• Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $289

    Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada had a nice deal going for the DTEK50 where you could pick one up for only $279 CAD. That deal quickly ran out, then the price jumped, then it came back at $289 and then it disappeared for a bit and now, it's back once again.
    Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada had a nice deal going for the DTEK50 where you could pick one up for only $279 CAD. That deal quickly ran out, then the price jumped, then it came back at $289 and then it
  • 4K content is now available to stream on Hulu, but the selection is pretty thin

    When it comes to consuming video content, services like Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu seem to be the way of the future. Gone are the days of shelling out huge piles of money each month for cable and satellite TV, as these services all offer impressive collections of content at very affordable monthly costs.
    In the video streaming world, the next big thing is 4K. Netflix and Amazon Video have already been offering the ability to stream certain video content in 4K quality, and the availability o
  • Take to the skies with the slick, nimble SKEYE Hexa Drone (40% off)

    Sure, quadcopters are fun. But to distinguish yourself from other drone daredevils, go for the model with six propellers powering it through the air — the SKEYE Hexa Drone. You can pick up this cool little aerobatic wonder right now at the discounted price of $34.99 from TNW Deals. Take the Hexa Drone outside, flip it into the air, and the six-axis flight control system does the rest — stabilizing the craft for all the aerial maneuvers you’ll want to try. The extra propellers
  • Add a thin case to your Passport SE for just $2.95 today!

    Like the look of your Passport SE without a case but don’t want it getting all scratched up? If so, add Amzer’s Pudding TPU case for a thin layer of protection that does a pretty great job of matching the look of the phone. At a quick glance it would be hard to even notice that case is there, and for just $2.95 it is totally affordable as well.
    Like the look of your Passport SE without a case but don't want it getting all scratched up? If so, add Amzer's Pudding TPU case for a thin l
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  • Google Photos in Japan: Search for cats, by location, jam to Polkadot Stingray

    Apps we take for granted in the west are always more interesting on the “other side” of the world, where markets in the far east have a completely different flavor of consumer culture. Japan is such a market.Very little is not commercialized in Japan, everything from anime, to food, to music, to technology is pushed in ways that seem downright odd to the uninitiated in the west.Google’s latest promotion for Google Photos in Japan touches on all these things, courtesy of a littl
  • Could this be the first real look at BlackBerry's last in-house QWERTY device?

    For months now, we've been hearing about BlackBerry's next QWERTY device and seemingly for even longer there has been purported renders of the device floating around in various forms, some possibly more accurate than others. Adding fuel to the fire is a new set of images which have now appeared on Weibo, which COULD be the first real look at the device.
    For months now, we've been hearing about BlackBerry's next QWERTY device and seemingly for even longer there has been purported renders of the d
  • BlackBerry's DTEK app updated with bug fixes and improvements

    Following their larger app rollout for December, BlackBerry has now also pushed out a new build of their DTEK app for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. The changelog for this release keeps things simple and just notes 'bug fixes and improvements', but some folks have noted it fixes the issue with the app incorrectly stating device status.
    Following their larger app rollouts for December, BlackBerry has now also pushed out a new build of their DTEK app for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. The changelog for this r
  • US House Science Committee tweet is the perfect prelude to Trump’s America

    If you had any misgivings about Donald Trump’s impact on climate change, look no further than the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Twitter feed. The committee today retweeted a story from Breitbart, of all places, about the ‘myth’ of climate change. Another group ‘dealing’ w/ climate change in a non-scientific way, along w/ the other green groups who value politics & emotion over facts https://t.co/PF5l
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  • Review: Fabriq’s stylish Bluetooth speaker is like an Amazon and Sonos lovechild

    We’ve seen voice assistants integrated into small household speakers the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo, but what about the more common, portable Bluetooth speaker variety? That’s what the market the Alexa-powered Fabriq speaker aims to address. It’s a cute little speaker, and I’m particularly for of the red ‘Jack Plaid’ of my review unit (there’s a motley blue ‘Splat’ and a an ‘Earl Gray’ option too). The bu
  • Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse

    Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.
  • Microsoft announces new cloud storage options for Office on Android

