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Fitbit’s Charge 3 is a smarter fitness tracker for $150
The Next Web  9 hours ago  s

Though the Versa might be the new star of FitBit’s line up, the company hasn’t given up on its simpler fitness trackers. The company today announced the Fitbit Charge 3, bringing about several new features while maintaining the Charge’s overall simplicity. Aesthetically, ...  read

Nvidia Unveils New RTX 2080 & 2070 Graphics Cards  4 hours ago  s

Graphics chip maker Nvidia has been teasing something big for the last few days. After months of leaks and speculation, the new generation of Nvidia cards, the successor to the ultra-dominant GTX 1080 line, is here: the RTX 2080. The new line ...  read

Apple removes 25,000 apps from the China App Store
TechSpot  16 hours ago  s

“Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China,” Apple said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg. “We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we ...  read

Logitech unveils its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical
TechSpot  15 hours ago  s

Featuring a 57-degree angle, the MX Vertical’s handshake-like grip position can reduce muscular activity by up to 10 percent compared to a regular mouse, according to Logitech. The MX vertical is compatible with a variety of hand sizes, and its texturized rubber ...  read

Dutch Apple Store evacuated after iPad battery explodes
TechSpot  14 hours ago  s

Yesterday (August 19), Dutch media reported that an Apple Store at Leidseplein in Amsterdam was briefly evacuated as a precautionary measure after an iPad battery overheated and exploded. Staff put the tablet in a fire bucket filled with sand before calling firefighters, ...  read

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Undergoes Deep Teardown
AndroidHeadlines  8 hours ago  s

The patent and technology experts at TechInsights’ teardown labs have now performed a deep teardown and analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. There’s not a whole lot to be surprised by since a less detailed teardown was already performed the same ...  read

New Mac mini and entry-level 13″ MacBook tipped for October
SlashGear  8 hours ago  s

A new Mac mini and an entry-level laptop replacement for the MacBook Air could follow the 2018 iPhones as Apple’s big hardware news for the year. The new products, though unconfirmed by the Cupertino company itself, would finally bring updates to some ...  read

Huawei faked Nova 3 camera output with a DSLR again
SlashGear  an hour ago  s

The heavy emphasis placed on smartphone cameras these days are sending companies scrambling to prove theirs is the best, be it in camera hardware, AI features, or both. Huawei, who has partnered with famed camera lens maker Leica for its premium models, ...  read

This $224 Essential Phone deal is perfect for Android 9 Pie
SlashGear  13 hours ago  s

Smartphones may generally be getting bigger and bigger, but the Essential Phone bucked that trend – and now its price is getting smaller, too. The Android handset still packs a Quad HD display, dual cameras, and a not-insignificant 3,040 mAh battery, but ...  read

Google sued over tracking locations even when 'Location History' is off
Mashable  6 hours ago  s

Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the "Location History" setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according ...  read

Tearful interview by Elon Musk sees Tesla stocks slump as he seeks to go private
Mobile Marketing Magazine  21 hours ago  s

Tesla Inc's shares slumped by nine per cent on Friday after CEO Elon Musk gave an emotional interview to the New York Times in which he told the newspaper he was preparing for several months of "extreme torture" from short selling investors. ...  read

New Apple Watch models are likely coming soon
Mashable  13 hours ago  s

Apple is probably preparing to launch new Apple Watch models, according to a new filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. The filing, noticed by French outlet Consomac, lists a total of six new Watch models, all of which will be ...  read

Twitch Prime is dropping ad-free viewing in September
Android Central  7 hours ago  s

Twitch Prime is a great way to earn a load of extra goodies if you consume a lot of content on the streaming service. Since launch, the company has given out free monthly channel subscriptions, free games, and in-game loot as part ...  read

Twitter requires more resources to enact rules on the platform: Jack Dorsey
Firstpost  18 hours ago  s

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 first impressions: The biggest Note yet has some big shoes to fill What caused the Kerala floods? Could we have done anything to prevent it? After facing protests on its platform, Twitter last week temporarily banned the account ...  read

Microsoft is working reducing the size on monthly updates for Windows 10
MSPoweruser  10 hours ago  s

Microsoft ended Windows Phone 8.1 support 11th July 2017 and today the company announced the phasing out of support for the Windows Phone 8.1 store. This does not mean Windows Phone 8.1 apps will disappear – in general, they will still be ...  read

