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Ikea’s first Bluetooth speakers show it’s still figuring out tech

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Ikea’s been working its way into the tech space for the past few years. It started with wireless chargers, got into smart lights last year, and now it’s moving into speakers. I’ve been trying out the company’s first two Bluetooth speakers for the past week, and they feel quintessentially Ikea in ways both good and bad. The first two pairs of Ikea-made Bluetooth speakers went on sale earlier this month: the Eneby 20 and Eneby 30. They’re both big, minimal squares with a single dial on them for controlling the volume and turning the unit on and off. The design is pre... Read More
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Xbox Hacking, LinkedIn Bugs, and More Security News This Week

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If you haven't read this month's WIRED cover story about teen hackers who went too deep into Microsoft Xbox's systems, make that your first stop. In more current news, the White House sent mixed messages on cybersecurity policy this week, calling out Russian hackers for compromising popular routers and firewalls—a problematic, but unsurprising and even popular type of attack. Meanwhile, the White House is also ... Read More
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The Best Blender

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Vitamix added the Explorian Series E310 variable-speed blender to its lineup in 2017. We chose not to test it because we don’t think it’s a good value. Though it’s three-quarters the price of the Vitamix 5200, the cost difference is directly proportional to the smaller blending jar (48 versus 64 ounces, respectively) and shorter warranty (five versus seven years, respectively). On the E310, Vitamix also replaced the switch that flips the machine from variable speed to high power with a pulse switch, thus eliminating the option for one-touch high-power blending. If you have limit... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Tech We Can’t Live Without

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Lauren’s new around here, and she wants to get to know Mike and Arielle a little better. So she came up with the prompt for this episode: What’s the stuff you can’t live without? In this hour, we go deep into our personal relationships with inanimate objects. Which, as you surely know, isn’t weird at all. Podcast https://soundcloud.com/wired/gadget-lab-podcast-355 ... Read More
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Osmo hits a million educational AR games on iPads

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Osmo has been a prolific producer of augmented reality games for iPads and iPhones in its short history. And the company is revealing today that those games have reached a million iPads, which is becoming a primary educational device for young kids. Osmo started with a clever invention, a mirror that hangs over an iPad camera and points it in front of the iPad. If you throw objects in front of it, the machine vision software will recognize it. This allowed Osmo to create games with physical objects, like ... Read More
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Case makers expect iPhone SE 2 to get A10 Fusion, ditch headphone jack

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Following a leak of new iPhone model numbers by the Eurasian Economic Commission earlier this week, case makers now anticipate that Apple will release an updated iPhone SE 2 in May, according to a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara. Not surprisingly, only iterative changes are expected for the entry-level model, which has previously been used to help Apple’s sales in developing countries such as India. According to the case makers, who spoke during a Hong Kong trade show, Apple will pull the 3.5mm headphone jac... Read More
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The Best Blender

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Vitamix added the Explorian Series E310 variable speed blender to their lineup in 2017. We chose not to test it because we don’t think it’s a good value. Though it’s three-quarters the price of the Vitamix 5200, the cost difference is directly proportional to the smaller blending jar (48 versus 64 ounces, respectively) and shorter warranty (five versus seven years, respectively). On the E310, Vitamix also replaced the switch that flips the machine from variable speed to high power with a pulse switch, thus eliminating the option for one-touch high-power blending. ... Read More
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LG can’t meet Apple’s demand for iPhone OLED displays

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Apple’s efforts to diversify its reliance on Samsung as an iPhone display manufacturer has reportedly hit problems. The Wall Street Journal reports that efforts to get LG Display’s OLED screens into the iPhone production line have hit manufacturing issues. Apple is reportedly divided on whether LG will be able to succeed as the second source of OLED displays for the iPhone. Analysts have been warning for months that Apple is in “urgent” ne... Read More
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Google is ‘pausing investment’ in Allo

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If you’ve been using Google’s messaging app, Allo, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about switching to something else. The app isn’t getting dropped in a Google-style “Spring Cleaning,” but development on the app is being “paused.” Specifically, the new head of the communications group at Google, Anil Sabharwal, has made the decision to “pause investment” in Allo and move that team over to focus on Android Messages. As we explain in our exclusive feature, the move is necessary because Google is going all in on Rich Communication Services, or RCS. The service... Read More
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Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

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A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience. It’s a problem. In fact, it’s been always been a problem. Google has spent nearly a decade trying — and failing — to fix it with an ever-rotating cast of poorly supported apps. While iPhone users have had the simplicity of iMessage built in, Android users have been left to fend for themselves. Now, the company is doing something different. Instead of bringing a better app to the table, it’s trying to chan... Read More
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Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot

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Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has debuted a new robot named Daisy that can take apart iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch. The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by... Read More
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Apple introduces iPhone-shredding Daisy robot ahead of environmental report

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Ahead of Earth Day and the release of its annual environmental report, Apple announced today that it has developed Daisy, a second-generation iPhone recycling robot capable of turning three iPhones per minute into sorted piles of parts. Rather than just leaving old devices intact, the machine enables Apple to reclaim “precious materials” — a process originally handled by a less capable robot, Liam, disclosed by the company in 2016. Made with some of Li... Read More
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With Alexa Skill Blueprints, Amazon leaves Apple’s Siri in the dust

