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Technology DOJ: Affirmative Action Investigation Limited to One Case Involving Asian-Americans
Author: 0 DOJ: Affirmative Action Investigation Limited to One Case Involving Asian-Americans

The Justice Department is pushing back on a New York Times article that claimed officials were reshuffling resources in its civil rights division to go after colleges' affirmative action policies. The matter of how admission practices at institutes of higher learning are likely to be in the courts for some years. As Hot Air noted, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is gearing up to investigate and possibly litigate instances of racial discrimination in admissions to ...

Technology Unhealthy Air Quality Alert
Author: 0 Unhealthy Air Quality Alert

Avoid outdoor activities when air quality is unhealthy and hazardous. Beijing's air quality index was 80, Shanghai sat at 78, and Chongqing was ranked 65, all of which are considered moderate, according to the World Air Quality Index Project .

Technology Apple's iPad Sales Are Up 15% Year-Over-Year
Author: 0 Apple's iPad Sales Are Up 15% Year-Over-Year

Chief financial officer Luca Maestri said Apple's App Store is the "preferred destination" for customers to make purchases. The comment vis-a-vis growth across all geographic segments was interesting because back in Apple's fiscal second quarter, the company reported iPad segment growth in the US and "revenue growth worldwide for [ Apple's ] 9.7-inch and larger iPads over the last four quarters".

Technology Sleek new design for 2018 Nissan LEAF
Author: 0 Sleek new design for 2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan has been teasing the next-gen Leaf with photos but the cat - or is that auto - may be out of the bag with these spy shots. The latest installment in a series of trailers hyping the new Nissan Leaf focuses on the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

Technology Too Hot to Live!
Author: 0 Too Hot to Live!

The hot and humid temperatures in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP), home to over 900 million people, would exceed the upper limit of what normally people can tolerate, leading to higher mortalities due to heat waves, said a team of researchers led by Elfatih Eltahir , a professor of climate and hydrology at the MA of Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.

Technology Sensex, Nifty extend losses on global cues, banking stocks
Author: 0 Sensex, Nifty extend losses on global cues, banking stocks

The Reserve Bank of India in its third bi-monthly monetary policy review of 2017-18 lowered the repurchase rate, or the short-term lending rate for commercial banks on loans taken from it, to 6 per cent from 6.25 per cent. In the wake of volatility, it will be crucial that the markets hold on to the psychological marks. On the currency front, the rupee closed nearly flat at 63.69-70 to a USA dollar from its previous close.

Author: 0 Friday the 13th: The Game has sold 1.8 million copies

That's in two months since Friday the 13th - The Game launched at the end of May on PS4, Xbox One and PC, having been announced back in October 2015 . The studio addressed the issue in a statement on Reddit, with CEO Chuck Brungardt saying : "This is 100% not true". At the outset, the general consensus was the when everything was working as it should, the game was a ton of fun, the problem was that technical issues popped up more often than many would have liked.

Technology Spyder 'Boom Boom', Copy of Baby I'm Worth It?
Author: 0 Spyder 'Boom Boom', Copy of Baby I'm Worth It?

After Baahubali 2 , the trade is confident that even Spyder would also do reasonable business at the Box Office in the Hindi belts as Mahesh Babu is a known face and AR Murugadoss has created a goodwill after films like Ghajini and Holiday .

Author: 0 Grand Theft Auto 6 Rumors: Characters, Release Date and More

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in a recent interview with GameIndustryBiz stated that Rockstar's activities have been transformed by Grand Theft Auto Online . Wingren modeled for 20-plus million units to be sold in the first 12 months, and said the release of " Red Dead Redemption 2 " and the subsequent consumer spending and engagement to follow are critical to Take-Two in the midterm.

Technology Xiaomi Mi 6C with in-house Surge S2 chipset leaked
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi 6C with in-house Surge S2 chipset leaked

The smartphone is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 506 GPU. It's built on TSMC's 16nm process and is made up of four 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A73 cores and four 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Fingerprint sensor is embedded into the display. The device ships with a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing, but also keeps the 3.5mm audio port for backwards compatibility with older headphones and audio systems.

Technology Sensex, Nifty Slide On Weak Global Cues
Author: 0 Sensex, Nifty Slide On Weak Global Cues

In Thursday's intra-day trade, Reliance Industries hit a new all-time high. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) held on to the psychologically important 10,000-mark and provisionally closed at 10,004.35 points - down 77.15 points or 0.77 per cent (at 3.30 p.m.).

Technology Sohu.com (SOHU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Author: 0 Sohu.com (SOHU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) opened at 55.51 on Wednesday. Sohu.com has a 12 month low of $32.60 and a 12 month high of $58.72. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $46.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.65. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $52.58.

