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Google Flights will now tell you if you should wait to buy those tickets

Google’s travel tools are getting even more budget-friendly. On Thursday, December 14, the company announced new tools for Google Flights as well as …

Google

Will we ever have unbreakable smartphone glass? We asked an expert

Everyone drops their smartphone at some point. Even a recovered fumble triggers that unpleasant stomach lurch as visions of cracked and shattered …

Phones

Apple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airports

As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of the big cities across the contiguous U.S. There are some key international airports, as well, including …

iOS

Samsung's 2018 Notebook 9 lineup includes MacBook, Surface challengers

Last year Samsung's Notebook 9 laptop kept it simple with a standard thin-and-light design that got the important things right, but didn't sport flashy features like a high-res display or hybrid design. Earlier this year the Pro edition added a folding hinge for 2-in-1 tablet use and a stylus, and …

Laptops

How to use Google’s cool new photo apps: Storyboard, Scrubbies, and Selfissimo!

Google debuted a trio of experimental photography apps developed by its research teams on Dec. 12. According to Google’s blog post on the matter, the …

iOS

Samsung's latest patent shows a phone with wraparound display

A rear display for apps potentially<p>There’s a new Samsung patent published today that shows a potential dual-sided smartphone with a wraparound screen that stretches onto the rear of the device, as spotted by <i>LetsGoDigital</i>. There’s little written about the potential device in the patent, which was …

Samsung

Apple’s widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store

F<p>ollowing its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released updated App Store guidelines that included a new rule allowing it to ban apps created by a “commercialized template or app generation service.” The understanding at the time was this was part of Apple’s larger App Store cleanup, and the …

Pizza Hut

Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey.<p>The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, …

Google

These are the best wireless headphones you can buy

Bowers & Wilkins, Audio-Technica, Sony, Beats, and a whole lot more<p>One of the ironies of headphones is that we often end up owning multiple pairs while busily pursuing the single ideal set of cans that will suit all our needs and circumstances. Never mind that the perfect headphones don’t exist; we …

Headphones

Tested: The OnePlus 5T is the fastest-charging smartphone right now

<i>By Mark Spoonauer</i><p>You just realized that your phone is low on juice, and panic sets in. How much charge can you get in a limited amount of time? We tested 10 of the top flagship phones and found that the OnePlus 5T is the fastest in the land.<p>The good news is that most of the premium Android phones …

Phones

Apple’s top apps of 2017: Snap nabs top 2 spots, Google and Facebook dominate

It may not have been the best of years for Snap, but Snapchat’s parent company has at least a couple of reasons to celebrate today after it grabbed the top two positions on Apple’s 2017 “most popular apps” list.<p>Snapchat took pole position in the most downloaded apps of 2016, but a year later Snap’s …

Snapchat

Instagram is testing Direct, a standalone messaging app that replaces the current inbox

Messenger 2.0<p>Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward removing messaging features from the core app. Direct, which opens to the camera in the same way Snapchat does, will become available on Android and iOS today in six countries: …

Apple Pay Cash money transfers are available in the US

Apple had to rush-release iOS 11.2 to tackle a nasty date-sensitive bug, leaving hopeful Apple Pay Cash users twiddling their thumbs. Thankfully, you haven't had to wait too long -- Apple's money transfer service is rolling out in the US. As promised, you can add a virtual Apple Pay Cash card to …

Banking

HP Envy x2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered, always-on PC

For its first "Always Connected" PC, HP made a pragmatic choice: It stuffed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor into its latest Surface clone, the Envy x2. The result is compelling: A thin and light laptop with 20 hours of battery life, and built-in LTE connectivity. It's precisely the sort of …

Laptops

China’s phone market is now dominated by five companies, none of which is Samsung

Xiaomi, Huawei, the Oppo-Vivo duo, and Apple now account for 91 percent of sales<p>China is the most unique smartphone market in the world: a phone maker can be a global sales leader without ever treading beyond Chinese borders, and small upstart challengers can suddenly explode in popularity from out …

Mobile Technology

IPhone X is inferior to Samsung's new phones, Consumer Reports says

So much for the iPhone X being the best phone ever. At least according to Consumer Reports.<p>The influential publication just released its full review …

Samsung

Samsung’s W2018 combines the best features of smartphones and flip phones

Do you miss the flip phones of the ’90s and early 2000s? There are plenty of people who are nostalgic for the design, even if they don’t want to give …

Samsung

Facebook launches a version of Messenger for young children

An messaging app for kids ages 6 to 12 to chat with friends and family<p>Facebook today announced a new version of its Messenger chat app designed for children ages six to 12. Called Messenger Kids, the new app does not require a Facebook account — due to federal law, users under the age of 13 cannot …

Facebook

Samsung envisions phones that read your palm

There's a good possibility that you've forgotten a password and had to get hints or recover it. But the process for that isn't very trustworthy. Intruders can guess security questions, for one thing. Samsung might soon have a subtler way of helping you remember your password, though: it would give …

Samsung

Xiaomi shows off upcoming Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus full-screen smartphones

Xiaomi is preparing to announce the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China on Thursday, and director of product management Donovan Sung has just shown them off in a set of tweeted photos. There aren't any details on pricing or specs yet, but we can see that both phones have slim bezels and …

Tablets

Meet the Star Wars edition of the OnePlus 5T

‘Strong enough to rule the galaxy’<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is due to reach cinemas in less than two weeks, and that means many <i>many</i> merchandise tie-ins before then. This time it's a OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition phone, which will debut in India on December 14th, one day before the local film …

Star Wars

Google’s new Android app stops other apps from wasting your data

Google is launching another stylish and simple Android app designed to help people manage one of the core functions of their phone — in this case, data usage.<p>The app is called Datally, and it’s supposed to help you understand where you data is going and cut down on how much you’re using. Datally …

Google

Samsung’s new app helps people who are colorblind recalibrate colors on their TVs

Specifically, Samsung’s QLED TVs<p>Samsung has launched a new app called SeeColors designed to help people who are colorblind adjust the color settings on their QLED TVs to their specific needs. The app lets people diagnose their personal deficiencies, and links with the TV to adjust colors based on …

Samsung

Give Rachael Ray a run for her money with these 11 best cooking apps

We carry our phone with us everywhere we go — whether it be our living room or work space — so why shouldn’t we venture into the kitchen with it? …

Cooking

Misfit's new hybrid watch looks better than its true smartwatch

Misfit launched a new hybrid smartwatch today called the Command. Similarly to its earlier hybrid watch, the Phase, it tracks steps and calories and can notify wearers of calls, texts, or whatever else is happening on their phone. It doesn't have an LCD display because it's hybrid, so instead, …

Wearable Tech

This Company Brings Free Mobile Internet To 40 Million People Globally

Large parts of the world are connected, they just can’t afford to use their data. Jana takes advertising money to pay the data charges of people who use its mobile browser–and it’s growing incredibly fast.<p>When Facebook tried to offer a version of free internet in India, it didn’t go very well. The …

Project Loon

The iOS 11 privacy and security settings you need to know about

Chances are that you haven't purchased the iPhone X yet, but you're probably already running the shiny new iOS 11. And yup, this is a great …

iOS

A Notch Above

Thoughts on the iPhone X<p>The other day, I picked up the iPhone X and felt nothing. Not in the literal sense, more in the philosophical sense. It was …

iOS

This is the best tablet deal in history

For an impossible $99.99, you can get a 10-inch HD tablet with oodles of bells and whistles. Game, set, match, Apple. Plus: a super-fast mobile charger.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on</i> …

Tablets