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Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

HTC Vive

Nokia sues Apple over a slew of patent infringements

Nokia announced today that it has sued Apple for patent infringement in Germany and the US. According to the suit, Apple did agree to license a few Nokia patents in 2011, but has declined offers since then. "Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or …

The 15 most innovative countries in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>One of the measures WEF looks at is innovation, which takes into account things like the …

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BlackBerry's success led to its failure

With a little help from Apple and Google<p>It’s mobile prehistory at this point, but there was once a time when the ultimate smartphone you could get was a BlackBerry. Before Apple’s iPhone arrived, Google’s first Android prototypes were basically BlackBerry clones. It’s easy to think of the …

LG Display reports 91% drop in operating profit, Samsung shelves transparent OLED displays

While LG Display revenue only dropped by 13% year-over-year in Q2, operating profit was down 91% from this time last year. Those figures maybe up from Q1, but they weren’t enough to save LG Display from a net loss of 84 billion. To put that in perspective, this time last year LG Display posted a …

Is this square moving? This amazing illusion will hurt your brain

The winner of the 2016 Illusion of the Year has been crowned and it may just leave you a little confused.<p>Take a look at the illusion below and it may appear as if the square is moving, however it’s not actually moving at all.<p>make animated gifs like this at MakeaGif<p>The Motion Integration Unleashed …

This Illusion of the Year finalist will blow your mind

Oh look. It's a bunch of squares. Wait a minute. In a mirror, they look like a bunch of cylinders. Has the world gone mad? Don't worry. You haven't fallen down the rabbit hole. It's just a very clever optical illusion called "Ambiguous Cylinder." It's also a well-deserved finalist for the Best …

Apple sued by man who claims he invented iPhone in 1992

The iPhone went on sale nine years ago today, and to mark the momentous occasion a Florida man is suing Apple for a whopping $10 billion and 1.5 percent of all future Apple earnings — because he claims to have come up with the idea for Apple’s breakthrough mobile device all way back in 1992.<p>Thomas …

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LG helps India fight malaria with mosquito repelling TVs

Some people want 3D viewing experience in their next TV. Some want a 4K display. LG is hoping that many in India want their next TV to repel mosquitoes.<p>The company on Tuesday announced its Mosquito Away line of TVs for the country. The South Korean company says that its new TV comes equipped with …

Google’s new artificial intelligence can’t understand these sentences. Can you?

By Jeff Guo<p>Last week, Google released Parsey McParseface, a funny name for a state-of-the-art tool aimed at one of the most difficult problems in artificial intelligence. For all that computers have accomplished in the past five years, from winning on "Jeopardy!" to defeating a Go grandmaster, they …

Artificial Intelligence

Yahoo bids may be coming in way lower than expected

The beleaguered technology company's core business is up for sale after years of lackluster performance, with bidders including frontrunner Verizon, investor Dan Gilbert (backed by Warren Buffett), TPG, and a consortium that includes Bain Capital and former Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn.<p>The Wall Street …

Dan Gilbert

Samsung smartwatch concept turns your hand into a display

It'd move the software beyond your wrist.<p>Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivity or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, though: moving the display beyond the watch. It's applying …

Apple II: 1977

Introduced in 1977, the 8-bit computer designed primarily by Steve Wozniak was one of the first successful personal computers.

Apple II

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

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Facebook pays a 10-year-old $10,000 for hacking Instagram

Think your comments are safe? Think again.<p>A 10-year-old boy in Finland found a security flaw in photo-sharing service Instagram that allowed him to delete comments, Finnish news site <i>Iltalehti</i> reported.<p>Facebook paid the boy $10,000 for uncovering the security flaw. The social media giant routinely …

6 traits of great writing—according to a fourth-grade teacher

I’ve written several posts about my 10-year-old son and his developing writing skills. And though he may not share my alacrity for writing, his …

Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Developer Nick Lee has managed to hack a working version of Windows 95 onto his Apple Watch. The utility of this is close to zero — but it is hilarious to watch. It highlights how smart wristwatches like Apple Watch are now as powerful as (if not more than) desktop computers from the turn of the …

Apple Watch

Use WhatsApp On Your Linux Desktop With Whatsie

<b>Whatsie (beta) is a simple desktop client for WhatsApp Web, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.</b><br>WhatsApp Messenger is a popular (with more than …

Linux

Microsoft reveals all about Windows 10's Linux subsystem

The arrival of Bash in Windows 10 took many people by surprise, but it opens up a number of opportunities including the ability to run GUI Linux …

Linux

Hit: Windows XP (2001)

Released in 2001, Windows XP proved popular enough to last a good decade. It was Microsoft's first mass-market OS to support Windows NT, a powerful multiprocessing, multi-user OS.

This Mattress Will Tell You if You're Being Cheated On

Or maybe just if someone is jumping up and down on the bed.<p>The Durmet Smarttress is a Spanish-made mattress that pings your smartphone whenever it is “in use.”<p>Now, there are two ways you might market a mattress like that: You could skirt around the idea that this technology just might be used to …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

iPhone 5c hackers think they’re close to cracking iPhone 6

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, a.k.a. the mobile forensics firm which helped the FBI hack the iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case, is reportedly “optimistic” about hacking the more secure iPhone 6.<p>The story in this instance involves an Italian father, Leonardo Fabbretti, …

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

What $1.5m worth of limited edition Apple hardware looks like

Over the past 40 years, Apple has created several game-changing devices that have shaped the way the world thinks about technology.<p>Along the way, the company also released special editions of a few of its products – some of which were easy to buy back in the day and a couple that commanded higher …

Jony Ive

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

This app uses machine learning to let your iPhone see the world for itself

With AI Scry, you’ll never have to wonder how your iPhone would describe the world around you if it was capable of autonomous thinking.<p>Available for iOS, AI Scry is a new app that generates automatic descriptions of whatever appears in front of your phone’s camera.<p>Created by Oakland-based …

Machine Learning

Apple iOS Glitch Causes Users To See 'Ghost Emails' Dated January 1, 1970

You may remember that there was an Apple bug revealed last month that caused iPhones, iPads and iPods running on iOS 8.x or iOS 9.x to stop functioning if the date was manually changed to January 1, 1970. When Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, it addressed that bug and fixed it so this …

Google's AlphaGo AI Beat a World Champion at Go, and That's a Huge Deal

It may have only won a game, but this is a sign of truly amazing advances in artificial intelligence.<p>The Go-playing artificial intelligence computer system created by Google's DeepMind team called AlphaGo has defeated the second-ranked Go player in the world, South Korean Lee Se-dol. The victory is …