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Samsung’s 2017 TVs can now identify music with Shazam

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Samsung’s 2017 TVs can now identify music with Shazam - 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.A... Read More
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HMD Global is preinstalling surveys on Nokia phones

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If there’s one thing consumers don’t like, it’s being spammed with calls, instant messages, and texts involving promotions and other forms of marketing chicanery — especially when they haven’t given consent. What may be even more annoying, however, is turning on your phone to find a survey has been baked directly into the software. Nevertheless, a number of mobile phone makers seem to be employing this tactic in recent times as they seek to garner “valuable feedback” from their users. The latest culprit is HMD Global, the business vehicle established specifically to create and market Nokia-branded mobile devices. The Fin... Read More
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The Essential Phone will get two years of Android software updates

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The Essential Phone will get two years of Android software updates - 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=... Read More
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The Essential Phone will get two years of Android software updates

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The Essential Phone will get two years of Android software updates - 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=... Read More
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Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile is now available in all the company’s markets

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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile is now available in all the company's markets - 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.windowLoa... Read More
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Trick Out Your Dorm With Cool Gear Even Students Can Afford

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So you’ve done the Ikea run. You have a trash can, and a laptop, and a whole bunch of hangers that will hang lonely in your closet while your clothes pile up on your floor. You want to get your place set up with all the coolest stuff, but let’s face it—you’re broke. Don’t worry. Here are a bunch of ways to kit out your dorm room or apartment for less than $40 a pop. ... Read More
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Dear Wirecutter: Do Memory Cards Affect Audio and Video Quality?

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Q: I’ve always wanted to know if different memory cards affect the audio quality in a music player (or even video quality). I had read somewhere on Head-Fi that the Samsung Evo Plus makes audio sound cleaner and more revealing than a Sandisk Class 10. So is this just an audio myth, or is there some truth to the claim? Our pick ... Read More
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Samsung TVs now let you use Shazam to discover what songs are playing in movies and TV shows

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Samsung is rolling out an update to its 2017 lineup of smart TVs that will allow anyone to find out what song is playing on a TV show or movie simply by tapping a button on their screen. At CES back in January, Samsung announced that Shazam, along with a bunch of other new features, was coming to its Smart Hub, though the company didn’t reveal when the feature would be made available. But the Korean tech titan has now confirmed that the update will be landing imminently.... Read More
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The Nokia 8 flagship keeps the bezels, adds a ‘bothie’ camera

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The Nokia 8 flagship keeps the bezels, adds a 'bothie' camera - 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,Ch... Read More
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Nokia’s New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the ‘Bothie’

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Allow me to introduce you to "the bothie." It's not a selfie, nor a normal photo (which all the cool kids call a "youie"), but a hybrid of the two. It's a composite shot from both cameras on your phone, showing both you and whatever else is out there. It's a bothie. Crazy idea? Maybe. And yet, if history is any indication, you'll scoff at the bothie now and then while you're not looking they will take over the world. Now, allow me to introduce you to The Bothie Phone. Technical... Read More
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Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

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Amazon today announced a new program to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft — with a program to compensate developers based on engagement created by their voice app. Metrics used to measure engagement of an Alexa skill include minutes of usage, new customers, customer ratings, and return visitors, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Deve... Read More
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Samsung’s new Portable SSD T5 is fast and mostly affordable

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Samsung's new Portable SSD T5 is fast and mostly affordable - 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,Chor... Read More
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Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available

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Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available - 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.A... Read More
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Smartphone repair service CellSavers rebrands as Puls, raises $25 million to expand into the smart home

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CellSavers, a company specializing in on-demand repairs for mobile devices, has announced a name change and a fresh $25 million in funding as it looks to expand into all manner of domestic digital repair services. Founded out of San Francisco in 2015, CellSavers has so far offered direct-to-home (or office) repairs for smartphones and tablets, claiming more than 100,000 customers over the past couple of years. In the process, the company has raised around $18 million in funding from such notable backers as Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. With another $25 million in the bank, CellSavers is now looking to cover everything from flat-screen repairs and TV wall-mounting to... Read More
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Custom processor maker SiFive appoints Intel veteran as CEO