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Evidence that Amazon’s Alexa has neutralized Siri’s early lead in the race to popularize AI assistants has been mounting for months. But this morning’s announcement of Alexa Skill Blueprints — a way for average people to expand Alexa’s abilities with personalized skills — now suggests that Amazon has pulled too far ahead for Apple to meaningfully close the gap. Thanks to ... Read More
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Widescreen laptops are dumb

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I’ve been thinking about aspect ratios. After years of phones, laptops, tablets, and TV screens converging on 16:9 as the “right” display shape — allowing video playback without distracting black bars — smartphones have disturbed the universality recently by moving to even more elongated formats like 18:9, 19:9, or even 19.5:9 in the iPhone X’s case. That’s prompted me to consider where else the default widescreen proportions might be a poor fit, and I’ve realized that laptops are the worst offenders. Ask me to name the best laptops on the market, and my answer would be some ordering of Apple’s MacBook Pro, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Surface Book, and Google’s Pixelbook. Not coinci... Read More
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Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide

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More than a decade after the first iPhone was released, it suddenly dawned on us that we could be addicted to our smartphones. We'd certainly developed quite the habit: Almost 50 percent of people say they couldn’t live without their phones, which we check every 12 minutes and touch an average of 2,600 times a day... Read More
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Apple refuses to fix iMac Pro damaged in YouTube teardown

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Citing an obscure repair policy that might be illegal, Apple has refused to fix a brand new iMac Pro that was damaged during a video teardown — even at the user’s expense. According to Linus Sebastian of the 5.6-million-subscriber YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips, Apple said that it typically won’t fix a Mac that’s been opened by a user, a statement Apple and other tech companies were recently warned by the Federal Trade Commission not to make, as it’s illegal under th... Read More
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‘Trustjacking’ Could Expose iPhones to Attack

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Have you used a friend's laptop to charge your iPhone and gotten a prompt that says, "Trust This Computer?" Say yes, and the computer will be able to access your phone settings and data while they're connected. And while it doesn't feel like your answer really matters—your phone will charge either way—researchers from Symantec warn that this seemingly minor decision has much higher stakes than you'd think. In fact, the Symantec team has found that hacks exploiting that misplaced "Trust" comprise a whole class of iOS attacks they call "trustjacking." Once a user authorizes a device, they open themselves to serious and... Read More
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Regulatory filings hint at new iPhone models soon

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Filings from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database suggest new iPhones might be coming, potentially sooner than we thought. Consomac, a French website, first spotted the filing which mentions model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106. None of these models already exist in the database. We figured Apple would introduce new phones at its usual September event. Three new devices are rumored... Read More
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Star Wars holochess comes to the iPhone with ARKit

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Disney is letting people play Star Wars’ Dejarik holochess game for free on iOS in augmented reality through ARKit, via 9to5Mac. The new game actually comes as an update to last year’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR game, which originally included holochess but required the ... Read More
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Why iPhone notifications need an overhaul

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Everybody hates smartphone notifications. They’re interruptive, distracting, annoying, and increasingly less valuable. The signal-to-noise ratio on your average smartphone’s lock screen is completely out of whack. The solution, of course, is to dive into your phone’s settings and turn as many app notifications off as you can. But it’s a constant struggle: every new app you install wants to get on your lock screen and the little pop-up box is all too easy to just say yes to. Ten-ish years into the smartphone revolution, we’re still coming to grips with which things we should allow to interrupt us. It’s easy to forget as we slog through the repercussions of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal... Read More
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Apple registers 11 new iPhone models with EEC, possibly iPhone SE 2

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An Apple regulatory filing with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has revealed a collection of 11 new iPhone models destined for near-term release, Consomac reports today. The French blog speculates that a release may be imminent for the “iPhone SE 2,” a new low-end model designed to replace the current-generation iPhone SE, though the large number of new models suggests that something unusual is going on. Back in February, the same site discovered an EEC regulatory filing for two upcom... Read More
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Apple registers 11 new iPhone models with EEC, possibly iPhone SE 2

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An Apple regulatory filing with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has revealed a collection of 11 new iPhone models destined for near-term release, Consomac reports today. The French blog speculates that a release may be imminent for the “iPhone SE 2,” a new low-end model designed to replace the current-generation iPhone SE, though the large number of new models suggests that something unusual is going on. Back in February, the same site discovered an EEC regulatory filing for two upcom... Read More
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Is the Apple Watch LTE the Dumb Phone You’ve Been Waiting For?

