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New California law makes using a phone while driving a bigger no-no than it already is

Signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Bill 1785 looks to further curtail phone use while driving. It goes into effect on January 1, 2017. Drivers face a $20 fine for a first-time offense and a $50 fine for every…
Apple

Apple's new China R&D center will open by the end of the year, develop hardware

Apple had said that it was planning to open new research and development offices in China. Now new details indicate Apple may develop hardware there, with a fairly large workforce of about 500 people.
Mobile

One of BlackBerry’s upcoming smartphones will have a classic physical keyboard

BlackBerry may be done developing its own hardware, but that doesn't mean that it's is completely done with smartphones, or the physical keyboard. According CEO John Chen, the company will be releasing a phone with a QWERTY keyboard soon.
Mobile

OK Google: How about finally adding some hands-free voice support to Maps?

Using Google Maps while driving is about to get a whole lot safer -- Google has updated the app with support for hands-free voice controls, meaning you'll be able to ask Google for things without taking your hands off the wheel.
Mobile

Google Photos will now suggest that you rotate your sideways-oriented photos

Google Photos has been given an update that will allow you to quickly and easily rotate sideways photos to the right orientation. The new feature will live in the Assistant section of the Photos app.
Apple

You can’t drill a headphone jack into your iPhone 7, but you can use this case 3:18

Miss the ol' headphone jack on your shiny new iPhone 7? Fuze has a solution: The new Fuze Case has a headphone jack built right into it so you can listen to music and charge at the same time without the need for annoying dongles.
Computing

A recent listing reveals a 'Surface' ergonomic Bluetooth keyboard is on the way

The Bluetooth SIG currently lists a Surface-branded ergonomic keyboard submitted by Microsoft that will be based on Bluetooth LE 4.2. This seemingly backs previous rumors that a Surface all-in-one PC will arrive in October.
Cool Tech

Zume, the robot-powered pizza emporium, now cooks pies en route to your door

Zume, the San Francisco startup that leverages robots and computers to make high-quality pies, is rolling out custom-designed delivery vehicles that bake pizza en route to your door.
Cool Tech

This smart lamp lets you record and then replay your favorite sunlight

Imagine if you could effectively bottle up a particularly beautiful sunset and instantly recreate it from the comfort of your living room. That's the idea behind this nifty light-recording lamp.
Mobile

It's rugged! Has Nougat! Doesn't explode! LG's V20 has a few legs up on Samsung

We tried out LG’s V20 phablet, a device that brings military-grade drop protection, top-notch processor performance, and a superb trio of cameras to the table.
Wearables

Fitbit’s Alta and Blaze get cosmetic and software improvements

Fitbit has got more than two new wearables today. Aside from the new Charge 2 and the Flex 2, you can also buy the Alta and Blaze in gold. The company is also unveiling a new mode in the its app called Fitbit Adventures.
Mobile

Leaked Huawei Mate 9 images suggest Leica branding for dual-sensor camera

Huawei is hard at work at the next addition to the Mate lineup, the Mate 9. From leaks about the phone's design to leaks about the device's specs, here's everything we know about the phone so far.