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Google rivals Apple, Samsung and Amazon, launches smartphones
- October 06, 2016

That was Rick Osterloh, head of Google's newly-formed hardware group. The phone also has a program that makes it easy for users to switch operating systems , a move aimed at encouraging iPhone users to convert to Android. But Google has kept prices comparable or lower than that of its competitors. The phone is quite heavy due to its big battery . Interestingly, a recent benchmark test has rated the main camera incorporated on both models of the Pixel smartphones higher than any ... (more...)
White House says no communications from Philippines on changes White House says no communications from Philippines on changes
- October 06, 2016

Smith says Duterte's outbursts threaten to undermine a key strategy for the Obama administration: the so-called pivot to Asia. "The EU better choose purgatory", President Duterte said . "The United States is well known for being quite good at that full spectrum of support to build capabilities", said Searight, now with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. (more...)
Uh Oh, One Of Samsung's Replacement Phones Caught Fire On An Airplane Uh Oh, One Of Samsung's Replacement Phones Caught Fire On An Airplane
- October 06, 2016

All passengers and crew were evacuated from the plane and no injuries were reported . According to a report from The Verge (via 9to5Google ), they got in touch with the owner of the handset, Brian Green, who confirms that he got his replacement unit from AT&T. (more...)
Google takes on Apple, Amazon with new hardware push
- October 06, 2016

Or sells for $869 with 128GB of storage. Customers will also have to trade in a pretty recent model, and the list of eligible smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, LG G4, LG V10, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the HTC One M9. (more...)
Analysts Update Their Price Target On Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) Analysts Update Their Price Target On Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC)
- October 06, 2016

Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Western Digital Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $49.62 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, June 13th. The insider owns 729,603 shares which have current market value of around $42820400.07.Mr. Timothy M. Leyden is another major inside shareholder in the company. (more...)
CAAI Issues Safety Advisory on Galaxy Note 7 CAAI Issues Safety Advisory on Galaxy Note 7
- October 06, 2016

SEOUL-South Korean regulators ordered Samsung Electronics Co., reeling from a global recall of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone for battery fires, to extend the refund period and beef up battery safety. Samsung spokeswoman Jee Hae-Ryoung said by phone that the company was unable to study the reported third Note 7 fire because the consumer refused to hand in the phone. (more...)
Steady Pence gets wide praise, but Kaine lands jabs on Trump
- October 06, 2016

In terms of policy decisions, I think that's a great thing. Pence also liked to refer to the "American people". On Twitter , Trump was boasting about how proud he was of Pence's performance, but many people are saying that the tangerine-hued carnival barker was fuming behind the scenes at being outperformed by a running mate who has all the charisma of a clogged artery. (more...)
Federal carbon price plan sparks fears among five Canadian industries Federal carbon price plan sparks fears among five Canadian industries
- October 06, 2016

Mathew Wilson, senior vice-president with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, says his members most worry that new carbon prices will create a competitive edge for other jurisdictions that don't play by the same rules. If Mr. Wall doesn't want Ottawa to impose a climate change plan on his province, he needs to show more leadership by coming up with a "made in Saskatchewan solution", as he's wont to boast. (more...)
Trudeau's plan for escalating carbon price sparks battle over bottom line Trudeau's plan for escalating carbon price sparks battle over bottom line
- October 06, 2016

Trudeau said the environment is not exclusive jurisdiction of the provinces and Ottawa has an obligation to act to meet its worldwide commitments. It also happened as the federal environment minister was set to meet with her provincial counterparts to hash out details of a carbon pricing plan. (more...)
Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to nanotech trio
- October 06, 2016

In the 1980s Sauvage was responsible for linking two ring shaped molecules together in a manner so that they formed a chain. The early 90s brought the efforts of Stoddart who was successful in creating a machine, " rotaxane " and was made of a molecular ring on a molecular axle . (more...)
Philippine leader tells Obama 'go to hell' Philippine leader tells Obama 'go to hell'
- October 06, 2016

