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Transport Canada issues ban on Samsung Note 7 Transport Canada issues ban on Samsung Note 7
- October 24, 2016

Despite the fact that Samsung has already chose to stop making the problematic Galaxy Note7, airlines continue to announce bans that prohibit passengers from bringing the device on flights, the latest being Australia's leading airlines. Samsung released the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7 device in August as a competitor to Apple's new iPhone 7. As the company works to contain damage and stop the recall from tainting the entire brand, some fans say they are not anxious. (more...)
All Galaxy Note 7 phablets sold in Taiwan must be recalled: NCC
- October 24, 2016

Samsung said today it was offering up to $100 in bill credit to consumers who exchange their Note 7s for any of its smartphone models in the US. "The Galaxy Note 7 episode represents Samsung's biggest crisis", said Huh Nam-kwon, chief investment officer and vice president of Shinyoung Asset Management Co. (more...)
Samsung Earnings Slow but Grow Despite Recall in Q3 Preview Samsung Earnings Slow but Grow Despite Recall in Q3 Preview
- October 24, 2016

Operating profit likely rose 5.6 percent year on year to 7.8 trillion won, beating expectations. Now, this global recall is definitely hurting Samsung financially, quite a bit actually, but the company's Q3 2016 earnings are still quite strong it seems, despite the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, read on. (more...)
South Africa To Quit Troubled UN War Crimes Court
- October 24, 2016

Earlier this month, Burundi said it would leave the court, while Namibia and Kenya have also raised the possibility. Additionally, allegations of bias have been hurled at the ICC, given that ninety per cent of the court's current investigations are in Africa . (more...)
Lithuanians vote in what is expected to be a close race Lithuanians vote in what is expected to be a close race
- October 24, 2016

The opposition Homeland Union party and Lithuanian Peasants and Greens parties won 40 seats between them in the first round of the election and are projected to end up with 60 to 102 seats in the 141-member parliament after regional run-offs, data on the state election commission's website showed. (more...)
Schiaparelli probe destroyed on impact, says European Space Agency
- October 24, 2016

The new pictures clicked under the imaging campaign demonstrates a bright reorganisation that might be Schiaparelli's parachute, and a bigger tiresome spot decoded as coming about because of the effect of the lander itself taking after a longer time fall down than arranged after thrusters exchanged off rashly. (more...)
Exxon Mobil Sells 60% Stake in Nigeria Unit (XOM)
- October 24, 2016

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 0.75%. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL raised its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp.by 0.3% in the second quarter. The consensus 12-month price target from brokerage firms covering the stock is $89.5. In Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) latest quarter ended on 31 Jul 2016, company revealed earnings of $0.08 a share. That came on revenues of $67.34B for the quarter. (more...)
Samsung, US agree to expanded recall of 1.9 million Note 7s
- October 24, 2016

Key to brand recovery would be rapidly finding out and communicating what went wrong with the Note 7, which was recalled when some devices were found to be combustible and finally discontinued when customers reported similar faults in their replacements. (more...)
A fireproof box for Note 7 returns — Samsung's latest invention A fireproof box for Note 7 returns — Samsung's latest invention
- October 24, 2016

However the company says customers are entitled to a full device hardware and Note 7 specific accessories refund, if they don't want to exchange. The issue then rapidly spread across the globe like wildfire and all blames the battery as the main culprit. (more...)
NASA Images Indicate That the ExoMars Schiaparelli Lander Crashed
- October 24, 2016

The goal of thrusters is to reduce the descending speed and sync with the parachute in order to reach a speed low enough to make the landing safe, however, from the first analysis, ESA said that the parachute had been opened too early and the thrusters worked for 4 seconds instead of 30. (more...)
Iraqi special forces join battle in Mosul Iraqi special forces join battle in Mosul
- October 24, 2016

If the soldier died while taking part in the offensive it would mark the first known American casualty in the battle to take back Mosul . Separately, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled an attack by dozens of IS militants with three suicide auto bombs on the military positions outside the town of Sinjar, some 100 km west of the IS-held city of Mosul , Brigadier General Luqman al-Khansouri, commander of the town's security forces, told Xinhua. (more...)
Samsung To Exchange Galaxy Note 7s At Some Canadian Airports
- October 24, 2016

This feature was supposed to be a big change to the Note 7 device, but since it had an unsuccessful market, they are now planning to add some extra security to their next device, the Galaxy S8. While the Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with never-before-seen features and new technology, it seems that Samsung is addressing the root of the Note 7's problem as the tech company is reportedly considering LG as a new battery supplier for its upcoming device. (more...)
The Samsung Note 7 is History
- October 24, 2016

All Galaxy Note7 owners should visit their local carrier or retail store and participate in the U.S Note7 Refund and Exchange Program immediately and before traveling. The airline had previously banned the phone from flights in the United States and told passengers on other flights to keep the device switched off and unplugged. (more...)
Samsung rolling out Galaxy Note 7 exchange booths at airports
- October 24, 2016

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday the Note 7's "battery can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers". September 8 - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration advises passengers to not turn on or charge Note 7 smartphones aboard aircraft or stow them in plane cargo. (more...)
Another 23 Samsung Galaxy Note 7s overheated in the last month Another 23 Samsung Galaxy Note 7s overheated in the last month
- October 24, 2016

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it expected to take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters due to the discontinuation of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Indeed, Samsung will have to work hard to ensure that its next flagship device launch sends a clear message that its fiery Note 7 problems are behind it. (more...)
Schiaparelli Probe Likely Crash-Landed on Mars, Photos Show
- October 24, 2016

This handout picture released on October 21, 2016 shows the landing site of the Schiaparelli module within the predicted landing ellipse in a mosaic of images (up) and a pair of before-and-after images (down). The Trace Gas Orbiter will analyze the atmosphere in order to help determine whether there is life on Mars. The goal of thrusters is to reduce the descending speed and sync with the parachute in order to reach a speed low enough to make the landing safe, however, from the first ... (more...)
All New Tesla Cars To Come With Self-Driving Hardware
- October 24, 2016

A new onboard computer, meanwhile, runs the company's neural net for vision, sonar, and radar processing, promising a "view of the world that a driver alone can not access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses", Tesla said in a blog post . (more...)
What Happened To Schiaparelli? NASA Images Reveal Graveyard Of European Mars Lander
- October 24, 2016

ESA mission controllers lost contact with the lander about 50 seconds before it was expected to touch down on Mars Wednesday. The Trace Gas Orbiter has also been relaying the telemetry it received from Schiaparelli during Wednesday's descent. (more...)
Duterte Declares Military, Economic Break with US
- October 24, 2016

It's the only way. "What I'm really saying was separation of foreign policy, which in the past and until I became president, we always followed what the United States would give the cue". Duterte made the announcement in a press conference following his arrival from his state visit to Brunei and China. The radical foreign policy shift by the leader of a longtime USA ally in the Pacific will not throw off course America's pivot to Asia, Kirby insisted, but he noted "many nations in the ... (more...)
ESA's Mars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact
- October 24, 2016

The photos feature two new markings on the surface of the planet when compared to an image of the same area taken in May. The agency said the parachute of the Schiaparelli lander was jettisoned too soon and the rockets created to slow the probe's descent fired for too short a time. (more...)

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