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Sony's XA Ultra takes 16-megapixel stabilized selfies

Sony said in February that its mid-range Xperia X smartphone lineup would be camera-centric, and with the Xperia XA Ultra, it's making good on that claim. The 6-inch device has a 21.5-megapixel Exmor RS main camera with quick launch and hybrid autofocus (though the AF isn't predictive like on the Xperia X Performance). Show More Summary

NASA shows a typical day on the ISS via Snapchat

NASA hasn't exactly been secretive when it comes to activities aboard the space station, but seeing astronauts living the dream is something else. To celebrate the ISS' 100,000th orbit around our planet since it launched in 1998, the agency has teamed up with Snapchat to show the crew's daily life through Live Stories. Show More Summary

Twitter starts testing Periscope button for Android

A very small fraction of Android users might notice a new button in their Twitter app. According to The Verge, the the company has added a "go live" button that users can see when they compose tweets. It fires up Periscope when you tap it, so you can start broadcasting from within the application. Show More Summary

YouTube for iOS now works with Google's Cardboard headset

You no longer have to pick up an Android phone to watch YouTube videos with a Google Cardboard headset. YouTube has updated its iOS app to introduce Cardboard support, so you can watch any clip (not just virtual reality videos) using your iPhone and a low-cost paper box. Show More Summary

MTV's first original Snapchat Discover show is all about sex

You'd think that MTV would have been quick to produce original shows for Snapchat's Discover portal (to be where the young people are), but nope -- it's only just getting to that now. The network has unveiled Pants Off, an eight-episode series that dishes out serious advice on sex and relationships in an accessible way. Show More Summary

Report: Twitter won't count links, photos in 140-character limit

According to Bloomberg, Twitter is prepping an update to its service that will keep photos and links from counting against the 140-character limit of a post. Currently the URL that points to images and sites counts against the space available in tweets. Source: Bloomberg

Google Spaces helps you share things with small groups

Apparently, Google+ refocusing on communities just wasn't enough. Google has introduced Spaces, an app for Android, iOS and the web that's designed solely for sharing experiences in small groups. All you have to do is start a topic,Show More Summary

Meizu hopes Indiegogo can fund its first US product

Meizu is a company most Americans likely haven't heard of. But it's actually one of the largest consumer electronic brands in China, having sold over 20 million smartphones last year. Its latest and greatest handheld is the Meizu Pro 6, which boasts a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, a 21-megapixel camera and a whopping 10-core processor. Show More Summary

Periscope users can start broadcasting from DJI drones

You can start streaming videos taken by compatible DJI drones on Periscope. The video streaming team introduced the feature a few days ago, and it's now out on iTunes as part of the app's latest update. You can switch between the drone's camera and your iPhone's anytime, so you can narrate while broadcasting and feature different sights. Show More Summary

Google Play makes it easier to test Android apps

It's not too hard to beta test an Android app, but the process still tends to involve jumping through a few hoops. You might need to visit the developer's website, for instance, or join a community. Thankfully, it's about to get downright...Show More Summary

John McAfee claims to have cracked secure WhatsApp messages

John McAfee is already many things -- entrepreneur, presidential hopeful, alleged criminal. However, you might have to add one more item to that list: the co-discoverer of a potentially major Android security flaw. He and a team in Colorado...Show More Summary

$60 gets you 6GB of mobile data on Verizon pre-paid plans

Verizon is bumping its pre-paid data allotments up. Folks on the $45, 1GB month-to-month plan will have an additional 2GB of mobile data available at their fingertips come May 15th, and the $60 plan jumps from 3GB of data to 6GB. Of course, that's if you're enrolled in auto-pay. Show More Summary

Google's iOS keyboard is the GIF and emoji app of my dreams

I just deleted the Giphy app from my iPhone. This is notable because I adore GIFs. I find a deep, slightly perverse, pleasure in sending texts full of those little moving pictures to my loved ones, and the Giphy app streamlined my image-hunting process tenfold. Show More Summary

Brave browser now blocks scripts and ads on the desktop

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich's privacy-focused, ad-blocking browser has been quietly rolling out new features for desktop. What sets Brave apart from other browsers and ad blockers, was Eich's promise that the browser would actually pay you back if you agreed to be shown ads from its own network.

Windows phones will finally let you log-in with a fingerprint

We've know for a while now that Windows 10 would support for alternative log-in options like fingerprint, facial and iris recognition. Thanks to Windows Hello, unlocking a phone with facial recognition is possible, but using a finger to access your device hasn't been an option. Show More Summary

?The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist

Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft's Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's not Lenovo's first Surface clone -- that would be the cheaper and less equipped Miix 700 -- but it's the company's first for its ThinkPad lineup, which is targeted at the professional crowd. Show More Summary

Everything you love will die, especially in tech

A little over a year ago, Microsoft bought beloved calendar app Sunrise. For the past 14 months or so, things have been more or less business as usual... at least for customers. But this week, the other shoe finally dropped: August 31st will be the last day that Sunrise exists as a standalone app. Show More Summary

Sprint's Better Choice XXL plan includes a year of Amazon Prime

An Amazon Prime membership will cost you $99 a year, but Sprint is tacking on the two-day shipping subscription for free. Starting today, the carrier is giving new and existing customers who choose its Better Choice XXL plan 12-month access to Prime. Show More Summary

Tinder user kidnapped and beaten by a man she met via the app

A Kansas Tinder user was recently kidnapped, beaten and held against her will for six days by a man she met via the app. Shane Steven Allen faces one charge of kidnapping and four of aggravated battery. He's currently in police custody under $100,000 bond, according to NBC News. Show More Summary

Google makes its most powerful language parser open source

The days of us communicating with our computers by using our fingers are nearing an end. Google announced on Thursday that it is releasing its language parsing neural network framework, SyntaxNet, as an open source system. The released...Show More Summary

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