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7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there

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Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, surveillance, digital snooping, and data theft. While governments and companies wage war about how much... >>

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

Yo is an actual at-home male fertility test you just use with your phone

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Ah, technology.Thanks to the wonder of a smartphones, as well as app-enabled devices, you can now test male fertility from the comfort of home. A new setup, called Yo, is able to turn your phone's camera into a microscope powerful enough to zoom in... >>

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

Microsoft hasn't sold many HoloLens headsets, but that's okay

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Microsoft doesn't care about HoloLens headset sales.It's been over six months since Microsoft opened up the mixed-reality headset to everyone. The company began selling developer kits last year for $3,000 a pop, and then in August, it made them available... >>

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

HTC Vive's VR headset designer is now working on Google Daydream

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The same day it was revealed Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi to head up Facebook-Oculus' virtual reality efforts, HTC's now-former design lead announced he is begun working on the Google Daydream platform.Claude Zellweger, according to his Twitter (where... >>

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

Google Pixel 2 flagship and Pixel 2B budget phone details leak out

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Not wanting to miss out on what seems to be the official phone leak week, Google Pixel has popped up with its own set of rumours.9to5Google has shared some details about the next-generation "Pixel 2". It's supposed to feature waterproofing with a "decent... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

Samsung Galaxy S8 to launch 29 March, huge leak and pic reveals all

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The Galaxy S8 will be "significantly different" from previous Samsung flagships, according to a report, which has revealed everything you need to know about the phones, including when they'll launch.VentureBeat's Evan Blass has published several leaked... >>

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

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Francis Ford Coppola is turning one of his classic films into a game.American Zoetrope, a privately run American film studio founded by both Coppola and George Lucas, has partnered with a team of entertainment and games industry veterans to develop a... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak details 'infinity' display and more

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More details on the Samsung Galaxy S8 have leaked out pertaining to its display, assistant, and more.The Guardian has published some "exclusive" details on the upcoming flagship phone, including that it will be available in two different sizes and will... >>

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

Apple is bringing iOS' Night Shift mode to Macs with Sierra update

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If you own a Mac and are looking for ways to reduce your eye strain or even get more sleep at night, you're in luck.Apple’s Night Shift is coming to macOS. It's shown up in the latest 10.12.4 beta of MacOS Sierra for Macs, which is supposed to launch... >>

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive next month with built-in cellular data

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Android Wear seems to be making a comeback this year.Determined not to be left out of the loop, Huawei is reportedly planning to unveil a newer, sportier Huawei Watch. It'll be called Huawei Watch 2, according to Venture Beat, and you can expect it to... >>

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

Apple to launch Find My AirPods feature with iOS 10.3 update

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Have you seen the new Apple AirPods commercial?The one with the guy basically dancing on buildings and whatnot throughout a city? No? Well, here it is:Okay, so after watching that, if you're anything like us, you probably wondered how the dude didn't... >>

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

You can now use Google Home to control Belkin and Honeywell devices

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Google Home is slowly adding more partners.At launch, you could use the voice-activated speaker to control connected devices from Philips Hue, Nest, and Samsung Smart Things. You could also control services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, and... >>

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

LG G6 fully (well, partially) revealed in leaked photo - see it here

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LG is still a month away from unveiling its next flagship, but thanks to a new leak, we know what it will look like.The leak, posted by The Verge, only shows the top half of the LG G6. As you can see from the image (above), which appears to be a press... >>

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

Snapchat adds universal search: Here's how it lets you quickly find friends and chat

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Snapchat is rolling out a new design for iOS and Android users.The update (version 10.0.0), which released on 23 January, not only introduces a quicker way to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app, but also universal search bar... >>

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your domestic AI

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Google Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive... >>

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

LG G6 might come with Google Assistant (and maybe even Alexa)

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LG's next flagship could be getting a coveted feature: Google Assistant.Oh, and maybe Amazon Alexa.Currently, the only phones with Google Assistant are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If LG were add Assistant to the upcoming LG G6, it would make LG the... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

Brace yourself - ginger emoji are in the works

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Equality is a beautiful thing.According to a report by Emojipedia, Unicode Technical Committee members, which collectively and officially decide which type of emoji we get, will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino in late January to consider new... >>

