Technology

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

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Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone…

Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers

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Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?

Facebook adds new gender option for users

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Facebook users who don’t fit any of the existing 58 gender identity options are now being given a 59th option…

Backers of ‘net neutrality’ hail FCC decision

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Internet activists are declaring victory today over the nation’s big cable companies…

In Apple’s latest update, emoji becomes diverse

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Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones…

Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay

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Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers in an effort to prod more people into using its mobile wallet…

Lenovo shipped laptops with security flaw, experts say

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The world’s biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords…

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents’ worries

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YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children…

Smartphone theft declines after kill-switch technology implemented

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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon last week released statistics showing a recent decline in smartphone thefts and robberies…

Sustainable 3D printing with recycled water bottles

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A group of Santa Clara University’s students research in recycled water bottles into a filament for 3D printing…