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Japanese distillery will send its whisky to age in space

mashable.com — Suntory, Japan's distillery whose whisky was crowned as world's best in 2014, is sending its beverages into space. In a surprisingly down-to-earth press release, the company focused on its scientific efforts, calling this endeavor an "experiment on the development of mellowness in alcoholic beverage through the use of a microgravity environment."

Microsoft: Windows 10 is already on 14 million computers

mashable.com — Mere 24 hours after the launch, Windows 10 is already installed on more than 14 million computers, Microsoft has announced in a blog post. The number could have been even bigger, but Microsoft is delivering the update to those who reserved it "in phases" to ensure the process goes smoothly for everyone.

Samsung to 'adjust' Galaxy S6 prices following profit drop

mashable.com — Samsung's quarterly results are in, and the results, especially for the company's mobile division, are not good. Samsung's revenue in the second quarter of 2015 was 48.54 trillion won ($41.7 billion), with profit being 6.9 trillion won ($5.87 billion) - an increase over last quarter, but a 7 and 4 percent year-over-year drop, respectively.

New security flaw can render an Android device useless

mashable.com — Days after a security flaw in Android's media playback system Stagefright was publicly revealed, threatening nearly a billion Android devices, another wide-reaching security flaw could be used to make a victim's Android device completely unresponsive. According to security firm Trend Micro, which publicly disclosed info about the vulnerability Wednesday, the new security flaw affects all devices running Android 4.3 to the present version, 5.1.1.

'Angry Birds 2' now available for Android and iOS

mashable.com — If you're a fan of the feathery game franchise, the title of this article might be somewhat confusing. Angry Birds 2? Aren't there already tons of sequels for the immensely popular game? Well, yes.

Lexus teases hoverboard again, promises an August 5 reveal

mashable.com — Remember Lexus' fully functional hoverboard? Well, according to Lexus, it "arrives" August 5 - though in this case we're quite sure it doesn't mean it will be available for sale. Instead, we're likely to see a full video of the hoverboard in action, and to quench our thirst for Back to the Future-themed gadgets and flying things, Lexus launched another teaser trailer Tuesday.

Here's the deal on Google's 'People also ask' search suggestions

mashable.com — Some Google users (and let's face it, that's everyone these days) may have noticed a new drop-down box amidst their search results, titled "People also ask." The feature, first noticed in April by Search Engine Roundtable, appears to be rolling out to a larger number of users, many of which have been mentioning the new feature on Twitter.

Samsung's new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone

mashable.com — Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as speakers. But a new monitor from Samsung has an added feature which we wouldn't mind seeing in more monitors from now on - integrated wireless charging for mobile devices.
Jul 27, 2015

What a great idea: Samsung's new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone mashable.com/2015/07/27/sam… via @mashable

Jul 27, 2015

Samsung's new computer monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone (!!!) on.mash.to/1etT0GJ

New Microsoft Lumias may come with iris scanners to unlock phones in under 1 second

mashable.com — After Microsoft announced that it would lay off up to 7,800 employees, mostly in its phone division, you can't help but wonder about the future of Microsoft Lumia devices. But new flagship Lumias are coming, according to a Windows Central report this week - which will include some interesting new features, including an iris scanner.

Apple puts 100 popular iOS apps and games on sale

mashable.com — If you're looking to replenish your iOS app collection before the summer holidays, this could be the right moment. Apple just launched a promotion offering 100 apps and games at reduced prices. The sale, surfaced by 9to5Mac, includes apps for photography lovers, kids' apps, several tools and utilities, and a pretty long list of games.
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Jul 30, 2015

I get a lot of Qs about upcoming trends in tech. Here goes: bitcoin, VR, drones, self-driving cars, paradigm shift re:privacy and security.

Jul 29, 2015

So, start button. Start button, right? START BUTTON! This IT thing is so exciting.

Jul 29, 2015

Wanna hunt a lion? Do it with a knife, one on one. I’d call that hunting. Everything else is just target practice.

Jul 23, 2015

Java update, I hate you with the fire of a thousand suns.

Jul 21, 2015

Took me 2 years of on and off reading, but I’ve finally finished Bolano’s ‘2666’. A colossal work, a novel to get lost in.

Jul 21, 2015

Try these burgers before you die, they say. No hurry then, I was planning to try them after I die.

Jul 19, 2015

Welcome to Mashable @vickiho so great to have you on board!!

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