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Samsung to sell refurbished safety-recalled Note 7 phones

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 last fall with expectations of gaining a higher market share owing to the huge popularity of its Note range, but that was not to be the company's destiny. A subsequent probe found manufacturing problems in batteries supplied by two different companies - Samsung SDI Co Ltd and Amperex Technology Ltd. For the devices that will not be sold as refurbished, Samsung says the "components shall be detached for reuse", and will also "extract precious metals, ...

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Decisions on tuition, Uber, juvenile justice loom in Albany

A catch in this scheme is that you can not choose this option per ride; but you have to either opt in or opt out entirely, preferably at any time . This is totally separate from and won't interfere with the tipping function. This story came out now only because Uber's senior VP of business, Emil Michael, reportedly attempted to cover it up. Lyfy, long considered the also-ran in the first wave of ridesharing companies, has long positioned itself as the company that cares, as opposed to ...

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Tinder on the desktop: Looking for love in another wrong place

The company says Tinder Online will have a "similar flow" to its app, but that the messaging should actually be "more seamless" on your computer than on your phone, since the website is being designed specifically for messaging. You can use the service on both your PC and Mobile. However, it does not have paid features, such as Tinder Boost and Super Like, which are present in the smartphone app.

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Fake iPad Bomb Apparently The Reason Behind Airlines Electronic Ban

But a plot that aimed to bring down a plane with a fake iPad stuffed with explosives sparked fears that Islamist extremists have found a new way to bring explosives on board. So far, it appears only the United States and the UK are putting such a ban into effect, although The Guardian reports France is flirting with the idea as well.

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Android founder teases new 'Essential' smartphone in tweet

Beyond that, we can see that the phone will feature a cutout on top for a speaker, along with a visible button on the side of the device. "Eager to get it in more people's hands.". It's been suggested that Rubin is aiming to launch his new phone in the middle of 2017 at a price of around $649. The photo which Rubin posted to Twitter reveals that the smartphone rocks an nearly bezel-less design, something similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs confirmed by newly leaked benchmarks

Greenpeace protesters crashed Samsung's main MWC press conference last month, urging the firm to recycle the Note 7. The company will also look into local demand for the products, and only then will Samsung announce which markets will be getting the refurbished phones and when they will be made available.