We have been teased with "foldable smartphones" for a while now. For a couple of years, we've been hearing that Samsung is prepping one, but recently, manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei also threw their hat in the ring. And while the concept might sound a bit outlandish, we do remember that the Galaxy Note Edge, which launched back in 2014, was quite eccentric for its own time as well. By the looks of it, the future might just be foldable. And that future might be very, very close. Samsung has teased us time and again with its upcoming Galaxy Fold (name unconfirmed) and it seems we just might see it announced on the 20th of February, just before MWC! Huawei will be close on its tail, too, so we presume Sammy is in a hurry here. So, it's a good time to take a look back at the le
Chinese phone maker Xiaomi recently revealed a device that, at first glance, looks like a tablet. Then it folds up into a phone. While it's just a prototype, it's an example of a trend that's likely to occur in the coming years, as popular device makers begin to sell products with folding screens. The Xiaomi device, as you can see in the video above which was posted to Xiaomi's social networks and later put on YouTube by The Verge, looks like a normal tablet at first. But, later in the clip, the tablet is folded into thirds, with the left and right side bent behind the center. The tablet suddenly becomes about the size of a large cellphone, a form factor that makes sense for some things that a tablet doesn't work well for, like placing phone calls. Samsung also revealed a prot
Google's DeepMind won two, five strokes. It is seen as a crucial step forward for AI research. For fans of movies like Terminator, it sounds like a bad idea to train artificial intelligence in winning over people on a battlefield. But that is, nonetheless, what Google is doing. And in December, their artificial intelligence (AI) won DeepMind so convincingly over two professional computer players in the advanced real-time strategy game Starcraft 2. The history of artificial intelligence is marked by a number of decisive victories in various games. And I hope even though there is still a lot of work to be done that people in the future will look back on this as another step forward for AI, says one of the leaders of Google DeepMind, David Silver, to the tech media. - The Verge....
The notion of going out into thronged crowds of over-excited people and entering high-stress environments like an overcrowded restaurant? Nope. No thanks. For many introverts, the idea of Valentine's Day isn't particularly comfortable. While extroverts can handle big crowds and lots of social interaction easily — and, indeed, thrive on it — introverts struggle because their "rate of arousal", or capacity to respond to stimulation, is very sensitive. Introverts can be very easily overwhelmed by stimulation from the world. "Time alone, one-on-one conversations and predictable situations are more likely to be pleasant for introverts who are more sensitive to external stimulation," explained Belle Beth Cooper for Fast Company. That's not exactly the narrative we've been sold as 'acceptable'
A Friday report from the New York Times details Mark Zuckerberg's plans to integrate the messaging services of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp by the end of this year or by early 2020 at the latest. Each of the three Facebook-owned apps themselves will still operate independently, but users will be able to send messages across them. So, someone who uses WhatsApp could talk to someone using Facebook Messenger without being on the same app. According to the New York Times, the messaging on all three apps will use end-to-end encryption, which is meant to increase privacy by making sure only those within the conversation are able to access it. Currently, only WhatsUp uses end-to-end encryption by default. Facebook said in a statement to CNBC, "We're working on making more
There are plenty of reasons that drive people to feel cold, ranging from facing frigid winter temperatures to shivering in overly air-conditioned offices. But if you catch yourself feeling chronically cold, regardless of the environment you’re in or how many layers you’re wearing, you might actually be dealing with the symptom of an underlying issue. While some people joke that they’re “allergic” to winter and dislike the cold, actual cold intolerance goes beyond mere annoyance with the weather, and may be the reason why you’re cold all the time. Mount Sinai Hospital defines cold intolerance as “an abnormal sensitivity to a cold environment or cold temperatures.” Cold intolerance can also stem from a variety of medical issues, including anemia, hypothyroidism (oth
During cold and flu season, eucalyptus can be an absolute life-saver. That cooling, menthol-y sensation works wonders at clearing up sinuses, plus sucking on a minty cough drop can freshen up your breath as well. While you've got the stuff around, you might as well start using eucalyptus oil for hair, skin, and other parts of your beauty routine — that tingling sensation is just as addicting on your scalp as when it's soothing your throat. Of course, you don't want to go smearing Vicks VapoRub all of your hair, but some pure eucalyptus essential is definitely something to consider adding to your natural beauty supply cabinet. Eucalyptus is a natural ingredient used in many household cleaning supplies because of the antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-viral, and anti-septi
If you think people nowadays do unusual things, you should check out our comparatively recent history. You’ll see that our ancestors used to do even weirder things. But their actions were actually legal. We have made a compilation of scary things that were permissible in the past. Cocaine treatment 100 years ago, people didn’t treat this substance as harmful. On the contrary, it was available in drugstores and sold without a prescription to heal coughs and toothache. Cocaine was also recommended as a sedative for kids. And, as with other pharmaceutical drugs, cocaine was widely advertised. Sending kids through the mail It sounds like a joke, but at the beginning of the 20th century, Americans had the opportunity to send their kids through the mail absolutely lawfull
Every day, Beethoven made himself a coffee out of 60 coffee beans, while Voltaire drank up to 50 cups a day and lived until the age of 83. So perhaps a coffee addiction isn’t too bad after all?7 reasons why you might want to get yourself a cup of coffee right now. As a bonus, you’ll find a recipe for a fresh summer coffee cocktail. Boosted brain performance © warnerbros © universalstudios t’s no secret that coffee boosts attention, alertness, and concentration, but that’s not all. Coffee with added sugar can turn you into a little genius for a while because the combination of caffeine and glucose activates certain sectors of your brain. However, never drink coffee on an empty stomach since that will do the direct opposite. Increased blood pressure A tiny cup of coffee