain absent from USA markets, while Volkswagen believes that of its major brands Audi , Porsche and VW, there's only space for one diesel model to make a comeback. (more...)
Facebook's Chinese takeaway could see certain posts silenced Facebook's Chinese takeaway could see certain posts silenced
- November 24, 2016

Facebook is one of the many USA companies seeking to infiltrate China's very large but secured Internet market. While the company has publicly championed free speech, Facebook has also previously restricted content in Pakistan, Russia, and Turkey, acquiescing to the cultural and legal demands of foreign nations. (more...)
Microsoft Solitaire Collection Now Available on iOS and Android Microsoft Solitaire Collection Now Available on iOS and Android
- November 24, 2016

World's most popular solitaire game is now available on mobile platforms. Today Microsoft has released Solitaire Collection for Android and iOS . This marks the first time in nearly 2 and a half decade that Microsoft has extended the game to other platforms. There are daily challenges for players to complete. (more...)
Closest supermoon in 68 years shines bright Closest supermoon in 68 years shines bright
- November 23, 2016

The moon's orbit around the Earth is elliptical, which means the distance from Earth varies 25,000 miles in the course of its orbit. But the best time to catch the full moon stood at 9:52 p.m., when it was at its absolute fullest. The biggest, brightest full moon in almost seven decades is lighting up the night sky across the world this week. The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon . (more...)
In shift, Trump says humans may be causing global warming
- November 23, 2016

The head of his Environmental Protection Agency transition team, Mr Myron Ebell , has questioned the scientific evidence behind global warming. Stephen Cornelius, Chief Advisor on Climate Change at WWF-UK said: "This COP is the first stop after Paris and it needs to cover and take up the issues to make Paris work and be implemented, so that is what it is doing". (more...)
UK Exclusive HTC Evo 10 Debuts With Android Nougat And Water Resistance UK Exclusive HTC Evo 10 Debuts With Android Nougat And Water Resistance
- November 22, 2016

We will let you know about the phone's pricing and availability dates as soon as HTC makes an announcement. HTC has not announced the price for HTC 10 Evo yet. You can even re-do it when in different situations (be it bad weather or on a train) to keep it optimized. The HTC 10 EVO measures 153.9 x 77.2mm and weighs 174g, 30 gm more than the HTC 10. (more...)
Space station trip makes NASA's Peggy Whitson the oldest woman in space
- November 21, 2016

Her mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, Nov. 18 (Kazakh time.) At 56 years old, Whitson broke the record previous held by Barbara Morgan. The first female Chief Astronaut at NASA, she also is the oldest woman to launch into space. For the record, Peggy Whitson has already spent 377 days in space and performed multiple spacewalks. (more...)
Global smartphone sales up 5.4% in Q3 led by Chinese vendors
- November 21, 2016

According to Gartner , worldwide sales of smartphones to end-users totaled 373 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a 5.4 per cent increase over the third quarter of 2015. This, Gartner claimed, can be partly credited to Samsung's aforementioned Note 7 dramas, as buyers were more likely to stick with Android than defect to Apple's iOS. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online
- November 21, 2016

During its most recent earnings, Amazon downplayed these speculations, saying the new Vehicles site is simply meant to be a research destination. Thanks to Amazon it's very easy to research cars online but what about purchasing a auto online like other products? In terms of the vehicle selection, Fiat has good reasons to offer these three models in the country. (more...)
Fallout 4 PS4 Pro support coming in next patch Fallout 4 PS4 Pro support coming in next patch
- November 21, 2016

This mod is extensive and it adds more than five thousand lines of voiced dialogue (using the original voices from the game) and 50 voice types. That means you won't be getting Thomas the Tank Engine in the game - or, for that matter, The Simpsons . (more...)
West Brom Face Competition From Newcastle for Leeds Full-Back Charlie Taylor West Brom Face Competition From Newcastle for Leeds Full-Back Charlie Taylor
- November 20, 2016

Leeds United and Newcastle United met in the league today for the first time since the death of Gary Speed, who played for both clubs during his career. Vurnon Anita and Ayoze Perez combined on the right side of the area to carve open Leeds' defence and the former's cross was steered home by Gayle at the far post. (more...)
Google suspends accounts of people behind Pixel resale scheme
- November 19, 2016

Still, anyone who used their primary Google account to buy phones for that unidentified dealer got a taste of swift, secretive corporate retribution. The company emailed users who had been banned, noting that it had reviewed their appeals and re-enabled their accounts. " Google's slogan is 'Don't be evil, ' but to me, there is nothing more evil that what Google has done here", Super said . (more...)
Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean
- November 19, 2016

The Obama administration announced Friday it is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers and industry representatives who say the move will make the USA more dependent on foreign energy sources. (more...)
Facebook to buy back up to $6 billion in stock
- November 19, 2016

Facebook is buying back $6 billion of its stock from shareholders, the company announced in a SEC filing on Friday. "The program will be executed consistent with the company's capital allocation strategy of prioritizing investment to grow the business over the long term". (more...)
Samsung hooks up with Qualcomm for superfast Snapdragon 835 Samsung hooks up with Qualcomm for superfast Snapdragon 835
- November 18, 2016

In comparison, Quick Charge 3.0 only fast charges up to 80 percent in 35 minutes (a rate of 2.29 percent per minute) or up to 34 percent in 15 minutes. Qualcomm also adds that the Snapdragon 835 will be commercially available in new products in the first half of 2017, which is when the Quick Charge 4 technology will also debut on the market. (more...)
Firefox's new iPhone browser hides you from advertisers' eyes Firefox's new iPhone browser hides you from advertisers' eyes
- November 18, 2016

Firefox Focus does take it a step further, though. The app was originally launched on the App Store nearly a year ago, but at the time was designed as an ad-blocking utility that could remove ads and trackers from iPhone's Safari browser. (more...)
China expects Trump to make a 'smart decision' on climate China expects Trump to make a 'smart decision' on climate
- November 17, 2016

China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters that Trump's previous claims that the country had created global warming to make USA manufacturing non-competitive simply couldn't be true because other Republican presidents worked on climate negotiations. (more...)
Tinder swipes 'yes' to transgender users Tinder swipes 'yes' to transgender users
- November 16, 2016

A new update from Tinder is embracing the transgender community, moving away from the binary male/female fields to allow users to instead describe their gender if they wish. "I think that assimilating trans people into a mainstream dating pool is one step towards our evolution; not only as a subculture, but as a global community". (more...)
Trump to Huddle With Pence as He Nears Cabinet Decisions
- November 16, 2016

The lawsuit originated in 2014 when Obama declared that parents of children who entered the USA before they were 16 years old would be offered deferred enforcement. Pence is no stranger to digital protests from supporters of abortion rights. He is anti-science, anti-women, and anti-lgbt. Clinton also did something that Pence is fighting not to do. (more...)