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Now Samsung Washing Machines Are Exploding Too Now Samsung Washing Machines Are Exploding Too
- November 11, 2016

The recall involves 34 washing machines models sold since March 2011. "There are nine related reports of injuries, including a broken jaw, injured shoulder, and other impact or fall-related injuries". Lieff Cabraser partner Jason Lichtman stated, "We are pleased that Samsung has taken the step of agreeing to a formal recall of these risky machines, and we are monitoring the situation closely". (more...)
Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in the US Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in the US
- November 11, 2016

Samsung is offering repairs, refunds and replacements for about 2.8 million top-load washers after receiving hundreds of reports of machines vibrating excessively - in some cases, so much that the lids became detached. "Our priority is to reduce any safety risks in the home and to provide our customers with easy and simple choices in response to the recall ", John Herrington, senior vice president and general manager of Home Appliances for Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement. (more...)
2016 results put new focus on Electoral College
- November 11, 2016

Filmmaker and progressive activist Michael Moore colorfully summed up Democratic feelings about Trump's victory: "The only reason he's president is because of an arcane, insane 18th century idea called the Electoral College ". The voters that sent Donald Trump to the White House are now well documented. Here, too, pollsters - and the media that co-sponsored or covered the polls - stumbled, largely because the popular vote metric itself is of limited utility and can not, of itself, predict ... (more...)
Nitin Gadkari: No highway toll till November 14 Nitin Gadkari: No highway toll till November 14
- November 11, 2016

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today renewed his emphasis on big-ticket investments in the infrastructure sector in the Northeast, reiterating that the Centre would invest over Rs one lakh crore in the sector in the coming years. (more...)
Rooney to captain England for World Cup Qualifier against Scotland Rooney to captain England for World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
- November 11, 2016

He has been largely used as a substitute by Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho. Where will Rooney play? "No more", came Mourinho's cry. After a good start Ibrahimovic is now finding it very hard in the Premier League. I am sure there will be many more than 14,000 fellow Scotsmen cheering us on and it will be a great occasion and hopefully we can get the result we can remember it by". (more...)
'Mud dragon' dinosaur unearthed by dynamite at Chinese construction site 'Mud dragon' dinosaur unearthed by dynamite at Chinese construction site
- November 11, 2016

The dinosaur is believed to have come to a sticky end. Steve Brusatte from the University of Edinburgh, one of the researchers who studied the fossil, said in a statement: "This new dinosaur is one of the most attractive, but saddest, fossils I've ever seen". (more...)
PS4 vs PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim: What's the difference?
- November 11, 2016

So what exactly is housed under the triple tiers, why is there a big "X", is there any secret sauce, and if so what flavour? The highly specified 4K console will be up for grabs in the United States for $399, wherein the PS4 Pro is cheaper compared to some standard PlayStation 4s being sold until today, Pocket Lint reported. (more...)
Iran urges Trump to stick to worldwide agreements
- November 11, 2016

That possibility, and the concerns it has triggered, was quickly underscored in Tehran just hours after Trump's victory was announced early on November 9, with Iranian leaders calling on the US president-elect to ensure that the deal, known as the JCPOA, was not undone. (more...)
Long queues at banks to exchange old notes Long queues at banks to exchange old notes
- November 11, 2016

It will allow people to sleep much more comfortably as it will shake off all fears of having made a mistake somewhere. The idea is to force them to swap the cash for legit replacement money at banks and post offices before the 50-day deadline for such trades arrives on December 30. (more...)
ATMs go dry soon after opening; queues continue at banks ATMs go dry soon after opening; queues continue at banks
- November 11, 2016

State Bank of India, the nation's largest lender, said it could take 10 days for ATM services to settle down to normal. "Re-configuration (of ATMs), as we have done in the past, takes time so it has to be done one by one". Most of the machines were equipped to tender Rs 100 notes, while some were still not working. Scenes of chaos and brawl were reported from various regions of India while at some places, banks called in police to cope with the rush of customers. (more...)
OnePlus Pixel & Pixel XL Smartphones Running on Android 7.1 Nougat Spotted Online
- November 11, 2016

