New foam Merge VR headset launches today for pre-order, running Google Cardboard

A new type of foam VR headset is launching in the coming months, and will run on the popular Google Cardboard platform. Named Merge VR, it is a cheap, comfortable solution for those who want to dabble in VR.
Android Army

The HTC One A9 has a big problem in the UK

The HTC One A9 is a strong, mid-range smartphone with a metal body and a sensible price. In North America. In the UK, it's still a metal smartphone, but the price and the spec isn't the same at all.
Cool Tech

Picture perfect — create your dream gallery wall with Framebridge

Today marks the end of your reluctant DIY days and the beginning of Framebridge’s Gallery Wall service, described as “a one-stop consultation and concierge service to bring your gallery wall vision to life.”

Samsung's rumored 18-inch Galaxy View tablet looks massive in leaked pictures

Samsung, the king of making sensibly sized devices absolutely huge, is rumored to be working on a massive 18-inch tablet called the Galaxy View. It's not official yet, but here's everything we think we know about it so far.
Cool Tech

eBook subscription service Epic! is bringing books to kids

Today, less than two years after its launch,more than 10 million books have been read on the Epic! platform, and with a library that is growing every day, this number and perhaps children's interest in reading will continue to burgeon.

Apple now rolling out iOS 9.1 and watchOS 2.0.1, and they contain the middle finger emoji

Apple has begun rolling out minor upgrades to iOS devices and the Apple Watch. The upgrades, iOS 9.1 and watchOS 2.0.1, contain new emoji and bug fixes, including improved Live Photos behavior on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Garmin’s new Forerunner watches track every running stat you can imagine 1:22

Garmin has a bunch of new fitness-focused smart watches in its Forerunner series. The Forerunner 230, 235, and the 630 all track activity data with a focus on runners. The 235 has heart rate monitor, and the other two work with…
Social Media

Study suggests link between weight gain and #foodporn on social media

While gazing at food porn on Instagram might seem like a harmless pastime, one research study has suggested that it may be contributing to weight gain and the growing obesity problem.

Popular messaging app Telegram booted out of Iran for refusing to spy on users

Popular messaging app Telegram has been blocked in Iran, after refusing to send private information to the country's surveillance department, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
Social Media

Snapchat users beware: Android screen-recording apps can immortalize your Snaps

Snapchat messages expire after a few seconds, but some Android users with screen recording apps can save them forever. The trick doesn't work on iPhones, unless the device is jailbroken. Here's how it works.

Fossil’s Q Founder runs Android Wear, but its other new wearables are fitness trackers

American watchmaker Fossil has announced four wearables earlier today, including two fitness trackers for men and women, a wearable watch and an Android Wear smartwatch, all running on Intel technology.

Microsoft: US should follow EU data privacy laws for European citizens

Microsoft's chief legal officer Brad Smith argues for a new data transfer agreement between the U.S. and the EU, in which American companies would be required to obey E.U. laws when it comes to handling European data.