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Galaxy Note 8: Samsung hints at ‘richer multimedia functionalities’ coming to the flagship

Despite already creating one of the most impressive smartphones of 2017, Samsung still has two big releases scheduled before the year is over – the Galaxy S8 Active and the Galaxy Note 8. We recently found a full spec sheet for the former of those two phones, and during its earnings report …

Phones

I made my own wearable computer with a Raspberry Pi, and it was almost too easy

Ever since I read about the crazy wearable pioneers back in the ‘90s and early 2000s, I've wanted a wearable computer of my own. I had two major requirements, however: it had to be a computer, and I had to be able to wear it.<p>Smartphones, for the most part, have supplanted most people's interest in …

Samsung is reportedly prototyping a dual-screen smartphone

Samsung might be quietly prepping to follow up its excellent Galaxy S8 flagship with an even more impressive handset – and it could come with a futuristic dual-display design.<p>The company is reportedly developing a prototype for a smartphone with two displays connected to each other with a hinge in …

Hover Camera can now follow and record its owner sans phone

The term "selfie drones" may suggest an added level of convenience, but in reality, these machines still share one common pain point with conventional offerings: they need to be connected to a mobile device for initiation, mode selection and landing. The folks over at Zero Zero Robotics, however, …

Google and Bing to deprecate piracy websites

Internet users will find it harder to search for pirated films and music and illegally streamed live football matches under a new plan to crackdown on piracy websites.<p>Search engine companies Google and Bing have signed up to a voluntary code of practice aimed at preventing users from visiting …

Intellectual Property

Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to launch HoloLens v3 in 2019

Although the consumer-ready version of Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset is a while away, the company has made steady progress since it announced the project. Now, it looks like it might skip iterating its hardware and go straight to version three in 2019.<p>That’s according to sources who …

This stunning solar-powered Roman convention centre hides a building within a building

Its creators christened it "the floating space" but in Rome everybody knows it as "the cloud". The New Congress Centre opened in October 2016 after …

Android's instant tethering is now officially available

Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, more people should have access to it -- but it still only works with Pixel and Nexus devices. The …

Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you

"Follow me" is an up-and-coming feature on consumer drones, and then you've also got those that are foldable for the sake of portability. Very few devices carry both advantages, but Beijing startup Zero Zero Robotics has already gone further with its Hover Camera. As the name suggests, this drone …

Drones

If you want to work in tech, you need to know these two essential programming languages

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Web Design

The worst time of day to eat

Multi-tasking during meals is a no-no, yet most of us do it every day. Eating while emailing? I'm guilty. Having dinner while watching TV? Yep, I do that, too. Noshing on breakfast while walking to my car (and then into the office) in the mornings? Mmmhmm. Now, a new study abstract published in the …

China accused of hacking US firms even after cyber-peace treaty

A security firm is accusing China of attempting to hack American businesses and steal trade secrets, just weeks after signing a treaty not to. The claims come from researchers at CrowdStrike, which claims to monitor and prevent attacks on US businesses from foreign nations looking to swipe …

Alienware's Steam Machine is just as beautiful on the inside as it is the outside

Last week, Phil Kollar and I wrote up our thoughts on how Alienware's soon-to-be-released Steam Machine performs as a PC-meets-console. Today, I decided to see how it easy it is to take the sleek, little box apart for upgrading and just pointing and grinning.<p>Spoiler: It's SUPER easy. All you have …

Robots to build ‘self-repairing’ cities, fix street lamps & potholes

Judgment day and the rise of the machines just took an almighty step closer after an English university announced it is spending £4.2 million on a project to create “self-repairing cities” that employs robots to fix infrastructure problems.<p>Although not quite on the scale of Skynet and Terminator …

Lawyers are just as likely to lose their jobs to robots as truck drivers and factory workers

But white-collar workers like lawyers are equally at risk of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) that's cheaper and better than human workers, according to Jerry Kaplan, author of "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence."<p>Kaplan said any …

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

What Ashley Madison needed was quantum cryptography.<p>The same could be said for the U.S. Office of Professional Management, Home Depot and Anthem …

Quantum Mechanics

Excel 2016 introduces and streamlines data analysis capabilities | On MSFT

The pervasive tech of today without a doubt is big data. Companies and tools are springing up to analyze and visualize the massive amounts of data …

Analytics

This router will be the last thing you see before the internet consumes you

If you were wondering how Asus would respond to the challenge of Google's OnHub wireless router, wonder no longer. Forged in an off-world colony and teleported here by its own sheer power of will, the artfully titled RT-AC5300 is a wireless portal like no other. It takes the spaceship looks of …

Samsung launches SmartThings internet of things hub

Company bets on the Hub with open protocols to securely connect to range of sensors and third-party smarthome accessories as it takes on Apple and Google<p>Samsung has launched a new hub for smarthome devices, which it hopes will kickstart the evolution of the internet of things (IoT).<p>Its Hub will …

Internet of Things

Facebook picks an unusual coding language for anti-spam: Is Haskell future of computer programming languages?

Louis Brandy pauses before answering, needing some extra time to choose his words. “I’m going to get in so much trouble,” he says. The question, you …

6 futuristic 3D-printed clothes

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>3D printing is revolutionizing the way we make things, from buildings and cars to medical devices. But that's not all: Many forward-thinking designers in the fashion industry are using 3D printers to cut down on material waste and explore new possibilities for unique and exciting …

A former Google exec created a school to transform the way we teach kids

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Online Education

Detroit Rapper Dex Osama Murdered; Meek Mill, A$AP Mob & DeJ Loaf React

Dex Osama was shot and killed yesterday (September 7) outside of a strip club in his hometown of Detroit, WDIV reports. He was 21.<p>The rapper, whose …

New York’s Kennedy airport builds world’s first animal terminal – complete with flat-screen TVs

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York’s Kennedy airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year.<p>The ARK at JFK, its name inspired by Noah’s biblical vessel, will more than measure up to terminals for …

New Jersey

This could be Samsung's big and curvy Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

German Android fan site <i>All About Samsung</i> has posted images of what appears to be Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the upcoming super-sized version of the company's curved S6 Edge flagship. The S6 Edge Plus looks to be around the same height as the Galaxy Note 4, but slightly less wide, its curved …

PhotoFast flashdrive speedily shuffles data between Lightning and USB 3.0 devices

Storage space on Macbooks, iPhones, and iPads comes at a premium, making flash drives ideal for those who want to offload files. The PhotoFast …

iTunes Match via Apple Music isn't an improvement, and may ruin your existing library

Apple Music was designed to give us a central place for all of our music. A big part of that missive is iCloud, and the fiddly iTunes Match, which now resides in Apple Music. Did iTunes Match improve, though? The jury is still out.<p>Though Apple never outright said as much, slipping iTunes Match into …

Apple Music

A solar-powered plane traveling from Japan to Hawaii just hit the home stretch

Solar Impulse 2 had traveled 67 percent of the way to the tropical US state by 2100 GMT Wednesday, having flown 5,199 kilometers (3,230 miles) with 2,536 km more to go, according to the project.<p>By that time the plane and its veteran Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg had logged nearly 75 hours of …

Solar Impulse

Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date

Windows 10 comes out on July 29th, but you might have to wait until later to get it. Microsoft said today that it would be rolling out Windows 10 in waves, "slowly scaling up" the rollout as it sees how things are going. The intention seems to be playing it safe and making sure that Windows 10 is …

Microsoft Rolls Out The Latest Windows 10 Build To Its 5 Million Testers

Late last week, Microsoft kicked out another Windows 10 build, numbered 10162, to the ‘fast ring’ of its testing community.<p>The larger Windows Insider program has two groups, fast and slow, allowing people to select how raw they want their code. The build was rolled out to the larger group of …