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How to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update right now

It’s that time of the year, Windows 10 enthusiasts, when Microsoft launches a brand new major update for your favorite operating system. We already know what that update is called -- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update -- and it’s available...Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 review: What if the iPhone 8 ran Android?

Xiaomi has always had a somewhat unpredictable strategy when it comes to their mobile devices. Wild designs like the Mi Mix stand out the most, but the company's smartphone lineup is packed with products that regularly overlap each other. Show More Summary

The new Surface Book 2 is Microsoft’s latest attempt to kill the MacBook

It took longer than we thought, but Microsoft finally unveiled its next-generation Surface Book 2 laptop/tablet combo. Just like the previous generation, the Surface Book 2 is meant to be a Windows-powered MacBook Pro killer. And Microsoft...Show More Summary

Hurry: Philips Hue Go and Hue Bloom smart lights just got rare discounts on Amazon

Everyone thinks of normal A19 bulbs when they think of the Philips Hue brand, but some of the company's coolest products are far more unique than that. The Philips Hue Go Portable Dimmable LED Smart Light and Philips Hue Bloom Dimmable LED Smart Table Lamp are two perfect examples. Show More Summary

Consumer Reports says old Samsung phones are better than Apple’s brand new iPhone 8

Apple already sold millions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, but launch weekend estimates fell short of what’s expected from typical iPhone launches. It’s not that the iPhone is losing its appeal all of a sudden, but this year isn’t a usual one for Apple. Show More Summary

People are going nuts over this best-selling $90 sound bar on Amazon

Two weeks ago we told you about a killer sale on a best-selling sound bar on Amazon that dropped the price to just $90. That’s right, $90 for a terrific sound bar that will upgrade the audio on any TV. Well, it flew off of Amazon’s virtual store shelves immediately after we wrote about it. Show More Summary

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review roundup: Better than iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8?

Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a few days ago, and they’ll ship to your door on October 19th, assuming you preordered one. But if you’re the kind of person who purchases a new phone only after reading early reviews, you should know they’re already out. Show More Summary

ZTE’s Axon M packs the power of two smartphones into one with foldable dual screens

As radical as the iPhone X may look when compared to Apple's other recent smartphone releases, it's still a fairly standard-looking handset. Save for its edge-to-edge display and the camera housing notch, the iPhone X isn't really breaking any new ground. Show More Summary

Warning: There’s a new iMessage scam looking to steal your Apple ID login

True story: every time we run a post warning people of a new iMessage phishing scam that pops up, we get a bunch of feedback from readers via email. Some people thank us for the heads up, but others email to complain that these phishing scams are so obvious and no one actually falls for them so warnings are a waste of time. Show More Summary

This is the world’s first 5G phone

Qualcomm just took a big leap in its long shuffle towards 5G. The company has conducted the first 5G test on a single-chip smartphone, and it's released the reference design for the first 5G phone. The device will be out next year, and...Show More Summary

Today’s top deals: $100 off Dyson V6, Bose QC35, Steam Link, Philips Hue bulbs, down pillows, more

We've covered a killer Amazon deal on Philips Hue smart LED bulbs a few times over the past couple of weeks, and you guys love them so much that this bundle is now Amazon's #1 best-selling new release. If you haven't yet snagged a 4-pack...Show More Summary

Mysterious leak shows the notch-free, all-screen iPhone X design people wanted — is it really better?

Apple's iPhone X release date is fast approaching, with preorders set to kick off in just over one week on October 27th. The hotly anticipated tenth-anniversary iPhone will then be released on November 3rd, when tens of millions of people around the world will hope to take delivery. Show More Summary

Here are all 17,000+ songs that Google’s Pixel 2 can instantly recognize

Google had a lot of nifty little software features to show off during its Pixel 2 event a couple of weeks back, and one of those new additions was all about music. The feature, called Now Playing, listens for music in the ambient noise it picks up and then does its best to match it with a known song and artist. Show More Summary

The $99 gadget that lets you control any garage door from your phone just got a HUGE upgrade

We’ve posted about the original Chamberlain MyQ a few times, and people went crazy over it every single time. This brilliant $99 box instantly turns any remote-controlled garage door opener into a smart garage door opener, allowing you to control your garage door right from your cell phone. Show More Summary

You might get your iPhone X in time for Christmas after all

We keep seeing it in the hands of consumers who also happen to work for Apple and its carrier partners around the world, but we can’t buy it yet. The iPhone X officially launches on November 3rd, and only those buyers lucky enough to place their orders as quickly as possible when preorders go live on October 27th will get theirs on launch date. Show More Summary

Apple says it trained the iPhone X’s signature feature not to be racist

The iPhone X brings over a facial recognition system that has no rival in the mobile business. Made possible by a complex array of front-facing cameras and sensors, Face ID should be a lot more secure than anything available on competing devices, as it comes with 3D depth sensing features. Show More Summary

Generation 3 Pokemon seemingly confirmed for ‘Pokemon Go’ Halloween event

The weeks following the debut of the Generation 2 Legendaries in the world of Pokemon Go have been rather quiet. Save for an event centered around the fall equinox, Pokemon Go players simply haven't been given much to do, but it's beginning...Show More Summary

How the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor helped save a man’s life

For as helpful as the Apple Watch is for keeping up with notifications and keeping tabs on your fitness, it's easy to forget that the increasingly popular wearable also has the ability to help save lives. This past Friday, James Green...Show More Summary

OnePlus isn’t doing enough to fix its data collection problem

A report last week echoed what some OnePlus users have known for a long time: the company collects plenty of user data which could be used to identify a user. A security researcher discovered that OnePlus phones collect information including phone numbers, IMEIs, and Wi-Fi data, as well as details about a user’s interaction with apps. Show More Summary

Huawei’s new flagships might be better iPhone competition than the Pixel 2

Google just unveiled the first Android devices that will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. But they’re not going to be the only new Android devices running Google’s latest operating system right out ofShow More Summary

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