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Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge: release date, news and features
Update: Samsung has sent out invites to its next 'Unpacked' event, all but confirming the date we'll see the Galaxy S8 Edge. Plus, it's teased the flagship in a short video, revealing a big, almost bezel-free...
New report on millennials' risky behaviors behind the wheel
According to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young people between the ages of 19 and 24 are more likely to admit they read or send texts while driving. They're also more likely...
Huawei Watch 2 release date, news and rumors
Huawei hit the ground running with its first Android Wear watch, delivering a wearable that was stylish, premium and had a great, circular screen.As such the Huawei Watch deservedly found a place in our...
New Nokias release date, news and rumors
Nokia – or at least HMD, the company with the rights to the Nokia brand – has recently announced a new phone, dubbed the Nokia 6.But that could just be the tip of the iceberg, as it’s rumored that three...
Huawei Watch 2 will launch at the end of the month
CEO Richard Yu has confirmed Huawei is ready to announce the Huawei Watch 2 by the end of February 2017.Yu took to Chinese social networking site Weibo to share the news that the Huawei Watch 2 will be...
Samsung Galaxy S8 cases show all-screen design and iris scanner
At this point we’re pretty confident about how the Samsung Galaxy S8 will look, and some newly leaked screen protectors and cases have done nothing to change our minds.The images, shared by Techtastic,...
Being ‘hangry’ exists: why a lack of food can change your mood
Can we pin it down to a missed lunch?Nicholas Eveleigh/GettyBy Simon OxenhamEver felt hungry and angry at the same time? There’s evidence that “hanger” is a real phenomenon, one that can affect your work...
We should have no beef with bureaucracy if it keeps food safe
What’s the beef?L Piere Bonbon/Alamy Stock PhotoLOCALS were startled last week when thousands of Skittles were found on a road in Wisconsin. But they were even more startled when the fruity sweets turned...
Side on: photo shows just how thick the LG G6 is going to be
We got our first clear look at a phone believed to be the LG G6 a few days ago, and now another shot of the phone has leaked out, but this time showing it from the side.The new image, shared by underkg,...
Google Pixel 2: what we want to see
Update: Google is rumored to be making the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 waterproof - and there's talk it's also working on a budget Pixel too.The next flagship phone(s) from Google will likely arrive later...
iPad Air 3: release date, news and rumors
The iPad Air 2 launched all the way back in October 2014, which is enough to make us wonder whether there’s going to be an iPad Air 3 at all, especially now Apple seems more focused on its newer iPad...
Sony Xperia Z6 Tablet release date, news and rumors
Update: Sony didn't launch a new flagship tablet in 2016, but with MWC 2017 on the way we could soon see one.Sony released the Xperia Z5 at the tail end of 2015, but its last slate was the Xperia Z4 Tablet...
Ancient Chaco Canyon population likely relied on imported food
The ancient inhabitants of New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, the zenith of Pueblo culture in the Southwest a thousand years ago, likely had to import corn to feed the multitudes residing there, says a new study....
Microlensing study suggests most common outer planets likely Neptune-mass
A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of...
Moto Z (2017): what we want to see
Motorola ditched the Moto X for 2016 and instead gave us the Moto Z (along with the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play).This trio of phones each earned four-star reviews from us, and we praised the flagship...
Astronomer explains flashes in southwest Florida sky
A streak of light that crossed the sky in southwest Florida on Monday night was likely a bolide, an official at the Everglades Astronomical Society confirmed. A bolide refers a special type of fireball...
Huawei P10 release date, news and rumors
Huawei is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but you’d hardly know it in the west. That could all be about to change though, as the company is slowly but surely stepping out of the...
My biology made me do it? Why some voters may embrace the right
What are you afraid of?Boris Horvat/GettyBy John HibbingA cute bunny or a coiled snake? If given the choice of looking at happy or ominous images, humans spend more time on the ominous ones. We also remember...
The HTC 11 just got a lot less mysterious
Even though the HTC 11 is probably launching early next year we still know almost nothing about it... until now. Some key details have leaked, which make it sound a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge,...
Apple Watch 3 release date, news and rumors
The Apple Watch 3, or the Apple Watch Series 3 as it might be called, is probably a long way off yet, but there are already a few rumors about it and as the biggest name in smartwatches it's sure to be...
Uber, Lyft Less Friendly Than Taxis to African Americans: Study
Two popular ride hailing services appear to be racially profiling passengers, a new study suggests. According to the study by researchers at Stanford, MIT and the University of Washington, which was presented...
How did humans settle the Pacific?
