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Wearables

Flexible transistors that come on a roll may power next-gen wearables

A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown a new type of production process for transistors, where faster and more efficient transistors are pressed onto a roll of plastic, ready to power future wearable tech.
Mobile

6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 820 chip, the Zuk Z2 Pro's coming to take on 2016's best phones

Lenovo-backed smartphone brand Zuk is back with the Zuk Z2 Pro, a metal-and-glass powerhouse that uses the Snapdragon 820 processor and a massive 6GB of RAM. Here's everything you need to know about the phone.
Virtual Reality

As AR blurs with VR, get ready for a mixed-reality renaissance

Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive are capturing plenty of headlines. However, while augmented reality may have an image problem, thanks to past misuses, it's making a strong comeback. In the near future, it's only going to get more…
Mobile

Microsoft Translator for Android can now translate text in a photo

Traveling and need to translate a sign? With Microsoft Translator for Android, you can now simply snap a photo of the sign, and let the app do the rest! The app also allows you to upload any photos that you may have already taken.
Web

Google begins highlighting speedy, AMP-enabled news articles in Search

The open-source AMP framework, which seeks to speed up articles on the web, is getting a boost: Google will begin featuring AMP-enabled stories in search. It's done so on mobile for the better part of 2016 so far.
Mobile

Pornhub ruins emojis for everyone with new texting for porn service

PornHub has launched a new on-demand porn service that sends free clips to your smartphone in exchange for an emoji. As a result, the innocent little icons on your phone are assigned a porn category, transforming them into something a lot…
Web

What’s on TV tonight? Google’s bringing live TV listings straight to Search

Looking for something to watch? Instead of turning on the tube just to find something, you'll soon be able to see live TV listings within Google Search. That's in addition to all the info Google already offers about TV shows and movies.
Computing

Researchers develop nanowire battery that could last for decades

A new nanowire-based lithium-ion battery pioneered by University of California researchers can withstand thousands more charges than most batteries currently on the market.
Computing

Google Keep gets even more useful with a Chrome extension and new goodies

Google Keep received a few new features this week including the use of hashtags and a freshly baked extension for the Chrome browser. Menus were moved around as well to group similar options together, offering a better note-taking flow.
Photography

Pictar’s amazing case turns your iPhone into a full-fledged camera

With the tagline, "Unleashing the power of your iPhone camera," the Miggo Pictar grip-case aims to do just that. It gives your iPhone a DSLR-like feel, while also unlocking adjustable camera settings.
Mobile

Is this the droid you’re looking for? Browse BotPages’ directory to find your bot

Looking for a bot to give you the scores for the latest match? Or a bot for weather info? BotPages has the one for you! BotPages is an online directory that gives you access to more than 5,000 bots.
Wearables

Put a strap on it: Samsung’s new Gear S2 adapter lets you attach any 22mm strap

Wish you could quickly and easily change out the strap on your Samsung Gear S2? Samsung has announced an adapter that will allow you to do just that. The Gear S2 Band Adapter helps you attach any 20mm strap to your Gear S2.
Web

Google Chrome hits 1 billion monthly active mobile users

Google Chrome released its 50th update recently, and to celebrate, the company has published an infographic with stats on the popular web browser. Notably, Google Chrome has hit 1 billion active monthly users on mobile devices.
Mobile

You can finally make group calls with Facebook Messenger

Voice calling on Facebook is quick and easy to use, but to date it's been missing one major feature: group calls. Well, folks, that feature is finally here, and will be rolling out to both iOS and Android users over the next 24 hours.
Mobile

The ZTE V7 Max and A910 Android phones offer solid specs with competitive pricing

We're wondering why ZTE didn't hold a big event for the V7 Max and A910 Android phones. The V7 Max offers premium specs for a competitive price, while the A910 offers solid specs for budget-conscious consumers,
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 head for Europe with slightly downgraded specs

Samsung's midrange Galaxy J5 and J7, which launched in China earlier this year, are heading to European regions in the coming weeks. The specs of both have been slightly downgraded from the original.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs. Galaxy S6 Edge: Which edgy phone is the one for you?

You already know the winner of this battle, because Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge is clearly superior to last year's gorgeous but flawed Galaxy S6 Edge. However, it's not quite the one-sided fight the S7 Edge may have expected.
Mobile

U.K. Investigatory Powers Bill, like Feinstein-Burr, is also anti-encryption

U.K. lawmakers have been debating the Investigatory Powers Bill since last November, and it has now been confirmed that it looks to force companies to strip encryption from user data.