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Pixel / Pixel XL (New Nexus) release date, news and rumors

Or will it be the Nexus 6X and Nexus 7P?

Razer and Maingear partner on an all-out gaming PC

The R1 Razer Edition is as much about flashiness as performance.

While You Were Offline: Drake and Rihanna, Sitting in a Tree, Almost K-i-s-s-i-n-g

If you weren't paying attention to the Internet last week, you might have missed the sweetest Romeo and Juliet story of our time.

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Satellite owner says SpaceX owes it $50 million or a free flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./JERUSALEM Israel's Space Communication Ltd said on Sunday it could seek $50 million or a free flight from Elon Musk's SpaceX after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week by an explosion at SpaceX's Florida launch site.

Samsung Recalling all Galaxy Note 7 Units Sold Due to Potential Battery Explosion Risk

In an unprecedented move, Samsung today announced a worldwide recall of all the Galaxy Note 7 units it has sold so far. The company will be issuing replacement units to all Galaxy Note 7 customers irrespective of the purchase date.

Mythbusters' build team is reuniting for a Netflix show

The final season of Mythbusters had a conspicuous absence: the build team of Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron. While the Science Channel is rebooting Mythbusters as as a reality show, the secondary team will be returning to audiences with a new venture called The White Rabbit Project , which will begin airing on Netflix in December.

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How Do You Pronounce Tropical Storm Hermine?

Hermine has an identity problem, shifting from hurricane to tropical storm to “post-tropical cyclone.” Whatever the heck it is it’s already caused damage in Florida and power outages in Georgia, and South and North Carolina, and is expected to produce life threatening storm surges in New Jersey and New York over the course of today and tomorrow.


Moreover, the goal was to ultimately create something in the space of a $50 start phone and allow for piece and part purchases to evolve it over time. But, given that some of the modules in the LG G5 and 2016 Motorola lineup aren’t exactly burning up the charts, it stands to reason people aren’t ready to consider the concept. Although they are different ideas from the Ara stuff, it could be a factor in Google’s decision.

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[TECH NEWS] U.S. DoD needs "immediate action" to win the AI war:  #Tech #News #IoT #DoD

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16 Chromecast tips and tricks

After it's setup, the Chromecast is an extremely simple device to use with seemingly very few features. However, there are some tricks up its sleeve you may not be aware of.

Endings - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Wiki Guide - IGN

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, like previous Deus Ex games, will track the decisions you make and what you do - especially in the final few mission, can have an effect on the different Endings to the game.

The Best Security Suites of 2016

What's the Best? The chart at top details ten security suites that we definitely recommend, including multi-device suites, mega-suites, and entry-level suites. If you're looking for a suite that covers the basics without getting in the way, Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 and Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) are our Editors' Choice winners. In the mega-suite range, Editors' Choice goes to Bitdefender Total Security 2016, with more features than you can imagine. Symantec Norton Security Premium protects up to 10 devices, and McAfee LiveSafe (2016) doesn't put any limit on the number of devices—these two are our Editors' Choice products for cross-platform multi-device security suite. With one of these powerful tools protecting your devices, you can relax and enjoy some time off, whether it's exploring the world or your own back yard.

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Florida's eleven year hurricane drought just ended

Oklahoma Shuts Down Wells In the Wake of the Quake

Oklahoma was hit with an earthquake yesterday, its second 5.0+ quake this year. The increased number of earthquakes have been linked to the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—specifically the underground disposal wells where the run off from fracking is stored. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has taken note of the relationship between the quakes and the wells and has ordered the shutdown of 35 disposal wells.

Trump campaign turns to Instagram and the Trump kids to win over young voters

Technically Incorrect: An ad targeted at millennials attempts to show that the three adult Trump children are what those millennials should aspire to be.

How To Share Activity Data and Compete With Friends in watchOS 3

Now, Apple is making this entire thing social. You can now add your friends and share your Activity data with them. You’ll be able to see their activity, access leaderboards, and even challenge your friends and send them messages to motivate them.

