• Japan's whale kill disappoints New Zealand
Japan's whale kill disappoints New Zealand

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has released photos showing a dead minke whale on the deck of the Nisshin Maru ship in the Australian whaling sanctuary. "The Australian people want action, and in the absence of that they're left with Sea Shepherd but it shouldn't be left up to us", he said. Japan cancelled its 2014-15 hunt after the ruling, but...

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  • Microsoft Acquires Deep Learning Startup Maluuba to Advance Democratization of AI
Microsoft Acquires Deep Learning Startup Maluuba to Advance Democratization of AI

It's the latest of Microsoft's moves into AI, which is heating up as a competitive area among computing giants. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced on Friday that it had acquired a startup company, Maluuba , with intent to compete head-to-head with Google and Salesforce.

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  • Researchers discover why killer whales go through menopause
Researchers discover why killer whales go through menopause

The other two are humans and pilot whales. The question is: why? That means females can not give birth for more than two-thirds of their life. Darren Croft from the University of Exeter said , "Her longevity isn't the interesting thing; it's her life without a calf".

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  • Chinese research team names new species of gibbon after Luke Skywalker
Chinese research team names new species of gibbon after Luke Skywalker

That would be interesting if that was all there was to the explanation about the gibbon's name, but it is not exactly the whole truth about the endangered species, or about why fans of Star Wars have become enamored of photos of the skywalker hoolock gibbon.

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  • (JPM) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.29 EPS
(JPM) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.29 EPS

Morgan earned $6.7 billion, or $1.71 per share, in the fourth quarter, compared with earnings of $5.4 billion, or $1.32 per share, in the same quarter a year ago. The firm has a market capitalization of $311.16 billion, a PE ratio of 15.00 and a beta of 1.54. - BlackRock Inc , the world's biggest asset manager, reported better-than-expected quar...

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  • Reliance Jio may soon launch two sub-Rs 1500 VoLTE feature phones
Reliance Jio may soon launch two sub-Rs 1500 VoLTE feature phones

Reliance Jio plans to expand their horizon to top 100 cities where they would be offering the FTTH service. While other companies like ACT, Airtel and Google are planning to install their fiber networks in India, Reliance has already been using fiber for its internet services and has leveraged it for building new infrastructure.

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  • PC Market Stabilized in Q4, What Are The Stocks To Be Watched?
PC Market Stabilized in Q4, What Are The Stocks To Be Watched?

Contraction of the consumer PC market has also slowed as growth and competition from tablets and phones has eased up. This end of the market has grown fast, led by engaged PC users who put high priority on PCs. Gartner ranked Lenovo third in USA shipments, with a 13.8 percent share, behind HP and Dell. Competing analyst firm Gartner has predicted...

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  • 6 presumed dead after fire, search to be slow
6 presumed dead after fire, search to be slow

A woman and three children had escaped the burning home by the time firefighters arrived and were sent to local hospitals for treatment, Clark said. Fire and smoke engulfed the building in the 4200 block of Springwood Avenue, eventually causing the roof to collapse.

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  • The Google Maps Update Makes It Way Easier to Book an Uber
The Google Maps Update Makes It Way Easier to Book an Uber

On January 12, Google announced the ability for users to book a ride with Uber (or another ride provider) directly from Google Maps . Meanwhile, things will look a little different from now on when you open the Google Maps ride services mode.

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  • Jim Furyk expected to be appointed US Ryder Cup captain
Jim Furyk expected to be appointed US Ryder Cup captain

Furyk was officially named the head man on Wednesday, winning over the votes of the Ryder Cup committee that includes three PGA of America officials, as well players Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and outgoing captain Davis Love III. "I've said many times that the Ryder Cup is part of my DNA, so this opportunity was a privilege and honor to accept...

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  • US Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and President-elect Donald Trump
US Senator Bernie Sanders (left) and President-elect Donald Trump

In 2015 Trump said via Twitter, "I was the first & only GOP presidential candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid". On the one hand, it's quite possible that on a few isolated areas of policy, Trump will be aligned with the left. During a town hall style interview with CNN on Monday night, Sanders, who ha...

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  • Nokia back with new smartphone
Nokia back with new smartphone

Nokia will provide some input on the design of the new handsets but they're really HMD phones. If Nokia does intend to announce an Android device for the U.S., would you consider picking one up? If you have missed the specifications of the HMD Nokia 6, it is going to come with a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution...

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  • Cars.com Tells Why the Detroit Auto Show Still Really Matters
Cars.com Tells Why the Detroit Auto Show Still Really Matters

Volkswagen (VLKAY) has revealed two electric concept vehicles at the North American International Auto Show as it attempts to move forward from its emissions scandal. The state is the number one vehicle-producing state per capita and among the top vehicle producers in the U.S. "You'll see them in the next year", he said , vehicles that offer "a...

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  • Ubisoft will test For Honor in closed beta on January 26
Ubisoft will test For Honor in closed beta on January 26

Ubisoft have also released a new, typically earnest, trailer to promote the Closed Beta called, Thin Red Path . Those, and all other rewards, will carry over into the full game. Even if you choose to play as another warrior in particular matches during the beta, the points you receive will still go toward your chosen faction.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Volkswagen executive in emissions scandal case
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Volkswagen executive in emissions scandal case

It remains unclear whether Schmidt's arrest will affect the pending deal. FBI's Detroit Office and the EPA-Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the case. The FBI was not immediately available for comment. Several weeks ago, it was also reported that dozens of VW executives have retained criminal defense lawyers in the USA followi...

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  • NY Governor Announces Middle Class Economic Recovery Act in State Speech
NY Governor Announces Middle Class Economic Recovery Act in State Speech

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Tuesday a local-government efficiency program that would require county executives to bring together local officials to develop a cost-savings plan that would then be put to the voters on the November ballot. "Reducing spending works. When you reduce spending, you can cut taxes", Cuomo said. Three quarters of Central ...

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  • Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Coca-Cola European Partners plc
Large Outflow of Money Witnessed in Coca-Cola European Partners plc

Analysts await Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B.de C.V. (ADR) (NYSE:KOF) to report earnings on February, 28. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "neutral" rating on shares of Coca-Cola Company (The) in a report on Friday, September 30th. Along with these its year to date performance is standing at -0.34%. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th wi...

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  • Sneaky asteroid spotted whizzing between Earth and moon
Sneaky asteroid spotted whizzing between Earth and moon

An asteroid which was as big as 10 African elephants whizzed past the Earth at half the distance of the Earth from the Moon, while the major part of the world was blissfully unaware of how close to apocalypse humanity was. Still, not knowing about near-Earth objects (NEO) until days before they fly close to the Earth is slightly concerning. Mar...

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  • Legend, Keys among 'Carpool Karaoke' spin-off stars
Legend, Keys among 'Carpool Karaoke' spin-off stars

Revealing some of the all-star pairings to be featured in the series, it was revealed that MacFarlane will drive around with Ariana Grande , while Alicia Keys will be in the passenger seat next to Legend . "Each one was its own event". And since Corden will be largely absent (though he'll continue to perform on his late-night show), the show's ...

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  • Chevy Bolt Named North American Car of the Year in Detroit
Chevy Bolt Named North American Car of the Year in Detroit

Finalists for the auto of the Year included the Hyundai Genesis and the Volvo S90. The Bolt boasts an EPA-certified range of 238 miles on a charge and prices that start under $30,000 after applying tax credits. In this case, the more car-like Ridgeline was declared the victor. Although Chevy, Chrysler and Honda were the big winners at the Detr...

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