The E.U. "better choose purgatory, hell is filled up", he said, according to the AP. Over 3,000 people have reportedly been killed by police and vigilantes since Duterte took office in June. In his speech on Tuesday (October 4) before the "Sulong Pilipinas: Local Governance Series" in Makati City, the President told local leaders that the illegal drug problem is a serious concern because it destroys families. (more...)
Wal-Mart increases stake in China's JD.com
- October 06, 2016

The move comes almost four months after Walmart bought an initial stake in JD.com in a deal that also gave JD.com ownership of its Chinese e-commerce site Yihaodian, including the brand and app. While online shopping continues to expand in China, which has surpassed the U.S.as the world's largest e-commerce market, the Chinese market is still dominated by domestic competitors such as JD.com and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.BABA 1.43 % , the largest e-commerce company. (more...)
You Can Now Exchange Your Recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- October 06, 2016

That offer was jointly announced with officials at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after Samsung was criticized for not coordinating more closely with the commission. The update will change the battery icon from white to green, and you should be able to see that green battery icon in a few different places in the user interface. (more...)
Plane evacuated after Samsung smartphone starts smoking Plane evacuated after Samsung smartphone starts smoking
- October 06, 2016

Samsung suspended its Galaxy Note 7 sales after news of faulty batteries spread across the globe. Samsung has been taking a lot of backlash lately due to reports of defective Galaxy Note 7 handsets which prompted a worldwide recall of the device. (more...)
Here's How Kim Kardashian Escaped During The Paris Robbery
- October 06, 2016

Since he can't solve this case himself, he's reportedly trying to do everything in his power to keep Kim safe (and feeling safe), while they stay together in New York City. Only days beforehand she had shared a photo of herself wearing a massive diamond ring believed to be gift from her husband, rapper Kanye West . But she was unharmed. (more...)
For banged-up Mets, just reaching playoffs was a triumph
- October 06, 2016

Crawford doubled off Familia to start things off, and Panik drew a walk. For the Giants and Bochy's sake, they are hoping for that as well. Syndergaard and Bumgarner were locked in a pithers' duel throughout the night. Catcher Rene Rivera's throw beat Span to the bag, and Span was initially ruled out. Syndergaard fired 42 pitches at least 98 miles per hour - more than the Phillies (41) and Indians (35) threw all year, according to a tweet from Inside Edge. (more...)
United States and Russian Federation trade blame on Syria after Washington drops ceasefire talks
- October 06, 2016

The statement came after the United States on Monday suspended negotiations with Russian Federation on efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in Syria and set up a joint military cell to target jihadists. Tensions especially spiked after the September 19 bombing of a United Nations aid convoy, which the US blamed on Russian Federation and Syria. The pounding by Russian and Syrian warplanes continued on Tuesday in areas where thousands of civilians are trapped. (more...)
Obama hails climate change deal as potential turning point Obama hails climate change deal as potential turning point
- October 06, 2016

The Paris agreement, reached a year ago and signed last month by the USA and China, commits countries to take action to curb the rise in global temperatures and requires their governments to present national plans to reduce emissions. This is a major improvement over its predecessor, the Kyoto Protocol , which took effect eight years after it was adopted. Still, current national pledges for cuts in emissions are insufficient to achieve a Paris goal of limiting a rise in world ... (more...)
Rocket from Gaza lands in southern Israeli city, no injuries
- October 06, 2016

Kia Ora Gaza, part of the NZ Palestine Solidarity Network, said an Israeli naval ship, operated by female combat troops and cadets, had illegally intercepted the boat in global waters, forcing it off course. The Zaytouna-Oliva was about 35 miles off the coast of Gaza, which is blockaded by Israel. Israel says the restrictions are needed to prevent Hamas importing weapons, and that it has eased the blockade to allow more goods in. (more...)
New Engine, Transmission Increase Ford F-150 Pickup Truck MPG New Engine, Transmission Increase Ford F-150 Pickup Truck MPG
- October 06, 2016

Those seeking the ultimate in fullsize truck fuel economy will likely be thrilled at the nearly certain 2018 F-150 diesel, which is expected to pack a 3.0L V-6 turbodiesel shared with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, making 254 hp, 440 lb-ft of torque and the possibility of delivering 30 mpg or greater highway mpg. (more...)

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