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ForcePhone uses sonar to add 3D Touch-like system to practically any phone

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a system, ForcePhone, that relies on sonar to add 3D Touch-like capabilities to practically any smartphone on the market.
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DT Giveaway: SanDisk Extreme 900 portable SSD

Looking for a new portable hard drive? You could buy one, or you could enter to win a 960GB SanDisk Extreme 900 Series SSD, a slim external hard drive that weighs in at just under half a pound. The SanDisk’s temperature and…
Photography

Reddit ends reliance on image hosts, announces new in-house feature

Reddit's product team announced Thursday that 16 subreddits will be gaining access to a new in-house image-hosting service, with 50 more coming next week. The move ends the community hub's reliance on third-party image hosts like Imgur.
Cool Tech

SpaceX will attempt yet another high-velocity rocket landing tonight. Here’s where to watch

SpaceX hopes to safely bring another Falcon 9 rocket home tonight after launching a Thai telecommunications satellite over 20,000 miles above Earth, into a high-elliptical orbit known as geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
Movies & TV

Amazon reveals lineup of 8 shows for its next pilot season, so get ready to watch, weigh in

With Amazon's next pilot season kicking off in June, the company has revealed the eight pilots customers will be able to watch and weigh in on this summer. Two are hour-long dramas and six shows geared toward kids.
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Peter Thiel revealed as Gawker lawsuit moneyman, Apple thought about buying Time-Warner 2:47

Billionaire Peter Thiel fueled Hulk Hogan's successful Gawker lawsuit, Apple considered making a play for Time-Warner, and a headphone amp that has a healthy glow to it.
Cool Tech

Activists are using drones to rain flash drives full of TV shows on North Korea

North Korea is being invaded by drones carrying Hollywood movies, and K-Pop music. The operation is being led by a North Korean defector-turned- activist who claims he wants to enlighten the country's repressed citizens.
Computing

MSI has a ton of new products for Computex, including a VR PC that fits in your backpack

MSI has put its Computex 2016 cards on the table, showing it will sport a handful of VR-ready gaming laptops and a backpack PC for VR gaming on the go. Other products include gaming desktops, motherboards, and a GTX 1080 Founders Edition…
Mobile

Here's what Lenovo's MotoMods for the upcoming Moto Z may look like

After seeing what Lenovo did with the new Moto G4, we're excited for the next chapter. Could it be the fourth-generation Moto X under a completely new name, the Moto Z? Here's everything we think we know about the upcoming Moto Z Style and…
Mobile

23 annoying problems with iOS 9, and how to fix them

Apple’s updates always bring new features, not to mention a few software issues. Here are the most common iOS 9 problems that users are reporting, along with some handy advice on how to work around them or fix them entirely.
Mobile

Lenovo: Motorola product transition was 'not successful' in North America

Lenovo has made it clear that its acquisition of Motorola from Google did not go the way it would have liked. The company is splitting strategies -- one to focus on China, and the other to boost the Motorola brand in the rest of the world.
Mobile

Samsung’s new midrange Galaxy C5 is headed for China later this year

Samsung's new Galaxy C5 may not pack top-of-the-line hardware, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great value proposition. It's bound for Chinese markets later this year.