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U.S. man dead after assault in Toronto

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Jones was and still is unprovoked", North said. "I have a feeling that we're going to be able to be successful at the end of the investigation", Chief Saunders told reporters following the launch of an anti-drunk driving campaign at police headquarters on Monday. Read More »

Google is finally tackling spam apps in the Play Store

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Engadget notes that developers will not immediately get the boot if they are caught however, those who make it a habit of manipulating Google Play's system could lose their software's presence. Google's move to crack down on incentivized ratings and reviews follows similar action from Amazon. According to TechCrunch , fraudulence and spamming are also present in iTunes App Store. Read More »

Uber Launches Revamped Version of App

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The request will be made within the app if the person designated at the end of the ride also has Uber installed on the phone. Those who do will see calendar appointments appear as shortcuts in the Uber app. "Gone are the days when everyone's app looks the same". The app can also show the "time we expect you to arrive at your destination". It takes its inspiration from the one-touch starkness of the original UberCab app that launched in 2010. Read More »

Windows flaw used by hackers linked to Russians

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Myerson said that a group called STRONTIUM performed a spear-phishing attack, but before we go any further, users on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update using the Edge browser should already be protected from it. Microsoft says the attack on Windows is the handiwork of Russian hacker group Fancy Bear, which normally targets political parties. The task of the security analysis team is to report critical zero-day vulnerabilities first to the vendor and then to the general masses to make ... Read More »

Revenue Estimates Analysis: Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK)

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on NOKIA. Vetr cut Nokia Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $5.92 target price for the company.in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 97.6% on a year-over-year basis. Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. NOK's profit will be $280.48M for 22.80 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. Read More »

IDC: Samsung moving out of the dark Note 7 woods

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The devices in question are the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 5. However, here are a number of devices which are expected to get the Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 Active and Galaxy S6 edge+ along with Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Ironman edition. Read More »

Jeep Fails To Save Fiat/Chrysler As Sales Drop 10% In October

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But after a strong first half, sales have declined in September and August on an annual basis. Jeep brand sales are up 10 percent calendar year to date compared with the first 10 months of last year. "We gained profitable retail share in October while spending less than the industry average on incentives and commanding the industry's best average transaction prices for any full-line automaker", Kurt McNeil, GM's vice president of United States sales operations, said in a statement. Read More »

Sony Unveils Officially Licensed Third-Party PS4 Controllers

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Both are said to be targeted toward professional gamers and the esports scene, though they'll be of use to anyone looking for an alternative to existing controller options. Do you wish it had more buttons, or that it was more like an Xbox One pad? These let you customize unspecified aspects of the controller, which presumably will include defining what the extra shoulder buttons and triggers do. Read More »

Qualcomm (QCOM) to Buy NXP Semiconductors for $47 Billion

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BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors NV by 114.3% in the second quarter. Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Several brokerages have commented on NXPI. Rick Clemmer, CEO of NXP, stated , "The combination of Qualcomm and NXP will bring together all technologies required to realize our vision of secure connections for the smarter world, combining advanced computing and ... Read More »

Access Allo messages, reply directly from Pushbullet desktop app

In Allo 2.0 users will see the contacts similar to the wattsapp contact. Google Allo for iOS also now includes a doodle option on photos feature . It is as simple as pulling down the tray - tap and type to reply. The update also introduces several fun chat themes such as "Pizza" and "Moon". There is also a Google Assistant Chatbot which can parse natural language and give you answers, often witty. Read More »

Apple Unveils New TV App for Apple TV, iPhone & iPad

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Apple's TV app: What is it and how does it work? Apple's TV app: What Pay TV services are available through the TV app? Simply called TV , it's created to make watching and finding content - including TV shows , movies , sports, and more - even easier. Read More »

Woman finds 'stolen' vehicle returned with note, cash

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In an incredibly fortunate chain of events, a woman brought her Subaru back, and she was also stopped by police as she pulled over in front of Erin Hatzi's driveway. When the vehicle's owner realized it was the wrong auto, she instructed the accidental thief to return Hatzi's Impreza with an apologetic note and $30. Read More »

Samsung India will launch 4G phones, expects to gain market share

And then, it's the suspicious case of Wesley Hartzog from SC who claims that his garage caught fire exactly when the Note 7 was charging inside, so he blames the phone for all damages. Many predict that Samsung will use Gear S3 to establish a connection between their smartwatch and a Gear VR headset for in-app control. We are trying to get in touch with both LG and Samsung , we shall update you more about this soon. Read More »

Here's what reviewers are saying about the Google Pixel

With the Pixel range Google has made a decision to move up to the premium end of the market, both in terms of specs and pricing, where it will compete head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus, and other flagship handsets. Read More »

