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Samsung's insane day: Bumper profits, new phone and its chief on trial

Samsung, which last week unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, was helped by strong sales of memory chips. Some say the S8 could set a new first-year sales record. Investors and analysts expect Samsung to report its best quarterly profit in April-June, with the Galaxy S8 smartphone hitting the market on April 21 in Samsung's first premium device launch since the Note7's withdrawal in October.

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United Airlines Flight Passenger Press Conference

American Airlines has said passengers who have boarded the plane will not be removed to free up their seat. Dao's attorney on Thursday said his client had suffered a concussion and a broken nose and lost two teeth. Over 150,000 people have signed an online petition calling for United boss Oscar Munoz to be sacked after he initially claimed in an email to staff Dr Dao had been disruptive and belligerent.

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Canadian men win 1st rugby 7s tournament in Singapore

Team Canada veteran John Moonlight said the lopsided loss to Fiji provided motivation for the playoffs. "We've worked so hard over the years". All three teams will be familiar to each other as this is the same pool line-up from this season's Sydney 7s where Ireland defeated both Fiji and Brazil.

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NASA Find Ingredients For Life On Two Ocean Worlds Beyond Earth

During an April 13 press conference , scientists from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn announced that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn's Enceladus moon. A liquid ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, which is barely 300 miles across. NASA stresses the findings, that were announced in the journal Science , do not mean that there is life on either moon, but that there may be favourable conditions to harbour life.

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Indians are so aggrieved with Snapchat boss that they're deleting the app

Snapchat CEO Evan Spielgel has been under fire from the Indian netizens over his alleged comment calling countries India and Spain poor for his app. According to the last released stats in 2015, Snapchat had more than four million users in India . The incident has drawn a predictably strong response on social media, tagged with #boycottsnapchat .

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US, China working on 'North Korea problem,' Trump says

Tensions have risen as Mr Trump takes a hard rhetorical line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from China and proceeded with nuclear and missile programmes seen by Washington as a direct threat. Many outside analysts believe that North Korea has not yet mastered the technology to build warheads small enough to place on long-range missiles, though some civilian experts say it can already build nuclear-tipped shorter range missiles that have South Korea and ...

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Antonio Conte takes blame after Chelsea FC fall at Old Trafford

United opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Ander Herrera picked up a lose pass in the center of the park, drove towards goal unmarked and fed Marcus Rashford who swept past Asmir Begovic in goal. Chelsea which led by 11 points in February now have 75 points while Spurs have 71, with six matches to go. But today I think was a special performance because it's also a special opponent - the leaders, the way they play.

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Sebastian Vettel loving life with revived Ferrari

Hamilton finished more than six seconds adrift of his main title rival with pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas crossing the line in third place. Hamilton is current on 61 points in the drivers' championship, seven behind Vettel, with Bottas in third place on 38 points.

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David Dao Just Filed a Lawsuit Against United Airlines

In an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America, Mr Munoz said he was immediately filled with "palpable" shame and embarrassment at the incident - and voiced remorse for not "truly expressing what we were feeling" in his initial apology.

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Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Matthew closed out his email by noting that "Microsoft will need to release fixes for several of the ETERNAL exploits and customers should ensure they apply them as soon as available". The Shadow Brokers are back with another batch of hacking tools allegedly from the National Security Agency that includes Microsoft zero-day exploits and backdoors into SWIFT banking system service bureaus.

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Russian Federation maintains support for Assad after Tillerson meeting

The United States launched a targeted missile attack against the airfield two days after the chemical attack. "They were there. So we'll find out", he said . we have to do something". Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the two countries had agreed to work together on an worldwide investigation into the attack that prompted retaliatory American missile strikes .

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NSA hacked Mideast bank networks, new leak suggests

The SWIFT messaging system is used by banks to transfer trillions of dollars each day. Microsoft researchers were working late into the hours the Friday before this holiday weekend looking to address yesterday's Shadow Brokers dump of Windows exploits.

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Trump says "someone should look into who paid for" tax return rallies

Saturday's protests were among the biggest anti-Trump demonstrations since January's Women's March and totaled tens of thousands of people in around 100 cities. Thousands of protesters gathered across the USA on Saturday for the Tax March calling Trump release his taxes. "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" which requires some fact-checking.

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NASA says Saturn moon has 'all the ingredients needed to support life'

This discovery provides further evidence for hydrothermal activity (illustrated here) and heightens the possibility that the ocean of Enceladus could have conditions suitable for microbial life. The SwRI-led team's discovery suggests that Enceladus' ocean floor could include features analogous to hydrothermal vents on Earth, which are known to support life on the seafloor.

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Microsoft Says It Has Patched Leaked NSA Hacks

But the organisation said that the local messaging systems of some Swift client banks had been breached. The NSA could not immediately be reached for comment. Hackers use them to insert back doors for continued access, eavesdropping or to insert other tools. When hacking group "Shadow Brokers" started leaking NSA-discovered exploits, many people were understandably anxious.

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LG does better than expected

It is thought that Samsung's semiconductor division is responsible for the better than expected financial results, and analysts predict that the company will see even more success in the second quarter of the year as hype over the firm's newest handset, the Galaxy S8, builds.

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Calgary man stung by scorpion on United Airlines flight

The airline offered compensation to all customers on board last Sunday's United Flight 3411. The airline, whose advertising slogan is "fly the friendly skies", was also ridiculed on social media as the incident became a symbol of growing discontent with the way some air passengers are treated.

