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Nokia re-enters the smartphone arena with its first Android handset

At long last, Nokia is answering its longtime fans’ prayers with the launch of its first Android smartphone – but it probably won’t match up to the excitement of hardcore Nokia fans.<p>The legendary brand’s new Finnish owner HMD Global, has announced the Android 7.0 Nougat-based Nokia 6, which …

Mobile Technology

Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio

FM radio broadcasting was invented in the United States in 1933. After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency modulation technology used offered better sound quality than the existing amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions.<p>But the era of FM radio …

Sweden

This $130 ring is actually a panic button in disguise

While smartphones make it easier than ever before to dial 911, and smartwatches include features like SOS, sometimes you just want the people in your life to know where you are <i>before</i> something bad happens.<p>Enter Nimb: a panic button disguised as costume jewelry.<p>The Nimb ring is designed to be a …

Wearable Tech

U.S. ‘political’ ambassadors told to quit by Jan. 20

Ambassadors in some of the most desirable foreign capitals such as London and Paris have been told they must end their service on Jan. 20 with “no exceptions,” State Department officials confirmed Thursday.<p>The unusually stern and specific directive to “political” ambassadors — often presidential …

Donald Trump

Cirrent ZipKey connects your devices to your home network without fail

A ZipKey-enabled device can automatically retrieve Wi-Fi network credentials from the cloud and stay connected, even after the Wi-Fi password has been changed.<p>If you have used a Wi-Fi-enabled smart device, like a HDTV, a security camera or a printer, you know what a pain it can be getting it …

Is Mark Zuckerberg preparing to enter politics? Facebook CEO fuels rumours with 2017 challenge to tour every US state

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new personal challenge for the new year that is fuelling speculation that he plans to enter politics.<p>The Facebook CEO, who has set himself various challenges in recent years such as learning to speak Mandarin, said he intended to visit and meet people in every state …

There’s a new organ in the human body – and we think you’re going to love it!

Researchers have found something mysterious inside your guts – a brand-new human organ, which has never been classified before!<p>We think you’re going …

Motiv crams a fitness band’s worth of functionality into a ring

Here’s one of those devices I can’t wait to put through some real world testing. Motiv’s creators have made some pretty big claims for their tiny wearable – which are pretty impressive, if true, putting a new spin on the somewhat staid and oversaturated world of fitness tracking wearables.<p>For what …

Alexa a witness to murder? Prosecutors seek Amazon Echo data

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any comments overheard by the suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker.<p>Amazon said it objects to "overbroad" requests as a matter …

Send kisses to a loved one via iPhone with this 'kiss messenger'

Every now and then, another gadget comes along that tries to add a human touch to bare, cold metal.<p>The Kissenger is a "kiss messenger" that promises …

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Smart TV

Machine learning will make sure no one steals your logo

A computer's ability to accurately identify images is a white whale for many technology companies, from Baidu to Google.<p>One Australian startup has …

Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again asks for release

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving his 98-year sentence asked a judge Wednesday to set him free again, arguing it would be unfair for him to remain imprisoned after he started a family, got a steady …

Latin America

YouTube blocked North Korean government’s channel

North Korea can no longer broadcast itself on YouTube.<p>The Google-owned video giant has taken down North Korea’s state television channel, which was …

Bose made earbuds that act like hearing aids

A hearing aide, if you will<p>Bose has quietly launched a new set of around-the-neck earbuds called Hearphones that can apparently augment the sounds of the world around you, something first spotted by a user over at Hacker News. While the company is known for its active noise-cancellation technology, …

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will reportedly have an 'all-screen' design

One of the big questions of 2017 will be how (or if) Samsung recovers from the double whammy of its disastrous Note 7 release and Google's triumphant Pixel launch this year. The company's answer, it seems, is to push the boundaries of design with the next Galaxy S flagship phone, which Bloomberg …

Phones

How to make the rechargeable battery in your smartphone, tablet or laptop last for years | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks. While a …

New Password Manager & Recovery And Remover For Windows, Iphone, Android And Office

Resources Center<p>Resources Center is a database that provides methods and tips for Windows/Office/PDF/Archives password recovery, Android/iOS data …

Software

Galaxy Note 7 explosions caused by 'aggressive' design

According to a teardown, the battery was too thin, and packed in too tightly to allow for pressure or expansion.<p>Samsung is having some trouble identifying what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this year was recalled due to a high number of battery explosions, but someone else …

Apple Takes the Biscuit With New Smart Collar for Dogs

Yes, we all love our devoted, little, pooches, but has one company taken things a step too far with the introduction of their new intelligence based …

Pets

Google's new Trusted Contacts app shares your location with loved ones

Google is making it easier for your close friends and family to keep track of you with its new Trusted Contacts app for Android.<p>The idea is simple: assign some of your contacts as “trusted” and they’ll be able to request your location and see your current activity status. If you don’t respond to a …

Apps

Drivers who kill while on mobile phones will face life sentences

Drivers who cause death when looking at their mobile phones will face life in jail for the first time under Government plans to be revealed on Monday.<p>In a major hardening of sentencing guidelines, ministers will propose raising the upper limit of imprisonment for dangerous drivers who kill from 14 …

Crime

This creepy website reveals exactly how the web is tracking you in real time

We all know the internet tracks our every move, but it’s not something we always acknowledge. Google, for example, knows everything about us using …

Eight’s smart mattress can start brewing your coffee when you hit the snooze button

It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake ♪<p>Most smart bed products help you gain insight on how to get a better sleep, but few help you actually get up and grab your morning coffee. Now there’s a smart mattress you can program to start your coffee machine while it nudges you …

Scientists have created a solar-powered fabric that would let you charge your phone with your jacket

When it’s sunny out, there’s energy all around us. But right now, portable solar panels generally can’t store the energy they produce. It either has to flow into a device directly, or requires a separate, heavy battery to store it, making solar power still a work in progress for everyday consumer …

Clean Energy
Cellular Networks

Amazon Will Drop the Price of Prime for One Day Only

You can get a Prime subscription for $79<p>If you’ve been thinking about signing up for Amazon’s popular Prime service, Friday might be your chance to …

Matrix PowerWatch is a smartwatch powered only by body heat

A silicon valley startup wants you to have one less charger in your life thanks to its exercise-tracking smartwatch design that allows a wearable …

Hackers just infiltrated the Google Pixel phone in less than 60 seconds

Only a few weeks after the Google Pixel smartphone was released to the public, it still is not immune to hackers who want to infiltrate your device. …

Users flock to encrypted email service after Trump win

Donald Trump’s surprise win has been good news for end-to-end encrypted services. The Swiss company Protonmail announced today that weekly sign-ups had doubled after Donald Trump’s surprise win on Tuesday, although the company did not disclose raw numbers for the jump. “Regardless of which side of …