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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion
- October 15, 2016

Previous estimates placed the cost of recalling and replacing the handsets at around $2.3bn (£1.89bn). Notes Consumer Reports: "We received this package from Samsung at XDA HQ to use to return our Note 7". The company is now working with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to assist in the recall. With more incidents of fire being reported, trouble for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears to be never ending. (more...)
Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood is Newest Final Fantasy 14 Expansion Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood is Newest Final Fantasy 14 Expansion
- October 15, 2016

For the most part the trailer is taken up by a fairly epic martial arts fight between two characters who appear to be from the game's monk class, the class most focused on punching and fist-fighting. The publisher will launch a special upgrade campaign, allowing players still on PS3 to upgrade to the PS4 version for free. Are you looking forward to the new Stormblood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV? . (more...)
Airlines add 'fire containment bags' for overheating phones Airlines add 'fire containment bags' for overheating phones
- October 15, 2016

The move follows a warning from the US Federal Aviation Administration to passengers, advising them not to use or charge Note 7 devices on-board planes. Major US carrier Delta Airlines is said to be planning to carry the fire suppression bags on all 900 of its planes, starting with 166 aircraft flying over oceans and several Boeing 757 planes used for its domestic flights - each of which will have two bags on board by the end of this year. (more...)
IBM, Google And Co. Ready To Battle Intel IBM, Google And Co. Ready To Battle Intel
- October 15, 2016

OpenCAPI, which has launched an institutional site which invites new members and will offer design standards to those wishing to adopt the framework, originated with IBM's work on the POWER8 Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI), which has generated significant industry interest and adoption since launch in 2014. (more...)
Samsung losses to exceed $5bn over Note 7 failure Samsung losses to exceed $5bn over Note 7 failure
- October 15, 2016

According to the XDA Developers forum, Samsung's packing instructions say the Note 7 should be put in the static shield bag and then in a box labeled "OEM Replacement" to be put inside an "Inner Box" and a "Recovery Box". In Thursday's report, the CPSC notes that Samsung has received 96 reports of the device's lithium ion battery overheating. The statement also promised a close focus on "enhancing product safety". (more...)
Boston gunman who wounded officers wanted to 'die famous' Boston gunman who wounded officers wanted to 'die famous'
- October 15, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Two Boston police officers need more surgery as they recover from shooting injuries they received while responding to a domestic disturbance that started as an argument over a thermostat, police said Friday. A medical brief was included in the Defense Against Street Crimes class I took at Gunsite Academy earlier this year, and applying a tourniquet was incorporated into both shooting drills and in force-on-force training. (more...)
Egypt: 'IS attack' kills 12 security forces personnel in Sinai
- October 15, 2016

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi offered his condolences on Friday to the families of 12 army personnel who were killed early this morning when an armed group assaulted a North Sinai security checkpoint, referring to them as "heroes". (more...)
Terrorists Attack SSB Team in Zakura in Kashmir, 4 Injured Terrorists Attack SSB Team in Zakura in Kashmir, 4 Injured
- October 15, 2016

The two dead included a paramilitary officer and a policeman who died in hospital.Militants fighting Indian rule in Kashmir have carried out several attacks in recent weeks, the largest of which was a September 18 raid on an Indian army base that killed 19 soldiers. (more...)
Indians applying 'full-court press' while dominating the Red Sox
- October 14, 2016

Monday. CLEVELAND - Boston manager John Farrell had just finished explaining to reporters why the Red Sox had lost to the Indians again, and as he walked down the dark concrete corridor that leads from the interview room to the visitors' clubhouse, Cleveland manager Terry Francona was coming in the other direction. (more...)
Samsung reassures Galaxy S7 owners that their smartphone won't explode
- October 14, 2016

That effectively erases all the mobile business profit analysts had projected. In a note about the expansion of its USA refund and exchange program for the Note 7, which as of 3pm ET today applies to all owners, including those with new replacement phones (which have been bursting into flames too), Samsung is offering those choosing to exchange the phablet for any other Samsung device up to a $100 total bill credit. (more...)
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Updated Broker Price Targets
- October 14, 2016

