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Samsung Electronics delays South Korea re-start of Note 7 sales by three days

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South Korea, due to a faulty battery causing the phones to catch fire, offering refunds or replacement devices using safe batteries. The firm hopes to complete the recall quickly and restart sales in the fourth quarter to salvage earnings, but the latest hitch in South Korea underscore continuing challenges in those efforts.



Tencent to donate 2 percent of profit as Chinese online charity grows

By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese billionaire Pony Ma Huateng, the founder of internet group Tencent, on Friday said his company would donate 2 percent of its annual profit to charity and flagged growth in the use of mobile internet in China's philanthropy sector. Ma's pledge follows China's introduction of new laws earlier this month that provided a legal framework for approved internet companies to raise and manage funds for charity. It also comes days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said they would donate more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage" all disease.



Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a toy. The first hardware to be sold by Snap, the sunglasses will record video from the user's perspective in 10-second increments that can be synched with his or her smart-phone. ...



Some Yahoo users close accounts amid fears breach could have ripple effects

Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted passwords and personal details of more than 500 million accounts in 2014, thousands of users took to social media to express anger that it had taken the company two years to uncover the data breach. "We're probably just going to dump Yahoo altogether," said Rick Hollister, 56, who owns a private investigation firm in Tallahassee, Florida.



Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale: source

A sale of Twitter has been the subject of on-again, off-again rumors for many months as the company grapples with stagnant user growth, soft advertising sales and losses running at hundreds of millions of dollars a year. CNBC, citing anonymous sources, reported on Friday that Twitter is in talks with companies including Google and may receive a formal bid soon. Twitter and Alphabet Inc, Google's parent company did not respond to a request for comment.



SpaceX blast investigation suggests breach in oxygen tank's helium system

By Irene Klotz DALLAS (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket that burst into flames on its launch pad ate the beginning of this month likely suffered a large breach in its upper-stage helium system, the company said on Friday. SpaceX, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, was fueling a Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad in Florida on Sept. 1 in preparation for a routine test-firing when a bright fireball suddenly emerged around the rocket's upper stage. "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place," SpaceX said in a statement posted on its website.



IMDB would be required to remove actors' ages when asked under new California...

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will require commercial websites to remove information about an actor?s age upon request, in an attempt to combat agism in the state?s film industry. The law, known as AB-1687, states that commercial online entertainment employment service providers will be required to remove "certain information regarding the subscriber?s age on any companion Internet Web site under the provider?s control if requested by the subscriber." In other words, websites such as the Internet Movie Database and StudioSystem would be compelled to remove an actor?s age if requested. AB-1687 only applies to commercial websites - which it defines as websites that display ads or receives payment from subscribers, and does?t apply to websites where the general public uploads the information to the site, such as Wikipedia, or to news outlets.



Every video game launching this fall that you need to know about
As of this week, fall has officially begun. That means a whole lot of things?changing colors, cooler temperatures, the weirdest presidential election of all time?but more importantly, it means that a truckload of video games are coming out. And by truckload, I means dozens and dozens for each and every platform (save for the Wii U). But rather than list all of the titles, we've decided to round up the best of the best; the ones you really need to be looking out for this fall. DON'T MISS:  Report: Nintendo?s NX has entered production Below you'll find all the most important video games launching this season: September Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade | PC | September 23rd Darkest Dungeon | PS4, PS Vita | September 27th FIFA 17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC | September 27th Forza Horizon 3 | Xbox One, PC | September 27th Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice | 3DS | September 27th XCOM 2 | PS4, Xbox One | September 27th Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits | 3DS | September 30th Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls | 3DS | September 30th October Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide | PS4, Xbox One | October 4th Mafia III | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 7th Paper Mario: Color Splash | Wii U | October 7th 100ft Robot Golf | PS4, PSVR | October 10th Dragon Quest Builders | PS4, PS Vita | October 10th Gears of War 4 | Xbox One | October 11th Rise of the Tomb Raider | PS4 | October 11th WWE 2K17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 | October 11th PlayStation VR | Hardware | October 13th Shadow Warrior 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 13th Skylanders Imaginators | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, Wii U | October 16th Battlefield 1 | PS4, Xbox One | October 21st Sid Meier's Civilization VI | PC | October 21st Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 25th World of Final Fantasy | PS4, Vita | October 25th TES V: Skyrim Special Edition  | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th Titanfall 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th November Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 4th Mario Party: Star Rush | 3DS | November 4th PlayStation 4 Pro | Hardware | November 10th Dishonored 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 11th Assassin?s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4, Xbox One | November 15th Watch Dogs 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 15th Killing Floor 2 | PS4, PC | November 18th Pokémon Moon | 3DS | November 18th Pokémon Sun | 3DS | November 18th Final Fantasy XV | PS4, Xbox One | November 29th December Gravity Rush 2 | PS4 | December 2nd Steep | PS4, Xbox One, PC | December 2nd Super Mario Maker 3DS | 3DS | December 2nd Dead Rising 4 | Xbox One, PC | December 6th The Last Guardian | PS4 | December 6th Although most of the September and October games are set in stone at this point, there are sure to be several delays and release date announcements between now and the end of the year. We'll update and add to this list as we learn more.
Snapchat Spectacles, glasses with a camera, coming this fall

Snapchat gets a new name, Snap Inc., and will soon release camera-equipped glasses that shoot first-person video.



Tokyo Thrift: The Rez Trance Vibrator is gaming's most intense peripheral

If you read our coverage of Tokyo Game Show earlier this month, you'll know that Rez is my favorite game of all time, and that the new version for PlayStation VR is its most spectacular iteration yet. Rez Infinite is the rare example of a pre-existing game that feels like it was designed for virtual reality, despite first coming out fifteen years ago. Okay, so you couldn't immerse yourself in Rez's wireframe world by enveloping your field of vision with a stereoscopic OLED display.



How Europa changed how we saw the solar system

On Monday, NASA is set to hold a press conference about some ?surprising activity? on Jupiter?s icy moon of Europa. There?s no indication as to what that activity might be, other than it involves the Hubble Space Telescope, but it?s garnering more than one 2010 reference around the internet. Europa has always been a fascinating world that has challenged our view of the nature of the solar system.



2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Award semifina...

These cars, trucks and SUVs are one step closer to winning one of the auto industry's most coveted awards.



Baseball player suspended over Black Lives Matter tweets

Technically Incorrect: Seattle's pro baseball team suspends catcher Steve Clevenger for, among other things, calling the group pathetic after the Charlotte protests.



Where Clinton, Trump stand on 7 big tech issues

Ahead of Monday's debate, we look at how the candidates stack up on cybersecurity, privacy, STEM and other topics affecting tech.



How to be human: how to be happy and alone in New York City

gigi_nyc/Flickr Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is a Senior User Researcher for Slack, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and read more How to be Human here.Dear Leah, Eight months ago I graduated from a university and moved to New York City to chase my dreams. ...




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Clinton launches early voting drive

The Clinton campaign is launching a church-based voter mobilization drive aimed at Latinos called ?Fe en Nuestro Voto."



Police: Wash. shooting suspect 'zombie-like'

The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly mall shooting said nothing when he was arrested by authorities.



Clinton, Trump face challenges at debate

The Democratic nominee has to prove she can be trusted, and her GOP opponent must show depth.



Suspect in deadly mall shooting in custody

A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a shopping center about 60 miles north of Seattle, killing five people.



Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting

The department provides bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.



Charlotte police to release shooting video

The department will provide bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.



New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton

The Times calls Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."



Why Kaine is worried about Trump
The Democratic vice presidential nominee says he's worried about Trump's 'bromance' with Putin.
Trump employs unconventional debate prep

Experts think Donald Trump is putting himself at a disadvantage by skipping full-length mock debates.



Apocalyptic scene as Aleppo is bombarded

The rebel-held Syrian city is reduced to rubble under bombardment from government and Russian forces.



How N.Y. bombing shows FBI challenges

Although flagged by officials, it's unclear whether Ahmad Khan Rahami should have stayed on the FBI's radar.



Family mourns Ohio teen shot by police

The friends and family of Tyre King gathered at the First Church of God in Columbus on Saturday.



For black community, Charlotte is fake Oz

To protesters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., home is a world away from glimmering skyscrapers.



