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The guy who ruined Google Glass with a shower selfie is at it again with Snapchat's Spectacles

Robert Scoble has done it again.<p>The super-enthusiastic tech pundit is infamous for a 2013 photo of himself wearing Google Glass in the shower. In it, Scoble looks like he's red-faced screaming in joy at the camera while still wet and naked in the shower.<p>Google killed the consumer version of Google …

The Galaxy Note 6 may bring an iris scanner alongside water resistance

It is common for OEMs these days to launch more than one flagship device on the market, as rarely one model alone is able to satisfy every segment of it. Often, like in the case of the just announced Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, manufacturers simply create different sized versions of the same phone, …

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially available

Just a few weeks after their announcement, Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially on sale. Right on time for Microsoft’s flagship store grand opening party.<p>If you’re not familiar, Microsoft shocked the tech world earlier this month by unveiling its first ever laptop in the …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple will announce its Q4 results today.</b>Here's our big preview of what to expect.<p><b>2. Google could see even more investigations from Europe's antitrust regulators.</b> Margrethe Vestager gave an interview in which she said that the EU is looking at a broad range of services from Google and parent …

Wikipedia editor complains that the site doesn't get enough media attention

<i>Editor’s Note Oct. 27 4:17 PM ET: The original article implied that a Wikipedia editor’s blog post represented the Wikipedia community. This was an unintentional error, and we’ve updated the post to reflect otherwise.</i><p>A Wikipedia editor has published a blog post saying that it doesn’t get enough …

Internet

T-Mobile rides 'Uncarrier' wave as consumers flock to its service

The momentum of T-Mobile can't be denied.<p>For months, the Bellevue, Washington, company has been gaining more mobile phone customers than its three rivals combined. It has struck a chord with consumers through pocketbook-friendly features under the "Uncarrier" banner, including monthly rollovers of …

Mobile

Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Phone numbers are dumb. Once someone has yours, you can’t stop them from contacting you.<p>Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach …

Social Media

Twitter Hopes To Appeal To A Younger Crowd With This New Fast-Paced TV Commercial

During Twitter’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey let us know that the company would be running a new TV commercial during the World Series.<p>As The Verge points out, this commercial was done by the same group that did Apple’s <i>1984</i> campaign. While it’s not the first commercial by Twitter, it does …

What Twitter must do to save itself

<b>It's been another tough day for Twitter as its quarterly earnings report, once again, sends its stock price spiralling downwards.</b><p>The social network is struggling on several fronts. In New York, Wall Street investors and analysts are perpetually unimpressed.<p>And online, social media users are …

Unsatisfied with smartphones, Samsung gets really, really serious about air conditioners

Samsung reminded us today that it’s a big company with a big appetite and perhaps even bigger eyes. And those ambitions are not just limited to its smartphones, which have been steadily losing ground to Apple in the premium segment and to Chinese rivals at the lower end.<p>In a move that caught all …

Comcast is planning to test a wireless network using Verizon's spectrum

Your Comcast triple-play bundle may soon be a quadruple-play. Bloomberg is reporting it will soon test a wireless service, piggybacking onto the Verizon network.<p>On its earnings call this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said the company had ‘activated’ an agreement with Verizon to trial a …

Target ad leak reveals planned Apple Watch discount for iPhone purchasers

After launching Apple Watch just last week, a recent ad leak suggests that Target is already planning to discount the wearable. The deal extends a savings of <b>10%</b> to any Apple Watch when purchased alongside an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus starting this Sunday, November 1st.<p>Usually these types of bundles that …

Spotify really does reduce music piracy, but at a cost

Spotify swears up and down that its free music streaming helps curb piracy. But does it really? Yes, if you ask the EU... but it's not the cure-all that the company might suggest. A European Commission study claims that there's "clear evidence" of Spotify reducing illegal downloads, with every 47 …

Music Industry

Nintendo is about to make a huge announcement

Nintendo is set to lift the covers off its eagerly-awaited debut into the smartphone gaming world, a move that could open a new revenue stream for …

Samsung's absurdly large Galaxy View tablet is official

After being teased and leaked multiple times over the past few weeks, Samsung today officially revealed its supersized 18.4-inch tablet, the Galaxy View. As you might expect, the company's pegging this as the perfect device for people who consume heavy amounts of media -- you know, through Netflix, …

Phones

Comcast confirms it will test a wireless service on Verizon’s network

Comcast is playing with the idea of launching a wireless service, and it plans to start network tests next year. On a call with investors this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that Comcast has activated an agreement with Verizon that allows it to piggyback on the carrier's wireless …

Net Neutrality