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Sony wants you to put down your phone and pick up one of these devices -- eventually

Sony was on the scene at the Shape AT&T Expo in San Francisco with an impressive quartet of concept devices. If high-tech gadgets that make you feel like you're in an episode of "The Jetsons" are up your alley, you'll like what Sony has in store for the future.<p>Sony Xperia Agent<p>If you've ever wanted …

Phones

The best laptops you can buy right now

Walking into a crowded retail store showroom, the shelves lined with laptops, can be a daunting experience. Even in the relatively well-curated world of the Apple Store, that company now has five distinct laptop models (Air and Pro systems in two sizes each, plus the 12-inch MacBook).<p>Sometimes you …

Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill

Google's grand experiment in using artificial intelligence to save power is paying off. The search firm's Demis Hassabis tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the DeepMind AI has cut electricity use at Google data centers by "several percentage points" thanks to its extra-efficient use of equipment, such as cooling …

Artificial Intelligence

Sink or swim: Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active drowned when we put it in the pool

UPDATE: Since this story originally posted, we tested a fresh Samsung Galaxy Active, S7 and S7 Edge that Samsung gave us after fixing a flaw that caused some of the water-resistant phones to drown in water. All three phones survived the pool, which puts Samsung's water-resistant claims back on the …

Phones

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Japan's Softbank has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM for more than $32 billion.</b> ARM, which was founded in 1990, employs more than 3,000 people.<p><b>2. A court has ruled that the US government cannot force Microsoft and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the</b> …

The 'Pokémon GO' Craze, Nintendo's Surge, And How Twitter Predicted It All

With the rise of social media, gathering data has become a quicker, more efficient way of for investors to have their fingers on the pulse of the market. Twitter is now the front runner for providing immediate up-to-date news from across the globe, with stories breaking across their platform a …

Pokémon

Future Filmmakers panel offers info on Star Wars: Episode VIII and Han Solo movie

Lucasfilm brought the curtain down on Star Wars Celebration Europe this afternoon with the Future Filmmakers panel, which saw Rian Johnson, Phil Lord …

Star Wars

Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

Late-night encounter and teen saying 'Did you get anything?' set off the shooter<p>Orlando police say a Florida man fired at two teenage <i>Pokémon Go</i> players very early on Saturday morning, believing they were looking for a house to rob. No one was injured.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported the incident …

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as one. We just need to heed a certain call.<p>Here is footage that shows that something has the …

Google asks academia to help advance Cardboard VR research

Google announced its Cardboard VR headset basically as an afterthought at the end of its 2014 I/O conference, but since then the platform's grown into a viable means of experiencing virtual reality. Much like its peers have done in the past, Mountain View is reaching out to academia to submit …

Norwegian cashes in Bitcoins he forgot about to buy Oslo apartment

Fluctuation in online currency Bitcoin allows Norwegian man to cash in four-year-old investment to buy apartment in Oslo<p>A <b>Norwegian</b> man who purchased 150 kroner (£16) worth of Bitcoins and then forgot about it for four years was able to buy an apartment in Oslo thanks to the massive appreciation of …

Can Facebook Tell When Your Relationship Is Doomed?

Analyzing the structure of a social network can predict who a person's spouse is. And when the algorithm's wrong, that means the couple is likely to break up.<p>Give up now. Facebook knows everything. According to a new paper, the makeup of your Facebook network might even be able to tell you when …

How organs know the right way to grow

A temporary set of signals get an embryo’s internal organs growing in the right direction.<p>Those signals are critical for avoid devastating birth …

Cancer

Branch-Like Dendrites Function As Mini-Computers In The Brain

Previously thought to be passive, the branching brain wires actively compute signals.<p>A new paper in <i>Nature</i> suggests that we've been thinking about neurons all wrong. Namely, it suggests that dendrites, the tree-like branches of wiring that extend out from the soma, or cell body, aren't just passive …