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Reddit launches official apps for Android and iPhone

Reddit today released new, tailored apps for iOS and Android, with the iPhone version replacing the popular Alien Blue service as the site's official mobile client. Both of Reddit's apps have been in beta for some time — Android since January and iOS since March — but the software is now available …

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Cookie Monster's Apple ad 'outtakes' are pure joy

Last month, Apple debuted a reasonably cute iPhone 6S commercial starring <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Cookie Monster. Today they have done something much less reasonable. They have published some "bloopers" from the original commercial, and they are so cute that I almost fell out of my chair.<p>I don't know which …

How the Soaring Yen Could Hurt Tesla Motors

Image source: Tesla.<p><b>Tesla Motors</b> has announced that its highly anticipated Model 3 has now garnered 325,000 reservations in the week following the unveiling. The company estimates the total value of these reservations at $14 billion. While that's purely hypothetical since it assumes a 100% order …

Tesla Model 3 reservations tops 325,000

Even the most optimistic of Tesla enthusiasts couldn't have predicted how high demand for the Tesla Model 3 would turn out to be. In what would …

Is Tesla freaking out over Model X production?

Tesla didn't produce as many Model X electric SUVs as it had hoped during the first quarter of 2016, as the company noted in its quarterly update. Production is still moving upward, but between the "hubris" comment in the Q1 report and, now, a new email sent to a Model X reservation holder, I'm …

iFixit tears apart the 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple's smaller tablet has a few surprises, but it's not an easy fix.<p>The repair-it-yourself crew at iFixit isn't done prying open Apple's smaller devices. It just finished a teardown of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that reveals exactly how Cupertino stuffed most of the tablet's larger sibling (plus a bit …

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France wants Apple to pay $55 million over strict carrier deals

It doesn't like that Apple dictates lopsided terms to providers that want the iPhone.<p>Have you noticed that many carriers give prominent placement to the iPhone in their catalogs, with virtually identical marketing? That's because Apple gets to dictate some pretty strict terms to providers that want …

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The FBI is briefing senators on how it cracked the iPhone's passcode

Don't expect the FBI to give Apple a similar briefing any time soon.<p>Last month, the FBI dropped its court case compelling Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c that was part of an investigation into a terrorist attack in San Bernardino after figuring out how to hack into it without Apple's help. But the …

iPhone

Reuters: White House refuses to openly back encryption law

A report by Reuters claims that the White House won't push a bill requiring Apple and others to comply with decryption requests.<p>The White House is apparently refusing to publicly back a law that would force tech companies to comply with decryption requests. <i>Reuters</i> has spoken to anonymous sources …

Privacy

FBI bought 'a tool' to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

"...the government has purchased, from a private party, a way to get into that phone."<p>Last week, the US Justice Department dropped its encryption case against Apple thanks to a helping hand from a "third party." With some help, the government said it was able to access the contents of San …

Privacy

Use your smartwatch as a camera remote for your phone – Android customization

Are you following along our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series? We took a look at IF and DO from IFTTT, but it’s time to get into some more basic stuff, like using your smartwatch as a camera remote for your Android phone or tablet.<p>The idea today is pretty simple, as are the …

Possible Moto X revealed in leaked image, front fingerprint sensor in place of dual speakers

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Lenovo is going to release its first device under the ‘Moto’ brand in July. Save for screen sizes larger than 5-inches and a fingerprint sensor, not much is known about the flagship. HelloMotoHK, a leakster who showed us the first photos of the 2nd-generation …

The FBI Bought a 'Tool' to Hack San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

FBI director James Comey said Wednesday that the government agency was able to circumvent a protracted legal fight with Apple by buying “a tool” from …

Microsoft introduces Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist integration in Outlook with calendar apps

If there is one thing we learned from CEO Satya Nadella’s corporate restructuring of Microsoft over the last couple of years, it’s that he wants its services to be everywhere. And that doesn’t just mean apps like those in Office 365‘s suite keeping your productivity up even on non-Windows systems, …

