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Mark Cuban 'not smart enough to run for president — Trump Twitter tantrum

This time, Mark Cuban was in the crosshairs. When asked by a Twitter user, Cuban didn't have an answer. Cuban's first response was a one-word tweet: "Lol". "You want to make nice with the president because you're a public company", he told The Star-Telegram, adding "it's hard to balance doing the right financial thing versus doing what they think is the right thing, whatever your political beliefs are".

The Senate, The Warren Rebuke & Rule 19

Warren of MA was raising historical criticism of President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, her colleague from Alabama, Sen. Under Senate rule 19 , "No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator".

Average Brokerage Rating Of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), General Motors Company (GM)

Activision Blizzard , Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI): On Thursday heightened volatility was witnessed in Activision Blizzard , Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which led to swings in the share price. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link . Activision Blizzard said the amount of money spent per user of King's games, rose from a year ago and from the previous quarter.

Millions Of Users Flock To Facebook Lite Version

The app now supports 55 languages and is popular in many countries including Brazil, India , Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines, the U.S. social media giant said in a statement. Her post gives the example of Sao Paulo-based wedding photographer Altiery Monteiro, who used FB Lite to use less data and save money. To put it into perspective, Facebook draws over a billion users monthly on mobile with a major chunk coming from developing nations where the need to connect to the digital ...

Why The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) stock is falling

CCE has received different ratings from analysts, according to FactSet. The highest and lowest price target given by the brokerage firms to the equity are $53.9 and $32.94, respectively. Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE ) opened the session with a $35.27 price tag, later ranging from $35.22 to $35.7, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day.

Trump to Play Golf With Japanese PM Next Week

To stop China's aggressive maritime expansion in the East and South China seas, it is essential to keep the Japan-U.S. alliance solid and strong. Mr Trump has previously criticised the lack of access to the Japanese auto market for United States producers and has accused Tokyo of using monetary policy to devalue its currency.

Apple will make iPhones in India at Bengaluru facility Check Details

This is just the first step for Apple's plans for India, sources tell Mashable . Apple, which has reportedly negotiated hard with the Indian government on tax exemptions and other incentives, is yet to comment. Apple CEO Tim Cook already made a visit to India past year and met various government officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In the longer term, it's a great move", Cook said this week.

DHS Sec. Kelly Wants Border Wall Done in Two Years

On January 26th, Trump floated the idea that he would propose a 20 percent tax on imported Mexican goods to pay for the structure. The orders were signed at the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has estimated that the wall would cost between $12 billion to $15 billion to build. "I saw the initial couple of cuts on them probably on Tuesday maybe Thursday, knew it was coming soon and then it came, ' Kelly said, replying "not at all" when asked if he was 'blindsided" by its ...

Austria agrees full-face veil ban in public places

The paper particularly stresses that all Salafist propaganda and recruiting campaigns as well as distributing the Koran by Salafist groups would be banned in Austria . The ban, which is meant to target Muslims, was put forth by Austrian political parties to counter the far-right Freedom Party, reported the BBC, and will need approval from the Austrian parliament before it becomes law.

Bobcat missing from National Zoo enclosure

The approximately 25 lb. bobcat was last counted at 7:30 a.m. this morning by a keeper. Animal Care staff conducted an immediate search and have not located the bobcat. "We are prepared for the eventuality that she is not recaptured". 'It will be very, very hard to find her'. Officials believe she likely climbed through an opening in the mesh net that encloses her habitat.

Activists Fly 'RESIST' Banner Over White House in Protest of Trump's Policies

Police say they are charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful entry and destruction of property. Protesters started scaling a 270-foot tower crane at a downtown construction site Wednesday morning and unfurled the banner once they reached the top.

Emoluments Much? Trump's Mar-a-Lago Doubles Membership Fee

The resort, which is owned by the Trump Organization, has allegedly been considering an increase since before the election. The club is "certainly a lot more crowded now that he's president", Jeff Greene, a Florida billionaire and Mar-a-Lago member told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

After Backlash, USDA Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

Reports by BuzzFeed News quoted a USDA email to staff - including about 2000 scientists - at the agency's in-house research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to stop communicating with the public about taxpayer-funded work. "Starting immediately and until further notice, ARS will not release any public-facing documents", Sharon Drumm, chief of staff for ARS, wrote in a department-wide email shared with BuzzFeed News.

