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Googler says OnePlus’ USB Type-C adapter is not safe for latest Nexus devices

<i>Update, November 16: in a reply to an inquiry by Gadgets 360, OnePlus stated the following:</i><p><i>“The OnePlus USB Type-C cable and adapter are compliant with USB 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 protocols. They can safely be used with the OnePlus 2 to transfer data and charge the phone.”</i><p><i>Editor’s note: we’ve updated</i> …

This new Android phone is half the price of an iPhone and looks just as good

Smartphones seem to be getting bigger every year. (I currently use an iPhone 6S Plus, which is roughly the same size as Belgium.) As these devices get bigger, they become harder to carry around. But one Chinese smartphone company, called OnePlus, wants to buck the trend with its newest phone, the …

BlackBerry made a $700 Android phone, and it's really good

Instead of running the company's in-house BlackBerry mobile operating system, its newest phone, the Priv, is the first device from the company to run Android.<p>Don't be fooled, though. The Priv is still distinctly BlackBerry. There's the dark, classy look, the robust security, BlackBerry apps like …

Giant Haast's eagle attacking New Zealand moa (Art: John Megahan)

Engineers design magnetic cell sensors

MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The particles, …

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Meet the OnePlus X: Possibly the best budget-friendly Android smartphone on the market

After months of leaks, rumors and speculation, OnePlus has at last unveiled its latest smartphone, the OnePlus X. What’s particularly unusual about …

Zuckerberg: We have a 'moral' obligation to connect India to the Internet

Mark Zuckerberg is determined to expand Internet access in India, and the rest of the world for that matter.<p>The Facebook CEO repeated that ambition during a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. Zuckerberg told the audience of students and professionals …

Einstein's Secret of Productivity

A producer at [well known television show] said to me, "Whatever you do - don't ever ever say 'I don't know'. If you say that, we'll never ask you back."<p>Then, thrust into a dark room, miked up, camera pointing at me, the producer in my ear, "anddd...GO!" and six of us arguing about the worst, most …

This is the multi-billion dollar program behind the US military's runaway blimp

The rogue blimp is one of two airships that is part of the JLENS program — Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor Systems — built and designed by Raytheon.<p>The blimp, before breaking loose, was tethered alongside the other JLENS blimp in the Aberdeen Proving Ground in …

When Robots Colonize the Cosmos, Will They Be Conscious? (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Consciousness

Mark Zuckerberg on why he’s showing so much interest in India

Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage for a Townhall Q&A at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi today, where he revealed a handful of new stats and fielded questions from the packed audience.<p>The visit represented part of a whistle-stop tour of Asia that also saw the Facebook chief give a …

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Moon

As the full moon approaches, its growing brightness tends to capture our attention.<p>The full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of …

These are the 3 biggest obstacles to artificial intelligence, according to Google's researchers

Artificial intelligence (AI) has always played a huge part in many of Google's applications. Behind the scenes, AI powers Google's translation …

Stagefright makes a comeback, and more than 1 billion phones are vulnerable

The number of vulnerabilities found in Android’s Stagefright just grew, and this time devices from as far back as Android 1.0 are vulnerable to attack. This first vulnerability, affecting almost every Android device, is in “libutils” — and that’s just one of the vulnerabilities recently discovered …

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Embracing Android, BlackBerry may finally put its BB10 software out of its misery

The BlackBerry Priv could change everything for the embattled smartphone manufacturer.<p>The Priv, which the Canadian company confirmed Friday will come out in the fourth quarter, is the first of its products to run on Google's Android mobile software. The device marks a radical departure from …

Six things you should do after buying a new Android Phone

So, are changing your old Android Phone with a new multi-facet phones in the market? With companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony, Motorola and LG …

16 reasons Android phones are better than iPhones

But while iPhones might be selling like hotcakes, there are still a bunch of reasons why Android phones are better.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 quick look

Sony took the wraps off of their latest flagship offerings at an event in Berlin, ahead of IFA 2015, and introduced to the world the first smartphone to feature a display with a 4K resolution. Naturally, you may be wondering how Sony’s latest high-end device fares against its direct competition. …

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs LG G4 quick look

Sony just took the wraps off their latest flagship offerings, including one that is the first smartphone in the world to boast a display with a 4K resolution. Naturally, everyone will be curious to see how the latest high-end smartphone from Sony compares its flagship competition. Here is a quick …

Samsung Pay US beta launches for all carriers except Verizon

Samsung Pay will formally launch in the United States late next month, but if you want to try it before that, there's now a beta you can register for. It's open to anyone who owns a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ on all major carriers <i>except</i> for Verizon. If you've got AT&T, T-Mobile, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 possibly heading to India

Samsung seemed to have upset a few of its customers when it announced that the Galaxy Note 5 wouldn’t be launching in every region right away, but Indian consumers may be a little luckier. <i>SamMobile</i> has come across some test firmware for an Indian version of the handset with a build date created …

Line for Android updated with big focus on low-cost calling

Line, Japan’s popular mobile messaging app that has been struggling to grow beyond its home turf, today released an updated Android app (version 5.4.0) with a new focus on low-cost calling.<p>The rebranded Line Premium Call service, now known as Line Out, lets users make calls to mobiles and landlines …

Oukitel U6 has a secondary E-Ink display and a battery life of up to 120 hours

No, that is no typo on the title. The Oukitel U6 has an estimated battery life of up to 120 hours, granted that you are using only that secondary E-Ink display. Oukitel takes a hint from other manufacturers like Yota Devices and UMi, who have already implemented dual-screen applications. But this …

Mobile Technology

18 New And Notable (And 3 WTF) Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (8/11/15 - 8/24/15)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Review: Elegant phone, good battery and camera; will face-off with OnePlus 2- Tech Reviews, Firstpost

Samsung is on a phone-releasing spree. It has just released its latest A-series handset called the <b>Galaxy A8</b> in the Indian market for Rs 32,500 and …

Cortana for Android now available as public beta- Technology News, Firstpost

Earlier in <b>May this year</b>, Microsoft announced that it would bring its Siri-rival Cortana to Android. The latest news from the company now reveals that …