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Google axed 700000 bad Android apps from Play store past year

Google axed 700000 bad Android apps from Play store past year Ahn says most of the apps the company has taken off the Play Store were copycat apps mimicking more famous applications. The vast majority of these malicious apps (99 percent), never made it into the store and was outright rejected by Google's algorithms and security teams. [Full Article...]

Fernando Alonso 'a little bit scared' by Daytona 24 Hours debut

Fernando Alonso 'a little bit scared' by Daytona 24 Hours debut The United Autosports team spent about 40 minutes changing the master cylinder of the brakes. "This time we also have facts", Alonso added. "You're scared a little bit, no doubt", Alonso said. "I love driving and doing this for eight or nine hours in a race is great! You're forever overtaking cars, you can't relax much". The two-time Formula 1 champion didn't have high hopes in winning the rac... [Full Article...]

Apple to halve Q1 iPhone X production target

Apple to halve Q1 iPhone X production target Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein said his analysis suggests total iPhone unit sales for the March quarter could come in at a range of 51 million to 57 million units-well below the 61 million units Wall Street is now targeting. According to the KGI Securities analyst, all three new iPhones will have bigger batteries. The LCD variant would come with a 2850 - 2950mAh battery. [Full Article...]

We're having a loaded lunar trifecta this week

Finally, at 6:08 a.m., the total eclipse will end, with the moon slipping back into a partial eclipse. Supermoons appear about 7 percent larger than an average full moon and as much as 15 percent brighter, according to NASA . ET start for the best viewing. The moon's orbit is not perfectly circular, which means its distance from Earth varies as it goes through a cycle. "Instead of this little, ... [Full Article...]

Cyptocurrency miners used YouTube ads to drain CPU power off of visitors

Cyptocurrency miners used YouTube ads to drain CPU power off of visitors A from Trend Micro, an global cybersecurity company, confirmed the sharp uptick in Coinhive use earlier in the week, pinning it to a "malvertising campaign" that subverted a Google ad service used on YouTube. Mining cryptocurrency through ads is a relatively new form of abuse that violates Google's policies , and one that the company has been monitoring closely, according to a Google spokespe... [Full Article...]

Ganassi earns 200th victory with Rolex class win

Ganassi earns 200th victory with Rolex class win According to team manager Travis Houge, the decision was made once WTR felt the conditions had become too unsafe to compete. Thanks to an influx of both domestic and global LMP2 entries joining the factory-supported DPi cars, the class will boast 20 total prototypes, with that group headlined by CORE Autosport, the dominant team in the now-defunct Prototype Challenge class, two cars from the J... [Full Article...]

Starbucks reports 2% increase in same store sales

Starbucks reports 2% increase in same store sales The firm owned 349,447 shares of the coffee company's stock after selling 50,570 shares during the quarter. BTIM Corp.'s holdings in Starbucks Corp. From the start of year 2017 to present date SBUX reported surged performance of 5.92%. Shares of Starbucks fell 3 percent on Thursday after the company posted same-store sales growth and revenue that missed analyst expectations. [Full Article...]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (F) PT Set at €21.00 by JPMorgan Chase & Co

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (F) PT Set at €21.00 by JPMorgan Chase & Co Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU ) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. The stock has "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 6. The company highlighted a strong performance in North America, Latin America and Europe as well as improvements in its components divisions and in its Maserati brand. [Full Article...]

SpaceX s rocket Falcon Heavy completes hold down firing test

SpaceX s rocket Falcon Heavy completes hold down firing test However, the Falcon Heavy appeared to pass its static test fire earlier this week with flying colors. The first payload for the Falcon Heavy , however, is just a fun one. It is seen as the world's most powerful rocket since NASA's Saturn V. This vital test helps engineers prepare for the launch itself. Falcon Heavy will generate over five million pounds of thrust at lift-off via three ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration wants to end ISS funding in 2025

Trump administration wants to end ISS funding in 2025 The spokesperson added that NASA will not comment until the President's budget is released on February 12. Funding for the International Space Station is crucial to maintaining our main presence in space , and this habitable artificial satellite located in low Earth orbit is an important part of scientific research and advancement of our knowledge of space. [Full Article...]

