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Google Chrome's major redesign shows a lighter, rounder UI

GOOGLE CHROME'S MAJOR REDESIGN SHOWS A LIGHTER, ROUNDER UI

Google is planning a massive redesign of its major products this year. We've already seen some major changes land in the first Android...

Surface Phone speculation spurred by new phone APIs in Windows

SURFACE PHONE SPECULATION SPURRED BY NEW PHONE APIS IN WINDOWS

Enlarge / The "Surface Phone" is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. The rumors that Microsoft is developing some kind...

 
 
 
Prof behind Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data mining says he's sorry

PROF BEHIND CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA'S FACEBOOK DATA MINING SAYS HE'S SORRY

Enlarge In advance of his upcoming testimony before the UK Parliament, Aleksandr Kogan wants the public to know two things: he's sorry,...

Detroit developer sues French press over “toxic culture” reports

DETROIT DEVELOPER SUES FRENCH PRESS OVER “TOXIC CULTURE” REPORTS

Enlarge / I thought this screen from Detroit could be used as a metaphor for the current legal wrangling, but I'm not 100% sure of...

 
 
 
“I feel whole again:” Wounded vet receives first penis-scrotum combo transplant

“I FEEL WHOLE AGAIN:” WOUNDED VET RECEIVES FIRST PENIS-SCROTUM COMBO TRANSPLANT

Enlarge / Doctors performing surgery. A young military veteran severely maimed by an improvised explosive device received a transplant...

Netflix, Amazon, and major studios try to shut down $20-per-month TV service

NETFLIX, AMAZON, AND MAJOR STUDIOS TRY TO SHUT DOWN $20-PER-MONTH TV SERVICE

Enlarge / Set TV's website. Netflix, Amazon, and the major film studios have once again joined forces to sue the maker of a TV service...

 
 
 
670 horsepower and 0-60 in 2.2 seconds: The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak

670 HORSEPOWER AND 0-60 IN 2.2 SECONDS: THE VOLKSWAGEN I.D. R PIKES PEAK

Volkswagen They say there's none so zealous as a fresh convert. The fallout from dieselgate saw Volkswagen find religion in electrification,...

Are we sure there wasn't a coal-burning species 55 million years ago?

ARE WE SURE THERE WASN'T A COAL-BURNING SPECIES 55 MILLION YEARS AGO?

Enlarge If you've ever wished that a new study came packaged with some science fiction exploring the implications, this is your lucky...

 
 
 
Job details disappear as report suggests upcoming Amazon-made home robot

JOB DETAILS DISAPPEAR AS REPORT SUGGESTS UPCOMING AMAZON-MADE HOME ROBOT

While Amazon's Alexa successfully infiltrated homes via Echo devices over the past few years, the company reportedly continues to look...

Three years out, Final Fantasy VII remake still seems a long way off

THREE YEARS OUT, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE STILL SEEMS A LONG WAY OFF

Enlarge / This 2017 concept art might be the closest we get to new Final Fantasy VII remake footage for a while. We're now approaching...

 
 
 
Apple offers free battery replacements for select MacBook Pro models

APPLE OFFERS FREE BATTERY REPLACEMENTS FOR SELECT MACBOOK PRO MODELS

Enlarge / One of the 2016 MacBook Pros. Apple quietly launched a new battery replacement program to help a "limited number" of MacBook...

Eventbrite rolls back policy that would have given it right to record events

EVENTBRITE ROLLS BACK POLICY THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT RIGHT TO RECORD EVENTS

The new Eventbrite Merchant Agreement terms, grabbed this weekend before they were rescinded. Earlier this month, executives at Eventbrite-the...

 
 
 
Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo

VALVE ACQUIRES FIREWATCH DEVELOPER CAMPO SANTO

Enlarge / A lookout tower stands over the mountains in Firewatch . Valve has acquired Campo Santo, known for the outdoor exploration...

NASA's new planet finder is in space. Now what?

NASA'S NEW PLANET FINDER IS IN SPACE. NOW WHAT?

Trevor Mahlmann Most everyone reading this story will probably know that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on Wednesday carrying a...

 
 
 
Experts say Tesla has repeated car industry mistakes from the 1980s

EXPERTS SAY TESLA HAS REPEATED CAR INDUSTRY MISTAKES FROM THE 1980S

Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, 2016. Production had been halted for much of last week in Tesla's car factory in Fremont, California,...

