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Galaxy Note 7 users will get no additional compensation says Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 users will get no additional compensation says Samsung

Galaxy Note 7 owners who are hoping for some additional compensation thanks to having to return their phablets twice will be disappointed. Samsung has stated that there will be no more compensation for the users other than what has already been offered. The statement on no further compensation comes after a class-action suit has been filed against Samsung on behalf of Note 7 owners.

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Russian investigation into Soyuz loss focusing on third stage engine

Russian investigation into Soyuz loss focusing on third stage engine

Russian officials were well into the investigation late last week into what happened to cause the loss of the Progress cargo spacecraft that was supposed to be heading to the ISS. The unmanned cargo ship burned up in the atmosphere above the Tuva region of Siberia shortly after launch. As of Friday no debris had been found in the area of the crash.

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Jolla Sailfish OS might be coming to a smartwatch near you

Jolla Sailfish OS might be coming to a smartwatch near you

Smartwatches might no longer be the hot items they once were, if they truly were, but some seem to be unwilling to call it quits on the market. In fact, some are still just catching up to smartwatches. Whether it is Fitbit’s rumored plans to buy Pebble or the new generation of smartwatch platforms popping up here and there. The latest ambitious attempt at cornering at least the software market is Sailfish OS, the Linux-based platform from Jolla. Although the startup isn’t yet saying it will be coming out with a Sailfish OS smartwatch, it is proudly boasting that, at least on the software side, it can easily be done.

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BLU to use Google’s updater instead of Chinese “spyware”

BLU to use Google’s updater instead of Chinese “spyware”

2016 may be remembered as being unkind to smartphone makers, be it because of slumping, or at least plateauing, sales, or distinct problems and scandals that rocked even mainstream news. Miami-based BLU Products would have had a normal year if not for the one last minute issue that gripped its business. Security firm Kryptoware discovered and reported that some of the company’s smartphones used a particular piece of software sourced from China. And that piece of software regularly phone home with data collected for the sake of advertising. Or so the story goes.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings back the single-player way

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries brings back the single-player way

Almost every game these days have an online element to them, either really playing with others online in a massive persistent world or simply going into one-off skirmishes. Some gamers, however, have a deep love for keeping things single. Such gamers might find solace and joy in the announcement of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, the first time in over 15 years that the franchise is getting a non-multiplayer, totally single-player game. That is, if developers Piranha Games successfully launches it in 2018.

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The Mummy has a hint of Mission Impossible because Tom Cruise

The Mummy has a hint of Mission Impossible because Tom Cruise

This isn’t your grandfather’s The Mummy. In fact, it isn’t even the 1999 The Mummy. While the former lies squarely in the realm of horror and the latter standing along the lines of family-friendly adventure, the 2017 representation of the iconic monster is 100% pure adrenaline-pumping action. And how can it not be with Star Trek Into Darkness director Alex Krutzman at the helm, guiding Tom Cruise in the lead. But don’t you blink, because this might only be the beginning.

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GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

We’re still not sure when the Karma, GoPro’s first ever and ill-fated drone, will return. IF it will return, which may be in doubt given GoPro’s financial troubles. But while the Karma itself may not be here, or may never be again, it’s legacy will live on. Or at least part of it. GoPro has just made available the Karma’s stabilizer as a standalone handheld product, the Grip. Perhaps it’s a last ditch effort to salvage what it can from the Karma, by selling the feature that made the drone quite impressive.

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AirDroid has gaping security holes, hopefully not for long

AirDroid has gaping security holes, hopefully not for long

AirDroid is one of the treasures of the Android world, a product of the platform’s more open nature. In a nutshell, it allowed Android users to control their devices from a web browser, to send or read messages, manage files, or even mirror the device’s screen. That power, however, has apparently come at a price. Although AirDroid has existed for years now, it was only earlier this year that mobile security researchers at Zimperium discovered some rather serious security holes in its implementation, potentially giving hackers nearly limitless access to the owner’s information and device.

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PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

This weekend saw the 2016 PlayStation Experience (PSX) held in Anaheim, California. Similar to E3, the event lets Sony focus on its own PlayStation gaming platform, but without rival companies competing for attention. It's also on a bit of a smaller scale, allowing gamers to get hands on time with new and upcoming games, as well as for partnering publishers to make some big announcements.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer debuts with Baby Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer debuts with Baby Groot

It's a day that comic book and movie fans equally look forward to: when Marvel releases a new trailer for an upcoming film from its growing Cinematic Universe. This time it's a new teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and as you'd expect, it's full of action, humor, and the rag-tag group of heroes we came to love in the first movie. But without a doubt, the star this around will be the adorable Baby Groot.

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Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Amazon Snowmobile service is a semi-truck with a giant hard drive

Last week, Amazon announced a new service for uploading large amounts of data to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage. Dubbed Snowmobile, it's an actual 18-wheel semi-truck hauling a storage container filled with hard drives. See, it's not meant for times when you need to back up your photo or video collection, but rather for an entire company's data, such as a movie studio's archives or a government agency's library of satellite imagery.

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BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ spotted in leaked images, complete with physical keyboard

BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ spotted in leaked images, complete with physical keyboard

We've known for some time that the BlackBerry of years gone by is nearly dead and gone. The company has already abandoned its BB10 OS in favor of Android, and soon it won't even be making its own phones. But one element it continues to cling to for its devices is the physical keyboard. Case in point is the "Mercury," the codename for the much rumored, and possibly last, "traditional" BlackBerry phone.

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