Tuesday , October 17 2017

Andy Rubin’s Essential in hot water over allegedly stealing connector technology

Android co-founder Andy Rubin probably didn’t imagine this being how Essential‘s first year of existence would play out. The Essential Phone turned out to not be the juggernaut we wanted it to be, shipping delays pushed the phone’s actual debut well into August instead of the original June timeframe, and customers’ …

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Verizon and AT&T accused of selling your phone number and location to almost anyone

Shutterstock Last year, you might remember that Verizon was in the news for reaching an agreement with the FCC. The issue centered around the tracking of its customers without consent. In reality, carriers have been doing this for years, but privacy advocates like the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked Verizon and …

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Google Photos can now identify your pets

Back when Google Photos was introduced in 2015, one of the headlining features was the ability to sort photos to see a specific person. This has been an amazing tool for shutterbugs to sort within their overflowing photo libraries. It also gives people an easy way to go back and …

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They sold out, but now they’re back! $150 headphones for $80

Last week, we spotlighted the Paww WaveSound 3 headphone system, but user reaction was so intense that many readers hit a Sold Out page! Fortunately, the distributor has received new inventory, so if you missed out on this deal, you’ve still got a chance to snag your pair! The Paww …

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Huawei is finally putting a bigger focus on software updates

I can count on one hand how many updates my Huawei Mate 9 has received since launch. It’s October 2017, and the Mate 9 sitting in my desk drawer is running Android 7.0 Nougat with the April 2017 security patch. I bet most people would agree that this isn’t acceptable, …

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Google Maps now lets you explore more planets and their moons

If you ever wanted to explore the planetary bodies of our solar system, Google is making it a little easier. Sadly, you and I will never be able to reach Ceres, Io, or Dione in the flesh but the new update gives us the next best option. In your browser, …

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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro announced: Which one is the real flagship?

The Huawei Ascend Mate was met with fairly mixed reviews when it first debuted in 2013, but Huawei was really just getting started. With every iteration, the Mate line only grew stronger and more refined, both on the hardware and software fronts. The new Huawei Mate 10 series arguably represents …

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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro hands-on!

In a world where AI is at the forefront of innovation, is it finally time for a smartphone with AI at its core? Huawei seems to think so, and the company’s upcoming Mate 10 phone does exactly that. It’s the first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 970, which …

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Would you buy a Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro if it came to your region? [Poll of the Week]

Last week’s poll summary: Out of almost 5,000 total votes, 70.8% of our readers said they don’t care if their smartphone has a single- or dual-camera setup, while 23.2% said their smartphone has to have a dual camera. Huawei has just taken the wraps off the new Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, …

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Download the official Google Pixel 2 wallpapers here

One of the great things about getting a new phone is checking out those new wallpapers that came with it. If you love the look of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL‘s wallpapers but aren’t looking forward to spending an arm and a leg, now you don’t have to.  …

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