Sony Reveals The Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Bundle

PlayStation Europe announced today that there will be a console bundle with Horizon Zero Dawn that also includes 3 months of PS Plus. with a 1TB PS4 Slim, which is the same console bundled with last year's Final Fantasy XV . When asked about a Season Pass, de Jong said he can't spill details about it yet. The bundle and the game itself will be released in the European/PAL regions on March 1st, 2017.

Google's 'Save The Date' Site Reveals The Google I/O Dates

We should expect the event's big opening keynote, when Google typically discusses Android and other platforms on the first day of the show. Google I/O 2017 developer conference will take place from May 17th through the 19th. The official I/O events page has been updated to reflect the 2017 conference is coming, but the website still says "check back soon for more details".

SEC investigating Yahoo over data breaches

Yahoo is set to rename itself Altaba as soon as its $4.83 billion acquisition deal with Verizon Communications is complete. During the quarter, Yahoo had adjusted earnings of 25 cents per share and revenue of $1.47 billion. Investors hoping for any additional insight into the investigation or the sale will not be able to pose questions to Yahoo management on Monday, as the company is not hosting an investor call after releasing its earnings, citing its pending sale to Verizon .

Tesla Model S much safer after Autopilot crash, no recall required

Last year, Joshua Brown was killed in a fatal accident when his 2015 Tesla Model S struck with a tractor-trailer in Williston, Florida. NHTSA did not find a safety defect in Tesla's Autopilot and is not issuing a recall. However, it also said: "The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists". The NHTSA failed to fault Tesla because the Model S' Autopilot system operated as it was created to, and did not malfunction.

India Expects China's Respect to Sovereignty Amid Project With Pakistan

About China blocking India's efforts to get Azhar banned, she said: "The technical hold is to uphold the effectiveness of the committee and show some respect to the rules of procedure of the committee". We hope to partially remedy this through the BBIN sub-regional grouping. Referring to the Indian establishment's possible equation with the Trump administration, Jaishankar said, "We established early contact with the Trump transition team and see a strong convergence of interests and ...

Little Nightmares Releasing on April 28th, New Trailer Released

Those who pre-order the digital version will receive The Scarecrow Sack and the Upside-down Teapot Masks to help Six blend in with the other inhabitants of The Maw . There's even a suitably gloomy new trailer to accompany the announcement, conveniently placed below. There's a collector's edition called The Six Edition, though it's available only at GAME in the UK.

Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes'

The United States has 1,367 nuclear warheads on deployed strategic missiles and bombers, and Russian Federation has 1,796 such deployed warheads, according to the latest published assessment by the U.S. Trump also criticised Russian Federation for its intervention in the Syrian war, describing it as "a very bad thing" that had led to a "terrible humanitarian situation".

Dozens of false killer whales stranded off South Florida

They are usually found in groups of 10 to 20. The black-and-grey dolphin has a small conical head without a beak, a tall dorsal fin, and flippers (pectoral fins) with a distinctive bulge. "The last time this happened was in 1986 when a pod of 40 swam close to Cedar Key, but only three stranded themselves", Mase said. The mammals are known to travel in large groups.

Shares in German vehicle makers fall after comments by Trump

Trump stated that BMW could face high tariffs if the german company goes ahead with plans to build a plant in Mexico to export those cars to United States. He continued to blast Germany's auto industry as being unfair to the United States in the stated interview. After Trump's threats of tariffs, Ford has given up a plan to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and instead promised to create 2,000 jobs in the US.

Ostapchuk stripped of another Olympic medal

The Chinese Olympic Committee said yesterday that it supported the IOC's decision. In this case, the Chinese athletes tested positive for the following. Another Belarusian, hammer thrower Darya Pchelnik, lost her fourth spot from the 2008 Games. Four athletes have been disqualified from the London 2012 Olympics: Turkish weightlifter Sibel Simsek, Azerbaijani lifter Intigam Zairov and Armenian Norayr Vardanyan.

Prediction: Seahawks Can Ride Running Game to Win in Atlanta

Jones had seven catches for 139 yards and a touchdown in the regular season meeting with ESPN crediting him with three catches for 40 yards when matched up with Sherman. here's my playlist I made for Russell. Ryan's supporting cast has not been as great as Wilson's over his career. He threw for over 4,000 yards this season for the second year in a row and had 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Windows 10 Creators Update Adds Update Tab And Night Mode

The clean installation has been available to all since Windows 10 launched and we naturally expected Microsoft to change it so users would have to pay after deadline day, July 30, 2016. That comes in the form of a new Microsoft privacy dashboard . The change is created to make it easier for Microsoft to distinguish problem reports from beta testers and consumers, according to a Microsoft blog post written by Windows Insider Program chief Dona Sarkar.

