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For Some Reason, Samsung Might Sell Refurbished Versions of Its Exploding Phones For Some Reason, Samsung Might Sell Refurbished Versions of Its Exploding Phones
- March 28, 2017

However, those phones too showed a tendency to burst into flames. The company estimated a $5.5 billion profit hit over three quarters from the Note 7's troubles. Despite its unfortunate fate, the Note 7 could still impress, if the public gave it the chance. Phone launches follow a pretty similar pattern: flashy press conference, excitement, pre-orders and the investing world keeping an eye on how well these devices sell. (more...)
After Electronics Ban, Airlines Promise To Make Flying Great Again After Electronics Ban, Airlines Promise To Make Flying Great Again
- March 26, 2017

Senior US officials told reporters that nine airlines from countries in the Arab world had been given 96 hours to institute the ban. Turkey's foreign ministry said talks were underway to try to persuade the United States and Britain to exclude Turkish Airlines and Istanbul airport from the ban. (more...)
Hackers Demand Ransom for Allegedly Stolen iCloud Data Hackers Demand Ransom for Allegedly Stolen iCloud Data
- March 24, 2017

Apple has poured cold water on claims that up to 300-million iCloud accounts have been compromised. According to a report by Motherboard , the cybercriminals identify themselves as the "Turkish Crime Family". The group claims that if Apple doesn't pay the $150,000 ransom price, it would remote wipe all of the victims' devices. From Ashley Madison to Myspace, even Yahoo, it could be any of them and more . (more...)
London to Paris by electric plane? It's coming by 2027, startup claims London to Paris by electric plane? It's coming by 2027, startup claims
- March 24, 2017

Wright Electric wants its plane to replace the Boeing 737 (above), the most popular jet now on the market, on short-haul flights. "Depending on how it's designed, you can have an electric plane that's substantially less loud than a fuel plane", Jeff Engler, Wright Electric's co-founder, told the BBC . (more...)
APD: iPhone prank tying up 911 operators APD: iPhone prank tying up 911 operators
- March 24, 2017

When Siri hears "108", it will start a five second countdown during which the call can be canceled. A social media post has been circulating telling iPhone users to ask Siri about the number "108" and wait for a specific period of time before doing anything else. (more...)
EBay Intros Guaranteed Delivery, Shipping in 3 Days Or Less EBay Intros Guaranteed Delivery, Shipping in 3 Days Or Less
- March 22, 2017

And shoppers will be able to filter items by one- and two-day delivery. "Alternatively, the buyer can also choose to return the item at no cost", eBay explained. You will be able to set your shipping rate table preferences in My eBay and Seller Hub. If an item doesn't arrive by the delivery date, eBay will make it right. (more...)
Microsoft outages hit some Xbox Live, Outlook, Skype services Microsoft outages hit some Xbox Live, Outlook, Skype services
- March 22, 2017

Services have been reported to be down since 1:43PM ET. Currently, Xbox Live status has been confirmed to have issues connected with playing purchased content, as well as Buying items and redeeming codes. This is simple two-step verification like you may have on your email or other social media accounts like Snapchat. While Andromeda can be played offline in single-player, many gamers are looking forward to the multiplayer experience in the new BioWare title. (more...)
Android O announced by Google, developer preview now available Android O announced by Google, developer preview now available
- March 22, 2017

We have rounded up the most plausible ones and we will present them right now . The OS is slated to have 4 developer previews. As we can see that the size of the fish reflects the size of the phone, taimen's size strongly indicates that the third Pixel phone is going to be a giant one. (more...)
Andromeda's weird animations won't get fixed with day-one patch Andromeda's weird animations won't get fixed with day-one patch
- March 20, 2017

As one would expect in this day and age in gaming, Mass Effect: Andromeda's development team at BioWare is now putting together a day one patch for the forthcoming science fiction shooter in order to ensure the title avoids hitting any snags with bugs or glitches at launch. (more...)
Pakistan says it's trying to locate missing Nizamuddin Dargah priests Pakistan says it's trying to locate missing Nizamuddin Dargah priests
- March 19, 2017

