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Clinton maintains narrow four-point edge, pushing past concerns about honesty

Hillary Clinton has a narrow four-point edge over Donald Trump heading into the final weekend of a campaign where 3 in 10 likely voters say they’ve already cast their ballots, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll.<p>Likely voters currently break 47 percent for Clinton and 43 …

Government

Roku's $30 Express player is more intriguing than its high-end Ultra

Few tech companies are as reliable as Roku. Every year, like clockwork, it releases a new round of streaming video boxes, each a bit faster and better than what came before. There's the occasional welcome surprise, like the $50 Roku Stick that debuted earlier this year, but for the most part the …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung planning to release a Galaxy Note 7 update that limits its battery to 60%

Samsung has announced today to provide an update on the Note 7 debacle, saying that almost 85% of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices have now been replaced through its exchange program. You would think the Korean company would rather just pretend like nothing happened at this point, but I guess …

Sprint customers will get next-generation texting features soon

Even as services like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage proliferate, SMS won't die. It is, fortunately, starting to evolve. Rich Communication Services (RCS) has the potential to replace SMS over time, offering a lot of features we take for granted in other messaging apps (like read …

Customers

General Mobile GM 5 will be the first Android One Nougat smartphone

Android 7.0 Nougat is currently available on a select few smartphones. Indeed, Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL and LG V20 are the only smartphones to ship with the OS pre-installed at the moment <i>(though the Pixel family actually runs 7.1)</i>. However, one company, General Mobile, says its upcoming …

Donald Trump Makes Closing Argument to Voters in New Ad

Donald Trump makes a closing argument to voters in a newly released campaign ad, painting a bleak picture of the U.S. economy while issuing …

Trump, Pence seek Cuban American vote, vow to repeal Obama's Cuba deal

Donald Trump and GOP running-mate Mike Pence this weekend made final-hour pitches in Florida to critical Cuban-American voters, vowing if elected to repeal Democratic President Obama’s executive order that removed Cuba from the federal government’s list of state sponsor terrorism.<p>Cubans who fled …

Xiaomi officially announces three Redmi 4 devices

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw the beautifully-crafted Redmi 3 series from Xiaomi. Now, the Chinese tech company has unveiled their successors: Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi 4 Pro.<p>Redmi 4 (Standard Edition)<p>The all-new Redmi 4 doesn’t feel too unfamiliar. In fact, in terms of specs, not much has …

Chevy starts manufacturing the Bolt

A new wave of affordable yet practical electric cars is finally reaching production lines. GM has started manufacturing the Chevy Bolt at a plant in Orion Township, Michigan, putting it on track to sell the $30,000 (after tax credits) EV in California and Oregon by the end of the year. It's not …

Electric Vehicles

Three days before election, Trump and Clinton fight to win Florida

RENO, Nevada/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents at a rally in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday night after a false alarm as someone in the crowd shouted “gun” during scuffles with a man who held up a “Republicans against Trump” sign.<p>The incident …

Apple won’t be updating the iPhone SE in early 2017, report claims

When Apple released the iPhone SE this past March, it marked a long overdue admission that a good number of iPhone users simply prefer a smaller …

Mobiles now have the same global impact as the annual footprint of Austria

Almost everyone has a broken or unused phone, laptop, or gadget in their drawer. Janet Gunter is trying to get people to use them better.<p>"It's really …

Republicans are attacking presidential candidate Evan McMullin as he threatens Trump in Utah

But the 2016 election brings the potential of a spoiler — and Republicans have taken notice.<p>If independent candidate Evan McMullin, a former Republican congressional policy leader who just entered the race three months ago as the "Never Trump" candidate, wins his home state of Utah, it's possible …

Government

Beyonce and Jay Z Perform for Hillary Clinton in Ohio: ‘This Is History’

Friday night lights. <b>Beyoncé</b> and <b>Jay Z</b> performed at a rally for <b>Hillary Clinton</b> in Cleveland on Friday, November 4, with the “Daddy Issues” singer …

Trump, Clinton begin final weekend sprint

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the final weekend sprint toward the election Saturday, as the race was shadowed by threats of investigations, impeachment and a bitterly divided government that could prove to be an enormous governing challenge for whomever occupies the …

AI-powered scheduler startup Konolabs wins the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Seoul

Artificial intelligence was the big winner at the TechCrunch Pitch-Off in Seoul, Korea, last week. Konolabs, a company that uses AI and big data to power a virtual assistant to keep you organized and your calendar in check, took the top prize after winning a 10-company pitch competition at the …

Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for president reaches its final mile next week amid October surprises, but on the road to the 270 electoral votes …

Toyota engineers say they have finally tamed volatile lithium-ion batteries

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Engineers at Toyota say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market.<p>While rivals including Tesla Motors and Nissan Motor Co …

Clinton's FBI investigation: What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign was jolted when FBI Director James Comey delivered the ultimate October surprise.<p>Eleven days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey announced that the FBI had discovered additional emails and is reviewing them to see whether they are related to …

Rwanda’s tech initiatives prove African governments can catalyze innovation

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>The government of …

Google Home popping up at some Walmart stores, but you still can’t buy it

Google Home is only a few days from officially launching, but that hasn’t stopped one of Google’s retail partners, Walmart, from putting the device on store shelves just a tad early…<p>According to a customer who contacted <i>Android Police</i> plus several Reddit users, the device is now on shelves at a few …

Samsung shines a light on 6 new C-Lab spin-out products, including a 360-degree wearable camcorder

Samsung is spinning out six new projects from Creative Lab (C-Lab), an in-house program that offers employees the opportunity to work on ideas separate from their core functions at the company.<p>C-Lab has been operating for more than four years, but it was only at CES this year that Samsung first …

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL

What happens when Google designs its own phones, as Apple does with the iPhone? You get some of the best handsets money can buy, that's what. The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are well-built, with fast performance, excellent cameras and great screens (especially on the larger model). No …

Phones

Tesla shows off SolarCity solar roofs for homes

To Elon Musk it seems obvious: the future of energy is in solar.<p>The CEO of Tesla repeated this sentiment multiple times at a press event on Friday at Universal Studios, where he gave customers the first look at an integrated solar roofing solution that will combine Tesla and SolarCity …

Brave, the browser with built-in ad blocking, tries again on Android

Brave, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has launched a do-over on Android. The earlier version of the ad-blocking browser utilized an odd user interface involving floating link bubbles, which didn’t sit well with all users. The design made the experience …

New leak reveals over 100 web addresses compromised by the NSA

Is Russia behind the hack?<p>Sunday night, a group called the Shadow Brokers released a new cache of data purporting to be taken from the NSA in a Medium post titled "Trick or Treat." Alongside other data, the new release reveals 108 IP addresses apparently compromised by the NSA as part of its …

Puma’s got its own twist on self-lacing sneakers

Nike’s been getting all the glory for its self-lacing sneakers – and understandably so. You can’t really beat the built-in promotion of <i>Back to the Future</i> pre-product placement and world class shoe model that is Michael J. Fox.<p>But while the MAG only just launched and the HyperAdapt system is still …

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already …