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Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile will let you swap replacement Note 7
- October 08, 2016

A recent survey by financial information provider FnGuide showed that Samsung is expected to post an operating profit of 7.67 trillion won for the third-quarter of this year. T-Mobile began selling the phone to new customers this week, so they still have time to take it back. Southwest Airlines Co. spokesman Brad Hawkins said a passenger reported smoke coming from a Samsung device and that everyone got off the plane through the main cabin door. (more...)
Samsung expects its 2016 Q3 profit grew 5.6%, beating estimates
- October 08, 2016

Elliott Management, which owns about 0.62 percent of the company, published a letter and other documents late Wednesday that pushed for Samsung to overhaul its complicated hierarchy and pay $27 billion to investors as a special dividend. A recent survey by financial information provider FnGuide showed that Samsung is expected to post an operating profit of 7.67 trillion won for the third-quarter of this year. (more...)
Verizon will handle (and screw up) Google Pixel software updates
- October 08, 2016

Wireless carrier Verizon Communications, which has a US exclusive on the Pixel, will make a significant investment of its own in TV, digital marketing and social media, from around the phone's Oct 20 launch through the holiday season, said Jeff Dietel, vice president of device marketing at Verizon. (more...)
Indian police arrest 70 for targeting Americans in tax scam Indian police arrest 70 for targeting Americans in tax scam
- October 08, 2016

They would call up the USA citizens and demand their financial and bank details, failing which they would allegedly threaten them with dire consequences, including legal action. The list of charges brought against the accused includes extortion, information technology crimes and impersonation. Some good news about those IRS scam calls many in the metro have been receiving. (more...)
Bungie Teases Heroic Mode Coming to Rise of Iron Bungie Teases Heroic Mode Coming to Rise of Iron
- October 08, 2016

Rolling out the harder variant of the new Raid a few weeks after the standard mode is one way for Bungie to stretch out its Destiny content and keep players engaged with the game. The increased difficulty mode for the raid will be available for players to take part in starting from 18th October. Additionally, "Outside the path of the Siege Engine, you'll also partake in festivals and races". (more...)
Heroin addicts filmed for Facebook Live rather than helped Heroin addicts filmed for Facebook Live rather than helped
- October 07, 2016

Courtland Garner shared a video of the couple through Facebook Live, saying in the video, "Man they found some good dope". The husband and wife had both collapsed on the pavement after snorting heroin at a nearby Walgreens in Memphis, police told American publication WREG . (more...)
Google launches Pixel phone to take on Apple
- October 07, 2016

The higher 534ppi pixel density of the Pixel XL makes it the better choice if you're opting for Google's new Daydream VR headset, and you'll be getting a wider field of view too. On the down side, no microSD exists on either device. The first smartphones to feature Google Assistant built in, the 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL will also come with a number of other new features, including an advanced camera and unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos. (more...)
HURRICANE MATTHEW: Bears down on the USA coast soon HURRICANE MATTHEW: Bears down on the USA coast soon
- October 07, 2016

It is the sixth hurricane of the 2016 season. Everyone is urged to monitor weather conditions and forecasts as the storm track could change. The coastal areas from central Florida and Tropical storm force winds inland will be the main focus and concern how Matthew will behave over the next several days. (more...)
Pixel won't share Google Assistant with other Android phones
- October 07, 2016

You can even tell it to reserve a table for dinner at your favorite restaurant. And, keeping in line with the vast increases in mobile phone photography exploding around the world, the tech giant looks like they've put a lot of emphasis on the Pixel's imaging capabilities - in fact scoring the highest ever mark for a smartphone camera on review lab DxOMark . (more...)
Google phones target Apple but could leave Samsung vulnerable
- October 07, 2016

While we got to know a lot more about the way these devices works, but still many things like were still made clear during the event by the company. The recent presentation showed how Google Assistant was integrated and worked across multiple Google-branded devices. (more...)
Facebook wants to bring Free Basics to US Facebook wants to bring Free Basics to US
- October 07, 2016

Despite facing a number of regulatory headaches, Facebook-and the half-dozen other corporate giants involved in the Internet.org project-have managed to connect millions of people to the Web in dozens of countries via its app, Free Basics. The effort to offer a USA -based version of Free Basics is moving forward in fits and starts, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the effort has not been publicly revealed. (more...)
Hennessey VelociRaptor:: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled Hennessey VelociRaptor:: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled
- October 07, 2016

Although that price includes the base vehicle, it's a steep step up from the four-door Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew that begins at US$52,505 ($68,800). However, its stock 450 horsepower wasn't enough for Hennessey, so the VelociRaptor 6x6 now packs 600 hp. Optional extras include upgraded Brembo brakes, a unique interior, and body armour - as well as even larger wheels. (more...)
Google Pixel and Pixel XL First Impressions
- October 07, 2016

The front camera will be powered by a Sony's IMX179 sensor. If you were looking at the pre-order page for the Pixel phones in the United Kingdom, or Germany you may have noticed that there's one phone model that's missing: the "Really Blue" option is nowhere to be seen. (more...)
Pixel Phone Missing Google Assistant and Other Popular Features (GOOGL)
- October 07, 2016

As such, it feels that it can take on the current crop of flagships from Apple and Samsung. Just like with the iPhone 6S, the Pixel features visible antenna lines, brushed aluminum backs, a headphone jack and isn't waterproof. As for RAM, no matter where you are, 4G comes standard. With Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also going on sale, you can't help but wonder which smartphones are better performers. (more...)
Xiaomi India: We've Sold Over 500000 Smartphones In 3 Days Xiaomi India: We've Sold Over 500000 Smartphones In 3 Days
- October 07, 2016

It is now the biggest ever day for the online retailer to date and represents the growth of ecommerce in India. Just this week on Monday RedSeer Consulting has estimated e-commerce companies put together will not sell goods worth more than Rs 10,000 crore in October. (more...)
Mike Pence: Actually, Trump Doesn't Support A Muslim Ban Anymore
- October 07, 2016

He warmed up the crowd by saying "We all love Trump, right?" "Donald Trump has said in this campaign that - that he has regretted the times that - that he didn't choose his words well, particularly where it's created, you know, personal pain for people". (more...)
Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google's Pixel
- October 07, 2016

Ultimately, Google is making sure that it optimizes the user experience for Google Assistant in the first few months on the market, in terms of accuracy and usefulness. Look on the bottom of the handset and you'll see the iPhone 7's most controversial feature: the new non-moving home button's haptic feedback hardware leaves no space for a headphone jack, so owners have to use the Lightning port for both charging and connecting wired headphones. (more...)
Google Dreams About 'VR for Everyone' with Daydream Platform News
- October 07, 2016

While Google's new devices on their own may provide some incremental benefit to their predecessors, it's not until you buy them all and have them work together that the benefits become apparent. It is available for pre-order in November. Twitter users have been trolling Google's choice of colours for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, saying the company tried really hard, at least to come up with colour names. (more...)
Google gets aggressive with own phones
- October 07, 2016

That means Samsung, LG and others can keep making their own phones with Google software . Google added to the coming hardware line-up with a modular Wi-Fi system that lets a set of interconnected mini-modems be spread around homes to make signals strong in all spots. (more...)
New Dishonored 2 trailer shows daring escapes using supernatural powers New Dishonored 2 trailer shows daring escapes using supernatural powers
- October 07, 2016

Corvo on the other hand showcases his ability to take over an enemy using Possession. Today, the FPS infiltration and action Arkane Studios offers a new, coming specially to highlight the different powers of the two heroes, Corvo and Emily. (more...)

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