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6 Hours Ago   September is around the corner, and it's traditionally the time when Apple revamps its iPhone lineup, often accompanied with other new gadgets. Thanks to months of rumors, we already have a pretty good idea of what we can expect from the event.

9 Hours Ago   Electric car startup Rivian has a new video out, and it will surely warm the hearts of outdoorsy types (who also don't mind high-tech solutions in their travels).

12 Hours Ago   Asus is celebrating the company's 30th anniversary with a laptop that's sure to turn heads, especially if said heads like white leather and gold details. The ZenBook 13 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a narrow bezel, a Full HD screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and Asus' ScreenPad tech — which essentially turns the trackpad into an auxiliary screen.

Yesterday   Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday blaming the company's solar panels for seven fires. The retail giant accused Tesla of "gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards." The lawsuit recounts several 2018 incidents which it claims cumulatively resulted in millions of dollars in damage.

Yesterday   Apple's high-tech, no-fee credit card, the Apple Card, launched Tuesday for everyone in the U.S., and now it has joined a fairly exclusive club: Apple products or services that have a Twitter account.

Yesterday   Google will soon improve Gmail's grammar correction with the help of artificial intelligence, the company announced Tuesday. Instead of having to click on Gmail's dots menu in the lower right corner and choosing "check spelling" while you write an email, Gmail will start doing it automatically, detecting spelling errors and grammar issues, and even autocorrecting some common spelling mistakes.

2 Days Ago   Apple Card, a high-tech credit card and the ultimate badge of Apple fandom, is now available to everyone in the U.S. The card was originally launched in August, but only to a limited number of users.

2 Days Ago   Porsche's electric supercar, the Taycan, will be the first-ever car to have an integrated, standalone Apple Music app. This is different from having CarPlay integrated into your car and accessing Apple Music through that.

3 Days Ago   Huawei's Mate X — the company's first foldable smartphone — has been delayed again and won't be coming in September (in fact, a recent report pegged the launch date to November).

3 Days Ago   Facebook's Libra hasn't even properly launched yet (and it won't for many more months), and competitors are already cropping up. Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume, has announced Project Venus, an initiative to create localized stablecoins — cryptocurrencies whose value is pegged to that of an asset such as gold or the U.S.

6 Days Ago   It seems like the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, the company's wedge-selfie-camera phone, came out yesterday (actually, it was in June this year), and Oppo already has a successor.

6 Days Ago   Motorola's got an interesting new concept: a smartphone, called Motorola One Action, that's designed to compete with a GoPro camera. This somewhat unlikely hybrid looks, feels, and definitely is a smartphone.

6 Days Ago   Apple typically launches new iPhones in September, but the company still hasn't sent out official invites to the media. Now, a clue hidden in the code of the freshly released iOS 13 beta 7 points to Sept. 10 as the launch date.

8 Days Ago   OnePlus' TV, first announced by company CEO Pete Lau in Sept. 2018, now has an official name (wait for it): OnePlus TV. The name, alongside the device's logo, was unveiled by Lau on OnePlus' official forum Wednesday.

8 Days Ago   Apple could be about to completely shake up the naming scheme for its upcoming iPhones. This is according to French outlet iPhoneSoft (via 9to5Mac), which cites a document from case maker ESR that contains the new names.

9 Days Ago   Snap announced the third generation of its smart glasses, Spectacles 3. The new Spectacles, which are coming this fall and can be pre-ordered now at Spectacles.com, differ a lot from the second-gen version, which were mostly an incremental upgrade.

9 Days Ago   Samsung is working to launch a smartphone with a graphene battery as soon as next year, leaker of phone-related news Evan Blass tweeted on Monday. According to Blass, Samsung hopes to have "at least one" phone with a graphene battery either in 2020 or 2021.

9 Days Ago   Facebook is developing a dark mode version of its Android app. This is according to researcher Jane Manchun Wong (via Android Police), who dug into the app's code and discovered some parts of the app have been reworked to have a dark background.

10 Days Ago   A Tesla Model 3 crashed into a parked tow truck on a Moscow motorway, Reuters reported Sunday. Following the crash, which happened late on Saturday, the car caught fire and was destroyed completely.

10 Days Ago   Shortly after announcing its new multi-platform operating system, HarmonyOS, Huawei has launched the first device based on that OS, a Honor-branded smart TV series called Honor Vision.

10 Days Ago   Last week, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hinted it would launch a phone with a 108-megapixel camera sometime in the future. Now, we know some details on the sensor that phone's going to have.

13 Days Ago   After Huawei found itself on the "entity list," which banned it from buying products and components (including licensing Google's Android) from U.S. companies, the Chinese giant teased its own smartphone operating system.

13 Days Ago   Apple has expanded its bug bounty program, increasing the rewards for security researchers who can provably hack an iOS or macOS device. The company first launched its bug bounty program in 2016, offering rewards of up to $200,000 for finding vulnerabilities in iOS devices that would allow an attacker to gain full control of the device, without any user interaction.

13 Days Ago   Facebook is planning to launch a new "news" tab in the next few months, focusing on trustworthy news from prominent publishers. The Wall Street Journal broke the news Thursday, claiming that Facebook has approached publishers such as ABC News, Dow Jones, The Washington Post and Bloomberg, offering as much as $3 million per year to license headlines and article previews.

14 Days Ago   After years of touting the headphone jack as an important feature on its flagship smartphones, Samsung has finally yielded to the trend and launched the Galaxy Note 10 without the 3.5mm audio connector.

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