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Meizu’s M5 Note embraces all-metal unibody, gargantuan 4,000mAh battery

Having already announced the H1 Band and Pro 6 Plus, Meizu unveiled the M5 Note, the latest addition to the company's M-series phones. The phone is currently available for purchase in China.
Gaming

Discord’s GameBridge SDK adds text and voice chat to games free of charge

Discord creator Hammer & Chisel has launched GameBridge, a free SDK that allows developers to add text and voice chat to community-driven games and applications, along with a suite of community engagement features.
Computing

Turn your MacBook Pro's Touch Bar into a piano with this app

The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar has been a controversial addition, but it seems like some creators are getting a kick out of it. One such person is the developer behind this app, which turns the Touch Bar into a piano.
Movies & TV

J.J. Abrams' production company has outer-space drama 'Glare' coming to HBO

HBO has picked up Glare, another show from J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot, this time set in outer space and reportedly chronicling the colonization off a far-off planet.
Mobile

Cortana app for Android and iOS is getting a pretty major refresh

Microsoft is finally bringing the Cortana app to the U.K., allowing both Android and iOS users to take advantage of the digital assistant. Not only that, but the apps are also getting an refresh.
Computing

Microsoft’s latest Insider update lets you shut down your PC by voice command

Whether you're in the fast ring, or hanging back in the slow ring, there are lots of new features in Microsoft's latest beta update to Windows 10. Highlights include more Cortana voice commands, and less intrusive updates.
Computing

If a site is not HTTPS, Google Chrome will tell users it's not secure

The tech giants of the world are continuing in their efforts to make the web a safer place. On Thursday, Google announced that Chrome will begin marking HTTP pages as nonsecure if they collect passwords or credit card information.
Mobile

Sprint brings holiday cheer to Mexico and the Caribbean with data promotion

Sprint's launching a limited-time data promotion over the holidays. Unlimited Freedom subscribers get free high-speed data in the Caribbean and Mexico. There's a sweepstakes, too.
Cool Tech

How a parrot wearing aviator goggles could teach robots to fly better

Researchers at Stanford University are using a parrot equipped with 3D-printed goggles to learn lessons about birds in flight. The findings may help inform a future generation of flying robots.
Computing

Microsoft is serving up Windows 10 tablets for $49 and $59, but only on Friday

As part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, Microsoft has slashed the prices of Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1 PCs. This particular sale is for Friday only, offering two tablets with $49 and $60 price tags, and 2-in-1 PCs starting at $179.
Movies & TV

First trailer for ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special introduces a new (super) hero

The Doctor is forced to partner with a mysterious superhero in the first trailer for this year's special Christmas episode of Doctor Who, featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Mobile

10 essential tips and tricks to make your OnePlus 3T even more awesome

Your new OnePlus 3T is a thing of beauty, as is its like-minded predecessor, so why not learn how to use it properly? Here's everything you need to know about making the most of your newfangled OnePlus device.