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You may not want to rely on Galaxy S8's Face Unlock

Unlocking Samsung's new phone could be as easy as pulling up a photo of the handset's owner's.

Scary trailer for Stephen King's 'It' isn't clowning around

Hey, should I go take a peek in that drippy dark sewer? The answer is NO, and also NEVER, and maybe NOT ON YOUR LIFE, emphasis on "life."

Tom Cruise battles gods and monsters in new 'Mummy' trailer

The new trailer shows an ancient evil unleashed, hordes of rats, a plane crash, building explosions and an epic underwater battle.

Everything Coming to Netflix in April

Bill Nye and a number of new shows and movies will help you deal with April showers.

Drone footage shows just how many VW TDIs are stashed at the Pontiac Silverdome

In case you're wondering how many VW diesels are being stored at the Pontiac Silverdome, the answer is "a whole lot."

SoftBank Wants Autonomous Shuttle On Public Roads By 2020

Japan could have a fleet of self-driving shuttles on the road within three years, if SB Drive reaches its target date for commercialization.

Snapchat Stories are now searchable by content

Snapchat Stories are now searchable. The company announced today that users can use the search bar at the top of the app’s main page to find whatever they want in a story. That means you can type...

Apple sneers at laptops in new iPad Pro push

Commentary: In new ads, Cupertino chuckles at laptops because they're heavy and lack battery life.

VRPhysio enables patients to do physical therapy in virtual reality

Evan Orr needed physical therapy, but he found out the hard way that it wasn't easy to do. Physical therapy is always a big part of rehabilitation, but no one wants to do the exercises. It's hard to book an appointment with a good therapist. And it's hard to know what is really working.

Is believing in Moore’s Law science or religion?

Intel was quiet about its technological advances for a while, and that made people wonder if Moore's Law was slowing down. In 1965, Intel chairman emeritus Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a chip will double every year, and that prediction has held true.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 can turn into a PC with its DeX dock

Samsung, like Motorola and Microsoft before it, is trying to turn a phone into a PC. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will pair with a new Samsung Desktop Experience (DeX) dock accessory to morph into a desktop PC-like environment. The specialized dock, that looks like a candle holder, supports a monitor connection via HDMI, keyboard, mouse, and two USB ports to help expand the Galaxy S8’s capabilities. Samsung’s dock even has a special embedded cooling fan to help keep the Galaxy S8 cool when you’re using it to display Android apps on a monitor, and a USB-C connection to power it.

Wishing for a cheaper smart plug? Geeni's got you covered

Enter the Geeni Energi, a smart plug that doesn't break new ground with its hardware or software, but does hit an affordable new price: $25. The Geeni Energi doesn't have the flashy design or features of industry leaders, or the integrations of the best competitors. But it establishes itself as one of the best affordable entry points to smart home tech -- which is exactly what a smart plug should do.

With new ecosystems, is the future bright for banking?

Revamping the customer journey Today’s well-informed customer demands superior-quality services from providers. They seek to work with brands that offer them just what they want, and when it comes to banking and financial services, trust, convenience, and security are the three primary concerns of customers. Therefore, adapting to the new regulatory requirement and finding success in a more complex industry landscape is all about giving customers choice. Only those institutions that are technically able and culturally willing to build new, improved customer experiences will be able to survive and thrive in the competitive landscape of the banking industry.

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using Snap Spectacles

When you’re done recording, open the Snapchat app on your phone and swipe up to view your memories. The videos from your paired Spectacles will automatically begin importing. Videos from glasses have circular thumbnail images because they’re recorded in a special, round format. Here you can view them one by one and decide to share them to a few people or in your story for all friends to see.

How IoT is disrupting the technology world around us

Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us. This may look like a bold statement to many, but that’s the truth. From elevators to planes, there will be 30 billion connected devices in the next three years. Clearly, IoT is moving fast, and tech giants are taking bold measures to constantly push the boundaries of what can be achieved with the IoT.

