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iOS 12, MacOS Mojave and Group FaceTime: Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018

As WWDC 2018 approached, Apple released the last version of iOS 11 recently, 11.4, with important updates such as Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2 for multiroom, stereo audio with HomePods. We speculated as to what we'd see, what we wanted to see in iOS 12 and how we need to see a Watch face store …

Chrome OS getting “Select All” in File Manager app for better tablet support

Chrome OS has received plenty of touchscreen improvements in the last few months. The story starts with the decline in popularity of Android tablets. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Excellent, but still a tough sell

Last year's Galaxy Note 7 was a big step forward for the Note line, pairing an impeccably built body with an updated S Pen and excellent performance. Then they started blowing up. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus did well to rehabilitate Samsung's image as a top-notch phone maker, and now the company is …

Phones

Amazon Fire can help you finally cut the cord

If you’re looking to cut the cord, there’s no easier way to do it than with Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire Stick. Whether you’re looking to get …

Smart TV

What It’s Like to Be a Trans Woman in Porn

“People are so disgusted with their attraction to us, while simultaneously getting off because of us.”<p>When Jelena Vermilion started doing porn in 2014, she had been scouted while working as an independent escort in Kitchener, Ontario. Today, she is an international porn performer who has worked …

Photo Composition Guidelines

The rule of thirds and its variation, the phi grid, aren’t designed to be rigid. As a photographer, it’s your prerogative to know when to break these …

Samsung Chromebook Plus review: the best Chrome OS laptop, for now

The best Chrome OS laptop, for now<p>I know the exact moment I fell in love with the Chromebook Plus.<p>I was reading a Kindle book and found a passage I wanted to save. I pulled out the stylus and tapped the "Capture Screen" button on the menu that automatically popped up. Then I tapped "Annotate in …

BeatsX review: BeatsX wraps AirPods tech in a neckband-style headphone for less - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The BeatsX is a comfortable, lightweight, water-resistant, neckband-style Bluetooth headphone with a secure in-ear fit and good sound quality. It pairs instantly with Apple devices, rolls up to fit in an included carrying case, and charges quickly via Lightning, not MicroUSB.<p><b>The Bad</b> Slight …

Consumer Tech

Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Own Supreme Court Pick, Calls President's Attacks on Judiciary 'Demoralizing'

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court has called the president's recent criticism of the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing," a spokesman for the nomination confirmation team told NBC News on Wednesday.<p>Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, said Wednesday that he spoke …

Facebook is tweaking the News Feed to crack down on 'alternative facts'

Facebook is switching up its algorithm in its ongoing battle to rid the social network of fake news.<p>The company announced a change Tuesday that would …

Washington Post launches Chrome plug-in to fact-check Trump on Twitter

Proving even traditional media is capable of having fun, The Washington Post today released a plugin designed to fact-check our President-elect. ‘RealDonaldContext’ is a Chrome plugin that scours Trump’s tweets and adds fact-check summaries beneath them.<p>As for what’s deemed inaccurate, that’s for …

5 Things Wives NEED From Their Partners Every. Single. Day

One of the most important aspects of marriage is understanding your spouse's needs and how to fulfill them.<p>For instance, communication is a huge need, but how often should you communicate? What should it look like? Sex is an important need, but how often should you make love?<p>Each person is …

Relationships

When Bigotry Paraded Through the Streets

A century ago, millions of Americans banded together in defense of white, Christian America and traditional morality—and most of their compatriots turned a blind eye to the Ku Klux Klan.<p>On August 8, 1925, more than 50,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan paraded through Washington, D.C. Some walked in …

Majority of voters say Trump should stop tweeting

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> A majority of American voters are optimistic about the next four years under a Trump administration -- but most also think the President-elect should get rid of his personal Twitter account while in office, a new nationwide poll finds.<p>A Quinnipiac University poll found 59% of voters …

Android vs. iPhone: These smartphones could crush Apple — but nobody’s talking about them

Apple's iPhone is a major player in the smartphone game. But, depending on what features hold the most priority for you, there are alternatives that …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Surface Studio takes on Apple's all-in-one iMac

Microsoft just unveiled its iMac-killer.<p>"It's going to seem familiar, but it's going to feel different," said Microsoft's Panos Panay while unveiling the company's new all-in-one desktop PC, called Surface Studio, at Microsoft's Windows 10 event in New York.<p>The Surface Studio will have an Intel …

Microsoft announces Paint 3D, the biggest update ever to the classic app

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Apps

Microsoft's Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power

Were you worried that Microsoft would leave the Surface Book untouched during its Windows 10 event? You can set your mind at ease. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on pure power. The name is a giveaway as to the processor (surprise, there's a Core i7), but you also …

Microsoft unveils Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop computer

<i>Update: Our hands-on is up here!</i><p>Microsoft is throwing down the gauntlet against the iMac.<p>After months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio, its first-ever desktop PC, at an event in New York today.<p>Like the iMac, it’s an all-in-one (AIO) PC, with all its …

Computer Hardware

This is the upcoming Samsung Chromebook Pro, apparently coming soon for $499

Well, this one certainly came out of nowhere. Thanks to the eagle-eyed team at <i>ChromeUnboxed</i>, we’ve just got our first early look at a new Chromebook, the Samsung Chromebook Pro, before its official announcement.<p>The Samsung Chromebook Pro, also known as the long-rumored “Kevin,” has leaked out …

Build your own DIY field monitor for shooting with DSLRs

Whether you’re shooting video or stills, field monitors can be invaluable. For video the advantages are obvious. Nailing focus is a lot easier on a …

$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft's Edge browser gets a handful of new extensions

Microsoft has announced some important new extensions for its Edge browser at the annual Build developer conference. Major services like Pinterest, Amazon, Evernote, LastPass, Reddit, Adblock and Adblock Plus can now plug into Microsoft's newest browser. This comes a few weeks after an updated …

Outlook Premium gives you custom email addresses for $3.99 per month

News of a planned premium version of Microsoft's Outlook email platform broke a couple of months back, but at the time it was merely described as a pilot program. Thanks to a landing page discovered by Paul Thurrott, we know now Microsoft's subscription-based service will cost users $3.99 per …

Windows 10 preview adds Cortana's cross-device features

Been aching to try some of the bigger improvements from Windows 10's Anniversary Update? It's time to give them a shot. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview (only available on the Fast ring) that includes a few of the choicer improvements. The highlight is likely to be the …

Microsoft's Edge browser is clamping down on Flash, too

"Adobe Flash isn't responding." It's the message you can feel coming as soon as your browser grinds to a halt and you abandon all hope of salvaging what you were working on. Well, if you're a developer that's part of the Windows Insider program and have grabbed Windows 10 build 14316, you're living …

T-Mobile announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pricing

Now that Apple has finally announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, carriers around the globe have begun to share pricing for both models. On …

NerdFit: Why Techies Love CrossFit

"CrossFit's analytical structure is very appealing," says Keith Hoffman, a Cisco web marketing manager who worked out at Gold's Gym for 15 years …

New Google Play Services 5.0 rolls out, updating Androids without a new version of Android

You probably won’t notice it but if you have an Android phone, it should be getting a behind-the-scenes software update soon. I’m not talking about …

A Lot To Like About The New HTC One

Now that I’ve had a few days to play with the new HTC One, I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s probably the most stylish phone I’ve used. Its brushed metal unibody case is a delight to hold. Sure, with its 5-inch screen and case dimensions of 5.74 by 2.75 by .37 inches , it’s a bit big as …