Enlarge / Finding tiny islands like this didn't just require navigation skills; you had to know when to travel.US Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/ reader comments 2 Share this story The prehistoric colonization...
Study finds Uber, Lyft drivers show bias against blacks, women
The study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that African Americans are more likely to face longer waits and cancellations, and women are more likely to get taken for unnecessarily long...
CES 2017: What to expect at next year's massive tech show
Hear that? That’s the sound of CES, the biggest tech show on the planet, fast approaching. CES 2017 promises to live up to the Las Vegas expo’s reputation as the place to see what’s next in tech. Whether...
OnePlus 4: release date, news and rumors
Update: New rumors suggest that before the OnePlus 4 we might get a OnePlus 3S or OnePlus 3 Plus. While the co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has been asking fans whether they like the 3.5mm headphone...
Huawei Mate 9 release date, news and rumors
Thought all of 2016’s flagships had arrived? Think again, because Huawei has a massive phone with similarly big specs in the works, and we’re expecting to see it soon.The Huawei Mate 9 might not have...
Samsung Galaxy S8: release date and everything you should know
Update: The latest leaks point to two screen sizes, both with curves, but a 4K resolution and a dual-lens camera for the larger and a QHD display and a single-lens snapper for the smaller one. We've also...
Researchers Discover Subsurface Ocean on Saturn's Dione Moon
A third Saturn moon may have a subsurface ocean with potential for life, researchers say. Using gravity data from the Cassini probe, researchers at the Royal Observatory of Belgium say Dione joins Titan...
Sell Twitter on deal chatter, takeover likely at much lower price: Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer downgraded Twitter to underperform from perform as the firm says a potential acquisition will likely be at a lower price level. Twitter shares rallied 21 percent Friday after sources told...
iPhone 8 release date, news and rumors
iPhone 8 release date, news and rumorsApple only recently launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but it's never too soon for new handset rumors, especially when we're talking about a phone as popular...
Teenagers will eat veggies—if you tell them they’re sticking it to the man
Enlarge / fruits and vegetables.USDA reader comments 25 Share this story Adolescent behavior is notoriously difficult to change because teens are very sensitive to anything they perceive as a threat to...
What to expect from the iPhone 7
The latest leaks and what to expect from the new iPhone 7 expected to be released in the next few days Apple CEO Tim Cook will launch the iPhone 7 on September 7. Picture: Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP...
Bull says Netflix's subscriber miss was actually proof it has pricing power
He also said that the headwinds from membership churn are possibly abating for Netflix. In a survey of 1,184 people, RBC found that fewer respondents said they were "extremely likely" to cancel their...
Are people more likely to cheat at the "danger age"?
The idea that the person you love is betraying your trust and engaging in intimate rendezvous with someone else is emotionally devastating. It's only natural to look for patterns and warning signs to...
Why Trump and Clinton should try praising each other
Here's a tactic you likely won't see much of during this year's electoral matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Complimenting the opposition.Still, saying nice things about a political opponent...
Report claims more than half of UK firms have been hit by ransomware
Blue Coat reader comments 19 Share this story Large UK companies are amongst the hardest hit by ransomware in western countries according to a new report commissioned by Malwarebytes. The report found...
Most likely Earth-like exoplanets cataloged
An international team of researchers has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission are most likely to be similar to Earth. The research outlines 216 Kepler...
Leaked Nexus Sailfish file reveals screen size and processor
Despite the fact that we'll probably see the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin in September or October, information on the two is still fairly thin on the ground, but we now know a little bit more about...
iPhone 7 Pro release date, news and rumors
iPhone 7 Pro release date, news and rumorsApple is widely expected to launch both an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September, but there's growing evidence that a third phone could join them, dubbed the...
One sign you’re a big narcissist
You may be more like Kim K than you think. ADDICTED to social media? Can’t stop watching those sweet, sweet “Likes” rolling in from your non-stop status, photo and video updates? Hate to break it to you,...
In Depth: How our 5G network future is really shaping up
5G futureOur Gs are leveling up, folks. You may be reading this on a device connected to 3G, but whether you have 4G in your area or not, our 5G network future is well and truly underway.Just recently...
Brace yourself for a long, wet week
Those cheery colours over much of the east coast are quite deceiving — it just means it is going to rain and rain and rain. Picture: BoM WINTER is set to serve up a miserable cocktail of incessant rain...
OnePlus 4: what we want to see
OnePlus 4: release date, news and rumorsOnePlus has managed to consistently stand out from the crowd by offering high-end hardware at a mid-range price.But even to say that undersells its achievements....
