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Samsung adds another ally in its battle over HDR standards

This isn't exactly taking it back to the days of HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, but Samsung's fight to push HDR10+ as an alternative to Dolby Vision is heating up. We have more details on how the two standards compare right here, but one main feature is that both improve on regular HDR10 by allowing content …

Britain believes North Korea was behind 'WannaCry' NHS cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England.<p>Security Minister Ben Wallace said Britain believed "quite strongly" …

Samsung will be first to deliver big feature Apple couldn’t

Samsung will beat Apple to delivering a revolutionary new smartphone display, according to one reliable analyst.<p>The South Korean company’s next Galaxy Note will have a fingerprint-scanning screen, which Apple had to drop from iPhone X because it couldn’t be perfected in time for launch.<p>Apple says …

Galaxy Note

Samsung's building the first national network dedicated to smart cities

LoRaWAN hits the big time in Korea<p>Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom just announced plans to build a nationwide network in South Korea to connect the intelligent devices required for the smart cities of the future. It’s hailing the new LoRaWAN-based network as the world’s first for commercial use …

Smart Cities

HTC strikes back with the HTC 10

HTC's not giving up on premium smartphones just yet. After last year's One M9 failed to impress and the launch of the One A9 iPhone-lookalike was …

Microsoft Wants to Make Windows Blue Screen of Death Less Awful

If there’s one universal thing that Windows users dread it’s the Blue Screen of Death error message.<p>When the BSOD strikes, your monitor flashes to a …

This is the HTC 10

HTC is set to announce its next flagship smartphone tomorrow at a NYC event. But here it is early.<p>The leaked promotional video shows the evolution of HTC’s design with a chamfered edge, camera bump and oval-shaped home button — and like previous HTC devices, the next phone still looks like an …

The Galaxy Note 6 may bring an iris scanner alongside water resistance

It is common for OEMs these days to launch more than one flagship device on the market, as rarely one model alone is able to satisfy every segment of it. Often, like in the case of the just announced Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, manufacturers simply create different sized versions of the same phone, …

Phones

Check out the new LG G5: Fast performance, high-res screen and 2 back cameras

In this week's <i>Plugged In</i>, <i>Mashable</i> Tech Correspondent Ray Wong checks out LG's new flagship G5 Android and tells you how it <i>tries</i> to outperform its …

The biggest version of the iPhone 7 will have a unique feature

Ming Chi Kuo, one of the most accurate Apple analysts, laid out the case in a new research note for KGI Securities. According to reports, he believes that the larger iPhone 7 — the 5.5-inch "Plus" version — will come with a camera setup with two lenses, as has been predicted in the past.<p>From the …

IPhone 7

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …

Mobile Technology

Pelé sues Samsung for $30 million over 'lookalike' ad

Soccer star Pelé is suing Samsung for $30 million. The 75-year-old Brazilian athlete claims that the company used a lookalike of him in a full-page ad for its UHD TVs last year. According to a report from <i>Reuters</i>, Pelé filed the lawsuit in Chicago earlier this month, with the complaint noting that …

Apple’s OLED iPhone plans may include a 5.8-inch model next year

The evidence is strong that Apple is at least thinking about adding an OLED display to the iPhone, but now there's a suggestion that the company might also change the device's screen size. <i>9to5Mac</i> reports that the latest investor note from well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims the company …

Apple: What Liam the Robot Can't Do

What’s not to love about Liam?<p>As portrayed in the video that debuted at last week’s Apple event—and has since been viewed on YouTube 1.6 million …

LG G5 CAM Plus accessory starts at $69

When LG G5 originally debuted, one of the major selling features was its ability to take advantage of a number of modular accessories called “friends,” which could be hot swapped out of the device at a moment’s notice. This flexibility gave the device a bit of an LG-styled specialized edge over the …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence ( AI ) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers , the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost …

Samsung has a new music app for Galaxy users to test

Have a new Galaxy S7 or other Samsung Galaxy device running Android Marshmallow? Then the electronics giant wants you to kick the tires on Samsung Music. I'd explain what it is, but its name does that for me. The music app plays MP3, WMA, AAC and FLAC files, however, it's still in beta so it might …

Galaxy S7 speed test indicates Exynos-powered models are faster than Snapdragon versions

Months before the Galaxy S7 was officially announced, rumors surrounding the device predicted that some regions would get a model equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor while other markets received an Exynos-powered version. Those rumors came to pass, and early benchmarks suggested …

Galaxy S7 Giving iPhone 6s Trouble On (At Least) Two Fronts

A new Samsung or Apple phone is a game of one-upmanship. So, it shouldn’t come as a great shock that Samsung’s just-released phone is besting the iPhone 6s in (at least) two key areas.<p>Among a host of tweaks and improvements, Samsung has come through with a better camera and display. So, how does …

Phones

North Korea denies cyber attacks on South Korea officials

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday denied that it conducted cyber attacks against officials from rival South Korea, calling the South’s accusation that it did so a “fabrication”.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper …

North Korea

The Minix NEO C hub made my tiny MacBook a desktop powerhouse

On launch, Apple’s new MacBook didn’t have much going for it with regard to accessories. Now that USB-C is more familiar to device manufacturers, we’re getting some really powerful plug-in devices, and Minix’s NEO C is no different.<p>The hub plugs into a MacBook’s USB-C port and offers a lot of …

The tone between Apple and the FBI is now openly hostile

"It seems like disagreeing with the Department of Justice means you must be evil and anti-American."<p>As Apple and the FBI head to another hearing on the San Bernardino iPhone case, both sides are growing more aggressive — and the exchange is quickly turning negative. Hours ago, federal prosecutors …

Samsung launches a phone upgrade program of its own

With global smartphone sales decidedly flat, how can companies push new device sales? As expected, Samsung is following in Apple's footsteps by launching an upgrade program that will motivate users to get fresh models. According to <i>Reuters</i>, customers in South Korea who purchase the Galaxy S7 or S7 …

Galaxy S7 teardown reveals it’s ‘probably impossible’ to replace a cracked screen

The latest Galaxy S7 continues the trend of hard-to-fix smartphones. iFixit gives Samsung’s latest flagship device a 3/10 repairability score, noting how difficult it is to get into the device in the first place. And once you get in, it’s even harder to replace one component without damaging …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge<p>A sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge<p>A sexy alternative to the iPhone 6S Plus<p>If you asked me last year …

Galaxy S7 Edge unboxing and first 48 hours

One of the highlights of last month’s Mobile World Congress was undoubtedly Samsung’s introduction of the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and just a few weeks later, the new flagships are now starting to hit the shelves. With a few welcome improvements and refinements over last year’s handsets, …

Apple Campus 2: The Best March Drone Flyover

If construction on Apple’s new headquarters continues at the current pace, CEO Tim Cook told shareholders at Apple’s (aapl) Feb. 26 annual meeting, …

Tim Sweeney: Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform Must, And Will, Die

Strong words coming from Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney today. Microsoft has recently been making a push to unify the Windows platform across PC, Xbox and mobile, and Sweeney is not a fan. In an editorial in The Guardian, the veteran game developer argues that Microsoft is trying to close down the Windows …

These 2 phones could be the biggest threats to the iPhone 7

If history is any indication, Apple's next flagship smartphone (presumably called the iPhone 7) will make its debut in September.<p>The most significant competition it's likely to face, however, could arrive this month. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 are scheduled to make their debuts in the near …

Gear & Gadgets

Google testing a 100KW radio transmitter in New Mexico; possibly for Project SkyBender?

Google is working on something outlandish in the middle of New Mexico, according to recently filed FCC documents. The documents, first discovered by HackADay, show that Google is currently testing a 100KW radio transmitter at Spaceport America in New Mexico.<p>Many of the details in Google’s filing …

New Mexico