Facebook to buy back up to $6 billion in stock

Its shares rose 1.3% to $118.51 in after-hours trading Friday. Apple had repurchased $10.9 billion worth of shares in the fiscal 2016 second quarter; while Google had announced a $5 billion stock buyback in 2015. The social media giant also said that it will be on the lookout for Athwal's replacement, with his assistance. Facebook , like other major tech companies, has amassed a stockpile of cash in recent years. Read More

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip will supercharge next year's smartphones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip will supercharge next year's smartphones

The charging capabilities will also be integrated into Qualcomm's next generation of mobile processors, including the Snapdragon 835 . Qualcomm also claims that Quick Charge 4 offers 20 percent faster charging and 30 percent better efficiency that Quick Charge 3.0, which is found on phones such as the HTC 10 , LG G5 and Google Pixel. Read More

LinkedIn 'blocked in Russia' under controversial data law

LinkedIn 'blocked in Russia' under controversial data law

In 2014, local Russian law makers passed new rules aimed at protecting the personal data of their citizens by requiring companies to store any data they collected within the country. " LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for the entire global workforce", according to a statement. Many Russian and foreign organizations, including Alibaba , Apple , Booking.com , and Google , have already transferred user data from foreign data centers to Russia or announced plans to do so, ... Read More

US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal

US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal

Morano put the document in a paper shredder and said that's what will happen to the Paris deal once Trump takes office. Wearing a red Trump hat, he said "the delegates here seem to be in deep denial about President-elect Trump's policies". Read More

Ban Ki-moon expresses deep admiration for Moroccan King

Ban Ki-moon expresses deep admiration for Moroccan King

The Paris Agreement was signed by more than 190 countries and has been formally approved by more than 100 of them, including the United States and even oil-rich Saudi Arabia. Trump will really hear and understand the seriousness and urgency of addressing climate change". "Throughout my tenure as the chief of the United Nations , I have worked closely with the King and I look forward to meet the Sovereign", he said at a press conference on the sidelines of COP22 on Monday. Read More

Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female

Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female

Some were harassed due to their gender, while others were reported to the company just because of who they are. Tinder's CEO Sean Rad said the company will continue adding options to its list of gender identities. Users can exclude transgender or gender non-conforming people, or choose to match only with them. The important thing is, we got the right people in the room. Read More

Best Black Friday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more

The mad scramble for bargains on Black Friday may have already begun, as Amazon has kicked off its sales event early and will continue to offer cut-price deals until Cyber Monday on November 28. Sign up to store emails, become a store member for exclusive early deals, and keep an eye on retailers social media presence to get all the information first. Read More

2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

Thousands of people marched on Marrakesh to demand "climate justice" from global envoys gathered for United Nations talks on staving off worst-case-scenario global warming. According to the group's latest projections, our collective carbon footprint grew by a mere 0.2 percent in 2016. China - the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) at 29 per cent - saw emissions decrease by only 0.7 per cent in 2015, compared to growth of more than five per cent per year the previous decade. Read More

Doctor Strange And Other Movies Thrived This Weekend Because Of The Election

Doctor Strange And Other Movies Thrived This Weekend Because Of The Election

Moviegoers drained by the drama of the presidential election sought refuge at the movies over the weekend, where ticket sales were robust for just about everything. Still, Arrival continues its trajectory as a likely Oscar and Golden Globe contender, with Adams generating some of the best reviews of her career for her leading turn as a linguist communicating with a band of squid-like aliens who invade Earth with a seemingly ominous message for humanity. Read More

2 ex-Christie aides convicted in bridge plot want new trial

2 ex-Christie aides convicted in bridge plot want new trial

But Kelly , Baroni and a third former Christie ally, who testified against them, said under oath that Christie knew about the plan to close lanes either in advance or during the four days it was in progress. Tensions had been building for weeks between the two men, with some Trump insiders questioning Christie's loyalty in the last month of the campaign, when it looked like Trump would lose. Read More

Bernie Sanders for president in 2020? He's not ruling it out

At the same time, the party's marquee names are far older than the core Democratic coalition. The dynamic was clear early on. The results of this presidential election shocked me, to say the very least. Political parties have a bad habit of assuming ownership over positions on a spectrum. (Obama won MI, which is still too close to call, by 9.5 percentage points in 2012). Read More

Mexico's lower house approves 2017 budget, sends it to president

Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu insisted on Wednesday that his country would not pay for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. Trump also accused Mexico of sending "rapists" into the U.S. According to the minister, the Mexican government wishes to continue integration with the USA and to seek opportunities with its closest trading partner. Read More

