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If you plan on watching Samsung announce its latest and greatest smartphone, you'll need to install an app.
Manchester Evening News
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Can a mobile phone really bring you back to living your life in the real world, instead of online..
Digital Trends
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Techradar
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TechRadar Pro wants to find out more about the computing habits of our readers. So weve concocted this simple survey asking a couple of questions about your PC and smartphone (yes, the latter is a computer too, albeit a pocket-sized one). In return for your considered responses, were giving you the chance to win a fantastic technology bundle worth more than 1,000, consisting of the following: One Knowroaming Global SIM card with $125 credit and unlimited worldwide WhatsApp access One Hannspree HT273 HPB 27-inch Touch Monitor worth 330 An iStorage DatAshur Pro 8GB worth 70 The Varidesk Pro Plus 36 worth 365 A Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter worth 57.99 A BT Smart Hub wireless cable and fibre router worth 129.99 To enter the competition and gain the chance of winning this not-so-little lot, all you need to do is answer the survey below: Terms and conditions By taking part in this competition, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below, as well as the Competition Rules The competition will take place between 23/03/2017 and 06/04/2017.
Ars Technica UK
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Location sharing is back in Google Maps. Google announced the addition of " real-time location sharing " to the Android and iOS apps, coming soon to an app store near you. The process seems pretty simple: Open the navigation drawer and press the new "Share Location" button. You'll be able to send a sharing permission to a Google contact or send a link over a messaging app, and you'll be able to pick how long you want to share your location for—permanently or for a set time. Anyone you share to will get a notification from Google Maps, and they'll be able to see your location on the smartphone and Web versions of Google Maps. There's also a "share trip" button you can activate while navigating somewhere, so rather than sending someone an ETA, they can just see you drive around on the map. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
SiteProNews
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WikiLeaks is at it again with another data dump, this time claiming the CIA has been hacking people's iPhones since at least 2008, just one year after the Smartphone hit the market. The new release, dubbed Vault 7 Dark Matter,' also contains documents — including some manuals for implants and rootkitsindicating the CIA can infect a Mac's computer firmware. This type of infection cannot be gotten rid of, the document says, not even if the operating system is re-installed. Among others, these documents reveal the Sonic Screwdriver project which, as explained by the CIA, is a mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting,' allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick even when a firmware password is enabled', reads a Wikileaks blog post .
Ars Technica
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Location sharing is back in Google Maps. Google announced the addition of " real-time location sharing " to the Android and iOS apps, coming soon to an app store near you. The process seems pretty simple: Open the navigation drawer and press the new "Share Location" button. You'll be able to send a sharing permission to a Google contact or send a link over a messaging app, and you'll be able to pick how long you want to share your location for—permanently or for a set time. Anyone you share to will get a notification from Google Maps, and they'll be able to see your location on the smartphone and Web versions of Google Maps. There's also a "share trip" button you can activate while navigating somewhere, so rather than sending someone an ETA, they can just see you drive around on the map. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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Location sharing is back in Google Maps. Google announced the addition of " real-time location sharing " to the Android and iOS apps, coming soon to an app store near you. The process seems pretty simple: Open the navigation drawer and press the new "Share Location" button. You'll be able to send a sharing permission to a Google contact or send a link over a messaging app, and you'll be able to pick how long you want to share your location for—permanently or for a set time. Anyone you share to will get a notification from Google Maps, and they'll be able to see your location on the smartphone and Web versions of Google Maps. There's also a "share trip" button you can activate while navigating somewhere, so rather than sending someone an ETA, they can just see you drive around on the map. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Daily Express - Technology
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SAMSUNG will reveal their new smartphone next week but there could be bad news for those owning one in the UK.
New Scientist - Online news
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Knowing when you dont want to be interrupted will help systems manage the deluge of smartphone notifications and wait for a good time
MacRumors
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CNN
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A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.
TIME - Top Stories
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It keeps you accountable without making happiness feel like a chore. Health.com : 22 Ways to Get Happy Now Week 2: Find hidden happy moments Now youre ready to discover less obvious delights. These rituals will get you going. Get camera happy. Every day, snap a picture on your smartphone of something that makes you happy. This way, youre watching out for the things that bring you pleasure; it keeps you in joy-seeking mode, says Rubin. Brighten up. Choose a color and try to spot it all day (your favorite green sweater, the green pen at your desk). There is a ton of research linking color and happiness, says Rubin, and its so easy to take in color from the world. Reframe the negative. You know those things that usually sour your mood? Try turning them into treats. Maybe you hate getting up when its dark out.
