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Google's Move Mirror experiment matches images to your poses in real time

<b>What just happened?</b> Machine learning is finding a multitude of applications in the modern world, but Google wants to show that it can be used in less …

Machine Learning

Samsung's texting app is randomly sending messages and photos

Ever had the lingering fear that you'd inadvertently message the wrong phone contact? For some Samsung phone owners, that appears to have come true. Users on Samsung's community forums and Reddit have reported their phone's official Messages app randomly sending photos and scheduled texts to other …

Samsung phones sent photos to random contacts, users say

Samsung is investigating reports that its default text messaging app on the Galaxy S8 and S9 smartphones is sending photos to random contacts without permission.<p>Users posted complaints on Reddit and Samsung’s support forums about a strange issue that appears to be silently sending photos to random …

Apps

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

<b>Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.</b><p>Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work.<p>HP said more than 460 …

IT security

Pimax 8K VR Headset Passes $1 Million In Funding On Kickstarter (video)

With still 39 days remaining on its Kickstarter campaign the world’s first 8K virtual reality headset created by Pimax has already passed $1 million …

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

Batteries

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Disney's aluminum room charges your phone, no wires required

Researchers have created a way for you to charge your phone wirelessly just by standing in a room.<p>In a paper published to scientific journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> titled “Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer,” three authors detail their process. Disney Research, who funded the …

Wireless Charging

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

In the five frenzied days since its American release, Pokémon Go has become an economic and cultural sensation. Downloaded by millions, the game has boosted Nintendo's market value by $9 billion (and counting), made a major case for augmented reality as the gaming format of the future, and led to a …

Pokémon

Batmobile Infographic Breaks Down the Speed, Cost, and Specs of Movie Vehicles

Nintendo Plus Delivers a Combination of Smartphone and Handheld Game Console

The Nintendo Plus delivers a pretty cool combination of smartphone and handheld game console. Like the idea? Let’s keep going for the concept …

Retrogaming

Face-tracking software lets you make anyone say anything in real time

You know how they say, "Show me pictures or video, or it didn't happen"?<p>Well, the days when you could trust what you see on video in real time are …

Star Wars: Darth Maul movie made by fans over the course of two years

Darth Maul, the villain from <i>Star Wars’</i> <i>Episode I – The Phantom Menace</i> is getting his time in the spotlight in a new fan-made film released on YouTube …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Headphones

Mad Catz has a gaming pad for Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Now that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are officially out of the bag, it's time for peripheral makers to introduce products for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones. Not surprisingly, Mad Catz is spearheading that movement. The company has brought a refreshed version of its S.U.R.F.R mobile gamepad …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Watchlist

Your ability to read this message reveals something incredible about the mind

Can you read the message below?<p>That's not exactly true — just about everybody can read the message with ease. But according to one scientist, our ability to read such messages reveals something pretty incredible about the brain.<p>Interpreting passages like this hardly activates the section of the …

Online Life

TwelveSouth debuts BookBook cases for slimmer iPad Air 2 + mini 4, teases iPad Pro edition

TwelveSouth, maker of stylish accessories for Apple products, is out today with new versions of its signature BookBook case fit for the slimmer iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. In addition, TwelveSouth’s also showing off the upcoming iPad Pro version of the BookBook case. If you’re unfamiliar, …

IPad Air

Popcorn Time makes a comeback

Popcorn Time has made a comeback with the launch of its new Web version – Popcorn Time Online – that allows users to stream all of the movies and TV shows it offers (illegally) directly in their browser using a new app called Torrents Time.<p>Users can download Torrents Time directly on their computer …

Popcorn Time

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

WiFi standards explained: what you should know about the new 802.11 ad, ah & af standards

WiFi is a crucial technology found inside our smartphones that we all use every day, but if you’ve ever stared a little longer at a spec sheet or your home network router you will probably have noticed that there are a few different number and letter combinations tagged on the end. These different …

Wi-Fi

See the radio waves constantly bathing you with this app

Whether or not you realize it, there are radio waves constantly washing over you. Thanks to the countless WiFi routers, cellular towers, and GPS satellites (not to mention all the Bluetooth and other smaller wireless devices) the air is literally just a sea of energy. <i>Architecture of Radio</i> is an app …

Swytch lets you use up to five 'burner' UK phone numbers from a single device

If the idea of merging your work and personal contacts fills you with horror, but a dual-SIM phone doesn’t fulfil your needs, then Swytch’s app for iOS and Android devices could be right up your street.<p>In essence, all you need to do is download the app and register a new number, which qualifies you …

Apps

World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

Austria

LG’s double-sided TV offers a twin peek into the future of OLED displays

Every year, manufacturers roll out a brand new kind of smart television at IFA that turns heads, but this year LG unveiled something that <i>really</i> …

iPad app reveals the hidden waves of Wi-Fi and cell signals flowing around us

When you're looking for a Wi-Fi signal, it's sometimes fun to imagine that you might one day be able to see the waves of available Internet access as …

iPad Apps

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now. It was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014, but it’s not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google …

Virtual Reality

Sony's New PS4 Projector Costs As Much As The Console

Sony hasn’t had a terribly large presence at Gamescom this year, certainly not at the level of Microsoft which actually had a full-on stage show earlier in the week. But they have debuted one interesting new piece of tech for the PS4 which could almost work as a quasi-answer to Microsoft’s new …

Make Your Own 3D Printed SPIDER-MAN Mask