January 24, 2018

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Amazon Anytime Could Be The New Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Competitor


Anytime will also tie in with businesses, so you will be able to book a table at a restaurant for example, and shop, with a heavy tie in to Amazon highly likely. Apart from this, options like ordering food, pooling bills and sharing locations is also part of the app. Consider this: Amazon's Echo products and Alexa app allow users to chat with one another . Read More »

Flat US inflation in June raises questions for Fed


Retail sales dropped 0.2 percent last month. If consensus forecasts are correct, CPI will continue to outpace the Bank of England's 2% target and will put pressure on policymakers to consider hiking rates beyond 0.25%. inflation data in June and an unexpected fall in retail sales fueled doubts about an interest rate increase later this year. As a result, traders trimmed expectations of a rate hike by the end of the year, with dollar interest rate futures pricing in about a 55 per cent ... Read More »

New studies link coffee drinking to lower risk of dying


In the USA study , African Americans, Japanese Americans, Latinos and whites who drank more than four cups of coffee a day showed an 18% lower risk of dying prematurely in the 16 years of follow-up, compared to non drinkers. Just take it as a little bit of evidence that your coffee habit might not be as bad as everyone thinks. The study does have limitations, and the researchers were not able to pinpoint a causal relationship, or why coffee appears to have these health benefits. Read More »

Gold Inching Down Toward $1200 Ahead Of Yellen

According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, foreign institutional investors bought a net NT$11.13 billion (US$364 million)-worth of shares on the main board, picking up large-cap electronics stocks, which sent the weighted index up 1.22 percent. Read More »

Sky is shaking up the way you pay for and watch sport


All 10 will be available as part of a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99, Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99 or Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99 . Viewers will enjoy a host of new programmes, including: a nightly Premier League debate show on Sky Sports Premier League , masterclasses and coaching clinics from some of the biggest names in sport including Shane Warne, Butch Harmon and Rob Key, live golf previews ahead of selected European and U.S. Read More »

Lauren Conrad Welcomes Baby Boy


Lauren Conrad is probably glowing because she's a new mom. Little Liam was the couple's first child, weighing in at 6 lbs., 14 oz. She captioned the post: "And then there were 5". Being a new mom, Conrad knew the fact that it is going to be more of her sleepless nights, but she revealed that they are both excited to experience parenting. Read More »

Pikachu Dons Ash's Hat For Pokemon GO's Birthday


The other thing is the introduction of the Anniversary Box, which is a time-limited offer in the Store. July marks the first year since Pokemon Go was released and made unbelievable waves in the mobile gaming and augmented reality industry. Read More »

Computer glitch lists several Nasdaq tech stocks at same price


Nasdaq said the insane prices came from test data it sent out that was "improperly" used by third party companies that supply their information to websites . "Any data messages received post 5:16 PM should be deemed as test data and purged from direct data recipient's databases", the second-biggest USA exchange said in a statement . Read More »

Hotshots rescue 2 fawns from Goodwin Fire on Friday


Throughout the week of fighting the fire, more reports of the drone in the area were received, said the sheriff's office. The fire is 44 percent contained. More than 1,200 firefighters have been involved in quelling the blaze. Police said the drone was discovered in his van and seized . All firefighting aircraft had to be grounded for about an hour on Wednesday, June 28 . Read More »

Pacquiao Disappointed With Refereeing During Fight With Horn


Afterwards Smith said Pacquiao had been "robbed by some dude from Australia called Jeff Horn who has a corny nickname in The Hornet". It was the battle of Brisbane , that's for sure. "Nagpahiwatig na (He has given a hint)", said Winchell Campos, a Team Pacquiao member, after the Bible service attended by close to 200 worshippers at the Sofitel Brisbane ballroom. Read More »

Jerry Bruckheimer Confirms 'Top Gun' Sequel, Reveals Release Date!


Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel is preparing for take-off. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past. "It's going to be a competition film, like the first one", Cruise previously said. A Spider-Man: Homecoming followup is set for a week earlier, while The Lion King opens a week later. Read More »

Albany's expensive, unextraordinary session limps to an end


The Assembly didn't do so, though, but were poised to pass the bill as part of the latest agreement. The extra sales-tax revenue is worth an estimated $1.8 billion to counties next year, according to the state Association of Counties. "This is an extraordinary session". Another issue the governor plans to push is enhanced pension payments for some police officers, firefighters and members of the New York City Employees' Retirement System, echoing elements of a Republican proposal that ... Read More »

Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack


The source of the attacks was not immediately clear. Both asked victims to pay Bitcoin to get their files back, and both use a similar flaw to spread through networks. National Security Agency (NSA) and was also used in last month's ransomware attack, named " WannaCry ". "We stand ready to support any requests for assistance", officials said in a statement . Read More »

The first iOS 11 and tvOS 11 public betas are now available

The software has been available to developers since WWDC 2017 but is now available to anyone willing to test it. iOS 11 beta 2 introduces a very long list of bug fixes to address issues that were discovered in the first beta of iOS 11, and registered developers should read over the extensive release notes to get an idea of what's been fixed. Read More »

Watch SpaceX launch a used rocket and attempt an extra-tricky landing


SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket launching BulgariaSat-1 on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. SpaceX seems to have upped their game since the last re-flight of a previously-used rocket in March 2017. It's unclear if SpaceX plans to fly that booster for a third time. Read More »

YouTube TV Set to Stream to Ten More Markets


While you won't be able to see what's behind you in 180-degree videos , according to Google , the new format will offer the same 3D immersive experience you would expect a good VR experience to deliver. The company also announced that YouTube TV would expand to 10 more markets "in just a couple of weeks", including Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Read More »

Google will kill Android Market on June 30


While this may prove mildly inconvenient for people clinging to old smartphones, what's more surprising is the fact that Google was still supporting the old app store. Do you have an Android device running Android 2.1 or below with Android Market? More than 100 apps using the same code base (named Ztorg ) have been uncovered since then, though the latest pair of malicious apps removed from the Play Store are a bit of an outlier. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

Haley said while Warmbier's memory will always be a blessing to his family, "it will also serve as an indelible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship". In the 17 months since Warmbier was taken, another two Americans have been detained, both in the airport under similar circumstances. "Working with such a country, we must achieve the goal of the complete dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program". Read More »

Cavs, Wolves Join Celtics In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks


This report comes around the same time as reports that the Indiana Pacers have been discussing Paul George with other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers . Jimmy Butler to Celtics: Will it finally happen this summer? If the Celtics don't end up landing Anthony Davis , it appears as if they're ready to deal their high draft picks in another direction. Read More »

Do You Own A 4K TV?

Xbox head Phil Spencer believes that the PS4 Pro (or PS4 ) can not compete with the Xbox One X . The executive told Eurogamer: "I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X . For one, it boasts of powering 4K games, which means it uses high-end technology. The projected cost of the game console is 39,99 thousand. "You ask who is that person today?" Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X during the recent E3 event. Read More »

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates


The news comes during the Kepler Science Conference and NASA's Kepler exoplanet week, to celebrate the successes of these missions and the scientists who have made exoplanet discoveries possible. Earth might have more company in the universe. If Kepler, the planet and its star don't line up, we can't see a transit. The result: 4,034 exoplanet candidates. Read More »

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

Ireland's new prime minister will meet his British counterpart, Theresa May , for the first time on Monday to discuss Brexit and the political deadlock in the Northern Irish regional assembly. But he added: "A little side bargain to keep Theresa May in power, a temporary little arrangement, won't have any integrity". "We have two weeks from today to get the Northern Ireland executive up and functioning again and to try to bring in a new chair is actually a waste of time and a ... Read More »