Smartphone use in the dark linked to temporary blindness in 2 cases

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Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark , say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon. The solution: Make sure to use both eyes when looking at your smartphone screen in the dark. SEE ALSO: Who cares if cellphones might cause cancer? They’re already the worst. Read more »

Sevenhugs bets on smartphone-free connected home future with $14.6M Series A

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 French startup Sevenhugs closed a $14.6 million Series A today led by Xerys on a quest to better integrate smart home technology. Sevenhugs has already developed a sleep tracker and is nearing completion on development of a universal smart-remote. Sevenhugs joins Misfit, Hello, and others with its hugOne sleep-tracker. When it launches, the remote will let users simply point to control… Read More Read more »

Apple is opening an app design and development accelerator in India

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 Apple is increasing its focus on India after announcing plans to open its first developer center in the country. The new ‘iOS App Design and Development Accelerator’ will be located in Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru) and is scheduled to open in early 2017. Read More Read more »

Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns

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 To ensure complete data security and privacy for TRI’s Turing Phone owners, TRI moved its manufacturing operations to Salo, a city with an impeccable history in mobile phone production,” said Steve Chao, the CEO of Turing Robotics. Read More Read more »

Samsung sends out invites to ‘Unpacked’ event to debut Galaxy S7

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It looks like we'll know soon enough how many of those Galaxy S7 rumors were true as invitations to Samsung's "Unpacked" event have been sent, according to Android Central The event will happen on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, which is held in the same city. See also: Samsung's Galaxy S7 could look almost exactly like the Galaxy S6 The announcement follows similar moves in 2015 and 2014 when Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy incarnations just ahead of or at the beginning of the MWC main event So far, there are plenty of rumors to go on. Several of those indicate that, physically, the Galaxy S7 could look an awful lot like the Galaxy S6. Read more... More about Samsung , Smartphone , Smartphones , Mobile World Congress , and Tech Read more »

Which smartphone has the best camera?

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For many people now, their camera is on their smartphone, and finding the best camera is an essential part of the purchasing process. On this episode of MashTalk , we discuss our recent experiment to find the best smartphone camera on the market See also: We took 6 smartphones around NYC to see which camera can capture it all We also discuss why hoverboards are blowing up (sorry) and whether some of the Internet-related suggestions from the most recent GOP debate have merit Listen to the episode on Libsyn, above, or on iTunes. You can also subscribe to MashTalk on iTunes by clicking the button below to get our latest episodes, instantly. If you like MashTalk, please fill out our audience survey Read more... More about Smartphone , Camera , Tech , Apps Software , and Gadgets Read more »

HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

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 HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages. We hear of the poor fool who lost their life because they were texting or looking at their phone while driving all the time. Read More Read more »

Hands on with Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL

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Mashable's Chief Technology Correspondent, Lance Ulanoff, checks out Microsoft's flagship smartphone, the Lumia 950 XL. The new phone features a 20-megapixel camera, improved image quality and "Living Pictures." Read more... More about Mobile , Microsoft , Smartphone , Tech , and Apps Software Read more »

Verizon will soon launch free on-demand TV service

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You will soon be able to watch some TV shows on your smartphone for free, courtesy of Verizon . The company plans to launch a free on-demand video service, expected later this month, called Go90 , Verizon confirmed. The app-based streaming service will offer live sports and events as well as content from television networks and original series. See also: The cord-cutter's guide: How to pick the best TV online Unlike previous entertainment offerings from the company, Go90 will not be limited to Verizon subscribers. Anyone with the app will be be able to use the service, which will be ad-supported, Verizon confirmed to Mashable Read more... More about Verizon , Tech , Apps Software , and Apps And Software Read more »

GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

 The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It’s a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That’s about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And users will not need to lug around different cases to use the camera. It’s waterproof. This is part of the company’s efforts to reduce the amount of stuff needed to use a GoPro camera. The smaller size comes with… Read More Read more »