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by | April 22, 2017 | 18:27

Revenue for the quarter rose 0.4 per cent to 50 trillion won, compared with analysts' forecast of 49.4 trillion won. Over at Samsung headquarters meanwhile, the company reported preliminary operating profit of 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion) for the first quarter of 2017, a jump of nearly 50% from a year ago.

by | April 22, 2017 | 18:21

Trump promises a big announcement about tax reform next week and orders an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage USA companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills. He said the administration is close to releasing its plan. Reaction in Congress, which returns from a two-week recess next week, was muted. Aides have repeatedly said he won't do so because he's under audit.

by | April 22, 2017 | 17:51

Facebook thinks it can make make VR more social , and now it has an actual product so people can spend time with other real people in a virtual world. The avatars on Facebook Spaces are floating upper bodies with the name of the person on the top. There'll be the ability for those people to use the Messenger effects to change how they appear too, albeit not as a 3D avatar.

by | April 22, 2017 | 17:34

It's a voice control interface that basically lets users do anything they can on the device with a tap by using voice commands. Two versions of the Galaxy S8, code-named Dream internally, were launched at a media event in NY on Wednesday, with 6.2-inch (15.75 cm) and 5.8-inch curved screens.

by | April 22, 2017 | 17:16

Reports also point to the Surface Pro 5 carrying Intel's latest generation processors either the Skylake or Kaby Lake. A recent Apple Insider report has stated that spot-checks of 20 Apple Retail stores have shown a significant decrease in the stocks of the popular 12.9-inch iPad Pro , with a staff member from one of the distributors stating that it had "been a while" since the device's stocks have been replenished.

by | April 22, 2017 | 17:15

Biggs, a member of the Freedom Caucus, said he still has questions about the plan, which resembles an offer put forth by Vice President Mike Pence before Republicans departed for their home districts for Easter recess. With all that said, it's totally possible that whatever deal Meadows and MacArthur have struck catches on with the broader Republican House and it sails through next week.

by | April 22, 2017 | 16:36

NASA details that life requires three main ingredients to exist, which includes liquid water, source of energy for metabolism and the right chemical ingredients. The solar system is teeming with ocean worlds , including ice-covered moons like Saturn's Enceladus and Jupiter's Europa. "We're pretty darn sure that the internal ocean of Enceladus is habitable and we need to go back and investigate it further", said Cassini scientist Dr Hunter Waite from the Southwest Research Institute in San ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 16:29

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan celebrate in Istanbul, Turkey April 16, 2017. The spokesperson for the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, said the call comes after Turkey rejected global observers' criticism of the referendum on Sunday, in which over 51 per cent of voters supported granting greater powers to President Recep Erdogan .

by | April 22, 2017 | 16:27

While the families indicated additional information about the search would be released today, a GCNP spokeswoman did not respond immediately Thursday for a request for comment. The North Rim, an area visited only by 10 percent of Grand Canyon visitors, has rapidly changing weather and visitors should be prepared for heat, cold, rain, wind or snow, the park service says.

by | April 22, 2017 | 15:34

He added that the administration would ensure that tax cuts were deficit neutral by encouraging economic growth. Because Republicans in Washington generally agree that tax rates for businesses and individuals should be cut, many saw Trump's election - which gave their party control of Congress and the White House - as a sign that their goals were in reach.

by | April 22, 2017 | 15:21

Marwan Barghouti, the leader of a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, has been moved to solitary confinement amid warnings by Israeli officials that they will not negotiate with the striking detainees. Israel is holding 300 child prisoners. Barghouti was also convicted of masterminding a suicide bombing attack that backfired and only killed the bombers.

by | April 22, 2017 | 14:57

Reportedly codenamed Cruiser, it was rumoured to have an active key. However, Samsung issued a statement on Tuesday night stating that Bixby won't be available on the Galaxy S8 in the U.S. The Galaxy S8 has a sleek design and going for an active variant is definitely going to make it look more rugged than it looks right now. As far as protection is concerned, one can only assume that the Galaxy S8's IP68 certification will remain on the handset, but it will most likely arrive with a ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 14:51

Content from Facebook, including 360 photos and videos, can be viewed through here, as well as personal memories from Timelines. It is now available in beta form. On March 28, 2016, the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, was released, with the HTC Vive released shortly after on April 5. With good reason, according to some observers, especially when it comes to virtual and augmented reality.

by | April 22, 2017 | 14:28

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, says that Trump was directly involved in negotiations to free Aya Hijazi. Hijazi, who grew up in Falls Church, Va., and graduated from George Mason University, was working in Cairo with the Belady Foundation, which she and her husband established as a haven and rehabilitation center for street children in Cairo .

by | April 22, 2017 | 14:09

He said general agreement was reached at the meeting of the need to keep open lines of communication between Moscow and Washington. Rex Tillerson and Sergei Lavrov met in Moscow on Wednesday. Putin had even honored Tillerson with a friendship award. Secretary Tillerson: The final outcome does not provide for a role for Assad in the future governance of #Syria .

by | April 22, 2017 | 14:01

The patent (US#20160373805, US#9459778) was filed back in 2012 and was named Methods and Systems of providing visual content editing functions. The report said that Mobli first spoke to Facebook about selling the patent and the social media giant "100 per cent wanted it".

by | April 22, 2017 | 13:35

Both phones have a dual-curved display like we saw on the Galaxy S7 edge. the Galaxy S8 + costs approximately $100 (or Rs. 6,700) more than the Galaxy S8 +. Mr Koh also said the firm plans to use the S8 to try to recover in China, where Samsung has been out of the top five vendors in recent years due to heightened competition from local rivals such as Huawei Technologies.

