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Thursday, 10 Jul 2014

Uber Driver Takes Passengers on High-speed Car Chase Through Washington, D.C.

Uber Driver Takes Passengers on High-speed Car Chase Through Washington, D.C.

An Uber passenger in Washington, D.C. claims that he was "kidnapped" and taken on a high-speed car chase through Washington, D.C. in an Uber cab.

The U.K. Is Also Banning Uncharged Electronic Devices on Certain International Flights

The U.K. Is Also Banning Uncharged Electronic Devices on Certain International Flights

Going to the U.K. any time soon? Make sure the electronic devices you're carrying onboard are charged.

Cortana Maintains Perfect World Cup Record; Predicts World Cup Winner

Cortana Maintains Perfect World Cup Record; Predicts World Cup Winner

Cortana kept her World Cup streak alive last night, after correctly predicting that Argentina would beat the Netherlands. The AI has now successfully picked the winners of all 14 World Cup knockout stage games. As for the third place match and Sunday's final, you can see her predictions here.

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014

Leaked Front Panel of Xiaomi Mi 4 Hints at Ultra-Thin Bezels

Leaked Front Panel of Xiaomi Mi 4 Hints at Ultra-Thin Bezels

Xiaomi may be launching its next flagship smartphone, the Mi 4 soon as a photo of its front panel is taken from the assembly line. If the front panel in the photo turns out to be that of the Mi 4, Xiaomi is going to give the LG G3 a run for its money.

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Forget Paul the Octopus, the star clairvoyant of this year's World Cup is Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 virtual assistant, Cortana, who has so far correctly predicted the winners of all thirteen World Cup knockout stage games.

Samsung Warns Investors of Massive Profit Decline

Samsung Warns Investors of Massive Profit Decline

Samsung has just issued a warning to investors and shareholders that amid weak smartphones sales and increasing competition, profits for Q2 could dip as much as 24% year-over-year.

Larry Page Explains Why It Would Be ‘Stupid’ to Run Google like Apple

Larry Page Explains Why It Would Be ‘Stupid’ to Run Google like Apple

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently sat down for a fireside chat with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. One of the topics on discussion was Apple and how it runs its business.

iFixit Completes Teardowns of LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Smartwatches

iFixit Completes Teardowns of LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Smartwatches

iFixit has disassembled both the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, and found them to be very repairable.

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014

Samsung Robbed in Brazil

Samsung Robbed in Brazil

20 robbers have taken off with 40,000 Samsung products in Brazil.

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Even before Windows Phone 8.1 hits existing devices, there's already a report saying that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is reaching the RTM milestone soon.

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