Top F2P PS4 Games You Need to Play Right Now

10 PS4 F2P Games You Need to Play<p>April 7, 2016Written by Tyler Treese<p>Let’s be real, free-to-play games don’t have the best reputation with gamers. …

2016 Awesomeness: Nvidia’s New Pascal Graphics

If it was a car it would be a gold-wrapped, kleptocrat-owned Bugatti Veyron ostentatiously double parked outside a Knightsbridge hotel. It’s still …

Computer Hardware

Koei Tecmo Attack on Titan Game Coming to America in August

The anime game propels itself to a western release.<p>The Attack on Titan game from Koei Tecmo is coming to North America August 30.<p>The info accompanies …

Hardcore Henry review

One hot summer's day as a young teen, I casually sauntered into our local computer shop. Sat in the corner was a PC, running a copy of Wolfenstein …

Telltale’s bringing ‘7 Days to Die’ to PS4 and Xbox One this June

Telltale Games, the company behind the new Michonne-centric <i>The Walking Dead</i> game, has announced plans to bring “7 Days to Die” to the Xbox One and …

The Walking Dead

Here’s how PlayStation’s gaming boss deals with light leaking into his Oculus Rift headset

The Oculus Rift is one hell of a piece of hardware, but it does have one weird shortcoming: some light leaks in around the nose area. Thankfully, one of the brightest minds in the industry has stepped in with a … well, he’s calling it “a solution.”<p>Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida …

7. Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood

VR is nearly here, and we'll finally find out whether it'll be a video game revolution or one of the biggest anti-climaxes in the history of the …

Get an Alienware 13 R2 Gaming Laptop, Xbox 360 Controller for $900

If playing PC games on the go is important to you, it's absolutely worth dealing with the extra weight of this model.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Fallout 4 named 2015's top game at BAFTA Game Awards

And Her Story cleans up<p>We may be four months deep into 2016, but the British Academy of Film and Television have just crowned last year's best games. <i>Fallout 4</i> won the top prize during the ceremony, which the organization streamed live on Twitch today.<p>Other big winners during this year's event …

Attack On Titan Game Swinging Onto PC

Attack on Titan is a manga and anime about plucky teenagers armed with grappling hooks and huge Stanley knives fighting giants with dopey grins and …

Playstation VR Lets You Walk Around VR Like HTC’s Vive, Almost

Side effects may include dizziness<p>Playstation (PS) VR is set to bring console gamers virtual reality at an affordable price. Unlike the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, which require an expensive PC to operate, the Playstation VR could be the affordable virtual reality experience that many people are …

Everything hinges on 'Final Fantasy XV'

F<i>inal Fantasy XV</i> has to be perfect. After a decade of development hell, a name change from <i>Versus XIII</i> to <i>XV</i>, a complete mechanical overhaul and a director swap, die-hard series fans aren't just hungry for the game; they're reeling.<p>Many players who were excited about <i>Final Fantasy Versus XIII</i> as …

'Quantum Break' is a legitimate reason to buy an Xbox One

After more than two years, the console finally has an exclusive that's truly special.<p>Almost three years after the Xbox One's debut, it's getting its biggest and arguably first real exclusive. <i>Quantum Break</i> won't be available on other consoles, it isn't a sequel, nor is it multiplayer-only. It's the …

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Michael Jackson statue 'for Neverland' installed in India

<b>A statue of the late pop star Michael Jackson has been installed in the southern Indian city of Chennai.</b><p>The 10ft (3m) statue was sculpted by "diehard fan" Chandrasekaran, out of a single piece of black granite.<p>Mr Chandrasekaran said he had tried to donate the statue to Jackson's family and install …

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'American Idol' Crowns 15th and Final Winner as Series Comes to an End

TV<p>LOS ANGELES — Trent Harmon is the 15th and final "American Idol" winner.<p>He was crowned Thursday as Fox TV's singing contest ended its 15-season run. The runner-up was La'Porsha Renae.<p>The 24-year-old Harmon worked as a waiter at his family's restaurant before auditioning for the show. He grew up …

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