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Google may takeover HTC, or at least what's left of it, sooner than one would have expected it seems.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:50 pm
We have done a simple math to help you understand why JioFi is "currently" the cheapest 4G internet in India. Take a look.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:03 pm
Honor, Huawei's digital sub-brand has announced the first edition of its 'Honor Big Diwali Sale' with offers on the Honor 6X, Honor 8 Pro, Huawei Watch 2, Honor Band 3 and the company's entire range of accessories.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:55 pm
State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has rolled out two new plans to lure its prepaid customers
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:46 pm
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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra was launched in India back in the month of July at Rs 19,990. While on the other hand, the Xperia XA1 was launched in July at a price of Rs 29,990.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:10 pm
iOS 11 is much more than just a small iterative update - it brings with the biggest visual overhaul to iOS since iOS 7 in 2013 and many new features, refinements and user interface tweaks.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:01 pm
Soon after launching the Q6, LG has launched its slightly heftier variant, the Q6+ in India at a price of Rs 17,990.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:06 pm
PayTM is hosting a cashback sale, which the e-commerce site is calling it -- mera cashback sale. This is a three day sale, which kick started today and will continue till September 23 midnight.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:09 pm
The Samsung Galaxy S7 which was originally launched at a price of Rs 48,900 in March 2016.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:43 pm
After the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, HMD Global is reportedly set to launch its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 in India on September 26.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:12 pm
Amazon India is holding a four-days Great Indian sale which starts from September 21. But before that, there's a flash sale of Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A which is taking place today at 2PM and 6PM respectively, on both Amazon as well as company's own website
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:14 pm
As part of its latest Great Indian Sale, Amazon India is now selling the OnePlus 3T at a price of Rs 24,999. This means the phone now has a flat discount of Rs 5,000.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:57 pm
The feature is available for both mobile and desktop versions. Both Android and iOS users can access the feature as it is already active.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:13 pm
Amazon will be offering discounts on Nokia and Redmi phones, TV brands like Samsung, SONY, Panasonic, TCL and BPL, large appliances and also on key electronics brands like HP, Dell, Canon, Bose and JBL.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:42 am
OnePlus said that to showcase the JCC products it will hold a pop-up event in Paris on September 22.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:34 am
Xiaomi leads the pack here with as many as four really premium high-end phones -- for the price -- in the Redmi 4A, the Redmi 4 and the Redmi Note 4.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:09 pm
JioFi device is available for Rs 999 till September 30.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:24 am
Though expensive, the Hero 5 Black GoPro is best action camera I have used. But, is it good enough to be worthy of its high price? Let's find out.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 3:52 pm
Almost two weeks ahead of their formal launch on October 4, the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL have been leaked in full. Interestingly not only the images, but also the prices of the two phones have been leaked.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:38 am
Not only Jio halted the pre-orders due to heavy demand, it also pushed the delivery date for the phone to September 21. The JioPhone will now be delivered to people who have pre-booked it from October 1.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 10:18 am
TRAI said the new call termination charge will be applicable from October 1, 2017.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 8:27 pm
Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India at a price of Rs 57,900 and Rs 64,900 respectively.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:58 pm
Gionee has just launched a new smartphone in India called the X1s at a price of Rs 12,999
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:23 pm
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US has set an SAR level of 1.6 W/Kg for phones and the same measurement is followed in India. This means phone below 1.6W/kg are considered good.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:49 pm
Motorola India has confirmed that it is going to launch the Moto X4 in India on October 3.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:09 pm

