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No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company
- January 17, 2017

But WhatsApp can force the generation of new encryption keys for offline users "unbeknown to the sender and recipient of the messages", it said. However, the company maintains that there is no link between the innovation and an existing issue of encryption overriding. (more...)
Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies aged 82 Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies aged 82
- January 17, 2017

After logging more than 5,000 hours, Captain Cernan was selected as one of fourteen astronauts for NASA's Gemini IX mission in October 1963. Cernan also piloted the Gemini 9 mission in 1966 and was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 in 1969. (more...)
NCLT set to pass order on Tata-Mistry case on Jan 18 NCLT set to pass order on Tata-Mistry case on Jan 18
- January 17, 2017

On October 24, Cyrus Mistry was unceremoniously ousted as Chairman of Tata Sons on October 24 and moved NCLT on December 20 through Cyrus Investments and Sterling Investments, two Shapoorji Pallonji Group firms - alleging mismanagement of Tata Sons, and oppression of the company's minority shareholders such as his family. (more...)
BT aims to crack down on nuisance calls BT aims to crack down on nuisance calls
- January 16, 2017

The former telecoms state monopoly was keen to stress that it was bringing in a free service-dubbed BT Call Protect-that was "the first of its kind in the United Kingdom". Vickie Sheriff, director of campaigns and communications at Which?, said the new service was a sign that telecoms companies were finally start to take seriously their responsibility to tackle nuisance calls. (more...)
Here's the most common password of 2016 Here's the most common password of 2016
- January 16, 2017

Killing "123456" as a password choice will not much help: four of Keeper Security's top 10 passwords and seven of the top 15 use six characters, or fewer. This leaves the job of stopping users from hurting themselves to overworked IT administrators and website operators, they say. The list of most frequently used passwords has not changed much over all these years and the users are not aware of risks involved with weak passwords. (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans Prediction/Preparation New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans Prediction/Preparation
- January 16, 2017

Lewis finished the day with 41 yards rushing with a touchdown, 23 yards receiving with a touchdown, and had a 98 yard kick return touchdown. Despite finishing the game with 287 passing yards and two touchdowns, his pair of interceptions and offensive struggles throughout the game left him frustrated. (more...)
One of FBI's 'most wanted' captured in Texas One of FBI's 'most wanted' captured in Texas
- January 16, 2017

Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into the jail. Authorities said Strickland was among a group of men arguing in front of a Milwaukee home July 17. The law enforcement officers quickly moved in to apprehend the fugitive. A $100,000 reward was being offered in the Strickland case but it was not immediately clear Sunday afternoon if anyone had a claim to it. (more...)
Swansea City v Arsenal, Premier League 2016/17 Swansea City v Arsenal, Premier League 2016/17
- January 16, 2017

And we all know teams that lack confidence never get the rub of the green when their luck is out. Two Swansea own goals in the second half put the tie to bed, and Alexis Sánchez put the final nail in the coffin with just over fifteen minutes still to play. (more...)
CBS to Obama: Country 'Deeply Appreciates' Your Restraint on Trump CBS to Obama: Country 'Deeply Appreciates' Your Restraint on Trump
- January 16, 2017

In the interview, Obama first brought up the issue of partisanship when asked if anything about being president surprised him, and he responded that he was surprised by the " level of severity of partisanship in this town [Washington, D.C.]". (more...)
Trump threatens to slap 35% tariff on BMW imports Trump threatens to slap 35% tariff on BMW imports
- January 16, 2017

Speaking Monday in Berlin , Germany's deputy chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Trump's approach toward BMW was misguided. Sigmar Gabriel the Economy Minister of Germany said in an interview with Bild , that instead of attempting to penalize carmakers from Germany, the US should respond through building more desirable and better vehicles of their own. (more...)
Beijing wants all mobile app stores registered Beijing wants all mobile app stores registered
- January 16, 2017

The move comes after Beijing passed a law previous year that banned apps which were deemed to threaten national security, disrupt the social order, and perform other illegal activities. China's app laws have previously targeted the New York Times itself. These new rules appear to be created to protect consumers from apps that intentionally steal or victimize users. (more...)
Amazons Mysterious Wireless Tests Require FCC Permission Amazons Mysterious Wireless Tests Require FCC Permission
- January 16, 2017

