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Samsung Announces 49 Inch QLED Gaming Monitor

Samsung has announced a new range of QLED gaming monitors and it comes in a range of sizes with the top one measuring a massive 49 inches.<p>The new …

Hands on with some of the best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is one awesome smartphone, offering up basically all of the features you would want and more. Included in that is protection against water and dust, which is fantastic. However, the metal and glass build of this phone essentially turns it into a device asking to be broken, and …

Operating Systems

Battery of benchmark tests prove US Galaxy S8 is inferior to global model

Are you upset that Samsung has no plans to release its upgraded Galaxy S8 with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM in the United States? Well, prepare to …

The battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is better than the iPhone 7

The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has performed better than many people thought it would in a new test carried out by review website phoneArena.<p>The battery on the flagship device lasts for exactly 8 hours, according to test results published by phoneArena.<p>Considering this phone has a 6.2 inch …

Electronics Industry

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

Behold. The Samsung Galaxy S8 a month before you’re supposed to see it. This image comes from professional leaker, Evan Blass, who is responsible for a good chunk of the mobile phone leaks.<p>The image here shows a redesigned Galaxy phone. It lacks physical buttons and still has the wrap-around screen …

Electronics Industry

SanDisk expands your iPhone 7 or Android’s storage with fast 256GB memory

It would not be a regular trade show, whether it’s MWC or CES, without major memory announcements from SanDisk. And the firm did not disappoint, …

SanDisk

Meizu's 55W charger can fully charge a phone in 20 minutes

Every smartphone maker is trying its best to take battery technology to the next level, including Meizu. At Mobile World Congress, Meizu introduced the Super mCharge battery tech that can fully charge your smartphone in just 20 minutes.<p>The company demonstrated this on a smartphone with a 3,000 mAh …

Mobile Technology

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

WSJ: iPhone 8 to replace Lightning connector with a USB-C port, feature curved OLED screen

The Wall Street Journal has outlined their current thinking on the next new iPhone from Apple, colloquially dubbed the iPhone 8. They believe that Apple will replace the Lightning connector on the bottom of the phone with a USB-C port, ditching its own propriety connector with an industry …

Mobile Technology

Apple granted patent for fingerprint reader embedded in display; could allow auto-authentication

Apple has filed a number of patent applications for different ways of embedding a fingerprint reader into a display, and one of these has today been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Apple first applied for the patent in 2015.<p>In addition to allowing Apple to eliminate a separate …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Samsung Expecting High Demand For Their Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung is apparently expecting high demand for their new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones.<p>The company has increased shipments of …

Phones

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has a mesmerizing feature that transforms the car into a work of art

And I've been duly impressed by all of three cars.<p>Last summer, Business Insider had the chance to spend a few days with a 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom.<p>Even though the Phantom was packed to the brim with luxury features ranging from book-matched wood veneer to power-closing coach doors, one feature …

Rolls-Royce

Is Apple neglecting the Mac?

Apple is getting serious flak this year from diehard Mac fans for losing sight of what its "real" users want in a new machine.<p>Take the new MacBook …

Comment: Why does a company with Apple’s environmental credentials sell AppleCare as 92 pages of paper?

I noted a few weeks ago that, given the ultra-low repairability of the new MacBook Pro, I was buying AppleCare for the first time. Pretty much anything going wrong with the machine – RAM, SSD, Touch Bar, even the power switch – is likely to require a whole new motherboard. And given that the screen …

AppleCare

Apple introduces ‘report junk’ option to deal with iCloud calendar spam

In recent weeks, Apple users have reported an increase in the amount of spam invites they’ve been receiving in their iCloud calendars. Spammers have been inserting invites into users’ schedules, with the title usually advertising some unwanted sale or product. Apple has promised it’s working on a …

iOS

Samsung's next big bet on cars is a tiny display you can control with the wave of a hand

