Researchers discover hidden details lurking beneath a Picasso masterpiece

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There are many layers to great art — sometimes literally. 

We are reminded of this fact by researchers at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, who have revealed hidden details lurking beneath the Pablo Picasso masterpiece “La miséreuse accroupie.” 

While the presence of another artwork — specifically, a painting of the Catalan countryside by a different artist — below Picasso’s “Crouching Beggar” has been known about since the 1990s, Science reports that we now are able to see previously hidden elements of Picasso’s work.  Read more…

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PSA: OnePlus website payment system may have been hacked – users report credit card details stolen

OnePlus is well-known for offering awesome devices at unbelievably low prices and the company does a few things to make sure its corner-cutting doesn’t come from the actual hardware. Since it started out small, it built its name via guerilla marketing and selling its phones directly to customers. There are no retailers to take a cut of the pie — you just go to OnePlus’ website and order your brand-new “flagship killer” there.

However, it seems that the company might need to work on its security a bit more. Multiple users are now reporting that their credit card …

Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box leaks exciting details!

With the time for the next Galaxy S flagship fast approaching, the leaks and rumors about the device have been piling up. Yesterday, DJ Koh (president of Samsung Mobile) himself confirmed that the handset would be unveiled at MWC 2018 — that starts on the 26th of February! We’ve heard reports and seen renders of dual cameras, a proper fingerprint scanner placement, AKG earphones and so much more.

But today, we got a real treat! Well, an alleged “real treat”… but we are still having a hard time holding our excitement.

A Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box was allegedly shot in the …

Full details about Snapdragon 670, 640 and 460 chipsets leaked out ahead of unveiling

Aside from the already unveiled Snapdragon 845 top-tier chipset, Qualcomm plans to launch at least three other SoCs (system on chip) in 2018: Snapdragon 679, 640 and 460.

Although this is the first time we hear about these three unannounced Qualcomm chipsets, we’ve been able to learn quite a lot of things about them thanks to an image published on Chinese social network Weibo.

The image contains in-depth details about the Snapdragon 845, 670, 640 and 460 chipsets, but the first one is of no concern to us since it has already been made official.

That …

Google Maps still way ahead of Apple Maps in details and coverage, study finds

Google’s Maps app and the data behind it have a head start of six years before Apple Maps, and, although Apple’s mapping data is improving compared to the early days of its launch, it is still behind Google Maps, an in-depth study by cartographer Justin O’Beirne found. The difference is most pronounced in the level of details that Google shows, down to buildings’ HVAC vents, but also the coverage of remote areas. 

Google uses satellite imagery and its own cars are constantly scouting the the world’s routes for updating Street View, while Apple likely relies …

Huawei confirms expansion in the US market, more details to be revealed at CES 2018

There has been much talk surrounding Huawei’s expansion in the US market, especially since the Chinese company launched its latest flagship – Mate 10. Apparently, Huawei is already in talks with major US carriers like AT&T and Verizon for the sale of the Mate 10 through their official sale channels.

Today, Huawei’s president Richard Yu confirmed that this company plans to expand its smartphone operations in the United States beginning next year. He also said that the Mate 10 will be sold through US carriers, but didn’t name them.

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Qualcomm details its Snapdragon 845 chip: 30% more efficient, fastest modem, 4K HDR video capture

As promised, the second day of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit seems to be completely dedicated to the newly unveiled Snapdragon 845 processor. There’s a lot of technical info about Qualcomm’s most advanced chipset to date, so we’ll try to simplify it for you.

First off, the Snapdragon 845 is 30% more efficient than the previous top-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 835. Also, thanks to the new graphics processing unit (GPU), the Adreno 630, the chipset offers 30% improved graphics, video rendering, and power reduction compared to the previous generation.

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Rebel Wilson details own experience with sexual misconduct in Twitter thread

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In a lengthy Twitter thread on Saturday, Rebel Wilson detailed her own experiences with sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

Wilson recalled two separate incidents in her tweets. The first involves a male star in a “position of power,” who Wilson said asked her to enter a room with him, then repeatedly requested that she “stick [her] finger up his ass” while his friends filmed on their phones. Wilson also said that after her agent filed a complaint, she was threatened by the male star’s representatives.

Additionally, Wilson said that early in her career, a director invited her to his hotel room for what she thought was a professional discussion about comedy. Read more…

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Details about the next year Samsung Galaxy J3 might have already been leaked

Although 2017 is not over yet, most smartphone companies are already working on their next year’s lineups. Just like it did in the last couple of years, Samsung plans to launch an entry-level Galaxy J handset.

Obviously, we’re talking about the Galaxy J3, one of the cheapest Android smartphones to be released by Samsung each year. However, that doesn’t mean that the phone isn’t improved each year.

Unfortunately, the 2018 model does not seem to pack too many improvements over the current Galaxy J3 (2017) version. According to a listing up at GFXBench, the Galaxy J3 (2018), also known …

Sprint and T-Mobile expected to announce merger details this month

Rumors about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger continue to make headlines, but that won’t go for too long now. Apparently, the carriers are currently ironing out the final details of the deal, so we could have an official announcement laying them out sometime this month.

Bloomberg reports that the companies have reached to the point where they need to decide on the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced.

Sprint and T-Mobile continue to discuss non-cash items, such as the location …