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United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers
- April 17, 2017

David Dao , the 69-year old Kentucky physician yanked off the fully booked flight after refusing to give up his seat for a crew member, sustained injuries and may need surgery , according to his attorney. United's board said on Friday the company had to craft policies to win back customer trust and apologised to Dao and his family. "Frequently, the people who benefit the most from overbooking are the last few people to buy, The ones who are not able to make plans in advance", Bhaskara said. (more...)
Korea missile test fails before Pence visit
- April 17, 2017

This time, it paraded its latest missile hardware through the capital Pyongyang, showing off many new weapons. China banned imports of North Korean coal on February 26, cutting off its most important export. Pence had been briefed on the failed launch en route to Seoul and had been in touch with Trump, the White House aides said. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have ratcheted up in recent weeks, amid tit-for-tat saber-rattling from the United States and North Korea. (more...)
Apple granted self-driving test permit
- April 17, 2017

Though Apple has yet to officially announce that they are working on self-driving cars, having them on the official list of companies confirms that they are, indeed, quietly working their way to the autonomous automobile industry. Apple reps didn't respond to requests for comment. Apple is probably not building its own auto, however, and Project Titan may just be a code word for the firm's work on vehicle technology, Moorhead said. (more...)
Apple gets autonomous vehicle testing permit in California
- April 17, 2017

After a five-page letter last November from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company was under increased speculation that they would enter into the competitive self-driving space. (more...)
Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2 Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2
- April 16, 2017

Apple has also asked its staff to inform customers of the replacement unit's colour and capacity. So, there are still a couple of years yet and Apple is now dealing with the dearth of 4th gen iPads by letting service providers ship iPad Air 2 instead. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge
- April 16, 2017

Weighing in at around 35MB, it's basically a security update that bumps the Android security patch level to April 1. Nougat is continuing its rollout to existing devices this week, as several Samsung phones in the U.S. The update doesn't include only the regular bug fixes and security updates, but also the final version of the Android OS. Multi tasking is going to be enhanced with the addition of the multi-window mode which will allow users to run two apps at the same time. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8's DeX Station available at pre-order for $150
- April 16, 2017

Sales of OLED display panels for mobile devices will also remain strong, keeping Samsung's bottom line solid, they said . Samsung India on Friday launched its latest smartphone, Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, demonstrating Samsung's consumer-centricity and its ability to bring valuable and meaningful experiences to consumers. (more...)
Samsung's crazy day: Bumper profits, new phone and its chief on trial Samsung's crazy day: Bumper profits, new phone and its chief on trial
- April 16, 2017

In recent weeks, the Korean tech giant unveiled its new flagship smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S8. That could help it stage a comeback in the wake of a string of controversies. In fact, Samsung has made this high-end Galaxy S8 Plus official by publishing details of the same on its official South Korean website. In its Q1 earnings guidance, Samsung is predicting an operating profit of around 9.9trn won ($8.7bn) out of 50trn won ($44bn) in revenues. (more...)
New leak suggests NSA penetrated Mideast banking networks
- April 16, 2017

This is being done through a widespread, global protocol that is used for secure financial messaging and transactions. Analysts generally accepted the leaked files came from the NSA. "Eastnets" claim is impossible to believe, ' said Kevin Beaumont, who was one of several experts who spent Friday combing through the documents and trying out the code. (more...)
Cisco Coverage for Shadow Brokers 2017-04-14 Information Release
- April 16, 2017

Back in August the group released a bunch of hacking tools and on Friday it released another bunch of "really unbelievable stuff" according to Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley on the blog Lawfair . (more...)
Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight
- April 16, 2017

The change comes less than a week after Dr. David Dao was seen on cell phone video being dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat for a United Airlines crew member. Delta had 1,238 involuntarily bumped passengers in 2016, a rate of 0.1 per 10,000 passengers. Three passengers deplaned peacefully with Dr. Dao being the lone holdout until he was brutally removed from the aircraft by law-enforcement. (more...)
Apple obtains permit to test self-driving cars
- April 16, 2017

Despite major staffing shakeups in its autonomous driving project a year ago, Apple is reportedly gearing up to unleash cars equipped with its driverless technology on California's public streets. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the agency's proposed policy for driverless vehicles. If Apple were to start testing autonomous vehicles in California, it would be joining several other companies who have conducted similar testing in the state. (more...)
Breath of the Wild Outsold Nintendo Switch
- April 16, 2017

That's right, Nintendo had more than a 100 percent attach rate for Zelda on the Switch. Switch, the new-age home gaming console system offering additional mobility convenience to user who can easily carry it on the go, has emerged as the fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo's history. (more...)
NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online
- April 16, 2017

Matthew Hickey, director of security firm Hacker House, has looked over the leaks and agrees with Microsoft's assessment. This Friday's release contains more serious exploits. While the leaks would enable operating system makers to issue patches - thereby making the OS more secure - it also meant that before the fixes were issued, many computers would be at an increased risk. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Security Cracked with Just a Photo
- April 16, 2017

For those who don't know, we have seen similar features on Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, dubbed as Continuum. A video and two images depicting several Galaxy S8 Plus prototypes with dual camera setups have surfaced online, seemingly corroborating older reports that Samsung was previously considering integrating two main lenses into the rear plate of its latest flagship smartphone. (more...)
Vimy 100 ceremony at cenotaph draws hundreds
- April 16, 2017

The four-day battle was a decisive victory for the Allies and important in the development of Canada's national identity, as its troops attacked for the first time officially as the Canadian Corps. They succeeded where other armies had failed - but at a great cost. Over 10,000 were killed or wounded for the hard-earned victory. It's estimated that about 2,000 islanders fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge. (more...)
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners receive Android 7.1.1 update OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners receive Android 7.1.1 update
- April 16, 2017

OnePlus rolled out a new update for its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, earlier this week. The broader rollout for the update will begin in a few days asserts OnePlus. The new update will bring the following improvements. Along with general bug fixes, the update also resolves Instagram swiping bug and hardware buttons malfunction issue. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Processor Is Capable Of
- April 16, 2017

At the event, Samsung also introduced a new Gear VR headset, one-handed controller and Gear 360 camera for creating 4K 360-degree videos . For the first time on a Samsung phone, the physical home button is removed entirely. "The launch of the new device must be perfectly executed for Samsung to gain innovation leadership and to gain market share in the high-end smartphone segment", said Thomas Husson, vice president and principal analyst at research and advisory firm Forrester. (more...)
Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild
- April 16, 2017

Some researchers believe the smartphone will set a new first-year sales record. Despite the predicted year-on-year profit increase, however, it looks like sales will be essentially flat: Samsung's Q1 2016 revenue was 49.78 trillion won. Profits are expected to be even high in the April-June period due to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, on April 21st. The billionaire, who is accused of paying bribes to get the support of a government pension fund in a controversial 2015 merger of ... (more...)
Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars on California roads
- April 16, 2017

This permit could indicate the resurgence of Apple's self-driving auto program, codenamed Project Titan. Like those other companies, Apple's test vehicles will have human drivers behind the wheel when they go out on public roads, according to Bloomberg News. (more...)

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