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Uber drives off with Toyota in latest ride-hailing partnership

In the latest in a series of similar collaborations involving major car companies, Japanese automotive giant Toyota on Tuesday announced a partnership with Uber that'll bring financial investment as well as car-leasing programs, app…
Mobile

Pianist turns well-known ring tones into classical masterpieces

Ever wondered what the well-known Nokia ring tone would sound like as a classical masterpiece? Wonder no more! A YouTuber has turned it and other well-known ring tones into piano masterpieces.
Mobile

Foursquare’s Marsbot knows where you want to eat before even you do

Foursquare has made its entrance into the bot game, launching a stand-alone chatbot called Marsbot. Marsbot is aimed at being able to tell where you'll want to eat or drink before even you know.
Home

Apple may unchain Siri to fight Amazon’s Echo and Google Home

Amazon's Echo is a hit, and it's leading other companies to look toward similar devices. Last week Google Home was unveiled, and now Apple may join the club as well with its own Siri-powered device.
Home Theater

Google has officially discontinued the Nexus Player, its set-top box

The Android TV platform may be going strong, but the Nexus Player isn't -- in fact, as of Tuesday, the device has been discontinued. It's unknown exactly why the device has been discontinued.
Mobile

Apple to rehire security expert in wake of showdown with FBI

Apple said its upcoming iPhone and iCloud services would be more secure thanks to its recent showdown with the FBI. Now, the Cupertino, California, company has rehired security expert Jon Callas.
Mobile

Alphabet exec Eric Schmidt uses an iPhone, but thinks the Galaxy S7 is better

Given his deep involvement with Google, it's somewhat of a surprise to hear that Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt actually uses an iPhone -- and he's proud of it. Still, the former Google CEO says Samsung's Galaxy S7 is the superior…
Cars

Gett picks up a $300 million investment from Volkswagen

Staying relevant in the automotive industry seems increasingly tied to the ride-sharing industry, and now, Volkswagen Group has become the latest to join the foray. Volkswagen has made a $300 million strategic investment in Gett.
Computing

FBI finally warns private businesses about snooping KeySweeper devices

The FBI has issued a warning to private businesses about KeySweeper, a gadget revealed in January 2015 that looks like a mobile device charger but sniffs out and captures keystrokes transmitted by wireless keyboards from…
Mobile

U.S. House rejects bill that would have forced carriers to disclose a phone’s location

The Kelsey Smith Act did not pass the House of Representatives. The bill sought to force carriers, like Verizon and AT&T, to give up the location of a phone to law enforcement in emergency situations.
Mobile

Goodbye QWERTY! Wrio thinks it has the traditional mobile keyboard killer

The QWERY keyboard has served us well, but it's time to move on. So what's next? Wrio thinks it has the answer, offering a roomier keyboard with hexagonal keys. In fact, Wrio claims that the keyboard can help you type 20-70 percent faster.
Photography

Pocket Tripod keeps your smartphone photos steady, fits neatly in a wallet

This little tripod hopes to end the era of terrible mobile tripods with a clever design and convenient size. The next-generation of the Pocket Tripod folds up and fits inside a wallet, yet accommodates phones of all shapes and…