EU to force Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to remove terrorist content
SlashGear  1 day, 2 hours ago  s

The European Union is becoming the champion of digital privacy, safety, and fair play, whether you like it or not. And some companies definitely don’t. After the still controversial GDPR and its high-profile fine of Google for its monopoly over Android, the ...  read

Minecraft: Education Edition is coming to iPad
Techcrunch  13 hours ago  s

Microsoft announced this morning it’s bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad for the first time. The game, which first launched to the public in late 2016, has been previously available in schools on Windows 10 devices and on macOS. The iPad ...  read

Discuss: Gatwick Airport posts flight info on white boards after digital screens fail
CNET  15 hours ago  s

An IT problem is causing London's Gatwick Airport to adopt an old school approach to relaying information to passengers. Gatwick Airport had to post flight information on white boards on Monday after its ts digital screens failed due to an IT glitch. ...  read

These are all the new Philips Hue lights appearing at IFA 2018
Pocket-lint  8 hours ago  s

Philips has announced a few new Hue devices, including several lamps, a bathroom range, and a some outdoor lighting. First up, there is the Philips Hue Play and Signe lamps. These are designed for the home and can be customised to make ...  read

Snapchat's overhauled Android app is here in alpha
Mobile Marketing Magazine  14 hours ago  s

Snapchat’s long-promised Android redesign is not far off being implemented with the alpha version of the new app available to those with root access. The new Snapchat app, which was discovered by Jane Manchun Wong and further broken down by XDA, addresses ...  read

Apple Updates watchOS 5 to Beta 8 for Developers
The Mac Observer  7 hours ago  s

Apple wrapped up its Monday developer beta updates with watchOS 5 beta 8 for Apple Watch. watchOS is the only operating system where Apple doesn’t offer a public beta. watchOS 5 includes several new features such as Walkie-Talkie for two-way person-to-person voice ...  read

Amazon is killing off Prime’s new-game, pre-order discount
Digital Trends  6 hours ago  s

Amazon Prime’s game pre-order discount program has made the website a top choice for buying new titles, offering 20 percent off most new games as well as free shipping, but with Amazon looking more and more like it’s going to conquer the ...  read

Huawei Mate 20 Leaks In Renders With New Triple-Camera Setup
AndroidHeadlines  15 hours ago  s

Half a dozen unofficial renders depicting what’s said to be Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 flagship leaked online earlier today, having been authored by handset concept artist known by their online handle “@SRenderr” in collaboration with XDA Developers. The outlet claims it largely ...  read

Apple begins cracking down on CallKit-enabled apps in China
Mobile Marketing Magazine  17 hours ago  s

Apple has reportedly removed more than 25,000 apps from its App Store in China – all of which were deemed to have fallen short of regulations in the Far East nation. According to a report [in Mandarin] from government-controlled publication China Central ...  read

Why Saudi Arabia Would Want to Invest in Elon Musk and Tesla
Wired  1 day, 14 hours ago  s

As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Another Startup Jumps In This Week in the Future of Cars: Can’t We All Just Get Along? Elon Musk Has a Plan to Save LA Dodger Fans From Traffic This Week in the Future of ...  read

The US government alleges Facebook enabled housing ad discrimination
The Verge  1 day, 6 hours ago  s

Facebook has a new headache when it comes to housing advertisements. The federal government has filed charges (via Axios) that the social media site violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing ads to discriminate against some protected groups. The US Department of ...  read

Netflix subscribers complain about seeing ads for content between episodes of certain shows
PhoneArena  5 hours ago  s

Usually if you are paying a subscription fee for streaming content on your mobile device, you don't have to watch ads. For example, those who pay Spotify $9.99 a month do not have to listen to advertisements while listening to streamed tunes. ...  read

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 leak: AI ray-tracing for the masses
SlashGear  1 day, 1 hour ago  s

With just a few hours away from NVIDIA’s grand but totally not unexpected unveiling of its GeForce 20 series video cards, one last leak arrives to complete the picture. And it might actually be the one most important one, at least for ...  read

A new leak probably just revealed preorder and release dates for Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup
BGR  10 hours ago  s

