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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently ended following battery explosions

South Korean electronics company to kill off its flagship smartphone after failing to fix problems with batteries catching fire<p>Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after it was involved in dozens of fires and explosions worldwide.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million

Google announced today that it intends to purchase Apigee, an API management platform that went public last year, for $625 million or $17.40 a share.<p>The company, which helps customers build digital products with open APIs, has an impressive customer list including Walgreens, AT&T, Bechtel, …

Amazon Web Services

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active trades beauty for toughness and a massive battery

It probably won't be looks. The S7 Active is styled pretty closely to last year's version, so it's noticeably taller and wider than the regular S7 despite the screen size going unchanged. And, well, it doesn't look anywhere near as nice. The S6 Active's tacky visible screws are gone, which is a …

Phones

In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

Oracle and Google are in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. The case, first decided in favor of Google, bounced up to an appeals court and was reversed, then …

Linksys routers to remain hackable after new FCC rules go into effect

A victory for open-source router enthusiasts everywhere<p>There aren't many routers — especially <i>extremely ugly</i> routers — that qualify as iconic, but the Linksys WRT series certainly counts. It was so popular that Linksys actually brought the WRT line <i>back</i> in 2014 after years of shipping much prettier …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement

A new bill would force prepaid phone buyers to register themselves

A bill proposed this week would require people to provide identification and officially register themselves when buying a prepaid phone. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), who introduced the bill, called the prepaid phone "loophole" an "egregious gap in our legal framework" that allows terrorists …

Drone Delivers Package to Residential Area for First Time

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S.<p>Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney said the six-rotor drone flew about a half-mile along a …

One homebuilder executive perfectly summarized America's new housing crisis

As opposed to the last housing crisis, in which supply was too abundant, this one will be defined by rising prices because of there not being enough homes.<p>The CEO of KB Homes, the eighth-largest homebuilder in the US, perfectly sums up nearly all of the problems facing the housing market today.<p>On …

Google's answer to Facebook Instant Articles is now available on the mobile web

AMPed up<p>Last fall Google announced Accelerated Mobile Pages — an open-source project to speed up the mobile web by changing how web pages are built and displayed. The project, which followed similar efforts from Facebook and Apple, promises to result in pages that load four times as fast and use 10 …

Associated Press News

China passes a sweeping anti-terror law giving its government controversial new powers

China’s legislature passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday (Dec. 27) that critics worry will give the government too much power, The New York Times reports.<p>While the Chinese news media did not publish the law’s text immediately, the draft version worried many, including US …

Surveillance

Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift and alienated

Robert Lewis Dear Jr. had a padlocked yellow shack in the woods in rural Black Mountain, N.C. Dear is the alleged gunman connected to Friday’s shooting that killed three.<p>Robert Lewis Dear Jr. at one time lived in a dilapidated yellow shack in the woods in the small Anderson Acres community in Black …

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OnePlus X is official: 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, 13MP camera and premium glass back for $249

At an event in London this morning, OnePlus finally took the wraps off its latest smartphone. It’s not a the company’s flagship device, but at its price-range it certainly seems competitive. Even before the event this morning, the company lauded the phone as a precision work of art, and it’s easy …

Married Founders Of Wildfire Leave Google 3 Years After $350M+ Buyout

Wife and husband duo Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard hit the jackpot on social. With every brand trying to figure out a Faceboook marketing strategy in 2008, the two built a startup called Wildfire that did it for them. Wildfire helped companies develop a presence, share content, run contests, and …

Social Marketing

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

Handcuffed man crashes through window, dies after 40-ft fall

ATLANTA (AP) — A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta …

Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

Microsoft this morning announced a grip of new hardware, including Surface products, high-end smartphones, a wearable, Windows 10 for the Xbox One and its first laptop.<p>The laptop, called the Surface Book, stunned in an event marked largely by products Microsoft watchers were expecting.<p>TechCrunch …

Windows 10

Microsoft Unveils New Products: Pictures

Biometrics

Texas executes inmate for killing man in $8 robbery

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded just $8.<p>No late …

U.S. to release 6,000 prisoners as part of sentencing-reform campaign

The federal Bureau of Prisons plans to release 6,000 prisoners at the end of October, implementing a decision last year to slash the number of incarcerated drug offenders by nearly half.<p>Officials said the nationwide releases over four days starting Oct. 30 will be the largest in U.S. history.<p>Last …

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Waze app directions take woman to wrong Brazil address, where she is killed

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.<p>Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city's most notorious slum areas. The …

'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.<p>Sunday night's …

Donald Trump Campaigns in Michigan

Google’s Next Version Of Android Is Called “Marshmallow”

Google has made it a thing to name its Android OS versions after food. Letter by letter in the alphabet (har har). But not just any food — food that’s really bad for you. This version, which has been called “M” until now, had its name unveiled today….<p>The new “marshmallow” statue was unveiled today …

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Replies to Criticism on Workplace Policies

With tech giants thriving and startups flush with cash, competition for tech talent is fierce. Which is why Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos says it’s illogical to think he designed the company to grind white-collar employees into dust. Mr. Bezos issued a company-wide memo in response to a …

Jeff Bezos

Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Following House and Senate …

Paul Ryan