Leslie Jones is back on Twitter and her comeback tweet rules

Leslie Jones is back to communicating with her adoring public on Twitter after cowardly hacker-trolls drove her away , probably to compensate for their own failings.

This WARN winch drags off-roading tech into the 21st century

Like the 4x4s they're designed to aide, winches have long remained technologically stagnant. There are many reasons for this. Mostly, I chalk it up to a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. If I am honest, that's not far off from the "hold my beer and watch this" mental attitude. But I won't go there right now.

Here's what else to expect at Apple's iPhone event | ZDNet

Only a few days to go until the next iPhone is unveiled. But there will be a lot more going on at this event than just the unveiling of a new iPhone.

Nerd Wins Scrabble Championship With Word You’ve Never Heard Of

As you probably already know, the World Scrabble Championship 2016 final took place on Saturday. Brett Smitheram, a 37-year-old east Londoner took home the grand prize of €7,000, which is equivalent to about $7,815 USD.

Are iPhone prices giving you heartburn? Consider your options

It's hard to say what Apple will do with SE pricing once the iPhone 7 is announced. After all, the iPhone SE has only been out about six months. Still, I'd say if the prices remain the same, it's probably the best deal you can get on a new iPhone. And I would opt for the 64GB model of the iPhone SE for $499 rather than buy an iPhone 6S with only 16GB of storage for $549. Trust me when I say that 16GB is inadequate.

Intel Kaby Lake announced as the 7th generation Core processor

Intel’s Skylake processors are getting a mid-generation refresh in the shape of the new Kaby Lake CPUs, launching today under the "7th generation Core" branding. In short, Kaby Lake is a revamp of the 14nm Skylake with a few efficiency and power improvements thrown in. It’s the chip that bridges the gap until the 10nm Cannonlake , which Intel has penciled in for 2017.

Millionaire Supermodel Rides Lyft For Free Because Life Isn't Fair

Before Uber could win one of its most famous customers back, Lyft offered Jenner free rides for a year. The supermodel thanked Uber’s competitor for its generosity on her Snapchat channel.

A Singaporean couple is offering to house pregnant women who live in Zika hotzones

She was quoted saying: "I was just imagining what pregnant women feel right now, and I had this idea. We’ve an extra room, and I’ve never been bitten by a mosquito in my house. Someone might need a room somewhere, and we have that extra space."

25 Poll: Which Rumored iPhone 7 Feature Are You Excited about the Most?

Let’s be honest here: the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus don’t feel slow almost a year after their launch in any way. But that will not stop Apple from including a more powerful A10 chip inside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The extra 12MP sensor at the rear of the iPhone 7 Plus will also lead Apple to include 3GB of RAM on it. The extra RAM will be required for the additional imaging capabilities that the handset will pack. It should, however, also help in improving the multitasking performance of the device by quite a bit.

How the presidential election is impacting tech IPOs

No matter where you stand politically, there is no doubt that the 2016 election is different from the rest. Never before have we seen two candidates this polarizing and levels of national frustration and discontent this high.

Star Trek's Jeri Ryan reaaaaally wants a transporter

The "Star Trek: Voyager" star reveals how playing a character rediscovering her humanity after being kidnapped and traumatized by the Borg helped pave her professional path. Also, she's more of a Star Wars fan.

Withings’ Steel HR brings smartwatch brains to a gorgeous analog watch

However, there are two new additions to the Steel HR that put it a step above last year’s Activité. The previous Withings watches didn’t offer a display or a heart rate sensor, so you always had to sync it up with the Withings HealthMate app to see your metrics. Now, the crown on the side of the watch functions as the power button for a tiny, round display on the watch face. The display shows all your fitness metrics like calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, and your heart rate. The display can also show you notifications from your smartphone and the date.

25 Android apps with dark themes

I know I’m not the only one who’s sensitive to bright light shining in my face in the nighttime, and heck, even in the daytime.

