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Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can't have it

Reports that its flagship Note 7 devices were prone to exploding forced the manufacturer to withdraw the products past year at considerable cost. The first-quarter operating profit was above the market's earlier estimate of 9.43 trillion won, compiled by Yonhap Infomax, the financial news arm of Yonhap news agency .

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Microsoft says exploits leaked by Shadow Brokers were addressed by prior patches

Say what you want about Microsoft, but the company stays on top of security. The crown jewel of the implant collection appears to be a program named FUZZBUNCH, which essentially automates the deployment of NSA malware, and would allow a member of agency's Tailored Access Operations group to more easily infect a target from their desk.

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Delta Air Lines to offer $10K for bumping

United Airlines failed to remove Dr David Dao's luggage from a flight they dragged him off and then sent it to the wrong address, his lawyer says. Mr Bell flicked the scorpion on to the floor and a flight attendant covered it with a cup before throwing it away in the bathroom.A nurse who happened to be on board gave him a painkiller as a precaution, he said .

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French presidential race tightens further as vote looms in nine days

One-third of french voters - 34% - have not decided who to vote for weeks before the presidential election . Opinion polls have put Le Pen in first or second place in the first round of voting on April 23, although her three main rivals are now close enough for any two of the four to go through to the runoff.

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Apple given permission to test self-driving cars in California

The company just secured a permit for testing autonomous driving technology in California on public roads, which is one of the first official confirmations that Apple is indeed researching self-driving technology in an effort to compete with Google and Tesla.

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March 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4 & Xbox One

That means the Wild game for Switch actually sold more than 100 percent as an attach rate with the system. The Japanese platform holder also noted that the Switch is the "fastest-selling video game system in Nintendo history". The Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild even managed to sell more copies than Nintendo sold Switch consoles. In the same announcement, Nintendo announced they sold 1.3 million copies of Zelda .

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NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online

Labeled as an Kerberos exploit targeting 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 domain controllers, Microsoft said MS14-068 contains a patch for these attacks. Documents included in the Shadow Brokers release suggest that the NSA, after penetrating the firewall of the SWIFT service providers, used Microsoft exploits to target the computers interacting with the SWIFT network, Comae Technologies' Suiche said.

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus With Infinity Display

Samsung C series will be more agreeable if they introduced more smartphones like Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro and it's quite interesting that the Galaxy C series have just 3 smartphones till to know. As to the second part of your question, the Samsung Galaxy S8 boasts some significant improvements over its predecessor, but it's nothing you won't be able to live without.

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OnePlus Rolls Out OxygenOS 4.1.3 Update for OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus, in its changelog mentions that they have fixed the 'Instagram swiping bug, ' as well. Previously, they released Oxygen OS 4.1.1 which started the 7.1.1 Nougat Update with the roll out of Google Assistant as well. The changelog for the OnePlus 3T reveals the arrival of the same features and bug fixes as that for OnePlus 3. OnePlus says, "The OTA will reach a small percentage of users today, and we'll begin a broader rollout in a few days".

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Microsoft Gets Own Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8

As Samsung's top-line handsets, the Galaxy S8 models will challenge the latest Apple iPhones. According to JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall, who was cited in several news reports yesterday, the new iPhone will likely make "less use of curved OLED which may result in a slightly less "infinity" screen form factor".

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Samsung's Quarterly Forecast Suggests the Best Profits in Over Three Years

Following issues with the Note 7, the Korean company suffered its worst decline in smartphone sales, according to tech research firm Gartner . Some researchers forecast the S8, which sports the largest screens for Samsung high-end smartphones to date, would set a new first-year sales record.

