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[Rumored] iPhone 8 concept images with stainless steel sides and curved glass edges

As the report says 10th anniversary will<br>be the major update of its next generation <b>iPhone 8</b> featuring <b>glass casing</b> with<br>stainless steel frame like …

China foreign minister says wants to manage disputes with U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants dialogue with the new U.S. administration to manage disputes and promote bilateral relations, but only on the basis of respecting each other’s core interests, like the “one China” principle, China’s foreign minister said.<p>Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during …

China

5 biggest takeaways from Samsung's Note 7 battery fire announcement

Five months after releasing the doomed Galaxy Note 7 to much fanfare, Samsung revealed what caused its flagship device to go boom not once, but twice. This was Samsung fulfilling its promise to explain exactly what went wrong with the phone. The level of transparency was unusual for a company …

Researchers 3D Printed One of the Strongest LightWeight Materials

New materials are being developed all the time and this time researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have hit the jackpot. The …

Engineering

These smart locks will let you ditch your keys

Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door.<p>Today's crop of smart locks ($195 at Amazon.com) think they have a better way. All of them offer convenient, key-free access to your home, whether by code, by app, by proximity, …

Home Automation

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Universe

Apple Watch gets a Theater Mode in latest software update

Apple is planning on adding a new Theater Mode to the Apple Watch in the upcoming watchOS 3.2 update. According to Apple’s developer guide, Theater Mode easily allows users to mute sound and disable waking the screen when raising your wrist, making it ideal for those looking to avoid interrupting …

An Unavoidable Accident in a Self-Driving Car, Who Decides Who Will Die?

Self-driving cars are cool – there’s no denying it. But, there’s a lot of hard work and effort needed before they will be anywhere near perfect, and …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have bigger 'infinity' display, insiders say

Sources speaking exclusively to the Guardian reveal details of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, including an iris scanner, ahead of March launch<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and an iris scanner, the Guardian has learned.<p>The …

Samsung Galaxy

Will ‘bezel-less’ be the big smartphone design trend of 2017?

Throughout the past few years, many smartphone makers have decided to go the “bigger is better” route in terms of smartphone design. Samsung and other companies started introducing phones with 5-inch displays a few years ago, which was considered by many users and critics to be too big for people …

Phones

Galaxy S8’s best feature might have its own dedicated button

Looking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 …

Galaxy Note 7 explosion report: why did Samsung’s phablet blow up? (Video)

Samsung will live stream its Galaxy Note 7 explosion “event” on January 23 (22 in US), where the world is expecting to see and hear the conclusions …

Galaxy Note

Why the best smartwatch for your iPhone isn’t made by Apple

Samsung pushes the smartwatch Frontier<p>The best watch for the iPhone isn’t made by Apple. It’s a Samsung creation.<p>I was already a big fan of the Gear S3 Frontier when it came out late last year, but Samsung’s decision to add robust iOS support to its latest smartwatch has pushed my enthusiasm for …

Are you a 'la la la, I can't hear you' liberal? | Frances Robinson

A new study suggests that liberals have the same confirmation biases as right-wing people. That’s why we all need to do a better job at listening to others<p>It’s been a year of polarizing decisions. The US election, Brexit: a world of binary choices where everyone who disagrees is a hater, a loser, a …

Three Samsung patents show foldable smartphone and future Galaxy designs

The Galaxy X, once believed to be a phone that existed only in the laboratory, lives and has an announcement and release date timeframe. New patents …

No phone at all exploded in CeeLo Green’s hand

The hysteria over CeeLo Green’s well-being is finally over.<p>Usually the recording studio is a safe, peaceful place for people in the music industry. …

Russias tests its new autonomous nuclear submarine off the US coast – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>A collection of new emerging, and advanced technologies, combined with a new political landscape are helping nation states …

Iran close to Airbus deal, to get first jets in 2017: official

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran is close to finalizing a deal to buy dozens of passenger jets from Europe’s Airbus, having signed a $16.6 billion deal with Boeing earlier on Sunday, an Iranian official told Reuters.<p>The logo of Airbus is pictured during the Airbus A350-1000 maiden flight event in Colomiers …

Aviation

A hypersonic commercial plane that goes into space for insanely fast travel

The concept<p>The Paradoxal is a commercial supersonic/hypersonic passenger aircraft concept capable of flying on a sub-orbital parabolic trajectory between distant parts of the globe within hours. It uses a Rotary Ramjet engine as the air-breathing engine and then converts to a rocket to reach a …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Ten years ago, the Russian military embarked on a series of major reforms intended to restructure, modernize and equip...<p>Submarines and torpedoes are …

A History of the Flying Santas Who Brought Christmas to Lighthouses

Edward Rowe Snow waited for just the right moment to throw the doll out of the plane. It was December 1945, and Snow had finally gotten postwar …

Virgin Galactic tests new spaceplane

Replacement craft’s high-altitude glide test was first free flight since 2014 fatal accident<p>Virgin Galactic’s new VSS Unity spaceplane has flown free for the first time this week. It was released from its carrier aircraft at 10:40am EST. After a 10-minute glide, it landed back on its runway in …

Japanese spacecraft lifts off with ISS supplies on board

The ISS crew won't have to worry about running out of supplies this holiday season. Japan's space agency loaded its ship called Kounotori 6 with 4.5 tons of food, water, spare parts and experimental hardware before sending it off to the ISS on top of an H-IIB rocket. Over a week ago, the Russian …

Former ambassador to Russia: Putin wanted 'revenge' against Clinton

Russia interfered in the U.S. elections to get revenge against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump voter fraud commission member says …

Donald Trump

Fitbit Formally Confirms Pebble Acquisition leaving Pebble Users Angry

<b>Pebble announced this week that accessories will still be available from sites such as Amazon.com. If you are an owner of this wearable smartwatch</b> …

Lexus' insane LED-covered car, and more in the week that was

Transportation startup Lucid Motors is working on an electric car to rival the Tesla Model S, and it just announced plans to build a $700 million manufacturing facility to bring it to fruition. Meanwhile, Lexus unveiled a mind-blowing car covered with 41,999 LEDs that can change colors at a whim. …

Somalia: Car bomb leaves at least 20 dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 20 people have died, while 15 have sustained injuries<b>,</b> after a car bomb exploded in Somalia on Sunday morning.<p>Around 7:30 a.m. local time, Somali Police Officer Major Ahmed Ibrahim told CNN that an attacker rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into the main entrance of a port in …

Italy’s Muslims Celebrate Christmas to Calm Integration Fears

As the Christmas season kicks off in Italy, which refuses to officially recognize Islam, the country’s newest Muslims try to integrate at any …

The hunt for Norway's perfect Christmas tree

Each year, deep in a Norwegian wood, a tree destined for Trafalgar Square is carefully chosen and ceremoniously felled. Christian House shares the moment<p>High above me, veiled in a freezing mist, a woodsman is climbing up<br>a colossal spruce in the name of Anglo-Norwegian relations. I’m in the depths …