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Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 -- a phone you can unlock with your eyes

Samsung wants to keep it simple. The company is cleaning up its line of flagship smartphones so users now have three choices: a Galaxy, a Galaxy Edge or a GalaxyNote.<p>That's why the new Note 7, which wasannounced on stage at event on Tuesday, looks a lot like Samsung's previous …

South Sudan’s first and only brewery is closing for good

The only brewery in the world’s youngest country is being closed. Drinks maker SABMiller announced last week that its brewery outside of Juba will be shuttered as early as mid-February because of a shortage of foreign currency needed to buy raw materials.<p>The closure is a blow for the country of 11 …

5.7-inch Microsoft Lumia 640 XL lumbers to AT&T June 26

We've known for a few months now that AT&T would be the only US carrier to get the 5.7-inch Microsoft Lumia 640 XL ...and we finally have details.<p>The carrier will start selling the midrange phablet on June 26 (both online and in retail stores) for $300 off-contract. You can also buy it through a …

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Can’t install Grand Theft Auto V? It’s probably because of your ‘weird’ Windows username

Here’s a weird thing that’s keeping people from enjoying Grand Theft Auto V on PC.<p>Rockstar has found an issue where people who have “weird” characters in their Windows usernames cannot install or play its latest open-world crime game, which launches on PC today. You may see an error that reads “The …

Photograph: Bret Hartman/TED<p>Bill Gates speaks at TED2015 in Vancouver.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/20/1426867693051/22e345fd-c328-44a0-81c1-95600362a6ed-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Bret Hartman/TED<p>Bill Gates speaks at TED2015 in …

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Google is making TV commercials more like internet ads

Google Fiber could be a testing ground for the future of TV ads<p>It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its …

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820 and fingerprint scanning

At MWC 2015, Qualcomm announced its 3D ultrasonic finger print scanner technology and security measures, talked about its Zeroth machine learning platform, and teased a few details about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor.<p>We’ll start with the SoC news. Although Qualcomm hasn’t given out any hard …

Huawei Watch first look

Huawei is making a big splash at MWC 2015 with the launch of its first Android Wear-powered device, the Huawei Watch. The new Watch is the first Android Wear device to sport a display made of sapphire crystal, which is a display material that we’re only used to seeing in high-end (non-smart) …

Epic is letting anyone build games with Unreal Engine 4, for free

A year ago, Epic Games decided to cut the amount of revenue it collected from developers who used its Unreal Engine platform and game development tools in an effort to attract smaller developers. But at GDC 2015, Epic is taking things a step further and making Unreal Engine 4 (as well as any future …

Xbox Live Gold members can play 'Sunset Overdrive' for free on Saturday

Download the game starting at 12:01AM ET<p>This Saturday, Microsoft is letting all Xbox Live gold members play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> for free. All day. And it's the full game; you'll get to experience the acclaimed Xbox exclusive without any restrictions or missing play modes. Multiplayer's included (if you …

How to decide which game console to buy

Most people make the decision to buy a video game console based on the titles that are exclusive to it. But what happens when there aren't many of those, and when the ones that are available are lacklustre?<p>Such is the case this holiday season. The usual crop of third-party sequels – from Call of …

Samsung Is Trying To Block Some Nvidia Chips From Hitting The US Market

Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September.<p>The Korean company's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing …

NYC Launches Free Gigabit Speed Wi-Fi Network

To the five boroughs: you’re getting free, superfast Wi-fi.<p>That’s right, New York City’s public spaces are going wireless thanks to a public-private consortium that’s bringing gigabit wi-fi connectivity through something called the LinkNYC network. The city estimates that the new Wi-fi capability, …

This Smartphone Case Prints Your Photos Instantly

Remember Polaroid cameras? Back in the day, the idea of snapping a picture and seeing the results instantly was amazing.<p>Now, our favorite camera -- the smartphone -- doesn’t allow for instant prints, but a small company based in France might soon make that function a reality. The startup Prynt is …

A8 Chip Found in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

- Nov 22, 2014<p>It seems the A8 chip found in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets is capable of running 4K video playback. While both device’s …

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part …

Siri uses sick rhyming skills to dis Cortana

Microsoft has assaulted Siri with a wave of ads pitting the popular digital assistant against Windows Phone’s Cortana, and while Siri repeatedly gets topped in areas like traffic alerts and reminders, she’s got some secret rhyming skills Cortana can’t top.<p>To showcase Siri’s mad ability to flow like …

5 Android apps you can't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are the headlines this week:<p>Titanium Backup got updated to support Android Lollipop.<br>• Google Play Services received an update that affects Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Wallet, and Google Fit.<br>• Ingress celebrated its second birthday by releasing an …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks: Network-computing revived

In the computing industry's last chapter, Sun Microsystems had a motto: "The network is the computer." The phrase was open-ended enough to mean just about anything involving its main business, which was selling servers, but it wasn't enough to keep Sun from faltering and being swallowed up by …

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Microsoft Xbox One review: Much improved, the Xbox One has hit its stride - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of the PS4 with a better selection of media apps. The console's fall-2015 dashboard update is a noticeable improvement. The console has backward …

Google Maps offers more info about destinations and alternate routes

Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with it comes some handy features to lend a hand with those navigation needs. The app will display …

Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs

Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched.<p>As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that the tropical, Andean nation was on the verge of …

In new Microsoft ad, Cortana calls Siri fat and dumb

It’s not often you hear that Siri isn’t a very bright girl, but Microsoft thinks its competing Cortana personal assistant is smarter.<p>Microsoft’s crack advertising team has created a new ad where a Nokia Lumia 830 phone running Cortana points out things it can do that an iPhone 6 Plus running Siri …