• Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion

    Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion

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    The outlook brings to about US$5.3 billion the total losses the global smartphone leader has forecast as a result of the overheating issues, after it said on Wednesday it would suffer a US$2.3 billion hit to third-quarter profit. Under that program, Samsung was to ship replacement phones or provide refunds for around 1 million phones sold before Sept.15. "Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note 7 devices, including Note 7 devices received as replacements in ...
  • Netflix stock drops ahead of quarterly earnings report

    Netflix stock drops ahead of quarterly earnings report

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    Bolstered by the release of several new original series, Netflix on Monday reported better than-expected third-quarter results that included nearly 3.6 million new video-streaming service subscribers around the world. It reiterated that it expects to start delivering material global profits next year. Based on the company's limited disclosures about countries where it launched before 2014, RBC estimates Netflix has a contribution margin of roughly 20 percent in those global markets - ...
  • SIA, Jetstar, Qantas ban Galaxy Note 7 from flights

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    DOT said people "may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States". It will also entail Samsung's iris recognition technology which the company introduced through the Note 7 but has previously used on a non-commercial tablet called Galaxy Iris.
  • Verizon believes Yahoo email hacking 'material,' could affect deal

    Verizon believes Yahoo email hacking 'material,' could affect deal

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    Verizon hasn't definitively concluded that there was a material impact and is still waiting for Yahoo to complete its investigation into the situation, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. Just three days ago, Verizon Chief Executive Officer Lowell McAdam said at a conference in California that the company was "still understanding what was going on and defining whether it was a material impact on the business or not", according to the Wall Street ...
  • Australian Apple store employees sacked in explicit photo sharing scandal

    Australian Apple store employees sacked in explicit photo sharing scandal

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    Four male employees are said to have been fired over the incident, which emerged when a staff member saw another employee looking at a customer's phone in the fix room. "If they are looking at photos on your phone or even taking copies of those, that is a breach of privacy". " Apple believe in treating everyone equally and with respect, and we do not tolerate behaviour that goes against our values", the company said in a statement to the Courier-Mail.
  • Samsung Electronics shares slide as Note 7 collapse weighs

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    The South Korean company's latest efforts to contain a snowballing recall crisis that threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand came as the federal United States consumer regulator issued an alarming warning of the possible dangers the Note 7 posed to its owners, their families and homes.
  • SNL Buries Trump in Scathing Opening Sketch

    SNL Buries Trump in Scathing Opening Sketch

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    She said that Trump finally got what he wanted - a working microphone - and then it was left to Alec Baldwin's Trump to dig a deeper hole. Baldwin's uncanny portrayal of the candidate in the first presidential debate last week drew 8.3 million viewers, the show's highest-rated season premiere since 2008.
  • Radioactive leak reported at cargo area of Delhi's IGI Airport

    Radioactive leak reported at cargo area of Delhi's IGI Airport

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    Teams have been rushed there alongwith a team of the National Disaster Management Authority. Hazmat (hazardous material) van had also reached the spot to check the leakage. When the radioactive leak was suspected in the morning, in the cargo area, the place was cordoned off. In a statement, District Magistrate Abhishek Singh said that "an inadvertently wrong radiological emergency message was conveyed".
  • ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe Special Edition Smartphone Coming To US Soon

    ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe Special Edition Smartphone Coming To US Soon

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    On the storage side of things, it's loaded with 256 GB of expandable default memory. Staying the pace with the market standard, it's also going to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. A few weeks ago, ASUS put up the ZenFone 3 Laset and Deluxe 64GB variants ready for sale on Amazon . All versions are now only available in ASUS's Glacial Silver color.
  • Microsoft Surface Mouse Leaks

    Microsoft Surface Mouse Leaks

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    A close-up image (below), separate from the FCC filing and obtained by the site, appears to show the former and what looks like the edge of a newly rumoured Surface mouse. It might have a more consumer-friendly version of Microsoft's Surface Hub, also incorporating the Perceptive Pixel screen tech that's been a highlight of Surface Hub.
  • US, Russia fail to revive Syrian truce

