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AT&T Said to Consider Stopping All Samsung Note 7 Sales
- October 09, 2016

Now the consumer safety watchdog is looking into it and this could lead to another recall of the handsets. Samsung disclosed only overall estimates in its filing, and isn't scheduled to issue full results with details of how its business lines performed until late October. (more...)
Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home
- October 09, 2016

Well, this is not the first time Amazon is ahead of Google. Both will use voice commands to play music, field questions and control home appliances - assuming you've installed "smart" versions of them. If you've been using Allo in the time that it's been released then you've undoubtedly already had a taste of Google Assistant. However, the interaction with Google Home appears to be more natural. (more...)
Reliance Jio, Airtel announce package offers for iPhone 7 Reliance Jio, Airtel announce package offers for iPhone 7
- October 09, 2016

Reliance Jio already offers free welcome plan till December 31, 2016, to all new 4G smartphone customers. The wireless arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Jio Infocomm has announced the latest Welcome offer for iPhone users. (more...)
Meet The Pixel Phone: Made By Google
- October 09, 2016

Now that Google has finally made a decision to increase the availability of its devices, there's a possibility that it may sell better than the company's Nexus devices. "Aside from the camera , the new Google Pixels are pretty undifferentiated compared to Samsung and iPhone 7th generation phones", he said. Gartner analyst Brian Blau said "the most exciting part" of Tuesday's announcement was the assistant, which showcases Google's strength in artificial intelligence. (more...)
Google Releases its Own Smart Home Device to Chase Amazon Google Releases its Own Smart Home Device to Chase Amazon
- October 09, 2016

That gives the companies a better chance of selling advertising or other services. And then there are products that you pay for that still sell their users to advertisers. But all that isn't what makes Home really powerful. The two are closely related . With a almost identical approach to Amazon's device, the household companion will be able to assist with tasks that include Google searches, playing music, and controlling various indoor appliances. (more...)
No Google Assistant on Android 7.1 Nougat for Non-Google Pixel Phones
- October 09, 2016

The cost of the 5-inch Google Pixel handset will begin at $649 for an unlocked 32GB model; whereas the cost of an unlocked entry-level 5.5-inch Pixel XL will begin at $769. He says that the name perfectly represents "the best of hardware and software designed by Google ". With Pixel , Google is overtly targeting Apple users who may be dissatisfied with the newest iPhones, unveiled in September to a mixed reaction from consumers and critics. (more...)
How Google Home's 'always on' will affect privacy
- October 09, 2016

Home is most impressive when you start pushing the boundaries of what you expect a smart assistant to be able to figure out. Google has released more details on Google Home, its response to the Echo and entry into a deeper smart home experience. (more...)
Hurricane cuts power to nearly 800000 Florida homes, businesses Hurricane cuts power to nearly 800000 Florida homes, businesses
- October 08, 2016

The Category 4 storm - which has killed at least 339 people across the Caribbean - began to batter the United States mainland in the early hours of Friday morning. The storm's eyewall is less than 100 miles from Jacksonville and continues to batter Florida's northeast coast, resulting in hurricane warning issued in North Carolina, including the Surf City area. (more...)
Latest Windows 10 update should fix your battery life issues
- October 08, 2016

Keep posted here for more updates and rumors on the upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone 2016. Completing the set of the Surface family is the Surface Book 2 which is also a prominent figure in the rumor mill and due for a release sometime in the near future. (more...)
PlayStation 4 to Get Skyrim, Fallout 4 Mods PlayStation 4 to Get Skyrim, Fallout 4 Mods
- October 08, 2016

Whether this spurred the Japanese company into action is unknown, but it now appears that they are prepared to allow mods to work as intended on all of Bethesda's titles, including Skyrim Special Edition . However, there will be no further new DLC for the game, and players will not be able to transfer their saves from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, or PS3 to PS4. (more...)
Michael Ancel Seems To Be Teasing Beyond Good & Evil 2 Michael Ancel Seems To Be Teasing Beyond Good & Evil 2
- October 08, 2016

