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Twitter reportedly in talks to acquire U.S. operations New! 2020-08-08 21:06:03It's unclear if it will be able to outbid Microsoft

Fall Guys shoots up Steam, Twitch popularity rankings New! 2020-08-08 20:25:27It is the second-most viewed game on Twitch

The best Samsung Galaxy A71 5G cases and New! 2020-08-08 20:05:55From leather folio cases to soft TPU covers, take your pick from our range of Samsung Galaxy A71 5G cases.

The best free drawing software New! 2020-08-08 20:00:49You don't have to spend money to create awesome drawings or edit photos. Check out these software options.

Persona 4 Golden for PC success pushes Sega New! 2020-08-08 19:27:35It is already at work on promoting ports for previously released games

Remedy confirms Alan Wake and Control are linked, New! 2020-08-08 19:22:50Will it be a sequel or a new title?

Quake is free through Bethesda Launcher for QuakeCon New! 2020-08-08 17:23:26The first person shooter will be free through the weekend

How to watch UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. New! 2020-08-08 17:16:54UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik is happening tonight. Here's how to watch it live online with ESPN+.

The best tips for using Zoom New! 2020-08-08 16:00:13These tips will help you become a Zoom pro in no time -- from adding backgrounds to creating a team meeting.

TikTok could take legal action against Trump administration New! 2020-08-08 14:51:38Debate over the app has reportedly caused tensions in the White House

Spilled water on your laptop? Here’s how to 2020-08-08 14:00:17Quick! Unplug your laptop and remove the battery. Next, here's how to fix a spill before it does more damage.

Google Pixel 4a vs. OnePlus Nord: Which is 2020-08-08 13:10:09The Google Pixel 4a and OnePlus Nord are two of the best budget smartphones ever released, but which is best?

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Roland marks TR-808's 40th anniversary with a documentary New! 2020-08-08 17:30:21It’s the TR-808 drum machine’s 40th anniversary this year, and Roland is marking 808 Day (8/08, of course) with a flood of goodies to cele

Qualcomm reportedly asks US to let it sell New! 2020-08-08 16:17:51You might think Qualcomm would be happy with US trade bans limiting Huawei’s access to chips, but it appears to be arguing just the opposite. Th

WarnerMedia shakes itself up to focus on HBO New! 2020-08-08 15:01:26WarnerMedia has gone through a management shakeup under new CEO Jason Kilar, and it’s part of his efforts to make HBO Max the company’s ma

TikTok may sue White House over ban as 2020-08-08 13:44:32TikTok might quickly make good on its promise to fight the White House’s threatened ban on its service. An NPR source claims TikTok will file a

Hackers defaced dozens of Reddit communities with pro-Trump 2020-08-08 12:29:52If your favorite Reddit community looked like a political billboard on August 7th, you can blame it on hackers. Both Motherboard and ZDNet report that

Hitting the Books: Why we'll never see the 2020-08-08 11:00:59Death comes for us all, even on the cosmological scale. Our universe started off with a bang, and a rather large one at that, but how it will end rema

The best games on Google Play Pass 2020-08-08 10:00:27When Apple Arcade launched last year, Android users probably felt a bit left out. For only $5 a month subscribers were getting unlimited, ad-free acce

The Morning After: Our readers reviewed Apple's AirPods 2020-08-08 09:20:27As usual, this Saturday email includes highlights from Friday and the rest of the week, but one of my favorites came in late last night. To celebrate

Recommended Reading: The world of Lego interface panel 2020-08-08 09:00:04The UX of Lego interface panelsGeorge Cave, designbycave.co.ukWhether it’s a spaceship, a cash register or a car instrument cluster, Lego interf

US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who 2020-08-08 04:40:52The US Army and Navy have agreed to unban Jordan Uhl, the activist who linked to a Wikipedia page listing US military war crimes in their Twitch chats

Snag 'Quake' for free this weekend in the 2020-08-07 23:58:57Like so many events, QuakeCon 2020 is happening entirely online, but whether or not you’re participating, you can get a few treats this weekend.

