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Take a virtual ride on a real paper airplane with the PowerUp FPV

PowerUp Toys has announced a new paper airplane drone, offering live POV from the drone through Google Cardboard or your smartphone. A Kickstarter is planned for November 10.

Hackers can control Google Now and Siri through your headphones

Researchers found a way to remotely activate the Google Now and Siri voice assistants through the users' mic-equipped headphones. The hackers can then use the voice assistants to perform a variety of functions.

Samsung and LG may decide whether Apple releases a foldable iPhone in 2018

A new report from Korea says LG and Samsung are close to perfecting a foldable smartphone, and that Apple is eyeing the project with a view to making the tech the basis of the iPhone 8.

Canada gets tough on fakery as Bell Canada gets fined for posting fake Play Store reviews

Canada's Competition Bureau threw a $977k fine at Bell Canada for posting fake reviews of its apps on the App Store and Google Play Store. Suffice it to say, Bell Canada probably isn't too pleased by these developments.
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Chromecast Audio Review

This cheap and simple audio solution can make any home multiroom ready.

Soon your smartwatch and phone will have the same number, thanks to U.S. carriers

If your smartwatch has its own SIM card, you'll soon be able to use the same number as your smartphone on it. AT&T revealed that its NumberSync technology will arrive soon to make sure that all your devices have the same number.

Apple’s App Store revenue surges 80 percent higher than Google Play store

Even with the huge growth of Android in the past year, Google Play store revenue still pales in comparison to that generated by Apple's own app store, according to a new study published by App Annie.

Microsoft reportedly tests an Android dialer app, may launch in December

Microsoft is apparently working on a new dialer app for Android. The app is currently being tested in India and worked on by the Skype team, adding different ways to call someone without using large amounts of data.

Exhaustive, super geeky test shows Snapdragon 810 should be water cooled

The Snapdragon 810 processor is notorious for getting a little hot under the collar, but how does it affect the performance of your phone? This unscientific, but fun, test shows the effect, and how cooling may help it perform…

Lenovo-backed Zuk isn’t messing around, launches the Cyanogen-powered Z1 in Europe

Zuk is a new name on the smartphone market. The company is backed by Lenovo, and its first phone, the Z1, comes in both Chinese and international versions. Here's everything you need to know about it.
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The Satechi gamepad is the Swiss Army Knife of Bluetooth controllers

Satechi's Bluetooth gamepad features three modes for compatibility not only with iOS and Android devices, but computers running Windows and the iCade. It's got an extendable phone grip, too.