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If you’ve fantasized about getting rid of your smartphone, you are not alone. An entire genre of Internet writing is devoted to the experiment. Fed up with smartphone dependency, the writer tries a dumb phone (or no phone) for a week, increases their attention span and the number of in-person interactions they experience, then almost always concludes that modern life without a smartphone—and the maps, music, and mobile boarding passes they enable—is just too difficult. Having recently found myself checking Instagram whil... Read More
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AntVR will debut $500 Mix AR headset in May on Kickstarter, rivaling HoloLens

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Chinese virtual reality headset maker AntVR told VentureBeat today that it will debut Mix, its first augmented reality headset, through a Kickstarter campaign in May. The company will start pricing at $500, and pitch Mix as a superior yet less expensive alternative to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens. Unlike virtual reality headsets, augmented reality headsets overlap translucent screens upon the real world, enabling you to see a combined view of actual and digital objects, at least partially synchronized. Whereas HoloLens only offers an extremely narrow 35-degree field of view for its augme... Read More
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Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They’re Seeing

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Modern life is one big photo shoot. The glassy eyes of closed-circuit TV cameras watch over streets and stores, while smartphone owners continually surveil themselves and others. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have convinced people to invite ever-watching lenses into their homes via smart speakers and internet-connected security cameras. Now a new breed of chips tuned for artificial intelligence is arriving to help cameras around stores, sidewalks, and homes make sense of what th... Read More
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Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They’re Seeing

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Modern life is one big photo shoot. The glassy eyes of closed-circuit TV cameras watch over streets and stores, while smartphone owners continually surveil themselves and others. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have convinced people to invite ever-watching lenses into their homes via smart speakers and internet-connected security cameras. Now a new breed of chips tuned for artificial intelligence is arriving to help cameras around stores, sidewalks, and homes make sense of what th... Read More
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This Pokémon incoming call tweak is the best argument for jailbreaking an iPhone in years

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Jailbreaking iPhones has fallen out of vogue in recent years, but this upcoming PokéCall jailbreak tweak developed by Reddit user FrozenPenguinToaster might be the best argument for jailbreaking in years. The hack transforms the dull incoming call screen on iOS into a battle from the classic Pokémon Game Boy games, right down to the iconic music. It’s surprisingly functional, too, with contacts showing up as trainers... Read More
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How to make a self-cleaning coating that repels all liquid

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What’s the best way to keep our screens clean? The first, and obvious answer, is to keep our hands themselves free of grime. But there may be another option: self-cleaning coatings created by materials scientists. Recently, Anish Tuteja, a materials researcher at the University of Michigan, developed a clear, smooth coating that repels all liquids and can be applied to any surface. (The research was published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.) There are other repellent coatings, of course, but their abilities are limited. ... Read More
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Apple Watch beta may hint at third-party faces later in 2018

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Stray lines of code in new Apple operating systems sometimes provide hints as to what the company is working on, and the latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta may have leaked something exciting: support for third-party Apple Watch faces. As discovered by 9to5Mac, the NanoTimeKit developer framework contains a message reading, “This is where the 3rd party face config bundle generation would happen.” The language seems fairly clear, describing a not-yet-implemented “3rd party face” feature without further support in the beta. Apple’s decision to launch the original Apple Watch without downloadable watc... Read More
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It’s time to give Firefox a fresh chance

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Ever since it was first released almost a decade ago, Google’s Chrome browser has been the most consistent piece of technology in my life. I’ve gone through a legion of phones, laptops, and headphones, I’ve jumped around between Android, iOS, Windows Phone, macOS, and Windows, but I’ve rarely had reason to doubt my browser choice. Things have changed in recent times, however, and those changes have been sufficient to make me reconsider. After so many years away, I’m returning to Firefox, in equal measure pushed by Chrome’s downsides as I am pulled by Firefox’s latest upgrades. If a friend were to ask me what the best web browser is, I’d answer “Chrome” in a heartbeat, so don’t mistake ... Read More
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Inside Nokia’s 3310 and 8110 Feature Phone Nostalgia Trip

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Let’s all agree that this has not been a year of feel-good stories in tech. Whether it’s Facebook privacy or YouTube algorithms, the headlines out of Silicon Valley have been a dismal parade of lapses and letdowns. So let’s take a moment to appreciate the one thread development everyone can get behind: Nokia’s perfect throwback party. You may not know the Nokia 3310 or 8110 by name, but you’d recognize them in a heartbea... Read More
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Google accidentally reveals Android P might have iPhone X-like gestures

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Google is testing a new navigation bar for Android P that looks similar to Apple’s new gesture and UI on the iPhone X. Google accidentally revealed the new navigation bar in an Android developers blog post (cached copy), and the company removed a screenshot it posted of it in action. The new navigation bar no longer includes a multitasking button, and the center home button looks far smaller and pill-shaped. ... Read More
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Amazon devices deals and an exclusive discount on Anker’s new wireless charger

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After Apple’s belated embrace of wireless charging, third-party electronics manufacturers have been working hard to win over iPhone users with 7.5W wireless chargers. One such company is Anker, who gave us an exclusive discount on their new PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand. Use code VERGEAAA to get the PowerWave Stand for $37.49 (25 percent off the MSRP, $49.99.) You can also get the previous model, the PowerPort, in a pad version for $14.99 with code VERGEAA2 (usually $19.99). Both of these deals end on Mo... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: How Facebook Will Change After This

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Even though Facebook’s massive success will likely continue unabated after this week’s Congressional hearings, things are going to be very different for the social networking company in the future. One of the most impactful things this week’s hearings did was expose millions of Americans to the depth and scope of Facebook’s data collection efforts. The company’s practices were mysterious going into the hearings, and while many still can’t grasp every detail, they are less mysterious now that they’ve been picked apart by Congress and the mainstream media for a full week. We discuss what this week’s drama means for Facebook’s future relationship with its users, and the governments who seek to regulate it. We’re joined b... Read More
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Apple’s unreleased gold iPhone X revealed by FCC

