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GoPro Is Recalling Every Single One of Its New Drones

Beleaguered action camera maker GoPro is recalling its new Karma drone just weeks after it launched, the company announced late Tuesday as many …

Gotcha! Norwegian prime minister caught playing Pokémon GO during parliamentary debate

Pokémon GO fever may be receding in the U.S., but in Norway it’s still raging. The country’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, was caught red-handed playing the game in parliament.<p>PM Solberg had her phone out not during a break or boring filibuster, but during an active debate while another minister …

Xiaomi thinks its inexpensive set-top box is the perfect way to introduce itself to Americans

The company is still weighing the right time to bring phones to the U.S.<p>Xiaomi is finally selling one of its devices in the U.S., but it isn’t one of the company’s smartphones.<p>Instead, the Chinese phone maker is selling Mi Box, a $69 streaming video box built on Google’s Android TV.<p>“This is what …

The Inside Story Of 'Pokémon GO's' Evolution From Google Castoff To Global Phenomenon

It’s not hard to spot players of the most popular smartphone game of all time. They have a peculiar way of carrying their devices in front of them with one hand, says John Hanke, the technology whiz behind <i>Pokémon GO,</i> as we stroll along the waterfront of San Diego’s Seaport Village the day before …

Pokémon

Colleges Use Snapchat to Attract Prospective Students

When Alex Cosentino visited the campus of the University of South Carolina earlier this year, the 18-year-old looked beyond the brochures and tour guides for a glimpse of what the school is really like. His source? The social media platform Snapchat.<p>“When you go on Snapchat, you see what students …

Positive Chakra, Microsoft Open Sources 'Edge' Browser Core

Microsoft used the JSConf US Last Call conference in Florida this weekend (yes, this weekend) to open source Chakra, an important part of the new Edge browser.<p>The artist formerly known as Internet Explorer, Edge arrived as the Windows 10 default browser during the firm’s Build 2015 conference back …

Software

Find Which Uber Is Yours With Its New Colored-Coded SPOT Lights

Outside big events like concerts, tons of Ubers can be waiting, making it tough for passengers to figure out which car is theirs. That’s why last week I suggested Uber create a feature that would give passengers and drivers a visual signal they could use to find each other. Well, today Uber …

Facebook offers all employees four months paid baby leave

Facebook is giving all full-time employees four months of paid leave to take care of a new baby, regardless of an employee's gender or location.<p>Starting January 2016, all new dads and same-sex partners working at Facebook will receive four months of paid leave to bond with a new baby. The Menlo …

The Workplace

A beginner's guide to the Raspberry Pi Zero

The tiny and ridiculously inexpensive Raspberry Pi Zero has already proven to be a huge hit, selling out everywhere (including on the front cover of …

Here's why the iPad Pro's processor is so fast

Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's little doubt that the A9X processor in the iPad Pro is quick -- in a few cases, it rivals the performance you'd get from a laptop. But why is it so quick, especially when Apple tends to shy away from high clock speeds, many-core processors and other …

IPad Pro

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

Raspberry Pi

Report: Apple plans to nix 3.5mm port on iPhone 7, require Lightning for wired headphones

Citing a reliable source, a report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone port from the upcoming iPhone 7, helping to achieve a “more than 1mm” reduction in thickness compared to the iPhone 6s. While the screen shape and radius will remain similar, the …

Expect Faster Charging, Not Longer Lasting, Phone Batteries

Huawei is showing off a smartphone battery that can charge nearly halfway in just five minutes.<p>The bad news on the mobile power front is that, much as we all want longer-lasting batteries, there is little on the horizon that will allow phones to last for days on end without a charge.<p>While chips …

Bluetooth technology is going to get a major upgrade in 2016

One of the most widely used technologies on the planet is getting a major upgrade in the coming year. On Wednesday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced several enhancements to the technology that would increase its functionality with the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016.<p>“There is …

Gmail will soon warn you when an unencrypted message arrives

In its on-going quest to lock down your email communication, Google is working on a new notification system for Gmail. The alerts will let you know when you receive a message from an incoming mail server that's not encrypted. Mountain View continues its work on email security, partnering with …

