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Stan Schroeder

Zagreb, Croatia
European Editor — Mashable

Senior Editor at Writes and reads a lot. Defies gravity, often unsuccessfully.

Remember the laptop-destroying 'USB Killer?' Now you can buy one — In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer - a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of electricity. Back then, it was a proof of concept, interesting mostly to security researchers and folks who work on USB standards.

Richard Branson 'thought he was going to die' in bike accident — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was recently injured in a serious bike accident while cycling on Virgin Gorda, an island in the British Virgin Islands. Branson shared images of his injuries after the accident and described what had happened in a blog post Friday.

Next year's iPhone won't have a home button, report says — It's telling that, days before the expected launch of iPhone 7, we're seeing more rumors about the next year's iPhone. The consensus among the reporters and leakers who follow Apple is that the iPhone 7 will only bring minor upgrades compared to last year's model, while the iPhone that comes in 2017 will be a far more revolutionary upgrade.

Uber launches scheduled rides in London — Uber users in London can now request a ride hours, days or weeks in advance, the company announced Thursday. London is the first European city to get the "Scheduled Rides" feature. It goes live at 4 p.m.

Truck driver in Japan kills one woman and injures another while playing 'Pokémon Go' — When you start up Pokémon Go, you get a warning that you should always be aware of your surroundings while playing the game. Ignoring this warning, especially if you're behind the wheel, can have dire consequences, as shown by the case of a Japanese truck driver who hit two women, killing one and injuring another.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a 10-core smartphone with a huge battery — Xiaomi has launched the newest addition to its Redmi Note line, and as expected, it's a large, powerful smartphone sold at a ridiculously low price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a 5.5-inch phone with a 10-core Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM, a full HD screen, 16/64GB of storage memory (expandable via microSD cards), a 13-megapixel back camera, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, a fingerprint scanner and a 4,100mAh battery.

Google's VR platform Daydream may launch within weeks — At Google's annual I/O developer conference in May, the company announced Daydream, an Android-based, virtual reality development platform. Daydream will offer users a VR experience with just a smartphone, some apps, a headset and a controller. However, none of that actually launched at the conference.

'Pokémon Go' update gives you unhelpful advice on the strength of your Pokémon — One of the (many, many) questions Pokémon Go players face in their adventures is: How powerful is this or that Pokémon? There are online tools to find this out, but unless you're a seasoned gamer, the game so far hasn't been very helpful with this regard.

Prisma moves its neural network magic to the phone — Prisma, the app that lets you turn regular photos into beautiful artworks with a single tap, now works offline. Since the app uses neural network-based tech to apply its photo filters, it has so far required an internet connection. The required computing power was simply too great.

Apple might launch a curved-screen iPhone in 2017 — With September's (unconfirmed but very probable) iPhone event right around the corner, the iPhone rumor mill is in its penultimate stage, and this means anything is possible.
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Aug 29, 2016

@USAmbNoyes @CroAmPro I'm just Croatian (American only via my job) but this will be an interesting list to follow.

Aug 26, 2016

Update your phone to fix a security hole which has now been largely exploited and serious hackers have moved on to other, unpatched holes.

Aug 25, 2016

You know what would trump the recent scaling of the Trump Tower? If Trump scaled the Trump Tower. Accompanied by the sound of trumpets.

Aug 25, 2016

YOLO, or, as my cat would put it, YOLST

Aug 25, 2016

I’d like to know the other titles they considered for “The Disappointments Room.” Anticlimax room? Disenchantment room? Ennui room?

Aug 25, 2016

Just realized #IFA2016 in Berlin is less than a week away. Who’s coming this year?

Aug 24, 2016

Proxima B's year is just 11 days long. That's a lot of birthday parties and new year celebrations.

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