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Leak shows a third, budget Google Pixel 3 with a Snapdragon 670, headphone jack

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a third. A budget Pixel 3 device that boasts some of the best features of the other two... More>>

The world’s first smart glasses showrooms open in Brooklyn and Toronto

Canadian startup North is hoping smart glasses will be the next big wearable. After announcing its new Focals smart glasses in October, the company opened product showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto. More>>

Huawei folding smartphone: News and rumors

Huawei will release a folding smartphone with 5G connectivity in 2019, according to the CEO and executives for the company. Rumors are also spreading to take away some of the mystery surrounding the exciting device. More>>

Apple confirms it’s collecting data on foot to improve its Maps app

Apple has been using cars and satellites to improve its Maps app, and it's now confirmed it's also using tech-laden pedestrians to collect data from the streets in a bid to provide better walking directions. More>>

The Google Photos iOS app gets a bit better, now has depth control

Google updated the iOS version of the Google Photos app to now take advantage of the depth data that can be captured by the iPhone's camera in Portrait Mode. The new feature is already available in the Android app. More>>

The best games for the Chromebook and Chrome OS

Chromebooks aren't great for gaming, but there are a few titles that most machines can run. There's a surprisingly diverse crowd that includes role-playing games, action side-scrollers, and puzzlers. More>>

Best file managers for Android

Your smartphone has a limited amount of storage space and all sorts of files tend to accumulate if you let them. To keep things in order and find what you need, you should snag one of the best file managers for Android. More>>

How to create disposable email addresses

Want to sign up for a service without the risk of flooding your inbox with copious amounts of spam and unwanted email? You might want to consider using disposable email addresses via one of these handy services. More>>

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 display could be bigger than the iPhone XS Max screen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was only released a few months ago, but Samsung is already working on a follow-up. Not much is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 just yet, but we do have a few details. More>>

Service restored after glitch locks out Microsoft Office 365 business users

Microsoft reported that a problem with its system caused some users to be locked out of their accounts. Because the multifactor authentication system went down globally, some Office 365 and Azure users were unable to log in. More>>

New iPad Pro’s durability in question after it fails YouTuber’s bend test

The new iPad Pro models failed a bend test that was carried out by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The result raises questions about the durability of the tablets, especially since customers are also reporting bending... More>>

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablet now has its own keyboard cover and dock

Barnes & Noble recently launched its largest mobile device to date, the Nook Tablet 10.1. Now the company has released a couple of accessories designed exclusively for the new Nook — a keyboard cover and a charging dock. More>>

Microsoft’s friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask

Move over Siri and Alexa! Microsoft wants to build a new type of virtual assistant that wants to be your friend. Already making waves in Asia, could this be the future of A.I. BFFs? More>>

Would you swap your keycard for a microchip implant? For many, the answer is yes

Put down your keycard! More people are turning to implanted RFID chips as their choice of workplace identification. Should we be worried about a world in which employees get microchipped? More>>

‘Super-Earth’ planet candidate discovered orbiting Barnard’s Star

Astronomers have discovered a large planet circling a sun nearby to Earth called Barnard's Star. The potential new planet is thought to be cold and icy and has a size of around 3.2 times the Earth. More>>

Common Kindle Fire problems, and how to fix them

Is your Amazon tablet giving you grief? Is it refusing to behave the way you expect? Take a deep breath -- everything will be fine. Here are some widely reported Kindle Fire problems and a few possible solutions to go with... More>>

The best MacBook Air cases

Whether you’re looking for added protection or a stylish flourish, you’re in the right place for the best MacBook Air cases. We have form-hugging cases, luxurious covers and padded sleeves priced from $7 to $130. Happy... More>>

Here’s all the best tech gear and gadgetry that survived Shark Tank

The television show "Shark Tank" has churned out quite a few strange, interesting, and downright awesome products -- so we rounded up some of the best ones for your perusal. Enjoy! More>>

Watch live as SpaceX tries to launch (and land) a used Falcon 9 rocket today

SpaceX is due to perform its latest Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing on November 15 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Here's how you can watch the proceedings live. More>>

Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space

Not surprisingly, SpaceX is thinking big with Starlink, its space-based global broadband network. This week, the company received FCC approval to launch 7,518 satellites into a low-Earth orbit for its satellite internet... More>>

