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Samsung CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said on Friday he'll resign from his post in early 2018, adding another twist in the fallout from the imprisonment of Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto leader of the electronics giant. Friday's personnel announcement came shortly after the company said it was expecting to log 14.5 trillion won ($12.8 billion) in operating profits for the July-September quarter, an all-time record and almost three times the 5.2 trillion won of the same period a year earlier.
  • Nubia Z17 miniS smartphone with four cameras launched in China

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    The front panel is covered with glass Gorilla Glass, and it is the same, but already with 3D effect, closes the rear of the housing, while the frame is made of aluminum. The Z17S boasts of a 12MP + 23MP dual-rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 0.03 second dual pixel focus, 2x optical zoom and background blur. The smartphone offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
  • Google Express partners with Target, Assistant shopping coming to phones

    Google Express partners with Target, Assistant shopping coming to phones

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    The Target team up comes just after a similar partnership with Walmart and Google. In essence, the arrangement represents an expansion of Target's existing use of Google Express . Bulking up against internet giant Amazon , more and more retailers have been touting their partnerships with Google and encouraging shoppers to buy Google devices.
  • Hyperloop One rebrands as 'Virgin Hyperloop One' after investment by Richard Branson

    Hyperloop One rebrands as 'Virgin Hyperloop One' after investment by Richard Branson

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    Branson appeared Thursday on CNBC's " Squawk Box " to announce his company, Virgin Group, is investing in Hyperloop One , which is developing the super-fast transport system originally dreamed up by Elon Musk . He described the hyperloop concept as "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table". The technology is now being tested at the DevLoop site, just outside Las Vegas.
  • Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty

    Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty

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    Samsung has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm for a duo of limited edition Star Wars versions of its VR7000 Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner. ( R2-D2 screwdriver, anyone? ) But hey, if you're a Star Wars fan who's in the market for a robot vacuum, why wouldn't you want Darth Vader cleaning your carpet? The Darth Vader version comes made with custom premium materials - is meant to resemble the villain's all-black mask.
  • Tata Comm to explore buying Tata Teles enterprise biz

    Tata Comm to explore buying Tata Teles enterprise biz

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    It will further strengthen our already solid portfolio and create substantial long term value for our shareholders given the significant synergies. The Tata Groups' loss making telecom business, Tata Teleservices , finally found a graceful way to depart from the telecom business as the company is being acquired by Bharti Airtel - India's largest telecom firm.
  • Pluto's neighbour, the exotic Haumea has a ring around it

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    This suggested something was obscuring it, most likely a series of rings, that was only confirmed after many months of follow-up research by a team led by José Luis Ortiz of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía. The most surprising item learned was that it has rings. According to the study published Wednesday in the journal Nature , there is a collection of icy dwarf planets called trans-Neptunian objects, or TNOs.
  • Apple working with LG on foldable iPhone, claims report

    Apple working with LG on foldable iPhone, claims report

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    Some media reports claim that Apple is moving away from Samsung due to the concern of possible leaks from the display wing of Samsung on future plans about iPhones. Sources say the two firms have tentatively agreed on the investment but details have not yet been finalized. Samsung's monopoly in producing iPhone parts has likely prompted Apple to explore possible cooperation with other suppliers like Sharp and Japan Display.
  • Oculus Rift is Getting a Permanent Price Cut

    Oculus Rift is Getting a Permanent Price Cut

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    You can watch movies or concerts, play games, or hang out with your friends in virtual reality . First is a permanent price cut to $400 for the Rift . "Opening up more of those experiences to more of us - that's not isolating, that's freeing". Barra also shared more details about Project Santa Cruz, Facebook's prototype high-end device that claims to offer "the magic of a PC VR experience to an untethered form factor".
  • SpaceX successfully launches and recovers third reused rocket

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    In this case, the Falcon 9 that's being used for this mission flew a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in February of this year. The SpaceX rocket launched at 5:37 a.m., Pacific time, Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the company said in a statement . SpaceX is preparing for its second rocket launch of the week Wednesday evening.
  • Google to 'permanently remove' Home Mini's faulty recording feature

    Google to 'permanently remove' Home Mini's faulty recording feature

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    Something creepy happened two days later, when Russakovskii noticed that the device is getting activated repeatedly and recording randomly. Going forward, all Google Home Minis will have the touch-to-activate functionality disabled - leaving the "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" hot word activation as the only option to summon the Google Assistant in the smaller speaker.
  • Reliance Jio Diwali offer: Get full cashback on recharge of Rs 399

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    The Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer is valid for both, prepaid and postpaid subscribers. If your Jio recharge is expiring, you have a good chance to avail the cash back before October 18. These vouchers will be redeemable when the consumers undertake future recharges of Rs. 309 or above plans and Rs. 91 and above data add-ons. Once this Jio Diwali offer ends on 18 October the operator informs to bring out new plans starting 19 October.
  • General Motors checking impact of Kobe Steel data cheating

    General Motors checking impact of Kobe Steel data cheating

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    The admission from the steel and aluminum maker follows scandals involving falsified data at household names such as Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi Motors and Takata Corp., which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. However, it declined comment on a media report that materials used in semiconductors were also impacted by the scandal. United States plane manufacturer Boeing also said it had not found any safety issues.
  • IPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 - How Do They Compare?

    IPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 - How Do They Compare?

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    Other than the A5, the A7 (2018) will probably sport a similar design as well. There were also talks about Apple thinking about doing it but like Samsung , they had to scrape that idea at the end of the day. The Galaxy Tab A also houses an 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP shooter in the front. However, Samsung Display Engineer Kim Tae-woong claims the techology is not expected to mature until 2019.
  • The Evil Within 2's launch trailer shows off a house of horrors

    The Evil Within 2's launch trailer shows off a house of horrors

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    Sebastian Castellanos is even more moody than before, having been forced to return to the nightmare of the STEM world to save the daughter he thought he'd lost. "The real horror may be the human monsters trapped inside, with the twisted photographer Stefano and the "righteous" priest Theodore both intent on warping the weakened system to their will", Bethesda continues.
  • Hacker codenamed 'Alf' from Home and Away stole data from defence subcontractor

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    A spokesman for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), a government agency, said the government would not release further details about the cyber attack. Defence industry minister Christopher Pyne told the ABC on Thursday he does not know who the hacker is and indicated he would not tell if he knew, "It could be a state actor, a non-state actor".
  • Andromeda And Dead Space 3 Coming To EA And Origin Access

    Andromeda And Dead Space 3 Coming To EA And Origin Access

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    That's confirmed by one of EA's own announcements, detailing the games and demos that will be added in October through December. Subscribers will also be getting "Play first" trials for Need for Speed Payback and Star Wars Battlefront II , giving them a chance to give these games a go before dropping full price on them.
  • Amazon's Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users

    Amazon's Alexa can recognize the voices of multiple users

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    Recently, Amazon's Echo Show smart speaker (the company's first Echo with a screen) had its built-in YouTube app removed by Google. And, if she doesn't recognize who's speaking, she'll just revert to the default Alexa experience. For instance, if I tell Alexa simply to "play music", she'll start playing songs based on my preferences. When shopping, voice recognition will make it easier to make secure purchases.
  • Is Facebook Down? #FacebookDown Goes Viral As Some Users Experience Issues

    Is Facebook Down? #FacebookDown Goes Viral As Some Users Experience Issues

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    Wednesday. Swathes of social media users were left frustrated after being unable to access Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Some users can access their News Feed, but are having issues posting updates and sharing on the network. Some users found that while the site was working fine on phone others couldn't access it either from phone or desktop. A number of users , who couldn't log in to Facebook , received a message, " Facebook will be back soon".
  • 'Oculus Go' Is a $200 Standalone Headset

    'Oculus Go' Is a $200 Standalone Headset

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    Oculus has teamed up with Pixel Corps to release a dedicated Rift and Gear VR app for streaming the big show as if you were really there. Indeed, it's only a little more expensive than something like Samsung's Gear VR, which also requires a recent smartphone to actually serve as the headset's display and processor.