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Kodi Lands on the Xbox One, Making It the Ultimate Set-Top Box

There are two things everyone should look for in a good set top box: ease of use and versatility. A set top box is terrible if the menus are a horror …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Apple's iPhone Debacle Doesn't Prove It Deliberately Slowed Older Phones

For years, Apple has been dogged by claims that the company deliberately slowed down smartphones after new models shipped. For years, Apple and …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

2018 may mark the start of a cord-free life, for real

An alignment of technologies and products is helping to pave the way for a life without tangled cables.<p>You may not remember, but there was a time when you had to plug a cable into the side of your computer if you wanted to check your email.<p>Today, Wi-Fi's wireless connections make physical network …

Nearly $64 million in bitcoin is missing following NiceHash marketplace hack

Cryptocurrency is booming — the rise and rise of bitcoin has been one of the biggest stories of the latter part of 2017. Now, we have seen a glimpse …

Cryptocurrency

Galaxy S9 DeX Pad Is Samsung’s Secret Weapon

Samsung is planning to launch a new accessory with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, according to a new report.<p>When the tech giant releases its handsets …

Android Oreo’s Autofill: What Is It and How Does It Work?

On desktop computers, password managers are absolute lifesavers. With a simple browser extension, you can use a unique and secure password for every …

Information Systems

How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in …

Got the time? These are the best smartwatch deals available right now

Smartwatches have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and now is the time to buy one if you haven't already. We've rounded up 11 of the …

Phones don’t need a NPU to benefit from machine learning

Neural Networks and Machine Learning are some of this year’s biggest buzzwords in the world of smartphone processors. Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970, Apple’s A11 Bionic, and the image processing unit (IPU) inside the Google Pixel 2 all boast dedicated hardware support for this emerging technology.<p>The …

Machine Learning

Google Play readying audiobook support, dedicated app and game notifications

Google Play Store version 8.4 began rolling out yesterday, bringing with it only a few minor tweaks. Among these were some UI changes and a revamped Editor’s Choice section. However, some code buried within the latest version has hinted at some larger changes to come in the future, as highlighted …

Apps

Samsung's new foldable Galaxy X phone patent looks completely insane - Tizen ...

Samsung's new foldable Galaxy X phone patent looks completely insane - Tizen Experts http://bit.ly/2A0hnIk ##GalaxyX ##Tizen ##Samsung - Tizen …

After the iPhone X: Predicting the future of the smartphone

Apple's iPhone X arrives next week; the state of the art when it comes to smartphone technology. But after the insanely rapid rise of the smartphone …

Samsung patents pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor

Rumors of the in-display fingerprint scanner's death may have been greatly exaggerated. Or, at the very least, greatly confused. It has been reported …

OnePlus 5T is official: 18:9 display, updated cameras, and a headphone jack!

2016 saw an interesting shift in OnePlus‘ smartphone strategy, in that the company chose to release a follow-up to the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T, a mere six months after the former. It was an iterative update, for sure, but an iterative update to arguably the most popular OnePlus smartphone since …

Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview has hints of SMS connection to Chromebooks

The release earlier this week of the Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview build by Google resulted in a deep dive by many people to see what secrets they could find in this first public release of the OS upgrade. As it turns out, a look inside the code found what appears to be a possible new feature …

Facebook Messenger will soon let you pay your friends back with PayPal

Paying back your friends is getting even easier. Facebook Messenger has supported sending money through its platform for a few years now, but you had to use a credit or debit card. Now, Facebook is bringing PayPal into the fold. PayPal certainly has its faults, but it does provide another layer of …

Pixel 2 XL: What's up with that screen?

Some people are complaining about the Pixel 2 XL's screen. But the issue isn't as straightforward as it sounds.<p>You might have heard: The Google Pixel 2 XL has a less-than-perfect screen.<p>Depending on whom you ask -- see: Reddit, XDA Developers -- the phone's LG-made P-OLED screen has muted colors, a …

KRACK Wi-Fi bug: Here's how to protect yourself

If you thought your protected Wi-Fi was safe, think again. Nearly all devices are affected by the new KRACK exploit.<p>Solid advice for setting up a new wireless router or Wi-Fi network in your home is to password-protect it. Set a secure password using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and only share …

HIIT Is The Science-Backed Workout That Can Slash Your Exercise Time

We know you've got a busy schedule. It's probably so busy that you rarely have time to sleep, much less fit in an hour at the gym. But what if you …

HIIT

The Three Biggest Mistakes You Can Make Using Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi has become about as essential as running water. Coffee shops that want to entice customers into buying that sixth cup of coffee offer …

Information Systems

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Microbiology

Netgear is back with a better, smarter Arlo security camera - CNET

Netgear, maker of the Arlo series of DIY home security cameras, is back with a new model -- the Arlo Pro ($249.99 at Dell Home) 2. Like its predecessors, the Arlo Pro 2 is an indoor/outdoor camera that requires a base station to operate. Existing Arlo customers with a compatible base station can …

Why jobs of the future won't feel like work

We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start …

Wells Fargo just added Apple Pay support to more than 5,000 ATMs | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

If you're a Wells Fargo debit card user, you can now use tap and pay to make transactions at nearly half of Wells Fargo ATMs.<p>Wells Fargo & Company …

The 5 most annoying changes in the new iPhone update — and how to fix them

iOS 11 is pretty great, but some of its changes — like hiding auto brightness and moving the new account setup menu — are annoying. Here's how to fix them. Following is the text of the video.<p><b>Videos auto-play in the app store:</b> This is easy to disable. Go to Settings—iTunes & App Store—Auto …

iOS

Kuo: Android OEMs Will Take 2.5 Years To Copy TrueDepth Camera System of iPhone X

As per KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Android OEMs will end up taking almost 2.5 years to copy the functionality of the TrueDepth camera system …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …