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Android co-founder’s new smartphone confirmed to run Android

 The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but now Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed it’ll be one of a few “phenomenal new choices for Android users coming very… Read More
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Darrell Etherington

March 29th

Gadgets

Mobile

Everything that Samsung announced today at its Unpacked event

Samsung Unpacked: New Gear VR, Gear 360

Following months of anticipation, Samsung will finally unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone today at an Unpacked event in New York City. The subject of countless leaks, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been all but completely spoiled in the weeks leading up to the event, with images and specifications of the phone surfacing on a near daily basis. But the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ aren't the only devices on display today at the event. Samsung is also updating its line of smart home products, its VR headset and more.

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Jacob Siegal

March 29th

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PlayStation 4 Pro’s Media Player gets 4K MP4 video support

 The PlayStation 4 Pro just got an update that makes it an even better companion for a 4K TV set. An update to the native PlayStation Media Player app will enable 4K video playback, for files in mp4 format saved on either a USB drive or kept in a home server the PS4 Pro hardware con communicate with. Not that if you’ve got a drive attached to your PS4 Pro that’s formatted to act as… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 27th

Gadgets

Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones

 You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record and broadcast in 360. The $129.99 Insta360 Air is the company’s Android device… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 24th

Gadgets

Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money

 Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impress feature might be their design… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 24th

Gadgets

Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer

 Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased speed and reliability. Following Formlabs’ $35 million raise last year, the company has focused its attention on its more professional-grade Form 2 printer instead. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

March 20th

Gadgets

Reduced Energy Microsystems pits startup chip chops against industry giants

 Whether or not you like the so-called Internet of Things, the fact is that we do live in an internet of things, and every one of those things has a chip inside it. These chips are very advanced, of course, but also in many ways very traditional. Reduced Energy Microsystems wants to upend the status quo with a chip tech that the competition is too set in their ways to adopt. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

March 16th

Gadgets

Pictures emerge of Apple’s secret iPhone calibration machine

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Apple is weirdly protective over the repair system that goes on at the Apple Store. You'd think that there aren't many secrets to do with replacing glass screens and fixing iPhones that have gone for a swim in the toilet, but in Apple's secret walled garden, everything is a trade secret.

Motherboard's Jason Koebler has been reporting on the Apple Store's repair system for a while now, and he finally got his hands on the holy grail: pictures of Apple's secret repair machine, which allows Apple to replace the Touch ID sensor on repaired phones. That's a big deal, because it's the one component that third-party repair stores have been unable to crack so far. The calibration machine that all Apple Stores have holds the secrets to why.

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Chris Mills

March 14th

Apple

Can your smart home be used against you in court?

 First responders found a body floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up drinking. Authorities subpoenaed Amazon over the case — they hoped Bates’s Echo might hold some insights into what happened the… Read More

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Brian Heater

March 12th

Gadgets

You can now save as much as $330 on Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro 2016

If you've been on the fence about whether or not to purchase Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro, now may be the time to finally pull the trigger. Earlier this week, Apple added a few models of its 2016 MacBook Pro without the TouchBar to its online store for refurbished Macs. The savings are substantial, and if you aren't particularly enamored by the TouchBar, you'll definitely want to see the deals Apple has going.

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Yoni Heisler

March 10th

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