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Samsung Notebook 9 2018 Upgrades Bring New Models, Bigger Batteries, And More

Samsung just announced its 2018 Notebook 9 upgrades, consisting of a Notebook 9 Pen and three Notebook 9 ultrabooks. The devices will be at CES 2018 next month and should go on sale shortly after that.

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What Exactly Is Layer3 TV, And Why Is T-Mobile So Confident It’ll Change The Cable Landscape Forever?

T-Mobile wants to change the state American cable for the better. So it’s acquiring Layer3 TV, which offers encoded signal via internet protocol, resulting in faster and more efficient streaming.

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Tidal Music Streaming Service Reportedly Struggling, Only Has Enough Money To Last 6 Months

Music streaming service Tidal is in dire financial straits, reports say. Apparently, the company has only enough money to last six months, despite a sizeable investment from Sprint earlier this year.

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Bing Gets AI-Powered Features To Improve Search Results, Reddit Integration To Help You Scour Subreddits

Microsoft is beefing up Bing with AI-powered features and an integration with Reddit. Now users can get more comprehensive answers and thoroughly search thousands of subreddits.

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Google Assistant Availability Expands To Smartphones And Tablets On Older Android Versions

Google Assistant is rolling out to tablets on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and smartphones on Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, about 20 percent of Android users will still not be able to use Google's digital assistant.

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Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty: Here's What The 3 Hackers Did And What Awaits Them

Three hackers have pleaded guilty to the creation and operation of the Mirai botnet. The botnet, a collection of internet-connected devices, was sued to take down large parts of the internet in October 2016.

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Apple Pours $390 Million In US-Made iPhone Laser Tech, Creating 500 Jobs In The Process

Apple announced that it will invest $390 million in optical communications components maker Finisar. The manufacturer will use the money to refurbish its Texas plant, create more than 500 jobs, and make laser chips for iPhones.

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Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for 'how to help' more than ever.

TECH December 13, 2017

Uber Rider Charged $14,000 For A 20-Minute Trip That Should've Cost Around $20 Only

Uber charged a rider in Canada 18,000 Canadian dollars or $14,000 for a 20-minute trip. The 5-mile ride was supposed to be around $20 only.

TECH December 13, 2017

Tinder Now Has A Facebook-Like ‘Feed’ To Make Stalking Easier

Tinder’s new Feed tab puts a Facebook-like stream of updates from your matches. It’s apparently there to help you make more meaningful connections with potential partners, according to Tinder.

TECH December 13, 2017

Twitter Launches New ‘Threads’ Feature For All Tweetstorm Lovers Out There

Twitter has now made it easier to compose tweetstorms. The just-launched Threads feature now puts a ‘+’ button right within the app for long-form, multiple-tweet discussions.

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Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor To Be Showcased By Major Smartphone Maker At CES 2018

An under-display fingerprint sensor could become a standard feature on smartphones soon. Synaptics announced that it'll showcase the technology called Clear ID FS9500 in January at CES 2018.

TECH December 13, 2017

iPhone Jailbreak For iOS 11 To Roll Out Soon, And It's All Thanks To Google

A security analyst of Google's Project Zero said he would release an iOS 11 exploit, which could lead to a way to jailbreak iOS 11.1.2. Now he did just that.

TECH December 12, 2017

Attention, Instagram Users: You Can Now Follow Hashtags To Make Your Feed More Interesting

Instagram will now allow its users to follow hashtags on the picture-focused social network. The new feature will inject relevant content to feeds, and it will allow users to become more involved with even their most niche interests.

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Facebook Fires Back With Unexpected Response To Former Executive Who Said Social Media Is 'Ripping Apart' Society

Facebook fired back at a former executive who said that he was feeling 'tremendous guilt' for helping create tools that are 'ripping apart' society. The company unusually answered the allegations, but the contents of the response were even more unexpected.

