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We now have video of someone typing on the Galaxy S8

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Self-driving car expert and Project Cars exec to speak at GamesBeat Summit

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Our newest speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event are Ted Chong, chief commercial officer at Project Cars maker Slightly Mad Studios, and Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of self-driving car software maker AImotive. You could call them the odd couple at our GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and receive 20 percent off current ticket prices. Use the code Deantak. Above: Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of AImotive, shows off the company’s test car in Mountain View, Calif. Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Chong has been at …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors: what has leaked so far

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Samsung delays plans to form a holding company structure, citing ‘negative effects’

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said it will not adopt a holding company structure for now, rejecting demands from U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management and putting off a long-anticipated restructuring. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group flagship. But Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun told the annual shareholder meeting this was unlikely at present, deflating some investors’ hopes that an ongoing review of the company’s organization will lead to Samsung setting up a holding company. “Samsung had been saying the review would proceed without issues, so the market had accepted that, but now they are …

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Samsung isn’t giving up on curved TVs, will release at least 22 more models worldwide

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Samsung shows off a wild Gear S3 hybrid pocket watch concept at Baselworld 2017

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Samsung adds LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch

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Samsung has announced a new version of its Gear S3 Classic smartwatch, endowing the Tizen-powered timepiece with 4G LTE connectivity. The addition of LTE gives Classic the same cellular broadband capabilities as its sibling, the Gear S3 Frontier. The announcement comes just days before Samsung’s biggest launch of the year, its Unpacked event introducing the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Besides the addition of the new radio, however, not much has changed about this wearable — targeted at consumers seeking a more traditional-looking device. It bears repeating that both Gear S3 models run Samsung’s proprietary Tizen operating system, and not the Android Wear platform found on most smartwatches not made by Apple. That doesn’t make for lessened compatibility, though: it’s …

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302 review: standard issue

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WikiLeaks Shows How the CIA Can Hack a Mac’s Hidden Code

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If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not matter that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web sites designed to plant spyware on your machine. Based on new documents in WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of CIA hacking secrets, hackers at Langley could have infected the deepest, most hidden recesses of your laptop. A new installment of leaks from WikiLeaks’ so-called Vault 7 cache of secret CIA documents published Thursday hints at the ultra-stealthy techniques the agency has used to spy on the laptops—and possibly smartphones—of Apple users when it can get physical access to those machines. The documents show how the CIA’s spyware infects corners of a computer’s code that antivirus scanners and even …

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Samsung is trying to turn wearables into prepaid credit cards

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Early Snapdragon 835 benchmarks show mixed results from semi-custom design

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Qualcomm reader comments 1 Share this story When it announced the Snapdragon 835, Qualcomm promised that the latest in its family of ARM systems-on-chips would boost performance by 27 percent with a 40 percent reduction in power consumption. The first early benchmarks of the processor that Qualcomm doesn’t want us to call a processor have been run and the results are… well, they’re a little uneven. Anandtech went to Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters and was shown the 835 running in a hardware platform reference—a basic smartphone built around the chip that serves as a platform for hardware testing and software development. During this visit, they were able to run a handful of basic benchmarks to gauge the performance of the …

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The latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks show off screen resolution and retail packaging

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Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant

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Details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are leaking so heavily they’re causing water damage. The latest spy shots suggest the curvy flagship phones do away with the home button on the front. But the new phones won’t be entirely touchscreen-operated. This week, Samsung announced there will be a dedicated button for summoning Bixby, the company’s brand-new voice assistant. Bixby represents a major reboot for S Voice, the voice assistant you probably forgot Samsung already has. Introduced in 2012 with the Galaxy S III, S Voice was largely a “me-too” voice platform that launched the year after Siri. It wasn’t terrible, it just didn’t distinguish itself. But Bixby will (eventually) feature advanced AI that could leapfrog Alexa, Google Assistant, and …

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Good News: Android’s Huge Security Problem Is Getting Less Huge

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First, the good news: Half of all Android devices have gotten fairly recent security updates, patching the hackable flaws that leave users vulnerable to digital crime and espionage. The bad news? The other half hasn’t. In an annual report on the security of the world’s 1.4 billion Android devices that Google released today, the company touts the ever-improving state of Android security. Less malware winds up in its Google Play store, devices are better encrypted, and more hackers than ever report Android bugs to Google in exchange for so-called “bug bounties.” But Google has also released solid data for the first time on Android’s most serious nagging security problem: The challenge of getting dozens of manufacturers and hundreds of carriers …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: This great iPad Pro competitor is worth $600

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Samsung has introduced the latest generation of its Galaxy Tab device, evolving it to now include the bells and whistles you’d get from its Galaxy smartphone lineup. The 9.7-inch Tab S3 is focused around productivity and entertainment, being akin to the Android version of the iPad Pro. But with a price tag of nearly $600, is this flagship tablet really worth it? Compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S3 contains a better camera, improved processor, support for a detachable keyboard and S Pen stylus, and more. One way to view it is that the device is a tablet version of the Galaxy Note7, minus the exploding battery part. While the $600 price tag could catch people off guard, it’s …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Android's best foe to the iPad Pro

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The Tab S3 is a direct shot from Samsung at Apple’s latest iPad Pro. On description alone, the two match up beat for beat: they have 9.7-inch, high-resolution displays (both 2048 x 1536), nearly top-of-the-line processors, 32GB of internal storage, fingerprint sensors, four speakers, measure 0.24 inches deep at their thickest, weigh just shy of one pound, sell for $599, and support both a stylus and keyboard case. That means that, like the iPad Pro, the Tab S3 is pitched as more than just a tablet. It’s good for laying in bed and watching Netflix, of course, but it’s also supposed to be great for bringing to the coffee shop, propping up on a tray table, or firing off a …

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How Chinese smartphone maker Huawei plans to crack the U.S.

