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Comcast’s new TV remote can also find your lost cellphone

If you're anything like me, you probably use Find My iPhone (or Google's neat trick) to retrieve a phone from the depths of your couch or laundry hamper a few times a month. Things like Tile do already exist to lighten the burden onShow More Summary

Costco teamed up with MoviePass to get you an absurdly cheap cinema subscription

Movie fans who wished for a Netflix-like service for going to the cinema have at least one such subscription-based product. Launched this summer, Moviepass costs $10 per month, and lets you watch as many new movie releases as you want. That’s incredibly affordable, and the price dropped even lower than $10 per month a few weeks ago. Show More Summary

Live streaming TV is going to destroy cable, not save it

Streaming TV has had a stellar year. DirecTV Now, AT&T's cord-cutting cable alternative, has signed up a million people thanks to some aggressive promotions, and a raft of new services have launched. Anyone looking for TV sans cableShow More Summary

Uber’s latest honest mistake? Charging $14,000 for a $20 ride

Imagine going about your day, calling an Uber for a short $20 ride only to discover that you’ve been charged more than $14,000. Yes, this is one of Uber’s latest honest mistakes. The company did refund the money eventually, but not immediately. Show More Summary

How the iPhone X’s Face ID is already growing an entire new industry

After 10 years of iPhone, it’s still Apple’s number-one product, and one that’s at the forefront of smartphone innovation. Apple rivals could very well take the lead,  but they consistently fail to set the pace in the industry. And that’s...Show More Summary

Apple’s new iMac Pro has a chip that’s going to revolutionize Mac security

According to a number of early reviews, Apple's brand new iMac Pro is an absolute beast of a machine. Hardly a surprise, Apple at WWDC this past summer proudly boasted that it's the fastest and most powerful Mac ever created. While detailed...Show More Summary

Apple just brought the worst thing about the game industry to the App Store

Taking a page from the video game industry, Apple has now opened app pre-orders to all developers on iOS, macOS and tv OS. You might remember last year when Super Mario Run appeared on the App Store weeks before its launch with an option to remind customers when it was available to download. Show More Summary

We need to talk about Android’s upgrade problem

Android and iOS have been doing battle ever since 2008, and in that time, there have been some long-running problems with both operating systems. The iPhone's notification system is a mess, Android took way too long to put a batteryShow More Summary

Nintendo insists you’ll be able to buy a Switch in time for Christmas

The Switch has been selling in stores and online for less than 10 months, but that’s enough time to sell more than 10 million units, according to Nintendo. The console became an instant hit when it launched in early March, and it has remained a sold-out device throughout the year in some markets. Show More Summary

After years of copying the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will finally copy Apple’s smartest strategy

Samsung wrote the book on copying Apple... literally. No, seriously — back when the company was still trying to break through in the smartphone market, Samsung actually created a 132-page internal document to help its designers and engineers copy the iPhone pixel by pixel. Show More Summary

Every Sonos speaker is back on sale, and the Play:1 just dropped to its lowest price ever

Well what do you know... it looks like Sonos still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Sonos sales are relatively rare occurrences, and they typically take place around Black Friday and one or two other times each year. This year, however, Sonos is stepping things up a notch. Show More Summary

Apple’s brand new iMac Pro will be released on December 14th

Apple’s most powerful Mac ever finally has a release date. The company quietly listed the launch date on the iMac Pro’s webpage today. “Available 12.14,” Apple’s website reads, without providing any other details. That’s right in time...Show More Summary

Today’s top deals: Philips Hue lights, Nest Cams, Chromebooks, All-New Fire TV, more

Amazon's December deals somehow seem to get better each day, and Tuesday is no exception. Highlights from our roundup of today's top deals include the first ever discount on the already-insanely-cheap WyzeCam home security camera that...Show More Summary

Google’s new photography apps for iOS and Android use AI to do things other apps can’t

It's difficult for some people to imagine at this point, but dedicated point and shoot cameras used to be a big part of our lives. Anytime people went out to celebrate, traveled somewhere on vacation, or went to a family gathering, they would bring cameras with them to capture those memories. Show More Summary

This $23 gadget lets you stream 1080p video from any iPhone or Android to your TV

OK, this is just awesome. While some households go all-in on either iOS or Android, others are split. In fact, there are plenty of people who use both platforms themselves, like an Android smartphone and an iPad for browsing the web on the couch. Show More Summary

This might be the creepiest viewership statistic Netflix has ever shared

There’s no denying that Netflix is one of the greatest tech companies of our time. It provides a simple to use and affordable service, it has a steady stream of new releases, and it has a pretty good track record defending net neutrality. But...Show More Summary

Will the Galaxy S9 have a fingerprint sensor under its display after all?

For a long time this year, it was believed that Apple’s iPhone X would have a Touch ID sensor embedded under the screen. As we got closer to the phone’s launch, it became clear that Apple replaced it with 3D face recognition technology. Show More Summary

T-Mobile won’t pay any tax until 2024, thanks to Trump

Telecoms companies have been lining up to kiss the ring ever since Donald Trump was elected. Between massive tax cuts and net neutrality repeal -- both of which are on the cusp of becoming reality -- it's a great time to be a multi-billion-dollar...Show More Summary

A new Google Maps feature will make sure you never miss your bus or train stop

As any recent transplant to New York City can tell you, smartphone apps are vital for finding your way around the city until you get a hang of the subway system. Google Maps is already one of the best options for navigating via the bus...Show More Summary

Alex Jones’s review of the Amazon Echo is as bonkers as you’d expect

Alex Jones: radio host, fighter of interdimensional vampires, and hawker of multivitamins, has found a new beat. In a segment over the weekend, the Info Wars host decided to put Amazon Alexa on the witness stand and try and bully her...Show More Summary

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