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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 design was just leaked by the CEO of a case maker

Back in late June, BGR confirmed the Galaxy Note 8’s final design with an exclusive leak showing a 3D CAD drawing from a factory that will be …

The Wires Are Unraveling for Verizon's Landline Buyer

It was less than 18 months ago that the telecom company Frontier Communications acquired Verizon’s wired voice and data operations in Texas, Florida, …

AI vision can determine why neighborhoods thrive

It's relatively easy to figure out whether or not a neighborhood is doing well at one moment in time. More often than not, you just have to look around. But how do you measure the progress (or deterioration) a neighborhood makes? That's where AI might help. Researchers have built a computer vision …

Machine Learning

The Moto G5S Plus blurs the line between budget and premium

The Moto G line has always been known as offering a pretty substantial set of specifications at a budget price, with more recent iterations of the device becoming some of the most beloved mid-ranged phones on the market. It seems the company has even more to share with us this month however, and is …

Latest T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ update allows nav bar to be hidden, loses black fill option

One of the Galaxy S8's highlights is its extremely long 18.5:9 AMOLED display. It allows for more content while reading, as well as easier …

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.<p>The U.S. officials said there is no …

Cybersecurity

Singer sues 'Fallout 4' publisher over use of a classic song

The <i>Fallout</i> game series is legendary for its use of music to set the post-apocalyptic mood, but it might have been a little too eager when creating the tone for <i>Fallout 4</i>. Singer Dion DiMucci has sued <i>Fallout</i>'s publisher, ZeniMax, for allegedly using his 1961 hit "The Wanderer" for ads without …

Licensing

Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance — and it's getting worse

This is not just an American concern. States around the world are increasingly policing internet activities. Online surveillance is now common among governments and companies alike.<p>Recently, for instance, my colleagues at the Citizen Lab, located at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global …

Privacy

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

Ever-changing memory could lead to faster processors

Virtually every central processor in your devices uses a tiered set of memory caches to speed things up by fetching commonly used data. But it's not very efficient -- in trying to accommodate everything, it's rarely the fastest at anything. MIT's CSAIL researchers want to fix that. They've …

Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Long-term, the dream of 3D-printed objects is to use additive manufacturing to be able to bioprint entire functional organs for use in transplant surgeries.<p>While we are not at that point just yet, that does not mean there is not some massively exciting work happening in the field, however.The …

This battery-free cellphone sucks power out of thin air

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed the very first battery-free phone. Its sound quality is pretty shitty, but imagine not having to charge your phone because it harvests light and radio waves from your surroundings. Sweet.<p>“We’ve built what we believe is the first …

US to test THAAD missile defense system

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Defense Department Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a long-planned flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system within the next few days, according to a DOD official.<p>The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed …

North Korea

Black Lives Matter responds to chilling National Rifle Association video that was seen as an 'open call to violence'

"We demand that the NRA immediately remove their dangerous propaganda videos narrated by conservative radio hosts Dana Loesch and Grant Stinchfield," a Black Lives Matter representative says in the video.<p>The original NRA ad featured dramatic overlaid commentary by conservative media personality and …

Black Lives Matter

Apple iPhone Ban Being Sought By Qualcomm

Qualcomm is seeking a block on the sales of iPhones which use chips from rival chip firms like Intel. The company says that these specific devices infringe six of its patents. There are two kinds of iPhone on sale, those which use Qualcomm chips and those which instead have Intel SoCs.<p>As a general …

America is one of the largest offenders of food waste in the world

Every year, roughly 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out worldwide, a considerable problem given that agriculture contributes about 22 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions and 12.7 million people go hungry in America alone.<p>Entrepreneurs across several sectors have created ways to …

Agriculture

How Worried Should You Be About a Real Life ‘Geostorm?’

The new Gerard Butler movie turns geoengineering into a weapon that wreaks global havoc on the scale of 'The Day After Tomorrow.'<p>What if there was a network of satellites that could control the weather around the world? What if someone (or <i>something</i>?) took control of those satellites and started …

Theresa May wants Trump 'to find a way to come back' to Paris deal

"I hope they will be able to find a way to come back into the Paris agreement," May told the BBC. "I believe it is possible. We are not renegotiating the Paris agreement, that stays, but I want to see the US looking for ways to rejoin it."<p>Trump raised the prospect of renegotiating the deal when he …

Donald Trump

Billionaire Jim Jannard Launches First Virtual Reality Smartphone

Jim Jannard has made a career out of revolutionizing lenses. His first business was sunglasses brand Oakley, which started out of his car with $300 in 1975. After going public in 1995, it later sold to Luxottica for $2.1 billion. In 2005, he founded RED Digital Camera, which reimagined how to build …

Samsung's Bixby, its Siri rival, stammers at the start

NEW YORK—Things are starting out miserably for Bixby.<p>Samsung’s upstart artificial intelligence digital assistant got an “incomplete” grade when it first turned up on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones that launched in March. The reason is that the voice-based commands that promise to make Bixby …

Folks seem to love the Galaxy S8’s display, camera, and even Samsung itself

It is no secret that Samsung’s pair of 2017 flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, have been a hit with customers — glowing reviews and record-breaking pre-order numbers are pretty good indicators. Even with both phones having been on the market for a few months, the good vibe train chugs …

RED is selling a $1195 'holographic' phone for filmmakers

RED is one of the biggest names in professional film cameras, but now the company is branching out… into smartphones. Specifically, a $1,195 modular smartphone coming out next year, with virtually no known specs. Umm, okay then.<p>Pretty much the only important spec we know about the RED Hydrogen, as …

Israel reportedly has US-made drones capable of launching grenades

Aerodynamics and physics dictate that you can't quite strap an assault rifle onto a DJI Phantom and expect it to fly and hit a target. Florida company Duke Robotics has apparently devised a way to keep a drone steady while compensating for a gun's recoil. "Though a system of flexibly connected …

Tiny Satellites From Silicon Valley May Help Track North Korea Missiles

For years before North Korea fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile this week, the Pentagon and intelligence experts had sounded a warning: Not only was the North making progress quickly, spy satellite coverage was so spotty that the United States might not see a missile being prepared …

Russians Are Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings, Sources Say

Hackers working for a foreign government recently breached at least a dozen U.S. power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas, …

Cybersecurity

Galaxy Note 8 Leaks Reveal 'Shape Change'

The Galaxy Note 8 is a big deal. For Samsung it must both restore faith in the badly damaged Note brand and stand up to Apple’s biggest iPhone reinvention in years. New leaks suggest it might just be on the right track…<p>Backing up renders and commercial cases I received for the Galaxy Note 8 are a …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Still a great big phone | Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?<p>If you’re after a big phone, with big phone features then the Note 8 is really the only choice currently. …

You can now stream Steam games to play on your Samsung smart TV

Steam Link comes to Samsung’s app store<p>If you’ve got a 4K Samsung smart TV with access to the Samsung app store, you can now stream Steam games to your TV to play directly on the big screen with the new Steam Link app that’s now out in beta, via <i>Engadget</i>.<p>Just like the Steam Link set top box, the …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

T-Mobile LTE down for the second Thursday in three weeks

Lending fuel to Verizon’s fiery attack on the reliability of T-Mobile’s network going down the tube on “Thursdays,” <i>BGR</i> reports that the Un-carrier’s …