PBS
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Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be constantly in need of interaction with our smart phones or tablets. Alter offers his Humble Opinion on why it's worth going screen-free part of each day.
Ruptly TV
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Hackaday
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An Android app on a smartphone pairs with a BLE module to get the sensors' status, and when the phone goes out of Bluetooth range while the seat is occupied, the app sounds an alarm. Simple, but effective. We like how well [ayavilevich] thought this through. Systems like this are best left uncomplicated, so any improvements he makes should probably concentrate on engineering a reliable, fieldable device. Another hack we've presented in the kid-safety space is fast stairwell lights for a visually impaired girl , which might provide some ideas. Filed under: car hacks , misc hacks
MacRumors
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Digital Trends
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Techradar - Reviews
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We'll talk more about gaming in the following section but the Xperia XZ will be able to handle any games you want to play on it. We experimented with all types of games, including Pokemon Go, Reigns and Real Racing 3, and none of them stuttered. Plus there's the added benefit of PS4 Remote Play, which is a major bonus for anyone who owns both Sony's ultimate home gaming console and an Xperia smartphone and this is one of the few phones you can currently use for Remote Play. Specs and benchmark performance Top of the range Snapdragon 820 processor 3GB of RAM, much like previous Sony phones Reliable performance among the best Sony's Xperia XZ can keep pace with any other phone you'd be tempted to buy right now, and will do everything you need it to do without complaint. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which is one of the best on the market right now working in tandem with 3GB of RAM.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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Daily Mail - Science
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The Taiwanese firm is embedding sensors into the frame of the flagship smartphone that will allow users to control various features including apps and the camera on the phone by squeezing it.
Ruptly TV
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Daily Mail - Science
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A new schematic may finally put an ongoing debate to rest - where will Apple place the Touch ID in the iPhone 8? The drawing shows a a home button cutout on the back of the smartphone.
Android Police
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Can you hear that? It's the screaming of the phones as JerryRigEverything posts yet another video of smartphone torment. This time it's the Galaxy S8 on his desk getting scratched, burned, and bent. Samsung's latest flagship comes through it quite well, though. Here's the full torture session for your enjoyment, you sicko. Like other phones with glass screens, the GS8 doesn't scratch easily, and all the sensors are safely under the glass. The sides of the phone and the buttons are all metal, so they should hold up well. Read More JerryRigEverything takes on the (apparently unbendable) Galaxy S8 was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Autocar
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21stCenturyWire
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Black Mirror's, Playtest: Season 4, Episode 2. A stare-down between perception and reality (Image Source: Polygon ) The possibility and potential of the technology has made it a magnet for investment. There are profits to be made in this growing realm, and the implications of what these emerging technologies could do for (and to) humanity is staggering . So before delving into some current developments in AR/VR technology, let's take a quick look at historically new technologies which are now a part of our real world, everyday, lives: the smartphone and the motor vehicle. The Smartphone Stratosphere On one hand, the smart phone is merely synthetic material with touch screens and circuitry. Now in less than two decades, there are those whose daily lives are hindered without one. The attachment is almost as emotional as it is literal in some instances.
AFP News Agency
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TechCrunch
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a strange beast. All at once it seems like both the culmination of several generations worth of solid smartphone evolution, while feeling like a still-incomplete peek at the companys grand plans moving forward. Read More
Mashable
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Snap Inc. is a camera company, and on the day of F8, Facebook's annual conference for developers, they want to remind the tech industry, Wall Street, and their loyal users of that mission. Snapchat is launching new world lenses, an expansion of its world lens feature (released just ahead of Spectacles in November) that puts animated objects like vomiting rainbow clouds in the real world, as seen through your smartphone. The big change is that these lenses (and the images in them) move and change as you move, making them slightly interactive. SEE ALSO: Snapchat needs to evolveor it'll be brutally slaughtered by Facebook. Read more... More about Tech , Business , Snap Inc , Snapchat Filters , and Augmented Reality
The Event Chronicle
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As for the hefty investment in the project, the money will be used in basic research areas to explore the structure and algorithm for the next-generation of AI as well as in the promotion of the Cambrian processor, which scientists said is expected to spearhead a new era in AI, according to Xinhua. It cited Chen Yunji, one of the heads of the Cambrian research team, as specifically pointing to a significant contrast between Google's AI program AlphaGo and the Cambrian chip. AlphaGo needs huge power and large servers to operate, but the Cambrian aims to perform at the same level, use just one watt of power and be the size of a smartphone or a watch, Chen emphasized. In March 2016, AlphaGo paradoxically defeated the human champion in the Asian board game Go 4-1. The victory of the computer, a brainchild of the UK company DeepMind, over South Korean professional player Lee Sedol, came as a shock for many computer science experts, who thought the current state of AI technology would not be up to the task of beating a top-class Go player.
Digital Trends
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A number of companies are working on notebooks that converge with smartphones, such as HP's Lap Dock that works with its Elite x3 smartphone and the NexDock. Now, there's another player in the Miraxess Mirabook that's now on IndieGoGo. The post Mirabook notebook works with a variety of mobile smartphone and PC platforms appeared first on Digital Trends .
Daily Mail - Science
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Mashable
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There are so many aspects of our lives that are being revolutionised every day so why are we still making video for horizontal screens? We're long past consuming content on horizontal screens, and it's time the video industry caught up, before storytelling is left behind. This year will see the tide change for video makers. With social media playing such an integral role in the lives of both consumers and brands filmmakers are making the shift towards bitesized video that's easily consumed on a smartphone and this takes quite a sizeable adjustment to make the jump to social in such a loud, congested environment. Read more... More about Cannes Film Festival , Movies , Film , Innovation , and Supported
Techradar - Reviews
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Update: We're still waiting for a firm Nokia 6 release date, but the mostly likely arrival is currently looking like May. Nokia has returned! The once-iconic smartphone brand is back in business thanks to Finnish startup HMD signing a 10-year deal to stick the Nokia name on smartphones and tablets, and the Nokia 6 is the current top dog in its initial lineup of four devices. Nokias trio of new Android smartphones (the fourth is the feature phone 3310 reboot ) were launched at MWC 2017 and focus on a premium build, a simple UI and affordable price tags and early indications are positive as we got to grips with the new Nokia 6. The phone boasts a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, fingerprint scanner and a 3,000mAh battery. Watch our hands-on with the Nokia 6 video below for a quick look at the new phone Nokia 6 price and release date 229 (around $240, 195, AU$315) Nokia release date most likely May 2017 The Nokia 6 price is 229 (around $240, 195, AU$315), which drops it into a rather affordable category in the market, and looking at the spec sheet you get a decent amount of bang for your buck.