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Corning says Gorilla Glass 5 for phones will survive 1.6m drops

For years, Corning’s toughened glass has graced the screens of more than 4.5 billion devices around the world to protect them from drops and untoward encounters with keys and coins in pockets.<p>The company has now announced that it’s working on Gorilla Glass 5, which it claims can withstand drops …

Microsoft is storing users' sensitive encryption keys in the cloud

Microsoft backs up users' encryption keys to its servers, The Intercept's Micah Lee reports— arguably undermining security protections.<p>Like other tech companies, Microsoft now automatically encrypts devices with Windows 10 installed. This makes it (in theory) impossible for someone to access your …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Maps

'The Solus Project' is Xbox One's sci-fi exploration game

We've seen a few games graduate from the Xbox Game Preview program and become full-fledged Xbox One titles, but perhaps none as intriguing as <i>The Solus Project</i>. Earth is a goner, so humanity takes to the stars, with what's left of the human race hanging out near Pluto. From there you're shipwrecked …

Xbox

Report: Google cancelled its Oculus Rift/HTC Vive competitor

<i>This post was originally published on our sister site VRSource.com.</i><p>Google is doubling down on mobile VR, and abandoning, for now, plans for a standalone VR device in the vein of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>That’s the gist of a report from <i>Recode’s</i> Mark Bergen, who talked with sources close to …

Virtual Reality

A Chemist Accidentally Creates A New Blue. Then What?

Mas Subramanian wasn't expecting blue.<p>In 2009, as part of his lab at Oregon State University, Subramanian — a professor of materials science — was working with students to manufacture new materials that could be used in electronics. They would mix and grind chemicals, then heat them to over 2000 …

The Typically Classy Xbox Boss Sends His Best Wishes To The Departing Playstation VP

The gaming world can at times devolve into the same partisan bickering that tends to erupt in the world of politics, mostly due to home consoles costing anywhere from $300 – $600 with most consumers finding enough room in their budget for just one console at a time. Both Sony and Microsoft — the …

Gaming Industry

Run Ubuntu Linux with the Unity Desktop on Windows 10

Now You Can Run Ubuntu Linux With The Unity Desktop Atop Of Windows 10<p>Microsoft plans to bring the “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” integration as a part …

Google buys machine vision startup focusing on 'instant object recognition'

It's a good time to be a machine learning startup. Two weeks after Twitter bought London-based Magic Pony, Google has purchased French firm Moodstocks. The acquisition was made for an unknown sum, and seems primarily a grab for talent. Moodstocks' engineers and researchers will move to Google's …

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Nokia is back, and this time it’s making the Android phones we’ve always wanted

It took eons, but Nokia is finally making the Android phones we always hoped it would make. To get here, Nokia had to lose its grip on the mobile …

Google I/O 2016 Highlights: Home, Allo, Android N And More

The best of what Google announced today<p>Google announced a bunch of new products today at the I/O 2016 conference in Mountain View, California. Some, like Google Home and Android N, were expected while others, such as the VR standard Daydream, weren't. Here's the best of what they announced:<p>Google …

New Jersey Student Uses 3-D Printer For DIY Dental Work

A college student in New Jersey, tired of his crooked teeth, decided to fix them — all by himself, using a 3-D printer and other digital fabrication tools.<p>Amos Dudley is about to graduate from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a degree in digital design. The 24-year-old is a …

Installing Fish Shell on Ubuntu on Windows 10

So hopefully by now you've heard that you can run Bash via Ubuntu on Windows...and not in a VM. You can run the Bash Shell and real ELF Linux …

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

Tesla confirmed having discontinued the 10 kWh Powerwall for backup power to focus on daily cycling version

We noticed that Tesla removed references to its higher-capacity 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website (and the press kit) some time ago, but today <i>GreenTechMedia</i> received an official statement from a Tesla representative confirming that the larger capacity battery has …

An Animated Explanation of Marvel's Deeply Confusing Civil War Story Arc

Marvel’s <i>Civil War</i> arc is both legendary and insanely convoluted, involving just about every hero you’ve ever heard of (and a ton you haven’t) over 50 …

Marvel Universe

It's True: Samsung's Galaxy S7 Is Better Than the iPhone

Samsung has done it: The Galaxy S7 is already the phone to beat in 2016.<p>This marks the first time I’ve ever looked at a Samsung device with such …

Samsung Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge Land On Vodafone UK

UK mobile carrier Vodafone is now offering the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S& Edge smartphones on its range of contracts in the UK.<p>Vodafone are …