by | April 22, 2017 | 13:05

Representative Fred Upton, a Republican from MI. Brooks says Pruitt, Holcomb, and other IN lawmakers were invited to participate IN the NAACP meeting, but declined to attend. Residents and environmentalists are calling for more support and testing. Thirteen other families are appealing their relocation offers from the city housing authority or have been given notice to move.

by | April 22, 2017 | 13:00

This means you can enjoy the outdoors, clean up pollution, or start an initiative that will help preserve the Earth for the next generation. With its doodle, Google has tried to guide us on ways we can play our roles as caretakers of the environment, which in turn will also help protect the Earth.

by | April 22, 2017 | 12:22

Both Samsung and LG Display now lead the market in flexible screen displays, and LG recently began investing billions of dollars to expand its production capabilities for that technology. Speaking about the specifications of the phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are only differentiated in terms of display and battery capacity. While there aren't details yet on what Samsung will do to strengthen the S8, the S7 Active's key additions were a "shatter-resistant" screen and a larger battery.

by | April 22, 2017 | 12:03

Commander of the station's Expedition 51 crew, Whitson will officially set the USA record Monday for most cumulative days in space, surpassing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams' record of 534 days. That gave Whitson a staggering total of 53 hours and 22 minutes in space, with nothing but the multi-layered clothes on her back to protect her. Footage of Whitson's walk, which was devoted to helping reconfigure the International Space Station in preparation for the arrival of future commercial ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 11:48

The compound opened as a museum last October. Paisley Park has since been turned into a museum, with a full four days of events on tap, including concert performances by Prince's former bandmates, and panel discussions. FILE - In this April 22, 2016 file photo, Scott Ewing and his wife Gina Easley, view Prince's Purple Rain outfit on display at the Minnesota History Center in St.

by | April 22, 2017 | 11:47

Ponds and streams of meltwater had been documented on Antarctica as far back as the famed expeditions led by Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott in 1909 and 1912, respectively. While these features are ephemeral, spreading like weeds in the warm summer months, many seem to have existed on and off for almost a century. A large network of streams, lakes and waterfalls on the ice shelves that cover Antarctica has been discovered by piecing together historic satellite and aerial imagery.

by | April 22, 2017 | 11:38

USA researchers have managed to capture the world's largest sea creature feasting on their only type of prey off New Zealand's coast. The research project, a collaboration between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Oregon State University , used suction cups to attach cameras with sensors to the whales' backs.

by | April 22, 2017 | 11:28

In its latest annual Environmental Responsibility Report , Apple stated its aim of operating a closed-loop supply chain "where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled materials". In total, 99% of the paper used in Apple product packaging is from recycled or responsibly-managed sources. Apple is attempting to ramp up its recycling efforts.

by | April 22, 2017 | 11:20

Express.co.uk is now putting the Galaxy S8 through its paces and will bring you a full review soon. Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy S8+ is simply a larger Galaxy S8 with a bigger battery. The devices feature high-resolution displays that bend on both ends and come with various innovative technologies such as iris and face recognition scanners and a smart voice assistance program named Bixby.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:54

The warning comes amid fears a "nuclear domino effect" could result from Kim Jon-un's increasingly belligerent behaviour with regards to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to a new United Nations report. China is also said to have flooded more troops to the North Korea border and upgraded its aircraft in readiness for action. Beijing has always been opposed to America's military presence in South Korea but President Trump's recent courting of Chinese President Xi Jinping and ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:52

After picking the one you want, you can customize it by changing your eye color, hairstyle and other features. The jury's still out on whether or not Spaces will take off. You can switch places with someone next to you (though this may cause a tangle of wires , so be careful), but you can't all get up and start exploring a world together.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:50

Despite the predicted year-on-year profit increase, however, it looks like sales will be essentially flat: Samsung's Q1 2016 revenue was 49.78 trillion won. The lack of a flagship smartphone from the company in the past few months may fuel people's curiosity and propel them to purchase the latest Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:41

Pence reiterated that after years of North Korea testing the USA and its neighbors in East Asia with its nuclear ambitions, the US "era of strategic patience is over". The loss of US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:38

They claimed he was born to them in 1985 at the Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and had run away when he was a student of Class 11. The couple later requested the court to conduct a DNA test on the actor as part of the proceedings. The report had said identification marks given by the aged couple were not found on Dhanush. The judge also rejected the plea of the couples advocate Titus that the doctors who examined Dhanush should be cross-examined.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:13

New analysis of hydrothermal plumes on Enceladus reveals the presence of conditions that could potentially sustain life underneath its icy surface. NASA scientists announce compelling evidence for hydrothermal vents on Saturn's moon Enceladus .

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:08

DHS said Montes went to Mexico without permission, as required under DACA, then re-entered the US illegally by climbing over a border fence on February 19. One of the attorneys said Montes did not voluntarily leave the country. A statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that Montes was arrested for "illegally entering the U.S.by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico".

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:07

This data means Nintendo has earned $271.8 million on Switch consoles from the USA alone in a one-month period! Because of the fast start, SuperData said that it is revising its projected sales figures for 2017 to 7.2 million units sold, up from 5 million.

by | April 22, 2017 | 09:07

Speaking of Samsung's next high-end phablet, Kuo told clients that a rear placed dual camera setup for the Galaxy Note 8 will be "the most important upgrade" for the device. The image shared in the report shows both a standard Galaxy S8 and the larger Plus variant affected by the red tint. Both have fast-charging capability through the USB C port.