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Galaxy S11 Fingerprint Reader To Be More Convenient To Use

A new report says that the Samsung Galaxy S11 fingerprint sensor will be better than its predecessor's. The handset will feature a larger Active Area Dimension (AAD) to improve ease of use. AAD is the area of the display that can detect a fingerprint. Fingerprint on Display (FOD) is a relatively new technology and currently, [...] Read More... The post Galaxy S11 Fingerprint Reader To Be More Convenient To Use appeared first on Android Headlines.

Logitech G Pro X review: The ultimate gaming keyboard

Built with a tenkeyless design, the Logitech G Pro X is a small, but powerful gaming keyboard with some intriguing features that could make it the last keyboard you ever buy.

The best phone camera lenses could be about to get dramatically thinner

Researchers at the University of Utah have created smartphone camera lenses that are thousands of times thinner than current designs

Fossil Gen 5 update makes it the first Wear OS watch to make calls via an iPhone

With the help of the latest software update, you can handle calls on iPhones as well as Android phones.

RIP: How to stop Google from stealing all your data after you die

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Inevitably, one day you’re going to die. While you may think your online identity will go to the grave with you, that’s not always how it works out. Without setting your account to self-implode or handing your login details to a trusted person, companies like Facebook and Google will carry on storing your data and everything else they’ve got on you. You’re probably blissf[..]

Humanoid Robot Has Joints that Inspire

One of the challenges with humanoid robots, besides keeping them upright, is finding compact combinations of actuators and joint mechanisms that allow for good range of smooth motion while still having good strength. To achieve that researchers from the IRIM Lab at Korea University of Technology and Education developed the …read more

Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool

A research paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows how negative interest rates could become an important policy tool for fighting future economic downturns. The paper examines the market response to the introduction of negative interest rates by five major central banks. Also read: Where US Regulators Stand on Cryptocurrency Fed […] The post Fed Research Considers Negative Interest Rates Effective Policy Tool appeared first on Bitcoin News.

MIT Mini Cheetah Made and Improved In China

We nearly passed over this tip from [xoxu] which was just a few links to some AliExpress pages. However, when we dug a bit into the pages we found something pretty surprising. Somewhere out there in the wild we…east of China there’s a company not only reverse engineering the Mini …read more

Japan vs South Africa live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere

Can the hosts continue their Rugby World Cup run with a win over the Springboks? Find out how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our Japan vs South Africa live stream guide.

Here’s why this fantastic card from Chase should be the next one you apply for

BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Please note: the offers mentioned below are subject to change at any time and some may no longer be available. Summary: Are you a semi-frequent traveler who doesn’t take too many trips a year but who nevertheless could use a credit card that offers an assortment of travel-related perks? In this post, we walk through the many reasons you should consider the Chase [..]

How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely

With mainstream exchanges becoming progressively cumbersome due to privacy invasive policy and regulation, some crypto traders are switching to more private, face-to-face trading. While this route isn’t for everyone, and comes with unique risks, it does offer a very real solution to many of the problems plaguing mainstream exchanges currently. The goal of this breakdown […] The post How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Name A Hacker Camp

Many of us look forward to visiting a summer hacker camp, as an opportunity to immerse ourselves in some of the coolest and most stimulating stuff that comes out of our community. The names trip off the tongue, ToorCamp, CCCamp, EMFcamp, BornHack, and more. There’s one major event that doesn’t …read more

2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is an extra Coupe known for the British automotive brand designed to deliver exceptional performance and complete luxury. The Wraith is based on the Roll Royce Ghost and is the same Coupe version. The Wraith holds an aerodynamic exterior that disrupts the fast roof, wide rear track and tight lines. The Rolls-Royce […] The post 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith appeared first on GTOPCARS.COM.

Storm Cloud Lamp Brings The Weather Inside

The humble lamp is a common build for a hacker looking to express themselves creatively. Often, nature can serve as an inspiration, as was the case for [Michael Pick]’s Storm Cloud. (Video, embedded below.) Electronically, the build is straightforward, consisting of an Arduino Uno, an MP3 shield, and a string …read more

Hooray! Ikea’s long-anticipated Fyrtur smart blinds are finally on sale

I was talking to someone recently who installs a variety of tech solutions in homes who noted as an aside that smart blinds are very soon going to be the standard, default solution -- that there's just no reason to have the traditional set of blinds anymore, when you can have one that operates at the push of a button. That came to mind today in tandem with the news that Ikea has finally started the rollout of its Fyrtur smart blinds in some of its US stores after initially intending to release them earlier [..]

Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, development, and participation continue to spread as there’s been a myriad of BCH-related announcements in the last few weeks. Moreover, there’s now over 18 million bitcoin cash in circulation and only three million coins left to mine. Also read: Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support Bitcoin Cash Adoption and […] The post Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments appeared first on Bitcoin News.

