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Samsung Woes Continue, Heir Arrested for Corruption


The heir apparent to the Samsung empire was arrested in Seoul on Friday for allegations of bribery, perjury, and embezzlement, according to a Bloomberg report . Samsung Group's heir-apparent Lee Jae-Yong, right, leaving after attending a court hearing in Seoul on February 16, 2017. Her would-be successors praised the decision to arrest Lee. Read More »

AT&T Goes Unlimited As Wireless Battle Rages On


With this plan, you can also make unlimited calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico and send unlimited texts to over 120 countries. Is the AT&T unlimited data plan for you? AT&T's plan isn't without caveats. You can enable it by downloading the My Verizon app to your phone, logging into your account and going to the section labeled "Data Hub" where you'll see a toggle to turn the feature on. Read More »

HTC will streamline its smartphone lineup for 2017


During a launch event for the U Ultra, HTC announced that it will also be developing a mobile VR headset for its newest smartphone. HTC made its mark in the VR market with the introduction of the HTC Vive a year ago, which is a higher-end product compared to Samsung's Gear VR and Google's Daydream View . Read More »

Toyota Camry Hybrid and Prius launched in India


Toyota estimated that its hybrid vehicles have resulted in at least 77-million fewer tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Known as the "father of the Prius" for his role in popularizing the world's best-selling hybrid auto, Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expected to sell 1 million plug-in hybrids in less than 10 years, the time it took for sales of its conventional hybrid vehicles to hit that mark. Read More »

Newspaper apologises after using Baldwin SNL photo instead of Trump


The publication is called " El Nacional " and used a picture of Baldwin impersonating Trump in one of their articles. Baldwin did play a pilot alongside Tom Hanks in an episode previous year where the actor reprised his role as Sully Sullenberger, but otherwise has only appeared as Trump, most recently seen insulting world leaders by phone in last week's cold open. Read More »

Android Wear: The bloatware that turned into gloatware


According to him, both the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style will launch on the same day and both will be the first devices to run Google's generation operating system for wearables. Apart from the user manuals, the retail packaging for the Watch Style variant has also been leaked and mentions the South Korean company's partnership with Google to design the device. Read More »

At least six tornadoes slam Louisiana, three touchdown New Orleans


Take Shelter IMMEDIATELY!" An estimated 2.7 million people in parts of the three states were at the highest risk for severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. More than 17,000 people in Louisiana were without power, according to utility company Entergy's outage map. The Baton Rouge area was also hit. Warnings remained in effect for large swaths of Louisiana as well as parts of Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Amazon Fire TV chief jumps ship to Apple TV

Timothy Twerdahl, a former director of Amazon's Fire TV business has left the online retail giant to become the vice president of marketing for Apple's Apple TV business. But in past year, Apple TV has struggled to grow. Distad is also nicely fit for his new position, as his combined efforts of running the Apple TV division before Twerdahl and having a role at Hulu in the past should help make securing the content deals an easier task. Read More »

Hundreds of thousands protests in Romanian cities

European Commission Vice President Frank Timmermans called on the Romanian government to "urgently reconsider" the decree on Thursday, warning it could affect the amount of funding Romania receives from the EU. But the drive proved unpopular with politicians. It's the third rally in Bucharest protesting against a decree decriminalising some forms of corruption , with the country's new socialist Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refusing to repeal the controversial measure. Read More »

Lessons From Standing Rock

Dakota Access protests cropped up around the country before that announcement, and thousands of demonstrators established protest camps against it in North Dakota. Standing Rock Sioux youths helped begin the protest past year, questioning whether their sacred sites and water would be adequately protected. The protesters, who call themselves "water protectors", argue that the pipeline will threaten the reservation's water supply and traverse culturally sacred sites. Read More »

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Refugees From Muslim-Majority Nations


It also bars visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days and bans Syrian nationals indefinitely . The draft order says that while the programme is suspended, the United States may admit people on a case-by-case basis "when in the national interest" and the government will continue to process refugee requests from people claiming religious persecution, "provided that the a minority religion in the individual's country". Read More »

