Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price, specs and everything else we know so far ahead of August 9 launch

first_imgWe are just a little over a week away from Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event in New York where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 9 and perhaps a few other products like the Galaxy Tab S4, a redesigned S Pen and the Galaxy Watch. The Galaxy Note 9 will be the star of the as it will be the third flagship phone from the company this year following the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. There have been tons of rumours, renders, live images and reports of the phone over the past few weeks and news is still leaking out.Late last Friday, a tipster based in Indonesia tweeted a promotional image of the Galaxy Note 9 along with its price and storage variants. According to the promo, the Galaxy Note 9 will be offered in two storage variants – 128GB and 512GB. The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will have a price tag of IDR 13,500,000 (approx Rs 64,400) while the top model will be priced IDR 17,500,000 (approx Rs 83,500) in Indonesia. Notably, the promo does not mention 64GB or 256GB models, both of which have been rumoured in the past. In fact, here’s a quick roundup of all that we know so far about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.– Talking about the design first, don’t expect a dramatic change to the look of the Galaxy Note 9 compared to the Galaxy Note 8. The upcoming flagship is expected to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display on the front with narrow bezels. This means it could just marginally taller than the 6.3-inch display on the predecessor. You can also expect a dual curved edge display which has become a trademark for the company.advertisement– The biggest change to the design will likely be on the rear panel of the Galaxy Note 9. The device, which will sport a glass back, will see a new placement for the fingerprint sensor. The sensor will now be placed just below the dual camera setup to avoid smudging the camera lens and making it easier to reach for users. The Galaxy Note 9 will be offered in three different colour options – black, blue and brown. — Samsung’s stylus, the S Pen, is expected to see a redesign as well which suggests some new functionalities although details around this are still slim. Some reports in the past suggest the S Pen could come with Bluetooth support and may allow for music playback control and long-range self-timer among other things. The way Samsung has been teasing the S Pen, it’s safe to say the company is ready to announce a few interesting things about the stylus on August 9. The S Pen is expected to come in black, brown and yellow colours.– As for the hardware, we expect the Galaxy Note 9 to pack pack most of the same specs as the Galaxy S9+. The device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset depending on the market. We also expect 6GB and 8GB of RAM options on offer.– After the entire Galaxy Note 7 battery issue a couple of years ago that caused a number of units to catch on fire, Samsung played it safe and fitted a smaller battery inside the Galaxy Note 8. A few days ago, Samsung posted a teaser video suggesting the Galaxy Note 9 may get a bigger battery, suggesting the company is confident about not repeating the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.– Samsung has been a little hush about revealing anything regarding the cameras on the Galaxy Note 9, which might lead one to think that the company is not going to make any significant changes. Rather, it is expected that the device will bring a dual camera configuration similar to the Galaxy S9+ including the Dual Aperture feature that will allow the camera to switch between apertures depending on the lighting condition.– Last week, a Flipkart teaser was spotted suggesting the Galaxy Note 9 India launch will coincide with its global unveiling on August 9. The teaser also suggests that the device will start shipping in the country from August 15.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 XL specs leaked, could launch alongside Note 9, Tab S4 on Aug 9last_img read more

Province to Reopen Temporary Winter Shelter

first_imgPeople in need of a place to spend the night will once again have another option this winter. Pendleton Place will provide overnight accommodation for up to 20 men and women, 16 years of age or older, who have trouble finding appropriate shelter for various reasons. Those reasons may include mental health concerns, substance abuse, shelter overflow or the person is restricted from another facility because of safety, mobility or incompatibility concerns. Pendleton Place opens on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Halifax and will again be located at St. Patrick’s Church, 2263 Brunswick St. The shelter will operate daily from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. until May 1, 2008. In addition, support staff may be available during shelter hours to help people find other accommodations and make referrals for counselling, addiction services and other supports. The Department of Community Services will provide more than $200,000 in operational funding for the shelter. The Saint Leonard’s Society of Nova Scotia, which operates a number of facilities for persons in transition and is experienced with helping people deal with the complex issues of homelessness, will manage, staff and operate the shelter.last_img read more

