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'OK. Let’s do it!' An oral history of how NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn came to be

‘OK. Let’s do it!’ An oral history of how NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn came to be<p>In the predawn hours Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make a suicide dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, vaporizing like a tiny meteor in the vast Saturnian sky.<p>It will be a fiery end for a spacecraft built and …

The Best Ways to Watch the Eclipse Online (No Viewing Glasses Required)

Eclipse day is finally here. This afternoon, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow in a thick swath across the United …

GoPro: Tempest Freerunning Academy with Jason Paul

WannaCry ransomware attack linked to North Korea

Code discovered in the WannaCry worm also has been found in backdoor code used by a hacking group tied to North Korea's government.<p>Security researchers say they've found evidence that suggests a state-sponsored hacking group in North Korea may be behind the global WannaCry ransomware hack.<p>Neel …

Despite Samsung's best efforts, the smartphone can't replace your computer yet

Samsung's latest trick: turning your smartphone into a full-on desktop computer. That trick is also tied to the very obvious question: "Why would I need that?"<p>The theory is that smartphones are so powerful that they're the only computer you need in many cases. So why not create a way to make it …

What Are QLED TVs? Samsung's New Screen Technology Explained

In a world where OLED, LCD, HDR and a slew of other acronyms are all vying for your attention, more abbreviations just add to the confusing alphabet …

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Video: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8's camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has taken some heat for not changing much in its cameras compared to last year's S7. But if you only focus the hardware, you …

Results are in: The best Android smartphone camera is...

Which Android smartphone has the best camera and sets the benchmark that other manufacturers need to aim for? We set out to answer this question with an impromptu camera shootout in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, and in traditional fashion, <b>YOU</b> chose which smartphone had the best camera!<p>Our …

Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered connected speaker just got leaked (Update: now official)

<b>Update:</b> Following the news from earlier today regarding the Harman Kardon Invoke leak, the manufacturer has now officially announced the connected speaker.<p>“Invoke, with Cortana, is a voice-activated speaker that can play your favorite music, manage calendars and activities, set reminders, check …

Samsung also removes UFS 2.1 mention on Galaxy S8 spec

Like Huawei in the fallout from the memory substitution scandal, Samsung has also quietly removed specific mention of UFS 2.1 from the Galaxy S8 product spec. Samsung originally highlighted UFS 2.1 memory in its promotional material but actually uses a mixture of UFS 2.1 and UFS 2.0 memory in its …

Galaxy S8+ review: Samsung catches fire (this time, in a good way)

Smartphone screens have only had a few major evolutions in the last 10 years:<p>The first iPhone in 2007 had an impressive enough display for its time, …

New Galaxy Note 8 renders will make you want to wait for it

The Galaxy S8 is a winner but the Note 8 could be the best phone of 2017. Bixby comes to the S8 in Korea and Google I/O will bring more of everything.

Tizen 3.0 might be more powerful than you expect on Samsung’s new phone

It’s a low bar, but Samsung is still vaulting over it<p>There are two new Samsung products in the pipeline that seem rote, but are worth paying attention to. The first is Tizen 3.0, the latest version of the company’s multi-purpose OS; and the second is the Samsung Z4, which will be the first phone to …

Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Waymo is in the midst of a contentious lawsuit against …

The 3 Best And Worst Things About The Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s latest and greatest is finally arriving on the doorsteps of excited phone buyers all over the world. The Galaxy S8 brings an attractive design, the latest Snapdragon chip, and Android Nougat the the table. Sure, it has a lot going for it, but should you buy one for $700 or more? To help …

Kobo has acquired Shelfie, an app that allows readers to buy discounted ebooks

The app was shut down in January<p>Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader, has announced that it has acquired Shelfie, an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.<p>The deal …

The Galaxy S8's misplaced fingerprint scanner was probably a last-minute change

Ask anyone to tell you where a smartphone's fingerprint reader should be and, though the answers will vary, you'll never be told "off center, right next to the camera lens on the back." But lo and behold, that's exactly where Samsung plopped <i>its</i> fingerprint scanner on the new (and otherwise …

Microsoft is selling its own Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition

Samsung originally bundled Microsoft’s Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote apps on the Galaxy S6 and S7, but it appears things are a little different this year. Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8 handset yesterday, and now Microsoft is planning to offer its own customized version. The Samsung Galaxy S8 …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a pressure-sensitive home button built into the screen

After years of sticking to physical keys, Samsung is switching over to on-screen buttons for the Galaxy S8 — but it's putting a bit of a twist on them.<p>Like nearly all other Android phones, the Galaxy S8 will display a bar of three buttons at the bottom of the screen: multitasking, home, and back. …

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 image reveals camera launch shortcut

Some of Samsung’s smartphones have a great feature that allows you to launch the camera quickly. In hopes of not missing a photo opportunity, all you have to do is press the home button twice.<p>The upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ won’t have a home button, which brings up the question of how exactly will …

Here's How to Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 Unveiling

Samsung is planning to hold a major press event in New York City on March 29 to unveil its next flagship handset. But those not in attendance can …

AI star Andrew Ng announces departure from Chinese tech giant Baidu

Ng founded Google Brain<p>The AI ambitions of Chinese tech giant Baidu have received a setback this morning, with the news that the company’s chief scientist, Andrew Ng, is leaving the firm in April. Ng moved to Baidu in 2014 from online education platform Coursera after previously founding the Google …

Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and cost around $350

A delayed product is better than no product<p>The connected denim smart jacket made in partnership between Levi’s and Google’s ATAP division now has a price tag, but its release date has been pushed from this spring to the fall. The jacket, which will cost around $350 when it goes on sale, is the …

New leaked pictures show off Galaxy S8 and S8+ side by side

We’ve known for a while that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two flavors: a regular version 5.7-inch display model and a massive 6.2-inch S8+. Now, thanks to a new batch of pictures from <i>Slash Leaks</i> we’ve finally gotten to see how the two phones match up side by side.<p><img …

Here’s the Samsung Galaxy S8 in black

It looks like pulling the Galaxy Note 7 from the market last year greatly increased interest in Samsung’s 2017 flagship. The reason we say that is …