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Using the AirPods case to wirelessly charge the iPhone would be genius

Using the AirPods case to wirelessly charge the iPhone would be genius

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A Nikkei report this week has indicated that Apple plans to make the case of the next AirPods earphones a wireless charger for the iPhone. On the surface, the report offers more questions than answers. The current AirPods case can neither receive (a Qi-compatible case has been announced, but isn’t shipping) nor transmit wireless charging, […]

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Google invests $22 million in the OS powering Nokia feature phones

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Google is investing $22 million into KaiOS, the feature phone operating system that has risen from the ashes of Mozilla’s Firefox OS. While Google rules the smartphone world with Android, KaiOS is slowly emerging as a popular choice for feature phones, particularly in emerging markets. KaiOS started last year as a forked version of Firefox […]

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For creators, Instagram’s IGTV won’t replace YouTube, but it could complement it

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When Instagram announced IGTV, its standalone app for long-form vertical video, the comparisons to YouTube were inevitable. YouTube is the go-to platform for video content, from young web users to creators; services like Vimeo or even Twitch can’t match its sheer size or popularity. But Instagram — a company with a proven habit of eating […]

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Here’s how to unlock the hidden Easter eggs in Android Messages

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Earlier this month Google launched desktop browser support for Android Messages, letting you text friends from your PC (if you’ve got an Android device to set things up with). Well, it wouldn’t be a proper Google app without a few hidden Easter eggs, and users have been busy digging up words and phrases that act […]

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Google admits it lost out to Microsoft buying GitHub

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A Google executive has admitted the search giant lost out on buying GitHub. Speaking at a Fortune Magazine event yesterday, Diane Greene Google’s head of cloud made an interesting admission. “I wouldn’t have minded buying them, but it’s OK,” said Greene, Bloomberg reports. Previous rumors suggest Google was also trying to acquire GitHub, alongside Microsoft’s […]

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Instagram Lite is a slimmed-down version of Instagram designed for emerging markets

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Instagram hit the milestone of 1 billion users last week, but to keep growing it needs to find new markets, including countries where mobile coverage is patchy and data is expensive. To meet the needs of these users, the company is launching Instagram Lite — a slimmed down version of Instagram designed to sip, not […]

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Apple could bundle streaming video with a subscription to magazines, music, and iCloud storage

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Apple is already rumored to be planning a news and magazine subscription service for next year, and the company is reportedly considering bundling it with the video content it’s been acquiring at a rapid pace. A new report in The Information echoes an earlier story from The Wall Street Journal that said Apple could bundle […]

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AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

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AT&T is raising the cost of an “administrative fee” line item tacked onto the bottom of every single one of its 64.5 million wireless customers in the US, as reported first today by BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk. Originally $0.76, AT&T has raised the fee to $1.99. When added up and multiplied by 12 months, […]

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You can crowdfund a robot that will nag you to stand up straight

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There’s a new robot on Kickstarter that’s supposed to help you obtain good posture at your standing desk. It’s an Alexa-enabled gadget named Giiro, which uses the accompanying Giiromat, a mat you place on the floor in front of your desk, to sense if you’re standing up straight and distributing your weight evenly. Giiro is […]

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Labeling genetically modified food makes people less panicky about it

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