À partir du 1er septembre la loi dit quil faut ralentir dans

first_imgLe gouvernement tient à rappeler aux Néo-Écossais qu’à partir du 1er septembre, la loi exige de ralentir à 30 km/h dans la plupart des zones scolaires quand des enfants sont présents. En vertu de la loi sur les zones scolaires plus sécuritaires (Safer School Zone Act), les conducteurs doivent ralentir à 30 km/h dans les zones scolaires où la vitesse est de 50 km/h, quand des enfants sont présents. Dans les secteurs où la limite de vitesse est supérieure à 50 km/h juste avant d’entrer dans la zone scolaire, la limite de vitesse dans la zone scolaire reste à 50 km/h. « Notre but, comme toujours, est de protéger les enfants qui, parfois, oublient les règles de sécurité près des routes, a déclaré Maurice Smith, le ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. On ralentit par prudence quand on conduit où il y a des enfants. » De nouveaux panneaux de signalisation sont en cours d’installation dans les zones scolaires partout dans la province et une campagne d’information est aussi en cours pour informer les Néo-Écossais de la loi.last_img read more

Iran unveils domestically built missile defence system

first_imgTehran: Iran unveiled on Thursday what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system, the media reported. The missile system, dubbed Bavar-373, was unveiled during a ceremony in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and other senior military officials, Press TV reported. The display comes amid rising tensions between the US and Iran in the Gulf. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBavar-373 is a mobile missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming hostile targets. The system employs missiles that have a maximum range of 300 kilometres, the report said. The system is capable of simultaneously detecting up to 300 targets, tracking 60 targets at once and engaging six targets at a time. According to the report, Bavar-373 is a competitor to Russia’s S-300 missile system and brings a few substantial upgrades over the Russian system.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Finance Minister Karen Casey to table budget March 20

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s Liberal government says it will table the 2018-19 provincial budget on March 20.Premier Stephen McNeil has said the province intends to present its third consecutive balanced budget.He says the upcoming document will respond to continuing challenges in areas such as health care and education, but cautions it will be “in a way we can afford.”The budget to be presented by Finance Minister Karen Casey will also include the capital plan.In her December fiscal update, Casey said the province is projecting a $28.9-million surplus for 2017-2018, about $7.6 million higher than forecasted in September.last_img read more


first_img Facebook Login/Register With: NEW YORK, Jan 9 — Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds has been announced by Giorgio Armani as the new face of its Armani Code fragrances, with a fresh campaign slated for release next month.Reynolds, whose wife is actress Blake Lively, started his acting career on sitcoms Two Guys and a Girl, and went on to star in a string of movies, but is best-known for his more recent role as Marvel Comics anti-hero Deadpool.This appointment as the latest Armani Code ambassador will initially see him star in a dedicated campaign for the Armani Code Absolu fragrance, which will be directed by Reed Morano, Emmy Award winner for the series The Handsmaid’s Tale, with photography by Matthew Brookes. The campaign will be unveiled worldwide in February 2019. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Commenting on the partnership with Reynolds, Giorgio Armani said: “With his status of modern male figure of self-fulfilment, Ryan Reynolds perfectly embodies the modern sensuality of the Armani Code man: someone with charisma, authenticity, an effortless style, and the right dose of irony.” — AFP-Relaxnews Advertisement Advertisement Ryan Reynolds. Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beautylast_img read more

Its always special to play for home team in IPL says Ishant

first_imgNew Delhi: Excited to play for his home team for the first time since IPL’s inception, India pacer Ishant Sharma said it is always a “special” moment for him to be returning to the iconic Feroze Shah Kotla stadium from where his journey started. Having represented various teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ishant will represent his home team Delhi Capitals in the season beginning March 23. In the past, Ishant, who plied his trade in Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Kninght Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “For me, Kotla is something more than a ground. Right from the under-17 level, I have played all my matches here. I have a number of memories here,” Ishant said in a video post on Instagram. “Not only for me, but for all those who represent Delhi, Kotla is a memory for them because it is where it all starts. It is from here that we went ahead to represent our country. The 30-year-old pacer was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.10 crore during the auctions in Jaipur earlier this year. Ishant has scalped 58 wickets from 76 IPL games. “I have got this opportunity after 12 years to represent my home team and I feel very proud. I will try to deliver my best and I hope we win the trophy this year,” he said. Delhi Capitals will start their IPL campaign against three-time champions Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium.last_img read more

Landlocked countries open meeting on trade transit ahead of UN conference

Two landlocked South American countries and the neighbours who separate them from the sea opened a meeting in Paraguay today, the first of the regional sessions ahead of a United Nations conference on ways to facilitate trade and transit for the world’s 30 developing countries that have no access to the coast.During the two-day meeting in Asuncion, foreign ministers from Paraguay and Bolivia and the surrounding countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay – will discuss how to reduce physical, legal and technical obstacles hampering trade and economic progress. The UN estimates that legal trade facilitation expenses eat up on average 14 per cent of the export earnings of landlocked countries.Paraguayan President Luis Angel Gonzalez Macchi opened the meeting, which is also being attended by UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul K. Chowdhury, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS); Jose Antonio Ocampo, Executive-Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; and representatives from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).Other regional meetings will be held in Bangkok from 22 to 23 April and in Addis Ababa from 5 to 7 May, leading up to the International Ministerial Conference on Transit Transport Cooperation in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 28 to 29 August. read more

The 10 best books of the year so far according to Amazon

first_img16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York STRUGGLING TO FIND a new summer read?’s editors have just released their picks for the best books of the year so far, all released between January and June 2014.10. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) by Ransom RiggsThe sequel to the 2011 bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It features the same eerie vintage photographs that made its predecessor stand out. This young adult novel will thrill readers of all ages.9. Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman:Award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman sets out on an adventure to solve the mystery of billionaire Michael Rockefeller’s death in New Guinea. Was he really killed by cannibals of the Asmat tribe? Hoffman solves this dark mystery while also exploring the culture of the Asmat.8. Red Rising by Pierce BrownThis action-packed novel details life on Mars and the struggle between Reds, members of the lowest caste in society, and Golds, members of the highest caste. It has drawn comparisons to The Hunger Games and Ender’s Game.7. The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk KiddThe “Secret Life of Bees” author brings the historical Grimké sisters to life in this incredibly powerful novel. When Sarah Grimké is given ownership of a slave named Handful for her birthday, it is the start of a lifelong friendship. When Sarah is older, she and her sister Angelina become two of the earliest voices in the abolitionist movement.center_img SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there 6. In Paradise: A Novel by Peter MatthiessenThis story takes place during a week-long retreat at a former concentration camp. Though the purpose of this trip is to be mindful of the location’s history, tensions arise among the participants, and the aim to find closure is abandoned. The novel follows the main character Clements Olin, and how the discord of the retreat forces him to fully embrace his family’s history.5. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn GreenwaldThis is an account of Greenwald’s meeting with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, and features brand new information about the NSA’s abuse of power provided by Snowden himself. Greenwald also uses this book to question why the government should be allowed to pry into the lives of private citizens. No Place to Hide is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the surveillance state.4. Euphoria by Lily KingInspired by the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria details the romantic love triangle between English anthropologist Andrew Bankson and his two colleagues.3. Redeployment by Phil KlayThis heavy novel pulls readers into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With stories about everything from a man forced to shoot dogs to a Mortuary Affairs Marine who has to collect the remains of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers, Redeployment will enlighten readers about the struggles faced by soldiers both while they’re at war and when they return home.2. The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel by Cristina HenríquezThis inspiring novel chronicles the lives of nine families who moved to United States from their homes in Latin America. It focuses on the Rivera family, who comes to America because of their daughter’s injury. Soon after arriving, the Riveras’ lives become entangled with the Toro family from Panama, and so forms a web of love and guilt that carries throughout the novel.1. Updike by Adam BegleyThis illuminating biography of John Updike details his entire life’s journey up until his death in 2009. With the help of in-depth interviews and extensive research, readers will learn how Updike’s eventful personal life shaped his writing.11 people who haven’t read Ulysses either>last_img read more

OutRun arcade machine modified to become augmented reality vehicle

first_imgLike nearly everyone who has ever been to an arcade, I make a mad dash for the driving simulators. OutRun was a bit before my time as Cruisin’ Exotica was my simulator of choice. The sad truth, though, was that the game never went anywhere. Fortunately, Garnet Hertz constructed an OutRun concept car that augments actual roads into an 8-bit track.The concept car is constructed using the actual OutRun arcade machine. It was modified slightly with golf cart components so that it can move, but it only reaches a maximum speed of 13 miles per hour. The game console is outfitted with a front-facing camera that will feed directly into custom software that will augment the surrounding environment into OutRun’s well known 8-bit style.As the road curves, so too, does the rendering on the game’s display. One of the main reasons for this endeavor was to take the simulation out of the simulation. Most driving games move towards “reality” through better graphics. Contrarily, Hertz’s concept car moves closer to reality through using the real world by creating the driving track.The concept car presents the driver solely with a digital environment, much like what you’d find with all GPS systems. Relying on a digital representation of the world as a navigation tool presents a number of consequences, and that’s what the concept car explores. Granted, the car’s speed caps at 13 miles an hour, so it won’t be zipping along any major highways.Maybe Hertz and his team will take on Crazy Taxi next.via Conceptlablast_img read more

