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Spotify gives its iOS and Android apps a complete overhaul

Spotify's mobile app just got a major overhaul.<p>The music streaming app, available for iOS and Android and rolling out globally to users in the coming …

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Apple Warns iPhone X Has A Nasty New Surprise

Google’s Pixel 2XL is a fabulous smartphone whose reputation has been dragged through the mud. This is due to its display which has a blue tint at angles and isolated reports of OLED ‘burn-in’. Now Apple has just warned the iPhone X, the most expensive iPhone ever released, carries the same</i> …

Mobile Technology

Galaxy S9: Samsung’s First 2018 Flagship Might Adopt A New Rear Panel Design, And It Would Fix A Big S8 Flaw

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are expected to be more of an evolutionary upgrade over their direct predecessors. So far, most of the speculations …

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos' mentor used a simple test to figure out who is a true leader

You can have the most impressive title in the world and still not be a leader.<p>According to the late Bill Campbell, who established a reputation as the "coach" of Silicon Valley, only one thing determines whether or not you're a leader: the opinions of those you're supposed to be leading.<p>A former …

Microsoft literally built treehouses for its employees

Microsoft is known for maintaining a fun workplace, from its free candy to its awesome art collection. Its latest perk: treehouses.<p>The company …

Google Wants You To Read E-Books

Google has, for many years now, been trying to get its users to have better digital access to books. A contentious decision to scan “every book ever published,” according to a <i>New Yorker</i> article with the increasingly apt headline ”Google’s Moon Shot,” rested heavily on the formation of partnerships …

iPhone X Comes With 2,716mAh Battery and 3GB of RAM

Previously unconfirmed details about the internal specifications of Apple's iPhone X appear to have been revealed on China's official communications certification board, including the device's system memory, CPU clock speed, and battery capacity.<p>First spotted this morning by mobile leaker Steve …

Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat

Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage. The process relies on something called "shape memory polymer," …

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Tim Cook to announce new nationwide training program at press event in Austin today [Video] [U]

<i>Update: Apple has announced that the Swift app development curriculum noted below is being expanded to more community colleges.</i><p>Apple today announced the App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 community college systems across the country in the 2017-2018 school …

Court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years in jail

A court in South Korea has sentenced 49-year-old Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption.<p>Lee — who denied all charges — was convicted regarding his role in a bribery scandal involving Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea. Prosecutors were …

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Facebook Announces 'Watch' Platform for Facebook-Exclusive TV Shows

Facebook today announced the launch of an upcoming platform called "Watch," which is designed to Facebook-exclusive TV shows.<p>Watch is Facebook's official platform for shows on Facebook, and it will be available on mobile, desktop, and in Facebook's TV apps. According to Facebook, its shows are …

BlackPods brings your AirPods to the dark side

This is the story of a guy who found a niche and stuck with it. The guy is a programmer named Nick who was worried about Apple’s wireless AirPods. He thought they looked stupid.<p>“I didn’t have particularly high hopes when Apple first announced AirPods. I figured they would sound like their wired …

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Apple accused of 'anti-consumer' behaviour by Indian regulator

Apple is in the crosshairs of India's telecommunications regulator.<p>The iPhone maker has been called out for its refusal to enable a Do Not Disturb app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its devices, reports Times of India.<p>The app allows users to share details of …

Tech Industry

Google Fires Employee Behind Controversial Diversity Memo

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo blasting the web company’s diversity policies, creating a firestorm across …

Netflix buys comic book publisher Millarworld in company’s first acquisition

Netflix announced today that it’s acquiring Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing house, in the company’s first ever acquisition. According to Netflix’s press release, the purchase is part of the company’s efforts to “acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring …

iPhone 8’s Touch ID could have a surprising new home

We’re all wondering where Apple will place Touch ID on the iPhone 8, with the physical Home button set to disappear in favor of a larger display. The latest report indicates it could be embedded in the handset’s power button on its right side.<p>Following in the footsteps of Samsung and LG in an …

Lenovo made an augmented reality headset for 'Star Wars' games

Here's something you probably weren't expecting out of a Disney fan event: a <i>Star Wars</i> augmented reality headset. Lenovo and Lucasfilm have teased headgear that uses your smartphone to bring the space epic into the real world. There's precious little to know about the hardware (not even a release …

iFixit teardown confirms Note 7 Fan Edition is just a Note 7 with a new, smaller battery

Like a phoenix from the ashes, Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has emerged from the fires of its battery woes reborn as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, a refurbished Note 7 that, hopefully, won’t explode. Samsung announced that it’d be using some original Galaxy Note 7 parts in the Fan …

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How Facebook, Google, Netflix, and others supported net neutrality today | Ars Technica

See how websites, advocacy groups, and even some ISPs defended net neutrality.<p>Today is the "Internet-wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality" …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

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Your body is a big battery and scientists want to power gadgets with it

All along the power was inside you<p>For years, our electronic devices have been getting smaller and faster, but the trend can’t continue until we solve one big obstacle: batteries.<p>Batteries are the bottleneck of any electronic system, says Dina El-Damak, a professor of electrical engineering at the …

Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…<p>Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having …

Mobile Technology

AR vs VR: what's the difference?

While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive haven’t quite been flying off the shelves yet, virtual reality is <i>still</i> big news and most analysts think that it is about to take off in a big way. And even if it remains solely the pastime of enthusiasts, it’s still undeniably the case that VR is officially <i>here</i> – …

Qualcomm is taking fingerprint scanners below the surface

Your fingerprint scanners are going down next summer.<p>As in they're going below the glass and behind the back of your phone, according to Qualcomm. At Mobile World Congress Shanghai on Tuesday, the chipmaker announced new fingerprint sensors that can work underneath your phone's display, through …

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Apple Leak Shows iPhone 8 Is Massive

Supersized smartphones is clearly the trend of 2017: massive new displays crammed inside phones with super skinny bezels. And the iPhone 8 looks set to make the biggest leap of them all…<p>Following multiple design leaks and cases sent to me from third parties, new information from Weibo (via …

Mobile Technology

iOS 11’s blue bar will shame apps that overzealously access your location

Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 11, which ships to the public in September, will give users a better understanding over how apps are using their location data. One notable change, which will be immediately obvious, is a more prominent blue status bar that appears when an app is actively …

Apps

The Amazon Echo is on sale for its lowest price of the year at $130

Amazon is running a sale on the popular Echo speaker that cuts the price to $129.99, or $50 off the usual $179.99, which makes it the best deal we’ve seen on the full-size Echo this year.<p>So, if you’ve been thinking about picking up an Amazon Echo to introduce Alexa into your apartment, or have been …

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Jeff Bezos says Amazon will ‘keep investing’ in India as rivals raise new war chests

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged to continue to invest in India as it bids to keep pace with rivals in the country that have landed large investments from big name backers.<p>SoftBank and Alibaba have pumped close to $2 billion into Paytm lately while India’s original online retailer, Flipkart, won …

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