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Google starts big advertising push around new Pixel phone

This past week was a big one for Android and Google-related news, as Google's October 4th event revealed a handful of new devices that had been rumored for months. Google's launch of the first phone it has designed itself puts it in direct competition with the two dominant smartphone makers, which each market heavily.

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Teramont Out - Atlas In For Volkswagen's Large SUV

Its styling has evolved from the large SUV look first seen on the new Tiguan and due to be integrated onto the exterior of the 2017 Touareg. As a concept, it measured 196 inches long (4,987 mm) and 79 inches wide (2,015 mm) with a height of 68 inches (1,733 mm).

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Check out the teaser video of Mercedes Electric SUV

Also, Mercedes's electric line will follow a distinctive design language, making them stand out as Mercedes electric cars. Zetsche also confirmed that the new EVs will be launched under the umbrella of a new sub-brand, dubbed "EQ". Predictably, my first instinct upon seeing the Generation EQ Concept was to compare it to the Tesla Model X. And Tesla has said it will introduce a Bolt competitor, the mass-market Model 3, with more than 200 miles of range, in 2017, though analysts expect it ...

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Yahoo data breach weighs on Verizon takeover

It is understood that it launched an investigation after claims surfaced around July and August that 280 million Yahoo users' credentials had gone on sale on the black market. Yahoo faces class action lawsuits after disclosing a massive data breach Thursday. It seems yesterday's Yahoo hack isn't just hitting the firm's own customers.

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New York Times Publishes Trump's '95 Tax Returns

His opacity has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum, ranging from his Republican predecessor Mitt Romney, who speculated there was a "bombshell" hiding in Trump's tax records, to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton , who said at Monday's debate that Trump likely "paid nothing in federal taxes".

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Automakers show off electrics at Paris show

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ electric SUV concept was presented during the International Paris Motor Show , on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. It will be powered by a 125 kW electric motor. The saloons in this EV lineup are expected to be based on the S-Class and the C-Class, whereas the SUVs are expected to be modelled on the GLA and GLC.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explodes while Charging and Damages Macbook

Galaxy Note 7 which was proved safe theoretically, burst into flames in China. An executive with Samsung said the company is investigating the case. Samsung Galaxy On8 also features an impressive, 3300mAh battery . Samsung says half of faulty Note7 phones have been exchanged in the U.S. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers about possible safety issues involving some Samsung top-loading washing machines.

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Iran dims hopes for deal on oil output freeze this week

Iran is likely to play a pivotal role in any decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to limit production in an attempt to get oil prices higher. Speaking to Reuters in between meetings on whether a deal was still possible this week, Zanganeh said: "I can not predict". Iran is committed to increasing its output to 4 million barrels per day after years of worldwide sanctions, and its representative in Algiers has indicated a deal is not likely to be struck this week.

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Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant: 'I haven't talked to him'

Kevin Durant spoke on how he didn't care if the critics liked his decision to go to Golden State because they never cared about him as a person. "I don't know how it's going to work out", Westbrook said. "I could speak all night about Russell", Durant said. "If I were to come out and tweet something or Instagram or whatever a video of me disagreeing with what a writer said, it's career suicide nearly", Durant said.

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Snapchat debuts recording 'Spectacles,' changes company name

The gadget, simply called Spectacles , is expected to be available before the end of the year for around £100 (130 USA dollars). The name change itself is directly related to Snap Inc's newest product " Spectacles " - more on that below.

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IPhone 7 launch sales 25% lower than iPhone 6s

Even though quite a lot of people preordered their 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black the second they were able to on September 9, there have been crickets from this crew of customers when it comes to the smartphone's arriving despite some getting the week of September 19 shipping dates.

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Snapchat's 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130 bucks

Well, we'll get to know soon enough. Snapchat's glasses can shoot first-person video using a 115-degree-angle lens that is similar to the human eye's natural field vision. Snapchat has always been known as an extremely successful social app, but with the company's new zoomed-out strategy-they just launched a pair of high-tech sunglasses , in case you missed it-it seems a rebrand was in order.

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Snapchat Unveils Video Taking 'Spectacles', Rebrands as Snap Inc

The camera-packing shades are expected to go on sale in the fall for around $130 and will be available in black, teal or coral varients. Calling it "a toy", the new invention allows the users to have a newer experience for the app; a first person view, if you may.

