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All Electric cars Will be Cheaper than Regular Vehicles by 2022

By 2022, it is believed that it will be cheaper to own an electric car than a petrol one. Battery prices are dropping at a good rate, and this will …

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is a stunning 5-inch Android phone that looks like a Galaxy S7

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today — the company’s first European media event — Xiaomi unveiled its flagship Mi 5 smartphone.<p>The Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch full HD display with extremely thin bezels, a fingerprint sensor on the front, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, NFC, Qualcomm Quick …

Phones

Play Store growth projected to explode at four times the rate of Apple's App Store

A few weeks back I wrote a story with the headline that the Apple App Store has the money but that Google Play owns the future. Not everyone agreed, but the latest annual app report from App Annie begs to differ. App Annie projects massive growth in the app market to 2020, with Play Store growth …

Apps

Sony’s New 4K HDR TVs Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

You might remember that Sony unveiled its new TV lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 last month. There was a lot to like in their new …

Televisions

Apple challenges 'chilling' demand to decrypt San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

Tim Cook publicly attacks the US government for asking Apple to take an ‘unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers’<p>Apple has hit back after a US federal magistrate ordered the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, with chief …

Privacy

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment have detected some of the waves— a feat Einstein thought impossible 100 …

Universe

2016 McLaren 650s GT3 Unveiled, Coming To Geneva

McLaren has announced their 2016 McLaren 650S GT3 and the car will be shown off at the Geneva Motor Show next month.<p>The new GT3 will be shown off …

France Wants To Install 1,000 Km Of Solar Roadways Over The Next Five Years

In 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is …

Clean Energy

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year, however, I …

Goldman Sachs nails why banks are so excited about the technology behind bitcoin

It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions.<p>Banks have been swarming around the technology, with 42 investment banks signing up to an industry-wide group looking at how …

Blockchain

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. SpaceX's latest attempt to land a rocket failed.</b> It attempted to return a rocket to Earth and have it land on a launch pad, but it didn't land properly.<p><b>2. AOL is considering changing its name.</b> We talked to AOL CMO Allie Kline about the company's brand.<p><b>3. Advertising company Publicis Groupe is</b> …

Google Play

All Moto phones in 2016 will have fingerprint sensors, screens larger than 5-inches

Following news that Lenovo would be phasing out the Motorola brand-name, tech enthusiasts globally were intrigued to hear what else the company’s new owners had in store for us. Will Moto phones be just as good as they have been in the past? Will they keep the stock Android experience?<p>Lenovo’s …

Toyota fills the rosters for its $1 billion AI, robotics research team

LAS VEGAS — Toyota made known last November that it would spend $1 billion to found the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) charged with researching both …

Microsoft signed a deal that could bring its virtual assistant to 50 million phones

CyangoenMod, which is an operating system based on Android but not affiliated with Google, is used on over 50 million handsets, as of August 2015.<p>Microsoft's mobile operating system, named Windows 10 Mobile, has been struggling to gain traction, and the deal with Cyanogen — which didn't involve a …

Cortana

Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot

2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying to solve that problem with a string of new devices for CES 2016. The most interesting is the PowerLine …

LG will show off its paper-thin, rollable OLED panel at CES

In 2014, LG announced that it built an 18-inch OLED panel that rolls up just like a newspaper. Now, it's ready to show off its ultra-thin beauty to the public CES. It's just one of many concepts that LG hopes will show off what it can do with OLED these days. Back when it was first announced, LG …

Honda: we won't be able to sell gas-only engines in China by 2025

We're fortunate that most auto companies are embracing an alternate energy future, with all manner of electric cars hitting the streets lately -- and that's not to mention hydrogen-powered vehicles like the Toyota Mirai and Honda's Clarity. The latter manufacturer just gave a pretty frank appraisal …

Microsoft will warn users targeted by government hackers (update)

Microsoft promises to notify its users if it believes that the government's targeting their account. In its announcement post, the company says it already notifies subscribers if an unauthorized person's trying to access their Outlook email and OneDrive. But from now on, it will also specify if it …

Activision acquires the company behind Candy Crush for $5.9 billion

Activision Blizzard has agreed to acquire the company behind the popular Candy Crush Saga and Farm Hero games, King Digital Entertainment, for $5.9 billion in cash. King Digital’s games consist of a community of more than 340 million unique users. Activision, of course, is the company behind hit …

New Xbox One Experience Launches November 12th (video)

Xbox One looking forward to the rollout of the new social Xbox experience will be pleased to know that it is rolling out on November 12th and will …

Gear & Gadgets

Contradictory Samsung Galaxy S7 camera rumors surface

New devices of course mean new rumors, but not all of them end up coming to pass. We have two reported camera specifications for next year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 to bring you, but surely only one of them, if either, will end up being correct.<p>The first report suggests that Samsung will try to make use …

Phones

OneDrive free down to 5GB, Office 365 unlimited space ends

Last year, Microsoft seemed to be intent on pushing OneDrive as a serious competitor to the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive. It announced several …

Google Drive

How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft's Phil Spencer wants Xbox to be bold once more

Dawn of a new Xbox<p>Phil Spencer knows the Xbox lost its way. With the Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians out on October 27th and a slew of top level changes to how people use the console, the Xbox chief is now confident that the game console and its platform are back in a position where they can …

Xbox

BlackBerry shares rendered images of the PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry definitely let loose a head turner when it finally acknowledged the existence of its first ever full Android smartphone, the BlackBerry …

Tesla officially launches its Model X SUV

Electric car maker Tesla has launched its Model X SUV today at its manufacturing facility in Fremont, California.<p>Available in two variants with two seating options, the Model X shares a drivetrain with the Model S sedan and has a range of 257 miles on a full charge, or 250 miles in its high-speed …

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

Smart TV

Google Is Preparing To Take Over Your Living Room

At Apple’s last event we heard about its plans for Apple TV. It’s something we’ve all been waiting for…APPS! On the TV! It’s set to ship in October and goes for $149 (32GB) and $199 (64GB).<p>Meanwhile, Google hasn’t had its head in the sand in Mountain View when it comes to the living room. Its …

Living Rooms

Google Nexus announcement: 5 things to expect at Tuesday's event

Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Motorola all unveiled new phones over the past two months. Now it's Google's turn.<p>At an event on Tuesday, Google will unveil this year's new Nexus phones and kick off the launch of Android Marshmallow. It'll probably have more than that up its sleeve, too. Reports are …

Mobile Technology