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2 Days Ago   If you bought a lot Bitcoin in 2011, you'd be rich now. But if you bought Bitcoin a year ago, or even a month ago...well, let's just say your portfolio would be a pretty sad sight.

2 Days Ago   The smartphone megapixel wars aren't over yet. Chinese electronics company Xiaomi teased a new smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera, a record for the company, and as far as we can recall, an all-time record in popular consumer electronics, beating Nokia's 41-megapixel 808 PureView phone.

2 Days Ago   Recent rumors were real: Microsoft's Edge will become a Chromium-based browser. Microsoft's Corporate VP Joe Belfiore revealed the news in a blog post Thursday, saying the company intends to "to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop." Here's the kicker: Microsoft plans to bring this new, Chromium-based Edge browser to the Mac.

3 Days Ago   If you have any interest in the cryptocurrency space that's bubbled last year and deflated this year, you've probably heard of the term HODL. It's a misspelling of the word "hold," originating from a post on the Bitcoin Talk forum in 2013, that has since taken a very specific meaning: holding (not selling) cryptocurrency no matter what.

3 Days Ago   Here's a fact about 5G phones you probably didn't think about: They'll be expensive — at least at first. According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, who spoke with The Verge, OnePlus is indeed working on a 5G phone, but it'll cost $200 to $300 more than the company's upcoming 4G flagship phone.

4 Days Ago   The future is here: Waymo One, a self-driving taxi service by Alphabet's self-driving company Waymo, has officially launched. Unfortunately, to paraphrase sci-fi prophet William Gibson, this future is very unevenly distributed.

4 Days Ago   Samsung still hasn't officially launched a flagship smartphone with a notch, but it sure looks like it's seriously considering the idea. At a demonstration held during Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii on Tuesday, Samsung showed off a 5G phone with a very interesting notch, located in the upper-right corner of the device.

5 Days Ago   Remember the browser wars? In 1995, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer and started bundling it with Windows in order to snatch away market share from the then-dominant browser, Netscape.

6 Days Ago   Apple's next iPhones, which are likely to come out in 2019, won't come with a 5G modem, a Bloomberg report claims. The report, which cites people familiar with Apple's plans, claims Apple won't launch a 5G iPhone until "at least" 2020.

6 Days Ago   If 2018 was the year of the notch, then 2019 might be the year of the hole punch. Huawei's Nova 4, a smartphone with a "hole punch" display — meaning the display only has a tiny round cutout to accommodate for the selfie camera — is set to be announced on December 17, according to a new teaser.

9 Days Ago   Apple's subscription music service, Apple Music, will launch on Amazon's Echo devices starting in the week of Dec. 17, Amazon announced Friday. This will enable Apple Music subscribers to access their songs, albums, artists, playlists and stream radio stations by invoking Alexa on an Echo device.

9 Days Ago   Elon Musk's days of smoking weed in public are, apparently, over. To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers.

10 Days Ago   There's a new cryptocurrency-oriented phone in town, and it's very different from anything currently available for purchase. Coming from the crypto startup Sirin, the Finney is a powerful smartphone with a unique design and a very strong focus on security and the blockchain.

23 Days Ago   Cryptocurrency-based gaming is growing up. Gods Unchained, an upcoming trading card game (TCG) based on Ethereum, has released its first gameplay trailer, and it looks great.

23 Days Ago   I don't know about you, but my number one smartwatch-related complaint is battery life — no matter how I use it, my Wear OS watch barely makes it through the day.

24 Days Ago   Ever wish you could retract something you said? Soon you'll be able to do something of the sort on Facebook's Messenger. The social network has started a rollout of an "Unsend" feature for Messenger, letting users delete messages within 10 minutes of sending.

24 Days Ago   Cryptocurrencies are notoriously volatile, but even seasoned traders were taken aback by the price action on Wednesday and Thursday. Bitcoin is down roughly 15% compared to the day before and is trading at $5,380 on Coinbase at writing time.

25 Days Ago   This time, it's not a rumor. On Wednesday, Samsung officially unveiled its next-generation system-on-a-chip for smartphones, the Exynos 9820. Highlights of the new chip, which is likely to be built into Samsung's next flagship phone, include a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU), which will power the phone's AI tasks, as well as video recording in 8K resolution.

26 Days Ago   Samsung's Galaxy S10 is still months away, but rumors about the device are already sprouting up — and this one's as interesting as they come. According to (reliable) leaker of smartphone things Evan Blass, Samsung's next flagship will have a "punch hole-style selfie cam cutout." Few preliminary Galaxy S10 details: - "Punch hole" style selfie cam cutout (sounds like Infinity-O display).

27 Days Ago   Yes, we know that Apple's new iPad Pro has more than 90 magnets (which is why you can stick it to your fridge, if you like), but knowing is one thing, and seeing it with your own eyes is another.

27 Days Ago   If you're excited about the prospect of buying a smartphone that folds, better start saving now. According to a report from Yonhap News Agency (via The Verge), Samsung's foldable phone, recently teased at a company event, will cost around 2 million won or $1,770.

30 Days Ago   Now that Apple's new MacBook Air has hit the stores, repair specialists iFixit have immediately cracked it open to see what's inside. And frankly, if you've seen some of the teardowns of recent MacBooks, you won't see too many surprises here.

30 Days Ago   This week, Samsung previewed an early version of its highly anticipated foldable smartphone. And Royole, a Chinese company, launched its own take on the concept just days before.

31 Days Ago   Over the last couple of years, Apple has been pushing the iPad as a full-fledged laptop replacement — especially since the introduction of the iPad Pro.

31 Days Ago   After weeks of speculation, we now know who's going to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla's board of directors: The CFO of Australian telecom Telstra, Robyn Delhorm.

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