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Samsung’s $150 million bet to find the next big startup

Samsung is no stranger to the world of venture capital — it ranked as one of the most active corporate-backed venture firms in 2016. But at the beginning of this year, the company underwent a transformation, launching a new $150 million fund to spend on emerging-tech startups. Called Samsung NEXT, …

Phones at CES 2017 a warmup for what's to come

CES may be lean on phones this year, but the 17 we saw pointed out some trends that will help define handsets through 2017, especially as we head into next month's Mobile World Congress, the phone world's best and biggest show.<p>Biggest trends<p>AI will be big as companies integrate artificial …

Mobile Technology

10 Tiny Homes to Rent for Your Next Vacation

Ever wonder what it would be like to downsize? Discover theses tiny homes for rent and spend your next trip in your very own tiny-house getaway<p>There are plenty of fantastic reasons to book a tiny house for your next vacation. Renting a micro-lodge can make an already exciting getaway feel even more …

Hudson Valley

Users average 50 minutes per day on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram

Facebook’s “family of apps” strategy is a wild success. While some might have expected it to roll Instagram into Facebook and leave chat in its main app, keeping Instagram independent and splitting off Messenger into a companion app has helped it solidify itself as more than just a ubiquitous …

Linux comes to Windows -- and 5 other big things Microsoft announced

Microsoft kicked off its developer-centric conference with a typically long-winded keynote full of exciting stuff...for developers. Unless you're a coder, the big news probably won't affect you, however it might eventually, in 10 years when you're Skype-ing your grandparents via HoloLens. Here's a …

Software

Watch What Happens When An Audi RS4 Chases Acura's 2017 NSX

What does the new NSX have in common with Audi‘s four-seat sports saloon? <br>Unless you count the h all-wheel drive systems (which, by the way, are …

The 2017 Toyota C-HR Is Your Woke Boyfriend Of Cars

This is the new 2017 Toyota C-HR. It might look like a tough little SUV, but it’s actually a small, car-based hybrid. Basically, it’s your woke …

Why My Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset Is Gathering Dust

<i>Photo by Daryl Deino</i><p>I once considered the Samsung Gear VR the most innovative tech device since the iPad in 2001. The Gear VR went with me everywhere. I bought the developer's version in December of 2014 and the commercial version last November. I never thought I would get bored of it, but I have; …

Ford uses optical illusion stickers to hide its car designs

Auto makers use various types of camo to hide cars they need to test on the road but don’t want the public to see. On Thursday, Ford detailed the …

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Mobile

Car makers switch to smaller and safer robots working alongside humans for greater flexibility<p>Bucking modern manufacturing trends, Mercedes-Benz has been forced to trade in some of its assembly line robots for more capable humans.<p>The robots cannot handle the pace of change and the complexity of the …

Carbon Fiber

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is making this iPhone fan jealous

It’s been a while since I paid any serious attention to Samsung devices, but at MWC the company caught my eye. The S7, which was announced on Sunday at the company’s Unpacked event doesn’t look all that different from last year, but it’s making me jealous.<p>Samsung’s embrace of building an ecosystem …

Zuckerberg aims to boost Internet backbone in developing world

Mark Zuckerberg is making his presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2016. Facebook's chief executive popped up at Samsung's Sunday night press conference ahead of his own keynote at the Barcelona trade show.<p>On Monday, the CEO switched his focus from social VR to bringing Internet to the world's …

Telecoms

A heat-sensing phone, smart glasses and everything else you missed on Day 1 of Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress 2016 is in full swing in Barcelona and for the first full day of the show, we're seeing products that might change how we live.<p>Yesterday was the big day for mobile phones, today is all about things you can wear and fill your home with to make life a little easier.<p>Let's take a …

Gear & Gadgets

Smartphone market's glory days are ending

The smartphone industry's days of double-digit growth are likely behind it.<p>Smartphone ownership has reached peak levels in key markets worldwide, Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, said in a report Tuesday.<p>In North America, 65 percent of consumers own a smartphone. …

Die Hard

The Galaxy S7 has the best smartphone screen ever tested — and highlights a weakness in the iPhone

