At least Archie was genuine…

The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

— Agnes de Mille

A cartoon by Kaamran Hafeez, from 2013.

A cartoon by Frank Cotham, from 2013.

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The measures, which Washington says are aimed at forcing Pyongyang to roll back its banned nuclear and weapons programmes, target more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses.

The vote, to elect 58 members of the 62-strong Senate, will see 123 members of parliament and thousands of commune councillors vote across Cambodia. The country’s king and National Assembly each appoint a further two Senate members.

A Pak court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in Aug 2015. The abuse and extortion scandal, which authorities called the largest in Pak's history, allegedly involved hundreds of victims in Punjab province.

Pakistan's interior minister said on Saturday that authorities were taking steps not to please the US but for the country's own benefit, a day after Islamabad avoided being placed in a watch-list by a global watchdog.

"I can never stand Donald Trump. The way he treats people is very negative. I may like his policies, but from now on I will make sure I never attend any event where members of his family are present," said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at ET Global Business Summit in New Delhi, India on Saturday.

LOBLAW gift card $25 Sharron Katz

Loblaw’s attempt to smooth over a bread price-fixing scandal with a $25 gift card appears to be paying off — at least for some customers. The grocer started mailing the cards this week to many happy recipients.


Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.

retirement savings

A "worry-free retirement" may be a thing of the past, according to a new Sun Life Financial survey, which finds that a quarter of retired Canadians are in debt in their golden years.

Gun Control

The National Rifle Association and the firearms industry are facing a growing backlash in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, with calls to boycott the big lobby group spreading from social media to businesses.

Ron Arsenault

A major technological change is about hit the road for Canadian truck drivers. The federal government has announced it will require all commercial truck and bus drivers to install electronic logging devices in their vehicles by the year 2020.

RBC Too Big To Fail 20171121

U.S. tax cuts weighed on the Royal Bank of Canada's first-quarter profits, but the lender also saw early benefits for its business south of the border from the reforms it expects will have an longer-term positive impact.


Toronto-Dominion Bank is halting the use of its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency as it conducts a review of the "evolving market."

StatCan Inflation July 20170818

Statistics Canada reported Friday that the consumer price index rose 1.7 per cent year-over-year in January, a slight cooling from the 1.9 per cent increase seen in December.

- Y Combinator

Reid Hoffman interviews Sam Altman in this uncut interview from the Masters of Scale podcast.

- Y Combinator

Alexander Mistakidis is cofounder and CEO of Gamelynx (YC S17). Discussed: Esports; Student Entrepreneurship; Mental Health; Working at Riot Games; Alexander’s Favorite Games.

- Aaron Harris

When we launched our Series A program a few months ago, we decided that what we learn along the way shouldn’t just be kept inside of YC. We're going to publish tools and learnings from the program that should help every company create better outcomes. This is the first tool. It’s simple, but effective.

- Michael Seibel

A lot of great people joined the YC and YCC teams in the past six months. You can now see a full list of people at YC here.…

- Y Combinator

Meet the 7 YC Winter 2018 companies that announced they're part of YC this week.

- Y Combinator

Here is the extraordinary group of investors and Y Combinator partners who will come together with Geoff Ralston to teach Startup Investor School.

- Ramon Recuero

A good method for discovering startup ideas is to look into technological breakthroughs and think about what they unlock that wasn't possible before. In this introductory post, we’ll look at Bitcoin and consider potential use cases that we can directly deduce from its properties.

- Y Combinator

At Y Combinator, founders decide when they want to announce that they’re part of the program. Meet 12 of the companies who have announced that they’re part of the YC Winter 2018 batch so far.

