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Microsoft is killing Apple in every corner – What I’ve learned at CES 2017

AR, VR and MR<p>Microsoft and its partners aren’t just talking PCs, though. They’re also talking about virtual reality, mixed virtual reality and …

Amazon Echo

First details surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 just leaked

Some said that Samsung might ditch the Galaxy Note brand following the unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall that may have tarnished the phablet line …

Galaxy Note

Toilet paper for smartphones now on offer at Japanese airport

A mobile phone company has installed dispensers for "toilet paper" to be used on smartphones in the conveniences at Japan's Narita International Airport.<p>The dispensers have been put in place in 86 toilet cubicles at the airport's arrival terminal, where they will remain until March 2017.<p>Provided by …

Apple reportedly stops developing AirPort WiFi router products, moving employees to other projects

Apple is seemingly getting out of the router accessory business, ‘disbanding’ the division inside the company according to Bloomberg. This means Apple will no longer develop its $99 AirPort Express, $199 AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule products. The report says Apple is reallocating employees to …

MacBook Pro

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 works with any Android smartphone

Samsung's constantly trying its hand at exclusive apps and services it hopes will add value to its products, even though this strategy has been responsible for more than a few flops. Samsung Pay is one of these exclusive services, but the company has decided to change tack slightly with its newly …

Upper manhattan

This Online Course Is a Good Introduction to Ethical Hacking

“Hacking” carries a lot of negativity around it, but not all hacking is used for evil. Learning about it arms you with the necessary knowledge to …

Amazon Echo now talks you through 60,000 recipes

Believe it or not, there hasn't really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell's skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oliver's skill won't read cooking instructions aloud. Allrecipes might just save the day, though. It just …

Samsung, Google Give Apple No Choice For 2017 OLED 'iPhone 8'

Apple will be facing an iPhone crisis next year.<p>That’s not my opinion but the view that the president of Japan-based Sharp — a display supplier to Apple — has expressed (more on that below).<p>And display expert Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies, while not seeing Apple’s predicament in such …

Mobile Technology

This Flower-Covered Chateau is Like Nothing You've Seen Before

(Image credit: Claire Basler)<p>In this chateau in the South of France, artist Claire Basler has made her home into her canvas. Almost every wall is …

Living Rooms

Curious How a 310-Square-Foot Tiny House Can Sleep 8 People?

Although it would probably be a little difficult to find a spot to park one in New York City, I never get tired of looking at tiny houses. And while …

New York City

11 Beautiful Trays for Every Budget

(Image credit: Food52)<p>Trays are a great thing to have around—perfect for serving food or drinks, or just for corralling your stuff on a counter or …

Liquor

Flashy Microsoft Hardware Is Just The Beginning

<b>Microsoft</b> (MSFT) suddenly is about more than spreadsheets and stale PowerPoint presentations. It’s about making innovative products that drive narratives about the future of computing.<p>The company late last month held its Windows 10 Update event. Making software presentations interesting is a chore. …

Google Docs

Microsoft's Surface Studio proves desktops can still be cool

The most interesting computer released this year isn't an ultrathin laptop. It's a desktop made by Microsoft. Seriously. The Surface Studio is Microsoft's bigger and bolder follow-up to its Surface hybrid laptops. And while it might look at first like a typical all-in-one, it hides a unique …

HP Z2 Mini G3 Announced: Miniature Professional Workstation with Xeon and Quadro

This week HP has announced its new Z2 Mini G3 workstation, which weds a small form-factor with workstation-grade capabilities, along with rated …

Send in the Clones: If Apple doesn’t want to innovate the desktop Mac, it should let others

Seemingly neglected with the latest round of Mac refreshes are Apple’s desktop offerings. While the MacBook Pro was dramatically overhauled this year with a new design, faster internals, an all-new Touch Bar, and more, the desktop offerings, specifically the Mac mini and Mac Pro, were left …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with EPUB support in Edge, Paint 3D, and PowerShell default

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs. This is the third build ahead of the company’s Windows 10 Creators Update, which is coming in “early 2017”; it brings EPUB support in Microsoft Edge, Paint 3D, PowerShell in Command Prompt’s default spot, improved Japanese and Chinese Input …

Windows 10

New DDoS attack method called BlackNurse lets hackers take down firewalls and servers from a single laptop

Security researchers have discovered a new attack technique that requires less effort to launch large-scale attacks.<p>A new DDoS attack method called …

A camera without a lens? Hitachi is on it

Apple, Hitachi sees your phone without a headphone jack and is about to raise you.<p>If you thought Apple making an iPhone without a headphone jack was wild, wait until you hear this.<p>Hitachi is working on building cameras that don't have lenses. Instead, the company claims, pictures taken with the …

Mobile Photography

Google and Novartis Won't Be Testing Smart Contact Lenses This Year After All

Novartis has abandoned a 2016 goal to start testing its autofocus contact lens on people, though it said the groundbreaking product it is making with …

Anker's smart-driving system Roav can now be pre-ordered for $299

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, Charged.</i><p>Anker’s dash-mounted smart driving system, Roav, is now up for pre-order. The voice-controlled computer assists drivers with directions, speed, calling and more with a clear glass display that sits in front of the steering wheel.<p>The Roav …

San Francisco

Google to expand its London office and hire up to 3,000 more employees

Google is planning to make a major investment and expansion in the UK. The company revealed today that it plans to double its office space in London and hire up to 3,000 more employees by the year 2020.<p><i>The Guardian</i> reports that the UK expansion plans were revealed today by its CEO Sundar Pichai. He …

Employment

This paper-like battery charges in one minute and lasts for 10,000 cycles

Research company ITRI has introduced an Ultrafast Rechargeable Aluminum Battery (URABat), said to be a safer and more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Developed in partnership with Stanford University, the URABat can be fully-charged in one minute for more than 10,000 cycles.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Spray-on conductive concrete will shield us from EMP attacks

While the threat of an EMP attack knocking out electronics and sending the world into an apocalyptic spiral seems far off, it's good to know that someone is working to protect us from it anyway. University of Nebraska engineers Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen have successfully created a …

HP’s Z2 Mini wants to kill the Mac mini

There was no shortage of Apple fans who were disappointed with the lack of Mac mini love at the company’s October event, and while nothing will make …

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

How is this for a surprise: Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member.<p>“This may come as a surprise to you, but they were not big fans,” Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin told me in regards to his foundation’s history with …

Amazon Music Unlimited review: A credible alternative to Spotify and Apple Music

It’s only a few weeks since Amazon launched its full-catalogue music service in the States and today it’s arriving on our shores (a very quick trip …

While Amazon Alexa quickly becomes part of the family, Google Home is like a stranger who knows too much about you

Digital assistants from Amazon and Google have different perspectives and personalities.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google …