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Posted: August 22, 2017, 1:48 pm
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Posted: August 16, 2017, 12:38 pm
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Posted: August 14, 2017, 2:15 pm
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Posted: August 13, 2017, 9:30 am
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Posted: August 12, 2017, 12:30 pm
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Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:23 pm
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Posted: August 5, 2017, 4:23 pm
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Posted: August 4, 2017, 3:47 pm
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Posted: August 3, 2017, 10:16 am
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Posted: July 31, 2017, 1:38 pm
  It seems like large is the flavour of the month and after Xiaomi took another stab at the category, Gionee wants a piece of the pie as well. However, with a price of Rs 26,999, and a better presence i...
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:06 am
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Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
  I’ve said this once before, I’ll say it again, smartphone makers can’t be allowed to rehash old designs and sell them as new phones. But alas! That plea falls on deaf ears and we hav...
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:45 pm
  I have always maintained that tablets are great devices for content consumption, gaming and multimedia. Sure, you can get a little work done on them, but they don’t have what it takes to replace...
Posted: July 18, 2017, 7:10 am
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 3:05 pm
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Posted: July 15, 2017, 1:55 pm
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Posted: July 11, 2017, 11:58 am
  Meizu has been awfully quiet in the Indian market. While it's Chinese compatriots Xiaomi, Coolpad etc. have been launching phone after phone, the company has barely released a handful of phon...
Posted: July 7, 2017, 3:33 pm
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Posted: July 6, 2017, 8:17 am
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Posted: July 4, 2017, 11:05 am
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Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:38 pm
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  If you’ve been following Digit for long, you may know that the Lenovo Y700 won our Zero1 award for “Best Mainstream Gaming Laptop” in 2016. This year the company is pushing the envel...
Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:11 pm
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Posted: June 22, 2017, 4:29 pm
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Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:29 pm
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Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:41 am
  If we consider all smartphones in the sub-30k segment and remove those that don’t run on the newest possible version of Android, Motorola is one of the few companies we’re left with. That...
Posted: June 16, 2017, 2:51 pm
  Sony may not have a real hold on the smartphone space anymore, but its phones remain as relevant as ever. The company recently announced that it’ll focus on the premium range from now on. That,...
Posted: June 15, 2017, 7:37 pm
  Earlier this year HP announced its new range of gaming hardware under its Omen sub-brand. The company also showcased accessories - a monitor and the HP Omen desktop. I was there at the event and if yo...
Posted: June 15, 2017, 1:08 pm
  The budget smartphone segment in India is a pretty cutthroat one with dozens of companies vying for attention from first time smartphone buyers. And this is the segment that Chinese newcomer iVoo...
Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:28 am
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Posted: June 12, 2017, 11:35 am
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Posted: June 9, 2017, 2:13 pm
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Posted: June 8, 2017, 1:45 pm
  Micromax needs a win. In fact, it needs a big win, and for that it’s pulling out the big guns. The company’s sister concern, Yu Televentures, had its biggest and probably only win with the...
Posted: June 6, 2017, 12:33 pm
   Samsung has been polishing out the rough edges from its products for a while now. The company has streamlines its phone lineups, with the Galaxy S, A, C, J, Z and On series devices. Of course, the...
Posted: May 25, 2017, 1:40 pm
  When Facebook first announced its livestreaming aspirations, many hailed the move as revolutionary. It’s true, livestreaming on the Internet is without a doubt the fastest way to get information...
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:27 am
  I miss the days when you bought a phone and the only major accessory you had to concern yourself with was a good pair of earphones. Nowadays, a phone cover has become a necessity thanks to increasingl...
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:51 am
  An Intel Core i7, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and the new NVIDIA GTX 1050 (Ti) GPU. These are bare minimum specifications a laptop should have if it wants to be listed amongst gaming laptops. Moreover, having...
Posted: May 18, 2017, 2:20 pm
