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Samsung announces their first Android Go device with the Galaxy J2 Core

Samsung doesn’t always take advantage of all of Google’s Android initiatives, but it looks like Android Go was tempting enough for the smartphone maker to at least test the waters of optimized, low-cost phones. Meet the Galaxy J2 Core, an affordable phone with all of the essential features we expect from a phone. Android Go […]

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Video referee technology influences its first World Cup goal

When FIFA greenlit the use of video assistant referees at the 2018 World Cup, there was one overriding question: how long would it take before the technology shaped an important call? Not long at all, apparently. Two days into the group stage, offi…
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First ‘State of Decay 2’ patch is as large as the game itself

If you have State of Decay 2 but haven't fired it up in a while, you'll have to be… patient. Undead Labs has released its first patch for the zombie-slaying title, and it's a whopping 20GB — that's about as large as the install on the Xbox One….
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Netflix offers a first look at Michelle Wolf’s weekly talk show

Netflix sure has a knack for timing — while Michelle Wolf was busy running the show at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the streaming service posted the first trailer for her weekly talk show The Break. The clip (which has Wolf fighting rele…
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Blue Origin will livestream its first test flight of 2018

Blue Origin is gearing up for its eighth test flight, which also happens to be its first for 2018, on April 29th. Thankfully, it's one we'll be able to watch: Blue Origin chief Jeff Bezos has announced on Twitter that it's live streaming the event on…
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Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought

The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. CNN has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may have been exposed than initially determined. The ha…
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Airbus’ drone taxi takes to the skies for the first time

When Airbus first announced its plans to develop a self-flying taxi, it sounded like a fever dream of a sci-fi fan. Now, the aerospace giant has proven that it wasn't joking: Airbus' Vahana team have successfully flown their autonomous air taxi dubbe…
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World’s first Chrome OS tablet makes unscheduled début at BETT Show 2018

It’s no secret that the tablet market is stagnant to the point of being comatose, with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 being the most recent high-end tablet available to purchase, and that launched all the way back at MWC 2017. Perhaps there is hope for the tablet segment though in the form of Google’s increasingly capable […]

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Take a first look at the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

We’re very close to Samsung’s official Unpacked event for the Galaxy S9, which also means we’re right in the middle of rumor season. And, courtesy of Evan Blass, it looks like we have the biggest leak yet, confirming just about everything you’d want to know about Samsung’s upcoming pair of devices. As seen above, the […]

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BlueStacks releases the first Android gaming platform to run Android Nougat

While many consumers in the smartphone market are looking at new devices running Android Oreo or hoping their existing devices get an update to the latest version of the Android operating system, there is a group that is looking for Android Nougat support. Those users are those who want to run an Android compatible gaming […]

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Vivo has the first phone with a fingerprint scanner under the screen

Stuffing a fingerprint scanner under the screen of a smartphone has been a highly rumored feature for a while now, with tons and tons of companies filing for patents and testing the concept out. We’ve never seen it in a commercial device, but Vivo has finally closed in on making that a reality. At CES, […]

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Glasgow subway trains will be the UK’s first with no staff

Glasgow's subway system will be the first in the UK to operate trains with zero staff on board. As The Scotsman notes, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) had already announced that a new batch of Swiss-built trains will be driverless. Now, h…
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First non-contact wireless charging approval from FCC issued to Energous WattUp

When it comes to methods to recharge the batteries that have become so numerous in our lives, the technology is continuing to evolve. Although solutions have been around for a while, we are finally starting to see wireless charging pads gain some market share and start down the path of being as ubiquitous as the […]

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The first 5G spec has been approved

Carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are pushing for the implementation of 5G by 2019. Yet, despite the flurry of 5G pilot announcements and spectrum purchases, none of them really know what they'll be working with. But, that's about to chan…
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Samsung reportedly eyes first half of 2018 for smart speaker debut

Astonishingly, Apple's long-delayed HomePod speaker might not be the last to market when it launches early next year. Samsung will release its own smart speaker in the first half of 2018, according to a Bloomberg report. Unsurprisingly, it will repor…
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First ‘Rocket League’ Halloween event kicks off October 16th