Fossil's Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about 2020-08-07 21:02:35The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for co

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Cheap Gear Under $20: Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and 2020-08-08 09:00:00Do you need a small, cheap way to improve your life? These are the affordable pick-me-ups that we can't live without.

How to Use Nearby Share on Android 2020-08-08 08:00:00Just like AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.

15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and 2020-08-08 07:00:00From $5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we've rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.

How to Plan a Road Trip During the 2020-08-08 07:00:00You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.

Home Office Setup Guide: The Best Gear for 2020-08-07 20:00:00Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here's our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your

25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, 2020-08-07 10:00:00Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.

Do You Really Need to Spend More Than 2020-08-07 08:00:00This week, we discuss the growing trend of mid-range smartphones, why they’re good, and why they’re bad.

A ‘Covid Slide’ Could Widen the Digital Divide 2020-08-07 07:00:00As coronavirus cases rise, many school districts will begin the year with at least some online learning. Students without tech access could fall furth

Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones 2020-08-06 11:00:00These noise-canceling headphones silence the world better than most, and the mics are now actually usable on phone calls.

7 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2020 (iPhone, Android) 2020-08-06 09:00:00There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $200 to $500.

Israeli Hackers Develop Tech to Combat Domestic Violence 2020-08-06 07:00:00A three-day hackathon produced a promising set of mobile apps for helping women in crisis, and for stopping violence against women before it occurs.

Samsung Unpacked 2020: Z Fold2, Note 20 Ultra, 2020-08-05 11:00:00The company's latest portfolio is filled with powerful and expensive devices.

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Zoombomber crashes court hearing on Twitter hack with 2020-08-05 15:20:00Judge in Twitter-hack case didn't set password, had to shut down Zoom hearing.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is official, comes 2020-08-05 13:47:38It has a glass display, a bigger front screen, Wi-Fi 6E, and more.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 is a stylish redesign 2020-08-05 11:56:07The refresh brings a new color, but little in the way of new features.

Samsung’s “beans” earbuds are here, and they’re called 2020-08-05 11:09:27Samsung’s latest true wireless headphones have noise cancellation, cost $170.

Samsung makes the $1,300 Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 2020-08-05 11:03:07They have big screens, S-Pens, and... one is plastic?!

#MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who 2020-08-04 19:20:22BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19.

Beware of find-my-phone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NSA tells 2020-08-04 17:09:35And don't forget to limit ad tracking. Advisory contains a host of recommendations.

Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his 2020-08-04 14:41:36His deputy Greg Joswiak will assume Schiller's previous position.

Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted 2020-08-04 11:58:49August begins the four-month Google Music shutdown.

Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 2020-08-04 11:00:09There are no external design changes, but a lot has changed under the hood.

Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for 2020-08-03 19:10:27Genki Covert is convenient, high-quality, and extremely portable.

Google invests $450 million in ADT, gets exclusive 2020-08-03 17:45:42ADT will use Google hardware, and Google gets an army of ADT installers.

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Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 2020-08-01 06:34:33South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and La

The road to recurring revenue for hardware startups 2020-07-30 12:00:02Market valuation multiples are typically much higher for companies that benefit from service revenue in addition to sales.

Where is voice tech going? 2020-07-29 11:41:35It’s a new world, and voice tech is shaping it.

MSCHF drops an ultrasonic jamming device add-on for 2020-07-27 11:00:28Smart assistants are sensitive to their wake words, but who among us doesn’t trigger the smart speakers in their house with alarming frequency?

Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game 2020-07-27 11:00:15Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to

VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer 2020-07-27 09:45:49"If it's providing continuous value, then it should be worth paying for," Y Combinator Partner Eric Migicovsky tells TechCrunch.

Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources 2020-07-25 12:11:17An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of t

Apple begins assembling iPhone 11 in India 2020-07-24 07:08:25Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has sta