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Samsung may bring back its fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy S8 looks like it will be very sleek, but Samsung will need to convince shoppers that its new handset is safer than its Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled previous year following reports that almost 100 devices overheated. The company is under pressure to turn its image around and had previously not commented on its plans to sell refurbished devices. Meanwhile, for non-US residents, details about the handset's technical specification and price range will be announced later ... Read More

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New 12-sided £1 coin has arrived

New 12-sided £1 coin has arrived

They include milled edges , a hologram and wait, what's this? Baroness Neville-Rolfe, commercial secretary to the Treasury, said: 'This is a giant step forward to help stamp out counterfeit coins and save businesses and the taxpayer millions of pounds every year. Read More

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Telly With Melly: Dave Chappelle special lands on Netflix

Telly With Melly: Dave Chappelle special lands on Netflix

Second, Dave Chappelle, who recently released two comedy specials on Netflix, appeared alongside his friend, opening the show and remaining onstage throughout Rock's set. The mystery of which Detroit rapper gave Dave Chappelle some weed so strong he bombed his show and got booed has been solved. Or Rock's divorce. Or the heat Chappelle caught for certain jokes from his Netflix specials. Read More

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How to Use Facebook's New Town Hall Feature

How to Use Facebook's New Town Hall Feature

Zuckerberg wrote in a manifesto last month. This feature, dubbed Town Hall , prompts users to enter their address, before delivering a list of their elected officials, from local councilmembers up to the president. Particularly in Washington, phone calls and faxes from constituents can hold greater sway than emails, tweets and posts. Facebook may have launched it to improve civic participation, but it is self-promotional, too: it searches for officials based on their Facebook pages, and ... Read More

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IHC adjourns hearing of blasphemous content case till March 31

IHC adjourns hearing of blasphemous content case till March 31

The secretary said that banning Facebook was not the solution adding that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has apprehended three suspects for their allegedly publishing blasphemous content on social media. Muhammad Nawaz, a worker of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDP), through his counsel Sheikh Ahsanuddin, had approached the IHC challenging the government's decision, urging the court to declare the move unlawful. Read More

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HTC's Upcoming Smartphone May Let You Squeeze to Access a Shortcut

HTC's Upcoming Smartphone May Let You Squeeze to Access a Shortcut

What are your thoughts on the HTC U, the next flagship from HTC? One day before Samsung announces its next flagship, the rumour mill has spit out a report on that phone's upcoming , fierce rival: HTC U . The HTC U will also feature 64GB and 128GB variants, with a microSD card slot in either model for expandable storage. Its rear camera will reportedly be a 12-megapixel shooter with a Sony IMX362 sensor, and the front-facing camera will be a 16-megapixel IMX351 camera. Read More

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IKEA entering the smart lighting market

IKEA entering the smart lighting market

Swedish home furniture store IKEA announced its own affordable smart lighting system today called Trådfri , which means "wireless" in Swedish. Users can choose an appropriate light for different situations, so one for early mornings, another for late evenings and a third for cooking or working at home - all from the same lightbulb, with the system allowing them to dim, turn off, turn on, and switch from warm to cold light using a remote control or the TRÅDFRI app. Read More

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Summary of Stock Move: American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH)

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link . The bad news is analysts don't believe there's a room for the share price to move in the upward direction. 08/08/2016 - American Homes 4 Rent had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. American Homes 4 Rent has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $23.71. Read More

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Severe storms possible Sunday throughout Plains states

Severe storms possible Sunday throughout Plains states

Saturday with wind gusts expected to be between 30 and 40 miles per hour. Afternoon highs will be some 10° above normal normal. The line of thunderstorms will be moving across our area. Tuesday: Partly sunny, high near 52. The reason for this is the jet-stream pattern will feature two more prominent, strong southward plunges, or troughs, carving into the West, then pivoting into the Plains states. Read More

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US routs Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win World Baseball Classic

US routs Puerto Rico, 8-0, to win World Baseball Classic

This title could be exactly what could get baseball fans to rally around the classic in 2021. If there's one thing Puerto Rico can hang their caps on - besides causing a hair-dye shortage - it's that they had an impressive tournament. Ian Kinsler got the scoring started for Team USA with his two-run home run in the third inning. Team USA has reached the pinnacle of its career. Read More

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Google Mobile Search Adds Tappable Shortcuts

The eligible devices are the Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL (the Nexus 6 and 9 obviously are end-of-lifed, and won't get O). It's possible to drown in alerts that may not be wanted at that time or are irrelevant. Android O also introduces notification channels , which enable fine-tuned in-app control of notification settings . Read More

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Fake iPad bomb the reason behind airlines electronic ban

The assertion comes from a new report citing "security sources", which claim that the iPad bomb threat became part of "a combination of factors" that led to the controversial bans. It will affect flights operated by British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson, while overseas airlines impacted are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airways, Atlas-Global Airlines, Middle East Airlines, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and Saudia. Read More

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Storms Hit Parts of Oklahoma

