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Google’s Pixel 2 might be the fastest smartphone released this year

Every year, flagship phones get faster. That’s not a surprise any more, and devices like the Galaxy S8 and the OnePlus 5 pack mobile chips built on …

Apple included wild new hidden wallpapers in its latest software updates

The Apple TV got 24 new nifty flyover screensavers, from cities like Los Angeles and Dubai, and landscapes in China and Greenland. iDownloadBlog did the work categorizing the new flyovers and extracting direct download links.<p>And because Apple's new MacBooks have screens with better color display, …

FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks.<p>The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off …

Samsung now has a 4TB SSD drive (but it's $1,500)

If you’re in the market for an SSD drive with tons of storage space, Samsung has one you should consider — if you have $1,500 to spare.<p>The already popular 850 Evo line now has a 4TB option, which is its largest capacity. You can now incrementally get SSD storage from 128GB up to 4TB, with prices …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony Glass Sound Speaker

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech<p>Sony’s Glass Sound Speaker is a wireless Bluetooth speaker built into an LED lantern, a unique speaker that merges …

New Samsung patent reveals more details of folding tablet

If you ever thought that your tablet is a little big for your bag or pocket, the Samsung definitely wants to change this and to offer a device that …

Gear & Gadgets

The 50 Best Air Jordan Football Player Exclusives

Defumblr’s Smarter Android Lockscreen Takes Cues From Apple’s “Proactive” Features

A new mobile application from a co-founder of Reputation.com wants to re-imagine how consumers interact with their smartphones. Instead of unlocking the device and launching apps for common actions – like replying to calls, texts and emails; making to-do lists; seeing what’s nearby; or reading the …

Random Order Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Stand

List Price:<p>$49.99<p>Price:<p>$42.95<p>You Save:<p>$7.04 (14% Off)<p>Product Description<p>Randomorder Fast Wireless Charger for wireless compatible devices. Fast …

Meet the 18-year-old who's skipping college to start a club for 'hackers'

Now, at 18, Latta is living in San Francisco and working on his rapidly expanding coding organization called Hack Club.<p>"I've always found myself able to learn the most when I can completely throw myself at something," Latta told Business Insider.<p>Latta has certainly thrown himself intensely into his …

These Are The Internet’s Best Pick Up Lines, For When You Need To Get Lucky In A Hurry

It can be tough out there trying to find a lasting relationship. Hell, it can be hard just to find a match on Tinder. They say that “there’s someone for everyone,” you just have to get out there and find them. Unfortunately, most people don’t have as much game as they’d like to think, as this …

Giving birth can be as hard on your body as running a marathon

According to new research, giving birth can be as traumatic to a woman's body as hardcore sports like running a marathon — but doctors often don't treat it that way.<p>"Childbirth is arguably one of the most dramatic musculoskeletal events the human body undergoes," write the authors of a new …

California cracks down on hoverboards with new safety restrictions

California is imposing new safety restrictions on "hoverboards," the (literally) hottest tech toy of the season.<p>The new law, which went into effect …

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Biotech’s Insane Year

<i>The staff of Fortune recently assembled the best business moments of 2015. Here’s one of our picks.</i><p>It was a year of amazing highs and humiliating …

Forget breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian broke the App Store

Looking forward to Christmas? So am I — unless humanity ignominiously implodes en route to December 25.<p>What would lead me to raise that possibility? Oh, just the fact that not only did Kim Kardashian’s newly-launched emoji app immediately shoot to the top of the App Store charts, but its popularity …

App Store

Jeremy’s 5: Apple Pencil battery, Octane for Apple Watch, Free Google/Spotify $, djay Pro + Scribblenauts Unlimited

Welcome to something new I’m trying out for 9to5Mac — a quick roundup of 5 interesting little things I’ve tested and discovered over the past week. These are all items that aren’t big enough for full articles, but are worth sharing with you anyway.<p>This week’s topics: real-world testing notes on the …

Apple Watch

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store

Microsoft has a new app out called ‘Microsoft Apps‘ on Android that contains a list of its Android apps that you can download on the Android app store.<p>There are two parts to this development. The first is that Microsoft’s cross-platform work continues, and that the company has yet to let up an inch …

Apps

People are saying that Google's new tablet computer isn't a good device

The hardware is made by Google which is unusual as the company usually licenses its Android operating system to third-parties, such as Samsung or HTC, that then make the hardware.<p>Reviews of the device are not positive, however.<p>Walt Mossberg, a long-time and well-respected technology columnist, …

You think Apple’s Smart Battery Case is ugly? Wait ’til you see its insides

For the Apple fans disappointed in the Quasimodo look of the new Smart Battery Case, there is probably great satisfaction in seeing it all busted up. Yes, the staff at <i>iFixit</i> wasted no time prying one open to behold the guts of the beast.<p><i>iFixit</i> did not defend the case from the “ugly” tag so many …

Is the leaked HP Falcon Windows phone evidence of HP’s return to making phones?

Microsoft wants to make Windows 10 a success on both the desktop and on the smartphone. The new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL may not be the devices to …

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Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Telecoms

99 Games We Want To Play If Sony Brings A PS2 Emulator To The PS4

I got 99 games and Jak 2 is one.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando</i><p><b>2.</b> <i>Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal</i><p><b>3.</b> <i>Ratchet & Clank</i><p><b>4.</b> <i>Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy</i><p><b>5.</b> <i>Jak II</i><p><b>6.</b> <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4</i><p><b>7.</b> <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3</i><p><b>8.</b> <i>Tony Hawk's Underground</i><p><b>9.</b> <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i><p><b>10</b>. <i>Star Wars: Battlefront II</i><p><b>11.</b> <i>Red</i> …

Harry Potter

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: thinnest, lightest tablet with a stunning screen

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab S2 tablet is the thinnest yet, outdoing both Apple and Sony, and it comes with a vibrant 9.7in screen and a microSD card slot for storing hundreds of movies.<p>The follow up to the Galaxy Tab S, the first truly good Samsung tablet, improves on design and speed, but swaps a …

Phones

Nissan built a self-driving car with a steering wheel that transforms into a tablet

While there are no current plans to bring the IDS into production, the car showcases some of the technology that may end up in future Nissan vehicles.<p>For example, Nissan's autonomous driving technology is on track for a 2020 release, and the electric car shows how the interior can change as a perk …

Droid Turbo 2 announced with shatterproof display, 48-hour battery

Motorola and Verizon Wireless have just unveiled the Droid Turbo 2, the latest flagship smartphone in the long-running "Droid" partnership between both companies. It's set to launch just two days from now on October 29th for $26 per month (32GB) or $30 per month (64GB) on Verizon's 24-month payment …

Mobile Technology

Avicii is working on a PlayStation 4 racing game driven by music

Tim Berg, better known as EDM star Avicii, is turning his attention to a different kind of electronic entertainment: video games.<p>Berg is working in …