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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 13, 2016
 

 

General Interest
  • "Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak released - brings Unity 8 tech preview" Neowin 9:06 PM
  • "BitTorrent says it's not killing its streaming media service: Contrary to last week's report, BitTorrent Now isn't cancelled." Engadget 2:53 PM
  • "Steam will soon natively support PlayStation 4 controllers: Valve is also working on native support for other gamepads." Engadget 11:32 AM
  • "The CPSC officially recalls all Note 7 devices, citing 23 new reports since first recall" TechCrunch 9:53 AM
  • "Samsung's Response to Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Draws Criticism" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:36 AM
  • "Samsung's Note 7 Debacle Recalls Washing-Machine Fires in Australia: In both cases Samsung responded with a strategy that turned out to be flawed, damaging its brand further" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung offers Note 7 owners $100 off another Galaxy phone: You'll only get $25 to exchange for another brand, but you're probably best off getting a full refund." Engadget 6:33 AM
  • "Samsung Offers $75 Premium to Stick With Its Smartphones: As U.S. formally recalls Galaxy Note 7, company offers a bigger credit to U.S. customers who trade it in for another of its smartphones" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
  • "Samsung reassures Galaxy S7 owners that their smartphone won't explode: Comes as CPSC officially launches second recall in the US" The Inquirer 6:38 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly telling S7 owners their phones are safe because the Galaxy is confusing" The Verge 6:41 AM
  • "US couriers issue strict guidelines for returning your Galaxy Note 7: They won't ship your phone with Samsung's special box." Engadget 6:33 AM
  • "Amazon to Add 120,000 Workers for Holidays: Retailer's seasonal hiring up 20% from last year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:23 AM
  • "Odinaff trojan is targeting UK banks in latest Swift attack: Bespoke malware linked to Russian Carbanak gang, says Symantec" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Facebook, Twitter and Instagram passed personal details to a shady outfit: Knocked it on the head when the ACLU came knocking" The Inquirer 12:54 PM
  • "Facebook's bug bounty: Now it's paid out $5m for security flaws to 900 hunters" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Google and Facebook to build 8,000-mile undersea internet cable" Telegraph 6:41 AM
  • "Google's DeepMind learns how to navigate the London Underground: Yes, even the Bank and Charing Cross branches of the Northern Line" The Inquirer 7:54 AM
  • "Sony's PlayStation VR arrives in the UK for £349: But it's already sold out at Amazon" The Inquirer 6:38 AM
  • "PS4 Media Player will let you upload your own 360-degree photos and videos" The Verge 6:41 AM
  • "Google Photos will animate your videos too: Machine learning-powered features can turn your photos right side up, or find memories and highlights." Engadget 6:33 AM