    US, Russia fail to revive Syrian truce

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    The army, which is being helped by Iranian-backed militias, Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah militant group and a Palestinian militia, acknowledged rebels had retaken Handarat. FACTS: The U.N. blamed the Syrian government for the failure to deliver aid to Aleppo during the cease-fire last week. The meeting, which will be public, was requested by the United States, Britain and France, diplomats said.
  • U.S. hedge fund Elliott calls for Samsung to be split

    U.S. hedge fund Elliott calls for Samsung to be split

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    The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is available for purchase in its home country South Korea. Samsung's shares have risen 27 percent this year, though by Elliott's calculations, the company's stock trades at a more than 30-percent discount compared to peers.
  • Volkswagen I.D. electric concept leaked ahead of Paris show

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    Then it got caught cheating in a very big way. Tesla recently announced a battery upgrade that will increase the range of the Model S with Ludicrous mode to 315 miles, and the Model X with Ludicrous mode to 289 miles. Though there are strong hints of BMW i3 from the rear three-quarter angle, the I.D. looks and feels cleaner even than the Golf. Full self-driving capability will come later with software updates that can be downloaded wirelessly.
  • In video, Samsung apologizes for Note7 battery defects

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    However, the commission revealed there have been 92 reports of overheating in the USA, including 26 reports of burns and 55 of property damage. Two weeks ago reports started surfacing of exploding Note 7 devices and within a day of the reports Samsung confirmed it was suspending its sales of the Note 7, citing a battery cell issue.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup For October 2016

    PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup For October 2016

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    However, it seems as though the tides may be turning on the free games offerings front for PS Plus- whether or not this has something to do with the price rise is of course not yet known. Not only is Capcom's horror flagship celebrating its 20th anniversary, but the addition of RE remastered for PlayStation 4 injects a little Halloween spirit into the Instant Game Collection.
  • Cleveland Browns vs Miami Dolphins Betting Odds

    Cleveland Browns vs Miami Dolphins Betting Odds

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    Miami has been very welcoming to Coach Gase and his team. "They are 0-2 just like us but a lot of ability over there, a lot of ability over there". But, Foster's injury has catapulted Ajayi back into the spotlight. Cody Kessler will presumably start under center for BROWNS if McCown can't go, but don't rule out an emergency acquisition. Barnidge and Cameron were co-starters for the Browns in 2013 when they most employed two tight ends in their offense.
  • Sorry Apple Inc. Fans -- Don't Get Too Excited About the iPhone 7

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    According to him, it was a little hard to jailbreak the iPhone 7 running iOS 10. The justification of the Pangu team on why they chose to stop working on the iOS 9.3.5 Jailbreak is that due to the upcoming operating system's features, the Apple iOS 10 will be packed with a new and improved lock screen.
  • IOS 10 May Brick Your Device - Here's What To Do

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    As a result, Apple's old Touch ID unlock had to change - leaving the old behavior would mean the lock screen would nearly always be completely bypassed. Users need to select "update" to begin a new install of iOS 10. Some have suggested that opting for over the air (OTA) iOS 10 update could have caused the bricking issue and updating through iTunes seems to be working fine.
  • Tesla to Build California Utility Battery Storage Project

    Tesla to Build California Utility Battery Storage Project

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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a keen advocate for the use of green energy, and is dedicated to his long-term vision of transforming Tesla from an electric vehicle manufacturer to a clean energy company. Upon completion in three months, this 80 MWh energy storage project will be the largest operating lithium ion battery storage project on earth, Tesla said to The Motley Fool.
  • Say Hello To Bentley's First Ever Diesel Model

    Say Hello To Bentley's First Ever Diesel Model

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    Powering the new Bentayga diesel is 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine. The Bentayga diesel's list of provisions includes multi-mode air suspension, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), multi-mode Traction Control (TCS), Hill Descent Control, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Park Assist, and Electronic Night Vision among others.