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Apple is quietly developing 'iPhone 8' hardware in Israel

uk.businessinsider.com - Apple is using an office in Israel to develop hardware for the "iPhone 8," which is expected to be released next year with a radical redesign, according to an employee at the site. Details on the i...

GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when they’re miles apart and off-grid

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techcrunch.com - Today, goTenna is taking pre-orders for their new product, a device called the goTenna Mesh that lets smartphone users text and share their GPS locations, off-grid and across miles of terrain. The ...

You can now pay Tinder to jump the line and be seen first

digitalspy.com - Tinder is all about being noticed. Some employ their stock of Thailand photos to make themselves appear interesting, while others take to the bio section to form a witty one-liner. No matter how mu...

Momento for iMessage turns your photos into GIFs

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techcrunch.com - Although the iMessage App Store is currently dominated by sticker packs, there are a few clever apps breaking through. One such app is Momento, an iMessage-only app that automatically turns your ph...

'VR isn't a thing you do it's a place you visit': readers review Oculus Rift

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theguardian.com - The image is very smooth and almost seems to go beyond a set resolution, it’s just a slightly blurred reality. The headset weighs little and is easy to put on, much due to the integrated headphones...

Destiny: Rise of Iron review – impressive expansion gives fans what they want

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theguardian.com - By now, you know what Destiny is: a hybrid first-person shooter and massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, it throws players into a vast space opera as they fight four alien races to defend an em...

The month in games: PlayStation Virtual Reality is almost here

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theguardian.com - If you did your growing up in the 20th century, the chances are your youthful predictions for 2016 would have involved colonies on the Moon, flying cars and friendly, subservient robots. Although t...

Through the letterbox: the secret life of an Amazon reviewer

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theguardian.com - Fake reviews on Amazon can’t be trusted as they’re biased, or at least that’s what recent reports claim. But who are the people behind these thousands of reviews, how did they get into it all and a...

Facebook and Google: most powerful and secretive empires we've ever known

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theguardian.com - Google and Facebook have conveyed nearly all of us to this page, and just about every other idea or expression we’ll encounter today. Yet we don’t know how to talk about these companies, nor digest...

Xbox execs surprised by Sony's decision to abandon 4K Blu-ray support with PS4

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theguardian.com - Microsoft was surprised and fascinated by Sony’s decision not to support 4K UHD Blu-ray discs with its PlayStation 4 Pro console, an executive has revealed. Albert Penello, who leads planning for t...

Check Out the Submarine Internet Cables the NSA Probably Tapped

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wired.com - The words “mass surveillance” usually bring to mind wiretaps, security cameras, and the NSA hoovering unfathomable quantities of cellphone metadata and Internet activity. Few pause to consider the ...

Do you obsessively fiddle with your phone all the time? Win back some mental space with these tips

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wired.com - Your nose is stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If you’re feeling a too tethered to Facebook, Twitter, ...

Tech Giants Team Up to Fix Typography’s Biggest Problem

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wired.com - Fonts have a serious image problem. A font that looks great on your Mac might look bloated on mom’s Chromebook or blocky on a friend’s Nexus 6. Send them a funny listicle and they might never find ...

Human's wireless headphones grab onto your ears and don't use a headband

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wired.com - Calling the Human Sound headphones “headphones” doesn’t capture just how odd they are. They don’t burrow into your ear, or strap over your head like you’re a fighter pilot. They look like earmuffs,...

How Mercedes-AMG Wraps Drivers in Sensual Luxury

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wired.com - The designers at Mercedes-Benz start every project with two questions, says Gorden Wag­ener, head of design for parent company Daimler: “Is it cool? And is it hot?” Cool as in high tech; hot as in ...

Das Keyboard's newest model, the Prime 13, is a clickety-clackety delight for serious typists

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wired.com - Seemingly out of nowhere, Apple created a battery case for the iPhone 6/6s. It may seem weird that Apple would release a new type of product unannounced, and it may also seem weird that the company...

