LG abandons the modular design of its last flagship phone and unveils the G6 with a unusual-sized display.
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Chinese company TCL will have to work through years of failure if it wants to spit-shine the BlackBerry name.
Big money and a bold design is giving the brand another shot
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The new funding will be made available for robotics research carried out by British universities.
A standards body for the next-generation wireless network says it can hit a deadline of 2019 instead of 2020.
Just how well does BlackBerry's keyboard-toting "comeback" phone stand up against the other guys?
"Deepwater Horizon", "Doctor Strange", "The Jungle Book", "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Rogue One" battle to be crowned FX experts at Sunday's Academy Awards.
Chinese phone-maker TCL hopes to revive the brand and its physical keyboard phones.
After video showed an Uber self-driving car running a red light, the firm cited "human error" by the ride-along driver. But a report faults the autonomous tech.
You probably won't have to worry about breaking it, though!
BARCELONA, Spain—Mobile World Congress is starting right now, and BlackBerry is the first out of the gate with a new phone. Remember the "BlackBerry Mercury" from CES? That phone is now the BlackBerry KeyOne, a mid-range QWERTY-bar phone.
The release of the KeyOne marks the end of BlackBerry's days as a hardware manufacturer. While the KeyOne seems like it was designed by BlackBerry, from now on the hardware will be outsourced to TCL, a Chinese company that also owns the Alcatel brand. We've already seen the beginnings of this with the DTEK line, but the KeyOne looks like the last "BlackBerry" BlackBerry phone.
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the legalization of same-sex marriage is associated with a reduction in the proportion of high school students who reported making a suicide attempt. This study indicates that governmental policies regarding non-normative sexuality may have an influence on mental health outcomes for adolescents.
The study used data from the state-level Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which tracks dangerous and risky behaviors exhibited by teenagers. Its authors used data from forty-seven states, including thirty-two states that implemented same-sex marriage policies between 2004-2015. They looked at suicide behaviors in the full population of high school students and then did a secondary analysis using the subset of students who self-identified as belonging to a sexual minority (gay, lesbian, bisexual, or unsure about their sexual identity).
One limitation of using this type of data is that it depends on self-reporting of suicide attempts, which is tricky because suicide attempts are typically under-reported. This approach also means that the researchers did not include any information about teens who died from their suicide attempts; it only captures teens who attempted suicide but survived. This methodological limitation may seem like a big one, but the proportion of suicide attempts that result in teen deaths is very small, so suicide attempts are a reasonable proxy for overall teen mental health.
Malaria, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne infection, remains a problem in many parts of the world. Reducing infections has been challenging because no vaccine is currently available. Prevention efforts have mostly concentrated on eliminating the transmission vector, mosquitoes. A recent study published in Nature shows that a new vaccine for malaria is well tolerated by humans and can provide significant immunity to malaria.
Malaria is caused by infection of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium falciparum. These are complex cells that have a number of means to evade the immune system, which has made the creation of vaccines challenging. To make this new vaccine, the parasites were first rendered harmless via radiation and then rapidly frozen for preservation. Healthy adult volunteers were given three doses of this vaccine at 28-day intervals before being challenged with exposure to the malaria parasite. Under these conditions, nine out of the nine immunized participants avoided a malaria infection.
Additionally, subjects who received non-optimized concentrations of the vaccine dose still exhibited some protection against infection, with one-third or two-thirds of vaccinated people demonstrating immunity, depending on the dose.
The KeyOne has a physical keyboard, a 4.5-inch touchscreen, Android Nougat and more than a few cool tricks.
BlackBerry's comeback phone arrives courtesy of Chinese company TCL, which is tasked with reviving the struggling brand.
Nokia is planning a comeback at Mobile World Congress by releasing its first Android phones. For a company that made so much mobile history, the stakes are high.
Commentary: I sliced my finger open using Nintendo's new system.
It’s a good time to be in the market for a gaming laptop that doesn’t look stupid. Higher-powered laptops have begun to tick crucial checkboxes across the board, with smaller, super-powered GPUs landing in much less garish designs. In some cases, the result is a laptop you’ll love using—and won’t be ashamed to be seen using in public.
One of the latest to catch our eye is Alienware’s “R3” update to its 13-inch model. While some of its SKUs may not win affordability awards, the R3 officially counts as a damned good laptop, gaming or otherwise. If your budget has room for a single portable productivity machine, Alienware might have the right balance of power, weight, design, and functionality for you, not to mention decent battery life in a pinch.
But first, let’s talk about this laptop’s tushie.
Google says its newest phone has the best camera on a phone, ever. Can it beat the iPhone 7 Plus?