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Samsung built the most amazing TV ever

Samsung rarely disappoints when it debuts new TVs. Its latest marvel, launched at this year's CES, definitely is one of the best ever.<p>The new TV technology allows you to stack televisions like Lego bricks. When you move them or even spin them around, a powerful processing engine powering the …

Televisions

Facebook says humans and bots are the new apps in 2016

Messenger hits 800 million users<p>Facebook thinks it knows what the future of mobile computing is, and — surprise, surprise — it apparently looks a lot like Messenger. In a blog post celebrating the company's stand-alone chat app reaching the milestone of 800 million monthly users (making it the …

Apps

Facebook Messenger Hits 800M Users: 2016 Strategy And Predictions

Kill SMS, spawn a chat bot platform, bring friends together offline, improve artificial intelligence, and delight people. That’s Facebook Messenger’s roadmap for 2016 now that it has 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in June, 600 Million in March, and 500 million last …

How to charge your cell phone battery in less than a minute

Is it possible to charge your phone from 0% to 100% in less than a minute? Yes. I just saw it happen.<p>But you'll need to put a special battery in your phone, drill holes through the case directly into the battery, put copper connectors in the holes and get a specialized 200 Watt charger.<p>Or you could …

Gear & Gadgets

Polaroid Snap Is Digital Camera That Prints Photos Instantly

Instant film is making a comeback<p>Polaroid is best known for the instant-film camera it popularized during the 1970s, the SX-70. The camera made it easy for anyone to be a photographer because it only had one button, and it spit out film that instantly developed right after the photograph was …

Mobile Photography

Snapchat Is a Winner, Says Twitch Founder Justin Kan

There’s no question that Snapchat is no longer seen as a toy, or an app designed to help teens get rid of their sex-related chats. It has become a …

How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google and Lenovo are teaming up to build a smartphone.</b> It's based on Project Tango, a Google experiment to give smartphones depth perception.<p><b>2. Wall Street thinks a Yahoo sale is almost inevitable — but no one can agree on the buyer.</b> Verizon, AT&T, and Alliance Data Systems are all …

Google Glass

Fitbit Blaze: Up Close With The New Smartwatch At CES 2016

Is the new activity tracker watch worth your time?<p>Fitbit, best know for its family of simple activity trackers, isn't shrinking from the competitive threat posed by more decorative and multi-function smartwatches, namely, the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. Instead, Fitbit is meeting the …

Wearable Tech

Hands on with Casio’s ultra-rugged Android Wear smartwatch [Video]

Fossil and Tag Heuer may have been the first traditional watch companies to launch an Android Wear device, but it was never going to be long before Casio joined the game. The popular watchmaker has dabbled in the connected watch market for a few years now, and has finally unveiled its first Android …

Wear OS

Twitter's Stock Has Fallen to Its Lowest Point Ever

Tech stocks opened 2016 with a beating and shares of Twitter hit fresh, albeit unfortunate, milestones.<p>Twitter (twtr) stock fell to a new all-time …

Social Media

Fitbit is officially scared of Apple

Blaze isn't the first smartwatch that Fitbit offers, but it does show that Fitbit is serious about its continued move upmarket into full-featured wearable territory.<p>This strategic shift has already translated into meaningful increases in average selling prices, and the market for smart wearables is …