Uber and Lyft account for over half of business travel in USA
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52 percent of work-related travel expenses

As of the third quarter of 2016, ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are now accounting for 52 percent of transportation expenses for business travelers, according to the latest numbers.

Nintendo announces Switch video game console
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Hybrid portable, at-home console with detachable controllers

Over the past few months, Nintendo has shared limited information regarding its next-generation video game console, which company president Tatsumi Kimishima said would have “a larger impact than the Wii U” that launched in November 2006.

Amazon re-launches Prime Music at lower price
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Tens of millions of songs joining Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify

On Wednesday, internet retail wholesale giant Amazon re-launched its Prime Music on-demand music streaming service into a full-fledged catalogue of tens of millions of songs, with single-user and family plans competitive with offerings from Google, Apple and Spotify.

WD Blue 1TB SSD reviewed
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Similar to SanDisk X400, but may need pricing adjustment

Western Digital is a company with a rich history in developing hard disk technologies that have become widely adopted since the era of floppy disk formatters/controllers and the ATA interface.

Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
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Second recall is possible, but no announcement yet

Back in August, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched, reports surfaced of battery problems causing device overheating and combustion, and the company issued a global device recall after several people  experienced property loss and various minor injuries.

Google Pixel shipments to reach 3 to 4 million units by year's end
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Pricing, but not performance, similar to latest iPhones

According to new estimates from Digitimes Research, the recently announced Google Pixel smartphone is expected to reach 3 to 4 million shipments in the second half of this year, giving a 10 percent increase in HTC’s total smartphone shipments from the first half.

Sony Xperia XZ now available in US
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Unlocked at Amazon and Best Buy for $699

Sony’s flagship smartphone this year, the Xperia XZ, first became available in Taiwan last week and is now available in the US after it sold out of pre-orders overseas in about 45 minutes.

MediaTek pals up with Amazon Echo Dot
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Available October 20th

According to a recent Chinese language report, Amazon is expected to begin buying chips from MediaTek for the production of its second-generation smart home device, the Echo Dot.

Google Assistant uses AI, machine learning to become people-friendly
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A more personalized, habit-learning version of Google Now

On Tuesday during Google’s Pixel and Home product announcements, the company introduced a new voice-activated version of Google Search called Assistant, featuring a more friendly conversational interface that turns search results into one-sentence answers.

Chromecast Ultra is first streaming device to support Dolby Vision
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Google's first 4K media stick will retail for $69

On Tuesday at a Google event in San Francisco, the company announced a  digital media player called the Chromecast Ultra, a successor to the Chromecast 2, that is now capable of outputting in 4K resolution and including an Ethernet port.