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Google Assistant: Everything you need to know

In May 2016, we got our very first taste of the Google Assistant with the debut of Allo. The Assistant was a big draw to Allo at the time, with …

Android News

Taylor Swift donates to assault victims group after groping win

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Taylor Swift has made good on her pledge to support groups that help sexual assault victims following her victory in a Colorado groping trial this week.<p>The 27-year-old "Fearless" singer on Wednesday made what officials described as a generous donation to the U.S. …

Domestic Violence

Pikachu might be the next Shiny Pokemon to appear in Pokemon Go

Now that the long-awaited <i>Pokemon Go</i> Gym overhaul has been rolled out and Raid Battles have been opened up to everyone over level 20, trainers are …

How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

Everything has changed.<p>Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged.<p>Here are 10 charts that show …

Ransomware attacks: Universities back online after 'zero-day' infections

Two university have restored systems to normal following cyberattacks which may have been made more potent with the use of zero-day flaws.<p>Computer …

Ed Sheeran discusses Taylor Swift’s feud with Katy Perry

"I don't think she needs that at all"<p>Ed Sheeran has waded into Taylor Swift‘s feud with Katy Perry and insists that he doesn’t have to defend her in …

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YouTube channel card now available, lets you promote other channels in your videos

In a recent video uploaded to the YouTube Creators channel, employees from the video platform outlined changes and new features coming soon across mobile and desktop including a new channel card. The purpose of the card is to add a heightened level of interactivity to videos by allowing creators to …

Employment

Samsung aims to lure Galaxy Note 4 buyers with $200 rebate

The rebate comes into play before the expected unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 in September.<p>Samsung is offering a hefty discount on its Galaxy Note 4 smartphone-tablet hybrid via a rebate.<p>As displayed on Samsung's Promotions page, the deal requires you to buy a Galaxy Note 4, after which you can get …

Galaxy Note

Strong sales, but high abandonment for fitness trackers

NEW YORK (AP) — Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on …

Wearable Tech

Is Google’s new Project Fi wireless service right for you?

Setting up service for your mobile phone can be a hassle. It often involves endless paperwork, long lines, confusing pricing structures, undertrained staff, and large bills. Google’s new wireless service, called Project Fi, wants to change that. It launched in April, but has taken some time to …

Telecoms

Google Maps iOS update now lets you share locations on Facebook and Messenger

Owners of iOS devices, rejoice: Sharing pins with your friends will now get a little easier. An update from Google Maps now allows you to share your location to more apps, including Facebook and its spun-off communications app Messenger.<p>The new feature, part of Google Maps version 4.8.0, will now …

Apps

iOS 8.4 hits the 40 percent mark after the first week, researcher says

The latest update now accounts for a hefty portion of all iOS usage tracked by analytics firm Mixpanel. Is Apple Music the reason?<p>Apple's iOS 8.4 is already on 41 percent of all iOS devices just one week after its debut.<p>Tracking the use of Apple's mobile OS based on customer data, researcher …

Apple Music

Apple to order largest-ever production run for next iPhone

Company asks suppliers to manufacture 85m to 90m units of two new models with 4.7-inch and 5-inch displays, according to reports<p>Apple is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year.<p>The company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85m to 90m units of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor roundup (updated 8/5)

The first half of 2015 has concluded and we have seen some amazing devices hit the market. Among the best are the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the HTC On M9 and the LG G4, but let’s not forget there is more to come. As it goes with every year, another herd of important smartphones are to reach store …

Phones

iOS 9 lets you store 105 more apps per folder on the iPad

In addition to adding the new News app, iOS 9 beta 3 also made a much-needed enhancement to the folder functionality on the iPad. In prior versions of iOS, users were restricted to a 3×3 layout of apps on the iPad, meaning that there were 3 rows of 3 apps on the device, for a total of 9 apps per …

Apps

How to buy a smartwatch or fitness tracker - CNET

If you're shopping for a piece of wearable tech in 2017, you're facing compromises. Smartwatches and fitness trackers aren't really the must-have devices many companies hoped they would be. And no, you don't really need one. But if you're looking for a piece of tech for your wrist, here are the …

Wearable Tech

Finnish teen convicted for 50,000 computer hacks

A Finnish 17-year-old previously linked to the Lizard Squad hacker group has been convicted of over 50,000 "aggravated computer break-ins."<p>Julius …

Apple Introduces Revamped Two-Factor Authentication for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

With the third betas of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple is introducing a revamped two-factor authentication system, according to both the beta release notes and a detailed support FAQ that outlines the changes.<p>The new two-factor authentication system is different from Apple's existing …

Authentication

Pinterest announces new integrations with IFTTT and Polyvore

Pinterest has announced its first round of integrations — with IFTTT and Polyvore — built on its new Developers Platform.<p>Since launching the platform a few months ago, the network has worked with developers to take advantage of Pinterest APIs to help people do more with their pins. According to a …

Apps

What It's Really Like to Use a Windows Phone

"What about Windows Phone?" I always ask app developers. Some of them laugh at my question.<p>What is it like to use a Microsoft Windows Phone?<p>Statistically speaking, most people never have. Windows Phones make up less than 3 percent of the global market for smartphones. Even in emerging markets, …

Indian Media Startup News In Shorts Lands $20M Series B From Tiger Global

News In Shorts, the startup behind an India-focused mobile news app, has raised a $20 million Series B round from existing investor Tiger Global.<p>The VC firm, which has backed a number of India’s top tech firms and this week led a $100 million raise for music service Saavn, led News In Shorts’ $4 …

Synaptics creates a way to easily authenticate your fingerprint on a laptop

Synaptics is announcing today its first self-enclosed fingerprint authentication technology for laptops and other devices. The device could help enable growth in mobile transactions by making them more secure.<p>The technology is dubbed a “match-in-sensor” fingerprint authenticator. It can sense a …

Information Systems

iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process.<p>The latest issue police are butting heads …

Privacy

Solocam Is A Selfie Stick That Isn’t Completely Insufferable

Most of us at TechCrunch don’t get out much, instead choosing to blog from the comfort of our own home or office. However, some more adventurous reporters still crave the thrill of reporting live on scene.<p>Solocam is a selfie stick that may actually provide value (bear with me here) by letting …

Microsoft's latest HoloLens demo is more realistic about its limitations

Microsoft revealed at E3 that the field of view for its HoloLens headset isn’t likely to get much better. It’s been a sticking point of the otherwise impressive headset, and it appears that Microsoft is now being more realistic about the limitations. In a new video released today, Microsoft …

Sony devices with unlocked bootloaders may malfunction if users enable My Xperia app

We continue to fight the war against phone theft with kill switches, but companies like Sony have been providing theft protection for years. Sony’s My Xperia app can locate, lock, factory reset or even send a sound alert to your phone. That’s not all it does, though – if you have an unlocked …

Android News

Vortex lets kids program their own robot buddy

Sphero, the ball-shaped robot, inspired a new generation of toys that aren't only fun, but can also be used as educational tools for kids. Vortex, pictured above, is one of these. Created by DFRobot, a company that's been selling open-source hardware since 2008, Vortex is being revealed today via …

Your future iPhone’s Apple logo may be more than just a pretty fruit

That Apple logo on your iPhone sure is pretty, but it doesn’t do a whole lot other than remind you who made your phone in case you forget. It’s kind of lazy that way, really.<p>But a recently published patent suggests that Apple might put that shiny bobble to use in future models of its hardware.<p>The …

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