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OnePlus 5: Is the smartphone worth upgrading, check out the features to know

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NEW DELHI: OnePlus has finally launched its OnePlus 5 smartphone in India at a starting price of Rs 32,999. The smartphone comes in two variants -- 6GB and 8GB RAM. Exclusively available on Amazon India's website, the smartphone will go on open sale starting June 27. OnePlus also claims OnePlus 5 to be the company's thinnest smartphone so far. But how good buy is the all-new OnePlus 5 smartphone? Is it work upgrading to OnePlus 5 smartphone? Below we have listed five reasons to buy and not to buy the new OnePlus 5. Read on to make your own decision.Reasons not to buy* 'Co... Read More
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‘Sega Forever’ debuts free console classics on Android, iOS

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"Sonic the Hedgehog" leads the line as Sega rolls out free retro games collection Sega Forever with five classic titles for Android and iOS devices."Sonic the Hedgehog" is accompanied by "Phantasy Star 2," "Comix Zone," "Kid Chameleon" and "Altered Beast."Other titles are expected to follow on a monthly basis, as website forever.sega.com advises."Sonic the Hedgehog" made its debut on the Sega Genesis (... Read More
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Samsung is releasing a new outdoor surveillance cam

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OnePlus price evolution has made its smartphones less competitive

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OnePlus unveiled its new flagship smartphone yesterday, and there were few surprises, given the myriad leaks leading up to the launch. We knew the OnePlus 5 would sport a dual-lens camera, and we were fairly certain it would ship with a Snapdragon 835 processor and offer up to 8GB of RAM. What wasn’t quite so clear, however, was the pricing. After an hour-long event yesterday, OnePlus finally confirmed the one metric that perhaps matters most to people. “The OnePlus 5 will retail for $479 in the U.S.,” said OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei. Howeve... Read More
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AMD unveils EPYC data centre processor

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AMD has introduced the EPYC 7000 series high-performance data center processor. The largest processor in the EPYC 7000 series features to 32 high-performance ‘Zen’ cores and 64 threads, significantly more than the current competition. The EPYC processors boast record-breaking performance metrics, on both one-socket and two-socket server systems. AMD has stated that due to EPYC’s high-performance metrics, a company can save up to 20% in capital expenditures by using a one-socket server system, compared to using a two-socket Intel system for the same job. The company noted that at eve... Read More
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Enjoy Jay-Z’s New Album—’4:44′ May Be the Last of Its Kind

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Back in March, when Drake released his project More Life, he did something unusual: He didn’t make it an Apple Music exclusive. Despite having a long, successful history with the service—he actually helped announce its launch in 2015—he released the “playlist... Read More
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With iPhone 8 launch looming, electronics firms stock up on memory chips

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(Reuters) — Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple’s new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply. While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co – which is also the world’s top memory chip maker – will not be seriously hit, industry sources and analysts say some electronics makers are paying a premium to lock into longer-term contracts. Others are placing orders earlier than before to ensure their perilously low inventories do no dry up completely. “After the supply shortages emerged we brought forward our procurement decisions … to ensure a stable supply,” smartphone an... Read More
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AMD launches broad Epyc server processor line with up to 32 cores per chip

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Advanced Micro Devices is aiming for a comeback in servers with the launch today of its Epyc processors for the data center. The AMD Epyc 7000 series is based on the company’s groundbreaking Zen architecture, and the chips will have as many as 32 Zen cores each. The move represents AMD’s most competitive attack on Intel’s core Xeon server chip business in a decade. At an event in Austin, Texas, AMD was joined by multiple customers and partners who presented an array of systems, performance demonstrations, and customer testimonials. Each Zen core is about 52 percent faster per clock cycle than the previous generation, and the chips are also more competitive in integer, f... Read More
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly be announced in August

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OnePlus 5 launches June 27 starting at $479, with a Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage

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China’s OnePlus launched its new flagship smartphone today, confirming details that have been leaking out for a number of weeks already. The OnePlus 5 represents the company’s sixth device since the original OnePlus One launch back in 2014, and follows the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X (both 2015), the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T (both 2016). It’s been clear for at least a month that the camera on the OnePlus 5 would be a key focus for the device. Indeed, OnePlus previously revealed it was working with photography software and benchmarking organization DxO for the handset. And two weeks ago, the company... Read More
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OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy

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OnePlus 5 review: the me-too phone

