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Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

NEW YORK: Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone — an indirect casualty of the unprecedented September recall of ...

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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO: Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. Suddenly, Regan could read ...

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Nokia 3310 back with longer battery life and Snake game

The updated version, costing £41 and going on sale later this year, will have a battery that lasts a month on standby mode. The maker of Nokia phones has unveiled its much-anticipated new 3310 – a revamp of one of ...

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This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets

Engineering professors at Brigham Young University have designed a new bulletproof shield for law enforcement that can withstand shots fired from 9mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum pistols. The key difference between this shield and others is its low weight ...

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Mercedes’ electric Urban eTruck will hit the road this year

Last year, Mercedes-Benz showed off a heavily camouflaged copy of its electric Urban eTruck. Now, less than a year later, it’s time for the eTruck to hit the road. The Urban eTruck uses three lithium-ion battery modules that combine to ...

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Nokia 3310 on the comeback trail

The 2017 Mobile World Congress will introduce a new version of the classic Nokia 3310 handset, according to a new report on the phone brand’s plans. A higher end offering, the Android 7.0 powered Nokia 6, will be announced for ...

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5G is still years away, but at least it has a logo now

The next generation of cellular data networks has been colloquially referred to as “5G” for a while now, but 3GPP — the organization that governs cellular standards — has made that name official with an announcement of new formal 5G ...

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This autonomous flying taxi will start picking up passengers this summer, apparently

Remember that tiny flying taxi that caused a buzz at CES 2016? That’s right, the egg-shaped contraption that resembles a kind of giant quadcopter. Well, it seems the simply named “184” vehicle is ready to take to the skies this ...

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Ford pledges $1bn for AI start-up

Car giant Ford has announced that it is investing $1bn (£800m) over the next five years in artificial intelligence (AI) company Argo. The firms will collaborate on developing a virtual driver system for driverless cars. Ford intends to have an ...

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An end to tedious conversations: A watch that buzzes if you’re boring

The device, which uses AI to read the wearer’s moods, could help people with conditions such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Ever worried your conversations might be boring? Well help could be at hand from a watch that gives a ...

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