Plymouth Herald
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A weapons-obsessed teenager plotted carnage in the capital when he planted a homemade bomb on the Tube, a court has heard.Damon Smith was 19 when he allegedly packed a rucksack with explosives and deadly ball-bearing shrapnel and left it in on a train timed to go off within minutes.Had the device worked, it would have exploded just as people were being ordered off the Jubilee Line platform at North Greenwich, jurors were told.Read more: 'I cannot forgive danger driver who killed my daughter'...
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Samsung isn't the only company that has had deal with exploding products . A Wisconsin woman told ABC News that her new Fitbit Flex 2 activity tracker "exploded" on her wrist while she read a book earlier this week. Dina Mitchell was treated at an area urgent care provider the next day and was left with second-degree burns on her wrist. After the device combusted, Mitchell quickly removed it from her wrist. Doctors allegedly had to remove small pieces of rubber and plastic from her arm left by the melting device. Mitchell received the Flex 2 as a birthday gift and only had it for about two weeks before the incident. Fitbit knows about the incident and offered Mitchell a free replacement device. Fitbit provided Ars its full statement: Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Power Electronics
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Phys.Org
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Phys.Org
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Many measurement techniques, such as spectroscopy, benefit from the ability to split a single beam of light into two in order to measure changes in one of them. The crucial device that separates the beam is the beam-splitter. These have been mostly limited to light beams, where one uses simply a partially reflective glass.
SiteProNews
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It's crucial to make sure that this all-important first impression lives up to their expectations. 4. 74 Percent of Mobile Users will not Wait Longer than Five Seconds for a Page to Load (Compuware) Five seconds. That's all you have to capture the attention and business of a new mobile patient. That time ticks by pretty quickly— it's probably already passed in the time it took you to read this sentence. Mobile sites are engineered to deliver faster results than their traditional counterparts. They feature an optimized display and much lower loading times, and that means your site is up and running before that tiny five-second window has passed. 5. Not Having a Mobile Website Hurts your SEO Ranking (Search Engine Journal) Google updates its algorithms at a head-spinning rate, but many of its more recent edits are placing a strong emphasis on tailoring search results to an individual device.
ABC News - Queensland
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Digital Trends
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Android Police
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It might not matter how high the DPI on a screen gets cranked by each new model if you have trouble seeing it. Thankfully we have Google's TalkBack, Android's accessibility service for the blind and disabled. It reads what's on your screen, but it also provides feedback for actions allowing users to fully interact with their device. Now it has been updated with even more features, like verbosity (an adjustment for how much or little content it reads, based on your preferences), character counts for password fields, and a new Select to Speak service that allows you to tap content to hear it spoken, and more. Read More Google TalkBack 5.2 is out of beta with speech verbosity settings, Select to Speak, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Ars Technica
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Daily Mail - Science
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NASA’s James Webb Telescope has bloomed just in time for spring. Technicians used a crane to lift the device and while upright, the device's golden mirror looked like a flower in full bloom.
Techradar
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Streaming our video games has been a dream for many, and its taken many forms in recent years. OnLive pushed the idea of a streaming console allowing players to game over the web, like watching movies on Netflix. More recently, local streaming came to both PCs and consoles alike. Now, LiquidSky is pushing the idea of streaming an entire gaming PC environment that you can access from your own desktop, laptop, phone and everything in between. Announced just this year at CES 2017 , LiquidSky is a cloud gaming service that grants you access to a virtual SkyComputer. You can access this digital computer from a Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device to play games through Origin, Steam, Blizzard or any service typically found on PC. The kicker here is users can access the service for absolutely nothing. Thats right theres a free option.
