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Google Calendar wants you to achieve your goals

Google Calendar's latest feature can help you find time for the activities you want to do that always seem to fall by the wayside. Say, you want to start being more active or to learn a new skill or language: all you have to do is add it as a "Goal" and tell Google how often you want to exercise or study, along with the best time to do it. Show More Summary

New York's NFC payments for public transit are five years away

The move toward a more futuristic modern New York City is going to be a slow one. The MTA recently opened up the bidding process (PDF) for replacing Gotham's existing MetroCard readers with NFC terminals for busses and trains, but the contracts are expected to last 69 months. Show More Summary

Facebook's Messenger bots are a compelling alternative to apps

After several months of speculation, Facebook finally announced today that it would be officially integrating chatbots into Messenger. It's already started doing so with a few partners like Uber, Lyft and KLM, but today's announcement means that a lot more businesses are joining the party. Show More Summary

Nintendo's 'Miitomo' reportedly has over 4 million users

Nintendo's first smartphone app, Miitomo, launched with a lot of fanfare. But how many people are actually interested in it? Quite a few, if you ask SurveyMonkey. It estimates that Miitomo has racked up 4 million people who use it at least once a month, and 1 million who use it every day. Show More Summary

Facebook's Account Kit signs you in with a phone number

Twitter isn't the only big social network that wants you to ditch the password. Facebook is using its F8 conference to unveil Account Kit, a framework that lets you sign into apps using a phone number or email address -- you won't need a Facebook account just to get into that music store or messaging service. Show More Summary

Chatbots arrive on Facebook Messenger

As we suspected, Facebook is indeed adding chatbot support to Messenger. It's not really a surprise at this point, given that the latest Messenger update shows a "Bots and Businesses" section and that there've been rumors floating about it for a week now. Show More Summary

Watch the keynote for Facebook's Developer Conference right here

Today is the first day of F8, Facebook's Developer Conference, which is where Zuckerberg and Co often reveal their plans for developers in the coming year. As recent news indicate, get ready for more details about Facebook's plans for...Show More Summary

HTC's 10 is the first Android phone with Apple AirPlay streaming

After a run of middling flagships over the last few years, HTC might finally have an exciting phone again with the 10. It's as if it crammed in just about every feature it possibly could -- a higher resolution Ultrapixel camera, expandable storage and a large battery. Show More Summary

New York bill would have police scan your phone after a crash

It may be relatively difficult for police to catch people texting while driving, but one proposed New York law would make it near-impossible to avoid detection if that distraction leads to a crash. A new state Senate bill would let police...Show More Summary

Airmail's productivity-oriented email app comes to the iPad

Airmail is a popular Mac and iOS email app among power users, as it lets you use nearly any client and tailor the environment to suit your needs. While it recently came out on iPhone for the first time, the company just released version 1.1 for iPad which, along with the new features, should please hardcore users even more. Show More Summary

HTC's 10 feels like its best smartphone in years

After getting a pair of purely-OK hero phones and seeing the company's worth tank, HTC fans haven't had an easy time lately. As it turns out, HTC might have the cure for those woes (and no, I'm not just talking about Vive). Though the...Show More Summary

Google's Voice Access goes live in beta form

Google quietly rolled out the beta version of its hands-free Voice Access service, allowing some lucky users to control their phones via speech alone. With Voice Access, users can say things like "go home," "scroll down" or "open Chrome" to navigate their pocket computers. Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger makes sharing Dropbox files easier

If you're on Facebook Messenger, you likely already know that you can easily share images and videos with your friends by accessing your camera roll within the chat window. But what if you store your media in the cloud rather than on your phone? Well, if you do so on Dropbox, you now have a solution. Show More Summary

Periscope will let you draw on your live streams

Ever wanted to point something out to your livestream audience without having to literally point at it? It's your lucky day. Periscope is testing a feature that lets you draw on top of your stream to highlight things, such as something on your computer screen or that funny person behind you. Show More Summary

LG G5 review: Bolder doesn't always mean better

LG thinks it's time for a change. Rather than build just another thin, fast flagship, the company's latest work lets you augment it with purpose-built, snap-on accessories. Say hello to the G5, a phone with the potential to grow with...Show More Summary

Vodafone contracts now include a 30-day escape guarantee

There are plenty of things to consider when eyeing up a new mobile contract, from network quality and coverage to handset selection and pricing. All carriers try to tip the scales in their favour with device pre-order bonuses, a complimentary subscription here, free roaming there, et cetera. Show More Summary

UK competition watchdog slams Three and O2 merger

The UK's competition watchdog has called on the European Commission to block a proposed acquisition of Telefonica UK, which runs O2, by Hutchison Whampoa, the company behind Three UK, unless both companies agree to a series of strong concessions. Show More Summary

Tesco now lets you automate your shopping with IFTTT

Now we're at the point where shopping for groceries no longer requires you to trudge down to the local supermarket, retailers are constantly working on new ways to make filling our baskets a little bit easier. For its latest trial, Tesco...Show More Summary

HTC's next flagship leaks in promotional video

If you had any doubts over what HTC's new flagship might look like, it's time to fold them up like a paper airplane and throw them out the window. A promotional video for the new "10" smartphone has leaked online, revealing what it looks like from almost every conceivable angle. Show More Summary

OS X update fixed 'simple' bug that could leak your iMessages

Researchers explained one large security hole in Apple's iMessage app that received a patch last month, but until now we didn't have details on another vulnerability fixed at the same time. By tricking users into clicking a specially-crafted link, hackers could gain access to the usually encrypted communications in OS X El Capitan's Messages. Show More Summary

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