Want a more secure home stat? Abode is the way to go

Setting up Abode's starter kit begins with the related app. Download the Android or iOS software and follow the instructions to pair all of the accessories. Each piece of wall-, door- or window-mounted hardware comes with an adhesive backing for easy installation. You can remove it from a surface with relative ease, but you won't want to do this often -- I accidentally stripped off some paint when we pulled the battery-powered camera/motion detector from a doorframe.

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Police make first arrest in Facebook Live sexual assault case

The assault has already drawn attention to the ongoing problems with livestreaming, such as the challenges of enforcing policy mid-stream and a disturbing tendency for viewers to look on rather than call for help. And the arrests are likely to lay the groundwork for responses to future cases like this. However, the bullying suggests that Facebook and other social networks have more work to do. Ideally, they'd be quick to clamp down on harassment after a stream incident so that cruel commenters can't make a bad situation even worse.

A.I. Versus M.D.

My own induction into diagnosis began in the fall of 1997, in Boston, as I started my clinical rotations. To prepare, I read a textbook, a classic in medical education, that divided the act of diagnosis into four tidy phases. First, the doctor uses a patient’s history and a physical exam to collect facts about her complaint or condition. Next, this information is collated to generate a comprehensive list of potential causes. Then questions and preliminary tests help eliminate one hypothesis and strengthen another—so-called “differential diagnosis.” Weight is given to how common a disease might be, and to a patient’s prior history, risks, exposures. (“When you hear hoofbeats,” the saying goes, “think horses, not zebras.”) The list narrows; the doctor refines her assessment. In the final phase, definitive lab tests, X-rays, or CT scans are deployed to confirm the hypothesis and seal the diagnosis. Variations of this stepwise process were faithfully reproduced in medical textbooks for decades, and the image of the diagnostician who plods methodically from symptom to cause had been imprinted on generations of medical students.

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat. Different reports offer different estimations of how many jobs will be lost, while politicians and economists argue that technology creates as many jobs as it destroys, maintaining an equilibrium in employment over the long run.

Three delicious, health-conscious Blue Apron meals for two — for just $25 (58% off)

It’s simple — the fine folks at Blue Apron will send you ingredients and recipes to assemble three amazing meals for two. No freeze-dried meats and dehydrated veggies here: Your Blue Apron bundle sports farm-fresh produce, top-notch antibiotic-free meats and seafood, artisanal spices, grains and cheeses. You’ll be working with the finest products from small-scale farmers to create culinary delights.

Tesla Global Vehicle Sales Rose 69% in First Quarter to 25,000

Tesla Inc. on Sunday said its global sales rose 69% in the first quarter, its best quarter of sales yet, putting the auto maker on a path to meet its goal of 50,000 deliveries in the first half of the year.

The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

In January the company named former Microsoft Corp. executive Qi Lu as its chief operating officer, with a mandate to reshape the company around such technologies as deep learning, augmented reality, and image recognition. He joins Chief Scientist Andrew Ng, a Stanford academic who worked on Alphabet Inc.’s deep learning group before decamping to Baidu in 2014. Under Ng’s watch, the company’s AI team, which is scattered across research labs in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Sunnyvale, Calif., has grown to 1,300 and is expected to increase by several hundred more hires this year. “A ton of stuff is invented in China, and a ton of stuff is invented in the U.S.,” says Ng, who’s based in Silicon Valley. “By having people in both countries, we see the latest trends.”

Wacom's Intuos Pro caters to creatives of all stripes

You can change the ring color around the head for self-expression or to be able to recognize yours if it hangs out in a crowd of other Wacom pens.

Windows 10's Creators Update arrives on April 11th

As this is designed to be for creators, Microsoft has focused on a new 3D Paint app for Windows 10. It comes bundled with the Creators Update, and it lets you easily create 3D objects that will eventually work with Windows Mixed Reality-enabled headsets later this year. There’s even support for 360-degrees videos in the movies and TV app, and a new ebook section of the Windows Store. Microsoft is also tweaking its Edge browser with a new tab management feature that lets you set aside and store collections of tabs, and adding support for reading ebooks.