  Design professionals, CAD engineers, video editors and many creative people generally rely on two kinds of machines for their work — one is the ageing and often underpowered Mac lineup, while th...
Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:14 am
  When it comes to budget laptops under `15,000/-, you will find that most brands today have something or the other to offer in that segment. Understandably, most laptops in this segment make use of ent...
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:54 am
  Over the past weekend, Xiaomi announced that it had sold 4 million units of the Redmi 3s smartphone, making it the most sold smartphone online. So, obviously it is time to one up the device. The Xiaom...
Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:25 am
  Oppo is increasing investments in India compared to what it was doing two or three years back. The company laid out big expansion plans back in 2016, and was reportedly investing $216 million in manuf...
Posted: May 15, 2017, 3:35 pm
  The HIFIMAN HE560 is a beautifully crafted, open-backed, planar magnetic headphone, designed for reference use. While this isn’t the first planar magnetic we’ve tried – we got some h...
Posted: May 15, 2017, 11:45 am
  Virat Kohli, in a brand partnership with Hong Kong-based audio products manufacturer Zeeva, recently launched MuveAcoustics, an audio brand targetted towards the youth. The MuveAcoustics Drive is curr...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 12:36 pm
  Indian born consumer electronics firm Micromax has been quite candid recently. The company admitted that the recent influx of Oppo, Vivo and other players led the company to rethink its strategies. An...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 12:07 pm
  Over the years, the Nubia brand has been all about impressive design language and good cameras. The Nubia Z11 Mini reviewed last year had a best in class camera till the Moto G5 Plus came along, and t...
Posted: May 10, 2017, 12:26 pm
  Micromax is a well known brand when it comes to budget smartphones. The company has seen good days in the past, leading the charts in terms of sales. However, lately the phone company has been on the...
Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:50 pm
  Corsair has a huge roster of cabinets that can take care of several use-cases when it comes to building a PC. The Carbide series is itself further classified into several categories and falling under...
Posted: May 3, 2017, 6:15 pm
  With only two smartphones under its belt. Smartron is definitely the new kid on the block. The company's first two devices, the Smartron and the were on the right path, but wit...
Posted: May 3, 2017, 9:40 am
  The sub-15K market in India is pretty competitive with manufacturers falling head-over-heels in an effort to offer the best features at a reasonable price. You can even get devices that offer flagship...
Posted: May 1, 2017, 4:06 pm
  Over the course of the LG G6 review, I’ve been wondering how I can do this without mentioning the disastrous LG G5 (review). The LG G6 is a whole new phone, and has nothing to do with its predec...
Posted: April 28, 2017, 2:33 pm
  Samsung really wants its flagship phone to stand out. Given the industry’s constraints, it can’t do that with internal hardware, but what it can do is innovate on design. To its credit, Sa...
Posted: April 25, 2017, 2:56 pm
  Edge displays may not be the most useful thing you’ve ever seen on a smartphone, but they sure look good. And after three years and five such phones, Samsung has finally perfected its curved fla...
Posted: April 24, 2017, 2:53 pm
  The HP-15BA021AX is a 15.6 inch budget laptop, and it’s amongst the few of its kind, that run on AMD’s Bristol Ridge processor. This 7th gen AMD processor silently made its way into the la...
Posted: April 21, 2017, 3:29 pm
  Coolpad seems to be on a phone launching spree. The company has launched the Cool1, Note 5, Note 3S, and the Mega 3, all within a span of a few months of each other. Adding to that, we have the Coolpa...
Posted: April 18, 2017, 4:30 pm
  Indian phone maker Lava has been better known for its budget devices, but it recently dashed into a higher market segment with the Lava Z25. The smartphone is the company’s attempt to take on th...
Posted: April 13, 2017, 2:18 pm
  Sony’s Xperia lineup is often an exhibition of the best of technology that Sony makes for mobile devices, and the Sony Xperia XZs here is no less. While it is not radically new, it is an able co...
Posted: April 11, 2017, 3:05 pm
  We’ve all read them, reports saying LeEco is down in the dumps, that the company is moving out of India and probably some fake news around it too. But when the same company launched the cheapest...
Posted: April 5, 2017, 1:26 pm
  Selfies may have been termed a psychological disorder by scientists, but it’s definitely a trend that sells. Argue as much as you want to, but duckfaces and pouts have won. And after some years...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 6:18 pm
  There’s no substitute for good user experience, and we have often seen devices with incredible specifications on paper fall prey to seemingly underpowered foes based on optimisations, services a...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 12:46 pm
  If you are in the market to pick up a budget smartphone at around Rs. 12,000, chances are that you'll consider the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3s Prime, Honor 6X and Coolpad...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 8:58 am
