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Pair of lawsuits claim Apple mislead investors on falling iPhone sales

Did Apple mislead investors by not coming clean sooner about the drop in iPhone sales? That’s what a pair of new class action lawsuits suggest. The suits were filed by City of Roseville employees’

Wisconsin wants out of its $4 billion Foxconn deal

The governor of Wisconsin wants to renegotiate the deal in which iPhone-assembler Foxconn would have received $4 billion in subsidies and infrastructure spending in exchange for employing 13,000

Crazy ‘iPhone Z’ concept takes folding phones to a new level

Caviar, the Russian company behind some of the craziest iPhone mods we’ve ever seen, has come out with its first folding iPhone concept design video today and as you’d expect, it’s absolutely wild.

These bone-conduction smart glasses make headphones unnecessary [Review]

Headphones are so ubiquitous we often don’t think about their disadvantages. Lucyd created a pair of smart glasses that let you listen to music or podcasts while still allowing you to hear what’s

FCC wants to ban China Mobile from US

The largest mobile phone network operator in the world will likely be banned from doing business in the USA. China Mobile, which has over 900 million subscribers in mainland China, has been blocked

Facebook Assistant is taking on Siri and Alexa [Updated]

Facebook is going into the voice-driven digital assistant race. Its AI tech will go into the line of Facebook Messenger-driven smart displays this social networking/advertising company launched last

How to find that great song you heard on TV last night

Ever wake up with a tune from last night's TV show in your head? Use Tunefind to track down the song and add it to your music library. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung’s folding smartphones break on Day 1

Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold smartphone has a serious problem with its folding display. Multiple early reviewers are reporting that the display has broken after just one or two days of use. It appears

Microsoft unveils monstrously expensive Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft unveiled its vision for the future of collaborative computing today and if your business wants in on the action, it won’t be cheap. The Windows-maker’s newest PC is giant touchscreen that

You can now use Apple Pay inside Uber Eats

It’s now easier than ever to pay for Uber Eats orders, thanks to the arrival of Apple Pay. The food delivery service has finally adopted Apple’s mobile payments platform in almost 20 countries. It

Revamped Find My iPhone app may get Tile-like item tracker

Find My iPhone and Find My Friends are currently separate applications, but Apple is reportedly going to merge them in future versions of iOS and mac OS, and add useful features. In addition, the

You’ll still have to wait until 2020 for an iPhone with 5G

Apple has settled it’s long-running legal dispute with Qualcomm. It almost certainly means that Qualcomm will again supply modem chips for the iPhone. But we won’t see a 5G iPhone any sooner. A new

Grab this stylish, Qi-compatible leather AirPods case for a steal

AirSnap is back on our radar with a new 10% discount. As part of our Watch Store’s limited-time deals and discounts, over the next few days we’ll be offering price slashes on some of your favorite

Qualcomm CEO won’t dish the dirt on how much Apple agreed to pay up

Apple and Qualcomm may have made up again, but the two parties aren’t going to spill the beans regarding exactly how much their financial settlement involved. Speaking on CNBC today, Qualcomm CEO

Apple seeks next-gen Lidar sensors for possible Apple Car

Apple is reportedly in talks with Lidar makers regarding sensors that could be used for its Apple Car initiative. A commonly used surveying tool, Lidar measures distances between objects. It works by

Skip the long reads with hundreds of book summaries [Deals]

Reading is one of the best things we can do to stay informed and keep our minds sharp. But it’s also one thing for which there’s never enough time. Instead of stressing over the books you can’t get

Producer of canceled Steve Jobs musical faces $6 million lawsuit

An abandoned 2016 musical about the rivalry between Steve Jobs and frenemy Bill Gates has resulted in the producer being sued for $6 million. The musical’s producer allegedly told investors he had

Apple’s new Shot on iPhone film is a stunning celebration of nature

“Don’t mess with Mother.” That’s the title of Apple’s newest Shot on iPhone film, which features a stunning collection of clips celebrating nature from around the world. Check out the weird and

Apple could give iPhone 8 an SE-style overhaul

Plans for an iPhone SE 2 may have gone the way of the dodo, but Apple may not have abandoned its iPhone SE philosophy of squeezing new components into an old iPhone form factor. According to a new

Fortnite 8.40 rolls out with new weapons, planes, and more

Planes have returned to Fortnite — but you won’t have to combat them in regular Battle Royale matches. This week’s update brings a brand new Air Royale game mode, as well as new weapons and lots of