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LG and Sprint make vague commitment to launch first 5G phone in US in early 2019

Sprint and LG committed in a press release to launching the first 5G phone in America in early 2019. However, the press release does not say anything about which phone or when. There’s also an apparent subtle dig at the Motorola 5G Moto Mod in the release. Imagine a stage set with a huge ban...

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Android Pie has killed fast charging on some Google Pixel XLs (Update: Fix coming)

Update, August 14, 2018 (04:00PM EST): A Google spokesperson told The Verge that it is aware of the fast charging bug described in the post below and that a fix will arrive in the coming weeks. However, the spokesperson clarified that the official Pixel and Pixel XL chargers that came wit...

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Massive Fitbit Charge 3 leak points to touchscreen and waterproofing

A massive leak just gave us almost all necessary info on the Fitbit Charge 3. The upcoming fitness tracker will have a 5ATM water resistance rating and come with a touchscreen display. Unfortunately, the Fitbit Charge 3 still won’t have built-in GPS. We just found some reliable intel that gi...

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This robot maintains tender, unnerving eye contact

Humans already find it unnerving enough when extremely alien-looking robots are kicked and interfered with, so one can only imagine how much worse it will be when they make unbroken eye contact and mirror your expressions while you heap abuse on them. This is the future we have selected. The Simulat...

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Bird and Lime are protesting Santa Monica’s electric scooter recommendations

Lime and Bird are protesting recommendations in Santa Monica, Calif. that would prevent the electric scooter companies from operating in the Southern California city. We first saw the news over on Curbed LA, which reported both Lime and Bird are temporarily halting their services in Santa Monic...

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‘Unhackable’ BitFi crypto wallet has been hacked

The BitFi crypto wallet was supposed to be unhackable and none other than famous weirdo John McAfee claimed that the device – essentially an Android-based mini tablet – would withstand any attack. Spoiler alert: it couldn’t. First, a bit of background. The $120 device launched at t...

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StarVR’s One headset flaunts eye-tracking and a double-wide field of view

While the field of VR headsets used to be more or less limited to Oculus and Vive, numerous competitors have sprung up as the technology has matured — and some are out to beat the market leaders at their own game. StarVR’s latest headset brings eye-tracking and a seriously expanded field...

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Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Democratic members of Congress want to know when Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai knew that the FCC's claims about...

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Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may require reprogramming and flipping a component. (credit: Sean Gallagher) Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th...

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FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice's attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy...


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