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Apple Business Chat: What is it and how does it work?
Apple Business Chat: What is it and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Apple has added major new feature to its Messages app.Last summer, a new section on Apple's Developer site popped up. It outlined an upcoming feature, Read more

Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal
Barack and Michelle Obama land a multi-year Netflix production deal By Elyse Betters

Former US President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix.In a tweet on 21 May, Netflix formally announced a multi-year Read more

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS
10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS By Elyse Betters

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, the company announced it last June, and now, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps Read more

Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65
Google might be making a HoloLens-like AR headset called A65 By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a standalone HoloLens-like headset.The company is reportedly making a new headset that will use Qualcomm chips, and it will be built Read more

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July
Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July By Elyse Betters

No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration game that launched in 2016, is getting a massive update.The game's next update, called Next, will bring a much-requested Read more

Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games
Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games By Elyse Betters

Epic Games has announced that its hugely popular battle royale game is coming to Android.In a developer blog post, it confirmed the game, Fornite, would Read more

What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?
What is Garmin Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? By Elyse Betters

First, there was Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. Then, there was Fitbit Pay. Now, we have Garmin Pay. All these mobile payment systems work with Read more

What is Nissan Energy Solar, how much is it, and where is it available?
What is Nissan Energy Solar, how much is it, and where is it available? By Elyse Betters

Nissan has entered the solar panel market with Nissan Energy Solar.More than just some solar panels to fix on your roof, Energy Solar is a complete energy Read more

RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays
RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays By Elyse Betters

RED is making a smartphone, called Hydrogen One, which is reportedly coming to Verizon and AT&T sometime this summer.But, before you get all excited, RED Read more

Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs
Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs By Elyse Betters

HTC is mere days from announcing its next flagship, but, naturally, that doesn't mean the leaks will stop.Enter: Evan Blass, a reliable source of mobile Read more

Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more
Best Google Assistant headphones: Smart sounds from Bose, Sony, and more By Elyse Betters

Our guide to the best Google Assistant headphones to buy. Top headphones and earphones with Google Assistant capabilities. Find the best for you. Read more

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices
Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices By Elyse Betters

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.Amazon has released a new developer preview that Read more

Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it
Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has revealed its next all-powerful flagship at a London event.The London-based event kicked off at 5PM BST local time (6pm CET/12pm Eastern Time/9am Read more

Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year
Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to make a much cheaper line of Surface tablets.The company apparently wants to better compete with Apple's more budget-friendly iPad models, Read more

Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures
Google updates Pixel Buds with support for new gestures By Elyse Betters

Google just updated its Pixel Buds so that they respond to more gestures.When you use Pixel Buds with your Pixel phone, or any other Android device with Read more

If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps
If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps By Elyse Betters

Google's augmented reality platform now supports one of the most popular Android devices available: the Galaxy S9.Previously, ARCore was limited to Pixel Read more

Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress
Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress By Elyse Betters

Remember the dress that was blue and black or gold and white? Well, the internet has just surfaced a similar mind-bending stumper.Enter: the "Yanny"" or Read more

Peak blockchain: HTC's Exodus phone is all about cryptocurrency
Peak blockchain: HTC's Exodus phone is all about cryptocurrency By Elyse Betters

HTC is making a blockchain-powered phone.For those of you scratching your head, watch this John Oliver video on cryptocurrency and read our guide on Bitcoin, Read more

Latest OnePlus 6 leak shows off phone, pricing, and shipping date
Latest OnePlus 6 leak shows off phone, pricing, and shipping date By Elyse Betters

OnePlus is mere days away from launching its next phone, but that hasn't stopped the leaks, including one that includes pricing details.WinFuture noticed Read more

What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work?
What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Don't you wish you could just 'clear' your Facebook history?With the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people became aware of how much Read more

Which of these was taken on a OnePlus 6? You decide
Which of these was taken on a OnePlus 6? You decide By Elyse Betters

OnePlus is regularly teasing its upcoming smartphone, and the latest example is actually quite interesting.The so-called flagship killer is hellbent on Read more

Want to buy SpotMini? Boston Dynamics will sell its robot hellhound
Want to buy SpotMini? Boston Dynamics will sell its robot hellhound By Elyse Betters

Boston Dynamics is reportedly planning to sell its SpotMini robot.Yes, that means you, and the rest of the public, will be able to purchase this nightmare-inducing Read more

Apple just made its Carpool Karaoke show free to watch via TV app
Apple just made its Carpool Karaoke show free to watch via TV app By Elyse Betters

Apple has a new TV show, called Carpool Karaoke: The Series, that you can now watch - absolutely for free.The television show is accessible via Apple's Read more

Does Amazon want Alexa to become your in-home health aide?
Does Amazon want Alexa to become your in-home health aide? By Elyse Betters

Soon, you might be able to ask, "Alexa, am I sick?", and then possibly share your sensitive health data, such as symptoms, to your doctor.According to Read more

Watch Boston Dynamics' robots escape the lab
Watch Boston Dynamics' robots escape the lab By Elyse Betters

Atlas and SpotMini are ridiculously cool-looking and fun to watch. Boston Dynamics loves to release new videos of its robots doing creepy things, but Read more

