Nicos Varsos

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Looking into the Future: 21 new jobs of the next decade

Image: Shutterstock<p>Work has been central to humans for millennia and shall always be. It has constantly changed to suit the times we live in. Over …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung pushes Apple out of Q1 smartphone activations lead, but iPhone loyalty remains strong

CIRP is out this morning with new data on smartphone activations and smartphone loyalty for the January-March quarter. According to its numbers, Samsung handily took the top spot for smartphone activations while Apple led with its iPhone loyalty.<p>For the 2018 calendar Q1, CIRP data says that Samsung …

27 temporarily free and 24 on-sale apps for Wednesday

Article Contents<p>1 Free<p>1.1 Apps<br>• 1.2 Games<br>• 1.3 Icon packs & customization<p>2 Sale<p>2.1 Apps<br>• 2.2 Games<br>• 2.3 Icon packs & customization<p>Tax Day (U.S.) has passed, …

Apps

25 Smart and Unique Ways to Design Your Living Room

Designing a small space can be tricky, especially if you have a living room so tiny your legs practically hit the wall when you’re lounging around. …

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

Every Android phone should have this Huawei P20 Pro feature

Essential, Sharp, and Apple all have something in common. They were the first companies to adopt the notch, carving out an extra sliver of screen real estate and popularizing the design in current smartphones. Like it or not, the notch is here to stay. Companies like OnePlus already revealed it’ll …

Xiaomi's powerful Mi Mix 2S is both bezel-less and notch-less

At an event in Shanghai today, Chinese hardware maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2S, the iterative follow-up to its impressive borderless Android handset from 2017 – and thankfully, it hasn’t gone the way of many other phone brands borrowing the iPhone X’s notch.<p>While the core bezel-less design …

Mobile Technology

8 Cool New Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Technology is constantly evolving and with each new day comes a new gadget to make your life a little easier, a lot more enjoyable, and sometimes …

Gear & Gadgets

These 6 Cars Have Been Named the Best in the World – Read Our Reviews Now

The 2018 New York Auto Show is underway, and as part of the festivities winners of the World Car of the Year award winners have been announced. …

Galaxy Note 9 reported to launch as early as July

Note 9 production is reportedly ahead of schedule, which could mean that the phone will release early.<p>The wait for the Galaxy Note 9 may have gotten a little shorter. That's because production of Samsung's next Note phone is reportedly ahead of schedule, according to Korean news outlet The …

Galaxy Note

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Samsung Is Building Specialized Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining

Samsung has recently overtaken Intel as the world’s largest chip manufacturer, but the South Korean tech giant might have broader ambitions: recent …

Cryptocurrency

Square made an illustrated children’s story to explain bitcoin

“They called it Bitcoin, and it was a radically new way to transact and store value all around the world.”<p>Governments, journalists, experts, and more have issued or written guidance on how to understand bitcoin. But none of these guides are as helpful as Square’s new illustrated story about the …

Great balls of graphene: New Samsung tech could charge phones five times faster

Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology has come up with another use for graphene, a material that’s part of many exciting future projects from …

Burgundy Red Samsung Galaxy S8 is the stuff dreams are made of

Samsung is no stranger to unconventional, eye-catching and even exotic smartphone color options, generally releasing its flagships in just a handful …

Samsung offering free DeX or Gear VR with Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase

Flagship phones are great, but they also have a tendency to be quite pricey. Samsung regularly runs promotions to help defer the cost of its Galaxy …

14 of the Scariest, Most Gut-Wrenching Movies 2018 Has to Offer

We know, we know. You've burnt through all the horror movies on Netflix, including the REALLY scary ones. There's only one thing left to do: turn to the big screen and find out what fresh thrills cinema has to offer in 2018. This year, we've already seen Helen Mirren's battle with a mean house, and …

The 50 best video games of all time, according to critics

There are dozens of ways you could put together a list of the best video games ever made. You could look to classics, like "Super Mario Bros." here.<p>You could look at impact on the medium, or highest sales. You could write down your personal favorites on pieces of paper, then throw them into the …

Samsung’s Android Oreo beta is now live for Galaxy S8 owners

For select customers in the US, UK, and South Korea<p>The Samsung Experience 9.0 is now live bringing a beta version of the Android Oreo operating system to Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus owners in the US, UK, and South Korea. Testers provide feedback about performance, stability, and usability in return for …

Review: Amazon Echo 2 is still number one

After first launching in 2014, Echo might have been the device that kicked off the digital assistant craze. Many had come before, many more came after, but Alexa — Amazon’s smart assistant — was the first to offer true utility. Smartphone assistants, remember, were little more than a novelty at the …

Mercedes-AMG Project One: Jaw-dropping power signals a new era in Mercedes performance

Most of what follows on Mercedes-AMG's ground-breaking, Formula One-sourced Project One hypercar had to be heavily edited to remove involuntary swearing due to our excitement.<p>For example, the Project One concept car will punch from a standing start to 124 miles per hour in six seconds (124 mph …

These Rugged Portable Speakers Would Survive the Apocalypse

Lifeproof's new line of Bluetooth speakers are built to withstand plenty of abuse<p>The portable speaker market is flooded with all sorts of contraptions—some float, some link up, some hover, some can cook… OK, not those last two, but the point stands. There are a ton of speakers out there, and not …

'HDR' is the most confusing term in consumer tech right now

You're going to bump into it whether you're buying a TV, a camera, or a smartphone.<p>By now, you're rightfully wary of buzzwords when buying something new. It only takes one bad experience with pricy car undercoating to sour a person. Right now, the biggest buzzword in consumer tech is HDR (short for …

Televisions

The Apple Watch Is Good Now

The Apple Watch Series 3 is crazy expensive for a smartwatch—$100 more than its closest competitors. Many of the third party apps are still slow …

Galaxy S9: The Specs For Samsung’s First 2018 Flagship Might Have Just Been Leaked

With the iPhone X closing in on the market, the Galaxy S9 is starting to look like Samsung’s best bet to counter Apple’s latest and greatest …

Samsung's Latest Camera Promises High-Quality Virtual Reality At a 'Reasonable' Price

If you’re looking to create 4K virtual reality content and you have $10,500 to burn, Samsung might have the product for you.<p>The Korean firm has …

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro vs the competition

The Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro likely won’t grab as much attention on the market as many of their rivals, but they are still fantastic smartphones. Both feature a premium bezel-less design, top-of-the-line specs, and the latest version of Android. But just how exactly do they stack up against the …

Samsung announces 360 Round VR camera with 17 lenses

Samsung at its annual developer conference earlier today unveiled a new 360-degree camera, appropriately named the "360 Round." Unlike the company's …

Eve Smart Mirror Complete With App Store Hits Kickstarter

Designer and developer Stephen Bonnain has created an interactive smart mirror complete with and App Store allowing you to access your favourite …

Samsung leapfrogs Intel again with 8-nanometer chips

Samsung has qualified its 8-nanometer chip-making process for production three months ahead of schedule. It's the same "low power plus" (LPP) process used for its current 10-nanometer silicon, not the next-gen extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its future 7-nanometer tech. That'll yield …

Nextgen