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We’re live at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 event!

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:15pm
Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, but wouldn't you know it — Samsung wanted all the attention it could get. Because of that, we're coming to you this morning from beautiful, foggy San Francisco, where the company plans to finally...

'LittleBigPlanet' follow-up 'Dreams' comes to creators this spring

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:55am
Media Molecule's Dreams has generated a lot of buzz for its creative potential during its beta phase, and soon it'll be available to everyone. The LittleBigPlanet studio has announced that its PS4 crafting tool will be available in Early Access form...

Windows 10 Timeline now works with Chrome

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:03am
A new Windows 10 extension for Google Chrome allows users to access Windows 10's Timeline feature with Chrome. Timeline displays recent activity -- across Windows 10 PCs, enabled apps, the Edge browser for iPhone and Android devices and Office 365 ap...

FCC claims rural broadband access is improving

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:30am
In a draft of its annual Broadband Deployment report, the Federal Communications Commission says the so-called digital divide is narrowing. Millions more Americans have access to modern broadband connectivity, particularly in rural regions. As such,...

Razer's job cuts signal a shift away from mobile

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:11am
Razer's decision to close its game store wasn't its only cost-cutting measure. The game hardware maker has cut 30 jobs (about 2 percent of its workforce), and its mobile team appears to have been affected more than most. In a statement to Droid Lif...

We need to talk about Huawei's (alleged) thefts

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:00am
Most rational people don't go out of their way to buy a product that has a whiff of illegality about it. You don't see people bragging about their conflict diamond bracelets or talking up sweatshop labor used to make their clothes. So why would peopl...

How to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 9:49am
Samsung is holding its annual Unpacked event today, which means new devices are on the way. While the company hasn't confirmed what it'll be showing off, it's expected to reveal sevearl versions of latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galax...

Citymapper launches a transit-only payment card for London

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 9:42am
Like many big cities, navigating London can be a struggle, with the sheer volume of transit options being confusing. Its maps, though beautiful, can be misleading to tourists and those passing through, which is why apps like Citymapper exist. The app...

Apple's iOS-to-Mac efforts will reportedly start this June

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:16am
Google isn't the only one with a sweet tooth for cross-platform apps. Apple's own gestating app merger -- code-named "Marzipan" -- is set to launch at WWDC in June, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple will reportedly start by giving devs the...

Microsoft: Russian hackers are trying to influence EU elections

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 8:02am
The European Elections come at a crucial time for the world, since their outcome could ultimately dictate if peace in Europe can be maintained. That explains why the number of attempts to undermine the process by a hostile nation state (with a name t...

LG explains how the G8 ThinQ's tiny gesture sensor works

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:41am
LG has revealed more details about the "Time of Flight" sensor that will likely power the G8 ThinQ's touchless gestures. Built by LG's Innotek division, it reflects infrared light off of a subject, measures how long it takes to return and uses the da...

Xiaomi made its own version of the Google Home Hub

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:22am
At the Mi 9 launch event in China, Xiaomi has revealed that it's working on a smart home hub -- one with looks that might conjure up images of the Lenovo Smart Clock and the Google Home Hub. It's called the Xiao Ai Touchscreen Speaker Box, and while...

Google put a microphone in Nest Secure and forgot to tell anyone

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:02am
Google's decision to bring Assistant-enabled voice controls to its Nest Secure system is causing a stir almost a year after the integration was rolled out. The problem is no one actually knew the security device, launched in September, 2017, packed a...

The Morning After: The Galaxy S10 cometh

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 6:25am
Hey, good morning! Samsung's big phone event is finally here. From the latest in its S-series to something a bit more foldable, we're ready and waiting for all the news to start rolling in at 2PM ET. Before we get to that, though, there's the busine...

Chevrolet finally adds ‘find my car’ to its app

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 6:00am
Chevrolet is adding a "vehicle locate" feature to its mobile app that lets you, and up to 10 designated people, pinpoint your car's whereabouts. Though it doesn't offer constant tracking in the vein of Tesla's always-on GPS or Uber's Trip Tracker, it...

NASA is close to finalizing its drone traffic control system for cities

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 5:32am
NASA is ready to put its drone traffic management system to the ultimate test and has chosen Nevada and Texas as its final testing sites. The agency, together with the FAA, has been developing an Unmanned aircraft Traffic Management (UTM) system over...

Vivo’s notch-free V15 Pro has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 4:25am
Vivo has unveiled its second smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera, but this time, it's far from being a gimmick. The V15 Pro, first revealed earlier this month, packs a front facing camera with no less than 32-megapixels, surely one of the highest-...

Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on: Speedy, stylish and a great camera, too

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 3:00am
Xiaomi officially pulled back the curtain on its new Mi 9 in China a few hours ago, but a flashy presentation only ever tells you so much. Sure, the top-level stuff seems solid enough: there's a Snapdragon 855 with either 6GB or 12GB of RAM inside, p...

Xiaomi's triple-camera Mi 9 has a fast 20W wireless charger

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 2:15am
Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 9 at an event in China after months of teasers. The triple-camera flagship is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 chip, and is supported by 6 to 8GB of RAM -- depending on which model you get. During the eve...

Tesla rumor claims Model 3 leasing is right around the corner

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 1:45am
If purchasing a brand new Model 3 -- even at its latest starting price of $42,900 -- is too much of a commitment for you, the option to lease could be coming soon. Electrek cites internal emails in a report saying that the company is preparing employ...

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