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Leaked teaser video shows off waterproof Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung isn't officially showing off its next flagship phone until the 21st, there's already a video of it available on a company YouTube channel. Imploring us to get ready for #TheNextGalaxy, the video shows off what we're guessing are the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. There's not much in the way …

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Windows 10 now running on over 14 million devices

Microsoft's brand-new Windows 10 operating system is now running on millions of computers and tablets around the world.<p>Windows 10 is now running on over 14 million devices, Microsoft announced in a blog post on Thursday. According to Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows and the Devices …

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Flipboard now has 70M monthly active users, says CEO Mike McCue

Flipboard‘s CEO Mike McCue today revealed that his digital magazine platform now counts 70 million monthly active users as of June 2015. This is a 75 percent increase from February, when it had 40 million monthly active users — prior to launching on the Web.<p>On stage at the MobileBeat 2015 …

Samsung starts work on an 11K display of 2,250 ppi, and that's not as crazy as it sounds

There are enough people out there that think Quad HD on a smartphone is ridiculous and completely unnecessary, and we’re guessing they won’t be too happy to hear that Samsung is already thinking beyond Quad HD. Way beyond.<p>According to Korea’s <i>Electronic Times</i>, Samsung has challenged itself to build …

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer’s implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.<p>Over the years, a number of ultra-cheap computers have popped up–in fact, a $169 computer for the developing world, called Endless, was announced just last month. But nothing out …

China's 'Great Cannon' can intercept and redirect web traffic

Alongside the Great Firewall, China has been developing a new way to intercept and redirect internet traffic, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The report looks at the recent denial-of-service attack against Github, which flooded the site with bad traffic for five days, resulting in …

Microsoft turns 40

Microsoft was founded on this day in 1975, which means that today is its 40th birthday.<p>Of course, 40-year-old companies are very different to 40-year-old humans, right?<p>A 40-year-old human isn’t the trendsetter they once were but is trying their best to stay relevant by investing in fancy gizmos …

Microsoft Releases Preview Of Its New Browser ‘Project Spartan’ In Fresh Windows 10 Build

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it promised to ship Windows 10 builds more quickly. Today, less than two weeks after its last iteration, the company has kicked out a new build that contains an important new feature: Project Spartan.<p>The new build’s number is<p>1004710049, up a total of68 from the …

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Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bus in This Utterly Insane Video

The wheels on the bus go NOPE NOPE NOPE<p>A group of tourists in Brazil were evacuated from a bus moments before a sinkhole swallowed it whole. One of the tourists managed to catch the incident on video, which shows just how uncompromising nature can be.<p>Heavy flooding in the country has left many …

Intel Compute Stick -Windows PC in your pocket

Meet the all-new Intel Compute Stick. The Compute Stick is essentially a complete PC, but in the compact form factor of a slightly large pen drive. …

New Zealand used NSA data to spy on rival trade leader candidates

Want to understand why far-reaching, poorly scrutinized spying programs are dangerous? Here's why. <i>The Intercept</i> and the <i>New Zealand Herald</i> have obtained a document showing that New Zealand used the US National Security Agency's XKeyscore surveillance system to spy on other countries' candidates for …

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

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Coder creates smallest chess game for computers

<b>A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program.</b><p>BootChess is only 487 bytes in size, and the code can be run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers.<p>That makes it smaller than 1K ZX Chess - a Sinclair ZX81 computer game, which contained 672 bytes of …

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.<p>Safety is often celebrated as the biggest benefit of a world full of driverless cars, but two other presumed social improvements follow closely behind. One is that the technology could reduce traffic congestion, since …

HoloLens is Microsoft's take on augmented reality

Microsoft's "dreaming beyond virtual worlds." Meaning, it's looking into holograms for, well, Windows Holographic. It looks an awful lot like an extension of the RoomAlive tech we've seen previously, but it isn't limited to gaming. According to Redmond's Alex Kipman, Holographic applications are …

What’s the difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive?

Despite the increasing number of online resources and shifting dealer strategies, car shopping is still a headache. There’s a long list of confusing …

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NZ navy barred from boarding boats in fishing stand-off

<b>The New Zealand navy is engaged in a stand-off with two boats thought to be illegally fishing toothfish in the Southern Ocean.</b><p>Naval patrol vessel HMNZS Wellington had been monitoring the vessels which are sailing under the flag of Equatorial Guinea, the foreign minister said.<p>Overnight authorities …

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AirAsia Tail Recovered, But No Sign Of 'Black Box' Recorders

The mangled tail section of an AirAsia A320 that went down in the Java Sea last month has been lifted to the surface, but the "black boxes" searchers hoped to find in the debris were not immediately located.<p>The flight-data recorders that might tell investigators what caused Flight QZ8501 to crash, …

SanDisk's new USB 3.0 flash drive can connect directly to Android smartphones and tablets

As part of its CES 2015 announcements, SanDisk has revealed its new Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, which can not only connect to Windows and Mac PCs but …

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