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Marshall's new headphones let you jam for (at least) 30 hours

If you're looking for a pair of affordable wireless headphones for your holiday wish list, Marshall has a new model just in time to alert Santa. The Mid Bluetooth follows the Major II in the company's line of Bluetooth-equipped headphones, touting the same 30-hour battery life as that previous …

Apple and Huawei Will Benefit Most From Note 7's Failure, but Profit May Have Already 'Peaked Out'

Apple and Huawei will be the biggest beneficiaries following the discontinuation of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 line, according to research conducted by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The two companies will mainly see orders increased by users looking for a smartphone with dual camera support, …

HP's New 2016 Spectre x360 Vs. MacBook Air

After decades of using Windows, I mostly abandoned the platform a few years ago in favor or a MacBook Air and a Mac Mini. I still use recent versions of both Macs, but after using the new HP Spectre 360, I’m starting to think about switching back to Windows.<p>The MacBook Air was revolutionary when it …

WikiLeaks claims a 'state party' cut Julian Assange's internet (updated)

If you believe WikiLeaks, someone is trying to silence founder Julian Assange. The truth-through-disclosure group is claiming that a "state party" has cut Assange's internet access at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It isn't naming the culprit at this stage, but does say that it has "activated …

Samsung reportedly tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

While it’s a standard practice for most smartphone manufacturers to leave it up to third-party companies to convey tests on its phone batteries, it turns out this isn’t the way Samsung does things.<p>Unlike other companies like Apple, the South Korean tech giant is apparently among the few …

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People Walked Out of Amy Schumer's Show After She Trashed Donald Trump

Wait, have these people seen her work before?<p>If you've seen Amy Schumer's stand-up comedy, you know she doesn't suffer fools—especially people who don't treat women with respect. So it's no surprise that she goes after Donald Trump, with what he's been caught saying lately, right? Apparently it was …

Google News introduces fact check feature – just in time for US election

Launched today, fact check will now appear as a label among news search results alongside other labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited<p>In the midst of a highly charged presidential election, where fact and fiction have frequently become confused, Google News has introduced a new fact …

Apple Store fires staff for stealing customers' private pics

Another Apple Store in Australia is embroiled in a scandal, and this time, it involves explicit photos. According to <i>Courier Mail</i> (membership required), the Carindale Apple Store in Queensland fired four male employees for not only stealing sensitive images from customers' phones sent in for repair, …

Two Uber drivers in New York are eligible for unemployment, which could threaten Uber's business model

The New York Times reports that the two drivers received a ruling in August and September from the New York State Department of Labor, which states that the two drivers can receive unemployment payments, something not typically available to independent contractors.<p>According to the Times, this …

Amazon Wants to Scan Your License Plate

Identifying cars would help it speed up pickup times at brick-and-mortar stores—but it could use the information to track your location.<p>A drive-through for your groceries: According to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><i>,</i> that’s one of Amazon’s many ambitions for the next version of its …

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Here's How Much Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Is Getting to Leave the Bank

Even though he left on a low, John Stumpf, former CEO of Wells Fargo, will take about $133.1 million into retirement.<p>The beleaguered executive …

Limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod to ship in December

Tired of waiting for the latest Android(s goog) updates to make their way to your phone? You can always buy a Nexus. But soon you’ll have another …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something <i>different</i>, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc.<p>They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …