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Microsoft sees fall in revenue and profit but cloud and Office grow
- Апреля 26, 2016

However, Microsoft attributes high income tax rates behind the reason of low EPS and said that EPS would have been $0.04 higher and beaten the expectations in the absence of those extra expenses on tax. Market watchers had been expecting drops as Microsoft continues to transition to cloud, which is having some negative impact on margins. The number of subscribers to Xbox Live, the games console's online service also increased, with active user numbers up 26% on a year ago to 46 ... (more...)
After China's protest, India cancels visa for dissident Uyghur leader After China's protest, India cancels visa for dissident Uyghur leader
- Апреля 26, 2016

Ignoring the Interpol notice would have cost India. China's leaders are concerned about violence in the far western region of Xinjiang, which is home to the Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic Turkic minority that has chafed at Beijing's heavy-handed rule and restrictions on language and religious practices. (more...)
SNL devotes show to Prince
- Апреля 25, 2016

What Jimmy's tribute speech to Prince below! It was a lot. "There was always something different about a Prince performance". 'It was special. Fallon said Prince picked up the guitar that was on the stage, and played, with Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph and Fallon singing backup. "He floated off and that was the last time I saw him". (more...)
UK astronaut runs marathon from space station
- Апреля 25, 2016

He followed up with a message sent after he completed the marathon, in which he noted that while he had run the 42 kilometres the International Space Station had travelled nearly 100,000 kilometres. The video is populated with avatars depicting actual London Marathon runners who are using the Run Social app as they race. One problem he will not have is getting caught short during the race. (more...)
Microsoft revenue, profit misses estimates
- Апреля 24, 2016

That compares with the $6.57 billion average analyst estimate. Revenue in the group rose 1% to $9.46bn in the quarter. "The intelligent cloud" chiefly comprises Microsoft's products and services under the Cloud & Enterprise domain, including Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center, Azure, and Enterprise Services. (more...)
World leaders gather to sign climate change deal
- Апреля 24, 2016

Countries that had not yet indicated they would sign the agreement Friday include some of the world's largest oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Nigeria and Kazakhstan, the World Resources Institute said Thursday. It was the biggest ever day one endorsement of a global agreement. Even though small emitters, he said they would take the steps required to ratify the agreement "as soon as possible", a reflection of the wide reach of the agreement. (more...)
Apple's iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China Apple's iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China
- Апреля 23, 2016

It did not say why they were offline. The regulator didn't respond to a faxed request for comment. The SARFT and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, recently announced a new set of broad regulations created to make it more hard for companies with foreign owners to publish online content. (more...)
Clinton on brink of Dem nomination; Trump strengthens path
- Апреля 22, 2016

Mitt Romney had essentially secured the nomination by the time of the state's primary, barely 5 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in each county. There are, says Klein, really only 117 or so unclaimed unbound delegates. "To all the people who supported Senator Sanders, I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us". (more...)
Mitsubishi Motors Admits Fuel Efficiency Manipulation
- Апреля 22, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corp of Japan admitted on Wednesday that it discovered evidence that its workers cheated on the fuel economy test data for a number of its vehicle models. The automakers have also arrived at a resolution regarding the claims from the owners of the affected vehicles. It is however, not clear if the company simply modified relevant figures in a spreadsheet or physically changed the load weight, but regardless, the automaker accepts the testing process provided better fuel ... (more...)
Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months
- Апреля 21, 2016

This was not only the highest for the month of March in the 1880-2016 record, but also the highest monthly temperature departure among all months on record, surpassing the previous all-time record set last month by 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit (0.01 degrees Celsius). (more...)
Top investors urge leaders to sign Paris climate accord Top investors urge leaders to sign Paris climate accord
- Апреля 20, 2016

He said developed countries should take the lead in fighting climate change, while all countries join the efforts. Other countries - such as the U.S., China, and Canada - have signified their intent to join the agreement this year. "The early entry into force of the Agreement will send an important signal to investors that governments are translating into concrete action the momentous political will represented by the adoption of the Paris Agreement", the investors' letter says. (more...)
Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey Joins Iron Fist Cast Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey Joins Iron Fist Cast
- Апреля 20, 2016

