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Why you should care about Samsung’s newest Android tablet that was just leaked

The Galaxy Note 9 announcement is about a month away, which is a lot earlier than regular new Note announcements, but the handset isn’t Samsung’s …

Phones

'Uncontrollable grief' of Kim Jong-un over North Korea bus disaster

State media describes reaction of regime leader after 32 visiting Chinese died when their coach plunged off a bridge<p>Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea.<p>The state-run KCNA news agency reported on …

North Korea

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Samsung has created a giant digital whiteboard

To take on Microsoft and Google<p>Samsung is unveiling Flip today at the Consumer Electronics Show, a 55-inch digital whiteboard that can be flipped between portrait and horizontal orientations. It’s designed for meeting rooms, and comes with a height-adjustable stand that can be wheeled around …

Samsung Galaxy S9: Release date, price, specs and all the other major details about 2018's first Android superphone

Samsung first set the bar for flagship smartphones early in 2017 with its stunning Galaxy S8 and their new S9 device only continues the South Korean …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 are a better buy than the iPhone X - report

Which is better: Android or iOS? It’s a debate that has raged for close to a decade and will continue to spark heated arguments among friends, families, and in comment sections online for years to come.<p>More recently, however, the age-old debate has taken a turn to focus not on the two core …

Galaxy X leaked by none other than Samsung itself

While some companies will stop at nothing to prevent their flagship devices from leaking out ahead of time, Samsung takes a more laid back approach …

The UK government’s border proposals for Ireland are absurd | Fintan O’Toole

The Brexit position paper feels more like an early move in the blame game than a credible plan. But this is not a game, it’s deadly serious<p>Sweet nothings are lovely while they’re being whispered in your ear. The problem is that a sweet nothing is still nothing. The British government’s long-awaited …

Emerald Isle

Samsung removes ability to remap Bixby button on the S8 and S8 Plus

It was only earlier this month that users found a way to remap the dedicated Bixby hardware button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to anything they wanted. Now, even before the two devices have hit consumers’ hands, Samsung have removed this functionality.<p>Using an app called Button Mapper, the …

PayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments

PayPal is joining forces with Google’s Android Pay mobile payments platform, the companies announced this morning – an effort aimed at allowing PayPal to expand its footprint both within mobile applications as well as at brick-and-mortar retailers. The partnership will see PayPal becoming available …

FinTech

Samsung has done the impossible with the Galaxy S8

In the smartphone market, Samsung found success not by differentiating and carving its own path, but by taking a page out of Apple’s playbook. Or …

Samsung Gear S3 launches in India, own it from January 18

The Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier editions have launched in India and will be available for INR 28,500 (~$428) from January 18. The new Tizen-based smartwatches, which went on sale last November in the US, can be pre-ordered through online and offline channels from today.<p>Both Samsung Gear S3 …

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 leaks in renders and 360 video

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has been leaked in new renders and a 360-degree video. In the endless sea of Samsung’s mid-range devices, the Galaxy J7 model has proven to be particularly popular due to its combination of premium metallic design with affordable mid-range specs.<p>The Galaxy J7 …

Brexit was nothing compared to what's coming

But over the next couple of years, it's going to get a whole lot worse. As economies worsen, there will be more social unrest, more angry people, and crazier politicians. Somebody will try to come along on a white horse to save us all, but she usually makes it worse.<p>Are we at a point right now …

Android 7.0 Nougat tipped for August rollout

Evleaks says Android Nougat will bundle August security patch.<p>Google's next Android iteration version 7.0 codenamed Nougat would be released as early …

You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it’s partially our fault because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and …

MONSOON BRITAIN: Met Office issues fresh weather warnings as lightning storms batter UK

GETTYWeather forecast: UK is to be hit by heavy rain and hail<p>UK weather has taken a vicious turn as summer blue skies and sunshine have been taken …

Weather

Here Are 15 Funny Grocery Store Signs That Will Hopefully Amuse You

Why can't every errand be this hilarious?<p>Next time you run off to the grocery store, check more than just the prices. These cheeky signs prove that even produce can be funny.<p>[h/t <i>Bored Panda</i>

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Social Media

This Samsung 4K display was made specifically for VR

VR is all the hype in 2016. We have plenty of players on board, and Google has announced Daydream, which is a much improved successor to Cardboard. It seems the true VR wars are nearing and you can bet mobile giant Samsung will be a huge part of this battle.<p>The Korean manufacturer is already a big …

HTC reportedly sold only 251 HTC 10 units in China so far, plans to spin off its VR division

And it seems as if HTC’s downward spiral continues. The latest in its seemingly never-ending doomsday news cycle comes today in the form of a pair of reports from <i>Focus Taiwan</i>, with the former suggesting that the lower-specced HTC 10 has been an absolute flop in China and the latter saying that the …

Labour's Sadiq Khan elected mayor of London

Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, reclaiming the post for Labour after eight years of Conservative rule and becoming the first Muslim mayor of a major western capital.<p>Khan took 1,310,143 votes (57%) after second preferences were taken into account, beating Conservative Zac Goldsmith into …

Human Rights

New shipwreck off Taiwan is a must-see for many tourists

It was a terrifying scene: Last month, a massive container ship lost power in a storm shortly after leaving port in Taiwan and ran into a reef, splitting the ship in half.<p>After helicopters rescued the 21 crew members, the ship's fuel began leaking into a national scenic area, raising the specter of …

Samsung’s Good Lock updated with case support, darker colors, and many bug fixes

With frequent updates that take into account consumer feedback, Samsung appears to be fully behind its alternate Good Lock UI. Announced last month, the lock and homescreen replacement has been praised for its close to stock notification shade and interesting UI ideas. Today’s update fixes many …

New Samsung Soundcamp Features Strike a Chord with Digital Music Creators

Samsung Soundcamp, a mobile DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencer application, functions as an …

Samsung: Living On The Edge Between Android And Ambition

Google’s most important hardware partner is also the most aggressive when it comes to creating its own ecosystem. And it has little to lose.<p>With its newest flagship phone series, the Galaxy S7, Samsung lowered prices, streamlined the lineup, and got its component supply under control. Early sales …

Mobile

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to get your old stuff on your new phone

The worst part of getting a new phone is moving all your content from your old phone over. If you went to a store and bought a new Galaxy S7, there's …

North Koreans flee to the South in wake of sanctions

Thirteen North Koreans who were working abroad have defected to South Korea, the largest group to flee the regime since the United Nations stepped up sanctions on Pyongyang last month.<p>The 13 were employed in a North Korean restaurant, one of dozens set up overseas to earn foreign currency for the …

'For Allah' Inscription Found on Viking Era Ring

Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th …