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A filing from Apple at the Federal Communications Commission reveals images of a gold iPhone X that has yet to be released. The 180-day confidentiality period on the photos has now lapsed, offering a clear view of an iPhone X with a glass backplate featuring the same gold tone as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus released in September. MacRumors first spotted the now-public photographs. Leading up to that iPhone event, it had been reported that Apple was working on a gold version of the iPhone X, but that color was never shown on stage, and Apple went with only two color choices: space gray and white/silver. ... Read More
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Apple leak memo leaks, threatening employee termination and arrests

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For the second time in a year, Apple has issued a warning to “leaking” employees, only for the warning to leak to the public. Taking the form of a news story-like internal memo, the warning comes nearly six years after Tim Cook claimed that Apple would “double down on secrecy on products,” only to see major leaks continue each year. The dark new memo sharply contrasts with the company’s typically sunny public face, describing Apple’s efforts to catch and fire leakers who have “betrayed” the company’s trust. After warning employees that they’re “getting played” b... Read More
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Apple has had 12 people arrested for leaks, it says in a leaked memo

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Apple has had 12 employees arrested over the course of last year for leaking internal information about future software plans, according to a memo leaked (ironically) today, spotted by Bloomberg. The company said in a strongly worded memo that it had caught 29 people who leaked information last year, and 12 of them were arrested. Those 29 people included employees, contractors, and supply chain partners. “Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple,” the memo reads, “In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of... Read More
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Michael Klein on how US-Japan trade relations compares to today’s trade tensions

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Apple may start making iPhone 6S Plus in India to slash its prices

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Apple may start iPhone 6S Plus production at a new factory in southern India to lower the model’s price, local media outlet The Economic Times reported today. It may start manufacturing in Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, in two weeks. By setting up a local factory, Apple aims to slash Indian iPhone prices, as a response to government policies that tax foreign phones. India’s government raised tariffs on smartphones from 15 to 20 percent in February, forcing Apple to seek new measures to drop its prices and stay competitive. Loca... Read More
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Vergecast: Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware leak, and the Huawei P20 Pro review

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After a week of Facebook-intensive news, The Vergecast is here to break it all down for you. Nilay is out this week, so Dieter and Paul welcome senior editor Natt Garun and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to the show to go over all the news. Even though Mark Zuckerberg took up most of the site this week, there was a still a lot of other stuff happening. ... Read More
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Apple expected to start Indian iPhone 6s Plus production by late April

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Following up on a January report that Apple planned to produce inexpensive iPhone 6s models at a new production facility in Bengaluru, India, the country’s Economic Times said today that the company is trialling iPhone 6s Plus production, with plans to begin domestic manufacturing in two weeks. Apple’s goal is to meet government requirements necessary to reduce the price of iPhones within India. According to the report, Wistron h... Read More
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Android’s trust problem isn’t getting better

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Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices and the ones they actually have. Your phone’s manufacturer may be lying to you about the security of your Android device. In fact, it appears that almost all of them do. Coming at the end of a week dominated by Mark Zuckerberg’s... Read More
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Useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before now

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Published on Apr 13, 2018Still butt dialing? Can't figure out how to leave an 'out of office' message on your smartphone? Kim Komando has tricks for iPhone and Android you wish you knew before now. Category License Standard YouTube License Dete... Read More
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Bronx Home Invasion, Robbery

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Published on Apr 13, 2018Police say a man was bound and beaten before having thousands of dollars worth of tech stolen from his home in the Bronx. CBS2's Marc Liverman reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captionin... Read More
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How to Never Lose Your iPhone Headphone Adapter Again

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If you’re sick of misplacing your iPhone’s headphone adapter, snag a package of thin hair ties. Just loop a tie around your Apple Adapter and then loop it again around your favorite headphones, and—voilà.[embedded content] Yes, you could buy a fancier silicone tether to accomplish the same thing. But for way cheaper, you get a few dozen ties, which can come in handy. Sturdier and better-looking than rubber bands, hair ties are one of those multipurpose items tha... Read More
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Tesla is one of the tech names with the most upside in next 5 years: Munster

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Anker’s new wireless iPhone charger is 25 percent off for Verge readers

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We mentioned in March that Anker’s new PowerWave wireless charger geared towards iPhone users would probably be discounted pretty soon. Less than a month later Anker has fulfilled that prediction by offering Verge readers an exclusive 25 percent Amazon discount code on the latest addition to its line of wireless charging stands. The PowerWave wireless charging stand is advertised as a 7.5W charger, the wattage required for iPhone fast charging, though it goes up to 10... Read More
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Apple releases new red iPhone to help fight AIDS

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Chen Zhao discusses what China’s further opening-up will bring about

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T-Mobile now lets you chat with customer support in iMessage

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T-Mobile has announced that through an update today, it is now supporting Apple’s Business Chat. Included in iOS 11.3, Business Chat is a way for customers to chat with company reps over iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. That means instead of calling, emailing, or hitting up Twitter DMs and Facebook Messenger when you have a question, you can talk to an actual human being at a company directly through the iMessage app. Though T-Mobile already offers the ability to chat with repres... Read More
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Bellus3D brings its uncanny 3D selfies to the iPhone X

