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Samsung's mobile profits plummet after smartphone recall Samsung's mobile profits plummet after smartphone recall
- November 01, 2016

Less than a month after Samsung recalled all 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 handsets-including the replacements-the Korean mobile giant announced that it had sustained a notable financial hit during Q3 2016. "The company's operating profit could see a 24.6 percent surge to 34 trillion won next year". Analysts expect that those high-end components will be Samsung's growth engine next year as more premium smartphone makers are expected to adopt Samsung's OLEDs due to its flexible design ... (more...)
Dry for most of the week Dry for most of the week
- November 01, 2016

There are a few subtle changes that we'll be watching. Behind the front, afternoon temperatures will only be in the 60s to near 70 Friday . On Wednesday , partly sunny skies should be in effect and help keep high temperatures more in the upper 70s to lower 80s. (more...)
Stranger things: Camera captures unidentified creature swimming down Alaskan river Stranger things: Camera captures unidentified creature swimming down Alaskan river
- November 01, 2016

In a Facebook comment , Alaska's Bureau of Land Management explained, "Our employees did have fun with the music, but like you all we honestly don't know exactly what it is". However, that did not stop both parties when a new video popped up on the Internet about a new monster being sighted. The name of Nessie comes from a common legend that consists in the existence of a monster in the waters of Britain. (more...)
Henrik Fisker Unveils His Tesla Competitor Henrik Fisker Unveils His Tesla Competitor
- November 01, 2016

And the auto itself itself certainly looks the business, with sleek aerodynamic lines, a low, aggressively-angled bonnet, and a large and curved front windscreen. Now that we know more about EMotion and its design the questions arises that when will it be available? The company also says that the EMotion is going to come with all of the hardware required for fully autonomous driving "when approved and released by a soon-to-be-announced" partnered supplier. (more...)
Alibaba's finance arm Ant says to expand in Asia first Alibaba's finance arm Ant says to expand in Asia first
- November 01, 2016

Suphachai Chearavanont, chairman of Ascend Group, speaks during the Ant Financial event in Hong Kong on Tuesday. "It's our life objective to help the under-served, which include digital consumers and the under-banked", Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa , CEO of Ascend Group, said. (more...)
Obama to hand over social media accounts to new president
- November 01, 2016

Videos showed both the president and first lady Michelle Obama joining in on the dancing, apparently trying to remember the moves from the King of Pop's iconic Halloween music video. It will be accessible to the public on Twitter . Lastly, projects have to be completed by mid-December. "This digital infrastructure is an asset not just for the next president but for all future presidents to build off of". (more...)
Soyuz space capsule returns to Earth from 115-day mission
- November 01, 2016

Japan's Takuya Onisihi, 40; and Russian Anatoly Ivanishin, 47, landed in a Russian Soyuz space capsule in a remote region near Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan at 9:58 a.m. Outfitted with a host of sensors and systems, the adapter's main objective is to provide a port for spacecraft bringing astronauts to the station in the future. (more...)
Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s
- November 01, 2016

Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, told the NYT that the newspaper had either made a "a fundamental misunderstanding or an intentional misreading of the law", in its interpretation of Trump's actions. But tax experts have been debating how Trump could have legally declared a deduction of that magnitude at all. Investors and banks had shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars for the casino Trump planned to build in Atlantic City. (more...)
'Supergirl' Recap 'Survivors': The First Rule of Alien Fight Club
- November 01, 2016

Out walks a woman in red with a snake tattoo coiled around her body. Kara gets into a minor argument with Maggie after the latter claims that the alien may have gotten into a fight. Both ads are highly entertaining, but they have existed exclusively in the subset universe of PR material. Mon-El appeals to Winn's vanity and convinces Winn to make him a costume and give him a superhero name. (more...)
Researchers Engineer Spinach Plants to Sense Explosives Researchers Engineer Spinach Plants to Sense Explosives
- November 01, 2016

Its lead authors were MIT graduate student Min Hao Wong and former MIT postdoctoral student Juan Pablo Giraldo who now teaches at the University of California at Riverside. Once the roots and vascular system of the plant sucks up the water laced with nitroaromatics, the nanotubes produce a fluorescent light that can be detected using an infrared camera. (more...)
Google Cracks Down on Play Store Manipulation Google Cracks Down on Play Store Manipulation
- November 01, 2016

