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Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals


To determine whether the original sounds and Wikie's versions matched, the researchers asked human judges to decide, and then ran computer algorithms to provide a more objective assessment of the similarities. "Interestingly, the mammals that can do best are marine mammals". Animals that live with people or who are habituated to them through captivity may copy elements of human speech in order to strengthen social bonds, Angela Stoeger-Horwath, a bioacoustician at the University of Vienna ... Read More »

The Nintendo Switch has already outsold the Wii U


The Switch's sales figures are impressive all round: over 47 million Switch games have now been sold, with Super Mario Odyssey alone accounting for more than 9.07 million of those. The unstoppable ascent of Nintendo Switch continues. Then again, even if I am getting impatient at the lack of them, I can't deny the current first-party titles are incredibly enjoyable. Read More »

Apple iOS 12 Delays New Features to Focus on Reliability

In the meantime, Apple plans to fix performance and quality issues plaguing its mobile operating system. But it looks like the Cupertino-based tech firm is adopting the macOS update strategy as it is said to skip some new features in the upcoming " iOS 12 " and focus exclusively on making it more stable release. Read More »

Oreo Beta 3 released for the OnePlus 5T, bringing Navigation Gestures


The OnePlus 5 , for example, came with a rear panel that looked awfully similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. The OnePlus 5 and 5T are receiving their second OxygenOS Open Beta update this month, and while there are a few added features and bug fixes, OnePlus is also removing something that it just added a couple weeks ago - its Clipboard app. Read More »

Samsung posts record fourth-quarter profit


Kim Kyung-Min at Daeshin Securities said the fourth quarter results were slightly lower than market expectations, with sales projected to be 66 trillion won and operating profit at 15.8 trillion won. Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that it has chose to dramatically lower the face value of it stocks, as it posted record highs in sales and operating profits in the fourth quarter on rising chip demand. Read More »

Former DBack GM Loses Battle to Cancer


The illness that affected Towers was not widely known, but former D-backs manager A.J. Hinch, while leading the Houston Astros to the World Series , revealed that his former boss was in a battle with cancer . His tenure in Arizona was likewise characterized by ups and downs. Towers' staff is responsible for drafting current D-back relievers Archie Bradley and Braden Shipley, plus starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was traded to the Cleveland Indians a year later in 2012. Read More »

Pelicans Trade for Nikola Mirotic Has 'Fallen Apart for Now'


The Pelicans have expressed a hesitancy for the Bulls to pick up the Mirotic option for 2018-'19 because they're uncertain if they'd want him and his $12.5 million salary for that season. Sports Chicago's Vincent Goodwill reported earlier Tuesday that Chicago would be sending Mirotic to the Pelicans in exchange for Omer Asik and a first-round pick. Read More »

The Future of Space Food Is Spreadable Goo Made From Human Waste


Christopher House , professor of geosciences and director of the Penn State Astrobiology Research Center, said that they envisioned and tested the concept of simultaneously treating astronauts' waste with microbes while generating a biomass that is edible either directly or indirectly, depending on safety concerns. Read More »

Reinhart Partners Inc. Invests $434000 in Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Payden Rygel holds 0% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 600 shares. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. now has $1.57 billion valuation. Investors sentiment is 0.9 in Q3 2017. An increasing ROE indicates that a company is improving its ability to make profit without requiring as much capital. Read More »

Featured Stock to See: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)

About 2.03M shares traded. It has underperformed by 36.98% the S&P500. Warren Lammert increased its stake in Himax Technologies Inc. Sands Capital Management Llc bought 28,850 shares as the company's stock rose 20.33% with the market. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 1. It also reduced its holding in Pnc Financial Services Group I (NYSE:PNC) by 13,918 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 103 shares, and cut its stake in Stanley Black & Decker Inc ... Read More »

EA Pushes Anthem to 2019, Confirms Battlefield for 2018


Last week, a report surfaced stating Anthem would miss its "unrealistic" fall 2018 launch window and arrive on PC and consoles in 2019. Anthem was supposed to hit in fall of 2018, though a specific release date was not specified. The Sims 4 player base grew more than 35% yoy and had the highest performing expansion pack to-date for the franchise during the quarter. BioWare confirms Anthem's delay with new job listings that call for gameplay programmers, lead cinematic tools ... Read More »

Ticket gaffe: Guests invited to Trump's State of the 'Uniom'


A scripted speech like the State of the Union , with dedicated air time, gives Trump a prime opportunity to lay out his agenda and try to set a new tone. "So like previous year, he will speak in that vein to the country". Their guests will include immigrants who are among the almost 7,00,000 people who received protection from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read More »

Snapchat's Bitmoji Deluxe adds new skin tones and hairstyles


You can get the Bitmoji Chrome extension and, if you're feeling sassy, include your Bitmoji in an email. Snapchat has unveiled Bitmoji Deluxe , a feature which adds hundreds of options to customise your avatar, The Verge reported . The customizable digital mini-mes will now come with more options for skin tone, hair color and style, clothing and other aspects of the animated avatars. Read More »

Google invests in Indonesian ride hailing firm Go-Jek


Google has said it has invested in ride-hailing app GO-JEK, a leading Indonesian startup that offers online motorcycle and auto taxi services, as well as other services such as food delivery and mobile payments. Google's blog contained no specifics over the amount of money that Google would be investing with the startup, but a pair of sources, with information close to the situation, said that Google would invest approximately $100 million. Read More »

Buemi and Nakajima to partner Alonso in WEC


Graham Hill is now the only driver who has won the triple crown - he won Indianapolis in 1966, Le Mans in 1972, and took five Monaco grand prix victories between 1963 and 1969. The McLaren driver went on to say that he looks forward to driving alongside with his new team-mates Buemi and Nakajima, both of whom are experienced endurance racers. Read More »

LG Announces New G6, Q6 Color Options Ahead Of MWC 2018


The LG G6 will now come in Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet and Raspberry Rose colour options. To be specific, the G6 is getting the Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet and Raspberry Rose. The camera department comprises of a dual rear camera setup (13MP+13MP) with dual LED flash, 4K video recording, OIS and 71-degree wide-angle lens. The device has a 3300mAh battery under its hood with fast charging ability. Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What is it


The lunar eclipse will be viewable out west, but here on the East Coast, we'll just see a full bright moon. As the eclipse begins, Earth's shadow first darkens the Moon slightly. In the United States, the total lunar eclipse will only be visible in the West, Alaska, and Hawaii . Jarvis says it won't happen again for another 19 years, and astrologers believe the last one happened about 152 years ago. Read More »

Hyundai Motor unveils first rendering of the Santa Fe


There's no information on the new Santa Fe's powertrains, but we do know the new SUV will introduce a Rear Occupant Alert System that will tell the driver that there are passengers left in the auto - it will come in handy for those parents that forget their kids in the vehicle. Read More »

Microsoft's Slack Competitor Lets You Find and Use Apps


The new features will be rolled out to the web and desktop app of Microsoft Teams starting today for Windows. They can search for apps by category, app name or type ("Bots, Tabs or Connectors"), per Microsoft's announcement . Microsoft has made searching and discovering of the apps and services easier. You can also pick the apps that you'd like to surface in your personal app view or in a specific channel in Teams. Read More »

Maisie Williams denies leaking the Game of Thrones season eight air date


Also, Ellie Kendrick , who plays Meera Reed on the show, confirmed that she probably won't be back for the final season. That's a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. You know nothing about the new season of " Game of Thrones ". Asked about how she wanted Arya's story to end, Williams said that she wants her character to find peace. Read More »

Calling all video game creators, Facebook wants you


The amount Facebook will keep from these tips that it calls "fan support" isn't clear yet, but the company tells me that it's safe to assume there will be a revenue share. One of the features that will be part of this new pilot program is to allow gamers to stream their content in Full HD 1080p at a buttery smooth 60fps (of course this will also be dependent on the streamer's hardware and internet). Read More »

WhatsApp gets more convenient for Apple users with CarPlay integration


Earlier Siri was required to interact with the WhatsApp app on iPhone, but with CarPlay integration, users can now see a message as and when it pops up on their handset. You can send messages as well by dictating them to Siri. But what differentiates CarPlay support from Siri is that it allows users to receive messages as and when they receive it on their phones. Read More »

Nokia 3310 4G with YunOS and Wi-Fi Support Launched in China


The phone runs on YunOS while the earlier version of the phone came with Java-powered Feature OS. China Mobile will apparently carry the new 4G-enabled version starting sometime next month, although pricing remains under wraps. The new Nokia 3310 4G is meant to be introduced in those countries where the 3G model is not available or hasn't been that successful. A polarizing film is placed on the display of the phone that allow users to view the contents of the screen clearly under direct ... Read More »

Google formally owns a chunk of HTC's smartphone division now


Taipei will become the biggest research and development center of Google Inc., which completed a deal on Tuesday to acquire a large part of Taiwan's HTC Corp.'s smartphone assets, a Google executive said Tuesday. If Google decides to go down that route, however, we're hoping it will introduce some additional functionality, like having the option to remap the gesture out of the box, as the squeeze feature on the Pixel 2 left us wanting a bit more than it delivered. Read More »

Apple releasing new iPad, three Macs this year


Right now, only the Touch Bar-based laptops and the iMac Pro have Apple's own silicon, but this year will feature at least three more machines, including updated laptops and a desktop, with Apple's own co-processors the report says . The chip also handles Touch ID security. These are apparently arriving in the form of two laptops and one desktop, each sporting Apple's own new co-processors. Read More »

Anger grows in Kabul after ambulance bomb carnage


The attacks come after the Taliban promised to turn Afghanistan into a "graveyard" for foreign forces as they seek to regain their grip on the war-torn country. Tillerson says the ambulance attack is "a violation of the most basic worldwide norms". At least 11 Afghan soldiers are dead after Islamic State militants attacked troops guarding a military academy in the capital, Kabul . Read More »

Missing mother's remains found stuffed in two suitcases in BMW


Tributes have been flooding in for Sara, who also worked as a model and voice-over artist. 'Sara was amusing, kind and a great mother, ' a family friend said. A subsequent investigation led police to an abandoned black BMW where they made the grisly discovery. The alleged culprit, unidentified by police, is believed to have tried to slit his throat and wrists before he was arrested, Oregon Live reported. Read More »

Rare lunar event 150 years in the making happening this week


A super moon is when you have a new or full moon at the same time the Moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit. The first of these is an oddity of the calendar - on the second full moon in a month. "Also, the full moon will be slightly larger than normal given that this is also a supermoon , so astrophotography will be more spectacular than normal". Read More »

Kim Kardashian Slammed for Calling Cornrows "Bo Derek Braids"


That's why many women on Twitter are frustrated by Kim wearing the braids and crediting them to a white actress whose hair was considered problematic when she did it. If a wealthy white woman like Kim does it, it has no effect on her . " Kim Kardashian should have learned by now how to properly deal with black culture and considering she has three black kids this behaviour is disturbing", one person tweeted . Read More »

Trump Blasts EU Trade Policy With US As 'very Unfair'


And yet they send their products to us - no taxes, very little taxes. The Brussels response has been a snap: "The European Union is ready to react quickly and properly in event that European exports are affected by any restrictive trade measures in United States", said spokesperson for Executive arm of EU. Read More »

Supermoon in UAE: Where to Watch Supermoon Eclipse on January 31

Petro said the eclipse is also a scientific opportunity for researchers in Hawaii, who will study what happens to the moon's surface when it quickly drops from 212 degrees sunlight to minus 279 degrees in darkness. You should be able to catch the start of the lunar eclipse at 6:40 a.m. Earlier than that the penumbral eclipse is occurring, which is a fairly dim shadow and so the moon will still look bright. Read More »

'Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition' may launch on February 9 for $20


While this obviously won't be a direct port of Final Fantasy 15 with all of its glitzy and flashy graphics, Sqaure Enix does say that the Pocket Edition will still take you through Final Fantasy 15's story. " Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils ". Unlike many of Square Enix's mobile games, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition will be free to download. Read More »