Juno probe makes the closest-ever encounter with Jupiter

If you thought the Juno probe's first photos of Jupiter were tantalizing, you're in for a treat. The spacecraft just completed the closest approach it will take during its primary mission around the gas giant, passing a mere 2,600 miles above the su…
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Truecaller and Huawei reach deal to pre-install app as use eclipses half a billion calls

Showing that even the most basic of smartphone functions can continue to benefit from innovation, Truecaller announced today that after just four months their users have reached a major milestone. On a monthly basis, Truecaller users are now making half a billion calls per month with the app. In recognition of the explosive growth for […]

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Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Sony Xperia X Compact and Xperia XR specs revealed

Just yesterday we reported on an image leaked by Evan Blass showing the Sony Xperia X Compact that is believed to be ready for an unveiling at IFA 2016. Up until now, no specifications for the device outside of a 4.6-inch screen were known. The same was true for another device, the Xperia XR, that […]

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Android 7.0 factory images are live for most Nexus devices

Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with […]

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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Analog DNA computers can perform math inside a test tube

Duke University researchers have demonstrated the creation of an analog computer, which uses synthetic strands of DNA in a test tube to add, subtract, and multiply as they form and break bonds.

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Why the first Apple Watch RPG isn’t worth your time

Cosmos Rings, an Apple Watch exclusive role-playing game from the makers of Final Fantasy, doesn’t play to the platform’s strengths.

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Garmin’s Fenix Chronox could be the most stylish sports watch we’ve ever seen

Garmin combines luxury and sport with its latest smart watch, the Fenix Chronos, which features an ultra-sleek look, yet still carries the features would expect from a sports watch under the hood.

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The Egger is an interactive AR projector made just for kids

This is what learning in the 21st century looks like. Meet the Egger, a new interactive augmented reality projector that promises to “inspire creativity, imagination, and benefit early childhood development.”

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Want a HUD in your motorcycle helmet? Livemap survives where Skully crashed

Are connected motorcycle helmets the future? After the disaster that was Skully, a Russian inventor may have a better way to see the road ahead for riders. We took a look at his latest prototype.

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Watch the world’s largest aircraft crash-land on only its second outing

Having celebrated a successful maiden flight just a week ago, the team behind the world’s largest aircraft were shocked to see the enormous Airlander 10 crash-land on Wednesday at the end of only its second outing.

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Google may let you add clipboard, keyboard switcher to Android’s navigation bar

Google may be testing the option to customize Android’s navigation bar to add a little more than what’s currently available, according to hidden code in 7.0 Nougat. You may soon be able to add a clipboard, a keyboard switcher, and more.

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Acer might launch a gaming smartwatch, but would you wear it?

Acer is rumored to introduce a smartwatch in the near future, and to make it standout, it’ll be one made for gamers. Exactly what that means isn’t known, but here’s what we think we know about the watch so far.

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Explore indie puzzler ‘The Witness’ on Xbox One in September

"Ideally we want the game to be in as many places as we can get it, but since we are a small developer and it's a complicated game, we can only do so much at once." That's The Witness developer Jonathan Blow describing to us his desire for the indie…
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Allo and Duo news: what we know about Google’s all-new communication apps

Allo and Duo, new apps from Google, are edging near their release date. One Reddit user claims to be a beta tester for the apps and has shed some light on how they work, and what will happen to Hangouts.

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Verizon alters its Galaxy Note 7 in the strangest of ways

Surprise, surprise, Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy Note 7 is a little bit different than most other models out there. Droid-Life’s Kellex reports that Big Red has made some subtle and very unnecessary changes to Samsung’s latest handset. There’s actually quite a few frustrating changes made to the handset, the first change being Samsung Cloud. […]

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Tesla ex-partner finds someone else to help with self-driving tech

Now that Tesla has kicked Mobileye's image recognition tech to the curb, what is its former partner going to do? Run into someone else's arms, of course. Mobileye has revealed that it's teaming up with Delphi on a self-driving platform that automaker…
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OnePlus X could soon get an official Marshmallow build

OnePlus took to their own forums to announce that a community build of OxygenOS 3.1 (Marshmallow) is available to flash on OnePlus X handsets, indicating that a final build may not be too far off. OnePlus has promised in the past the X would receive an upgrade to Marshmallow, but never provided a specific timeline […]

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Seven easy ways to track your sleep habits with technology

There are a handful of different ways you can leverage today’s tech to get a better night’s sleep, so we rounded up seven of the best ways to do so. Read on to get the lowdown on the best sleep-tracking tech around.

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Light up the night: the 6 best flashlight apps

The addition of a flashlight utility in smartphones may have been the kill shot for many third-party apps, but many of today’s flashlight apps come loaded with convenient features that push your smartphone’s functionality beyond its native capabilities.

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Netgear Orbi promises to rid your home of WiFi dead zones

One of the most frustrating first world problems today is not being able to connect to your home WiFi network in spots that are farther away from your router. Netgear believes it can get rid of that problem with its latest product: a WiFi system call…
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Oracle wants a new trial after accusing Google of ‘lying,’ now funding an anti-Google group

Lawyers for Oracle allege that Google wasn’t entirely truthful about its Android operating system in court. It’s requesting a retrial following its loss against the search giant on appeal. Oracle is also funding an anti-Google group.

