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The iCloud hackers’ bitcoin ransom looks like a fake

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:33:44 -0700
Michael Kan
Michael Kan

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A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday they’d been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that’s bogus.

The Turkish Crime Family grabbed headlines last month by
claiming
they had the stolen login credentials for more than 700 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com accounts. They demanded increasing ransoms from Apple while threatening to wipe the data from devices connected to the affected accounts if it did not.

On Friday, the hackers tweeted that they had been paid US$480,000 in bitcoin. As proof, the group posted a link showing a transaction on Blockchain.info, a popular bitcoin wallet.

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Security
Hacking
Internet

US Department of Labor accuses Google of underpaying women

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:40:39 -0700
Blair Hanley Frank
Blair Hanley Frank

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The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that’s even worse than the tech industry as a whole.

The department has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce,” Labor Department Regional Director Janette Wipper testified in a court in San Francisco on Friday, according to a report by The Guardian. Janet Herold, the department’s regional solicitor, told the Guardian that pay discrimination against women was extreme.

Wipper said that the DoL found pay disparities in a snapshot of salaries from 2015, according to the Guardian.

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Technology Industry
Careers
Internet
Legal

What one company learned from testing Intel’s superfast Optane SSDs

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:46:00 -0700
Agam Shah
Agam Shah

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Intel’s large-capacity Optane is like the Ferrari of storage: It’s super fast, it’s cool and it’s expensive.

Also, it isn’t for everyone yet. That was reiterated by Intel when it introduced its first large capacity SSD, the Optane SSD DC P4800X, last month.

The 375GB DC P4800X is aimed at high-end applications. Optane is also available as low-capacity cache storage on motherboards, allowing Windows 10 and other applications to load faster.

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few customers who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for longer than a year. The testers included Facebook, IBM, Lenovo, and database company Aerospike, which believes Optane could unite DRAM and SSDs.

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Storage
Hardware
Servers
PCs

Microsoft launches Windows 10 beta program for business users

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0700
Blair Hanley Frank
Blair Hanley Frank

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Business users get access to their own version of the Windows 10 beta program this week. On Friday, Microsoft unveiled the Windows Insider Program for Business, alongside its first post-Creators Update Windows 10 beta.

The program will let business users sign up for beta updates with their Azure Active Directory credentials, rather than a personal Microsoft account. The new feature is designed to provide IT professionals with a path for giving Microsoft business-specific feedback on Windows 10 features. That, in turn, should help business users shape feature development.

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Windows
Operating Systems

20% off Litom Solar Outdoor Motion Sensor Security Lights, 2 Pack – Deal Alert

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:32:00 -0700
DealPost Team
DealPost Team

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This Amazon #1 best selling solar security light is super bright and easy to install wherever you need it. It features 3 modes: (1) Always on, (2) Dim until motion is detected, and (3) Off until motion is detected. It’s designed with a large sensor that will detect motion over a larger distance, and 20 LED lights that the company claims are larger and more powerful than the competition offers. Being weatherproof, this is a light you can mount anywhere you need it outdoors. The Liton outdoor motion sensing light averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,800 people (see reviews), and a 2-pack is currently being offered at $31.99, a 20% discount over its typical list price of $39.99. See it now on Amazon.

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Security
Gadgets
Home Tech
Mobile
Consumer Electronics

Microsoft prepares for Redstone 3’s fall release, with Windows 10 Mobile nowhere in sight

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:29:00 -0700
Mark Hachman
Mark Hachman

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Having successfully delivered the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft engineers are onto their next project: writing the code that will make up “Redstone 3,” the next major update to Windows 10. But where’s Windows 10 Mobile in all this?

Microsoft pushed Build 16170 of Windows 10 to the Fast Ring on Friday, an otherwise bland update that fixes a few bugs. The most important element, however, is what the build prepares for: adjusting the OneCore code underlying the PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Hololens and Xbox platforms so that new code can be checked in.

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Windows

WikiLeaks: CIA used bits of Carberp Trojan code for malware deployment

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:21:01 -0700
Michael Kan
Michael Kan

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When the source code to a suspected Russian-made malware leaked online in 2013, guess who used it? A new release from WikiLeaks claims the U.S. CIA borrowed some of the code to bolster its own hacking operations.

On Friday, WikiLeaks released 27 documents that allegedly detail how the CIA customized its malware for Windows systems.

The CIA borrowed a few elements from the Carberp financial malware when developing its own hacking tool known as Grasshopper, according to those documents.

