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7 cool gadgets unveiled at IFA 2018, Europe’s biggest tech show

Europe’s biggest technology show of the year is underway, which means gadget makers from across the globe have been unveiling some of their coolest …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Call Back a Private Number

There is a nagging sense of mystery that comes with receiving a call from a private number. When you're on the receiving end of a private call, you …

Identity Theft

7 Must-Have Gadgets For Men Who Love Tech

If you have a special guy in your life that loves technology. Or, if you are that special guy and want to get your hands on the latest tech, the number of options available to you are immeasurable.<p>Whether it’s a smart home device or a smartwatch, there’s something for everyone in the tech space to …

Gear & Gadgets

Gorilla Glass vs Dragontrail Glass vs tempered glass and beyond

Corning<p>Gorilla Glass 6 has just been announced, marking the latest version of the popular scratch-resistant glass for smartphones and tablets.<p>The technology has been protecting a wide variety of phones for years now, but it’s not the only solution on the market. Dragontrail Glass, Sapphire, and …

Researchers prove the arrow of time is irrelevant to quantum computers

An international team of scientists recently published groundbreaking research indicating quantum computers aren’t handicapped by a classical view of time. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ll explain.<p>The researchers set out to determine if quantum computers could be used to overcome one of classical …

Forget Netflix, Cord-Cutters Love This One Company

Roku is by far the favorite of those who have already cut the cord as well as those about to.<p><b>Netflix</b> is often seen as the face of the cord-cutting …

Computer monitor buying guide

Whether your old monitor has died or you finally decided you need to upgrade for the latest movies or games, buying a new computer monitor is a big …

Galaxy Note 9: Everything Samsung just announced, Fortnite, Bixby speaker and Watch

Samsung on Thursday launched its new Galaxy Note 9 flagship phone at the Barclays Center in New York, home of the Brooklyn Nets. It's a massive, great phone, as you might expect, and it costs a bomb. But there was much more that Samsung showed off, including Fortnite's Android debut, the Galaxy …

Galaxy Note

China looks to increase advanced manufacturing by supplying OLED displays to Apple

Apple currently relies exclusively on Samsung for its supply of OLED displays for the iPhone X. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, however, China is pushing to become a supplier of OLED displays to Apple as part of its efforts to increase advanced manufacturing…<p>Sylvania HomeKit …

China

WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight the spread of fake news

WhatsApp is making yet another change to its service to prevent the spread of misinformation by neutering its message forwarding function.<p>Users will now only be able to forward messages to 20 contacts at a time; people in India will be limited to forwarding messages to only five people at a time. …

Best Android phones you can buy [June 2017]

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can …

Android Nougat

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 194th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are your headlines from the last week:<p>Amazon has finally agreed to pay $70 million to consumers. They recently lost a court battle over in-app purchases. They didn’t do a good enough job warning people that apps contained them. Google and …

How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster

Google is all about helping you find what you want as fast as possible. But if there’s one place where tracking down the right information can be painfully slow, it’s your Android smartphone.Messaging apps, the browser history, text messages, and articles to read are often siloed into their own …

The OnePlus 3 Gets A Speedy Revision With The New OnePlus 3T

It’s been less than six months since the release of the last OnePlus phone, the OnePlus 3, and already the phone maker has released a better version.<p>The new OnePlus 3T, as it is called, is $40 more expensive than the $399 OnePlus 3 but adds a faster and more power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 …

Oxford University will offer free online courses in 2017

The university’s first MOOC will focus on government’s role in economic development.<p>The highest ranked university in the world will soon join prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard and MIT in offering free massive open online courses (MOOCs). Starting in February 2017, Oxford University …

Higher Education

How to get free digital magazines from your library

Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- digital magazines.<p>It's true: Many libraries have partnered with RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) to offer …

Best Watch Winders

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>If you aspire to get your hands on an automatic watch, or if you’ve already got a watch case full of timepieces, it's high time you take a look at a good watch winder. Why? Several reasons come to …

Watches

How To Spot A Fake Designer Watch

You've probably seen them before. Laid out in huge numbers on wide tables, with prices too good to be true. And at a first brief glance, unless you're the Watch Snob, they're fairly indistinguishable from the originals. Well, except for the fact that you're in a shady part of town, and at 10 bucks, …

TAG Heuer

Apple explains why iOS 10 kernel was intentionally left open

Apple has explained why it released its first iOS 10 beta with an unencrypted kernel. Some security experts suggested the move may have been unintentional, but it was part of Apple’s plan all along.<p>The kernel baked into iOS, like any kernel, marries software with hardware. It’s the core of the …

Kodi wants to turn your Raspberry Pi into a tiny media center

Remember XBMC, or as it was known even longer ago, Xbox Media Center? It's been over a decade since the open-source software was used to turn the original Xbox into a media hub, but the software is still alive and well. It's continued along under a new name, Kodi, and works on Windows, OS X, and …

Dropbox adds scanning to iOS app, changes camera uploads

So long, Scanner Pro. My previous workflow for scanning documents on my iPhone or iPad was to use the Scanner Pro app to scan and then use Dropbox to share them or move them to my computer. With Dropbox adding document scanning to its iOS app, I can streamline my scanning operations.<p>To scan a …

Can't Hack a Hacker: Reverse Engineering a Discovered ATM Skimmer

Can’t Hack a Hacker: Reverse Engineering a Discovered ATM Skimmer<p>Background<p>When traveling, Elizabeth and I are always a little bit extra cautious; we …

Google Drive

Apple Granted Patent For iPhone With Wraparound All-Glass Display

Apple has been granted a patent for a possible future iPhone with a wraparound all-glass display (via <i>Patently Apple</i>).<p>The application was submitted in 2011 but granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, detailing various embodiments of a portable consumer device with a wraparound …

IPhone 7

Wolf optical illusion shows internet a howling good time

Some optical illusions require you to stare at them for a long time until you finally see something -- like the brick wall illusion that made its way around the internet recently, and those Magic Eye puzzles that ruled American shopping malls back in the '90s. (Never could see the sailboat. Lied …

Bodypainting

Fixing Your Metabolism: 4 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

See why puddle hopping from one diet plan to another isn't going to work? If your metabolism feels like it's running slow --it probably is. Going from one restrictive program to the next is only going to make it worse and lead to more weight gain. Here are four ways to make sure this doesn't happen …

Weight Loss

Android apps can now react to your environment

What if the apps on your phone knew where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even what the weather was like outside, and then combined this information to react intelligently to your current situation? Would that be creepy or amazing? We will soon find out, it seems. At this week’s …

Makers of uncrackable ransomware hand over the key

Security researchers at ESET asked for the master key, but didn't expect it to be handed over.<p>The creators of a virus that forces users to pay to recover their own files seem to have turned over a new leaf. Security researchers at ESET are reporting that TeslaCrypt's developers posted the master …

Malware

Probiotics Are Useless, GMOs Are Fine, and Gluten Is Necessary

A roster of nutrition-myth-busting studies were published this week.<p>The biggest nutrition fads of the last few years have all taken huge blows in the last week. But will anyone listen?<p>Over the last seven days, a roster of myth-busting nutrition studies were published showing probiotics are …

Kodi takes the fight to sellers of pirate TV boxes

'Fully loaded' setups promote the idea that Kodi is a platform for pirated content.<p>Pirate TV boxes have existed since about five minutes after TV boxes were first introduced. Whether it was rewired cable boxes or satellite TV setups with hacked cards, it's been a reality of the business for …