With OnePlus team and Qualcomm having confirmed that the next OnePlus device will be powered by Snapdragon 821 chip, it is clear that the rumoured OnePlus 3T has nothing to do with the mysterious Pixel phone spotted on Geekbench. The OnePlus 3T is estimated to have a price of $479 compared to the OnePlus 3 which is $80 less. We have credible information that the phone will be loaded with Snapdragon 821 processor. (more...)
Audi RS 7 Performance launched in India at Rs 1.59 crore Audi RS 7 Performance launched in India at Rs 1.59 crore
- November 11, 2016

The boost pressure indicator in the RS menu turns red when overboost is active. Audi says the new RS7 Performance is fuel efficient as well thanks to the specific engine management system which works in tandem with Audi's on demand (COD) system, which activates only four out of eight cylinders as per the requirement. (more...)
A Tribe Called Quest Share 'Thank You' Tracklist A Tribe Called Quest Share 'Thank You' Tracklist
- November 11, 2016

ATCQ's sixth album arrived one year after their 25th anniversary of their classic debut album People's Instinctive Travels Through The Paths of Rhythm . has understandably been announced as the final album from A Tribe Called Quest . We Got It From Here . This caps off an incredibly influential run from the group, including the release of the highly influential albums Midnight Marauders and The Low End Theory in the early 90s. (more...)
Record Numbers Are Voting Early; How Will That Affect Results? Record Numbers Are Voting Early; How Will That Affect Results?
- November 11, 2016

Clinton can lose both Florida and North Carolina and still be elected, but Trump cannot lose either. There is one key difference that complicates the data: Independent voters came out this time in droves. Where does that get you prediction-wise? North Carolina stands out among some other southeastern states where African-American turnout was up - Georgia, Louisiana, and Florida - Michael McDonald, an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, told the N&O. (more...)
Mo'Nique brings the cheer to 'Almost Christmas' Mo'Nique brings the cheer to 'Almost Christmas'
- November 11, 2016

There's a steep drop from Mo'Nique riffing spontaneously through a scene to the rote business of tying up loose ends on subplots Talbert evidently doesn't value. "You can never get enough of goodness, you can never get enough of growth, you can never get enough of love, and that's what this movie is", she said. (more...)
LGBT Rights Activists Fear Trump Will Undo Protections Created Under Obama LGBT Rights Activists Fear Trump Will Undo Protections Created Under Obama
- November 11, 2016

Pence has a voting record against protections for LGBT people and same-sex marriage. "Donald Trump sits atop the most hateful Republican platform in history, one that sorely endangers the most fundamental American values of fairness and equality for all". (more...)
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cut in upstate NY Rockefeller Center Christmas tree cut in upstate NY
- November 11, 2016

ET). You know the holidays are getting closer when the Rockefeller Christmas tree is headed to New York City. A 94-foot Norway spruce from Oneonta will soon be making a splash on the worldwide stage. "We're very much carrying on what everybody intended". For the eighth consecutive year, "Green Is Universal" - NBCUniversal's sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation - will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the " Christmas in Rockefeller Center ... (more...)
Performance Update for Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)
- November 11, 2016

Over the same time span, the stock marked US$36.34 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$8.32. A number of Wall Street analysts recently commented on the stock. Higher EPS estimate that can be reached in this quarter is determined at $0.47 and lower forecasted EPS is placed at $0.37. Fifth Third Bancorp, incorporated on October 7, 1974, is a bank holding firm and a financial holding company. (more...)
Nintendo Japan shutting down Wii U production 'soon' Nintendo Japan shutting down Wii U production 'soon'
- November 11, 2016

The division confirmed that now, all the Wii U units that will be made available in North America for Nintendo's current fiscal year has already been shipped to the company's retail partners. Nintendo is putting one foot down on the console market and a stronger foot down in the mobile market, which may act as the final nail in the coffin for Playstation Vita or other mobile platforms such as the Nvidia Shield. (more...)
Sergio Aguero dismisses Real Madrid speculation, praises Pep Guardiola Sergio Aguero dismisses Real Madrid speculation, praises Pep Guardiola
- November 11, 2016

Aguero began his career at Independiente, making his debut for the side as a prodigiously talented teenager back in 2003. I'm happy for how things are now going for me at the club. The back-to-back games Aguero was dropped for at City came straight after an worldwide break, in which the second of two appearances he made for Argentina saw him miss a penalty as his side were beaten 1-0 at home by Paraguay. (more...)

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