Carberp gained infamy as a Trojan program that can steal online banking credentials and other financial information from its victims’ computers. The malware, which likely came from the criminal underground, was particularly problematic in Russia and other former Soviet states.

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Security
Hacking
Government

64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting – Deal Alert

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:06:00 -0700
DealPost Team
DealPost Team

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This bias lighting strip, currently discounted by 64% on Amazon from $49.99 down to just $17.99, reduces eye-strain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene to scene in movies, shows and games, by adding a subtle backlight to your monitor or TV. The LED lights can be changed with up to 20 color selections customizing and setting the mood of your workspace. The strip is easy to install and can be cut to size and plugs directly in the USB port of the TV or monitor. Just Plug-and-play!

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Computer Accessories
Consumer Electronics
Displays
Networking
Home Theater
Gadgets

This week in games: Batman VR, a Dishonored 2 demo, and a Mass Effect Andromeda patch

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0700
Hayden Dingman
Hayden Dingman

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I’m on vacation after a busy, busy March so let’s keep this short. This week: An extended Dishonored 2 demo, a Mass Effect patch, Batman’s VR adventures making their way to the PC, a look at Absolver’s meaty hand-to-hand fights, Twitch’s entry into video game retailing, “Steam Explorers,” and a jaw-dropping Tron ride built within Planet Coaster.

This is gaming news for April 3 through 7.

Honorable

The Dishonored 2 PC launch last fall was an unmitigated technical disaster, and I’d bet a fair few people skipped it for that reason. It seems like a smart move then for Arkane and Bethesda to release an honest-to-goodness demo, allowing you to take on the first three missions of the game (probably about two hours if you take your time), with progress carrying over if you decide to purchase the game afterward.

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Gaming

Twitter pulls lawsuit after US government backs down

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:53:07 -0700
Martyn Williams
Martyn Williams

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Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Customs and Border Protection backed down on a demand that the social media outlet reveal details about a user account critical of the agency.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday, contended that the customs agency was abusing its investigative power. The customs agency has the ability to get private user data from Twitter when investigating cases in areas such as illegal imports, but this case was far from that.

The target of the request was the @alt_uscis account, one of a number of “alt” accounts that have sprung up on Twitter since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The accounts are critical of the new administration and most claim to be run by current or former staff members of government agencies.

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Social networking
Government
Legal
Privacy
Security

IoT malware starts showing destructive behavior
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:37:46 -0700
Lucian Constantin
Lucian Constantin

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Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that’s designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices. Two attacks observed recently displayed this behavior but likely for different purposes.

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks found a new malware program dubbed Amnesia that infects digital video recorders through a year-old vulnerability. Amnesia is a variation of an older IoT botnet client called Tsunami, but what makes it interesting is that it attempts to detect whether it’s running inside a virtualized environment.

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Security
Internet of Things

A 32GB Wi-Fi iPad is $299 today
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:05:00 -0700
Ian Paul
Ian Paul

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Tablets
Mobile

Samsung’s squashing of malicious Tizen smart TV bugs is turning messy

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:49:59 -0700
Agam Shah
Agam Shah

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After 40 critical vulnerabilities on Samsung’s Tizen — used in smart TVs and smartwatches — were exposed this week by Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman, the company is scrambling to patch them.

But Samsung still doesn’t know many of the bugs that need to be patched. It’s also unclear when Tizen devices will get security patches, or if older Tizen devices will even get OS updates to squash the bugs.

Beyond Samsung’s smart TVs, Tizen is also used in wearables like Gear S3 and handsets like Samsung’s Z-series phones, which have sold well in India. Samsung wants to put Tizen in a range of appliances and IoT devices. Tizen also has been forked to be used in Raspberry Pi.

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Security
Mobile
Consumer Electronics

US lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:09:28 -0700
Grant Gross
Grant Gross

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Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing President Donald Trump administration’s to tell them how many of the country’s residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency.

In a letter sent Friday, Representatives Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers Jr. asked the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to provide an estimate of the number of U.S. residents whose communications are swept up in NSA surveillance of foreign targets. Goodlatte, a Republican, is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Conyers is the committee’s senior Democrat.

Committee members have been seeking an estimate of the surveillance numbers from the ODNI for a year now. Other lawmakers have been asking for the surveillance numbers since 2011, but ODNI has failed to provide them.

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Security
Privacy
Government

Sorry Huawei Watch owners, you’re actually not getting Android Pay

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:40:00 -0700
Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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Updated: We received confirmation from Huawei’s representatives that the watch does not have NFC.

