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Dell's XPS 15 now has a beautiful edge-to-edge display

The first thing you notice about the XPS 15 is the edge-to-edge display. Dell has gone one step further here and added 4K; it's simply beautiful. The lack of bezels is even more noticeable on this larger display, and it's every bit as impressive as the XPS 13. Dell has also paid close attention to …

Stephen Hawking fears competent machines, not malicious ones

Like any good scientist, Stephen Hawking has taken his time. A Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) that collected questions from the site's users back in July is today being answered comprehensively by the world's most famous living physicist. Unsurprisingly, given his high profile and the extended period …

Stakes are high for Apple going into 'critical event'

Apple's annual September event is always its most anticipated gathering of the year. The stakes are especially high this time around.<p>Heading into Wednesday's invitation-only event in San Francisco, Apple is contending with volatile stock markets worldwide, economic turmoil in China — arguably its …

Tim Cook

Microsoft steering Windows 10 users away from non-Microsoft browsers

Microsoft is aggressively pushing its own Edge browser when you run a Bing search for another browser<p>Microsoft is aggressively pushing its new web browser, Edge, to Windows 10 users when they attempt to search for other browsers — like Firefox or Chrome — using Microsoft's own browser.<p>The tactic …

Software

Nintendo cuts the 2DS' price to $99

Starting August 30th<p>The cheapest DS just got even cheaper. Nintendo has announced a price drop for its wallet-friendly 2DS handheld, bringing the cost of the device to $99.99, down from the original $129.99 price tag. And it's even cheaper than that price suggests, as new models of the handheld …

Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video

We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but <i>Halo</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is capable of. In a new research paper, Redmond outlines how it plans to grab live video that'd work as …

The best new iOS game is about growing trees

Prune is a bonsai tree in your pocket<p>When the iPhone was new and the idea of touchscreen controls was still novel, mobile gaming was a hotbed of creativity. New, completely original games came out so quickly that it was hard to keep up. Today the App Store is a far different place, dominated by …

App Store

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). …

Windows 10

Karma Go review: a mobile hotspot minus the monthly fee

But you have to share<p>Karma was always intriguing, at least in theory. You get a relatively cheap mobile hotspot and data, but it's open to anybody. If somebody near you uses it, you'll get free data added to your plan. But the best part of the Karma system isn't the scheme to try to get free data, …

15% of smartphone apps can scam you, study finds

Your smartphone apps may be scamming you.<p>Nearly 15% of all apps may stealthily load barrages of invisible ads that artificially inflate viewer …

Apple Sold up to 4.2 Million Apple Watches, Analysts Estimate

Apple sold more smartwatches than any other manufacturer in the Apple Watch's launch quarter.<p>Crunching figures based on Apple’s opaque remarks this week, analysts estimate Apple sold two million to 4.2 million Apple Watches in its debut quarter, making it the most successful smartwatch launch to …

Smartwatches

Contactless card details can be stolen with a swipe

A security flaw at the heart of contactless credit cards could allow criminals to steal vital data -- and ultimately money -- despite the presence of …

Creators of Talking Tom app unveil multiplayer bubble shooter Mars Pop

Outfit7, the company that created the enormously popular Talking Tom and Friends apps, announced today that it has created Mars Pop, a new bubble-shooter mobile game with real-time interactive multiplayer play for casual gamers.<p>Mars Pop adds its own twist to the popular genre of bubble-shooter …

Apps

Big tech companies back Samsung in court case against Apple

Just like Taylor Swift in <i>Bad Blood</i>, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by <i>Inside Sources</i>, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have submitted a "friend of the court" brief on July 1st, …

Xbox 360 Disc-Scratching Lawsuit Moving Forward

The court battle against Microsoft over a reported Xbox 360 design problem that causes disc-scratching is moving forward this week. Ars Technica reports that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday set the table for Microsoft to potentially eventually face a class-action lawsuit over the …

Class Action

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

By Fredrick Kunkle<p>, Reporter<p>It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research …

Alzheimer's Disease

GE's Roland Menassa: When Robots Help People Do Their Jobs Better, Manufacturing Wins

What companies come to mind when you think about continuous innovation? There are few more linked to the drive to innovate than GE.<p>Staying ahead requires more than vision. Building out the technologies, processes and strategies is critical to ensuring the success of any forward-looking effort. For …

Cusby adapters give you the building blocks to adjust to USB-C

You can’t stop staring at the new 12-inch MacBook, especially the gold one. It’s lighter and smaller and while it has all the computing power of your suddenly-bulkier model, you’re not sure about life with a single USB-C port.<p>A Miami startup, led by an electrical engineer, has designed adapters …

FlashChat: the anonymous chat app just got smarter

Last year, we told you about FlashChat, a clever app that let’s you communicate anonymously with others using the same Wi-Fi network as you. Available on iOS and Android it was an intelligent way of chatting to people nearby without having to worry about there being any record – all chats are …