Cristian Torres

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Samsung's Gear smartwatches now work with your iPhone

Better late than never.<p>As CES 2017 winds down, Samsung is making good on a promise it made at CES 2016: It's releasing an iOS app for its Gear …

Wearable Tech

Mitsubishi Expects $1.4 Billion Loss After Mileage Cheating Scandal

Mitsubishi, which recently acknowledged it inflated mileage on its models, is forecasting a 145 billion yen ($1.4 billion) loss for the fiscal year through March 2017.<p>The Japanese automaker said Wednesday vehicle sales will drop around the world, especially in Japan, where it expects a 41 percent …

Mitsubishi

R.I.P. The Wall Street Power Suit

If Donald Trump is the villain of the 2016 presidential election, the Wall Street banker is coming in at a close second. They're in the crosshairs of politicians from both parties, with Bernie Sanders leading the charge (or maybe he's just the loudest) to call for an end to corruption in the …

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

Augmented Reality

Humans Get Aroused When Touching Robots, New Study Shows

In a first for mechanical man, scientists have revealed that humans get aroused by touching robots. Researchers at Stanford University studying the physiological impact of human-on-bot contact found that “touching areas perceived as private made the skin more moist.”<p>The team of scientists …

Robotics

I got a magnet implanted into my finger for science, and it was amazingly weird

<b>This is Episode 14 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>I don't know …

The Connected Yard is about to make gardening a whole lot smarter

The ‘connected home’ is a concept we’ve heard a lot about over the past few years, but how about the connected yard?<p>At SXSW, Scotts – the company behind gardening brands like Miracle-Gro and Weedol – has been showing off its Gro ‘Connected Yard’ offering that is set to launch in the USA next …

The Debate At The Heart Of The Digital Age

<i>This column was posted today on the Box blog here.</i><p>As we’ve all seen by now, last week the US Government made an unprecedented request to Apple: help create software to bypass the iPhone’s self-destruct capabilities, thus weakening the security protections its customers (consumers, businesses, and …

Innovation

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You've never seen a Fiat 500L like this

Back in the day, you used to take your car's frame to a coachbuilder, who would then put together a body for you. Despite the preponderance of unibody vehicles where the frame is integrated into the general structure, coachbuilders still exist, and they're still building interesting cars. This <i>might</i> …

Magic Mushrooms

Alcatel officially outs the Idol 4 and Idol 4S, mid-rangers with high-end specs

At MWC last year, I think it’s fair to say Alcatel OneTouch surprised us all with its last Idol series phones. The Idol 3 lineup boasted specifications that pushed way past its price-point. The 1080p 5.5-inch model specifically was easily one of the best value-for-money phones available in …

Samsung Pay racks up 5 million users in half a year

Samsung Pay is off to a promising start... if you ask Samsung, at least. The company reports that Samsung Pay picked up 5 million users in its first six months, handling over $500 million in purchases over that time frame. There's a "strong adoption rate" in both South Korea and the US, Samsung …

Mobile

Why was Josh Norman saying that Panthers played ‘two teams’ in the Super Bowl?

Josh Norman may have gotten clowned on the Internet for appearing to be in tears in the waning moments of the Super Bowl, but the Panthers cornerback was also hailed for saluting Peyton Manning as the pair crossed paths at midfield after the game. Norman was also generous in his praise of the …

NFL

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

Ask HN: Best way to learn HTML and CSS for web design?

A friend is a graphic designer who specializes in print (e.g., product packaging) but wants to learn html and css to get into web design.<p>Which books …

I ALMOST managed a week using only my iPad for work

When my trusty 12-inch MacBook went in for repair last Saturday, I decided to try a week using just an iPad Air as my main computer. While Apple’s tablet may be ‘good enough’ for most people’s general work tasks, dig into the niche cases and there’s still a lot of refinement needed.<p>I write for a …

The 'Invisible' Truck That You Can See Right Through

If you’ve ever driven behind a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road, you may be familiar with the feelings of frustration and terror when trying to …

Samsung patents vein identification sensor on smartwatches to trigger payments, playlists

Fingerprints, heartbeats and veins — they can all be used to identify who you are. While the latter is far from new, it may be on the cusp of …

Wearable Tech

Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out to Sprint's HTC One M9

HTC has been pretty attentive when it comes to updating its phones to the latest versions of Android, and it looks like the HTC One M9 on Sprint is next in line. According to Sprint’s software support page, the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow started rolling out to the One M9 on February 5th. As …

Android News

Apple is overdoing a security check by bricking people’s iPhones and iPads

Apple is getting flak for a security check in recent iPhone and iPad models that can disable all use of a device when it has been fixed by a non-Apple-certified repair person. Repairs to the home button on an iPhone or iPad, or even screen replacement—a relatively common procedure—can trigger the …

Apple Pay

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …

Here are the Android-related videos you don't want to miss

While it hasn’t been all too busy in the Android world as of late, our video team has still been working hard to bring you some great Android-related coverage.<p>This week Krystal brought you her full review of the honor 5X, Huawei’s new budget smartphone that’s just made its way to the United States. …

Android News

The Best Android Apps to Make Driving Safer, Easier, and More Fun

The very last place you should spend long amounts of time on your phone is behind the wheel of a car. Fortunately, plenty of apps are designed to …

Apps

16 things Mexicans are born knowing how to do

1. Using tortillas as silverware.<p>2. Improvising quesadillas at any moment of the day.<p>3. Using diminutives to remove any possible negative connotation …

KGI: iPhone 5se/iPad Air 3 won’t significantly grow Apple’s revenues but new MacBooks coming soon could

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo issued an AAPL investor report this morning that is mostly pessimistic on Apple’s prospects of meaningfully increasing iPhone and iPad sales in the first half of the year. The Taiwan-based investment analyst doesn’t see an upside to the release of the iPhone 5se or iPad Air 3 …

13 Easy and Healthy Frittata Recipes

For a one-pan wonder that will forever change the way you look at eggs, try one of these delicious and doable frittata recipes<p>A frittata is the home …

Spicy Breakfast Muffins Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A savory atta (wholewheat) muffin with a hint of Indian spices and a bunch of vegetables that makes an excellent all-in breakfast bite. Great for picnics too! No additional condiments needed! —Shuchi<p><b>Makes: 8</b><p><b>Baking items</b><p>1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 1 1/2 cups atta (indian …

Recipes

Street Style For The Plus Sized Man. Fresh From Italy.

When some of us get a little bigger our fashion is the last thing we want to think about. And that may stem from the altering level of confidence …