AT&T, Verizon face DOJ investigation for allegedly trying to lock eSIMs

AT&T, VERIZON FACE DOJ INVESTIGATION FOR ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO LOCK ESIMS

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 3, with eSIM technology for connecting to cellular networks. AT&T and Verizon are being investigated...

 
 
 
Drool over Marvel Comics' rarest original art, costumes at new museum exhibit

DROOL OVER MARVEL COMICS' RAREST ORIGINAL ART, COSTUMES AT NEW MUSEUM EXHIBIT

SEATTLE-As the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands to every movie theater in the world, the MoPOP Museum of Pop Culture swoops in this...

White House reportedly exploring wartime rule to help coal, nuclear

WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY EXPLORING WARTIME RULE TO HELP COAL, NUCLEAR

According to reports from Bloomberg and E&E News , the Trump Administration has been exploring another way to help coal and nuclear...

 
 
 
Review: Subaru Crosstrek finds sweet spot between value and drivability

REVIEW: SUBARU CROSSTREK FINDS SWEET SPOT BETWEEN VALUE AND DRIVABILITY

Subaru In a world where seemingly every auto manufacturer is making SUVs and crossovers, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd....

SUPER TROOPERS 2 REVIEW: FANS GET WHAT THEY PAID FOR IN THIS CROWDFUNDED SURPRISE

The Internet hype campaign for Super Troopers 2 sneaked in at the tail end of the crowdfunding gold rush in 2015, and that timing might...

 
 
 



New LG V30 update brings AI features and a name change

New LG V30 update brings AI features and a name change

LG V30 owners sour about the debut of the smarter LG V30S ThinQ don't have to feel so forgotten anymore, as the AI upgrade that comes built into the V30S ThinQ is starting to... Read more ...

Video editor behind HomePod ad featuring FKA Twigs discusses his creative...

Video editor behind HomePod ad featuring FKA Twigs discusses his creative process

Last month, we saw a behind-the-scenes look at the cinematography and production of Apple's vibrant HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze. Today, the video editor behind the film... Read more ...

Recent Study Shows 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate for iPhone X Early Adopters

Recent Study Shows 97 Percent Satisfaction Rate for iPhone X Early Adopters

With one major exception, iPhone X early adopters are satisfied with Apple's latest handset. That's according to a recent study from industry analysis firm Creative Strategies... Read more ...

On-Demand Streaming Services Improves Profitably in Music Industry

On-Demand Streaming Services Improves Profitably in Music Industry

On-demand streaming services have helped the record industry reach heights not seen in a decade. In 2017, services like Spotify and Apple Music helped grow the industry by 8.5... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: AT&T Galaxy S9 from $570, WeMo Smart Wall Switch $35...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: AT&T Galaxy S9 from $570, WeMo Smart Wall Switch $35, SanDisk 256GB USB-C Flash Drive $65, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari... Read more ...

Deals: iPhone X and Beats at Best Buy, 2017 iPad at Walmart, and Latest...

Deals: iPhone X and Beats at Best Buy, 2017 iPad at Walmart, and Latest Anker Discounts

Best Buy is back today with a refresh of deals on Apple and Apple-related products and accessories, this time including a deal on the iPhone X. With the sale, you can save up... Read more ...

European Commission opens in-depth investigation of Apple-Shazam deal

European Commission opens in-depth investigation of Apple-Shazam deal

Apple's $400 million acquisition of music identification service Shazam will likely be delayed, due to a just-announced decision by the European Commission to open an “in-depth... Read more ...

Amazon Kindle App for iOS Gains New Magazine Format, Support for Returning...

Amazon Kindle App for iOS Gains New Magazine Format, Support for Returning Kindle Unlimited Books

Amazon's Kindle app for iOS was today updated to version 6.6, introducing a handful of useful new features to those who read Amazon books on their iPhones and iPads. The... Read more ...

Amazon May Be Developing A Home Robot

Amazon May Be Developing A Home Robot

Amazon is a major player in the smart speaker market already and it appears that the company now has another device that it wants to put in your home. According to a new... Read more ...

OnePlus giving away 6,000 tickets for Avengers: Infinity War in 10 cities...

OnePlus giving away 6,000 tickets for Avengers: Infinity War in 10 cities across India

OnePlus announced on Monday that it is giving away 6,000 complimentary tickets for Avengers: Infinity War movie that is scheduled to release in India on 27 April. The giveaway... Read more ...