Bus Éireann workers to go on allout strike and theres no end

first_img By Rónán Duffy Short URL Bus Eireann coaches parked in the Phibsboro bus depot. Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire Bus Éireann workers to go on all-out strike (and there’s no end date) The dispute will come to a head in three weeks’ time. 34,299 Views Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 5:35 PM Share601 Tweet Email1 It remains a matter for Bus Éireann to decide if it wants to run the risk of bringing travel chaos to bear on the communities it is obliged to serve, or enter meaningful talks with the Trade Union Group without preconditions.Bus Éireann said last week that the company faces job losses if costs weren’t cut at the semi-state. The current financial problems have stemmed from the costs associated with Bus Éireann’s Expressway service.Transport Minister Shane Ross has argued that the government can not intervene with taxpayer’s money for the commercial Expressway service because of European law.In a response to the unions this evening following the strike decision, Bus Éireann’s acting CEO Ray Hernan said that the company is happy to enter talks and that he is:More than willing to hear any alternative proposals they have for achieving savings of €30m.Hernan added that: “the necessary efficiencies must be found within the company because it is a long-term solution and not a short term fix, which is required.”Ross said he is disappointed at the action being taken.“A strike will be very damaging to the travelling public, the workforce, rural communities and the company itself,” the minister said.He also echoed the call from the union for both parties to enter talks “without any preconditions.”“Through the WRC or Labour Court, the State can assist both the staff and management in discussions to resolve this dispute,” the minister said.Read: Bus Éireann Unite members vote unanimously to strike >Read: Ross urges unions and Bus Éireann to start negotiations with “a blank sheet of paper” > BUS ÉIREANN WORKERS are to go on indefinite strike from Monday 20 February.The Bus Éireann Trade Union Group, which represents members from five different unions, says the action is being taken because of an ”appalling attack on semi- state workers.”The decision comes following cost-cutting measures announced by Bus Éireann included cuts to wages and the transfer of staff to different routes.After the unions voted to authorise industrial action, the group of unions this evening said they would be engaging in an “all-out strike”.“Our representatives have today decided to engage in an all-out strike, effective from the 20 February 2017 in response to this appalling and unprecedented attack,” the group said in a statement. Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire 119 Comments Feb 2nd 2017, 5:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Bus Eireann coaches parked in the Phibsboro bus depot. last_img read more

Smackdown Highlights KofiMania in main event Rose pins Asuka Shane and Miz

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE posted these highlights from last night’s Smackdown Live in New Orleans. Google+last_img read more

Ranieri remembers Srivaddhanaprabha

first_imgThe Italian coach won the 2016 English Premier League tournament with Leicester City and is “terribly shaken” by the death of the ownerManager Claudio Ranieri led Leicester City to its 2016 English Premier League trophy under the ownership of president Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.But Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when his helicopter crashed outside King Power Stadium.“I was terribly shaken by the news,” Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.“He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see. He came into the locker room only to dispense kind words, never to reproach you.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“One time soon after my birthday, he arrived in the locker room with a huge cake and made everyone sing ‘Happy Birthday’,” he added.“He was an illuminated man and everything he touched became better. Now it’s up to his son, who has always been in love with football, to carry on in his father’s footsteps.”“I remember when we first met that I immediately thought he was a positive person, full of energy. My objective when I arrived at Leicester was to secure Premier League safety, then we all know what happened,” he commented.“Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made a very important contribution to the Premier League victory, as he’d arrive 30 minutes before the game to embrace everyone. He never said a word out of turn, was always happy with a smile on his face.”last_img read more

Karlene Chavis

first_imgMeteorologistKarlene Chavis is the newest member of the 7 NEWS Weather Team. She joins the station from CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs, California where she was a morning weather anchor.Follow @karlenechavisA native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Karlene received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University This reporter turned weathercaster developed a passion for communicating meteorological science to others as undergrad. She has a Master’s Degree in Geological Sciences from Mississippi State University.In 2009, Karlene worked as a weather intern for KNXV-TV, the ABC affiliate, in Phoenix, AZ. She also completed her fellowship in broadcast journalism training through the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program and its Phoenix television station, KPHO CBS 5. In addition to weather forecasting, Karlene worked as a published photojournalist, newspaper reporter for The Arizona Republic and, and web entertainment reporter for Gannett Company, Inc.Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, and fencing.Viewers can watch Karlene’s forecast Saturday and Sunday mornings during Today in Florida. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

