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Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017  👤1395

2017-02-27 17:27:49

Nokia's 3310 phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut.

WhatsApp is the latest Facebook product to clone Snapchat stories  👤1647

2017-02-25 15:40:14

Here's another gift from Facebook to Snapchat on the latter's road to an initial public offering: WhatsApp has cloned Snapchat's popular stories format and is using it to replace its old text-based status messages. The feature begins rolling out to WhatsApp's billion-plus users today on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone.

Google's self-driving firm sues Uber  👤1724

2017-02-24 13:10:29

Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google.

NASA Announces a Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets  👤2416

2017-02-23 07:40:31

The galaxy is getting very crowded. There may be 300 billion stars in the Milky Way, but until just over 20 years ago, we knew of only one of them that was orbited by planets. In the years since, the galactic census has exploded, with more than 4,700 confirmed or candidate planets discovered so far and astronomers concluding that every star in the galaxy is parent to at least one world.

You Can Finally Buy Snapchat Spectacles  👤1843

2017-02-22 09:11:22

Snapchat users can now snap up a pair of Snap Inc.'s much-anticipated video-recording headset, which is available for purchase online in the U.S. for $129.99.

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System  👤1828

2017-02-21 19:41:41

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Here's When Apple's Next Big Event Will Take Place  👤1439

2017-02-20 18:20:14

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, an annual event during which the company usually discusses upcoming software features coming to the iPhone and other products, will take place on June 5-9, it announced on Thursday.

The World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem  👤1880

2017-02-18 12:54:22

Oceans across the globe are slowly losing oxygen, which poses a major problem for every living marine animal and underscores the serious consequences of climate change, researchers say.

Apple may replace Touch ID with 3D face scanning on the next iPhone  👤1886

2017-02-17 14:33:28

The latest rumor for Apple's next iPhone comes from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall who claims that Apple will be adding a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition to unlock the device, as noted by MacRumors.

Dubai announces passenger drone plans  👤2166

2017-02-16 07:34:01

A drone that can carry people will begin "regular operations" in Dubai from July, the head of the city's Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit.

Nokia 3310, 'the world's most reliable phone', to be re-launched  👤1542

2017-02-15 15:15:15

Nokia will re-launch the 3310, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history.

Google Maps Now Lets You Create Bucket Lists of Places to Visit  👤1395

2017-02-14 14:20:19

Google wants to make it easier for Google Maps users to keep track of the many places they hope to visit.

Apple is fixing the most annoying thing about CarPlay in iOS Beta 10.3  👤1294

2017-02-13 15:31:55

When Apple designed CarPlay for iOS, it decided to stick with a familiar paradigm: a home button that takes you to a simple home screen of icons. That's not a terrible idea - the interface is simple and familiar to everybody, and you don't want to be struggling with a touchscreen when you're supposed to be keeping your eyes on the road.

Video Gaming’s Biggest Event This Year  👤1356

2017-02-12 14:22:54

Talk of it happening was in the air last year, and now it's officially a thing: for the first time in E3 history, anyone can buy a ticket to the games industry's grandest annual three-day show.

Android Wear 2.0 Review: Google's Latest Answer to the Apple Watch  👤1575

2017-02-09 15:20:45

Better complications, Includes Google Assistant, Can run standalone apps, Improved fitness tracking, Refined interface that's easier to use, Works on Android and iOS.

Ditch your backpack for this rolling assistant  👤1740

2017-02-08 15:20:47

Ever wish you had an assistant to help you carry your things? Meet Gita, a stylish and compact robot, designed for exactly that.

Google now allows AMP users to share the original URL of an article  👤1841

2017-02-07 17:19:43

Google just announced a small but important user experience change to its Accelerated Mobile Pages platform, or AMP. The company explained in a blog post today that it will start allowing users to copy or share an AMP article's source link instead of the Google-specific URL. Until now, the service, which offers up more simplified and less data-intensive versions of publishers' articles, had basically made this impossible.

Samsung Galaxy A5 hands-on: A cheap, gorgeous Galaxy S7 alternative  👤1798

2017-02-06 17:23:28

Following months of explosions jokes and wild speculation about the as-yet-unannounced Galaxy S8, Samsung has finally got the technology industry talking about something concrete: a new product.

Found: A Lost Continent! (Really)  👤1242

2017-02-05 17:39:57

You'd think it would be hard to misplace an entire continent, what with the mountains and trees and all that other hard-to-miss stuff.

LG admits premium display fails near wi-fi  👤1817

2017-02-04 11:49:06

Electronics giant LG has admitted its new premium-priced computer displays experience "performance issues" when placed near a wi-fi router.

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