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The design brief was for a premium, stylish and portable machine with enough power for intense graphics-rich games. To show it's serious, Samsung is building upgradability into the laptops via removable panels, and offering one standout feature: An innovative ventilation system called HexaFlow Vent runs along most of the bottom of the laptops, in a visually arresting pattern Samsung calls "dragon scale".
  • Ford to make new police vehicle in Chicago

    Ford to make new police vehicle in Chicago

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    Ford now produces a hybrid Mondeo and previously offered a Focus Electric, however, neither have made much of a dent in the United Kingdom market, where the biggest plug-in sellers are the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Nissan Leaf. The investment will target the production of high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles, as well as the iconic Mustang and Lincoln Continental, the company said .
  • Casio WSD-F20 official with rugged design, Android Wear 2.0

    Casio WSD-F20 official with rugged design, Android Wear 2.0

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    It's not a watch for everyone, but perhaps that's the point: It's an unapologetic ruggedized smartwatch, and it must have been popular enough for Casio to make a sequel. The dual-layer display is back - it offers a monochrome mode (high visibility, low power use) and color (for the advanced Android Wear features). Swarovski isn't the only traditional watch maker that's cooking up a new Android Wear smartwatch for 2017.
  • Apple Confirms $1 Billion Investment in SoftBank Technology Fund

    Apple Confirms $1 Billion Investment in SoftBank Technology Fund

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    It's a good way for Apple to grab some stake in an area of technology it's otherwise left alone, but don't expect a lot more contributions from the company. The company announced it was creating the tech fund in October of previous year with the goal of getting $100 billion in capitol. But Trump has said he wants Apple to build iPhones in the US, where the costs would be much higher.
  • Suffolk Capital Management LLC Decreases Position in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

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    Salem Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 2.5% in the third quarter. The firm owned 79,943 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after buying an additional 7,400 shares during the period. On 3/4/2016 Verizon Communications announced a quarterly dividend of $0.57 4.33% with an ex dividend date of 4/6/2016 which will be payable on 5/2/2016.
  • Electric auto startup unveils 'new species' of vehicle

    Electric auto startup unveils 'new species' of vehicle

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    But you can expect a luxury price tag: according to Wired , the company's shooting to match "the value of a Bentley ". The fastest Tesla is claimed to reach the same acceleration benchmark in 2.5 seconds. The company also has reportedly faced a number of high-level executive departures, including Chief Brand and Commercial Officer Marco Mattiacci, a former Ferrari executive.
  • Slick Red Xbox One Controller Launches Next Week

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    Amazon has dropped the Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle back down to its Black Friday price, which means its time to put your Christmas cash to work. If players want a personalized red controller, they could use the Design Lab to recreate the one GameStop is selling on the 10th, and then even add an engraving of their Gamertag to it - for $15 more, of course.
  • AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017

    AirTV Player with OTA tuner ready for prime time at CES 2017

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    The service now counts with over 1 million subscribers in the U.S. The market for media streaming devices is getting a little bit crowded, but that isn't stopping DISH from getting in on the action with AirTV . This dongle connects to an antenna (that you can install yourself or pay to get installed through Dish ) and will then integrate all of your local channels into the box in the same interface.
  • Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)'s Snapdragon 835 Chip To Power Surface & Other Premium Phones

    Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)'s Snapdragon 835 Chip To Power Surface & Other Premium Phones

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    Qualcomm has incorporated a new generation of 4K video stabilization and support for Dual Photodiode, as well as enhanced hybrid auto-focus. There's hardware-based authentication support, whether from fingerprints, eye/facial recognition, or voice print, and each works with secure hardware tokens that allow service providers to compare an encrypted state report of the device - including whether it booted securely, what apps are running, and its Global Positioning System location - with that ...
  • Chrysler Debuts CES Concept

    Chrysler Debuts CES Concept

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    Chrysler worked with Samsung and Panasonic for the in-car electronics. The doors in question slide horizontally in opposite directions similar to the motion of elevator doors, opening up a cabin that Chrysler thinks will be a "third space" for occupants (the first two spaces being the home and office).
  • Rose Valley scam: Tapas Paul's daughter appears before CBI for 2nd time

    Rose Valley scam: Tapas Paul's daughter appears before CBI for 2nd time

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    Asserting that TMC MP Sudip Bandhopadhyay's arrest won't stop them from protesting, Mamata said she will take legal battle and seek justice from court. Earlier on December 30, actor turned politician and party MP Tapas Pal was arrested from Kolkata following marathon interrogation by the CBI on same charges.
  • Apple sued for not making something

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    The lawsuit is also claiming that Apple "failed to warn its users that its product was likely to be risky when used or misused in a reasonably foreseeable manner". The patent was granted in 2014 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, yet the Cupertino stronghold did not update the app with the lock-out feature for devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus the distracted driver was using.
  • Linksys sets sights on Google Wifi with the Velop mesh router

    Linksys sets sights on Google Wifi with the Velop mesh router

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    Linksys has announced how much we'll pay for the Velop system when it launches here in Australia in April. Velop Hardware - Velop uses a highly integrated System on a Chip from Qualcomm, the first of its kind that incorporates a 716 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, three Wi-Fi radios (one 2.4 GHz and two 5.0 GHz) and two auto sensing LAN/WAN Gigabit ports.
  • Canadian pilot removed from plane

    Canadian pilot removed from plane "severely impaired"

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    There were 99 passengers on board the 737 800 Series aircraft along with six flight crew, including the pilot. Stacey said the pilot, the flight's captain, was removed and taken to the traffic office to be tested. "They found him slumped over in the seat, " Calgary police spokesperson Paul Stacey told local media. The Canadian-based low-priced carrier operates seasonal flights from Canada to warm-weather destinations such as Cancun throughout the winter months.
  • Qualcomm accidentally reveals the Asus ZenFone AR, the newest Tango phone

    Qualcomm accidentally reveals the Asus ZenFone AR, the newest Tango phone

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    Asus has also tweeted about a new Zenfone that will feature the "world's best processor", which we assume to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The press release does not provide details about the device's other specs, but presumably it will provide a better experience than the PHAB2 Pro, which is powered by the Snapdragon 652.
  • UN Security Council to hold Saturday morning vote for Syria ceasefire

    UN Security Council to hold Saturday morning vote for Syria ceasefire

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    The ceasefire does not extend to terrorist groups like ISIS and the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, or "groups linked to them", though the definition of that is vague. Mr Putin and Mr Assad agreed in a telephone conversation last night that the Astana talks would be "an important step towards finally resolving the crisis", the Kremlin said.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat Update Available for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

    Android 7.0 Nougat Update Available for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

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    The new update brings display scaling that will finally allow the users to change the display scaling, which means you can now have a bigger or smaller font and icons across the device. A soft gold coloured version of the 3T is also going on sale on Amazon on January 5, 2017, 2 pm onwards. It was basically what the OnePlus 3 could have been had it been delayed by a few months, sporting some higher specs.
  • Tesla begins autopilot update rollout for new-gen models

    Tesla begins autopilot update rollout for new-gen models

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    Tesla made this package standard from October onwards. Tesla has started enabling some of the self-driving features for its vehicles outfitted with the latest Autopilot hardware improvements. "Resolving an Autopilot HW2 bug that shows up when booting from a subzero cold-soak". As Electrek notes, the features are only available at low speeds and are still in their beta phase.
  • Amazon patents flying drone fortress to make deliveries

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    Amazon carried out its first official delivery by drone earlier this month in England. Amazon would need a large number of warehouses around the world to accommodate customers in disparate areas. According to the patent , which was granted in April this year, the blimps would circle above key locations at altitudes of 45,000 feet. Smaller airships would be used to return the drones, resupply the fulfillment center with new inventory, and shuttle workers back and forth from the facility.
  • Nintendo Switch Set to Come Out With a Non-Removable Battery

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    But that won't be the case with the Nintendo Switch . Nintendo's traditionally non-traditional approach to new platforms was confirmed for the Switch in October. Creating the console without a removable battery is also a departure from Nintendo's recent design choices. The said model number is now generally known as the model number of the Nintendo Switch .
  • Tesla programs cars to obey speed limit

    Tesla programs cars to obey speed limit

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    The vehicle was fitted with Tesla Autopilot, a driver assist technology on Tesla cars. Hans Noordsij , a Dutch electric vehicle enthusiast who first reported the incident, said that nobody in the crash was seriously injured, according to the driver of the Tesla .
  • Apple's brand new AirPods are suffering from battery drain issues

