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Andy Rubin just made even more big promises about the Essential Phone

Andy Rubin just made even more big promises about the Essential Phone The Essential Phone is finally here, and its creator Andy Rubin just made more big promises about the device ahead of its shipping date next week.Availability of the phone has been a cause for major concern among many fans ever since unlocked versions of the phone were made available for pre-order back in May.

Does Microsoft’s new patent mean you’re finally getting a Surface Phone?

Does Microsoft’s new patent mean you’re finally getting a Surface Phone? Except that’s not exactly what the patent means and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, Microsoft will probably never deliver a Surface Phone device.Believing in the possible existence of a Surface Phone is honestly like believing in unicorns.

Custom Nintendo Switch stand turns the console into a mini arcade cabinet

Custom Nintendo Switch stand turns the console into a mini arcade cabinet An engineer who goes by "ConcaveChest" created an enclosure for the Nintendo Switch that doubles as a cooling stand and a sweet-looking mini arcade cabinet.The design is available to check out and download for free on Thingiverse.

3 ways mobile phones can help teens explore their independence

3 ways mobile phones can help teens explore their independence For teens, mobile devices are more than simply high-tech toys.Ultimately, responsible mobile phone use starts with this sentiment: A mobile device is a tool for your teens to achieve independence.

Visit Chernobyl in virtual reality on PlayStation VR

Visit Chernobyl in virtual reality on PlayStation VR If you've always wanted to visit the abandoned location of the Chernobyl disaster, you'll be able to do that from the safety of your home soon with PlayStation VR.The Chernobyl VR Project is coming to PS VR "in the near future," according to a PlayStation Blog post, sending people into the abandoned area of land around the site of the Chernobyl disaster.

Moonhack breaks a world record for kids coding, again

Moonhack breaks a world record for kids coding, again On Tuesday, 28,575 kids around Australia broke a world record by coding on the same day.It was all for Moonhack, an event for ages 8 to 18 set up by Code Clubs Australia, a network of 1,950 volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children.

Lasers and giant speakers: How airports chase birds off the runway

Lasers and giant speakers: How airports chase birds off the runway The laser pointer is pretty much the last resort crew members have in scaring away birds if nothing else works.The frequent plane landings and take-offs at Changi mean a significant amount of rubber deposits are left on the runway.

This iOS 11 trick lets you quickly disable Touch ID

This iOS 11 trick lets you quickly disable Touch ID Apple's upcoming iOS 11 has a feature that lets you quickly disable the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint scanner, forcing you to use a passphrase to get into the phone.There were ways to disable Touch ID before; for example, rebooting the phone or scanning the wrong finger a few times will do the trick as well.

Apple just released 6 videos showcasing new iPad features in iOS 11

Apple just released 6 videos showcasing new iPad features in iOS 11 A major new version of Apple's mobile operating system is coming and the company released six new videos showing how iOS 11 makes its iPad better.Each video is about a minute long and focuses on one set of new features that will become available on iPads when iOS 11 is released in the fall.

The Essential Phone's super slick, but it's no iPhone or Google Pixel killer

The Essential Phone's super slick, but it's no iPhone or Google Pixel killer The company's first product is the highly-anticipated Essential Phone, an Android phone with flagship specs and, at $700, a flagship price tag.The surface of the "Moon Black" phone I tested is so reflective it looks almost silver in certain light.

Dancing robot army is worth a lifetime of nightmares

Dancing robot army is worth a lifetime of nightmares Who knew that a massive robot dance party could scare the living daylights out of you.These 1,069 harmless (we assume) "Dobi" robots from WL Tech were dancing their little metal hearts out this week to set a record for the most robots dancing simultaneously.

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products

Why Consumer Reports is wrong about Microsoft’s Surface products Now, following Consumer Reports controversial downgrade last week, I feel like I'm supposed to be the guy who defends the entire Microsoft Surface product line.It wasn’t until 2014’s Surface Pro 3 that I traded in my Lenovo T440p for a Surface device.

Elon Musk still hasn't quite gotten the hang of this Twitter thing

Elon Musk still hasn't quite gotten the hang of this Twitter thing First, Musk tweeted a video of what appears to be a giant python eating a deer.He deleted the tweet, saying the video "wigs" him out too much, whatever that means.

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts I think we can officially say we've reached peak Samsung Galaxy Note 8.Ahead of its expected launch next week, new images of the Note 8 have surfaced on China's Weibo microblogging website.

Surf the web faster and get the Wi-Fi speed you pay for with this app

Surf the web faster and get the Wi-Fi speed you pay for with this app That's one of those questions with an obvious answer, like "Would you like some tasty nachos?Of course you would.

Nokia's #bothie will never take off because it's just not Instagram-friendly

Nokia's #bothie will never take off because it's just not Instagram-friendly The "bothie.Nokia just announced its new flagship phone, the Nokia 8; a top-notch Android device with specs that'll put it on the same echelon as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the OnePlus 5.

Valve's upcoming Knuckles VR controllers look like a dream in action

Valve's upcoming Knuckles VR controllers look like a dream in action Valve's innovative new virtual reality controllers, called Knuckles, are still a ways away from hitting the public.Fortunately, YouTube channel Tested got their hands on them early and they look like they deliver on everything they promise to.

The next Apple Watch will probably be super popular

The next Apple Watch will probably be super popular A new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes says Apple Watch shipments are expected to increase to 4.5 million units in the fourth quarter of this year and could reach 15 million units shipped by the end of the year.

You can't escape Windows error messages in this augmented reality nightmare

You can't escape Windows error messages in this augmented reality nightmare They told us that how we interact with the world would change in profound, innumerable ways.They never said anything about Windows error messages shitting all over our augmented reality dreams.

HBO has the most profitable app thanks to 'Game of Thrones'

HBO has the most profitable app thanks to 'Game of Thrones' The company's streaming app, HBO Now, has been the top-grossing app in the App Store for two days in a row now, beating out Netflix, Tinder, Candy Crush, and all the other apps that typically dominate the top of the charts.It's been more than a year since the app last reached the top.