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In its four years of existence, OnePlus has fashioned itself as the flagship phone killer jumping out of the midrange bushes. Every OnePlus device to date has been defined by premium specs at bargain prices, but that changes with today’s OnePlus 5. Starting at $479 with 64GB of storage, this new flagship can no longer be mistaken for a super-specced midrange handset. And even though it doesn’t cost quite as much as a mainstream mainstay like the Galaxy S8, that’s exactly the sort of phone it will be compared against. This is the priciest OnePlus device yet, and it’s falling in line with its more traditional competition: you pay more to get more. ... Read More
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Google Assistant has advice for Father’s Day…from real dads

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The AI-powered Google Assistant has some advice for human dads. Say “Advice from dads” and the intelligent assistant will play advice to future fathers from real dads. Sometimes the advice is practical, like keep absorbent material in every room in your house, but a lot of advice is about relationships, like make sure you spend one-on-one quality time with each of your kids. “Look at your children not just as an extension of yourself but as an unformulated possibility and allow them to develop into what they can be,” said Isaiah, father of four. Drew, father of two said “It’s kind of like a flavor of friendship and a level of connection with somebody that you didn’t realize was possible. You’re so emotionall... Read More
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Samsung announces Bixby voice assistant preview

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Samsung’s Frame TV will start at $2,000

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AI Weekly: Voice is the killer interface

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This week’s news reminds me how much fun it is to be surprised by technology. Bonjour, Snips! Yesterday, the Paris-based AI startup raised $13 million, on top of an earlier $8 million investment, for technology that let developers put a voice assistant on nearly any device. Add this to... Read More
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Rocket League dev laments Sony’s ‘political barrier’ keeping crossplay off PS4

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Nintendo, a company perennially behind when it comes to consumer expectations for online functionality, revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show that Psyonix’s car soccer hit Rocket League will enable crossplay between Switch, Xbox One, and PC. Sony reiterated at E3, however, that it isn’t interested in permitting PS4 owners to play with consumers on other consoles. For Psyonix, this is frustrating. Studio publishing boss Jeremy Dunham said as much during a quick sit down I had with him at E3. After talking about the Switch port and the upcomi... Read More
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Amazon interested in acquiring Slack

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Amazon has expressed interest in acquiring business messaging company Slack, sources familiar with the situation have attested. Representatives of Bloomberg were told of talks between the two companies, although both Amazon and Slack declined to comment. Slack’s valuation could reach as high as $9 billion, should a deal between the companies proceed. This past April, Slack was valued at $3.8 billion, when it reached a $200 millio... Read More
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Dreem machine: Rythm raises $11 million and launches $500 sleep-tracking headband

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“When one door closes, another opens,” opined Scottish scientist and inventor of the first practical telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Ultimately, the sentiment was all about learning from mistakes — success doesn’t always come first time around. Translated into the 21 century startup fraternity, the mantra can equally be applied to the myriad fledgling tech firms that crop up and disappear almost as quickly. Earlier this week, sleep-monitoring company Hello — funded to the tune of $40 million — ... Read More
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CVE-2015-5473 (syncthru_6)

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Current Description Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in Samsung SyncThru 6 before 1.0 allow remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via unspecified parameters to (1) upload/updateDriver or (2) upload/addDriver or to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges via unspecified parameters to (3) uploadCloning.html, (4) fileupload.html, (5) uploadFirmware.html, or (6) upload/driver. Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/01/2017      View Analysis Description ... Read More
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Globalfoundries readies a factory that can make 7-nanometer chips

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IBM Research said recently it could keep Moore’s Law on track with a new 5-nanometer prototype chip. But Globalfoundries has something just as good for the longevity of the chip industry: a new 7-nanometer manufacturing plant. The semiconductor industry thrives on miniaturization, or making its chips smaller so they can be faster, cheaper, and consume less power. So far this push for progress has upheld Moore’s Law, the notion observed by Intel chairman emeritus Gordon Moore, who said in 1965 that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every yea... Read More
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Eero changed how we think about Wi-Fi — and now it wants to make our homes smarter

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Eero kicked off an arms race of router innovation when it launched the first mesh Wi-Fi system last year — it seems like everyone is making mesh Wi-Fi systems now. Google has one. Samsung has one. There are new mesh startups like Plume and Lumo. Established players like Netgear and Linksys are in the game, one upping each other with specs and features because one-upping each other with specs and features is their fundamental purpose on this planet. But Eero is still the standout — a modern hardware startup that arrived with such a fundamentally good idea about how to reinvent an unloved product that it kicked off a wave of change. And ... Read More
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Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus now available at a $100 discount

