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Galaxy Note 8 proven to be one tough cookie in recent stress test

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is clearly one of the best smartphones of 2017. It’s packed with premium components, it offers unique and interesting functionality thanks to the inclusion of its S Pen stylus, and it’s also one tough cookie, as a recent JerryRigEverything durability test video has …

Galaxy Note

Android Automation - 5 simple automation tasks that will make life easier

Our modern Android devices open the door to a connected, high-tech world that years ago we only dreamed was possible. The power and capability of our Android phones and tablets continue to increase, and as a result they are getting smarter and smarter. With just a little setup, it’s amazing how …

Android News

Disney sued for allegedly spying on children through 42 gaming apps

Disney says ‘we look forward to defending this action in court’<p>A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by collecting children’s personal information from 42 of its apps and sharing the data with …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough

Could a model that's less than one-fourth the price of an iPhone possibly deliver the same mobile experience? I decided to find out.<p>I've been an iPhone user since the beginning. Occasionally I've dabbled in Android, but my brain just likes iOS better.<p>My wallet, however, is increasingly frustrated. …

Mobile Technology

Young American Men Are Choosing Video Games Over Work in Staggering Numbers

New research has found a surprising culprit for the serious decline in working hours among young American men over the last 15 years: video games.<p>The …

Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update

A real feel-good story here: Samsung has responded to the 33 pages (now 34) of forum complaints from frustrated but mostly polite Samsung TV owners who think there's something wrong with how the company's modern TVs do automatic HDMI input switching. When <i>The Verge</i> described the situation last week, …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations.<p>Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, a survey of almost 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds found, …

Social Media

Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement

A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile devices’ hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit-PINs with 70 percent accuracy …

The Art and Science of Making a Believable Sci-Fi Spaceship

How the spaceships of Mass Effect: Andromeda were designed with physics and processing power in mind.<p>Humans have yet to travel beyond our own star, or even beyond our planet's moon, but science fiction–books, movies, TV–has given us countless visions of what it might be like when we do, with …

The 15 greatest game worlds in Xbox history

The worlds games are set in can be as important as the characters and storylines they contain, and if developers invest the time they can create …

Metal Gear

Android-powered BlackBerry Venice shows up in hands-on video

With the increasing frequency of high quality leaks, the Android-powered BlackBerry Venice is seemingly becoming closer to reality every day. The QWERTY-equipped portrait slider marks the first time BlackBerry has opted for an operating system other than its own, a move which would have seemed …

Mobile Technology

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …