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A first look at iOS 9: Little changes add up to something big

Apple's still pretty new to this whole public beta thing, but that didn't stop it from dropping two big consumer previews today. We've already taken a closer look at Apple's future on full-fledged computers, so it's high time we collectively dug a little deeper into what it's like using an early version of iOS 9. Show More Summary

Yahoo wants you to gamble on fantasy sports

You already use Yahoo Sports to track your fantasy leagues, meticulously crafting winning line-ups each week for the sheer thrill of bragging rights--but what if you want to make it, well, interesting? Now you can: Yahoo just updated its fantasy sports app with daily, real-money tournaments. Comments Via: LA Times Source: Yahoo

You won't buy IBM's 7nm chip, but it's a big deal for computing

While Intel is finally getting its 14-nanometer sized chips out to the public, IBM today announced an even more impressive silicon breakthrough: The production of the first working 7nm chip. It's particularly impressive since it took...Show More Summary

T-Mobile widens roaming as it becomes the third biggest carrier

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure recently said he was tired of T-Mobile's "Uncarrier bullshit," but that BS has almost certainly helped it displace Sprint as the nation's third-largest carrier. T-Mobile's preliminary earnings report shows that it added 2.1 million new customers this quarter, giving it 58.9 million in total. Show More Summary

Facebook lets you choose what appears in your News Feed

If you're a regular Facebook user, you'll know that the posts that appear in your News Feed are visible because of an algorithm. It's part of the company's mission to reduce post overload, but it can often mean that you'll miss updates from some of your friends. Show More Summary

Vortex lets kids program their own robot buddy

Sphero, the ball-shaped robot, inspired a new generation of toys that aren't only fun, but can also be used as educational tools for kids. Vortex, pictured above, is one of these. Created by DFRobot, a company that's been selling open-source...Show More Summary

Standalone scanner keeps your prints out of hackers hands

The ease with which hackers seem able to access password secured computer systems including airlines, major corporations -- even the White House -- it's little wonder that the security community is scrambling for alternatives. But even...Show More Summary

Google's Nexus 9 tablet slashed to £200 in the UK

If you'd had your eye on a new Nexus device but missed out on the recent round of smartphone sales, today's new Google tablet deal might be of interest. Just days after the Nexus 6 price was slashed to £304 (normally £479), the WiFi Nexus 9 is enjoying similar treatment, with the 16GB model now setting you back £200 instead of the usual £319. Show More Summary

You can use your Pinterest account to log into other apps

It's now easier to "pin" images you like from Instagram, Etsy and Polyvore, thanks to the first fruits of Pinterests' developer platform released back in May. The app/website now features IFTTT and Polyvore integration, letting you log into those services with a Pinterest account and do some serious cross-posting. Show More Summary

Finally, an official Bluetooth 'Star Trek' communicator

Star Trek fans have settled for toy prop replicas, DIY projects and the occasional off-brand (but functional) Starfleet comm-badge--but the age of compromise is almost over. In January of 2016, you'll finally be able to buy an official, screen-accurate, Bluetooth-enabled Star Trek Original Series Communicator. Comments Source: Star Trek

Sony's Folding@Home Android app now fights cancer while you sleep

Want to help cure Alzheimer's or breast cancer? From now on, you don't have to do much more than charge your phone. Sony has released a big upgrade to its Folding@Home app for Android that can use your phone's processor for medical research...Show More Summary

Google Maps for iOS can share places on Facebook

There might be a time when you quickly need to share your location on Facebook to make sure at least one person knows where you are. If that ever happens, you can just fire up Google Maps on an iPhone or an iPad, drop a pin and share your info from within the app, now that it's been updated with the feature. Show More Summary

999 services must embrace texts and apps, says report

While technology has helped the UK's emergency services to evolve, people in need are largely required to report incidents by calling 999. It's an adequate solution in the majority of cases, but if someone is the victim of a break-in, picking up the phone just isn't feasible. Show More Summary

Russia starts a 'safe selfie' campaign to curb fatal photography

If you've spent any time on YouTube browsing for Russian dash cam or parkour videos, you know that the country's people can take life to the (often ill-advised) limit. That devil-may-care attitude also extends to how they take selfies. Show More Summary

Republic Wireless drops unlimited data in favor of Google-like refunds

Another unlimited mobile data option just bit the dust... although it's not quite as bad as it sounds. Republic Wireless has switched from offering unlimited cellular data on its higher-priced phone tiers to a Refund Plan that shares more than a little in common with Google's Project Fi. Show More Summary

Jolla hopes to 'focus' its mobile plans by splitting in two

Jolla's mobile efforts have barely begun, but it's already shaking things up by splitting into two companies. From now on, Jolla Ltd. is focused solely on developing and licensing Sailfish OS, its custom mobile platform. It's forming a new, as yet unnamed firm this summer for its hardware business, which sees demand from the pro-privacy crowd. Show More Summary

Withings' fitness watches automatically track your swimming

Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to switch things up just because you've left dry land, though. Show More Summary

EE's Rook is a £49 4G smartphone for pay-as-you-go punters

It seems like we can't get through a single month these days without one UK carrier or another launching an own-brand device. And, since the last device bearing a network provider's name came from Vodafone, it's only fitting that its own-brand nemesis EE gets to make the next announcement. Show More Summary

Samsung's profits down again as it misreads demand for newest phones

Samsung predicts that its earnings from April-June of this year will likely be down four percent from last year, suggesting that sales of its newest flagship smartphones have failed to hit the mark. However, it will still be the company's highest quarterly profit since Q2 2015. Show More Summary

In these new cars, your phone gets its own air conditioner

By Kim Lachance Shandrow, Entrepreneur Staff Smartphones don't play well with hot cars. If you've ever received the dreaded temperature warning on your phone's home screen after leaving it in a sizzling vehicle for too long, you know exactly what we're talking about. And so does General Motors. Comments

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