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Uber gets smarter and Samsung recalls tons of devicesIn this week's wrap-up, the newest Uber app syncs up with your personal information to be more helpful. Meanwhile, Samsung recalls 2.8 million top-loading washing machines.
This is CNET, and here are the stories that matter right now. Uber revamped its app. Users of the Uber app can link their account to their calendar. With this information the Uber app should be able to guess where you're headed to when you call up the app. Contacts can also be synced up, so you can enter a person's name instead of their address when you're visiting. Google's Daydream View headset will go on sale November 10th in five countries. It will cost $79 and need a compatible phone like the Pixel to work. Google is also partnering with the NFL to bring a nine-part series shot in VR. That will be viewable on Daydream. The first episode arrives on November 24. Market Researchers Strategy Analytics says that of all the smart phones shipped in the third quarter of 2016. 87.5 percent of those run Android. iOS devices made up 12.1 percent. Between the two, Android and iOS made up 99.6 percent of all smart phone shipments for the quarter. After receiving over 700 reports of malfunctioning washing machines, Samsung is recalling 2.8 million top loading washing machines. These machines are experiencing excessive vibration. And top this some of these washers have detached and injured people. More information of the recall can be found at CPSC.gov. And in the US, election day is coming up on November 8. Facebook has a new feature that gives you information about States and Federal candidates so you can make an informed decision. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple app store.