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Five years ago, Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei sold barely 1% of mobile phones worldwide. It has since grown quickly, becoming the third-largest seller for the past two years. And it reached that level while being almost entirely shut out of the U.S. market. That’s not for a lack of trying. An initial strategy of cozying up to Google flopped and a more recent attempt based on selling unlocked phones via online retailers did little to move the needle. Now Huawei is facing up to one of the big realities of the U.S. phone market: most phone sales still go through the carriers. As first reported by the web site The Information, Huawei is trying to work out a deal …

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Samsung Galaxy S8: everything we know so far

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You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It

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Michael Oberdick owns two small gadget repair shops in northwestern Ohio. He and his technicians spend their days at iOutlet replacing busted screens, repairing battered motherboards, and generally making life easier for people who’ve done something stupid with their gadgets. He found this job far easier just five years ago, when he started repairing phones for friends. Back then, anyone with basic tools, a little patience, and an instruction manual could fix just about anything. But these days, performing all but the most basic repairs requires specialized tools and knowledge that companies like Apple and Samsung guard jealously. That makes it hard for people like Oberdick to earn a living, and for people like you to repair your phone when you drop it. And that …

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Samsung Pay beats Apple and Google to launch mobile payments service in India

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Samsung has launched its mobile payments service in India. The Korean electronics giant started accepting registrations for early access to Samsung Pay in India earlier this month, and it opened to some users shortly after. Today marks the official launch of the service, and sees the company beat rivals Apple (Apple Pay) and Google (Android Pay) to launch a mobile payments service in what could prove a lucrative market. Samsung Pay launched in its native South Korea back in August 2015, and has since rolled out to the U.S., China, Spain, and a number of other markets across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. India represents Samsung Pay’s 14th launch market. The rollout comes as countless companies battle it out to target …

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Leaked image supposedly shows Galaxy S8 desktop dock accessory

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Leaked image supposedly shows Galaxy S8 desktop dock accessory – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14783915″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:mobile:tech:samsung:circuitbreaker”,”Author”:”James Vincent”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-22 05:35″,”Hour of Update”:”05″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-22 05:35″,”Hour of Publish”:”05″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:mobile:tech:samsung:circuitbreaker”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/circuitbreaker”,”chartbeat_authors”:”James Vincent”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”wednesday”,”Hour of Day”:”05″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d = new Date(); d.setDate(d.getDate() + 365); document.cookie = …

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Yep, the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor is right next to the camera

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7 On Your Side: Samsung washing machine owners get recall runaround

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MANCHESTER, New Jersey (WABC) — It was one of the largest recalls for a household appliance in history, with nearly three million Samsung washing machines with a defect so potentially dangerous that the top can literally explode. But now, months after the recall, customer say they’re agitated when it comes to getting refunds. “I have never seen customer service handled so poorly,” Joanne Smolen said. And she should know, having spent her career as a customer service manager. “I’m speechless,” she said. “I couldn’t believe I couldn’t get help.”Smolen owned one of those top-loading Samsung washing machines that recalled back in November after hundreds of reported incidents where the lids blew apart and caused nine injuries. Samsung’s recall offered customers …

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Coming This Spring to C.I.A. All-Access, Sponsored by Samsung

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC SCHWORTZ / GETTY Things can get really boring here at the Company, but all-new footage of hacked Americans is the perfect way to break up the monotony of everyday spy work. Here’s a list of fresh new faces coming soon to our database, C.I.A. All-Access: David BuckleyAvailable March 22nd This sad sack from Cleveland just bought a brand-new Samsung TV during a Presidents’ Day sale, so now we have access to his entire life, the majority of which is spent directly in front of the television! Single at the tender age of thirty-one, he’s a working man on a mission to find love. David watches “Shark Tank” every night around 10 P.M., so tune in then to …

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Amazon extends Alexa’s voice-shopping smarts to include Prime Now 2-hour deliveries

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Amazon is today expanding the capabilities of its digital assistant, Alexa, by allowing shoppers to order items through Prime Now using nothing but their voice. The internet giant has allowed people to purchase items on Amazon using Alexa for a while already. Initially it was limited to reordering items someone had previously bought, and this was later opened up to millions of items through Amazon Prime — the company’s $99 annual membership scheme. And now it’s being extended to include Prime Now, meaning users can order goods for delivery within a two-hour window by saying: “Alexa, order [item] from Prime Now.” This doesn’t extend to things like laptops and other bigger, bulkier items, it’s more about daily essentials that are available locally, …

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A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

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reader comments 34 Share this story Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a critical vulnerability that allows the CIA to use a simple command to remotely execute malicious code that takes full control of the devices. There currently is no fix. Cisco researchers said they discovered the vulnerability as they analyzed a cache of documents that are believed to have been stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. The flaw, found in at least 318 switches, allows remote attackers to execute code that runs with elevated privileges, Cisco warned in an advisory published Friday. The bug resides in the Cisco Cluster Management Protocol (CMP), which uses the telnet protocol to deliver …

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Akeneo raises $13 million to improve ecommerce product management

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Akeneo has raised $13 million to expand its product information management software for ecommerce companies. The round comes from Partech Ventures and Alven Capital. Founded in France in 2013 and now based in Boston, Akeneo provides open-source software for managing products akin to customer relationship management software. It brings together detailed, high-quality data about products across sales channels, helping manufacturers and ecommerce companies better manage and market products, improve conversion rates, enhance search engine optimization, and increase productivity. The Akeneo PIM solution also makes it possible to scale and customize ecommerce initiatives far more rapidly. “We work with many brands and distributors that are in the process of moving their operations definitively into the ecommerce world,” said Akeneo CEO and cofounder Frédéric de Gombert, in a statement. ”Our …

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AccuWeather’s VR app is like dystopian design fiction

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Samsung officially unveils Bixby, its new AI assistant for mobile and IoT

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Apple gave us Siri, Microsoft gave us Cortana, Amazon gave us Alexa, Google gave us, um, Google, and now Samsung has officially introduced its new AI-powered assistant to the world. After months of speculation that its new mobile assistant would be called Bixby, Samsung has now confirmed that it will indeed be called Bixby, which Samsung says is “fundamentally different” to the myriad voice-powered assistants already out there, according to a press release. It says Bixby is different because it will be able to support “almost” every task that the app is capable of through normal means, i.e. through the touchscreen. This does of course make sense, given that it can be confusing knowing which commands are voice-enabled, though the fact that …

