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Android Instant Apps begins limited testing

Tuesday  16:50,   24 january 2017
Engadget

Back at last year's Google I/O conference, the search giant introduced a new concept that the Android team had in the works: Instant Apps. But it seems these Instant Apps won't be available for the public to tinker with just yet. Users[...]

5 biggest takeaways from Samsung's Note 7 battery fire announcement

Tuesday  15:35,   24 january 2017
Roadshow

Including what this means for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 phones.During the hourlong press event held in Seoul, South Korea and streamed online, Samsung dove deep into detailed battery technology and slides full of findings from three[...]

Humanoid beer-and-pizza-fetching robot is charmingly retro

Tuesday  10:36,   24 january 2017
Engadget

Delivery robots are starting tohit the streets, but few do it with as much joie de vivre as a new device called the Fundroid. The Fundroid is different from other delivery bots in several ways. Not only is Funnie the first humanoid[...]

Best iOS apps: essential downloads for your iPhone or iPad

Tuesday  10:36,   24 january 2017
T3

If you've just received a shiny new iPhone or iPad, the first thing you should do it fill it with apps.  If you've just received a shiny new iPhone or iPad, the first thing you should do it fill it with[...]

Why Samsung is sticking with the Galaxy Note 8

Tuesday  10:36,   24 january 2017
Roadshow

Despite the enormous baggage that comes with the Note name, Samsung believes loyal customers will flock back to a new Note.At Samsung's 837 "experience store" in New York's trendy Meatpacking District, a few visitors lined up to try the company's[...]

Inside Instagram’s reinvention

Tuesday  10:35,   24 january 2017
Re/code

How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.Instagram was growing, yes, and finally generating some serious ad dollars — which Facebook had been waiting for since it bought the company for $1 billion back in[...]

Today's rarest space rocks were once the most common

Tuesday  10:35,   24 january 2017
Popular Science

<p>Unfortunately for us, meteorites still come in all shapes and sizes</p>The history of our solar system is a history of collisions. Massive, world-shattering[...]

The military may soon buy the same drones you do

Tuesday  07:20,   24 january 2017
Wired

<p>Tiny drones could scout high-rise buildings and underground tunnels for possible threats to US troops in cities of the future. But instead of spending years cooking up the necessary drone technologies in military research labs, the Pentagon[...]

This Popular Android Security Feature Can Be Cracked In Just Five Attempts

Tuesday  07:20,   24 january 2017
Huffington Post UK

If you are one of the millions of people who use ‘Pattern Lock’ to secure your Android device, you might want to rethink your security measures. It has now been revealed that the security feature, which is a widely used alternative to conventional[...]

This ludicrously lavish phone makes fully encrypted calls

Tuesday  07:20,   24 january 2017
Roadshow

<p>Ludicrously lavish phone maker Vertu has a new, excitingly extravagant Android phone to tempt only the richest and most open-walleted among you. It's called the Constellation.</p>If money is no object, this could be the phone for[...]

All new Chromebooks will be able to run Android apps

Tuesday  07:20,   24 january 2017
The Daily Dot

Last year, Google announced that Android apps would be heading to the desktop, available through the Google Play Store on Chromebook laptops. Now we know when: starting now.&nbsp;That includes new models announced at CES earlier this month, such [...]

Dwarf galaxies shed light on dark matter

Tuesday  07:20,   24 january 2017
AFP

The first sighting of clustered dwarf galaxies bolsters a leading theory about how big galaxies such as our Milky Way are formed, and how dark matter binds them, researchers said Monday. Theorised but never seen, the bundled galaxies were discovered [...]

New FCC chairman Ajit Pai no net neutrality fan

Tuesday  02:35,   24 january 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

<p>The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Ajit Pai, and, like President Trump who named him Monday as the agency's head, he's not a fan of unnecessary regulation -- that includes Net neutrality.</p>The Federal[...]

Adorable Terror: Wolf-Size Otter Hunted Ancient China

Tuesday  02:35,   24 january 2017
LiveScience

A fearsome, wolf-size otter with a large head and a powerful jaw once swam around the shallow, swampy waters of ancient China, likely hunting for clams and other shellfish, a new study finds.The 6.2-million-year-old beast is among the largest otter [...]

Concept art offers a glimpse into what the iPhone 8 could look like

Tuesday  00:06,   24 january 2017
MSN

<p>Each year, we spend months agonizing over any rumbling in the supply chain, scanning multiple sources for news/leaks/rumors, and tapping every possible source with even vague knowledge about the iPhone. In the end, we have an incomplete[...]