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Oracle beats Amazon Web Services in cloud database comparison

Oracle on Tuesday announced more support for the developer community with the addition of PHP development to its cloud platform. The Oracle programme enables its members to offer a complete managed service solution for workloads running on its platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.

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Saints cornerback Williams carted off with neck injury

McAdoo also committed a glaring strategic mistake in the first quarter, passing up a likely 3-0 lead and going for it instead on fourth-and-1 from the Saints' 3-yard line . - At his career pace of 281.3 passing yards per game, Brees would need roughly 38 games - just under 2.5 more seasons - to pass Peyton Manning for the most yards all time.

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Dashcam Footage Shows Fatal Tesla Model S Crash In China

Mobileye chairman Amnon Shashua, who is also the company's chief technology officer, said on Wednesday: "No matter how you spin it, Autopilot is not created to cover all possible crash situations in a safe manner". "No matter how you spin it, (the Autopilot system) is not designed for that. We take any incident with our vehicles very seriously and immediately reached out to our customer when we learned of the crash", said Tesla in a statement provided to electric vehicle site Electrek .

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.9 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Vehicles affected globally include various models from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Lancia brands manufactured between 2010 and 2014. Thousands of cars are set to be recalled in the United Kingdom over fears they might have faulty airbags.

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Samsung Planning Software Update For Overheating Note 7s

Whether you enjoy engaging in risky behavior or are just too darn lazy to exchange your Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has an option for the slackers and those oblivious to recent battery explosions. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and New Jersey Gov.

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Apple's €13bn European Union tax bill 'total political crap', claims Tim Cook

He said the EC ruling came from a "political place", adding, "when you are accused of doing something that is so foreign to your values it brings out an outrage in you". Cook said Apple paid income tax of 26.1% globally. She said Apple's sweetheart tax deal with Ireland amount to "illegal state aid". He said Apple paid income tax on products sold in different European countries to those countries, and an additional income taxes on profits in the United States at a rate of 35%.

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GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death

During this test, deployment of the front airbags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash. The issue has reportedly already been blamed for one fatal crash and three others involving serious injuries. GM opened an investigation into the issue on June 7, 2016 and assigned a product investigator on June 8, 2016. Customers will be able to have their software defect updated free of charge, according to GM.

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Samsung confirms it is stopping shipments of exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones

The official said the company's announcement of the recall is unlikely on Friday because Samsung is in talks with Verizon of the US and other business partners on the issue. But it seems this incredible smartphone from Samsung may have some issues. Furthermore, several customers have uploaded videos and images online claiming that their phones had caught on fire.

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Instagram Now Allows Zoom

Though the platforms don't offer the exact same service, the competition between Snapchat and Instagram has really heated up over the past few months. Naturally, Android device owners will need to stay patient, as Instagram states the feature will come for us in the "coming weeks ". Zoom will allow a new focus on detail to emerge in Instagram posts , although the company may want to think about upgrading its current maximum resolution of 1080 pixels.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coming with iris scanner

Now you can savor the astonishing and path-breaking smart phone device by just looking at it. Stare at your phone and watch it open up with your eyes with the IRIS scanner feature. It is also 0.3mm thicker compared to the Note 5. In June alone, the sales volume of Samsung's smartphones grew nearly 50 percent from a year earlier.

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Intel launches 'Kaby Lake' 7th generation Core CPUs for laptops

According to Intel , this new the mobile processors Kaby Lake are 70% more productive than a 5-year-old PC and can facilitate users with superior 3D graphic experience. For desktop Intel Kaby Lake chips, which many HEXUS readers will be most interested in, we will have to wait until January for official details and a launch.

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Verizon Turns On LTE Advanced in 461 Cities

Verizon's LTE Advanced deployment now uses a combination of two- and three-carrier aggregation, with two-channel carrier aggregation resulting in download speeds of up to 225 Mbps under ideal conditions, compared to "typical" speeds of 5-12 Mbps.

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Education MEC to meet with PTA School Governing Body

The code of conduct does not mention Afros or hair texture, but the girls say the rule that "all styles should be conservative, neat and in keeping with school uniform", has been used to oppress black students. With that being said, they always tell us that we're overreacting to the things that they're saying. "Teachers who know that they are in a position of authority use that to discriminate against us and say derogatory things against black girls and expect us not to say anything or raise ...

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Did Apple Kill the iPhone 7 Pro?

