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Get Samsung’s Galaxy S9 for $485 or S9 Plus at $590, today only (Reg. up to $840)

Top Rated Plus seller Never-MSRP (99% positive lifetime feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Unlocked Android smartphone for <b>$484.49 shipped</b> when code <b>PRONTO15</b> is used at checkout. Upgrade to the Galaxy S9 Plus at <b>$589.99 shipped</b> with the same code. Regularly the S9 is $720 …

Phones

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Google Assistant reportedly coming to iOS soon, could be announced at I/O

<i>[Update: Bloomberg corroborates the report, stating the planned I/O launch as a specific plan rather than merely a possibility.</i><p>Google’s artificial intelligence software is already inside Android phones, smart speakers and watches. At the Google I/O conference this week, the Alphabet Inc. unit plans …

New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity

Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The deal comes with an added bonus for Samsung users – they’ll be …

Google Play Music

A Computer to Rival the Brain

More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production. His design replaced the lowly draw boy—the young apprentice who meticulously chose which threads to feed into the loom to create a particular pattern—with a series …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Assistant has some neat holiday tricks up its sleeve

Google Assistant may not have gotten off to a great start with being exclusive to Google Allo for awhile, but it’s definitely a lot better than …

Android Circuit: Android Beats Apple, Microsoft's Android Ambitions, S7 Edge Saves Samsung

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the Chinese smartphone market moving towards Android, how the Galaxy S7 is saving Samsung, the rise of Marshmallow, Google’s monthly update of bug fixes and patches, BlackBerry’s disappointing …

Google piggybacks on fiber to jump-start ISP efforts

A new, refreshing development is beginning to ripple through the broadband world. We're finally seeing a glimmer of true competition -- and it's …

Google Fiber

Facebook and Google are in a race to build an AI that can beat humans at a 2,500-year-old Chinese board game

Go, the eastern version of chess, is a board game for two players that is thought to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and has trillions of possible moves.<p>"Scientists have been trying to teach computers to win at Go for 20 years," wrote Zuckerberg on his Facebook page. "We're …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensing screen: WSJ

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is coming in March and will feature a pressure-sensitive screen similar to the 3D Touch display Apple introduced with the iPhone 6S, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. Like Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S6, the S7 will also reportedly have an "Edge" variant with a curved …

Google Photos Will Now Help You Free Up Space On Your Phone

Google’s popular photo management utility, Google Photos, which was spun out from Google+ this spring and soon grew to 100 million monthly active users who have uploaded some 50 billion photos, is today getting even more useful. At least for Android users! The company says that an updated version …

Add all your videos to your iTunes library with iFlicks

<i>This post is brought to you by iFlicks.</i><p>Are all your videos hidden in a bunch of folders or stored haphazardly in the cloud? Wouldn’t you rather they were all as easy to sort and locate as your iTunes content, with metadata like movie posters and cast credits?<p>Using iFlicks 2, you can easily import …

TV shows

15 Jaw-dropping Chemical Reactions That Will Make You Want To Go To School Again

Advertisement<p>Lets face it. Most of us studied (and hated) Chemistry for the larger duration of our high school. But prepare to be amazed as we are …

Apple said to plan September launch of subscription TV service

Apple's much-hinted-at subscription TV service may become a reality before the end of the year.<p>The iPhone maker is in talks with TV programmers to offer a Web-based subscription TV service that would launch in September, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. The …

Smart TV

One company is trying to sell a smartwatch that powers phones, tablets, TVs, and more

In the middle of it all is a wrap-around, water-resistant smartwatch called "the hub," which has a 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 3G/LTE modem that works with nano-SIM cards, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. Joining it are a "pocket screen" and "tab screen," which expand the screen on the hub …

Batteries

The new MacBook's single port comes with a major security risk

After years of development, USB Type-C is making a very big debut. Last week, Apple announced its new MacBook would come with just a single Type-C plug for both power and data, a move that allowed for the slimmest MacBook ever. A few days later, Google unveiled the new version of its flagship …

Google's Inbox email app will soon be work-friendly

Google's Inbox is theoretically perfect for some workers given its task-focused approach to email, but it hasn't had true workplace support -- if your company leans on Google Apps, you're out of luck. Things are going to loosen up shortly, though. Google is now accepting requests to join an early …

Google Wallet to come pre-installed on Android phones

Google's mobile payments app, Google Wallet, will come pre-installed on Android phones sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, beginning later this year.<p>Google (GOOG) made the announcement in a blog post on Monday.<p>The Google Wallet app was first introduced in 2011. It stores credit card, loyalty card …

Google Is Making A New Chromebook Pixel “Soon”

Were you a fan of Google’s Chromebook Pixel? The Chromebook with the super high-res touch screen built-in, meant largely to show what a Chromebook could be if it cost $1,300 instead of two or three hundred bucks?<p>Good news! It looks like Google is making a sequel.<p>There’s no official announcement …

Google Wallet will soon come pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Android phones

Softcard deal will put Google's mobile wallet everywhere "later this year"<p>Google has officially signed a partnership with Softcard, the mobile payments solution backed by major US wireless carriers. The deal, first reported by <i>Recode</i>, comes amid rumors that Google plans to revive Google Wallet in a …

Google just showed the US Secretary of Transportation the car of the future

"I found my way to Google's Mountain View campus where — yes! — I rode in an autonomous vehicle with Eric Schmidt," Foxx wrote on the DOT's blog. "There was some initial hesitation as to who would ride in which seat, but in a self-driving car, that's not the issue it once was."<p>Driverless cars mean …

Autonomous Cars

Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

Google's Android app just got a lot smarter.<p>Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.<p>Google Now, …

A Carrier Website Might Have Just Leaked Samsung's Next Galaxy Phone

The company is likely to unveil a second version of the Galaxy S6 with a curved display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sources confirmed this to Business Insider's Steve Kovach earlier this month, but now a page that appeared on Vodafone's Dutch website provides further …

Galaxy Note

Android Wins Again As Huawei Snubs Samsung's Tizen

Many smartphone makers would like an alternative to installing Android on the phones they sell. Google’s “open-source” platform has a an 85% share of the global market – a near monopoly – and there’s inherent risks to relying on a single vendor for software. But the status quo could stay this way …