Today is Samsung day. The company is about to unveil its new big phone — the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While there has been leaks of the new device, the company could surprise everyone with new software features and new components. The event will start at 11 AM in New York, 8 AM on the West Coast, 4 PM in London, 5 PM in Paris and midnight in Seoul. It is going to be live-streamed by… Read More

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 Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, consists of a silicone case that contains “50 components… Read More

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, ...



 It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More

Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t


 It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More

Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t






 Video is the name of the game in social networking: sites like Facebook and Twitter have been doubling down on the medium in recent years to drive more traffic and engagement from users, and also as a platform to snare in more premium advertising...

LinkedIn opens video uploads to all as part of a ...


 Nintendo has added a new payment option for eShop purchases on the Nintendo Switch and on its website. Starting today, you can now link your Nintendo account to your PayPal account and pay for future purchases using your PayPal balance or any payment method already linked to your PayPal account. This update is only about the Switch. If you’re still using a WiiU or Nintendo 3DS,… Read More

Nintendo adds PayPal support to the Nintendo Switch



 It turns out that providing unlimited data is quite expensive. Ars Technica spotted that Verizon is revamping its plans and now sells you two kinds of unlimited data — Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. (Disclosure: Verizon owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch.) And the biggest change is probably that mobile video is now capped at a maximum resolution of 480p. You won’t be able to… Read More

Verizon throttles video for good with its not-so-unlimited plan