Not much else has been said on the matter, but a few hours ago yet another teaser image has been made available to mark a rather important day for Ubisoft as a whole. The new image, which can be found right below, has been shared alongside a short caption, "Ready for the Fight", which hints at today's Ubisoft shareholder meeting today, where Vivendi might take further steps towards a takeover, something that would be a disaster, according to CEO Yves Guillemot. (more...)
Google's new phones won't solve Android's fundamental problems (GOOG)
- October 08, 2016

Forget all your dreams of Android 8.0, Pixel-owners. Luckily, there is an easy solution to fix this: the option of buying a phone directly through the Google Store , with the company then handling both software and security updates. It's an improvement from the dozens of bloatware apps that plague other Verizon-exclusive phones like the Moto Z, but they're still crap nobody wants. (more...)
Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview To Be Out Soon
- October 08, 2016

Like Apple's AI programme " Siri ", Pixel will be the first smartphone with Google Assistant in which people can have conversations with the device for assistance and navigation. Our homes are filled with cheap consumer electronics tat, but most of it is not made by Silicon Valley and maybe never will be. Some carriers peppered Google executives with questions about handling phone returns and technical support , the person said. (more...)
Mortal Kombat XL now available on PC Mortal Kombat XL now available on PC
- October 08, 2016

But that is not only the good news as Mortal Kombat XL Balance Patch will also be launched. With the "Kombat Pack 2" released and the issues of the " Mortal Kombat X " PC version already smoothed out, a lot of fans are now wondering about the release date of the upcoming downloadable content (DLC) for the game titled "Kombat Pack 3". (more...)
LifeProof Announce Waterproof Cases For Google's Pixel & XL LifeProof Announce Waterproof Cases For Google's Pixel & XL
- October 08, 2016

Taking another page from the Apple playbook, Google said it would work exclusively with a single carrier in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, on the Pixel, emulating Apple's agreement to launch the original iPhone with AT&T Inc. (more...)
Pixel Phone Details Leaked Ahead of Google's Big Oct. 4 Event
- October 08, 2016

The project was approved by CEO Sundar Pichai in summer previous year, and it will be a wholly different animal to Nexus, which the company has said it only actually contributed about 10% of the development towards. "The void created by the absence of the Note 7 is also going to help Pixel cement its position in the premium segment". However, Google may find it challenging to gain market share, analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said. (more...)
Snapchat Says Goodbye To Auto Advance Feature, Introduces Story Playlist Snapchat Says Goodbye To Auto Advance Feature, Introduces Story Playlist
- October 08, 2016

And a signal that it is working is that after just few months, over 100 million people, daily, use Instagram Stories. Unfortunately, the feature was met with mixed opinions, and some disliked it because it removed some control, such as the ability to pick and choose stories to watch while skipping over others. (more...)
Google's handsome new free font covers 800+ languages Google's handsome new free font covers 800+ languages
- October 08, 2016

Google and Monotype are continuing to add more scripts, languages and characters to the font family with the help of external designers and linguistic experts. In addition to supporting written characters from widely spoken languages such as Greek, Hebrew, Tagalog and Vietnamese, Noto also enables text to be displayed in the Canadian Aboriginal writing system; Saurashtra, a primarily spoken, rather than written, Indo-Aryan language used in parts of southern India; and Adlam, a writing system ... (more...)
Google Assistant Exclusive to Pixel Phones
- October 08, 2016

Sidenote: Although ads show the phones are "exclusive to Verizon", which is the only United States carrier who will sell the phones, the Google Store will sell Pixel phones unlocked for all U.S. Now the question - do you buy from Best Buy and hope it isn't all locked up in Verizon's world? The carrier is offering up to $300, depending on the condition of your phone. (more...)
Low turnout voids 'No' win in Hungary anti-migrant vote Low turnout voids 'No' win in Hungary anti-migrant vote
- October 08, 2016

Around 98% of those who voted supported the government's position but only 43% of the electorate voted, short of the 50% required to be valid. The ruling party has until 7:00 PM-so less than four hours-to mobilise voters and somehow increase turnout to a minimum of 50% plus 1 vote, in order to salvage the shrill "no" (anti-migrant) campaign that has cost a staggering 10 billion forints ($45 million). (more...)

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