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Samsung's posts $7 billion profit despite Note 7 recall

One of the most extreme reports of damage allegedly caused by the Note 7 involved a phone catching fire when charging in a Jeep, which sent the auto up in flames. Samsung , in its response, said it could not retrieve the device and could not confirm whether the incident involved a new Note 7 . It remains to be seen whether the recall will loom over the South Korean tech giant for the next year, with a new report of a Note 7 battery explosion on a U.S.

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Google phones target Apple but could leave Samsung vulnerable

Google claims the Pixel phones have the best camera in the market with a 12.3Megapixel camera on the rear and an8 Megapixel front-facing camera. However, while we don't see any problems with Google's suite of services working with grey imported Pixels, you probably won't get to enjoy the 24/7 live support that Google has promised.

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Supercell Game Launches Quick Training, Bomb Towers

Baby dragons are being changed too, as their level 4 variants will now become accessible to players starting at Town Hall level 10. Supercell provided the game's October update to the fans' delight. It has also stated that seven other troops are listed to see balanced changes; another new feature the "Army quick train" has been added. This panel will enable the players to train their troops without having to click on individual Barracks, which will be merged into a single big queue.

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Melting Note 7 did not stop Samsung making a killing

Samsung Electronics Co. said it expected to report a slight gain in operating profit for the third quarter compared with a year earlier, even as the South Korean smartphone giant wrestled with a global recall of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

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Android 7.1 Nougat won't bring Assistant to everyone

With the first-ever "Made by Google" tag, the company is expecting Pixel to lure buyers of high-end smartphones. The main difference that the two Pixel phones has is that the Google Pixel has a 5-inch screen that features 1080p resolution, while the bigger 5.5-inch Google Pixel Xl offers a much better 2560 x 1440 resolution.

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US Regulators Warn that Samsung Washing Machines May Explode

The Korean company provided a link for washing machine owners to check if their appliance is vulnerable to exploding. Samsung Electronics may still be dealing with the global recall of its smartphones but it must now shift its attention to similar potential safety problems with its washing machines .

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 gets Official Manga and New World Gameplay

So it's only right for the studio to unleash some marketing stints, as they surely want to keep the hype rolling. The new version of the video game is also believed to have enhanced graphics that will surely add to the pleasure of gaming fans.

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British pound shaken by 6 percent 'flash crash'

The pound has been under significant pressure since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on June 23. Changes in the global currency market are coming under scrutiny in the wake of the pound's sudden plunge against the dollar on Friday.

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Google Assistant isn't coming to Android 7.1 - unless you own a Pixel

The Pixel and Pixel XL have sported significant upgrades over the previous-generation lineup of Nexus smartphones. The 5-inch Google Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL usher in a new era for the Google-branded phone line as the Pixel replaces the Nexus name hereafter.

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Say hello to Pixel, Google's very first smartphone

While this new product is insanely compelling, enough to where I've already pre-ordered despite owning an Echo , there is one giant obstacle it has to face: compatibility. The new smartphone will include an upgraded 12 megapixel camera that can take selfies at a quality of 8 megapixels. "Daydream-ready phones are built for VR with high-resolution displays , ultra smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking".

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Google's Pixel to become a direct threat to Apple's ecosystem

EE and Carphone Warehouse have been chosen to exclusively sell the Google Pixel smartphones in the UK. Daydream View will be out for pre-order in U.S from 20 October at Google stores and Verizon. Today's AI assistants are too dumb to hold sustained conversations, read emotions, or change their tone based on the person they're talking to (though all those features are part of Google's product road map).

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PlayStation VR Will Have Nine Games at Launch

Sony's also done a great job of making what could be a very isolating technology more social. " PlayStation VR is ridiculously comfortable". Because it's connected to the PS4, players should also be mindful of the giant cord hanging from the headset that could get in your way while playing.

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5 exciting features exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones

The Pixel's Camera app is also knotted to the phones' new hardware. So why do it? If you have already removed your iPhone's SIM card, you'll need to contact Apple directly to make sure the company has deregistered their phone number with iMessage.

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BMW 8 Series could be topped with 'M8'

The decision to push ahead with the M8 comes after an earlier aborted attempt at mating the original 8 Series with BMW M's performance know-how. BMW is set to revive the 8 Series nameplate, with word of a flagship 'M8 reportedly in the works and ready to hit the road by 2020.

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Google unveils Pixel smartphones and VR headset

While Google's Android operating system has indeed competing against Apple's iOS operating system, the two industry titans will now battle it out in the hardware space after Google unveiled its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones . With a Google logo on the back and a tagline that secures the company as the sole manufacturer, the Google Pixel phones are out to make history; if Google succeeds in this endeavor, that is.

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Tropical storm Nicole intensifies to hurricane strength: National Hurricane Center

Strongest sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour are forecast with gusts Saturday of up to 45 miles per hour east and south of Macon. Wind speeds in Miami will drop as low as 50mph, while in Melbourne, Florida, which is around 180 miles north, speeds will pick up to more than 75mph.

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Confirmed: Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have IP53 dust and water resistance

In moving from providing an operating system - Android - to offering hardware for sale, Google is emulating another big tech player, noted Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research . Traffic news and weather reports can also be read out. Google won't come close to that for the Pixel . And, given that the marquee device unveiled at the event was the Pixel smartphone, with a camera that Google says challenges Apple for the Best Smartphone Camera Ever crown, the search ...

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Facebook wants to bring its free internet service to the US

The Washington Post first reported details of Facebook's discussions and its hopes to launch an app known as Free Basics, citing multiple people familiar with the plan. The FCC has been examining zero-rating since past year to determine whether any specific implementations interfere with the ability of consumers to reach content or the ability of content providers to reach consumers, but the group shows no signs of cracking down on the offerings.

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Google Home is a new AI-based Personal Assistant worth $129

The 12.3-megapixel camera is referred to as the best ever on a smartphone, and Google took a direct swipe at Apple by noting in its presentation the lack of a camera bump on the back. Nexus line was to show how Android is done and sell those at an affordable price. Contract prices aren't much cheaper either with deals from Carphone Warehouse starting from £35.99 per month but this includes a £179.99 upfront cost.

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Here's why Google is limiting access to Google Assistant

Google Pixel opts for a combination of aluminum and glass equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back of its phone, while the iPhone 7 is fully aluminum made and places its fingerprint sensor in its home button. The Pixel draws upon a 2,770mAh cell, while the Pixel XL has a beefy 3,450mAh power pack. The other most interesting announcement from the event was Google Home, which we already knew about but which looks like it could offer some big perks over Amazon Echo, including the ...

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Amazon.In festive sales up three-fold; ships over 50 million units

On Wednesday, Amazon said it received orders for 15 million units during its BBD rival sale event, the Great Indian Festival . From what we know, no other brand has achieved this quantity online or offline ever. Amazon India said on Wednesday that its annual Prime subscription service, priced at Rs 499, emerged as the top selling item in the sale. Also, the end of the festive sale on the e-commerce platforms is not the end of offers from Xiaomi .

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Paul Ryan to stump in Wisconsin with Donald Trump

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday offered rare praise for Hillary Clinton, saying both the Democratic presidential nominee and Donald Trump have "many admirable qualities" for young people to look up to. "Jobs, trade, ending illegal immigration, veteran care, and strengthening our military is what I really want to be talking about". "When he wasn't interrupting the female moderator, he was just ignoring her pleading with him to stop and answer the question", Trump ...

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Verizon to manage Android updates to Pixel phones it sells

By placing Google Assistant only within three form factors - Pixel, Google Home, and its messaging app Allo - Google is ensuring that it can control the number of devices through which users can access the AI. That's not to say the Pixel XL will be bad for playing games on - 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 821 chip should ensure it's no slouch. The Pixel is available in 32GB and 128GB storage options and the iPhone 7 is available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options.

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Here are 5 exclusive features that you will get with the Pixel

Up till the Nexus line-up, Google partnered with other OEMs to build their phones. Pixel comes in two sizes - 5 and 5.5-inch - with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected super AMOLED display . Its new Home device is a sleek internet-connected speaker that's created to respond to voice commands, like Amazon's popular Echo. It is available for pre-order in November.