Insights from Trump's original apprentice

Louise Sunshine's time with Trump, which ended in a messy departure, showed a distinct pattern.



Best debate moments of Clinton and Trump

She handled a crisp jab from then-candidate Barack Obama; he took on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz simultaneously.




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The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

Clinton launches early voting drive

The Clinton campaign is launching a church-based voter mobilization drive aimed at Latinos called ?Fe en Nuestro Voto."



Police: Wash. shooting suspect 'zombie-like'

The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly mall shooting said nothing when he was arrested by authorities.



Clinton, Trump face challenges at debate

The Democratic nominee has to prove she can be trusted, and her GOP opponent must show depth.



Suspect in deadly mall shooting in custody

A man believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a shopping center about 60 miles north of Seattle, killing five people.



Young girl among 8 wounded in Baltimore shooting

Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people, including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street, police said.



Charlotte police release video of fatal shooting

The department provides bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.



Charlotte police to release shooting video

The department will provide bodycam and dashboard footage of Keith Scott's shooting.



New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton

The Times calls Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history."



Why Kaine is worried about Trump
The Democratic vice presidential nominee says he's worried about Trump's 'bromance' with Putin.
Trump employs unconventional debate prep

Experts think Donald Trump is putting himself at a disadvantage by skipping full-length mock debates.



Apocalyptic scene as Aleppo is bombarded

The rebel-held Syrian city is reduced to rubble under bombardment from government and Russian forces.



How N.Y. bombing shows FBI challenges

Although flagged by officials, it's unclear whether Ahmad Khan Rahami should have stayed on the FBI's radar.



Family mourns Ohio teen shot by police

The friends and family of Tyre King gathered at the First Church of God in Columbus on Saturday.



For black community, Charlotte is fake Oz

To protesters in downtown Charlotte, N.C., home is a world away from glimmering skyscrapers.



Insights from Trump's original apprentice

Louise Sunshine's time with Trump, which ended in a messy departure, showed a distinct pattern.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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Is Google About to Buy Twitter?
Twitter has received expressions of interest from several technology or media companies and may receive a formal bid shortly, sources said Friday.
Instagram Now Has Half a Billion Advertisers
Facebook-owned Instagram said on Thursday its advertising base more than doubled to exceed 500,000 in the last six months.
Snapchat Launches Video Sunglasses and Becomes Snap Inc.
Snapchat will launch Spectacles, $130 video sunglasses that can record and upload 10-second clips to social sites.
If Your Phone Is So Good, Do You Need a 'Real' Camera?
Now that the camera is a pinnacle feature on everyone's smartphone, is a fancy DSLR camera even necessary any more?
Elon Musk is Ready to Reveal His Big Plan For Colonizing Mars
The SpaceX CEO wants to create a multi-planetary society.
The New Way You'll Get Hacked: Your Banking App
Thieves will always go where there is money - even when it means hacking your phone's banking apps.
Want to Avoid Getting Hacked? Follow These Tips.
The simple trick to make a secure password you can also remember.
Yahoo Breach of 500M Accounts Among Biggest Ever
The Yahoo breach, which is being blamed on a "state-sponsored actor" was way worse than anyone expected.
Top Dems: Russians Trying to Influence U.S. Election
"This effort is intended to sow doubt about the security of our election and may well be intended to influence the outcomes."
Yahoo Says 'State-Sponsored Actor' Hacked 500M Accounts
Yahoo confirmed a massive security breach impacting 500 million users and said it believes a "state-sponsored actor" is behind the hack.
Keep Crashing That Drone? Now You Can - It's Made of Lego
This is one drone you are encouraged to crash over and over again.
Can Zuckerberg's $3 Billion Plan End All Disease?
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's pledge to spend $3 billion to end all diseases is a drop in the bucket compared to what's already being done.
U.N. Calls Superbugs a Fundamental Threat
"Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security," says WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan.
Is Google's New Allo App Creepy or Creatively Useful?
At its core, Allo is a messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to predict how you might want to reply to a friend.
Zuckerberg Just Pledged $3B to Cure Disease: 5 Things to Know
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, marked the birth of their daughter by announcing they planned to give away 99 percent of their wealth.

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