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Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers

Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers On Monday, Mr. Trump said he had written letters to the families of the soldiers over the weekend, which would be mailed later in the day or on Tuesday. The Pentagon has not provided a detailed accounting of the ambush by 50 ISIS affiliated fighters which left four United States soldiers dead and two wounded and has said the incident remains under investigation. [Full Article...]

Crews search for missing worker after oil rig explodes near New Orleans

Crews search for missing worker after oil rig explodes near New Orleans Chief David Tibbets of the East Bank Consolidated Fire Department says the platform, located in Jefferson Parish, is used for the transfer of oil. Huge Oil Rig #Explosion as Republicans continue to remove every regulation they can lay their hands on. [Full Article...]

Behold! The Oculus Go - a standalone VR headset that costs $199

Behold! The Oculus Go - a standalone VR headset that costs $199 The new standalone Oculus is scheduled to be released in early 2018 and looks to split the differen between the more expensive $600 Oculus Rift and $100 headsets like Samsung's Gear VR . It's an impressive price point for what's said to be a completely standalone device. You also don't need a phone, like you do with the Samsung Gear VR . [Full Article...]

Presented smartphone Huawei Honor 6 Pro

Presented smartphone Huawei Honor 6 Pro The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 7X runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1. In the camera department there's a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and auto focus capability. Alongside the launch of the 8 Pro, the company also launched the mid-range Honor 6C in the region. The company has pushed the fingerprint scanner to the back side. [Full Article...]

India U-17 football coach hails team boys

India U-17 football coach hails team boys After a heavy defeat against U.S. and a nail-biting finish against Colombia, India are left without points and a negative goal difference (GD). Earlier, Ghana routed host India 4-0 to finish top of Group A . The joy was shortlived as Colombia retook the lead soon after... "Our team knew tonight that after two hard games at this level it would be harder to play against Ghana, the strongest team ... [Full Article...]

Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1

Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1 A glimpse of the project was teased on Senior VP/GM of Mobile at Razer Tom Moss's Twitter page, as we reported before . Razer is relatively unknown outside the gaming community, but the launch of a smartphone could help the company in creating new fans. [Full Article...]

Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash

Statement released following Facebook and Instagram crash According to The Mirror , the social media sites began having issues at 11:09 a.m. Many Facebook users across the world experienced problems accessing the social network Wednesday. "We're sorry for the inconvenience", a Facebook representative says (via The Guardian ). "Thanks for your patience as we improve the site". Additionally, thousands also reported problems with Instagram . [Full Article...]

Termination of Nokia's Ozo VR camera may reduce 300 jobs

Termination of Nokia's Ozo VR camera may reduce 300 jobs Nokia said it plans to cut 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies division, mainly in Finland , the U.S., and the UK. The news comes on the eve of the Oculus Connect VR developers conference, which opens Wednesday in San Jose. "To start the process, Nokia invited employee representatives of Nokia Technologies in Finland to cooperation negotiations", said Gregory Lee, president of Nokia T... [Full Article...]

Google Mini and Max Wireless Speakers Join Home

Google Mini and Max Wireless Speakers Join Home For design, the Google Home Mini sports the similar fabric speaker grill at the top and a solid-plastic bottom base like the original Google Home, but seems like Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Dot . What the Echo family can't yet do is handle multi-room Spotify around other Echo devices or speakers in your house. The Google Home Mini is priced at $49. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Mobile is basically dead - at least according to Microsoft

But for existing Windows Mobile user, Microsoft will continue to support the platform and will continue to provide bug fixes and security updates for the system. We can't ignore that Microsoft has a strong hold in PC market and most of us use Windows 10 on our PC or laptop having a new platform within Microsoft's ecosystem will be awesome. [Full Article...]

Suspected Russian Facebook Ads Were Targeted to Specific States

Suspected Russian Facebook Ads Were Targeted to Specific States Burr and the committee's vice chairman, Sen. "We understand more about how our service was abused and we will continue to investigate to learn all we can". before and after the 2016 presidential election. The news comes days after Department of Homeland Security officials told Wisconsin election officials that Russian-linked hackers unsuccessfully targeted the state's election systems in 201... [Full Article...]

Equifax Promises New Product to 'Lock' Credit From Your Smartphone

Equifax Promises New Product to 'Lock' Credit From Your Smartphone Sasse's indignation was soon topped by Sen. No current Equifax official testified at the hearing held by the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce committee. "Equifax has forfeited its right to corporate secrets", said Senator Sherrod Brown at a hearing. "The company has been around for 118 years and for most of those 118 years has done good t... [Full Article...]

Nintendo re-releases Super Nintendo with 21 retro games

Nintendo re-releases Super Nintendo with 21 retro games In June, it was reported that Nintendo was doubling their stock of the SNES Classic; in July, an apparent string of pre-order cancellations caused a great deal of confusion for people trying to buy the console. As previously stated, Star Fox 2 has never been released before. And each game has four "suspend" points, allowing players to save a game midlevel - unlike in the original syst... [Full Article...]

Twitter Increases Character Count to 280 characters

Twitter Increases Character Count to 280 characters The current character limit is 140 characters . This comes after many people over the years have complained over the limited characters they have to tweet. "It doesn't seem like it", tweeted one user. "The more they expand, the more they start looking like Facebook ", Enderle Group analyst Rob Enderle said of Twitter . [Full Article...]

Intrusion By Pak's Border Action Team Stopped In Jammu And Kashmir

Intrusion By Pak's Border Action Team Stopped In Jammu And Kashmir The attack came after Army said one militant was killed in a gun battle in Uri, making it the fifth such killing in the area in the last two days. Data released by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that 40 innocent civilians have lost their lives in Pakistan this year as a result of unprovoked ceasefire violations by India. [Full Article...]

You can't view YouTube videos through the Amazon Echo Show

You can't view YouTube videos through the Amazon Echo Show Amazon made the announcement on Tuesday, noting it doesn't know why Google chose to stop supporting the device. Unlike the Google Home's feature , which used Google Voice (and thus, actual phone numbers), Amazon's solution required calling through the Alexa app or an Echo speaker . [Full Article...]

Overall crime rate dips in Erie County, jumps in Niagara County

Overall crime rate dips in Erie County, jumps in Niagara County The FBI statistics released Monday showed violent crime rates were still near historical lows, but had increased slightly, according to The Chicago Tribune . "Concerns about a national crime wave are premature", wrote Ames Grawert and James Cullen, analysts at the Brennan Center for Justice. "But the key is since 2013 we continue to trend downward", he said. [Full Article...]

Sony Xperia XZ1 launch set in India for Today

Sony Xperia XZ1 launch set in India for Today The Xperia XZ1 has a premium aluminum unibody design and is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Supporting dual SIM cards (Nano+Nano), the Sony Xperia XZ1 boasts a 5.2-inch full HD (1080x1920 pixels) TRILUMINOS display protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and runs an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. [Full Article...]

Apple TV's 4K video comes with a big catch

Apple TV's 4K video comes with a big catch Apple TV 4K supports HDR , too. Apple says it will be coming in a future update to tvOS (via The Verge ). Later this year, Apple plans to include Amazon Prime Video on its set-top box, and it will support 4K content from that service as well. [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 3 struggles to connect to LTE

Apple Watch Series 3 struggles to connect to LTE According to Apple , when the Apple Watch Series 3 tries to join unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, the timepiece is prevented from connecting to a cellular network. If the cellular connected Series 3 pairs with an iPhone, talk time triples to three hours. Regardless of the impending patch, this isn't a great first impression for those who upgraded from previous iterations... [Full Article...]


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