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September 24, 2017

The iPhone 8's glass back comes at a hefty price

BGR -- Apple's newly released iPhone 8 may look just like Apple's last few iPhones, but the device features an important material design change on the...

September 24, 2017 05:15 AM

This Free App Can Protect You From Hidden Credit Card Skimmers

Life -- Lifehacker - Whenever you put your card into a gas pump or an ATM you run the risk of having your information skimmed.

September 24, 2017 05:09 AM

Dremel(r) Introduces The First-Ever Dremel Digilab Laser Cutter

PR Newswire: Business Technology -- At World Maker Faire New York, Dremel introduces the first-of-its-kind Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter. Dremel designed this machine to provide Makers...

September 24, 2017 04:22 AM

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 speed test: It's not even a contest anymore

BGR -- We already know the iPhone 8's A11 Bionic processor will deliver tremendous performance. Benchmark scores showed that the new chip is miles ahead...

September 24, 2017 03:51 AM

OSIRIS-REx probe buzzes Earth on its way to an asteroid - and earthlings wave back

GeekWire -- NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft took pictures - and had its picture taken - as it zoomed past Earth today on its way to the asteroid Bennu. The...

September 24, 2017 03:26 AM

What's New In Android 8.0 Oreo Security

Infosec -- Threatpost - Google's Android security team has turned a corner with 8.0 Oreo, reducing the attack surface, compartmentalizing components and...

September 24, 2017 03:09 AM

September 22, 2017

Insights Success Magazine Honors Borqs Technologies As One Of The '10 Most Innovative IoT Solution Providers'

PR Newswire: Computer Software -- Borqs Technologies, Inc., a global leader in embedded software, products and cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), is pleased to...

September 22, 2017 06:10 PM

Intel Invests $1 Billion in the AI Ecosystem to Fuel Adoption and Product Innovation

Business Wire: Hardware -- The following is an opinion editorial provided by Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corporation. At Intel, we have an optimistic...

September 22, 2017 05:17 PM

Astronaut scholars tour Goddard Space Flight Center

Business Wire: Engineering News -- Future biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and astronauts toured the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Friday, September 15 with Engility,...

September 22, 2017 05:15 PM

Adblock Plus Releases Adblock Browser for iOS 2.0

Business Wire: Software -- Adblock Plus announced that Adblock Browser for iOS 2.0 is now available on the App Store for all iOS devices.

September 22, 2017 05:10 PM

Mercedes-Benz is making a $1 billion bet against Tesla

BGR -- Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is spending $1 billion to start the production of electric vehicles at a factory in Alabama....

September 22, 2017 05:03 PM

Windows Store rebranded to Microsoft Store in Windows 10

The Verge -- Microsoft is rebranding its Windows Store to the Microsoft Store today. The software maker is rolling out a new Store update to Windows 10 testers...

September 22, 2017 04:55 PM

Bose made a speaker for your neck

The Verge -- Imagine an airplane neck pillow, but instead of a cushioned place to rest your head, it's a speaker that wraps around you. Bose made that thing,...

September 22, 2017 04:54 PM

Huawei's Mate 10 Lite will come with four cameras

The Verge -- One of the last flagship phone lineups scheduled for release this fall has just leaked. No, not that one. I'm talking about Huawei, which we...

September 22, 2017 04:53 PM

Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

Popular Science -- If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.

The HEIF file format is already storing...

September 22, 2017 04:52 PM

Opinion: It Is Time for a Duress Code on Cell Phones

Infosec -- TripWire - The State of Security - Have you seen the stories about the warrantless devices searches by various border agents? It seems that many...

September 22, 2017 04:45 PM

Bose QuietComfort 35 II w/ Google Assistant Official

Chrome Unboxed -- By now, it will probably not be news to you that we will soon see a variety of headphones with the Google Assistant built right in. Initially,...

September 22, 2017 04:27 PM

Chatbots: A load of hype or fancy lifehack for the lazy IT person?

Enterprise -- The Register - Some of these buggers are adept at handling the mundane

It's the age of the chatbot. The chatbot revolution is coming. Unless...

September 22, 2017 03:41 PM

Bill Gates, any regrets? Ctrl-Alt-Delete should be a single button

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Bill Gates again blames IBM for creating the Ctrl-Alt-Del command instead of having one button do the job.

September 22, 2017 03:31 PM

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station Astronaut

Military -- NASA - Students at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research...

September 22, 2017 03:29 PM

September 21, 2017

The Bose headphones with Google Assistant are official now

The Verge -- Google and Bose are today officially announcing a new version of the headphone maker's great noise cancelling headphones, the QC 35s. The big...

September 21, 2017 05:38 PM

Tesla is reportedly developing its own chip with AMD for self-driving cars

The Verge -- Tesla is reportedly working on a chip to handle all the tasks needed to power the fleet of fully self-driving cars that its CEO Elon Musk promised...

September 21, 2017 05:37 PM

Google tightens grip on Android hardware with HTC deal

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Google is buying its way back into the smartphone business, almost four years after selling its stake in Motorola Mobility to...

September 21, 2017 05:30 PM

Nest Labs shows off doorbell with Google's facial recognition technology

Denver Post -- Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system...

September 21, 2017 05:20 PM

Google pays $1.1B to HTC for Pixel team and license to key smartphone technology

GeekWire -- Google announced Wednesday evening that it has signed a $1.1 billion "cooperation agreement" with HTC, the Taiwan-based consumer electronics...