According to Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, the Galaxy S7 "matches or breaks new records" for color accuracy, brightness, contrast ratio, viewing angles, ambient light detection, and resolution.<p>Soneira said the Galaxy S7's screen equals the Note 5's display, which …

Google Fiber Is Heading to This City Next

The city of Huntsville, Ala. is joining the exclusive club of cities with Google’s Fiber Internet network, its mayor announced on Monday.<p>Starting in …

MWC 2016: Samsung's new dongle connects your car to the internet

Samsung has ventured into the connected car accessories market with the unveiling of its Connected Auto dongle at the MWC on 21 February. The dongle …

2016 BMW M8 - Price, Release date, Review, Specs, 60 mph

BMW’s current self-proclaimed super-car is the i8 which is not really a super-car in the true sense of the word. Instead, it is one of the most …

The world's first phone with a built-in thermal camera is kinda hot

The name Cat is usually associated with machinery, so it’s rather fitting that it has the world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera. Announced earlier in the week, it’s on show at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, and it offers the first glimpse at this type of technology …

Powerful flagship phones and VR dominate the biggest day of Mobile World Congress 2016

It's the day before Mobile World Congress 2016 officially starts in Barcelona, but there's already plenty of exciting new products to behold.<p>Sunday, Samsung revealed its new Galaxy phones, the S7 and S7 Edge and LG debuted the G5. LG also took the wraps off a few cameras, a VR headset and a …

Virtual Reality

First Look at the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge — Samsung's Latest High-End Smartphones

Samsung's latest duo of flagship smartphones are sleek, water-resistant, and brimming with advanced tech.<p>Just like last year, Samsung's range-topping Galaxy smartphone will be available in two distinct variants. This time around, they include the 5.1-inch screen-toting Samsung Galaxy S7 and the …

Phones

Here's everything Samsung announced at Mobile World Congress

The Galaxy S7 looks familiar. But maybe that's OK: Samsung's latest flagship phone borrows a lot from its predecessor, and if you picked up the Galaxy S6, there might not be enough here to sway you. But the S7 brings back a few fan-favorite features that went missing the last go round.<p>You'll find a …

Virtual Reality

The Library’s new 3D map viewer

The Maps Reading Room digital team is always looking for new ways to add even more value to the maps in the Library’s collection. For example, …

Take a Peek at the New Mercedes Four-Cylinder Diesel

In Woody Allen’s 1973 sci-fi send-up <i>Sleeper</i>, his character finds a 200-year-old Volkswagen Beetle in a cave and starts the engine, which turns over without the slightest hesitation. Allen could have substituted a W115 Mercedes 200D in the same ridiculous but truth-based scene. Mercedes-Benz …

Samsung Galaxy S7 allegedly revealed in leaked images, video

Samsung is set to pull back the curtain on its new Galaxy S7 phone this weekend. Several of the phone's reported specs have already leaked, and now a video and images apparently offer a close-up.<p>Blog site Android Authority released the video and images Wednesday, citing an anonymous "insider." The …

Phones

This glass can bend tens of thousands of times without breaking

Forget curved screens -- I want a computer that rolls. I want a laptop-size screen that can wrap around my arm. And last week, I got to play with one of the key ingredients that could make those devices possible: glass that can bend like Beckham's famous football.<p>I don't mean this glass bends a …

San Francisco

Audi RS3 Sedan Image Leaked! It's Our RS3 and It's Coming!

Last year, we reported that the sweet Audi RS3 is more or less guaranteed for the U.S., likely in sedan form, as Audi’s U.S. CEO Scott Keogh considers it a “great halo car” for the line. And now, this picture, leaked via Instagram and posted on Quattroworld.com, depicts the RS3 sedan model during a …

Enriching Primo records on the fly with WordPress - Research Portal, Aalborg University

The structure of bibliographic metadata (neither in Aleph/Alma nor in Primo) does not comply well with adding temporary information about specific …

Car repair timebomb that lurks in hi-tech gadgets

Rob Keenan warns how those snazzy gizmos could become a real pain for drivers<p>In many ways, car drivers have never had it so good, with even the cheapest hatchbacks offering technology that was reserved for expensive luxury saloons just a few years ago. But could today’s cutting-edge electronics be …

Gear & Gadgets