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Canadian January Retail Sales Jump 2.2%, December Seasonal Weakness Reversed Canadian January Retail Sales Jump 2.2%, December Seasonal Weakness Reversed
- March 30, 2017

Economists expect the sales to rise 1.5% on month in January, reversing a 0.5% slide in the previous month. It follows on the heels of one of the few recent weak data points - December retail sales. That month sales were down 0.5% and fell 0.3% excluding autos. January's growth overstates demand, but the overall trend is positive with a solid gain in sales both in volume and value terms. (more...)
Your Facebook friends can now track your 'live location' Your Facebook friends can now track your 'live location'
- March 30, 2017

Users now have the option to tap the blue icon on Google Maps to remember their parking spot and know how much time is left in the parking meter. With an iPhone or iPad, users will need to tap the Location icon or the More icon, then Location . (more...)
Samsung Details Galaxy S8 Smartphone, Release Set for April 21 Samsung Details Galaxy S8 Smartphone, Release Set for April 21
- March 30, 2017

The S8+ will come with a higher battery capacity of 3,500 mAh due to the bigger display . The South Korean consumer electronics giant that was overthrown by Apple Inc.as the world's biggest smartphone maker last month for the first time in five years held a grandiose unpack event for its Galaxy S8 series in NY at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (local time) in hopes of winning back the heart of consumers. (more...)
Uber Self-Driving Cars Back on Streets of SF
- March 30, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the lack of state oversight of autonomous vehicles in Arizona. According to press reports, the police in Tempe reported that the accident occurred when another vehicle did not give priority to Uber's auto. When Uber launched the pilot program in Pittsburgh previous year, it said that driverless cars "require human intervention in many conditions, ... (more...)
South Korean prosecutors seek to arrest ex-president Park over corruption scandal
- March 30, 2017

Ms Park did not exercise her right to remain silent during the marathon questioning session, which lasted late into the night, officials said. Whether Park will be taken into custody now depends on the Seoul Central District Court, which will hold a hearing on March 30 to review the application. (more...)
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Heroes of the Storm 2.0
- March 30, 2017

Hyde. All of this is organized in the new Collection interface, which keeps track of all your items, lets you customize up to three Loadouts per Hero with your chosen skins, mounts, announcers , and more. Dabiri explained that when players log in to HOTS 2.0 for the first time they will be rewarded with some Loot Chests depending on what player level they previously achieved. (more...)
Samsung looks to the future with launch of Galaxy S8 smartphone
- March 30, 2017

Korean handset-maker Samsung is all set to launch its flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone in an event called Galaxy Unpacked in NY. According to ABC News, Samsung hasn't said which countries will be selling the phones yet, but they're assessing where the devices are in demand. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8: Firm unveils 'comeback' phone after Note 7 fire woes
- March 30, 2017

We've confirmed with Samsung that the US Galaxy S8 will be getting the Snapdragon 835. Samsung is also launching its Bixby personal digital assistant, similar to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google's alternative. Samsung , like others, has moved the fingerprint reader to the back of the device. The screen covers about 20 per cent more of the phones interface, Selwyn said . (more...)
Stocks under Review: Xerox Corporation (XRX), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)
- March 30, 2017

Earnings per share (EPS ) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Xerox Corporation the EPS stands at 0.25 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.25, suggesting the stock fell short of the analysts' expectations. (more...)
Samsung Announces the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Arrives April 21 Samsung Announces the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Arrives April 21
- March 30, 2017

Samsung plans to make Bixby available on all of its appliances, from air conditioners to TVs. Touch a button on the side of the phone to activate it and ask it all types of questions. Everything we've been looking forward to for the biggest Samsung reveal of the year has finally come to a resounding finish. Samsung recalled the replacements, too, and scrapped the phone. (more...)
What is so great about Samsung's 'Infinity Display'? What is so great about Samsung's 'Infinity Display'?
- March 30, 2017

The S8 comes in two models with varying screen sizes: the 5.8 inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2 inch Galaxy S8 Plus. Instead, the S7 line has a Galaxy S7 Edge, which had a 5. United States will only get three variants. Water and dust resistance: Both phones have an IP68 water and dust resistance rating. It comes with Harman Kardon earbuds and it has a headphone jack! Available in five different colours, the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHZ Quad) ... (more...)
White House Staff Plans to Skip Correspondents' Dinner in 'Solidarity' With Trump White House Staff Plans to Skip Correspondents' Dinner in 'Solidarity' With Trump
- March 30, 2017

Trump's decision to not attend the dinner breaks with years of presidential precedent and his staff's intention to do so as well further perpetuates a message of antagonism toward the press. Trump's staff's decision to also not attend the dinner may be completely unprecedented, as the New York Times reports. The yearly celebration of the first amendment and the amiable and necessary relationship between our government and our "fourth estate" is set to be quite a bit different this year, ... (more...)
Here's everything that's coming in today's big Xbox One update
- March 30, 2017

As the Anniversary Update was called the "August Update" on the Xbox One, the Xbox team is naming this new update the "Xbox One March Update". It also prompts for screenshot and video clip capture without the need for a double press. If you've never tried to broadcast your gameplay before, this is the easiest way to get started as you don't have to download any extra software - Beam broadcasting is built right into your Xbox One. (more...)
Here are top features you should be happy about
- March 30, 2017

Today the second beta build for that version has started rolling out over-the-air to devices that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program. According to Google , the new OS does not now have many features but more have been promised in the not-so-distant future. (more...)
Reason for device ban: Al-qaeda trying to hide explosives in laptops Reason for device ban: Al-qaeda trying to hide explosives in laptops
- March 30, 2017

It will apply to devices larger than a typical smartphone. The airports affected by the USA electronics rules are served by nine airlines that fly directly from those cities to the United States about 50 times a day, senior government officials said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event: Bixby's image search feature leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event: Bixby's image search feature leaked
- March 30, 2017

First, a quick new hands-on Galaxy S8 video was posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. For the new phones, the company also refreshed the Gear VR headset that comes bundled with its new handheld controller, designed in collaboration with Facebook's Oculus. (more...)
What's new in Windows 10's Creators Update
- March 30, 2017

The new Paint 3D app embedded inside the Paint app makes it easy to create or modify 3D objects. Yes, the Pro version of the Windows 10 Creators Update OS allows users to defer updates for 365 days. The ability to change the way Tiles work on your Windows machine has also been added to the new update. Users with the Home edition of Windows 10 had no options for postponing updates. (more...)
Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch
- March 30, 2017

Industry analysts say the launch of the S8 will provide Samsung with a chance to rebuild its reputation. Both the smartphones would have 4GB of RAM and have dual-SIM options. You can read all about the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the in-depth Galaxy S8 preview we published on Tuesday. Just like Google and Apple , Samsung has chose to develop its own personal assistant. (more...)
Samsung introduces Galaxy S8, its first phone since recalled Note 7 Samsung introduces Galaxy S8, its first phone since recalled Note 7
- March 30, 2017

In addition to the phones, DeX dock and the Gear 360 camera , Samsung unveiled a new Samsung Gear virtual reality headset, along with a controller. The iPhone 8 is expected to use an organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, display for the first time, instead of the traditional liquid crystal display , or LCD, screen. (more...)
Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorce
- March 30, 2017

Then, as cameras rapidly fired away to capture the historic moment, Sir Tim passed the letter to Mr Tusk, confirming the intended departure. British Prime Minister Theresa May signs the official letter invoking Article 50 . Tusk said that the European Council was in the process of developing negotiating guidelines to be approved at a summit of EU leaders on April 29, and that he would describe the plans in further detail at a news conference Friday with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph ... (more...)

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