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Microsoft reportedly working on rival Amazon Go tech for cashier-free stores

Walmart said to be Windows shopping<p>Microsoft is reportedly working on technology that could be used to power check-out free retail stores. <i>Reuters</i> reports that the software giant has been talking to Walmart about using the tech, which will rival Amazon’s own Go initiative. Amazon first launched its …

Holy crap, there's a backspace function on the iPhone calculator

Friends, there are times when you stumble upon a tip so good that you must immediately share it with all in your vicinity.<p>That tip — courtesy of …

Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app

Today we’ll learn how to open and edit a PDF right in the iOS Mail app, and then send it on its way, all without opening any extra apps. Given that a lot of PDFs we receive are documents that need to be checked over, or signed, and then returned, this tip is a real time-saver.<p>Instead of waiting …

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It’s time to ditch your innovation lab

A half decade into Corporate America’s love affair with innovation, it’s time to admit it’s not working.<p>Innovation labs have become vehicles for marketing, not innovation. Dubbed “hipster money pits,” labs can torpedo morale (only the cool kids get to take part) and sap resources. No wonder …

The 'messy' way a former Goldman Sachs employee grew a $150 million startup, then turned half his employees into millionaires

He realized quickly that Goldman wasn't for him, so he spent the next four years saving $18,000. He used the money and some help from those close to him to quit and bootstrap a startup called Behance. Belsky didn't take a paycheck for the next two years.<p>In the end, the hard work paid off. Adobe …

Stephen Hawking: We need a 'world government' to stop the rise of dangerous artificial intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking may be a proponent of artificial intelligence, but he has also been outspoken about the potential challenges it creates.<p>In a recent interview, he sounded a similar tone, and offered a solution that conservatives may find hard to accept.<p>Speaking to The Times of London to …

Europol claims high-tech cybercrime fuelling organised crime

Europol says technology is now at the root of all major crimes.<p>Technology has permeated all aspects of major criminal activity, according to Europol. …

Stephen Hawking says technology could wipe us out

You might want to put down your iPad for this one.<p>Because, according to Stephen Hawking, humanity is at risk of being wiped out by technology.<p>The …

It looks like the Galaxy S8’s screen will be called Infinity Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017. They will both feature a dual-curved screen with small bezels that, according to the latest leaked images, looks gorgeous. Thanks to a recent trademark application filed with the United States Patent and …

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BlackBerry is no longer a phone company

Mobile World Congress 2017 concluded on Thursday, but as usual all the devices had been announced on the opening weekend, starting with TCL’s BlackBerry KeyOne. Buried in the news of the fourth BlackBerry device running Android was a big change for the company: BlackBerry no longer makes devices; …

Our Computers Are Learning How to Code Themselves

On the Hunt for Code<p>Those of you who followed the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” know that one of the things that made an artificially intelligent …

7 IoT Predictions for 2017 - Part II | KORE

IoT Trend #2: Narrowband IoT is positioned to make a big splash in 2017, making headway with applications such as smart cars, utility infrastructure, …

Take a look at our top 7 IoT predictions for this year

At the beginning of any new year comes the inevitable sense of curiosity and wonder as to what the next twelve months will have in store. This phenomenon holds especially true in our current day and age where the ever expanding Internet of Things is transforming business models, enabling brand new …

Microsoft is reportedly gearing up to launch HoloLens v3 in 2019

Although the consumer-ready version of Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset is a while away, the company has made steady progress since it announced the project. Now, it looks like it might skip iterating its hardware and go straight to version three in 2019.<p>That’s according to sources who …

Smartphones to become pocket doctors after scientists discover camera flash and microphone can be used to diagnose illness

Smartphones will soon become mobile laboratories which can monitor bone density, calculate red blood cell levels and even predict if an asthma attack is imminent.<p>Scientists are repurposing the technology which already exists within phones, such as accelerometers, camera flashes and microphones to …

This Spotify-backed startup has raised $22 million to crack open a new music streaming market

