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15 Hours Ago   Today, Apple finally announced its second-generation AirPods, most notably adding wireless charging to the popular headphones. Apple is even selling the wireless charging case separately, so that existing AirPod owners can join in the fun.

18 Hours Ago   Facebook is updating Messenger today with a new feature: the ability to quote and reply to specific messages in a conversation, making it easier to keep track of things (especially in larger group chats), as reported by VentureBeat.

23 Hours Ago   Amazon is announcing an update to its entry-level Kindle (you know, the one that’s just called “Kindle” without any cool subtitles), adding a feature that has long become standard across the rest of the company’s e-reader line: a built-in light.

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23 Hours Ago   Apple’s week of surprise product launches continues with the announcement of the second-generation AirPods, which will include a wireless charging case and a new H1 chip that the company claims offers improved battery life and “Hey, Siri” support to trigger the virtual assistant without pressing a button.

Yesterday   Apple is adding some new configuration options to its iMac Pro today, including a truly absurd 256GB of RAM. It can be added to your computer (which, as a reminder, costs $4,999 to start) for the low, low price of $5,200, as spotted by 9to5Mac.

Yesterday   Pixar has released a new trailer for Toy Story 4 — purportedly the last Toy Story film, despite the fact that similar things were said for Toy Story 3 — and along with a better look at what the film is actually about, the trailer makes one thing clear: Pixar wants adults to cry in movie theaters while watching its films.

Yesterday   Apple has finally refreshed its regular iMac desktops, offering new processors and graphics chips for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models. The 21.5-inch iMac now features either an 8th Gen quad-core i3 or six-core i5 processor and either a Radeon Pro 555X GPU or a Radeon Pro 560X by default.

2 Days Ago   Netflix has announced its next big interactive story — a choose-your-adventure TV series called You vs. Wild (emphasis on the “adventure” part, here), starring Bear Grylls, the survival TV personality best known for his Discovery Channel series Man vs. Wild, via Variety.

3 Days Ago   The US is falling behind on phone design, and foldables are the proof. This year’s Mobile World Congress was full of foldables, from Huawei’s sleek Mate X to Xiaomi’s triple-folding model to TCL’s angular DragonHinge design to Oppo’s prototype to the clunky Royale FlexPai to LG’s sort-of-cheating V50 second screen.

5 Days Ago   Snap may be launching a new gaming platform for Snapchat as early as next month at the company’s Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles on April 4th, according to a report from Cheddar.

5 Days Ago   Facebook is updating its mobile app with a dedicated gaming hub where users can explore game content on Facebook. To emphasize the importance that Facebook is putting on the hub, the company is adding it to the sidebar and as an option for the customizable navigation bar in the app.

5 Days Ago   We’re still a few days away from Huawei’s official announcement of its new P30 Pro and P30 flagships, but the steady trickle of leaks regarding the phones has quickly turned into a flood.

5 Days Ago   At CES 2019, Samsung announced the latest versions of the Notebook 9 lineup of laptops: the Notebook 9 Pro and the Notebook 9 Pen. Today, the company revealed that the two computers will be available starting on March 17th.

6 Days Ago   Privacy has always been a big part of Apple’s marketing pitch, and the company is bringing that point home once again in its latest iPhone ad, which boldly declares “Privacy.

6 Days Ago   Garmin is taking its fitness-focused smartwatches in a more premium direction with its new Marq line. It’s a series of luxury watches that will cost between $1,500 to $2,500, and they are targeting the high-end watch market that might ordinarily spring for an upscale mechanical watch like a Rolex, Breitling, or Omega instead.

6 Days Ago   Facebook’s hours-long outage may have finally ended, and apparently, it’s Apple’s turn for a system outage. The company reported ongoing issues across almost all of its iCloud services beginning at 11AM ET today, which lasted until 3:28pm.

6 Days Ago   Valve has announced that it’s expanding its Steam Link game-streaming feature in a big way with Steam Link Anywhere, a new service that will allow you to stream your Steam games from your computer to anywhere in the world through Steam Link hardware or the Steam Link app.

6 Days Ago   Dropbox has quietly updated its website to allow users on the company’s free storage plan to only connect up to three laptops, tablets, or phones to their account at one time, as spotted by Liliputing.

6 Days Ago   Ikea is delaying the release of its smart blinds until later in 2019 while it works on improved firmware, the furniture company confirmed to The Verge today.

6 Days Ago   Today is Pi Day, perhaps the most popular of geeky holidays. Hooray. But I’m here to tell you that Pi Day is wrong — or rather, the entire idea of pi as a mathematical concept is wrong.

6 Days Ago   The end of Avengers: Infinity War did not leave our heroes in the best places, and Marvel’s latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame looks to drive home that point.

7 Days Ago   Google has released the first preview of Android Q to developers today in what’s become the annual tradition of an early March look at the next major version of Android.

7 Days Ago   It’s been three years since the release of indie classic Hyper Light Drifter, and today developer Heart Machine has revealed its next title: a new game called Solar Ash Kingdom, which got an early teaser trailer over at IGN.

7 Days Ago   Verizon has officially announced that it will launch its mobile 5G network on April 11th in Chicago and Minneapolis. Alongside that will be the carrier’s first 5G smartphone: the Moto Z3’s long-promised 5G Moto Mod, which is set to cost $349.99 at retail.

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