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Netflix shares soar on huge growth in subscriber additions

One Wall Street concern going into Netflix's earnings was its USA price hike, termed "un-grandfathering", which started in May and continued to roll out this quarter. Netflix credited its huge beat on subscriber additions to "excitement around Netflix original content". Also, in some good news for subscribers (and bad news for the company's TV network competitors), Netflix announced plans to boost its spending on content next year - to $6 billion, up from $5 billion this year. Read More

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Tostee pleads not guilty, trial continues today

Tostee pleads not guilty, trial continues today

In his opening address, defence barrister Saul Holt QC said Mr Tostee did not choke Ms Wright but was within his legal right to protect himself and his property by restraining her. "Oh my god, I hope she's not dead". Prosecutor Glen Cash said that Tostee did not throw Wright to her death, but intimidated and threatened her to an extent that she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from his balcony. Read More

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Windows 10 is getting a new Paint app

Windows 10 is getting a new Paint app

Touchpad sensing has been improved: Microsoft has enhanced the detection of left and right clicks, reduced "false positives" in two-finger tap detection, and improved pinch-to-zoom. IMPORTANT NOTE: Xbox sign-ins may fail , as well, as a result of service host separation. Reboot the system, so that the W3Svc and WAS services share a service host process. Read More

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FCC filings show off Microsoft's upcoming Surface Keyboard

FCC filings show off Microsoft's upcoming Surface Keyboard

Details are slim at the moment, but Microsoft is believed to launch a Designer Bluetooth Desktop kit, an ergonomic Surface keyboard and a Surface mouse, according to a report from Windows Central . It might have a more consumer-friendly version of Microsoft's Surface Hub, also incorporating the Perceptive Pixel screen tech that's been a highlight of Surface Hub. Read More

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VW Just Hatched Its New ID Electric Concept, Confirms For 2020 Production

The concept auto VW unveiled in Paris, with super-thin blue tires and a light-up VW insignia, conveys some idea of what the I.D. will ultimately look like. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with a steering wheel that retracts into the dashboard when the auto is driving itself as reports suggest there are also plans to include automated driving in the I.D.by 2025. Read More

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Salesforce urges EU to probe Microsoft, Linkedin antitrust issues

Salesforce urges EU to probe Microsoft, Linkedin antitrust issues

Salesforce battled Microsoft deep into the negotiating process, forcing Microsoft to boost its offer to buy the professional-networking service just days before the deal was announced. Salesforce appears to be quite serious in its attempt to investigate the regulatory aspects of the deal, as CEO Marc Benioff tweeted several stories on Thursday that detailed his company's concerns. Read More

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note7 smartphones

Almost all of the new smartphones are subject to a recall announced by US safety officials Thursday, following growing concerns about the risk of their batteries overheating and catching fire. Samsung already had initiated a voluntary recall , but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stepped in to coordinate. What's interesting is that while recall affects roughly one million devices, only around 130,000 have been turned in. Read More

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Free PlayStation Plus PS4/PS3/Vita games for October 2016

Free PlayStation Plus PS4/PS3/Vita games for October 2016

Announced on the PlayStation Blog , Sony confirmed next month's games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, which will be available starting October 4. Activision's Transformers: Devastation will also be free of charge. Transformers: Devastation draws on talents from the original Transformer TV series for the voice work and story which is why it's going to feel quite familiar to fans. Read More

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Tesla lands battery storage contract with SoCal Edison

Tesla lands battery storage contract with SoCal Edison

The electric vehicle company's system will work by using electricity from the grid during off-peak hours and deliver that electricity during peak hours to Southern California Edison's more than 15 million residents. It was originally ordered in 2013 and got expedited after a massive leak at a natural gas well in Aliso Canyon threatened power supplies. The cost of the energy storage facility was not disclosed. Read More

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Syria ceasefire: Focus turns to aid delivery