    Office, the ultimate productivity tool for mobile (desktop too), has just received a couple of new improvements. Microsoft announced that those who often use Office while on the move will have a few more cloud storage options at their disposal.The Redmond-based company announced that the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) is now available for all the Office apps that are now listed on Google Play store.
    This feature was already available for desktop users for quite a long time, but mobile user
  • Microsoft Pix updated with support for iPhone 7 Plus' dual-lens

    Microsoft's Pix is a great camera app that allows users to do many, many things, but it didn't have support for dual-lens on iPhone 7 Plus.Well, that changes today, as Microsoft has just released a new update for its Pix Camera application, which adds just that: support for dual lens on iPhone 7 Plus that's suppose to preserve the full detail captured by the telephoto lens.
    But that's not the only improvement included in the latest update. Microsoft also included the ability to add decorative fr
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  • Apple Drone Fleet to Gather Maps Data

    Apple reportedly has assembled a group of robotics and data-collection experts who will use drones to obtain data for updates to its Maps app. Apple, Google and others in the cartography space currently collect a lot of their data using motor vehicles equipped with high-tech gear.
    "That's a very expensive and time-consuming process," said Sam Abuelsamid, a senior research analyst at Navigant Research. "Doing it with drones provides the potential to gather the same kind of data in a much more cos
  • I legit have no idea why the Legs Jacket is a thing

    When an entrepreneur creates a product – any product – they’re trying to solve a problem. The creators of the ludicrously-named Legs Jacket want to solve the problem of having to remove your shoes before you take off your pants. No, I’m not making this up. The Legs Jacket (no, really, that’s what it’s called) is a pair of waterproof pants with a zipper on each leg. That’s literally all it is. See! The $129 pants ($150 when it hits retail, seri
  • This sperm test via smartphone proves there’s an app for everything

    Fertility clinics probably aren’t the most comfortable places to “extract” sperm. I haven’t had the pleasure, but being handed a receptacle and led into a room with visual aids and hearing that door close behind you has to be a bit awkward. More awkward is the thought that everyone outside this room knows the dirty things I’m about to do to this cup in the name of science. A new product, ‘YO Sperm Test,’ lets you skip all that. The at-home test kit uses
  • Out with the old and in with the new - Google On app rebranded as Google WiFi

    When Google launched the OnHub brand back in 2015, the company aimed to reimagine the way that we interact with our Wi-Fi routers. By nature, Wi-Fi routers are never fun to set up or use. Their settings are often difficult to access and hard to understand, and OnHub aimed to fix this by offering powerful hardware with easy-to-use software. Two OnHub-branded routers were created (one by TP-Link and one by Asus), and accessing all of their features and settings was done through the free Google On
  • Gooligan Ransacks More Than 1M Android Accounts

    More than 1 million Google accounts have been breached by Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," Check Point reported Wednesday. The malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from various Google apps including Gmail, Google Docs, G Suite and Google Drive. It potentially affects devices running Android 4 and 5. Devices are infected when their users download infected apps or click on poisoned links, Check Point said.
  • BlackBerry updates all its Android apps with new features, improvements

    BlackBerry has just released several updates for its major Android apps, so if you're running any of them on your phone here are some of the most important new features they got.The BlackBerry Keyboard for Android devices received fingerprint support, so if you're using password autofill, you can now use your fingerprint on supported phones. You can now switch languages much easier and quicker, and there's also expanded Chinese input (Stoke and Zhuyin).BBM for Android now supports longer message
  • Study: 99% of fake Apple chargers are dangerous

    You’d be forgiven for assuming fake Apple chargers were only lacking the (legitimate) logo. Thousands of these are sold each year, and according to a recent study: 99 percent of them failed safety tests. Commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) — the UK consumer protection body — the study tested 400 chargers purchased online, of which three passed a basic safety test. The most common problem was insufficient insulation to protect users from electr
  • DJ Earworm’s annual mashup reminds us that 2016 was godawful

    There are few things we look forward to more than DJ Earworm’s annual mashup. Through carefully chosen lyrics and placement, this year’s ‘United States of Pop’ — the orgasmic recap of the year’s hits coupled with intricately-edited video — reminds all of us that 2016 was definitely one to forget. Starting with a line from The Weeknd — “the whole year put in the worst mood’ — and ending with one from The Chainsmokers —
  • 3 ideas for Real Madrid’s upcoming mobile game

    Earlier today I got an email from a PR representative for the Copenhagen-based studio Hugo Games. He emailed to let me know Hugo Games had teamed up with Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for their next smartphone game, due to come out in 2017. Unusually for a PR email, it was pretty short on details. The PR representative wouldn’t disclose anything about the nature of the game, or share any visuals; he didn’t even tell me what the game would be called! Although he did
  • Many free Android apps are violating Google Play Store guidelines by sharing user information?