There may be an emerging backlash to loot boxes in video games, but that isn't stopping Psyonix from hyping them up. Rocket League is holding its first-ever Halloween event between October 16th and November 6th, and it's ushering in a new event syste…
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SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy’s first stage cores

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might make that promised November launch. The private spacef…
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Seinfeld’s first Netflix stand-up special premieres September 19th

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series would be moving to it over from Crackle and that Seinfeld would have two stand-up specials appear on the streaming service as well. The first of those…
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HP’s first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking

With an over-the-top gaming desktop, you expect certain things: lots of overclocking potential, expansion, a mechanical keyboard… and, of course, windows and RGB lighting to show it off. Some laptops already include a few of those features, but al…
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Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism to hold first meeting in San Francisco

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is holding its first workshop on August 1, 2017, in San Francisco, where representatives from the tech industry, government, and non-governmental organizations are coming together to share information and best practices about how to counter the threat of terrorist content online.

Formed last month by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism formalizes and structures how our companies work together to curtail the spread of terrorism and violent extremism on our hosted consumer services. Building on the work started within the EU Internet Forum and the shared industry hash database, the GIFCT is fostering collaboration with smaller tech companies, civil society groups and academics, and governments.

In addition to the founding companies of the GIFCT, more than two dozen other technology companies and NGOs will be participating in Tuesday’s meeting. We also welcome United Kingdom Home Secretary Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP and United States Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke — as well as representatives from Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the United Nations — to discuss mutual areas of cooperation.

At Tuesday’s meeting we will be formalizing our goals for collaboration and identifying with smaller companies specific areas of support needed as part of the the GIFCT’s workplan. Our mission is to substantially disrupt terrorists’ ability to use the Internet in furthering their causes, while also respecting human rights. This disruption includes addressing the promotion of terrorism, dissemination of propaganda, and the exploitation of real-world terrorist events through online platforms. To achieve this, we will join forces around three strategies:

  • Employing and leveraging technology
  • Sharing knowledge, information and best practices, and
  • Conducting and funding research.

In the next several months, we also aim to achieve the following:

  • Secure the participation of five additional companies to the industry hash-sharing database for violent terrorist imagery; two of which have already joined: Snap Inc. and Justpaste.it
  • Reach 50 companies to share best practices on how to counter terrorism online through the Tech Against Terrorism project in partnership with ICT4Peace and the U.N. Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate
  • Conduct four knowledge-sharing workshops — starting in San Francisco Tuesday, with plans for further meetings later this year in other locations around the world

We believe that the best approach to tackling online terrorism is to collaborate with each other and with others outside the private sector, including civil society and government. We look forward to further cooperation as we develop a joint strategic plan over time.


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Honolulu is the first big US city to ban phone use at crosswalks

Cities have tried innumerable measures to keep pedestrians' eyes off their phones when they cross the street, and there have even been some state-level attempts at legislation to force a change in behavior. Honolulu, however, has officially drawn th…
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Tesla will livestream the first Model 3 deliveries tomorrow

Elon Musk promised to hand over the first 30 Tesla Model 3s at a special soirée tomorrow (July 28th), and buyers and fans of the EV are psyched. Rightfully so — it's the most important electric car ever, with sales estimated at around 400,000…
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Elon Musk’s first tunnel should be up and running next week

Elon Musk recently announced that his tunnel-digging operation, The Boring Company, is done carving out its first segment. He bundled the announcement with a declaration of love for tunnels — which he totally loves more than floors, by the way — bu…
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Amazon opens its first drive-through grocery store

Need to pick up some supplies but can't be bothered to walk across a parking lot for them? Amazon's got you covered. In Seattle on Thursday, the company opened a grocery store that doesn't require you leave your vehicle, promising customers will only…
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Watch the world’s first skydive from a drone

