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Contaminated eggs supplied to Irish food businesses, says FSAI Contaminated eggs supplied to Irish food businesses, says FSAI
- August 12, 2017

They have reportedly pinned the source of the insecticide to a supplier of cleaning products in the Netherlands . A statement from the FSA said: "Investigations into the Fipronil incident in Europe continue". It is thought that fipronil was added to disinfectant used on some chicken farms. Testing of eggs on farms is under way across the United Kingdom and results to date for England and Wales show no exposure to Fipronil . (more...)
Dow ends at ninth straight record, S&P 500 also hits all-time high Dow ends at ninth straight record, S&P 500 also hits all-time high
- August 09, 2017

But much better data on U.S. job openings from a survey called JOLTS shocked the market, leading equities on both sides of the Atlantic to push into positive territory. Goldman Sachs was up 0.77 percent and JPMorgan 0.61 percent. The S&P hasn't had a move of more than 0.5 percent since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. (more...)
AMD unveils Vega gaming GPU lineup AMD unveils Vega gaming GPU lineup
- August 02, 2017

As far as the Radeon RX Vega 56 is concerned, the $399 price tag earns you 56 compute units, 3584 stream processors, the same amount of RAM as the Radeon RX Vega 64 pair but with a lower bandwidth of 410GBps. Following moths of speculations and anticipation, AMD has finally unveiled the Vega gaming GPU family of Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 . (more...)
LG V30 Rumored To Be Great For Low-Light Photography LG V30 Rumored To Be Great For Low-Light Photography
- August 02, 2017

But we can expect the phone will launch by the end of this year or may be earlier. As expected , the LG V30 will be officially unveiled at LG's August 31 press conference for IFA 2017 , which will be held in Berlin from September 1 to September 6. (more...)
Microsoft wants you to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months Microsoft wants you to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months
- August 01, 2017

The Surface Plus and Surface for Plus for Business are available for United States customers and businesses online and in-store. Microsoft just announced a new financing option for Surface Laptops, Surface Pro 2017s, Surface Books and Surface Studios . (more...)
Resigned Mayawati seeks comeback by regaining dalit vote bank Resigned Mayawati seeks comeback by regaining dalit vote bank
- July 19, 2017

She has been in national politics since a bit of time now. "She is trying to find a niche for herself for 2019 (general elections )", said Dr Aftab Alam, associate professor of political science of Aligarh Muslim University. "Instead of pacifying the members of the ruling party, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha asked me to curtail my speech, citing it was exceeding the time limit of three minutes", Mayawati said in her letter. (more...)
Is Square Enix game coming to Nintendo Switch?
- July 17, 2017

After successfully defeating their foes, the trio is greeted by none other than Woody, Buzz and the gang from the Toy Story franchise. With the voice acting in this trailer done in Japanese, it isn't clear if original film voice actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Rotzenberger and Wallace Shawn will reprise their characters in Kingdom Hearts III . (more...)
White House attacks CBO health care inaccuracy, misspells 'inaccurately'
- July 14, 2017

Under the Trump budget, the federal deficit would total $720 billion by 2027, compared with a $16 billion surplus estimated by the White House, the CBO said in an analysis of the president's budget released Thursday. The White House blueprint would cut $2 trillion in mandatory spending, including $1.9 trillion on health care. It wasn't. FactCheck.org concluded that despite overestimating the number of people who who get subsidized insurance through ACA exchanges and underestimating the ... (more...)
PS4 Pro Destiny 2 Limited Edition Bundle Revealed PS4 Pro Destiny 2 Limited Edition Bundle Revealed
- July 11, 2017

The difference with this bundle is that it's a PS4 Pro - the enhanced version of the console that packs in stronger processor and graphics rendering capabilities, along with an additional USB port and factory-standard 1TB hard drive. Not to mention new weapons, armor and gear unlocked. Some things in this world don't serve much of a objective, and Sony's Destiny 2 "Limited Edition" PS4 Pro is one of them. (more...)
BBY Stock Crashes - Here's Why Best Buy is Toast BBY Stock Crashes - Here's Why Best Buy is Toast
- July 11, 2017

Wonder who Amazon is going after...? Best Buy has mostly escaped the pressure of the Amazon effect, but was hit Monday by a Recode report that Amazon has been hiring a team of people to offer in-home product installations, competing with Best Buy's "Geek Squad". (more...)
Nintendo Details 'Splatoon 2' Game Modes, Companion App, Demo Nintendo Details 'Splatoon 2' Game Modes, Companion App, Demo
- July 08, 2017

On Saturday, July 15 from 3-7pm PT / 6-9pm ET (or, in the United Kingdom, a separate event from 6pm on the same day), players will pick whether cake or ice cream is better, then fight and die to prove their point. You'll need to download the free demo of the game in advance, but you'll be able to play on the 15th July 2017, nearly a week before it's out on the full launch on the 21st. (more...)
WhatsApp's new features aimed to improve user experience WhatsApp's new features aimed to improve user experience
- July 04, 2017

This feature allowed users of the app to apply or rather change the font of text before sharing with friends. Last year, WhatsApp introduced new strong, italic and strikethrough textual styles alongside fixedsys monospace text style too. A report by Express UK suggests that the Facebook-owned WhatsApp is planning to add new features. You've probably heard of this feature, but this one is way different from what you already know about Night Mode . (more...)
Ducey declares state of emergency, directs funds toward Goodwin Fire Ducey declares state of emergency, directs funds toward Goodwin Fire
- June 30, 2017

The Mayer Justice Court was closed on Wednesday, due to the mandatory evacuation caused by the Goodwin Fire , Yavapai County Deputy Court Administrator Shelly Bacon said . The fire was ignited by a weed-burning torch. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Utah interagency fire managers would like to remind the public of increased wildfire danger across the state. (more...)
The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled
- June 30, 2017

Hopefully this time Nintendo will be making enough to keep up with demand, instead of what happened with the NES Classic . The Super NES Classic edition comes with 21 built-in games and two controllers. Among these include Donkey Kong Country , The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past , Earthbound , and Star Fox . You'll actually have to unlock Star Fox 2 as a bonus game by finishing the first level of the original Star Fox . (more...)
Sonoma victory is special for Kevin Harvick Sonoma victory is special for Kevin Harvick
- June 30, 2017

His vast experience on road circuits led one to believe it was the vehicle and not him that was the problem. "I can say this now, but I had mixed emotions about how the year was going to go just because of the fact that we had a lot on our plate to switch over", Harvick said. (more...)
Minecraft Cross Play and 4K Update
- June 15, 2017

Merriam added that more players can adventure together on the Server experiences. Instead of having to dig up an IP address, Microsoft will let server owners expose their communities directly in Minecraft itself, allowing players to apply to join at the touch of a button. (more...)
'Hidden Agenda' is the next social game from the 'Until Dawn' crew 'Hidden Agenda' is the next social game from the 'Until Dawn' crew
- June 14, 2017

With PlayLink , you can connect Android tablets and phones by using the companion PlayLink app, and playing PlayLink specific games downloaded onto your PS4 console. Also happening will be secrets sent to each players phone that gives them an agenda, other players then need to figure out what it is these players have up their sleeve. (more...)
Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
- June 13, 2017

The new app review guidelines stipulate that developers may no longer create their own pop-ups to ask for a rating. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has new App Store policy updates that move any voluntary in-app tipping to the category of formal in-app purchase and Apple can take its 30% cut. (more...)
Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer' Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer'
- June 11, 2017

Of course, you can use the HomePod to access Siri with voice commands. The HomePod will offer strong audio with an array of seven tweeters, each with its own amplifier, and an upward-facing woofer. And Apple's biggest consumer hits - such as the iPhone or the iPod - haven't historically been the first in their category. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
- June 10, 2017

Little progress has been made since then, with technology executives and their companies taking a stand against the Trump administration's policies, including the "travel ban" on people traveling from nations with large Muslim populations. He gave a short account of how he finally found his goal in life after coming to work for Apple and then-CEO Steve Jobs, whose 2005 speech at Stanford University in which he urged graduates to "stay hungry, stay foolish" is still referenced today. (more...)
Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming
- June 09, 2017

Yahoo anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017. The layoffs, which affect roughly. Mayer is not expected to remain at Yahoo after the sale is completed. TechCrunch reports that 14,000 employees now work at AOL and Yahoo . According to TechCrunch, Verizon will downsize staff at AOL and Yahoo by about 15 percent once the merger is finalized. (more...)
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
- June 07, 2017

New features like Files app, Dock, a new way of multitasking using Split View, and the addition of Drag and Drop. Apple has announced it is is launching a smart home speaker and electronic assistant called HomePod , created to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home devices. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 06, 2017

