Samsung Electronics said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung's mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any problems with other aspects
Samsung revealed the findings of its investigation into why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated and in some cases caught fire at a press event in Korea Monday morning. The issues boiled down to the size and shape of batteries, the company said.
The maker of modular instruments first introduced Roli Blocks last November, but this week, the company announced an update that might make them far more useful to musicians, particularly those in the production space.
The ultra-private email provider Lavabit went offline in 2013 rather than comply with government access requests. Now Edward Snowden's email of choice is back, with enhanced privacy tweaks.
Telemarketer or persistent won't leave you alone? Here's how to block calls on an Android smartphone, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number and Extreme Call Blocker.
There are so many apps to choose from nowadays that many of the best apps are often overlooked. We've rounded up some of the most obscure -- and useful -- apps in existence, just in case you want to use something other than Facebook.
Now only $15, the Aerb universal remote offers complete control over your PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. The all-in-one remote has a built-in keyboard and features mouse and TV control functionality.
According to surveys by security companies, people are concerned about cybercrime but most are not knowledgeable about or protected against ransomware. Simple precautions can make a huge difference in protecting your information.
A report claims that "a security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service." A group of experts says that report is very misleading.
Orion, the Mighty Hunter, will stand upright, high in our southern sky at around 8 p.m. this week, glittering like a large piece of celestial jewelry. Shining down upon us all winter long, Orion is the brightest and grandest of the constellations. Three bright stars line up in the middle of a bright
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
When Singapore pulls the plug on its 2G mobile phone network this year, thousands of people could be stuck without a signal -- digital have-nots left behind by the relentless march of technology. From technophobic pensioners to cash-strapped migrant workers, some 140,000 people in highly-wired Singapore
The Aukey Bluetooth Transmitter & Receiver, currently on sale for only $15 (64 percent discount), is a dual-functioning Bluetooth device that brings your wired devices back to life.
When Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield covered Space Oddity from space, he may have created a new genre of music: science rock. Blais, whose mother ran a church choir, ended up setting his favourite pop songs to his favourite physics theories.
If you can swipe right on a potential partner or your next pet, should you also be able to swipe right on your next child? Adoptly is an app that simplifies the adoption process via the same mechanic that made Tinder so popular. Kickstarter recently pulled the campaign.
This week, Disney released Color by Disney -- a new app that combines adult coloring books with technology. Truly the trifecta -- your youth, your creativity, and your smartphone.
The next time you want to have a silent dance party, one that actually lets you and all your friends listen to the same music at the same time for better choreographed routines, you may want to check out Vertigo.
This is our guide on how to back up your Apple Watch. If you need to back up or restore your Apple Watch, then this guide will take you through the pairing process, show you how to back up, and list the information that will and won't get backed up.
Choosing the right telescope is a daunting task, not to mention an expensive one. Knowing the exact model and accessories you need, however, can save you valuable time and money. Here are five of our favorite models.
What do you do if your iPhone's screen gets broken? We take you through the options you have to get a broken iPhone screen replaced or repaired. Find out about Apple's warranty, repair costs, and learn whether or not you should repair it yourself.
A researcher identified a new species of small palm that once grew in Canada after examining a fossil that had been part of an Alberta museum collection for decades. Palms are typically associated with warm, tropical climates. David Greenwood, a biology professor at Brandon University in Manitoba,
The idea that humans could engineer a path to their own salvation started long before Google, the internet, or even computers. The Russians were there 100 years ago, and planted the seed for today’s Silicon Valley transhumanists.
For many photographers the DSLR is the go-to camera. With large selection of lenses, great low-light performance, and battery endurance, these DSLRs deliver terrific image quality for stills and videos.
Twitter's Vine preservation efforts are well and truly underway in the wake of its demise earlier this week. On Friday, the Twitter-owned platform announced that it’s transforming its website into a Vine Archive.