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Make Your Smartphone a Microscope With These Stick-On Lenses

Blips let you zoom way, way in.<p>Sometimes the best products are the simplest, executed really, really well. Since at least the early 1600s microscopes have helped civilization understand nature; it only makes sense that your modern pocket-sized supercomputer-slash-camera could do the same. All it …

Samsung showed off a new 6GB DRAM chip yesterday

Could it come to the Galaxy Note 6?<p>Samsung brought its 10 nanometer LPDDR4 6GB DRAM chip to a mobile conference in China yesterday. While that's impressive, the company didn't elaborate on where it plans to put all that memory — Samsung's old 20nm 6GB chip for mobile didn't get much use. Most …

Electronics Industry

Android Circuit: Galaxy Note 6 Release Date, Android's Dangerous Name, Nokia's Android Smartphone

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 challenging the Apple iPhone 7 Pro, Nokia’s return with Android, the developer releases of Android N and Wear 2.0, Lenovo revealing the 2016 edition of the Moto G, …

Mobile Technology

Sprint and AT&T launch competing iPhone 6S/6S Plus offers

The rival carriers are trying to lure in customers with their latest 'buy one, get one free' campaigns.<p>Looking for the latest iPhone? Well, Sprint and AT&T are launching similar "buy one, get one free" campaigns for Apple's big product.<p>The rival carriers said Friday the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6s and …

Mobile

How to delete your Instagram account

These days we share a lot of personal information with social networks. As the Facebook scandal has taught us, sometimes <b>a bit too much information</b>. While deleting yourself from all your social networks is a bit extreme, we understand that for some this might seem like the simplest solution to …

Social Media

The RAZR Is Coming Back (Yes, Really)

2004 was a big year. John Kerry was running for president, Gmail was launched, MySpace was still a thing, and a phone called the RAZR became the …

Science fiction can tell us a lot about our problems with artificial intelligence

Last year, an open letter with signatories including Stephen Hawking and Nick Bostrom called for AI to be of demonstrable benefit to humanity, or risk something that exceeds our ability to control it.<p>AI, as conceived of in popular culture, does not yet exist, even if autonomous and expert systems …

Artificial Intelligence

What 5 Other Companies Say About Netflix, Inc.

Image source: Netflix.<p><b>Netflix</b> is not the Albanian army anymore. The digital video veteran is becoming a media powerhouse, forcing the entertainment industry to pay close attention to the company.<p>And they do.<p>As this earnings season winds down, no less than 40 management teams have mentioned Netflix …

Minecraft is headed to China

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft, the insanely popular game it acquired when it bought Mojang for $2.5 billion, to China.<p>The U.S. firm announced today that it and Mojang, which continues to operate the world-building game, have struck a five-year agreement with top Chinese media firm NetEase to …

China

4 things Android N can do that iOS 9 can't

At Google's annual conference, its Android N operating system breaks new ground against Apple's iOS 9. However, in other ways, it's still playing catch-up.<p>During Google's annual developer's conference, Vice President of Engineering at Android Dave Burke introduced a handful of new features coming …

Android News

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

Nokia confirms another 1,000 layoffs in Finland

As a late Friday coda to this week’s news of Nokia’s old feature phone business getting sold once again, today Nokia quietly confirmed it is laying off 1,032 employees in its home market of Finland. The cuts will come across all business units, with half out of its HQ in Espoo. The majority of cuts …

Mobile Technology

Ciara Reminisces on First Billboard Music Awards Performance and Admits She's 'Nervous' to Host

When Ciara takes the <i>Billboard</i> Music Awards stage on Sunday, it will hardly be her first time, but it will be far different than in the past.<p>This …

Uma Thurman "Feels Violated" Following Kiss From Fiat Heir

"It is opportunism at its worst."<p>Uma Thurman spent part of the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes on Thursday locked in the worst kiss ever. Photos from the evening show Uma greeting Lapo Elkann, the heir to Fiat and the person behind a winning bid for a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show …

Kim Kardashian: "Kylie Dating Tyga Completely Broke Chyna's Heart"

She's got a lot to say about the situation.<p>Last week, news broke that Kylie Jenner and Tyga had officially split, thereby sort of ending that super-awkward breakup/makeup/engagement/baby situation between Kylie, Tyga, Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna, and also kind of Kim Kardashian (confusing, we …

Lindsay Lohan Is Reportedly Staging a Comeback, but Haven’t We Heard This Story Before?

According to Page Six, Lohan is rebooting her image.<p><b>Lindsay Lohan</b> has had a rough decade. You probably know that if you’re someone who generally absorbs any sort of pop culture-related news. The actress, who showed so much promise when she burst onto the scene in 1998’s <i>The Parent Trap,</i> has …

Lindsay Lohan