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We finally know why the Galaxy Note 7 loved burning up

Galaxy Note 8 Battery

The Galaxy Note 8 is finally official, and all the rumors that preceded Samsung’s Wednesday event turned out to be true, including battery details. Yes, the Galaxy Note 8’s battery will inevitably be compared to the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, although we probably know the conclusion: the new Note’s battery must be just as safe as the Galaxy S8’s. But Samsung’s Note 8 event also helps us better understand what happened last year and seems to confirm one of the real reasons why the Galaxy Note 8 exploded.

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Chris Smith

August 25th

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Stop blaming the Sun for global warming

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The Earth is getting warmer and warmer, and scientists are now essentially unanimous in their opinion that humans are to blame, but could other factors also be contributing? A new study looked closely at whether or not our sun could also being playing a role in how hot it's getting here on our planet. As far as the results go, well, if you're looking something that excuses humanity's impact on global warming, the sun most definitely isn't it.

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Mike Wehner

August 25th

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These hovering gyro-busses could be the future of transportation

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It's become pretty clear that flying cars aren't going to be a thing for a long, long time, so how exactly are modern cities going to solve the problem of public transportation as populations continue to boom? Engineering firm Dahir Insaat believes it has the answer, and while it doesn't fly, it's just as futuristic. The company, and chief inventor Dahir Semenov, believe gyroscope-equipped vehicles are the answer, and boy do they look weird.

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Mike Wehner

August 25th

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The 55 and 65-inch 4K Fire TVs everyone went crazy over are back in stock on Amazon

Fire TV 4K

When Element and Amazon jointly announced a new 4K TV lineup with built-in Fire TV software, people went crazy. In fact, the 65-inch model sold out in a matter of hours. Both of the largest models have been selling out regularly since then — especially following Amazon’s monster Prime Day sale — but we’re happy to report that they’re now in stock and ready to be Prime-shipped to your door. If you’re in the market for a new UHD TV, definitely check out the Element 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition and the Element 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition.

All-New Element 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition

  • Fire TV Edition is a smart TV experience that seamlessly integrates your favorite streaming and live over-the-air content on a unified home screen (HD antenna required).
  • Experience true-to-life 4K UHD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and brilliant colors on a direct-lit LED screen with minimal motion blur. Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (Native), 120 Hz (Effective).
  • The Fire TV experience is built in so you can enjoy over 15,000 channels, apps, and Alexa skills. Get universal search results across over 140 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and Prime Video.
  • The included Voice Remote with Alexa allows you to control live TV playback, launch apps, search for TV shows, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and much more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 48.7” x 28.3” x 3.3”, TV with stand: 48.7” x 30” x 10.1”
  • Multiple device input/output options: 4 HDMI 2.0 including 1 with ARC, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, SD card, Ethernet, composite/component, headphone, optical audio out.

All-New Element 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition: $629.99

All-New Element 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition

  • Fire TV Edition is a smart TV experience that seamlessly integrates your favorite streaming and live over-the-air content on a unified home screen (HD antenna required).
  • Experience true-to-life 4K UHD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and brilliant colors on a direct-lit LED screen with minimal motion blur. Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (Native), 120 Hz (Effective).
  • The Fire TV experience is built in so you can enjoy over 15,000 channels, apps, and Alexa skills. Get universal search results across over 140 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and Prime Video.
  • The included Voice Remote with Alexa allows you to control live TV playback, launch apps, search for TV shows, play music, switch inputs, control smart home devices, and much more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.4” x 33.3” x 3.5”, TV with stand: 57.4” x 35.2” x 11.8”
  • Multiple device input/output options: 4 HDMI 2.0 including 1 with ARC, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, SD card, Ethernet, composite/component, headphone, optical audio out.

All-New Element 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition: $899.99

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Maren Estrada

August 25th

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One photo shows why the iPhone 8 is going to beat the Galaxy Note 8 this year

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8

Samsung's played its last hand in the 2017 smartphone battle. The Galaxy Note 8 has finally been unveiled, and in all fairness, it's doesn't look half-bad. But put it next to an iPhone 8, and you can immediately see why Samsung's going to lose this round.

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Chris Mills

August 25th

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Apple wins ‘Best Paper Award’ at prestigious machine learning conference

After Apple decided to allow its researchers to publicly share their findings, its first academic paper was published at the end of last year. Now, that research has just won a “Best Paper Award” at a prestigious machine learning and computer vision conference.

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Michael Potuck

August 25th

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13 things drones are doing besides flying around your yard

 Everyone who’s flown around a drone (or UAV, or multirotor, or what have you) knows that they’re a lot of fun. But they’re being used all over the world for more serious purposes — after all, an autonomous flying vehicle is a great place to start for all kinds of applications, from delivery to archaeology. Here’s a sampling of what drones are getting up to across… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 25th

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13 things drones are doing besides flying around your yard

 Everyone who’s flown around a drone (or UAV, or multirotor, or what have you) knows that they’re a lot of fun. But they’re being used all over the world for more serious purposes — after all, an autonomous flying vehicle is a great place to start for all kinds of applications, from delivery to archaeology. Here’s a sampling of what drones are getting up to across… Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 25th

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‘Half-Life 2: Episode Three’ plot revealed by former Valve writer

Half-Life 2: Episode Three

This October, it will have been ten years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two was released, kicking off what would become a decade-long hiatus for one of the most beloved first-person shooter franchises of all time. It is still unclear if Valve has any plans to revive the series in the future, but on Thursday night, ex-Valve writer Marc Laidlaw shared his vision for what Half-Life 2: Episode Three would have been.

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Jacob Siegal

August 25th

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Essential Phone begins shipping to customers

 The Essential Phone started arriving in the hands of media and reviewers just last week, and as of today it’s now also shipping out to its first customers. Essential announced the news via its Twitter account, and told early buyers to keep an eye out for tracking info sent out via email. We're beginning to ship Essential Phone! Please look out for an e-mail today with tracking info.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 25th

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