While any new iPhone release is exciting, Apple’s forthcoming 2018 iPhone lineup will be particularly compelling. As you’ve likely heard by now, Apple this year will reportedly release three brand new iPhone models. At the high-end, Apple will introduce a 6.5-inch “iPhone ...  read

Aston Martin is rebuilding James Bond's Goldfinder DB5
TechSpot  11 hours ago  s

Gadget gurus that are always looking for the next big thing in tech will want to keep an eye on Aston Martin's iconic DB5. Known for being James Bond's car loaded up with all kinds of extra features, Aston Martin and EON ...  read

Discuss: Amazon's Kindle Voyage may be over
CNET  12 hours ago  s

Amazon's Kindle e-reader family seems to have lost a member along the way, with the disappearance of the Voyage from its Kindle Family listing. The site now lists just three models in its lineup of eight configurations, the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and ...  read

Google removes dark mode from Android Messages
MyBroadband  12 hours ago  s

Google has rolled back its latest Android Messages update and removed the dark mode features, according to reports from users on Reddit. The new update rolled out to users last week and included an overhauled user interface in addition to an “enable ...  read

Is Your Google Pixel 2 XL Sluggish? You Might Get A Free Replacement
Tech Times  19 hours ago  s

Google Pixel 2 XL owners who have been experiencing sluggishness on their smartphones may soon get a free replacement, as Google investigates the possible reasons for the deteriorated performance. The Pixel 2 XL problems are happening just a few months before the ...  read

US Government reportedly wants Facebook’s help in wiretapping Messenger
XDA-Developers  14 hours ago  s

Facebook, one of the largest tech companies in the world, is currently fighting off the US Government according to a report from Reuters. In a request for information shared between Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members, the US government is attempting to force ...  read

Gmail for Android can now undo sent emails
Android Police  9 hours ago  s

To be honest, I'm surprised this feature wasn't already present in the Gmail app, but in my own testing, I can confirm that it wasn't present in versions prior to 8.7. Google's support docs for "unsending" Gmail messages were updated at some ...  read

Valve's new Steam Broadcasting update goes live for real this time
Neowin  7 hours ago  s

The fact that Valve had registered as a domain was discovered last week, with the website even livestreaming The International Dota 2 tournament for a short period of time. While this led to some wild speculations on the company's intentions in ...  read

Gmail's Confidential Mode Now Available For Mobile
nextgov  9 hours ago  s

When Google unveiled its updated version of Gmail in April, it included a new feature called Confidential mode. The security feature used a form of disappearing messages. Users can put an expiration date in an email and even revoke emails they have ...  read

This 64GB Samsung Galaxy S8 for T-Mobile is down to $350 today
Android Central  1 day, 13 hours ago  s

Samsung is offering the T-Mobile edition of the Galaxy S8 smartphone for just $350 today. As it regularly costs up to $600 at retailers such as Amazon, this deal saves you around $250. Only the Arctic White version of this phone is ...  read

More evidence that ‘Avengers 4’ will resurrect the heroes who died in ‘Infinity War’
BGR  11 hours ago  s

No other Marvel movie has a cliffhanger as great as the one in Avengers: Infinity War. But no matter how awesome the ending was in the third film in the Avengers franchise, it was obvious from the get-go that we were not ...  read

Buy a trio of Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers for $75 with this coupon code
PhoneArena  1 day, 3 hours ago  s

Year-over-year global shipments of smart speakers rose 187% during the second quarter. The large jump in deliveries was due in large part to sales that dropped the price of Amazon and Google's low-end models to $30 apiece. Now, Amazon has released a ...  read

Paul Allen’s space firm Stratolaunch details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle
japantimes  2 hours ago  s

SEATTLE – The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market. With its rockets, Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems ...  read

Skype now offers end-to-end encrypted conversations
The Verge  12 hours ago  s

Back in January, Skype announced it was testing end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, secured using Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems. Now, the feature is available for all users on Skype iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows Desktop. To initiate a Private Conversation, ...  read

NYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI
Techcrunch  9 hours ago  s

Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it’s also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take an fifteen minutes or an hour to complete a scan, during which time the patient, perhaps a child or someone ...  read

Fitbit's Charge 3 Offers a New Take on an Old Tracker
Wired  15 hours ago  s

This year, Fitbit finally figured out how to make a smartwatch people really like, while sales of its lightweight activity trackers have been on the decline. But that’s not stopping the company from putting out new activity tracking wristbands. It just announced ...  read

