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BlackBerry stops making phones, to focus on software BlackBerry stops making phones, to focus on software
- September 29, 2016

These devices will run BlackBerry's "secure" take on Google's Android operating system. The company announced a shift to a licensing and royalty-collecting arrangement with a joint venture PT BB Merah Putih, which is led by Indonesia's largest wireless carrier PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk. (more...)
OPEC nears preliminary accord on oil production
- September 29, 2016

The 14-nation group of major oil producers is targeting a production cap that would hold output to between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels a day. But more recently, the Saudis said they were not going to cut production unless other members followed suit; production remained high, and prices fell. (more...)
Jeep Compass returns in large gallery Jeep Compass returns in large gallery
- September 29, 2016

It will be manufactured at FCA's Ranjangaon facility near Pune. Jeep has reportedly shared parts and components with the Jeep Renegade, though in the 2017 Compass, the structure is 70 percent stiffer thanks to the use of HSS (high-strength steel). (more...)
Syrian Ceasefire on Brink of Collapse After US Airstrikes Syrian Ceasefire on Brink of Collapse After US Airstrikes
- September 29, 2016

State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. "If you are serious about having a cease-fire, and they say they are, then they should keep Assad from flying right now". The Syrian military said earlier Monday that the cease-fire had expired. The United States, Russia, the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition have all traded allegations of truce violations. (more...)
'Cyberpunk 2077' Could Feature A Living Open-World City, Seamless Multiplayer 'Cyberpunk 2077' Could Feature A Living Open-World City, Seamless Multiplayer
- September 29, 2016

The game's development has essentially been shrouded in mystery since its initial reveal, but a recent development grant application from CD Projekt Red might have finally shed some light on the studio's goals for their next game. Feel free to talk about CD Projekt Red's next moves in our comments section below. CD Projekt Red is hard at work on their next role playing game, Cyberpunk 2077 , but very little is known about the game. (more...)
Investors Recap - Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Investors Recap - Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)
- September 29, 2016

Leerink Swann now has $94.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company's stock, down from their prior target price of $112.00. A number of equities analysts recently commented on GILD shares. While the value investor may see an opportunity to scoop up the stock at lower levels, for now, the stock price is moving sharply lower. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website . (more...)
Smoke From Overheated Samsung Tablet Causes Plane to Make Emergency Landing Smoke From Overheated Samsung Tablet Causes Plane to Make Emergency Landing
- September 29, 2016

The plane had to be landed in Manchester, England where it spent about two hours in which the entire seat was replaced before the plane was sent on its way to Amsterdam. She added: "The device in question fell below the seat and became jammed, which caused the malfunction". Samsung released a statement on Monday, which was obtained by ABC News: "It appears that external factors contributed to this incident". (more...)
Samsung drama continues as company's washing machines found to explode
- September 29, 2016

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers about possible safety issues involving some Samsung top-loading washing machines. The commission suggests that owners only use the delicate cycle to wash bedding and water-resistant and bulky items because the lower spin speed "lessens the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine becoming dislodged". (more...)
German carmakers and technology firms form 5G telecoms association German carmakers and technology firms form 5G telecoms association
- September 29, 2016

German auto makers Audi, BMW (DE:) and Daimler (DE:) on Tuesday launched an alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson (ST:), Huawei [HWT.UL], Intel (O:), Nokia (HE:) and Qualcomm (O:) to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars. (more...)
Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market Google's bid for smarter messaging hits market
- September 29, 2016

In fact, you can't even use the same account on multiple phones which looks pretty odd. Google launched its new messaging app, Allo, late last night, and its unique name - which means " other " or "different" by the way - truly captures what it has to offer. (more...)
Google launches Allo to take on WhatsApp; customises it for India Google launches Allo to take on WhatsApp; customises it for India
- September 29, 2016

While you're chatting, the Assistant can chime in with helpful suggestion or tasks. The Allo app can send SMS to your contacts who are not yet on Allo. The more you use Google Assistant, the more useful it becomes by remembering your preferences and information you ask it to. Chat is more than just text! The app introduces Google Assistant where users just type @google to ask the U.S. (more...)
NBN scraps Optus HFC in favour of FTTdp NBN scraps Optus HFC in favour of FTTdp
- September 29, 2016

The leaked document previous year showed the Optus HFC was not "fit for purpose" and that considerable investment was needed to replace ageing equipment. FTTdp will be considered for deployment for a number of premises that had previously been earmarked for either fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) or hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) in areas served exclusively by the Optus HFC network. (more...)
New fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery revealed New fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery revealed
- September 29, 2016

By far the most impressive new feature is the debut of Intelligent Seat Fold - a system that allows the second and third row seats to be folded from buttons in the cargo area and on the C-pillars, or via a smartphone app allowing the interior to be configured remotely in preparation for the loading of large or bulky items. (more...)
Twitter now lets anyone create Moments about anything Twitter now lets anyone create Moments about anything
- September 29, 2016

Moments, by way of background, was previously code-named Project Lightning. It first launched a year ago as an effort to give people another reason to use Twitter , in light of challenges with stalling user growth. If anything, opening up Moments could spell trouble for third-party tweet aggregation services. Whether the promised expansion of Moments will have an effect on the feature's engagement, though, is another matter. (more...)
Samsung Announces Quick Solution For Galaxy Note 7 Users To Not Explode Samsung Announces Quick Solution For Galaxy Note 7 Users To Not Explode
- September 29, 2016

USA regulators issued an official recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone on Thursday because of a risk of fire. The South Korean company reported Thursday that about 500,000 devices, or half of the recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the US, have been exchanged through its program. (more...)
Dragon Quest Builders Demo Available Today Dragon Quest Builders Demo Available Today
- September 29, 2016

For now, have a look at the brand new trailer. Try out the Dragon Quest block-building RPG today. The introductory covers the restoration segment of the main town, battling hordes of monsters, quests and exploration of the large island. (more...)
Charters don't hurt district schools financially Charters don't hurt district schools financially
- September 29, 2016

And Delice Mitchell, whose fifth-grade son attends Achievement First Voyager Middle School, hopes charter schools will get more funding to reduce class sizes. MA voters understand that Question 2 will take billions of dollars away from successful public schools and send it to privately-run charters. Some districts, including Boston, have raised their spending per pupil only by taking money from other parts of the city budget. (more...)
Sprint CEO: Samsung Recall Will Soon Be In the Past (S)
- September 29, 2016

However, in the posted images of Galaxy Note 7 owners on a Reddit thread , it seems that Samsung is not following these signs for the replacement units. By introducing the Green battery icon, Samsung will limit the charging levels, allowing customers to charge the Note 7 only up to a certain level (60 per cent). (more...)
Google's search app now sports an incognito mode
- September 29, 2016

But now they can safely hand off their phones to friends without worrying that their private searches will be clearly visible. Similar to Chrome , when you're in incognito mode it will switch to a dark theme to let you know you're no longer in a regular browsing session. (more...)
The New Gangnam Style? Social media erupts for pineapple pen The New Gangnam Style? Social media erupts for pineapple pen
- September 29, 2016

You could come up with the best and most relevant content catering to your target audience and barely get noticed. I have a pen . I have an apple . In the '90s there was the Macarena or Who Let The Dogs Out . For their own version, the widely popular television and movie streaming site remixed scenes from "Narcos", "House of Cards", "Orange Is The New Black", "Stranger Things" and "Spongebob Squarepants" with scenes from the original video. (more...)

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