Verizon has made its first 5G video call … with a phone that’s already out

Verizon has announced that it has successfully made its first video call, using a smartphone that's already available: The Motorola Moto Z3. To make the call, Verizon used the 5G Moto Mod. More>>

Apple MacBook Air (2018) vs. Apple MacBook

This year, Apple's MacBook Air got a powerful internal upgrade, but the redesign makes it slimmer and lighter. So should you get the MacBook Air over the MacBook? We'll compare both notebook's major features and help you... More>>

The best Chrome themes

Sometimes you just want Chrome to show a little personality and ditch the grayscale for something a little more lively. Lucky for you, we've sorted through the Chrome Web Store to find best Chrome themes available. More>>

Razer’s BlackWidow Lite is a mechanical keyboard designed for work and play

Razer's latest keyboard comes with a minimalist design that will appeal to professionals. But don't let the all-black aesthetics fool you, as the BlackWidow Lite comes with mechanical keys that makes it a great gaming... More>>

Build a wish list and shop videos with Instagram’s latest shopping update

Eyeing a product on Instagram? Now there are more ways to shop from the social network. Instagram just rolled out options to save products in a collection as users can also now shop from videos. More>>

Everything you need to know about Garmin’s GPS watches and trackers

Garmin jumped into the GPS smartwatch and fitness tracker market five years ago and has built a portfolio of devices that rivals competitor Fitbit. Here's your guide to the latest and greatest fitness devices that Garmin... More>>

A Google patent shows a way to make VR even more immersive

Virtual reality can be a really immersive experience, but it does sometimes it does have boundaries. Google has addressed this problem by patenting shoes with a flexible region on the bottom. More>>

Four Andromeda-related Microsoft patents hint at new ways to use the device

Andromeda might be getting even more real as four Microsoft patents have surfaced recently, all of which hint at possible new use cases and other new configurations for the device. More>>

What is graphene?

Since its discovery, graphene has set the research world on fire. What exactly is it, though, and what could it mean for the future of tech? Here's everything you need to know about what could be the next supermaterial to... More>>

How to appear offline on Facebook

How do you make sure your friends and family can't see if you're on Facebook, even if you are? Here, we'll show you how to turn off your active status on three different platforms, so you can browse Facebook without anyone... More>>

Glass orb packs all the constellations in the night sky into fancy desk ornament

Ever wanted to know more about the star constellations? A stunning new Kickstarter campaign, taking the form of a fancy desk ornament that re-creates the night sky in a glass orb, aims to help. More>>

Want to use one drive between a Mac and Windows PC? Partitions are your best bet

Compatibility issues between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X may have diminished sharply over the years, but that doesn't mean they've completely disappeared. Here's how to make an external drive work between both... More>>

The best data recovery software

The best data recovery software isn't always free, but whether you've lost files on a hard drive, SD card, or even physical media like CDs and DVDs, there's a chance they'll be able to get that data back. More>>

Common Google Pixel 3 problems and how to fix them

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are arguably the best Android phones out there right now -- but they aren't perfect. Users have reported a number of issues and problems related to the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.... More>>

China says it has developed a quantum radar that can see stealth aircraft

Chinese defense giant China Electronics Technology Group Corporation claims that it has developed a quantum radar that's able to detect even the stealthiest of stealth aircraft. Here's how it works. More>>

You can now message businesses straight through Google Maps

Google has been updating Maps with a ton of new features over the past few months, and now it's back with another one -- the ability for users to message businesses directly through the Maps app. More>>

Get ready for more V-series phones: LG trademarks names up to the V90

It looks like we should get ready for more LG V-series phones. LG has trademarked names for the LG V50 all the way up to the LG V90. We may have to wait some time before we see these phones; the next LG flagship is... More>>

Frogs regrow ‘paddle-like’ limbs when placed in a bioreactor

Frogs have partially regrown amputated limbs thanks to a bioreactor at Tufts University. By jump-starting tissue repair, the bioreactor helped the amphibians regenerate a bigger, more complete appendages than they usually do. More>>

