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Samsung filing hints that smart glasses might still be coming

Samsung filing hints that smart glasses might still be coming

For years, there have been rumors that Samsung might be making smart glasses. Now, as reported by SamMobile, the company has filed in South Korea to trademark a new logo related to “computerized vision-assisting eyewear,” suggesting that the idea of Samsung building a Google Glass-like headset is still on the table. The first hint of Samsung developing someRead more about Samsung filing hints that smart glasses might still be coming[…]

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

Apple’s HomePod is a great sounding but ideologically flawed speaker, and it turns out there’s another major problem with the smart speaker aside from its lack of support for Spotify. Apparently the silicone base of the HomePod can damage wooden furniture, with multiple outlets (including Wirecutter and Pocket Lint) reporting that leaving the speaker on top of wooden surfacesRead more about HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring[…]

The SurfacePad is a sleek leather folio for the iPhone X

The SurfacePad is a sleek leather folio for the iPhone X

Accessory manufacturer TwelveSouth has released a version of its SurfacePad case for the iPhone X. The SurfacePad is a folio style leather case that provides both front and back protection for the iPhone X, along with two card slots on the cover flap. Unlike other folio cases, the SurfacePad is thin and lightweight, though itRead more about The SurfacePad is a sleek leather folio for the iPhone X[…]

Tinder says it’ll eventually let women prevent men from messaging them first

Tinder says it’ll eventually let women prevent men from messaging them first

Tinder says it has a new feature in the works that’ll create a better experience for women on the dating platform. Similar to Bumble, Tinder will soon let women decide whether they want to prevent men from sending the first message, MarketWatch reports. “Often, women don’t really want the pressure of kicking off the conversation, but ifRead more about Tinder says it’ll eventually let women prevent men from messaging them first[…]

AI is helping seismologists detect earthquakes they’d otherwise miss

AI is helping seismologists detect earthquakes they’d otherwise miss

Oklahoma never used to be known for its earthquakes. Before 2009, the state had roughly two quakes of magnitude three and above each year. (Magnitude three is when things shake on the shelf, but before houses start getting damaged.) In 2015, this tally rocketed to more than 900, though it’s calmed since, falling to 304 last year.Read more about AI is helping seismologists detect earthquakes they’d otherwise miss[…]

You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279

You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279

Apple today added the Apple Watch Series 3, the company’s latest smartwatch, to its list of available refurbished gadgets, as spotted by9to5Mac. The device is only available in two different versions: a 38mm, gold aluminum case with a pink sport band, and a 42mm space gray aluminum case with a black sport band. The 38mm version isRead more about You can now buy a refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 for $279[…]

Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s messaging app strategy is a huge mess, but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messages is Smart Reply, which offers three responses based on context for you to quickly reply to your contacts. Google is now working to expand this beyond its own suite of products, andRead more about Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more[…]

Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life

Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring blocky Minecraft-like robots to life. It’s the first US launch from Sony’s Global Education division, which already found success with KOOV in Japan and China last year. Sony ran an IndiegogoRead more about Sony made a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life[…]

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

We’re still waiting on Intel and AMD’s new partnership to help mainstream thin and light laptops with discrete graphics, but in the meantime Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 is the best blend of power and performance when portability is a priority. Asus now claims to have created the “thinnest laptop on the planet” to include discrete graphics: the ZenBookRead more about The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package[…]

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile

Facebook’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system has come under fire today for some bizarre design elements that seem to have gone largely unnoticed for quite some time. Bay Area software engineer Gabriel Lewis noticed earlier this week that Facebook was using the same phone number he used for 2FA, which offers a more secure way to log intoRead more about Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile[…]