Over the holidays, major U.S. smartphone company Apple revealed they were intentionally slowing down some older iPhone devices to deal with aging batteries. The admission came after testing revealed this might be going and with the lid blown, Apple had to shift into damage control mode. Sensing an opportunity, several of the largest Android smartphone […]
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If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at…
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As you may be aware, Twitter is currently trialing an expanded character count. Yes, the platform known for restrictive tweets, is giving select users 280 characters to play around with, up from its default 140. If you're not one of the lucky few wit…
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Razer wants in on the thriving mobile industry. Bloomberg reports that the company is eyeing an initial public offering for sometime around October. The value of Razer is expected to be $ 3 billion to $ 5 billion, and the money raised would be heavily allocated towards the development of a mobile device. Intel and Temasek Holdings […]
Come comment on this article: Going public will give Razer the funds it needs to create a phone
The smart speaker trend started with Amazon's Echo, and now includes Google Home and Apple HomePod, but it could get a lot more crowded thanks to Qualcomm. It has just unveiled a reference "smart audio" design, including microphone, speaker and voice…
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We earlier saw a leaked thumbnail image of Amazon’s rumored and upcoming touchscreen-equipped Echo. Due to the quality of the photo, we weren’t able to garner many details from it, but now, thanks to Evan Blass, we’ve got a couple of newly leaked high quality images of the device. This photo does give us a more […]
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Toyota unveiled a new robotic leg brace at its head office in Tokyo today. It’s called the Welwalk WW-1000 and it may help bring mobility back to partially paralyzed people, by assisting in their rehabilitation therapy.
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Think your iPhone passcode is safe? It may not be … at least not from a legal standpoint. A number of recent courthouse decisions in Florida have stood in favor of police rights when it comes to searching your phone.
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Consider yourself lost in the kitchen, or fancy yourself a capable chef? Check out our notable selection of the best cooking apps, whether you’re need need of a killer recipe or a simple video tutorial.
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Known more for making televisions than smartphones, Japanese company Sharp unveiled the Aquos Xx3 Mini. The phone will be available in February 2017, though it will only be sold in Japan.
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Meet the Viewi, a headset that lets you slide your phone right into its place (much like a Gear VR), and give yourself a glaucoma test from the comfort of your own home. And best of all, it costs around $ 25.
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No Uber user wants a ride that has them lurching back and forth like a headbanger at a heavy metal gig. So in an effort to encourage smoother driving, the ride-hailing company is expanding recent efforts to improve driving skills.
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The international team of activists, technologists and body-hackers known as Cyborg Nest has invented a device called North Sense, which vibrates when you face north. It’s step one on the journey to making you into a real-life cyborg.
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BMW is lending its automotive computer vision expertise to helping Team USA develop cutting-edge technology for improving their swimming. “This tool allows for customized coaching,” Peter Falt, director at BMW Designworks, tells Digital Trends.
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At a production facility in Cologne, Germany, Ford is using machines called co-bots to help fit shock absorbers onto Fiestas. The co-bots work alongside humans and can even be programmed to make coffee.
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T-Mobile will kick off their Un-carrier 11 promotion on Monday, and it’s arguably the most unique one yet. Instead of free data or earlier upgrades or anything actually related to the network, T-Mobile will be rewarding customers with company shares. Yep, now we’ll have a carrier that offers stock options to paying customers. The program, […]
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Strava has introduced a new feature to its fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. Live Segments offers real-time info on how you train during a particular segment, as well as info about personal records.
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A security flaw discovered two years ago in the Linus kernel could give hackers root access to Android devices. Google already issued a patch, but it’s unknown when most of the device will receive the update.
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Chocolates goes bad and flowers die, but the love of music lasts forever. Grab a Google Play Music All Access subscription, along with YouTube Red, for 50 percent off right now for that someone special in your life.
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Everyone has differently-sized ears, so it can be hard to find a pair of decently-sized earbuds that fit — that is, unless you 3D scan your ear. United Science’s eFit 3D scanning tech can do that, and may soon come to a retailer near you.
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In a surprise move, the Republican-controlled Congress has promised to give NASA roughly $ 19.3 billion dollars next year as part of its 2016 omnibus spending bill. That's nearly a billion dollars beyond the $ 18.5 billion that the Obama administration…
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T-Mobile's ongoing feud with Sprint continues to have some benefits for your bottom line… and this time, T-Mobile is trying to tempt you with cold, hard cash. As of November 26th, the carrier is running a month-long promo that promises an extra $ 20…
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It is all too easy to think that everyone experiences the Internet in the same way, but Facebook wants its developers to understand the struggles in countries with super-slow connection speeds.
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Today Facebook introduced an extension to the like button, giving users the ability to chose from six different emojis that portray their reaction to a post. The new feature is called ‘Reactions’ and will first launch in two test markets, Spain and Ireland, before Facebook decides to roll it out to the rest of the world.
“We’re excited to start this test, but understand that this is a big change, and one that we want to make sure to get right. So we’re starting by offering Reactions to Ireland and Spain, where people will be able to react to any post across Facebook – a post from a friend, advertiser, publisher or business.“
The Reactions emojis will be located alongside the original like button. Facebook will use Reactions to have a better understanding of what each individual user is interested in, with the goal of making news feed content more relevant to that interest. According to Facebook, it will allow businesses and publishers to better understand users’ content demand and see how people are responding to their content on Facebook. Page owners will be able to see all of the reactions to their post on Page Insights.
The new feature is still under testing, and Facebook will improve on it as users provide feedback.
Come comment on this article: Facebook introduces ‘Reactions’ to give users more ways to share their reaction to a post
Today, Flir is bringing thermal imaging to the skies with the release of the Vue Pro: a compact infrared camera designed specifically for drones. Flir is set to launch the new camera sometime in November.
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If your don’t want to wear a fitness tracking wrist band, what about a health tracking ring on your finger? The Oura ring is the latest wearable to hit Kickstarter, and it’s designed to help you make the most of your sleep.
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Remember being a teenager? At times it was tough, especially if you were a girl. The gossip. The bullying. The self-doubt. For many girls, the path to finding themselves was littered with doubt, uncertainty and pressure from all sides.
But what if you could speak to your younger self? What if you could offer advice and encouragement to help make that path a little smoother?
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re encouraging people to upload a video letter to YouTube, addressed to their younger selves. It all starts with two words: #DearMe
Whether you’re worrying about your body (Laci Green), fearing being afraid (Grace Helbig), questioning who you are (Hannah Hart), failing to fulfill stereotypes (Issa Rae), or learning to be comfortable being your weird, wonderful self (Superwoman), you can share your experiences to help make that journey easier for a new generation of girls.
Take part in this movement by uploading a video letter to your younger self to YouTube and join the conversation with #DearMe. You can also put together a GIF using our easy GIF-maker on our Tumblr page at youtubedearme.com.
YouTube is a place where people can come together, share interests, relate experiences and offer each other support. From #ItGetsBetter to #ProudtoPlay, we’ve seen our community inspire and empower those in need of encouragement. Today, we’re asking you to do the same for girls who don’t have to face their problems alone.
It all starts with two words.
Cathy Tang, Marketing Manager for YouTube, recently watched “Girls & Body Image.”