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Next Generation Snapdragon Processors will Officially Support Windows 10 in 2017

At the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event earlier this week, it was announced that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been working together on a new project. The goal of this partnership is to get Windows 10 running on "premium-tier" Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm. Microsoft's Terry Myerson (EVP, Windows and Devices Group) even pulled out a thin,...

Google Launches “Actions on Google” Developer Platform for Google Assistant

When Google took the stage on October 4th to unveil the highly anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, many users were thrilled at the apparent renewed attention that Google was giving to their hardware line-up. However, if one were to pay attention to the plethora of other products and services announced at the Google Event, it's...

Latest Updates To Accelerated Mobile Pages — What You Need To Know

Accelerated Mobile Pages are a brilliant way of browsing sites, by stripping away unnecessary content sites with AMP enabled can appear to load almost instantly. Recent changes mean that now the Google AMP cache will now serve each site from its own subdomain https://cdn.ampproject.org. This allows AMP content to be protected by the HTML5 origin,...

AsteroidOS is an Open Source OS for Smartwatches

Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as...

Hands-on with the Elephone S7

Today we are getting a hands-on look at the Elephone s7 phone. This is a great budget phone starting at only $139.99. One of the highlights of this phone is the dual-curved design which curves the front and the back panels towards the edges of the phone. Let's take a look and see what it's like. Specs The display...

The Bluetooth SIG Officially Adopts a Spec for Bluetooth 5

Back in June of this year, a letter from the Bluetooth SIG was discovered and in it we learned some of the first official details of the version 5 update for Bluetooth. We didn't learn too much though, mainly that there would be an official announcement a week later on June 16th. This date came...

New Honor 8 Gestures in Nougat Beta

One of the more useful features on the Honor 8 is the gesture controls activated by using your knuckles. The Honor 8 can tell whether you are touching the screen with your finger or your knuckles. This allows the software to assign different actions to the different types of touches. In this video, TK goes...

T-Mobile Exposes Accounts With “DIGITS” Sign Up Security Failure

Update - A T-Mobile Spokesperson has reached out with a statement, see the end of the article for details. oday T-Mobile announced DIGITS, its long awaited service that would allow you to sync multiple phone numbers to a single device, or to sync multiple devices to a single phone number. Many T-Mobile customers have been waiting for the company...

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Samsung Over Apple in Latest Appeal

There are multiple lawsuit cases going back and forth between Samsung and Apple right now. At the end of last month, we learned that Samsung was denied an appeal against Apple in regards to their slide-to-unlock, quick links and auto-correct patents. On this case, Samsung can either pay the $119.6 million, or attempt to take it to...

It’s Official, Pebble Assets have been Acquired by Fitbit

It's no secret that Pebble has been struggling when it comes to making enough money to stay afloat. Reports of this started to swirl around the tech community even before they launched the Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. The crowdfunding campaign was incredibly successful as they were able to...

Google is Using File-by-File Patching to Reduce App Update Size

Back in July of this year, Google announced a new method of reducing the file size of application updates. They haven been using delta algorithms since 2012 to help reduce the file size of app updates, but earlier this year they rolled out a new one. This new algorithm is called bsdiff, and it was...

How India’s Demonetization Policy is Affecting Smartphones, Carriers and Mobile Payments

For Android fans, 2016 has been rather uneventful. Sure, we've seen the end of the Google Nexus line, the release of Android Nougat, and the rise and fall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The two Google Pixel phones, besides the price hike, are not that different than the Nexus phones of old. Android Nougat,...