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Samsung Suddenly 'Confirms' Radical Galaxy S9 Smartphones

Last week I exclusively revealed the final Galaxy S9 design. This week Samsung has now gone a step further by confirming both new Galaxy smartphones…<p>Picked up by GalaxyClub, Samsung has decided to break cover of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus by publicly submitting them to the FCC for …

Electronics Industry

'Star Wars' Christmas Card Collection: Lucasfilm Releases Cute Droid Designs

Since the release of the first <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977, Lucasfilm has designed and distributed holiday cards to its employees and friends. That means 2017 …

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

Samsung Leak Reveals Radical New Galaxy Smartphone

We already know the Galaxy S9 is undergoing an extensive redesign and Samsung’s plans for a foldable smartphone are highly ambitions, but that’s just the start of its massive 2018 smartphone overhaul…<p>A new report from the consistently reliable SamMobile reveals Samsung is going to bring the same …

Phones

Passenger tied to chair by cabin crew after being told to put out cigarette

A man had to be tied up on a plane after he kicked off when cabin crew told him to stop smoking.<p>Mohammed Rashid, 57, was restrained in front of his …

Smartphones are ruining skills and awareness, claims England rugby coach

• Vision specialist Sherylle Calder speaks of ‘decline across different sports’ • ‘We develop visual motor skills by climbing trees, walking on walls’<p>Sportsmen and women who spend half their lives glued to their smartphones should look away now. According to the expert hired to improve the hand-eye …

Microsoft just laid off its best presenter

A staple of Microsoft’s recent press conferences has been Bryan Roper, the exuberant man wearing a trilby who was able to do a better job than anyone else on the planet at getting people excited about minor Windows features. But it looks like we’ve seen the last of him at Microsoft: Roper tweeted …

Boy put in isolation for wearing black shoes with reflective strip

A mother has expressed her anger and fury after her son was put into isolation at school for wearing the footwear above.<p>Nathan Smith, 11, was told to …

Galaxy S8’s best feature might have its own dedicated button

Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 …

Mobile

Qualcomm Calls Apple's Claims 'Baseless' in Response to $1 Billion Lawsuit

Following news yesterday that Apple has filed suit against LTE modem supplier Qualcomm for engaging in anticompetitive licensing practices, the chipmaker hit back on Sunday by calling Apple's claims "baseless" and accusing it of "encouraging regulatory attacks".<p>Apple shared a statement with several …

Africa

Samsung Galaxy S8 may have a headphone jack after all

The rumor mill has a tendency to go back and forth more often than not, and it looks like Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone isn’t immune from …

Samsung Galaxy S8

Donald Trump taunts Schwarzenegger over Celebrity Apprentice ratings

<b>Donald Trump has taunted Arnold Schwarzenegger, his replacement as host of The Celebrity Apprentice, saying the actor was "destroyed" in TV ratings.</b><p>"So much for being a movie star," wrote the US president-elect, who described himself as a "ratings machine".<p>In response, the actor called on him to …

Donald Trump

Hackers unlock NES Classic, upload new games via USB cable | Ars Technica

It’s not as simple as drag-and-drop, but no screwdriver or hardware mods needed.<p>If you managed to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this …

Child Sex Abuse In U.S. Gymnastics Affected Hundreds, IndyStar Reports

Over the course of two decades, at least 368 gymnasts have alleged they were sexually assaulted or exploited by adults working in the sport, according to a new investigative report by <i>The</i> <i>Indianapolis Star.</i><p>The newspaper has spent months looking into a pattern of sexual abuse involving USA Gymnastics, …

USA Gymnastics

Pupil punches teacher in classroom fight - and gets KO'd by disgusted fellow student

A student punches his teacher in the face during a fight with another pupil - and is promptly KO'd by a furious classmate.<p>Phone footage of the brawl …

Lady Gaga Gets Road Rage in Sneak Peek of James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’

“Move Bitch, Get Out the Way!” That’s what <b>Lady Gaga</b> had to say when she had a fit of road rage during her appearance on <b>James Corden</b>’s "Carpool …

WhatsApp races to internationalize Snapchat’s overlaid creative tools

Every member of the Facebook family of apps is pushing to bring copies of Snapchat’s best features to international audiences before Snapchat blows up abroad. There was the Facebook Camera Feed, Instagram Stories and Messenger Day — and now WhatsApp is cloning Snapchat’s creative tools.<p>Now you’ll …

iPhone 7 headphone glitch stops remote control from working

Less than a week after the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus went on sale, users have been reporting bugs with the Apple handsets.<p>Two of the most recently reported issues include a problem with the phones' signal, and a glitch with the Lightning EarPods, which come with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and connect to the …

12 hidden features in iOS 10

After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released the first official version of iOS 10.<p>The update brings Siri to third-party apps and …

Watch as Coldplay get scared by tourmate Alessia Cara dressed as a toy bear

The Canadian singer has been supporting the band on their US tour<p>Coldplay have been pranked by their support act Alessia Cara.<p>The Canadian singer has …

Shocking footage inside 'ISIS prison' where women tortured and kept as sex slaves

Syrian rebel fighters have uncovered what is thought to be a prison used by Islamic State militants to torture women.<p>The prison was divided into 10 …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Audiophile

Man armed with suicide bomb and axe attacks church in Indonesia

Man carrying piece of paper bearing the Islamic State symbol attacked priest after bomb in his backpack failed to explode<p>A would-be suicide bomber has failed in an attempt to blow himself up during mass at a Catholic church in Indonesia, using an axe to assault a priest after his bomb did not …

Extremism

16-year-old devises way to make deadly breast cancer more treatable

A teenager believes he has solved the problem of how to make a deadly form of breast cancer more treatable.<p>Around 7,500 women each year are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a type of disease which does not respond to today's most effective drugs.<p>Many breast cancers are driven by …

Cancer

The Gag Reel For ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Reveals The Marvel Blockbuster’s Silly Side

Oh bloopz, you’re truly a gift from above. Celebrity goof-em-ups are reliably a lot of fun and Marvel has a knack for putting together an impressive gal reel. Mistakes in superhero gear are ten times goofier than in civilian clothes, you know.<p>The latest Marvel cinematic offering to put their gaffes …

Marvel Universe

Russian superheroes fight for Soviet government in Guardians trailer

Blockbuster set in cold war era sees mutant warriors fight a supervillain. A sequel is already confirmed<p>Superhero adventure Guardians is set to be Russia’s answer to Marvel’s hugely successful stream of comic-book blockbusters.<p>The film, called <i>Zaschitniki</i> in Russian, follows a set of mutants who are …

Comics

iPhone 6 phones infected with 'Touch Disease' that makes screens useless

A bug that breaks iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens is a "ticking time bomb" poised to affect a growing number of the smartphones, according to repair experts.<p>Nicknamed "Touch Disease", the fault starts with a flickering bar that appears at the top of the devices' screens that doesn't respond to a users' …

Mobile Technology

Someone made a smart vibrator, so of course it got hacked

The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a vibrator with a computer inside it – but hackers say it also phones home, telling its makers when it’s being used<p>The Internet of Things That Can Be Hacked grows daily. Lightbulbs, trucks, and fridges all have computers inside them now, and all have been hacked by someone. …

Self-destructing battery dissolves in water within 30 minutes

If spy agencies want to make self-destructing gadgets that leave no trace, their every component should be able to go kaput, including their batteries. Various research teams have been trying develop transient batteries for a while now, but according to a group of scientists from Iowa State …