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In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

Mobile

Drone over Heathrow was 'wingspan away' from collision with jet

UK Airprox Board reports two more high-risk near misses involving passenger planes, one at Heathrow and the other at Manchester airport<p>Two more near-misses between drones and passenger planes at UK airports have been reported by aviation authorities, including one a “wingspan away” from a jet …

Airplanes

Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to all its domains accessed in EU

Search results removals will now be applied to domains beyond Europe, including google.com, if the browser is located within the European Union<p>Google will begin blocking search results across all of its domains when a search takes place within Europe, in an extension of how it implements the “right …

Meet Samsung's updated Galaxy A smartphones (pictures)

Here's When the Next Star Wars Movies Are Coming Out

You just saw <i>The Force Awakens</i> and want more next-gen <i>Star Wars</i>. Well, you’re going to get more. A lot more. Regularly and steadily, for many years to …

Star Wars

Valve finally explains Christmas Steam attacks

PC gamers had a rather unhappy Christmas this year, as gaming hub Steam was affected by some extreme account vulnerability errors. Almost a week …

Information Security

Apple wants to let you make payments through texts, phone calls, and emails

Evidence that Apple wants to combine payments and iMessage is piling up. And it looks like the tech giant doesn’t plan to stop there.<p>A patent filing published earlier this month (Dec. 2015) indicates that Apple is not only looking at allowing people to send money over its text messaging service, …

Apple Pay

Xbox One Elite Controller Shortages Expected Through March 2016

Looking for an Xbox One Elite controller and can't find one? You're not alone, as the premium pad is sold out basically everywhere. Now, Microsoft has warned that the $150 controller will continue to face "limited supply" through March 2016.<p>In a statement to Tech Insider, Microsoft said it's …

In 2015, Terrorist Attacks Intensified the Debate Over Encryption

Expect a committee to be formed to find a solution to government calls for access to encrypted communications.<p>The terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., changed the nature of the encryption debate.<p>Law enforcement has been criticizing Apple and Google for more than a year, warning …

Privacy

UK trains to let contactless cards act as paper tickets

In the future, Brits will be able to slide through a ticket barrier and board a train without using a credit card-sized piece of paper. As <i>The Telegraph</i> reports, talks are underway to introduce a new ticketing system that will rely on contactless cards instead. Under the plans, you'll be able to buy …

Obama to Seinfeld: 'I always wanted to be in a show about nothing'

Comedian-in-Chief Barack Obama on Wednesday fired off quips alongside Jerry Seinfeld to open season 7 of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”<p>“I always wanted to be in a show about nothing and here I am,” Obama says.<p>“There’s nothing more nothing than this,” Seinfeld responds. “Nothing.”<p>The online …

Storm Frank batters large parts of UK as weather misery deepens

Hundreds of homes evacuated, thousands without power as high winds fell trees and heavy rain brings new flood warnings<p>Large parts of the UK were battered by Storm Frank on Wednesday, with hundreds of homes evacuated and thousands of people left without power, as high winds and heavy rain brought …

Weather

UK Floods: Bus Trapped In Flood Water In South Ayrshire With Passengers On Board

Twelve people are trapped on a bus in Scotland that has been caught in rising floodwater. Local police and the Royal Navy are at the scene in …

Scotland

Sony has exclusive rights to advertise 'Star Wars: Battlefront' — so Microsoft found a way around it

Launched on Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PS4 in the UK 17 November, developer EA restricted pre-sale marketing of Star Wars Battlefront to the Japanese brand - which looked to capitalise upon the chart-topping game to propel console sales in the run-up to Christmas.<p>Microsoft, incapable of …

That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

PlayStation 4 sales hit 30 million worldwide

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold through over 30.2 million units worldwide since its release in late 2013. The figure is as of Sunday, November 22nd, and Sony says "PS4 continues to demonstrate the fastest and strongest growth in PlayStation hardware history."<p>Microsoft hasn't …

Google blames a bug for burying rival sites in search results

Google’s search engine was found displaying the company’s own results ahead of those from rivals Yelp and TripAdvisor in response to queries for those sites on mobile devices, reports Recode.<p>Over the weekend, searches for restaurant reviews with queries like ‘yelp ozumo’ on phones surfaced links to …

Halloween ad featuring 'menacing' clown banned for scaring children

Posters featuring a heavily stitched clown’s face dripping with blood were irresponsible, rules watchdog<p>A poster featuring a clown’s face dripping with blood to advertise a Halloween event at a family park has been banned for making children “very distressed”.<p>The poster advertising Dinosaur …

Buying a Samsung phone? Get $349 in accessories and $50 rebate for free

Carriers and manufacturers are celebrating the holidays extra early this year. Yesterday we reported on T-Mobile offer $100 discounts on top smartphones; now Samsung and Sprint are offering some of the sweetest smartphone deals we have seen in a while.<p>You won’t exactly be saving much on the phone …

Would you wear a chip in your brain?

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Neurophilosophy

20 years later: 'Toy Story' animators, directors recall iconic film

Twenty years ago, <i>Toy Story</i> changed the course of animated filmmaking forever.<p>The adventurous story about Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their toy pals …

One in five British kids who grew up with the internet believe all of it is true

Teenagers today still struggle to judge the truthfulness of information they find online, according to a new survey on children’s media consumption (pdf) by UK communications regulator Ofcom.<p>Although kids born after 1999 might seem Internet-savvy, Ofcom found that only 50% of British 12- to …

Kids

Apple iPad Pro Now On Sale In The UK

The Apple iPad Pro is now on sale in the UK. With a giant 12.9-inch Retina Display, dedicated stylus and its very own folding keyboard this is the …

IPad Pro

Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be …

Apps

Google just bought a startup that takes the pain out of editing videos

Fly Labs had produced a quartet of video-editing apps to help people "edit on the fly." One of the apps, Crop, turned vertical cellphone videos into horizontal, YouTube-friendly ones. Its newest release, Clips, turned small video fragments into so-called masterpiece short films.<p>In the Fly Labs …

An early idea for the ‘Harry Potter’ prequel movie sounded terrible

Prequel film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," based off of one of Harry Potter's schoolbooks of the same name, will star an entirely new cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. However, it's an odd choice for a movie adaptation.<p>How exactly do you adapt a short 42-page encyclopedia on a …

TalkTalk customer reported data breach as early as 2013

Keith Aldridge alerted CEO’s office to call from fraudster 14 months before firm had first of series of data breaches<p>Senior TalkTalk staff were warned as early as 2013 that fraudsters were accessing customers’ personal details – two years before the company fell victim to an external …

Identity Theft