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Apple joins driverless vehicle test applicants

A quarter of all miles driven in the USA may happen in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, Boston Consulting Group said this month. Apple didn't respond to a request for a comment on news related to the permit. The permit was revealed with Apple's appearance on a list of approved companies on the state automotive regulator's website yesterday.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 In The US Will Not Have Bixby At Launch

The company's widely touted artificial intelligence tool Bixby - seen as a rival for Apple's Siri - won't be fully operational in time for the US release of the Galaxy S8. Samsung described Bixby as a tool that would let you perform any touch actions by voice on the Galaxy S8 , which would be a huge win for Samsung .

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Nokia 6 Users Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1

A tipster has sent schematics about the Nokia 9 and Nokia 8 to Nokia Power User, the website that has recently shared some rumors about the Nokia 9. The home button, together with the fingerprint sensor, have been moved to the back, just under the dual lens camera.

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Apple handed self-driving test permit

The agency said Apple has been given permission to test three cars manufactured by Lexus. In March, the state's DMV announced it was was bringing into the sunlight the autonomous auto testing being doing by companies in the state. You weren't expecting a picture of an Apple Car, were you? Apple would have loved to keep this under wraps, but unfortunately, they have to get a permit before they begin testing.

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Nintendo Switch Mini Will Release by 2019, Analysts Predict

The Switch was a huge hit in the United States in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group . That gives an attach rate of more than 100 percent. Nintendo says they are working to make sure everyone who wants a Switch is able to buy one and that more shipments of consoles are on the way. Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console - Project Scorpio - alongside an unbelievable lineup of new ...

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Apple Inc allowed to road test self-driving vehicles in California

The news doesn't confirm whether Apple is developing its own driverless vehicle or if it's strictly working on self-driving technology, but it does substantiate rumors of the company looking to join the autonomous-vehicle revolution. "When you have $250 billion in the bank, you can pretty much do anything". Apple will chip away at this space, and at some stage reveal their plans - you'd be mad to assume it's the future of Apple , but you'd also be mad to assume it won't be a huge part ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone will ship initially without one of its key new features - the voice-controlled assistant Bixby. Unlike Cortana or Google Assistant, Bixby is deeply engraved to both software and hardware which is why Samsung was bullish about it at the time of the unveiling of Galaxy S8.

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Nintendo Shares Jump After Switch Sets U.S. Sales Records

Additionally, they expect the Switch to sell 25.7 million units by the March 2019 fiscal year. While " Breath of the Wild " has sold more copies than the Nintendo Switch , it does not mean that the console did not sell well . It's important to note both of those consoles were shipped in November of their respective launch years, while the Switch debuted in the spring. You can play the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild on the go.

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'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever

Variety reports that The Fate of the Furious is on course to debut with $103.8 million domestically (the 38th biggest opening weekend), but it's worldwide gross is at a staggering $430.4 million, 36% higher than the previous record set by Jurassic World with $316.7 million.

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Breath of the Wild Outsold Nintendo Switch

The initial success of the Switch - which works as both a TV-linked console and a portable device - is directly tied to Nintendo's classic video game franchise "The Legend of Zelda ", according to analysts. Looking ahead, we are excited to share more about our plans for Xbox One, including launching the world's most powerful console - Project Scorpio - alongside an wonderful lineup of new Xbox One games.

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April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch blamed the false reports on "animal rights activists" he said were opposed to keeping animals in captivity. A GoFundMe fundraising page which initially set a goal of 50,000 United States dollars sat at more than 125,000 USA dollars on Saturday morning. The collision with the ground helps shatter the amniotic sac and helps her new baby breathe for the first time on its own.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Security Cracked with Just a Photo

A quick search on the Wi-Fi Alliance website reveals a certified Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus that carries model number SM-G955U1. The video , by iDeviceHelp, shows the phone unlocking (after a few attempts) by a fullscreen selfie held above it on another S8.

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Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

While other companies working on self-driving technology have shared their plans, Apple has remained silent about its project for self-driving vehicles. However, this didn't work out as planned and the company reportedly chose to shift into developing software for existing carmakers instead. Companies that have been issued permits also include Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Ford Motor Co, Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG, Tesla Motors Inc and General Motors Co.

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Apple OK'd to test self-driving cars in Calif.

Apple happens to be a bit late to the party being the last on a rather long list of companies, which include usual suspects Mercedes, GM, Volkswagen, Tesla, Uber, Nissan, Ford and Honda, who have been awarded said permit to commence testing of the autonomous vehicles.

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Thousands Turn Out For Anti-Trump Tax March In Philadelphia

They showed Trump paid $38 million in taxes on more than $150 million in income. Meanwhile nearby, someone brought a large inflatable chicken with a Trump-like hair-do and features. Capitol, where members of Congress addressed the crowd before it marched to the Lincoln Memorial. "The simple truth is he's got a lot to hide", said Waters "If he thinks he can get away with playing king, he's got another thought coming", said Waters.

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Samsung Bixby May Take Time To Reach The US

Later, Microsoft entered the game with its own version of an intelligent personal assistant - Cortana and a year ago Google went full throttle with its AI-powered Google Assistant which was initially only available to Pixel devices. " Samsung's sales results for its high-end smartphones fell short of expectations in the first quarter as consumers' confidence in the brand had yet to fully recover from the recall of Galaxy Note 7", the report said.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Won't Launch With Bixby Voice

Samsung had previously said that US English and Korean would be the only two languages that Bixby supported at launch, but promised " more language support to follow". Some features of the smart assistant will be available upon launch, like its augmented reality features, making suggestions on apps to use based on location, time of day and learning habits over time.

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Nintendo Switch Great Comeback Story: Fastest Seller in Nintendo History

The console has been on the market for only a month but it is already looking to break the million units point. Breath of the Wild , which launched alongside the Switch on March 3, also set internal records at Nintendo. Is Nintendo tipped to release a Switch Mini in the near future? Also, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch users will be able to purchase the dock for the console separately starting next month.

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Google Hire might be the next LinkedIn or Greenhouse

Google Hire service has already started working, and its first advertisers are Warner Bros. subsidiary DramaFever and the startups Medisas , Poynt , and others. Back in 2015, CEO Sunder Pachai had said that Bepop's acquisition would help Google in providing integrated cloud products at every level like Android, applications like Gmail and Docs and developer frameworks for mobile and enterprise users.

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April the giraffe welcomes baby

April helps her newly born unamed baby giraffe stand at the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York, U.S. April 15, 2017 . Animal Adventure's owner, Jordan Patch, has described the global attention as "overwhelming" for him and his four-member staff, who also care for 200 other animals.

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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

As reported Friday by Emptywheel , a Shadow Brokers release from early January gave NSA officials notice of some of the exploit names obtained by the mysterious person or group and later included in Friday's release. Consumers using Windows PCs could be at risk, though experts say these kinds of tools are more commonly used to target businesses. TheShadowBrokers , which startled the security experts past year by releasing some of the NSA's hacking tools, has recently resumed pouring ...

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Is Apple self-driving vehicle software coming? DMV permit suggests so

Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field was made official Friday with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles had awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving auto technology on public roads in the state.

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Apple enters self-driving vehicle race

Apple is now among the thirty or so companies that have a permit to test self-driving cars in the State of California. They will be testing the 2015 Lexus Rx 450 hybrid SUVs. It now seems that Apple is working in partnership to develop technology with an established manufacturer of motor vehicles. Although iPhone's ongoing popularity has helped Apple remain the world's most valuable company, the company hasn't had a breakthrough product since the 2010 debut of the iPad, now in the ...

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Mobile's network lets the Samsung Galaxy S8 achieve gigabit-level LTE speeds

According to the spokesperson who spoke to The Verge , the Microsoft Edition essentially adds Outlook and Cortana to the slate of apps bundled with the handset. Samsung has the smartphone with the best selling prospects (in the Western world) that's not an iPhone. The smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will come with a QuadHD Infinity display with 570 pixels per inch (ppi) along with 4GB RAM.


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