  Taking a phone out with me on a trip has often proven to be the best way to test its dependability. While our regular lab tests do apply, the Samsung Galaxy A7 was my primary device on a recent trip t...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 3:52 pm
  The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS is a unique IEM when compared to some of the other IEMs we've been reviewing recently. Most other in-ears depend on passive isolation i.e. the physical seal between...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 12:49 pm
  The Brainwavz M2 isn't really a new launch. It has long been a staple on any online roundup/listing featuring the best in-ears within this price range. However what's new is that the company &...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 12:19 pm
  1More is the OEM manufacturer that designed (and possibly manufactured) Xiaomi’s Piston and Hybrid in-ears. They have only a few models in their collection but each headphone seems well thought...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 9:45 am
  The a-Jays Four plus comes in the most elaborate packaging you’ve ever seen! It’ll remind you of those oval boxes your dad’s oldschool perfumes used to come in. And yet, I can get wh...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 9:12 am
  If our recently reviewed Brainwavz S3 felt premium, the FiiO EX1 just took it up a notch further. The box is well designed and the headphones themselves feel solid to hold. FiiO, at least for us, has...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 7:49 am
  We’ve been seeing quite a few nice offerings from this Chinese manufacturer of affordable audio gear. The Delta, for example, was a very good performer in the low-end segment so was the BLU-200...
Posted: April 3, 2017, 6:41 am
  Portable, wireless speakers are essential accessories now, providing marked improvements over native smartphone speakers in slim, mobile sizes. The less expensive segment of portable speakers unsurpri...
Posted: March 31, 2017, 11:58 am
  The Gionee A1 is the company’s new flagship smartphone. It runs on the old MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, and Gionee’s prime selling point with the A1 is the 16MP front-facing camera and the larg...
Posted: March 31, 2017, 11:38 am
  In the ever expanding mid-range IEM market, players are trying to differentiate themselves with either looks, superlative performance, or in some cases even the driver technology used. Take the case o...
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:09 pm
  A compact design on a keyboard works out great if you are restricted with less space on your desk or want to carry it around with you. Conventionally, mechanical keyboards have been lacking in the por...
Posted: March 30, 2017, 8:34 am
  Wireless audio has evolved in leaps and bounds, to now stand at a reliable point where many are making the move based on the clutter-free experience. At a time when smartphones are freely dropping the...
Posted: March 29, 2017, 12:22 pm
  Reliance Jio’s disruptive strategies have caused a huge demand for portable Mi-Fi routers. Once a staple of one-the-go white collar folks, the Mi-Fi router has become a lot more ubiquitous. This...
Posted: March 29, 2017, 10:45 am
  As a smartphone maker, HTC has a special place in my heart. The original HTC Desire that was released back in 2010 was my first smartphone, and back in the day, I was mighty impressed by it....
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:42 am
  We’ve been fans of SoundMagic’s E10 series for a long time now. In fact the E10 to us was a far better series than the overrated PL30s. The E10M was for a long time our go-to recommendatio...
Posted: March 23, 2017, 4:17 pm
  Most of you will remember Tekfusion, the Bangalore-based Indian audio manufacturer for its 2013 release original Twinwoofers. It was quite a successful in-ear, almost always being featured on any affo...
Posted: March 23, 2017, 2:43 pm
  Announced at GDC 2017, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti falls in line as yet another successful launch for NVIDIA. The company has been on a roll ever since Maxwell cards came out more than two years ag...
Posted: March 23, 2017, 8:30 am
  As far as smartphones are concerned, India is not only an important market, it is also an interesting market. Phones sold here range from absolutely stunning to bogus. Some companies disrupt, while ot...
Posted: March 22, 2017, 10:56 pm
  There are many options in the budget keyboard/mouse bundles out there. Even though the keyboards are average, it’s difficult to find a good enough mouse in these combos. We have tested only a co...
Posted: March 22, 2017, 11:02 am
  There are a few set of trends that are being observed in cabinets. Although modularity is the most common feature being incorporated into cabinets at every budget, certain features such as a fan contr...
Posted: March 17, 2017, 12:31 pm
  The performance gap between a sub-15K smartphone and a flagship device is thinning with each passing year. However, there are often devices that don’t look powerful on paper, but still perform w...
Posted: March 15, 2017, 2:14 pm
  Motorola's event at the Mobile World Congress was clashing with Nokia’s return announcements this year. As a result, many of us turned our attention to the Nokia phones, leaving what could b...
Posted: March 14, 2017, 7:04 pm
  Compact cameras with 1-inch sensors have their own place in the imaging market. They are targeted at being fast, sharp shooters, without the hassle of changing lenses, and being small enough to fit in...
Posted: March 3, 2017, 10:15 am

