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Everyone says Apple's iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really?

Everyone says Apple's iPhone 8 might be late. How bad is that, really? According to 9to5Mac, he said the iPhone 8 launch would likely be pushed to October or November.Kuo claims the more conservative new models, likely dubbed iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, would not be delayed.

Forget the Galaxy S8, Samsung's already working on the Galaxy S9

Forget the Galaxy S8, Samsung's already working on the Galaxy S9 The Galaxy S8 and S8+ just launched, but that doesn't mean Samsung's resting on its laurels, popping bottles over how pretty its newest smartphone is.As always, work on next year's flagship phone begins well before the launch of the current one.

Larry Page's flying car project finally takes to the air

Larry Page's flying car project finally takes to the air Google co-founder Larry Page has reportedly been working on a flying car project for some time now — and today, the world finally got its first official look.The Kitty Hawk Flyer made its debut in a YouTube video (naturally) showing the craft's propellor-based aviation system zipping above water.

Google launches new camera and better software for its 360 video platform

Google launches new camera and better software for its 360 video platform ) — it's the latest entrant into the ultra-hot 360-video camera space courtesy of Google, and it's called the Yi Halo.The Halo is the next-generation Jump camera.

The Galaxy S8's screen is beautiful, but you better not drop it

The Galaxy S8's screen is beautiful, but you better not drop it Bad news, Samsung fans: Your favorite new flagship might just be one drop away from a spiderwebbed screen.Independent phone insurer SquareTrade put the brand new Galaxy S8 through its extensive "breakability" testing, subjecting the handset to drops, tumbles, and dunking.

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri

WhatsApp just added an important feature for Siri If the integration is not already set up, Siri will guide users towards authorizing it to send and read WhatsApp messages.The latest WhatsApp update on iOS enables the feature for users running iOS 10.

I tried an Instagram caption generator and the results were hilarious

I tried an Instagram caption generator and the results were hilarious Atherton says the idea for the app came from spending hours "researching cool captions" to add to her Notes in her phone.First, I uploaded a picture of Donald Trump to see what kind of caption Rubric would generate.

Tesla plans to double its charging network by the end of the year

Tesla plans to double its charging network by the end of the year The Palo Alto-based electric car manufacturer announced today that it intends to double the size of the Tesla charging network by the end of 2017.)  The charging network is a vital part of Tesla's mission to sell all-electric cars to consumers worldwide.

Instagram is down y'all but DON'T PANIC

Instagram is down y'all but DON'T PANIC You're not alone: Instagram went down shortly this afternoon on both web and mobile.We noticed the mobile version of the site was struggling shortly after 1:30 p.

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation That's Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app).After Snapchat created a Live Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

3D-printed zoetrope gives 19th-century tech a 21st-century spin

3D-printed zoetrope gives 19th-century tech a 21st-century spin artist Mat Collishaw takes a slightly different tact, however, by merging tech that could have existed 200 years ago with the latest in 3D printing technology.The zoetrope depicts a 1-second loop — 18 separate frames in all — depicting wild flowers blooming and colorful birds flapping their wings.

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program But one driver is taking advantage of a previously unknown business practice, reported by The Information, that made the life of Lyft drivers hell.The program, aptly codenamed "Hell," reportedly spied on Lyft drivers from 2014 to 2016, giving Uber an unfair advantage.

The Galaxy S8 blew up Samsung's record for pre-orders

The Galaxy S8 blew up Samsung's record for pre-orders The Galaxy S8 was finally available for general purchase last week — but the flagship broke sales records before shipping a single unit.Pre-orders for the S8 and S8+ were up 30 percent from last year's number of reservations for the S7 and S7 Edge, according to a statement Samsung provided us via email.

Grand Canyon National Park uses drones to search for hikers for the first time

Grand Canyon National Park uses drones to search for hikers for the first time Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park understand search and rescue is part of the job.But none of those used drones in an attempt to find missing hikers.

BaseLift By Twelve South: The Only Thing Worth Attaching To Your MacBook

BaseLift By Twelve South: The Only Thing Worth Attaching To Your MacBook I’m loathe to take advantage of anything that adds thickness to my devices, and haven’t put a case on any of my nine iPhones, so you know I really like this thing.It might seem slight, but a little ergonomics goes a long way when it comes to laptops.

Should we be worried about the future of the U.S. Digital Service?

Should we be worried about the future of the U.S. Digital Service? It was a meaningful tweet for the agency responsible for pulling in the best and brightest digital minds to help improve the U.That work has included saving Obamacare from a fiery digital death, refashioning critical online veterans' services, and converting onerous immigration paperwork into all-digital services.

Here's how Richard could build his 'new internet' on 'Silicon Valley'

Here's how Richard could build his 'new internet' on 'Silicon Valley' Is Richard's "new internet" even possible, or just TV nonsense?There are several ways Richard could theoretically go about building this "new internet.

People call FaceApp racist after it lightens their skin tone

People call FaceApp racist after it lightens their skin tone The makers of FaceApp are backtracking after users accused the popular face-morphing app of racism.According to the company, the app will "transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap!

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will come to virtual reality

How 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will come to virtual reality The winners of Hollywood's growing move to virtual reality will be the hardware and software companies that strike deals with major studios, like Nokia, which just scored a huge deal for Star Wars VR content.Announced on Monday, the multi-year deal pairs the studios behind Star Wars—Disney and Lucasfilm—with Nokia's new OZO VR camera.

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages The company on Tuesday announced improvements to and expansion of Google Translate to better serve the non-English speaking users in the country.There are more non-English speaking users online in India than all the English speaking users worldwide, Google said, citing a new study it co-authored with KPMG.