Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 shipments over quality tests

The company hasn't said how long the delay will last. However, it could hurt Samsung's bottom line if it's substantial. The Galaxy Note 7 was already hard to find on store shelves due to demand, according to Samsung. Delays would only make those shortages worse, and increase the chances that frustrated customers will take their business elsewhere.

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Samsung shows off its latest smartwatch, the Gear S3

Last year’s Gear S2 was, without question, one of the best looking smartwatches around. After a few generations of unwieldy wearables, the company took it down a few notches with a device that was smaller and decidedly more minimalist. Where other companies have looked to bling it up, the electronics giant stayed subtle.

Instagram finally lets you zoom in on photos and videos

Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt. Over the past six months, you’ve seen many exciting changes come to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram. Zoom is available today for Instagram on iOS. Zoom will be available on Android in the coming weeks.

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Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

6 things we know are going to happen in 'Stranger Things' season 2

“We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins," Ross Duffer told EW. "And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”

Samsung unveils Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches

I’ve not been a fan of the smartwatch, partially because it lacked the design flair of traditional analog watches. Samsung knows about that issue. In fact, the electronics manufacturer believes that’s why consumers new to this category have shied away. That’s why the company on Wednesday unveiled the byproduct of its research: the Samsung Gear S3.

Life on Earth Emerged Millions of Years Earlier Than We Thought

Researchers working in Greenland have found traces of microbial life in our planet’s most ancient rocks. The discovery pushes back the oldest evidence of life on Earth by about 220 million years, showing just how habitable our planet was during its earliest stages.

The Thinnest Laptop in the World Needs a Touchscreen Keyboard

At IFA in Berlin Lenovo announced a nice array of refreshed laptops and tablets, updating great devices like the Lenovo Yoga 900 series (now the Lenovo 910) with 7th generation Intel processors, but one device stood out among the rest. It’s the tiniest laptop Lenovo has on display, so tiny the company is classifying it as a tablet. The Yoga Book is just 0.38-inches thick, which makes it the thinnest laptop currently available, and makes ultra slims like the half-inch thick Samsung Notebook 9 and Apple Macbook look positively chunky.

How a Hillbilly Delivery Man Is Trailblazing Our Cyborg Future

After losing his left arm to cancer in 2008, Jonny Matheny’s life changed radically. The self-styled West Virginia hillbilly, formerly a retail bread sales and delivery man, started traveling to medical research facilities around the country to volunteer as a test-subject for advanced prosthetics and experimental surgeries. Today, Matheny is something of a Model T for cyborgs, wielding one of the most advanced mind-controlled prosthetics ever built.

The New Snowden Movie is the Best PR He'll Ever Get

Ben Wizner, lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was pleased when he saw the upcoming movie about his client eight months ago. “This is a dramatization,” Wizner told Gizmodo. “Having said that, it tells a true story.”

Hasselblad reveals a Moto Mod that replaces your Moto Z's camera

Like, say, Sony's peculiar lens cameras , the True Zoom replaces the 13/16/23-megapixel on the back of whichever Moto Z you happen to own. Instead, you'll start working with a 1/2.3-inch 18.9-megapixel with big (think 1.55 micron) pixels and a 10x optical zoom. You'll probably notice a few things right off the bat. First off, everything's really well constructed. The mod itself is light, and when it's strapped to a Moto Z the textured grip is easy to hold on to and the zoom rocker around the shutter button works like a charm. With a big lens housing, a xenon flash and dark trim, the whole thing looks exactly like a pricey point-and-shoot from a distance. More importantly, the True Zoom behaves like one, too.

Business Insider launches official account on LINE, the messaging app beating Facebook in Asia

Business Insider launches official account on LINE, the messaging app beating Facebook in Asia

Bill Nye is coming back to TV with a Netflix talk show in 2017

“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods, and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

Samsung stops shipping Galaxy Note 7 after phones explode | Cult of Mac

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have barely made it into the wild, but early reports of the devices exploding in customers’ homes may have caused the company to delay shipments.