Transmissions of up to five minutes max suggest a system health monitoring setup rather than, say, a command-and-control network for drones, and with Kennewick being one of Amazon's call centres the experimental network clearly needs to function in a high density, high occupancy building. (more...)
SpaceX launches ten satellites for Iridium Communications SpaceX launches ten satellites for Iridium Communications
- January 16, 2017

SpaceX returned to flight on Saturday after a four-and-a-half-month hiatus. Image: Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, US. These 70 Iridium NEXT satellites - replacing the initial Iridium satellites with upgraded platforms - are scheduled to be deployed by early 2018. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. (more...)
Nintendo Switch sold-out at Amazon and GameStop Nintendo Switch sold-out at Amazon and GameStop
- January 16, 2017

The Verge noted that the Joy-Con, in this configuration, looks like a knockoff of the Xbox One controller . The new "Legend of Zelda": Breath of the Wild will feature an open-world RPG game with several features included. There's also no certainty that the Nintendo Switch will actually provide a full 32GB of room. For more on Nintendo , watch our video. But it also could just be a Swiss Army knife with a tiresome blade. (more...)
LG is going all out to ensure the LG G6 doesn't overheat LG is going all out to ensure the LG G6 doesn't overheat
- January 16, 2017

This would allow Samsung to remove the home button in front of the screen. One of the phones that is anxiously expected is Samsung's 2017 flagship cell phone, the Galaxy S8 . His statement coincided with a previous report that Samsung will be releasing the results of its investigations into the Galaxy Note 7 explosions before January ends. (more...)
Run Newspaper Warns of 'Military Clash' if South China Sea is Blocked Run Newspaper Warns of 'Military Clash' if South China Sea is Blocked
- January 16, 2017

The Global Times editorial came in response to Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, saying China should be denied entry to the disputed territories for its aggressive domination in the region. "What the United States in failing to recognize is that China is not as dependent on the United States as the United States thinks that it is". The U.S. (more...)
Potential Spoiler: New Breath of the Wild menu hints at story delivery Potential Spoiler: New Breath of the Wild menu hints at story delivery
- January 16, 2017

Split the controller into two and slide them into the grooves either side of the Switch console and you have a fully-fledged portable console to wrap your hands around. Nintendo has eased concerns that its new gaming console, Nintendo Switch , will be in short supply come its worldwide release on 3 March. However, that would cost the player $49.99 for either the left or right Joy-Con controller . (more...)
Wintry mix with freezing rain arrives later today Wintry mix with freezing rain arrives later today
- January 16, 2017

New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Travelers Sunday should expect longer drives and be aware of invisible ice that could cause risky driving conditions early this morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. And Sunday should be. mostly cloudy with a high near 34. Northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour becoming west southwest in the afternoon. (more...)
Nokia Is Back: To Launch New Smartphones In Barcelona In February Nokia Is Back: To Launch New Smartphones In Barcelona In February
- January 16, 2017

Nokia is partnering with HMD Global for its smartphones' hardware design for the next 10 years. Nokia 6, as of now is restricted to China, and it will be going on sale for the first time via JD.com on January 19. These two devices are apparently featured in the following video, and they appear to lack any physical buttons on the front. Despite the big numbers, the Nokia 6, on paper, does very little to impress seeing how competitive the smartphone market is today. (more...)
Launch of Smallest Satellite-Carrying Rocket in Japan Failed Launch of Smallest Satellite-Carrying Rocket in Japan Failed
- January 16, 2017

The SS-520 rocket, which stands around the size of a power pole, lifted off at 8:33 am (2333 GMT) into a clear sky at the Uchinoura Space Centre in southern Kagoshima Prefecture. The small satellite carrier, roughly a fifth the size of JAXA's mainstay H-2A launch vehicle, was a three-stage rocket based on a two-stage model that the agency has been using. (more...)
The Top Nintendo Switch Games To Look Out For
- January 16, 2017

The Nintendo Switch will come out with an internal storage of 32 GB which is expandable through a MicroSD card slot. The Switch uses a standard USB-C connection, meaning that it will easy to charge on the go. Now on to what really makes or breaks a system, the games . The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild heads to Nintendo Switch on 3 March. Borderlands franchise is also making its way to the silver screen as a movie based on the hit video game series is also in development. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Can Support 2TB Micro SDXC Cards
- January 16, 2017