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SiFive, a startup that wants to democratize custom silicon chip design, has appointed former Intel veteran Naveed Sherwani as its CEO. The San Francisco company is pioneering a new model in the semiconductor business and it recently raised $8.5 million in a second round of funding, led by Spark Capital. The company’s founders invented RISC-V, a free and open instruction set architecture for modern microprocessors. It consists of all of the software instructions needed to program a mi... Read More
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Samsung’s new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant

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Samsung’s new fitness smartband will likely be water resistant - 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... Read More
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Galaxy Note 8 teaser suggests it’s just a larger S8 with a stylus

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Here’s what a phone sees when it falls from a plane and survives

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Here’s what a phone sees when it falls from a plane and survives - 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=... Read More
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AR + VR marketing: It starts now (VB Live)

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Last year, AR and VR raked in $1.8B, with 6.3M headsets shipped. And those numbers are expected to just keep climbing. Join this VB Live for insights into VR and AR usage, consumer attitudes, and to learn whether the massive potential audience that exists is ready to go virtual. Access this VB Live event on demand right here. With virtual reality and augmented reality starting to make meaningful penetration, it’s time to start thinking of them as potential new marketing channels — places to market... Read More
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Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro: Swim tracking, offline Spotify support, and a more secure clasp

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While the star of Samsung’s Unpacked event on August 23 will undoubtedly be the Galaxy Note8, the mammoth smartphone is not the only device poised for an unveiling in a little over a week. Samsung also plans to introduce a new, backwards-compatible GearVR headset and its latest fitness smartband, the Gear Fit2 Pro. Somewhat confusingly, the Fit2 Pro is actually the third fitness tracker from the South Korean manufacturer and builds on the Tizen-powered Gear Fit2 in a number of ways, according to a training deck shared with VentureBeat. ... Read More
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Google boosts Cloud Speech API with word-level timestamps and support for 30 new languages

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Google has announced a number of notable updates to its Cloud Speech API, a product first unveiled as part of its Cloud Machine Learning platform last year. The Cloud Speech API, in a nutshell, allows third-party developers and companies to integrate Google’s speech recognition smarts into their own products. For example, contact centers may wish to use the API to enable them to automatically route calls to specific departments automatically through “listening” to a caller’s commands. Earlier this year, ... Read More
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Google Camera with HDR+ can be ported to any device using a Hexagon 680 processor

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Samsung’s next fitness watch is probably coming this month

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Samsung’s next fitness watch is probably coming this month - 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,Cho... Read More
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Court sides with Samsung in class action suit

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Consumers filed a class-action lawsuit alleging recalls of the Note 7 caused them various inconveniences.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71240/See more at http://www.newsy.com/Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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How Your Phone Number Became the Only Username That Matters

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Before it was the world's most popular messaging app, WhatsApp wasn't even a messaging app. Founder Jan Koum simply thought it would be neat to open his address book and see a status message—at the gym, in a meeting—next to everyone's names. He also knew no one wants to endure the rigamarole of creating a username and password, maintaining a buddy list, and joining yet another social network just to know what their friends are up to. So Koum let people log into WhatsApp using only a phone number. He also used the iPhone's Address Book API to automatically scan your contacts to see who you knew that was already using the service. Great gro... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Social good dons a headset

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Augmented and virtual reality are setting out to accomplish a lot of things. They provide entertainment. Social VR helps us connect to others. Both could be a boon for manufacturing, health, and the enterprise. But one group of young people is using ... Read More
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Anker’s Genie Is Just Like the Echo Dot, Only Cheaper

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Anker, the China-based accessory maker, blew up on Amazon with a simple plan: make decent-quality versions of everyday gadgets lots of people want, and sell them for less than Apple or Samsung. They don't have fancy TV ads or cool packaging, but they do have a pile of good reviews and Prime shipping. The company started with portable chargers, but now its Bluetooth headphones, portable speakers, dash cams, and Lightning cables are all among the best-reviewed and most popular products in their category. If that strategy sounds familiar, by the way, it should: It's straight out of the Amazon Basics playbook. ... Read More
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Samsung announces 16TB NGSFF SSD for hyperscale data centres

