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Facebook's acquisition of TBH isn't like when it bought Instagram

Teens aren't using Facebook like they used to, and Facebook knows that. That helps explain why this week the social giant acquired TBH, an anonymous app for answering questions about yourself or your friends that is predominantly used by high schoolers. It spent most of the summer at or near the to

RECODE - 2017-10-17 21:55:02

Control YouTube's live TV service with Google Home

You can already use a Google Home speaker to control regular YouTube videos if you have a Chromecast device, but what about YouTube TV? You're set from now on. Google has enabled voice control over its cord-cutting television service from Home speakers, making it possible to change channels without

ENGADGET - 2017-10-17 19:38:00

This portable solar cooker has already destroyed its Kickstarter goal

Over the course of the last few years, GoSun has introduced a new wave of outdoor eating by harnessing solar power to let you cook. This eco-friendly cooking device is getting an upgrade by way of the GoSun Go, an ultra portable solar-powered cooker that's currently seeking funding via Kickstarter.

MASHABLE - 2017-10-17 18:39:05

DxO's snap-on smartphone camera is coming to Android

DxO DxO, the company best known for its lens and camera scores, is also behind one of the nicer smartphone-attached cameras out there, the $499 DxO One. Up until now, it has only supported the iPhone and iPad, but the company has revealed that it will soon release the DxO One Android via an early ac

ENGADGET - 2017-10-17 14:27:00

Facebook Just Bought This Popular App for Teens (It Launched Less Than 3 Months Ago)

Facebook announced Monday that it has bought TBH, an anonymous polling app popular among teens. The acquisition emphasizes Facebook's method of buying or copying rival services and its push to attract younger users. TBH, which stands for "To Be Honest," launched less than three months ago and alread

INC.COM - 2017-10-17 10:28:00

Samsung lets loose new tracking device for your kids and pets

It's called the Connect Tag and its the first of its kind to use narrowband technology, according to Samsung. Stay safe, kids. This is the Connect Tag, a new tracking device from Samsung. Samsung Don't use those creepy babysitter-monitoring dolls to keep tabs on your children and pets. Instead, Sam

CNET - 2017-10-17 06:12:11

Generation 3 Pokemon seemingly confirmed for 'Pokemon Go' Halloween event

The weeks following the debut of the Generation 2 Legendaries in the world of Pokemon Go have been rather quiet. Save for an event centered around the fall equinox, Pokemon Go players simply haven't been given much to do, but it's beginning to look like that's going to change when the Halloween even

BGR - 2017-10-17 04:30:54

DxO's detachable smartphone camera is finally coming to Android

Two years ago, DxO - the company best known for issuing scores for the best (and worst) smartphone cameras on the market - released a curious little camera called the DxO One that plugged into the Lightning port of iPhones and iPads. Now that camera is finally coming to Android. DxO announced today

THE VERGE - 2017-10-16 21:52:40

How to patch your devices against the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability right now

Early this morning, news broke about a major security vulnerability in WPA2, the security the underpins nearly every single wireless network. The flaw was disclosed by security researcher Mathy Vanhoef rather than hackers, which means that every single device vendor spent this morning panic-pushing

BGR - 2017-10-16 20:22:08

Google Photos will now automatically recognize pics of your pets

Google knows that your phone holds untold gigabytes of snapshots of your favorite animal friends. So the search giant is making it even easier to group those pics all together. The algorithm behind Google Photos will now be able to recognize your Very Good dogs and cats automatically, and will group

MASHABLE - 2017-10-16 20:19:56

Cops can force you to unlock a phone with Touch ID during a search, judge rules

A district court in Illinois has ruled that law enforcement may force people to use their fingerprints to unlock Apple devices during the search of a house. The ruling overturns a decision from a lower court, and marks a significant increase in the steps cops can take to force people to unlock devic

BGR - 2017-10-16 19:33:19

Why don't phone makers use last year's high-end chips in budget phones?

There's more to making a phone than Megahertz. Everybody loves budget-friendly phones that are still pretty high-end devices. Motorola, ZTE, and other companies have delivered some great products at great prices, and for many, it's crazy to spend almost $1,000 to buy the best from Google or Samsung.

ANDROID CENTRAL - 2017-10-16 16:00:02

Apple Plans to Appeal $439M 'Final Judgment' in FaceTime Patent Lawsuit With VirnetX

VirnetX today announced that the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has denied all of Apple's motions in a longstanding FaceTime-related patent lawsuit between the two companies. The court also granted all of VirnetX's motions in the retrial and increased the royalty ra

MACRUMORS FORUMS - 2017-10-16 15:46:00

The first iPhone X units have shipped from China, but things aren't looking good

Some lucky buyers will get their iPhone X on November 3rd when the handset is set to launch in initial markets, but most Apple fans will have to wait weeks or even months to have one shipped to their door. A new report says that Foxconn has started shipping the iPhone X, but only 46,500 units are in

BGR - 2017-10-16 15:23:42

This Robotic Surgeon Cuts Cleaner Than a Human

One day, this machine might slice into you in the OR. Called Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR), IEEE Spectrum reports that the semi-autonomous device uses a near-infrared camera to constantly monitor how pre-defined marks on tissue move in relation to its cutting tool, allowing it to make particu


41 percent of all Android devices vulnerable to "exceptionally devastating" Wi-Fi attack

A researcher has discovered a security flaw in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol, putting most modern, protected Wi-Fi networks at risk. According to the research, which was published earlier today, this can be used to steal sensitive information like "credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, ph


These in-sync touch lamps are perfect for people in long distance relationships

Let's state the obvious: long distance relationships aren't easy. Whether it's a significant other, a best friend, or family member, being away from someone you care about can seriously suck. Until teleportation is a thing, fill the void with some nifty gadgets that can make you feel a little more c


Safety is Elon Musk's chief concern for new SpaceX rocket

SpaceX Over the weekend, Elon Musk hosted a Reddit AMA as a follow-up to his presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress. During that speech, Musk unveiled quite a few different ideas that will revolutionize space travel, from a new rocket called "BFR" (for "big fucking rocket") to


Astronomers just measured a whole lot more than gravitational waves

Karan Jani / Georgia Tech A couple of weeks ago, the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and Virgo teams announced the detection of another set of gravitational waves -- the fourth since LIGO's first detection in September of 2015. The observations of these ripples in spacetim


Behold: The first high-quality photos of Apple's iPhone X in the wild

If you're itching to get your hands on Apple's upcoming iPhone X, you'll probably want to be ready to hit the "buy" button at the exact moment the clock turns to 12:01 a.m Pacific Time on October 27, the date and time when iPhone X pre-orders are slated to open up. Otherwise, you may have to wait a