Largest, brightest supermoon of the 21st century rising next week

Largest, brightest supermoon of the 21st century rising next week

The next time a full moon is even closer to Earth will be on November 25, 2034. "Since the moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee)". It's true that the moon's actual distance from Earth will be unusually close on November 13, scientists say. [Eastern time] - within two hours of the moon becoming officially full - making this fun event an extra-super, perigee full moon. Read More

Hot bulb hitting cardboard sparked massive NY fire

Hot bulb hitting cardboard sparked massive NY fire

Buffalo News reported that Fred K. Heinle, director of development for Lackawanna , said a "hot light bulb" fell, sparking the blaze when it came into contact with combustible materials Wednesday morning. Other tenants at the facility include a mix of light manufacturing, logistics, storage and steel supply businesses. "We're going to do everything we can to mitigate this, to get this fire under control, to put it out as safely and try to limit its impact upon our environment". Read More

South African parliament defeats motion to remove president

South African parliament defeats motion to remove president

ANC MPs jeered as opposition party leaders spoke in probably the rowdiest of the five no confidence motions brought against Zuma in the National Assembly. Skosana has accused those who want to remove Zuma in office as wanting to derail his progress. He is also fighting a court order that could reinstate nearly 800 corruption charges against him over a multi-billion dollar arms deal in the 1990s. Read More

Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories

Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories

In a move to outdo the functions of competitor Snapchat , Instagram now enables users to share photos and videos they've stitched together and tucked inside their app's personal stories profile. Boomerang started out as a separate application, but now the functionality is offered within the Instagram app. If you have access to this test, when you're creating a Story, you can click the white " link " icon at the top of the screen seen here and add a link to it . Read More

Thousands Of California Students Stage Walkouts, Chanting 'Not Our President'

Thousands Of California Students Stage Walkouts, Chanting 'Not Our President'

One protester was hit by a auto as the group attempted to block Highway 24. Following protests in several cities across the country Wednesday night, students from high schools in the East Bay can be seen on helicopter video taken by ABC's San Francisco station KGO marching toward city hall in Richmond. Read More

Trump assures Seoul of continued U.S. support over Pyongyang threat

President-elect Donald Trump has assured South Korea of continued US protection against North Korea once he takes office. North Korea also conducted its fifth nuclear test last month and in all has launched more than 20 ballistic missiles this year, part of its program aimed at improving the delivery system for nuclear weapons. Read More

NASA astronaut casts election ballot from space

His address, along with any other astronaut voting from space, was listed as "low-earth orbit". According to news reports , Kimbrough sent his ballot through a secure electronic email. Thanks to the Texas law that was passed the same year Wolf voted, both astronauts were able to vote for this year's presidential elections while in orbit. Read More

Samsung Apologises For Galaxy Note Phones In US Advertisements

Samsung Apologises For Galaxy Note Phones In US Advertisements

Samsung would join several companies already working on their own digital assistants, including Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. It has been officially announced that the Android Nougat 7.0 OS Beta will be available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones starting the 9 of November. Read More

Here's How to Livestream the Cubs World Series Parade

It's completely bonkers, but when you consider they've waited this long to celebrate a championship, the enthusiasm seems completely justified. HOME FOR HISTORY. traveling along Michigan Avenue between Oak Street and Ohio Street. Louisville Slugger is selling 2,016 commemorative bats celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series. Read More

Ballot Measures Confuse Voters, Result in Long Lines at Poll

Polling locations are assigned according to your residential address. By comparison, over 1.3 million people voted before the 2008 election and over 1.5 million did in 2012, according to state election officials. But the battle between incumbent Republican Sen. Throughout the presidential race, Clinton has never trailed Trump in the polls, oscillating between about a 3- and 6-point lead. Read More

Bigg Boss 10: Swami Om's 'Divya Drishti' takes him to secret room

Bigg Boss 10: Swami Om's 'Divya Drishti' takes him to secret room

Snippets from Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar . In an argument, Monalisa explains that Gaurav's volume increases while talking to her. Monalisa, unable to take this snapping from Gaurav, breaks down into tears and she said with her teary eyes that she wants to leave the house tonight. Read More

FBI chief: No charges against Clinton after new email review

FBI chief: No charges against Clinton after new email review

Backed by President Barack Obama and her party's political elite, Clinton spent much of the a year ago fighting to unify Obama's coalition of minorities and younger voters, aided at times by Trump's deep unpopularity among women in both parties. Read More

Samsung washing machines recalled for risk of 'impact injuries'

Samsung has been forced to recall 2.8 million washing machines in the United States after the doors detached mid-wash, leaving one person with a broken jaw. John Herrington, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics America, said, "We are moving quickly and in partnership with the CPSC to ensure consumers know the options available to them and that any disruption in the home is minimized". Read More