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The deal negotiations are still at a critical juncture and could fall apart. Last year, AT&T acquired DirecTV for $48.5 billion, but an acquisition of Time Warner would be larger and the company's largest deal in at least the past 10 years.
  • Google Pixel Phone Release Date Breakdown

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    At first glance, Google's phone looks similar to Apple's offering. DxO Labs in France is an independent company which tests and ranks smartphone cameras (as well as "proper" camera hardware), assigning each one a value out of 100. Siri and Google both integrate with OpenTable, and I'm unconvinced that I can find a reservation using either of them faster than I could just use the OpenTable app.
  • Share Your Amazon Prime Photos Storage Via 'Family Vault'

    Share Your Amazon Prime Photos Storage Via 'Family Vault'

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    In yet another step in Amazon's seemingly endless attempts to bulk up its $99/year Prime membership features , the e-commerce giant will now let members share their unlimited photo storage space with up to five friends or family members. Gone are the days of customers wading through thousands of photos to find a specific image. Further details of all of the company's newly announced features can be found on Amazon's Photos minisite or through the Amazon Photos mobile app .
  • Xiaomi to Price Upcoming Mi Note 2 at $600, Says Analyst

    Xiaomi to Price Upcoming Mi Note 2 at $600, Says Analyst

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    The smartphone is expected to release into the markets as a prime example of Xiaomi's innovation. But the latest pictures are in contradiction with rumours that indicated a dual-edge display in Mi Note 2. Xioami has a reputation for producing premium phones that are sold fore less money than other devices with similar specs, such as the Mi 5 series. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed that the company has no plans to manufacture a 4-inch device.
  • Tesla Autopilot Hunted Down By Authorities

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    The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has asked the company to stop using the term, arguing that it is misleading and could contribute to "misunderstandings" and confusion over the system's true capabilities. The news comes after a few crashes occurred, involving Tesla vehicles. The statement also gave the example of the Autopilot feature being used in aerospace since a long time.
  • AT&T to offer new screen protection program

    AT&T to offer new screen protection program

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    AT&T will soon be offering a new cracked screen replacement service for its insured devices. According to AT&T, customers " can file a claim in the morning and, if approved, schedule an Asurion-certified technician to fix their cracked screen as soon as the same afternoon, subject to appointment availability".
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is on the 'no-fly' list

    Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is on the 'no-fly' list

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    But aviation authorities went a step further on Saturday, ordering airlines to ban the devices completely, a transport ministry official said . Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are prohibited from being transported via airlines registered to the country due to a recognised fire hazard associated with the device.
  • Netflix shares soar on huge growth in subscriber additions

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    During regular trading, the stock was down 1.65% to 1.67%. Next quarter, the company anticipates it will add 1.45 million new USA subscribers and 3.75 million global subscribers, down a bit from past year due to churn from the "un-grandfathering" of subscribers with cheaper subscription plans.
  • Southwest flight evacuated after replacement Samsung phone catches fire

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    For all the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users who thought that Samsung would replace their units with defective batteries with news ones, you might have to rethink of buying another smartphone instead. Smoke from a Samsung device prompted a U.S. airline to evacuate a flight. The company suspended sales of the oversized device and recalled 2.5 million units worldwide last month.
  • Rampant injuries could prove to be finishing blow to Ravens

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    The Ravens will also need their offensive line to step up in protecting quarterback Joe Flacco, as left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot) and guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) are both listed as doubtful . Flacco took a deep shot to wide receiver Breshad Perriman, and the officials flagged NY cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for a 30-yard pass interference, which moved Baltimore to the 8-yard line.
  • Dueling protests as Brexit battle goes to UK's High Court

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    These include Theresa May indicating that Britain was headed for a "hard Brexit" and that controlling borders was more important than access to the EU's single market. Let's not forget that International Trade secretary Liam Fox also told the Tory party conference that they want to be a fully independent member of the World Trade Organisation.
  • Why you shouldn't buy Google's Pixel smartphones from Verizon

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    The carrier clarified things a bit today in a statement sent to Ars Technica . By partnering up with Verizon, Google is trying to get its new Pixel duo out into stores and in the face of the average buyer and that's probably a good strategy for increasing their popularity.
  • Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

    Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

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    His son, the 63-year-old crown prince, is heir apparent. Flags would fly at half-mast at all government buildings and schools for 30 days, he said. Bhumibol, who took the throne in just after WWII in 1946, was the longest-reigning monarch in the world.
  • Google will show off Pixel, Daydream at NY pop-up store

    Google will show off Pixel, Daydream at NY pop-up store

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    With the release of the changelog for Nougat 7 .1, it appears that numerous new software update's interesting features would only be exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL. The good news is that Alphabet Inc (GOOG) is proving security updates to both Verizon and and unlocked version, so you may purchase the Verizon contract and save the headache.
  • 'Fraggle Rock' Series Remastered, Returning to HBO

    'Fraggle Rock' Series Remastered, Returning to HBO

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    The remastering has created a contemporary look for the series, Jim Henson Company Executive Vice President Richard Goldsmith , said in a statement , adding that images were sharpened, contrast cleaned and vibrancy enhanced under the supervision Brian Henson , Jim's son.
  • Sprint offers high school students a million free wireless devices

