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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12 lingering questions we have after watching the first season of Stranger Things

We really dug the first season of Netflix’s show Stranger Things . It’s a great mix of nostalgia for the films of the 1980s and a great story about a town getting to the bottom of a strange disappearance of a local boy. Like any good show, it left us wanting a bit more, and left us some questions to chew over while we wait for  season two to be released in 2017 .

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.”

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.

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Apple will package Lightning EarPods and adapter with iPhone 7

A new image circulating online, purporting to be insert documentation for the upcoming iPhone 7, appears to confirm that Apple will be bundling Lightning EarPods as part of its next-gen handsets.

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.

Ultra-slim Windows 10 notebooks, 13-inch convertible Chromebook, and first curved screen laptop launched by Acer | ZDNet

For gamers, Acer also launched what it says is the world's first laptop with a curved screen. The monster Predator 21 X is a notebook with a 21-inch curved display utilising eye-tracking technology. The Windows 10 machine features Intel's seventh generation processor, two of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, and five cooling fans.

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Live from Samsung's IFA 2016 press conference!

Free-to-play is coming to the space MMO 'EVE Online'

Existing players' accounts will behave as they always have, except if their subscription lapses they'll be dropped down to Alpha clone status. To be clear, any progression made won't be lost, it's just as a free-to-play account those skills will be locked. CCP is actively encouraging existing players to court the Alpha clone accounts, bring them under their wing and boost the strength of their factions and alliances. The spin is that this will make existing players' games fresh and exciting by bringing thousands of new players into the world. Of course, new and old players alike will be able to upgrade to full accounts (or "Omega clones," under the new nomenclature) by paying a subscription fee (typically around $10 per month).

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.

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.

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.

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.”

5 Ways to Enhance YouTube Videos for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

YouTube offers a number of helpful features to optimize your videos for more views, subscribers, or conversions.

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."

Who Cares About the Headphone Jack? This Is What iPhone 7 Needs

There are rumors the iPhone 7 Plus will have an odd dual-lens camera , or two 12-megapixel f1.9 cameras side by side. But why? The two lenses are too close for any sort of 3D application, which makes you wonder why Apple has not added a 3D aspect to its phones. While 3D is borderline dead, that's largely due to pricey 3D imagers. But 3D movies taken at birthday parties and other events involving your children are very entertaining, so it would be great fun when combined with a 3D display that could easily be turned on and off.

Asus ZenWatch 3 has a fully round display and long battery life

Still not convinced? The ZenWatch 3 is one of the first smartwatches to be powered by the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It comes with a new technology called HyperCharge, which essentially takes the fast charging feature we've seen in phones and brings them to watches. In short, the ZenWatch 3 can be charged very fast: It takes only a 15-minute charge to replenish 60 percent of the watch's battery life.

Google search for Android now finds info hidden inside apps

The story behind the story: While In Apps searches happen on your phone, the company is probably gaining some information from the new feature. By studying those search terms, Google can better understand what people typically search for on their phones and then use that data to improve Google Now or better tailor their apps for users. That's just speculation, however.

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.

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.

68 million Dropbox passwords stolen by hackers

If you hadn’t changed your password since mid-2012, there’s not much reason to worry: since Dropbox forced a password reset on those accounts, the old one hackers found in the file wouldn’t be of any use. In addition, 32 million of the passwords were found to be strongly hashed using bcrypt, while the rest used the slightly weaker SHA-1 algorithm. The passwords had also been salted, i.e. appended with a random string of characters to obscure them further.

Behold! This is now the thinnest laptop in the world

Ultra-portables like this can sometimes sacrifice horsepower in an attempt to be as thin as possible, but, on paper, it doesn’t seem as if the Swift will have too many issues. It comes with a brand new 7th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Alongside that is a 13.3-inch, 1080p non-touch display. None of this is particularly special, but it should at least be competent.

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.

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.”

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Chromebook Master

Chromebooks are on the up and up . If you’re using a laptop running Google’s lightweight, web-based Chrome OS software, there are a bunch of hidden tricks you might not be aware of, from safely giving others access to your Chromebook to getting the newest features for the OS before anyone else. Here are 10 tips for becoming an expert Chromebook user.

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.

App Store down? It's not just you. [Update: It's back!]

The App Store is working just fine for us here at TNW, so hopefully it shouldn’t be down for too long for affected users. In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with the apps and content already on your phone.

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.

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.)

'Stranger Things' Season 2 is confirmed! Everything we know about it

The announcement was made on the show’s Facebook page with a brief confirmation that “The adventure continues” and that the series will be back in 2017. The announcement was accompanied by a brief video that, in keeping with the cryptic nature of the show, featured a series of mysterious terms flashing on the screen against the backdrop of the show’s iconic theme and logo font, coming together to form the words “Season Two.”

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.

Coursera gets into the online learning market

Today the online education company Coursera launched "Coursera for Business," a corporate learning product. The company will "work directly with business leaders to create a custom curriculum that maps back to their business needs."

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.

