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Nokia 501 saves mans life by taking a bullet... Literally!

A Nokia phone was subjected to the ultimate durability test after being hit by a bullet, saving a man's life in the process. The handset obviously was destroyed in the attack, but it only served to add to the reputation of the toughness of Nokia phones.

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Google's next smartphone expected at October 4 event

Verizon Communications (VZ) will sell Google's Pixel smartphone, which includes Qualcomm's (QCOM) Snapdragon 821 processor . Google's new Pixel phones, which were announced Tuesday, are created to change that and show the world what Android should be - a harmonized integration of software and hardware.

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Google Pixel XL Makes $870 Look Cheap

As with Microsoft's Surface tablet PC line, it will take Google years of sustained effort to develop a reputation for good products and customer trust, he said, and developing the necessary deep relationships with retailers and carriers to push Pixel phones is "super hard".

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Wal-Mart Builds More Warehouses, Better Tech to Boost E-Commerce Business

For fiscal 2017, the retailer expects adjusted earnings per share of $4.15 to $4.35. Aside from this, the corporation stated that it is considering to slow down the opening of new stores and boost investments in its online initiatives. Wal-Mart is looking for online sales growth of 20 percent to 30 percent in the second half of this year, excluding the recent sale of Chinese website Yihaodian, and for even faster growth in the next few years.

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Google brings software ecosystem to proprietary Pixel phone

On the Pixel and Pixel XL, there are certain features that probably won't ever come to the Nexus lineup. As we always say though, keeping lovely-looking smartphones looking lovely is no easy task. First off, Pixel is as expensive as the iPhone 7 during its launch in San Francisco at $649. When Android 7.1 does finally reach non-Nexus Android handsets, it will bring a new Night Light blue light filter, akin to Apple's iOS Night Shift, and support for Google's ...

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Mark Zuckerberg teases big Oculus Rift reveal later today

The Oculus RiftOculus Rift Review and Giveaway Oculus Rift Review and Giveaway Virtual Reality is not new, but it's finally affordable and within our grasp. RAM: 8GB? (this wasn't listed, but we'd assume based on the Oculus requirements). He said: "The magic of virtual reality is the feeling you are really there, in another place".

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Wal-Mart backs FY17 profit view; sees 5% rise in FY19 EPS

Ahead of an investor day today the supermarket, the world's third-largest employer, said it expects earnings per share to lie between $4.29 and $4.49 in 2017 - then remain flat next year. That deal, along with other "incremental US e-commerce operating investments" will "accelerate e-commerce growth", Walmart said in the filing. Two years ago, Walmart's online sales were $12.2 billion while Amazon had $89 billion.

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Oculus Touch controllers to launch on December 6 for $199

It seems likely that Zuckerberg will appear on stage during Oculus Connect today. The Oculus Rift debuted back in March without a crucial piece of the puzzle: dedicated motion controllers to let you reach out and grab. It appears that Facebook is finally confident enough with its VR arm that it's willing to promote cross-network compatibility. Even simply being able to see your hands is a big step forward in immersion, one that makes the virtual worlds feel a lot more real.

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Google Pixel offers 40 per cent higher battery life than Nexus

Pixel launcher - The newly launched Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google are featured with exclusive development called as the Pixel Launcher. Other features - Google provides Pixel owners with unlimited backup to high quality Google photos and videos, changes in the blue system theme, wallpaper animation, a solid navigation bar and Sensor Hub processor with integrated sensor functionality and connectivity.

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Hurricane Matthew: Floods in S Carolina after landfall

Although the storm has weakened substantially, the hurricane centre still warned of "strong winds and risky storm surge" along South Carolina's coast as well as "heavy rains and gusty winds spreading inland", ABC News reported. Approximately 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate in anticipation of the storm. "I'm going to ask for patience.do not plan to go home", Haley said, asserting that driving conditions still weren't safe.

