Companies could use ‘intermediate’ web security certificates to spy

A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues electronic certificates (duh) to verify identity on the Internet. They're a key part of secure communications online — and thus super important. Then there's intermediate CAs, signed by a…
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Robots may be saying goodbye to a pain-free existence

The unfeeling nature of robots has long been touted as one of their great attributes. But now, a group of German researchers is embarking upon a new mission to gift robots with pain sensors — or their mechanical equivalents.

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[TA Deals] Grab the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle for just $40

Becoming an Android programmer can be a daunting task and an expensive one at that. Whether you want to learn how to create apps for this most versatile of mobile platforms, get up to date with the latest API’s or become proficient with programming languages such as Java, OpenGL, and SQLite, this Comprehensive Android Development Bundle at […]

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Samsung says that it hasn’t given up on Android Wear just yet

Looks like we shouldn’t expect any more Samsung Android Wear devices. The company is completely done with Android Wear, according to a Samsung executive in a recent report. Looks like Samsung honestly thinks Tizen is the future.

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PayPal is killing its Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon apps

On June 30th, PayPal is forcing all its Android and iOS users to update their apps to version 6 if they haven't yet. Notice how Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire users aren't included in that list? That's because the company is killing its a…
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Chinese startup Moxi Group could release the first flexible smartphone this year

Flexible displays are being developed by a number of big companies, but so far we have yet to see a truly flexible device in stores. That could change later this year, however, with the release of such a device by Moxi Group.

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Your next pair of Adidas sneakers could be made by robots

Adidas is bringing some of its manufacturing back to the homeland with an ultra-modern, 15,000 square-foot facility named “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, Germany,

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New tech could bring a splash of color to your monochrome e-reader

Researchers at E Ink Holdings have developed a new technique that could lead to e-ink displays with better color reproduction. Better yet, it’s got none of the downsides associated with color e-ink displays currently on the market.

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Pianist turns well-known ring tones into classical masterpieces

Ever wondered what the well-known Nokia ring tone would sound like as a classical masterpiece? Wonder no more! A YouTuber has turned it and other well-known ring tones into piano masterpieces.

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Android Wear isn’t going to get any help from Samsung

One year after its first Android Wear device was pulled from the Google Store, Samsung announced that the Gear Live will not get a successor. The company is finished with Google’s platform for wearables. Samsung executives told Fast Company that there are no devices in development that run Android Wear nor are there any planned in […]

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YouTube brings E3 to you wherever you are

Last year, millions of gamers came together on YouTube for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). We watched as Bethesda unveiled “Fallout 4,” and many of us had our prayers answered when Square Enix shared a first look at the “Final Fantasy VII” remake. For more than a few gamers, E3 is the must-see gaming event of the year, an annual moment that defines the industry (and our collective wallets) for the coming 12 months.

YouTube will give gamers around the world front-row access to everything E3 again this year with dozens of live streams scheduled throughout the week. To make moments like this even better, we are launching event pages in YouTube Gaming, which serve as destinations for watching the biggest gaming and eSports events. Kicking things off, we’ll have a unique event hub for E3, available at gaming.youtube.com/e3 in June.

A home for live streams and on-demand videos, the YouTube Gaming E3 hub will put all our E3 coverage in one place. You’ll be able to browse videos and streams, chat live with fellow gamers, vote for your favorite trailers in the legendary Trailer Battle, and catch up on announcements you might have missed.

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Coverage begins on Sunday, June 12, with early press conferences from EA and Bethesda. Stay tuned on YouTube after the press conferences because you won’t want to miss post-coverage from our friends at Rooster Teeth – who will be streaming from the conference throughout the week.

The play-by-play coverage continues on Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. PT, with YouTube Live at E3, an exclusive 12-hour stream hosted by Geoff Keighley and brought to you by Samsung. Live at E3 will bring you the live coverage of press conferences you crave along with developer interviews, live let’s plays of new games you won’t find anywhere else, and surprise guests like MatPat, iHasCupquake and CaptainSparklez.