Unlike typical consumer-aimed quadcopter drones, Latvian company Aerones specializes in big UAVs that can carry hefty loads. Last year, they showed off one of their big lifter's prowess by towing YouTuber Kaspars Balamovskis on a snowboarding run. To…
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Microsoft didn’t make Xbox One’s first easy-pairing headset

In an age where technology is becoming increasingly wireless, it's baffling that Xbox One headsets still require either a transmitter or lengthy wires in order to work. Thankfully, LucidSound's latest is about to change that. Connecting directly to X…
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This might be our first look at the OnePlus 5

OnePlus has already said that it’s new flagship — the OnePlus 5 — will be launching this summer; however, we haven’t seen any leaked images of the device yet. Today that changes, as someone may have spotted the device on OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s Instagram Story. One user saw something a little odd posted to […]

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Drone is the first spacecraft in years to use a key Shuttle runway

Kennedy Space Center is slowly coming back to life, but you almost wouldn't know it by looking at the Shuttle Landing Facility. While it has seen some limited use for aircraft in recent years, it hasn't been used for an orbital mission landing since….
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First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist.

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Introducing our first class of Creators for Change fellows

Back in September, YouTube announced a new program called Creators for Change, putting forward creators with big ideas to help counter xenophobia, extremism and hate with stories promoting positive change. One of our first steps was teaming up with 11 program ambassadors who are now hard at work developing unique social impact projects which range from a new web series on topics like race, religion, and sexual orientation, to a 10-city workshop series for high school and university students dedicated to creating positive content. Our local chapters in countries like Indonesia continue to promote the importance of inclusiveness among young people. And as part of this program, Google.org, our philanthropic arm, has awarded $ 2M in charitable funds to support nonprofits that promote inclusion and cross-cultural understanding to the: Active Change Foundation, Habibie Center, Maslaha, Skateistan, Southern Poverty Law Center, TAFNIT and Witness.

Mentorship and support for emerging voices is a key part of the Creators for Change program, and we’re now ready to take on our next phase. We’ve collaborated with our program ambassadors to identify new voices we’d like to support and today, we’re excited to introduce the 27 creators from around the world who will join us as the first-ever Creators for Change fellows:

Together with our ambassadors, we’re eager to support these YouTube role models as they continue to create content that challenges tough topics like hate and extremism, and spread positive messages. For starters, these Creators for Change fellows will each receive equipment and production grants to help them develop new projects and take these productions to the next level.

We’ll also give the creators production support through our YouTube Spaces, and this summer our Spaces in London, New York and Mumbai will host new social impact camps designed exclusively for our program Fellows. These three-day-long camps will include workshops on best practices for producing social change videos, 1:1 channel support from YouTube experts, as well as plenty of time for the Fellows to connect with one another and some of the global program ambassadors.

Through these new resources and programs, we’re committed to helping our new Creators for Change fellows take on new projects that help raise and amplify the issues they care about. Stay tuned for more soon and, for now, you can read about their inspiring stories at the Creators for Change site.

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Samsung first quarter income highest since 2013

Despite continuing jokes about last year’s hottest product, the Galaxy Note 7, and having a key executive jailed amidst a scandal investigation, Samsung announced in earnings guidance that for the first quarter of 2017 the company had sales of approximately 50 trillion won ($ 44 billion USD) which helped drive operating income to 9.9 trillion won […]

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Canon’s first drone is here — and it’s flying with a rumored $40K price tag

Canon has entered into the drone market through a partnership with Prodrone Co. Its pricey search-and-rescue drone sees in the dark thanks to Canon’s 4 million-ISO camera. The announcement comes from Canon Japan.

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BlackBerry KeyOne: Our first take

BlackBerry’s next smartphone is the KeyOne — a promising Android phone targeted toward people who prefer physical keyboards. The company just postponed its release date to after May.

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Samsung DeX dock: Our first take

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 packs the best specs into a nearly bezel-less design. But as large as a 6.2-inch screen may be, it’s far from being the perfect multitasking workstation that can replace your desktop. That’s where DeX comes in.