    A study completed by Carnagie Mellon University found that half of 18,000 free Android apps surveyed do not have a privacy policy in place. And many of the apps that do have such a policy are not being truthful with how personal information is collected and disseminated. For example, 41% of the apps with a privacy policy did not mention that they do gather identifiable data, and 17% failed to note that this information is shared.Most state and federal laws require that mobile apps have privacy p
  • Mouse scroll wheel ‘inventor’ basically says we’re all using it wrong

    If you use a mouse with your computer, you probably use a scroll wheel. Except, you’re probably using it wrong. At least, that’s what possible scroll wheel ‘inventor’ and Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley says in an interview with IGN: It’s not used in the way that I intended it to be used…. I intended it to move forward into an application. So you can go X and Y with a cursor, but I wanted to go into it. I say “possible” creator because
  • Meet CleanCapital – winner of the TNW NYC startup competition

    TNW NYC was a blast (see the photos here, and watch the videos here). Not only did 12 world-class speakers share their personal make or break moments, but it was also the opportunity for 60 of the world’s hottest startups to show thousands of tech influencers the next game-changers. Out of these startups, 30 startups pitched to an audience of journalists and investors during TNW NYC, after which three were selected to go through to a final pitching round on the main stage. Ultimately, &nb
  • Meet Clean Capital – winner of the TNW NYC startup competition

    TNW NYC was a blast (see the photos here, and watch the videos here). Not only did 12 world-class speakers share their personal make or break moments, but it was also the opportunity for 60 of the world’s hottest startups to show thousands of tech influencers the next game-changers. Out of these startups, 30 startups pitched to an audience of journalists and investors during TNW NYC, after which three were selected to go through to a final pitching round on the main stage. Ultimately, &nb
  • Motorola wants to release four Moto Z Mods per quarter next year

    After the LG G5‘s lackluster reception and Google scrapping Project Ara, Motorola’s Moto Z line seems to be the last hope for modular phones. Of course, that won’t work if you don’t have any mods to use, but Motorola says it’s hoping to deliver a relative onslaught of them next year. According to Phandroid, the company plans on releasing Mods more quickly than it did in 2016, aiming for four new ones per quarter. Sixteen Mods is a pretty hefty number, but
  • Reddit Has Had It With Trolls

    Reddit has announced reforms designed to crack down on trolls and punish the most abusive members of its community. Reddit has identified hundreds of the most "toxic users," said CEO Steve Huffman, and it has devised a plan to take action against them. Consequence for unacceptable behavior could range from warnings to timeouts to permanent bans. Reddit's latest move serendipitously mirrors the current plotline of Comedy Central's hit animated series South Park, which depicts Internet trolls as h
  • Moto X 2017 LEAKS In All Its METAL Glory!

    Paul Briden02/12/2016 - 2:47pmLenovo's plans for a full 2017 line-up revealed, along with all metal return of the Moto XLenovo has plans for 2017, big plans. A roadmap has leaked which specifically names the Moto X 2017 edition as a device that is in the works. The roadmap shows all the devices Lenovo and Motorola will be producing under the Moto brand and specified which branches will be contributing to the development:
    Moto Z - Motorola
    Moto X - Lenovo
    Moto M - Lenovo
    Moto G - Motorola / Lenov
  • Say hello to the drone that even birds can’t distinguish from the real thing

    For everyone who’s already sick of the average propeller-topped drone, we dare you to say the Bionic Bird is like any other you’ve ever seen. You can now get one of the most unique (and fun to fly) drones on the market right now at a generous markdown: We’re dropping the price from $149.95 to just $99.95 via TNW Deals. With its flapping wings and natural movements, the Bionic Bird easily passes for the real thing when it’s in action. Expertly engineered, you can sync up
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  • Ditch the wires with up to 66% off these Bluetooth headphones

