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New iPhone: 2018 line-up will include much bigger version of iPhone X, leaked Apple code suggests

Hidden code found in Apple's software could indicate that the iPhone X is about to get a lot bigger.<p>Now code unearthed in iOS 12 – which will be …

Mobile Technology

Fortnite for Android won’t be exclusive to Galaxy Note 9

The exclusive release of the mega-hit game Fortnite won’t be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9, it seems. Instead, at first at least, the game will also …

Galaxy Note

Google Duo can share your Android phone's screen

Google Duo has just made it easier to play tech support to friends and family: the video chat app's latest version comes with the ability to share your screen during a call. To access the feature, simply tap on your screen to see the new screensharing icon above the camera-flip one. Tapping the new …

Everything Facebook launched at F8 and Why

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and analysis of F8 here.<p><b>1. FaceDate</b><p>Facebook is launching a dating feature where you can volunteer to make a profile that’s only …

Social Media

The Pentagon bans Huawei and ZTE phones from retail stores on military bases

The Pentagon is ordering retail outlets on US military bases to stop selling Huawei and ZTE phones. The Department of Defense says using the devices could be a security risk.<p>“Huawei and ZTE devices may pose an unacceptable risk to the department’s personnel, information and mission,” a Pentagon …

Yes, These Chickens Are on the Blockchain

Did the chicken you just buy at the supermarket have a nice life, roam free, and eat healthy grains? If you’re the kind of person who cares, …

Here’s what Facebook CEO will say in congressional testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a House of Representatives committee this week, concerning the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.<p>Ahead of time, Facebook has released a prepared testimony, featuring the comments that Zuckerberg will make during his testimony. “Facebook is …

Tim Cook

Instagram rolls out Focus portrait mode for videos and photos

Instagram is one-upping Apple with a portrait mode feature that runs on a wider variety of phones and works with video, not just photos. Last month, TechCrunch reported about a Focus feature buried in Instagram’s code, which began publicly testing a week later. Now Instagram is rolling out Focus, …

Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge

Passwords are problematic, and most people don't manage them properly. An alternative is coming to several major web browsers soon: Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are supporting built-in support for a password-free method of authentication on Chrome , Firefox and Edge browsers in the coming …

World Wide Web

Vevo hack defaces YouTube music videos from Drake, Taylor Swift (updated)

If you were in the midst of a music video marathon this morning, you probably got a rude surprise. Hackers (one claiming to have used a script) defaced numerous top music videos, including Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's record-setting "Despacito" as well as clips from Drake, Katy Perry, Shakira, …

YouTube Music

Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition reveals Microsoft's true business strategy

Microsoft is in the cloud services business, and the revelation that the company is selling an Android smartphone is simply more proof.<p>In early April …

Samsung Galaxy S8 users report phone randomly restarting, no clear fix yet

Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have been randomly restarting, and that's not the only issue. The S8's success is critical for Samsung-is it dropping the …

Samsung Galaxy

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Uber's 'ghost drivers' are scaring passengers into giving them money

Uber drivers in China have been uploading terrifying pictures to their profiles to scare customers into cancelling their rides and paying a fee, according to local reports.<p>The practice, which has been nicknamed the "ghost driver" issue, involves scam drivers using gruesome pictures that force users …

Facebook Messenger just made it easy to poll your friends

Facebook Messenger is getting a neat update today on Andriod and iOS, according to TechCrunch: you can now poll your friends.<p>The feature only works for group chats (because polling a two people is silly), and works just like you’d expect: type in a question and some possible responses.<p>There are a …

With Bolt, HTC Might Be Next To Drop Headphone Jacks

Looks like an HTC 10 missing one little thing...<p>And so the dominos begin to fall on the life of the headphone jack. The upcoming HTC Bolt is rumored to be announced later this year, and in the meantime it looks a lot like the current HTC 10 device, without one major development: a jack.<p>If you're …

Talk Android Apps of the Week: January 17, 2016

It’s Sunday, the time of the week when <i>Talk Android</i> brings you a report on some of the very best applications we’ve been using over the course of the …

iOS 9.3 Preview: First look at updated Apple Music + Maps apps in CarPlay [Video]

Earlier today Apple unloaded several new beta software updates including iOS 9.3 for iPhone which adds some handy new features to CarPlay. Specifically, both the Maps and Music apps for CarPlay were updated to work more like the iPhone versions on iOS 9. Check out the details below:<p>The Music app on …

Apple Music

Facebook reaches half the internet, but don't expect it to stop there

The social network faces more suggestions it is running out of steam in its mature markets, but this doesn't mean its best days are behind it<p>It’s been hard to miss the advertising blitz that Facebook has embarked on over the last few weeks. The sides of bus stops, television breaks and double-page …

Hands On: Moto X Style Pure Edition

Long gone are the days of the $199 Moto X, but with each price bump comes major improvements. Today, Motorola’s unveiled its most powerful Android phone yet: The Moto X Style.<p>If you’ll excuse the Taylor Swift-ified name, the Moto X Style is jam-packed with impressive specs: 1.8GHz hexa-core …

Mobile Technology

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Lightning USB Flash Drive

There is no enough capacity to store your daily added photos and videos in your iOS device? Take a look at Verbatim’s Store ‘n’ Go Lightning USB …

LG Bello II announced, launches this month

LG’s entry-level L series range launched last year and today, the Korean manufacturer has added to the series with another handset, called the LG Bello II. The L Series is LG’s affordable range of smartphones and is aimed at emerging markets, bringing features such as Knock Code from its flagship …

Mobile Technology

Teardown reveals iPod touch is basically a stripped-down iPhone 6

Other than the small matter of it not making phone calls, what’s the difference between the iPhone 6 and the sixth-generation iPod touch that Apple released last week?<p>That’s the question iFixit tried to answer with its teardown of Apple’s newest music player.<p>The devices share the same A8 processor …

iPod Touch

A taste of something great: five days with NVIDIA's Shield Android TV

I wanted to watch <i>The West Wing</i>, so I asked for it. I wanted to play <i>Asphalt 8</i> on my TV, so I downloaded it. I wanted people to see me playing a copy of <i>Street Fighter X Tekken</i> I didn't (strictly speaking) own, so I broadcasted it. All of these little interactions -- some mundane, some seemingly …

Things task management app coming to Apple Watch with focus on Today View

We’ve known for a while now that the popular Things to-do list management app is coming to the Apple Watch, and we even posted a few screenshots of the application this morning. But now, Cultured Code, the developers behind Things, have provided an in-depth look at how their application sets itself …

Apps

Articles about 5 stunning gabled glass facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the...<p>Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Seeking a …

Architecture

Sony's Xperia Z4 flagship is a slight spec bump over the Z3

We've already seen Samsung's and HTC's high-end handsets for 2015, and now Sony has joined the party. The Xperia Z4 offers a small specs bump and a …

Phones