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Samsung S6 phone has curved screen
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT
HTC to sell virtual reality headsets
HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:33:48 GMT
Huawei and LG unveil smartwatches
LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:12:25 GMT
Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack
TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:13 GMT
Google backs down over Blogger porn
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:51 GMT
BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp
BBC launches a WhatsApp service so you can get Richard III updates direct to your phone.
Published: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:00:39 GMT
US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:16:00 GMT
Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT
Google buys .app web domain for $25m
Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:24:12 GMT
Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT
Passport website sues its customers
An unofficial passport website has sued more than 150 of its own customers after they tried to cancel or refused to pay believing they had been misled.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:53:19 GMT
Apple faces iPhone patent lawsuit
Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:03:28 GMT
Cyber attacks top US threat list
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT
Net neutrality rules passed by FCC
The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:32 GMT
Samsung hit by latest smart TV issue
Many of the firm's smart TVs were unable to connect to servers for two days after a problem emerged as the firm carried out a security update.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:32:46 GMT
Online motoring plea service launched
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:09:28 GMT
Uni hosts cyber-security conference
Abertay University in Dundee is hosting Scotland's largest cyber-security conference, with support from government agency GCHQ.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:19:33 GMT
Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet
Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:52:58 GMT
Llama chase captivates Twitter
Two llamas went on the lam in Arizona. Thanks to a local news live feed, the US watched - and Tweeted - in rapt attention.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:38:33 GMT
VIDEO: Sci-fi game Evolve reviewed
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Evolve
Published: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:38:44 GMT
VIDEO: DIY solution to share diabetes data
Why one mother found a DIY solution to track her daughter's diabetes data.
Published: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:22:15 GMT
VIDEO: HTC virtual reality kit surprises
HTC unveils a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with video games giant Valve, posing a threat to Facebook's Oculus.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:57:48 GMT
VIDEO: Hands-on with LG Urbane smartwatches
BBC's Dave Lee gets a first look at LG's fashion-conscious Urbane smartwatches at Mobile World Congress.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:00:23 GMT
VIDEO: Wheel gives cyclists an extra push
A power assistance device turns push bikes into electric hybrid bicycles
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:23:05 GMT
VIDEO: The chair that assembles itself
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are examining the possibilities of self-assembly.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:35:31 GMT
VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of 'eye-tracking'?
The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:09:26 GMT
VIDEO: The robots who build furniture
An experiment at MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab is teaching robots to work collaboratively.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:08:53 GMT
VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:26 GMT
VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:48:36 GMT
VIDEO: S6 Edge: First look at Samsung phone
Will Samsung's Galaxy S6 help it claw back lost market share?
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:03 GMT
Apps in pockets, bums on seats
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:20:39 GMT
Has the world become too visual?
Has the world's addiction to images gone too far?
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:13 GMT
Are tablets falling out of favour?
Are tablets losing their appeal?
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:05:54 GMT
Can technology help combat CV fraud?
The tech combating job applicant fraud
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:01:46 GMT
How do you catch a drone?
How to bring down a drone
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:44:17 GMT
VIDEO: Commutes made easier with maths
Using advanced maths to make your ride to work easier
Published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:52:51 GMT
Kickstarter - now just a store?
Does the new Pebble smartwatch belong on Kickstarter?
Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:02:13 GMT
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Even Vulcans shed a tear: Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies at 83
Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:31:14 EST
Buzz Aldrin: Leonard Nimoy, my fellow space traveler
His Mr. Spock helped make space travel accessible to all.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:49:47 EST
Astronaut finds water in helmet after seven-hour spacewalk
NASA astronaut Terry Virts found a small amount of water in his helmet after a spacewalk this week, but it did not put him in any danger or interfere with his duties.
Published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:05:36 EST
Black hole is 12 billion times bigger than the sun
Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, 12 billion times the size of the sun and around 900 million years old.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:32:27 EST
The social network that you can wear
Once was a time when finding out if you were compatible with someone involved a complex social interplay of body language, conversational nuance and good food and wine.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:28:54 EST
And 2015's 'Designs of the Year' are...
Nominations for the Design Museum's 2015 Design of the Year award have been revealed. 76 of the best works of product, transport, graphic, fashion, digital and architectural design will be exhibited at the museum from March 25, with category winners announced May 4 and the overall winner June 4. While we wait for the exhibition to open, CNN takes you through the cream of the crop: our top picks across all the nominated fields.
