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Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

Elon Musk has launched Falcon Heavy, but how long does it take to get to Mars?

Ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars?<p>With Elon Musk's successful launch of the world's most powerful rocket – SpaceX's Falcon Heavy – on February 6, humans journeying to Mars looks increasingly likely.<p>The problem is that there's an immense distance between Earth and Mars, which means …

Space Travel

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and …

Roadsters
Norovirus

Turkey, Russia and Iran leaders to discuss Syria in Istanbul: Turkish source | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed on Thursday to meet in Istanbul to discuss the conflict in Syria, a Turkish presidential source said.<p>FILE PHOTO - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani together with his counterparts, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan, …

Middle East
Michael Jackson

Get the Royal Yacht Britannia's Official Scone Recipe and Have Afternoon Tea Like the Queen

It doesn’t get much more English — or more royal — than sitting down for afternoon tea.<p>And of course, tea isn’t complete without a scone (or two!). …

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year.<p>The quake, recorded at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, …

Middle East

Sound problems start popping up with the smaller Google Pixel 2

Google has had a <i>really</i> rough launch with the Pixel 2 XL, including inventory woes and a serious slew of screen problems. Up until now, the smaller …

Android Pay

Apple iOS 11.1 Release, It's A Big One

Apple iOS 11.1 is the big one. Following the rushed releases of iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.3 (which caused more problems than they fixed), Apple has launched a new iOS 11.1 update which tackles by far the biggest problem facing iOS 11 upgraders today: <i>battery life</i>.<p>Popular YouTuber …

iOS

Nissan’s IMx electric concept car wants to get to know you

Nissan’s latest electric vehicle concept aims for crossover appeal, with a design that goes well beyond the Nissan Leaf in terms of aggressive styling and visual appeal. The IMx also focuses on self-driving technologies, and on learning a user’s preferences and providing them with a wraparound …

Nissan Leaf

Kaspersky Researchers Uncover Flaws in Popular Dating Apps Like Tinder, OkCupid, and Bumble

Popular dating apps such as OkCupid, Tinder, and Bumble have vulnerabilities that make users’ personal information potentially accessible to …

Apps

Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more.<p>On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated …

Social Media

Verizon will allow 4K video streaming for $10 extra a month

Starting on November 3rd, Verizon customers who want to stream full 4K video on their phones can finally do so. Just two months ago, the company had split its unlimited plans into two tiers; one capped streaming at 480p, while the more expensive one was capped at 720p (1080p for tablets). Now, that …

Televisions

Cisco, Google Cloud forge hybrid cloud partnership: Here's why they need each other

Google Cloud was flanked by AWS-VMware on one side of the hybrid cloud equation and Microsoft Azure on the other. Cisco's available partner base was …

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows

Microsoft is no longer making the Kinect, as Co.Design first reported. The motion-sensing and voice-recognizing device for Xbox One and Windows will disappear from store shelves once the current stock runs out.<p>Microsoft once touted Kinect as an essential component of the Xbox One. Now, as the …

Google's experimental Android app dramatically improves nighttime photography

Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations. Even cheap DSLR’s or mirrorless cameras are miles ahead of the best camera phones when it comes to shooting in dim settings, at least for now.<p>Google researcher …

See how Sony Xperia Touch turns any table, counter or wall into an Android 'phone'

Sony Xperia

The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2017

But a high salary doesn't hurt, either.<p>US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more about the methodology …

Employment

Polaroid just reinvented its iconic camera

LAS VEGAS — The classic Polaroid camera just got revamped for the modern day.<p>While Polaroid has previously launched instant print cameras mixed with …

Cool New Stuff at CES 2017: Pictures

Robotics

Samsung takes wraps off $150 million fund for early startups

The electronic giant's venture arm reveals a new name and says it's investing in young companies targeting VR, AI and the internet of things.<p>Are you building the next big thing in virtual reality, artificial intelligence or the internet of things? If so, you probably would be interested in the $150 …

Virtual Reality

Google Assistant coming to Android TV, more actions in development

Until now, Google Assistant has been limited to the Google Home and the Pixel phones (unless you edited your phone's build.prop file). Assistant is …

Huawei's Mate 9 will be the first phone with Alexa preinstalled

Available in the US January 6th for $600<p>Huawei has announced that its latest flagship phone, the beefy Mate 9, will arrive in the US on January 6th preinstalled with an app that gives users access to Amazon’s Alexa. Huawei says the app will offer customers a “natural, convenient user interface” for …

Mobile Technology

Augmented reality app from IBM and NY Times tries to make history fun

Using virtual reality to immerse people in history has become increasingly common in recent months, but a new collaboration between IBM and the <i>New</i> …

Forests

Photographer captures images of uncontacted Amazon tribe

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>“I took the camera and …

Rio De Janeiro

11 tech trends that will define 2017

Global design and strategy firm frog has released its 2017 forecasts for the technologies that will define the upcoming year. Last year, the firm correctly predicted that virtual reality would explode in popularity and that sensors in things like appliances and thermometers would continue to shrink …

Virtual Reality

​Government spies surveil phones in flight, report says

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden are the root of a report showing how US and British spy agencies can watch what you're doing with your phone on a plane.<p>Turns out the skies are not so friendly after all, at least as far as privacy is concerned.<p>American and British intelligence agencies have been …

Surveillance

Most Beautiful Streets in the World Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

Not all streets are created equal. Take the colorful Caminito that anchors Buenos Aires's La Boca neighborhood: It not only provides visitors with a vibrant photo op but also serves as a reminder of how the neighborhood was built in the 19th century. Streets, however, don't have to offer a history …