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WSJ: Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensitive display

Nine months is a long time in the smartphone industry, so it should come as no surprise that Samsung is already preparing to launch the next iteration of its flagship smartphone. While the Korean smartphone maker may still be a few months away from showing us what's new, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has …

Elon Musk launches $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence

Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact - amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind<p>Elon Musk has unveiled his latest big-money project: saving humanity from destruction by artificial intelligence.<p>The …

Google's meetings with UK Government over driverless cars revealed

Google has held multiple discussions with the British government about the prospects for driverless cars in the UK, documents obtained by the Telegraph show.<p>The US internet giant has held five face-to-face meetings with the Department for Transport (DfT) in the last two years about autonomous …

Amazon is pulling hoverboards from its store pending safety review

After a series of hoverboard-related fires grabbed headlines, it looks like Amazon is taking action. According to Swagway, a major seller of hoverboards, Amazon has started questioning makers about their safety standards — and appears to be removing some boards from its store.<p>A spokesperson for …

Microsoft could build a life-sized Cortana for HoloLens

One of the more interesting aspects of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality initiative is the way Microsoft is allowing the public to direct some of its early-stage app development for the platform. This public input is being recruited through the Share Your Idea website, launched earlier this …

6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

Most anticipated tech of 2016: August to December edition

Nintendo invents a gamepad dominated by its touchscreen

Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it <i>might</i> have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console maker has filed for a patent on a gamepad design where a touchscreen would cover the entire front panel. You'd …