Published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:16:50 EST
U.S. military has a heat ray
The U.S. military is developing a real-life heat ray. CNN's Thom Patterson explains this non-lethal "active denial system."
Published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:18:05 EST
Why DNA could be the future of data storage
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:00:16 EST
Our George Jetson dreams could come true
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:32:06 EST
The Internet of Sheep: Flock eats grass, transmits Wi-Fi
Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:08:40 EST
The cooling cloud that follows you as you walk
Published: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:27:58 EST
'Modern Family' airs all Apple products episode
Talk about a "Modern Family." Wednesday night's episode was shot entirely using Apple products.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:01:30 EST
Want to high-five Ronaldo? There's an app for that!
There is nothing more thrilling than seeing your team lift the trophy at the end of the season. But are you still a fan if you can't get to the stadium?
Published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:07:52 EST
The planet you've probably never heard of
Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There's a planet between Mars and Jupiter.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:52:11 EST
Photos: Magic and madness
Celebrate Photoshop's 25th birthday with the artist's warped "impossible photography."
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:17:08 EST
A better way to GIF?
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:36:53 EST
Shhh! This app helps you keep secrets
Tired of people seeing your embarrassing texts? Messages from Cyber Dust disappear forever. Check out more Instant Startups.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:46:08 EST
Save yourself a trip to the ER
A startup called CellScope has created an attachment for the iPhone to help diagnose ear infections. Check out more Instant Startups.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:45:41 EST
Outsource your to-do list
From house cleaning to guitar lessons, this startup connects you with pros who can get the job done. Check out more Instant Startups.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:45:53 EST
The future of war will be robotic
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:49:47 EST
How tech can fight extremism
Published: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:16:23 EST
Why the selfie stick must die
Melodramatic or pragmatic? Both, apparently. How a simple stick is tearing the world apart!
Published: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:54:19 EST
'Instagram for doctors' lets medics share patient pics
Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:12:54 EST
In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car
Published: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:14:25 EST
The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here
Published: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:19:27 EST
The planet you've probably never heard of
Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There's a planet between Mars and Jupiter.
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:52:11 EST
Dawn mission makes final approach to dwarf planet
When NASA's Dawn craft arrives at its destination on the asteroid belt on March 6, it will become the first probe to orbit a dwarf planet.
Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:37:31 EST
They look like two specks. Don't be fooled
Two white specks appearing next to Pluto in the blackness of space may look like faint blips on a screen. Don't be fooled.
Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:37:14 EST
'Why I want to die on Mars'
Mars One has selected 100 potential candidates for a one-way trip to Mars. But what kind of person would choose to go?
Published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:38:22 EST
Photos of two small moons open the door to a new vastness
Published: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:06:08 EST
The man who spies on penguins for science
Published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:43:34 EST
Ship cruises on bubbles
Published: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:03:27 EST
Super-cute Disney robot makes giant sand drawings
Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:20:07 EST
7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015
Published: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:26:34 EST
The weird things we sent to space
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:33:17 EST
What turns a hobby into a health hazard?
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:06:40 EST
The hottest apps in tech
Published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:59 EST
Yang: Internet of Things, or IdioT?
We're saturated with expensive digital gimmicks.
Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:00:11 EST
You have to see these sound waves
'Cymatics' is the science of visualizing audio frequencies. Musician Nigel Stanford and Director Shahir Duad explain how they used various techniques and materials to create stunning visual effects that correspond to the music.
