Nokia 2 Launches for $115 With 2-Day Battery Life
A 5-inch Android Nougat smartphone with a 4,100mAh battery built using a single block of aluminum and Gorilla Glass 3.
Watch intense footage as sharks attack 'enemy' submarine
Commentary: The BBC's Blue Planet II team dives down to see what happens when whale carcasses fall to the ocean floor. Things get a little scary.
Amazon's mobile app gets new AR shopping feature
The new AR view feature is available on iPhone 6S and later that have been upgraded to iOS 11.
Samsung mercilessly mocks Apple's last 10 years
Commentary: In a new ad, Samsung returns to the attack on Apple, as it laughs at the iPhone. Even the iPhone X's infamous notch.
Amazon Alexa stars in creepy horror short film
Yikes. You might want to start unplugging your Echo at night.
Fake Celebrities Created By A Neural Network Look Terrifyingly Real
New software uses bits and pieces from actual celebrities to create new synthetic ones. Looks like AI will take celebrities’ jobs, too.
'Future Man' makes video games real, then everyone pukes
Hulu's series is a time-traveling comedy, but the laughs are inspired more by gross-out gags than far-out future.
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Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion
(Reuters) - Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd ( AVGO.O ) on Monday said it offered to buy smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM.O ) for $70 per share or $103 billion (£78.6 billion) in cash and stock, in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever.
Video: How AI could help social media companies thwart fake news
Preventing fake news on the social web is a massive challenge. TechRepublic's Conner Forrest explains how AI will aid tech companies in reducing propaganda-based cyber-attacks.
Sprint's owner increases its stake after failed T-Mobile merger
Now that Sprint's would-be merger with T-Mobile has been called off , how is it going to fend for itself? By getting a little help from its parent company. SoftBank has revealed plans to increase ts stake in Sprint, whether through stock deals or other means. It's not saying when it will up the stake or by how much, but it doesn't expect to boost its stock share to 85 percent or more. The Japanese tech company isn't shy about why it's making the move, at least: it's about giving Sprint a long-term future.
Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments
Ultimately, Mr. Milner’s companies came to own more than 8 percent of Facebook and 5 percent of Twitter, helping earn him a place on various lists of the world’s most powerful business people. His companies sold those holdings several years ago, but he retains investments in several other large technology companies and continues to make new deals. Among Mr. Milner’s current investments is a real estate venture founded and partly owned by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser.
Xiaomi passes its smartphone shipment target for 2017 | ZDNet
As the company has shipped 70 million for 10 months in 2017, its shipment target for 2018 is well-justified, Lei told a group of Chinese media in Shenzhen, according to a NetEase report on Sunday. Xiaomi's previous best for a year is 71 million handsets.
Caseology case roundup for the Apple iPhone X: Stylish drop protection for less than $15 | ZDNet
Millions of people put their iPhones in cases and the smaller size, along with extremely high price, of the iPhone X makes it even more likely that people will use a case. Caseology offers eight affordable options for everyone.
Amazon (and Netflix) Pursue a 'Lord of The Rings' TV Series - Slashdot
Really? J.K. Rowling over Tolkien?? Are we talking about the same Rowling who just invents things out of thin air every time she needs a plot device? The same author who invoked time travel in one single plot line but for some reason time travel was never used in any story before or after? I'm sorry, but as a fantasy author, Rowling is awful. I'll give you that Tolkien isn't known for "deep characterization", however I believe his plot lines are far more interesting and logical than Rowling's. Stephen King
Best iPhone X Cases
The iPhone X went on sale last week . Like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus before it, the iPhone X is primarily made of glass which sandwiches a stainless steel chassis. While this gives the phone a very premium look and feel, it also makes it very fragile. After all, glass is glass and will crack or shatter on impact due to a fall irrespective of Apple’s claim that it uses the most durable glass on the iPhone X.
Broadcom Proposes to Buy Qualcomm for $70 per Share in Cash and Stock
At issue between the two companies are licensing fees the chipmaker charges for patents covering the basics of how mobile phone systems work. Apple contends Qualcomm is unfairly charging too much and illegally taking advantage of its market position in chips. To heighten pressure on Qualcomm, Apple has stopped paying the licensing fees and is planning to design devices that exclude Qualcomm’s chips, a person familiar with the situation has said.
Celebs pushing crypto coins watch out, Uncle Sam is watching
Specifically these individuals must disclose any compensation they've received to hawk said cryptocurrency since the coin may in fact qualify as securities. As such, they are subject to regulation in the US. If the proper details aren't made public, prosecution and jail time are distinct possibilities.
300+ iPhone X Units Stolen from San Francisco Apple Store
While eager customers from across the world are impatiently queuing up outside of Apple stores to get their hands on the device, three “husky” men broke into a UPS truck parked outside the Apple Store in San Francisco and stole 313 iPhone X units kept inside it.
How to Get iPhone X's New Ringtone on Any iPhone in 3 Simple Steps
For this step, we’re using the latest version of iTunes (12.7). If you’re using an older version, the steps might differ. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and start the sync process. Now, on the top, you’ll see the little iPhone icon. Click on it to see all the details of your iPhone sync. Here, in the sidebar, you’ll find a Tones subsection. Click on it.
How to Temporary Disable Face ID on iPhone X
While this might help you shave a couple of seconds every time you use your iPhone X (which is a good amount of time-saving), it is also a privacy issue. Apple has promised that there’s only one in a million chance someone other than you can unlock your iPhone X using Face ID (except if you have an evil twin).
'Avengers: Infinity War' directors tease about trailer
Some fans cheered the Russos on: "Stick to your guns guys," wrote donnam40 . "As an old woman who has aged like a fine wine, I believe in the old saying, 'good things come to those who wait.' It's your movie and you can do whatever the hell you want to in regards to the trailer being released."
This store had Apple's iPhone X. There was no line
Commentary: Not every store around the world had long lines on launch day for Apple's futuristic smartphone.
Which programming language do coders hate most? - Video | ZDNet
Developers cast their votes on most and least favourite languages.
Forbes Tech News on Twitter
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Free PDF download: The Future of Everything as a Service
This special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic examines the role of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services. Download the entire report as a free PDF ebook.
Apple says iPhone X may feel the screen burn-in too
Commentary: As Google takes heat over burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL, Apple acknowledges potential issues with the screen on its iPhone X.
Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm for $130 billion
In a statement Monday, Broadcom said it offered Qualcomm shareholders $60 in cash and $10 per share in Broadcom shares. The offer represents a 28% premium to Qualcomm's closing price of $54.85 on Thursday, before initial reports of deal talks sent Qualcomm shares up 12% on Friday.
Open-source community has an integration problem: OpenStack | ZDNet
OpenStack has unveiled plans to document cross-project use cases and 'collaborate across communities' in a bid to foster new technologies and end-to-end testing.
Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike launches in the Gold Coast | ZDNet
Mobike, which raised $600 million early this year, said the design of its bikes have been tailored to the Australian market, including internal three-speed gears, a larger frame, and 26-inch wheels, as well as front and rear lights for safety. Some bikes will also be equipped with surfboard racks, and all of them have a fix-free lifespan of four years, according to the company.
3 cloud trends to watch in the move toward Everything-as-a-Service | ZDNet
A lot of functions have been moved to the cloud and other as-a-service offerings in recent years. It's natural that many companies are going to find the shortcomings and the unintended consequences of those moves. Issues of control, compliance, data sovereignty, and cybersecurity are leading some organizations to rethink or at least refine the way they work with these services. Look for case studies of companies that are on stage two, three, or more of their cloud journey to find best practices for next generation deployments.
Rivals Intel and AMD Team Up on PC Chips to Battle Nvidia
Intel planned to announce Monday a laptop-computer chip that combines an Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip is intended for laptops that are thin and lightweight but powerful enough to run high-end videogames—attributes that lately have been driving sales in an otherwise waning market for personal computers.
How the best restaurants are going places with delivery tech
Just adding delivery capabilities is huge. The logistics of folding this into an existing restaurant business are far more complex than handling bookings. When a company like Deliveroo shows up offering not only the technological infrastructure, but drivers and kitchen space to expand into delivery and grow the brand, it's easy to see why a restaurant would jump in.
Salesforce unveils Quip Collaboration Platform, extending teamwork in live documents | ZDNet
In addition to the Live Apps, Salesforce also announced Workflow Templates for Quip. These are pre-made Quip documents and spreadsheets that are configured for certain projects, team functions, or by industry, the release said. They each contain a layout, and the most relevant Live Apps for their specific purpose. One example could be a Workflow Template for a product roadmap.
Trump’s itchy Twitter thumbs are redefining ‘modern” presidents
Since the election, it's become clear how much influence the internet in general, and social networks in particular, have in shaping US public opinion. That influence took center stage on Capitol Hill last week, when the legal counsels from Facebook, Twitter and Google testified about Russian meddling in the 2016 election via false news, online ads and bot accounts to stir up divisiveness.
Got an New iPhone? Here Are the Essential Apps You Must Download
Even in 2017, one of the best arguments you can make for the iPhone is the apps. The apps on iOS are still of a higher quality and have a level of attention and detail you just don’t get anywhere else. If you just got an iPhone and are looking to download and try all the best apps, you came to the right place.
Fake WhatsApp fools Android users
A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed.
15 Big Salesforce Announcements from Dreamforce
Lightning Bolts, introduced last year, are customized, out-of-the-box frameworks containing industry-specific Lightning Components and business logic built by partners such as Accenture, Appirio, and PwC. Bolts can now leverage the new Theming and Design System that offers branded images, colors, and page backgrounds, or you can choose from nearly 300 custom themes. The Lightning Bolt framework is generally available as part of any Community Cloud license, and partner-built Bolt solutions are available on the Salesforce AppExchange .
Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
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People would rather shop with friends than Alexa, for now
Maybe that's a sign of a drab future when we all become shut-ins and stores cease to exist, but that situation doesn't seem to be coming just yet. All those Alexa boosters notwithstanding, the survey on US consumer shopping behavior, published Wednesday by the software company IFTTT, found that most people don't use many new retail technologies and, in some cases, don't even know what they are.
Gallery: 10 Android apps that make use of your device's built-in sensors
It uses sensors to measure all sorts of typical things, like acceleration, magnetic fields, barometric pressure, and the like. But it also has a bunch of neat features like a color detector, tone detector, oscilloscope, tone generator, and color generator. Those might not be sensor features per se, but they do make the Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite worth installing to get lots of good data about the world around you, even if it's just "which tone annoys the dog most."
How to delete a photo or video from the iOS Messages app
To delete a photo or video from the Messages app for iOS, open a text conversation, find the offending photo or video and tap-and-hold on it. A short tap opens the photo and video, and a hard tap-and-hold will preview it via 3D touch on supported devices. For our purposes here, you want to perform a gentle tap-and-hold.
Apple TV's one big flaw will be fixed soon
Since HDR delivers the best picture quality available in home video today, that conversion might sound like a Good Thing™. Apple's engineers apparently thought so. At the time they told me the autoconversion was designed to improve the user experience, minimizing blank screens or other interruptions while the TV adjusts to a different signal.
Alexa and Oprah's voice will help holiday shoppers this season
When within earshot of an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, just say, "Alexa, let's shop Oprah's favorite things." Oprah will then list and describe products she's keen on promoting, in her own words. You can then reply "yes" to buy the thing or "no" to continue to the next featured product.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Billionaire Tech Investor, Arrested on Corruption Charges
Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest individuals and a major investor in firms including Citigroup, Euro Disney, Apple, Twitter, 21st Century Fox, and Lyft, was arrested on Saturday night as “part of a sweeping anti-corruption crackdown that included detaining 10 other Saudi princes, four country ministers and dozens of other ministers,” USA Today reported .
Donald Trump Asked Why 'Samurai' Japan Isn't Shooting Down North Korean Missiles
President Donald Trump has headed to Japan at the head of an 11-day Asian tour, with last-ditch efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis before it spirals out of control at the top of the agenda. And, true to form, the guy is not exactly being a confidence builder with respect to his understanding of missile defense systems.
Reg Saddler on Twitter
You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.
Twitter overhauls rules on how it handles abusive behavior
The company has come under criticism for how it handles abusive behavior on the site, particularly in relation to how it deals with tweets from President Donald Trump. Many have wondered why some of his tweets aren't being deleted by the social media platform, despite their apparent violation of Twitter's rules.
28-year-old makes millions buying from Walmart, selling on Amazon
It seems too easy to be true that you could make millions by raiding the clearance aisle at your local Walmart or Target and then selling your haul on Amazon. But that's exactly what 28-year-old Ryan Grant is doing.
Dell's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals start today
Black Friday falls on Nov. 24 this year and you'll need to wait for Sept. 23 and 24 to get the best "doorbuster" deals. But Dell just announced all of its bargains for the month for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom
Silicon Valley is going all out to own America’s school computer-and-software market, projected to reach $21 billion in sales by 2020. An industry has grown up around courting public-school decision makers, and tech companies are using a sophisticated playbook to reach them, The New York Times has found in a review of thousands of pages of Baltimore County school documents and in interviews with dozens of school officials, researchers, teachers, tech executives and parents.
10 Shows We Want Netflix to Save
Agent Carter never really got a chance to shine, but it's probably the most likely show to get a second chance thanks to Netflix's cozy relationship with Marvel. The show, set in the 1940s, followed Hayley Atwell's secret agent character at the dawn of the Marvel Universe, tackling global terrorism as well as everyday sexism. The show drew raves from critics and fans, but ABC horribly botched its scheduling by moving the Season 2 premiere around and not putting the first season up for streaming in advance to bring new viewers up to speed. This character-oriented series is a perfect match for the more street-level stuff going on in the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Best Gaming Monitors of 2017
A monitor's refresh rate refers to the time (per second) it takes to redraw the entire screen and is measured in hertz (Hz). Most LCD monitors have a 60Hz refresh rate, which means the screen is refreshed 60 times per second, but fast-moving images may appear blurry at this refresh rate, or the panel may suffer from screen tearing, an artifact that occurs when the monitor displays pieces of two or more screen draws at the same time. Look for a display with a 120Hz or higher refresh rate, which not only helps reduce image blur and eliminate tearing, but is a requirement for active 3D technology.
Odd Lots: History Has a Warning for Investors in Initial Coin Offerings
Odd Lots: History Has a Warning for Investors in Initial Coin Offerings
Securing the Digital Experience
Organisations have a battle ahead of them - to create exciting, innovative content for their customers while remaining secure and compliant.
Best wireless chargers for iPhone 8, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 and more
Note: Some of the wireless chargers below will allow for fast wireless charging on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, but that feature won't be available until Apple releases a new software update that's expected to land later this year. Until then you'll only be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone at normal speeds. We'll be sure to test the feature and update this guide when the update lands.
How to install Windows apps on the Raspberry Pi
There are ways to get Windows software up-and-running, provided you don't mind shelling out for some additional tools.