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Two Muslim NY women subject to hate crimes in 36 hours

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Officer Aml Elsokary, a native New Yorker and Muslim, was walking with her teenage son on Saturday in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood, when a man lunged at the boy, accused the pair of being connected to the militant Islamic State group and threatened to cut Elsokary's throat, police said . Read More »

Time runs out for smartwatch pioneer Pebble

The assets acquired by the almost 10-year-old Fitbit are tied to software and firmware but wont include Pebble's hardware products. According to Bloomberg , Fitbit's takeover is an attempt to better position itself against Apple in the smartwatch market and is mainly concerned with Pebble's intellectual property, namely its proprietary operating system. Read More »

Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

Wright State: Picked in the preseason to finish in the middle of the Horizon League pack, the Raiders entered the game a game behind Valparaiso and Oakland for the conference's top spot. 3, 2016 , in Indianapolis. Before coach James Franklin left the field, he was already lobbying the playoff committee to put No. 8 Penn State in the final four. Read More »

Netflix adds downloads so you can watch on the plane!

You can't download every single show in the catalog yet, but there are already plenty of programs to choose from, including the Netflix originals like Narcos , Stranger Things , Black Mirror and the new show The Crown . Almost two in three people tune in to online video content, including Netflix , Stan and catch-up streaming services, according to figures from the Australian Communication and Media Authority's 2015/16 report. Read More »

Probe Massive Jump In Bank Deposits Before Demonetisation

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The PM said only the honest can queue up outside the banks to deposit the money, while the corrupt are standing outside the houses of poor. Modi said the previous Governments had made India stand in queues for everything. He said, after note ban move, black money is coming out and the corrupt are depositing it into the accounts of the poor. "Corruption has looted the country and destroyed the poor and it won't go away by the mere sight of me", he said and, seeking to touch an emotional ... Read More »

Depositing Black Money in Banks Will Not Make It White

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While industry in general is anxious about an enabling non-profiteering clause in the model GST law and e-commerce firms fret about the retention of the tax collected at source (TCS) obligation on them, the council was about to endorse both, sources said. Read More »

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

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The White House has received Bergdahl's pardon application, but could not comment on pending cases per standard practice, an official said on Saturday on condition of anonymity. Sgt. Bergdahl's lead defense lawyer, Eugene R. Fidell, declined to comment the legal team's efforts when reached by the newspaper prior to publication. Read More »

U.S. Economy Sees Best Performance in Two Years

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The revision was significantly better than the meager gains of 0.8 percent in the first quarter and 1.4 percent in the second quarter when the economy was being held back by a strong dollar and weak business investment. This also marks the strongest growth pace since the second quarter of 2014. "Exports, which have faced substantial headwinds in recent years from slow growth overseas, grew at an annual rate of 10.1% in the third quarter, boosted in part by transitory factors". Read More »

CPU War Looms As AMD Announces Its High-End Zen CPU

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The New Horizon organized this event and they chose the video game media figure, Geoff Keighley to be the host of the said occasion. In addition to having "just edged out" a comparable Broadwell-E processor from Intel in tests, AMD's upcoming Zen-based family of "Summit Ridge" CPUs could also pose a threat to Intel on pricing. Read More »

Intel creates Automated Driving Group (ADG)

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NVIDIA bills its Drive PX 2 as an "in-car artificial intelligence supercomputer" that can process 24 trillion deep-learning operations every second, and says that more than 50 automakers, suppliers, developers, and research institutions are using its artificial-intelligence platforms. Read More »

Amazon reports record device sales on Cyber Monday

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The device would apparently have better quality audio than the Echo speaker, which tends to struggle when you turn up the volume. Improvements and additions might come soon, as Bloomberg reports the company is working on a premium variant of the Echo smart speaker - one that will have a 7-inch screen. Read More »

Nokia-branded phones set for comeback in 2017 as HMD takes charge

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Former mobile giant Nokia is off to make a huge comeback in 2017. 'The key to its success will be driving scale'. The HMD Globalteam is headed by CEO Arto Nummela and President Florian Seiche. 2004: Nokia's 2600 offered one of the first set of desktop tools and sold more than 135 million units. If you're a Nokia fan you probably have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the D1C since we've reported about the smartphone quite a few times. Read More »

Nokia's Android smartphones arrive in first half of 2017

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And this resulted in the company going downhill with competitors Apple and Samsung stealing the market share. The head of HMD Global, Arto Nummela, said: "Consumers may be carrying different smartphones now, but are they really in love and loyal to those brands?" "Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades", he said. Read More »

Nokia's Android smartphones arrive in first half of 2017

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And this resulted in the company going downhill with competitors Apple and Samsung stealing the market share. The head of HMD Global, Arto Nummela, said: "Consumers may be carrying different smartphones now, but are they really in love and loyal to those brands?" "Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades", he said. Read More »