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Bellus3D, the company behind the uncannily accurate, slightly creepy 3D selfie camera, is making the jump to the iPhone with a new app that will let you take its oddly realistic scans without any extra hardware. The company had previously announced at CES 2018 that it was finally releasing its face-scanning camera this year for $499. But with the release of the iPhone X, the company is taking things in a bit of a different direction by bundling its software into an iPhone app, removing the re... Read More
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Blu shows how good a $110 phone can be

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For families looking for cheap budget phones for their kids, there are now phones around the $100 range that can almost pass for flagship phones from a distance. The Blu Vivo XL3 now costs $109.99 for 24 hours on Amazon. Blu is also launching an additional Blu Vivo XL3 Plus phone. Both are budget phones, and with today’s discount, there aren’t other phones in their price range that have similar flagship-like-but-not-quite features. They’re both nearly bezel-less and have perks like a fingerprint sensor, decent storage options, and the Vivo XL3 runs on the latest version of Android. They’re not laggy phones with cheap-looking designs but actually good knockoffs of $900 phones. I’... Read More
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Screen replacement may trigger sensor failure on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

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While attempting repairs with unofficial parts has always been risky, a new report claims that even genuine Apple replacement screens can cause sensor problems for the latest iPhones — if they’re installed by unauthorized shops. Engadget says that an ambient light sensor failure has been verified on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models running multiple versions of iOS 11, and it only affects screens installed by unauthorized repairers. The same display will have “no problem” if installed by Apple or an authorized partner. Describing the problem as “subtle,” the report suggests that the ambient light sensor... Read More
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Trump strengthens work requirements for welfare

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Published on Apr 11, 2018Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on President Trump signing an executive order aimed at strengthening work requirements for public assistance. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected C... Read More
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg faces second day of questions

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Facebook's chief is answering US politicians' questions about the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal for a second day in Washington.Mark Zuckerberg began by apologising again for having failed to take a "broad enough view of our responsibility", and by promising to make sure Facebook's "tools are used for good" in the future.Tuesday's session lasted five hours.However, some of the questions that Mr Zuckerberg had expected were not asked.Photographs of his notes ... Read More
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Web apps are only getting better

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Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter. The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but before long, people like me could do almost all of their work in what are now called “web apps.” Some of those apps added collaboration or other nice-to-haves to traditional desktop app tasks, like email or document creation. Others are more hyperlinked-document in nature — think embeds on Slack and Twitter, or Trello’s multi-user nature. But there’s one near-golden rule about web ap... Read More
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RAVPower Power Bank Exclusive Deal

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We post a few deals a week here on the WIRED Gear team, but today is an exciting day. We nabbed an exclusive deal on one of our favorite portable battery chargers from RAVPower. In addition, we've got a number of solid discounts on a bunch of PCs and tech devices from the experts at TechBargains to share. A Charger for All Your Gear RAVPower 20,100mAh Portable Charger for $38 (Was $50) Enter code RAVP6759 at checkout to sa... Read More
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Zuckerberg grilled on Capitol Hill

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Can we have ethical artificial intelligence?

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Artificial intelligence holds a unique place in our collective psychology. Endless imaginings of superintelligent machines and their impact on the human race have been created in films, books and even songs. Some of these versions are incredibly dark – the short story I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream tells of a frustrated hyper-intelligent machine that endlessly and brutally tortures the few remaining humans for consigning it to perpetual boredom. Marvin the Paranoid Android, of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, finds itself in a similar predicament, though expresses it in a somewhat more passive way. Films like I, Robot present a more practical story about the troubled ... Read More
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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s notes from today’s Facebook privacy Senate hearing

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress today in a marathon five-hour session about the ongoing Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal. In addition to discussing that situation, and how as many as 87 million users had their information misused by the data mining firm, the conversation also touched on Facebook’s role and responsibility in the world as a news source and a massively influential tool for democracy and communication. ... Read More
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Apple ordered to pay patent troll more than $500 million in iMessage case

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Apple has been ordered by a federal court in Texas today to pay $502.6 million to a patent troll called VirnetX, the latest turn in an eight-year-old legal battle over FaceTime and iMessage patents, according to Bloomberg. Apple and VirnetX have been fighting in court since 2010, when the patent-holding company said the iPhone maker infringed on four of its patents related to internet-based communications. The legal battle has been protracted, and it involves multiple lawsuits and a dizzying number of appeals. Last we heard of the fight was in October 2017, ... Read More
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Google removes original Pixel and Pixel XL from the Play Store

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Google’s original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the beginning of the company’s broader push to unify and streamline its in-house hardware efforts, have been removed from the Play Store, as noted today by AndroidPolice. Google confirmed to The Verge that the devices are no longer available for purchase from the company directly. You can, however, still purchase the original Pixel and Pixel XL devices in a variety of colors and storage sizes from places like ... Read More
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How to Clean Your Phone—You Don’t Need to Sanitize

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A couple of weeks ago, I finally heard it: the soft splish and then the clunk that meant my phone was no longer in my back pocket. It was now in the toilet. Fortunately, I was at home at the time—if I had been in a public bathroom, I probably would have just set my phone on fire. But even then, according to phone makers and medical professionals, cleaning it with a damp soft cloth would work just fine. Bleach is optional, but no pyrotechnics necessary. ... Read More
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Instagram launches a portrait mode and a new way to tag friends in Stories

