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Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone to ship in a few weeks - The Indian Express


The Indian Express

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone to ship in a few weeks
The Indian Express
Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone will start shipping in a few week, the Android creator in an email to its customers. Rubin said that Essential is going through "certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers." Exact date is ...
Andy Rubin's Essential Gives A Reason For The Delay In Their Smartphone And Said That It Will Be Available SoonWccftech
The wait will soon be over: Andy Rubin's Essential Phone coming in a “few weeks”Android Authority (blog)
Andy Rubin confirms Essential Phone is just a few weeks awayDeccan Chronicle
The Verge -TrustedReviews -The Register -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 5:32 am

Hi-tech mystery: is Facebook preparing to launch its own smartphone? - South China Morning Post


South China Morning Post

Hi-tech mystery: is Facebook preparing to launch its own smartphone?
South China Morning Post
Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year. SCMP Today: Intl Edition. Get updates direct to your inbox. E-mail *. By registering you agree to our T&Cs ...
Facebook is exploring modular smartphones, patent showsAndroid Authority (blog)
Facebook is working on a type of device so tough to build, even Google gave up on itBusiness Insider
Facebook Making Modular Phones?Quadoop
Digital Trends -Wccftech -News Nation -The Verge
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Posted: July 22, 2017, 2:30 am

Android Circuit: Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date, Nokia 8 Leaks, Microsoft Loves Android - Forbes


Forbes

Android Circuit: Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date, Nokia 8 Leaks, Microsoft Loves Android
Forbes
Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week's Android Circuit includes the launch date for the Galaxy Note 8, a new screen for Samsung's phablet, OnePlus 5's 911 bug, new leaks around HMD Global's ...
The Galaxy Note 8's secret weapon might be… a Bluetooth headset?BGR
New Update For T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Improves PerformanceAndroid Headlines
Is Samsung building a Bixby-based AirPods rival?TrustedReviews
The Verge -International Business Times, India Edition -Deccan Chronicle -Post-Bulletin
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:05 pm

Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute - Yahoo News Canada (blog)


Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
The Apple logo is pictured on an iPhone in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau. More. By Stephen Nellis. (Reuters) - A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against ...

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:19 pm

Sine Mora EX out in August - New Game Network


New Game Network

Sine Mora EX out in August
New Game Network
THQ Nordic have announced that Sine Mora EX, the extended version of the original Sine Mora, will be out on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 8th, 2017. The game will be available as digital download for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4. A retail ...
Sine Mora EX Heading To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And PC On August 8, 2017Siliconera
Sine Mora EX to hit PC, PS4, Xbox One soon, Switch version coming laterDestructoid
Sine Mora EX Coming to Switch this SummerGameSpace.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
DualShockers -Gaming Target -Newburgh Gazette -COGconnected
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:04 pm

Razer Phone: 5 reasons you will want this crazy thing - SlashGear


SlashGear

Razer Phone: 5 reasons you will want this crazy thing
SlashGear
Apparently there's going to be a Razer Phone at some point in the near future, and you're going to want to buy one. Today I'm going to run down five reasons why a person might want a Razer Phone paired with 5 reasons why the Razer Phone might not be ...
Razer may be making a phoneCNET
Razer reportedly plans to build a phone for gamers, but needs more moneyThe Verge
Weekly Poll: Would You Buy A Razer Phone Made For Hardcore Gamers?Android Headlines
Engadget -Tech Times -Android Authority (blog) -Droid Life (press release) (blog)
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 8:07 pm

The squids are all right: Splatoon 2 brings ink-shooting mayhem to Switch - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

The squids are all right: Splatoon 2 brings ink-shooting mayhem to Switch
CBC.ca
​When Splatoon came out for Nintendo's Wii U two years ago it was judged to be an enjoyable third-person shooter, but what was truly interesting about the game was how it knocked the genre on its head. Trading paint rollers and ink guns for frag ...
8bitdo's NES30 Pro controller is an almost perfect Nintendo Switch companionThe Verge
Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch: Salmon Run, Turf War tips, tricks and guideExpress.co.uk
Review in ProgressIGN
Forbes -Cinema Blend -Kotaku -The Japan Times
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 4:26 pm

I was tremendously disappointed by 'Destiny,' but I'm really enjoying 'Destiny 2' - Business Insider