The clerics' relatives have claimed that they have been detained by Pakistani intelligence agencies. Swaraj further said that India has taken up the matter with Pakistan and had requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals. Aziz, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, promised during his phone call with Swaraj that all efforts would be made to trace the clerics who went missing in Pakistan earlier this week while on a tour. (more...)
Nintendo Switch stocks have been replenished Nintendo Switch stocks have been replenished
- March 17, 2017

With the launch of the Switch , a version of the RPG I Am Setsuna , previously only available on PC and PlayStation 4 (as well as PlayStation Vita in Japan) was released for the new console. Even " The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild " is experiencing shortages with the boxed version no longer available in Amazon U.K. and USA and even in Game. (more...)
You'll wish you could afford the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 You'll wish you could afford the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
- March 15, 2017

TAG Heuer emphasizes the fact that this watch carries the Swiss Made label, ensuring that fans of higher-end timepieces take it a little more seriously. The Connected Modular 45 will carry forward the legacy of TAG Heuer as a watch that is smart and oozes opulence. It comes Google voice control, fitted with a small microphone. (more...)
UNC No. 1 Seed in South Regional UNC No. 1 Seed in South Regional
- March 13, 2017

The Tar Heels play Texas Southern in game one, with Arkansas or Seton Hall waiting in the second round in Greenville, South Carolina. UofL gets a No. As many bracketologists have the Orange in the tournament as have it out. LIVE STREAM INFO: CBS offers live streams of every game on March Madness Live. (more...)
Facebook Messenger launches clone to Snapchat Stories Facebook Messenger launches clone to Snapchat Stories
- March 12, 2017

After you send a photo or video, you'll see the option to "add to your day". The new feature is called Messenger Day, and if it sounds a lot like Snapchat, it's because it basically is Snapchat. Your settings will apply to everything you post to that day, so if you've selected a limited audience but decide later you want to share something with everyone, you'll have to wait until the next day. (more...)
Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie Aston Martin AM-RB 001: call it Valkyrie
- March 12, 2017

Does the latest DB11 get AMR first? The Geneva Motor Show also brought an expansion of the Q by Aston Martin Collection (more tailor-made personalization options "akin to a secret menu" as Auto Guide put it) and an Art of Living F1 activation - so an epic week befitting the gods indeed! The brand's only four-door model also gets unique 21-inch wheels and aerodynamic parts around the vehicle. (more...)
Letter to the editor: Defunding Planned Parenthood bad health policy Letter to the editor: Defunding Planned Parenthood bad health policy
- March 10, 2017

Even throughout his campaign, Trump's comparatively "open-minded" stance on Planned Parenthood was attributed to his daughter. Over 2.5 million people come through Planned Parenthood's doors each year, 80 percent of whom are seeking preventative care , rather than abortion services. (more...)
Heaviest woman loses 120kg after surgery in Mumbai hospital Heaviest woman loses 120kg after surgery in Mumbai hospital
- March 10, 2017

Eman has been in hospital since early February when she was moved out of her home for the first time in 25 years by removing the wall from her room, and a crane to lift her out of her bed. The patient had arrived in Bombay last month to undergo bariatric surgery to reduce the size of her stomach. She was born weighing a staggering 11 lbs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called Elephantiasis. (more...)
Can the Switch turn Nintendo's fanbase back on?
- March 09, 2017

The demand for the Nintendo Switch has been sky-high and many players were even lucky enough to grab it right after it was launched. Secondly, you're made to constantly put on and take off the wrist strap, depending on which mini game you're playing. (more...)
WWE Fastlane: Shock win throws Wrestlemania 33 plans up in the air
- March 07, 2017

There is not much to say about the specifics of the match so let's look at this through the prism of history. Strowman took bomb after bomb before finally falling, thus still looking like a monster in defeat. At least they booked a tight PPV with plenty of quality matches... just kidding, we had two last-minute additions, including a 10-minute Jinder Mahal match. (more...)
China's Defense Budget to Rise 7 Percent China's Defense Budget to Rise 7 Percent
- March 05, 2017

The East Asian country has typically pursued a policy of double-digit increases in its budget since 2010, but reversed that a year ago when it increased its spending by 7.6%, according to state officials. Future trends in the region "will depend on United States intentions vis-a-vis the region and United States activities [which] to a certain extent set the barometer for the situation here", Fu said. (more...)
5% levy on small eateries, GST Council decides 5% levy on small eateries, GST Council decides
- March 05, 2017

