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Half of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners will be switching to an iPhone

The troubled launch, and recall, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to its exploding battery may cause many owners of the smartphone to not only switch phones but also companies. A new survey published today by the research firm IDC says that half of the Galaxy Note 7 owners they talked to “have or …

Mobile

How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

Philippines, US verifying if Chinese left disputed shoal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines and the U.S. are verifying if Chinese coast guard ships left a disputed shoal after President Rodrigo …

The strange, rare medical condition that leads people to insist they don’t actually exist

Cotard’s Syndrome—in which a person can believe that they’re dead, that their organs are rotting, or that they don’t exist—was first identified by the French neurologist Jules Cotard more than a century ago, in 1882. But the condition is so rare that it’s still far from fully understood.<p>Though it’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Pokémon Go servers were hit by 50 times higher traffic than expected

If you played Pokémon Go anywhere near its launch date, you probably noticed that it broke. A lot.<p>There was always the suspicion that its instability was because the servers were falling over under the weight of the traffic, but today, there’s confirmation of that, from the unlikely source of …

Pokémon

FCC Takes Another U-Turn On Set Top Box Rules -- But Who Knows For Sure Anymore?

The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to mandate a new technical standard for rapidly-disappearing Pay TV set-top box technology took another step in the wrong direction on Thursday, when a planned vote was suddenly cancelled minutes before the meeting began.<p>Chairman Tom Wheeler, it seems, …

Net Neutrality

The iPhone 7 Plus is reportedly "hissing" at owners

Reports have surfaced that the iPhone 7 Plus makes an audible hissing noise whenever under intense strain.<p>The first person to point out the defect was Stephen Hackett, of the blog 512 Pixels. He first noticed the defect while restoring his phone from iCloud. Hackett eventually realized that the …

Mobile Technology

Robots will steal 6% of US jobs by 2021, report suggests

Robots will replace six percent of all US jobs by 2021, a new report claims. If this proves even remotely accurate, we’ve got some thinking to do.<p>The report, by Forrester’s Brian Hopkins, talks about upcoming changes that business leaders should look out for, and automation is chief among them. The …

The Future

Remember that data-mining smart vibrator? The company's getting sued.

<b>UPDATE: Sept. 18, 2016, 10:27 p.m. AEST</b> <i>Standard Innovation has not yet been served with a lawsuit, the company told Mashable in a statement.</i><p><i>It is</i> …

Galaxy Note 7 recall shows challenges of stronger batteries

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung's recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle …

BMW Is Reportedly Set to Develop Electric Minis and SUVs

BMW (bmwyy) may currently be torn over whether it should expand its electric-car efforts, but a new report says the expansion is going to go …

HP is buying Samsung's printer business to 'disrupt' the copier industry

Samsung also says its chairman's son, Jay Y. Lee, will join board of directors<p>Samsung has announced it's selling off its printer business to HP for $1.05 billion<i>.</i> HP says it wants to use the purchase to "disrupt and reinvent" the $55 billion copier industry, which "hasn’t innovated in …

Elon Musk starts rolling out the Tesla Autopilot update

As US officials continue to investigate the fatal crash involving a semi-autonomous Tesla, the firm's CEO Elon Musk has started rolling out …

India too bans use of Samsung's Galaxy Note7 on flights

India has joined the United States, Australia, Singapore and others in prohibiting the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 on its airlines.<p>India’s Ministry …

Galaxy Note

N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South

<b>South Korean officials have said North Korea could be ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time.</b><p>The North conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on Friday, thought to be its most powerful yet.<p>A defence ministry spokesman said there was still an unused tunnel at the Punggye-ri test …

Apple Unveils iPhone7, New Camera Features, AirPods, Games: Pictures

Wearable Tech

Pokemon Go update: "Buddy" feature, Pokemon Go Plus support, no more rooted devices and more

<b>Update, September 14:</b> Following a slow release in the first few days, the update for Pokemon Go is now widely available in the Play Store.<p><b>Original post, September 11:</b> A new update for Pokemon Go is hitting the Google Play Store. Niantic Labs continues to improve the experience in multiple ways, …

South Korea: North Korea ready for new nuclear test | South Korea News

North Korea is ready to carry out another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said, three days after the North's fifth such test drew widespread condemnation.<p>Pyongyang set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date on Friday, saying it had mastered the ability to mount a …

North Korea

As Zika Spreads In Asia, Study Shows Virus May Also Infect Adult Brain Cells

As concerns rise over the spread of the Zika virus in Southeast Asia, a new study from the Rockefeller University, published in <i>Cell Stem Cell,</i> found that the virus can also affect adult brain cells in mice — suggesting the potential for Zika to hold long-term neurological implications for adult …

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Has A Great Secret Feature

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this week it proved yet again that keeping a secret in the tech world is almost impossible these days. The new models had almost no surprises, except one…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

Mobile Technology

Donald Trump's Coming Clash With the Military Generals

To most Americans, the U.S. military may as well be a foreign country. Only 1% of the nation’s citizens have served in uniform since the 9/11 terror …

French PM: Terror threat is 'maximal'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The French prime minister issued a stark warning to the country on Sunday: France remains a target for terror and the country will suffer new attacks.<p>"The threat is maximal," Manuel Valls said in an interview with the Europe 1 radio station. "We have seen it again in the past few days, the …

Syria: Temporary ceasefire begins amid skepticism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hours after a ceasefire started in Syria on Monday, the world waited to see how long the fragile peace would last.<p>The deal, brokered by the United States and Russia, calls for a halt to the violence between the Syrian regime and rebel forces. It would also allow for much-needed humanitarian …

Here's Why Facebook Removing That Vietnam War Photo Is So Important

Facebook is more than just a site where people share photos of their children or pets. It has become a crucial way in which hundreds of millions of …

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.Select members of the public began hailing free rides …

Report: Most drone accidents caused by the tech and not the operator

If you believe the hype, we're mere minutes from having hot meals delivered by drone. That's why it's concerning we know so little about drone …

Drones

PlayStation Now will stream games from the cloud to your PC

Sony has announced that its PlayStation Now service, which allowed you to stream PS3 games from the cloud to your PS4, will soon work with Windows PCs as well.<p>The service will let you stream and play popular PlayStation games, including titles from franchises like <i>Uncharted, God of War</i> and <i>Ratchet &</i> …

Samsung Says Galaxy Note 7 Demand Is Strong

(Reuters) – Tech giant Samsung said on Wednesday stronger-than-expected demand for the new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, …

Controversy Erupts In Russia Over Report On Female Genital Mutilation

It started with a report and erupted into a controversy involving a mufti, a Russian Orthodox priest and a rabbi.<p>The subject: female genital mutilation.<p>On Aug. 15, the Russian Justice Initiative issued a report called "Production of Genital Mutilation of Girls in the Republic of Dagestan." Female …

The next-generation Xbox could be even more different than we thought

But fulfilling that promise may be more complicated than we thought, judging from a new job posting originally spotted by perennial Microsoft tipster WalkingCat on Twitter. And it gives us a big hint into just how different this Project Scorpio will be.<p>That posting, for a senior software engineer …