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. raised its position in Verizon Communications by 1.0% in the first quarter. Silliman Craig L . retains 13,350 shares in the stock after this transaction. 11 October 2016 - Yum China Holdings, Inc. will outline its vision for the company as an independent business at Yum! Verizon Communications's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 65.25%. (more...)
Samsung could release two different versions of Galaxy S8 Samsung could release two different versions of Galaxy S8
- October 14, 2016

Viv AI is supposed to be a next-generation smart assistant and the mission of the company behind it is to create an AI assistant that's eve better than Siri as it now exists. Instead of situating the home button in its usual spot, Samsung may go ahead and integrate its functions into a segment of the device's display in order to complete the design change. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Needs Help With the Voice of His Personal Home Assistant Mark Zuckerberg Needs Help With the Voice of His Personal Home Assistant
- October 14, 2016

Now he's ready to chose a voice for it, and an unexpected candidate has presented himself: Robert Downey Jr. "I think half of the joy is that things taste better when you make them yourself". Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is famous for, well, Facebook, but also for committing to a personal challenge each year. "Who should I ask to do it?" Robert Downey Jr. (more...)
Samsung expects another $3 billion hit to profit from Note 7 failure Samsung expects another $3 billion hit to profit from Note 7 failure
- October 14, 2016

SAMSUNG'S unprecedented worldwide phone recall will come at an unprecedented cost, as the leading smartphone maker revealed it will take a multibillion-dollar hit to its profits over the next six months alone. The company received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with the phones. Last month, Samsung said it had sold 2.5 million Note 7 phones worldwide. (more...)
Salesforce continues acquisition spree with $700 million Krux purchase Salesforce continues acquisition spree with $700 million Krux purchase
- October 14, 2016

And Salesforce is also expanding its certification program with two new certs: System Architect and Application Architect, part of the revamped Certified Architect Framework. Users will be able to leverage Einstein Services or use it to build AI-powered apps as well, the release stated . Also, Director Susan Wojcicki acquired 1,356 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 19th. (more...)
Happiness finds Jamal; Cupid Kills to feature Andre-Nessa romance? Happiness finds Jamal; Cupid Kills to feature Andre-Nessa romance?
- October 14, 2016

He's still dealing with his PTSD (when do we think he's finally going to hook up with hot military vet therapist man?), and part of the recovery is going back to see Freda again. She's now out on bail. Jamal is persistent on working things out with Freda. Jamal played right into Lucious's hands. Shine seems to be delighting in embarrassing the entire Empire brand, clearly forgetting how that has worked out for past enemies and Andre, with all of the fury and rage, fights him with his ... (more...)
Apple starts selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple starts selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- October 14, 2016

As per Apple, the SIM-free models (A1660 and A1661) of the iPhone 7 will work with any carrier with full support for GSM and CDMA networks. By contrast, the iPhone 7 in Jet Black is taking 3-5 weeks to ship. Earlier today, Apple refreshed its website to make the option available for Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and iPhone Upgrade Program. Those who wanted a SIM-free model, however, had to wait longer for the device to be available. (more...)
BMW Unveils Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept
- October 14, 2016

Moreover, it has a self-balancing system that keeps it upright whether the bike is standing or moving. Sure, this is only a concept and I can only dream for now, but its fun to imagine a future in the positive. There's a lot of the triangular frame of the R32 - BMW's first motorbike - in the Vision's seating position and roadster-esque naked design, for example. (more...)
Top five Liverpool vs Manchester United thrillers Top five Liverpool vs Manchester United thrillers
- October 14, 2016

Although it's not Milner's preferred position, he's strung together a run of fine performances in the unfamiliar territory, and Liverpool now find themselves in fourth place in the table, only two points behind league-leaders Manchester City . (more...)
Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel Trailer Showcases New PvP Map Dark Souls 3 Ashes of Ariandel Trailer Showcases New PvP Map
- October 14, 2016

But it's so worth it in the end. Dark Souls 3 trailer does not give away any clue, as how the new area will be accessed. The trailer reveals all new PVP game modes for which players will be able to take their Dark Souls III experience to the next level. (more...)

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