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Everything you need to know about Touch Disease, the latest big iPhone flaw

iPhone 6 Plus and Touch Disease
You might've heard about Touch Disease, the latest way for your iPhone to go poof. But what exactly is a Touch Disease, and how worried should you be about your beloved smartphone turning into an expensive glass rectangle?

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Chris Mills

August 26th

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Xiaomi packs a massive battery and deca-core processor into a $135 phone

Redmi Note 4_01 Xiaomi’s numbers have been slipping some of late in its native China, but the company’s still announcing handsets at a healthy clip. A month after debuting the Redmi Pro, a high-end take on its budget line, the company is eyeing a rock bottom price point with its latest offering. With a starting price of 899 yuan ($135), the Redmi Note 4 still manages to offer some key upgrades… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 25th

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The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

yc-all-demo-day The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of all 44 startups that launched yesterday, and TechCrunch’s picks for the top 7 from… Read More

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Josh Constine,John Mannes,Matthew Lynley

August 24th

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MIT researchers came up with a way to make Wi-Fi 10 times faster

WiFi Routers
We've all been there: You find yourself at a massive public event, whether it be a concert, a sporting event or a political rally and your reception is atrocious. In an instant, your smartphone with blazing fast LTE all of a sudden feels like it's a flip phone on Edge circa 2006. In an effort to combat this, many places have started implementing complimentary Wi-Fi so that attendees can text and browse the web with ease. That's great and all, but sometimes even an abundance of wireless routers can't help prevent congestion and painfully slow browsing speeds.

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Yoni Heisler

August 24th

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Augmented reality makes prototyping easy on Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

SONY DSC Innovations in 3D printing have done their part to inspire maker-culture. We print, or at-least try to print, drones, human organs, and even medications. Additive techniques are practical and accessible for much of the prototyping process. However, just because we can print synthetic drugs with 3D printers, doesn’t mean we can print something as simple as a walnut radio. Shaper, a… Read More

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John Mannes

August 23rd

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Meet the robots that will help us win the wars of the future

Robot Wars 2016
If former Marine and entrepreneur Sean Bielat has his way, the law enforcement officer tentatively approaching a vehicle in the future after making a traffic stop won't be an officer at all. Rather, those are the kind of interactions — fraught with uncertainty, potentially dangerous — that seem to him to make perfect sense for one of his robots to deal with instead.

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Andy Meek

August 19th

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is now available

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 And if you’ve been eyeing one, go ahead and pull the trigger. It’s a really great phone. Assuming, of course, that you’ve got, you know, $800+ burning a hole in your pocket. The 5.7-inch phablet is available now from a whole slew of retailers, including, naturally, Samsung’s stores, plus Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, some Walmart stores (maybe call ahead on that… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 19th

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A pocket-sized power bank that’ll help your laptop stay alive

Omnicharge I’ve lived through a lot of liveblogs in my life, mostly by the skin of my teeth, desperately watching as my battery ticks down, hoping desperately that the company is nearing the finish line. Of course, the fact that both my personal work computers sometimes feel like they’re on their last legs doesn’t help much, but the fact remains: there are few things in this life as… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 18th

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Samsung swings for the fences with the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 While not quite a flagship (an honor that goes to its more mainstream sibling, the Galaxy S), Samsung’s Note line is undoubtedly one of the most iconic handsets around, with a strong enough following to redefine the way in which the industry at large approaches screen size. That first generation’s 5.3-inch display transformed the word “phablet” from similar tech… Read More

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Brian Heater

August 16th

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The IoT threat to privacy

IOT As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, consumers must demand better security and privacy protections that don’t leave them vulnerable to corporate surveillance and data breaches. But before consumers can demand change, they must be informed — which requires companies to be more transparent. Read More

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Christine Bannan

August 14th

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