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Mobile

Facebook testing Messenger feature that could signal the end of friend requests

Facebook is planning to transform Messenger into your smartphone's default messaging. A new test feature will bypass the need to send a friend request on the social network before you can start chatting with someone.
Mobile

Google may bring changes to Android's navigation bar in the form of more buttons

Google may be testing the option to customize Android's navigation bar to add a little more than what's currently available, according to hidden code in 7.0 Nougat. You may soon be able to add a clipboard, a keyboard switcher, and more.
Cool Tech

Smartphone speech recognition can text 3 times faster than you can type

In a challenge pitting human texters against a cutting-edge speech recognition algorithm, the computer not only won -- it was three times faster than humans typing the same message. Impressive, right?
Mobile

One man’s shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging

What's worse than having to wait to get your shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Getting it and then watching it explode while charging, as this member of the social media site Baidu experienced.
Computing

Super-thin laptops based on Intel’s “Apollo Lake” CPUs may ditch replaceable RAM

To provide an even thinner form factor, OEM's using Intel's new "Apollo Lake" Atom processors may go with soldered memory in upcoming laptops. That will lock users out of future upgrades.
Gaming

‘Lumines: Puzzle & Music’ coming to mobile next week

A teaser trailer has launched for Lumines: Puzzle & Music for iOS and Android revealing a release date for September 1. The game will feature classic as well as multiplayer modes.
Mobile

Google Fi’s Wi-Fi Assistant comes to all Nexus devices

Google's intelligent Wi-Fi switching tech is coming to all Nexus devices. It automatically identifies and connects to public hot spots seamlessly in the background, via a virtual private network.
Mobile

Search engine Yandex uses AI to tailor ads to your liking

See an ad you don't like? Search engine Yandex's machine learning algorithms will ensure you see less like it in the future -- at least if you use the company's Android web browser.
Mobile

T-Mobile makes calls, texts from U.S. to Italy free in aftermath of deadly earthquake

In response to the earthquake in central Italy, T-Mobile has made calling and texting to Italy free. The earthquake struck early Wednesday morning, at a magnitude of 6.2.
Gaming

Looking to kill some time? Microsoft Solitaire Collection coming to iOS, Android

If you feel like your smartphone or tablet doesn't help you waste enough time already, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection is coming to iOS and Android to help you out. It's currently entering a beta test phase with insiders, but will soon…
Computing

AMD reveals the naked details of its new ‘Zen’ processor architecture

AMD has disclosed major technical details behind its "Zen" processor core technology that will be used in its upcoming line of "Summit Ridge" processors. The first product will arrive in the form of desktop CPUs for "enthusiasts."
Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is being delayed in some markets due to supply issues

It looks like the Galaxy Note 7 is even more popular than Samsung thought it would be -- so much so that it's having trouble keeping up with demand, and had to delay the release of the phone in some markets.