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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Spurred by Frustrations With Slowing Media Industry
- Октября 25, 2016

The $85.4 billion (£70bn) takeover would bring together AT&T's 130 million mobile phone customers and 25 million pay-TV subscribers with content from Time Warner's cable TV channels and Warner Bros film studios. Comcast's attempt to purchase Time Warner Cable took over a year to fizzle out. The two companies announced the $85.4 billion deal on Saturday. (more...)
Galaxy Note recall hits South Korea's 3Q growth
- Октября 25, 2016

This is now available in South Korea but the company might bring the offer to other countries soon. Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 phone first on September 2, citing a defective lithium-ion battery after confirming reports that the phone tended to overheat or catch fire. (more...)
Chicago cubs in World Series for first time since 1945
- Октября 25, 2016

The eternal "wait till next year" is over. A classic Fall Classic, for sure. But with Epstein pulling the strings, they also began collecting youngsters like Anthony Rizzo , Addison Russell and Kris Bryant, occasionally mixing in high-priced veteran pitchers like Jon Lester and John Lackey and turning around Jake Arrieta's career. (more...)
Phone owners sue Samsung over Galaxy Note 7
- Октября 25, 2016

Another consumer Kim Chae Yong said he spent almost $100 on gas and highway fees to return a Note 7 phone after the first recall as he had to drive 300 kilometers (185 miles) from his home to the shop from where he brought the device. People who pick another Samsung phone are eligible for a $100 bill credit; those that pick another device, say an iPhone 7, will be given a $25 credit on their bill. (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 flameout: Worst-case scenario
- Октября 25, 2016

Samsung will either provide a full refund at the original price or replace Note 7 units with any other model of Samsung phone, and give refunds of the difference in prices, along with a 300 yuan ($45) voucher. The batteries may not have been to blame after all , but instead the way they were squeezed into the phone. That did not include the cost of Samsung's first recall, which analysts estimated at 1 trillion won to 2 trillion won. (more...)
Dishonored 2 Intense Live Action Trailer Showcases New Abilities Dishonored 2 Intense Live Action Trailer Showcases New Abilities
- Октября 25, 2016

Dishonored 2's art direction is so strong, it's doing just fine in a live action setting. Ahead of Dishonored 2's November 11 release, Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released a live action trailer, titled "Take Back What's Yours". Note that if you pre-order Dishonored 2 in advance, you can start playing the game one day before the official publication and will receive a free copy of Dishonored Definitive Edition, the original and critically acclaimed first installment of the ... (more...)
Lufthansa bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights
- Октября 25, 2016

The US Department of Transportation has issued a new Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order, banning all models of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airline flights in the country. The program is part of Samsung's worldwide effort to recall millions of Note 7 phones, which are prone to catching fire and exploding. USA aviation authorities have likewise banned Galaxy Note 7 . (more...)
Striking Actors Picket Outside Local Video Game Company Striking Actors Picket Outside Local Video Game Company
- Октября 25, 2016

The SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) union declared last Friday that it has officially gone on strike after 19 months of unsuccessful negotiations over the renewal of the Interactive Media Agreement labor contract, which expired at the end of 2014. (more...)
Verizon to Filter Google OS System Updates to Google's Pixel Phone Verizon to Filter Google OS System Updates to Google's Pixel Phone
- Октября 25, 2016

Based on the sizes of the four devices, the Google Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus both have a 5.5-inch display screen. The question is, does this concern you? If you'd expected the upcoming Android 7.1 upgrade to bring with it Google's new AI technology, you're going to be disappointed. (more...)
Game begins charging for PlayStation VR demos Game begins charging for PlayStation VR demos
- Октября 25, 2016

United Kingdom retailer GAME has responded to criticism levelled against its pay-to-play PlayStation VR trial scheme, claiming that the premium price ensures "dedicated staff" oversee the in-store pods. In an initiative seemingly handed down from Game's head office and available in selected stores nationwide, the offer goes like this: punters can slap down £5 to try the headset for 10 minutes, or £15 for 30 minutes. (more...)
Pakistan violating ceasefire to uplift army's moral Pakistan violating ceasefire to uplift army's moral
- Октября 25, 2016

