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Huawei’s Richard Yu is really pissed at US carriers

It was the 800-pound gorilla for the duration of today’s Huawei CES keynote — a sort of will he, or won’t he? Richard Yu managed to keep his cool for the majority of the event, announcing the unlocked availability of the company’s latest flagship here in the States, talking up a new Wi-Fi router …

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Middle Age

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world. What good will he do with all that money?

It’s been seven months since Bezos tweeted a request for philanthropic ideas.<p>After the New York Times questioned Jeff Bezos about his level of philanthropic giving last year, the Amazon CEO took to Twitter in June to solicit ideas:<p>“I’m thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping …

Philanthropy

Samsung to bring SmartThings control to its Gear smartwatches

During its CES press conference today, Samsung announced that this year, it will bring the SmartThings app to its Gear S3 and Gear Sport smartwatches. In its presentation, the company focused on how it will bring all of its connected devices together to create a seamless ecosystem with simple user …

This startup’s prototype AR goggles fix one of the HoloLens’ biggest issues

A much wider field of view, but it’s just a prototype for now<p>Hong Kong-based Realmax is an augmented reality startup, one of many trying to crack the highly sought-after smart glasses market that’s taken CES by storm this year. The company’s prototype product, which it’s brought to the show floor …

New technique eases production, customization of soft robotics

By helping rubber and plastic stick together under pressure, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemists have simplified the production of small …

University of Nebraska

Kano’s latest gadget: a build-it-yourself camera for custom photo filters and GIFs

After raising $28 million last November to add more firepower to its growth, Kano is unveiling the newest addition to its range of build-it-yourself gadgets that you use to learn to code: a camera.<p>London-based Kano is using this week’s CES in Las Vegas to show off a full prototype of the new Camera …

Apple just shared some staggering statistics about how well the App Store is doing

Apple has an annual tradition in early January of announcing how well its App Store is doing.<p>But instead of simply announcing its yearly sales, or total downloads, or other key stats, it gives investors and users a few seemingly random data points.<p>Still, Wall Street analysts use these data points …

App Store

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Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'

The UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, is having trouble recruiting new spies because current and potential spooks want to take better-paid jobs at big tech firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>We first saw the news via Quartz.<p>A December report from the government's security services watchdog, …

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

LONDON — Banks are getting excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in finance, with hopes that AI could both cut costs and boost revenues.<p>Artificial intelligence has advanced in recent years and financial services companies are now looking at its potential applications in both …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook's bet on 'snackable content' could be worth $12 billion (FB)

• <b>Facebook's video-on-demand service, "Watch," could easily bring in $12 billion in sales by 2022, Brent Thill, an analyst at Jefferies, wrote in a note.</b>• <b><br>The social media company's data-driven approach to video content by employing user-engagement data to tailor videos to its audience will help drive</b> …

Video on Demand

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2018

It’s that time of the year again. What’s going to be hot in web design next year?<p>Previously I covered web design trends to watch in 2016 and 2017. This year, I reached out to seven experts from various fields and asked what they feel is going to dominate web design in 2018.<p>I can tell you that 2018 …

UI Design

How big tech finally awakened to the horror of its own inventions

It took years for ex-Facebook and Google bosses to criticize what they had created – but they seem to have had a collective change of heart. Perhaps it’s because they now have children of their own<p>For an industry that prides itself on innovation, Silicon Valley loves to conform. The herd mentality …

Silicon Valley

Google’s mobile-first search index has rolled out to a handful of sites

Just over a year ago, Google announced a major change to the way its search index will rank sites: it will go mobile-first. As the company explained at the time, Google’s algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a website’s content to rank its pages, to understand structured …

Data Modeling

Is your computer secretly mining Bitcoin alternatives? A beginner's guide to ‘cryptojacking'

Video streaming sites as well as file-sharing network The Pirate Bay have allegedly been “cryptojacking” their users’ computers<p>Nothing comes for …

Bitcoin

The biggest AI stories of 2017

f8c5f3ec-20e3-49ea-9786-4f288642d77c<p>The biggest AI stories of …

North Korea

Karma's anonymous LTE hotspot goes on sale next month

Although features like Tor browsing aren’t included, for now<p>Karma Mobility has announced that its upcoming Karma Black LTE hotspot now has a ship date of January 15th next year. The device will be available for preorders at a discounted price of $149, going up to $249 after its release. …

The grand unifying theory of Apple: MacOS and iOS could converge after all

Apple might be preparing to merge its MacOS and iOS app ecosystems after years of insisting on clear separation between the two platforms. Citing unnamed sources, <i>Bloomberg’s</i> Mark Gurman reports that Apple is working on a universal app framework, <b>which would allow developers to write a single app</b> …

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Which iMac Pro should you get?

8, 10, 14, or 18 cores of sheer power: Which Intel Xeon W processor should you get for your new iMac Pro?Forget the aging Mac Pro: Apple's iMac Pro …

Wireless communication without social addiction

You can’t put a price on the safety and ease of communication between a parent and child. And with smartphones so easily accessible, that’s precisely …

Cryptocurrencies Are Starting to Affect the Real Economy

Be afraid.<p>Until now, the surge in cryptocurrency markets has been a sideshow to the financial markets or the real economy. Prices have gone up a lot for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and it's fun to joke about things with names like Cardano and Monero going up a lot in value, but if it were …

Cryptocurrency

More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCC’s foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality was high, FCC representatives dismissed most of supportive net neutrality commentary as spam.<p>While …

Net Neutrality

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messaging service. Now, it’s ready for the next step in its evolution. The company now wants to make it …

Blockchain

California advises against keeping your phone in your pocket

The jury is still out on whether or not cellphone radiation is bad for you, but California's Department of Public Health isn't taking any chances. The agency just issued an advisory that suggests residents should take steps to limit their exposure to cellphones. The notice recommends avoiding phone …

Here are the devices that will (and won’t) be updated to iOS 11 on September 19

Apple officially announced this afternoon that it will release iOS 11 to the general public on September 19th – bringing new features to supported hardware like a new Control Center, a redesigned App Store, and more. As always, however, some devices won’t receive the update as Apple works to …

IPad Pro

What do all the iPhones actually cost now?

Apple’s big September event was yesterday, which means two things: the company introduced new iPhones and cut the prices of its older models.<p>If you’re interested in an upgrade from your aging iPhone 5 or 6, but the $999 iPhone X is a little pricey, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch Series 3: What You Need To Know About The Next-Gen Smartwatch

The Apple Watch is selling at a record rate. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed during the Cupertino company’s latest earnings call that Watch sales had almost doubled, year-over-year, and that Apple’s wearables business was the size of a Fortune 500 company.<p>But while the Series 2 model is selling like …

Smartwatches

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014.<p>Calling it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”, the European Commission, …

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