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A new concern about Canada's relationship with the United States is emerging in the foreground, ... Read More

New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher prior ... Read More

Prairie farmers who grow, rather than raise, protein sources are looking to break into the mainstrea ... Read More

Investor Warren Buffett says the acquisition frenzy on Wall Street is making it hard for him to find ... Read More

Ontario restaurants hiking menu prices after the province raised its minimum wage this year were lik ... Read More

The operators of a small British Columbia winery that landed a big contract to be the official wine ... Read More

The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces came to Washington on Friday to sing the praises ... Read More

The annual pace of inflation cooled to 1.7 per cent last month -- but rising prices underneath the t ... Read More

Meet Huobi Labs – our new friend for 500 Startups’ Blockchain track. At close to $1 Billion in tradi ... Read More

Most VCs think they can predict the future when it comes to early stage deals. At 500, we’re more re ... Read More

[Editor’s Note] This is a guest post from Adam Sterling, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center f ... Read More

500 Startups is calling all blockchain teams around the globe. We know you are well experienced in d ... Read More

2017 was a landmark year for the MENA startup ecosystem. That hectic pace of development has continu ... Read More

Guest Post: Giulio Chiarenza is the co-founder of Equipboard, the world’s largest database of artist ... Read More

At last week’s PreMoney conference, more than 500 investors and LPs packed into the InterContinental ... Read More

It’s been a rigorous last two months searching throughout Latin America for the next batch of startu ... Read More

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party will back a new customs union with the EU, its Brexit policy chief said - a move that would make commerce with the bloc easier but limit the country's ability to strike other trade deals. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England might need to raise British interest rates somewhat sooner than Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden had expected if wage growth picks up early this year, according to a newspaper interview released on Saturday. ... Read More

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed as "pure illusion" the ideas floated by Britain so far on what sort of relationship it wants with the European Union after it leaves the bloc. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will outline her wishes for Britain's post-Brexit ties with the European Union next week after winning support from key ministers, although European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday called the ideas floated so far "pure illusion". ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea makes headlines with its military parades and nuclear programme but a new London exhibition puts a spotlight on graphic design in the country. ... Read More

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador blamed Britain on Friday for upending its efforts to mediate a solution for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition. ... Read More

LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents of Britain's exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say now has close to a 50:50 chance of stopping Brexit by blocking Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal, a leading pro-EU campaigner said. ... Read More

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti has temporarily revoked Oxfam Great Britain's right to operate in the Caribbean country after allegations of sexual misconduct by some of the charity's staff there, Planning and External Cooperation Minister Aviol Fleurant said on Thursday. ... Read More

(Reuters) - British housebuilder Persimmon has scaled back potential rewards under its management bonus plan following widespread criticism of a scheme that could have netted bosses more than 200 million pounds from share options. ... Read More

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official scoffed at Britain's environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU will make it easier for London to pass green legislation like banning plastic drinking straws. ... Read More

- Andrew

Recently I attened an ICO Conference in London, and had a real sense of déjà vu from my .com days. With each pitch I listened to, I felt myself asking the question “Which business problem is this solving?” ... Read More

- Andrew

Open Banking in the UK will help to give consumers control of their own financial data in the one place and stimulate better competition between retail banks. ... Read More

- Andrew

Most computer users are oblivious to the fact that at any one time, your PC is connected to dozens of servers and companies around the world. ... Read More

- Andrew

Expect to see more electric vehicles plugged into standard street lights to charge them in the coming months, thanks to a trial happening in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. ... Read More

- Andrew

This year, three pieces of critical regulation come into place. For some firms, they are seeing these changes as a giant hassle. For others, they are seeing this as a huge opportunity and a pivot point for their industry. ... Read More

- Andrew

One frustrated NBN user, Matt Dooley decided to stage a “sit-in” at is local Telstra store, frustrated that for the last 4 months Telstra had ignored the problems he had experienced with his broadband service. ... Read More

- Andrew

I bought £20 worth of Bitcoin and £20 worth of Etherum on Friday 22nd December via coinbase, the day that the price of many cryptocurrencies “crashed” from a high of around $19,000 the pervious week. I felt that buying £20 of each currency would enable me to see what the experience of holding crypto ... Read More

- Andrew

I have been struck, as I have spoken around the world, from Tehran to Hong Kong, London to Cairo, that disruption is impacting every business and industry I speak to. ... Read More

- Andrew

This headline from a recent post by my friend Philip Rowley grabbed my attention. I’ve experienced first-hand organisations large and small who look at adopting social selling programs, by giving their inside sales teams LinkedIn premium or shelling out for LinkedIn Elevate and expecting their selle ... Read More

