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Epix's mobile app casts to smart TVs without a set-top box

Premium channel Epix is adding a feature to its mobile app letting users cast its shows and films straight to smart TVs, no set-top box needed. Where others like HBO have relied on casting through specific devices, like Chromecast or Roku, Epix has partnered with wireless tech provider Vizbee to …

Alabama Man Uses Facebook Live to Stream His Suicide

An Alabama man live-streamed his suicide on Facebook, drawing concern from law enforcement officials who are worried that using the social media …

Man Arrested in Wife's Murder After Fitbit Data Pokes Holes in His Alibi

A Connecticut man was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife after police found that Fitbit data didn’t match his alibi.<p>Connecticut’s …

Thief caught with 100 stolen phones at Coachella festival thanks to Find My iPhone

A thief who stole more than 100 smartphones from people attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was caught thanks to Find My iPhone, say police. One report said that the number of devices found in his backpack was 130.<p>When festival-goers noticed their iPhones had been taken, they …

Coachella Festival

This is supposedly Apple’s final iPhone 8 design

Apple’s upcoming redesigned iPhone 8 is currently the subject of much debate in the rumor mill. Apple’s unreleased iPhones always leak long before …

3D Modeling

Amazon offers Echo’s excellent voice recognition tech to other device makers

Amazon is making the technology that makes its Echo line of devices so good at picking up your voice commands available to third-party device makers. That includes the microphone array that helps Echo pick up speech even in a fairly noisy room, as well as Amazon’s own proprietary software for …

Snapchat CEO doesn’t want poor people using his app, lawsuit claims

Earlier this year, a former Snapchat employee named Anthony Pompliano filed suit against Snap Inc. for inflating user numbers and flat-out lying to …

Google's New Tool Turns Your Goofy Drawings Into Slick Graphics

Autodraw will turn your drawing of a peach into an apple or a Great Horned Owl.<p>It uses machine learning to predict what your scribbles are supposed to look like by comparing them to drawings in its database. You can use it on your phone, your tablet, or your desktop — anywhere with a browser. If …

Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail

It’s never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there’s no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I’ve got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out.<p>Which is why I’ve got a grudging appreciation for the inmate of Marion …

Crime

The most exciting thing about the iPhone 8 might not be its screen

The iPhone 8 rumors keep getting crazier.<p>A new report from Israeli tech site <i>The Verifier</i>claims the iPhone 8 will come with a "Smart Connector," …

New ‘4D’ Adidas shoes are catered to your weight

Back in the 1990s all it took to sell shoes was a celebrity — typically a sports star — to give them a half-hearted endorsement. That’s it. These …

10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis [Video]

A few weeks ago I posted about 10 handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis. To follow up, I’d like to share 10 additional iOS tips that I often use. Like I said before, chances are that hardcore iOS users will know most of these, but there’s usually at least one or two tips that catch users …

iOS

You can now make polls in Allo, but only for yes/no questions

Allo has steadily added more functionality since launch, including more chatbots. The first was Lucky, a bot that can search for GIFs from a given …

Samsung's foldable phones might not arrive until 2019

If you’re waiting to buy a foldable Samsung phone this year, you might need to hold onto your wallet for a little while longer. Samsung Display’s principal engineer, Kim Tae-woong, says the company is currently focused on bezel-free displays. “Because the bezel-free display currently sells well, we …

Mobile

Freak accident electrocutes iPhone user while charging his handset

A 32-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was electrocuted in a fluke accident, unrelated to Apple, while charging his iPhone in bed.<p>Huntsville, Alabama native Wiley Day was shocked with 110 volts of electricity after plugging his iPhone 7 into an extension cord so that it could charge …

After Internet Privacy Vote, Some ISPs Pledge Not To Sell Browsing Histories

The Republican-controlled Congress just voted to repeal landmark privacy rules passed under Obama, but some ISPs see a strong commitment to privacy as their selling point.<p>This week, Congress voted to gut internet privacy regulations. The new legislation — which only needs President Trump’s …

iPad 2017 Is Actually the iPad Air Refurbished, iFixit Teardown Reveals

Apple launched a new $329 tablet — iPad on March 21. The new tablet, which is a look-alike of the 2013 model iPad Air 1, has triggered speculations …