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Read about the latest research on technology in the classroom, from new educational computer games and iPad apps to research on cyberbullying.

A video game to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the video game as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, said the researchers.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:48 pm
Students who took part in a program that taught scientific argumentation learned the concepts better than their peers who did not, a study concludes.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 5:01 am
Smartphone apps that share users' personal Information often do so through services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy. CResearchers say controlling access to these third-party libraries, which help app developers make money by targeting people with ads or compiling marketing profiles, promises to be an effective way of limiting the unwanted release of personal information.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 11:18 pm
Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning difficulties, according to an exploratory study.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 10:17 pm
Scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct palaces and temples and build canals. The new research shows the Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry -- the study of triangles -- by more than 1,000 years.
Posted: August 24, 2017, 11:42 pm
Many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether, new research concludes.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 9:57 pm
Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:31 pm
Students from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between students from different family backgrounds because new information about the importance of math is made accessible to underprivileged students.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 5:06 pm
A mobile learning app that uses game elements such as leaderboards and digital badges may have positive effects on student academic performance, engagement, and retention, according to a new study. Researchers developed a fully customizable app that allowed lecturers to push quizzes based on course content directly to their students' devices in order to motivate them, increase their competitiveness, and keep them engaged with the course.
Posted: August 4, 2017, 6:19 am
Online mathematics assessment could help improve the mathematics performance of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners in South Africa, suggests a new report.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 8:01 pm
Computer scientists have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies. Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 8:00 pm
The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:24 pm
Playing a popular physically-interactive, smartphone based game, like Pokémon GO, may actually promote exercise, a new study has concluded. The researchers suggest that while many smartphone functions may promote sedentary activity, they are hopeful that playing physically-interactive, smartphone based video games like Pokémon GO may help promote walking and reduce sitting in college students.
Posted: July 7, 2017, 1:29 am
Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 8:23 pm
While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, new research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:57 pm
A new study has developed a novel way of evaluating and improving VAMs. By taking data from Boston schools with admissions lotteries, the scholars have used the random assignment of students to schools to see how similar groups of students fare in different classroom settings.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 9:40 pm
A study has identified a functional brain pattern linked to cognitive behavior able to activate an iPad's touchscreen. Results may be useful in brain-machine interfaces, of particular interest for people with physical difficulties to communicate with the outside world.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 9:35 pm
Based on a study of more than 30,000 elementary, middle, and high school students conducted in winter 2015–16, researchers found that elementary and middle school students scored lower on a computer-based test that did not allow them to return to previous items than on two comparable tests—paper- or computer-based—that allowed them to skip, review, and change previous responses.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 9:27 pm
Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy. However, more than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics.
Posted: June 9, 2017, 8:08 pm
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills -- including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding -- while also improving their mental health, finds new research.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 1:27 am
A study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good educator.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:43 am
Scrapping automatically-playing videos in apps and reversing trends of instant messaging and on-demand services could be key to cutting the growing energy demand of the Internet, say researchers.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 8:18 pm
Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why a professor is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.
Posted: May 9, 2017, 10:58 pm
Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a new study suggest that students whose parents are interested in math and perceive their own math competencies to be high perform better than students with parents who show a low interest in math and regard their competencies in the domain as equally low – regardless of the intensity of the help students receive at home.
Posted: May 8, 2017, 6:04 pm
Researchers have challenged traditional teaching and learning concepts employed in medical training. A comparison with conventional learning methods led them to conclude that tablet-based, multimedia-enhanced training improves medical examination results. Their study clearly shows that an integrated program of tablet-based theoretical training and clinical practice enhances medical training.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 1:45 am
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology.
Posted: May 3, 2017, 6:51 pm
The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 7:12 pm
Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:37 pm
A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The study also found that while almost all teens -- 91 percent -- use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of teens also use messaging applications like Kik, WhatsApp, or Line on a smartphone.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 9:03 pm
In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ages.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 6:32 pm
Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to engineers.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 7:38 pm
Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while driving.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 9:13 pm
To help us make the most of idle moments, researchers have developed a series of apps called 'WaitSuite' that test you on vocabulary words during moments of waiting, like when you're waiting for an instant message or for your phone to connect to WiFi.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 1:20 am
Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 12:22 am
Mobile phones have increasingly become the repository for the details that drive our everyday lives. But researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we regularly use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make convenient online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding to mine our information.
Posted: April 4, 2017, 12:41 am
In the first study to survey and interview parents who play 'Pokémon GO' with their children, families report a number of side benefits, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding. However, some guilt about screen time persisted.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 9:32 pm
A majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, researchers have found. Their report highlights effective methods for teaching medical students about the importance of responsible social media use as it relates to their careers.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:20 am
Digital gaming has generally been perceived to increase individuals’ sedentary time. According to a new dissertation, gaming can also act as a medium to promote health. Exergaming is a form of digital gaming that combines games with physical activity: the game requires physical activity from the player in order to play the game, and the outcome of the game is partly determined by that physical activity. Examples of such games are console-based dance games and different mobile exergames, such as Zombies Run and Pokémon GO.
Posted: March 17, 2017, 10:50 pm
Involvement in cyberbullying among girls triggers negative perceptions of the importance of school and the value of learning, a new study suggests. Psychologists found that 11-15 year-old girls who were most involved in cyberbullying -- as perpetrator, victim, or both -- felt the least accepted by their peers. This then had a knock-on effect of spilling over into how important they felt school and learning were, the researchers found.
Posted: March 15, 2017, 7:14 pm
A new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on Earth has now been developed by researchers. Their idea -- they call it TouchTerrain -- could be a powerful teaching tool in geology classrooms.
Posted: March 14, 2017, 4:57 am
Mobile apps designed to keep teens safe online are overwhelmingly focused on parental control, which may be only a short-term solution that hinders a teen's ability to learn coping strategies in the long run. In a study of 74 Android mobile apps designed to promote adolescent online safety, the researchers said that 89 percent of security features on the apps are focused on parental control, while about 11 percent supported teen self-regulation.
Posted: February 28, 2017, 1:50 am
Scientists are exploring whether teaching real-world science through a popular computer game may offer a more engaging and effective educational approach than traditional concepts of instruction. A group of 39 college students from diverse majors played an enhanced version of the popular video game "Minecraft" and learned chemistry in the process, despite being given no in-class science instruction.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 7:11 pm
Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized learning strategies.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 9:46 pm
A study of 3,425 German students from grades 5 through 9 has found that students who enjoyed and took pride in math had even better achievement than students with higher intelligence.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 8:14 pm
The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been developed by computer scientists to allow friends, family and other interested viewers to offer encouragement to weary athletes undertaking challenging events -- such as long-distance charity fund-raising runs.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 8:09 pm
The use of tablet computers is both a safe and a potentially effective approach to managing agitation among patients with dementia, a new pilot study suggests.
Posted: January 7, 2017, 10:02 pm
Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.
Posted: January 4, 2017, 8:57 am
Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students.
Posted: December 16, 2016, 10:15 pm
Four-year-olds with average and lower vocabulary skills learn more effectively with an adult reading an eBook to them versus relying solely on the eBook's voiceover, research shows.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 9:47 pm
Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a new research project.
Posted: December 3, 2016, 1:38 am
The aim of a new research project was to analyze learning using Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning context.
Posted: November 28, 2016, 11:43 pm
Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.
Posted: November 24, 2016, 1:22 am
Early math knowledge is as important as early literacy for children's subsequent achievement. In fact, research has shown that early math skills predict later school success better than early reading skills, and can even predict income in adulthood. Now a new longitudinal study has found that young children whose mothers supported them during play, specifically in their labeling of object quantities, had better math achievement at ages 4-½ and 5 years.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 6:00 am
Do you always get 'shot' playing computer games? Do you, like a sore loser, also blame the equipment? Actually, rather surprisingly, you might be justified.
Posted: November 17, 2016, 10:21 pm
How a mobile app says it will collect or share a user's personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves, a new automated analysis system has revealed.
Posted: November 15, 2016, 11:06 pm
For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organisation European Region regarding digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars.
Posted: November 4, 2016, 7:51 pm
A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Now researchers offer a better understanding of how, when and why people grasp every day math skills.
Posted: November 1, 2016, 7:45 pm
The use of robotic tutors in primary school classrooms is one step closer.
Posted: October 24, 2016, 7:22 pm
In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their homework.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 9:52 pm
New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use it.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 7:08 pm