Meet the 4K selfie drone that folds like a book, follows you like a paparrazzo

Having a drone that could follow you everywhere while taking high-quality images without crashing has been a flight of fantasy. With Zero Zero's Hover 2, not only can you have a fully autonomous 4K selfie drone, you can... More>>

15-Inch MacBook Pro gets more powerful with new AMD Vega GPUs

Confirming Apple's quiet October announcement, new configurations for the top-range 15-inch Apple MacBook laptop are now available, coming complete with AMD Pro Vega 16 or Pro Vega 20 graphics cards on board. More>>

Amazon has a huge team dedicated to enhancing Alexa and Echo

An Amazon executive on Tuesday revealed the huge size of the team that's tasked with developing the Echo, the company's smart speaker, and Alexa, the digital assistant that powers it. More>>

Pocket Casts adds more cross-sync, curation, and Siri Shortcuts

Pocket Casts is a pocket staple for many podcast fanatics. But it's about to get even better with the introduction Pocket Casts 7.0 that adds intelligent curation, Siri Shortcuts support, and a streamlined UI. More>>

These Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts will update your OG Windows skills

Windows 10 has many new features, and they come flanked with useful new keyboard shortcuts. Check out some of the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to improve your user experience. More>>

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

Though they both share Retina Displays and similar keyboards, there are still some specs differences and other changes which distinguish the new 2018 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. In this guide, we stack the two up against... More>>

Best iPhone XR cases

Apple's new iPhone range is the toast of 2018, with beautiful style and more power than you can shake a stick at. But beauty can often be fragile -- keep the damage to a minimum with the best iPhone XR cases. More>>

Our favorite Nokia 7.1 tips and tricks

At $350, the Nokia 7.1 is a nearly perfect budget phone. It has a gorgeous body, good hardware, and a capable camera. Recently purchased the Nokia 7.1? Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to get you started with... More>>

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro

HTC Vive vs. Vive Pro, which comes out on top? That's the subject of our latest comparison, which looks at everything from tracking solutions, to controllers, and the brand new headset that could set a new standard for VR. More>>

Microsoft takes up to $330 off of Surface PC bundles in Black Friday promo

'Tis the season for savings at Microsoft. The Surface-maker is offering some nice Black Friday deals on its Surface Pro 6, Go, and Laptop 2 hardware. You'll also find deals on notebooks from HP, Dell, and Lenovo. More>>

Best product key finders

Missing product keys getting you down? We've chosen some of the best software license and product key finders in existence, so you can locate and document your precious keys on your Windows or MacOS machine. More>>

Google’s Gboard now uses A.I. to recommend GIFs based on your conversation

Google is bringing a new feature to Gboard that should make it better for those that regularly use GIFs and stickers. The feature essentially uses A.I. to recommend GIFs and stickers based on your conversation. More>>

AMD Navi: Everything you need to know

With a reported launch in 2019, AMD is focusing on the mid-range market with its next-generation Navi GPU. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles, like Sony's PlayStation 5. More>>

Mozilla’s built-in price-tracking extension makes it easy to shop with Firefox

Mozilla has heard those worries about Black Friday shopping, and is now introducing a new set of experimental extensions which aim to make it easier to find the best deals online. More>>

Bigger than Black Friday: Don’t miss the best Single’s Day deals

Thanks to AliExpress, Single's Day – the world's largest retail day – is no longer a foreign affair. If you're ready to do some early holiday shopping or want to score some discounts ahead of Black Friday, we've rounded up... More>>

Michigan’s former transportation chief has some advice for wannabe smart cities

After 31 years as Michigan’s transportation director, Kirk Steudle has seen it all, particularly with smart city projects. He spoke with Digital Trends recently about what makes smart cities work, and offers advice along... More>>

Mac Mini vs. iMac

Apple announced a long-awaited update to the Mac mini. Thanks to the updated specs and increase in price, it's begun to creep up to the base model iMac. In this guide, we now put up the specs on the newest refreshed Mac... More>>

What to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday

Shopping for a laptop on Black Friday can win you some excellent deals, but you should also avoid making common mistakes. Check out what to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday and what danger signs to be wary of. More>>

Stay connected with the Surface Go LTE Advanced, coming November 20 for $679

The new Surface Go LTE Advanced model delivers benefits for anyone who is looking to enjoy LTE coverage and stay connected on Windows 10 when traveling on the road or away from home. More>>

