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Encrypted communications app Signal gets video calling, CallKit integration

Open Whisper Systems , the company behind open-source messaging app Signal , has published a new blog post today detailing the newest addition to its product - video calling . Instead of displaying two unique words on the callers' screens that they can read to each other to confirm the call is secure, the update version will now simply warn users if their contact's encryption key was suspiciously changed. Read More

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HTC is reportedly launching a mobile VR headset this year

Created to be used in conjunction with its brand new flagship smartphone HTC U Ultra, the VR headset will have mobile at its heart and be a challenger for those products at the cheaper end of the market. A new take on mobile VR? HTC might have something else planned that doesn't include placing a phone inside of a headset. But there are more affordable options like the Gear VR and the Google Daydream View that work by plugging in your phone to a cheap headpiece. Read More

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Nokia's legendary 3310 rumored to return at MWC

Nokia's legendary 3310 rumored to return at MWC

They recently launched the Nokia 6 in China at the price of only R3 377, featuring a 5.5 inch display with full HD resolution and 2.5D Gorilla Glass for protection. Stay tuned for more news and update about the upcoming Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 . While many other manufacturers will also uncover their flagship phones, Nokia could be the center of attraction due to the high anticipation that people have for the brand. Read More

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'Pokemon GO' Adding New Johto Pokemon This Week

In addition to the new Pokemon , Niantic is also including new Evolution items for evolving Pokemon , and a new purchasable accessory and outfit options for customizing your trainer. The Pinap Berry can double the amount of candy earned from catching a Pokemon if the next ball thrown brings a successful catch; the Nanab Berry can slow the wild Pokemon's movement. Read More

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Super Earth Discovered With 60 New Planets

One planet - Gliese 411-b - strongly resembles Earth and tells researchers that it is possible for stars close to the sun to have their own planets with orbits potentially supporting alien life. The planets help scientists understand the formation of new planetary systems and give them targets for future images. According to astronomers, the planet basically shows all closest stars to the sun have planets circling them, and some of these could resemble Earth. Read More

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India dismisses Chinese protest against Taiwanese delegation's visit

China has lodged a strong complaint with India over a rare visit by a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation, warning New Delhi to follow the "One-China" policy and not have any official contact with Taipei. "Some Indians view the Taiwan question as an Achilles' Heel of the mainland". He said "the Indian side has made commitment on the Taiwan-related issues" and hoped "India would understand and respect China's core concerns and stick to the One China principle and prudently deal with ... Read More

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The AGF Investments Inc. Buys 59730 Shares of Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Returns and Valuations for Honeywell International Inc. The company's a year ago sales total was 9.52 Billion. Investors of record on Friday, November 18th were issued a $0.665 dividend. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.30%. Read More

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Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date

Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date

The company followed it up with a new vehicle the same year which came to be known as the 'Prius Hybrid' - the world's first mass produced hybrid passenger vehicle. According to Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor North America, "The Prius stands as an icon for sustainability and efficiency, and is a shining example of what you can achieve when you have the right idea to help solve a problem". Read More

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Apple orders 160 million Samsung screens for the iPhone 8

However, combined with reports of a larger edge-to-edge screen to fill in the real estate on the front of an iPhone 8, a question of physical packaging comes into question - how does Apple plan to cram everything in? Kuo says he expects the new iPhone 8 to have the same dimensions as the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7, but with the battery capacity of the more capacious 5.5-inch iPhone 7. Read More

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Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Insiders Move Reflect Future Prospects

The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) could bring EPS of $0.22/share. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 3rd. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Read More

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Qantas domestic flights to get Netflix, Spotify and Foxtel

The service utilises NBN's Sky Muster satellites. This will be a boon to those who don't now subscribe to Foxtel, as they will offer their service via the app, free, for three days every time a customer flies. Similarly, Spotify will offer a 30 day trial of its advertisement-free Premium service, which is also offered to all new subscribers. Domestic travellers will be able to tune in to their favourite TV shows, live sports and listen to any song they like thanks to the Flying Kangaroo. Read More

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Tuesday Apple Rumors: iPhone 7s May Use Aluminum Casing