ZDNet US
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Mashable
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The Galaxy Note 7 will never die. Samsung has been planning to release the volatile Note 7 again as a refurbished device since March, but now we know more about the zombie phone's relaunch. SamMobile , citing information from South Korea's ET News , claims the Note 7s will launch in the South Korean market at the end of June. Samsung just can't break away from the ghost of the explosive handset. SEE ALSO: The Galaxy S8 blew up Samsung's record for pre-orders The re-release will reportedly see 300,000 of the refurbished devices, rebranded as the Galaxy Note 7 R, hit the market via three unnamed mobile carriers. The batteries, which were infamously the explosive issue that sunk the OG iteration of the handset, will be dialed-down in size from 3,500mAh to 3,200mAh. Read more... More about South Korea , Refurbished Phones , Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , Galaxy Note 7 , and Samsung
euronews
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Ars Technica
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Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) The thinner-and-lighter trend isn't just dominating smartphones and laptopsfitness tech companies are constantly trying to make "the next big thing" as thin and light as they possibly can. Fitbit recently slimmed down its $150 Alta HR fitness tracker, and now Garmin is countering with its new $139 Vivosmart 3 wristband. The newest device in the accessible Vivo line takes last year's Vivosmart HR to the next level with new rep counting and stress-evaluating features, as well as a slimmer design. Garmin just manages to undercut Fitbit on price here, but just because it's cheaper and has the Garmin name doesn't mean it's the better choice. Read 26 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Android Police
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The wait for Android 7.0 might almost be over for users of the Moto X Pure. Lenovo has just pushed the release notes for that particular phone's future Nougat update. News of the soak test for the device went out about a month ago, and it looks like the update might almost be ready for things to go live. There's no word on OTAs being released yet, though. The full changelog is available down at the source link, but for users of the phone that might not be familiar with the features of Nougat, you've got a lot to look forward to. Read More Lenovo publishes Android 7.0 Nougat release notes for the Moto X Pure, update likely to follow was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Ars Technica
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Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) The thinner-and-lighter trend isn't just dominating smartphones and laptopsfitness tech companies are constantly trying to make "the next big thing" as thin and light as they possibly can. Fitbit recently slimmed down its $150 Alta HR fitness tracker, and now Garmin is countering with its new $139 Vivosmart 3 wristband. The newest device in the accessible Vivo line takes last year's Vivosmart HR to the next level with new rep counting and stress-evaluating features, as well as a slimmer design. Garmin just manages to undercut Fitbit on price here, but just because it's cheaper and has the Garmin name doesn't mean it's the better choice. Read 26 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Daily Mail - Science
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Perifit S consists of a sensor packed device that connects to an app via Bluetooth. Users insert the device into their vagina and contract their muscles around to control a character in a video game.
ABC News - Health
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MacRumors
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"It's the difference between a life of isolation and one of dignity and connection," he said. Privacy, is of course, a key part of artificial intelligence and future computing capabilities. "We get to choose what is and is not recalled," said Gruber. "It's absolutely essential that this be kept very secure." Apple has already taken the first steps towards linking artificial intelligence and memory, with its Photos app. Photos on Mac and iOS devices includes a "Memories" feature that intelligently organizes photos into dynamic events that can be relived through the app. It also incorporates facial recognition and deep levels of privacy - facial recognition features are not cross-device and do not sync over iCloud . Gruber also highlighted other useful applications for artificial intelligence, like cancer detection and more advanced personal assistants like Siri. Tags: Siri , artificial intelligence Discuss this article in our forums
MacRumors
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Another alleged iPhone 8 schematic is making the rounds today, shared on Twitter by several "leakers" who often share alleged leaked device images sourced from Weibo and unnamed tipsters. KK Leaks , OnLeaks , and Benjamin Geskin have all tweeted the image, which comes from an unknown source. It is not clear if the schematic is legitimate, and we're at the point in the rumor cycle where it's difficult to separate what's real from what's fake, so it's best to view all current leaks with some skepticism. This is a tipped leak what means I cant confirm if legit or not but there you have it... #iPhone8 pic.twitter.com/6OgASNUDNb OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) April 26, 2017 The schematic appears to depict the rear shell of the OLED iPhone 8, and it matches many previously-leaked design schematics and rumors. The device pictured features a vertical dual-lens rear camera with an LED flash in the middle, and it includes a large circular area, perhaps for some kind of wireless charging functionality.
CNET News
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We talk about Amazon's newest Echo device and also discuss Sergey Brin's secret airship.