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Google unveils VR headset that pairs with NFC

He brushed aside concerns that Google's hardware push will pit it against its Android partners. "There's no unsightly camera bump", hardware chief Rick Osterloh said to laughter from the audience at the phone's debut, alluding to the iPhone's raised camera , a feature lamented by some design aficionados.

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Verizon Pixel phone keeps bloat apps at minimum (and totally removable)

So far, there aren't many places you can preorder the phones from - apart from the obvious Google Store online order, you can pop up in a Verizon shop, or go to BestBuy to land that same Verizon model plus some freebies like a $100 gift card and a Chromecast.

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Google Home ready to take on Amazon's Echo

This is also something now used on the commercial level, to offer a better WiFi connection over large or cavernous spaces. A effect of this type of "me too" driver for products by the tech companies is that consumers can end up with devices that never really develop in the way that the companies promised in their marketing and worse, the devices are often discontinued after a relatively short amount of time meaning that they become unsupported.

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Google Home vs Amazon Echo: the weigh

It weighs 1.05 pounds, and it comes in white, with swappable bases available in several colors and materials, including carbon, copper, snow, mango, marine, violet, and slate. So, you can order or cab or a pizza, or ask PCMag for our top product picks. While Siri and the Amazon Echo may have had a head start, Quint believes the market for voice-controlled devices and voice search is nascent enough that Google can still establish itself as the voice search of choice.

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Google Assistant Platform Will Open to Developers by end of 2016

It will perform numerous same tasks as Echo, including playing music and fielding questions plus controlling compatible lights and appliances. Google is positioning the device as the ultimate virtual home assistant , with the ability to answer spoken queries, play music from YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio, use voice controls for connected home devices from the Google-owned Nest, Samsung and Phillips, and even control Netflix.

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Haiti death toll jumps as receding waters reveal more bodies

It was the first hurricane evacuation along the Georgia coast since 1999, when the state narrowly escaped Floyd. Those counties have a combined population of more than 522,000 people. "I'll watch it on TV". "FPL is anticipating a significant and challenging restoration effort along parts of Florida's east coast", the utility said in a statement.

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Google Pixel, Daydream View VR Headsets In One Package For Preorders?

Both are US devices, but they outsource hardware to China and Taiwan. Google had briefly been involved in manufacturing its own phones when it acquired Motorola back in 2012, though it sold Motorola Mobility on to Lenovo in 2014. Google Pixel will come in two sizes: 5-inch and 5.5-inch XL that will cost $649 and $769 respectively, nearly similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Verizon to lock bootloader, handle system updates for its Pixel models

Let's start by clearing up this Verizon exclusive business . Google has apparently confirmed to 9to5Google that for any Pixel phones bought from Verizon, the network (and not Google) will be in charge of system software upgrades. Google has priced its Pixel and Pixel XL phones similar to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As I said before , it's an even smaller number of people who will buy their phone online, and choose a Pixel over an equally-specced but much cheaper LG v20 or ...

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Verizon will control Android updates for Google Pixel phones it sells

Of those three, we expect to find the My Verizon app, as it is your portal to your account and the means by which you can view bills, remaining phone balances, monthly data usage, and more from your handset. If you're not on Verizon, buy the phone through the Google Store and choose whichever major carrier (AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile) you want. Both Google and Verizon offer financing for the Pixel .

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How you, too, can claim Donald Trump-like tax deductions

The Times said it based its story on the first pages of Trump's 1995 state income tax filings in New York, New Jersey and CT. "Yes, absolutely, my father pays a tremendous amount of tax and we as a company hire a tremendous amount of people (which) leads to people being able to care for their children and families", Trump responded.

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Creepy clown sightings sweeping United States hit Victoria

The event gives attendees the opportunity to dress up and wear clown makeup and masks in order to show that not all clowns are violent. He is scheduled to appear in Shelburne provincial court on November 2. Gatineau police declined to charge the teens. One of the clowns had a knife, one had a briefcase and one had a gun "in his pocket", police said. "It's a public safety issue, not just for the motorist but also the individual standing in the roadway or jumping in front of the cars", Kerr ...


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