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced a new 16TB Next Generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) solid-state drive (SSD), which aims to significantly improve server storage capacity and tackle data processing challenges. According to a company release, as well as increasing memory capacity, the new SSD will enable an improvement in IOPS (input/output operations per second). The firm noted that the NGSFF SSD, which measures 30.5mm x 110mm x 4.38mm, will allow four times greater memory capacity than a 1U chassis which uses an M.2 drive. ... Read More
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VR can be a mainstream tech — but it’s not ready yet

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Though it may seem virtual reality has emerged in the last few years, the technology has been around for quite some time. The term was coined in 1987, but head-mounted displays (HMDs) have been around since the 1960s, with some enthusiasts arguing panoramic paintings and murals were the earliest forms of VR, as they were intended to fill the viewer’s entire field of vision, making them feel present in a particular setting. Given its decades-long existence, the recent eruption of interest surrounding the medium comes down to a couple of chief factors: improved technology and increased investment. With giants like Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung and Son... Read More
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HTC is rolling out 60 fps video to the U11 sometime in the ‘next couple of months’

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Latest iPhone leak reaffirms all-screen front

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Latest iPhone leak reaffirms all-screen front - The Verge... Read More
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The Apple ARKit Proves the Future of Augmented Reality Will Be on Your Phone

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The AR revolution will come not with a bang, but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality platform. ARKit lets developers build AR apps—which integrate digital experiences into the physical world via iPhone or iPad, a la Pokemon Go. Those apps will be available to consumers when iOS 11 arrives in September. But developers have started tinkering—creating tools that let you see how furniture fits in a room, or quickly calculate the area of your kitchen. Compared to the likes of Magic Leap or Google Glass, these apps are simple, almost trivial. But that smallness might be precisely what makes them so potentially huge. Matthew Miesniek... Read More
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active will be available for pre-order tomorrow

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active will be available for pre-order tomorrow - 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.windowLoad... Read More
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: doing it right

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: doing it right - 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.AddScrip... Read More
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Bait! fishing game maker Tommy Palm is hooked on mobile VR

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Mobile virtual reality is hard, and it isn’t growing as fast as predicted. But Resolution Games CEO Tommy Palm is sticking with it. His company launched the Bait! on the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream VR headsets. Palm, whose company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, made the trek to Seattle last week to speak at the Casual Connect USA event. His efforts in VR have been watched closely because Bait! has bee... Read More

CVE-2015-7891 (samsung_mobile)

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ProBeat: For the first time, I’m not excited about Google’s upcoming phones

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I’ve always looked forward to the next Nexus, and last year, the Pixel. My first Android phone was a Nexus 5. This year, I’ve used nothing but the Pixel XL. But the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, or whatever Google ends up calling them (the branding hasn’t leaked yet), give me almost nothing to look forward to. As my colleague Evan Blass reported earlie... Read More
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Google’s next Pixel might look a lot like the old one

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Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one - 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.Add... Read More
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Google’s 2017 Pixel forgoes increasingly-common flagship features

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Although still months away from an official unveiling, Google’s followups to its debut Pixel handsets of last year are starting to come into focus. While several leaked renders have suggested that the larger of the two devices — codenamed Taimen — will include smaller top and bottom bezels than its predecessor (the Pixel XL), a photo of this year’s Pixel suc... Read More
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HP Spectre x2 review: more imitation than innovation

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I Spent the Night With Yelp’s Robot Security Guard, Cobalt

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The newest member of Yelp's security team awakes just after 8 pm, ready to begin its rounds. It traverses the lobby, gliding over polished concrete toward a small recess in the corner, where it inspects the emergency exit tucked inside. Last year, burglars tried to breach the office by rending the door from the building, frame and all. The low-resolution camera mounted in the lobby saw nothing. "We couldn't see what was going on inside the alcove," says Rick Lee, Yelp's head of security, who joined me on my late-night visit to one of the company’s San Francisco offices. "But there was daylight and cold air coming through ... Read More
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AT&T accidentally confirmed Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active

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AT&T accidentally confirmed Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active - 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,Cho... Read More
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IDC: Tablet shipments decline for 11th straight quarter despite Apple rebound

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The tablet market has now been in decline for 11 quarters in a row. Q2 2017 saw a 3.4 percent year-over-year decline: 37.9 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 39.3 million units in the same quarter last year. The silver lining is that this year the drops are no longer double-digits like they were in 2016. The estimates come from IDC, which counts both slate form factors (declining since 2014) and detachables (slightly down), meaning tablets with keyboards are included. ... Read More
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LG confirms switch to OLED for upcoming V30 phone

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LG confirms switch to OLED for upcoming V30 phone - 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.AddScri... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: RIP, Altspace

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Social virtual reality — online spaces where you can interact with others using VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift or the Samsung Gear — is at the forefront of innovation in this growing but still young sector. But one of the most important companies working in this space is shutting down even as we’re seeing expansion in other places. Last week, ... Read More
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These might be the specs of the upcoming Note 8

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These might be the specs of the upcoming Note 8 - 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... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy Note8: Final specs

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As Samsung prepares to announce its stylus-equipped Galaxy Note8 on August 23 in New York City, information about the phone has begun appearing at a more frenzied pace — though not all of it is accurate. According to a person briefed on the device’s final configuration, it will be spec’ed as follows. The main body of the IP68-certified handset, also evident in recently-published renders, is a near doppelganger of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ introduced in the spring. In fact, with a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED display, the Note8 is barely larger than the S8+. But as is traditional with the Note lin... Read More
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IDC: Smartphone shipments fell 1.3% in Q2 2017, but Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi all gained share

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Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 341.6 million smartphones worldwide last quarter, down 1.3 percent from the 346.1 million units in Q2 2016. A contraction is a rare enough occurrence in the smartphone market. And yet all five of the top vendors — Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi — gained share. In Q2 2017, the South Korean company once again shipped more smartphones than any other vendor. Samsung’s American counterpart managed to ship just over half of that number, meaning the gap widened between the two. Meanwhile, the Chinese trio, as I like to call them, each shipped more smartphones than a year ago. The Q2 2017 figures come ... Read More
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Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

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CardLinx Announces New Members and Groundbreaking Forum on Retail Artificial Intelligence

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Capital One, JCB, Yahoo! Japan and Dentsu Join The CardLinx Association SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 2, 2017– The CardLinx Association (“CardLinx”), the authoritative voice for the global online-to-offline (O2O) and card-linking industries, today announced new members including Capital One, JCB, Yahoo! Japan and Dentsu. These companies join existing CardLinx members including MasterCard, Discover, Microsoft, Facebook, Samsung Card, Rakuten, Hilton, First Data, FIS and many other industry leaders. CardLinx also announced the launch of a new groundbreaking forum on Retail in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on September 12, 2017 in Chicago.... Read More
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Huawei makes bid to overtake Apple as world’s second-largest smartphone maker

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Despite an increase in iPhone sales during the most recent quarter, Apple could be in danger of being passed by China’s Huawei. In report today from Canalys, the firm noted that Samsung remains the world’s largest seller of smartphones for the three months ending June 30. Samsung sold 79 million units, a slight increase from the same period a year ago. Apple, of course, reported yesterday that iPhones sales in the quarter increased by 2 percent from the previous year to reach 41 million. Huawei remains in third, having sold 38 million smartphones in the quarter. However, ... Read More
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A Super-Expensive iPhone Would Be Good News For Us All

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Write this down, look at it often, memorize it: You don’t have to buy the new iPhone that Apple will announce this fall. You’ll almost certainly want to, because it sounds amazing. Almost no bezel. Crazy new cameras. Facial recognition. Wireless charging. And the ability to turn anything it touches into gold bricks. But that doesn’t mean you have to buy one. Apple almost certainly will offer other very good phones, including important but unexciting updates to the iPhone 7. So you can buy one of those. Or keep the phone you already have. One thing you definitely shouldn't do is freak out over the price. Apple's next flagship pho... Read More
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A Hack Can Turn an Amazon Echo Into a Wiretap

