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Spotify might be next in line to build its own smart speaker

Spotify might be next in line to build its own smart speaker

Apple may be the new kid on the block in the smart speaker market, but one of its competitors might soon attempt to steal its thunder with hardware of its own. This week, MusicAlly spotted several new
Android P to prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera and microphone

Android P to prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera and microphone

According to XDA Developers, recently unearthed code indicates that Android P will prevent applications from accessing a device's camera or microphone if they happen to be running in the background.
‘Fortnite’ and ‘Diablo 3’ rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch

‘Fortnite’ and ‘Diablo 3’ rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has a hit on its hands with the Switch. In fact, the hybrid console managed to top the lifetime sales of the Wii U after just ten months, but there were consequences to launching the Switch
Uber CEO believes flying taxis are just 5-10 years away

Uber CEO believes flying taxis are just 5-10 years away

In October of 2016, Uber published a lengthy white paper outlining its plan to further revolutionize the transportation industry. Over the course of 100 pages, Uber detailed new initiative dubbed Uber
Anker’s newest portable projector is the size of a soda can, and it’s $53 off today on Amazon

Anker’s newest portable projector is the size of a soda can, and it’s $53 off today on Amazon

Portable projectors are nifty, but rarely do they actually deliver the experience you're hoping for when you buy them. Instead, you get a dull image, bad battery life, no speakers, and you need to
The iPhone X is causing Samsung problems – just not the way we predicted

The iPhone X is causing Samsung problems – just not the way we predicted

For the second time in a matter of days, a report from Asia claims that Apple’s iPhone X is seriously hurting Samsung. It’s just not the way we thought back when the iPhone X
Plants have been around for 100 million years longer than scientists thought, new research suggests

Plants have been around for 100 million years longer than scientists thought, new research suggests

Previous assumptions about the age of ancient plant species is being thrown into question today, as new research suggests that flora took root here on Earth over 100 million years earlier than
Hackers used Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers used Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

With the cryptocurrency craze still in full swing, the frequency of crypto-related crimes has exploded in recent months. Just last week, for example, a 24-year old Chicago man was arrested amid
You won’t be able to afford Samsung’s record-setting 30TB SSD

You won’t be able to afford Samsung’s record-setting 30TB SSD

You probably don’t need 30.72TB of fast SSD data at home, but plenty of companies around the world will be excited to hear that Samsung is now ready to manufacture the industry’s largest capacity SSD
Medical implants could be a future target for hackers, doctors warn

Medical implants could be a future target for hackers, doctors warn

As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of
‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ revives the open world racer for PS4, Xbox One

‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ revives the open world racer for PS4, Xbox One

Following years of rumors and speculation, EA this week finally confirmed that the open world racing game Burnout Paradise is being remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In addition to
Expand your Philips Hue lighting setup for just $12.50 a bulb

Expand your Philips Hue lighting setup for just $12.50 a bulb

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like Philips Hue’s line of smart lighting products? You’d have to be crazy — they look amazing, they’re as reliable as it gets, and they integrate with every
Thanks to the iPhone X, Apple is beating Samsung in its own backyard

Thanks to the iPhone X, Apple is beating Samsung in its own backyard

While Apple has successfully beaten Samsung in the worldwide flagship smartphone market for years, there's always been one country that was impossible to crack: South Korea. Samsung is such a big part
The best-selling wireless headphones on the entire Amazon site are just $35 right now

The best-selling wireless headphones on the entire Amazon site are just $35 right now

Do you know how good a product has to be to have a 4.6-star rating from more than 11,000 customer reviews on Amazon? Really, really good. The Mpow 059 Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones are that good,
8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Apps are at the core of what makes the modern smartphone experience so great. Of course, the good ones come at a price... unless you catch them on sale. We've got eight fresh paid iPhone and iPad apps
$19 iPhone X case heals itself from scratches, possibly using sorcery

$19 iPhone X case heals itself from scratches, possibly using sorcery

Clear cases are awesome because they let you protect your smartphone without hiding the device’s sleek design. Seriously, no one really wants to cover up that gorgeous iPhone design, but it’s a
Scientists hatch a baby dumbo octopus for the first time, and it’s melting everyone’s hearts

Scientists hatch a baby dumbo octopus for the first time, and it’s melting everyone’s hearts

Earth's oceans are filled with creatures that range from deadly and dangerous to cute and curious. Some are familiar, while others are downright bizarre. The dumbo octopus, a strange, pod-like
Go download iOS 11.3 beta 3 right now

Go download iOS 11.3 beta 3 right now

Apple is sticking with its Tuesday release cycle for iOS 11.3 betas, since the latest version -- that's iOS 11.3 beta 3 for those keeping score at home -- is available for developers to download right
Uber Eats driver who killed a customer during a delivery claims self-defense

Uber Eats driver who killed a customer during a delivery claims self-defense

An Uber Eats driver late on Saturday fatally shot a customer during delivery, who later died at the hospital. Initially, the Uber driver fled the scene, but he then turned himself in on Monday.
‘Black Panther’ tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with record-breaking $242 million 4-day opening

‘Black Panther’ tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ with record-breaking $242 million 4-day opening

Black Panther, the latest movie from the Marvel universe is a bona fide smash hit. In fact, the four-day opening of Black Panther netted $242 million in ticket sales, according to a recent report from