Syria ceasefire: Focus turns to aid delivery

United Nations aid trucks are waiting north of Aleppo in Turkey, but a Syrian security source told AFP the regime had yet to withdraw its forces from the key Castello Road running to the Turkish border. The divided city of Aleppo is of particular concern. But they expressed frustration about the delay in promised aid. This cease-fire is not flawless, but it's good enough that we found fix crews already out on the job, tackling the huge task of restoring power. Read More

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Key Things to Know About Apple's New iOS 10 Software

Among the changes are multilingual typing, more interactive notifications and the ability to easily tell which songs are physically on a device, as opposed to those stored in the cloud. Lastly, also ensure that your iPhone is fully charged, or has at least has 50 percent battery. Read our iOS 10 verdict to help you make a decision. Read More

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Samsung promises to replace faulty Galaxy Note 7 over exploding battery

All major U.S. carriers have stopped selling Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and some of them have even offered customers the option to trade their device for another one in the company's portfolio or get a full refund. "Only 24 out of every one million handsets were affected by the battery problem; Investigations are still ongoing, but we have chose to stop selling the phone and offer replacements as customer safety is our top priority", he said. Read More

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Netflix's 'Punisher' Series Finds Its First Villain

Netflix's 'Punisher' Series Finds Its First Villain

In that movie, the younger Saint was played by James Carpinello. Viewers got their first look at Bernthal's gun-toting antihero in Season 2 of Daredevil , which dropped last March. Following that, there is also " Iron Fist " to think about for the near future, and them maybe "The Defenders" after that. However, " The Punisher will focus on Frank Castle and Bobby saint". Read More

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IPhone 7 to be launched on 7 Sept?

Apple has given out media invites today (30 Aug) to its next event on 7 Sep at Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. It is also expected that iPhone 7 launch will be accompanied by iPhone 7 Plus as well. Apple's new version of the laptop could have an OLED touch bar, so it should be interesting. The expected second big announcement will centre around the Apple Watch 2. Read More

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IPhone 7 & 7 Plus Now Available For Pre-Order

The first AirPod breakthrough was revealed by an experiment carried out The Verge , which found that a number of non-Apple devices were able to be paired with the new earphones. An old iPhone 5S would exchange for a $150 Apple Store gift card credit but an old iPhone 5 would only give owners a $75 value. Yes, because the iPhone 6s was launched in India with a pricing of R62,000. Read More

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10 photos of how Pokémon Go will look on the Apple Watch

10 photos of how Pokémon Go will look on the Apple Watch

Moreover, it's much cheaper than buying an Apple Watch for when the app expands to that device later this month. Apple's officials said that the gadget is nearly ready for all those who love to play the popular game. Likewise, if a Pokemon is in the area, the device will light up and you can press the button to fire an unseen Pokeball at it. With Pokemon Go Plus , the phone can be in one's pocket. Read More

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Apple markets the iPhone 7 as a penis in Hong Kong

Apple markets the iPhone 7 as a penis in Hong Kong

The Cantonese character for " seven " is pronounced tsat (or " chat "), which is also slang for the male sex organ. Apple recently launched its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones. But over in Hong Kong , where Cantonese is spoken, the phrase a little more interesting. Mainlanders and Taiwanese speak Mandarin. That's the implication of the phone's tagline featured in posters in Hong Kong. Read More

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Airbnb revamps anti-discrimination policy

Airbnb revamps anti-discrimination policy

A guest simply had to book the room without the approval process. Airbnb has been working with Murphy since June to ensure that the company is doing everything it can to fight racism. He later requested to reserve the host's home by creating two profiles imitating white men and was accepted. For example, they may decline to rent to guests with pets or to guests who smoke, except where this is prohibited by law. Read More

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Volkswagen picks up stake in U.S. truckmaker Navistar

Volkswagen Truck and Bus has agreed to hold these shares for a minimum of three years, and will have the right to appoint two members of Navistar's board of directors. In a statement, Troy Clarke, President and CEO, Navistar , said: "Over the longer term, it is meant to expand the technology options we are able to offer our customers by leveraging the best of both companies". Read More

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