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Your best buds for life? OnePlus’ Bullets V2 earbuds are stylish, inexpensive

OnePlus built up hype for a pair of $20 earbuds and it seems to have paid off -- the Bullets V2 are already out of stock. The earbuds are a successor to the company's 2014 Silver Bullets, which only cost $15.
Cool Tech

Analog DNA computers can perform math inside a test tube

Duke University researchers have demonstrated the creation of an analog computer, which uses synthetic strands of DNA in a test tube to add, subtract, and multiply as they form and break bonds.
Mobile

Who has the best family plan? Shakeups from T-Mobile and Sprint tilt the balance

Picking the best family plan for your needs can be extremely difficult. We've gone through all the plans from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon to help you decide which one is best for you.
Mobile

Big budget cuts ordered for Google Fiber, likely putting the brakes on rollout

Rollouts of Google Fiber are just costing too much, and fiber-to-the-home might not be the right strategy. Top brass including Larry Page and Sergey Brin are pressuring the division to cut costs.
Home

ClearTaste is a powder that makes coffee — and other foods — less bitter

MycoTechnology grows a fungus, spray dries it into a powder called ClearTaste, and then ships it out to processed-food manufacturers as an alternative to sugar.
Gaming

Microsoft issues refunds for purchases tied to soon-to-be-defunct Xbox Fitness

Users on online gaming forum NeoGAF are reporting that Xbox is sending out emails with refunds for Xbox Fitness purchases. The service is set to shut down on June 30, 2017.
Photography

Google uses artificial intelligence to develop smart image compression

File size plays a big role in technology like 4K, 360, and live-streaming, but a new artificial intelligence program developed by Google could find the best compression method based on each individual image.
Computing

Rare Apple-1 computer built by Jobs and Wozniak in 1976 sells for $815,000

Someone owns a piece of Apple history, a rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer built in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It appears to be a test board, used to confirm everything was working before the primary run.
Computing

Intel serves up affordable new SSDs with stacked 3D NAND storage

Intel has dished out a new series of SSDs based on 3D NAND Flash technology. These SSDs are now offered in the consumer, business, data center, and IoT markets, with prices starting at $70.
Mobile

Geekbench listing shows two Nokia-branded Android phones in the works

Two Nokia Android phones have appeared on Geekbench, a mobile benchmarking tool similar to 3DMark, giving credence to rumors that these phones might actually hit market, possibly later this year.
Photography

DJI’s Osmo+ is the first handheld gimbal with a zoom lens

Less than two months after the reveal of its Zenmuse Z3, DJI brings a zoom lens to the Osmo. The Osmo+ features a camera with a 22-77mm zoom range atop the standard Osmo gimbal for increased creative control on the same stabilized platform.
Cars

Uber ‘power riders’ get a price break in four-city pilot program

Uber riders who take 10 or more trips each month may benefit from Uber's flat fare pilot programs in four cities. Each location has different up-front fees, per trip UberPool and UberX flat fares, and designated areas.