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October 18, 2016 7:44 PM Samsung sued over Galaxy Note 7 recall

The suit seeks a refund for cell phone service fees, as well as class-action status. This week of tech saw Samsung discontinue the Note 7, Amazon introduce a new music service and more trouble pop up for Yahoo. US law firm McCuneWright says it has filed a lawsuit regarding the recall of the Note 7. The plaintiffs in the case claim that due to the recall 75

October 18, 2016 6:40 PM Google Pixel phone packs a powerful voice assistant, but it’s no Alexa

The Google Pixel phone is powerful, but the voice assistant is pretty basic. I just finished “reading” the first chapter of the latest Nathaniel Philbrick book. I asked the Amazon Echo speaker a simple question: Can you read the latest book in my Audible library? Alexa obliged without any fanfare, the steady tone of a narrator taking over. In case you were wondering 63

October 18, 2016 8:32 AM Netflix subscriptions boom around world, shares jump 20 percent

Netflix Inc added over 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter as original shows such as "Stranger Things" drew new international viewers and kept U.S. customers despite a price hike, sending its shares soaring 20 percent in late trade. The company's performance represented a turnaround from the previous quarter of disappointing 45

October 18, 2016 2:57 AM Dick's prepares bid for bankrupt retailer Golfsmith's U.S. stores: sources

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N) is preparing a bid for the U.S. business of bankrupt Golfsmith International Holdings Inc[GOFTWG.UL], challenging an offer by rival retailer Worldwide Golf Shops, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. While bids for Golfsmith, owned by OMERS Private Equity Inc, the buyout arm of one of Canada's largest pension 56

October 17, 2016 10:01 PM Netflix flexes muscles with strong new subscriber numbers

LOS GATOS — Bolstered by the release of several new original series, Netflix on Monday reported better than-expected third-quarter results that included almost 3.6 million additional video-streaming service subscribers around the world. Netflix had earlier said it expected to add 2.3 million subscribers during the three-month period that ended in September 45

October 17, 2016 4:02 AM Biden’s final ‘cancer moonshot’ report outlines progress and hurdles

Vice President Biden is expected to tell President Obama on Monday that the administration’s “cancer moonshot” effort infused new urgency in the fight against the disease but that formidable challenges remain, including a lack of coordination among researchers, an “antiquated” funding culture and unacceptably slow dissemination of important information 47

October 17, 2016 12:41 AM Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson attend 'Lost City of Z' premiere in NYC

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson attended this weekend's premiere of their movie The Lost City of Z at the New York Film Festival. "James Gray's emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett -- a remarkable Charlie Hunnam -- the British military-man-turned-explorer 44

October 14, 2016 2:21 PM Gucci Mane releases new free LP 'Woptober' early

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Gucci Mane has released his new LP Woptober early ahead of its original Oct. 17 release date. "I just wanted to show the fans I appreciate them so that's why I dropped #WOPTOBER for free," the Atlanta rapper wrote on Twitter Thursday. The 13-track project which features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Young Dolph and Rick Ross, can be streamed 34

October 13, 2016 11:54 PM The VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The new service lets companies run VMware on AWS and manage their deployments with vCenter The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon's public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference 26

October 13, 2016 11:30 PM Tell this cooking gadget how you like your steak—and it will obey

Alexa can now help you cook sous vide Do you have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot? Good news: you can now use it to cook the perfect steak! When I tried out the ChefSteps Joule immersion circulator earlier this year, I found the gadget to be a sleek, precise way to cook the perfect meat or veggies. However, my fellow testers and I had a complaint: The Joule 35