Everything You Need To Know About Wednesday's Partial Lunar Eclipse In Maine

Everything You Need To Know About Wednesday's Partial Lunar Eclipse In Maine A full moon is when we see its entire lit-up side. Australians will see another lunar eclipse in July this year, when the Earth, sun and moon come together again in flawless alignment. There are two types of Blue Moon: first is Seasonal Blue Moon, it is known as the Fourth Full Moon in an astronomical season as opposed to the usual three Full Moons. [Full Article...]

Intel posts record results as chip spectre looms

Intel posts record results as chip spectre looms Following the publication of Intel's quarterly earnings announcements , Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed the disaster during a conference call on Wednesday, saying that the company was "working around the clock" to fix the exploits (via Business Insider ). [Full Article...]

Apple working on revamped Books app

Apple working on revamped Books app The app also comes with a dedicated section for audio books, according to Bloomberg . Apple has also reportedly hired a lead executive from Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook platform, to help reinvigorate its e-book efforts. After the legal blow, Apple's digital-services work focused more on Apple Music, App Store sales, and movie rentals. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook past year ... [Full Article...]

Tribute to Hugh Masekela Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

Tribute to Hugh Masekela Doctor of Music (honoris causa) Masekela's team released a statement in October saying he had been battling cancer since 2008 that spread to other parts of his body, according to the South African newspaper the Sowetan. "Our heritage has been condemned over the years by religion and colonization, and by Western media and culture, and unless African music is owned, produced, distributed, packaged and sold by Africans to Africans ... [Full Article...]

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app

Snapchat Stories can now be viewed outside of the app To share a Story, you'll press and hold on tiles in Discover . People who don't use or have never used Snapchat will be able to see certain stories from the app thanks to a new update that was rolled out on Tuesday. Once a user chooses "Share Story" they'll see the options for where they'd like to share the link for the Story outside of Snapchat . To view these Stories on the web, Snap is ... [Full Article...]

Reliance Jio vs Airtel

Reliance Jio vs Airtel Jio also offers complimentary access to suite of apps, such as JioCinema, JioMusic and JioTV. This offer will applicable from Republic Day. Jio will continue offering other benefits with it's prepaid recharge plans. Rs 799: If your consumption of high-speed data is higher than normal, you'll need a plan that suits your needs best. Meanwhile Jio also introduces a new Rs 98 tariff, which offers 1... [Full Article...]

Instagram just announced a big change to its Stories feature

Instagram just announced a big change to its Stories feature The photo-sharing app says users will be able to add as many stickers as they'd like to their Stories . And after a full day of testing it out, I'm absolutely obsessed - and can't recommend highly enough that you hop into Instagram and start playing with GIF Stickers right away. [Full Article...]

Ugandan president LOVES Trump for being 'frank' over 's**thole' controversy

Ugandan president LOVES Trump for being 'frank' over 's**thole' controversy Trump reportedly referred to Africa as Shithole countries , while questioning why the United States was welcoming immigrants from the continent. Kampala shied away from the chorus of indignation from African countries after Donald Trump threw the offensive jibe at the continent and Haiti while speaking at a bipartisan meeting in the White House nearly two weeks ago. [Full Article...]

See why NASA is calling next week's supermoon 'extra special'

See why NASA is calling next week's supermoon 'extra special' We'll break each of those down. The Blood Moon Prophecy - In 2014, Live Science reports that several evangelical Christian ministers forwarded the idea of a "blood moon prophecy", predicting that the 2014-2015 tetrad would incite a "world-shaking" event. [Full Article...]

Google Lunar XPrize moon landing race ends without a victor

Google Lunar XPrize moon landing race ends without a victor The goal of the competition was to stimulate private space-travel entrepreneurship. A market exists in a way that it did not 10 years ago, and predictions of it ballooning into a multi-trillion dollar economy are increasing. The winning team would get $20 million if it could send a spacecraft to the moon , drive it for at least 500 meters on the surface, and provide a live broadcast of all the ha... [Full Article...]


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