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Indian Airline Says Samsung Note 2 Emitted Smoke in Plane

A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said.

The phone was found in the bag of a passenger in an overhead bin after other passengers reported smelling smoke in the plane, IndiGo said. It said there was no fire but sparks and smoke were coming from the phone.

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Online Services Want your Birthdate _ Creating Security Risk

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

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Smoking Samsung Phone Sparks Alert on Indian Flight

A smoking Samsung phone sparked alarm on an Indian flight on Friday, the airline said, weeks after the manufacturer recalled 2.5-million units of its latest model when batteries began catching fire while charging.

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Big Email Hack Doesn't Exactly Send the Message Yahoo Needed

Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million accounts.

The startling breach disclosed Thursday is believed to be the largest to hit a single email provider. The security breakdown risks magnifying Yahoo's preexisting problems — specifically, that it is losing users, traffic and the advertising revenue that follows both, to rivals such as Google and Facebook.

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South Korea Asks Samsung to Extend Galaxy Note 7 Refund

South Korea's government asked Samsung Electronics to extend the refund period for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that have been subject to an unprecedented global recall.

The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, the government agency responsible for product safety and recalls, has not approved Samsung's smartphone recall plan because its measures on how to remove Note 7s already in the market were inadequate, Nam Taek-joo, the agency official, said by phone Thursday.

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Google Allo: Google's Bid for Smarter Messaging Hits Market

U.S. internet giant Google launched Wednesday a smart messaging app aimed at muscling into a busy market with popular rivals such as WhatsApp and Facebook's messenger.

Allo's "smart" capabilities aims to make it easier to respond to messages and over time adjusts to users' own style, Google said in an official blog.

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Web Privacy Debate in Italy after Woman's Suicide

The suicide of a woman who battled for months to have a video of her having sex removed from the internet is fueling debate in Italy on the "right to be forgotten" online.

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Virtual Love on Display at Annual Tokyo Game Show

Game geeks with a heart for digital romance have something to celebrate as sensual, soft-spoken cyber women are blurring the line between reality and fantasy at the Tokyo Game Show.

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Uber Launches Groundbreaking Driverless Car Service

Uber launched a groundbreaking driverless car service Wednesday, jumping ahead of Detroit auto giants and Silicon Valley rivals with technology that could revolutionize transportation. 

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Samsung to Limit Recharging of Faulty Note 7 Batteries

Samsung said Wednesday it would limit recharging of the batteries of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to lower the risk of explosions in a measure apparently intended to jolt users into returning their devices following a recall.

The South Korean electronics giant on September 2 suspended sales of its latest flagship smartphone and announced a recall of 2.5 million units already sold, after faulty batteries caused some handsets to explode during charging.

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