Published: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:20:09 EST
'Foodini' machine prints burgers, pizza
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:15 EST
NASA designs 'ape' robot for disasters
Published: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:02:41 EST
10 ideas to change the world
Published: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:02:32 EST
On Twitter, Roger Ebert found a new voice
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:27 EST
This drone can follow you
Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:02:07 EST
Man who cut off fingers makes 'Robohand'
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:33:38 EST
Think you know the Web? Let's find out
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:33:46 EST
Ralph Baer, inventor of the gaming console, dead at 92
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:34:02 EST
Former Google+ employee: We f***ed up
Published: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:34:11 EST
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Nokia CEO sees 'business as usual'; no change to outlook
Nokia, the world's third-largest mobile equipment maker, has seen nothing in its business that would lead it to change its financial outlook, its chief executive said on Sunday. It is kind of business as usual," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said in response to a reporter's question during a press conference ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. In late January, the company said that for its mainstay Nokia Networks? business, it expected net sales and operating margins in the first quarter to decline compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, typically a seasonally stronger quarter.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:20:47 -0500
Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple
By Se Young Lee and Harro Ten Wolde SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed "Project Zero", the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edges variant are critical for Samsung's plans to reverse plunging smartphone revenues that led to its first annual earnings fall in three years in 2014. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker late last year, selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter on the back of the success of its big-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung's previous flagship Galaxy S5 was outsold in its second full month of global sales by Apple's older iPhone 5S, according to researcher Counterpoint.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:41:17 -0500
BlackBerry to broaden its cross-platform strategy
By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid to remain relevant, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is pivoting to focus more on its software business and core strengths like security that won it recognition over the last decade. In the last 18 months the company has revamped its mobile device management system to allow clients like government agencies and large corporations to also manage and secure phones and tablets powered by Apple's iOS system, Google Inc's Android platform and Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system using its BES12 platform. It has also opened up its popular BlackBerry Messaging app to those using iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:42:47 -0500
Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future
By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with growing signs of recovery in Europe offset by slowing demand in emerging markets. Reports that technology giant Apple may be building a car have got established automakers, who have spent the past 127 years refining the combustion engine, wondering whether they are still in pole position to build the car of the future. The growing use of computing power in vehicles, and the ability of cars to connect to smartphones and other devices, is providing technology companies and automakers with new business opportunities -- and increasingly making them rivals.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:36:23 -0500
New Internet rules set up industry's next battle
Telecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced U.S. and European regulators, finalizing so-called "net neutrality" rules, to allow them to dedicate network capacity to services such as providing connectivity to driverless cars and facilitating the exchange of medical data between patients and health professionals. The industry will be able to develop such "specialized services" as long as they do not hurt the delivery of the normal Internet to homes and businesses. Telecom and cable companies argue being able to charge for different services and speeds would help fund network upgrades and develop new industrial uses for the web, such as smart electricity meters. Silicon Valley and net neutrality activists counter that such treatment would lead to a two-speed system where telecom and cable groups could prioritize their own content and squeeze out start-ups who cannot pay.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:47:25 -0500
Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G
By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020. "It is unclear what the opportunity or weakness that 5G should address is," researchers at GSMA, the global trade group of mobile network operators, said in a report issued in December that punctured some of the more visionary claims for 5G.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:00:42 -0500
Can Samsung resharpen its edge against the competition?
As the parade of new devices from MWC marches past, for the South Korean juggernaut, this week will be more important than most.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:07:36 -0500
Samsung didn?t convince me I need the Galaxy S6 edge, but I?m totally smitten with the curve
If you liked any of the recent mid-range metal Galaxy phones that Samsung released, you?re totally going to love the brand new Galaxy S6 flagships. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge pack amazing hardware, and come with a brand new kind of design, one that shows Samsung is actually capable of creating well-built devices for a change, even if that means still having to cheat off Apple?s iPhone. Of them, the Galaxy S6 edge is by far the better version, just as some carrier execs told reporters before the show, even though Samsung has not really explained why we need a dual-edge curved display in a smartphone. FROM EARLIER: The one reason to hate the Galaxy S6 right
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:45:18 -0500
Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets. Samsung, fellow South Korean firm LG and hip Chinese maker HTC timed their smartphone launches to grab the attention on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest telecoms trade fair, in Barcelona, Spain. In a head-on challenge to Apple's popular iPhone 6 which was released last year, Samsung came out fighting on Sunday with the Galaxy S6, a smartphone with a touchscreen that curves around the edges and has a wireless charger.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:33:38 -0500
Sprint's Best Buy plan gives you a phone and service for a flat rate
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:25:00 -0500
The one reason to hate the Galaxy S6 right now
Samsung on Sunday took the wraps off the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, two devices that were heavily detailed in rumors and leaks before the event, and while they?re clearly the best Android smartphones Samsung has ever made, there are some reasons not to like them, with one in particular that some users will find very annoying. FROM EARLIER: Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked Samsung had to make some sacrifices to finally build the Galaxy S models you wanted, and this includes having to ditch the one component many Android users value: support for expandable memory. Samsung also had to use a non-removable battery for the handsets, and neither model is waterproof. Though the absence
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:20:38 -0500
Fugoo Speaker Review
The Fugoo is marketed as a "go anywhere speaker" and it's probably true. This is a shockproof, waterproof speaker that would be safe indoors, outdoors, in the shower, on a surf board, dirt biking, in the mud (just wash it off!), snow, sand, getting dropped on concrete, even plopped underwater for up to a half hour at 1 m. It boasts an IP67...
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:20:16 -0500
Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked
Samsung said many things about its newest devices during its official Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge event on Sunday in Barcelona, but the company conveniently forgot to mention how much the two devices will cost once they launch on April 10th. However, SamMobile, a publication that has provided many details about the handset before it was official, has found out European pricing for the two devices ? and yes, you can expect both of them to be quite expensive when purchased for full price. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we?ve been looking for The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available in three storage versions each, including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, and,
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:55:11 -0500
?Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS war
A partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:40:10 -0500
Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal
Mozilla's major new ally will sell its Klif phone and six months' network service in 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Orange likes Firefox OS's inexpensive hardware requirements and expects to sell millions.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:36:21 -0500
Withings' Activité fitness watches now talk to your Android phone
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:28:00 -0500
The real reason Ikea is putting wireless chargers in its furniture all of a sudden
Even before all the MWC 2015 craziness started, reports on Sunday morning started hitting the web detailing a special feature coming to Ikea furniture, built-in support for wireless charging, that should come in handy to smartphone and tablet users in the future. As it turns out, Ikea?s new furniture functionality wasn?t accidentally unveiled at MWC, so to speak, as the company had a secret deal in the works. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we?ve been looking for The company partnered up with Samsung, the Galaxy S6 maker revealed on its Tomorrow blog, which must certainly be good news for Ikea fans that happen to also love the new Galaxy S line of products. For
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:25:14 -0500
Ikea's new furniture can charge your phone, no wires necessary
Then you might be interested in some new products that will be on sale at Ikea in North America and Europe this spring. The Swedish furniture company has partnered with the Wireless Power Consortium, building Qi wireless device chargers into a line of lamps and other small pieces of furniture like bedside tables. For those who've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of wireless charging, the partnership is good news.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:23:15 -0500
Boardbooks app maker Diligent targets SaaS extensions
Diligent Board Member Services, the maker of Boardbooks company director software, appears to be putting its governance and accounting troubles behind it.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:59:00 -0500
SanDisk stuffs 200GB into a microSD card for your phone
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:52:00 -0500
BlackBerry wants to bring its secret sauce to iPhone, Android
The move is part of the company's evolution into a software business, which includes working with every major operating system.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:47:17 -0500
Withings' Activite and Activite Pop watches are now Android-friendly
Starting March 2, you'll be able to connect a Withings Activite or Activite Pop watch to an Android phone or tablet.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:30:26 -0500
Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera
NEW YORK (AP) ? Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:30:03 -0500
The Apple Watch has a low-power mode that only tells the time
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:24:00 -0500
Bjork's next music video will be available for Oculus Rift
In 2013, Bjork released her heightened, futuristic album Biophilia as an app. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the musician talked about her decision to keep Vulnicura off Spotify, her upcoming retrospective at MoMA, and the music video for her song "Stonemilker." The video, directed by Bjork's longtime collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, will be available for Oculus Rift. When asked about how she chooses to pair technology and music, Bjork said, "It can?t just be working with the gadget for the sake of the gadget. Bjork's MoMA retrospective will open on March 8th.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:22:02 -0500
HTC unveils new One M9, Vive VR headset at MWC2015
HTC unveils One M9, its next generation flagship smartphone, and virtual reality headset Vive.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:21:56 -0500
Science finds the best place to hide from zombies
When the undead threaten to turn your cerebrum to caviar, where do you run? A new study confirms what you might already suspect, and even offers a specific destination.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:01:18 -0500
These 'privacy glasses' make you invisible to facial recognition
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:55:00 -0500
Nokia knocks Net neutrality: Self-driving cars 'won't get the service you need'
Nokia's CEO has argued that certain futuristic technologies will need to be prioritised, flying in the face of recent victories for net neutrality.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:52:28 -0500
Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with Microsoft apps out of the box
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:49:00 -0500
The must-see moments from Samsung's Galaxy S6 event
At Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung unveiled its newest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and they're packing tons of new features. Check out the top moments from the event here.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:41:02 -0500
