Report: Samsung Note 7 probe finds batteries caused fires

imageSamsung has concluded that the Galaxy Note 7's fires and explosions were caused by battery problems, not the phone's hardware or software, Reuters reports. The information comes from "a person familiar with the matter," rather than an official source…

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Canada may have delivery drones in service by late 2017

imageDon't look now, but Canada might just join the likes of France and the UK in ushering in the courier drone era. Transport Canada has approved its first drone test range near the tiny village of Foremost, Alberta, clearing the way for Drone Delivery C…

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Facebook tests fake news filtering outside of the US

imageFacebook's tools for fighting fake news are about to get their first test run outside of the US… and they might just prove vital. The company has confirmed to the Financial Times that it'll trial its new filtering tools in Germany in the "coming w…

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France isn’t ready to ban cyclists from cheating with motors

imageThe pro cycling world may be cracking down on the use of hidden motors to cheat in races, but it doesn't look like governments are ready to make it a criminal offense. The French government has shot down a proposed law that would have made this "tec…

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Amazon asks the FCC for permission to run secret wireless tests

imageAmazon has a mysterious experimental project that it wants to start testing, based on the application it sent to the FCC that Business Insider found. The e-commerce giant has requested for permission to test a wireless communication technology for fi…

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12 iPhone reviews in 3 minutes for its 10th anniversary

imageThe iPhone turned 10 on Monday, forever changing the course of smartphone history. But even game-changing devices, like humans, have good years and bad years. Remember antenna-gate? What about all of those dongles? And that time Apple tried to make t…

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Open Whisper Systems defends Whatsapp against ‘backdoor’ claims

imageLast spring, Whatsapp announced that every message on its service is delivered with end-to-end encryption, meaning no one, not even Whatsapp, can tell what's inside. Now, a report by The Guardian cites a security researcher claiming that its implemen…

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Watch the first SpaceX launch since September’s explosion

imageSpaceX is busy preparing for its first Falcon 9 launch since its rocket exploded in September. The Iridium-1 mission will take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California tomorrow, January 14th, and you can watch it all happen live after the bre…

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Xiaomi boss says company has grown ‘too fast’

imageChinese smartphone maker Xiaomi won't be saying how many smartphones it sold in the last year. The company typically spins out its blockbuster phone sales, which easily demonstrated its growth over the years. It sold 7.2 million phones back in 2012,…

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Nintendo Switch software won’t be region locked

imageNintendo has always been aggressive with region locking, but that's changing with the Switch. That's right, the Switch will be able to play games from any territory. Meaning, importing games from Japan and playing them on your US-based console will b…

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