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers will soon be Google Home speakers

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Forget about Alexa. Google's Assistant is going to be everywhere soon.With Amazon's Alexa appearing in every other gadget these days, it's no surprise to see Google is allowing third-party device makers to integrate its Google Home assistant into their... >>

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

Tesla cars may be even safer now due to Autopilot, US probe finds

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Tesla's got to be gloating right now.The electric automaker's crash rate has fallen ever since it launched its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it's finished a preliminary... >>

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

LinkedIn has an all-new look for the first time in years

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People use LinkedIn, right?The Microsoft-owned company must be exploring ways to spice things up, because it refreshed its entire professional networking site on Thursday. It has an all-new look that simplifies everything and appears to make it much easier... >>

This app just made homework obsolete

This app just made homework obsolete

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Kids these days got it so easy.Don't believe us? Check out Socratic. It lets you cheat on your homework. As in, it lets you take a pic of any problem, including math problems, whether it's an equation or a written question, and it'll not only show you... >>

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

These leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 front panels hint at phones' design

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Want to know what Samsung's next flagships might look like?Feast your eyes on the photo above. It's yet another look at the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Well, their front panels anyway. As you can see from the leaked photo, both models appear... >>

Confirmed: LG G6 to be announced on 26 February

Confirmed: LG G6 to be announced on 26 February

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The G6 is almost upon us.LG has sent invites to the media for an event to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 26 February, the day before the Mobile World Congress trade show kicks off in the city. Samsung traditionally dominates this Sunday, but the company... >>

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

What is Meitu and why is everyone using it?

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Forget about Prisma. Meitu is the latest photo-editing app to go viral.The Chinese app has been around since 2008, but it landed in the US in early January and already has about 430 million users outside of China. It's been installed on 1.1 billion devices... >>

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

Leica's new M10 rangefinder brings the M series into the digital age

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Leica has a new M series rangefinder camera, but it's digital. Called the M10, it is Leica’s first interchangeable lens digital rangefinder and the successor to the M240. It features a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Leica’s Maestro II image... >>

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

Yep, the worst passwords of 2016 were still led by '123456'

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It seems no one got the memo from last year: "123456" doesn't make a good password.Despite pleading from security experts, many of us still use go-to, easy-to-recall passwords for most of our online accounts. Gemalto recently surveyed 9,000 consumers... >>

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

Google's two LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches revealed, coming 9 Feb

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New information has surfaced on Google's upcoming pair of Android Wear 2.0 watches, including the name of the manufacturer.According to Venture Beat's Evan Blass, a usually reliable leaker, Google will unveil its much-rumoured smartwatches on 9 February... >>

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

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Twitter is killing Vine as we know it.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued and turned into Vine Camera. Although many Vine creators found... >>

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

16 Snapchat tips and tricks you probably had no clue about

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Snapchat is easy to learn and use -- as long as you have someone to show you the ropes.You can take a photo or a video, add a caption or doodle or filter or sticker or lens over top, and then send the final creation (aka a "snap") to a friend. Or, you... >>

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

28 Snapchatters to follow for their awesome Snapchat stories

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It's easy to find famous or interesting people to follow on just about every social network, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But Snapchat is the exception; it doesn't even make it close to easy.To add Snapchatters, you must know their usernames,... >>

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

Take a tour with President Obama through the White House in VR

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Obama is leaving the White House in the most 2017 way: in VR.He filmed a virtual-reality experience that's basically a tour through the White House. Called The People's House (another name for the White House), it's supposed to be for people who want... >>

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

25 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

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If you're anything like us, you probably can't wait for the day you can go to the store and easily (and cheaply) buy a robot to clean your house, wait on you, and do whatever you want.We know that day is a long way off, but technology is getting better... >>

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

Is LG about to launch a round Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch?

