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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung Group on Friday denied bribery allegations in his first court hearing held in relation to a massive corruption scandal that ousted President Park Geun-hye. Operating profit rose to eight.seven billion dollars, more than seven percent up from the previous quarter and nearly 50 percent higher than the year before. Read More

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United to stop staff from taking seats of boarded passengers

United to stop staff from taking seats of boarded passengers

The policy change comes as the beleaguered airline is still in recovery mode in the aftermath of the viral video of a passenger being dragged off a Chicago-to-Louisville flight Sunday night. Delta supervisors, who had previously been restricted to a $2,000 cap on vouchers offered to bumped passengers, can go all the way up to $9,950. He also sent a reassuring letter to his employees, telling them that Dao "refused" to cooperate after he was "politely asked" to leave, prompting crews to call ... Read More

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Apple obtains permit to test self-driving cars

But by last October, many in the team had reportedly left or been reassigned as a result of a strategic shift by the company to focus on the software side of self-driving technology. Applying for and receiving the permit, however, has made Apple's interest in self-driving cars more public. The largest U.S. automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. Read More

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Pence lands in South Korea soon after failed launch by North

North Korea's ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government. McMaster was speaking hours after US and South Korean defense officials told CNN that an attempted missile launch by North Korea failed. China has also cautioned North Korea against going for sixth nuclear test defying USA warnings. Read More

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Apple gets permit to test self-drive cars in California

Apple gets permit to test self-drive cars in California

Like Google did in the past, Apple will most likely be fitting these vehicles with it's own software and hardware to test in real-world conditions what they've been secretly developing in their own labs. But with its permit, Apple is leaping into an increasingly competitive race to build the world's first mainstream self-driving auto. The cars Apple will be testing include three 2015 Lexus SUVs, Bloomberg reported . Read More

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Google Pixel 2 Might Feature a Curved Screen

Google Pixel 2 Might Feature a Curved Screen

We brought it up because Samsung moved into the space years ago and has become the king, yet LG, who makes and sells lots of OLED panels for TVs, continues to push LCD displays in smartphones. Google's Pixel Pixel XL smartphones use AMOLED displays which are supplied by Samsung. The Pixel 2 will come with the next major release of Google's mobile OS which is Android O that will launch later this year. Read More

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Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer returns to SNL with an ill-advised Passover lesson

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer returns to SNL with an ill-advised Passover lesson

Ultimately, Baldwin's Trump chose Fallon's Kushner. Boo hoo! What about the Holocaust centers?' Yeah, I know they're not really called Holocaust centers. "Standing before me are my two top advisers", Trump said, calling back to his time as the host of the NBC reality series. After explaining Passover - "aka Jewish Easter" - using props, Spicer proceeds to ram through the White House podium with a Easter egg golf cart. Read More

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Tesla set to unveil electric semi-truck in September

Musk said the company's next-generation Roadster, which he previously said would be Tesla's fastest auto when it's released in a few years, would be a convertible. "As long-term investors, we want Tesla to succeed and believe that the company will be most effective if it has the benefit of an updated board and some good governance standards in place", the letter said. Read More

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Nintendo Switch stock update, sales reveal and Switch Mini news

Nintendo Switch stock update, sales reveal and Switch Mini news

Despite having a limited release in terms of titles, this week the company made a decision to announce the games that are expected for the Nintendo Switch, which will premiere Minecraft too. Nintendo's new platform is selling like hot-cakes and based on recent NPD figures, the Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console to date. SuperData now projects that the Switch will sell 7.2 million consoles in 2017. Read More

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IPad Air 2 Reportedly Being Offered as Fourth Generation iPad Replacement

IPad Air 2 Reportedly Being Offered as Fourth Generation iPad Replacement

If you own the 4th generation iPad and you send it in for service or fix, you might actually find yourself with an upgraded tablet. The iPad Air 2 was introduced in October 2014 and is now discontinued. So, just FYI, if you take your old fourth-gen iPad in for service and they try to replace it with the same model, maybe shop around to see if you get something better. Read More

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Life on Saturn's moon?

