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Techies are leaving San Francisco, but where are they going?

San Francisco’s role as the center of the American technology industry could be changing. Skyrocketing real estate prices, along with other employment and other demographic trends, are forcing tech companies and workers alike to reconsider the attractions of living in the City by the Bay.<p>Recent …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

iPhone X Vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's The Difference?

Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available and have key strengths and weaknesses, but the biggest question for many users is not <i>‘iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus?’</i> but whether they should wait (and save up) for the attention grabbing iPhone X?<p>When compared to the iPhone 8 there are clear …

Mobile Technology

How to zip files in iOS 11’s Files app

Zipping files just got a whole lot easier on the iPad thanks to iOS 11’s new Files app. Now, instead of having to fire up a third party app and somehow get your files in there, you can use drag-and-drop, or other methods, from right inside Files, and then save the results back to Files. Today we’ll …

Apps

FCC chief tells Apple to turn on iPhone's FM radio chip

Following the devastation from recent hurricanes, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says Apple should “step up to the plate” and put Americans' safety first.<p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a message for Apple CEO Tim Cook: "Flip the switch" and turn on FM radios embedded in iPhones.<p>In …

Net Neutrality

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society<p>Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful …

Singularity

OnePlus is announcing its next phone November 15th

Expected to be an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3<p>Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is expected to announce its next phone on November 15th. Leaks point to a device named the 3T, which will likely be an upgraded version of the OnePlus 3, announced back in June.<p>The company tweeted this week that it …

Mobile Technology

Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>I come across so many interesting info-apps and documents in my daily research, so I thought I’d …

Netflix's 'Voltron' reboot inspires a standing ovation at WonderCon

Chants of "Voltron! Voltron!" were ringing in the air at the<p>WonderConconvention at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The anticipation for the return of this animated series was high, especially since very little was known about the secretive Netflix series "Voltron: Legendary Defender," until …

Do we really even need an app drawer in Android?

Recent leaks have shown a promising possibility that the Android N app drawer may not be dead and buried quite yet. Although the circumstantial evidence seems to point to OEMs knowing what’s coming, the team at <i>Android Police</i> have reportedly seen Android N with an app drawer. Regardless of whether …

Android News

Power cut? Dial 105 wherever you are in the UK

Ofcom to launch single helpline service for users to report power failures and safety concerns in April 2016<p>Anyone caught in a power cut will be able to dial 105 to get help and advice from April 2016, the telephone regulator, Ofcom, has announced.<p>A new service being developed by the energy …

OFCOM

INSIGHT: As Internet of Things growth explodes, data becomes oil of the 21st century

It’s hard to avoid. Almost every CEO’s conversation about how IT is driving innovation inevitably comes back to the potential of big data.<p>But data is …

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test - MIT Technology Review

Just over 100 years ago, the German psychologist William Stern introduced the intelligence quotient test as a way of evaluating human intelligence. …

Machine Learning

6 things Android Wear smartwatches can do that the Apple Watch can't

The "fight of the century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. might have been a decidedly snoozy one, but there's another battle coming …

One in Four Mobile Apps Are Abandoned After a Single Use

User retention fell sharply in China, in particular.<p>While smartphone owners continue to download mobile apps at healthy rates, they are increasingly likely to drop them — often after a single use.<p>According to Localytics, roughly a quarter of apps were abandoned, an increase from 2014 when only 20 …

Apps

OMGFacts

UK intelligence agents relocated due to data leaks

Russian and Chinese authorities have deciphered up to a million top secret documents stolen by Edward Snowden and this has led to the UK re-locating …

Facebook planning new €200 million data centre in Ireland

Facebook is reported to be planning a new €200 million ($224 million) data centre in Ireland, which will mainly be powered by renewable energy.<p>The …

Google Maps Is Now a Giant Game of Pac-Man

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

Self-Driving Cars

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The iPhone 6 Has Met Its Match

A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race<p>In this unpredictable world, it’s the constants in life that I can count on.<p>The sun rises in the East, Starbucks lattes always taste the same, and Apple’s iPhones are always better …

Mobile

Ring, Ring! Dial Up to Get Flipboard Delivered to Your Ear

With Flipboard already on mobile, the Web and (soon) the Watch, what’s next? Today, we’re excited to reveal the final frontier: the FlipPhone. Now you can call 1-248-206-FLIP to get your personal magazine read to you over the phone.<p>Finally, there’s a safe way to use Flipboard while you’re driving …

Iconic Monuments Magnificently Photographed From Sunrise Till Sunset

The world's most iconic monuments and buildings often have two very different qualities, depending on which time of day you visit them.<p>You might …

Apple co-founder Woz calls wearables 'a hard sell,' wants bigger screen

Steve "Woz" Wozniak thinks Apple is poised to take wearables to the next level. But unlike smartphones and tablets, wearables may prove a tougher sell to consumers -- including him.<p>Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has confidence the company can do with wearable devices what the iPhone did to …

Wearable Tech

Woz says iWatch could make wearables “finally viable”

Sometimes, Woz just nails it. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, is a pretty down-to-earth guy, and not shy about sharing his opinion when …

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, …

Venture Capital

Samsung's new smartwatch, the Gear S, can make calls and go online without a smartphone

Samsung took the wraps off the Gear S today, its next-generation smartwatch that comes with 3G connectivity, touted to bring “the smartphone experience to the wrist.”<p>The introduction of 3G connection on top of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support means that you don’t have to bring your smartphone around …

The Rise Of The Crypto Phone

Cell phones just got a whole lot more secure.<p>Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” …

Privacy

More iPhone 6 component photos ‘confirm’ silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design

In the latest round of iPhone 6 images, NowhereElse.fr has a new set of photos showing a selection of SIM trays, home buttons, speakers and vibrator motors. The SIM trays are once again show in the same three colors as the iPhone 5s, silver, gray and gold. It seems like the gray is of a slightly …

Sony Xperia Z3 Teased On Video

Sony will be unveiling a range of devices at IFA next week, one of these is the new Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone, and now the company has released a …

Mobile