Business Insider

I was tremendously disappointed by 'Destiny,' but I'm really enjoying 'Destiny 2'
Business Insider
Three years ago, the beta for the first "Destiny" launched. It was a big deal — the first chance for the public to play the brand-new blockbuster franchise from the folks who created the massive "Halo" series. Hype levels were sky high, as were fans ...
Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started The 'Destiny 2' BetaForbes
Bungie Promises Destiny 2 PvE Improvements To Grumbling Beta PlayersKotaku
Destiny 2 feels familiar, which is both good and badPolygon
RollingStone.com -PCGamesN -Cinema Blend -Kidzworld
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:12 pm

Elephant seals have rhythm and they know how to use it

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New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that elephant seals identify breeding rivals by the rhythm of their vocal calls, much the way humans can discern accents and vocal tone.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:50 pm

Police ran 2nd dark web marketplace as sting to spot drug deals

Sessions Cybercrime

In an innovative blow against illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "dark net" marketplace, AlphaBay — then quietly seized a second bazaar, the Hansa Market, to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.

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Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:26 pm

Apple reportedly chose LG to be the only supplier of L-shaped batteries for next year's iPhone - Business Insider


Business Insider

Apple reportedly chose LG to be the only supplier of L-shaped batteries for next year's iPhone
Business Insider
A new rumour from the Korea Economic Daily (which we saw via AppleInsider) suggests that Apple has chosen LG subsidiary LG Chem to be the exclusive battery supplier of next year's tentatively named "iPhone 9." The Korean firm allegedly invested ...
Yes, the iPhone 8 is probably delayed. So what?BGR
LG to be Exclusive Supplier of Batteries for Next Year's iPhone?iClarified
iPhone 4S Owner Sues Apple After 'Defective' Battery Allegedly Starts House FireGizmodo Australia
Express.co.uk -Mac Rumors -SlashGear -CNBC
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:00 am

3D-printed drone's space station pictures and other news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 9:41 am

Cash to protect forests: Pilot program in Uganda finds it works

Uganda Zika Forest

Deforestation dropped by more than half in Ugandan villages where land owners were paid about $28 per hectare each year if they preserved their trees, according to the study from U.S. researchers published in the journal Science.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:25 pm

Fear of predation may be enough to push small groups of animals to extinction

Mantis

Fear of predation may play a role in pushing small populations of vulnerable species to extinction, a new Canadian study has found.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:07 pm

Elon Musk speaks about Hyperloop, Mars mission

FALCON 9 IN THE HANGAR AFTER FLIGHT

Elon Musk announced Thursday afternoon that he'd received verbal approval for a Hyperloop from New York City to Washington, D.C. A day earlier, Musk revealed that he hasn't given up on his Mars dreams but that his Falcon Heavy and Crew Dragon plans have met some unforeseen obstacles.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:53 pm

Dark web's largest illegal marketplace, founded by Canadian, shut down by U.S.

sessions dark web

U.S. Justice Department officials say an internet marketplace for drugs, counterfeit goods, weapons, hacking tools and other illicit items has been shut down.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:07 pm

Google delivers a Street View tour of the International Space Station

International Space Station

When Google Street View wanted to show everyone the inside of the International Space Station, it took some innovation and the help of an astronaut.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:00 pm

Neuroscientists find new way to make lab equipment on the cheap

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Using 3D printing, Raspberry Pi computers and other components you could pick up at at your local electronics store, researchers have pioneered a do-it-yourself alternative to prohibitively expensive lab equipment.

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Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:00 am

Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:39 am

WhatsApp video messages 'blocked' in China

Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:25 pm

Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:13 pm

Humans have produced 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, researchers say

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Plastic is in almost everything we use. Now researchers have calculated the amount of the synthetic material humans have produced since the advent of of large-scale production began in the 1950s: 8.3 billion tonnes.

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Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Beyond the iPhone: Apple has outgrown Apple - ZDNet


ZDNet

Beyond the iPhone: Apple has outgrown Apple
ZDNet
Video: Here's every mistake Apple has made in the past five years. The Cloud? Apple's iOS can't handle the Cloud. iOS's integration with 3rd-party cloud services stinks. What does Apple need to do to make iOS a best-in-class cloud citizen? Or is ...

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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:42 pm

Google redesigns mobile search app to add personalized feed

Search Button

User who search using Google's mobile app will receive more personalized results, including links catered to hobbies, travel and sports. The update is currently only available for users in the U.S.; other countries can expect to receive the update in the coming weeks.

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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:23 pm

Search for missing Malaysian airliner reveals rich detail about Indian Ocean

MH370 search area

Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, could help increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the earth's southern continents.

