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The Amazon Echo 2 Will Look And Sound Better: Be Afraid, Google Home And Apple HomePod

Amazon is reportedly working on the Amazon Echo 2, an updated version of the company's Alexa-powered smart speaker that will look and sound better than the original. The Google Home and the Apple HomePod should definitely be worried.

TECH July 13, 2017

How To Install iOS 11 Public Beta 2 And What's New In The Update

Apple has released iOS 11 public beta 2, and that means you can now try out some new features. Here's what's new in the latest update so far and how to install it.

TECH July 13, 2017

Worldwide PC Market Continues To Decline, Drops By 4.3 Percent In Q2 2017

PC shipments all over the world fell 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest figure it has recorded since 2007. But some PC manufacturers saw growth amid the market slump.

TECH July 13, 2017

Backup And Sync From Google Desktop Tool Now Available To Windows, Mac Users

Users may now finally download Google’s handy Backup and Sync tool, which puts folders up in the cloud for easy access. The tool is now available for both Mac and Windows owners.

TECH July 13, 2017

Here's What The Google Pixel XL 2 Could Look Like In 'Very Silver,' 'Really Blue'

A leaked render of Google's Pixel XL 2 in 'Quite Black' recently made rounds online. Now images based on it have popped up, giving a look at the upcoming phone in 'Very Silver' and 'Really Blue.'

TECH July 13, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11 Download Speeds Become Faster Via Sprint Update

Sprint has confirmed that its most recent update will give Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 speed bumps. Radio problems and miscalculations caused the slower download speeds, according to the network.

TECH July 12, 2017

Huawei Launches Limited Edition KFC Smartphone In China To Celebrate Fast Food Chain's 30th Anniversary

Huawei has launched a limited edition KFC-branded smartphone in China that is a version of the mid-range Enjoy 7 Plus. The device was created to celebrate KFC's 30th anniversary in the Asian country.

TECH July 13, 2017

Third-Party Developers May Gain Access To Your Alexa Audio Recordings

Amazon could grant developers access to transcripts of Alexa user recordings. Reports say the move is the company’s way of staying competitive in the smart speaker race, especially with Apple and Google in the pack.

TECH July 13, 2017

Verizon Customer Service Partner Exposes Data Of 6 Million Accounts: Here's What Subscribers Should Do

Data belonging to at least 6 million Verizon subscribers were leaked online due to an unprotected Amazon Web Services server. Verizon customers who recently contacted the carrier's customer services should take certain steps to protect their accounts from being compromised.

TECH July 13, 2017

New Report Claims The Galaxy Note 8 Will Arrive On Aug. 23

Samsung is rumored to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 next month. If true, it could give the company an advantage over Apple's upcoming iPhone 8.

TECH July 13, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality And Why Should You Care?

The internet, as we know it, is in trouble. If we lose the fight for net neutrality then we lose the fight for an open and free internet.

TECH July 12, 2017

Samsung Refutes Claims That The Galaxy S8 Is Less Successful Than The Galaxy S7: Here's Why

Some analysts believe the Galaxy S8's market performance is not as great as the Galaxy S7's, but Samsung doesn't agree. The company refutes such claims, arguing that such a comparison is premature at this point.

TECH July 12, 2017

Jelly Pro Smartphone Review: Tiny Yet Solid, With Android Nougat On A Budget

Jelly is the world's smallest 4G smartphone, arriving as a low-cost handset with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. I've spent a week with the Jelly Pro version and I'm pleasantly surprised, but there are also drawbacks.

TECH July 13, 2017

Apple Falls Into Panic Mode As Software Problems Plague iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, 3D Face Scanning In Trouble

There is 'a sense of panic in the air' in Apple, according to a report by Fast Company. The iPhone 8 team is said to be encountering software problems surrounding the upcoming smartphone's wireless charging and 3D face scanning features.

TECH July 12, 2017

The New Self-Driving Audi A8 Will Reduce Headaches From Traffic Jams: How Will The Traffic Jam Pilot Feature Work?

The new Audi A8 will offer the Traffic Jam Pilot, a self-driving system that will take full control of the vehicle at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. How will the feature work?

