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OnePlus is opening 7 pop-up stores around the world to let you go hands-on with the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is right around the corner. On June 14 (one day after in China), the company will officially unveil its latest flagship phone, but among the few ways set up to get your hands on a early copy of the device, there seems to be one more now added to the list…<p>Much like it did with the …

Mobile Technology

Samsung may launch bendable smartphones as early as 2017

Apple’s been rumored to be investigating flexible iPhone, capable of bending and folding without damage, for years now — but it seems that Samsung may beat Cupertino to actually launching a handset like this into the marketplace.<p>According to a new report, Samsung is planning to introduce two new …

Electronics Industry
Android News

Lenovo gets serious about VR with Movidius partnership

Today, Movidius announced that electronics behemoth Lenovo is the latest company to adopt their tiny, low-power (sub-one-watt) Myriad 2 visual processing unit (VPU) “to provide advanced vision processing technology to a variety of VR-centric Lenovo products.“<p>Lenovo is a marquee client for the …

This is what 8 million Instagram followers does to your notifications — don’t panic

I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to have hundreds of thousands of millions of followers on Instagram, and how it would feel to receive notifications from all of them. Researchers say we’re addicted to those love pings because they basically give us a straight shot of dopamine. But what if you …

Google Now Launcher update adds landscape mode, normalized app icon sizes

<b>Update 1/13</b>: In another update (version 5.8.47.19), the normalized app icons were removed and are now back to their original size. The feature was likely just a bug. This update also fixes the gap between the favorites tray and onscreen buttons in landscape and the non-grayed out buttons when the …

Apps

Google Maps will soon work out where you’re going by itself

Google is adding a new feature to Maps for Android that could make its navigation software even smarter. Called Driving mode, the new Maps mode will take into account your location history and your Google and Google Maps searches to suggest info about your route like travel times, traffic …

Apple Watch 2 going into trial production this month

Quanta is reportedly set to enter trial production of the Apple Watch 2 by the end of this month, with a likely launch around April. That means we’d see the sequel wearable just a year after Apple introduced the product line.<p>If reports are correct, Apple is sticking with the same manufacturer that …

Smartwatches

Motorola opens up Verizon's Moto X to custom software

When Motorola declared that it wouldn't support Android 6 "Marshmallow" on carrier-locked versions of its nearly-new 2014 Moto X, owners of the $500 flagship phone were rightly pissed. The Lenovo-owned company is at least throwing owners of the Verizon version a bone, though. It's now handing out …

Google Gets Serious, Beefs Up VR Division

Google is restructuring to invest more in VR.<p>Since launching its $10 Cardboard VR headsets almost two years ago, Google has had a very strange, very Google relationship with virtual reality. Though it feels like a hobby of Google’s engineers, Cardboard has quietly sold over a million units. It has …

Google's self-driving cars would've hit something 13 times if not for humans

New report shows when and why test drivers have to take the wheel<p>In the future, self-driving cars may allow us to ignore the road completely, but in the present, humans still need to be ready to take the wheel at a moment's notice. Google reports that in California between September 2014 and …

Self-Driving Cars

Take a ride on the world’s largest model train set in Google Street View, if you dare

I am smitten with Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, and I think you will be too. The world's largest model railway fills a 13,000-square-meter layout with 13 kilometers of tracks and hundreds of thousands of tiny people, vehicles, buildings, natural attractions, and of course trains. Over a million …

London gangs ‘pressuring 9yo girls into group sex’ – Home Office report

Gang members are pressuring girls as young as nine into group sex, causing them to believe it is normal behavior, an official Home Office report has revealed.<p>The report on urban gangs in 19 London boroughs and 14 local authorities, reveals young girls are having sex with up to five gang members, …

Scotland Yard

Gangs lure children under nine with new trainers and tracksuits

Home Office report says younger and younger children are being lured into becoming street drug dealers in exchange for cash and gifts<p>Urban gangs are recruiting children aged under nine to take part in crime, with some youngsters lured outside schools with the promise of new trainers and tracksuits, …