TMobileSprint deal finally wins Justice Department approval

first_img Tags 2:25 T-Mobile-Sprint merger: What it means for you Share your voice How fast is T-Mobile’s 5G network? We took it for a test… T-Mobile and Sprint are becoming one. Josh Miller/CNET After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is this close to happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim said Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.Under the agreement, Dish will acquire Sprint’s 800MHz wireless spectrum, Sprint’s prepaid brands — Boost, Virgin Mobile and Sprint prepaid — and their combined 9.3 million customers, as well as network agreements that will allow Dish to use T-Mobile’s network for seven years while it builds out its own 5G network.  19 T-Mobile and Sprint will also need to give Dish access to “at least 20,000 cell sites” as well as “hundreds of retail locations.” In a joint press release, T-Mobile and Sprint say that Dish will be able to “take on leases for certain cell sites and retail locations that are decommissioned by the New T-Mobile for five years” after the divestiture closes.Dish will pay T-Mobile approximately $5 billion for the assets it is acquiring: $1.4 billion for the prepaid businesses and $3.6 billion for the spectrum. The move could reshape the wireless industry and shake up where you get your wireless service. The deal gives Dish the tools to quickly enter the wireless business by accessing T-Mobile’s network. T-Mobile, meanwhile, will combine with Sprint to create a much tougher competitor for AT&T and Verizon in the US wireless market. T-Mobile has argued that its combination with Sprint will supercharge its deployment of 5G across the country, as well as expand its customer reach and scale to match the Big Two: AT&T and Verizon.At the close of the deal, which T-Mobile says it expects will be in the second half of 2019, Sprint’s prepaid businesses and customers will “immediately move to Dish, as will the more than 400 employees and nationwide independent retail network that supports more than 7,500 retail outlets,” Dish said in a statement. There remains some questions about Dish’s legitimacy as a wireless player — one of the primary concerns of the state attorneys general that have sued to block to merger. Dish, after all, has shown little interest before in starting its own wireless service despite sitting on a mountain of valuable spectrum. But CEO John Legere offered a rare defense of an outside company. “Dish will be a very credible disruptive fourth player,” Legere said on a call with analysts and media on Friday. Double impactExactly when Dish will enter the market, however, is unclear as it needs to wait on the completion of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger before it can take on the divested assets. The company, however, says that it will have a “5G broadband network capable of serving 70 percent of the U.S. population by June 2023.”On Friday, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen made an even more specific promise, telling Axios he wants to have Dish’s 5G service running in its first city by late 2020.  T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said Dish and the other wireless resellers will be able to access its upcoming 5G network right away. A decade ago when 4G was on the rise, the carriers were protective of its then-new network, preventing so-called mobile virtual network operators from using it. Likewise, the company will honor all reseller agreements that Sprint has, including a deal with cable provider Altice.  13 Photos Phones Tech Industrycenter_img Dish has long sought to enter the wireless business. It’s been accumulating billions of dollars’ worth of wireless airwaves in recent spectrum auctions, facing a deadline of March 2020 to put that to use or risk losing its license. Dish previously said it was working on a narrowband wireless network for “internet of things” devices — such as smart thermostats, energy meters, traffic lights and security systems — although that network isn’t designed for mobile phones and tablets. As part of the deal it made with the DOJ and T-Mobile, Dish says that it has “requested that its spectrum licenses be modified” to reflect its new promise of deploying a 5G network that covers by 70 percent of the population by June 2023. Dish has made plenty of promises for an eventual wireless 5G network. But through the T-Mobile deal it will be able to offer wireless calling, texting and data services on the combined T-Mobile-Sprint network while it builds out its own service. Dish could follow in Sprint’s footsteps with aggressive offers to try to court subscribers away from the new Big Three, but that play didn’t work out for Sprint in the long term. But in recent years, both Sprint and T-Mobile put pressure on AT&T and Verizon with unlimited data plans, cheaper monthly rates and bundles that added subscriptions to services such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon Prime.  Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Now playing: Watch this: Comments Friday’s “developments are the fulfillment of more than two decades’ worth of work and more than $21 billion in spectrum investments intended to transform DISH into a connectivity company,” said Dish’s Ergen in a statement. “Taken together, these opportunities will set the stage for our entry as the nation’s fourth facilities-based wireless competitor and accelerate our work to launch the country’s first standalone 5G broadband network.””It’s a big win for US leadership in 5G,” Brendan Carr, a Republican Federal Communications Commissioner, said in an interview. He agrees with the argument that the combined companies can build a network that neither could do alone. T-Mobile, meanwhile, gets the size and customer base to better compete with its larger rivals. The telecom business has been dependent on scale, with a larger subscriber base funding investments in network upgrades. T-Mobile will be keeping Sprint’s 2.5Ghz spectrum, the radiowaves Sprint is already using to deploy 5G in five cities across the country. That’s a valuable swath of spectrum as the company looks to roll 5G to a broader portion of the country. “With this merger and accompanying divestiture, we are expanding output significantly by ensuring that large amounts of currently unused or underused spectrum are made available to American consumers in the form of high quality 5G networks,” said Delrahim. Pricing changes?When asked about whether this deal would lead to an end of an era of aggressive promotions and cheaper plans, T-Mobile Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert dismissed the notion. “We’re going to take the enhanced capability and go after AT&T and Verizon like they’ve never seen before,” he said. T-Mobile has agreed to lock in prices for the next three years, although it hasn’t talked about Sprint’s plans. Legere hinted at big things ahead. “We’ll waste no time making it clear what this network is capable of,” he said, also dismissing the notion that T-Mobile would become fat and arrogant like its rivals. Sievert also reiterated the company’s plans to eventually offer 100 megabits per second of coverage to 99% of Americans, and Ray talked about its existing plans to offer nationwide 5G by next year. Challenges still lie aheadWhile the DOJ decision smooths the path for the T-Mobile-Sprint deal, it’s not signed, sealed and delivered just yet. Thirteen state attorneys general, as well as the District of Columbia, have filed a multistate lawsuit to block the T-Mobile-Sprint deal on the grounds that it will lead to higher prices and less competition. Although the new agreement paves the way for Dish to replace Sprint as a fourth wireless carrier, it remains to be seen whether the states will continue to pursue their legal action. In addition to brokering a deal between T-Mobile and Dish, the DOJ also reached a settlement with five state attorneys general offices: Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. It has not yet reached an agreement with New York or California, which are leading the lawsuit against the merger. In a statement released by New York Attorney General Letitia James the group of 13 states, as well as the District of Columbia, reinforced their opposition to the deal, citing Dish’s previous broken promises and its reliance on using T-Mobile’s network for “for the foreseeable future.” “The promises made by Dish and T-Mobile in this deal are the kinds of promises only robust competition can guarantee,” said James in a statement. “We have serious concerns that cobbling together this new fourth mobile player, with the government picking winners and losers, will not address the merger’s harm to consumers, workers, and innovation.””A marketplace with fewer active competitors drives up costs, reduces consumer choice and thwarts innovation,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “We intend to be prepared to go to trial to fight for a fair, competitive, and equitable marketplace for consumers nationwide.” The California Public Utilities Commission also needs to give its blessing to the deal, and a report Wednesday said that cable giant Charter wanted to bid on Sprint assets but never heard back from the DOJ. It’s unclear what possible implications that news might have on T-Mobile’s deals with both Sprint and Dish. On the call, Legere said the priority is to work out the concerns of the state AGs as well as the California commission. Sievert said the companies wouldn’t move forward on the deal without ending the litigation first. Different technologiesThere’s also the wrinkle of having to integrate two networks with different technologies. T-Mobile has a mixture of 5G, 4G LTE and 3G based on GSM technology. Sprint, meanwhile, has 5G, 4G LTE and a 3G technology called CDMA. Working in the companies’ favor: Many popular 4G handsets, including recent iPhones and Galaxy phones, pack support for both carriers’ networks. Google’s Fi already seamlessly switches between T-Mobile and Sprint for its mobile service.But we’ve also seen what happens when integrations aren’t handled properly. Sprint disastrously tried to straddle both network technologies when it merged with Nextel in 2005. T-Mobile faced a similar scenario when it purchased MetroPCS, which also used CDMA technology. But under T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray, T-Mobile smoothly transitioned customers off the old network. This will all, of course, be happening at a much larger scale with Sprint, which has 54.5 million customers to go with T-Mobile’s 83.1 million. The story originally published July 26 at 8:30 a.m. PT. Update, 11:50 a.m. PT: To include additional executive comments and background.Update, 5:50 p.m. PT: To include a quote from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. Update, July 27: Adds Dish chairman’s 5G comment. 3:50 5G 4G LTE AT&T Dish Network Google Sprint T-Mobile Verizonlast_img read more

