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Big Names in Tech Reportedly Interested in Buying Twitter
- September 25, 2016

Salesforce, a cloud-computing company, known for its CRM tools and cloud computing expertise, is also extremely cash rich and could add Twitter to its diverse line-up of social and cloud enterprise services. Kevin Kelly of Recon Capital says Twitter could strike a deal worth around $20 billion, with a potential buyer paying up to $30 per share. We've reached out for comment from Twitter regarding the rumor and will update this piece once we hear back from the company. (more...)
Child Abuse Claim Against Brad Pitt Triggers 'Routine' Investigation Child Abuse Claim Against Brad Pitt Triggers 'Routine' Investigation
- September 25, 2016

The Los Angeles Police Department denied on Thursday reports that Pitt , 52, was under investigation. Jolie's entertainment lawyer, Robert Offer, also released a statement on Tuesday to say her decision to file for divorce "was made for the health of the family". (more...)
Brian Krebs' blog banged in bloody massive DDoS Brian Krebs' blog banged in bloody massive DDoS
- September 25, 2016

The attack may be related to Krebs' recent reporting on a website called vDOS, a service allegedly created by two Israeli men that would carry out cyberattacks on behalf of paying customers. GRE is a Cisco-developed protocol used to encapsulate network layer protocols, for use with virtual private networking. People in Germany will soon all have 50Mbps, and we've seen theoretical speeds topping out at 4.7Gbps. (more...)
Google about to buy Twitter?
- September 25, 2016

CNBC , citing anonymous sources, reported on Friday that Twitter is in talks with companies including Google and may receive a formal bid soon. Twitter is definitely a gold mine of data that a number of companies would be interested in, along with the user base the social media service now has, averaging 313 million monthly active users. (more...)
Malicious USB Sticks Left in Australians' Mailboxes Malicious USB Sticks Left in Australians' Mailboxes
- September 25, 2016

A Victoria police spokesperson said the USB sticks "ruin" computers they're inserted into. The State Police on Wednesday issued a warning, saying these USB drives are "believed to be extremely harmful", urging the public not to use them. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 fires in China not caused by batteries Galaxy Note 7 fires in China not caused by batteries
- September 25, 2016

Two-and-a-half million of the phones were recalled worldwide. However, Samsung officials have now stated that this particular case was caused by external heating instead of a faulty battery unit. Samsung does note that the new Note 7's battery icon color will be changed to green after a software update, so don't fret if you get a new Note 7 but see a white battery indicator after powering it on. (more...)
BSNL to launch free voice plans to rival Jio BSNL to launch free voice plans to rival Jio
- September 25, 2016

If you look at the Reliance Jio 4G plan, the free voice calling facility is applicable only to 4G subscribers. The difference could be of Rs.2-4. BSNL came forward to compete with Reliance Jio and made a decision to offer free voice calling to its customers. (more...)
Authorities retrieve weapon from mall shooting
- September 25, 2016

A prayer vigil at The Sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Road, Sedro-Woolley, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, according to their Facebook page. Police said the suspect was last seen walking toward Interstate 5, and they appealed to the public for help in identifying and finding him. A search continued Saturday for the gunman who shot five people to death Friday night in a Burlington shopping mall, and investigators said they didn't know who the gunman is, nor why he ... (more...)
Suspect in Washington State shooting captured
- September 25, 2016

Although authorities do not have the man's identity, Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton has strong words for the alleged suspect. "This is a senseless act". As the shots rang out, shoppers hid in dressing rooms and bathrooms and made hushed, terrified phone calls to relatives. "We have never been so scared in our lives", the woman texted the station. (more...)
The Fascinating History Of Presidential Debates The Fascinating History Of Presidential Debates
- September 25, 2016

But in the second debate, Romney, responding to a question about gender pay equality, said he had "binders full of women" as candidates for Cabinet posts. FILE - President George H.W. Bush checks his watch during the 1992 presidential campaign debate with Independent Ross Perot and Democrat Bill Clinton, not shown. (more...)
Clinton ally playing Trump in debate prep Clinton ally playing Trump in debate prep
- September 25, 2016

