Apple is making it easier to recycle iPhones in the US

With Earth Day just around the corner, Apple announced it’s quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhones for recycling. The company’s recycling robot, Daisy, will now disassemble select iPhones returned to Best Buy stores i…

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‘Dreams’ turns the PS4 into a charming game development kit

Dreams is finally here. The latest game by Media Molecule, the delightfully-whimsical studio behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, was first teased at the PlayStation 4 reveal event in 2013. A “Creator Early Access” was released on Tuesday (April 16th…

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EU law could fine sites for not removing terrorist content within an hour

The European Union has been clear on its stance that terrorist content is most harmful in the first hour it appears online. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favor of a new rule that could require internet companies to remove terrorist cont…

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The ‘Fortnite’ World Cup will include a big-money event for creatives

If you’re a keen Fortnite player or avid battle royale Twitch viewer, you’ll probably know that qualifying for the inaugural Fortnite World Cup has officially begun. Top players (including popular streamers) from across the globe now need to out-elim…

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'Child's Play' trailer shows Chucky controlling smart homes and drones

A reboot of the Child’s Play franchise will hit theaters this summer and while we already had a good idea killer toy Chucky would be more of a robot with AI capabilities this time around, the latest trailer provides further confirmation he’ll be able…

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Bandcamp's new service is like Kickstarter for vinyl

Bandcamp is launching a Kickstarter-style vinyl crowdfunding service for artists. Once a musician’s campaign hits its funding goal, Bandcamp will press the records, print the packaging, and handle shipping to boot. Artists will be able to set the pri…

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LG struggles to deliver on its promise of faster Android updates

Just over a year ago LG announced the launch of its Software Upgrade Center – a facility designed to give customers around the world “faster, timelier” operating system and software updates. But as ComputerWorld revealed this week, it’s been 37…

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Google and Amazon end their ridiculous streaming video spat

Google and Amazon haven’t historically been the best of friends, at least when it comes to their respective streaming video services. Amazon’s Prime Video app hasn’t worked with Google’s Chromecast or Android TV devices, while YouTube was pulled from…

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Mueller report forced Congress to find PCs with disc drives

On top of redactions and other issues with the the Mueller report, Congress is facing a potential technological block. The document will be released to lawmakers, sometime between 11AM and noon ET today, on a … CD, according to the Associated Press…

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The Morning After: Google's first car accessory is like a mobile Home Mini

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While our Galaxy Fold review model is fine (at the time of writing), other phone reviewers have suffered some issues, self-inflicted and otherwise. We’re also deep into the New York Auto Show, with major cars from Toyota and Kia t…

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T-Mobile's Money banking app makes its nationwide debut

T-Mobile’s entry into the mobile banking game is now available nationwide, a bit over four months after it first rolled out as a pilot program. The mobile-first checking account is called T-Mobile Money, and it comes with some sweet perks for the car…

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Withings restores its cardio health feature on scales in Europe

When Withings introduced pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements on its flagship scale, it offered customers an indicator of their cardiovascular health. In addition to more standard calculations, like weight and body mass index, the Body Cardio scale…

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Epic Games will boost security with two-factor SMS and email verification

Epic Games is introducing extra security measures to protect users’ accounts — something it needs to do as the developer behind Fortnite, one of the most popular multiplayer games today. In an account security update the company posted, it said it’s…

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Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large-scale ad fraud

Google pulled a number of popular Android apps from the Play Store after BuzzFeed News has discovered a large-scale ad fraud scheme their developers were pulling off. Six of those apps were by DU Group, a developer that spun off from Chinese tech gia…

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Facebook is working on a voice AI rival to Siri and Alexa

Facebook might introduce its own voice assistant à la Siri and Alexa in the future. According to CNBC, the social network’s augmented and virtual reality team led by Ira Snyder has been developing a voice AI since 2018. The team has even start…

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Samsung speaks up about broken Galaxy Fold review units

Even after extensive durability testing, reports surfaced yesterday that several Galaxy Fold reviewers had already suffered from broken devices. It appears they’re experiencing more than one type of issue, mostly tied to the device’s innovative foldi…

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