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November 7, 2016, 1:30 AM

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Reuters:
Samsung says it will launch AI assistant with seamless third party integrations on Galaxy S8, expand voice-assistant services to appliances and wearables  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it would launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone …
Bloomberg:
Steve Ballmer says he and Bill Gates “drifted apart” after Gates disagreed with his decision that Microsoft make its own mobile hardware  —  The former CEO says Microsoft got into the mobile device market too late  —  Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft Corp …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung says 85% of recalled Note7 devices in the US have been replaced; software update will prevent remaining devices from charging beyond 60%  —  To spur more returns, past the current 85 percent level, Samsung will issue a software update that won't let the devices charge beyond 60 percent.
NBC News:
Senior US intelligence official told NBC News US military hackers have penetrated, can now launch attacks against Russia's electric grid, telecom networks, more  —  Exclusive: US Military Hackers Ready if Russia Disrupts US Election 2:25  —  U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple cuts USB-C adapter prices until the end of the year in response to MacBook Pro complaints  —  The #donglelife just got a little less expensive  —  Apple is cutting prices for all of its USB-C adapters following a week of complaints about the MacBook Pro's inconvenient port situation.
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:
Report: Deutsche Telekom plans to launch defense system to fend off drones from airports, stadiums, car test tracks, and critical infrastructure  —  Germany's Deutsche Telekom plans to launch a drone defense system this year designed to guard airports, stadiums, car test tracks and critical infrastructure …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google is rolling out RCS advanced messaging to Android devices on Sprint, but Google's RCS doesn't work with RCS on AT&T, T-Mobile, and other carriers  —  There has been much noise made about Google's launch of its RCS messaging platform via the Messenger app on Sprint today.
 

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