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Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Executive for ICloud Apple Hires Former Time Warner Cable Executive for ICloud
- September 15, 2016

Cue oversees Apple's growing services segment, which includes businesses like the iTunes Store, Apple Pay and Apple Music. He has also led Apple's yearslong, on-and-off negotiations with media companies for a proposed television streaming service, though those efforts haven't yet borne fruit. (more...)
Qantas bans passengers from charging new Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones on flights
- September 15, 2016

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone's fire-prone batteries. This means the phones are still allowed on board, but you own't be able to use them (presumably, they'll need to be turned off and stowed away). The Federal Aviation Authority has issued a warning about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over fears of mid-air explosions on flights. (more...)
Anti-bacterial soaps, body washes to be banned? Anti-bacterial soaps, body washes to be banned?
- September 15, 2016

The decision does not apply to hand sanitizers, which generally use alcohol rather than antibacterial chemicals. There are more than 2,100 antibacterial soaps sold today, representing about 40 percent of the overall soap market, Michele said during a media briefing Friday. (more...)
1.8m haj pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat 1.8m haj pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat
- September 15, 2016

Iran's pilgrims were excluded from the haj after the country failed to agree on security and logistics with Saudi Arabia, so hundreds of thousands of Iranian faithful held an alternative pilgrimage last Saturday in the Shi'ite holy city of Karbala, according to a shrine official. (more...)
HP buys Samsung's $1 billion printer business
- September 15, 2016

Deal activity in the printing sector is picking up. Samsung has also agreed to buy between $100m (£75m) and $300m (£225m) in HP shares through open-market purchases after the sale is completed. HP's new A3 laser printers rely on Samsung's print engine. Hence, the acquisition will save HP (NYSE: HPQ) tons of partnering costs, since the firm will be able to produce this component in-house. (more...)
Uber Gives Riders a Preview of the Driverless Future Uber Gives Riders a Preview of the Driverless Future
- September 15, 2016

Removing the cost of the driver is one way to make rides more affordable. One person will grab the wheel to take over whilst the other monitors the computer software. So far, reviews of Uber's program launch have been generally bullish. Journalists, however, were able to test the technology ahead of the official debut, and for the most part reporters seemed dazzled by their robotic chauffeurs-even if the cars tended to drive like your vision-impaired grandmother. (more...)
Google Maps Now Showing Speed Limit! Google Maps Now Showing Speed Limit!
- September 15, 2016

Instead it simply shows a little graphic along your route displaying the local speed limit so you can be aware - useful if you're going on a long road trip and aren't always paying attention to the signs (although, you know, you should). The speed limits for an area can be seen on the bottom left of the screen. Moreover, it is unclear for now if Google has stored data for all of the countries or just on a certain continent. (more...)
Asia mostly down, Europe mixed on global growth worries
- September 15, 2016

Strategists at US investment bank Citigroup said that Italian stocks could be worth a buy, based on expectations that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi would emerge from a forthcoming referendum in a stronger position, provided that investors chose carefully. (more...)
Facebook reverses decision on 'Napalm girl' photo after public criticism
- September 15, 2016

Facebook have not yet commented on their stance against the Vietnam War photo. Many Norwegians have posted the photo on Facebook in protest, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg joined them on Friday. For example, in July, Facebook controversially removed a "Facebook Live" video of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. The issue in Norway "points out there's very little transparency", Jones said. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV gets a new trailer at TGS Final Fantasy XV gets a new trailer at TGS
- September 15, 2016

By embracing over-the-top adorableness to the point of self-parody, it has become a game that is basically impossible to make fun of in any meaningful way. Even series badasses like Odin and that damn Malboro look like they'd be great for cuddles in this game. The bundle contains a rental code for July's feature-length CGI movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, as well as the Final Fantasy XV game itself, and a complimentary dashboard theme code. (more...)
Adhaar Card mandatory for booking Rail Tickets Adhaar Card mandatory for booking Rail Tickets
- September 15, 2016