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Samsung’s new virtual assistant will make using your phone easier

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Early review: Mass Effect: Andromeda is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space

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Enlarge / “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and new aliens to be banged.” Electronic Arts / Bioware reader comments 0 Share this story Quick summary: If you’ve ever said “You know what would be awesome? If they took Dragon Age: Inquisition and reskinned it into a Mass Effect game,” then boy are you going to love Mass Effect: Andromeda. Game details Developer: BioWarePublisher: Electronic ArtsPlatform: Windows (reviewed), Xbox One, PS4Release Date: March 21, 2017ESRB Rating: MPEGI Rating: 16+Price: $59.99 (Standard Edition)Links: Store link | Official website I got the press review code for Andromeda on a Saturday, and the game unlocked that evening. “Perfect,” …

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Why U.S. hardware startups will start moving to China

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Hardware startups seem to be “in” one minute and “out” the next in Silicon Valley. For years, venture capitalists wouldn’t go near hardware startups. They were, as Wired put it, “the ugly stepchild of venture capital.” This started to shift a couple years ago thanks to cheaper parts, rapid prototyping, and crowdfunding. However, the tide is turning once again. VC investments in hardware now seem to be slowing. We’re seeing a drop in funding to IoT, for example, and fewer deals in smart home hardware. We’ve also seen some big failures in consumer hardware. Take Lily, a drone startup that raised $34 million in preorders in 2015 and announced in January that it will not be going into production. Or …

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A new Samsung Galaxy S8 leak reveals three color options and price

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Don’t Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion

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Lithium-ion batteries have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest marquee moment involved a pair of exploding headphones on a plane. That incendiary incident came hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (double) recall and major issues with “hoverboard” batteries. You can’t chalk it all up to incompetence, either. Even rocket scientists have trouble keeping lithium-ion batteries in check. By nature, lithium-ion batteries are dangerous. Inside, the main line of defense against short circuiting is a thin and porous slip of polypropylene that keeps the electrodes from touching. If that separator is breached, the electrodes come in contact, and things get very hot very quickly. The batteries are also filled with a flammable electrolyte, one …

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Why Apple should make its Pencil work with the iPhone

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Apple has a choice to make. Will it make its Apple Pencil stylus compatible with devices other than its high-end iPad Pro tablets? I think it should. In 2015, when Apple first unveiled the Pencil, people wondered why the stylus wouldn’t work with non-Pro iPads, let alone iPhones. Then, in 2016, when Apple announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, people wondered why Apple didn’t make the phone capable of supporting the Pencil. Now Apple is said to be planning its third iPad Pro. It’s reasonable to expect Pencil support on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. But will Apple make an oh-by-the-way announcement about expanded support for Pencil after revealing the new slab? Unlikely. If anything, Apple could finally bring …

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WebVR isn’t sexy, but it will change the game for VR this year

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Events have taken a dramatic turn since I published an article last September on how WebVR, the JavaScript API that allows immersive VR experiences to be played straight from your web browser, will make virtual reality massively available. Back then the only big player that was generating some appreciable degree of buzz was the pioneer itself, Mozilla, with their WebVR open source library, A-Frame. But in the past several months news began to roll out from the likes of Google, Samsung, Microsoft, and Oculus, each giant announcing advances in powering up their browsers with WebVR. “We are now capable of creating VR content that is available on the most widespread medium in existence by simply sharing a URL,” Diego Gonzalez, …

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Why Samsung wants to build a ‘corporate-wide AI voice system’

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Samsung’s reach stretches across nearly every part of the home, from appliances to televisions, computers, tablets, light bulbs, and smartphones. And the company isn’t stopping there — it’s also extending itself into third-party connected devices through its SmartThings offering. And as it builds out an ecosystem for the home, the next step is to offer a way for consumers to communicate with the devices in a way that feels normal. “At a greater level, you have to think about how to make the voice technology easy to use and user-friendly so everyone embraces the technology,” remarked Won-Jin Lee, Samsung’s executive vice president for its video display business. In an interview with VentureBeat, he explained the way to accomplish this is with …

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U.S. prosecutors reportedly probing leak of CIA materials to WikiLeaks

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(Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, have expanded a long-running grand jury investigation into WikiLeaks to include the leak of Central Intelligence Agency documents to the website, a source familiar with the inquiry said. The source, who is familiar with the investigation and requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said the probe is focused on who leaked descriptions and technical information on techniques and tools the CIA has used to eavesdrop on intelligence targets to the website. U.S. agencies have made only vague public comments on the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, but security and law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation said in the wake of the leaks that it is focused on whether an intelligence contractor was responsible. At …

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Apple is turning the next iPhone into a Samsung Galaxy phone

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In the early years of the smart phone wars, Samsung was accused of ripping features and design ideas from Apple. But now it’s rumored that Apple’s next iPhone will contain a lot of new features that Samsung has had for years. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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The Stream Dream

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It was a big week for the security community. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published some 9,000 pages of documents detailing various hacking tools the CIA had developed to spy on intelligence targets. They hit the public like a punch to the gut. Your cellphone can be hacked. Your Windows PC or Mac is pudding in the hands of government snoops. Even a smart TV can be converted into a bug that records private conversations. Jiminy! That’s pretty nuts. WIRED’s security editor Brian Barrett joins Michael Calore to talk about the Vault 7 revelations, and what they mean for consumers. Some links: Andy Greenberg details the tools exposed in the Vault 7 leak. Mike tells you how to find out if your …

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Y Combinator-backed Xix.ai wants to predict what you’ll do next on your phone