    Right now you can save up to 66% on a variety of SoundPeats Bluetooth headphones at Amazon, but only for today. The discounts range from the company's sport headphones right down to the truly wireless ones, so you won't want to miss out here.
    Right now you can save up to 66% on a variety of SoundPeats Bluetooth headphones at Amazon, but only for today. The discounts range from the company's sport headphones right down to the truly wireless ones, so you won't want to miss out here. Whether you ne
  • Best apps for the Samsung Gear S3

    The Samsung Gear S3 is finally here and it's an improvement over its predecessor in many areas, although, as we found in our review of the watch, it could have been a lot better, given the one year gap between the two. Still, the Gear S3 has some new tricks up its sleeve, such as a built-in GPS for independent tracking and navigation, which developers are only now beginning to take advantage of. Samsung's latest smart wearable will get better over time, at least in terms of third-party app supp
  • Sticky-fingered Foxconn manager lifted for stealing thousands of iPhones

    It’s hardly the heist of the century, but you’ve got to (perhaps grudgingly) admire the sheer tenacity of this one Taiwanese Foxconn manager who managed to steal 5,700 iPhones from his employer, and went on to sell them for a cool $1.56 million profit. Foxconn is a tech manufacturing giant. It makes a lot of things, including laptops for HP, phones for Apple, games consoles for Sony, and its workers so depressed it has to install suicide nets. The Taiwanese manager at the center of
  • iOS 11 Update: What To Expect For iPhone & iPad In 2017

    Michael Grothaus02/12/2016 - 12:34pmJust what will the next version of iOS be like?It goes without saying that Apple will show off the next version of iOS at next year’s WWDC. It’s hard to believe, but this will be the eleventh iteration of iOS. Matter of fact, next year is a big year for another reason too: it’s the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. It originally debuted way back in 2007, and back then the OS was called iPhone OS 1.0. We don’t expect any retro name change
  • How to use any app on your Samsung phone with Game Tools (record, minimize, mute notifications)

    Samsung's Game Launcher app that debuted as preinstalled on the Galaxy S7, and has since spread to most flagships and even midrangers of the brand from this and last year, is a neat way to get your game face on. It not only houses all your games in one place, but now offers the Game Discovery option - a curated list based on your history and preferences - as well as the My Diary section, which can log and chart your score records.
    Perhaps the most useful feature of Samsung's Game Launcher, howev
  • Keep your BlackBerry Priv safe on your hip for 50% less!

    Want to keep your BlackBerry Priv easily accessible all the time but don’t want it in your pocket? If so, check out Seidio’s spring clip holster for an easy way to secure it to your hip. The clip works without the need for a case, and today you can get one for only $14.95, a savings of 50%.
    Want to keep your BlackBerry Priv easily accessible all the time but don't want it in your pocket? If so, check out Seidio's spring clip holster for an easy way to secure it to your hip. The clip
  • Mafia-themed Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gagdetzan is now live, here are all 132 new cards

    The latest content expansion for Blizzard's excellent and quite popular Hearthstone CCG has just become live, bringing a whole lot of over 130 cards to the Warcraft time-consuming spinoff.
    The content expansion flaunts quite an unorthodox but undoubtedly neat overall theme — all the new cards have that noir gangster feel from the 1920s, which surprisingly fits nicely within the diverse Warcraft narrative. It seems that Blizzard can easily pull anything off nowadays, even if it's as a
  • Sony made the best noise cancelling headphones ever

    After testing the Bose QC35 for my review five months ago, I was completely sold on them. They’re comfortable, look great and are the best at blocking out sound. Bose might not be an audiophiles’ choice, but the noise cancellation technology it uses for its QuietComfort series of products has never been beaten — until now. A challenger appears Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones were announced at this year’s IFA with much ado. The company talked at length ab
  • ‘Make Hillary Clinton president’ is now the biggest online petition in Change.org history

    It has been a little over three weeks since Donald Trump edged out Hillary Clinton to become the new President-elect of the US, but millions of people still refuse to accept the outcome of the election. A petition urging electors of the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Clinton instead of President-elect Trump has amassed over 4.6 million signatures on Change.org, becoming the most signed campaign in the history of the platform. Titled ‘Make Hillary Clin
  • Build a happy, engaged web audience with the WordPress Mega Bundle (94% off)

