Technology

Tests after explosion claims slow Galaxy Note 7 deliveries

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
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By Youkyung Lee/AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has delayed shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in South Korea for extra quality control testing after reports that batteries in some of the jumbo smartphones exploded while they were being charged. Samsung said the delay affects only the South Korean market. Local reports
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Apple says several billion dollars set aside for US taxes

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
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LONDON (AP) — Apple’s chief executive says the company has put aside “several billion dollars” to pay tax liabilities in the United States as it repatriates some of its huge overseas earnings. Tim Cook told Irish state network RTE in an interview broadcast Thursday that the money, part of profits from 2014, should be brought
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EU says Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

Aug 30th, 2016 | By
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By John-Thor Dahlburg/Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant received illegal tax benefits over 11 years. The ruling is the biggest salvo in the EU executive Commission’s
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Court dismisses data speed reduction suit against AT&T

Aug 30th, 2016 | By
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials that claimed AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their Internet speeds cut. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that AT&T was exempt from the prohibition against unfair and deceptive practices that
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Idaho Network performance tests rank Verizon #1 for the 6th time in a row

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
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Press Release BOISE – RootMetrics has named Verizon as the #1 wireless network in Idaho, as rated by the new RootScore Report. RootMetrics is an independent mobile analytics firm that uses off-the-shelf consumer smartphones to test the network capabilities of all four major U.S. wireless carriers in six network performance categories across various geographies. Additionally, for the sixth
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Utah jumps back into race to attract Facebook data center

Aug 24th, 2016 | By
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By Lindsay Whitehurst/Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City suburb vying against a New Mexico town to attract a Facebook data center said Wednesday it’s restarting negotiations with the company a day after the deal broke down over a contentious $240 million tax-break package. The company is still interested in coming
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Guess what happened next: Facebook battles ‘clickbait’

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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By Barbara Ortutay/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users’ news feeds of “clickbait,” the links and headlines that ask readers to “guess what happened next” but don’t provide any useful information, tempting people to click if they want to find out anything. The world’s largest social media
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Jeep hackers back at Black Hat with new and scarier method

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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By Bree Fowler/AP Technology Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee — this time while it’s moving at high speed. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek grabbed headlines last year by showing how they could kill a Jeep Cherokee’s engine while it
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Wal-Mart now lets you pay with phone at all 4,600 US stores

Jul 7th, 2016 | By
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By Mae Anderson/AP Technology Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior. With Wal-Mart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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