With two playful new controllers , called JoyCon, attached on each side, the Switch also has a touchscreen, a major feature of the company's last two portable devices and its current home console. If it follows through on the Switch's promise and applies its gaming chops, it could win both markets. Invite friends to play online, chat with them, and set play appointments, all from your phone. (more...)
Xbox Boss On New Nintendo Switch, Super Mario & The Legend Of Zelda Xbox Boss On New Nintendo Switch, Super Mario & The Legend Of Zelda
- January 16, 2017

Speaking to Game Informer , the company clarified that the Switch uses the SDXC standard, which can have up to 2TB cards. According to Mirror, the much awaited hybrid console will be unveiled earlier than expected. A two Joy-Con bundle will be a more reasonable $79.99, but the Pro controller will have a price of $69.99. Online retailer GameStop has sold out of its first Nintendo Switch allocation. (more...)
Titanfall Mobile Game Canceled, Never Made It Past Beta Titanfall Mobile Game Canceled, Never Made It Past Beta
- January 16, 2017

The card game is now in closed beta. Titanfall: Frontline hadn't updated their Facebook page since November so it isn't that shocking to see the game fold. The post also states that they want to build on the concepts in this game to bring Titanfall to mobile devices in the future. " Titanfall: Frontline's closed beta will be winding down in the next few days, and servers will go offline on January 20, 2017", read the update. (more...)
Delhi Tailor, Father Of 5, Confesses To Sexually Assaulting Hundreds Of Girls Delhi Tailor, Father Of 5, Confesses To Sexually Assaulting Hundreds Of Girls
- January 16, 2017

While walking on those the streets, the police team spotted a CCTV camera installed at a house. Deputy Commissioner of Police, East district, Ombir Singh Bishnoi, said, "We started the probe after filing three FIRs against unknown people under sections of rape and abduction at the New Ashok Nagar police station on statements of three minor girls - all aged between 9 and 10 years". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Will Actually Support MicroSD Cards Up To 2TB In Size Nintendo Switch Will Actually Support MicroSD Cards Up To 2TB In Size
- January 16, 2017

The Switch will retail for $299.99 and will dispatch on March 3. The games themselves are identical, resolution aside, whether played on the Switch's 720p, 6.2in touch display or plugged into a telly in full HD, so the transition should be seamless. (more...)
Windows 10 is getting a high-performance Game Mode Windows 10 is getting a high-performance Game Mode
- January 16, 2017

The Creators update will resolve all the Windows 10 related problems. Windows 10 Creators Update will bring 3D enabled features, especially a 3D enabled version of its graphics program Paint. Post the update, Xbox One users will be able to press the Xbox button on their controller to draw up the enhanced Guide on the screen's left side. At the event, held in late May and early June, it also announced that it will be working with Intel to create head mounted VR displays compatible with ... (more...)
GameStop's Initial Nintendo Switch Stock Allocation Has Sold Out GameStop's Initial Nintendo Switch Stock Allocation Has Sold Out
- January 16, 2017

Only at GameStop, customers can make their Nintendo Switch purchases more affordable and trade games, consoles and electronics for credit to apply towards their purchases of Nintendo Switch products. The sideway configuration is also ideal to use for classic games like Super Mario Bros. and Zelda. We also get a glimpse at a few new mechanics like with Mario's iconic hat, that was shown to have a pair of eyes towards the end of the trailer. (more...)
Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights Kerber has Serena in Aussie Open sights
- January 15, 2017

Serena Williams has vowed to not let the joy of her recent engagement sink in just yet, declaring her focus is only on claiming a seventh Australian Open. Williams equalled Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 grand slam titles past year when she clinched her seventh Wimbledon crown and sits just two away from the all-time record held by Australia's Margaret Court. (more...)
Moon Express Fully Funded for Trip to the Moon Moon Express Fully Funded for Trip to the Moon
- January 15, 2017

The team hopes that its journey will include an economical lunar exploration and will disclose new development for different people in the industry, including students, scientists, space agencies and commercial interests, said Richards. This is a unique competition because the participants have to get 90 percent of funds from private sources. Moon Express and Rocket Lab are counting on the schedule to come together in time for a moonshot by the end of the year. (more...)
Is The Losing Streak Over For Nevada Casinos? Is The Losing Streak Over For Nevada Casinos?
- January 15, 2017