TECH July 12, 2017

Louis Vuitton Unveils Tambour Horizon Luxury Smartwatch: Is It Smart To Spend This Much $$$ For A Smartwatch?

Louis Vuitton has finally joined the smartwatch bandwagon with its luxurious Tambour Horizon smartwatch, with an AMOLED screen and Android Wear to boot. Just wait till you see the price.

TECH July 12, 2017

Facebook Gives Advertisers More Space With Messenger Ads (And We Have A Bad Feeling About This)

Facebook has announced that it will start showing ads on the Messenger home screen. The move, which comes directly from beta tests performed in Thailand and Australia, is a way to make the platform profitable.

TECH July 12, 2017

You Need At Least $1,750 To Buy The World's First Wireless Charging Laptop, AKA The Dell Latitude 7285

Dell has disclosed all there is to know about the world's first wireless charging laptop, otherwise known as the 2-in-1 Latitude 7285, including price and availability. However, it's not all good news.

TECH July 12, 2017

Logitech Announces $85 Million Deal To Acquire Gaming Headset Maker Astro, Expands Reach To Console Gamers

Logitech has plans to buy the gaming headset maker Astro for $85 million in cash to gain a more prominent position in the console market.

TECH July 11, 2017

Twitter's New CFO Is Former Goldman Sachs Director Ned Segal

Twitter has finally found a CFO after an eight-month search. Former Goldman Sachs managing director will take the CFO position from Anthony Noto, who has helmed the position for months.

TECH July 12, 2017

Amazon Echo Sales For This Year's Amazon Prime Day Already Three Times More Than Last Year

Amazon Echo sales for Amazon Prime Day 2017 are already three times more compared to last year's version of the annual shopping event. According to sources, thousands of Amazon Echo devices are being sold per minute worldwide.

TECH July 11, 2017

New Render Reveals What The Next Google Pixel XL Will Look Like: Slimmer Bezels, Massive Camera Lens, And Squeezable Frame

A new render by Android Police could be the first good look at the Google Pixel XL 2. The smartphone has smaller bezels compared to its predecessor, with a massive camera lens and a squeezable frame.

TECH July 12, 2017

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Phone 8.1: What Is The Future Of the Mobile OS?

Microsoft is ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1, but is this the end for a mobile Windows OS? We don't think so and here's why.

TECH July 11, 2017

Deutsche Bank Warns iPhone 8 Sales May Fall Well Short Of Expectations

Sales of Apple's iPhone 8 might fall short of expectations. A new report by Deutsche Bank suggests that Apple's investors might be setting their sights too high.

TECH July 12, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

TECH July 11, 2017

iOS 11 Beta 3 Now Available To Developers: iPad Improvements, Notification Center Upgrade, And More

Apple has now released the iOS 11 beta 3, which includes a number of changes and refinements to overall performance. Developers can now access the latest beta release.

TECH July 11, 2017

Samsung Really Doesn't Want You To Remap The Galaxy S8 Bixby Button

Samsung has once again disabled Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users from remapping the dedicated Bixby button on their phones. Right now, it seems only T-Mobile variants are affected.

TECH July 11, 2017

Google Rolls Out Panic Detection Mode In Android 7.1 Nougat To Protect Users From Malware: How Does It Work?

Google quietly added a new panic detection mode in Android 7.1 Nougat. The feature will help users fight back against malware trying to hijack their Android devices, and here is how it works.

TECH July 11, 2017

Twitter Wants You To Steer Clear Of Trolls, Launches Feature That Lets You Mute Strangers

Twitter just rolled out new options that will enable users to mute notifications from certain accounts. By accessing the Advanced Filters settings, users can now choose to avoid receiving notifications from trolls and users who spew abusive content.

TECH July 11, 2017

Internet Reacts To Jayden K Smith, The Facebook Hacker Hoax

You've probably seen a warning message that says you shouldn't accept a friend request from Jayden K Smith, the Facebook hacker. In short, it's a hoax, but on the bright side, it spurred a ton of jokes on the internet.