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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:34 pm

Robot rower built for Cambridge University project

Research students from Peterhouse College in Cambridge build a 'row-bot' to mimic the actions of a college rower.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:52 am

Hands-on with the sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 Beta

A pre-release online beta where fans can experience how the new game plays has been released.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 11:14 pm

Insurers have 'valid reason' to worry over fires in Western Canada, scientist says

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Fires and floods will become more severe and more frequent in Western Canada — and insurance companies should take notice, a Calgary climate change scientist says.

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 9:42 pm

Telecom exec Ian Scott to be next CRTC chair starting September

Ian Scott Telesat

The federal government has named Ian Scott to be the next head of the CRTC, the regulatory body that governs Canada's broadcast and telecommunications industries.

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 5:37 pm

Soar over Pluto in stunning hi-def NASA video

Pluto flyover

NASA has released a high-definition video showing what it would be like to fly over Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 5:01 pm

New evidence suggests mighty T-rex couldn't outrun human

Tyrannosaurus rex

Line up Usain Bolt at the starting blocks with a Tyrannosaurus rex and the dinosaur would be left behind in the sprinter's dust, according to computer-assisted research that turns long-held assumptions on their head.

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Posted: July 18, 2017, 3:01 pm

Ori's robotic furniture zooms across apartment

A robotics start-up creates voice-controlled furniture that moves to maximise space in small flats.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:23 am

Bermuda shipwreck digitally recreated by divers

The seas around Bermuda have more shipwrecks per mile than any other place on Earth.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 7:31 am

Afghan female robotics team land in US

An Afghan all-girl robotics team who were initially denied visas arrive in the US for a competition.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:43 am

Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away

New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.
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Posted: July 18, 2017, 12:10 am

New feathered dinosaur species named after famed Alberta paleontologist

Bird dinosaur

Meet the Albertavenator curriei, a feathered, toothy dinosaur that once roamed a lush coastal plain in what is now Drumheller Valley.

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Posted: July 17, 2017, 9:04 pm

Ashley Madison owner to pay up to $11.2M to settle U.S. class action lawsuits

Avid Life Media Branding

The owner of adultery website AshleyMadison.com has agreed to pay $11.2 million US to settle class action lawsuits in the U.S. on behalf of people whose personal information was exposed in a high-profile cybersecurity breach in 2015.

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Posted: July 17, 2017, 6:30 pm

'Cyber-insurance cost to double'

Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:34 am

'Unethical' high-tech hunters using drones to find prey

Ian Avery president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Hunters in Nova Scotia say they’re seeing far too many people using aerial drones to help them find animals to kill.

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Posted: July 17, 2017, 10:00 am

The electric vehicle revolution is coming, but is the infrastructure in place to maintain it?

Tesla Model 3

Companies like Tesla, BMW, and Volvo are all helping change the consumer vehicle industry, but with most consumers still worried about range anxiety, and with charging station infrastructure still a problem across the country, the revolution might just need an oil change.

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Posted: July 17, 2017, 9:00 am

Fake Obama created using AI tool to make phoney speeches

The tool that can edit videos of people speaking and make them say something they have not.
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 7:56 am

Regina researcher part of new study that shows it's 'virtually impossible' to dispute climate change

drought stock

A Regina-based scientist has contributed some of his research on trees to a project that looks at how the earth’s temperature has risen.

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Posted: July 16, 2017, 10:19 pm

DeepMind AI is learning to walk and other tech news

BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Posted: July 14, 2017, 9:59 am

‘Smart’ vending machine could sell alcohol and ammunition

The machine uses biometric security to verify users have the right to buy its products.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:18 pm

Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses

The maker of leather-cladded gemstone-studded phones will be liquidated, the BBC understands.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 11:47 am

Far Cry 5: Game causes online outcry

Set in rural Montana, Far Cry 5 has been causing an outcry online before it has been released.
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Posted: July 13, 2017, 7:50 am

Tech firms protest at threat to 'net neutrality'

Dave Lee explains why the internet may be running slowly for some people on Wednesday.
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Posted: July 12, 2017, 5:54 am

The drone inspired by spiders

Imperial College London Aerial Robotics Lab has taken inspiration from nature to develop a new drone.
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Posted: July 11, 2017, 10:11 am

End-to-end encryption back door 'a bad idea'

Former head of GCHQ says only a tiny minority of people use technology to do bad things
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Posted: July 10, 2017, 9:09 am

Lab-grown meat: The future of food?

Silicon Valley companies are working on lab-grown meat as an alternative for the future.
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Posted: July 7, 2017, 9:33 pm