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14 Hours Ago   Sony is the latest retailer to get a jump on revealing its Black Friday 2018 deals, which include everything from a $199 PS4 bundle to discounted PS VR systems, and more.

15 Hours Ago   Intel has decided to accelerate the timetable for the launch and deployment of its new XMM 8160 5G modem, which the company says it's going to make available to manufacturers six months earlier than planned.

20 Hours Ago   The last few years of Marvel's legendary writer, editor and publisher were certainly tough. Before his death, confirmed today, at age 95, Stan Lee had been embroiled in nasty litigation and other unpleasant matters related to his personal affairs.

21 Hours Ago   If you tried logging into Facebook this morning and got an error message, here's why. The beleaguered social networking giant suffered a rare widespread outage, with users around the U.S.

Yesterday   Samsung is going to produce an estimated 300 million smartphones in this year, according to an estimate from market research firm TrendForce. Compared to how large a pile of handsets that represents, the South Korea-based tech giant's much-hyped experiment with foldable phones is only going to represent a small blip, at least at first.

2 Days Ago   The nation's capital is without question one of the most negative cities in the world. You'd certainly have an anecdotal basis for thinking that by just turning on the news every night, watching representatives of both major political parties go to war with each other -- as well as with the president -- day in and day out.

3 Days Ago   Whether you're a dedicated gamer, someone who just likes to unwind after work by firing up your console for a fun session, or if you fall somewhere in between, this weekend is a good time to head to your local GameStop, especially if you'd like to add to your library of titles without it breaking the bank.

3 Days Ago   It sounds incredibly dystopian, and like a nod to Spike Jonze's 2013 movie Her, but Viv Labs CEO Dag Kittlaus shared his quirky-sounding vision for the future of gadgets and machines during a discussion this week as part of the Samsung Developer Conference.

3 Days Ago   There have been a ton of headlines over the last day or so about Disney's new streaming service, which will launch next year and host everything from Star Wars and Marvel movies to spin-off TV series that features characters from those entertainment franchises and more.

3 Days Ago   We've told you in the past about estimates suggesting that your cell phone is going to be bombarded with a ton more spam calls next year.

4 Days Ago   As if we didn't already have enough to worry about when it comes to artificially intelligent machines being able to perform many tasks faster and better than humans can, potentially stealing our jobs in the future, and presenting what some technologists worry is an existential threat to humanity, now it appears AI will soon be able to match humans at being, well, human, too.

4 Days Ago   The ongoing subscriber exodus from traditional paid-TV packages is picking up steam, with a record number of Americans now cutting the cord and going all-in on TV delivered over broadband.

4 Days Ago   Gazelle, a company that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics, is out today with the results of a survey revealing which tech gadgets consumers have put at the top of their holiday lists.

5 Days Ago   Facebook being Facebook, the social networking giant has decided to assuage some fears and pre-empt the launch of its new Portal video chat devices that go on sale in the US starting today -- the devices being Facebook's first hardware products the company has built itself -- with a lengthy list of what Portal does and doesn't do posted to the company's official blog.

5 Days Ago   Fossil is announcing a new addition to its lineup of wearables today, the Fossil Sport -- a Wear OS smartwatch that the company says is its lightest, among its most colorful to date and also sports the newest wearable chipset from Qualcomm.

5 Days Ago   Apple has been making a big deal lately out of the company's shift toward being increasingly driven by services and subscriptions, and new data from the 2018 Mobile App Engagement Index makes it clear that such a shift is happening at a great time.

5 Days Ago   When I start typing "how to" in the YouTube search box right now, I can see based on the auto-fills that people are coming to the Google-owned streaming video site to find out how to do everything from tying a tie to learning how to draw, how to solve a Rubik's cube and even tackle some Fortnite business.

5 Days Ago   A group of Netflix employees recently decided to work on an out-of-the-box project that sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. It's a way for you to put down your remote and use expressions like eye movements and even sticking out your tongue to navigate the streaming giant's OS, so that you can continue your binges of Bojack Horseman and Bodyguardwithout hardly moving a muscle.

5 Days Ago   Phones with foldable displays might never be anything more than a niche product. Then again, if you're Google, and you're dealing with a seemingly never-ending reality of fragmentation among Android device makers with all kinds of different screens, sizes, and form factors, it might make sense to get in on the ground floor and offer Android support to foldable phone makers like Samsung in the hopes that you can start promoting a bit of uniformity early -- at least in terms of the app experience

6 Days Ago   A slew of reports hit the web recently teasing The Long Night, a Game of Thrones prequel coming to HBO with a title confirmed by none other than GoT creator George R.R.

6 Days Ago   Waymo CEO John Krafcik has posted something of an apology on Medium about an accident last month in Mountain View involving a passenger car and a vehicle from Waymo, which just got permission to start testing self-driving cars in California.

6 Days Ago   Amazon's suite of hardware products that are powered by its virtual assistant Alexa are used for everything from playing music to controlling different aspects of a user's connected home, telling the weather and more.

6 Days Ago   It might seem like the US is in something of a retail slump at the moment, at least when it comes to legacy brands and traditional brick-and-mortar shops.

6 Days Ago   The final Made by Google 2018 product that's still not out yet is apparently just a few weeks away from release. Best Buy's new listing shows a November 22nd release date for the Pixel Slate, with the retailer already taking preorders for what will be Google's first Chrome OS tablet -- a detachable 2-in-1 device that straddles the line between laptop and tablet which the tech giant first unveiled early last month at its Pixel hardware event in New York.

7 Days Ago   First it was Amazon's experiment leading people to wonder if the days of humans filling cashier jobs in the world of retail were numbered. Then a host of other retailers followed suit, putting their own spin on Amazon Go, the Internet retail giant's brick-and-mortar store concept that doesn't employ human cashiers.

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