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HelloSign raises $16 million for its e-signature business

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Whether you’re leasing an apartment, buying a car, or filing your taxes, you’ll need to sign an official document at some point in your life. HelloSign wants to bypass faxes and snail mail by digitalizing the process with its e-signature service and announced today funding of $16 million led by Foundry Group and Zach Coelius, former founder and CEO of Triggit. Other existing investors that joined the round include Greylock Partners and Keith Rabois. “There are certain laws and regulations that still deem a ‘wet’ signature on paper is required,” wrote HelloSign cofounder and CEO Joseph Walla, in an email to VentureBeat. “But these rulin... Read More
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One year later, here’s the state of the chatbot economy

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“What’s the state of the global chatbot economy today?” That’s a question that I’ve been asked a lot lately, and one that I’m hoping to get more answers to by attending the second edition of Chatbot Summit in Berlin at the end of the month.  Since bot mania took over the tech world nearly a year and a half ago, not a single month has gone by without significant news coming from both startups and the usual suspects (i.e. Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.). Needless to say the space has been hyperactive since the beginning, and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. That said, a lot of brand managers and chief digital officers are still new ... Read More
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Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

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While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum. This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a technology, Bitcoin has stagnated over the last three years. Two rival factions have emerged with violently opposing views on what should be done to allow the Bitcoin network to handle more transactions than it can right now. While Bitcoin has been paralysed by indecision, Ethereum has raced ahead with technology that not only does everything Bitcoin can do faster, in higher volume, and at lower cost — it does a lot more besides.... Read More
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Hyatt shopping for speakers as smart concierge battle heats up

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As competition heats up between intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa, the battle for your attention is spreading beyond the workplace, car, and home. Hotel rooms, Airbnb listings, and vacation rentals are increasingly joining the fray. Now Hyatt Hotels, with a portfolio of more than 700 properties in 56 countries, is also considering the use of intelligent assistants in its rooms, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington general manager Rusty Middleton told VentureBeat in a phone interview. Hyatt joins a growing list of corporate hotel chains interested in smart speakers. Following a commitment by ... Read More
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ProBeat: Samsung should have put Cortana on the Galaxy S8

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As the battle for intelligent assistants slowly transforms into a war, with Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung all eager players, I can’t help but think that two of these companies should be working together. Microsoft is the smartphone underdog and Samsung is the assistant underdog, so why not team up? Imagine if, instead of Bixby, the dedicated button on the Galaxy S8 launched Cortana. Microsoft would benefit from having its virtual assistant on the most po... Read More
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Samsung’s new 49-inch gaming monitor is unnecessarily wide

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Samsung Electronics America has unveiled its ultra-wide 49-inch CHG90 display for gamers. The company is also launching two smaller gaming monitors with the same technology. The 49-inch CHG90 and  27-inch and 32-inch CHG70 monitors use high-dynamic range (HDR) picture enhancement technology to produce  more realistic, detailed, and colorful imagery. The monitors have QLED (Quantum Dot light-emitting diode) technology, which supports a wider range of colors, especially dark reds and greens. The QLED colors stay crisp and clear even in bright light, Samsung said. “Gamers want to feel completely immersed when they play, and our new monitors provide the most stun... Read More
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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved display is basically just half a TV at this point

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The Home Battery You Can Install Yourself Is Coming

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Tesla isn't the only one building batteries for your home. As Elon Musk and company trumpet the Powerwall, so many other outfits, including Samsung and Panasonic and LG Chem, are fashioning similar devices that can store energy for use when the power grid goes down or grid prices rise. So many are saying that, when paired with solar panels, their batteries can further reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, which still provide so much of grid's power. All are nice thoughts. But questions abound. Do the economics of these batteries really make sense? Are they worth not only the cost but the hassle of installing them... Read More
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HTC doubles Viveport catalog, its Netflix for VR

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HTC’s fledgling virtual reality subscription service Viveport has just doubled the number of apps and games available to 150. Market researcher Digi-Capital projects that the VR/AR market will reach $108 billion by 2021, though there are a number of challenges to overcome to get there. Industry analysts have said that the biggest problem in VR is the lack of content, specifically must-have content that wow people enough to want to go back for more. While... Read More
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Astell & Kern Kann review: Zune resurrected