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Read amazing research on neural interfaces, brain-controlled robotic devices, microchips that mimic the brain and more.

A new brain-computer interface application that allows music to be composed by the power of thought has now been developed by scientists.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 9:56 pm
Scientists have successfully taught robots to perform a challenging brain technique only previously mastered by a handful of humans.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 9:55 pm
It is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer, research shows.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 8:05 pm
Researchers have shown for the first time that the use of a brain-computer interface augmented with a virtual walking avatar can control gait, suggesting the protocol may help patients recover the ability to walk after stroke, some spinal cord injuries and certain other gait disabilities.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 9:43 pm
Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG).
Posted: August 18, 2017, 7:53 pm
In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 1:50 am
Scientist, for the first time, have developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:57 pm
A mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
Posted: August 10, 2017, 8:19 pm
Scientists have created comprehensive brain maps linking different groups of neurons to specific behaviors, using a machine-learning program that annotated more than 225 days of videos of flies -- a feat that would have taken humans some 3,800 years.
Posted: July 14, 2017, 1:20 am
EEG headsets, growing in popularity among consumers, need better security, suggests a team of researchers who say that hackers could use the items to steal passwords.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 5:47 pm
As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, researchers say that now is the time to take action and put in place guidelines that ensure the safe and beneficial use of direct brain-machine interaction.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 11:59 pm
New research builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read."
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:27 pm
Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. The researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 8:08 pm
A study has identified a functional brain pattern linked to cognitive behavior able to activate an iPad's touchscreen. Results may be useful in brain-machine interfaces, of particular interest for people with physical difficulties to communicate with the outside world.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 9:35 pm
New work outlining the brain's visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment, suggest investigators.
Posted: June 9, 2017, 12:26 am
Virtual Reality (VR) can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain, report researchers. A new test shows that VR technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 7:59 pm
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 2:29 am
Inspired by how mammals see, a new 'memristor' computer circuit prototype has the potential to process complex data, such as images and video orders of magnitude, faster and with much less power than today's most advanced systems.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:02 pm
Despite significant breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, it has been notoriously hard for computers to understand why a user behaves the way s/he does. Now researchers report that computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements.
Posted: May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this prosthesis is that it can be controlled by the patient's own thoughts. Worldwide, there are only a handful of patients with such a prosthesis.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:00 pm
Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have the potential to improve the performance and reliability of brain-machine interfaces, or neural prosthetics, that assist paralyzed patients and amputees.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 7:13 pm
Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede use.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 6:15 pm
Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major depressive disorder with roughly 75 percent accuracy using a machine learning approach. Stampede 2 -- which will come online later in 2017 -- will provide the increased computer processing required to incorporate more data and achieve even greater accuracy.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:19 am
When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy levels, there is no way back.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:29 pm
Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal's movement with human thought.
Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:20 pm
A new mathematical model could help clarify what drove the evolution of large brains in humans and other animals, according to a study.
Posted: March 10, 2017, 12:53 am
Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these patterns, but give little consideration to the emotional response of their audience. Scientists have developed a new machine-learning device that detects the emotional state of its listeners to produce new songs that elicit new feelings.
Posted: March 9, 2017, 10:36 pm
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 12:09 am
A new organic artificial synapse could support computers that better recreate the way the human brain processes information. It could also lead to improvements in brain-machine technologies.
Posted: February 22, 2017, 12:50 am
A brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date, a clinical research publication has demonstrated.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 6:34 pm
In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
Posted: February 14, 2017, 3:44 am
A similar rule governs traffic flow in engineered and biological systems, reports a researcher. An algorithm used for the Internet is also at work in the human brain, says the report, an insight that improves our understanding of engineered and neural networks and potentially even learning disabilities.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 12:02 am
The use of brain computer interface has the potential to improve the daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs, according to new research.
Posted: February 6, 2017, 7:19 pm
A computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new article. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being "happy," despite their extreme condition.
Posted: February 1, 2017, 1:31 am
