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S.Korean court holds 1st trial on Samsung heir over bribery charges

It comes as the technology firm reported a 48% jump in profits during the first three months of 2017, despite the failure of its Galaxy Note 7 handset a year ago. Song said Samsung was unaware of Park...

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Apple handed self-driving test permit

Almost 25 companies have been granted permission by California DMV for self-driving vehicles. Though no specific start date is known at this time, Apple soon will begin testing its autonomous tec...

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LG Electronics estimates Q1 profit surged, likely best in nearly 8 years

In recent weeks, the Korean tech giant unveiled its new flagship smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S8. That could help it stage a comeback in the wake of a string of controversies. Industry watchers sa...

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NASA finds conditions for life on Saturn's moon

Scientists say one of Saturn's outer rings was actually formed from hydrogen rich water and ice being released from Enceladus. NASA's Cassini spacecraft said the icy, ocean-covered body possesses ...

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Endangered right whales deliver fewest births in 17 years

Endangered right whales deliver fewest births in 17 years

There are only a few hundred North Atlantic right whales in existence. Clay George is a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Even if federal laws imposed that aircraft ...

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NASA believes Saturn's moon could support alien life

Experts say the discovery makes Enceladus the only place aside from Earth, where scientists have found direct evidence of a possible energy source for life. The same sorts of chemical reactions that s...

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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ Handsets Debut With Larger Screens, Thin Bezels

On Thursday, Microsoft said it would sell special versions of the S8 and S8+ directly in its US retail stores. Interestingly, the Home Button still remains at the front which looks to be embedded on...

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North Korea missile launch ended in failure, says Pentagon

In August past year, a submarine-launched ballistic missile tested from Sinpo flew 500 kilometers towards Japan. South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified South Korean intelligence sour...

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Conditions for life may exist on moon of Saturn

Now, the American space agency has announced that Saturn's moon Enceladus is a habitable world because it has almost all the ingredients to support life. But scientists suspect there is phosphorus a...

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Android Nougat finally hits Sprint HTC One M9

The Nougat update in store for Galaxy Note 5 users is otherwise the same as the one that Galaxy S6 Edge + owners are now getting, with neither phone seemingly getting any Verizon-specific under t...

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Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

Now that Apple will have to file public reports regarding its self-driving trials, expect more information to become available about Project Titan. Apple will be vying against 29 other companies...

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NASA Announcement: Saturn's Moon 'Enceladus' Can Host Alien Life!

Cassini has no instruments that can detect life, so it will be up to future robotic visitors to seek out possible life on Enceladus, the scientists said. The scientists believe the gas is likely produ...

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Galaxy S8's Bixby could be the biggest fail yet for Samsung

During the announcement of the Galaxy S8 in March, Samsung positioned Bixby as one of the key signature additions - alongside the edge-to-edge Infinity Display - to the Galaxy line of smartphones. How...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch without voice commands in Bixby

In fact Samsung wouldn't be the first to launch such a device as in the past, we have seen Kyocera attempt something similar, although it didn't really take off the way they hoped it would. The global...

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Saturn's Moon 'Enceladus' Can Host Alien Life — NASA Announcement

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, called Saturn's moon Enceladus "the closest we've come" to identifying a planet with the necessary i...

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Tax Day protests demand Trump release tax returns

Critics have raised questions about what Trump's tax returns say about his net worth and various business ties. The Trump tax marches were launched by a single tweet, organizers said. "He is the...

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Moto E4, E4 Plus leaked images surface online

Moto E4, E4 Plus leaked images surface online

More so, as expected, this phone doesn't differ too much in terms of design from its predecessor, mainly due to the fact that it still has to work with Moto Mods. Snap one on and the bump won't be t...

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Powerful NSA Spy Tools Leaked Online Should Make You Really Nervous

That the researchers were running slightly outdated, un-patched versions of Microsoft's software only became apparent after the company made its late-night announcement. EastNets is one of 74 local ...

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Samsung Bixby May Take Time To Reach The US

At the time of its announcement, it was said that Bixby will only be available in English and Korean languages, but now there is a report that suggests that the AI assistant is not ready for the f...

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Tiny Object With Very Silly Name Could Be the Next Dwarf Planet

Tiny Object With Very Silly Name Could Be the Next Dwarf Planet

It's hoped that getting more insight into how and when they were made might help us solve one of the longest standing mysteries in planetary science - how the planets in our Solar System, including Ea...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Embarrasses Mid-Market Device

Following a rumour cycle on daily basis, the smartphone was launched last week at an event in NY. The unveiled Galaxy S8 has a new, nearly seamless look, with the side bezels trimmed down to a thin ...

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Potential energy source for life spotted on Saturn moon Enceladus

The scientists say hydrogen gas could potentially provide a chemical energy source for life. This underlying hot water came into contact with its rocky sea floor and acted similarly to Earth's hydroth...

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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

The leaks provided information showing that SWIFT bureau in the Middle East, EastNet, made some very poor security choices, which would've allowed the NSA to easily attack essentially all of the banks...

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Nintendo Switch: The Fastest Selling Console For Nintendo

Nintendo Switch: The Fastest Selling Console For Nintendo

Fast forward to today, and Nintendo has finally announced its official sales numbers for March, at least in the US. Nintendo of America revealed March sales figures showing the Switch had become...

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NewsFix in Space: NASA announces possible life on another planet

Now, this new detection along with a further revelation that Hubble has also just found additional evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa, these results are tantalising close to answer...

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Apple gets permit to test self-drive cars in California

Apple has not commented - other than to point to its letter late a year ago expressing an interest in the technology. The permit does not necessarily mean Apple is building a vehicle. Perhaps a c...

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 will launch without Bixby voice assistant

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a pretty stunning phone, one of the key features of the handset would be the voice assistant platform Bixby that Samsung will be including in the handset's software. "...

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Possible Legal Action for United Airlines

Possible Legal Action for United Airlines

Dao and three others were chosen after no one volunteered to give up their seats in exchange for compensation. In the process, the passenger's mouth was hit and bled. In the meantime, other airlines...

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NASA Finds Potentially Habitable Ocean Environment on Saturn's Moon

Enceladus is a relatively tiny 500km-world has been recently explored by Cassini, a NASA spacecraft that has spent 12 years around the ringed exploring the moons around the ringed planet. Through the ...

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Samsung's Bixby Works On Galaxy S7, Older Devices Running Android 7.0 Nougat

Although there is little difference in the size of both the devices, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display, which is bigger and better than Galaxy S7's 5.1-inch...

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Apple Reported to Be Testing Self-Driving Cars in Its Home State

An update on the website of the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) in California showed that the Cupertino-based tech giant was among those given Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits as of April 14, ...

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Easter Prayers: 5 Things You Should Pray For This Easter

Easter Prayers: 5 Things You Should Pray For This Easter

Unlike the celebratory Palm Sunday services, Good Friday services are solemn, marking Christ's last seven sayings and footsteps towards the cross. We might struggle against sin, but we know we have ...

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These Are the Best Signs from Tax Day Protests

Photographs of the scene published online show at least two men with bloodied faces. "We're going to be seen as the rightful Americans, and we're going to be seen on the ones who are on the right si...

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Apple received a permit to test self-driving cars in California

The update on the California DMV website confirms that after years of speculation, Apple is serious about building self-driving auto software. The project quickly became something of an open s...

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Weekly Poll: Are You Buying The Galaxy S8 or The Galaxy S8+?

Bixby is set to take on other voice-based virtual assistants powered by artificial intelligence including Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa . This is something tha...

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