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Take Note, 7 trillion Korean won blow to Samsung Take Note, 7 trillion Korean won blow to Samsung
- October 24, 2016

Phone manufacturers regularly add new color options to an existing device after its release, including Samsung. The company then sent out replacement units with new battery packs, but those units were not safe either, and reports of explosions started popping up once again. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Debacle To Cost Company Over $5 Billion Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Debacle To Cost Company Over $5 Billion
- October 24, 2016

Fortunately, Samsung is offering some incentives for those who return their explosion-prone phones starting today (Oct. 13) at 3 p.m. ET. The company is now offering customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States up to $100 off if they switch to another Samsung phone. (more...)
Toyota unveils big hydrogen bus plans in Japan Toyota unveils big hydrogen bus plans in Japan
- October 24, 2016

The Japanese automaker plans to produce over 100 fuel cell buses by 2020. The fuel-cell bus is likely to be priced at about 100 million yen ($962,000), which is about four to five times the cost of ordinary diesel engine-powered buses. The fuel cell bus can also be used as a power source in the event of disasters, at evacuation sites such as school gymnasiums, or its electricity supply can also be harnessed for home electric appliance use. (more...)
Trump nabs first major newspaper endorsement
- October 24, 2016

The Review-Journal opens with the ominous line "these are turbulent times", and goes on to say that "neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character", a pretty depressing stance to take on the only two people seriously vying for the most powerful position on earth. (more...)
Massachusetts to Begin Offering Voters Early Voting Option Massachusetts to Begin Offering Voters Early Voting Option
- October 24, 2016

And according to those ballots , Trump may have a very hard time winning the election. In North Carolina , Democrats have moved ahead of Republicans in early voting . Democrats have a 44 percent to 31 percent lead over Republicans in ballots returned. Registered Democrats have since surpassed Republicans in the state. (more...)
Samsung expands Note 7 recall in USA to replacement phones Samsung expands Note 7 recall in USA to replacement phones
- October 24, 2016

But after the replacement version had the same problems, Samsung chose to stop production of the device. Some consumers blame Samsung for not dealing decisively with the issue. The South Korean manufacturer said in a statement that it's arranging home collections using UK Mail Group, the delivery service German carrier Deutsche Post AG agreed to buy in September. (more...)
Dyn Discovered Internet's Infrastructure Attack For United States Early Morning
- October 24, 2016

The disruptions come at a time of unprecedented fears about the cyber threat in the United States, where hackers have breached political organizations and election agencies. Dyn plays a critical role in the Web's infrastructure, essentially serving as the Internet's version of the Yellow Pages. "These are nasty attacks, some of the hardest to protect against". (more...)
Samsung Permanently Stops Producing Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone
- October 24, 2016

The total $5.4 billion hit to Samsung's bottom line prompted analyst Nomura Securities to predict Samsung will lose $9.5 billion in sales. Samsung shares have already fallen 10 percent this week and are on track for their biggest weekly decline since May 2012, having touched a one-month low of 1.494 million won as investors anxious the Note 7 crisis could inflict long-term damage on Samsung's reputation and earnings. (more...)
Hamilton wins but Rosberg remains on course for title Hamilton wins but Rosberg remains on course for title
- October 24, 2016

He made a late charge over the final 10 laps to shave almost five seconds off Hamilton's lead but never threatened to overtake him for the win. I was happy to qualify in Q2 on the soft and that was a good lap, from there on it was quite hard. (more...)
Cameroon President vows probe after rail crash kills at least 75
- October 24, 2016

Rescue workers and medical staff at hospitals put the death toll at 73, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to speak to the press about the issue. Government spokesman Issa Tchiroma said the circumstances that led to the accident will be investigated. "An inter-ministerial delegation has been dispatched on the field with the necessary means from the minister of defense, the minister of minister of public health, of civil protection and other security services ... (more...)
Nintendo's New Console Beats XBox And PS4 With Its Portable Mode?
- October 24, 2016