Europe and Japan are getting a Glacier White PS4 Slim

We've yet to hear anything about the Glacier White PS4 for North America, but we'll likely get an announcement soon. This is the first time the Dualshock 4 (PS4's main controller) will come in white, as well - at least straight from Sony, it will.

Chrysler Pacifica Wins North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

The auto is built in the nearby Orion plant. Asked what she would tell the President-elect in order to protect free trade, Barra said , "Our general principle is to build where we sell, and that is primarily what we do both in China and the United States".

'Hidden Figures' is good, but could have added up to more

The idea that we get a chance to actually go back and shine a light on the fantastic accomplishments of these women - and African-American women , you know. That's not to say this is patronizing fodder on the order of "The Blind Side" or even " The Help ", far from it. Vaughan teaches herself the Fortran language necessary to operate the center's new IBM mainframe.

LeEco unveils two new Bikes that run on Android-Based OS

Both bikes run LeEco's Android 6.0-based BikeOS software on a four-inch touchscreen. But there's more, LeEco haven't only announced the smart bikes at CES, they're also investing in the electric auto startup Faraday Future, apart from the usual arsenal of tech products like smartphones, TV sets, and VR equipment.

Tesla Extends Free Unlimited Supercharger Access Offer Until January 15

Tesla said that even though those sales were counted toward 2016, the deliveries were not because the customers did not physically take possession of their cars. Superchargers refill the battery cells in Tesla models in a couple of minutes instead of hours like regular electric vehicle charging stations. Even so, it would be good to have a baseline cost just so you know what you can expect to pay in case you order a Tesla vehicle after the January 15 deadline.

Oldest Southern Resident killer whale considered dead

A 1987 published study estimated that J2 was born in 1911, putting her age at 105. Her official name was J2. But already too old for the park, she was released, Jim Algar wrote for Tech Times . "She was still leading that group". The killer whale matriarch of J-pod is now presumed dead. "It was inevitable that this day was going to come but it is very sad news and a further blow to this population", Darren Croft , an evolutionary biologist from the University of Exeter in the United ...

Apple to come with 5.8-inch iPhone in 2017

Hence, if the Cupertino company indeed intends on implementing such a desirable display in its 2017 iPhone model, then the upcoming iPhone 8 will easily sport the best-looking display screen ever witnessed on an Apple-manufactured smartphone.

2016 goes a little longer thanks to a leap second

So when you count down the New Year, don't forget it's 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1 Happy New Year! "The correction is needed to account for changes in the Earth's rotation", a scientist at the NPL said . Therefore, the future of the leap second is being hotly debated. Since then, 1 second used to be added at every 500 days. For most other countries, their leap second will be determined by the time zone in their area.

Additional Switch specs found in FCC documents

It's an interesting move, one that leaves you wondering what the company has planned when it's expected to announce the Nintendo Switch , and all its details, on January 12. Even the standard PS4 is not capable of running games at 1080p, so it raises the question how Nintendo Switch will be able to display 2K. With just a few months to go before Nintendo releases its next generation game console, the Nintendo Switch , we still know very little about the system.

Obama blames the success of Russia's election hacks on America's political divide

Trump and his team for rejecting the administration's argument that Russian Federation hacked into Democratic campaign emails and tried to help defeat Hillary Clinton. Obama also reassured the public that while Russian Federation might have attempted to interfere with the U.S. election, the voting process was still sound.

Birth defects seen in 6 percent of US pregnancies with Zika

One study found that 6 percent of infants born to Zika-infected mothers in the United States had one or more birth defects related to the mosquito-borne virus. The locally transmitted Florida cases were detected over the summer. Zika can cause babies to be born with malformed brains and unusually small heads, a condition known as microcephaly.

Government to require cars be able to talk to each other

Drivers would be able to shut off impending-crash alerts in their own vehicles, but the broadcasts to other vehicles would be automatic, according to the proposal . NHTSA estimates the V2V technology will add about $341 to $350 to the cost of a vehicle in 2020, dropping to an eventual $209 to $235 by 2058. Little changes can have big effects on the aggregate: Researchers have estimated that two people in the USA die every day in crashes that involve drivers running red lights.

Climate change: Why are global methane levels spiking?

Unchecked, this increase could see temperatures rise as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius), speeding sea level rise and more extreme weather. Another human activity producing methane are rice paddies, which also have increased in the past decade. People are responsible for 60 percent of all methane emissions globally.