Storms Hit Parts of Oklahoma

More of the state was placed under a marginal risk than earlier. At this time, our overall confidence for severe weather threats on Monday is still fairly low. A line of showers and storms will move across southeastern Wisconsin between 7 pm and 10 pm. ABC News reports that, come Sunday, residents in the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas could possibly see another round of storms stemming from that of the Louisiana tornado, which could cause even more severe damage. Read More

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Google drops SMS from Hangouts, adds enterprise features

Google drops SMS from Hangouts, adds enterprise features

But before you panic, there's good news - Google Talk users will be rolled over to Hangouts, another of Google's chat platforms that does effectively the same thing. Hangouts offers propelled enhancements over Google Talk, for example, amass video calling and joining with other Google items. Google Talk had an off-the-record option, as well, which erased messages after you ended the chat. Read More

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Freezing rain warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

Freezing rain warning issued for parts of Simcoe County

Freezing rain will slowly change over to rain later this morning to near noon as temperatures edge above the zero degree mark. According to the statement, updated at 3:06 p.m. "Hazardous winter travelling conditions are expected". Motorists and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution as untreated roads and sidewalks may become icy and slippery. Read More

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Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

The idea of a Martian ocean dates back to the 1990s, when Timothy Parker, now at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used Viking images to identify what appears to be an ancient shoreline along the edges of the terrain dichotomy that separates the Red Planet's northern lowlands from its southern highlands. Read More

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New 10.5-inch iPad Pro entering limited production for possible April announcement

But this wouldn't be a problem, as Apple has been known in the past to speed up their productions. This new device is said to become the first iPad Pro mini, and is believed to be the smallest entry into the iPad Pro line. While budget-conscious Apple fans have surely loved the new iPad for being the most affordable in the iPad series till now, however, die-hard fans are still waiting for news on the iPad Pro 2, as reported by tnhonline . Read More

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Trump Can't Bring Back Mining Jobs, Coal CEO Warns

Trump Can't Bring Back Mining Jobs, Coal CEO Warns

President Obama's Clean Power Plan was created through executive orders supported by careful analysis and supporting regulations at agencies. CNN photo from February 2017 of President Trump signing an executive order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to review water rules to ensure the rules aren't harming the economy. Read More

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A refurbished Galaxy Note 7 could hit the shelves soon

Rumors that the Note 7 would return are (mostly) confirmed, and it's going to keep the "Note" name. " Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the U.S.". Samsung has announced in a recent blog post that they have put in place a recycling plan for Galaxy Note 7 devices. The other two principles include detaching selected components for reuse and environmentally friendly processes to extract metals. Read More

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Apple TV Remote App Updated with iPad Support and Now Playing Controls

Regardless, we always recommend backing up your devices before updating, but doing so is even more important with iOS 10.3. It adds support for AirPods to Find My iPhone, and you'll find weather forecasts in the Maps app. Also, they can update app icons any time they want. Developers and beta testers have been able to try out some of the more significant updates here for the past several weeks. Read More

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Asian markets fall as hazy outlook descends on Trump agenda

Markets across the world tumbled after the tycoon's repeal of Obamacare fell at the first hurdle Friday as he failed to garner enough votes from his own Republican party, who control both houses of Congress. While Gold is one of the commodities that is enjoying consistent buying momentum, Oil is most certainly not and has resumed its weakness into the new trading week despite reports circulating over the weekend that major Oil producing nations will consider extending their recent cuts in ... Read More

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White House to Take Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy

White House to Take Aim at Obama Era Climate Policy

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told ABC News Trump will issue the order Tuesday to make "sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we do regulation in this country". Completely scrapping the rule would require the EPA to replace it with an alternative. "The EPA's power plant regulations are not only unlawful, they are a bad deal for American families and businesses", Donohue said in an emailed statement. Read More

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Panasonic Intros Two Eluga Smartphones with AI Assistant Arbo

Panasonic Intros Two Eluga Smartphones with AI Assistant Arbo

Dubbed Arbo , it monitors a user's usage and offers assistant based on it. It will display frequently used apps and further save their location and time impressions. The Ray Max will be available in Gold, Metallic and Rose gold color variants, while the Ray X will be available in Gold, Rose Gold and Space Grey. There is a 3,000 mAh battery which keeps the device running, and unlike the Eluga Ray Max , it comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. Read More

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India on the brink of clinching series

India on the brink of clinching series

With the Indian openers - Murali Vijay and KL Rahul - knocking off 19 of 106 runs without much fuss, the hometeam is expected to win the match comfortably. Glenn Maxwell top-scored with a fluent 45 before falling lbw to Ashwin. Smith outpaced David Warner in a free wheeling first session for Australia , who were scoring at more than four an over. Read More

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UK Home Secretary Calls for WhatsApp Access after Terror Attack

We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other. Judd said she hopes to organise some kind of arrangement with technology businesses that would allow the United Kingdom government to gain access to content like this if it's likely to help in their investigations for the security of the nation. Read More

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