Co-driver Chris keeps your phone out of your hands in the car - Roadshow

Instead of simply playing whatever message comes through the phone, however, Weiss says that Chris employs artificial intelligence, making it aware of the current driving context. As such, it will hold off on alerting you to an incoming message until you've completed a freeway merge or other traffic maneuver. Weiss describes it as acting similar to a passenger, who knows to keep quiet when you need to concentrate on driving.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Lighter, sleeker, better

As an added bonus, Chevy's popular crossover lost 400 pounds for the 2018 model year, about 10 percent of last year's weight.

10 Games Every Nintendo Wii U Player Needs

Nintendo's next console, the mysterious NX, may be approaching faster than we think. But buying a Wii U right now will give you access to free online multiplayer, Wii backwards compatibility, and most importantly a slowly growing library of modern Nintendo classics like the 10 games featured on this list. From old favorites like Mario and Donkey Kong, to sexy witches, to trigger-happy squid kids, this console is full of pleasant surprises.

Jeep Safari Concept packs a roof-mounted drone, suicide doors - Roadshow

Jeep Performance Parts fitted to this vehicle include Dana 44 axles front and rear, complete with selectable diff locks. A full set of one-off full-length skid plates keeps the underbody protected.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Specs Comparison

Every year, the best of Samsung battle it out with the Best of Apple. It’s the latest from Samsung’s Galaxy S series, vs Apple’s iPhone. This time, the battle is a lot more interesting. First of all, there are two versions – the S8 and the S8+. And Samsung has pushed a lot of boundaries when it comes to the hardware. But how exactly does the new Samsung S8 and S8+ hardware compare to the latest iPhones? We’ve got the numbers for you.

Jeep Switchback Concept wants to be the ultimate off-roader - Roadshow

Jeep's Switchback Concept takes a Wrangler Rubicon and throws a kitchen sink's-worth of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts catalog parts at it.

Elon Musk to aliens: 'Damn you'

Commentary: In a couple of well-timed April 1 tweets, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO chuckles at himself and his grand designs.

McLaren festoons 570GT with carbon feathers for April Fools' Day - Roadshow

McLaren festoons 570GT with carbon feathers for April Fools' Day

Apple Reportedly Plans on Offering TV Bundle Including HBO, Showtime, and Starz

According to a report from Recode over the weekend, Apple is currently working on a plan that would see it sell a “premium TV bundle,” which would include access to HBO, Showtime, and Starz. These channels are available in the other streaming TV packages offered by other companies, but they’re usually part of a bigger bundle, including other, not-so-premium channels. (Hulu, Amazon, and some others do offer subscribers the ability to just add these premium channels individually, for what it’s worth.)

Apple’s latest iPad is the tablet equivalent of the iPhone SE

Most importantly, it’s got a low, low starting price: $329. That price is so important to the identity of this product that it’s mentioned on its online product description page as if it were a feature. The only other modern Apple device that has that characteristic is the MacBook Air, which was last updated two years ago and now serves as the bottom of the Mac laptop lineup, given the arrival of the 12-inch MacBook and the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Top tech gadgets (April 2017 edition) | ZDNet

One of the easiest-to-use home entertainment hubs out there, the Apple TV is a great way to get an existing television to do a lot more. And it's not bound to the Apple iTunes store either - with apps such as Hulu, Netflix, HBO Now, Watch ESPN giving access to a whole raft of entertainment.

Samsung removes the physical home button: The Galaxy S8 is better as a result | ZDNet

Configurable navigation buttons : Samsung may have been able to make this change with a physical home button present, but I'm going to list it here since this is a major change for Samsung. Samsung has always placed the back button on the lower right and the recent apps button on the lower left. This is opposite the majority of Android phones and something that I know bugs many people. With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, users can now choose to switch these around.


