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The Express Tribune
Samsung ready to relaunch Galaxy Note 7 with new battery, low price
New Zealand Herald
Samsung appears ready to put its most controversial smartphone back on sale within weeks, and will reportedly relaunch the device under the Note 7 banner. But the smartphone, twice recalled after causing a series of fires, is unlikely to be sold in ...
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Release In Earnings ReportValueWalk
Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soarWaterloo Record
Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ ReviewDroid Life (press release) (blog)
The Star Online -BGR -Android Headlines -Irish Times
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 28 Apr 2017 

Uber's Self-Driving Car Guru Takes a Backseat Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit Over Stolen Tech
Travis Kalanick's “brother from another mother,” Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber's self-driving division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that ...
Uber demotes head of self-driving car programmeFinancial Times
Uber self-driving car exec steps aside during Google lawsuitWashington Post
Uber's head of self-driving cars is stepping aside amid Waymo lawsuitThe Verge
CNNMoney -Quartz -Bloomberg -Yahoo Finance
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 28 Apr 2017 

view from inside Saturn's rings
Otago Daily Times
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday (local time) after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the US space agency said. A stream of pictures showing Saturn's swirling clouds, massive hurricane and ...
Cassini's grand finale - Expert (press release)
Probe between Saturn's rings uncovers gas giant's secretsRadio New Zealand
The final chapter: Cassini probe completes first daring dive between Saturn and its ringsChristian Science Monitor
Daily Mail -Los Angeles Times -The Guardian -TechCrunch
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 28 Apr 2017 

Microsoft's silver lining: Surface loses, but Windows wins
The Sydney Morning Herald
Microsoft's line-up of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company's surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple with its ...
Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumpsArs Technica
Microsoft's Momentum Slows on Weaker Sales of Surface TabletsBloomberg
Microsoft Surface sales sink, shares dipReuters UK
MarketWatch -ZDNet -Channel NewsAsia -Microsoft
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 28 Apr 2017 

Remade, reborn: How Nintendo's fixing digital for Switch
Ever since the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo's third-party support, or lack thereof, has been a constant source of contention for the platform holder. During the Wii era, third-party support was at its highest level ever, with Nintendo's own figures ...
Hot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly lossNew Zealand Herald
Nintendo eyes sale of 10 million Switch consoles in year to MarchThe Star Online
Nintendo Switch has sold more in one month than the Wii U did in its first yearCNBC
Forbes -ExtremeTech -TweakTown
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 28 Apr 2017 

The Verge
The most important part of Facebook's disinformation strategy is what it leaves out
The Verge
After months of hand-wringing over Facebook's role in the 2016 election, the company has finally laid out its response. Over 13 pages, a report today details a comprehensive plan for dealing with what Facebook calls “information operations” — any ...
Facebook Shruggingly Admits It's a Tool for PropagandistsGizmodo
Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. It's now a real problemThe Register
Facebook Combats Coordinated Campaigns to Misinform the PublicBloomberg
Fortune -Daily Mail -Huffington Post
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 28 Apr 2017 

There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)
Yesterday, Activision pulled back the curtain on Call of Duty: WWII, the next installment in the juggernaut franchise. As expected, the game will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 3. There will be a season pass. Also as expected, it ...
Gamers Are Trying To Crack A Mysterious New 'Call Of Duty: World War II' WebsiteForbes
Call of Duty WWII is about killing for fun. Why pretend otherwise?The Guardian
The Call Of Duty People Could Have Levelled With Fans Last YearKotaku Australia
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 28 Apr 2017 

CIO New Zealand
Hands on with the unusual Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop
CIO New Zealand
To prove it's going big in PCs, Acer held a product launch event at world's largest IMAX screen in New York City. It made a big statement with the Predator Triton 700, a super-thin laptop with some unusual features. At first glance, the Triton 700 ...
Acer debuts see-through trackpad gaming laptop and a slew of affordable notebooksArs Technica
Acer Predator Triton 700, Helios 300 Slim Form Factor Gaming Laptops LaunchedNDTV
Check Out Acer's New Predator Laptops and MonitorsPCMag
AnandTech -PC Advisor
all 56 news articles »
 28 Apr 2017 

CIO New Zealand
Intel projects decline in chip prices, and AMD's Ryzen is one reason
CIO New Zealand
Intel is forecasting a "slight decline" in its premium chip prices for the remainder of the year, and AMD's Ryzen chips could have played a part in that. Prices of Intel's chips in both desktops and laptops went up in the first quarter. That helped ...

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 28 Apr 2017 

Acer Launches New Range of Swift Laptops, New Aspire AIO and Laptops
At its Next@Acer event in New York on Thursday, Acer expanded its Swift series portfolio to launch the Swift 1 and Swift 3 laptops. Both the devices will first arrive in China this year, followed by North America and EMEA in June this year. The company ...
Acer Switch 5 preview: The silent Surface killer?
Acer Switch 5TrustedReviews

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 28 Apr 2017 

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