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Veldt Luxture: Our first take

We wear a fitness tracker and although it collects plenty of data, it doesn’t always tell us what to do with it. The Veldt Luxture, a hybrid smartwatch, may change all that with its innovative Life Rhythm feature.

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Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45: Our first take

Tag Heuer’s luxury world of Swiss watches and the high-tech smarts of Intel have come together in the new Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, and you better believe the hype; this is a real Swiss smartwatch through and through.

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Kronaby Hybrid smartwatch: Our first take

The world of hybrid smartwatches is getting bigger, as more people realize they can combine classic watch style with some smart functionality. We’ve tried on newcomer Kronaby’s range at Baselworld 2017.

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LG G6: Our First Take

LG’s G6 is a gorgeous, glamorous glass and metal flagship phone with solid specs and high-tech cameras. We go hands-on with the device to give you our first impressions of the design, specs, and software.

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Huawei Watch 2 Classic and Watch 2 Sport: Our first take

The Huawei Watch was the first Android Wear smartwatch we really wanted to put on our wrist. Now the Watch 2 is here, and there are two versions, one with 4G LTE so you can abandon your phone. Here’s what they’re like.

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Watch the first trailer for ‘Alto’s Odyssey’

The sequel to Alto’s Adventure is being released this summer, and today the developer behind it is showing the first trailer for Alto’s Odyssey. Here’s the trailer: Start stretching now because it’s going to be a wild ride The trailer doesn’t show much, but it’s enough to keep up excited about the upcoming game. It […]

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The Quartz will be ZTE’s first Android Wear watch, and it was just leaked online

It looks like ZTE is preparing to enter the Android Wear smartwatch world. In fact, the ZTE Quartz is shaping up to be quite a nice-looking device. Here’s everything we know about the ZTE Quartz so far.

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Vtech Star Wars Watch and Stormtrooper Camera: Our first take

We’ve been trying out a new Star Wars smart-style watch and a cool camera with augmented reality games from Vtech, a company that makes technology for kids. We spent way, way to long “testing” both.

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Ireland may become the first country to completely divest from fossil fuels

In a decisive victory for the Earth, Ireland has become the world’s first country to completely divest from fossil fuels. In a 90 to 53 vote, the Irish Parliament passed legislation that will drop coal, oil, and gas investments.

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New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0

Samsung is reportedly developing a phone called the Samsung SM-Z250F, which could be the first to feature Tizen 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s self-built operating system.

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LG G6 to make do with the Snapdragon 821 after Samsung gets ‘first dibs’ on Snapdragon 835

While it’s widely believed that Samsung will delay launching the Galaxy S8 thanks to the lingering effects of the abortive Galaxy Note 7, LG has confirmed that it will announce its G6 handset on February 26th at MWC 2017 next month. There is one caveat, though, the LG G6 will use last year’s silicon, the Snapdragon 821, instead […]

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One small sip for man: Engineering students aim to brew first beer on moon

Conducted as part of TeamIndus’ Lab2Moon competition, a group of engineering students at UC San Diego hopes to become the first to brew a batch of beer on the moon. The project also intends to study yeast’s reaction in space.

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Kurio Watch: Our first take

The Kurio Watch has been designed especially for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Find out if it’s worth buying as we go hands on.

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Misfit Vapor smartwatch: Our first take

Misfit finally made a smartwatch: the Vapor. It’s an early prototype, but we went hands on with it to see how it’s shaping up. The fast processing, slick design, and intriguing software had us impressed.

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The Galaxy C9 Pro is the first Samsung smartphone with 6GB RAM

A faulty Galaxy Note 7 will not stop Samsung from releasing new phones, starting with the Galaxy C9 Pro. The phone will only be available in China starting November 11 for around $ 470.

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Every phone, TV, car, and streaming service LeEco announced at its first big U.S. event

LeEco is finally coming to the U.S. The Chinese company held a launch event in San Francisco to unveil the LePro3 and LeEco S3 phones, four TVs, a streaming service, and its concept electric autonomous car.

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