The story of BlackBerry's rise and fall, as told in photos of its best (and worst) phones

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wired.com - BlackBerry’s long, slow fade has reached an end point. The company announced Wednesday that it finally, officially would stop designing and producing its own smartphones. BlackBerry itself will liv...

Time to Kill Security Questions—or Answer Them With Lies

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wired.com - The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream—by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that “password1” and “1234567” aren’t doing them any favors. But eve...

The Oral History of Tinder’s Alluring Right Swipe

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wired.com - In the four years since Tinder’s launch, the right swipe has become the prevailing signifier of our generation—shorthand for like, lust, and (possibly, hopefully, finally) love. It was no accident ...

Meet the secret power players who run Snapchat

businessinsider.com - CEO Evan Spiegel may be the public face of the newly-rebranded Snap Inc., but it's taken more than his hard work to turn what started as a disappearing message app into a $20 billion media, enterta...

Amazon just upgraded its most popular media streamer, and put Alexa in its remote

uk.businessinsider.com - Amazon on Wednesday announced a refresh of its Fire TV Stick media streamer. The new Stick looks virtually identical to the old one, but packs a quad-core processor and support for 802.11ac WiFi. A...

If you're shopping for a luxury SUV, here are 3 good choices

businessinsider.com - The SUV market has been booming for the past few years, and that means the luxury SUV market has also been on the rise. Business has gotten so good that brands that never did SUVs in the past — Jag...

Land Rover just gave its rugged SUV a dose of Range Rover style

uk.businessinsider.com - Land Rover just unveiled its all-new Discovery SUV ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show. It's the fifth iteration and the third all-new Discovery in the 27-year history of the square-jawed off-roader...

Smartphone calls continue steady decline in UK

businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Smartphone users in the UK are calling each other less often, bu...

These portable antennas let you send texts with friends, even when you don't have service

uk.businessinsider.com - If you've ever been at a music festival where too many people are trying to use their phones, or wandered away from your friends on a hike, you're probably familiar with the drag of losing cell ser...

29 gorgeous shots of the best-looking car game ever made

uk.businessinsider.com - Let's not mince words: "Forza Horizon 3" is the best-looking game on the Xbox One. It's the prettiest racing game we've ever seen. The game launched this week, on Tuesday, September 27, for both Xb...

One of the biggest games of the year is under investigation for false advertising

uk.businessinsider.com - "No Man's Sky," the incomprehensibly huge, procedurally-generated outer space survival video game, has been embroiled in controversy ever since it came out in August.  Since day one, players have b...

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

uk.businessinsider.com - Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong on the "concerning" Yahoo hack and how he's convincing workers not to leave ...

Cable TV companies could lose nearly $1 billion to cord-cutters in the next year

uk.businessinsider.com - Cable TV companies could lose nearly $1 billion to people cutting the cord over the next year, according to a new study by management consulting firm cg42. The firm estimates that 800,000 cable cus...

Mercedes will unveil its first electric SUV concept tomorrow — here's what we know about it

businessinsider.com - The big reveal of Mercedes' electric concept car will occur Thursday at the Paris Motor Show — and we're getting excited. Mercedes is planning to show off its first all-electric SUV concept, and it...

I built my own computer out of a $285 kit — here's what it was like for a first-timer

businessinsider.com - Building you own computer sounds like an insurmountable task, one best reserved for those with a lot of free time and access to microchips. So when I got the opportunity to build a computer and was...

Tesla's Model 3 could significantly hurt US gasoline demand

oilprice.com - The release of Tesla’s first affordable electric vehicle, the Model 3, marks a milestone in the EV industry that could shave off 300,000 barrels per day in gasoline demand in the U.S. by 2035, acco...

These are the two best types of screens for playing PC games — here's which one you should choose

businessinsider.com - Maybe you've stashed away a little extra cash for a cheeky gaming PC upgrade. What do you get? Unless you're in dire need of new parts, you should look into the fancy new options of computer monito...

