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Samsung shares fall over Galaxy Note fears
- September 02, 2016

Samsung Electronics will be delaying further shipments of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7 , with the company stating that it will be undertaking additional quality control testing on the devices. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is getting compared to Galaxy Note 5 in terms of camera in a recent video comparison. We've searched high and low on these forums to find some of the biggest Note 7 issues - as well as the ones people are most likely to run into - and provided workarounds and ... (more...)
Samsung Delaying Galaxy Note 7 Shipments Amid Reports of Exploding Batteries
- September 02, 2016

The company said it is investigating the reports of phones catching fire and exploding. The move comes after reports in South Korea that some consumers claimed batteries in the jumbo smartphone exploded during charging. Such a recall would be unprecedented in the mobile space, and it would be a significant blow to Samsung after launching the Galaxy Note7 just last month to favorable reviews from tech publications and users alike. (more...)
Sony's new smartphones are the Xperia handsets you've been waiting for Sony's new smartphones are the Xperia handsets you've been waiting for
- September 02, 2016

Otherwise, both have the same Snapdragon 820 CPU, 3GB of RAM , and maximum of 64GB of flash storage that can be expanded to 256GB. For starters, the Xperia XZ is fitted with a 23MP Exmor RS sensor on the back with laser autofocus, 5-axis video stabilization and an RGBC infrared sensor that simultaneously captures RGB and infrared images allowing for better color accuracy and white balance. (more...)
Withings Hides Top Fitness Tracking Features in Attractive Watch Withings Hides Top Fitness Tracking Features in Attractive Watch
- September 02, 2016

The new Steel HR isn't quite that cheap, but at $180 for the 36-millimeter version, and $200 for the 40-millimeter, it offers a decent amount of functionality in a form factor that most smartwatch haters might actually want to wear. But what is most exciting about the Steel HR is that it will continuously measure your heart rate during workouts, average heart rate during the day, and resting heart rate while sleeping. (more...)
Independent Irish ministers want review of multinationals tax Independent Irish ministers want review of multinationals tax
- September 02, 2016

Cracks are emerging in the Cabinet over whether the government should appeal the European Commission's shock Apple tax decision . A Cabinet meeting was held on Wednesday but ministers failed to reach agreement and will reconvene for another emergency meeting on Friday. (more...)
Apple to remove abandoned and outdated apps from the App Store
- September 02, 2016

It was a vanity metric as nobody would install millions of apps . As Apple follows the trend of dual lens camera like Huawei and LG, fans can not wait to compare the photos of the new iPhone 7 Plus to other brands and even to previous iPhone models. (more...)
YouTube is Disabling Monetization on Non-Advertiser-Friendly Videos YouTube is Disabling Monetization on Non-Advertiser-Friendly Videos
- September 02, 2016

Tech news site Recode reports that content creators will receive about 70% of revenue, compared to about 50% on YouTube and Facebook, though Twitter has yet to confirm this number. He details all this in a new video (which does have adverts in it, despite some language which could definitely be considered not-advertiser friendly). (more...)
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with improved app and update downloads Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with improved app and update downloads
- September 02, 2016

The third Redstone 2 build finally broke the ice and brought an interesting new feature. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 is released for Insider in the Fast Ring. The company also said it was working on a fix, and that fix has now been deployed in the form of Windows 10 cumulative update KB3176938, which was released yesterday. (more...)
Highway Patrol to Step up Targeted Patrols This Holiday Weekend Highway Patrol to Step up Targeted Patrols This Holiday Weekend
- September 02, 2016

Friday, September 2, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 5. A heavy presence will be used to combat reckless and distracted driving such as texting and driving. I-90 in La Crosse reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. United States 51 remains open to one lane of traffic in each direction. In Marinette County - US 141 southbound is closed in the village of Wausaukee from WIS 180 to north village of Wausaukee limit. (more...)
Hurricane Hermine may bring a wet Labor Day weekend Hurricane Hermine may bring a wet Labor Day weekend
- September 02, 2016

Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties as Tropical Storm Hermine heads toward Florida's Gulf Coast. City crews struggled to keep up with demand for sand with sandbags. He says he's mostly anxious about the new equipment he's recently purchased for the waterfront restaurant. In South Carolina, news outlets reported that high school football games in many areas will be played Thursday night because Hermine was expected to bring heavy rains to the state Friday. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 prices leaked before launch date
- September 02, 2016