- Andrew

In another bizarre Bitcoin story, according to the Daily Telegraph, firms are "stockpiling Bitcoin" in order to be able to pay cyber-ransoms, should they be hit with another WanaCry type ransom that rendered organisations such as the UK's National Health Service, and global advertisin ... Read More

- Andrew

Bitcoin has no natural intrinsic value. Can you buy a house with it? Can you use it for daily interactions? It may be valued at $US18,000 ($23,477) right now but what I want to know is how you convert it into fiat currency and realise that value. The risk comes at the moment of conversion. ... Read More

- Andrew

The stories around Bitcoin keep coming. Not just that there is a bubble around the price of it, instead how there are environmental impacts around the energy required to “mine” the coins and keep the currency in circulation.I’ve read a number of articles recently trying to quantify the power consump ... Read More

- Riva Richmond

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate talks with us about poverty, prosperity and how her history as a business owner will make her the “entrepreneurial governor” Georgia needs. The post Running Women Q&A: Stacey Abrams on Turning Georgia Blue appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Zoe Searles

Running Women: A new voter map, drawn by the State Supreme Court to undo Republican gerrymandering, is seen to lift Democrats’ electoral chances in 2018, especially those of Chrissy Houlahan. The post Houlahan Benefits From Court Move Against Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania appeared first on The Stor ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

"But I knew that if I kept going, believed in myself, and kept doing what I loved, it would work out." The post Claire O’Connor: An Accountability Coach appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Candice Helfand-Rogers

Nicole Wakley is deepening the sustainable-living roots of Tree, her Hong Kong eco-friendly furniture empire, even as she branches out into the United States. The post A Woman Business Owner Finds Global Success in Eco-Friendly Furniture appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

"Educating a child is the best thing on Earth to do, and when you're teaching them technology it's fun." The post Suwarna Surlakar: Teaching Kids to Code in Goa appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Bernadette Berdychowski and Riva Richmond

The now familiar national split over guns was on bold display in the social media feeds of the Democratic and Republican women candidates in our 2018 project. The post Running Women Candidates React — and Don’t — to Parkland School Shooting appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- The Story Exchange

The founder and owner of travel agency Swift Travel Deals says entrepreneurial success has created new opportunities for her to support and lift up other women. The post The Independent Life – Ileaa Swift appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Riva Richmond

The Michigan congressional candidate talks with us about what she learned from President Trump, the need for business voices in Congress and why the GOP needs more women leaders. The post Running Women Q&A: ‘Conservative Outsider’ Lena Epstein Wants More Female Leaders in the GOP appeared first ... Read More

- Victoria Flexner

"I've taken it upon myself to bring light to each and every rural household in India." The post Neha Mittal: Providing Electricity and Living Wages appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Candice Helfand-Rogers

Rachel Roff may lack melanin, but she has built a flourishing medical spa and skincare line by catering to people of color. The post This Woman’s Skincare Empire Struck Gold by Serving People of Color appeared first on The Story Exchange. ... Read More

- Romain Dillet

GoBee Bike throws in the towel in France Bike-sharing startup GoBee Bike is giving up and shutting down in all French cities where it operates. GoBee Bike operates just like Chinese giants Ofo and Mobike. You open the app, you find a bike on the map and you unlock it by scanning a QR code. Once you’re done, you lock it again and leave it ... Read More

- Joanna Glasner

What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it helps to be famous, involved in a hot technology sector ... Read More

- Monique Maddy

The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this market. ... Read More

- Jordan Crook

Eden acquires OrgOrg, a social network for office managers Eden, the office management and tech support platform, has today announced the acquisition of OrgOrg, a social network for office managers to recommend, discuss, and review vendors and products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eden founder and CEO Joe DuBey explained to TechCrunch that a ... Read More

- Jordan Crook

Tesla wants to install chargers at the office Tesla expects to sell 100,000 electric vehicles in 2018. But electric vehicles don’t make much sense unless chargers are easily accessible and convenient. That’s why Tesla is introducing the Workplace Charging program. It will allow offices and business to apply for a Wall Connector to be installed ... Read More

