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A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 is displayed as customers wait in line to buy Apple's iPhone 7 at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung to offer digital assistant service in Galaxy S8

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone, as the South Korean firm seeks recovery from its global smartphone recalls.

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Supporters of Right Wing Movement protest against events, groups and profiles blocked by Facebook in front of the Facebook Office in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

Far-right Polish groups protest Facebook profile blockages

Several far-right Polish groups have protested outside Facebook's office in Warsaw after the social networking site temporarily blocked their profiles.

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Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reports financial results Thursday

Google treats users to cat-against-ghosts game for Halloween

Google is offering users a treat this Halloween with a Harry Potter-like game.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch-sensitive strip above the keyboard, as the company aims to spark consumer interest in a product line that's often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.

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A man walks by an advertisement of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy S7 Edge and Gear VR at Korea Electronics Show or KES in Seoul, South Korea.

Samsung heir joins board, moving toward top leadership role

The grandson of Samsung's founder is stepping up as its new leader as the South Korean company grapples with the recent failure of a flagship smartphone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products, in San Francisco.

Apple's quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

Apple says it sold 45.5 million iPhones in the last quarter, 5 percent fewer than it sold a year earlier. But the giant tech company's rosy forecast for the holidays was better than what Wall Street had been expecting.

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Logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp.

US confirms 11th death due to Takata air bags

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators.

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Germany investigates couple trying to sell baby girl on eBay

Police in the western German city of Duisburg say they're investigating the parents of a 40-day-old girl on allegations they were trying to sell their infant daughter on eBay.

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Returned boxes of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are placed at a shop of South Korean mobile carrier in Seoul.

Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion

Samsung Electronics said Friday that the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion.

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South Korean high school students try out Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at the company's shop in Seoul in Seoul, South Korea.

For smartphone-dependent world, Samsung troubles hit hard

Yes, you heard that right. Samsung is asking owners of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to do something crazy: "power down and stop using the device."

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The replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone belonging to his 13-year-old daughter Abby, that melted in her hand earlier in the day.

Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles

Samsung said it is halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.

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This photo provided by Oculus shows a set of Oculus Touch hand-held controllers, expected to go on sale Dec. 6, 2016.

Facebook's Oculus to start selling hand controllers

Facebook says it's working to make virtual reality more social as the industry gets more crowded.

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Dutch scientist Bernard

3 win Nobel chemistry prize for world's tiniest machines

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems.

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A color blending feature of the Galaxy Note 7 is demonstrated in New York. An overheated Samsung device created smoke that caused a plane to be evacuated at Louisville International Airport.

Plane evacuated after Samsung smartphone starts smoking

An overheating, smoking Samsung smartphone forced the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines jet that was preparing to take off Wednesday from the Louisville airport.

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Clay Bavor, Google vice president of virtual reality, talks about the Daydream View virtual-reality headset during a product event.

Google gets aggressive with new phones, other gadgets

Google ratcheted up its rivalry with Apple and Amazon by unveiling new smartphones, an internet-connected speaker that channels a digital assistant, and other gadgets the company hopes to make indispensable.

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The new Google Pixel phone is displayed next to a Google Home smart speaker, left, following a product event.

Google's new lineup of phones and gadgets: A quick glance

Google is taking a page from Apple's playbook by making a bigger push to build its own hardware.

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Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. According to a Reuters report published Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, Yahoo reportedly scanned hundreds of millions of email accounts at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement.

Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email

Yahoo scanned hundreds of millions of incoming emails at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement, according to a report published Tuesday.

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Toyota Motor Corp.'s Kirobo Mini, a compact sized humanoid communication robot, sits during a press unveiling in Tokyo.

Toyota's tiny robot sells for under $400, talks, can't drive

The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can't do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice.

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Smartphone screen grabs demonstrating Facebook's new

Facebook launches new 'marketplace' for buying, selling

Facebook says some 450 million people use its site — mainly the "Groups" feature — to buy and sell stuff locally, anything from cars to baby clothes to furniture. Now, the company is launching a separate "marketplace" section that seeks to make it easier to do this.

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Emanuel Chris Welch, D-Westchester, speaks to lawmakers at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. States have begun passing laws dealing with how online accounts can be accessed after death.

Who inherits a selfie? States seek to fill privacy law gaps

When a loved one dies, laws cover how their houses, cars, and other property are passed on to relatives.

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