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Samsung says it’s now investigating reports of new Galaxy Note 7 phones overheating

Recent claims that some of the new, apparently safer, Galaxy Note 7 handsets are also overheating are now being investigated by Samsung. In some cases, the replacement handset has reportedly been "too hot to place next to the ear during a…
Social Media

Selfie snappers, the ‘ballot selfie’ ban in New Hampshire is no more

In case you hadn't heard, there's a pretty big election happening in November, and in the age of the selfie a good many folks will want to snap a shot in the ballot booth. Some states ban the practice, but in New Hampshire you're now in the…
Mobile

Apple appears to be storing a log of the numbers you enter into iMessages

Apple stores detailed logs of all phone numbers entered into iOS's Messages app -- and potentially others -- for a minimum of 30 days. That's according to law enforcement documents obtained by The Intercept.
Business

Watch out Apple! Xiaomi reveals plans to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020

Apple may have some retail competition on its hands. Xiaomi has announced plans to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020, representing a shift in the company's strategies, which have traditionally been based on web sales.
Mobile

Messaging Showdown: WhatsApp vs. iMessage vs. Facebook Messenger vs. Allo

Apple's overhauled iMessage is finally here, as is Google's latest message app, Allo. But how do they pair compare with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp? Check out our quick-hit comparison for a closer look at each platform.
Mobile

Former Verizon employee faces time behind bars for selling customer records

Authorities brought charges against Daniel Eugene Traeger, a former Verizon employee who was found guilty of selling customers' private phone records. He pleaded guilty to the charge and faces up to five years in prison.
Mobile

An FCC filing suggests Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime refresh is on its way

It looks like Samsung is prepping the release of yet another mid-range smartphone. A refresh of the Galaxy Grand Prime was spotted in an FCC filing, only a few weeks after it was seen in a Geekbench log.
Wearables

Huawei’s next smartwatch could run Samsung’s Tizen instead of Android Wear

According to recent reports, Huawei may be looking to move away from Android Wear for its next smartwatch -- the company is reportedly testing building a watch with Samsung's Tizen instead.
Wearables

Verily is reportedly developing a watch to track more than your pulse

Verily, the life sciences division of Google parent company Alphabet, is reportedly developing a wearable that can accurately track heart rate, steps, and other biological markers.
Mobile

Meetup launches rebranding effort with completely redesigned mobile apps

Meetup is undergoing a rebranding on mobile and the web. As part of the gargantuan effort, it's launched completely redesigned apps for Android and iOS with simplified interfaces and new functionality.
Social Media

Don’t ‘get’ Snapchat? Its weirdest, most innovative creators may change your mind

Snapchat, to anyone not already on the social network, looks confusing, weird, and almost impenetrable. It turns out that beneath the surface is a creative, entertaining community that may just be worth the effort to join.
Mobile

BlackBerry will begin outsourcing smartphone production to third parties

During BlackBerry's second quarter 2016 earnings call in late September, the company confirmed what was widely expected: it would no longer manufacture its own smartphones, instead pivoting focus toward software.