Speaking about MatPat, if you’re in L.A. before E3, make sure to stop by the YouTube Space LA for a fan event on June 8 and a peek at MatPat’s Game Lab. RSVP here.

See you at E3!

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French authorities raid Google’s Paris HQ over ongoing tax fraud case

French authorities this morning raided Google’s Paris HQ, seeking more information for an ongoing tax fraud case. Investigators have been at Google’s offices since 0500 am (0300 GMT), a source told Reuters. “A raid is underway at Google’s,” the source said. There are supposedly 100 investigators at the scene, all searching for more information regarding tax fraud. France is […]

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Lenovo obtains trademark for ‘MOTO Z’

A new filing for a trademark on ‘MOTO Z’ with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Lenovo via their Motorola unit is no surprise after news of changes surfaced last week. According to sources, Lenovo plans to swap letters for their flagship line of devices, moving from ‘X’ to ‘Z’ with the 2016 models. […]

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What’s on your HDTV: ‘Overwatch,’ ‘Chef’s Table’

Blizzard is finally ready with a fully new game. The servers just went live for Overwatch, and players enjoying its all-multiplayer action. Beyond that, Netflix is dropping season two of its critically acclaimed Chef's Table series, as well as its se…
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Facebook Live video replays will highlight the best moments

By now, you've certainly heard about Facebook's live video push. As the company continues to revise the live-streaming feature, new tools are being added on the regular. TechCrunch reports that the social network will soon let viewers skip straight t…
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Alibaba gave online shoppers a VR celebrity date

Alibaba really, really wants you to use its virtual reality shopping experience, and it's resorting to a clever tactic to lure you in: dream dates. The Chinese internet giant marked May 20th, a romantic pseudo-holiday, by giving Taobao mobile app us…
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Obama wants your children’s opinions in the new Kids Science Advisors program

Over the course of his presidency, Barack Obama has made clear his dedication to STEM education. Now, the leader is proving just how much faith he has in the innovative minds of America’s posterity by forming the Kids Science Advisors.

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Google has a new, free app to help you do science with your smartphone

Hoping to bring out the curiosity in each of us, Google has unveiled Science Journal, an app that measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts.

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Download these five apps to share with groups, track your friends, and more

Every week we peruse the various app stores to find let you know what’s worth downloading. This week’s top five includes an app to boost creativity, share content to your friend groups, and more.

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A YouTube experience like nothing you’ve seen before

Ever wish you could swim with sharks, ride in an Indy Car, or go on a world tour? Well, later this year you’ll be able to experience these events and more as if you were really there with the YouTube VR app.

For more than a year, we’ve been adding support for new video and audio formats on YouTube like 360-degree video, VR video and Spatial Audio. These were the first steps on our way toward a truly immersive video experience, and now we’re taking another one with the YouTube VR app for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality mobile virtual reality, announced today at Google I/O.

We’re creating the YouTube VR app to provide an easier, more immersive way to find and experience virtual reality content on YouTube. It also comes with all the YouTube features you already love, like voice search, discovery, and playlists, all personalized for you, so you can experience the world’s largest collection of VR videos in a whole new way.

And thanks to the big, early bet we made on 360-degree and 3-D video, you will be able to see all of YouTube’s content on the app—everything from classic 16×9 videos to 360-degree footage to cutting-edge VR experiences in full 3-D. Whether you want a front row seat to your favorite concert, access to the best museums in the world, or a midday break from work watching your favorite YouTube creator, YouTube VR will have it all.

To bring even more great VR content onto YouTube, we’ve been working with some amazing creators to experiment with new formats that offer a wide range of virtual experiences. We’re already collaborating with the NBA, BuzzFeed and Tastemade to explore new ways of storytelling in virtual environments that will provide valuable lessons about the way creators and viewers interact with VR video. Stay tuned!