Technology Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Take Two Says Rockstar Should Decide
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, Take Two Says Rockstar Should Decide

That being said, they see the PC market as "vibrant", a "great", "big", and "core" market. There's a good chance Red Dead Redemption 2 will likewise get a PC release, but you may have to wait a bit, pardner. In an earnings call today, however, Take-Two expressed confidence that GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 will not cannibalize each other's sales.

Technology Los Angeles Has Struck A Deal To Host The 2028 Summer Olympics
Author: 0 Los Angeles Has Struck A Deal To Host The 2028 Summer Olympics

Los Angeles bid committee officials did not immediately confirm any agreement, but an announcement from the International Olympic Committee was expected later Monday and LA 2024 scheduled a press conference for 5 pm (0000 GMT) with mayor Eric Garcetti and bid chief Casey Wasserman "to make an announcement about the City´s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games".

Technology Apple's 'Face ID' Could Be Used To Authenticate Apple Pay
Author: 0 Apple's 'Face ID' Could Be Used To Authenticate Apple Pay

In short, there's reason to believe that Apple with the iPhone 8 might actually abandon Touch ID in favor of a facial recognition solution. Now, using information within the HomePod firmware , developers have been able to reveal some previously unconfirmed information about the upcoming iPhone 8 3D face scanning feature.

Technology Samsung Officially Revealed Dual Display Flip Smartphone in China
Author: 0 Samsung Officially Revealed Dual Display Flip Smartphone in China

In terms of specifications, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is quite outdated in other countries but not in this region. Its connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, WLAN, GPS/AGPS, Micro USB, and Bluetooth. Samsung has continued the nostalgia trend by fitting the flip phone with a T9 keyboard, while a 2,300mAh battery with wireless charging support keeps it running.

Technology Apple, Samsung may lose out to Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi
Author: 0 Apple, Samsung may lose out to Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi

As mentioned above, Samsung is still sitting pretty in first place with a reported shipment number of 79 million units - slightly more than what the company sold a year ago. "Attention will now turn to Apple's rumored iPhone 8 introduction later this year and whether its tenth-anniversary flagship model will be different or exciting enough to ignite a rebound in iPhone volumes for the important Q4 2017 Western holiday season", Mawsten said.

Author: 0 Confirmed: LG V30 to Feature Industry's First-Ever OLED Full Vision Display

For those unaware, The LG proprietary FullVision display guarantees immersive and expansive visual experience on the compact smartphone. The smartphone has been subjected to numerous leaks and rumours in past. LG has been a different smartphone brand when it comes to teasing its smartphones. It claims that the secondary display is being ditched, in favour of a new "floating bar".

Technology Sony Records $1.43 Billion In Profit From April To June 2017
Author: 0 Sony Records $1.43 Billion In Profit From April To June 2017

The semiconductor business was the biggest contributor to the earnings, turning from a year-earlier loss of 43.5 billion yen to a profit of 55.4 billion yen. G&NS segment pulled in 348.1 billion yen ($3.15 billion), up 5.2% year-over-year. Sony cut the price for its popular PlayStation 4 game console the previous fiscal year, denting both sales and profit margin.

Technology Facebook Prioritizing Faster Loading Stories on its News Feed
Author: 0 Facebook Prioritizing Faster Loading Stories on its News Feed

The change will be rolling out to News Feeds over the next few months. The Instant Article format was created to make reading news stories via Facebook a better experience for mobile users. For example, if a user has a poor internet connection that won't load videos, the News Feed will show more status updates and links. "If signals indicate the webpage will load quickly, the link to that webpage might appear higher in your feed", Wen and Guo wrote.

Technology UBS doubts high-end iPhone 8 will launch in September
Author: 0 UBS doubts high-end iPhone 8 will launch in September

While Apple sold 15 percent more iPads for the quarter (11.4 million), revenue for this segment was up just 2 percent. Apple is set to report its June quarter earnings results Tuesday after the bell. Apple's latest earnings call on Tuesday revealed the company is expecting a strong quarter from July 1 through the end of September. "With revenue up 7 percent year-over-year, we're happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly ...

Technology Windows 10 will soon be more accessible with new eye tracking feature
Author: 0 Windows 10 will soon be more accessible with new eye tracking feature

The seeds for the collaboration between Microsoft and Tobii were planted in 2014 when former National Football League safety and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's Disease ) sufferer Steve Gleason challenged employees at Microsoft's first hackathon to use technology to aid with day-to-day challenges presented by his disease.

Technology Rockstar Games being sued over GTA: Vice City character
Author: 0 Rockstar Games being sued over GTA: Vice City character

Vice City was released 15 years ago and included a character called Auntie Poulet. Psychic Readers Network claims to have invested more than $100 million creating and developing the Miss Cleo character, and says that Rockstar and Take Two have earned more than $500 million on the game-and, of course, its exploitation of the familiar character.