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DGCA may issue fresh advisory on Galaxy Note 7 next week

Since the first batch of phones had problems with overheating battery units, Samsung issued a global recall . The South Korean firm will not issue full results until late October and gave no details on the cost of recalling about 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after batteries caught fire.

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Google will provide Android updates to Pixel phones for 2 years

Although it did take a few days for these devices to sell out, but the Pixel XL does appear to be completely sold out in all colors and storage sizes right now , on the Google Play Store. It depends on a litany of marketing and technological factors so Google isn't publicly saying what or when just yet. Google Wifi will be available for pre-order in the USA in November.

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United States has no proofs against Russian Federation regarding hacker attacks - foreign ministry

In Friday's statement, the government said disclosures of emails by WikiLeaks and hacking entities known as DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 "are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts". "States ensure that voting machines are not connected to the Internet, and there are numerous checks and balances as well as extensive oversight at multiple levels built into our election process".

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Facebook Messenger Lite aims at Android users with slow connections

It includes Messenger's core experiences such as messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers. Messenger Lite is starting to roll out to people in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, with other countries to receive it in the coming months.

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Google Pixel Pre-Orders in U.S. to Receive Daydream View VR Headset

Described by the company as being "the first phone made by Google inside and out" (even though we know that HTC is involved) you would expect that Android updates would be coming courtesy of Google itself. "The release of the Pixel puts Google directly in the fray with both Apple and Samsung". The phone also comes in a bigger size as Pixel XL. That's not true.

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IPhone 7 vs. Google Pixel: 7 ways Google's new smartphones outshine Apple

On Twitter, the Nexus team made it clear that you will continue to receive updates as you would expect, at least until the devices reach their end of life in terms of software support. It had been long rumored that Verizon would be getting to carry Google's new flagships and the rumors have held true. Within hours after pre-orders were made open in the USA, all blue variant units were sold out in the Verizon store.

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Android Angst: Verizon's Google Pixel Phones Will Require Carrier Managed OS Updates

So far, its ads are very similar to ads made by Apple , including things like white backdrops and slowly moving closeups of the phones. Google is offering unlimited storage for full-resolution photos and 4K videos shot with the Pixel's 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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Oculus is developing a new Rift headset with GearVR's mobility

Oculus also announced Asynchronous Spacewrap (ASW) technology, which allows games at lower framerates. "Virtual reality is the flawless platform to put people first because of presence, because you feel like you're really there in another place with people".

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Samsung profit forecast hits right note despite smartphone woes

If the handset is a replaced unit then the Samsung will have no other option other than to go through another recall. Pamela Gilbert , former Executive Director, CPSC said, "If it's the fixed phone and it started to smoke in his pocket, I'm going to guess there'll be another recall".

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Here Are the New Products Google Just Announced

You can have conversations and/or joke around with Google Assistant, and it will respond back in its own unique way. Google Home is available for pre-order through the Google Store , and will hit retail stores on November 4. Google already sells smartphones and tablets under the Nexus brand, which it launched in 2010 as a way to show off the best features of its Android software.

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Why India's 4G license auction was a flop

It must be noted that this Jio offer for iPhone buyer is only limited to Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru for now. Under this offer, the user will get free access to Jio's digital services for one year. The Rs 1,499 plan covers unlimited local and STD voice calling and national roaming, with 4G Data of up to 20 GB, and unlimited 4G data at night, also 40GB of WiFi data, unlimited SMS including unlimited Jio Apps recommendation.

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Google's self-made hardware is getting pop-up shop in NY

Ahead of the product announcements, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to the stage to say that technology development today has reached a "seminal moment" by shifting from a mobile-first world to an AI-first world. Google Assistant: Google's AI assistant doesn't just answer questions for you. The camera offers a Smartburst feature that captures a stream of photos rather than just one for photo optimization and uses algorithms to improve image quality "even in challenging conditions", Rakowski ...

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Google to unveil new hardware

Google Home is also Cast enabled, meaning you can wirelessly send audio to the speaker for playback. Google has declined to confirm any specifics, although it previously described some of these products back in May . The major launches suggest Google is trying to turn around its hardware fortunes after the shelving of its vaunted modular smartphone Project Ara and, prior to that, Google Glass.

