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Samsung outlines exchange program for recalled Galaxy Note 7

Electronics giant says it will let US consumers either exchange their Galaxy Note 7 for a new one, or for one of the company's cheaper phones with a refund of the price difference.<p>Samsung will be allowing buyers of the company's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in the US the ability to exchange their …

Galaxy Note

Samsung launches first Exynos chip with all radios built in

Samsung has revealed a new chip that could have a ripple effect on its high-end smartphones, and will make IoT devices and smartphones for developing markets faster, slimmer and cheaper. The quad-core 7570 is the first Exynos chip to have all wireless tech, including Cat.4 LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM …

Pebble continues to focus on health tracking with latest update

Navigation has also been streamlined<p>After introducing Pebble Health last December, Pebble has been building out its smartwatch health and fitness features. A new update released today brings redesigns to Pebble’s health app, as well as revised timeline features, iPhone updates, and more for most …

Nine-year-old boy prints a mechanical hand for his teacher

Calramon Mabalot is a pretty wild kid. He likes 3D printing and, along with his brother, he builds lots of cool projects – including a mechanical hand for a local teacher he met while building 3D projects. In an interview with 3DPrintingIndustry, Mabalot described how he designed and built a …

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition will add saving throughout gameplay

Sorry purists: New players of classic NES games on the upcoming micro NES Classic Edition system from Nintendo won’t have to rely on barbaric codes that recall progress, or single session playthroughs to beat games.<p>Speaking with French language radio show La Terrasse ÉNERGIE (via IGN), Nintendo of …

Elon Musk's Tesla Gigafactory idea was crazy, Panasonic exec thought. And yet ...

When Yoshihiko Yamada was introduced to the idea of the Tesla Motors Gigafactory a couple of years ago, he said, "I thought it was crazy."<p>Crazy, because "the production capacity of this factory would exceed the global capacity of the industry," the Panasonic Corp. executive vice president said …

Tesla

This Apple Competitor Now Has Its Own Air Notebook

China’s Xiaomi is becoming a recognisable name around the world for its wallet-friendly Android smartphones, but its revenues were flat last year. So …

Move over, microSD: new Samsung UFS memory cards deliver super fast speeds

New UFS memory cards leave microSD in the dust in terms of speed, but it will be a while before they become common.<p>Samsung announced today the industry’s first memory cards based on the UFS removable card standard. The new standard was finalized in March by JEDEC, an industry body that develops …

Phones

'Soft Robots' Look Nothing Like the Machines You Know

What happens when you imagine a robot? Most likely, you’re picturing something with lots of nuts, bolts, gears and exposed metal. Maybe it’s …

Nintendo shares jump 10% as Pokémon Go paints a hopeful picture of the future

Company appears to be relaxing its hold on franchises, potentially allowing new revenue to replace that lost by underwhelming console sales<p>Pokémon GO is only out in a few countries so far, but the game’s astonishing success is already having an impact far and wide.<p>A mobile game for iOS and Android, …

Pokémon

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Linux

Snapchat put beds in the lofts it's using as offices, but neighbors suspect nobody lives there

Before long, it looked like Snapchat had set up an apartment inside the office, a former employee told Business Insider.<p>"It was like an IKEA set up, but nobody really slept there," the ex-Snapchatter said.<p>Adding a bed wasn't just a new office perk.<p>For the last 18 months, Snapchat has been inspected …

Lumus secures $15 million to expand their augmented reality optical display capabilities

Lumus—makers of transparent near-to-eye displays for augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR)—announced this morning that they have secured $15 million in a Series B round, led by global private investment firm Shanda Group and also by Crystal-Optech, a Chinese optical imaging company.<p>One of …

Hideo Kojima announces surreal new game, Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, wandered on to the stage halfway through Sony’s E3 press conference, said “I’m back”, then lapped up the long and warm applause. After his mysterious removal from Konami, the famed game director set up his own studio and later revealed a partnership …

Metal Gear

Cyanogen 13.1 adds Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones

You'll find an important update waiting on your OnePlus One, if you haven't installed it yet: Cyanogen OS 13.1. The OS' latest version is "MOD ready," which means the manufacturer can tweak parts of the Android-based platform it couldn't before. In fact, version 13.1 already comes with the "mods" …

