Samsung suddenly reveals Galaxy S8 in new videos The Galaxy S8 will launch soon, but until this week's leaked images explosion Samsung had done a good job keeping its new flagship smartphone secret. Now, however, it appears the company wants to leak the phone itself… Forbes

The inside story of BitTorrent's bizarre collapse Last April, a pair of cousins named Bob Delamar and Jeremy Johnson became co-CEOs of BitTorrent. Delamar was a bearded Canadian Japanophile in his early forties; Johnson a network engineer from San Diego. Through an unusual financial arrangement, they represented a four-person group that had recently come to own a controlling stake in the company, and they had a plan to turn BitTorrent into, as Delamar was fond of saying publicly, "the next Netflix." BackChannel

Norway becomes world's first country to switch off FM radio Norway has become the first country to switch off FM radio despite concerns about the move being premature. The northern county of Nordland stopped broadcasting using analogue frequencies on Wednesday as the Government plans to roll out digital-only radio over the course of the year. Independent.co

How designers engineer luck into video games In Sept. 16, 2007, a Japanese YouTuber who goes by the handle “Computing Aesthetic” uploaded a forty-eight-second-long video with the deafening title, "ULTRA MEGA SUPER LUCKY SHOT." The video shows a high-scoring shot in Peggle, a vastly popular video game, loosely based on Japanese pachinko machines, in which a ball bearing clatters down the screen, accruing points as it bounces through a crowd of candy-colored pegs, which disappear shortly after being touched... Nautilus

Fixing bugs in a 37 year old Apple II game Emulators are a great way to reminisce about games and software from yesteryear. [Jorj Bauer] found himself doing just that back in 2002, when they decided to boot up Three Mile Island for the Apple II. It played well enough, but for some reason, crashed instantly if you happened to press the ‘7’ key. This was a problem -- the game takes hours to play, and ‘7’ is the key for saving and restoring your progress. In 2002, [Jorj] was content to put up with this. But finally, enough was enough... Hackaday

Watch these mini-robots self-assemble into different shapes Some of the most perplexing and awe-inspiring phenomena in nature involve self-assembly, where thousands -- sometimes millions -- of individual disorganized actors manage to form large, complex structures solely through local interactions. This can be seen when there are dozens of birds flying in a flock, massive schools of fish which all seem to swim according to some unspoken rule, or when certain species of ant come together to form bridges and rafts with their bodies. Vice

The dumbest stuff we found at CES 2017 Tinder thought it'd be a good idea to use CES as a means to make a statement about how technology reduces our ability to make IRL connections. The company's mission is "to get people together to have real experiences in the real world," but it also wanted to make a VR headset. So how do you reconcile those disparate ideas? By annoying everyone with a technology-free "VR headset." Windows Central

Survey: Comcast remains America's most-hated company Despite a steady drumbeat of promises and efforts to improve its reputation, Comcast remains among the least-liked companies in American history. A new survey from 24/7 Wall Street combines data from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, JD Power and Associates and a Zogby Analytics poll, and lists Comcast as the "most hated company in America." DSL Reports

Why I switched from OS X to GNU/Linux My first computer was an Amiga, I got it when I was 12. At school the cool people had Amigas or Ataris, some had C64, the weird people had a PC with some Microsoft OS on it. I did some gaming on it but I also read the AMIGABasic programming book from back to back quite many times, that was the only source of information about programming for me back then. Jeena

Cloudflare's transparency report for second half 2016 and an additional disclosure for 2013 Cloudflare is publishing today its seventh transparency report, covering the second half of 2016. For the first time, we are able to present information on a previously undisclosed National Security Letter (NSL) Cloudflare received in the 2013 reporting period. Wikipedia provides the most succinct description of an NSL... Cloudfare

The best of the 2017 North American International Auto Show Once the crown jewel of the US auto industry, the annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has lacked a bit of its usual luster in recent years. Like November's Los Angeles Auto Show, Detroit has felt the effect of many OEMs instead choosing to annually exhibit their work at the wider-reaching Consumer Electronics Show. Ars Technica

Exploring drone aerodynamics with computers For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles. At NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, researchers recently used this technique to explore the aerodynamics of a popular example of a small, battery-powered drone, a modified DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter. NASA

How Antarctic bases went from wooden huts to sci-fi chic How do you build in the most isolated place on Earth? For decades Antarctica - the only continent with no indigenous population - hosted only the simplest huts as human shelters. But, as Matthew Teller finds out, architecture in the coldest, driest, windiest reaches of our planet is getting snazzier. BBC

Saving you bandwidth through machine learning Photographers of all specialities, skills and genres have long made their home on Google+, sharing their work with a supportive community. Whether it’s of toys, travel or street art, each photo has a unique story to tell, and deserves to be viewed at the best possible resolution. Google

All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018. However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year. As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains are being powered by renewable energy, namely from wind power. Futurism