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Xiaomi’s transparent Mi 8 has an in-display fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi has announced its new flagship phone, the Mi 8 — and yes, it’s the company’s first phone with a notch. The Mi 8 has a 6.21-inch OLED screen from Samsung, wrapping around a fairly large notch that houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera.<p>The phone has a four-way curved glass back panel and an …

In-display fingerprint sensors are here, and they actually work

After years of rumors and prototypes, an in-display fingerprint scanner is finally shipping in a major phone from a major company. The international Vivo X21 marks the first time this technology has been sold in India and other countries, as well as the first time it’s been a standard feature …

Phones

Asus’ Zenfone 5Z is up for preorder and available on August 6th

Asus’ latest phone, if you’re wondering<p>The Asus Zenfone 5Z phone is now available for preorder and will be available at retailers on August 6th. Asus’ latest flagship-level Android 8.0 Oreo smartphone sits at a competitive price point of $499, but it touts a high-end Snapdragon 845 chip, 6GB of …

Mobile Technology

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

Microsoft Office is getting a redesign — check out the biggest changes in the apps

Change is scary.<p>And for a product that's used by more than one billion people, change can cause a lot of confusion and disruption.<p>That's why Microsoft is giving people plenty of time to prepare for the first redesign of its Office apps in three years.<p>The popular suite of productivity apps, which …

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

GDPR launches today. Here’s what you need to know

GDPR gives companies a new set of rules for sharing data online<p>May 25th marks the first day of enforcement for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR, a set of rules that could fundamentally flip the relationship between massive tech companies that gather data, and the …

Privacy

Amazon brings Prime Video to Apple TV, falls out with Google

Some resolution of conflict for Amazon, some still a little way off it seems...

Smart TV

Exclusive: MH370 Pilot Flew a Suicide Route on His Home Simulator Closely Matching Final Flight

<i>New York</i> has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that …

Airplanes

Sony announces hi-res listening stations at Best Buy (hands-on)

Sony has announced hi-res music kiosks will be available at 79 Magnolia locations inside Best Buy stores across the country in an attempt to familiarize customers with the format.<p>The kiosk that CNET attended consisted of two listening stations using Sony headphones -- the MDR-1A and MDR-Z7 -- and …

iPad Pro is fast, powerful, but no laptop replacement

The iPad Pro is out today and, like clockwork, the first batch of reviews have started to circulate.<p>The consensus? That the iPad Pro is gorgeous, powerful, and its (added extra) Apple Pencil stylus is great — but the add-on keyboard is disappointing, multitasking can be problematic, and it’s not …

IPad Pro

Kim Dotcom in court for US extradition hearing after three years of delays

Using a specially designed chair brought into the courtroom in Auckland, the internet tycoon finally faced proceedings over his $175m Megaupload empire<p>After more than three years of legal wrangling, two supreme court cases and 10 delays in the proceedings, the extradition hearing for internet …

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new …

Why Apple Shifted Music From Download Dominance To Streaming Sameness

Competing with Spotify, Rdio, and the rest won’t be easy. Then again, Apple doesn’t have to beat them for the effort to be worthwhile.<p>Last week’s launch of Apple Music represented a turnabout for Apple when it comes to how it delivers music. The company, which had long been a dominant leader in …

Fossil Fragments Reveal Traces of 75 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Blood and Collagen

Researchers at the Imperial College of London have discovered remnants of blood and collagen fibers from 75 million year-old dinosaur fossils. Using micro-analytical techniques, researchers found traces of soft tissues from eight poorly preserved fossils.<p>The findings raise a number of questions, …

Bands

Google Drive for Android now has drag and drop support

The latest update for Google Drive for Android adds a small but crucial feature for those who manage their documents through Google. Now, users can drag and drop files into folders on mobile. By long-pressing on a document, you can now select any number of files and move them back and forth between …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies

Wei-Hock Soon earned more than $1 million publishing erroneous reports<p>Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. New documents uncovered by …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Facebook's Thoughtless Artificial Intelligence

This year saw Google acquiring an artificial intelligence startup and two of the smartest people around, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, warning the …

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

Say Ello to the anti-Facebook

Ello seems to have come out of nowhere.<p>The creators are designers and artists. Its CEO, Paul Budnitz, makes toys. There's no big marketing push and no obvious ties to Silicon Valley. These are not the typical building blocks of a hot new social network.<p>Yet, people are joining it in droves. In the …

Do You Know the Absolute Best Watches on the Market Right Now? The Experts Have Spoken

The dust has settled and the winners of the annual AskMen Watch Awards, as chosen by our readers, have been determined. Our horological experts nominated 50 different watch models across five distinct categories, and suggested brands for the coveted Brand of the Year prize, and your votes did the …

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10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: "Space Beer" Barley, Brazil Beans

About 20,000 new crop varieties have been sent to the Arctic facility.<p>Beer and whiskey lovers, raise a glass to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which has just taken in 20,000 new crop varieties—including 575 types of barley.<p>The seeds, sourced from more than a hundred countries, arrived this week to …