For a few hours, it seemed that Huawei Watch owners had hit the jackpot. It was reported that the company was exploring ways to turn on a dormant NFC chip following the Android Wear 2.0 update, thus making it the only first-generation watch to support Android Pay. But it seems as though that’s not the case.

A report from Ausdroid indicated that the original Huawei Watch, one of the bright spots in the first crop of wearables, secretly included an NFC chip inside, it’s just disabled. And the company was exploring ways to enable the chip for Android Wear 2.0. According to a statement from Huawei provided to the Australian-based site, Android Pay functionality on the original watch was currently being testing by Google’s engineers.

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Android
Wearables

BrandPost: Boost Your Business With Mobile Messaging

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:25:00 -0700
Brand Post
Brand Post

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Mobile

Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can’t have it

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:29:00 -0700
Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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In just a few weeks, Galaxy S8s will begin appearing in mailboxes, and people will be posting pictures and videos of their new phones to make all their Twitter followers and Facebook friends who don’t have one jealous. But even if you’re rocking the Galaxy S8+ with the upgraded Y50BT AKG headphones and packing a 256GB SD card, you still won’t have the best model money can buy.

According to a report by ET News, Samsung will be selling a souped-up version of the Galaxy S8+ in China and Korea that blows away the U.S. model. According to the report, the special edition handset will come with 128 GB of storage (up from 64GB) and 6GB of RAM (up from 4GB). Additionally, the phone will come bundled with a DeX Station, all for a price tag north of $1,000 (1,155,000 won).

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Android

Google combats fake news with ‘Fact Check’ results in search and news

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:22:00 -0700
Ian Paul
Ian Paul

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Google is ready to roll out its fact check label to Google News editions worldwide after introducing the feature in October for the United States and the U.K. The label will also appear in searches in all languages that Google supports.

When you’re searching for a topic that’s been answered by a source using the fact check label, Google’s results page will include a snippet with three components: information about the claim being made, who made the claim, and whether that claim is true, false, or somewhere in between. It may also appear in a Google News cluster with the term “Fact check” before the headline.

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Internet

20% off Pre-Order of Prey for Xbox One, PS4 and PC – Deal Alert

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:52:00 -0700
DealPost Team
DealPost Team

Amazon Prime members get an exclusive 20% off the pre-order of Prey. In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong.

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Games
Gaming

Samsung’s 49-inch mega-wide display may displace multi-monitor setups

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:08:00 -0700
Ian Paul
Ian Paul

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Samsung display panels might go from impressive to jaw-droppingly over the top later this year. The company is reportedly planning to produce a 49-inch, curved, double full HD display panel. Oh my.

This isn’t a complete monitor, to be clear, but only the display component that can be used to make Samsung-branded monitors or sold to third parties. The component is essentially two 1080p displays smashed together with 3840-by-1080 resolution. Such a massive panel sounds like something you might find in a video editing bay or another professional setting, but this unit is (rather unbelievably) meant for consumers, based on a report from TFT Central.

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PCs
Gaming
Displays
Hardware

3 Windows 10 apps that will boost your productivity today

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 05:11:00 -0700
Michael Ansaldo
Michael Ansaldo

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Windows 10 has plenty of built-in features to help you work more effectively. But a careful search of the Windows Store will uncover some apps that complement and even work with Windows tools. Here are three gems we unearthed.

Eclipse Manager

If you do project-based work, you probably use separate apps to track your tasks, time, and money. That can make it a challenge to see how those factors affect each other. Eclipse Manager simplifies this by combining all those capabilities into one easy-to-use app.

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Productivity
Software

Five to Try: YouTube TV starts rolling out, and Archer, P.I. lets you play while you watch

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0700
Andrew Hayward
Andrew Hayward

Google’s cord-cutting service leads this week in new Android releases.

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Android
Apps
Games

Facebook’s M assistant launches in US, will offer chat suggestions

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:54:00 -0700
Blair Hanley Frank
Blair Hanley Frank

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More than a year after introducing a virtual assistant in its Messenger app, Facebook is launching M to the masses. While it was originally conceived as a bot that users would chat with, M now only offers a set of suggestions that are supposed to help with the conversation being carried out.

For example, when users are chatting about getting together for dinner, M will suggest that they create a shared plan that will remind them of the engagement as it approaches. The assistant will give them suggested stickers to react to conversational turns, along with prompts to transfer money, share location, start a poll, or get a ride from Uber or Lyft.

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Mobile
Apps

Twitter sues the U.S. government for demanding it unmask critical ‘alt’ account

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:52:00 -0700
Martyn Williams
Martyn Williams

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Twitter is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of an internal witch-hunt to uncover who is behind a Twitter account critical of the immigration service.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in California, comes on the heels of a report that visitors to the U.S. could soon be routinely asked to hand over email and social media account passwords to the immigration service.

In its lawsuit, Twitter says that U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have demanded it hand over information regarding the @alt_uscis Twitter account.

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Internet
Social networking
Legal

FCC head reportedly outlines plans to undo net neutrality rules

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:50:00 -0700
John Ribeiro
John Ribeiro

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

In a meeting this week with industry associations, Pai is said to have outlined a plan that would do away with the classification of broadband providers as common carriers subject to the oversight of the FCC.

The new proposal would, however, require the broadband providers to promise to preserve net neutrality principles such as by not blocking or prioritizing Internet traffic, according to the news reports.

The reclassification of broadband as a public regulated utility was part of a move by the previous administration of President Barack Obama to preserve net neutrality in the U.S. The FCC voted 3-2 in February 2015 to reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility by invoking Title II of the Communications Act, thus prohibiting providers from selectively blocking or throttling or offering paid prioritization of Internet traffic.

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Internet
Government

Today Get 36% off JBL Flip 3 Splash Proof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Deal Alert

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:49:00 -0700
DealPost Team
DealPost Team

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Amazon is featuring a “today only” deal on the all-purpose, all-weather companion
JBL Flip 3.
The Flip 3 is the next generation wireless speaker in the award-winning Flip series. It is a comprehensive portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound everywhere. This ultra-compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime. Sporting a durable, splashproof fabric and available in 8 vibrant colors, Flip 3 is the all-purpose, all-weather companion that integrates music into every aspect of your life – from tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights. Flip 3 also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. The JBL Flip 3 Speaker averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,200+ people on Amazon (read reviews) and its typical list price of $99.50 is currently reduced to just $63.99.

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Home Audio
Back to School
Bluetooth
Consumer Electronics
Gadgets
Phone Accessories
Tablet Accessories
Mobile
Mobile Accessories
Speakers
Streaming Hardware

12 of Itch.io’s best, weirdest, and most fascinating indie PC games

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:30:00 -0700
Jared Newman
Jared Newman

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It’s Steam for the indie crowd
itchiogames

Image by Jared Newman/IDG

Over the past few years, the gaming portal Itch.io has been making a name for itself as the indie antithesis to Steam. There are no barriers to entry for game developers, unlike with Valve’s storefront. Additional features, such as the ability to tip creators, has turned Itch.io into a breeding ground for games that are off the beaten path. Spending a few hours on the site (or in its PC app) is a fine way to expand your sense of what games can do.

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Gaming
Games

Steam Shovel: 4 great PC games you may have missed in March

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:00:00 -0700
Hayden Dingman
Hayden Dingman

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Welcome to a new video-oriented segment we’re going to be doing on the regular, tentatively called “Steam Shovel.”

It’s essentially an adaptation of a list I’ve run from time to time: “PC games you might have missed.” We typically run it in July and December, gathering up all the games that sort of fell through the cracks over the months, trampled upon by the marketing machines of their bigger-budget peers.

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Gaming
Games

The Bad News Bears and 6 other great baseball movies are now streaming online

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:00:00 -0700
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Jeffrey M. Anderson

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Baseball season is here again, and to celebrate, we’ve got seven baseball-related movies: baseball comedies, baseball gangster films, baseball father-daughter dramas, baseball documentaries, and even Babe Ruth being knocked around in the back of a crazy taxi cab.

But there’s more to life than baseball. We also have Japanese warlords, talking cartoon rabbits, and punk rock pioneers. Add to that list an early film written by one of the world’s poppiest, peppiest screenwriters, and a bold, moving, absolute must-see documentary about five legendary filmmakers who went to war, photographed it, and came back to tell the tale, and it’s fair to say you won’t be wanting for entertainment anytime soon.

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Cloud & Services

Samsung’s profit soars after recovery from Note7 debacle

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:21:00 -0700
John Ribeiro
John Ribeiro

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The costly Galaxy Note7 debacle, which led to the recall of about 3 million smartphones because of overheating batteries, seems to be behind Samsung Electronics, with the company forecasting a 48 percent growth in operating profit in the first quarter.

Samsung has not had a new flagship smartphone on the shelves ever since it stopped production of the Note7 in October after replacement phones shipped by the company were also found in some cases to have the battery issue. The company now has its hopes for the high-end of the smartphone market pinned on the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, which are expected to reach shelves later this month.

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