Apple Will Use Drones to Compete With Google Maps

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And the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already granted permission for it to do so, though new laws on commercial drone usage may force it to downgrade some expectations. Apple's not about to give up, and they're turning to drones for help. The drones would replace the minivans it now uses to collect similar data. This would let the company update its mapping data more quickly than with the sensor-covered vans it uses to get 3D street view information. Read More »

Nokia-branded phones set to return in 2017 as HMD takes charge

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We Indians, have an even special attachment, considering that Nokia was the first mobile phone (yes, back in those days there used to be "mobile" phones) brand to have ever achieved vast mass popularity. 'The key to its success will be driving scale'. HMD Global is headed up by Arto Nummela as CEO . CEO Nummela, said that Nokia want to be one of the main player in the smartphone business. Read More »

Biz Break: Nokia - yes, Nokia - phones are…

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New Finland-based company HMD Global Oy has secured exclusive licensing rights to the Nokia brand for the next decade, and plans to launch a Nokia phone in early 2017. Additionally, the new Nokia smartphones will be supporting the Quick Charge 3.0 technology, a metal unibody design, a waterproof certification and a Carl Zeiss lens. Read More »

Apple may be building a drone fleet to help improve its maps

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Reports from Bloomberg News say that Apple has been constructing a team of experts on robotics and analyzing data. As for Apple Maps , a new report claims that it's about to make significant new steps toward overtaking, or at least catching up with, Google Maps. Read More »

Nokia comeback: Can the Phoenix rise again?

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Nokia phones will reappear on shelves in 2017 as newly-formed manufacturer HMD Global took control of the Finnish brand from Microsoft. India will play a critical role in Nokia's "next phase of journey" as the iconic brand re-enters the fiercely competitive global smartphone market that is now dominated by Samsung and Apple. Read More »

Apple Is the Latest Tech Giant Reportedly Developing Its Own Drone Fleet

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The new Maps platform will offer the ability to view inside buildings and have improved vehicle navigation features. The people asked not to be identified talking about private projects. And that team will be based in Seattle, according to a report from Bloomberg . Drones must stay within eyesight of the pilots at all times. Back in March, when exemptions were required to commercially operate drones, Apple was granted approval from the FAA to "operate an unmanned aircraft system to ... Read More »

Apple Is the Latest Tech Giant Reportedly Developing Its Own Drone Fleet

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The new Maps platform will offer the ability to view inside buildings and have improved vehicle navigation features. The people asked not to be identified talking about private projects. And that team will be based in Seattle, according to a report from Bloomberg . Drones must stay within eyesight of the pilots at all times. Back in March, when exemptions were required to commercially operate drones, Apple was granted approval from the FAA to "operate an unmanned aircraft system to ... Read More »

Nokia-branded Android smartphones will launch in first half of 2017

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Interestingly enough, Foxconn is one of the Apple's major manufacturer of iPhones alongside Pegatron. HMD's point is to sustain Nokia's worldwide image achieve, providing stunningly composed, fantastic cell phones and tablets to individuals while keeping up the organization's image duty. Read More »

Nokia returns to phone biz with first Android smartphones coming in 2017

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On its site today, the company [Nokia] formally announced it's making Nokia-branded smartphones powered by Android. Interestingly enough, Foxconn is one of the Apple's major manufacturer of iPhones alongside Pegatron. Nokia even updated its mobile website which says that the company is now working on its Android phones and it is just the start for them. We Indians, have an even special attachment, considering that Nokia was the first mobile phone (yes, back in those days there used to be ... Read More »

Lego Worlds to emerge from Early Access, on console in February

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Interactive Entertainment, LEGO® Worlds has been in STEAM ™ Early Access since previous year allowing players to provide feedback for continual improvements leading up to its official launch. Initially, the " Lego Worlds " will provide a pre-built starting kit as players will be creating all the structures the way they want. Lego Worlds still has the cooperative multiplayer mode where friends can work together, but it also has a competitive experience as well. Read More »

PlayStation Communities app launches for iOS, Android today

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The said app has been created to let PlayStation 4 players to easily find and contact other players with the same interest as them. Sony added that you can also discover new communities in the app itself, which even "provides recommendations based on the games you've played and highlights which communities are trending". Read More »

Thanksgiving weekend shoppers spent less due to discounts

Looking toward Cyber Monday, NRF anticipates more than 122 million people will take part in the laptop-driven shopping holiday-though 23 percent of those shopping this year will be using a mobile device. The National Retail Federation reported 43.8 percent of consumers shopped online during the four-day Black Friday weekend, up 4.2 percent vs. the same time span past year, while 40 percent shopped in-store, down 3.7 percent. Read More »