We’ve also been working with camera partners to make Jump-ready cameras, such as the GoPro Odyssey, available to creators, to help make the production of VR video more accessible. And today, we’re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon.

We’re just beginning to understand what a truly immersive VR experience can bring to fans of YouTube, but we’re looking forward to making that future a (virtual) reality.

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Spontime is a social media network that helps you to spend less time on social media

Social media has taken over our lives — many prefer to spend more time on social media than they do fostering relationships in real life. Spontime, aimed at sparking real-life interactions, is here to change that.

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Prove you didn’t drink too much last weekend with the BACtrack Skyn

BACtrack’s Skyn wristband wearable monitors alcohol consumption by measuring sweat and converting to blood alcohol content. The design won a $ 200,000 first prize in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Wearable Biosensor Challenge

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By the numbers: Pew Research profiles ride-hailing customers

A Pew study of the digital economy shows that age, education, income, and geography all impact ride-hailing service usage. Younger adults located in urban areas are more likely to use the services.

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The biggest news from Google I/O won’t matter until this fall

Google I/O, the company's massive annual developer event, has wrapped up for 2016. As usual, CEO Sundar Pichai and a host of the company's executives gave the world a look at what it's planning for the next year. Unfortunately, we'll need to wait to…
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Google and LG built a gesture-controlled smartwatch using Project Soli

Google has made some serious developments on Soli since it first showed off the tech at Google I/O last year. In fact, it made a smartwatch and speaker with Soli, able to be controlled with simple hand gestures.

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You can now go shopping inside a virtual reality department store

Say hello to what eBay is calling the world’s first virtual reality department store, which allows eager customers to browse through collections like clothing, electronics, and home goods as though you were actually, well, in the store.

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The Adventurer from Wayv is a thermos-sized microwave

Hikers, rejoice! You don’t have to settle for protein bars and reheated beans anymore. Meet the Adventurer from UK company Wayv, which claims to be “the world’s first portable solid-state RF food heater ‘microwave.'”

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20 handy HTC 10 tips and tricks you’ll want to know

If you’ve got yourself a sexy HTC 10, then you’ll want to unleash its full potential with our HTC 10 tips and tricks. Find out how to get the best from your new smartphone.

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One Google engineer is pushing for default end-to-end encryption in Allo

While Google’s new messaging app, Allo, does not enable end-to-end encryption by default, at least one engineer at Google seems to wish otherwise. Allo was launched at Google I/O, and only offers end-to-end encryption in incognito mode.

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Google Keyboard gains one major feature in version 5.1

It seems like it was just yesterday Google rolled out version 5 of its keyboard on Android. Those on the newly released Android N Developer Preview can install version 5.1 of the Google Keyboard, which includes one substantial new feature. The update is only for those running Android N, but sources have got it working partially […]

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Google’s Daydream could be the GearVR’s worst nightmare

The Samsung GearVR, powered by Oculus, was the first serious mobile VR headset. But Google is firing back with the high-end Daydream standard for smartphones, and that spells trouble for Oculus.

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Hands on with Android N Preview 3: Keyboard updates, Android Pay and VR support

Android N Developer Preview 3 is out now. We take a look at all the new features, including updates to Google Keyboard and support for Android VR. Android Pay also works now in the preview version.

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The Zuck met with conservatives over news bias claims, and here’s what happened

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday met with leading conservatives to discuss recent allegations of news bias at Facebook. The CEO insisted he wants to “build trust” with those who suspect the site suppresses stories from conservative news outlets.

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Stand up to your foot pain with ExoSOLS, custom 3D-printed orthotics

Do your feet hurt? Manufactured based on photos of your feet, ExoSOLS custom 3D-printed orthotics could be the answer at a fraction of the price of prescription orthotics. Designed just for you, ExoSOLS match your foot’s arch for best support.

