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Galaxy S8: Samsung Users Complain About Missing Texts

Users of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphones across the US, Australasia and Europe are complaining about SMS messages that seemingly fail to arrive. The issue, which appears to affect users on all four US major mobile phone networks as well as in Canada, Australia, France and the UK, causes intermittent problems ... Read More »

Will You Talk To Your Smart Fridge, Or Text It?

As the world’s big tech firms and appliance makers vie for space in our smart homes, one small and present detail remains unsolved – will we command our appliances by voice or text, or not at all? ‘Dim lights’; ‘fill ice-tray’; ‘fast-cool my drink’. These are the things we will ... Read More »

More To Say? Twitter Tests 280-Character Tweets

Twitter’s defining feature has always been brevity: 140 characters was all you got. But under a new test announced Tuesday, the San Francisco tech company said it will begin giving users in much of the world twice as much room to tweet. Tweets of 280 characters will be rolled out ... Read More »

E-commerce companies see big boom in smartphone sales in festive season

New Delhi: E-commerce majors Flipkart, Amazon and Paytm Mall have seen a huge spurt in smartphone purchases on the first day of their festive season sales, beating last year’s figures. Flipkart, which kicked off its ‘The Big Billion Days’ (TBBD) sale yesterday, said it has sold 1.3 million smartphones within the first 20 ... Read More »

Uber Getting Kicked Out of London for Public Safety Issues

Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. Transport for London says the company, whose app is used by 3.5 million passengers ... Read More »

Apple Unveils iPhone X with Face ID, 3D Sensors, and More

Available for pre-ordering starting Oct. 27, Apple’s next-generation iPhone, the iPhone X, will set buyers back $999 or more. The 10th anniversary iPhone will hit stores on Nov. 3, arriving with a slew of new features including Face ID, 3D animated emoji, and the “most powerful and smartest chip ever ... Read More »

iPhone X: Apple Dumps Home Button for All-Screen Design

Apple has unveiled the iPhone X, its new radically redesigned smartphone that drops the traditional home button for an all-screen design, as well as a new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, took to the stage of the company’s new ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Reviews Are in and They’re Thumbs Up

Set to arrive in U.S. stores on Sept. 15, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is winning strong reviews for its advanced dual rear cameras and stylus-enabled capabilities. Samsung said the device has also gone through extensive testing so it won’t suffer the same fate as last year’s fire-prone Note 7. Priced ... Read More »

Apple Joins Bain in Bid for Toshiba’s Chip Business

Apple has joined a consortium of companies led by the investment firm Bain Capital in a revised [$18 billion] last-ditch offer for Toshiba’s chip unit. Toshiba is the world’s second largest producer of Nand memory chips, which are used in smartphones and computers. A deal may be crucial for Apple ... Read More »

Selfies Could Help Screen for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an app that could allow people to screen for pancreatic cancer by using a smartphone selfie. Pancreatic cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent, one of the worst prognoses for any type of cancer due to the lack ... Read More »