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Samsung Offers Note 7 Recall Customers $100 in Credit to Stay Loyal Samsung Offers Note 7 Recall Customers $100 in Credit to Stay Loyal
- October 19, 2016

That did not include the cost of Samsung's first round of recall, which analysts estimated at between 1 trillion and 2 trillion won (£722m to £1.4bn). Consumers should pay attention to these figures because Samsung sold 900,000 additional Galaxy Note 7 units since it first recalled the Galaxy Note 7 on September 15. (more...)
Germany wants Tesla to stop using term 'autopilot' Germany wants Tesla to stop using term 'autopilot'
- October 19, 2016

Germany's Federal Motor Authority has issued letters to Tesla owners over not relying too much on the Autopilot program while being on the road. In Friday's letter to the automaker, the German motor authority wrote: "In order to avoid misunderstanding and inaccurate clients' expectations, we demand that the misleading term auto-pilot is not used in marketing the system". (more...)
Chris Christie can't say he's proud of Trump campaign
- October 19, 2016

It's the first time since 1988 that New Jersey's gas tax is being raised. We're surrogates. And I'm proud of everything I've said. It passed in the Democrat-led Assembly and Senate despite robust bipartisan opposition from lawmakers and many residents. (more...)
Space Launch from NASA Virginia facility scheduled tonight
- October 19, 2016

The vessel was originally slated to make its way toward space on Sunday at 8:03 p.m. ET, but it had to be pushed back due to a ground support equipment cable not working as expected during a test. The spacecraft is scheduled to connect to the Space Station Oct. 23 and is planned to remain there a month. In addition, the launch pad had to be rebuilt. (more...)
Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN
- October 19, 2016

It is thus vital in helping the Paris climate target of keeping global temperature rise within 2 degrees Celsius this century. The agreement binds India to reduce the use of HFC gasses by 10 per cent by 2032, while developed countries have to start making reductions by 2019. (more...)
DNA study reveals European bison's extinct parentage DNA study reveals European bison's extinct parentage
- October 19, 2016

Soubrier co-authored the study published online Tuesday by the journal Nature Communications . The two morphologies, or body shapes, represented the steppe bison and the newly discovered ancestor of modern European bison. What's more, the ages of the paintings matched those of the different species. Each species appears to have dominated Europe for long periods of time, alternating in response to major climate changes. (more...)
Scientists discover cavities in Great Pyramid Scientists discover cavities in Great Pyramid
- October 19, 2016

The team has found chevron patterns made of stone that it said were not used as decoration, but possibly to seal voids in structure. The Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza on October 6, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt. In that statement, they recommended extending the project by an additional year, and took care to refer to the discoveries "anomalies" instead of "cavities" or "voids", Live Science explained. (more...)
FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From All Flights
- October 19, 2016

Verizon is also refunding any down payments and taxes paid on a Note 7. Samsung staff are at Australia's major airports swapping the phones of passengers who didn't realise airlines have banned the Galaxy Note7. There has been an announcement from Samsung that they will be raising the white flag after the replacement batch also had the same defect and causes danger to the public. (more...)
Microsoft says its speech recognition AI is a match for any human Microsoft says its speech recognition AI is a match for any human
- October 19, 2016

The technology delivered a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, which is roughly the same as that of people who were asked to transcribe the same conversation. Five years ago, for instance, Harry Shum (the executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research group) believed that something like this could never happen, but the Microsoft team has proven him wrong. (more...)
Verizon: 3Q Report-And Clarity on Yahoo? (VZ, YHOO) Verizon: 3Q Report-And Clarity on Yahoo? (VZ, YHOO)
- October 19, 2016

More About Yahoo! Inc. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.01. The company's price range for the trading day was $41.24 to $41.94. The company has a 50-day moving average of $43.16 and a 200 day moving average of $39.26. Earlier in July, Morgan Stanley had downgraded the stock rating from Overweight to Equal Weight. (more...)
Mars mission to touch down Mars mission to touch down
- October 19, 2016