It is also created to work with Apple Music subscriptions, able to access your music library and make recommendations based on song history. When you say "Hey Siri", it starts listening for your command or question. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter. Once you've said that command, it sends an anonymous Siri ID and encrypted communications to and from Apple's servers. (more...)
16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver
- June 03, 2017

She only spoke up once, to confirm her name. Family members could be heard sobbing at times as prosecutors read out a two-page description of the murder. Nelson pulled the auto over and escaped into a nearby building, where he started pushing buzzers and shouted that he was "going to die". "For him. Because somehow I had to let him know I know what happened to him and that I was so sorry I couldn't be there to help him", she said . (more...)
Siri Speaker To Be Unveiled At WWDC, Apple Already Manufacturing Device Overseas
- June 01, 2017

That product was created to more closely resemble a Sonos-like Wifi-connected device without a smart assistant, and was killed by Apple following the acquisition. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated during the past few earnings calls that he expects Apple's services business to reach the size of a Fortune 100 company within the next few years, offsetting flagging hardware sales. (more...)
Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims
- May 30, 2017

The suspected bomber grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Greater Manchester Police hopes to resume normal intelligence relationships - a two-way flow of information - soon but is now "furious", the BBC understands. (more...)
UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas
- May 29, 2017

Al-Jadida was one of the hardest hit Mosul neighborhoods during the first weeks of the operation to retake the city's west. The Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary force, known as Popular Mobilisation, is theoretically under Abadi's command. The U.S. -led coalition has repeatedly praised Iraqi forces for showing respect for human life in the Mosul fight, but there have been instances of high civilian casualties due to the use of artillery and airstrikes. (more...)
Lance Armstrong engaged to girlfriend Anna Hansen Lance Armstrong engaged to girlfriend Anna Hansen
- May 25, 2017

YES!" Armstrong captioned the photo, which was taken on a boat in Lake Austin in Texas . Armstrong and Hansen have been dating for almost 10 years and have two children together - a 7-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. The cyclist recently opened up about his ex-fiancee, 55-year-old country star Sheryl Crow , during an interview with Howard Stern , where he revealed that the couple had a "great" relationship, despite having issues "never" seeing each other due to their fame. (more...)
Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash
- May 25, 2017

Graco is recalling vehicle seats. Specific instructions on how to find the webbing tag code and date of manufacture are available on the Graco safety advisory webpage . "As such, these auto seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, 'Child Restraint Systems'". Graco reportedly will replace the harnesses free of charge. (more...)
Investigators Monitoring North Korea Sanctions Hit — UN Cyberattack
- May 25, 2017

The links between the WannaCry ransomware and the Lazarus group , which is believed to be responsible for several high-profile attacks, are deeper and more substantial than previously thought, according to new evidence unearthed by security researchers . (more...)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $3.95 Per Share QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $3.95 Per Share
- May 24, 2017

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc has invested 0.13% in QUALCOMM, Inc . ( NASDAQ :QCOM) or 582,110 shares. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be paid a $0.57 dividend. (NASDAQ:QCOM) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 21. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Mizuho. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, December 17. (more...)
Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
- May 23, 2017

UN's Head of Global Cyber Crime, Neil Walsh, said Bitcoin could be used as a way of tracing these hackers, since the malware locked computers by showing a message that requires the user to send £230 ($300) to restore access to files. The NSA belatedly informed Microsoft of the weakness just three months ago, allowing Microsoft to build a patch but, evidently, not giving it sufficient time to fully mitigate the flaws security impact. (more...)
Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy
- May 22, 2017

Should the North want talks with the U.S., Tillerson said that Pyongyang should refrain from conducting nuclear or missile tests for a certain period of time so as to create the right atmosphere for talks, according to the official. A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul . (more...)
Here Is our First Look at the Next Microsoft Surface Pro Here Is our First Look at the Next Microsoft Surface Pro
- May 22, 2017

The upcoming Microsoft Pro has been leaked online, giving us a quick glance into how the company is uplifting its 2-in-1 line-up. The Surface Pro 4 is an extension of Microsoft's original vision and can still be considered a tablet that can function as a laptop, versus the other way around. (more...)
The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?
- May 21, 2017

China's cyber authorities have repeatedly pushed for what they call a more "equitable" balance in global cyber governance, criticising U.S. dominance. If you find a problem, disconnect your machine immediately from the internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi). The researchers have posted the tool on their blog for free download ad have cautioned that it only works if the infected system has not been rebooted since the attack and the files have not been locked permanently ... (more...)

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