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US 4G speeds up, as carriers battle with unlimited data

It’s been almost a full year since US carriers AT&T and Verizon launched their unlimited data plans in a bid to curtail the Uncarrier’s aggressive campaign to pinch customers. But the surge in all you can eat data hasn’t been without its compromises, as average speeds across US networks suffered a …

Is Apple intentionally slowing down your old iPhone? The data suggests not

Data shows consistent performance for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 with successive iOS updates, but that doesn’t mean the phones don’t feel slower<p>It’s a perennial question asked in offices, pubs, shops and across the internet every year in the run up to the launch of a new iPhone: …

Mobile Technology

This $10 accessory makes Apple's AirPods almost perfect

The AirPods don't stay in everybody's ears equally well. Sports fins fix that problem, but create another.<p>I have one small problem with the AirPods: They don't stay in my ears super securely. I can walk around with them fine, but if I run to catch a train in the subway--or just run with them in …

Tech Trends

Kodi: Everything you need to know about the streaming app

Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media …

Raspberry Pi

Read Tim Cook's Email To Apple Employees After Donald Trump's Election

"The only way to move forward is to move forward together."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook broadcast an all-hands memo to US Apple employees Wednesday evening calling for unity amid the uncertainty inspired by Donald Trump's upset presidential win.<p>In the memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, Cook — in a nod to one …

Donald Trump

Phone company reveals where unused data goes

Technically Incorrect: In a witty ad, New Zealand's 2Degrees Mobile answers the question so many have asked themselves.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You have a data plan.<p>Sometimes you use your monthly allowance. Sometimes you don't.<p>Some …

Mobile

The dual-screen E Ink Gvido is like a Kindle for sheet music

I've been playing the piano on and off for more than a decade, and at home I have the scrappiest, messiest folder of sheet music you've ever seen. It's culled from a variety of sources (photocopied jazz standards, out-of-copyright classics, and rough MIDI transcriptions), and covered in scathing …

Watch Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay reveal from E3 2016

Here it is!<p>Nintendo has a limited presence at E3 2016, but information on a new Zelda trailer may be enough to grab the imagination of fans. The company released a trailer for the game, called <i>Breath of the Wild</i>, during its livestream, and holy heck it looks pretty amazing.<p>While Sony and Microsoft …

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in one handy list

This year’s keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a wrap – but if you missed it, here’s a recap of the important bits you need to know. For more details on each news item, click the links below for an extended coverage.<p>Kicking off the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens with a moment …

Smart TV

How to back up your iPad using iCloud or iTunes

Backing up your iPad is the most important habit you should try to keep with regard to routine maintenance of your device. It’s the first step in your line of defense before ever attempting any trouble-shooting measures. Furthermore, it is a prudent operation you should take prior to updating to a …

Galaxy S7: Speed Test Compares It To Other Smartphones

This month Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. And the reviews are saying that the two smartphones represent Samsung’s best devices. There are features that make Samsung’s newest flagships superior to other smartphones that have been released over the last year, including its microSD card …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s: camera shoot-out

Samsung has been keen to point out that its Galaxy S7 flagship features an all new image sensor, boasting superior low light shots and super-fast auto focusing. But there’s already quite a bit of choice when it comes to smartphone cameras and the real test is to see how they perform head to head. …

Phones

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

Nathan Fillion To Return As Malcolm Reynolds In Firefly Online

In a video posted to the official Firefly Online YouTube channel, developers Spark Plug Games and Quantum Mechanix have revealed that Nathan Fillion is reprising his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds for Firefly Online.<p>Fillion joins a number of other returning cast members from the show, …

Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat

If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won’t make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical instrument, allowing you to stay on the beat while you’re …

Nomad’s Pod Is A Clever Portable Backup Battery For Apple Watch

The Apple Watch isn’t available yet, but that hasn’t stopped accessory makers from coming out of the woodwork to pre-announce a thriving ecosystem of companion devices for the wearable. Nomad, maker of the ChargeKey and the NomadClip, among many other MFI-certified power accessories, is joining the …

TextBlade portable keyboard is greater than the sum of its parts

We've looked at various folding portable keyboards designed to make it easy for those that like some tactile feedback when entering text on mobile …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch Steve Jobs' announcement of the first iPhone exactly 8 years later

Eight years ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs climbed the stage during Apple's annual Macworld conference, and announced the first iPhone.<p>Starting off …

Intel unveils 'Broadwell' processors, starting with dual-core chips only

CES is happening this week, and as far as Intel goes, that can only mean one thing. The chip maker has just unveiled its next generation of processors, the ones that will power most mainstream PCs for the next 12 months. We've known for some time that these CPUs were codenamed "Broadwell" and that …

Zagg announces iPhone 6 Speaker Case w/ detachable Bluetooth speaker & backup battery, more

Zagg, the company behind many of our favorite Bluetooth keyboards and cases, today announced its latest creation, the ZAGG Speaker Case for iPhone 6 with detachable Bluetooth speaker. Not only that, but the case also packs in an 1800mAh backup battery, which the company says will get you …

Gear & Gadgets

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

Sony 4K TV is slimmer than an iPhone

Sony has launched a ludicrously slim 4K television, which at 5mm (0.2 inches) thick, measures up as the world's thinnest LCD. Not only that, but it …

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

Almost Every Single Detail About Apple's Next iPad May Have Just Leaked

The report closely lines up with rumors we've heard about Apple's coming iPad, which is expected to debut on Oct. 16. Andrew didn't publish the pictures, but he did describe some of the design differences in as much detail as possible. Here's an overview of the changes outlined in his post:<p>The new …

IPad Air

Download some of the Note 4 wallpapers here

Now that the Note 4 received its warm welcome from hordes of eager fans, it’s time for the device to go through the typical phases of product launches in the Android world. One of these ritual phases is the leaking of various software goodies found on the device, including the wallpapers the device …

Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3

Size<p>Not much of a difference in size – or appearance, for that matter. The new model is just a hair longer and thicker.<p>Weight<p>The Galaxy Note 4 is …

'Community' gets new life on Yahoo

The deal kind of sounds like a twisted plot line from "Community": The makers of a brilliant but canceled TV comedy strike a deal to revive the show with a dotcom business best known as a place to search the Web and check e-mail.<p>But it's true: "Community," canceled by NBC in May, will be revived by …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

Google's modular phones: hot-swapping batteries is just the beginning

Google teased us with a behind-the-scenes look at Project Ara's progress last week, and now it's giving would-be module makers some meat to dig into with its new Module Developers Kit. As the name implies, this release really isn't meant for laymen: it's a set of guidelines for how those bits …