Added Rakesh Bhargava, Director, Taxmann, "Still the most hard task for the Council is to take decision on phase-wise implementation of GST since some States suggested GST implementation in two or three phases as GST Softwares are not ready and industry also need time for smooth implementation of GST". (more...)
Analytical Guide for Tesla, Inc. (TSLA), Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Stakeholders Analytical Guide for Tesla, Inc. (TSLA), Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Stakeholders
- March 04, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of $190.82, for a total value of $6,379,112.60. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in Tesla Motors by 14.5% in the third quarter. The legal version of this report can be read at [[permalink]]. 1,168,916 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average ... (more...)
Reliance Jio set to offer packages starting at Rs149
- March 02, 2017

As the "Happy New Offer" of Reliance Jio is scheduled to expire from April 1st, the company has come up with a wide variety of prepaid and postpaid plans. Tap on the plan you want to subscribe for and make the payment. Voice calls will be free within the Jio network, and will be charged for other networks after crossing the limit. (more...)
Telstra to build Australia's first national internet of things network
- March 01, 2017

Per Narvinger, Head of Ericsson RAN says: “This first LTE Broadcast enabled PTT call on Telstras live commercial network demonstrates the capabilities of Ericssons LTE solution and is a good example of how LTE Broadcast ( eMBMS ) can deliver unique new services for our customers.”. (more...)
Liverpool's Klopp compares Ranieri firing at Leicester to Trump becoming president
- February 27, 2017

Mourinho then joked of Chelsea's manager: "I think Antonio Conte has to think about whether he really wants to be champion this year". The current Republic of Ireland manager led the team to two League Cup wins in 1997 and 2000. "Only two months ago I voted for him as Federation Internationale de Football Association manager of year and he has that right to do it [keep them up]". (more...)
Specs of Galaxy S8 Plus leaked
- February 27, 2017

If rumours are to be believed, the Galaxy S8 smartphone will be put on sale by April 21 . However, it seems that now Samsung is breaking this tradition, since we won't get to see the Galaxy S8 model on this event. The report says that LG will start pre-registrations for the LG G6 from March 2 to March 9. Earlier this month, local Korean publication The Bell reported that Samsung upped its initial production of the S8 by nearly 40 percent compared to what they did with its ... (more...)
Two senior Samsung execs offer to resign in light of bribery allegations
- February 26, 2017

Two top executives of Samsung Group offered to resign in the aftermath of a corruption scandal that shook both the company and the entire country of South Korea. Its top executives have offered to resign. Were these executives to leave too, Samsung could be in trouble. While Lee admitted to donating the aforementioned sum to several organizations connected to the Korean President Park and her confidante Choi Soon-sil, he claims he was forced to do so and wasn't expecting anything in return. (more...)
Buffett praises Bank of America's buybacks
- February 26, 2017

This year's letter and Berkshire's annual report gave no clues about who will succeed Buffett as chief executive officer, a question shareholders and Wall Street have speculated about increasingly in recent years. Berkshire Hathaway Inc is a holding company owning subsidiaries engaged in various business activities. "Charlie and I love our railroad, which was one of our best purchases", Buffett said, referring to longtime Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger. (more...)
Giraffe birth video returns to YouTube Giraffe birth video returns to YouTube
- February 24, 2017

Blaming unnamed "animal rights extremists" in a Facebook Live video broadcast Thursday morning, Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said, "This is the flawless example of why we can't have nice things". Patch used the Facebook Live to encourage animal rights activists to support conservation. 'We are all on the same team. The Animal Adventure Park in NY has been live streaming the pregnancy. (more...)
Mobile launching LTE-U in spring 2017 to increase LTE capacity
- February 24, 2017

Later in the year, other wireless carriers are also understood to be planning to install LTE-U as well as another technology that is closely related, LAA. There's no telling when iPhones will support the LTE-U band. "Ericsson welcomes the FCC's approval of LTE-U", commented Glenn Laxdal, Head of Network Products, Ericsson North America. (more...)
Masked fans welcome US-born panda Bao Bao on arrival in China Masked fans welcome US-born panda Bao Bao on arrival in China
- February 24, 2017

Following a 16-hour flight in a FedEx crate, she received a warm welcome late on Wednesday from fans wearing panda masks at the Dujiangyan Base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP). That pair, female Ling-Ling and male Hsing-Hsing, lived at the zoo for more than 20 years, but produced no surviving cubs. China has panda collaborations with 17 zoos in 12 countries. (more...)
Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down Giraffe LIVE webcam back on Youtube after being taken down
- February 24, 2017

The Animal Adventure Park posted on Facebook that YouTube yanked the stream for "nudity & sexual content" and said "Animal Rights Extremists" were responsible. "I encourage the animal rights activists to get behind conservation". A YouTube feed of a giraffe giving birth was temporarily removed Wednesday evening from the online video service after complaints that the stream contained nudity and sexually explicit material. (more...)
Microsoft announces Skype Lite, an app created to run under slow connections
- February 23, 2017

The tech company has launched a lighter version of Skype video and voice calling service that enables users to run the application from their low-end smartphones. The new Skype Lite is created to suite seven different Indian Languages namely Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu. Microsoft recently unveiled Skype Lite , a lightweight version of Skype that is optimized for poor connectivity areas. (more...)
Honor 8 Lite is now official
- February 23, 2017

The device will be powered by Kirin 655 octa core processor , paired with a 3GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be extended via the micro SDcard up to 128GB. In the software department, the device is running on Android 7.0 Nougat right out-of-the-box. As for selfies, the device has an 8MP f/2.0 front camera. (more...)
New Hyundai i30 Tourer - first pictures New Hyundai i30 Tourer - first pictures
- February 23, 2017

At 602 litres, the i30 Tourer's boot capacity is nearly up there with the best-in-class Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, making it a far more practical proposition than its other serious rivals, the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. While the price hasn't been announced, the current Tourer retails for £16,795 (US$20,900) so the new version should roll in somewhere in the same neighborhood. (more...)
South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF
- February 23, 2017

As war and economic challenges ravage the country, almost 100,000 South Sudanese find themselves on the brink of starvation, with an additional 1.1 million approaching famine conditions, according to a report by the U.N. Luma and representatives of two other United Nations agencies - UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - issued the starvation declaration at a news conference in Juba, South Sudan's capital, along with Isaiah Chol Aruai , the head of the country's ... (more...)
Is Final Fantasy XIV next in line for performance boost? Is Final Fantasy XIV next in line for performance boost?
- February 20, 2017

The Samurai is the latest job to be announced for Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood alongside the Red Mage which was announced at the last FanFest. Another new Primal, Susano, was also announced and is dubbed the Lord of the Revel. The Stormblood expansion has been given a June 20 release date, and can be pre-ordered for £36.99 on PS4 , or £29.99 on PC . Together with the job announcement, show attendees could witness new areas, environments, dungeons and enemies that will come when the ... (more...)
This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets
- February 20, 2017

Because of this, Howell and his colleagues set out to create a shield that was lightweight, portable and compact, and worked well to protect law enforcement. Another goal here was to make a bulletproof shield that could not interrupt the stance of a police officer. "The barrier is very stable, even with large bullets hitting it", he said. (more...)
SoftBank reportedly seeking Sprint merger with T SoftBank reportedly seeking Sprint merger with T
- February 18, 2017

The auction, which is being overseen by the FCC, ends on March 30, and negotiations are expected to begin at that time. Sprint is now up $0.31 (3.39%) to $9.31, after trading down all day, and T-Mobile jumped up $3.01 (4.97%) to $63.62. "A merger with Dish could add valuable spectrum, video content and an internet video platform, though it would have fewer (operating) synergies". AT&T also once attempted to purchase T-Mobile, but that deal fell through too after being blocked by the ... (more...)
Apple hunts for the app stars of the future with new show
- February 18, 2017

In the meantime, check out its first trailer below. But Apple has chose to focus the direction more towards star appeal that might relate to a more real world audience. The show is narrated by Zane "The Ziffer" Lowe, a.k.a. Apple's resident celebrity who left Radio One and now lives in a broom cupboard in Los Angeles and is only let out when Tim Cook needs something exciting if slightly aggressive saying in a New Zealand accent. (more...)

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