In the early hours of Monday, the TGO successfully completed a planned manoeuvre to change course to avoid joining Schiaparelli on the Martian surface, the European Space Agency said. The ESA team has gone for a multiple choice option. Although the ESA is on the verge of a breakthrough with the Schiaparelli mission, it remains to be seen if the spacecraft will be able to fulfill its responsibilities considering that the Martian weather is a big challenge to deal with. (more...)
Pennsylvania mayor resigns over racist images posted to Facebook Pennsylvania mayor resigns over racist images posted to Facebook
- October 19, 2016

Atlanta Black Star reported West York, Pennsylvania Mayor Charles Wasko came under fire for posting images of monkeys and comparing them to Obama's family. Wasko's resignation will become effective on October 21, and Mauck will fill out the rest of the mayor's term, which runs until December 31, 2017, Mauck said in a telephone interview on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT). (more...)
Rosetta comet crash ends historic mission
- October 19, 2016

Image taken with Rosetta's NavCam on September 21, 2014 showing the Ma'at region (circled in red) where the mission ended. The ESA said Friday that data transmitted by Rosetta would keep scientists busy for years . Rosetta's flight director Andrea Accomazzo, who compared it to the moon landing in significance, said, "We're now entering the final stage of the space segment of the mission, if you like". (more...)
Apple is launching new Macs on October 27th, report says
- October 19, 2016

The desktop Mac Pro is also well-past due for its own refresh. The 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2016 may sport a slimmer aluminium chassis, OLED touchscreen display and larger ForceTouch trackpad by October-end. These products will be added to Apple's obsolete list at the end of the month. However, Apple will reportedly keep the 13in model on the market, with a new model set to debut later this month. (more...)
Facebook testing data saver option for Messenger app Facebook testing data saver option for Messenger app
- October 19, 2016

So in order to let users preserve their data as much as possible so they can chat with their friends on Facebook Messenger, the company has introduced a data saver feature. One screenshot shows a "Data Saver" option in the menu found under the "Account" tab. When data saver is turned off, the Messenger app will just download images and videos automatically. (more...)
FEMA to redraw NYC flood maps after de Blasio appeal FEMA to redraw NYC flood maps after de Blasio appeal
- October 19, 2016

It is expected that both maps - one to guide new building and the other for insurance on old buildings - will take three to four years to finalize. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people in NY and New Jersey, who never suspected that floodwaters might reach their doors, suffered damage or complete destruction of their homes. (more...)
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) Updated Broker Price Targets Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) Updated Broker Price Targets
- October 19, 2016

However, Frontier Communications remains significantly challenged by slow economic recovery in its service territories and competes with the loss of legacy fixed telephony business to wireless and other offerings. Frontier Communications Corp. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 90.6% on a year-over-year basis. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC raised its position in Frontier Communications Corp.by 933.0% in the second quarter. (more...)
Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Ripped Down Outside Bowling Green Station Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Ripped Down Outside Bowling Green Station
- October 19, 2016

Naked statues of Donald Trump have also been spotted around the country, but, for the most part, appeared to have been met with more lighthearted reactions. "He says it's not his", she expresses with a finger pointing toward Scioli. The debate over the statue spread to onlookers, who argued over whether to take it down. (more...)
Bieber renting in London Bieber renting in London
- October 19, 2016

Arsenal star Ozil celebrated his birthday by partying at a London night club with pop star Bieber on Saturday, October 15. Fans have been queuing for hours to get a prime spot at the arena show, with some camping outside the Arena from early on Tuesday morning. (more...)
No-brainer: $300K campaign to rescue Dorothy's ruby slippers No-brainer: $300K campaign to rescue Dorothy's ruby slippers
- October 19, 2016

Newsweek reported that the Smithsonian got the pair of slippers it has on display in 1979. The shoes are slated to take part in the museum's upcoming " On With the Show " exhibition, focusing on pop culture contributions in music, art and culture through United States History. (more...)

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