The invites , sent out last week, describe an event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium next Wednesday at 10am - and it's nearly certain we'll see the iPhone 7 there. The multi-camera technology is reportedly from LinX, a company Apple bought just under a year ago . The iPhone 7 will use pressure-sensitive technology from Macbook computers to replace the home button, claimed Bloomberg Technology . (more...)
Blizzard Announces Free-To-Play Weekend For Overwatch, Begins September 9 Blizzard Announces Free-To-Play Weekend For Overwatch, Begins September 9
- September 02, 2016

Well, good news for you, if you're playing on consoles: you can download it for free. You'll even be able to level up and earn loot boxes, so that if you decide to buy the full game later on you won't lose any progress. Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Given how successful Overwatch's open beta was, it makes sense that Blizzard would want to offer another free-for-a-limited-time experience to coax people into buying the team-based shooter. (more...)
Ferrari Builds One More LaFerrari to Benefit Earthquake Victims Ferrari Builds One More LaFerrari to Benefit Earthquake Victims
- September 02, 2016

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that Ferrari will be producing one single additional LaFerrari bringing the originally planned 499 cars to an even 500 units built. As some of you know, Italy was hit by an natural disaster that measured 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale on August 24. Almost 250 people lost their lives and rescue efforts are ongoing.No details have been revealed about when the LaFerrari will be built or where it will be auctioned. (more...)
When is your phone getting Android 7.0 Nougat? We asked every manufacturer
- September 01, 2016

The new update, which adds a number of improvements, including better multi-tasking and notification control, is slowly rolling out to Nexus users over the coming weeks. The update will most likely be made available on the most recent flagships in some months or before New Year. That's the phone that I've been testing this week and I'd love to see what it's like with some Nougat-y goodness. (more...)
Apple's next iPhone will likely be unveiled September 7
- September 01, 2016

Pair that official documentation with the leaked photos that purportedly showed wireless earbuds packed in with what appears to be a boxed iPhone 7, and it seems highly likely that we won't just be seeing an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus unveiled at Apple's September 7 event. (more...)
New StreetPass Games Out Today New StreetPass Games Out Today
- September 01, 2016

However, the feature is only available to those who have upgraded to StreetPass Plaza Premium, which was introduced previous year so players could collect birthdays and place Miis into a special VIP room. Feed Me is a cooking game where you're tasked with preparing dishes fit for a king. Explorer uses the step counter of each Mii to move forward on an adventure through uncharted territory, for example. (more...)
Spec Sheet Shows iPhone 7 Plus With 256GB Storage and Lightning EarPods Spec Sheet Shows iPhone 7 Plus With 256GB Storage and Lightning EarPods
- September 01, 2016

Another headphone rumour from Deutsche Bank analysts by way of Business Insider , suggests that Apple will include a special adaptor along with the iPhone 7 instead of a pair of headphones. Converting the prices to Indian currency, the 32GB, 128GB and 256GB of iPhone 7 would approximately cost Rs. 53,150, Rs. 61,200 and Rs 71,250 respectively. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus prices leaked a week before launch Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus prices leaked a week before launch
- September 01, 2016

Numerous leaks and rumors have already revealed nearly all details about the upcoming smartphones. Diving into price details first, PhoneRadar claims that the base 32GB iPhone 7 will go for CNY 5288 (roughly $790 or Rs 53150), the 128GB one for CNY 6088 (approx $910 or Rs 61200), and the new 256GB edition for CNY 7088 (about $1060 or Rs 71250). (more...)
Pokemon Sun and Moon reveals Alolan Rattata, Munchlax early purchase bonus Pokemon Sun and Moon reveals Alolan Rattata, Munchlax early purchase bonus
- September 01, 2016

During their Nintendo Direct presentation today, Nintendo revealed that early purchases of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS exclusive Pokemon Sun/Moon will be getting a free Pokemon- a Munchlax , that evolves into Pulverizing Snorlax, and holds a special Z-Move crystal that lets it perform a unique Z-Move, Pulverizing Pancake. (more...)
Acer Announces World's First Curved Screen Notebook Acer Announces World's First Curved Screen Notebook
- September 01, 2016

Given what's stuffed inside the Predator 21 X, I'd say you could at the very least triple that figure for the flagship. Fueled by a 7th Gen Intel Core Processor, we built the Predator 21 X with one goal in mind - gaming. While the Acer Spin 7 has been priced at $1,199 (roughly Rs 80,000), the Spin 5, Spin 3 and Spin 1 will be available for $599 (roughly Rs 40,000), $499 (roughly Rs 33,000), and $249 (roughly Rs 16,500) respectively. (more...)

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