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Samsung updates its J-series line of budget smartphones

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You can wirelessly charge your smartphone anywhere with Mophie’s new magnetic battery pack

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You can wirelessly charge your smartphone anywhere with Mophie’s new magnetic battery pack - 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=Choru... Read More
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Mobile AR could hit $60 billion by 2021 thanks to Apple and Facebook

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The mobile AR platform war kicked off at F8 with Mark Zuckerberg’s proclamation that “we’re making the camera the first augmented reality platform.” That simple sentence transformed what had been a one-hit wonder in Pokémon Go into an epic battle between Facebook, Apple, Google, Tencent, Snap, Alibaba, Baidu, Samsung, Huawei and more. Apple’s announcement of its ... Read More
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Apple unveils A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

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Apple unveiled its new six-core A10X Fusion combination chip that puts a processor and graphics on the same semiconductor chip. Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif. The new A10X Fusion processor has six processing cores, including three high-performance cores and three high-efficiency cores. The chip will be used in the new iPad Pro tablet. Apple said the tablet would have 40 percent faster graphics performance than predecessors. Apple said that the graphics side of the chip has 12 processing cores. It didn’t say whether or not the chip will use technology from Imagination Technologies. Apple informed Imagination earlier that it would stop using its graphics technol... Read More
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IBM’s 5nm chip could quadruple battery life

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IBM's 5nm chip could quadruple battery life - 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=fun... Read More
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IDC: Wearables grew 17.9% in Q1 2017, Xiaomi and Apple overtake Fitbit

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It has finally happened: Fitbit has shed enough market share to lose its first place spot in wearables. The little guy held out against large tech companies for a long time, but in Q1 2017, Xiaomi took first place, Apple came in at very close second, and Fitbit came in third. Until now, Fitbit was first every single quarter. Mobile companies shipped a total of 24.7 million wearables worldwide last quarter. That number is up 17.9 percent from the 20.9 million units shipped in Q1 2016. The latest figures come from IDC, which found that all five of the top companies managed to ship at least a million units: ... Read More
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IBM Research creates a groundbreaking 5-nanometer chip

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IBM Research and its partners GlobalFoundries and Samsung have created transistors for a 5-nanometer semiconductor chip. It’s a remarkable technical achievement, though a commercial version of the chip may not be possible for a while. Still, it should enable chips with 30 billion transistors, the on-off switches of electronic devices, on a fingernail-sized chip. Researchers say this kind of achievement should enable the $330 billion chip industry to stay on the path of Moore’s Law, or the prediction made in 1965 by Intel chairman emeritus Gordon Moore that the number of transistors on a chip would double every couple of years. IBM is presenting details of its rese... Read More
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Samsung is releasing a Pirates of the Caribbean themed Galaxy S8 that comes in a booty chest

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Samsung is releasing a Pirates of the Caribbean themed Galaxy S8 that comes in a booty chest - 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=Choru... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Buying stuff in VR without facing … reality

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If free-to-play games are ever going to take root in virtual reality, they’re going to need a way for people to pay for sparkly outfits, extra energy, and other in-app purchases while still in VR. Looks like someone is working on that. Worldpay is demoing a system to make payment... Read More

CVE-2015-5473

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Description Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in Samsung SyncThru 6 before 1.0 allow remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via unspecified parameters to (1) upload/updateDriver or (2) upload/addDriver or to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges via unspecified parameters to (3) uploadCloning.html, (4) fileupload.html, (5) uploadFirmware.html, or (6) upload/driver. Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/01/2017 ... Read More
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Don’t buy the Chromebook Pro until Google fixes a critical bug

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Don’t buy the Chromebook Pro until Google fixes a critical bug - 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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Brodmann17 wants to power IoT sight without pricey silicon

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A new Israeli machine learning startup is throwing its hat in the computer vision ring with an algorithm that it says can beat the best on the market. Launching today, Brodmann17 touts new machine vision products that can help with pedestrian detection, face detection, and other tasks. One of the biggest problems in machine learning is getting advanced algorithms to run efficiently. It’s one thing to train and run models on a power-guzzling server loaded with top of the line silicon and another to make them work on embedded processors in a smartphone, connected car, or camera. Brodmann17 claims that its algorithm is able to work on a wide variety of hardware and is faster, ... Read More
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Google’s huge new London HQ is a ‘landscraper’ with a rooftop garden