TECH December 13, 2017

Apple's $4,999 iMac Pro To Go On Sale This Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's first ever iMac Pro is ready to hit retail soon and launch on Dec. 14. The machine will start at $4,999 for the base model, with higher configurations available to meet various needs and preferences.

TECH December 13, 2017

Your Amazon Echo Can Now Function Like A Radio Alarm Clock: Here's What You Need To Tell Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can now set up their smart speaker to function like traditional radio alarm clocks. By issuing the correct voice commands, Alexa will wake up users with the song, playlist, or news channel of their choice.

TECH December 12, 2017

Internet Pioneers To FCC Regarding Net Neutrality: You Don’t Know How The Internet Works

The Federal Communications Commission, ahead of its plan to kill net neutrality, is facing mountainous pressure to cancel its vote. Adding to that list is an open letter penned by some of the biggest internet pioneers.

TECH December 12, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Teach Developers How To Code For Quantum Computers

Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.

TECH December 13, 2017

Google's 'Appsperiments' Take Smartphone Photography To The Next Level

Google released a trio of 'appsperiments' that'll let users have more fun with their photos and videos. These experimental apps are Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies.

TECH December 12, 2017

Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners Get 'Star Wars,' 'Stranger Things' AR Stickers

'Star Wars' characters and the 'Stranger Things' kids are making their way to the Pixel and Pixel 2 in the form of augmented reality stickers. This is all made possible by Google's AR Stickers app.

TECH December 12, 2017

Apple Allegedly Throttles Older iPhones To Make Degraded Batteries Last Longer

In a Reddit thread, an iPhone 6s owner said that the device's performance significantly improved after a battery replacement. Does this mean that Apple is purposely throttling older iPhone models to make their degraded batteries last longer?

TECH December 12, 2017

Some HP Laptops Have A Hidden Keylogger That Hackers Can Activate

A security researcher discovered that HP laptops come with hidden keylogger software that hackers can activate if they gain physical access to the target device. HP confirmed that the keylogger is present in more than 460 models of its laptops.

TECH December 12, 2017

Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Rumors of an Apple acquisition of Shazam started circling last week, and Apple has now confirmed the deal. The company has not disclosed the financial details but says it has 'exciting plans in store.'

TECH December 12, 2017

Social Media Is Destroying Society, Says Former Facebook Exec

Social media plays a big part in our daily lives, but is it beneficial? A former Facebook executive warned about the negative impact it may have and recommended limited use.

TECH December 12, 2017

Apple Improves iPhone X Availability: Shipping Dates Drop To Just A Few Days

Apple has been having trouble keeping up with iPhone X demand, but it seems better now. iPhone X availability has improved and shipping estimates are now down to 1-3 days in some markets.

TECH December 12, 2017

Google Chrome Hogging Your Memory? Well, Chrome 63 Uses Even More Of It

In its latest update, Google Chrome now uses even more memory than before. Here’s what you need to know about a new feature in Chrome 63 called Site Isolation.

TECH December 11, 2017

OnePlus 5T HD Streaming Not Working On Netflix And Amazon Prime Video, Users Report

The OnePlus 5T may be one heck of a powerful smartphone, but owners report that it can't handle streaming in HD on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play Movies. It's not a hardware issue, though.

TECH December 10, 2017

What To Expect From 2018 iPhones: Face ID, Bigger Batteries, And Pre-5G Technology

Face ID is arguably the iPhone X's headlining feature, and according to reports, it's making its way to all the 2018 iPhones. What's more, bigger batteries and pre-5G technology are coming along to boot.

TECH December 9, 2017

Google Re-Enables Touch Controls On Home Mini After Gutting It Over Privacy Concerns

Google Home Mini devices can now be controlled using the built-in touch controls on the surface of their fabric. This feature was turned off in October after a user discovered a flaw that caused the fabric to trigger the buttons.

TECH December 9, 2017

Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Shazam doesn’t have to worry about turning a profit anymore. Apple is reportedly buying the popular app for $400 million, possibly benefitting from its augmented reality platform.