Such apps have also been said to violate the Google Play Developer Policy . In addition, developers who continue to engage in these practices will have their apps taken down from Google Play. Google knows this and, on Monday, introduced new changes to the Google Play Store that will help fight fraudulent activity. Apps of developers who keep on using these methods may also be taken down from the Play Store completely. (more...)
MacBook Pro 2016 beyond 16GB RAM will have adverse effects in performance MacBook Pro 2016 beyond 16GB RAM will have adverse effects in performance
- November 01, 2016

You could be one of the best known Apple MacBook loyalists. However, not all three MacBooks have this feature. Apple SVP Phil Schiller says the new MacBook Pro maxes out at 16GB of RAM due to battery life concerns. But it has now been confirmed to be present, which is a welcome idea for Apple fans. Apparently the legal limit for batteries of electronics being brought on board a flight is maxed out at 100 watt-hours, and the MacBook Pros are now packing a 99.5 watt-hour battery. (more...)
Top court ruling attempts to quiet Venezuela birther debate
- November 01, 2016

Maduro for his part has threatened to jail his political enemies, while street riots rage and food shortages persist. Maduro, however, described the effort as a "political trial" and said anyone who violated the constitution should be jailed. (more...)
Google warns of Windows zero-day under active exploit
- November 01, 2016

The bug affects the Windows kernel, the deepest and most privileged part of the operating system, and can be used to escape security sandboxes, or tools created to isolate malicious code. The 64-bit version of Google Chrome for Windows utilizes PGO since version 53, the 32-bit version of Chrome for Windows since version 54. To avoid being at risk, update Flash as soon as possible and keep an eye out for Windows patches. (more...)
Iraq forces enter last village to east of Mosul
- November 01, 2016

Backed by air and ground support from a USA -led coalition, tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters are converging on Mosul on various fronts in the country's biggest military operation in years. With up to 1.5 million civilians now believed to be located in or around the city, these factors could mean the fight to retake Mosul becomes another slow-rolling bloodbath. (more...)
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Wore Some Cool Kicks For Halloween Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Wore Some Cool Kicks For Halloween
- November 01, 2016

This post was syndicated from BellaNaija. Despite the fact that Blue Ivy was born long after the height of Sat-N-Pepa's stardom, she still pulled off the look effortlessly. There's no doubt they probably won best dressed! Bette Midler revisited her Hocus Pocus character Winifred Sanderson for her party get-up, complete with rotten teeth and a huge hairdo. (more...)
Toyota develops app to start up vehicle from smartphone Toyota develops app to start up vehicle from smartphone
- November 01, 2016

The box communicates with smartphones via Bluetooth, allowing users to lock and unlock doors and start the engine with their smartphone. Anyone who owns a Toyota Prius or Lexus C200h is eligible. These Prius owners make their vehicle available for renting 75% of the time, although is able to choose what hours of the day it's available. You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. (more...)
MacBook Pro 2016: Apple's new laptop is missing TWO iconic features
- November 01, 2016

Apple ditched the startup chime in the new MacBook Pros since they automatically boot up when the lid is opened. With that in mind, we've rounded up seven of the best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro . The MacBook is available in Rose Gold, Space Grey, Gold, and Silver variants. I also like the return of the "MacBook Pro" branding below the display. (more...)
Nintendo won't discontinue 3DS after Switch launches Nintendo won't discontinue 3DS after Switch launches
- November 01, 2016

So them supporting Nintendo's new portable shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anybody. Level-5 has kept quiet about Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom since it was announced for PlayStation 4 at PlayStation Experience 2015, but that silence has partially been broken, as company President and CEO Akihiro Hino spoke with Vandal recently. (more...)
In Bucks stop, Pence hails new Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Clinton emails
- November 01, 2016

Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks in Fort Wayne, Ind. on September 30. Trump is once again predicting a victory for his presidential campaign after FBI Director James B. This is the lowest point in the history of our country. But Bucks GOP Chair Pat Poprik said its office was being flooded with volunteers offering to help spread the message for Trump and Pence in the final days of the race. (more...)

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