Not to mention, if ever you anxious about not feeling old enough, a first-generation iPod is now "retro". Marvel and Netflix have announced today two new additions to the cast of their upcoming Iron Fist series. According to Screenrant , in the comics, Danny Rand is a laidback character, hence these leaked images reflect his easygoing persona. Rand also receives help from his ally, Collen Wing (played by Jessica Henwick), who runs a New York City dojo. (more...)
Apple hires Tesla exec for secret project Apple hires Tesla exec for secret project
- Апреля 20, 2016

Meanwhile, Tesla stock is down more than 2% at $248.70 after Consumer Reports highlighted few quality issues in the early batch of its Model X variant. Given his background and his most recent employer, it can be easily inferred that whatever Apple is working on it likely has four wheels and will be powered by batteries and electric motors. (more...)
Batman Arkham HD Collection Revealed, Launches on June 10 Batman Arkham HD Collection Revealed, Launches on June 10
- Апреля 19, 2016

As already mentioned, Batman Arkham Knight is the latest entry of the series. Last year's Batman Arkham City launched last year and met with severe criticism over its broken performance on PC for long months after release. Some fans might also take issue with the fact that Arkham Knight isn't included in the package. As seen in the image below, pre-orders for Batman Arkham HD Collection are planned to begin tomorrow on April 19, 2016. (more...)
Google Books Can Continue to Create Searchable Library of the World's Books Google Books Can Continue to Create Searchable Library of the World's Books
- Апреля 19, 2016

A lower court dismissed the litigation in 2013, prompting the authors' appeal. It added that the project benefits authors and potential book sales. Fair use is a concept in copyright law that's pretty open to interpretation but basically centers around using the original work in a "transformative" way, usually only in part, be it for the purposes of criticism, parody, or other commentary-like, say , using an image of the Infosphere to make jokes about Google. (more...)
Amazon takes on Netflix with stand-alone video streaming
- Апреля 19, 2016

Amazon will also offer a $10.99 monthly payment services for full access to its Prime membership. The online retailer had previously offered Prime Video in the U.S. Granted the benefits are pretty good and if you use Amazon frequently, it could actually save you money. Netflix and Hulu have refused to comment on the launch . (more...)
Chris Beard says he bolted UNLV to come 'home' to Texas Tech Chris Beard says he bolted UNLV to come 'home' to Texas Tech
- Апреля 17, 2016

Beard was a Texas Tech assistant from 2001-11, and several of those years were spent working under Bob Knight. She hired the coach Beard initially beat out for the job less than three weeks ago. Beard was 47-15 at Angelo State before he took over at Little Rock. According to Texas Tech Athletics, Beard guided Little Rock to a historic turnaround in 2015-16 fueled by 30 victories, which was a program single season record and Sun Belt single season mark. (more...)
Mets' deGrom to stay with sick newborn Mets' deGrom to stay with sick newborn
- Апреля 17, 2016

He's not sleeping much. Manager Terry Collins refused to divulge details about what he called "complications", including if they are considered life threatening. He went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in six regular-season starts previous year and 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in three postseason starts.A lat injury last season kept pitcher Steven Matz out for two months. (more...)
Real Madrid beats Getafe 5-1 to keep pressure on Barcelona Real Madrid beats Getafe 5-1 to keep pressure on Barcelona
- Апреля 17, 2016

The lead was extended five minutes after the halftime break, as Benzema picked up his second assist to tee up Gareth Bale for the close range finish, 3-0. No injury problems at present, two trophies to fight for and a fantastic scoring record this season when he is on the pitch, this year could yet end up as a very memorable one for Bale despite his injury worries earlier in the campaign. (more...)
Using QuickTime on Windows could let hackers control your PC Using QuickTime on Windows could let hackers control your PC
- Апреля 16, 2016

While there have been no examples of anyone exploiting these flaws, Trend Micro is recommending people to uninstall it from their PC as soon as they can so they can avoid any future headaches. Full instructions on how to uninstall QuickTime for Windows can be found on Apple's support page . However, the issues were not resolved. QuickTime has been available for Windows for over 20 years and there's a considerable installed base of users out there, all of whom are now at risk. (more...)

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