Mossberg: The post-Jobs Apple has soared financially, but lacks a breakthrough product

But there are some notable highlights. Over his five-year tenure, CEO Cook has roughly doubled Apple’s revenues and profits to an astounding $234 billion and $53 billion, respectively. Recent quarters have shown a rare downward trend, but the five-year pattern is still impressive. And this summer Apple sold its billionth iPhone, less than a decade after its introduction. That’s fewer units than all Android phones combined, but phenomenal for a single, premium product line. In just one quarter last December, iPhone sales exceeded the annual total for Jobs’s entire last year in fiscal 2011. But, again, sales have recently been declining.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed due to quality testing

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device.

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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.

Apple adds 2TB iCloud storage option

If 1TB of iCloud storage isn’t enough for you, there’s now a 2TB option for $20 per month.

Facebook starts testing stabilization for 360 video

At its @Scale conference in San Jose today, Facebook is announcing that it’s developed a new system for stabilizing 360-degree video and that it’s starting to test the system before rolling it out to all users on Facebook and its Oculus virtual reality platform.

How Amazon’s Alexa will work with Sonos

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa is coming to Sonos speakers next year, and you — a Sonos owner, an Echo beta tester, or maybe both — are naturally curious:  “How will it work?” “Do I need new speakers!?” “What does this mean???”

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.”

Basetrip creates the perfect cheat sheet for your travels

When you’re traveling soon, the website offers a concise briefing with all basic information about the country you’re about to visit. The info is broken up in different sections like Currency, Visa Requirements, Electricity and Communication Info. There’s even more in-depth categories like Cost of Living, that show how much the average meal in a restaurant or night at a hotel cost.

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Can Startup College Minerva Reinvent The Ivy League Model For The Digital Age?

This week, after in-person training at Minerva’s headquarters, Odera starts his new role as an assistant professor of political science. "The model allows me to stay at home with my wife and my son, and attempt to achieve a balance between work and family," he says. Going forward, it will also allow him to take longer trips to Kenya, where he is deeply involved in a range of social ventures and research projects focused on socioeconomic development. For Odera, there is no downside to the unconventional academic arrangement: "I’m efficient when I’m working independently."

Lenovo's unique Yoga Book doesn't replace ink and paper, it works with them

When you’re done typing, you simply tap a button and turn it into a drawing slate. You can sketch on it just like you would on a Wacom tablet and see your creations mirrored on the screen in full color. It’s a fantastic experience for artists and an even better one for note-takers. Lenovo includes a magnetic pad of paper, which attaches to the slate, so you can fold it back just like a real notebook and take notes. The stylus also comes with ink cartridges that are easy to find at any office supply store, and you can use any paper you like. If you attach the paper pad to the slate, you’ll have both a digital and an analog copy of your notes.

Apple's giant tax bill has potential to bring down the Irish government

Seriously I don’t understand why Apple fans are lining up in support of the company. Apple has basically freeloaded of everyone for long enough, including the American taxpayer. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Apple should pay its full share of tax. This pays for education, our roads and the infrastructure that helps make the research, development and distribution of these products so essential. This virtually 0% tax rate is unbelievable. For a company that already has absolutely enormous cash reserves into the billions such an attitude in really not excusable.

'Second Life' studio invites VR players to try 'Project Sansar'

Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg sees 'Sansar' as the 'WordPress of VR.'

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.

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52 Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal
53 Techies are furious Apple chose Jessica Alba to star in its new reality show about apps
54 The Fastest ISPs of 2016
55 Acer Made the Touchscreen Chromebook We've Been Waiting For
56 Google may drop Nexus branding for future phones
57 IMAX is getting the first shipment of headsets for its new VR theaters
58 Lenovo’s Yoga Book is a new kind of tablet
59 Elon Musk reveals a ‘major’ Tesla Autopilot update is coming soon
60 Stranger Things Season Two Will Add New Characters, New Settings, and Sequel Sensibility (UPDATED)
61 Life on Earth Emerged Millions of Years Earlier Than We Thought
62 People on Amazon Are Really Pissed Off About This Miniature Desk Set
63 Rewriting the tablet
64 Lenovo's Yoga Book is part tablet, part sketch pad
65 Motorola's new Moto Z Play is cheaper, but not compromised
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77 Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'
78 Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked
79 Bill Nye is coming back to TV with a Netflix talk show in 2017
80 Sunrise is dead, and so is the dream of an excellent calendar app
81 HTC makes $5 million investment in VR gaming startup Steel Wool Studios
83 Bang & Olufsen's Dalek-esque BeoSound wireless speakers project music 360 degrees
84 This 21-Inch Gaming Laptop With a Curved Display Is Too Absurd for This World
85 ICYMI: Sea power could take wind power's bragging rights
86 Google helps Faroe Islanders map their islands for Street View using sheep, kayaks, and more
87 The Best iPhone Camera Add-On Just Learned a Ton of New Tricks
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89 Fans think Stan Lee's cameos might mean he is The Watcher
90 Windows 10 Mobile review: Small fixes show this plucky phone OS won’t give up
91 The 14 best public colleges in America
92 Uber is rolling out fully electric vehicles in London
93 News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
94 DxO rolls out a waterproof case and other accessories for its iPhone camera
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