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We love augmented reality, but let’s fix things that could become big problems

Cyan Banister Contributor Cyan Banister is a partner at Founders Fund, where she invests across sectors and stages with a particular interest in augmented reality, fertility, heavily regulated industr

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 is the way to wean yourself off of DSLRs

Samsung has a new smartphone out, the Galaxy S9 (and S9+). It’s the latest flagship from one of the top smartphone makers in the world, but this year’s version has a lot in common with las

LG turns to EyeEm to add AI to its cameras

LG today announced an updated version of the V30 smartphone and it comes with a supercharged camera powered by a third-party AI system. LG turned to EyeEm to add new features to the camera. Now, thank

CES should move to an innovative city

CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influ

Samsung Galaxy S9 to be announced in February

The next version of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is to be announced next month at Mobile World Congress. The word comes from DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, speaking at a CES 2018 event

Apple apologizes for not telling customers iPhones with older batteries would slow over time

Apple has today posted a letter on its website and a technical article in its Knowledge Base apologizing for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older batteries

Caavo’s over-the-top TV box for over-the-top TV boxes ships February 14

The streaming box that aims to bring sanity to your streaming world by combining all your streaming hardware sources into one will ship on Valentine’s Day next year, according to The Verge. Caav

Amazon Prime Video finally lands on Apple TV

Tim Cook said six months ago Amazon Prime Video was coming to Apple TV sometime before the end of the year. And here it is: the long-awaited app is finally available on Apple TV and the iOS flavor was

You can now control the DJI Spark with Gamevice’s controller accessory

Gamevice is a bit like way to turn your iPhone or iPad into a Switch, at least in terms of adding physical controls to your gaming experience. But now the add-on can go beyond gaming, offering a way t

Essential Phone can now stream live to Facebook from the 360 camera add-on

The Essential Phone just got a camera software update that will allow owners of the device to broadcast live, 360-degree video right from the native camera app, provided they have the Essential 360 Ca

Interview: Apple’s Craig Federighi answers some burning questions about Face ID

Face ID is easily the most hot-button topic to come out of Apple’s iPhone event this week, notch be damned. As people have parsed just how serious Apple is about it, questions have rightly begun to

Apple to remove home button in upcoming high-end iPhone, report says

The home button is headed to the trash bin, if a report by Bloomberg is to be believed. According to the report, Apple is ditching the button to make room for a larger screen in one version of the ne

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Ama

Apple continues Asia expansion with its first retail store in Taiwan

Apple has continued to expand its retail footprint in Asia after the iPhone-maker opened its first store in Taiwan this weekend. The inaugural Apple Store is located in Taipei 101, a landmark skyscra

Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each

Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart's streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via it

Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has reduced unexpected iPhone 6s shutdown issues by 80%

Apple has been working on a very annoying iPhone shutdown bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and 6s devices.

Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

As a father I try to remember two things: my biological mission is complete and I am essentially fodder for the grave and my kids will probably destroy my smartphone. That’s why Pixlplay is part

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier to ac

Altec Lansing will release its first turntable this holiday season for $199

The Stealth is Altec Lansing’s first shot at the turntable market. Priced at $199 and slated to be released during the holidays in 2017, it ships with a pair of 50 watt speakers that connect t
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