The long awaited Google Android 7 Nougat update is finally rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners. There are some major appearance changes and improvements in performance.
The e-retailer is working on teaching its digital assistant to distinguish between users' voices, according to a report.
A state trooper's funny plea for drivers to use their turn signals goes viral on Facebook.
LG's displays are going to be put to use in a new headset demoed in San Francisco this week.
Company behind Firefox browser gets better foothold on mobile devices with acquisition of tool for saving and discovering online articles, video and other content.
But best of all, viewers get to watch King Kong step up against one of the creepy Skull Crawlers.
Take a minute away from politics and Academy Awards drama with a delightful video of a photogenic cat having a conversation about birds.
The allegations come the same day Takata is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud.
Amazon beats Netflix to be the first streaming service with a best picture Oscar nomination. The wrinkle: It isn't actually streaming the film -- yet.
Sony's new flagship may not be for you, but at least they went for it. The post The Joyful Overkill of Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone appeared first on WIRED.
The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
The Settings app has three positions: allow apps from anywhere (the default), allow apps from anywhere but prefer apps from the Store, and only allow apps from the Store. Put in its most restrictive third position, this setting will block the installation of traditional Win32 applications; only those shipped through the Store using the Project Centennial technology will work. Interestingly, the switch only appears to govern installation. Changing the setting to "Store apps only" will allow existing Win32 applications to work, only preventing new ones from being installed.
— Vitor Mikaelson (@vitorgrs) February 26, 2017
Microsoft is late to offer this option; macOS has had a similar toggle as part of its Gatekeeper system since 2012.
CES is still the biggest consumer tech showcase in the early part of the year, but if you're a smartphone company, you increasingly save your big announcements for Mobile World Congress in February. We're on the ground at the show this year, and we've already been busy. For those looking to find a TL;DR version of the biggest happenings, we've rounded up all of the major announcements on day one to help you keep up.
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Not sure which is weirder: the fact that the movie trailer has its own trailer, or Drax's nasty table manners.
Players should find better, more engaging games rather than popular titles with a revamp in the works for Google's app store service.
Retro computing fans mod ancient Texas Instruments machines
Feature The retro computing and gaming scene is seeing no shortage of interest these days. Old fans and curious millennials are flocking to take nostalgia trips on the popular consoles of the 1980s.…
The Microsoft co-founder is hosting his fifth Ask Me Anything on Reddit on Monday. The way he decided to promote it just left us with more questions.
First it was free pizza. Now T-Mobile is giving away an extra line if you are already paying for at least two.
Social Cues: Also trending on social media are Mobile World Congress and the Nokia 3310 throwback phone.
The foldable hinge of Lenovo's Yoga laptops has become a mainstay in the convertible laptop market since the original was launched in late 2012. Along with the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro 4, the Yoga has become one of the industry's most commonly copied designs. This week at Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has updated the originals with new features that check a lot of the boxes we're looking for 2017's PCs to check.
The most interesting options of the new Yogas are the new midrange 720-series models, available in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. Both offer many of the same features: they have Windows Hello fingerprint sensors embedded in their palmrests, they come with both 1080p and 4K touchscreens, they both support pen input via an optional Windows Ink-compatible pen accessory, and they both offer a Thunderbolt 3 port that charges the laptop and offers DisplayPort support. The 13-inch model also offers one USB 3.0 port, and the 15-inch model offers two USB 3.0 ports; both have headphone jacks but no SD card readers. Both use Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, both offer up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, both offer PCIe SSDs up to 1TB in size, both have 867Mbps 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, and both offer backlit keyboards and Windows 10 Home (Pro doesn't appear to be an option). Like Dell's XPS 13, each of these devices also uses slim bezels around the top and sides of the screens that are offset by a larger bottom bezel; unlike the XPS 13, though, both squeeze their 720p webcams in above the screen rather than below it.
Here's how Samsung's mobile VR controller looks and feels.