We have some stronger casinos now, and internet gambling continues to increase. Overall, the Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa reportedly remained Atlantic City's top casino a year ago as its $769 million in annual revenues were more than twice those earned by its nearest competitor, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. (more...)
The Exane Derivatives Buys Shares of 1998 Celgene Corporation (CELG) The Exane Derivatives Buys Shares of 1998 Celgene Corporation (CELG)
- January 15, 2017

Finally, Orbis Allan Gray Ltd raised its stake in shares of Celgene Corporation by 12.4% in the third quarter. In addition to Zacks Investment Research reporting its target price, a total of 22 brokers have issued a report on the stock. (more...)
Oscar nominations to go online this year Oscar nominations to go online this year
- January 15, 2017

Instead of inviting the press and publicists to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater to witness Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs , along with a couple of Academy members, read out the list of nominees live, the Academy has chose to produce its own in-house announcement presentation, which will be offered via a life stream on the web at Oscar.com, Oscars.org and on the Academy's digital platforms. (more...)
Watch Tom Brady make pancakes in Intel's Super Bowl LI ad Watch Tom Brady make pancakes in Intel's Super Bowl LI ad
- January 15, 2017

Ad agency mcgarrybowen in NY created the Brady Super Bowl spot. The first matchup is quite intriguing, as the Falcons are a team with a potential MVP victor of a quarterback at Matt Ryan and hold the better overall record. New England has won four titles in six Super Bowl appearances since 2002. And that would mean that Brady vs. Rodgers on the biggest stage would finally happen. (more...)
Guardiola: Kompany could return, Jesus transfer not complete Guardiola: Kompany could return, Jesus transfer not complete
- January 15, 2017

And Yaya missed few times like that. Experiencing his first taste of Champions League football this campaign, Stones admits he has endured a topsy-turvy time in his opening half of the season with his new club but insists his mistakes are behind him. (more...)
Maiden Ranji crown for Gujarat Maiden Ranji crown for Gujarat
- January 15, 2017

Parthiv scored 143 in the final innings, which is the 4th highest score in the fourth innings in a Ranji final after 249* by Denis Compton in 1944-45, 152 by Jasu Patel in 1950-51 and 144 by Manish Pandey in 2009-10. Middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer made a fine half-century to keep multiple-time champions Mumbai in the hunt after the title holders conceded the first innings lead to Gujarat in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here today. (more...)
Tesla Supercharger prices set at £0.20 per kilowatt hour in the UK Tesla Supercharger prices set at £0.20 per kilowatt hour in the UK
- January 15, 2017

In a post on its website yesterday, Tesla finally revealed the charges all its new buyers will be required to pay to use its high-speed charging network. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said this week expanding the Supercharger network - now 5,000 units at about 800 stations along USA highways - is a "top priority". (more...)
Roadmap agreed at Cyprus reunification talks - Turkish FM Roadmap agreed at Cyprus reunification talks - Turkish FM
- January 15, 2017

At the center of the disagreement are the approximately 30,000 Turkish troops stationed on the island. According to Eide, although no major breakthrough has been announced at the Cyprus conference attended by Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci along with foreign ministers of three guarantor states Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom, the talks gave ground to optimism. (more...)
6 children missing after Baltimore house fire 6 children missing after Baltimore house fire
- January 15, 2017

The rescued children were an 8-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy. Reiterated Catherine Pugh , Baltimore's mayor: 'I can't imagine the pain of a mother or father who has to suffer this kind of loss '. Surviving the blaze were Malone's two sons along with a sister. Although fire officials had not yet identified the woman at the time, Rep. He said he had not been at home during the blaze as he was working at a restaurant. (more...)
Trump not committed to 'One China' policy Trump not committed to 'One China' policy
- January 15, 2017

Taiwanese authorities consider the island an independent country. Mr Trump angered the Chinese by taking a congratulatory phone call after his election win from Taiwan's leader and questioning the "one China" policy. Three-quarters of those who think Russian Federation inserted itself in the presidential election believe the country did so in order to help Trump, and 89 percent say it's a very or somewhat important problem. (more...)

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