TECH July 11, 2017

Oculus Highlights The Importance Of VR Exclusives, Explains Why They're Necessary

Oculus content VP Jason Rubin has now spoken about the company’s approach to exclusives. He has highlighted the importance of such titles, noting that creating such an ecosystem can drive VR adoption.

TECH July 10, 2017

Lucid Air Zooms To 235 MPH In Testing: Is The Electric Supercar The Best Tesla Challenger So Far?

Lucid Motors could be the best Tesla challenger so far, as the prototype of the Lucid Air reached speeds of 235 miles per hour. The Tesla Model S, in comparison, has a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

TECH July 11, 2017

Microsoft 365 Is The Office And Windows Bundle Targeted At Business Users

Microsoft has just announced new Office 365 plans at its Inspire conference, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. These plans, targeted mainly for business or enterprise owners, are part of the company’s growing cloud services.

TECH July 11, 2017

iPhone 8 Might Start At $1,200, Face Launch Delay Due To Touch ID

Apple fans might be in for some bad news, as the iPhone 8 could start at $1,200. More than that, its release date could be pushed back because of Touch ID issues.

TECH July 10, 2017

Oculus Rift And Touch Controller Drop To $399 For Limited Time, $200 Off Regular Price

Facebook has kicked off an attractive summer sale, slashing $200 off the price of the Oculus Rift with Touch controller. The bundle is temporarily available at $399 starting Monday, July 10.

TECH July 10, 2017

Apple Will Offer 4 iPhone 8 Colors, Including A Mirror-Like Option, Leaker Claims

Reliable leaker Benjamin Geskin claimed that the iPhone 8 will come in four colors, one of which is a mirror-like option that he explained by using a case as an example. What could the other three color options be?

TECH July 10, 2017

Smart Speaker Breaks Up Domestic Violence Before It Got Worse: Here's What Happened

A smart speaker helped break up a domestic violence case by calling the authorities. The always-listening feature of these devices may be considered as invasion of privacy, but in this instance, it may have saved a life.

TECH July 10, 2017

Google's Chrome OS Launcher To Turn Chromebooks Into Touch-Friendly Devices

Google has something up its sleeve for Chromebook users: a new Chrome OS launcher with touch-friendly controls. Currently, the feature is far from stable, though.

TECH July 10, 2017

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Render Leak Shows What The Phablet Will Likely Look Like

A new Galaxy Note 8 render has leaked thanks to SlashLeaks. The image, which depicts the smartphone’s front panel, ties up with most rumors suggesting the the phone will sport an Infinity Display.

TECH July 10, 2017

Reliance Jio May Have Suffered India's Worst Data Breach: Personal Information Of Over 120 Million Subscribers Possibly Compromised

Various reports claimed that the personal information of Reliance Jio subscribers were leaked online. If the allegations are true, the incident could be the worst data breach in India, with data of more than 120 million customers compromised.

TECH July 10, 2017

Battery-Free Phone Prototype Is The First Step Toward World Without Mobile Chargers

University of Washington researchers have introduced a battery-free phone, marking the beginning of the end of mobile chargers and solving the battery problems that users commonly face.

TECH July 10, 2017

Google Home Bundle Offered On eBay For $99 Before Amazon Prime Day: Will It Sway Customers Away From The Amazon Echo?

Google and eBay teamed up to launch a $99 Google Home bundle right before Amazon Prime Day. Will the offer be good enough to put a dent on the massive sales expected for the Amazon Echo in the annual event?

TECH July 10, 2017

First Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off The Production Line: Is It Time For You To Buy An Electric Car?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a picture of the first production Model 3 ever built. With the mass-market electric vehicle finally hitting roads soon, is it time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car?

TECH July 9, 2017

New Windows Insider Build Includes Edge Improvements, Notifications, A Fix To DPI Issues, And More

Microsoft is preparing a new build of Windows Insider that will have several new features. Chief among them is the fix for high DPI displays and improvements to the Edge browser.

TECH July 8, 2017

New Surface Pro Random Shutdown And Hibernation Issues: Microsoft Looking Into It

The 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro is randomly turning off or hibernating, according to user reports. Microsoft says it only affects a small number of users and it's looking into the matter.

TECH July 8, 2017

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