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Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries - Nikkei Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries - Nikkei
- October 22, 2016

Meanwhile, about Samsung's reportedly ongoing negotiations with LG Chem for supplying batteries for Galaxy S8, a Samsung executive told The Korean Herald: "We are looking at diverse suppliers, including LG Chem". According to the CTIA, Samsung is the only manufacturer that is using an in-house battery-testing facility to have their own products tested before they release and sell their phones in the Unites States. (more...)
Apple claims 90% of iPhone chargers sold on Amazon are counterfeit Apple claims 90% of iPhone chargers sold on Amazon are counterfeit
- October 22, 2016

Apple said these counterfeit goods can sometimes catch fire, overheat or deliver a deadly shock to consumers while in normal use. Some consumers recently bought " genuine " bad quality Apple product in Amazon, and they are starting to complain. (more...)
Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution Qualcomm announces 5G modem solution
- October 22, 2016

The Snapdragon X50 will support Multiple-Input Multiple-Output antenna arrays and adaptive beamforming and beam tracking techniques, which Qualcomm explained extends mmWave's mobility and reach to non-line-of-sight situations. The Snapdragon X50 5G modem builds on QTI's long history of delivering industry-leading orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) chips and technology, previously demonstrated by the company's industry leadership in several generations of LTE technology and ... (more...)
Several airlines including Srilankan bans Samsung 7 Note
- October 21, 2016

The battery of the Galaxy Note 7 has been known to overheat and catch fire, with Samsung issuing a recall for about 2.5 million phones. The customer service booths will allow passengers to switch out their recalled Galaxy Note 7 (along with the data on it) to another Samsung device. (more...)
Apple's October 27 event is scheduled
- October 21, 2016

However, we are not sure that this event will be about Macs, but that is the logical assumption. A lot is being said about the supposed redesigned flatter keyboard that will have the highly-anticipated OLED touch panel instead of the physical buttons. (more...)
Samsung Unveils World's First 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM Module For Smartphones Samsung Unveils World's First 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM Module For Smartphones
- October 21, 2016

In order to achieve this feat, Samsung's 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package packs four 10nm class 16Gb LPDDR4 dies into a single package. "The advent of our powerful 8GB mobile DRAM solution will enable more capable next-generation, flagship mobile devices around the world", Joo Sun Choi, Samsung executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, commented. (more...)
Harley-Davidson's Q3 Results Meet On Earnings, Sales Harley-Davidson's Q3 Results Meet On Earnings, Sales
- October 21, 2016

The 15 stock analysts who cover the stock have an average PT at $52.47, with individual targets in the range of $40 to $66. Harley-Davidson's shares have remained inactive so far following the release. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 23rd. The rating was initiated by Bernstein with "Outperform" on Friday, September 9. (more...)
FBI, Czech Police Arrest Russian in Connection With US Hacking Attacks FBI, Czech Police Arrest Russian in Connection With US Hacking Attacks
- October 20, 2016

Screenshot of Czech video of suspected hacker under arrest. The arrest, the bureau noted, was made pursuant to an INTERPOL red notice , highlighting the collaboration between US law enforcement and worldwide partners. "Based on briefings we have received, we have concluded that the Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious and concerted effort to influence the United States election", said Sen. (more...)
Stock Taking Spotlight: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) Stock Taking Spotlight: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)
- October 20, 2016

Typically if a large percentage of analysts lower their revisions, the company is more likely to disappoint the Street. Seagate Technology PLC is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. PGGM Investments raised its position in shares of Seagate Technology PLC by 96.4% in the second quarter . BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Seagate Technology PLC by 6.2% in the second quarter . (more...)
Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion
- October 20, 2016

Samsung already slashed its third-quarter profit forecast by $2.6 billion earlier this week, an amount that could wipe out its entire mobile business profit. Song Myung-Sup, an analyst at Hi Investment & Securities, said the impact would be felt for many quarters to come. Reuters reports that Samsung plans to make up for lost revenue by expanding the sales of its other offerings, such as the popular Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones. (more...)
Netflix soars 20% as new subscribers stream in
- October 18, 2016

In the three months to the end of September Netflix had about 83.3 million subscribers. Internet television network Netflix (NFLX) late Monday reported much-better-than-expected subscriber growth in the third quarter, helped by worldwide expansion and well-received shows like " Stranger Things " and the second season of " Narcos ". (more...)
US bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from air travel
- October 16, 2016

