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Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders are now live

Yesterday, Samsung showed off its new, nearly bezel-less Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones, and today you can preorder it through all four major carriers in the US and Best Buy. Preorder shipments should arrive on April 21st when the device will be available in stores. The S8 and S8 Plus prices vary …

Phones

How Trump’s 36% Approval Rating Compares to Past Presidents

Donald Trump is off to a historically poor start with 36% approval rating, but how does that compare to previous presidents at this same time?

Donald Trump

More tech CEOs speak out against Trump's immigration order

More tech leaders have voiced opposition to Trump's immigration policy, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who attended the President's tech summit just a month ago. Bezos said that Amazon has contacted congressional leaders, reached out to the new administration, and is backing state government in a …

Samsung fires back at Huawei with its own patent lawsuit

Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung back in May, accusing the Korean corporation of infringing on some of its 4G-related patents. Now, it's Samsung that's on the offensive: according to <i>Reuters</i>, it has filed a lawsuit of its own against Huawei for a very similar reason. The Korean chaebol sued …

Adding a USB Security Key to your Google account is a good idea — and here's how to do it

We've gone over why using two-factor authentication on your online accounts is a good idea, and showed you how to set it up for your Google account …

Authentication

Tesla is experiencing its first major identity crisis

But Tesla has never experienced a true <i>identity</i> crisis.<p>It is now.<p>The question for Elon Musk and his team to ask isn't, "Will we make it?" but rather, "What are we all about?"<p>Driving this identity crisis is the recent news that a driver was killed in May when his Tesla Model S running the Autopilot …

Tesla

8 ways Brexit could directly affect you and your money

The U.K. Referendum had been expected to end in a close vote, but nonetheless a vote to remain <i>in</i> the European Union. However, concerns over sovereignty, immigration, and the country's ability to make its own economic and social decisions ultimately drove the "leave" campaign to success. …

Markets

US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border

'Please enter information associated with your online presence'<p>Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in which persons entering the country can declare their …

Social Media
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Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest account hacked

This weekend, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the world’s largest social site (Facebook), showed us just how important a strong password is after having his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked by a group known as OurMine.<p>Celebrities, CEOs and world leaders are all major targets for hackers, but …

106 Memorable TV Deaths In 2015

With so many shows featuring zombies, serial killers, and supervillains, the death toll was bound to be high. These are the TV characters who bit it in 2015, presented in alphabetical order. (SPOILER ALERT for basically every TV series.)

What Star Wars: The Force Awakens learned from comic books

As Todd VanDerWerff writes, "By far the most consistent criticism of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been that it's a baldfaced rip-off of the original <i>Star Wars."</i><p>He's right. This is definitely the most consistent criticism of the movie. But it's completely backward. J.J. Abrams's baldfaced rip-off …

Comics

WhatsApp has started blocking links to one of its biggest competitors

Reddit user Shlagger noticed the problem, which affects anyone trying to send a link a Telegram domain — such as telegram.me or telegram.org— resulting in a dead link that cannot be copied and pasted out of the app.<p>It's unclear why WhatsApp has taken this step, which effectively blocks anyone who …

Privacy
Islam
France

NZ Herald News

Welcome to the New Zealand Herald Android app, designed to deliver the latest and most relevant news to you in the best way possible. Access the very …

Facebook should allow users to create their own 'Causes' filter

Following an update that allowed users to add a French flag filter to show support for victims of the Paris attacks, many are criticizing Facebook for being quick to display support for one nation but not for other crises happening around the world.<p>While we shouldn’t discount the lives lost in …

Samsung to begin rolling out monthly security updates to its devices

Hot on the heels of Google announcing a similar new policy, Samsung this evening has revealed that it is implementing a new Android security update process. In a blog post, the company announced that it will now rollout monthly security updates to its devices, just like Google will now do for its …

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Startups

BlackBerry Priv review: One of the best Android handsets I've ever used

It’s no secret that the BlackBerry Priv is the company’s last roll of the dice in terms of building its own hardware. Hell, even the company’s CEO John Chen said it would have to carefully review future plans if the Priv flops.<p>That’s a pretty critical situation, and as such, there’s a lot riding on …

A Chinese military choir stands in position ahead of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. A huge military parade rolls through Tiananmen Square as Beijing commemorates the 70th anniversary of Japan's WWII defeat, but major Western leaders are staying away from the show of strength. AFP Photo by Greg Baker

I loved Windows 95, so did you: Wallow in this nostalgia

The startup sound. The burble of the modem connecting. The fevered anticipation of watching an image load on the Web. The unfettered joy of playing Minesweeper or watching the cascade of the Solitaire tiles.<p>Windows 3.1 was my first software kiss, but Windows 95 was my real first operating system …

Texas Instruments launches first all-in-one USB Type-C & PD controller

Krunkwerke/Flickr<p>The new USB Type-C is about to take over the tech industry and every company out there is getting ready for it. Starting today, you can include Texas Instruments to the list. The chip manufacturer has announced the world’s first all-in-one USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) …

USB Type-C

'Happy Birthday!' is dead, and it's all Facebook's fault

Good news! Birthday wishes are finally meaningless. All the birthday cards you’ve ever posted, all the tender heartfelt messages sent to loved ones, all the dates seared into your memory through years of joy, are now utterly invalidated, so we should all stop bothering and move on with our lives.<p>If …

Social Media

William Shatner Pays Tribute Leonard Nimoy on Twitter After Missing His Funeral

After welcoming fans to “tell him off” because he chose to honor a charity commitment instead of attending Leonard Nimoy’s funeral on Sunday, William …

HTC One M9 store images hint at an evolutionary phone design

HTC's plans for March 1st might just be out in the open. <i>MobileGeeks</i> has spotted German store listings for a new One phone whose images bear an uncanny resemblance to the One M9 spy photos from last month, complete with an oversized camera space and a flashy silver-and-gold color scheme for one …