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Google to spend a boatload of cash advertising the Pixel
- October 10, 2016

Customers won't be able to actually buy products there - it's purely a showcase. Wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N , which has a USA 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...)
Walmart Slumps on Flat Full-Year Outlook
- October 10, 2016

Wal-Mart yesterday unveiled in a regulatory filing that it had enlarged its share to about 10.8%, highlighting the importance of its alliance with the Arkansas-based retailer in its long-term strategy in China. The outlook signals that Wal-Mart sees more challenges ahead as it works to improve customer service and upgrade its online operations to compete with Amazon.com (AMZN). (more...)
Want the Google Pixel? Don't Get It from Verizon Want the Google Pixel? Don't Get It from Verizon
- October 10, 2016

Buy it from Verizon - Google's exclusive USA partner - and Verizon will be the one handling system updates, creating something of a two-tier system. Most likely, the Pixel Launcher and Google's Assistant feature will be also missing from the Nexus lineup. The search engine giant has launched a slew of products including Pixel smartphones, Google Home and the recently launched- Google Allo messaging app. (more...)
Microsoft's New Windows 10 Paint App Revealed in Leaked Videos Microsoft's New Windows 10 Paint App Revealed in Leaked Videos
- October 10, 2016

Paint still exists in Windows 10 but it hasn't yet been upgraded to match the "universal app" approach Microsoft is pushing with the latest versions of its operating system. Processes will be broken out within the Task Manager, so that (if you want to) you can have a better idea of what's going on within your PC. This means Insiders using these editions can now set active hours up to 18 hours from the selected start time (same as Mobile). (more...)
Samsung phone catches fire on plane Samsung phone catches fire on plane
- October 10, 2016

Now, a replacement Note 7 device reportedly caught fire on a United States flight, leading to cancellation of the flight after evacuation. The South Korean company responded that until it retrieves the device it can not confirm that the incident involved a safe Galaxy Note 7 unit. (more...)
Is North Korea preparing for another nuclear test? Is North Korea preparing for another nuclear test?
- October 10, 2016

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in the past decade; two took place this year. "One possible reason for this activity is to collect data on the September 9 test although other purposes can not be ruled out, such as sealing the portal or other preparations related to a new test", said Jack Lie of 38 North , a group dedicated to analysis of activities in North Korea that is run by Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, in a post on Thursday. (more...)
Google Pixel Shipments to Reach 4 Million in 2016
- October 10, 2016

This is so because the carrier has seemingly confirmed that while Google will be exclusively responsible for software updates on its Google Store variants, Verizon Wireless will be responsible for the units that it sells. In much more worrying news, it looks like Verizon will also have control over some of the most important software updates that Google pushes out, essentially transforming the Pixel into just another smartphone that never gets properly updated. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Rating Reiterated by Jefferies Group
- October 10, 2016

Canaccord Genuity's price target would indicate a potential upside of 22.13% from the company's previous close. They told the group at the retailer's headquarters in Bentonville that they projected to open 130 stores in the USA during this fiscal year and 55 in fiscal 2018. (more...)
Bank of America 500 Postponed Until Sunday due to Hurricane Bank of America 500 Postponed Until Sunday due to Hurricane
- October 10, 2016

Since leaving Richard Childress Racing after the 2013 season, no one has dominated the Cup series on tracks ranging from 1.3 to 1.5 miles like Harvick. Truex has transformed over the last two seasons from a journeyman driver into a legitimate title contender. Furthermore, he has finished in the top five in nearly half of his starts at the 1.5 mile oval. (more...)
Google launches Home speaker to take on Amazon Echo
- October 10, 2016

But with new types of gadgets hitting the market, Google's ambition makes it much more likely you'll see devices sporting the company's "G" logo infiltrate your home. Yet most of us here at TechCrunch, including myself and TCBC guest for this week Frederic Lardinois, came away with the feeling that the event was less about hardware than it was about Google's work with artificial intelligence and machine learning. (more...)
Tesla's Musk says will not have to raise funds in fourth-quarter
- October 10, 2016