Resident Evil 7 Unlikely To Be Released On Nintendo Switch


But, even I had some trepidation about the new Resident Evil 7 , which allows you to play the entire game in virtual reality on a Sony PlayStation 4 console, via the PSVR headset. It was as of late affirmed that it's a Xbox Play Anywhere game for Xbox One and PC. Resident Evil 7 is available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Read More »

Apple Partner Foxconn Reportedly Setting up $7 Billion Display Manufacturing Facility


Gou also states that if this scenario would end up being cheaper than shipping from China or Japan, then Foxconn would be more than ready to start the construction phase of the facility. "I'm going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China", he said a year ago. This announcement follows US President Donald Trump confirmation of his "America First" agenda meant turning over global trade agreements. Read More »

Jammeh's departure from The Gambia temporary - ECOWAS, AU, UN

Equatorial Guinea not being a signatory to the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court, means Jammeh would not be extradited in the event he was charged with crimes against humanity or other serious offences. "According to information we received, there is no money in the coffers", Barrow said. "We will look for arms caches and detect mercenaries, so that we can restore calm", said Marcel de Souza, president of the ECOWAS commission, explaining to reporters overnight ... Read More »

Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017


There is no changes reported with its camera but given the time frame since the latest model, there is a possible upgrade and users may expect a 12MP rear snapper and a 5MP front-facing camera aligned with the iPad Pro 9.7. So far, there seems to be an agreement that Apple will have a new iPad that, for the first time in Apple's history, straddles the 10-inch size. Rumor has it that the iPad Air 3 will arrive this March. Read More »

Netflix Shares Pop on Subscriber Additions and Positive Guidance

Pivotal Research reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $155.00 price target (up previously from $125.00) on shares of Netflix in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. On average, equities analysts forecast that Netflix will post $0.40 EPS for the current fiscal year. The original version of this article can be read at Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook, Apple to be targeted by new European Union privacy rules

The European Commission (EC) wants stricter privacy rules to govern the online environment, bringing Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, and others on par with telecoms in terms of privacy. "New rules will allow users to be more in control of their settings, providing an easy way to accept or refuse the tracking of cookies and other identifiers in case of privacy risks". Read More »

President-Elect Trump: Auto Industry "Finally" Bringing Jobs To US

For its part, Ford Motors Company, under pressure from Trump, canceled an investment for 1.6 billion of a plant in San Luis Potosí. Mexico is for us a very big market as well. Ford's description contrasts Trump's public persona. Trump has also turned his attention toward General Motoros with the threat of a "big border tax" over compact cars being made in Mexico. Read More »

Four soldiers killed in Jerusalem truck attack

Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told CNN a "group had gotten off the bus and were getting organized with their bags when the terrorist took the opportunity, ramming his truck into the group". The driver was shot dead by other soldiers and one of the tour guides with the group that was hit as the driver reversed back towards the dead and injured. Read More »

Apple's App Store Sales Exploded in 2016


New York Times Co.'s sites have been blocked in the country's mainland since 2012, following the publication of a report detailing the wealth of China's top leadership and their families. Digital stores represent big battlegrounds between Apple and rival Google. Apple CEO Tim Cook is a frequent visitor to the People's Republic and the company has made several large-scale investments in the country. Read More »

Samsung's 15-inch Notebook 9 weighs less than most 13-inch laptops


He further added, "We're excited to expand our PC portfolio with a premium gaming solution featuring refinements in design, cutting-edge technology and enhanced gaming usability ". Even if the company's Noteook Odysseys capture just a small piece of the territory already occupied by HP's Envy, Dell's Alienware, or Lenovo's Y and others, it'll give Samsung a toehold in one of the few growth areas in PC sales. Read More »

Gaming Projector Turns Your Whole Wall Into a Trippy Display


Whether you are a gamer or a creative professional, Project Valerie delivers the screen real estate and the power you need to tackle demanding games as well as complex business tasks and creative applications. Yes, Razer fitted Project Valerie with their slick ultra-low-profile switch mechanical keyboard. This is nominally tied into Razer's Chroma lighting system and API and is a high-def projector that communicates with your PC and whatever game you're playing to push the image out beyond ... Read More »

