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T-Mobile's new unlimited data plan is what all phone plans should be like

At its Uncarrier Next CES event in Las Vegas today, T-Mobile announced it’s getting rid of data brackets. All of its plans will be ‘unlimited,’ without a worry about speed throttling for most users.<p>Secondly, the company is implementing a what-you-see-is-what-you-get policy with bill prices. That …

Behind the Criminalization of LGBT People in Indonesia

Although attacks against LGBT people in Indonesia in the past few decades have been sporadic and committed mostly by mostly religious vigilante groups, current anti-LGBT attitudes are being translated into legal steps to outlaw homosexuality. Hearings and debates held to date are proof of how …

Verizon changes its mind and will kill the Note 7 after all

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is once again in your news feed. The lone holdout among U.S. carriers who have decided to disable the phone — Verizon — has …

Chile: Lawmaker's Inflatable Sex Doll Gift Sparks Outrage

A Chilean businessman might have found it amusing to publicly give a lawmaker a sex doll, but Chile's citizens and its female president did not agree.<p>Chileans are in an uproar after photos surfaced of Economy Minister Luis Cespedes posing with a blow-up sex doll. The doll, which had a note taped …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 might have a true edge-to-edge display

With the Galaxy Note 7 debacle weighing heavy on its balance sheet, Samsung needs the Galaxy S8 to be a massive success. It isn't expected to be unveiled for another few months, but already details are starting to emerge about what the flagship Android smartphone will offer. According to <i>Bloomberg</i> …

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Samsung is basically making the Note 7 unusable in Canada

If you live in Canada and are <i>still</i>, somehow, for some ridiculous reason, hanging onto a Galaxy Note 7, your days of using the phone for pretty much anything will soon be over.<p>Samsung plans to make the Note 7 effectively unusable in Canada from next week forward. The phone will still turn on, but it …

Not A Hack: U.S. Office Of Government Ethics Tweets At Trump

The federal ethics watchdog isn't the kind of agency that typically airs its positions on Twitter — let alone in a snarky tone, with exclamation points.<p>But it's been an all-around weird day at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.<p>It started Wednesday morning, when President-elect Donald Trump took …

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Samsung Could Be About to Release the Results From Its Galaxy Note 7 Probe

Korean electronics giant Samsung (ssnlf) will reportedly announce the final results of an internal investigation into what went wrong with the Galaxy …

Massive Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New iPhone

Is Apple set to <i>Wow the world</i> with a radical new iPhone? A rash of leaks from a variety of credible sources strongly suggest so, and they promise a level of reinvention we haven’t seen from Apple in several years.<p>Here’s the breakdown.<p>The biggest news comes from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (widely …

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Samsung rips off iPhone’s jet black finish for Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung’s desperate to boost Galaxy S7 sales following the death of the Galaxy Note 7, so it’s turning to Apple (again) for inspiration.<p>The South Korean company is planning a “glossy black” version of its flagship smartphone that will take on the insanely popular jet black iPhone 7.<p>Samsung already …

Apple Intentionally Keeps Verizon iPhone 7 From Reaching Max Speed, To Match AT&T

You would think an iPhone 7 is an iPhone 7, right? Apple’s famous for making one consistent device that’s the same inside, and works the same way, …

Apple replacing a small number of iPhone 6s batteries

Apple has let a cat out of its bag, the cat in this case being that there's a problem with some iPhone 6s models. According to the company, a fault with the battery is causing a "very small number" of handsets to randomly shut down. If you're rocking a device that was manufactured between September …

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Samsung issues pre-emptive statement on Galaxy S7 batteries

Samsung has issued a slightly odd pre-emptive statement on the batteries found in Galaxy S7 series of smartphones. Stating the company “stands behind the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family” the short note goes on to say that “there have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures …

These new seats show just how much America's airlines have changed

Dubbed "Delta Premium" the new service will arrive in 2017 with the airline's new Airbus A350 fleet.<p>This announcement came just a month after American Airlines' new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner entered service equipped with its own brand new premium economy cabin.<p>So what's the big deal about premium …

China is pushing for Asia-Pacific trade deals after Donald Trump's win dashes TPP hopes

During his election campaign Trump took a protectionist stance on trade issues and labeled the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) championed by President Barack Obama a "disaster". There is now little chance of it coming up for vote in Washington before his inauguration in January.<p>Obama had framed …

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch launches November 18, pre-orders open this weekend

Smartwatch sales may be tanking but that’s not stopping Samsung’s production lines. The South Korean electronics maker on Thursday said it would …

32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show

Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that some have much poorer 4G reception.<p>Testing by both GSMArena and Unbox Therapy found that the speed of the …

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Samsung offering Galaxy Note 7 refunds in Australia and Asia

The Korean electronics giant will be refunding phones purchased in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.<p>If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owner in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan or Malaysia, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Samsung's confirmed that you'll be getting a refund for your phone.<p>The …

How to Deal With a Manipulative Coworker

At one of my first “real” jobs, I was on a project with a group of workers who were notoriously manipulative. I buddied up with someone who seemed …

River that gave life to N. Carolina town now tears it apart

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A day after fleeing from the swollen Lumber River, the residents of this down-but-not-quite-out former mill town waded into …

Samsung takes over AI pioneer and creators of Apple's Siri

<b>Samsung has stepped up its focus on artificial intelligence (AI) by taking over Viv, a digital assistant developed by the creators of Apple's Siri.</b><p>The acquisition comes just days after Google launched its new Pixel phone which also puts a strong focus on an AI digital assistance function.<p>Amazon and …

Samsung's 'safe' Note 7 replacement just caught fire on a plane

Samsung’s exploding battery woes aren’t over. According to initial reports from The Verge, a Southwest Airlines flight was grounded and evacuated this morning when a Galaxy Note 7 began smoking in a passenger’s pocket.<p>The Note 7 issues are widely-known, and left Samsung footing the bill for an …

Home Depot Removes Peeping Tom Halloween Decoration After Complaint

Home Depot has pulled a Halloween decoration off store shelves in Canada after a customer complained that it was in poor taste.<p>The …