Leak confirms Apple Watch Series 4 is launching next month
BGR  9 hours ago  s

It shouldn’t be a surprise to see a new generation Apple Watch emerge out of Apple’s iPhone event later this summer. We’ve seen a bunch of exciting rumors detailing the next-gen Apple Watch already, and now we have definitive proof that Series ...  read

Android Pie opens up recent apps customization for third-party launchers
XDA-Developers  1 day ago  s

Until Android 9 Pie, Android’s stacked card recent apps interface remained largely unchanged since it was first introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop. With the introduction of gesture navigation in Android Pie, Google revamped the recent apps overview screen. The new interface features ...  read

This ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Twitter thread has the internet sobbing
The Daily Dot  2 days, 13 hours ago  s

The Crazy Rich Asians movie has wowed the Hollywood establishment with its 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and with its expected box-office riches. It’s also had quite an impact on Asian writers. The Daily Dot’s Kristina Nguyen wrote about the sense ...  read

'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' has a little secret in the credits
Mashable  2 hours ago  s

Thought Lara Jean's love story in Netflix's delightful rom-com To All the Boys I've Loved Before was done and dusted? There's a little easter egg in the credits that'll convince all of you hopeless romantics that her boy dramas are nowhere near ...  read

Move Over Fake News Media, Trump Hates Social Media Too Now
Gizmodo  2 days, 10 hours ago  s

The president has a lot of grievances—everything from the “enemy of the people” media to the “angry Democrats” supposedly on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team—but social media has now apparently earned his lasting enmity. A few weeks ago, Gizmodo reported that Twitter ...  read

Dell announces updated Alienware Aurora and Area 51 PCs with next gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs
MSPoweruser  9 hours ago  s

At Gamescom 2018 today, Dell today announced the updated Alienware Aurora and Area 51 desktop PCs with next gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs The Alienware Aurora will be available with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti GPUs which ...  read

Discuss: Hands-on: Diablo 3 goes portable on the Nintendo Switch
CNET  10 hours ago  s

The rumors we've been hearing for months about Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch were finally confirmed by Blizzard, and we can confirm that at least upon first impressions, the port delivers on the promise of the first truly mobile Diablo ...  read

Mac mini 2018: Four things we hope Apple delivers
SlashGear  6 hours ago  s

Four years after its last update, the Mac mini is finally getting some attention – we’re just hoping it’s the right sort of attention. Apple’s most affordable computer is long overdue an update, and the rumor mill suggests 2018 is when it ...  read

Report: Google Ends IMAX Cinema-Grade VR Camera Project
AndroidHeadlines  4 hours ago  s

Google has reportedly ended its partnership with IMAX that was initially intended to build a cinema-grade 360-degree camera. The first pilot VR centers to stem from that the prospects of that deal were opened a year later in various places around the ...  read

Samsung reportedly working on 17.5-inch Galaxy View 2 tablet
Android and Me  8 hours ago  s

In October of 2015, Samsung announced a tablet with an 18.5-inch display called the Galaxy View. Now, almost three years later, it sounds like the company is working on a successor. According to sources speaking with Android Police, Samsung is planning a ...  read

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases next March
MSPoweruser  10 hours ago  s

From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has received a release date . The upcoming game from the acclaimed Dark Souls creator is due out on March 22, 2018. You can read its official description below. You can pre-order Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ...  read

HP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop with NVIDIA RTX is made for DIYers
SlashGear  2 hours ago  s

HP has unveiled its new Omen Obelisk gaming desktop, a model with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs. The company says it designed this new computer to appeal to DIY enthusiasts who want the ability to upgrade their machines. The ...  read

Google Pixel 3 XL Leaks On Toronto Public Transportation, Again
AndroidHeadlines  9 hours ago  s

Last week, the Google Pixel 3 XL was spotted on the TTC in Toronto, and now it has leaked again on the TTC. This time, we are seeing a slightly better angle of the upcoming smartphone. It shows the notch in all ...  read

Sony adds four new brightly colored PlayStation 4 controller options
The Verge  12 hours ago  s

Sony has announced four new PlayStation 4 controller color schemes today for its standard DualShock 4 line, and they are some of the more extravagantly colored models we’ve seen in a while. The four options are berry blue, sunset orange, blue camouflage, ...  read

