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China recalls some Galaxy Note 7 handsets, bans use in-flight China recalls some Galaxy Note 7 handsets, bans use in-flight
- September 23, 2016

After the having several explosion and combustion cases all around the globe, Samsung did a recall to their Galaxy Note 7 and aired a software update for a temporary fix. But that's not the only thing Samsung is doing according to the latest reports. In most cases where the Note 7 burst into flames, the battery has been charging and possibly close to reaching 100 percent capacity. (more...)
Hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts
- September 23, 2016

It said the hack may have been "state-sponsored" but "the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is now in Yahoo's network". The Wall Street Journal reported Yahoo is now working with law enforcement to investigate the matter. Some security vendor executives and analysts believe that the hack could have implications for the acquisition, including the potential renegotiation of Yahoo's sale price. (more...)
Details of Yahoo's 500m users' accounts hacked, stolen
- September 23, 2016

The company has also set up a frequently asked questions page for anyone who may have been affected by the breach. The data allegedly included usernames, encrypted passwords, birth date and in some cases alternative email addresses. Yahoo has found no evidence showing that the hackers are still inside its network. Peace told Wired in June that the information from the breaches-which presumably included the Yahoo hack, although that had not been disclosed yet-was being used primarily ... (more...)
Sony's new Xperia XZ hitting the US for $699 on Oct 2 Sony's new Xperia XZ hitting the US for $699 on Oct 2
- September 23, 2016

The Xperia X Compact will launch in the USA on September 25 at Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers for $499. Both models have an IP68 certification rating for dust and water resistance. There's a 23MP camera on the back. The camera-centric devices called the Xperia XZ and the X Compact seemed to impress quite a few people but the Japanese firm hadn't revealed any details on when the handsets would go on sale and how much they would cost. (more...)
Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US launch and pricing revealed Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US launch and pricing revealed
- September 23, 2016

It has the same 23MP camera with triple image sensing tech from the XZ, but goes without the 4K video recording capabilities. The larger and more powerful Xperia XZ will cost you $699, while the smaller Xperia X Compact will just weight $499. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan commit to investing $3 billion to cure diseases
- September 23, 2016

The program aims to cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our children's lifetimes and is one of a few corporate driven programs of this magnitude, working in this particular direction. The couple say the $3 billion is just a start, and that they plan to invest billions of dollars over decades. One of the Biohub's first projects will be to closely examine the different kinds of cells that control the body's organs. (more...)
US to resume deporting Haitians in end of quake policy US to resume deporting Haitians in end of quake policy
- September 23, 2016

DHS officials speaking on background on Wednesday confirmed the new policy and said that it is effective as of today. "Having said that, we are hopeful that they will live up to their global obligations and issue travel documents for people that have received the full measure of due process". (more...)
Canada, China aim to strike free trade deal
- September 23, 2016

Li also said China was lifting a ban on imports of bone-in beef less than 30 months old, a move that was immediately applauded by the Canadian Cattleman's Association as a $10-million annual gain. "The key is how to handle these differences", he said. Li and Trudeau appeared at ease with each other. Trudeau, elected last fall, faced questions about the moving expenses since they were revealed by the government earlier this week in response to a written question from an opposition ... (more...)
Tesla Has Started Working on Autopilot 8.0
- September 23, 2016

Tesla says the software update should help avoid crashes, since it will enhance the radar system and make Tesla's vehicles rely more on radar signals - which can see through snow, bright sun and other weather conditions - than cameras. People view a Tesla vehicle during the Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China. It scaled back its description of Autopilot on its website and in other marketing materials from zi dong jia shi, meaning the vehicle can drive itself, to zi dong fu zhu jia shi, ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 back on sale
- September 23, 2016

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), a government agency supervising product safety and standards, announced the extension of the refund period by approving the voluntary recall by Samsung. Samsung is also releasing an update for the Galaxy Note 7 that will urge owners to exchange it whenever it is turned on or plugged in for charging. (more...)
Charlotte police to show shooting video to Keith Lamont Scott's family
- September 23, 2016