Here's what Trump doesn't understand about Ford moving small-car production to Mexico

businessinsider.com - Donald Trump has issues with Ford's recent decision to relocate small-car production to Mexico, and he again focused on the automaker's decision during this week's debate. But he's been attacking F...

Silicon Valley VCs raise millions for an Aussie drone mapping startup

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mashable.com - In 2014 Rory San Miguel and Francis Vierboom made a bet that not all drone companies would actually need to fly drones, and it seems to be paying off. On Wednesday their company Propeller Aero, whi...

Square brings its contactless reader to Oz, but don't call it a 'disruptor'

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mashable.com - Square wants to reinvent payments, but don't call it a "disruptor." While Ben Pfisterer, country manager for the payments technology company, admits Square's terminals are "somewhat" in competition...

One of Apple's biggest competitors is planing to open 1,000 new stores

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techinasia.com - Xiaomi is now converting some of its 33 “experience center” outlets across mainland China into proper stores ahead of a major retail push. Photo credit: Xiaomi. In a major U-turn to its way of doin...

Asian iOS 10 Messages stickers will up your kawaii quotient

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mashable.com - The release of iOS 10 brought a significant upgrade to the Messages app formerly known as iMessage: stickers. Seen in a host of other apps popular in Asia, such as WeChat and Line, stickers allow y...

U.S. regulators warn consumers about exploding Samsung washers

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mashable.com - First it was the smartphones, now it's the washing machines. In the same month that Samsung admitted it knows of at least 35 instances of Note7 batteries exploding or catching fire amid a nationwid...

Apple's iMessage system leaves one bit of data open to authorities

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mashable.com - OK, so maybe there's one little bit of the iMessage system that's not under lock and key. Apple iMessages are encrypted end-to-end. That means the messages you send on the platform can only be read...

Faster Amazon Fire TV Stick now comes with an Alexa remote control

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mashable.com - Remote controls are usually smaller than the devices they control, not the other way around. But whatever. Amazon just refreshed its $39.99 Fire TV Stick that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV or ...

What parents need to know about digital technology and their baby (Paid content by Minnesota Children's Hospital)

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mashable.com - While waiting for the arrival of their baby, many parents spend hours scouring the internet for the most educational toys, invest in top-of-the-line baby monitors and survey fellow parents about th...

Australia is way ahead of the U.S. in banking, but now risks falling behind

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mashable.com - The U.S. is objectively behind countries like Australia in digital banking "by whatever metric you choose," according toStripe cofounder John Collison, but that head start may not last forever.  As...

Nvidia’s new Xavier SoC is an AI supercomputer for cars

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia’s work in reinventing itself as a leader in automated car technology continues with the launch of a new system-on-a-chip, called Xavier and launched today at the GPU Technology Conference Eu...

b8ta, a physical store for tech gadgets, raises $7 million Series A round

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techcrunch.com - b8ta, the retail store that sells trendy tech gadgets, recently raised a $7 million Series A round led by TriplePoint Capital with participation from Khosla Ventures, Fifth Wall Ventures, Macerich ...

Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders

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techcrunch.com - Uber today announced yet another rewards program for its drivers and riders, this time in partnership with retailer Sears and its “Shop Your Way” loyalty platform. The program offers drivers points...

Google’s home delivery service, Google Express, hits New England

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced an expansion of its home delivery shopping service Google Express, which is now available across a large part of the East Coast. The service lets online shoppers order consum...

The 12 startups making their case at ERA Demo Day

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techcrunch.com - They also pair participating startups with an industry-relevant mentor to help bring the startup to market. This year, the eleven of the twelve startups received a seed investment of $40K from the ...

Blackberry bows out of making its own hardware

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techcrunch.com - Former smartphone giant Blackberry has said it will no longer manufacture its own devices. Instead it intends to outsource hardware making to development partners, although the core focus of its bu...

Figma now lets interface designers collaborate on projects

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techcrunch.com - Interface design collaboration tool Figma is launching its Multiplayer feature, which allows designers to collaborate in real time on the same projects. The service, now available for everyone, is ...

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