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227 Days Ago   Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL all of three hours ago, but Verizon hasn't lost any time at all rolling out a new deal for its exclusive device.

227 Days Ago   Google has dropped a bid for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing project, the company announced Monday. The about-face comes after Google employees protested and resigned at what they perceived as their company's enabling of warfare technology, and demanded a corporate policy to prevent Google from working on harmful technologies in the future.

227 Days Ago   The hardware just keeps coming at Google's Pixel event in NYC today, and it's not just new Pixel phones. Google also has some Pixel tablet hardware, with a whole new device called the Pixel Slate. It's a detachable 2-in-1 Chrome OS device that walks the line between laptop and tablet, much like Microsoft's Surface Pro hybrids.

227 Days Ago   Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap, low-powered computers that are good for schools and web browsing, and not a lot else. There are a handful of exceptions, but by and large, the best-selling Chromebooks have always been around $300, with the world of higher-priced laptops left for Apple and Microsoft to divvy up.

228 Days Ago   Google's Pixel 3 event is happening tomorrow, and thanks to one of the leakiest pre-release seasons in recent memory, we have a pretty good idea about what's coming.

228 Days Ago   Over the weekend, Microsoft had to pull its major fall update to Windows 10 after it emerged that the new software was deleting files wile upgrading.

228 Days Ago   According to a report in the Wall Street Journalpublished Monday lunchtime, a software glitch within Google+ exposed the private profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users to outside developers.

229 Days Ago   When Netflix's streaming service was still in the early stages of taking over the internet, the received wisdom was that it would kill piracy. Studies showed that the launch of Netflix in a new country was correlated with a decrease in torrenting, making it even more popular for users' inner peace and encouraging rightsholders that it was the future.

229 Days Ago   Given that Apple Stores are literal showcases where tens of thousands of dollars of electronics is made available just a few steps from public streets, it's never been surprising that they're targets for theft.

231 Days Ago   The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been around for long enough that we're starting to see some of the more creative deals appear. Sure, with Black Friday and holiday seasons coming up, there's going to be endless promotions on nearly every piece of tech you can dream of, but Best Buy's latest offer gets points for imagination, at the very least.

231 Days Ago   On Monday, Verizon lit up something that can charitably be described as a '5G' network in a handful of locations around the country. It's a milestone, for sure, and more than anything, it marks the first time that customers are paying for something marketed as 5G.

232 Days Ago   Since it was first introduced in 1997, the Wi-Fi protocol has changed from something that's slower than floppy disks into the backbone of people's home networking.

232 Days Ago   When it comes to measuring the "best" wireless network in America, a very familiar pattern plays out every quarter. T-Mobile is crowned as the fastest network according to Ookla and OpenSignal, two crowdsourced companies.

232 Days Ago   Voice over LTE is a mature technology that allows for higher-quality voice calls over the 4G LTE protocol, rather than using the standard cellular voice system.

232 Days Ago   Just days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide net neutrality bill into law, four telecoms industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that the legislature does not have the authority to overrule the FCC's decisions.

232 Days Ago   LG has finally taken the wraps off its latest big flagship, the LG V40 ThinQ. The big, expensive Android phone is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and at least at first glance, it has all of the individual ingredients needed to take it on.

233 Days Ago   If you buy a Google Home Mini or an Amazon Echo Dot at full retail price, you're a sucker. The $49 Google Home Mini is a favorite to be given away with TVs or phones or a particularly large tank of gas, since Google is keen to get it into everyone's homes and get them addicted to the virtual assistant.

233 Days Ago   Following a summer that's seen Apple launch three new iPhones and dodge most of the scrutiny that has been enveloping Facebook and Google, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Vice News Tonight's Elle Reeve for a typically Apple interview.

233 Days Ago   At this year's Google I/O event, accessibility and inclusive technology took a much bigger spot in the software lineup than usual. Google made its commitment to improving accessibility across all platforms extra-clear, and those promises are starting to line up with real products that you can download and use.

233 Days Ago   The iPhone XS has been criticized a little for only providing a marginal upgrade over the iPhone X. There's no killer feature in this year's Apple devices and some people have suggested that the handful of marginal upgrades, like a faster processor and much better camera, aren't worth the upgrade.

234 Days Ago   A major Microsoft event is underway right now in New York City, and while you might not be able to watch the event live, Microsoft is already firing out major announcements.

234 Days Ago   Cable TV has spent the last five years watching streaming video not-so-slowly nibble away at its cash cow, and the solution has mostly been to raise "programming fees" every year.

234 Days Ago   Last week, iPhone XS users galore swarmed to the forums, internet pitchforks in hand, to complain that their new phones' selfie cameras were secretly applying a"'skin smoothing" filter.

235 Days Ago   Last Thursday, millions of Americans tuned in to watch Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh give testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about an alleged high school sexual assault.

237 Days Ago   The past 12 months haven't been particularly exciting in the world of smartphones. Sure, "the notch" has become a standard feature on most devices, but with the excitement of all-screen devices fading quickly, this year's phones have been all about refinement.

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