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Apple CEO Tim Cook's Annual Pay Jumps 47 Percent to $12.8 Million


In 2016, Cook had security expenses of $220,432. It also includes $440,374 in "other" compensation , according to a regulatory filing . From now on Cook will be using only the private jets for all business and personal travels. The raises come after a strong financial year for Apple which saw revenue growth in both hardware products like its phones and computers as well as digital services like Apple Pay, Apple Music and its App Store . Read More »

Sensex tops 34000, Nifty at all time high of 10500

After an initial upward move that saw the benchmark indices Sensex and the Nifty 50 post fresh record highs, the Indian stock market turned sluggish and stayed in the red for the most part of the session till about thirty minutes to close. Read More »

Amazon's Happy Holiday: Over 4 Million Try Prime During A Single Week


The most-watched Amazon original movie was "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his wife, Emily V. Gordon. In addition to a record number of online orders, Amazon relays that it saw significant gains to its Prime membership, noting that it saw more than 4 million new Prime subscribers in one week alone. Read More »

The 2017 Steam Winter Sale Has Begun

From now until 1 p.m. ET on January 4, 2018, some of the year's biggest games are on sale, alongside other must-play titles. Under the Winter Sale 2017, Steam also offers a good deal on the game's Deluxe Edition, which includes the Season Pass that lets players access a number of post-launch downloadable contents (DLCs) for only $38.24, after a 55 percent discount . Read More »

Facebook to Integrate Universal Music Group's Music Into Its Platforms


The agreement aims to foster increased engagement between artists and fans online by first allowing users to upload videos containing licensed music. The deal will also include Instagram and Oculus . If later music-based social experiences are deemed indicative of a track's popularity, for example, then it's easy to imagine a scenario in which artists and labels start pushing for Facebook and related "experience" stats to be considered on the Billboard charts. Read More »

Sheriff: Dogs who mauled owner to death euthanized


Investigators say she was first attacked on her throat and face. "As more and more details come out, I think there probably was some sort of outside influence, but not necessarily another animal or anything like that - just something that could have enticed the dogs to get overexcited and react the way dogs will". Read More »

Jeep Cherokee going to Detroit with new face


It gets reshaped headlights, a redesigned front bumper and new foglight bezels. Off-road-focused Trailhawk variants are expected to retain more muscular styling, with the inclusion of tow hooks, black cladding on the bumpers and wheelarches, all-terrain tyres and an increased ride height. Read More »

2 militants killed in overnight encounter in Kashmir's Shopian, operation on: Army


While the cordon was being laid, hiding militants fired upon the joint search party, thus starting an encounter. Confirming this a police spokesman said that another militant fled from the encounter site. "She was hit by a bullet in the left side of her abdomen during the massive clashes near encounter site". Multiple funerals were held and two militants and the woman were later buried at local graveyard. Read More »

French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing


To recollect, this is not the first time that WhatsApp and Facebook has been in limelight in regards of user data. However, this was a problem for the WhatsApp users, and questioned the application's privacy policy. The Chair of the CNIL considered that the data transfer from WHATSAPP to FACEBOOK Inc. for this "business intelligence" goal is not based on the legal basis required by the Data Protection Act for any processing. Read More »

Injustice 2 Free Trial Available Today


Injustice 2 is free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until the end of the day on December 18. The free trial contains chapters 1 through 3 of the game's Story Mode, plus you'll get to try out all of the game's multiplayer and online modes with the full character roster unlocked. Read More »

IOS 11.2.5 Beta 1 Released


The iOS 11.2.1 update says it "fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app". Apple's server-side fix of the issue corrected the problem but also disabled remote access to shared users. On the Apple TV 4, although, you can install the update manually by downloading the IPSW file through iTunes . Further, if your device runs beta software, you may have to remove "beta profiles" and then reboot before manually checking for the update. Read More »

Crytek sues Star Citizen studio in tangled lawsuit


Freyermuth had represented Crytek in similar negotiations with third parties in the past. RSI's decision to switch from CryEngine to a separate game development system from Amazon, called Lumberyard, also allegedly breaks contractual agreements between the two firms, it claimed. Read More »

Twitter Now Lets You Easily Thread Together Tweets


Twitter's latest move aims to make it easier to string tweets together and help you easily discover threads . This Add another Tweet feature is available for both Twitter mobile app as well as the desktop version. Users will be able to tap a button while writing their tweet and link a second tweet to it and so forth. The new feature comes after Twitter updated its 140-character limit this fall. Read More »

Google Maps will soon give you real-time notifications in transit mode


Google has been testing real-time notifications for transit journeys, according to TechCrunch . Once you search and locate transit directions, you can press on that "start" button you see on the screen. The new feature would be especially useful for navigating a new city or for commuters who want to take a nap on the train without missing their stop. Read More »

Do aliens exist? NASA likely to make big revelation this week


NASA does not mention aliens explicitly in its description of the telescope's mission, but it does state that Kepler is on the hunt for planets like Earth . As of now, the telescope has discovered more than 2500 unusual worlds. It contemplated planets around stars categorized as bright M Dwarfs in the environs of the Sun. Read More »

Best meteor shower of the year starts Wednesday night


Just don't expect to see as many shooting stars as in an area with truly dark skies. Folks willing to endure some cold and stay up past their bedtimes are about to be treated to the annual Geminid meteor shower this week, which is expected to one of the best of the year. Read More »

Al Franken accusers respond to his resignation announcement


Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair . There's more I want to say, but the first and most important thing-and if it's the only thing you care to hear, that's fine - is: "I'm sorry", the senator said in a statement. Read More »