From Tech: The Essential Phone’s super slick, but it’s no iPhone or Google Pixel killer

The “father of Android” is ready for his next act.
Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android more than a decade ago, is back with a new Android-centric startup. But instead of software, his new company, Essential, is tackling hardware. The company’s first p…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech

Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus’ new engineering residence…

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From The Next Web: The LG V30 is shaping up to be a serious Note 8 competitor


LG has always been a bit of an oddball when it comes to smartphone design. Sometimes its designs are too wacky for the mainstream, others they’re too boring. Even the G6, which uses the oh-so-common metal frame and glass back look, was somewhat reserved compared to the competition. But the V30 actually looks pretty gorgeous. Ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass shared the clearest look at the device we’ve seen yet, showing it from virtually all sides. It looks like the G6 and S8 had a baby, but LG seems to actually have slightly smaller bezels, and the rounded camera looks better…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: The Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro tablet

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: BMW’s redesigned 8 Series is cleaner, more aggressive

At the Monterey Car Week BMW just unveiled two new concept vehicles. Both are previews of planned production models of the Series 8 and Z4 Roadster. If the versions you’ll find on the forecourt are even close to these concepts, there are going to be…

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From TechCrunch: A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

 Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the bottom to hold what looks like a stripped down machine gun, sniper rifle, or grenade launcher – but what it suggests about the future of warfare is pretty scary. A gimbal at… Read More

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From Engadget RSS Feed: PS4’s next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies

We knew a few things PlayStation 4 owners would be getting with the system’s next big software update thanks to a leak last week. But it goes beyond enabling PS4 Plus owners to stream on Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second. While only pre-selecte…

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From TechWorm: Effectively Manage Your Android Data with Coolmuster Android Assistant

Effectively Manage Your Android Data with Coolmuster Android Assistant Applications and files are eating up your Android phone storage space? Transferring data from your phone to computer takes you too much time? Finding a specific file costs you 30 minutes or even one hour? If you are an Android device user, you must be familiar […]

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From TechCrunch: Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

 Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle – at least initially. The bundle, announced today by Nintendo, will include Neon Pink and Neon Green right and left Switch controllers, as well as Splatoon 2, the console and the dock, along with… Read More

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From Tech: Instrumments 01 might be the best way to measure anything on the fly

How things measure up is pretty important to us. We don’t just look at objects, we automatically scale them in our minds, guessing about width, height, and how they might fit in our world.
We make these assumptions because few of us carry rulers in o…

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