Researchers studying the brain have long been interested in its neural oscillations, the rhythmic electrical activity that plays an important role in the transmission of information within the brain's neural circuits. Working with the Wilson-Cowan model, a widely-used model in computational neuroscience that describes the average activity of populations of interconnected neurons, Leandro Alonso has designed a new mathematical tool to help explore the broad spectrum of responses possible from a simple neural circuit.
Posted: January 24, 2017, 9:44 pm
Researchers have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence.
Posted: December 20, 2016, 8:21 pm
Artificial intelligence and neuroscience experts have taken inspiration from the human brain in creating a new 'deep learning' method that enables computers to learn about the visual world largely on their own, much as human babies do.
Posted: December 16, 2016, 10:24 pm
The next generation of toys could be controlled by the power of the mind, thanks to new research.
Posted: December 15, 2016, 9:22 pm
The neural structure we use to store and process information in verbal working memory is more complex than previously understood--a discovery that has implications for the creation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, such as speech translation tools.
Posted: December 12, 2016, 8:27 pm
High-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could play a critical role in helping to detect concussions that conventional scans might miss, report investigators.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 1:43 am
Researchers have published the first demonstration of humans playing a simple, two-dimensional computer game using only input from direct brain stimulation -- without relying on any usual sensory cues from sight, hearing or touch.
Posted: December 6, 2016, 9:05 pm
A novel method of treating phantom limb pain has been developed using machine learning and augmented reality. This approach has been tested on over a dozen of amputees with chronic phantom limb pain who found no relief by other clinically available methods before. The new treatment reduced their pain by approximately 50 per cent, reports a clinical study.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 7:52 am
Researchers have developed a new computational model of the human brain's face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models have missed.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 3:23 am
A brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at home with her family and caregivers via the implant. That a patient can use this technique at home is unique in the world.
Posted: November 14, 2016, 9:59 pm
An international team of scientists has used a wireless "brain-spinal interface" to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring intentional walking movement to a temporarily paralyzed leg. The researchers say this is the first time a neural prosthetic has been used to restore walking movement directly to the legs of nonhuman primates.
Posted: November 10, 2016, 12:01 am
Scientists have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system.
Posted: October 26, 2016, 11:51 pm
Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with devices, it could be a potential game-changer for those with speech pathologies, and even more so for "locked-in" patients who lack any speech or motor function.
Posted: October 25, 2016, 9:10 pm
Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain.
Posted: October 14, 2016, 12:43 am
Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists scrambling for new ideas: new devices built using novel physics, new ways of organizing units within computers and even algorithms that use new or existing systems more efficiently.
Posted: October 4, 2016, 8:15 pm
Human babies and even animals have a basic number sense that many believe evolves from seeing the world and trying to quantify all the sights. But vision has nothing to do with it -- neuroscientists have found that the brain network behind numerical reasoning is identical in blind and sighted people.
Posted: September 20, 2016, 7:32 am
Researchers have built and tested a new mathematical model that successfully reproduces complex brain activity during deep sleep, according to a new study.
Posted: September 2, 2016, 12:49 am
If you think you have a knack for interior design, or just want to spruce up your own home, new technology developed by Cornell researchers may help you choose furnishings the way professionals do.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 2:26 am
Software developers listen up: if you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers or mobile devices, you need to make them pop up at better times. A new study finds the status quo of warning messages appearing haphazardly -- while people are typing, watching a video, uploading files, etc. -- results in up to 90 percent of users disregarding them.
Posted: August 17, 2016, 11:59 pm
What does the 1960s Beatles hit 'Girl' have in common with Astor Piazolla's evocative tango composition 'Libertango'? Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That's one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.
Posted: August 15, 2016, 11:18 pm
Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training with brain-controlled robotics, according to a new study.
Posted: August 11, 2016, 7:40 pm
Monitoring electrical signals from muscles and nerves has become easier with a 1x1x3 mm sensor that can be implanted anywhere in the body, powered and read out by ultrasound. With further miniaturization, these sensors could replace brain electrodes wired through the skull to control prosthetics, but also allow real time monitoring of nerve and muscle activity, or oxygen or metabolite levels. It could eventually be used to stimulate muscles or nerves, e.g. to treat epilepsy.
Posted: August 3, 2016, 11:31 pm
A researcher has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the controller moves a hand or thinks of something, certain areas light up. A wireless system sends the thought to the robots.
Posted: July 14, 2016, 12:07 am
Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that allows computer programs to learn when exposed to new data without being programmed. Now, researchers have coupled machine learning methods with a special MRI technique that measures the perfusion, or tissue absorption rate, of blood throughout the brain to detect early forms of dementia, such as mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study.
Posted: July 6, 2016, 6:44 pm
To study brain cell’s operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells have to flourish within three-dimensional surroundings. Researchers have developed a sieve with 900 openings, each of which has the shape of an inverted pyramid. On top of this array of pyramids, a micro-reactor takes care of cell growth.
Posted: June 23, 2016, 7:35 pm
Scientists are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to perform all the same motions like a healthy arm. The scientists estimate the final cost of the device of 600 - 1,000 USD.
Posted: June 22, 2016, 8:17 pm