Mike Conley Jr is now a 30 million man

first_imgMike Conley, Jr. makes $30 million a year now. This is where the NBA sits today. Conley, who played in 56 games last year and averaged around 15 points and 6 assists per game, has reportedly assented to the terms of an agreement with the Grizzlies for $153 million over 5 years. If Conley is getting $30 million per year today, they may have to pay Steph Curry in land rights to U.S. territories when he comes up for free agency.It’s a good off-season to be an NBA Free Agent. Hell, you don’t even have to be that good. Players are cashing in, and some of the numbers being thrown around defy conventional logic, but it’s hard to blame the players for striking while the iron is hot in a bull market.Some of the most eye popping contracts besides Conley signed so far include:Matthew Dellavadova to the Bucks| 4 years $38 million – Everybody loves :”Delly’s” scrappy demeanor (some don’t). He’s a serviceable defender and an offensive liability. $9.5 mil a year is the market. Joakim Noah to the Knicks| 4 years $72 million – Noah’s ability when he’s healthy is unquestioned. The problem is he only played in 29 games last season and his production has been trending down for 2 seasons. $18 mil per.Chandler Parson to the Grizzlies| 4 years $94 million – Parsons played in 61 games last year and averages 14 points a game for the Mavericks. $23.5 mil per year. Whatever.Jeremy Lin to the Nets| 3 years $36 million – The definition of Linsanity is signing a decent scoring shooting guard who can’t defend to terrible contracts over and over again and expecting different results. $12 million per.For the chorus of complainers in the “NBA players are overpaid” crowd that say the salaries are ridiculous, what kind of dope leaves money on the table in any scenario? Not Mike Conley, that’s for sure.Grizzlies owner Robert J. Para, who committed $247 million to Conley and Parsons, effectively summed up the current free agency— Robert J Pera (@RobertPera) July 2, 2016 Advertisementlast_img read more

Neimans Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Targets

first_img 2 min read January 24, 2014 New details have come to light about the Neiman Marcus security breach, revealing that over 1.1 million consumers may have been victimized by a scheme that appears strikingly similar to the attack that besieged as many as 100 million Target shoppers last month.Investigators have not revealed if the same cybercriminals are suspected in the Neiman Marcus breach as the loose band of Eastern European hackers suspected in Target’s theft, reports The New York Times. However, “security specialists working with the authorities have said that the hackers were considering several major retailers as potential targets.”In both cases, RAM-scraping malware appears to have been installed on point-of-sale terminals using a Trojan tool in an operation that investigators are calling Kaptoxa, reports Wired. “The code is based on a previous malicious tool known as BlackPOS that is believed to have been developed in 2013 in Russia.”In an apology on Neiman Marcus’s website, president and CEO Karen Katz disclosed that hackers attempted to “scrape” credit card data last year between July 16 and Oct. 30. To date, approximately 2,400 cards had been used fraudulently, she said.Related: 37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?However, Katz assured that no Social Security numbers or birth dates were comprised; no Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman cards had been used fraudulently; online shoppers were not affected; and PINs were not at risk. Like Target, Neiman Marcus will offer one year of free credit monitoring and identity-theft protection to anybody who shopped with the store in the last year.According to the Times, this rash of breaches has reignited discussion that the U.S. should adopt the same EMV credit card technology that is pervasive throughout the rest of the world, in which cards have a small chip that generates a new code for every transaction.The only hitch is, “retailers and card issuers have worried that the cost of adopting the technology, usually estimated at $15 billion to $30 billion, would be more than the cost of the fraud it prevented.”Related: Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say Register Now »center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Your MacBook Pro Might Be Banned On US Flights How To Check

first_img Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation… Bestseller $17.99$17.99 Mac Book Pro Charger, 60W Magsafe1 Power Adapter L-Ti… Bestseller ENDS IN Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core… DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN (1079) $71.60$79.00 Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY $999.97$1299.00 (29) DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementMacBook Pro Banned On FlightsMore specifically, the FAA banned mid-2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models. In June, Apple announced a voluntary recall and replacement program for models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 as these units risked containing batteries susceptible to overheating, and thereby posing a fire safety risk.Affected laptops that have yet to receive replacement batteries are not allowed on flights as cargo or carry-on baggage, which, as mentioned, is standard operating procedure.Earlier this month, the European Union Aviation Safety also warned European airlines to make sure affected MacBook Pro models are switched off and not used during flights.Battery Replacement ProgramApple has encouraged customers who own the affected models to stop using their laptops until they can take the steps to have its batteries replaced. Users who are uncertain if their model is affected may go to Apple’s website and enter their Mac’s serial number to check if their laptop needs a replacement battery.Apple has been offering free replacement batteries since June and has notified affected customers via email urging them to bring in their MacBook Pro models for due repair. To be clear, 2015 MacBook Pro laptops that have a fresh battery are allowed on flights as normal.Recently, four airlines with cargo operations — TUI Group Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Italy, and Air Transat — implemented a ban barring laptops from being brought onto the carrier’s planes as cargo, as Bloomberg reports.”Please note that the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro laptop, sold between mid-2015 to February-2017 is prohibited on board any of our mandate carriers,” a TCE operations coordinator wrote to employees.Is your laptop affected by this ban? As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below! TAG MacBook, MacBook Pro, Apple DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Bestseller Bestseller Mac Book Pro Charger, AC 60W Magsafe2 T-Tip Power Adap… (18) DEAL OF THE DAYcenter_img $36.99$36.99 (164) AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Bestseller Close 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models are banned on U.S. flights. More specifically, models who have not had their batteries replaced won’t get anywhere near a plane.  ( Pixabay ) A select number of MacBook Pro laptops are now officially banned on flights, U.S. airline safety regulators decided after Apple recently confirmed that some units had batteries that posed a fire hazard.U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it was “aware of the recalled batteries” found in some MacBook Pro laptops, and that it alerted major U.S. airlines about the recall.As Bloomberg reports, The agency also cautioned airlines and asked them to follow 2016 safety instructions for goods with recalled batteries. Which is to say the affected laptops should not be carried on flights as cargo or as carry-on baggage by passengers. Related Products $22.99$22.99 All Mac Book Pro Charger, Replacement 60W L-Tip Mags… $18.99$18.99 (395) ENDS IN Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Touch Bar, 1.4GHz quad-cor… (28) Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with … Replacement Charger for MacBook Pro, 61W USB-C to… $1199.99$1299.00 Ads by Amazon Bestseller (139) $2099.99$2399.00 ENDS IN (343) ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