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston […]

San Diego woman living in a van surrenders 320 pet rats

Rats have kind of a bad rap. Yeah, they're scavengers in big cities and have a long and storied history of spreading disease, but generally speaking, they're actually pretty lovely creatures. They're smart, and they make very good pets. That is, unless you have *checks notes* over 300 of them. As the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, a woman was recently found living in a van in a convenience store parking lot, and she definitely wasn't alone. What had originally started as just a pair of pet rats exploded i[..]

Beam Me Up to the PCB Space Ship

This project would fit in perfectly with #BadgeLife if someone could figure out a way to hang it from their neck. Inspired by Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise, [bobricius] decided to design and assemble a miniature space ship PCB model, complete with 40 blinking LEDs controlled by an ATtiny85. While the …read more

Wales vs France live stream: how to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Last eight clash sees European heavyweights face off in Oita. See how to watch this Rugby World Cup match from anywhere on Earth with our Wales vs France live stream guide.

Amazon Sale: Blink XT2 Smart Security Cameras Now Up to 25% Off

Amazon's new Blink XT2 smart security cameras are on sale right now.

Is the binge model doomed? Netflix is still committed, but rivals want you to wait

Apple held a splashy premiere event a few days ago at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California to unveil its new Apple TV+ series For All Mankind. It's one of the marquee launch titles that will be available on November 1st -- a drama that offers an alternative history of the "Space Race" that in real life, of course, saw the US beat Russia to the moon. It's got solid talent behind it, like Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award-winner Ronald D. Moore, who also reimagined Battlestar Galactica in the[..]

This Week in Apps: League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 billion. […]

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for sale. Verizon has been shedding media properties in a retreat from the strategy that it had begun to execute with the acquisition of AOL for […]

Why startup founders should open up about their mental health

The money comes fast in the startup world, the fall may be equally swift. Sometimes the struggle is too much to handle. Colin Kroll (co-founder of Vine), Austen Heinz (founder of Cambrian Genomics), Jody Sherman (Ecomum entrepreneur) all led successful businesses. But their journey has ended abruptly, they died of suicide. And their mental health has played a crucial part in it. When we’re talking about entrepreneurship nowadays, it’s all about the grind. Being a step further, working an hour longer, not se[..]

How climate change infiltrated popular culture

It seems that people are finally waking up to the threat of climate change. The most poignant sign of this for me was seeing an infographic I created adorning the main music stage at Reading Festival 2019. While the majority of those in the crowd may not have grasped its true meaning, or been in the frame of mind to understand it, it was a significant moment. A popular rock band publicly endorsed climate research and literally put it centre stage. The climate stripes illustrate the global average temperatur[..]

Customizing Xiaomi ARM Cortex-M Firmware

This hack was revealed a while ago at DEFCON26, but it’s still a fascinating look into vulnerabilities that affect some of the most widely used IoT devices. [Dennis Giese] figured out a way to modify ARM Cortex-M based firmware for use in customizing the functionality of devices or removing access …read more

The Pixel 4 isn't getting the feature-rich RCS texting Google has pushed for

The Google Pixel 4 has limited support for RCS messaging from carriers in the US.

The new iPhone is ugly

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are […]

Sega Genesis Mini review: The retro console to beat

I haven't been overly impressed by any of the mini consoles that have sprung up lately. The NES Classic Edition was enough of a novelty when it came out that even the most casual of gamers felt compelled to grab one and relive their childhoods, if only for a moment. But by the time Sony showed up to the party with its own PlayStation Classic, the world had seemingly moved on. The mini consoles were indeed just a short-lived fad. At least, that was where I landed before I got my hands on the Sega Genesis Min[..]

Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz’ connected car app was pulling in information from other accounts and not their own, allowing them to see other car […]

New LEGO sets are designed for people who are always glued to their smartphones

LEGO Hidden Side was designed for a youth that’s always on their phones, and it actually works.

You’d think true wireless earbuds this good would cost more than $26

Want to finally cut the headphone cord and go truly wireless? Don’t want to spend $159 or even more on fancy earphones like AirPods or Powerbeats Pro? Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. The SoundPEATS TrueFree True Wireless Earbuds are part of a very popular product line that always touts impressive sound, solid battery life, and a comfortable fit. Best of all, they’re shockingly affordable! Here are the bullet points from the product page: [TRUE WIRELESS & BLUETOOTH 5.0] - Equipped with the latest [..]