    Sprint offers high school students a million free wireless devices

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    The devices, Claure said, will be a mix of phones, tablets, connected laptops and hotspots, based on students' need and what devices are contributed. Sprint hopes to tighten and eliminate the "Homework Gap" in which students from low-income families struggle to keep up because they don't have access at home to devices with an internet connection.
  • Google Starts Big Advertising Push Around New Pixel Phone

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    Verizon has the advantage of having the phones in stores for you to feel up. This has come to an end with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as the two have premium builds, hardware specs as well as prices, just like their flagship counterparts from Apple or even South Korea's Samsung.
  • Trump on support for Iraq war

    Trump on support for Iraq war

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    Jesse Lehrich , a foreign policy spokesman for Hillary Clinton's campaign, told Donald Trump to "go fuck yourself" on Twitter during the second presidential debate on Sunday night. In his tweet, Lehrich was responding to Trump's comments on the late Capt. Humayun Khan. During a Fox News Channel interview with Neil Cavuto in January 2003, Trump suggested the economy and threats from North Korea posed greater problems for then-President George W.
  • Plane evacuated after smoke from Samsung device

    Plane evacuated after smoke from Samsung device

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    Samsung is investigating this incident and does not provide any result yet. Fire department Capt. Sal Melendez said the device overheated during the flight crew's safety demonstration. Smoke from a Samsung device prompted a USA airline to evacuate a flight. Many airlines have started warning passengers not to use the Samsung phones while on their flight or stow them in checked luggage because of the smoke issues.
  • Google Assistant shown and detailed at October event

    Google Assistant shown and detailed at October event

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    In addition to being priced at only $129, Home and its Google Assistant also have some other features which seemingly blow Alexa out of the water. Just like an Android phone, you can activate a voice command by saying "OK Google ", and follow up by asking Home about the weather, sports results or basically anything you would typically Google .
  • How Google Pixel will impact Apple's iPhone ecosystem

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    But since the Nexus lineup is pretty much dead, so is that concept, or at least in part. Google also released a new headset with Pixel called Daydream View. For comparison, Samsung fills up 8GB of the 32GB internal storage on the Galaxy S7 with the Android operating system , and its own TouchWiz skin and default apps.
  • Most Comcast customers now have a 1TB home internet data cap

    Most Comcast customers now have a 1TB home internet data cap

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    Comcast says they will notify customers when they get close to the limit starting at the 50 percent point. The company will continue to charge you $10 in 50GB intervals up to $200 a month. The FCC doesn't now have any rules prohibiting Internet service providers from capping data, and hasn't ever suggested that pay-per-byte billing is illegal.
  • Apple vs. Samsung: Apple wins appeal, gets $120M back from Samsung verdict

    Apple vs. Samsung: Apple wins appeal, gets $120M back from Samsung verdict

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    Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated Apple's $119.6 million award in a longstanding patent lawsuit with Samsung , after eight of twelve judges ruled it was wrong to throw out the verdict in February. The outcome will determine how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing on design patents for the iPhone. In even worse news for Samsung , the appeals court also asked the trial judge to consider whether the judgment should actually be increased because of intentional ...
  • MacBook Air 2016 Release Date, Specs Rumors: Brand On The Way Out?

    MacBook Air 2016 Release Date, Specs Rumors: Brand On The Way Out?

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    The addition of the powerful graphics card will definitely be an improvement over the MacBook's predecessor as it will allow for faster and smoother operation while editing or gaming. As for its display, it is still expected to feature Retina, but with 5K resolution. This new and innovative feature is supposedly meant to replace the old models' function keys.
  • How Did General Motors Perform in September 2016?

    How Did General Motors Perform in September 2016?

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    Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of General Motors in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. Rodman & Renshaw assumed coverage on Ford Motor in a report on Monday, July 18th. now shows a Weekly Performance of -3.35%, where Monthly Performance is -11.72%, Quarterly performance is -22.44%, 6 Months performance is -23.94% and yearly performance percentage is -21.36%.
  • US subpoena tests privacy promise of encrypted messaging app

    US subpoena tests privacy promise of encrypted messaging app

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    If you know anything at all about Signal , then you know privacy and security are not just marketing buzzwords; end-to-end encryption is a feature to which OWS is deeply committed. But since the app is created to minimize the collection of user data , OWS can produce only the date and time a user registered with Signal, and their last date of connectivity to the service.
  • Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist

    Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist

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    Though Kim Kardashian has stayed out of sight since returning to New York City on Monday, her famous family has since been spotted out. After an encounter with armed robbers in Paris on Monday, Oct. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian returned to NY "badly shaken" on Monday after being robbed at gunpoint in her Paris residence by masked men who stole some $10 million worth of jewelry.
  • Henrik Fisker reboots electric automotive aspirations

    Henrik Fisker reboots electric automotive aspirations

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    Now, the Danish designer has just announced Fisker INC., an American electric vehicle automotive company that's based in California. During his announcement of Fisker Inc ., Mr. He did not specify when production would begin. "And there is nobody even close to what we are doing out there", added Fisker. Sketch of an upcoming model by Fisker Inc .
  • Yahoo may have allowed US government to search user emails

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    Reuters couldn't determine what data Yahoo may have handed over, if any, and if intelligence officials had approached other email providers besides Yahoo with this kind of request. It is said to be the first time a USA internet company has been caught searching all incoming messages on behalf of a spy agency. ZDNet revealed in March that the USA government tried, on numerous occasions, to acquire the source code of tech companies for investigations and surveillance.