Bamberg told reporters that police need to be more transparent in their conversations with the public and with the family. "The policy has been that until all the piece of evidence are in place, until the witnesses have been interviewed, until we can gather a full picture, that we are not releasing that", she said. (more...)
New clues on humans' migration from Africa
- September 23, 2016

Researchers from Griffith University formed part of the first extensive investigation into Aboriginal DNA which found early Australians left Africa somewhere between 51,000 and 72,000 years ago. It showed how the first humans migrated out of Africa and reached Australia after crossing an entire ocean. "Human history is this really fascinating and complex puzzle, and genetics can tell us about some of the pieces", says Joshua Akey , an evolutionary genomicist at the University of ... (more...)
Belarus deposits Paris Climate Agreement instrument of acceptance with UN
- September 23, 2016

After Wednesday's event , according to a United Nations statement, 60 countries representing 48 percent of the global emission have so far joined. Ratification by 55 countries representing 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions is required for entry into force of the agreement. (more...)
Stop Being Luddites About The iPhone 7 - Wireless Headphones Are The Future
- September 23, 2016

Here's a rundown of some of the biggest announcements . Apple is out to hit hard with its iPhone 7 cameras, lining up its latest handsets as references in the field of smartphone photography. This device syncs with your iPhone and you plug your wired headphones into the Bluetooth adaptor, rather than the phone - which means you can still charge your phone while listening to music. (more...)
South African central bank comments on rate decision South African central bank comments on rate decision
- September 23, 2016

The Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee says its decision to keep rates on hold was unanimous, and that risks to inflation and economic growth are finely balanced. Food carries a 14 percent weight in the CPI basket. The price of bread, maize meal, meat and milk have all increased. Kganyago said while the bank expects a moderate increase in Brent Crude prices, it predicts food prices to peak in the final quarter of 2016 - posing a major risk to inflation. (more...)
At least 29 undocumented migrants drown off Egypt coast
- September 23, 2016

The numbers have not been confirmed. "But they do not care for the people who died" said Shaaban Darwish. Four crew members have been arrested, Egyptian officials said. The estimates came from UNHCR's contacts with Egyptian authorities. IOM figures, released in July, suggest 2016 could become the worst year to date for migrant deaths. (more...)
Samsung posts Galaxy Note 7 apology video
- September 23, 2016

According to a Reuters report, a man named Jonathan Strobel has filed a lawsuit in Florida against Samsung Electronics over the company's exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. A number of regulators and airlines around the world have placed restrictions on the use of the smartphone on planes after reports of the battery issue. (more...)
Students At A Middle School Sang About N Students At A Middle School Sang About N
- September 23, 2016

Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said the Office of School Support and Improvement reported the incident to MCPS. Please help me make this viral. Joey Jones. According to Jones, the chant was based "on a social media video that addresses issues of racial profiling". School spokesman Derek Turner told WUSA9's Bruce Leshan that the school is investigating the incident and that the principal will send out a note to the school community soon. (more...)
Unprecedented Genomic Study Shines Light on Ancestry of Indigenous Australians
- September 23, 2016

In 2011, Willerslev's analysis of a single, 100-year-old lock of hair from an Australian Aboriginal man detected enough genetic differences from modern Asian populations that the researchers concluded Sahul must have been populated by a group of ancient humans who left Africa in an earlier wave, traveling south through India to eventually reach it. (more...)
Samsung to Cripple Galaxy Note 7 with OTA Update
- September 23, 2016

In its home country, the aforementioned update will start rolling out on September 20. Do you have any experiences with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Samsung had asked its South Korean customers to visit their nearest service center where they can drop off their Note 7 for servicing and pick up a replacement phone for temporary use while Samsung replaces the battery in their original phone. (more...)

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