A new Google Chromecast should fix streaming hiccups
SlashGear  11 hours ago  s

A new Google Chromecast is in the pipeline, with the specs of the updated streaming device previewed in recently-revealed test filings. Expectations for the streamer are fairly low, though if you’ve found yourself frustrated by wireless hiccups when trying to beam higher-resolution ...  read

Dark Sky overhaul brings new design and simplified forecast view
9to5Mac  13 hours ago  s

I recently took a look at the various weather apps for iPhone (read the roundup here). Dark Sky was one of my absolute favorite apps, and today it gets even better. Despite already having the gold standard (in my opinion) of weather ...  read

Discuss: Bowers & Wilkins ditches Kevlar with new 600 series speakers
CNET  13 hours ago  s

The Bowers and Wilkins 606 feature the new Continuum cones and will retail for $800 a pair. New models of phones, laptops and televisions come out every year like clockwork, but loudspeakers can last a good four or five years before they're ...  read

Bank of England chief economist warns of high unemployment from robots
Mobile Marketing Magazine  10 hours ago  s

The Bank of England’s chief economist has warmed that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) could make a large number of jobs could be made obsolete, leading to widespread unemployment. Andy Haldane told the BBC that the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ would be ...  read

Tesla tumbles as Saudi Arabia looks to invest in an electric competitor (TSLA)
Business insider  14 hours ago  s

Shares of Tesla are on track to continue their decline Monday morning, set to open down 6%, after a report from Reuters said Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund was considering an investment in rival electric-car maker Lucid Motors. News of the talks ...  read

Netflix removes user reviews
MyBroadband  22 hours ago  s

Netflix has removed the ability for users to post reviews on its online streaming platform. Visiting the How do I post reviews on Netflix? support page now returns a page which states that users are no longer able to rate shows on ...  read

Discuss: OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile in first US carrier deal ever
CNET  1 day, 13 hours ago  s

This is the red version of the OnePlus 6. You won't have to wait long for the successor OnePlus 6T. OnePlus' next flagship phone will get a feature that's new to the company: the backing of a major US carrier. T-Mobile will ...  read

Watch Your Back, Amazon: Alphabet is Quickly Catching Up in Home Speakers
TheStreet  1 day, 15 hours ago  s

Alphabet (GOOGL) is quickly chipping away at Amazon's (AMZN) lead in the booming home speaker market. Amazon's Echo is fast losing market share to Google as well as global players like Alibaba (BABA) and Xiaomi, both of which released smart speaker products ...  read

Google's working on a new Chromecast that has Bluetooth and better Wi-Fi
Android Central  14 hours ago  s

It's been a hot minute (read, 3 years) since Google updated the Chromecast, but according to a new FCC listing, it would appear that a new model could be on its way in the near future. According to the filing, this new ...  read

Windows 10 Sticky Notes coming to Android, iOS
SlashGear  1 day, 2 hours ago  s

Despite the move to digital and the flood of digital note-taking apps, there is never a shortage of digital sticky notes on almost any platform. There is, perhaps, something to be said about colored (mostly) square notes you can place almost anywhere ...  read

Paul Hansmeier finally cops to being a porn troll, after a years-long saga
Ars Technica  2 days, 15 hours ago  s

Paul Hansmeier, the Minnesota lawyer who was head of the porn trolling operation known as Prenda Law, has finally pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. As Ars previously reported, co-defendant and fellow attorney John Steele pled guilty in March 2017 ...  read

US government wants Facebook to break its Messenger encryption
Mobile Marketing Magazine  14 hours ago  s

The US government is reportedly looking to get Facebook to break the encryption on its Messenger app in order for law enforcement to listen to a criminal suspect’s voice conversations. According to Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the case, the government ...  read

Google’s ambitions for China could trigger a crisis inside the company
The Verge  2 days, 18 hours ago  s

On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets. Employees who had been pressing top executives for answers about the company’s plans to build a censored search engine and news app for the Chinese market appeared ...  read

Add some color to your home with these $40 Philips Hue bulbs
Android Central  9 hours ago  s

Right now you can pick up a few different Philips Hue bulbs for just $39.98 each, like the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance smart bulbs, White and Color Ambiance Flood Light, and the decorative color candle bulb. This is a savings ...  read

Asia Argento paid off actor she reportedly sexually assaulted
The Daily Dot  13 hours ago  s

Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director, was one of the first women to come forward to say Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her in October, which subsequently made her a vocal leader of the #Me Too movement against systemic sexual harassment and ...  read

How Ubisoft tweaked Rainbow Six Siege with Operation Grim Sky
VentureBeat  1 day, 10 hours ago  s

Above: The new Grim Sky operators in Rainbow Six Siege are Clash (left) and Maverick. Ubisoft is revealing the gameplay for its new operators for Rainbow Six Siege today at the Six Major esports event in Paris today. They operators are part ...  read

JBL Link Bar With Android TV Available To Pre-Order For $399.95
AndroidHeadlines  3 hours ago  s

The JBL Link Bar is now available to pre-order from at least one major retailer in the US. While that in itself is of note, what is equally of interest is the price as the retailer currently has the JBL Link Bar ...  read

The SEC has charged Mike Rothenberg for fraud
Techcrunch  6 hours ago  s

Mike Rothenberg, infamous Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Rothenberg Ventures, has been formally charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for overcharging investors to fund personal projects. Rothenberg had been under investigation by the SEC for quite some time. The ...  read

Report says a cheap Retina MacBook Air is launching this fall
BGR  7 hours ago  s

Mark Gurman is a serial Apple leaker with a terrifying resume of accurate scoops from inside the company, so when he declares something as fact, people take note. When Gurman co-authors a report saying that Apple is going to release a cheap ...  read

65 Percent of Google Employees Are in Favor of Censored Search
Medium  6 hours ago  s

When Google pulled its search engine out of China in 2010, it gave up the the opportunity to grow in a huge market. The decision to leave was in response to a Chinese cyber attack that targeted U.S. tech companies and Chinese ...  read

JBL Link Bar Android TV and Assistant-equipped soundbar hits pre-order for $400
Android Police  9 hours ago  s

A soundbar, an Android TV box, and a Google Assistant speaker. A soundbar, an Android TV box... are you getting it? These are not three separate devices; this is one device, and JBL is calling it 'Link Bar.' We first heard about ...  read

A Bunch of Men Got Tinder-Pranked in Union Square
nytimes  7 hours ago  s

In June, Amir Pleasants, a 21-year-old resident of Montclair, N.J., matched with someone new on Tinder. But after he and the woman, Natasha Aponte, sent a few messages back and forth, she abruptly cut off the exchange. She told him that a ...  read

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night delayed until 2019
MSPoweruser  9 hours ago  s

Koji Igarashi’s kickstarted Metroidvania has hit another bump in the road. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been delayed until next year. Igarashi attributes the delay to feedback the developer received from those who played the beta demo. The team specifically wants ...  read

The wildest VMA outfits on the pink carpet
Mashable  2 hours ago  s

Latex and mesh and denim, oh my! Welcome to MTV's Video Music Awards — an event that's both a celebration of pop culture and a competition for who can pull off the most outrageous outfits. SEE ALSO: Nicki Minaj blamed a baby ...  read

Closed Beta applications for the OnePlus 6 now open
Android Police  9 hours ago  s

OnePlus has opened applications for the Closed Beta program for its latest flagship. This opportunity lets users test the new versions of OxygenOS before the general public and communicate directly with the software team to report bugs or offer suggestions. It's a ...  read

Giphy redesigns homepage to highlight new Story collections
VentureBeat  11 hours ago  s

Giphy, the search engine for GIFs, is rolling out a redesigned homepage today to capitalize on GIFs’ reputation for capturing memorable moments from live events. Instead of featuring individual trending GIFs, Giphy’s homepage will now feature Stories, a new format for organizing ...  read

CBS brings its ad-supported streaming service to Amazon Channels
Techcrunch  10 hours ago  s

CBS in the beginning of the year brought its streaming service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, to Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Prime Video Channels. At the time, however, only the higher-priced, $9.99 per month commercial-free subscription was offered to ...  read

Nicki Minaj blames Kylie Jenner, Spotify for her album not being No. 1
The Daily Dot  12 hours ago  s

Nicki Minaj’s new album, Queen, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts, and she is beyond pissed about it. That’s because Travis Scott’s Astroworld came in at No. 1 for the second-straight week—which means he’s in the top spot, and she’s ...  read

Report: Mobile Gaming To Be $58.1B Market By 2020
AndroidHeadlines  9 hours ago  s

