• BlackBerry tries again

    blackberry Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar? My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ail. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That phone came out in 2005 and I had mine until 2009. Ironically, Research in Motion started… Read More

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  • Watch LG unveil the G6 live right here

    lg-g6 LG’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is today. The conference starts at 12 PM CET (11 AM GMT, 6 AM EST). Rumor has it that LG is about to announce a new flagship phone, the LG G6. This time, it won’t be a modular phone. It’s going to be a regular phone, but with a giant display that nearly fills the entire body of the phone. You can check it out live via LG’s… Read More

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  • Get your LG MWC 2017 liveblog here

    Coming to you live from Barcelona, we're delivering coverage of the LG MWC 2017 press event. Keep it locked here for all the news as it's announced at 12:00PM CET (6:00AM ET). We're expecting to finally meet the much-teased G6 in an official capacity...

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BlackBerry tries again

blackberry Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar? My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ail. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That phone came out in 2005 and I had mine until 2009. Ironically, Research in Motion started… Read More
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Watch LG unveil the G6 live right here

lg-g6 LG’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is today. The conference starts at 12 PM CET (11 AM GMT, 6 AM EST). Rumor has it that LG is about to announce a new flagship phone, the LG G6. This time, it won’t be a modular phone. It’s going to be a regular phone, but with a giant display that nearly fills the entire body of the phone. You can check it out live via LG’s… Read More
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Get your LG MWC 2017 liveblog here

Coming to you live from Barcelona, we're delivering coverage of the LG MWC 2017 press event. Keep it locked here for all the news as it's announced at 12:00PM CET (6:00AM ET). We're expecting to finally meet the much-teased G6 in an official capacity...
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Get your LG MWC 2017 liveblog here

Coming to you live from Barcelona, we're delivering coverage of the LG MWC 2017 press event. Keep it locked here for all the news as it's announced at 12:00PM CET (6:00AM ET). We're expecting to finally meet the much-teased G6 in an official capacity...
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Augmented reality may save you from road rage

When you're driving, it's all too easy to rage at fellow motorists who are either in a hurry or taking their sweet time. After all, you don't know the context. Are they in a real predicament, or just careless? If TUe researchers have their way, th...

Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs...

Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs...
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Valve promises more realistic audio for VR

Most of the effort in improving virtual reality focuses on the visuals. But what about audio -- isn't it jarring to hear sound that clearly doesn't mirror the world you're in? Valve thinks it can fix that. It just released a Steam Audio kit that l...

LG claims the battery on its X Power2 phone lasts the whole weekend

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Frustrated with smartphone batteries that last only half a day? LG's new smartphone, the company claims, is a whole-weekend piece of hardware. 

The LG X Power2 — a new product in the company's "specialist" line — has a monstrous 4,500 mAh battery, which allows for 15 hours of video playback or 18 hours of web surfing, per LG's claims. 

The battery is more generous than that of the phone's predecessor, the LG X Power, which had a 4,100 mAh battery, but it's not the largest battery around. Then again, the LG X Power2 is not as fat as some other phones, coming in at 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.4mm. Plus, it apparently takes only two hours to fully charge. Read more...

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Snap supporters find a scapegoat in Jeremy Liew

screen-shot-2017-02-25-at-6-20-33-pm A couple of days ago, the New York Times wrote a story that aims to explain why Snap founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have retained such a hold on voting power in the company — power that its shareholders will not enjoy. It’s a great account and wonderfully written by a reporter I respect greatly. But I don’t quite buy it. According to four sources who spoke to… Read More
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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid pumps out 680 horsepower

Porsche's most powerful Panamera ever is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. And in a nod to the times, and Porsche's own green car strategy, it's a plug-in hybrid.
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America doesn't care anymore, detains beloved children's book author

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Imagine how America would react if Australia was mean to the late Maurice Sendak or even Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

That's how the latter feels now, after hearing that beloved children's book author Mem Fox was apparently left in tears after being detained for hours at Los Angeles Airport and accused of having the wrong visa in early February. 