Rumors continue to suggest that the device will have an OLED screen with curved edges and recent massive scale purchases of OLEDs from Samsung Display certainly lend weight to those rumors. The Wireless Power Consortium, which is made up of some 200 organizations that promote a single wireless charging standard, confirmed to CNNTech that Apple joined the group last week. Read More

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The Nintendo Switch is bringing back the LAN party

Nintendo outlined their plans for downloadable content for their flagship title on the new Nintendo Switch . "The 3DS team and the Wii U team have different approaches to game development, so I don't necessarily want to combine them and have them think together, but rather have each think about what they can bring to Nintendo Switch from their own perspective". Read More

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Nokia set to relaunch classic 3310 handset

Nokia set to relaunch classic 3310 handset

The device features a full HD 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM and a 16MP rear camera. The smartphone manufacturer will finally be rolling out Nokia 6 to other markets along with the mid-ranged Nokia 3 and 5 at this year's MWC event. One of its most recognizable devices was the 3310, a handset that sold a whopping 126 million units worldwide. While the Nokia 3 will be an entry level Android phone and is expected to priced at Euro 149 (about Rs 10,500). Read More

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Back to the Future? Flying cars go on sale

Both vehicles were reportedly developed in compliance with existing US and European regulations. To get your hands on that vehicle, all you need is $400,000, which otherwise can get you a nice, sleek and perfectly new Rolls-Royce Dawn. What's more , it draws power from two separate Rotax engines commonly used in small airplanes. It has a 100 mph top ground speed, with a 0-60mph time of around 9 seconds, and it has 817 miles driving distance on a full tank with fuel efficiency of 31mpg. Read More

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PS4 4.50 Update Brings External HDD Support

PS4 4.50 Update Brings External HDD Support

Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console. Users will be able to expand their storage space by plugging in a USB 3.0 HDD. What do you think of the other new features? PS4 Pro owners may even get some goodies. The notification list is losing the tabs and instead presenting all notifications in a simplified list. Read More

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Stock Price of Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX) Increases 18.16%

Stock Price of Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX) Increases 18.16%

The firm had revenue of $764.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $725.08 million. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 9%. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 12.3 percent. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Skechers U.S.A., Inc.is 1.04 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.08 Billion. Read More

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American Girl's newest doll is...a boy?

American Girl's newest doll is...a boy?

How much will the American Girl boy doll cost? American Girl, the store that caters to little girls with dolls that can cost upward of $115, is adding a new character to its line of dolls. " Logan Everett ", stands 18-inches tall, and plays drums alongside pint-sized singer Tenney Grant in Nashville , Tennessee. As noted by The Huffington Post , this year's much larger crop of new dolls being introduced. Read More

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We Need to Create a Digital Geneva Convention — Microsoft President

He also called on the tech industry itself to provide assistance in the way the Red Cross operates. Microsoft has already partnered with other companies on cybersecurity. The issue of nation-state hacking has heated up in the aftermath of the USA election, with the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation sought to sway the election in favor of President Donald Trump. Read More

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Com Premium moves out of Preview, but only in the US

Microsoft's rolling out its new Outlook Premium service, which lets you hook the service into your own domain and offers up that email account ad-free. At the moment, Outlook.com Premium appears to still be US only, so you'll have to wait for access if you live elsewhere in the world. Powered by the new Outlook.com - Gain access to a new, modern inbox that includes enhanced security, privacy, and reliability features. Read More

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Valve is ending Steam Greenlight, will replace it with Steam Direct

Valve is ending Steam Greenlight, will replace it with Steam Direct

In their blogpost, Valve explained their move to bring Steam Direct into action, "Thus, over Steam's 13-year history, we have gradually moved from a tightly curated store to a more direct distribution model". That will require paying another fee though. Users could express their interest in Greenlight games, without making a purchase commitment. The merits of each game would be pitched to the audience and those garnering the most votes would go on sale. Read More

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Why did Disney work with PewDiePie in the first place — Twitter reacts

Maker Studios said in a statement that while Kjellberg's channel is popular due to him being irreverent and provocative, the studio is ending its affiliation with him because he crossed the line. Videos published on January 11, January 17 (in which Kjellberg defended himself against criticism for the January 11 video), and January 22 have also been removed from the PewDiePie account. Read More

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