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi should be arrested: Mamata


Asserting that TMC MP Sudip Bandhopadhyay's arrest won't stop them from protesting, Mamata said she will take legal battle and seek justice from court. "But I would not do that", she said threatening the CBI officials with "appropriate action, case by case when this Government goes". Ms Banerjee said when the PM could not fight his opponents politically, he used the CBI to intimidate them. Read More »

Apple face lawsuit after girl killed in "FaceTime crash"


The parents were with their two children, Moriah, 5, and Isabella, when the accident happened on December 24, 2014 in Texas. "Apple, Inc.'s failure to exercise reasonable care caused or contributed to the risk of causing Garrett Wilhelm to use " FaceTime " while driving his auto ... Read More »

Twitter Introduces 360-Degree Video Streaming

The ability to broadcast in 360 degrees is now only available to select users, though anyone can watch the live videos with 360-degree access. Once the limited testing phase is completed and Twitter receives the feedback it needs for any improvements, the feature will be rolled out to the wider audience. Read More »

'Let it be an arms race' if necessary

Putin acknowledged the USA has more nuclear missiles than his nation, "but what we say is that we are stronger than any aggressor, and this is the case", he said while speaking at his annual press conference in Moscow. 'They are losing on all fronts and are looking for the guilty party on the side. "You have to know how to lose with dignity", he said, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Super Mario Run Nets $14 Million in Revenue in First Three Days


This is the first mobile game that Nintendo has ever released for smartphones. Super Mario Run hasn't been out on iOS for very long and already has 40 million downloads from the App Store. The augmented reality game generated over $600 million in just 3 months, and was the most popular mobile game in U.S history. And unfortunately, fans hoping for new levels and new in-game items for Kingdom Builder won't be happy with Nintendo's latest revelation. Read More »

Netflix's Twitter hacked by OurMine - here's everything we know so far


For the moment, it's better not to click on any links that the official Netflix account might post on Twitter, as the company is still trying to recover after the hack. Neither Twitter nor the National Football League have publicly addressed the situation. "Don't worry we are just testing your security", read one of the tweets posted to the Netflix account. Read More »

Can you install the Super Mario Run APK for Android yet?


Although it was already announced then that the game would be offered at a price of $9.99 for the full version, it wasn't until the game was officially released that the disadvantages of the free version were experienced by the consumers who have downloaded the said version. Read More »

Will Tesla pay for taking its free Supercharger USP away?

One would never leave a vehicle parked at a gas station right at the pump and the same rule applies with Superchargers. The new fee is a response from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk to a tweet he received from a frustrated Tesla owner last week. The Superchargers fill up the batteries quicker when they are empty, and take longer to charge when the batteries are nearly full. That action, as it turns out, took less than a week to come to fruition, with Tesla announcing yesterday that vehicles left ... Read More »

BlackBerry opens self-driving and connected-vehicle R&D center

The company's next goal is to become a primary self-driving software services provider, competing against the like of Apple, Google, and Tesla. BlackBerry is hoping its security and safety credentials help it win a seat at the table as an array of automakers, chip and sensor providers and software developers work in competitive co-operation to bring self-driving cars to the mass market. Read More »

20-year-old woman raped in vehicle in Delhi


That was when the vehicle bearing an MHA sticker - determined by the police to be fake - pulled up, and the suspect, who was driving it, offered her a lift. 'We took the victim to the AIIMS trauma center and conducted a medical examination on her which confirms rape, ' DCP Ishwar Singh said. Around 1.30 pm, the police zeroed in on the accused and by 2 pm, Avneesh was located in a slum situated in Moti Bagh area, where he was about to begin drinking with a friend, he added. Read More »

Instagram's Latest Feature Lets You Bookmark Posts for Viewing Later


The new feature, which hits phones everywhere today, will add a new bookmark icon below photos in your feed, next to the existing ones for liking, commenting, and direct messaging. Finally , Instagram is here to help with this problem, which we didn't really even notice was a problem until now: The app is launching an update that gives users the ability to save Instagram posts in-app. Read More »