Author of such subversive texts as Possum Magic and Ten Little Fingers, Fox told the Advertiser the experience was traumatic and humiliating.  Read more...

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Dolby Vision software promises HDR on more of your devices

Wonder why you can only get Dolby Vision's high dynamic range video on a limited number of devices? It's because you've needed specialized hardware -- if a device wasn't designed with Vision in mind, you're out of luck. Expect to see it in many more...
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Perfect 6-for-6 sweep: 'Moonlight' walks through the Indie Spirits

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In the beginning, there was Moonlight. At the end, there was also Moonlight.

Writer/director Barry Jenkins' deeply resonant cinematic tryptich of a young Miami man's life won all six Independent Spirit Awards for which it was nominated Saturday — including the first award given away, and the last — a triumphant result for the film many hope can upset La La Land at the Academy Awards.

Moonlight was the odds-on favorite at the Indie Spirits, but a sweep was hardly guaranteed. It became a reality, though, over the course of an afternoon beneath a giant white tent on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier. Read more...

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The best, most savage punchlines from Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Indie Spirit Awards hosting gig

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, hosts of the Independent Spirit Awards, went full-savage on Hollywood, President Donald Trump, and everything else under the California sun on Saturday. In doing so, they achieving new levels of "they did not just say that" at the one awards show that seems to re-define the limits of awards-show-season jokes every year.

The sun is shining 🌞 and the people are drinking 🍾🥂. A perfect #SpiritAwardspic.twitter.com/2pV9pAwJ9t

— Film Independent (@filmindependent) February 25, 2017 Read more...

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Hmm, maybe this is why Trump doesn't want to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

On Saturday, Donald Trump made history as the first president to bow out of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. And while this has much to do with Trump's ever-worsening battle with the press and his constant struggle to book talent, it's also wo...
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Investors pour $2 million more into booze marketplace Drizly

DrizlyDelivery Boston-based Drizly used to be known as the on-demand delivery app for alcohol. More recently, the company evolved into a marketplace that helps brick-and-mortar liquor stores to connect with and sell to customers nearby through web and mobile commerce. The Drizly app shows shoppers different prices on the beer, wine and liquor that they’re looking for at local shops, along with… Read More
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iPhone muggers turn to phishing to access the device

If your phone was stolen or got lost somewhere, keep an eye out for any suspicious texts or emails: thieves and muggers could have a high-tech trick up their sleeves. A Brazilian woman who got robbed began receiving phishing attempts not long ...
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Everyone is having a field day with news that Trump is skipping the Correspondents' Dinner

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he won't attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner for, uh, no reason. 

Maybe the White House foresaw that Trump's skills might not lie in his comedy routines? Maybe Trump remembered how the last few dinners that mentioned him went? Or maybe he wanted to be the one to back out before every other media organization could cancel

I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017

Whatever the cause, Twitter was pretty happy:  Read more...

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Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma are beefing right now and dear god nobody was ready for all the shade

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Hope you're hungry, because Nicki Minaj is serving up some prime, grade-A beef between her and fellow rapper Remy Ma, and we were all unprepared.

The internet went into collective freakout mode on Thursday night after rapper Gucci Mane released a new track, "Make Love," featuring Nicki Minaj. 

On the track Nicki raps: 

"Oooohhh, oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?/

One platinum plaque, album flopped, bitch, where? (bitch, where?)...

You see, silly rabbit, to be the queen of rap/ 

You gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques."

Little background, here: Nicki Minaj has famously declared herself the Queen of Rap, on several occasions—including but not limited to her feature on Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" ("I'm the queen of rap, young Ariana run pop") and her feature on Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone - Remix" ("Run this game for 5 years/ guess that's why my feet hurt...Yes, I am an icon, that's me on your t-shirt"). Read more...

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