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Components drive record Samsung profits as mobile sales slide

Samsung Electronics has reported Q1 earnings in line with its guidance: as predicted , the company made an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won (about $8.7 billion), its second biggest quarter ever and its highest ever figure for the January to March period. Revenue was 50.55 trillion won, or about $44.7 billion. Samsung says that the record-breaking profit was down ...

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Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography

The Google Pixel and its predecessor, the Nexus 6P, are two of the best mobile cameras we have today, owing to Google’s algorithmic wizardry behind the scenes . I’ve been endlessly impressed with the low-light performance of the Pixel since its release, but it turns out there’s still a vast amount of untapped potential just waiting to be unlocked. Florian ...

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The Beoplay P2 is a Bluetooth speaker that replaces buttons with tap and gesture controls

The Beoplay P2 is the latest Bluetooth speaker from B&O Play, and while it has most of the features you’d expect from a high-end portable speaker, there’s one thing conspicuously missing: buttons. In an effort to further streamline things, the P2 has only a single button hidden on the back to turn it on and off. Everything else — volume, ...

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Nintendo predicts Switch sales of nearly 13 million by next April

Nintendo has announced its earnings for the final quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which are particularly pertinent to recent news as they contain the first official sales data on the new Switch console . Since it became available on March 3rd, Nintendo sold 2.74 million Switch units for the rest of the month — more than the 2 million ...

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has successfully traveled between Saturn and its rings

NASA has confirmed that its Cassini spacecraft has dived through the gap between Saturn and its rings. The journey marks the first-time an Earth-built object has navigated the space between the planet and its halo of dust and rocks, and comes as the probe (which has been circling Saturn for the last 13 years) enters its final orbit of the ...

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Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing so will remove many regulations placed on big cable companies, allowing them to erect barriers and tolls that impede the free movement of data around the internet. You won’t hear Comcast or Verizon ...

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The hardware wizard behind the Wii is retiring from Nintendo

Along with today’s earnings report , Nintendo announced the impending retirement of one of its most important and longest serving employees: Genyo Takeda. His current position is representative director and “Technology Fellow” alongside “Creative Fellow” Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda; both assumed their roles when Tatsumi Kimishima took over as CEO following Satoru Iwata’s unexpected death . ...

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Autonomous robot 3D printers like this could help build homes for us on other planets

MIT’s new 3D-printer doesn’t need much direction. It takes the form of a pair of robotic arms — one hydraulic, one electric — mounted on tank-like treads. Steer it into place, and it can create a 12-foot-high dome in less than 14 hours, using building materials (in this case, insulating foam) it carries in a mini-trailer. A dome like this ...

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BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next month

The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will be available for purchase in the US and Canada starting next month, according to a press release from TCL, the device’s manufacturer. The KeyOne is the first TCL-manufactured BlackBerry phone to feature a physical keyboard, which was the signature feature of BlackBerry smartphones years ago. It will be available for purchase in Canada first, with ...

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Will Smith’s tech references have dated terribly: a report

Everyone has a party trick. Some people can curl their tongues, or flip their eyelids inside out, or bend their thumbs out of joint. Me — I can rap all of Will Smith’s Willennium. Not the song, I should specify (that’s actually called “Will 2K”), but the 33-minute album, including guest appearances, Will’s intermittent grunts, and, on a good day, ...

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