The plug-and-play PC Classic joins the retro console bandwagon

Gaming company Unit-e is creating the PC Classic, a plug-and-play retro console that will come bundled with around 30 of the best DOS games. The system will support gamepads and keyboard setups. More>>

Android battery life too short? Try using dark mode, Google says

Google confirmed at the 2018 Android Dev Summit that using dark mode will help extend an Android smartphone's battery life. Google also admitted its mistake of pushing for the usage of white in previous Material Design... More>>

Curiosity rover active and drilling again after computer issue

The Curiosity rover has succeeded in drilling a hole into the tough bedrock that previously defeated it, allowing imaging and collection of samples. The rover had been incapacitated for a few weeks due to problems with its... More>>

A new Windows 10 bug is messing up the way you associate files to programs

The Windows 10 problems keep coming. In the latest set of headaches, a cumulative update for the Windows 10 April 2018 release has broken the file associations with certain applications. More>>

Here are the best Black Friday deals for the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8, and more

Black Friday is right around the corner and it's a great time to get your hands on an iPhone if you've been thinking of buying one. Thankfully, there are a ton of great iPhone deals for Black Friday, including discounts on... More>>

Google honors Veterans Day by highlighting military service stories

For Veterans Day, Google is honoring the heroes that served the country with a new Google Doodle that highlights the stories of five veterans from the five different branches of the military. More>>

How to make a GIF from a YouTube video

Making a GIF from a YouTube video is easier today than it's ever been, but choosing the right tool for the job isn't always so simple. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with our two... More>>

The best dual monitor wallpapers

Multitasking with two monitors doesn't necessarily mean you need to split your screens with two separate wallpapers. From beautiful to downright weird, here are our top sites for finding the best dual monitor wallpapers... More>>

The best monitor for the MacBook Pro

Apple doesn't make its beloved Cinema Display monitors anymore, which makes finding the best monitor for the MacBook Pro more difficult. In this guide, we break down some of our favorites and offer something for every size... More>>

‘Bionic mushroom’ can generate electricity without using fossil fuels

Researchers have come up with a way to produce electricity without fossil fuels using a mushroom covered with bacteria. The mushroom provides a safe environment for special cyanobacteria that generate electricity when... More>>

The best PSVR games available today

The PSVR has surpassed expectations and along with it comes an incredible catalog of games. There's plenty of amazing experiences to be had so we've put together a list of the best PSVR games available today. More>>

How to cancel your Audible membership

Want to learn how to cancel your Audible membership? It's easier than you might think. Just follow along with these steps and you'll be rid of the audiobook listening service for good. Or until you sign up again. More>>

RTX 2080 Ti failure update — Founders Edition still the main culprit

Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition may be the main cause for the worst problems associated with the new-generation high-end cards. All evidence suggests that partner cards aren't experiencing any common issues. More>>

Skip the Apple Care? New Mac mini is easier to repair, iFixit finds

A straightforward disassembly process, the return to user-upgradable RAM, and the lack of adhesives and glue are the key factors in a very high 6 out of 10 repairability score for the new Mac Mini. More>>

This smart toothbrush will clean all your teeth in just 6 seconds

No more one-size-fits-all toothbrushes with bristles too soft for deep cleaning or too hard on your gums. The Unobrush ergonomic toothbrush is designed to fit every type of mouth - you just bite down and it forms to every... More>>

Hacker infects 100K routers in latest botnet attack aimed at sending email spam

An attacker is trying to infect your router with malware in order to send spam emails. If your router uses a Broadcom UPnP SDK, it could become vulnerable to this attack. So far, 100,000 routers worldwide have been infected. More>>

Be at your most productive with these Slack tips and tricks

Slack is an common means of communication in the workplace, but how do you use some of the app's lesser-known features to get the most out of your experience? Here's what you need to know to stay organized, efficient, and... More>>

Smishing sounds funny, but it’s a serious threat to your phone’s security

We all know phishing is a huge security problem, but most people still believe it’s a problem limited to email. According to new reports, however, phishing scams are attempting to exploit your trust in text messages. More>>