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Samsung’s new SmartThings and Wi-Fi mesh router goes up for preorder on Sunday

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Samsung's new SmartThings and Wi-Fi mesh router goes up for preorder on Sunday - 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.w... Read More
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The Supreme Court Just Bolstered Your Right to Repair Stuff

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There’s a reason everyone hates printers. They break, jam, and always run out of cyan ink—which, inexplicably, also breaks them. Even when they work, toner costs so much you have to give up avocado toast for a month to buy more. As Matthew Inman, one of the great poets of his time, famously said: “Either printer ink is made from unicorn blood or we’re all getting screwed.” WIRED OPINION ... Read More
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Is Andy Rubin’s Amazon Echo competitor doomed to fail?

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What if you didn’t have to fiddle with gadgets all day? That’s the promise of ambient computing, a combination of AI and sensing technology in the future home and beyond. Imagine this scenario. You’re out with friends and you notice the weather has turned hot and sunny. That’s not a good thing for your new garden. Fortunately, a sensor triggers the sprinkler system, even though you didn’t set up a watering schedule. When one device in your home communicates with another, using AI to trigger events that help you (or at least give you an option to activate an event), that’s ambient computing. It depends on “sensing” in that the devices can act or prompt you for certain behaviors. Recently, Andy Rubin (k... Read More
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The Best Cheap Compact Camera

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Our pick Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS This budget-priced camera is compact and simple to use, and it delivers better-looking photos than its rivals. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS is an able companion for most shooting situations. Thanks to its simple, straightforward design, you can take good photos without having to fiddle with manual controls, which makes this model great for outings with friends or kids’ birthday parties. It’s small enough... Read More
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Even if Bixby was ready on time, Samsung set the bar too high

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You’d think that multiple appliances literally on fire would slow the tack of a global brand like Samsung, but think again. It’s been more than two months since Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S8 phone, and despite record S8 preorders, the device still has no Bixby virtual assistant. Sources say the assistant, initially delayed until late May, will now launch in late June, ... Read More
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Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from US launch

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from US launch - 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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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and BlackBerry KeyOne go on sale today

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and BlackBerry KeyOne go on sale today - 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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Android execs get technical talking updates, Project Treble, Linux, and more

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Enlarge / Meet some of the people doing Android heavy lifting...reader comments 0 Share this story ... Read More
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Aceable teaches teens how to drive in VR

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Aceable wants to teach teenagers how to drive using virtual reality. Austin, Texas-based Aceable has integrated 360-degree VR videos into all of its mobile drivers education products. And it has made the videos available for free on YouTube to encourage safer driving. Students can now practice real-life driving situations, such as checking blind spots, being distracted by texts, and navigating yield situations in a safe VR environment — all before they actually get behind the wheel of a live vehicle. The VR videos are an extension of Aceable’s existing Drivers Ed course, which is available as a mobile app. That app has more than 300,000 users to date. “In 201... Read More
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The Essential Phone: a first look at the hardware

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The Essential Phone: a first look at the hardware - 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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Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro includes a built-in S Pen

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Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro includes a built-in S Pen - 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.... Read More
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Android co-creator Andy Rubin launches $699 Essential smartphone with modular add-ons

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Android co-creator Andy Rubin has finally debuted the much-anticipated Essential phone, a high-end modular Android device from a company that uses “21st century methods to build products for the way people want to live in the 21st century,” according to a statement issued by Rubin earlier this month. Rubin teased the Essential smartphone as far back as March which hinted at a minimalist bezel, but everything else has been speculation. I'm really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people's hands… pic.twit... Read More
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Huawei Watch 2 review: a fitness focus that falls flat

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The original Huawei Watch was one of my surprise favorites. It didn’t have an overabundance of features, but it ran Android Wear nicely and it looked good doing it. With the new $299.99 Huawei Watch 2, the company pivoted hard. It put an emphasis on function over form in an attempt to make it more of a fitness device rather than a casual fashion piece. That’s exactly what a number of other companies such as Apple, Samsung, and LG have done with their recent smartwatch attempts, but in the case of the Huawei, the result is a mixed bag. To test the watch, I linked it with my primary Google accounts and wore it constantly, except when charging it or swimming. I w... Read More
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Samsung announces live VR broadcasts from UFC, X Games, and a Live Nation concert