Gurnam Singh (26), a BSF jawan injured in a sniper attack on Friday, succumbed to injuries in a Jammu hospital on Saturday night. "We do not want civilians to suffer", the IG said. We salute to his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, BSF official said. The clash was the latest in a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan since the September 29 surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terror launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, officials said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 returns begin today
- Октября 25, 2016

Customers are now being offered an S7 edge with a small cash top-up but given there are so many fantastic Android and iOS options out there like the Google Pixel and even the Apple iPhone 7, usuers might not want a device which is nearly at the end of its lifecycle as a flagship. (more...)
Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- Октября 25, 2016

Amtrak officials have joined USA air carriers in banning travelers from bringing the phones on board when they travel. Passengers are also prohibited from having these phones in train stations and on platforms. Samsung has set up kiosks at various USA airports where people can return the devices. In the recall affecting about 2.5 million phones, the company proceeded in mid-September to deliver replacement phones, but the new batch continued to suffer from battery overheating, ultimately ... (more...)
Fire-proof boxes for Samsung Note 7 returns
- Октября 25, 2016

In a reflection of the widening financial impact of its product safety crisis, the South Korean technology giant lowered its operating profit estimate for the three months ended September 30 to 5.2 trillion Korean won [$6 billion]... The latest move by Samsung comes in collaboration with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The fires were believed to have been caused by overheating due to a battery defect. (more...)
November 2016 Games with Gold for Xbox One, 360 revealed November 2016 Games with Gold for Xbox One, 360 revealed
- Октября 25, 2016

Backward Compatibility works with disc and digital games and allows for multiplayer sessions between One and 360. Fans will get to see the announcement for Game with Gold for November a few days before October ends. Previously Spencer had said that he was "confident" about bringing Skate 3 to Xbox One, before also adding that the team is also focussed on bringing Blue Dragon to Xbox One over the possibility of working on a sequel. (more...)
Target recalls over 100K Halloween gel clings due to choking hazard Target recalls over 100K Halloween gel clings due to choking hazard
- Октября 25, 2016

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission , Target is recalling six Halloween-themed LED gel window clings because they can be potentially risky for children. The recall involves six different Halloween-themed gel clings: a green skeleton, pink skeleton, purple spider, black cat, orange pumpkin, and black bat. (more...)
The Games That Will and Won't Get a PS4 Pro Upgrade
- Октября 25, 2016

PlayStation 4 Pro, on the other hand, has an updated GPU with more than twice the performance of current model, but it retains the same amount of GDDR5 memory and the same 8-core Jaguar CPU with a boost in clock speed. That's the requirement: it can't run any worse or look worse than on PS4. We'll use the poll results to prioritise a series of articles outlining what you can expect from the appliance - and we're hoping that Sony will also be paying attention as well. (more...)
Is Google working on an eye-tracking headset?
- Октября 25, 2016

Are you excited at the idea of an even deeper push into the virtual/mixed reality by Google? The end result will supposedly blur the line between virtual and augmented reality, displaying digital objects alongside environments and objects from the real world - not unlike what Microsoft is doing with HoloLens. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Made Official by Note 7 Trade-In Option
- Октября 25, 2016

If you have further questions, you can contact Samsung representatives at 0800-72678 (open 9:00am to 9:00pm / 7 days per week). According to The Verge , an article published at The Wall Street Journal stated that Samsung's attempt and efforts to save the Galaxy Note 7 may have held up regulators from closely investigating the issue. (more...)
Sensex makes 102-point gain on Europe cues; ONGC leads
- Октября 25, 2016

The 30-share index was trading higher by 88.13 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 28,165.31, with banking, oil and gas, power, capital goods and auto stocks seeing some investor interest, with gains up to 0.71 per cent. Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular stocks fell up to 3.75 per cent after regulator Trai last week recommended a total penalty of Rs 3,050 crore on incumbent players for denying interconnect facility to newcomer Reliance Jio Infocomm. (more...)

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