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Samsung Galaxy A5 hands-on: A cheap, gorgeous Galaxy S7 alternative  👤1803

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)  👤1244

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  👤1821

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.

How Facebook Is Getting Better at Recognizing Your Photos  👤1668

2017-02-03 14:21:06

Facebook has long been able to recognize the people in your photos and sort images by where they were taken. But it hasn't been as precise at understanding what's actually happening in a photo. That's now beginning to change, thanks to new developments in the Menlo Park, Calif.'s artificial intelligence software.

Instagram Is Adding a Powerful New Feature  👤1162

2017-02-02 19:43:07

Instagram users may soon be able to post multiple images in a single post, if a recent discovery in a beta release of the app goes public.

Meet Saccorhytus coronarius, possibly humans' oldest ancestor  👤2064

2017-02-01 12:36:54

This creature looks very different from us, but scientists think it could be our oldest ancestor.

Windows 10 Just Added a New Feature That Makes Games Faster  👤1681

2017-01-29 13:33:56

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, a free upgrade due this spring for Windows 10 users, Microsoft says games will run notably faster as well as be more consistently smooth.

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy  👤1867

2017-01-28 13:04:43

For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal.

Huawei introduce Media-Pad T2 7.0  👤2073

2017-01-27 12:57:39

Huawei is a leading smart-phone brand in Sri Lanka and it has introduced new Huawei Media-Pad T2 7.0 device.

Dell now has a Chromebook with a stylus too  👤1862

2017-01-26 11:41:40

Dell is announcing a trio of new Chromebooks today, and the most interesting of the bunch is a convertible laptop that works with a stylus.

6 New Tech Items That Will Simplify Your Life  👤1701

2017-01-24 14:25:25

Upgrading your speaker system has never been easier. This clever gadget turns any old speaker into one that's Bluetooth enabled. Simply attach it to your system via A/V, RCA, or 3.5mm jack input, pair with your smartphone or tablet, and you're ready to stream.

Samsung Announces What Caused the Galaxy Note 7 Fires  👤1520

2017-01-23 15:58:48

Samsung Electronics said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock  👤3501

2017-01-21 14:31:29

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it's hard to shake the feeling that they're somehow less secure than regular deadbolts. The Kwikset Premis, however, packs all the intelligence you want in a door lock while still keeping your pad on lockdown.

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance  👤3242

2017-01-19 12:21:46

Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit.

This smart air freshener will let you pick a scent from your iPhone  👤4259

2017-01-18 13:29:04

Say goodbye to your Glade plug-in...

These Monkeys Evaluate Memories Just like Humans  👤2487

2017-01-15 15:31:25

It's the latest research to find a connection between human and animal cognition

Nintendo announces Switch price and date  👤2020

2017-01-14 12:23:39

Nintendo has said it will release its long-awaited new console, the Nintendo Switch, on 3 March.

SpaceX rocket set to return to flight  👤2056

2017-01-14 08:55:55

The American SpaceX rocket company is hoping to resume flights on Saturday.

Facebook 'to launch ads within videos'  👤1738

2017-01-13 13:25:05

Facebook is to test "mid-roll" video advertising - in which ads are played after a video has already started - the BBC understands.

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests  👤1815

2017-01-12 10:17:51

The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.

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