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Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging at No Extra Cost Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging at No Extra Cost

While we’re still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumor has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact.

Microsoft Bought an AI Startup to Help Cortana Sound Less Robotic Microsoft Bought an AI Startup to Help Cortana Sound Less Robotic

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced that its digital assistant was getting upgraded with more natural-sounding speech in addition to six new alternate voices. Then, Google promptly scared the hell out of everyone by using the Google Assistant’s new skills to mimic a real voice so well, people on the other end of a…

OnePlus 6 Review: The Best Android Phone That Won't Destroy Your Finances OnePlus 6 Review: The Best Android Phone That Won't Destroy Your Finances

The OnePlus 6 might be the most boring phone the company has ever made. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant as an insult, but more as a reflection on how far the company has come since the original OnePlus One. Because even though OnePlus’ latest device might not carry with it the same excitement as some of the…

AT&T and Verizon are Too Busy Seeing $$$ to Get Worked Up About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger AT&T and Verizon are Too Busy Seeing $$$ to Get Worked Up About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

With Sprint and T-Mobile having agreed to a $26.5 billion merger (assuming the deal gets approved by federal regulators), 126 million people are looking at significant change to their wireless coverage. How do competitors AT&T and Verizon feel about their potential rival? It seems both companies are totally chill.

Google Declares Victory for HTTPS in Chrome 69 [Nice] Google Declares Victory for HTTPS in Chrome 69 [Nice]

For a long time, Google and other web-minded businesses like Mozilla have been pushing HTTPS as a way to address the shortcomings and security flaws inherent in HTTP. And if Google’s reports are any indication, it seems to be working based on data claiming that over 82 percent of Chrome pages in the US are loaded over…

Microsoft's Controller for Gamers With Limited Mobility Comes with 19 3.5mm Jacks  Microsoft's Controller for Gamers With Limited Mobility Comes with 19 3.5mm Jacks 

Aside from whatever motion-control tech Nintendo has tried to push, game controllers haven’t actually changed much over the last 15 years. And for a lot of people, that’s been a good thing, as it makes transferring years of hand-eye coordination from one console to another pretty seamless.

The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X

In its early days, OnePlus was often accused of copying big name phone makers. Insinuations peaked following the launch of the OP3—which some feeling the company was just cribbing from the iPhone. But fast-forward two years later, and now it seems OnePlus has a new design inspiration because the new OnePlus 6 is…

Microsoft's Big Ideas Are Awesome, But When Does Reality Catch Up With the Tech? Microsoft's Big Ideas Are Awesome, But When Does Reality Catch Up With the Tech?

Today, Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2, and like many of the company’s previous Surface products, it offers a tantalizing view into a future filled with glorious touchscreen devices and effortless workplace collaboration. It looks totally sweet, and I’d love to have one on my wall at home right now. But after…

Snapchat's Unskippable Six-Second Ads Have, Sadly, Arrived Snapchat's Unskippable Six-Second Ads Have, Sadly, Arrived

Things have been rocky for Snapchat. After going public in March 2017, Snap Inc. has seen its stock price drop by more than 50 percent in a little more than a year, while taking a $40 million loss on unsold Spectacles and more or less canceling a redesign that had users complaining in protest. So in an attempt to…

Google Photos' Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way Google Photos' Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way

Remember when Google showed off a cool trick that would automatically remove things like fences or window panes from the foreground of your photos? Originally demoed at Google I/O 2017, the object-removal feature was supposed to be incorporated into Google Photos. But after waiting a year for the feature to go live,…

iMessage for Windows Would Be Sick iMessage for Windows Would Be Sick

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen sharing and…

ZTE Is Practically Shutting Down, and a U.S. Ban Is to Blame ZTE Is Practically Shutting Down, and a U.S. Ban Is to Blame

When the Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on ZTE, blocking it from buying or using components made by U.S. companies, things looked bad for the world’s fifth-largest smartphone maker. Though until ZTE had a chance to sort things out, we didn’t know exactly what the full impact would be.

An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track An Empowered Assistant Is How Wear OS Could Get Back on Track

When Google changed the name of its smartwatch OS from Android Wear to Wear OS, I was pissed. Not because the name sucked, as Wear OS does do a better job of reflecting the platform’s support for both Android and iOS devices. The problem was that the rebranding didn’t come with any new features or updates that…

Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O

Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we’re not going to know for sure until the fall. So to hold us over, why don’t we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at…

Android Things Gets Official 1.0 Release. Wait, What the Heck Is Android Things? Android Things Gets Official 1.0 Release. Wait, What the Heck Is Android Things?

Android Things was first shown off back at Google I/O 2016, and now, two years later, Google’s nebulous internet of things platform is finally getting an official release ahead of the 2018 edition of Google’s annual developer conference.

LG's G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good LG's G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good

In Fight Club, there’s a scene when after meeting Tyler Durden for the first time, the narrator cracks a joke about how the people you meet on airplanes are single-serving friends. And then, before even giving his seatmate a chance to respond, he launches into an explanation of his witty turn-of-phrase. But before he…

What to Expect at Google I/O 2018  What to Expect at Google I/O 2018 

Google’s big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8th. While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google’s various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google’s many…

Lenovo Made a Souped Up Oculus Go That's Missing Just One Key Feature Lenovo Made a Souped Up Oculus Go That's Missing Just One Key Feature

Less than a week has passed since the first standalone VR headset was released, and already we have another. Except this one is made by Lenovo in partnership with Google and uses the Daydream VR platform. Like the Oculus Go, Lenovo’s Mirage Solo don’t need no phone or a wire connected to a nearby PC to transport you…

LG's G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks LG's G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks

LG Mobile is in a rut. Over the last two and a half years, its smartphone division has posted losses totaling over $1.5 billion, and a big reason for the company’s struggles has been poor sales of its flagship phones. When you look back to 2016, the LG G5 was doomed from the start. It had a bland design and a…

This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera

Let’s face it, when you shell out upwards of $700 for a flagship phone, a huge chunk of that money is going towards its camera. Some people might say that’s nuts, but for others, who don’t don’t want the hassle or added expense of owning a real camera, it’s really not that ridiculous. However, even for fancy handsets…

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