More generally, the two candidates' supporters are about equally likely to say the US role in world affairs is very or extremely important, 71 percent for Clinton's supporters to 69 percent for Trump's. Donald Trump is described as the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern times. For both, it's about rattling the other candidate - and not being baited into a less-than-presidential performance . (more...)
Cruz throws his support to Trump's campaign at last
- September 25, 2016

Since the convention speech, polls have suggested that Cruz's popularity was slipping nationally and in Texas - where he could face a primary challenger for re-election in 2018, The Associated Press reported. However, that argument was a tough sell for numerous voters who backed his presidential bid, with a few saying his endorsement of Trump vindicated Cruz's sharpest critics-several of whom accused him of opportunism. (more...)
Images of Kate, George and Charlotte 'stolen' from Pippa Middleton by hackers
- September 25, 2016

The seller, who is going by the name of "mas" has reportedly contacted media outlets claiming that they are in possession of pictures from parties, weddings and "pretty much everything in between". The publication noted Middleton's lawyers confirmed her account has been accessed and that her and Matthews have requested their privacy to be respected. (more...)
Xbox One Backward Compatibility: New Game Addition Sparks 'Call Of Duty' Inquiries
- September 25, 2016

More than 250 titles from previous-gen Xbox 360 have already been added to the catalog, and according to Criterion Games and Phil Spencer, more Xbox 360 titles are on their way to Xbox One in the not-so-distant future, including Burnout Paradise . (more...)
Mamadou Sakho accuses club of lying during extraordinary Snapchat rant
- September 25, 2016

The 26-year-old France worldwide, who was sent home early from the club's pre-season tour of the USA before rejecting a move to Stoke, has not played for the Reds this season. Asked what Sakho needed to do to get back in the side, Carra said: "Behave himself by the sound of it!" "On matchday I am in a wrong mood to know about it", Klopp told reporters after the match. (more...)
It's All About the iPhone 7 and AirPods
- September 25, 2016

The first and most important change is the lack of headphone jack. "Upgrades are all important to Apple and for consumers coming from an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, the iPhone 7 will feel like a considerable step up". Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are very durable models. It will also allow people to buy different Bluetooth headphones, use earphones that connect through the Lightning port on the bottom of the phone, or use a connector that plugs into the same thing but allows ... (more...)
No Man's Sky Recreated in Doom with Mod No Man's Sky Recreated in Doom with Mod
- September 25, 2016

You can fly over the surface of planets using a jetpack, use a laser to mine minerals, and you've even got a backpack with an extremely limited inventory for storage. The aliens are generated in a "flipbook style" with different legs, heads, and so on. This mod features nearly everything from the game it takes inspiration from: the ability to jump into a spaceship to fly to procedurally generated planets and then jump out and mine anything and everything. (more...)
Curbs on entire Samsung Galaxy range likely after IndiGo fire
- September 25, 2016

This is the first incident of a Samsung phone device catching fire onboard a flight mid-air in India. Cabin crew rushed with extinguishers after smoke started emanating from the overhead bin and doused it. 1,000 Samsung customers were surveyed in an attempt to find out if people wish to switch to other brands. " We are in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information ", he said. (more...)
Rooney-less United wins; Wenger joy as Arsenal beats Chelsea
- September 25, 2016

The most expensive player in history, succeeded Paul Pogba scored his first goal with the shirt of United in the 42nd minute after an assist from angular Blind from restarting. On seven minutes the Korean fooled keeper Victor Valdes with a double feint after a one-two with Vincent Janssen. The teenage striker has been one of United's top performers in recent months since breaking into the Red Devils' first team under Louis van Gaal last season. (more...)
Apple's new iPhone 7 was unveiled Wednesday; how did Wichitans react?
- September 25, 2016

Of course , this is cheaper than forking out an extra $A229 for Apple's wireless AirPods , which would also allow you to charge your phone and listen to music. The caveat? If you lose or break your phone, or if it gets stolen, you are still on the hook for paying for it for 24 months, unless you buy insurance, which is usually about $10 a month. (more...)

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