Category: Technology

This week in apps: Mario ‘runs’ onto Android, Uber for teens and a Google search redesign

This week was full of tech newsApple launched a (RED) iPhone, we heard Instagram is adding bookings to the app and Elon Musk just teased Tesla's next car. It's a lot, so you may have missed some of the best new apps out there.  We've kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated products, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your smartphone. SEE ALSO: iCloud wasn't hacked for ransom, but you should make sure to keep your account safe, anyway Here's what caught our eye this week. If you're looking for more, make sure to check out last week's instalment. Read more...More about Instagram, Weekly App Roundup, Apps And Software, Facebook, and Google

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Um why is there a teddy bear emoji on these leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 camera photos?

Okay, now the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks are just getting ridiculous. We're just days away from Samsung's big reveal, so, naturally, we've pretty much seen the entire phone at this point. Now, thanks to another intrepid leaker, we have a new batch of high-resolution photos to obsess over, but the only part we care about with this current batch is:  Why the hell is there a teddy bear emoji on the camera interface? SEE ALSO: Oh man this leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 video is a game-changer. A goddamn game-changer. The leak, which comes from AndroidMX, shows various up-close shots of the Galaxy S8+ in use (and, once again, not exploding). You can see a clear look at the home screen, and what looks like just about every settings menu (in Spanish), but the real gem is the shot of the camera interface. Read more...More about Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S8, Samsung, Mobile, and Tech

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Dangerous, explosive hoverboards are still lurking, and here’s another recall to remind you of it

Here we go again.  Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand.  SEE ALSO: The rise and fall of the hoverboard The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle and the reason for the recall is the same as the ones we reported in 2016—lithium-ion batteries.  "The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding," reads the advisory on the CPSC's website, which specifically names the Glide65, Drift8 and Trek10 models of the Vecaro hoverboards.  Read more...More about Safety, Cpsc, Hoverboards, Hoverboard, and Tech

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Robots are plotting to make your salads

'Casabots' creates robots to help restaurants with food prep. Their first robot, "Sally," makes salads. Read more...More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Small Business

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Uber’s self-driving car crashes in Arizona

Uber's very bad, not-at-all-great 2017 just got a whole hell of a lot worse. But this time, somehow, the problem isn't human interactions in the workplace, but self-driving cars on the road.  On Friday, photos posted to Twitter revealed an Uber self-driving car flipped over on its side after being involved in a car crash in Tempe, Arizona.  SEE ALSO: The most cringe-worthy quotes from CEO Travis Kalanick on Uber's sexist work culture The authenticity of the photo of a damaged Uber self-driving Volvo resting on its side, posted by Fresco News, was confirmed by Uber via a Bloomberg news report.  Read more...More about Automobiles, Cars, Autonomous Cars, Robots, and Arizona

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This robot maid could revolutionize the hospitality business

'Rosie' by Maidbot is an autonomous floor cleaner that provides safe and cost-efficient automated solutions to the hospitality industry.  Read more...More about Bathroom, Hotel Room, Carpet, Automation, and Vacuum

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9 secret apps to hide your sexts

Since the dawn of time, solitary lovers (more accurately, lusters) have kept the erotic spark alive by sexting. Trading flirty notes and then much more explicit pics makes loneliness a little more manageable and much more steamy. Smartphones have made sexting easier than ever — just get to the dirty talking via text, then snap a suggestive pic or eight and send them over. Instantaneous digital gratification.  SEE ALSO: Put your undies back on. New data reveals sexting isn't so great after all. But what do you do after your sexting sesh? While one option is always to delete them ASAP, if you're going to keep them, do yourself and your partner a favor and lock them down. Read more...More about Android, Ios, Secretary, Hidden, and Security

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This app is absolutely exploding right now and it’s all because of Snapchat

Quick: if you had to pick one app that had the-best-year-ever in 2016 what would you pick? Pokémon Go? Super Mario Run? Instagram?  How about Bitmoji? That's right, the Snapchat-owned app for making customizable emoji is, by at least one measure, besting all the competition. The two-and-a-half-year-old app has seen explosive growth over the last year to become one of the fastest growing apps in the U.S, according to a new report from comScore. SEE ALSO: This guy spent 8 years making an emoji snake, and it was totally worth it Fueled by Snapchat's user base, the app is growing faster than Venmo, Tinder, Uber and Lyft, according to the report, which comes almost exactly a year after it was (unofficially) announced Snap was acquiring Bitmoji maker BitStrips. Read more...More about Bitmoji, Snapchat, Apps And Software, Tech, and Tech

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You soon won’t need a card to withdraw cash at this shady bank’s ATMs

Plastic is soooo yesterday.  Wells Fargo, being the hippest bank to allegedly open more than 2 million fraudulent accounts in its customers' names, knows this.  And so, as of March 27, the San Francisco-based company is giving its account holders a way to access their money at 13,000 Wells Fargo ATMs across the U.S. without the use of a physical ATM card. As long as they have a smartphone, that is.  SEE ALSO: Withdrawing cash with iPhone's Touch ID coming to 70,000 ATMs in the U.S. Reuters reports that instead of the old fashioned insert-a-card-into-the-machine routine, customers can use the Wells Fargo app to generate an eight-digit code. That code, plus a customer's PIN number, will allow the withdraw of cash.  Read more...More about Banking, Mobile, Atms, Wells Fargo Center, and Smartphones

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Don’t fall for this Siri ‘challenge’ from your terrible Twitter friends

Please, everyone: don't ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter. Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple numerical command, "108," and wait to see what happens next.  It's presented as yet another mindless Siri trick, but it's much more serious than that. Instead of just telling a stupid joke or, as one person claimed, unlocking a mini-Biebs show, Siri will initiate a call to the nearest Emergency Services. If you're not ready for it, you might not be able to cancel the call.  Read more...More about Siri and Tech

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