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Xiaomi’s Mi Box gives Android TV lovers their 4K fix, and it’s headed stateside

At Google’s 2016 I/O developer conference, Chinese company Xiaomi unveiled the 4K Mi Box, set-top hardware bound for U.S. shores later this year. It features support for 4K video and HDR.

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Strava’s Live Segments give you real-time feedback to help you nail that PR

Strava has introduced a new feature to its fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. Live Segments offers real-time info on how you train during a particular segment, as well as info about personal records.

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Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we’re going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.

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ASUS again teases that ‘Zenvolution’ for Computex 2016

In December 2015, word got out that ASUS began production on its next flagship(s). Jump to last week and we’re hearing about a June release for the ZenFone 3 and its variants. It seems very likely that the phone will be made available next month as the company scheduled a Computex 2016 event for the […]

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Watch any Youtube video in VR mode with Google’s new iOS update

Android users have had access to VR mode on YouTube for a while now, but iOS users have been left out — until now, that is. Google has finally updated the YouTube iOS app to offer VR mode, for use with Google Cardboard.

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What to expect at Google I/O 2016, and where to watch the best sessions

Google I/O is almost upon us, and you can be sure to see more details on the upcoming version of Android N, Android VR, an Amazon Echo competitor, and more. The keynote begins at 10 a.m. P.T. on May 18 and will feature CEO Sundar Pichai.

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Amazon gives Alexa more control of your Fire TV

Amazon's virtual assistant was already hard at work helping with tasks via its Echo speakers and Fire TV, but now Alexa is getting more control of your television. The online retailer announced today that Alexa can handle more requests on its streami…
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Sony quietly adds the Xperia XA Ultra to its already existing X lineup

Sony will be moving forward with none other than its X-series of smartphones. The latest addition being the Xperia XA Ultra, aimed at the upper mid-range category. Sony just launched a new smartphone called the Xperia XA Ultra. The handset features a 6-inch display with a Full HD resolution and is powered by MediaTek’s MT6755 processor. […]

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Researchers develop ‘liquid wire’ that acts like spider silk

The properties of spider silk that make it so intriguing are also what makes it so difficult to recreate in a lab, but a team of researchers now believes they have cracked one puzzle about spider silk: how does it remain taut when even when stretched…
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Your skull has a unique ‘fingerprint’, and SkullConduct lets you use it as a password

Researchers have developed an innovative biometric authentication technique by tapping into Google Glass features and recognizing the unique sound pattern of each person’s skull.

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Doctors perform first penis transplant in the US

Thomas Manning from Halifax, Massachusetts lost most of his penis to a rare form of cancer in 2012. He likely never imagined he'd gain the organ back, but the 64-year-old bank courier has become America's first penis transplant recipient. A surgical…
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VRidge streams VR from your desktop to Google Cardboard

RiftCat is the company that has developed VRidge, an app that lets your phone stream VR content running on your computer. This is good news for anyone sitting on capable hardware who shelled out big bucks.

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6 jaw-dropping gadgets we loved at CES Asia (and your chances of buying them)

With hundreds of companies exhibiting thousands of products to hundreds of thousands of attendees, there’s a lot to see at Shanghai’s CES Asia. Here’s the real gems of the show — technology we’re dying to get our hands on, or in some cases, praying it makes it into a purchasable form.

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Weekly Rewind: Disappearing tattoos, Facebook’s Trending Topics scandal, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories.

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Walk this way: Sneakairs are smart sneakers meant to replace your map

Low cost British airline easyJet unveiled Sneakairs, smart sneakers which relay directions to whomever is wearing them. Connected to a mobile phone via bluetooth, the Sneakairs vibrate in the shoe corresponding to the correct direction to head towards.

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LG Phoenix 2 enters the prepaid fold with Marshmallow goodness and low price tag

AT&T announced the LG Phoenix 2, the newest addition to the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid lineup. Rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Phoenix 2 is currently available for purchase for a measly $ 100.

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