Samsung Foldable Smartphone Design

Samsung invents the artificial muscles your future foldable smartphone will need

Samsung invents the artificial muscles your future foldable smartphone will need

By on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

It’s no secret that Samsung wants to make more advanced flexible mobile devices in the future, including foldable smartphones. But such products require advanced manufacturing techniques that would guarantee the integrity of the product while it’s being bent.

Samsung, therefore, invented an artificial muscle whose mission, should it choose to accept it, would be to move the internal components and the screen of a flexible device in such a way that the hardware isn’t damaged. More →

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Tesla Master Plan

Not everyone is excited about Tesla and Elon Musk’s ambitious master plan

Not everyone is excited about Tesla and Elon Musk’s ambitious master plan

By on July 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Yesterday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk published part two of the company’s not-so-secret master plan for automotive domination. With part one of the plan effectively accomplished – culminating with the 2017 release of the Model 3 – part two details Tesla’s ambitious plan for the future, a vision that includes electric busses, a proliferation of solar power, pickup trucks, and a fleet of fully autonomous Tesla vehicle.

In the wake of Musk’s recently published plan, some of the bigwigs on Wall Street have already begun to weigh-in on Tesla’s goals. For the most part, analysts appear to be satisfied with Musk’s vision of the future, though a few analysts expressed concern regarding Tesla’s plan to finance their grandiose ideas. As for the more immediate impact on Tesla stock, shares of the company were down 3.75% today.

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T-Mobile Free Data for Brazil

T-Mobile is giving free data and calls to customers in Brazil for the Olympics

T-Mobile is giving free data and calls to customers in Brazil for the Olympics

By on July 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Downside of going to Rio for the Olympics: you might get Zika. Plus side of going to Rio (at least if you’re a T-Mobile customer): free data for the duration of the games.

The carrier-that-isn’t-a-carrier announced on Thursday that any customers heading to Rio for the Olympics will get free data, free calls back to the US, and free worldwide texting. Given that you can pick up a pre-paid SIM for less than my monthly plan, might be worth buying if you’re heading to Rio this August.

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Get 10 feet of charging freedom to power up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod and save over 60%

Get 10 feet of charging freedom to power up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod and save over 60%

By on July 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM.

There’s no need to be strapped to a floor or sitting at the awkward table in a coffee shop with the Extra-Long MFi-Certified 10-Ft Lightning Cable for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. For BGR readers, it’s currently $13.99, which is 65% off of the original price of $40. More →

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Game Changers

How to watch Donald Trump’s speech at the RNC

How to watch Donald Trump’s speech at the RNC

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:36 PM.

Tonight, it’s the speech we’ve all been waiting for. The hairpiece mannequin who also happens to be the Republican candidate for president is formally accepting the nomination tonight, which promises to make for fantastic television.

Luckily for us, it’s easy to watch along. The convention is being livestreamed on Twitter, and there’s also an official RNC YouTube channel that you can pull up on your mobile device, laptop computer, smart TV, dumb TV, Roku box, Chromecast, or basically anything that receives The Internet.

In other words, the Donald will be impossible to escape.

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Drug Cartels High-Tech Gear

The incredible technology cartels use to sneak drugs across the border

The incredible technology cartels use to sneak drugs across the border

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The US government has been engaged in a war on drugs for years, and while it scored many renowned victories against prominent drug lords, drugs are still entering the country.  As it turns out, the cartels use incredibly advanced gear to ship their product across the border. More →

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Xbox One vs Project Scorpio

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Having struggled to keep up with the PlayStation 4 for nearly three years, Microsoft knew it was going to have to bring the big guns to E3 2016. Rather than just announcing new games and peripherals, the company actually announced not one, but two (2!) new versions of the Xbox One console last month.

On paper, this sounds like a surefire way to reinvigorate a fan base. In reality, it might have unintentionally stalled Xbox One sales.

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Wireless Headphones for iPhone 7

These wireless headphones are sweatproof and perfect for the iPhone 7

These wireless headphones are sweatproof and perfect for the iPhone 7

By on July 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 is going to have plenty of great features but there’s one big change coming that people aren’t so happy about. According to all the rumors we’ve seen, the new iPhones won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, you’ll need special headphones with a Lightning plug that will only work with Apple products, or you can be smart about it and get wireless headphones that will work with any Bluetooth device.

Check out the Hicool K-9 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Stereo Sport Sweatproof Earbubs with Mic, which are on sale on Amazon right now for just $28. More →

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Amazon Reviews For Money

Amazon has a serious problem with paid-for reviews

Amazon has a serious problem with paid-for reviews

By on July 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM.

The reviews system is one of the things that makes Amazon good. Thousands of crowd-sourced, supposedly unbiased reviews take the guesswork out of buying sight unseen.

But a new study is shedding light on the dark underbelly of incentivized Amazon reviews. Those are reviews where the reviewer has received an item for free, which according to the results of the study, introduce bias into the system. A lot of bias.

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Pokemon Go engagement numbers

Pokemon Go has done the impossible for mobile apps

Pokemon Go has done the impossible for mobile apps

By on July 21, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Pokemon GO has rolled out in more than 30 countries and it is now two weeks since its US launch. The data around the usage patterns is becoming ever more mindboggling. New numbers AppAnnie has shared with BGR defy belief. Most apps would be deliriously happy to top 20 minute average daily engagement. But each Pokemon GO users spends more than an hour on the app every day. What makes this number stunning is the fact that more than 10% of all American smartphone users play the game.

It has the broadest user base of any mobile game, but also gets those users playing every day. This combination is completely unprecedented.

Apps that get their average user to spend an hour a day tapping the screen tend to appeal to small core of rabid fans. Whatsapp, a universally popular app is regarded as exceptionally addictive because it has managed to get to 27 minute daily average usage time.

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iOS 10 Beta 3 Changes

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

By on July 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM.

Apple’s new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it’s a release that’s packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple’s existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple’s latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized.

As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the “issue.” But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time. More →

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Narcos Season 2 Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Narcos season 2, coming to Netflix on September 2nd

Watch the new trailer for Narcos season 2, coming to Netflix on September 2nd

By on July 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM.

Everyone is talking about Stranger Things this week (and for good reason, based on the reviews), but there’s another Netflix original series coming back later this year that got a new trailer on Thursday. On September 2nd, Narcos—one of the most violent shows the streaming service has even produced—returns for season 2.

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