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Virtual reality (VR) is one of the big breakout trends of the past few years, but the nascent technology faces some obstacles if it’s ever to truly go mainstream — and one of those is the lack of content. While the applications for VR in gaming are well understood, for the fledgling medium to reach scale it needs to infiltrate the broader entertainment realm, something that Samsung is now going full-steam ahead on. A couple of months after ... Read More
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Four out of five League of Legends players want to become pro gamers or streamers

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Four out of five League of Legends players aspire to professional as a gamer or streamer. But only about one in two Minecraft players and fans share that aspiration. That’s one of the results of a survey by the Peanut Labs marketing team at Research Now. The survey asked questions of more than 1,000 gamers to understand how consumers think about four major esports titles. The survey focused on both females and males ages 15 to 34. Esports is expected to grow from $696 million in 2017 to $1.5 billion by 2020, ... Read More
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Watch Samsung’s 9.1-inch OLED display stretch without breaking

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Watch Samsung's 9.1-inch OLED display stretch without breaking - 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,C... Read More
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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Enlarge this image Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the ... Read More
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Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018

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Bluetooth 5 is here, but few accessories will support it before 2018 - 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.windowLoade... Read More
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Samsung to set up $500 million fund to support small South Korean businesses

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(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics said it would set up a 500 billion won ($445 million) fund to help small suppliers, the highest-profile South Korean firm to unveil steps in the wake of new President Moon Jae-in’s call to protect small businesses. Moon came to power this month promising to rein in the family-owned conglomerates that dominate Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Calling himself the ‘jobs president’, he has also said he wants to discourage contract jobs, raise the minimum wage and reduce working hours. Samsung Electronics said the fund will allow its suppliers to borrow cash interest-free for a year so that those suppliers’ subcontractors can be paid promptly. It will run until May 2020. ... Read More
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Samsung’s new OLED screen prototype can stretch and bend

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Samsung’s new OLED screen prototype can stretch and bend - 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,Choru... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy Book review: one step forward, one step back

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Dear Wirecutter: Will a Budget Android Phone Provide Adequate Security Updates?

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Q: I’m currently using a Samsung Galaxy S4 from 2013, so needless to say, I’ve had it a while. It can still do everything I want it to, but it runs Android 5.0.1, and I’m not sure I’m getting the security updates I should. I am reluctant to spend £600+ on a new high-end handset or tie myself into an expensive two-year contract, because I don’t think I need the horsepower, but I am concerned about the security of my aging S4. Is it worth me trading in my outdated flagship phone for a new budget model like the Moto G4, or if I’m upgrading for security, is a budget phone a false economy? Budget pick ... Read More
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New CardLinx Data Shows 50% Growth in Online-to-Offline Ads

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Loyalty Rewards Gain Share Versus Cash Back Offers Commerce Bots Promise to Drive Digital Advertising Dollars to New Offline Sales 95% of Participants Use Card-Linking as Main O2O Strategy SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2017– The CardLinx Association today released new data from the 2017 Card-Linking and O2O Industry Annual Survey. The new 2017 data is sourced from the largest merchants, payment companies, digital publishers and card-linked technology companies including CardLinx members Mic... Read More
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Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update

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Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update - 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||{};Choru... Read More
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Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera costs $229 and goes on sale in the U.S. on May 25

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Samsung has finally confirmed the pricing and U.S. availability for its refreshed Gear 360 camera. The second generation device will go on sale on May 25 in-store and online through Samsung, Amazon, BestBuy, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. The Korean tech titan announced the first version of the Gear 360 in February last year, though it didn’t arrive on the market for some months later. Then in March this year, Samsung ... Read More
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Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera goes on sale May 25 and will cost $229

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Why alternative app stores and emerging markets are good for developers

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With huge mobile game revenues on iOS and Android, it isn’t second nature to think about alternatives. But Ravi Belwal, head strategic partner manager for games at Samsung, reminded us that developers can make money with alternative app stores and emerging markets. Belwal is a walking contradiction, as he works at Samsung, one of the biggest mobile device companies in the world, and yet he is also an advocate for its Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, which is far smaller than Apple’s App Store and Google Play. He’s also an evangelist for Tizen, Samsung’s mobile operating system that is debuting on inexpensive smartphones in countries such as India. While those markets aren’t generating a lot of revenue now, they are ex... Read More
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Google made a $5,000 whiteboard — and it’s weirdly fun

