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Verizon will handle (and screw up) Google Pixel software updates Verizon will handle (and screw up) Google Pixel software updates
- October 17, 2016

The report is bullish that the 6P and 5X will get the update, but it's a little more iffy for those with a Nexus 6 or 9. In much more worrying news, it looks like Verizon will also have control over some of the most important software updates that Google pushes out, essentially transforming the Pixel into just another smartphone that never gets properly updated. (more...)
Duterte says he ordered preparations for US drills scrapped
- October 16, 2016

He also said there will be no joint military exercises with the U.S. "next year" in a marked change from earlier statements where he insisted this year's drills would the last ever between the longtime allies. "The Philippine side should be well aware before the visit that they need to set aside the South China Sea issue because it is obvious that they can not come to China to raise the arbitration case", Wu said. (more...)
Alitalia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from flights
- October 16, 2016

Before, Note 7 devices can be brought inside a plane in the passengers' carry-on luggage although they have to be turned off and the battery had to be empty or uncharged. On Tuesday, Samsung suspended the manufacture and sale of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device. Patently Apple posted a report yesterday titled "Samsung's Note 7 Crisis Costs will Rise to 6 Billion and Airlines Rush to Adopt Fire-Containment Bags". (more...)
Gov't bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from airliners
- October 16, 2016

The world's largest phone maker this week said it was also expanding a United States recall of the fire-prone model to a total of 1.9 million Note 7 phones, including the 1 million Galaxy Note 7s it recalled on September 15. Samsung said in a statement that it is working with the department to make customers aware of the ban. Samsung has offered refunds or replacement devices, and is giving those customers who want to exchange the Note 7 for another Samsung device an extra $100 credit. (more...)
Stoichkov saw Guardiola and Koeman talent early Stoichkov saw Guardiola and Koeman talent early
- October 15, 2016

According to the MailOnline's Alex Bywater , Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling trained on Thursday ahead of the match, while James Robson of the Manchester Evening News reported Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne have also been back in training. (more...)
Bomb suspect accused of trying to kill cops to be arraigned
- October 14, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahimi's public defender entered a plea of not guilty on state charges that his client attempted to murder police officers and unlawfully possessed weapons while on the run in New Jersey. The Sept. 17 blast injured 31 people - and more explosives were found in two New Jersey locations that same day. Rahimi, an Afghan-born US citizen, has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds since the police shootout that led to his capture on September 19 outside a bar in Linden. (more...)
Google launches Android 7.1 developer preview
- October 13, 2016

Even though Google has confirmed that other handsets will be eligible to get the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview, the company hasn't provided any time frame for the release. Google describes Android 7.1 (which will still be called Nougat) as an "incremental update " so don't expect a ton of new features . Meanwhile, the Pixel and Pixel XL, which are launching on October 20th, will be the first devices to run an early iteration of 7.1 out of the box. (more...)
Toyota recalls 340000 Prius cars Toyota recalls 340000 Prius cars
- October 13, 2016

The AP states that Toyota has received reports of the problem leading to deaths, injuries , and other crashes. So if the vehicle is left in any gear other than park, it could start rolling away, and possibly crash. One of the vehicles that was to be included in the recall, the 2015 Grand Cherokee, was owned by actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed when his auto rolled down his driveway and pinned him to a brick post. (more...)
Britain's FTSE 100 stock index hits record as pound tanks Britain's FTSE 100 stock index hits record as pound tanks
- October 12, 2016

But the gains were short-lived, with the index falling back down to 7,095 at the time of writing, which is roughly where it began the day. The blue chip index is up over 12.5% since the referendum. Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone said trading had improved in the first few weeks of the financial year in comparison to the sharp fall it experienced after the Brexit vote, while the company announced that its chief executive was stepping down after five years. (more...)
Federal Court Rules Consumer Watchdog's Structure Is Unconstitutional Federal Court Rules Consumer Watchdog's Structure Is Unconstitutional
- October 12, 2016

Regulatory agencies headed by a single executive must be directly accountable to the president, the court observed, while independent agencies authorized by Congress-like the SEC and the FCC-must have a multi-member commission at the helm. The decision's influence will be due to the political power of Judge Kavanaugh's description of the CFPB director's unbridled, ahistorical, unconstitutional power. (more...)
Google hired Pixar writers to make Assistant amusing Google hired Pixar writers to make Assistant amusing
- October 12, 2016

In order to help users connect with devices using Assistant technology, Google turned to writers from both animated film studio Pixar and satirical news site The Onion , as the Wall Street Journal reports . And that could make Google Home more than an Alexa copycat. According to GummiHafsteinsson, the product management in charge at Google Home , the company is aiming at better emotional connections with the users. (more...)
Prater's kick, Slay's pick give Lions 24-23 win over Eagles Prater's kick, Slay's pick give Lions 24-23 win over Eagles
- October 11, 2016

Fans watching the Lions beat the Philadelphia Eagles, either from home or at Ford Field, were likely confused by a moment at the end of the first half because the officials, as well as the broadcast crew, failed to explain what was happening. (more...)
Kaine: Expect voters to ask Trump about vulgar remarks
- October 11, 2016

