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Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders crosses 1 million units mark
- April 22, 2017

Here's how to change your homescreen launcher on the Galaxy S8. Except for the camera, every other department has got a major makeover. Kuo explains that the adoption of a dual-camera setup will be "the most important upgrade" in the Note 8. (more...)
Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus despite Note7 fiasco
- April 22, 2017

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are likely to be the first Samsung devices to receive the Android 7.1 update and possibly quite soon. Currently, Bixby is only able to support American English and Korean languages. "So far, the S8 has received great feedback, with record high pre-orders in Korea". SamMobile has no information as to when Samsung might release the Galaxy S8 Active, and Samsung itself has made no mention of this version just yet. (more...)
Nintendo sold nearly a million Switches in a single month
- April 22, 2017

Breath of the Wild is the fastest-selling Nintendo launch title ever and the fastest-selling Zelda title across its entire 30-year history. Last month, there were estimates that the Nintendo Switch had sold roughly 1.5 million units worldwide. (more...)
Trump weighs in on French election with comments on Paris attack
- April 22, 2017

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in Thursday night's attack in central Paris . Ms Le Pen used the aftermath of the Champs-Elysees attack - which Islamic State has claimed it carried out - to call for the government to immediately expel foreigners being monitored by intelligence services and reinstate France's borders . (more...)
Samsung Bixby's Amazon shopping feature doesn't work on Verizon yet
- April 22, 2017

A new bill of materials revealed by IHS Markit suggests that the S8's internal components carry a price tag of $301.60, along with an additional manufacturing cost of $5.9, which amounts to a total manufacturing cost of $307.50. Granted, the mostly glass design can be slippery, but given what's inside, you'll keep your mitts on it as often as you can. Google Music usually only offers the ability to store 50,000 of a user's own songs on its service. (more...)
Snap Buys Mobli Geofitler Patent Snap Buys Mobli Geofitler Patent
- April 22, 2017

The patent - US#20160373805, US#9459778 - describes methods and systems of providing visual content-editing functions. This is probably the first time that an amount as big as $7.7 million is being paid for a patent from the Israeli tech industry, notes TechCrunch, which was able to get its hands on the email sent to 100 shareholders of Mobli . (more...)
Easter road death toll spikes to 235 Easter road death toll spikes to 235
- April 22, 2017

However, the period is usually marked by carnage on the country's roads and a high death toll. "The vehicle types that made a high contribution to fatal crashes were cars and LDVs, with contributions of 49% and 20% respectively". "Very glaringly, most crashes and fatalities happened in residential areas and remote areas and, very interestingly, between 11pm and 5am". Most provinces recorded an increase in deaths‚ but the Free State's number of deaths dropped by 27%. (more...)
Microsoft Has A Chromebook Alternative And Its Specs Are Pretty Decent
- April 22, 2017

Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook. It looks from the leaked document that these devices will be running the Creators Update (Redstone 2) version of Windows 10 Cloud and won't necessarily have to wait for Redstone 3, due out in September. (more...)
Target Transforms Into Mario Kart Target Transforms Into Mario Kart
- April 22, 2017

Over 650 Target stores in the USA are getting decked out with Mario Kart-inspired shopping carts (also known as Super Target Karts ), decorations, and a starting line-like entrance complete with black-and-white checkers, a lakitu, flashing lights, and music. (more...)
Nintendo Sold More Zelda Switch Copies Than Switch Consoles
- April 22, 2017

In just over two weeks, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 28 with more content than any other Mario Kart game in series history, including 48 racing tracks, new Battle modes, new characters and other additions. (more...)
Force India F1 team owner Vijay Mallya arrested in London
- April 22, 2017

The flamboyant financier secretly fled India in March 2016 owing more than $1 billion after defaulting on loan payments to state-owned banks and allegedly misusing the funds. A statement on Mallya's Twitter account said: "Usual Indian media hype". A top source said India is seeking extradition of Mallya for defaulting on loans due to IDBI. (more...)
Ex-Girlfriend of Cleveland Killer Meets with Robert Godwin Sr.'s Children Ex-Girlfriend of Cleveland Killer Meets with Robert Godwin Sr.'s Children
- April 22, 2017

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 , in Cleveland. Although workers tried to stall Stephens by giving him his chicken nuggets but holding up his order of fries, he didn't wait. (more...)
Facebook Testing High-Speed Wireless Internet In San Jose (FB)
- April 22, 2017

Yael Maguire , who leads the connectivity lab at Facebook, said in the blog post . Facebook's internet drones have been taken on their maiden test flights in recent months and will be flown above developing nations in the not too distant future. (more...)
Facebook Announces New Hi-Tech Features At Annual Developers Event Facebook Announces New Hi-Tech Features At Annual Developers Event
- April 22, 2017

Facebook is opening up its AR platform so developers can make use of things like image recognition without having to invest in the costs for the technology themselves. That's the idea behind Facebook Spaces, the company's new "social VR" experience, which was unveiled last night. The debut took place on Tuesday at the F8 Developer Conference which took place in San Jose. (more...)
Persona 5 Spinoffs Hinted at by New Atlus Website Registrations Persona 5 Spinoffs Hinted at by New Atlus Website Registrations
- April 22, 2017

The recent surfacing of the new domain names only suggests that the same treatment might be given to " Persona 5 " as well. The NeoGAF post seems to support speculation Atlus could be planning a Persona 5 dancing title (P5D), an "After Golden " enhanced edition of P5 (P5AG) and/or another fighter in the Ultimax vein (P5U). (more...)
Apple unveils Live Photos API Apple unveils Live Photos API
- April 22, 2017

While Tumblr introduced support for Live Photos previous year, Apple has now released Live Photos JavaScript API , which will help developers integrate support for the feature to their websites and Web apps. While the feature has been around for nearly two years, few programs support the upload of Live Photos, leaving fans of the feature with few ways to actually share the photo-and-video-in-one format. (more...)
Blackstone Group LP (bx) Raises Dividend to $0.87 Per Share Blackstone Group LP (bx) Raises Dividend to $0.87 Per Share
- April 22, 2017

State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 700,000 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $17,871,000 after buying an additional 150,000 shares in the last quarter. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of worldwide copyright laws. BX has been the subject of several research analyst reports. (more...)
Facebook to push augmented reality
- April 22, 2017

One day, if you want to watch TV, "We can put a digital TV [on the wall], and instead of it being a piece of hardware, it's a $1 app instead of being a $500 piece of equipment". The new Facebook virtual reality app called Facebook Spaces was introduced by Rachel Franklin, the company's chief for Social VR . Zuckerberg imagines AR experiences breaking down into three major categories: augmenting objects in the physical world with additional information , layering virtual objects onto ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ red tinted screens trigger consumer alert
- April 22, 2017

As we know, they have redesigned a lot on these two devices. Users do not have to worry about getting the device damaged when dropped in water, as deep as 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes. While the rear camera is largely the same as the one in last year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has made software tweaks to enhance post-processing that should result in slightly better results. (more...)
N+1 Singer Issues Price Target With 0.33% Upside On Senior PLC N+1 Singer Issues Price Target With 0.33% Upside On Senior PLC
- April 22, 2017

Intellipharmaceutics International Inc is a Canada pharmaceutical firm engaged in the research, development and manufacture of controlled-release and targeted-release oral solid dosage drugs. Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank maintained it with "Hold" rating and €27.50 target in Saturday, April 16 report. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, April 1 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)

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