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Limited edition, Olympic Apple Watch bands look awesome, but will prove hard to get

Apple will make special, limited edition straps for the Apple Watch in designs inspired by the national flags of different countries competing in the upcoming Olympic Games. They're just $50 each, but you're going to need to be at the Games…
Mobile

AT&T rakes in $40.5B in revenue but loses video subscribers in Q2

According to AT&T's second-quarter financials, the company met Wall Street's expectations. Unfortunately for the carrier, it dropped the ball in other areas, such as number of video and IP broadband subscribers.
Cool Tech

Snowden developing iPhone battery case with hidden spy tool

To detect revealing mobile transmissions that could be used to locate journalists, Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang are developing a spy monitoring tool that doubles as a battery case.
Computing

Dell just patched a nasty bug that might have left your work PC exposed

Dell issued hotfixes patching vulnerabilities found in SonicWALL Global Management System and SonicWALL Analyzer, revealed by security firm Digital Defense. Several vulnerabilities allowed hackers to change the administrator's password.
Mobile

Be polite or be labeled as rude on Candid, a new anonymous social network

On Thursday, yet another anonymous social network launched on both the iOS and Android app stores, but this one comes with a twist -- on Candid, you have to be nice. That's because content is curated and moderated by AI.
Cars

Ridesharing drives away with business travelers, leaving taxis and rental cars behind

A recent study of two years of expense reports shows a significant shift away from taxis and rental car companies in favor of ridesharing options. Costs and user ratings reflect the same market disruption.
Computing

Intel confirms 2016 arrival of 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD

During an earnings call on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint memory technology will ship later this year. He also confirmed that memory sticks (DIMMs) based on the same tech will arrive in…
Android Army

Police create a 3D mold of a dead man’s finger to unlock an iPhone

Police in Michigan recruited a university professor to create a 3D mold of a dead man's finger, which they intend to use to unlock and iPhone. It's the first time the technique's been employed in an active investigation.
Mobile

Pay your bills straight from Facebook Messenger with BillHero chatbot

There are plenty of excuses for not paying your bills, but now, inconvenience just can't be one of them. It's all thanks to BillHero, which has created the first chat bot for Facebook Messenger to help pay your bills.
Mobile

The Moto Z Play will reportedly ditch a sleeker profile in favor of a headphone jack

It looks like the Moto Z Play will do away with the thinness of its sibling, the Moto Z, in favor of including a headphone jack. The report shows that Lenovo may not be as committed to a wireless future as previously thought.
Photography

Studio Neat’s upgraded Glif tripod mount for smartphones gets quick-release lever

New and completely redesigned from the ground up, the Glif tripod mount will securely hold your iPhone or other smartphone in landscape or portrait mode. It includes a quick-release lever, and has ¼ 20” mounting points.
Mobile

LG is reportedly taking on Samsung with a foldable phone of its own

It looks like Samsung has some competition -- LG is reportedly working on a foldable phone to be released sometime next year. In fact, the company is said to have outfitted one of its factories to mass produce these foldable phones.