Harman, a major supplier of car infotainment systems, has invested in Navdy, the creator of a tiny, heads-up display you can pin to your dashboard. As part of the investment, Harman will sell the co-branded device directly to automakers.<p>Samsung announced it was buying Harman in a deal worth $8 …

Apps

We may finally know why the Samsung Note 7 kept catching fire

The Note 7’s lithium-polymer battery is a flattened “jelly-roll” consisting of a positive layer made of lithium cobalt oxide, a negative layer made of graphite, and two electrolyte-soaked separator layers made of polymer. The separator layers allow ions (and energy) to flow between the positive and …

Clean Energy

Mark Zuckerberg vows more action to tackle fake news on Facebook

Facebook chief acknowledges problem but continues to argue that spread of hoax stories on the social network did not influence US election<p>Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will do more to tackle fake news while continuing to argue that the spread of hoax stories on the social network did not affect …

Philip Hammond to spend extra £1.9bn fighting cyber-attacks

Growing online threat putting national and personal security at risk, says chancellor<p>Outdated computer systems are allowing malicious hackers to target everyone from companies at board level to individuals in their living rooms, according to the chancellor, who is promising to strike back against …

Privacy

Russian man charged with hacking LinkedIn and other tech firms

LinkedIn has suggested the 29-year-old’s arrest is tied to a 2012 breach that resulted in more than 100m of its users’ passwords being compromised<p>A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies.<p>The US …

Apple announces event on 27 October with new MacBook Pros expected

The event is expected to feature the launch of the newest versions of Apple’s MacBook Pros, the company’s top tier of laptop computers<p>Apple is expected to launch the next generation of Mac computers at a press event on 27 October. The company sent out the invitations, with the words “hello again” …

UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules

Investigatory powers tribunal says secret collection of citizens’ personal data breached human rights law<p>British security agencies have secretly and unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data, including financial information, on citizens for more than a decade, senior judges …

Samsung Galaxy C9 launch confirmed for October 21

<i>Update, October 19:</i> Samsung has confirmed the launch of the Galaxy C9 will happen on October 21, via Weibo. Samsung hasn’t been clear on whether the C9 Pro will accompany it, but there’s every reason to believe both devices will debut together.<p><i>Original post, October 15:</i> A new Samsung smartphone …

Phones

Samsung to pay Galaxy Note 7 owners to buy another brand's phone

Troubled smartphone maker offers incentives in US and South Korea in bid to limit reputational damage<p>Samsung will pay Galaxy Note 7 owners to buy another brand’s smartphone, including arch rival Apple’s iPhones.<p>The troubled smartphone maker began offering financial incentives to US and South Korean …

Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with 4K display and new AI assistant?

It seems that the Galaxy S8 rumor floodgates are officially open (though the downpour may not be enough to wash away the Note 7 embers quite yet). Following last week’s Galaxy S8 rumor blowout, arrives talk of a 4K Galaxy S8 variant and the replacement of Samsung’s longstanding S Voice …

Phones
United Kingdom

Britain will be fastest growing G7 economy this year, says IMF

Fund’s world economic outlook report predicts UK will avoid recession in 2016 but warns of longer-term impact of Brexit vote<p>The International Monetary Fund has predicted the UK will be the fastest growing of the G7 leading industrial countries this year and accepted that its prediction of a …

Apple is moving its UK headquarters to London's iconic Battersea power station

Apple is moving its UK headquarters to Battersea power station — an iconic building in South West London in the middle of a $10 billion regeneration project. The iPhone-maker will be moving into the former boiler house in what was previously a functioning coal-fired power station, decommissioned in …

Samsung investing in special glass coating that makes water bounce off screens, better repels fingerprints [Video]

Samsung has recently licensed a new technology from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a “superhydrophobic” coating which is completely transparent and has special qualities that allow it to repel water and fingerprints better than any other coating on devices today.<p>So what does “superhydrophobic” …

Samsung