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Hacker beats Galaxy S8 iris scanner using an IR image and a contact lens

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Global smartphones sales up 9% in Q1 but Apple and Samsung losing ground to Chinese brands

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The global smartphone market is growing, but the spoils of this surge are not going to Apple and Samsung. Instead, a trio of Chinese smartphone makers that are gobbling up market share are responsible for most of this growth, according to a new report from Gartner. Apple’s smartphone sales were flat in Q1, a victory of sorts for a company that has seen sales fall for much of 2016. Samsung, by contrast, watched its sales tumble. While these numbers highlight the global challenges the two market leaders face, it also means their problems in China, a once-promising market, are likely growing more acute. The next three biggest brands are Chinese na... Read More
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Samsung is offering a buy one, get one free offer on the Galaxy S8

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The Best microSD Cards

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Our pick 64 GB Samsung Evo Select The best for phone and tablet use thanks to its fast random read and write speeds and low price. Keep an eye out for counterfeit microSD cards, which are slower and may not have the advertised capacity. Avoid purchasing from third-party sellers—buy direct from the manufacturer (look for “Ships from and sold by Amazon”) or purchase directly from Best Buy, Adorama, or other reputable retailers. And if given the option, be sure to select the original... Read More
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active looks like a rugged LG G6

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active looks like a rugged LG G6 - 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.Ad... Read More

React VR speeds up Oculus Home on Samsung Gear — it’s three times faster

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Gear VR got a massive refresh recently. Not only did a new version of Samsung and Oculus’ mobile VR headset release with a new motion controller, but there were updates on the software side, too. These updates were delivered with the help of the new React VR framework. When the new Gear arrived, so too did a new version of the Oculus Home hub that Gear VR users enter every time they boot the headset up, much like they do on Rift. Ahead of launch we reported that ... Read More
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Google will integrate Assistant directly into next-gen cars

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Tesla cars get a lot of attention for their futuristic design, and not all of that is because of the company’s larger-than-life energy initiatives. The Model S, Model X and upcoming Model 3 all incorporate levels of driver-focused technology previously unseen on nearly any car, even luxury models. That’s about to change, though. Drivers today are asking why they can’t expect the same level of technology from their infotainment systems as they get from devices like their smartphones. Apple and Google parent company Alphabet have answered the call with CarPlay and Android Auto, but now the great minds at Android are taking things a... Read More
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Should Samsung Galaxy S8 owners buy a Gear VR or Google Daydream?

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How to control your connected home with Google Assistant

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Whether you’re onboard or not, smart homes are the future. Of course, there are still a few quirks, and some devices are downright ridiculous. (Consider the Grillbot, an automatic grill cleaner, or the Davek Umbrella, with its “Loss Alert” sensor.) But smart technology definitely has its benefits. With a smart garage door opener, you can open and close your garage from your smartphone and monitor its status even when you’re away from home. With a smart lock, you can issue “keys” to gue... Read More
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Google: Daydream has ‘more than 150 apps’

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At Google I/O 2017 developer conference yesterday, the company announced a standalone Daydream VR headset in partnership with Qualcomm, with Lenovo and HTC slated to release commercial versions later this year. Today, the company shared more details, including what developers can expect in Daydream 2.0. Google also shared a small tidbit: Developers have built “more than 150 apps” for Daydream so far. Google ... Read More
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Samsung TV owners are fed up with automatic HDMI switching

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Samsung TV owners are fed up with automatic HDMI switching - 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,Choru... Read More
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Android Pay is coming to Brazil, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Canada

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Google is expanding its Android Pay mobile payment service to more markets, saying that soon it’ll be available in Brazil, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Canada. The company also promised that a streamlined mobile checkout experience would be coming soon for PayPal users, building on top of Google’s existing partnerships with Visa and Mastercard. Reports ... Read More
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Dear Wirecutter: What Are the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories So Far?

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Q: I’ve got a new Nintendo Switch, and finding accessories for it is proving as difficult as getting the Switch. Do you have any recommendations for chargers, batteries, cases, and other gear that work with the Switch? A: While we don’t have a dedicated guide to Switch accessories, several staff members own the Switch and have tested some of our top picks with Nintendo’s new game system. We also have some personal recommendations for other items. USB wall charger ... Read More