Elon Musk wants Tesla to be producing a million cars each year after 2020, a far cry from the paltry 50,000 it was able to assemble and deliver in 2015. There is no conclusion yet what really happened and if Autopilot is to blame. As part of that increase, Tesla plans to add 3,000 more employees, bringing its workforce at the factory up to more than 9,300 from the 6,200 who work at there now. (more...)
Google starts big advertising push round new Pixel phone
- October 10, 2016

This news story is related to Latest/155846-Google-big-advertising-push-Pixel-phone/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. Google's Pixel and Pixel XL retail for the same price as Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively, so it would be hard to believe that both of them are out of stock now. (more...)
Pixel is the First Smartphone to Arrive with Google Assistant on Board
- October 10, 2016

Google Now is available through the Google Android and iOS app, while Google Assistant is available in Google's Allo chat app, as well as Google Home and Pixel phones. Having an ever present, artificially intelligent program looking through your contacts, your phone, your habits, and your daily life is a major decrease in privacy. (more...)
Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones Google is letting Verizon ruin its new Pixel phones
- October 10, 2016

In other words Google is providing the security update to both the Pixel and Verizon. Both Pixel and Pixel XL are going to be running Android Nougat 7.1 as soon as you remove them from their packaging. Even though Google has implemented a highly impressive camera sensor on its Pixel smartphones, the dual-camera lens featured on the iPhone 7 Plus takes photography to an entirely different level. (more...)
Another Samsung Smartphone Incident As Plane Evacuated in Louisville Another Samsung Smartphone Incident As Plane Evacuated in Louisville
- October 10, 2016

Sal Melendez said the device overheated during the flight crew's safety demonstration. All 75 passengers and crew exited the plane safely and no one was injured, Southwest Airlines said in a statement . Another Samsung phone has exploded leading to an evacuation of a plane, in the most damaging spontaneous combustion of the company's new Note 7 yet. (more...)
Verizon will control Android updates for Google Pixel phones it sells Verizon will control Android updates for Google Pixel phones it sells
- October 09, 2016

A little more good news: Google is putting itself in charge of the ever-important security updates for the Verizon-branded version of the device. However, with Verizon controlling updates for its Pixel phones, the carrier will nearly certainly delay the rollout of updates to ensure their bloatware is fully compatible. (more...)
Microsoft expected to reveal Surface PC at Windows 10 October event
- October 09, 2016

Microsoft has sent out invitations for a press event at the end of this month in New York City. A number of us Microsoft watchers are expecting the company to launch a Surface All-in-One type device - likely with a Surface keyboard and mouse - at the event. (more...)
Donald Trump: President Obama Should Apologize For Obamacare Donald Trump: President Obama Should Apologize For Obamacare
- October 09, 2016

It indicates "that she supports a "public option" for Obamacare ", Kowalski said. But on Monday, Trump was rescued from the unrelenting glare of the media spotlight. "Clinton's animus to Obama wasn't even thinly disguised". "Bill! Let's Go!" an impatient Obama hollered down from the doorway of Air Force One, not once, not twice, but three times. (more...)
Google To Ship Amazon Echo-Killer 'Home' From Next Month Google To Ship Amazon Echo-Killer 'Home' From Next Month
- October 09, 2016

Cardboard is cheap - available for as little as $15 - but it doesn't offer much control over VR environments beyond pushing a button on the headset as you move your head. "It lets us take full advantage of our capabilities like the Google Assistant and lets us harness years of expertise we have built up in machine learning and AI to deliver the simple, smart and fast experiences that users expect from us", he said. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz unveils electric SUV concept
- October 09, 2016

Mercedes-Benz didn't provide any more information about this vehicle today, only saying that the Generation EQ is close to production. "The emission-free automobile is the future". "At the same time, the design of the visionary show auto, which has been reduced to the essentials, reveals an alluring progressivity". In fact, electric vehicles are poised to displace diesel fuel, particularly in smaller cars, by 2030, according to a study by AlixPartners . (more...)

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