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‘Star Citizen’ presentation hints the game is coming together

We won't blame you if you're skeptical that Star Citizen will ever be a finished, shipping title. Even now, it's not so much a game as a collection of modules: you can explore space and get into gun battles on foot, but not much more. However, Robert…
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Watch the trailer for Apple Music’s Cash Money documentary

Wondering what Apple's Cash Money documentary will look like? You can already get a peek today. Apple has posted a trailer for the feature, The Cash Money Story: Before Anythang, that gives you a sense of what to expect from the Apple Music exclusive…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Water drones, fire-spewing speakers, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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‘Interscatter communication’ could help your brain implant talk to your iPhone

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a way of letting next-gen wearables and implants communicate with the outside world using 10,000 times less power than regular Wi-Fi.

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JBL’s waterproof Charge 3 portable speaker is ready to turn-up wherever the party does

Tired of always having to be cautious about liquids around your tech. Splash and turn up around the JBL Charge 3 wherever you decide to turn up. Find out what we think in this quick review.

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RIP Chrome apps: Google is killing them off for Windows and Mac

Looks like Chrome apps weren’t as popular as Google may have liked them to be, which is why the company will be phasing them out over the next few years. By early 2018, Chrome apps won’t be available on Windows or Mac.

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Samsung launched 6 devices today, including the Galaxy Note 7

If you thought today was just the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, you thought wrong. Samsung is launching five other devices as well, including the Gear 360, Gear VR, Connect Auto, Level Active, and IconX.

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Company founded by 15-year-old wants to help the blind browse the web

Earlier this week, Braigo Labs launched a beta version of its service aimed at helping the visually impaired and blind recognize text on images. It’s the first release of a larger overall platform aimed at making the web more accessible.

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Google Assistant wants to be your one-stop shop for everything

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.

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[TA Deals] Bring the LG G Pad II 10.1 home for $249! (24% off)

On Talk Android Deals, you’re bound to find something for yourself or someone else. It’s just that great of a site, but the reason today is so special is because of the featured deal being the LG G Pad II 10.1. We’ve never focused on a tablet this good for an attractive, low price. Hit […]

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Smart algorithm models delivery routes on the method bees use to seek nectar

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it’s resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.

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Rumors of a dual camera prove false as Huawei launches the G9 Plus

Huawei has quietly taken the wraps off of the G9 Plus, a successor to the G9 Lite. The device is available in China, and features a Snapdragon 625 and 16MP rear-facing camera.

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NASA will hand over the ISS to a private company in about a decade

Digital Trends confirmed that NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Bill Hill suggested that the space agency hopes to hand over the keys of the International Space Station to a commercial owner within 10 years.

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Turing Phone Dark Wyvern review

After months of delays, the Turing Phone is here. Though the device has an interesting design, it’s missing a number of key features.

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 12 ends data plans, gives customers just One choice

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 12 slyly went live without anyone being prepared for what the carrier would do next to shake up the wireless industry. It actually turned out being very surprising, and not just because no one knew it was coming. Everyone is stunned because T-Mobile is going to embark on a journey that strips customers […]

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NASA will answer your questions about its journey to Mars

NASA has a ton of Mars-related projects that it hopes would culminate in sending humans to the red planet within the next 25 years. There's the stationary InSight lander that it plans to launch in 2018 and the next-gen rover that will succeed Curiosi…
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Polar A360 review

We’re getting pretty picky when it comes to fitness devices, and the A360 is as close to perfect as Polar has ever come.

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Driverless buses to hit Finnish city’s streets

Finland has been testing autonomous EasyMile buses on public roads for a little while now, but away from the hustle and bustle of its big cities. Now the Scandinavian country is ready to try out the adorable, driverless people-movers on the mean stre…
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Lyft adds precise pickup and drop-off points for 200 airports and arenas

Lyft now offers 200 places where riders can specify precise pickup and drop-off locations. This time-saver applies to airports and arenas, and has decreased pre-ride calls and texts between riders and drivers by 25 percent in early trials.

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Pizza Hut delivers the world’s first playable DJ pizza box

The major brands won't admit it, but it's pretty hard to innovate in the pizza-making industry. Stuffed crust and sausage-ringed pizza are now well established, so companies like Domino's and Pizza Hut are turning to clever marketing gimmicks to ensu…
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Take a peek inside DJI’s first-ever Drone Arena

DJI has thrown open the doors to its first-ever Drone Arena, an indoor space where quadcopter fans can meet fellow enthusiasts, learn more about drone tech, and test out their flying skills on an adjustable LED-lit racing circuit.

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John Sculley’s new low-cost Android phone is now available in the U.K. for 99 pounds

Ex Apple CEO John Sculley has a new project — the Obi Worldphone. The new device has just been launched in the U.K., costing a measly 99 pounds. The phone is already available in Asia, South America, and the Middle East.

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Should you upgrade? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is nearly upon us, but before you opt for the larger-than-life phone, take a look at how it compares with its predecessors. We put the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Note 5 up against the new Note 7.

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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

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Report: Sony phones crash least often, Nexus phones are updated fastest

According to a recent report from Apteligent, Google Nexus devices have the best overall user experience when it comes to Android phones. In second place is Motorola, though some suggest this could change under Lenovo’s guidance.

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British psychosexual therapist says easy access to porn ‘damaging men’s health’

Young men addicted to online porn are showing up in clinics with erectile dysfunction in increasing numbers, says a U.K. psychosexual therapist. ED is more typically found with older men with diabetes, MS, or cardiovascular disease.

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You can pre-order Fossil’s new Q Wander, Q Marshal smartwatches as of Friday

Fossil announced the Q Wander and Q Marshal earlier this year, and the two devices are finally going on sale this week. The watches will be up for pre-order on Friday and in stores August 29.

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