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Trump defends Bill O'Reilly: 'I don't think Bill did anything wrong'
- April 05, 2017

President Donald Trump, speaking to The New York Times in an interview from the Oval Office, defended Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, after reports surfaced that O'Reilly settled five lawsuits accusing him of sexual harassment. . Rice said in an interview Tuesday that she did ask that the names in an intelligence report be "unmasked", but that in no way did she use the names of Trump associates for political purposes. (more...)
Samsung, Apple Intensify Battle for Smartphone Users
- April 05, 2017

With it, users simply hold their face up to the phone, the phone recognizes the user, then unlocks the phone. It took a little longer than normal for the S8 to register the photo, but it worked. But in a latest video released by iDeviceHelp, facial recognition may not really be a safe method to log in. It's so accurate that it can even tell identical twins apart. (more...)
Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news
- April 05, 2017

Racism and hate speech are believed to have become more prevalent on German social media following the arrival of large number of refugees in the country. "We work very hard to remove illegal content from our platform and are determined to work with others to solve this problem", the company said in a statement. (more...)
Samsung to officially bring back the Galaxy Note7 as specially refurbished devices
- April 05, 2017

A previous report from South Korea had alleged that Samsung was going to sell these refurbished phones in emerging markets like India and Vietnam . Samsung has announced that it could potentially sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s - following it recalling and stopping production of the devices toward the end of previous year due to a risk of them catching fire. (more...)
Samsung wants to sell Samsung wants to sell "refurbished" Note 7 smartphones
- April 05, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched past year only to have handsets recalled globally within months after reports of the device catching fire. The company says that it will eventually reveal the markets and release dates of the refurbished Note 7 devices. (more...)
UK Brexit official meets Portuguese minister UK Brexit official meets Portuguese minister
- April 05, 2017

These actions effectively defend the sovereignty of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters; they are deemed a violation of sovereignty, but not a threat to it. It is welcoming to hear that the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson phoned the Chief Minister to "reiterate that the United Kingdom remains implacable and rock-like" on their commitment for Gibraltar. (more...)
Boeing concepts set the stage for mission to mars Boeing concepts set the stage for mission to mars
- April 05, 2017

Boeing this week reveled renderings for their planned deep-space gateway and transport systems that will help NASA get astronauts to Mars. Boeing was one of six companies NASA selected in 2016 to develop prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats and transport vehicles. (more...)
Ousted South Korea President Park Geun-Hye Arrested, Jailed
- April 05, 2017

Japan has said the placing of statues as symbols of the women in front of Japanese diplomatic facilities in South Korea, including one in December, goes against the spirit of the agreement. Park's arrest warrant is valid until April 19, and the prosecution plans to question her further during this period. Turning out in their thousands, Park's defenders protested against her arrest following allegations of corruption. (more...)
AT&T to Give Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plan Subscribers AT&T to Give Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plan Subscribers
- April 05, 2017

In a deal between increasingly likely corporate relatives, AT&T (NYSE:T) is offering access to HBO (TWX +0.3%) to customers of its unlimited mobile plan at no extra cost. HBO viewing won't count against the data cap. Streamed video will be offered at 1.5Mbps, equal to standard definition TV, although users can proactively up that to high definition. (more...)
LSE CEO taking part in Saudi Arabia visit by British PM May
- April 05, 2017

Her comments come after her visit was strongly criticised by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday on account of the Saudi Arabia's human rights record and its military actions in Yemen . Mrs May said: These new partnerships, on defence and security, trade and the economy, education, healthcare, culture and sport, evidence the breadth and depth of the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Google removing some features from Google Play Games Services Google removing some features from Google Play Games Services
- April 05, 2017

In a bid to streamline its services and to make its offerings more useful, Google has chose to remove some of the features from its mobile game developer offering Google Play Games Services (GPGS). For developers that do use these features, the company is giving them 12 months to plan for their removal. The plan is to continue supporting features such as Sign-in, Achievements, Leaderboards, and Multiplayer. (more...)
Lexus bringing LS F-Sport to 2017 NY auto show Lexus bringing LS F-Sport to 2017 NY auto show
- April 05, 2017

More power seems unlikely - the LS 500 F Sport will still use a 409bhp twin-turbocharged 3.5 V6 with 409bhp, and the LS 500 h F Sport will use a 349bhp V6 hybrid. Lexus has recently teased an image of the upcoming LS 500/500h F Sport in an official release, but has not shared much info. All will be revealed at the NY show, starting April 12. (more...)
Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Villain in Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Villain in Tim Burton's 'Dumbo'
- April 05, 2017

Devito plays the original owner from who Keaton's villain acquires the circus, while Green plays a French trapeze artist named Colette. " Dumbo " is one of the classic Disney films which tells the story of a ostracised baby circus elephant who strives to prove his worth after he is mocked for having big ears. (more...)
Uber resumes self-driving program in Tempe, Pittsburgh after crash
- April 05, 2017

There were no injuries in the accident, with the police report stating that another auto " failed to yield for the Uber auto, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side", reports Bloomberg . While Uber's technology doesn't appear to have been at fault in Saturday's accident, it's possible the publicity surrounding the incident will prompt some riders to think twice about hopping into one of Uber's driverless cars when they return to the streets. (more...)
Future Smartphones Will Be Able To Self-Heal Their Display Future Smartphones Will Be Able To Self-Heal Their Display
- April 05, 2017

After they tore the material in half, it automatically stitched itself back together in under 24 hours, Chao Wang , a chemist leading the self-healing material research, tells Business Insider . Ion-dipole interactions are the flawless component for manufacturing ionic conductors. The researchers have demonstrated that an artificial muscle can be cut into separate pieces and will fix without an external stimulus and returned to the same level of performance as before being cut. (more...)
Hennessey reveals 745kW Demon-fighting Camaro Exorcist Hennessey reveals 745kW Demon-fighting Camaro Exorcist
- April 05, 2017

Hennessey Performance pre-empted next week's launch of the hotly anticipated launch of the Dodge Demon drag racing-optimized muscle vehicle with the announcement of the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro. To remind you, the track-focused Camaro ZL1 1LE is motivated by Chevy's LT4 6.2-liter V-8, a monumental power plant that develops a stonking 650 horsepower to help propel this muscle auto to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and off to a top speed of 198 miles per hour. (more...)
Google Releases Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update for Nexus and Pixel Phones Google Releases Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update for Nexus and Pixel Phones
- April 05, 2017

Other smartphones that support VoLTE on Rogers include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Note 5, LG G4 and LG G3 Vigour. Lastly, in Settings for all devices, there are new battery usage alerts for apps. Alternatively, you can grab the OTA and image files from the official Google websites, but why go through this hassle when you can simply sit back and wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone? Google has left out Nexus 6 ... (more...)
Trump meets Egypt's president to talk ISIS, foreign aid Trump meets Egypt's president to talk ISIS, foreign aid
- April 05, 2017

Trump "wants to use President al-Sisi's visit to reboot the bilateral connection", he said. "He's done a fantastic job in a very hard situation". Obama even briefly suspended some USA military aid. Trump at the time called Sisi a "fantastic guy". Human Rights Watch has called the case "a travesty of justice" and her supporters say she was running a children's charity before her arrest in 2014. (more...)
Samsung To Offer Refurbished Galaxy Note 7, Except In US
- April 05, 2017

A subsequent probe found manufacturing problems in batteries supplied by to different companies. Back in August 2016, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 7, a smartphone that should have been the turning point in the Android - iPhone War, a device that was supposed to be Samsung's answer to the iPhone's dominance. (more...)
Analysts' Recommendations Stocks Buzz: Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) & Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc Analysts' Recommendations Stocks Buzz: Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) & Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc
- April 05, 2017

These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. On the earnings front, Freeport-McMoran, Inc. Following present-day arrangement, releasing of projections is an established setup done by a company to give financial forecasts to street contributors. (more...)

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