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Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control
- April 13, 2017

The South-Korean tech giant further revealed that more consumers are opting to choose the larger screen variant, i.e. Galaxy S8 Plus. Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S8 lineup just broken pre-order records in the US. It comes via SlashLeak and appears to show the new Galaxy Note 8, running Bixby alongside Samsung's well known S-Pen. 'In the coming months we'll have an announcement about what we'll do with Bixby voice'. (more...)
Samsung boss in South Korean court to face bribery charges
- April 13, 2017

That could help it stage a comeback in the wake of a string of controversies. Samsung has been facing various challenges since previous year, including the suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 phablet and the arrest of the firm's de facto head Lee Jae-young in line with the corruption scandal that led to the ouster of South Korea's president. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Microsoft Edition is here, nothing extraordinary
- April 13, 2017

Take a look at our comparison and decide for yourself. They were well predicted by the rumor mill before launch. At the moment, the voice function is not compatible with third-party apps but Samsung says they plan to expand the capabilities "in the near future". (more...)
U.S. goals: Defeat IS and oust Assad - Trump adviser U.S. goals: Defeat IS and oust Assad - Trump adviser
- April 13, 2017

Power wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide, in which she criticized past USA presidents for inaction - then did nothing as the carnage unfolded in Syria on President Barack Obama's watch. The decision to carry out strikes against the regime and the change in tone from Haley follows US President Donald Trump's comments that the chemical attack "crossed a lot of lines for me". (more...)
Philippines: Militant chief involved in beheadings is killed Philippines: Militant chief involved in beheadings is killed
- April 13, 2017

Soldiers battling Abu Sayyaf in central Philippines are reported to have killed a key commander of the armed group who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage. Bohol, which is popular with tourists, lies about 640km southeast of Manila, and about an hour away by boat from Cebu province, across the busy Cebu Strait. (more...)
AMD launched Ryzen 5 CPUs in India starting at Rs. 12199 AMD launched Ryzen 5 CPUs in India starting at Rs. 12199
- April 13, 2017

Until today, that is. The 1600X not only put in better numbers than the Intel Core i5-7600K, it also one-upped the Ryzen 7 1800X we reviewed a month ago. The AMD Ryzen 5 line for desktops now has four processors , each appealing to certain budget constraints. The good news is the Ryzen 5 1600X stays at a temperate 50-degrees Celsius while on load using just AMD's stock Wraith Max air-cooler. (more...)
Samsung voice-assistant Bixby to debut with new phone
- April 13, 2017

LG did not elaborate on details including whether its payments service would expand to other markets, whether it would be supported on other devices or if it would generate revenue. Initially, this new personal assistant will only work with a bunch of pre-loaded apps, and will be available with Samsung phones that will be launched this year and beyond. (more...)
US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup
- April 13, 2017

The U.S. would get 60 games while Mexico and Canada would have 10 each. The joint bid has received support from United States president Donald Trump, who previously ran a polarizing campaign formulated on ethnic nationalism, protectionism, and immigration restriction. (more...)
Burger King's new Whopper ad forces Google Home to read you ingredients Burger King's new Whopper ad forces Google Home to read you ingredients
- April 13, 2017

Just under three hours after Burger King unveiled a new advertisement created to hijack your Google Home to read a long-winded description of its Whopper burger, Google has disabled the functionality. However, there were complaints from some Google Home users in March after the device appeared to start promoting Disney's live-action remake of its musical Beauty & the Beast. (more...)
History repeats: SpaceX launch reuses Falcon 9 booster
- April 12, 2017

Musk's SpaceX , formally known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp, made history in December 2015 when it landed an orbital rocket after launch for the first time, a feat it since has repeated seven times. "I'm just incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for being able to achieve this incredible milestone". SpaceX has otherwise conducted the bulk of its rocket landings at sea, something Musk has said is necessary for high-velocity missions. (more...)
US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary
- April 12, 2017

Wednesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leading the investigation into the spill of hexavalent chromium, a toxic byproduct of industrial processes, into the waterway, which is within 100 yards of Lake Michigan, officials said. (more...)
Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones
- April 12, 2017

Samsung is hoping that the smartphone will help it regain the market share in lost late past year. Just recently, it emerged that the phones' soft keys can easily be customized. What a week, Samsung fans. For Canadian users, the colors available might be Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Midnight Black, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. (more...)
Barcelona face uphill battle to qualify after Paulo Dybala inspires Juventus Barcelona face uphill battle to qualify after Paulo Dybala inspires Juventus
- April 12, 2017

Regardless of whether Barcelona complete another miraculous comeback in the second-leg, as they did in the previous round against Paris Saint-Germain, Dybala has extremely promising career ahead of him. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique took off French left-back Jeremy Mathieu and brought on Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes at half-time, moving Javier Mascherano back into defence. (more...)
Cyclone pulls a 'Sharknado' and brings a massive bull shark to land
- April 12, 2017

Six large rivers had reached major flood levels and were still rising in several areas, said the Bureau of Meteorology. And a 64-year-old woman, whose vehicle was swept off a causeway on a property in Gungal, in the Hunter Valley south of Sydney was also found dead Friday. (more...)
Congress Weighs in on Internet Privacy Law Congress Weighs in on Internet Privacy Law
- April 12, 2017

The Senate already voted in favor of the repeal . The bill eked a majority vote among party lines in the Senate (50-48) last week before it headed to the House of Representatives. "Please keep the FCC's Privacy Rules ". This takes George Orwell's "1984" to a whole new level. "Companies like Cox, Comcast , Time Warner, AT&T , and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements", said the Electronic Frontier ... (more...)
Trump to NY Times: Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime Trump to NY Times: Susan Rice May Have Committed a Crime
- April 12, 2017

Rice is responsible for unmasking the identities of multiple Trump presidential campaign and transition team officials caught up in intelligence data gathered by USA agencies, according to Eli Lake of Bloomberg, citing unnamed US officials. (more...)
President Trump Signs President Trump Signs "Energy Independence" Executive Order
- April 12, 2017

Coal country's economic woes took center stage at the Environmental Protection Agency as President Donald Trump signed an executive order to undo parts of President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. In addition, the new President has also not thought about how it could change the US' standing on a global stage. Responding to the executive order, the American Chemical Society says US climate policy is based on "extensive science and an iterative process involving thousands of scientists ... (more...)
Elegant design and functionality define the all-new Buick Enclave Elegant design and functionality define the all-new Buick Enclave
- April 12, 2017

The all-new Enclave was outfitted with a new premium trim - Avenir - that Buick says is its highest level of luxury yet. NY is a natural backdrop for this introduction as the auto show usually has a strong luxury and performance presence, said Stephanie Brinley, an analyst with IHS Markit. (more...)
IPhone 8 pre-orders may begin in September
- April 12, 2017

Now an analyst however claims that this new feature is unlikely to be ready in time, and could be pushed to the iPhone 8s. White, who is now in Taiwan to garner information from Apple's supply chain, cited a "smartphone contact" who is "diligently following the supply chain data points" who cites just a product named the iPhone 8 as the source of information. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool victory over Stoke was 'massive', says Reds manager
- April 12, 2017

We can be this. "On the other hand, we've probably still scored the most goals in the Premier League so far [66 - five more than Arsenal], so it's part of the game that we try to create moments all the time". "It is a risk and he's no chance of playing 90 minutes and if he starts then you would have to change and all that stuff". "Similar with Henderson, he is in a good way but we do not know when he will be training again". (more...)

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