This major collaboration between Aadhaar and train tickets would be made compulsory for both reserved and unreserved categories; besides holding true for online as well as counter tickets. It would further help to keep a check on fraudulent bookings by unauthorised agents. The move is aimed at tackling the menace of touts who block tickets in advance under fictitious names and passengers often do not get tickets in advance as bulk tickets are being cornered by touts. (more...)
Apple's iOS 10 update caused major headaches for some users
- September 15, 2016

Apple has officially released its all-new iOS 10 for its mobile devices, with support for a slew of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices . "The problem was quickly resolved and we apologise to those customers". The music pane shows the app that's playing something, playback controls, volume and a drop-down to select the output device, say, if you have a new set of Bluetooth headphones connected. (more...)
3.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Bay Area 3.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Bay Area
- September 15, 2016

Geological Survey. The Hayward Fault runs from San Pablo Bay in the north to Fremont in the south and passes through Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. (more...)
Land Rover Discovery Can Still Climb Every Mountain And Ford Every Stream Land Rover Discovery Can Still Climb Every Mountain And Ford Every Stream
- September 15, 2016

They even let the rascals loose with pens and paints to daub and scrawl their own designs, cartoons and signatures over the bodywork. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV is all set to make its debut later this month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. (more...)
Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming next year Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming next year
- September 15, 2016

It also supports standard Blu-ray content, CDs, DVDs, and it can upscale 1080p content to 4K 60p resolution. Ishikawa continued, "Our new reference model has been specifically created to deliver the highest quality video and audio possible and will excite the most demanding A/V enthusiasts". (more...)
Paralympics: Games hit 'Big Time' as athletes look for edge
- September 15, 2016

Wheelchair racer David Weir and swimmer Ellie Simmonds surrendered titles they had won at the previous two Paralympics in Rio on Tuesday night. Georgina Hermitage and Libby Clegg won their second gold medals of the Rio Games, triumphing in the T37 400m and T11 200m, although after setting a new world record Hermitage had to defend her dominance - insisting it was due to hard work, rather than being in the wrong classification. (more...)
IPhone Broken After iOS 10 Update? Here's How To Fix It
- September 15, 2016

We have also written about the reasons to update or not, and there are some obvious reasons like the iPhone bricking problem that is making users avoiding the update for now. Hit the update button and you will be good to go. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your desktop or laptop. Raise to Wake is automatically set after the software update . (more...)
Surprise! Another Massive Reef Is Hiding Behind the Great Barrier Reef Surprise! Another Massive Reef Is Hiding Behind the Great Barrier Reef
- September 15, 2016

According to Eric Hochberg, principal CORAL investigator, the mission provides the clearest and most extensive image so far of the condition of a significant portion of coral reefs around the world. It is also home to about 400 coral species. Every year more than 2 million people visit this national treasure of Australia to experience the beauty and rich biodiversity of this region. (more...)
How One Highly Fuckable Tortoise Saved His Entire Species from Extinction How One Highly Fuckable Tortoise Saved His Entire Species from Extinction
- September 15, 2016

Apparently Diego lived most of his life in the San Diego Zoo until 1976 when his species was found in need of repopulating and he was flown back to the Galapagos to help. Of the 2,000 wild tortoises released onto Espanola, Diego has sired roughly 40%. His "enormous contribution" is in stark contrast to another endangered tortoise from a different species Lonesome George who died without reproducing in captivity, ending the Pinta Island tortoise subspecies. (more...)
IOS 10 Available to Download on iPhone or iPad IOS 10 Available to Download on iPhone or iPad
- September 15, 2016

In fact, many users shared their gripes on Twitter, even claiming to downgrade their iPhones back to iOS 9 because the emojis are so bad. "The problem was quickly resolved and we apologise to those customers. It will allow greater access to messages and other notifications from the lock screen, but you need to press the home button again to get to all your apps. (more...)

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