September 21, 2017 05:01 PM

Apple does right by users, wrong by advertisers

Infosec -- EFF Deeplinks - With the new Safari 11 update, Apple takes an important step to protect your privacy, specifically how your browsing habits are...

September 21, 2017 04:48 PM

New Android app lets people detect credit card skimmers at gas pumps

Infosec -- CyberScoop - Cheap, quick and effective, credit card skimmers plague ATMs and point-of-sale posts around the world, stealing credit card numbers...

September 21, 2017 04:48 PM

Pixelbook leak: Google's new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Google's top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications.

September 21, 2017 04:08 PM

Developers are racing to support iOS 11 and its Files app

Enterprise -- Computerworld - It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within just hours of the introduction...

September 21, 2017 03:56 PM

GitHub Desktop 1.0 Announced, Available for MacOS and Windows

EE -- Adafruit Industries - Hot on the heels of my other post 12 Wizard-Like Tricks for Using GitHub is the announcement of the release of GitHub Desktop...

September 21, 2017 03:39 PM

September 20, 2017

The iPhone 8 makes the Galaxy Note 8's price seem even more absurd

BGR -- Before Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last week, Samsung's $930 price for the Galaxy Note 8 seemed perfectly acceptable. It's still...

September 20, 2017 05:18 PM

Google is finally making a convertible MacBook killer

BGR -- Google has persevered with the Chromebook Pixel, its flagship Chromebook meant to showcase its laptop OS. The device has previously existed as...

September 20, 2017 05:17 PM

Gmail just got a great new feature it should have had all along

BGR -- Every so often, Google will add a clever, exciting new feature to one of its apps or services that we wonder how we ever lived without. Then...

September 20, 2017 05:16 PM

Google Pixelbook leak reveals a high-end Chromebook with stylus support

The Verge -- It looks like Google is bringing back the Chromebook Pixel - just under a slightly different name. Droid Life has uncovered photos and details...

September 20, 2017 05:04 PM

iOS 11's new Control Center will freak you out, but give it a chance

The Verge -- Apple is making iOS 11 available to the world today, and there's a change that will generate an inevitable surprise reaction from most iPhone...

September 20, 2017 05:01 PM

The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport

Popular Science -- The plummet-proof design is a drone for now, with dreams of carrying people

Plimp is a drone that is a plane and a blimp,...

September 20, 2017 04:57 PM

Billionaire Paul Allen's Stratolaunch space venture fires up its engines - all six of 'em

GeekWire -- The world's biggest airplane hit another milestone this week with the completion of the first phase of engine testing at California's Mojave...

September 20, 2017 04:51 PM

Amazon's new $150 Fire HD 10 tablet is 42% cheaper than previous model, with hands-free Alexa integration

GeekWire -- Amazon will release the latest generation of its Fire HD 10 tablet next month, cutting the price by more than 42 percent for the 32G model and...

September 20, 2017 04:50 PM

Google Pixelbook Leakes Ahead of 10/4 Event

Chrome Unboxed -- Well folks, though we've known Google was working on an official Chromebook known as 'Eve' up to this point, we've not seen any concrete evidence...

September 20, 2017 04:22 PM

Kaby Lake Chromebooks ('Eve') Getting More Advanced Audio Controls

Chrome Unboxed -- Though we are seeing the headphone jack becoming slowly extinct on mobile phones, it seems the useful port is safe and sound on laptops and tablets...

September 20, 2017 04:22 PM

What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian's collaboration and work management tool

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Trello has grown quickly since it spun off from software firm Fog Creek three years ago, adding millions of users every few months....

September 20, 2017 04:15 PM

Chap tames Slack by piping it into Emacs

Enterprise -- The Register - And then filtering out all the stuff he doesn't need to read

Emacs enthusiast Artur Malabarba has put the text editor to work...

September 20, 2017 04:02 PM

Counting down Apple's Lightning connector deathwatch

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Just as the iPhone X has scrapped the Home button, Apple's adoption of the Qi wireless standard marks another step in the marginalizing...

September 20, 2017 03:56 PM

Salesforce Einstein turns one with a bevy of new features

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Salesforce also announced the launch of a $50 venture million fund that will invest in startups focused on artificial intelligence.

September 20, 2017 03:49 PM

Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire HD 10: 1080p Full HD Display, Faster Performance, Longer Battery Life, and Alexa Hands-Free-now only $149.99

Enterprise -- Amazon.com News - Featuring a brilliant 10.1" 1080p Full HD display with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, and 32GB...

September 20, 2017 03:46 PM

Smartsheet enhances its collaboration suite with new automation features

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Smartsheet Inc. is enhancing its collaboration software suite with new capabilities that allow employees to further automate some...

September 20, 2017 03:17 PM

September 19, 2017

Porsche's all-electric Tesla rival could cost less than $100,000

The Verge -- While automakers have been not-so-quietly making promises to catch up to the likes of Tesla when it comes to electric vehicle range, a sports...

September 19, 2017 05:44 PM

This is why you shouldn't use texts for two-factor authentication

The Verge -- For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking - and this morning, they showed what it looks like...

September 19, 2017 05:42 PM

Google really can't wait to sell you the Pixel 2

BGR -- Okay, Google, we need to talk. I get it that your biggest smartphone rivals have already launched a bunch of exciting devices that will likely...

September 19, 2017 05:39 PM