This AC is being an AC, but he/she/it isn't completely wrong either. The Internet is becoming increasingly unusable. No matter what precautions you're taking, you're putting yourself at an unknown level of risk just by using it at all. Sadly I don't expect this situation to improve, I expect it to get worse. Even the most egalitarian and benign governments are monitoring the Internet to one extent or another, and personally I don't trust any corporation in any country to obey privacy laws if they think they can get away with it, and if they think there's money to be made from collecting and using your personally identifiable data.

Gonzaga won! Now hoops fans are asking: Where's Gonzaga?

Three teams in the Final Four have easy-to-locate school names. And then come the Zags.

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Get Out Surpasses Blair Witch as Highest-Grossing Debut for Original Screenplay

Plus, it’s a fucking incredible movie. I was on the edge of my seat from the opening shot to the closing credits. There’s a reason the movie’s revenue has increased almost 5-times over since its opening weekend. It’s thoughtful, engaging, and scary as hell. If you haven’t seen it yet, I could not recommend it more. Best film I’ve seen so far this year. Plus, I’m sure there are at least a few records this movie could still break before its theatrical run is complete.

Find Out How That Creepy Doll Got so Creepy in Annabelle: Creation Trailer

The first trailer for Annabelle: Creation is here, and we finally learn the truth about how the demonic doll barely featured in the original film, which got its own prequel spinoff a short time later, actually came into being. We learn that a dollmaker and his wife created Annabelle several years after their daughter was hit by a car and killed. Now (technically then), she’s ready to make some orphan girls feel right at home when they come live in the remote farmhouse.

THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

Through this exclusive study and in-depth research into the field, BI Intelligence details the components that make up IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market in terms of device installations and investment through 2021. And we examine the importance of IoT providers, the challenges they face, and what they do with the data they collect. Finally, we take a look at the opportunities, challenges, and barriers related to mass adoption of IoT devices among consumers, governments, and enterprises.

Man sleeping with charging iPhone suffers severe burns

Commentary: An Alabama man wakes, his dog tag makes contact with the charger and he gets a severe electric jolt.

Verizon Insists That It Isn't Going to Install Spyware on All of Its Android Phones

A few days ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a report that Verizon plans to install highly-invasive spyware on its subscribers’ Android phones. Since then, Verizon has insisted that the “AppFlash” software is only a test run and has only been installed on one type of Android device.

NYC’s smart city leaders say it's all about the sharing and caring

Rather than focus on the disruptive and competitive nature of new technology, New York’s smart city czars are emphasizing collaboration with business and other smart cities.

Norway Gets a New Doomsday Vault That Stores Data

According to documents from Piql, a country can upload test, images or audio-visual content to Piql’s servers. That data is then transferred to the special film that is designed to withstand significant wear and tear. It’s then placed into a secure box and housed inside the heavily fortified vault. As long as the internet and servers are still functioning, the data will remain searchable online. Upon request, it can be delivered digitally or shipped on a physical format of the users choice.

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders in Silicon Valley for years. Many Y Combinator cofounders use it to get their companies started on paper. And now, Clerky is launching two new tools called Hiring and Fundraising to help startups move beyond incorporation.

Cyclists Hunting for an Edge Are Turning to Data, Not Drugs

Telefónica started studying Quintana and seven other top Movistar riders last season and this year expanded the system to include all 28 members of the team, using data collected by heart monitors, GPS location trackers, and a host of other devices. Mikel Zabala, a Movistar coach and professor of sports science at the University of Granada, began analyzing rider data in 2013 using a pair of off-the-shelf programs aimed at shaping the training regimens of endurance athletes such as cyclists and marathoners. He complemented them with Excel spreadsheets, in which he did complex calculations to track racers’ performance and the level of physical stress they face while riding. When the Luca researchers signed on, Zabala asked them for software to analyze a rider’s energy output and reactions to different terrain, which had been impossible in his spreadsheets given the number of variables and the difficulty of the math. The new data “helps you know you are going in the right direction,” Zabala says.

