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The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

HTC And Nokia Troll Samsung

As the classic saying goes, don’t hate the player, hate the game. But HTC and Nokia couldn’t help themselves yesterday during Samsung’s big Galaxy S5 reveal and took to Twitter for a bit of internet trolling.<p>HTC, again, reminded its followers about a big reveal on March 25th. The President of HTC …

Galaxy S5 will have Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos variant

As expected, at MWC 2014 Samsung unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 bringing us a new back cover, a waterproof design and several other new hardware and software features. One thing Samsung didn’t talk about much was the CPU that would run the GS5.<p>As it turns out, Qualcomm has now confirmed …

Phones

We get touchy-feely with Fujitsu's haptic sensory tablet (video)

Since Fujitsu's prototype Haptic Sensor Tablet revealed yesterday is all about touch, describing it will be like trying to explain how a steak tastes. But here goes: It works by emitting ultrasonic vibrations below the touchscreen, which can be pulsed with varying force on any region of the screen. …

SanDisk microSD can now hold 128GB of your music, videos and photos

SanDisk is best known to Android users for providing the microSD memory cards that faithfully hold all of our photos, videos and music on our devices. Smartphones that support MicroSD usually only do so up to 64GB, so phone manufacturers will now have to design anew to support the new 128GB SanDisk …

Operating Systems

To The Surprise Of No One, BlackBerry CEO John Chen Would Take $19B For BBM

This embed is invalid<p>BlackBerry’s CEO made the stunning revelation that he’d accept a $19 billion (read: the price paid for WhatsApp by Facebook) offer for BBM, the messaging service that makes up one small part of the Waterloo-based company with a market cap of $5.17 billion he currently runs. …

Playing Tetris Can Reduce Urges to Eat, Smoke, Drink

Three minutes of the game reduced cravings by 24 percent in a recent study.<p>The never-ending falling blocks of Tetris have caused innumerable people untold amounts of frustration. YouTube star Hank Green even has a song memorializing the evil of “The Man Who Throws The Tetris Piece.” But a new study …

Women prefer Apple, gentlemen prefer Samsung

In a study looking at which mobile brands are preferred by the sexes in America, the results are perhaps predictable. However, a ray of hope for MicroNokia is that almost 25 percent of people expressed no preference.<p>When commenters lurch to these pages, their lightsabers raised even higher than …

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung unveils Knox 2.0, lets users run Google Play apps even more securely

Exactly a year to the day after it first announced its Knox security solution, Samsung's returned to Mobile World Congress with news that it's making it even easier to secure and manage Galaxy devices. With the launch of Knox 2.0 today, Samsung's changed the way the platform handles Google Play …

Minuum Shows Off Just How Smart A Smart Keyboard Could Be On A Smart TV

Typing using any kind of remote control that doesn’t include a full QWERTY keyboard is a nightmare, and everyone knows it. I still enter text into my Xbox One using the gamepad, despite its support for external keyboards and despite the availability of the Xbox SmartGlass app, because I enjoy …

iPhone Security Flaw Can Let Apps Act as Keyloggers

Use an iPhone long enough, and eventually the screen will be dotted with smears and smudges, courtesy of your fingerprints. But it turns out there's …

MasterCard program will protect credit card purchases using your smartphone's location

MasterCard is testing a new program to protect purchases made on credit cards by using smartphone geolocation. A new partnership with Syniverse lets shoppers limit foreign purchases made on those cards unless their smartphone is also in that location. That measure is designed to keep fraud at bay, …

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Show Page Posts that Tag Other Pages

Facebook today announced a change to the News Feed algorithm that will treat Pages even more like people. If one Page tags a second Page you like or follow, you may see that post in your News Feed even if you don’t like or follow the first Page.<p>Facebook offers an example: this post below by the …

Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with 'Drone 2 Home' video

Netflixhas taken to YouTube to make fun of the drone delivery programAmazon.comunveiled last year.<p>In a satirical video, Netflix jokingly announced "Drone 2 Home," a service that allows the company to deliver DVDs the same day users rent them from the company's website.<p>"That's right. Our fleet of …