The best Mac apps of 2018

There are literally hundreds of thousands of great software programs compatible with MacOS, but which should you download? Look no further than our list of the best Mac apps you can find for the latest MacOS and how they... More>>

Who needs the Apple Store? You may be able to fix the new MacBook Air yourself

Repairing MacBook devices usually requires a trip to the Apple Store, but that may not be the case with the new MacBook Air. The repair site iFixit has given the MacBook Air a repairability score of 3 out of 10, a very... More>>

Crazily-named Royole Flexpai phone folds up for a glimpse of the future

Excited about folding smartphones, but curious about the design? Look in amazement at the Royole Flexpai, our first good look at what foldable smartphones may look like in the near future. More>>

Common Huawei Mate 20 Pro problems and how to fix them

The beautiful Huawei Mate 20 Pro is in your hand, and there is a problem that's bothering you with it. We've gathered together frequently reported problems with the phone here, and provide potential solutions too. More>>

Here’s how to get your hands on the new Apple iPad Pro

Apple has introduced its new lineup of iPad Pro models. If you're wondering how to get your hands on one, we have you covered. Here's everything you need to know about pricing and availability for the new iPad Pro models. More>>

The worst rocket crashes in history

Space is a tricky business. Failure is common and often results in an explosion, a fiery crash and sometimes the loss of lives. Our video compilation of the worst rocket crashes shows just how catastrophic a mission... More>>

The world’s first foldable smartphone is awesome, and you shouldn’t buy it

The Royole FlexPai is being hailed as the world's first foldable smartphone, beating out the likes of Samsung, but does it really give us a glimpse at the future? We spent some time with one to find out. More>>

Nokia 9 PureView: News, Rumors, Features, Camera

The Nokia 9 PureView may be one of the most unusual-looking phones currently rumored for release, due to the five-lens camera (and two additional sensors) setup on the back. Here's what we know so far. More>>

How to watch the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 keynote

The Samsung Developer Conference may not be as consumer-focused as WWDC or Google I/O, but this year it could be home to something big -- a teaser for Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone. Here's how you can watch the... More>>

The best home weather stations you can buy

Those weather apps aren’t really telling you what’s happening outside. Know the real weather report in your backyard with these top home weather stations. More>>

Barnes & Noble’s $130 Nook 10.1 tablet is this year’s anti-iPad

Bookstore Barnes & Noble is still in the tablet business, despite being quiet about it for a while, and has announced the $130 Nook Tablet 10.1. Unlike the new iPad Pro, it's about reading books over super specs. More>>

Dell Ultrasharp 49 vs. Samsung CHG90

Even if most of the options are excellent, there can only be one winner in the battle for best ultrawide monitor. We pitted the Dell Ultrasharp 49 vs. Samsung CHG90 to see which comes out on top. More>>

Man in Japan drives sports car ‘faster than a bullet train’ in YouTube stunt

A motorist in Japan is in serious trouble with the law after he drove his Nissan GT-R sports car at a speed that would've seen it overtake some of the nation's famously fast bullet trains. More>>

Driverless cars can only take you so far. This is how smarter cities are being built

Companies and municipalities came together at the annual Smart Mobility Summit, to share new technologies for building smarter cities. They also offered insight into the challenge cities face. More>>

New CERN experiments probe puzzling questions about antimatter

In a new series of antimatter experiments, CERN researchers aim to unravel one of the many unknowns of antimatter — whether it falls in response to gravity at the same rate as ordinary matter, or if it instead behaves... More>>

Did a leaked image reveal Apple’s upcoming desktop monitor?

Coming several days before Apple's new products are set for release, a specific page from the new Mac Mini documentation might have leaked images of a new and unknown Apple display. More>>

Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 for $499; no stock for iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has started selling refurbished iPhone 8 units in its online store for $499, with the smartphones to come with a one-year warranty and a new battery. Unfortunately, there is no stock yet for refurbished iPhone 8 Plus... More>>

The best A.I. movies of all time

There are some great tech documentaries out there, but sometimes you just need a good feature film. But which one to choose for the discerning A.I. fan? Look no further than our list. More>>

The 10 coolest corporate headquarters in the world, ranked

Coolest corporate headquarters doesn't seem like it should be a thing, but in modern business hip and employee friendly HQ's are becoming more of a norm. Come check out our list of the coolest. More>>