The Best iPhone Camera Add-On Just Learned a Ton of New Tricks

Every DxO One the company has shipped so far had a wireless chip inside it—it just wasn’t activated. Now it’s being turned on. With version 2.0 of the camera’s software, you can pair the camera to your phone via Wi-Fi just by plugging it in, skipping all the stupid direct-connection configuration (unless you’re in the woods and there’s no other network, in which case configuration it is). You can use your phone as a remote viewfinder for perfectly framed selfies, or mount the camera for long exposures away from your phone’s bright lights and moving parts. You can control a few settings on the camera itself, like switching from video to photo, but most fiddling still happens in the app. The real difference is just in the places you can fit the camera now—anywhere a deck of cards could go, the One can.

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Lenovo Yoga 910 review

After sticking with the same design for two years, Lenovo is giving the Yoga 900 a dramatic makeover and it's fair to say the Yoga 910 is completely different 2-in-1 laptop. Lenovo has tweaked or completely changed every element of its flagship convertible with everything including a slimmer chassis, larger 13.9-inch UHD screen, smaller bezels, revamped keyboard layout and the Intel 7th generation processors.

These Are the 10 Most Hated Reddit Posts of All Time

“Typically, what happens with content that users don’t want to see is apathy,” Horace told Gizmodo via email. “Somewhere around 40 percent of Reddit submissions are not upvoted or downvoted.” Those posts fade into obscurity. “The content that shows up on is not merely content that users have no interest in, it’s content that users actively hate,” He wrote.

Spacefaring multiplayer RPG ‘Eve Online’ will be free to play on PC in November

“The Alpha Clone State is the new base state for all clones, and it will be available to any character in New Eden at any time,” CCP Games explains. “Clones in the Alpha state will be able to train and use a specific set of skills including tech one Frigates, Destroyers and Cruisers for your faction, along with essential weapons and modules. Alphas will also train skills at a reduced rate compared to Omegas.”

Dropbox hack leaks more than 60 million usernames and passwords

Dropbox head of trust Patrick Heim confirmed in a statement that the usernames and passwords were from mid-2012. The company said all customers who haven't updated their passwords since that time period have been required to change their passwords.

Amazon and Wells Fargo Terminate Student Loan Partnership

Consumer advocates quickly assailed the partnership between the two companies after it was announced in July. Pauline Abernathy, a former official in Bill Clinton's White House who now works for the Institute for College Access & Success, described the arrangement as "the kind of misleading private loan marketing that was rampant before the financial crisis." She said both companies buried the otherwise high costs and inflexible repayment terms that she said are standard in private student loans and that the deal was a "cynical attempt to dupe current students."

Samsung's Gear S3 Is Simply Gigantic

Samsung’s just announced a major update to its Gear smartwatch, which is slowly but surely making a name for itself in a space crowded with Apple Watches and fashion pieces loaded with Android Wear. While all of Samsung’s competitors (apart from Apple) have embraced Google’s OS, Samsung continues to passionately beat the drum forits homegrown Tizen platform. This means there are far fewer apps available for the Samsung Gear S3 and it’s predecessor, the Gear S2, and it also means it will only really work with a Samsung phone. Yet if you’ve got such a phone in hand the Samsung Gears S3 could be your new (giant) smartwatch.

A Silicon Valley startup is renting the car from "Silicon Valley"

Turo, a startup that's best described as "Airbnb for your car," is renting out a 2006 Ford Escape emblazoned with full Aviato branding, with HBO's permission, among other cars from popular culture, such as a vehicle "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Google may drop Nexus branding for future phones

Bridget makes her return to Update with a little help. Reports hint that Google may have some new plans in store for its phones -- and the company is also reportedly shaking up the Nest smart-home team.

Moto Z Play arrives September 8: snap-on mods, and yay, a headphone jack! (hands-on)

Motorola's Moto Z is a premium phone that made its mark with magnetic snap-on accessories that make a lot of sense. The new Moto Z Play uses those same Moto Mods, but costs less. It wants to be your modular midrange friend. It's arriving September 8 in the US as a Verizon phone for $408 (or, $17/month), or GSM unlocked in October for $450 (versus the Moto Z, which will cost $700). Internationally, it arrives in September for "about 499 Euros.")

After Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO, he was still working on an Apple TV set

“He was really weak. Hearing nuances in speech was difficult. But he was really excited,” Mossberg said. “If you would have asked me five minutes after we hung up, I would have said he was going to reinvent the whole TV set. It would be Apple-esque, meaning it was high quality, and very easy to use. But he was thinking about more than hardware — that was clear, too.”

Is Google's New Ride-Sharing Service an Uber Killer?

Google’s ride-sharing service will be convenient for daily carpooling, which is why the company launched a pilot program around its California headquarters in May. San Francisco is a prime location for carpooling, because many commuters travel from outside the city for work everyday. Many city workers already use shared ride services (such as UberPool), so while Google’s service isn’t technically the same, it’s still encroaching on Uber’s business.

Asus' ZenWatch 3 Promises to Address the Most Annoying Thing About Smartwatches

Last year, Asus’s ZenWatch 2 was a really great and eminently affordable Android Wear device. This year, Asus is back with the ZenWatch 3, and it is addressing the pathetic battery-life problems that have plagued smartwatches for years.

PewDiePie's Twitter temporarily suspended after ISIS joke

Yesterday, popular YouTube personality PewDiePie made minor headlines for losing his Twitter verification checkmark. Today, he was briefly suspended for the service. "I did this yesterday as a joke," he explained on Youtube , teasing users who view Twitter verification as a status symbol . "But then America woke up and that's when shit got stupid." Overnight, Kjellberg says an account parodying Sky News posted a fake news story claiming he lost his verification status for having "suspected relations with ISIS." Later, the YouTuber referenced the article on Twitter, joking that both he and JackSepticEye had joined the terrorist organization. Later, his account Twitter account was suspended.

Alleged 'iPhone 7' packaging reaffirms 32GB model, Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter in the box

With just a week to go before Apple's Sept. 7 event, yet another packaging insert claimed to be for the "iPhone 7" reveals a return to the 32-gigabyte capacity, and also reaffirms that a Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter will be included in the box. The latest photo , shared Wednesday afternoon by , is very similar to alleged "iPhone 7 Plus" technical specifications that were revealed earlier in the day . But the latest photos are for a "iPhone 7" model with 32 gigabytes of storage. Both the 32-gigabyte "iPhone 7" sheet and the 256-gigabyte "iPhone 7 Plus" sheet both make mention of an Apple-branded Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter included in the box. Both handsets are also advertised to ship with new EarPods sporting a Lightning Connector. Certain parts of the packaging insert are suspect, such as the fact that it appears to be stuck to another piece of paper with holes punched in it. But the content matches the separate leak from earlier Wednesday, potentially supporting its legitimacy. As for the 32-gigabyte capacity, it's heavily rumored that the size will become the new entry level for this year's iPhone upgrade.

Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are powered by the outdated  Deflate compression algorithm . In addition to Zstandard, Facebook is also dropping its MyRocks storage engine as open source. MyRocks is currently being used by Facebook to improve the storage efficiency of its MySQL databases.

Acer Unveils Convertible Chromebook, Slim PCs, and a Gaming Behemoth

Finally, PC gamers can lust after the Predator 21 X laptop, the latest addition to the Predator lineup. Acer says it's the world's first notebook with a curved screen—a 21-inch IPS display. Couple that with eye-tracking technology, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, a full-size Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, and five cooling fans, and you get an immensely capable—and just plain immense—gaming machine.

PewDiePie got suspended from Twitter after making an ISIS joke

The suspension appears to  stem from a joke PewDiePie (whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) made about joining ISIS with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye . This originally led to PewDiePie becoming unverified – because making jokes in poor taste makes you less of a real public figure, apparently.

CBS All Access launches ad-free option for $9.99

CBS launched a $9.99-a-month "ad-free" subscription Wednesday for its online streaming service, CBS All Access. The higher-priced option joins its standard tier that costs $5.99 a month, which will remain unchanged. (Editors' note: CNET is owned by CBS.)

Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in iOS

Instagram just announced an update to its iOS app that will let you pinch to zoom on photos or videos. The new feature will be available across the entire app, according to Instagram — pinch-to-zoom will work on the media that shows up in your standard feed as well as on people’s profiles and in the Explore tab. Instagram said the new feature will be rolling out to Android “in the coming weeks.”

NVIDIA's 'Vault 1080' is a gloomy 'Fallout 4' mod

The mod, which is free to download and play, will add on a side quest that offers an extra hour of gameplay within the confines of Vault 1080, sending players through an area described as a "foggy, murky marsh" to the ruins of an old church where previously the congregation embraced "darkness and sickness" to survive.

Compass Raises $75M At $1B Valuation

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Acer has started shipping its StarVR headsets for use at the first IMAX VR center

StarVR made a small splash at last year’s E3 when it demoed its new high-end headset. Just ahead of this year’s gaming show, the company announced that it would be joining forces with Acer to collaborate on the designing and manufacturing of the amusement park-ready hardware.

Lenovo launches Yoga 910 convertible laptop, Yoga Book with keyboard you can draw on

The Yoga Book, available in Android and Windows 10 versions (starting at $499 and $549, respectively), is the more distinctive device of the two. Because the keyboard surface is very pressure-sensitive, it’s able to create a virtual version of what you’re writing even when you’re writing on a sheet of paper sitting on top of the keyboard, or even on the back of the keyboard. As a result, you can have two copies of your handwritten notes. Because of its compact size, it might not be the best choice for full-blown desktop computing, but it could be a good choice for getting important things done when you’re on the go.

Bill Nye is bringing his bow tie to Netflix

Once known as ‘The Science Guy’ Bill Nye is now here to ‘Save the World.’ His new talkshow, according to Netflix , sounds a bit like Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ with Nye subbing for Trevor Noah and science taking the focus away from politics and pop culture.

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

6 things we know are going to happen in 'Stranger Things' season 2

“We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins," Ross Duffer told EW. "And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”

Google lets Android users search in their apps

The company announced Wednesday the launch of Apps, a new search mode designed to enable users to search for information in the apps on their Android phones.

ICYMI: Sea power could take wind power's bragging rights

ICYMI: Sea power could take wind power's bragging rights

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Transmission is living up to its name by spreading nasty malware (again)

Security researchers at ESET discovered the newest bug, called OSX/Keydnap . Apparently, the malware was being spread through a recompiled version of Transmission that was temporarily distributed through its own website. OSX/Keydnap executes in a similar fashion to Transmission’s last malware infection, KeRanger, in that it adds a malicious block of code to the core function of the app. The difference, however, is in what comes next.

Tile's slimmest Bluetooth tracker won't bulk up your wallet

Slim works a lot like the original Tile, but here's a brief primer in case you need a reminder on how it works. Once you've associated and attached a Tile tracker with an object -- say your keys or your wallet -- you can now use the app to find it. If the item is within Bluetooth range, the app will show it with a green circle. Tap it and the tracker will emit an alarm. If it isn't, it'll show you the location where it was last seen, so you can retrace your steps to look for it. Either that or you can select "Notify when Found," where it'll now turn to the aforementioned crowd-finding feature to help you find it. If anyone with the Tile app running goes near the object, you'll then get a location ping. There are around 6 million Tiles on the market in over 200 countries, so chances are pretty good that this will happen.

'Iron Man' director's VR game lands on September 8th

Gnomes & Goblins will be available for the HTC Vive on September 8th on Steam, Viveport and Wevr's Transport network. Releases on Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are planned for later in the year.

How a Japanese cucumber farmer is using deep learning and TensorFlow | Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning Blog  |  Google Cloud Platform

It’s not hyperbole to say that use cases for machine learning and deep learning are only limited by our imaginations. About one year ago, a former embedded systems designer from the Japanese automobile industry named Makoto Koike started helping out at his parents’ cucumber farm, and was amazed by the amount of work it takes to sort cucumbers by size, shape, color and other attributes.

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