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Apple and Samsung are ready to kill the SIM card

Apple and Samsung have reportedly teamed up in an effort to replace traditional phone SIM cards with a digital alternative. This would eradicate the need to switch SIM cards between different phones and facilitate free changing between networks.

Samsung wants to make 11K smartphone displays reality by 2019

Samsung is reportedly investing millions into developing an 11K display designed to be fitted to smartphones, despite most people never having owned a 4K or 8K device. The stunningly high-definition screen would apparently create a "3D effect".

Samsung says it can double mobile battery life with graphene

Samsung has announced it has successfully doubled the capacity of the Li-ion batteries used in modern electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. It is achieved by using a new composite material in the cathodes, made of graphene.

Facebook's facial recognition can recognise you without your face

Facebook's facial recognition has become so accurate that it is now able to identify you in a photo even if you have your back to the camera. The system is not available on Facebook's public site but should be coming soon for any photo that you upload.

iPhone 7 may ditch the plastic antenna strips

A new patent granted to Apple suggests that it may have solved the issue of the plastic antenna strips on the iPhone 6, making the unsightly bands across the metal chassis a thing of the past on the upcoming iPhone 7 while maintaining signal strength.

BBC experiment lets you change TV channels with your mind

The BBC has announced that it is experimenting with brainwave reading devices that could let you control the iPlayer with only your mind. The broadcasting company has already built an internal prototype that lets you choose a program by thinking of it.

Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past

An experiment by Australian scientists has proven that what happens to particles in the past is only decided when they are observed and measured in the future. Until such time, reality is just an abstraction.

Researchers create a working wooden processor for future PCs

U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.

Windows 'Redstone' coming 2016: What you need to know

Details have emerged of Microsoft's future upgrade plans for Windows beyond the launch of Windows 10 this summer. The company will release two updates for the OS in 2016. They are currently in development under the codename "Redstone."

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Graphene light bulb headed for shops, cuts energy use by 10%

The first commercially viable consumer product to be built from graphene is to go on sale before the end of the year. The dimmable light bulb will use 10% less energy than other bulbs but will last longer because of graphene's increased conductivity.

HTC CEO steps down to lead company's future tech division

HTC CEO Peter Chou has stepped down as leader of the company to take the helm of the HTC Future Development Lab. He will be replaced by chairwoman Cher Wang.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

New hobbies and industries we'll owe to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Bitcoin's promise: a financial revolution the web's been waiting for

Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the internet has been waiting for.

Bouygues could turn from predator to prey in French telecoms war

French conglomerate Bouygues, having lost out in a takeover battle for Vivendi's telecoms business SFR, risks becoming prey rather than predator in a domestic mobile market with scope ...

Beyond Mt. Gox, bitcoin believers keep the faith, see more robust system

The apparent collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt.

IOC mulls revamp of Games bid process, sports and risk

From a cheaper bidding process to hosting Games in more than one city, the International Olympic Committee opened the floor to suggestions on Wednesday as it looks to keep the world's biggest m

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

Robot handjobs are the way of the future

Last weekend a virtual sex simulator, dubbed the "VR Tenga," debuted in Japan. It's a joint effort from Tenga, an adult toy company, and Oculus VR, a virtual reality pioneer.

Review: Drake delights hometown crowd in Toronto Special

Toronto - On October 25 at the Air Canada Centre, Torontonians got to see something unique and rare: a returning hometown hero at the top of his game. Welcome back, Drake.

Op-Ed: A first look at America's new Distopian Party Special

Though it's not yet an official electoral third party, The Distopian Party, which officially launched today, has some decidedly weighty objectives.

Review: ‘The Purge’ rids itself of innovation Special

‘The Purge’ follows one family over the course of single night during which all crimes are legal and they are forced to protect themselves from the brutality that arrives at their doorstep.

Tactile tablet screens could spark tangible revolution Special

New microfluidic tactile tablet screens were unveiled at this year's CES. The morphing screen layer from Tactus Technology could be the start of major new innovations in industrial design and computer technology.

Driver not required: How robot cars will revolutionize our roads

Every day, millions of people of every age and background put themselves in an incredibly dangerous object and operate it at high speeds around masses of other people.

Op-Ed: We are becoming consumer cattle of virtual goods

As long as we in the West consume we will be looked after by our governments because consuming is our 'purpose'. We are consumer cattle. The method of 'farming' is about to be refined. The new sought after consumer goods are virtual.

Op-Ed: Does education matter in America today?

This article attempts to answer the question young people have been asking for aeons, does education matter? Taking a global and success based perspective, it leads us to believe that only an individual can answer that question for themselves.

Op-Ed: Augmented reality the key to the future

Augmented reality is the key to the future of this world. It could change the world completely and have a massive impact on businesses.

Op-Ed: The future is now with augmented reality

The future is now! There is a new technology that is being developed called Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is the application of computer generated data applied to the real world in real time.

Op-Ed: The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy Special

Paris - Well before entering political office, tomorrow's world leaders are meeting, talking and sharing --right now-- using social networks, with serious implications for our future global order.
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Drake performs to an adoring crowd on his birthday Thursday night at ACC in Toronto.
Drake performs to an adoring crowd on his birthday Thursday night at ACC in Toronto.
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The mobile circular stage allowed Drake to perform for all levels at the ACC
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From left to right: Neil Canton, Huey Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale reunite in October 2010 for the release of the 'Back To The Future' 25th Anniversary Trilogy set
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