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Documents Reveal Apple Was Aware of iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’ Issues Before Launch

Documents Reveal Apple Was Aware of iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’ Issues Before Launch

Apple denied these problems were widespread, but it worked to mitigate them internally while gaslighting users. The post Documents Reveal Apple Was Aware of iPhone 6 ‘Bendgate’ Issues Before Launch
Elon Musk Gets in Spitting Match With Media. It Won’t Be Our Stock That Stumbles.

Elon Musk Gets in Spitting Match With Media. It Won’t Be Our Stock That Stumbles.

As Tesla endures solvable setbacks, Elon Musk lashes back at the media and analysts. Then he proposes a media-rating site ideally Pravda, Russian for "truth." The post Elon Musk Gets in Spitting
T-Mobile Online Tool Let Anyone Get Customer Info With a Phone Number

T-Mobile Online Tool Let Anyone Get Customer Info With a Phone Number

According to security researcher Ryan Stevenson, T-Mobile wasn't taking account security very seriously. The post T-Mobile Online Tool Let Anyone Get Customer Info With a Phone Number appeared first
Apple Blocks Valve’s New Steam Mobile Gaming App

Apple Blocks Valve’s New Steam Mobile Gaming App

Valve's Steam Link app will allow for game streaming -- but Apple is refusing to approve the app. So far, the feature is Android-only. The post Apple Blocks Valve’s New Steam Mobile Gaming App
Microsoft Fixes Issues With Windows 10 Update on Intel, Toshiba SSDs

Microsoft Fixes Issues With Windows 10 Update on Intel, Toshiba SSDs

If you're using an Intel 600p SSD or Pro 6000p, Microsoft has patched the issue that kept these SSDs from using the April 2018 update. The post Microsoft Fixes Issues With Windows 10 Update on Intel,
Report: Essential Cancels Second Phone, May Put Itself Up for Sale

Report: Essential Cancels Second Phone, May Put Itself Up for Sale

According to sources inside the company, discussions are focused on unloading the entire firm along with its patent portfolio. The post Report: Essential Cancels Second Phone, May Put Itself Up for
Pornhub Launches Free VPN That’s Totally Not Exclusively for Porn

Pornhub Launches Free VPN That’s Totally Not Exclusively for Porn

Pornhub says its new VPNhub service is designed to keep your online activity safe from prying eyes and censorship. The post Pornhub Launches Free VPN That’s Totally Not Exclusively for Porn appeared
ET Memorial Day Deals: Dell 27-inch 144Hz 1440p Monitor for $400, 65-inch Vizio for $600, and more

ET Memorial Day Deals: Dell 27-inch 144Hz 1440p Monitor for $400, 65-inch Vizio for $600, and more

For Memorial Day weekend, our colleagues over at TechBargains have accumulated all of the very best deals from around the web. Top-notch items like the 144Hz Dell S2716DG gaming monitor, the Apple
Avast Finds Pre-installed Android Malware on Hundreds of Phones You’ll Never Use

Avast Finds Pre-installed Android Malware on Hundreds of Phones You’ll Never Use

Avast researchers report that several hundred different Android devices are shipping with malware pre-installed, but as usual, the hysteria doesn't align with reality. The post Avast Finds
Apple’s Self-Driving Car Project With VW is the Sad Trombone Coda to Its Original Plans

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Project With VW is the Sad Trombone Coda to Its Original Plans

Apple's once-mighty plan to transform the entire automotive industry has been reduced to an anemic idea for a few campus shuttles. The post Apple’s Self-Driving Car Project With VW is the Sad
Uber Self-Driving Car Had 6 Seconds to Avoid Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Uber Self-Driving Car Had 6 Seconds to Avoid Fatal Pedestrian Crash

A preliminary report on Uber's self-driving crash doesn't leave the company looking particularly great, and raises important questions about the future of self-driving car tests. The post Uber
IBM’s AI-Enabled Smartphone Scanner Can Detect Counterfeit Goods

IBM’s AI-Enabled Smartphone Scanner Can Detect Counterfeit Goods

An experienced wine connoisseur can probably tell at a glance if that $1,000 bottle is the genuine article, but most of us cannot. A properly trained machine learning algorithm might be able to help
Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 At Least 3 Years Away

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 At Least 3 Years Away

The PlayStation 5 isn't arriving for three years according to Sony, despite earlier rumors of a 2018 release. The post Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 At Least 3 Years Away appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Acer Announces New 13 and 15-Inch Chromebooks

Acer Announces New 13 and 15-Inch Chromebooks

There are 13 and 15-inch variants, and each is available as a regular laptop and a "Spin" version with a 360-degree hinge. These might be just what the premium midrange needs. The post Acer Announces
Apple’s Next-Generation iPhone SoCs Now in Production

Apple’s Next-Generation iPhone SoCs Now in Production

Apple is likely TSMC's first 7nm customer and the company's expected A12 SoCs are now rumored to be in full production. The post Apple’s Next-Generation iPhone SoCs Now in Production appeared first
ET Deals: Refurb Dell Latitude 12 5289 12.5-Inch Two-in-One Laptop for $620

ET Deals: Refurb Dell Latitude 12 5289 12.5-Inch Two-in-One Laptop for $620

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20 Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2018

20 Best Games for Laptops and Low-End PCs in 2018

Just because you've got an older or low-end PC doesn't mean you can't enjoy gaming. There are thousands of back titles in the PC catalog. Here are some of our favorites. The post 20 Best Games for
Samsung May Use Wear OS Instead of Tizen on Upcoming Smartwatches

Samsung May Use Wear OS Instead of Tizen on Upcoming Smartwatches

Samsung was one of the first large electronics firms to launch smartwatches running Google's Android Wear (now Wear OS), but it pulled back to focus on its own Tizen-based wearables. Now, long-time
ET Deals: Free Phone and Mobile Service at FreedomPop with $9.99 Activation

ET Deals: Free Phone and Mobile Service at FreedomPop with $9.99 Activation

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Scientists Use CRISPR to Block HIV Replication Inside Living Cells

Scientists Use CRISPR to Block HIV Replication Inside Living Cells

The experiment targeted two of HIV's nine genes that are key to the proliferation of the virus. The post Scientists Use CRISPR to Block HIV Replication Inside Living Cells appeared first on