The group responsible for setting standards for a variety of tech, JEDEC, released a new standard for mobile storage that uses UFS, moving the specifications from v2.1 to V3.0. The new specs raise the bar for speed and power consumption for memory cards and lay the groundwork for better adoption by the automotive industry. Standards […]
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The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are both getting another version of the Android Oreo beta today, which isn’t a big deal on its own. However, this might be the last version of the beta that we see before it starts to roll out as the official Android 8.0 update. This new build isn’t huge, […]
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Facebook's next pro athlete-centered show will feature the Cleveland Cavaliers' Dwyane Wade. The five-part series will premiere on November 20th and will show what keeps Wade busy when he's off the court. BackCourt Wade follows the three-time NBA cha…
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While Snapchat struggles to nab more users, Instagram is steaming ahead the only way it knows how: By copying Snapchat. The Facebook-owned service is adding a feature to its (vastly more popular) take on Stories that's all about throwbacks. The updat…
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Ahh, Samsung. The Korean handset maker is never one to pull its punches with it comes to trolling competitors. Usually, Samsung goes after Apple, but this time around it has taken to poking its local rival, LG, as well as Google over the OLED display issues seen on the Pixel 2 XL. Samsung’s gentle jab […]
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With only a few days remaining until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8, we have a new set of leaked images to ponder as we head into the weekend. According to sources, the device pictured is “dummy” Galaxy Note 8. The highlights of the images appear to be a demonstration of how thin the […]
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A few years ago a huge legal battle between Samsung and Apple dominated headlines as the two giants worked to move to the top of the smartphone market. Since then, things have taken a turn for the better and the companies mostly limit their competitive nature to the market. Over the past few months though, […]
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Keeping things in-house should be a recipe that prevents problems from cropping up when a phone manufacturer decides to update a device. After all, they have all of the software code and hardware specs. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case, even after extensive testing. Google is the latest example of an update […]
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Samsung invests a massive amount of money into their marketing campaigns and with the Galaxy S8 now official we are seeing a number of commercials come out to highlight its features and perhaps inspire you in your daily life. Let’s check out the two latest ads. Up first is a spot called “The New Normal” […]
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D-Wave Systems said on Monday that Google and NASA are upgrading the quantum computer currently installed at the Ames Research Center. The new version will be D-Wave’s 2000Q system released in January to solve complex problems.
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Gboard, formerly known as Google Keyboard on Android, now lets you translate text in real time in the subject box. The keyboard app will also suggest emojis and GIFs as you type, and voice typing has an improved new interface.
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Levoit isn’t a household name when it comes to aromatherapy, but it certainly hopes to become one with the forthcoming Halo. The sleek diffuser can issue soothing scents, audio, and lighting.
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New Apple patents describe a smartwatch with a unique circular design capable of limb detection, or the ability to identify appendages. Apple has been reluctant to adopt a circular design so far, citing usability concerns
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HTC’s financial woes have been a recurring theme for the company for several years now after falling from its perch as the leader in Android smartphone production. The current year has been marked by the release of the generally well-received HTC 10, the HTC VIVE, and perhaps most importantly, HTC’s position as manufacturer for the […]
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Google recently updated the News & Weather app with Lite Mode, allowing users to save on their data usage. Now, that same Lite Mode is coming to the Google app, specifically for markets with slower internet, like India.
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Smartwatches are getting better, but they still have a few drawbacks, such as their bulk. Samsung hopes to change that with a new chip that offers faster processing and compatibility for LTE, but in a smaller package.
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We hit the gym with Marshawn Lynch and Marcus Peters to determine if today’s fitness watches could keep up with a star athlete. Watch our video to find out how the Fitbit Blaze, Gaming Vivoactive HR, and Polar A 360 held up.
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Want to get healthier? Philips has a complete range of health and fitness tracking products, and a connected app, to help you do just that. These include a watch-style fitness tracker, and a pair of connected scales.
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Google has released its latest diversity report, showing slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Google is quick to highlight that these numbers do not reflect where the company wants to be.