Technology Plex Live TV comes to Android devices
Author: 0 Plex Live TV comes to Android devices

That feature has now exited beta, and it has been joined by a vital feature that improves the TV-watching experience: time shifting content. Plex has some conditions and a price tag for using these features. If anyone planning to feel these new features, you must be aware of something. There are some big advantages to using Plex, however, including the sophisticated, high-quality interface offered by this software.

Technology Instagram Stories: 1 year on, Snapchat should be terrified
Author: 0 Instagram Stories: 1 year on, Snapchat should be terrified

On the anniversary of the launch of its Stories feature, Instagram noted in a blog post that 250 million people used its Stories function daily, with users younger than 25 spending 32 minutes a day in the Instagram app and older users averaging 24 minutes a day in the app.

Technology Make iPhones in India
Author: 0 Make iPhones in India

In other words, Apple is likely going to debut the iPhone 8 in September and is expecting the profits to come rolling in. While Apple didn't shatter any records, the company beat expectations for the quarter with a total of $45.5 billion in revenue .

Technology Apple to Report Earnings
Author: 0 Apple to Report Earnings

Sales of the iPhone have been somewhat disappointing for several quarters, as consumers save their dollars for the new, redesigned model. Data from industry analysts showed Apple's phone shipments declined. Mac sales only hit 4.3 million but iPad sales ticked up to 11.4 million. The quarter was the 10th anniversary of the device and, according to CEO Tim Cook on the earnings call , Apple as sold a cumulative 1.2bn iPhones over the course of that decae.

Technology Foxconn steers clear of Trump's $30 billion investment claim
Author: 0 Foxconn steers clear of Trump's $30 billion investment claim

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou is considering tripling his USA investment budget to $30 billion, President Donald Trump said while outlining "off-record" remarks made by the billionaire founder of Apple Inc.'s biggest manufacturing partner. Republicans who control the Legislature are split on how quickly to pass the bill, with state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald saying there are too many unanswered questions about the tax breaks that must be addressed before a vote.

Technology Nitish Kumar's inner conscience wakes up when its suits him: Tejashwi Yadav
Author: 0 Nitish Kumar's inner conscience wakes up when its suits him: Tejashwi Yadav

Continuing the political crisis in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD ) leader Jagadanand Singh demanded Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's resignation over murder charges against him on Monday at a press conference. In his first reaction to the breakup of "Grand Alliance", Sharad Yadav described the turn of events in Bihar as "unfortunate". "Now I have a feeling that they did not have a proper answer", Kumar said.

Technology Runis Games' Hob to be released on September 26th
Author: 0 Runis Games' Hob to be released on September 26th

It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Hob , the lovely mechanical-world action-adventure being developed by Torchlight studio Runic Games . At last year's PAX West, we thought Hob was a very under the radar kind of adventure , where the world itself became both puzzle and antagonist, luring the hooded hero towards lovely, scenic vistas in the distance.

Technology Apple Rings In Higher Earnings On iPhone Sales
Author: 0 Apple Rings In Higher Earnings On iPhone Sales

In a long-awaited turnaround, Apple sold 11.4 million iPads in the quarter, a 15 percent increase from past year. Many customers wait for Apple to launch its new smartphones before deciding on upgrading or replacing their current devices , which usually results in iPhone demand tapering in the months before a release .

Technology 'Totally unacceptable': New Zealand Labour leader Jacinda Ardern quizzed on baby plans
Author: 0 'Totally unacceptable': New Zealand Labour leader Jacinda Ardern quizzed on baby plans

Ms Ardern, visibly angry with the question, said New Zealand women had a right to keep their child-bearing plans private from their employers. Prime Minister Bill English said "I think it's entirely her business". Earlier this year Ardern told the New Zealand Herald that she wanted to become a mother, which would make being the party's leader hard. "I've just confirmed to the Labour Party caucus that I will step down as leader to the Labour party", Little told reporters.

Technology Sony to become the prime stakeholder of Funimation
Author: 0 Sony to become the prime stakeholder of Funimation

Sony Pictures Television set to acquire Funimation, whose catalogue of shows include popular classics and series like Dragon Ball Z , Cowboy Bebop , One Piece , My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan . Kuelbs will depart from Funimation. Earlier today, news confirmed the anime distributor reached a deal with Sony Pictures TV, and the latter has agreed to acquire Funimation for several pretty pennies.

Technology Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support
Author: 0 Windows 10 will include built-in eye tracking support

Regular everyday users may feel a little left out though as standard GUI applications compiled for Linux will not be able to run on your Windows 10 devices just yet. To tackle the issue and stay protected, you should consider upgrading updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Windows Security page and selecting Verify you're updated to manually update your device.