- Anthony Ha

Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel Partners and new investor Harmony Partners. Split has now raised a total of $26.8 million. The startup allows companies to test out new feat ... Read More

- Fitz Tepper

Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all from slightly different angles. Meet Bump, a peer-to-peer take on a streetwear marketplace. Founded six months ago in the U.K. and now part of Y Co ... Read More

- Romain Dillet

Snips brings its privacy-focused voice assistant to cars French startup Snips is announcing two things for its voice assistant SDK. First, the company is showing off an interesting use case in Nuremberg with a Snips-powered voice assistant in a car. Second, you can now build voice assistants in German. Read More ... Read More

- John Biggs

MyBagCheck lets you drop off your bags anywhere MyBagCheck is a clever system that ensures you’ll be able to spend those extra few hours in a foreign city without having to lug around 50 pounds of Samsonite. The founder, Micah B. Lewis, created the app to allow people who have bags to get those bags picked up and stored during the day, something ... Read More

- Matthew Lynley

Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers Airbnb is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers, called Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb. The new Airbnb Plus tier has homes that are verified for “quality and comfort.” The luxury tier, called Beyond by Airbnb, is b ... Read More

- Josh Constine

Stealth space catapult startup SpinLaunch is raising $30M What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? That’s the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. TechCrunch has learned from three sources that SpinLaunch is raising a massive $30 million Series A to develop its catapul ... Read More

- Ron Miller

Customer service bot startup Agent IQ announces $6.3 million Series A led by Sierra Ventures If you’ve tried to deal with a bot before you can speak to a human customer service rep, you know how frustrating that process can sometimes be. Sure, there are basic tasks that can free up a human rep to handle the more difficult matters, but it can be exasperating when there is no easy way to tal ... Read More

US scientists are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients. ... Read More

A phone that can detect the "smell" of chemicals has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018. ... Read More

We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan. ... Read More

Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models. ... Read More

Some MPs are reportedly moving their private phone chats from WhatsApp, which has been used in recent years, to a new app. ... Read More

A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory. ... Read More

A dog robot that can open doors has been taught a new skill: overcoming human interference. ... Read More

The Starling Jet is due to launch in six years time at a cost of £8m. ... Read More

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- School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Students bring the Institute into national conversation about universities and the institution of slavery in the United States. ... Read More

- Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office

New system patches security holes left open by web browsers’ private-browsing functions. ... Read More

- School of Architecture and Planning

The collection features groundbreaking projects from pioneers working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. ... Read More

- Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics

MIT has now been ranked first in four of the last five years, with a team taking first place and students claiming four of the five prestigious Putnam Fellowships overall. ... Read More

- Julia Mongo | Global Education and Career Development

Collaborative academic and research exchange programs continue to grow. ... Read More

- Arlen Meyers

Sick care is a wicked problem. By that, I don’t mean just scary. A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem that is difficult or impossible to solve for as many as four reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people and opinions involved, the large economic burden, and th ... Read More

- Tom Koulopoulos

We all have a bucket list, but what about your un-bucket list? Courage is not a personality trait; it is a discipline. I worked my way through college as a nurse’s aid in a spinal chord injury unit of a local Boston hospital. I had zero qualifications for the job other than being strong enough ... ... Read More

- L. Miguel Encarnação

A few years back I published an article on LinkedIn on the The 7 Magic Roles for Creating Sustainable Innovation Culture based on my experiences in working for, building and putting to work effective innovation teams. What dawned on me recently is that what made those teams effective (or not) was no ... Read More

- Greg Satell

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What’s more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants. Yet ... Read More

- Greg Heist

“There’s a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day. Amid the well-ordered combat between a puzzler’s mind and the blank boxes waiting to be filled, there is satisfaction along with frustration. Puzzles can be solved; they have answers.” “But a mystery offers no such comfort ... Read More

- Thomas Hornigold

In an article in Science published in 1912, Professor Giacomo Ciamician noted that “Coal… offers solar energy to humanity in its most concentrated form… but coal is not inexhaustible. Is fossil solar energy the only one that may be used in modern life and civilization?” Later in the article, entitle ... Read More

