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Samsung introduces its first phone with a triple-camera setup

Samsung has officially entered the three-camera array fray. The company announced its Galaxy A7 phone today for Europe and Asia: a midrange device that features a unique three-camera setup on the back. It includes a 24-megapixel sensor with autofocus, a 5-megapixel “depth lens” that’s used for a …

Android Oreo

3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson charged with sexually assaulting underage girl

Wilson, last seen in Thailand, is now considered a fugitive by US authorities<p>Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson — known for his fight with the US government over 3D-printed guns — has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor, according to <i>The Austin American-Statesman</i>. The <i>Statesman</i> reports …

Cody Wilson

Amazon opens its next cashier-less store in Chicago

The fourth Amazon Go store opens on 113 S Franklin St.<p>Amazon's checkout-free convenience store is coming to the Windy City. The fourth Amazon Go location, and the first outside of Seattle, opens in Chicago on September 17th. Located on 113 S Franklin St, the store opens at 7am and closes at 8PM, …

San Francisco

Plantronics' updated headphone lineup includes true wireless earbuds

You'll also find Backbeat Fit noise cancelling buds for $130.<p>Plantronics has lately made a point of delivering solid wireless audio for relatively little cost, and that's particularly evident this year. It's releasing a refreshed headphone lineup that sees it both push into uncharted territory and …

Earbuds

Beleaguered telecom has made content red hot in India

Content providers are making hay while telecom companies are yet to figure out a monetisation model.<p>There has never been a better time to be a …

Telecoms

By the end of this year, almost half of the country will own a smart speaker

There’s been a bit of conventional wisdom out there up to this point that most people who own smart speakers — which isn’t a majority of consumers, …

Smart Speaker

Serena Williams' treatment resonates among black women

NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger.<p>Willingham isn't a tennis star, but she is a black …

Serena Williams

Nokia’s next smartphone has five Zeiss cameras on the back

Google is reportedly preparing to pitch buyers the idea that just a single-lens camera on the back of the Pixel 3 phones will deliver results just as …

Mobile Technology

Blockchain Is Doing for Payments What the Web Did for Information

Two years ago it was largely unthinkable that a large financial institution would touch anything related to public blockchains like those of the …

Blockchain

Twitter and Periscope now offer audio-only live broadcasts

Twitter radio, anyone?<p>Twitter has offered at least some form of live video for years, but what if you can't (or don't want to) put something on camera? You no longer have to point followers somewhere else to hear your thoughts. The iOS versions of both the main Twitter app and Periscope now support …

Social Media

Samsung Says Folding Galaxy F Won't Be Mass Produced

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is shaping up to be very special, but it cannot hold a candle to the company’s most exciting (and most expensive) smartphone in years. That is, until Samsung itself this week cast doubt over its immediate future…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Galaxy Note

Quit Your Job: 5 Countries Where You Can Live For Under $1,500 A Month

More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs and moving abroad or retiring overseas — 8.7 million, to be exact, according to State Department figures. And one of the biggest driving factors is the lower cost of living in other countries.<p>The editors at International Living recently came out with …

Costa Rica

State Department orders travel advisory for Mexico after 8 bodies found in Cancun

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version incorrectly identified the area of Mexico the travel advisory was issued.</i><p>The State Department issued a travel advisory Wednesday warning American citizens headed to Mexico to use caution in several states.<p>The advisory comes the same week eight bodies …

Mexico

‘Crisis on Earth-X’ Is the Best Superhero Movie You Haven’t Seen on Netflix

When it comes to superhero movies, Netflix has plenty. On the Marvel front, you can stream <i>Doctor Strange</i>, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i>, and <i>Thor:</i> …

Comics

Here's Why Inmates in the U.S. Prison System Have Launched a Nationwide Strike

What may shape up to be one of the largest prison strikes in modern U.S. history began Tuesday, with inmates across the country protesting what they …

