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Samsung Brings Galaxy Note 7 Exchanges Booths to Airports
- October 22, 2016

Samsung is working hard to make sure its Galaxy Note 7 recall debacle doesn't burn too many bridges - not only with customers but within the industry as well. "This is basically emergency reverse logistics". Several leading airlines have announced that passengers are not allowed to bring the Galaxy Note 7 onto flights in recent weeks following multiple reports that the devices are prone to overheating and even catching on fire. (more...)
Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars
- October 22, 2016

NASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found the site where Europe's Schiaparelli lander crashed into the red planet on Wednesday. The European Space Agency's ExoMars team says even the low-resolution imagery is consistent with a high-speed impact that would have destroyed the lander. (more...)
NASA pictures confirm European Mars probe was destroyed on impact NASA pictures confirm European Mars probe was destroyed on impact
- October 22, 2016

ESA's report comes after more than 50 seconds of radio silence from the craft just ahead of the planned landing. A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown Wednesday "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead, a European Space Agency mission manager told AFP on Friday. (more...)
Soyuz Docks Bringing Three Crew to Station
- October 22, 2016

Three members of Expedition 49 arrived at their home for the next four months. There are now two crewed space stations in orbit around Earth. Kimbrough and the two Russians are scheduled to remain aboard the station until late February. (more...)
Cardinal Dolan: Clinton, Trump were courteous off stage at Al Smith Dinner
- October 22, 2016

During Wednesday's debate Trump had described Clinton as "such a nasty woman". The best-received one made light of the accusations of plagiarism that hit Melania Trump after her speech at the Republican convention. Clinton also aimed for self-deprecating a few times , but seemed to miss the mark, sounding more congratulatory. "You were criticized for inviting both Donald and me here tonight. (more...)
Will totally accept election results if I win: Donald Trump
- October 22, 2016

She had been talking about families and said, "If you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House", a remark some took as a slight against Hillary Clinton and her marriage to President Clinton . However, said Bloomberg , he also basked in the speculation he stoked during the final presidential debate about whether he would honor the outcome. (more...)
IFixit Tears down the Google Pixel XL IFixit Tears down the Google Pixel XL
- October 22, 2016

This is the similar Android 7 .1 that's already on the Google Pixel . While many users have begun to appreciate the cool new AI looks of Google Assistant , those without Pixel phones appear disappointed since the new AI is limited only to Pixel phones. (more...)
Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?
- October 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton garners 24 percent of the vote. And yet, Trump and Clinton aren't the only ones making waves this year. Then today, New York Magazine featured " 7 Popular Mormon Bloggers on Why They Would Never Vote for Donald Trump ", including several who have voted Republican in the past but simply can not countenance his crassness, his assaults on women, and his remarks about immigrants. (more...)
Michelle Obama Wears Versace For Final State Dinner
- October 22, 2016

Really women all around the world. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday held one of the largest state dinners of his tenure to celebrate the "enduring alliance" between the US and Italy. The author of "Everyday icon Michelle Obama and the power of style". "But it's OK. We saved the best for last", stated the President. Your presence here tonight shows that America's a place where if you work hard, no matter what you look like, what your last name is, how many vowels you ... (more...)
Presidential nominees must support climate action Presidential nominees must support climate action
- October 22, 2016

While some liberal Democrats are suspicious of Clinton's climate credentials - fears were exacerbated by recent leaked emails that show she said those who wanted to shut down fossil fuels should " get a life " - the former secretary of state's plan can not be compared meaningfully with Trump's. (more...)
Chrissy Teigen fires back at 'mummy shamer' Chrissy Teigen fires back at 'mummy shamer'
- October 22, 2016

Chrissy Teigen may have set her Twitter to private, but that's not stopping the 30-year-old from defending herself against mommy shamers! "Let me know how you hold your baby when she's about [to get] into a stroller and there are 20 camera flashes at night", she replied. (more...)
Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday, Saturday Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday, Saturday
- October 22, 2016

Atronomer Bruce McClure writes on the EarthSky website: "You might see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour from a dark site, although the moon's glare will interfere with the show". The debris from the comet appears as shooting stars, travelling at 41 miles per second. If you stay vigilant, you should be rewarded by fragments of Halley's comet going out in a blaze of glory as they are incinerated by the atmosphere of our planet. (more...)
Trump & Clinton Speak at the Al Smith Dinner
- October 22, 2016

The annual event was created to benefit Catholic charities . He has asked volunteers to monitor polls in certain cities with large minority populations, a step that could run afoul of court-imposed restrictions on electoral activities by the Republican National Committee and "its agents" aimed at minority voters, imposed in response to GOP voter-intimidation efforts during the 1981 New Jersey gubernatorial election. (more...)
Trump says he respects women, evokes laughter from crowd!
- October 22, 2016

Mike Pence speaks in Wilmington, N.C. It¿s become a familiar routine for Pence. On Monday, her campaign stepped up its efforts in Arizona, a state that has voted for a Democratic presidential nominee just once in the past 62 years. The second point he rejected in a more explosive manner at Wednesday's debate. While Clinton's campaign has long focused on maintaining pathways to cross the threshold of 270 electoral votes, it's now looking to capture an expanded number of states that could ... (more...)
Government alleges massive theft by NSA contractor
- October 22, 2016

While the precise details regarding the stolen data remain murky, the New York Times a few weeks ago claimed that it may have included "highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments" like China, North Korea and Iran. (more...)
Islamic State fighters attack northern Iraq's Kirkuk Islamic State fighters attack northern Iraq's Kirkuk
- October 22, 2016

An Iraqi Kurdish TV channel says all the Islamic State militants who took part in an assault in the northern city of Kirkuk have been killed except for two who are holed up in a damaged building. He said IS maintains sleeper cells in Kirkuk and the surrounding villages. Government soldiers and Kurdish fighters are now fighting alongside each other as they push ever nearer to the major Kurdish city of Mosul which remains under ISIL control. (more...)
Does Joe Biden want to fight Donald Trump? Does Joe Biden want to fight Donald Trump?
- October 22, 2016

After his speech, the vice president headed for Scranton. He praised Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, as the best choice to improve the lives of working-class Americans who want to feel safe and secure in their homes as well as succeed financially. (more...)
European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded
- October 22, 2016

In the image taken Thursday, a larger dark spot, estimated to measure about 15 by 40 meters, appears to show where the lander struck the surface and exposed darker ground below. The parachute jettison and ignition of the retro rockets should have occurred at about the same time, about 4,000ft above the Martian surface. Hopefully, once the data is decoded and new images of the crash site received, ESA can work out exactly what went wrong. (more...)
Samsung Exchanging Note 7s At Airports Around The World
- October 22, 2016

In the first consumer class-action suit to be filed over the troubled device, the Note 7 owners seek unspecified damages and an order requiring the company to fix, recall and/or replace the phones, and extend applicable warranties. These booths are being manned by Samsung employees who will exchange your recalled Note 7 for a different device. Customers can also choose to return the phone for a refund. (more...)
Watch Hillary Clinton roast Donald Trump at a NY charity event Watch Hillary Clinton roast Donald Trump at a NY charity event
- October 22, 2016

After listening to Hillary rattle on and on and on. Calling Clinton "so corrupt", he wondered "Hillary has been in politics since the '70s". How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate Commission? He then nearly appeared to segue into the standard attack lines of his rally speeches, setting aside jokes to bring up material contained in hacked Clinton campaign emails. (more...)

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