Emily S

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Otto is Samsung's cute personal assistant robot

Samsung unveiled a big new push into Internet of Things at its developer conference today, and it's using a cute little robot to demonstrate it. It's called the Otto, a reference design for what is essentially an Amazon Echo clone. It has microphones and speakers so it can answer questions like …

Are you seeing the new Instagram UI? Go check!

Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com<p>Instagram hasn’t said a thing, but online reports are signaling the arrival of a new redesign for the Android app. We don’t have too much to go by, as this change doesn’t appear to be related to an actual app update. The improvemetns are rolling out slowly and they …

Android Apps

HTC said to be crafting two Nexus phones for 2016

In 2015, we were treated to two Google Nexus devices in the LG made 5X and Huawei's 6P. Rumours are now circulating that 2016 will also see two Nexus smartphones, this time both made by HTC.<p>Evleaks, real name Evan Blass, has a history of leaking accurate information and on Thursday tweeted, "HTC is …

Identity 2016: Why I stopped mispronouncing my Igbo name

<b>In Nigeria, the language spoken by one of the largest ethnic groups, the Igbo, is in danger of dying out - which is odd because the population is growing. In the past this didn't worry the BBC's Nkem Ifejika, who is himself Igbo but never learned the language. Here he explains why he has changed</b> …

Language

After String Of Losses, Sanders Campaign To Lay Off 'Hundreds' Of Staffers

After Bernie Sanders lost four of the five presidential primaries Tuesday night, the Democratic hopeful's campaign is laying off many staffers.<p>Noting that 80 percent of the nominating contests have been completed, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement that "we no longer require many …

iPhone SE demand outstripping supply, says Apple

The iPhone SE is proving more popular than Apple expected, creating a logjam for consumers trying to snag one.<p>In Tuesday's conference call to discuss its fiscal second-quarter results, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that demand for the new 4-inch-screened phone has been strong and is exceeding …

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Ten books to read in May

From a novel that imagines a lost manuscript by JS Bach to a collection of essays by David Foster Wallace on tennis, Jane Ciabattari selects must-read titles for the month ahead.

Books

You are here: the mysterious architecture of the universe – in pictures

Astrophysicist J Richard Gott leads us on a mind-expanding tour from the familiar precincts of the solar system to the Great Wall of galaxies, the cosmic web and beyond

Universe

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Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

Astronomers Discover Tiny, Shy Moon Hiding In The Shadows Of The Solar System

Hey there, lil fella!<p>It turns out Makemake -- an atmosphere-less dwarf planet in the outermost reaches of our solar system -- has been hiding a companion.<p>There, circling some 13,000 miles from the icy planetoid, scientists spotted a small moon, nicknamed MK2.<p>The moon's discovery, announced Tuesday …

popSLATE 2 E-Ink iPhone Case Crowdfunds Over $1 Million

<i>Courtesy of popSLATE</i><p>There are over 94 million iPhone users in the United States alone. Hoping to tap into this lucrative market, the founders of popSLATE 2 have created a novel case that turns the unused slab behind every iPhone into a smart second screen. Although they had a fully funded initial …

Instagram is quietly testing a major visual overhaul of its iOS app

Instagram, following the controversial announcement that it would change the order in which images appear in user feeds, now appears to be testing a complete redesign of its app. Instagram has long stuck to the same classic design, but if this redesign rolls out to everyone, the app could finally …

iOS Apps

Samsung is working on truly wireless earbuds

And a new Gear Fit, too<p>Samsung is working on truly wireless earbuds and a new Gear Fit, according to leaked images published by <i>VentureBeat</i>. "A person testing the items" sent images, initial impressions, and a few stats to the publication, but there's no information on release dates or price.<p>The …

iPhone Upgrade Program launches at online Apple Store

If you want in on the iPhone Upgrade Program, you no longer have to travel to your local Apple Store.<p>The program, which launched last September at Apple's retail stores, expanded Monday to the company's online store. Apple's website now shows that you can take advantage of the program to upgrade to …

This App Gives You Trippy Super-Hearing Powers Through Your Earbuds

Now, you don’t need special hardware to selectively alter the sounds of the world around you.<p>The cochlea-crushing cacophony of the modern world is one we’re all eager to tune out. That’s why companies are now selling magical earbuds that use sound engineering to selectively tune out the outside …

'Gmailify' gives you Gmail service without the Gmail address

Last March, Google began allowing its users to link their Gmail account with their Yahoo! and Outlook accounts so that all of their emails could be accessed from a single screen. The company announced today that it is expanding the feature, called Gmailify. Now, those outside addresses will …

Alien UFO Festival in Argentina: Pictures

South America Travel

Fast-Growing Photo App Everalbum, A Chart-Topper On iOS, Comes To Android

There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them with friends. And there are apps that aim to simply move photos off your phone into the cloud for …

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 might work in the rain

Samsung is set to show off its flagship phones for 2016 at the Mobile World Congress expo next week, but it may have inadvertently spilled the beans with a video on its Indonesian site.<p>A video promoting #TheNextGalaxy shows what appears to be a Galaxy S7 Edge in the rain, which likely indicates …

Inside Obama's process for replacing Antonin Scalia

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration did not wait long before working on options to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.<p>The process began Saturday night with conference calls among the president's legal team, followed by meetings Sunday to begin drawing up a list of possible …

2015: The Year in Magazines

Our collection of 2015 in magazines isn’t just another year-end list; it’s a look at what the Flipboard community cares about (and flipped!) the most. This year, enthusiasts had fun with a slew of new TV shows, indulged in celebrity gossip, partied hard, and wondered at the beauty of photography. …

The iPhone 6S vs. the 'small' Android phones that still exist

The newly announced iPhone 6S is one of the few remaining premium smartphones with a "small" 4.7-inch screen.<p>Most premium Android phones have already …

An early look at Nextbit's 'cloud first' Robin smartphone

Nextbit wanted to celebrate the launch of its debut smartphone today at a party in San Francisco, but it turned out to be a celebration of success as well. In just under 12 hours, the startup reached its $500,000 Kickstarter goal to fund the Robin, an Android phone that isn't only "cloud first," …

We NEED To Be Talking About Carly Rae Jepsen Right Now

E•MO•TION is a goddamn G•I•F•T.

19 Beautiful and Ludicrous Control Panels

Oh to switch these switches.<p>Touchscreens, mice, and keyboards are overrated. Where's it really at? Giant, beautiful, intimidating control panels with levers and switches and gauges and sliders and buttons. Here are 19, selected more or less on the basis of awesomeness and how much they'll make you …

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Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Who says monsters can't have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called <i>Monster Issues</i>, the charming …

Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App

We’d been hearing rumblings that Facebook was working on an “assistant” within Messenger (along with others), but today we’ve gotten the details that pull it all together. This puts the company squarely in competition with Apple, Google and Microsoft in the digital personal assistant space.<p>In a …

Inside a Logo Designers Sketchbook

Every designer has their own design process, but paper and pen is the first place to start for most. You can quickly sketch and explore ideas with no …

Here’s why American students don’t learn computer science

America’s youth isn’t getting a decent education when it comes to the basics of technology, and now we’re seeing some data on why that’s the case.<p>A …