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Out with the old: Xiaomi’s sparkly Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus are here

Xiaomi has updated the Mi 5 -- a phone only released back in February -- with the Mi 5S, and announced the new Mi 5S Plus at the same time. The two phones use Qualcomm's fast Snapdragon 821 processor. Here's everything you need to know…
Cool Tech

Uber wants to fly you to work in a small autonomous aircraft

Uber says it's interested in launching a city-based air service to give riders access to faster modes of transport. But instead of using a good ol' fashioned helicopter, it wants to develop a much quieter machine that can fly autonomously.
Business

Uber looks set to eat into global meal delivery market with major expansion

Uber's meal delivery service already operates in 36 cities in 6 countries, but job listings spotted this week suggest it's planning a major expansion into 31 additional cities in 24 countries.
Social Media

Tumblr’s new iMessage app lets you create and share your own GIFs

Tumblr’s new iMessage app is a GIF lover's dream. If you enjoy creating and sharing GIFs, you can now do so using just your iPhone. The easy-to-use extension also offers a range of fun, Snapchat-style, customization options.
Computing

A new research report shows consumers love their PCs despite the market doomsayers

The latest ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Report shows that consumer satisfaction regarding PCs is on the rise. The report spans desktops, laptops, and tablets, and even shows that Apple's rate has steadily increased since 1994.
Mobile

See how iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode elevates mobile photography

The iOS 10.1 beta is out in the wild, and iPhone 7 Plus owners can get their first stab at the new Portrait mode. While it may not stack up to a "real" camera in a side-by-side comparison, the effect is actually quite good.
Mobile

Should you upgrade to T-Mobile’s One or One Plus plans? We break it down

T-Mobile announced a new unlimited data plan recently and the question is: should you upgrade? Existing customers can stay on their current plan, and Simple Choice fixed data rates are still an option.
Computing

Microsoft’s Azure platform will power next-gen connected Renault and Nissan cars

Nissan said on Monday that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has teamed up with Microsoft to create next-generation connected services and features for automobiles. These include remotely monitoring a car and automatically paying parking fees.
Mobile

Lenovo continues Motorola integration by firing 1,100 employees

Lenovo has laid off 1,100 employees from Motorola. The company says it's a part of ongoing integration efforts that have followed its 2014 acquisition of the company. The layoffs account for 2 percent of Lenovo's global workforce.
Photography

Stocked with gadgets dating back to 1996, Lexar's testing lab is almost a museum

For its 20th anniversary, Lexar invited us to its headquarters and take a tour of the Lexar Quality Lab, where the company houses over 1,100 devices on which it tests its memory cards and USB drives.
Computing

Microsoft’s Ignite 2016 conference reveals that placeholders will return to OneDrive

Microsoft revealed during its Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta that placeholders are coming back to OneDrive in the form of an "On-Demand Sync" feature. The company did not say when this new OneDrive feature will go live, but may appear in…
Mobile

The HTC Ocean could be a codename for upcoming series of three phones

It looks like HTC wants to go up against Samsung's Edge series -- the company could be working on a phone called the Ocean, with a touch sensitive frame for controlling different aspects of Android.