EDGE COMPUTING IN THE IoT: Forecasts, key benefits, and top industries adopting an analytics model that improves processing and cuts costs

Right now, most of this data management and analysis is performed in the cloud or enterprise data centers. However, several IoT technology providers are promoting a different model called edge computing, or “fog computing,” for the IoT. In an edge computing model, sensors and connected devices transmit data to a nearby edge computing device, such as a gateway device (a networking device like a switch or router) that processes or analyzes the data, instead of sending it back to the cloud or a remote data center.

How Much Did Jill Stein's Flight Mix-Up Harm the Environment?

While the two-hour drive from the two Ohio cities has a negligible impact on the environment, flying to Cincinnati in lieu of Columbus is a whole other story. It remains unclear where exactly Stein was coming from. If we assume she flew out of LaGuardia Airport in New York—her campaign headquarters is in Brooklyn—her flight to Cincinnati emitted approximately 3,134.2 kg of CO2. A flight from LaGuardia to Columbus, however, only emits 2,680 kg of CO2.

The top 9 ways your iPhone is going to change when iOS 10 comes out

Tim Cook.Apple Apple is going to push an update to nearly all iPhones next week with a whole bunch of improvements and changes.

Neato’s new vacuum bots cut old prices but keep their sweet features

Like Neato’s prior models, Botvac D3 and D5 rely on laser-guided navigation to help them avoid collisions as they roam around, mapping and adapting to rooms in real time. Like the company’s flagship, Botvac Connected, the D3 and D5 connect to Wi-Fi — which lets you send the vacuum on a cleaning spree even while you’re out of the house. They can also be controlled remotely via the Neato app — which lets you show off your vacuum driving skills as you steer the Botvac around a particularly filthy area.

IMAX’s StarVR-powered movie centers are coming this year

Content shown on these headsets will be “short form,” likely similar to some of the promotional VR tie-ins we’re already seeing. They’ll have been shot using IMAX’s own VR cameras, which were announced in partnership with Google earlier this year. Lister described them as “cinema-grade” devices that IMAX was planning to give to “the JJ Abrams and the Chris Nolans of the world” to produce cinematic VR content. You’ll then be able to watch these experiences on StarVR’s 5K screen which offers a 210 degree field of view list Lister described as “very IMAX-like”

Review: Slim Pack really is a nearly perfect backpack

The only buyer Slim Pack may not be for is one who packs heavy, or has a massive computer. Slim Pack can accommodate a 15-inch MacBook Pro just fine, but if you’ve got a larger computer, I can’t say Slim Pack would work for you even with the divider removed. It’s possibly less durable than some other backpacks, but I’m not a one to abuse bags, so that’s not concerning. If you find yourself tossing bags onto a seat on the train or drop-kicking them under your desk, Slim Pack may not be your best choice.

These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you’ll get.

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EU’s Juncker: Apple tax decision is clearly based on facts and rules

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – The EU’s ruling that Apple Inc must pay a huge tax bill to Ireland was clearly based on facts and existing rules and was not a decision aimed against the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Sunday.

10 things you didn’t know about Europe’s tech scene

2. The curious case of tiny Sweden It’s clear from the above city ranking how close Stockholm is to Berlin in number of deals. In dollar value, Stockholm is already 3x bigger than Berlin, thanks to Spotify. There was a time that startups moved from Stockholm to Berlin to scaleup their business – think SoundCloud. But now Sweden is in a league of its own with unicorns such as Skype, Minecraft, Klarna, Spotify, and King. And who doesn’t know MySQL, Kazaa, uTorrent, and Pirate Bay? The country is leading the 2016 ranking in a number of industries, including gaming, music-tech, and sport-tech, giving much bigger economies such as Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, and France a run for their money. The high number of deals is all the more surprising given that the country has a population of less than 10 million, with less than 1 million in Stockholm.

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Let’s just admit Google's Project Ara was a terrible idea and move on

LG just tried to do modular, and the reception was luke-warm. Nobody really cares, because even with a product as polished as LG’s, modular smartphones are not easy. Those who’ve tried the phone out say pieces don’t fit right, and components are expensive and stupid — everything they forgot when it came to Ara.

Become a Big Data pro with lifetime access to over 130 analytics courses, now just $39

One thing that virtually all successful businesses today have in common? They make important decisions based on insights derived from their data. And you can become your company’s (highly paid) Big Data pro via the Ultimate Data & Analytics Bundle .

Take a Day Off Between CrossFit Workouts, Study Says

Yeah, we know, your CrossFit gym has completely changed your life, you’ve never looked/felt better, and all other exercise programs pale in comparison. But you may want to ease off the intensive workouts now and then. All that over-exertion can actually impair your immune system, according to a new study just published in Frontiers in Physiology .

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Oddly satisfying images of cable management make me happy

As some may have guessed by my inclusion of velcro ties in our holiday gift guide (my colleagues laughed at me, then DM’d me in Slack to let me know how great the ties were), I dislike rogue cables. It’s even more bothersome to scale, but these images prove to me there are people who care as much as I do about cable management.

Razer gaming keyboard aims to be the best of both worlds

Gaming keyboards tend to be an either/or proposition. Either you get the fast action and feedback of mechanical switches , or you 'settle' for the relative comfort of membrane rubber domes. Razer doesn't think you should have to choose. It's introducing the Ornata, a keyboard series whose "Mecha-Membrane" hybrid promises both the soft feel of a membrane with the "crisp, tactile" input of mechanical switches. It's too soon to say how well it works in practice (you'd likely want to spend days with an Ornata to know it inside-out), but it's also rare to see keyboard makers experimenting this way -- it might be worth a look if you're uncomfortable with pure mechanical keys.

9 important trends at IFA that will shape the tech world this holiday season

The show floor is open at IFA 2016, and with it comes the tech trends that’ll set the tone for the rest of the year. Though there’s no shocking new launch at this year’s show, we saw many newer product categories — like virtual reality — expand their influence. There’s also a resurgence in tech you’ve come to take for granted, like tablets and mid-range phones. Here are some major trends we’re seeing at the show that you should know.

LG may have tipped Apple’s 5K display hand at IFA this week

While we probably shouldn’t expect a curved display from Apple, LG’s own is probably as much proof-of-concept for USB-C connectivity as it is a standalone monitor for your desktop. If Apple does have new displays for us this Fall, we can look back on this as a precursor to those high-end displays as we plug them into our MacBooks.

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Forget the Model 3 — Tesla needs to hurry up and make the Model Y

The electric-car maker has about 370,000 orders for the Model 3, which is priced at $35,000 before tax incentives, and aims to begin production of the vehicles by the end of 2017. But Musk has hinted that the bulk of Model 3 orders won’t be delivered until 2018. What’s more, Tesla has not yet given a firm timeline of when to expect the Model Y or a pickup truck.

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61 Acer's 21-inch 'laptop' gives ridiculous a new name
62 It's crunch time for Nest
63 CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution
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65 When a rare syndrome renders girls voiceless, tech helps them speak again
66 Tor’s Branding Pivot is Going to Get Someone Killed
67 Shaking hands with GM and NASA's RoboGlove
68 Ben Heck's Xbox One S teardown
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72 Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible
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75 The first secret of design is ... noticing
76 Apple's Twitter account rises from the dead -- sort of
77 Is This Film the First True Live-Action Virtual Reality?
78 Infinity Ward’s multiplayer lead explains why Infinite Warfare is still Call of Duty
80 Apple Music's Personalised Curated Playlists Go Live for iOS 10 Beta Users
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83 Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker
84 The Most Stylish Wearables at IFA 2016
85 Your washing machine should be smarter about washing clothes than you are
86 Login: An Awesome Jailbreak Tweak That Brings an OS X-Styled Lock Screen to Your iPhone
87 How the startup economy is replacing the traditional resume
88 Carbon Nanotube Transistors Are On The Passing Lane
90 As long as robots look adorable and make us coffee, we’ll be eating out of their robotic hands
91 Samsung’s smart belt is now on Kickstarter, and it’s still called WELT
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