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Apple is going to test self-driving cars

Now that Apple will have to file public reports regarding its self-driving trials, expect more information to become available about Project Titan. Apple did offer an inkling of its strategy in a December 2016 letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the Department of Transportation's Federal Automated Vehicles Policy and its desire to work with the agency on helping to define industry best practices.

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Japan says it must remain on alert over N. Korea

Pence said Trump was hopeful China "will take actions needed to bring about change in policy" in North Korea . The United States has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" is over. "U.S.A." On Wednesday he seemed more upbeat, tweeting: "Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea ".

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Android Nougat 7.1.2 Cripples Fingerprint Sensors

It is very common for a smartphone owner to be excited about the latest updates . Separately, Pixel and Pixel XL users also faced issues relating to their Bluetooth setup. Unfortunately, this issue could not be solved by rebooting or restarting in safe mode. The issue is primarily associated with Android 7.0 on the device, but the firm claims that even those users who have downgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow continue facing the issue.

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United Amends Crew Booking Policy After Man Dragged off Plane

After the incident in Chicago, critics questioned why United didn't offer more when no passengers accepted the airline's $800 offer for volunteers to give up their seats. Crystal Pepper says seeing her father removed from the Sunday flight was "exacerbated" by the fact it was caught on video and widely distributed. It needs to look at its business and realize that passengers are its lifeblood, and because of that they need to be treated with the utmost respect and compassion and to make sure ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 won't get Bixby Voice features from the day one

That's good news for Samsung , which has had to pick itself up after the Note 7 fail, shake off the shadow of consumer fears and refresh itself with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Instead of issuing voice commands, owners will have to contend with using their fingers to utilize Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder. Samsung's voice-assistant Bixby will not ship with any of its voice control functionality at launch.

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Pence to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone

Choe Ryong Hae, widely regarded as the secretive state's number two leading official, accused President Donald Trump of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by sending American forces to the region. Abe said that "we need to apply pressure on North Korea so they seriously respond to a dialogue" with the global community. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week", McMaster said Trump had directed the National Security Council to collaborate with the Defence and State ...

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving auto race

Apple is the 30 company to obtain a testing permit in California, and it joins its fellow tech giants like Tesla Motors, Uber and Google , which has an independent self-driving vehicle subsidiary called Waymo, in the race to develop autonomous technology.

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Google Pixel 2 May Feature A Curved OLED Display

An industry source in South Korea said that LG had been in talks with Google over panel supply for a new smartphone since a year ago, and that the American company had offered down payments, though nothing had been decided. Google is no stranger to the smartphone space as they've been it for years with their Nexus lineup, but the Pixel launch has been a bit of a rough go.

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An Easter Message From Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' On 'SNL'

He later apologised for the same. "Steve, you may be smart, but I once walked in on you eating a live pig in the Roosevelt Room", Baldwin says. "I clearly meant to say 'concentration clubs, ' Okay?" "Jared, you take the most attractive photos", Baldwin's Trump began.

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Musk Lays Out Timeline for Tesla Semi Truck, Electric Pickup

We can also expect a convertible from Tesla eventually, and we will be getting the final details on the Model 3 this July. "We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate", he said .

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NASA finds ALIEN life possibility on Saturn's moon Enceladus

The necessary ingredients for life as we know it include liquid water, energy sources and chemicals such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus. "Chemical disequilibrium that is known to support microbial life in Earth's deep oceans is also available to support life in the Enceladus ocean". The hydrogen detection resulted from Cassini's October 2015 deep dive close to the surface of Enceladus.

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North Korea fails to launch missile: USPACOM

His visit comes a day after North Korea held a grand military parade in its capital city of Pyongyang, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder. Diplomatic actions seem to be the way to go, but that might be much easier said than done - North Korea is a notoriously hard government to deal with, and decades of attempts at negotiations have produced little result.

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Japanese prime minister warns of possible sarin missile strike by North Korea

Trump has suggested the US will take a tougher stance against North Korea, telling reporters last week: "North Korea is a problem". South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure.

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Mike Pence travels to Japan, South Korea as tensions simmer

Despite North Korea's provocations, US officials have said that the USA doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. "Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" The US nuclear-powered Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group is also heading to the region.

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Former Afghan president calls decision to drop massive US bomb 'treason'

Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted the network of caves and tunnels, which had been heavily mined. He said that several houses, mosques and other buildings developed cracks due to the impact of the bombing. So why did Trump drop the "mother of all bombs"? It was previously claimed that 36 Isis fighters died when the 9,800kg (21,600lb) GBU-43 bomb was dropped on Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

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Shadow Brokers release SWIFT banking and Windows exploits

National Security Agency has burrowed deep into the Middle East's financial network. Hickey said the Windows exploits leaked on Friday could be used to conduct espionage and target critical data in Windows-based environments. The former NSA contractor, who has fled to Russian Federation to avoid prosecution, said the NSA knew about the breach but refused to inform software companies.

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Hamill pays emotional tribute to Fisher at 'Star Wars' reunion

Viewers get their first look at the main character in the single player campaign, Iden Versio . That just leaves DICE and, of course, the team renowned for epic multiplayer is in charge of Battlefront II's competitive component. If you were concerned that the new favourite may be too incapacitated to take on The First Order in the next film, worry not. Todd Fisher made headlines last week when he hinted that old footage of Carrie as her character Leia Organa would be used in the latest ...

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Delta OKs $10000 Payments To Passengers On Overbooked Flights

Prior to Dr. David Dao being dragged off the plane by local police, reports claim passengers on the United flight were offered $800 plus a hotel room as compensation for giving up their seat. I deeply apologise to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard", Munoz said of the passenger he seemed to fault in his letter to employees.


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