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. "This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment", Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington, said in a statement. Read More

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Pence at Korean DMZ after North's missile

Pence, who is a on a 10-day tour of Asia, amid the rising tensions between North Korea and United States, visited the military base near DMZ , Camp Bonifas, for a briefing session with military leaders and American troops stationed there. The President, on Twitter, said: "Our military is building and is rapidly becoming stronger than ever before". China banned imports of North Korean coal on Feb 26, cutting off its most important export. Read More

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Elon Musk: Tesla will unveil a semi-truck in September

The move seemed to be initiated by a series of tweets from chief executive Elon Musk that revealed the company's plans for releasing new vehicle models. Tesla now sells two electric vehicles, the Model S sedan and Model X SUV. At this stage, little is known of either except they are expected to be all-electric like all of the products from the company which eschews petroleum power. Read More

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NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet

This gas could possibly act as a source of chemical energy for life forms. "Our results indicate the same chemical energy source is present in the ocean of Enceladus", Dr. During earlier flybys, the spacecraft also sampled the gas plumes' composition. From these observations scientists were able to find that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about 1 percent is hydrogen and the remaining is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. Read More

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Saturn's Moon 'Enceladus' Can Host Alien Life — NASA Announcement

They described their findings in the journal Science. "This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment", NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen said. Simple Earth organisms eat methane and excrete carbon dioxide, reports Sputnik. We have this buildup of food that's not being used. The moon Enceladus is just 502 kilometers (311 miles) in diameter and has an icy surface, a rocky interior and an ocean of liquid water sandwiched ... Read More

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Samsung Electronics expects Q1 profits to jump

Amid the company's struggle with the Note 7, Samsung's vice chairman was embroiled in a political scandal facing charges, including bribing ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye. For the whole of this year, operating profits would be a record 47 trillion won, he said. Samsung will provide details about this report at the end of April. Read More

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Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California

It is worth to note that Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Tesla Inc. have already tested their similar self-drive cars in California. Examples of companies holding autonomous testing permits in California include Google, Tesla, and Bosch. General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. Read More

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Potential energy source for life spotted on Saturn moon Enceladus

Hunter Waite from SwRI explained. "These results demonstrate the interconnected nature of NASA's science missions that are getting us closer to answering whether we are indeed alone or not", he said in a statement. A plume of water had already been observed in the same spot, which is how scientists knew to be watching for it. The microbes could combine the carbon dioxide in water and hydrogen to gain energy. Read More

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Signs Of Hospitality To Life Found On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Here on Earth, it is well known that complex ecosystems can harbor in some of the most remote places, take for example hydrothermal volcanic vents. From these observations scientists have determined that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about one percent is hydrogen and the rest is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. Read More

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NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online

SWIFT is an worldwide messaging network used by 10,000 banks in 212 countries to send information about financial transactions, including money transfers. It was possible that the local messaging systems of some SWIFT client banks had been breached, SWIFT said in a statement , which did not specifically mention the NSA. Read More

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LG sees best first quarter for almost eight years

The past year has been a tough one for Samsung overall, from the Note7 exploding battery debacle to the arrest of its vice-chairman Jay Y Lee over bribery allegations. Samsung's press statement contains few details about the drivers of earnings growth, but strong sales of memory chip products were mainly responsible for the bottom-line improvements, according to a report from the BBC website . Read More

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Chelsea boss Conte: I won't fall for Mourinho manipulation

The loss of Mata, Manchester United's second highest goal-scorer in this season behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic , left Mourinho's team in a danger as his team may face shortage of goals in upcoming matches. They want to fight to arrive in this position. "The two defeats Chelsea have inflicted on United this season will have hurt, especially for Mourinho as he must be so annoyed to see that team that stopped playing for him last season running away with the title". Read More

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Snapchat not for 'poor' India

Snapchat not for 'poor' India

The 26-year-old Spiegal's unverified comments were published this week in a Variety report about a lawsuit that an ex-employee filed against Snapchat in the United States. While Snapchat is a trending social media platform among Indians, Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat feels India is "too poor" to consider expansion of its user base. Read More

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Border focus overlooks main driver of illegal immigration

Border focus overlooks main driver of illegal immigration

DHS spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said the agency would not comment on pre-decisional documents and that the memo had yet to be reviewed by senior leadership. But demographers estimate that two-thirds of foreigners who arrived in 2013 and are now in the US illegally actually flew or sailed to the country and were admitted with valid travel documents. Read More

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