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Of course EE's hyping wireless chargers on new iPhone day

EE all but confirming new iPhone features before Apple's had a chance to announce them is turning into a bit of a yearly tradition. This morning, the carrier announced it's now selling Belkin's Qi Wireless Charging Pad for £30 (this is the standard retail price, by the way). Also, EE says other …

Wireless

MP welcomes new superfast broadband roll out

<b>MP welcomes new superfast broadband roll out</b><p>Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has welcomed a flurry of new areas which can now access …

Broadband

This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language

While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people, for instance, or a kitchen bot that helps disabled folks cook. Or — and this one is real — a robot arm that can …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is here! Finally a decent box

On a rainy Friday, the last thing I was expecting is to be surprised by a Fedex package in my doorstep, and as it turns out this is a phone I was …

Everything you need to know about Hey Siri

When it comes to hands-free assistance, these days Alexa seems to be getting all the fanfare. In fact, your iPhone can be useful there, too. With the …

How to buy the right Amazon Echo

‘Alexa, why are there so many Alexa devices?’<p>Alexa seems to be everywhere. Since Amazon’s voice assistant was introduced three years ago, it’s grown and grown in size and scope. Alexa is now on dozens of devices, has over 15,000 “skills,” and is quite possibly the name you think of when a digital …

Facebook is locking down the technology to help you see things that aren’t there

Today, Facebook is a dominant social network—that’s not enough for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He wants to help us see things that aren’t there.<p>Facebook is working on designing augmented reality glasses that could display digital objects in the physical world, according to a patent application filed Aug. …

[Update: It's gone] Samsung presumably gives up on keeping Note8 a secret, lists the phone on its online store

• Update 1: 2017/08/18 9:58pm PDT That was quick - the listing has now been removed from the Samsung store. You'll just have to believe our screenshots.<p>…

Samsung

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the length of the …

Transportation

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products

Yes, I'm that guy. I'm the one who sits on the train using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and who takes it to the front row of exclusive Apple press …

Microsoft

Google mobile search shows 6-second video previews

If you've searched for videos often enough on Google, you've probably had that moment where you tapped the wrong video because you weren't <i>quite</i> sure it was what you were looking for. No more: Google has added 6-second video previews to its mobile search results. As of this week, searches in …

Google

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and …

Google Inbox now has an 'All inboxes' view

Google's Inbox app is a pretty great email client, but it has always lacked something that many mobile and desktop email applications have - a merged …

Google

Will 'Invisible Messages' in Street Signs Steer Self-Driving Cars?

The company that brought us the Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes—3M—just revealed a particularly clever idea to help move self-driving cars …

Transportation

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, and according to notable leaker Evan Blass (evleaks), it …

Samsung

The App Allows Parents To Send Emergency Texts Kids Can't Ignore

Parenting

Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON (Reuters) - As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.<p>Utilities and grid operators have been planning for the …

This Amazon Assistant Extension Helps You Find the Best Deals

The free tool is a must-have for online shoppers.<p>Who <i>isn't</i> looking for the best possible deal out there???<p>If you're like us, you'll jump at the opportunity to score major deals online. Lucky for you, there's this nifty, free browser extension called Amazon Assistant that helps you make smarter …

Amazon

iOS 11 ‘cop button’ also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious

iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to …

VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it'd look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in. Thankfully, the Buzz won't suffer that fate. VW has announced that it will put the …

Electric Vehicles

Dad’s App Stops Your Kid’s Phone From Working Until They Answer Your Text

It locks the phone until they reply to dad’s message<p>One of the reasons parents give their kids cell phones is so they can check in on them. …

Parenting

Galaxy Note 8: Samsung leaks handset on its website

The Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked so many times already that it appears as though Samsung wanted to join in on the fun. Although the page was taken down shortly after it was spotted, the unlocked 64GB Galaxy Note 8 was available for all to see on the company’s website…<p>Tim Schofield was the first to …

Sorry, Amazon is canceling your 'free' Echo Dot

If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true... well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a "technical error" was responsible for the surprise Audible discount. You won't walk away empty-handed if you seized the …

Amazon

New on streaming in October 2016: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO’s best options

Horror movies? Check. But there’s a bunch of other great stuff too.<p>It’s October, which means exactly the same thing on your favorite streaming service as it does everywhere else: It’s time to get spooky.<p>Horror movies have been quietly crowding onto Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Now over the past …

Alleged replacement Note 7 catches fire in Minnesota

A report from St. Paul's KSTP News says another replacement Galaxy Note 7 has been involved in an incident in Farmington Minnesota.<p>According to the …

Samsung

Samsung says Apple wants a Supreme Court patent ruling ‘that stifles innovation’

Yesterday, the U.S. appeals court ruled to uphold a jury decision in favor of Apple and against Samsung over Samsung’s infringement of Apple patents. Today, Samsung issued a statement saying that it’s “looking carefully at the possibility” of bringing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Meanwhile, …

Samsung

Facebook may launch its ‘free’ Internet app in US

Internet

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>The Hidden Battle of the Sexes at Work - WSJ<p>By<p>Vanessa Fuhrmans<p>Vanessa Fuhrmans<p>The Wall Street …