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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now launching in South Africa in November
- September 22, 2016

Another new firmware update , which will be pushed to both the old and fixed Note 7 devices, will make a few changes to the interface. According to Samsung, the notice will appear every time users power up or charge the device. Samsung additionally said it will attach a software update to the new Note7 devices delivered in concert with carriers that displays a green icon to indicate the device has a safe battery. (more...)
NASA to unveil 'surprise activities' on Europa captured by Hubble on Monday NASA to unveil 'surprise activities' on Europa captured by Hubble on Monday
- September 22, 2016

NASA has announced a mysterious conference call for next Monday to reveal "evidence of surprising activity" on Jupiter's fourth-largest moon, Europa. Europa orbits Jupiter every 3.5 days and is tidally locked - just like Earth's Moon - so that the same side of Europa faces Jupiter at all times. William Sparks, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. (more...)
Trump says Lester Holt is a Democrat - he's not
- September 22, 2016

Despite Donald Trump's pattern of gaining ground in most polls conducted since Hillary Clinton's physican collapse nine days ago, one new survey shows her holding a steady 5-point national lead. "We want to make sure we're only admitting people into our country who love our country". She said, "We're going after the bad guys and we're going to get them, but we're not going to go after an entire religion". (more...)
Watch Seven Minutes of Gameplay From Dark Souls III Ashes of Ariandel Watch Seven Minutes of Gameplay From Dark Souls III Ashes of Ariandel
- September 22, 2016

Speaking to Polygon , Miyazaki explained that it is "time to move away from the Dark Souls franchise". With that being the case, fans of From Software's notoriously hard franchise are advised to proceed with caution beyond this point, or not read on at all , unless they're completely fine with most of the materials within Ashes of Ariandel being unveiled to them. (more...)
Google's New App, Allo Rumored To Launch This Week
- September 22, 2016

Google's ambitious AI-powered messaging app, which was announced in during the I/O conference in May this year, may finally see a launch this week. Developers can build support for their apps into Allo , too, letting you do things like book an OpenTable reservation from within the app. (more...)
Emma Watson Addressed the United Nations on Campus Sexual Assault Emma Watson Addressed the United Nations on Campus Sexual Assault
- September 22, 2016

The 10 universities who took part in the report are Stony Brook University in New York; Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.; the University of Hong Kong; Nagoya University in Japan; Oxford University; the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom; the University of Sao Paulo; the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa; the University of Waterloo in Canada; and Sciences Po in France. (more...)
Clinton, Trump navigate politics of police violence
- September 22, 2016

Police there were serving a search warrant for another man, when they say they encountered 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott , who police say was armed. The image of Terrence Crutcher walking with his hands up moments before he was fatally shot by Tulsa police is haunting. "And they will just have to get better and better and better". (more...)
6 key things to know about Apple's new iOS 10 software
- September 22, 2016

The company has accepted that some users were affected, however, the problem was resolved. However, if that scared you away from iOS 10, you'll be happy to know that Apple quickly fixed the bug, and you can now update with abandon-provided you're cool with all the new "features". (more...)
Weiner faces sexting claim from girl, but he calls it a hoax Weiner faces sexting claim from girl, but he calls it a hoax
- September 22, 2016

This isn't the first time Weiner has been busted for an online sexting scandal. Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has responded to a report that he had an online relationship with a 15-year-old girl and sent her photos and graphic messages, WCBS reported . (more...)
Xbox One Games With Gold For October 2016 Xbox One Games With Gold For October 2016
- September 22, 2016

Available October 1st to 31st for the Xbox One. Whether you like baseball, extreme sports, or surviving alone in the apocalypse, next month has got you covered. This title will be available as a free download from October 16th to November 15th. Its drab, gray color scheme and foggy skies perfectly capture the essence of a dead planet. (more...)
Pokemon GO is No Longer the Top Grossing App Pokemon GO is No Longer the Top Grossing App
- September 22, 2016

Clash Royale recently became the top-grossing app in the iOS store. Supercell's newest game Clash Royale took the top spot in the top grossing iPhone apps in the United States after this week's patch that brought a slew of new features. (more...)
North Korea only has 28 websites (sad!)
- September 22, 2016

North Korea's internet ecosystem, which is made available to a limited few inside the hermit kingdom, has been exposed online due to a lapse in IT security, revealing itself to be quite underwhelming, reported TechCrunch . Much of the rest of the website deals with South Korea, which is viewed with contempt. News website Rodong carries an opinion piece about how the president of South Korea, Park Geun Hye, "Will Be Made to Pay Dearly for her Crimes against DPRK", according to the title. (more...)
Bill Murray Celebrates Birthday By Launching Cubs-Themed Golf Apparel Bill Murray Celebrates Birthday By Launching Cubs-Themed Golf Apparel
- September 22, 2016

With the launch of William Murray Golf , the Murray brothers plan to leave a lasting family legacy and mark on the game of golf. The William Murray Golf logo is a representation of the actor "tossing his putter in feign disgust at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, an image that speaks to Murray's unpredictable but undeniable passion for golf". (more...)
NYC mayor rips Trump's call to expand stop-and-frisk NYC mayor rips Trump's call to expand stop-and-frisk
- September 22, 2016

We did it in NY, it worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive and, you know, you really help people sort of change their mind automatically, you understand, you have to have, in my opinion, I see what's going on here, I see what's going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk. (more...)
Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 10.1 to Developers
- September 22, 2016

As such, it isn't available for the iPhone 7. Does the iPhone 7's hissing sound really matter? This means if you have an iPhone 7 Plus at hand, you can not use the depth-of-field features of your handset just yet, as the update is available for developers only. (more...)
SEC accuses hedge fund manager Cooperman of insider trading SEC accuses hedge fund manager Cooperman of insider trading
- September 22, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Cooperman used his status as one of Atlas Pipeline Partners' largest shareholders to gain access to confidential information. After getting subpoenaed, Cooperman tried to fabricate a story, the SEC added. The unidentified executive was shocked and angered when he learned that Cooperman had traded in advance of Atlas's announcement, the regulator said. (more...)
United Nations says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal United Nations says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal
- September 22, 2016

Other countries include Bangladesh, Singapore, Thailand and major fossil fuel power the United Arab Emirates. But before it can go into effect, it needs to be formally ratified by 55 countries that together account for 55 percent of global carbon emissions. (more...)
UN says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal UN says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal
- September 22, 2016

This will require approval from each of the 29 member states, which collectively rank behind China and the United States as the third biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Sri Lanka joined over 170 other countries in the world in signing the Paris Agreement to set in motion a plan to reduce global warming when it was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level signature ceremony convened by the Secretary General in NY. (more...)
Mobile Continues to see Strong Momentum in Q3 2016 Mobile Continues to see Strong Momentum in Q3 2016
- September 22, 2016

We'll have to wait until late October to get the full picture of T-Mobile's Q3 2016, but T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter, COO Mike Sievert, and CTO Neville Ray will be providing a "business update" at a conference on Thursday, so we could get some more interesting tidbits then. (more...)
China's first space station to come crashing down on Earth China's first space station to come crashing down on Earth
- September 22, 2016

While the space lab has "comprehensively fulfilled its historical mission" to collect data, according to Wu, the station has now retired after making "important contributions" to China's space aspirations. An artist's view of a spacecraft's destructive reentry into Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. In the third week of September this year, China had launched the Tiangong-2, the successor to the Tiangong-1. (more...)

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