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The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn't quite worked out that way.

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Author: Ben Algaze
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:46 pm

Apple's A11 Bionic SoC packs a punch compared with previous iterations of the core -- enough that it's starting to muscle in on Intel's Core family, at least in some tests.

The post Apple’s New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Joel Hruska
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th, but there's not much left to find out.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:01 am
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple's new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have hit the market, but reviewers aren't as thrilled with these phones as they've been in the past. The iPhone X has sucked the air out of the room.

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Author: Joel Hruska
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:40 am

If you can play Halo, you can control the multi-million dollar digital periscope on a multi-billion dollar nuclear-powered submarine.

The post US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:49 pm
Dell Inspiron ET

If you want a desktop PC with a good balance between performance and price, check out the Dell Inspiron 3650. With a quad-core Skylake processor and a substantial amount of memory, this flexible PC is a fantastic bargain when you use today's 47% total discount.

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Author: Grant Brunner
Posted: September 19, 2017, 9:45 pm

Continental's in-tire sensors measure tire and road conditions, then changes tire pressure and rim width for the best, safest handling, mpg, and performance.

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Author: Bill Howard
Posted: September 19, 2017, 7:46 pm

All the company's phones from the last few years will now cost you $20 extra if you need a screen replacement.

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Author: Ryan Whitwam
Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:50 pm

The man who saved the world from nuclear annihilation has died. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.

The post Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Joel Hruska
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:00 pm

Malware has been detected within Piriform's CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Author: Joel Hruska
Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:23 am
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