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Samsung's designer Serif TV reaches the US for $1,499

How much do you value design over sheer value for money? You're about to find out. Samsung's Serif TV is now available for US pre-orders through the Museum of Modern Art at a price of $1,499 -- given that this is only a 40-inch set, you're clearly paying for the typography-inspired body more than …

Microsoft Goes For Another Israeli Security Firm Buying Secure Islands

Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year.<p>While Microsoft did not reveal a specific price, various reports peg the …

Watch TAG Heuer unveil its Android smartwatch at 11AM Eastern

After months upon months of hype, Intel and TAG Heuer are finally ready to show their Android Wear smartwatch to the world. The two are hosting a live stream at 11AM Eastern to spill the beans on the Carrera Wearable 01, billed as the first Google-powered luxury watch. We know a handful of details …

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

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Watches 2015: the best watches you can buy between £250 and £500

Elliot Brown Canford<p>When Ian Elliot and Alex Brown left surf brand Animal to establish Elliot Brown, they had a specific aim: to create honest, …

Men's Fashion

This Barely Legal Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth Evo 2 Costs More Than an AMG GT S

After a 25-year lockout, American roads will very soon become subjected to a new level of Euro-racing terror. This 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth Evo 2 has just passed the magic 25-year-old mark, meaning it may be the first of its kind to legally be imported into the United States.<p>While the 190E …

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Daimler Granted the First Autonomous Truck License in the U.S.

Nevada has just approved the Freightliner Inspiration Truck as fit for road use, making the vehicle the first autonomous truck to be licensed in the U.S.<p>Two Freightliner Inspiration Trucks, both made by Daimler, are now able to roam public streets in Audi Granted Second Vehicle Permit in Nevada, …

Report: Tesla Acquires Michigan Parts Supplier Riviera Tool

It seems Elon Musk wants to expand Tesla’s manufacturing presence: The <i>Detroit Free Press</i> reports that the electric carmaker is acquiring Riviera Tool, a Grand Rapids, Michigan, auto-parts manufacturer.<p>Citing inside sources who have not been authorized to speak publicly about the transaction, the</i> …

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Justin Bieber: I Look Back and Am Disappointed in Myself

Justin Bieber spent a tough few years in the spotlight and admits even <i>he</i> wasn’t happy with himself during that time.<p>“I was rebelling a little bit. I …

Justin Bieber

We played Car Mechanic Simulator 2015, and (kind of) learned how cars work

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Full disclosure: When Justin and I decided to record ourselves playing <i>Car Mechanic Simulator 2015</i>, we thought the game would be pretty goofy. And though we did our best to be jokesters — we, at one point, turned our garage into a chop shop — the …

Samsung's profits are down, but it believes the S6 will change that

Samsung's latest earnings numbers reveal that the company did better in the first quarter of 2015 than at the end of 2014, but its overall profits are still down while the competition's are rising. The company earned an operating profit* of 6 trillion won ($5.6 billion) for January to March 2015, …

Rolls-Royce Wraith, Formula E Race Car Join Forza Lineup

Fans of ultra-luxury cars and video games rejoice. The Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe is now available in <i>Forza Motorsports 5</i> for Xbox One. Additionally, the fully-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E race car is also available for you eco-friendly speed junkies.<p>With the free download for all <i>Forza</i> …

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Toyota FT-1 gets a stunning new coat

Never mind that no one beyond Toyota’s inner circle has driven it. In the eight months since the FT-1 concept debuted at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the most radical Toyota design in years has assumed dream-car status – and it just got a whole lot dreamier.<p>Shedding its original boy-racer red for a …

Alternative Fuel

How a keyboard case can turn your 8-inch tablet into a productivity machine

What's up with 8-inch tablets? Microsoft reportedly canceled the Surface Mini at the last minute. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is long overdue for a refresh. Even the current class leader, the iPad mini, only came about after years of procrastination at Apple. Perhaps it's just a little harder to …

Toyota makes another beautiful 'Gran Turismo' supercar

Earlier this year, Toyota created the gorgeous FT-1 for "Vision Gran Turismo," an ongoing series of concept cars designed by real-world car companies and design studios in collaboration with Sony's Polyphony Digital for the release of <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>. The high-performance sports car was widely …

Exynos 5430 could open the door to ‘touchless control’ on Samsung handsets

Yesterday Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Alpha, following months of rumors and speculation regarding Samsung’s first metal-framed smartphone. At the time they didn’t focus much on the Exynos processor powering the handset, though earlier today they formally announced the Exynos 5430.<p>During …

Phones

BlackBerry Passport hands-on video: Big and square with a great keyboard

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Carphone Warehouse<p>We’re still two weeks out from September, the month when BlackBerry is expected to introduce its new …

Brits spend £142 during drunken online shopping sprees - and buy lobster pots

Most drunken purchases take place on Amazon, according to new survey<p>Brits spend an average of £142 shopping online while drunk, new figures show, with lobster pots and diving equipment among the bizarre items people have ordered.<p>Nearly one-in-five consumers admitted they have bought items via the …

In terms of battery life, Android devices are more optimized for iBeacons than iPhones

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Apple’s trademarked iBeacon protocol was developed for iOS devices, but it actually works equally well with Android devices …

Google Chrome will start flagging misleading downloads

Not surprisingly, Google wants to keep everyone on the internet as protected as possible -- after all, it has to stay true to its "don't be evil" ways. Today, in an effort to continue guarding you from virtual harm, the search giant has introduced a new feature that's part of its Safe Browsing …

Apple’s Sapphire iPhone Costs Could Be Lower Than Expected

Apple’s plan is to work synthetic sapphire into pricier next-generation iPhone models, according to the WSJ, provided they can get enough supply. While some analysts quoted expect this to potentially increase the consumer price of iPhone hardware, I’d be very skeptical of next-gen smartphones from …

Apple Sued by Shareholders Over Anti-Poaching Agreements with Other Companies

Apple shareholder R. Andre Klein is suing Apple on behalf of all of its shareholders over the company's anti-poaching agreements, reports <i>Patently Apple</i>.<p>The lawsuit claims that Apple's no-hire agreements with other companies including Google, Adobe, and Intel caused the company to grossly mismanage …

Easy Taxi drivers and passengers can now share their routes via Waze

As the battle between taxi-booking apps heats up, Easy Taxi has joined hands with Google-owned Waze to increase its focus on road safety. Waze is known for providing real-time information on traffic updates and road conditions, and the partnership will let Easy Taxi drivers tap on its map, alerting …

Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date.<p>The South Korean electronics maker joins fellow technology heavyweights Apple Inc …

50 Cent and Intel launch earbuds that pump tracks based on your heart rate

Behold, the future, brought to you by 50 Cent and Intel. Yes, really.<p>Beats-wannabe Audio company SMS Audio, founded by 50 Cent, partnered with the chip giant to bring to market a pair of sports earbuds, with a twist. Said twist is the ability to read your heart rate and tell the phone to play …

Consumer Tech

Apple iPhone 6 Higher-End Smartphones To Only Use Sapphire Glass Screens?

As Apple’s September 9th media event draws ever closer, the rumour mill surrounding the new Apple iPhone 6 smartphone is now suggesting that only the …