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The Surprising Way a Supermarket Changed the World

Picking up a basket while grocery shopping may seem second nature now, but the idea was once groundbreaking. And that was far from the only thing …

eCommerce

Children's bedrooms around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> A child's bedroom often expresses their identity. From brightly colored walls filled with posters to toys and books scattered around, it is truly their place of comfort. But for some children around the world, their bedroom is no more than a mat outside or a collection of old sheets, tires …

Save the Children

Tesla says France fire caused by badly tightened connection

PARIS (AP) — Tesla says that a fire in one of its electric cars in France broke out because an electrical connection had not been tightened …

Prostate Cancer Treatment Doesn't Save More Lives Than Active Surveillance

Prostate cancer has always been an exception in the cancer field. Unlike most forms of the disease, it’s slow-growing, and while it can be fatal, in …

Cancer

Windows tests snoozing tabs in edge, will deprecate old builds

Microsoft just released its latest Insider build of Windows 10 to the fast ring. The most notable feature is a newfangled ability to ‘snooze’ tabs in Edge so that Cortana nags you to read them later.<p>The idea is that many people – including yours truly – open up a myriad of tabs as a sort of to-do …

Apple Watch Series 2 review: work it out

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Android Wear hopefuls call timeout on smartwatches

Time stands still for some in the smartwatch market.<p>With Apple set to release "Series 2" of its Watch and Samsung prepping its Gear S3 timepiece, many of the biggest players that have embraced Google's Android Wear software have decided to hit pause on their own efforts.<p>LG, Huawei and Lenovo's …

Wearable Tech

Chinese Android phone takes copying Apple to another level

Forget Comcast, ZTE takes the cake with the most blatant Apple-ripoff-of-the-month award. The Chinese company’s latest handset, the Blade S6, is clearly… <i>inspired</i> by the iPhone.<p>While it doesn’t have the identical chamfered edges of Samsung’s upcoming phone, it does copy the most iconic part of every …

Samsung's fanless ATIV Book 9 laptop will be available on March 1st

It looked pretty good at CES, and now it's (almost) here<p>Samsung's new ATIV Book 9 was announced this year at CES, and now it has a release date. The all-aluminum ultrabook, which looks like Samsung's strongest answer to the MacBook Air yet, will be available beginning March 1st. At 0.46-inches …

Apple constructing outdoor building next to Yerba Buena, likely demo area for Watch event on March 9th

We have received images of a white building under construction behind the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, the venue for Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event on March 9th. The tipster said that security guards are patrolling the scene, wearing ‘Apple Security’ shirts, confirming the connection between the …

Kwikset's Kevo smart lock adds Android support (sort of)

Months after the launch of the invite-only Kevo Beta Program for Android Lollipop, an official control app for the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt is now live on the Google Play Store.<p>Lack of Android support has been a key criticism of UniKey's smart lock since its release back in 2013. The Kevo …

Android News

Apple Watch will eventually replace your car keys

During his whirlwind tour of the Middle East and Europe, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been leaving little breadcrumbs of Apple Watch revelations.<p>There was the confirmation that the Watch will be showerproof in Germany, and now Cook has said it will eventually replace your car keys.<p>Cook was greeted with a …

Microsoft accidentally announces the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft is holding a press event at Mobile World Congress tomorrow morning to announce new Lumia devices, but that’s not stopping the software maker from revealing things a little early. Microsoft’s news center accidentally published a blank article announcing the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two …

The Huawei Watch Brings Serious Style To Android Wear

A somewhat unlikely suspect might just have revealed the best-looking Android Wear-powered device: The Huawei Watch, from the gadget-maker of the same name, made its official debut onstage today at Mobile World Congress, and it’s easily one of the best looking devices ever to sport Google’s …

Wear OS

LG Watch Urbane comes in two, vastly different flavors

BARCELONA - LG, a company that traditionally announces its products days before the Mobile World Congress, has managed to surprise this year. We knew …

This is the HTC One M9

Surprise! After months of speculation and leaks, HTC is finally ready to show the world its latest flagship, the One M9. Sorry to disappoint, but those leaks were, for the most part, spot on. As they suggested, there's no major change in terms of industrial design here; the M9 looks a lot like the …

Apple Watch reportedly has low-energy 'power reserve' mode

We're just over a week away from learning a whole lot more about the Apple Watch, but <i>The New York Times</i> has just revealed a few more details about the new smartwatch. Apple employees involved with the project tell the paper that there will be a special battery stretch feature called "Power …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

Huawei Watch Leaks Ahead Of MWC And It's Kind Of Hot, With Android Wear

Mobile World Congress, in beautiful Barcelona Spain, starts next week and the leaks and early tip offs are now flowing fast and furious. Today, an unlikely horse in the smartwatch race has emerged and its carrying the Android Wear flag to take on the Apple Watch that’s expected to be formally …

LG Watch Urbane hands-on – Android Wear in metal

You can’t accuse LG of slacking on Android Wear, with the LG Watch Urbane the third model to run Google’s smartwatch platform. Announced a few weeks …

Wearable Tech

AT&T is the first carrier to confirm it will sell the world’s sexiest new Android watch

Smartwatch fans have precious few choices when it comes to devices that don’t look like a terrible cross between a Swatch watch and a Casio wrist …

Samsung Makes The Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Official: Exynos Chips, Metal Frames, And Important Changes For Android's De Facto Flagship

We've seen them leaked to death, we've seen months of rumors and speculation. Now we have verified info on the real deal: Samsung's double flagship …

HTC One M9 First Impressions: A Solid New Flagship Device

Today, HTC lifted the lid on its next flagship smartphone – the HTC One M9, so we spent a little time with the device to see how fared at a first pass.<p>As a fan of the One M7 and M8, it’s nice to see that HTC has kept the same approach with its latest model, and it’s even more pleasing that it …

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that …

Huawei Officially Announces Huawei Watch and TalkBand B2, N1 At Mobile World Congress

Article Contents<p>If you measure the success of a product release by the element of surprise, Huawei might not score too well. We found official …

SanDisk Announces 128GB iXpand Flash Drive and Updated Sync App With Touch ID

This week at mobile-focused technology show Mobile World Congress, SanDisk plans to announce a several updates to its line of iXpand Flash Drives and companion app, mainly focused on expanding storage space and enabling quicker and more secure data decryption with the help of Touch ID.<p>The iXpand …

Samsung bundles Microsoft apps on its new Galaxy S6

Samsung is bundling at least three Microsoft apps on its new Android-powered Galaxy S6 device. While the move seems unusual, it comes just weeks after Microsoft and Samsung ended a bitter Android royalties dispute. Both companies announced the end of their contract dispute in a join statement last …

Snapchat Quietly Acquired a Company That Makes Stealthy Camera Glasses

Reporters all over the world are digging for nuggets in documents that were leaked in Sony’s hacking. Here’s one of the interesting finds: back in …

If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

America's Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles. Seldom has a country pursued such a futile policy for so long while clearly recognizing its senselessness. It's probably the foremost example of how American domestic politics can take its foreign policy hostage, leaving …

Report: Ferguson shooting happened in less than 90 seconds

FERGUSON, Mo. — The fatal encounter between a white police officer and an unarmed black teenager here lasted less than 90 seconds, according to a report by the <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i>.<p>The paper obtained EMS records, 911 calls, police and dispatcher radio conversations and police station surveillance …