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April 23, 2018

Amazon is having a huge Earth Day sale on used tech items, plus you can take an extra 20% off

Buy used and save big this Earth Day.Image: pexels Happy Earth Day, fellow inhabitants.  While April 22 isn’t typically a huge shopping holiday, you didn’t think Amazon was about to not use this as an excuse to have a giant sale, did you? In honor...


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April 23, 2018

U.S. bans American companies from selling products to ZTE

For ZTE, the US is closed for business.Image: Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Chinese phone and mobile equipment maker ZTE just received a stinging slap on the wrist from the U.S. Department of Commerce. On Monday, the Commerce Department announced that it would begin...


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April 23, 2018

LG G7 might be the first phone with a dedicated Google Assistant button

LG V30Image: Lili Sams/Mashable LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G7 ThinQ, will have a button that will activate Google Assistant, CNet claims citing source familiar with the smartphone.  That would make the G7 the first ever phone to have such a button — not even...


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April 22, 2018

The pros and cons of art-scanning museum apps

Art-scanning apps for museums have a lot of potential. But there are pitfalls.Image: courtesy of R/GA On a weekday afternoon in the Greek and Roman sculpture hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was, to my surprise, the only visitor on my phone.  The...


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April 22, 2018

Five months later, the Razer Phone still fails on one key feature

The Razer Phone is more Hummer than Porsche.Image: raymond wong/mashable Razer Phone $699.99 The Razer Phone flies in the face of every new smartphone trend. At a time when smartphone makers are shrinking bezels and adopting OLED screens with longer aspect ratios (i.e. 18:9 or...


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April 22, 2018

Of course cellphone carriers are being investigated for possible collusion

Business as usual.Image: Richard Levine/Getty AT&T and Verizon don’t want to let you out of their grasps.  So much so, in fact, that they may have colluded to make it harder for you to switch cellphone carriers.  So reports The New York Times, which notes...


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April 22, 2018

Drones drafted in to fight surge in ‘monkey malaria’ in Malaysia

As human cases rise sharply, technology tracks macaques in Borneo forests to analyse how primates pass on strain, which can be fatal Drones are being used to track monkeys deep in the Malaysian forests to understand better how the primates are passing a rare strain...


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April 22, 2018

3 iPhone lenses that’ll step up your Instagram game

Image: vicky leta/mashable Your iPhone’s cameras can take some pretty incredible photos. But just like a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you can take your photography to the next level simply by adding a lens. Browsing Amazon brings up an endless number of clip-on lenses for...


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April 21, 2018

Can you really revise while chatting online?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It’s peak revision season – but can students avoid the distractions as they work on their laptops There is international research to back his concerns. A study of pupils in the Boston area, carried out by a research team...


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April 21, 2018

Chat is Google’s effort to make a decent Android competitor to iMessage

Google wants to get Android messaging right.Image: lili sams/mashable As predicted, Android is stepping up its messaging game to be on the same page as Apple’s iMessage and Facebook Messenger. Google’s launching a new messaging service simply called Chat, and it’s the latest, and hopefully...


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