Won’t get fooled again: Chrome 71 to block all ads on abusive sites

Google is set to launch a new version of its Chrome browser in December, with Chrome 71 offering new ad-blocking features for sites which offer a consistently abusive experience, with misleading ads. More>>

20 Things you’ll never have to buy again if you own a 3D printer

Modern 3D printers might not be in every household yet, but the internet is already filled with millions of designs for ready-to-print objects. Here, we've rounded up a few of our current favorites. More>>

Replaced by robots: 10 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

According to one study, 47 percent of current jobs in the United States could be automated within the next two decades. Here are 10 examples of the kind of employment that refers to. More>>

11-Inch iPad Pro vs. 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Can the new model take out the classic?

Apple has finally taken the wraps off of the new 11-inch iPad Pro, boasting a powerful new A12X Bionic processor, awesome modern design with an edge-to-edge display, and more. But is it much better than the older 10.5-inch... More>>

Ekster 3.0 lets you ask, ‘Alexa, where did I leave my wallet?’

Ekster's newest smart wallet is its best yet. It's slimmer than ever, boasts a neat card-dispensing mechanism, and will even let you know where it is, thanks to smart speaker integration. More>>

New PortSmash attack exploits Intel’s Hyper-Threading architecture to steal your data

A new PortSmash attack exploits the simultaneous multi-thread processor design to allow malicious code to eavesdrop on legitimate processes when the two are running in tandem. The exploit was demonstrated using an Intel chip. More>>

The best AMD processors of 2018

Whether you're looking to upgrade or buy an entirely new system, it's well worth considering AMD's Ryzen range for your CPU. To help you decide which though, this is our guide to the best AMD processors. More>>

Kepler telescope shuts down, but endows all its data to the public

NASA's Kepler telescope has been decommissioned after nine years of hunting for planets outside of our solar system. Now all of the data it collected has been archived and made publicly available. More>>

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 vs. Acer Aspire E 15

Acer has two budget winners with its Chromebook Spin 15 and Aspire E 15. One is a convertible 2-in-1 and the other a stealth gaming laptop, but which is more deserving of your hard-earned cash? More>>

There’s finally a way to convert currencies without drowning in fees

TransferWise is an online brokerage that takes the big banks out of currency conversion by using the mid-market rate, allowing you to hold multiple currencies at once and exchange for a fraction of the cost More>>

Get a refurbished Apple 12-inch MacBook for $400 less than price of a new one

Amazon's deal on Apple's 12-inch MacBook brings the price down to just $899, making it more competitive against the new Air. The $400 discount is sizable, but Amazon's deal is only for an Apple-certified refurbished mode. More>>

RTX 2070 vs. GTX 1080

The new battle of the more-than-mid-range cards is on and it's the RTX 2070 versus the GTX 1080. One is newer with newer features, but does it offer much in the way of performance improvements? More>>

New MacBook Air might not be as fast as you think, early benchmarks show

Early performance testing results show the processor on board the new MacBook Air 2018 show it is just slightly faster than the one in the MacBook, but the device still packs considerably more power than last generation's... More>>

Google strips the color from its redesigned apps, but a little goes a long way

Google has been redesigning most of its apps this year, throwing in a ton of white space while removing a lot of color first introduced with Material Design in 2014. Here are what its apps looked like before, and now. More>>

The rise and fall of the Android tablet

In 2018, Android tablets are effectively dead. Google itself shows little interest in stoking app optimization for the form factor. But how did we get here? And is Chrome OS the natural successor to this once-promising... More>>

Apple patent suggests future Macs could use eye tracking to go hands-free

A public Apple patent called "Gaze detection in a 3D mapping environment" includes mentions which hint that one day you might be able to ditch your mouse and look at your Mac in a completely different way. More>>

Key settings you need to change on your brand-new OnePlus 6T

The new OnePlus 6T is a gorgeous and sleek new smartphone that's powerful to boot. If you're the proud new owner of the OnePlus 6T, here are a few settings you'll want to change to get the best experience on your new... More>>

Twitter tests homescreen button that offers more control of your timeline

Twitter recently relaunched its reverse-chronological timeline, but accessing it means diving into settings. Now the company is testing a button on the main screen that lets you switch between the two different styles of... More>>

