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Mercedes-Benz unveils first pickup truck
- October 26, 2016

After well over a century in the vehicle business, Mercedes-Benz is just getting around to making its first luxury pickup truck. A couple of grainy images reveal the impending German pickup truck's visionary concept, awkwardly wearing the three pointed star on its snout. (more...)
Samsung sends fire-resistant boxes to return Galaxy Note7 phones
- October 26, 2016

At this point, however, it is not clear what the refund amount will be and what devices customers can get for their exchange. At first, Samsung said a minor manufacturing error in the batteries for the Note 7 was causing the phones to overheat. (more...)
Cubs slugger Schwarber returns, will bat 5th in Game 1 Cubs slugger Schwarber returns, will bat 5th in Game 1
- October 26, 2016

Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant both struck out looking in their at-bats, and then Anthony Rizzo popped out to end the inning and leave the Cubs off the board in the first. "He threw three innings and under those circumstances, it's not the easiest to probably reach your best velocity, but he was getting after it pretty good", manager Terry Francona said Monday. (more...)
'IS' committing massacres in Mosul as Iraqi forces push forward, says UN
- October 26, 2016

The distance from the frontlines to the city ranges from just a couple of kilometres in the east, to 30 kilometres (nearly 20 miles) in the south. In Paris, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was meeting coalition counterparts, including Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, to review the war on IS after more than two years of air strikes, training and on-the-ground military advisers. (more...)
Apple quarterly profit slips 19% on lower iPhone sales
- October 26, 2016

However, chief executive Tim Cook chose to focus on the success of Apple's services business - Apple Pay and the company's internet-based products - which grew more than 20 per cent on previous year. Global sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter's revenue. Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold 9.3 million iPads, which was a 6% year over year decline in units, and 4.9 million Macs , marking a 14% decline in units. (more...)
Apple To Announce New Macs At October 27 Event Apple To Announce New Macs At October 27 Event
- October 26, 2016

According to the report , the new 2016 MacBook models will be showcased at an event on October 27. In August, Bloomberg reported that a MacBook Pro with a secondary touchpad at the top of the keyboard, a more powerful iMac, and a MacBook Air with USB-C could be announced. (more...)
El Paso shatters Day One Early Voting Numbers El Paso shatters Day One Early Voting Numbers
- October 26, 2016

Early voting has begun in the most critical state still on the table for the White House, and the initial results don't look good for the GOP, Marc Caputo reports for Politico . The battleground states of North Carolina, Florida and Georgia are voting early in "disproportionate numbers", with way more Democrats than Republicans hitting the polls, according to Politico . (more...)
Chinese firm issues US recall after massive cyberattack Chinese firm issues US recall after massive cyberattack
- October 26, 2016

Researchers at the New York-based cybersecurity firm Flashpoint said most of the junk traffic heaped on Dyn came from internet-connected cameras and video-recording devices that had components made by Xiongmai. "While the router serves as the gateway to every connected device in the home, a near-majority haven't taken the most basic steps to protect themselves" said the survey summary. (more...)
Dyn cyber-attack came from incurable IoT devices
- October 26, 2016

Jason Read, founder of the internet performance monitoring firm CloudHarmony, owned by Gartner Inc., said his company tracked a half-hour-long disruption early Friday affecting access to many sites from the East Coast. The company urged users to update their firmware and change their default usernames and passwords. The malicious coding is built to try a list of more than 60 combinations of user names and passwords when infecting devices. (more...)
The Gwent Closed Beta Kicks Off Today The Gwent Closed Beta Kicks Off Today
- October 26, 2016

If you're hankering to get your hands on some fantasy card-game action, CD Projekt Red's Gwent is entering its latest closed beta today. The first wave of invitations should be sent out shortly to those who registered on Gwent's website , which you can still do if you haven't already. (more...)
Presidential race turns to Florida with voting underway
- October 26, 2016

