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The Creative and Clever at Comic-Con in San Diego: Pictures

Las Vegas

Xbox One update boosts Party Chat and lets you buy Xbox 360 games

For Microsoft and Sony, the start of a new month means it's time to share new software updates. Sony's already had its turn, announcing that Remote Play will soon make its way to PC and Mac, and now Microsoft has confirmed it's deploying a patch with a number of frequently requested features.<p>One of …

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is a stunning 5-inch Android phone that looks like a Galaxy S7

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today — the company’s first European media event — Xiaomi unveiled its flagship Mi 5 smartphone.<p>The Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch full HD display with extremely thin bezels, a fingerprint sensor on the front, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, NFC, Qualcomm Quick …

Phones

Fitbit and PUBLIC SCHOOL reveal collaboration during New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK — Fitbit is elevating its fashion game, and counting every step.<p>The fitness tracking brand debuted its upcoming collection on Sunday with …

Serato's DJ tech is ready to mix playlists on your iPhone

Creating a great playlist is tough. It's more than just throwing a bunch of songs together and hoping for the best. You have to make sure the music melds together smoothly, with no jarring transitions. It's time-consuming, and if you don't add enough songs, well, it's just embarrassing when the …

Playlist

Google's auto AI counts as a 'driver,' according to Feds

In a big win for Google’s driverless car program, Reuters reports that a previously unreleased letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the AI Google’s high-tech vehicles can be classified as a driver — a distinction only previously given to humans.<p>“We agree with Google …

That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper

Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business deals have lowered the price down to just $14,900. It's a fact that should please all none of its pre-order …

LG teases G5's 'Always On' display

While the G5 teaser GIF LG's mobile division posted on Twitter doesn't say much, it has enough info to tell us that the device will have an "Always On" display. According to <i>Android Authority's</i> sources, the flagship phone will have a screen that is literally <i>always</i> on. Other phones with ambient …

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices - sources | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.<p>A general view …

Cybersecurity

Sweden’s Stugan game accelerator gets its first mobile game launch

Stugan, the mobile game accelerator in Sweden, gets its first official game launch today with the unveiling of Prism.<p>Prism is an iOS puzzle game where players manipulate shapes and patterns to unlock “sacred geometry.” It has cinematic design, mythology, intuitive touch exploration, and meditative …

iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera

Chances are you hate this protruding camera module pictured above on your current iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. According to a new rumor on the iPhone 7 design (via Mac Rumors), the next iPhone could have a flush rear camera. The antenna bands across the back would also disappear.<p>The iPhone 6 casing was …

Mobile Technology

The Turing Phone will run Sailfish OS instead of Android

Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) made waves last year when it announced its first smartphone with end-to-end encryption and a ‘Liquidmorphium’ metal body designed to withstand shock better than traditional materials.<p>However, the company has been having trouble getting its devices into customers’ …

For some reason, VAIO announces a Windows 10 phone

Japan is getting more Windows Phones. In October, Windows Japan announced that six companies were tackling Windows 10 for mobile, and following the gorgeous NuAns phone, VAIO has revealed its second ever smartphone. (The funny part is that VAIO's once-parent company went so far as to make a Windows …

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift*. You can think of …

Natalie Cole: A Life in Pictures

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BlackBerry will continue to operate in Pakistan after all

BlackBerry has decided to stay and operate in Pakistan. Earlier this year, when the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked for "unfettered access" to users' information, including emails and BBM exchanges, the Canadian phone company refused to allow back door access that would jeopardize the …