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Every good paranoiac sees an always-listening device like an Amazon Echo as a potential spy sitting in plain sight. Now one security researcher has shown exactly how fine the line is between countertop computer and surveillance tool. With just a few minutes of hands-on time, a hacker could turn an Echo into his or her personal eavesdropping microphone without leaving any physical trace. On Tuesday, British security researcher Mark Barnes detailed a technique anyone can use to install malware on an Amazon Echo, along with his own proof-of-concept code that would silently stream audio from the hacked device to his own faraway server. The technique requires gaining physical access to the target Echo, and it ... Read More
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Google Daydream VR is rolling out to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners now

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Google Daydream VR is rolling out to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners now - 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.windowLoad... Read More
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2017 is the year of dual-camera phones, but the best cameras are still single

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2017 is the year of dual-camera phones, but the best cameras are still single - 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.wi... Read More
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Samsung launches IoT data monetisation in ARTIK Cloud

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Samsung Electronics has launched a new data monetisation solution for IoT devices within its ARTIK Cloud. The new service aims to increase revenue opportunities from interoperable devices and applications. The monetisation system will allow device manufacturers and service providers to work in an open ecosystem with revenues generated directly from the interactions between devices and services. For manufacturers, it means that they can now gain extra revenue from selling hardware products connected to digital applications. In short, ... Read More
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Leaked Galaxy Note 8 photos show dual cameras and rear fingerprint sensor

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 image leaks ahead of August launch event

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Code suggests iPhone 8 will have facial recognition and no home button

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Apple has seemingly leaked details of the iPhone 8, showing facial recognition and a full-frontal screen with no home button. The details were leaked when Apple released the firmware code for its new smart speaker, the HomePod, which is considered Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo. A number of developers looked through the code, including Steve Stroughton-Smith, who tweeted that the code confirmed the presence of facial recognition software, something that had been rumoured... Read More
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The Space Junk Problem Is About to Get a Whole Lot Gnarlier

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For a few months in the fall of 1957, citizens of Earth could look up and see the first artificial star. It shone as bright as Spica, but moved across the sky at a much faster clip. Lots of people thought they were seeing Sputnik—Russia’s antennaed, spherical satellite, and the first thing humans had flung into orbit. But it wasn’t: It was the body of the rocket that bore Sputnik to space—and Earth’s first piece of space junk. Space junk is the colloquial name for orbital bits that do nothing useful: spent rockets, fragments splayed by collisions and degradation, old satellites no one c... Read More
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Better Business Through Sci-Fi

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About five years ago, Ari Popper enrolled in a course on science-fiction writing at the University of California, Los Angeles, hoping to distract himself from the boredom of his day job as the president of a market-research company. “It was, like, the best ten weeks of my life,” Popper told me recently. “But I knew I wasn’t going to pay the bills as a science-fiction writer.” Still, the course gave him an idea: since businesses often spend money trying to predict how the world will change, and since speculative fiction already traffics in such predictions, perhaps one could be put in service of the other—corporate consulting through sci-fi narratives. Soon, Popper quit his job, sold his house, and launched his own firm, SciFu... Read More
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A $10 Hardware Hack Turns Up Zero Day Vulnerabilities in IoT Devices

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Most consumer tech manufacturers figure that once a hacker can physically access a device, there's not much left that can be done to defend it. But a group of researchers known as the Exploitee.rs say that giving up too soon leaves devices susceptible to hardware attacks that can lead to bigger problems. Hardware hack techniques, like a flash memory attack they developed, can facilitate the discovery of software bugs that not only expose the one hacked device, but every other unit of that model. The group, which includes the hackers Zenofex, 0x00string, and maximus64_, presented their flash memory hack this week at the Black Hat security conference ... Read More
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Rare discounts on the new iPad Pro, the best deal on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and more tech sales

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Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack

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Apple paid Nokia $2 billion to escape fight over old patents

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Smart home platform Wink has been acquired by will.i.am

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Broadpwn Wi-Fi Vulnerability Impacted a Billion iPhones and Android Phones

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If you haven't updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b. A vulnerability that pervasive is rare, for good reason. Apple and Google pile millions of dollars into securing their mobile operating systems, layering on hurdles for hackers and paying bounties for information about vulnerabilities in their software. But a modern computer or smartphone is a kind of silicon Frankenstein, with components sourced from third-party companies whose code Apple and Google don't entirely control. And when security researcher Nitay A... Read More
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Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