October 20, 1997: Microsoft was in Contempt

1997 – Microsoft violated a July 1994 consent decree, so 3 years later, the US Justice department decides to hold Microsoft in contempt. This was the ongoing issues with Internet Explorer bundled in Windows 95. The Justice department wants Microsoft to pay $1 Million a day until Microsoft stops bundling. Microsoft says they have the […]

There’s more to the 3D print than the eye can see

If you thought CADing designs for 3D printing was hard enough, wait until you hear about this .stl trick. [Angus] of Maker’s Muse recently demoed a method for creating hidden geometries in .stl files that are only revealed during the slicing process before a 3D print. (Video, embedded below.) The …read more

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Man United vs Liverpool, NBA, NFL and loads more! Sign up to Now TV's Sports pass for £20 and get access to all 11 Sky Sports channels for the next month.

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone

Whatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating chance. As newly minted CEO Yves Maitre admitted to me at Disrupt a couple of weeks back, the once mighty smartphone giant has lost the thread in recent years. But if nothing else, the Exodus […]

Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry

According to a blog post published by Circle, the cryptocurrency firm is releasing its subsidiary exchange Poloniex which is now owned by an “Asian investment group.” The trading platform will become an independent company called Polo Digital Assets, Ltd., and after November 1, 2019, U.S. residents will no longer be able to use the platform. […] The post Circle Drops Poloniex Leaving US Crypto Traders High and Dry appeared first on Bitcoin News.

11 new trailers you need to watch: American Son, Dolittle, Frozen II, and more

We’ve been waiting for Zombieland: Double Tap for 10 years, and it’s finally here. But the new zombie comedy has some serious competition at the box office this week. The Maleficent and Jay and Silent Bob sequels are also out this week, as is Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. On top of that, Joker might still have some juice left in its third week at the theater, even after obliterating the competition during the previous weekends. As for trailers, we have a couple of exciting flicks from Netflix, as well as a n[..]

Freedom Mobile Home Internet Offered in Calgary with $55/150 Mbps Plan

Shaw's Freedom Mobile is offering home internet in Calgary right now as part of a test.

USB-C vs. Thunderbolt 3

Confused about the difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt 3? Here's why the two connections lead to confusion, the capabilities of each, and which connection is best for your situation.

macOS beta may have given us an early look at the 16-inch MacBook Pro

It now seems almost certain that Apple is readying a new MacBook Pro for a launch in the near future.

CHEAP: This DJI Mavic Air drone kit is $150 off — fly my pretties, fly!

Drones are badass, right? Something that would’ve been science fiction a decade ago is now generally affordable. You know, like the DJI Mavic Air. This drone lets mere mortals have access to what’s basically professional cinematography equipment. And while this classy piece of tech usually doesn’t come cheap, hold onto your hats, because this DJI Mavic Air Kit is discounted by almost $150 — making it a sweet $750. So, what is the DJI Mavic Air? Well, it’s a foldable drone with a 4K camera. It’s the lovechil[..]

CHEAP: $35 for a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controller? TAKE MY THUMBS

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Yeah, beating someone online is fun. It’s satisfying — especially if you can hear their anguish down the other end of the line — but there’s something even better about wiping the floor with someone you can see. Someone you’re in the room with. Maybe it’s the facial expressions, maybe it’s the body language, maybe it’s look of horror in their eyes; but it’s probably a mixture of all that. And it feels damn good. But, you[..]

How to Share your Name and Photo in Messages on iPhone [VIDEO]

Here's how to share your name and photo within the Messages app on your iPhone.

Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise’s expansion

In this week's newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, 'cloud kitchens' is an oxymoron and 'Super Pumped' is hitting the small screen.

Want to make $100K a year as a project manager? Start by mastering Agile

Whether you’re trying to break into the lucrative project manager field or if you’re just trying to coordinate major initiatives in your current organization, the principles of an Agile-based project management system can make all the difference between success and failure.You can get fully up to speed on this career-redefining training with the instruction in The Agile Scrum Mastery Bundle. It’s on sale now at over 90 percent off, just $19.99 from TNW Deals.

Capcom has plans to revive some of its dormant franchises

After its recent successes, Capcom is planning to bring back some titles we haven’t seen in a while.

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $14 Wi-Fi extender, $15 off Fire TV Stick 4K, $25 off Nintendo Switch, more

Welcome to another weekend edition of our top daily deals roundups, which are just like the ones we run during the week but you can browse them from the comfort of your home instead of trying to sneak a peek at work. Highlights from Saturday's list include the best-selling TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender on Amazon's whole site for an all-time low of just $13.99, a Fire TV Stick for only $24.99 and a Fire TV Stick 4K for $34.99 (both the lowest prices since Prime Day), an extremely rare deal that gets you a $25[..]

Microsoft: Why our new Surface line-up really does have something for everyone

Microsoft looks to build for the future with new Surface devices.