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LG is getting ready to unveil the LG G6 at Mobile World Congress next month, but it looks like that's not all we can expect from the company.An Android Wear device from LG recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission, and according... >>

Motorola sends out invites to 26 February event, likely for new phone

Motorola sends out invites to 26 February event, likely for new phone

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Motorola is teasing a new phone launch.The Lenovo-owned company has sent an event invitation to the media. It depicts a Moto smartphone casting a shadow in the shape of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. The company has scheduled its event there... >>

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

ElliQ is a super cute voice-activated robot companion for the elderly

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We can't wait for a world where everyone has a robot.Beyond the fact that it means we'd never have to do the dishes again or maybe even mow our lawn or schedule tedious appointments, we'd like to think about the robots of tomorrow as being potentially... >>

Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap)

Yep, this is a retro Macintosh Apple Watch stand (and it's dirt cheap)

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Apple fanboys are about to lose their minds. See that gadget above? Yep, it's an Apple Watch stand.Now that you're done picking your jaw up off the floor, let us tell you a bit about it. Called the Elago W3 Apple Watch stand, it's a $15 silicone smartwatch... >>

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

What is YouTube's paid Super Chat feature and how does it work?

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YouTube has announced a feature that'll give creators more money.Called Super Chat, it essentially allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams. So, when someone goes live, you will see a new cash symbol in the chat window and can click it to... >>

Are drones in trouble? Now Lily autonomous drone is shutting down

Are drones in trouble? Now Lily autonomous drone is shutting down

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Yesterday, Google killed its Titan Aero-based drone program, and now the crowd-funded Lily camera drone has shut down.The two are unrelated, but we're beginning to wonder if the drone market is consolidating or simply dying. It's too early to tell, of... >>

Adobe wants you to Photoshop your future selfies using just your voice

Adobe wants you to Photoshop your future selfies using just your voice

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Imagine a world where you ask your device to make you look 10 pounds skinner in some photo... and it can just do it.We've all wished we could say our essays aloud and have them be written out in a document on our computer - no physical typing required... >>

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

Google reveals when Android Wear 2.0 will arrive - and it's soon

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You'll soon have new Android Wear software goodies to keep you busy.It's been eight months since Google announced the Android Wear 2.0 update for Android Wear devices, and a few months since it confirmed the software was delayed but would arrive by early... >>

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

Google shuts down Titan drone program in favour of Project Loon

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Technology is an ever-changing industry -- just look at Google.Startups are founded and collapse on a seemingly daily basis -- and Google's moonshots are no different. Alphabet confirmed to Business Insider it is killing its solar-powered drone project. 9to5Google first... >>

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

New Windows 10 privacy dashboard gives you more control over data

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Most people are concerned about their privacy, especially when it comes to their computers and mobile devices.So, in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's accusation about Windows 10 sending an "unprecedented amount of usage data" back to... >>

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

Apple found out what's messing with the new MacBook Pro's battery life

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Apple knows what is causing the new MacBook Pro's battery woes.A couple weeks after Consumer Reports failed to recommend the latest MacBook Pro due to inconsistent battery life, Apple has announced that it worked with the publication to identify the problem:... >>

Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you

Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you

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Not everybody wants a laptop, especially people who are audiophiles and desire more than tiny speakers crammed into a slim form factor.But that doesn't mean they want a tower setup either. For those type of niche people, Dell has something new: the 2017... >>

Misfit Vapor preview: Designer touchscreen watch in a waterproof package

Misfit Vapor preview: Designer touchscreen watch in a waterproof package

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Misfit has unveiled a designer touchscreen smartwatch with a round screen and waterproofing. But, best of all, it doesn't have a "flat tyre".The Fossil Group-owned company, which is known for making low-power wearables, showed off Vapor at this year's... >>

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

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If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... >>

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

ZTE Blade V8 Pro preview: Dual camera action on a budget

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What does ZTE's latest phone have in common with the Honor 6x and Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom?Besides being unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, they each sport dual cameras, allowing you to capture photos with a a "bokeh" depth-of-field effect.... >>

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone

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Asus went after mixed reality geeks with the ZenFone AR, but with the  Zenfone 3 Zoom, it's targeting photographers.All the major smartphones from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had multiple camera lenses, including the ZenFone 3... >>

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality

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The first phone with both Google Tango and Google Daydream is here.While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Asus unveiled the ZenFone AR, the second Tango-enabled phone to debut. What makes this interesting is that it also comes with Daydream,... >>