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BlackBerry is giving up on making its own phones

Instead, the Canadian company will rely entirely on external companies for any future hardware projects, it announced in its quarterly earnings released Wednesday.<p>BlackBerry was once the undisputed king of the mobile phone world — but it was caught off-guard by the launch of the iPhone and the dawn …

No CEOs at Fortune 100 Companies Are Backing Donald Trump

No chief executives at <i>Fortune</i> 100 companies have donated to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through August, according to a new report.<p>According …

How Samsung Botched Its Galaxy Note 7 Recall

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces recall of Samsung phone<p>Samsung Electronics Co., faced with exploding batteries in some of its top-selling phones, exacerbated the situation in the way it communicated with regulators and consumers, say former U.S. officials and people familiar with …

Mobile

Samsung pins explosive Galaxy Note 7 on battery flaw

A small manufacturing flaw in the Galaxy Note 7 battery may be the cause of a giant headache for Samsung.<p>The Korean technology powerhouse believes it's tracked down the reason why its flagship device has been exploding across the world, prompting a recall of more than 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s.<p>In …

Sorry petrolheads, Skully's AR motorcycle helmet is dead

I had great hopes for Skully when I first heard about it in 2013. The company had been working on an augmented reality motorcycle helmet that put GPS, rear mirror view and speed readouts into a transparent display on the visor.<p>Sadly, the product isn’t likely to hit the streets. TechCrunch reports …

Mini computers that fit in the palm of your hand | ZDNet

Tiny Green PC<p>Tiny Green PC offer a range of mini PCs to suit all budgets and performance requirements.<p>At the top-end is the Tiny Green PC Intense …

Raspberry Pi

Sinkhole under rail tracks causes second day of commuter chaos

Commuters faced a second day of travel chaos after a 13ft (4m) deep hole was discovered under a railway track.<p>Southern and Thameslink passengers were warned to avoid the key transport link at London Bridge with many services cancelled or diverted.<p>The hole was found at Forest Hill in south-east …

Manhattanhenge: Thousands gather to see setting sun aligning with New York City's east-west streets

Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists gathered to photograph a natural phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. This is when the setting sun is perfectly …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

With gold and rat heart cells, scientists make a robot stingray

Here's a critter that would be a showstopper in your aquarium: By layering rat heart cells over a gold skeleton, scientists have built tiny swimming artificial stingrays that can be driven and guided by light.<p>These little ray-bots, described in the journal Science, may offer insight into building …

How to make Amazon Echo default to Spotify or Pandora

Barking out a song request at my Amazon Echo smart speaker, then hearing the track magically start playing, makes me feel like I’m living in the future.<p>Unfortunately, that feeling evaporates when the song isn’t part of the relatively skimpy Amazon Prime Music catalog. If it’s not there, Amazon’s AI …

Spector captures printed fonts and sends the details to InDesign

When a designer sees typography they like or a color that might be useful for a project, the first move is usually to snap a picture with their phone. I can say that because I'm a designer myself, frequently capturing textures, hues and letterforms for reference later. Royal College of Art MA …

Time To Switch? Verizon's New Plans Cost More But Offer More Too

When is a price increase not <i>exactly</i> a price increase? For Verizon customers, the answer comes in the form of the company’s new wireless plans. The current “pick a size from small to extra large” data buckets all went from $30-100 to $35-110. While that sounds worse, Verizon also went from offering …

4G LTE

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Donald Trump stretches facts in fiery post-Orlando speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump responded Monday to the worst terror attack since 9/11 with a no-holds-barred attack on Muslims and Hillary Clinton that played loose with the facts and was rife with inflammatory rhetoric.<p>He claimed Clinton wanted to disarm Americans and let Islamic terrorists slaughter them, …

Hillary Clinton

Titan 2 DLP SLA 3D Printer Unveiled Powered By A Raspberry Pi (video)

After successfully launching their first Titan 3D printer via a successful Kickstarter campaign, Kudo3D have now unveiled their second generation 3D …

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Software

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Artificial Intelligence

Zettaly Avy review - the Android music box you didn't know you needed

The folks at Zettaly have been busy in the last couple years, taking to crowdfunding to help get a few products to market. One device that has succeeding in finding its way to a retail outlet near you is the Avy, an Android powered 7-inch tablet built right into a speaker dock.<p>We’ve been playing …

Associated Press News

Building Arduino in the USA with Raspberry Pi

Our friends at Adafruit recently did a deal with some of our other friends at Arduino to build genuine licensed Arduino boards at their insanely …

9-dollar computer tops two million on Kickstarter

CHIP easily fits in your palm and packs a 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of storage with Linux loaded and ready to roll. It has built in WiFi, …

Crowd Funding

GM unleashes new, smaller Chevrolet Camaro

DETROIT -- General Motors introduced the new, sixth generation of its Chevrolet Camaro classic performance coupe Saturday that shrinks a bit in size but offers more performance and fuel economy.<p>Steering clear of the auto shows, GM was unveiling one of its most important models to press and a …

Sports Cars

The $9 CHIP is real computing in a tiny form

One of the most important things to note about CHIP is that it's advertised as ready to go. If you can use a GUI Linux interface (Debian-based), then …

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

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Setting up a home server on a Raspberry Pi

Introduction<p>Recently I was looking at backup options in Linux.<p>Of course with all the cloud craze nowadays, it is quite easy to just let someone else …

Setting Up The Raspberry PI 2

IntroductionIt has been a while since my last Raspberry PI article. I have recently been given the new Raspberry PI 2 so I thought I would produce a …

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi 2: Install Linux and Access via SSH

If you are planning to order a Pi or if you just received one and are wondering what to do with it, this article will provide you with much-needed …