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Samsung exec says the Galaxy S8 is the 'dream to overcome Apple'

Samsung's competition with Apple is prominent enough that one exec told Mashable's Pete Pachal that its latest phone, the Galaxy S8, had a codename that was in fact a reference to Apple.

Quadriplegic man regains use of arm in medical first: study

Paris - A decade after a bike crash that left an American man paralysed from the shoulders down, he can again feed himself, researchers hailing a medical first reported Wednesday.

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

London - The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack.

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business.

App lets you turn your DVDs into a personal Netflix

If, like me, your DVD collection is languishing unwatched because you don’t have a DVD player or a disc drive on your laptop, Walmart’s Vudu has a solution.

Apple's new red iPhone shows how boring smartphones have become

A plague has infected the modern smartphone industry: monotony. Take a stroll through the aisles of a mobile-phone retailer and you'll see an endless stream of brushed aluminum, gleaming glass, and muted shades of gold and silver.

Uber is about to lose its VP of mapping as well as its president

Uber's vice president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, is the latest executive to announce a departure from the taxi-hailing company.

Five amazing Canadian space facts you should know

With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Sydney - A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

Bill Gates 'optimistic' about the future — but Trump worries him

Bill Gates hasn't kept quiet about his thoughts on President Donald Trump and the future of the United States. In December, Gates told CNBC that "there can be a very upbeat message" about a Trump administration.

Google's Deepmind to help cut 10 percent off U.K.'s energy bill

DeepMind wants to help the UK cut its energy consumption by up to 10 percent, according to a report published in The Financial Times on Sunday.

Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15 bn

Jerusalem - Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signalling the US computer chip giant's commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles.

Technologists create ‘singing posters’ and musical clothes

Technologists have developed a new technique that allows 'singing' posters and 'smart' clothing to beam audio data directly to a car's radio or to a smartphone. This happens via FM radio signals.

.africa joins the internet

Addis Ababa - In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

Tech is at the root of almost all serious crimes today: Europol

High-tech crimes, such as document fraud, money laundering and online trading in illegal goods, are at the root of almost all serious criminal offenses today, said Europe's police agency on Thursday.

IBM wants to protect seniors by tracking nearly their every move

Baby boomers aren't getting any younger, and IBM knows it. Over the last several years, the computing giant has spent much of its time researching ways to keep America's second-largest generation happy and healthy in old age.

Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars

San Francisco - Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises.Musk has become one of the United States' best-known innovators.

Communities using technology to improve education in Africa

Many parts of the Africa are evolving and developing and there’s an air of optimism in many regions about the improving economic outlook. One driver for an improved economy is education, and here technology is being utilized for positive results.

Microsoft is making a big change to how Windows 10 does updates

Since the launch of Windows 10, one of the biggest user complaints has been around how it handles updates to the operating system — namely, how it sometimes will download new upgrades on its own, requiring a restart.

Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates invest in scientist social network

ResearchGate, the social media network for scientists, announced on Tuesday that it quietly raised $52.6 million (£42.3 million) from a cohort of big name investors in November 2015 to help it scale its business.

Tesla wants to sell cars with insurance and maintenance included

Tesla has actually been quietly experimenting with this model in Asia by selling cars with insurance and maintenance included, Jon McNeill, Tesla's president of sales and services, said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call.

Alphabet releases tool to combat Internet trolling

Google’s subsidiary Alphabet announced today the release of a tool to combat toxic comments from Internet trolls. The machine learning technology, Perspective, is still in the early stages of its development.

Internet of Things needs effective power systems to advance

The Internet of Things, the catch-all term of connected devices across multiple settings, is set to transform the way we interact with devices through our everyday lives. To advance the technological revolution further, efficient power is needed.

Cocaine and groping — bombshell report on Uber

A former engineer's claims of sexism at Uber is apparently only the tip of a much deeper problem inside the company's culture, according to a scathing report published on Wednesday.

11 U.S. cities will get '5G' service later this year from Verizon

Verizon on Wednesday said that it will start offering “pre-commercial” 5G service to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities sometime in the first half of 2017.

Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks

Washington - As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.

Ethical qualms make UK police cameras a mixed success

London - With accusations of police misconduct raging on both sides of the Atlantic, Britain has taken the lead in supplying officers with body cameras despite worries about ever-increasing surveillance by the authorities.

Tim Cook: Giving away Apple tech for free will sell more iPhones

A short remark by Apple CEO Tim Cook to The Independent reveals a big part of the master plan behind Swift — an Apple-created programming language that's found a large-and-growing group of fans.
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