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  • iOS 10.3 is freeing up extra storage space, users say

    Finally, an update that actually gives you storage space back. Apple launched its latest software update, iOS 10.3, on Monday. The update comes with new features like “Find My AirPods,” but users seem to be noticing an added bonus: It’s allegedly freeing up their storage space. Wow, iOS 10.3 gave me 3 gigs of storage […]

  • What we know about super villain Elon Musk’s plan to plant AI in your brain

    Elon Musk wants people to willingly implant electrodes in their brains so they might upload and download thoughts, and he’s building a company to make it happen. This is Musk’s latest technological frontier. He’s working on an electric car revolution through Tesla and trying to send people to Mars with SpaceX. Through Neuralink, Musk plans […]

  • Samsung exec poses one of the most important questions of modern life

    You use your smartphone 24/7 — but when was the last time you really stopped to appreciate its less… sexy aspects? We rave and worship over screen resolution, biometric scanners and high-powered cameras, but there’s so much more that goes into your smartphone. That being so, Samsung Marketing VP Justin Denison asked the age-old question […]

  • These people want you to help buy the web history of politicians

    Republicans in the House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow internet service providers to sell your private data—like your web history—without your knowledge. Republicans in the Senate had done the same late last week, all but ensuring that privacy-boosting regulations implemented at the end of the Obama administration would never go into effect. Now that […]

  • Oculus Rift promised us the future of VR. Here’s what really happened.

    The Oculus Rift celebrates its one-year anniversary this week, following its commercial debut on March 28, 2016. Happy birthday, Oculus, your growing pains are showing. But the awkward baby steps toward making virtual reality mainstream have not been with without some wins. After years of hype beginning in 2012, and clunky developer prototypes leading up […]

  • Samsung avoids the explosive elephant in the room

    Samsung’s big Unpacked event in New York City today was focused squarely on unveiling the new Galaxy S8, but there was a specter hanging over the proceedings: the explosive legacy of the Galaxy Note 7. The fate of the Note 7 is a topic Samsung hasn’t been able to shake, as much as the company […]

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has a killer feature that nobody’s talking about

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is packed full of awesome new features like the new larger screen, face recognition and Bixby AI assistant. But there’s one pretty killer feature on the phone Samsung didn’t bother to mention at its Unpacked event on Wednesday. That feature: a built-in GIF maker. It’s not like the Smart Select GIF maker […]

  • Here’s what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost you in Australia

    So perhaps you’ve already been entranced by the bevelled edges of the Samsung Galaxy S8and marvelled at its inclusion of a headphone jack — among other things. The phone’s release is a big test for Samsung, marking its first phone release since the infamous Note 7 explosion which ended in the line’s demise. In Australia, […]

  • Samsung DeX transforms the Galaxy S8 into a legit desktop computer

    The phone as computer companion—or outright replacement—is an idea as old as the smartphone itself. And with today’s faster mobile processors, higher local storage levels and direct access to cloud-based work, the dream is finally a reality. Microsoft obviously should’ve owned this corner of the tech market. It certainly gave it its best shot with […]

  • Why Apple is cracking down on ‘free’ apps

    Apple is making more moves to clean up its App Store. After cracking down on outdated apps, the company is now placing restrictions on how developers describe their apps. Apple is now rejecting updated and new app submissions that have the word “free” in the name, VentureBeat reports. “Your app’s name, icons, screenshots, or previews […]