What exactly the new details could be is not clear. For both deals, shipping is happily free (unlike Nintendo's website which charges $5 for shipping). First known as the "NX", the trailer featured the upcoming console with the company's equally anticipated game , "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ". (more...)
LG G6 will not be modular smartphone LG G6 will not be modular smartphone
- October 24, 2016

When the LG G5 debuted in April, it made waves with its unique modular-like design. The reason? These modules were really inconvenient to attach as you had to power down the G5 in order to swap. "Corresponding products such as boards and audio chips are now being prepared accordingly". However, LG's decision to ditch the modular concept in its new G6 handset would be a blow to developers and consumers who had invested in the company's modular ecosystem on the assumption that the concept ... (more...)
Shabana Azmi slams Devendra Fadnavis for brokering extortion deal Shabana Azmi slams Devendra Fadnavis for brokering extortion deal
- October 24, 2016

The move to officially call off the protests came after Johar, Producers" Guild President Mukesh Bhatt and Thackeray met the Chief Minister at his residence "Varsha' here this morning. The Producers' Guild has agreed to the demand, Bhatt said. Karan apparently has chose to stay out of all public events until the film's release. The deadlock has been resolved only after the producers accepted Thackeray three major demands. (more...)
AT&T makes another break in wall between media, telecoms
- October 24, 2016

The pairing brings together AT&T's millions of wireless and pay-television subscribers with Time Warner's deep media lineup including networks such as CNN, TNT, the prized HBO channel and Warner Bros. film and TV studios. Government regulators would likely heavily scrutinize the deal because the new company would combine content creation with wireless distribution, an integration that might raise the ire of anti-trust activists. (more...)
The Walking Dead: Negan's Victim Speaks Out on 'Messed-Up' Exit
- October 24, 2016

But while viewers can still luxuriate in the innocence of not knowing who gets taken out to the ball game, they can also travel back to a more innocent time in the lives of Rick and the rest. The Kingdom : There's a good chance fans will finally get to see The Kingdom at some point in Season 7. Since he was introduced in the comics, I'd wondered how the show would handle Ezekiel (Khary Payton ). (more...)
IFixit's Pixel teardown shows us the innards of Google's latest phone IFixit's Pixel teardown shows us the innards of Google's latest phone
- October 24, 2016

However, it seems that the body of the Pixel seems to hold out much better than we initially anticipated. With the release of Google Assistant, supplanting Google Now on the new Pixel with Android 7.1 , Google's speech recognition/AI engine is supposed to be more personable and less robotic. (more...)
Samsung sees further USD 3 billion profit hit from Note 7 crisis Samsung sees further USD 3 billion profit hit from Note 7 crisis
- October 24, 2016

A day earlier, Samsung slashed its third quarter profit estimate by one third. "But for Samsung, the same thing happened twice with the same model", he said. So what's the real reason for the Note 7 catching fire? Notable exceptions are the Note 7's iris scanner and pen. The Note 7 is still being dissected by tech experts for Samsung and the government. (more...)
Forget about picking up a 128GB Pixel XL on Thursday
- October 24, 2016

If you own Nexus and Pixel devices, you can now start flashing Android 7.1 Developer Preview on your devices. Next month Google will also roll out a beta of Android 7.1 for additional devices including the Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and General Mobile 4G. (more...)
Google Wallpapers app from Pixel smartphone hit Play Store
- October 24, 2016

Other features included are the Daydream VR, Camera App, 24/7 Customer Support, Storage and the Pixel Launcher. Another app from the Pixel smartphones is now at your disposal as Google has officially put the Wallpapers app on the Play Store . (more...)
Samsung's latest invention: A fireproof box for Note 7 returns
- October 24, 2016

Samsung Electronics has said its profits will take a £4.3bn hit from costs associated with its failed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The problem with the replacements is unclear. The company is the most popular maker of Android phones and the world's leading smartphone maker, selling over 77 million phones in the second quarter of 2016. (more...)

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