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What"s Behind Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?

Have you ever checked your phone thinking you had felt it vibrate or heard it ring, only to see that no one tried to reach you? One researcher decided to study this phenomenon......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceMar 20th, 2017

Republicans Want To Leave You Voicemail -- Without Ever Ringing Your Cellphone

bricko quotes a report from Recode: The GOP's leading campaign and fundraising arm, the Republican National Committee, has quietly thrown its support behind a proposal at the Federal Communications Commission that would pave the way for marketers to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 17 min. ago

Intel-based Chromebooks fall behind when running Android apps

Many Chromebooks will eventually be able to run Android apps, but not all of them will provide the same experience. ARM-based Chromebooks might provide better Android app performance than Chromebooks based on Intel processors. The post Intel-based Ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago

Anker"s faster-charging 10,000mAh power bank is $27 right now

With spring’s rain (and snow...) finally clearing up, we can once again start spending time outdoors. There’s no reason to let your tiny cellphone battery hold you back from enjoying the sunshine, either—not when Amazon is offering Anker’s.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News12 hr. 16 min. ago

Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers now collect user data

Netgear makes some popular routers, but do you really want the company behind your model of router to collect data such as your IP address and MAC address? If the answer is no, then you need to disable the "analytics" data collection.Netgear’s N.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Here are all the changes to Canadian carrier rate plans this week [May 22-28]

There are over 30 million wireless subscribers in Canada and if you’re in the market to switch carriers, then you’ll want to know about the latest promotions and cellphone rate plan changes. You can find all those changes and additions be.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Valve has quietly hired the team behind Kerbal Space Program

News that Chet Faliszek, the last remaining Half-Life writer still at Valve, had departed the company earlier this month left some questioning the firm’s commitment to traditional video game development. But it seems the studio could have an un.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Blu R1 Plus

The Blu R1 Plus is an affordable unlocked phone with a sturdy build and a bright HD display, but performance issues and merely average battery life put it behind competitors......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

Hands on: Android O"s most useful features (so far)

With Google I/O officially behind us, it's time to start looking forward -- and that means time to start thinking in more detail about the next major version of Android and what it'll mean for us.Google Home and Photos may have stolen the show at.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated News17 hr. 25 min. ago

Connecting with work from the road? Here"s how to stay safe

Every company has workaholics who can’t leave their duties behind when heading out on vacation. They're kind of worker who, if the hotel doesn’t have Wi-Fi, will rush to the closest coffee shop or eatery to stay connected, check email and jum.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Article: Listen In: Key Takeaways from the Upfronts

In the latest episode of eMarketer's "Behind the Numbers," analysts Paul Verna and Gerard Broussard and news editor Rimma Kats discuss key highlights from last week's Upfronts, as well as TV networks' approach of making digital advertisin.....»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Valve hired the team behind "Kerbal Space Program"

Worried that Valve's recent departures mark an end to conventional game development at the Half-Life studio? You might have a glimmer of hope. Valve has confirmed that it hired the team at Squad, better known as the creators of the ship.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

MIT"s "living cell" shirt reacts to sweat to help cool you down

Engineers in the MIT Media Lab have developed Biologic, the technology behind a breathable workout suit with flaps that ventilate when a wearer sweats thanks to a lining of living microbial cells. The post MIT's 'living cell' shirt rea.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Living cells line this workout shirt to let it breathe better and keep you cool

Engineers in the MIT Media Lab have developed Biologic, the technology behind a breathable workout suit with flaps that ventilate when a wearer sweats thanks to a lining of living microbial cells. The post Living cells line this workout shirt to let.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Lawyer who founded Prenda Law is disbarred

Twenty-one months later, an ethics complaint ends in disbarment. Enlarge / John L. Steele, photographed in Chicago in 2010. (credit: Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images) John Steele, one of the masterminds behind the Prenda Law ".....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory. Enlarge / The Bullet Cluster, which has been viewed as a demonstration of dark matter. (credit: APOD)   The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

2017 IDC Health Insights HealthTech Rankings Top 50 and Enterprise Top 25 — The Data Behind the Rankings

This IDC Pivot Table presents the data from the second annual IDC Health Insights HealthTech Rankings, both the Top 50 and the Enterprise Top 25 rankings. (The rankings are mutually exclusive.) Find the analysis of this data in IDC Perspective: 2017.....»»

Category: servicesSource:  idcRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Article: Listen In: Understanding the Digital Market of French Canada

eMarketer's Paul Briggs joins the 'cast to talk about the unique characteristics of French Canada when it comes to digital usage. French Canada spends considerably less time online than the rest of the country. What's behind this digital.....»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

UK switches on the world"s largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Live look at the "alien megastructure" star may solve mysteries

Astronomers may have ruled out an alien megastructure as the likely cause behind KIC 8462852's strange dimming, but it's still mysterious -- and that's partly due to the lack of live data (as live as you can get for a star 1,2.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Hands On With the DJI Mavic Pro: A Serious Drone That Fits in Your Daypack

If you've ever considered getting started with drone photography, the Mavic Pro is an awesome choice. Both powerful and portable, it puts the best of the Phantom family's features into a unit that folds to the size of a water bottle. The post Hands O.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017