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Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm to Beef Up Partnership by Renewing Patent Agreement

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics agreed to strengthen their strategic partnership by renewing a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement. Samsung …

Mobile

Planets beyond our galaxy spotted for the first time

Scientists have used light bent by gravity itself to detect planets over 3 billion light-years away from Earth.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy is massive at around 100,000 light-years across, making the prospect of directly observing any planets beyond our galaxy with conventional telescopes basically …

Universe

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a 21st-century hatch

Whether it's the headlights or the infotainment, the A-Class is loaded with cutting-edge tech.<p>While the US won't be getting the hatchback variant of the A-Class, its debut nevertheless gives us an idea of what's to come Stateside.<p>Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2019 A-Class hatchback today. Destined for …

Ford Ranger

What you need to know about DACA and tech (FAQ)

The Trump administration kills off the Obama program that cut undocumented children some slack. Tech execs are angry. Here’s why.<p>US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday an end to DACA, and the tech industry is fuming.<p>A number of tech execs have fiercely defended the program, which …

LeakedSource Operator Charged with Selling 3 Billion Pieces of Records

The mask's off...<p>The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has charged a Canadian man for trafficking in identity information, mischief to data, …

An influential Silicon Valley investor said that talking about paternity leave is a sign that society is becoming 'unhinged'

Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz has argued that Silicon Valley employees spend too much time pushing for benefits like time off and paternity leave, while their Chinese counterparts are forging ahead by working 12-hour days and working weekends. Moritz made the comments in an opinion piece …

Silicon Valley

N26 launches a premium credit card for ‘the digital customer,’ partners with WeWork

N26, the European mobile banking service, today announced the launch of N26 Metal, the company’s premium Mastercard-affiliated credit card “tailored to the needs of digital customers” at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. N26 Black customers in Germany, France, Italy and Austria will be able to sign up for …

Nokia 8 quick review: Nokia's first Android flagship feels special

The Nokia 8 has tremendous expectations on its shoulders and deservedly so - it is not only the first high-end smartphone from Nokia in years but is …

MIT's latest robot politely weaves through crowds

We're still trying to get robots to walk through difficult terrain (or gallop like ostriches), but sooner or later they'll need to master another important skill: Not getting in our way. MIT researchers have built a wheeled 'bot that can safely navigate through crowds of people.<p>It's not just …

T-Mobile’s early Galaxy Note 8 buyers could be in for a surprise, with shipments starting ‘soon’

Now that the Galaxy Note 8 is official and globally up for pre-order, major carriers and retailers will pull out all the stops to win the early …

Acer unveils fanless Switch 7 with dedicated graphics, affordable Spin 5 convertible

Since retiring from the all-important smartphone market of India, signaling a global mobile step back that few consumers probably noticed, Acer …

What to expect from Europe's biggest technology show

As the end of summer approaches, IFA opens in Berlin. From phones to appliances, CNET predicts what will happen.<p>In between gawping over the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and waiting for Apple to invite us to the unveiling for its new iPhone(s), CNET heads to Berlin this week for the biggest, oldest and …

Mobile Technology

Dell's latest Inspiron PCs include the first 17-inch 2-in-1

Dell is launching its latest generation of Inspiron PCs pacing Intel's latest 8th-generation "Kaby Lake" chips, with a bit more fanfare than usual. Exhibit "A" is the Inspiron lineup of laptops and 2-in-1s: Dell says the Inspiron 7000 is the first 17-inch 2-in-1 on the market. That might seem …

Boosted gets a new CEO as the company tries to grow beyond electric skateboards

Former CEO and founder Sanjay Dastoor to take a role on the company’s board of directors<p>Boosted, the company known for making the best all-electric longboards on the market, is changing up its executive ranks. Founder Sanjay Dastoor is stepping down from the CEO role and into a position on the …

Snowboarding

Acer’s new gaming mouse has adjustable click resistance

Acer’s new Predator Cestus 500 mouse is a high-end ambidextrous gaming mouse with a few customization options. But what makes it stand out is the “dual switch” design which allows you to change between light and heavier click resistance based on what game you’re playing.<p>We’ll have to try it out to …

Computer Science

Samsung unveils Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker

Samsung has introduced three new wearables at IFA 2017: the Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker, and IconX 2018 wireless earbuds. Both the Sport and Fit2 Pro are wrist-worn devices powered by Samsung’s proprietary Tizen operating system, while the IconX buds represent the second …

Wearable Tech

Here's When You Can Really Get the Essential Phone

Andy Rubin's Essential has kept the exact release date of its smartphone to consumers awfully close to the vest. But now we finally have some insight …

Robust rise for rugged phones amid market fragility

The market for rugged smartphones, which can take rough handling and being dropped without their screens being broken, is bucking the stagnant trend …

It's time for the 'other' smartphone makers to shine

Squeezed between Samsung's and Apple's big phone announcements is this year's IFA trade show in Berlin. The colorful event officially kicks off on …

Apple, Accenture team up on iPhone, iPad apps for businesses

(Reuters) - Technology company Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and professional services company Accenture PLC (ACN.N) said Tuesday they will team up to help businesses build better applications for iOS, the operating system that powers Apple's iPhone and iPad.<p>Accenture helps large companies write new software …

Grab an LG V20 with both of its displays for just $350 at B&H

The folks at Thrifter are back again, this time with a sweet deal on LG's popular V20 smartphone!<p>The LG V20 is one of the last flagship smartphones …

Palm-branded devices will be available in 2018, likely running Android

Before the likes of the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy flagship series, and Google’s Pixel, brands like BlackBerry, Palm, and Motorola were the pioneers of mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Motorola’s still going strong under Lenovo’s ownership, and the BlackBerry name returned with …

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