Technology Dota 2 Update Looks to Help New Players
Author: 0 Dota 2 Update Looks to Help New Players

This is in addition to matching them based on skill level . As a MOBA player who has experienced the toxicity of Dota 2 firsthand, these changes regarding player behavior are definitely welcome. DotA 2 is one of Steam's major flagship titles, and for good reason; it's one of the finest MOBAs on the planet. Changes such as the ones mentioned above will hopefully make these new players' visits a much more welcoming one than before.

Author: 0 Trump Team Could Not Collude With Itself, Let Alone Putin, Says Kushner

Before Kushner spoke with the interns, Katie Patru , the deputy staff director of member services, outreach, and communications at the House Administration Committee, told the group not to record the off-the-record session because it would be a "breach of trust", according to Wired .

Technology Sane Trilogy' more evidence points its coming to Xbox One
Author: 0 Sane Trilogy' more evidence points its coming to Xbox One

Sane Trilogy " video game series comes after a video was unintentionally leaked by a UI artist from Vicarious Visions named Kara Zisa . For now, nothing is confirmed, but it certainly seems like the game is coming to Xbox One . Since Sony's console does not support Microsoft's controller, the only logical thing to conclude is that it is highly likely that the game is going to be released on other platforms, potentially PC and Xbox One .

Technology Nintendo Switch update addresses nagging battery issue
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch update addresses nagging battery issue

After Switch firmware update 3.0.0, some users reported that their console never charged fully, or that the battery indicator didn't update during charging. Nintendo then reassures that "the battery charge indicator will improve gradually by repeating this process several times ". When the battery is nearly depleted, turn off the Switch through its settings, then leave it alone for another 30 minutes .

Technology SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month
Author: 0 SNES Classic pre-orders opening up later this month

It also says more systems will be shipped to stores throughout 2017. Unfortunately, Nintendo didn't clarify exactly which retailers would be opening their SNES Classic pre-orders, nor did it provide an exact date. (More on the NES Classic in our hands-on .) There was just one problem: It was nearly impossible to buy the darn thing. How thoughtful. Nintendo finally answers the demand of the consumer, giving the public another retro feel: Nintendo actually having enough consoles on the ...

Technology HP dresses up its VR backpacks for business
Author: 0 HP dresses up its VR backpacks for business

However, Omen is HP's gaming brand, and the VoodooPC-derived branding wouldn't look right in an office or military installation. Spec-wise, it includes a Core i7-7820HQ quad-core processor and a 16GB Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU. Likely for that reason, HP took the idea and gave it a sleek-looking grey-and-black makeover, replaced the GeForce card with a Quadro, and called the result the Z VR Backpack G1 Workstation .

Technology LPG price comes down by Rs 25 per cylinder
Author: 0 LPG price comes down by Rs 25 per cylinder

According to International Olympic Committee, a non-subsidised LPG or market priced cooking gas costs Rs 524 per cylinder in Delhi, down from Rs 564 till yesterday. According to earlier orders, every household was allowed 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at a subsidised rate. The State-run companies had increased LPG rates on 10 times since then.

Technology Lead Bioware Designer Corey Gaspur Dead
Author: 0 Lead Bioware Designer Corey Gaspur Dead

From there, he established a storied career with the developer, working in many roles, including gameplay designer and lead combat designer for Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood , as well as Dragon Age: Origins , Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 , as well as its respective downloadable content.

Technology Nokia 5 Dolby Equalizer issue to be Fixed with an New Update
Author: 0 Nokia 5 Dolby Equalizer issue to be Fixed with an New Update

Unfortunately, the first was at somewhat of a disadvantage compared to the others because it ran on the older Android 7 .0 Nougat OS and not Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Now, it is trying to fulfil its words by making the upgrades available to the safer Android System. Customers can use the 2GB RAM for the storage objective, and the internal storage is about the 16GB.

Technology Former Microsoft executive calls iPhone the best smartphone
Author: 0 Former Microsoft executive calls iPhone the best smartphone

However, in response to a comment that claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S8 has an even better camera , Gundotra claimed that, in his opinion , this is not the case - and, most notably, that Android is the problem. The reason why the aforementioned phones made the cut, is because, simply put, they are quite brilliant phones as far as photography is concerned.

Author: 0 Motorola set to launch Moto G5S Plus soon

Then there's the 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC, a 16MP rear camera - improvement from the 13MP camera , and a 3,000mAh battery. Apart from that, Moto G5S Plus will also feature a dual-camera setup that's make it different from the Moto G5 Plus , which has a single 12-megapixel camera on the back.