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iPhone Theft Continues to Drop in Three Major Cities Thanks to Activation Lock

Authorities from two major U.S. cities and London on Tuesday reported (via <i>Reuters</i>) that smartphone theft has dropped drastically since the release of remote-access "kill-switches" that allow users to lock their missing smartphone before any crucial information is stolen. Specifically, the number of …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

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Uber adds SOS button in India following alleged rape

Taxi-hailing service introduces new features in attempt to bolster rider security<p>Uber today introduced two new features aimed at enhancing safety for passengers in India, where the car service has come under increased scrutiny after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger late last year. The …

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Eero May Be the Next Nest, But For Wi-Fi

Wireless routers have come a long way since those first trickling slow connection 802.11 protocol, 2 Mbit/second speed models. They’ve become …

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iPhone tracks fitness levels better than wearables

One of the big selling points of wearable devices is that they will be able to help us keep track of various fitness metrics.<p>However, a new report claims smartphones are just as good (if not slightly better) at tracking physical activity as the most popular wearables on the market.<p>“Our findings …

Samsung bets on OLED as smartphone sales decline

It's easy to forget that Samsung is a multi-tentacled company that builds much more than TVs and phones. For instance, it manufactures CPUs for arch-foe Apple and makes small-to-medium OLED panels for various companies, not just its own mobile division. According to <i>Reuters</i>, Samsung will invest …

Apple would take a bite out of GoPro with this action cam concept

It’s no secret that Apple has given some thought to wearable cameras. The company already has a patent that would crush GoPro if it ever decided to make sports cameras, but there’s not enough money in the market for Apple to even bother.<p>We’ll probably never get to see what Jony Ive’s perfectly …