CNN World News
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On Monday, the TSA announced a peculiar new security measure to take effect within 96 hours. Passengers flying into the US on foreign airlines from eight Muslim countries would be prohibited from carrying aboard any electronics larger than a smartphone. They would have to be checked and put into the cargo hold. And now the UK is following suit.
Auto Express
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MacRumors
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Government officials in India today confirmed that Apple will begin manufacturing iPhone devices within its Bangalore plant over the next few months, in a bid to boost the company's presence within the Indian smartphone market. As was previously reported , Wistron will take the brunt of iPhone manufacturing in the country, focusing on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s , and iPhone SE . In terms of timeline, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s will begin production in the next four-to-six weeks, while Wistron will hold off adding the iPhone SE to the production line for another three months, according to the officials familiar with Apple's plans speaking to The Wall Street Journal . Today's news falls directly in line with a report from February that said Apple was planning to begin assembling iPhone SE devices within India in the coming months. “Almost all preparations have been done for launching Apple’s first phase project in Bangalore through Wistron,” the official told The Wall Street Journal.
CNN
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A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.
I4U News
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We know that Samsung Galaxy S8 duo is probably going to be the first smartphone in the market which will feature the SnapDragon 835 CPU chipset and also debut the sensational processor manufactured...
Techradar
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Apple's latest iPad launch may have been little more than an incremental upgrade, but the Cupertino company isn't bereft of fresh ideas. Take this latest patent filing, for instance, which presents a potential marriage between the Mac, iPhone and iPad lines. Spotted by Apple Insider , it details a Macbook-like iPhone or iPad accessory that has a recess to house the mobile devices, which in turn then benefit from the bells and whistles of a larger laptop-like enclosure. The case would essentially be useless without a smartphone housed inside it an iPhone would provide the CPU core for the laptop shell, while the larger unit would house a fullsize keyboard, larger (potentially touch) screen and even a discrete GPU. Make-a-Mac Communications and shared power between the two devices could be transferred over Lightning or a Smart Connector port, with the iPhone acting as a trackpad with Force Touch haptics.
MacRumors
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Google announced a couple of notable updates for its Duo and Photos apps yesterday at the company's São Paulo event, where it pitched the features as ideal solutions for users in low connectivity areas. Google Photos received two new features to make photo backup and sharing easier when using the app in locations with poor network coverage. Photos now backs up images in a lightweight preview quality that Google says "still looks great on a smartphone" and can be easily shared over poor connections. When a good Wi-Fi connection does become available, the backed up photos are automatically replaced with high quality versions. We’re also making it easier to share many photos at once even on low connectivity. Never mind if you're at the beach or hiking in the mountains, with Google Photos you can now share pictures quickly even with a spotty connection by sending first in low resolution so friends and family can view them right away.
TechCrunch
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If youre an Android device owner and also a driver, you may already be familiar with Drivemode: Its one of the most popular apps for use in cars on Google Play, with over one million app downloads and active users spread across 180 countries. The app is designed to reduce distractions for drives via an eyes-free interface designed to access smartphone functions like navigation... Read More
The Sun Daily - Tech
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PC Pro
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Alan Martin 5 min 2 sec ago Life Culture The wall calendar – whether it’s populated by pictures of kittens, popstars or firemen – has been going out of fashion for sometime. And yet nearly everybody I know uses some kind of digital calendar to populate their day. How come nobody has thought of combining the two? Step forward Kosho Tsuboi, creator of the Magic Calendar: an e-paper wall calendar that syncs with your smartphone to keep your plans visible at all times. It’s not available for sale yet – in fact, it seems to be part of Google Japan's Android Experiments program , where inventors are encouraged to create gadgets that live off the Google ecosystem. Here’s a video of how it would work: Video of Android Experiments OBJECT グランプリ : Magic Calendar It seems that he even had a desk based prototype, but it doesnt look half as attractive for my money: “While the product is still in development, I think that as technology development progresses and these types of products are developed, the boundary between analogue and digital things will disappear,” explains Tsuoboi.
Hackaday
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There's not much to it, really. The real challenge is building a modem. In the late 90s, there were dedicated chipsets for modems, and before that, there was a 74xx-series chip that was a 300-baud modem. [agp] isn't using anything like that. He's building a modem with an Arduino . This is a Bell 103A-compatible modem, allowing an iPhone to talk to a remote computer at 300 bits per second. This is a difficult challenge; we're not able to get 33kbps over a smartphone voice connection simply because of the codecs used. However, with a little bit of work, [agp] managed to build a real modem with an Arduino. Filed under: Arduino Hacks