With early funding from Spotify and others, the duo built a music streaming service which manages licenses for businesses, and lets them control music across multiple stores.<p>Now, according to CEO Sars, the company has taken 30% market share in the Nordics.<p>"We're just coming out of the gate for …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sees the music industry's next 'gigantic growth' coming from devices like Echo

One big reason: the wider use of voice-activated home devices, like Amazon's Echo.<p>"At this point in the marriage of voice-activation technology with music, I can tell you it's already working," Bezos said in a new interview with Billboard.<p>"The next gigantic growth area for the music industry is the …

BlackBerry takes $50/$40 off the DTEK60 and DTEK50

The BlackBerry DTEK60 and DTEK50 have both received a price cut. The former normally retails for $499 but can now be yours for $449 and if you prefer the DTEK50 instead, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now get it for $259, which is $40 off its regular price.<p>The deal is available in the US as …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

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Google figured out how to turn pixelated images into high-res ones

You see it all the time in movies and TV shows: A security camera records footage of an intruder, but the image is too blurry or pixelated to make …

How Apple Spends Its Way To Smartphone Victory

The news this week that Apple commands the vast majority of profits in the smartphone ecosystem should not come as a surprise to anyone following Cupertino. Its financial power allows Apple to invest heavily in new technology and services. Most Android manufacturers do not have equivalent power and …

After Testing, Facebook Is Launching Payments via Messenger

Facebook is, by a large margin, the biggest social network in the world. Part of the explanation to justify that might have to do with its “side …

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WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat-inspired feature… again

WhatsApp and Facebook aren’t done copying Snapchat.<p>According to a report by Mashable, Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is testing image-sharing features akin to those of Snapchat, or *cough* Instagram. The project, called ‘Status,’ was unearthed in recent beta releases of both the iOS and …

Samsung Source Hints At Galaxy S8 Display Having A 90% Screen-To-Body Ratio

The Galaxy S8 is expected to be a big comeback for Samsung following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Some of the rumored Galaxy S8 features include an edge-to-edge display, a 4K screen resolution, a dual-lens camera, Exynos 8895 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipsets, a USB-C port, 6GB of RAM, an ARM …

Google Maps Now Lets You Order Food

If you thought food delivery couldn’t get any easier, Google (googl) is here to prove you wrong.<p>A recent update for Google Maps on iOS adds a “Place …

The first phone with Google Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, is shipping next week

Lenovo announced that its Phab 2 Pro would be the first phone to ship with Google Tango. And now, following early estimates of a November release window after a delay from the original summer date, we know exactly when that day will be: November 1st.<p>The Phab 2 Pro immediately stands out thanks to …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Electronics vows to regain trust as Note 7 costs slam profits

Samsung Electronics has pledged to work hard to earn back the public’s trust after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster.<p>The man who is front and centre to do that is Jay Y. Lee, the grandson of the company’s founder, who has just been given a seat on the board.<p>As he was promoted Samsung reported a sharp …

Xiaomi's Mi Mix shows the company isn't just a copycat

Xiaomi's latest phone, the Mi Mix, has definitely kicked up an online storm. It certainly caught me by surprise.<p>Not only did Xiaomi manage to keep the device a complete secret -- tech journalists were gathered at a Beijing event expecting only the Mi Note 2 -- the company initially introduced the …

Mobile Technology

Google may be all-in on hardware, but it's all about search

You'd be forgiven if you thought Google was moving beyond its search engine, which allowed it to become one of the most powerful companies on the planet.<p>After all, Google's biggest recent announcements have been around devices: a new phone called Pixel, the first real Google phone; a smart home …

Vine's dead. Is Twitter next?

Vine's six seconds of fame are over.<p>Twitter (TWTR) announced plans on Thursday to kill off Vine, the short-form looping video app it acquired four years ago in an early effort to bring video to the social network.<p>No reason was provided for shuttering Vine. However, the move was announced just hours …