Check out this cool keyboard app all Galaxy S6 owners will get for free
Even though the Galaxy S6 will be a lot lighter on bloatware than you would have anticipated, that doesn?t mean Samsung will stop offering users access to plenty of its own apps, not to mention other apps and services that it?ll include in its Galaxy Gifts digital package. One of the apps you?ll find in the latter portal is a very useful and quite popular Android and iOS keyboard app, and it will be available free of charge to Galaxy S6 buyers. DON?T MISS: Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on preview Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on preview Fleksy is the keyboard app in question, as the company on Sunday announced that its app, ?the fastest and most customizable keyboard on Android,? will be available as
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:15:05 -0500
Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode
We're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but The New York Times has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power Reserve." The low-energy mode will let the Apple Watch continue displaying the time (and nothing else) even with scant battery life left. Battery life has been a major concern for the Apple Watch and other wearables ? with current battery technology, there just isn't much space for a battery cell that can keep the device charged for a long time. The article also mentions a few details about the behind-closed doors development of the Apple Watch.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:11:22 -0500
Man blames third-degree burns on exploding iPhone
Technically Incorrect: A New Jersey man says that he is unable to work after his iPhone 5C emitted a popping noise and caused a burning sensation in his pocket.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:03:58 -0500
LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on at MWC 2015
LG has shown off two new smartwatches at Mobile World Congress 2015. The LG Watch Urbane is a premium Android Wear watch made of stainless steel, while the LG Watch Urbane LTE uses a completely new operating system based on WebOS.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:00:54 -0500
Hands-on with the Huawei Watch at MWC 2015
Huawei announced its first smartwatch at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it's the most watch-like Android Wear device yet.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:58:30 -0500
Samsung bundles Microsoft apps on its new Galaxy S6
Samsung is bundling at least three Microsoft apps on its new Android-powered Galaxy S6 device. While the move seems unusual, it comes just weeks after Microsoft and Samsung ended a bitter Android royalties dispute. The Galaxy S6 has Microsoft's Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote apps preinstalled in a special "Microsoft Apps" folder that is pinned on the homescreen. Rumors suggested that Samsung may also bundle Microsoft Office mobile with the Galaxy S6, but demo units at Mobile World Congress today do not contain the software yet. Samsung is also offering 115GB of OneDrive storage to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners as part of this new partnership with Microsoft.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:50:02 -0500
Police launch blurry YouTube channel for bodycam footage
Technically Incorrect: Seattle police, taking part in a pilot program to test the use of bodycams, creates a YouTube channel to release the footage. But it's heavily redacted.>
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:44:43 -0500
Leonard Nimoy: Mr. Spock is my IT hero. How about you?
For Jason Perlow, and millions of young TV viewers, Nimoy's portrayal of Star Trek's Mr. Spock was an inspiration to enter the fields of science and technology.
Published: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:39:00 -0500
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'Like' it or not: 10 things Facebook changed in 10 years
Ten years ago Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg launched ?The Facebook? from his Harvard dorm. Since then, the site has gone on to redefine our lives online.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 15:10:58 GMT
Senate grills Target CFO on data breach
Target CFO John Mulligan faced a Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday to answer tough questions about last year's massive breach that involved 40 million credit cards.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:04:13 GMT
Democratic lawmakers want to bring Net neutrality back to life
Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill that would restore Net neutrality regulations, less than a month after a court decision struck them down. "It basically says, 'Remember the court decision from a couple of weeks ago?
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:33:05 GMT
Some developers balk as Apple cracks down on apps that track user info
Apple is cracking down on apps that collect certain information about its users. While that might make privacy advocates happy, developers are less than thrilled.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:58:36 GMT
FBI: Give us your malware, your worms
The FBI has put out a request for experts in the cybersecurity industry to send in all the malware they can. In a solicitation published this week on fedbizopps.gov, the intelligence agency asks for "a rollup of sharable malware" for research purposes ? or so they say.
Published: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:11:05 GMT
Sexting stats: Half of adults' phones contain intimate content
Smartphone users are scandalous! A new study shows more than half of adults have sent or received ... ahem , intimate content on their mobile devices.
Published: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 22:14:18 GMT
AT&T slashes prices for some family plans
AT&T is the latest to cut prices in the wireless carrier wars. This time around, AT&T focused on family plans. The lower prices include 10 gigabytes of data per month, plus unlimited voice and texting.
Published: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:53:21 GMT