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Instagram added a couple of new features today, with the biggest news being a portrait mode feature called “focus.” The app also has a new way of mentioning other users in stories with a sticker. Focus mode is basically Instagram’s take on the portrait mode that’s been popping up in every new smartphone. The company says focus will be found under the record button next to the superzoom setting. “As soon as there’s someone in the shot, you’ll notice the person stays in focus while the background softly blurs,” Instagram said in the statement. “Simply tap to take a photo or tap and hold to record a video.” ... Read More
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Apple now 100% powered by renewable energy

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Continuing a push towards renewable energy in its own buildings and those of suppliers, Apple announced today that its global facilities are now powered with 100 percent clean, renewable energy. While the company committed to 100 percent clean energy for its data centers in 2014, today’s announcement includes everything from retail stores and offices to data centers and co-located facilities... Read More
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Apple says it’s now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

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Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company’s last milestone, ... Read More
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The Rock is hosting a $300,000 game of HQ on Wednesday

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Dwayne Johnson will host a game of HQ on Wednesday with a prize pot of $300,000. That’s the largest amount of money the 12-question trivia game has offered up yet. The Rock will take on guest hosting duties as he continues the press tour for his upcoming film Rampage, which hits theaters on April 20th. Johnson will be hosting the afternoon game. He’ll be joined by regular host Scott Rogowsky, according to People, so The Rock will have some backup if HQ runs into technical issues from the deluge of pl... Read More
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Today Show Chef Siri Daly Dishes on Muses, Motherhood & New Cookbook

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Siri Daly shared her thoughts about being a working mom, how much the Midwestern girl enjoys her new life on Long Island and her new cookbook, Siriously Delicious. Photo Courtesy of Time Inc. Books/Ellen Silverman Meeting Today show food contributor Siri Daly — who’s also a popular food blogger, mother of three, wife of Carson Daly and now cookbook author — feels like meeting an old friend. After getting her kids off to school and a stop at the gym, she took a break to chat with the Press at For Five Coffee Roasters near her Manhasset home, before running to Target (yes she is just like us). Over coffee, she shared her thoughts about motherhood, be... Read More
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4 Best Smartphones of 2018: Guide to Android, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone

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It's a great year to buy a smartphone. These days, even mid-range phones are at least OK, so it’s hard to go horribly awry if you’re browsing devices at your local retailer. Especially if you're looking at devices over $500, you're almost guaranteed to find passable cameras, fast processors, and gorgeous screens. Many phones are trying so hard to imitate the biggest and best smartphones, (Samsung Galaxy devices and iPhones are still the trend setters) that they tend to blur together. At the same time, phones have never been more expensive, and there are a lot of small pitfalls you can run into, especially if you’re try... Read More
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The iPhone X gets a RED leather folio

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Apple announced a new iPhone X leather folio, which comes out tomorrow. It’s a $99 leather phone case that was “specially tanned and finished” in Europe. The case has an outer flap to cover and protect the screen. Apple also announced red versions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. When you buy a Product (RED) device or accessory, an unspecified percentage of the proceeds will go toward The Global Fund HIV and AIDS grants. The gra... Read More
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Apple announces new red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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Apple is introducing new red models of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. As with the iPhone 7 models announced around the same time last year, Apple is working with Product (RED), an organization that campaigns to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa; an unspecified portion of proceeds from sales of the phones will go to the charity. Unlike last year's white-bezeled models, the red iPhone 8 has a black front panel. The Product (RED) iPhone 8 and 8 Plus join the existing space gray, silver, and gold models in the ... Read More
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Apple debuts Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

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Confirming a late weekend leak from carrier Virgin Mobile, Apple today announced that it is releasing (Product) Red versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new iPhones are its latest red-colored offerings developed to support Red, a foundation that has worked for years to fight AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Arriving seven months after the introduction of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the new iPhones are notably the first Apple/Red collaborations to feature red-colored glass elements. Earlier red offerings from Apple have ... Read More
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Moe’s looking to hire Chief Taco Officer

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How moving enterprise software to the cloud affects printing

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By now, it’s commonly accepted that a move into the world of cloud computing brings with it a wide range of benefits for businesses in particular that are far too important to ignore. Whether your primary concern is reducing IT business costs, increasing scalability, guaranteeing business continuity or optimizing communication and collaboration efficiency, the cloud is often a way to accomplish all of these things and more – at exactly the same time. But at the same time, when one’s attention is being pulled in so many different directions as is true with a project of this magnitude, it can be easy for certain things to fall by the wayside. Case in point: how moving enterprise software into the cloud... Read More
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Apple will reportedly announce a red iPhone 8 tomorrow

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Apple will reportedly introduce a new color to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup tomorrow: red. The new color is part of the company’s partnership with (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. MacRumors reports that it has viewed a memo from Virgin Mobile, which says that Apple will announce the phone option on Monday, April 9th. The memo reportedly notes that the phone will be available for preorder, but that it doesn’t specify if this will include an iPhone X edition. Product Red was founded in 2006 by U2 frontman Bono and ONE Campaign acti... Read More
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This Game Boy-style iPhone case has one redeeming feature

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Last month, we came across a new phone case, which combines the style of a classic Nintendo Game Boy with actual playability. It comes with a handful of classic games like Tetris, Tank, Frogger, and others, and it’s certainly aimed at a nostalgic audience. It looks like a classic Game Boy: a D-pad, a pair of A/B buttons, and buttons to turn it on, reset the gameplay, make a selection, and turn the sound on and off. And, of course, it has a square monochrome LCD display that mimics the original Game Boy’s screen. The problem is, I can’t really figure out what the point of it is, other than to play Tetris. The case is called the ... Read More
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Half off iPhone X and Galaxy S9, an Amazon devices deal, and more discounts on smart home tech

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Spring cleaning is upon us, which means that now is the perfect time for a tech refresh. If your phone is ready for an upgrade, you’ve got some good options this week. Verizon is taking 50 percent off new phones like the iPhone X and ... Read More
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I miss Windows Phone

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I first gave up on Windows Phone back in December 2014. Microsoft’s mobile platform was being left behind, and I was tired of not getting access to the apps everyone else was using. It took Microsoft a few years to finally admit Windows Phone is dead, and the company is no longer planning to release any new hardware running its mobile OS or update it with any features. I recently switched on an old Windows Phone to create a silly ... Read More
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2018 iPad review: Content creation with compromises

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Enlarge / The 2018 iPad.Samuel Axon Just like last year's iPad, this year's model is still the best tablet at its price point for watching videos, playing games, reading emails, and browsing the Web. But by adding Pencil support and extolling the device's virtues for educators, Apple has tried to position this new release as an entry-level machine not just for consuming content, but for creating it. In 2017, iPad sales grew year-over-year for the first time since 2013. Obviously, Apple improved the iPad Pro by introducing a 1... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The (Near) Future of PCs

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There’s a new push in the industry toward computers that are always connected and don’t need Wi-Fi. They also have insane battery life and exceedingly thin hardware profiles. Sounds like an iPad right? Or maybe a phone? Correct; These devices have mobile processors in them. Microsoft and its partners are bringing these mobile-like computers, called Always Connected PCs, to market this spring. We also learned of new rumors this week that Apple will start making its own processors to go inside Macs, and we can guess that those chips will have a few things in common with the mobile chips Apple already makes. WIRED’s market editor Brendan Nystedt joins us this week to discuss these exciting times ahead for mobile computing.... Read More
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An idiot’s review of the Huawei P20 Pro: Its camera is, like, totally mind-blowingly awesome

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The first thing to know about me is that I’m not a gadget guy. Yeah, I write about new product announcements from time to time, but I’m not one of those savants who can cite the latest specs on a phone and how they compare to the slightly different version that was released the year before. And frankly, I find the whole culture around gadget reviews a bit unsettling. I mean, I get that there is a bottomless appetite for these stories. But when I’m at a conference or event and I’m watching “real” gadget reviewers obsessively fondling and scrutinizing a device and taking about 1,000 photos of it from countless angles using ridiculously expensive camera and lighting equipment … I dunno. It all feels a little fetish-y to... Read More
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Why It’s So Hard To Replace Your iPhone Battery

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Apple recently announced that it was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to preserve battery life. This had been a long-standing conspiracy theory floating around the internet. Apple lowered its battery replacement fee to $29 in response. However, many people have found it difficult to get Apple to change their batteries. We went to an Apple store to see what would happen when we tried to have the battery on an iPhone 6 replaced. Apple recommended that we keep the original battery.Tech Insider tells you all you need to know about tech: gadgets, how-to's, gaming, science, digital culture, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: ... Read More
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Huawei P20 Pro review: style and substance from an unlikely source

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I’ve spent every waking moment of the past 10 days in the company of the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone has surprised and delighted me like few others, and what you are about to read is a collection of happy words about it. I don’t think the P20 Pro is perfect, nor the best phone ever released, but I do believe it’s one of the most important devices we’ve seen in the mobile world for years. In spite of its massive networking and ... Read More
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Best Mobile Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox Focus, Google Chrome, and More

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You probably have a cozy relationship with your phone's default web browser. And that's fine! But when it comes to surfing the mobile web, you can do so much better. Try one of these mobile browsing alternatives for iOS and Android. In many cases, these alt-browsers offer better privacy options, data-saving features, and desktop syncing abilities than your phone's native browser. Try putting one of these apps on your home screen to take your browsing to the next level. Microsoft Edge Microsoft Edge gives Windows 10 users one continuous browsing experience as they move between devices. Start reading an article on your computer, finish it later on your phone. The browser's Reading ... Read More
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Samsung Electronics projects record Q1 profits as analysts predict chip slowdown

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics tipped a surprise record first-quarter profit on Friday but market reaction was muted due to growing concerns that the semiconductor boom that has driven the South Korean tech giant’s earnings is about to end. Samsung shares fell after the announcement as analysts forecast similar or lower profit in the second quarter, due to slower growth in DRAM chip prices and higher marketing costs for the flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone. “Even if profits start falling in the second half, Samsung will have a strong balance sheet this year,” said Song Myung-sup, analyst at HI Investment & Securities, predicting looser supply of DRAM chips to start driving down prices. The global semi... Read More
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Snapchat is finally releasing its special Lenses for iPhone X users

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Apple teased iPhone X-exclusive AR Snapchat Lenses at the phone’s launch event last year, and today, Snapchat is finally releasing them. Only iPhone X users will be able to see the three lenses that are available today, thanks to the TrueDepth front-facing camera of the devices. Those lenses include a Mardi Gras-esque mask, a Day of the Dead skull, and a pretty gold-plated eye cover. You’ll immediately notice these lenses more tightly sticking to your face, particularly around the jawline, at least going off Snapchat’s provided photos and videos. Snap says the lenses sho... Read More
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Tech We’re Using: Twitter, Facebook, Slack: Using Every Tool to Hear What Readers Think

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Facebook Live enables us to have candid and accessible back-and-forth discussions between our journalists and our audience. A recent thought-provoking example was a Race/NYT chat with hosts John Eligon and Rachel Swarns discussing adoptions that cross racial and ethnic lines.We also use email, and the comments system on our site. Plus, our colleagues send us interesting or useful feedback they spot through our Reader Center Slac... Read More
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Mophie’s new $60 charger fixes some problems from the original, but is still too expensive

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Mophie has announced a new wireless charger, the Wireless Charge Stream Pad Plus, via MacRumors. It’s essentially an updated version of the Wireless Charging Base that the company announced in... Read More
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Apple has an iPad gesture dilemma

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At its launch back in 2010, the iPad was heavily criticized for being a big iPhone. iOS 11 and the iPad Pro proved that wasn’t the case. Things further diverged with the introduction of the iPhone X, which has led to some confusion for anyone who regularly uses an iPad. I’ve been using an iPhone X and iPad Pro together for nearly six months now, and I often feel lost when moving back and forth between the devices — one with a physical home button, the other with webOS-like gestures. The result is a vastly different user experience, even though they run the same version of iOS on large rectangles of glass. Now, Apple is rumored to be ... Read More
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China trade tensions send US markets on wild ride

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Financial markets had another wild ride on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung almost 800 points - dropping at the opening bell and then rebounding into the positive – while some companies with Chinese exposure like Boeing ended down. CGTN’s John Terrett has more.Detected Closed Captioning: China's Tariffs Caused Big Swings In US China's Tariffs Caused Big Swings In US China's Tariffs Caused Big Swings In US Financial Markets Elif Started The Day Financial Markets Elif Started The Day Financial Markets Elif Started The Day But That Didn't Last For Everyone But That Didn't Last For Everyone But That Didn't Last For Everyone CG Ends John Tear It Has More What An CG Ends... Read More
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Indie game publishers are the new indie rock labels

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In 2008, Vivendi, the parent company of Sierra Entertainment, merged with game publisher Activision. The result was a new, monolithic corporation called Activision Blizzard, that was now home to some of the biggest games in the world, like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. At the time, Sierra had a number of upcoming games on its slate, including an exciting heavy-metal adventure from Double Fine, the studio of game design legend Tim Schafer. The game was called Brutal Legend, and it starred Jack Black in the lead role. It was also one of many games to be canceled following the merger. What followed was a protracted process in which EA signed on to publish the game instead, only for Activision to ... Read More
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This tough, $700 phone is meant for first responders, but you can buy it if you want

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I have a soft spot for ultra-rugged devices. Sure, they may not always be the best phones out there when it comes to things like cameras or razor-sharp displays, but they’re a fascinating example of what happens when you take a multipurpose device like a smartphone and turn it into a gadget that’s designed for just one thing. In this case, that’s sheer and almost ridiculously overengineered ruggedness. Joining the ring as a new contender for the toughest phone yet is the Sonim XP8, which recently went on sale at AT&T, via Android Police... Read More
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.

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What the journalist Walter Lippmann said in 1959 of “free” TV is also true of “free” social media: It is ultimately “the creature, the servant and indeed the prostitute of merchandizing.” But social media itself isn’t going away. It has worked its way into our lives and has come to help satistify the basic human need to connect and catch up. Facebook, in fact, claims lofty goals, saying it seeks to “bring us closer together” and “build a global community.” Those are indeed noble purposes that social media can serve. But if they were Facebook’s true goals, we would not be here.The ideal competitor and successor to Facebook would be a platform that act... Read More
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Apple reportedly plans iPhones with curved screens and non-touch gesture controls

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Apple is actively working on curved screens and touchless gesture controls for iPhones, according to a new Bloomberg report this morning. The features are expected to help Apple differentiate its devices in an increasingly crowded market, but are both said to be years away from appearing in finished products. On the curved screen front, Apple is said to be working on iPhone screens that “curve inward gradually from top to bottom,” contrasting with Samsung designs that “curve down at the edges.” As described, Apple’s design could fit the natural curvature of a cupped hand, and po... Read More
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Future iPhones may have curved screens and touchless gesture controls

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A new report out of Bloomberg this morning suggests that Apple is developing two new pieces of technology for future iPhone models: one is touchless gesture control and the other is a curved display. Both projects are said to be at the early stages of research and development, at least two years away from potentially making it into consumer devices. Apple’s closest rival, Samsung, has already offered versions of both technologies in its prior models. Air Gesture... Read More