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Galaxy Note 5 launch reportedly set for August 13

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphones have leaked a lot over the past few weeks but unlike most smartphone launches, the rumours don’t seem to conflict too much. One thing that has been accepted as almost-fact is that the Samsung will defer away from its usual IFA …

Phones

You Can No Longer Leave App Store Reviews If You Run A Beta Version Of iOS

File this under notable PSA: Apple just implemented a change that prevents users with devices running its latest iOS beta (that’s iOS 9 right now) from leaving reviews in the App Store.<p>This is a sensible and wholly logical move since beta versions of iOS are works in progress which may affect or …

Nokia on verge of unveiling virtual reality hardware

Tech's plucky comeback kid Nokia is apparently on the verge of unveiling a major virtual reality project. According to <i>Re/code</i>, Nokia will show off …

Leada launches to help students apply their data science knowledge to real-world projects

For those entering post-secondary and graduate levels of education, the world becomes all about experiences. Students are not wondering why they’re learning a particular theory, lesson, or exercise, but rather how to apply it to the real world. Technology has helped to bridge the gap between the …

College & University

Nourish is a countertop device that'll mix dietary supplements based on your fitness data

Nutrition is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. At least, that’s what the folks at FitNatic are trying to prove with the Nourish, a personal nutritionist, ingredient mixer and supplement store all in one, launching today on Indiegogo.<p>https://vimeo.com/134201899<p>The basic concept is relatively …

Nutrition
Gaming

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is your next work computer

Once the console got a Netflix app circa 2008, we spent even more time together. Just about the only thing I didn't use it for was getting any kind of work done. It's a games console, after all.<p>But the Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360, is increasingly well-positioned to do everything — …

Microsoft Office

WhatsApp (Android) now lets you mark chats as unread

WhatsApp has been updated on Android with a few useful new features, including an option to mark conversations as unread, as spotted by Android Police.<p>Tap and hold on any conversation pane and you’ll spot the new feature at the bottom of the menu. It adds a green circle to your selected chat so …

Apps

Twitch starts dumping Flash for HTML5

Twitch is ditching Flash. The first step is a redesign of its video player controls, swapping out the old Flash model for shiny, new HTML5 and Javascript controls. Twitch videos are still Flash-based for now, but this is all in preparation for a full HTML5 player. The new controls will be rolled …

Z E1: a connected high-quality camera with interchangeable lenses

Small cameras are convenient, but they are often very limited. A new Kickstarter project aims to change this standard by offering a product that is portable, yet offers the advantages of a full-sized, expensive camera. They call it the E1 by Z, and it looks rather promising.<p>What makes the Z …

Cameras

This is what the OnePlus 2 looks like

The OnePlus 2 phone is set to launch in less than a week, but you can get a good look at the device right now, courtesy of Chinese wireless regulator Tenaa.<p>You’ll notice a fingerprint reader below the screen on the front. Engadget noted that the back has a camera with a similar configuration to …

Mobile Technology

Sony joins with ZMP to launch drone company

Sony Mobile, the wholly owned Sony subsidiary formerly known as Sony Ericsson, is going upwardly mobile by teaming up with Japanese robotics firm ZMP …

Official third-party Apple Watch stands and docks with integrated chargers on the way

Apple will soon let manufacturers in its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program include charging pads for the Apple Watch directly in their accessories, according to sources. Currently, dock makers can only offer charging by making unsightly openings in their docks for Apple’s official …

Smartwatches

Touch ID built into iPhone display one step closer as third-party company announces new tech

The possibility of Apple embedding the Home button into the display of a future iPhone model got a step closer today as a third-party company announced technology that allows fingerprints to be read through Gorilla Glass.<p><i>TNW</i> reports that Sonavation has developed ultrasonic fingerprint sensors …

Mobile Technology

Yuri Milner will spend $100 million to look for aliens

Russian entrepreneur's Project Breakthrough seeks radio signals from intelligent life<p>Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to fund a new search for extraterrestrial life. The venture capitalist announced the initiative at a press conference today in London, alongside Stephen …

Aliens

Samsung's new tablets are thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S2, a new Android tablet that’s available in two sizes and is only 5.6mm thick — that’s 0.6mm less than Apple’s iPad Air 2.<p>The Tab S2 comes in your choice of 9.7-inch (389g/13.7oz) or 8-inch (265g/9.34oz) screen sizes, with a 2048×1536 pixel Super AMOLED display. …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Exciting iPhone 6 iOS 9 Features

Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is due to arrive this fall and many users are already testing out the new iOS 9 features as part of a public beta. The …

Get Paid Bitcoins to Play Mobile Games

Advertisement<p><b>Searching the Google Play store for Bitcoin-related applications can be a somewhat harrowing experience.</b><p>Invariably one will come across …

Mobile Gaming

'Street Fighter V' will get new characters, but you'll have to fight for them

<i>Street Fighter V</i> will consistently offer new characters after its launch, but players will have to work for them.<p>The popular fighting-game franchise …

Google is testing a 'Purchase on Google' feature to let you buy directly from mobile ads

It may be the middle of summer in the US, but retailers are already gearing up for Back to School season. Today, Google announced a series of new search features to help consumers easily shop both via mobile and in-stores.<p>In the next few weeks, Google will be testing a new feature called “Purchases …

eCommerce
IT
Mobile Technology

VPN Maker CyberGhost Aims To Grow A Privacy Hub In Eastern Europe

Earlier this year a London-based cyber security incubator called CyLon opened its doors. Now Europe is getting a pro-privacy bootcamp program, with bootstrapped Romania-based VPN startup CyberGhost this week kicking off a search for startups wanting support to build privacy tech.<p>Where London’s …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

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 …

Samsung

Cute robot politely shows self-awareness

A robot allegedly demonstrates basic self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle.<p>We're a very long way from a robot that can think like a human -- if, indeed, it's a possibility at all -- but if it is going to happen, several things have to fall into place.<p>One big step toward a …

The Apple Watch Sport could debut in gold and rose gold later this year

A reputable analyst is predicting the Apple Watch Sport will come in yellow and rose gold. And we won’t have to wait for the Apple Watch 2 to get those colors: They’ll be available alongside the iPhone 6s later this year.<p>In a new note, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo — who is consistently the best and …

Smartwatches