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Livestream's Mevo camera lets you edit video on the fly

Broadcasting live video is one of the biggest tech trends of the last year. It started with Meerkat, but now Facebook and Twitter (via the Periscope app) are unsurprisingly the dominant players in the space. Most of that video streaming...Show More Summary

Australian carrier lets customers win prizes with unused data

Unless you roll it over, the unused mobile data you paid so dearly for is lost in time, like tears in... rain. For a limited time, however, Virgin Mobile customers in Australia can transform those dead digits into phones, drones and other swag. Show More Summary

Yahoo Esports goes mobile with a dedicated Android app

If you thought Yahoo's push into esports would stop at a dedicated editorial team, guess again. Now the outfit is taking that expertise mobile with the launch of the Yahoo Esports app on Android. It's a bit sparse at the moment, though,...Show More Summary

Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival

Huawei may have just announced the fancy P9 and P9 Plus smartphones in London last week, but it actually saved a little surprise for its Shanghai launch today. Well, we say "surprise" but it's also very much a "me too" thing at this point. Show More Summary

Google introduces customizable cases for Nexus 6P and 5X

Today Google introduced $35 custom Live Cases for the Nexus 6P and 5X. Artsy folks can design a case and companion wallpaper for their phone with their favorite image or map location. In addition to looking pretty, the cases ship with a programmable short cut button so you can launch an app without swiping around on your phone's screen.

HTC 10 review: The flagship the company should have made years ago

HTC has done it. The company's new flagship smartphone, the 10 (yes, that's the name, and no, I don't like it either), is a credible contender for Android greatness. I've spent a little over a week using it as my daily driver, and while the name still irks the hell out of me, the device itself doesn't. Show More Summary

FBI can't tell Apple how it unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone

The feds might never let Apple in on the secret of the technique they used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c. According to Reuters, the hackers who discovered the flaw that led to the FBI's iPhone-cracking tool have the sole legal ownership of the method. Show More Summary

Teen indicted for Periscoping her friend's sexual assault

An Ohio woman used Periscope to livestream her friend's rape. According to a report by local NBC affiliate KXAN, in February 18-year-old Marina Lonina and her 17-year-old friend were hanging out with 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates when after an indeterminate period of time, Gates allegedly began sexually assaulting the victim. Show More Summary

AMC Theaters is considering letting people text during movies

Just as AMC Theaters was starting to win customers back by replacing every old seat in its auditoriums with recliners, the company wants to destroy that good will among moviegoers. That's because CEO Adam Aron thinks letting people use their phones during a movie would be a good idea. Show More Summary

Sharp's adorable robot phone is a not-so-cute $1,800

The RoboHon is real, it's going on sale, and (obviously) it's going to Japan first. At a press launch at the company's HQ in Tokyo, we finally got some important details, and it's not all good news. Launching on May 26th in its homeland, the robot phone will cost 198,000 yen (plus tax!) which comes out at over $1,800. Show More Summary

Watch all of a Vine channel's videos with one touch

Vine videos aren't awfully long, and that becomes even more apparent when you're scrolling through a profile's post history. So to save some of the hassle of dragging and clicking every six seconds the app will now autoplay an entire channel's videos in succession. Show More Summary

Drop Google Drive files and GIFs into your Yahoo emails

Yahoo's been busy bulking up its Mail app and its latest feature follows their strategy to play nice with other email and service providers. Now you can include files from Google Drive and even drop in Tumblr GIFs. Source: Yahoo

Facebook shows how you'll be able to auto-tag friends in videos

On stage at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, the company did a quick demo of an upcoming auto-tagging feature for video. Using the artificial-intelligence-based recognition technology Facebook already uses to identify your friends in photos, the social network will be able to determine who's in your videos. Source: Facebook

Read the full Senate bill requiring encryption backdoors

If you were skeptical that polticians would be so audacious as to propose a law effectively requiring encryption backdoors... well, you just got proof. The Senate has released a finished version of Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein's...Show More Summary

The Amazon Tap is a so-so speaker with a so-so voice assistant

The Amazon Echo has been an unexpected hit for Amazon. Since it came out a year and a half ago, the always-listening Alexa has expanded its reach beyond ordering stuff and answering questions about the weather to controlling household items and cars. Show More Summary

Android N Preview adds launcher shortcuts and new emoji

A month has passed since Google released its Android N developer preview, and today the company rolled out an update to the in-progress OS. In addition to split-screen support, quick message replies and a battery-saving tool, the preview version gained a handful of new features with this new release. Show More Summary

Facebook unveils two new wireless systems for underserved areas

At its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook announced two new wireless systems meant to help bring internet access to underserved areas. One system will tackle pushing broadband through the buildings found in dense cities while the other is meant to increase the bandwidth of towers.

Meizu's 10-core phone gets a 10-LED camera flash

You may recall that the world's first 10-core mobile chip, the MediaTek Helio X20 series, is expected to hit the market this month. Indeed, today Meizu announced its Pro 6 smartphone which has nabbed exclusivity over the flagship Helio X25, yet it only starts from 2,499 yuan or about $390 off-contract. Show More Summary

Motorola hired a graffiti legend to tag the Moto X Pure

Legendary graffiti artist Futura has teamed up with everyone from The Clash, Nike, streetwear clothing company Supreme and even the 2000s trip-hop group UNKLE -- now he can add one more name to that list: Motorola. In the video below...Show More Summary

Cortana's international versions get instant translations

The French-, German-, Italian- and Spanish-speaking versions of Microsoft's voice assistant Cortana are now much better travel companions. Just like their English- and Chinese-speaking counterparts, these versions can now instantly translate words and phrases into other languages, so long as you're running Windows 10. Show More Summary

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