Daimler to unveil long-distance electric car in October

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Germany’s Daimler will lift the curtain on its much-anticipated long-distance electric car at the Paris Motor Show in October, as the automaker gears up to compete with Tesla Motors’ Model X sport-utility vehicle (SUV).<p>The company will display a prototype of an electric-powered Mercedes …

Line sold $268 million worth of stickers last year amid Asia’s messaging boom

Messaging app Line is finally going public, and its filing reveals some amazing statistics about a key part of its business: digital stickers.<p>Those stickers generated ¥28.7 billion ($268 million) in revenue last year, about a quarter of the company’s haul. It also makes money from games and …

Apps

Lenovo foldable smartphone and tablet concept hands on

Foldable smartphones and tablets, it looks like they’re coming soon at some point. We’re here at Lenovo Tech World in San Francisco and a lot of cool stuff were announced here, like the Tango-ready PHAB 2 Pro and the shockingly modular Moto Z and Z Force, but the ones we really thought were cool …

Mobile Technology

Hyundai is building a real-life Iron Man suit, minus boot jets and hand repulsors

The Korean car company is creating the wearable robot primarily for factory workers, soldiers, and people with disabilities.<p>You're not going to be able to pick one up off the rack at Macy's and head out to fight the Mandarin in it, but Iron Man-style wearable robot suits are coming.<p>Korean car …

Iron Man

New Polaroid-Like Instant Camera Literally an Impossible Project

Once upon a time, the coolest camera in the world was the Polaroid Swinger, a $19.95 instant camera that I got for a bar-mitzvah present in 1968 (or so a faded memory tells me). All the kids wanted one back then, thanks the incessant ear worm commercial jingle, apparently sung by Barry Manilow in a …

Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parks

StarVR is meant to be more immersive than other headsets<p>Acer is joining forces with the game studio Starbreeze to develop a high-end virtual reality headset designed for arcades and theme parks. Starbreeze has already been showcasing the headset, called StarVR, for the past year; going forward, …

Woman following GPS ends up in a 100-foot-deep lake

Technically Incorrect: An Ontario woman is driving through fog. Suddenly, she's swimming in water.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Some people slavishly follow their car's GPS.<p>When the weather is bad and you can't see much out of your car …

GPS

Google targets HTML5 default for Chrome instead of Flash in Q4 2016

Google has outlined a plan to push HTML5 by default in Chrome, instead of Flash. In Q4 2016, the company plans to only serve Flash by default for the top 10 domains that still depend on the plugin. Chrome will display the HTML5 experience if it’s available, but if Flash is required, the user will …

Google

How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

Filemon Schoffer Contributor<p>Filemon Schoffer is the head of community at 3D Hubs.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>3D printing technologies explained<br>• Metal 3D printing takes flight<p>The year 2016 is quickly shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record for 3D printing innovations. Although there is …

Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world

Garry Golden Contributor<p>Garry Golden is a senior futurist for the innovation firm futurethink.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why LinkedIn should kill the résumé and replace it with the experience graph<p>People love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s …

HTT licenses safe, cheap Hyperloop levitation tech

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared his idea for a blazing-fast and environment-friendly mode of transport: a train inside an airless tube, which he called Hyperloop.<p>Several research teams and companies ran with Musk’s idea, and it looks like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is …

High-speed Rail

Sleek smart clasp gives your analog watch a brain

We're all curious about smartwatches, but we don't want to let go of our beloved analog timepieces.<p>A project that just debuted on Indiegogo is …

Smartwatches

Giroptic’s unique take on the 360-degree camera is now shipping

Up close with the crowdfunded 360cam<p>Two years ago, a company called Giroptic held a pretty successful Kickstarter campaign for the 360cam, ostensibly the first consumer-ready camera that could shoot 360-degree photos and videos. In the time that it took the company to turn that cash into a real …

Huawei’s P9 flagship is launching with P2i liquid repellant nanotechnology

Huawei went into great detail about its much-anticipated P9 flagship when it was announced earlier this month, but it seems there was one little thing they left out. Like the P8 and Mate S before it, the P9 is launching with P2i’s liquid repellent nanotechnology…<p>Obviously, the point of coating the …

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