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Get adoptable SD Card storage on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, no root

Samsung’s devoted following has a saying among them: “Samsung giveth, and Samsung taketh away.” Lo, for it was with great joy that the people greeted the Samsung Galaxy S6, bedecked with glass and metal and splendor, but the Korean smartphone manufacturer frowned upon its followers saying, “Thou …

Phones

How to Find Out Top Directories and Files (Disk Space) in Linux

As a Linux administrator, you must periodically check which files and folders are consuming more disk space. It is very necessary to find the …

Linux

A World Without Linux - A World Without Internet (Episode 1)

<i>Short Bytes: Linux is the largest collaborative project in the computing history. It’s literally everywhere. And to showcase this, The Linux</i> …

I Built a Botnet that Could Destroy Spotify with Fake Listens

Automated streaming is the next frontier of click fraud.<p>Better yet, did you know you can program a botnet on your old laptop to generate $30 a day in fake Spotify listens?<p>These gratuities may seem harmless or even deserved, but they foreshadow a major vulnerability in the current model of online …

Profit

​Moscow offers hotline for ‘selfie-addicts’

Those feeling unable to satisfy their urge for a perfect “selfie” can now seek aid via Moscow’s 24/7 psychological dependency hotline. Psychiatrists …

The 'father of SMS,' Matti Makkonen, dies at 63

It's a sad day in the cellphone world. Matti Makkonen, widely considered the "father of SMS," has died from illness at the age of 63. The Finnish creator pitched the concept of text messaging over cellular networks in 1984 and helped get the ball rolling on the technology in its earliest days. He …

Samsung's Battery Breakthrough!

Samsung breakthrough almost doubles lithium battery capacity

Researchers at Samsung Electronics announced yesterday that they have developed a new technology to produce a silicon cathode material that coats Graphene onto a silicon surface for higher energy density. In other words, Samsung has found a way to almost double the capacity of lithium batteries, …

Clean Energy

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance.<p>WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a machine-readable instruction set that’s quicker …

Disconnect.Me files antitrust case against Google

Google is already facing a legal battle in Europe to determine if it has been abusing its dominant market position, and now Disconnect Inc. is piling on the pressure with its own a case against the technology giant, claiming that the company abused its position when it banned its app.<p>The Disconnect …

Antitrust Laws

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in London this week to tackle growing concerns that fiber optic cables, which represent the internet's backbone, are hitting their physical limits. An Alcatel-Lucent representative warned that we could hit …

European mobile carriers will reportedly block ads in hopes to target Google

Multiple European mobile carriers may soon be planning to block all types of advertising on their networks. In a report out of the <i>Financial Times</i>, at least one mobile carrier has installed ad blocking software in its data centers and plans to turn it on before the year’s end. This ad blocking …

Digital Advertising

How to make oxygen on MARS: Nasa plans to use bacteria and algae to help support a human colony

• <b>An Indiana firm is developing a method to make oxygen on Mars for Nasa</b>• <b><br>Bacteria and algae will use Martian soil as fuel to pump out oxygen</b>• <b><br>Mars could</b> …

Google Play Music's web interface updated with huge Material Design refresh

Google is now rolling out a huge update to the Google Play Music web interface, which brings a ton of great Material Design user interface changes. The web interface now looks much more refined, and more closely resembles the Google Play Music applications you’d find on an Android smartphone or …

Android News

Microsoft's new Hyperlapse Beta app lets you create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android

<b>Update, May 18:</b> Microsoft released an update to Hyperlapse Beta including some bug fixes and support for these additional devices:<p>OnePlusOne<br>• Xiaomi Mi4<br>• Motorola Droid Turbo<br>• Sony Xperia Z3 Compact<br>• Samsung Galaxy Note Edge<p><b>Original post, May 14:</b> Microsoft has just released its Hyperlapse Mobile …

Time-lapse Photography

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …

​Kerry in Sochi: Ukraine’s 15 minutes of fame is probably over

In 1968, at an art exhibition in Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, the celebrated artist Andy Warhol was the star attraction. In the programme notes he …

Windows 10 Release Date Revealed: How To Upgrade For Free

If you’re eagerly awaiting Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, then it looks like you don’t have long to wait. Late July looks set to be the launch period for the new OS, with hardware partner AMD accidentally spilling the beans. This means we have less than 15 weeks to go before the new …

Windows Phone

Tesla's Powerwall may be the future but it's not a battery breakthrough

Elon Musk’s Powerwall home battery and “plan to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy” is many things, but it’s not a battery technology …

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge now available for $199

If you’re an early adopter of the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge and want to get your hands on Samsung’s next generation virtual reality headset, now’s your chance. The Gear VR Innovator Edition headset, built specifically for Samsung’s two newest flagships, can now be ordered online from either Best Buy or …

Virtual Reality

Oppo confirms its upcoming R7 handset will have a full metal unibody

Now that the Oppo R7’s name and release month have been officially confirmed by the company, it looks like we’re now getting some more information on what materials the handset will made from. Keeping in line with the metal-clad R5, Oppo’s new R7 handset will feature a full metal unibody.<p>As …

Phones

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge reportedly getting camera improvements with Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are receiving plenty of positive praise due to the phone’s design, its slim-downed software, and its performance in general, but one of its biggest headlining features is actually the camera.<p>There’s no denying that the GS6 has one of the best cameras available for …

Android News

Facebook introduces free video calling to Messenger

Facebook has just announced that it’s bringing free video calling to its Messenger application on both Android and iOS. The update, which is rolling out now in the Play Store, will allow you to simply tap the video camera icon on any existing Messenger conversation to instantly connect with your …

Apps

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has the world's best smartphone camera, according to DxOMark

In our full review, we were extremely impressed with the 16MP rear-facing camera on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and it turns out the folks at DxOMark seem to think so as well. After extensively testing the rear camera, the Galaxy S6 Edge has become the top-ranked device in popular camera tester …

Phones

Send directions to your Android phone with a Google search (update: and notes)

Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn't been <i>that</i> hard for a while, but it's now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to your Google account, you only have to search for …

Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins -- unless you're willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be far more effective in the future, though, as British researchers have developed a technique that …

NASCAR's first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track

NASCAR may be dominated by gas-guzzling racers, but its pace car this weekend is decidedly kinder to the environment. The motorsport league's Sprint Cup race in Richmond on the 26th (delayed from the 25th due to rain) has Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai as its pace car -- the first time a fuel cell …

Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just one of many tricks that the Carnegie Mellon …

You can also set alarms and send notes to your phone from Google Search

<b>Update:</b> Google’s support page “Link your phone to Google” indicates that, in addition to the four commands mentioned below, you can also use the “set a reminder” command. We couldn’t get it to work on our devices, but it’s worth trying for yourself.<p>The page also clarifies the requirements for the …

Android News

Aereo to pay broadcasters $950,000 for copyright claims

As if the situation couldn't get worse for Aereo, the defunct TV streaming service is now set to make a payment to the broadcasters responsible for its downfall. And, all things considered, it's getting off quite easy. According to <i>Bloomberg Business</i>, Aereo has agreed to pay CBS and other television …