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Same-sex marriage plebiscite dead after Labor caucus agreed to block legislation Same-sex marriage plebiscite dead after Labor caucus agreed to block legislation
- October 13, 2016

Financial Services Minister Kelly O' Dwyer mistakenly included a Labor amendment calling on the Coalition to "explain why it has failed to close tax loopholes and increase transparency in Australia", The Australian reports. "Labor's point is to say that because they believe a small number of people will participate in the debate in an intemperate and harsh way, perhaps in a discourteous and cruel way, then everybody else in Australia, the other 99 per cent of Australians, should not be able ... (more...)
Amazon Music App Updated to Support Amazon Music Unlimited
- October 13, 2016

In addition, a recommended section will suggest stations, playlists, albums and songs for users based on their tastes. Amazon Music Unlimited is a relaunched version of the existing Prime Music service but boasts a larger catalogue of " tens of millions " of songs, deals with all three major labels and "thousands" of independent labels. (more...)
Samsung's Q3 profit estimate revised down to 5.2 tln won Samsung's Q3 profit estimate revised down to 5.2 tln won
- October 13, 2016

There are 2.5 million Samsung Note 7 phones out there and retrieving the phones - which have been known to burst into flames - is getting complicated. The company will not accept any phones from "individual customers or through retail outlets, including drop boxes". The Korea Agency for Technology and Standards also asked Samsung to stop selling or exchanging the Note7 after the regulator confirmed possible defects in the new phones. (more...)
Resident Evil 4-6 remasters have shipped 1.5 million copies Resident Evil 4-6 remasters have shipped 1.5 million copies
- October 13, 2016

Capcom has just revealed that Resident Evil has shipped more than 1.5 million units worldwide. He also discussed updating the PS4 demo, to make it more representative of the game as a whole. PlayStation 4 gamers have had the chance to sample that campaign since the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour released back in June following its premiere at E3. (more...)
Apple's (AAPL) Apple's (AAPL) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs Group Inc
- October 13, 2016

Cutler Group Lp reduced its stake in Apple by 7.22% during the most recent quarter end. Cidel Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,186 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $400,000 after buying an additional 13 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 joins the Ford Pinto club Samsung Galaxy Note 7 joins the Ford Pinto club
- October 13, 2016

The Note 7 was recalled over exploding batteries in September, but as new phones showed the same problems, the company announced it was scrapping the device entirely. Samsung's sterling brand image built up over decades is at risk unless the management team led by vice-chairman Jay Y. Lee, 48, doesn't get out in front of the crisis soon. (more...)
Samsung phone recall portends Android turf war
- October 13, 2016

A representative for Samsung in Australia was contacted for comment. Samsung has been slow to release specific information on the replacement phones. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-order owners can choose to get a full refund or exchange for another Samsung device. According to preliminary figures unveiled by Samsung last week, the company's third-quarter revenue was 49 trillion won (44 billion USA dollars), down 5.19 percent from a year earlier. (more...)
Volkswagen Polo Allstar edition unveiled Volkswagen Polo Allstar edition unveiled
- October 13, 2016

The AllStar edition adds new features including cosmetic upgrades to the spirited hatchback from the German carmaker and is expected to cost a premium of ₹ 20,000 over the standard range-topping trim. On the inside, there are rear air conditioning vents and front centre armrest, both of which are borrowed from the Vento . The Volksfest will be held up to 31st October, where the customers can avail offers for booking a auto, get customised gifts for a test drive and stand a chance to win a ... (more...)
Google Pixel Pre-Orders in United States of America to Receive Daydream View VR Headset
- October 13, 2016

Verizon's Pixels will come with three pre-installed apps (Verizon Messaging, Go90 and My Verizon) CNET reports . Pixel and Pixel XL devices sold by Google cost the same (barring any financial incentives by Verizon, such as smartphone trade-ins) and work with Verizon's network. (more...)
Verizon now says the Pixel will get Android updates immediately
- October 13, 2016

Many started questioning whether Verizon would have any say (or delay) in Android updates for its handsets, to which Google confirmed that while security updates will be rolled out by Google, system updates would be controlled by Verizon. It also has an 8MP front-facing camera powered by Sony IMX179 sensor and a 12.3MP rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor, f/2.0 aperture. The phones support 4K recording and have video-stabilisation as well. (more...)
Supreme court hears Samsung v. Apple case
- October 13, 2016

Michael Risch, a patent law professor at Villanova University has said that it could influence on how damages arising from patent infringements will be decided henceforth. Justice Elena Kagan considered the example of Volkswagen Beetle, which has a distinctive shape as compared to other vehicle models, to discuss whether a product's shape is enough reason for a consumer to buy a product. (more...)
Samsung sends fireproof packaging and gloves for Note 7 returns
- October 13, 2016

As we've seen over the last few weeks, exploding Note 7 devices have completely engulfed cars and, in some instances, have partially destroyed houses. Within the swirling chatter of how Samsung can rectify its Galaxy Note 7 disaster, some have looked to rival Apple (AAPL) as perhaps the standout beneficiary of it all. (more...)
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc 23.2% Potential Upside Now Implied by Wedbush
- October 13, 2016

They expect $-1.31 EPS, down 4.80% or $0.06 from last year's $-1.25 per share. In September, the FDA approved the use of eteplirsen, called Exondys 51, made by Sarepta Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (more...)
Pink Floyd 'reunite' to support Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
- October 13, 2016

Spokesperson for Israel's Interior Affairs Ministry Sabin Haddad told AFP that the process to deport two of the 13 women - both journalists - was completed, and the others will be kept at Givon Prison in central Israel for around four days before being deported. (more...)
Samsung's Note 7 crisis is wiping out billions in profit Samsung's Note 7 crisis is wiping out billions in profit
- October 13, 2016

Samsung is struggling to regain consumer trust after a first round of recalls that prompted criticism both for the faulty devices and for the company's handling of the problem. Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and today it finally pulled the plug on the $882 device in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. (more...)
Theresa May gives Parliament a say in Brexit
- October 13, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May stands with her husband, as they wave to delegates following her keynote address on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England, on October 5. We published 170 questions today that we expect the government to answer, at least to have some idea about, at least to have thought about before they go and trigger Article 50. (more...)
US Supreme Court in a fix over Apple-Samsung iPhone patent feud
- October 13, 2016

Image credit: The Verge. How to value the damages of design patents in a smartphone? Here's how this long-lasting technology case made its way to the high court: In 2012, the first Apple v. "Why can't we just ask the lower courts to listen to your arguments and work it out", Breyer asked at one point. Several justices struggled with how they would devise a test for lower courts and juries to use to figure out design patent damages. (more...)
Oculus reveals completely wireless VR headset prototype Oculus reveals completely wireless VR headset prototype
- October 13, 2016

Using Oculus Rift's handheld touch controllers, the virtual reality avatars can be controlled. The Oculus Touch package comes with an additional tracking camera, which is needed to avoid occlusion as you move the controllers around your body. (more...)
Maple Leafs' Matthews first ever with 4 goals in NHL debut
- October 13, 2016

The kid from Scottsdale, Arizona, who chose hockey over baseball six years ago, is now charged with being the Original Six team's savior as?the Leafs begin their Centennial season in the midst of a massive yet promising rebuild. At the middle of it all is Matthews, who. "I finished dead last in the National Hockey League previous year over an 82-game period". Right winger Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and an assist as the St. (more...)
Foreign minister to CNN: Russian claims of meddling 'ridiculous'
- October 13, 2016

The Clinton campaign has not verified the authenticity of the leaked emails, adding that they could have been altered. "If he wants to reassure American voters, he must not only acknowledge and condemn Russia's role in this outrageous intrusion against US interests, but he must finally disclose the full extent of his ties to Russia and divest any Russian-linked assets". (more...)

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