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Google To Strut Out Pixel Phones, Home Assistant Vs. Apple, Amazon

The device can also answer questions, play music and TVs, and put photos up on the TV, Chandra said . Or stream videos to a TV equipped with Chromecast. Of course, Google has noted that users can press a Mute button on the Home device so it isn't always listening, but that diminishes the usefulness of the device.

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Google Introduces Pixel Smartphone

Wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), which has a US exclusive on the Pixel, will make a significant investment of its own in TV, digital marketing and social media, from around the phone's Oct 20 launch through the holiday season, said Jeff Dietel, vice president of device marketing at Verizon.

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Pixel phones and smart machines

In recent years, Google has sold smartphones and tablets under the Nexus brand, which it launched in 2010 as a way to show off the best features of its Android software. There could be many potential reasons to why Google chose to name it differently and maybe it didn't want to shock its hardware partners that are very essential when it comes to Android, by hoping to extremes and coming up with a high-tech phone.

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Verizon to manage Pixel System Updates

It's the first phone to feature Google hardware as well as its software. It has made forays, such as the Chromecast streaming player, but not of this size. But it's putting more emphasis on hardware as it competes for consumers' attention with other leading tech firms. Rick Osterloh, who heads Google's hardware division, said Tuesday at the company's San Francisco product event that his company sees its products sitting at "the intersection of hardware and software, with artificial ...

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Pixel Devices On Rogers Will Get Updates From Google

Google's latest Pixel and Pixel XL devices come in 5-inch and 5.2-inch display sizes and feature a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera and look very similar to Apple's iPhone from an aesthetic perspective.

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No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon

Regardless, one giant reason to avoid buying the phone is for better security. HTC built the Pixel devices. But Google still must work to find its creative signature in advertising, said Mike McKay, Chief Creative Officer of Eleven Inc., a San Francisco-based agency that works with Apple.

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Meet The Pixel Phone: Made By Google

It could also be speculated that once the first store is up and running, Google could envisage stepping into retail similar to the way Apple did, when it opened the doors to its first store in Virginia in 2001, which ushered in Apple's dominance of the country's consumer electronics sector.

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Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

Spokesperson of Yahoo sent a statement on TechRadar that news are misleading and that the company hardly says yes to requests of government for data. Yahoo did not immediately respond to HuffPost UK's request for comment. Facebook, in a statement to AFP, said it "has never received a request like the one described in these news reports from any government, and if we did we would fight it".

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Google Confirms 30 Daydream View VR Titles

The smartphones will be made available in 32GB and 128GB variants, and are priced at starting Rs. 57,000. HTC will manufacturer the phone, which benefits component suppliers. For the first time, Android has its very own flagship in the form of the 5-inch Google Pixel and 5.5-inch Google Pixel XL. But this list shouldn't be odd as it basically contains a number of Google apps, among them the Play Store, Chrome, YouTube, Calendar, Messenger, Gmail, and Photos, among others.

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Facebook activates safety check for Hurricane Matthew

The feature allows Facebook users to see what friends have marked themselves "safe" during a disaster, shooting or tragic event. "We hope the people in the area find the tool a helpful way to let their friends and family know they are okay".

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Google Daydream View VR Headset: Everything You Need to Know

At the Pixel event that recently took place, Google imitated lots of pre-existing features and categories with their own brand hardware. By the way, the promo is only valid for USA customers. Interestingly, Google itself gloated about this recent camera test conducted by a third-party site which rated the Pixel smartphones over and above Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7

According to a regulatory filing, Samsung estimates operating profit for the third quarter to be about 7.8 trillion won, or $7 billion, above analysts' expectations of 7.4 trillion won. Samsung didn't comment on Friday on how it plans to respond to the Elliott proposals. The company will report final results later this month. A replacement Note 7 device reportedly caught fire on a United States flight this week, leading to cancellation of the flight after evacuation.


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