Samsung will sell a refurbished version of the Note 7 to address environmental concerns
 The final chapter of Samsung’s lengthy Note 7 saga apparently has yet to be written. Following pressure from environmental groups that culminated with a on-site protester at the company’s Mobile World Congress press event, Samsung has confirmed its intentions to re-release the Note 7 back into the wild in refurbished form. After announcing last year that it would simply… Read More ...
Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants
Intel's Optane Memory is finally here, complementing older HDDs with lightning-fast performance. But is it trying to solve a problem that SSDs are already the answer to? The post Intel’s Optane Memory hopes to give your aging hard disk a kick in the pants appeared first on Digital Trends.
Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data
 Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, and more accurately predict their yields. Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures led the Series A investment in Arable joined by Chasefield, Spark Labs and Cantos VC. Believe it or not, farmers in the US have faced a labor shortage for years. US citizens aren’t drawn… Read More ...
A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
 Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and now defunct, Chinese company called Shenzhen Baili. The disputes were over the exterior design of the iPhone 6 and 6… Read More ...
Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8
 Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note debacle. Read More ...
Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones
 You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record and broadcast in 360. The $129.99 Insta360 Air is the company’s Android device… Read More ...
Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money
 Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impress feature might be their design… Read More ...
Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money
 Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impress feature might be their design… Read More ...
Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments
 While Samsung’s most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay — aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay — the company is today bigging up another approach it’s backing, with the not so catchy name of Contactless Companion Platform (CCP). Read More ...
Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it
 It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems. According to End Water Poverty, some 663 million people around the world have absolutely no reliable access to clean, safe water year-round. And two-thirds of the world population faces water scarcity for… Read More ...
Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution
 You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina — now on Kickstarter — you can teach your car a few new tricks, too. What could possibly go wrong? Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-release date photos show Easter’s secret weapon
What you’re about to see is shocking, to say the least – a Galaxy S8 from Samsung in a color that’s perfect for the Easter Bunny. This is the Violet Samsung Galaxy S8 we’ve heard rumors of – or at least it certainly appears to be said phone. What we’ve got to go on is very little in the way … Continue reading...
The iPhone 7 goes red to help fight HIV/AIDS
 After a decade of turning products red in a fundraising fight against HIV/AIDS, Apple has finally adopted the hue for its biggest product of all. This Friday, the company will start selling a striking red version of the iPhone, Cupertino’s latest collaboration with the Product(RED) charity. Once again, a portion of each red device sold will go to help fund the group’s work to… Read More ...
Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer
 Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased speed and reliability. Following Formlabs’ $35 million raise last year, the company has focused its attention on its more professional-grade Form 2 printer instead. Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 details on a hidden button
Previous reports of a home button under the display of the Samsung Galaxy S8 seem to be coming to fruition. Photos we’ve collected today from a set of microbloggers in China seem to show the home button looking like nothing more than a standard home button. Reports from these microbloggers, however, suggest functionality not entirely unlike the extra press available … Continue reading...
Reduced Energy Microsystems pits startup chip chops against industry giants
 Whether or not you like the so-called Internet of Things, the fact is that we do live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip inside it. These chips are very advanced, of course, but also in many ways very traditional. Reduced Energy Microsystems wants to upend the status quo with a chip tech that the competition is too set in their ways to adopt. Read More ...
Swatch is working on its own smartwatch OS
 At a moment when it’s hard to be bullish about smartwatches, Swatch isn’t just embracing the category. It’s going all in. Swatch, Switzerland’s biggest watchmaker, isn’t just planning to launch a smartwatch, the company is actually developing its own operating system in hopes of competing with the likes of Apple and Samsung (which uses a forked version of Tizen).… Read More ...
Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids
 Remember when kids could simply play with their toys? They still can. But parents are increasingly spending on toys that are chockablock with tech components, and that promise to turn their kids into software developers or robotics engineers. The Toy Industry Association, which held its International Toy Fair in New York last month, has even identified robotics-education as a major trend… Read More ...
GoPro will cut 270 more jobs
 More tough news for GoPro as it pre-announced its first-quarter earnings earlier today. While the company announced that revenue for the first part of 2017 will hit toward the high end of guidance, the positivity was tempered by its plans to cut 270 more jobs. That number that comes in addition to the 100 it announced in January 2016 and 200 back in November, amounting to seven- and 15-percent… Read More ...
These PC hardware deals give you more savings on your custom computer build
Building a PC lets you create the perfect computer to suit your needs, and is also a great way to save money on components. These current hardware deals can give you even more savings on components for your next computer build. The post These PC hardware deals give you more savings on your custom computer build appeared first on Digital Trends....