South Carolina

Samsung Suddenly Details 'Self Healing' Galaxy Smartphone

The Galaxy Note 9 is a great phone, with some very large upgrades, but it is not the game-changer Samsung has planned with its upcoming, screen-folding Galaxy F (details). Especially based on new information straight from the company itself…<p>Spotted by popular UK tech site T3, Samsung quietly filed …

Galaxy Note

This $20 car charger is hiding some smart features you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

The Roav SmartCharge Spectrum by Anker is quite possibly the best car charger on the planet. For just $19.99 you get two USB ports with Quick Charge …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: the do-everything phone

The king of the big, powerful phones is back for another generation, but is the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 still the phablet to beat?<p>The Note series pioneered the big-screen smartphone in 2011 and over the last seven years it has been made larger and more feature-packed with each new version. Where …

Galaxy Note

Samsung Data Implies Galaxy S9 Active Cancellation

The Galaxy S9 may have been usurped by the subtle upgrades in the Galaxy Note 9, but with the future of the Note range in question, it will come as a nasty surprise to Samsung fans that this phone has instead led to the cancellation of an S9 instead…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are</i> …

Galaxy Note

It sure looks like a Pixel Watch will launch alongside the Pixel 3 phones

The Pixel 3 phones aren’t going to be the only products that Google launches this fall, considering what we’ve witnessed in previous years. We can …

Problem Solved: I gave Samsung Pay reward points and got nothing

<b>Q:</b> Earlier this year, I tried to redeem 6,000 rewards points through Samsung Pay. I should have received a $20 Visa rewards card after the …

Galaxy Note 9 Vs Galaxy S9+: What's The Difference?

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note 9 (after several unofficial mistakes) and it has an immediate and obvious rival: Samsung’s own Galaxy S9 Plus. The company’s two biggest and most expensive smartphones are a lot alike, but for upgraders there are key differences you need to understand…<p>…

Galaxy Note

Gmail Conversation View on mobile can finally be turned off

There are two types of people out there: 1. those who genuinely like, enjoy, and find the Gmail Conversation View useful and productive. 2. Well, …

Best Portable Battery Packs Under $20 in 2018

The ExpertPower 20,000mAh portable charger is the best battery you can get under $20 right now because of its large capacity. You get three USB ports …

Gear & Gadgets

Will the Samsung Note 9 suffer the same fate as the Galaxy S9?

<b>Update, Aug. 9</b>: The Galaxy Note 9 is now official, and we've gone hands-on. Original story follows.<p>Get ready for Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. But if it's anything like the Galaxy S9, don't expect to be blown away.<p>On Thursday, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy Note 9, its premium large-screen smartphone …

Tech Trends

Ask yourself these questions before saying “yes” or “no” to anything

Your approach should change depending on your circumstances.<p>A LinkedIn connection that you’ve never met in person asks if you’d like to meet for a coffee. Your boss invites you to a networking dinner with several executives from the office. Your former college professor asks if you would be …

Shonda Rhimes

Samsung accidentally leaked a bunch of details about its major phone that launches next week

Samsung's website in New Zealand accidentally published a video featuring the company's soon-to-be-announced Galaxy Note 9 phone.<p>The video was first …

Pixel 3 XL benchmark leak shows us yet another Android phone that can’t touch the iPhone X

Google will launch the third Pixel generation this fall, but the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are hardly well-kept secrets. We’ve seen them in leaked …

Samsung’s first foldable phone will cost twice as much as similar rivals

The Galaxy S9 isn’t the hot phone Samsung may have expected it to be, and the company confirmed as much a few days ago in its earnings report for the …

Huawei put a 7-inch screen on its latest smartphone

Huawei is introducing a new phone in its Honor Note series, and this model is coming with the line’s biggest screen yet: just a touch under seven inches. Back in an ancient smartphone era of, I guess, 2013 or like two years ago, that size was considered a tablet.<p>The Honor Note 10 isn’t the first …