Passengers who try to take their Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard aircraft may be forced to relinquish their devices and may face fines, the agencies said . The botched recall raised questions about Samsung's initial analysis of the Note 7 phone's problems. The action by aviation regulators follows the Consumer Product Safety Commission's announcement on Thursday it was nearly doubling the number of Note 7 phones covered under a United States government-sanctioned recall. (more...)
Apple Employees at Carindale Store in Australia Fired in Photo Scandal Apple Employees at Carindale Store in Australia Fired in Photo Scandal
- October 13, 2016

All of the photos were then shared with staff members at other Queensland stores, and it's thought a store in Sydney is also involved. "Based on our investigation thus far, we have seen no evidence that customer data or photos were inappropriately transferred or that anyone was photographed by these former employees", Apple said in a statement, Mashable reports . (more...)
Samsung suffers ongoing losses in Seoul Stock Exchange
- October 13, 2016

When the initial battery problems were brought to light, the original Note 7 units were pulled from the market by Samsung Gulf. Samsung's shares plunged 8 percent Tuesday in Seoul , their biggest fall since the 2008 financial crisis. Samsung Securities said on October 12 that Samsung Electronics ' recall costs for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone could surge to 2 trillion won (US$1.80 billion), nearly doubling from the earlier estimates. (more...)
Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames autopilot Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames autopilot
- October 12, 2016

At a typical sales price above United States dollars $100,000, Tesla Model S not only has redefined the sports auto genre but also has given a huge boost to vehicle electrification in general because of its stylishness and reliability, and Musk's constant high-profile cheerleading for the future of electric cars. (more...)
Microsoft is building redesigned Paint app for Windows 10 Microsoft is building redesigned Paint app for Windows 10
- October 10, 2016

If this build sounds familiar it is the base build for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that was released on 02 August with KB3176929 that brought the Anniversary Update release to OS Build 14393.10. Unfortunately, Home edition is still limited to 12 hours, which is incredibly frustrating if you want to block updates from happening during periods longer than half the day. (more...)
Alec Baldwin's Trump Addresses Tape Controversy on 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump Addresses Tape Controversy on 'SNL': "Are You Not Entertained?"
- October 09, 2016

Grab them by the p-y". "I wish that I was that hurricane, tearing through that Miami pussy". Baldwin appeared as Trump to discuss Friday's revelations. Listen, women, if you give me a chance, I promise I can do a whole lot more than just grab it. McKinnion's Clinton, who was dancing to Kool & the Gang's "Celebration", was then asked if Trump should drop out of the race. (more...)
Radioactive Leak At Cargo Terminal Of Delhi's IGI Airport Radioactive Leak At Cargo Terminal Of Delhi's IGI Airport
- October 09, 2016

The shipment was meant for biomedical companies in New Delhi and a few other Indian cities, he said. CISF officials on duty at IGI Airport New Delhi had intimated the authorities in NDRF. The entire cargo area of the T3 terminal was cordoned off and evacuated following the alert. A team of doctors from Medanta hospital were also rushed to the spot. (more...)
Mercedes unveils concept for electric lineup
- October 07, 2016

Still, most people looking for modestly priced cars don't buy electrics because they're more expensive than the same vehicle with a gasoline or diesel engine, and driving range is still limited, as is the number of places to recharge away from home. (more...)
Microsoft's Alleged Surface Keyboard Revealed In FCC Filing Microsoft's Alleged Surface Keyboard Revealed In FCC Filing
- October 07, 2016

The filing was spotted by Windows Central , which has also reported that Microsoft is working on two separate versions of the desktop keyboards - one with a more streamlined design and one with the ergonomic Bluetooth elements mentioned in last week's listing. (more...)
Government forces gain ground near Aleppo Government forces gain ground near Aleppo
- October 06, 2016

More than 70 civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded in the air raids, that hit the neighbourhoods of Bustan al-Qasr, Ard al-Hamra and Sakhour. The International Syria Support Group, chaired by Moscow and Washington, was to meet again in NY on Thursday to try to end the war. Otherwise, Kerry said, there's "no chance" for the process to continue. (more...)
Samsung targeted by activist investors to restructure
- October 06, 2016

Through Blake Capital and Potter Capital - both Elliott affiliates - Singer has taken a 0.62 percent stake in the company. "The Samsung Electronics Value Enhancement Proposals are created to address that steep valuation gap and be a basis for the sustainable enhancement of shareholder value for the benefit of all stakeholders". (more...)
VW Just Hatched Its New ID Electric Concept, Confirms For 2020 Production
- September 30, 2016