Aussies in NBA: Ingles hits new career high against Warriors

They are on a road trip, and Utah a home stand. But he's also clearly one of the most personable guys in the league, and I think everyone on the team considers Ingles one of their favorite guys on the roster. "They didn't fold and we got a little stagnant on offense, it happens, but you just got to be able to finish the game out". "We were laughing that Quin Snyder kept calling timeouts", Green told reporters after the game via the Mercury News' Anthony Slater .

Facebook share your Year in Review 2016 not yet live

Or maybe this year's barrage of major celebrity deaths has you feeling less than nostalgic. The top 10 moments were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1st and November 27th, 2016. Black Lives Matter 5. Getting into the bottom half of the top 10, we see the Olympics, Brexit , and the Super Bowl, followed by the passing of David Bowie and Muhammad Ali in ninth and tenth places.

Donald Trump, Peter Thiel are arranging a tech roundtable at Trump Tower

Thiel, chief of staff Reince Preibus and Trump adviser/son-in-law Jared Kushner have formally extended an invitation to a roundtable event set for December 14 at Trump Tower in NY. Trump wrote that Masayoshi "said he would never do this had we. not won the election!" Silicon Valley is more focused on receiving higher skilled immigrants, and has lobbied to raise the ceiling for H1-B visas, which are temporary visas for higher skilled workers.

FCC raises fresh concerns over 'zero-rating' by AT&T, Verizon

Both AT&T and Verizon say their programs, which charge video providers instead of customers the cost of streaming the data, are open to any video company willing to pay the cost of their customers' data. The FCC says that could harm the market for streaming services as it makes it more expensive for internet companies to compete with video services that are owned by the carriers.

Model Irina Shayk pregnant with Bradley Cooper's baby

The Russian stunner appeared to cover up her stomach as she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris. You tell us: Can you see a baby bump in the following photograph? News insists she's already in her second trimester. Shayk did her best to hide her growing belly , sporting several covered-up looks throughout the show. Then a year ago, in 2015, she starred in day 4's hot beachy video directed by Drew Jarrett .

Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

He was flown from the South Pole to the US research facility at McMurdo Station where he received treatment from the US Antarctic Program medical team before flying to Christchurch. He was scheduled to be there until December 8 but his "condition deteriorated" shortly after arriving, according to the White Desert statement. The elder Aldrin was clearly excited about his adventure to the bottom of the world: "South Pole here I come!" he said via Twitter on November 28.

New study doesn't provide evidence for age-based mammography cessation

The University of California San Francisco School of Medicine study pushes back against stopping the cancer screening at age 75 for women, saying it is really an individual decision. A recent study looking at almost 7 million mammograms from 39 states found nearly 4 breast cancers for every 1,000 patients that were screened. Those with a mother, sister or daughter who has had breast cancer should begin having mammograms 10 years prior to the age at which the relative was diagnosed, if possible.

Lenovo K6 Power with 4000mAH battery, 3GB RAM launched in India

The K6 Power runs Android 6.0 out of the box with Lenovo proprietary Vibe UI over it. In future Lenovo is expected to launch its upcoming list of Vibe K5, Vibe K5 Note, and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note smartphone, It is expected to stand for extra long battery life.

Samsung Electronics reported to be weighing up split

Each shareholder would benefit by 28,500 won per share, or 36 percent added to last year's payout when factoring in the stock gains from buyback and cancellation action, the company said in a statement . "At the same time, however, Samsung Electronics' shareholders have suffered from the long-term undervaluation of the business by the equity market", it said.

Amazon may launch a supersized Echo speaker with touchscreen

The current Echo range relies exclusively on voice activation for operation, but the addition of a screen would add a further element of functionality to the popular device. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to hear that the new device will reportedly use an "optimized version" of Fire OS, Amazon's operating system for those tablets.

Opposition unites in show of 'anger'

Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav said Modi's remarks were "a serious allegation against the opposition parties". Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who had taken up cudgels against Modi on the issue, termed demonetisation of high-value currency notes as the world's "biggest impromptu financial experiment" about which even the finance minister and the chief economic adviser were clueless before the announcement was made.

Get the best deals this Black Friday

Amazon's app, which more than 70% of their shoppers used previous year, lets you set up deal alerts (useful for keeping tabs on Amazon's speedy Lightning deals ) and scan product bar codes (if you're in a store) to check prices and read reviews .