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Saudi minister sees deals with UK during crown prince's visit | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia expects to sign agreements with Britain covering a range of issues during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to London this week, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during an …

Saudi Arabia

Android P is on the way, so which confectionery will it be named after?

Which confectionery will Android P be named after?<p>Android Oreo is still M.I.A. on some major flagships (we're looking at you, Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and …

Intel will bring 5G to laptops in 2019

5G hardware is closer than you think. Intel's upcoming XMM 8000 series modems will power 5G in notebooks in the second half of 2019, the company announced today. That'll include machines from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft. (Yes, that means we'll see a 5G Surface next year.) You can expect their …

Prototype satellite makes way for 4K 'Earth observation'

British company Earth-i confirmed the successful launch of a prototype satellite earlier today. Called the CARBONITE-2, it's an early test version of a planned constellation (the Vivid-i) that will be the first network bringing full color, full motion video from Earth's orbit.<p>The prototype …

Space Exploration

Three expands ‘Feel at Home’ roaming to 11 more destinations

Three has always been ahead of the pack when it comes to international roaming; it abolished charges in Europe well before the European Union made it law last June. The network has also expanded its "Feel at Home" program to other locations outside of the continent, including Australia, Brazil and …

Samsung's 'graphene balls' could make phone batteries last longer and charge faster

While modern smartphones can make those from 15 years ago look like something from the Flintstones, classic handsets were able to boast extensive …

US military's new B-21 stealth bomber has Star Trek-inspired 'invisibility cloak'

The B-21 bomber being made as part of an $80 billion Northrop Grumman contract.<p>US military officials are in the process of building the next …

Firefox Quantum is available now – here's why it's so damn speedy

Mozilla’s long-awaited Firefox Quantum browser launched today. But if you’re still sat on the fence about whether you want to upgrade, perhaps this will persuade you. TNW spoke to Nick Nguyen, Vice President of Product at Firefox, about what punters can expect from Quantum, and how it actually …

Android Oreo 8.1 will highlight which apps are draining your phone’s battery, and why

Google has made a lot of moves in the past couple of years to improve Android’s battery consumption levels, but sometimes you’ll run into a rogue app that drains your battery faster than expected. Now, in Android 8.1, Google is going to call out apps that are hogging your battery.<p>You’ve always been …

Tories defeated on NHS pay rise motion after DUP backs Labour

The Conservatives have suffered a defeat in the Commons on a Labour motion calling for higher wages for NHS staff and an end to the public sector pay …

New 8,400 mile route will link London to Tokyo via train

Passengers might soon be able to travel from London to Tokyo on the Trans-Siberian railway via an 8,400 mile route, in an ambitious proposal by the …

Eastern Europe

Android 8.0 Oreo’s Default Print Service eliminates the need for printer plugins

The longer that Android 8.0 Oreo is out in the wild, the more features we’re quickly finding that exist within Google’s latest update to its mobile OS. We’ve already spotted quite a few new additions, with the latest feature finally resolving one of Android’s biggest pain points.<p>Up until now, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Expected Features: 4K Displays, 4 Cameras And 7nm Processor

Samsung seems to be having a good year especially after the last one that was affected by the Note 7 crisis. The company’s Galaxy S8 introduced new …

AMD RX Vega Graphics Card Revealed: Liquid-Cooled And Air-Cooled Models Coming In August

PC enthusiasts are waiting patiently for AMD’s return to the high-end desktop market, with Nvidia enjoying a dominant time, especially with stock of AMD’s RX 580 dwindling due to virtual currency mining. Today, though, we got our first view of its new RX Vega graphics cards.<p>There will be two models …

Graphics Cards

Nintendo Just Announced a Super Nintendo Classic Edition

The Super Nintendo Classic Edition exists, and you can buy one on September 29, Nintendo revealed Monday in a surprise (and bombshell) press …

Retrogaming

Massive Leak Reveals Monster 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor: Should AMD Be Worried?

Who wants an 18-core, 36-thread desktop processor? Well, this could be on the cards in the near future as the latest rumor points at Intel not stopping at just a measly 12-cores with its imminent launch of its X299 platform and Skylake-X processors. Instead, there could be 14-core, 16-core and even …

Computer Hardware
Computer Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: To infinity and beyond?

For the last two weeks I’ve been approached by at least 10 people for the same two questions that always came together. The first was: <i>Oh, Is that the</i> …

Phones

Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can …

Apps
Metadata

The Galaxy S8 is evidence of Samsung's changing attitude to bloatware

Remember back when we all used to have a field day bashing Samsung bloatware? There was sooo much of it, you couldn’t disable or uninstall it, and most things duplicated stuff that Google already did perfectly well (and also pre-installed on Galaxy phones). But starting with the Galaxy S6, Samsung …

Apps

Next-generation DDR5 RAM will double the speed of DDR4 in 2018 | Ars Technica

It will take longer than that to make it to your PC, though.<p>You may have just upgraded your computer to use DDR4 recently or you may still be using …

Computer Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S8: Hands on with the world's most ambitious phone

Samsung has a lot riding on the S8. Its last big phone launch went down in flames, Apple’s iPhone 7 is setting sales records even without a headphone jack, and to make matters worse it now has fierce competition from Google’s Pixel.<p>The company certainly isn’t shying away from expectations though. …

Android O will make it easier to add custom ringtones and notification sounds

For all of its customization benefits, Android has never been well known for having the most user-friendly settings options. Case in point: setting a custom ringtone for devices running the AOSP version of Android has, in the past, involved plugging your phone into your computer to drag and drop …

Android News

Super Mario Run is finally making its way to Android on March 23

Nintendo has finally announced that Super Mario Run will arrive on the Play Store on March 23. This has been a long time coming for Android users, since Nintendo released the game on iOS back in December. Previously, Nintendo confirmed that Super Mario Run would arrive on the Play Store in March …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Pre-orders To Go Live Tomorrow, Pricing and Availability Confirmed

Samsung introduced the all new Galaxy Tab S and it was rumored to go up on pre-orders in the United States carrying a $599.99 price tag.<p>Samsung has …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

'Star Trek' earphones that translate foreign languages in real-time to go on sale by late 2017

Waverly Labs' Pilot earpieces can be pre-ordered now for $250.<p>Navigating new and unfamiliar places is much easier if you're able to communicate with …

Samsung Galaxy S8 pics continue to pop up and these are the best yet

Samsung might be officially unveiling its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship soon, but images of the new handset keep rolling in – and these might be the best ones yet.<p>Following the stunning S8 photos revealed by serial leaker Evan Blass earlier this week, tech outlet BGR has obtained another fresh batch …

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 render gives us a better look at its extra button

We’re only days away from the official launch of Samsung’s next flagship phone, but that doesn’t mean that leaks about the device will run dry until then.<p>Today, insider Evan Blass has shared a render of the Samsung Galaxy S8 which looks like it might be legit. Look closely, and you’ll spot some …