    WordPress powers over a quarter of the world’s websites, making it the uncontested title holder for world’s most widely used content management system. Make sure you’re maximizing your WordPress time with this comprehensive WordPress Mega Bundle. Right now, you can pick up these vital WP learning tools for 94 percent off from TNW Deals.   This package begins with full access to Zellus Academy’s expansive library of WordPress courses, which cover everything from prog
  • Phones With Best Battery Life: 2016 Edition

    Richard Goodwin02/12/2016 - 9:49amSmartphone battery life is often overlooked, but for many it is the only thing that matters. But which phone is the best? Here’s our pickWe tested a lot of phones in 2016. Most of them, particularly the flagships, were solid handsets with great specs and features. They have brilliant cameras, bright displays and many, many bells and whistles as well as useful software that is designed to make your life easier, better connected, and more entertaining.
    Often
  • Android Phones With Best Battery Life: 2016 Edition

    Richard Goodwin02/12/2016 - 9:49amSmartphone battery life is often overlooked, but for many it is the only thing that matters. But which phone is the best? Here’s our pickWe tested a lot of phones in 2016. Most of them, particularly the flagships, were solid handsets with great specs and features. They have brilliant cameras, bright displays and many, many bells and whistles as well as useful software that is designed to make your life easier, better connected, and more entertaining.
    Often
  • Google Play 'Best of 2016' Android apps and games revealed

    As the end of the year is approaching, Google is rounding up the best new apps, games, songs and other content on its Android Google Play Store for 2016.
    ...And it was the year of face swapping and Pokémon GO.
    The apps that teens (and many grown-ups) went crazy for took over the rankings this year: there are two face swaps in the top five, an emoji app and a selfie editor. Let's not spoil the surprise, though, here are the 5 best new Google Play Store apps and games for 2016, according t
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall status, Fitbit to buy Pebble & more - Pocketnow Daily

  • Use a $1 bill and the 1600 app to see 12 months in the life of the White House via Augmented Reality

    Here's an interesting app that brings together two things that have kept our interest over the last few months, Augmented Reality and The White House. Pokemon Go has whetted the public's appetite about using AR. And the race to win the White House captured the public's attention throughout the year, resulting in the most acrimonious election cycle ever.Now, a new app released by the White House Historical Association uses AR to turn an ordinary $1 bill into an animated history of the home on 160
  • 5 ways to create more persuasive blog posts

    For a blog post to be truly effective, it must be persuasive. This is especially true when you’re marketing a product, brand, or business online. You must persuade the reader that your idea, opinion, or business offering is superior to that of your competitors. Once you have learned how to write persuasive content, you’ll be surprised by the success that follows. Your brand awareness will increase, your content will be considered more authoritative, and your sales will skyrocket. To
  • BlackBerry sets up new European operations in Maidenhead

    BlackBerry now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre. Although no official announcement came from BlackBerry about the operations, Maidenhead Council did send out a press release welcoming the company.
    As noted earlier by BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, BlackBerry has now opened up their new European headquarters in Maidenhead. BlackBerry now occupies three floors of the Pearce Building in the town centre. Although no official announcement came from BlackBerry about the ope
  • Prescription lenses for Snap Inc.’s ‘Spectacles’ are now a thing, apparently

    If you have a ‘four eyes is better than two’ approach to, you know, seeing; the Christmas season jut got a lot less blurry. Thanks to Rochester Optical, a lens manufacturer in Rochester, New York, you can now cop prescription lenses for your brand new Spectacles — if you can find them. Rochester Optical seems a trustworthy source for this type of customization. The company once made waves for being the first to sell prescription lenses for Snap Inc.’s
  • DirecTV Now is already facing a myriad of performance issues and bugs

    Thanks to the immeasurable power of the Internet, tons of people are moving away from traditional cable and satellite providers for their television service and opting for Internet-powered variants. Sling TV and PlayStation Vue have already proved that they're worthy options to consider if you're looking to cut the cord once and for all, and AT&T's DirecTV Now service that just launched on November 30 is looking to get in on the Internet-powered TV action. Unfortunately, just a day after its
  • Docker, Canonical Team on Enterprise Support

    Docker and Canonical on Wednesday announced a commercial agreement to integrate support for Docker Engine. The partnership gives Canonical customers a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and CS Docker Engine in enterprise Docker operations. It provides a streamlined operations and support experience for joint customers by splitting the service obligations in four ways. First, Docker will publish and update stable snap installation packages on Ubuntu, which will enable direct a

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