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The other night I checked my phone and I had a Facebook Messenger notification from Emil Mikhailov, cofounder and chief executive of 1-year-old startup Xix.ai. Attached was a screenshot of his Android homescreen. In the middle was a card showing his meeting the next morning with a prominent Silicon Valley investor. Beneath it were buttons for directions to the meeting and the email thread associated with the calendar event. And still below that were eight apps that the launcher thought would be most relevant to him at that moment. “I absolutely love it!” wrote Mikhailov. “It shows me my upcoming event and associated action items.” By “it” he was referring to Xix One, the Android launcher he and his team …

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Koho’s mobile banking service for millennials launches in Canada

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While many peer-to-peer payment and personal finance services are geared toward the U.S., a new one has emerged to buck that trend. Koho is launching to the general public — starting in every province in Canada except for Quebec — as a mobile hub to help manage people’s finances. The startup has secured a partnership with Visa to give it a boost out of the starting gate. A blend of Mint.com, Venmo, and Digit, Koho seeks to provide free banking services to millennials, while also giving consumers easily digestible and transparent access to their financial data so they know exactly were their money is going. Koho appears to be consolidating things so you no longer need several apps to accomplish these various …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 tablet will cost $600, with preorders starting March 17

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Last month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3, the latest tablet to focus on productivity. While some specifications were already released, the price and availability hadn’t been revealed until now. The company has officially announced that the Tab S3 will be sold for a retail price of $600, with preorders beginning on March 17. The device will be sold through Samsung.com, Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers, starting March 24. The Tab S3 also supports a Pogo keyboard, which can be purchased separately for $130, starting March 24. At $600, the price could give people pause, especially as its predecessor started out at $400. The Galaxy Tab S3 is the latest in a series of tablets that goes as far …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 will be available on March 24th for $599.99

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Tesla competitor Lucid will sell its car for $60,000

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Lucid Motors—the Silicon Valley automotive startup aiming for the same luxury market as Tesla, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz—has finally put a price on its upcoming all-electric ‘Air’ sedan. The base version of the ‘Air’ vehicle will be priced at $60,000 (before federal tax incentives) and will be able to drive 240 miles on a single charge. Once federal tax incentives are applied, the base priced Air will cost $52,500, the company said in an announcement Wednesday. Customers can place a $2,500 deposit to reserve a car but they’ll be waiting a while. The Air will be manufactured in Arizona and deliveries will begin in 2019, the company says. Lucid Motors previously said it would begin producing its cars in the fourth …

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How Not to Freak Out About Cyber War

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When the risks of cyber attacks and surveillance are politicized and exploited, it’s easy to overlook genuine hazards. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DANIEL ACKER / BLOOMBERG / GETTY In 2007, Admiral Mike McConnell, the wonky former head of the National Security Agency, became the director of National Intelligence, and soon discovered that many senior American officials were not remotely prepared for the advent of digital warfare. (Less than a year earlier, Senator Ted Stevens, of Alaska, who chaired the main Senate committee that regulates the Internet, had described the Web as a “series of tubes.”) To grab his peers’ attention, McConnell adopted the intelligence community’s version of a party trick: when visiting a Cabinet officer, he would pull out a copy of …

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Samsung’s Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art

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Remember digital photo frames? Relics from the pre-iPad era, they were designed to sit on your coffee table and cycle through shots of your recent trip to Cincinnati. Once Apple came up with the clever idea of adding a battery, a touchscreen, and iOS to the same general form factor, digital photo frames may well have joined the witness protection program. Well, the novel little flatscreens just reentered the mainstream, and they’re sassier than ever. Alongside a bunch of new high-end 4K HDR TVs, Samsung announced that a picture-frame/television hybrid dubbed The Frame will make its way into stores this Spring. There’s no pricing information on The Frame just yet, but it was birthed from the mind of famed product …

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Our preliminary agenda for GamesBeat Summit 2017

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Here’s the preliminary agenda for our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming on May 1 and May 2 at the historical Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California. The event is GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.You can secure your seat here. Use “VB6” at checkout for 10 percent off. We think we’ve built a unique slate of speakers and experience that you won’t find at any other event. We’re excited that most of the key slots are filled, and we’re in talks with various parties to fill the rest of the slots and bring you a great conference on the inspiration cycle that is happening between science fiction, video games, and real-world technology in Silicon Valley and …

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Everything we know so far about Samsung's Galaxy S8

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The latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t officially been announced yet, but there are plenty of rumors about what it will look like. Here’s a roundup of everything we’ve heard so far in advance of its rumored launch on March 29, 2017. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Moiety app makes long-anticipated Android debut

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BY GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a little late showing up, but that probably won’t happen anymore. In a quantum scheduling leap for the Samsung set, the Moiety app debuted Tuesday on Google Play, the online store for products designed for Android operating systems. The iOS version of Woodbury-based Aeonic Ventures LLC’s flagship scheduling app – designed to work with any social group but especially divorced or separated co-parents and their “crews” – debuted in October 2016 in the Apple Store and has performed well, according to Aeonic CEO Gregory Wagner, who said the Android rollout followed “more than 500 hours of testing” conducted over several months. “We wanted to make sure the compatibility between Android users and iPhone users was …

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Bad Karma: GoPro's first drone does not impress

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Here’s the funny thing about reviewing gadgets. A hundred journalists can spend weeks with a device, say a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or GoPro’s Karma drone, and not experience anything out of the ordinary. The drone gets flown thousands of times, the phone’s battery is charged and emptied over and over. Nothing crazy happens, and you publish your take. The device is released, and a few weeks later, all hell breaks loose. That was the way things went with my first attempt at reviewing the GoPro Karma. I had this piece written, the photography all set, and a publish date in mind. And then Karma units started falling out of the sky, and GoPro recalled the product. Now, five months …

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Samsung’s New Quantum Dots Serve Up Some Tasty TV Colors

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The television business is enjoying a platinum age. I don’t mean the content, although that’s great, too. I’m talking about the hardware. Everywhere you look, another manufacturer places another bet on the technology it insists provides the best picture. With 4K resolution, HDR video, and quantum dots hitting mainstream sets, you don’t lack for options. Right now, LG’s amazing OLED sets are widely considered the sets to beat. No LCD panel can match their contrast, because every pixel on an OLED screen can be individually controlled. Ink-black pixels cozy up alongside retina-searing colors with pin-sharp distinction. But Samsung and Sony claim their high-end LCD panels already beat OLED, especially if HDR video is your thing. Sony uses sophisticated image processing, crazy-bright panels, and a …

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Samsung vows to release monthly security updates for unlocked US Galaxy smartphones

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Samsung’s Frame TV is going to be an actual product available this spring

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You can now buy Samsung’s QLED television with Chromecast-like tech for $2,799

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In January, Samsung unveiled its 2017 lineup of QLED televisions, promising that the displays would provide the “best picture quality”, an “invisible connection” cable, and a smarter features including an enhanced Samsung One Remote Control app that provides Google Chromecast-like functionality. The TVs are now on sale throughout the United States for a retail price of $2,799. “Our 2017 lineup is ushering in a new era for television. This year, we are taking smart features, craftsmanship and creativity to new heights — all while delivering a premium experience and solving everyday consumer pain points in the process,” said Dave Das, Samsung’s senior vice president for consumer electronics marketing, in a statement. “With QLED TV, Samsung’s advances in Quantum dot technology …

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Samsung’s iPad Pro competitor will cost $600

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IoT platform Evrythng raises $24.8 million to help companies connect things to the web

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Internet of things (IoT) platform provider Evrythng has raised $24.8 million in a Series B round led by Sway Ventures, with participation from Generation Ventures and Bloc Ventures. Founded out of New York in 2011 and launched in stealth a year later, Evrythng offers IoT smarts to help connect consumer products to the internet, serving companies with real-time data on usage. The company had raised $14.5 million before now, including its previous $7.5 million round back in 2015, and says its latest cash influx will be used to support Evrythng’s growth through “partnerships, the expansion of its team, and continued development of its enterprise-focused IoT platform,” according to a company statement. “The digitization of products to drive data intelligence, connect directly with end-users, and deliver new business …

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Alibaba leads $18 million round into augmented reality car nav startup WayRay

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A day after Intel bought autonomous car technology provider Mobileye, Alibaba led an $18 million funding round into WayRay, an augmented reality car navigation startup. WayRay, based in Switzerland, builds heads-up displays for drivers, as well as fully augmented reality and virtual reality immersive systems intended for eventual use in self-driving cars. “At the moment, WayRay is the world’s only developer that integrates augmented reality systems into cars,” Vitaly Ponomarev, company founder and CEO, said in a statement. “It gives us an advantage over traditional HUDs and provides the opportunity to collaborate with the largest global car brands.” In addition to the funding, WayRay announced that it has partnered with Banma Technologies, a startup funded by Alibaba and China’s largest automaker, SAIC …

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Tag Heuer’s New $1,600 Smartwatch Is (Almost) Worth It

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There’s something wonderfully bold about luxury smartwatches. Whether it’s the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition or Tag Heuer’s $1,500 Connected piece, these devices say hey, yes, this technology’s not finished. It’s not entirely clear why you’d buy one of these, or if anyone actually will. But wouldn’t you like to spend the equivalent of a used car to found out? You’ll love it, maybe, at least for the three months until it’s completely out of date. The new Tag Heuer Connected 45 does fall somewhat into this category. It’ll set you back $1,600-ish (Tag hasn’t finalized the price yet), and it runs the same Android Wear software as every other Android Wear smartwatch. In terms of the stuff it can do, …

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Samsung mobile phone

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer. Updated: Jan 19, 2017, 07.18 PM IST Highlights Wi-Fi standards supported GPS Bluetooth Samsung recently launched its rivals to Apple iPhone 6 – Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.With these new flagship … Read More Highlights Wi-Fi standards supported GPS Bluetooth The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 mobile features a 5.5 inches (13.97 cm), HD, 267 PPI, Super AMOLED display and runs on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) …

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7 cool gifting options for this Women’s Day

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Each year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day, commemorating the very spirit of womanhood. Each one of us has many women in our family and circle of friends that are close to us and inspire us – mother, wife, sisters and friends. So on this Women’s Day, how about you surprise them and show your appreciation towards them with some great gifts? Sounds like a great idea, right? To help you with the same, we’ve compiled this list of some of the coolest gifting options you can go for. SmartphonesThere are numerous good smartphones available in the market, across all price segments. In case you are looking to buy a budget smartphone, you can go for Motorola Moto …

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No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You—for Lots of Reasons

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If you’ve been feeling a little paranoid lately—like even your standing mixer may be spying on you—rest assured that Trump senior counselor Kellyanne Conway shares your struggle. On Sunday, apparently reacting to last week’s CIA WikiLeaks data dump, Conway told the Bergen Record that at this point, US citizens should consider all appliances compromised. Even their microwaves. “There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, through their—certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways,” Conway said. “And microwaves that turn into cameras, et cetera. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.” Is it, though? It’s true that lots of things can be turned into …

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WiFi as a universal ‘Satnav’ for virtual reality frameworks

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The competing Virtual Reality ecostructures currently in intense development – such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, HTC Vive and Microsoft HoloLens – are all addressing the crucial issue of spatial positioning in diverse and innovative ways – and for a multiplicity of reasons, ranging from the pragmatic to the cynical. Operating in proprietary (and often prototype) environments, and servicing different visions of VR’s future, tethered and untethered, VR manufacturers have two prime motives towards making sure that the virtual worlds they enable line up with the real world with zero latency: the efficacy of their own systems and the potential to develop dominant standards which are either potentially profitable (in terms of licensing) or prestigious (in the event of open …

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Five Questions About the Latest WikiLeaks Release

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Revelations by WikiLeaks raise concerns about the extent to which the C.I.A. can peek in on domestic and foreign targets, and how much private companies have compromised their customers.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER MORRIS / VII / REDUX On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-one files that it said were “from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence,” in Langley, Virginia. The group called the collection “Year Zero,” the first installment of a larger project, Vault 7, which reveals the “hacking capacity” of the C.I.A.—and which is, in turn, part of a larger archive that, it claimed, had “been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with …

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The Easiest Way To Protect Your Devices From Hacks? Keep Them Updated

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This week’s WikiLeaks revelations, which showed that the CIA can compromise a huge range of devices, shouldn’t send you into paroxysms of fear over your smartphone. It should, though, be a solid reminder that one of the best ways to keep yourself safe from hackers is also one of the simplest: Update your gear. What allows hackers access to your devices, after all, are breakdowns and vulnerabilities in the firmware (read: operating system) that runs them. Many companies push out updated versions of that firmware regularly, and those releases often include important security updates. A recent example? In January, Apple pushed out iOS 10.2.1, which which patched over a dozen vulnerabilities—some of them major. That’s an extreme but not isolated …

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CrossTalk: Vault 7

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/ Go to Source Article Wikileaks strikes again. On full display are the CIA’s spy tools and methods. Snowden provided a briefing book on U.S. surveillance, but the CIA leaks could provide the blueprints. And your Samsung TV and iPhone are a big part of this.CrossTalking with Larry Johnson, Suzanne Nossel, and Patrick Henningsen. FACEBOOK: Like CrossTalk on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/crosstalkrules/SOUNDCLOUD: Listen to CrossTalk+ herehttps://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/cros…YOUTUBE: Watch all CrossTalk shows here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2015 – Current)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2013 – 2014)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2012 – 2013)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2011 – 2012)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2009 – 2011) RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news …

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Apple’s Siri learns Shanghainese as voice assistants race to add languages

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/ Go to Source Article (Reuters) – With the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and now Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands. Siri is the oldest of the bunch, and researchers including Oren Etzioni, chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle, said Apple has squandered its lead when it comes to understanding speech and answering questions. But there is at least one thing Siri can do that the other assistants cannot: speak 21 languages localized for 36 countries, a very important capability in a smartphone market where most sales are outside the United States. Microsoft Cortana, by contrast, has …

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'Double standards': CIA leaks don't stir MSM, Russia stays in spotlight

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/ Go to Source Article The White House has accused the media of ‘double standards’ after largely ignoring revelations the CIA can frame other countries for hacking. Wikileaks’ latest file dump shows the American intelligence chiefs could have used Russian malware to make it look like Moscow was behind cyber-attacks during the U.S. presidential election. Wikileaks has promised more revelations saying this first file-dump is just 1% of the total. With some saying the information could play into Russia’s hand as RT’s Polly Boiko reports. READ MORE: WikiLeaks will give tech companies exclusive access to CIA hacking tools – Assange https://on.rt.com/857u FBI investigating Wikileaks’ vault 7 disclosures on CIA hacking https://on.rt.com/8558 WikiLeaks says just 1% of #Vault7 covert documents released …

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Samsung, corruption, and you

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Internet-connected 'smart' devices are dunces about security

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/ Go to Source Article FILE – This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. Everything from your TV to your lights and shades can be controlled by an app on your phone or even your voice. But the allegation that the CIA and MI5 commandeered some Samsung smart TVs to work as listening devices is a reminder that inviting these “conveniences” into your home comes with a risk. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — These days, it’s possible to use your phone — and sometimes just your voice — to control everything from your TV to your lights, your thermostat and shades, even your car …

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Vault 7 CIA leaks: Frankfurt hacking base, ‘Pocket Putin’, spying TVs and more from WikiLeaks

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/ Go to Source Article WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever batch of confidential documents on the CIA, revealing the extent of agency’s hacking capabilities. READ MORE: WikiLeaks says just 1% of #Vault7 covert documents released so far https://on.rt.com/853k ‘Pocket Putin’ – CIA’s covert listening tool revealed https://on.rt.com/853s CIA, MI5 turned Samsung TVs into spying devices, even when switched off https://on.rt.com/8533 Germany to examine WikiLeaks documents alleging CIA hacking base in Frankfurt, could launch probe https://on.rt.com/854p RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow …

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The Best NAS for Most Home Users

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/ Go to Source Article Our pick QNAP Turbo NAS TS-251 Easy to set up and manage, the TS-251 offers great data protection and has a host of features, including media streaming, remote access, and plenty of add-on apps. Upgrade pick QNAP Turbo NAS TS-451 The QNAP TS-451 has the same hardware and software as the TS-251 but offers two more drive bays for extra storage and data protection. The QNAP Turbo NAS TS-251 allows remote access (which is easy to configure), plus it has mobile apps for media streaming and the most third-party apps of any NAS we tested. You can use the TS-251 as a media streamer, a home backup device, a mail server, a website hosting device, …

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Facebook launches Samsung Gear VR app dedicated to showing 360 photos and videos

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/ Go to Source Article Facebook has been placing more emphasis on videos and virtual reality, including 360-degree media. Since adding support in 2015, more than 1 million 360 videos and 25 million 360 photos have been published on the social network, but it can be difficult to find them amid all the other media. To alleviate this problem, the company on Wednesday launched a new app called Facebook 360 that will let anyone with a Samsung Gear VR easily discover publicly shared 360 content. Available through the Oculus app on any Gear VR-compatible device, Facebook 360 makes it easier to discover 360 content in a more native way. When you’re on mobile or on your desktop, you can still …

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Facebook is launching its own video app on the Gear VR

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ScyllaDB raises $16 million to facilitate app building

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/ Go to Source Article ScyllaDB, an open-source NoSQL database that enables developers to easily build applications, announced today a new round of $16 million. The startup redesigned the open-source Apache Cassandra NoSQL database software in order to provide a product that can be deployed both on premises and in public clouds. “Apache Cassandra is a database that is very popular for its availability,” wrote Dor Laor, cofounder and CEO of ScyllaDB, in an email to VentureBeat. “The problem is that it’s not fast and this tradeoff between performance and availability is very well known among the community. This creates a situation where developers run a wide variety of databases to achieve high availability and performance.” Laor claims his software …

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Vimeo adds support for 360-degree videos

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/ Go to Source Article Vimeo has joined the ranks of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook in adding support for 360-degree videos. Filmmakers and creators can not only upload footage in this new media format, they’ll be able to leverage resources designed to educate them on best practices so they can produce high-quality content. The company has also expanded its marketplace to include 360 videos, allowing filmmakers to immediately monetize their work. “Vimeo’s creator community is known for pioneering new video formats and pushing the boundaries of storytelling,” said Anjali Sud, the company’s senior vice president and general manager of its creator platform. “With this launch, we hope to usher in a new wave of immersive content that sets the standard …

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The Best 27-Inch Monitor

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/ Go to Source Article Our pick HP Z27n The Z27n has an amazing factory-calibrated display, a highly adjustable ergonomic stand, and plenty of display inputs and USB ports. The HP Z27n is the most color-accurate monitor we’ve tested. Its factory-calibrated 27-inch, 2560×1440-pixel screen makes it great for image editing, gaming, watching videos, and even office work and web browsing. It has a thin bezel around the top and sides of the screen, plenty of connection options (including a DVI port and DisplayPort out for connecting a second display), a USB 3.0 hub, and an ergonomic stand with a wide height-adjustment range that swivels, tilts, and pivots as well as any we’ve tested. Runner-up Dell UltraSharp U2717D Nearly identical to …

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How the CIA Can Hack Your Phone, PC, and TV (Says WikiLeaks)

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/ Go to Source Article The NSA, it seems, isn’t the only American spy agency hacking the world. Judging by a new, nearly 9,000-page trove of secrets from WikiLeaks, the CIA has developed its own surprisingly wide array of intrusion tools, too. On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released what it’s calling Vault 7, an unprecedented collection of internal CIA files—what appear to be a kind of web-based Wiki—that catalogue the agency’s apparent hacking techniques. And while the hoards of security researchers poring through the documents have yet to find any actual code among its spilled secrets, it details surprising capabilities, from dozens of exploits targeting Android and iOS to advanced PC compromise techniques to detailed attempts to hack Samsung Smart TVs, …

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Worried the CIA Hacked Your Samsung TV? Here’s How to Tell

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/ Go to Source Article A data dump from Wikileaks says the CIA can spy on you through your internet-connected Samsung television, which means government spies could know a lot more about you than whether you love Girls. Earlier today, Wikileaks released a trove of documents describing what it calls secret spying and hacking tools developed by the CIA and British intelligence. They include a “Fake-Off” mode inserted into Samsung televisions. If activated, it makes the television appear to be off, but keeps the power running so spies can capture audio and possibly video of anything in the room. Samsung has not yet responded to our request for comment. It must be noted that the hack, codenamed Weeping Angel (a Doctor Who …

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WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets

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/ Go to Source Article On Tuesday morning, Wikileaks published a data trove that appears to contain extensive documentation of secret Central Intelligence Agency spying operations and hacking tools. Codenamed “Vault 7,” the file contains 8,761 documents, and Wikileaks claims that it represents “the majority of [the CIA] hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized ‘zero day’ exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation.” Initial expert reactions are that the data seems legitimate, and will create deep problems for the CIA on many fronts. The leak has the potential both to undermine the organization’s ability to carry out offensive intelligence gathering, and to damage its international public perception. The leak exposes CIA capabilities and tools like unpatched iOS and …

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WikiLeaks releases new documents on CIA hacking tools

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New leaked pictures show off Galaxy S8 and S8+ side by side

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/ Go to Source Article New leaked pictures show off Galaxy S8 and S8+ side by side – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14605423″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:mobile:tech:samsung:circuitbreaker”,”Author”:”Chaim Gartenberg”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-07 09:42″,”Hour of Update”:”09″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-07 09:42″,”Hour of Publish”:”09″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:mobile:tech:samsung:circuitbreaker”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge/circuitbreaker”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Chaim Gartenberg”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”tuesday”,”Hour of Day”:”09″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var d …

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Facebook’s Officially a Media Company. Time To Act Like One

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/ Go to Source Article Facebook has long resisted categorization as a traditional media company. Instead, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has for years emphasized that the social network is merely a technology platform—even as its role as a source of news and information has ballooned to the point that nearly half of all American adults get their news on Facebook. But the old arguments no longer work. Especially now that Facebook appears to be making video content of its own. As reported by Digiday, Facebook is working on a so-called “spotlight module,” a soon-to-launch tab within Facebook’s mobile app, which would highlight shows and other longform video content made for the platform. Facebook users will be able to watch this content …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release pushed back a week, to April 28

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/ Go to Source Article Although it can hardly be considered a delay, since the devices have not even been announced yet, the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo’s release timetable has slipped by a week relative to the company’s original plans. The S8 and S8+ are now scheduled for a global release on April 28 — and not April 21, as previously reported by VentureBeat — according to a person briefed on the company’s revised target. No particular reason was given for the updated schedule, although Samsung is known to be proceeding particularly cautiously with this launch, following a rushed Galaxy Note7 debut last year which ended in disaster. The Unpacked event in New York City where the company will officially …

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak gives us a close look at button changes

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South Korea's Park named a suspect in bribery scandal

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/ Go to Source Article A special prosecutor in South Korea has named impeached President Park Geun-hye as a suspect in an influence-peddling scandal. Park is accused of working with her close friend Choi Soon-sil to receive bribes from Samsung in return for supporting a company merger. If the court upholds Park’s impeachment and forces her from office, she would lose her immunity from prosecution. Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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IoT predictions for 2017 depend on helping developers

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/ Go to Source Article The 20 to 50 billion new devices coming online over the next few years — estimates vary — represent a massive opportunity for businesses, and not just technology businesses. Smarter devices and troves of sensor data can improve existing business models and lead to the creation of entirely new ones. The device population explosion will lead to a data explosion that will spark the creation of businesses based on scalable, low-churn models in the coming year. Many of these businesses start with a hardware purchase, but none end there. For instance: Services that improve with individual usage. A security camera that learns to distinguish household members from strangers is much more likely to deliver context-sensitive …

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5G takes big leap forward at MWC 17, but next generation networks remain far over the horizon

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/ Go to Source Article This may be remembered as the year the telecommunications industry stopped squabbling over standards for next generation telecommunications networks and started to make 5G a reality. The announcements regarding 5G surged into a tidal wave this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After several years of countries and companies making bland pledges to form committees to consider standards and partnerships to conduct research, the latest edition of the industry’s largest gathering was filled with concrete product announcements, pilot launches, and promises that the next revolution is at hand. It’s not. Despite the pervasive talk of 5G at MWC, and the need for every booth and product to hype it relentlessly, the reality is that …

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Ted Price and Mike Gallagher to speak on leadership at GamesBeat Summit

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/ Go to Source Article Our next speaker for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event is Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games, the maker of the Ratchet & Clank series and developer of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game. Price will talk about what it takes to be a leader in the game industry and how to inspire your team to be creative. Mike Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association and a frequent speaker at our events, will be the moderator for the fireside chat. They are the latest speakers at our GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel …

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GDC 2017’s 9 biggest stories on augmented and virtual reality

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/ Go to Source Article Whew, what a week. Can we sleep now? With each passing year, the Game Developers Conference (GDC) becomes more and more important to the VR industry, and 2017’s iteration was no different. There have been a frankly ridiculous amount of announcements over the past six days and we wouldn’t blame you if you’d missed a few of them. So we’ve gathered what we’d consider to be the nine biggest stories of the show, representing the need-to-know information. If you’ve been living under a rock (or in a VR headset) for the past week then look no further! You can start by listening in on our hour-long post-GDC live video analysis from the end of the …

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The VR industry needs better content, turns to accelerators

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/ Go to Source Article The VR industry finds itself positioned this year somewhere in what Gartner’s Hype Cycle refers to as the trough of disillusionment. This is a time where, as it gains momentum, the industry needs to rally together and push its ecosystem to the next stage of market adoption. The established hardware players like HTC, Oculus, Google, and Samsung have the most at stake and the most to lose, but it’s the startup community that’s driving market adoption by creating content that’s strong enough to attract users to adopt the necessary gear. The fate of both are inextricably tied, and the powers that be know it. Case in point: Facebook committed $250 million last October to specifically fund …

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Upwardly Mobile

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/ Go to Source Article Two big news events this week: The release of the Nintendo Switch and the heap of announcements out of Mobile World Congress. We start the show with a visit from WIRED’s culture editor Peter Rubin to talk about Nintendo’s new $300 handheld (but also a console) gaming device. Next, we have a segment from Paul Sarconi on the Motorola Razr—the latest installment in our Brief Histories of Important Gadgets series. In the last half of the show, Michael and David discuss all of the news from Barcelona this week, where the giants of the mobile industry congregated to release cool phones, stupid phones, boring phones and exciting phones. Phones! Podcast [embedded content] RSS iTunes Download …

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The Silicon Shift That’s Transforming How Tech Giants Make Phones

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/ Go to Source Article Apple does it. Samsung, too. You may not be as familiar with Huawei, but it’s been doing it for years too. And now the Chinese smartphone powerhouse Xiaomi joined this growing club of big companies that don’t lean on Qualcomm and others for mobile chipsets. Instead, they just up and make their own. You can’t quite call it a trend, but seeing so many manufacturers invest in their own chipsets marks a significant shift in an industry long dependent on the same few silicon specialists. Like all big bets, it carries the promise of big rewards for the companies and their customers, but the threat of just as many risks. Breaking Free Let’s clarify up front that aside from Apple, …

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Connected cars feel the love as mobile industry continues its search for the next big thing

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/ Go to Source Article Clearly just about every major company exhibiting at the mobile industry’s largest trade show got the memo about connected cars being the future. While a visitor had to go hunting to find displays of new smartphones, connected and autonomous vehicles were everywhere this year. Automotive manufacturers had previously participated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But many such as Ford significantly expanded their presence or, like Renault Nissan, made their first official appearance. By the same measure, chip makers and telecom carriers were eager to highlight their roles in enabling the connected and autonomous cars. “Automotive is a great opportunity for us,” said Laurence Bryant, vice president of the personal mobile compute business line at ARM …

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IDC: Wearables grew 16.9% in Q4 2016, Fitbit still first but Xiaomi is gaining

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/ Go to Source Article Despite a tough few quarters last year, including market share losses throughout, Fitbit is still the king of wearables. Big tech companies were expected to dominate just as they have with smartphones and tablets, but the little guy continues to hold on. In Q4 2016, Fitbit took first place again, Xiaomi held onto second, and Apple came in third. Mobile companies shipped a total of 33.9 million wearables worldwide last quarter. That figure is up 16.9 percent from the 29.0 million units shipped in Q4 2015. The latest figures come from IDC, which summarized its findings in the following chart: As you can see above, Fitbit’s market share actually decreased by 9.8 percentage points (from …

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Hands-on with Facebook’s new video app for TVs: photos and first impressions

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/ Go to Source Article A little more than two weeks after Facebook first revealed plans to launch a dedicated video app for TV screens, the company has finally started rolling it out, kicking off this week with Samsung TVs and Apple TV. Though the company had given a hint as to what to expect from the app, we can now see what it looks like and how users are expected to engage with videos on the big screen. Here’s a quick look at how Facebook’s shiny new app has shaped up, using the Samsung incarnation for the test. Facebook video on the big screen First, you’ll need to head to the relevant Apps section of your TV device and …

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The Best Phones and Gadgets We Saw at Mobile World Congress

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/ Go to Source Article Each year at the very end of February, the consumer electronics industry congregates in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress. You guessed it: the show is mostly about phones, and the phonemakers go nuts with their announcements. We saw new handsets from Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Huawei—all the big names, save for Apple and Samsung, who hold their own smartphone launch events. There were also some non-mobile devices at Mobile World Congress—things that are not “hold it in your hand” mobile but rather “gets you around town” mobile, like cool e-scooters and self-driving cars. It’s a big show with heaps to see, but these are the products that really stood out. Nokia’s New Android Phones Here …

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5G: Super fast data, throttled by reality

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