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This Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Weird, Monstrous, and Kinda Cool

Get ready, because rumors are saying that Apple, Samsung, and others have plans to bring actual bendable phones to market within the next few years. …

Tablets

The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer

On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood …

Cancer

Facebook Messenger adds PayPal as P2P payment option

PayPal has similar deals with Skype and Slack and reported strong growth in P2P payments in the last quarter.<p>As of Friday, Facebook Messenger users …

Banking

Twitter now has a calendar for tackling abuse and trolls

The end of 2017 is looking busy for Twitter, after it released a calendar of "safety work" to show how and when it will tackle issues on its platform.

Social Media

Spotify's Rise aims to find your next favourite singer

Rise seeks to promote talented artists across Spotify and beyond.<p>Spotify has launched Rise, a new feature designed to identify and promote emerging artists.<p>Spotify claims it selects the artists for Rise by "harnessing its unmatched cultural influence and 140+ million music fans."<p>The artists are …

Spotify

Checking yourself for melanomas? You might not be looking for the right thing.

Skin cancer is easy to prevent as long as you know what to look for.<p>Moles, like their furry homonyms, should be roughly round, brown, and symmetrical. When they start changing, something could be very wrong. But it's not just existing moles you should keep an eye on.<p>When it comes to skin cancer, …

Cancer

Lyft taxi app boosted by $1bn investment from Google-led consortium

Funding round led by CapitalG takes valuation of ride-hailing company up to $11bn<p>The US ride-hailing company Lyft has secured a $1bn (£760m) investment from a Google-led consortium, a considerable war chest that will help finance its challenge to Uber in the US – and possibly overseas.<p>The funding …

Uber

​Developers rejoice: Microsoft, Google, Mozilla are putting all their web API docs in one place

Browser makers have agreed to make Mozilla's MDN Web Docs the prime repository for information about web APIs.<p>Three big browser makers have agreed to …

Software

Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads

Supply-chain attack saw data-stealing Proton RAT loaded into legitimate downloads of Elmedia Player and Folx applications by Eltima …

Malware

Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum Keyboard Review

<i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Logitech

Samsung's new camera has 17 lenses and costs $10,500

The Samsung 360 Round is also about the size of a Roomba.<p>With 17 lenses and a $10,500 price tag, Samsung's 360 Round camera is not messing around.<p>Equipped with two pairs of eight lenses and one in the center staring up, the 360 Round is designed for pros and enthusiasts to capture and livestream 3D …

Samsung

Mr. Robot Digital After Show Hosted by The Verge, Episode 302

The FDA says ecstasy is a ‘breakthrough’ drug for PTSD patients

It's a big step forward for a controversial treatment.<p>Ecstasy doesn’t sound like something you do in a doctor’s office. But the Food and Drug Administration wants that to change. The FDA just approved the substance, more clinically known as MDMA, as a ‘breakthrough’ drug—and will work to move it …

Ecstasy (Drug)

UK government could force petrol stations to install EV chargers

The UK's network of motorway services and petrol stations will be required to install chargers for electric cars, under plans announced by Transport Minister John Hayes. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, which was first announced during the Queen's Speech in June but yesterday had its first …

Electric Vehicles

This $1295 titanium iPhone X case is more expensive than the phone itself

<b>iPhones are about to get more expensive than ever before with the imminent release of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X handset – and luxury cases</b> …

IPhone X

How to personalize Siri's voice response settings in iOS 11

Tips<p>There's a good chance that if you own an iPhone or an iPad, you've probably still using Siri's default voice settings —but as AppleInsider can …

iOS

Eve Smart Mirror Complete With App Store Hits Kickstarter

Designer and developer Stephen Bonnain has created an interactive smart mirror complete with and App Store allowing you to access your favourite …

Home Automation

HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's 'world's most powerful detachable PC'

The 14-inch mobile workstation is being introduced at Adobe's Max conference, and its top-notch specs and high price tag put it clearly in the same …

Laptops

Google Chrome can now spot even brand new phishing pages

Google has rolled out two new tools to combat phishing, and upped Gmail security.<p>Google is stepping up defenses against phishing through a new …

Google

Gulas Pi1S: World's fastest e-bike lets you pedal down the freeway at 115 km/h

The very sharp observer might recognize the design here; it's very similar to the ErockIT bike we wrote about back in 2008. It seems there's been …

Highways

Security Researchers Hacked a Bluetooth-Enabled Butt Plug

The quest for a secure wireless sex toy continues.<p>The rectums of the world are clenched in fear after Italian infosec researcher Giovanni Mellini revealed just how easy it is to hack a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in a blog post on Tuesday.<p>The device in question is Hush by Lovense, which is billed …

Home Automation

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. …

iOS

Sonos One review

Alexa gets the sound quality she deserves<p><b>The Good</b> The Sonos One integrates full-fledged Alexa voice control, just like an Amazon Echo speaker but with better sound quality. It offers most of Alexa's smart home controls and its far-field microphone performs similarly to an Echo. The Sonos One works …

Amazon

Sonos One review: The best-sounding smart speaker you can buy

When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity. But since then, Alexa and the Echo have grown rapidly in both popularity and functionality, inspiring competition from the likes of Google and Apple. Talking to a speaker is totally normal now …

Audiophile

The $13 EasyAcc Mini portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't have small sound

Good things come in small packages.<p>Is this deal for me?<p>The EasyAcc Mini portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $12.79 with code <b>X2J7ATBC</b> on Amazon. It …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple TV universal search now supports Apple Music and more

The wonderfully useful universal search function on Apple TV now supports a bunch of new services. Apple has added a number of popular providers in many countries, including BBC America, FX Now, and its own Apple Music.<p>Introduced with tvOS 10, universal search makes finding content on your Apple TV …

Smart TV

The Next Generation of Smart Smoke Detectors Is Here

First came smart TVs. Then smart light bulbs, thermostats, and even smart refrigerators. It only makes sense that a smart smoke alarm would soon …

Home Automation

Apple Pay expands in Spain with CaixaBank, and Italy with Widiba [U]

<i>Updated with Widiba, below</i><p>Customers of the Spanish bank CaixaBank can now use Apple Pay, the bank confirming in a blog post that the service is already live. As you’d expect, this includes its mobile banking brand, ImaginBank …<p>CaixaBank is one of Spain’s largest banks, with more than 6,000 branches …

Banking

ATM malware available online for only $5,000

Malware which forces ATMs to hemorrhage cash has been discovered for sale on the Dark Web at an unfortunately accessible price.<p>Researchers have …

Security