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Korea: Unhappy Galaxy Note 7 buyers file class-action lawsuit against Samsung
- October 29, 2016

Since Note 7 sales have been permanently halted, the company is offering refunds or exchanges for a Galaxy S7 smartphone and offered financial incentives to users in varying amounts, depending on the market. Earlier reports reveal that Samsung is looking to provide discounts to Galaxy Note 7 owners who want to upgrade to the upcoming Galaxy S8. A report from the Korea JoongAng Daily states, "They should sign a new 24-month contract for either the S7 or S7 Edge". (more...)
Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song
- October 29, 2016

Japanese singer and song writer Pikotaro performs before media at a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Friday. His responses had the audience of journalists and others laughing, but it was often hard to separate fact from fiction. (more...)
The Senate Just Invited the Wrong CEO to an AT&T Merger Hearing
- October 29, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders was one of the first to speak out in opposition to the merger between telecommunication giant AT&T and media conglomerate Time Warner . "The anti-trust division here in the U.S.is going to have to take a hard look at how this deal changes AT&T's incentives and that's a really complicated question", she told BBC radio's World Business Report. (more...)
7 technologies killed in Apple's new MacBook Pro
- October 29, 2016

Apple put two on each side, and it's kind of cool how all the ports can charge the laptop or connect to Thunderbolt, DisplayPort 1.2, and USB-C devices. At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume than the previous generation, and almost half a pound lighter at just three pounds. (more...)
Twitter cuts 9 pct of workforce as revenue growth slows
- October 29, 2016

But that growth stalled this year after it exceeded 300 million active monthly users, less than a fifth of Facebook's users and below Facebook's Instagram. Salesforce , the last big name reported to have been interested in acquiring Twitter , said on Wednesday it had dropped out of the deal after investors voiced their concerns. (more...)
Titanfall 2 post-release DLC to be free for all Titanfall 2 post-release DLC to be free for all
- October 29, 2016

Titanfall 2 won't ever have a season pass for new multiplayer maps and modes, according to the game's creators. The first DLC to be put out by Respawn will be a remastered version of one of Titanfall's original maps Angel City. With the said tips, players can easily become veteran Pilots into the game as early as its release on Friday, Oct. 28. This is something the studio has been talking up for a while, emphasizing that it does not want to risk splitting up the game's playerbase ... (more...)
Nintendo's New Gaming Console: Meet the Nintendo Switch
- October 29, 2016

This morning, Nintendo shared a short video that introduced Nintendo Switch, but it made no mention of the console supporting amiibo. Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack
- October 29, 2016

Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks. "Since industry giants have experienced them, Xiongmai is not afraid to experience them once, too", the company statement said. (more...)
This Is Microsoft's Gorgeous New Mac Rival
- October 29, 2016

The new features show Microsoft is hoping to stand out from the pack as rival Apple Inc has eroded its grip on software. It's already listed on the Windows Store , but in order to install it Windows Insiders will also need to grab the new Windows 10 Creators Update . (more...)
More details on Windows Holographic VR headsets due in December More details on Windows Holographic VR headsets due in December
- October 29, 2016

Microsoft and its partners might institute quality controls and improve on the headset in future updates in both hardware and software. All of the VR headsets will include a built-in 3D tracking system. Or at least one version is. The first of these new headsets will arrive alongside the Creators Update in spring 2017, with more devices being released throughout the rest of the year. (more...)
Early voting underway until November 5 Early voting underway until November 5
- October 29, 2016

While that may be the traditional way to vote, it is a tradition that is fading fast with more and more people choosing to vote during the early voting period. During April's primary election, more than 257,000 people voted early in Maryland - a state record for a primary. The old excuse that your vote doesn't matter couldn't be more wrong. (more...)
Alphabet investors are worried about voice search push and talent retention Alphabet investors are worried about voice search push and talent retention
- October 29, 2016

Peck said it's possible that some of these Alphabet companies could be spun out into their own firms in the future. Paid clicks rose 33 per cent, compared with a rise of 29 per cent in the second quarter. Under Alphabet , the search engine and other core internet services, like Gmail and Maps, remained part of Google . "We feel well positioned as we transition to a new era of computing", Mr Pichai said in a conference call. (more...)
Yuengling goes for Trump Yuengling goes for Trump
- October 29, 2016

While stumping for votes for his father, Eric Trump visited the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville and was given a tour . "This is an unbelievable American success story", Trump said during a brief news conference at the brewery, Reading Eagle reports . (more...)
Leaked! Motorola Moto M Specification Features Release Date Review Video Leaked! Motorola Moto M Specification Features Release Date Review Video
- October 29, 2016

According to the report , the Moto M meant for the USA market will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) instead of the MediaTek MT6755 that is expected to be present inside the Chinese-spec device. Nothing is official on the Moto M smartphone as of now, but the December launch isn't far off to see what the real deal is. The U.S. -bound model is also expected to come with 3 or 4GB of RAM , alongside 32GB of built-in storage . (more...)
Nintendo Switch Hints One More Feature & Reveal Timeframe
- October 29, 2016

However, the video left out a few information about the unit and its specifications. Best of all, the screen will feature a capacitive multi-touch touchscreen, opening up the possibility that the Switch could also work as a standalone tablet. (more...)
Facebook lets advertisers exclude specific races, target others Facebook lets advertisers exclude specific races, target others
- October 29, 2016

These capabilities have existed for a while (Facebook told ProPublica's Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr .it began offering them within the past two years as part of its "multicultural advertising" efforts), and to the advertisers who've used them, they might seem like a natural extension of broader practices like targeting based on age, gender and location . (more...)
Gears of War 4 Multiplayer DLC Maps Launching in November
- October 29, 2016

A week later, when the maps open up for everyone, they'll be available in all of the public playlists. " Checkout ", which takes place inside the electronics department of a supermarket, is described by game developer The Coalition as "fast" and "frenetic". (more...)
MacBook Pro 2016 Price, Specs and Where to Buy
- October 29, 2016

The display , positioned where the function keys used to exist, allows you to control Mac apps with your fingertips. The Touch bar responds to both gestures and touch and it changes depending on what application you are using. According to Popular Mechanics , the touch Bar is first feature in its type. One has a Touch Bar , which replaces the keyboard's function keys. 13-inch and 15-inch models are set to be available within three weeks in the U.S., starting at $1799 and $2399. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Underway And Will Have Half The Price
- October 29, 2016

Now, fans, especially previous owners of the Galaxy Note 7, are advised to keep themselves in the know about the latest developments within the company including the upcoming exchange/upgrade program. It's similar to the existing Galaxy Club exchange program, but has the added benefit of being completely free to join for Note 7 users (or rather, ex-Note 7 users). (more...)
Justin Timberlake May Have Broken the Law by Taking a Ballot Selfie Justin Timberlake May Have Broken the Law by Taking a Ballot Selfie
- October 28, 2016

The photograph is a violation of Tennessee state law . "No one in our office is now investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so", the statement added. "Voters are welcome to share photos of themselves taken outside the polling place ", spokesperson Diane Benson said in an email to Global News . (more...)

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