Gmail

Huawei shipped an impressive 27 million phones in Q3

Huawei has announced its financial results for Q3 2015, and things are looking good for the Chinese smartphone maker. Having just surpassed Xiaomi as the top manufacturer in China, the company just announced that it shipped an impressive 27.4 million smartphones in Q3. That puts it on course to …

This is the first footage shot by the GoPro drone

Earlier this year we learned that GoPro was making a quadcopter drone, but few details have since been shared about the project. That changes today, as the company has uploaded the first footage from the drone to its YouTube channel.<p>GoPro caveats the footage, saying that it was "captured using a …

A spy drive? Seagate launches 8-terabyte drive for surveillance apps

Seagate is launching an eight-terabyte hard disk drive for security applications. Equally interesting is where the company is doing this. The storage giant unveiled its Seagate Surveillance HDD at the China Public Security Expo 2015 in Shenzhen, China.<p>China has a huge appetite for storage since it …

The inside story of why Marissa Mayer's most trusted executives have given up on Yahoo

Some even felt it was dishonest.<p>Mayer's executive bench has been bolting as Mayer struggles to grow revenue or develop new hit products. The two most recent departures were Jackie Reses and Kathy Savitt. Both were handpicked by Mayer. Reses ran mergers and acquisitions and human resources and was …

This DIY visualizer grooves to music playing around you

Love music? Like tinkering with hardware? This nifty Arduino project combines both interests by taking you through the process of building a visualizer that reacts to any song playing in your surroundings.<p>It’s a cool little gizmo to have on your desk to show off your mad DIY skills. Simply set it …

Police Arrest 15-Year-Old on Suspicion of Hacking British Telecoms Firm

A 15-year-old boy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was arrested Monday in connection with Wednesday’s hack of British telecoms company TalkTalk, …

Western Digital is buying flash storage maker SanDisk for $19 billion

Two of today's biggest names in data storage are joining together. Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SanDisk, a competitor focused on flash storage. The agreement values SanDisk at $19 billion, which Western Digital will …

Google Maps Now Lets You Add A Stop Along Your Route, Check Gas Prices

Google announced today it’s rolling out an update to its Google Maps mobile app that will (finally!) allow users to add a stop along their current route. For example, you’ll be able to search for things like gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants while still in navigation mode, …

Xiaomi has come up with its own version of a Segway, for just over $300

Having built a formidable empire in just a few years on the success of its smartphones, Xiaomi is expanding into all kinds of electronics. On Monday, the Chinese company introduced its latest effort -- the Ninebot mini, a self-balancing, Segway-esque scooter.<p>The tech giant, currently the world's …

Xiaomi

Entrepreneurs launch coding school for refugees in Germany

BERLIN — Weston Hankins, an entrepreneur in Germany currently juggling three startups, was complaining to a friend one night about the lack of …

Business Administration

Google is removing the desktop notification center from Chrome

Google today announced it is removing the notification center from Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The reason the company is giving for the change is simple: “In practice, few users visit the notification center.” The notification center in Chrome OS will remain.<p>Google has been toying with …

Elon Musk: Tesla autopilot features coming Thursday in software upgrade

Tesla Motors, the electric automaker, plans to roll out its latest software upgrade—version 7, which includes autopilot features—worldwide to owners …

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Mobile Technology

Stagefright makes a comeback, and more than 1 billion phones are vulnerable

The number of vulnerabilities found in Android’s Stagefright just grew, and this time devices from as far back as Android 1.0 are vulnerable to attack. This first vulnerability, affecting almost every Android device, is in “libutils” — and that’s just one of the vulnerabilities recently discovered …

Some iPhone 6s Owners Seeing Their Phones Randomly Shut Off

Since the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been available on September 25, many users have begun reporting that their 6s or 6s Plus will randomly turn itself off completely, even when it's left unattended and with sufficient battery power. It's unknown what causes the shut off, but some users have also …