The concept is powered by a 168bhp electric motor and is claimed to be capable of between 249 and 373 miles to one charge, depending on the driving circumstances. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a steering wheel that retracts into the dashboard when the auto is driving itself as reports suggest there are also plans to include automated driving in the I.D.by 2025. (more...)
Salesforce Tries To Block Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Salesforce Tries To Block Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition
- September 30, 2016

The combative remarks hint at a renewed chill in the relationship between Salesforce and Microsoft . Salesforce.com has also suggested that the deal would give Microsoft an unfair advantage over rivals by combining its own software services with the information held by the social network, two of the people said. (more...)
Michelle Obama goes off on Donald Trump Michelle Obama goes off on Donald Trump
- September 30, 2016

At a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton on September 13, Obama expressed his absolute support for the former secretary of state in her quest for the presidency and denounced any ongoing speculation about her fitness for office. "And if you vote for someone other than Hillary, or if you don't vote at all, then you are helping to elect Hillary's opponent". "If a candidate thinks that not paying taxes makes you smart, or that it's good business when people lose their homes.That's the kind of ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Company To Issue Replacements Starting Sept. 21
- September 29, 2016

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall , saying consumers had anxiously awaited the action after Samsung stopped selling the smartphones worldwide on September 2 and recalled those that had already been sold. (more...)
US Formally Recalls 1 Million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices
- September 29, 2016

US safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Thursday after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage. However, other industry experts say Samsung's relatively quick decision to tackle the battery issue and re-release the Galaxy Note 7 could also present an opportunity for the company to regain loyal consumers' trust. (more...)
Transformers and the Resident Evil remaster highlight October's free PlayStation Plus games Transformers and the Resident Evil remaster highlight October's free PlayStation Plus games
- September 29, 2016

Not only is Capcom's horror flagship celebrating its 20th anniversary, but the addition of RE remastered for PlayStation 4 injects a little Halloween spirit into the Instant Game Collection. Resident Evil HD and Transformers: Devastation are both free for PlayStation 4 next month as long as you subscribe to PlayStation Plus. Also up for grabs for PS3 owners next month is Mad Riders, a motocross racing game helmed by Dead Island series developer Techland. (more...)
Apple's iOS 10 update causing major headaches
- September 23, 2016

The updates bring a host of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to millions of Apple devices worldwide. The only other issue that we can see was actually how long the download was taking, although this is to always be expected on the day of a new release. (more...)
Tesla Wins Contract For California Energy Storage Facility Tesla Wins Contract For California Energy Storage Facility
- September 23, 2016

The Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir, which used to feed the network of natural gas peaker plants in the Los Angeles basin, was closed following a rupture in October 2015. The state Public Utilities Commission voted an order in 2013 that will oblige California utility suppliers to install 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020. (more...)
The Zuckerbergs have a new charitable goal: End all disease The Zuckerbergs have a new charitable goal: End all disease
- September 22, 2016

Just having someone looking to cure diseases before they happen rather than profit off treatment after the fact is pretty heartening. Zuckerberg stated that he and Chan have spent the past two years speaking to scientists and other experts to plan the endeavour. (more...)
Apple starts rolling out iOS 10 for all users
- September 14, 2016

If there isn't enough battery life left, Apple will wait for the device to be connected to a power source before installing the software. Notable additions include a Raise to Wake function that wakes up the iPhone screen ( iPhone 6 onwards) when the handset is picked up for quick, easy access to notifications, for example. (more...)
Samsung promises to replace faulty Galaxy Note 7 over exploding battery
- September 14, 2016

It said it can not comment on the cost of replacing sold Galaxy Note 7 phones, but it's a huge amount. Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery problems worldwide :- A South Korean global smartphone maker company Samsung has stopped the sales of one of its innovative smartphone Galaxy Note 7 in India due to the battery problem. (more...)
Ben Barnes cast as villain in Netflix Punisher series Ben Barnes cast as villain in Netflix Punisher series
- September 14, 2016

While Marvel's Netflix shows have played fast and loose with comic book mythology in the past, it would be odd for them to borrow a character from a movie no one particularly likes rather than bring in someone who has a comic history with this character. (more...)
Apple announced September keynote event
- September 13, 2016

It's official folks! Apple has sent out invites for an iPhone 7 event, to select media and press, that will take place on September 7 in San Francisco . There is talk of an improved processor and Global Positioning System chip being introduced with the Apple's new wearable device that will likely feature improved waterproofing and new swim tracking functions. (more...)

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