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Apple Won't Report First Weekend iPhone 7 Sales
- September 10, 2016

The iPhone 6S starts at $549 (down from $649) and the iPhone 6S Plus starts at $649 (down from $749). The company has added two new colors to the iPhone line-up: a high-gloss jet black and a matte black. "It makes no sense to tether ourselves to our mobile devices", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. It finally happened on Wednesday, with a release of a sponsored tweet promoting the new iPhone 7: "New cameras". (more...)
#LaueringTheBar? Matt Lauer Faces Criticism He Treated Donald Trump with Kid Gloves #LaueringTheBar? Matt Lauer Faces Criticism He Treated Donald Trump with Kid Gloves
- September 10, 2016

Clinton and Trump participated in a wide-ranging forum Wednesday night hosted by NBC/MSNBC, in which Trump seemed to discuss some of what he had learned in his two classified intelligence briefings. Johnson is closer with 9 percent of support. Trump's unusual campaign places even more pressure on moderators who try for fairness because he tells more falsehoods than most politicians, said Glenn Kessler, who writes the Fact Checker column for The Washington Post . (more...)
United States launches nation's first mission to collect asteroid samples
- September 10, 2016

The first U.S. asteroid sampling mission took flight on Thursday evening, beginning a seven-year journey that could provide more insight into the early solar system and even the origin of life on Earth. Professor Dante Lauretta, the mission's principle investigator, said similar material on Earth has long since been erased. It will arrive there in 2018, map the asteroid and then come close enough to lower a pogo-stick-like probe to the surface to collect samples to return to Earth. (more...)
Samsung delays Note 7 shipments amid exploding battery reports
- September 10, 2016

Following reports of some Galaxy Note 7 batteries exploding while charging and Samsung delaying shipments of its new phone for additional quality testing, Samsung may soon issue a recall for its latest flagship. That is, Samsung SDI produces the battery cell, but the battery pack production is outsourced to other firms. The defective batteries used in the phones sold in Korea and some markets were produced by a local battery maker ITM Semiconductor. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 7 slogan gets a little phallic in Apple's iPhone 7 slogan gets a little phallic in
- September 10, 2016

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are water and dust resistant. " Apple introduced some compelling features in this new phone, which should help spur upgrades", said Daniel Ives, senior vice president of finance and corporate development at mobile tech company Synchronous Technologies. (more...)
Autopilot Not at Fault in European Crash, Tesla Says
- September 10, 2016

The man died instantly on impact, but firefighters attending the scene were unable to retrieve the man's body for several hours because of fears that they would be electrocuted, as the car's security systems stopped working and could not be operated. (more...)
AG intervenes in university suit against school paper
- September 10, 2016

The Kernel appealed that ruling to the attorney general's office, which ruled in their favor in early August , pointing out that United Kingdom did not allow their office to review those records and verify that they are in fact protected by the exemptions the university cited in its denial. (more...)
Apple Launches New iPhone 7 Water Resistant and 7 Plus With 32GB Apple Launches New iPhone 7 Water Resistant and 7 Plus With 32GB
- September 10, 2016

The original iPhone, released in 2007, offered a 4GB option. Three Ireland advise those who want to buy the phone to pre-register online on to their pre-order form so customers will be sent details about when the iPhone 7 hits their stores. (more...)
Five new games are backwards compatible on Xbox One
- September 10, 2016

Alternatively, players who still own the original game discs can simply install them on their Xbox One consoles. As announced by Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, these include Bayonetta , de Blob 2, Arkanoid Live, Of Orcs and Men, and QIX++. (more...)
SpaceX accident 'most difficult and complex' in its history SpaceX accident 'most difficult and complex' in its history
- September 10, 2016

He also thanked NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Air Force for their help during the investigation. So are a number of independent industry experts, though none of the participants' names or the number of representatives from each entity have been announced. (more...)
US House to Vote on Bill Allowing Lawsuits Over 9/11 Attacks
- September 10, 2016

The legislation gives victims' families the right to sue in USA court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the 2001 attacks that killed thousands in NY, the Washington, D.C., area and Pennsylvania. "It's time to make this bill a reality, and I hope the President will sign it into law". The Arms Export Control Act of 1976 prohibits arms and munitions transfers to countries that support acts of worldwide terrorism, but leaves it up to the secretary of state - ... (more...)
FAA doesn't want Galaxy Note 7 phones on planes
- September 10, 2016

Samsung last week began a global recall for the phone, just two weeks after its launch, because of the risk of them catching fire or exploding. In a warning issued today , the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices to "power them down and stop charging or using" the devices. (more...)
There are four giraffe species, not one There are four giraffe species, not one
- September 10, 2016

Latest estimates have revealed that giraffe numbers have plummeted by 35% over the past 30 years down to approximately 100,000 individuals across their range in Africa . For example, the Masai giraffe has darker skin and patches located at different positions in the body, while others have different patches and lighter skin. (more...)
Apple's headphone jack: all your angry questions answered
- September 10, 2016

It sold almost 92 million iPhones during the first six months of this year, about 15% fewer than the same period last year. In addition to the usual tweaks and upgrades we've all come to expect from every Apple release, the new phone will also be offered in a sleek Jet Black finish to complete one's black-on-black ensemble. (more...)
Why Apple Removed the iPhone Headphone Jack
- September 10, 2016

To allow customers to use this feature , Apple will include wired headphones created to fit the Lightning port and a 3.5mm headphones to Lightning adaptor in the box. They actually aren't the first smartphone maker to make this decision: Chinese manufacturer LeEco and the Moto Z line from Lenovo (formerly Motorola) have already eliminated the headphone jack. (more...)
Super Mario Finally Debuts to The iPhone Super Mario Finally Debuts to The iPhone
- September 10, 2016

IGN sat down with Miyamoto to discuss his involvement with Super Mario Run, what he learned during the creative process, and more . Super Mario Run for iPhone: How do you play it? "Over the years in our own experiments on our own platforms, we had come up with some ideas for how to make Mario simple for people who don't play Mario games". (more...)
Facebook allows postings of 'napalm girl' photo after debate
- September 10, 2016

The incident began when Aftenposten writer Tom Egeland posted a piece that featured The Terror of War , a Pulitzer prize-winning photograph taken by Nick Ut in 1973. "It's perfectly possible for a company like Facebook to sort this out". Facebook had responded to the controversy over its policy by saying it was trying to "find the right balance". (more...)
Intel Corporation (INTC) Shares are Up 2.33% Intel Corporation (INTC) Shares are Up 2.33%
- September 10, 2016

During the 52 -week period, the stock's price traded between range of $27.68 to $36.33. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $35.02 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.31. The number of shares now owned by investors are 4.73 bln. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 435,796 shares of the company's stock, valued at $14,263,603.08. (more...)
US safety agency urges Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using smartphone
- September 10, 2016

WestJet Airlines said it was also looking at the situation but for now there are no changes to allowing that device on its fleet. Vaughn Jennings, a spokesman for Washington-based trade group Airlines for America, said the group is "closely monitoring any developments as this issue evolves". (more...)
India, US ban use of Galaxy Note 7 on board flights
- September 10, 2016

In one case, a family Florida of the U.S. reported a Galaxy 7 phone left charging in their Jeep caught fire , destroying the vehicle, according to agency reports . Samsung now says new Note 7s will be issued to existing buyers "upon completion of the CPSC process", and neither Samsung nor the CPSC offered a specific timetable beyond "as soon as possible". (more...)

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