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The Moto E4 Plus offers a huge battery without a huge price tag

Slowly but surely, Lenovo's Motorola is updating all of its major smartphone lines. We got the refreshed Moto Gs while traipsing around at MWC, the Moto Z2 Play just recently broke cover, and now we have a new pair of low-cost Moto E4s to consider. Source: Motorola

What we're listening to in June

We spend every minute of the working day bringing you news, reviews and features on every aspect of technology. Like everyone else, though, we also use tech outside of work hours. Last month we launched a new series about the gadgets...Show More Summary

Essential phone is exclusive to America’s 4th biggest carrier

Essential's PH-1, the premium handset from Andy Rubin, will only be available on America's fourth biggest mobile network. USA Today broke the news after an interview with Essential's Niccolo de Masi, who said that the device would be a carrier exclusive to Sprint. Show More Summary

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental schemes, however, and both are expanding outside of Asia to compete anew in the UK. Show More Summary

Google reveals when it'll stop supporting Pixel and Nexus phones

Wondering when you should upgrade your Nexus or Pixel? Google has updated its support page to reflect when it will no longer offer telephone and online support for the devices, and you can use that info to make a decision. In the past,...Show More Summary

Walmart Pay will hook new users with instant access to its credit card

When Walmart debuted its own in-house mobile payments service last year, the company was not afraid to roll it out quickly. Walmart Pay arrived in 4,600 stores nationwide in under two months, proving the retail giant could still be nimble -- especially if the result meant moving customers through the checkout line faster. Show More Summary

Google's reCAPTCHA can tell you're not a bot from your phone

Google's reCAPTCHA has evolved from distorted text, to street numbers, to "I'm not a robot" tickboxes and, most recently, to their new invisible system. And now the company is bringing its bot-fighting program to Android. Source: Go...

HTC’s squeezable U11 is now available

Back in May, we called HTC's U11 its true flagship phone (albeit with an awful name). We were impressed by both the hardware and its striking profile. Now, you can pick one up for yourself: The HTC U11 is shipping today via Sprint, Amazon and Consumers can also purchase devices today at Sprint retail stores.

EU wants to make it easier for police to obtain user data

In light of recent terror-related attacks, the EU is looking to make it much easier for law enforcement to obtain data from tech companies like WhatsApp, Facebook and Google. The European Commission will propose three options, which will help guide future legislation put forth by the EU. Source: Reuters

Former Hulu exec's app aggregates YouTube unboxing vids

There's something about unboxing videos that's attracted a ton of attention in recent years, making them wildly popular on YouTube and other platforms. Now, ex-Hulu and Flipboard CTO Eric Feng is trying to cash in on the masses' obsession...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift is getting back together with Spotify

Taylor Swift must have shaken off any bad blood left between her and Spotify, because you'll soon be able to listen to her music on the service again. In fact, you'll be able to access her entire back catalog not just on Spotify, but also on every existing streaming service when the clock strikes midnight on June 9th. Show More Summary

Twitter to stream its first basic cable drama: TNT's 'Claws'

TNT is premiering its new drama "Claws" this Sunday, but if you miss the first showing on the network itself, you can catch an encore on Twitter. TNT's parent company, Turner, streamed TBS' "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" on Twitter in April. Show More Summary

Spotify’s Summer Rewind collects your favorite warm weather jams

Spotify's known for excellent playlist curation and music discovery, and now they're extending that expertise to your favorite summer music. Starting today, Spotify users can find their most-listened to songs of past summers on the new "Your Summer Rewind" playlist. Source: Spotify

Sprint pushes Tidal again with six months of free HiFi streaming

We've been wondering why Sprint bought a third of music streaming service, Tidal. While the respective companies didn't discuss details at the time, the team-up is starting to make a bit more sense. Sprint is currently offering all of its customers six months of Tidal's HiFi top of the line streaming tier for no extra charge. Show More Summary

Spotify's 'Secret Genius' may help smooth things over with songwriters

Spotify announced the launch of Secret Genius today -- a global, songwriter-focused initiative that will highlight the contributions of those working behind the scenes in the music industry. It's a move that acknowledges members of the music world that Spotify has had a contentious relationship with in the past. Via: Variety Source: Spotify

OnePlus shows off the OnePlus 5 amid image leaks

It's only been two days since OnePlus announced the June 20th launch date for its upcoming OnePlus 5 flagship phone, but it didn't take long before a couple of image leaks popped up, courtesy of Android Police and Slashleaks. Commenters...Show More Summary

iOS 11 users will never have to memorize a WiFi password again

Modern life with all of its technological conveniences can be an absolute wonder. Yet when you go to a friend's house and they spend 30 minutes trying to dig out a WiFi password from under their rug, all of that wide-eyed wonder quickly turns to rage. Show More Summary

Atlus is bringing three great JRPGs to North America for the 3DS

The Switch may have already arrived, but you may want to wait a bit before putting your 3DS in storage. Atlus, which you might know as the studio behind Persona, has just announced that it's releasing three Japanese RPGs for the handheld in the US and Canada. Show More Summary

Airbnb guides you through the check-in process

If you've ever stayed at an Airbnb home, you know that your initial visit can be a challenge: how do you get in? Hosts can send you instructions, but a message might not tell you everything you need to know. Airbnb just offered a more elegant solution, however. Show More Summary

Waze arrives on Android Auto after a year-long wait

Rocking Android Auto and wondering why Google still hasn't added its Waze traffic-and-maps app to the platform yet? Well, we don't have an explanation, but we do have news that after Google talked about it at last year's I/O developer conference, the integration has finally happened, albeit in limited fashion. Show More Summary

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