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The Nextbit Robin is available in a fiery new color, but only for a limited time

Founded by two ex-Googlers, Nextbit announced its first commercial product last October, the NextBit Robin. This unique Android phone is now available on Amazon for a discounted price of $300 -- only until May 10.
Mobile

The Sharp Basio 2 is a peculiar beast that packs physical call and message buttons

Here to shatter expectations about how an Android phone should look, the Sharp Basio 2 features physical call and message buttons, as well as a cover for the main camera. The phone will be released in Japan.
Mobile

Alphabet's 'Other Bets' post operating loss of $859M as Google drives revenue jump

Alphabet Inc., the parent company that oversees Google and "Other Bets" like Fiber and Nest, just beat analysts' expectations in its second-quarter earnings report. The company is reporting $21.5 billion in revenue, a 21 percent jump from a…
Photography

Bored with Instagram filters? One Kickstarter aims to bring infrared effects to iOS

Smartphone photo filters aren't hard to find -- but infrared photography is tough to come by. #Insta is an iOS app equipped with IR filters -- that is, if it can reach full funding on Kickstarter.
Mobile

VisualRuler uses your iPhone’s camera to measure objects in the real world

Did you forget your tape measure at home but need to know if that discarded futon will fit in your hatchback? If you’re an iOS user, VisualRuler can help. Simply snap a photo of an object, and the app will measure it for you.
Wearables

New rumors, leaks suggest Meizu might unveil a smartwatch on August 10

More rumors have finally surfaced about the mysterious Meizu smartwatch. A new leak shows purported images of the watch, and rumors point to a potential unveiling on August 10. Here's everything you need to know.
Home

Some Nest users couldn't connect remotely to their thermostats during the heat wave

In a situation that epitomized bad timing, the Nest thermostat had a problem in the midst of a pretty serious heatwave affecting large swaths of the United States. Some Nest apps were unable to connect with associated thermostats.
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Stringify is taking on IFTTT with ‘Flows’ of triggers and actions

Stringify is an automator app in the same vein as IFTTT, only it uses ‘Flows’ that go beyond simple one-to-one triggers and actions.
Mobile

Strong Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sales keep Samsung's profits sky high

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge boosted the South Korean giant's profits in the second quarter to its best ever in two years. The company estimates it shipped between 75.6 million and 78.3 million smartphones in the three-month period.
Mobile

A Brazilian prosecutor just froze $11.7 million of Facebook's funds

A Brazilian prosecutor has frozen $11.7 million of Facebook funds over WhatsApp's refusal to hand over user data in an ongoing criminal investigation. Brazil has blocked WhatsApp three times since December, but the bans are typically…
Computing

Microsoft has found the source of recent Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Surface Pro 3 owners affected by recent battery life issues can breathe a sigh of relief, as Microsoft has seemingly found the source of the problem — and plans to fix it via software update.
Mobile

Gear up for the iPhone 7: Leak reveals a September 9 pre-order date

Rumors have long been spreading about Apple's iPhone 7, a device we will see later this year. A September 9 pre-order date has been leaked, and the device will likely launch the week of September 12. Here's everything you need to…