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End-to-End Encryption Is Coming to Android Group Chats

Group chats can be chaotic enough without unwanted participants poking around. That’s why it would be nice to have an extra layer of security to keep all that hot goss…

Filmmakers Can Tweak Your TV Settings in More Ways Than Ever

In 2018, Zink met with Christopher Nolan, director of Inception, Interstellar, and a trio of Batman films. Nolan offhandedly bemoaned how terrible home TV sets made his movies look, and…

Artiphon Orba 2 Review: A Fun, Touch-Sensitive Musical Instrument

The Artiphon Orba 2, which is about the size of an orange sliced in half, looks more like an Echo Dot than a musical instrument. It’s meant to be held in the…

The Prius Gets a Redesign That Actually Looks Cool

Toyota’s got a sleek and shiny new Prius, and the auto press seems to agree: This one looks pretty cool. Previous Prius models have long been seen as, uhh, less…

Alexa Might Not Get Much Smarter Than It Is Right Now

“Hey Alexa, can you make some money?” As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is aiming to cut costs by slimming down some of its less profitable departments. The…

Google Expands Flood and Wildfire Tracking to More Countries

A gaggle of new AI projects are coming soon from Google, including disaster monitoring tools and a service that uses machine intelligence to generate custom videos. The company announced the…

Apple Says iPhones Will Finally Get USB-C Ports

At long last, Apple says the iPhone will be getting USB-C ports. Earlier this month, the European Union passed legislation that requires all phones and tablets sold in the EU…

Android Users Can Finally ‘Like’ Messages From iPhones

Texting between Android and iPhones isn’t always the smoothest experience. Photos and videos get pixelated, messages from Android users show up as the dreaded green chat bubble on iPhone, and…

Apple iPad Pro (2022): Specs, Price, Release Date

Apple tossed out a couple of surprise product announcements today. There are two brand new iPad Pro models coming next week, both beefed up with Apple’s M2 chip, USB-C ports,…

Google’s Next-Gen Video Chat Tech Is Ready for the Real World

Good news for anyone who’s sick of Zoom calls but also hates talking to people in real life: Google’s Project Starline is becoming more widely available. Google introduced Starline in…

A New EU Law Would Force iPhones to Adopt USB-C Charging

The age of the Lightning cable is coming to an end. This week, the European Union passed legislation requiring all phones, tablets, and cameras sold in the EU to come…

Razer Edge 5G Teased By Verizon, Coming Next Month

Razer wants to Switch it up. The maximalist manufacturer of gaming hardware announced this week that it is developing a new handheld gaming device with 5G connectivity. The creation is…

The Windows 11 2022 Update Is Now Available

Windows 11 was released last year, and now Microsoft has pushed out the first somewhat sizable update for the desktop operating system. The upgrades are helpful yet relatively small compared…

Amazon Makes the Cheapest Kindle Even Better

The differences between Amazon’s Kindle e-readers used to be stark. The cheapest base model had paltry storage, bitsy battery life, and a slow, low-resolution screen. Meanwhile, the extravagant Kindle Oasis…

Sony PSVR2 First Look: Details, Specs, Impressions

Sony introduced its first virtual reality PlayStation headset way back in 2016. It was the Before Times, a simpler, pandemic-less age of 1080p graphics and only a hint of real-world…

Apple Messages Won’t Play Nice With Android Anytime Soon

You’ve probably experienced the irritating quirks that come when you send a text to an iPhone from an Android device, or vice versa. Messages from Android users pop up as…

Apple iPhone 14 Launch Event (September 2022): What to Expect, How to Watch

We can always count on Apple to announce the newest iPhone model every September. This year’s event is almost upon us; the company is expected to unveil its lineup of…

PlayStation Studios Is Getting Into Mobile Games

After nearly three decades of focusing on console gaming—both set-top and handheld—Sony PlayStation is taking aim at mobile phones. This week, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst announced in a post…

Sony Raises PS5 Prices, But Not in the US

As if it wasn’t hard enough to buy a PlayStation 5, now they’re getting even more expensive. On Thursday, Sony announced that it plans to raise the price of its…

Watch Duty, the Crowdsourced Wildfire App, Tracks All of California’s Blazes

The app launched in August 2021, at the height of the 2021 fire season, which in California typically falls between June and October. At launch, the app covered only California’s…

How to Put a Vaccine Card on Your Phone

Oh good, you’re vaccinated against Covid-19. Now all you gotta do is prove it. Many businesses, employers, and venues issued mandates for vaccines against Covid-19, which means you’ll need proof…

Google May Add Home Workouts to Its Smart TV Offerings

Just like those fitness-obsessed television hosts Hans and Franz, Google wants to pump you up. The company is hatching plans to add fitness-tracking tech and support for interactive home workouts…

Best Shoes for Beach Running (2022): No Bull, Xero Shoes, Vibram, Hoka

Beth Baker, a running coach in Seattle, Washington, ranks surfaces hierarchically: Concrete is the worst, followed by asphalt. Running on hard-packed dirt is ideal, since it’s got just enough give…

Samsung’s New Phone Repair Kits Are Better Than Nothing

Samsung officially introduced its repair kit program in the US this week. Now, anyone who owns one of the handful of Galaxy phones covered by the program can order the…

Google Maps Gets More Bike-Friendly

Cyclists might be the only beings on the planet who still ask others for directions. That’s because there’s a bunch of necessary bike-specific knowledge you can get only from other…