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Google’s latest idea would make it harder to drop your phone

A new patent filed by Google shows an innovative method for preventing you from dropping your smartphone and smashing all of the delicate circuitry …

Google wants to make your living room devices smarter

Google has already staked out spots in your living room with its Nest thermostat, Chromecast video-streaming device and Android TV software. Now it wants more.<p>On Tuesday, the Mountain View, California, company is expected to unveil a music-streaming device, akin to its Chromecast video-streaming …

September 27, 2015

Android fans, this week brought us last minute details about the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P; we’ve got the first official look at the BlackBerry Priv (formerly known as Venice); LG joined the metal club with the Class; Xiaomi introduced its new $200 flagship; we’ve got our best looks at the upcoming LG …

Mobile Technology

Apple's iPhone 6S is one of the best smartphones I've ever used — but here's why I wouldn't buy it

It's an excellent phone all around. But if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you probably don't <i>need</i> to upgrade.<p>One of the marquee features to come with the iPhone 6S is 3D Touch, which allows you to press down harder on the screen to perform certain actions.<p>These include launching a quick shortcut …

Mobile Technology

Apple has invented a mysterious new emoji — this is what it looks like

Jeremy Burge, the creator of emoji reference site Emojipedia, has noticed on his blog that Apple has added a mysterious new emoji to a beta version of its OS X operating system.<p>It's a black speech bubble, with a white eye in the centre.<p>What's the big deal, right? New emoji are added all the …

Unicode

Here's Samsung's latest plan to lure people away from the iPhone

The company just announced that it will pay the monthly installment bill for your new phone until 2016.<p>The discount applies if you buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on an installment plan from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or US Cellular. You won't be eligible for …

Galaxy Note

5 DIY skills every gentleman should know

Let’s start by clearing something up. A gentleman, although au fait with, and able to perform basic DIY skills, does not try to fix anything and …

The most interesting part of Apple's presentation wasn't a gadget

But perhaps the most important announcement from the company—and definitely the most intriguing one—was nothing more than a new business arrangement.<p>I'm talking about the iPhone Upgrade Program, a new program that will let people pay a monthly fee and receive, in exchange, a new iPhone every …

Apple Store

CyanogenMod 11.0, 12.0 and 12.1 released – security patches and Android 5.1.1 in tow

CyanogenMod continues to be the most popular third-party Android ROM in the world, so you can be sure they are trying to keep their software as fresh as possible. This does warrant plenty of software upgrades a year. Today we are here to welcome a few stable releases to CyanogenMod; these would be …

Software

Google's new logo is motivated by design austerity, not legibility

The web giant is trading on the assumption sans serif fonts are intrinsically easier to read, but the truth is they are simply faster to load<p>On Google’s homepage, the company’s apparently outmoded typographic logo is transformed into a string of playful coloured dots that reassemble into a …

Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon watch

Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon. When Bulgari incorporated the Gerald Genta brand under its own name, one of the more complicated models was this vividly designed, ultra-complicated timepiece that combined a tourbillon-style regulation system with an array of chiming functions. The movement …

Watches

Lenovo unveils Surface Pro 3 contender, low-cost Chromebook, bevy of Windows 10 laptops

The global commander of the slowly crumbling PC universe has jumped the gun at IFA 2015 with an onslaught of product announcements roughly 48 hours …

Consumer Tech

These tech-savvy military dogs will kill you with cuteness (pictures)

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Budapest's main rail station was shut down to keep migrants from travelling through.</b> Germany triggered a flood of migrants after it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.<b><br>2. Global stocks got crushed on Tuesday.</b> Poor manufacturing figures out of China, Europe, …

Gigaset ME, ME Pure and ME Pro announced – great specs, sleek design and fair prices

Smartphones made by little known manufacturers are usually not worth the risk, but once in a blue moon an outstanding one will appear. Today we are taking a look at three of them – the Gigaset ME, ME Pure and ME Pro. This company may be a complete stranger to most of us, but they have built some …

This 13-year-old founder will probably be your boss soon

Soroush Ghodsi is 13-years-old. It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t really matter. And yet…<p>I first encountered Soroush when I emailed him about an experimental anonymous Twitter bot called Whispererly, not realising that it was a side-project from such a young entrepreneur.<p>Have you visited TNW's …

Startups

Apple stands by Dre after apology for hurting women

Apple spoke out Friday in support of employee Dr. Dre after the famous rapper apologized for past violence against women, the first time the technology giant publicly addressed his attacks as a younger man.<p>"Dre has apologized for the mistakes he's made in the past and he's said that he's not the …

Are Drones Better Than Telephoto Lenses for Spying? The Answer May Creep You Out

Lately, drones have been the topic of many privacy concerns. Notably, one Kentucky man gunned down a Phantom that he thought was taking photos of his …

Spying

Physicist tests theories of dark energy by mimicking the vacuum of space

Besides the atoms that make up our bodies and all of the objects we encounter in everyday life, the universe also contains mysterious dark matter and …

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how …

OnePlus 2 pushes out first OTA, brings Stagefright patch and other bug fixes

Despite increased competition this year, the OnePlus 2 has made a pretty decent splash so far, selling 30k Chinese OP2 units in just 64 seconds and racking up around 2 million (and growing) invite registrations for international markets. In order to ensure the best possible experience for new and …

OnePlus

Will the G Edge be LG’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge?

Earlier in the week, LG trademarked a number of Edge-related names, prompting rumors that the company could be preparing to launch a curved display smartphone that could rival the stylish looking Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ from Samsung. There aren’t any remotely official looking details about such …

Gear & Gadgets

How hackers tempt you to open THAT email

There’s a lot IT pros get wrong about social engineering, but let’s start with what we get right. We know that social engineering is one of the most powerful tools used by attackers today. In fact, it’s probably at the root of every major breach of the past year.<p>We err in our understanding of how …

Social Issues

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Silicon Valley

The Dark Art of B2B Social Media ROI

Social media can be a bit of a dark art when it comes to ROI.<p>It seems that everyone is publishing content, and just ‘being present’ across the social …

21 Things You Can Do in London That Are Free

The capital city of the United Kingdom is famous for a lot of things—an unforgettable skyline, a world-renowned arts scene, funky shopping and …

Google’s Next Version Of Android Is Called “Marshmallow”

Google has made it a thing to name its Android OS versions after food. Letter by letter in the alphabet (har har). But not just any food — food that’s really bad for you. This version, which has been called “M” until now, had its name unveiled today….<p>The new “marshmallow” statue was unveiled today …

NASA’s Gecko-inspired gripping system

A piece of tape can only be used a few times before the adhesion wears off and it can no longer hold two surfaces together. But researchers at NASA’s …

The insanely successful life of Google cofounder Sergey Brin

This change comes nearly 20 years after cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first launched Google from a dorm room in Stanford.<p>It's been a wild ride for both of them since, but Brin's history is especially intriguing.<p>Learn more about the man behind the world's most popular search engine:

What To Expect From The iPad Mini 4

Multiple recent leaks have indicated that Apple is working on a major new version of the iPad mini. You can expect a more powerful, thinner iPad mini, and it will let you take advantage of all the latest features in iOS 9.<p>Macotakara and @OnLeaks revealed that the iPad mini 4 will look like a …