Apple might launch an Apple Pay-branded credit card early next year
Apple might launch an Apple Pay-branded credit card early next year By Elyse Betters

Apple could get into the financial business, according to a new report.The Cupertino-based company is reportedly in the process of releasing a credit card. Read more

Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?
Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference? By Elyse Betters

When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify, Read more

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year
UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year By Elyse Betters

UPS has come with an innovative EV truck design that it'll pilot soon.Last year, the shipping company began testing a delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying Read more

Apple could soon let you subscribe to video services via its TV app
Apple could soon let you subscribe to video services via its TV app By Elyse Betters

Apple is expected to add a new capability to its TV app this year.According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple wants to copy Amazon by offering customers Read more

Alexa, unlock door: Schlage deadbolts gain new voice-unlocking skills
Alexa, unlock door: Schlage deadbolts gain new voice-unlocking skills By Elyse Betters

Door hardware maker Schlage is fullly embracing Alexa with new voice-controlled skills.It has announced the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Connect Read more

ZTE shut down all major operations in aftermath of US ban
ZTE shut down all major operations in aftermath of US ban By Elyse Betters

ZTE announced it has shut down operations and closed its online store following a US ban against it.ZTE is one of China's largest tech companies, and yet, Read more

Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter
Google I/O 2018: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

Google's developer conference has kicked off.The keynote speech is where we learn what the company has planned for the next version of Android and Google Read more

Google Duplex enables Assistant to call and book at businesses for you
Google Duplex enables Assistant to call and book at businesses for you By Elyse Betters

Google is at Google I/O 2018, where it just announced Google Duplex.It essentially improves Assistant so that it can book your appointments for you. Through Read more

Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please'
Google Assistant's new Pretty Please mode encourages kids to say 'please' By Elyse Betters

Google is demoing a bunch of new features at Google I/O 2018, including that it's going to teach your children to use 'the magic word'.A new Pretty Please Read more

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?
What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work? By Elyse Betters

If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Read more

Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails
Gmail's new Smart Compose tool uses AI to help you write entire emails By Elyse Betters

Google's annual developer conference is underway, with company executives currently on stage announcing new products, including that Gmail is getting another Read more

JBL Link Bar is Google Home and Android TV in one neat soundbar
JBL Link Bar is Google Home and Android TV in one neat soundbar By Elyse Betters

Google has shown off a JBL Link Bar at Google I/O. During the demo, it revealed new Android TV and Assistant features.This new soundbar features built-in Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's is now underway.Every year Microsoft spends a couple days trying to bring Read more

Apple's 2019 iPhone could sport three rear cameras like Huawei P20 Pro
Apple's 2019 iPhone could sport three rear cameras like Huawei P20 Pro By Elyse Betters

There are rumours that a future iPhone will have three rear cameras, and a new report adds more weight to the speculation.To be clear: the rumours are Read more

Elon Musk is 'super serious' about starting a candy company
Elon Musk is 'super serious' about starting a candy company By Elyse Betters

Elon Musk and Trump have something in common: Twitter. The two men use the service to say just about whatever comes to mind. In Musk's case, the latest Read more

What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive?
What is Android Things and when will the first devices arrive? By Elyse Betters

Android Things is finally ready.Google makes a bunch of perating systems: Android powers smartphones and tablets; Wear OS powers wearables like smartwatches; Read more

Flash sale: Buy Razer Phone at Best Buy or Amazon and save $100
Flash sale: Buy Razer Phone at Best Buy or Amazon and save $100 By Elyse Betters

Those of you who want the Razer Phone better hurry.The online retailer is holding a 24-hour flash sale, dropping the price of the Razer Phone by $100 to Read more

You can now buy Lenovo's Mirage Solo VR headset and VR camera
You can now buy Lenovo's Mirage Solo VR headset and VR camera By Elyse Betters

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is now available to buy from Lenovo.com.The device, billed as the first standalone Daydream VR headset that doesn't require a smartphone Read more

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them
Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them By Elyse Betters

Next time in you're in Vegas, fire up the Lyft app and you may be able to catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle.Lyft has announced that it's rolling Read more

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040
UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040 By Elyse Betters

The UK government could soon impose a new type of car ban in order to encourage the production and sale of purely electric vehicles.According to Autocar, Read more

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day
May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day By Elyse Betters

Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. Read more

Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS
Wear OS: Your complete guide to Google's smartwatch OS By Elyse Betters

Four years after launching Android Wear, Google has renamed it to Wear OS and given the operating system new branding.That means Android Wear is no more. Read more

Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping
Instagram now lets users natively add credit and debit cards for shopping By Elyse Betters

Instagram is about to become a full-fledged e-commerce platform.The Facebook-owned app has added a native payments feature, although it's currently limited Read more

Google Assistant now works with 5,000 devices, will add more soon
Google Assistant now works with 5,000 devices, will add more soon By Elyse Betters

Days ahead of its I/O developer conference, Google has provided an update about how far Assistant has come since debuting two years ago.The company's voice Read more

RED just delayed its smartphone, says it has 'no idea' what it's doing
RED just delayed its smartphone, says it has 'no idea' what it's doing By Elyse Betters

RED has delayed launching its Hydrogen One smartphone, and it sounds like the company is knee-deep in hot mess.The camera maker will now launch it in late Read more

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