A new report from mobile app user acquisition research firm Liftoff points out, among other facts, that the mobile gaming market is set to draw in revenue of around $58.1 billion by 2020. This total will represent about 72% of global app ...  read

Research Shows British Consumers Love Apple Pay
The Mac Observer  10 hours ago  s

Research from Stripe shows that 27% of British consumers use Apple Pay online, as opposed to 14% in the United States ( Apple Pay Cash PSA: Be Careful When Carrying a Big Balance] I would love to use Apple Pay more online, ...  read

Pepsi is buying SodaStream
Techcrunch  12 hours ago  s

Pepsi this morning announced its intentions to buy Tel Aviv-based beverage company SodaStream for $3.2 billion. The deal comes as more consumers are turning away from sugary beverages and toward more sustainable, in-home options. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by ...  read

Google puts DeepMind AI in charge of its data centre cooling
The Inquirer  13 hours ago  s

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE KNOWS HOW TO CHILL... servers; or at least Google's AI tech can, as it's being used to handle data centre cooling systems. AI from Google's DeepMind division is being given the task of controlling the cooling in Google's data centres ...  read

Black Pixel 3 XL caught on camera in the wilds of Canada
Android Police  8 hours ago  s

Pixel 3 XL details have been leaking from Google like a sieve recently. Just earlier today, our Canadian friends at MobileSyrup were tipped off with a set of photos showing a phone which looks to be the Pixel 3 XL in all ...  read

EU to social media companies: Take down terror content in less than 1 hour or pay a fine
BGR  27 minutes ago  s

European Union regulators keep making headlines for their increased willingness to take big tech companies like Google to task over everything from perceived anti-competitive behavior to not moving fast enough to take down problematic content. It’s a bright line separating the hard-line ...  read

iPhone 9 release date: The new iPhone could be cheaper than you think
Alphr  17 hours ago  s

The iPhone 9 release date is nearly upon us as Apple's annual September devices event creeps ever closer. Despite rumours suggesting that Apple's iPhone 9 may miss out on its usual timeframe for release – instead, arriving closer to the tail end ...  read

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Appears On Geekbench With 4GB Of RAM
AndroidHeadlines  20 hours ago  s

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is one of three upcoming Mate 20-branded smartphones, at least according to rumors, and the device has just surfaced on Geekbench. The Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be the least powerful Mate 20-branded smartphone it seems, as ...  read

High-end, Google Assistant powered LG speakers are coming this year
PhoneArena  14 hours ago  s

LG will announce a new lineup of Xboom speakers at IFA 2018, some of which will carry the smart, ThinQ branding and have built-in support for Google Assistant. Of course, there will also be a number of non-AI wireless speakers on show, ...  read

Overheating iPad battery forces evacuation of Dutch Apple Store
PhoneArena  1 day, 5 hours ago  s

An overheated battery packed inside an Apple iPad tablet forced the evacuation of customers inside an Apple Store located in Amsterdam. The tablet was placed inside a bin filled with sand, which apparently diffused the threat. While there were no signs of ...  read

Self-Driving Cars Should Look Down, Not Just Ahead
Wired  14 hours ago  s

Self-driving cars are like snowbird retirees. Given the freedom to live, or operate, anywhere in the country, they turn their backs on wintry states and flock to the sun. There’s a reason Waymo, Uber, and even grocery story giant, Kroger, are testing ...  read

Inventor of BitTorrent has left his company
MyBroadband  20 hours ago  s

The inventor of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen, has left the company he founded, TorrentFreak reported. BitTorrent, which is also the name of the P2P protocol Cohen developed, was recently acquired by cryptocurrency startup Tron. Tron plans to roll out a system of cryptocurrency ...  read

How to enable the new, faster Snapchat Alpha [Root]
XDA-Developers  1 day, 12 hours ago  s

Snapchat, one of the most widely used social platforms in the world, is preparing to launch a new, faster version of its Android application. In February of last year, the company’s executives internally committed to bettering the experience for Android users. In ...  read

The 7 best free iPhone games of the week
BGR  1 day, 14 hours ago  s

After a slow week, we’re back with a really solid collection of free iOS games this week. The highlight of the week is undoubtedly the new strategy RPG Legend of Solgard from King, which you might know as the developers of a ...  read