But convincing his supporters their vote essentially won't count is not the best strategy. In an odd twist, Trump also raked in more votes than Clinton among high school girls, even though the poll came after the infamous 2005 Hollywood Access tape - in which he bragged about grabbing women "by the p-y" - was leaked. (more...)
World Series Game 2 start moved up an hour, rain in forecast World Series Game 2 start moved up an hour, rain in forecast
- October 26, 2016

Kluber was given an early lead as he worked his way into the history books. While Arrieta went 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA during the regular season, he struggled to a 5.01 ERA in his final four starts. The Indians led 3-0 when he departed to a standing ovation. Dexter Fowler took a called third strike from Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber leading off the game, becoming the first Chicago Cubs player to bat in the World Series in 25,948 days. (more...)
Reviewing Hot Stock of Yesterday- Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s (ATVI) Reviewing Hot Stock of Yesterday- Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s (ATVI)
- October 26, 2016

ATVI has been the topic of a number of other reports. 09/21/2016 - Activision Blizzard, Inc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Benchmark. Activision Blizzard, Inc.'s trailing 12- months EPS is 1.00. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.73, for a total value of $1,947,377.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link . (more...)
Mercedes-Benz reveals luxury pickup truck Mercedes-Benz reveals luxury pickup truck
- October 26, 2016

Now, we see it actually taking shape, promising all the strengths of a classic pickup―tough, functional, strong, off-road capability―in a package that's attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle, the silver star claims. As such, these features are likely to find their way into the X-Class alongside a number of even more advanced systems from the Mercedes arsenal. The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute. (more...)
GTA 5 PS4, PC and Xbox One GTA 5 PS4, PC and Xbox One
- October 26, 2016

When one cheater posted up a screenshot on Twitter of Rockstar taking away his money, a huge debate broke out over people cheating in the game to make extra cash. It seems that the sixth main episode for the " GTA " series is likely to be way off. Fans may still feast on " GTA Online's " new game expansion that is doing pretty good lately. (more...)
Deaths rise to 13, injuries to 31 in Palm Springs bus wreck Deaths rise to 13, injuries to 31 in Palm Springs bus wreck
- October 26, 2016

PDT on Sunday. The bus driver was among the dead, Chief Jim Abele said, and he said it was probable that most of the other victims had been in the front of the bus. Although it was not known what caused the deadly crash, the bus was traveling fast - faster than the truck it rammed, he added. Federal safety records listed the company as having only one bus and said it had had no collisions in the last two years. (more...)
India climbs one place in Ease of Business rankings, cue outcry India climbs one place in Ease of Business rankings, cue outcry
- October 26, 2016

India is one of the few economies that was discussed separately for its reform measures in the report. A record 137 countries have removed red tape and made it easier to set up and run businesses in their territories, a new World Bank report has revealed. (more...)
What's next for AT&T megadeal? A look back at Comcast What's next for AT&T megadeal? A look back at Comcast
- October 26, 2016

But will it actually happen? From the Time Warner press release , AT&T has agreed to a "stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share". But those conditions have been problematic, public interest groups and some competitors said a year ago during Comcast's aborted attempt to acquire Time Warner Cable. (more...)
Hundreds of South Koreans seek Note 7 payback from Samsung
- October 26, 2016

The upgrade plan will not be free, however, it will mean that users will only pay 50% of the price of their Galaxy S7 to get the new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 on arrival. The tale of the Galaxy Note 7 is a cautionary one for manufacturers, and those who purchased the now discontinued phablet are sure to have second and third thoughts about getting a new Samsung device in 2018. (more...)
Pickup trucks score poorly in headlight tests Pickup trucks score poorly in headlight tests
- October 26, 2016

New tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show many popular trucks are falling short on lighting the way, which could be very unsafe for drivers. The number one seller, Ford's F-150, received multiple " poor " ratings on both its halogen and LED headlights in the new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent nonprofit research and communications organization. (more...)

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