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Facebook's Secret Meme App for Kids Sounds Like a Freaking Embarrassment Facebook's Secret Meme App for Kids Sounds Like a Freaking Embarrassment

With older generations turning away from Facebook after a litany of fake news, privacy, and security-related debacles, Facebook has renewed its efforts to capture and monetize the memes of teens in hopes of raking in future revenue streams. So following in the footsteps of Lasso, Lifestage, and Slingshot comes LOL,…

Navigation Apps With Millions of Downloads Exposed as Just Google Maps With Bonus Ads Navigation Apps With Millions of Downloads Exposed as Just Google Maps With Bonus Ads

One of the purported benefits of modern day app stores is to make it easier for companies to review and ensure that the software you download isn’t harmful or malicious. But with upwards of 2.1 million apps on Google Play, sometimes things slip through the cracks, which seems precisely how at least 19 different free…

The Zanco Smart Pen Is a Modern Day Talkboy  The Zanco Smart Pen Is a Modern Day Talkboy 

Zanco’s Smart Pen isn’t actually a pen, it’s barely a phone (and not very smart), and the company behind it sounds like an outfit that supplies Wile E. Coyote with an assortment of random gadgets. But if Kevin McAllister was trying to defend his home from a bunch of crooks today instead of back in the 90s, the Smart…

MSI's Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate MSI's Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black color scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling…

Leaked Video of Alleged Pixel 3 Lite Details Almost Everything, Including a Launch Date Leaked Video of Alleged Pixel 3 Lite Details Almost Everything, Including a Launch Date

It seems Google has a real problem with secrets, because after a Russian blog shared info about the upcoming Pixel 3 Lite late last year, now there’s a complete review of what appears to be a pre-production Pixel 3 Lite on YouTube.

Motorola Reviving the Razr as a $1,500 Bendy Phone Is a Bad Idea, but I'm Curious as Hell Motorola Reviving the Razr as a $1,500 Bendy Phone Is a Bad Idea, but I'm Curious as Hell

The Motorola Razr was undoubtedly the phone of the mid-2000s. It was a tantalizing vision of the future that featured a super compact body with slick metallic keys and two freaking screens. And while its debut in 2004 came about a decade and a half ago, if this new report from the Wall Street Journal is true, Motorola…

Latest Apple Rumor Says There's a New iPod in the Works Latest Apple Rumor Says There's a New iPod in the Works

It’s been a long time since the iPod was Apple’s most important gadget, and while the iPod Classic, the iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle are no longer available, the iPod Touch is still keeping the name alive. And if rumors are true, it seems Apple’s last remaining iPod is in line for at least one more refresh.

The Totally Unofficial CES 2019 Meta Awards The Totally Unofficial CES 2019 Meta Awards

Every year, CES sets the stage for all the wild, wonderful, and boundary-pushing tech we expect to see later in the year. But sometimes, as cool as all those gadgets are, some of the most interesting things at CES are all the inane stunts, absurd observations, and oddly touching moments that happen away from the…

Samsung’s 5G-Ready S10 ‘X’ Sounds Like a Powerhouse That Will Wreck Your Wallet Samsung’s 5G-Ready S10 ‘X’ Sounds Like a Powerhouse That Will Wreck Your Wallet

By now, news has already gotten out about Samsung’s next Unpacked event on Febuary 20th, where we’re expecting to see all three version of the new S10 (S10 Lite, S10, and S10 Plus). But now, a new report from South Korean outlet ETNews suggests that the Samsung S10’s 5G-ready variant will sport some truly far-out…

The First Bendable Phone Is an Exciting Piece of Junk

Back in November, just days before Samsung teased its flexible display phone, Royole burst onto the scene with the Flexpai, the world’s first bendy phone. Sadly, demos were held in San Francisco, and I was in New York. By the time I found out, there simply wasn’t enough time for me to get there.

Acer's New Swift 7 Is So Thin It Doesn't Seem Real Acer's New Swift 7 Is So Thin It Doesn't Seem Real

At some point, Acer is going to have to give up its yearly quest to make the Swift 7 just a little bit slimmer, but that time hasn’t come yet, because at CES 2019 Acer has once again triumphed over physics to create something stupendously skinny.

I'm on a Boat—in the Middle of the Desert I'm on a Boat—in the Middle of the Desert

I don’t have my swim trunks or my flippy-floppies, and there aren’t any dolphins anywhere, but you can’t stop me ‘cause I’m on a boat.

Google Is Blitzing CES with a Literal Rollercoaster Full of Google Assistant Tech Google Is Blitzing CES with a Literal Rollercoaster Full of Google Assistant Tech

OK, it’s a small coaster, but after a couple years of attending CES, between the Google vending machines, the Google-branded monorail, and a bunch of new features for the Google Assistant, it feels like Google is flexing on the world’s biggest trade show in a way it never has before.

Dell Might Have Just Perfected the XPS 13 Dell Might Have Just Perfected the XPS 13

Dell’s XPS 13 has been one of the best ultraportable laptops on the market for years now. It’s sleek, it’s stylish, and it’s often cheaper than an equivalent Mac. But recent models have had one glaring flaw: a webcam located below the screen that made you look like Shrek every time you used it.

Alcatel's Refreshed 1X Is Going Big For a $120 Phone Alcatel's Refreshed 1X Is Going Big For a $120 Phone

It wasn’t too long ago that any phone priced around $100 would be a complete joke. And while Alcatel’s most recent attempt at making a phone that cheap still had some hiccups, the next version of the budget-friendly 1X looks like it’s taking some big steps to fix its mistakes.

The Vive Pro Eye Is the Next Big Step for VR The Vive Pro Eye Is the Next Big Step for VR

While Facebook and Oculus are out there going after regular folk with the Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, HTC Vive seems to be headed the opposite direction by attempting to push VR experiences even further with new Vive Pro Eye.

Nikon Adds a Powerful New 14-30mm Ultra-Wide Zoom to Its Z-series Lens Lineup Nikon Adds a Powerful New 14-30mm Ultra-Wide Zoom to Its Z-series Lens Lineup

For Nikon’s first foray into the full-frame digital mirrorless world, its new Z-series cameras have become worthy rivals to Sony’s A7 and A9 cams, sometimes even beating Sony at its own game when it comes capturing high-quality video.

Samsung's Latest Laptops Want to Win You Over With Style Samsung's Latest Laptops Want to Win You Over With Style

When it comes to mainstream laptops, they all sort of have the same specs. You get a CPU from Intel (or maybe AMD), memory and storage from Micron, Kingston, WD, or Samsung, and maybe a graphics card from Nvidia. So how else are computer makers supposed to entice potential buyers? Well on Samsung’s latest laptops at…

Huawei Is Going Hard at the MacBook Air With Its New MateBook 13 Huawei Is Going Hard at the MacBook Air With Its New MateBook 13

Huawei has only been in the laptop game for a few years now, but following up on the success of systems like the MateBook X Pro, Huawei is expanding its notebook portfolio with the new MateBook 13.

The Asus ROG Mothership Is an Overpowered Surface for Gamers The Asus ROG Mothership Is an Overpowered Surface for Gamers

When I heard Asus was bringing a laptop called the Mothership to CES 2019, I knew I had to see it. Actually, calling it a laptop doesn’t quite do this thing justice, because it’s one part 2-in-1, it’s one part gaming machine, it’s loaded up with more RGB lights than a UFO, and I absolutely love it.

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