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Nokia 6 hands-on shows that sweet metal body in full glory

Nokia is back in the smartphone game and even if the mid-range China-exclusive 6 isn’t exactly what we all wanted at least it will give us some valuable insights for the future of the HMD-owned brand. You see while the Nokia 6 will retail for under $250 its aluminum body is more fitting of a flagship or at least an ... Read More »

15 technologies that died in 2016

1 of 17 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Dat7 via Creative Commons Gone but not forgotten 2016 was brutal year in the tech business. Ambitious projects sputtered out, beloved niche products became unsustainable, and there was at least one colossal corporate embarrassment. Take a look back at all the technology that died this year—then console yourself by imagining it’s ... Read More »

The Google Pixel has a scary vulnerability that could compromise all your data

The PwnFest hacking competition, held in Seoul yesterday saw an interesting demonstration by a white-hat hacker group, called Qihoo 360. The hack successfully targeted Google’s shiny new Pixel handset, won the group a $120,000 cash prize and opened-up a lot of patching work for Google. Both the regular and XL versions of the smartphone appear to be susceptible to the ... Read More »

That private network on the Wi-Fi band? Won’t happen

Globalstar has dropped the plan to run its own network in unlicensed spectrum The Federal Communications Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Credit: Federal Communications Commission COMMENTS Stephen Lawson IDG News Service Nov 10, 2016 4:42 PM Satellite service provider Globalstar has dropped its controversial plan to launch a wireless network in the U.S. in part of an unlicensed band that ... Read More »

Mozilla promises a next-gen Firefox engine that will deliver huge improvements

Mozilla’s Firefox chief promised massive leaps in the web browser’s performance via “Project Quantum,” an entirely new web engine that will power Firefox beginning in 2017. Quantum, according to David Bryant, the head of platform engineering at Mozilla, will take full advantage of modern PC and mobile hardware, exploiting parallelism to run processes across multiple cores and the GPU. Quantum ... Read More »

New Alcatel Idol 4S leak shows off packaging that transforms into VR headset

A T-Mobile training guide for the Windows 10-powered Alcatel Idol 4S has leaked online, suggesting an imminent launch. The leak not only confirms some of the device’s key specs, but also compares the phone with the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7. Aside from this, the leaked guide also reveals that the a free VR headset will be included with the ... Read More »

Motorola posts full list of phones that will get Android 7.0 Nougat update

After confirming Android 7.0 for a few of its devices last month, Motorola has now posted the full list of its smartphones that the company says will get the Nougat update. The list includes the 4th Gen Moto G, G Plus and G Play, as well as Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto ... Read More »

5 more Firefox add-ons that boost browser productivity

As we’ve mentioned previously, Firefox’s vast library of add-ons makes it easy to build the browser into a productivity juggernaut. We uncovered a few more must-have customizations for improving your online workflow. Start HQ The Firefox start tab isn’t exactly motivating; in fact, you’re more likely to be seduced by the search bar into wasting time than starting on the ... Read More »

Inbox is displaying a new search feature that highlights businesses, contacts, and other details

COMMENTS Derek Walter | @derekwalter Greenbot Aug 30, 2016 11:45 AM Google’s Inbox app is getting a few new drops of machine learning. A new search experience is appearing for many users that categorizes some of the items you may want to find, such as frequent contacts, your accounts with various companies, and other categories that may better offer up ... Read More »

10 selfie tricks that actually work

Taking the perfect selfie isn’t luck. It’s talent. It may be the only talent the Kardashians have (just kidding, Kim, I love ya). Your selfie game is weak: For some reason, all your selfies end up making you look older, heavier, and more washed out than you already are. Well, the good news is that if the Kardashians can master ... Read More »