- Singularity Hub Staff

COMPUTING Serious Quantum Computers Are Finally Here. What Are We Going to Do With Them? Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “‘The thing driving the hype is the realization that quantum computing is actually real,’ says Isaac Chuang, a lean, soft-spoken MIT professor. ‘It is no longer a physicist’s ... Read More

- Michael Wade

Henry Ford didn’t invent the motor car. The late 1800s saw a flurry of innovation by hundreds of companies battling to deliver on the promise of fast, efficient and reasonably-priced mechanical transportation. Ford later came to dominate the industry thanks to the development of the moving assembly ... Read More

- Aaron Frank

There’s an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewer’s life’s work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civilization exists 100 years from now—and he believes this is becoming less likely every year. There’s rising instability in our fragile and rapidly changing ... Read More

- Singularity Hub Staff

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually confront—death. Ungerleider is an expert in the field of end-of-life care and is working to overhaul patient treatment at this life stage. She practices i ... Read More

- Greg Satell

Innovation, necessarily, is about the future, but all we can really know is about the past and some of the present. An idea can never be validated backwards, only forwards Related posts: Crappy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

By continually questioning you can get beyond mere grievances, start attacking core problems and begin to make a real difference Related posts: Building A Network To Solve Education Everybody... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

An obscure government program may be a blueprint for the future Related posts: Inside The Race To Build A Battery That Can Power The 21st Century Why Energy Storage May Be The Most Important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

You need to train and integrate a cognitive agent much as you would a human one Related posts: 4 Ways Every Business Needs To Use Artificial Intelligence We Need To Stop Searching For The One... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

- Greg Satell

Tackle the hardest problems first. Those are the ones that matter Related posts: Everybody Should Be Pursuing A Grand Challenge — Here’s Why: We All Need To Prepare For A New Era Of Innovation 4... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ... Read More

  • MIT
  • Big Data
  • Digital Trends
- School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Students bring the Institute into national conversation about universities and the institution of slavery in the United States. ... Read More

- Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office

New system patches security holes left open by web browsers’ private-browsing functions. ... Read More

- School of Architecture and Planning

The collection features groundbreaking projects from pioneers working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. ... Read More

- Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics

MIT has now been ranked first in four of the last five years, with a team taking first place and students claiming four of the five prestigious Putnam Fellowships overall. ... Read More

- Julia Mongo | Global Education and Career Development

Collaborative academic and research exchange programs continue to grow. ... Read More

- Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalaria drugs. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

Artificial Intelligence or AI is expected to be in major demand by retail consumers due to its ability... The post AI’s impact on retail: examples of Walmart and Amazon appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

After the second Bitcoin fork creating a new cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Gold (BTG), it became the victim of aDistributed... The post Improving cryptocurrency security: Bitcoin Gold case study appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

The AI technology has been picking up steam in the past couple of years. It’s no longer a... The post Poker AI: The rise of machines against human champions (Infographic) appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

I recently interviewed Nitin Chugh, Country Head – Digital Banking at HDFC Bank Limited, and we discussed some... The post Interview with Nitin Chugh on personalization & digital transformation in banks appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the most widely used enterprise cloud data storage system, successfully competing against... The post How to make it easier and cheaper to manage your enterprise data in AWS appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Baiju NT

The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices in augmenting humans and in achieving tasks that were previously considered... The post The future is all about AI devices that can actually serve us appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ... Read More

- Christian de Looper

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are finally here, featuring an all-new processor and a totally revamped camera. Here's how to get your hands on the two new phones for yourself. The post Here’s how to buy the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus appeared first on Digital Trend ... Read More

- Andy Boxall

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are finally here. They boast some awesome new features and a powerful new processor. Here's everything you need to know about the new device. The post The Samsung Galaxy S9 is finally here: Here’s everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Tre ... Read More

- Brenda Stolyar

In addition to the launch of the Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress, Samsung also unveiled the Dex Pad. It's a follow-up to last year's DeX Station, and it offers a desktop mode of your phone when connected to an external monitor. The post Samsung’s Dex Pad accessory can turn your Galaxy S ... Read More

