Gadgets, Game & Mobile News

'Galaxy Note7' name confirmed by leaked pics

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 23:57
Can't wait for Samsung's next entry into the plus-sized phone category? A tweet from Evan Blass aka evleaks reveals three colors of what will apparently be called the Galaxy Note7 (no space?), in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral. There have...

Scientists use light to nuke cancer cells in mice

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 22:40
In the great fight against cancer, scientists look for solutions that are both effective and less ravaging than current treatments like chemotherapy. One experimental concept, optogenetics, uses light to reduce or eliminate cancer cells. Researchers...

Panasonic's $699 UHD Blu-ray player arrives in September

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 21:51
If you thought Ultra HD Blu-ray players were already pretty expensive, Panasonic would like to have a word. Whereas Samsung's player and the recently released unit from Philips aim for a mainstream crowd with $400 price tags, Panasonic is targeting a...

If this is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it sure looks good - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 21:38
New leaked images that could be Samsung's next big phone show off a mellow Blue Coral shade.

NASA's New Horizons probe is officially set to explore the Kuiper Belt

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 20:19
After capturing and transmitting the most detailed images of Pluto we've ever seen, NASA's New Horizons space probe is getting a new mission. NASA announced today that the probe had received funding to continue its exploration of the outer reaches of...

Will Jay Z be Apple Music's next big player? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 44) - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 19:57
Apple is in talks to buy Tidal, and Spotify versus Apple Music is tech's latest version of "he said, she said."

ESPN2 will televise the 'Street Fighter V' finals from Evo 2016

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 19:32
Professional gaming continues its slow creep into the mainstream, landing airtime for another tournament on a prominent sports channel. ESPN2 will air the world championship matches for Street Fighter V live from the Mandalay Bay events center on Jul...

Invoxia’s Voice Bridge puts your landline in your pocket

TechCrunch - Fri, 2016-07-01 19:24
voice bridge If you’ve ever wished you could roll out a five-mile extension cable for your home phone so you can get your calls when you’re out and about, Invoxia’s new Voice Bridge may be the solution to your globetrotting woes. It’s a virtual phone that connects your landline to your Wi-Fi, making it available via an app. Read More

Google talks up its self-driving cars’ cyclist-detection algorithms

TechCrunch - Fri, 2016-07-01 18:47
google_bike_vis1 Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some interesting details about the system’s ability to detect and avoid cyclists. Read More

Police confirm DVD player found in Tesla Autopilot wreck

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 18:36
A day after we learned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a fatal crash involving Tesla's Autopilot feature, more details have emerged. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to Reuters that a portable DVD...

Marrakesh Treaty will limit copyright, easing book access for blind and print-disabled worldwide

TechCrunch - Fri, 2016-07-01 18:23
gettyimages-braillle-blind-528699742 It’s difficult enough already for the visually impaired to read the books and publications sighted people take for granted, but it’s downright impossible when the content isn’t even available in accessible formats. Fortunately, a global agreement aimed at alleviating the problem passed a major milestone today and may take effect before the end of the year. Read More

The Public Access Weekly: I want to believe

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 18:05
Yes, we did accidentally rickroll y'all this week in the Trent Reznor/Juno post. Our (hilarious, unintentional but not really regrettable) bad. Thanks to the attentive commenters who alerted us to the error. Also, for those of you keeping track of...

BMW partners with Intel to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 17:41
BMW has already said it wants to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021, but the automaker doesn't have all the technological know-how to make that a reality. To get there, BMW today announced a partnership with Intel and computer vision / sensing c...

Apple and Tidal: Because only an idiot refuses a meeting with Jay Z - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 17:33
Tidal offers Apple more star power, but selling out could jeopardize the one thing that makes it valuable.

Verizon will reward customers for referring new subscribers

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 17:14
Need a little extra pocket money? Is Verizon your cell phone carrier? You might be able to hit the company up for a little boost in your cash flow then, provided you bring a few new customers along with you.

The tech that could have prevented Tesla's Autopilot crash is coming in 2018 - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 17:13
For now, you'll probably want to keep your hands on the wheel.

Verizon is kicking off July with some sweet deals on accessories - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 17:04
You can save on the Canary Home Security System, Mophie Power Pack or UE Speakers.

Alibaba announces new system to track and remove fake goods

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 16:49
If you've ever shopped at Alibaba, you know to tread carefully: the online marketplace has long had a problem with merchants peddling counterfeit goods. It's given the site a bad reputation, creating tension between Alibaba and major brands. Today, t...

Spotify says Apple uses App Store as a 'weapon' to choke rivals - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2016-07-01 16:36
Spotify reportedly says the tech giant is rejecting its new app because it competes with Apple Music.

US Senate finally dumps BlackBerry

Engadget - Fri, 2016-07-01 16:26
The US Senate's Sergeant at Arms (SAA) announced earlier this week that staffers would no longer be able to request new BlackBerry OS 10 devices for official work. That includes the Q10, Z10, Z30, Passport and Classic. In their place, the SAA is offe...