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Yahoo sued for data breach
- October 04, 2016

The company's investigation thus far has pointed to a nation sponsor as responsible for the heist that occurred late in 2014 and had gone undetected until last month, said Bob Lord, Yahoo's CISO, in a blog post. The lawsuit was filed at a United States federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hack, by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor". (more...)
Donald Trump preps for debate in public
- October 04, 2016

Overall, Clinton received 42 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Trump, 12 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 2 percent for independent Evan McMullin and 1 percent for Green Party nominee Jill Stein in the tracking survey released today by Christopher Newport University. (more...)
End of the line for Microsoft Band 2 wrist device, company says End of the line for Microsoft Band 2 wrist device, company says
- October 04, 2016

All Microsoft says about the matter is that it has sold through current stock of the Band 2 and that it has no plans to introduce a new Band device this year. The rumors of Microsoft not releasing a Band 3 this year started up a few weeks ago. Still, don't expect any new fitness-tracking hardware from Microsoft anytime soon. (more...)
Facebook launches new 'marketplace' for buying, selling Facebook launches new 'marketplace' for buying, selling
- October 04, 2016

Facebook users would also be able to change the search location, search for specific items, or browse items by category. Once you've found something you want, you can message the seller directly or tap into their public profile - the same one they use to interact with friends - to make sure they seem legit. (more...)
Ford's September Car Sales Plunge, Toyota Sales Up 1.5% Ford's September Car Sales Plunge, Toyota Sales Up 1.5%
- October 04, 2016

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) said sales of its Silverado pickups plunged 15.5% year over year in September to 45,380 units. Despite record-setting F-Series truck sales in September, total Ford deliveries dropped 7.9% for the month as the company saw average daily sales declines in almost every vehicle segment, WardsAuto data shows. (more...)
Google Pixel And Pixel XL: Cheaper Option To Sell At $649
- October 03, 2016

The Pixel is expected to be a 5-inch device, while the Pixel XL is thought to be 5.5 inches. Taiwan's HTC has been busy manufacturing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones on behalf of the search engine giant and these two will be made official at an event this Tuesday afternoon. (more...)
Vettel angers rivals with F1 collision Vettel angers rivals with F1 collision
- October 03, 2016

And he could also have sustained serious damage when he clattered into Kimi Raikkonen in a clumsy overtaking move which cost him a 10-second penalty. Hamilton's title defence has been plagued by a number of mechanical problems, and he swiftly demanded answers from his team. (more...)
Broncos encouraged by Lynch's first appearance at QB
- October 03, 2016

Siemian staked the Broncos to a 14-7 lead, turning a pair of interceptions by ex-Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib into TDs that got Denver rolling toward its NFL-best ninth consecutive victory. The Bucs answered with a 13-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 7-yard Winston touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7. (A game) never feels over to me. The Broncos forced three Sunday while not losing one. (more...)
Pre-Production Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Units Burst Into Flames in China
- October 03, 2016

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said he believes that the recent issues with Galaxy Note 7 will not taint the company's brand in the long term. The update adds a green battery indicator to new Note 7 models outfitted with a safe battery . But that could lead to a bit of confusion: how do you know if you have an old Galaxy Note 7 or a new one? "Customers who exchange their device for a new Note7 can be fully confident that their replacement device is not affected by the battery cell issue". (more...)
Referendum in Hungary on EU-backed refugee placement
- October 03, 2016

More than 3.2 million voters - 98% of those who cast valid ballots - backed the government position, but turnout was only 43.9%, the National Election Office said. The majority of people voting in Hungary's referendum have rejected mandatory European Union quotas for relocating migrants , but a low turnout to vote could invalidate the result. (more...)
Twitter soars on report of takeover offer Twitter soars on report of takeover offer
- October 03, 2016

Twitter declined to comment on the report. Before today the company's shares had fallen by 30% in the a year ago as the social network has struggled to attract new users, while newer social apps have eaten into its screentime. Twitter's board of directors have also backed the move to sell the company, according to people familiar to the current situation. It's possible that nothing will come of these reports, but Twitter's stock has jumped since they first hit the wire. (more...)
Nokia D1C To Be One Of the Company's Comeback Android Phones Nokia D1C To Be One Of the Company's Comeback Android Phones
- October 03, 2016

Moreover, the handset with Motherboard ID MSM8937 will be powered by an octa-core arm Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.4GHz alongside 3GB RAM (2823MB) loaded Android 7.0 Nougat. Considering the specs, it is clear that the handset in question is a mid-range smartphone. "Under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly-founded company based in Finland, an exclusive global license to create ... (more...)
Lewis Hamilton wants answers after Malaysia engine fire Lewis Hamilton wants answers after Malaysia engine fire
- October 03, 2016

Pressed on how he was feeling after extending his lead in the championship race to 23 points over Lewis Hamilton, who retired when his engine expired, Rosberg replied: "I'm feeling at the moment a bit exhausted after that race". "No hard feelings to Lewis but I will take the win", enthused Ricciardo. "The words he said for the team in the meeting were really awesome". The Australian held off Verstappen to win in Malaysia, a late strategy call by the team to stop them under a virtual ... (more...)
Lindsay Lohan's finger chopped in boat mishap Lindsay Lohan's finger chopped in boat mishap
- October 03, 2016

But any chill vibes immediately dissipated when she went to raise the anchor, her hand becoming entangled in the ropes and pulling her off the boat. She admitted there was a search to find the missing part of her finger before surgeons were able to sew it back on. (more...)
Samsung says 500000 Galaxy Note 7 replacements have arrived in the US
- October 03, 2016

If you have been contemplating on getting a new Galaxy Note 7 , you can now get one for yourself without having to worry about any potential risks as the units on sale now are completely safe. According to Samsung, 70 percent of existing Note 7s in Canada have been registered as a part of the company's return program. The company has also delievered a software update to carriers that "will display a green battery icon on the status bar [to indicate] that consumers have a new Galaxy Note7 ... (more...)
What Is 'Westworld' About? The New HBO Series Is A Sci-Fi Thriller
- October 03, 2016

The show's producers have taken a more thoughtful approach to the criticism, saying the sexual violence is part of a larger social exploration of human nature. If they can both feel, does it matter if something is a human with synapses and a DNA code or an artificial being "coded with zeros and ones"? "How do you treat a robot with humanlike qualities?" This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones , The Wire , The Leftovers and Westworld . (more...)
Microsoft's initial goal was to sell 200 million Xbox One units Microsoft's initial goal was to sell 200 million Xbox One units
- October 03, 2016

Gaming in 4K is bound to be expensive, the Nvidia GTX 1080 is one of the few graphic cards that can support 4K gaming, and it costs Rs 60,000. Given Spencer's comments on the price of the Project Scorpio not unlike what has been previously seen, it is very unlikely that it will come with a price tag of more than $600. (more...)
Snapchat's Gift to The Tech Savvy: Spectacles
- October 03, 2016

The product will go on sale later this year priced at $130 (£100). Snapchat also announced that it's changing the company name to Snap Inc , in order to reflect it's growing range of products beyond messaging. " Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories", Agence France-Presse cited the firm as saying in an online post. (more...)
Peres said Jewish people 'not born to rule other', Obama
- October 03, 2016

Many in the Arab world accuse Peres of "war crimes" for his role in successive Middle East conflicts. Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, greeted Abbas when he arrived, a rare meeting in the past two years amid a stalled peace process. (more...)
Hillary Clinton responds to Donald Trump tax 'bombshell'
- October 03, 2016

The Times did not look at his federal return. The documents included the first page of a New York State resident income tax return, and the first page of both a New Jersey and a CT nonresident tax return. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has made the same proposal, which the conservative Tax Foundation said would help boost after-tax income for the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans by 5.3 percent. (more...)

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