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Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar canned already

The auto was first introduced in production form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The model has only been offered to buyers residing on the Old Continent and has a premium price tag of €1 million (about $1.1 million). The German automaker though now sells the A3 e-tron, it's very likely that it still has several EVs in the production line. "We could have built more than we did", said an Audi representative.

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Australian opposition decides to sink gay marriage vote

Gay rights activists fear that an aggressive scare campaign could result in the plebiscite failing, putting same-sex marriage off the national agenda for decades and some marriage equality advocates fear that Labor's decision has ended any chance of same-sex marriage law reform during parliament's current three-year term.

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Samsung woes may benefit local brands

In the USA, leading carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have already halted sales and exchanges of the phone. One of the more dramatic incidents involved a reported replacement phone that caught fire on board a Southwest Airlines plane preparing to depart from Kentucky's Louisville International Airport on October 5, although no injuries were reported.

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Amazon launches music streaming service for Prime members

Amazon pointed out that Prime catalog has witnessed rapid growth to over two million songs and more than 1,000 hand-curated playlists apart from personalized stations. But now the company says millions of members already streaming music through the limited Prime Music service each month. Online bookseller Amazon has launched a full-fledged music streaming service with subscriptions as low as $3.99 per month for owners of its Amazon Echo speaker.

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Fire-proof boxes sent for Galaxy Note 7 returns

It warned that suppliers found selling the device will be in contravention of the Consumer Affairs Act and likely to be prosecuted. Samsung discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 Tuesday after recalling the explosion-prone phones earlier this year.

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Samsung halts production, global sales of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung suspended all production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, halted sales worldwide and told customers to stop using the device. When a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones exploded after its launch in August, the company did a quick diagnosis and referred it to faulty batteries from one of its suppliers.

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Samsung phone recall portends Android turf war

Samsung's shares plunged 8 per cent Tuesday in Seoul , their biggest fall since the 2008 financial crisis. Samsung Electronics' worst-ever recall could cost the company as much as $17 billion after it halted sales of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 for a second time, spelling an nearly certain end for the ill-fated premium model.

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What's In A Design? A Smartphone Battle In The Highest Court

Its bezel and the colorful grid of icons that represent programs and applications. And since the purported design infraction applies only to the phone exterior, Chief Justice John Roberts questioned Tuesday why Apple should get profits from the entire phone - exterior design and inner workings.

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Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung's smartphone brand in question

The news comes one day after Samsung halted production and sales of the Note 7, following complaints that its replacement devices were catching on fire. Although many Note 7 users don't think that any of the Galaxy series devices can replace their phablet, some customers will most likely choose the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge that nearly all carriers offer now to those who turn it their faulty Note 7 units.

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May rejects call for vote as parliament debates scrutiny of Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty - triggering two years of official exit talks - by March 31, but has declined to reveal details of Britain's negotiating hand. "The public's backing for Brexit has, rightly, changed outlooks", said co-founder Stuart Coster. Labour is expected on Wednesday to try to exploit the government's discomfort with a debate on a motion calling for "a full and transparent debate" to allow the Commons to ...

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Facebook to make virtual reality social

The Touch is usable without this as a 2D interface, but if you want to move around the room, face different directions and so on, it will be required. As you've probably guessed, Earphones are in-ear headphones. Current VR headsets that are built for smartphones like Google's goog Daydream View headset that was announced this week cost under $100.

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Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews has hat trick in NHL debut

Matthews scored four goals his first two periods of play, including a natural hat trick, as the Toronto Maple Leafs center rewrote the record book. It's time to get going with the real games, with the real roster and measure ourselves against real National Hockey League teams.

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Hacked email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry

The Clinton campaign has not verified the authenticity of the leaked emails, adding that they could have been altered. Through its Twitter account, the Russian Embassy in Washington has denied any role in the cyberattacks, suggesting USA officials are just "whipping up" anti-Russia feelings.

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Bank of Korea holds rates for 4th month in Oct, as expected

The Bank of Korea said on October 13 that it has revised down its growth outlook for next year to 2.8 percent from the 2.9 percent forecast three months earlier. The downgrade comes as experts warn of hurdles for the economy including an expected U.S. interest rate rise, restructuring by South Korean firms and an anti-graft law that some warn will hurt retailers and food producers.

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Employees rating female customers' bodies

As part of the scandal, it was reported that photos of both customers and staff were taken without their knowledge and their bodies were ranked from one to 10. The Australian privacy commissioner will call on technology giant Apple to explain reports of staff stealing, sharing and ranking of customers' explicit photos.

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Android Nougat 7.1 Developer Preview Available Later This Month

They just come with a Verizon SIM card and three preinstalled apps (Go90, Verizon Messages, My Verizon) that, by the way, can "easily be uninstalled by the user". The only difference is you get a Verizon SIM pre-installed, there's 3 uninstallable apps on-board, and the price is ever so slightly cheaper. The beta will offer a number of updates for those looking to create apps and work within Android, with the biggest draw of the release surely being support for Google's Daydream platform.

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Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) Files An 8-K

Rosenblatt Securities initiated coverage on shares of Barracuda Networks in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley's target price gives a potential downside of -8.55% from the company's last stock close. Faugno David also sold $497,500 worth of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA ) shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 625,934 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,662,644.82.

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Amazon Music Unlimited unveiled, ready to battle Spotify

However, the service enters a crowded market already commanding millions of subscribers, which makes it increasingly hard for newcomers to differentiate their service. There's a Home section that has updates from Amazon's music editors with songs and albums that are trending, the Recommended section has personalised playlists and Now Playing comes with synchronised lyrics.