    Apple's brand new AirPods are suffering from battery drain issues

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    When asked whether or not he could comment on the business, Cook expectedly denied comment, though stated that Apple has had a "great holiday". Apple's United Kingdom online store now says that users should expect a wait of six weeks to have new AirPods delivered, or picked up from a nearby Apple store.
  • Google Celebrates Birthday Of Charles Macintosh With A Doodle

    Google Celebrates Birthday Of Charles Macintosh With A Doodle

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    Google has regarded the inventor of waterproof material, Charles Macintosh, with a Doodle on Thursday to check what might be his 250th birthday. James Syme, an Edinburgh-based surgeon and chemist, discovered that naphtha, a derivative of coal tar, had the power to dissolve rubber.
  • Microsoft finally lets users pause updates in Windows 10

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    The same happened after the recent leak of Windows 10 Build 14779, which has teased the possibility of an under-development Game Mode in Windows 10 . Note that Build 14997 isn't out officially yet, and the Game Mode spotted in that build isn't working yet, apparently. So, we can't confirm if this feature will make an appearance in Pro or Home SKUs.
  • Samsung to unveil Galaxy A Series (2017) phones in Malaysia next week

    Samsung to unveil Galaxy A Series (2017) phones in Malaysia next week

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    Samsung's 2017 Galaxy A Series is inching closer to official status, with the brand sending out invites for a January 5 event. The upcoming Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2017) are expected to be unveiled next week, January 5, with improved specs and contemporary features.
  • Sony promises "amazing software" next year

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    Sony and Microsoft have announced the games for Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members for January. Day of Tentacle Remastered is a 1993 adventure game that is developed and published by LucasArts. This War of Mine's expansion pack entitled The Little Ones will also be part of the line-up. What you'll find, though, is a 2D survival masterpiece that puts you in charge of a group of survivors in a war torn town whose hardscrabble existence includes scavenging for basics like food ...
  • Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 64, Castlevania Dracula X

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    Now North Americans can take their turn trying out the 1996 classic with up to four players using either the Wii U GamePad, Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller, or Wii Remote Plus. Here's a rundown of everything Nintendo is offering the week of December 29 in its eShop and Virtual Console. These re-releases often have several new features like off-TV play and more.
  • New 5-inch iPhone 7S might feature a vertical dual lens camera

    New 5-inch iPhone 7S might feature a vertical dual lens camera

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    Earlier rumours have indicated that the next iPhone would make use of OLED panels for the screen and the Plus variant would be bumped to 5.8-inches. This isn't the first time we've heard about Apple planning to launch the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in "Jet White" colour option.
  • Child uses sleeping mom's thumbprint to buy $250 in Pokemon gifts

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    It seems that while mom Bethany was sleeping on the couch, Ashlynd gently picked up her mother's thumb and used it to unlock the Amazon app on her phone. "I didn't know she knew what Amazon was", Howell told the Mail . The Howells were able to return four of the items. She broke the news to her daughter telling her that Santa knew how she bought these gifts in the first place, and so she couldn't keep all of them.
  • India test-fires Agni-5, its longest range nuclear capable missile

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    Agni 5, India's longest range and indigenously-developed nuclear capable missile, was launched off Odisha coast today. The Agni-V launch is the fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the long-range missile, ANI reported. It is about 17-metre long, two-metre wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes. India's defense research body, Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) has begun work on the Agni 6 missile.
  • The beginning of a 'beautiful friendship'?: presidents Trump and Putin

    The beginning of a 'beautiful friendship'?: presidents Trump and Putin

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    On Thursday, this loose-cannon approach to Twitter appeared to hit a new low, when the president-elect committed the U.S.to a nuclear arms race . Surely, the words "nuclear capability" were meant to signify a modernization of our existing arsenal, like president Obama is already pursuing .
  • Double Dragon 4 Trailer Dropped the Day After Christmas

    Double Dragon 4 Trailer Dropped the Day After Christmas

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    The game is set to hit PS4 and PC/Steam worldwide on January 30th. The release will mark the first entry into the series since 1990's Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone and will further test our longing for retro gameplay experiences. In Japan, the game will cost 800 yen which, in United States dollars, now translates to almost $7. While the popularity of the title saw the release of multiple sequels, a TV show, and even a movie - the eventual popularity of the series waned, with the duo ...