Fish out of water are more common than thought
Fish have evolved the ability to live on land many times, challenging the perception that this extreme lifestyle shift was likely to have been a rare occurrence in ancient times. New research shows 33...
No big changes coming to iPhone this fall: Report
At least some analysts have anticipated a modest upgrade this cycle, likely in preparation for a more substantial overhaul of the iconic device down the road. Analysts at Pacific Crest last month said...
Apple Watch OS 3 release date, news and rumors
WWDC 2016 is just days away and alongside new MacBooks, iOS 10 and perhaps even an Apple Watch 2, we're sure to see Watch OS 3.But despite being so close to a preview of Apple's upcoming wearable software,...
Cybercriminals getting dangerously organised with black hat SEO
This year, we've seen cybercriminals putting together sophisticated ransomware operations with the likes of staffed helpdesks to help victims pay up, and there is further evidence of high levels of organisation...
Updated: Moto Z release date, news and rumors
Hello, MotoIf you thought flagship season was over, well, you're in for a treat as we're now likely hours away from the launch of the Motorola Moto Z, or the Moto X 2016 as it used to be known.Being so...
Some British people are getting laid a lot–just not in Britain
British people have been going to Italy to hook up for more than a century.A Room with a ViewVacation flings are the stuff of bad romance movies and unhappy trips to the clinic, but now they are also...
Graduation Gifts for Tech-Savvy Students
Now that your favorite scholar has finished with final exams, making sure to completely fill in every Scantron circle with that No. 2 pencil, why not reward him or her with one of these graduation gifts?...
Updated: Samsung Galaxy S8: what we want to see
Samsung Galaxy S8: release date, news and rumorsUpdate: A Snapdragon 830 processor and a VR-ready 4K screen are both likely fits for the Samsung Galaxy S8.The Samsung Galaxy S7 was almost everything we...
Huge dead shark found floating in Boston Harbor
BOSTON -- The carcass of a basking shark was found floating near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston Tuesday morning, CBS Boston reported.pic.twitter.com/MJFYXSAm2f— John GrelandBPD (@captaingreland)...
Updated: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date, news and rumors
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date and rumors Update: It's looking increasingly likely that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have 6GB of RAM and there's even growing evidence that it could have an iris scanner.While...
Thinner Apple MacBook Pro laptops could have OLED screen and Touch ID
The MacBook Pro range hasn't had a major refresh for quite a few years but expect things to be different this year.According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities and 9to5Mac (citing their own...
Updated: MacBook Pro 2016 release date, news and rumors
MacBook Pro 2016 release date, news and rumorsUpdate: Not only has Apple filed a patent for touchscreen notebook keyboards, but there's evidence suggesting the next MacBook Pros will support Siri as well,...
MacBook Air 2016 release date, news and rumors
IntroductionUpdate: Could Siri integration and a touchscreen keyboard be in store for the next MacBook Air? Read on to find out more.The MacBook Air has been with us for eight years and it's barely changed...
Is this frog incredibly hung?
While the frog might wish it was well endowed, this is likely not the case. (File photo) SCROLLING through Facebook can be great entertainment, but sometimes you come across something that leaves you feeling...
Warren Buffett says more likely to buy IBM shares than sell: CNBC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said Monday he would be more likely to buy than sell IBM shares over the next two years, and that he...
Quora begins making money with the introduction of advertising
Question and answer site Quora has made its first push to make money after it introduced advertising. The company, which was valued at around $900 million when it closed an $80 million Series C in 2014,...
Extreme morning sickness? You’re less likely to have a boy
Rex/Shutterstock Women who suffer extreme morning sickness, like Kate Middleton, may be less likely to give birth to sons. Middleton suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) during both her pregnancies....
New iPad 9.7 deals: where to pre-order Apple's new tablet
We've been waiting for some time for a new iPad, and Apple surprised us all a few days ago by announcing just that. So, if you're looking for somewhere to pre-order your new iPad 9.7, you're in the right...
New iPad: everything you need to know
Update: The new iPad from Apple is out today. You'll be able to order from around the world by the end of the day, and we expect to see if appear on the Apple website at 8AM PT (11AM ET, 3PM GMT) .Apple...
This patent for Apple Watch could cut down on distracted driving
Using mobile devices while driving tends to be a dangerous-at-best, deadly-at-worst combination, one that's compounded even further when said mobile device is strapped to your wrist.To potentially help...
Apple just bought an amazing app, here's what you can do with it
Apple just acquired Workflow, a small company that develops an app that allows you to automate certain actions. Using an iOS device, maybe you want to tap a single button to request an Uber at a predetermined...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark