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HTC schedules major announcement as Google takeover rumors intensify

HTC has issued a trading halt on its stock, effective tomorrow, as it's set to make a major announcement to shareholders. The announcement ties in perfectly with existing rumors that Google has agreed a deal to take over HTC's smartphone business. Show More Summary

iPhone X’s hottest new feature might come to every new iPhone next year

Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup is particularly interesting because it features devices with completely different authentication schemes. Whereas the iPhone 8 features the venerable home button and Touch ID, Apple's flagship iPhone X features an edgeless display with no home button, and by extension, no Touch ID functionality. Show More Summary

Today’s top deals: Google Wifi, $90 sound bar, big Dyson vacuum discount, Bose headphones, more

Hump Day is extra special this week because Amazon has some killer deals and deep discounts for us to enjoy. Highlights include $30 off the Google Wifi mesh wireless system, one of Amazon's best-selling sound bars for just $90, a massive...Show More Summary

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE doesn’t work, and Apple just admitted it

Reviews of Apple's new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them. If you hadn't noticed, the new wearable's signature...Show More Summary

iOS 11 update: We have good news and bad news about iPhone battery life

Apple on Tuesday finally released iOS 11 to the public after months of beta testing. Here's a fun little tidbit: Within about a minute of Apple's iOS 11 release, it was already installed on more devices than the latest version of Android. Show More Summary

This is the $20 Echo Dot accessory you had no idea you needed

We’ve told you about the VAUX Cordless Home Speaker accessory for the Echo Dot a bunch of times. Simply drop in your Dot and it’s instantly transformed into a portable Alexa smart speaker like the Amazon Tap. Now, it’s time to check out an equally cool accessory that’s designed for the opposite purpose. Show More Summary

The iPhone X and iPhone 8’s ‘A11 Bionic’ is just a marketing gimmick

Back in September 2013 when the iPhone 5s became the first smartphone in the world to sport a 64-bit processor, many were quick to call it a marketing gimmick, including Qualcomm. The truth was that Apple’s accelerated chip development sent the competition into panic mode, as it realized the advancements of the A7 chip were beyond anything they made. Show More Summary

Amazon’s next Alexa product? Smartphone-connected glasses for a phone it doesn’t have

Who would have thought that Amazon would have a chance of dominating the ecosystem of smart devices after the massive Fire Phone failure from a few years ago? The smartphone seems to be the logical platform to build on, but Amazon pretended the Fire Phone never existed and came out with a different way to launch its own voice-based operating system. Show More Summary

Nurses post Snapchats of themselves giving babies the finger and calling them ‘mini Satans’

The disappearing photo messages of Snapchat have given people freedom to speak their minds in ways not possible in other messaging apps, but for several nurses in the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, being rude to babies and then posting...Show More Summary

Report: Discovery of an earlier Equifax hack complicates matters even further

Earlier this month, credit reporting agency Equifax informed the public that its computer systems had been breached, exposing the private data of 143 million Americans. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, it wasn't the first time that Equifax was the victim of a cyber attack in 2017. Show More Summary

Crazy video shows what it’s like to be attacked by helicopters

At least two people have been injured as a result of a friendly-fire incident during a Russian military exercise. That's bad; what's more shocking is the video footage that emerged of the incident, which paints a very terrifying picture...Show More Summary

Designer argues why iOS 11’s new design is inconsistent

Apple earlier today rolled out iOS 11, a gigantic new software update for iPhone and iPad users. As is to be expected, iOS 11 is chock-full of interesting new features, including a complete rethinking of the iPad user experience, the...Show More Summary

This crazy device turns any TV into a touchscreen

OK this is a seriously cool gadget and if you’ve never seen it before, prepare to have your mind blown. Ubi describes the Ubi Touch as a "portable interactive touch screen panel," which sounds pretty awesome and futuristic. But the actual device is even more awesome and futuristic than it sounds. Show More Summary

Bollinger’s glorious, boxy electric SUV is the real deal, and here it is getting some track time

While Tesla made electric cars cool again with sleek designs and an eye for luxury above all else, a small startup called Bollinger Motors is making a name for itself by focusing on the exact opposite. The Bollinger B1 won't dominate...Show More Summary

The iPhone 8 makes the Galaxy Note 8’s price seem even more absurd

Before Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last week, Samsung’s $930 price for the Galaxy Note 8 seemed perfectly acceptable. It’s still more expensive than any smartphone to date, but it seemed in line with what’s expected from a 2017 iPhone rival made by Samsung. Show More Summary

Google is finally making a convertible MacBook killer

Google has persevered with the Chromebook Pixel, its flagship Chromebook meant to showcase its laptop OS. The device has previously existed as a curiosity for developers, but if this leak is real, things are about to get a lot more serious. Droid Life has a source that says Google is going to announce a new Google Pixelbook at its event in October. Show More Summary

Google has a cheaper, cuter version of the Home coming

About a year ago, Google unveiled its first AI-powered smart speaker, a device it appropriately named Google Home. Featuring a sleek form factor, Google Home was designed to fit in nicely with most any living room and performs the type of tasks you'd expect from a smart speaker. Show More Summary

NASA is about to send a spacecraft to steal rocks from an asteroid

When it comes to studying samples of otherworldly material, scientists on Earth are in a bit of a bind. We've brought rocks back from the moon, and our Mars rovers take samples, process them, and then send the data back to us, but it's pretty difficult to gather rocks from other celestial bodies. Show More Summary

Media giant Viacom dodges bullet over massive security breach

Viacom, the media conglomerate that owns Paramount, Comedy Central, MTV, and hundreds of other properties, has had a giant security flaw exposed by a security firm. The good news is that hackers don't appear to have taken advantage of...Show More Summary

A future iOS 11 update will enable faster wireless charging on iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Apple’s three new iPhones are the first ones to feature wireless charging out of the box. That means you don’t have to buy a separate iPhone case to enjoy a feature that some Android devices have had for years. For the time being, the...Show More Summary

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