TECH December 9, 2017

Google Project Zero To Unleash iPhone Exploit That Will Enable iOS 11 Jailbreak

Google Project Zero's Ian Beer will soon release an iOS 11.1.2 exploit that will enable the fabled iOS 11 jailbreak. There is a high chance that an iPhone X jailbreak will arrive soon.

TECH December 9, 2017

Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Echo Speakers Now Available In 28 Countries Across Latin America And Europe

The availability of Amazon Music Unlimited and the Amazon Echo smart speakers have expanded to 28 more countries in Latin America and Europe. The move will allow Amazon to better challenge Spotify and Apple Music in the music streaming industry.

TECH December 10, 2017

$2999 Nvidia Titan V Launches As 'The Most Powerful PC GPU Ever'

NVIDIA officially launched 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created,' introducing the $2,999 Titan V GPU. The beastly device is the first consumer-grade GPU based on NVIDIA's Volta architecture.

TECH December 8, 2017

Instagram Might Soon Launch A Standalone App, Like Facebook Did With Messenger

Instagram is following the footsteps of Messenger. Apparently, the app is going to be split into two: the main Instagram app for typical photo-sharing features, and Direct for private messaging.

TECH December 8, 2017

New Google Search Feature Has Celebs Answering Your Burning Questions

Celebrities will now answer your questions about them directly on Google mobile search. Can Will Ferrell really play the drums? Just ask Google and Ferrell himself will answer.

TECH December 8, 2017

Apple Says The Important Thing Is To Be The First To Make Tech 'Fantastic'

For Apple, beating the competition to the punch of a new idea doesn't matter. What's important is being the first to make it 'fantastic,' such as the Face ID and the iPhone X notch.

TECH December 7, 2017

Apple Names App Of The Year, Game Of The Year For iPhone and iPad: Here Are The Winners For 2017

Apple awarded this year's App of the Year and Game of the Year for iPhones and iPads. The most popular apps and games on the App Store and content on Apple Music and iTunes for 2017 have also been revealed.

TECH December 8, 2017

General Electric To Cut 12,000 Jobs In Bid To Stabilize Its Power Unit

Amid dwindling demand for fossil fuel-based energy sources, General Electric is trying to refocus and stabilize its power unit. In the process, GE plans to cut 12,000 jobs from its global power business.

TECH December 7, 2017

Former Volkswagen Manager Gets Maximum Prison Sentence And Fine For 'Dieselgate' Emissions Fraud

Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt got seven years in prison and a $400,000 fine for his role in the 'Dieselgate' emissions fraud. The executive had made a plea deal back in August and this was the maximum sentence under plea.

TECH December 7, 2017

You Can No Longer Download Apps From The Chrome Web Store: But Why, Google?

Google has officially killed the Apps section on Chrome Web Store, signaling the end of minimally downloaded Chrome Apps. To replace them are Progressive Web Apps, which are more versatile and can work across platforms.

TECH December 7, 2017

Sequel To Vine Teased Again: What Is 'V2'?

The cofounder of Vine just teased everyone about the sequel to the popular app. It’s apparently called 'V2,' but whether it’ll function similarly to Vine remains hard to determine.

TECH December 7, 2017

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Unveiled: Will Focus On 4K HDR Video Recording, VR

Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 have now been revealed. It looks like the chipmaker has focused on improved camera capabilities and support for advanced virtual reality performance.

TECH December 7, 2017

Galaxy S9 'Unlikely' To Be Unveiled At CES 2018

It's official: Samsung has said that the Galaxy S9 showing up at CES 2018 is 'unlikely.' That means fans will have to wait a little longer to see the upcoming Galaxy flagship.

TECH December 7, 2017

Mozilla And Oath Headed To Court Over Firefox Default Search Engine Switch From Yahoo To Google

Mozilla decided to walk away from a contract with Yahoo and switch the Firefox default search engine to Google. The move triggered a lawsuit from Oath, which now includes Yahoo, with Mozilla firing back with a complaint of its own.

TECH December 6, 2017

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