Everything you need to know about the 2018 MacBook

Whether it's called the MacBook Air or just the MacBook, Apple is highly rumored to introduce a new, affordable laptop in 2018. We discuss reports about upgrading displays, processors, sign-in features, and more. More>>

October was a smartphone smorgasbord. Here are all the new releases you missed

If you thought Halloween was the scariest thing this month, then you clearly didn't see our work schedule. With loads revealed, here's all the phones that were announced and released this Techtober. More>>

Who’s Bugdroid? Meet the cute mascot of Android

If you’re curious about where Android’s mascot came from, what it’s called, who designed it, and how it took off, then we have the answers for you right here. Join us for a closer look at Bugdroid --- the Android mascot. More>>

10 Years of Bitcoin: How a geeky cryptocurrency changed the world

From its birth one decade ago, Bitcoin sure has come a long way. How did it get to this point? Check out our handy potted history of the world's favorite cryptocurrency to find out. More>>

Apple Mac Mini (2018) buying guide

Apple gave the Mac Mini a big refresh this year. The compact desktop packs a powerful punch sure to please prosumers, but at $799, the Mac Mini's higher starting price may be less appealing to budget-conscious shoppers. More>>

Apple MacBook Air buying guide

Apple's new MacBook Air is now available for purchase starting at $1,199. If you want one, you'll want to know how to configure it, and if the Air is the right Mac for you. Our guide will help you make the right MacBook... More>>

Second-generation Apple Pencil writes a new chapter for device

Apple announced a few exciting products like a new Mac Mini, MacBook Air and iPad Pro, but it also took the wraps off of a new Apple Pencil. The second-generation Apple Pencil boasts a slightly refined design, wireless... More>>

Master your new Razer Phone 2 with these handy tips and tricks

After months of anticipation you finally have the shiny new Razer Phone 2 in your hands. So what now? We've compiled a list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most of your the Razer Phone 2. More>>

The ZTE Blade Max View and Blade Max 2s offer dramatic displays for under $200

ZTE has taken the wraps off of two new smartphones: The ZTE Blade Max View and ZTE Blade Max 2s. The two phones boast modern 18:9 displays with a 1,080p resolution 32GB of storage, and more. More>>

Here’s how a new MacBook could blow us away (but we’re not holding our breath)

Word on the street is that Apple might announce a new MacBook at its Oct. 30 event. We don't know much about the possible update, but we know a few ways Apple could impress us -- if the company decided to follow through. More>>

Apple MacBook Air (2018) vs. Dell XPS 13

This year, the MacBook Air got a huge refresh, making it closer in size to the compact XPS 13. Both wildly popular 13-inch notebooks run Intel's 8th-Generation processors. If you're shopping for a notebook, we'll help you... More>>

Everything we know about the 2018 Mac mini

Apple's October event may bring a lot of surprises. One rumored announcement is a Mac Mini 2018. Here are the features Apple is likely to include with such a major update, and how a new mini would be positioned in today's... More>>

The best and worst features of the new MacBook Air

Apple has announced a new MacBook Air, bringing an update that we've been anticipating for many years. Here are three things we really like about what Apple has delivered, and two things we're less excited about. More>>

It’s finally here. Apple’s new MacBook Air has Touch ID and Retina for $1,199

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Text-based lie detector can help cops filter out fake robbery reports

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Startup to apply quantum mechanics to protect data in fiber-optic cables

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AMD’s new Threadripper 2 CPUs offer improved performance at a discounted price

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A new Windows Defender feature will better guard your PC against viruses

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This cafe lets students trade their data for a ‘free’ cup of coffee

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars

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Google homepage updated with new Discover feed for U.S. users

The Google homepage has been updated for mobile devices and now features the new version of the Discover feed. The rollout is just for the U.S. so far, but does apply to both Android and iOS devices. More>>

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The Microsoft Surface Pro has been our favorite detachable tablet for a while now, and the Surface Pro 6 continues that trend. Can the upstart HP Envy x2 give the Surface Pro 6 a run for your money? More>>

Here’s how to buy the new LG V40 ThinQ

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These are the largest solar farms in the world

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