Cllr Mkhize ANC Chief Whip at uThukela Ladysmith passes away

first_img“It is with great regret and sadness that uThukela District Municipality has learned about the shocking news of the sudden passing of Cllr Amos Mkhize on February 3 after a very brief illness,” reports the district municipality.Cllr Mkhize was the Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) in the uThukela District.“Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go to the Mkhize family during this difficult time,” said the municipality.A memorial service will be held today (February 9) at the Civic Hall at 1pm.The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11, at the Indoor Sports Complex at 9am. Deepest condolences are extended to his family, friends, colleagues and comrades.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Cape Town Awarded World Design Capital 2014

first_imgÓ Guto Bussab: Low cost housing in Mitchell’s Plain (Architect: Luyanda Mpahlwa) Ó Sydelle Willow Smith: Cape culture in the City of Cape Town Mandela Wall art: Mandela Rhodes Place Ó Shaen-Adey: Graffiti Art South African Tourism is proud to announce that Cape Town has beaten the other shortlisted finalists, Dublin (Ireland) and Bilbao (Spain), in being awarded the title of World Design Capital 2014 at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress.“Cape Town’s status as World Design Capital 2014 is a major boost for South Africa’s credentials as a major international lifestyle destination and a big boost for the country’s tourism industry,” says Lalie Ngozi, Country Manager, South African Tourism Australasia.“This is wonderful news for Cape Town and our country’s entire tourism industry and South African Tourism congratulates everyone involved with the Mother City’s successful World Design Capital 2014 bid,” continued Ms Ngozi.The prestigious World Design Capital award is made every other year by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to a city that is dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development. The Mother City is the first African city to be given the honour, joining former World Design Capitals Torino, Italy (2008), Seoul, South Korea (2010) and Helsinki, Finland (2012).“Australians know all about our country’s qualities as a leading adventure and wildlife destination, but through our involvement this year with events such as Design Indaba in Cape Town, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, the Joy of Jazz and Macufe Festivals, the Joburg Art Fair, the Joburg, Cape Town and Africa Fashion Weeks and the Designing South Africa project, we have made a concerted attempt with our cities and provinces to position South Africa as a major international lifestyle destination.” “Cape Town specifically already has a world-renowned reputation as an amazing city to visit amongst Australian travellers, not only because of its acclaimed natural beauty, but because it is home to creative, inspired people who are building an innovative future,” continued Ms Ngozi.Previous Award winners have seen increased visitor numbers following their awarding of the title, with Torino reporting higher visitor numbers in their title year than in the year the city hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006.“From our consumer research we know that travellers want to engage with South Africa’s design, art, fashion and music offering when they visit our country and we’re responding to that demand. This award gives us all a considerable boost and even more compelling reasons to entice visitors to our exciting destination,” Ms Ngozi concluded.The World Design Capital title is awarded well in advance, allowing winning cities sufficient time to plan, develop and promote a year-long programme of World Design Capital-themed events for their designated year and also the opportunity of two years of pre-publicity to showcase its design and creativity. Cape Town officials are looking to use the title to celebrate the role design has played in taking a previously divided city and transforming it into a more integrated one and to address the issues of growing urbanisation. center_img Image courtesy of South African Tourism Source = South African Tourism Kevin Brand sculture installation – District Six in the backgroundlast_img read more