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T-Mobile will kick off their Un-carrier 11 promotion on Monday, and it’s arguably the most unique one yet. Instead of free data or earlier upgrades or anything actually related to the network, T-Mobile will be rewarding customers with company shares. Yep, now we’ll have a carrier that offers stock options to paying customers. The program, […]
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Rather than bringing more computing power to wearable devices, Qualcomm is aiming for efficiency with its new Snapdragon Wear 1100 chip. Announced today at Computex, it's meant for small wearables that won't be able to fit in large batteries. The com…
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MediaTek has announced their latest entry in the quick-charging battery technology field, Pump Express 3.0, to compete with offerings like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. MediaTek claims their latest version of Pump Express can charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70 percent in a mere 20 minutes, although they do not indicate what size battery […]
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If you’re concerned about privacy, it may be time to find a new fitness tracking app. Runkeeper is reportedly tracking users, even when the app isn’t in use, and selling that data to advertisers. The company has earned a formal complaint in Europe.
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Acer’s latest tablet is the Iconia Tab 10, a 10-inch machine that’s made for watching movies, or connecting up to another display as a streaming entertainment hub. Here’s what you need to know about it.
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Garmin has revealed the Vivoactive HR sports watch and Vivofit 3 activity tracker, which look like solid improvements over the previous models in both design and features. For the Vivoactive HR smartwatch, the biggest updatel is the built-in heart ra…
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Cloud services are bigger than ever, and Microsoft is taking advantage of that. Just don’t mention the Lumia line, where sales are so poor they’re affecting other marketable areas for Redmond.
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Based on the major wireless carrier ads that are running during this afternoon’s NFL game, it takes some balls to compete in the market. The latest carrier to jump in the mix is Sprint which released their own version of ads currently running by Verizon and Sprint.
The marketing team games between the carriers started with Verizon when they decided to launch an ad campaign that used the imagery of different balls rolling down a ramp to demonstrate some points that Verizon wanted to make about their network.
T-Mobile took exception to some of the claims and launched their own ad using balls going down a ramp to point out issues with Verizon’s claims. T-Mobile leader John Legere also launched the coyly named #BallBusterChallenge to demonstrate T-Mobile’s superiority to Verizon.
In the new spot that was released this weekend, Sprint joins the train of rolling balls with a claim that their LTE network is faster than any of the other carriers. In the ad, Sprint says this is because they have been building the network of the future. Sprint also renews their campaign to offer data plans that are half the cost of the plan a customer may be porting over from with a competitor.
You can check out Sprint’s new spot below if you have not already seen it playing during a game on TV.
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NASA is flexing its crowdsourcing muscle again, this time using its Tournament Lab and an ongoing partnership with Freelancer.com to encourage people to design a robotic arm for one of its International Space Station projects.
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There are many different mobile pay options out there, but Samsung Pay stands out above the rest. The reason for this is it can be accepted anywhere, and retailers don’t need any special machines for it to work.
In the latest commercial from Samsung they hired comedian Hannibal Buress to show you just how easy it is to actually use Samsung Pay. The commercial is basically Buress walking into Katz’s Deli in New York and ordering some food. When he goes to pay they tell him that they can’t do mobile payments and everyone is impressed when Samsung Pay works.
Normally I’d say a commercial like this is a little simplistic, but there is literally nothing else to say. Walk into a store and pay for items just like you would using a regular credit card. The only problem is Samsung is taking forever to roll out Samsung Pay worldwide and I can’t try it yet.
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Deep inside Samsung’s headquarters is C-Lab, where employees are encouraged to develop their own tech projects, which may become full-fledged products in the future. We tried out three of the latest and most advanced prototypes.
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XYZprinting unveiled a new lineup of 3D printers at CES, including the affordable da Vinci Mini and two other consumer-based models set to hit shelves later this year.
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Google has launched a new Chrome Experiment that pairs your phone with your desktop and allows you to wield it as a lightsaber. You’ll start off traversing through a Star Destroyer, battling storm troopers who still have trouble aiming.
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Garmin has launched a trio of GPS running watches, including the first equipped with the company's new wrist-based heart rate sensor. The Forerunner 235 uses the "Garmin Elevate" optical sensor that displays heart rate and training zone directly on…
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