Amazon Prime Photos brings Family Vault, lets you add five users

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On top of Family Vault , Amazon is also introducing "Smart Search" technology for Prime Photos users. "Prime members love the benefit of unlimited photo storage but often struggle to collect and organize photos across multiple devices and accounts into a single, shareable archive", said Amazon Prime Photos Director David Nenke. Read More »

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected

The streaming service is still adding subscribers at a healthy clip: 370,000 new users in the United States and 3.2 million overseas in the last three months, it said on Monday. In April, Amazon announced it would offer a standalone subscription to its Amazon Video streaming content. Amazon prices the service at $8.99, $1 less than Netflix's monthly charge. Read More »

Plane evacuated after replacement Samsung Note 7 fire

Samsung Electronics Co said in a statement it was working to recover the device and to understand the cause. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and an investigation is now underway by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration. Read More »

Beckham's career day, late 66-yard TD lead Giants

Following back-to-back losses, Ravens coach John Harbaugh decided to make a change on his coaching staff and replaced Marc Trestman with Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator. The New York Giants are in the lead for the first time on Sunday, thanks to a long-range hookup between Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. With Jenkins covering Wallace most of the game, Perriman has a favorable match up against the Giants' second string corner backs. Read More »

Cumbrian MP named shadow minister by Jeremy Corbyn

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More than 60 Labour MPs quit Corbyn's top team in July partly in protest over his performance during the European Union referendum. But Mr Corbyn last night said it only "appeared" Russian Federation was guilty of a war crime. Their resignations followed the controversial sacking of chief whip Dame Rosie, who was replaced by Nick Brown. Tulip was elected MP for London's Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in May 2015. Read More »

Comcast Shackles Customers Nationwide With 1TB Xfinity Data Caps

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Customers can check their usage to see if it is a good idea to spring for the unlimited package. Comcast launched the data cap plan in 16 states in April. On that plan, Comcast charges $1 for each 1-GB of data used over the 5 GB threshold. On November 1st, the 1TB data cap is hitting the following markets: Alabama (Dothan); California; Colorado; Florida (North Florida, Southwest Florida and West Palm); Southeastern Georgia; Idaho; Indiana (Indianapolis and Central Indiana; Fort Wayne and ... Read More »

Land Rover reveals new Discovery under Lego Tower Bridge

Bear Grylls added: "I have developed a powerful bond with Land Rover vehicles over the years and to me they embody that spirit of adventure coupled with a rugged reliability that also serves the needs of a young family". It can tow up to 3500kg. Practicality is still paramount - so there's up to 2,406 litres of luggage space, or up to 1,137 litres behind row two, a lot more than you get in rival seven seaters, like the Volvo XC90. Read More »

Amazon Tips New Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote

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The new Fire TV Stick features a quad-core processor and 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi, the combination of which should generally make streaming a faster, more streamlined experience. While this isn't the first set-top device with voice assistance, the Alexa integration will let owners perform more tasks and use more natural language than the competitors. Read More »

Five-door Ford Fiesta ST lands in the UK

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The added practicality of the five-door ST is expected to help it account for 25% of all ST sales. The model's 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine delivers 182PS and 240Nm of torque, enabling 0-62mph acceleration in 6.9 seconds alongside 46.3mpg fuel efficiency and 141g/km CO emissions. Read More »

Ajayi scores in OT, Miami tops Cleveland 30-24

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Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Miami's home opener against the Cleveland Browns. They say there are no style points when it comes to the NFL and Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase will take his first win as a head coach in the league after Miami outlasted the hapless Cleveland Browns , 30-24, in overtime Sunday. Read More »

Uber Launches Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program

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We saw the launch of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh earlier this week, and now, the ride-hailing company is set to map London with its own mapping cars that will look for the best pickup and drop-off points in the city. Uber isn't only capturing routes, but also snapping photos. Investors have keenly waited for an opportunity to buy shares of Uber on the open market; articles online have even dubbed that Uber may be the "hottest" IPO in either 2016 or 2017. Read More »

Apple sees shares slip on heels of iPhone 7 launch

Quick - what's the cheapest thing you can buy at the Apple store? Designed nearly exactly like Apple's own website , this Nicer site purports to sell a device called the "Apple Plug" to help owners of older iPhones "upgrade" to the headphone-less experience of an iPhone 7. Read More »

SolarCity raises $305 million to fund solar projects

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The company in May received a $US227 million investment from John Hancock in a diversified portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial solar power projects. George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, which advised the SolarCity deal. The company said that a fund affiliated to Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd injected $305 million in it in exchange for an equity stake. Read More »