- Simon Hill

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 is a contender for best smartphone, but can it measure up to Apple's iPhone X? We compare the specs of the two smartphones to see which has the upper hand. The post Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Apple iPhone X: Heavyweight smartphone clash appeared first on Digital Tre ... Read More

- Steven Winkelman

Samsung opened MWC with its showstopping new Galaxy S9 Plus. It offers lots of new features, but can it stand up against our favorite, the Google Pixel 2 XL? We pitted the two Android giants against each other to find out. The post Flagship face-off: Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Google’s Pixel 2 XL ... Read More

- Julian Chokkattu

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are finally here. They’re not too different from last year’s Galaxy S8, but photographers disappointed by last year’s camera are sure in for a treat. Here’s our hands-on review. The post Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends. ... Read More

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- Samuel Gibbs

Revamped all-screen design brings new AR emoji, stereo speakers, new 960fps slow-mo and potentially game-changing cameraSamsung has launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, with a familiar all-screen design but its re-invented camera system could be a game-changer.Announced at the Mob ... Read More

- Samuel Gibbs

New machine has a 14in screen squeezed into a 12in laptop frame, a discrete GPU and a camera that pops up from beneath the keyboardFollowing Huawei’s attempts to directly challenge the dominant smartphone players Samsung and Apple, now the Chinese technology firm is going after laptops with the Mate ... Read More

- Samuel Gibbs

They can do everything from playing your favourite tunes to turning on the lights. But which should you get? We test the four leading models Continue reading... ... Read More

- Alex Hern

Users rebel against social media app’s new features while celebrities dump platform as it tries to appeal to new usersMore than $1bn was wiped off Snap Inc’s market value on Thursday, in one of the company’s worst trading days since it went public last year – and the rout was led by a bored tweet fr ... Read More

- Samuel Gibbs

Emergency services in California field 1,600 calls and describe hearing people talking about maintenance and repairs, but cause is a mysteryAround 20 false emergency calls a day have been made from one of Apple’s refurbishment centres since October – and it’s not clear how.Emergency dispatchers in C ... Read More

- Sam Levin in San Francisco

A diss from Kylie Jenner, an ‘annoying’ redesign, competition from Facebook and ... why does Snapchat keep getting it wrong? More than 1.2m Snapchat users signed a petition urging the company to reverse its “annoying” redesign – but it was a single tweet from Kylie Jenner that may have ca ... Read More

- Sam Levin in San Francisco

In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPACFacebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promoted gun rights in the wake of a Florida s ... Read More

- Reuters

Résumé listed Jobs’s phone number as ‘none’; auction also includes letter from Amy Winehouse to Blake Fielder-CivilA job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder’s aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month. W ... Read More

People love cooking and baking for a variety of reasons: the chance to try new dishes, stress relief or simply because they love to eat. These seven smart kitchen gadgets could make the experience even better – and may even enhance your culinary skills. Wi-fi-enabled slow cooker (above) The Crock-Po ... Read More

Apple’s newest wearable, an iterative update to last year’s Series 3, is “LTE” enabled and, therefore, the company’s first smartwatch to have 4G network connectivity and be fully functional without needing to be connected to an iPhone. ZTE Axon M review: foldable, dual-screen smartphone good for mul ... Read More

Huawei Technologies is forging closer commercial ties with big telecommunications operators across Europe and Asia, putting the Chinese company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite allegations by the United States that it poses a security threat. Shenzhen ... Read More

Consumers in China are waiting longer for more significant upgrades in features before replacing their smartphones, contributing to a slowdown in sales in the world’s largest mobile handset market.  Major Chinese smartphone firms are expected to increase their combined market share on the mainland t ... Read More

Like Thanksgiving or Christmas in the US, the Lunar New Year holiday in China is a time for family reunions and catching up with far-flung relatives and friends. Hundreds of millions travel prodigious distances to get back home, so what do Chinese do during the five-day public holiday also known as ... Read More

Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom. The iPhone maker is ... Read More

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