Asus ROG G752VS OC Edition review: Bright lights, big performance, a bit disappointing

The over-the-top design is a carryover from last year's G752V models . With its giant rear exhaust fins and copper heatsink, it's built to keep its overclocked seventh-gen Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card cool under load and let everyone around you know there's considerable power under the hood. There are the bright red lid lights, too, and there's even a tinted plastic panel on the bottom so you can have a bit of a look at the components.

The Best Computer Monitors of 2017

Size: Desktop monitors generally fall between 15 and 34 inches. The size of the panel is measured diagonally. While it's always nice to have a big viewing area, it may not be practical, given desktop space constraints. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. A 24-inch monitor is a good choice if you wish to view multipage documents or watch movies, but have limited desk space. But there's nothing like watching a movie or playing a game on a large screen, so if you have room on your desktop, a 27-inch display delivers a big-screen experience for a reasonable price. Or, if space is not an issue, consider a massive 34-inch, curved-screen model to bring a true movie-theater experience to your desktop. If you're looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a single display, check out one of the ultra-wide, big-screen models. They are available in sizes ranging from 29 to 38 inches with curved and non-curved panels, have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and come in a variety of resolutions, including Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD).

Samsung confirms the Note 7 is coming back as a refurbished device

“The objective of introducing refurbished devices is solely to reduce and minimize any environmental impact,” Samsung told The Verge in a statement. It also hinted that the phone may be renamed entirely when more details are unveiled. “The product details including the name, technical specification and price range will be announced when the device is available. Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US.”

How to Get Diabetics Addicted to Data

Long says the FreeStyle Libre lets him “micromanage” his condition. An avid gardener, he says he measures his glucose about 20 times a day, sometimes more when he’s physically active, such as when he’s planting vegetables. “With the Libre, there is no limit to the number of scans you can do,” says Long, who pays about £100 a month ($123) for the sensor, which must be replaced every two weeks and isn’t yet covered by the National Health Service. “Over the two years I’ve been using it, there has been a significant reduction in my A1C reading,” he says, referring to a widely used glucose gauge.

Should you be worried about 8K TV?

Should you hold off on buying a 4K TV because of 8K? Definitely not. We are many, many years away from 8K being any kind of reality. Just because a few manufacturers are talking about selling 8K TVs in a few years means... well, basically nothing. Even when said TVs are under $5,000 it will still be years before it's mainstream. And remember, NHK was experimenting with broadcasting HD signals in the '80s, and we still didn't get actual HDTVs until the late '90s.

The best alternatives to the Apple iPad Smart Case: in pictures

The birch wood frame of this iPad Pro case from Pad & Quill is designed to preserve the top quality of the sound that comes from the tablet's four in-built speakers. The smart case's linen cover has the feel of a well-bound book, and comes in gray linen, charcoal and cranberry.

Social Media Marketing: The Hashtag Test - When Is It Too Much?

Hashtags are wonderful social media marketing tools. They can highlight trends, tie campaigns to chosen keywords, and isolate conversations. The allure of the hashtag is strong, especially for brands that desire a customized platform for their content. Twitter (and, to a lesser extent, Facebook, Instagram and Google+) thrives on hashtags for everything from primetime TV shows to organic political movements.

When the S in HTTPS also stands for 'shady'

Because it's now free and easy to add HTTPS to your site, criminals who exploit trusting internet users think Let's Encrypt is pretty groovy. When a site has HTTPS, not only do users know they can trust they're on an encrypted connection, but browsers like Google's Chrome display an eye-catching little green padlock and the word "Secure" in the address bar. What's more, privacy and security advocates, from the EFF and Mozilla (who founded it) to little people like yours truly, have done everything possible to push people to seek these out as a signifier that a website is safe...

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