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Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. That was then. Today, the vast majority of customers still need to rent a box to get full service from cable providers, and those box-replacing apps remain elusive. Here’s what happened. DITCHING THE BOX In 2015, tech companies and consumer advocates were pushing the Federal Communications Commission to open up the cable-box market. The goal was to let you buy a cable box the way you’d pick up a new smartphone, sparing you the expense of leasing... Read More
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Despite Samsung’s record profits, its smartphone business is still in trouble

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The Samsung corporation has nicely weathered a rough year caused by its mobile division, thanks largely to the strength of its other electronics business. Those other products helped the South Korean tech giant post record profits for the second quarter. But regarding its smartphone business, trouble is still brewing. As Reu... Read More
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Server market demand pushes Samsung to record profits

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Samsung has released its second quarter earnings, posting record profits and strong growth in most areas of the business. The world leader in smartphone, TV and memory chip production brought in 61 trillion Korean Won, worth approximately $54 billion, in revenue in the most recent quarter. Profits saw record highs, with operating profit at 14.07 trillion Won, a rise of 42% year on year. A significant part of this profit is attributed to growth in the sale of high-quality chips, which are selling at higher pri... Read More
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Samsung Q2 operating profit up 73 percent, a record propelled by memory chip boom

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(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics said a memory chip boom that propelled it to record profit in the second quarter is likely to continue in the third, just as revenue is widely expected to benefit from sales of OLED screens to Apple. The world’s biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and TVs is set to smash its annual profit record after better-than-forecast performance in its mobile business lifted April-June profit slightly above its early-July guidance, analysts said. “Looking ahead to the third quarter, the company expects favorable semiconductor conditions to continue,” Samsung said in a statement on Thursday. “Although overall earnings may slightly decline quarter-on-quarter as earnings weaken for... Read More
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WeTransfer offers $10,000 to every laid-off SoundCloud employee so they can ‘develop great things’

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The Best Smart Scales

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Our pick Nokia Body+ The most accurate scale we’ve tested, period. This model wirelessly syncs your weight and body-fat composition to an online interface, revealing weight trends that could help you meet your goals. If you want advanced features such as weight tracking on your phone and body-fat measurements—both of which our weight-loss physician source highly recommends—get the Nokia Body+. (This mode... Read More
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Meizu Pro 7: When One Screen Isn’t Enough, Try Meizu’s Two-Screen Phone

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Humans like instant gratification. That was true long before smartphones existed, but pocket computers have only intensified the problem. People have tried to escape the constant ping of information by developing new behaviors: They stack their phones on top of each other at restaurants and bars to see who will break first (someone always does). They flip their phones screen down when in the company of others, as if to say, “I swear, I’m listening this time.” Screens seem to be the root of the problem. But the inanimate backside of the phone isn’t totally innocent either. That blank space only contributes to our ... Read More
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Report: Apple’s China woes continue as iPhone sales fell last quarter

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With less than a week to go before Apple reveals its latest earnings, a new report indicates that the tech giant lost more ground in China’s critical smartphone market. According to Canalys, the overall Chinese smartphone market stumbled in the three months ending June 30. Smartphone shipments dipped by 3 percent to 113 million in the second quarter of 2017. For Apple’s fiscal year, that same period is the third quarter, and the company will report earnings for those three months next Tuesday. In advance of the earnings report, Canalys said that Apple lost market share... Read More
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Some Android O apps will display incoming emoji, even if your device doesn’t support them yet

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Facebook now automatically stabilizes shaky Live 360 videos

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Facebook today announced a series of new features for Live 360 videos, including automatic stabilization for some videos uploaded to the social network. Auto stabilization will be deployed by Facebook algorithms anytime a video is found to be too shaky. Live 360 videos can now stream live in 4K resolution, and live in 4K in VR with the Samsung Gear headset. Video makers can now schedule alerts to followers about live broadcasts, and Donate buttons can now appear in Live 360 video. Also new to Live 360 video, Facebook launched its Ready program to invite camera makers and software developers to earn Facebook pre-approval for Live 360 video. Products pre-approved by Facebook may be recognized because th... Read More