Defect: A new report claims that Apple's iPhone 6 smartphones are suffering from a design defect , iFixIt notes. When Apple launched the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, many users had to wait for the bigger 5.5-inch device simply because demand outstripped supply.

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Frank Ocean releases surprise video 'Nikes' and album 'Blonde'

His website then implied that the album would be put off until November. Frank Ocean continued to release new music this weekend to the delight of his fans . And while the buildup to the new Bon Iver album hasn't been as frenzied, it will still attract a fair amount of attention when it comes out on September 30.

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Samsung starts refurbished phone programme

Overall, refurbished devices are given new batteries or casings, so that will likely apply in Samsung's case as well. The company plans to refurbish its high-end phones from customers who returned their phones under a one-year upgrade program.

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Huawei Beats Xiaomi to Claim Top Spot in Chinese Smartphone Market

The Chinese device maker shipped 10.5 million smartphones in Q2, down 38.4% year-on-year. Single-digit growth seems to be the norm these days in major smartphone markets, and the market as a whole is also going through a similar phase. Apple , the largest worldwide brand vendor, suffered a 31.7% setback in shipments to 8.6 million units in the second quarter and saw its market share decline to 7.8% from 11.9% of a year earlier, IDC noted.

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Badminton: Britain defeat China to take surprise bronze

The duo superbly stretched their lead throughout the deciding game and won it when Langridge reviewed a serve left by the Chinese who thought it was short, only for it to be ruled in - meaning a massive 11-point winning margin. There's so many people out there that don't understand what badminton is. "We weren't expected to get a medal. We do get looked after well and we are thankful for that but it's hard".

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Intel Shows off Virtual Reality Headset, Project Alloy

All the computing power you need is inside the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD). The company also says the headset is capable of "collision detection and avoidance", enabling users to traverse large volumes of space without running into walls and other objects.

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Tech Titan Cisco Is Laying off 20% of Its Employees

Cisco, the networking equipment company, is planning to lay off at least 5,500 employees. The vendor has also offered early retirement packages to employees that will be affected by this latest round of cuts. The corporate restructuring was meant to cut expenses in "lower growth areas" and shift the money into Cisco priorities such as security, cloud computing, data centres, and the internet of things, according to Robbins.

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Britain's Charlotte Dujardin wins gold medal in Olympic individual dressage

I gave it everything and Valegro could not have done any more. Isabell Werth claimed silver after helping Germany win the team dressage title on Friday. "I knew he couldn't have done any more", she said. Fellow Brit, and team coach, Carl Hester sat in the gold medal position for a time after his run of 82.553 on Nip Tuck, enough for seventh place, while Fiona Bigwood and Orthilia scored 76.018 for 17th place.

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Italy's Elia Viviani crashes, wins men's omnium

The race will perhaps be best remembered by a crash caused when Cavendish swung down from high on the banking into the path of Korean rider Sanghoon Park, who was taken away on a stretcher, his neck in a brace and an oxygen mask over his mouth.

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Adblock Plus releases workaround to Facebook's ad block bypass

In a statement to TechCrunch , Facebook pointed out that ad-blocking software is "punishing" users, as it blocks not only these new advertisements, but also posts from friends and followed Pages - content users would presumably still like to see.

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Dolphin Snatches Woman's iPad: SeaWorld Orlando Warns Visitors

There's no word on the fate of the iPad."As you can see, the dolphins can reach your loose items", a SeaWorld worker is heard on video saying. One woman brought her iPad to the park in the hopes of capturing the animals' grace and beauty with a photo.

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Disney Acquires Stake in BAMTech; Will Launch ESPN Service

According to consensus agreement of 31 analysts Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) will report earnings per share of $1.61 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company's results on 8/9/2016 AMC. Walt Disney Co makes up approx 0.29% of Green Square Capital's portfolio.Alethea Capital Management reduced its stake in DIS by selling 170 shares or 1.79% in the most recent quarter.

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Iran becomes first country to ban 'Pokemon Go' game

Earlier this week, authorities in NY state said they would ban 3000 registered sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go while they are on parole. Pokemon Go players are out in the streets catching Pokemon at the risk of their own well being.

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Djokovic in Wimbledon's third round

For one day, anyway, he is Grand Sam. It's not the first time I'm losing a grand slam match or any match. And in the process, it ruined a host of glorious possibilities for the Serbian star. The 18th-seeded American saved a match point in the second-set tiebreaker on Friday, but the match was then suspended by rain with the score tied at 3-3 in the third set.