Michael Chen

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Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

Arend Hintze, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. It stresses once more that humans aren't …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

Astronomy

Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Plan To Challenge The iPhone 6S

When the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices launched in September, a new feature called 3D Touch was introduced — which offers new functionalities like “Peek and Pop” and “Quick Actions” by sensing how much pressure is applied to the display. Last month, a leak surfaced about how Samsung will be …

Phones

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

Samsung has officially begun mass production of its Exynos 8890 processor

We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s newest chipset for quite some time now. Today, Samsung’s new high-end Exynos 8890 chipset has officially entered …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 5: An Eye-Opener

It’s funny how our priorities change over time. When we first got cell phones years ago, we were most-concerned about the quality of phone connections. But with today’s smartphones, sound quality may be one of the last things we consider. Take Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5, for instance. I’ve tested …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S7 review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a stellar phone. It's a handset that packs great battery smarts, excellent camera abilities and loads of raw power into an …

Phones

Trouble could be brewing for Samsung’s smartphone business

Samsung’s smartphone sales are up this year over 2014 figures, but trouble may be brewing for the South Korean tech company.<p>Although Samsung …

Mobile

Samsung Pay users can get a free wireless charging pad or rebate until Nov. 8

The recently launched Samsung Pay payment system already has a new promotion to get people to sign up. It will allow users to get either a free …

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Samsung’s Project Valley is a folding smartphone, set to see a limited January release

Samsung is working on a new experimental device that’s currently dubbed Project Valley. The device will supposedly sport a foldable design, which is …

Electronics Industry

Unsatisfied with smartphones, Samsung gets really, really serious about air conditioners

Samsung reminded us today that it’s a big company with a big appetite and perhaps even bigger eyes. And those ambitions are not just limited to its smartphones, which have been steadily losing ground to Apple in the premium segment and to Chinese rivals at the lower end.<p>In a move that caught all …

You Can Charge Your iPhone 6s Wirelessly, But Is It Worth It?

Popular Science experiments<p>September's iPhone 6S release added many features to take on the competition. A 12-megapixel camera, faster fingerprint sensor and 3D Touch impressed during our iPhone 6S review. But what wasn’t included in the body of the now-unbendable Apple phone is a feature found in …

Mobile Technology

I’ve made the iPhone 6s into my dream Android phone

Even though I’m now using an iPhone 6s as my primary smartphone, I’m still a huge fan of Google’s mobile app ecosystem. In fact, while I like the …

Report: Samsung Exynos 8890 with custom CPU for Galaxy S7

Rumors about Samsung designing its own CPU and GPU parts certainly aren’t new, but the latest report from Korea has once again brought the subject to the fore. According to anonymous industry sources, Samsung is preparing to mass produce its Exynos 8890 chip in time for the launch of the Galaxy S7. …

Electronics Industry

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: thinnest, lightest tablet with a stunning screen

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab S2 tablet is the thinnest yet, outdoing both Apple and Sony, and it comes with a vibrant 9.7in screen and a microSD card slot for storing hundreds of movies.<p>The follow up to the Galaxy Tab S, the first truly good Samsung tablet, improves on design and speed, but swaps a …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung’s been working on its own 3D Touch display for a while

Samsung is expected to follow Apple’s footsteps and build a pressure-sensitive display into next year’s Galaxy S7, according to recent reports — and …

South Korea

Samsung developing robots to replace cheap Chinese labour

The South Korean government has handed Samsung a multi-million dollar investment to develop factory robots that can carry out complex tasks normally …

South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S6: First Samsung Device To Get Android Marshmallow Update

Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 will get the Android Marshmallow update before the end of 2015 (Photo : YouTube/ …

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 to launch in January?

Rumors about the Galaxy S7 have been circulating since Samsung’s current smartphone hit stores – if not earlier – and while most have been seemingly based on sheer conjecture or else not worth repeating, today’s offering seems a bit more believable. Korean news outlet <i>ETNews</i> is reporting that the …

Phones

Samsung has an idea that could bring the biggest feature of the iPhone 6S to its future smartphones

That's according to a new patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Monday, which details an idea that sounds similar to the 3D Touch feature Apple introduced with the iPhone 6S.<p>The document explains that a touch screen, such as those used on smartphones and tablets, may …

Touchscreens

Microsoft really doesn’t want Windows 10 users to switch to Chrome

Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default …

Software

Microsoft will give you a $300 discount for your old MacBook

Microsoft is currently offering a trade-in deal worth up to $300, InformationWeek reports.<p>The so-called Easy TradeUp deal allows customers to trade …

Customers

NASA will show the world new 'blue marble' photos of Earth every day

Photos of Earth against the blackness of space can help change a person's perspective about our small, blue marble of a planet. Such photos have …

A new NASA website offers daily images of Earth taken from space

NASA has teased us with a few stunning images of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite — but now we'll be able feast on the spacecraft's photographs daily. The space agency launched a new website today that will post a dozen new images from DSCOVR each day, showing …

Space