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FBI investigates amid indication plane crash was intentional

The AP cited an official who was not authorized to speak with the media, who identified the surviving victim as a flight instructor, and the deceased victim his student. "As of now, we have not been able to speak to him because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was still questioning him". Police in Hartford also were investigating an apartment in connection with the wreck.

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BlackBerry is to stop making phones

Chen said he still has one BlackBerry-designed smartphone with a keyboard under wraps, though he hasn't yet decided whether it will be released. BlackBerry's decision to outsource the design and manufacturing of phones will see them follow a process similar to what Google does with its Nexus line of devices - building the software to run on them, but leaving all aspects of design and manufacturing of the hardware to others.

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Irish data regulator probes Yahoo on reported email surveillance

If carried out as described in the Reuters report , the Yahoo incident would be the first case of a USA -based Internet company searching all incoming messages rather than scanning stored messages or focusing on a small number of accounts.

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Samsung Galaxy Fire Forces Evactuation of Aircraft Says Southwest Airlines

Tlali told Traveller24 at the time, "We need to clarify that we have not banned the device on board our aircraft". Brian Green, owner of the phone said that he bought the phablet last September 21 in AT&T and that it is actually a replacement.

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IndusInd Bank reports 25.7% jump in Q2 net; gross NPAs at 0.9%

The net interest margin widened on faster growth in the high-margin retail loans and a dip in cost of funds, he said, adding faster growth in the share of retail loans can help it expand on the key number going forward. The share of current account savings account (CASA) to total deposits improved by 179 basis points to 36.53 percent as on 30 September, from the same period a year ago.

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Native PS4 Controller Support Coming to Steam

However, there's likely to be other notable news out of the two-day event, which kicked off today in Seattle, Washington. As part of the Steam developer Days event this week, Valve announced it would be making changes to the PS4 controller API.

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Simplex Trading buys $4490872 stake in salesforce.com (CRM)

The stock was sold at an average price of $67.76, for a total transaction of $847,000.00. Shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Sep 1, 2016 to "Buy" and Lowered the Price Target to $ 85 from a previous price target of $100.Shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Sep 1, 2016 to "Outperform" and Lowered the Price Target to $ 86 from a previous price target of $98.Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Sep 1, 2016 to "Outperform" and Lowered the Price Target to $ 85 from a previous ...

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Verizon promises Google Pixel will get updates immediately just like iPhones

Turns out things are different with the Verizon version of the Google Pixel, though. Does that make you more confident in purchasing from a Verizon store instead of Google come October 20th? Verizon, which will be the only USA mobile carrier to sell the new Google Pixel smartphone, promised today to push Android updates to the devices as soon as Google makes them available.

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Haley to update state on Matthew recovery

A lot of them were in knee deep water, but there were people on rooftops waiting for boats or helicopters, North Carolina Gov. Residents in several cities were urged to evacuate. Chavis said it's hard to get help to everyone quickly because of flooded roads. McCrory stressed Tuesday that many roads remain flooded and impassable, including a stretch of Interstate 95 near Cumberland.

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USA stocks close sharply lower on earnings concerns, oil retreat

Nasdaq-100 fell 12.5 points, or 0.3%, to 4,881. At 2:47 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 30.92 points, or 0.17 percent, to 18,159.58, the S&P 500 .SPX had gained 4.36 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,141.09 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC had dropped 1.29 points, or 0.02 percent, to 5,245.49.

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Facebook at Work Becomes Workplace by Facebook, Now Opening Up Worldwide

Instead of an advertising-funded model, Facebook has also launched Workplace as its first-ever subscription based service as it looks to become a core component in a number of working environments via one integrated product. These platforms already have loyal and large user bases and it might prove challenging for Facebook to draw them away. It's meant to let employees chat with colleagues to get work done - as opposed to the usual reason we use Facebook at work: for distractions.

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Facebook and Oculus Plan to Make VR Cheaper

In order to use the feature you'll have to spend an extra $79 for a third "Constellation" tracking unit. The social media giant has already made some efforts in this direction by acquiring Oculus, one of the biggest names in the field of virtual reality.

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India lifts in-flight curbs for new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones

By the end of last month almost 60% of all recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the USA and Korea have been exchanged through the program. In the public notice, the regulator advised travellers and the airlines to ensure that the communication device is not turned on or its battery charged on-board the aircraft.

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Spec VW Polo ALLSTAR revealed with new color, features

In fact, the Polo ALLSTAR can pretty much be called an "Ameo without a boot". Aside from the color, the Polo ALLSTAR also gets new 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and "ALLSTAR" branding on the B-Pillars. The petrol mill develops 74bhp and 110Nm of torque while the diesel mill returns 89bhp and 230Nm of torque . Volkswagen is expected to announce prices of the Polo AllStar soon.

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Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT) PT Increased to $72, Reiterated as Outperform

First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 32,954 shares of the company's stock valued at $628,000 after buying an additional 8,754 shares in the last quarter. Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock.

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Harrowing moment dad tells young son his mum died from drug overdose

I'm so sorry". A friend comforts the child as he cries, telling him "Mommy is in heaven", and asking if he knows she loved him repeatedly. He will need you to stay clean, so keep up the good job - 95 days now. kinda hard to hear but you can hear what we're saying". He continued, "Please get help so our children don't have to suffer". In the video posted to Facebook on October 10., Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark was seen sitting across his eight-year-old son, holding his hand and letting the ...

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Google Pixel smartphones listed on Flipkart ahead of preorder

Google has also confirmed that Verizon buyers won't face any delays in receiving the updates. The smartphone will be up for pre-order on Flipkart. A side-by-side comparison between the Nexus 6P and Pixel XL has also been uploaded, and from watching the video, you can tell that the Pixel XL blows the Nexus 6P out of the water in terms of stabilization.


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