But I think the tape raises an very bad lot of questions. "He's said the same terrible things about Latinos, about African-Americans, about Muslims", Podesta said. In a talk to a Brazilian bank in 2013 released in part by WikiLeaks , Clinton said her "dream" is "a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders" and asked her audience to think of what doubling American trade with Latin America "would mean for everybody in this room". (more...)
Gordon Strachan faces selection headache ahead of Lithuania qualifier Gordon Strachan faces selection headache ahead of Lithuania qualifier
- October 11, 2016

Thompson also questioned Strachan's insistence before the match that Scotland did not need to take three points from the visit of Lithuania. " Yes, we were direct to him and he did link the play on occasion, but it wasn't an outstanding performance, for me ". (more...)
Fiat-Chrysler continues contract talks with Canadian workers Fiat-Chrysler continues contract talks with Canadian workers
- October 11, 2016

Mr. Dias, who runs Canada's largest. Union President Jerry Dias told the Free Press on Friday that FCA is reluctant to agree to a new contract with the same wage increases that Unifor has in a new contract with General Motors that was ratified by members on September 25. (more...)
Google starts big advertising push around new Pixel phone
- October 10, 2016

Overall what are your feelings towards the Google Pixel Phone? On October 4th Google revealed these phones after months of rumors and speculation. They're also very expensive. Otherwise, you can buy a separate gamepad and use that. The new wireless motion controller for Daydream can function like a fishing rod, a steering wheel or a pointer to permit more sophisticated VR experiences. (more...)
Google's Pixel Phones Rumored To Come To AT&T
- October 10, 2016

They will also have instant access to Google's Android operating system updates the moment they are released. unless you have a Pixel or Pixel XL from Verizon . Fortunately, for those who own the Nexus 9 LTE, Google has already confirmed that this device will receive Android Nougat and that the rollout will start in a few weeks. (more...)
An echo of Amazon's Echo An echo of Amazon's Echo
- October 09, 2016

It will also tell you about upcoming appointments you've got scheduled for the day and list any reminders.Google Assistant is pulling all this information from your Gmail, calendar and other Google Maps. That's also a model that Microsoft has begun following, with its own brand of Surface tablets and laptop computers that use Microsoft's Windows software. (more...)
A Bill Clinton Gaffe on Health Care, and Trump Pounces A Bill Clinton Gaffe on Health Care, and Trump Pounces
- October 09, 2016

Similarly in Florida, absentee balloting began only Tuesday, but already more than 2.5 million people - almost one-third of the total number of votes cast in 2012 - have requested ballots. But as I am -want to remind people that there were also those who had other kinds of questions. But for some self-employed entrepreneurs or small-business owners whose income is just above the cut-off for subsidies, the price of insurance obtained through so-called "Obamacare" has increased due to ... (more...)
Google's Smartphone Is A Worthy Competitor To Apple's iPhone
- October 09, 2016

Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets created to showcase a digital helper the company calls Google Assistant . (more...)
Comcast's 1TB data caps rolling out nationwide Comcast's 1TB data caps rolling out nationwide
- October 08, 2016

It also said overages for those who go over 1 terabyte can never exceed $200 no matter how much data is used. The company also says customers get two grace months every year. When that happens, you'll be limited to 1TB of up and downstream data in each monthly billing period. You can find the full list of affected markets here, but just to highlight a few: The entire states of California, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin will be opted into the program by default. (more...)
Is Apple planning an iPad refresh with three new Pro devices? Is Apple planning an iPad refresh with three new Pro devices?
- October 08, 2016

The new line's arrival now begs the question of whether or not Apple is going to be releasing a new iPad Air 3 or an iPad Mini 5 anytime soon. We may also see the debut of a touch-sensitive OLED bar above the keyboard. And as usual, this new generation of MacBook Pros will have improved battery life. This new and innovative feature is supposedly meant to replace the old models' function keys. (more...)
The Most Powerful DDoS Attack on the Internet Has Affected Russian Web Resources The Most Powerful DDoS Attack on the Internet Has Affected Russian Web Resources
- October 07, 2016

They were started on September 16, 2016 and are still going on. Experts have every reason to believe that the observed phenomenal volume of spurious traffic is a part of a massive attack, which was directed against the website of journalist Brian Krebs, who had discovered the activity of vDOS, the largest DDoS-for-hire service. (more...)
Google readies new phones, gadgets featuring its software Google readies new phones, gadgets featuring its software
- October 06, 2016

Google's previous attempts at hardware have had limited distribution and included such high-profile flops as its internet-connected Glass headgear. It's easier to think of the new gadgets as follow-ups to competitor products: a competitor for Apple's iPhone and for Amazon's Echo speaker. (more...)
Food union drive targetting McDonald's Food union drive targetting McDonald's
- October 06, 2016

As such, it's up to the EEOC to determine whether McDonald's is responsible for harassment at its franchises. Whether McDonald's and other companies are held accountable as joint employers will depend on whether organizers can show they exerted control over working conditions for employees, Freeman said. (more...)